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Sixty-Nine Years Later ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Back on LALT Stage With LANL Director Playing the Corpse

on September 16, 2013 - 9:53am
Martha (Jeanne Adkins) left, Teddy (Larry Gibbons) and Abby (Jody Shepard) hatch a scheme. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mortimer (Don Monteith) stuggles as Jonathon (Pete Sanford) left, and Dr. Einstein (Brad Lounsbury) share a drink. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 The cast takes a bow from left, Elaine (Crystal Miller), Abby (Jody Shepard), Martha (Jeanne Adkins), Mortimer (Don Monteith) and LANL Director Charlie McMillan who plays the corpse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Arsenic and Old Lace

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 4–Sept. 11, 2013

on September 16, 2013 - 9:50am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Sept. 4 at 1:46 p.m. / A 39-year-old Espanola man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $500.

SUSAN REASS

Sept. 4 at 9:33 p.m. / Police arrested Susan Reass, 35, of Los Alamos on Tecolote Street and charged her with DWI and driving with an open container of alcohol.

Sept.

From Free Bike Helmets to Flu Shots - It's All Happening at the Health Fair

on September 16, 2013 - 9:48am
2012 Health Fair visitor gets a flu shot. Courtesy photo

LAHC News:

The Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair began in 1985 as an idea at a Heart Council meeting proposed by Dr. Carolyn Linnebur and Mahavir Jain.

This first health fair was held at Fuller Lodge. Over the years, it grew to include the Community Building and then moved to Griffith Gym at Los Alamos High School where it is to this day.

The widely attended Health Fair goals are to provide education and information to the general public about the health resources and services available in the community and surrounding areas,

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Letter to the Editor: Appalled at Mother/Baby Bear Separation

on September 16, 2013 - 9:26am
By ELIZABETH JACOB
Los Alamos

I was appalled to have read about the events surrounding the capture and separation of these bears. 

Euthanizing? Is this our way of getting rid of a situation that we created? Global warming, burn down their environment, take away their food source, and, when they come to our doorstep because they smell food, we kill them!

De ja vu all over again. We did the same thing to the indigenous peoples of the Americas and proclaimed self righteousness.

Shame on us!

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Entire Rio Grande Basin Remains Focus For Potential Flooding

on September 16, 2013 - 8:52am

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

National Weather Service: The Rio Grande basin, from northern New Mexico to Brownsville remains the focus of concern for potential flooding this week due to three distinct events ongoing in the region:

  • The ongoing rainfall over New Mexico;
  • Heavy rainfall leading to reservoir releases in the Rio Conchos basin in northern Mexico; and
  • Potential impacts from Hurricane Ingrid in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
  • In New Mexico, widespread heavy rainfall has ended.

Yang: Balancing Between Power And Empathy

on September 16, 2013 - 8:39am

Balancing Between Power And Empathy
By ELENA YANG

It turns out that people lose their empathy once they assume a position of power. (Who’d thought?!) This isn’t just based on hunch, or some social/psychological research findings. A recently published neuroscience study demonstrates such a link in one’s brain (http://www.npr.org/2013/08/10/210686255/a-sense-of-power-can-do-a-number....) It’s hard to quarrel with physical evidence.

By and large, I seem to be critical of managers; they bear more responsibilities, and therefore need to be judged on higher standards.

Los Alamos Senior Olympians Compete at National Senior Games in Cleveland

on September 16, 2013 - 8:23am

Senior Olympians from left, Susan Krohn, Jackie Marr and Inez Ross. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

Three local athletes recently competed at the National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio.

Susan Krohn and Jackie Marr participated in the swimming events for women in the 70-74 age division and Inez Ross in the 5K Road Race for women in the 80-84 age division.

Results:

Inez Ross:

  • 5K Road Race = 4th at 50:12:2 (just 7 seconds behind 3rd place)

Susan Krohn (swimming with a casted broken arm):

  • 100 yard back: 26th at 3:49:86
  • 50 yard brst: 20th at 1:54:29
  • 50 yard free: no time given (5th in her
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Calling for Actors: Nana’s Naughty Knickers

on September 16, 2013 - 8:07am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre Auditions for “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” by Katherine DiSavino will be held 5-7 p.m. today, Sept. 16 at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St.

