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Today's News

  • Community annoucements 01-26-11

    Serenade your valentine

    Lads of Enchantment quartets will deliver singing valentines to the home or workplace in Los Alamos on Feb. 13-14. Their quartets will serenade your sweetheart with romantic songs and present her/him with a rose. To reserve a singing Valentines delivery, call Chuck at 662-9127.

  • Science fairs and spelling bees

    This week we find many students involved in spelling bees and science fairs. Sometimes it takes an incentive to get them involved the first time. Many students realize that the incentive is prizes and that gets the fish on the hook.
    Bless the teacher that gives extra credit, before or after the fact. Even for adults, sometimes the only incentive for doing anything additional is the overtime pay.

  • Be There 01-26-11

    Today
    A free talk by Dorothy Hoard on Dendroglyphs of Valles Caldera, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.The trees are aging now and their histories are being lost. Hoard will discuss the setting, the carvings, a volunteer survey and some of its results.  
    Thursday

  • Evil goes way back

    Lunatics will always be with us. Lunatics with guns will always be with us. So will evil.
    My reaction to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (and 18 others) in Tucson Jan. 8 starts with lunatics.
    I’m leaving aside the claims that Sarah Palin had something to do with creating the environment for the shooting. That’s idiotic. Also idiotic is the notion that we’ve somehow left a “nice America” that existed somewhere in the past.

  • GOP invokes 1700s doctrine in health care fight

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Obama's health care overhaul.

    They are introducing measures that hinge on "nullification," Thomas Jefferson's late 18th-century doctrine that purported to give states the ultimate say in constitutional matters.

  • Pajarito Ski Area temporarily suspends operations

    Due to warm, dry and windy La Nina conditions, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area in Los Alamos is suspending operations until there is further adequate snowfall.

    “When we receive additional snowfall, we will reopen,” said a notice on the ski area website.

    Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long said the ski area has not received any snow since Jan. 1.

  • Dow breaks through 12K for first time since 2008

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 12,000 for the first time in two and half years Wednesday but edged lower in afternoon trading.

    Investors were encouraged by President Barack Obama's call to overhaul taxes on businesses and a jump in new home sales in December. The gains were held back by weak profit forecasts from Boeing Co., Xerox Corp. and other big names.

  • Lawmaker proposes drug tests for jobless benefits

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative leader is proposing to require drug testing for New Mexicans to qualify for unemployment benefits.

    Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings introduced legislation on Tuesday that would require individuals to pass a drug test to become eligible for unemployment benefits.

  • Football: Chicago car salesman fired over Packers tie

    OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — A car salesman in suburban Chicago has been fired for refusing to remove a Green Bay Packers tie that he wore to work the day after the Packers beat the Chicago Bears to advance to the Super Bowl.

    John Stone says he wore the Packers tie to work Monday at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn to honor his late grandmother, who was a big Green Bay fan.

  • Russian president fires police chief after bombing

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Dmitry Medvedev fired Moscow's transport police chief Wednesday and lashed out at "passive" officers who guard the country's airports and rail stations after an airport suicide bombing killed 35 people.

    Medvedev, often criticized as hesitant or ineffectual, appeared eager to assert his power after Monday's attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, which also left 180 people wounded.