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Today's News

  • Don’t be afraid to ask, 'where did you get that?'

    Please forgive me, but this week I’m leaping to boundaries and expectations after a few stories I’ve heard of lately.
    I’m looking for feedback from parents and caregivers for situations that have others throwing their hands up in frustration.
    Here’s the scenario: A teenage boy spends the night with friends and leaves his backpack behind the next morning. He returns to the same house later that afternoon, only to find his iPod gone.

  • LA resident to serve as state Republican Party treasurer

    Los Alamos resident and former Congressman, Bill Redmond was elected to serve as treasurer of the New Mexico Republican Party Saturday.

    Redmond represented the 3rd district in Congress from 1997 to 1999. The Chicago native is an ordained minister and has also taught at UNM-Los Alamos. Redmond will serve a two-year term that begins Dec. 5.

    The party's state central committee also elected former Hobbs mayor Monty Newman chairman of the party.

    Other officers elected at the meeting include:

  • Football: Union to players: Save pay, NFL lockout's coming

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL players' union has advised its members to prepare for a lockout it expects to come in March, telling players to save their last three game checks this year in case there is no season in 2011.

    In a letter to the players that was seen by The Associated Press, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said the union had an "internal deadline" for agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement.

  • Obama hails SKorea trade as victory for US workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday praised a newly sealed trade deal with South Korea as a landmark agreement that promises to boost the domestic auto industry and support tens of thousands of American jobs.

    "This agreement shows the U.S. is willing to lead and compete in the global economy," the president told reporters at the White House, calling it a triumph for American workers in fields from farming to aerospace.

  • Senate showdown may pave way for year-end tax deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed legislation Saturday to extend expiring tax cuts at all but the highest income levels in a political showdown that paradoxically clears a path for a compromise with the White House on steps to boost the economy.

    "We need to get this resolved and I'm confident we can do it," President Barack Obama said shortly after the near party-line votes. The public must have "the peace of mind that their taxes will not go up" on Jan. 1, he added.

  • Barela picked to lead NM economic development

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has introduced her nominee to lead the state Economic Development Department, and it's a familiar face.

    Albuquerque businessman Jon Barela was in the news a lot in recent months as he unsuccessfully sought the Albuquerque-area congressional seat. Barela lost in the general election to incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich.

    Barela opened his remarks Friday by saying when one door closes, another opens.

  • Bible Answers 12-03-10

    “I just read I Cor. 5:5. What did Paul mean when he said, ‘I have decided to deliver him over to Satan?’ ” — Jesse

    This sounds like a harsh judgment. Take note of the context: this letter is written to a young church experiencing numerous difficulties. In this instance, a man in the church is living in an unusually debauched situation (I Cor. 5:1). The church, instead of grieving over this, is particularly proud of its tolerance for his behavior (I Cor. 5:2).

  • Religion listings 12-03-10

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Update 12-03-10

    Toys for Tots
    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by today.

    Fruitcake sale
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star, will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes from 9 a.m.-
    4:30 p.m. Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Other dates of sales will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Local Nonprofits Rejoice

    The mood was joyous among members of the nonprofit community gathered inside the Community Building for the ninth annual grantee recognition live webcast Thursday.
    Thirty-five nonprofits from throughout New Mexico shared in $527,535 in funding awards. Los Alamos Family Council is one of several Los Alamos agencies awarded Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group grants.