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  • Police beat 11-29-11



    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.


    Nov. 17

  • Hotel/Conference Center feasibility meeting

    Opposition by local hotel owners, including Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage, nearly killed a proposal by Trident Development New Mexico, L.L.C. to build a hotel/conference center at the Trinity Site during a July 12 council meeting. Hotel owners fear one element of the conference center – a 134-room Hilton Garden Inn  – will adversely affect their business.

  • Internet tax loophole targeted

    Concerned about the rise in Internet shopping, Dave Fox of the Los Alamos MainStreet Futures Committee is pushing for an “energized, organized effort” to create a level playing field with regard to brick and mortar retailers vs. tax exempt Internet sales.

    Online sales rose 33 percent on the Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a report by a sales tracking agency said Tuesday. The average order rose 2.6 percent to $193.24 on the day known as “Cyber Monday,” when retailers ramp up online promotions, according to IBM Benchmark.

  • VIDEO: Norway killer found insane

    Prosecutors say confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was insane when he killed 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage in Norway, and should be sent to a psychiatric ward instead of prison.

  • Ohio county takes 200-pound 8-year-old from mother--video extra

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old third-grader weighing more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese.

    Roughly 2 million U.S. children are extremely obese — weighing significantly more than what's considered healthy.

    A Cleveland Heights boy was taken from his family and was placed in foster care in October after county case workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight. The boy, at his weight, is considered at risk for developing such diseases as diabetes and high blood pressure. Government growth charts say most boys his age weigh about 60 pounds.

  • VIDEO: Young Eagles Make 'Freedom Flight'

    Two baby bald eaglets learned to fly in captivity after they fell from a nest in suburban Chicago last Memorial Day. They were released more than five months later at Starved Rock State Park in rural northern Illinois

  • VIDEO: Ice sculptors create Nativity scene
  • Police step up DWI enforcement

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Director Michael Sandoval and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Executive Director Lora Lee Ortiz, alongside with Law Enforcement have kicked off the holiday season Winter Superblitz.

    The Winter Superblitz will run from Friday, November 18, 2011 through Sunday, January 8, 2012 and will correspond with the nationwide enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving and reduce roadway fatalities.

    The campaign, themed “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose!” will target young male drivers, who are the most common offenders.  During the Superblitz a new anti-drunk driving campaign will run on TV and radio.

  • Community supports young patient

    Six-year-old Brianna Engleman’s struggle with epilepsy and major surgery has touched many in the Los Alamos community, and the community has rallied in support.

    Efforts began at Aspen Mesa Elementary when Brianna’s seizures started becoming severe. Her first grade teacher, Sharon Allen, asked to have someone on hand to aid Brianna in the classroom, but no funding was available. So the teachers worked together to find a solution.

    For two and a half weeks before Brianna left for surgery, fifth graders alternated being Brianna’s “buddy” every half hour. The buddies helped her with the classwork if she was up to it, or took her for a walk or worked with her on the computer when she was not.

  • Update 11-27-11

    TAC meeting

    The Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at Pajarito Cliffs Conference Room.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at council chambers in the Community Building.

    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.

    Marketing study

    Hotel/Conference Center marketing study meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in council chambers.

    CIP meeting