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Today's News

  • People in the News 10-10-10

    Army Spec. Nathan A. Theye graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    The course is designed to train the students on how to record and transmit firing data, operate fire direction systems and multiple launch rocket system communication equipment.

  • No Social Security COLA expected for 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As if voters don't have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits.

    It would mark only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The first year was this year.

  • Chinese government unsettled about Liu's Peace Prize win

    BEIJING (AP) — Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to an imprisoned Chinese dissident sparked praise from Western governments, brought condemnation from Beijing and is exposing the difficulties fitting a powerful, authoritarian China into the international order.

    A day after Liu Xiaobo was named the winner, a touchy Chinese government built upon its initially angry response Saturday.

  • John Lennon's 70th celebrated in NY's Central Park

    NEW YORK (AP) — A crush of fans circled a flower-graced mosaic in Central Park's Strawberry Fields and sang lyrics from "Imagine" on Saturday to honor Beatles legend John Lennon on his 70th birthday.

    On the day when the Liverpool Lad would have become a septuagenarian, thousands of fans from around the world gathered to remember the floppy-haired British superstar who just wanted to give peace a chance.

  • Pakistan to reopen border crossing used by NATO

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Saturday it will reopen a key border crossing and allow convoys to resume delivering supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, ending a 10-day blockade during which trucks were stranded on their way to the border and almost 150 were destroyed by attackers.

    Pakistan closed the northwest crossing at Torkham on Sept. 30 in an apparent protest over a NATO helicopter incursion that killed two of its soldiers on the border.

  • A way out, at last, for Chile's 33 trapped miners

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — A drilling rig punched through to the underground purgatory where 33 miners have been trapped for 66 agonizing days under the Chilean desert, raising cheers, tears and hopes on Saturday.

  • Swimming: LAA’s Pentathlon meet results

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics’ results from the Los Alamos Pentathlon Sept. 18 (name, age division, event, place, time).

    Korin Aldam-Tajima, boys 8 and under
    50 freestyle, 5, 58.14; 50 backstroke, 5, 1:02.26.

    Ashlynn Bennett,
    girls 13-14
    100 freestyle, 2, 58.90; 100 backstroke, 3, 1:13.54; 100 breaststroke, 1, 1:19.06; 100 butterfly, 2, 1:08.33; 200 individual medley, 3, 2:30.07.

    Jillian Bennett,
    girls 9-10

  • Running: Ross wins final 2010 pace race

    The 2010 pace race season came to a close Tuesday, with Inez Ross taking top honors in the finale.
    The pace race is held weekly during Daylight Savings Time hours every year. The Atomic City Roadrunners club sponsors the annual pace race season.
    Tuesday’s race was run on the Canyon Rim Trail under wet conditions.
    Ross was the top predictor in the final run, missing her predicted finish time by just 14 seconds. Ross topped both Karen Thorn (21 seconds) and David Kratzer (37 seconds) to win.

  • Sports Update 10-08-10

    KRSN to broadcast tonight’s football game
    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast tonight’s Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.
    Gene Mortensen, the Voice of the Hilltoppers, will call the game live from Bernalillo. Tonight’s pre-game show will start at approximately 6:15 p.m.
    The broadcast can also be streamed live at www.krsnam1490.com.

  • Clarification

    The Los Alamos Concert Association will present Julie Albers and pianist Orion Weiss at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Albers and Weiss, distinguished virtuosos, will not perform with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in November as reported in Thursday’s “Kaleidoscope.” The Monitor regrets any confusion the report may have caused.