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Today's News

  • Smith's Union: Earnings uptick belies cuts

    Kroger’s latest earnings report has triggered another attack by the union that represents employees at Smith’s Food & Drug centers.
    In a written statement Wednesday, the union said that Smith’s parent company “revealed strong growth in an allegedly hurting economy.”

  • Census: 1 in 7 Americans lives in poverty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty.
    The overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said Thursday in its annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households. The report covers 2009, President Barack Obama’s first year in office.
    The poverty rate climbed from 13.2 percent, or 39.8 million people, in 2008.

  • Police: Hopkins gunman shot himself and relative

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A gunman who wounded a doctor at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore and then holed up inside a room has shot and killed himself and a relative during a standoff with authorities, police said Thursday.
    Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told The Associated Press that the suspect and his relative died in a hospital room.
    The standoff lasted more than 2 hours.

  • US homes lost to foreclosure up 25 pct.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis.
    The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month in a row, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.
    In all, banks repossessed 95,364 properties last month, up 3 percent from July and an increase of 25 percent from August 2009, RealtyTrac said.

  • 09-16-10 Be There calendar

    Friday
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will benefit United Way of Northern New Mexico. Los Alamos Golf Course members pay $60 to play, non-members play $90, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, breakfast by Ruby K’s, a catered lunch by private chef Jarda Belmonte, a drink ticket and may prizes. Go to www.chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=
    LACC&evid=530603 to register.
    Saturday

  • Juke Joint Duo helps bring music to Los Alamos

    There hasn’t been a concert in Los Alamos since Aug. 27 and it’s been too long. However, there will be a Summer Concert fundraiser show Friday at the Blue Window Bistro starring the Juke Joint Duo, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm.
    They play the music of the Mississippi Delta and electrified hill country blues.
    Before World War II and before such blues superstars like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker moved north to Chicago, Detroit and other American northern industrial cities, there was rural southern blues.

  • Join the Flight to the Fall Nature Fiesta

    Migration is the name of the game this month as warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, kinglets, thrushes and other birds set off on adventures to find or return to their winter homes. As the days turn cool with the retreating summer heat, make your own migration to Bandelier’s Fall Nature Fiesta from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25.
    The event is jointly sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos and Bandelier. More than a dozen games and demonstrations will be held behind the newly renovated visitor center at Bandelier National Monument.

  • A drama of romance and nuclear weapons

    Albuquerque — The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “Broken Hammer,” a play written by Robert Benjamin, physicist turned playwright.
    In the play, Benjamin blends loyalty and romance with stockpile stewardship. The staged reading will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 21; it will be followed by a question and answer session with the author.  
    Benjamin began his career in playwriting after 30 years as a research experimental physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Sports Update 09-16-10

    Former LA runner McNiff earns RMAC weekly honor for ASC

    Former Los Alamos standout runner Ryan McNiff was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men’s Runner of the Week.
    McNiff, a senior at Adams State College, was the first runner of 2010 to earn the RMAC honor.
    At last week’s Joe I. Vigil Invitational, McNiff won the men’s 8K race in a time of 24 minutes, 34 seconds, a personal best for him at the Grizzlies’ home course, Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo.

  • Girls soccer: LA can’t get much going against Rams

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team always tries to schedule as many tough contests as it can during its nondistrict season trying to learn as much about itself and its potential weaknesses prior to district and the postseason.
    But even if it didn’t have that benefit in 2010, it wouldn’t be that hard to see where it will need to improve.