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Today's News

  • Take the time to connect with kids

    Positive Family Communication is the goal this week. Locally, only 34 percent of students feel like they have this asset in their lives.
    I always like to be mindful that a portion of this data point is how that communication is interpreted by our youth.
    Nevertheless, one might consider their daily interactions and how they might come across. I also like to bring up an old saying from when I was a kid, “Monkey see, monkey do.”

  • Find quilted treasures at the Quilt Market

    The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild will sponsor the 2010 Quilt Market Oct. 16, during which quilted “treasures” will be up for sale.
    Each year the LA Piecemakers Guild sponsors either a show or market in October. This year the Quilt Market will be presented at the Baptist Church in Los Alamos.
    Bed quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearables are just a few of the items that will be featured. In addition, there will be holiday quilted items that could make great gifts for friends and family.

  • Find quilted treasures at the Quilt Market

    The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild will sponsor the 2010 Quilt Market Oct. 16, during which quilted “treasures” will be up for sale.
    Each year the LA Piecemakers Guild sponsors either a show or market in October. This year the Quilt Market will be presented at the Baptist Church in Los Alamos.
    Bed quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearables are just a few of the items that will be featured. In addition, there will be holiday quilted items that could make great gifts for friends and family.

  • Animal Shelter 10-10-10

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  

  • Births 10-10-10

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    Aug. 27: A girl, Jada Abernathie Uriostegui Montoya, born to  Bridgitte Uriostegui and Jerald Montoya

    Aug. 28: A boy, Dylan Junlin Liu, born to Xiaojun Wei and Yinghao Liu

    Aug. 31: A boy, Zakaryah Joshua Fresquez, born to Nicole and Lucas Fresquez and brother Josiah Fresquez
    Sept. 2: A boy, Luke Stanford Owen, born to Rebecca and Jonathan Owen
    Sept. 3: A girl, Hedda Elizabeth Van Den Bosch, born to Eveline Aerts and Joris Van Den Bosch

  • People in the News 10-10-10

    Army Spec. Nathan A. Theye graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    The course is designed to train the students on how to record and transmit firing data, operate fire direction systems and multiple launch rocket system communication equipment.

  • No Social Security COLA expected for 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As if voters don't have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits.

    It would mark only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The first year was this year.

  • Chinese government unsettled about Liu's Peace Prize win

    BEIJING (AP) — Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to an imprisoned Chinese dissident sparked praise from Western governments, brought condemnation from Beijing and is exposing the difficulties fitting a powerful, authoritarian China into the international order.

    A day after Liu Xiaobo was named the winner, a touchy Chinese government built upon its initially angry response Saturday.

  • John Lennon's 70th celebrated in NY's Central Park

    NEW YORK (AP) — A crush of fans circled a flower-graced mosaic in Central Park's Strawberry Fields and sang lyrics from "Imagine" on Saturday to honor Beatles legend John Lennon on his 70th birthday.

    On the day when the Liverpool Lad would have become a septuagenarian, thousands of fans from around the world gathered to remember the floppy-haired British superstar who just wanted to give peace a chance.

  • Pakistan to reopen border crossing used by NATO

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Saturday it will reopen a key border crossing and allow convoys to resume delivering supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, ending a 10-day blockade during which trucks were stranded on their way to the border and almost 150 were destroyed by attackers.

    Pakistan closed the northwest crossing at Torkham on Sept. 30 in an apparent protest over a NATO helicopter incursion that killed two of its soldiers on the border.