Supreme Court in transition stage, rulings reflect that

Editorial The case that will be remembered from the most recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court is Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the court told President Bush that he couldn’t simply create military commissions — especially commissions authorized to deliberate and render decisions with the defendant not even present — without authorization from Congress [...]

June 11, 2006 Weddings

Keim/Crawford Erika Keim of Albuquerque and Adam Crawford of Albuquerque were joined in marriage May 27 at Central Christian Church in Portales. The Rev. Jason Thomas performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alan and Selina Roberts of Portales and the granddaughter of Jim Simpson, Nell Simpson and Wilma Knudson of [...]

Local retailers: Shop Portales during holidays

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Service and quality are high on the list of reasons to Christmas shop in Portales this year, according to local retailers. “Nine out of ten times, when you shop locally, you’re looking at the owner,” Danny Woodward of Woody’s Jewelry in Portales said. Woodward said in his case, especially, service [...]

Roberts confirmed as 17th chief justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glover Roberts Jr. won confirmation as the 17th chief justice of the United States on Thursday, charged by the Senate with the responsibility of leading the Supreme Court through turbulent social issues for generations to come. He was scheduled to be sworn in at the White House later today by Justice [...]

Roberts’ hearings were a scripted circus at best

Freedom Newspapers Alas, even the in-house newsletter of the capital establishment, The Washington Post, seems to recognize the absurd, circus-like aspect of last week’s nomination hearings for Judge John Roberts. The Post wisely assigned writer Dana Milbank to serve as its eyes and ears inside the hearing room and his unflinchingly honest pieces made entertaining [...]

Fairgoers and merchants end festivities

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Eight days after they first arrived at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, the Leglers were back at their group’s fair booth, trying to leave it as empty as they found it. Gretchen Legler watched as her 10-year-old daughter Abby took down parts of their booth for Girl Scout Troop 673, complete [...]

Arenacross coming to county fair

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County residents looking forward to watching cars slamming into each other as part of the demolition derby will instead have to settle for 75-foot backflips and motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle races Saturday night during the Roosevelt County Fair. The Portales Arenacross is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. [...]

Auction taste of ranch business

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Even though the cow she raised sometimes nibbled on her hair, Chelsea Hinrichs suffered a little heartache when she had to sell it. That was the first time the Texico 14-year-old traded an animal for money in the annual Curry County Junior Livestock sale. Friday night, the 4-H competitor completed [...]

Nomination process necessary elsewhere

By Kevin Wilson We’re about to embark on a political process that will produce sound bites from the left and the right (speaking politically, not dimensionally), drag a 50-year-old man through the proverbial mud and most likely do nothing to stop the appointment of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rarely do people leave [...]

Fair set for Aug. 24 opening

By Marc Schoder The countdown is under way for one of New Mexico oldest fairs, the Roosevelt County Fair. The fair is just about a month away, as it starts off Aug. 22 with setups for vendors and fair entrants and concludes on Aug. 27. “Most everything that was at the fair last year will [...]