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Today's News

  • Lab sets shipment record

    For the fourth consecutive year, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s TRU Waste Program has sent a record number of transuranic waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad for permanent disposal.

    The laboratory’s 172nd shipment of TRU waste this year left Los Alamos bound for WIPP Aug. 2. With two months left in the fiscal year, the laboratory has already beat last year’s fiscal year record of 171 shipments.

    “Our goal this fiscal year is 184 shipments and we are on track to surpass that by a substantial margin,” said Lee Bishop, TRU waste manager at the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos Site Office. “We expect to send in the neighborhood of 200 shipments to WIPP this year.”

  • Anti-nuke activists speak out

    Ashley Pond was the scene of a day-long anti-nuclear rally Sunday, as speaker after speaker came to the podium to speak out against the primary purpose of Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as nuclear warfare in general.

    The event was sponsored by Nuke Free Now.

    Activist Robert Chavez told the crowd why it was important to teach youth about nuclear disarmament.

    “The kids, that are growing up now, today, they are going to be the leaders of this community” he said. “They have to be informed now; no matter how old they are, even if they are just little kids.”

  • Cops bust 6 protesters

    Six protesters in Los Alamos to mark the 67th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan were arrested Monday in an early morning demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The demonstrators were given several warnings by law enforcement officials prior to their arrest.
    Traffic slowed to a crawl as the Los Alamos National Laboratory was open to LANL and Department of Energy badge holders only.

    Badges were physically checked at the laboratory’s vehicle access points. Those without badges were directed around the laboratory via N.M. 4. Traffic was backed up past the Omega Bridge and down Diamond and Trinity Drives.

  • Photos tell world of stories

    “A picture is worth a thousand words” tells more about human nature than you would guess. Some link the popular saying to Confucius (born 551 BC). Others trace its origin to ad man Fred Barnard in 1921. Check it out.
     Our nature also chooses the meanings of today’s photographs of Earth from space. The pair of photos confirms for each reader that his or her world view is far wiser than the views that others express.
    The sunlit photograph of Earth was taken from Apollo 17 shortly after launch on December 7, 1972. It displays what we are given to work with: Earth, its bright water and air hanging together in the black void. We also have the abilities to take such a photo.

  • How to deal with the telemarketers

    When the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003 was passed, it was supposed to herald a new era of silence – as in, no more annoying dinner-time telemarketing calls. Based on the number of unsolicited calls our household still receives nearly a decade later, however, I’d say the law has been had only mixed success.
    True, the sheer volume of calls did drop significantly after we registered our home and cell phone numbers with the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry. But because so many types of organizations are exempt from the legislation and so many shady companies flout the rules, everyone I know still gets pestered relentlessly.

  • Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies
  • Let's Get It Started

    Monday was the first official day of preseason workouts for high school football programs around the state, including the Hilltoppers. Here, Mitch Carson runs agility drills during Monday morning’s workout at the Los Alamos High School practice field. Los Alamos is coming off a 6-5 season and a District 2-4A championship in 2011. The Hilltoppers’ first game of the 2012 season is scheduled for Aug. 31 at home against Pojoaque.

  • All-Stars eliminated by Texas East

    The White Rock-Los Alamos All-Star junior softball team was bounced out of the Southwest Regional championship tournament largely on the strength of one big inning Sunday.
    The Southwest Regional is the final step on the road to the Little League World Series, which for junior division softball, will be in Washington later this month. The WR-LA All-Stars advanced to the tournament after winning the District 1 title in early July.
    Unfortunately, it was a short appearance for the WR-LA All-Stars, who lost both of their tournament games, including Sunday’s elimination game against Texas East.

  • Bolt gets ready for the 200m

    LONDON (AP) — Get ready for more of The Bolt Show.
    Usain Bolt dropped by Olympic Stadium for a brief visit Monday night and did things his way, as usual, jumping to the top step of the medal podium to collect his second consecutive gold for the 100 meters.
    When the Jamaican sensation returns to the track on Tuesday, it’ll be for the first round of the 200 meters, an event he’s planning to win, too, as part of his quest to become what he calls a “living legend.”
    As it is, Bolt and Carl Lewis are the only men to take home back-to-back golds in the 100.
    No man ever has won two Olympic golds in the 200 meters.

  • Topes Notes 08-07-12

    Isotopes’ pitching gets walloped Monday vs. Tucson

    The Albuquerque Isotopes don’t seem to be having much trouble scoring against the Tucson Padres during their current series, but stopping the Padres from scoring has been an issue.
    The Isotopes have scored 19 runs in the first two games of the series, but Tucson has won both contests. The Padres won Sunday’s series opener 10-8, then followed that up with a 14-11 victory Monday.
    To finish up its current homestand with at least a .500 mark, the Isotopes must win both tonight and Wednesday. They split their four-game set with Las Vegas just prior to the Tucson series.