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  • Trump says no to presidential run

    NEW YORK (AP) — After months of flirting with politics, Donald Trump said Monday he won't run for president, choosing to stick with hosting "The Celebrity Apprentice" over a bid for the Republican nomination.

    The reality TV star and real estate mogul made his announcement at a Manhattan hotel as NBC, which airs his show, rolled out its fall lineup.

    "I will not be running for president as much as I'd like to," Trump said.

  • Endeavour soars on 2nd-to-last space shuttle trip--video extra

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour is finally on its way.

    Endeavour blasted off on the next-to-last shuttle flight Monday morning under the command of Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The wounded congresswoman watched the launch in private from Kennedy Space Center.

    As many as 45,000 guests jammed NASA's launch site. The crowd outside the gates was estimated to be in the tens of thousands, if not more.

    It was the second launch attempt. Late last month, an electrical problem halted the countdown.

  • Cohen awarded scholarship

    Keanna Cohen was one of seven Northern New Mexico high school seniors who were recipients of the Domenici scholarship last week in Española. Retired Senator Pete Domenici honored the seniors at a LANL Foundation luncheon. Each recipient received a  a $2,500-per-year, four-year scholarship.

  • Lectures set for this week

    The upcoming Rosenfest Lectures on May 18-20 hold something for everyone.
    A series of lectures in honor of Louis Rosen, founder of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), will highlight the past and future for LANL’s signature science facility.
    In addition, statues of Manhattan Project leaders J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves will be unveiled by Los Alamos County officials at historic Fuller Lodge at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.
    A diverse suite of lecture topics and speakers will be presented throughout the day on May 19 and during the morning of May 20.
    Scheduled speakers include:

  • La. readies to open spillway, flood Cajun

    MORGANZA, La. — Engineers prepared Saturday to slowly open emergency floodgates for the first time in nearly four decades, purposefully inundating farmlands and homes in Louisiana’s Cajun country to drain the swelling Mississippi River.
    Across the countryside, people fled to higher ground, shored up levees that held the last time the Morganza spillway was opened and built new walls of sand and dirt to hold back the flood they have known was coming for weeks. Sheriffs and National Guardsmen were warning people in a door-to-door sweep, and shelters were ready to accept up to 4,800 evacuees.

  • Sources: Porn stash found at bin Laden compound

    WASHINGTON — A sizeable stash of pornography was among the items seized when U.S. Navy SEALs raided the Pakistani hideout of Osama bin Laden, almost two weeks ago, U.S. officials say.
    The officials said it was unclear who the material belonged to, and there was no way to know whether bin Laden had viewed it.
    Bin Laden’s son and two other adult male couriers lived at the compound, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss matters of intelligence.
    The pornography was among the computer materials confiscated in the raid after the SEALs killed bin Laden, ending an almost 10-year manhunt for the terrorist behind the 9/11 terror attacks.

  • Presentation set for BESC

    The Los Alamos Fire Department’s EMS division will once again present a program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    A talk will be given during the lunch hour to the audience explaining the Vial of Life program and how it can help those who wish to participate in the program.  
    It is essentially an information gathering tool that helps emergency responders when they are called upon for service.  
    LAFD personnel will photograph each participant, which will be placed inside their Vial of Life packet for identification purposes.  
    To learn more about this program, stop by the Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23.

  • Construction Zone 05-15-11

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4

    The traffic switch to the east side of Diamond Drive has been delayed to Tuesday, May 17. Once the switch is complete, expect the following:
    Northbound from the Bridge – No left turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left onto Canyon Road, use University.  The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity will be closed; motorists in the right lane must turn right onto eastbound Trinity at the signalized intersection. The left lane continues through the work zone.
    Southbound from University Drive – Expect two southbound lanes south of Sandia.  The left lane is a through/left turn lane at Canyon Drive and a left turn lane at Trinity Drive.  

  • Author and alumnus returns to Chamisa Elementary

    Former Chamisa student Stephen McCranie spoke at his former elementary school Friday morning. Teacher Valerie Adams and Otowi Station owner Peggy Durbin helped schedule the event. McCranie’s latest book was released Thursday. He was at Otowi Station bookstore Saturday, doing a book signing. McCranie answered questions, encouraged students that didn’t like to read to start with comics and took requests to draw cartoons. McCranie, 24, started drawing at the age of five and attended Chamisa in third and fourth grade. His former teacher, Debbie Smith, is now the principal.

  • Update 05-15-11

    Stormwater project
    The NPDES Storm Water Individual Permit Project Update public meeting will be Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cities of Gold Hotel in Pojoaque.

    Park meeting
    Attend a public meeting at 6 p.m. May 18 to review conceptual plans for play equipment to be installed at Community Park. For more info, call Dick McIntyre at 662-8159.

    Master gardeners
    The May meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. May 17 at the White Rock Community Building. There will be a short business meeting afterward.

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