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Today's News

  • Religion listings 12-24-10

    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

  • Bible Answers 12-24-10

    “No one knows for sure when Jesus was actually born. Why do we make so much of this holiday?”
    — James

    This is not a new question. We have over the years addressed it and its corollaries; i.e., the debate over the actual date, the crass commercialism associated with Christmas and which parts of the Christmas story are indeed biblical and which are merely figments of our tradition.

  • Just A Wag 12-24-10

    •We have heard that a status report on the fire department pornography investigation will come out within a couple of weeks.
    •Well-known Los Alamos figure Ed Burkle has been nominated by Gov.-elect Susana Martinez to serve as her secretary of the General Services Department.
    •We have learned that Dr. Ann Wadstrom submitted the winning suggestion, which resulted in the name change of Airport Basin to Pajarito Cliffs.

  • You heard me ... be a Scrooge!

    Back in high school, I could barely put a verb and noun together without hurting myself.  That is, me not was two good very in the English.  Okay, maybe not quite that bad, but I did have trouble keeping my grades up in the low C’s.  (I hope my students aren’t reading this!)

  • Californians start cleaning up mud, water, debris

    HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Constante burst into tears when she saw a red tag slapped on her parents' garage in Highland, deeming it unsafe to enter.

    "My mom and dad worked so hard for this," said the 29-year-old pharmacy technician, wearing knee high rubber boots.

    She couldn't get inside to see how bad the damage was to Christmas presents and other belongings. Out front, two holiday reindeer were enveloped in mud several feet deep.

  • Former employee sues Secretary of State Herrera

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former spokesman for Secretary of State Mary Herrera is suing his former boss.

    James Flores accuses Herrera of retaliating against him for speaking with the FBI about alleged corruption in the secretary of state's office.

    Flores' complaint was filed Wednesday in state district court in Santa Fe.

    Herrera denies the allegations, saying Flores was fired for being insubordinate. She wouldn't say what actions by Flores she deemed insubordinate.

  • Football: Steelers all business in 27-3 win over Panthers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — No one needs to explain this math to the Pittsburgh Steelers: It's easier to get to the Super Bowl by winning two games rather than three.

    On a short week with no real practice following a tough loss, the Steelers were determined not to get distracted and lose to the poor-record Carolina Panthers. Do that, and they might be adding an extra work week to their playoff schedule.

  • Difficult driving conditions in No. NM Friday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state transportation department says several roadways are snow packed in northern New Mexico.

    U.S. 64 has difficult driving conditions with about two inches of snow and it continues to snow lightly.

    New Mexico state road 434 has difficult driving conditions. It is snowing and the road has two inches of accumulation.

    Crews are plowing, salting and sanding the roadway. Motorists should drive with caution and reduce their speed.

  • Pilgrims, clergy come to Bethlehem for Christmas

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and clergy converged on Bethlehem on Friday as the town of Jesus' birth prepared to celebrate Christmas Eve.

    Boy Scout marching bands played in Manger Square, just outside the Church of the Nativity, which Christian tradition identifies as the site of Jesus' birth in a stable two millennia ago. Pilgrims lit candles inside, and Palestinian policemen deployed around the town to keep the peace.

  • TRACK SANTA'S TREK TO LOS ALAMOS!

    Santa Claus has made his list and checked it twice... Have you been naughty or nice? Santa is making his annual journey around the world and will be in the Los Alamos vicinity tonight.

    Track his progress to your house. To see where Santa is right now, click here.

    Merry Christmas to all...