State legislature adjourns

What passed (Bills already signed by Gov. Bill Richardson have been noted.): * Death penalty: HB285 repeals the death penalty and establishes life in prison without parole as the state’s maximum sentence. It was signed into law by the governor. * Open conference committees: HB393 opens to the public conference committees — meetings in which […]

Greyhounds sign 30 prep football players

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Three quarterbacks and a handful of running backs and wide receivers were among 30 high school players signed to national letters of intent with Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday’s national signing day. The Hounds are switching to what head coach Mark Ribaudo said will be a Texas Tech-style […]

Baskett leads benefit golf tourney

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — When the National Football League draft started in 2006, Hank Baskett III waited at home for a phone call that never came. This time, the veteran Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver was getting plenty of calls and text messages, but none were as important as a good day of golf. […]

Sports Briefs

Freedom Newspapers Wilhoit playing for South All-Stars ALBUQUERQUE — Dora’s Tyler Wilhoit will play for the South squad in tonight’s Class 1A-2A New Mexico High School Coaches Association boys basketball all-star game, scheduled for The Pit on the campus of the University of New Mexico. Wilhoit has been a mainstay for three years for Dora, […]

Ribaudo signs defensive gems for ENMU football

Jesse Wolfersberger When Eastern New Mexico football coach Mark Ribaudo was looking at scouting tapes of Courtland White, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound linebacker from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, he liked what he saw not only in White, but in one of his teammates. “Obviously we liked Courtland,” Ribaudo said. “And the next time I […]

Dr. Language has some bones to pick

Bob Huber Here at the Symposium for Sparkling Conversation we’re swamped with letters warning us that our mother tongue is going to hell in a handbasket. Just to show you how serious this is, we spent 10 sleepless minutes dealing with the fact that in English there is no synonym for the word “Thesaurus.” But […]