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  • DIY mover plans LA location

    The Los Alamos Board of Education voted to approve a lease for a U-Haul facility at Pueblo Complex, a former school property that is still owned and managed by the district, located at 1900 Diamond Dr.

    The franchise, which is synonymous with do-it-yourself moving and storage, is actually an added location for a business that’s been operating in Pojoaque.

    U-Haul had a facility on DP Road at one time, but parking problems and other issues caused the business to give up the location, according owner/operator Victoria Work.

    At the LAPS board meeting, the assets manager for the Los Alamos Public School District Joan Ahlers, told the board the company is only interested in a six-month lease.

    “U-Haul is a little nervous,” Ahlers told the board. “They haven’t been treated with open arms necessarily, so they are a little skittish.” She added that hopefully things will work out for the company and they will be able to extend the agreement into a one or two year lease.

    She also told the board that the moving service plans on being good neighbors with the other businesses.

  • Ticket Sales 01-24-13

    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.)

  • Chastain films takes top spots

    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.

  • Chavanne to give presentation, lecture

    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.

  • This Week on PAC-8, Jan. 25-31

    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

  • Restaurant Inspections 01-24-13

    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

  • Get a paddler’s perspective

    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.

  • Learn the art of Romanian Point Lace

    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.

  • LACS celebrates 70th anniversary

    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.

  • Sports Briefs 01-24-13

    K of C free throw contest is Saturday

    The local Knights of Columbus organization will host its annual Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The free throw contest will start at 1 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium. It is open to boys and girls ages 10-14.
    There is no charge for participation. Registrations will be accepted starting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Parental consent is required and parents or guardians must be present during the competition.
    Additional information can be obtained by calling 670-6717.

    LALL hosting meeting at Mesa Public Library

    An informational and organizational meeting for the upcoming Los Alamos Little League season is set for Tuesday.
    The meeting will be at 6 p.m. It will be in Mesa Public Library’s third floor meeting rooms.
    Anyone interested in coaching, helping organize or serving on the board for this year’s LALL season is invited to attend.

    Spring sports meeting set for Feb. 7