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Today's News

  • More colorful characters

    SANTA FE — As part of this column’s centennial coverage, I am pleased to write about colorful legislators. I may miss a few from the early days before I arrived on the scene.
    I begin with Louise Coe, the first woman elected to the state Senate. Her political rise was not easy. Women had attained the right to vote only six years earlier. Coe went on to become president pro tem of the Senate. She is the only woman ever elected to that position.
    A strong, determined woman, Coe married into a Lincoln County ranching family that included George and Frank Coe who rode with Billy the Kid. Her husband Wilber Coe stayed home to run the Coe’s Ranch on the Ruidoso, the title of Wilbur’s autobiography.

  • Resurrection of faith

    Cancer and Faith, particularly religious faith, is a complicated and empassioned subject, one I usually steer clear of. But a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, by Lawrence Krauss, questioned what faith really is, given our ever increasing knowledge of cosmology and quantum mechanics.
    It’s a subject which is especially soul searching for cancer survivors, who are forced to address their own mortality and the meaning of their lives frequently. For some, it reaffirms their religious faith in which they find solice. For others, it reawakens years of separation from their faith as they start to understand their God’s plan. And for the rest of us it raises many unresolved questions.

  • Sports Update 04-05-12

    ’Topper baseball game postponed Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team’s game with the Capital Jaguars, which was set for Wednesday afternoon, was postponed. No make up date has been announced.
    Los Alamos manager Mike Gill reported Wednesday around noon that Bomber Field still had big clumps of snow, some as deep as three inches, in spots. The snows were from storms on Monday night and Tuesday morning .
    The Hilltoppers are currently sitting at 4-1 in District 2-4A play (12-6) overall. They split a doubleheader against Española Valley Saturday but are still one game ahead of Española Valley in the 2-4A standings.

    Chamber golf tourney is May 11 in Española

  • JV girls track results from APS

    Here are the results from the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls junior varsity track and field team from the Albuquerque Public Schools meet March 23:

    3200 meters
    Ruth Taylor, 14:30.96; Chloe Keilers, 15:35.96.

    400 relay
    Los Alamos (Becky Martin, Samantha Courtney, Megan Kuzmack, Jessica Allen), 57.88.

    100 hurdles
    Destiny Fellers, 18.07.

    100 meters
    Jackie Cooke, 13.64; Isabelle Coons, 14.16; Meryl Delano, 14.33; Maddy Whitacre, 15.04; Eva Huaszar, 15.42; Katey Thomas, 15.53; Keiko Tanski, 16.84; Sarah Tripplehorn, 17.14.

    1600 meters
    Rosa Durrer, 6:18.01; Katie Bowman, 6:36.34; Alex Chavarria, 6:51.04; Ruth Taylor, 7:08.97; Chloe Keilers, 7:16.28.

  • Membership issues creep up again as Masters starts

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jabbed, prodded and poked repeatedly about a topic that never really goes away, Billy Payne wouldn’t budge.
    Faced with questions at his annual news conference about when a woman would become a member at the home of the Masters, the Augusta National chairman gave different variations of the same answer: That’s our business, not yours.
    The topic was on the front burner again Wednesday, the eve of the year’s first major, because one of the club’s longtime sponsors, IBM, has a new CEO — Virginia Rometty. The last four CEOs at IBM, all male, have been invited to be members.

  • LA moves to 6-0 in district

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team ran its District 2-4A record to a spotless 6-0 with just six games to play.
    The Hilltoppers thumped the Capital Jaguars Wednesday at Overlook Park. They scored five runs in the bottom of the first and four more in the bottom of the second en route to a 16-0 victory in 4-1/2 innings.
    Alyssa Mojica, batting in the cleanup spot, hit a three-run home run in the first inning to get the rout started, while Los Alamos (12-4) pounded out 10 hits in four trips to the plate against the hapless Jaguars.

  • Off the Hill 04-05-12

    Art openings

    To promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts and to support the community of artists who work with glass, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will feature four glass artists in the gallery during the month of April. The show opens with a reception from 2-4 p.. April 14. The gallery is located at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts announces a video installation and exhibition of prints by Santa Fe artist Mitchell Marti. Also showing are works that reflect Baltimore artist Soledad Salameé’s passion for the Earth’s natural resources. The shows open April 27 and continues through May 18. The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery, 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Book sales

  • Best Sellers 04-05-12

    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.

  • Top 10 Singles 04-05-12

    1. We Are Young, fun.

    2. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

    3. Glad You Came, The Wanted

    4. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    5. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    6. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

    7. Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia  
    8. Part of Me, Katy Perry
    9. Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
    10. Turn Me On, David Guetta

     

  • Animal Planet unleashing a new season of shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — Animal Planet has a menagerie of new shows for the season ahead that promise real-life drama, monstrous mystery, unusual human creatures and a new breed of cute.
    Also look for the network’s first competition show, with the provocative title “Top Hookers.” (Relax. It deals with fishing.)
    The slate of new programming, most of which will launch next year, is scheduled for unveiling to advertisers Thursday in New York at the upfront presentation of parent company Discovery Communications.
    The lineup builds on Animal Planet’s brand strategy of “Surprisingly Human,” said Marjorie Kaplan, the channel’s president and general manager.