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Today's News

  • Eagles land biggest free agent prize--video extra

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one big move after another over two wild days, the Philadelphia Eagles became strong favorites to reach the Super Bowl.

    Trading Kevin Kolb was expected. Signing Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin was no surprise. Even getting two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Vince Young to back up Michael Vick hardly turned heads.

    But the stunner came when the defending NFC East champions swooped in from nowhere and landed Nnamdi Asomugha, the biggest prize on the NFL's free-agent market.

    The two-time All-Pro cornerback was seemingly headed elsewhere — the New York Jets courted him aggressively — before the Eagles quietly moved in and signed him to a $60 million, five-year deal on Friday.

  • Bush to be in NYC to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include two presidents and a chance for victims' families to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

    President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including former President George W. Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said.

  • Tropical system leaves little rain in dry Texas

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The storm that many had hoped would bring some relief to parched areas of South Texas passed Saturday after dropping less than an inch of rain — good news only for the cotton farmers who were ready to resume their harvest.

    The National Hurricane Center said its 4 a.m. CDT advisory on what was once known as Tropical Storm Don would be its last as the remnants passed into northern Mexico. Don had failed to live up to even low expectations by tropical storm standards and was downgraded earlier to a tropical depression.

    "There's really not much left of it," said Barry Goldsmith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Brownsville. "It's a done deal."

  • Valles Caldera to open Saturday

    Summer recreation returns to the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP) at 8:00 am tomorrow more than a month after the Las Conchas Fire suspended all activities on the Preserve. The Santa Fe National Forest will ease fire restrictions for the Preserve and the surrounding Jemez Mountains, which were under Stage III restrictions since June 24th. Effective tomorrow the new Stage I restrictions will limit some activities such as campfires and smoking because rainfall has yet to compensate for the effects of the drought. All areas burned in the La Conchas Fire will remain closed.

  • Topes Notes: 07-29-11

    Eveland blanks Omaha
    Albuquerque starting pitcher Dana Eveland threw a complete game shutout as the Isotopes blanked the Omaha Storm Chasers 2-0 Thursday.
    Eveland (11-5) gave up just three hits and struck out six in the contest while walking just one.
       He outpitched Omaha’s Luis Mendoza (7-4), who was nearly as effective, allowing just four hits and no earned runs through 6-1/3 innings.
    The only runs of the game came in the top of the fifth. The Isotopes put the first two men on base via a walk and an error. Later in the inning, after one run had scored, Ivan De Jesus doubled to left field to drive in AJ Ellis.
     

  • Jablin finishes as top predictor

    Michael Jablin was the closest predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    Jablin finished just four seconds off his predicted finish time Tuesday night. Tuesday’s Pace Race was held on Mesa Trail starting at East Park.
    Following Jablin, other top predictors included Nathan Romero, who was 14 seconds off and Eric Burnside, who was 43 seconds off.
    At Tuesday’s race, three of the four top finishers were 10 years old or younger.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Pagosa Springs, Colo. and Dalton Ranch, Colo.

    Pagosa Springs Golf Club
    Monday

    First flight

    First low gross
    Dean Boice, Alamosa, Colo., and Flo Gonzales, Terrero, Colo., 67.

    Second low gross
    Malcolm Rodger, Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Jerry McKee, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 69.

    First low net
    Ronne Mercer, Albuquerque, and Maurice Bonal, Santa Fe, 67.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Phil Allen, Gallup, and Ken Bailey, Pagosa Springs, 74.

    Second low gross

  • Motorcyclist still critical after crash on NM 502
  • Six schools fail to make AYP

    For the third straight year, Los Alamos Public Schools have come up short in the effort to make adequate yearly progress. Of the seven schools in the district, only one — Chamisa Elementary — met the standards set forth by the federal school rating system.

    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said that even though the majority of schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards, the schools are the best in the state when it comes to reading and math.

    “Each year the target gets higher,” Assistant Superintendent Paula Dean said. She said each subgroup in a school (which includes male, female, Hispanic and Caucasian students as well as others) has to meet AYP standards, otherwise the entire school will fail.

  • High tech interns learn sustainability

    On Thursday morning, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) student interns gathered at the San Ildefonso Visitor Center, where they met Tribal Council member and Farm Mentor Timothy Martinez.

    The visit to San Ildefonso is one of several field trips for the LANL Student Sustainability Challenge, which is exploring issues like food security with this year’s  theme of “Sustainability is National Security.”