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Today's News

  • Out and about 01-06-11

    Around Los Alamos

    Joey Farish, electric guitarist, will perform at Grounds and Sounds, the new Christian Coffee House at White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd., from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds go to Hope Pregnancy Center. For more information call 661-9661 or e-mail eileen.green@q.com.

  • Cowboys pick Jason Garrett as 8th head coach

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett nailed his audition. He gets to remain coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

    A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that Garrett will be announced as the new head coach at a news conference at Cowboys Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the decision.

  • Medic: Doc grabbed painkillers in Jackson bedroom

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A paramedic testified Thursday that he saw the doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson grab three bottles of painkillers and place the vials in a bag during futile efforts to revive the pop star at his mansion.

    Paramedic Martin Blount said he was surprised to see the bottles because defendant Dr. Conrad Murray had told paramedics he hadn't given Jackson any drugs.

  • Pipe bursts at golf course

    Steve Wickliffe, golf course manager, got an unwelcome surprise when he walked into his office Wednesday morning.
    A burst water pipe caused quite a bit of damage to Wickliffe’s office. The burst pipe was discovered Monday. Wickliffe said county workers were able to isolate the pipe and the building should be utilized in a week or two.  It is currently closed.

  • More people applied for unemployment aid last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to reverse a downward trend that suggests employers will accelerate hiring in the coming months.

    Applications remain slightly above the lowest level in two years and the four-week average of applications, a less-volatile measure, dropped last week for the eighth time in nine weeks.

  • Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven elected to Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a narrow miss last year, Bert Blyleven told voters they finally got it right by sending him into the Hall of Fame along with Roberto Alomar.

    And he took the opportunity to talk about baseball's dark past — the Steroids Era.

  • Shoppers won't lose energy in 2011, economists say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers' holiday-season splurge was likely a preview of what's to come in 2011, and economists say it should embolden companies to expand and hire.

    Americans spent more in the 50 days before Christmas than analysts had expected — the sharpest annual increase since 2006. It's the surest sign yet they're becoming less frugal as the economy rebounds.

  • Witness in Jackson case: Things didn't add up

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The career paramedic dashed into Michael Jackson's bedroom, looked around and listened to a doctor's explanation for why the singer was ostensibly lifeless and came to the conclusion that things didn't add up.

    Richard Senneff said the gaunt patient, an IV stand and bag next to the bed and the presence of Dr. Conrad Murray pointed more to a hospice patient, not an international pop superstar about to embark a series of London concerts.

  • Friends say Omaha school gunman was fun, outgoing

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An angry online posting from the 17-year-old boy who opened fire at a Nebraska high school, fatally wounding an assistant principal before later killing himself, offers some clues about why the son of a police detective turned violent a couple of months after transferring there.

  • Kirk sets New Mexico freshman record in 102-62 win

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Alex Kirk knew of former New Mexico standout and NBA player Kenny Thomas, but didn't know he had just surpassed him.

    Kirk set a New Mexico freshman scoring record with 31 points Wednesday night as the Lobos defeated Cal State Bakersfield 102-62.

    Kirk, who was 11 of 13 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line, more than tripled his previous high of 10 points, matching that figure with 8:31 left in the first half.