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Today's Features

  • Five students, two from Los Alamos Middle School and three from Los Alamos High School, will travel to College Park, Md. June 12-16 to represent New Mexico in the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest.
    The theme for NHD this year is “Debate and Diplomacy; Successes, Failures, Consequences.”
    Only students placing first or second at the state level NHD competitions are eligible to participate nationally.
    From Los Alamos Middle School, Grace Kim and Madeline Lockhart won second place at the state level in the Junior Group Documentary category for their documentary, “The Pueblo Revolt: Debating Spain’s First Colonization of New Mexico — A Story of Oppression and Redemption.”

  • Randy Foster, Los Alamos County Police Department captain and Joaquin Valdez, Los Alamos County chief deputy assessor, are among the 18 statewide professionals who recently graduated from the ninth Local Government Leadership Program.
    Foster attended Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico State University and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He is currently a senior member of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program, a member of the International Society of Chiefs of Police and a member of the FBI National Academy Association.

  • The American Prize announces that the winner of The American Prize in Composition (Choral Division) is Ted Vives, for Castrovalva, Lux Aeterna and Gloria.
    Vives has received awards and commissions for his choral and instrumental works. He holds bachelor’s degrees in music composition and education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in music composition and doctorate in music education from the University of Florida.
    His composition instructors have included John Boda, Charles Carter and Budd Udell. He is the musical director for the Los Alamos Community Winds.
    He resides in Los Alamos with his wife and children.

  • The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 Los Alamos will offer red crepe poppies on Wednesday.
    This reminder of the sacrifice of countless thousands called to war is an annual event undertaken by the members of Unit 90 in Los Alamos. Volunteers from the unit will take part in this nationwide program in memory of the citizen soldiers who gave their lives in the cause of freedom.
    Funds collected on Poppy Day are used to assist veterans and their families. It is a self-help program, for the Auxiliary’s familiar red paper poppy is handmade in Poppy Shops run by Auxiliary volunteers.

  • Thanks for
    the support

    As the Los Alamos County Science Fair season draws to a close I would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals who helped to create another premiere science fair this year.
    With the help of the Los Alamos community we sent 64 students to the Regional Fair in Las Vegas, 32 to the State Fair in Socorro and three Los Alamos High School students to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.  

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 12 astronauts circling the Earth got a call from a much higher authority Saturday.

    Pope Benedict XVI made the first ever papal call to space. He addressed the shuttle and station crews from the Vatican. Two Italians are on board: Endeavour astronaut Roberto Vittori and International Space Station resident Paolo Nespoli.

    The pope said he admired the astronauts' courage, discipline and commitment. He added that he hopes shuttle commander Mark Kelly's wife continues to improve. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, his wife, was shot in Tucson, Ariz., in January. Kelly thanked him for his kind words.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • “All the coverage of the royal wedding made me wonder what the Bible says about kings and monarchies.” — Mary

    In the history of Israel covered by the Bible, several forms of government appear. In its earliest “pre-nation” existence (patriarchs, exodus from Egypt and wilderness wandering), Israel was essentially a form of theocracy. After the conquest of Canaan, “the nation” was at best a loose federation of tribes. The tribes came together in times of threat or distress, led by a charismatic leader (known as a “judge”; Judg. 4:10-19ff; I Sam. 7:15-17).  

  • 1.  “Thor,” weekend gross, $34.7 million
    2.  “Bridesmaids,”  weekend gross,
    $26.2 million
    3.  “Fast Five,” weekend gross,
    $20.4 million
    4.  “Priest,” $14.9 million
    5. “Rio,” weekend gross, $8.2 million
    6.  “Jumping the Broom,” weekend gross, $7  million
    7.   “Something Borrowed,” weekend gross, $6.8 million

    8.  “Water for Elephants,” weekend gross,
    $4.2 million

    9.  “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” weekend gross, $2.2 million

    10.  “Soul Surfer,” weekend gross,

  • Art openings

    Colette Campbell-Jones will display, “Stories From Underground,” visual reconstructions of oral histories from the coal miners in South Wales. The exhibit will run through July 30 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. June 3.

    Jennifer J.L. Jones will exhibit, “Serenata,” new paintings at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. May 27. The exhibit continues through June 12.

    Art shows