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Today's News

  • 1-win Dallas Cowboys fire coach

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones never wanted to change coaches this season. As the blowout losses mounted, and Wade Phillips' defense was mostly to blame, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys had no choice.

    Jones fired Phillips on Monday and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to take his place on an interim basis. Defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni was promoted to replace Phillips' other role as defensive coordinator.

  • Al-Awlaki's father sues to stop son's targeted killing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for the father of a cleric trying to inspire Muslims to kill Americans argued in court Monday to keep his son from being targeted for death by President Barack Obama.

    U.S. District Judge John Bates heard arguments in the case of Anwar al-Awlaki on the same day that the American cleric made a renewed call for jihad against U.S. citizens in a video posted on extremist websites.

  • LA resident named to Martinez' engineer search committee

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has named a former state Environment Department secretary to help in selecting who will serve as New Mexico's top water policy official.

    Martinez announced Monday a search committee that will identify and recommend candidates to become state engineer.

    One committee member is Peter Maggiore (Ma-JOAR'-ee) of Los Alamos, who was environment secretary under former Republican Gary Johnson.

    The search committee chairman is Albuquerque developer and contractor Jack Westman.

  • New Mexico-born radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans

    CAIRO (AP) — A U.S.-born Islamic cleric linked to attacks by al-Qaida in Yemen on U.S. targets called for Muslims around the world to kill Americans in a new video posted on extremist websites Monday.

  • Hybrid business format appeals to new owners

    Many businesses new to the game choose to organize as a limited liability company, or LLC — a hybrid of a partnership and corporation that attempts to reap the benefits of both.
    The owners in an LLC are called members and each member holds a membership interest — similar to stock or shares — in the company.
    These membership interests are sometimes broken down into units.

  • Bipartisan leadership wins

    The Republican tide that swept the nation made New Mexico about as Republican as it has been since the Great Depression.
    We’ve had several Republican governors during that period and once or twice Republicans have captured one of the other statewide offices. But this is the first time a Republican has been elected secretary of state since Jesusita Perrault held the office in 1930.

  • CIP proposals may yield improvements

    Whether it’s the aging golf course, cracked tennis courts or other facilities, members of the community and county staff are well underway in the process for determining which capital improvement projects are most pressing.

  • Laboratory lauds leaders for innovation

    Jagdish Laul’s work will save an estimated $5 million per year in surveillance and maintenance costs at six nuclear and non-nuclear laboratory sites.

  • 11-07-10 Be There Calendar

    Tuesday
     The Santa Fe Opera is back with an exhibition in the upstairs art gallery of costumes from a variety of productions. Don’t miss the opening reception from 5-
    7 p.m. in the gallery and rotunda, hosted by the Los Alamos Opera Guild with special guided gallery tours by Opera Production Director Paul Horpedahl.

  • Chocolate bliss

    Tables filled with rich, decadent chocolate desserts. along with chocolate fountains are a dieter’s nightmare, but a chocolate lover’s dream.
    Fans of the sweet treat can rejoice because The Festival of Chocolate is just around the corner.
    Cookies, fudge, brownies, hot chocolate and other goodies are some of the offerings that will be featured at the 5th Annual Festival of Chocolate, from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.