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  • State Notes 06-05-12

    Lobos bounced by Creighton in  Los Angeles regional

    LOS ANGELES – The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team’s season came to an end Sunday afternoon as the Lobos dropped a 7-2 decision to Creighton University in an elimination game in the UCLA regional.
    The Lobos finished the season with a 37-24 record, which tied for the fourth-most victories in a single season in school history.
    “I have to tip my hat to Creighton,” UNM manager Ray Birmingham said. “(It was a) great job by Creighton. They pitched extremely well … and made the pitches when they needed to make them.”

  • Topes Notes 06-05-12

    Isotopes win, end four-game slide

  • Boice, Pederson win downhill race

    Chris Boice topped the professional men’s category at this year’s Pajarito Punishment downhill race.
    The downhill competition was Sunday at Pajarito Mountain. While the Pajarito Punishment usually consists of a cross-country race as well as the downhill, but due to fire damage from 2011 and reconstruction efforts at Pajarito, that race had to be called off for 2012.
    Boice, who rides for the Yeti Fox team, went 3 minutes, 16.63 seconds on his second ride to claim the title. Both Boice’s two times were the fastest posted in the competition this year.
    Vince Sanchez of team Heart and Soul was the runner-up, finishing 2.95 seconds behind Boice.
    In all, 50 men and women finished the downhill race.

  • County using voting centers today

    In today's hectic world, finding time to vote can be a challenge. So citizens may be glad to know that the New Mexico State legislature and Los Alamos County have removed one more obstacle to participating in the democratic process.

    In 2010, the state legislature approved the implementation of Voting Convenience Centers (VCCs). VCCs are Election Day polling locations available to any registered voter within a county regardless of their designated precinct.

    Chief Deputy Clerk Sheryl Nichols said the change was voter driven.

  • Sandia scientist to be arraigned for stealing research

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government says a former Sandia National Labs scientist stole research to share it with China.

    KRQE-TV reports Jianyu Huang will be arraigned Tuesday on several federal charges, according to an unsealed federal indictment.

    Huang, who was arrested over the weekend, faces five counts of federal program fraud and one count of making false statements.

  • Primary starts fight for control of NM Legislature

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's primary election will decide whether two dozen legislators can hold on to their jobs.

    All 112 seats in the House and Senate are up for election this year, but only 43 House and Senate districts have contested primary races.

  • Police: Cannibalism Suspect Had Violent Streak

    Authorities in Maryland say the man accused of murdering his roommate and eating his organs was out on $220,000 bail after being arrested for allegedly beating another man with a baseball bat just days earlier. The suspect studied at a Los Alamos National Lab symposium last August. To read that report, click here.

  • Today in History for June 5th
  • EEOC rules in favor of Stepan in case against LA county

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed in favor of former Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan in her case against Los Alamos County, according to the EEOC determination letter obtained by the Los Alamos Monitor.

    The EEOC found the county guilty of sex discrimination as well as retaliation. Stepan was fired in early 2011 after filing a grievance against former County Administrator Tony Mortillaro in 2010. The county council terminated Mortillaro in late 2010.

    Council chair Sharon Stover said Monday the council will discuss the situation during a closed session at its next meeting June 12. Ironically, the county hired a new attorney – Rebecca Ehler  — Monday.

  • VFW: MIA Searches in Vietnam 'Great News'