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Today's Features

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

  • LOS ANGELES — The Grammys love Eminem. Over his decade plus career, they’ve showered him with 13 Grammy Awards — and gave him two during this year’s ceremonies.
    But their love for Eminem seems to only extend to the rap categories. Despite being regarded as one of music’s geniuses, he has never won a Grammy outside of the genre — a streak that continued on Sunday.

  • Underwood: husband’s trade ‘exciting opportunity’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — So long, long distance. Newlyweds Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher soon will be living together full time in Nashville.
    The Ottawa Senators traded Fisher to the Nashville Predators for two draft picks.
    Underwood tells The Associated Press in a statement that they will both miss Ottawa.
    She says Fisher has been a big part of the community, and she’ll never forget how they welcomed her with open arms.

  • Listen to tales of the Southern Tewa Pueblo Indian culture and view slides of the Galisteo Basin as the Authors Speak Series presents Lucy R. Lippard at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.
    Lippard will talk about her new book, “Down Country: The Tano of the Galisteo Basin, 1250-1782,” while Edward Ranney, photographer of more than 80 images included in “Down Country,” will show slides of the Galisteo Basin, homeland of the Tano.

  • Visual/spatial thinkers, those with more of a bodily/kinesthetic learning style and those who have considered exploring art as a creative outlet should begin this season because Fuller Lodge Art Center just published their spring art class schedule, and it’s chock full of opportunities for all styles of learners.

  • With so many beautiful places to visit above ground, it should be no surprise that beneath the Earth, about 300 miles south of Los Alamos, lies one of the most intriguing and beautiful National Parks in New Mexico.
    Carlsbad Caverns is one of those places that tourists flock to visit, but residents tend to forget about. A couple of years ago when my family and I finally visited the park, it was the middle of July and the parking lot was packed. Though there were a few New Mexico license plates on the parked cars, most were from out-of-state.

  • It’s 1939 and the melodrama “Gone with the Wind” is promised to be the largest and greatest film of all time; that is, if the filming is ever completed.
    Rumors abound that producer and film financier David O. Selznick is unhappy with the screenplay, and today the announcement was made that filming will be shut down until further notice.

  • Tuesday

    Dr. Ian Alexander of Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, will speak to the Low Vision and Hearing Group at 10 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

  • Calling all young artists, it’s Dog Jog Logo Contest time! The Los Alamos Dog Jog Committee is calling on all creative young artists to put their imaginations and love of dogs to work by submitting a drawing for the 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog Logo Contest.
    The 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog Logo Contest is open to any youngster in third through sixth grades, whose family lives or works in Los Alamos County.
    The winning design will be used as the official 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog logo and will be placed on event T-shirts and other official event materials.

  • Thursday
    Family Strengths Network is sponsoring an International Potluck from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required. Share the food you enjoy most. Bring a dish to share, or just enjoy what others have to offer. Seniors welcome. For more information contact FSN at 662-4515 or visit www.lafsn.org.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Alpha and Omega,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Be a part of the 2011 Senior Appreciation Night. Individuals and