Willie Nelson coming to ENMU

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials confirmed Tuesday country music legend Willie Nelson will appear in concert May 11 in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building. Tickets will be go on sale starting Thursday for ENMU students and staff and Saturday for the general public. School officials are […]

Longtime Clovis resident honored

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Lynn Berry, right, talks with John Eastwood after the United Way Annual Awards Banquet Tuesday at the Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Berry was honored as United Way’s 2005 Campaign Volunteer of the Year. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was the first […]

Robberies could be connected

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the possibility that a pair of armed robbery incidents in the last six days are connected. An armed robbery attempt Saturday night bore similarities to another incident two days earlier, Clovis Police officials said Tuesday. According to police reports, two subjects with bandanas covering their faces attempted to rob […]

Patriot Act needs toning down, revision

Freedom Newspapers The debate in Congress over the USA Patriot Act, portions of which are scheduled to “sunset” at the end of this year, will not take place for months. But it’s heartening to see that a coalition of liberals and conservatives that has raised concerns about portions of the law is still together and […]

Complacency a dangerous precedent

By Tibor Machan I recently went to San Francisco for a conference, parked in a “public parking” place on a busy corner, and my car was broken into and a bunch of stuff stolen. And I am partly to blame. Yes, I wasn’t thinking clearly. Living as I do in a neighborhood where homes and […]

Need to belong leads to tragic results

By Leonard Pitts I just visited the Web site that fascinated Jeff Weise, the 16-year-old who shot up his high school on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. There, I learned that the tribes of humanity must be separated or risk destruction by assimilation. That Jews are a “fanatical religious-ethnic” group conspiring to control communications […]

CCC presents motivational workshop for women

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Barbara Stoker applies mountain climbing analogies to share her personal experiences with women across the nation. A former executive for several major companies including Walt Disney, Stoker is the keynote speaker at a day-long women’s workshop Friday at Clovis Community College. Stoker was in her late 30s when he […]

Clovis’ Casarez catching on

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Clovis’ Daniel Casarez throws the ball to first in a scrimmage against Portales in February. Casarez is filling the catching void left by three-year starter Richard Urban. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Daniel Casarez admits to being a little intimidated heading into season. Taking over for an all-state catcher and […]

Houston, Laura

Laura Houston Services: Have been held. Laura Beatrice “Bea” Houston, 81, of Logan died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. She was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Texas. She was a long-time resident of the Logan community, moving there with her husband. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter […]

Clovis Christian pair atop tourney

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Clovis Christian School junior Mollie Peterson marks her ball on the green during the Clovis Christian Invitational golf tournament on Monday at Clovis Municipal golf course. Peterson shot a 87. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Clovis Christian golfers Mollie Peterson and Lauren Douma took the top two spots at the inaugural Clovis Christian Invitational […]

Cannon fighters taking part in joint exercise near El Paso

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A Navy E-2C “Hawkeye” gets clearance to taxi Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. The plane serves as an airborne radar unit for jet fighters. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The skies over eastern New Mexico are carrying more than the rumbling F-16s this month. Through a joint exercise […]

Business watchdogs approve of legislation

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Now that the legislative session is over, lobbyists and business owners alike are tracking which bills the governor will sign into law and which ones he will veto. For businesses and industry associations, a mixture of tax holidays, incentives and cuts makes the news from the legislature seem pretty […]

Suspects to be tried separately in Newman case

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker entered a plea of not guilty and assigned a public defender to one of the two men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. Jerry Fuller, 32, of Portales was arraigned Monday in front of Parker on two counts of capital murder […]

3/29 Business Digest

Colonial Real Estate expanding The Colonial One Stop convenience store on Prince Street shut down March 18 to make way for an expansion of Colonial Real Estate. Gayla Brumfield, president of the real estate company and owner of the land, said the property will be used for additional offices. Colonial Real Estate will officially become […]

Grandstanding politicians focus on fickle matters

Freedom Newspapers Politicians, whether at the state or federal level, seldom pass up a chance to grandstand. So, just like their counterparts in Washington, D.C., made political hay by badgering baseball, Texas lawmakers seem intent on wasting time and effort on meaningless diversions outside the scope of their office instead of concentrating on the serious […]

New laws can’t prevent school killings

By Steve Chapman Rain in Seattle is not news; the news is when rain fails to fall, as it has been doing lately. Likewise, what is conspicuous about the aftermath of the school shootings in Red Lake, Minn., last week was what didn’t occur — a torrent of calls for new gun-control legislation. The attack […]

Professors silencing pro-American ideas

By Mona Charen While Harvard’s President Larry Summers turns slowly on a spit over a faculty campfire for engaging in thoughtcrime, another Ivy League leader is dipping his toe into controversial waters. Columbia President Lee Bollinger, speaking at a New York Bar Association meeting, declared that university professors have responsibilities in addition to rights. The […]

Hendershot, Gena

Gena Hendershot Services: Have been held. Gena G. Hendershot 35, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Saturday, March 5, 2005. She was born on May 13, 1969, in Clovis. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and worked in the toy department at Walmart. Family members said she was an avid outdooorsman and loved life in […]

Vigilante or not, group shows immigration policy’s flaws

It will be fascinating to see how the Minuteman Project, the brainstorm of California resident James Gilchrist, comes off now that President Bush has referred to the effort as a “vigilante” operation of which he disapproves. It has certainly stirred a lot of interest, pro and con. A retired accountant, Gilchrist conceived the idea of […]

Tahiti a must-miss for your vacation

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist Some folks yearn for a balmy life of lust and leisure on the island of Tahiti. But here at the Trendy Travel Bureau we’ve been studying this urge and have second thoughts about promoting the South Seas as a worthwhile tourist trap. For instance, Tahitians think the stomach is the […]