Old Lotus Vibes, New Lotus Times– Erik JacobsonIn 2004, Lotus recorded their debut studio album Nomad at Mr. Smalls Funhouse in Millvalle, Pennsylvania; a small town just outside of Pittsburgh. The album features 9 tracks of the more jazzy, funky, atmospheric side of Lotus that many diehard Lotus fans like myself grew to fall in love with. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the historic venue, Lotus was booked for a two-night run. The band announced that on the second night, June 8th, they were going to recreate Nomad in its entirety. Wait, a sold-out 650 person capacity venue, my favorite band, and they are playing my favorite album? Sign me up! This show was sure to be one for the ages.The first set began with “Break Build Burn”, a track off of Lotus’ latest album Build. The sold-out crowd began to get down to synthesizers and horn samples from the group Rubblebucket. Next came “Middle Road”, a funkier song off of Build with smooth percussions from drummer Mike Greenfield and a funky bass-line and vocal samples. Out of Lotus’ newer material, this one features more of an improv section which allowed Mike Rempel to show his shredding ability as a guitar guru.Newer material continued to be the trend for the first set. I couldn’t help but smile during “The Oaks.” This song makes you feel all happy and bubbly as fans became a little lighter on their feet. “Debris” followed as Luke Miller laid down some spacey keys. This track featured some improvisation that was very different from anything ever heard in previous live versions of this track; a lot of crazy sounds and transitions from being electronic driven to guitar driven and back and forth. “Ashcon” followed, showing the more electronic, dubby driven sound that Lotus has evolved to over the years.The next song was “Intro to a Cell”, one from Lotus’ earlier days coming up in the scene. This one was a HEATER! Jesse Miller came out with some funky J-Bass jams and got the crowd grooving as Chuck Morris demonstrated his fluency on percussion and kept things going. Chuck was on point in this one, laying down percussion that was more than just fun to dance to. The first set ended with “Baby I’m Yours”, a cover by French producer Breakbot. Luke sang into a vocoder to recreate the lyrics as Lotus added their touch to the song. This was a good cover to end the first set.Now, the moment that everyone had been waiting to see. Everyone knew Lotus was going to play Nomad in its entirety, but no one was sure what way they would go about doing it. Everyone was happy to hear the second set open up with the first song on the album, “Suitcases.” You could feel the energy in the room as Lotus fans celebrated the arrival of Nomad. This guitar driven track was a nice change of pace from the newer, more electronic driven songs of the first set.A beautiful segue of the next three songs on the album would follow. Luke took a minute to explain how they wanted the drums to sounds like they were coming from further away during “Livingston Storm.” Out of all the songs from Nomad that were played, this version sounded the closest to the studio track. This would be the start to a very peaceful, relaxing song with guitar riffs from Rempel that put you in a meditative state of mind. The improv during this song took me to a different place, it was dubby at times, spacey at times, and was driven by guitars, eventually leading into “Spiritualize”. This song is a fan favorite, the name speaks for itself; providing a feeling of complete and utter bliss.Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better the band began to jam even more taking that spiritual feeling and breaking it down with wicked percussion, keys, heavy bass, and piercing guitar riffs. Out of this came “Plant Your Root”, and after even more jamming and improv the segue ended back into “Spiritualize.” And then things got really out of control. As Luke explained how the vocal samples from the song were recorded by Chuck, you could see a feeling of Love from the band members that I hadn’t seen in recent shows. You can’t spell ‘Lotus Vibes’ without ‘L-O-V-E’. This left fans a feeling of overwhelming joy….the funny thing was that the album wasn’t even half way through yet!A more down-tempo song, “Travel”, came next, which was played into “Greet the Mind” a funky-ass song that does an excellent job of switching up the tempo when one would least expect it. The next song began with Rempel playing a melodica, a wind instrument that one might describe as a combination of a keyboard and flute. He played this to start “Ball of Energy” a song that all Lotus fans know is a very rare one to get at a show.“Jump Off’, one of my personal favorites, followed and shows the jammy, wackier side of Lotus. This one had fans going hard, constantly changing up the mood and sending fans through the highs and lows of many different emotions. “Colorado” ended the set, a place than any nomad would love to call home. This peaceful, melodic utopia of a song left many fans with tears of joy. There was nowhere else in the world that any of us in attendance would rather have been. This was the icing on the delicious Nomad cake that Lotus had baked for us.The encore featured a new hip-hop song titled “Cloud 9.” This track is a remix of Lotus’ “The Surf” and features lyrics from MCs Ras Arcane and Cee Knowledge. “Behind Midwest Storefronts” would be the last song of the show. A really uplifting song with a post-rock feel to it; this guitar driven beauty was a perfect way to top off the night.Lotus has shown us that their sound has evolved into a more electronic direction, away from their more jazzy, funky, roots of the early days. We made the journey to Mr. Smalls to see that beautiful, jazzy, funky, atmospheric Nomad that we fell in love with. And what we got was that and so much more. We got the peaceful vibes created from Nomad and the high energy electronic elements in the improv of these songs. Lotus wanted to show their fans the direction that the band is going in, but at the same time wanted to show them that they haven’t forgotten about where they came from and why many of us fell in love with their music. This show was a near-perfect blend of old and new Lotus, and it will be a night to be remembered for years to come.[cover photo courtesy of B. Hockensmith Photography]Lotus from Mr. Smalls:
This holiday season, as a token of appreciation to their customers, Google is offering to snail-mail a free holiday postcard on your behalf. Yes, through the mail and everything. The only catch is the cards need to be mailed to U.S. addresses, and to a limited number of people (due to limited Gmail elf availability). There are also limited quantities, so be sure to request one soon at: www.gmail.com/holidaycard There are six designs, including a fold-it-yourself dreidel, snowflakes, mittens, a cartoon, and a very cute Rudolf. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEvery year around this time people start thinking about the annual holiday email they send to friends and family members and co-workers. But there are still those — who really appreciate seasonal greetings, think, grandma — who have remained in the pre-digital age of snail-mail. Normally you would go to a store, choose a card, wait in line to pay for it, go to the post office, pick up some stamps, and drop it in a mail box, but this year, you can just go online and fill out a form and ask Gmail to handle the rest.
