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Today's News

  • Stocks plunge as economic, Europe worries continue

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is in the midst of its biggest retreat since the financial crisis.

    The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as many as 400 points Thursday afternoon. It is now down more than 1,200 points since July 21. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is down 3 percent, bringing it nearly 11 percent below its recent high of 1,363 reached on April 29. A decline of 10 percent or more is considered to be a market correction.

    The Vix, a measure of investor fear, shot up nearly 25 percent. It is up 77 percent for the quarter, which began July 1.

  • Unemployment aid applications tick down to 400K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, a sign the job market may be improving slowly.

    Weekly applications for unemployment benefits edged down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 400,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the lowest level in four months. The previous week's figure was revised upward from 398,000 to 401,000.

    The four-week average, a less volatile figure, dropped for the fifth straight week to 407,750. That suggests there is a downward trend in layoffs.

  • Out and about 08-04-11

    Art openings

    An opening reception for Michael Schultheis’s “Spherical Triangles of Menelaus,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at David Richard Contemporary, 130 Lincoln Ave., Suite D, Santa Fe.

    An opening reception for Peggy McGivern’s 2nd Annual Exhibition, “Legends and Myths,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. For more information, visit www.ActOneGallery.com or call 575-758-7831.

  • LA Happenings 08-04-11

    Music
    Enjoy the music of Albania, Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece with Rumelia at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Pyramid Café. A suggested donation of $7-$10 is requested.

    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 08-04-11

    1.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

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

    3. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    4. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    5. Rolling in the Deep, Adele
    6.   How to Love, Lil Wayne
    7.  Tonight Tonight, Hot Chelle Rae
    8. The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga
    9.  Good Life, OneRepublic
    10. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars

     

  • This week on PAC-8, Aug. 5-11

    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 5, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (8-02-11)
    03:00 PM Start up Ceremony of the MW Turbine at the Abiquiu Hydroelctric Facility
    04:00 PM The House of Yahwah
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society - “Recollections of Operation Crossroads”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011

  • Top 10 Movies 08-04-11

    1.  “Cowboys and Aliens,” weekend gross,
    $36.4 million
    2.  “The Smurfs,”  weekend gross,
    $35.6 million
    3.  “Captain America: The First Avenger,” weekend gross, $25.5 million
    4.  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ,” $21.9  million
    5. “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” weekend gross,
    $19.1 million
    6.  “Friends with Benefits,” weekend gross,
    $9.2 million
    7.   “Horrible Bosses,” weekend gross,
    $7.1 million

    8.  “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” weekend gross, $6 million

  • Best Sellers 08-04-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • SFO's production of 'Wozzeck' is full of scandal

    The 2011 season at the Santa Fe Opera has certainly provided a variety of entertainment. Beginning with a classic like “La Boheme” and moving to the comedy of “The Last Savage,” we end the season in tragic scandal with “Wozzek.”
    Directed by Daniel Slater and conducted by David Robertson, “Wozzek” (Richard Paul Fink) is the story of a poor army private that earns extra pennies by shaving his captain (Robert Brubaker) and subjecting himself to a doctor’s (Eric Owens) medical experimentation.

  • Roswell: It's out of this world


    If Texas is like a whole other country, then Roswell, N.M. is like a whole other universe. From fast-food restaurant signs welcoming aliens to the UFO Alien Museum downtown, Roswell embraces and even revels in its history.