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Today's News

  • Still waiting for Abu Ghraib amends

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fending off demands that he resign over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress in 2004 that he had found a legal way to compensate Iraqi detainees who suffered "grievous and brutal abuse and cruelty at the hands of a few members of the United States armed forces."

  • Kansas cruises past New Mexico State 42-16

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — D.J. Beshears was a defensive back last season as a Kansas freshman, but he played multiple roles on offense Saturday night.

    Beshears was a running back, wide receiver and kick returner as he scored three touchdowns, including a 96-yard kickoff return, in the first half to propel Kansas to a 42-16 victory over the New Mexico State.

    "I guess we've going to have to give him slash, slash," said Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb.

  • UNLV storms to 45-10 victory over New Mexico

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Omar Clayton hit Michael Johnson for three touchdown passes in leading UNLV to an 45-10 win over New Mexico on Saturday night.

    The two connected for scores from 10, 43, and 35 yards as coach Bobby Hauck won his first game with UNLV (1-3, 1-1 Mountain West).

    Clayton finished 14 of 20 with 194 yards passing, while Johnson had 138 yards on eight catches as the Rebels scored 45 straight points after trailing New Mexico (0-4, 0-2) by a touchdown in the first quarter.

  • Diamond Drive construction stops for season

    Commuters get a much-needed reprieve from Diamond Drive roadwork as the project winds down for the season. 

    “The first part of Phase 4 is essentially complete,” said Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. “Phase 5, which is the utilities portion, ran pretty much concurrently with Phase 4 and as of this week is substantially complete as well. We’ve got one more stretch of the project to complete from where we are now to the Omega Bridge starting next spring.”

  • Eagles run over Hilltoppers

    While the Hilltoppers offense showed flashes of where it can be when it grows up, the defense had no answer for Belen’s running attack.
    Daniel Jarmillo rumbled for 178 yards on 19 carries behind a monster line led by 338-pound Samson Chavez in just three quarters.  The Eagles other first-team running back, Steven Contreras, also found plenty of openings in the Hilltoppers porous defense.

  • State roundup of prep football scores: Hilltoppers lose in homecoming matchup

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Belen 62, Los Alamos 21 Check Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor for the full game rundown...

    Albuquerque Academy 28, Raton 21

    Artesia 42, Carlsbad 24

    Aztec 63, St. Pius 28

    Bernalillo 48, Gallup 7

    Canadian, Texas 42, Clayton 14

    Capitan 60, Mescalero Apache 6

    Cleveland 42, Hobbs 26

    Clint Horizon, Texas 35, Alamogordo 28

    Clovis 28, Rio Rancho 7

  • Obama to visit NM families Tuesday

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to meet with an Albuquerque family at their home before hosting a discussion on the economy with other families from the area when he visits Tuesday.

    Obama has already met with families in Virginia and Ohio to listen to their concerns and to discuss specific ways to jump-start job creation and strengthen the middle class.

    After Albuquerque, Obama will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, and Richmond, Virginia, for more conversations with families.

  • Schools reap rewards from Smith’s program

    Every time shoppers swipe their Smith’s Fresh Values Cards, local schools and organization reap profits — and in Los Alamos and White Rock — those profits are substantial.
    Through its “Earn & Learn Program,” Smith’s contributed a percentage of shoppers’ savings to Los Alamos Public Schools and other organizations.
    The grocer, with stores in White Rock and Los Alamos, distributed checks totaling $63,964 during a ceremony at the LAPS district offices recently.

  • Update: Remains identified as missing NM pair

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family finally has a small bit of closure with confirmation that skeletal remains found at El Malpais National Monument were their loved ones, but mystery lingers over how they died on a day hike among the rugged lava beds where five other people have gone missing in recent years.

  • A date with Mars

    A laser instrument made in Los Alamos and meant for Mars has completed the first leg of its journey — over land — to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
    Next year, the instrument called the ChemCam will be on the Red Planet, helping to find out what elements are in Mars’ rocks and soil from a distance of 23 feet from Curiosity, the new rover.