Today's News

  • Word on the Street 04-15-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and high school senior Ada Ciuca asked students, “What should the 2013 prom theme be?”

  • Ask Alex: What are the best pets?

    What is the best animal to have as a pet?

    This is a valid question. Asking any person on the street will only result in biased opinions and stories about the time they got rabies from the kind of pet they hate. I, on the other hand, will supply you with truth, justice and the rabies vaccine.
    Pets are a great addition to any home that needs just a little more life. No curtain color or carpet  pattern will bring as much life to your house as a pet will. They are living, breathing creatures.

  • ‘The Hunger Games’ pulls the audience in

    Reporter’s note: This review’s intended audience is the people who aren’t familiar with the story, so there will be a lot of “no duh” moments for series veterans

    What I liked: Each district and city sets its own mood; feels like you’re in Panem with the characters; tension skyrockets when the characters step into the arena for the first time.

    What I didn’t like: Any problems are too small be significant.

  • An inside look at Team 4153

    On Pi Day, a team of 12 high school students, their mentors and a handful of parent chaperones boarded a charter bus.
    Over the next three days, they would finally get to test their skills against other teams, to the cheers of an audience of hundreds.
    They are no ordinary team. They are the FIRST Robotics Competition team 4153, aka Project Y.
    FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Corporation, in 1989.
    In his words, the mission of FIRST is “to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

  • Animal Shelter 04-15-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Save the date. At 9 a.m. April 28 the Dog Jog to benefit Friends of the Shelter will kick off. For more information or an entry form, visit lafos.org/dogjog.

    Rocky — Three-year-old neutered Pug/Boston Terrier-mix. Brindle color and crate-trained.
    Shadow — This energetic, young, spayed female Pit-cross has responded remarkably well to training. Call 505-433-8617 for more information.

  • News for Retirees 04-15-12

    April 15-21
    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

    2 p.m.    Living Treasures ceremony
    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked fish (tilapia)
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Finney to sign copies of ‘Fire Gate Poems’ April 19

    Henry C. Finney will read from and sign his book of poetry, “Fire Gate Poems,” at 6 p.m. April 19 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café. Tickets, $15, which includes a book, sweets and a drink, are available at Otowi Station Bookstore or at the door for $20.
    Trained in sociology and the fine arts, Finney explained how he came to poetry. “It began during college, when the impulse seemed always to arise from a strong surge of emotion or aesthetic feeling about something,” he said.

  • LAMC offers free presentation

    Dr. Eric Bernstein of New Mexico Cancer Care, at Los Alamos Medical Center, will offer a free presentation on the topic of lymphoma April 19.
    Los Alamos Home Economist, Paula Roybal Sanchez, of Los Alamos Cooperative Extension joined the Council on Cancer in March of 2009 and currently chairs the council.
    “I’m always looking at ways to network and expand education efforts to more members of our community, thus improving the quality of life of our residents,” Roybal Sanchez said.
    “Both the LACC and the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service have a common goal of providing awareness and preventive education on health issues facing our community.”

  • ‘Shadowlands’

    “A serious, thought-provoking work of substance, quality and class … ‘Shadowlands’ speaks of this world as being a prelude for what will follow and how pain is the inverse of joy …” said Jeff Lyons of CBS Radio, describing the British play written by William Nicholson.
    Nicholson, a former BBC documentary film producer, has written several award-winning screenplays.
    His first work for the stage, “Shadowlands,” won the 1990 London Evening Standard Best Play Award. This script is the basis for the 1993 movie featuring Anthony Hopkins and Deborah Winger.
    “Shadowlands” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 21 at White Rock Baptist Church.
    Tickets are $8.

  • LA native’s film makes Reel Deal debut

    Drew Goddard was born and raised in Los Alamos and has made it big in Hollywood.
    On Friday night, residents got a chance to see Goddard’s major motion picture “Cabin in the Woods” at the Reel Deal Theater.
    The movie is rated R and considered to be a thriller. It stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchinson.
    The synopsis reads: “Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
    The movie has been in the works for years and it was delayed because of the MGM’s bankruptcy problems.