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  • This week on PAC-8, Dec. 2-8

    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, December 2, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (11-08-11)
    02:30 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer – Breast Cancer Update
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “At Home on the Slopes of the Mountains”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, December 3, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 12-01-11

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

    Los Alamos

    Café Sushi, 3801 Arkansas Ave.
    Date inspected: Nov. 29
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    El Parasol, 1903 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: Nov. 29
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — cutting boards needs to be replaced. Grooves are too deep. Must be able to clean properly and contact surface needs to be smooth.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.
    Date inspected: Nov. 17, pre-opening

  • Next legal step uncertain for O’Keeffe art

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fisk University’s decade-long quest to generate cash from a 101-piece art collection donated by the late painter Georgia O’Keeffe is one step closer to fruition.
    But it is unclear how quickly the historically black university in Nashville will be able to complete a $30 million deal to sell a 50 percent stake in the collection to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark.
    Under the agreement, the artworks including O’Keefe’s own 1927 oil painting “Radiator Building — Night, New York” — would move between Fisk and the Arkansas museum every two years.

  • The first lady of New Mexico poetry

    Sharon Snyder, author of “At Home on the Slopes of Mountains: The Story of Peggy Pond Church” and “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau,” will sign her books from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    Church, author of the Southwest classic, “The House at Otowi Bridge,” has been called the first lady of New Mexican poetry.
    Using Church’s poems, journals, correspondence and interviews with friends and family, Snyder paints an emotional life portrait.
    The biography traces an historic life through canyons and ruins, trails and tall pines, a great flood and the loss of her home to the Manhattan Project of World War II.

  • Audition for LALT’s production, ‘The Giver’

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold auditions for its February-March 2012 production, “The Giver” by Lois Lowery, directed by Mimi Adams and produced by Pat Beck.
    Auditions will run Dec. 2-4, with callbacks on Dec. 5. There are parts available for adults and children.
    Those interested in auditioning are asked to prepare a 60-90 second non-Shakespearian monologue.
    They will also read from audition sides taken from the script. Script and audition sides are available for overnight checkout at Mesa Public Library.
    Those auditioning should be prepared to indicate possible rehearsal and performance schedule conflicts.

  • Local artist to offer talk at Jewish Center

    Local artist Diana Bryer will give a talk titled, “Guardians of Hidden Traditions,” from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Los Alamos Jewish Center, 2400 Canyon Road. Refreshments will be served.
    Bryer’s work has the universal power of myth and magic. She paints the people and history of Northern New Mexico from her studio in Chimayó. She will talk about her experience as a Jewish woman artist and how she was moved to paint Crypto-Jewish subjects. Bryer will also be available to autograph posters.

  • Art for the Holidays captures the magic of a Los Alamos Winter

    “It just doesn’t feel like December,” Karen Wray said as she was preparing her gallery for the annual Art For the Holidays show, which opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. today.
    Normally, Wray feels very in tune with the coming of winter; landscape painters are deeply sensitive to seasonal changes. Her focus and immersion in leaves turning, the blooming of springtime, the heat of summer and the crisp starkness of winter is evident in the artwork she creates and curates in her gallery. The new pieces leaning against the wall capture the magic of a Los Alamos Winter.  

  • Winterfest blows into town

    From the musical ballet, the “Nutcracker,” to the sounds of carolers singing holiday classics, Los Alamos will celebrate an “enchanted” holiday with a number of holiday-related events, starting with the three-day Winterfest weekend, Friday through Sunday.
    The cast of the Dance Arts Los Alamos group will help kick off the holiday festivities with a presentation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, the “Nutcracker,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Saturday hosts a variety of activities. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fuller Lodge will have an open house with various musical performances.

  • Unemployment aid applications up 2nd straight week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week, a sign the hiring market is recovering at a slow and uneven pace.

    Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 402,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications had been below 400,000 for three straight weeks.

    The four-week average, a less volatile measure, was mostly unchanged at slightly below 400,000.

    The average fell to a seven-month low two weeks ago. Weekly applications had been declining for two months.

    The recent increases aren't enough to suggest things are getting worse, economists said.

  • Boy busted for burping in class

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Burping in class was enough to get one Albuquerque boy handcuffed by a police officer, arrested and hauled off to a Juvenile Detention Center according to a civil rights lawsuit. The school principal, a teacher and a police officer are named in the suit.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the incident happened last May at Cleveland Middle School after the boy "burped audibly" in his P.E. class.

    The lawsuit alleges the boy was transported to the juvenile center without his parents being notified. It also details a separate incident on Nov. 8 when the same student was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched as he was accused of selling pot to another student.