Reporters Notebook: Powerball e-mails may be from con artists

Think you’ve won the Powerball lottery since you’ve received an e-mail to that effect? Not so, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball lotto game. These e-mails are sent by con artists who are trying to get personal information from you. Quite often they include the Powerball name, logo and links to […]

‘Dear Bobby’ heals the pessimist folks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I came out of the closet a few years ago, admitting the authorship of “Dear Abby” columns in newspapers. It began when my identity was exposed by a composing room boo-boo that placed my picture over a “Dear Abby” column. It turned out to be beneficial, however, because I no […]

Local entertainment store hosts feline sanctuary

Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary is a non-profit sanctuary for abused, abandoned and neglected cats in Curry County. The ranch also arranges adoptions for as many of its feline citizens as it can, said Doug Johnson, head human at the ranch. Johnson said the cats really run the place, but ranch representatives will promote the sanctuary […]

Beware the tech-savvy scams online

Tom DiFrancesca Scam Alert: If you have recently received an authentic looking e-mail, purportedly from Paypal — and it is asking you to confirm your account information, don’t do it. This is just another fine example of someone with a high degree of intelligence, using that brainpower for evil and not good. Jump over to […]

Frankie Avalon is a secret homewrecker

Greg Garcia After a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to score some “Grease Live” tickets for Wednesday’s show in Amarillo, you can imagine my excitement to hear there were also some shows in Lubbock — with plenty of good seats available. The wife had asked for “Grease” tickets — and only for “Grease” tickets — for her […]

We want more readers’ reactions in 2004

From the Editor’s Desk One of our newspaper’s goals for 2004 is to increase participation in Project: Reader Reaction. That’s what we call the reader participation feature in which I ask questions via e-mail on topics that range from favorite movies to war in Iraq. Participants respond by e-mail, usually in 100 words or less. […]

Child’s story touches East-Coast teacher

From the editor’s desk From the editor’s mailbox: > Valerie Young, a fourth-grade teacher in Philadelphia Public Schools, sent an e-mail after reading a story on our Web site about an area youngster who suffers from Moya Moya disease. The disease causes blockage of the main blood vessels to the brain, which leads to strokes […]

Birthdays 11/21

The following people are celebrating their birthday today: n Felix Armijo n Henry Armijo III n Nadine Armijo n Celeste Chaez n Deborah Garcia n Thomas Garcia n Bill McCormack n Jennifer Mascarenas n Diego Mileg n Christine Solano Saturday: n Terry Gonzales n Nicole Lopez n Brayden Daniel Maes n Alysa Rei O’Shea n […]

Birthdays 11/19

The following people are celebrating their birthday today: >Jeff Brooks > Christie K. Lopez > Miranda Lucero > Sylvester Roybal > Susan Weingates Birthday information must be submitted to KTQM by noon the day preceding the birthday, and on noon Thursday for birthdays on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Fax 769-0197, e-mail: ktqmbirthdays@3lefties.com or mail […]

What does it take to build a cathedral?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A CATHEDRAL? It was one of those weeks. I’d been working hard on a thousand things that week — except my sermon. And then it was crunch time. Lots of things had gotten done, but my sermon for that particular Sunday wasn’t one of them, and the well seemed […]