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Today's News

  • Update 12-08-10

    Fund set up to help White Rock barber

    A fund has been set up to help White Rock barber Julian Ortiz, who was recently released from the hospital. Those who wish to help Ortiz with expenses while he is out of work may make donations in person or over the phone at Los Alamos National Bank.

    Open enrollment

  • Be There 12-08-10

    Today
    Nate Downey will speak on permaculture and his new book “Harvest the Rain,” as part of the Winter Wednesdays Talk, at 7 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah will hold the annual Hadassah Bake Sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.

  • Annual Hadassah bake sale Thursday

    The Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah will hold the annual Hadassah bake sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.
    For more than 30 years, the event has attracted many buyers who return to purchase cakes, cookies, pies and the traditional twisted Jewish bread, challah. Cakes and pastries represent traditions that have in many cases, been passed from mother to daughter. Often goodies are sold out by noon.

  • Community announcements 12-08-10

    Key Club collects donations

    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club.
    To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or anna
    carroll12@gmail.com.

  • Fans remember John Lennon 30 years after his death

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future.

    On the 30th anniversary of Lennon's murder outside his Manhattan apartment building, admirers played his music nearby at Strawberry Fields and placed flowers on a mosaic named for his song "Imagine."

  • Private company launches test spacecraft for NASA

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company launched a spacecraft Wednesday in a bold demonstration test for NASA that could lead to a space station supply run next year.

    The Falcon 9 rocket, owned by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., blasted into a clear, chilly morning sky, carrying a capsule named Dragon. The company, known as SpaceX, aimed to place the capsule in orbit and then bring it back to Earth three hours later.

  • Obama facing tough sell in own party on tax deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal, President Barack Obama is pressuring fellow Democrats to vote for a bill accepted by many Republicans — legislation that would retain existing tax rates for the middle class and stretch the safety net for the jobless.

  • Hackers strike back to support WikiLeaks founder

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks supporters struck back Wednesday at perceived enemies of the site and its jailed founder Julian Assange, launching hack attacks against MasterCard, Swedish prosecutors, a Swedish lawyer and a Swiss group that froze Assange's bank account.

  • House Democrats' bill freezes most agency budgets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are promising to freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments while wrapping Congress' unfinished annual spending bills into a single catchall measure.

    The 423-page measure, unveiled in the wee hours Wednesday, would cap the agencies' operating budgets at $1.2 trillion, the level of the budget year that ended in September. That's about 4 percent less than President Barack Obama asked for.

  • Elizabeth Edwards' legacy: toughness amid tragedy

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A son dying young. A six-year battle with cancer. A humiliating betrayal.

    Americans knew Elizabeth Edwards in large part through her tragedies, but more importantly, they knew her for the vitality and determination she showed through them. Her cancer incurable and her former-presidential-candidate husband mired in a paternity scandal, she did not shrink from public life but shared her story and advocated for health-care reform.