Recount in Taiwan election will slow country’s progress

Freedom Newspapers W hen the United States advises other coun- tries around the world to emulate its demo- cratic ways, it probably doesn’t mean having elections so close that they resemble Florida in 2000 and lead to weeks of uncertainty. But that’s what happened in Taiwan last weekend, and the echoes could reverberate for years. […]

What is Rush and Gov. Bill’s real story?

Ned Cantwell Who says the Hatfields and McCoys can’t get along? Think Israel will never come to terms with Palestinians? Think again. The war between the sexes will soon end. Ted Kennedy and Newt Gingrich will go fishing together. Texas Tech basketball coach Bobby Knight is going to write a book called “My 10 Favorite […]

Price-gouging law will dampen charity

Walter Williams The Virginia Senate just passed the Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act of 2004, which now awaits Gov. Mark Warner’s signature. In part, the act says, “During any time of disaster, it shall be unlawful for any supplier to sell, lease, or license, or to offer to sell, lease, or license, any necessary goods […]

Tuesday prep baseball linescores

CNJ STAFF Junior varsity at Brady Field First game Clovis 14, Goddard 6 Goddard 012 30 — 6 9 3 Clovis 433 4x — 14 12 1 2B — Goddard, Chavez. Clovis, Simon Salguero, Jordan Moore 2. HR — Goddard, Hardison. Clovis, Chase Denton, Salguero. Top Clovis hitters — Moore 3-4, Daniel Casarez 2-3. Clovis […]

Hounds gain series split at NW Oklahoma

CNJ STAFF ALVA, Okla. — Junior right-hander Jesse Garcia-Perez pitched five innings of three-hit relief and junior Mark Wallace belted a pair of solo home runs as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Northwestern Oklahoma State 11-6 on Tuesday to gain a split of their two-game series. The Greyhounds (9-17), who were routed 16-1 […]

Withrow gets a jump on track

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Muleshoe High School junior Jessica Withrow, seen here hurdling over Lady Mules coach Benji Jay, finished second in the 300 meter hurdles at state in 2003. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White MULESHOE — Jessica Withrow decided to get a jump on the track season by giving up basketball. The move appears to be […]

Argument ends with man’s death

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 21-year-old Clovis man is being held on murder charges in connection with Monday night’s shooting of two Clovis men, one of whom died at the scene. Mark Madrid faces an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Porfirio “Po” Gonzalez, 53, police said. Madrid also faces […]

U.S. in danger of losing already modest tax cuts

Freedom Newspapers T he House Budget Committee recently rejected legislation that would have prevented future tax cuts unless they are “paid for” by spending cuts or increases in other taxes. If the proposal had passed, it would have made it almost impossible to extend or make permanent the modest tax cuts the administration pushed through […]

Woman finally got used to New Mexico

Don McAlavy Lula Mae (Ikard) Pack was born at Ninnekay, Okla. She said Ninnekay was a route, not a town, close to Chickasha, which was 15 miles away. The family sometimes left home at 5 a.m. in a wagon wrapped in quilts. “We would spend the day and shop and get all of our groceries […]

Rappers’ civil rights violations concern all

Leonard Pitts Jr. Are Miami police spying on rap artists? And should it matter to you if they are? How you answer the first question depends on who you choose to believe. According to a recent story by Miami Herald reporters Nicole White and Evelyn McDonnell, police in both Miami and Miami Beach have been […]

Three run for Farwell school board positions

By Michelle Seeber There will be no contest for seats on the Muleshoe Independent School District Board of Trustees. But Farwell School Board has three candidates running for two at-large positions. They include incumbent Sam Billingsley, Bryan Roach and Mike Ratke. “Sam is a Church of Christ preacher and works at Ellis Funeral Home in […]

Brasser, Preston

Preston Brasser Services: Have been held. Preston Louis Brasser, 61, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 21, 1943, in Escanaba, Mich., to Irving and Vivian Keene Brasser. He came to Clovis in 1979. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant from the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Scholarship fund gets $1,200 at meeting

A scholarship fund started five years ago in memory of the former owner of High Plains Federal Credit Union received more than $1,200 due to donations and silent auction receipts at the credit union’s annual meeting on Saturday. According to Daniel Lofton, marketing director for the credit union, the Raymond McClain Scholarship is given each […]

Police Blotter 3/24

Staff at a Clovis alternative school called police about 6:30 p.m. March 17 to report that five females left on foot and had not been seen since 5:45 p.m. Police took down the names and descriptions of the five girls, aged 13 through 17, and filed a missing persons report. • • • About 3:15 a.m. Thursday, […]

Civilian pilot makes emergency landing at Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina A civilian pilot suvived because Cannon Air Force Base took emergency steps to guide his damaged plane to Cannon’s runways during severe weather on March 12, according to Col. Robert Yates, 27th Fighter Wing commander. “When you have a fellow pilot in trouble you just pull out all the stops to […]

Police say slain suspect left traps at crime scene

By Darrell Todd Maurina Booby traps left behind after a hostage standoff in Friona prompted local officials to call Cannon Air Force Base on Sunday for help. SWAT officers discovered the devices when attempting to enter the parsonage of First Baptist Church of Friona after fatally shooting Robby Lynn Vaughn of Muleshoe, the man they […]

County releases salary records

By Jack King Curry County officials on Friday supplied employee salary and benefits information as requested by the Clovis News Journal — but the paper’s officials said Monday their dispute is not over. The newspaper last week sued the county for release of the salary information, contending it is public record. County Attorney Stephen Doerr […]

‘Better kids in community’ at party with fatal shooting

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sheriff surprised at names of those attending event. Preliminary investigation of Saturday night’s fatal shooting north of Clovis indicates that Justin Tyler Mitchell, 19, was killed with his own pistol by a longtime friend, according to law enforcement officials. Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said he’s known the victim and his […]

Solid returning nucleus has Texico thinking playoffs

By Dave Wagner After narrowly missing out on a playoff berth last spring in its first year of eligibility, the Texico High baseball team entered the 2004 campaign with high hopes. The Wolverines remain optimistic, but the job has been made tougher by the fact that three players they were counting on this spring are […]

Wildcats golfers third at APS Invite

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis placed three golfers in the top six, but it wasn’t enough to overtake three-time defending Class 5A champion La Cueva Monday at the Albuquerque Public Schools’ Invitational boys tournament. Junior Travis Reid of Clovis tied for second at 1-under-par 71 and classmate Guillermo Chavez was a stroke back at 72 […]