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Today's News

  • Running: Boston Marathon training hampered by snow, ice

    BOSTON (AP) — Alex McKinney has dodged cars, hurdled snow banks, slipped on ice and splashed through slushy puddles while training for the Boston Marathon.

    Preparing for 26.2 miles is never easy, but this winter has been particularly trying for runners, who have had to deal with record snowfall in the Northeast.

    Before they can even think about challenging Heartbreak Hill, they've had to endure slippery sidewalks, icy inclines and frozen footpaths.

  • Shirtless lawmaker latest NY political scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Eric Massa and his tickle fights are so 2010. Eliot Spitzer? He's two governors ago. With the shirtless photo sent to a woman he was trying to woo online, Rep. Chris Lee is the latest in a string of New York politicians whose misdeeds have riveted national attention.

  • White House hands Congress housing finance dilemma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is laying out three broad options for overhauling the mortgage lending system, but will let Congress make the final decision.

    The Treasury Department says in a report released Friday that the government should withdraw its support for the mortgage market slowly, over five years or more. The report describes a path for winding down the troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • LANS board chair reaches out to employees in new director search

    Within the next couple of months, a search committee will convene at Los Alamos National Laboratory to hear from various constituencies and to determine the criteria that will used to evaluate candidates to become the lab's next director.

    Norman Pattiz, chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Board of Governors, made the announcement in a letter issued to LANL employees outlining the next steps in the search process.

  • This state is a mess

    You’ve got to hand it to Rep. Joseph Cervantes, Las Cruces Democrat. He pursues lonely quests, an admirable trait so long as he doesn’t go too far along the fantasy paths of Don Quixote, the protagonist of the first modern novel, written by a namesake, Miguel de Cervantes.
    But read Don Quixote (and I have). You will find that the good Don’s efforts, some addled, some not, pursued truth, justice and the American way, as Superman might put it.

  • Charter Review group seeking citizen input

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) is a group of county council-appointed citizens tasked to conduct a comprehensive review of the Los Alamos County Charter and provide options and recommendations to the council for potential changes.
    In the past year, the committee completed a review of the charter for “consistency and clarification” improvements that resulted in 11 recommendations to council, followed by approval of all by the citizens at the recent election.  

  • Out and about 02-10-11

    Art receptions

    “Art of Love,” featuring work by Nikki Bustos, Cruz Lopez and Toby Morfin opens Feb. 11. A reception will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Bond House Museum in Española.

  • Best Sellers 02-10-11

    1.  “The Secret Life of Bees,” Sue Monk Kidd
    2.  “Anathem,” Neal Stephenson
     3.  “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” Garth Stein
    4.  “The Constitution of the United States, The National Center for Constitutional Studies,” ed.
     5.  “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times,” Pema Chodron
    6.  “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” Jamie Ford
    7.   “Arsenals of Folly,”

  • Top 10 Movies 02-10-11

    1.  “The Roommate,”
    $15 million
    2.  “Sanctum,”
    weekend gross, $9.4 million
    3.  “No Strings Attached,”
    weekend gross, $8 million
     4.  “The King’s Speech,” weekend gross, $7.7 million
    5. “The Green Hornet,”
    weekend gross, $5.9 million
    6.  “The Rite,”
    weekend gross, $5.5 million
    7.   “The Mechanic,” weekend gross, $5.2 million

  • Out and about 02-03-11

    Art receptions

    “Art of Love,” featuring work by Nikki Bustos, Cruz Lopez and Toby Morfin opens Feb. 11. A reception will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Bond House Museum in Española.