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  • 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.

  • One act theatre festival opens LALT season

    Those who have never experienced live theatre will have the opportunity to do so.
    Theatre is a unique experience, much different than a movie or sporting event — it is all about stories, emotion and local talent. Los Alamos Little Theatre presents the “8x103” one act play festival, opening Friday.
    The title, “8x103” represents eight 10-minute plays to make up a festival, and the three symbolizes LALT’s third such production, with others in 2006 and 2008. The included plays depict world views, relationships and  even a trip to France.

  • Best Sellers 09-08-11

    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.

  • Abiquiú: More than just O’Keeffe country

    Nestled in the hills about 22 miles north of Española sits a village rich in history. It’s a “blink and you might miss it” kind of place, but the scenery surrounding the village is astounding, especially during autumn.
    With its red clay, stone formations  and stunning foliage along the Chama River, Abiquiú offers plenty of photo opportunities for visitors.
    These days, the area is known as Georgia O’Keeffe country because the New York artist made her home in Abiquiú, but it is steeped in history tied to the Abiquiú Genízaro Land Grant.

  • JV girls XC team earns big win

    Amanda Mercer led the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls junior varsity team to a big win over the rest of the cross country field at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational.
    The UNM race was held at the school’s North Golf Course.
    The Hilltopper girls JV finished with 22 points, one-quarter that of the Eldorado, the competition’s runner-up. The Hilltoppers placed four runners in the top five and all five scorers in the top nine to win the race going away.
    Mercer finished the course in 20:34 to hold off Rebecca Castillo of Volcano Vista by 5.8 seconds.
    The race was the season opener for both Los Alamos’ boys and girls JV teams.