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  • Experts propose life saving actions after nuclear strike

    WASHINGTON — Major cities and other communities in the United States can take a number of preparedness measures to drastically reduce the number fatalities and illnesses that would follow a nuclear strike, a leading nongovernmental organization declared on Tuesday.

    The Rad Resilient City plan includes a seven-point checklist composed by an expert panel that communities can implement to better protect residents from radioactive fallout after an atomic blast. Adherence to the guidelines could save more than 100,000 lives, according to the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biosecurity, which led development of the report.

  • Zerkle earns Congressional Award Bronze Medal

  • Pending cases gain momentum

    Some high profile cases are set to get underway in area courtrooms.

    A 9 a.m. hearing on Oct. 17 has been set in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for former Los Alamos Middle School teacher Peter Bowman. The 47-year-old married father of three is charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor.

    Police Capt. Randy Foster said his department first became aware of Bowman’s alleged relationship with a 14-year-old LAMS female student after she came forward with the information.

  • Top 10 Movies 09-29-11

    1.  “The Lion King,” weekend gross,
    $21.9 million
    2.  “Moneyball”  weekend gross,
    $19.5 million
    3.  “Dolphin Tale,” weekend gross,
    $19 million
    4.  “Abduction,” $10.9  million
    5. “Killer Elite,” weekend gross,
    $9.3 million
    6.  “Contagion,” weekend gross,
    $8.4 million
    7.   “Drive,” weekend gross,
    $5.7 million

    8.  “The Help,” weekend gross,
    $4.3 million

    9.  “Straw Dogs,” weekend gross, $2 million

    10.  “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”

  • Out and About 09-29-11

    Art openings

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts, 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, presents an exhibition of prints celebrating the 20th Century’s master artists, including George Condo, Richard Diebenkorn, Roy Lichtenstein and Edward Ruscha, among others. The show opens from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

    Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday for T. Barny and Gregory Frank Harris.

  • LA Happenings 09-29-11

    Music

    The “Craig Martin Experience” will perform from 2–4 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Co-op as part of a quarterly Member Appreciation Day.

    The Blue Window Bistro will host a Jazz Night featuring the Jan McDonald Jazz Trio, from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

  • Top 10 Singles 09-29-11

    1. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    2. Someone Like You, Adele

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    4. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    5. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    6. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars

    7. You Make Me Feel, Cobra Starship
    8. Cheers (Drink to That), Rihanna
    9. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
    10. You and I, Lady Gaga
     

  • PEEC presents ‘Play Again’

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will show the film, “Play Again” at 6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 6. After the film, viewers are invited to stay for a discussion of the issues raised. There is a $7 suggested donation for the viewing and students will sell popcorn and hot chocolate.  
    This documentary follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to 15 hours a day behind computer screens. “Play Again” unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure.

  • Restaurant Inspections 09-29-11

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

    Los Alamos

    • Hot Rocks Java Café, 3917 West Road, in Los Alamos Medical Center
    Inspection date: Sept. 26, corrective action response
    Violations: Improper holding of foods, corrected; improper sanitizing of utensils, corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Española

    • ETS, Fairview Elementary, 1000 Zuni Lane
    Inspection date: Sept. 21

  • This week on PAC-8, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

    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, September 30, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (9-27-11)
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, October 1, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, October 2, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom