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Today's News

  • Basketball: Top 10 boys, girls 4A teams barely move in weekly poll

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Roswell (9)        143    1
    2. Kirtland Cent. (6)    138    2

  • Illinois' Reagan country celebrates centennial

    DIXON, Ill. (AP) — As Bill Jones remembers it, Ronald Reagan lost badly.

    During an early 1990s visit to the old school in Dixon where the former president attended classes for three years, Reagan and friend Norm Wymbs played a game of HORSE in the second-floor gym. Reagan couldn't make a shot, said Jones, who directs the museum that now occupies the building,

  • Mammoth storm leaves bitter cold, destruction

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — An enormous winter storm left Midwesterners shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the Northeast, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the winter-cursed region to its breaking point.

  • Rural air subsidies test resolve to cut spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A program that subsidizes air service to small airports, often in remote communities, is shaping up as an early test in the new Congress of conservatives' zeal for shrinking the federal government.

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has proposed an amendment to an aviation bill pending before the Senate in order to eliminate the $200 million essential air service program. The program pays airlines to provide scheduled service to about 150 communities, from Muscle Shoals, Ala., to Pelican, Alaska.

  • Egypt army moves to stop assault on protesters

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian army tanks and soldiers cleared away pro-government rioters and deployed between them and protesters seeking the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, moving to halt violence as the prime minister made an unprecedented apology Thursday for the assault by regime backers that turned central Cairo into a battle zone.

    Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said the attack Wednesday on the anti-Mubarak protesters was a "blatant mistake," acknowledged it was likely organized and promised to investigate who was behind it.

  • LA schools on delay

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced it will be on a 2-hour delay this morning due to the cold, windy conditions.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, however, is on time and running on normal schedule as of 6:50 a.m.

    On the schools' Web site, www.laschools.net, it said the start of school would be postponed due to "severe winter temps/wind chill." Temperatures dropped below zero Wednesday night and into early Thursday.

  • WIND CHILL WARNING UNTIL 10 A.M. THURSDAY

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING TO 10 AM MST THURSDAY.

    * WIND CHILL VALUES... MINUS 25 TO MINUS 40 DEGREES.

    * TIMING... BETWEEN 800 PM MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND 900 AM MST THURSDAY.

    * WINDS... NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

  • Keeping secrets while raising working funds

    Entrepreneurs with an idea for a product or startup company are often concerned about revealing information until they are far enough along that others can’t copy them. The concern is reasonable; the economy is globally competitive and entrepreneurs are looking to protect any edge they have.

  • Madness of mental illness

    My friend’s life was dominated by her mentally ill son.
    He was schizophrenic and had dangerous delusions. He would be committed to the New Mexico State Hospital in Las Vegas for six months at a time, but could not be kept longer than that due to laws intended to safeguard the freedoms of the mentally ill.
    She worried about him in the hospital because of the living conditions, but she worried about him much more when he was free.

  • County hires broadband project manager

    John Jones and his family wanted to alter their hectic California lifestyle when he came upon the vacancy for an information technology project manager for Los Alamos County’s broadband project.

    Not only did the position offer a chance to transition from a fast-paced city to a calmer small town, but it was an opportunity for Jones to work on something out of the ordinary.