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  • This week on PAC-8, Nov. 25-Dec. 1

    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, November 25, 2011
    Happy Thanksgiving – No local programming
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    09:30 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    04:00    PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    04:30 PM Democracy Now!
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, November 26, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, November 27, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • ‘Breaking Dawn’ rises to $283.5M worldwide

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Twilight Saga” has staked out another huge opening with a $139.5 million first weekend domestically and a worldwide launch of $283.5 million.
    The domestic total gives “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” the second-best debut weekend for the franchise, after the $142.8 million launch for 2009’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” ‘’Breaking Dawn” did more than half of its business, $72 million, on opening day Friday, while the movie’s debut weekend was the fifth-best on record.
    Opening in 54 overseas markets, “Breaking Dawn” pulled in $144 million internationally, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Restaurant Inspections 11-24-11

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

    Santa Fe

    Angel’s Bakery, 394 Los Pinos Road
    Date inspected: Nov. 16
    Violations: One low-risk violation for floors/walls/ceilings — the wall by the three-compartment sink is not sealed.
    Status of establishment: Approved

    Aztec Café, 317 Aztec St.
    Date inspected: Nov. 15

  • Photos of Las Conchas Fire on exhibit

    The public is invited to visit the Historical Museum from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 13 for the opening reception of “Las Conchas Fire Community Photographs,” an exhibit featuring 44 photographic images submitted by local residents of Los Alamos and neighboring Northern New Mexico communities.
    The exhibit will be on view in the museum throughout the month of December.
    The photographs on display in this exhibition offer an inspired public response to the impact and destruction of Las Conchas on Northern New Mexico in the early weeks of the summer of 2011.
    During the fire, many residents of Los Alamos and neighboring communities took photographs of smoke plumes, burning mountains and the men, women and aircraft sent in to battle the blaze.

  • 'Frosty Windows, Starry Skies'

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Frosty Windows, Starry Skies: Tales for the Midwinter,” a storytelling event for people of all ages. Adults, as well as children who are excellent readers, are welcome to audition. This is the opportunity to get on stage and tell a story. Performances will be Jan. 27, 28 and 29.
    This event is for those who are good storytellers, or who like reading stories. Auditions for prospective storytellers will be from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. Auditions will be at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar Street.

  • 'The Nutcracker' returns to Duane Smith Auditorium

    First performed in 1892, “The Nutcracker” did not gain popularity outside of Russia until the 1940s. Tchaikovsky’s score, combined with Petipa’s original choreography, is now the most popular ballet performed in the world.
    Countless interpretations of the holiday classic exist. There are art-deco Nutcrackers, circus-themed Nutcrackers, all-male Nutcrackers and hip-hop Nutcrackers, to name a few of the themes and twists. 

  • Giving Thanks: The Conquistador Way

    Thanksgiving is a celebration of life’s blessings. A time to share an enormous feast with loved ones in honor of the year’s successful harvest.  

    The Thanksgiving holiday has long been associated with the historical tale of a ship, the Mayflower, which carried a group of pilgrims to Plymouth Rock, Mass. in 1621. Few would associate the holiday with Spanish conquistadors, armored soldiers and Catholic friars.

  • Judge clears Vigils of abuse charges in newborn's death

    State District Judge Michael Vigil has ruled that prosecutors lacked evidence to pursue abuse charges against Katrina Vigil and her parents in the September 2010 death of Grey Vigil.

    Judge Vigil said Wednesday in a Santa Fe courtroom that there is no probable cause to charge Katrina Vigil, 25, with abuse or neglect in the death of her newborn son who lived just 11 days after being born in her parents Los Alamos home.

    The judge, who is not related to the Vigils, issued the ruling based on autopsy findings that showed the baby was born with critical brain defects that likely would have resulted in the child's death regardless of medical care. Additionally, Judge Vigil said he saw no evidence presented that indicated Grey Vigil was abused.

  • VIDEO: Preparations underway for Macy's Parade
  • Plane with 3 men, 3 children crashes in Arizona--video extras

    PHOENIX (AP) — A small airplane slammed into a sheer cliff in the mile-high mountains east of Phoenix and exploded, killing the six people onboard, including the pilot and his three young children who were to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with him, authorities said.

    The body of one child was recovered and dozens of sheriff's search and rescue personnel worked Thursday to recover the remains of the other victims, said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.