Performance dates are Dec. 31, 2013/Jan. 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11, 2014.

Are you ready to laugh and have fun as you entertain our audiences? Join us for this humorous production. We know you will have a great time working on it.

The Characters for this play are as follows:

  • SYLVIA CHARLES – In her early 80s, living like she’s in her early 20s.

LA Walks Fall Start-up Meeting Set For Sept. 25

on September 16, 2013 - 7:52am

LA WALKS News:

LA Walks will hold a Fall Start-up meeting and invites public attendance. The meeting is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in (upstairs) meeting room 1 Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Mesa Public Library.

LA Walks is a citizens’ group whose mission is to support pedestrian safety, accessibility, convenience, and comfort throughout Los Alamos. We are interested in new members and our focus is to start the current fall season by setting new project goals for our walkability advocacy group.

Come and join the group discussion Sept. 25.

 

Fusion Multisport Opening in Downtown Los Alamos!

on September 15, 2013 - 12:46pm

New business owners Brad and Rose Nyenhuis anticipate opening Fusion Multisport in late October or early November in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
She's a runner. He's a cyclist. They both love downhill skiing. Together Rose and Brad Nyenhuis own Fusion Multisport set to open in late October or early November in downtown Los Alamos.
 
The 2,200-square-foot store at 106 Central Park Square, facing Central Avenue, will specialize in products and services for:
  • Runners - free computerized gait analysis, full line

Einstein Dipped in Dunk Tank

on September 15, 2013 - 10:38am

Seen here preparing to be dipped in the dunk tank, Albert Einstein (AKA Chamber Manager Katy Korkos), was spotted making the rounds at Saturday's Next Big Idea Festival in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Einstein spent time palling around with the Beave from this year's major event sponsor Beaver Toyota. Courtesy photo

Not one to dilly dally when there's work to be done, Einstein pitched in and assisted Carolyn Mangeng and, not pictured Heather McClenahan and Kelly Stewart, at the event information booth during Saturday's Next Big Idea Festival. Einstein commended MainStreet Director

Democrats Meet 7 p.m. Thursday

on September 15, 2013 - 9:21am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Building 2 at UNM-LA.

There will be a celebration of the recent marriage equality decision in Los Alamos, discussion with speakers and refreshments.

All Democrats are welcome to attend.

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Explosives Experts Present Lecture

on September 15, 2013 - 9:12am

LANL News:

Cary Skidmore of Detonator Technology and Dan Hooks of the Associate Directorate for Weapon Engineering and Experiments will talk about Los Alamos National Laboratory’s work with explosives in a Brown Bag lecture noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

The talk titled “Seventy Years of Leadership in High Explosives Science,” will look at the Laboratory’s work in the field of explosives — from creation and invention of new explosive molecules to waste treatment.

Skidmore will describe the birth of explosives science at Los Alamos and highlight

Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 16

on September 15, 2013 - 9:09am

Non-County Projects of Significance:
Smith’s Marketplace: Contractor Utility Work on Trinity between Knecht and DP Rd:
The south eastbound lane on Trinity Drive is closed between Knecht and DP Road. Expect congestion and plan for delays, especially during the evening commute. Alternate routes are recommended. This work will continue through November.
 
Smith’s Marketplace: Truck Traffic on NM502 and Trinity Drive Near MariMac
Construction continues through May 2014 at the Marketplace work site south of MariMac Plaza, which means motorists using Main Hill Road (N.M.

Hygea Health Bite: Five Surprising Sugar Bombs...

on September 15, 2013 - 9:03am
Hygea Health Bite:
Five Surprising Sugar Bombs in Your Kitchen Right Now
By: Lisa C. Bakosi, CHC

We do sugar in this country like we do everything else ─ in a big way, but it hasn’t always been like this. The average American now consumes about 130 pounds of sugar per year. That’s three pounds per week or 3,550 pounds over a lifetime.

