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  • VIDEO: It's Here: a Car That Also Flies

    Flying cars aren't just science fiction anymore.Terrafugia is showing off a prototype flying car at the New York International Auto Show. The machine has completed its first flight. It is expected to go on sale next year.

  • NNSA releases FY 2011 Performance Evaluation Report for LANS

    In the face of impending litigation, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) released the Performance Evaluation Reports for its eight nuclear weapons sites including Los Alamos Wednesday.

    On March 28, Nuclear Watch New Mexico filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in federal court in Albuquerque.

    “ These reports are the government’s scorecard for awarding tens of millions of dollars to nuclear weapons contractors, and were previously available to the public until 2009,” Nuclear Watch New Mexico’s Jay Coghlan said. “However, since that time the NNSA has withheld them in a general move toward less contractor accountability. We sought to help reverse that wrong direction through our litigation.”

  • Update 04-04-12

    Spring Fling

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Spring Fling for all ages, from noon-
    4 p.m. through Friday. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 662-8170 or visit losalamos
    nm.us/rec.

    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. April 12 for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    March on Hunger

  • Johnson is engaged in the community

    Kenneth Johnson has spent 40 years of his life in Los Alamos. He was a child here when Los Alamos was still a closed city.

    He moved away, came back for his graduate and post doctorate work, left to reside in Switzerland for six years, then returned and never left.

    “I’ve seen the community change tremendously over several decades and kind of remember some of the old days being better - but memory is kind,” Johnson said.

  • New effort by MDs to cut wasteful medical spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Old checklist for doctors: order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: first ask yourself if the patient really needs it.
    Nine medical societies representing nearly 375,000 physicians are challenging the widely held perception that more health care is better, releasing lists Wednesday of tests and treatments their members should no longer automatically order.
    The 45 items listed include most repeat colonoscopies within 10 years of a first such test, early imaging for most back pain, brain scans for patients who fainted but didn’t have seizures, and antibiotics for mild- to-moderate sinus distress.

  • Raw Video: Storm Aftermath in Lancaster, Texas

    In the Dallas suburb of Lancaster, some homes are in ruins, while others are still standing -- in the aftermath of tornadoes that appear to have bounced in and out of neighborhoods, destroying homes at random.

  • VIDEO: Today in History, Wednesday, April 4th
  • Raw Video: Tx. Driver Records Tornado

    Jeffery Haas was driving in Kennedale, Texas, south of Fort Worth, when he recorded video of an apparent tornado.

  • Raw Video: Texas Tornado's Destructive Path
  • Tornadoes rake Dallas area, more than a dozen hurt --Video Extra

    DALLAS (AP) — Tornadoes and violent storms raked through the Dallas area Tuesday, crumbling the wing of a nursing home, peeling roofs from dozens of homes and spiraling big-rig trailers into the air like footballs. More than a dozen injuries were reported.

    Overturned cars left streets unnavigable and flattened trucks clogged highway shoulders. Preliminary estimates were that six to 12 tornadoes had touched down in North Texas, senior National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Martello said. But firm numbers would only come after survey teams checked damage Wednesday, he said.