First person: Keeping things balanced

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stacey Burdett is a real estate agent, an elementary school teacher and mother of two who likes to ride motorcycles. Editor’s Note: National Teacher’s Day was Tuesday. Stacey Burdett is in her first year at Barry Elementary, where she teaches fifth grade. Burdett, 40, a former stay-at-home mom, is also […]

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Business Feature: Maintenance key to staying cool

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Whether you’re at home or in your vehicle, local experts say preventative maintenance is the key to keeping air conditioners running properly. “Now that it is getting warmer outside, we are getting a lot of phone calls for air conditioners which have already quit working,” said John Kuchta, a […]

It’s always time to ‘knock it off’ for safety

Master Sgt. Ken Oswald F-16 pilots have a safety management tool called “knock it off.” Air Force Instruction 11-214 outlines conditions under which anyone in the flight can call a “knock it off.” When that happens everyone stops what they’re doing, makes sure they’re pointed away from the ground and each other, and they address […]

Internet should remain free from government controls

Freedom Newspapers It is encouraging that U.S. District Judge James Ware has shown some concerns about privacy. Even so, the likelihood that Internet search-engine company Google will be required to turn over a sample of 50,000 Web site addresses and 5,000 search queries — rather than a million of each — so it can conduct […]

Lions and tigers and bears … in Clovis?

By Jack King The city of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed ordinance that would regulate the keeping of exotic animals in Clovis’ city limits. Commission members tabled consideration of the ordinance Wednesday, saying they need more input from the public on the proposal. Under the ordinance, “wild or […]