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Today's News

  • Homework needs to be done

    Several of my friends have written letters to the Los Alamos Monitor objecting to reducing Trinity Drive from four to two lanes. Others object to the entire concept of traffic roundabouts.
    I for one haven’t decided which side is right. The main I agree it is intuitive that reducing from four lanes to two would cause a traffic jam at peak hours, but I got to wondering how we know this.  
    In short, most people don’t know much about traffic and so have written their opinions, and while opinions can be correct, we need something more substantial.   
    What do we really know about efficient traffic and other benefits of two lanes vs four?

  • Topes Notes 04-27-11

    Isotopes top Zephyrs 13-8 to win series

  • Sports update 04-27-11

    Pasta dinner will benefit baseball program

    The Los Alamos High School baseball program will hold a pasta dinner Thursday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
    The dinner is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Dinner includes pasta, bread, salad, dessert and drink.
    Tickets for the pasta dinner are $6 in advance or $7 at the door.

    LAHS boys soccer team holding meeting May 4

    Los Alamos High School’s boys soccer team will hold an informational meeting  May 4.
    The meeting will be at Sullivan Field starting at 6 p.m.
    Players and parents of players interested in participating in the LAHS boys soccer program for the fall 2011 season are encouraged to attend.

  • Golf: Woods out with knee problems

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has a minor injury to his left knee and Achilles’ tendon that will keep him out of the Wells Fargo Championship next week, raising more questions that his health might be the biggest obstacle in his chase of Jack Nicklaus’ record.
    Woods said on his website Tuesday that he hurt himself hitting a shot during the third round of the Masters.
    It’s the fourth time he has missed a tournament because of his left knee. Woods did not say when he might return.

  • Boys track and field: JV results from LA home meet

    Here are the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys junior varsity track and field results from its home meet Thursday.

    400 relay
    5. Los Alamos (Patrick Doyle, Corrie Theesfeld, Quill Chase-Daniel, Topher Owens), 48.50.

    110 hurdles
    Ben Nelson, 21.65.

    100 meters
    Corrie Theesfeld, 11.93; Topher Owens, 12.28; Michael Hemphill, 12.31; Quill Chase-Daniel, 12.31; Patrick Doyle, 12.46; Praneeth Gudoor, 12.81.

    1600 meters

  • Girls golf: Toppers finish second at 2-day Kirtland Central Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team showed signs of getting back in the swing of things this spring season at this week’s Kirtland Central Invitational.
    Los Alamos, which struggled in its first two tournaments of the spring 2011 season, had its best showing so far in Tuesday’s round of the Kirtland Central tournament. The tournament was hosted by the Kirtland Central Broncos, regarded as one of the teams to beat in the upcoming Class 4A championship.
    In less than ideal weather conditions Tuesday, the Hilltoppers posted their best score since the fall season.
    The Hilltoppers carded a 368, a full 50 shots better than their total a week earlier at their home tournament.

  • Stocks waver as investors await Fed speech

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wavered between modest gains and losses Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's latest assessment on the health of the U.S. economy.

    Bernanke is expected to discuss the job market, inflation and the prospects for economic growth in a news conference following the conclusion of the Fed's two-day policymaking meeting. Investors want to know when the Fed will begin raising interest rates. They also expect the Fed to confirm that its $600 billion bond-buying program will end as scheduled in June.

  • Tanks, reinforcements sent to besieged Syrian city

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian army sent more tanks and reinforcements into Daraa on Wednesday as part of a widening crackdown against opponents of President Bashar Assad's authoritarian regime, and gunfire and sporadic explosions were heard in the tense southern city.

    In addition to the unrest in Daraa — where the uprising began more than five weeks ago — security forces conducted sweeping arrests and raids elsewhere in the country, residents said. Witnesses and human rights activists also said the army deployed tanks around the Damascus suburb of Douma and the coastal city of Banias, the site of large demonstrations recently.

  • 7 dead as storms pound South for 2nd straight day--video extra

    EDOM, Texas (AP) — Violent weather ripped through the South for a second straight night, killing at least seven people from Arkansas to Alabama, damaging homes in a rural Texas community and spreading destruction into Georgia and Tennessee.

    The latest round of severe weather Tuesday night and early Wednesday came after a series of powerful storms killed 10 people in Arkansas and one in Mississippi.

    A police officer on a camping trip was killed while shielding his daughter when the storm ripped through a state park in northern Mississippi. The victim, from Covington, La., was not immediately identified.

  • Obama releases birth form, decries 'silliness'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to critics' relentless claims, President Barack Obama on Wednesday produced a detailed Hawaii birth certificate in an extraordinary attempt to bury the issue of where he was born and confirm his legitimacy to hold office. He declared, "We do not have time for this kind of silliness."

    By going on national TV from the White House, Obama portrayed himself as a voice of reason amid a loud, lingering debate on his birth status. Though his personal attention to the issue elevated it as never before, Obama said to Republican detractors and the media, it is time to move on to bigger issues.