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  • Schools view 20 years out

    Members of the Los Alamos School Board’s Facilities Strategic Planning Committee presented its findings on a 20-year Facilities Renewal Plan during Thursday’s school board work session at Chamisa Elementary School. The school board last year approved the need for long-term strategic planning to make best use of available funds and provide a blueprint for future general obligation bonding programs.

  • LANL employees protest insurance lapse

    A group of employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory believe they are victims of an insurance runaround.Rob Vitek, one of the people receiving bills for surgery that he thought the laboratory insurance provider, United Health Care (UHC), would pay, has put up a website at vmans.blogspot.com, claiming 70 LANL employees have been “stiffed.”One of the group’s first priorities has been to try to find out how many people are in the same boat. So, far it is in contact with about 25 people who are engaged in a busy network of e-mail communication.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: 'Let food be your medicine'

    Dr. Li Liu – affectionately known as “Dr. Lee” to her patients – has helped those suffering from numb feet and toes, restless leg syndrome, incapacitating lower back pain, poor circulation, vitreous hemorrhages in their eyes  and menopause. “I had problems from a concussion in the past, edema, irregular heart beat … narcolepsy, apnea and insomnia,” one of her patients wrote in a testimonial. “Dr. Lee … gave me back my health. I am healthy, and I work. I cannot say enough about Dr.

  • Tuning up for transformation hearings

    SANTA FE – Competing views on the future of Los Alamos National Laboratory are vying for public attention this week.Over the weekend, community leaders from surrounding communities joined a coalition of activist organizations to prepare for a series of public hearings sponsored by the Department of Energy next week.On Wednesday and Friday, the lab’s weapons program directorate will sponsor tours for community leaders of facilities that figure in the transformational plans for the nuclear weapons complex.Santa Fe Mayor David Coss led the spea

  • Public Defender Commission vetoed

    Ethical and constitutional problems, as well as a desire to avoid more bureaucracy, are reasons Gov. Bill Richardson cited Friday for vetoing legislation creating a new Public Defender Commission.House Bill 193, enacted during the 30-day legislative session ending Feb. 14, called for a commission that would have had independent oversight of the public defenders department.

  • Lola Frances Hodson

    HODSON – Lola Frances Hodson, 84, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, of natural causes. She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick Hodson; her parents, Robert J. and Marie Maher; and brother, Wayne Maher. Lola was a homemaker, a member of the Los Alamos Hospital Auxiliary known to many as the “Pink Ladies,” the Altar Society and the church Choir in Los Alamos.

  • Marguerite Elizabeth Doak Schreiber

    SCHREIBER – Marguerite Elizabeth Doak Schreiber died peacefully in Santa Fe on Feb. 20, 2008, at age 97. Born in Walla Walla, Wash., she was raised in McMinnville, Ore., and graduated there with a degree in French from Linfield College. She married Raemer Edgar Schreiber in 1933. In 1943, Marge, as she was known to most of her friends, accompanied Raemer to Los Alamos, where he participated in the Manhattan Project.

  • Domitila Peinado Flock

    FLOCK – Domitila Peinado Flock, age 94, passed away in Santa Fe on Feb. 26, 2008, quickly of natural causes.

  • LANL tapped for key role in complex transformation

    As part of the government’s efforts to minimize its nuclear footprint, Los Alamos National Laboratory is positioned to play a central role in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s proposed “Complex Transformation” plan.That plan was detailed by LANL Director Michael Anastasio and Joe Martz, a program director in the laboratory’s nuclear weapons program, during a Regional Community Leaders Breakfast Tuesday at the Cities of Gold Hotel Conference Center in Pojoaque. The quarterly breakfast, coordinated by LANL’s Comm

  • County Beat

    • • Monday – Library Board – 5:30 p.m., White Rock Branch Library, 133 Longview Drive. On the agenda: a discussion and adoption of the board statement in regards to the Skate Park, review and approval of the FY 2009 work plan.