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2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Sharna Johnson, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Aug. 6--The search for middle ground on a proposed county nuisance ordinance continues. While most agreed something needs to be done to clean up unsightly properties, the majority of Curry County residents who spoke at Tuesday's county commission meeting said there are problems with the latest proposed nuisance ordinance. More than a dozen residents voiced concerns about loosely defined or vague language in the ordinance and high violation...

2008-08-05 15:00:35

By Gabriel Monte, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Aug. 5--High fuel costs may have grounded private pilots in Clovis but they have played a hand in the increase of passengers flying out of Clovis in the last year, according to Clovis Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers. And more use of the airport is expected as Cannon Air Force Base receives more personnel as it transitions to a Special Operations Wing and as the city's economy grows, Summers said. The number of passengers flying out...

2008-08-02 03:00:26

By Gabriel Monte, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Aug. 2--Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state's adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state's standards based assessment test. The report is a No Child Left Behind yardstick used to measure students' reading and math skills. The...

2008-07-31 12:00:44

By Liliana Castillo, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Jul. 31--The movie "Swing Vote," a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war for Johnson's vote. The movie was not filmed in Texico. Filmmakers just like the name of the town for the setting. Movie directors did...

2008-07-29 03:01:19

By Gabriel Monte, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Jul. 29--Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be able to replace, according to state health care officials. The report indicates a majority of licensed nurses aged 40 years old and younger are leaving the workforce...

2008-07-24 12:01:15

By Liliana Castillo, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Jul. 24--Janice Green picked the right day to come to town. Green and her family live 14 miles east of Farwell and limit their trips to the city. She was surprised when she noticed unleaded gas selling at Lowe's for $3.69 a gallon -- which was more than 30Ӛ¢ below the national and area average. "Gas prices keep you at home," said Green from her vehicle as she waited in line for gas. "I do...

2008-07-24 12:00:47

By Liliana Castillo, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Jul. 24--In the minimal light backstage, Caleb Brandon took his place behind a podium and placed a headset on his head. He took a deep breath as the first song began. Brandon, a part-time instructor at Clovis Community College, took a breath not only for himself, but also to help his nine students relax as they prepared to do a Broadway-style performance in front of family and friends. The performance also served as the final exam for a...

2008-07-22 12:01:02

By Clovis News Journal, N.M. Jul. 22--Xcel Energy officials are asking customers to limit power use Tuesday as expected electricity demands could outweigh production. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said the company shut down two generators Monday in coal-fire power plants in Muleshoe and Amarillo after discovering tubes in the boilers were leaking. Reeves said the generators would go undergo maintenance throughout the day, but he hopes the issue would be resolve before peak hours,...

2008-07-18 12:01:08

By Clovis News Journal, N.M. Jul. 18--WASHINGTON -- A bill that would help fund a new dairy consortium and other agriculture initiatives affecting New Mexico was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, according to press releases from the offices of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The measure is now ready for consideration by the full Senate, according to the releases. The bill contains millions for New Mexico's agriculture industry,...

2008-07-18 12:00:59

By Gabriel Monte, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Jul. 18--Inside what looks like an 8-foot tall green beach ball is a satellite terminal that represents the future of special operations communications technology. Tethered by cables tied to four metal plates, the inflatable satellite was surrounded by three tents housing millions of dollars worth of communications equipment. The mobile communications unit is the hub of a two-week long exercise at Cannon Air Force Base involving special...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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