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  • Assets in Action: Focusing on the religious community

    The Asset category of focus this week is number 19, religious community.
    This is when a young person spends one hour or more per week in activities in a religious institution.
    Just in case the word religion turns you off, hold on a minute.
    The beauty is the folks at the Search Institute also look at religion defined as being spiritual.
    If the topic interests you, you can visit Search–Institute.org and type “spirituality” in the search box.
    The link will provide opportunities to look at the current generation vs. baby boomers and view information on everything from spirituality measures to psychological personality measures.

  • Water schemes, state themes

    In New Mexico, like that trick of light that makes a highway look wet when it’s not, things are not always as they seem.
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the State Engineer’s denial of an application to pump an ocean of water from western Catron County because it was “vague, over broad, lacked specificity, and the effects of granting it cannot reasonably be evaluated.”
    I now learn that two of the contractors, including a hydrologist who won an Ethics in Business award, have recently quit the project, and reportedly there were issues about getting paid. Apparently, the project has two sets of professionals, an arrangement that would support consensus unless the land owner is shopping for opinions.

  • Lab potential conflict should be eliminated


    Concerning your article “Watchdog group assails lab salary spike” I think LANL’s response is disingenuous. The Lab says:
    “The majority of the figure reported [i.e., the LANL Director’s $1 million annual compensation] under DOE stimulus funding guidelines is an increase in pension value. Also included are salary, life insurance, health benefits, and other total compensation,” lab spokesman Fred DeSousa said.
     “The portion of the director’s annual salary reimbursable by the government is about 35 percent of the reported figure and is comparable to previous director salaries, adjusted for inflation.”

  • Topes Notes 04-24-12

    Albuquerque wins seventh straight

     

    The red-hot Albuquerque Isotopes posted their seventh consecutive victory Monday, scoring two runs in the seventh to top the Oklahoma City RedHawks 3-2.

    Center fielder Elian Herrera smacked a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to put the Isotopes up and ultimately give them the win on the road.

    Will Savage threw six innings and gave up just two earned runs, raising his record to a spotless 4-0 (2.41 ERA). Scott Rice earned the save (4).

  • LA girls take third at Santa Fe golf invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team placed third at the Santa Fe High School Invitational Monday.
    Los Alamos finished with a score of 425 strokes to take third place at the tournament. Unfortunately, the score wasn’t enough to earn the Hilltoppers a state tournament qualifying leg, meaning the Hilltoppers won’t be represented in the postseason this year.
    Also, just missing out on an individual qualifying leg was Emma Haines. Haines shot a 97, two strokes over the qualifying score. It was the third tournament of the season that Haines missed out on a leg by two shots or less.
    In the boys competition, the Hilltoppers took fifth place, firing a 384.

  • LA earns 8-1 victory over Demons Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team easily dispatched the Santa Fe Demons during Monday’s dual contest in Los Alamos.
    Los Alamos won five of six singles contests and swept the doubles matches to take an 8-1 decision. The win comes just days before the Hilltoppers and Demons will take part in the District 2-4A championship tournament.
    The Hilltoppers gave up just 10 games in singles play to the Demons. Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff at No. 2 and Colleen Fitzsimmons at No. 3 lost just one game between them Monday.
    The closest-contested match of the day, at No. 3 doubles, saw Emily Funsten/Gwynn Cunningham of Los Alamos escape with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 victory. No other match went beyond two sets.

  • Topper results from Harper Memorial track meet

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the Richard A. Harper Memorial Invitational:

    Girls

    Team scores
    1. Eldorado, 79; 2. La Cueva, 69; 3. Los Alamos, 64; 4. Los Lunas, 60; 5. Del Norte, 38; 6. Cibola, 29; 7. Volcano Vista, 27; 8. Valencia, 25; 9. Sandia Prep, 20; 10. Rio Rancho, 16; 11. Albuquerque Academy, 13; 12. Valley, 7; 13. Santa Fe, 6; 14. Manzano, 1; Atrisco Heritage, Capital, Highland, Sandia, West Mesa, no score.

    3200 meters
    5. Teresa Sandoval, 12:07.47; Mikalya Pulliam, 12:29.77; Liz Turner, 12:30.74.

    800 meters
    2. Jennifer Mooday, 2:22:36; Jordan Parker, 2:44.96.

    100 hurdles
    5. Laura Wendelberger, 16.01; Chelsea Chalacombe, 16.92.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 24th
  • VIDEO: 'Broad Search' for Ariz. Missing Girl

    Authorities in Arizona say they are doing a broad search on the ground for missing six-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis. She was discovered missing Saturday morning. For now, her family is being kept away from their Tucson home.

  • VIDEO: With Perplexed Looks, University Employs Goats

    University of Georgia graduate student develops goat-grazing program to rid invasive plants from the heart of campus.