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Milestones

  • Births 09-08-13

    Aug. 24 — A girl, Kavya Sage Reiten, born to Suchitra Ramani-Reiten and Matthew Reiten
    Aug. 26 — A girl, Kristen Marie Charonko, born to Cami and John Charonko
    Sept. 1 — A boy, Noah Steven Gomez, born to Lauren Guillen and Jesse Gomez

  • Broadcaster David Frost dies

    LONDON (AP) — Veteran broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his interview with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74.

    Frost died of a heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give a speech, the family said. The cruise company Cunard says its vessel had left the English port of Southampton on Saturday for a 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean.

    Known for incisive interviews of leading public figures, Frost spent more than 50 years as a television star.

    Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "My heart goes out to David Frost's family. He could be — and certainly was with me — both a friend and a fearsome interviewer.

    The BBC says it received a statement from Frost's family saying it was devastated and asking "for privacy at this difficult time."

  • People In the News 09-01-13

    Cody Stewart, of Los Alamos, has been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the spring semester. Stewart is a nursing major and has been placed on the Provost’s List.  

  • Births 08-25-13

    July 20 — A boy, Isaac Gregory Sewell, born to Sarah and Christopher Sewell
    July 30 — A girl, Hanna Mary Storlie, born to Andrea Mae Niffe and Curtis Byron Storlie
    Aug. 10 — A girl, Trinity Rose Balderas, born to Lori and Chris Balderas
    Aug. 14 — A girl, Naomi Alice Braithwaite, born to Kylie and Ryan Braithwaite
    Aug. 17 — A girl, Renee Kathleen Ramsey, born to Kate and Scott Ramsey

  • People In the News 08-25-13

    Northern Arizona University congratulates more than 4,500 students who made the Dean’s List in the spring 2013 semester. The following students are from Los Alamos. Haley Ball, Dion Obermeyer and Alyssa Whittemore. 

  • Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

    DETROIT (AP) — He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime.

    Every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best-seller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name. George Clooney was an admirer. So were Quentin Tarantino, Aerosmith, Saul Bellow and Stephen King, not to mention bellhops, waiters, accountants and millions of others.

    Leonard, who died Tuesday morning at age 87, helped achieve for crime writing what King did for horror and Ray Bradbury for science fiction. He made it hip, and he made it respectable.

    When the public flocked to watch John Travolta in the movie version of "Get Shorty" in 1995, its author became the darling of Hollywood's hottest young directors. Book critics and literary stars, prone to dismissing crime novels as light entertainments, competed for adjectives to praise him. Last fall, he became the first crime writer to receive an honorary National Book Award, a prize given in the past to Philip Roth, Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller.

  • People In the News 08-18-13

    Benjamin Batha, of Los Alamos, a senior majoring in computer science and political science at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the spring 2013 semester.
    Batha is the son of Margo and Steven Batha, and a graduate of Los Alamos High School. 

  • People In the News 08-11-13

    Ariana N. Rowberry, a 2009 Los Alamos High School graduate, is the recipient of The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. She will be working at the Arms Control Initiative at the Brookings Institution. Rowberry received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and peace, war and defense with highest honors from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in May.

  • People In the News 07-28-13

    Meghan Montoya, of Los Alamos, and a junior at the College of William and Mary, is one of 44 undergraduate students accepted into the 2013 Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.
    Montoya was connected to the HSCI through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program.
    She is spending 10 weeks in the Joslin Diabetes Center. Her project is to identify factors produced by fibroadipogeneic precursors — cells that mature into connective tissue or fat cells — that regulate stem cell differentiation into skeletal muscle.

  • People In the News 07-25-13

    Ashley Montoya, of Los Alamos has been accepted into the Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado, Denver Anschutz Medical Campus for the Fall 2013 semester. Montoya graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2004 and The University of New Mexico in 2008. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Yvonne Montoya of White Rock.