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Today's News

  • Latest blunder feeds frustration in the Gulf

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Earlier this month, BP boldly predicted the oil gushing from the bottom of the sea would be reduced to a "relative trickle" within days, and President Barack Obama told the nation last week that as much as 90 percent would soon be captured. But those goals seemed wildly optimistic Thursday after yet another setback a mile underwater.

  • Sticking points keep work going on Wall St. bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators struggled to meet a self-imposed Thursday deadline to wrap up a massive financial regulation bill, with two major sticking points standing in the way of completing legislation that has been one year in the making.

    Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, huddled with fellow senators to resolve disputes over how far to go in restricting banks from engaging in securities deals.

  • Tennis: Nadal misses queen but advances at Wimbledon

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The King of Clay passed up a chance to meet the Queen of England.

    Rafael Nadal had another priority — winning at Wimbledon.

    Queen Elizabeth II visited the All England Club for the first time since 1977 and met a small group of current and former players, including Roger Federer and the Williams sisters. Nadal was invited, but his practice schedule conflicted, and he wanted to be in top form for his second-round match later Thursday.

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  • Judge who nixed drill ban reported oil investments

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, according to financial disclosure reports. He's also a new member of a secret national security court.

    U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, a 1983 appointee of President Ronald Reagan, reported owning less than $15,000 in stock in 2008 in Transocean Ltd., the company that owned the sunken Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

  • Thank You Letters

    Garden party  

    Added up together, there were more than 1,000 garden visits at the recent Los Alamos Gardeners’ Tour. The Garden Tour committee thanks the garden owners, Bev and Martin Cooper, Russell and Marion Pack, Steve Foltyn, the Steve Storms family, Robert and Mary McQuinn, Earl and Linda Hoffman and Pat Walls, for opening their gardens for the day.  

  • Curb appeal pays off handsomely

    A fresh new look is blanketing downtown Los Alamos as businesses embrace a matching funds program. The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, through its MainStreet Curb Appeal grant program, facilitated the award of matching funds to downtown businesses and organizations that made curb appeal improvements.

    More than 10 downtown businesses took advantage of the offer including LA Fitness, REA, Finishing Touch, Dr. Lee Acupuncture, Bi-Lingual Montessori School, Pet Pangaea, ReMax, Coffee Booth, Southwest Office Solutions and the Family YMCA, among others.

  • Obama and Clinton: The best and brightest

    We put a man on the moon and returned him safely to Earth. More than once, even.

    Inspired yet? More Nobel laureates and millionaires are in the Obama administration than ever before. Feel a tingle down your leg maybe?

    All of the pieces are in place for a remarkable turn of events.

    For the first time in our history, a sitting president will face a primary challenge from a member of his own cabinet. If this isn’t hope and change, what is?

  • Questions surround gov.’s intent

    SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson still has Billy the Kid on his mind. This time, instead of trying to dig him up, he’s wanting to pardon him for his sins.

    The governor invited me to his office a few months ago to ask if I would help him gauge public opinion, especially among the Billy community, about his project.

  • 06-15-10 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.

    June 3

    12:24 a.m. – Joseph Farish, 18, of Los Alamos was arrested at 41st Street and Urban and charged with possession of marijuana after an investigation following a traffic stop.