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  • ´Topper teams host meet at Walkup Center

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams will be at home for the first time of the 2011-12 season Friday and Saturday.
    Los Alamos will host 15 other teams for its December Invitational. The meet will be at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Diving is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday and swimming will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
    Along with Los Alamos, teams from Farmington, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho and as far away as Gallup and Socorro are expected.
    This is the Hilltoppers’ second scheduled meet of the season. They participated in the Barney Relays two weeks ago, taking third in both the boys and girls competition.

  • Amy Neal named 4A Player of the Year

    Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer player Amy Neal was named the 2011 Class 4A Player of the Year by NMSoccer.com.
    Neal, the top-scoring player in 4A this season, was given the honor following the state playoffs. Neal led Los Alamos to a district title and a trip to the state playoff semifinals before the Hilltoppers were knocked out by eventual champion Albuquerque Academy.
    In 2011, Neal, a junior, finished with 33 goals, which led Class 4A and trailed only three other players in the entire state. She also had 19 assists – second in 4A behind only Academy’s MacKenzie Miller – to finish with 85 total points, 14 points better than Caroline Growney of Academy.

  • Give Congress a timeout

    Maybe you weren’t amused by all the snarky comments about candidate Rick Perry’s memory lapse.
    Anybody over a certain age has experienced those mental misfires.
    We can usually laugh them off unless we happen to be on national television as a candidate for president.
    Focus instead on what the man intended to say.
    To cut the deficit, Perry would eliminate the Education Department, the Commerce Department, and the Energy Department.
    The Energy Department? Ack!
    The DOE may not be a model of bureaucratic efficiency, but in fiscal 2010, the department spent $4.1 billion in New Mexico, more than it spent in any other state.
    Perry might as well have said, No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus.

  • Community newspapers find meaning, make money

    Professionally I grew up with newspapers, though not the dominant daily in the large market. (“Large” markets for me mean Oklahoma City and Albuquerque.)
    I only worked for the big guy once, a brief stint with the Daily Oklahoman. My experience started with the old Albuquerque News, a weekly shopper with real editorial content. For the publishing company I started as janitor and served in production, sales and administration.
    My affection goes to community newspapers, which is fortunate since community newspapers print this column. Fellow columnist Sherry Robinson and I believe that community papers have a valuable role doing things too small scale to interest the big papers.

  • Out and About 12-01-11

    Art openings

    An opening reception for “Continuum” by Michael Levin will be from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 4.

    Arts and crafts fairs

    The 23rd annual Winter Spanish Market will be Friday-Sunday at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe.

    The 11th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market will be from 1-8 p.m. Dec. 9; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Among the works exhibited will be various types of modern media including: painting, sculptures, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission is free.

  • Best Sellers 12-01-11

    1. “White Tiger,” Aravind Adiga
    2. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever,” Jeff Kinney
    3. “Inheritance,” Christopher Paolini
    4. “Coffin Man,” James D. Doss*
    5. “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins
    6. “Six Easy Pieces,” Richard Feynman
    7. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes
    8. “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau,” Sharon Snyder*
    9. “Heaven is for Real,” Todd Burpo
    10. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*

    * Denotes a local or regional author

  • Top 10 Singles 12-01-11

    1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    3. Someone Like You, Adele
    4. Without You, David Guetta

    5. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars

    6. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    7. Good Feeling, Flo Rida
    8. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes
    9. Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
    10. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry

     

  • This week on PAC-8, Dec. 2-8

    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, December 2, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (11-08-11)
    02:30 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer – Breast Cancer Update
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “At Home on the Slopes of the Mountains”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, December 3, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 12-01-11

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Los Alamos

    Café Sushi, 3801 Arkansas Ave.
    Date inspected: Nov. 29
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    El Parasol, 1903 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: Nov. 29
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — cutting boards needs to be replaced. Grooves are too deep. Must be able to clean properly and contact surface needs to be smooth.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.
    Date inspected: Nov. 17, pre-opening

  • Next legal step uncertain for O’Keeffe art

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fisk University’s decade-long quest to generate cash from a 101-piece art collection donated by the late painter Georgia O’Keeffe is one step closer to fruition.
    But it is unclear how quickly the historically black university in Nashville will be able to complete a $30 million deal to sell a 50 percent stake in the collection to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark.
    Under the agreement, the artworks including O’Keefe’s own 1927 oil painting “Radiator Building — Night, New York” — would move between Fisk and the Arkansas museum every two years.