Oct. 1, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was fined $25,000 Sunday for ripping a referee. It’s absolutely against NFL rules to criticize an official. President Bush came downstairs to work Monday wearing a black and white striped shirt. • Sarah Palin was in New York last week for the U.N. […]

Sept. 30, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Bill Clinton said Wednesday he’ll campaign for Barack Obama in the South after the Jewish holidays. Is he kidding? It’s been so long since Bill Clinton lived in the South he has forgotten that the only religion that matters is college football. • The USC Trojans were upset […]

Sept. 29, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama flew to Mississippi Friday to prepare for the first presidential debate at Ole Miss. The television audience tuned out. Once the governor stepped out of the doorway and allowed him into the auditorium, the drama was pretty much over. • The White House held contentious meetings […]

Sept. 28, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • President Bush invited leaders of Congress to the White House Thursday to sell them on his Wall Street bailout. Things look dire. The president warned them that if they don’t pass this bill Saddam Hussein will have nuclear weapons within the year. • Wall Street was flooded […]

Zias prevail over Falcons in overtime

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior forward Samantha Lawrence broke the school single-season record for goals with two on Sunday, including the match-winner about eight minutes into overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University’s women a 3-2 victory over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU soccer pitch. Lawrence scored her 11th and 12th goals of the season […]

Hounds trounce Mesa State

CNJ staff GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Sophomore forward Emerson Rodrigues scored a pair of goals and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team dominated Mesa State 5-1 on Sunday. Rodrigues’ first goal came on a header off a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Edward Bear with about 15 minutes left in the opening half, […]

Trek for Trash cleanup event scheduled for Saturday

CNJ staff Clovis’ Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Trek for Trash cleanup event Saturday. Groups of volunteers will pick up trash along roadways around the city and lunch will be provided. The top three trash collectors will be awarded dumpster truck trophies. Rob Carter, director of the Parks and Recreation department, said […]

Sept. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Sept. 19 an officer responded to a business in the 600 block of Georgia Street for a report of fraud. An employee said a woman came in and paid her bill with a fake $50 bill. The customer said […]

Raise, ‘Wellness’ plan get OK

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Military members will get a 3.9 percent pay raise in January. But the fiscal 2009 defense authorization approved by Congress on Saturday does not include a House-passed plan to set military pay raises through 2013 a half percentage point higher than private sector wage growth. The new defense bill will […]

Gitmo trials better handled in federal court

Freedom New Mexico The military commission or tribunal system developed by the Bush administration to deal with prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay has suffered yet another setback. Army Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, a prosecutor in the case of Muhammad Jawad, a 24-year-old accused of tossing a grenade into a military jeep in Kabul, Afghanistan, […]

Public Works director: Prince Street construction ahead of schedule

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Jimmy Vela of Nick Griego & Sons Contruction smooths out a driveway approach Monday on Prince St. The driveway is being replaced as part of the ongoing Prince Street construction project. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Business owners that lie within a construction corridor on Prince Street appear to be taking the chaos in […]

Udall, Pearce vote against bailout

Staff and Wire reports SANTA FE — New Mexico Reps. Tom Udall and Steve Pearce, locked in a race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, voted Monday against the bailout of the nation’s financial system. Each cited insufficient protection for taxpayers in the $700 billion package. The third member of the state’s congressional delegation, […]

Business feature: Residents, businesses prepare for area code switch

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico residents and businesses are running out of time before the official switch from the 505 to the 575 area code. The grace period to make the switch is Sunday. David Rael of City Printing in Clovis has been reminding his customers about the switch over the […]

Clovis has share of famous visitors

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist A newcomer to Clovis was asking if any famous people ever came to Clovis. I told him that one of the earliest famous persons to Clovis was Charles Lindberg, and his wife Ann Morrow Lindberg, and the famed pilot Amelia Earhardt. That was in 1929-1930 when Lindberg selected the air […]

Donation proposal indecent

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist My grandparents, “Nonni” in Italy, always told me that decency goes a long way. When they took me and my cousins to the playground they gently reminded me to be polite even if I had “disagreements” with the other kids. When I ran to them complaining about someone using bad […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Karlton Graves, left, blocks Abilene Christian’s Jacqua Charleston for teammate Adam Richards Saturday in the second quarter of the game at Greyhound Stadium. BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked […]

Angelo State sweeps Zias

CNJ Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior Kimber Duncan collected match highs of 11 kills and 16 digs on Saturday as Angelo State posted a 25-14, 25-19, 28-26 Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Angelo (11-7, 2-2 South) overcame a 2-0 deficit to take a 10-4 lead in the […]

Police identify murder suspect

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Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anthony Ray Casillas can contact Curry County Crime Stoppers at 763-7000 and remain anonymous. Clovis police will also accept information at 763-9470 or 769-1921. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Police are seeking a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with Thursday’s double homicide. An arrest warrant was issued […]

Ethnic Fair celebrates 17th year

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Everette Sage, with the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers, was one of four Navajo dancers to perform the bow and arrow dance at the Ethnic Fair on Clovis’ Main Street. The dance group, from Albuquerque, was dressed in traditional Navajo garb. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Drum beats of Western […]

Police press release: Murder suspect identified

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If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Murder suspect Anthony Ray Casillas, you are asked to contact Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000 or the Clovis Police Department at 575-763-9470 or 575-769-1921. Here is a press released issued Saturday evening by Clovis police in connection with Thursday’s double homicide on Clovis’ west side.