Hopefully new director not another yesman

CNJ staff Whether it was a good idea to create the post of director of national intelligence — we were dubious from the start — in John Negroponte, currently ambassador to Iraq, President Bush has named a veteran diplomat and troubleshooter whom most observers give high marks for competence. Whether he will be the kind […]

Baker, Edgar L.

Edgar L. Baker Services: Have been held. Mr. Edgar L. Baker, 70, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Portales, to Essie and Sidney A. Baker. He lived most of his life in Portales except for a brief time he […]

Security agency candidate has plenty to prove

Freedom Newspapers At the top levels, law enforcement is mainly about management. That’s why we hope the Senate Government Affairs Committee confirmation hearings on Bernard Kerik closely examine whether he has the management skills to run the mammoth and labyrinthine Department of Homeland Security, the job for which he was nominated by President Bush. There’s […]

Pena, Carlos

Carlos Pena Services: Have been held. Mr. Carlos Pena, 94, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 9, 1909, in Pedernal, to Apolonita and Segundo Padilla. He grew up near Encino. He married Lucinda Lorranega in 1933, in Villanueva. She preceded him in […]

Pena, Marjorie

Marjorie Pena Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marjorie Doris Hood Pena, 76, of Clovis, a retired school teacher, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Byers, Texas. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from Highlands University and a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She […]

Gutierrez, Juanita

Juanita Gutierrez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Juanita P. Gutierrez, 95, Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born June 28, 1908, in Tigere, to Virginia and Francisquito Casaus. She spent her early life in Puerta de Luna and Fort Sumner. On Aug. 29, 1936, she married Matias Gutierrez […]