Giving life

Tonjia Rolan United Blood Services will hold a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Boulevard. UBS will collect whole blood and red blood cell donations in the common area of CCC. The process will take between 30 and 45 minutes for whole blood donors and around 1 […]

Cell phone ban distracts from true danger

The Nanny State is wagging its finger at us again. This time it’s the National Transportation Safety Board, which wants to ban all use of cellphones by drivers — even the “hands-free” kind that are increasingly popular — supposedly to cut down on traffic accidents. Many new cars even come with Bluetooth devices that automatically […]

County manager: One jail employee terminated

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Interim Detention Administrator Tori Sandoval gives a report Tuesday to county commissioners on the status of the detention center regarding on-going training for her staff. By David Stevens and Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff One jail employee has been terminated in connection with Sunday’s jail escape, Curry County Manager […]

Time to take control from technology

Social media, like its cousin, the cell phone, is a great thing so long as its stays in its place. Like many, I get irritated when it gets intrusive; unlike some, I try to always remember that I am the one in control. Facebook can remind me unnumbered times that I have “notifications pending.” That […]

Life existed before cell phones

One of the best ways to annoy somebody is to answer a rhetorical question. Why do drive-thru ATMs have Braille on the keys? First, it costs more to make two slightly different ATMs than it does to make them all with Braille. Second, blind people can be passengers in cars, so Braille lettering is an […]

Cell regeneration benefits wounded

Sometime this year, at the Army Institute of Surgical Research on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, more severely burned service members will benefit directly from the emerging science of cell regeneration. In a new clinical trial, doctors will remove a small patch of a patient’s undamaged skin. The patch, no bigger than a small Post-It note, […]

Designated drivers to be rewarded

Designated drivers will be rewarded through a holiday program being launched by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Participating businesses where liquor is sold are offering free gift bags containing sodas, snacks and clothing apparel to individuals who volunteer to be designated drivers, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. The incentive items are […]

Setting it straight: No new cell phone laws

A story in Wednesday’s paper reported incorrect information regarding new laws. There are no new laws related to cell phone use while driving in New Mexico. Lawmakers proposed a law but it was not approved.

Distracted driving tough to enforce

By Tibor Machan: Freedom Newspapers columnist For a while now I have observed the alarm about the use of cell phones while driving. There is hardly any doubt that doing so is hazardous. In his Dec. 7 article for The New York Times, Matte Richtel chronicles some of this. He reports on Bob Lucky, an […]

We Really Need a Cell Phone Tooth Brush?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist I admit it: I’m a nerd. I love technology mainly because I love techno-gadgets. I know. Sometimes you’ve got to wonder about the practicality of some of the gadgets. Just because it’s possible to make a cell phone that doubles as a tooth brush, should we? Do we really […]

Business feature: Regulators investigating cell phone providers, manufacturers

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CNJ photo illustration: Tony Bullocks Smaller service providers are concerned that exclusive contracts between manufacturers and bigger-name companies are hurting their business. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Federal regulators are beginning to take a look at business relationships between cellular phone providers and manufacturers. And regional providers like Plateau Wireless in Clovis say they […]

June 5, 2009 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight May 17 an officer responded to a hotel in the 1000 block of Mabry Drive for theft of services. A cab driver said he had transported a man from a bar to the hotel and the man was refusing to […]

Udall statement on president’s executive order on stem cell research

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today issued the following statement on President Obama’s Executive Order reversing the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research: “By signing the executive order lifting the ban on federal funding for existing embryonic stem cell research today, President Obama has reaffirmed our country’s commitment to life saving scientific […]

Dec. 31 Commander's Action Line

Can you use an officially issued cell phone while driving military installations? Thank you for the action line submission. Whether operating a privately owned or government vehicle and using either a personal or government phone, the hazards are still the same. Joint Traffic Regulation AFI 31-218 (I) para 4-2 Installation Traffic codes states: (3) Driver […]

Child’s cell phone use family matter

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State police report: Escapees had access to cell phone

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Inmates made calls on a cell phone stolen from a nurse about a week before the August escape of eight inmates from the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a report by state police. A nurse told state police investigators she set her phone on a computer table […]

Depression-era art program exhibit worth look

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The old cell block in the Portales courthouse is being transformed — temporarily, at least — into a celebration of the arts. Not just any art, but the unique and time specific work of the WPA. The Works Progress Administration was created May 6, 1935, to help provide economic relief […]

Business feature: Cell phone providers readying for switch

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Phone companies are offering to reprogram cell phones for free to help subscribers adjust to the permanent switch to the 575 area code that takes effect next month. About three-fourths of the state, including eastern New Mexico will be assigned the 575 area code. The state Public Regulation Commission […]

Cell evolution

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Liliana Castillo The cell phone has evolved into an all-encompassing device that feeds peoples dependence on it. By Liliana Castilla, Freedom New Mexico Al Noblett began selling cell phones when they were simply phones. In 1987, Noblett got his first job in sales with Radio Shack and was charged with selling […]

Wesley Foundation collecting cell phones for service members

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham ENMU student Jennifer Hunter, left, and Wesley Foundation interim director John Lowry-King look over some of the used cell phones donated for the program, “Cell Phones for Soldiers.” Used cell phones will be collected through May 9. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico The chance to call home and hear […]