‘Wounded Warrior Insurance’ could be solution

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Service members, particularly Reserve and National Guard, might not understand yet how their military insurance has been enhanced to cover traumatic injury, whether suffered in war or at home even while off duty. The new Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) is still referred to as “Wounded […]

Chavez no laughing matter

Editorial 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 the sight […]

Nuzum an NFL first for Clovis

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Jerry Nuzum and his wife, Mary, embrace after a Las Cruces judge declared the Pittsburgh Steelers halfback innocent of murder charges in 1951. This photo appeared on Page 1 of the Clovis News-Journal on July 2, 1951. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Hank Baskett is Clovis’ only pro football player these days. He’s heading into […]

Clovis plans for 100th

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksClovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman kneels in the spot where a time capsule was buried in 1957. The photo in his hand shows the spot where it was buried. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Theodore Roosevelt was president, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and the world’s first air force […]

Lincoln-Jackson adds new chapter to history

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleNew Mexico Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia speaks at Saturday’s Lincoln-Jackson Family Center Open House. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Education is a three-piece puzzle, according to Clovis Municipal Schools Community Relations Director David Briseno. Under the roof of a building rich with history those three pieces — parents, students […]

Job changes student’s life

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A job changed Oswaldo “Ozzie” Flores, perhaps forever. “I was just one of those little thugs,” said Flores, 16. “I was always getting suspended, always in trouble. I remember being told I would never make it to the high school,” he said. That string of suspensions led Flores to […]

Board member set for state term

Lora Harlan is a veteran member of the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education. She has served on the board as a representative of District 3 for more than 15 years. Harlan, 59, resides in Clovis with her husband, Tom. As a Clovis native, she has firsthand knowledge of Clovis Schools, as she was educated […]

Shooting trial to begin Monday

CNJ Staff The jury trial for a Clovis bail bondsman accused of shooting a bail jumper in the back a year ago is scheduled to begin Monday, according to court records. Henry “Hank” Bayless, 64, is accused of shooting Javier Sanchez on Sept. 20, 2005, while trying to take him into custody for failing to […]

If nothing else, U.N. reminds us world is crazy place

The opening days of the United Nations’ General Assembly debate were unusually entertaining last week. Americans heard Iran’s militant Islamic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rant about the evils of Zionism and Venezuela’s leftist President Hugo Chavez refer to President George W. Bush as the “devil.” Such colorful discussions among world leaders don’t take place every day. […]

Second Chance Center should be first goal

By Anna Crook: Guest Columnist As a Republican legislator who has worked hard for my constituents and for the citizens of this state, I was appalled by the recent Channel 13 expose regarding the Second Chance Center in Albuquerque. It is unfortunate that some investigative reporters do not take the time to get their facts […]