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  • This week on PAC-8, March 3-9

    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, March 4, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 3-01-11)
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM New Mexico History Conference – John O. Baxter
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Bengt Carlson”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today

  • Celebrity News 03-03-11

    Zsa Zsa Gabor taken
    to hospital by ambulance

    LOS ANGELES — Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to a hospital Wednesday in an ambulance  when blood flow stopped to her leg, a publicist said.
    Doctors ordered the ailing 94-year-old actress to go to UCLA Medical Center because of the problem with her left leg, publicist John Blanchette said.
    Most of Gabor’s right leg was amputated in January because of gangrene.

  • Congressman tops 'Jeopardy' computer

    WASHINGTON — Turns out it really does take a rocket scientist to beat Watson, the “Jeopardy”-winning computer.
    U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey — a five-time champion during the trivia show’s original run 35 years ago — topped the IBM computer Monday night in a “Jeopardy”-style match of congressmen vs. machine held at a Washington hotel.

  • 'H.M.S. Pinafore' comes to Los Alamos

    Opera Alta and the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos present a condensed concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” or “The Lass that Loved a Sailor,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage St.  
    Enjoy a tongue-in-cheek look at authority based solely on class distinctions and romance that refuses such confinement, all in the world’s perkiest and wordiest music ever written.     

  • Man does not live on bread alone

    Otowi Station, an official sponsor the 2011 Empty Bowls event, began selling tickets and bowls on Feb. 27. Patrons can choose a bowl from an assortment of locally sculpted and painted ceramic bowls to add to their home collections, or choose from one of hundreds of bowls at the event.
    Self Help, Inc., will host this year’s Empty Bowls event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 12 at the Betty Erhart Senior Center. In addition to a luncheon featuring homemade soup, bread and dessert, the event will also include a silent auction and live music.

  • Restaurant review: A taste of Japan in the Española Valley

    Sometimes deciding what to eat for dinner can be harder than trying to solve a calculus problem, especially when you’re in the mood for something different.
    Luckily, Jo-Ji’s Sushi and Teppan Grill located at 1508B N. Riverside Drive in Española can help anyone out of their culinary doldrums.
    Located in a strip mall, between a cell phone store and a defunct pizza buffet joint, the restaurant isn’t much to look at from the outside, but once inside, the atmosphere changes.

  • Remembering a 'chicanesque' poet

    Teatro Paraguas will present “Jim Sagel, poeta nuevomexicano,” a tribute to the poet, writer, instructor and long-time Española resident at 7 p.m. Friday in the the Univeristy of New Mexico-Los Alamos Lecture Hall (Bldg. 2). The event is free and open to everyone.
    Sagel was an instructor at UNM-LA for a number of years. He was director of the Division of Humanities at UNM- LA, a post he held until his untimely death (by suicide) in 1998.

  • LALT presents Moonlight and Magnolias

    Moonlight and magnolias is a phrase used to describe the beauty, serenity and romanticism of the South before the Civil War, as experienced by the landed gentry. The popular film “Gone with the Wind” exemplifies this feeling. The South’s wealthy landowners lost everything they held near and dear in the Civil War, and so moonlight and magnolias was forevermore tarnished. Today, films like “Gone with the Wind” have the ability to temporarily, but perfectly, restore this long-lost feeling to a fortunate audience.

  • System failings on display

    The failings of America’s public education system are, I suppose, clearly on display in Wisconsin.
    In recent weeks that state’s governor, Scott Walker, has found himself embroiled in a battle that, given the merits of the case, seems to fly in the face of common sense.
    Wisconsin, like New Mexico, like Illinois, like California, like Indiana – ay yi yi, we could go on, yes? – is basically broke. In the red. Still, thousands of public employees have stormed its capitol in Madison and demanded more.

  • State News at a Glance 03-03-11

    Bingaman keeps an eye on oil prices, supplies

    ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said continued turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa could lead to disruption  of oil supplies and even higher prices.
    Bingaman, the New Mexico Democrat and chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said it would be appropriate for President Barack Obama to be ready to consider tapping the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve if the situation deteriorates further.