8/9 Reporters Notebook

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Red planet sighting event is hoax A rumor about the red planet, which claims that Mars will come its closest ever to Earth on Aug. 27, has been racing through cyberspace inboxes. “Three different people sent me the e-mail,” said Carol Nash, secretary of Clovis’ Astronomy Club. “It’s stirring […]

Online polls: The great American opinion bowl

Ned Cantwell To stay alive in this business, cable news has taught us, you need to be trendy. CNN, for instance, intersperses in its coverage of hard news stories with online polls so viewers can express their opinions. A story about how Americans feel about their lifestyles, then, might include the following question: What do […]

Hurst, Pete

Pete Hurst Services: Have been held. Mr. Elbert L. “Pete” Hurst Jr., 70, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at his home. He was born on April 26, 1933, in Morton, Texas, to Elbert L. and Carrie Lou Hurst. He married Joyce Essex on Nov. 15, 1952, in Portales. He served in the U.S. […]