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Today's News

  • Comic book to tell Stewart’s story 


    PHILADELPHIA — Martha Stewart’s media aspirations just got bigger: Meet Martha Stewart, comic-book heroine.
    The woman who created her own media empire — television, magazines and more — is getting a biographical treatment in her own comic book next month.
    “Female Force: Martha Stewart,” a one-shot issue from Bluewater Productions Inc. to be sold in comic book shops, bookstores and online, will focus on how Stewart rose to become of the nation’s best-known purveyors of home decor, cooking and confident but practical living.

  • Best Sellers 06-23-11

    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.

  • Celebrity News 06-23-11

    ‘Jackass’ star Dunn dies

    PHILADELPHIA — “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn, who along with his cast mates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34.
    Dunn, a daredevil who gained notoriety for diving into a sewage tank and performing other unsavory stunts, was driving his 2007 Porsche in suburban Philadelphia when it careened off the road, flipped over a guardrail and crashed into the woods before bursting into flames. A passenger, Zachary Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, Pa., was also killed, and speed may have been a factor in the crash, West Goshen Township police said.

  • Nemeth bares his soul Friday night

    Soul-R&B master John Nemeth will entertain the crowd at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Pajarito Ski Hill, as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.  The show this week is “Pajarito Ski Hill and Los Alamos Monitor Night.”
    According to concert promoter Russ Gordon, folks used to call Nemeth a “rising blues star,” but he is now considered one of the top bluesmen in the world.
        Nemeth formed his first band at 17 in his hometown of Boise, Idaho. His friends had told him about Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Sonny Boy Williamson and for Nemeth, it was heaven on first listen.

  • Dead man talking

    Born in a hotel and died in a hotel. That pretty much sums up the life of 20th century playwright Eugene O’Neill. The story of the playwright’s sometimes depressing, turbulent life was brought to the stage for its Los Alamos debut June 18.
    Los Alamos Little Theater and Champion Productions presented, “The Unauthorized Afterlife of Eugene O’Neill.” James Cady, who somewhat resembles O’Neill, wrote and performed the play as the Nobel Prize winner, who appears as a dead man and shares his life story with the audience. Riddled with obstacles and addiction, O’Neill was able to get past his tragedies long enough to produce his greatest works.

  • geekout@ the library

    Those interested in conquering small kingdoms and showing off their word building skills somewhere other than in online games with friends might be interested in getting their geek on with the Los Alamos County Library system’s new series of programs geared toward 18-35 year olds.
    Participants interested in meeting new people, crushing their opponents in a game of “Settlers of Catan,” and those looking to show of their trivia skills will find like-minded people at the “Geekout” program.

  • Topes Notes 06-23-11

    RedHawks hold on for 5-4 win

  • Sports Update 06-23-11

    Splash N Dash starts June 29

    The first Splash N Dash of the season will take place June 29 starting at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Splash N Dash, a free event, is open to the public and is geared toward those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. Registration for the event is limited to 75 participants.
    Interested participants may sign up at the aquatic center on the day of the event starting at 6:20 p.m. Participants may choose a 400-yard swim and 5K run or a 200-yard swim and 3K run.
    For more information, visit www.triatomics.org/splashndash.

    Firecracker 5K registration is open

  • Running: Wood qualifies for 2012 Olympic Trials

    Heather Wood of Los Alamos finished 21st in the 2011 Grandma’s Marathon Saturday women’s race and in doing so qualified for the national Olympic Trials.
    Wood, 24, finished the marathon, held in Duluth, Minn., in 2 hours, 43 minutes, 53 seconds, a little over a minute better than the ‘B’ qualifying standard for the Olympic Trials.
    Wood was a former standout cross country and track and field runner at Los Alamos High School.
    She is the second former LAHS athlete to make a qualifying time in the past six weeks. Magdalena Sandoval-Donahue also qualified for the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., May 1.
    Wood’s father, Blake, finished one second ahead of her at the race.

  • Baseball: Dodgers pick up late win

    The two top-seeded teams in the county’s Class AAA Little League tournament took each other on in the championship game with the Dodgers pulling out a late victory Wednesday night.
    The Giants led by as many as five runs in Wednesday’s game, played at Lou Caveglia Field on North Mesa, but the Dodgers scored six unanswered runs in the final two innings for the win.
    Logan Bishop’s sixth inning hit with the bases loaded gave the Dodgers a 8-7 come-from-behind victory over the Giants. Just an inning before, Jason Manzanares hit a bases-clearing triple to push three runs across and get the Dodgers back into the ballgame.