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Today's News

  • North Korea leader's son promoted, seen as heir

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The ascension of Kim Jong Il's little-known, 20-something son to a prominent ruling party post put him well on the path Wednesday to succeed the supreme leader at the helm of nuclear-armed North Korea and carry the family dynasty into a third generation.

  • Osama bin Laden evidence readied at detainee trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors plan to give Osama bin Laden a starring role in the terrorism trial of the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in civilian courts, a test case in the debate over whether suspects scooped up in the war against terrorism can be prosecuted like everyone else.

  • Croatian teams join search for missing US balloonists

    ROME (AP) — Croatian rescue teams on Thursday joined an expanded Italian coast guard search for two American balloonists who disappeared in rough weather over the Adriatic.

    Croatian coastal aircraft crews were scouring the area around Croatia's distant, uninhabited islet of Palagruza, said Marina Haluzan, the spokeswoman for the Croatian Ministry of the Sea and Transport.

  • Air Force extends comment period on flyovers

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is giving people more time to comment on a proposal that would establish areas in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado for low-altitude training flights.

    The Air Force initially asked that comments be received by Oct. 4. That has been pushed back to Nov. 15 due to tremendous public response, including a letter from members of New Mexico's congressional delegation.

  • Football: Walker delegating defensive responsibilities

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker is delegating the responsibility of calling defensive plays to linebackers coach Dale Lindsey.

    Walker said Tuesday the move will allow him to focus more on the team as a whole. He also says it offers the best chance to build the program because he can better manage all aspects of offense, defense, special teams and recruiting.

  • Film follows North Korean refugees

    TORRANCE, CA – From Sept. 23-Dec. 4, Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) will send four teams across North America to raise awareness of the North Korea refugee crisis through its new film “Hiding.”
    The 30-minute documentary highlights what life in hiding is really like and the risks North Koreans must take to find freedom.
    The West Team is composed of Kelley Fry a 2004 Los Alamos High School graduate, Jane Lee from Vancouver, British Columbia and Sean Hines from Soddy Daisy, Tenn.

  • Audtions for ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

    Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program is very excited to announce that auditions for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” will be held Wednesday and Thursday in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School gym.
    The auditions will be held from 4-6 p.m. both days and are open to any fourth-, fifth- or sixth- grade student from the Los Alamos or White Rock areas. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Barranca Mesa main lobby.

  • Let ‘Phantom of the Opera’ entrance you

    Monster Movie Wednesdays will continue at UNM-Los Alamos on Wedesday with “Phantom of the Opera” (1925, 79 minutes, black and white).
    Films are shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Building 2.
    The series is free and open to the public. A brief introduction to the films will be given and lively discussions always follow the movie.
    “Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney and directed by Rupert Julian, is a version of the 1910 novel written by Gaston Leroux.

  • Spaces for flea market and craft fair still available

     Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Canyon Road will have a Craft Fair and Flea Market from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The indoor craft fair will include vendors from throughout the area selling everything from jewelry to candles and fall wreaths.
    The flea market outside will have all the thrill of yard sale shopping for treasures but in one convenient location. Indoor tables are still available for $25 and outdoor spaces for $20.

     

  • US in last-ditch attempt to save Mideast talks

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Frustrated by a new impasse, the White House sent its Mideast envoy to the region Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the collapse of peace talks over Israel's decision to allow new construction in West Bank settlements.

    Israel refuses to renew a 10-month-old moratorium on housing starts that expired over the weekend, while the Palestinians say there's no point in negotiating if settlements keep expanding on lands they want for their state.