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Today's Features

  • Like most books by Hunter S. Thompson, the “Rum Diary” is not for everyone.
    His gonzo style of journalism probably doesn’t interest the masses and neither do his books.
    In fact, those not interested in journalism and his wild tales probably won’t be interested in his writing.
    Thompson’s style is sometimes hard to follow. It doesn’t always flow the way one would expect. It’s choppy, sometimes convoluted and sometimes strange. But that’s what makes his style so unique.

  • Sometimes it’s ignored. Sometimes people afflicted with it are in denial. Other times, family members are helpless because they have no idea what to do about it, but mental illness isn’t something that will just go away.
    Those who are affected by it need to seek help and those that have family members suffering from it need seek help on their behalf.
    In an effort to spotlight on the subject, a group of people from Los Alamos and the surrounding areas will share their stories with Los Alamos residents at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium in a series of monologues titled, “Minds Interrupted: Stories of Lives Affected by Mental Illness.” Congressman Ben Ray Luján will introduce the stories.

  • Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents a talk on one of the most discussed issues in New Mexico and the Southwest: water and in particular, the Rio Grande. This study by three authors in different fields examines the history of the Rio Grande from many angles.
    G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillips will present, “Authors of Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land and Water,” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.
    The study examines human interactions with the Rio Grande from prehistoric time to the present day and explores what possibilities remain for the desert river.

  • Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?
    Or even, sometimes: Who’s the father?
    In “The Snapper,” sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American mega hit “Knocked Up” — in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love, but rather from booze — 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Reel Deal Theater will offer a special showing of “Jane’s Journey,” an award-winning film about Jane Goodall, at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    The film will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. 
     It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Goodall.
    Her pioneering study of wild chimpanzee behavior in Africa continues today, more than 50 years later, under the auspices of her institute.

  • Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

    Friday
    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Obedience Club began March 12. Classes begin the week of April 9. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration forms are available on the LADOC website at ladoc.dogbits.com and at 246 East Road. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 23.

  • Today
    The United Way of Northern New Mexico is sponsoring its annual meeting/recognition night at 5:30 p.m. at De Colores. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, contact Donna Schroeder at 663-3891.

    Wednesday
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

  • The White Rim and Island in the Sky sound like places from fantasy, but these places are real and Dennis Brandt has spent years exploring them.
    At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, Brandt will present highlights from mountain biking and hiking trips in Canyonlands National Park. Island in the Sky overlooks the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers, near Moab, Utah. The White Rim is a layer of white sandstone boasting a 100-mile loop road enjoyed by mountain bikers, motorcyclists, four-wheel drive enthusiasts and hikers. The Rim trip bestows views of snow-capped mountains, sheer cliffs and the vast maze of canyon country. Nearby expanses of slick rock offer rock climbing, mountain biking, canyoneering and whitewater boating.

  • Welcome to the first day of spring and a look at assets 28 and 29, integrity and honesty.
    Do you know young people that stand up for their convictions/beliefs and tell the truth even when it is not easy?
    Do you?
    My answer to that would have to be, sometimes.
    I don’t have a problem telling the truth, but what does one do when the person not telling the truth has a position of power over you?
    It may or may not be in a work setting, it may or may not be in an organizational or cultural setting, but what does one do when the person not telling the truth or doing wrong is an adult?
    I would tell my children, I don’t know what to do.

  • Posse Shack breakfast from 7-11 a.m. April 1 to benefit Friends of the Shelter, 650 North Mesa Road.
    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page at petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

    DOGS
    Dorothy — This yellow Lab/Retriever-mix is leash trained and housebroken and loves her walks. Still gets a bit worked up at the dog park when there are a lot of dogs there. A quiet home would give her potential and a chance to blossom.