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  • Bahrain locked down after 5 protesters killed

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's leaders banned public gatherings and sent tanks into the streets Thursday, intensifying a crackdown that killed five anti-government protesters, wounded more than 200 and turned a hospital into a cauldron of anguish and rage against the monarchy.

  • Government shutdown? GOP, Democrats swap charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a deepening struggle over spending, Republicans and Democrats swapped charges Thursday over a possible government shutdown when money runs out March 4 for most federal agencies.

    "Read my lips: We're going to cut spending," declared House Speaker John Boehner. He pledged that the GOP-controlled House would refuse to approve even a short-term measure at current funding levels to keep the government operating.

  • Martinez targets social promotion of students

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and a bipartisan group of lawmakers want to stop promoting public school students to the next grade if they lack required basic skills.

    Martinez joined Republican and Democratic lawmakers at a news conference on Thursday in support of legislation to halt the practice of "social promotion."

  • Top 10 Movies 02-17-11

    1.  “Just Go With It,”
    $30.5 million
    2.  “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” weekend gross, $29.5 million
    3.  “Gnomeo and Juliet”
    weekend gross, $25.3 million
     4.  “The Eagle,” weekend gross, $8.6 million
    5. “The Roommate,”
    weekend gross, $8.1 million
    6.  “The King’s Speech,”
    weekend gross, $7.2 million
    7.   “No Strings Attached,” weekend gross, $5.8 million

  • LA Happenings 02-17-11

    Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites singers to join them in song. Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, their 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.
     

  • Out and about 02-17-11

    Talks

    Dr. Kelly Hays-Gilpin, Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University, will speak about the modern experience of women in archaeology at 6 p.m. Friday at History Museum Theater using the Washington Avenue entrance of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. Cost for members is $13, $16 for non members, plus service fees. Purchase tickets through the Lensic Box Office, 988-1234. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. For more information call the FOA hotline: 992-2715 ext. 8.

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 02-17-11

    1.  Black and Yellow, Whiz Khalifa
    2. Grenade, Bruno Mars
    3.  Firework, Katy Perry
    4. F**kin’ Perfect, P!nk
    5. I Need a Doctor, Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey
    6.  Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris and
    DJ Frank
    7.  Rocketeer, Far*East Movement featuring Ryan Tedder
    8. What’s My Name? Rihanna
    featuring Drake
    9.  Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor), Pitbull featuring T-Pain

  • This week on PAC-8, Feb. 17-23

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

    Friday, February 18, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 2-08-11)
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM New Mexico History Conference
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Stone Calendars”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

  • Best Sellers 02-17-11

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

  • Lose Yourself: Eminem only wins 2 of 10 Grammys

    LOS ANGELES — The Grammys love Eminem. Over his decade plus career, they’ve showered him with 13 Grammy Awards — and gave him two during this year’s ceremonies.
    But their love for Eminem seems to only extend to the rap categories. Despite being regarded as one of music’s geniuses, he has never won a Grammy outside of the genre — a streak that continued on Sunday.