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Today's News

  • Home prices falling in most major US cities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices are falling in most major U.S. cities, and at least 10 major markets are at their lowest point since the housing bubble burst.

    The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index shows price declines in 19 cities from January to February. The index fell for the seventh straight month. Prices fell at a faster rate in 11 markets in February compared with the previous month.

  • Flooding, tornado kill 9 in Arkansas--see videos

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A tornado tore up a small central Arkansas town, killing four people and leaving the governor wondering Tuesday how so many others managed to survive. The night of brutal storms killed at least nine people in the state, and more harsh weather was forecast.

    The tornado smashed through the heart of Vilonia, just north of Little Rock, on Monday night, ripping the roof off the grocery store, flattening homes, tossing vehicles into the air and twisting one tractor-trailer like a wrung dish rag.

  • Wind Advisory issued for Tuesday

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU... CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE METRO AREAS AS WELL AS LOWER RIO GRANDE AND UPPER TULAROSA VALLEYS.

    * WINDS... WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 50 OR 55 MPH.

    * TIMING... WIND SPEEDS WILL STRENGTHEN BY LATE MORNING... THEN PEAK IN STRENGTH DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. WIND SPEEDS WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN THIS EVENING.

  • Judge orders end to NFL lockout, league to appeal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered an end to the NFL lockout, giving the players an early victory in their fight with the owners over how to divide the $9 billion business.

    U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said she was swayed by the players' argument that that the lockout, now in its second month, was causing irreparable harm to their careers.

    The plaintiffs "have made a strong showing that allowing the League to continue their 'lockout' is presently inflicting, and will continue to inflict, irreparable harm upon them, particularly when weighed against the lack of any real injury that would be imposed on the NFL by issuing the preliminary injunction," Nelson wrote.

  • Photographer LeRoy N. Sanchez has accumulated historic portfolio

    LeRoy N. Sanchez, a Los Alamos National Laboratory photographer for more than 37 years, has provided photographic coverage for many inaugural ceremonies for New Mexico governors, both Democrat and Republican, for more than 30 years.

    This coverage includes the second and third terms for Gov. Bruce King, as well as the Inaugurals of governors Toney Anaya, Garrey Carruthers, Gary Johnson and most recently, New Mexico's first woman and first female Hispanic Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Taliban tunnels at least 480 out of Afghan prison--video extra

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants tunneled at least 480 inmates out of the main prison in southern Afghanistan overnight, whisking them through a 1,000-foot-long underground passage they had dug over months, officials and insurgents said Monday.

    Officials at Sarposa prison in the city of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, say they only discovered the breach at about 4 a.m., a half hour after the Taliban said they had gotten all the prisoners out.

  • Plane in NM lake believed to have flown from Ariz.

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a plane that plunged into a northern New Mexico lake, leaving scattered debris and bundles of cocaine, appears to have departed from Arizona.

    FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford of Fort Worth, Texas, says authorities were able to isolate what they believe was the aircraft on radar and trace it back to Prescott, about 100 miles north of Phoenix.

    Lunsford says no flight plan was filed, and authorities do not know who was on board and whether there were passengers as well as a pilot. He says debris that floated up identified the plane as a twin-engine Cessna 310.

  • In Easter message, pope urges diplomacy in Libya

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI urged an end to fighting in Libya, using his Easter Sunday message to call for diplomacy and peace in the Middle East.

    Benedict also said that politics in North Africa and the Middle East should be based on respect for all.

    "In the current conflict in Libya, may diplomacy and dialogue replace arms, and may those who suffer as a result of the conflict be given access to humanitarian aid," he said.

    Referring to northern Africa and the Middle East, the pope prayed for the realization of a society where "every political choice is inspired by respect for the human person."

  • Flute and Friends concert part of Brown Bag Series

    Marjorie Selden is a flute player who has taught music in the public schools and plays in the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.  She started an ensemble called “Flute and Friends” 51 years ago in Cheney, Wash.
    The idea was for friends to play music together and to put on public performances in the local community.
    The upcoming Brown Bag Concert at Fuller Lodge at noon May 4 will be one of the “Flute and Friends” concerts.
    This concert will feature three pieces and each will have different instruments.  The first piece is called “Gentle Into the Night” by Scottish composer Laura Shur.

  • News for Retirees 04-24-11

    April 24-30, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    NO Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Meatloaf
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training