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A Little Girl, a Former Fire Chief and a Stylist to Celebrities Help Cancer Patients

Elliot (Elli) Madsen, 9, flashes a big smile as stylist Blair Leonard prepares to cut her hair for Locks of Love. Photo by Dee-Dee Madsen

By Carol A. Clark

Three kind-heartened individuals came together in White Rock this month for one simple purpose – to make others feel better.

Elliot (Elli) Madsen is nine years old. She is in Mrs. Mann’s 4th grade class at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

“Elli decided to contribute to the Locks of Love Foundation all on her own, she is such a sweet kid,” her mother Dee-Dee Madsen said. “She learned of the organization in school.  Last year I told Elli


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A Little Girl, a Former Fire Chief and a Stylist to Celebrities Help Cancer Patients

Elliot (Elli) Madsen, 9, flashes a big smile as stylist Blair Leonard prepares to cut her hair for Locks of Love. Photo by Dee-Dee Madsen

 

By Carol A. Clark

Three kind-heartened individuals came together in White Rock this month for one simple purpose – to make others feel better.

Elliot (Elli) Madsen is nine years old. She is in Mrs. Mann’s 4th grade class at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

“Elli decided to contribute to the Locks of Love Foundation all on her own, she is such a sweet kid,” her mother Dee-Dee Madsen said. “She learned of the organization in school.  Last


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Historical Society’s Community Tea Focused on Breathing New Life into Oppenheimer House

Sunday’s Los Alamos Historical Society Community Tea and Interpretive Planning Session examined how to enhance and celebrate a world-renowned legacy.

 

 

By Carol A. Clark

Some 70 preservationists, scholars, museum experts and community members spent 3.5 hours Sunday afternoon brainstorming the ways to use J. Robert Oppenheimer’s famous Bathtub Row residence to tell his story “in his own words.”

“Historic houses throughout the country are closing down … I don’t want this to be a velvet rope museum where a guide takes people through and


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Historical Society’s Community Tea Focused on Breathing New Life into Oppenheimer House

Sunday’s Los Alamos Historical Society Community Tea and Interpretive Planning Session examined how to enhance and celebrate a world-renowned legacy.

 

Some 70 preservationists, scholars, museum experts and community members spent 3.5 hours Sunday afternoon brainstorming the ways to use J. Robert Oppenheimer’s famous Bathtub Row residence to tell his story “in his own words.”

“Historic houses throughout the country are closing down … I don’t want this to be a velvet rope museum where a guide takes people through and they hear the


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 16 to Feb. 22, 2012

 

The following information was 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.

Feb. 16 at 12:02 p.m./A 12-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was battered at Los Alamos Middle School on Hawk Drive.

Feb. 16 at 10:39 p.m./A 14-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged with battery at LAMS and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m./A 15-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged at Los Alamos High School with possession of marijuana


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Los Alamos Boasts First Photovoltaic System Installed on a Landfill in New mexico

NEDO has begun installing the photovoltaic system on the capped landfill adjacent to the Eco Center. NEDO will install one megawatt, and the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will enter into a purchase power agreement for another, for a total of two megawatts on the capped landfill. This is the first photovoltaic system in New Mexico to be installed on a landfill. Photo by Julie Williams-Hill

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has partnered with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities and the Los Alamos


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Beauty in the Beast Opening Reception Featured Unique Perspectives

The beauty of a beast shines in the eye of the beholder. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

 

Friday night’s opening reception drew 150 people to view the Beauty in the Beast show at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The show revealed the wild side of beauty. It runs through March 31.

Works by local artist Thelma Hahn are on display in the Portal. The Art Center at 2132 Central Ave. is in the historic Fuller Lodge and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke greets patrons during Friday’s opening reception of Beauty in the Beast. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com


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LACA to Present One of the World’s Most Celebrated Vocal Ensembles: The King’s Singers

The King’s Singers at St. James Church, Piccadilly, London, Britain. From left, Timothy Wayne-Wright, Jonathan Howard, Christopher Bruerton, David Hurley, Paul Phoenix and Christopher Gabbitas. Photo by Alex MacNaughton

 

On March 10, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers, as the fourth concert in LACA’s 65th anniversary season. Describing their appearance at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, Alexandra Coghlan wrote “with a flawless blend and a balance of playful showmanship and sophisticated


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Exercise and Your Heart

Kent Pegg

 

By Kent Pegg

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer in the United States today. Nearly one million American deaths are caused by CVD each year. That’s nearly 40 percent of all the deaths in this country. Many of these deaths are preventable and caused by a lack of physical activity. It is estimated that one out of every eight deaths in America is caused by that very lack of physical activity.

