May 22, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Last Comic Standing Where: NBC When: 7:30 p.m. What it’s about: A star search for the world’s funniest comic kicks off in the stand-up contest’s Season 6 opener. Here, celeb scouts Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa audition comedians in New York, while Fred Willard and Kathy Najimy search for talent in Tempe, Ariz.

Scandal faces Mozzarella too

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I heard a lot of outrage about New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s alleged involvement with a prostitution ring and his fall from grace. Even my husband, who is originally form upstate New York and presently in Iraq, has followed the scandal closely and was very disappointed about this politician. I […]

Apathy in Italy creates mozzarella tragedy

By Anita Doberman I heard a lot of outrage about New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s alleged involvement with a prostitution ring and this man’s fall from grace. Even my husband, who is originally from upstate New York and presently in Iraq, has not only followed the scandal closely, but couldn’t get over his disappointment about […]

N.Y. governor’s dubious ways cause downfall

Freedom New Mexico Hubris, the Greek word roughly translated as overweening pride, seems to have been the fault or sin that has brought down New York’s Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned on Wednesday. It was foreshadowed in his prior career as New York’s attorney general, even the aspects of that career that many commentators […]

Ex-guv easy target

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton has some fun at the expense of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link:

New York governor resigns in shadow of prostitution scandal

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Heather Wilson to visit Clovis

U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, is scheduled to be in Clovis on Tuesday. She’s scheduled to attend a Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee meeting at 9 a.m. at City Hall, followed by a Curry County Federation of Republican Women meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Dakota’s Steak House and a Clovis […]

Super reaction: ‘Wow’

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “Great game. Best team won. Shows how tough it is to go undefeated.” – Jeff Greene • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three […]

Giant lovers

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three boring quarters (if you like offense), but a frantic and fantastic last five minutes. Glad the ’72 […]

Giuliani to bow out of presidential race

By DEVLIN BARRETT ORLANDO, Fla. — Rudy Giuliani was always a long-shot for the Republican presidential nomination, a brash New Yorker who backed gun control, abortion and gay rights in a party dominated by Southern conservatives. The only surprise was that he lasted as long as he did as the national front-runner. The former New […]

Internet unleashes power of freedom

Freedom Newspapers In an authoritarian nation, individual freedom is subordinate to the state’s authority. Dissenters risk their lives and personal fortunes. In the People’s Republic of China, those risks are ongoing. As the U.S. State Department noted for 2006, China’s “human-rights record remained poor, and, in certain areas, deteriorated. There were an increased number of […]

Police officers push limits of videotaping

By Freedom Newspapers Give police agencies an inch, and they’ll take a mile. That’s the gist of a court decision reining in the New York City Police Department, which has increasingly stretched the legal limits placed on its ability to videotape peaceful demonstrators and passersby at political events. The U.S. District Court decision, although applying […]

Artist’s need to wander might be inherent

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Someone called it playing hopscotch. My Clovis editor asked if it were a mission to live in every state in the nation. I call it getting out of the rain. And with the rainfall the Oregon coast gets — which lasts through April and has already flooded nearly every river […]

Mudslinging campaigns insult democracy

A few years ago, I needed to call the Department of Motor Vehicles and dialed the corresponding 800 number. Imagine my surprise when I got a phone sex line. I redialed to make sure it was a phone book misprint (it was), hung up and visited the local DMV instead. I never thought about it […]

Chavez no laughing matter

Editorial Despite the oppressive nature of his totalitarian government, Cuba’s Fidel Castro still gets a warm welcome in the United States by many American leftists. But as Castro fades, the revolutionary left needs a new hero — and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently is fitting the bill. We couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight […]

New Orleans’ Mayor Nagin little too edgy

By Freedom Newspapers Ray Nagin must find it hard to walk with a foot perpetually lodged in his mouth. The New Orleans mayor was at it again last week, trashing New York’s Ground Zero rebuilding efforts in a pathetic attempt to deflect criticism over the slow progress in cleaning up his city’s Ninth Ward. Nagin […]

Riley, Wanda

Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended a beauty school in Clovis. She married F.C. Riley on Sept. 10, 1949, in […]

Artistic inspiration spares junk from culling for move

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist Packing all your things for a massive move is about as much fun as getting a splinter. Actually, I did get a splinter while packing. Actually, actually, it was prior to packing when I was showing off my broken puke-gold Salvation Army couch to a friend while I told her […]

1/29 Engagements

Price/York Mike and Dayna Hare of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Price, to Jon York of Sidney, Ohio. Tiffany is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Hastain and the late Dr. Gerald Hastain of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 1989 graduate of Clovis High School. She is employed at […]

‘Urban Ballet’ comes to Clovis

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Courtesy Photo: Geoffrey Tischman “Of Dust and Bone,” which will be shown during tonight’s Urban Ballet at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, is inspired by New Mexican poet Levi Romero. Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though it’s a New York City dance troupe, the visitors to Clovis Community College have a flavor that is decidedly New […]