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  • Failing seniors get a second chance

    Typically, seniors who are lacking the sufficient number of credits to graduate have to make them up during the summer, but a pilot program being implemented by Los Alamos High School could change that.
    During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the school district is trying to identify the population of students most at risk for not graduating on time. He said there are upward of 10 seniors who could benefit from the program that is being offered through IDEAL-NM, a state-approved online program.

  • Small quake registered near LA

    So did you feel it?
    Chances are, you didn’t.
    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.9 earthquake was recorded, 40 miles north, northwest of Los Alamos at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday.
    The exact location was 36.399 degrees north and 106.682 degrees west, which was 30 miles north, northeast of Cuba, 40 miles south, southeast of Dulce and 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe.
    According to Peter Roberts, the operator of the Los Alamos Laboratory seismic network, the quake was smaller and registered closer to 2.3.

  • Update 12-15-10

    School board candidate workshop

    A school board candidate workshop will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at 2075 Trinity Drive, Suite V, for those interested in running for the Los Alamos Public Schools board. The workshop will provide candidates with an overview of the board policy on roles and communications. For more information contact Superintendent Gene Schmidt at 663-2230.

    Deadline extended

  • Research library teams shares digital award

    A team of researchers responsible for enabling “time travel” for the world wide web has received the 2010 Digital Preservation Award from the Institute for Conservation and Digital Preservation (DPC) at a ceremony held at the Royal Institute in London.

  • Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes for the next two years while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits.

  • Chrysler, Volkswagen issue large recalls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chrysler is recalling more than 367,000 minivans to address potential accidental air bag deployments. Volkswagen is recalling more than 228,000 vehicles to address potential fuel leaks.

    Chrysler says its recall affects 2008 model year Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.

  • Suicide bombers kill at least 39 in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people, including a newborn baby, at a Shiite mourning ceremony, state media reported.

    The attack, which also injured 90 people, took place outside the Imam Hussein Mosque in the port city of Chahbahar, near the border with Pakistan, the official IRNA news agency said.

  • Senate to vote on package extending Bush tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring at a Jan. 1 deadline, the Senate is poised Wednesday to pass legislation that would spare taxpayers at every income level from a significant rate increase.

  • Gunman fires at Fla. school board, kills self

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 56-year-old ex-convict calmly held a school board at gunpoint and said he was seeking redress for his wife's firing before shooting at the superintendent at short range and then killing himself.

    No bullets struck the superintendent, Bill Husfelt, who credited God for his escape late Tuesday. The gunman, Clay A. Duke, apparantly created a Facebook page last week that refers to class warfare and is laced with images from the movie "V for Vendetta," in which a mysterious figure battles a totalitarian government.

  • Facebook founder named Time's Person of Year

    Year" for 2010.

    At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world's youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of philanthropy.

    Earlier this year, he pledged $100 million over five years to the Newark, N.J. school system. Now, he's in the company of media titans Carl Icahn, 74, Barry Diller, 68, and others who have joined Giving Pledge, an effort led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett to commit the country's wealthiest people to step up their charitable donations.