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  • Barbour says Obama cheers for higher gas prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential presidential contender, accused the Obama administration Wednesday of favoring a run-up in gas prices to prod consumers to buy more fuel-efficient cars.

  • Senate to send Obama a stopgap GOP spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an early victory for Republicans, the Democratic Senate is voting to send President Barack Obama a GOP-drafted measure that cuts $4 billion in spending as the price for keeping the government open for an additional two weeks.

    Sweeping bipartisan support is expected Wednesday for the measure, which passed the House on Tuesday by a 335-91 tally. More than 100 Democrats broke with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California to support it.

  • Gunmen kill Christian Pakistan government minister

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Assailants purportedly sent by al-Qaida and the Taliban killed the only Christian member of Pakistan's federal Cabinet Wednesday, spraying his car with bullets outside his mother's home. It was the second assassination in two months of a high-profile opponent of blasphemy laws that impose the death penalty for insulting Islam.

  • Wis. governor proposes deep cuts for schools, tax cuts

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday presented his full budget — a plan that cuts $1 billion in aid to public schools and local government but avoids any tax or fee increases, furloughs or widespread layoffs.

  • CBS chief: 'Two and a Half Men' future uncertain

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves described the future of crisis-ridden sitcom "Two and a Half Men" as uncertain while star Charlie Sheen spoke of a drug-free life with two "goddess" girlfriends at his home dubbed Sober Valley Lodge.

    Moonves, interviewed at an investors' conference Tuesday in San Francisco, said he hoped TV's top-rated comedy would return to CBS, adding, "We'll see."

  • Giving LAHS students the right tools to succeed

    Members of the Atomic City Corvettes and the Sports Car Club del Valle Rio Grande presented 10 tool kits, valued at $1,500, to the Los Alamos High School’s auto shop class Friday afternoon.
    “We are extremely grateful,” Senior Arthur Cox said. Before receiving the donation, Cox said he and his peers needed to bring tools from home. By having the tool sets they will be more productive, Senior Tim Byers said.

  • County briefs 03-01-11

    County web page gets a new look

    After 5 p.m. Friday, Los Alamos County will be temporarily bringing down its webpage (www.losalamosnm.us) in order to update the website with a new design.
    The webpage has not been updated in nearly three years, and this makeover is just the first step in what will eventually be an overhaul of the webpage, its navigation tools, and changes to its architecture later this year.

  • Update 03-01-11

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser
    A fundraiser concert for Gordons’ Concert Series 2011 is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Hilltop House Hotel, $25/person, live performances, benefit auction, appetizers and cash bar.

    Web page down

  • Flu causes 12 deaths in New Mexico

    Secretary  of Health Catherine Torres, MD, said Monday that there have been 12 influenza-related deaths so far this flu season and is encouraging all New Mexicans to get vaccinated against the disease.  
    The deaths occurred in Bernalillo, Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Luna, Taos and Valencia Counties. Eleven of the deaths occurred among adults aged 22 to 54 years and one death was a child.

  • Citizens, county mull fate of A-19a tract in White Rock

    A 60-acre plot of land known as A-19a, in the county’s possession since 2002, is getting a renewed focus by officials and it could be the home of a major new development for White Rock.
    A public meeting last Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall began to formulate a best-use vision for the property.
    Since the Department of Energy transferred ownership of the parcel, the county has made two failed attempts to sell the land outright to developers.