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Today's News

  • Retail solution cannot succeed

    From the Monitor June 13:  Kevin Holsapple, “... Trinity (Place) is to anchor a share of the shopper traffic in our community that currently flees to other communities.  Increased shopper traffic in the downtown can provide increased opportunity for other businesses.”  

  • Eggs from far and near

    To me, there’s nothing like a breakfast that involves an egg. That dose of protein, I think, helps me last at work until noon or even beyond the lunch hour if need be.

    Like me, you probably often have a dozen eggs on your grocery list. And when you wake up bleary-eyed on a Saturday morning, you face the choice of how you will buy those eggs.

  • 06-08-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    May 26

    10:05 a.m. – Parker Construction of Los Alamos reported the theft of construction signs near Diamond Drive and West Road. The estimated loss is $600.

    May 27

  • Tour a few garden masterpieces

    Ever spied between the slats of a fence to see pieces of a neatly manicured garden or a backyard sprayed with a rainbow of flowers and wished to see more?

    Crane your neck no more; local residents are opening their outdoor oases to the community during the 2010 Garden Tour. The tour, which the New Mexico State University Los Alamos Master Gardeners are sponsoring, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19.

  • American Osama bin Laden hunter busted in northern Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) --" An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch (102-centimeter) sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday.

    The man, identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said he wanted to cross over into the nearby Afghan province of Nuristan because he had "heard bin Laden was living there", according to officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.

  • Obama walk in sand is prelude to primetime speech

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Laying the groundwork for an evening speech to the nation, President Barack Obama walked a pristine stretch of sand on Florida's shoreline Tuesday and pledged to "fight back with everything we've got" against the spreading oil lurking offshore.

    In a speech at Pensacola's Naval Air Station, Obama took note of the painful contrasts around him: "The sand is white. The water's blue," he said. And yet, he added, "those plumes of oil are off the coast."

  • Red Cross: 'several hundred' dead in Kyrgyz unrest

    OSH, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Several hundred people have been killed in the riots in Kyrgyzstan, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as new reports strengthened suspicions that the violence was deliberately ignited to undermine the Central Asian nation's interim government.

    The southern part of Kyrgyzstan has been convulsed by days of rioting targeting minority Uzbeks, which has left the country's second-largest city, Osh, in smoldering ruins and sent over 100,000 Uzbeks fleeing for their lives to neighboring Uzbekistan.

  • White House gate crashers land TV role

    NEW YORK (AP) — The woman who crashed President Barack Obama's first state dinner has cashed in with a reality TV deal.

    The Bravo network said Tuesday that Michaele Salahi will be featured in the next installment of its "Real Housewives" franchise, this time focused on Washington.

    Salahi and her husband, Tareq, talked their way into the dinner last November, forcing the White House to tighten security restrictions.

    "The Real Housewives of D.C." will debut Aug. 5 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

  • Big 12 lives to play another day

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Staring at extinction, the Big 12 is once again in play.

    The beleaguered conference made a rousing comeback Monday, when Texas declined an invitation to join the Pac-10 and decided to stay in the Big 12.

    Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M quickly followed the Longhorns by recommitting to the conference after commissioner Dan Beebe convinced his members they would make more money in television and media deals in a 10-team Big 12 then in a 16-team Pac-10.

  • Cycling: Calvert, Baum repeat as top riders in Pajarito Punishment

    It was a repeat win for both the top competitors at this 2010 Pajarito Punishment.

    The Pajarito Punishment, a New Mexico Off-Road Series race, was held Saturday at Pajarito Mountain. The Punishment is considered one of the toughest races in the NMORS. In all, 151 riders finished Saturday’s race.