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Today's Features

  • Love, like a lot of things in life, comes without any rules or guidelines so it’s up to you to determine what choices will cause good and bad effects. While loads of complicated advice about love exists, local playwright Robert Benjamin’s play, “Time Enough” offers some simple guidance: Just be brave.The audience gets this lesson from Ken (Eric Bjorklund) and Annie (Fran Martone), two people in their golden years who are attending a Shakespeare festival.

  • Although Gregory Martin, a 10-year-old pianist from Farmington, N.M., won the Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition, several young musicians from Los Alamos were runners-up in the competition.First runner-up in the competition was Kathy Lin, a sophomore at Los Alamos High School, who received a $550 cash award. She played Beethoven’s “Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Opus 15.” Second runner-up was Catherine Chen, a junior at LAHS, who received a $450 cash award. She played Ravel’s “Concerto in G Major, I.

  • American String Teachers Association “ASTA was a wonderful experience,” wrote one student when asked to reflect on the festival, which was held Feb. 27 in Albuquerque. “To think that a public middle school orchestra was able to compete in such a prestigious competition and receive an excellent rating is extraordinary,” the student continued.

  • It is always better to be safe than to be sorry. So to prepare for the worst, the American Red Cross in Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties are kicking off a grass roots campaign, called Heroes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Kai Davis admits he began climbing in the early 1980s with friends “who seemed to be safe and others who were obviously not so safe.” Since then, however, safety has become his mantra.And now, those who want to learn to rock climb but have been too scared in the past should rejoice: The self-proclaimed safety fanatic will lead the Los Alamos Mountaineers annual climbing school this year.The course requires a commitment of six weekday evenings, five Saturday mornings and one full Saturday for the graduation climbs.

  • Dreams will only die if you allow them to; Ashley Pond’s life and accomplishments are proof of this. Sharon Snyder, a retired teacher and historian, explained Pond envisioned a ranch school for boys. He had arrived in New Mexico to recuperate from typhoid fever, which he contracted while serving in Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Tampa, Fla.

  • The United Church of Los Alamos looks ahead to spring break this weekend as it holds its Mexico Mission Auction, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. The annual event puts funds into church coffers to help build homes for the needy during what is normally a chance to take a break.At press time, 64 builders have signed up to attend the weeklong construction project in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

  • Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Time Enough” as its March offering for the 2007/2008 season. The play centers on romance, honesty and vulnerability in the lives of a man and woman in their 60s. It takes place in the sitting room of an inn, where both are staying to attend a Shakespeare festival. The festival’s presentation of “Taming of the Shrew” serves to frame the couple’s prickly developing relationship.

  • Los Alamos students have scientifically tested the world around them, and their experiments will be evaluated when they head to the regional science fair Saturday in Las Vegas, NM.Out of 164 entrants from the county event, 47 will take the two-hour trek to compete in the next level.“We have a committee of very excited, experienced and devoted parents, teachers, site coordinators and community members,” said Los Alamos Public Schools curriculum specialist Dawn Brown. “This enthusiasm definitely filtered to down the students.

  • 4.5 kernelsCollege English majors could write endless theses about how the term “limbo” applies to director John Sayles’ 1999 independent film.The aptly titled “Limbo” centers on the story of a beaten-down singer, her sorrowful boyfriend and her miserable daughter, but the camera sneaks into the mired lives of other residents of their small Alaskan fishing town as well.There’s no money, no cannery, no fishing boat, no father.