Wednesday afternoon’s Golden Oldies saw Gloria Divello shoot 201-188-181 for a 570 series to lead all the senior women this week.Wednesday night’s Fun Bowlers had RaeAnna Todora lighting up the lanes to the tune of 200-267-236 for a 703 set to led all the women bowlers this week.Saturday morning’s youth league, Stars of Tomorrow, had Branden Bertrand rip games of 249-196-186 for a sweet 631 series. • 600s: John Robison 250-601, James Pitre 216-605, Bill White 249-674, James Coldwell 230-624, Mark Maxwell 233-638, Skipper Arsenault 257-652, John Parent 269-644, Tyler Combs 264-687, George Duke 247-672, Mack McPhatter 254-633, Kurt Cullums 236-660, Rhett Williford 236-645, Roger Hartwig 233-625, RaeAnna Todora 257-690, Ashley Nunez 236-638, Ryan Cooper 226-624, Trey Todora 265-680, Matt Mannino 266-606, Logan Lomasney 269-640, Kirwin Melo 225-646, Bryan Boldt 216-622, Kevin Smith 244-629, Blake Dugas 216-603, Tommy Girolamo 226-645, Cliff Mosley 234-616, Rick Hermsen 235-642, Gary Vincent 220-625, Bill White 268-696, Aaron Beavens 237-601, Blake Dugas 244-652, Bryan Chichester 248-652, Shannon Quinn 224-618, Ryan Cooper 247-672, Trey Todora 265-614, Tyler Rikoff 258-682, Bob Grusecki 231-623, Belinda Powell 223-612, Bret Chipman 225-602, Glen Lee 244-625, Joe Wolfe 260-604, Ben Wolfe 222-620, Jimmy Calder 234-611, Thang Nguyen 267-649, Chuck Burns 246-629, Raul Bastidas 243-615, Drew McClary 235-644, Ashlea Witzleben 239-636, David Bruno 234-687, Chuck Mitchell 246-686, Erick Brown 276-628, Houston Rideaux 245-617, Carlos DelaTorres237-619, Sami Jo Williams 233-640, Tray Batson 236-641, Derek Williams 249-626, Craig Rankin 244-605, Jake Glen 245-652, Trey Todora 258-642, Langdon Gund 229-608, Logan Lomasney 227-665, George Gund 242-665, John Allen 240-641, Jonathan Martin 289-692, Branden Powell 278-698, Skipper Arsenault 266-663, Bob Bellow 214-632, Mike Charles 256-642, Bill White 239-681, Bryan Boldt 224-616, Rick Hermsen 244-644, Don Pastor 256-684, Jacob McConnell 247-641, Gary Martin 267-663, Trint Miguez 257-693, George Parsley 225-634, Brandon Bertrand 249-631.• Monday Seniors: Cynthia Williams 145-422, VJ Willis 176-477, Bill Lawless 201-491.• Valero: Christopher Keisler 195-514, Jason Hale 222-516, Jeffery Moore 171-444, Michael Nash 166-426, James Neel 248-588, Justin Cates 220-597, Gus Saba 164-421, Jan Cates 154-430, Bonnie Maxwell 159-406, Chris Marze 218-555, Roy Martinez 190-518, Charlene Wersig 202-512, Alanda Boldt 196-525, Kaci Leatherwood 196-425, Aaron Vanover 195-560, Bob Cullums 213-549, Shannon O’Connor 232-562, Richard Cooper 214-567, Adam Wersig 204-558, Dean Wersig 236-461, Matthew Maxwell 219-571, Rusti Girolamo-136-367, Larry Manganice 213-596, Kaylen Vera 170-441, Greg Year 189-512, Will Bailey 194-493, Zach Wiley 191-475, Marisa Lalley 208-456, Matt Franklin 202-504, Jeremy Tremonte 216-578, Hunter Engle 200-560, Derrick Rivers 256-575, Mike Jacquet 230-597, Darrell Robinson 202-565, Arlis Jones 133-337. Roger Caldwell 166-372, Doug Fear 200-516, Charles Heider 194-538, Derek Winfield 210-571, Zachary Beckett 230-571, Dick Chichester 216-534.• Road Runners: James Pitre 214-569, VJ Willis 174-518, Phil Rogers 211-505, John Anderson 172-452, Hedy Zampini 163-456, Oliver Balagot 185-525, Randy Zampini 170-418, Bill Lawless 171-456.• Queen Tumblers: Chris Marze 192-457, June Badon 188-499, Lynne Richter 170-476, Emily Davis 132-379, Betty Shannon 173-503, Janice Todora 167-408, Joyce Porter 133-344, Connie Mathison 193-508, Flo Benoit 166-461, Beverly Wallace 142-345, Wilma Pace 146-340.• Golden Oldies: Robert Seymour 195-529, Chris Heath 166-426, Charlotte Banks 176-430, Nan Chaisson 147-426, Mary Gravitt 131-326, Pete Chaisson 215-517, Don Edgerly 194-511, Mary Kay Rios 153-414, Brenda Mire 147-400, Randy Zampini 225-557, Cynthia Williams 172-439, Gloria Divello 201-570, Bill Lawless 188-491, Frankie Hall 159-420, Donna Clifton 128-311, Lewis Garza 214-514, John Greig 164-421.• Mid-County Mixed: Marvin Balagot 198-547, Israel Guidry 163-448, Rose Quirante 172-457, Mita Ikari 137-330, Vladie Quirante 187-460.• Fun Bowlers: Dolores Rodrigues 159-384, Dawn Carona 192-498, Dee Dennis 200-507, Teresa Bourque 178-495, Kaleena Sachs 154-403, Brent McCelvey 179-425, Aubrey McKee 254-585, Dean Salles 215-579, Jonathan Marler 164-414, Charles Venable 233-527, Corey Zampini 188-526, Dick Chichester 204-540, Aaron Wersig 191-501, Avery Henry 236-595, Larry Perio 212-554, Charlene Wersig 214-582, Judy Lynch 162-456, John Schmidt 217-576, Zach Smith 169-456, Steve Killion 189-446, Ron Carlin 202-559, Micha Muller 202-522, Anna Commorato 178-439, Joseph Commorato 209-561, Dylan Girolamo 191-514, Mike Wagner 190-552, Michael Morvant 191-507, Johnny Simon 188-486, Chris Merritt 243-581.