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Today's News

  • Budget pact barely touches current-year deficit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new budget estimate released Wednesday shows that the spending bill negotiated between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would produce less than 1 percent of the $38 billion in promised savings by the end of this budget year.

    The Congressional Budget Office estimate shows that compared with current spending rates the spending bill due for a House vote Thursday would cut federal outlays from non-war accounts by just $352 million through Sept. 30. About $8 billion in immediate cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid are offset by nearly equal increases in defense spending.

  • Mom drives van into Hudson River, kills self, 3 children

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman upset with the father of her children packed her four youngsters into her minivan and drove into the frigid Hudson River, killing everyone except her 10-year-old son, who managed to roll down a window of the sinking vehicle and swim to shore.
    The dead youngsters ranged in age from 11 months to 5 years.
    A relative had called police Tuesday night to report a dispute at the home of Lashanda Armstrong, 25. Shortly afterward, she drove off a boat ramp several blocks away from her apartment in this struggling city 60 miles north of New York City.

  • Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice Wednesday but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that the home run king lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly using steroids and human growth hormone.

    Following a 12-day trial and almost four full days of deliberation, the jury of eight women and four men could reach a unanimous verdict only on one of the four counts against Bonds. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston declared a mistrial on the others, a messy end to a case that put the slugger — and baseball itself — under a cloud of suspicion for more than three years.

  • LANL selects two small businesses for monitoring work

    Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced it has selected two small businesses to compete for up to $80 million in well drilling and groundwater monitoring work.
    The work will strengthen the Lab’s ability to address groundwater monitoring requirements and contribute important data to LANL’s investigation of Cold War-era waste sites.
    “Being able to efficiently drill new wells that produce quality groundwater samples is critical to completing our cleanup goals,” said Michael Graham, the Lab’s associate director for Environmental Programs. “And the fact that this work will go to local businesses is great.”

  • Acclaimed Christian singer in town

    John Michael Talbot sang rock-n-roll, founded a Franciscan monastery and became a Christian musician and author.  
    Talbot is performing songs, motivational teachings and meditations through Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The performances are free but donations or “love offerings” are appreciated.
    Talbot began in the music business at age 18 with the band, Mason Proffit, according to his website www.johnmichaeltalbot.com. Although the band got to share the stage with The Byrds, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead, Talbot saw the alcohol and drug use that came with stardom and said he felt that the life of a rock star was empty and sad.  

  • Thank you 04-13-11

    The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers, the school’s award-winning speech and debate team, would like to thank the following for making its recent Decadent Desserts and Enchanting Entertainment evening a huge success:
    Members of the organizing committee, including Jane Clements, Erin Bouquin and Bette Korber, parents; Flannery Keating, Sky Korber, Nate Clements, Myles Gurule, Katie Haynes, Miriam Barnum and Sam Baty, students; Gordon Keating and Martin Schauer, sound system;  Denise Smith and staff at the Best Western Hilltop House; RSVP volunteers from the Senior Center; the Topper administrative team, including Sandy Warnock, principal; Mike Johnson and Cindy Montoya, assistant principals; Vickie Nelms, activities director; and Connie Goettee, publicity.

  • Winners to share presentations

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society  will be at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.  
    The group will highlight student achievements in earth science research with the presentations of 2011 Los Alamos County Science Fair winners Julia Murphy, Alexander Kendrick and Ryan Erickson.
    Their three senior-level student projects were presented at the 2011 Los Alamos County Science Fair and received recognition by LAGS for outstanding projects related to Earth Science.  
    LAGS will host short presentations by each of those students at this month’s meeting.

  • Be There 04-13-11

    Today
    Kathy Brown, Seventh Generation Institute, talks about pikas, climate change and how citizen scientists can help. 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., Free and open to the public.

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. the home of Nona Bowman, 1045 Los Pueblos (662-3192). Steve Lynne of the Los Alamos County Administration Department will be the guest speaker. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations. For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Ann Wadstrom at 662-7578.

  • Plague found in pets in two NM counties

    SANTA FE  — State health officials say plague being found in pets in northern New Mexico should be a warning that human cases could follow.
    The state Health Department confirmed plague this week in a dog in Santa Fe County. Lab tests also have confirmed plague cases in another Santa Fe County dog and a cat from Rio Arriba County near Abiquiu.
    They are the first cases of the year.
    No human plague cases have been confirmed.
    Plague is a bacterial disease generally transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas. It also can be transmitted by direct contact with infected animals.

  • Celebrate National Library Week

    The Española Public Library will celebrate National Library Week through April 16.
    Activities for children and families are ongoing. From 11:30-1 p.m. Thursday, the Friends of the Library will host a reception for National Library Week that will include a book discussion and book signing with local authors Robert Trapp, Robert Torrez and Isabel Ziegler. Luncheon refreshments will be served.
    Saturday’s activity will celebrate Dia De Los Niños and will include a book give-away to all children, while supplies last.
    A Book by author Pat Mora will be read. Mora is the founder of Dia de Los Niños.
    For more information call the library at 505-747-6087 or visit www.youseemore.com/espanola.