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Today's News

  • Israel OKs pullout from Lebanon border village

    GHAJAR, Golan Heights (AP) — Israel on Wednesday approved the withdrawal of troops from the northern half of a village that straddles the border with Lebanon — a step that would end its four-year presence in the volatile area.

    The pullout, expected to take place in the coming weeks, would resolve a key dispute between the two countries that has simmered since Israel reoccupied northern Ghajar during the war with Lebanese Hezbollah militants in 2006.

  • Consumer prices rise moderately but inflation tame

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices rose moderately in October but there was little sign of inflation as the cost of autos, clothing and hotels fell.

    The Labor Department said Wednesday the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.2 percent last month, an increase from September's 0.1 percent rise. Wall Street analysts had expected a slightly larger increase. It was the fourth straight rise.

    Gasoline prices accounted for most of the increase, rising by 4.6 percent in October, the biggest gain since July.

  • Lawsuit: Law firm wrong on penis amputation claim

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque law firm failed to properly investigate its claim that a nursing home patient lost his penis because of the facility's negligence, according to a lawsuit filed by the facility.

    In the federal lawsuit filed in September, THI of New Mexico at Valle Norte accused the Harvey Law Firm of malicious abuse of process and civil conspiracy stemming from a July 2007 case for a client, James Tracy. The dispute was first reported by the Albuquerque Journal.

  • Soldier receives Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambushed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta stepped into a "wall of bullets" and chased down two Taliban fighters who were carrying his mortally wounded friend away.

    Three years after that act of battlefield bravery, Giunta on Tuesday became the first living service member from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to receive the nation's top military award, the Medal of Honor.

  • Bradbury to be featured on 'Mysteries at the Museum' tonight

    The Bradbury Science Museum will be featured on the Travel Channel tonight.

    The museum is the subject of a segment on the Travel Channel series "Mysteries at the Museum." The episode is scheduled to air at 7 p.m.

    The segment on the Bradbury Science Museum will focus on a possible breach of security during the Manhattan Project.

    Other featured museums will include the San Francisco Fire Museum, Los Angeles Police Museum and Ellis Island.

  • Appointees skate on thin ice

    Being a state employee at a time like this is no fun. The vast majority of state payrollers are protected by the state Personnel Act, which prevents new administrations from firing everyone as was the case before 1961.
    Although classified employees know they can’t be fired without cause, they still are very uneasy during a change in administration. It’s especially stressful when it involves a change in political party as it has during the last five gubernatorial elections.

  • Be There 11-16-10

    Today
    Special things are happening at Piñon Elementary. From 5:30-7 p.m., the school will host its annual Specials’ Night, with a theme this year of, “All That Jazz.” Piñon students and their parents are invited to participate in activities in the following classrooms: Art, music, library and physical education. Meet the Specials teachers and experience what the children have learned in their classrooms. For more information contact Stephanie Rittner, Piñon art educator, at s.rittner@laschools.net.
    Wednesday

  • UNM-LA screens 'The Seventh Seal'

    Replacing the originally scheduled “Swamp Thing,” UNM-Los Alamos Monster Movie Wednesday will feature Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 classic “The Seventh Seal” (Black and white, 1 hour 36 mins) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Bldg. 2. The movie is free and open to the public.

  • King to speak at Mesa Public Library series

    Mesa Public Library’s long-running Authors Speak Series presents an evening with local science fiction author T. Jackson King.
    The series, a monthly event showcasing notable local and statewide authors speaking about their writing, represents a wide range of genres and has featured poets, mystery writers, historians, science writers and journalists.
    The talks are free and begin at 7 p.m., followed by the opportunity to meet the authors and enjoy refreshments. The series is funded by the Friends of Mesa Public Library.

  • Talk links animal abuse and violence

    The Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter is hosting a special community presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Fuller Lodge.
    Tammy Feibelkorn, who chairs a state committee on this issue, will talk about “The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence,” how the state of New Mexico is leading an effort to address this link and what the community might consider doing in Los Alamos.