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Today's News

  • Japan officials: radioactive iodine in Tokyo water

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government reports that trace amounts of radioactive iodine were detected in tap water in Tokyo and five other areas, amid concerns about leaks from a damaged nuclear power plant.

    A government ministry reported Saturday that small amounts of the iodine was found in tap water in Tokyo and five other prefectures. The ministry says the amounts did not exceed government safety limits but usual tests show no iodine.

  • Hamas fires dozens of rockets at Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants in Gaza fired more than 50 rockets into Israel on Saturday, the heaviest barrage in two years, Israeli officials said.

    A Hamas official was killed and four civilians were wounded when Israel hit back with tank fire and air strikes, said Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia.

  • Japan cites radiation in milk, spinach near plant--video included

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan said radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near its tsunami-crippled nuclear complex exceeded government safety limits, as emergency teams scrambled Saturday to restore power to the plant so it could cool dangerously overheated fuel.

    The food was taken from farms as far as 65 miles (100 kilometers) from the stricken plants, suggesting a wide area of nuclear contamination.

  • Scientists lack complete answers on radiation risk

    Thyroid cancer for sure. Leukemia, probably. Too much radiation can raise the risk of developing cancer years down the road, scientists agree, and the young are most vulnerable. But just how much or how long an exposure is risky is not clear.

    Those are among the unknowns scientists are contemplating as the crisis unfolds at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant.

  • Religion listings 03-18-11

    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
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Bible Answers: Is there life on other planets?

    “Here is a strange question: Does the Bible say anything about life on other planets? If there is life out there, how would God deal with ‘them ?’ ”— Matt

    You’ve asked two different questions here. The first earns a rather clear-cut answer: No, the Bible doesn’t speak of life on other planets.  What it does give us, however, is a grand portrayal of a God who is Lord over all of creation.  

  • Mariachi San Pablo to perform at open house

    Mariachi San Pablo an intergenerational group from El Paso, Texas, will perform during the open house for the new Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2000 Diamond Dr., from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Mariachi San Pablo began in 2001 with five members who were mostly beginning musicians. It currently has 12 members, teenagers to adults, who offer their talents in service to the Lord.

     

  • Japan official: Disasters overwhelmed government

    TOKYO — The Japanese government acknowledged Friday that it was overwhelmed by the scale of last week’s twin natural disasters, slowing the response to the nuclear crisis that was triggered by the earthquake and tsunami that left at least 10,000 people dead.
    The admission came as Japan welcomed U.S. help in stabilizing its overheated, radiation-leaking nuclear complex, and reclassified the rating of the nuclear accident from Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level international scale, putting it on a par with the 1979 Three Mile Island accident.

  • Libya declares ceasefire

    TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya declared an immediate cease-fire Friday, trying to fend off international military intervention after the U.N. authorized a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” to prevent the regime from striking its own people. A rebel spokesman said Moammar Gadhafi’s forces were still shelling two cities.

  • Area girls learn about careers in STEM

    More than 80 young women from New Mexico middle and high schools attended this year’s Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science  Conference. The March 17 event gave 85 girls an opportunity to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). They also got a chance to meet female Lab scientists and other women who have successful careers in STEM-related fields.