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Today's News

  • Veterans say rape cases mishandled

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen U.S. veterans who say they were raped or assaulted by comrades filed a class-action suit in federal court Tuesday attempting to force the Pentagon to change how it handles such cases.

    The current and former service members — 15 women and two men — describe circumstances in which servicemen allegedly got away with rape and other sexual abuse while their victims were ordered to continue to serve with them.

  • Bahrain protesters urge more pressure on rulers

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Protesters demanding sweeping political reforms from Bahrain's rulers held their ground Wednesday in an Egypt-style occupation of the capital's landmark square, staging a third day of demonstrations that have brought unprecedented pressure in one of Washington's most strategic allies in the Gulf.

  • Borders files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bookseller Borders, which helped pioneer superstores that put countless mom-and-pop bookshops out of business, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, sunk by crushing debt and sluggishness in adapting to a rapidly changing industry.

    The 40-year-old company plans to close about 200 of its 642 stores over the next few weeks. All of the stores closed will be superstores, Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis said. The company also operates smaller Waldenbooks and Borders Express stores.

  • Legislation seeks to ease penalties for alcohol to minors

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A House committee has approved a measure that would lessen the penalty for someone who sells or serves alcoholic beverages to a minor.

    The bill by Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas, an Albuquerque Democrat, would make it a misdemeanor — rather than a fourth-degree felony — to serve alcohol to someone under age 21.

    A first offense could be punished by up to six months in jail and a $500 fine. Currently, a felony conviction could mean 18 months in prison.

  • Tuesday afternoon rollover snarls NM 502 at rush hour

     NM 502 was closed for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon right around rush hour when a car rolled over into a ditch heading eastbound.

    The road was closed between 4:30 and 5 p.m., said Los Alamos Police Department Sgt. James Martinez. The driver was taken by helicopter to a hospital, Martinez said.

    Three Los Alamos County police and fire units were on the scene as well as the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.

  • Be There 02-15-11

    Today
    What’s That Bird in My Backyard? A class for beginning bird identification with local expert Dave Yeamans, using lots of photos from his backyard, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. The cost is $10 individual/$20 family, PEEC member discount. Register at 662-0460 or PajaritoEEC.org. Learn how to join the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count weekend.
    Wednesday

  • Protect yourself from identity theft

    The risks for identity theft are everywhere. Mail, computers, credit cards, even trash all present opportunities for criminals to gain access to personal information. To prevent identity theft, people must constantly be aware of the ways that criminals use to gain access to personal, identifying information.
    The Los Alamos Council of the Extension Association of New Mexico in conjunction with the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization are sponsoring a program on learning how to recognize the most common scams and how to protect identity.  

  • Community annoucements 02-15-11

    Mexico Mission

    Items are currently being accepted for the Mexico Mission Auction, March 6. The auction will raise funds to build homes during spring break. To donate items call 662-2971. The auction will be March 6 at the United Church. A silent auction will be from 2-3 p.m., with a live auction at 3 p.m. Donations can be made through Feb. 27. The United Church is located at 2525 Canyon Road.

    D’Souza to speak
    at United Church

  • Thank you 02-15-11

    Thank you to local
    pediatrician Dr. Tom
     
    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk Cheerleaders have just completed their season for 2010 and 2011.
    The team cheered at every one of the Hawk home football games, the complete seventh and eighth grade girl’s and boy’s basketball seasons, home wresting meets, and girl’s volleyball.

  • Former Marine talks about Iwo Jima

    “The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat. By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.”