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Today's News

  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

    1. OBAMA'S SECOND TERM OFF TO A BUMPY START

    The scandal ensnaring two U.S. generals is unfolding at a critical time in the Afghan war — and just as the White House was hoping for a smooth transition.

    2. THE WOMAN IN THE EYE OF THE STORM

    Florida socialite Jill Kelley won the title of "honorary ambassador" for hosting parties for military brass.

    3. WHY SOME DEMOCRATS WANT TO DRIVE OVER THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'

    Lawmakers believe allowing steep tax hikes and spending cuts will give them more leverage later on in bargaining with Republicans.

    4. ACCUSER OF ELMO PUPPETEER RECANTS

    First he alleged teen sex. Now he says the relationship was adult and consensual.

  • Raw: Plane Crashes Into Jackson, Miss. Home

    A small plane with three people aboard crashed into a home near an airport in Jackson, Miss. Tuesday evening and authorities did not have immediate information on casualties. Video silent from source.

  • Woman Who Drove on Sidewalk Holds 'Idiot' Sign
  • AAA: Thanksgiving Travel to Increase Slightly
  • Be There 11-13-12

    Wednesday
    The Thrift Shop at the United Church is moving to the lower level of Craig Hall and having a grand opening. The store will be open from 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. There will be door prizes given throughout the morning and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled early to avoid the holiday. It will be at 6:15 p.m. in  Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend.

    LeadHer Los Alamos, a Christian-based women’s group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the upper level of Mesa Public Library. Join them for a shot teaching, discussion and fellowship. Call Shona at 672-1456 for more information.
    Thursday
    Parents may join their middle school students for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Summit Foods invites parents to join their Hawks for turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll and pumpkin pie for $4. Lunchtime begins at 11:30 a.m. and parents can email losalamos@summitfoodservice.com, if they would like to attend the event.

  • Students participate in Read to Feed

    Los Alamos Middle School has chosen to participate in Read to Feed‚ a reading incentive program designed by Heifer International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending world hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.
    Read to Feed allows children to help find solutions to global problems like hunger and poverty.
    LAMS students will record each of the books they read on the back of a sheet, through Dec. 14. Students will ask for pledges for each book they read.  
    A “buck a book,” from their family and friends is recommended, but any amount will be accepted, no matter how small. Cash or checks will be accepted.
    Checks should be made out to LAMS with “Read to Feed” on the memo line. School district policy prohibits canvassing: going door-to-door, to collect pledges.
    The Read to Feed Committee (a group of seventh graders organizing the fundraiser) will decide what kinds of animals to buy through Heifer International.
    Heifer then decides where the need is greatest and provides families and communities with the animals they’ve purchased through the money raised.

  • Thank You 11-14-12

    The 27th annual Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair was held at Griffith Gymnasium Oct. 27. What a tremendous success. We had close to 1,700 attendees.  
    There were 67 exhibitors representing a wide range of health-related organizations. More than 700 flu shots were given and 307 blood draws were done. Along with many other health screenings, 190 bike helmets were given out to Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico children.  
    The health fair is only possible with the support of many organizations, a large number of volunteers and the broader community. Thanks are due to the Los Alamos Heart Council Board (a United Way community partner), which has put on the health fair every year for 27 years; to the Los Alamos Medical Center, which co-sponsors and assists the Heart Council by covering the costs associated with flu shots and advertising; to the phlebotomists from the medical center; to the Los Alamos Council on Cancer which subsidizes the PSA blood test for men; to the Los Alamos Monitor that publishes the Health Fair guide; to KRSN for their support of community activities such as the Health Fair through their interviews and public service announcements; and to the Tuff Riders for help in fitting the helmets for the kids.  

  • Assets in Action: Help kids make decisions

    Asset number eight is Youth as Resources — and our focus for this week.
    What ways can you involve youth in decision making? As a part of your home, school, community or business, what input can they provide to make things better?
    The Chamisa Student Council is currently collecting food items to donate to those in need — in and around our community.
    The youth work as decision makers for the school, with the leaders selected to bring the thoughts and concerns of the school to the table.
    They work on a variety of projects including taking collections for non-profits and more importantly, coming up with the list of those organizations, for which to give.
    Often adults may want input from kids, but lead them in decision making by providing all of the information.
    At Chamisa Elementary, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade representatives staff every class from kindergarten through sixth grade to get their input.
    The students are taught how to ask questions and field answers, regardless of the responses they receive.
    The students then get the final say as to what projects they work on and when they do them.
    The leaders take full responsibility for bringing the decisions back to their classes and promoting the events as they arrive on the calendar.

  • TA-21 demolition

    Workers continue to tear down enclosures at TA-21 on DP Road near the Los Alamos Monitor. The metal enclosures were used to cover the excavation and cleanup of a decades-old waste disposal site.

  • Clarification 11-13-12

    Justin Dunn, who was quoted in the Word on the Street column on Sunday’s Teen Pulse page, sent an email to clarify his remarks. “I was happy with the election results because I believe President Obama is a good candidate for the job,” Dunn said.