a view from under the pew: thumper sees the light

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist boss i don t know if people folks like you ever have any problems like this but we have a noisy loud —mouthed preacher toad down here in the church pew underworld he rants and he raves he prances and he parades he yells at trembling little ants and fleas […]

Education Feature: Patchwork project

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Patricia Thompson, 56, holds a quilt she made for a teaching class at Wayland Baptist University. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Patricia Thompson’s fascination with quilt making and the underground slave railroad earned her an A in her last class. Her quilt has also given her an opportunity to […]

Radicals need taught lesson in restraint

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist In 1989, photographer Andres Serrano exhibited a photo he called “Piss Christ,” depicting a crucifix submerged in urine. It raised a furor and was condemned on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Nobody was killed. In 1999, artist Chris Ofili exhibited a painting he called “The Holy Virgin Mary” in […]

4/21 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. thumper sees the light boss i don t know if people folks like you ever have any problems like this but we have […]

Conference seeks to educate state’s future educators

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SueB Bracksieck compares drawings with Michael Hatch of Portales High School during a communication workshop at Friday’s Future Educators of America conference at ENMU. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — There was a common theme expressed Friday and Saturday among high school students attending the 2005 Future Educators Association State […]

9/29 Education Digest

N.M. parents graded for involvement New Mexico parents were given a C+ by “Education Week” magazine for parental involvement in education, according to a New Mexico National Education Association press release. Gov. Bill Richardson said that a partnership between parents, students and schools is “a key step on the road to reform,” the press release […]

Governor’s class opens academic doors

By Ned Cantwell: Guest Columnist Gov. Bill Richardson again steps into the role of pacesetter. He is going to teach a class at the University of New Mexico next semester. The class will attempt to teach students how state government works. Good luck. People who have been observing New Mexico state government for decades are […]

New CCC program offers alternative path to classroom

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Nancy Jobe, left, and Victor Lopez, listen to instructor Rhonda Roberts during a Clovis Community College class designed to help students earn their teacher certification. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Nancy Jobe has a bachelor’s degree and a love for children, but the traditional path to the classroom doesn’t make […]

More students schooled at home

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Home schooling was an easy choice for Stephanie Proctor. About 10 years ago, she and husband Philip lived in Houston and their oldest son Matthew had just finished fourth grade. Stephanie said she didn’t like what she saw at her son’s middle school —no doors on the bathroom stalls […]