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  • Crucial vote set for joint meeting

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    Buildings could start sprouting up within the next couple of years if the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education gives the Trinity Site Revitalization Project the green light on Wednesday.

    The board will have a joint meeting with the Los Alamos County Council to decide whether they will agree to the ground lease and developer agreement presented to them, which would signal the start of the project.

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  • Super Bowl is a security challenge

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — From pickpockets and prostitutes to dirty bombs and exploding manhole covers, authorities are bracing for whatever threat the first Super Bowl in downtown Indianapolis might bring.

    Some — nuclear terrorism, for instance — are likely to remain just hypothetical. But others, like thieves and wayward manhole covers, are all too real.

    Though Indianapolis has ample experience hosting large sporting events — the Indianapolis 500 attracts more than 200,000 fans each year, and the NCAA's men's Final Four basketball tournament has been held here six times since 1980— the city's first Super Bowl poses some unique challenges.

  • Sports Update 01-31-12

    Rob and Kathy Hipwood inducted into state Hall of Fame

    Los Alamos Hilltopper coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood were inducted into the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame this weekend.
    The Hipwoods, who are the most successful coaches in this history of New Mexico prep girls cross country, were inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony Saturday.
    Under their tutelage, Los Alamos has won 13 state girls titles and three boys titles, including sweeping the boys and girls state championship races in 2011.

    Beginning fencing starts Feb. 7

  • Hilltoppers upend Ice Tigers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team reclaimed the North Star Trophy by upsetting the Taos Ice Tigers Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers scored two unanswered goals in the third period to upend the Ice Tigers 5-3 at Taos. A pair of underclassmen, sophomore Tyler Thorn and freshman Hudson Davenhall tallied goals in the final period to lift the Hilltoppers to the win.
    Los Alamos and Taos are longstanding rivals in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League and play one another each year for the North Star Trophy.
    Davenhall, the leading scorer for the Hilltoppers this season, picked up his second hat trick of the year with his third-period goal, which came with just five seconds remaining in regulation. For the season, Davenhall has recorded 11 goals.

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  • Marine gets jail time, reduced rank in hazing case

    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii-based Marine lance corporal will spend 30 days in jail and have his rank reduced to private first class for punching and kicking a fellow Marine who killed himself shortly afterward, a judge ruled late Monday, saying she found no evidence the abuse led to the suicide.

    Lance Cpl. Jacob Jacoby, 21, who pleaded guilty to assault, acknowledged he punched and kicked Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, of Santa Clara, Calif., out of anger and frustration that the fellow Marine repeatedly fell asleep while on watch for Taliban fighters.

  • Toy company owners to be sentenced in drug scheme

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For more than four years, a Los Angeles toy company that sold cuddly stuffed animals was a perfect front for Colombian drug traffickers to launder their money, authorities said.

    The complex scheme involved the deposit of drug money to Angel Toy Corp. bank accounts in exchange for Colombian pesos via the sale and shipment of the company's toys. Two Angel Toy co-owners are expected to be sentenced Tuesday in a case that highlights how cartels are funneling drug proceeds into the U.S. to avoid detection.

  • Ex-Los Angeles Teacher Charged with Molesting 23 Children

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher was arrested after he allegedly gagged and made bondage photos of nearly two dozen children — possibly inside a classroom, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.

    A department statement said Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested at his Torrance home on Monday and remained jailed Tuesday on $2.3 million bail.

    The district attorney's office said Berndt has been charged with committing lewd acts with 23 boys and girls ages 7 to 10.

    Berndt worked for more than 30 years at Miramonte Elementary School in an unincorporated area of south Los Angeles before being fired.

  • Romney confidently eyeing Fla. primary's big prize

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney oozed confidence and a defiant Newt Gingrich seemed to acknowledge his momentum had been checked, at least for now, as Florida Republicans voted Tuesday to decide who gets the state's 50 delegates, the biggest prize yet in the Republican presidential nomination contest.

    Romney is heavily favored in the winner-take-all primary, the final and possibly pivotal contest in a high-stakes month in which the former Massachusetts governor has claimed one win and two second-place finishes so far. On Monday, he campaigned so optimistically that he broke into song.