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Today's News

  • Chris Brown destroys dressing room

    NEW YORK — Chris Brown trashed his dressing room at “Good Morning America” and broke a window with a chair Tuesday after co-host Robin Roberts asked him about his attack on Rihanna, according to a person familiar with the show.
    The person was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Security was called, but not police.
    Brown was on the ABC morning show Tuesday to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.,” released the same day. During his interview with Roberts, she asked him about the 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend — preceding her questions by noting he had been “very good” about talking about the attack.

  • Cameras roll on 'The Hobbit' films

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Cameras started rolling Monday on director Peter Jackson’s production of “The Hobbit,” following months of delays on the prequel to his Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
    Hollywood studio funding problems, a threatened actors’ boycott and ulcer surgery for Jackson have plagued pre-production on the $500 million, two-movie project.
    The director posted a studio news release on his website Monday saying production has commenced in New Zealand on the much-anticipated project.

  • Malaysia gags Lady Gaga

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian radio stations worry some lyrics in Lady Gaga’s gay anthem “Born This Way” are on the wrong track, baby.
    Broadcasters in this Muslim-majority nation have refused to play lines in the hit song that encourage public acceptance of gays, claiming Thursday they are being cautious because the government forbids offensive content.
    Malaysians who tune in to popular stations hear edited versions of “Born This Way” that use indecipherable garble to replace the lyrics: “No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track, baby.”

  • Chug Along In Chama

    A trip to Chama is a feast for the eyes. The splendor begins even before the town limits are reached.
    Travelers can view the towering cliffs and mesas in Abiquiu that boast every shade of yellow and orange before the landscape melts into the wide, deep-blue Abiquiu Reservoir. As one continues down the road, there is another visual change. The landscape becomes forest and jagged mountains. The orange and yellow hues become shades of green.
    Nestled within this picturesque scene is the town of Chama.
    Chama offers not just expansive, beautiful views but a rich history, an arts community and a variety of recreational activities. The town, however, is most well known for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

  • Reviewing is not research

    It would be interesting to see what “safety statistics” the Transportation Board reviewed and who the “representatives of the community” they reviewed were, as stated by D.D. Martin in the Los Alamos Monitor.
    Reviewing is not research as implied; and I thought the community’s only true representatives were the councilors. The board’s initial 7-0 vote against roundabouts should have told them how the community at large would receive them.

  • Finally putting our money where our mouths are

    On Sept. 11, 2001, some radical Islamists stole airplanes with which to attack the U.S.  The overwhelming majority of these murderers were Saudi Arabians and had been educated in the intolerant version of Sunni Islam, called Wahhabi Islam, in the government schools and mosques of Saudi Arabia.
    These inspired Saudis felt that attacking the U.S., or for that matter Shia Islam or any other belief system, was doing Allah’s work. Apparently none had a connection with Saddam Husein or Iraq.
    We couldn’t invade Saudi Arabia because we needed their oil.  Therefore, we invaded Iraq, against the wishes of the U.N. and most of our allies.  

  • Softball: Toppers to host JV tourney at Overlook

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper junior varsity softball team will host its Green and Gold Tournament starting Friday.
    The tournament will include seven teams from around the area. Games, which will be held at Overlook Park in White Rock, start at 9 a.m.
    Los Alamos will open the tournament against St. Michael’s at 9 a.m. The Hiltoppers will play four games on the weekend.

    Here is the schedule for the Green and Gold Tournament:

    Friday
    Los Alamos vs. St. Michael’s, Field 1, 9 a.m.
    Capital vs. Taos, Field 2, 9 a.m.
    St. Michael’s vs. Raton, Field 1, 11 a.m.
    Belen vs. Santa Fe, Field 2, 11 a.m.
    Los Alamos vs. Taos, Field 1, 1:30 p.m.
    Capital vs. Santa Fe, Field 2, 1:30 p.m.

  • Ski report 03-24-11

    Angel Fire
    31-inch base of machine-groomed snow and spring conditions. No new snow reported. 42 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    Closed for the season.

    Pajarito
    Closed for the season.

    Red River
    Closed for the season.

    Sandia Peak
    Closed for the season.

    Sipapu
    27-33 inch base of machine-groomed snow, spring conditions and variable conditions. No new snow reported. 17 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    Closed for the season.

    Ski Santa Fe
    37-inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Taos

  • Running: Big crowd drawn to Run for Her Life charity race

    Sunday’s Run for Her Life turned into a bigger deal than race organizers anticipated, so much so that plans are being made to turn it into an annual event.
    The Run for Her Life, held on Mesa Trail behind East Park, was a 5K and 10K run, the proceeds of which went to benefit breast cancer research.
    More than 120 participants took part in the Run for Her Life, which was hosted by the local chapter of Hadassah and the Atomic City Roadrunners. It raised more than $6,000 for research.
    Alexander Romero of Los Alamos (19:28) and Sophia Torres of Cordova (21:26) were the top finishers in the 5K race, while Wayne Chick (40:42) and Erica Baron (40:49) posted the best times in the 10K race.

  • Big political challenges greet Obama's return home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning home to some messy politics, President Barack Obama is confronting a battery of challenges, from a spending standoff that threatens to shut down the government to congressional angst over the U.S.-led attacks on Libya. Foreign crises rage across Africa and the Middle East, and Americans still want the economy to improve more quickly.