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Today's Features

  • The League of Women Voters invites the community to the Nov. 10 Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill.
    Katy Korkos, member services coordinator for the Los Alamos Camber of Commerce, and Don Taylor, a professional photographer who owns Don Taylor’s Photography, will talk to the group about improving, maintaining and promoting new businesses in the county.
    Both recently attended Job Schallert’s Destination Retail Boot Camp, which helps businesses in small towns set themselves apart from other businesses to become “destinations.”
     Korkos has lived in Los Alamos since 1983 when she and her husband moved to White Rock to open her restaurant, Katherine’s.

  • Community values
    youth is our asset focus for this week with a special nod to those that help me with the Cookies and Conversation program.
    This asset, number seven of the 40, is the reason the local program began. When data highlighted that only 15 percent of youth felt valued by the community, I knew we needed to do something.
    I often believe we can accomplish a lot through simple communication. Sometimes in the hectic pace of our daily lives, even that can seem like a huge task.

  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Frazier needed the night of his career to knock down "The Greatest."

    Frazier knocked Muhammad Ali down in the 15th round and became the first man to beat him in the Fight of the Century at Madison Square Garden in March 1971, the first in a trilogy of bouts that have gone down as boxing's most fabled fights.

    "That was the greatest thing that ever happened in my life," Frazier said.

    It was his biggest night, one that would never come again.

    The relentless, undersized heavyweight ruled the division as champion, then spent a lifetime trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow.

  • Hannah Johnson, daughter of Kenneth Johnson and Claudia Krause-Johnson of Los Alamos and David Edlin, son of Kent and Michelle Edlin of Pueblo, Colo., exchanged wedding vows on June 21, 2011 at the Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colo.
    Hannah graduated from the University of California, in Santa Barbara and David graduate from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  Currently, Hannah is a graduate student at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine in Aurora, Colo.  David is presently a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.

     

  • NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who spent more than 30 years wryly talking about the oddities of life for "60 Minutes," died Friday night, CBS said. He was 92.

    Just a month ago, Rooney delivered his last regular essay on the CBS newsmagazine.

    CBS said he died Friday night in New York from complications from a recent surgery.

    Rooney, also a syndicated newspaper columnist, talked about what was in the news. But he was just as likely to use his weekly television essay to discuss the old clothes in his closet, why banks need to have important-sounding names or whether there was a real Mrs. Smith who made Mrs. Smith's Pies.

  • Dia de los Muertos conjures up a variety of images. Those which feature skeletons, painted skull faces and sugar skulls are the norm.
    The Mexican holiday is usually celebrated Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, in connection with All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day.
    This year, a group of Española artists will exhibit their interpretations of Dia de los Muertos with an art exhibit from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts at Northern New Mexico College.

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (10-25-11)
    02:30 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer –         Breast Cancer Update
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society –         “Homesteads on the Pajarito Plateau”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

  • We’ve all heard the story of Cinderella, who became an unlikely bride after being granted a wish by her fairy godmother and met a handsome, young prince. Her ugly stepsisters however weren’t so lucky.
    Then there’s Little Red Riding Hood, who encountered a big, bad wolf while on her way to grandmother’s house. In the end, a hunter saved Red Riding Hood and the wolf got a belly full of rocks for his trouble.
    The fairy tales we grew up with all had a sweet ending and everyone lived happily ever after. Until now, that is. The Los Alamos Light Opera performed “Into the Woods” at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The performance had twists and turns to each tale. But then again, what else would one expect of the Brothers Grimm version?

  • 1. “The Glass Castle,” Jeannette Walls
    2. “Half-Broke Horses,” Jeannette Walls
    3. “North and South,” Elizabeth Gaskell
    4. “Mudbound,” HIllary Jordan
    5. “Española: Images of America,” Camilla Trujillo
    6. “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson
    7. “Feynman,” Jim Ottaviani
    8. “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” Carson McCullers
    9. “The Solar System,” Marcus Chown
    10. “Born to Run,” Christopher McDougall

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Los Alamos

    Hilltop House Convenience Store, 400 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 18
    Violations: Two high-risk violations, one for contaminated equipment and one for poor personal hygiene — hand wash sink is being used to do dishes due to the three-compartment sink leaking.
    Status of establishment: Approved, follow-up required on Oct. 31.

    Hilltop House Convenience Store, 400 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 26, follow-up
    Actions: Three-compartment sink leakage corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.