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Today's News

  • Tennis: Venus Williams early injury pullout from 3rd round

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lasted just seven points in her third-round match Friday at the Australian Open, forced to withdraw due to injury from a Grand Slam singles match for the first time in her career.

    After losing the first game to Andrea Petkovic of Germany and trailing in the second, Williams stretched to her right to return a serve, hit the ball and then cried out in pain, clutching toward her stomach on her right side. It was soon clear that she couldn't continue.

  • Risky SKorean raid saves entire crew from pirates

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — At dawn, South Korean special forces packed into a small boat approached a hijacked freighter in the Arabian Sea. Commandos scrambled up a ladder onto the ship, aboard which Somali pirates were armed with AK assault rifles and anti-tank missiles. A South Korean destroyer and hovering Lynx helicopter provided covering fire.

  • Google co-founder Page will be CEO in shake-up

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page is taking over as CEO in an unexpected shake-up that upstaged the Internet search leader's fourth-quarter earnings.

    Page, 37, is reclaiming the top job from Eric Schmidt, who had been brought in as CEO a decade ago because Google's investors believed the company needed a more mature leader.

    Schmidt, 55, will remain an adviser to Page and Google's other co-founder, Sergey Brin, as Google's executive chairman.

    The changes will be effective April 4.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers knock off Spartans to open 2AAAA

    The funny thing about district play is that struggling teams can turn their fortunes around pretty quickly.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team took the first step to doing just that Wednesday night and has a chance to take a giant leap this weekend.
    In their District 2AAAA opener Wednesday night, the Hilltoppers upended the Bernalillo Spartans. The Hilltoppers’ stout defense held the Spartans to just five points in the pivotal third quarter as they came away with a 57-44 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Ski report 01-20-11

    Angel Fire
    27-32 inch base of powder and packed powder. 4 inches new snow reported. 47 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. All trails open.

    Pajarito
    20-inch base of machine-groomed snow and variable conditions. Trace new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. 1 inch of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • LA, Academy girls hoops rescheduled

    Los Alamos High School announced Saturday’s girls basketball games between Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy have been rescheduled.
    Academy, hosting the games, had a schedule conflict.
    Instead, the teams will play Feb. 17 at Academy. Game times will remain 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Basketball: Lobo men fall on road to Utes

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Josh Watkins scored 22 points and J.J. O’Brien added a career-high 18 to help Utah beat New Mexico 82-72 on Wednesday night.
    Watkins scored on a variety of drives and pushed the ball at every opportunity to spark the Utes (9-10, 2-3 Mountain West) to back-to-back wins after dropping seven straight.
    O’Brien, a freshman who missed nine games with a broken foot and had only scored 32 points all season, made 7 of 13 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds.

  • See the world through a lens

    For the past several years, the Los Alamos Photography Club has helped promote the appreciation of photography in Los Alamos County. This year is no different, as the LAPC, in conjunction with Mesa Public Library, hosts the 16th Annual Los Alamos Photographers’ Show.

  • Capturing the adventure and romance of the West

    Seven people — three women, four men; five Europeans, two Americans — all have the same goal: to make a new life for themselves in an emerging nation. How their lives intersect and collide is the subject of Reid Rosenthal’s best-selling debut novel, “Threads West: An American Saga.” Rosenthal will sign his book, which re-creates and celebrates the Rocky Mountain West of the mid 1850s, at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Otowi Station.

  • Movie review: Keeping ballet alive in a creepy sort of way

    When the credits appeared on the movie screen for “Black Swan,” I turned to my sister with my best “shocked and amazed” face. She whispered to me, “I’m glad I never danced in Swan Lake.”
    Indeed. This classic ballet takes a complete psychotic turn in the movie. Yet, despite the horrible hallucinations and the terrible paranoia, “Black Swan” is fabulous. And I am not going nuts here.