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Today's News

  • 10 things to know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

    1. WHY EGYPT'S PRESIDENT HAS POLARIZED THE NATION

    Supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi are growing more entrenched in their battle over the Islamist leader's move to assume near absolute powers.

    2. MERCHANTS HOPE FOR AN ONLINE BOOST

    It's estimated that this year's Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day of the year, for the third year in a row.

    3. BANGLADESHIS HIT THE STREETS OVER FACTORY FIRE

    Thousands express outrage — some blocking roads and smashing vehicles — about conditions in the building where a blaze killed at least 112 people.

    4. THE 'FISCAL CLIFF' LOBBYING BATTLES BEGIN

  • Today in History for November 26th
  • Human Error Blamed in Mass. Gas Blast

    A utility worker responding to reports of a natural gas leak in Springfield, Mass. punctured a pipe and an unknown spark ignited a massive explosion that injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings, the state fire marshal announced Sunday.

  • The AP top 25 college football poll 11-25-12

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • No winner in $325M Powerball jackpot

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Saturday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were:

    22-32-37-44-50

    Powerball: 34

    (twenty-two, thirty-two, thirty-seven, forty-four, fifty; Powerball: thirty-four)

    Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $325 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $425 million for Wednesday.

    Tickets that match the first five numbers, but miss the Powerball, win $1 million each, and there were ten of those. They were sold in: Arizona(1), Florida(1), New Jersey(2), New York(2), Oregon(1), Texas(1), Virginia(1) and Wisconsin(1).

    There was one Power Play Match 5 winner in New York(1).

  • Today in History for November 25th
  • On Schedule 11-25-12

    Tuesday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Taos, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, TBA.

    Friday

    Girls basketball: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Sandia Prep, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys basketball: Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Swimming: Los Alamos at Barney Relays, boys and girls, 10:30 a.m.

    Girls basketball: LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, TBA.

  • Hilltoppers have experience, but will be tested early on

    Should the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team be in a position where it's in need of an at-large bid to the playoffs, any strength of schedule tiebreakers will likely break its way.

    Los Alamos opens its 2012-13 season Tuesday night on the road at St. Michael's. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

    Heading into their opener, the Hilltoppers have10 players who spent at least some time with the varsity squad returning, including three key veterans coming back.

    Of those returners, senior Erin Kirk and junior Hayley Each, along with second-year varsity player Marissa Larribas, will make up a big group around the lane.

    "We've still got a lot of size with Hayley, Erin and Marissa," Los Alamos head coach Tarah Logan said. "We've been pushing really hard to make an effort to push the ball inside."

    Logan, going into her fifth season with the Hilltoppers, doesn't want her team to be one-dimensional, however. She said returning guards, sophomore Amber Logan and junior McKenzie Logan, along with senior Anna Scott, who missed time last year due to injury, can steer an effective transition game.

  • Lobos win, Kirk scores 11 points

    Alex Kirk came just one rebound short of a double-double as the University of New Mexico Lobos thumped the Idaho Vandals Friday night.
    The Lobos used a 19-0 second half run to pull away from the Vandals Friday at The Pit, winning 73-58.
    Along with Kirk, a former standout at Los Alamos, Demitrius Walker had 19 points coming off the bench. Walker went 5-for-5 from 3-point range to lead the effort and Kirk, who has made his way into the starting lineup for UNM, finished with 11 points and 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
    “(Kirk) is making things hard on teams in the paint,” Lobo head coach Steve Alford said. “He is really starting to get comfortable and is really doing a lot of good things.”
    The win improves UNM to 5-0 on the season.
    The two teams were tied at 36 at the half, but the Vandals (1-3) moved out to a 49-46 lead in the second half before the Lobos’ big run.
    Kirk said afterward there was a battle in the paint.
    “I would say it’s pretty physical and they’ve all been,” Kirk said. “Some of the games at the (U.S. Virgin Islands) were physical with the different refereeing and stuff like that is something we need to adjust to.”
    Kirk went 4-for-7 from the field and 3-for-4 from the foul line.

  • Animal Shelter 11-25-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.
    DOGS
    Axle — Don’t let those sad-looking eyes fool you. Axle is a playful and affectionate neutered male. The shelter temperament testers describe this Pit-mix as a “total sweetheart.” He would love a family that appreciates big, sloppy dog kisses.  
    Ciera — Spayed female Shepherd-cross who likes to get to know her human associates before she shares her story with them.
    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.
    ThreeBorder Collie puppies (Reggie, Fly and Romper) — Border Collie puppy siblings, six-months-old. Neutered/spayed and up-to-date on shots. Responding very well to soclialization by shelter volunteers and guidance from other shelter dogs.