Today's News

  • TV show on Muslims takes on Sept. 11 attacks 

    NEW YORK (AP) — A television show about members of a Muslim community in Michigan is focusing what may be its second-to-last episode almost entirely on the conflicted feelings that its featured participants have about marking anniversaries of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
    The episode of TLC’s “All-American Muslim” airs Sunday (10 p.m. EST). The series attracted attention earlier this month when a conservative Christian group called on advertisers to boycott the series, calling it “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”

  • This week on PAC-8, Jan. 13-19

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

    Friday, January 6, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (12-20-11)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    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”
    07:00 PM  Udall Update
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, January 7, 2012
    6:00 AM UCTV
    Sunday, January 8, 2012

  • Restaurant Inspections 01-05-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Better Day Coffee, 905 W. Alameda
    Date inspected: Dec. 27, pre-opening
    Actions: Permit issued. Restricted menu: coffee, tea, soda, juice, milk, food from approved sources, baked goods from Plaza Bakery, salads from providers.

    Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S. Guadalupe
    Date inspected: Dec. 29, complaint
    Violations: One high-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — hand washing sink obstructed, no soap; one moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — food scales, tomato slicer were not cleaned and sanitized; Notify NMED by Jan. 10 of compliance.

  • Recurring Events 01-05-12

    Weight loss

    T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings in Whittier Hall at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. For more information, call Lorri at 672-3407 or Francine at 672-1736.


    Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club members ride each Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the hospital parking lot. Newcomers are welcome.
    Table tennis

    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets to play table tennis from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays in the lower level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Three tables are available.  For more information, call Avadh at 667-5227; Harry at 662-0532; or Ed at 662-7472.

  • Lawsuit filed over ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ injuries

    SANTA FE (AP) — A New Mexico woman working as a production assistant on the set of the movie “Cowboys & Aliens” has filed a lawsuit claiming she was seriously injured during filming near Santa Fe.
    The sci-fi Western starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig was filmed in various locations throughout New Mexico and topped the box office charts when it opened last summer.
    Lawyers for Tiffany Patterson said she was pulled through the air more than 100 feet before being tossed to the ground. Her lawyers describe her injuries as “massive” after a large filter screen used for filming scenes took off in high winds.

  • Eazy-E’s son not killed in Texas car wreck

    ANNONA, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities said Saturday that they mistakenly identified the son of the late NWA frontman Eazy-E as one of eight people killed in a two-car collision.
    Department of Public Safety Trooper Ryan Case said Eric Wright Jr.’s name was on a rental agreement for one of the cars that collided Friday in East Texas. He says Wright was mistakenly listed as killed but actually was not involved in the wreck.
    Wright, who raps under the stage name Lil’ Eazy-E, posted on Twitter that close friends died. Those killed in the rental car were: Debra Thompson of Long Beach, Calif.; and Curtis Sanders, Michael Mathis, Lawrence Bridnac III, of Compton, Calif.

  • Hugh Jackman on Broadway translates into cold cash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman has left Broadway with a lot of broken hearts — and records.
    The hunky Australian actor’s one-man Broadway concert show closed on Sunday afternoon at the Broadhurst Theatre after having earned $2,057,354 in its final week, the highest weekly gross recorded by the Shubert Organization, which owns the Broadhurst and 16 other Broadway theaters.
    Over its 10-week run, Jackman earned a whopping $14,638,428, producers said. He now owns 10 of the 11 top grossing weeks at the Broadhurst.

  • Some like it hot ... or not

    Hot chile on a cold day usually hits the spot, unless the chile lacks heat.
    On a recent trip to Española, a visit to Los Arcos was in order. The main motivation for the trip was to order chicken fried steak. A generous portion, it was offered with either white or brown gravy, a side of calabacitas and choice of potatoes (mashed, baked or in the French fry form).
    A few months had lapsed since the last visit to Los Arcos and all it took was a quick glance at the menu and I soon realized I wasn’t going to get what I wanted that day.
    The chicken fried steak is still on the menu, but instead of brown gravy, it’s now offered with white pepper gravy. When I asked the waitress if brown could be substituted, she said no.

  • Learn about New Mexico through the Centennial Lecture Series

    The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the community to its 2011-2012 lecture series.  This year, the Centennial Lecture Series celebrates 100 years of Los Alamos History and New Mexico Statehood.
    Lectures are the second Tuesday of the month in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public, thanks to Los Alamos National Bank and the donations of members of the Historical Society.
    The New Mexico Humanities Council is also co-sponsoring this lecture.

  • Just Clowning Around

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre starts 2012 with Herb Gardener’s classic American play, “A Thousand Clowns.” Directed by veteran director and actor Richard Klamann, “A Thousand Clowns” tells the story of a young boy who lives with his eccentric uncle Murray, who is forced to conform to society in order to keep custody of the boy.

    Unemployed television writer Murray Burns (Patrick MacDonald) lives in a cluttered New York City one-bedroom apartment with his 12-year-old nephew, Nick (Sequoyah Adams-Rice).