Wireless Internet comes to eastern New Mexico

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The latest commodity to arrive in some eastern New Mexico cafes isn’t coffee-bean inspired. It’s called wireless Internet, wireless fidelity or Wi-Fi for short. In many booming metropolises, the service, which allows consumers to log onto the Internet without a cable or telephone connection, arrived long ago. Eastern New Mexico is […]

D.A. says Internet is not the babysitter

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers It’s a murky place full of sexual solicitations, false identities and a cascade of pornographic material. According to officials at the district attorney’s office, Internet chat rooms can be a dangerous place for children, and too many parents aren’t aware their kids frequent them. “There are parents out there who […]

Identity theft a concern during shopping season

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent On the day that Scott Davis went to buy a car at a dealership in the city he lived in at the time, he thought about the car he’d be getting. Instead, he was presented with an unexpected credit check failure. “When they ran my credit report at the dealership, […]

Let’s put an end to curses, internet chain letters

By Helena Rodriguez If you don’t download this column from our newspaper Web site immediately and forward it to 12 people, you will be struck by lightning. Then as you get up and try to walk away, a bulldozer will run over you. Wait, that’s not all. Before you take your last breath, your lover […]

ENMU men’s tilts on internet

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball games in Washburn University’s holiday classic this weekend in Topeka, Kan., will be available for free on the internet through TRZ/Teamline, according to ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney. Friday’s 5 p.m. (MST) contest against Fort Hays State will be a feed from Mix 103.3 in Hays, […]

Zias’ matches to be on radio, internet

PNT Staff Matches involving Eastern New Mexico University in this weekend’s NCAA Division II Southwest Regional volleyball tournament at Kearney, Neb., will be broadcast on KSEL-AM 1450 and on the internet through TRL/Teamline, according to a release from ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney. The Zias (24-8) face Mesa State (22-9) in a 4 p.m. […]

Portales schools to receive Internet funds

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The federal government will pick up a portion of the tab for Portales schools’ Internet and telephone services again this year — and that could save the district tens of thousands of dollars. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., recently announced the potential award from the federal E-Rate program. The […]

Students choose logging on in lieu of library research

By Mike Linn The story goes something like this: A graduate student logs onto the Internet to research a major paper, finds a site, quotes its content only to find out later the site’s information was gathered by a sixth-grader. The tale is an example of the dangers associated with students using Internet search engines […]

Library to receive E-rate funding

By Michelle Seeber U.S. Rep. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) recently confirmed that the Portales Public Library will receive $5,713 in telecommunications discounts to ensure access to technology. The discounts are part of the E-Rate program that provides libraries discounted Internet and telecommunications services. Jenny Blaylock, circulation supervisor at the library, said, “We’ve been getting that discount […]

Suspect nabbed in Web sting

Darrell Maurina A three-week undercover sting operation led to the arrest of George Ford, 28, who police say used the Internet to lure what he thought was a 14-year-old girl into a meeting. Ford actually had been corresponding with a state police agent via e-mail and arranged to meet her in the Clovis area, according […]

On-line affairs romance area

Mike Linn When Eastern New Mexico University employee Dan Pilon dropped an e-mail to a woman in China the word “marriage” was as far from his mind as the country where she lived. After all, the 48-year-old Pilon was several months into the Internet dating scene as a member of Americansingles.com. He had exchanged e-mails […]

City promotes high-speed Internet surfing

Jack King While many of us still don’t know the difference between an Internet “site” and a “link” — let alone a “bit” and “kilobit” — we’re already living in an era of communications technology that is transforming the way we live and work, said John Badal, Qwest communications company’s New Mexico president. Badal was […]

E-Farming catching on

By Mike Linn While many use the Internet as an electronic maze of MP3 piracy and chat room gossip, some are using the new technology to save money harvesting crops and peddling produce — trades that date back to the beginning of man. Just ask local farmer Sheri Jorde, who said she has saved thousands […]

Burma Shave signs — a blast from the past

Bob Huber When I was in my mid-youth crisis, Burma Shave signs on America’s roads were as common and comfortable as old shoes. Whenever a new one cropped up, we repeated its rhyming couplets over and over from bar stools to pulpits. For you younguns, Burma Shave signs were little poems obligingly spaced line by […]