FDA’s marijuana post puts politics over science

Freedom Newspapers Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for reasons that are far from clear, chose to enter the debate over medical marijuana with a thoroughly unscientific — one might even say anti-scientific — blanket denial that marijuana has any medical value at all. Specifically, the grandiosely titled “Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That […]

Myrick, Matthew

Matthew DeWayne Myrick, 36, of Hereford, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006. He was born June 8, 1969. He graduated from North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Naval Armed Forces from 1989 to 1991. On Jan. 2, 1993, He married Christy Alison Butler in Austin, Texas. He graduated from […]

Education feature: Clovis sophomore hoping to study aeronautical engineering

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Clovis High sophomore Jay Burns will compete in the state science fair April 7-8 in Socorro. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A thin strand of stainless steel wire, for Jay Burns, is utterly essential. So is aluminum foil, lightweight balsa wood and a high-voltage power supply. These are the components […]

Clovis students participating in state science fair

CNJ staff Eleven students from the Clovis Municipal Schools will travel to the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro on April 7 to participate in the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, according to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools. The students won the trip by placing first […]

ENMU gets $5.4 million from state

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed about $1.3 million in state Legislature-approved capital outlay money for Eastern New Mexico University, but ENMU President Steven Gamble said he is happy with the $5.4 million the university will receive. “We’re fine. We’re in good shape,” Gamble said. “We understand the governor has to […]

Writers, fans flock to Portales for annual lectureship

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Science-fiction experts traveled Thursday to Eastern New Mexico University to praise living legend Jack Williamson for his nearly eight decades of writing. Because of his health — Williamson turns 98 in April — his attendance at the lectureship named in his honor was in doubt. When he arrived […]

Sci-fi lectureship honors Portales Legend

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales will be the center of the science-fiction world Thursday when experts join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of views,” Rick Hauptmann of Portales said. Hauptmann, a friend of […]

2/19 Weddings, engagements

Tidwell/Bishop Kelli Tidwell and Greg Bishop, both of Albuquerque, were joined in marriage on July 2, 2005, in a private garden ceremony. Stuart Coleman performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Calvin Tidwell of and Becky Tidwell of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Arno and Margaret Massey of Clovis and Audrey […]

Dunsmoor, Elmer

Elmer Edward Dunsmoor, 77, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Jan. 15, 1928, to John Dunsmoor and Opal Moore, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He married Phyllis Adella Woodcock. He worked as a postal clerk. He was a farmer. He retired from the U.S. Navy and served […]

Livestock judging courses offered at Tucumcari college

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, […]

Zias advance to semis in softball tourney

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Left fielder Christina Helland hit a three-run double to cap a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth on Saturday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University softball team past Oklahoma Panhandle State 5-3 in the semifinals of the season-opening Angelo State Classic. The Zias (2-1) play Washburn in […]

Student profile: Brian Clark

CNJ staff Brian K. Clark Jr. is a senior at the Clovis High School. He is the son of Brian Clark Sr. and LeeAnn Clark. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? Past: “Hollywood Squares, Go Whoopie.” Present: “Sports Center.” Who is your hero and why? My Dad. He is the smartest person […]

Science Spectrum offers education, variety of exhibits

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Courtesy Photo Science of Sports is one of the many different exhibits offered at tehe Science Spectrum in Lubbock. Compiled by Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ever wanted to hang-glide? Or see a space suit? Now you can do that, or many other things, less than two hours away from the Clovis/Portales area. The Science Spectrum […]

Private schools let parents choose educational path

Freedom Newspapers The debate over Intelligent Design is the latest in a long-running battle over what public-school children should be taught about the origins of life. In the first half of the 20th century, students often were taught that life sprang from Divine creation. In more recent times, they have been taught that man progressed […]

Grad numbers up this fall at ENMU

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Numbers at Eastern New Mexico University continue to be rosy. Friday the university’s board of regents learned that the total number of students graduating this fall is up 69 students over last fall. There are 261 students eligible to receive their diploma at the ENMU graduation today. ENMU president Steven Gamble […]

Teaching religion as science devalues both

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist “And the Lord did look with discontent upon the town of Dover in the province of Pennsylvania. For Dover was a wicked and prideful place and had turned its back on God. Its people had voted out school board members who tried to introduce intelligent design into schools as an […]

State teaching mandate precludes intelligent design

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Carl Armstrong is a Christian. He is also a Clovis High School science teacher, and he doesn’t think intelligent design has a place in his, or any other, science classroom, at least for now. There is just not enough evidence to support the theory, Armstrong said. In Pennsylvania, eight […]

Disasters, catastrophes bring lessons

Helena Rodriguez I rarely watch Christian television. When I do it’s during what I hope are rare, double-take moments, such as when I caught tele-evangelist Pat Robertson as he was advocating to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. As I was recently channel surfing, something on Christian TV made my hands freeze on the remote again. […]

8-28 Lifestyles

Engagements Collins/Rollins David and Becky Collins of Friona, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Katherine Collins, of Amarillo, to Jonathan Rollins, of Amarillo, son of Dale and Carolyn Rollins of Amarillo. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. (CDT) Sept. 30, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo. The […]

7/17 Letters to the editor

Pool vandals’ origin not determined I was saddened by the article in Wednesday’s CNJ about the vandalism at Potter Pool. I was saddened to learn that someone vandalized the pool, but I was more saddened by comments made by city of Clovis Parks Superinten-dent Neil Lambert. In the article, Lambert is quoted as saying, “We […]