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  • This week on PAC-8, Feb. 17-23


    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, February 17, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (2-01-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, February 18, 2012
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, February 19, 2012
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • VIDEO: Electric Cigarette Explodes in FL Man's Mouth

    A Florida man trying to kick the smoking habit was puffing on an electronic cigarette when a faulty battery apparently caused it to explode in his mouth.

  • Restaurant Inspections 02-16-12

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


    Home Run Pizza, 1010 Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Feb. 13, complaint
    Violations: Complaint investigation regarding dog present in facility. Person working states he isn’t aware of anyone bringing in a dog to work. Claims complaint is not true. One moderate-risk violation for administration: facility has changed ownership, therefore permit is no longer valid. New owner needs to acquire permit to continue. Facility needs to close until permit is issued.
    Status of establishment: Voluntary closure

    Johnson Controls NNM, 1027 Railroad Ave.
    Date inspected: Feb. 7

  • Jolie: New film should make people uncomfortable 

     Angelina Jolie said Monday she hopes her directorial debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey” will provoke a wider discussion about rape — something that the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said could be extremely valuable in helping bring perpetrators to justice.
    Jolie, who received a Cinema for Peace award for her film and the group’s “honorary award for opposing war and genocide” for the movie focusing on the war in Bosnia late Monday, said she wants viewers to be “uncomfortable” when they see the film.

  • Triumph, tragedy dominate Grammy Awards 

    The splintered music world truly coalesces only one night of 365 for the Grammy Awards, and this year was united in the triumph of recovered British soul singer Adele’s trophy haul and the tragedy of Whitney Houston’s death.
    Adele swept the major honors of song, record and album of the year Sunday for her lost-love epic “21” and its driving single “Rolling in the Deep.” She picked up her final two awards after making her first public performance in months after being sidelined for throat surgery. Her total of six Grammys matched Beyonce for most ever by a female act.

  • SFO Guild announces ‘Opera 201’

    For the past two years, The Santa Fe Opera Guild has offered a course for the opera neophyte, opening the door to this world.  Registration filled the sessions almost immediately.  Buoyed by the response, the Guild is offering a new look at opera, “Opera 201.”  The course is open to all, beginners, aficionados and the curious, who would like to know something about this art form.

  • PEEC presents a trail status talk

    Join Craig Martin, open space specialist for Los Alamos County and Dale Coker, ranger at Bandelier National Monument, for an update on post-fire trail conditions in the county and at the monument. The talk will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., and is free and open to the public.
    The Las Conchas Fire devastated many favorite trails in the county and Bandelier, and the floods that followed finished off many others. Martin and Coker will discuss what happened to the local trails and what has been done to repair them, and what work still remains to be done. For people interested in volunteering to help with the repair work, Martin and Coker will provide information on how to get involved.

  • ‘King’s Lizard’ author visits LA

    “This is what my honored grandfather told me, all of it. Someone long ago taught him how to tell a tale, someone who knew what to do with the space between en años pasados and así fue. When we sat up together nights, waiting for babies to be born or for horses to foal, for travelers to return, or for news of the men who ran to the mountains after the uprising, he told me of those murderous times …” From the prologue of “The King’s Lizard: A Tale of Murder and Deception in Old Santa Fe,” by Pamela Christie        

  • Once Bitten

    Once the roses have wilted and the heart-shaped box of chocolates is almost empty, treat your sweetheart to another dose of “romance” at the New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company’s  production of “Dracula,” based on Bram Stoker’s novel.

  • Lobos top Aztecs on the road

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The No. 13 San Diego State Aztecs aren't used to losing like this.

    Kendall Williams scored 21 points and Drew Gordon had 17 points and 17 rebounds as New Mexico stunned the Aztecs 77-67 on Wednesday night in their loud, crazy arena to move into first place in the Mountain West Conference.

    The Lobos (21-4, 7-2) won their sixth straight game and held Chase Tapley, the conference's leading scorer, to seven points. He came in averaging 16.2 points and had been in double figures in 18 straight games. Tapley was held scoreless until making a layup with 4:38 to play.

    Jamal Fenton had 15 points for the Lobos.