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Today's News

  • Pakistan to reopen border crossing used by NATO

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Saturday it will reopen a key border crossing and allow convoys to resume delivering supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, ending a 10-day blockade during which trucks were stranded on their way to the border and almost 150 were destroyed by attackers.

    Pakistan closed the northwest crossing at Torkham on Sept. 30 in an apparent protest over a NATO helicopter incursion that killed two of its soldiers on the border.

  • A way out, at last, for Chile's 33 trapped miners

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — A drilling rig punched through to the underground purgatory where 33 miners have been trapped for 66 agonizing days under the Chilean desert, raising cheers, tears and hopes on Saturday.

  • Swimming: LAA’s Pentathlon meet results

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics’ results from the Los Alamos Pentathlon Sept. 18 (name, age division, event, place, time).

    Korin Aldam-Tajima, boys 8 and under
    50 freestyle, 5, 58.14; 50 backstroke, 5, 1:02.26.

    Ashlynn Bennett,
    girls 13-14
    100 freestyle, 2, 58.90; 100 backstroke, 3, 1:13.54; 100 breaststroke, 1, 1:19.06; 100 butterfly, 2, 1:08.33; 200 individual medley, 3, 2:30.07.

    Jillian Bennett,
    girls 9-10

  • Running: Ross wins final 2010 pace race

    The 2010 pace race season came to a close Tuesday, with Inez Ross taking top honors in the finale.
    The pace race is held weekly during Daylight Savings Time hours every year. The Atomic City Roadrunners club sponsors the annual pace race season.
    Tuesday’s race was run on the Canyon Rim Trail under wet conditions.
    Ross was the top predictor in the final run, missing her predicted finish time by just 14 seconds. Ross topped both Karen Thorn (21 seconds) and David Kratzer (37 seconds) to win.

  • Sports Update 10-08-10

    KRSN to broadcast tonight’s football game
    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast tonight’s Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.
    Gene Mortensen, the Voice of the Hilltoppers, will call the game live from Bernalillo. Tonight’s pre-game show will start at approximately 6:15 p.m.
    The broadcast can also be streamed live at www.krsnam1490.com.

  • Clarification

    The Los Alamos Concert Association will present Julie Albers and pianist Orion Weiss at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Albers and Weiss, distinguished virtuosos, will not perform with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in November as reported in Thursday’s “Kaleidoscope.” The Monitor regrets any confusion the report may have caused.

  • Be There 10-08-10

    Saturday

  • Scholarships offered at UNM-LA

    Merrick & Company is offering a scholarship to high school seniors graduating in 2011 within Northern New Mexico. The scholarship is available to students enrolling or enrolled at UNM-Los Alamos, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or structural engineering.

  • A clean slate for the community

    The public is invited and encouraged to clean up “LA Mountain” and join a worldwide day of service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

  • Bible Answers 10-08-10

    “I read recently that religion is bad for society. The author claimed that religion, especially Christianity, only serves to hamper progress in ethics, education and science.  Any comments?”— Lisa

    Christianity is often caricatured as “stupid, narrow, legalistic, bigoted, unthinking and regressive.” Such a critique may be appropriate to the degree that the faith is defined by the actions of individuals who claim the name while acting stupidly, ignorantly and with narrow, legalistic bigotry.