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Today's News

  • LAHS Athletics: It’s a busy weekend for teams

    The final week of the 2010-11 spring sports season is one of the busiest, starting with this weekend.
    Los Alamos has teams competing in the state Class 4A baseball and tennis championships and the District 2-4A track and field championship. Additionally, the Hilltoppers will be involved with a crucial doubleheader in softball Saturday.
    Today, the Hilltopper baseball team will open a best-of-three series with the Artesia Bulldogs. The winner of the series, which has its first game at 6 p.m. and continues at 11 a.m. Saturday, will advance to the quarterfinal round. The quarterfinals are Thursday in Albuquerque.

  • Tennis: Lucido/Havemann wins boys doubles crown--video extra

    ALBUQUERQUE — They’ve known each other for as long as they can remember. Actually, even longer.
    Dominic Lucido and Chase Havemann were in the hospital nursery at the same time. Now, they’re sharing half of a state championship.
    Lucido/Havemann won a thrilling three-set contest against Albuquerque Academy’s George Cooper/Brandon Jew, bouncing back after being dominated in the second set to win 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.
    It’s the second straight boys Class 4A doubles championship for the Hilltopper program. Matt Whicker, who was on hand for the title match, and Patrick Raichur won that title in 2010.

  • Al-Qaida vows revenge for Osama bin Laden's death

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida confirmed the killing of Osama bin Laden and vowed revenge, saying Friday that Americans' "happiness will turn to sadness." The statement was the first by the terror network since its leader was slain in a U.S. commando raid against his Pakistani hideout.

    The statement, written in typical al-Qaida style and in the name of the organization's General Command, seemed mostly intended to reassure followers that the terror group remains vigorous and intact.

    The statement was dated Tuesday, the day after bin Laden's death. Its authenticity could not be independently confirmed, but it was posted on militant websites Friday by the al-Fajr Center, al-Qaida's online media distribution network.

  • LA schools honor top employees, teachers, retirees

     Los Alamos Public Schools honored its top employees and teachers as well as hosted a retirement party Thursday at Fuller Lodge. Sharon Allen, a first grade teacher at Barranca Mesa Elementary, was named teacher of the year. Ted Garcia, a custodian at Aspen Elementary, was employee of the year. A complete look at the award nominees and retirees can be found in the attachment on the bottom of the file.      

  • Sue Hofmann to speak at Family Disaster Preparedness Seminar

    Sue Hofmann of Sue Hofmann State Farm Insurance will be one of the speakers during the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church’s Family Disaster Preparedness Seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, located on Highway 126 in La Cueva.

    The seminar will be held again at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jemez Valley Baptist Church located on N.M. 4 in Canon.

    In addition to Hofmann, other speakers include Animal Amigos, La Cueva and Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Departments and American Red Cross.

  • Economy adds 244k jobs, rate ticks up to 9 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers added more than 200,000 jobs in April for the third straight month, the biggest hiring spree in five years. But the unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in part because some people resumed looking for work.

    The Labor Department says the economy added 244,000 jobs last month. Private employers shrugged off high gas prices and created 268,000 jobs — the most since February 2006.

    The gains were widespread. Retailers, factories, financial companies, education and health care and even construction companies all added jobs. Federal, state and local governments cut jobs.

    The data suggests businesses are confidence in the economy despite weak growth earlier this year.

  • CEO pay exceeds pre-recession level

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the boardroom, it's as if the Great Recession never happened.

    CEOs at the nation's largest companies were paid better last year than they were in 2007, when the economy was booming, the stock market set a record high and unemployment was roughly half what it is today.

    The typical pay package for the head of a company in the Standard & Poor's 500 was $9 million in 2010, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data provided by Equilar, an executive compensation research firm. That was 24 percent higher than a year earlier, reversing two years of declines.

  • Oil price plunge continues ahead of US jobs data

    Oil prices continued to plunge on Friday, slipping to near $97 a barrel as investors worried that a weakening U.S. jobs market may undermine demand for crude in the world's largest economy.

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for June delivery was down $2.60 at $97.20 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier, it fell as low as $94.63.

    On Thursday, the contract plunged $9.44 to settle at $99.80 — the biggest one-day percentage decline since April 2009 — because of signs U.S. economic growth is slowing. The Labor Department said that first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose to 474,000 last week, the highest level in eight months.

  • Info from Osama raid shows plans to hit US trains--see videos

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Holed up in a compound in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden was scheming how to hit the United States hard again, according to newly uncovered documents that show al-Qaida plans for derailing an American train on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    Details of the plan emerged Thursday as some of the first intelligence was gleaned from the trove of information found in bin Laden's residence when Navy SEALs killed the al-Qaida leader and four of his associates. They took his body and scooped up computers, DVDs and documents from the compound where U.S. officials think he had been living for as long as six years.

  • LA teams struggle in first round of state

    Non-seeded singles or doubles representatives of Los Alamos struggled to survive the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs Wednesday.
    The 4A singles and doubles competition opened Wednesday afternoon in Albuquerque. The boys and girls draws were to be concluded today at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. Scores weren’t available from today’s competition as of press time.
    Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers earned a total of four entries into the singles draw and three doubles entries.
    In girls singles, Nasim Andrews of Los Alamos was defeated in the opening round of the 4A tournament by Ksenia Bosnia of Albuquerque Academy, who was the No. 2 seed in the draw.
    Fellow Hilltopper Susanna Lucido lost to eighth-seeded Mary Romero of Roswell.