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Today's News

  • LA steamrolls Moriarty, 8-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team took nine shots in the first 10 minutes, connecting on two of them to set the tempo for a whitewashing Thursday afternoon in White Rock.
    The Hilltopper offense ran roughshod over the Moriarty Pintos back line in the first half Thursday, connecting on three goals in the first 13 minutes. The Pintos would never mount any kind of serious attack as the Hilltoppers rolled to an 8-0 victory at the Paul Spirio Soccer Complex.
    The score might have been worse had Los Alamos not misfired on two open-goal opportunities and Moriarty goalkeeper Taylor Luker not stopped two well-placed balls in the first half.

  • Toppers hold on in shootout to win

    Second verse, same as the first.
    The 2010 state champion Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team rarely failed to keep fans on the edges of their seats and the 2011 Hilltoppers picked up right where their predecessors left off in Thursday’s season opener.
    Los Alamos came back from a 1-0 deficit midway through the second half Thursday against the Rio Rancho Rams. After two scoreless overtime periods, Los Alamos picked up a 4-2 shootout victory to take its season opening contest 2-1 over the Rams at Dara Jones Field in White Rock.
    Henry Steinkamp, assisted by Cooper Christensen, found the net in the 62nd minute Thursday, answering a goal 19 minutes earlier by Rio Rancho midfielder Josh Trujillo.

  • Japan PM resigning as opinion sinks after tsunami

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced Friday he would resign after almost 15 months in office amid plunging approval ratings over his government's handling of the tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis.

    In a nationally televised speech, Kan said he was stepping down as chief of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and would officially quit as prime minister after the ruling party votes Monday to pick a new leader — the country's sixth prime minister in five years.

  • Mexican president declares 3 days of mourning

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared three days of mourning Friday for the 52 victims of a casino fire set by presumed drug traffickers, branding the attackers "true terrorists" and ordering authorities to offer a $2.4 million reward for their capture.

    Calderon also once again lashed out at the United States, saying it is not doing enough to reduce the country's high demand for illicit drugs or to stop the illegal trafficking of U.S. weapons into Mexico.

  • Economic growth at a virtual standstill in Q2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent annual pace this spring, slower than previously estimated. The downward revision will likely increase fears that the economy is at risk of another recession.

    Fewer exports and weaker growth in business stockpiles led the Commerce Department to lower its estimate for the April-June quarter from its previous rate of 1.3 percent growth. That means the economy expanded only 0.7 percent in the first six months of the year.

  • Search for county administrator nears next phase

    The deadline for applications for the County Administrator’s position was Aug. 14. Semi-finalists have been chosen and Prothman Company, an executive search firm hired by the county, is conducting interviews. Council will decide on finalists in a closed session on Sept. 6 and announce their choices soon afterward. The public may meet the finalists at a reception at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Pajarito Room in Fuller Lodge.

  • Top 10 Movies 08-25-11

    1.  “The Help,” weekend gross, $20 million
    2.  “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”  weekend gross, $16 million
    3.  “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,” weekend gross, $11.6 million
    4.  “Conan the Barbarian,” $10  million
    5. “The Smurfs” weekend gross,
    $7.8 million
    6.  “Fright Night,” weekend gross,
    $7.7 million
    7.   “Final Destination 5,” weekend gross, $7.7 million

    8.  “30 Minutes or Less,” weekend gross, $6.4 million

    9.  “One Day,” weekend gross,
    $5 million

  • Out and about 08-25-11

    Art openings

    An opening reception for Joan Bohn and Leslie Tejada’s mixed media show will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200B Canyon Road, Santa Fe.
    Classes

    Colcha embroidery with Beatrice Maestas Sandoval will be from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. $56-$70, materials extra. For more information, send email to education@evfac.org.

    Rag rug weaving with Sandy Voss will be from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. $168-$210, materials extra. For more information, send email to education@evfac.org.

  • LA Happenings 08-25-11

    Music

    The Blue Window Bistro will host a jazz night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday featuring the Bob Jones Quartet. The cost is $15 per person, dinner reservations are required.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     

  • Top 10 Singles 08-25-11

    1. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

    2.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
    3. Move Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    4. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    5. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars
    6.  How to Love, Lil Wayne

    7. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer
    8. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    9. I Wanna Go, Britney Spears
    10. Good Life, OneRepublic