ENMU briefs — July 28

AAUW meeting on campus The American Association of University Women-New Mexico summer Leadership team meeting is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Information: Patrice Caldwell at 562-2315, Mary Ayala at 562-2421 or Betty Johnson at 562-4399.

My turn: Technology advances hard to fathom

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I was recently packing belongings and came across boxes of old cassette tapes. Old school stuff. This dusty, ancient collection, dating back to the 1980s, takes up a good amount of storage space. I looked over the vintage recordings and found it hard to fathom that an iPod, no bigger […]

News organizations should apologize for trusting Andrew Breitbart again

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Kevin Wilson Most of the media had never heard of Shirley Sherrod a few weeks ago. Strangely, they acted as if they’d never heard of Andrew Breitbart either. A video on Breitbart’s website showed Sherrod, Georgia’s State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture, talking about her hesitation to help out […]

‘Unintended’ consequences from health care reform no surprise

Freedom Newspapers During the debates on federalized health care, there was no shortage of people projecting the negative consequences of such a policy. Those consequences are beginning to be realized. Two of the country’s largest insurance providers, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield, already have stopped issuing new coverage for children and other plans. The […]

Obama administration’s support for GI Bill reform conditional

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Senior officials at the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense have joined veterans’ groups and representatives of academia to endorse a comprehensive bill from Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) to reform the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Still to be determined is how to pay for the many provisions in the Post-9/11 Veterans […]

Their view: Waste inevitable in government programs

Mona Charen is a conservative political columnist who writes for Creators Syndicate. Here’s a snippet from a piece she wrote encouraging the Washington Post to do more to expose government excesses following its recent in-depth, multi-part, two-year investigation into the vast network of government security agencies and private contractors.

BNSF train derails south of Socorro

The Associated Press SOCORRO — A Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train, traveling to Belen from El Paso, Texas, derailed around 6:40 a.m. (MDT) just outside of Socorro. Authorities say there are no injuries. About 19 cars have derailed. There was a fuel-oil car that broke during the derailment and officials are concerned about the leak’s proximity […]

Fishing Report – July 27

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron River — The flows are 29 cfs below Eagle Nest […]

Press release: Hounds to play UTEP in exhibition hoops game

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has announced that that the Greyhounds will play 2009-10 NCAA Tournament participant The University of Texas-El Paso, in an exhibition game on Saturday, October 30th, at the Don Haskins Center. The game is scheduled for a tip-off time of 7:05 p.m. MST. The […]

It’s their job: Dusty Looney

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Cosmetologist Dusty Looney of Creative Images salon gives a manicure Monday. She does hair and nails, and has worked at Creative Images almost 10 years. Looney said she likes the work environment where everyone gets along, and the people she meets.

My turn: Start making preparations for big game season

Clarence Plank Big game season will be cranking up in the next couple of months for New Mexico residents. Here are some tips to help you prepare: • Always check out the place you want to go hunting, even if it’s someplace you’ve been to many times before. Some private owners could have changed their […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Calling area farmers and ranchers

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Nominations needed The Roosevelt County Farm Service Agency is taking nominations for the County Committee until Aug. 2. The committee administers FSA programs at the local level, and farmers and ranchers who are members decide how to make the programs serve local needs. Eligible […]

Curry County ousted from state Junior League tournament

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Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry County all-stars in the Junior League division (ages 13-14) of the state Little League tournament. Rained out in Saturday’s first-round game, Curry County dropped a 12-1 decision to Albuquerque Altamont on Sunday at Ram Field in Portales, then bowed out of the double-elimination event with […]

Sheriff’s office: Curry County inmate mistakenly released

Curry County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for an inmate released from the jail by mistake last week. Johnny Cordova, 45, was released Wednesday, Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The sheriff’s office were notified of the “inadvertent” release Monday afternoon, Waller said. “As we speak investigators are out searching for him,” he said. Cordova had been out on […]

Police: Teen was using stolen weapon for target practice

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Jared Tucker A 13-year-old Portales boy charged with stealing the weapon used in Thursday’s homicide was shooting at targets in the victim’s backyard in the days before she was shot, police say. Angel Vale, a 22-year-old Eastern New Mexico University graduate student, was found shot to death in the sideyard of 1217 N. Ave. A, […]

Father says daughter was dedicated, loved life

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Sharna Johnson Raymond Vale remembers his daughter as a dedicated, hard-working girl who wanted to help people and loved life. Angel Vale was found dead Thursday evening in the sideyard of a Portales home she was renting. The 22-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student was shot three times, police said. Police have arrested a 13-year-old […]

Los Alamos KOs Curry County from LL losers bracket

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Clarence Plank Los Alamos pitcher Matt Frye doubled and pitched seven innings to knock Curry County out 13-1 from the losers bracket Sunday night at Bell Park in Clovis state junior Little League baseball tournament. Tyler Romero scattered two hits in the game as Curry County failed to push more than one run across the […]

Monday morning briefing: School supplies and what about Wendy’s?

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. School supplies Yes, it’s almost that time. Opening day of school is just around the corner. For Portales Municipal Schools school supply lists for preschool through sixth grade: visit http://www.portalesschools.com and click on “School Supply List 2010-11″ in the “Beginning School Information” section on […]

Curry County falls in LL first-round

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Gerald Fritz had a single and scored Curry County’s only run as they fell to Albuquerque Altamont 12-1 on Sunday at Rams Field in the first-round of game in the state junior Little League (ages 13-14) baseball tournament. Both teams got off to a slow start, but Altamont got on the board first with a […]

Weekly update — July 25

Mascots going to Dawg Days Eastern New Mexico University’s live mascots, Vic and Tory, spent the summer on campus and are scheduled to make their fall debut during Dawg Days, said Director of Publications Janice Morrow. The dogs have been coming to the Office of Communications with their roommate Dallas Ellsworth, who works there, and […]