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Today's News

  • Has overfishing ended? Top US scientist says yes

    BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in at least a century, U.S. fishermen won't take too much of any species from the sea, one of the nation's top fishery scientists says.

    The projected end of overfishing comes during a turbulent fishing year that's seen New England fishermen switch to a radically new management system. But scientist Steve Murawski said that for the first time in written fishing history, which goes back to 1900, "As far as we know, we've hit the right levels, which is a milestone."

  • Fans celebrate Elvis' 76th birthday in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans, including Chilean miner Edison Pena, have gathered at Graceland to sing "Happy Birthday" on the late rock n' roll icon's 76th birthday.

    Pena, the guest of honor Saturday at Elvis' birthday party, cut into a 4-foot high cake fashioned to look like stacked television sets as fans cheered both the singer and the miner outside Elvis' longtime Memphis home.

    Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Miss.

  • Details of suspect in Ariz rampage slowly emerge

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — An initial portrait of the man accused of shooting Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head in an attack that also killed six people outside a Tucson grocery store slowly began to emerge, as authorities described a young man with a troubled past and neighbors recalled a 22-year-old who often kept to himself.

    One former classmate said the accused gunman, Jared Loughner, often did his own thing. Another described him as a student who disrupted class with occasional outbursts.

  • NM heads of environment, veterans affairs selected

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — An experienced engineer and adjunct professor was nominated Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez to run a state agency that has been in the spotlight recently over its plans to participate in a regional cap-and-trade program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

    F. David Martin, a New Mexico Tech adjunct associate professor, was selected as cabinet secretary of the Environment Department.

  • Martinez makes two nominations to cabinet

    Governor Susana Martinez announced today that she has made two nominations to her cabinet – Col. Timothy Hale as Secretary of Veterans Affairs and F. David Martin as Secretary of the Environment.
     

  • Techno-terror bites

    A tsunami is an onslaught of waves generated in any large body of water by an earthquake, volcanic eruption, or some other cataclysmic disturbance.  Drop a large enough object into the Atlantic Ocean and you would generate a tsunami (maybe we could toss Washington D.C. in just to test this out?).

  • Just A Wag 01-07-11

    Mortillaro breaks silence
    Former County Administrator Tony Mortillaro has written a letter to the community. Look for it on Sunday’s opinion page in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Settlement approved
    Word is that Judge Barbara Vigil signed the order Monday approving the settlement that local attorneys Christine and George Chandler reached with the  county council halting an election on the question posed in a petition regarding the location of the new municipal building.

  • The playoffs: more fun than texting...

    Bad news.
    Brett Favre is going to retire.
    Maybe.
    For a good percentage of the football fans I know, that’s incentive enough not to watch the NFL playoffs. A playoff season without Favre is like a night without stars or a hotel room without an attractive masseuse.

  • Sports update 01-07-11

    Girls hoops game rescheduled for Feb. 19

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has rescheduled its away game with Piedra Vista, Los Alamos High School’s athletic office announced Tuesday.
    The game, originally scheduled for Dec. 17, will be played Feb. 19. The game was postponed by a snowstorm.
    Game times are set for 11 a.m. for the C team, 12:30 p.m. for the junior varsity and 2 p.m. for the varsity.

    Jr. ’Toppers start again Saturday

  • Hockey: LA starts tourney Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has three games scheduled in the upcoming Taos Mid-Season Tournament.
    The tournament, which starts Friday in Taos, includes all 10 teams from the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League.
    Los Alamos, which is currently second in league standings, has a pair of games scheduled Saturday and a third Sunday.
    It will take on Cibola bright and early Saturday — game time is set for 7:15 a.m. — then face Albuquerque’s Outkast at 1:45 p.m. Sunday’s game against La Cueva is set for 11:30 a.m.