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Today's Features

  • GENEVA (AP) — The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe.

    Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle predicted nearly a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape.

    The elusive particle, called a Higgs boson, was predicted in 1964 to help fill in our understanding of the creation of the universe, which many theorize occurred in a massive explosion known as the Big Bang. The particle was named for Peter Higgs, one of the physicists who proposed its existence, but it later became popularly known as the "God particle."

  • Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club will begin March 11. Classes will begin the week of April 1. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road. Registration is first-come, first-served, and classes often fill quickly, so timely registration is advised. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 22.

  • Once again, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, I would like to thank our many friends in the community for their recent support of this month’s Cowboy Pancake Breakfast, which benefited our club’s local and international projects.
    More than 250 tickets were sold to the hungry breakfast crowd Sunday morning.
    We would also like to give a standing ovation and long round of applause to all the dedicated members of the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse who made the event possible. Not only did they help us set up tables and chairs the evening before the breakfast, but they were back again at daybreak to bring the kitchen to life with the enticing aromas of bacon sizzling and coffee brewing, all against the backdrop of mixing bowls clattering and pancake batter hissing on hot griddles.
    The Posse members also cheerfully helped serve breakfast throughout the morning and then stayed to help us with every step of clean-up chores. After the deduction of food costs, the Posse donated all the profits from breakfast to our Club, a remarkable and greatly appreciated gesture of generosity.

  • Members of the VFW Post 8874 and their Ladies Auxiliary, the Military Order of the Cooties and their Auxiliary, the Patriot Guard Riders, Paws and Stripes, the Blue Star Moms, the American Women Riders and Santa Fe Harley Davidson visited the Albuquerque Veterans Hospital on Feb. 17.
    As part of the Valentines for Vets program, we distributed many amenities to our hospitalized veterans on the spinal cord injury ward. This could not have been possible without the generous contributions of many in our community.
    We wish to express our deepest appreciation to these supporters for their devotion, thoughtfulness and charity.
    Santa Fe Harley Davidson donated $500 in Harley Davidson T-shirts (a veteran favorite); the Patriot Guard Riders hand-made 20 lap blankets, baked goodies for the nursing staff and contributed boxes of additional supplies; Paws and Stripes brought a therapy dog that was a big hit with the veterans; the Blue Star Moms brought T-shirts; the American Women Riders brought tube socks; and Drs. McDonald and Lewis donated all of the requested dental supplies.
    These generous donations allowed the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary to purchase $100 in canteen books (for commissary supplies), in addition to numerous other supplies and toiletries.

  • Thursday
    Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. For more information, visit lamainstreet.com/farmers-market.htm.

    Raptor Migration in Veracruz. Come to PEEC to see the raptor migration through Veracruz, Mexico. Robert Templeton will provide photos and video of the annual “super-flocking” phenomenon, where half a million raptors fly by in just four hours. Free. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    The League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Library. The community is welcome to attend. The speaker will be Gary Leikness, principal planner of the Community and Economic Development Department. To attend and order lunch from the co-op for $10, call Karyl Ann Armbruster 661-6605 or email her at kaskakcayman@gmail.com for the menu selections. Orders for lunch need to be made by March 12. You do not need to purchase lunch to attend.

    Poetry Gatherings with Jane Lin will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in room 3 at the Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp. She will speak on “Using Ancestry and Ancestry DNA to Research Your Family History.” The public is invited.

  • Belisama Irish Dance presents “Rhythm of Fire,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe. Belisama Irish Dance Company includes 14 dancers from Los Alamos and Santa Fe, with five past and present National and Open Champions. This year’s show will also feature two-time World Champion and former Riverdance lead Michael Patrick Gallagher and musicians Jono Manson, Mark Clark, Adrienne Bellis (also artistic director of Belisama) and Maria Jones. Tickets are $20 at ticketssantafe.org, or call 988-1234 (discounts available). The Lensic box office and theater are located at 211 West San Francisco St. 

  • SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In Plain Sight is gone. And Breaking Bad is wrapping up its final season in Albuquerque. But a new television series says it is returning to film a second season in New Mexico.

    The New Mexico Film Office says A&E Network's television series Longmire will be filming from the end of March through mid-August in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Los Alamos and throughout northern New Mexico. The series, produced by Warner Horizon Television, stars Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips and Katee Sackhoff.

    Producer Chris Donahue says the "dynamic landscape, responsive communities and strong crews make it easy to return to New Mexico."

    By the end of season two, he says, the production will have spent 14 out of the last 26 months living and filming in and around Santa Fe.

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    Scholarship available

     

    The Jennifer Marie Fleming Memorial Scholarship fund is offering a $1,000 one-time scholarship to a student who will graduate this spring from Los Alamos High School. The award will be given to a student who possesses a strong sense of individuality and has demonstrated good character and a commitment to service and the welfare of fellow students. The applicant must follow and encourage a drug and alcohol free lifestyle among his or her peers. Additional information and application forms are available at the Career Resource Center at LAHS and must be postmarked by April 8.

     

    Geeks Who Drink

    Geeks Who Drink, pub trivia with a nerdy edge, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. Remember the old Trivia Night at the Quark Bar in the Central Avenue Grill? Well it’s back, but it’s now called “Geeks Who Drink” and it will take place from 7-9 p.m.  every Thursday at the Dixie Girl, in the back room. Come out, bring a buddy, have a beer (or not) and take part in some trivia. For information, visit geekswhodrink.com.

  • Let’s get ready to Papalllllllllll! It is time for the Sweet Sistine.

    I should begin by telling you that I’m not Catholic, so please bear with me.

    The last few weeks have been about the retiring of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of the next leader for the church.

    How does this relate to building assets, you ask? Well technically, it relates to asset number 19, religious community.

    That wasn’t where I was headed with this though. I’m actually thinking of asset number 14, adult role models.

    The RNS, or Religious New Service, has an actual posting of the, “Sweet Sistine,” brackets.

    The latest round is called the Sacred Semifinals and is down to four choices: Canada, Brazil, Italy and Nigeria.

    Don’t look at it as being disrespectful. Instead, look at it as people caring about something important.

    More than 25,000 people have voted and for a simple online poll, that’s pretty good.

    We’ve become a world where we care more about voting for singers on television than we do in voting in important elections.