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  • VIDEO: Heiress and Mom: Drag Racer Defies Conventions

    She is a tattooed mom, an heiress to a billion-dollar business and has been drag racing since 2005. Alexis DeJoria is a ranked National Hot Rod Association driver, competing in the nitro division in an 8,000 horsepower vehicle.

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  • Police: Kidnap-slaying suspect slain; 2 girls OK

    GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A manhunt for a fugitive accused of a double-slaying and kidnapping two children ended Thursday after the suspect apparently shot himself and died. The girls he fled with were found safe, police said.

    Adam Mayes, 35, was killed Thursday evening after authorities acted on a tip and found him in the area near New Albany, Miss. When they went to arrest him, he shot himself in the head, said Guntown Police Chief Michael Hall.

  • 'Bradner Films' coming soon

      Alan Carr, LANL Historian, will present the “Bradner Films,” a compilation of color home movies made by Project Y physicist Hugh Bradner and his wife Marjorie at the May 15 MOWW dinner meeting.

    The “Bradner Films” show members of the wartime Los Alamos staff enjoying several recreational activities during their rare moments away from building the world’s first nuclear weapon.

  • Be There 5-10-11


    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 at the Mesa Public Library. The program will be a presentation by Ron and Corine Christman titled, “You Mean There Were Germans Who Came From Russia?” The public is invited. For more information, call Lois and Lud Gritzo at 672-9877. This will be the last meeting until September.

  • Rotary honors Cunningham

    The Los Alamos Rotary Club honored Gwynneth Cunningham as April’s student of the month at Fuller Lodge April 24. Cunningham is the daughter of Andrea and Greg Cunningham, and all three are employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

  • Mountain Elementary Family Fun Day
  • Cancer patient joins 'right to die' law fight

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer said Wednesday that she is joining two doctors in their challenge against a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die.

    Aja Riggs, 48, is joining a lawsuit that seeks to clarify a state law that makes assisted suicide a felony.

  • Council weighs guidelines for informing public

    At Tuesday’s work session, the Los Alamos County Council considered policy issues regarding spending county resources for disseminating information to the public. How to present opposing views and define the role of advocacy were the core issues. 

    Acting County Attorney Brian James began the discussion by clarifying legalities. 

  • LAPS budget talks underway

    After a nearly three years of cuts, Los Alamos Public Schools are looking to put about $1 million back into the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

    District Superintendent Gene Schmidt said everything will stay in the $33 million budget that’s already in for fiscal year 2013, but the district has compiled a list of 33 potential additional items can be considered for funding.