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  • Cancer retreat set for April in Albuquerque

    Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Spring 2012 Family Cancer Retreat will be April 20-22, at the Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North.  The free, three-day educational program will provide New Mexico’s adult cancer patients/survivors and their loved ones with the tools and information they need to manage the treatment and recovery process.  
    More than 250 people from more than 100 New Mexican families coping with cancer are expected to participate.
    The program will combine discussions and lectures by many of New Mexico’s leading cancer specialists with activities that provide a break from the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer.  

  • Irish dancers perform for St. Patty’s Day

    Internationally award winning Belisama Irish Dance presents “Rhythm of Fire,” at James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe. Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $15 for adults and $10 for children, students and seniors, are available the The Lensic Box Office, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, by calling 988-1234 or visiting ticketssantafe.org. They are also available at Brownell’s Hallmark. Call 505-670-1325 or visit belisamairishdance.com for more information.

  • Update 03-16-12

    Auction

    On Sunday, the United Church of Los Alamos will hold their annual Mexico Mission auction. The silent auction starts at 2 p.m. A live auction called by the Los Alamos Monitor’s own Mike Lippiatt begins at 3 p.m. The United Church is at 2525 Canyon Road.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    BPU meeting

  • LAPS hosts Region II meeting

    On Thursday, the Los Alamos Board of Education hosted a Region II meeting, during which 11 school boards from north-central New Mexico attended. The three-hour event included a catered dinner, entertainment by student groups, tours of the new Los Alamos High School building and instructional seminars. At left, LAHS School Board Vice President Dawn Venhaus chats with a guest. Below, students provide entertainment.

  • Author: Threat still looms large

    Former New York Times reporter and consulting professor at Stanford University Philip Taubman spoke at the Bradbury Museum about nuclear security by taking an historical perspective from his newly published book.

    He said the genesis for the book “The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb” was when as the Times Moscow correspondent, he saw — first hand--the underground detonation of a nuclear bomb in Kazakhstan in 1988.

    Taubman described the motions of the shockwaves as a land tsunami. And his curiosity was peaked, he said.

  • CIP concepts earn 'rank'

    The White Rock Civic Center, golf course improvements and a new teen center were the hands down favorites among six capital improvement projects considered by the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) committee Thursday evening.

    The committee had recommended that six projects be moved to phase 2 statuses. However, insufficient funds are available to move all six projects forward this year. Considering its role of advisory committee to County Administrator Harry Burgess, the committee agreed to suggest priorities for advancing the projects.

    “We recommended all of these, we like all of them, but I think we also all value some sense of prioritization,” committee member Steve Lynne said.

  • Heavy demand expected as iPad goes on sale Friday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Let the wild rumpus start.

    The customary storefront crowds are expected to gather as Apple's latest iPad goes on sale Friday. Long lines are likely even though customers could have ordered the new tablet computer ahead of time for first-day home delivery.

    The third version of Apple's iPad will be available in the U.S. and nine other countries beginning at 8 a.m. local time. The new model comes with a faster processor and a much sharper screen. It also boasts an improved camera, similar to that of the latest iPhone.

  • CBO: Obama budget produces 2013 deficit of $977B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new analysis of President Barack Obama's budget for next year says the deficit scenario isn't as rosy as the White House painted it.

    Friday's Congressional Budget Office report said Obama's budget would produce a $977 billion deficit next year — $75 billion more than predicted by the White House.

    The nonpartisan CBO said Obama's budget office consistently overestimates tax revenues over the coming decade. CBO predicts revenues on average that are about $120 billion less each year than predicted by the White House.

  • North Korea plans to launch long-range rocket

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced plans Friday to blast a satellite into space on the back of a long-range rocket, a surprise move that could jeopardize a weeks-old agreement with the U.S. exchanging food aid for nuclear concessions.

  • Fact check on the campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum says oil drillers in the Gulf of Mexico are being slammed by "worse and worse and worse" delays in getting federal approval even as gas prices go through the roof. Actually, the wait for permits is getting better and better. Newt Gingrich boasts that small donors are powering his Republican presidential campaign. In reality, one deep-pocketed financial angel and other big money people have been doing loads of heavy lifting, too.