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Today's News

  • Bible Answers 10-01-10

    “I read recently that religion is bad for society. The author claimed that religion, especially Christianity, only serves to hamper progress in ethics, education and science. Any comments?”— Lisa

  • Something happens and I'm head over heels

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer player Nicholas Castaño goes upside down as he attempts a flip throw-in during Thursday’s game at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos took on the Piedra Vista Panthers in an important Class AAAA contest.

  • Boys soccer: ´Toppers pick up big shutout victory at home

    With things getting nearly out of control in the second half, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team managed to keep its composure and cruise to a solid win.
    The visiting Piedra Vista Panthers were slapped with three hard red cards in an eight-minute span Thursday, two for blatantly aggressive play and the other for misconduct, as the team imploded.
    There was more than a little bit of hard feelings, but the Hilltoppers managed to keep the cooler heads despite the overly-aggressive – and in a couple of cases, downright dirty play – by the Panthers.

  • Running: Pedicini is tops at pace race

    Georgia Pedicini was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.
    The pace race was Tuesday held at Kinnikinnik Park. In all, 16 runners and walkers took part this week.
    Pedicini missed her predicted finish time by an adjusted margin of 51 seconds on the 1-mile course, topping runner-up Tom Sandford, who was off by 55 seconds on the 3-mile course.
    The fastest 1-mile time was posted by Jackie Marr, who clocked in at 13 minutes, 43 seconds. Bob Weeks was the fastest male on the short course with his time of 14:24.

  • The Nine Circles of Stupidity

    I’ve always admired Albert Einstein, but not just for his development of special and general relativity.  
    Sure, those are pretty nifty theories and make for fun reading when nothing is on TV, but what I really like about Albie was how easily he was able to summarize important social issues.
    His assessment of intelligence said it all: “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

  • Mascheroni case delayed as lawyers await security clearance

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The case against a New Mexico physicist accused of trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is going on hold for at least six weeks as defense attorneys await security clearances needed to review classified documents.

    Prosecutors and defense lawyers discussed the delay during a status conference Friday with U.S. District Judge Bruce Black.

  • EPA official praises the state’s emission plan

    ALBUQUERQUE,  (AP) — A regional official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday commended Gov. Bill Richardson and the New Mexico Environment Department for trying to establish a greenhouse gas emissions cap and trade program.
    Dallas-based EPA regional administrator Al Armendariz sent a letter to the governor, praising the state for pushing forward to reduce emissions by 15 percent within 10 years, despite other parties questioning the necessity of curbing the pollution being blamed for climate change.

  • Pair of NATO convoys attacked in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants in Pakistan launched two separate attacks Friday on vehicles carrying fuel for NATO and American forces in Afghanistan, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.

    A truck driver and his assistant were burned alive in the second attack on a single tanker in the parking lot of a restaurant in southeastern Baluchistan province, said police officer Mohammad Azam. He said "anti-state elements" were behind the attack.

  • Golf: Europe leads early as heavy rains halt Ryder Cup

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Workers scurried around the greens with squeegees, furiously pushing the water away before every putt. Players sloshed down soaked fairways, desperately searching for a spot to hit from that was somewhat dry. The Americans couldn't even stay dry in their gaudy rainsuits.

    Finally, there was no way to go on.

    The Ryder Cup was halted in the middle of the fourball matches Friday morning because of heavy rain that turned Celtic Manor into a water-logged mess.

  • White House chief of staff: Emanuel out, Rouse in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. The job Emanuel wants now is mayor of Chicago, where his next fierce political fight awaits.