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Fr. Glenn: The Class Of Humility

on July 21, 2019 - 9:05am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

An edifying article in the news this weekend: “Anonymous Donor Gives $25 Million To Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles”. Wow … 25 million smack-olas—not chump change by anyone’s reckoning. And, in what seemingly befits Christian teaching very well, the donor seeks no acclaim, just as Jesus Himself exhorted us: “…when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Letter To The Editor: I Am Sorry To Disagree But...

on July 21, 2019 - 8:20am
By TERRY GOLDMAN
Los Alamos

As always, I am sorry to disagree with the intelligent and thoughtful David Izraelevitz, but this time I am quite sure that his conclusion is wrong: The Rump is not a racist; he is far worse than that. The Rump is an unprincipled opportunist who is willing to appeal to any prejudice: racism, sexism, xenophobia, in order to advance his status.

The flip-flops are especially informative: The Rump recants under pressure so he can claim innocence of the charges, but flops back to reassure his prejudiced supporter that he is only saying what he must to get the

Letter To The Editor: Supporting Polaris Charter School

on July 20, 2019 - 10:17am
By CHRISTINE BERSTEIN
Candidate
Los Alamos School Board

Prior to announcing my run for LAPS School Board, I had been involved interested in the initial planning of the proposed charter school Polaris.

Because I cannot serve on both the Polaris governing board and the LAPS School Board, I have made the choice to step away from any work with Polaris, but I would like to explain why I find value in the proposed school and share with this community a conversation I recently had with Los Alamos School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim.

Last week, Ellen and I had a great conversation about the

Letter To The Editor: White Rock Needs A Thrift Shop

on July 20, 2019 - 10:02am
By CORINE CHRISTMAN
Coordinator
United Church Thrift Shop
 
Dear County Council,
 
White Rock is in dire need of a thrift shop. It might be to the County’s benefit to do something.
 
The Los Alamos thrift shops receive much more than we can use. We end up being more of a sorting center than a thrift shop. We are over-whelmed!
 
A County committee could look into inviting a commercial thrift shop such as Habitat for Humanity, Savers, Salvation Army, Good Will or similar company.
 
Savors located in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Rio Rancho receives a lot from us through Clothing Helping
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Letter To The Editor: Something To Consider...

on July 20, 2019 - 9:12am
By BRUCE BLEVINS 
LAHS Class of 1969
Albuquerque

Here is something to consider:

1. I am a United States citizen.
2. I have some ideas that are radical, and you would not like them. But you don't know what they are and you have never talked to me about them.
3. I love my country and want the best for the people. But you and I have never discussed how I love my country.
4. I am a white male honkey.
5. Should I be deported? If so, to what country? Under what basis of law would you use?

1. There are at least 4 citizens in the House of Representatives.
2. They have some ideas that are radical, and

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Letter To The Editor: Offering An Olive Branch To The Polaris Charter School Governing Board

on July 19, 2019 - 4:25pm
By Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Congratulations on working together to complete your 338-page application. It is clear that you have worked very hard on what may seem like a dissertation without the associated degree. 
 
Your grassroots work is to be commended. In reading the proposed Polaris plan, I can see many good ideas and educational approaches. I resonate with the idea of using formative assessments to develop a growth mindset for student learning.

This letter is to send an open invitation to meet and work together.

McQuiston: Are You Taking Full Advantage Of Your Premium Discounts?

on July 19, 2019 - 7:43am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s hard to watch any sort of television program without seeing an insurance advertisement at some point. I also have already expressed my views on the commercials that attempt to be cute, so we won’t go there.

However, while some of the commercials bring up legitimate points regarding discounts that are available, I’ve yet to see one that really explores the breadth of available discounts that are available on homeowner insurance policies. So, let’s go there instead.

For starters, almost every insurance company offers a package

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