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Today's News

  • Top 10 Movies 10-27-11

    1.  “Paranormal Activity,” weekend gross,  $54 million
    2.  “Real Steel,”  weekend gross, $11.3 million
    3.  “Footloose, $10.8 million
    4.  “The Three Musketeers” $8.8  million
    5. “The Ides of March,” weekend gross,  $4.9 million
    6.  “Dolphin Tale,” weekend gross, $4.2 million
    7.   “Moneyball,” weekend gross, $4 million

    8.  “Johnny English Reborn,” weekend gross, $3.8 million

    9.  “The Thing,” weekend gross, $3.1 million

    10.  “50/50,” $2.8 million

    Source: www.the-movie-times.com

  • Will Ferrell wins nation's top humor prize

    WASHINGTON — Will Ferrell, who refined his impersonation of President George W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live” and later took his presidential act to Broadway, was awarded the nation’s top humor prize Sunday night.
    The TV star went on to make movies and co-found the popular website FunnyorDie.com in a career that won the 44-year-old the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
    It was the Bush impression, though, that might have made the Washington crowd laugh — and cringe — the hardest Sunday.

  • Treat yourself to arts and crafts

    This weekend, while the kids recover from collecting sugary sweets at Trick or Treat on MainStreet, adults can treat themselves to fat-free arts and crafts at the 34th annual Fuller Lodge Art Center “Gateway to the Holidays” arts and crafts fair.
    The Parish Hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church will be filled with artists and their work, from jewelry and potholders to angels and Santas. The fair offers just enough for a wide spectrum of choices, without the confusion of too much to digest in one visit.
    Art lovers can pick up a handmade basket from retired Los Alamos High School teacher Ronnie Moss and continue through the hall to fill it with gifts for everyone they know, as well as things for their own homes.

  • Dixon Studio Tour celebrates 30 years

    Visit www.dixonarts.org  and click on “tour map.” It’ll be easy to understand why the Dixon Studio Tour is considered by many to be one of the best New Mexican studio tours.
    It’s all there … drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, weavings, baskets, pottery, glassworks, photography, digital work, tin mirror frames, fresh apple cider, dance, music  and poetry. And to top it off, the tour also features two award winning wineries, a brewery, a café and two public mercados.  Altogether there are 40 artists and 17 businesses participating in this year’s tour, which will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6.  
    This year, the Dixon Studio Tour introduces five new members:

  • A Frightfully Good Time

    The Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos MainStreet and Bradbury Science Museum, along with downtown Los Alamos businesses are gearing up for Friday’s Trick or Treat on MainStreet events.
    On Friday, an estimated 3,000 children will gather downtown for the annual event. This year, however the hours have changed and will be from 4-6:30 p.m.
    More than 50 local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up booths along Central Avenue to give out treats to local trick-or-treaters. There will also be a dance performance by New Mexico Dance Theater and a Hallowiener parade at 5:30 p.m., during which Dachshunds are paraded down Central Avenue in costume.

  • Rina weakens after Cancun area resorts empty

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Rina weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after many tourists had already abandoned Cancun and other Caribbean resorts ahead of what once threatened to be a Category 3 storm.

    Rina was forecast to be near or over Mexico's most popular tourist destinations of Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya later Thursday or early Friday before curving back out to sea. Additional weakening is forecast in the next 48 hours.

    In Playa del Carmen, the closest spot where Rina will sweep through, people were walking on the street while the sky was still clear on Thursday.

  • Jackson doctor's defense case drawing to a close

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The defense of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will shift Thursday away from personality to the science that his attorneys hope will prevent the physician from being convicted.

    The final witnesses testifying for Dr. Conrad Murray will be fellow doctors, one an expert in addiction and the other in the powerful anesthetic that the Houston-based cardiologist was giving Jackson as a sleep aid.

  • Accidents wreak havoc on Wednesday commute

    Accidents on eastbound N.M. 502 and northbound N.M. 4 brought rush hour traffic to a standstill Wednesday afternoon.

    N.M. 502 traffic was backed up nearly to 15th Street. Northbound traffic on N.M. 4 was stopped beyond White Rock. Commuters faced delays of 40 minutes to more than an hour.

    During the 5–6 p.m. peak, it took a half hour to move from 15th Street to DP Road.

    As of 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, officers on the scene had not finalized their investigations, but Cpl. Doug Ehler of the Los Alamos Police Department provided preliminary reports, but rain-slick streets may have been a contributing factor.

  • Be There 10-26-11

    Thursday
    The Authors Speak Series presents, E.B. Held: The Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

     Fall Gardening class from 7-9 p.m. at PEEC, led by Martha Davis. Learn what to do now to prepare your garden for the spring. $20 or $18 for members. Register in advance at www.PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Running for Fun

    The Los Alamos High School cross country team sponsored an elementary run Friday. Students of various ages participated in the run.