Residents admit smart phones are smarter than them

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Tonjia Rolan Are you smarter than your smart phone? If humans use only 10 percent of their brains — as urban legend alleges, do they also use only 10 percent of their smartphone apps? As it turns out, the 10 percent brain usage myth has been debunked by neurologists, according to Scientific America. Neurologists now […]

Texas voters weigh in

Staff and wire reports AUSTIN, Texas — Texas voters have rejected a constitutional amendment that would have given counties the same bonding powers as cities and town, while passing a measure to allow cities and counties to enter contracts with one another without creating a new tax district. Under Proposition 4, Texas counties would have […]

Educators weigh in on school grading system

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Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Educators on Monday cautioned Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration against rushing the implementation of a new law that will assign grades A to F to rate the performance of public schools. Teachers, superintendents and others raised questions Monday about proposed rules by the Public Education Department for the school […]

Locals weigh in on Oscar buzz

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local movie fans are conceding “Avatar” is going to do well in Sunday’s Academy Awards. But they wouldn’t be surprised — and some would be hopeful — to see Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” take Best Picture. The two films are part of a 10-picture field up for this […]

Residents weigh in on election

• Editor’s note: The deadline has passed for submitting letters to the editor related to Tuesday’s election.