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Today's News

  • Magnetic fields forever: LANL astophysicist battles a mystery

    A distinguished colleague, Stirling Colgate, once called him “Mr. Magnetic Fields in the Universe,” and Philip Kronberg continues to live up to that reputation.

    Monday, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced Kronberg’s participation in a newly published paper that has turned around another theory about magnetic fields.

    The findings, published as a letter in the journal Nature July 17, strengthen the idea that galactic magnetic fields have not grown up over billions of years, as some have thought, but were there from an early age.

  • Directory getting updated

    Los Alamos is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2009, and to commemorate the event, the anniversary committee hopes to involve every group, club and organization in town.

    To accomplish this, the 60th anniversary committee, in conjunction with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, is seeking the help of organizations to update a list of community resources.

  • Thinking Makes It So: One final sunflower

    So this is it. I ate my cookie. I drank a big gulp of soymilk. And now I’m writing what is most likely my last “Thinking Makes It So.”

    There are some of you, I know, who are probably thinking, “Well, it’s about time. I hate this column, and yet I read it nearly every week. Why do I do that? Anyhow, it will be great to have my Thursday nights back.”

    I free you, disgruntled readers! From now on, read something you truly enjoy.

  • DALY

    Bart J. Daly, loving husband, father and grandfather, born Jan. 3, 1929, died July 18, 2008.

    Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Bart Daly graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1950. He met his future wife Bettye in Mississippi and after a brief courtship they married in 1959 and moved to Chinle, Ariz.

    After finishing a graduate degree from Arizona State University, they moved to Los Alamos with their first of five children in 1960. Bart worked in T-3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory until his retirement in 1993.

  • Fried Light: The future in a nutshell

    “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” as the campaign slogan for the United Negro College has pressed into our heads for over thirty-five years, while raising $2.2 billion for its cause.

    And what about a country? What about a world?

  • Buffalo Thunder designed to dazzle

    POJOAQUE – Lightning flashes, thunder crashes and some lucky person caught playing the slots along Thunder Alley wins a big thank you reward from the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

    This is but one of many surprises awaiting the throng of guests expected to visit New Mexico's largest resort and casino set to open Aug. 12.

    Situated about 12 miles north of Santa Fe and just off NM 84/285 in Pojoaque, the enormous new resort nestled on 587 acres includes 390 Hilton rooms and suites, a 16,000-square-foot spa and a state-of-the-art casino.

  • Sky eye offers airborne security

    Although still somewhat under wraps, a project known as Angel Fire has been mentioned enough recently to arouse some curiosity.

    Described formally as a “wide field of view persistent surveillance (WFVPS) aerial collection asset,” in an Air Force document, it is also less formally described by Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio as technology for real time situational awareness on the battlefield.

  • The power of Oprah

    Having Oprah Winfrey be associated with a book can definitely push it into the spotlight.

    Bret Lott, the bestselling author of “Jewel” and “The Difference between Women and Men” and the editor of “The Southern Review,” can attest to Winfrey’s literary power.

  • Declaring war on cancer

    The mission and the operation remain identical to previous years, but this year’s Relay for Life, Los Alamos has a new appearance.

    Before, the event was held in conjunction to the Los Alamos Summer Concert series and set at Ashley Pond.

    However, event chair Hilde Fitzgerald explained there were some safety concerns about the pond setting and with the municipal building being torn down right next door.

    “I needed a plan B,” she said.

  • Golf: Johnson, Sanchez will attempt to defend their 07 City crowns

    A pair of reigning champions will look to defend their titles this weekend at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Tim Johnson and Eddie Sanchez will be among the 47 men entered in the 2008 Los Alamos City Championship Tournament, which starts Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament is scheduled to continue through Sunday at LAGC.

    In 2007, Johnson took the men’s city title, topping Jason Norman by two strokes and Curt Norman by six strokes.