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Today's News

  • Strife continues over remains of 9/11 victims

    NEW YORK (AP) — An emotionally laden debate over the future resting place of thousands of unidentified remains of Sept. 11 victims is lingering as the attacks' 10th anniversary recedes, with several relatives saying they aren't satisfied with a recent city effort to spread the word about a plan to house the remains in the forthcoming 9/11 museum.

    Under pressure from families who oppose the plan, the city outlined it in a letter sent last week to relatives of all the nearly 2,800 people killed at the World Trade Center. The letter came after 17 relatives sued the city to try to get addresses so they could poll the families themselves.

  • Bank of America backs down on $5 debit card fee--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America Corp. is scrapping its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card purchases after outraged customers threatened an exodus.

    The about-face comes as customers across the country petitioned the bank and mobilized to close their accounts in favor of credit unions and community banks. The outcry prompted other major banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., to cancel trial tests of their own debit card fees.

  • LA girls will meet Piedra Vista

    The Class 4A boys and girls soccer championship tournaments shift to Albuquerque after last weekend’s opening round.
    Thursday, the remaining eight teams in each playoff bracket will head to the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex on the extreme west side of Albuquerque to determine the 2011 state champions. Class 4A girls games start at 10:45 a.m. Thursday while boys games will get going at 1 p.m.
    The Los Alamos girls soccer team, the No. 2 seed in that tournament, learned it will face seventh-seeded Piedra Vista in the quarterfinal round. Piedra Vista, which finished third in a very tough District 1, took a 1-0 decision over Del Norte, the tournament’s No. 10 seed Saturday in Farmington.

  • Ruby K's Yum Run results

    Aspen Elementary School fifth grader Thomas Chadwick had the top finish in the men’s 5K race Saturday in the Ruby K’s Yum Run.
    The Yum Run, an annual fundraising event for LA Cares, started and ended in downtown Los Alamos. The event consisted of a 5K and 10K cross-country event, as well as a 1K fun run/walk. This year marked the seventh annual running.
    Chadwick, 11, finished with an age-adjusted time of 18 minutes, 41 seconds, scoring a decisive win over runner-up Sevngheon Kim, who finished in 20:30.
    Chip Cooper won the men’s 10K race with his time of 44:35. On the women’s side, Miranda Barraza had a 20:12 to win the women’s 5K race, while Erica Baron’s 45:46 was the best age-adjusted time in the women’s 10K.

  • LA loses in a shootout, 2-1

    It might have been the most complete game the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had put together all season.
    Unfortunately, it still wasn’t enough to pull off a first round upset Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers, the No. 10 seed in the Class 4A playoffs, were knocked out by the seventh-seeded Piedra Vista Panthers in the opening round. The Panthers came back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to score the equalizer, then earn the victory in penalty kicks.
    Piedra Vista’s 2-1 shootout win over Los Alamos advances it into the quarterfinals, where the No. 2-seeded St. Pius X Sartans await. Their game is set for Thursday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.
    For the Hilltoppers, their quest for a repeat Class 4A title ended early.

  • Be There 11-01-11

    Today
    National Novel Writing Month kicks off from 5:30-7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library. Write 50,000 in 30 days. For more information, call 662-8253.

    Wednesday
     The Sierra Club open meeting will feature Movie Night at 6:20 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Rooms. The movie will be, “Gasland.” The Bush Administration’s Haliburton Act exempted hydraulic fracturing for gas production from the Safe Drinking Water Act.

    Thursday

  • November and the asset month of empowerment

    Ahhh, November and the Asset month of empowerment ...
    This category incorporates Assets 7-10 and includes the areas of being valued by the community, youth as resources, service to others and safety.  
    One way assets will work in this area, is a through a new endeavor called the Hubba Bubba awards.
    Students from Los Alamos High School will have the opportunity to recognize staff members for the way they make a difference at LAHS.
    Assets in Action had forms for students to fill out during lunch on Monday. They can also request them via email at www.AssetsInAction.info.
    Why Hubba Bubba? Hubba Bubba, while known as a popular gum, in our case, stands for Help Us Build Better Assets.

  • Powell receives 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award

    Lee Powell has been awarded a 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
    The Murrow Awards honor excellence in electronic journalism and are among the most prestigious in broadcasting.
    Powell’s winning entry included video pieces about a high-profile departure from Washington and why April is so popular a month.
    Savannah Guthrie, an anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, presented the award to Powell during a dinner in New York City on Oct. 10.
    He also contributed to two other Murrows awarded to the AP, including one for overall excellence.
    This is Powell’s second national Murrow Award.

  • Scouts from Troop 422 honored

    Three young men from Troop 422 in White Rock received their Eagle Scout Award on Oct. 23. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sponsors troop 422.
    Each young man recently finished their Eagle Scout Projects benefiting places in the community.  
    Dallin Parker repaired the water drainage system at the White Rock Methodist Church across from Overlook Park.
    Daniel Dahl built four insulated dog houses for the Los Alamos Animal Shelter to use or to give to needy families.
    Alan Dahl landscaped part of the Los Alamos Eco Station with recycled materials such as crushed glass and drought- friendly plants.
    Mentors pins were given to Nathan Pack, Justin Tozer and Robert Forsyth during the ceremony.

  • ISO: A bridge to modern self regulation

     Rainfall is like regulation. Too little or too much of either is bad news for the economy.
    The flood of bad news these days begs for new paths to take.
    One prospect is self-regulation with a modern twist. The task is for an industry to regulate itself and self-enforce effective rules on all of its members. Experience says the task fights against human nature.
    More human nature says that camps fight against anything from outside their camp that restricts how things are done.
    Human nature will never change, so how can regulation be made effective and efficient?
    One way is by changes that make different use of human nature. How might industry really self-enforce its own regulations and why might it work for a large problem?