Clinic rated ‘excellent’

By Roberta Williams: 27th SOMG The “Mighty Medics” of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group earned an “excellent” rating during their triennial Inspector General Air Force Health Services Inspection, held Feb. 9-13. The HSI team assesses Air Force Medical Service programs and processes to provide senior wing and Air Force leadership with accurate assessments of […]

‘Suitcase posse’ hitting Texas

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Courtesy photo Jeff Dunham will be joined by Peanut and the rest of his comedy crew during shows this weekend in Lubbock and Amarillo. Freedom New Mexico Jeff Dunham and his suitcase posse are coming to Texas. The comedian, best known for his highly-rated Comedy Central specials, “Arguing With Myself” and “Spark of Insanity,” plays […]

Don’t worry — it’s rated G

In case you missed it, check out the mating rituals of the lesser prairie chicken:

Lump sum payment may be welcome change

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission has examined and rejected a proposal that the VA begin offering veterans with lower-rated disabilities a lump-sum payment instead of lifetime monthly compensation. The 13-member commission reached its decision unanimously last week at a public meeting in Washington, D.C. It did so after being briefed […]

Disabled veterans program mismanaged

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Department of Veterans Affairs mismanages its program for rating disabled veterans as “unemployable,” according to a new report by congressional auditors. Because of weak oversight of Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits, some veterans get more compensation than warranted, and the VA is ineffective in moving seriously disabled veterans toward productive […]

Video ratings consider sex, violence and language

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Tyler White, 13 of Clovis plays “Perfect Dark Zero” on Wednesday at Cyber City. The game is rated mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. White says his parents observe him playing video games. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The small screen displays a life-like animation of a senior citizen, […]

We need to rate the BLEEP newspapers

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist If you’re watching TV these days, you’re in good hands, because television now has rated shows just like the movies. But the ratings are a little different. Among others, they have “R,” “PG-14”and “NR.” • R stands for Raunchy. You can tell it’s wicked, because parts that caused the R […]