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Today's News

  • Rugby: LA team clinches state title Sunday

    The Los Alamos girls rugby team earned the New Mexico High School State Championship last weekend.
    The championship tournament was played Saturday and Sunday at the Municipal Recreation Complex in Santa Fe.
    In the final, Los Alamos topped Albuquerque’s Hermanitas 34-0. Carlin Morris, Jodi Cull-Host and Orli Shlachter scored tries during the championship match for Los Alamos.
    “We have had a long season, but hard work, determination and devotion to the sport has paid off,” Los Alamos coach John Morris said to his team following the win. “I watched so many of you place your fears behind you and embrace the game that it was hard for me to restrain my enthusiasm as the weekend played out.”

  • Cycling: Racer says Armstrong was dirty

    Tyler Hamilton joined Floyd Landis on the list of cyclists who once worked for Lance Armstrong but now say the seven-time Tour de France winner used performance-enhancing drugs.
    In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Hamilton admitted that he doped and said Armstrong did, as well — using the blood booster EPO in the 1999 Tour and before the race in 2000 and 2001. Armstrong’s string of seven straight wins lasted from 1999-2005.
    “I saw (EPO) in his refrigerator. ... I saw him inject it more than one time, like we all did. Like I did, many, many times,” Hamilton said in the “60 Minutes” interview that was aired Thursday on the “CBS Evening News.”

  • State Notes 05-20-11

    Lobo XC to open 2011 with their home college, high school invite

  • Of gasoline and golf balls

    At the gas station, the customer tried to squeeze a few more drops into his tank and in doing so, some gas spurted out onto the pavement. And a little onto his pants.
    He screwed the gas cap back on, patted down his pants, and then demonstrated why there should be a test given to people before letting them vote.  He lit up a cigarette.
    I readied my cell phone for video mode. You know, just in case the police asked about the ball of fire running down the road. Either that, or to make a few bucks by selling the video to CNN.
    Yeah, you guessed it. I’m talking once more about the epidemic of stupid in this country.

  • Poll: Prices at gas pump painful for 4 in 10 Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With gasoline prices hovering at $4 a gallon nationally, many Americans are making tough choices: scaling back summer vacations, driving less or ditching the car altogether. And high prices are hitting seniors harder than a month ago.

    An Associated Press-GfK poll shows the share of Americans who say increases in the price of gasoline will cause serious financial hardship for them or their family in the next six months now tops 4 in 10.

    Overall in the poll, 71 percent said rising prices will cause some hardship for them and their family, including 41 percent who called it a "serious" hardship. Just 29 percent said rising prices are not causing a negative impact on their finances.

  • Pawlenty to declare presidential run Monday

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a laid-back Midwestern Republican who governed a Democratic-leaning state, is running for president and will declare his candidacy on Monday in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa, an adviser told The Associated Press.

    The adviser, who disclosed the plans on the condition of anonymity in advance of next week's announcement, said Pawlenty will formally enter the race during a town hall-style event in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Top 10 Movies 05-19-11

    1.  “Thor,” weekend gross, $34.7 million
    2.  “Bridesmaids,”  weekend gross,
    $26.2 million
    3.  “Fast Five,” weekend gross,
    $20.4 million
    4.  “Priest,” $14.9 million
    5. “Rio,” weekend gross, $8.2 million
    6.  “Jumping the Broom,” weekend gross, $7  million
    7.   “Something Borrowed,” weekend gross, $6.8 million

    8.  “Water for Elephants,” weekend gross,
    $4.2 million

    9.  “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” weekend gross, $2.2 million

    10.  “Soul Surfer,” weekend gross,

  • Out and about 05-19-11

    Art openings

    Colette Campbell-Jones will display, “Stories From Underground,” visual reconstructions of oral histories from the coal miners in South Wales. The exhibit will run through July 30 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. June 3.

    Jennifer J.L. Jones will exhibit, “Serenata,” new paintings at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. May 27. The exhibit continues through June 12.

    Art shows

  • LA Happenings 05-19-11

    Music

    The Jan McDonald Jazz Trio will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. June 4 at the Blue Window Bistro. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 05-19-11

    1.  Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    2. E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

    3.  The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga

    4. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    5. Just Can’t Get Enough, The Black Eyed Peas

    6.   On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

    7.  The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars

    8.  Till the World Ends, Britney Spears
    9.  Look At Me Now, Chris Brown
    featuring LilWayne and Busta Rhymes
    10.  Down On Me, Jeremih featuring 50 Cent