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  • 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

  • LACA presents Piffaro on Oct. 16

    The Los Alamos Concert Association continues its 65th anniversary season on Oct.16 with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. In June, Piffaro was awarded The Laurette Goldberg Award by Early Music America, recognizing outstanding achievement in outreach and educational projects for children or adults.
    The magazine, Chamber Music America, in a review of Piffaro’s latest CD (Waytes: English Music for a Renaissance Band), said: “(You don’t) really expect a great deal of subtlety from shawms and crumhorns and sackbuts and dulcians and bagpipes and the like … Piffaro blows away that idea. Certainly they display penetrating tone and serious carrying power, but Piffaro also plays with elegance.”

  • Rancho relives old time Harvest Festival

    New Mexico residents are no strangers to the rich history of the Land of Enchantment. From the Spanish conquests to establishing the Atomic City of Los Alamos, New Mexico has its share of stories to be told and shared.
    It’s not uncommon to hear tales of the old days and wonder just what it was like to live with no running water, central heat or indoor plumbing, while having to grow your own crops and raise animals for sustenance. While most of the old ways of living have given way to technology and are no longer practiced, at least one place is still operating the way it did in the Spanish colonial days.

  • Rays, Cards win playoff spots in frenzied finish

    Pretty neat way to warm up for the playoffs, huh?

    A benchwarmer hitting .108 saves Tampa Bay. A $142 million star lets it slip away for Boston. A rookie closer falters in Atlanta. An ace delivers for St. Louis.

    Wild-card Wednesday lived up to its billing, and then some. Fans needed three TVs, and maybe a few cups of joe to see how it all turned out for Joe Maddon, Joe Girardi and Chipper Jones.

    "One of the greatest days in baseball history," New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira said.

  • Jr. ’Topper hoops program starting

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball programs will again be hosting the Jr. ‘Toppers youth program.
    The program, which emphasizes fundamental basketball skills, will begin Saturday. All sessions of the program are free.
    This year, however, the clinics will be held every other Saturday.
    There are also new start times and a new venue this year. Youth in preschool through second grade will start at 9 a.m. and have their clinics at Mountain Elementary School’s gymnasium.
    For players in grades three through eight, clinics will be held at Los Alamos High School from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Interested participants are asked to register online at www.laschools.net.

  • Volleyball stays put at No. 3

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

       Team  Total pts.    Pvs.

    1. Goddard (15)  150    1
    2. Aztec    121    3
    3. Valencia    109    4
    4. Artesia    101    2
    5. Los Lunas    84    5
    6. Belen    81    6
    7. Farmington  67    8
    8. Moriarty    35    -

  • LA girls on top of 4A poll

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls.
    Weekly soccer polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

       Team  Total pts.    Pvs.

    1. Los Alamos (5) 59    3
    2. St. Pius X (1)  51    2
    3. Academy        48    1
    4. Farmington     38    4
    5. Aztec             34    6
    6. Piedra Vista    31    5

  • Toppers open district with 3-1 win on road

    BERNALILLO — In their district openers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper and Bernalillo Spartan volleyball teams picked up right where they left off in the 2010 season.
    Bernalillo gave Los Alamos its toughest District 2-4A contest last year and, with a veteran lineup returning, was looking to pick up a win right off the bat.
    But, despite some up-and-down offense and falling behind in every set, the Hilltoppers escaped with a hard-fought four-set win at Spartan Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers dropped the first set 19-25, but bounced back to sweep the final three sets 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 in their 2011 district opener Wednesday.

  • A look below the surface

    What are we going to do about this health care system? Or this polyglot of programs we have instead of a system?
    That’s one of America’s big questions, of course.
    At the recent Domenici Institute conference in Las Cruces, Dr. Mario Molina of Molina Healthcare presented some sobering statistics that add focus to the issue.
    Molina talked about a category of people called “dual eligibles.”
    We have heard that people in their last months of life are the most expensive patients. Dual eligibles are next.
    Dual eligibles are people enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid.
    They qualify for Medicare either by age or due to a qualifying disability and for Medicaid because of low income.

  • Standing against AT&T and Mobile merger

    Access to sufficient and affordable communication choices shape our ability to share and connect to information, resources and culture.
    At Young Women United, we have been incredibly concerned about the negative impacts an AT&T/T-Mobile merger would have on young women of color and all our communities.
    We applaud the Department of Justice for filing a lawsuit to halt this takeover, and calling the potential merger out for what it really is: an anti-competitive move that would raise prices and lessen quality of services for U.S. consumers, while putting more money in the pockets of gigantic corporations.