11-29-07 Education digest

Wayland writer’s book reviewed A Wayland Baptist University academic adviser’s book review was published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Southwest Educational Research Association newsletter, according to a university news release. Robert Elliott reviewed R.J. Henry’s “Faculty Development for Student Achievement: The QUE Project,” according to the release. The book deals with the Quality […]

Nov. 29, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. V” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. V” is a single mother. Her husband recently left and she has a low-income job. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size L. Boys pants size 14-16. Boys shoe size 5. Girls shirt sizes […]

Mascot stunt to be reviewed

Staff and wire reports LUBBOCK — A Texas Tech committee is looking into a stunt by the school’s caped mascot, who apparently violated safety policy by riding a horse into the football stadium with the reins in his teeth and hands flung into the air like pistols. The Masked Rider Committee will meet Dec. 6 […]

Emission standards prompt lawsuit

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — A group of Democratic legislators, car dealers and a Curry County farmer filed a lawsuit in state district court Tuesday in Las Cruces challenging the state’s power to adopt more stringent vehicle emissions standards for new cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles. The standards mandate cleaner-burning cars […]

Flat-rate tax would boost economy

By Freedom New Mexico GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson has proposed an interesting tax reform. It’s not a “flat tax” because it has two rates — 10 percent and 25 percent — but it might simplify the tax code. The idea of a flat-rate tax system — all incomes would be taxed at the same […]

Possible bomb threat at bank

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a possible bomb threat this morning at Bank of America on North Prince Street. A bomb threat was reported at the bank on the police scanner at 11:02 A.M. Customers were evacuted from the bank and police have blocked off the parking lot. The bank has received three bomb […]

Military Feature: Couple rescues dog

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CNJ staff photo: Tonya Fennell Hector, left, and Melissa Santaella cuddle with their dogs in their Clovis home. Melissa calls the group her “rough riders.” By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer “Baby” is a celebrity of sorts. And like many young stars, her life has been far from perfect. The female Staffordshire bull terrier was […]

Q&A: Pearce: Ute water priority

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Name: Steve Pearce Candidate for: U.S. Senate Education: New Mexico State University with a BA degree in economics, earned an MBA at Eastern New Mexico University. Experience: U.S. Congress, five years, New Mexico House of Representatives four years, owned an oilfield services firm, served as a pilot in Vietnam. […]

Rep. Pearce against hasty troop withdrawal

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., made a campaign stop Tuesday in Portales. Pearce is seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Pearce said as a veteran he understands the challenges the country faces from terrorists and […]

STD treatment changing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An increase in gonorrhea cases resistant to traditional drug treatment has prompted state health officials to recommend a change in treatment of the disease. Curry County ranked third in the state last year for gonorrhea with 118 cases, according to a New Mexico Health Department report. Bernallio County leads […]

Nov. 28, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is a single mother who is raising her three children. She is also raising her niece and nephew because their mother is incarcerated. She has been unable to work due to an illness. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a […]

Nov. 28, 2007 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Shawger Army Sgt. Richard E. Shawger has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Michael Shawger of Ashville, Ohio, and Terrie Shawger of Clovis. Shawger graduated in 2001 from Teays Valley High School in Ashville. He received a bachelor’s degree in […]

Nov. 28, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 10 a.m. Nov. 17 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Thornton for a house fire. Fire personnel extinguished the fire. Fire officials said the fire was started in three rooms. Neighbors told the […]

Local Roundup: County to discuss manager position

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission should start discussions on the search for a new county manager during its next meeting, according to Commission Chairman Albin Smith. The Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday. The Commission terminated Dick Smith’s contract as county manger during its Oct. 10 meeting. In the same meeting, commissioners unanimously appointed […]

Predictability part of ’Trotters’ charm

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I set the flash up like normal. I stood in the same spots. I said hi to the same Greyhound Arena staff. For all intents and purposes, this was a normal basketball game for me. Except it wasn’t. It was the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the third time I’d […]

Judges should uphold justice, not make policy

By Freedom New Mexico The federal courts are supposed to serve as impartial referees on questions of constitutionality, not as unelected policy-making boards or regulators. But at a time when almost every public policy dispute becomes a court case, many judges seem to have embraced their ersatz roles with gusto, further politicizing what should be […]

Q&A: Border fence won’t solve issues

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Name: Heather Wilson Candidate for: U.S. Senate Education: Air Force Academy graduate, Rhodes Scholar Experience: U.S. Congress nine years, Cabinet secretary for New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families department, National Security Council Staff at the White House during the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Warsaw […]

Alcohol sales petition sports half total signatures needed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Petitioners have collected about half the signatures required to put a proposal on the March municipal election ballot to allow Sunday alcohol sales, according to organizers. Committee for Clovis Progress spokesman Robin Howe said Monday about 1,200 signatures have been collected, but only about 350 are qualified signatures. Howe […]

Senate candidate Wilson stops in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson speaks in Portales Monday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson made her first campaign stops in eastern New Mexico on Monday with “listening sessions” in Portales and Tucumcari. “I’m used to running tough races,” said Wilson, while introducing […]

Business start-up help available

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ruth Sena opened Simply Salads in the Hilltop Plaza earlier this month, but had planned on opening the doors to the all-you-can-eat salad restaurant nearly one month before. The problem was, she custom ordered the salad bar tables, and when you’re opening one small business and not a chain, […]