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  • The lowest of the low

    It’s a dog’s world. That means dogs rule, people drool. Dogs know how to have fun in almost any situation, whereas people work hard to find fault with anything and everything.
    And people can manufacture nightmares in this dog’s world that would keep Freddy Krueger awake. It’s hard to imagine why anyone would purposely hurt a dog.
    But some people treat dogs like garbage, abusing and tossing them aside with no more thought than one would have for a discarded piece of trash.
    As a shining example of what people value in our society, consider the mound of yak upchuck who goes by the name Michael Vick.
    In a recent interview, Vick (currently a $5 million a year NFL quarterback for the New York Jets) bragged that he could help any team get to the Super Bowl.
    I don’t know if anyone explained to this sadistic cretin, but they don’t torture dogs at the Super Bowl. His talents would be severely wasted.
    Vick personifies the absolute worst in human DNA, the ability of people to place human pleasure above everything else. After serving 18 months in a plush jail, he was quickly put back onto the playing field for the Philadelphia Eagles, making tens of millions of dollars. Despite the pleasure and profit he took in torturing dogs for entertainment, his fans continued to praise him.

  • 7-on-7 action

    Members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team took on Santa Fe in a 7-on-7 passing league contest Thursday evening at the LAHS practice field. Los Alamos opens its season Aug. 29 at home. 

  • Lee, Isotopes blank Omaha, 5-0

    Zach Lee pitched seven innings of shutout ball Thursday night in Omaha to help the Albuquerque Isotopes to its second straight road win.
    Lee gave up just three hits Thursday and the Isotopes garnered enough offense to pick up a 5-0 victory.
    Game three of that four-game series against the Storm Chasers is scheduled for tonight. The Isotopes, who went just 2-6 in their recent homestand, have a chance to win their third straight road series if they can earn a victory.
    The only hits the Storm Chasers (41-33) managed off Lee, or the other two pitchers that threw, were singles.
    On offense, Albuquerque (34-40) got three doubles from Walter Ibarra, while Tim Federowicz went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs.

  • Strother squeaks out victory at Pace Race

    It was a close finish at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s race was Tuesday starting along Pipeline Road, just south of White Rock.
    Nikol Strother earned the win by just .16 seconds. Her predicted finish time was off by just 2.69 seconds, topping a runner, identified only as “Nick Pv,” who was off by 2.85 seconds.
    All the best predictions Tuesday were made by runners on the 3-mile course. Ted Romero was off by just six seconds on the longer course, while the best prediction on the 1-mile course was made by Joan Williams, who was 75 seconds off.
    Strother, who won the Pace Race two weeks ago, not only had the best prediction but was also the fastest 3-mile finisher with her time of 21 minutes, 37 seconds.
    On the short course, the fastest finisher was Patricia Burnside at 9:39.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday starting at Quemazon Montesori’s play lot on Brisa del Bosque.
    Race time is 6 p.m.
    For more information, visit the Roadrunners’ website, atomicrunners.com, or call 672-1639. 

  • 'Flash' Thomas hosting camp

    ALBUQUERQUE — Dreams of one day playing in the NFL are now a reality for Lobo and current Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Lamaar ‘Flash’ Thomas, who saw action in his first NFL games during the 2013 season.
    But before Thomas kicks off his second season in the league, he’s looking forward to taking part in a youth football camp on Saturday, June 28 in Rio Rancho, that he’s worked on since the end of last season.
    “This is something I’ve been wanted to do since college,” said Thomas. “I had the opportunity to go to the same camp when I was younger, so I know first-hand how much fun that was for me.”
    The Fort Washington, Md., native is thankful for the unique position he’s in to be a mentor and role model for so many kids that are in the same position he was in just 10 years ago. It’s an idea he’s brainstormed many times previously with friend and former coach, Dan Foley.
    “We are excited to have such a great young man and role model helping the youth of our community,” said Foley.
    The camp will be open to children from the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas for no charge.

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  • Residents temporarily evacuated

    Residents were temporarily evacuated from their homes Thursday night after a car struck a house at 98 Rim Road and ruptured a gas line.
    Workers with the county’s Department of Public Utilities were on the scene by 5 p.m. and eventually turned the gas off at 5:15 p.m. Officials, however, said there was a leak underground and they eventually fixed it by 6:30 p.m.
    Los Alamos County Spokesperson Julie Habiger issued a statement, saying residents were allowed to go back into their homes, as the leak has been found and repaired.
    “The homeowner at 98 Rim Road will likely not be able to occupy his home this evening until damage assessment can be done on the house,” she said.
    The evacuation was conducted by Los Alamos fire and police officials.
    Initially, the car damaged the gas valve and crews were having trouble turning the gas off.
    “We got a call around 5 p.m. of a report of a car running into a gas meter,” DPU spokeswoman Allison Majure said. “We dispatched a crew and they were able to turn off the valve but there was a leak underground and they were trying to find that leak.”
    Emergency officials and residents, meanwhile, were out on the street watching what was happening.

  • White Rock man busted for child porn, sex charges

    Weeks after the Los Alamos Police assisted the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office in the arrest of alleged child pornographer and Los Alamos resident David Rael, police have arrested another resident in an unrelated case.
    This time, police, along with special agents from the N.M. AG’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested White Rock resident Christopher Davis, 21, Tuesday. The search warrant and resulting arrest were triggered by a criminal summons out of Anoka County, Minn. from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
    According to the Anoka County sheriff, Davis was wanted for sending lewd photos to a 14-year-old girl, who is also a resident of Anoka County.
    However, a deeper investigation police revealed other related crimes allegedly committed by Davis.
    “During the execution of the search warrant and further investigation it was determined that Christopher Davis was also engaged in criminal sexual acts in Los Alamos County,” LAPD said in a released statement. Altogether, Davis has been charged with four counts of sexual penetration of a minor, criminal sexual communication with a child, child solicitation by electronic device and sexual exploitation of a child (manufacturing).