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  • This week on PAC-8, Oct. 19-25

    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, October 19, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (10-02-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Education is Hope
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Geology of the Rio Grande”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, October 20, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, October 21, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    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

    Monday, October 22, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    12:00 PM Army Newswatch
    12:30 PM League of Women Voters Candidate Forum  10-04-12
    03:00 PM The David Pakman Show
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Education is Hope
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!

  • Restaurant Inspections 10-18-12

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

    Los Alamos

    AFC Sushi Deli, 535 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: Oct. 10
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved

    Home Run Pizza, 1627 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: Oct. 10, follow-up
    Violations: One high-risk violation for improper holding — large prep refrigerator still needs to be serviced. Toss the food below cheese. Do no use unless in ice baths.

    Mi Casita, Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 10, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed, no longer doing business.

    Smith’s Bakery, 535 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: Oct. 10
    Violations: One low-risk violation for floors/walls/ceilings — flooring has lots of food product, needs cleaning.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Española

    El Rigoberto’s Mexican Food, Paseo de Oñate
    Date inspected: Oct. 9, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed, moved to Los Alamos

    Giant #862, 1616 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 10

  • Auditions for ‘VanChocStraw’

    Group auditions for Van Choc Straw will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.
    Scripts are available at the Reference Desk of the Mesa Public Library.
    Anyone who wishes to have a private audition rather than attend the group audition should contact John Gustafson at johngus@cybermesa.com or at 412-3235.
    Callbacks, if necessary, will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6.
    “VanChocStraw” (think Neopolitan ice cream), an unpublished play by Albuquerque-based playwright Mark Dunn, will be produced at Los Alamos Little Theatre in March 2013, and will be LALT’s entry into the AACTFest competition to be hosted at LALT, also in March.
    Mimi Adams is the director and Gustafson the producer. Anyone interested in helping with crew for this show is also invited to let them know of your interest. Casting will be for four women and one man.
    Characters in order of appearance
    • Althea Witlin, female, mid- to late-70s
    • Leif Morrell, male, 33
    • Mattie Pleshette, female, mid-20s to early 30s
    • Connie Morrell, female, 31
    • Ina Gluck, female, mid-70s
    This is a comedy/drama. Althea Witlin has one jigsaw puzzle among her large collection that she’s never worked.

  • Shop ’til you drop Saturday

    The 35th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair presented by the Fuller Lodge Art Center Saturday, offers a “Gateway to the Holidays” shopping experience with a showcase of artists and craftspeople. The show features more than 60 artists representing 22 communities and three states.
    The artists present a wide selection of contemporary arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative. Both two- and three-dimensional works will be featured including ceramics, fabric and fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, painting and photography. 
    This year, the Art Center is holding the fair at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. This venue will hold enough artists for variety, while still maintaining an intimate shopping experience. To help celebrate the new location, there will be a number of door prizes. Anyone who visits may enter the drawing. Pick up a ticket at the front door, go to the stage and punch a hole in the ticket, then drop it in the “draw” box on the way out. This will help the Art Center get a count of attendees and encourage visitors to wander through the whole fair, hopefully looking at many of the works displayed.

  • 'After Dark' with the Lads of Enchantment

    The Lads of Enchantment will present their Annual Barbershop Harmony Show Oct. 26 and 27 at the United Church of Los Alamos.
    This year’s show, “After Dark,” will feature the Lads of Enchantment Chorus and quartets and the Lads’ special guest, The 505 Chorus, Albuquerque’s young men’s a cappella group.
    “After Dark” takes a light-hearted look at the misadventures of Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to brighten his existence using his form of creativity.
    The foibles of Frankenstein and his assistants establish the premise for the Lads to sing traditional barbershop songs and favorites such as “Blue Moon,” “By the Light of the Silvery Moon,” “I’m Sitting on Top of the World,” Blue Velvet” and “Moonlight Bay.”
    Since the show is the weekend before Halloween, the audience is encouraged, but not required, to wear a costume and participate in a costume contest each night of the show.
    The 505 Chorus brings the energy and enthusiasm of youth and a blended sound to the show.  The 505 Chorus was founded in 2008 by four young men who wanted to compete in collegiate a cappella choral singing, which has undergone resurgence in recent years.  

