Now for the latest press releases …

The latest addition to the Editors’ Notebook is a section for press releases.

We’ll post releases with local news ties just as we receive them, minus any private contact information.

Today we’ve posted releases from the district attorney, Sundance Cat Sanctuary and others.

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San Diego Chargers running backs coach Matt Simon credits a former Eastern New Mexico University head coach for his career in the NFL.

In an interview with Mike Scandura of NFLHS.com, Simon said he planned on becoming an attorney after his playing days at Eastern were over in 1976.

Coach Jack Scott changed his mind.

“Jack was the most instrumental person when it came to my getting into coaching,” Simon told Scandura in 2004. “For whatever reason, God put him in my life and he’s the one who grew the passion I had for the game, and encouraged me to coach.

“I wouldn’t be coaching if it wasn’t for him. He kept pulling me into the teaching aspect of the game, and I developed a true love for it. I was fortunate as a college player in that I had a real personal relationship with my head coach, which not everybody does.”

Simon earned four letters as a linebacker at Eastern. He’s a member of the ENMU Hall of Honor.

The Chargers play the New England Patriots this weekend for the American Football Conference championship.

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Janet Mason is not excited about the choices for Clovis’ next mayor.

“Gloria Wicker scares me,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I don’t feel there are any good choices. But of all of them, Gayla Brumfield is the lesser of all evils.”

Clovis’ Frank Dalton has some pretty strong words related to the mayor’s race as well.

Check them out on Editor David Stevens’ Web log:

Falling, With Style

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Billy the Kid is said to have been a frequent visitor to the Portales Springs, no doubt when he was stealing horses and driving them to sell at Old Tascosa in the Texas Panhandle.

Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry brings the Springs to life in his latest Web log entry:

Karl Terry’s blog

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Zane Dalton is a Clovis High School student with a viewpoint:

He’s opposed to a proposal that would allow Clovis restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays.

“People are asking to be served alcoholic drinks on Sunday in the name of progress. And progress it would be – a quick progression to more DWIs and crashes resulting from intoxication,” he wrote in an e-mail.

“People are allowed to buy alcohol six days a week, and they are allowed to drink seven. Not allowing sales of alcohol on Sunday simply drives down the number of people who will be driving drunk when most people are out with their families.”

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