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  • 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

  • Restaurant Inspections 05-31-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Golden Dog Nostrani
    Date inspected: May 23, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed

    Holiday Inn Express, 3450 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: May 24
    Violations: One high-risk violation for unsafe sources — one item held in refrigerator for more than seven days. Item destroyed. Corrected.
    Notes: Not approved for cooling foods — only heat and serve.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Los Postores, 1406 Third St., Suite C
    Date inspected: May 21, pre-opening, opening
    Violations: None

  • PEEC exhibit features wildlife

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program will kick off with a Taxidermy Museum with animals from Yukon Wildlife Studio June 5.
    Visitors are welcome to drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The event is free for PEEC members and $5 per family for non-members at the door.

  • King reads from 'Mother Earth's Stretch Marks' June 7 at Ruby K's

    T. Jackson King, archaeologist, science fiction author and poet, will read from “Mother Earth’s Stretch Marks” at 6 p.m. June 7 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café.
    Tickets to the event are $10, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.
    In a recent interview, King discussed his poetry about the natural world.

  • Get a taste of Taos

    A quick drive through Taos yields little more than scenic beauty. However, that’s one of the things that attracts visitors to the town. Taking time to explore the downtown area will reveal not only a place that’s rich in history, but also an extensive art scene.
    Those who have visited — and fell in love with — Santa Fe are sure to enjoy Taos. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the area offers a variety of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, climbing, llama trekking, camping, horseback riding and of course, a plethora of art galleries, shops and restaurants.

  • New Lab Turns SD Gold Town Into Scientific Hub

    Nestled nearly 5,000 feet beneath the earth in the gold boom town of Lead, S.D., is a laboratory that could help scientists answer some pretty heavy questions about life, its origins and the universe

  • Today in History for May 31st
  • Bomb threat snarls evening commute -- More updates

    The Truck Route was closed for about 45 minutes Wednesday afternoon because of a bomb threat at the SOC shooting range at TA-72 on Los Alamos National Laboratory property.

    “Someone called about 3:45 p.m. and said there was a bomb on the shooting range,” LANL spokesperson Kevin Roark said. “The Truck Route was closed. Emergency management responded and the area was checked out by a bomb-sniffing dog. The road reopened at 4:22 p.m.”

    As a result, that caused a massive backup on the Truck Route and N.M. 502 heading east. Traffic was back to normal about 5:30 p.m

    Roark said, “These things are extremely rare and I can not remember the last time there was a bomb threat. We have a protocol and we followed it.”

  • Police: Mailed Body Parts From Same Man

    Early testing shows that a severed foot sent to the headquarters of Canada's ruling Conservative party, a severed hand found in another package and a torso found in a garbage heap in Montreal all come from the same man, police said Wednesday.