Issues don’t matter

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I woke up in a cold sweat because I realized I failed to share with you my foolproof and infallible method for choosing the right candidate to be president. After hours of arduous work to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of the candidates, thorough research and professional investigative work […]

Online literary journal provides creative outlet

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gina Hochhalter, English instructor at CCC, began Palabras in 2002. She currently designs Palabras at home and relies on six volunteers to help her edit and post the publication. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A literary journal designed to give undergraduates a chance to publish their work is blossoming, […]

Researchers working to develop less-allergenic peanut

By Naveen Puppala: Ag Sense Peanuts are the most allergenic food known, capable of triggering severe adverse reactions in sensitized individuals. Around 1.5 million people are allergic to peanuts, and peanut allergies cause as many as 100 deaths each year in the U.S. The number of children having an allergic reaction to peanuts has increased […]

Tech initiative keeps students connected

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico students Shelby Miller, left, Colton Hollis, middle, and Margarita Garcia work on an assignment in Libby Peabody’s seventh-grade English class on laptops provided by the state’s laptop initiative program. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Libby Peabody’s class is also her tech-support department. When the seventh-grade Texico teacher has […]

Stem cell bill passes state Senate

The Associated Press SANTA FE — For the second year in a row, a bill authorizing stem cell research on embryos in New Mexico has been narrowly approved by the state Senate. The vote was 20-18 for the measure supported by Gov. Bill Richardson. The legislation would allow research only on embryos slated to be […]

Wall Street has comeback at closing

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Wall Street pulled off a stunning comeback Wednesday, surging higher in late trading and wiping out what looked to be yet another precipitous decline. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 323 points in earlier trading, ended the day with an advance of just under 300 points, according to […]

Ag center ramps up research

By Rex E. Kirksey: Ag Sense Agriculture is the economic mainstay of eastern New Mexico. For 60 years, the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center in Clovis has been conducting research and extension activities to help agricultural producers increase their economic and environmental sustainability. The center’s activities are guided by an advisory committee comprised […]

Some thoughts on dealing with desynchronosis

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Since my wife and I returned from Uganda, I’ve discovered a thing or two about jet lag, or, if you want a more impressive term, “desynchronosis.” (I learned that term this morning doing an early morning Google search for “jet lag.”) Jet lag is a real thing. It takes […]

Effects of water on breast milk studied

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Representatives from the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University are conducting research in the area to determine the effects of perchlorate exposure to infants through ingestion of breast milk. Research has shown that Roosevelt and Curry counties have tested positive for high levels of perchlorate in water, […]

Science center holding field day

CNJ staff The annual field day for New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis Aug. 7 will highlight crop research and dairy production relating to New Mexico, according to an NMSU news release. The program will include a rolling tour of crop research projects being conducted at the center, followed by breakout sessions […]

New energy department not brightest solution

T he energy crisis of the 1970s led to the creation of a U.S. Department of Energy, as politicians sought to assure the public they were responding seriously to the situation. But what did the creation of yet another federal department do for Americans, in terms of lessening our dependence on oil imports or diversifying […]