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  • Costner: Houston the Only One for 'Bodyguard'

    Actor Kevin Costner, who picked Whitney Houston for the 1992 movie, "The Bodyguard" spoke at her funeral in Newark, New Jersey, saying she was the only one who could have filled her role.

  • Update 02-19-12

    GOP convention

    The Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention Feb. 23 at the VFW, 1793 Deacon St. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors close promptly at 7 p.m.   A Central Committee meeting will be at 7 p.m.
     
    Little League

    Los Alamos Little League will host a planning meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Mesa Public Library. The meeting is for anyone interested in coaching or volunteering during the 2012 season.

    LA Garden Club

  • Local doctor returns from Kuwait deployment

    Paul Daly, a Family Practice physician with Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico, recently returned from his fourth mobilization as an Army Reserve medical officer. During this deployment,  Daly was assigned to the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) Brigade as its command surgeon.

    The 310th ESC is based out of Indianapolis, but draws soldiers from several neighboring states. The function of an ESC is to provide combat services support.

  • Luján reacts to conclusions from NRC

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District weighed in on a new report by the National Research Council (NRC) that examines the long-term scientific and engineering vitality at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories, including Los Alamos and Sandia.
    The report recommended broadening the labs’ mission and moving to a governance model based more on trust and less on transactional oversight.
    “The scientific and engineering vitality of these labs has always been and will continue to be one of their most important assets,” Luján said.

  • No good vibes at Municipal site

    Residents living near the construction site of the new municipal building no doubt know the pad has been completed for the new county complex. The soil compaction that has raised concerns for area homeowners is nearly complete.

    Some further compaction is needed to complete work on Iris Street and the parking area, but Capital Projects Manager Dan Erickson hopes that leg of the project is less intense. The same compactor will be used for a portion of that work, but Erickson said that the contractor, Jaynes Corporation, may utilize smaller equipment as well.

  • N.M. 4 construction update

    Mountain States Constructors Inc. (MSCI) will be working on Monday President’s Day.

    On Monday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., only one lane will be open from Sherwood to Grand Canyon, expect flagging operations and minor delays.

    Due to grading operations, installation of utility lines, and concrete work; closures of driveways and intersections will be required. Detours will be set up to direct motorists to residential areas and businesses. Please use extreme caution and pay close attention to signage.  

    All proposed scheduling is contingent upon weather conditions. Notification shall be provided 48 hours in advance to the residents with door hangers/flyers when utilities will be affected in their area.

  • Hall: Legislative session far from predictable

  • AP Exclusive: Iran poised for big nuke jump

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is poised to greatly expand uranium enrichment at a fortified underground bunker to a point that would boost how quickly it could make nuclear warheads, diplomats tell The Associated Press.

    They said Tehran has put finishing touches for the installation of thousands of new-generation centrifuges at the cavernous facility — machines that can produce enriched uranium much more quickly and efficiently than its present machines.

    While saying that the electrical circuitry, piping and supporting equipment for the new centrifuges was now in place, the diplomats emphasized that Tehran had not started installing the new machines at its Fordo facility and could not say whether it was planning to.

  • Can't touch this: ABQ strip clubs in council's crosshairs

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Strip club owners in Albuquerque would have to be licensed and their performers could no longer touch their customers under a proposal being drafted by several city council members.

    Councilors Dan Lewis, Debbie O'Malley, and Isaac Benton plan to present the bill next week.

    If it passes it would also ban VIP rooms at the strip clubs and they would be required to post signs with a phone number for a human trafficking hotline.

    Lewis tells KOB-TV in Albuquerque that the bill could help curb prostitution and human trafficking. He says outlawing strip clubs in the city isn't possible but tougher regulations would protect children.

  • VIDEO: Naked Man Steals Socks From Walmart

    A hefty, thirty-two-year-old Pennsylvania man is behind bars after police say he stripped off his clothes in the parking lot of a Walmart, walked naked into the store and stole a pair of socks.