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Today's News

  • Chile's textbook mine rescue brings global respect

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — Chile's 33 rescued miners posed with the president and were poked by doctors on Thursday, itching to reunite with families and sleep in their own beds for the first time since a cave-in nearly killed them on Aug. 5.

    Relatives were organizing welcome-home parties and trying to hold off an onslaught of demands by those seeking to share in the glory of the amazing rescue that entranced people around the world and set off horn-blowing celebrations across this South American nation.

  • Afghan peace council chief: Taliban ready to talk

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A former Afghan president who heads a new peace council said Thursday that he's convinced the Taliban are ready to negotiate peace.

    Burhanuddin Rabbani told reporters in Kabul the Taliban have not completely rejected the idea of negotiating a nonmilitary resolution of the war.

  • Hockey: Ex-Oilers owner to be sentenced in CA perjury case

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington is expected to be given probation by a Southern California judge on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to a federal perjury charge.

    Prosecutors have recommended that Pocklington, 68, should be sentenced to two years of probation, including six months of home detention with electronic monitoring, and 100 hours of community service.

  • Clinton to campaign for Denish in Dem stronghold

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is coming to northern New Mexico to help energize voters for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Diane Denish.

    Clinton is to appear at an outdoor rally Thursday afternoon in Espanola, a heavily Hispanic community and traditional Democratic stronghold.

    Polls show Denish trailing Republican Susana Martinez in the governor's race.

  • Banks seize 288K homes in Q3, but challenges await

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lenders seized more U.S. homes this summer than in any three-month stretch since the housing market began to bust in 2006. But many of the foreclosures may be challenged in court later because of allegations that banks evicted people without reading the documents.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers nab 2-4A title

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team clinched another District 2AAAA title Tuesday with a shutout victory over the Santa Fe Demons.
    Los Alamos jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one half of play Tuesday in Santa Fe and coasted to a 4-0 victory at Ivan Head Stadium. The win gave Los Alamos its sixth straight District 2AAAA title.
    It has not lost a district contest since that time.

  • Boys soccer: LA picks up win, stays undefeated in district

    A solid victory by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team keeps it right on track for what could shape up as the biggest game of its 2010 regular season.
    The Hilltoppers got six goals from six different players to drop the Santa Fe Demons 6-0 Tuesday at Ivan Head Stadium. The win keeps the Hilltoppers undefeated in District 2AAAA play and primed for a showdown with the Capital Jaguars in the Hilltoppers’ season finale next week.

  • First-ever take-back drug campaign reaps tons

    The public turned in more than 242,000 pounds of prescription drugs through 4,000 take back sites across the nation Sept. 25. Locally, community members dropped off their drugs at a booth set up in the parking lot at Los Alamos Medical Center.
    “We had a great turnout, people brought us their expired prescription drugs as well as drugs from deceased family members that they didn’t know what to do with,” Det. Jeremy Duran said. “The pills we collected filled a container that was a foot and a half tall by a foot deep and a foot wide.”

  • Wheeler wraps up council career

    In 2002, Mike Wheeler entered the race for Los Alamos County Council without any glowing aspirations or huge ambitions.
    Wheeler’s career as a councilor may have had a modest beginning, but as it draws to a close, this career holds great significance for him.
    Wheeler said he became involved in the 2002 elections as result of being active in the Democratic Party. The chairman called to ask if he would consider running because he thought Wheeler would be “electable.”

  • Exercise caution when walking pets

    The Los Alamos County Animal Control Division wants to make sure residents and their pets are safe when using the county’s trails system.
    Charles Lujan of the Animal Control Division said there have been reports of coyote attacks on dogs recently and wants to warn residents about the potential danger.
    “Coyotes are hunting and they’re teaching their young how to hunt,” Lujan said. “When people are walking, we’d like them to use caution and keep their pets on a leash.”