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Today's News

  • Some 401(k) advice

     In the past, many people stayed at one job, or at least one company, for almost their entire working lives. When they retired, they could typically count on a pension, the value of which was based on their years of service and earnings.
    But today, workers can expect to hold several different jobs in their lifetime, and to a great extent, pensions have been replaced by 401(k) plans, which place much of the funding responsibility on employees. So, assuming you will change jobs at some point, and you do have a 401(k), what should you do with it?
    Here are your basic choices:

  • How to change dumb laws

    SANTA FE — What do we do with dumb laws? There are so many on the books. Do we ignore them? Challenge them? Change them?
    The problem with changing dumb laws is that they were created to solve touchy problems So messing with them ventures into sometimes sacred territory.
    The latest example in New Mexico involves voter registration. Some yahoo with a cause registered his dog to vote. Nothing original with that stunt. We read about it in the papers every so often. The media treats it as a humorous prank. Nothing is said about consequences for the prankster or tightening of registration laws.

  • Sports Update 03-29-12

    Rugby match is Saturday

    The Los Alamos boys rugby team will host a home match Saturday.
    The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Admission is free.
    Los Alamos is going into the match, against St. Pius X, off a 22-7 victory over Las Cruces. Mateo Cardiel, Isaac Koh and McKay Parkinson scored tris in the match and Parkinson also had a conversion.

    Roadrunners’ season starts April 3

  • Big 5th inning lifts LA to district win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team broke open a tight ballgame with a big rally in the fifth inning and capped off Wednesday’s contest with a big sixth inning.
    After falling behind 5-4 Wednesday at Santa Fe, Los Alamos pushed 13 runs across the plate in the next two innings to win 17-5 in a key District 2-4A contest.
    After struggling to get its offense going against a talented eighth grade pitcher, Alex Russell, Los Alamos strung together several base hits in the fifth inning. Those hits, combined with Santa Fe’s defensive miscues — following a nearly flawless first four innings — put the Hilltoppers up 11-5.

  • Toppers pummel Santa Fe's Demons

    SANTA FE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team wasted no time jumping all over the Santa Fe Demon pitching staff Wednesday.
    Los Alamos pounded out seven hits in the top of the first Wednesday, pushing eight runs across the plate in the inning, setting the tone for a District 2-4A rout.
    The Hilltoppers finished with 14 hits in three innings as they closed out the Demons in the minimum five innings, winning 17-0. The victory improved the Hilltoppers 2-4A mark to 3-0.
    Currently, Los Alamos is sitting atop the district standings and can put some separation between itself and the other four 2-4A teams with a good showing at home this weekend.

  • Off the Hill 03-29-12

    Art openings

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts announces a video installation and exhibition of prints by Santa Fe artist Mitchell Marti. Also showing are works that reflect Baltimore artist Soledad Salameé’s passion for the Earth’s natural resources. The shows open April 27 and continues through May 18. The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery, 435 S. Guadalupe St.
    Benefits

    2012 Music on the Hill Concert Series Benefit will be at 6 p.m. April 3 at Il Piatto, 95 W. Marcy St. Il Piatto will donate 20 percent of the evening’s restaurant sales to benefit 2012 Music on the Hill.

    Book sales

  • Best Sellers 03-29-12

    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.

  • Top 10 Singles 03-29-12

    1. We Are Young, fun.

    2. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

    3. Glad You Came, The Wanted
    4. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

    5. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    6. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    7. Turn Me On, David Guetta
    8. Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
    9. Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
    10. Part of Me, Katy Perry
     

  • Cameron pilots plans for 3-D film about ocean dive

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Cameron will be one of the stars of his next big-screen adventure, a chronicle of the expedition on which he has made record-setting ocean dives.
    Cameron said he plans a TV special for National Geographic and a 3-D theatrical release on the Deepsea Challenger missions, which included his seven-mile descent to the ocean’s deepest point in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific. It was the deepest solo dive ever, surpassing the five-mile descent he made a few weeks earlier.

  • This week on PAC-8, March 30-April 5

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, March 30, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (3-27-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society- “Los Alamos and the Cold War”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, March 31, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, April 1, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom