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Today's News

  • Out and about 02-03-11

    Art receptions

    The New Mexico Museum of Art presents an exhibition opening of “Conserving Public Art: The WPA Artwork of Gene Kloss and B.J.O. Nordfeldt” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Art present a “First Saturday” art reception from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Johnsons is located at 2843 Highway 14 N., Madrid, N.M. For more information contact djofm@yahoo.com.

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 02-03-11

    1.  Grenade, Bruno Mars
    2. Firework, Katy Perry
    3.  Black and Yellow, Wiz Khalifa
    4. Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesia featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E
    5. What’s My Name? Rihanna
    featuring Drake
    6.  Hold It Against Me, Britney Spears
    7.   We R Who We R, Ke$ha
    8. Raise Your Glass, P!nk
    9.  The Time (Dirty Bit),
    The Black Eyed Peas
    10.  Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor), Pitbull featuring T-Pain

  • 'Cuckoo's Nest' hospital seeks takers for remains

    SALEM, Ore. — Don Whetsell buried his grandfather last year, finally laying him to rest 60 years after his death.
    The final resting place next to his wife was far better than the previous one: on a shelf with the neglected remains of 3,500 others in a storage area dubbed the “room of forgotten souls.”
    Whetsell is one of 120 people to claim the remains of loved ones who had been left behind at Oregon’s state mental hospital, some of them in corroding copper canisters that had fused together.

  • 'King's Speech' rules batch of Oscar bait

    LOS ANGELES — This Academy Awards season seems all over but the coronation.
    “The King’s Speech” won top prizes over the weekend from Hollywood actors and directors, securing its standing as the film to beat at the Feb. 27 Oscars, whose winners mostly look like foregone conclusions.

  • Celebrity News 02-03-11

    Chris Brown completes domestic violence program

    LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown has completed a domestic violence counseling program required as part of the singer’s guilty plea to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna nearly two years ago.
    On Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg congratulated the 21-year-old R&B performer for finishing the yearlong program.
    As a result of completing the required counseling, Brown will no longer have to appear in court every three months for progress report hearings.

  • Good 'ole barbershop songs

    During a presentation by the Lads of Enchantment at the January meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos,  the quartet, “ConverGents,” entertained with a selection  of favorite barbershop songs. Quartet  members are left to right, Joe Fritz, Bruce Lamartine, Phil Seeger and Marlin Nutter.

  • A romantic interlude

    Fuller Lodge will be transformed into a rendezvous spot for romantics and friends alike, from 7:30-10 p.m. Feb. 12 for the Valentine Coffeehouse. Candles will adorn tables, coffee will be served and couples will get a chance to listen to a chamber music performance up close and personal.

  • Semiautomatic up for state firearm

    New Mexico has 20 official state symbols and may have a 21st before this legislative session is over.
    Senate Bill 109, introduced by Sen. George Munoz of Gallup designates the squash blossom necklace as New Mexico’s official state necklace.
    Before you get upset about lawmakers wasting time with such trivia, let me say that bills such as this consume very little time and effort of legislators. They are indicative of a state’s culture and provide help in advertising.

  • Lack of sidewalks on Trinity is concerning

    In regard to the NM502/Trinity Corridor, citizens who live on Arroyo Lane/Verde Ridge would like to address issues/concerns regarding the lack of sidewalks and the ability to cross Trinity Drive/East Gate Road with out going a half mile, or more, to get to a crosswalk safely in order to go to the grocery store or Atomic City Transit stops.

  • Tens of thousands march against Yemen president

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators, some chanting "down, down with the regime," marched Thursday in several towns and cities in Yemen against the country's autocratic president, a key U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic militants.