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Today's News

  • Week 4 results from Duke City Soccer League play

    Here are the results for Los Alamos-area teams competing in the Duke City Soccer League last week:

    In girls competition, the U11 Hotshots earned a 2-1 decision over the Rio Vista Blackhawks. Goals were scored by Marie Lee off an assist from Alissia Hagenstadt and by Hagenstadt following a shot by Amy Littleton that was deflected to Lee for the assist.
    The Hotshots’ defensive effort was led by Shelly Doyle, Alyssa Parker, Leah Wolfsburg and Anna Rose Matuszak. Good ball distribution from Anna Lemke and Littleton was also key in the win.
    The U14 Kixx99 played a doubleheader this week. Albuquerque United 99 put in two late goals and Kixx99 was not able to answer in the first game. In the second game, Kixx99 topped Durango, Colo. 4-2.

  • Topes Notes 04-06-12

    The Albuquerque Isotopes couldn't hang on to an early three-run lead in their season opening contest Thursday.

    The Omaha Storm Chasers scored four runs in the seventh to take the lead and never looked back as they downed the Isotopes 8-4 at Werner Park.

    Thursday's game was the first of eight on the road for Albuquerque to start the 2012 season. Its home opener is set for April 13.

    Albuquerque left 14 runners on base through the first six innings and only scored one run after the fourth inning. Albuquerque had eight hits in the contest and drew a whopping 10 walks but went just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

  • Fishing Report 04-06-12

    Catches of the week

     

    San Juan River: March 24, Tia Hernandez of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch brown trout. She was fishing below Cottonwood campgrounds and using a worm.

    Navajo Lake: March 31, Donna Herrera of Farmington caught a 9.50-pound northern pike. She was using a tube. Mike Kitts of Farmington caught a 9.65-pound northern pike. He was using a reaction bait. Mike Tafoya of La Plata caught a 4.62-pound largemouth bass. Johnny Johnson of Farmington caught a 4.96-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a reaction bait. April 1, Dalton King of Aztec caught a 3.96-pound largemouth on a jerk bait and two northern pike about 9 pounds each on spinner baits.

     

  • A peep of a cottontail

    There’s an old joke about a farm boy who sneaks into the chicken coop one night and paints all the eggs different bright colors.
     The next morning when the rooster walks in, he sees all the colored eggs.  The rooster promptly storms outside the coop and kills the peacock.
    Easter is a fascinating holiday, full of tradition, folklore and calories.  Despite its religious significance, its history is entrenched in myth and ritual, the most prominent of course being a Harvey-like rabbit that sneaks into your house at night to leave chocolate and eggs for your kids.  
    Kind of like that creepy old guy up north who knows when they’re sleeping, knows when they’re awake.

  • Can’t pay your taxes?

    If you’re worried you won’t be able to pay your income taxes by this year’s April 17 filing date, don’t panic; but don’t ignore the deadline and certainly don’t wait for the IRS to reach out to you first. Acting quickly not only gives you more repayment options, it can also significantly lower penalties you might owe the government.
    By not filing your 2011 federal tax return or asking for an extension by April 17, 2012, the penalty on any taxes you owe increases dramatically  –  usually an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month you’re late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent. But file your return/extension on time and the penalty drops tenfold to 0.5 percent.

  • Church Listings 04-06-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • Self-defense as explained in the Bible

    ”I know about Bible verses that teach forgiveness, loving enemies, trusting God and not killing another human, etc. But is there a biblical justification for self-defense when your home and family are threatened?”—Robert

    There are several ways to approach this question:
    The “natural theologian” would claim that in nature, the instinct of all animals is to protect the nest and the young.
    One deduces from this fact that self-defense is hard-wired into our existence.  This “instinct” is consistent with a biblical faith that places a high value on home and family.

  • 2nd round under way at blustery Augusta

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Lee Westwood might be wondering if he's contending for a green jacket or the claret jug.

    In search of his first major title, Westwood bundled up in long sleeves and returned to the course Friday at the Masters — a day that felt more like a British Open.

    He started his day with five pars to stay in the lead after being greeted by blustery winds and temperatures in the 50s — about a 25-degree contrast to opening day when he shot 5-under-par 67 to take a one-shot advantage over Louis Oosthuizen and Peter Hanson.

  • US hiring slows amid uncertainty about economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy's growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work.

    The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added 120,000 jobs in March, down from more than 200,000 in each of the previous three months.

    The unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent. The rate has dropped nearly a full percentage point since August and is now at its lowest level since January 2009.

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