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  • 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.

  • Lunch with a Leader scheduled for PEEC

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for the community event, Lunch with a Leader.  
    The luncheon will be at a different place for the next two months — the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    PEEC is located at 3540 Orange St. (small building across from the back of the high school).  Food will be provided by Ruby K’s.
    When you RSVP, you will be able to order the sandwich or salad you would like to have.
    Chips, pickles and cookies will accompany the meal and ice water will be provided.  
    The total cost will be just $12, which includes tax and gratuity.

  • Update 04-03-12

    Kiwanis

    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.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place until 4 p.m. Friday.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    TV appearance

  • Waterman brings council experience

    First of a series.
    Roger Waterman’s three terms on council in the 1980s helped motivate him to run now. “I found it very challenging and one of the most interesting and long-term learning experiences of my life,” Waterman said.

    Waterman served from 1982 to 1988, when councilors were elected for two-year terms. “That was an exciting time for the community, but so is now,” Waterman said.

    The county had very little money then. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atomic City Assistance payments comprised a third of the budget.

    “We were in a situation where we didn’t have any money to do repair streets, to do any capital improvements.”

  • Spring storm blankets area

    Los Alamos residents woke up to a spring snow wonderland Tuesday as more than six inches of the white stuff fell overnight.

    Plows were out early, doing their best to clear roads. And in the morning, business owners were out in full force clearing snow.
    A winter weather advisory for moderate to occasional heavy snow was cancelled shortly after noon.

    Residents of Pajarito Acres, in White Rock, meanwhile, have been without power since 8:30 p.m. Monday.