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  • 1.  “The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization,” Peter M. Senge

    2.  “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,” Malcolm Gladwell

     3.  “The World Almanac and Book of Facts,” The World Almanac
    4.  “Superfreakonomics, Illustrated Edition: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance,” Steven Levill
     5.  “The Girl with the Dragon
    Tattoo,” Stieg Larsson

  • This week we find many students involved in spelling bees and science fairs. Sometimes it takes an incentive to get them involved the first time. Many students realize that the incentive is prizes and that gets the fish on the hook.
    Bless the teacher that gives extra credit, before or after the fact. Even for adults, sometimes the only incentive for doing anything additional is the overtime pay.

  • Speaker and Los Alamos Living Treasure Dorothy Hoard will give an illustrated talk on dendroglyphs of the Valles Caldera at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    In the 19th and into the 20th century, raising sheep was a major industry in northern New Mexico. Shepherds spent May through September isolated with their flocks in highland grasslands. They recorded their presence during these lonely times by carving on aspen trunks.  Lumbermen, cattlemen and even road construction workers added their names over the years.

  • Los Alamos High School Student Council raised awareness for cancer at school last week by selling different-colored bracelets. Each color represents a different type of cancer. The bracelets will be on sale at LAHS in the Auxiliary Gym lobby everyday at lunch for $2 each. The proceeds will benefit cancer research. While they are hoping to raise some money, their primary focus is to make students aware of these types of cancers and their effects. The colors include; blue, teal or white, purple and pink, representing prostate, cervical, testicular and breast cancer.
     

  • Los Alamos High School Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Michael Gyurik was selected as the 2011 New Mexico All-State Honor Orchestra. The 28-member group performed a concert on Jan. 6 at Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus.

  • Chamisa Elementary School Principal Debbie Smith and pronouncer Judy Crocker, poses with Chamisa spelling bee winners on Wednesday afternoon. From left to right: Karyssa Garcia, first place (fourth grade); Brandon Bao, second place (sixth grade); Andy Shinn, third place (sixth grade); and Sonyia Williams, alternate (fourth grade)
    The winners proceed to the county bee held Tuesday night at Chamisa.

  • Summit Garden Club members Priscilla Hardekopf, left, and Margaret Hanson, are shown with scrapbooks and a “crazy hat” from past events of the club, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a luncheon Feb. 2.  Past and present members are welcome. Call Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315 for more information.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • The Black Hawks of Los Alamos Middle School took a trip to the Valles Caldera in December with a second visit slated for this month. Teacher Stephanie Kratntz, along with eight parent volunteers and four LAMS staff members, wanted students to be inspired and gain a better understanding of the natural world through observations and inquiry science, as they survey and monitor wildlife.The trip was made possible by a grant from the LANL Foundation and PEEC and

  • Best Selling Author Tom Bird is offering free downloads of his book, “You Were Born to Write,” to the general public.
    Anyone who enrolls in his writing class at UNM Continuing Education, will also receive a free copy of his book, “You Were Born to Publish,” as well as a copy of his subliminal CD, which offers help on removing writer’s block.
    Bird is the author of 21 books. He has also made over 3,800 appearances at colleges and universities sharing his Tom Bird Method of Writing and Publishing.

  • Well-known master gardener Martha Davis will teach an introductory-level gardening class called “The Gardener’s Calendar” from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 1 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    Have you ever wondered when a good time of year would be for some gardening task? What do gardeners do in the winter? The class will take you on a tour of the gardening year and share ideas about times for composting, making new beds, planting trees, starting seeds indoors, starting native plants and perennials, pruning, grafting, etc.

  • Otowi Station Bookstore and the Blue Star Mothers of America are partnering to collect gently used books to send to U.S. servicemen, women and veterans. Contributors may drop off books during business hours at Otowi Station Bookstore, 1350 Central Avenue.
    “Our customers have already brought in enough books to fill four large cartons,” said Ellen Ben-Naim, coordinator of the project at Otowi Station. “We’re so happy to help get books into the hands of men and women serving in all branches of our armed forces.”

  • For the past several years, the Los Alamos Photography Club has helped promote the appreciation of photography in Los Alamos County. This year is no different, as the LAPC, in conjunction with Mesa Public Library, hosts the 16th Annual Los Alamos Photographers’ Show.

  • Seven people — three women, four men; five Europeans, two Americans — all have the same goal: to make a new life for themselves in an emerging nation. How their lives intersect and collide is the subject of Reid Rosenthal’s best-selling debut novel, “Threads West: An American Saga.” Rosenthal will sign his book, which re-creates and celebrates the Rocky Mountain West of the mid 1850s, at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Otowi Station.

  • When the credits appeared on the movie screen for “Black Swan,” I turned to my sister with my best “shocked and amazed” face. She whispered to me, “I’m glad I never danced in Swan Lake.”
    Indeed. This classic ballet takes a complete psychotic turn in the movie. Yet, despite the horrible hallucinations and the terrible paranoia, “Black Swan” is fabulous. And I am not going nuts here.

  • The Santa Fe Opera and University of New Mexico School of Fine Arts have embarked on a joint production of a new children’s opera.  The work will be performed in late 2011 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.  
    The American composer Stephen Paulus is writing the opera, based on the children’s story, “Shoes for Santo Niño,” by Peggy Pond Church.   Andrea Fellows Walters, the Opera Director of Education and Outreach, is the librettist.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It seems only fitting that, at a Golden Globes ceremony where the host humorously insulted nearly every A-lister in the room, the big winner was a movie about a guy who riles up everyone on campus with his new and invasive website.
    And that’s exactly what Ricky Gervais, and “The Social Network,” did Sunday night.

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

    Friday, January 21, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay
    02:00 PM Classic Movie
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM The LA Times
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

  • For people with diabetes, selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a challenge. The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, will offer a series of free cooking classes for people with diabetes and their family members or caretakers.

  • The Piñon Panthers started out the new year doing good deeds for the needy. Prior to the break, Kristen Martines and her second and third graders did a community service project collecting pajamas for Safe House in Albuquerque.