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Today's News

  • LAPS board hammers out Schmidt's new contract

    Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt’s new two-year contract begins July 1, but before it goes into effect, the Board of Education is hoping to hammer out one fine detail.

    The board initially awarded Schmidt the contract back in January.

    School Board member Melanie McKinley said the board recently returned from a school law conference in Albuquerque where she learned that new requirements regarding Title IX federal funding would be enforced this year.

    That includes a new requirement that figures-based data regarding the New Mexico Schools Athletics Equity Act be posted online Oct. 31 if the district fails to be in compliance with the law.

  • Training Days

    Competitors kick toward the finish line of the running leg at the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon. The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host the first Splash ‘n’ Dash of the year June 27. The Splash ‘n’ Dash is for participants wanting to prepare for the Los Alamos Triathlon in mid August. Registration for the Splash ‘n’ Dash is limited to 75 participants. Visit triatomics.org for more information.

  • Topes Notes 06-14-12

    Round Rock takes series finale over Albuquerque

  • Black will host PE courses for youth at Piñon School

    For those kids who need to get off the couch this summer, they can do so with Justin Black next week.
    This summer, Black, a physical education teacher, will be hosting summer school PE This course isn’t for those who need to improve their grade, but for those that might want to sharpen skills, learn something new or just spend more time in physical education.
    There will be plenty to do and to learn during the PE course.
    “Any student that has an interest in improving their skills in throwing, catching and kicking with different size balls, dodging tag, speed stacks, (Dance Dance Revolution), Xbox 360 with Kinect, tumbling, log rolls, and somersaults,” Black said.

  • Armstrong faces more doping charges

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong is facing more doping allegations just a few months after he thought he had finally put them to rest.

    Although federal investigators in February closed a two-year investigation without bringing criminal charges, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed new doping charges that could strip the seven-time Tour de France winner of his victories in cycling's premier race.

    Armstrong insists he is innocent.

  • Cain throws first perfect game for Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain and his wife, Chelsea, returned to the field an hour and a half later for a few more perfect memories. They snapped photos on the mound, posing with the workers who tore it down so the dirt could be sent to the Hall of Fame.

    Then they walked away hand in hand, stopping in left field for an embrace and long kiss.

    The Giants franchise waited a long time for a perfect game, and Cain became the one to finally do it. Not Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson or Juan Marichal or Gaylord Perry before him.

    Fittingly, Cain is the longest-tenured Giant these days.

  • LA Happenings 06-14-12

    Dance
    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.
    Music
    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is recruiting singers. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. lacw.org.

  • Off The Hill 06-14-12

    Art openings

    Santa Cruz Galeria, 1451 Calle Hermanas Dominicas, Santa Cruz, across from La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, presents an art opening with Andres Martinez, featuring new works and older favorites. For more information, visit galeriasantacruz.com or call 505-747-6926.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the exhibition of James Harvard, “Staying Ahead of the Beast.” This exhibit spans 40 years of painting with an emphasis on his “Abstract Illusionist” era, featuring paintings, archival boxes and sculptures dating from the late 1970s to 2012. The show opens June 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

  • Best Sellers 06-14-12

    The Los Alamos Monitor  has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

    1. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    2. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” E.L. James
    3. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    4. “Fifty Shades Darker,” E.L. James
    5. “They Say I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing,” Gerald Graff
    6. “Fifty Shades Freed,” E.L. James
    7. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    8. “The Serpent’s Shadow,” Rick Riordan
    9. “Dumbstruck,” Karla Oceanak*

  • Top 10 Singles 06-14-12

    1. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    2. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    3. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    4. We Are Young, fun.
    5. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    6. What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction

    7. Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
    8. Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
    9. Where Have You Been, Rihanna
    10. Glad You Came, The Wanted