For many, cell phones, computers integral part of everyday life

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Kristin Smothermon of Albuquerque uses her cell phone while visiting her sister in Clovis. Smothermon, 16, received the phone from her parents two years ago. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Inside 16-year-old Kristin Smothermon’s purse is a flip-top Motorola cellular phone. The Albuquerque teen takes it with her most places […]

Technology’s invasion both blessing, curse

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist At the end of April, five explorers reached the North Pole. Bone tired and bone chilled after 37 days and 475 miles, they set up their tent and tried to get some rest. Then visitors came calling. Three Russians and a Czech who had followed them the last 50 miles […]

Cellular technology getting bigger and better

By Tom DiFrancesca Modern and emerging technology never ceases to amaze me. Just about every day I sit (or stand) with mouth agape as I read about or personally experience yet another really cool service or electronic gadget. Case in point: As I type this column, just off to the right of my keyboard sits […]

Graduations 3/21

Clovis Community College The following Clovis Community College students applied for graduation for the Fall 2003 semester and are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony to be held on May 7, 2004. Associate of Arts: Gertrude Acosta, Liberal Arts, Rene Alexander, Liberal Arts, Brandy Barrett, Liberal Arts, Hope Bildilli, Liberal Arts, Paula Browne, Liberal […]

Cure for cancer still needed among technological advances

By Tom DiFrancesca Cancer — one word that can easily strike fear into the heart of just about everyone. Cancer — it’s the scourge of the earth. Cancer — it is not selective, it matters not whether one is rich, poor or middle-class. Good people get cancer, bad people get cancer — it doesn’t make […]

Season reminds us of what we do have

Mona Charen This is a season for counting one’s blessings. Here is my partial list: > The world is rid of one of the most vile, depraved dictators in human history. His regime no longer tortures and rapes people by the thousands, nor encourages acts of murder in other nations by financing bombers, nor trains […]

Surfing your way into Las Vegas is smart and easy

Tom Di Francesca Greetings from the floor of the Las Vegas (Nevada) Convention Center. I and my trusty sidekick “K” (short for Kyocera) — which is actually a combination cellular telephone and Palm Pilot — are here to attend COMDEX. COMDEX is an acronym for “computer dealer exposition” and the event takes place in November […]

Business Briefs 11/18

Local provider offers new technology ENMR-Plateau, a regional telecommunications provider, is providing some area customers with “fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technologies,” according to a company news release. The Pleasant Hill Exchange, which incorporates the Brettana and San Vincente residential sub-divisions in Clovis, will be the first residential community in New Mexico to have access to this “groundbreaking […]

Air Force project aids education

By Darrell Todd Maurina Much of what the Air Force does involves preparing for battle in the skies over hostile nations, raining lethal strikes down upon the enemies of the United States. But some Air Force activities are just plain fun. That’s what Gerald Mora of the research laboratory at Phillips Research Site, part of […]

Recording industry fights wrong battle

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes an industry can be so obnoxious it’s hard to know what to say. Citing a 31 percent drop in sales of recorded music, the Recording Industry Association of America has decided to sue those individuals who share music files over the Internet. A big “win” came recently when the RIAA gained a […]

College gets gift of technology

By Gary Mitchell Clovis Community College officials recently received nearly three quarters of a million dollars to complete the construction of the college’s new library and technology center. Lynell Skarda, Citizen’s Bank chairman of the board, and Kent Carruthers, president and CEO of Citizen’s Bank, presented the college’s board of trustees with a check for […]

New technology could return power to people

Amid all the worries about Big Brother intrusion into our lives in the name of homeland security, we’re relieved that we live in a society in which people can still fight back — using the same technology the government is deploying against us. The United States government has become enthralled with programs that use new […]