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  • Porn probe launched at LAFD

    On the heels of recent charges filed against Los Alamos firefighters, the Los Alamos Monitor has learned that an investigation is underway into pornography downloaded onto fire station computers.

    “I’m very concerned about what’s going on at the fire department,” Council Chair Michael Wismer said. “All of these charges are serious and now with this pornography investigation – this is a very disturbing trend.”

  • Budget hike recommended for proposed leisure pool

    The recreational offerings in Los Alamos could include a leisure pool.
    But before any ground gets broken, more funds are required to study this proposed capital improvement project (CIP).
    As a result, CIP Oversight and Evaluation Committee recommended that Los Alamos County Council approve an additional $50,000 to the phase one study budget. The recommendation was made during the committee’s meeting Tuesday.

  • County Council honors Huber

    Shirley Huber’s desk features a wide assortment of collectibles.
    Among the neat rows of painted dishes and statuettes there is a Charlie Brown figurine that is hugging Snoopy, a stuffed Eeyore toy and a long line of miniature cars resembling characters from the movie, “Cars.” It’s a collection that could be spotted in just about any home and after working for Los Alamos County for 45 years it seems the office has become a home for Huber.

  • Update 12-02-10

    Toys for Tots
    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.

    Fruitcake sale
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star, will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes from 9 a.m.-
    4:30 p.m. Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Other dates of sales will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • South Korea's Lee slammed as weak on North Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans called President Lee Myung-bak "The Bulldozer" when he plowed into office nearly three years ago with vows to stop coddling North Korea with unconditional aid.

    These days, however, the nickname has started to ring hollow.

  • European Central Bank extends special crisis measures

    LONDON (AP) — The European Central Bank stepped up efforts to contain the continent's government debt crisis, as bank president Jean-Claude Trichet announced it would prolong measures to provide ready cash to banks and steady the financial system.

    Markets were initially disappointed Thursday when Trichet did not say the bank would go even further and increase its purchases of government bonds. The euro sagged almost a cent during his news conference.

  • Iran arrests suspects over scientist's murder

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian security has made a number of arrests in the case of the assassination of a prominent nuclear scientist, the country's intelligence chief said Thursday.

    Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said the arrests have given Iran's secret services "new clues" about the people involved in the deadly attacks, which it blames on Western intelligence agencies.

  • NMED renews WIPP permit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department has renewed the hazardous waste permit for the federal government's nuclear waste repository east of Carlsbad.

    The new permit for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant goes into effect Dec. 31.

    It is the first time the plant had received a permit renewal. The current permit was issued in 1999, the year it opened.

  • SKoreans dismissed intel North might attack island

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spies had information indicating North Korea might attack a front-line island in August, but the intelligence chief dismissed it as a routine threat.

  • Jump in holiday retail sales pushes stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks extended a rally Wednesday on signs that consumers are spending more this holiday season.

    Major retailers reported stronger sales for November in the latest encouraging signal on the economy. Stocks added to their gains in mid-morning trading after the National Association of Realtors said the number of people who signed contracts to buy homes jumped 10.4 percent in October.