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Today's News

  • Lobo women's hoops finishes 4th in preseason poll

    DENVER, Colo. — The University of New Mexico Lobos were tabbed fourth in the Mountain West Conference women’s basketball preseason poll.
    The Mountain West announced its 2011-12 preseason women’s basketball poll and all-conference team Tuesday at its Basketball Media Day held at The Mtn. Studios in Denver, Colo. The voting panel consisted of the league’s eight head coaches and select women’s basketball media.
    New Mexico garnered 74 points in voting to nab the No. 4  spot, and junior Sara Halasz earned a spot on the 2011  Preseason All-Conference team.
    The Lobos finished behind third-place Colorado State (106 points), second place San Diego State (127 poins) and the preseason favorite Horned Frogs of TCU.

  • LA clinches 2-4A title with 5-0 win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team earned a big victory over the Santa Fe Demons Tuesday night and, in doing so, clinched its fifth consecutive District 2-4A title.
    Los Alamos’ Naomi Movshovich earned a hat trick against Santa Fe, scoring three goals as the Hilltoppers routed the Demons 5-0 at Sullivan Field.
    The victory not only clinched the 2-4A title for the Hilltoppers, but also clinched a Class 4A postseason bid. The Hilltoppers, who were No. 1 in the last two statewide girls soccer polls, will most likely be looking at a top-four seed and a probable first-round bye when the tournament selections are announced following the conclusion of the regular season.

  • Toppers score twice early in victory

    After a tough overtime victory in their first meeting, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team wanted to erase all doubt as to which was the better team Tuesday against the Santa Fe Demons.
    Los Alamos scored a little more than 90 seconds into Tuesday’s game at Sullivan Field and tacked on a second goal with less than 10 minutes expired against Santa Fe in a big District 2-4A contest. Los Alamos would then cruise to victory, picking up a 3-0 win.
    The Hilltoppers’ victory Tuesday sets up a final showdown with the Capital Jaguars for the District 2-4A crown. That game, early next week, is a rematch of a 1-0 contest won by the Hilltoppers Oct. 1 at Sullivan Field.

  • Rio Arriba Sheriff's computers seized in DWI case

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — State police have seized computers from the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's office in connection with a drunk-driving homicide case that critics charged has been largely mishandled.

    Investigators took the computers last week and are searching for evidence in the case of Juan De Dios Cordova.

    The 56-year-old Algodones man is accused of crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting and killing 51-year-old motorcyclist Mark Wolfe head-on in Chimayo.

  • Police: NM woman put ad on Craigslist to buy pot

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say she put an ad on Craigslist looking to buy drugs.

    KOB-TV reports that Roswell police arrested Anamicka Dave after officers posing as sellers arranged to meet her through text messages.

    According to the station, Dave's ad said she was new to town and "looking for Mary Jane."

    Roswell Police Sgt. Ty Sharpe says he was surprised someone would post an online ad for marijuana and he thought it might be another police sting.

    Police met the 29-year-old Albuquerque woman in a parking lot and then arrested her.

    It was unclear if she had an attorney.


     

  • Chrysler, UAW agree on new contract

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group LLC and the United Auto Workers negotiators agreed on a new four-year contract early Wednesday that creates 2,100 new jobs.

    Chrysler also will invest $4.5 billion in its plants under the deal, which covers 26,000 U.S. workers.

    "This agreement is the latest in a remarkable turnaround for Chrysler," UAW Vice President General Holiefield said in a statement. This is the first contract agreement reached since Chrysler's government bailout and bankruptcy two years ago, and the first since Chrysler has been managed by Italian automaker Fiat SpA.

    The agreement must still be ratified by Chrysler's workers.

  • US aims to punish Iran for Saudi envoy plot--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration plans to leverage charges that Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States into a new global campaign to isolate the Islamic republic.

    U.S. officials say the administration will lobby for the imposition of new international sanctions as well as for individual nations to expand their own penalties against Iran based on allegations that Iranian agents tried to recruit a purported member of a Mexican drug cartel to kill the Saudi envoy on American soil.

  • Christie backs Romney for GOP presidential nod

    LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who spurned repeated calls to run for president himself — endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, sending a signal to the skeptical GOP establishment to fall in line behind the former Massachusetts governor.

    "I'm here in New Hampshire for one simple reason: America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's the man to lead America and we need him now," Christie said, standing alongside Romney.

  • Remembering Peter Benson

    I write this column with a very heavy heart this week. On Sunday, I learned that Search Institute leader Dr. Peter Benson passed away after a battle with colon cancer.
    Benson was essentially the leader of the band, but feel free to insert the description of your choice: the front man, choir director, chairman of the board, or the coach.
    The “coach” is probably the best description because he is known for saying, “If you’re breathing, you’re on the team.”
    I had seen Benson numerous times at asset conferences in Minnesota, New York and Ohio. After one particular conference where we spent a lot of time talking about sparks, I decided to write him a letter.

  • Be There 10-11-11

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    The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner group will host the final amateur radio exam session of the year at 6:30 p.m. in the “old fire barn,” 4017 Arkansas. There will be testing for all classes of license. Those who wish to take the initial test for a technician class license will need a picture ID and two other forms of ID and a test fee of $15, cash or check (made out to ARRL VEC). Those who wish to upgrade to a higher-class license will need a picture ID and two other forms of ID, the original license and a copy or a valid certificate of successful completion of exam, plus the $15 exam fee. For more information, contact Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or  boedeker@cybermesa.com.