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Today's News

  • Saving for the future

    Halloween brought little witches and goblins and ghouls to our doors, scaring us with frightening blood stained scars, loose skin hanging from half eaten faces, and now and then even a knife impaling someone’s head.  
    One child proved to be the most frightening of all by wearing a Mitt Romney mask. I threw a bowlful of candy bars at him and pleaded, “Leave my dog alone!”
    Trick or Treat! Gimme gimme gimme candy!!! Ah, the sweet sound of young greed.
    Yes, another Halloween come and gone, another visit to the dentist to drill out cavities from ingesting all that sugar and chocolate (well, you’re lucky if there was actually any real chocolate in that stuff.)

  • Okla. St. women's coaches die in Ark. plane crash--video extra

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed when the single-engine plane they were riding in during a recruiting trip crashed near a wildlife management area in central Arkansas.

    The university said the pair died in the crash Thursday night near Perryville, about 45 miles west of Little Rock. The Winona Wildlife Management Area is in steep terrain in the eastern Ouachita Mountains. A cause of the crash was not announced.

    In January 2001, 10 men affiliated with the university's men's basketball team died in a Colorado plane crash.

  • Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Visits LANL

    Admiral James A. Winnefield, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited Los Alamos National Laboratory Thursday.  Winnefield is a four star Navy Admiral, and as Vice Chairman is the second highest-ranking U.S. military officer.

    Winnefield was at Los Alamos to receive a wide variety of classified briefings that covered the broad spectrum of national security science at Los Alamos.  The Vice Chairman was briefed by the laboratory’s senior leadership including director Charlie McMillan, and Principal Associate Directors Bret Knapp and Terry Wallace.  The briefings included details of the laboratory’s Nuclear Weapons Program and Global Security portfolio.

  • Jammed lavatory door on flight sparks terror scare--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — A pilot accidentally locked himself in the bathroom aboard a flight to New York City and touched off a brief hijacking terror scare that underscored the fears about air travel that still linger more than a decade after 9/11.

    The captain of Delta Flight 6132 got stuck in the lavatory Wednesday during the flight from Asheville, N.C., to La Guardia Airport.

    When a passenger with an accent tried to alert the co-pilot in the cockpit, the co-pilot became alarmed and notified air traffic controllers, according to a recording of the radio exchange from the website LiveATC.net.

  • Be There 11-17-11

    Today
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Winnie the Pooh,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Authors Speak Series presents “David Stuart: People of the Pajarito Plateau,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda. The event is being held one week earlier due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The Los Alamos Democratic Party featured speaker will be  Donald Morris, a longtime Los Alamos Democrat. He will speak at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. All are welcome to attend.   

    The Los Alamos County Republican Party will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Hill Top House, third floor conference room.

    Friday

  • Dog that survived death chamber finds new home in New Jersey

    NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) — The dog that survived an Alabama dog pound’s gas chamber has found a permanent home in New Jersey.

    Daniel, a beagle mix named by animal control workers in Alabama after the biblical figure who survived the lion’s den, joined four other rescued dogs last Thursday at the home of Joe Dwyer and his family in Nutley, about 10 miles west of New York City.

    “He’s in extremely good shape, especially in light of what he went through,” Dwyer said Wednesday after returning from a trip to the veterinarian. “His attitude is just incredible.”

  • Bake sale to raise funds for cancer research

    Cookies for Kids’ Cancer will host a bake sale to support pediatric cancer research from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday during the arts and crafts fair at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers.
    Through local base sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.

  • Church hosts holiday bazaar Saturday

    This Saturday, the ladies of the United Church of Los Alamos, along with a few gentlemen, will continue a tradition that started in the 1950s.
    The annual holiday bazaar takes place this weekend with a host of opportunities for the community to get ahead on holiday shopping, while benefiting a variety of missions projects for the Women’s Christian Service Society.
    WCSS raises funds throughout the year to support church missions. For their annual holiday bazaar, members hand craft, donate and bake items on display in the church hall from 9 a.m.-1p.m.
    Shoppers can kick off their shopping experience with hot coffee, tea, cocoa or cider from the “coffee house,” before heading to the book store or holiday ornaments sections of the sale.

  • Update 11-17-11

    Public Forum

    The Environmental Services division will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. today at UNM-LA Bldg. 5, Room 505, to begin discussions about a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) change in rate structure for trash pick up.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with new Fire Chief Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court Closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

  • NMED to lab: No renegotiation of Consent Order

    Discussion about the LANL Consent Order has been rare in a public forum.

    But this morning in Santa Fe, New Mexico Environment Department Secretary David Martin gave a presentation to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities and he made one thing perfectly clear.

    “NMED is not renegotiating the Consent Order,” Martin said.

    So what is the Consent Order?

    An Order of Consent between the New Mexico Environment Department and Los Alamos National Laboratory was signed on March 1, 2005. The Order provides the timetable and requirements for environmental cleanup of hazardous constituents for the laboratory. Following the schedule of the Order, the clean-up program will be completed by 2015.