• Energy Country: Tammy Nick 228-530, Renee Moity 203-559, Bobby Clark 245-599, John Ramsey 211-545, Colby Daniel 212-562, Rex Morris 203-519, Clay Mayhew 202-556, Colton Matt 188-532, Michael Palermo 180-478, Jason Nettelbeck 244-578, Mike Jones 256-567, Jeff Witzleben 238-579, John Ferguson 190-494, Keith Morel 220-599, Ryan Worthy 222-543, Felicia Johnson 158-443, Dennis Thompson 200-536, Tuyet Nguyen 155-438, Logan Cain 179-452, Nathan Sharp 192-462, Giles Broussard 170-494, Chris Chance 179-501, Hunter Engle 216-591, Linda Singleton 177-459, Patsy Ronquille 197-514, Gloria Divello 224-566, Lewis Garza 221-560, Jason Beavens 227-548, Robert Seymour 216-571, Eric Harrington 243-590, Aaron Richardson 177-422, Karen Bellow 225-593, Paul Vaughan 213-501, Linda Morris 180-490, Trang Le 128-321, Zim Morris 216-595, Alice Barnes 204-567, Michael Morvant 189-500, Janice Todora 167-419, Brian Smith 183-506, Gabriel Torres 210-556, Erik Postula 235-597, Mary Jane Parsley 188-499.• Stars of Tomorrow: Cain Shaw 171-461, Blaine Seymour 202-505, Kayla Kay 136-394, Brandon Bertrand 249-631, Ryan Thomas 158-333. This week’s action at The Max had honor scores coming from five different leagues. So let’s get started. Come along for the ride; I promise it won’t hurt.Here’s a blast from the past we haven’t heard from for a while. Bowling in the Thursday night Energy Country Ford League, Buddy Sepeda nailed the pocket with his 12 shots in his second game of the night for a perfect 300. Buddy had that game surrounded by games of 212 and 211 for a nice 723 set to lead the senior men this week. This league also had an 800 series shot. Jamie Engle scorched the lanes by cranking out games of 236-289-279 for an 804 series. Highlight of the week came from the Monday night Valero League. Branden Powell nearly shot himself a triplicate score as he unleashed the thunder by throwing games of 279-279-278 for a massive 836 series.Men’s State continues this coming weekend in the Dallas area as several more teams from this area make the trek. Also, fall leagues are beginning to wind down. If each league secretary can get the championship team name along with each team member to Michelle or Janice, we will include it in the column. One final item, as these leagues finish up get with Michelle to see what summer leagues will be offered. Until next time, good bowling.• 800s: Branden Powell 279-279-278-836, James Engle 236-289-279-804, • 700s: RaeAnna Todora 200-267-236-703, Dean Wersig 196-215-297-708, John Lemonis 265-231-212-708, Eric Manthei 258-226-236-720, Buddy Sepeda 212-300-211-723, CJ Moity 259-225-236-720
July 1, 2010 Regular News LSGM honors Mills and Emami L SGM honors Mills and Emami Mandy Mills and Shahrzad Emami received awards for their work on behalf of the poverty community at the Legal Services of Greater Miami’s annual awards ceremony.Mills received the Blanca Fiallo Memorial Award for her “vigorous advocacy and for dedication and professionalism to her craft.”Emami was honored with the Alfred Feinberg award for “outstanding advocacy on behalf of the poverty community” and specifically for helping to bring $89 million in HUD funding to a consortium of nonprofit developers to create 200 single family homes and 1,200 multi-family units of affordable housing for low income residents of Miami-Dade County.The following LSGM attorneys were also presented with awards: Kimberly Derry and Ilenia Sanchez-Bryson were recognized for five years of service, and John Little was recognized for 25 years of service.Miriam Harmatz of Florida Legal Services and Juanita Cendan of Legal Aid Society of Miami-Dade County were also recognized for their contributions to LSGM.
