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Today's News

  • Chrysler, UAW agree on new contract

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group LLC and the United Auto Workers negotiators agreed on a new four-year contract early Wednesday that creates 2,100 new jobs.

    Chrysler also will invest $4.5 billion in its plants under the deal, which covers 26,000 U.S. workers.

    "This agreement is the latest in a remarkable turnaround for Chrysler," UAW Vice President General Holiefield said in a statement. This is the first contract agreement reached since Chrysler's government bailout and bankruptcy two years ago, and the first since Chrysler has been managed by Italian automaker Fiat SpA.

    The agreement must still be ratified by Chrysler's workers.

  • US aims to punish Iran for Saudi envoy plot--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration plans to leverage charges that Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States into a new global campaign to isolate the Islamic republic.

    U.S. officials say the administration will lobby for the imposition of new international sanctions as well as for individual nations to expand their own penalties against Iran based on allegations that Iranian agents tried to recruit a purported member of a Mexican drug cartel to kill the Saudi envoy on American soil.

  • Christie backs Romney for GOP presidential nod

    LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who spurned repeated calls to run for president himself — endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, sending a signal to the skeptical GOP establishment to fall in line behind the former Massachusetts governor.

    "I'm here in New Hampshire for one simple reason: America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's the man to lead America and we need him now," Christie said, standing alongside Romney.

  • Remembering Peter Benson

    I write this column with a very heavy heart this week. On Sunday, I learned that Search Institute leader Dr. Peter Benson passed away after a battle with colon cancer.
    Benson was essentially the leader of the band, but feel free to insert the description of your choice: the front man, choir director, chairman of the board, or the coach.
    The “coach” is probably the best description because he is known for saying, “If you’re breathing, you’re on the team.”
    I had seen Benson numerous times at asset conferences in Minnesota, New York and Ohio. After one particular conference where we spent a lot of time talking about sparks, I decided to write him a letter.

  • Be There 10-11-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner group will host the final amateur radio exam session of the year at 6:30 p.m. in the “old fire barn,” 4017 Arkansas. There will be testing for all classes of license. Those who wish to take the initial test for a technician class license will need a picture ID and two other forms of ID and a test fee of $15, cash or check (made out to ARRL VEC). Those who wish to upgrade to a higher-class license will need a picture ID and two other forms of ID, the original license and a copy or a valid certificate of successful completion of exam, plus the $15 exam fee. For more information, contact Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or  boedeker@cybermesa.com.

  • Police Beat 10-11-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Sept. 29

    12:15 p.m. – A 38-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she is the victim of fraudulent use of her credit card on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is $300.

    9:39 p.m. – Jose Rangel, 23, of Santa Cruz was charged with possession of marijuana at 196 Meadow Lane and issued a citation to appear in court.

    9:41 p.m. – Bradley Hughes, 27, of Los Alamos was charged with possession of marijuana at 196 Meadow Lane and issued a citation to appear in court.
    Sept. 30

  • CRC to vote on role of sheriff's office tonight

    Due to the Columbus Day holiday, the Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 tonight in the Pajarito Cliffs Site Conference Room in Building #1 just north of Entrada Business Park and DeColores on N.M. 502.
    The first topic of discussion is the section of the county’s charter pertaining to the Office of the Sheriff. The CRC will be voting on recommendations about possible changes.
    This topic was previously discussed at Charter Review Committee meetings on July 7 and Sept. 7. The CRC will then discuss and vote on recommendations regarding the Office of the Clerk and Office of the Assessor.

  • Educating teachers

    More than 1,500 educators attended a lecture by Dr. Robert Marzano who presented,  “The Art & Science of Teaching – The Highly Engaged Classroom,”at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Conference Center Friday. The lecture was sponsored by the LANL Foundation. Marzano provided participants with an in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement, so that every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm, not the exception.

  • Deer in the Road

    Deer cross the road on N.M. 4 near the West Jemez Road intersection Saturday.

  • Update 10-11-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 tonight for a special session in council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. , Oct. 18 in the chamber conference room.

    PEEC Talk

    Nate McDowell of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research Lab, will give a talk on the “Effects of Climate on Plants,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. The talk is free.

    Bond issue