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  • This week on PAC-8, April 6-12

    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, April 6, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (3-27-12)
    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- “Los Alamos and the Cold War”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, April 7, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, April 8, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • Restaurant Inspections 04-05-12

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

    Española

    Abedon Lopez Senior Citizen Center, Santa Cruz
    Date inspected: March 27
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for other: floor tiles/floor surface needs repair in kitchen. Repeat violation. Need to repair, easy to clean, prevent slips, trips or falls.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Carlos Vigil Middle School, 1602 Johnny Valdez
    Date inspected: March 23
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required

    McCurdy School, McCurdy Road
    Date inspected: March 27
    Violations: None

  • LAPS Fourth-graders choose LA County species

    The Los Alamos Public Schools elementary librarians and fourth graders, with help from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, have been working on a project to research and choose their favorite species for Los Alamos County.
    Librarians Beverly Baker, Marilyn Branton, Julie Goen and Jeffrey Lloyd have guided their fourth grade students in researching local mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and birds.
    Using their research, students have posted information about their creatures and arguments about why it should or should not be the representative for its species for Los Alamos, on an educational wiki. The wiki can be viewed at losalamosspecies.wikispaces.com.

  • PBS to air Bataan anniversary program

    On Dec. 15, 2011, honoring the 70th anniversary of the fall of Bataan (April 2012) and the subsequent death march, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) proposed legislation to grant the Congressional Gold Medal to the troops who defended Bataan during World War II.
    The next day, Congressman Martin Heinrich (D-NM) proposed similar legislation in the House of Representatives — H.R. 3712.
    One inspiration for this action was the documentary, “Tragedy of Bataan.” As an adjunct to “Tragedy of Bataan.” New Mexico PBS has produced a half-hour program with some of the survivors of the surrender of Bataan.   

  • Los Alamos Historical Society presents, 'Then and Now'

    History and ecology meet in a presentation on repeat photography called “Then and Now.” The free event is part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s 2011-2012 lecture series.
    Terry Foxx and John Hogan will share their experiences at 7:30 p.m. April 10. The duo are ecologists that have looked at the past to help understand the future. Each of them became interested in using photography as a tool not only to document history, but also to document change in what seems like a changeless or slowly changing landscape.

  • Rhythm & Rhyme

    Poetry combined with art is not a new concept. It’s seen in ballet, theatre and will be  part of “Rhythm and Rhyme,” Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit. The show will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
    A variety of artists combined art and poetry to showcase their talent, using different concepts. They were tasked with extracting the poetry in art, by visually bringing out love sonnets, haikus, epic adventures and nursery rhymes through their creations. They were encouraged to work as their own poet, or use others as inspiration. Approximately 37 individuals answered the FLAC’s call for artists and will show their work.

  • Painkiller sales soar around US, fuel addiction

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sales of the nation's two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients' suffering is spawning an addiction epidemic.

    From New York's Staten Island to Santa Fe, N.M., Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic rises between 2000 and 2010 in the distribution of oxycodone, the key ingredient in OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan. Some places saw sales increase sixteenfold.

  • US growth of distant suburbs falls to historic low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers' decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns.

    New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends following an extended housing bust and renewed spike in oil prices. Two years after the recession technically ended, and despite faint signs of a rebound, Americans again are shunning moves at record levels and staying put in big cities.

  • VIDEO: Today in History, Thursday, April 5th
  • Houston died face down in bathtub; cocaine in system--VIDEO EXTRA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston was found face-down in a bathtub with cocaine in her system and drug paraphernalia on the bathroom counter nearby, investigators revealed in the singer's final autopsy report released Wednesday.

    The report delivered a grim accounting of Houston's final hours nearly three months ago. The singer complained of a sore throat before an assistant suggested she take a bath before the start of a pre-Grammy Awards gala. By the time the assistant returned, Houston had drowned and was lying face down in the tub.