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Today's News

  • Stocks flat as GDP growth falls below forecasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes on Wall Street were flat Wednesday after a report showed that the U.S. economy did not grow as fast as analysts predicted.

    The Commerce Department said the country's gross domestic product rose at an annual rate of 2.6 percent between July and September, a small increase from its earlier estimate of 2.5 percent. Analysts expected the number to rise to 2.8 percent.

  • BioPark Zoo loses beloved rhinoceros

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo says a 44-year-old rhinoceros has been euthanized.

    Zoo officials say the rhino, named Sally, has been receiving treatment for a variety of age-related problems by veterinarians in recent years and her quality of life dropped over the past year.

    Senior zookeeper Catalina Parker, who has cared for the rhinoceros for more than 13 years, says it was the hardest thing to do but it is best for Sally.

  • Vigilantism discouraged in Philly strangler search

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A serial killer who police say sexually assaulted and strangled three women, and possibly attacked three others, in a neighborhood rife with drugs and prostitution might want to hope that authorities find him before the neighbors do.

    Residents of Kensington, who once severely beat a suspected rapist based on a police photo, have posted hundreds of comments and theories about the case on a Facebook page titled "Catch the Kensington Strangler, before he catches someone you love."

  • Martinez picks reformer as public education head

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has made her pick for New Mexico's next public education secretary — a woman who led school reforms in Florida.

    Under former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Hanna Skandera implemented reforms at middle schools and high schools aimed at improving accountability and giving incentives for high academic performance while ending social promotions. Martinez said reading scores in Florida schools went up dramatically.

  • Keep on marketing

    Marketing is essential to the growth and success of any business, yet it seems to be the first part of the operating budget that managers slash when revenues dwindle and the economy gets unpredictable. Understanding and appreciating the role of marketing can prevent business owners from making the mistake of viewing this type of outreach as a dispensable luxury.
    Whether you conduct business in a small, rural area or the global market, some principles are universal:

  • Size does matter when talking about departments

    The New Mexico Economic Development Department employs fewer than 100 people and has a pretty simple business model: promote economic development.

  • Be There 12-21-10

    Friday
    Skate to holiday music on the outdoor ice rink lit with the reflection of holiday lights under the starry night sky from 6-8 p.m. at the Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate at the Ice Rink. The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is located at 4475 West Road. Call 662-4500 for more information or e-mail larec@lacnm.us.

    The United Church of Los Alamos will hold a live nativity on the corner of Canyon and Central

  • Oh my gosh. Oh my GOSH. OH MY GOSH!

    Did you know that there’s a class action lawsuit by parents suing McDonald’s because their Happy Meals, which include toys, are addicting to their children?
    Today we’ll look at the negative and positive aspects of people and how you can make a difference.
    Hey folks, if your seven year old has the power over you and their “addiction” to Happy Meals has you driving to McDonald’s on demand, let me offer you some advice.

  • Pomeroy named top five teacher

    Symetra Financial recognized Whitney Pomeroy, an English teacher at Los Alamos High School, as a “Top Teacher” recently. Los Alamos High School Principal Sandra Warnock presented the award during Pomeroy’s School of Choice English class.
    In addition to the award, Pomeroy received a $1,000 donation from Symetra for classroom books and supplies. She was one of five teachers from across the nation selected by Symetra for this prestigious award. Symetra seeks to honor teachers who go above and beyond in preparing children for the future.

  • Track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

    For the 55th consecutive year, millions of people all over the world over will be able to keep tabs on Santa as he treks around the globe delivering presents to good girls and boys. And scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory are again part of the effort! Los Alamos trackers will use state-of-the-art technology to mark the course taken by Old St. Nick and his reindeer; visit http://santa.lanl.gov beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 24 to see his journey.