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Today's Features


  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Carey will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, Fox announced Monday, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.

    "I am so excited to be joining 'Idol,'" said Carey, addressing the Television Critics Association via Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly's cell phone, which he put on speaker for the hotel ballroom meeting.

  • An audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Monday at Crossroads Bible Church. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Parents or guardians must accompany the child to registration to sign the permission slip. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal following the audition.

  • This summer I had an experience that made me appreciate my community. I am a teenager that lives in White Rock.
    Our one-year-old Malti-Poo has never been away from our family before, so when we went on a two-week vacation, we picked a family similar to ours, where she would receive lots of love and attention.  
    After five days into our vacation, we got a call that one of the kids got a rash, possibly from the dog. She was then taken to an alternative family that has a dog of its own.  
    Our puppy did not handle that change well, so when the opportunity came, she took the chance to escape from the unfamiliar people’s yard.  

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer a special, late-night Summer Family Evenings Star Party, starting at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. The program is free and open to the public and no registration is required. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is located at 3540 Orange St., behind the high school. PEEC will have several telescopes available so participants can view different objects.

  • After what seems to be a busy summer, Los Alamos High School senior Leia Roach, of Mush Crafts is getting down to business.
    The anime-inspired artist has built a business around her SPARK, creating jewelry and plush animals, made specifically for her clients.  
    “Last year, I started making plushes with my friend and we thought people would enjoy them,” Roach said.
    The idea drove her to etsy.com/shop/.mushcrafts, which allows her to sell to online shoppers, looking for a gift.
    Mush Crafts jewelry starts out as a hand-drawn piece of art. Roach is happy to take suggestions from customers and create custom orders, during the creative process.

  • July 22-28
    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
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken parmesan pasta
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    No low/vision/hearing group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked ham
    1:30 p.m.    Friends meeting
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • The Los Alamos Little Theatre presented a $1,000 scholarship check to Aidan Bradbury-Aranda at its annual meeting last month.
    Bradbury-Aranda will attend the University of Southern California, where he was accepted into the School of Cinematic Arts. The Los Alamos High School graduate already has an established film production company and plans to be a filmmaker or film editor.

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    More than 4,200 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2011 semester, including Maslyn Locke, of Los Alamos. Locke is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and is a junior in behavioral neuroscience and pre-design. She was named to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2012 spring honor roll.

  • Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • July 10: A boy, Brenden Patrick Mares, born to Danielle and Patrick Mares
    • July 14: A boy, Alexander Lucca Gurule, born to Angelica V. Gurule

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS
    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday.

  • 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 is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. 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, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist