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  • AP Exclusive: Iran poised for big nuke jump

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is poised to greatly expand uranium enrichment at a fortified underground bunker to a point that would boost how quickly it could make nuclear warheads, diplomats tell The Associated Press.

    They said Tehran has put finishing touches for the installation of thousands of new-generation centrifuges at the cavernous facility — machines that can produce enriched uranium much more quickly and efficiently than its present machines.

    While saying that the electrical circuitry, piping and supporting equipment for the new centrifuges was now in place, the diplomats emphasized that Tehran had not started installing the new machines at its Fordo facility and could not say whether it was planning to.

  • Can't touch this: ABQ strip clubs in council's crosshairs

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Strip club owners in Albuquerque would have to be licensed and their performers could no longer touch their customers under a proposal being drafted by several city council members.

    Councilors Dan Lewis, Debbie O'Malley, and Isaac Benton plan to present the bill next week.

    If it passes it would also ban VIP rooms at the strip clubs and they would be required to post signs with a phone number for a human trafficking hotline.

    Lewis tells KOB-TV in Albuquerque that the bill could help curb prostitution and human trafficking. He says outlawing strip clubs in the city isn't possible but tougher regulations would protect children.

  • VIDEO: Naked Man Steals Socks From Walmart

    A hefty, thirty-two-year-old Pennsylvania man is behind bars after police say he stripped off his clothes in the parking lot of a Walmart, walked naked into the store and stole a pair of socks.

  • Pancake supper slated for Tuesday

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church and the House of Hope women (and men) will commemorate Shrove Tuesday on Feb. 21, by hosting a pancake supper fundraiser from 5:30-7 p.m. in Kelly Hall, 3900 Trinity Dr. 

    Donations for the dinner are $4 for children 10 and younger, $7 for adults and $18 for families. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the supper.

  • Pastor Chuck: Death as punishment for lying seems harsh

    “A story in the New Testament tells about two people who died when they ‘lied to God.’ Wasn’t that a little harsh?” — Randy 

     

    The account of Ananias and Sapphira, set in the context of the story of the fledgling church in Jerusalem in the very early days of the Christian movement, is jolting and unsettling.

  • Church listings 2-17-11

     

       

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Congress sends payroll tax cut measure to Obama--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Friday approved legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship.

    The Senate approved the $143 billion measure on a bipartisan 60-36 vote minutes after the House approved it by a sweeping 293-132 vote. Obama is expected to sign it shortly after returning from a West Coast fundraising swing.

  • Speakers discuss alternative voting methods

    According to the 2011 edition of the Electoral System Design handbook, only about one quarter (47) of 199 countries that elect national legislatures use the districted winner-take-all (plurality) system that dominates elections at all levels in the United States. 

  • Teen Center, Nature Center enter next phase

    The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will conduct a public hearing on Phase 2 (Design/Construction) applications for the Teen Center and Nature Center at 5:15 p.m., Feb. 23 in Council Chambers.

  • Lujan ends era with close of session--Video Extra

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Luján brought his gavel down on the end of an era Thursday as he closed out his last regular session after nearly 40 years in the chamber.