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  • 10 things to know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today (times in EST):

    1. WHY OBAMA IS IN A BIND

    He has to stand his ground against the GOP, and risk falling off the "fiscal cliff," or reach a compromise — and risk angering liberal Democrats. He'll make his case to the public at 1:05 p.m.

    2. WHAT'S IN STORE FOR SANDY VICTIMS

    A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day goes into effect in New York after the nor'easter.

    3. TEHRAN FACING "COMPLETE SANCTIONS REGIME"

    AP's Bradley Klapper says lawmakers are working on a new set of Iran sanctions that could prevent it from doing business with most of the world until it agrees to international constraints on its nuclear program.

    4. ASSAD CALLS CIVIL WAR CLAIM DUBIOUS

  • Today in History for November 9th
  • Raw: Fla. Students Design Shoes to Walk on Water

    Students from Florida International University walked on water Thursday, while wearing special shoes they designed and built. The students had to make it to the other side of a 175-foot lake in order to get an "A" on the assignment.

  • LAHS soccer teams advance to Class 4A state semifinals

    The Los Alamos High School girls soccer team advanced to the Class 4A semifinals with a 1-0 win against Piedra Vista this afternoon at the APS Soccer Complex.

    Later in the afternoon, the Hilltoppers boys team defeated Los Lunas 2-1 to advance. Nick Thoma and Rohun Iyer had goals for LA.

    Amy Neal had the lone goal for the Hilltoppers, who improved to 18-3 on the season.

    Los Alamos girls will take on Aztec at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the semifinals. Los Alamos boys will take on Chapparal at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Off the Hill 11-8-12

    Art openings

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the annual group exhibit, “A Square Foot of Humor.” The exhibit will be up Nov. 30-Jan. 8. The show will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 30 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. For more information, visit zanebennettgallery.com.
    Art openings

    “Chairs Gone Wild!” will open with a reception at 7 p.m. Sunday at Jemez Springs Fine Art Gallery, 17346 N.M. 4, Jemez Springs. This is a charity event with a portion of all sales benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The exhibit will run through Friday. For more information, call 575-829-3617.
    Exhibits

    The United States Flag Act of 1818 set forth a rule that no new stars could be added to Old Glory until the Fourth of July immediately following a state’s admission to the union. Thanks to that once-a-year-and-only-once-a-year mandate, New Mexicans hoping to share their pride at becoming the 47th state were essentially forced into committing their first illegal acts as U.S. citizens. Through Nov. 25, the New Mexico History Museum commemorates that dip into the dark side with “47 Stars,” an exhibit of the officially unofficial 47-star flag. For more information, call 476-5200.

    Fundraisers

  • Be There 11-08-12

    Today
    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in room three at Mesa Public Library. The program will be a presentation by Valerie Hansen, a professional genealogist from Albuquerque, titled, “Mythology of Genealogy: Working with Sources.” The public is invited to attend.
    Friday
    “Bag Day” week at Jemez Thrift shop in White Rock. The thrift shop is on the west side of Smith’s parking lot, and is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A visitor may take a tall paper bag and fill it with anything in the store for $5. Proceeds fund scholarships for youth.

    A blanket drive for homeless women and children in Santa Fe is underway. New and gently used blankets can be dropped off through Nov. 9 at: Piñon Elementary, Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock, Time Out Pizza, the White Rock Library, CB Fox and Bilingual Montessori. For more information, call Tyler Van Anne at 500-5034.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “The Woman in Black” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9,10,16 and 17; and at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Los Alamos Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at CB Fox or at the door.
    Saturday

  • Alexander to speak on hearing loss

    Among seniors, hearing loss is the third most prevalent, but treatable, disabling condition behind arthritis and hypertension.  
    Frequently, however, hearing loss is misinterpreted as a lack of intelligence or a lack of interest.
    For those individuals with hearing loss, this could not be further from the truth.
    The reality is that individuals with hearing loss are sometimes the last to recognize they have a problem.   
    “Have you Heard?  Hearing Loss and Older Adults” is a program intended to help people understand the basics of hearing — the anatomy of the ear and how natural hearing works, the causes of hearing loss and treatment options. This free program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the White Rock Town Hall.  
    Dr. Ian J. Alexander from ENT Associates of Los Alamos, will present the program being sponsored by the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, Los Alamos Extension Association of New Mexico and Los Alamos Senior and Retired Organization.
    Alexander has practiced otolaryngology in the Los Alamos area since 2009.
    He said he enjoys caring for patients with general ear nose and throat concerns including pediatrics, facial trauma and chronic sinusitis.

  • Thank you letters 11-8-12

    Pumpkin Glow Thanks

    On behalf of the Los Alamos Arts Council, I would like to thank the community for coming out and supporting the Pumpkin Glow. The LAAC would not be able to produce this event without the help of the following people: Lisa and Joe Lloyd, Marlane Hamilton and the board of the Los Alamos Arts Council.
    I also appreciate the help from Sara Del Valle and others who helped set up and keep the pumpkins lit during the event. In addition, thank you to the following organizations and families for putting together displays for their pumpkins: House of Boo, Cub Scout Pack 20, the Society for Creative Anachronism, the Apgar family and the Urbatch family.  
    I would like to thank the County Parks Department for loaning us straw for the event.
    Thank you to Smith’s who donated pumpkins for the community carving party at Fuller Lodge and Los Alamos National Bank for the glowing necklaces at the event.
    Thank you also to Jeremy Varela for producing the special effects at the end of Fuller Lodge and MainStreet for sponsorship through the Small Projects promotion.

  • Biofuels construction update
  • Mental Health Month aims to erase stigma

    Los Alamos County has proclaimed the month of November as Mental Health Awareness Month. As such, the Los Alamos County Health Care Program is raising awareness of trauma, the devastating impact it has on physical, emotional and mental well-being and how therapeutic techniques based in neuroscience can mitigate these effects and create dramatic changes in people’s lives.

    A traumatic event — which threatens lives, safety or personal integrity — can affect individuals profoundly.

    “Most people think that ‘trauma’ refers to physical trauma that occurs as a result of a car accident or assault,” said Therese Baca, Health Care Coordinator.  “But it’s much more than that.”