• 'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81

    LONDON (AP) — Known on the one hand for his starring role in "Lawrence of Arabia," leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, Peter O'Toole was one of the most magnetic, charismatic and fun figures in British acting.

    O'Toole, who died Saturday at age 81 at the private Wellington Hospital in London after a long bout of illness, was nominated a record eight times for an Academy Award without taking home a single statue.

    He was fearsomely handsome, with burning blue eyes and a penchant for hard living which long outlived his decision to give up alcohol. Broadcaster Michael Parkinson told Sky News television it was hard to be too sad about his passing.

    "Peter didn't leave much of life unlived, did he?" he said.

    A reformed — but unrepentant — hell-raiser, O'Toole long suffered from ill health. Always thin, he had grown wraithlike in later years, his famously handsome face eroded by years of outrageous drinking.

    But nothing diminished his flamboyant manner and candor.

  • People In the News 12-08-13

    Kyle Stephens, of Los Alamos, is a member of the 2013 LSC Championship football team. With the win over Texas A&M-Commerce, the Greyhounds clinch a share of the Lone Star Conference title, marking their first LSC championship since the 1991 season.
    The Greyhounds shared the LSC South title in 1999 and 2000, but haven’t won the overall title since posting a 7-3-1 record with a 5-1 LSC mark in 1991.
    Eastern has not won seven games in a season since going 8-3 in the 2002 season.
    The Hounds 6 game win streak is the longest current streak in the LSC and the first time for the program since opening the 1998 season at 7-0.
    ENMU is a NCAA Division II institution, affiliated with the Lone Star Conference. 

  • Lou Reed, iconic punk poet, dead at 71

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Reed was a pioneer for countless bands who didn't worry about their next hit single.

    Reed, who died Sunday at age 71, radically challenged rock's founding promise of good times and public celebration. As leader of the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, he was the father of indie rock, and an ancestor of punk, New Wave and the alternative rock movements of the 1970s, '80s and beyond.

    He influenced generations of musicians from David Bowie and R.E.M. to Talking Heads and Sonic Youth.

    "The first Velvet Underground record sold 30,000 copies in the first five years," Brian Eno, who produced albums by Roxy Music and Talking Heads among others, once said. "I think everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band!"

  • People In the News 10-27-13

    Nathan Clements, 16, son of Bradford and Jane Clements, of Los Alamos traveled to Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., for the 58th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate tournament and placed first in varsity and second in junior varsity divisions as part of the Concordia debaters team.

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    Girl Scout Troop 97 announces Jessica Hall, Shannon Irwin and Maia Menefee of Los Alamos have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award that for girls ages 11-14.
    Each cadette worked to complete a series of leadership challenges and an extensive service project in her community. It takes a minimum of 40 hours of preparation, planning, and work to accomplish the Silver Award goals a girl sets for herself.
    To earn the Silver Award, Hall, Irwin and Menefee completed a project that involved building a Little Free Library, 1325 43rd St. It is a “take a book, return a book” with a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up books to share.
    To learn more about Little Free Libraries, visit littlefreelibrary.org/.

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  • Births 10-27-13

    Oct. 2 — A girl, Rosalie Elizabeth Grano, born to Andrea Rose and Shane Angelo Grano.
    Oct. 5 — A girl, Emmalyn Thuy-An Dichosa, born to Thuy Nguyen and Armand Dichosa.
    Oct. 7 — A boy, Jackson Rivero Martinez, born to Kaitlin and Ryan Martinez.
    Oct. 16 — A boy, Jase Douglas Blaylock, born to Shannon and Joe Blaylock.  

  • Births 10-20-13

    Oct. 8 — A boy, Truett Britton Ader, born to Leah and Ryan Ader.
    Oct. 9 — A boy, Kort Thomas Keller, born to Talia and Brad Keller.
    Oct. 12 — A boy, Santiago P. Castaneda, born to Anita K. Archuleta and Paul F. Castaneda. 

  • People In the News 10-20-13

    Los Alamos High School announces that Charlotte Berg, Matthew Davenport, Justine Dombrowski, Victoria Hypes, Ariel Koh, Charles Mielke, Nathan Phillps and Jing Xie have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and National Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

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    The following Los Alamos students are now attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo: Nickolis Martin, majoring in Exercise Science — Exercise Physiology Option, Susanna Lucido, majoring in Psychology. Nolan Bell, majoring in Sociology and Human Services.

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  • Pioneering Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dead at 88
  • Births 10-06-13

    Sept. 21 — A girl. Emelina Ortiz, born to Elyza and Daniel Ortiz.
    Sept. 21 — A girl. Annalia Trujillo, born to Angelia Bustos and Anthony Trujillo.
    Sept. 22 — A girl. Catherine Nicole Dallmann, born to Laura Stonehill and Nicholas Dallmann.
    Sept. 24 — A girl. Serenity Arya Allander, born to Joslynn MacNeilage and Sean Allander.
    Oct. 1 — A boy. Jace Jaryd Marquez, born to Agatha and Jaryd Marquez. 

  • People In the News 10-06-13

    Air Force Airman William J. Kressin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
    Kressin is the son of Paul and Mary Ann Kressin of Los Alamos. He graduated from a home-school program in 2011.

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    Leadership New Mexico has selected Robert Bransford, facilities and procurement manager at Los Alamos National Bank as the local leader from Los Alamos to be a part of the 29 participants in the 2013-2014 Connect New Mexico Program: “The Next Generation of Leadership.”

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