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Today's News

  • Just A Wag 01-14-11

    Porn probe set to wrap up
     Word is that the outside investigation into pornography allegedly downloaded from county computers at the Los Alamos Fire Department should conclude today.

    Clerk becoming fulltime?
    We have heard that a move is underway to switch the Los Alamos County Clerk post to a fulltime, salaried position. Stay tuned for updates.

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  • New homeowner sought for Habitat for Humanity house

    The Habitat for Humanity of Española and Los Alamos is looking for its next homeowner.
    Yvonne Maestas, director of operations, said the newest home will be located on N.M. 30, which runs through the Santa Clara Pueblo.
    This will be the eighth Habitat for Humanity house, Maestas said.
    The seventh home was able to be occupied just before the holidays.
    Habitat for Humanity offered the new home owner a great gift.

  • Gov't and AIG announce plan to end federal stake

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government and AIG, the giant insurer rescued with $182 billion at the depths of the 2008 financial meltdown, announced a plan Friday to end taxpayer involvement in the company over the next two years.

    As part of the plan, AIG paid back its $21 billion outstanding balance to the New York branch of the Federal Reserve. The Treasury Department will now own a 92 percent stake in the company and begin unloading stock on the open market in March.

  • Public congressional events resume after shooting

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Less than a week after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people were shot at her public "Congress on Your Corner" event, similar gatherings across the country resumed in full force Friday, though under greater police presence.

  • Pope John Paul II to be beatified May 1

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — During his 2005 funeral Mass, crowds at the Vatican shouted for Pope John Paul II to be made a saint immediately, chanting "Santo Subito!" for one of the most important and beloved popes in history.

  • Gates: NKorea must show good faith for new talks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New international disarmament talks with North Korea are possible only if the North backs off recent aggression against South Korea and demonstrates it is willing to bargain in good faith, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.

    Gates said diplomacy is worthwhile, starting with direct talks between the North and South. South Korea has rejected new talks for now, reflecting intense anger and impatience over North Korean attacks.

  • Youngest Ariz. shooting victim laid to rest

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Some 2,000 mourners packed a Catholic church to honor Christina Taylor Green, the bubbly 9-year-old who was the youngest victim of the Arizona shootings, while hundreds more lined streets outside in a show of unity and support.

    Christina's was the first of half-a-dozen funerals in the coming days, and was to be followed Friday with a service for U.S. District Judge John Roll at the same church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Security was expected to be tight at the ceremony, with many federal judges among the mourners.

  • Major milestone: Wounded Giffords moves arms, legs

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is opening both eyes, moving both legs and arms and is responding to friends and family.

    Her doctors call it a "major milestone" in her recovery.

    "We're hoping that she crosses through many more," said her neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Lemole.

    Her remarkable recovery five days after being shot through the head has provided a much-needed dose of jubilation after a tragic week that left the nation in mourning.

  • Small scale bold changes appear

    Consider this column a memo to New Mexico’s new public education boss, Hanna Skandera.
    When thinking about system change, don’t think about reform. The trap is that words mean something. “Reform,” by definition, accepts the current system and proposes betterment by tweaking.
    Mere “reform” of our public schools won’t get the job done, Ms. Skandera.

  • Wrestling: Toppers win one of four at home duals meet

    No one can accuse the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team of resting on its laurels this month.
    The Hilltoppers hosted their second event of the a six-event slate Wednesday afternoon, entertaining Albuquerque Academy, Capital, Pecos and Rio Rancho at Auxiliary Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos won just one of the four duals contests Wednesday, its final dual against Pecos. Nevertheless, Los Alamos was feeling upbeat afterwards.