United Way inching closer to goal

CNJ staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico is less than $25,000 shy of its $525,000 goal and has extended its 2006-2007 campaign until Jan. 19 to allow more time for contributions, according to United Way officials. Assistant Director Christine Caldwell said donations and pledges topped $500,000 Thursday, putting the organization at more than 95 […]

Internet gambling ban serves no one

By Walter E. Williams: syndicated columnist The House of Representatives voted 245 to 159 to pass the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999. Because of a rule requiring two-thirds approval, the measure didn’t pass. Its sponsor, Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., plans to introduce it again when only a majority is needed for passage. If enacted, it […]

Internet wagering under attack

By Nancy Zuckerbrod: The Associated Press o House will vote on bill today that would clarify laws. WASHINGTON — Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won’t like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying online bets and could padlock […]

Education feature: CCC seeks online expansion

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Clovis Community College is hoping to expand its online classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena: Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traditional classroom learning has a rising competitor. Electronic learning through TV and the Internet has gained popularity at colleges and universities across the country. And soon, Clovis Community College students may be able to earn […]

Google right to resist Internet search subpoena

Freedom Newspapers The Internet search-engine company Google was correct to resist a Department of Justice subpoena requesting a broad range of material from its databases, specifically 1 million random Web addresses and the records of all Google searches during a one-week period. The Justice Department originally asked for all of Google’s Web addresses and a […]

Online courses alternative to traditional classroom

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Portales schools Technology Director Mike Rackler sets up chairs Thursday afternoon in what will be the credit recovery room at Portales High School. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the school year neared its conclusion at Portales High School in May, administrators and teachers had a wood shop with sheet rock […]

Relay for Life revving up with more than 75 teams

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A luminary dedicated to retired UPS package driver John Ortiz was decorated by Mary Rose Paterson. Ortiz, who worked for UPS for 30 years, died of liver cancer in 2004. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer What began in 1985 as one man’s 24-hour walk around a Tacoma, Wash., track has […]

Watching for predators

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer It’s a murky place full of sexual solicitations, false identities and a cascade of pornographic material. According to officials at the district attorney’s office, Internet chat rooms can be a dangerous place for children, and too many parents aren’t aware their kids frequent them. “There are parents out there […]

Personal protection: ID theft can happen to anyone

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A U.S. Postal Service poster warning people of identity theft hangs in the lobby of the post office on Gidding Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marc Schoder: CNJ correspondent Years ago, Scott Davis went to a car dealership expecting to get approved for a loan to buy a new set of wheels. Instead, dealership […]

CCC wired for students

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Summer enrollment at Clovis Community College reached an all-time high this year, likely due to an increasing number of students taking online classes. There are 2,182 students taking courses this summer at CCC, up from a previous high of 2,112 students in the summer of 2000. But the increase […]

Speak up and share your opinions — online

By Tom DiFrancesca III If you haven’t already, you are going to read and hear “the sanctity of marriage” quoted a lot in the next few months. Whether or not you agree with the current definition of marriage, you have a right to be heard, and to share your opinion with our elected officials. Congress […]

Online game can get players under its spell

By Tom DiFrancesca I’ve never been real keen on computer games — in fact, I’ve never been much of a game player of any kind. Things have changed a little lately though. A few weeks ago, somebody — I really wish I could remember who, so I could give them credit — told me about […]

Education Digest 11/13

Clovis Community College sets on-line registration Clovis Community College students, both new and continuing, may register online Nov. 17 through Jan. 16 for the spring semester. Online registration hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The […]