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Today's News

  • UNM falls to Falcons again, 2-1

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The ninth-ranked University of New Mexico Lobos men’s soccer team lost at the hands of Air Force (6-6-1) for the second time in a week by the score of 2-1 Friday night.
    Air Force’s Caleb Downey scored the game-winner in the 75th minute for the Falcons. Downey also tallied the game-winner for Air Force in their overtime win at the UNM  Soccer Complex one week ago.
    The loss marks the first time New Mexico has lost to Air Force twice in a season since 2001.
    The Lobos suffered their third loss of the season and currently have a record of 9-3-0 (2-2-0 MPSF). They held the advantage in shots (16-11) and corner kicks (7-4) for the match, but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome the Falcons.
    The Lobos were out-shot by their opponent (6-5) in the first half for the first time since UNM’s double overtime win over UC Irvine Sept. 16. Of  New Mexico’s five shots, only Matthew Gibbon’s attempt in the ninth minute was on goal.
    New Mexico will look to bounce back in their second road match of the weekend. The Lobos will travel to Denver University to face the Pioneers this afternoon.
    UNM conceded the match’s first goal in the fifth minute on a 30-yard shot from Kevin Durr.

  • LA boys, girls win big at Los Lunas

    One good turn might deserve another, but Jennifer Mooday was not the beneficiary of that good turn Saturday. Quite the opposite.
    Mooday, a senior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team, was pointed in the wrong direction on one of the many loops during the first race of Saturday’s Los Lunas Invitational. Mooday, who had a sizeable lead at the time, lost out on that lead.
    The bum steer may have cost Mooday an individual win at the race, hosted by the Class 4A Los Lunas Tigers, but the Hilltoppers as a team were hardly worse off for it.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls picked up big victories at the meet. The Hilltopper girls finished with 20 points, far outdistancing runner up Santa Fe Indian School. The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, just missed a perfect scoring, picking up 16 team points, paced by Sean Reardon’s individual victory and Nick Hill’s second place finish, less than a second behind.
    Los Alamos’ boys started off the race a little too conservatively, said coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood, but recovered well in the latter stages of the race.
    Reardon and Hill were shoulder-to-shoulder through the bulk of the race, while Colin Hemez and Zak Kennison both finished within six seconds of the front-runners.

  • Word on the Street 10-14-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Elizabeth Hjelvik asked students, “What did you do over the Columbus Day weekend?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 10-14-12
  • Fashion Maven: Give your summer sandals the boot

    Fall has finally arrived, but so has the cold weather. Everyone is starting to make the transition from summer sandals to warmer footwear.
    I know some of you would love to shuffle around in fuzzy slippers all day, but you should be doing better than that.
    Let’s make a fashion statement and replace the sandals or the slippers with a fall essential; the boot.
    There is a boot for every kind of person: ankle boots, tall boots, heeled, flat, those that are made of leather, man made materials, or even sheepskin, you name it.
    For a sophisticated look, I would opt for a dark red, dark brown or black boot with a heel.
    I recommend picking a heel height that is slightly out of your comfort zone to master as you practice walking in your boot. You can also pick a heel you are more comfortable with, if you prefer.
    Even though leather boots are usually more expensive than those made of synthetic materials, they are an investment because they last longer and allow your feet to breathe.
    Make sure to treat your leather boots with the appropriate shoe polish right after you buy them to protect them from water damage and getting stained.
    The height of boots is really your choice. Both ankle and taller boots work well with leggings and a warm dress, or with jeans.

  • It was a pretty bad debate

    On Oct. 3, the first of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney took place.
    During the debate, we witnessed two very different men with two different ideas for the future of America. However, I feel that neither of the two candidates truly gave any details for how they were going to accomplish their policies.
    During their discourse, neither candidate seemed to answer any of the questions posed to them and spent most of the debate returning to the same subjects. It was almost as if both presidential candidates had prepared what they wished to say during the debate and did not plan on answering questions.
    Nonetheless, unlike Obama, Romney somehow managed to introduce his points in a way that made it appear as if he were answering the questions, while Obama appeared to be utterly lost as he rambled on, without any attempt to answer the questions posed to him.
    Overall, the media have made it clear that Romney won this first debate, which is not uncommon for a challenger.

