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Milestones

  • People in the News 09-30-12

    Dr. Genna Frances Reeves-DeArmond, a 2002 graduate of Los Alamos High School, graduated from Oregon State University in September.
    She earned a doctorate in design and human environment, with an emphasis in historic and cultural aspects of dress and textiles and a minor in visual rhetoric and museum and heritage studies.
    Reeves-DeArmond completed a dissertation titled, “Understanding historical events through dress and costume displays at Titanic museum attractions.”
    She received the Ruth Warnke Graduate Fellowship for outstanding research from Oregon State University. She also received awards for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, Student Engagement and Leadership of Undergraduate Research and served as the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services Advisory Board Co-Chairwoman while at OSU.
    She is the recipient of the 2012 Sara Douglas Fellowship for Doctoral Professional Promise through ITAA. She completed an internship at the Santa Fe Opera in the costume departments during her undergraduate coursework in 2005.
    Reeves-DeArmond is the daughter of Margaret and Frank Reeves Jr. of Los Alamos.

  • Publicist: 'Moon River' singer Andy Williams dies


    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about.

    "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once recalled. "Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself."

    Williams' plaintive tenor, boyish features and easy demeanor helped him outlast many of the rock stars who had displaced him and such fellow crooners as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He remained on the charts into the 1970s, and continued to perform in his 80s at the Moon River Theatre he built in Branson, Mo. In November 2011, when Williams announced that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, he vowed to return to performing the following year: His 75th in show business.

  • 09-09-12 Births

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

     

    Aug. 27: A girl, Maliyah Aubree Vigil, born to Melinda Lucero and Derek Vigil

    Aug. 21: A boy, William Michael Wheat, born to Angela and William Wheat
    • Aug. 25: A girl, Selena Veronica Truman, born to Maria and Edward Truman

    Aug. 26: A girl, Aniah Hope Trujillo, born to Esther Sanchez and Leonard Trujillo

  • 'Green Mile' actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54--Video Extra

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and such other box office hits as "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," is dead at age 54.

    Clarke died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, reality TV personality Rev. Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily.

    The muscular, 6-foot-4 (1.96 meter) Duncan, a former bodyguard who turned to acting in his 30s, "suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered," the statement said. "Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."

  • Births 09-02-12

    The Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Aug. 14: A boy, Jeremiah Shine Brake, born to Rita and Mike Brake
    • Aug. 20: A boy, Leeum Josiah Riddick, born to Letisha L. Trujillo and Charlie R. Riddick
    • Aug. 21: A boy, William Michael Wheat, born to Angela and William Wheat
    • Aug. 25: A girl, Selena Veronica Truman, born to Maria and Edward Truman

  • Births 08-26-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Aug. 1: A boy, Grady William Nackers, Christina and William Nackers  

    • Aug. 2: A girl, Hazel Bryn Torres, born to Kaylee and Aaron Torres

    • Aug. 4: A girl, Charlotte Sofia Moro, born to Lauren and Erik Moro

    • Aug. 7: A boy, Gabriel Vincent Elca, born to Divina Anunciado and Aridel Elca

    • Aug. 7: A girl, Emily Q. Huang, born to Wenjing Oiu and Chen Huang

    • Aug. 8: A boy, Elijah Ben Arellano, born to Faith Martinez and Jerome Arellano

    • Aug. 9: A girl, Joslynn Marie Romero, born to Alicia Herrera and Eric Romero

    • Aug. 10: A boy, Lucius Kang, born to Ni Ni and Zhongbo Kang

    • Aug. 13: A girl, Mia Bella Sandoval, born to Brittany and Frank Sandoval

    • Aug. 14: A girl, Jazmine Lynette Martinez, born to Cassandra Jordan and Juan Martinez

  • Astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at age 82--video extra


    CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.

    Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, his family said in a statement Saturday. It didn't say where he died.

    Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century's scientific expeditions. His first words after setting foot on the surface are etched in history books and the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast.

    "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," Armstrong said.

  • Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles--Video Extra

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.

    "She died peacefully in her sleep and with a smile on her face," her longtime manager, Milton Suchin, told The Associated Press.

    Diller, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 1999, was found by her son, Perry Diller. The cause of her death has not been released.

    She was a staple of nightclubs and television from the 1950s — when female comics were rare indeed — until her retirement in 2002. Diller built her stand-up act around the persona of the corner-cutting housewife ("I bury a lot of my ironing in the backyard") with bizarre looks, a wardrobe to match (by "Omar of Omaha") and a husband named "Fang."

  • 'Top Gun' director dies after jumping off bridge--Video Extra

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.

    The 68-year-old Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.

    "I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time," Scott's spokesman, Simon Halls, said in a statement.

    Several people called 911 around 12:35 p.m. to report that someone had jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Tim Nordquist.

    A dive team with Los Angeles Port Police pulled the body from the murky water several hours later, Nordquist said. Scott's body was taken to a dock in Wilmington and turned over to the county coroner's office.

  • Ron Palillo of 'Welcome Back Kotter' Dies at 63