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Today's News

  • ‘Tyranny of the majority?’

    A question:
    After reading the Los Alamos Monitor coverage of Council’s  approval of charter review actions, I was struck by the phrase put forward “the tyranny of the majority.”
    What could this mean?
    I thought that representatives and those desiring to be representatives were there to represent the people of the community.
    Could it mean instead they favor the assumed “wisdom” of their own or colleagues is what really matters?
    Sounds like an election issue.
    Robert A. Nunz
    Los Alamos

  • Sports Schedule March 26-31

    Today

    Baseball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Friday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Tebow introduced in Big Apple

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Tim Tebow got his first New York close-up Monday.

    And he handled it all with the same cool approach — smiling, polite, composed — that has won over so many football fans around the country.

    Speaking at news conference in the Jets' field house, because the media crush so great the session couldn't be held in the team's normal press room, the headline-grabbing New York backup QB went out of his way to play down any conflict between himself and starter Mark Sanchez.

  • Sports Update 03-27-12

     

    Pace Race season starts April 3

    The Atomic City Roadrunners running club will open its 2012 Pace Race season April 3.
    The Roadrunners’ first race of the season will be at Canyon Rim Trail. Race time is 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners races every Tuesday during Daylight Savings Time. Participants in the club’s weekly Pace Races predict their finishing times on the 1- and 3-mile courses. Race winners are those who come closest to their predicted times.
    Season dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Members contribute $.50 per race and non-members $1.50 per race.
    For more information, contact Ted Williams at 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, www.atomicrunners.com.

  • LA girls take second place at Carlsbad, Townsley wins

    Los Alamos’ Stephen Townsley was the winner at No. 1 singles in this weekend’s Carlsbad Invitational.
    Townsley, a senior for the Hilltoppers, knocked out Carlsbad’s Cody Watt in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0 to win the top singles flight title.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls teams took part in this weekend’s tournament, hosted by the Carlsbad Cavemen. The Hilltopper girls finished as the runner-up in team competition behind El Paso (Texas) Burgess.

  • Albuquerque activists seek federal probe of police

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico activists have ramped up their call for a Justice Department probe into Albuquerque police after officers shot and killed two men last week, bringing the total of such shootings to 18 in just over two years.

    They aren't alone in demanding federal investigations into local authorities in the wake of recent high-profile police shootings.

    Civil rights activists in several cities across the nation — from Las Vegas to Omaha, Neb. — also have called for U.S. Department of Justice intervention, saying local police are using excessive and deadly force far too often.

  • 557 employees to leave LANL as part as voluntary separation program

     

    Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced that 557 employees will leave the Lab as part of a voluntary separation program announced last month. The employees come from nearly all Lab functions, excluding certain essential areas.

    “I would like to thank each and every employee who volunteered for the program,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan. “Some of them devoted their entire careers to serving the nation during a truly historic time for the country and the Lab. They set the example that we will continue to follow.”

  • South Korea warns it may shoot down North Korea rocket

     

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul warned Monday that it might shoot down a North Korean rocket if it strays into South Korean territory, as worries about what Washington calls a long-range missile test overshadowed an international nuclear security summit.

  • Authorities investigate Chimayo blaze

     

  • 7.1 earthquake hits Chile

     

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile Sunday night, the strongest and longest that many people said they had felt since a huge quake devastated the area two years ago. Some people were injured by falling ceiling material, but there were no reports of major damage or deaths due to quake-related accidents.