June 11, 2006 Honors

McIntosh Army National Guard Pfc. Daniel A. McIntosh has graduated from the Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The course is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components, which include internal combustion engines and power trains, spark- and compression-ignition […]

PHS boys finish third in meet

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — For the second time in a week, the Portales High boys saw what figures to be some of their toughest competition in Class 3A postseason play in Grants and Socorro. After beating both teams soundly in last week’s Leroy Gooch Invitational at Ruidoso, the Rams settled for third place this time […]

Rams lead small-school division at LeRoy Gooch Invitational

PNT staff RUIDOSO — The Portales Rams overcame windy conditions to take an eight-shot lead after the first round on Monday in the small-school division of the Leroy Gooch Invitational at Alto Lakes Country Club. Portales shot a four-man score of 335 in a seven-school field. Grants’ tally of 343 was good for second place […]

PHS boys place ninth in Roswell golf meet

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez, the first-round co-leader, followed up a first-round 69 with a round of 39-37 — 76 on Tuesday’s second day of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament but still managed to hang on to third place in the event and help the Rams place ninth in a field of […]

Profit is a dirty word these days

By Tibor Machan As I was channel surfing the other night, I went past one broadcast channel on which I saw and heard the following sentence uttered by a young woman: “He was a businessman so he would do anything to turn a profit.” I caught a glimpse of the name and it was “Law […]

Freedom of expression must be protected

By Tibor Machan A Colorado teacher recently compared President George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler in one of his classes, saying later this was only one side of a controversy he had been covering and he would get to the other side soon. The president himself was asked about it when he addressed newspaper publishers […]

You’ll shoot your eye out Dick

By Karl Terry Call it a premonition or just good judge of character, but I called Vice President Dick Cheney’s hunting style into question just a few weeks before his ill-fated and much-recounted hunting accident. The descriptions published about the vice president’s infamous hunt pretty much back up the assumptions I made about Cheney’s hunting […]

Dog owners teaching canines agility course

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Through a tunnel. Over an A-frame. Weave through poles. Lay down on the platform. Jump the hurdles. Good dog. Where dog shows are beauty pageants for pampered pets, dog agility is an Army obstacle course for man’s best friend. A dog maneuvers the course while its owner leads and instructs. Dogs are […]

First state starts on Ute development

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers The first phase of construction at Ute Lake Ranch has begun and is expected to be completed in 2008, according to Chief Executive Officer Barry Freedman. The 25,000 acre development is located in the bluff country in the northeastern portion of the state near Tucumcari. Freedman said he has assembled […]

Prediction: Commercials overtake television in ‘06

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Well, it seems like only yesterday it was last year, doesn’t it? Not only that, in a couple of months it will be three years since starting this column. A lot has happened since that first column appeared on March 16, 2003. Since then, our country got itself into another undeclared […]

Learn how to curb those cards

Janet Taylor-Birkey The average American will spend about $763 for holiday shopping according to the USA Today. Typically, if a credit card is used, it will take approximately 36 months to pay off those seasons greetings. Holiday spending is inviting, but often digs a hole that is almost impossible from which to climb out. But […]

Kurt Vonnegut proves lifes is about searching

Jim Lee: Local Columnist On Oct. 7, I watched a television interview with author Kurt Vonnegut on PBS. Although TV makes me more disgusted just about every time I hit the “on” button, this interview became a rare and valuable experience. I witnessed non-contradictory contradiction. Hey, how’s that for a topic to drive a person […]

Administration is answerless for oil price questions

Freedom Newspapers Environmentalists have been scrambling to spin the spike in gasoline prices as not the fault of their quite successful efforts the past 30 years to slam the brakes on domestic oil production and refining. Yeah, right. It’s time to face reality. And the reality is America’s domestic oil production and refining capacity has […]

Parents participate in Reading Recovery at Steiner

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Parents of students in the Reading Recovery program at Steiner Elementary can involve themselves more in their first-graders’ education by viewing a 30-minute reading lesson given to their children. Reading Recovery teachers assist students who need additional help with reading as first-graders. Shelly Buzard and Robbie Ferguson have been working […]

HAWC offers Running Clinic

Amn. Thomas R. Trower Many Airmen don’t know how to increase their run time for their mandatory physical training test. The problem may lay in the workout routine, diet or even the running shoes they wear. The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is now offering a “Running Clinic” to help educate runners in the art […]

Base chapel offers financial peace

By Capt. (Chaplain) Mark McKellen If you are in debt and are having trouble making ends meet, what do you do? Get another credit card? How about attending a program called Financial Peace University? FPU was founded by Dave Ramsey who was a multi-millionaire in his mid-20’s while working in the real estate business. His […]

Kids get into the swing of golf

Melanie Salazar 27TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS Cannon’s Whispering Winds Golf Course was packed the morning of July 22, but some of the golfers were a little shorter than usual. The course was hosting U.S. Kids Golf-an annual tournament sponsored by Air Combat Command and held at every Air Force golf course across the country. […]

Tribal terrorist despise the individual

By Tibor Machan LONDON — The little hotel, Sanctuary House, where I stayed this time was located, unbeknownst to me, just the other side of the New Scotland Yard. So when I arrived Thursday after my flight from New York, I felt some relief. Terrorists probably will not do their vicious deeds in the back […]

ENMU regents approve course fees increase

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University Regents approved an increase in course fees on Friday for art classes to help in the expense of Macintosh computers and software. The regents approved the hike in course fees for ENMU’s Macintosh computer labs during Friday’s Board of Regents meeting. The computer lab is […]

Self-promotion: The latest tax deduction

By Kevin Wilson My friends — what can I say about them that hasn’t already been said? I’ve got a collection of friends with the most enjoyable quirks, the kindest dispositions and willingness to help out at all times. Of course, they have their weaker moments as well, like when they wrongfully accuse me of […]