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Today's News

  • Deadliest listeria outbreak in 25 years--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths, making it the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 116 people have been sickened in the outbreak, including those who died. The number of deaths has now surpassed a 1998 outbreak of listeria in processed meats that was linked to 21 deaths. A 1985 listeria outbreak in Mexican-style soft cheeses killed 52 people.

  • French firm wins license for Idaho uranium plant

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — France's state-owned nuclear reactor builder on Wednesday won a U.S. license to build and operate a gas centrifuge uranium enrichment plant in Idaho, a key step in the company's plans to expand production of nuclear fuel in the United States.

    The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license for the $3 billion Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility authorizes Areva SA to enrich uranium for use in the manufacture of nuclear fuel for commercial power reactors. The project could supply 104 U.S. nuclear power plants, company spokesman Jarret Adams said.

  • Staying Out in Front

    Los Alamos’ Cassidy Reeves tries to keep the ball away from an opponent from Santa Fe Tuesday at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos locked up the District 2-4A title with Thursday’s win. Los Alamos was on top of last week’s girls soccer poll.

  • UNM Howl slated for Friday

    The University of New Mexico men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their first public event of the 2011-12 preseason Friday night at The Pit.
    The UNM teams will take part in the annual Lobo Howl. The Lobo Howl starts at 7 p.m. at The Pit in Albuquerque.
    The event is free. to the public
    Gates open at 6 p.m. at The Pit. Seating is general admission.
    At 7 p.m., the Lobo women will be introduced by new head coach Yvonne Sanchez and the team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage. The women’s team will also host a shooting contest and other events.
    The Lobo men will be introduced at 8 p.m. by coach Steve Alford and will have an intrasquad scrimmage and a slam dunk exhibition.

  • Lobo men’s hoops picked to win crown

    DENVER — The University of New Mexico picked up a host of honors as the Mountain West announced its annual preseason polls and all-conference teams, and the Lobos were at the head of the list.  
    The Lobos picked up 22 of 26 first place votes as UNM was predicted to win the 2011-12 Mountain West title.
    In addition, Wooden Award candidate Drew Gordon was named Preseason Player of the Year, while highly-touted Australian import Hugh Greenwood was selected as Freshman of the Year. Gordon and sophomore guard Kendall Williams were both named to the five-man preseason All-Mountain West team.

  • Record of Decision reached on CMRR project

    A Record of Decision (ROD) has been issued for the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) facility Wednesday afternoon by the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Sources close to the situation have indicated the decision has been made to move ahead with the project that promises to be an economic shot in the arm for the Los Alamos area at least during the construction phase of the multi-billion dollar project.

    The NNSA is remaining mum on the decision, according to spokesperson Toni Chiri, who said a press release will be issued Thursday morning with details of the ROD.

    “We will be spending tonight making Congressional notification,” she said.

  • 8 killed in Southern California salon shooting--video extra

    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Every hair-dressing station was full at Salon Meritage and business was booming when a gunman burst through the door and began shooting, sending terrified customers diving for cover in the upscale salon tucked just blocks from the beach in this quaint seaside town. The shooter then stepped outside, shot a man sitting in a truck in the parking lot and sped off.

    By the time it was all over Wednesday, eight people were dead and another in critical condition in one of the deadliest shooting rampages in Orange County and the most violent crime in memory in Seal Beach, a town so calm the police spokesman couldn't even recall when the last homicide occurred when asked.

  • Spy vs. spy in New Mexico

    When thinking of New Mexico, few Americans think about spy vs. spy intrigue, but in fact, to many international intelligence operatives, the state’s name is nearly synonymous with espionage, and Santa Fe is a sacred site.
    The KGB’s single greatest intelligence and counterintelligence coups and the planning of the organization’s most infamous assassination, all took place within one mile of Bishop Lamy’s statue in front of the St. Francis Cathedral in downtown Santa Fe.
    In his book, “A Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque,” former CIA agent E. B. Held uses declassified documents from both the CIA and KGB, as well as secondary sources, to trace some of the most notorious spying events in U.S. history.

  • Community Announcements 10-12-11

    Dates announced

    The Betty Ehart Senior center has announced the dates for the Festival of Chocolate and the Festival of Trees.
    The fundraisers will benefit programs for youth and seniors in 2011 and 2012.
    The Festival of Chocolate will be  from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 12, with tickets available for $20, starting at the end of October.
    The Festival of Chocolate formally launches the Festival of Trees which hosts their event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19.
    Admission is free, but collections of non-perishable items are taken to benefit programs.
    To donate a chocolate dessert or a holiday tree for auction call 672-4089 for more information.
    Photos needed

  • Recurring Meetings 10-12-11


    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. Guests are always welcome. You do not need to own a Corvette to attend. For more information, contact Mike Luna at 672-4087.

    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. They enjoy a meal and combine fun and social gathering with a business meeting. Those interested are invited to attend one of the meetings as a guest. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.