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Today's News

  • Homecoming activites 2010

    Wednesday: Pajama Day (students wear pajamas);
    girls varsity volleyball at home, 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday: Freshman-Dress as cowboys
    Sophomores-Dress as Ninjas
    Juniors-Dress in togas
    Seniors-Dress as hippies;
    girls varsity soccer a home, 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: Spirit Day, everyone wears green and gold;
    approved Student Council students excused from classes to decorate for the Homecoming dance; homecoming parade, 2:30 p.m.
    Boys varsity football at home, 7 p.m.

  • 09-21-10 Be There

    Today

    Registration for Girl Scouts will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church (80 SR 4). Girls of all ages from White Rock and Los Alamos are invited to find out about GSUSA and register for a troop. A short information session about the Daisy program will be held for parents of Kindergartners at 5:45 p.m. For more information, call Vanessa Wheeler Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc., membership coordinator, 505-983-6339, or 505-629-7188.
    Thursday

  • Catch “V for Vendetta” Wednesday

    Monster Movie Wednesdays will continue at UNM-Los Alamos on Wednesday with “V for Vendetta.” The films are shown at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Building 2. The series is free and open to the public.
    Dr. Michelle Marsee will give a brief introduction to the films and lively discussions always follow the movie.

  • Italian police seize $30M from Vatican in probe

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italian authorities seized $30 million from a Vatican bank account Tuesday and said they have begun investigating top officials of the Vatican bank in connection with a money-laundering probe.
    The Vatican said it was “perplexed and surprised” by the investigation.
    Italian financial police seized the money as a precaution and prosecutors placed the Vatican bank’s chairman and director general under investigation for alleged mistakes linked to violations of Italy’s anti-laundering laws, news reports said.

  • GOP pledges repeal of health care bill, split on replacement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are promising to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul if they win control of Congress. But with what?
    Not even they know.
    Some have proposed major changes to workplace coverage, even turning Medicare into a voucher plan. Many prefer small steps that tiptoe around political land mines. Others want a clean start.

  • Update 09-21-10

    Bradbury Science Museum takes part in Museum Day

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum is participating for the sixth year in the Smithsonian’s Museum Day on Saturday.
    Sponsored by Smithsonian Media, during Museum Day participating museums and cultural institutions across the United States open their doors free to anyone presenting a Smithsonian Museum Day ticket.

  • Home construction jumps 10.5 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Home construction increased last month and applications for building permits also grew. The gains were driven mainly by apartment and condominium construction, not the much larger single-family homes sector.
    Construction of new homes and apartments rose 10.5 percent in August from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 598,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That’s the highest level since April.

  • Input sought on Oppenheimer house

    When Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer lived in Los Alamos from 1943-1945, it was in a house on “Bathtub Row.”
    The leading scientist at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory lived in the home with his wife, Kitty, their son Peter and daughter, Toni.
    According to the Los Alamos Historical Society, it was built in the late 1920s for Mary K. Connell, an artist, and consisted of a studio/living room, kitchen, study and “sleeping porch.”

  • Border govs sign joint agreement

    SANTA FE — Governors of the states lining both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border signed a joint statement at the Border Governors Conference saying they “recognize the need for comprehensive immigration reform” in the United States and for a deportation process “based on the fundamental premise of respecting the human dignity and human rights of individuals being repatriated.”

  • Boys golf: LA takes 5th at home invite Monday

    It was a day for low scores Monday on the boys’ side of the Los Alamos Fall Invitational.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team hosted the tournament, which was played at Los Alamos Golf Course. The competition, played under near ideal conditions, boasted a dozen sub-80 rounds on the day.
    Nearly half of those low scores were posted by the Hope Christian Huskies. The Huskies, who play in the small-school classification, had all five of their top players shoot under 80 Monday, while their sixth player missed by just two strokes on joining them.