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Today's News

  • LAMC CEO resigns after physician vote

    Wally Vette announced his resignation as head of Los Alamos Medical Center in a letter to staff Tuesday.

    The news caught many by surprise because Vette has been in the top job at the hospital less than a year.

    He joined LAMC as chief executive officer last June.

    The news comes on the heels of a physicians meeting at which no confidence sentiments were expressed regarding Vette, according to a source close to the situation.

  • Space shuttle Discovery lands, ends flying career

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Discovery ended its career as the world's most flown spaceship Wednesday, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece.

    After a flawless trip to the International Space Station, NASA's oldest shuttle swooped through a few wispy clouds on its way to its final touchdown.

    "To the ship that has led the way time and time again, we say, 'Farewell Discovery,'" declared Mission Control commentator Josh Byerly.

  • Suicide bomber kills 36 at funeral in NW Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a funeral attended by anti-Taliban militiamen in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 36 mourners and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest militant attack in the country this year. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.

    The blast near the city of Peshawar was not far from the tribally administered regions bordering Afghanistan where militants are at their strongest. The area struck is home to several tribal armies that battle the Taliban with the government's encouragement.

  • Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt kill 11

    CAIRO (AP) — Muslim-Christian clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo have killed 11 people and wounded more than 90, security and hospital officials said on Wednesday.

    The clashes broke out Tuesday night when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Cairo church last week. Muslims torched the church amid an escalation of tensions between the two religious groups over a love affair between a Muslim and a Christian that set off a violent feud between the couple's families.

  • Trooper: Fire in rural Pa. farmhouse kills 7 kids

    BLAIN, Pa. (AP) — Seven children are dead after police say a central Pennsylvania farm house caught fire while their mother was in a barn milking cows and their father was taking a nap in a milk delivery truck.

    Trooper Tom Pinkerton says a 3-year-old girl escaped from the blaze to alert her mother, who police believe tried to get into the home before running to a neighbor's home for help.

  • Medical Center CEO Resigns

    Wally Vette announced his resignation as head of Los Alamos Medical Center in a letter to staff Tuesday. In the letter, Vette said March 31 would be his last day.

    The news caught many by surprise in that Vette has served less than a year. He joined LAMC as Chief Executive Officer June 7, 2010.

    The news comes on the heels of a physicians meeting at which no confidence sentiments were reportedly expressed toward Vette, according to a source close to the situation.

  • NM governor nominates Bemis to head energy agency

    SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has nominated an assistant commissioner at the State Land Office to serve as head of the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

    Martinezsays John Bemis' experience in overseeing energy development at the Land Office makes him a qualified candidate.

    Bemis joined the State Land Office in 2003 and has served as assistant commissioner for oil, gas, and mineral resources since 2004. He previously worked as senior attorney for the Farmingtonregion at Burlington Resources, Inc.

  • Basketball: State quarterfinal results

    Tuesday

    Girls basketball

     

    Class 5A

    Cibola 54, Eldorado 48

    Hobbs 61, Clovis 55

    La Cueva 50, Cleveland 37

    Mayfield 52, Carlsbad 47

     

    Class 4A

    Gallup 47, Piedra Vista 38

    Grants 38, Espanola Valley 37

    Kirtland Central 47, Valencia 29

    Roswell 63, Artesia 30

     

    Class 3A

    Hope Christian 53, Lovington 51

    Portales 45, Ruidoso 23

    Santa Fe Indian 71, West Las Vegas 45

  • 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip meeting


    There will be a meeting for this year’s students who are going on the  Washington, D.C. spring break trip from 1-2 p.m. Friday. Because there is no school on that day, the meeting will be in the Los Alamos Public Library.
    Students will receive the trip itinerary, suggestions on what to pack and information about an essay contest for laying the morning wreath of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. Those who intend to go on the trip should try to attend this meeting. Parents are welcome to attend.

  • Be There 03-08-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the public to the 6th talk of its 2010-2011 lecture series at 7:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. A gathering of four Manhattan Project veterans will share memories of their experiences during the early years of Los Alamos. Historian and former associate director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, John Hopkins, will moderate the panel. The lectures are free and open to the public.
    Wednesday