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Today's News

  • News for Retirees 04-29-12

    April 29-May 5
    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
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salisbury steak
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken fettuccini
    Noon        Lunch talk: Steve from the golf course

  • Word on the Street 04-29-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Ada Ciuca asked Los Alamos High School students, “What was your favorite thing about prom?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-29-12
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 04-29-12

    Monday — Jump rop contest
    Tuesday — Birthday board
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Paper pom pom flowers
    Friday — Horse

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Ask Alex: Why is prom a formal event?

    Teenagers are not well known for being formal. They are better known for their artistry on bathroom walls and driving down residential streets at two in the morning with their windows down and the stereo up.
    How is it that this school-sanctioned event causes nearly the entire junior and senior class to don tuxedos and slow dance to “Buy You a Drank?” First let us analyze this annual high school dance.
    Prom, short for “promenade,” is a dance held toward the end of the school year at high schools across the country. Teenagers gather this one night for dancing, talking and wholesome, heavily supervised merriment.

  • Tales of a first-time blood donor

    Some people are under the impression that having blood drawn is a scary thing, as if a 200-year-old vampire was waiting patiently by your side for a taste of that red bodily fluid.
    I accompanied Los Alamos Monitor Features Editor Jennifer Garcia on a recent photo shoot and learned that donating blood wasn’t at all scary, but perhaps even enjoyable.
    After deciding on a whim that I wanted to donate blood, I signed a form that legally allowed the phlebotomists to draw it. I then sat behind a screen while a young lady asked me questions about my health, such as if I had AIDS or any STDs.
    Once I passed the test with flying colors, I was led to a chair with a pump sitting next to it.

  • Adele: Rumor has it, she’s fabulous

    After seeing her take it all at the Grammys this year, my growing interest in Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, or just Adele for short, was sparked and I realized how little I knew about her life and how she became the successful musician she is today.
    I have loved her music since her song, “Someone Like You,” and I, along with millions of other listeners, was awestruck by her powerful voice, heart-wrenching lyrics and emotion. Vogue conducted an interview with Adele recently, making her the magazine’s cover girl in the March issue, and I learned practically everything I needed to know about her.

  • When business, politics mix

    Historian Dave Clary emails from Roswell wondering why, now that Wall Street tycoon Mitt Romney appears to be a presidential nominee, the press doesn’t seem to realize that running government like a business isn’t a good deal for our nation.
    Clary says it is worth noting that the last two corporate executives to run our country, George W. Bush and Herbert Hoover, presided over economic meltdowns. He also points to the Italian counterpart Sylvio Berlusconi as another prime example.
    The press has covered the subject of business and government being two different animals. Therefore the promise to run government like a business isn’t necessarily something voters should embrace.

  • Should you buy wedding insurance?

    Disastrous wedding mishaps have long been a comedy staple, probably because so many of us can relate. What bride- or groom-to-be hasn’t had nightmares about hurricane-force winds blowing over the reception tent or a drunken cousin falling into the wedding cake?
    Besides the potential for embarrassing memories, there’s a lot of money at stake: The average wedding in 2012 will cost nearly $27,000, not including the honeymoon – about what you’d pay for a well-appointed new car.

  • Sports Schedule April 30-May 5

    Monday

     

    Golf: Los Alamos at District 2-4A championship (Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe), boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

     

    Wednesday

     

    Tennis: Class 4A state individual tournament, boys and girls, 8 a.m.

     

    Thursday

     

    Tennis: Class 4A state individual tournament, boys and girls, 8 a.m.

     

    Friday

     

    Tennis: Class 4A state team tournament, boys and girls, 8 a.m.

     

    Track and field: District 2-4A championship, Santa Fe High School, 3 p.m.

     

    Baseball: Class 4A state tournament first round, TBA.

     

    Saturday