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Today's News

  • Be There 06-07-11

    Wednesday
    A flower walk will be hosted by Chick Keller starting at 5:30 p.m. Interested participants can meet at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street, and can carpool to the walk location. For information, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org. The event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday
    Steve Brugger, acting director of the Los Alamos Community Development department, will be the speaker at Lunch with a Leader. Lunch with a Leader, which is hosted by the League of Women Voters, is at 11:45 a.m. It will be at Central Avenue Grill. Brugger will discuss streamlining the planning and building process. Price for the lunch is $15, including tax and gratuity. No reservation is necessary.

  • Take action right now

    A fellow who thought of himself as a political reformer approached a friend of mine, a former legislator, one January to ask for support for a large group that planned to visit to the Roundhouse during the legislative session.  
    “Whom do you plan to talk to?” my friend asked.  
    “Everyone,” the man replied.   
    “What do you plan to talk about?” my friend asked.  
    “Everything.”  
    In other words, advocacy for general principles, not specific bills.
    Whoops! Bad plan, bad timing. The gentleman was wasting his time and proposed to waste other people’s time as well.

  • Basketball: Heat are up, Mavs are down but not out

    DALLAS (AP) — A chance for another championship ahead of him, Dwyane Wade refused to look back.
    No, he said, he doesn’t consider that the Miami Heat should have a 3-0 lead in the NBA finals.
    The margin is 2-1, close on the scoreboard even though it doesn’t feel that way on the floor. The Heat have repeatedly built double-digit cushions against the Dallas Mavericks, and a late collapse in Game 2 is all that’s keeping them from the lead that’s never been blown in an NBA series.
    The Heat insist the game isn’t as easy as Wade and LeBron James are making it look, and the Mavericks refuse to admit they might just be facing a superior foe.

  • Wrestling: Hokies help run LA summer camp

    Just ahead of several local wrestlers’ appearance at a national tournament this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program is hosting a team camp.
    The camp, which opened Monday at the Pueblo Complex, features instruction from Virginia Tech’s collegiate program.
    Virginia Tech’s assistant coach Nate Yetzer and one of its top wrestlers, Jesse Dong, will help run the camp.
    The camp continues through Wednesday.
    About 20 wrestlers were present for Monday’s opening day, including a group of seven wrestlers from Tucumcari High School, approximately 250 miles away.

  • Topes Notes 06-07-11

    Isotopes just a half-game away from division lead with 11-0 win
    The Albuquerque Isotopes pounded out 14 hits on the way to a huge 11-0 win over the division-leading Round Rock Express Monday.
    The win moved the Isotopes to within a half-game of the PCL American South Division lead with one game left to play at Round Rock. That game is tonight.
    Right fielder Trent Oeltjen went 3-for-4 with five RBI Monday. Oeltjen had a two-run home run in the third inning off Express starter Zach Jackson to help get the ball rolling for offensively. The home run was Oeltjen’s eighth of the season and he leads the club with 34 RBI.

  • Weiner calling fellow Democrats to apologize

    NEW YORK (AP) — His political career in jeopardy, Rep. Anthony Weiner has been making calls to colleagues to apologize for sending raunchy texts and photos to several women.

    He also apologized to former President Bill Clinton, who officiated at Weiner's wedding last July, said a person with knowledge of the call. The person, who wasn't authorized to discuss the call publicly, spoke only on condition of anonymity. Weiner married Huma Abedin, a close adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at a lavish ceremony on Long Island last summer.

    He reached out to fellow Democratic Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York, according to Towns' spokesman, Julian Phillips, who declined to discuss what the two lawmakers talked about.

  • Libyan leader Gadhafi vows to fight to the death

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to the death in a defiant speech Tuesday after NATO military craft unleashed a ferocious series of some daytime airstrikes on Tripoli.

    In a phone call to Libyan state television station, Gadhafi angrily denounced the rebels who rose up against him in mid-February, inspired by a wave of Arab uprisings.

    "We will not kneel!" he shouted. "We will not surrender: we only have one choice — to the end! Death, victory, it does not matter, we are not surrendering!" he shouted.

    As he spoke, the sound of low-flying military craft could be heard whooshing through Tripoli again, and Gadhafi quickly hung up.

  • Gov. Martinez names Wallace successor

    Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Jim Hall to serve as state representative from House District 43.

    Hall, who served for eight years on the Los Alamos School Board, will fill the seat of former Rep. Jeannette Wallace, who passed away from illness in April.

  • Obama, Germany's Merkel, trade partnership pledge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a day focused on both policy and pomp, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed the relationship between their nations as the cornerstone of efforts to promote peace and prosperity around the world.

    The president greeted Merkel as she arrived at the White House on a warm and muggy Tuesday morning in Washington. Dozens of schoolchildren waving U.S. and German flags were among the crowd gathered on the South Lawn for the elaborate arrival ceremony.

  • Stocks open higher ahead of Bernanke speech

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened higher after four straight days of losses Tuesday. Traders are hoping that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will indicate in remarks later in the day that any increase in interest rates is a long way off.

    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 65 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,155 in morning trading. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 8, or 0.6 percent, to 1,294. The Nasdaq composite rose 15, or 0.6 percent, to 2,717.