Project: Reader Reaction

david_stevens@link.freedom.com Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis police are understaffed or underpaid and if Clovis is “one of the most dangerous […]

Beware more control of our schools

Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson explains his education vision with a passion befitting a master politician. He’s stumped throughout the state in recent weeks to ask New Mexicans to allow him to show us all how to put our public schools on the right path to producing better-prepared children — at no extra cost. To […]

Alabama commandments issue isn’t isolated

Kay Arvizu My heart goes out to the people of Alabama. I hope they remember that this is not a defeat for God, but for those people who think they won. The monument that was removed from the Alabama Judicial Building was not God, nor was it worshiped by his people; it was simply a […]

Tax hike for police may not be wise

A petition with 800 signers to raise police salaries was presented to the Clovis City Commission on Thursday. This is a very small number compared to the city population of 33,000 citizens who pay the taxes. A commissioner suggested a property tax increase as the answer. During the presentation, Clovis salaries were compared with Roswell, […]

Bridges, Milton

Milton Bridges Services: Have been held. Milton Doane Bridges, 73, of Georgetown, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003. He was born on June 24, 1930, in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, to Dr. Milton Arlanden and Marie Troutwine Bridges. He lived in New York City until 1939 when he moved to Houston after his father died. He […]

Friday area prep football roundup

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — The Farwell Steers took advantage of a bad punt snap by Petersburg for the deciding touchdown early in the fourth quarter Friday night and edged the Buffaloes 14-7 in their home opener. With the ball on their own 21, the Buffaloes punt snap sailed over the head of junior Bobby Rosas […]

One dead in violent 25 minutes

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Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher and law enforcement officers look for evidence outside of Tucker Auto Sales where owner J. C. Tucker died Thursday night. Hatcher said he is treating the case as if it were a homicide. FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Mike Linn Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis business owner was found dead and two fast-food […]

Think carefully on armed pilots

Freedom Newspapers After the hijackings of four airliners as the opening act of the terrorist attacks on the United States nearly two years ago, air safety and thwarting further hijackings were a priority for nearly all Americans. From the lofty halls of Congress to the person on the street, folks voiced the opinion that “we” […]

Time to face reality of Iraqi situation

STEVE CHAPMAN Back when the occupation of Iraq was expected to consist of a victory parade and a glorious flowering of democracy, the Bush administration was content to handle the job alone. But this week, it finally acknowledged that the only thing worse than being mired in a catastrophe is being mired there all by […]

Democrats feigning shock in California

Thomas Sowell In hip and non-judgmental California, Democrats are suddenly expressing shock over Arnold Schwarzenegger’s past sex life, his father’s politics, and the example that his movies may have set for the young. Senator Dianne Feinstein expresses alarm over the fact that Arnold used ugly-looking military weapons in movies about military combat. Democrats are shocked, […]