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Today's News

  • Martinez election tops story list for NM in 2010

    ALBUQUERQUE — Susana Martinez will become New Mexico’s first woman governor — and the first Hispanic female governor anywhere in the United States. Her victorious campaign was the runaway choice as the state’s biggest news story of 2010.
    Martinez, the Republican district attorney in Dona Ana County, defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in the November general election.
    When she takes office Jan. 1, Martinez will confront another issue that was voted one of New Mexico’s top news stories of the year.

  • 2010 In Memorium

    Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2010. (Cause of death cited for younger people if available.)

    January
    Jean Biden, 92. Mother of Vice President Joe Biden. Jan 8.
    Miep Gies, 100. Dutch office secretary who defied Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager’s diary. Jan 11.
    Teddy Pendergrass, 59. R&B singer who was one of the most successful figures in music until a car crash left him in a wheelchair. Jan. 13. Colon cancer.

  • LALT presents 'Go Back for Murder'

  • All in the Family

    Chances are you know one of the Sorenson clan. With a family as large, exuberant and talented as they are, it’s hard to pass under the radar in Los Alamos. Village Arts is providing a platform for their many talents through a show entitled, “All in the Family,” which will be shown through Jan. 3 at the store on DP Road. Artwork spans three generations and covers a broad spectrum of styles and media.
    Ken Nebel, Village Arts co-owner, has known some of the Sorenson family members since grade school, and grew up along side them.  

  • Otowi Station’s top 10 best-sellers for 2010

      The following books were best-sellers at Otowi Station this year:

    All books
    • “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    • “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    * “Tomie’s Little Mother Goose,” Tomie DePaola
    • “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    • “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes

    Fiction
    • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Stieg Larsson

  • Ongoing around LA 12-30-10

    Music

    The Lads of Enchantment meet every Thursday evening at the United Church (Graves Hall) at 7 p.m. to share those grand old Barbershop Songs. Contact:  Murlin Nutter at 672-3235

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Out and about 12-30-10

    Around Los Alamos

    The Blue Window Bistro in Los Alamos will host a five-course dinner for New Year’s Eve celebrants. Tickets are $55 per person and include five courses and a glass of sparkling wine. Seating will be from 5-9 p.m. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins will be accommodated if possible. For reservations call 662-6305.

    Out of town

  • Prosecutors seek death penalty for escapees

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Mexico have begun steps to seek the death penalty against two Arizona prison escapees and a woman who allegedly helped them escape.

    A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a superseding indictment against 45-year-old John Charles McCluskey, 42-year-old Tracy Allen Province and 44-year-old Casslyn Mae Welch.

    They are accused in the murders of Gary and Linda Haas, of Tecumseh, Okla., whose bodies were found with their burned-out recreational trailer near Santa Rosa.

  • O'Donnell: Spending accusations are 'thug' tactics

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Failed U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said Thursday that accusations she misspent campaign funds are politically motivated and stoked by disgruntled former campaign workers.

    The Delaware Republican appeared on several network morning shows to defend herself a day after The Associated Press reported federal authorities have launched a criminal probe to determine whether she broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses.

  • Initial jobless claims hit lowest level since July 2008

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest point in more than two years, a sign that the job market may be slowly improving.

    Applications dropped by 34,000 to 388,000, the fewest since July 2008, the Labor Department said Thursday. The level of applications has either fallen or remained unchanged in five of the past six weeks.