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  • DeLay defiant before getting 3-year prison term

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay remained defiant as he faced a judge's sentence to three years in prison for a scheme to illegally influence Texas elections, insisting he committed no crime and was the victim of selective prosecution by authorities targeting his politics.

    "Everything I did was covered by accountants and lawyers telling me what I had to do to stay within the law," the Houston-area Republican said. "I can't be remorseful for something I don't think I did."

  • Martinez proposes 3% budget cuts next year

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing a 3 percent reduction in spending to balance the state's budget next year.

    In releasing her budget proposals on Monday, Martinez recommended spending about $5.4 billion to finance public schools, higher education and general government operations in the fiscal year that starts next July.

  • Locator signal detected in Colo. airplane search

    WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) — Search teams say they've picked up an emergency locator signal in the southern Colorado mountains where a small plane disappeared.

    Air traffic controllers lost contact with the single-engine, six-seat Piper Malibu on Sunday over the Sangre de Cristo range about 50 miles west of Pueblo. It departed from Phoenix.

    Lt. Col. Mike Daniels of the Colorado Civil Air Patrol said Monday that two helicopters, two airplanes and 16 people on foot are searching.

  • AP IMPACT: Meth flourishes despite tracking laws

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Electronic systems that track sales of the cold medicine used to make methamphetamine have failed to curb the drug trade and instead created a vast, highly lucrative market for profiteers to buy over-the-counter pills and sell them to meth producers at a huge markup.

    An Associated Press review of federal data shows that the lure of such easy money has drawn thousands of new people into the methamphetamine underworld over the last few years.

  • Arctic blast coats South in treacherous snow, ice

    ATLANTA (AP) — Southerners more accustomed to sunshine than snow ditched wrecked cars on icy roadsides and huddled in chilly, dark homes Monday as a wintry blast swept the region and threatened days of treacherous conditions.

  • Monitor Website will soon become subscriber-based

    The Los Alamos Monitor’s online counterpart, lamonitor.com will become a subscription-based news and information site beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1.

    All of the print newspaper’s valued subscribers will have full access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as video, slideshows, reader forums, comments and the full online community that the Website is becoming.

  • Miranda brings experience to position

    Annalisa Miranda may be new to Los Alamos County but she is no novice in her position as logistics manager/ purchasing agent.
    Miranda came on board as the county’s new logistics manager/ purchasing agent on Nov. 15 but has worked in this field her entire career.
    In this position, Miranda said, “We’re responsible for making sure the county has all the goods and supplies and services it needs to give to the citizens of Los Alamos.”

  • Update 01-09-11

    Quarterly pickup

    The White Rock Quarterly Bulk Item Pickup will begin at 8 a.m. Monday.
    All furniture, appliances, Christmas trees and yard debris must be at the curb by
    8 a.m. For more information, call 662-8163.


    UNM-LA board meeting Monday
    The UNM-LA Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Lecture Hall, Bulding 2.

    School board meeting Tuesday
    The LAPS board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pajarito Cliffs Building 1 conference room.

     

  • Winter Weather Advisory through Monday morning

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES... WITH AN ADDITIONAL INCH LOCALLY OVER SUMMITS AND HIGHER SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL INTENSIFY AND EXPAND IN COVERAGE BY MID MORNING... WITH SNOW SHOWERS TAPERING OFF RAPIDLY AFTER NOON TODAY.

  • Giffords: Dem who wins in conservative district

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords, one of her state's most high-profile Democrats, seems at first glance to be an unlikely choice of voters in conservative-leaning southern Arizona.

    But she has managed to remain popular, winning election three times in the Tucson-area congressional district by holding centrist positions, reaching out to constituents and bucking her party's position on many issues as a key member of the "Blue Dog Coalition" Democrats.

    She has been tough on border security, but supports comprehensive immigration reform.