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Today's News

  • Historical Figures Immortalized in Bronze

    Council Chair Sharon Stover leaned down and handed the red ribbon to Lucy Oppenheimer, the great grand daughter of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer.
    Lucy smiled as she held the ribbon in her hands.
    The ribbon that was cut had been around the new bronze statues of Oppenheimer and General Leslie B. Groves, the two World War II leaders whose partnership built the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project.
    Because of the cold, windy weather Thursday, the ceremony was moved to the Community Building’s Council Chambers before the ribbon cutting. And inside, it was standing room only.
    Stover was the master of ceremonies and introduced the dignitaries in the room. And then she shared a personal story.

  • School budget approval stalls

    Going into Thursday night’s Los Alamos Board of Education meeting it appeared as though passage of the district’s $33.1 million budget was all but a done deal. However, some last minute questions stalled the board vote leaving the budget item tabled.

  • Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as targets

    WASHINGTON — The terror group al-Qaida last summer considered hijacking and detonating oil tankers in non-Muslim seas to provoke an “extreme economic crisis” in the West, according to documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, the U.S. government said.
    It said there was no specific or imminent threat and that officials don’t know whether al-Qaida had continued the plotting since last year.

  • State Briefs 05-20-11

    Retirement fund gains  $300M

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reports the state’s retirement fund for teachers and other educators gained more than $300 million during the last quarter.
    The pension fund experienced a 3.8 percent return on its investments from January through March.
    The fund was valued at nearly $9.5 billion at the end of the last quarter and had mostly recovered from losses because of a market downturn that started in 2007.
    Pension assets had a market value of almost $9.6 billion in September 2007.

    Students travel to Spaceport launch

  • Religion listings 05-20-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Bible Answers 05-20-11

    “All the coverage of the royal wedding made me wonder what the Bible says about kings and monarchies.” — Mary

    In the history of Israel covered by the Bible, several forms of government appear. In its earliest “pre-nation” existence (patriarchs, exodus from Egypt and wilderness wandering), Israel was essentially a form of theocracy. After the conquest of Canaan, “the nation” was at best a loose federation of tribes. The tribes came together in times of threat or distress, led by a charismatic leader (known as a “judge”; Judg. 4:10-19ff; I Sam. 7:15-17).  

  • 'Macho Man' dies in car crash

    Randy “Macho Man” Savage, the professional wrestler known for his raspy voice, the sunglasses and bandanas he wore in the ring and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.
    A Florida Highway Patrol crash report said the former wrestler — whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo — was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m. The Jeep veered over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with a tree.
    Police said he may have suffered a “medical event” before the accident, but the report did not elaborate.

  • Topes Notes 05-20-11

    Hoffmann’s blast lifts Isotopes to win

    Jamie Hoffmann belted a solo homer leading off the bottom of the ninth to deliver the Albuquerque Isotopes (22-17) a 3-2 walk-off win over the Reno Aces (25-16) on a chilly Thursday night at Isotopes Park.
    Thursday’s game was the opening of a four-game set for the Isotopes in Albuquerque. The Isotopes will take on the Aces and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
    The Isotopes will be looking to win their third straight game tonight when they face the Aces. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.
    Hoffmann’s blast to seal the win came on a night where Albuquerque starting pitcher Dana Eveland fired eight strong innings in which he gave up just two runs.

  • Running: Rees is top predictor in Pace Race Tuesday

    John Rees was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race, held at Barranca Mesa.
    Rees finished the long course of Tuesday’s Pace Race with a prediction error of just three seconds.
    Tuesday’s 3-mile course ventured into Bayo Canyon.
    Rees topped Daren Jones, who had the top prediction on the 1-mile course. Jones missed his predicted finish time by six seconds. Eric Burnside was off by seven seconds on the 3-mile course.
    Ben Rees was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course with his time of 7:26. Charlie Hills was the fastest female, finishing in 8:47.

  • Rugby: LA team clinches state title Sunday

    The Los Alamos girls rugby team earned the New Mexico High School State Championship last weekend.
    The championship tournament was played Saturday and Sunday at the Municipal Recreation Complex in Santa Fe.
    In the final, Los Alamos topped Albuquerque’s Hermanitas 34-0. Carlin Morris, Jodi Cull-Host and Orli Shlachter scored tries during the championship match for Los Alamos.
    “We have had a long season, but hard work, determination and devotion to the sport has paid off,” Los Alamos coach John Morris said to his team following the win. “I watched so many of you place your fears behind you and embrace the game that it was hard for me to restrain my enthusiasm as the weekend played out.”