Today's News

  • Hawks at Home

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks boys track and field team hosted a home meet Tuesday at Sullivan Field.

  • Topes Notes 04-11-12

    Fields’ homer wins it in ninth

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  • LA boys trump Taos on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team picked up a solid win over the Taos Tigers Tuesday on the road.
    Los Alamos won five of the six singles matches to coast to a 7-2 victory at Taos.
    The Hilltoppers and Tigers were District 2-4A rivals until last season and had invariably finished 1-2 in district since 2000. Taos now competes in District 2-A-3A.
    Stephen Townsley at No. 1 singles, came up big again, sweeping Erik Christian 6-0, 6-2. Nos. 3-6 singles, Paul Graham, Dalton Smith, Steven McCrory and Forrest White were all winners as well, with Smith, McCrory and White all winning in straight sets.

  • Cancer therapy gets a boost from new isotope -- VIDEO extra

    A new medical isotope project at Los Alamos National Laboratory shows promise for rapidly producing major quantities of a new cancer-treatment agent, actinium 225 (Ac-225).

    Using proton beams, Los Alamos and its partner Brookhaven National Laboratory could match current annual worldwide production of the isotope in just a few days, solving critical shortages of this therapeutic isotope that attacks cancer cells. A collaboration between Los Alamos, Brookhaven, and Oak Ridge national laboratories is developing a plan for full-scale production and stable supply of Ac-225.

  • Sports Update 04-11-12

    LAHS baseball waffle breakfast is Saturday
    The Hilltopper baseball program will hold a waffle breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Masonic Lodge on 15th Street.
    Breakfast will be from 7:30-10 a.m. Price is $6 per person. The menu includes waffles, eggs, sausage, bacon and beverage.
    Proceeds will go to purchase equipment for the program and cover travel expenses.

    LA’s rugby teams host Eldorado Friday
    The Los Alamos boys and girls rugby clubs will host matches Friday night at Sullivan Field.
    Both teams will play Eldorado. The Los Alamos girls match will play at 6:15 p.m. and the boys match will start at 7 p.m.
    Admission to both games is free.

  • Tsunami watch lifted in most of Indian Ocean--Video Extra

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean has been lifted hours after two powerful earthquakes hit off Indonesia's western coast.

    The 8.6- and 8.2-magnitude earthquakes triggered panic Wednesday afternoon. Residents in coastal cities fled to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii lifted a tsunami watch for most areas of the Indian Ocean about four hours after the first quake. It was still in effect for Indonesia, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and the island territory of Diego Garcia.

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  • Bobby Petrino fired at Arkansas after 4 seasons

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday, saying he engaged in reckless behavior that included hiring his mistress and then intentionally misleading his bosses about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.

    "He made the decision to mislead the public, (and it) adversely affected the university and the football program," athletic director Jeff Long said at an evening news conference, choking up at one point as he discussed telling players the news. There was a "pattern of misleading and manipulative behavior to deceive me."

  • Conn. boy, 5, takes 50 packets of heroin to show-and-tell

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy found dozens of bags of heroin inside a jacket he had taken to school and showed them to his kindergarten classmates, the school superintendent said Tuesday.

    Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas said he believes the boy took his stepfather's jacket to school on Monday without knowing the drugs were inside it.

    "Children bring to school what they find at home," he said.