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Today's News

  • Football: Boise St. shocked by Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — For two years, Boise State won every time it took the field. The Broncos had to, if they wanted to be considered a serious team that could one day possibly compete for the BCS title.

    When the inevitable loss came, it hurt in more ways than the Broncos could count.

    No national title game. No BCS bowl. No grudging respect from the big boys in the big conferences.

  • US and South Korea push ahead with war games

    YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea prepared for war games Sunday as South Koreans demanded vengeance over a deadly North Korean artillery bombardment that has raised fears of more clashes between the bitter rivals.

    The North, meanwhile, worked to justify one of the worst attacks on South Korean territory since the 1950-53 Korean War. Four South Koreans, including two civilians, died after the North rained artillery on the small Yellow Sea island of Yeonpyeong, which is home to both fishing communities and military bases.

  • Suicide bombers kill 12 at Afghan police HQ

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at an Afghan police headquarters Saturday, killing 12 officers in an area along the Pakistan border that still sees heavy Taliban attacks even as NATO pours in more troops and resources.

  • Online sales see 16 percent spike on Black Friday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers who skipped the crowds on Black Friday gave online merchants a 16 percent spike in revenue, according to data released Saturday. That's spurring optimism for spending the rest of season.

    That increase came partly from shoppers who spent more per online purchase during the traditional opening day of the holiday shopping season, according to Web research company Coremetrics. The average order rose to $190.80. That's a 12 percent increase over $170.19 on the same day last year.

  • AP Exclusive: Teens adrift at sea almost lost hope

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — For more than 50 days, the three boys slurped rainwater that puddled in the bottom of their tiny boat, gobbled flying fish that leaped aboard and prayed for salvation.

    Etueni Nasau and his two cousins almost gave up hope they would survive as they bobbed in their aluminum dinghy across the South Pacific for more than seven weeks, before a fishing trawler spotted them by chance and brought an end to their extraordinary ordeal.

  • Soccer: Thoma named Class AAAA Player of the Year, Gartz earns Coach of the Year honors in AAAA

    Following a year capped by one of the biggest performances in the history of Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer, it was fitting the two biggest individual honors of the season went to members of the Hilltopper program.
    Los Alamos, the 2010 state Class AAAA champion, had its top player and head coach named the best of the year by coaches statewide.

  • Running: Romero is tops at Turkey Trot

    Ted Romero was the big winner at the 2010 Turkey Trot.
    The Turkey Trot, which was held Sunday on North Mesa, was hosted jointly by the Atomic City Roadrunners, CROP and LA Cares. The event was to benefit those in need of food assistance in the area.
    Sunday’s run included 195 runners taking place on a 2.57-mile course.
    Romero finished the race in 16 minutes, 47 seconds, outpacing runner-up Dan Reese by 45 seconds. Vicky Saga finished third in the race.
    Here are the top 25 finishers from Sunday’s 2010 Turkey Trot:

  • Gibson to propose tax rollback

    Los Alamos County is predicting a positive future for its finances. The government’s long-range financial plan projects revenues will exceed expenditures for several years. But rather than allow the county’s savings to balloon, Councilor Robert Gibson proposes giving taxpayers a break.
    During the Dec. 7 council meeting, Gibson will present three ordinances. Each of them proposes to repeal a 1/8 percent gross receipts tax (GRT) increment. The percentage is 1/8 because taxes are imposed in 1/8 increments.

  • Wright set to lead SBDC

    A strong resume filled with business-related experience led to Don Wright being hired to run the local UNM-Los Alamos Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
    Wright moved to town from Tennessee with his wife of 33 years, Nancy, to take over the post vacated by former director Patrick Sullivan who left to accept a job at the lab.

  • Update 11-26-10

    Closed council session

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a closed session at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in the county attorney’s conference room to discuss limited personnel matters and threatened or pending litigation.
    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 Dec. 3.
    Calling LA teens