Social security cuts worry local seniors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Douglas Smithers, president of the Clovis AARP chapter, said he thinks a one time $250 payment to seniors will help ease the pain of no cost of living adjustment next year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Thursday’s announcement by the Social Security Administration that there will be no cost […]

Letter to the editor: Health reform will bring socialism

Health reform will bring socialism Americans are beginning to realize we are being led down the road to ruin by a relentless desire to add significantly more socialism to our society. Social programs, in the short run, benefit those who genuinely need a helping hand. In the long run, war veterans, the elderly and disabled […]

Tyranny marked by silenced dissent

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist When people voice fear of the American government, they are often accused of being irrational or paranoid. But there are good reasons not to dismiss such concerns under current circumstances. When society is considered a collective, those who see themselves as its leaders can quite easily slip into a mode […]

First person: Fun to be followed

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Scott Knauer of Clovis uses his network of about 1,000 Twitter followers as his personal news source. Scott Knauer of Clovis has about 1,000 followers on Twitter. As a graphic and Web designer, Knauer said he enjoys talking to people with similar interest as him on the web. Twitter is […]

Tom Udall announces new outreach through social media

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M. today launched his official presence on the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Udall’s outreach on social media will provide constituents with the opportunity to engage in a two-way dialogue with his office and stay up-to-date on legislation in Washington and upcoming events in New Mexico. […]

Social insecurity

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MCT illustration By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Aug. 3, 2008 Senior Calendar

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory Monday: 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 1 p.m. line dance; 1- 5 p.m. 8 ball pool and 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 8 a.m. -5 p.m. exercise equipment; 1- 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 2 p.m. Bunco; 6 p.m. jam session. Wednesday: 8 a.m. -5 […]

Browsing backgrounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Informal investigatons using information on the internet are becoming more common. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer With the rising ease of using social networks and public record databases online, people admit they’re doing informal investigations to know who they’re dealing with.

Pick candidate with principle, not personality

The presidential campaign, unfortunately, is being reduced to personality and identity politics. We would be better served to pick a president on principles and positions, rather than the way “American Idol” is chosen. Once the preening and pandering is done, we will be left with what the winner will do in office. On one of […]

Social Security workers brace for boomers

CNJ staff Social Security offices nationwide are bracing for the first round of baby boomers to hit retirement age. Local Social Security officials are urging individuals to utilize the Internet to file their application. “Staffing levels are at an all-time low,” Social Security District Manager Tony Romero said. “So, we are really pushing the E-Services […]