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Today's News

  • Girls golf: ´Toppers grab their third state leg Monday in Grants

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppper girls golf team wasted no time in punching its ticket to the Class AAAA state tournament this season.
    In just its third tournament of the fall 2010 golf season, Los Alamos clinched a berth at the 2011 state tournament, which is scheduled for May. It garnered its third qualifying leg on day one of the Grants Invitational Monday, which is being held at Coyote del Mal Pais Golf Club.
    Monday, Los Alamos shot a team score of 366, well underneath the qualifying score of 393, to earn its third and final leg.

  • A test of an emergency siren to be conducted Wednesday on DP Road

    At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County will conduct a monthly test of the siren located at the Material Disposal Area B (MDA B) located along DP Road. The test is expected to take approximately 10 seconds and the public in the immediate vicinity will hear a brief “bells/chimes” pattern, which is the test alert. The siren is in place to alert the public to take some precautionary protective actions. Monthly tests will occur at 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month from this test until the project concludes next year.

  • CIP hearings to begin Wednesday

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold the first of seven public hearings on Phase 1 applications beginning at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers. Applications on the agenda include:
    • Ashley Pond Improvements - Proposal to study potential Improvements to ADA accessibility, pond bulkhead, pathway around pond, water quality and circulation, signage, lighting, concert venue, landscape buffers, riparian planting and other features.

  • Basketball: Source says Pistons to sell to Mike Ilitch

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have decided to sell the team to Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, a person involved with the process said Tuesday.

    The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because of a confidentiality agreement, said both sides were negotiating financial terms.

  • Big-name companies to help colleges train workers

    As the White House stages a first-of-its-kind community college summit Tuesday, the Obama administration is proposing that stronger partnerships between two-year public colleges and big-name U.S. employers such as McDonald's and The Gap will help better match workers with jobs during the economic recovery and beyond.

    Community college officials welcomed the new initiative, "Skills for America's Future."

  • Service sector growth accelerates in September

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. service-oriented companies, the nation's predominant job generator, grew slightly faster in September as demand from customers improved, a trade group's survey showed Tuesday.

  • Football: Pats' special teams run wild vs. Dolphins Monday

    MIAMI (AP) — When the New England Patriots scored the last in a series of quick-strike touchdowns, stoic Bill Belichick allowed himself a slight smile and traded high-fives along a jubilant sideline.

    Tom Brady and Randy Moss joined in the celebration as spectators, too. The offense watched while the Patriots' special teams and defense came up with one big play after another to beat the Miami Dolphins 41-14 on Monday night.

  • Richardson's shadow still looms over governor's race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a historic race where New Mexico will elect its first female governor, the outcome could hinge on voter discontent with a man not even on the ballot: Gov. Bill Richardson.

    The governor's popularity has plunged amid corruption investigations as he nears the end of his second term, and his presence looms large in the race between Republican Susana Martinez and Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish.

  • Times Square attempted bomber gets life sentence

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Pakistani immigrant who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison, a mandatory penalty that left him defiant as ever and the judge who sentenced him determined to send a message to anyone who might want to follow in his path.

    Faisal Shahzad came to court to tell Americans he felt no remorse about his May 1 bombing attempt, and he sparred with U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum.

  • America's Challenge pilots to pay tribute to missing balloonists

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The America's Challenge gas balloon race will pay tribute to two balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea.

    The deputy director of the race, Kevin Knapp, says pilots are being asked to hang two chile ristras from their balloons, which are to lift off Wednesday evening from Albuquerque.

    One ristra will pay tribute to Richard Abruzzo of Albuquerque, while the other, with a pink ribbon, will pay tribute to Carol Rymer Davis of Denver.