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Today's News

  • Religion listings 12-17-10

    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

  • Bible Answers 12-17-10

    “Why is Jesus referred to as the ‘Alpha and Omega?’ These are Greek letters and He spoke Aramaic.” — Jack

    First, remember that Greek was the most widely spoken language of Jesus’ day in His part of the world. Because the writers of the New Testament wrote in Greek, they would have used the Greek letters regardless of how Jesus might have said the phrase in His native tongue.

  • House Roll Call: Bill to extend tax cuts

    The 277-148 roll call Friday by which the House passed a bill to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes, renew jobless benefits and cut Social Security taxes.

    A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the measure.

    Voting yes were 139 Democrats and 138 Republicans.

    Voting no were 112 Democrats and 36 Republicans.

    X denotes those not voting.

    There is 1 vacancy in the 435-member House.

     

  • Stocks drift down a day after hitting 2-year highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock trading opened quietly Friday, a day after major indexes hit two-year highs.

    In a sign the economy is improving, the Conference Board said its index leading economic indicators rose 1.1 percent in November. The index — which tracks data such as orders for new goods and materials — rose 0.5 percent in October.

  • Mullen: Taliban hideouts can be shut down

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that he thinks it is possible that the Pakistani military can shut down Taliban hideouts on its soil to prevent insurgents from moving back and forth across the long, porous border with Afghanistan.

  • Update on road conditions, closings

    Los Alamos National Laboratory announced on its emergency hotline that it will be closed today.

    A strong winter storm pushed through the area dumping approximately 8-10 inches of snow overnight.

    Light snow continues to fall this morning, but the storm system is moving out of the area and precipitation is expected to end by noon.

    As of 5:51 a.m., Los Alamos Public Schools is on a delay due to weather condition.

    All elementary and middle school classes will start two hours late and Los Alamos High School classes will start at 10 a.m.

  • Girls basketball: LA heads to Four Corners to take on two top AAAA teams

    This weekend could be a full one for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team. Players are planning on getting some Christmas shopping in, holding a Secret Santa session and maybe even catching a flick.
    Oh, and they’ll play some hoops as well.
    The Hilltoppers are set to embark on a four-day road trip to the Four Corners area, where they will play three District 1AAAA teams, including two of the top-rated teams in the state.

  • Basketball: Topper girls fall out of top 10 in new NMHSCA rankings

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Kirtland Cent. (7)    88    1
    2. Roswell (2)        74    3

  • Sports Update 12-16-10

    Balog named All-State defensive back

    Hilltopper defensive back Kory Balog was named to the All-Class 4A second team for the 2010 season.

    Balog, who led Los Alamos in interceptions and was among the team leaders in tackles this season, was named to the second team secondary defense by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The all-state 4A selections were announced Wednesday.

    Balog, who was also the team's quarterback for the past two seasons, was the lone Hilltopper to earn All-State honors this year.

  • Tread carefully on film incentives

    A new study argues that New Mexico and 42 other states are wasting their money on film incentives.  
    “In the harsh light of reality, film subsidies offer little bang for the buck,” writes Robert Tannenwald, of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
    I give the study a thumbs-down for its biases and mistaken assumptions, but it’s another reminder that the incentive program isn’t well understood.