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  • VIDEO: Bin Laden's Last Words Go Online

    In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and the loss of trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for May 3rd
  • Student left in cell 4 days recalls hallucinations

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A college student picked up in a drug sweep in California was never arrested, never charged and should have been released. Instead he was forgotten in a holding cell for four days and says he had to drink his own urine to stay alive.

    Without food, water or access to a toilet, Daniel Chong began hallucinating on the third day.

    He told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he saw little Japanese-style cartoon characters that told him to dig into the walls to find water. Chong tore apart the plastic lining on the walls.

  • LAYL hosts Wild Day

    LAYL sponsored an event for elementary age students Saturday at the high school. LAYL members were the “big brothers and sisters” to the students. The kids played tag games, made art  projects and seed planters, decorated with sidewalk chalk and played with the robot from the police department as well as many other activities.

  • Update 05-02-12

    Breakfast

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Eggs, sausage and pancakes will be served.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Chamber event

    The monthly Food and Networking event  will be held 5:30-7 p.m. today  at Dance Arts Los Alamos’ White Rock studio on Longview Drive. It’s free to all Chamber members as well as prospective members.

    Farmers Market

  • LA recognized as outstanding community

    United Blood Services Donor Recruiter Shawn Riley, left, presented RSVP Volunteer Luke Ney with an award during the blood drive at First Baptist Church April 26. The award recognizes Los Alamos as being one of the outstanding communities in the state for blood donations.

  • Code changes get green light from council

    After nearly a year of evaluation, public hearings, council input and intensive work with the county attorney’s office, council adopted changes to the development code that will make it more user friendly and define the process for creating special plan (SP) districts.

    “Council directed us to dramatically simplify and improve the permitting process for staff and applicant alike. So this is the first of several planned ventures to improve the code,” Acting Community Development (CDD) Director Steven Brugger said in an interview before Tuesday night’s council meeting.

  • VIDEO: LANL unveils valveless laser processing

    Los Alamos National Laboratory staff has developed a technique for testing inside hermetically sealed devices.

  • Highlights of county code changes

    "Special plan (SP) district"

    ▪ Allows site development regulations in an underlying base zone to be modified up to a maximum of 25% using a special plan (SP) district; these include minimum lot area, setbacks, structural separation, structure height, lot coverage, street frontage and width of lots, and parking;

    ▪  Removes potential conflict over what residential site development regulations would be applied in the case of a special plan (SP) district in a downtown district zone;

  • VIDEO: Taliban Attack After Obama Visits Kabul