Marshall class learns through laughter

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Freshman Josh Metrejean pokes fun at an Amarillo television station sportscaster who is not more than 5-feet tall as part of a skit Wedneday during Keith Ingram’s theater class at Marshall Junior High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Robert Barela, 15, was so nervous during his second-period class at […]

SpaceShipOne launches new era of space flight

Freedom Newspapers Judging by the thousands of spectators who made the trek to the Mojave Desert to watch SpaceShipOne fly early Monday morning, a lot of people are still interested in space flight. The excitement in the crowd as the craft took off was palpable. Each milestone in the flight brought cheers from the throngs […]

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 […]

Weekly prep football capsules

Eunice (3-1) at Texico (3-0) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Eunice beat Hagerman 33-0; Texico beat Clayton 47-7. Last meeting: 2003, Texico blasted Eunice 59-0. Eunice player to watch: Ranson Fisher, QB. Keys to game: Texico coach Mike Prokop doesn’t expect a repeat of last year’s game and neither do the players. Prokop said […]

Area football preview: High Expectations

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Texico running back Johnny Serrano rushed for more than 1,800 yards last year. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner Dexter McDaniel has moved over one spot on the Fort Sumner sidelines this season, and he knows he has some big shoes to fill. Still, the longtime Foxes assistant said things have gone reasonably well as […]

Profiling system has serious flaws

Freedom Newspapers Some people might scoff when we worry aloud about the potential confusions, embarrassments and delays — not to mention invasions of privacy and abuses of power — that could result from the creation of a government airline passenger screening system. But Sen. Ted Kennedy probably isn’t among them. We have no doubt the […]

Olympics score ‘Perfect 10′ with Clovis

The Olympic Games are scheduled Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants are looking forward to watching them. Some responses: “YES I ENJOY THE Olympics very much. I am concerned that there may be terrorist attacks at this one.” — Mac McDonald, Clovis “I LOVE THE OLYMPICS. I […]

Convention: To watch or not to watch

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants would be watching the Democratic and/or Republican national conventions. And if so, what would they be be looking for from the candidates? Some responses: “I AM LOOKING FOR suggested solutions to the mess that Bush got us into that can get us out without another 900 […]

Cellular technology getting bigger and better

By Tom DiFrancesca Modern and emerging technology never ceases to amaze me. Just about every day I sit (or stand) with mouth agape as I read about or personally experience yet another really cool service or electronic gadget. Case in point: As I type this column, just off to the right of my keyboard sits […]

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. […]