Jail to get security boost

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo County Manager Lance Pyle said that replacing doors on the cells in the women’s annex at the Curry County Detention Center will increase security. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A little more than a year after doors were removed from cells in the women’s annex at the Curry County […]

Federal funding hinders scientific progress yet again

By Freedom Newspapers The recent finding that stem cells drawn from amniotic fluid rather than from human embryos might have induced a “timeout” from the ongoing politicization of the emerging field of stem-cell research. After all, the potential of stem cells to provide cures or treatments for a variety of diseases is still very much […]

Jail officials should be held accountable

Letters to the editor Regarding recent issues at the Curry County Adult Detention Center: I find it interesting that jail Administrator Leslie Johnson is investigating a jail break and stabbing trying to find out who is responsible. Where I come from, the person at the top is responsible. So this to me is the fox […]

Biofuels used to power body implants

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A leading biofuel energy researcher speaking at Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday explained how the technology is used to power devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Plamen Atanassov, professor of chemical and nuclear engineering at the University of New Mexico, said he’s researching advanced biofuel cells and how they […]

Technology fixes stem cell ethics issue

By Mona Charen: CNJ columnist Medical science may be able to settle a contentious and damaging fight between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, and yet few have taken any notice. Appearing before the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services subcommittee earlier this month, Dr. William Hurlbut, a professor in the Human Biology program at […]

Stem cell research is morally problematic

By Mona Charen Addressing the Democratic National Convention, Ron Reagan told the delegates that in the debate over funding research on embryonic stem cells, we face a choice between “the future and the past; between reason and ignorance; between true compassion and mere ideology.” Not satisfied with that contrast, he elaborated that “a few of […]

County adding isolated jail cells as part of annex

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Curry County maintenance supervisor Lee Delk demonstrates how to open the food slot on an isolation cell. The county will receive 27 cells to be installed at the new jail annex. CNJ photo by Eric Klut By Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER The 27 steel isolation cells intended for use at the county’s new adult […]