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  • Chandler pitches a protest

    Local attorney George Chandler planted a pup tent Thursday on the site targeted for construction of the new Municipal Building.

  • SOS unleashes fury at attackers

    There’s apparently no love lost between Secretary of State Mary Herrera and Los Alamos Chief Deputy Clerk Sheryl Nichols.
    What first surfaced earlier in the week as tensions between the two over problems with the statewide voter computer system now appears to be on the verge of erupting into a full-blown feud.
    During a telephone call as she traveled north from Las Cruces Thursday, Herrera unloaded 18 months worth of suppressed exasperation.

  • LAPS dedicates new LAHS wing

    After years of trekking to class down the road from the high school — sometimes in inclement weather and more recently through construction — NJROTC students will finally have a new home on campus.
    Before Thursday night’s school board meeting, the ribbon on R Wing was cut, officially marking the end of construction for that portion of the school.

  • NATO helicopter kills 20 Afghan insurgents

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A NATO helicopter killed more than 20 insurgents after it was fired on during an operation in Afghanistan's restive Kandahar province, the coalition said Friday.

    The group of fighters shot at the helicopter with small arms and machine guns, a NATO statement said. A ground team later found 20 bombs, firearms and several vehicles. A NATO service member was also killed in a separate incident.

  • WWII US airman tells court about Serbia rescue

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A former U.S. soldier told a Serbian court Friday how he and his fellow service members were rescued during World War II by fighters led by a Serb guerrilla who was later executed as a traitor by the postwar Yugoslav communist authorities.

    Milton Friend, now 88 and living in Boynton Beach, Florida, testified before a court reviewing the 1946 verdict against Gen. Draza Mihailovic.

  • Local tax votes buck national anti-tax trend

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Forget all the talk about voters being fed up with high taxes: In hundreds of cities and counties across the country, they are raising them.

    An Associated Press review of local election results found they boosted taxes to help pay for schools, public safety and other services they believe are essential to their communities.

  • Despite claims, bailouts not over yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says its bank bailouts are over, but the spending continues.

    In a Sept. 22 speech, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the bailouts "are completely behind us."

  • South Korea: North Korea opens fire at border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two rounds toward South Korea at their tense border Friday and South Korean troops immediately fired back, highlighting the security problems faced by Seoul as it prepares to host Barack Obama and other world leaders at the Group of 20 economic summit next month.

    An official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the exchange of fire at the heavily militarized border began when North Korean troops fired at a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone.

  • Bad weather slows aid to Indonesia tsunami victims

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Choppy seas, poor visibility and a shortage of boats are slowing the delivery of tons of food, water and blankets to the most remote corners of the Indonesian islands hit hardest by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people and crushed entire villages, an official said Friday.

  • Election problems mount at SOS office

    With the general election just five days away, the timing couldn’t be much worse for the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office to start having major problems.
    Next Tuesday’s nationwide general election will stretch to Saturday, Nov. 6 in New Mexico because the printer of ballot proofs for six counties, including Los Alamos, was behind schedule getting the proofs out. The deadline was Sept. 18 for county clerks to send absentee ballots to military personnel and residents overseas.