Today's News

  • 08-14-11 Word on the Street

    What’s the weirdest thing you ever heard a teacher say?
    “We could eat this gum, it’s expired though ... About five years ago. But that’s OK, except it tastes like tripe, so we probably shouldn’t eat it.” — Alice Shao, freshman


    What’s been your best vacation, so far?
    “Scuba diving in the Caribbean.” —Aerryn Rees, sophomore


    What’s your most irrational fear?
    “Bugs. Bugs are bad.” — Toni Batha, junior


  • Poetry corner: Rusty swings

    Rusty swings

    There’s lots of laughs and giggles all across the playground, and a common fear of cooties as she chases him around.

    But boys aren’t so yucky anymore and friends they soon become.
    Playing sports every day after school, she begins to think “maybe he isn’t so dumb.”

    He likes worms and other gross stuff, all his immature jokes are about farts,
    but now she sits next to him at school — turns out he’s kind of smart.

    His blue eyes are kind of pretty. His hair looks soft to touch. He flashes her that sweet smile that she’ll never get tired of.

  • Tips to help products go the extra mile

    At times like these when money is short, the stock market is down and everyone just has a sinking feeling about their cash, shopping is certainly not number one on the priority list, but looking good still is. That may be a problem when we are stuck with the mindset that says, “How can I look good without going shopping for something new?”
    I have successfully saved you a shopping spree and gathered a few tips on how to look great with items that you already have at home.

  • ‘And Hell Will Follow Me,’ the title says it all

    A Pale Horse Named Death may be new to the American heavy metal music scene, but collectively, the band has its roots in metal.
    “And Hell Will Follow Me” is the group’s debut album, was released on June 14. Though this is their first album, the band members are far from heavy metal novices.
    Sal Abruscato is probably best known as the original drummer for Type O Negative, but also played in Life of Agony and Supermassiv. Abruscato, along with  Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly — who was also with Seventh Void; Bobby Hambel formerly of Biohazard and Matt Brown formerly of Seventh Void, meld their melancholy metal together to form A Pale Horse Named Death.

  • 08-14-11 Births

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    July 6:  A boy, Siris Alexander Deer, born to Amanda Lind and Daniel Deer
    July 25: A girl, Donicia Pauline Lovato-Garcia, born to Sofia R. Lovato and Charles Garcia
    Aug. 3: A girl, Nia Jaye Martinez, born to Felicia Martinez
    Aug. 5: A girl, Kate Summer Ji, born to Zhengping Ji and Xue Wu

  • 08-14-11 Shelter report

    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.
    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • 08-14-11 News for retirees

    Aug. 14-20, 2011
    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

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked fish
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:30 a.m.    Mac users

  • LAM members find slick rock in every direction

    The members of Los Alamos Mountaineers have been going to the canyon country since at least the 1970s. Bill Priedhorsky has been one of their regulars and is now in his fifth decade of canyon exploring in southeast Utah and northeast Arizona. With any luck, he will make his 100th trip in 2014 or sooner. So what is the excitement about? At the Wednesday meeting of the LAM, Priedhorsky will tell the story of one canyon adventure, Antone Ridge, while making the point that the story of one says something about the adventure of all.

  • Spitzbergen/Svalbard, an Arctic wonderland

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Steve Becker, PhD, of Los Alamos National Laboratory will give a talk titled, “Spitzbergen/Svalbard, an Arctic Wonderland.”
    In July 2010, Becker took a National Geographic Cruise of the Spitsbergen/Svalbard Island Complex located north of the Arctic Circle. The cruise had good weather and conditions allowing the cruise participants to see polar bears, walrus, reindeer, birds and whales, incredible glaciers and geology.
    Those on the cruise experienced the midnight sun and entered the polar ice cap. Becker will show a 30-minute DVD giving the highlights of the voyage and then show photos from his CDs.

  • Seeds For Change

    There are food drives and blood drives, but it’s likely that very few have ever heard of a seed ball drive.
    Local Boy Scout and Los Alamos Youth Leadership member Jin Park has organized a “seed ball drive,” to take place Aug. 20, in Los Alamos and White Rock.
    “In wake of our evacuation and the continuing flames of the Las Conchas fire, I figured something could be done to help restore vegetation to burned areas,” Park said. “The idea came in the form of seed balls.”
    Park, a Los Alamos High School senior, athlete and musician, is organizing the community project as part of his requirements for Eagle Scout.