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Today's News

  • Police Video Shows Man Found in Trunk

    Louisville, Kentucky Metro Police released surveillance video of an alleged kidnapping victim, found in the trunk of his car during a traffic stop.

  • Today in History for December 5th
  • Raw: Boehner Lights Christmas Tree at Capitol

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) lit the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Tuesday afternoon. The 65-foot Engelmann Spruce is from Colo. and decorated with 10,000 lights and thousands of ornaments made by the people of that state.

  • Highlights of White House, GOP budget plans

    The Obama administration and House Republicans have unveiled their opening offers in talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Details are scant but the White House estimates its plan would carve $4.4 trillion from the deficit over the coming decade, including previously enacted cuts ($1 trillion) and savings from reduced costs for overseas military operations ($800 billion), as well as interest payments on the national debt ($600 billion).

    House Republicans say their plan would cut deficits by $2.2 trillion over 10 years, but they don't claim previous cuts, war savings or interest costs toward that total. Both plans would block automatic spending cuts set to hit the economy in January and renew Bush-era tax cuts set to expire at the end of the month.

    The two plans both draw upon ideas from 2011 talks between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, including a secret plan by top Obama aide Rob Nabors that was made public by author and Washington Post writer Bob Woodward.

    Here are the highlights of all three approaches:

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  • 'In Cold Blood' murderers investigated in Florida

    OSPREY, Fla. (AP) — At the end of 1959, two families of four — one in Kansas, the other in Florida — were brutally murdered.

    Two men were arrested, charged and executed in the Kansas case, and writer Truman Capote captured the horrific tale in his iconic true crime book, "In Cold Blood."

    The Florida murder of two parents and two children was investigated by dozens of detectives over the years, but it remained unsolved. Now, a detective is trying to prove that the men who were executed in Kansas were also responsible for the Florida slayings.

    "It's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle," said Sarasota County Sheriff's detective Kimberly McGath, who began re-investigating the murders of Cliff and Christine Walker and their two young children in 2007.

    McGath said there is evidence that points to two men who are now in a Kansas cemetery for executed prisoners: Perry Smith and Richard Hickock.

  • Be There 12-04-12

    Wednesday
    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host the annual Shop on the Corner Christmas Sale from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at TOTH, lower level. The Christmas Sale features hundreds of new and gently used items, which the volunteer staff set aside all year. Holiday decorations, festive and new clothing, toys and games, books and music, linens, china and glassware, jewelry, leather goods and gifts are some of the featured items.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council will present Frances Meier, pianist, at the December Brown Bag concert. The concert will be at noon at Fuller Lodge. The event is free.

    Holiday Eco Crafts. Kids in first through sixth grades are invited to this holiday craft class at PEEC. Participants will make and wrap presents for everyone on their list using natural and recycled materials. $15/$12 PEEC members. 2-4 p.m. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    A joint presentation by the Sierra Club and League of Women Voters will be at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library. Jack Richardson, project manager of the San Juan/Chama Utilization Project will address the county’s plans to divert the water from the San Juan/Chama for use in Los Alamos.
    Thursday

  • Assets in Action: Put pen to paper

    This month of focus for our assets category is positive identity and includes assets 26 through 31.
    We will spend December and January looking at the category, but individually they include caring, equality and social justice, integrity, honesty, responsibility and a healthy lifestyle.
    The next few weeks are conducive to the first of our assets in the caring category.
    This month, we would like you to “Take A Second, Make A Difference,” in the life of one of our own.
    A plan is underway to collect get-well cards for a local young lady, recently in a car accident, prior to Thanksgiving.
    As Divine continues to heal, this is our chance, as a community, to let her know that we care about her and wish her well during her recovery.
    It doesn’t matter if you know her or not. Drop a note, make her laugh and let her know to hang in there.
    The teen years are a very social time for youth and missing your friends, trying to recover and being out of your daily habits can be hard for anyone, but even more so for a young person that has encountered great strife.
    Your cards can be dropped off at one of three community locations, which include the Betty Ehart Senior Center, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and with the Chamisa Elementary Student Council, in care of Valerie Adams.  

  • Fundraising Tiger Trot

    Aspen Elementary School raised almost $10,000 in October through the Tiger Trot. Proceeds will benefit the school.

  • Correction 12-04-12

    A story in last Thursday’s edition “Infrastructure Debate Surfaces,” incorrectly reported that the Los Alamos Public School  “district decided to go ahead with the [Piñon roofing] project with little input from the board, merely requiring board President Kevin Honnell’s signature to start the project off before the board had time to look into the specifics of the contract.”  Honnell pointed out that he did not sign off on the contract, nor was he aware that any such action was being taken by the LAPS administration. The document was actually signed on the board’s behalf by LAPS Finance Officer John Wolfe.
    The Los Alamos Monitor regrets any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.

  • CWP meeting set for Wednesday

    Cold War Patriots, a non-profit organization, is hosting a town hall meeting to bring information to former Los Alamos National Lab workers. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Los Alamos.
    The Cold War Patriots town hall meeting will focus on discussing the expansion of the Special Exposure Cohort for all LANL workers. Those who worked at the site from 1975 through 1995 can now qualify for free medical benefits and up to $400,000 in compensation through the EEOICPA.
    Cold War Patriots will hold a plaque ceremony at the beginning of the meeting to honor and thank those who have aided in the passing of the SEC petition. Representatives from Sen. Tom Udall and Congressman Ben Ray Luján’s offices, as well as Andrew Evaskovich, who was the petitioner, will be present to accept these awards.

    From a press release