It’s their job: Don Criss

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Name: Don Criss Job: KENW director of production services Time on job: 35 years Background: Criss grew up in Upstate New York and came to Eastern New Mexico University in 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s degree in educational media from ENMU. What does your job entail?: I supervise the […]

Hopefully Spitzer investigation not political in nature

No question, there has been a satisfying sense of what-goes-around-comes-around pleasure in the downfall of resigned Democratic New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, as there is when almost any politician is made an object of public disgrace. Spitzer was notorious as a confrontational, even bullying kind of character who as New York’s attorney general sometimes stretched […]

August 30, 1976

• The third day of school for Portales Schools showed that 2,415 students enrolled in the district. The number was down by 93 students compared to the third day of the previous school year, according to officials. • A three bedroom, two bath, partially furnished home with new carpet could be leased for $160. • Michael […]

Food safety research must be left to professionals

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist Combine E.coli 0157:H7, “naturally” produced spinach, food poisoning, an organic foods purveyor and author, cows and the New York Times and you get — guess what? That’s right. Evil factory farming! No surprise. I have compassion for the ill and also for the California spinach growers. Like lots of farmers […]

Political campaigns have history of being dirty

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers A few years ago, I needed to call the Department of Motor Vehicles and dialed the corresponding 800 number. Imagine my surprise when I got a phone sex line. I redialed to make sure it was a phone book misprint (it was), hung up and visited the local DMV instead. […]

Chavez’s antics shouldn’t be taken lightly

By Freedom Newspapers Despite the oppressive nature of his totalitarian government, Cuba’s Fidel Castro still gets a warm welcome in the United States by many American leftists. But as Castro fades, the revolutionary left needs a new hero — and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently is fitting the bill. We couldn’t help but chuckle at […]

New Orleans’ Mayor Nagin little too edgy

By Freedom Newspapers Ray Nagin must find it hard to walk with a foot perpetually lodged in his mouth. The New Orleans mayor was at it again last week, trashing New York’s Ground Zero rebuilding efforts in a pathetic attempt to deflect criticism over the slow progress in cleaning up his city’s Ninth Ward. Nagin […]

Romanian symphony brings classical program to Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger The Romanian Symphony Orchestra of Arad is coming to Clovis and they won’t be alone. The touring orchestra will be joined by celebrated Japanese pianist Makiko Hirata for a performance as part of the Cultural Arts Series presented by the Clovis Community College and Plains Regional Medical Center at 7 p.m. on […]

‘Urban Ballet’ comes to Clovis

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though it’s a New York City dance troupe, the visitors to Clovis Community College have a flavor that is decidedly New Mexican in nature. Urban Ballet is set for a 7 p.m. performance tonight at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts series. Tickets are $15 for […]

Youth summit impresses local teens

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer High school students from eastern New Mexico left a motivational speech from Liz Murray thinking they don’t have it that bad in their lives and they can overcome the obstacles in their way. Murray went from being homeless in the streets of New York City to Harvard University and […]