Eastern student’s siblings are Virginia Tech alumni

By Freedom Newspapers One Eastern New Mexico University student has connections to Blacksburg, Va., and Virginia Tech University where a gunman killed 32 people Monday. Michael Harman, an ENMU junior history major, admits he spent some tense moments Monday morning until he was able to talk with family members who live in Blacksburg. He said […]

Gunman kills 32 at Virginia Tech shooting before committing suicide

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An unidentified man sits handcuffed under the Drill Field review stand Monday while officials check Burruss Hall for safety following a shooting incident on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. (AP photo: Alan Kim) By Sue Lindsey: The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest […]

Gonzales, Fred

Fred Gonzales, 84, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Dimas and Virginia Gonzales in Elida, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Severiana (Cleo) Contreras in El Paso, where […]

Calbert, Genevieve

Genevieve Calbert, 88, of Tucumcari died Friday, May 26, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Tucumcari, she had been a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari and was active in the Sacred Heart Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, Juan Calbert; two brothers, and two […]

Kincaid, Virginia B.

Virginia Bernice Kincaid, 79, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Childress, Texas, to Stanley and Willie Trigg McKimmey. She married Thomas Lee Kincaid on Aug. 9, 1958, in Clovis. She was a beautician, and worked in retail sales. She was a member of Jehovah’s […]

Nelson, Norman

Mr. Norman Wayne Nelson, 60, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1945, in Dothan, W. Va., to Herman and Belle Bragg Nelson. He married Layne Kegel Sept. 7, 1974, in North Miami, Fla. He moved to New Mexico from Pennsylvania 24 years ago. He […]

Sleep well, death-penalty proponents

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist So he’s guilty as charged. Never mind the timeline that some thought made it almost impossible for him to have committed the crime. Never mind the book casting doubt on his culpability. Never mind his death chair declaration: “An innocent man is going to be murdered tonight.” Never mind any […]

Skepticism hard at work over holiday

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Sorry, I just don’t believe it. I don’t believe there was a little girl named Virginia O’Hanlon. She is the 8-year-old kid who supposedly wrote the letter to the New York Sun in 1897. Virginia, goes the legend, wondered if Santa existed. She told the editor her Papa said, “if […]

Vance , Virginia L.

Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance Services: Have been held. Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance, 72, of Conifer, Colo., died June 29, 2005. She was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950. She lived in Conifer, Colo., for more 30 years and took an active interest in community affairs. She […]

Oceana backers defend base

By Sue Lindsey: The Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Navy has found no better location for a master jet base on the East Coast than Oceana Naval Air Station, members of a commission considering closing the installation were told Monday. Accompanied by Virginia officials, four members of the Defense Base Realignment and Closure […]