Today's News

  • Lack of parts slows probe into NM coke plane crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A twin-engine plane carrying cocaine was destroyed when it crashed into a New Mexico lake, authorities said Thursday as they continued working with few clues into what caused the accident and how many people were aboard.

    A preliminary report posted on the Federal Aviation Administration's website Wednesday lists the crash as an accident and says the airplane was destroyed, but the only other information in the short posting was the note: "Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances into a lake. Unknown person/s on board."

    Authorities have said only fragments of human remains have been recovered.

  • State News at a Glance 04-28-11

    Rio Grande flow could drop significantly

    SANTA FE — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has issued a dire prediction for the future of the Rio Grande. The government says the river’s water supply could decline 7 to 14 percent on average by midcentury as a result of a warmer climate.
    The forecast was presented during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting in Santa Fe Wednesday. The state climatologist told the gathering much of New Mexico is experiencing extreme drought conditions with below-average river flows because of a dry winter.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports the hearing included a rundown on this year’s drought as well as a scientific perspective on the problems posed by climate change in the future.

  • Top 10 Movies 04-28-11

    1.  “Rio,” weekend gross, $26.3 million
    2.  “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” $25 million
    3.  “Water for Elephants,” weekend gross, $16.8 million
     4.  “Hop,” $12.1 million
    5. “Scream 4,” weekend gross, $7 million
    6.  “African Cats,” weekend gross, $6 million
    7.   “Soul Surfer,” weekend gross, $5.4 million

    8.  “Hanna,” weekend gross, $5.2 million

    9.  “Insidious,” weekend gross, $5.2 million

    10.  “Source Code,” weekend gross, $5 million

    Source: www.the-movie-times.com

  • Out and about 04-28-11

    Art openings
    Fine tapestry artist Donna Loraine Contractor brings a solo exhibition of new work to Taos’ Weaving Southwest May 3-31. An opening reception and meet the artist opportunity for the show will be from 6-8 p.m. May 7 at the Weaving Southwest, 106A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.

    Jennifer J.L. Jones will exhibit, “Serenata,” new paintings at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. May 27. The exhibit continues through June 12.

    Art shows
    The Contemporary Clay Fair will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail.

    Book signings

  • LA Happenings 04-28-11

    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, 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.
    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 25 Singles 04-28-11

    1.  S&M, Rihanna featuring
    Britney Spears
    2. E.T., Katy Perry featuring
    Kanye West
    3.  Just Can’t Get Enough,
    The Black Eyed Peas
    4. Down On Me, Jeremih
    featuring 50 Cent
    5. F**k You (Forget You), Cee Lo Green
    6.   Rolling in the Deep, Adele
    7.  Look At Me Now, Chris Brown
    featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
    8. On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez
    featuring Pitbull

    9.  Till the World Ends, Britney Spears
    10.  Judas, Lady Gaga
    11.  The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars
    12. Blow, Ke$ha
    13. Born This Way, Lady Gaga
    14. Written in the Stars,
    Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner

  • Elvis, Ali photos tell stories of two icons

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa.  — In a culture saturated with celebrity magazines, paparazzi and red carpets, it’s hard to imagine capturing an image of a young Elvis Presley alone on the sidewalk in New York. Or a picture of Muhammad Ali at play with neighborhood kids in a parking lot.
    No screaming fans, no camera flashes, no entourages.
    These unguarded moments are among dozens featured in “Ali and Elvis: American Icons,” a pair of photography exhibits sharing gallery space through May 15 at the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pa., about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. This is the first time the exhibits have been displayed together.

  • This week on PAC-8, April 28-May 4

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

    Friday, April 29, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    09:30 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 4-19-11)
    03:00 PM Troop 22 Eagle Court of Honor Program
    04:30 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society -“Stories from the Secret City of Oak Ridge”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, April 30, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, May 1, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • 'Rio' speaks louder than 'Madea'

    LOS ANGELES — Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg’s talking birds have edged out Tyler Perry’s sass-talking grandma at the weekend box office.
    Hathaway and Eisenberg’s animated family adventure “Rio” took in $26.8 million to remain the No. 1 movie for the second-straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” debuted a close second with $25.8 million, another solid opening for writer-director Perry, who also stars as boisterous, opinionated grandma Madea.
    Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson’s circus romance “Water for Elephants” premiered in third-place with $17.5 million.

  • Best Sellers 04-28-11

    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.