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Today's News

  • Why the basics cost so much

    Why does it cost so much money to pay for the basics of a normal life, let alone a middle class lifestyle?
    The answer involves deadly dull numbers, a tiptoe through the tulips of political rationalization, and a date with inexorable financial destiny.
    Our tiptoe begins with the fact that today’s dollar does not buy what a dollar used to buy. This loss of buying power is called “inflation.”
    Inflation means that money stored in a bank, a CD or a treasury note loses buying power every day it does not earn enough interest to offset the loss due to inflation.
    Different things have different inflation rates. The price of beets goes up slower than the price of gold.

  • Golf: Topper girls win 2-4A title at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team may have gotten the boost it was looking for at Tuesday’s District 2-4A tournament.
    Los Alamos’ girls won the district title at the 2-4A tournament at Los Alamos Golf Course. Los Alamos finished with 374 shots Tuesday to earn the district title.
    The Hilltopper boys weren’t as fortunate, however. They finished second behind the Bernalillo Spartans and missed the cut for the state Class 4A tournament.
    The Spartans, who clinched their third consecutive district title, shot a strong 324 at LAGC Tuesday, outpacing the Hilltoppers by 24 shots.

  • Sports update 05-04-11

    Softball game will be on KRSN

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper-Bernalillo Spartan softball game will be broadcast live on KRSN AM 1490.
    The Los Alamos-Bernalillo contest, a key District 2-4A matchup, will start at 4 p.m.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the action live from Bernalillo.
    Today’s game will also be streamed live on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    Sullivan Field renovation starts May 12

  • Baseball: Toppers get 5 nods for All-District team

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team picked up five first-team honors on for District 2-4A this season.
    Hilltoppers Austin Aslin, Nick Baker, Billy Cooper, Jared Mang and Zeke Zumbro were all part of the district’s first team. The 2011 baseball honorees were announced earlier this week.
    Additionally, Hilltopper skipper Mike Gill, who guided the team to its third consecutive district title, was named Manager of the Year.
    Los Alamos’ five selections was the best total among the 2-4A teams. Santa Fe and Española Valley each had four players make the first team.
    Española Valley’s Ricky Gonzales was named the district’s Player of the Year for 2011.

  • Raid poses narrative challenge for White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The challenge now is in the telling.

    The White House struggled to craft its account of the audacious raid that killed Osama bin Laden for both a jubilant American public and a skeptical Muslim world, correcting parts of its narrative, withholding others and hesitating to release photos that could be considered too provocative.

  • Stocks fall sharply after weak data on jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serious doubts about the health of the job market and the pace of the economic recovery have investors on edge.

    Stocks fell sharply midday Wednesday after private payroll processor ADP said that 179,000 new private sector jobs were added in April, far less than economists were expecting. That raised worries about what the government's monthly jobs report for April will reveal. The report is due out Friday.

  • Ouch: Woman arrested for biting off boyfriend's lip

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces authorities are holding a woman after police say she bit off her boyfriend's lower lip during a heated argument.

    Police were called to a motel Sunday night and found a 35-year-old man with a bloody face and a missing lower lip.

    The police department says officers found the man's lip on the ground, put it on ice and transported it with the victim to the hospital.

    Although the victim's injuries are described as severe they are not believed to be life-threatening.

    Police arrested 26-year-old Aurelia Lorena Reyes Monday on one count of aggravated battery. She was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center and is being held on $10,000 bond.

  • Bin Laden's neighbors noticed unusual things--video extra

    ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — When a woman involved in a polio vaccine drive turned up at Osama bin Laden's hideaway, she remarked to the men behind the high walls about the expensive SUVs parked inside. The men took the vaccine, apparently to administer to the 23 children at the compound, and told her to go away.

    The terror chief and his family kept well hidden behind thick walls in this northwestern hill town they shared with thousands of Pakistani soldiers. But glimpses of their life are emerging — along with deep skepticism that authorities didn't know they were there.

  • LALT presents 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'

    A letter from a bridesmaid.

    Hey Tracy,
    I received your request to be in your wedding. I honestly can’t believe you asked me. So you are going to marry Scott McClure — all I can say is that is an interesting choice. Well, of course I will be in your wedding since we are old friends. How have you been? I really haven’t talked to you in years.
    I really want to see these dresses that we will be wearing. You know I’m a little self-conscious, so please try to make it something figure-flattering. What will the groomsmen be wearing? I certainly hope that you don’t have any bald groomsmen. That will make for very unattractive wedding photos.

  • Be There 05-03-11

    Wednesday
    The Brown Bag Series presents a Flute and Friends concert at noon at Fuller Lodge.

    Three newly elected Los Alamos County Councilors, Geoff Rodgers, Jim Hall and Ron Selvage, will discuss their vision for future development in Los Alamos County at the Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms of the Mesa Public Library.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market opens at 7 a.m. and runs every Thursday morning through October in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.