Forecasting requires short memory

We humans wonder about the future — ours and everyone else’s. The hunger for a glimpse of what might/possibly/probably happen sends people to all kinds of prognosticators. Those eager to attempt answers to questions about the future have been around for a gazillion years. Fortune tellers with crystal balls, palm readers and numerous other “advisers” […]

Zias’ rally comes up short

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern guard Nikki Ingram shoots over Midwestern State forward Nolisha Markham during the second half of Wednesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University Zias had known Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game against Midwestern State would […]

Laws don’t put end to problems

It seems a certain violent Arizona resident would have done well to have read my column last week. The message that right and wrong are universal rather than subjective is something he apparently needed. Of course, he may not have understood. If he is simply willing to commit evil acts without regard to right or […]

Zias rally comes up short at Commerce

CNJ STAFF COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Precious Herrin led a late Zias rally, but Texas A&M-Commerce held on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 64-63 for its first win of the season Monday. Herrin’s first 3-pointer of the season cut what was a 10-point Commerce lead with a little more than three minutes left in […]

Zias’ rally falls short against Southwestern

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ENMU senior forward Til-Lois Fifer drives to the basket against Southwestern Oklahoma junior Alex Foster during the first half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Shanessa Smith lead her team with 20 points as Southwestern Oklahoma stamped out a late rally by the Zias to win […]

Short-handed Hounds win opener

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Clovis freshman Logan Turnbow drew a key charge late, then followed that with a putback to help Eastern New Mexico University’s men open their 2010-11 basketball season with an 81-76 victory over NAIA member Northern New Mexico on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Junior guard Versia Hodges shot 12-of-20 from […]

‘Quality of life’ benefit falls short

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Disabled veterans were thrilled in 2007 when the Veterans Disability Benefits Commission asked Congress to enact an immediate “quality of life” increase to disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The special increase, said VDBC commissioners, should be across the board, benefiting all veterans with service-connected health conditions, and […]

Grandparents show perseverance

If there is one aspect of the human condition I find more prevalent than its tendency to sweet leisure and lethargy, it is a predisposition to self-doubt. Every single person I have ever met, including myself, wallows in the muck and mire of anticipating an unpleasant task or being afraid to fulfill an aspiration. In […]

Curry County ousted from state LL tournament

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Curry County’s Gerald Fritz slides in safely under the tag of Albuquerque Altamont’s Andrew Mulhberger during the second inning of Sunday’s state junior Little League baseball game at Ram Field. Fritz scored Curry County’s lone run in a 12-1 loss. Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry […]

Clipping better left to professionals

One of my daughters has a toy poodle named Rudy (short for Rudoph Valentino Price, since he’s a little lover.) He’s a really fun little guy who is exceptionally smart. The only problem is his curly poodle hair grows really fast. A groomer lady informed me that he should be clipped at least every eight […]