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  • Rhythm & Rhyme

    Poetry combined with art is not a new concept. It’s seen in ballet, theatre and will be  part of “Rhythm and Rhyme,” Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit. The show will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
    A variety of artists combined art and poetry to showcase their talent, using different concepts. They were tasked with extracting the poetry in art, by visually bringing out love sonnets, haikus, epic adventures and nursery rhymes through their creations. They were encouraged to work as their own poet, or use others as inspiration. Approximately 37 individuals answered the FLAC’s call for artists and will show their work.

  • Painkiller sales soar around US, fuel addiction

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sales of the nation's two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients' suffering is spawning an addiction epidemic.

    From New York's Staten Island to Santa Fe, N.M., Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic rises between 2000 and 2010 in the distribution of oxycodone, the key ingredient in OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan. Some places saw sales increase sixteenfold.

  • US growth of distant suburbs falls to historic low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers' decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns.

    New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends following an extended housing bust and renewed spike in oil prices. Two years after the recession technically ended, and despite faint signs of a rebound, Americans again are shunning moves at record levels and staying put in big cities.

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  • Houston died face down in bathtub; cocaine in system--VIDEO EXTRA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston was found face-down in a bathtub with cocaine in her system and drug paraphernalia on the bathroom counter nearby, investigators revealed in the singer's final autopsy report released Wednesday.

    The report delivered a grim accounting of Houston's final hours nearly three months ago. The singer complained of a sore throat before an assistant suggested she take a bath before the start of a pre-Grammy Awards gala. By the time the assistant returned, Houston had drowned and was lying face down in the tub.

  • VIDEO: It's Here: a Car That Also Flies

    Flying cars aren't just science fiction anymore.Terrafugia is showing off a prototype flying car at the New York International Auto Show. The machine has completed its first flight. It is expected to go on sale next year.

  • NNSA releases FY 2011 Performance Evaluation Report for LANS

    In the face of impending litigation, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) released the Performance Evaluation Reports for its eight nuclear weapons sites including Los Alamos Wednesday.

    On March 28, Nuclear Watch New Mexico filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in federal court in Albuquerque.

    “ These reports are the government’s scorecard for awarding tens of millions of dollars to nuclear weapons contractors, and were previously available to the public until 2009,” Nuclear Watch New Mexico’s Jay Coghlan said. “However, since that time the NNSA has withheld them in a general move toward less contractor accountability. We sought to help reverse that wrong direction through our litigation.”

  • Be There 04-04-12

    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    Regina Wheeler, known in Los Alamos for establishing multiple environmental initiatives, and Karlis Viceps from Positive Energy, will discuss economic, design and installation considerations for solar photovoltaic systems. Learn about economic incentives, mounting and modules, quality installation methods and much more at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Mesa Public Library. The public is invited.


  • LAPS Foundation sponsors Great Conversations

    Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert.
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation will host the Third Annual Great Conversations from 2-4:30 p.m. April 22 at Los Alamos High School, in the new building.
    Two of the 14 tables are featured below.           
    Round the Roundhouse: Where are the big wheels?

  • ‘The Snapper’ details an unexpected pregnancy

    Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?
    Or even, sometimes: Who’s the father?
    In “The Snapper,” sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American mega hit “Knocked Up” — in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love, but rather from booze — 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.