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Today's News

  • Basketball: James paces Heat as they take Game 1

    MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade’s night began with a hug for his mom. It ended with an embrace from LeBron James.
    Nearby, Chris Bosh held up three fingers.
    No explanation necessary. The Miami Heat are three wins from the reason why the Big Three came together in the first place.
    James scored 24 points for his first win in five NBA finals games, Wade scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half and the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-84 in Game 1 of the title series on Tuesday night — holding the Western Conference champions to their lowest point total of the playoffs after a dominant defensive showing down the stretch.

  • Topes Notes 06-01-11

    Isotopes lose at Memphis Tuesday

    The Memphis Redbirds scored six times in their final three at-bats Tuesday to break open a tight ballgame against the Albuquerque Isotopes.
    Following an Albuquerque score in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 4-4, the Redbirds scored once in the bottom of the sixth, twice in the bottom of the seventh and three more in the bottom of the eight to win going away, 10-4.
    Albuquerque, which is in the middle of a 12-game road trip, its longest out-of-town venture of the season, has lost four of its last five on this road swing. Tuesday night’s game was the opener of a four-game set with Memphis.

  • Sports update 06-01-11

    Car wash Saturday will support local softball team

    The New Mexico Thunder softball team will hold a car wash Saturday at the Shell gas station on Trinity Drive.
    The New Mexico Thunder is made up of local players 16-and-under. Money earned from the car wash will help defray travel costs.
    Saturday’s car wash is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon at the station.

    Hoops camps set for next week

    The Jr. Topper basketball program will host a pair of camps next week for players in grades K-5.
    The fundamentals camps start Monday. Price for participation is $70 per player.

  • Track and field: Hawk teams had good run in 2011 season

    The Los Alamos Middle School track and field teams ended their spring season  with a meet at West Las Vegas.
    All four Hawks teams placed in the top four of their divisions. The seventh grade girls won the team competition handily, scoring 146 points, the eighth grade boys also won with a team score of 107, the seventh grade boys finished in 4th place with  53.5 points, the eighth grade girls finished in second place with 107 points.
    The seventh grade girls team was dominant during the 2011 season. After placing third at the first meet in March, it went undefeated in the remaining four meets, scoring 100-150 points in each meet.
    Several school records were broken by the Hawks teams over the course of the season.

  • IAEA: Japan underestimated tsunami risk to plants

    TOKYO (AP) — U.N. inspectors faulted Japan on Wednesday for underestimating the threat of a devastating tsunami on its crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant but praised its overall response to the crisis as exemplary.

    The preliminary report by a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency also said the tsunami hazard was underestimated at several other nuclear facilities in Japan, and called for experts worldwide to learn from the disaster to avert future accidents.

  • Stocks sink on worries about economic recovery

    NEW YORK (AP) — The job market's already slow recovery looks to be losing momentum, and so is the manufacturing industry. New doubts about the economic recovery's strength on Wednesday knocked the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 100 points.

    Private employers added just 38,000 jobs in May, down from 177,000 in April, according to payroll processor ADP. It's the weakest result since September. The report may offer a preview of Friday's more comprehensive job report from the Labor Department, which includes hiring by both private employers and the government.

  • Next-to-last space shuttle flight lands on Earth--video extra

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour and its six astronauts returned to Earth early Wednesday, closing out the next-to-last mission in NASA's 30-year program with a safe middle-of-the-night landing.

    Endeavour glided down onto the runway one final time under the cover of darkness, just as Atlantis, the last shuttle bound for space, arrived at the launch pad for the grand finale in five weeks.

    Commander Mark Kelly — whose wife, wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, remained behind at her rehab center in Houston — brought Endeavour to a stop before hundreds of onlookers that included the four Atlantis astronauts who will take flight in July.

  • Japan wants businessmen to shed suits, save energy--video extra

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government wants the country's suit-loving salarymen to be bold this summer. Ditch the stuffy jacket and tie. And for the good of a country facing a power crunch, go light and casual.

    Japan's "Super Cool Biz" campaign kicked off Wednesday with a government-sponsored fashion show featuring outfits appropriate for the office yet cool enough to endure the sweltering heat.

    This summer may be especially brutal. The loss of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which was crippled by the March 11 tsunami, means electricity could be in short supply around the nation's capital, Tokyo, during especially hot days.

  • WH: Obama-GOP meeting productive without progress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a meeting between President Barack Obama and House Republicans was worthwhile even if it didn't bridge the partisan divide that exists over how to reduce the deficit.

    Press Secretary Jay Carney said it's useful for Republicans and Democrats to sit down and talk in a non-confrontational environment. But also he said that a large meeting like the one between Obama and dozens of House Republicans Wednesday isn't the right forum for specific advances in negotiations.

  • Let's think about putting an overpass above Trinity Drive

    I’ve been reading the letters about the proposed changes to Trinity Drive; listened to people talking on the street; listened to county council meetings and agree there is a load of 11th hour people coming out; offering mostly complaints and not solutions.
    My question: Has anyone looked at instead of making Trinity smaller by adding  roundabouts that potentially cause emergency vehicles inability to get to their destinations timely, to put in overpasses that will allow even those with physical handicaps access?  I’ve seen them in several places in Albuquerque so they must work. After all the ones on Diamond Drive seem to work pretty good and we aren’t putting roundabouts there.