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  • Hilltoppers advance to district finals

    Hilltopper Erin Kirk tries to battle her way through two of Bernalillo Spartans for a loose ball during Thursday’s District 2AAAA semifinal game at Griffith Gymnasium. Los Alamos won Thursday’s game and will advance to Saturday’s district finale at Española Valley.

  • Update 02-25-11

    Music Marathon
    The Marathon will be from 2-
    9 p.m. Sunday in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and will kick off with a one-hour Student Musicale, showcasing local music students.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will from 8 a.m.-noon March 5 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser

  • Bingaman's impact on Valles Caldera

    News of Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s retirement is bittersweet to the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP). It’s been a successful collaboration between the preserve and the senator but whether Bingaman’s successor will continue his work is unknown.
    Bingaman, who has served in the U.S. Senate for 28 years, will not seek reelection in 2012.
    The Caldera Action, a nonprofit organization that advocates for increased access and the restoration and protection of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, has worked with Bingaman for 20 of those years.

  • From NZ rubble, haunting texts to Mom beg for help

    The first text message said: "Mommy, I got buried." About 40 minutes later: "Mommy, I can't move my right hand." Then, a brief call from New Zealand's earthquake rubble to parents in the Philippines pleading to send help.

    After another harrowing hour in a crumpled building, when she sent a half-dozen more texts about increasing pain, continued shaking and overwhelming smoke, came the final one: "Please make it quick."

  • House GOP say shutdown irresponsible

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Friday urged Senate Democrats to accept $4 billion in cuts as a compromise to keep the government running for two weeks past a March 4 deadline.

    "A government shutdown is not an acceptable or responsible option for Republicans," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia said in a conference call where he and other Republicans promoted their plan for avoiding the first government shutdown since 1996.

  • 6 killed as Iraqis protest in 'Day of Rage'

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands marched on government buildings and clashed with security forces in cities across Iraq on Friday, in the largest and most violent anti-government protests here since political unrest began spreading in the Arab world several weeks ago.

  • Answers sought in deadly Houston day care fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — From the outside, only a hole hacked in the roof offers any sign that a home day care center had been filled with so much smoke from a kitchen fire that firefighters needed thermal imaging equipment to locate some of the victims. The fire killed three children and sent four others to hospitals.

  • Gadhafi militia open fire on Libya protesters

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on protesters streaming out of mosques in the Libyan capital on Friday, demanding the regime's ouster, witnesses said, reporting at least four killed. Across rebellious cities in the east, tens of thousands held rallies in support of the first Tripoli protests in days.

  • Wis. Assembly passes bill taking away union rights

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.

  • New Zealand quake toll rises to 113 dead

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A woman plucked from a building that collapsed in this week's earthquake went ahead with her planned wedding Friday — a bright spot in Christchurch as the death toll rose to 113 and relatives anguished over the missing.

    Emma Howard told local media she was determined not to let Tuesday's 6.3-magnitude quake derail her plans for the wedding, even after she spent more than five hours trapped in a tiny cavity between the collapsed floors of an office building that was completely destroyed.