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Today's News

  • Jubilant celebration turns rowdy in areas of LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant celebration over the Los Angeles Lakers' dramatic win in the NBA championship turned rowdy in scattered sections of the city, with raucous revelers hurling rocks and bottles at officers, setting fires and jumping on vehicles.

  • Running: Witherell is a dual winner at pace race

    Deidre Witherell had the best predicted finish among several good predictions at this week’s pace race.

    The pace race was held Tuesday in Bayo Canyon, a figure-8 course with 32 athletes taking part in the 1- and 3-mile races.

    In all, 10 participants had actual finish times that were within 30 seconds of their predicted finish times.

    Witherell, running on the 3-mile course Tuesday, was only two seconds off her predicted time. Not only that, Witherell was also the fastest female finisher on the course with her time of 23:32.

  • KRSN named station of the year

    Despite its statewide win of top station in its category and a trove of other excellence in broadcasting awards received Saturday, KRSN AM 1490 intends to shut down soon after this month’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting if denied its request to erect an antenna in the townsite.

    Owners Dave and Gillian Sutton have struggled with the antenna issue since purchasing KRSN in 2005. FCC requirements call for the station to maintain an antenna in its assigned broadcast area on the Hill rather than in White Rock where it currently stands.

  • Column on retail missed the mark

    The Monitor’s practice of giving space to Richard Hannemann’s critical harangues is tiresome but would be much more tolerable if it did not support publication of misinformation and mischaracterization of the positions and activities of others in the community. I want to point out that I am a recent victim. The aims and activities attributed by Hannemann to me and LACDC in his recent article on the editorial page are not mine.

  • 99 cents makes common cents

    Back in the late 1800s, some marketing genius discovered that glass wasn’t the only transparent thing made by man. He noticed that the number nine was also transparent, in fact virtually invisible, and hence was born the trailing invisible nines. I’m talking about the ubiquitous nines thrown at us in one of the most nefarious pricing strategies ever conceived.

    A gallon of milk costs $2.99.  A roasted chicken costs $5.99. A pound of Vermont apple smoked bacon runs $12.99.  Ah ha, you didn’t even see those nines, did you?

  • Golf: Woods struggles while McDowell soars at US Open

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — On another frustrating day at Pebble Beach, Tiger Woods fought with his swing as much as the greens. Graeme McDowell, on the other hand, had that all figured out and gave Woods a distant target to shoot at for the weekend.

    McDowell made six birdies on the way to a 3-under-par 68 Friday to enter the weekend at 3 under. That was two shots ahead of Dustin Johnson, 18-year-old Ryo Ishikawa and Ernie Els, who also shot 68 to position himself for a run at his third U.S. Open title.

  • UPDATE: A blast from the past

    Shake the mothballs off the prom dress and tux because prom is making a second run. URS, Assets in Action and Friends of the Senior Center are hosting a prom starting 6 p.m. June 26 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Read more in tomorrow's Kaleidoscope.

     

  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Author details Lab security breaches

    Former Los Alamos National Laboratory security official Glenn Walp details failed security, crime, mismanagement, cover-ups and corruption at LANL in his new book, Implosion at Los Alamos. Check out this video preview now and read the full story in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Companies selected for Los Alamos smart grid projects

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Toshiba and Kyocera are among 19 companies that have been chosen to work on smart grid demonstration projects in New Mexico.

    The companies were selected Wednesday by the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization. They will collaborate with the state of New Mexico, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, Los Alamos County and others.

    Gov. Bill Richardson said the smart grid projects will change the way power is managed and put New Mexico at the forefront of the world's energy future.

  • The best thing about having a sister

    The best thing about having a sister is that you have a friend for life. The best thing about having Kim as my sister is that I have a fellow “So You Think You Can Dance,” fan for life.

    Our parents probably rolled their eyes at some of things my sister and I engaged in – creating and modeling ancient Egyptian costumes, having sleepovers in our closets and screaming out lyrics to our favorite songs on the radio – but it never bothered us.

    We had our sisterly fellowship and that was all that mattered.