Ethics issues surface for TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., appears to have gained an unfair advantage in competing for TRICARE’s North Region support contract, valued at $16.7 billion, by hiring a former chief of staff at TRICARE headquarters to help the company draft its winning proposal. The Government Accountability Office, auditing arm [...]

Hounds still learning spread offense

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico On the surface, Eastern New Mexico University’s switch from a run-dominated option game to a pass-oriented spread offense this season looks like it’s not going well. And it isn’t, if you look at the Greyhounds’ 1-4 record (0-1 Lone Star Conference South Division). Still, freshman quarterback J.J. Harp sees [...]

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 [...]