Salvation Army accepting monetary hurricane donations

CNJ staff The Salvation Army is accepting only monetary donations to assist victims of Hurricane Irene, according to a press release from the agency. Donations can be made online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, according to the release. A $10 donation can also be made by texting the word “STORM” to 80888 using a […]

Police: Texting legislation may complicate enforcement

Sharna Johnson Legislation aimed at criminalizing texting and driving repeats existing state law and has some gray areas that may complicate enforcement, police say. The proposed bill would make texting while driving a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days imprisonment and $100, with stiffer penalties for repeat offenders. It also would relegate a crash […]

Commentary: Texting while driving can cost you

By 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine: 27th SOW Public Affairs Let’s say next weekend you pack up the family and head out on a 1,000-mile road trip for your summer vacation. But you decide to take a nap for 766 miles…at the wheel! “What?!” you say. “No self-respecting parent would risk his or her family’s safety […]

Legislative tidbits: No more texting while driving

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Executive order bans texting while driving for federal employees

By Samantha L. Quigley: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — In an executive order issued Oct. 1, President Barack Obama banned federal employees from text messaging while behind the wheel on government business. “With nearly 3 million civilian employees, the federal government can and should demonstrate leadership in reducing the dangers of text messaging while […]

E-mail offers easy to refuse

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist In this, the age of technology on a personal level (in other words, PCs, texting and so on), many of us might want to work on a list for the new year — not of what we would like to accomplish, but what we don’t want. Examples might be randomly […]

The text generation

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MCT/Freedom Newspapers illustration By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s because it saves minutes or because kids say it’s easier to express themselves, text messaging is the latest communication phenomenon gripping today’s teenagers. “Kids don’t communicate verbally any more,” said Dana Wright, whose 16-year-old son is entering his junior year at Muleshoe High. “He […]