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Articles from the May 20, 2010 edition

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I’d rather not be nudged

On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine ran what amounts to a puff piece about Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s longtime friend, former colleague, and current regulation czar. It was penned by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, who is...

 

Their view: Candidate vows to fight corruption

Allen Weh, a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor, has this to say about government corruption: “Public corruption in New Mexico has reached embarrassing levels and has redefined “politics as usual” in our state — for the worst.... Full story

 

Primaries not looking good for incumbents

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects ours, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.... Full story

 

Don’t need feds to kill my bugs

I’m afraid of centipedes, the big ones. By the time one has grown to 11 or 12 inches long his color becomes grayish brown with yellow streaks. Plus those things are really hard to kill. We cut one’s head off once and laid him on the windowsill. F...

 

I would rather not be nudged

On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine ran what amounts to a puff piece about Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s longtime friend, former colleague, and current regulation czar. It was penned by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, who is...

 

Primaries not looking good for insiders

Freedom New Mexico This is the May of Americans’ discontent, to be made glorious this summer and fall. Tuesday, voters acted firmly against the Establishment, Democratic or Republican, in major races across the country. The major vote was in... Full story

 
 By CNJ staff    publish/News    May 20, 2010

Media turned away from citizens group meeting

Media were turned away Thursday from what was billed as a public meeting hosted by the Concerned Citizens of Curry County. CCCC President David Briseno said the meeting was intended to inform federal investigators of “injustices” occurring in...

 

Cooler temperatures hinder planting

The cool spring has slowed planting, but the moisture means an optimistic outlook for the harvest, Roosevelt County farmers have said. “The cold temperatures affected it (planting) terribly,” said Kevin Breshears, who farms and has a custom...

 

Parks manager approves swimming lessons

Bill Bizzell didn’t take long to dive in to his tenure with the city Thursday night. Only working as the city’s new parks and recreation director since Monday, Bizzell met little opposition in approving summer swimming lessons a few minutes...

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News    May 20, 2010

Small school graduations set for weekend

Dora, Elida and Floyd are gearing up for high school graduation ceremonies this weekend. Dora and Floyd have the most students graduating this year with 18 each. Elida has four graduates this year. “Their GPA is what stands out most about the... Full story

 

Clovis Christian seniors take charge of graduation

Courtesy photo The Clovis Christian School graduating class of 2010 took their senior trip to southern California. Ten seniors will graduate Friday from Clovis Christian School and they’re running their own ceremony. Each of the seniors has a part... Full story

 

Friday morning briefing: Census takes and green chili cheeseburgers

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Did you know? In the 2000 census, Portales was reported to have 11,131 people. Of the population 15 years old and older, 50.9 percent were married. Among people age 25 and older, 74...

 

Friday morning briefing: Census takes and green chili cheeseburgers

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Did you know? In the 2000 census, Portales was reported to have 11,131 people. Of the population 15 years old and older, 50.9 percent were married. Among people age 25 and older, 74... Full story

 

Clovis woman wins pageant

Kimberly Parmenter of Clovis won the elite award at the American Beauties Plus Pageant in Roswell, Ga., according to a news release. The competition included individual panel interviews, which counted for 50 percent of the score; dressy sportswear...

 

Water officials holding conservation workshop

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the city is conscientious in maintaining its parks and grounds, using the minimal water needed to keep things green and be conser...

 

Religion calendar — May 21

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Sunday Worship — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school...

 

Message of Jesus' love always the same

This past week, I read about the new Lighthouse Mission facility to be constructed this summer. Over the years, those folks, the Salvation Army and the newer Matt 25 organization have done a... Full story

 

Deployment opportunities open to civilians

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Qualified Air Force civilians can broaden their career experience and bring valuable knowledge back to the workplace by volunteering for deployments in a variety of career fields, including civil engineering,...

 

a view from under the pew: amos recalls graduation

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and... Full story

 

My turn: Pain makes us all the same

It’s been said that death is the great democracy. The up-and-coming philosopher Wendel The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy says that at 6-feet under we are separated only by the height of the granite above us. Unremitting physical pain also creates a...

 

BX renovations unveiled

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella, Army and Air Force Exchange Service commander, addresses a crowd of military spouses, airmen, retirees and officials during a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at the Cannon Air Force...

 

BX renovations unveiled

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella, Army and Air Force Exchange Service commander, addresses a crowd of military spouses, airmen, retirees and officials during a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at the Cannon Air Force...

 

Program links troops with career resources

WASHINGTON — As the United States’ economic crisis lingers, returning veterans are finding it harder to translate the skills they have learned on the battlefields onto a resume, but some employers are working with the military to bridge the... Full story

 

Program links troops with career resources

WASHINGTON — As the United States’ economic crisis lingers, returning veterans are finding it harder to translate the skills they have learned on the battlefields onto a resume, but some employers are working with the military to bridge the...

 

Expanded digital access uses same common sense

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Social networking sites are open to Air Force servicemembers and employees in the workplace. This change to policy has raised many questions about using social media officially and personally in the workplace. When...

 

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