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Today's News

  • Community announcements 12-08-10

    Key Club collects donations

    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club.
    To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or anna
    carroll12@gmail.com.

  • Fans remember John Lennon 30 years after his death

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future.

    On the 30th anniversary of Lennon's murder outside his Manhattan apartment building, admirers played his music nearby at Strawberry Fields and placed flowers on a mosaic named for his song "Imagine."

  • Private company launches test spacecraft for NASA

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company launched a spacecraft Wednesday in a bold demonstration test for NASA that could lead to a space station supply run next year.

    The Falcon 9 rocket, owned by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., blasted into a clear, chilly morning sky, carrying a capsule named Dragon. The company, known as SpaceX, aimed to place the capsule in orbit and then bring it back to Earth three hours later.

  • 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.