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Today's News

  • Supercomputers and apple wine

    The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the public to the fourth talk of its 2010-2011 lecture series that will be at 7:30 p.m.
    Jan. 11 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.
    This month’s lecture will feature Todd Urbatsch, speaking on, “Bengt Carlson: Supercomputers and Apple Wine.”

  • Pen & Ink Possibilities: Pet sitting isn't all it's cracked up to be

    I’ve always been a daydreamer. And of course what is envisioned inside my head is far different and much easier than coping with reality. I became all too aware of this fact when I volunteered to care for my sister’s five-month-old Pug, Bailey, while she and her family traveled to Florida for a few days.

  • Best Sellers 01-06-11

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

  • Ongoing around LA 01-06-11

    Music

    The Lads of Enchantment meet every Thursday evening at the United Church (Graves Hall) at 7 p.m. to share those grand old Barbershop Songs. Contact:  Murlin Nutter at 672-3235

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Out and about 01-06-11

    Around Los Alamos

    Joey Farish, electric guitarist, will perform at Grounds and Sounds, the new Christian Coffee House at White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd., from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds go to Hope Pregnancy Center. For more information call 661-9661 or e-mail eileen.green@q.com.

  • Cowboys pick Jason Garrett as 8th head coach

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett nailed his audition. He gets to remain coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

    A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that Garrett will be announced as the new head coach at a news conference at Cowboys Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the decision.

  • Medic: Doc grabbed painkillers in Jackson bedroom

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A paramedic testified Thursday that he saw the doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson grab three bottles of painkillers and place the vials in a bag during futile efforts to revive the pop star at his mansion.

    Paramedic Martin Blount said he was surprised to see the bottles because defendant Dr. Conrad Murray had told paramedics he hadn't given Jackson any drugs.

  • Pipe bursts at golf course

    Steve Wickliffe, golf course manager, got an unwelcome surprise when he walked into his office Wednesday morning.
    A burst water pipe caused quite a bit of damage to Wickliffe’s office. The burst pipe was discovered Monday. Wickliffe said county workers were able to isolate the pipe and the building should be utilized in a week or two.  It is currently closed.

  • More people applied for unemployment aid last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to reverse a downward trend that suggests employers will accelerate hiring in the coming months.

    Applications remain slightly above the lowest level in two years and the four-week average of applications, a less-volatile measure, dropped last week for the eighth time in nine weeks.

  • Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven elected to Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a narrow miss last year, Bert Blyleven told voters they finally got it right by sending him into the Hall of Fame along with Roberto Alomar.

    And he took the opportunity to talk about baseball's dark past — the Steroids Era.