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Today's Features

  • Lee Powell has been awarded a 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
    The Murrow Awards honor excellence in electronic journalism and are among the most prestigious in broadcasting.
    Powell’s winning entry included video pieces about a high-profile departure from Washington and why April is so popular a month.
    Savannah Guthrie, an anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, presented the award to Powell during a dinner in New York City on Oct. 10.
    He also contributed to two other Murrows awarded to the AP, including one for overall excellence.
    This is Powell’s second national Murrow Award.

  • Three young men from Troop 422 in White Rock received their Eagle Scout Award on Oct. 23. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sponsors troop 422.
    Each young man recently finished their Eagle Scout Projects benefiting places in the community.  
    Dallin Parker repaired the water drainage system at the White Rock Methodist Church across from Overlook Park.
    Daniel Dahl built four insulated dog houses for the Los Alamos Animal Shelter to use or to give to needy families.
    Alan Dahl landscaped part of the Los Alamos Eco Station with recycled materials such as crushed glass and drought- friendly plants.
    Mentors pins were given to Nathan Pack, Justin Tozer and Robert Forsyth during the ceremony.

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton's mother-in-law, died Tuesday at age 92 after an illness.

    The family said Rodham died shortly after midnight, surrounded by her family in Washington.

    The secretary of state cancelled a planned trip to London and Istanbul to be at her mother's side.

    Dorothy Rodham was a witness to her daughter's political victories and defeats. She avoided the spotlight and rarely gave interviews about herself or her daughter and son-in-law, the former president.

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just 10 weeks after her star-studded, made-for-TV wedding, reality starlet Kim Kardashian filed for divorce Monday from NBA player Kris Humphries, citing irreconcilable differences.

    "I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision," said the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star in a statement. "I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work out as planned."

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 5
    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 plus exercise
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Barbecue chicken thigh

  • 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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure. Also, we will not adopt out black cats until Nov. 7.

    Cats

    Two for the price of one. A great opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

  • Junior or senior students in need of community service to bolster their college or summer employment applications are being sought.
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is looking for interested students to make phone calls at a telethon hosted from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7-17.
    Students will work in a call center with adult supervision for several hours in the evening over a two week period.
    They will call parents of elementary, middle and high school students from within the school district.
    Student volunteers will be expected to show up as scheduled and to conduct themselves with dignity and maturity.

  • With the help of State Farm, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board took a small idea and started to make it happen at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Last November, former JJAB coordinator Debbie Gill and Los Alamos Middle School teacher Stephanie Krantz had a conversation that sparked a plan.
    Gill, who currently serves on the Board of Self Help and the Planning and Zoning Commission, has a 35-year history of working to develop community and youth.
    “I believe Stephanie and I first brainstormed projects during a neighborhood book club meeting. We talked for two hours about how to establish more hands on experiences for kids,” Gill said.

  • Twisted fairy tales are in vogue: NBC’s new series, “Grimm” and ABC’s, “Once Upon a Time” attest to the trend.
    Coincidentally, Los Alamos Light Opera is presenting “Into the Woods,” a modern Broadway musical that takes simple, well-known fairy tales and twists them into something a bit darker, more like the original Grimm fairy tales, and then finds resolution.
    The only frequently recorded song from the show, “You Are Not Alone,” tells  how to get through the darkness and the whims of the woods.

  • On Oct. 25 Mountain School celebrated the completion of “Learning Landscapes,” a project made possible by funding from Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.  Mountain School was awarded a $3,000 grant from LAPSF this spring and used the funds to build nine garden boxes on the lower playground area.  
    The garden boxes are next to the kindergarten through second grade classrooms and provide an opportunity for an outdoor classroom experience. This project has helped beautify the playground and allowed students to learn about planting, landscaping, water conservation and many other areas of botany and ecology through hands-on learning experiences.