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Today's News

  • Sports Update 06-08-11

    Cross country teams will meet tonight at LAMS

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams will hold a meeting tonight at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Anyone interested in participating in cross country during the fall 2011 season is strongly encouraged to attend. Information on the season will be discussed, followed by an informal group run.
    The meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. in Portable 1.
    Those interested who cannot attend the meeting are asked to call Rob and Kathy Hipwood at 662-9164 or e-mail rkhipwood@yahoo.com.

  • Basketball: Ailing Nowitzki lifts Mavs to win

    DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have pulled off another stunning comeback, tying the NBA finals at two games each.
    And this time, Nowitzki did it while battling the flu.
    Nowitzki shook off three poor quarters to score 10 of his 21 points in the final period as the Mavericks outscored the Miami Heat 21-9 over the final 10:12 for an 86-83 victory in a memorable Game 4 on Tuesday night.
    The Mavs avoided going down 3-1, a deficit no team has ever overcome in the finals, and guaranteed the series will return to Miami for a Game 6 on Sunday night.
    Game 5 is Thursday in Dallas.
    “We just played with incredible heart and passion,” Dallas center Tyson Chandler said.

  • State Notes 06-08-11

    Durham resigns at NMSU, accepts job in Alaska

  • Topes Notes: Albuquerque takes over first place in division

    The Albuquerque Isotopes took over first place in the PCL American South standings with a 6-3 win over the Round Rock Express Tuesday night.
    Albuquerque (33-25) leapfrogged over Round Rock (33-26) with the win, taking a half-game edge in the division standings. Albuquerque never trailed in the game, scoring single tallies in the top of the first and second innings.
    On a scorching hot night in Round Rock — game-time temperature was 99 degrees — the Isotopes’ bats remained red hot a night after one of team’s biggest offensive performances of the season.

  • Death by mushrooms

    It’s a classic plot device of murder mysteries: an evil killer slips poisonous mushrooms into the frying pan of an unsuspecting victim who dies an agonizing death.
    But in real life, poisonous fungi typically sicken and occasionally kill people for quite different reasons.
    Recently I learned a lot about what can go wrong in the world of mushrooms from Dr. Denis Benjamin, a medical doctor who is also a fungi and poison expert.
    As the weather improves over so much of the nation, this seems like a good time to review how you can avoid having yourself or members of your family join the ranks of those who eat the wrong mushrooms.

  • What’s government really supposed to do?

    Some things are outside the proper scope of government. That much is clear to me.
    But like what? Specific examples are easy. At the federal level, there are ethanol subsidies, nearly everything that happens in the bedroom and specification of the graphics for street signs in neighborhoods. For the latter, see my post at www.capitolreportnm.com.
    At the state level, I’ve been making suggestions for a couple of years in the largely unsuccessful hope of inspiring what is now the Martinez administration. One is closing, for cost reasons, the El Camino Real International Heritage Center, located four miles off Interstate 25 in the middle of nowhere.

  • Be There 06-08-11

    Today
    A flower walk will be hosted by Chick Keller starting at 5:30 p.m. Interested participants can meet at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street, and can carpool to the walk location. For information, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org. The event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday
    Steve Brugger, acting director of the Los Alamos Community Development department, will be the speaker at Lunch with a Leader. Lunch with a Leader, which is hosted by the League of Women Voters, is at 11:45 a.m. It will be at Central Avenue Grill. Brugger will discuss streamlining the planning and building process. Price for the lunch is $15, including tax and gratuity. No reservation is necessary.

  • Cerro Grande Fire victims get scholarship

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announced that three students from Los Alamos High School’s Class of 2011 have been awarded the Cerro Grande Scholarship.  
    Alexander Austell, Paul Hemez and Rebecca Wright were chosen as the Class of 2011 recipients of the scholarship. To be eligible, students must have lost their family’s homes in the 2000 Cerro Grande Fire and have been enrolled in a Los Alamos Public School at the time of the fire.
    Austell will attend the University of New Mexico and will study music performance and music education.
    Hemez will attend Western Washington University in Bellingham, where he’s planning to study medicine.

  • 'Micromike' to discuss gravionics at PEEC

    The scientist known as Micromike will be the featured speaker at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Thursday night.
    Micromike, perhaps best known for being discovered living in a cave on Los Alamos National Laboratory property for several years, will speak on the topics of gravionics and sustainability.
    He is the author of the book “Gravionics and a Spiritual Life: How a new philosophy of space and time unites science and spirituality.”

  • Reading of short plays is Thursday

    Los Alamos Little Theater will hold a play reading session Thursday.
    The reading, which will include scripts from LALT’s season-opening production, the 8-by-10 Short Play Festival, is set for 7 p.m. in the little theater’s green room.
    Anyone who is interested in participating or audtioning for roles is welcome to attend.
    Auditions for the plays will be held Sunday and Monday at the theater.