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  • Sports Schedule Sept. 6-10

    Tuesday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Belen, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at Española, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade 5 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Cross country: LAMS at Pecos Invite, boys and girls, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos vs. Cleveland at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 2:30 p.m.

  • Johnson holds off Finch, Swertfeger wins at tourney--see attached results

    The bottom two seeds in this year’s Atomic City Invitational men’s championship flight ended up facing off in Monday’s final round.
    Tim Johnson, the No. 7 seed in the men’s flight, held off eighth-seeded Warren Finch in the final round of the 2011 ACI. Johnson picked up his second career ACI victory, albeit his first since the late 1980s.
    This year’s ACI was held around the Labor Day weekend instead of its usual late June-early July schedule. The tournament was postponed due to the effects of the Las Conchas Fire which started in late June.
    The only year since 1950 the ACI has been canceled was in 2000, that because of the Cerro Grande Fire.

  • Senate race gets revved up

    SANTA FE — The Labor Day weekend usually is the kick off for the following year’s major political campaigns. This year may be a little different however.
    The state legislature’s special session on redistricting undoubtedly will grab many of the headlines for a few weeks. That likely means no major announcements by the candidates but it won’t stop behind-the-scenes jockeying.
    The wide open U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman picked up four major candidates very quickly last spring but has been rather quiet since then.

  • Hilltoppers knock off Horsemen at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team topped the St. Michael's Horsemen 3-1 Monday night at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers' victory Monday came on the heels of their 1-2 showing at the Louie Cernicek Invitational tournament showing this past weekend.

    Monday, the Hilltoppers got goals from Cooper Christensen, Collin Stone and Henry Steinkamp to pick up the victory. Nick Thoma and Steinkamp were credited with assists on the day.

    St. Mike's midfielder Zachary Saiz had the goal for the Horsemen.

    In goal, Lorenzo Venneri made seven saves.

  • Stocks fall sharply as Europe worries deepen

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in morning trading Tuesday as worries deepened about Europe's debt crisis and the weak U.S. economy. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell and gold rose as investors sought safety.

    An hour after the opening bell, the Dow was down 274 points, or 2.4 percent, to 10,961. All 30 stocks that make up the Dow average fell.

    The S&P 500 lost 30, or 2.6 percent, to 1,143. The Nasdaq composite fell 56, or 2.3 percent, to 2,424.

  • Romney unveils economic plan ahead of Obama speech

    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday will call for lowering the corporate tax rate and eliminating capital gains taxes for middle-class Americans as part of a plan to try to lift the struggling economy as well as create jobs.

    Romney will detail 59 specific proposals aimed at fixing the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate, now at 9.1 percent. He gave a broad outline of his 160-page plan in a Tuesday morning opinion piece in USA Today and was to speak later in the day at McCandless International Trucks.

  • Poll: OK to trade some freedoms to fight terrorism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveillance cameras in public places? Sure. Body scans at airports? Maybe. Snooping in personal email? Not so fast.

    The same Americans who are increasingly splashing their personal lives across Facebook and Twitter trace a meandering path when asked where the government should draw the line between protecting civil liberties and pursuing terrorism.

    Ten years after the 9/11 attacks led to amped-up government surveillance efforts, two-thirds of Americans say it's fitting to sacrifice some privacy and freedoms in the fight against terrorism, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  • Fires destroy more than 1,000 homes in Texas--video extra

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze close to Austin that is still raging out of control, officials said Tuesday.

    Speaking at a news conference near one of the fire-ravaged areas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said more than 100,000 acres have burned in the drought-stricken state.

    The Texas Forest Service says nearly 600 of the torched homes were in Bastrop County, some 25 miles from Austin. The agency said that blaze was still uncontained Tuesday. It was the most destructive fire of the year for a state that has had more than 3 million acres burned, said state emergency management chief Nim Kidd.

  • Legislators convene special session

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature convened Tuesday for a special session focusing on the politically charged task of redistricting, which will influence elections and public policy in New Mexico for the next decade.

    As lawmakers returned to work, House and Senate Democratic leaders said redistricting was their top priority although Republican Gov. Susana Martinez wants the Legislature to consider a host of other issues besides drawing new boundaries of congressional, legislative and other elective office districts.

  • Flood Advisory Issued for LA County

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... WEST CENTRAL LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 745 PM MDT

    * AT 542 PM MDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR. LOOK FOR UP TO A HALF AN INCH AS THE STORM MOVES FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.

    THIS WILL IMPACT THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT... FRIJOLES CANYON... COCHITI CANYON... PERALTA CANYON... HIGHWAY 4 FROM STATE ROAD 501 JUNCTION TO LAS CONCHAS CAMPGROUND AND DOME WILDERNESS.