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Today's News

  • Economy likely creating some jobs, but not enough

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies likely added a small number of jobs last month, but hardly enough to bring much relief to the nation's 15 million unemployed.

    On Friday, the Labor Department will issue the final monthly jobs report before the midterm congressional elections. The report is likely to leave President Barack Obama in a precarious position: Democratic members of Congress will face voters with unemployment likely above 9.5 percent.

  • Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for using nonviolence to demand fundamental human rights in his homeland. The award ignited a furious response from China, which accused the Norwegian Nobel Committee of violating its own principles by honoring "a criminal."

  • Sides in Mideast talks hope stalemate can be broken

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials are hopeful they can break an impasse that has threatened to kill new U.S.-brokered Mideast peace talks before they really begin.

    A U.S. official close to the negotiations said Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems likely to cut a deal to keep the talks going. Palestinian officials said much the same, and Israeli officials said Netanyahu does not want talks to founder.

  • White House defends waivers from new health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended granting waivers to some employers from a key provision of the new health care law, saying it was the best way to keep people insured until the law fully takes effect.

    At issue is a new requirement banning annual caps on benefits, which began phasing in last month. Many employers and insurers that offer low-cost, low-benefit insurance plans known as "mini-med" plans would not have been able to comply with the new requirement without raising monthly premiums to virtually unaffordable levels.

  • Voters just want a change

    Susana and Obama. They almost rhyme. And they are alike in other ways. We don’t know much about them and they are both minorities, which usually makes it more difficult to win.
    But there is a certain magic about them. That magic propelled Barack Obama to a rather amazing election victory two years ago and it is giving Susana Martinez a big boost in this year’s gubernatorial contest.

  • Remember a loved one

    As a way to honor the lives of those who have passed away in the last year, Odyssey Hospice hosts an Annual Day of Remembrance from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe.
    This is a non-religious, (though spiritual), memorial with the primary focus reading the names of loved ones.  
    Community names are incorporated upon request.The event is free for New Mexico residents.
    Their campus includes an outdoor meditation labyrinth, which participants are encouraged to walk prior to the memorial.

  • Gently used instruments needed

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is again accepting donations of gently used wind instruments for use in the LAPS music program.
    Over 15 instruments were donated last year to fifth-12th grade students.  
    It is important that the instruments be in working order, or in need of only minor repair. Donations can be dropped off at the LAPS Foundation office located at 1900 Diamond Drive (in the Pueblo Complex) between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
    Donors will be asked to fill out a short form in order to receive a tax receipt through the mail.  

  • Little Forest Playschool to hold resale

    The Little Forest Playschool annual Fall Resale will be from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
     “The Resale is a big tradition in Los Alamos,” Executive Director Jennifer Morrison said. “We count on it to help support many of our programs.”
    The Resale has been a regular, semi-annual fundraiser for Little Forest Playschool for more than 20 years, Morrison said.

  • Be There 10-07-10

    Today
    The October meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will begin with a program on preserving the fruits of the garden (and the vegetables) by freezing and canning, given by Paula Sanchez, Los Alamos County agent.  Sanchez will follow this with a question and answer session. This program is open to the public. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall. A business meeting will follow the program.

    The Mesa Public Library free film series continues with “Spanglish,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms.

  • Update 10-07-10

    Library Board to hold meeting

    The Los Alamos County Library Board will host a special meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at White Rock Town Hall. A possible quorum of the library board will attend the capital improvement projects evaluation and oversight committee’s public hearing on the proposed White Rock Civic Complex.

    TAG meeting
    The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Mesa Public Library.

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