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Today's News

  • Rep. Jim Hall reports on Special Session

    We are now a few days into the Special Legislative Session.  Before things get really busy, I would like to update citizens of House District 43 on my experience to date and first impression as a new legislator.

  • Top 10 Movies 09-08-11

    1.  “The Help,” weekend gross, $14.5 million
    2.  “The Debt,”  weekend gross,
    $9.9 million
    3.  “Apollo 18,” weekend gross, $8.7 million
    4.  “Shark Night 3D,” $8.4  million
    5. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” weekend gross, $7.9 million
    6.  “Colombiana,” weekend gross,
    $7.4 million
    7.   “Our Idiot Brother,” weekend gross,
    $5.4 million

    8.  “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” weekend gross, $5.1 million

    9.  “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,” weekend gross, $4.8 million

  • Out and about 09-08-11

    Art openings

    Three exhibitions will open at the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico, 238 Ledoux St., Taos. “Oli Sihvonen: The Final Years” will open Sept. 17; “Black Mountain College and “New Mexico” and “Onward” will open Sept. 24. For more information, visit www.harwoodmuseum.org, or call 575-758-9826.

    Book signings

    Linda Mae Valencia, a Rio Rancho resident, will sign her book, “God, the Angels and Me,” from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Albertsons, 3001 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe.

  • LA Happenings 09-08-11

    Music

    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 09-08-11

    1. Moves  Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    2.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People

    4.  Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars

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

    6. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
    7. How to Love, Lil Wayne
    8. Good Life, OneRepublic
    9. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
    10. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine

  • This week on PAC-8, Sept. 9-15

    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, September 9, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (9-06-11)
    02:30 PM JR Oppenheimer Lecture – Paul
        Nurse – “Great Ideas of Biology
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society - “Oppenhimer 1954 Security Proceedings”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, September 10, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

  • Novel's two storylines never seem to succeed

    Anyone looking for reading material guaranteed to put them to sleep at night should pick up “My God, What Have We Done?” by Susan V. Weiss (Fomite Press, 2011).
    The novel is an awkward blend of two storylines, one set in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project and the other following the married life of a couple identified simply as Pauline and Clifford.
    Pauline — who narrates the Pauline/Clifford storyline — is one of the most monotonous characters ever written. Pauline vacillates about her marriage from the time of her engagement through the end of the novel, and seems incapable of taking any action that would make her life more fulfilling.

  • Restaurant Inspections 09-08-11

    Editor’s note: The Los Alamos Monitor will begin running restaurant inspection reports for Los Alamos, Española and Santa Fe in “Diversions” as they become available.

     Los Alamos

  • Celebrity News 09-08-11

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may be ending their personal relationship, but their professional one lives on.
    Anthony and Lopez launched their fashion lines — the Marc Anthony Collection and the Jennifer Lopez Collection — on Wednesday.
    Forty-two-year-old Anthony marked
    the launch with a ribbon cutting at Kohl’s department store in downtown Jersey City, N.J. Lopez did not attend.
    He says: “I always had Jennifer as a soundboard and vice versa. I’m really happy about her line and I saw all the work that she put into it.”

     

  • Mann talks about art, gardening and photography

    The Los Alamos Master Gardeners and the Los Alamos Photography Club feature, “Art, Gardening and Photography,” presented by Charles Mann, at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
    There are many who would  tell us how to photograph our gardens, but who can tell us why we want to photograph them? Mann, a professional garden photographer, has pondered the issues of art, beauty, nature and photography and has some insights, observations and conclusions to share, along with a panoply of photographs from across the gardening spectrum. Mann suggests that people learn to use their cameras as a tool to renew their enthusiasm for gardening as well as to  revive their appreciation for the hidden beauty all around them.