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Today's News

  • Taliban tunnels at least 480 out of Afghan prison--video extra

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants tunneled at least 480 inmates out of the main prison in southern Afghanistan overnight, whisking them through a 1,000-foot-long underground passage they had dug over months, officials and insurgents said Monday.

    Officials at Sarposa prison in the city of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, say they only discovered the breach at about 4 a.m., a half hour after the Taliban said they had gotten all the prisoners out.

  • Plane in NM lake believed to have flown from Ariz.

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a plane that plunged into a northern New Mexico lake, leaving scattered debris and bundles of cocaine, appears to have departed from Arizona.

    FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford of Fort Worth, Texas, says authorities were able to isolate what they believe was the aircraft on radar and trace it back to Prescott, about 100 miles north of Phoenix.

    Lunsford says no flight plan was filed, and authorities do not know who was on board and whether there were passengers as well as a pilot. He says debris that floated up identified the plane as a twin-engine Cessna 310.

  • In Easter message, pope urges diplomacy in Libya

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI urged an end to fighting in Libya, using his Easter Sunday message to call for diplomacy and peace in the Middle East.

    Benedict also said that politics in North Africa and the Middle East should be based on respect for all.

    "In the current conflict in Libya, may diplomacy and dialogue replace arms, and may those who suffer as a result of the conflict be given access to humanitarian aid," he said.

    Referring to northern Africa and the Middle East, the pope prayed for the realization of a society where "every political choice is inspired by respect for the human person."

  • Flute and Friends concert part of Brown Bag Series

    Marjorie Selden is a flute player who has taught music in the public schools and plays in the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.  She started an ensemble called “Flute and Friends” 51 years ago in Cheney, Wash.
    The idea was for friends to play music together and to put on public performances in the local community.
    The upcoming Brown Bag Concert at Fuller Lodge at noon May 4 will be one of the “Flute and Friends” concerts.
    This concert will feature three pieces and each will have different instruments.  The first piece is called “Gentle Into the Night” by Scottish composer Laura Shur.

  • News for Retirees 04-24-11

    April 24-30, 2011
    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 plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    NO Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Meatloaf
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Animal Shelter 04-24-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Cats

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 04-24-11

    This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Gatorball games
    Tuesday — Shuffleboard tournament
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Chess and checkers matches
    Friday — Boggle!
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.
    For more information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a progam of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • Be There 04-24-11

    Tuesday
     The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m.  at Central Avenue Grill.

    The monthly meeting of the Low Vision/Hearing group at the Betty Ehart Senior Center will feature a retina technician from Eye Associates. The meeting is at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

    Wednesday
    Earth Day Talk: Foundation of Sustainable Energy, 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Dr. Donald O’Sullivan from Los Alamos National Laboratory will give a free talk sponsored by Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the lab. LANL participated in the oil spill clean-up at the N.M. gas outage recovery — hear what advances are being made in greening our infrastructure.

  • People in the News 04-24-11

    Diane Chen, CMFC, has qualified for Waddell & Reed’s annual Circle of Champions conference, recognizing the company’s top financial advisors. This year’s event will be in San Diego, Calif.
    The conference is conducted each summer by the asset management and financial planning firm, with selection based on an analysis of investments, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor.
    More than 550 advisors qualified for this year’s event, out of Waddell & Reed’s national network of nearly 2,100 financial advisors. Chan will participate in the conference May 12-15. This is the eighth time that Chan has earned the honor.

  • Community announcements 04-24-11

    Volunteers needed
    The Fuller Lodge Art  Center needs up to a dozen new volunteers. Volunteers sit at the reception desk, greet visitors as they enter and handle any sales. Often visitors have questions about Los Alamos and the interactions with the volunteers become part of their vacation experience. Volunteers are assisted by Fuller Lodge Art Center staff members, as needed. Shifts available are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call Amy Bjarke at 662-1635 or email gallery@fullerlodgeart
    center.com.

    March on Hunger