Immunity denies accountability

By Kevin Wilson Congress is about to tell you it’s OK to break the law, as long as somebody in the government is paying you to do it. The Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of giving telecommunications companies immunity for their roles in a National Security Administration eavesdropping program previously ruled unconstitutional by the […]

Halloween safety tips

CNJ staff Children trick-or-treating should: Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks and avoid crossing yards. Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses. Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an adult if under age 12. Know their phone number and carry a cell phone if possible. Cross streets at […]

Cells often sole phone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Most cell phones give people the ability to take pictures and video, listen to music, access the Internet and annoy theater audiences. They also do one other thing: Eliminate a monthly utility bill. Herman Smith, 38, a retired airman, said he got rid of his land-line phone because he […]

Police press release on bomb threat

Here is the press release issued Friday by Clovis police following a bomb threat at Bank of America: On 06/29/2007 at about 10:58 AM the Clovis Police Department received a call from Bank of America staff reporting that they had received a bomb threat from a female caller asking if it was the bank that […]

United Way provides free phone service

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Curry and Roosevelt county residents seeking assistance can turn to a free phone service to help guide them to the proper resources. The 2-1-1 system is a service being provided by United Way of Eastern New Mexico. Callers to the number are connected to the proper organizations for help. Information […]

The text generation

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MCT/Freedom Newspapers illustration By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s because it saves minutes or because kids say it’s easier to express themselves, text messaging is the latest communication phenomenon gripping today’s teenagers. “Kids don’t communicate verbally any more,” said Dana Wright, whose 16-year-old son is entering his junior year at Muleshoe High. “He […]

Cell phone shopper arouses suspicions

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Muleshoe store clerk’s suspicion that a customer might be engaged in terrorism led police last week to question a Palestinian man regarding his attempt to purchase prepaid cell phones, according to police. Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda said the unidentified man, who said he was involved in an international […]

Cell Phone Etiquette and Centipedes

By Curtis K. Shelburne I just talked to Joshua, our youngest son, on the cell phone. Amazing. Yes, cell phones in general amaze me. I have a love/hate relationship with the gadgets. They are blessings when you own one (or if you need to reel in a teenager) and a blight when they own you. […]

Tax extensions allowed for tornado victims

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Income tax procrastinators have two extra days to file taxes this year, as the traditional April 15 deadline falls on Sunday. The 2006 tax deadline is April 17. Curry and Quay County residents affected by the March 23 tornado also catch a break, according to a press release from the […]

He knows just what I need

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t know if anyone has come up with a 12-step group, something on the order of Alcoholics Anonymous, for packrats, but I hope so. I need to join forthwith. “We’ve always done it that way,” is the motto for folks with one kind of affliction. But the motto […]