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Today's News

  • December retail sales offer glimmer of hope for nation's merchants

    NEW YORK (AP) — Last-minute holiday shoppers brought relief to the nation's retailers, handing them modest sales gains for the holiday season and prompting several to raise their fourth-quarter profit outlooks.

    The improved profit picture comes because retailers never had to resort to drastic price-cutting after keeping inventories lean.

    Still, retailers are facing tough months ahead as consumer spending is expected to remain weak amid high unemployment and tight credit.

  • Paying homage to white

    Off and on throughout his life, Henry Finney has made art. It was not, however, his first profession. “I was a sociologist … for 20 years (but) I’ve been making art all my life,” he said.

    It would become a major part of his life. Finney realized that while working as a sociologist was rewarding, it “did not satisfy the right side of my mind.”

    There was another side to Finney that needed to be expressed.

  • Sports update

    Adult racquetball league registration open at YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult racquetball league.

    The league is open to anyone ages 16 and over. Players can arrange their own match times during the week.

    Several matches are guaranteed throughout the season, which runs from Feb. 9-April 19. The season will end in a tournament.

    Price for participation is $27 for YMCA members, $43 for non-members. Registration closes. Feb. 21. Registration can be done at the YMCA or online.

  • Six Monkeys: We’re having an apple!

    It’s only 8:48 a.m. and I’ve already eaten twice today. I just destroyed some miniature peanut butter cracker sandwiches. I had breakfast less than two hours ago, but I’ve reached the stage in life where I need to eat miniature peanut butter cracker sandwiches, or bunny-shaped grahams or cheese quesadillas or hamburgers, about six times per day. I’ve reached that stage where my New Year’s resolution necessarily is to gain weight, at least until July.

    At which point, I plan to leave the kitchen long enough to give birth to a baby.

  • Community offered a business opportunity

    In the ‘80s, the search for the new business paradigm shift was going full steam. Businesses yearned to find new and better work models that would reap the most awards. Today, a paradigm shift of sorts is arriving in Los Alamos. The community is being introduced to a type of business that while not new, it is certainly unique in Los Alamos.  

  • Group of LANL employees has lucky numbers

    Twelve friends who work together at Los Alamos National Laboratory won a $200,000 Powerball jackpot this week.

    Shean Monahan, the spokesperson for the group said Wednesday that he found out about it the night before when he stopped by the convenience store where they bought the tickets. When the attendant put the tickets in a machine, it said “Claim at Lottery.”

    The attendant didn’t know what that meant, except that it was too high for him to pay out, Monahan said.

  • Light slingers

    Among the astonishing concepts coming into view at this year’s American Astronomical Society was a homegrown explanation for how pulsars sling light through the universe.

    John Singleton and Andrea Schmidt of Los Alamos National Laboratory have taken their observational analysis of a poorly understood cosmic phenomenon to the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., as part of what is expected to be the largest gathering of astronomers in history.

  • 01-07-10 Update

    Free H1N1 shots to be given

      Senior citizens are now encouraged to get the H1N1 flu vaccination. The Betty Ehart Senior Center will offer free shots from 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 in the classroom.  Please call 662-8920 if interested in getting the injection. The Department of Health is providing this service.  

    LALO seeks directors

      Los Alamos Light Opera is accepting proposals from prospective directors for its March 2011 production. The proposal form, sample budget and further details are found at www.losalamos

  • Get on board the Constitution

    I am displeased with the overwhelmingly unconstitutional voting record of New Mexico’s entire congressional delegation.

    To judge for yourself and to keep apprised, please allow me to recommend The New American Magazine’s Freedom Index, available at www.thenewamerican.com. This invaluable resource summarizes congressional voting records and provides concise explanations regarding the constitutionality of each vote. Other useful websites are www.campaignforliberty.com and www.oathkeepers.org.

  • Support UNM-LA mil levy

     I’m writing to you in support of the mil levy vote for the University of New Mexico Los Alamos branch.  Surprisingly enough, many of our town residents don’t realize that there’s a college branch right here.  We have some of the best faculty that you’ll find anywhere, including our main campus, and our class sizes are small enough that our students enjoy specialized attention from the instructors.  Although the majority of our degrees are two-year degrees, we also offer a full four-year computer science degree.  We are also one of the first