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Today's News

  • Football: Talks continue as deadline nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was among a half-dozen team representatives who joined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at labor negotiations Thursday.
    New York Giants owner John Mara, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, Philadelphia Eagles president Joe Banner and Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen also attended the session.
    The twice-extended collective bargaining agreement is due to expire Friday.

  • Soccer Jiri Kubicek named the top soccer coach in NM

    Veteran girls soccer head coach at Los Alamos, Jiri Kubicek, was named the top small-school coach in the state for the 2010 season by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Mondo.
    Los Alamos High School’s athletic department made the announcement Wednesday.
    Kubicek, who is tied with girls tennis coach Bruce Cottrell as the longest-tenured head coach at the school, led Los Alamos to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A state tournament and a fifth consecutive District 2AAAA championship in 2010.

  • Ski report 03-10-11

    Angel Fire
    36-40 inch base of powder and packed powder. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    10-24 inch base of packed powder. 5 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    Closed pending more snow.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    Closed for the season.

    Sipapu

  • Basketball: Sundevils remain alive after nipping Jags in quarterfinal

    The Española Valley Sundevils squeaked past the Capital Jaguars in a battle of District 2AAAA teams to advance to the boys basketball state semifinals Wednesday.
    The Sundevils, who won the district regular season title but were upset by the Jaguars in the 2AAAA tournament championship game, earned a 49-47 victory over the Jaguars in The Pit.
    Española Valley will advance to play St. Pius X at 6:30 p.m. for the right to advance to its second-straight Class 4A title game.

  • Coverage may lack key elements

    Keeping home and automobile insurance policies up to date couldn’t be more important .
    You might not have the coverage you think you have. Your insurance policy may have changed and you might not be aware of the changes.  Prices of items in the home as well as the home value might also have changed.  
    Let me introduce the concept of endorsements, which are defined as: a clause in an insurance policy detailing an exemption from or change in coverage.   Endorsements are often part of the state law.

  • Stocks plunge on economic news, slumping oil price

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weak economic news from China, the U.S. and Spain combined with a slump in oil companies sent stocks sharply lower Thursday.

    Investors were jarred when China reported a surprise trade deficit in February. China's exports fell as businesses closed for the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday, but imports of higher-priced oil and other goods jumped, widening the country's deficit to $7.3 billion.

  • Pope's new book: Violence never in God's name

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI rejects the idea of Jesus as a political revolutionary and insists that violent revolution must never be carried out in God's name in a new book being released Thursday amid great fanfare at the start of Lent.

  • Gadhafi showers strategic oil port with rockets

    RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) — Government forces drove hundreds of rebels from a strategic oil port with a withering rain of rockets and tank shells on Thursday, significantly expanding Moammar Gadhafi's control of Libya as Western nations struggled to find a way to stop him.

  • 14 indicted in pirate attack on American yacht

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 13 suspected pirates from Somalia and one from Yemen in the February hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

    Department spokesman Peter Carr said the men face piracy, kidnapping and firearms charges.

    The suspected pirates are expected to make an initial court appearance Thursday in Norfolk, which last year became home to the first successful piracy prosecution in nearly 200 years.

  • More people sought unemployment aid last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But the rise comes after applications hit their lowest level in nearly three years, and economists expect further declines as the economy improves.

    Applications increased by 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 397,000 during the week ended March 5, the Labor Department said Thursday.

    The latest report covers the week after the Presidents' Day holiday, when many government offices were closed. Applications usually rise in weeks following holiday-shortened weeks.