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Today's News

  • Gary Johnson’s curious campaign for president

    It has now been almost a month and a-half since former Gov. Gary Johnson announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, yet it’s still unclear why he’s running.
    A Gallup poll last week attempted to measure the name recognition among rank and file Republicans of the real or rumored potential candidates for the party’s nomination.
    Johnson came in dead last, trailing even a former pizza chain executive, Herman Cain, who recently made it official that he also seeks the GOP nomination.

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Memorial Day! Have a wonderful Fourth of July and a great Mother’s Day!
    What’s that you say? Memorial Day has passed us by and it’s not July yet?
    Well, why must our lives be so regulated that we can only celebrate something on a single day? There’s no law against giving your sweetheart a box of chocolates in June.
    If you feel patriotic, wave the flag and stoke up that barbeque in December. Send your mother a card every month telling her how much you love her. And seriously, is there any good reason to only celebrate Isaac Newton’s birthday just once a year?
    Okay, so maybe we don’t want kids randomly showing up at our doorstep asking for candy every other weekend.

  • Religion listings 06-10-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family.
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Bible Answers: Hawking's view on the afterlife is a faith statement

    “Stephen Hawking has made the statement that there is no life after death.  How might Scripture respond to his comment?” — Joe

    Hawking’s statement is nothing less than a faith statement.  
    He has faith in his opinion.  He has faith in his ability to make pronouncements with a certitude that is based on nothing more than his own internal thoughts.
    The writers of the Bible were no strangers to people who exhibited similar kinds of faith.  

  • Fencing: Gulley wins LAFC tourney

    ck from a rough outing in the preliminary round to win the beginning fencing class tournament last week.
    Gulley topped his three teammates to win the tournament, held at the YMCA.
    The tournament began with a round of pool bouts before the fence-offs. Pool didn’t go so hot for Gulley, but he turned his fortunes around quickly.
    “After fencing poorly in the pools, Steve came back to take first on sheer grit and determination, despite being the smallest and youngest member in the class,” Los Alamos Fencing Club coach Tom Hill said. “That’s why his teammates call him ‘Mr. Scrappy.’”
    Ben Barlow was second in the beginners’ tournament, Tom Barlow finished third and Marshall Dillon was fourth.

  • Topes Notes: Isotopes pummeled by Sounds in series opener at Albuquerque

    After putting together two big offensive nights in a row, the Albuquerque Isotopes found themselves on the other end of a big offensive show Thursday night.
    The Isotopes made their return to Albuquerque Thursday following a long, 12-game road trip. They played the Nashville Sounds and the Sounds made some noise at the plate, earning a big 14-1 win.
    The Isotopes will host three more games with the Sounds on this quick, four-game homestand, including tonight’s game at Isotopes Park. Fan-favorite entertainer Myron Noodleman will be at the park for tonight’s contest, which is set for 7:05 p.m. unless air quality conditions in Albuquerque force a postponement.

  • Basketball: Jr. 'Toppers conclude camp

    The Jr. ‘Topper Summer Camp concluded Thursday at Los Alamos Middle School. The camp, for boys and girls in grades K-5, included instruction from current Los Alamos Hilltopper players.

  • Basketball: Mavs win, move to within one game of title

    DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki waited five long years for that elusive third victory over Miami, yet there was only a short celebration when it finally came.
    He briefly thrust both arms in the air, a sea of blue screaming around him, but then quickly walked off the floor.
    To Nowitzki, the real party can’t come until next week.
    “There’s really nothing to celebrate,” he said. “We’re going in there Sunday swinging, like we did today, from the jump, and hopefully steal one Sunday.”
    Nowitzki scored 29 points, driving for the go-ahead dunk with 2:45 remaining, and the Mavericks beat the Heat 112-103 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 series lead.

  • Outdoor Notes 06-10-11

    Sumner Lake still closed

  • Running: Rees finishes with the best prediction

    On a tough-to-predict course Tuesday night, Dan Rees was the top predictor.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners hosted their weekly Pace Race Tuesday. This race was at the New Pipeline Gutbuster in Quemazon and featured a steep climb for both 1- and 3.2-mile racers.
    The 3.2-mile race featured a challenging 750 feet of elevation change.
    Rees finished with an error of just five seconds, nipping David Kratzer by two seconds and Daniel Romero by nine seconds.
    The top finisher on the long course was Alexander Romero, who completed the course in 25:07. Katie Gattiker was the fastest finishing female with her time of 43:49.
    On the 1-mile course, Ben Rees was the top finisher with a 7:58 and Marin Kelly finished in 11:39.