Worldwide reach

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Jim Cox, right, grades a Bible lesson for the ‘Key to the Kingdom” program along with other church members Wednesday at the Clovis Church of Christ at 16th and Pile Street. The program is broadcasts all over the United States and the world. (CNJ staf By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Don McCasland carries a […]

Press doesn’t get marching orders from government

Freedom Newspapers W hen comedian Norm McDonald was on “Saturday Night Live,” he was the anchorman on the show’s Weekend Update skit. He would read headlines from that week’s news and change portions of the stories to make them funny. At the end of the segment he would sign off with the words, “And that’s […]

Corbin, Art

Art Corbin Services: Have been held. Mr. Art Corbin, 61, of Boles Acres, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born on Aug. 20, 1943, in Portales, to Lorraine and Dale Corbin. He graduated from Causey High School in 1961, and attended South Plains Junior College in Levelland […]

Political affiliation may affect television choices

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Republicans and Democrats disagree on just about everything. But there is some common ground, at least this time of year. Citizens from both political parties are looking forward to the new fall television lineup, especially when “CSI” comes on. Initiative Media Group — a media service company based in […]

Refrigerator gives glimpse of future

By Leonard Pitts, Jr. Chances are you remember it well if you came of age in the ‘50s or ‘60s, that era when everything was “modern,” “space age” or “new and improved,” and we looked forward with awe. The future was where people would zoom around on jet packs and plan weekend getaways by lunar […]

TV linked to ADD, obesity

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Left to right, Brooklynn Beck, 1, Brayden Beck, 4, and Jayden Kos, 4, all watch “Spongebob Squarepants” Thursday at the Beck home in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Maja Sandoval has some qualms about allowing her 4-year-old son to gaze into the television set for hours on end. […]

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 […]

Material things don’t fulfill spiritual needs

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist t is clear to me that many times we work the very hardest in life to gain those things that we cannot keep. When we first married, Charlie and I had no television set of our own so we borrowed a little black-and-white TV to watch all our favorite shows. […]

ENMU plays host to comedian Cole

Freedom Newspapers Happy Cole, whose resume includes a long list of television-show appearances, will perform at 8 tonight at Ground Zero, inside the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. The event is free. Cole has appeared on television shows including “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline Comedy Hour,” “Comic Strip” and “Comedy on the Road.” […]

Thanks for all the memories; Hope was a king

He gave us so many memories. From the movie screen to shows for troops far from home, from radio appearances to TV specials, Bob Hope entertained generations of Americans with his self-depreciating jokes and deadpan delivery. Hope, who recently turned 100, died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in California. More than anything else, […]