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Today's News

  • Governor mulls pardon for Billy the Kid

    SANTA FE — The showdown between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid has fascinated the American public for nearly 130 years with its classic, Old West storyline of the frontier lawman hunting down the notorious gunslinger.

    As it turns out, the feud isn’t completely over.

    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is considering granting a posthumous pardon to Billy the Kid, angering descendants of Garrett who call it an insult to recognize such a violent outlaw.

  • Survey: Drugs not often used at school

    What goes through the minds of teen drug users?

    Members of the Youth Mobilizers, Y program, created a survey to find out.

    The survey was conducted in January and February. High school graduates Josh Dolin and Emi Weeks, senior Katarina Juarez and junior Myles Gurule each took a role in the survey. The Mobilizers interviewed 50 high school students who were thought to use drugs or drink alcohol.

    “It was surprising how honest people were,” Weeks said.

    The survey results showed:

  • Tennis: LATC hosting tournament at Urban Park

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club will once again be hosting its championship tournament this weekend.

    LATC’s tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park, is expecting 40 participants this year for its men’s and women’s draws.

    Saturday’s play starts at 8 a.m.

    Tournament director Bob Tonelli said most of the participants in the men’s side are from Los Alamos but the women’s side will have several out-of-town competitors included.

  • Running: Romero picks up win at pace race Tuesday

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

    This week’s pace race, held Tuesday, started at Piñon Park in White Rock.

    Romero finished the race just 17 seconds off his predicted finish time Tuesday, topping next-closest finisher Bob Weeks by four seconds. Karen Thorn was 35 seconds off.

    Ben Rees was the top finisher on the 1-mile course Tuesday, completing the short course in 6:27. Jackie Peckham was the top female finisher with her time of 28:15.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA results this week

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments held at San Juan Country Club and Piñon Hills Country Club earlier this week.

    San Juan Country Club

    Monday

    First flight

    First low gross

    Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, 80.

    Second low gross

    Steve Martinez, Santa Fe, 81.

    First low net

    Al Rey, Santa Fe, 69.

    Second low net

    Dennis Saiz, Santa Fe, 72.

    Second flight

    First low gross

  • Huge developer eyes Trinity site

    If North American Development Group wins the Trinity Site redevelopment lottery, upscale retail is in Los Alamos’ near future.

    The Canada- and U.S.-based developer, which owns or runs more than 10 million square feet of shopping center space, would like to develop a “pedestrian friendly” center in Los Alamos.

  • Arizona preparing appeal of immigration ruling

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is preparing to ask an appeals court to lift a judge's ruling that put most of the state's immigration law on hold in a key first-round victory for the federal government in a fight that may go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Gov. Jan Brewer called Wednesday's decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton "a bump in the road" and vowed to appeal.

  • Stocks fall as traders await Friday's GDP report

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday as investors took a dim view of the latest report on unemployment and warily waited for the government's reading on second-quarter gross domestic product.

    Stocks initially rose on some upbeat earnings reports, but momentum quickly faded. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 74 points in midday trading and other major stock indexes also fell.

  • Mother Nature helps firefighters battle Calif fire

    TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — Calm, cool weather Thursday morning dampened a wildfire that destroyed 25 buildings north of Los Angeles, but crews were prepared for afternoon winds that could kick up the flames again, a fire spokesman said.

    The blaze had burned about 2¼ square miles and still threatened about 150 homes, but it was 25 percent contained. If the weather cooperates, the fire should be fully surrounded by Friday, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman John Buchanan.

  • Football: Haynesworth getting no breaks from Redskins

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Albert Haynesworth finally showed up for work — and quickly learned the Washington Redskins won't be cutting him any slack.

    On the eve of the first day of training camp, Haynesworth ended his months-long boycott of the team by meeting Wednesday morning with coach Mike Shanahan. Hardly sympathetic to the plight of a player who recently received a $21 million bonus, the coach wasn't about to let bygones by bygones.