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Today's News

  • Secure our borders now

    I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that we’ve got a problem with our borders, and it isn’t going away anytime soon — it’s only going to get worse unless we do something about it.
    Fortunately, some of the politicians from non-border states are beginning to get it.
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, recently had a tour of the border and concluded that we must provide more resources to secure our border.
    As someone who lives in a border state, has immersed myself in this issue, and has had a first-hand tour of the border in the El Paso sector, I couldn’t agree more with Sen. Landrieu.
    The federal government is clearly not doing enough to secure our borders, and, yes, we do need more resources.

  • Power outages impact Los Alamos residents

    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric line crew spent the evening and early morning troubleshooting two underground power outages, one that began late Tuesday evening and the other early Wednesday morning.
     Tuesday evening’s power outage began around 10 p.m. and affected 40 to 50 customers at the Loma Vista Apartments and a small section of Oppenheimer. Crews restored power at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday by running a temporary line above ground to the area.  Linemen are still investigating the root cause so that permanent repairs may be conducted and the temporary line removed.

  • Power outages impact Los Alamos residents

    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric line crew spent the evening and early morning troubleshooting two underground power outages, one that began late Tuesday evening and the other early Wednesday morning.
     Tuesday evening’s power outage began around 10 p.m. and affected 40 to 50 customers at the Loma Vista Apartments and a small section of Oppenheimer. Crews restored power at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday by running a temporary line above ground to the area.  Linemen are still investigating the root cause so that permanent repairs may be conducted and the temporary line removed.

  • Jailed Palestinian leader asks millions to protest

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An imprisoned Palestinian uprising leader held by Israel called Wednesday for "millions" of people to take to the streets in support of a Palestinian independence bid this fall — a scenario that Israeli officials warn could spin into a new wave of violence.

    With peace talks stalled since 2008, the Palestinians have said they will instead ask the United Nations to recognize their state during the General Assembly session in September.

  • Mixed reaction to 'Gang of 6' budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the House reacted positively to a new bipartisan budget plan emerging in the Senate, even as a top House GOP military hawk said it would cut defense way too much.

    Asked about the budget unveiled Tuesday by the Senate's "Gang of Six" at a brief appearance with reporters Wednesday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, "It has some good principles in it."

  • Topes Notes 07-20-11

    For the second night in a row, the Albuquerque Isotopes couldn't hang on to an early lead against the Oklahoma City RedHawks and lost more ground against the Round Rock Express in the division race.

    The RedHawks scored eight runs in the final four innings Tuesday in Albuquerque to win 9-5. The Isotopes socred three times in the bottom of the first and twice more in the bottom of the fourth to go up 5-0 before the RedHawks rallied late.

    Albuquerque has two more games with Oklahoma City in this series, including a 7:05 p.m. start time today. Following that Albuquerque will entertain New Orleans for a four-game set.

  • White Rock topped by Eastdale in 3-1/2 innings, 14-2

    TAOS — It was a big early deficit against a very good ballclub and the White Rock All-Stars wouldn’t be able to overcome it.
    Despite going into Tuesday’s semifinal round contest of the state tournament with some good momentum after two come-from-behind wins, the gap was too much to close. Albuquerque’s Eastdale All-Stars got their bats going early, pounding out nine hits in the first two innings and taking advantage of five errors to upend White Rock 14-2 in 3-1/2 innings at Kit Carson Park.
    Eastdale, one of the favorites in the Majors state softball tournament, had nine hits in the first two innings, including four for extra bases, while White Rock could only come up with single tallies in the tops of the second and fourth.

  • Complaint: Alleged rape by NM judge was videotaped

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A court document says a New Mexico prostitute who has accused Albuquerque's top criminal judge of rape made a videotape of the alleged attack.

    The complaint against District Judge Pat Murdoch says a detective heard about the tape from an informant and bought it for $400.

    Police then questioned the woman, who says Murdoch solicited her on a prostitution website.

    The woman says she met with the judge about eight times and he paid her $200 each time. She says he forced himself on her during one visit, but she returned and secretly recorded a second forced encounter.

    Murdoch is out on bond. His first court appearance is Thursday.

  • Albuquerque Hall of Fame inductees to be honored at Isotopes Park Saturday


    A trio of former Albuquerque players make up the 2011 class of inductees to the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.
    Brian Traxler, Ted Power and Jason Wood will be enshrined in a pre-game ceremony Saturday as part of Dukes Retro Night at Isotopes Park.
    The three players were nominated and elected by vote of the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame committee, consisting of baseball history experts throughout Albuquerque.
    Power pitched for the Dukes from 1979-82, going 41-19 with a 4.29 ERA in 85 games, 83 starts.

  • World Cup win gives Japan reason to cheer

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Their country’s misery was never far from their hearts.
    Thousands dead or missing. Villages erased. Homes destroyed.
    The players on Japan’s women’s World Cup team invoked the slow recovery from a devastating tsunami and earthquake time and again. Whatever they could do, they vowed, they would.
    True to their word, the gleaming World Cup trophy will ride back on the plane with them — a prize, they hope, that will lift the gloom, even if only for a short while.