Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all […]

Court rights should apply to immigrants, too

Freedom New Mexico Former attorney general Michael Mukasey made a grievous error when he ruled that immigrants have no recourse regarding errors made in their cases. In one of the last acts of the Bush administration, Mukasey ruled that immigrants don’t have the right to have their deportation cases reopened because they had poor legal […]

ENMU jazz ensemble, brass choir hosting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public. The jazz ensemble will be directed by Chris Beaty and the brass choir will be directed […]

New Rec Center leaders focus on improvement

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The new management team of the Portales Recreation Center is focusing on fun and improvement. Michael Doerr, athletic director for the center, and Andrea “Andy” Copenhaver, after school program director, want to see the center used by the community all day long, not just for children’s activities after school. […]

ENMU Faculty Briefs Nov. 4

ENMU faculty published Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan Fulgham of Texas A&M have an article appearing in Educational Technology, Vol 48, No 6, the November–December 2008 issue. Hardman serves as commentator Peggy Hardman presented “Education in a Tempest: The Choctaw Academy and a Battle of Egos, Politics, and Good Intentions” at the Ohio Valley History […]

Escapee Michael England captured in Clovis

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Escapee Michael England was captured in Clovis around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said England was caught without incident in the 500 block of Pile Street. Acting on a tip, Clovis police responded to an apartment complex where they found England hiding behind a bed, […]

Library News

The following books are now available at the Portales Public Library: “Beneath the Surface” by Michael Phelps with Brian Cazeneuve is Phelp’s account of his journey from youthful swimmer to perhaps one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Phelps reflects on his unique path to success from transforming himself from an awkward teenager to […]

Search for escapees ongoing

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The search for four escaped inmates is ongoing a week after eight men cut a hole in the roof of the jail and shimmied up plumbing pipes to freedom. Still at large are convicted murderer Edward Salas, 21, and murder suspect Larry McClendon Jr., 19. Also missing are Louis […]

Aug. 28, 1975

White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, was showing at the Tower Theater.

ENMU Briefs May 20, 2008

Employee/Alumni Briefs One of Michael Sitton’s choral compositions, an unaccompanied anthem “To the Divine Trinity,” was performed at the Memorial Church of Harvard University on Trinity Sunday. Sitton is dean of the College of Fine Arts. ENMU graduate Lee Berlin has been named a prosecutor for the district attorney’s office in Wagoner, Okla. Summer school […]