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Today's News

  • Its getting scary out there

    It’s that time of year again.  The days are shorter and nights are cooler.  The aspens are slowly turning golden and Aquarius is rising in the seventh house (well actually, it’s rising in the south).  Store aisles are filled with cheap waxy candies and carved pumpkins glow on windowsills.  As October’s end creeps ever closer like a mutant troll, we see more and more instances of scary things that go bump in the night (and whack in the day).

  • Council freezes work on nuisance code revisions

    Updating the nuisance code was put on ice during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night. The council voted, with Councilors Nona Bowman and Mike Wheeler opposing, to put a freeze on any action with the proposed nuisance ordinance changes. Furthermore, the council agreed that prioritized enforcement of current ordinances should proceed.

  • Nuke protesters face the judge

    The “LANL-8” protesters arrested last summer had their day in court Thursday.  
    “Seven of the eight members will stand trial in February,” member Marcus Page said. “The eighth person is in college so he took the plea bargain.”
    Their civil resistance in August led to the hearing in front of Magistrate Judge Pat Casados. The arrested protesters were part of a group of more than 100 activists who held a colorful demonstration in the streets of Los Alamos on the 65th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6.

  • LANL researchers garner fellows prize

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows organization has selected five researchers as recipients of the 2010 Fellows Prizes, which honor exemplary scientific research and leadership. The Fellows organization includes some of the Laboratory’s most prominent scientists.

  • 10-22-10 Be There Calendar

    Saturday
    Come to Pajartio Environmental Education Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for some spooky Halloween crafting fun. Kids ages 10 and up are invited to wear their costumes to PEEC for a free crafting party. We’ll turn plastic bags into cool pencil cases, tote bags and more. Bring a plain cotton T-shirt, if you’d like to make a shirt. Spooky snacks will be served. The free activities will be led by Emma Starrett for the Los Alamos High School and middle school Environmental Clubs. PEEC is located at 3540 Orange Street.

  • 10-22-10 Religion listings

    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

  • Lohan avoids jail, ordered back to rehab

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Lindsay Lohan sidestepped another jail stint Friday when a California judge sent the 24-year-old troubled starlet back to rehab, telling her she was an addict and faced jail time if she relapsed again.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox ordered Lohan to remain at the Betty Ford Center until Jan. 3 and report back to court in late February.

    "You are an addict, I hope you understand that," Fox told Lohan.

  • Health insurers spending more money on GOP campaigns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurers flirted with Democrats, supported them with money and got what they wanted: a federal mandate that most Americans carry health care coverage. Now they're backing Republicans, hoping a GOP Congress will mean friendlier regulations.

    They may get more than they're wishing for.

  • US ups Pakistani military aid by $2 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday laid out a five-year, $2 billion military aid package for Pakistan as it pressed the Islamabad government to step up the fight against extremists there and in neighboring Afghanistan.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the plan during the latest round U.S.-Pakistani strategic dialogue. The administration will ask Congress for $2 billion for Pakistan to purchase U.S.-made arms, ammunition and accessories from 2012 to 2016, Clinton said.

  • Williams: NPR was looking for reason to fire him

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ousted NPR analyst Juan Williams said Friday that he believes his former employer had been looking for a reason to fire him and used comments he made this week about Muslim airline passengers as an excuse to do so. Meanwhile, a U.S. senator said he would start the ball rolling to cut federal funding to the network.