Life’s pieces always come together

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist There’s a famous cartoon. A cowboy’s horse is bucking across a rock pile interspersed with cactus. He’s lost his bridle reins — and his stirrups. He’s hanging upside down on the horse’s side with one hand on the saddle horn. His friend is loping toward him, looking worried. The cowboy […]

Newman’s greatest act: Philanthropy

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Oct. 3, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • President Bush urged the Senate to pass the bailout bill Wednesday. It ballooned from three pages to100 pages to 500 pages. To introduce a bill with that much pork in it during the Jewish holidays must be against some kind of law. • President Bush’s low credibility rating […]

Baskett still cherishes every breath

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Ron Cortes Philadelphia Eagles Hank Baskett celebrates his touchdown with Jason Avant, left, against the St. Louis Rams at Lincoln Financial Field earlier this season. By Marcus Hayes: Philadelphia Daily News Hank Baskett would always push it. He would feel his breath laboring, and know his lips were turning blue, and he would […]

Education feature: Students help cut energy costs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Halli Heath, 10, is a member of one of Mesa Elementary School’s green teams, which monitor classrooms after school for left on lights and computers. They also turn down thermostats in the rooms. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As the school empties out each day, a select group of […]

Shooting victim remembered as thoughtful, caring

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Courtesy photo Melissa Ward was shot and killed while traveling in a van last week in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite living a hard life, shooting victim Melissa Ward had a big heart, according to residents in the Lubbock neighborhood where she lived. Ward, who was shot and killed while traveling in […]

Precautions should be taken crossing border

Freedom New Mexico Traditionally it’s been easier to cross into Mexico than the United States. Mexico has a light system that calls for vehicle inspections only if a light, which is said to be random, flashes red as a person crosses. A green light allows crossers to drive right through, with no need to even […]

ENMU Wind Symphony presenting concert

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony will hold its first concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Union Ballroom. Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony will hold its first concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Union Ballroom. Pieces to be played […]

PBS to feature campaign in N.M.

CNJ staff The PBS show ‘NOW’ will feature the presidential campaign in New Mexico at 8:30 p.m. Friday on KENW-TV. The show will examine how both political parties are working to attract first-time voters on college campuses, as well as Hispanic voters in the state. Gov. Bill Richardson will discuss how New Mexico, along with […]

Reporter’s notebook: Late Clovis resident receives racing recognition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bob Snipes said he learned many life and business lessons from his father, Jake Snipes, who was inducted into the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in June. “Dad was my best friend,” he said. What started as a hobby landed Jake Snipes of Clovis in the Appaloosa Horse Club […]