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Today's News

  • Grasshoppers, pecan liquor and Charles Darwin

    Jacqueline Kelly, author of the Newbery Honor Book, “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,” returns to Los Alamos to sign her book from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    “We’re delighted that Jackie will be here again to introduce a new generation of readers to Calpurnia,” said Ellen Ben-Naim of Otowi Station Bookstore. “Young adults and adults are really captivated by this spunky, ambitious heroine.”

  • Shelton Hank Williams III releases his Rebel Within

    Keeping family traditions alive is the main reason they are handed down to younger generations. They can range from a skill to a trade, to heirlooms. In Shelton Hank Williams’ III (aka Hank 3) case, music has trickled down through the generations.
    His grandfather Hank Williams was a country western musician. His father, Hank Williams Jr. followed in those footsteps and brought his own form of “outlaw” country to the limelight. Hank 3 is paving his own way, however, mixing his country roots with punk and rock, making a kind of “hellbilly” fusion of diabolical country/punk/rock music.

  • Player tweets she quits badminton

    LONDON (AP) — A Chinese badminton star is apparently quitting the sport after she was one of eight players disqualified from the doubles tournament at the London Olympics for trying to lose.
    A comment on a verified account for Yu Yang on the Tencent microblogging service late Wednesday read: “This is my last game. Farewell Badminton World Federation. Farewell my dear badminton.”
    Yu’s retirement could not be immediately confirmed with Chinese badminton officials. In China, the lives of top athletes are closely controlled by sports officials.
    Yu and Wang Xiaoli were one of four doubles teams which appeared to play poorly on purpose to secure a more favorable position in the next phase of the event.

  • Topes Notes 08-02-12

    Albuquerque drops third straight contest

  • Top NMAA official leaving to take job in New York

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced Wednesday that longtime associate director Robert Zayas is leaving to take over the state athletic association in New York.
    Zayas, who started with the NMAA — the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state — in 2002, will take over one of the largest athletic associations in the country.
    With the NMAA, Zayas oversaw several sports postseason events, including soccer, swimming and diving and track and field. He also helped coordinate alignment and classification of schools and was the NMAA’s main media contact for most of his career there.

  • Morning Workout

    The GOALS soccer camp, which concludes Friday, is hosting more than 50 participants at Sullivan Field. The camp is for girls of all ages and is being run by players and coaches from the collegiate ranks.

  • Standing at ground zero during 1950s nuclear test
  • Raw Video: Oklahoma Refinery Fire

    Fire was reported at a Holly Sinclair oil refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma early Thursday. Flames could be seen several miles away.

  • Today in History for August 2nd
  • Big Day for Team USA in Olympic Swimming