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Today's News

  • Time for realistic Middle East policy

    Last week I participated in a joint meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to receive Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  
    This should have been a positive meeting with America’s strongest ally in the Middle East.  
    Instead, the tension in the room was palpable, because everyone there was conscious of President Obama’s speech on Israel last week.
    I was shocked to hear the President make the unprecedented suggestion that Israel should revert to its 1967 borders.  

  • Customers get to fill a frame and see their work displayed this month

    Village Arts surprised artists and those who want to try their hand at it recently by giving out nearly 50 unique, random frames to customers.
    Individuals who received the frames were asked to fill the frames with artwork of their choice and to bring them back to Village Arts for a month-long showing.  
    Village Arts staff chose and built uniquely sized and styled wooden frames, hoping to inspire individuals to create a piece of work to compliment the frame.
    The staff wasn’t disappointed.
    “Normally customers come to us to find a frame that enhances their work” said Village Arts co-owner Ken Nebel. “This time, we turned the tables on them, and the results are fantastic.”

  • Brugger to speak at Lunch with a Leader

    Lunch with a Leader, presented by the League of Women Voters, will feature Steve Brugger, Acting Director of the Los Alamos County Community Development Department June 9.  
    The lunch will be at Central Avenue Grill at 11:45 a.m. It’s the last Lunch with a Leader until September.
    Brugger has an undergraduate degree in economics and a masters degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His background in planning, real estate economics and land development in the private and public sectors makes him uniquely qualified for his current position.

  • Be There 06-02-11

    Today
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Almost Famous,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Tron, Legacy,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.
    Saturday

  • Sardinas, Big Motor bring blues style to LA Concert Series

    Eric Sardinas and his band, Big Motor, return to Los Alamos Friday for a gig at Ashley Pond as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.
    Sardinas is known for his hard-and-fast blues and rock. He appeared in 2010 at the Holiday Inn Express.
    For those that like the blues and blues musicians such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winter, JB Hutto or Hound Dog Taylor, this show will be right up their alley.

  • Basketball: O’Neal tweets of his upcoming retirement

    BOSTON (AP) — He was a prolific producer of rebounds and record albums. And nicknames, too, as if at 7-foot-1 and 350 pounds he was too big for the simple “Shaq” that made him an instantly recognizable, one-name star in all of his endeavors.
    Shaquille O’Neal had more than 28,000 points and almost 4 million Twitter followers. He appeared in six NBA finals, three times as the MVP.
    A 15-time All-Star, four-time champion and the 2000 NBA Most Valuable Player, the 39-year-old O’Neal announced his retirement on Twitter on Wednesday after spending most of his 19th season on the Boston Celtics bench, in street clothes because of leg injuries.

  • Topes Notes 06-02-11

    Isotopes blasted by Redbirds

    In what’s quickly turning into a rough road trip, the Albuquerque Isotopes were roughed up by the Memphis Redbirds Wednesday.
    The Redbirds scored five runs in the first two innings, knocking around Isotopes starter John Ely early as they pounded the ‘Topes 11-1 in Memphis.
    The loss was the third straight and fifth in sixth games for the Isotopes (28-24), who suffered their most lopsided loss of the season. The Isotopes are 1-5 on the current road trip and still have six more away games before returning to Albuquerque June 9.
    Albuquerque’s lone run came in the fifth when Trent Oeltjen led off with a solo home run.

  • Sports update 06-02-11

    Tour de Los Alamos returns June 19

    The Roadrunners Cycling Club will host the 39th annual Tour de Los Alamos June 19.
    The Tour de Los Alamos is a road cycling race for men, women and juniors. The race consists of several distance categories for cyclists of different abilities.
    Price for participation is $25 prior to the day of the race, $45 on race day. All cyclists must have a USA Cycling license and an approved helmet.
    For more information or to register, visit tourdelosalamos.org.

    PPWC hosting Butterfly Run

  • Multi-Sport: Sena, Sponagle win at Atomic Man

    Richard Sena and Elizabeth Sponagle held off two tough challengers to win the Fat Man event of the Atomic Man Duathlon.
    The Atomic Man, which was held last month, is a run-bike-run multi-sport event sponsored by the Los Alamos Triatomics. The Atomic Man features two race categories, the Little Boy and the Fat Man.
    The Fat Man featured a 10-kilimoter run, 40-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run. The Little Boy consisted of a 4K run, 15K bike and 4K run.
    In all, 105 participants finished the race, which starts in White Rock and winds along NM 4 through Bandelier National Monument and back again.

  • Romney: 'Barack Obama has failed America'--video extra

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney is opening his first formal day as a 2012 Republican presidential candidate by pitching himself as the one to heal the economy and issuing a direct challenge to the man he wants to replace: "Barack Obama has failed America," he says.

    In excerpts released ahead of his formal kick-off speech Thursday, Romney homes in on the economic woes that are frustrating voters: a lack of jobs, persistent foreclosures and runaway spending in Washington.