Gov. Rick Scott vetoed three items included in the state courts system’s budget June 23, the day he signed into law the state’s fiscal year 2015-16 budget.The three court items vetoed, included:* $41,000 for renovation of the Levy County Courthouse.* $100,000 for educational initiatives specific to criminal justice officials and community-based stakeholders working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues in the criminal justice context, to be conducted by the Florida Partners in Crisis.* $1 million for expansion of the Charlotte County Justice Center.All other items in the courts’ budget were retained by the governor. Scott vetos three court-related items Scott vetos three court-related items July 15, 2015 Regular News
Guards key big win over PurdueThe Gophers won 71-49 to recover from a drubbing by Michigan State on Thursday. David McCoyFebruary 14, 2005Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintTwo things were missing from Minnesota’s women’s basketball team during its blowout loss Thursday against Michigan State – defense and production from its guards.The Gophers found both Sunday.In fact, Minnesota’s stingy defense and hot-handed guards were the key to its blowout 71-49 win over Purdue in front of a season-high 13,222 fans Sunday at Williams Arena.The Gophers had five players in double figures, and, for the first time this season, four of them were guards.Shannon Schonrock led the way with 13, followed by Kelly Roysland and April Calhoun with 11 and Shannon Bolden with 10. Bolden is listed as a forward, but Borton said she considers her a guard and plays her as such.“All of us guards, we kind of talked about how we weren’t really a factor in the Michigan State game and how we needed to come into this game and the rest of the season being more of a threat offensively,” Calhoun said.Bolden was even better on defense, holding All-Big Ten guard Katie Gearlds to just seven points total and two in the second half.Bolden wasn’t the only one solid on defense – especially in the first half.The Gophers didn’t allow a Boilermakers point until their ninth possession of the game, and Purdue didn’t score a third time until possession number 18.“I thought the way we started the game really set the tone for the game defensively,” Borton said. “That’s something that we wanted to do was set the tone with our defense, and hopefully that would turn into offense.”If it weren’t for their own mistakes, the Gophers would likely have put the game away even earlier. During the span of time before Purdue scored its third basket, Minnesota committed six turnovers itself.But with just less than nine minutes gone by, Schonrock nailed a three-pointer, was fouled and completed the four-point play to give Minnesota a 13-4 lead and awaken the Gophers’ guards from their offensive slumber.Schonrock drained another three with just less than four minutes left in the half, sparking a 10-2 run that she capped with another three to give Minnesota a 31-15 lead with just more than a minute left.Gearlds then knocked down a three-pointer for Purdue, but a three-point play by Calhoun and a jumper by Bolden just before the buzzer doubled up the Boilermakers 36-18 at the half.Minnesota came back with an 11-4 run in the early part of the second half, which began with a drive by Bolden. Bolden’s shot was blocked, but Gophers center Janel McCarville swatted the ball out of the air and over to an open Schonrock, who hit her fourth three of the day.McCarville had eight points, 12 rebounds and seven assists on the day.Bolden followed up with a three-pointer of her own on Minnesota’s next possession and then capped the run with another three shortly afterward.Altogether, Minnesota was 6-of-11 from downtown and shot 44.4 percent in the game overall.Defensively, it was Minnesota’s 11th game holding an opponent to less than 50 points, which ties a 28-year old team record.“Starts to the game usually determine the outcome,” McCarville said. “If you don’t start aggressively, you’re not going to all of a sudden turn on a switch and start being aggressive late in the second half. And we knew we had to come out today aggressively.”
