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Today's News

  • WH won't release bin Laden death photo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided not to release death photos of terrorist Osama bin Laden, he said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," amid concerns that the gruesome image could prove inflammatory.

    Obama's decision was reported on the CBS News Web site Wednesday after the president sat for an interview with the news magazine program.

    Releasing graphic images of bin Laden's corpse after his shooting in a U.S. raid on his compound could have dispelled doubts that bin Laden is indeed dead. The worry, though, was that it would feed anti-U.S. sentiment.

  • Kudos and pleas(e)

    The parks and recreation department deserves kudos for two wonderful additions to our community.  
    The miniature golf course is a delight both visually and for those playing the free facility.  
    Further down the road leaving Los Alamos is a stunning trail along the south rim that is accessible to one and all with its wide paved path, bridge overlook and benches to stop for a rest along the way.  
    If you have not tried it yet, it is great for jogging, walking your dog, biking, strolling or rolling a wheel chair.  The parking lot is right across the road from the new food co-op, another long awaited addition offering market options for our residents.  

  • Don't rely on others for your retirement

    Recent debates about Social Security and the increasing number of employers reducing or eliminating employee pensions have underscored the need for a sound retirement plan. Gone are the days when employees were guaranteed a percentage of their salaries once they leave a company.
    While Social Security may or may not change, it was never intended to be the sole source of retirement income. Retirement planning is something everyone needs regardless of their existing situations. If the current financial debates tell us anything it’s this: the only funding you can count on is that which you do yourself. Some of the options you have are individual retirement accounts (IRAs) or an employer-sponsored plan such as a 401(k).

  • Why the basics cost so much

    Why does it cost so much money to pay for the basics of a normal life, let alone a middle class lifestyle?
    The answer involves deadly dull numbers, a tiptoe through the tulips of political rationalization, and a date with inexorable financial destiny.
    Our tiptoe begins with the fact that today’s dollar does not buy what a dollar used to buy. This loss of buying power is called “inflation.”
    Inflation means that money stored in a bank, a CD or a treasury note loses buying power every day it does not earn enough interest to offset the loss due to inflation.
    Different things have different inflation rates. The price of beets goes up slower than the price of gold.

  • Golf: Topper girls win 2-4A title at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team may have gotten the boost it was looking for at Tuesday’s District 2-4A tournament.
    Los Alamos’ girls won the district title at the 2-4A tournament at Los Alamos Golf Course. Los Alamos finished with 374 shots Tuesday to earn the district title.
    The Hilltopper boys weren’t as fortunate, however. They finished second behind the Bernalillo Spartans and missed the cut for the state Class 4A tournament.
    The Spartans, who clinched their third consecutive district title, shot a strong 324 at LAGC Tuesday, outpacing the Hilltoppers by 24 shots.

  • Sports update 05-04-11

    Softball game will be on KRSN

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper-Bernalillo Spartan softball game will be broadcast live on KRSN AM 1490.
    The Los Alamos-Bernalillo contest, a key District 2-4A matchup, will start at 4 p.m.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the action live from Bernalillo.
    Today’s game will also be streamed live on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    Sullivan Field renovation starts May 12

  • Baseball: Toppers get 5 nods for All-District team

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team picked up five first-team honors on for District 2-4A this season.
    Hilltoppers Austin Aslin, Nick Baker, Billy Cooper, Jared Mang and Zeke Zumbro were all part of the district’s first team. The 2011 baseball honorees were announced earlier this week.
    Additionally, Hilltopper skipper Mike Gill, who guided the team to its third consecutive district title, was named Manager of the Year.
    Los Alamos’ five selections was the best total among the 2-4A teams. Santa Fe and Española Valley each had four players make the first team.
    Española Valley’s Ricky Gonzales was named the district’s Player of the Year for 2011.

  • Raid poses narrative challenge for White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The challenge now is in the telling.

    The White House struggled to craft its account of the audacious raid that killed Osama bin Laden for both a jubilant American public and a skeptical Muslim world, correcting parts of its narrative, withholding others and hesitating to release photos that could be considered too provocative.

  • Stocks fall sharply after weak data on jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serious doubts about the health of the job market and the pace of the economic recovery have investors on edge.

    Stocks fell sharply midday Wednesday after private payroll processor ADP said that 179,000 new private sector jobs were added in April, far less than economists were expecting. That raised worries about what the government's monthly jobs report for April will reveal. The report is due out Friday.

  • Ouch: Woman arrested for biting off boyfriend's lip

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces authorities are holding a woman after police say she bit off her boyfriend's lower lip during a heated argument.

    Police were called to a motel Sunday night and found a 35-year-old man with a bloody face and a missing lower lip.

    The police department says officers found the man's lip on the ground, put it on ice and transported it with the victim to the hospital.

    Although the victim's injuries are described as severe they are not believed to be life-threatening.

    Police arrested 26-year-old Aurelia Lorena Reyes Monday on one count of aggravated battery. She was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center and is being held on $10,000 bond.