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  • ‘Billy the Kid’ explores Hispanic link

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — His mythical exploits and jail escapes made this son of Irish immigrants one of the nation’s most famous Old West outlaws. Yet fewer know that the man widely known as Billy the Kid was a central figure in a violent, Irish-English land war in New Mexico, and was beloved by Mexican-American ranchers who felt discriminated against by racist white bankers and land thieves.
    And the Kid’s end came only after he refused to abandon his Mexican-American teen girlfriend.

  • This week on PAC-8, Dec. 16-22

    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, December 16, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (12-06-11)
    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 – “At
        Home on the Slopes of the Mountains”
    07:00 PM  Udall Update
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, December 17, 2011

  • Lowe’s pulls ads from show about Muslims

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decision by retail giant Lowe’s Home Improvement to pull ads from a reality show about American Muslims following protests from an evangelical Christian group has sparked criticism and calls for a boycott against the chain.
    The retailer stopped advertising on TLC’s “All-American Muslim” after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”
    The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five families from Dearborn, Mich., a Detroit suburb with a large Muslim and Arab-American population.

  • VIDEO: Wheldon Suffered 'Non-Survivable' Head Injury

    IndyCar said Thursday that driver Dan Wheldon was killed when his head hit a post in the fencing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, contact that created a 'non-survivable injury' to the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

  • Top 10 Movies 12-15-11

    1.  “New Year’s Eve,” weekend gross,  
    $13  million
    2.  “The Sitter,”  weekend gross,
    $9.8 million
    3.  “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
    Part 1”,  $7.8 million
    4.  “The Muppets,” $6.9  million
    5. “Arthur Christmas,” weekend gross,
    $6.5 million
    6.  “Hugo,” weekend gross,
    $6 million
    7.   “The Descendants,” weekend gross,
    $4.3 million

    8.  “Happy Feet Two,” weekend gross,
    $3.6 million

    9.  “Jack and Jill,” weekend gross,
    $3 million

  • LA Happenings 12-15-11

    Music
    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.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Recurring Events 12-15-11

    Weight loss
    T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings in Whittier Hall at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. For more information, call Lorri at 672-3407 or Francine at 672-1736.

    Biking
    Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club members ride each Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the hospital parking lot. Newcomers are welcome.

    Table tennis
    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets to play table tennis from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays in the lower level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Three tables are available.
    For more information, call Avadh at 667-5227; Harry at 662-0532; or Ed at 662-7472.

  • Alex Scheinker displays work

    Village Arts will present the work of Alex Scheinker through January. Scheinker, born in Moscow and raised in New York, is a more recent resident of New Mexico. He credits a visit to Touching Stone Gallery in Santa Fe with his inspiration to begin working in the Sumi-e traditional style of Chinese ink painting.
    “I had never seen so much texture, such stark contrast, such powerful simplicity and I was instantly thinking, how did they do this? What is it? I want to do this,” he said.

  • A divine visitation

    Tlatelolco, Mexico — 1531. Years of torture and slavery made the native population less than accepting of the Spanish Catholic forces now dominating their lands; but one event transformed the beliefs of thousands of Aztecs. One of their own was visited by a celestial messenger promising protection for his people and the direct word of God, if a temple was built in her name.
    Each December, millions celebrate the anniversary of her appearance to the native Juan Diego, many of these celebrations are in New Mexico. It is said that those who pray to her witness miracles for themselves and for others.

  • Who watches the watchers?

    SANTA FE — The state Law Enforcement Academy is still having big problems.
    This time it involves police, who have been fired, moving to similar jobs in other communities because the Academy never files statewide charges against the officer.
    The Albuquerque Journal in a copyrighted story has covered the present situation well. The following is a review of what happened three years ago when the academy was called on the carpet. Both times the problem apparently was disinterest by Attorney General Gary King.