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Today's News

  • Obama: Tax cut deal not perfect, but worth passage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama calls his tax-cut agreement with Republicans far from perfect but a good deal overall for Americans, while acknowledging that many fellow Democrats aren't happy about what he negotiated with the GOP.

    Pressing for passage by year's end, he told lawmakers in his radio and Internet address Saturday that "our recovery will be strengthened or weakened based on the choice that now rests with Congress."

  • Madoff son found dead in NYC in apparent suicide

    NEW YORK (AP) — The eldest son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff hanged himself by a dog leash in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of his father's arrest in a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that swindled thousands of investors of their life savings, law enforcement officials said.

    Mark Madoff, 46, was found hanging from a ceiling pipe in the living room of his SoHo loft apartment as his 2-year-old son slept in a nearby bedroom, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

  • 12-10-10 Religion listings

    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

  • Reasons to light the menorah

    On Chanukah, the main mitzvah, or commandment is to light the Hanukkah menorah at sundown. This is to remember the miracle that the oil that was lit on the menorah was only enough to last a single day but ended up lasting for eight complete days.
    One of the traditions regarding lighting candles is to light oil like what was done in the Temple. However, we are not allowed to use a menorah that has seven branches like the one in the Temple –— which the Maccabees lit after expelling the Greeks from Israel.

  • Stocks help offset bailout losses

    WASHINGTON — Stock sales are helping the government offset projected losses from its $700 billion rescue of the financial system.
    The Treasury Department has brought in $35 billion in revenue over two years, boosted by ongoing sales of Citigroup stock, new data show. But the Congressional Budget Office projects taxpayers will still lose $25 billion for bailing out the financial sector and U.S. automakers.

  • ´Toppers fall by 16 to Volcano Vista

    ALBUQUERQUE — Following a big second quarter, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team looked like it had all the momentum heading into the second half Thursday.
    Emma Fenske, however, was right there to take it back.
    Los Alamos fell into a big hole to start off its game against the Volcano Vista Hawks Thursday, but played excellent defense and ran the press breaker to near perfection in the second quarter to get right back into the ballgame.

  • LA gets thumped in opening round by Highland

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was a decisive victory by the Highland Hornets, to say the least.
    Highland, one of the granddaddy schools in Albuquerque, made light work of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Thursday.
    Los Alamos, playing in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational, knew it was going to be an uphill battle against Highland. Highland did not disappoint.

  • County tables possible tax cut

    Deciding it was not prudent to move forward with reductions in gross receipt tax rates (GRT), three ordinances each proposing to repeal a 1/8 percent GRT increment were tabled during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night.
    It was recommended that the reductions in GRT rates be included in financial planning discussions next year.
    Councilor Robert Gibson presented the three ordinances, which addressed a general increment, a county correctional increment and a fire protection increment.

  • Dog survives 80-foot Bayo Canyon plunge

    Bayo Canyon was the scene of a harrowing rescue mid-morning Saturday. High-angle firefighters from the Los Alamos Fire Department rushed to the cliff’s edge to find Brody, a 6-year-old Rottweiler mix stranded some 80 feet below.
    The 60-pound canine had been hiking with his owner when he spotted a squirrel scurrying across the path ahead of them. The varmint disappeared over the side of the canyon with Brody in close pursuit.

  • Sleigh bells ring on the Valles Caldera

    Visit the Valles Caldera National Preserve at a pleasant speed — from a horse-drawn sleigh. Matched draft horses take you through the historical ranch headquarters.
    From aboard the 60-minute ride, you’ll experience a winter wonderland with possible visions of hunting birds and jumping coyotes. A guide will share the interesting history and lore of the “old Baca Ranch,” offering insight into its past and its future.