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  • Waterman brings council experience

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    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.

  • LAHS fares well at regional Robotics competition

    Team 4143 from Los Alamos High School recently traveled to the regional portion for the FIRST Robotics Competition in Salt Lake. The Team, named Project Y after the government name for Los Alamos during the Manhattan project, came home with high honors. The team and their hoop shooting robot made it through the quarter finals and on to the semi finals, where they weren't eliminated until the final round. They finished 14thout of 44, an amazing showing for a brand new team. The team and their robot garnered a number of prestigious awards at the competition as well.

  • James Murdoch steps down as BSkyB chairman

    LONDON (AP) — Media executive James Murdoch, under pressure over his role in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal, has stepped down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting PLC, the company announced Tuesday.

    BSkyB said he would be replaced as chairman by Nicholas Ferguson, the previous deputy chairman. Murdoch remains a member of the BSkyB board.

  • Police: Calif. attack suspect upset about teasing

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former student expelled from a small Christian university and upset about being teased over his poor English skills went to the school to find a female administrator, then opened fire when she was not there, killing at least seven people, police said Tuesday.

    One L. Goh "then went through the entire building systematically and randomly shooting victims," Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said at a news conference. Goh forced a secretary into a classroom and asked people to line up, Jordan said.

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