Video removed from courthouse

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County officials turned off a controversial video in the courthouse lobby Wednesday afternoon and said an informational display about election issues would be dismantled. Sharna Johnson A controversial video related to Tuesday’s election was turned off at the county courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. County Attorney Stephen Doerr said the […]

Agsense: Report overestimates agriculture’s carbon footprint

In July 2009, I reported on a controversial 2006 Food and Agriculture Organization report called “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” This report aimed to assess the impact of livestock production worldwide on environmental issues in which it lumped together the environmental impact of so-called “slash and burn” agricultural practices in developing countries to efficient modern farming practices […]

Act ends controversial personnel system

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — With President Barack Obama’s signature today on the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, a controversial pay-for-performance personnel system is abolished. About 220,000 Defense Department employees who had come under the National Security Personnel System will transition back to the long-standing General Schedule system, but that will […]

White House drops controversial veterans health care proposal

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Bill protects ‘controversial science’ teaching

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A measure pending in the Senate Education Committee would protect teachers who want to talk about theories of a “controversial scientific nature,” including but not limited to creationism, its sponsor said. “There’s fear that if they say the wrong thing at the wrong time with the wrong student present […]

Government retiree `double dipping’ targeted

By Doug Mattson Politicians and union leaders alike are taking aim at the controversial practice of “double-dipping” — public employees returning to work after retirement to collect a salary and pension. The issue comes as lawmakers consider ways to keep some of New Mexico’s biggest retirement funds from hemorrhaging money. The Public Employees Retirement Association […]

Helms holds place in U.S. political history

Freedom New Mexico Some politicians are controversial without being important. The history books and newspaper pages are littered with the names of also-rans who managed to snag a few headlines by virtue of scandal rather than substance. You can’t say the same about Jesse Helms. Love him or hate him — and quite a few […]

Discussion expected on school yearbook

CNJ Staff The controversial Clovis High School yearbook is not a topic on the agenda at tonight’s school board meeting. But school Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she expects area residents will be voicing their opinions on the subject during the meeting’s open forum. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the school administration building. The […]

Patriot Act limit positive sign for freedom

Freedom Newspapers Although it was in some ways a tribute to Congress’ bumbling ways, the outcome for the USA Patriot Act — an extension for only five weeks, until Feb. 5 — was an unalloyed defeat for the Bush administration. The president had repeatedly said he would not accept a “short-term extension.” But in the […]

Former city commissioner dies at 74

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Colleagues described Eldred Noble as a robust man with a strong opinion. Noble, 74, of Clovis, died Saturday morning at a Lubbock Hospital from complications after undergoing open heart surgery in October. Noble served as a city commissioner for two terms, according to Mayor David Lansford, and was active […]

No debating that Jesus is controversial

Letters to the Editor I cannot remember a film more controversial than “The Passion of the Christ.” The media attention is phenomenal, the religious conversation is ceaseless, and after all is said and done I am not sure most of us will truly understand what is happening through this film. This film is not truly […]