Today's News

  • LANL researchers make nuclear fuels advance

     Advances made by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory could enhance the ability of scientists to develop advanced nuclear fuels in a safer, simpler manner.
    Uranium chemistry research relies heavily on a variety of uranium “starting materials”—solids and solutions—that are precursors to uranium compounds of oxygen, nitrogen, halogen, carbon, fluorine, and other elements, all of which are candidates for advanced nuclear fuels.
    Uranium also has been identified as a promising material in developing superconductors, and for use as catalysts—to speed up other chemical reactions.

  • April showers

    An early morning walker braved the rain this morning in front of the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

  • Alcohol awareness highlighted in April

    April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time set aside to educate Americans about ways to help stop underage drinking and fight drunk driving.

    According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are nearly 11 million underage drinkers.
    On average, 51.6 percent of Americans age 12 and older used alcohol at least once in the 30 days before being surveyed, according to SAMHSA’s national survey on drug use and health. Also, an average of 23.3 percent had binged five or more drinks within two hours and 23.3 percent reported drinking heavily, consuming more than five drinks on five-plus occasions.

  • Deadline looms for Trinity Site Project

    With a May 1 deadline looming, Los Alamos County and North American Development Group (NADG) continue negotiations to bring the Trinity Site Revitalization Project into fruition.

    Both parties have just weeks to wrap up the negotiations on the project, which is designed to deliver retail options to the county and revenue to Los Alamos Public Schools. If negotiations go well, Acting County Administrator Randy Autio said the May 1 deadline might be extended.

    Currently, Autio said both parties are negotiating the lease terms for the property, which is located at Trinity Drive and Knecht Street. The two key points that dominate the discussions revolve around the amount of rent the developer should pay and the escalations in the rent for the future, he said.

  • Top 10 Movies 04-07-11

    1.  “Hop,” weekend gross, $37.5 million
    2.  “Source Code, $14.8 million
    3.  “Insidious,” weekend gross, $13.2 million
     4.  “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, $10 million
    5. “Limitless,” weekend gross, $9.3  million
    6.  “The Lincoln Lawyer,” weekend gross, $6.8  million
    7.   “Sucker Punch,” weekend gross, $6 million
    8.  “Rango,” weekend gross, $4.5 million
    9.  “Paul,” weekend gross $4.2 million
    10.  “Battle Los Angeles,” weekend gross, $3.5 million

    Source: www.the-movie-times.com

  • Out and About 04-07-11

    Art openings
    “Two Four One,” an exhibit of landscape photography by Victoria Rogers and collaborative abstracts by Victoria Rogers and Cal Haines will open with a reception at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Church, 107 W. Barcelona Road, Santa Fe. The exhibit will run through April 30. For more information call 989-1088.

    The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, opens a major exhibition, “Folk Art of the Andes,” April 17. This will be the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America, showcasing more than 850 works of art primarily dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit runs through February 2012.

  • LA Happenings 04-07-11

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 04-07-11

    1.  E.T., Katy Perry feauring Kanye West
    2. S&M, Rihanna
    3.  F**k You (Forget You) Cee Lo Green
    4. Born This Way, Lady Gaga
    5. Just Can’t Get Enough, The Black Eyed Peas
    6.  No Sleep, Wiz Khalifa
    7.  Look At Me Now, Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
    8. F**kin’ Perfect, P!nk
    9.  Down On Me, Jeremih featuring 50 Cent
    10.  On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
    11.  Blow, Ke$ha
    12. Grenade, Bruno Mars
    13. Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E
    14. Firework, Katy Perry
    15.  Moment 4 Life, Nicki Minaj featuring Drake

  • Orchard offers springtime chuckwagon events

    Reservations are being taken for Dixon Apple Orchard’s Springtime Chuckwagon event from 4-7:30 p.m. April 16 and 2-5:30 p.m. April 17.
    Take a journey back into the old west … sit back, relax and enjoy live music and scenery as Carl Hawkins of “Hawkins Chuckwagon” rustles up a meal cooked over an open fire in Dutch ovens.
    Cabin Orchard Hayrides will weave attendees through the entire Dixon’s Apple Orchard on a tractor-pulled hay wagon. An explanation of its history and operation will be given.
    Attendees will spend time at the Old Log Cabin built at the turn of the century.

  • Missile from Gaza hits Israeli school bus, 2 hurt

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck a school bus in southern Israel Thursday, wounding two people, including one critically, Israeli officials said, prompting the fiercest Israeli retaliation on the coastal territory since a broad military offensive two years ago.

    Israel unleashed airstrikes and tank fire against Hamas targets across the border, killing three people and wounding 33 others, including four critically, said Palestinian health official Adham Abu Salmiya.

    He said one dead man was a 50-year-old civilian who was sitting outside his home when he was struck by tank fire. Two other men, in their 20s, were killed near the southern Gaza town of Rafah. It was unclear if they were civilians or militants.