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Today's Features

  • Apple has unveiled a new iPad model. New features include a sharper screen and a faster processor.(

  • Last week, Los Alamos High School DECA members traveled to Albuquerque to compete at the DECA State Competition.
    Formerly known as Distributive Education Club of America, DECA is now “an Association of Marketing Students” and prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance and hospitality.
    Students are given the opportunity to gain work experience through Los Alamos High School’s DECA Store, operated out of D-wing (formerly P-wing),  as well as work experience. DECA gives students the potential for travel, recognition and awards for learning classroom content — not to mention the scholarships and cash awards for outstanding achievement.

  • The Los Alamos Historical Museum celebrates Women’s History Month with a new traveling exhibit, “Inspired Excellence: The Story of Marie Sklokowska Curie and Lise Meitner.” The exhibit, on loan from the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, includes stories about the women’s lives, as well as hands-on displays. It will be in the museum through March 30.
    This exhibit reveals how two women endured challenges during an era when women were not welcome in the field of scientific discovery. Despite a lack of financial support, unsophisticated academic facilities and little recognition of their endeavors, they persevered and triumphed.

  • Today
    The Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library. Environmental remediation at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be discussed. What is the current status of Solid Waste Management Units, the clean-up status of Technical Area 21 and the groundwater monitoring network? Edwin Worth will give an update on those issues, while Lee Bishop focuses on the Transuranic Waste Campaign and LANL’s efforts to accommodate Gov. Susana Martinez’s priorities.

    Thursday

  • Last week Librarian Beverly Baker invited some readers to Chamisa Elementary to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Suess. Here, School Board President Melanie McKinley reads her favorite Suess book, “And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” to Becky Sims’ kindergarten class.

  • After our asset interlude into adult skill building, we’re back and focusing on positive values.
    This asset category looks at asset numbers 26-31, and begins with caring. The focus is young people placing high value on helping others. This is an easy one, and we see many ways for it to happen.
    This month, several locations will assist with the annual Assets In Action, March on Hunger.
    The program collects non-perishable food, with a preference for individually wrapped items that are easy to consume for lunch.
    A large number of students regularly don’t have lunch and Assets hopes to assist with having things for staff members to offer during such a time.

  • Wednesday
    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents “Brass Ensembles,” at the Brown Bag event at noon at Fuller Lodge. The event is free.

    Every Wednesday beginning March 7, PEEC offers a four-session Wild Wednesday Workshop titled, “What Would Indiana Jones Do? An introduction to Archaeology,” for kids in first through sixth grade. Compare the atlatl-atlatl and spear, excavate for treasures and learn about ancient peoples of the Pajarito Plateau. Class meets from 1-3 p.m. at 3540 Orange St. and is $70 or $62 for members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Look out 'Call of Duty!' At its annual Xbox Spring Showcase, Microsoft showed off the next generation of first-person shooters, including one title incorporating Kinect voice command and the latest installment in its most popular series ever.

  • Michael G. Smith is a very-early retired Los Alamos National Laboratory chemist and former adjunct mathematics faculty at Santa Fe Community College.
    He will be the special guest speaker at a Poetry Gatherings special event titled, “Confluence: Patterns and Symmetry in Poetry and Mathematics,” at 6:30 p.m. March 8 in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

  • Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations.
    Each club, including Curves of Los Alamos, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank.
    In addition, Curves of Los Alamos will waive the membership fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank from March 12—25.