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Today's Opinions

  • An appeal

    Dear Editor,

    Arise, scientific heirs of J. Robert Oppenheimer. For over 60 years scientists here have only followed orders, only done their job, only done their duty. Scientists! Awake from that long slumber. Tell the powerful, warmongering leadership, the politicians, the CEOs of the military/industrial complex that mute scientific compliance is an option that is no longer acceptable.

  • Hospital process very hard

    Dear Editor,

    I had routine appointments at Los Alamos Medical Center. I am sharing my two-week experience to complete the routine procedures in hope that a broken process can be fixed. First, I want to say that all of the people I encountered at the medical center were extremely pleasant and professional. I appreciate the service and the fact that we all can have testing done here in Los Alamos.

    I appreciate more than ever the physicians and their office personnel. Here is my routine:

    1. Sign in at hospital registration to schedule test #1.

  • Failure of national government beyond words

    End to uncertainly is certainly needed.

    We would hope that those who are supposed to be in the know – you know, our leaders – would understand the critical importance of Los Alamos National Laboratory to this nation’s security and future and stop playing political football with it.

    But such rational thought seems far beyond those in national government. At that is tragic.

    So this fantastic institution continues to limp along and we all here – not just in Los Alamos but also in northern New Mexico – suffer.

  • Lots of good news about our local youth, community

    You hear lots of good things about our school district, and much of what you hear is justified.

    Our students are top-notch and go on to prestigious universities and careers. And you don’t have to look far for validation of that point.

    The medical school at the University of New Mexico has about 300 students from all over the world. Did you know that almost 5 percent of that student body is comprised of Los Alamos students? And they do very well.

    David Bear, associate dean of admissions for the medical school, had nothing but praise for our youth.

  • Taking a hit

    Part of the discussion that is not going on in this nation is the fact that people with retirement plans, with 401k accounts, have lost more than $2 trillion in a few days.

    But that’s OK, Congress has saved corporate executives so they can go on $400,000 weekend retreats.

    All that they are asking us to do is pay the bill for them - and lose our retirements. Good deal.

  • Schools can learn from each other

    Dear Editor,

    As a 7th grader who has been homeschooled for three years and public schooled for four years, I feel I know the strengths and weaknesses of both. They can learn from learn from each other.

    How so? You can’t look at the homeschool as and not see the strength that comes from flexibility. You can’t look at the public school and not see the strength that comes from diversity.

  • Kudos to street staff

    Dear Editor,

    I believe I am one of many who holds great admiration and respect for those who are working to improve Diamond Drive. These professionals are working on an extremely limited space and a most heavy traffic area.

    Despite many obstacles, great progress is visible daily. The crews remain, despite rain and sun, polite, helpful, courteous and efficient.

    “Kudos” to each of one of them from this citizen!

    Los Alamos

  • Obama, coming economic disaster

    Dear Editor,

    I know I am probably wasting my time writing this note because America has fallen into a stupor that would have made Rasputin proud, but here goes anyway. You think the economy is bad now, just wait and see what awaits you. Here’s the bleak economic picture you can expect under Comrade Chairman Obama.

    • The Bush tax cuts will be allowed to end in 2010 resulting in a tax increase for most Americans, certainly most here in L.A. County.