Wal-Mart suit a huge stretch for justification

T he decision by a San Francisco judge to certify a lawsuit by several women alleg- ing that Wal-Mart discriminated against them in pay and promotions as a class action covering virtually all current and former female employees — up to 1.6 million plaintiffs — seems like a huge stretch. Whether the class action is […]

County manager told to cease endorsement

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales has demanded in writing that County Manager Geneva Cooper stop publicly endorsing the re-election of District 2 Commissioner Pete Hulder. Cooper refused Perales’ request, also in writing. Both sides called the other’s letter “threatening.” The exchange of letters was prompted by paid advertisements in […]

“Kill Bill: Volume 2″ review 5/6

Ben Kessler Let me start off by saying that Quinten Tarentino is a very weird guy. I have seem all of his movies except “Resevoir Dogs,” and they all have one thing in common: They have at least one scene that makes me think “huh?” “Kill Bill” is no exception to his avant guarde style, […]

The big league players need their pensions as well

Editorial O ver a thousand men who played big league baseball before 1980 won’t be getting any pension or medical benefits from former management, a federal judge ruled in a little-publicized hearing last month. Before 1980, a big leaguer who did not complete four years of service was not vested for pension or benefits. As […]

European decision against Microsoft is double jeopardy

Freedom Newspapers Despite the settlement in 2001 of the U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., the European Union is continuing its attack on the software firm. In the U.S. case, Microsoft was allowed to continue “tying” — or combining — new software into its Windows operating system. But in the ruling released last week, the […]

Don’t think too much and you’ll love ‘Paycheck’

By Stacy Allen Show: Paycheck, PG-13 Stars: Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart Summary: An engineer sacrifices three years of his life for a huge paycheck only to discover he has sacrificed his future as well. Showtimes: (1:30) 4:45, 7:30, 10:00 I enjoy puzzles and Paycheck is put together like a huge puzzle. After three […]

Calendar confusion must be corrected

By Jim Lee Welcome to 2004. Are we ready to start another year of wondering which months have 30 days and which have 31? It seems easy when we say long and short alternate, starting with a long one. It’s a matter of 31, 30 and so on, right? Well, not quite. There is the […]

Affirmative action benefits apply to every race

Leonard Pitts Jr. I guess I touched a nerve. That much seems apparent from the dozens of responses to my recent column about a hospital in Abington, Pa., where a white man asked that no black doctors or nurses be allowed to assist in the delivery of his child. The hospital agreed, a decision I […]

Web Video Reviews 10/9

Scott Jones The Italian Job – PG-13 Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Donald Sutherland Master thief Charlie Croker(Wahlberg) pulls off the perfect job with the perfect crew. The only threat came not from with out but from within. After being betrayed, and to avenge the death of a close friend, he enlists […]

ENMU students help presidential candidate set record

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS PORTALES — Six Eastern New Mexico University students helped Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean set a Guinness World Record on Monday night. In a Campus Union Building room decorated with Dean posters and stickers, students listened to one of 3,577 phone lines nationwide in Dean’s record-setting conference call. Dean answered questions on everything […]

Motocross hits rodeo arena

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Brian Leonard, 15, from Gallup, practiced jumping his motorcycle Sunday afternoon on the Arena Cross track at the Curry County Fairgrounds. He competed in the 1-5 Novice Open Sunday evening. Photo by Mike Linn. By Janet Bresenham Gentlemen, start your engines. In the last three days, the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena has been transformed […]

‘Bad Boys II’ a good action comedy

By Stacy Allen If you liked “Bad Boys,” then you will love “Bad Boys II. “ The characters are back in another Miami drug case in a fast-paced movie involving action scenes intermixed with hilarious dialogue. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith work great as a team and play off each other with an air that […]

‘League’ not a summer film

By Stacy Allen I thought “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” was an adequate movie for the summer. Unfortunately, it opened at a bad time. I feel I would have enjoyed this movie more if it had come out earlier in the summer. Sean Connery, a name well-known around the world, is the No. 1 star […]

‘Ahnold’ back in stride

By Stacy Allen “Terminator 3” is an intriguing movie that even had me in a state of confusion. In some ways it follows the tradition of the older movies and at the same time it follows the same steps as recent computer-generated films, but in the end it is the Terminator pattern that hooked me. […]

Detention officer attacked at county jail

By Darrell Todd Maurina An altercation at the Curry County Adult Detention facility shortly after midnight Wednesday morning prompted an emergency call for backup to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis police. According to Jail Administrator Don Burdine, the incident began when one of three inmates in a cell attacked a detention officer during […]

Reflection on Bush’s war plans

Tibor Machan The thing about this Iraqi war plan is that in a republic — or representative democracy, which is not the best form of government… Which is a constitutionally limited democracy wherein the “people” — i. e., the majority of them — can decided only a few matters and a sound, libertarian constitution guides […]