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Today's News

  • Council seeks traffic noise fix

    The scope of MIG Inc.’s work in the county will extend beyond the N.M. 502 corridor study, in spite of the fact that some councilors question the firm’s ability to tackle a noise abatement project.

    In a 4-3 vote, the Los Alamos County Council approved adding $65,036 to the corridor study project budget for the consulting firm to look at sound mitigation in the Eastern Area as well as conduct a study to develop design alternatives for the Oppenheimer/Central intersection.

  • Spaceport champions are gone

    New Mexico’s spaceport was not conceived as an operation to take rich people into space.
    The Las Cruces community and New Mexico State University began working more than 20 years ago to create a commercial spaceport that would take advantage of the area’s many benefits.
    Those advantages included good weather, high elevation, clear airspace, a strong NMSU science department and the proximity to White Sands Missile Range.

  • Men's basketball: Ohio St. back at top

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After getting through its toughest stretch of the season, Ohio State is back at No. 1.
    For the third week in a row The Associated Press Top 25 poll has had a new team on top. The Buckeyes climbed a spot over Duke, which lost at Virginia Tech on Saturday night.
    The Buckeyes welcome their return.

  • Hockey: LA places third at tourney, Taos wins

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team finished third at the Year-End Tournament in Taos this weekend.
    Los Alamos, the No. 2 seed in the tournament and the defending state champion, dropped its second round game in overtime and had to battle its way back through the losers’ bracket before again falling to the host Taos Tigers.

  • Baseball: Toppers fall at home to Tigers, 13-3

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team lost its third game to open the 2011 season Tuesday at Bomber Field.
    Los Alamos gave up seven runs in a costly second inning in its home opener Tuesday, falling to the Class 4A Los Lunas Tigers 13-3 in five innings.
    The Hilltoppers were held scoreless through their first five at-bats against Los Lunas, with Tiger pitcher Pat Martinez keeping their lineup off-balance. The Hilltoppers’ only damage at the plate against Martinez came in their final at-bat, trying to stave off an early exit.

  • Pope exonerates Jews for Jesus' death in new book

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ, tackling one of the most controversial issues in Christianity in a new book.

    In "Jesus of Nazareth-Part II" excerpts released Wednesday, Benedict explains biblically and theologically why there is no basis in Scripture for the argument that the Jewish people as a whole were responsible for Jesus' death.

  • Emergency airlifts launched on Libyan border

    GENEVA (AP) — European nations and Egypt launched emergency airlifts along Libya's borders Wednesday, as tens of thousands of hungry, anxious foreign workers poured into Tunisia to escape Libya's burgeoning civil war.

  • 10 owners attend NFL mediation with union

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All 10 members of the NFL owners' labor committee and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees attended Wednesday's mediation session between the league and the players' union, with fewer than 40 hours left until the collective bargaining agreement expires.

  • High court rules for military funeral protesters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals.

    The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued church members after they picketed his son's funeral.

    Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the court. Justice Samuel Alito dissented.

  • Barbour says Obama cheers for higher gas prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential presidential contender, accused the Obama administration Wednesday of favoring a run-up in gas prices to prod consumers to buy more fuel-efficient cars.