Nov. 27, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin saved a turkey at a slaughterhouse Friday. As she talked on camera about animal rights, a man behind her grabbed a turkey and cut its head off. What impresses Hollywood about Alaskans is how they always get the laugh on the first take. • General Motors […]

Nov. 26, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Twilight sold out at movie theaters this week as every teenage girl in America went wild over a vampire. Teenagers influence everybody. This week every bank in New York City is begging for an allowance without even offering to take out the trash. • The Screen Actors Guild […]

Pets make childhood memorable

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Country kids make pets of most every animal that follows them home — or they manage to capture. The first pet I remember other than the usual dogs and cats was a chicken. We weren’t always really good at coming up with names, but everybody always had one. The chicken’s […]

Payments coming from your pocket

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It was as if President George Bush became Santa Claus. An MSNBC anchor announced the president signed into law a bill that extends unemployment compensation payments to jobless Americans and said, without flinching, this is “good news.” Only mainstream nonpartisan media can carry this off. For starters, extending […]

Best gifts given aren’t bought at Black Friday

Freedom New Mexico It’s Black Friday; do you know where your Christmas shoppers are at? Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is when the holiday shopping season moves into high gear. Today has become known as Black Friday because it’s when many American retailers start to tip over from “red” deficit spending to keep their doors […]

Despite tough times focus on blessings

Freedom New Mexico We gather today with family and friends at a difficult time in our history. The nation’s economy lags like it hasn’t since the 1930s. Thousands of Americans have lost their jobs, and many of those who are still employed worry that their positions also are in jeopardy. Then there are those families […]

Police investigating Texico death

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis police Lt. Roger Grah and Dan Blair, an investigator with the district attorney’s office stand in front of a residence where a homicide occurred Tuesday night in Texico. By Sharna Johnson A man killed Tuesday night in Texico was shot during a robbery attempt, according to the Curry County […]

Hounds grab first win against USW

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico junior guard Justin Reynolds maneuvers past University of the Southwest sophomore guard Cesar Cuevas during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes it’s sometimes easier to coach after a […]

Ex-Clovis star playing in China

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent

Gas prices please residents, don’t change holiday plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nell Alfieri of Clovis said gas prices aren’t affecting her plans to travel to see her family for Thanksgiving. By Sarah Meyer and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Military feature: Housing changes scheduled at Cannon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo To provide incoming base personnel with modern housing facilities, Cannon Air Force Base is demolishing more than 200 housing units. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Company donates to local organizations

Cummins Natural Gas Engines in Clovis recently donated $37,000 to local organizations, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s back pack program. The food bank donates food to needy elementary students through the back pack program, according to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Web site. Daniel Platt, the company’s community involvement director, […]

Police investigating attempted robbery

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the attempted robbery of a woman Monday night in a parking lot. About 7 p.m. police got a report three men attempted to rob a woman at Walgreens on Prince Street, records show. The woman told police three males tried to get in her vehicle. Lt. Jim Schoeffel said […]

Thankful for plenty this holiday

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist With our national economy tanking and several sobering auto accidents to deal with locally it’s a tough start to the holiday season. Rather than dwell on our problems though, with Thanksgiving this week I’d much rather be the guy with his glass half full. We’re all blessed pretty […]

Possible pick plus for Obama administration

Freedom New Mexico There are concerns about Eric Holder, who served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration and is reportedly President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to serve as U.S. attorney general. These concerns will be and should be properly aired during his confirmation hearings. Given the possible (and more to the point, likely) choices […]

Zias sweep pair in Puerto Rico

Freedom New Mexico BAYAMON, P.R. — Sophomore forward Cat Clay scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 91-52 victory over American University-Bayamon Monday afternoon. The win is the fourth-consecutive win for the Zias (4-1) and third 90-plus-point outing during the streak. Eastern charged to a […]

Carlsbad woman chosen for jail administrator

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County announced Tuesday Lois Patricia Jones-Bean will take over as jail administrator Dec. 15. CNJ staff

Official: Weapons costly, too few

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The military must end its quest for “exquisite” weapon systems that are too costly, take years to design and build, and don’t reach troops fast enough, or in quantities large enough, to address ever-changing threats. The critic here isn’t a Washington think tank or a beltway consultant but Marine Corps […]

Appointment of Clinton not well planned

Freedom New Mexico The rumors could not be more rampant that President-elect Barack Obama will appoint his chief rival in the primaries, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state. If the purpose is to introduce a bit of drama into the Cabinet and tighten up the domestic support of Democrats who still would […]

Residents at war with weeds

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tumbleweeds cover a car in the driveway of a home on Circle Drive on Monday. Sabrina Farmer said the tumbleweed problem is the worst she’s seen in the eight years she lived on Circle Drive. In the eight years Sabrina Farmer has lived in northwest Clovis, she has become accustomed […]