MERS infects 3 more in Saudi Arabia, 1 fatallySaudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today reported three more MERS-CoV cases, all secondary infections in Khafji where two other cases were recently reported, potentially signifying a household or healthcare cluster.The patients are all men, one of whom was a 56-year-old man who died from his MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) infection, the MOH said in an update to its epidemiologic week 14 report. The others are ages 49 and 59. It’s not known whether any of the three had recent camel contact.Khajfi is in northeastern Saudi Arabia near the border with Kuwait. The two earlier patients were a 75-year-old man who had contact with camels and whose illness was reported on Mar 29 and a 25-year-old man with secondary exposure whose infection was reported on Mar 31.The trio of new cases lifts the country’s total for the year to 119 infections, which includes 57 linked to a large outbreak in Wadi ad-Dawasir.Apr 4 Saudi MOH update Cholera vaccine campaign starts in wake of Mozambique cyclone floodingGlobal health groups launched an oral cholera vaccine campaign yesterday in Beira, Mozambique, to curb an outbreak following severe flooding from the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai, which struck the country and three of its neighbors in March.In a press release yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said nearly 1,500 cholera cases and one death have already been reported and nine cholera treatment centers are already admitting patients.Nearly 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine from the global stockpile arrived in Mozambique on Apr 2. The stockpile is funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which also supports the campaign’s operational costs. The campaign will be conducted by Mozambique’s health ministry with support from the WHO and other partners, including UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Doctors Without Borders, and Save the Children.Seth Berkley, MD, Gavi’s chief executive officer, said in the statement that the cyclone left Beira’s water and sanitation infrastructure in ruins, providing conditions for the spread of cholera, which is endemic in the country. “This cyclone has already caused enough devastation and misery across south east Africa; we have to hope these vaccines will help stop a potentially major outbreak and prevent yet more suffering.”Apr 3 WHO press release
DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement STAMFORD, Conn. – Green Earth Technologies has announced that Dr. Mathew Zuckerman, who previously held the title of chairman and chief technology officer, will serve as the company’s president and chief operating officer. He will continue to also serve on the board as a director. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new capacity, Zuckerman will oversee the production and delivery of the world’s first bio based totally-green biodegradable motor oil, G-OIL, as well as 16 new SKU’s for January 2009. In addition, CEO Jeff Marshall will add chairman of the board to his current title. Jeffrey Loch, a co-founder of the company with Zuckerman, will now serve as chairman of the advisory board in addition to his current marketing responsibilities. This announcement comes on the heels of Green Earth Technologies’ G-OIL Ultimate Biodegradable green motor oils passing all of the engine test criteria for The American Petroleum Institute (API) SM Certification, which the company expects to lead to significant sales of the product.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.
By PETE SHEEHEYVice ChairLos Alamos County CouncilLike many of us in Los Alamos, I know I owe a lot to good public education. Tax revenues spent wisely on education are a good investment in our future. That is why I urge Los Alamos citizens to vote yes for continuation of our Public Schools Bonds.This vote will not increase property taxes; it will simply continue the present tax rates so that the schools can continue to rehabilitate and update our aging schools. Los Alamos support of these bond issues enables us to receive additional New Mexico state schools capital funding, multiplying the effect of our tax dollars.You can vote every day except Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Los Alamos Municipal Building or the White Rock Town Hall. On Tuesday Nov. 5, you can vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at these locations or at the Golf Course, Betty Ehart Senior Center, or UNM-LA Building 6 room 631. Please vote yes for our children’s future!
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