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  • Breaking News: Judge refuses to drop charges against Penny Granich

  • Turning algae into energy

    As part of a project to create alternative sources of energy, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are cultivating green algae that holds promise as a new supply of biofuel.

    “People have been growing algae for centuries for food supplements for use by man and animals,” Project Leader Cecelia Williams said. “It now has the potential to supply our energy needs, too.”

  • Former employee indicted

    Following a lengthy FBI investigation, a U.S. District Court grand jury Thursday indicted former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee Alex Maestas.

    According to court documents, Maestas is facing two Level 4 offenses. Count one references the theft of government property and count two involves the theft of nuclear material.

    Last March LANL’s multiple layers of security at the Plutonium Processing Facility at Technical Area 55 where Maestas worked stopped the alleged theft.

  • Web site reveals flu myths and facts

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday unveiled several new resources on the federal governmentís one-stop resource for flu information at www.flu.gov.

    The Web site now features a new H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation guide for adults 18 and older along with a new Flu Myths and Facts section, which provides the public with the latest and most accurate information about the flu.

  • There's a good way to club the children

    Parents, do you want your child to learn more than what is usually taught in school? In my opinion, your kid should be clubbed. Yeah, at least once a week, a good club makes all the difference in the world.

  • ‘Toppers blank Spartans at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team picked up its second District 2AAAA win of the season Wednesday night.

    The Hilltoppers rolled over the Bernalillo Spartans 3-0 Wednesday, getting several of its younger players into the rotation throughout the contest.

    Los Alamos jumped all over Bernalillo early, taking the first game 25-12. Then, with its younger players getting in, including sophomore Lynne Cash, took game two by the same score. Los Alamos finished off the contest winning the third game 25-19.

  • LA opens district Friday vs. Taos

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will head into District 2AAAA play with but one win under its belt.

    However, in this district, the Hilltoppers could jump from last to first rather quickly. They will get their chance to do so starting Friday at home against the Taos Tigers. Game time is 7 p.m.

    The Hilltoppers (1-4) are currently tied for the worst record in the district along with Capital. These were the two teams that some thought might contend for the district title in 2009.

  • Rethinking Columbus on his day

    Christopher Columbus was also known as Cristobal Colon and as Cristoforo Columbo.

    I want to tell you something that is not taught in public schools. Nor is this taught even in most Christian schools.

    (By the way, did you know that the Santa Maria at 97 feet long was only 27 feet longer than a Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig?)

  • Dueling continues in Granich case

    Three witnesses Wednesday joined the long line testifying in Santa Fe District Court since Monday in the case of a local woman charged with killing her husband by driving him off a White Rock cliff.

    Defense attorneys argue their client, Penny Granich, 35, should never have been charged because no one saw her driving the couple’s 2004 Dodge pickup and she can’t remember a thing about the Dec. 4, 2005 crash.

    Penny’s husband Thomas Edward Granich, 32, was discovered dead at the bottom of the canyon near Overlook Park.