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Today's News

  • High fashion or bait? Fly ties now hair extensions

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fly shop manager Jim Bernstein was warned that hair stylists would come banging on his door, but he didn't listen.

    Sure enough, less than 24 hours later, a woman walked into the Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop in Maine and made a beeline toward a display of hackles — the long, skinny rooster feathers fishermen use to make lures.

    "She brought a bunch up to the counter and asked if I could get them in pink," he said. "That's when I knew."

  • Obama travels to Midwest amid bad report on hiring

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Friday to draw attention to the auto industry's rebound with a visit to a Chrysler plant in politically important Ohio, even as a dismal new jobs report clouded his upbeat economic message.

    Obama's stop in Toledo was the latest in a string of domestic trips to promote his jobs agenda and defend the much maligned government bailouts to Chrysler and General Motors. The president planned to speak to plant workers and local business owners about the significance of the industry's turnaround.

  • Topes Notes 06-03-11

    Isotopes snap losing streak

  • Sports update 06-03-11

    Car wash is Saturday

    The New Mexico Thunder softball team will hold a car wash Saturday at the Shell gas station on Trinity Drive.
    The New Mexico Thunder is made up of local players 16-and-under. Money earned from the car wash will help defray travel costs.
    Saturday’s car wash is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon at the station.

    Camp opens Monday

    The High Altitude Camp  for wrestlers starts Monday. The camp, for boys and girls in grades 3-12, will include instruction from Nate Yetzer, assistant coach at Virginia Tech University.
    For information, call Bob Geyer at 310-3206.

     

  • Baseball: Little League

    Action from Thursday night’s Los Alamos Little League game between the Padres and the Rockies at Lou Caveglia Field.

  • Fishing report 06-03-11

    Anglers!

  • Outdoor Notes 06-03-11

    Free fishing, clinics are Saturday around NM

  • Religion listings 06-03-11

    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. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. 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.
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • The connection between obesity and church

    “I heard that there is a correlation between church attendance and obesity.  If this is true, what should we do about it?” — Larry

    Sure enough, it’s true! A study presented at a recent meeting of the American Heart Association revealed that young adults who frequently attend religious activities are more likely to become obese than those who don’t.  Presumably this is due to the fact that religious gatherings traditionally include “comfort foods” that are high in fat and calories.

  • How towns promoted themselves back in the day

    When a friend gave me a stack of old New Mexico Magazines, I dove in.
    The articles were entertaining enough, but the ads were the real attention grabbers. After World War II, communities didn’t have many ways to promote themselves, so they touted their charms in the pages of the state’s magazine.
    Some wanted tourists: “Ruidoso, where outdoor fun follows the seasons around the year.”
    Others wanted residents: “Roswell, New Mexico, A Good Place to Visit – A Better Place to Live” and “Hobbs, The City with an Assured Future.”