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Today's News

  • News for Retirees 10-07-12

    Oct. 7-13
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    BESC closed in observance of Columbus Day
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish (lemon pepper cod)
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken and noodles
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café
    1:15 p.m.    Alzheimer’s support
    1:30 p.m.    Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:45     a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked ham
    1:30 p.m.    Tap dancing
    2 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m.    Chess

  • People in the News 10-07-12

    Sigma Alpha Lambda announces that Danielle Frybarger of Los Alamos has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at New Mexico State University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership that honors organizations dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement. Frybarger is a sophomore at NMSU, studying criminal justice. She is the daughter of Sherri and Allen Sherwood and Tim Frybarger.

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    Patricia Rogers, a realtor from Los Alamos and Albuquerque, was honored as recipient of the Realtors Association of New Mexico’s highest honor — being named 2012 Realtor of the Year.
    Rogers received the award during ceremonies at the RANM Celebration Luncheon, part of RANM’s Annual Fall Conference, Sept. 14 at the Albuquerque Marriott.
    The RANM Realtor of the Year is awarded annually to an outstanding leader who has committed time, talent, and expertise to the realtor organization, their community and to furthering the real estate profession.
    Rogers began her career in Los Alamos in 1978. As a member of the Los Alamos Board of Realtors, she served as a director, treasurer, president-elect and president. Her service to RANM began as a volunteer lobbyist. Rogers worked at the Roundhouse, lobbying for Realtor issues.

  • Herbal remedies class at PEEC

    Learn about herbal remedies for children from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    Kristi Beguin, an experienced herbalist, will give a talk on how to use herbal medicines to treat common childhood illnesses and enhance children’s immunity.
    Participants in the class will learn how they can be in charge of their family’s health and wellness concerns using common herbal remedies.
    They’ll also learn to tune in to their intuition about health and wellness and learn how to quickly respond to those childhood “owies.”
    Finally, Beguin will teach participants how to prevent or shorten the duration of illnesses and ways to strengthen immunity through foods and simple remedies.
    Beguin is a scientist, an environmental consultant and expert herbalist.
    She has practiced and honed her skills through outdoor activities, martial arts, writing and making medicines.
    Her medical applications incorporate Western herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and flower essence therapy.
    Many parents and caregivers consider alternative medications to maintain their children’s good health and treat illnesses.
    Learn more about herbal remedies for children.
    The cost is $17.50 for members and $22 for non-members.

  • Fall Festival is right around the corner

    It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning, there is a chill in the air and autumn is officially here. Once again, Piñon Elementary will join forces with Chamisa Elementary for the Second Annual White Rock Fall Festival.
    Events will be at Piñon Elementary School, 90 Grand Canyon Dr., White Rock, Oct. 13. Crafts are open to the public at 9 a.m.; the carnival starts at 10 a.m. All events end at 2 p.m.
    Piñon will sell pumpkins and baked goods and have a variety of games. There will be games and prizes, a pie contest, local food vendors, bouncy houses, face and pumpkin painting and more. Tickets will be available for purchase. Attendees may purchase four tickets for $1.
    Those who attend may also decide to shop for their holiday gift needs. A variety of wares will be available at the Arts and Crafts Fair including jewelry, Scentsy candles, fashion and clothing, children’s items, decorative silverware and baskets and photography.

  • Word on the Street 10-07-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Owen Bradbury-Aranda asked students, “Which candidate do you think should win this year’s
    election?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 10-07-12
  • Marilyn Manson brings listeners hell on Earth

    Humans have always been fascinated with the mythology of heaven and hell and whether there is life after death.
    One doesn’t need to look too far to find a piece of hell on Earth. We’re not talking about a hot place with a horned red guy wielding a pitchfork, but instead a shock rock group that would make Lucifer himself shiver.
    Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, has been shocking audiences with blood, mutilation and a commanding stage presence for almost 25 years.
    “Born Villain” is the eighth full-length studio album from Manson and perhaps one of the best to date.
    Manson has not been without his share of issues, however. After the release of 1998’s “Mechanical Animals,” Manson’s music and lyrical content lost the edginess that made him infamous.
    After numerous albums that weren’t as popular as the earlier ones, “Born Villain,” which he began recording in 2009, breathed life back into the band. Released May 1, 2012, the album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, and sold more than 38,000 copies in its first week.
    This album is for the faithful Manson fans that liked the pre-“Mechanical Animals” era.  He shied away from the computers and studio effects that were heavily used in previous studio albums.

  • A new responsibility for students

    Teenagers tend to associate the month of November with cold temperatures, Thanksgiving, hot cocoa and cuddling by fireplaces.
    But how often do the words “presidential election” pop into teens’ minds at the mention of November? And do they even care?
    Some students 18 and older may have already decided to participate in next month’s elections.
    Yet, there are probably many teenagers that have reached the voting age that are unsure about voting.
    “Why even vote?” “How can I do so?” and “When do I register?” are all questions asked by those hesitant to go to the polls because they are not informed about the election process.
    For the most part, adolescents live in a bubble. If their parents vote, they help make decisions for the United States by doing so. At the age of 18, though, the bubble pops and young adults are left with the responsibility to cast their own vote. While some teens are eager to exercise their right as an American, others ask, “Why should I vote?
    According to Michael Montaño, a government teacher at Los Alamos High School, “Most of the decisions made today are going to have the longest impact on (teenagers).” In other words, young adults that vote are taking their future into their own hands.

  • Wilson: Abandoned by GOP?

     In recent weeks, national Republican officials have delivered what were widely interpreted as back-to-back blows to former GOP Congresswoman Heather Wilson’s bid for the Senate seat being vacated by longtime Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring in January.
    First the Republican Senatorial Committee announced that it was reclaiming $3 million it had earmarked for Wilson’s race against her Democratic rival, Dist. 1 Congressman Martin Heinrich.
    Then, insult to injury, the Republican National Committee let it be known that three top RNC staffers who had been working in New Mexico on behalf of the party’s candidates preliminary to the general election were being transferred to Nevada and/or Colorado.
     To hardened political observers, the message seemed clear: National Republicans were cutting their losses in New Mexico and transferring resources to other states where their odds look better.
    It’s a cynical business, politics, and with most polls showing Wilson not doing all that well this time around that could be exactly what we have going on here.
    But if that is the game being played by national GOP Pooh Bahs, the former congresswoman was apparently not told about it because she continues to shell out money sufficient to fill our television screens with campaign commercials

  • LA volleyball falls to Academy, faces Santa Fe tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team was thumped in the opening set of its road match Thursday night at Albuquerque Academy.

    The Hilltoppers would stick much closer with Academy’s Chargers the rest of the way, but would still go on to lose in three sets.

    The Chargers held on in the second and third sets to win 25-7, 25-23, 25-21.

    Thursday’s loss snapped a two-game win streak for the Hilltoppers, who swept both Moriarty and Bernalillo. However, the Hilltoppers (6-5) are just 2-3 in their last five outings.

    Academy’s Stephanie Sun had 15 spike kills to lead the Chargers (8-4) to their sixth win in seven contests. Andi Lowe finished with 9 spike kills.

    Los Alamos will take on Santa Fe (5-8) in its second District 2-4A match of the season tonight. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

    Santa Fe lost a tight 3-2 decision at Española Valley (7-5, 1-0) to open district play Wednesday.