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  • Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach After Video
  • Young woman injured in car accident

    An 18-year-old woman was driving down North Road Wednesday morning when the windows in her Nissan Sentra reportedly fogged up, causing her to veer into a parked Chevrolet truck. She was transported to the hospital for injuries. No other information was made available regarding the extent of injuries or her condition.

  • UNM taps Neal to replace Alford

     

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico didn't have to look far to find its next head coach.

    Craig Neal, who spent the past six seasons as the team's top assistant, was hired Tuesday to replace Steve Alford.

    Athletic director Paul Krebs made the announcement in a one-word tweet: "Noodles," a reference to Neal's nickname. The university confirmed that Neal would be introduced as UNM's 20th head basketball coach during a news conference Wednesday.

    As assistant head coach under Alford, Neal helped the Lobos win back-to-back Mountain West Conference titles and reach three NCAA tournaments.

    Players and fans had voiced their support for Neal as the top choice after Alford revealed last weekend that he was leaving for UCLA. Emotions were raw the last few days, but Krebs' announcement helped dissolve some of the uncertainty and disappointment that was sparked by Alford's departure.

    While Krebs was guarded about the future of the head coaching spot on Saturday, he said during a news conference that Neal was a candidate and would provide continuity and stability for the program.

  • Today in History April 3
  • Craig Neal hired as head coach at New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico didn't have to look far to find its next head coach.

    Craig Neal, who spent the past six seasons as the team's top assistant, was hired Tuesday to replace Steve Alford.

    Athletic director Paul Krebs made the announcement in a one-word tweet: "Noodles," a reference to Neal's nickname. The university confirmed that Neal would be introduced as UNM's 20th head basketball coach during a news conference Wednesday.

    As assistant head coach under Alford, Neal helped the Lobos win back-to-back Mountain West Conference titles and reach three NCAA tournaments.

    Players and fans had voiced their support for Neal as the top choice after Alford revealed last weekend that he was leaving for UCLA. Emotions were raw the last few days, but Krebs' announcement helped dissolve some of the uncertainty and disappointment that was sparked by Alford's departure.

    While Krebs was guarded about the future of the head coaching spot on Saturday, he said during a news conference that Neal was a candidate and would provide continuity and stability for the program.

  • Raw: Video Shows Giant Sinkhole That Killed Man

    Video released by a Hillsborough County, Florida inspection crew shows various angles of the massive sinkhole that swallowed a man as he slept in his bedroom in February.

  • World Health Day focuses on high blood pressure

    This year on April 7, World Health Day, focuses on high blood pressure, one of the many chronic diseases that are increasingly common around the world. 

    The World Health Organization reports that one third of adults worldwide have high blood pressure, and one in ten adults worldwide have diabetes. These diseases are already well known in the United States, where high blood pressure affects 31 percent of American adults. However, the highest levels of hypertension now occur in many African countries, where more than 40 percent of adults are affected, but where the money and infrastructure needed for treatment are most lacking.

  • Be There 04-02-13

     

    Wednesday

    Brown Bag, LAAC presents Belisama Dance Company and Scottish Country Dancers. Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes. Noon at Fuller Lodge. Free. Brown bag is funded in part by the County of Los Alamos. 

     

    Christine Chavez, Los Alamos County’s Water and Energy Conservation coordinator will present the county’s Energy and Water Conservation Plan, which outlines conservation goals for utility customers. The talk will be at 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, media room 203, building 2.

    Friday

  • Time management learned via activities

    Welcome to April and the Asset category of Constructive Use of Time.

    This category contains four Assets, which include: 

    • Creative activities — Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts.

    • Youth programs — Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in community organizations.

    • Religious Community —Young person spends one hour or more per week in activities in a religious institution.

    • Time at home — Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do” two or fewer nights per week.

  • Tax deal can lead to compromise

    Bloggers and editorial writers have examined the Legislature’s love child — the surprise, last-second, tax package that looked like both parents — and hooted about transparency and back-room deals. 

    But the tax deal was a compromise, fair and square, and it was refreshing to see legislators stop jawboning and hustle to get it done. 

    It’s now being touted as “tax reform.” It’s not, and to be clear, it doesn’t raise all boats.

    From the beginning of the session, lawmakers focused on the economy. 

    The most serious proposals boiled down to a handful. Democrats wanted a minimum wage raise, a tax incentive for TV productions (the “Breaking Bad” bill) and capital outlay.