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Today's News

  • CIA whisked detainees from Gitmo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the nation’s most highly valued terrorist prisoners were secretly moved to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003, years earlier than has been disclosed, then were whisked back into overseas prisons before the Supreme Court could give them access to lawyers, The Associated Press has learned.

  • LANL to hire more workers

    Los Alamos National Laboratory plans to hire 125 people to work on an environmental remediation project.

    The additions will help the lab hit its peak as it continues working on one of New Mexico’s largest Recovery Act projects.

    The Lab received $212 million in Recovery Act funds to decontaminate and decommission 24 old buildings at Technical Area 21 (TA-21), install 16 groundwater monitoring wells, and excavate the Lab’s oldest waste disposal site, Material Disposal Area B (MDA-B).

    Work began in July 2009.

  • Youth pastor fired for prior sex convictions

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church has fired youth pastor Matthew Nichols.

    Nichols worked at the church for seven years until he was placed on administrative leave following a criminal investigation in January.

    He was arrested June 23, one day after a federal grand jury indicted him on child pornography charges, including distributing and attempting to distribute, receiving and possessing child pornography.

  • Are VIP porno addicts subject to blackmail?

    Remember the four communist WWII Cambridge University effetes who donated American atomic secrets to the Russians? The latest “Peoples Republic of Cambridge” arrests spotlight “sexy” Russian spies passing “defense articles on the United States Munitions list” to their comrades.

    Russian spies using “false names and deep cover” were sneaking into “policy making circles,” snaring university degrees and recruiting other spies.

  • Demography may be destiny

     Is demography destiny?

     If so, say some experts, states with growing Hispanic populations seem doomed to fail, weighed down with ineffective school systems and abysmal test scores.

    One academic recently predicted that states like New Mexico will become the “Appalachia of the 21st Century.”

    He based his prediction on well-known statistics concerning the dropout and low achievement scores of Hispanic students.  

  • Romero takes win at pace race

    Ted Romero was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners pace race.

    The pace race, the Gravel Pit Grunt, was held Tuesday on the pavement, trails and gravel located near Bandelier National Monument.

    It was a tough prediction night for most of the 30 runners and walkers taking part Tuesday, however, Romero was one of only two participants to come within 35 seconds of his finish time.

    Romero was off by just three seconds, topping Laura McClellan, who was 14 seconds off.

  • Injured cyclist in rehab

    The famous senior bicyclist who crashed into a guard gate at Los Alamos National Laboratory is in satisfactory condition, hospital officials said.

    He is in rehab for occupational, physical and cognitive therapy, said his wife, Irene Jackson-Schon, who visits him every day.

    Herb Schon, 79, of Santa Fe, suffered serious injuries when he crashed his bike on West Jemez Road near the bottom of Pajarito Ski Hill.

  • Governor meets with lawman Pat Garrett's descendants

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 130 years after Pat Garrett tracked down and killed Billy the Kid, the legendary lawman's descendants are lobbying against a postumous pardon for the Wild West outlaw.

    Three of Garrett's grandchildren and two great-grandchildren met with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and his staff Wednesday to voice their objections to a pardon for the Kid, who was born William Henry McCarty but also went by the name William Bonney.

  • Nolan Ryan group wins auction for Tx Rangers

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An investment group led by Hall of Fame pitcher and Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan won a contentious and unusual auction for the team early Thursday, beating back a nearly $600 million offer from outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

    Officials in federal bankruptcy court announced the winning bid to cheers and a standing ovation in the packed courtroom, shortly before 1 a.m. and some 10 hours after the auction began.

  • State news at a glance

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    Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE – An American Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at a New Mexico airport after passengers reported smelling smoke or fumes.

    A spokesman for Albuquerque International Sunport, Daniel Jiron, said Flight 117 from JFK to LAX landed without incident about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    He said someone reported a man had lit matches.