  • ´Toppers close out 2-4A contest early

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team walked all over the Bernalillo Spartans Saturday to start the second half of its District 2-4A season.
    Los Alamos needed just 56 minutes to trump the Spartans. The Hilltoppers scored four goals in 16 minutes of the second half to win 10-0 at Sullivan Field Saturday.
    The win improves Los Alamos’ mark in district to 4-0 (13-3 overall). Los Alamos has outscored the other three district teams by a combined 36-0 in those four games.
    To clinch its sixth consecutive district title, the Hilltoppers need only beat Capital Oct. 23. The Hilltoppers closed out the Jaguars (5-7 overall, 2-1 in 2-4A) early in their Oct. 6 meeting, also by a score of 10-0.
    While another district title would guarantee Los Alamos a place in the Class 4A tournament — it’s a foregone conclusion the Hilltoppers will be invited to participate in the playoffs in the highly unlikely event they fail to win district — head coach Jiri Kubicek is looking for bigger things from his team.
    “We need to win the rest of our games,” he said. “We don’t want to have any surprises. We need to take it one game at a time but we need to polish some of our stuff and make sure we’re where we’re supposed to be.”

  • Cards rally late, head to NLCS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the end, it made sense that Yadier Molina and David Freese would work those key walks, and that Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma would come through with those tying and go-ahead, two-run hits.
    The names might change. Not the outcomes. This is what the St. Louis Cardinals do.
    Pushed to the brink, they never blink.
    Trailing by three runs before they recorded an out Friday night, then six before the third inning was over, and still behind when down to their last strike over and over again with two outs in the ninth inning, the defending World Series champions fashioned the sort of comeback they’ve made their specialty.
    Waiting until after midnight to finally take the lead, the never-give-up Cardinals erased the biggest deficit ever overcome in a winner-take-all postseason contest and beat the Washington Nationals 9-7 in Game 5 of the NL division series.
    “How did that happen?!” Carlos Beltran asked, speaking to no one in particular in the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park.
    Not long before that, a blue bin stuffed with ice and beer cans had been hurriedly wheeled from the Nationals’ side of the stadium to the Cardinals’ room. Yes, the Cardinals turn losses into wins — and then they steal the other guys’ bubbly, too.

  • Washburn returns following suspension ruling

    BERNALILLO — Just three days after his reinstatement onto the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, Grant Washburn suited up in his first game of the 2012 season.
    Washburn, a two-year offensive and defensive line starter, as well as a 2011 first team All-District player at both positions, made an appearance in Friday’s game against the Bernalillo Spartans.
    Washburn was suspended from extracurricular activities Aug. 30 for a violation of Los Alamos Public Schools’ alcohol and drug policy, but his suspension was overturned Tuesday by the Los Alamos School board.
    According to New Mexico Activities Association rules, players must have 10 days of practice before they can compete, but Washburn was suspended just one day before the start of the regular season and had put his mandatory practice time in by then.
    “He was back at practice (Wednesday), Los Alamos head coach Garett Williams said. “The team is happy to have their teammate back.”
    Williams said Washburn kept up with his conditioning and strength training during his suspension.

  • Exploration of Jewish scientists set for Sunday at Bradbury

    Jewish scientists played a key role in Los Alamos' Manhattan Project effort to develop the first atomic bombs. The role of these research luminaries in LANL's Theoretical Division, such as Hans Bethe, Victor Weisskopf, Richard Feynman and John von Neumann among others will be explored in a talk at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bradbury Science Museum.

    The talk, "Jews in Theory: A Snapshot of Theoretical Division at Los Alamos in 1945" will be delivered by Jack Shlachter, LANL's Theoretical Division deputy division leader, and it is open to the public. Shlacter is also a local rabbi. All events at LANL's Bradbury Science Museum are free.

    Shlachter notes key positions within T Division that were held by scientists like Bethe, who J. Robert Oppenheimer chose to run Theoretical Division, and in 1967 he won a Nobel Prize in physics.

    Acccording to Shlacter, four future Nobel Laureates, all Jewish, worked in the Theoretical Division during its Manhattan Project heyday and almost 25 percent of its employees were Jewish.

     The Bradbury Science Museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.