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Today's News

  • US homes lost to foreclosure up 25 pct.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis.
    The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month in a row, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.
    In all, banks repossessed 95,364 properties last month, up 3 percent from July and an increase of 25 percent from August 2009, RealtyTrac said.

  • 09-16-10 Be There calendar

    Friday
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will benefit United Way of Northern New Mexico. Los Alamos Golf Course members pay $60 to play, non-members play $90, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, breakfast by Ruby K’s, a catered lunch by private chef Jarda Belmonte, a drink ticket and may prizes. Go to www.chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=
    LACC&evid=530603 to register.
    Saturday

  • Juke Joint Duo helps bring music to Los Alamos

    There hasn’t been a concert in Los Alamos since Aug. 27 and it’s been too long. However, there will be a Summer Concert fundraiser show Friday at the Blue Window Bistro starring the Juke Joint Duo, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm.
    They play the music of the Mississippi Delta and electrified hill country blues.
    Before World War II and before such blues superstars like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker moved north to Chicago, Detroit and other American northern industrial cities, there was rural southern blues.

  • Join the Flight to the Fall Nature Fiesta

    Migration is the name of the game this month as warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, kinglets, thrushes and other birds set off on adventures to find or return to their winter homes. As the days turn cool with the retreating summer heat, make your own migration to Bandelier’s Fall Nature Fiesta from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25.
    The event is jointly sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos and Bandelier. More than a dozen games and demonstrations will be held behind the newly renovated visitor center at Bandelier National Monument.

  • A drama of romance and nuclear weapons

    Albuquerque — The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “Broken Hammer,” a play written by Robert Benjamin, physicist turned playwright.
    In the play, Benjamin blends loyalty and romance with stockpile stewardship. The staged reading will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 21; it will be followed by a question and answer session with the author.  
    Benjamin began his career in playwriting after 30 years as a research experimental physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Sports Update 09-16-10

    Former LA runner McNiff earns RMAC weekly honor for ASC

    Former Los Alamos standout runner Ryan McNiff was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men’s Runner of the Week.
    McNiff, a senior at Adams State College, was the first runner of 2010 to earn the RMAC honor.
    At last week’s Joe I. Vigil Invitational, McNiff won the men’s 8K race in a time of 24 minutes, 34 seconds, a personal best for him at the Grizzlies’ home course, Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo.

  • Girls soccer: LA can’t get much going against Rams

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team always tries to schedule as many tough contests as it can during its nondistrict season trying to learn as much about itself and its potential weaknesses prior to district and the postseason.
    But even if it didn’t have that benefit in 2010, it wouldn’t be that hard to see where it will need to improve.

  • Volleyball: Toppers pick up sweep at St. Mike’s

    SANTA FE — Did the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finally find an identity?
    It may have, but it took some sifting to secure it.
    Following a disastrous opening set against Deming at Roswell’s Zia Classic this weekend, the team had a bit of bloodletting.
    “We healed a lot of wounds at Roswell,” Los Alamos head coach Garry Maskaly said. “We struggled through some issues, but I think those have been resolved. There was a big turning point at Roswell against Deming.”

  • FedEx 1Q profit doubles; will cut 1,700 jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx Corp. indicated Thursday that the global economic recovery isn't as strong as previously thought, and moved to fix the weak spot in its operations: its money-losing truck business.

    FedEx did raise its financial outlook after its first-quarter net income doubled. But the projections for the second quarter and full year fell shy of Wall Street expectations, and the stock dropped 2.6 percent in premarket trading.

  • New unemployment claims fall slightly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week to its lowest level in two months, a sign that employers are cutting fewer jobs.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that new claims for jobless benefits fell by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 450,000, the third decline in four weeks. Many economists had expected an increase.