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Today's News

  • Obama facing tough sell in own party on tax deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal, President Barack Obama is pressuring fellow Democrats to vote for a bill accepted by many Republicans — legislation that would retain existing tax rates for the middle class and stretch the safety net for the jobless.

  • Hackers strike back to support WikiLeaks founder

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks supporters struck back Wednesday at perceived enemies of the site and its jailed founder Julian Assange, launching hack attacks against MasterCard, Swedish prosecutors, a Swedish lawyer and a Swiss group that froze Assange's bank account.

  • House Democrats' bill freezes most agency budgets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are promising to freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments while wrapping Congress' unfinished annual spending bills into a single catchall measure.

    The 423-page measure, unveiled in the wee hours Wednesday, would cap the agencies' operating budgets at $1.2 trillion, the level of the budget year that ended in September. That's about 4 percent less than President Barack Obama asked for.

  • Elizabeth Edwards' legacy: toughness amid tragedy

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A son dying young. A six-year battle with cancer. A humiliating betrayal.

    Americans knew Elizabeth Edwards in large part through her tragedies, but more importantly, they knew her for the vitality and determination she showed through them. Her cancer incurable and her former-presidential-candidate husband mired in a paternity scandal, she did not shrink from public life but shared her story and advocated for health-care reform.

  • Basketball: Lobos outlast Aggies, Kirk scores 7 points and grabs 6 rebounds

    LAS CRUCES — Just as predicted, the Rio Grande Rivalry between the Lobos and the Aggies was a wild and thrilling one with the Lobos coming out victorious, topping the Aggies 84-78 in overtime at the Pan American Center Saturday night.
    UNM improved to 6-1 overall, while NMSU dropped to 2-6.
    This was the fourth straight win and second on the road for a young Lobo team. Head coach Steve Alford has been very pleased with the way his green players have responded to the recent challenges.

  • Football: Artesia tops Aztec for AAAA title, Lovington & Mayfield win

    The Artesia Bulldogs added another notch to their record with a big win over the Aztec Tigers in Saturday’s Class AAAA state championship football game.
    The Bulldogs knocked off the Tigers 45-34 in the state title game played in Artesia.
    The state championship victory was the 27th in the history of Artesia football since 1957.
    Artesia won its sixth state title since 2000, when the five-classification system was introduced in New Mexico.

  • Police Beat 12-07-10

    Items in Police Beat 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.
     
    Nov. 24
     
    12:03 p.m. – John Pacheco, 28, of Española was arrested by New Mexico State Police on a probation violation warrant from Los Alamos Municipal Court.
     
    9:08 p.m. – Stephen Behringer, 20, of Los Alamos was arrested on Arkansas Street on an outstanding warrant from Los Alamos Municipal Court.

  • LANB hosts rootin' tootin' gala

    Cowboys strutted in big boots and blue jeans and painted ladies sashayed in racy red dresses and silky black hose at Friday’s “Round-up Rendezvous” fundraiser for United Way of Northern New Mexico.
    Modeled after Santa Fe’s Buckaroo Ball, Danette Clark of Los Alamos National Bank chaired the committee that brought the first “fancy western-styled gala” to Fuller Lodge.

  • County council gets ready for a new year

    The Los Alamos County Council took stock of the present and began preparing for the future during a strategic planning session held Friday and Saturday in the Los Alamos Research Park.
    Council Chair Mike Wismer said that Friday was spent talking about the governance model and what the relationship between the council and the administrator should be. He added the council also discussed key issues that the council will face in the upcoming year.

  • Lighting up for the holidays

    Ashley Pond glows with holiday tradition following Saturday’s Parade of Lights along Central Avenue. The Elks Club Float won first place,  the Department of Public Utilities and County Transit Department’s Polar Express Float garnered second and floats from Los Alamos Medical Center and ZIA Credit Union tied for third place honors. See more parade photos in the Seen @ the Scene section of Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor.