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  • Top 10 Singles 09-22-11

    1. Moves Like Jagger, Maroons 5

    2.  Someone Like You, Adele

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People

    4.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    5. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil

    6. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    7. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    8. You and I, Lady Gaga

    9. How to Love, Lil Wayne

    10. Cheers (Drink to That), Rihanna

  • This week on PAC-8, Sept. 23-29

    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 23, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (9-19-11)
    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”
    07:00 PM The LA Times – Suzy Godsey
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, September 24, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, September 25, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 09-22-11

    Los Alamos

    • Hot Rocks Java at Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Road
    Inspection date: Sept. 16

  • Piecemakers Guild slated to meet Sept. 27

    The September meeting of the Piecemakers Guild will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the United Church, Los Alamos.
    A potluck dinner will be served. After the dinner there will be a time of sharing stories about quilts. Participants are encouraged to bring a quilt and share it’s story.
    Every quilt has a story. The quilt might be an old family quilt, your first quilt, a challenging quilt, or a quilt made for a special occasion.
    This event kicks off the 2012 membership and programs. Everyone who loves to sew or wants to sew is encouraged to join the Piecemakers Guild. Enjoy the fellowship of quilting provides and get help, advice and ideas for projects.

  • Coel returns to Los Alamos

    Margaret Coel returns to Los Alamos to sign her new thriller, “The Perfect Suspect,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    Catherine McLeod is back! When David Mathews, candidate for Colorado governor, is found murdered in his mansion, all signs point to his wife, Sydney, the perfect suspect. But McLeod has been covering the candidate’s campaign and she has stumbled across rumors that suggest Mathews is not the charismatic man he seems to be and that he has been living a double life. Then an anonymous caller tells McLeod that she saw the killer leave the mansion after she had heard three shots fired.

  • Best Sellers 09-22-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • A twist on death

    Autumn doesn’t officially start until Sept. 23, but already the leaves on the trees are beginning to fall and hot summer nights have given way to cool evenings. Halloween is right around the corner and soon little ghosts and goblins will hit the streets seeking treats to satisfy their craving for sweets. The Fuller Lodge Art Center is also getting into the spirit with their “Muerto” show opening set for 5-7 p.m. Friday.
    The show is a six-week tribute honoring endings. Opinions on death are as unique as people are. Some see death as a transcendental experience, while others see it as the ultimate end. Some have a melancholy attitude about it, while others have a sense of humor about dying.

  • Apps for unemployment benefits dip; job growth remains elusive

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, though the decline isn't enough to signal improvement in the job market.

    Weekly applications dropped by 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 423,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

    The four-week average, a less volatile figure, rose slightly for the fifth straight week to 421,000.

    Applications typically need to fall below 375,000 to signal sustainable job growth. They haven't been that low since February.

    "September is shaping up to be another difficult month for the job market," said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody's Analytics.

  • Republicans stepping up criticism ahead of debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans seeking the presidency have spent months pitching glossy versions of themselves to voters, but they now find their rivals highlighting the unspoken caveats in their records.

    Ahead of Thursday afternoon's candidate forum and an evening debate in swing-state Florida, their advisers telegraphed the criticism each campaign was likely to use. As most of the candidates plan a two-day trip to the hard-fought swing state, they are ramping up their rhetoric against each other.

    For instance: Texas added jobs during the economic recession under Gov. Rick Perry's leadership. But unemployment went up last month and is at the highest level since 1987, rival Mitt Romney noted.

  • Forecasts point to modest holiday growth

    NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers just got an early Christmas gift: Americans are expected to spend more than they did last year during the holidays.

    Retail revenue in November and December is expected to be up 3 percent during what is traditionally the biggest shopping period of the year, according to research firm ShopperTrak said Tuesday.

    The sales prediction, which matches the outlook from the International Council of Shopping Centers on Friday, would be below last year's 4.1 percent spike — and the 5-plus percent gains during boom economic times. But it's still above the 2.6 percent average gain over the last 10 years and is considered respectable growth given the down economy.