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Today's News

  • Japan bans planting rice in radioactive soil

    TOKYO (AP) — Fears of radiation spread to rice as the planting season began in Japan, prompting the government to ban its cultivation in contaminated soil as fallout leaking from a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant dealt another blow to the national diet.

    Vegetables and milk were the first foods that sparked concerns about the safety of Japanese agriculture after the March 11 tsunami flooded the nuclear plant and its reactors began to overheat and spew radiation. But those worries intensified when highly radioactive water was spotted gushing from the complex into the Pacific and contaminated fish showed up in catches.

    Those concerns have abated somewhat after the leak was plugged and bans on produce from some areas were lifted.

  • Federal shutdown avoided, 2012 budget fight looms--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-minute budget deal forged amid bluster and tough bargaining averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, cut billions in spending and provided the first major test of the divided government that voters ushered in five months ago.

    Working late into Friday night, congressional and White House negotiators finally agreed on a plan to pay for government operations through the end of September while trimming $38.5 billion in spending.

    Lawmakers then approved a measure to keep the government running through next Friday while the details of the new spending plan are written into legislation.

  • 'Historic' deal to avoid government shutdown

     

  • Workers find truck buried in TA-21

    It's nothing short of urban legend around here.

    For years rumors have circulated about a truck, which hauled the original device to the Trinity Bomb site in 1945, and was buried in a landfill at what is now known as TA-21 just off DP Road. Lore has it that the truck was so "hot" with radioactivity that after being driven back to Los Alamos--following the first successful test of an atom bomb--it had to be disposed of in some fashion. 

    On  Friday, excavators working the project uncovered a truck buried beneath the westernmost square building on the site, according to Los Alamos National Laboratory spokesperson Fred DeSousa.

  • Religion listings 04-08-11

    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 located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

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

    Buddhist

  • RELC completes construction project

    Redeemer Evangelical Church has undergone many transitions in the past 30 years. The latest change has resulted in a new building at 2000 Diamond Dr.
    In the early 1970s, Grace Lutheran Church closed down and the property was sold to Ed Grothus, which became part of the “Black Hole.”
    The congregation disbanded and members moved on to other churches. One such church was Immanuel Lutheran Church in Santa Fe.  

  • Update 04-08-11

    Class postponed
    “Herbal Remedies for the Childbearing Years,” a class offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and slated for today has been rescheduled. The class will be from 6-8 p.m. April 21.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the DPU conference room. 

    County Council
    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. April 12 at the fire station in White Rock.

    Special event
    Nationally known Christian singer John Michael Talbot will participate in a special event at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and perform April 12-14. Call 662-6193.

  • LANL man named Security Professional of the Year

    Bartolo “Bart” Torres from Los Alamos National Laboratory has been selected as the 2010 Security Professional of the Year. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) made the announcement Wednesday for the fourth annual Security Professionals of the Year Awards.

    Torres was the primary security and budget expert responsible for developing and implementing significant enhancements to the Defense Nuclear Security (DNS) Program, Planning, Budget, and Evaluation (PPBE) process, according a NNSA news release.

  • LA federal workers won't be furloughed

    Employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory and local offices of the National Nuclear Security Administration as well as the Department of Energy are hopeful they will be able to return to work Monday even if there is a government shutdown.

    “Everyone is still hopeful that an agreement will be reached to avoid a shutdown,” a source familiar with NNSA’s and LANL’s contingency efforts said Thursday. “It’s prudent for everyone, including those at Los Alamos, to prepare for various scenarios. But LANL employees aren’t expected to be furloughed on Monday. There is funding available that would keep us operating for some time in the event of a government shutdown.”

  • Spring is in bloom

    Spring brings out the blossoms of a tree located near Trinity Drive and D.P. Road Friday morning.