New project symptom of age

By Bob Huber, Local Columnist During the Dark Ages of my married life, I bought a prehistoric Volkswagen camper and spent the national debt fixing it up. I named it “The Titanic.” It had all the necessary gismos for modern camping — a gas stove, electric ice box, a sink, a bed, a radio, a […]

Call for more aid for Africa will not help

By Walter E. Williams : syndicated columnist British Prime Minister Tony Blair, along with other G-8 leaders, have called for the doubling of foreign aid to African nations by 2010. The idea that foreign aid is a route out of poverty and political instability is not only bankrupted but a cruel and evil hoax as […]

June 1, 2006 Education Digest

Clovis FLI grads honoredGraduates of the Family Leadership Institute were honored Saturday by Clovis Municipal Schools. Honored were 125 parents who successfully completed the Family Leadership Institute, a national program designed to guide parents through the education system in order to better support their children’s education, according to CMS Director of Federal Programs and Public […]

Almost 370 to graduate from ENMU today

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents members were glad to see that almost 370 will be graduating from ENMU today and are expecting many construction projects on campus over the next couple of years. They talked about both of these topics during a regents’ meeting Friday morning. “This […]

Every profession can have bad seeds

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist As I was channel surfing the other night, I went past one broadcast channel on which I saw and heard the following sentence uttered by a young woman: “He was a businessman so he would do anything to turn a profit.” I caught a glimpse of the name and it […]

Leary, Leonard

Leonard Leary, 66, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 7, 1939, in Reading, Mass., to Marcella and Philip F. Leary. Mr. Leary graduated from high school in Reading in 1956. He moved to Portales in 1962 to attend Eastern New Mexico University. He earned a bachelor of […]

Teti, Francis

Professor Francis Michael Teti, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Portales. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to Frank T. and Nella Teti. He spent his 36-year professional career as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey, Calif., where he also served as acting […]

Federal programs roadblock to recovery

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist What lessons should we have learned from last summer’s deadly and destructive hurricanes? The primary lesson is that we shouldn’t have much faith in a federal bureaucracy like the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They amply demonstrated their incompetence, but what’s our response? We’ll give them more money and more authority. […]

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 […]

Dependency not solution to poverty

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist William Beach has just written a report for the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation titled “The 2005 Index of Dependency.” Between 1962 and today, American dependence on government has more than doubled and shows little sign of abatement. The growth areas of dependency examined in the report are: welfare and medical […]

6/2 Education Digest

CCC holding lifeguard training class A lifeguard training class will be held at Clovis Community College on June 6-11, according to a CCC press release. The two-credit course will offer lifeguard certification through the Red Cross. For more information call Clay Hawk at 769-4157 or log on to www.clovis.edu to register. Grady students earn national […]

Professors silencing pro-American ideas

By Mona Charen While Harvard’s President Larry Summers turns slowly on a spit over a faculty campfire for engaging in thoughtcrime, another Ivy League leader is dipping his toe into controversial waters. Columbia President Lee Bollinger, speaking at a New York Bar Association meeting, declared that university professors have responsibilities in addition to rights. The […]

Professor fails in attempt to avoid war

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist A learned friend of mine spent the holidays in Los Angeles and later wondered if she shoulda stood in bed. Her sad tale began when she left the comforts of her prairie home in eastern New Mexico and drove to Albuquerque to catch a plane. Remember last month when a blizzard […]

Black community should applaud Rice

by Walter Williams Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s national security adviser and now his secretary of state nominee, has been the subject of nasty, demeaning and disrespectful cartoons and commentary. Some of the worst has come from people like Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who said on TV’s […]

ENMU professor garners state honor

Freedom Newspapers An Eastern New Mexico University marketing professor known for his laid-back approach is the school’s fourth honoree as New Mexico Professor of the Year in the last nine years. Dale Davis, a professor at ENMU since 1982, attended an awards luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., in honor of state winners, as well as […]

Armstrong, Warren

Warren Armstrong Services: Have been held. Warren Armstrong, 70, of Ketchum, Okla., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 16, 1933, in Tidioute, Pa., to Mead and Mary Armstrong. He married Joan Gregory on April 19, 1974, in Minneapolis. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Baptist College and […]

Potter brings new wizardry

By Ben Kessler: CNJ movie reviewer While I’m not the biggest fan of Harry Potter, I do think it’s a neat concept. I also like the fact that it’s written by someone from my homeland (insert “Rule Brittania” here). Aside from all that, though, the thing that I like the most about the stories is […]

Don’t hide behind other people’s influences

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist During my early college days, I had many excellent college professors and then I had some who were not so good. Furthermore, I had one professor in particular who was very intimidating. It was my sophomore year. I needed an English literature class in my degree plan so I had […]

Convention to address Bible’s relevancy

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Christian Convention is coming to Clovis next week and the general public is invited to attend the preaching and teaching sessions that will be held Thursday through Saturday. Hosted by Central Christian Church and First Christian Church, the meeting is the statewide assembly of independent Christian churches in New Mexico. […]