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  • Youth Activity Center schedule 03-04-12

    Monday — Shamrock pins
    Tuesday —Wee leprechaun
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Shamrock cap
    Friday — Kids choice arts and crafts

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.

    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Ask Alex: Why is the sky blue?

    You have to be joking. This question has to have been asked a little less than an infinite number of times.
    It belongs amidst inquiries such as, “What is two plus two?” and “How many fingers am I holding up?” Everyone on the planet but you knows why the sky is blue.
    Even babies know. Yes babies counted when I said “everyone.”
    Sure, babies have an entirely incorrect assumption that probably involves unicorns and applesauce, but I believe that they have the utmost certainty as to why the sky is blue.
    Teachers, guest speakers and more teachers assure us that there are no stupid questions.

  • ‘Dracula’ performance is enchanting

    Count Dracula chose the residents of Los Alamos as his next victims on Feb. 17. The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company brought the Transylvania terror to the Duane Smith Auditorium with “Dracula,” the ballet.
    The performance, adapted from the 1897 novel, “Dracula,” by Bram Stoker, was directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham and showcased two days of performances.
    The cast consisted primarily of high school teens and was supported by the younger, junior and apprentice members of the troop. Some adult guests contributed to the cast.
    The ballet was silent, so the actors communicated through their elaborate actions and dances. The exceptional concerto music contributed to the dramatic feel of the play.

  • Child, adolescent medicine

    As fascinating as they are to work with and even just be around, teens remain, in my mind, an enigma.
    It is simply it’s own reward to witness bright, young kids dive into the hormonal soup of puberty and find some way to flounder or swim across, forging unique identities and one day emerging as independent, young adults.
    One of the areas in the life of a teen that draws my attention the most is nutrition.
    Sleep, priority setting, reward-versus-risk behavior and self image are among others, but these can be addressed in future discussions.

  • Raw Video: Indiana Picks Up Pieces After Storm

    Emergency crews desperately search for survivors Saturday after a violent wave of Midwest and Southern storms flattened some rural communities and left behind a trail of destruction.

  • Japan leader points to disaster response failures

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister acknowledged Saturday the government failed in its response to last year's earthquake and tsunami, being too slow in relaying key information and believing too much in "a myth of safety" about nuclear power.

    "We can no longer make the excuse that what was unpredictable and outside our imagination has happened," Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said. "Crisis management requires us to imagine what may be outside our imagination."

    Noda was speaking to reporters at his official residence ahead of the anniversary of the March 11 disaster that killed nearly 20,000 people in northeastern Japan and set off the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

  • Leaders' trickling support for GOP candidates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After two months of voting, none of the Republican candidates for president is getting much support from the GOP leaders who could play an important role in determining the party's nominee for president.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has the most endorsements, but they're coming in more of a trickle than a waterfall.

    The Associated Press has polled 106 of the 117 superdelegates, members of the Republican National Committee who will automatically attend the party's national convention this summer and can support any candidate for president they choose, regardless of what happens in the nominating contests.

  • VIDEO: Death Toll Rises From Violent Storms

    A string of violent storms scratched away small towns in Indiana and cut off rural communities in Kentucky as an early-season tornado outbreak killed more than 30 people.

  • LA girls lose in opening round of state

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was bounced out in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night.

    Los Alamos trailed by 14 points after one half of play while the Grants Pirates cruised to a 62-44 victory in Grants.

    The Hilltoppers’ season is over. They finish with a mark of 12-16.

    It was a bad night Friday for all of four of District 2-4A’s entries into the tournament, including fifth-seeded Española Valley, which was stunned by 12th-seeded Miyamura, 45-36.

    Grants, the No. 1 overall seed, will advance to play Artesia, a 64-38 winner over District 2’s Santa Fe in the tournament quarterfinals.

    Special thanks to KRSN AM 1490 for help with this report.

  • VIDEO: Towns Destroyed, Dozens Killed by Deadly Storms

    Powerful storms leveled small towns in southern Indiana, transforming entire blocks of homes into piles of debris, killing more than two dozen and causing destruction so severe it was difficult to tell what was once there.