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  • Wis. governor warns of layoffs, talks to Democrats

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

  • Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers hired in February at the fastest pace in almost a year and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent — a nearly two-year low.

    The economy added 192,000 jobs last month, with factories, professional and business services, education and health care among those expanding employment. Retailers, however, trimmed jobs. State and local governments, wrestling with budget shortfalls, slashed 30,000 jobs, the most since November. Federal government hiring was flat.

  • Oil rises to near $103 as Libya conflict escalates

    Oil prices rose to near $103 a barrel Friday as Libyan government and rebel forces dug in amid fierce fighting while protests restarted in the capital Tripoli, raising investor fears of protracted oil output cuts.

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for April delivery was up 82 cents at $102.73 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 32 cents to settle at $101.91 on Thursday.

    In London, Brent crude for April delivery was up 86 cents to $115.65 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

  • Former youth pastor gets 18 years on child porn charge

    Former Los Alamos youth pastor Matthew Nichols, 62, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison to be followed by registration as a sex offender and lifetime supervision, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales. The sentence also includes a $10,000 fine.

    Nichols was a youth minister at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church when he was indicted on six charges last June. 

    In an agreement with prosecutors, Nichols pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and attempted distribution of child pornography.

  • Otowi Station's Best Sellers 03-03-11

    1.  “Tomie’s Little Mother Goose,”
    Tomie DePaola

    2.  “American Prometheus,”
    Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
     3.  “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    4.  “Anathem,” Neal Stephenson
     5.  “The Green Glass Sea,” Ellen Klages
    6.  “Minding Frankie,” Maeve Binchy
    7.   “The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien
    8.  “The Imperfectionists,” Tom Rachman

  • Top 10 Movies 03-03-11

    1.  “Hall Pass,” weekend gross, $13.5 million
    2.  “Gnomeo and Juliet,” weekend gross,
    $13.4 million
    3.  “Unknown” weekend gross, $12.5 million
     4.  “I Am Number Four,” weekend gross, $11 million
    5. “Just Go With It,”
    weekend gross, $10.5 million
    6.  “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” weekend gross, $9.3  million
    7.   “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,” weekend gross, $7.6 million

  • Out and about 03-03-11

    Art receptions

    A solo exhibition of new paintings by George Rush will be presented by David Richard Contemporary. A reception for the artist will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 130 Lincoln Ave. Suite D, Santa Fe. For more information call 983-9555.

    “Slow Clay” by Willi Singleton, Susan Linnell and Myo On will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at Weyrich Gallery/The Rare Vision Art Galerie, 2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.

  • LA Happenings 03-03-11

    Music
    Rumelia will bring their traditional and contemporary music from Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey to the Pyramid Café at 6 p.m. Saturday. A $5-$10 donation is suggested.

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 03-03-11

    1.  Born This Way, Lady Gaga
    2. F**k You (Forget You), Cee Lo Green
    3.  Grenade, Bruno Mars
    4. I Need a Doctor, Dr. Dre
    featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey
    5. Firework, Katy Perry
    6.  F**kin’ Perfect, P!nk
    7.  S&M, Rihanna
    8. Never Say Never, Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith
    9.  Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E
    10.  Black and Yellow, Wiz Khalifa
    11.  Hold It Against Me, Britney Spears

  • 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