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Today's News

  • House panel set to deal with state budget

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A House committee is putting the finishing touches on a blueprint for spending more than $5 billion next year on public education and government programs.

    The House Appropriations and Finance Committee plans Friday to consider a budget proposal for the fiscal year starting in July and supplemental money for health care and other programs this year.

    The committee's preliminary budget calls for spending almost $2.4 billion in 2012 on public education, a reduction of nearly 2 percent from this year.

  • Rep. Wallace discharged from hospital in Santa Fe

    Longtime Los Alamos resident Rep. Jeannette Wallace was discharged from Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe this morning following a night spent in the intensive care unit.

  • Police say 5 people killed in Denver area multi-vehicle crash

    THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — An SUV careening through rush-hour traffic slammed into a car and went airborne, landing on top of a pickup truck and killing five people in suburban Denver, authorities said.

    Police in Thornton said four people were also injured in the three-vehicle crash shortly before 6 p.m. MST Thursday.

    "All five occupants (of the pickup) were pronounced dead at the scene," police spokesman Matt Barnes said.

  • Bahrain locked down after 5 protesters killed

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's leaders banned public gatherings and sent tanks into the streets Thursday, intensifying a crackdown that killed five anti-government protesters, wounded more than 200 and turned a hospital into a cauldron of anguish and rage against the monarchy.

  • Government shutdown? GOP, Democrats swap charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a deepening struggle over spending, Republicans and Democrats swapped charges Thursday over a possible government shutdown when money runs out March 4 for most federal agencies.

    "Read my lips: We're going to cut spending," declared House Speaker John Boehner. He pledged that the GOP-controlled House would refuse to approve even a short-term measure at current funding levels to keep the government operating.

  • Martinez targets social promotion of students

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and a bipartisan group of lawmakers want to stop promoting public school students to the next grade if they lack required basic skills.

    Martinez joined Republican and Democratic lawmakers at a news conference on Thursday in support of legislation to halt the practice of "social promotion."

  • Top 10 Movies 02-17-11

    1.  “Just Go With It,”
    $30.5 million
    2.  “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” weekend gross, $29.5 million
    3.  “Gnomeo and Juliet”
    weekend gross, $25.3 million
     4.  “The Eagle,” weekend gross, $8.6 million
    5. “The Roommate,”
    weekend gross, $8.1 million
    6.  “The King’s Speech,”
    weekend gross, $7.2 million
    7.   “No Strings Attached,” weekend gross, $5.8 million

  • LA Happenings 02-17-11

    Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites singers to join them in song. Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, their barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     

  • Out and about 02-17-11

    Talks

    Dr. Kelly Hays-Gilpin, Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University, will speak about the modern experience of women in archaeology at 6 p.m. Friday at History Museum Theater using the Washington Avenue entrance of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. Cost for members is $13, $16 for non members, plus service fees. Purchase tickets through the Lensic Box Office, 988-1234. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. For more information call the FOA hotline: 992-2715 ext. 8.

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 02-17-11

    1.  Black and Yellow, Whiz Khalifa
    2. Grenade, Bruno Mars
    3.  Firework, Katy Perry
    4. F**kin’ Perfect, P!nk
    5. I Need a Doctor, Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey
    6.  Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris and
    DJ Frank
    7.  Rocketeer, Far*East Movement featuring Ryan Tedder
    8. What’s My Name? Rihanna
    featuring Drake
    9.  Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor), Pitbull featuring T-Pain