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  • Nation wilts as heat wave spreads eastward

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans withered under yet another day of searing sun Friday as a heat wave spread in earnest into the urban core of the Northeast, while warnings about excessive heat stretched from Kansas to Maine and the Carolinas.

    Temperatures were forecast near or into the triple digits Friday and into the weekend.

    The high temperatures and smothering humidity will force up the heat indexes. Boston's 99 degrees on Friday could feel like 105 degrees; Philadelphia's 102 degrees like 114 degrees and Washington, D.C.'s 103 degrees could seem like 116.

  • James Murdoch contradicted by his ex-legal manager

    LONDON (AP) — James Murdoch was under pressure Friday over claims he misled lawmakers about Britain's phone hacking scandal, as a lawmaker called for a police investigation and Prime Minister David Cameron insisted the media scion had "questions to answer" about what he knew and when he knew it.

  • Top 10 Movies 07-21-11

    1.  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” weekend gross, $169 million
    2.  “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,”  weekend gross, $21.3 million
    3.  “Horrible Bosses,” weekend gross,
    $17.7 million
    4.  “Zookeeper,” $12.3  million
    5. “Cars 2,” weekend gross,
    $8.4 million
    6.  “Winnie the Pooh,” weekend gross,
    $7.8 million
    7.   “Bad Teacher,” weekend gross,
    $5 million

    8.  “Larry Crowne,” weekend gross,
    $2.6 million

    9.  “Super 8,” weekend gross, $1.9 million

  • Out and about 07-21-11

    Art openings

    An exhibition of the Santa Fe Railway’s Couse calendar prints opens with a public reception from 1-4 p.m. July 31 in the chapel of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. The exhibition of the 23 color lithographic prints of paintings by E.I. Couse that appeared on the Santa Fe Railway calendars between 1914 and 1938 will continue to be on view by appointment through mid-October. For an appointment to view the exhibit or to tour the Couse home and studio, call 575-751-0369.

  • LA Happenings 07-21-11

    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.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 07-21-11

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

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

    3. Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    4. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

    5. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    6.   The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga
    7.  How to Love, Lil Wayne
    8. Good Life, OneRepubli
    9.  Tonight Tonight, Hot Chelle Rae
    10. E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

     

  • This week on PAC-8, July 22-28

    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, July 22, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (7-11-11)
    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 -“World War II: One Soldier’s Story”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, July 23, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

  • Comic-Con kicks off with fans, flicks, costumes 


    LOS ANGELES — Calling all superheroes, zombies, space aliens, comic-book lovers and kids of all ages: Comic-Con is here.
    The pop-culture convention, which annually draws thousands of costumed fans to San Diego, begins Thursday, but the die-hards (and those with weekend-long passes) will get a peek at the colorful convention floor on Wednesday night.
    Hundreds of exhibitors and more than 130,000 guests are expected to pack the San Diego Convention Center for the sold out, four-day event.

  • Best Sellers 07-21-11

    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.

  • Travelers scale Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Whether you’re an armchair traveler or an active one, the county libraries are offering “novel destinations” for the imagination and stories to savor from around the globe.
    Last September, former County Councilor Robert Gibson, County Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith and their friend Chris Ortega, decided to undertake a trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
    Along with three others from New Mexico, the local adventure travelers devised a trip of a lifetime to scale the fabled mountain and to explore the Serengeti National Park, home to some of the largest herds of wildlife in Africa. Immortalized in Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” the 19,340-foot mountain seems to epitomize one of the most mythical spots on earth.