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  • Topes Notes 05-24-12

    Fresno tops Albuquerque, 10-7
    The Albuquerque Isotopes weathered a big inning by the Fresno Grizzlies in Tuesday’s game, but couldn’t pull off the same feat Wednesday.
    Fresno scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Albuquerque 10-7 Wednesday night at Isotopes Park. The finale of their four-game series is tonight in Albuquerque.
    Fernando Nieve (1-2, 11.19 ERA) struggled in the fifth after replacing starting pitcher Mike Parisi. Nieve surrendered two home runs in the inning, including a grand slam by Fresno’s Roger Kieschnick after the Grizzlies loaded the bases on a single, an error by first baseman Jeff Baisley and a hit batsman.

  • LAGC hosts first big tourney of summer

    Los Alamos Golf Course is set to host its first major tournament of the summer this weekend.
    While it’s technically not summer yet, many consider Memorial Day the kick-off of the season. LAGC is no exception, as it hosts the Memorial Day Best Ball Tournament starting Saturday.
    The Memorial Day Best Ball tournament is one of four course-sponsored events that mark the course’s busiest time of the year.
    This summer is shaping up to be a busy one at LAGC, despite the fact it’s still working through design and funding issues with Los Alamos County. Money for course improvements, including the construction of a new clubhouse, has been approved by council, but those improvements may still be several years away.

  • NM governor, husband OK after plane's hard landing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A spokesman for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she and her husband were not injured when a small private airplane carrying them to Santa Fe landed without its gears down.

    Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said in a statement that the Republican governor and her husband, Chuck Franco, were aboard a single-engine plane Wednesday night when the aircraft was forced to make a hard landing.

  • Today in History for May 24th
  • Gulf Fishermen Reel From Seafood Troubles

    Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill effects of the BP spill may be far from over.

  • Raw Video: Tornado Appears During Wedding
  • Rep. Jim Hall's District 43 Report

    This is the third in my monthly series on “doings” in District 43.  It will be brief since I submitted previous articles on two major issues this month--Opioid Abuse and on Forest Restoration.  Other activities since the middle of April included a meeting with the Northern New Mexico branch of the National Association of Women Small Business Owners.  I heard many inspiring stories of successful startups in Northern New Mexico, usually at the cost of many, many hours and great financial risk. 

  • Iowa Man With Zebra, Parrot in Truck Gets DUI
  • Truthdig.com's Santa Fe retreat makes side trip to LA

    Truthdig.com’s bus tour to New Mexico and Santa Fe made a side trip to Los Alamos Wednesday.

    After visiting the Bradbury Science Museum, the 60-person tour had a picnic lunch at Ashley Pond and listened to Greg Mello give a brief talk on the area. Mello said afterward the tour was heading to Bandelier National Monument. Among the people on the tour were Truthdig contributors Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Col. Ann Wright. Among some of the people scheduled to meet the tour in Santa Fe include actress Shirley MacLaine and Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

  • Two from LANL selected for DOE Early Career Awards

    Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Lab’s Metallurgy group and Ivan Vitev of the lab’s Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group are among the recipients of the DOE Office of Science 2012 Early Career Awards.
    The DOE Office of Science recently announced the researchers who have been selected for a financial award under the fiscal year 2012 Early Career Research Program.
    The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the Office of Science.