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Today's News

  • Mexican president declares 3 days of mourning

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared three days of mourning Friday for the 52 victims of a casino fire set by presumed drug traffickers, branding the attackers "true terrorists" and ordering authorities to offer a $2.4 million reward for their capture.

    Calderon also once again lashed out at the United States, saying it is not doing enough to reduce the country's high demand for illicit drugs or to stop the illegal trafficking of U.S. weapons into Mexico.

  • Economic growth at a virtual standstill in Q2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent annual pace this spring, slower than previously estimated. The downward revision will likely increase fears that the economy is at risk of another recession.

    Fewer exports and weaker growth in business stockpiles led the Commerce Department to lower its estimate for the April-June quarter from its previous rate of 1.3 percent growth. That means the economy expanded only 0.7 percent in the first six months of the year.

  • Search for county administrator nears next phase

    The deadline for applications for the County Administrator’s position was Aug. 14. Semi-finalists have been chosen and Prothman Company, an executive search firm hired by the county, is conducting interviews. Council will decide on finalists in a closed session on Sept. 6 and announce their choices soon afterward. The public may meet the finalists at a reception at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Pajarito Room in Fuller Lodge.

  • Top 10 Movies 08-25-11

    1.  “The Help,” weekend gross, $20 million
    2.  “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”  weekend gross, $16 million
    3.  “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,” weekend gross, $11.6 million
    4.  “Conan the Barbarian,” $10  million
    5. “The Smurfs” weekend gross,
    $7.8 million
    6.  “Fright Night,” weekend gross,
    $7.7 million
    7.   “Final Destination 5,” weekend gross, $7.7 million

    8.  “30 Minutes or Less,” weekend gross, $6.4 million

    9.  “One Day,” weekend gross,
    $5 million

  • Out and about 08-25-11

    Art openings

    An opening reception for Joan Bohn and Leslie Tejada’s mixed media show will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200B Canyon Road, Santa Fe.
    Classes

    Colcha embroidery with Beatrice Maestas Sandoval will be from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. $56-$70, materials extra. For more information, send email to education@evfac.org.

    Rag rug weaving with Sandy Voss will be from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. $168-$210, materials extra. For more information, send email to education@evfac.org.

  • LA Happenings 08-25-11

    Music

    The Blue Window Bistro will host a jazz night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday featuring the Bob Jones Quartet. The cost is $15 per person, dinner reservations are required.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     

  • Top 10 Singles 08-25-11

    1. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

    2.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
    3. Move Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    4. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    5. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars
    6.  How to Love, Lil Wayne

    7. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer
    8. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    9. I Wanna Go, Britney Spears
    10. Good Life, OneRepublic

     

  • This week on PAC-8, Aug. 26-Sept. 1

    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, August 26, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (8-23-11)
    02:30 PM JR Oppenheimer Lecture – Paul Nurse – “Great Ideas of Biology
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society -“Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011

  • Pacino, ‘Scarface’ cast celebrate film’s legacy 


    LOS ANGELES — Al Pacino says he got burned while making “Scarface.”
    Literally, he grabbed the hot barrel of a gun that had just shot 30 rounds during one of Tony Montana’s violent scenes.
    “My hand stuck to that sucker,” the 71-year-old actor recalled. He couldn’t work for two weeks.
    Pacino relayed the experience during a discussion with “Scarface” co-stars Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia and F. Murray Abraham and producer Martin Bregman at a party Tuesday heralding the film’s Blu-ray release.
    Part of the charm of the film, Pacino said, is that it wasn’t initially a hit.

  • Tests show no illegal drugs in Winehouse body 


    LONDON — Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system when she died, and it is still unclear what killed the singer, her family said Tuesday.
    The family said in a statement that toxicology tests showed “alcohol was present” in the singer’s body but it hasn’t yet been determined if it contributed to her death.
    The 27-year-old soul diva, who had battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, was found dead in her London home on July 23, and an initial post-mortem failed to determine the cause of death.