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  • Celebrity News 02-24-11

    Artist sues Kevin Costner to force sculpture sale

    DEADWOOD, S.D. — An artist who created a bronze sculpture for Kevin Costner is suing the actor to force him to sell the work of art.
    Peggy Detmers says she spent more than six years creating the sculpture of 14 bison and three American Indian hunters for a resort Costner had planned to open in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
    The Rapid City Journal says Detmers values the sculpture at $2.2 million.

  • This week on PAC-8, Feb. 24-March 2


    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, February 25, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 2-22-11)
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM New Mexico History Conference – Nancy Bartlitt
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Stone Calendars”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today

  • Hollywood rarely crowns British monarchy

     LOS ANGELES— It may seem as though Academy Awards voters would be a bunch of fawning monarchists, considering how often the ceremony has been a love fest for all things English. But British kings and queens generally wind up losers at the Oscars.
    If “The King’s Speech,” a saga about Queen Elizabeth II’s dad, makes good on its status as best-picture favorite on Sunday, it would become the first film with a British monarch as its central figure to win the top prize in the 83-year history of the Oscars.

  • Amazon offers free online movies to Prime members 


    NEW YORK — Online shoppers subscribing to Amazon.com’s premium membership are getting a new entertainment feature that will allow them to watch movies over the Internet, just as they can through Netflix’s rapidly growing video subscription service.

  • UNM-LA presents music for the masses

    Where can you hear a bagpiper, violinists, cellists, a choir doing HMS Pinafore, a bluegrass band, a saxophone quartet, all kinds of piano music (including piano duets) and other types of performances?
    The answer is the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Music Marathon. The Marathon will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Donations will be accepted and will help upgrade campus laboratory facilities and support student scholarships.

  • Fuller Lodge Art Center brings the outside in

    The Fuller Lodge Art Center has been transformed into a living, breathing homage to the great outdoors for it’s new exhibit “Outside In.”
    Entering the Art Center is a feast for the senses as water trickles from the mouth of a ceramic reptile created be Florida Artist Eberhard Basler, Valentina Devine’s textural fabric forms reminiscent of bamboo veil what awaits around the next corner and shaped wood, clay and pine needle vessels rise up to kiss drawings and pastel work.

  • Jazzing it up

    Los Alamos is rapidly becoming a jazz town.
    Following on the heels of local jazz performances by trumpeter Jan McDonald and the John Trentacosta Trio, the Los Alamos Community Winds and the Los Alamos Big Band are joining forces to present an evening of music and dancing called, “And All That Jazz,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Admission is free.

  • Saudi man charged with plotting terrorist attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A young college student from Saudi Arabia studying chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday.

    "It is war ... until the infidels leave defeated," the student wrote in online postings.

  • Iraqi PM to country: Stay away from Friday protest

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister warned his people to boycott a planned anti-government protest scheduled for Friday, saying it was being organized by supporters of Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida.

    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki gave no proof for his assertion in a nationally televised speech Thursday, which echoed similar blanket statements he's made blaming terrorists and Saddam loyalists for an array of problems in the country.

  • Toyota recalls 2.17 million vehicles in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.