TSA spreads its wings beyond U.S. airports

Freedom New Mexico Weren’t airport pat downs enough? The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its reach of checkpoints and control far beyond protecting airports. “TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass-transit locations around the country,” the Los Angeles Times reported. Ray Dineen, the air marshal […]

Protesters fail to see hypocrisy

Allow me, if you will, a few disjointed thoughts that weren’t long enough for a column, but were worth some type of mention in this space: • The best snide comment I’ve heard from people who hate the Occupy Wall Street protests is that you have thousands of people protesting the excesses of capitalism, and […]

Nothing charitable about TV show

I used to have an Autotext feature that pasted a canned introduction to random thoughts that weren’t long enough for a column, but need to escape my mind. I forgot the keystroke pattern to use it. We proceed anyway: • I’m not sure what infomercial technique is more irritating — the black-and-white scenario that shows […]

Letters to the editor: Need to let Democrats do their job

Need to let Democrats do their job Some questions for all our local Tea Partiers/Republicans who are so upset with our national debt: Where were you between 2002 and 2009? Why weren’t you upset and yelling loudly when the Bush administration was spending all those trillions of dollars on immoral, illegal wars in Iraq and […]

Government will only slow Internet growth

Freedom Newspapers Who could have imagined how life would be changed by the Internet? There weren’t many testing the waters 25 years ago when, on March 15, the first dotcom Internet domain name — symbolic.com — was registered by a Cambridge, Mass., computer manufacturer. The flood gates didn’t exactly fly open. Only five more domains […]

Program seeks to help children deal with bullying

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Freshman Academy student Anessa Garcia talks to a group of third and fourth-graders about bullying during sessions Tuesday at Lockwood Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer They remember what it was like to be a fourth grader. Kids were cool and adults weren’t. When they had a problem, […]

Driving, reading Bible not feasible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer So, last week, I said I had three ideas that weren’t worth 500 words on their own, but worth 150 each. I was wrong. I actually had four ideas, and the entire reason I wrote last week was for the idea I forgot to type up. So keep in […]

Legislature: Senator stresses frugality — with kilt

The New Mexican Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 59 Fear of computers: We hope you weren’t looking for a live webcast from the Senate floor Monday or Tuesday. After the Senate voted 27-13 last year to begin streaming live video of floor sessions over the Internet, many people expected them to do just that. […]

Team pays tribute to friend

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Josh Romero of Clovis Scum picks up a grounder during the second inning of the team’s matchup against Clovis’ Los M’s Saturday during the New Mexico USSSA men’s class E state tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. Scum won 23-2. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico They weren’t hard to spot […]

Hounds falter against LCU

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With the way his team played, Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan said it was hard to tell just how good Lubbock Christian was. Lubbock Christian guard Max Eding scored 23 points and fellow senior Marques Baldwin added 21 in a 73-64 win over the Greyhounds […]