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Today's News

  • Romney: 'Barack Obama has failed America'--video extra

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney is opening his first formal day as a 2012 Republican presidential candidate by pitching himself as the one to heal the economy and issuing a direct challenge to the man he wants to replace: "Barack Obama has failed America," he says.

    In excerpts released ahead of his formal kick-off speech Thursday, Romney homes in on the economic woes that are frustrating voters: a lack of jobs, persistent foreclosures and runaway spending in Washington.

  • Mass. towns digging out after tornadoes kill 4--video extras

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Rev. Bob Marrone was pained to see the steeple of his 137-year-old church shattered and strewn on the grass in the central Massachusetts town of Monson, yet he knows he's more fortunate than some of his neighbors who lost their homes after tornadoes tore through the state, killing at least four people, damaging buildings, uprooting trees and shattering lives.

    "I can see the plywood of roofs, and see houses where most of the house is gone," said Marrone, pastor of The First Church of Monson. "The road that runs up in front of my house ... There's so many trees down, it's completely impassable."

  • High bar set for proposed recalls

    The Initiative and Referendum subcommittee also has been charged with rewriting the Recall section of the charter.

  • International Science Winners

    Los Alamos High School Seniors, Alex Kendrick and Ryan Erickson, capped off their high school careers by earning awards in the category of Engineering at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Kendrick won first award and $3,000 and Erickson placed third earning $1,000. Also, Kendrick won a $500 cash award from the Society of Exploration of Geophysicists. Erickson won $2,000 in common stock from United Technologies Corporation. The three LAHS students (Kendrick, Erickson and Julia Murphy) competed against 1,200 students from across the globe and vied for over $2.5 million in prizes and awards.

     

  • Review: Almost Famous over the top

    Lots of people want to be famous. Most of us aren’t even close. But some of us are almost.
    What we want is right there, so close we can taste and smell and feel it in our nerves, but it’s not ours yet.
    Mesa Public Library’s Music Film Series concludes this week with “Almost Famous” (2000), director Cameron Crowe’s award-winning take on what it might be like for a high-school kid to go on a rock’n’roll tour with a band on the brink of over-the-top, glittering, screaming success.

  • LA honor graduate to perform recital

    Aubrie Powell will perform her Senior Music Recital Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.
    Aubrie Melissa Powell is a 2011 honor graduate of Los Alamos High School, born and raised in Los Alamos.
     Powell will attend Ohio Wesleyan University on a scholarship for study for a Bachelor of Music degree. Shee plans to major in Music Theory and Composition with a dual degree in Mathematics
    Powell was awarded several local scholarships including a Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship by the Sangre de Cristo Chorale Society, a Deborah Beene Memorial Scholarship by the Rotary Club, and scholarships from Los Alamos Little Theater, the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Alamos Light Opera.

  • Be There 06-01-11

    Today
    The Sierra Club will have a public meeting at
    7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library. Water Monitoring Program Manager Danny Katzman will speak on, “LANL’s Stormwater Management Projects and Protection of the Rio Grande.”

    Thursday
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Almost Famous,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

  • Hearings to begin on pollution controls

    ALBUQUERQUE — The state was scheduled for hearings Wednesday on a plan to reduce the rate hikes New Mexico electric customers will face for federally mandated pollution controls at a coal-fired plant near Farmington.
    The state Environmental Improvement Board has proposed a $77 million plan for improvements to meet new Environmental Protection Agency directives, which it estimates will cost the Public Service Company of New Mexico customers about $11 a year, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
    That compares to an EPA plan that officials estimate would cost ratepayers about $85 a year.

  • WHO: Cell phones may cause cancer

    In a report issued today, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), said it now lists mobile phone use in the same category as lead, gasoline engine exhaust and chloroform. Officially, cell phone radiation is listed as a “carcinogenic hazard.”
    Until today, the WHO’s IARC had said that there were no adverse health effects from the use of cell phones. The wireless industry, including the CTIA lobbying group, and the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Food and Drug Administration have also long maintained that cell phones are safe.

  • Los Alamos Monitor prize winner

    George Mattys of Los Alamos (center) is presented with a $100 gift card by Los Alamos Monitor publisher Keven Tood (right) and circulation administrator Mike Lippiatt. Mattys won the April drawing as part of the Los Alamos Monitor’s Customer Appreciation promotion.