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  • FDA to consider approval of genetically modified salmon as safe to eat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it's OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat.

    The Food and Drug Administration is holding two days of hearings on a request to market genetically modified salmon. Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty, the Massachusetts company that made the marketing request, said at the meeting Monday that his company's fish product is safe and environmentally sustainable.

  • Bodybuilding competition drew top competitors

    Los Alamos Fitness Center sponsored the fourth annual OCB Southern Rockies Natural bodybuilding competition.

    The competition was Sept. 11 at Duane Smith Auditorium. 

    View a photo slideshow of the event currently in the Multimedia section of lamonitor.com.

     

      

      

          

      

       

  • Mascheroni released to halfway house

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A physicist accused after an FBI sting operation of trying help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon has been released to a halfway house.

    Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni appeared Monday in Albuquerque before a federal magistrate.

    A defense attorney argued Mascheroni has posed to no threat to national security or a danger to the community in the 11 months since a search warrant was served at his Los Alamos home.

    The judge also agreed to place Mascheroni's wife, Marjorie, on house arrest.

  • Bicyclist hit by car rushed to hospital

    A vehicle crashed into a bicyclist riding on Bathtub Row this morning.

    "The bicyclist's injuries are serious but don't appear life-threatening," said Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Thompson.

    Sgt. Jeff Regenold was at the scene and said the accident occurred at about 7:10 a.m. when a 39-year-old man making a right-hand turn in his 1998 Ford station wagon hit a 56-year-old woman riding her bicycle.

    The impact from the vehicle left a deep gash in the woman's foot, which was bleeding profusely, Regenold said.

  • National Take-Back Initiative for expired drugs

    On Saturday, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from the nation’s medicine cabinets.

    In Los Alamos, the Los Alamos Police Department will set up a collection site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Rd.

    The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. 

  • County’s side of firefighter flap

    Los Alamos County officials are speaking out for the first time about contact negotiations, which reached an impasse with Firefighters’ Association Local 3279.

    “This notion that we somehow don’t value the firefighters is just absurd,” said County Council Chair Michael Wismer in response to recent comments by the firefighters’ union.

  • NM gets millions for energy projects

    SANTA FE (AP) — A new federal report shows millions of federal stimulus dollars are being spent on energy projects in New Mexico.
    The report released by the U.S. Department of Energy shows nearly 100 projects and tax credits totaling nearly $670 million in New Mexico, from environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory to new investments in smart grid and other renewable energy technology.
    Part of the funding — $50 million — is going to the state to build a sustainable transportation sector.

  • Critics of New Mexico mine petition Supreme Court

    ALBUQUERQUE(AP) — Opponents have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision allowing a company to leach mine uranium at an aquifer that supplies drinking water for 15,000 Navajos in northwestern New Mexico.
    The move came after the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver denied a request in May for a rehearing on licenses to Hydro Resources Inc.

  • Census report: New Mexico’s poverty rate rises in ‘08-’09

    SANTA FE (AP) — More New Mexicans have fallen into poverty during the past two years and the state has the third highest poverty rate in the nation, according to the latest Census Bureau report.
    The increase in poverty reflects the recession taking a firmer hold in New Mexico, said Gerry Bradley, an economist and research director for New Mexico Voices for Children, an Albuquerque-based group that advocates for social programs benefiting the poor and children.
    The poverty rate in New Mexico was 19.3 percent in 2008-2009 compared with 15.5 percent in 2006-2007.

  • Anti-fraud arts, crafts law gets muscle

    ZUNI (AP) — Zuni silversmith Tony Eriacho stands behind tables of American Indian jewelry and crafts that are not what they seem.
    He picks up a necklace of Indian-style fetish animals made in the Philippines; dangles an earring with colored stones made of plastic; explains that what looks like solid turquoise is glued-together dust of turquoise and other rocks; uses a magnet to pick up beads supposedly made of silver, which isn’t magnetic.