Today's News

  • Venus joins Serena on tourney sidelines

    PARIS (AP) — Used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour.
    Now 31, and figuring out from day to day how to handle an illness that saps her strength, Williams was on the wrong end of a lopsided 60-minute defeat in the second round of the French Open Wednesday.
    Looking glum and lacking the verve that carried her to seven Grand Slam titles in her career, Williams barely put up any resistance and lost 6-2, 6-3 to No. 3-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at Roland Garros.

  • Topes Notes 05-31-12

    Isotopes pick up shutout win
    The Albuquerque Isotopes evened their series Wednesday night against the New Orleans Zephyrs, shutting out the Zephyrs 4-0 on the road.
    A trio of Isotopes pitchers combined for the shutout against New Orleans, with Stephen Fife (4-4) going six innings to earn the win.
    The shutout came just one night after Albuquerque was held to two hits at New Orleans. The third game of the series is tonight with John Ely (4-3) scheduled to start on the bump.
    Fife, who lowered his season ERA to 5.43, pitched around seven New Orleans hits, a walk and a hit batsman in his six innings of work.

  • Slowing Things Down

    Fans relax and take in an evening of slowpitch softball at X. Lovato Field in White Rock Wednesday.

  • LA gets no one on All-State 4A teams

    Only three teams were represented on this year’s All-State Class 4A softball first team and Los Alamos wasn’t one of those four.
    Five players from Piedra Vista were named to the first team for the 2012 season by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which does the statewide selections. Just behind Piedra Vista was Los Lunas, which earned four selections, while Aztec outfielder Dakota Kaufman was the lone representative from the rest of Class 4A.
    The remainder of the state fared only slightly better on the second team All-4A roster, with Artesia placing four players and Farmington getting one slot. Aztec had three more second team selections and Piedra Vista had one more. No Hilltoppers were named to this year’s All-State teams.

  • Off The Hill 05-31-12

    Art openings

    Professor Ralph Lewis, painter and teacher, will present new watercolors and drawing at the Weyrich Gallery/The Rare Vision Art Galerie, titled, “Renewal of Grand Country.” The show will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at 2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the exhibition of James Harvard, “Staying Ahead of the Beast.” This exhibit spans 40 years of painting with an emphasis on his “Abstract Illusionist” era, featuring paintings, archival boxes and sculptures dating from the late 1970s to 2012. The show opens June 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Book signings

  • Best Sellers 05-31-12

    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.

  • Top 10 Singles 05-31-12

    1. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    2. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    3. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    4. We Are Young, fun.
    5. Starships, Nicki Minaj

    6. Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
    7. What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
    8. Glad You Came, The Wanted
    9. Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
    10. Drive By, Train

  • Hatfields and McCoys big draw for History

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s nothing like a backwoods blood feud to excite television viewers on Memorial Day.
    The first part of the History network’s miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” was seen by 13.9 million viewers on Monday night, more than 17 million when the immediate repeat was added in, the Nielsen company said. The numbers held up for part two on Tuesday, which was watched by 13.1 million, Nielsen said.
    Those are huge numbers in the cable television world. No scripted series on the broadcast networks last week came close. By contrast, Fox’s series finale of “House” last week reached 8.7 million people.

  • Funky Winkerbean and its creator graying together

    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Like two aging baby boomers, “Funky Winkerbean” and creator Tom Batiuk have turned gray and have experienced their share of life’s ups and downs in a 40-year run on the funny pages.
    Batiuk, 65, has morphed his characters over the years from mop-headed beatniks to graying 60-somethings, much like the changes for Batiuk, his hair over his collar in the 1970s but now graying and cut short.
    The story lines have changed, too, from high school hijinks and awkward teen dating moments in the early years to dealing with more adult issues like alcoholism, suicide and fighting cancer. His latest hot topic story line during May: two boys who want to go to the high school prom together.

  • This week on PAC-8, June 1-7

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

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (5-22-12)
    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 –“New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

    Sunday, June 3, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom