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Today's News

  • Clashes widen in Yemen as tribes warn of civil war

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Intense battles spread across Yemen's capital Thursday between government forces and opposition militiamen from powerful tribes that warn of civil war unless embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh steps down. At least 28 people were killed as the four-day death toll neared 110.

    The fight — led the Yemen's largest tribe — poses the most significant challenge to Saleh's rule after three months of street demonstrations and failed Arab mediation to ease him from office. Yemen's tribes command well-armed militias and can tap into traditional clan-based loyalties to possibly tips the scales against Saleh's 32-year rule.

  • Suicide truck bomb kills at least 24 in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a pickup truck detonated his explosives near several government offices Thursday in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 24 people in the latest violence to roil the country since the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

    No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Hangu city. But the Pakistani Taliban have taken credit for other recent strikes, saying they are part of a campaign to avenge the al-Qaida leader's death.

  • Sombrillo needs volunteers

    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recruiting volunteers to help in the following areas: gardening, reading to individuals, leading a craft project, playing card or board games with residents, helping with Bingo, playing music or leading a sing-along session. Please call the Activities Director at 662-4300 for details.

  • Class of ‘91 reunion

    The Los Alamos High School class of 1991 will have 20-year reunion events during June 24-26. For more information, visit http://www.classcreator.com/Los-Alamos-NM-1991, or contact Julie Gable at 602-320-8855.

     

  • Be There 05-25-11

    Today
    “Do Slime Molds Make Good Pets?” talk by Relf Price. At 7 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. Free and open to the public.

    June 1
    The Sierra Club will have a public meeting at
    7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library. Water Monitoring Program Manager Danny Katzman will speak on, “LANL’s Stormwater Management Projects and Protection of the Rio Grande.”

    June 2
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    June 5

  • LASO scholarships awarded

    The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra has awarded a $250 scholarship to each of the following seniors:
    Alex Austell, Alisa Romero, Aubrie Powell and Charles Sherrill. These students were chosen from a field of nine outstanding applicants, all of whom showed a commitment to and love of music. All four recipients have participated in Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra concerts and plan to include music as a part of their futures.

  • RSVP celebrates its volunteers

    In September 1973, the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Volunteer Program began with less than 20 volunteers and four volunteer workstations, which included the Los Alamos Public  Schools, Los Alamos Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, Los Alamos Family Council and Casa Mesita.  
    Since then, the program has grown to over 500 members.
    In the last quarter, 388 of those volunteers  contributed 23,199 hours of volunteer service at the 62 workstations.  
    This estimate only includes the hours that volunteers turned in, many forget or are modest about their work so the numbers are greater.

  • NASA to abandon trapped rover Spirit 


    LOS ANGELES — Spirit, the scrappy robot geologist that captivated the world with its antics on Mars before getting stuck in a sand trap, is about to meet its end after six productive years.
    Spirit has been incommunicado for more than a year despite daily calls by NASA. The cause of Spirit’s silence may never be known, but it’s likely the bitter Martian winter damaged its electronics, preventing the six-wheel rover from waking up.
    The space agency tried every trick to listen for Spirit to no avail. Project manager John Callas of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said the last commands will be sent up Wednesday. Though orbiting spacecraft will continue to listen through the end of May, chances are slim that Spirit will respond.

  • State Briefs 05-25-11

    Lawmakers suing over line-item vetoes
     
    SANTA FE — Lawmakers are going to court to challenge line-item vetoes by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, including her rejection of higher taxes on businesses to shore up the state’s unemployment compensation fund.
    At issue are constitutional questions about the powers of the governor and Legislature.
    Democratic Rep. Mimi Stewart of Albuquerque says two lawsuits are to be filed Wednesday with the state Supreme Court.
    The governor vetoed a tax increase on businesses but left provisions in the same bill to reduce jobless benefits.
    A line-item veto is allowed only with an appropriation bill, and lawmakers say the unemployment bill didn’t allocate money for programs.

  • Seen at the Scene: Kite Festival

    The Kite Festival was last weekend at Overlook Park in White Rock. Attendees had the choice of purchasing ready-to-fly kites, or making their own. Adults staffed the kite hospital to help with repairs.