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Today's News

  • A possible cure for corruption?

    Is New Mexico the most corrupt state in the nation? You’ve seen the news. It looks pretty bad. Many national organizations are interested about corruption in the states.
     On most of their rankings, New Mexico falls somewhere in the middle. The last one I saw ranked us 19th. Political corruption we hear about most often seems to occur in Illinois, New Jersey and Louisiana. But those states donít rank near the top of the corruption scale either.
     It is often little, out-of-the-way states like North Dakota or Vermont that head the corruption list. How can that be? We never hear about it.

  • ‘Petra and the Jay’ takes the stage

    A flying carrot, a dinocyborg and a silicon-based gernanium eater are just a few characters Los Alamos audiences will be able to spend time with.
    “Petra and the Jay,” a musical play with a science fiction setting, will be performed at 7 p.m. April 13 and 2 p.m. April 14 at Crossroads Bible Church. The production is a benefit for Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Earth Day events.

  • ‘Great Conversations’ at Los Alamos High School

    Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert.
    The Third Annual Great Conversations will be from 2-4:30 p.m. April 22 at Los Alamos High School, in the new building. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by filling out a registration form available at lapsfoundatio.com/greatconversations.shtml.
    There will be 14 different conversations going on at the event, two of the speakers are featured here.
    The rest of the speakers will be featured in future editions of the Los Alamos Monitor.  
    “Earthquakes!  Will the world end in 2012?”

  • VA Hospital to host ceremony recognizing former Prisoners of War

    ALBUQUERQUE — Former prisoners of war from World War II, Korea and Vietnam and their families will be the guests of a special ceremony April 4, at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Drive SE, Albuquerque.
    The annual Former Prisoner of War (ex-POW) Recognition Ceremony runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the Education Building (#39) auditorium.
      The guest speaker will be Col. Steven B. Reese, Commander of the 377th Medical Group, Kirtland Air Force Base.
      The program celebrates Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, observed nationally April 9.

  • Dog Jog pre-registration is underway

    There’s still time to register for the 2012 Dog Jog April 28 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.  To enter, visit lafos.org or one of many pet-friendly locations around town (including Pet Pangaea and veterinarian offices) to pick up a form.  
    The entry fees are:
    • $20 for the first adult or child 12 years or older ($25 after pre-registration)
    • $35 for two adults in the same household ($40 after pre-registration)
    • $25 for a registration with one child and one adult ($30 after pre-registration)
    • $15 for each additional adult or child over 12 years in the same household
    • $5 for each additional child
    Registration is available up to, and including, the day of the event.

  • La Leche League meeting Monday

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Martin selected for award

    Lana Martin, who teaches 6th grade at Barranca Mesa Elementary School was selected as the Los Alamos Public Schools 2012 Excellence for Student Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to a staff member, community member, parent, student, or community volunteer for promoting the enhancement of student achievement. The award winner is also credited with focusing on the local school boards efforts to improvement student achievement.
    Martin has taught at Barranca for six years. Her students’ parents nominated her. They noted how impressed they were with their children’s achievement over time. They also spoke to her ability to improve the achievement of students, who were below proficiency.

  • News for Retirees 04-01-12

    April 1-7
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken and dumplings
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Spaghetti
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers

  • Births 04-01-12

    The Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    Feb. 28: A girl, Aubrey Becerra, born to Katrina Gonzales and Charles Becerra
    March 15: A girl, Catalina Gayle Sutton, born to Jaclyn and Andrew Sutton
    March 16: A boy, Ethan John Quintana, born to Anita and John Quintana
    March 19: A boy, Nolan Edward Marquez, born to Agatha and Jaryd Marquez
    March 22: A boy, Devon D. Lopez, born to Andrea Cordova and Gilbert A. Lopez II

  • GAO makes recommendations

    The Government Accountability Office weighed in on the deferred Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement project this week and according to its report, costs will escalate even more if the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration decide to proceed with the project down the road.

    According to its most recent estimates prepared in April 2010, NNSA determined that the CMRR will cost between $3.7 billion and $5.8 billion — nearly a six-fold increase from the initial estimate.