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Today's News

  • Give a hug and remember Rep. Wallace

    I’d like to take this opportunity to break from the planned column of the week just to speak about relationships, which is what assets are really all about.
    The particular relationship I’d like to speak about is my relationship with State Representative Jeanette Wallace.
    In 2000, I was hired as the Maternal and Child Health Council Coordinator. The job was to look at the issues of women of childbearing age and their children. I assumed, since I interviewed at 8-1/2 months pregnant for the job, I was a shoo in, but we’ll never know if that was the case.
    At one point the councils were in jeopardy of losing their funding and we rallied the troops (all state coordinators) to the Roundhouse, for an “Educate the Legislature Day.”

  • Los Alamos Youth Soccer League lends Japan a hand

  • Coro de Camara enchants audiences

    A choral concert, “If Music Be the Food of Love, Sing On,” will be at 7 p.m. April 30 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s Kelly Hall, 3900 Trinity Dr.

    The concert, performed by Coro de Camara, will feature music from the Renaissance to today, including pieces from Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Durufle, Copland, Thompson and others.

    The group does not charge admission to its performances, but donations are accepted at the door.
    Coro de Camara is a chorus of the room (or chamber) as the Spanish name translates and is made up of a group of 16-24 vocalists, depending on the repertoire.

  • Actor Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested after he got drunk in the city's French Quarter and argued in the street with his wife over whether a house they were in front of was theirs, police said Saturday.

    Police said in a press release Saturday that Cage was arrested the previous evening. Police said the couple was in front of a home that Cage insisted they were renting. She said it wasn't theirs, and Cage then grabbed her arm.

    The release said Cage started hitting vehicles and tried to get into a taxi. A police officer saw that Cage was drunk and told him to get out of the cab. Cage then started yelling at the officer.

  • More shelling in rebel-held city in western Libyan

    AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's forces poured rocket fire after dawn Saturday into Misrata, the only western city still in rebel hands, and weary residents who have endured more than a month of fighting angrily lashed out at NATO for failing to halt the deadly assault.

    Five civilians were killed in a 30-minute barrage of shelling that heavily damaged a factory for dairy products and sent up a thick column of black smoke, a doctor said. A human rights group has accused the Gadhafi regime of using cluster bombs in Misrata — munitions that can cause indiscriminate casualties and have been banned by most countries. The Libyan government denies the charge.

  • Pope on 84th birthday works as usual

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI spent his 84th birthday at work Saturday, making appointments, giving a speech and receiving top aides while well wishes arrived from around the world, including Queen Elizabeth II.

    Benedict, who was born and baptized as Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, in the Bavarian town of Marktl am Inn, Germany, was "spending a normal working day," Vatican Radio said.

    No rest for the pope was immediately scheduled. His birthday fell on the eve of the start of a heavy stretch of Holy Week ceremonies, including Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sunday morning and a Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday.

  • 9-year-old balloonist preps for solo flight

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Bobby Bradley is ready. He has been training for about five years and learned from some of the most experienced and decorated pilots in the sport of ballooning.

    But he'll be making his own mark on the sport when he lifts off from a desolate patch of New Mexico desert in about seven weeks: At 9 years old, Bobby will become the youngest trained pilot to fly solo in an ultra-light hot air balloon.

    So is he excited? "Definitely," he says.

    Worried? "Not at all," he says.

    "I've been flying since I was 4, so I've had a lot of time to train and I've always wanted to solo," Bobby said during an interview with The Associated Press.

  • Deacon Street cable failure causes Friday afternoon power outage

    Eastern and a portion of the downtown business area were without power for approximately 40 minutes Friday evening.  

    Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities reported that an underground cable near Deacon Street failed.  Electric Lineman were able to isolate the affected area and backfeed power from another circuit to customers until permanent repairs  can be scheduled for Saturday morning.
     
    Boundaries of the affected area was 15th Street east to East Gate and North of Trinity to Canyon Road.  The cable failed at 4:40 p.m. and was restored at 5:25 p.m.

  • State imposes fire restrictions for most of NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are imposing fire restrictions across much of New Mexico because dry conditions and high winds have resulted in extreme fire danger.

    The restrictions in all but four northern New Mexico counties will go into effect Saturday at 8 a.m.

    The restrictions apply to fireworks, smoking, campfires and open fires in 29 counties, including part of Colfax County.

    The secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, John Bemis, says some areas of the state have not seen appreciable moisture in as many as 150 days.

    Bemis is urging people to follow the restrictions to protect lives and property in their communities.

  • Update 04-15-11

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board will host a meeting at 7 a.m. April 21 at the Eco Station Administration Building.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the DPU conference room. 

    Waffle breakfast
    The Los Alamos High School baseball team is having a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. For more  information or for tickets, contact Connie at 672-4066.

    Spanish dance
    The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present its first recital of Flamenco and Spanish Dance at 3 p.m., Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

    Aspen carnival