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Today's News

  • World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year

    NEW YORK (AP) — With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hoped for a better future Saturday, saying goodbye to a year of hurricanes, tsunamis and economic turmoil that many would rather forget.

    Revelers in Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, which jumped across the international dateline to be first to celebrate, welcomed 2012 with booming pyrotechnic displays. Fireworks soared and sparked over Moscow's Red Square, crowds on Paris' Champs-Elysees boulevard popped Champagne corks at midnight, and up to a million revelers were expected to jam New York's Times Square for the famed crystal-paneled ball drop.

  • Police: NM mother stabs son while high on meth

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a mother was high on meth when she stabbed her 8-year-old son early Friday.

    Albuquerque television station KRQE reports that police arrived at an apartment complex on the city's northwest side to find the boy at a neighbor's home. He was bleeding from his neck.

    The boy is in stable condition. His injuries aren't life threatening.

    Police say the mother, 31-year-old Liesha Henderson, told officers she had being doing methamphetamines earlier. Police described her as combative and "very out of it."

    Charges against Henderson are pending.

  • Trinity Site: An idea whose time has passed

    Redevelopment of the “Trinity Site” into a shopping center has been pursued since 2005.  

    Times, circumstances, and the proposed development have all changed since then.  

    It is time to abandon this approach. 

  • Predicting 2012

    Happy New Year. Let’s see how the crystal ball looks this year. 

    HMMM … it looks clearer. Maybe that is because we’ve had a year to get acquainted with the new state administration.

    Oh, I see Gov. Susana Martinez pushing her drivers license bill up another steep hill. Maybe she should wait until next year and hope she has a Republican legislature.

  • Ninety days and counting

    Another school semester came to a close. Students scurried about searching for ways to improve their grades at the last minute.  

    Teachers found themselves staring at piles of papers to review, a mountain of tests to grade, endless emails from concerned parents, and a finals schedule conveniently permuted by inclement weather.  

  • Sometimes hot tea and honey are fine

    The colder weather this time of year heralds the anticipation of things such as winter sports, planning for family get-togethers, kids counting the days to winter break and maybe stocking up on hot tea and honey for that inevitable, annoying sore throat. 

    As we enter this season it might be a good idea to have a clearer understanding of what a sore throat, or pharyngitis, actually is and when to be concerned enough to call for an appointment or just treat the symptoms at home.

  • Top 10 Topper contests of 2011

    Win or lose, the Los Alamos Hilltopper teams are usually fun to watch and 2011 was no exception.

    But the Hilltopper diamond squads made sure fans were paying attention. Los Alamos’ baseball and softball teams picked up a total of three nods on this year’s top sports contests.

  • Poetry corner

    “Oh what a life,
    the life of a teen.
    You’re too young and too
     ignorant
    to know anything.
    You can’t possibly know what
    love is.
    You don’t know how it feels.
    Your dreams are too big.
    You don’t know what is real.”
    But I see all the problems.
    I realize life’s hard.
    I love him to death
    and can’t see us apart.
    My dreams may be big
    but I’ll shoot for the stars
    and I’ll always have hope
    and strive to go far.
    “You act without thought,
    don’t consider consequence,
    doing things that seem
    stupid.
    You lack common sense.

  • Engagement: Arnpriester-Simmonds

     

       

      

  • 01-01-12 Word on the Street