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Today's News

  • Indonesia tsunami toll at 272; aid arrives... Video extra included

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Planes and helicopters packed with rescue workers and supplies landed for the first time Wednesday on remote Indonesian islands that were pounded by a 10-foot (three-meter) tsunami, sweeping away villages and leaving at least 272 people dead and more than 400 missing.

    The first aerial surveys of the region revealed huge swaths of land underwater and the crumbled rubble of homes torn apart by the wave. One lay tilted, resting on the edge of its red roof, with tires and slabs of concrete piled up on the surrounding sand.

  • Basketball: James' 31 not enough to top Celtics

    BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James and the Miami Heat were showered with chants of "overrated!" They sure looked that way in their debut as a team formed to win a championship.

    The old Big Three of the Boston Celtics, playing under the franchise's 17 title banners, beat the new Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh 88-80 on Tuesday night.

  • Baseball: Lee vs. Lincecum is marquee matchup for Series opener

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cliff Lee marvels at Tim Lincecum's motion. So much torque, so much power. So darn unusual.

    "The way he does it, no one else does it that way. I like that," Lee said Tuesday, a day before the Texas Rangers ace pitches against the San Francisco Giants star in Game 1 of the World Series.

  • Storm brings wind, rain to Midwest, South

    CHICAGO (AP) — A massive storm making its way through a big chunk of the nation brought a bit of everything: strong winds, rain, tornadoes and now even some snow for parts of the Midwest.

  • Pentagon: Equipment outage at Wyo. nuke site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An equipment failure disrupted communication between 50 nuclear missiles and the launch control center at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming over the weekend, although the Air Force never lost the ability to launch the missiles.

    Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Todd Vician said the break occurred early Saturday and lasted less than one hour. The White House was briefed about the failure Tuesday morning.

  • Soccer: LA girls take on Broncos in 1st round

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team fell in about where it expected to in the Class AAAA state tournament bracket, the fates of some other teams turned out to be a bit different.
    Los Alamos was awarded the sixth seed in the Class AAAA championship bracket, which was released Sunday. The AAAA state tournament gets going Friday and continues through Nov. 6 with the state title game.

  • Soccer: LA boys get 5th seed in playoffs

    It was a crowded door to try to get through and the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was just crowded out.
    Los Alamos picked up a fifth seed in the upcoming state soccer playoffs. The bracket for the Class AAAA tournament was released Sunday.
    The No. 5 seed means the Hilltoppers (13-8) just missed out on one of the coveted top four bracket spots that as many seven teams could legitimately lay claim to this season.
    Instead, Los Alamos will play an opening round game Saturday. That game is set for 1 p.m. at Sullivan Field.

  • Reforming state government

    Asked last week who she supported for governor, a small businesswoman in Eagle Nest responded, “I hate them both! Get off the TV and let me watch my shows!”
    By now, more than a few people feel that way.
    We don’t care where Susana Martinez grew up. We don’t care about Diane Denish’s Christmas cards. Be assured that Martinez can’t give our water to Texas, even if she wanted to, and that the conflict-of-interest story about Denish’s husband is fiction.

  • Police Beat 10-26-10

    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.

    Oct. 14

    2:07 a.m. – A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny at 1200 Trinity Dr. The estimated loss is less than $250.

  • Firefighters union takes county to court

    The culmination of failed negotiations combined with the county’s recent rejection of a third party fact finder’s ruling has led the firefighters’ union to file a lawsuit.

    President Flavio Martinez of the Los Alamos Firefighters’ Association Local #3279 said Monday that the union filed the lawsuit in First District Court in Los Alamos Oct. 18.