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Today's Features

  • Today
    Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series kicks off a new group of authors in the monthly series, at 7 p.m. with Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate Jon David. Author of six books of poetry, Davis teaches poetry writing at IAIA in Santa Fe.
    Friday
    Reservations are due to join a group of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will visit the Round House, attend the Legislature and the Governor’s Tea on Feb. 1. They invite any Republican women that would like to join them to contact Norma Tech for details, 662-7424. There is a small fee to attend the Governor’s Tea as well as reservations, due by Jan. 25. Carpooling is also being planned. For more information, contact Mary Wilhoit, 858-922-9070.
    Saturday
    Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Show Some Class,” will open with a reception from 1-3 p.m. at the art center.

  • When you take a second to make a difference, people tend to take notice.
    Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Daniel Ahrens did just that — and many people will benefit because of his compassion.
    The LAHS junior is the Speech and Debate team captain and the captain of the Lincoln Douglas debate team, but that isn’t what he was rewarded for.
    “Daniel is an outstanding student who is articulate, well-mannered and blessed with an excellent sense of humor,” said LAHS Speech and Debate coach Margo Batha.
    Ahrens is the second of four boys, the last two of which are twins, so he learned at an early age to be calm and collected.
    He is a five-year member of the YES Corps program and as such, had honed his first aid skills with years of first aid classes and lots of trail work.
    At the La Loma Invitational, the Hilltalkers 50th annual speech and debate tournament, this particular skill set came into use.
    The event hosted 235 students from all over the state, along with more than 100 adult judges and volunteers.

  • Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.
    1. “Mama,” $28.1 million.
    2. “Zero Dark Thirty,” $17.6 million. ($770,000 international.)
    3. “Silver Linings Playbook,” $11.4 million. ($700,000 international.)
    4. “Gangster Squad,” $9.1 million. ($5.7 million international.)
    5. “Broken City,” $9 million.
    6. “A Haunted House,” $8.3 million. ($1.6 million international.)
    7. “Django Unchained,” $8.2 million. ($48.1 million international.)
    8. “Les Miserables,” $7.8 million. ($19.4 million international.)
    9. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” $6.4 million. ($13.2 million international.)
    10. “The Last Stand,” $6.3 million. ($1.3 million international.)

  • NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with both her supernatural horror film “Mama” and the Oscar-nominated Osama bin Laden hunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.”
    “Mama” opened well above expectations with a box-office topping $28.1 million for Universal Pictures, according to studio estimates Sunday. Chastain also held the second spot with “Zero Dark Thirty,” for which she’s nominated by the Academy Awards for best actress. In its second week of wide release, “Zero Dark Thirty” took in $17.6 million.
    The films’ strong performances made an unlikely box-office queen out of a chameleon-like actress that even fans of “Mama” might have trouble picking out of a lineup. Chastain, whose credits range from Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” to “The Help” (for which she was also Oscar nominated), even accomplished the rare feat by besting a couple more traditional box-office stalwarts.
    Schwarzenegger’s post-governorship comeback got off to a terrible start. His action flick “The Last Stand” opened with just $6.3 million for Lionsgate, one of the worst debuts for the brawny 65-year-old star. The film came in 10th.

  • Noted French experimental writer Michel Butor, having taught in many countries around the world, was teaching at the University of Albuquerque in 1973-74 when he began a long series of communications and collaborations with French poet and Post-war School of Paris painter, Camille Bryen.
    The two men exchanged letters, drawings, paintings and collages over the course of their correspondence, which were later published in a book, “Bryen: En Temps Conjugués.” Blandine Chavanne, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes) is curating an exhibition of their work during this period and will speak about the men and their project in a lecture Feb. 4 at the Santa Fe Art Institute.
    Admisson is $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
    Author and curator Chavanne was named director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes) in 2006.
    After earning her Diplôme d’études appliquées in fine arts in 1978, Chavanne received a Diplôme from l’Ecole du Louvre in 1982 and became the curator of the City of Poitiers Museums until 1991.

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

    Friday, January 25, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (1-08-13)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Peaceful Solution
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, January 26, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Española

    Dixon Co-op Kitchen-Deli, 215 Hwy. 75
    Date inspected: Jan. 16, pre-opening
    Violations: None
    Notes: Pre-opening inspections, Dixon Co-op Kitchen-Deli propose to prepare deli-type foods, sandwiches and salads. Floor-tile, walls F.R.P., ceiling surface with paint lighting covered with diffusers. Community water will be used. Door needs screen that will seal better to keep insects/vermin out. Septic system permitted, inspected, approved. Plumbed for hand wash sink, three-compartment sink, veggie/food sink. Not installed yet, also may have auto dishwasher, hot water-type stainless steel table present. Bathroom next door, will have toilet, lavatory, soap/towels. Facility will not do any cooking, only warming of foods and cold prep. Future expansion possible, may install hood/vent system for store/range addition. Advise NMED prior to installing. Insure all equipment is ANSI/commercial-type.
    Status of establishment: Approved

  • The Los Alamos Geological Society will host a banquet and talk at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Church, featuring Dr. Paul Bauer, of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.
    This talk is a geo-photo-journey down the northern Rio Grande, with an emphasis on the river hydrogeology and the evolution of the sublime landscape.
    It will include some thoughts on the birth and adolescence of the river, where it gets its water and its system of springs.
    They will also explore the geologic setting of rapids along the river, the Tertiary battles between water and lava and tidbits of riverside human history.
    Bauer is a principal geologist and associate director at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources at New Mexico Tech.
    He received a doctorate in geology from New Mexico Tech in 1988. He served as manager of the state’s Geologic Mapping Program for 12 years and was program coordinator for the New Mexico Decision-Makers Field Conferences for 10 years, a program designed to bridge the gap between earth scientists and policy makers.
    Since his first Taos Box rafting trip in 1980, he has spent much of the last 30 years investigating the geology and hydrogeology of north-central New Mexico. He has led many field trips to the area, including educational whitewater rafting tours.

  • Local embroiderers have an opportunity to learn Romanian Point Lace and Surface Embroidery from guest teacher Sylvia Murariu, at a workshop, April 27 and 28.
    The class, “Gentle Zephyr,” is sponsored by the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America and is open to non-members.
    It will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the classroom of the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Registration with a deposit for $70 must be received by Feb. 15.
    The cost of the two-day session will be less than $90.
    The exact amount depends on expenses and number of participants. In addition, the price of the kit, which contains complete materials to stitch this flower cluster, is $85.
    This new form of expression incorporates Jacobean style crewel embroidery, Romanian Point Lace, golden coils and beads.
    The Romanian Point Lace that is a large part of this design and includes crocheted cord and needle-lace stitches.
    Murariu, a native of Romania now living in Oregon, learned this traditional form of lace making as a child.
    Over the years, her collection of stitches has grown to more than 400. She has authored books and taught the art for a number of years at venues across the country.

  • The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present “Messiah” by George Frederick Handel, from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr. Dr. Mary Badarak will direct the performance. The chorus of about 80 singers and the orchestra ensemble of about 40 musicians, are featured in this performance.