You may be thinking, “There’s no way I eat that much sugar.” Most of us don’t consume that much sugar on purpose, but it comes hidden in many of our everyday foods.

Excess sugar is definitely not our friend.

Valles Caldera Welcomes Back Two Trustees

on September 15, 2013 - 8:54am

VCT News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – The Valles Caldera Trust board of trustees has rescheduled its meeting in public to Sept. 26 at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder in Pojoaque instead of the originally planned Sept. 19 date in Espanola.

The meeting is pushed back a week to accommodate the return of Dr. Melissa Savage and Dr. C. Kenneth Smith to the board of trustees. The White House recently announced President Barack Obama's intent to nominate both former trustees for reappointment to the board. Their previous terms expired in January 2013.

By statute each trustee position is filled with a

GOP Central Committee Meets Thursday

on September 15, 2013 - 8:48am
GOP News:

All interested members of the Republican Party are invited to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Los Alamos County Republican Central Committee.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in room 610 on the UNM-LA campus.

Chairman Robert Gibson will conduct the meeting.

 

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First TAC Meeting 6-7 p.m. Monday

on September 15, 2013 - 8:47am

TAC News:

TAC stands for the Topper Advisory Committee.

This committee serves as a site-based advisory council for Los Alamos High School to advise the principal on critical issues that directly impact the needs of all students, to develop broadly based communication mechanisms to enable stakeholders to work together and become a resource for all, to evaluate the site goals and Educational Plan for Student Success (EPSS) yearly and make recommendations for the following year's EPSS and goals, and to disseminate information to stakeholder groups.  

Parents are invited to find out what is

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Students Organize Suicide Awareness Activities

on September 15, 2013 - 8:42am

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

Two high school students have planned a week of activities on suicide prevention next week at Los Alamos High School.

Faith Glasco and Elizabeth Hjelvik have put together a list of activities.

“After the events of last school year, I decided it was time someone did something to try preventing this tragedy,” Hjelvik said. “I did a lot of research on suicide and discovered that it is 100 percent preventable if the person is reached out to and having this week’s activities will show people that people do care about them.”

Partners in this events include Key Club,

Naval JROTC Holds Nut Sale Fundraiser

on September 15, 2013 - 8:27am

JROTC News:

The Los Alamos Naval JROTC unit is raising funds through a nut sale with the Virginia Diner Company.

The sale is the biggest fundraiser the students do and will fund travel and team costs throughout the year.

Those interested can go to http://www.virginiadiner.com/ to shop for what they want. Then enter LAHS NJROTC in New Mexico and the cadet name, Rachel Barthell, and then check out.

The unit has 104 students in the program this year and they hope to hold their first meet at Los Alamos High School.

If you would like a cadet to stop by and help with ordering, call the unit

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Support Limits on Carbon Pollution

on September 15, 2013 - 8:25am
RAMONA MAICZYNSKI
Albuquerque

This summer, New Mexico saw deadly wildfires and yet more extreme drought.

Now, a new report reveals the biggest culprits causing the global warming pollution, which scientists warn will bring even worse extreme weather in the future.

Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center finds that power plants are New Mexico’s single largest source of carbon pollution, responsible for over half of our carbon emissions. What’s more, the Four Corners Power Plant, outside Farmington, is the 15th most carbon polluting plant in the nation.

I urge New Mexico’s leaders,

Letter to the Editor: Scheduling of Next Big Idea Festival

on September 14, 2013 - 9:46am
By RAO GARIMELLA
Los Alamos

I have been following the discussion on scheduling of the Next Big Idea festival on Yom Kippur. I just wonder if the community should also take into account the Chinese New Year or Dia del Los Muertos (which Wikipedia says is a national holiday in Mexico)?

Incidentally, my family follows Hinduism and on our festival days we wake up early to finish our rather elaborate worship or perform it in the evening and go about our secular activities during the day.

Other than Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year, which have become established as days that the entire

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