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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos

    • Hot Rocks Java at Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Road
    Inspection date: Sept. 16

  • The September meeting of the Piecemakers Guild will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the United Church, Los Alamos.
    A potluck dinner will be served. After the dinner there will be a time of sharing stories about quilts. Participants are encouraged to bring a quilt and share it’s story.
    Every quilt has a story. The quilt might be an old family quilt, your first quilt, a challenging quilt, or a quilt made for a special occasion.
    This event kicks off the 2012 membership and programs. Everyone who loves to sew or wants to sew is encouraged to join the Piecemakers Guild. Enjoy the fellowship of quilting provides and get help, advice and ideas for projects.

  • Margaret Coel returns to Los Alamos to sign her new thriller, “The Perfect Suspect,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    Catherine McLeod is back! When David Mathews, candidate for Colorado governor, is found murdered in his mansion, all signs point to his wife, Sydney, the perfect suspect. But McLeod has been covering the candidate’s campaign and she has stumbled across rumors that suggest Mathews is not the charismatic man he seems to be and that he has been living a double life. Then an anonymous caller tells McLeod that she saw the killer leave the mansion after she had heard three shots fired.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Autumn doesn’t officially start until Sept. 23, but already the leaves on the trees are beginning to fall and hot summer nights have given way to cool evenings. Halloween is right around the corner and soon little ghosts and goblins will hit the streets seeking treats to satisfy their craving for sweets. The Fuller Lodge Art Center is also getting into the spirit with their “Muerto” show opening set for 5-7 p.m. Friday.
    The show is a six-week tribute honoring endings. Opinions on death are as unique as people are. Some see death as a transcendental experience, while others see it as the ultimate end. Some have a melancholy attitude about it, while others have a sense of humor about dying.

  • NEW YORK (AP) — R.I.P. to R.E.M.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group announced on its website Wednesday that it has "decided to call it a day as a band."

    "A wise man once said — 'the skill in attending a party is knowing when it's time to leave.' We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we're going to walk away from it," frontman Michael Stipe said in a statement on the website.

    "I hope our fans realize this wasn't an easy decision; but all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way."

  • Wednesday
    The September Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    The Authors Speak Series presents “Inspiration and perspiration: An Authors Symposium,” with playwright Robert Benjamin; children’s author Shirley Raye Redmond; poet Jane Lin; and sci-fi author Steven Gould, who will discuss the creative process in different genres. Moderated by Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan. 7 p.m., upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    Friday

  • Volunteers needed  
    “Do you like to talk? The Los Alamos Historical Museum is looking for volunteers to greet visitors in the museum and tell them about the history of the community. No experience required, we’ll train you. Docent shifts are weekdays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. from early May to mid-October and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. the rest of the year. Contact the museum offices at 662-6272 for more information.

  • Piñon Elementary sixth graders went to the Jemez, as part of a Pajarito Environmental Education Center program on bird banding. Here, Bandelier National Monument employee Steve Fetig teaches the students about bird banding and the impact of the Las Conchas Fire.

  •   The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring.
      Los Alamos High School Merit semifinalists are left to right: Scott Carlsten, Andrew Zhao, Victoria Wang, Myles Gurule, Horace Zhang, Peter Ahrens, Ciara Sterbenz, Lorenzo Venneri, Miriam Barnum, Isaac Koh, Micha Ben-Naim, Mei Liu, Donald (Andy) McAninch.