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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Floating Christmas Tree Shines in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro's floating Christmas tree was inaugurated on Saturday, with a concert and fireworks show that lit up the city's lagoon. At 280-feet tall, it holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest floating Christmas tree.

  • College FB: How the AP Top 25 Fared--see VIDEO

    No. 1 LSU (12-0) beat No. 3 Arkansas 41-17, Friday. Next: vs. No. 13 Georgia, SEC championship, Saturday.

    No. 2 Alabama (11-1) beat Auburn 42-14. Next: TBD.

    No. 3 Arkansas (10-2) lost to No. 1 LSU 41-17, Friday. Next: TBD.

    No. 4 Stanford (11-1) beat No. 22 Notre Dame 28-14. Next: TBD.

    No. 5 Oklahoma State (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 12 Oklahoma, Saturday.

    No. 6 Virginia Tech (11-1) beat No. 24 Virginia 38-0. Next: vs. No. 18 Clemson, ACC championship, Saturday.

    No. 7 Boise State (10-1) beat Wyoming 36-14. Next: vs. New Mexico, Saturday.

    No. 8 Houston (12-0) beat Tulsa 48-16, Friday. Next: vs. Southern Miss, CUSA championship, Saturday.

  • Word on the Street 11-27-11

    Los Alamos High School senior Madalina Ciuca asked fellow students, “What are you grateful for this year?”

  • Fashion Maven: Get to know the latest trend

    Knowing what the latest fall garment is might come as a surprise, but it will be a staple of your wardrobe. Let me give you some hints: It’s warm, it’s roomy, it’s comfortable — that’s right, it’s the cape.
    No, I don’t mean Superman capes that drag on the floor. I mean velvet, felt or knitted capes that come to the hip or mid-thigh. They close in the front, often with large buttons and many are styled after trench coats, but they do not have sleeves. Instead, they have armholes, slits on the sides or no armholes at all.

  • Travel to the Kingdom of Sweets

    You know Christmas is around the corner when “The Nutcracker” performances are approaching.
    Coming to Duane Smith Auditorium at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4, the 2011 “Nutcracker” promises to be different than previous performances.
    Under the direction of Christin Severini and Valerie Silks, the revamped “Nutcracker” features new costumes and choreography.
    With the help of prop volunteers, new set pieces are added on a yearly basis as well. Not only do “Nutcracker” performances vary from year to year, but also from day to day.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 11-27-11

    Nov. 28-Dec. 2

    Monday — Ping pong tournament
    Tuesday —Group collage
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Decorate for birthday board
    Friday —   Snowball relay race
     
    All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge. The centers are located at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (Piñon Park).

  • News for Retirees 11-27-11

    Nov. 27-Dec. 3
    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
    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Pepperoni pizza
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • Animal Shelter 11-27-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

    Baby — Young spayed female GSD-mix. Very friendly. Loves the dog park.

    Buddy —Another youg neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • Air rifle teams takes first place

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC air rifle team members display the first place trophy, which the precision team won at the Duke City Cup match Nov. 19.
    Members of the winning team were Jodi Cull-Host, Cory Aslin, Tessa Snyder and Noah Marriott. The team said they were happy for the win over rivals Manzano, West Mesa and Eldorado. Individually, Cull-Host finished second, Aslin finished fifth and Snyder 10th.
    The trio qualified and fired in the daily top eight finals match. The Duke City Cup Match was a match where the top 10 percent of the finishers qualify for points to become a distinguished three-position air rifle shooter.
    More than 200 shooters from New Mexico and Texas JROTC and 4H programs participated in the event.

  • Crèches from around the world

    The 18th annual Crèches from Around the World, an exhibit featuring hundreds of nativity sets, will be from 1-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3 at 1967 18th St., just off Sage and 15th Street.
    The event is part of Los Alamos Winterfest week and is sponsored by The Los Alamos Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.
    The show features crèches from approximately 50 countries. They are made from several materials, including bone, ceramic, fabric, stone, wood and rare materials.