Administration dragging feet on civil liberties

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has pretty much confirmed what most observers have taken to be a done deal, anyway. Despite President Barack Obama’s campaign promises, the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba for detainees in the undeclared, misnamed, and ill-conceived “war on terror” will remain open for the foreseeable future. […]

Oct. 14 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Parenting Magazine’s Baby Must-Haves Having a baby means having lots of gear, so it can be a huge challenge to figure out what you must have and what you can live without. This book is like having hundreds of friends who’ve already been there pointing […]

Oct. 14 Obituaries

Doris Carpenter, 72 Doris Carpenter, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 22, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dorothy and Everett Boggs. She lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., until the age of 15 when her family moved to Wayland, Mich. She married […]

Obits 9/14

Donald Gibbs, 65 Mr. Donald Ray Gibbs, 65, of Clovis, a brand inspector, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1938, in Littlefield, Texas, to Alvis Craven and Ora Bell Estill Gibbs. He married Jackie Shelton on Nov. 15, 1957. Family members said he loved his family and the […]