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  • This week on PAC-8, Sept. 2-8

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

    Friday, September 2, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (8-23-11)
    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 -“Chasing Oppie: Oppenhimer, the Bomb and the Cold War”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, September 3, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

  • 'The Help' reigns again over storm-soaked weekend 

    LOS ANGELES — “The Help” remained Hollywood’s top draw with $14.3 million on a slow late-summer weekend whose business was even more sluggish as many East Coast theaters closed to ride out the storm there.
    Irene was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Sunday, but the weekend already was a lost cause for many theaters in its path. Studio executives estimate that about 1,000 theaters shut down for at least part of the weekend and that business may have been off 15 to 20 percent because of the storm.

  • Raby: An emotional quilt

    Many visual artists remember creating art from a very young age. For Umi Raby, this is true but with a twist. Raby grew up in South Korea, where she studied classical piano, vocal training, writing and traditional Korean music in her early years, winning the Aja University literature award for poetry when she was 15.
    By 16, she was performing on stage in “pansori,” a type of Korean opera, as well as “samul nori,” a traditional Korean percussive music. Raby’s career started in theater but she soon decided to pursue a career in design. After working in design and architecture for 10 years, she moved to the United States in 2000. While living in Santa Fe, she began to channel her art through painting.

  • Jeter, Kelly break up

    NEW YORK — Derek Jeter is a free agent again.
    After three years together, the Yankees captain has broken up with Minka Kelly, the actress’ representative told The Associated Press.
    Jeter, in Baltimore for a series against the Orioles, would not comment.
    Kelly was a frequent visitor to Yankee Stadium while the two were dating.
    In a rare public display of their relationship, Kelly was included in the HBO documentary on Jeter’s chase for 3,000 hits, “Derek Jeter 3K.”
    Kelly is best known for her role in “Friday Night Lights” and is now filming ABC’s remake of “Charlie’s Angels.”


  • Best Sellers 09-01-11

    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.

  • Los Alamos Big Band says thanks

    The Los Alamos Big Band, under the direction of Jan McDonald, will host a free community concert and dance from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 9 at Fuller Lodge.  McDonald, a renowned jazz musician and former director of the Los Alamos High School Marching Band, said, “Los Alamos has been good to us for so many years. We’d like to give back, especially now after the fire and evacuation. We want to provide an opportunity for the community to relax and have a good time. We thought this (free performance) would be a good way to say ‘thanks’ and lift everyone’s spirits after a difficult summer.”

  • Take a Sunday hike with PEEC on Anniversary Trail

    On Sunday, September 4th, Janie O’Rourke will lead a hike for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 11 a.m. Sunday, along the Anniversary.  This two to three-mile hike has steep sections and affords beautiful views.
    The Anniversary Trail was dedicated in 1993 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the town of Los Alamos. The east end of the trail follows the alignment of the original road constructed in 1921 for Los Alamos Ranch School and the homesteaders living on Los Alamos Mesa.  
    Forty years later, building materials for the Manhattan Project had to be hauled up to Los Alamos using the steep and narrow switchbacks that had been hewn into the mesa bluff.

  • Here comes the bogey man

    He thrashes his head from side to side, giant red lips opening and closing, as he moans and groans at the crowd. He flails his huge paper mache arms and sometimes flips the crowd the bird. He sports a different color of hair each year and his bowtie, cummerbund and cuffs are always a different color, too; something that onlookers have come to anticipate. Sometimes he wears earrings, other times his lobes are bare.
    The fire dancer taunts him with a torch, while dancing around the 50-foot effigy. He never knows when his flowing tunic will be ignited, sparking the end to his “life,” which in turn incites a roar of approval from the crowd, complete with whistling and chants of “Burn him! Burn him!”

  • Authorities raid pot farm at Bandelier--video extra

    BANDELIER – A Blackhawk helicopter used large baskets attached to long ropes to haul out 9,000 marijuana plants found growing in rugged terrain deep inside Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument Thursday.

    Authorities discovered the clandestine crop while conducting a flood survey of the area by helicopter following a heavy rainfall on Aug. 23. Officials launched the raid on the marijuana field at 4:40 a.m. Thursday and had dismantled the sophisticated operation by nightfall.

    The marijuana was taken to an undisclosed location and burned.

  • Keep Trinity Drive four lanes

    Sept. 6, 7 p.m., at the community building the county council will make a final vote on changing Trinity Drive to two lanes with nine roundabouts.  
    The cost is estimated at $40 million!  
    Please attend  this vital meeting.

    Phyllis B. Holland
    Los Alamos