Web poll down until security improved

By David Stevens: Editor Yes, the Clovis News Journal’s Web poll is down again. That’s because we’ve been hacked again. Voters seemed evenly divided on the issue of closing Ranchvale school last week, until sometime on Thanksgiving when the number who wanted to keep the school open went from 60-something to 800-something in the time […]

Prof was right: Computers not passing fad

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist “In 25 years, you will get your morning news from a computer,” proclaimed my journalism professor in 1977. “You will also need to know Chinese because that will be the predominant language of the world.” I thought he was full of it. Those were the days when computer monitors showed […]

Hottman Jr., David

Mr. David Hottman Jr., 68, of Clovis, died Oct. 1, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born April 6, 1937, in Port Gamble, Wash. He worked on the B-2 plane for 10 years at Northrup-Grummin in Pico-Rivera, Calif. He retired the Air Force as a staff sergeant after 21 years of service. Family […]

Expert combats crime with computers

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer For the last four years, Dennis Usery, 47, has been a man the public doesn’t see — a pivotal person behind thousands of criminal case investigations from the 9th judicial District Attorney’s Office, New Mexico State Police and local law enforcement agencies. Usery is the Information Systems Manager for […]

Warning signs

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist My computer just gave me a warning. A box with a big red light popped up at the bottom of the screen: “Warning! User Resources Are Low!” A few clicks of the mouse and a quick re-boot of the machine, and I’m back in good shape. A few months […]

Stull, Larry

Larry Stull Services: Have been held. Larry D. Stull, 45, of Gulfport, Miss., died Saturday, May 28, 2005. He was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in Tucumcari, to Doug and Carolyn Stull. He graduated from the Tucumcari school system in 1977. He was the computer systems administrator for the Gulfport, Miss., library. He was preceded […]

6/15 Letters to the editor

Minutemen project not racist endeavor It would seem that a moderate form of intelligence is required to assume the presidency of an organization such as the League of United Latin American Citizens. This is why I’m incredulous that Paul Martinez of Las Cruces would imply that the Minutemen project is about racism. I wonder if […]

Group trying to compile Clovis Web sites

Tom Difrancesca: Internet Safari H ave you heard of “The Clovis Experiment”? It’s an endeavor to locate and catalog every single Web site that is associated with Clovis. That my friends is a massive endeavor, even for a small community. As the directory is built and the activated links are provided, one will not only […]

Government must clean up its nuclear act

Freedom Newspapers Whether it’s merely an “accounting discrepancy” or something more troubling, the news that more nuclear data is apparently missing from an Energy Department regional office in Albuquerque — revealed after the discovery that several computer disks with sensitive data were missing from the top-secret section of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New […]

‘Service pack’ installation could be confusing

By Tom Difrancesca: Internet Safari The long awaited “Service Pack 2” for Windows XP has finally been released, not without problems though. If you’ve got a good bit of computer experience, then installing the service pack shouldn’t be all that difficult. For most typical users though, it could end up being a royal pain. There […]