Peace gets no chance

  Elected officials in Los Alamos, N.M., where government scientists built the first atomic bomb, recently squelched a plan hatched by Albuquerque children to commemorate peace. County council members said the proposed park might become a gathering place for peaceniks, and that a plaque on a statue there might express anti-war sentiments. The council's rejection stunned some teenagers at the council meeting and several left in tears, reports the New Mexican. They had hoped to build the park as a sister memorial to one in Hiroshima, Japan, and had gained the support of 41,379 children from all over the world who had contributed $20,000 toward the project.