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  • Jammed lavatory door on flight sparks terror scare--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — A pilot accidentally locked himself in the bathroom aboard a flight to New York City and touched off a brief hijacking terror scare that underscored the fears about air travel that still linger more than a decade after 9/11.

    The captain of Delta Flight 6132 got stuck in the lavatory Wednesday during the flight from Asheville, N.C., to La Guardia Airport.

    When a passenger with an accent tried to alert the co-pilot in the cockpit, the co-pilot became alarmed and notified air traffic controllers, according to a recording of the radio exchange from the website LiveATC.net.

  • Dog that survived death chamber finds new home in New Jersey

    NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) — The dog that survived an Alabama dog pound’s gas chamber has found a permanent home in New Jersey.

    Daniel, a beagle mix named by animal control workers in Alabama after the biblical figure who survived the lion’s den, joined four other rescued dogs last Thursday at the home of Joe Dwyer and his family in Nutley, about 10 miles west of New York City.

    “He’s in extremely good shape, especially in light of what he went through,” Dwyer said Wednesday after returning from a trip to the veterinarian. “His attitude is just incredible.”

  • Update 11-17-11

    Public Forum

    The Environmental Services division will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. today at UNM-LA Bldg. 5, Room 505, to begin discussions about a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) change in rate structure for trash pick up.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with new Fire Chief Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court Closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

  • Pint-Sized Shoppers

    Classmates Maia Wells, 23 months, and Drew Bacrania, 2, shop at the Los Alamos Co-operative Market during Wednesday night’s FAN Club sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

  • ESB will mull pay as you throw

    The Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) hosts a forum on whether the county should consider a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) option for trash pick up this evening.  

    “This is an information gathering session,” said Brian Bosshardt, assistant to the county administrator. “We’ll explain the generalities of what it means and try to determine if the public wants us to pursue this.”

    The Los Alamos County Council has identified environmental sustainability as one of its key strategic goals. Reducing waste is one step toward achieving that goal. ESB is looking to raise awareness and get residents thinking about how they can decrease their own refuse, whether or not this system is implemented.

  • Airline passengers asked to pony up cash for fuel

    LONDON (AP) — Airlines have already begun charging for food, drinks, seat assignments and baggage. Now one is demanding that passengers cough up extra cash on board for fuel.

    Hundreds of passengers traveling from India to Britain were stranded for six hours in Vienna when their Comtel Air flight stopped for fuel on Tuesday. The charter service asked them to kick in more than 20,000 pounds ($31,000) to fund the rest of the flight to Birmingham, England.

    The situation may represent a new low in customer care in an era when flyers are seeing long lines, long waits and few perks.

  • October Fire Calls

    Los Alamos firefighters share safety tips with children at Little Forest recently. During October, local firefighters responded to 119 calls including four fires, 84 emergency medical calls, eight vehicle accidents, and 23 other calls for help.

  • Stronger factories, lower prices lift the economy

    WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing is recovering from a slump, and inflation may be peaking.
    Data issued Wednesday point to an economy growing slowly but steadily. Still, surging oil prices and a possible European recession threaten to drain the economy’s momentum.
    “The continued resilience of manufacturing is encouraging, since this should be the sector most exposed to the global economic slowdown,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist with Capital Economics.
    Industrial production rose in October at the fastest pace in three months. Output at the nation’s factories, utilities and mines rose 0.7 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

  • Update 11-16-11

    Public Forum

    The Environmental Services division will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UNM LA Bldg 5, Room 505, to begin discussions about a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) change in rate structure for trash pick up.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome the new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with the new Fire Chief, Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court Closed

  • The Hive soon to be buzzing

    David Jones is steward of The Hive – White Rock’s newest business at which inventors, crafters, sales reps, lab researchers and local clubs find useful services. The Hive, at 134 N.M. 4 between Metzgers and Del Norte Credit Union, combines co-work space, meeting rooms, community project space and equipped user facilities with Wi-Fi available by day, week or month.   The Hive opens for business Monday with hours of operation of noon to 7 p.m.