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  • News for Retirees 11-04-12

    Nov. 4-10
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken and dumplings
    12;30 p.m.    Better breathers
    1:30 p.m.    Ken and Glenn show
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Lasagna
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m.    Tire pressure check
    1:30 p.m.    Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY

  • Animal Shelter 11-04-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.
    DOGS
    Autumn — This spayed female is one of those rare breeds that doesn’t come around very often — a New Mexico Brown Dog. She is housebroken and leash-trained, just don’t try to force her to be friends with any dog smaller than her.
    Axle — Axle is a playful and affectionate neutered male. The shelter temperament testers describe this Pit-mix as a total sweetheart. He would love a family that appreciates big, sloppy dog kisses.
    Ciera — Spayed female Shepherd-cross who likes to get to know her human associates before she shares her story with them.
    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.

  • Andrew and Mousie 11-04-12
  • Word on the Street 11-04-12

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Elizabeth Hjelvik asked students, “Do you think marijuana should be legalized?”

  • ‘Taken 2’ is ridiculous

    Ever since Liam Neeson’s 2008 film “Taken,” the characters he has played have changed and since then, he has reentered the world of cinema as a tough guy.
    This year, he returned to the screen in the role of retired CIA operative Bryan Mills, in “Taken’s” sequel, “Taken 2.” Despite the obviously predictable story line, the second film was a great box office success and made nearly 50 times more money on opening weekend than the previous film.
    Although “Taken 2” was bound to be shallow and action-packed, it turned out to be far more ridiculous than expected. This time, the story is set in Istanbul, Turkey, where Mills and his family are on holiday.
    During their vacation, Mills and his wife are abducted by the same organization that kidnapped his daughter in the first film. The kidnappers come for them, seeking to avenge their fallen fathers, brothers and sons. But, although the premise seems promising for a sequel, the film didn’t exhibit anything fresh. Rather than focus on trying to make the film different in some way, it ended up being the same as its prequel, only without any of the spark of originality.

  • Fashion Maven: Make your outfit white hot

    For those of you who read my fashion column every week, you know that I’ve always advocated adding pop to an outfit with a colorful accessory such as a bag, bracelet or necklace.
    This fall, the tide has turned.
    I adore bright colors and will continue to embellish my outfits with them as long as I live.
    Yet this season, trends point toward enhancing an outfit with white accessories.
    This can be no easy feat. White is considered a neutral color; it would get lost if used to accessorize an outfit of brown, black or tan shades.
    To pull off using the color as an accessory, we must reverse the logic that an outfit should be neutral and the accessories vibrant.
    Instead, try wearing bright colored garments and use bright white to add a fashionable, but chic clash.
    The colors this season that will perfectly counteract white are cobalt blue, ox blood red, pumpkin orange, black and gray.
    Maintaining a balance between these colors can be difficult. I suggest using (at most) two of them in an outfit, not including white.
    As an example, think about wearing a feminine white shirt with a cobalt blue blazer. Add a splash of orange with a belt, scarf or even orange buttons on your jacket.
    Keep the pants neutral. A dark gray color acts as a canvas for the statement-making blue and orange colors.

  • Friday’s Prep Football Scores

    Belen 48, Valencia 7
    Bloomfield 51, Wingate 0
    Centennial 33, Chaparral 28
    Cleveland 56, Volcano Vista 41
    Clovis 34, Carlsbad 29
    Estancia 72, Santa Fe Indian 21
    Eunice 35, Loving 6
    Farmington 48, Kirtland Central 6
    Gateway Christian 60, Carrizozo 6
    Goddard 49, Artesia 19
    Grants 46, Gallup 20
    Las Cruces 50, Gadsden 0
    Mayfield 48, Alamogordo 12
    McCurdy 54, Escalante 46
    Moriarty 50, Del Norte 3
    Navajo Prep 54, Navajo Pine 0
    Piedra Vista 24, Aztec 21
    Raton 35, West Las Vegas 28, OT
    Rio Rancho 52, Cibola 21
    Robertson 18, Taos 7
    Sandia 42, Eldorado 32
    Silver 42, Socorro 14

  • ´Toppers win big in season finale at home vs. Jaguars

    In their final game of the 2012 regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers saved their best for last.
    On Senior Night, the Hilltopper football team scored six touchdowns on a total of 16 offensive plays, all six of those from 20 yards out or longer.
    Meanwhile, the Los Alamos defense gave up a grand total of 43 yards offense as the Hilltoppers cruised to a 52-0 victory over the Capital Jaguars at Sullivan Field.
    The Hilltoppers closed out the contest just three minutes into the second half. After taking a 40-0 lead into the locker room, Xavier Dennison took the second half opening kickoff 80 yards untouched into the end zone. Then, on the Jaguars’ ensuing possession, linebacker Sam Ortiz stripped Capital running back Manuel Segura of the ball and rumbled 33 yards for a touchdown to end the game via the mercy rule.
    It was an impressive victory all around Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to extend the Hilltoppers’ season.
    Los Alamos went into Friday night’s game clinging to slim hopes it might be able to get back into the District 2-4A championship discussion, but those hopes were dashed by the Santa Fe Demons.
    At Santa Fe, the Demons (4-5 overall, 3-0 in district) crushed the Bernalillo Spartans 51-6, clinching the 2-4A title and the Demons’ first postseason berth since 1986.

  • LA girls breeze to victory

    ESPAÑOLA — Friday’s win was a long time coming for Jennifer Mooday.
    Mooday, the top senior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team, had been looking forward to a chance to compete for the District 2-4A title since joining the team in 2009. This year, she was able to grab that elusive title.
    With the race coming to a finish and Mooday running just a stride ahead of teammate Jordan Parker, Mooday beat Parker up a small but difficult hill less than half a mile from the finish.
    Mooday held off a late comeback attempt by Parker to win with a time of 20 minutes 25 seconds.
    “It was definitely tough,” Mooday said. “I was running slower than I normally do, but it’s good at this course. This course takes a lot of heart. It was a challenge.”
    Los Alamos, as expected, earned the 2-4A championship, its 13th straight, with a near-perfect score of 16 points.
    Santa Fe’s Demons finished with 59 points and host Española Valley Sundevils had 72 points, those scores advancing those two teams to state along with the Hilltoppers.
    The bid by the Hilltoppers for their fourth perfect score at district in five years was upset by interloper Noel Pradoni of Santa Fe.

  • LA perfect at 2-4A meet

    ESPAÑOLA — One race down, one to go.
    There was little doubt going into Friday’s District 2-4A race whether the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team could earn its 13th consecutive district title. About the only question was whether the Hilltoppers could sweep the competition.
    The answer was yes.
    With Sean Reardon and Nick Hill firmly in the lead, the next three Los Alamos runners had to come from behind with just over a quarter of a mile to go. Santa Fe’s Zachary Grand had a two-second lead over Los Alamos’ Colin Hemez, Zak Kennison and Orion Staples, but the Hilltopper trio was able to overtake Grand to sweep the top five spots.
    Los Alamos finished the meet with a perfect score of 15 points, well ahead of runner-up Española Valley.
    Reardon just nipped Hill at the line to earn the District 2-4A individual title. The two, who ran the last mile shoulder-to-shoulder, were separated by just .23 seconds to pick up the top honor.
    Los Alamos won at Española Valley’s tough course that winds through the hilly backside of the high school campus.