Report shows assault, theft rates increase

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Assault and theft rates were up this year in Portales, but the crime rate is still lower than most communities, according to city police. At Thursday’s Portales City Council meeting, Police Chief Jim Gill and Capt. Lonnie Berry presented their department’s report for 2008. According to department records, there […]

Shades, snacks on new shows

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a top-down/bottom-up window shade and gluten-free appetizers and snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.Terrell Sundermann will show how to make a top-down/bottom-up window shade. She’ll also talk about how to measure the window, determine the size […]

TRICARE cost increases proposed

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows why some military retirees and veterans could face higher out-of-pocket costs if the Obama administration and Congress take bold moves to reform the U.S. health system and to make federal health programs more efficient. Among 115 “options” presented, though not endorsed, […]

Potato varieties featured on shows

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on cooking with different potato varieties, setting up a five-star treatment for houseguests and free-form thread painting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Frank Muir of the Idaho Potato Commission in Eagle, Idaho, will explain the different varieties of […]

‘Creative Living’ shows off new set

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The host of “Creative Living” has a new set in KENW TV’s new facilities, thanks to the help of several people. Sheryl Borden loves the comfortable new set — and the fact that her helpers don’t have to move its pieces whenever it’s time for another show. The set […]

Yesterday’s children’s shows taught moral lessons

By Judy Brandon As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children would eagerly respond: […]

Democrats reaction shows deep hostility toward world trade

Editorial It’s sad, really. For most of the last century, the Democratic Party, as the most significant advocate of an internationalist perspective in American politics, understood that promoting international trade was a key aspect of being an internationally oriented world power that valued multilateral relations. With its latest action on a proposed trade agreement with […]

Former Broadway performer takes show to Clovis

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico David Geist doesn’t just want to play music. He wants to teach others why he loves it so much. “I infuse dramatic intent when I play my music,” Geist said, “and that’s what I feel is part of the offering I am able to give.” Geist is playing at […]

Designer shows how to make wedding shower center pieces

By Sheryl Borden: Local columnist Information on working with fat quarters, making centerpieces, and sewing antique appliqué pillowcases will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Kimberly Jolly, owner of the Fat Quarter Shop, explains that a fat quarter is a piece of fabric cut […]

Cause concerts won’t solve problems

Editorial We didn’t catch much of Al Gore’s “Live Earth” extravaganza last weekend. A Gilligan’s Island marathon was running on TV Land and we couldn’t tear ourselves away. But we weren’t surprised to read that it was a poorly received, and reviewed, dud. Some “cause concerts,” like some causes, are better than others. And while […]