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Articles from the December 27, 2012 edition

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Euphemisms don't change ethics

Following libertarian principles is inseparable from being a decent human being. Even kindergartners are taught the libertarian principles: Don't start a fight by throwing the first punch and don't take other people's stuff. It really is that simple....


Fiscal cliff no-win situation for Republicans Fiscal cliff no-win situation

MONA CHAREN compared Santa Claus to Democrats and Republicans to God in a recent column. Here's a snippet: Who wants a fantastic job? Unemployment is high, so there ought to be many candidates. The job is leader of the Republican Party. As leader,...


Lady Rams advance to tourney finals

ROSWELL — Style points weren't in abundance, but the Portales Lady Rams did enough right to advance to Friday's finals of the Roswell Goddard Holiday Classic. Freshman Kambrey Blakey scored six of her team-high 13 points in a decisive 12-4...


Crews work together to fix storm-whitened winter roads

Before most drivers take a deep breath and steer their vehicles onto storm-whitened winter roads for the morning commute, a small army of public employees have been there first, usually, to make the roads as passable as possible. These are the...


My Turn - No fun like game night

It may be sad or it may be just funny that as an adult person, the highlight of my week was playing Hungry Hungry Hippos and doing word search puzzles with a 6-year-old. The one day I had off this week for the holidays was a good one, because it... Full story


Events Calendar - Dec. 28

Today Zamora Team Roping — 6 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Open. Information: 505-469-4388. Saturday Zamora Team Roping — 9:30 a.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 505-469-4388. Blood Drive — 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Wal-Mart. Donated...


Police Blotter - Dec. 28

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:42 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for an ill female, 1100 block Leo Drive. 11:13 a.m.: Caller reported someone had stolen his stuff from his property, 300 block North Avenue B. 11:18...


Homeowners insurance rates need curbing

If the Texas Legislature needed more motivation to finally act on excessively high homeowners insurance rates, it came this month. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported the Lone Star State has the highest average annual cost... Full story


The world is waiting for you

We have a brand New Year before us. 2013 comes just waiting to be lived. Living it with hope and promise makes it all the more exciting. Let me encourage you to "happen to life" this year. Refuse to let "life happen to you." Maybe last year was painf...


Rams win pair in first day of Littlefield tournament

LITTLEFIELD — The Portales Rams used big fourth quarters Thursday to win twice and advance to the semifinals in Littlefield's Wildcat Classic basketball tournament. Portales stretched its early-season winning streak to three by overhauling...


Year in Review - Siblings' deaths rocked town

Editor's note: This is the second of a five-part series on the top stories in the PNT coverage area in 2012. The death of the Anthony brothers of Elida is No. 4 on the PNT's list. It didn't even happen in Roosevelt County, but when one truck was hit... Full story


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