Today's News

  • Church Listings 01-13-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • Ask Fr. John: Different interpretations can be confusing

    What’s with the icons? — G. P.

    In the Orthodox Church icons are not only suggested, they are required. “Icon” is Greek for “image.” We call icons “windows into heaven,” in that they lead the mind and heart to the contemplation of heavenly things.
    We believe that since the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ became incarnate, we must proclaim Him and that fact to the world in word, image and deed.
    One goal of the life in Christ is maintaining a moment-to-moment relationship with him.
    Iconography assists in this effort. Much of our theology originates in Hebrew theology and it is no different with icons.

  • Wisdom of mud turtles

    Do any of you remember Pogo? Pogo was a philosophical possum and a wonderful comic strip.  
    I have to admit that as a child, I never did understand the political and social humor dished out every week.  
    Actually, I’m not sure I’d understand them today.
    But one quip of humor did catch my fancy back then.
    It was a strip addressing an irrational fear that grips the minds of the irrational once a month. Pogo’s superstitious friend Churchey (the mud turtle) warned his friends, “Oh no! Friday the 13th falls on a Wednesday this month!”  
    It would seem that Friday the 13th was an unlucky day, no matter what day of the week it fell on.

  • VIDEO: U.S. Worried About Terror Attack in Thailand

    The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok sends an 'emergency message' to American citizens warning of a possible terrorist attack. It urges Americans to 'keep a low profile' in public, and to exercise caution in areas where Western tourists gather.

  • Something has to give in contest between Saints, 49ers Saturday

    As NFL matchups go, this one is a classic: unstoppable offense against impenetrable defense.
    The second round of the playoffs begins Saturday in San Francisco, where one of the league’s top defenses — the 49ers yielded 229 points and ranked fourth overall in yards allowed, first against the run — takes on Drew Brees and the Saints’ record-setting attack.
    If defense wins championships, as has been the theory in pro football for decades, the edge clearly belongs to the 49ers. Then again, the NFL hasn’t seen an offense as prolific as the Saints.

  • King of the Cage is back this weekend

    Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino will host another installment of King of the Cage Saturday night.
    This installment of King of the Cage mixed martial arts event will feature 13 contests, all of them including at least one New Mexico fighter. The main event pits Santa Fe 145-pounder Angelo Sanchez against Richard Schiller of Corona, Calif.
    Fights begin at 7 p.m.
    “We are very excited to bring King of the Cage back to Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino with the ‘Night Stalker’ event,” said resort general manager Scott Eldredge in a press release.

  • Toppers win on late-game shot

    JACONA – It was a wild finish to a tight ballgame Thursday night, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team prevailed over a longtime rival.
    Los Alamos traveled just down the road to visit the Pojoaque Elks Thursday night with both teams looking to pick up some momentum as they get ready to start district play next week.
    With only 10 seconds remaining, Los Alamos’ Nick Baker scored on a third-chance bucket after a mad scrum for a pair of rebounds. With time left, however the Elks moved the ball back down the court, but couldn’t get off a decent look late, persevering a 44-43 victory at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

  • Pakistan's PM appeals for support in standoff

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister appealed for support Friday from the country's parliament in a standoff between his beleaguered government and the armed forces, saying lawmakers had to choose between "democracy and dictatorship."

    Tensions between Pakistan's army and government have soared in recent days over a memo sent to Washington, raising fears that the army might stage a coup or support possible moves by the Supreme Court to oust the government.

    The party of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari is the largest in the ruling coalition.

  • Obama seeks power to merge agencies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday took aim at his government's own messy bureaucracy, prodding Congress to give him greater power to merge agencies and promising he would start by collapsing six major economic departments into one. Pressing Republicans on one of their own political issues, Obama said it was time for an "effective, lean government."

  • VIDEO: Fans Gather in Sydney for Elvis Express

    Elvis fans were flocking to Australia's annual festival celebrating the King of Rock and Roll. Hundreds boarded a special train in Sydney Friday to travel to the event.