Three of the most common types of CVD are coronary artery disease, hypertension and peripheral vascular disease.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by atherosclerosis,


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Rotary Crab Fest Draws Record Crowd Sunday Night

Participating in the Rotary Crab Fest Dinner are members of the Japan National Swim Team with LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt, LAHS National Honor Society students Ali Berl and Lauren TenCate who both swim for the Pajarito Aquatic Club, LAHS basketball player and National Honor Society student Nick Baker, Japan Head Coach Kaneko, Rotarian Bill Hudson and Assistant Coach Nakamura. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Senior Vice President Jill Cook of Los Alamos National Bank, the Crab Fest’s major sponsor, donated her talents as auctioneer for the 3rd annual fundraiser


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Dems Paint the Town Blue

New Mexico House of Representatives Democratic Candidate Stephanie Richard, left, with LAPS Teacher Andrea Determan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By Kirsten Laskey

“This is our year,” said Stephanie Richard, candidate for New Mexico District 43 House of Representatives, to the crowd assembled at the Los Alamos Democratic Party’s County Convention at the Hilltop House Hotel Thursday.

With the room packed and the walls plastered with campaign posters, the mood felt optimistic. This was reflected in Richard’s words when she said a friend from Santa Fe commented


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A Glimpse of the Engineering Behind the Science at LANL

LANL Associate Director of Engineering Steve Girrens discusses current data on R&D engineering
demographics at the Lab. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about the important role engineers play at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

February is National Engineers Month and several local engineers recently appeared on the Behind the White Coat Program now airing on PAC 8 to spotlight the role engineering plays at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Steve Girrens, LANL’s associate director for engineering participated in the five-part


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Find It @ Your Library

 

The Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library have books in Chinese, Russian, Spanish and more … Visit the library’s foreign language collections, in print and online.

Whether you are learning a new language, keeping up with new releases in your native language or just enjoy honing your foreign language skills, Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library aim to please.

The libraries provide all patrons, including local readers, listeners and viewers, with materials in languages from around the world.

  • The foreign language book collection has hundreds of titles in both

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N.M. 4 Road Work Ramps Up

A worker digs a deep ditch along N.M. 4 as part of the roadway improvement project now underway. The nearly $5 million project is scheduled for completion this fall. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

An asphalt sprayer moves slowly along N.M. 4. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

 


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Ten Artists Will Represent Los Alamos Creative District

The Los Alamos Creative District is accepting applications from artists interested in representing this community at downtown Albuquerque’s Centennial Summerfest June 16.

Ten of the applicants will be selected for the 100 for 100 art show and competition.

The Centennial Summerfest is expected to be heavily attended and will include a variety of arts, food and entertainment venues.

One hundred artists from Albuquerque and New Mexico’s other five state recognized arts and culture districts, including Los Alamos will form an artists market throughout the event.

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Former Chairman and CEO of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. Sentenced for Foreign Bribery and Kickback Schemes

WASHINGTON—Albert “Jack” Stanley, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. (KBR), was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison for conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by participating in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts and for conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud as part of a separate kickback scheme, the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison for the


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Find It @ Your Library

The Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library have books in Chinese, Russian, Spanish and more … Visit the library’s foreign language collections, in print and online.

Whether you are learning a new language, keeping up with new releases in your native language or just enjoy honing your foreign language skills, Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library aim to please.

The libraries provide all patrons, including local readers, listeners and viewers, with materials in languages from around the world.

  • The foreign language book collection has hundreds of titles in both fiction

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Donated Milling Machine is the Hive’s Newest Asset

This mill was donated to the Hive and is available for use. Courtesy Photo

 

By Mandy Marksteiner

Last week Chris Luchini donated a Sherline 5400 Milling Machine with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) to the Hive.

Over the weekend Richard Browning, Jung Pyo Hong and Sam Park have been working to restore the machine, which was probably made in the mid to late 80’s, so that members of the Hive can use it to create prototypes and models.

The machine has four axes; X, Y, and Z and a rotary table that you can clamp work to and rotate under computer control. According to the Sherline website, compared to


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Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High School.


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Rep. Jim Hall’s Morning at the Hive

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties visited the Los Alamos Daily Post operation inside the Hive in White Rock Thursday morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rep. Jim Hall, left, learns about a hydroponic grape plant growing project underway in the wet lab at the Hive from Jung Hong. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Richard Browning discusses technology innovations with Rep. Jim Hall during his Thursday morning visit to the Hive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


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