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  • London Puts on a Rockin' Finish to Olympics
  • Today in History for August 13th
  • US wins gold, beats Spain 107-100 in men's hoops

    LONDON (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 30 points, LeBron James added 19 and the U.S. men's basketball team defended its Olympic title, holding off stubborn Spain 107-100 on Sunday for the gold medal — just as the Americans did in 2008.

    Kobe Bryant added 17 for the U.S., which only led by one point after three quarters and was ahead just 97-91 when James drove the lane for a thunderous dunk and followed a miss by Spain with a 3-pointer.

    In the final minute, U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski, in his final international game, took out his top stars who came to London determined to keep American basketball on top. When the final horn sounded, Krzyzewski locked James in a tight embrace as Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA" rocked the arena.

    Pau Gasol scored 24 and Juan-Carlos Navarro had 21 for Spain, which had to settle for silver in the second straight Olympics.

  • Today in History for August 12th
  • Curb, gutter work begins on Trinity Monday

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) crews will begin work on a curb and gutter replacement project on westbound Trinity Drive Monday.

    The work area will extend from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 1.0 or from the intersection of Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive to the Ashley Pond area.

  • High profile visitors in LA this week

    Los Alamos should be bustling this week. 

    Senator Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., makes an appearance Monday and 50 members of the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) arrive for a peer exchange Wednesday.

    The Los Alamos Historical Society hosts Bingaman at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Monday, thanks to the efforts of executive director Heather McClenahan.

    “The American Association of Museums encourages its members to invite their congressional delegates to visit,” McClenahan said. “When I was in Washington to testify for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, I invited Sen. Bingaman to come.”

  • US Women Win 5th Straight Gold, Top France 86-50
  • Cone Zone 8/12/12

    Public Works Projects

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 

    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us. 

    Pavement Preservation Program

  • Balibrera: 'Strike will remain unbroken'

    Those who thought hunger striker Aleric Balibrera was going to end his hunger strike on Aug. 9, were sadly mistaken. 

    Balibrera started the strike on July 16 in an effort to call attention to his efforts to end the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s involvement in the manufacture of nuclear weaponry and storage of nuclear waste.

    In an elaborate ceremony that took place at Ashley Pond Thursday, Balibrera broke his fast with his fellow supporters and then passed the strike onto fellow protesters Maria Jose Ugalde and Thomas Jaggers.

    “This way, the strike will remain unbroken into the future,” Balibrera said.

  • North Korea may be preparing for nuclear test

    Stanford nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker, the former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Frank Pabian, a geospatial information analyst at LANL, used open-source technology to recalculate the epicenters of two nuclear tests by North Korea. 

    They believe Pyongyang is capable of carrying out a third within a matter of weeks. Whether the North is willing to pay the political costs of another test remains open to debate.

    Their study was published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Pabian was a recent visiting scholar at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, where Hecker is a co-director.

    In an interview, Hecker answered questions about the current state of nuclear affairs in North Korea: