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Today's News

  • Helmetcam: Biking Pajarito Mountain
  • Today in History for October 13th
  • Mom Gets 99 Years for Gluing Tot's Hands

    A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler's hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison by a judge who described his decision as a necessary punishment for a brutal, shocking attack.

  • Authorities: Body Is That of Missing Colo. Girl

    Authorities say a body found in a suburban Denver park is that of missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. The disclosure came a week after the fifth-grader disappeared after leaving her home to walk to school.

  • Town's Agony Prolonged in Prostitution Case

    Residents of a Maine community will have to wait at least the weekend to learn which of their friends and neighbors stand accused of giving business to a fitness instructor charged with running a prostitution operation out of her Zumba studio.

  • All hail breaks loose in Los Alamos -- photos added

    A massive hailstorm struck Los Alamos and two to four inches of ice were on the roadways Friday afternoon. The ice, though, has melted in most places and the roads are passable in most areas.

    At about 2:30 p.m., a severe thunderstorm moved through the area, dropping marble-sized hailstones on the townsite. And a  caller working near East Gate reported golf-ball sized hail.

    LAPD Captain Randy Foster said there were no reports of damage. At about 3:40 p.m., Foster said there were some rocks on West Jemez Road that were eventually cleared by LANL personnel. There were no accidents, he said.

    The county, meanwhile, postponed a groundbreaking for the multi-purpose arena scheduled for the North Mesa Stables today. The county reports the stable's roads were muddy and impassable.

    The county deployed snowplows to help remove the ice. By 3:30 p.m., the sun was back out and that helped melt the ice on the roads in time for the evening commute.

    One motorist reported that a passenger side mirror was damaged due to the hailstorm.

    Stay tuned to LAMonitor.com for more details.    

  • The Next Big Small Idea

    I love reading blogs on the human condition.  Why read standard news sites when you can enjoy the introspective analyses of the social issues that impact our daily lives, especially those written by “fair and balanced” minds?
     For instance, a blog might discuss the inventor of the chip-clip and his sociopolitical views on the frightening worldwide shortage of twist ties.  It makes me wonder if anyone ever considered combining the clip-on tie and twist tie.
     Ah, but we do take inventions for granted.  All around us, our world is inundated with the evidence of true innovative genius, from the lowly plastic tip of our shoelaces to the majestic faux Rolls Royce hood adorning thousands of Volkswagen beetles.  It was insights like these that got us out of the dark ages.
     OK, let’s work our way through human virtuosity from the bottom up.  Perhaps the most widespread story of early inventions is that of the toilet, purported to have been the brainstorm of Thomas Crapper.  Well, it’s a cute story, but not true.  In 1596, John Harington invented the toilet as we know it today.  His godmother, Queen Elizabeth I, had one of John’s commodes installed in the Richmond Palace.
     Is this where we got the phrase “a royal flush?”

  • Church Listings 10-12-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • Bible Answers: Dealing with campaign season advertising

    “So many political campaigns seem to go negative.  How should people of faith respond to this display of demeaning and misleading advertising? — George        

  • N.M. 502 work to be completed this weekend

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation will complete its pavement rehabilitation work on N.M. 502 this weekend. The hill to Los Alamos, from mile marker 4 to mile marker 6, has been periodically closed since Oct. 2.
    The road will be closed again from 8 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Oct. 13, while crews mill the centerline and finish striping work. Weather permitting the project will then be completed.
    NMDOT advises all motorists to take the N.M. 4/East Jemez Road truck route to Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory when roadwork is in progress.