  • Go down the rabbit hole with 'Alice in Indian Wonderland'

    Get a taste of India and travel down the rabbit hole with “Alice in Indian Wonderland,” from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    For the eighth year, Kavita Nandakishore and Alina Deshpande will present the “Dances of India” fundraiser. This year, it will benefit Bharat Vidyalaya, a school for children living below the poverty line in Wai, Maharashtra, India.
    Nandakishore and Deshpande teach Kathak and Bharatnatyam dance classes at the Y. Deshpande teaches Kathak, an East Indian classical dance that involves combinations of hand and foot movements set to a combination of beats, while Nandakishore teaches Bharatnatyam, a classical dance from South India that combines postures, drama, expression and rhythm in an attempt to “embody the divine beauty, charm, rhythms and symbols that exist in heaven as a means of spiritual elevation,” according to the Y’s website.

  • PRObE ribbon cutting set for today at LANL Research Park

    The new PRObE (Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment) Center will hold a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. today at the Research Park.

    The PRObe is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is a collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Technical Institute, University of Utah and Carnegie Mellon University.

    The ribbon-cutting event will celebrate the New Mexico Consortium's two-year, $10 million partnership with the NSF and LANL in the culmination of building the world's first high performance computing research facility that allows computer scientists to test supercomputing operating systems at scale.  No other system in the world provides this ability at this scale.

         

  • Sports Update 10-18-12

    LAGC tee times pushed back

    Los Alamos Golf Course announced later tee times starting Friday.
    Due to lower morning temperatures and frost, the first tee times of the day will be scheduled for 9 a.m. The later start times will begin Friday.
    More information can be obtained by calling LAGC at 662-8139.

    Yum Run returns Oct. 27

    The eighth annual Ruby K’s Yum Run is scheduled for Oct. 27.
    The Yum Run includes a 5K run/walk event and a 10K run/walk, as well as a 1K non-competitive fun run. All races start and finish at Ruby K’s on Central Avenue.
    Price for participation is $30 per person for the 5K and 10K races or $90 per family and $15 per person or $35 per family for the 1K.
    All proceeds from the Yum Run event will go to benefit LA Cares.
    Entry forms are available online at rubykbagel.com or may be picked up at Ruby K’s Los Alamos Fitness Center, the YMCA or Mesa Public Library.

    Pickleball group playing at YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting an afternoon pickleball group at its gymnasium.
    Pickleball is a tennis-like sport which uses wood paddles and a Whiffle ball that’s played on a badminton court.
    The pickleball group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA.

  • LA and Santa Fe will be playing for the inside track in 2-4A Friday night

    It’s the single biggest game of the year for both squads.
    If either the Los Alamos Hilltopper or Santa Fe Demon football teams have aspirations to earn the District 2-4A title, they will have to pick up a victory over the other Friday night.
    Los Alamos will host Santa Fe at 7 p.m. Friday. The winner will have clear sailing to the district championship, while the loser will likely be shut out from the 2012 playoffs completely.
    The Hilltoppers opened the 2-4A season with a big 34-0 win over the Bernalillo Spartans last week in Bernalillo.
    In last week’s game, Los Alamos faced a very good running quarterback in Ralf Olguin.
    This week, Los Alamos will face the best running quarterback and one of the top all-around athletes the district has to offer, Jordan Booth-Homer.
    Booth-Homer is averaging better than 4 yards a carry and has 6 rushing touchdowns.
    If that was all Santa Fe’s offense featured, things would be simple for the Hilltopper defense, but Santa Fe also sports one of the district’s best running backs, Anthony Abeyta. Abeyta, a 170-pound senior, is on pace for a 1,000-yard season and is averaging nearly 7 yards per carry.

  • Brothels rescue cash-strapped Greek soccer team

    LARISSA, Greece (AP) — The world's oldest profession is giving a whole new meaning to love of the game.

    Players on a cash-strapped Greek soccer team now wear pink practice jerseys with the logos "Villa Erotica" and "Soula's House of History," two bordellos it recruited as sponsors after drastic government spending cuts left the country's sports clubs facing ruin.

    Other teams have also turned to unconventional financing. One has a deal with a local funeral home and others have wooed kebab shops, a jam factory and producers of Greece's trademark feta cheese.

    But the amateur Voukefalas club — whose players include pizza delivery guys, students, waiters and a bartender — has raised eyebrows with its flamboyant sponsorship choice.

    "Unfortunately, amateur football has been abandoned by almost everyone," said Yiannis Batziolas, the club's youthful chairman, who runs a travel agency and is the team's backup goalkeeper. "It's a question of survival."