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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes. 

    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.

  • July 10-16 2011

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

     

    Betty Ehart

  •    The Betty Ehart and White Rock Senior Centers are open as from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Regular evening activities will also resume this week.

     Homebound meal recipients are being served and transportation services are fully operational. 

  • Welcome Back! Did you spend a portion of the last 10 days building assets? I’ll bet you did! There’s nothing like a huge evacuation to bring a state together.

    The time may not have been spent building the assets in youth, but there was an outpouring of asset building within communities.

  • The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board is up and running after the evacuation and continues to offer services to local youth and families. 

    JJAB aims to engage youth through both prevention and intervention programs. 

  • More change is in the air for the world of e-books and e-audio books. NetLibrary, the Los Alamos County Library System’s current downloadable e-content service, will retire its current interface. In its place will be a newer, sleeker interface for downloading e-content, and with it comes a new name: EbscoHost.

    In addition to a new look and a new name, EbscoHost will also include enhanced features that will make viewing, listening and downloading content a smoother experience. 

  • “I don’t know much about classical guitar,” said Ann McLaughlin, the new artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association. “But Eliot Fisk’s agent sent a CD of Fisk’s transcription of George Rochberg’s variations on the famous Paganini theme. I remembered Rochberg’s music from the 1960s, which was pretty atonal, so I was skeptical. But I slapped the CD into my car player and by the time I got from home to Smith’s I had to stop and listen to the end. I was so knocked out.”

  • Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don't say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it.

    According to Mrs. Ford, her young adult children probably had smoked marijuana — and if she were their age, she'd try it, too. She told "60 Minutes" she wouldn't be surprised to learn that her youngest, 18-year-old Susan, was in a sexual relationship (an embarrassed Susan issued a denial).

    She mused that living together before marriage might be wise, thought women should be drafted into the military if men were, and spoke up unapologetically for abortion rights, taking a position contrary to the president's. "Having babies is a blessing, not a duty," Mrs. Ford said.