By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | March 8, 1993
NEW YORK -- Pernell Whitaker had yet to throw a punch at World Boxing Council welterweight champion Buddy McGirt on Saturday night, and already promoter Don King was choreographing a fall showdown "at the Alamo" between Whitaker and unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez of Mexico."
SANTA FE, N.M. - With a scathing indictment of the federal response to fires that have now burned nearly 80 square miles of northern New Mexico and more than 400 homes, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt said yesterday that the government was wholly to blame and would do whatever possible to compensate victims. "The calculations that went into this were seriously flawed," Babbitt said at a news conference in which federal officials described how a planned burn for a small section in Bandelier National Monument quickly raged out of control, overtaking wide areas beyond, including the city of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a nuclear facility.
By DOW JONES | April 26, 2005
McLEAN, Va. - Northrop Grumman Corp. plans to bid on a seven-year contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Department of Energy facility now run by the University of California. The contract is worth about $2.2 billion a year and has extension options that could add 13 years to the management deal, putting the total value at about $44 billion over a 20-year period, the Los Angeles-based aerospace and defense company said yesterday. Northrop, with $29.85 billion in sales for 2005, said it has experience with many of the scientific areas under research at Los Alamos.
May 13, 2000
THE BIGGEST casualty of the wildfire now sweeping through north New Mexico may not be the hundreds of homes burned in Los Alamos. It could well be the credibility of the National Park Service and sister agencies that manage hundreds of millions of acres of publicly owned lands. Particularly vulnerable is the long-accepted practice of controlled burning -- setting small fires to burn off dried brush and trees to prevent the eruption of wildfires. Hundreds of thousands of acres are purposely burned each year to create fire breaks, cleared areas beyond which natural or accidental fires cannot advance because of a lack of fuel.
Wen Ho Lee, the former Los Alamos scientist who was charged with security violations and jailed for nine months, may be on a collision course with the government over whether he has violated security rules in the handling of his forthcoming autobiography. The dispute puts the federal government in an awkward position. Critics said the government imprisoned Lee because of his ethnic background, and federal officials are wary of tangling with him because they could face new accusations of racism.
By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2000
LOS ALAMOS, N. M. - From a distance, the bristly stand of ponderosa pine behind this formerly secret mesa looks like it's got a bad case of five o'clock shadow, cast perhaps by a rogue thundercloud. But drive a little closer and you see the violence: row upon row of charcoal skeletons where healthy trees used to be. Roll down the window and it fills your nose: the stale stench of a sooty incinerator. Eight weeks after the Cerro Grande wildfires roasted 47,000 acres of once-lush forest and several neighborhoods, residents here in the birthplace of the atomic bomb are struggling to rebound.
A blog rebellion among scientists and engineers at Los Alamos, the federal government's premier nuclear weapons laboratory, is threatening to end the tenure of its director, G. Peter Nanos. Four months of jeers, denunciations and defenses of Nanos' management recently culminated in dozens of signed and anonymous messages concluding that his days were numbered. The postings to a public Web log conveyed a mood of self-congratulation tempered with sober discussion of what comes next. "Some here will celebrate that they have been able to run the sheriff out of Dodge," Gary Stradling, a veteran Los Alamos scientist who is a staunch defender of Nanos, wrote Tuesday on the blog.
By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,Sun Staff | May 8, 2005
109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, by Jennet Conant. Simon & Schuster. 432 pages. $26.95. The 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki this year has unleashed a flurry of books about the Manhattan Project and some of its most colorful figures. But in 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant stakes out less-trafficked territory, producing an engaging portrait of life on the remote mesa that served as backdrop for the world's most audacious scientific enterprise.
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | April 6, 1997
In 1836, Col. William Travis called his band of exhausted men together inside the Alamo walls and drew a line in the dirt with his sword.Their situation was hopeless, he said; there were fewer than 200 Texans against 4,000 well-equipped Mexican soldiers. Their choice: Flee the old mission or cross the line and stay to fight for the freedom of Texas.Only one man, a mercenary, left. Three days later, the 182 men fought until none were left alive. Davy Crockett died in the Alamo. So did Jim Bowie.
By NEW YORK TIMES | December 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- He hardly looked like the Heisman Trophy runner-up for most of the game, and his team's pre-game heartache over being shut out of the big-time New Year's bowl games seemed hollow.In the end, Michael Bishop and the Kansas State Wildcats were stunned last night by unranked Purdue, 37-34, in the Alamo Bowl.The Boilermakers overcame a talent gap and, finally, themselves to win their second consecutive Alamo title before 60,780 fans -- perhaps 40,000 of them in the purple of Kansas State.
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