Aid to Pakistan might not do much good

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the only reassuring aspect about conditions in Pakistan after the resignation Monday of former President Pervez Musharraf is that most authorities believe Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is reasonably secure. The military controls the nuclear components, which are held separately rather than as assembled weapons, and a 10-member committee decides how to use […]

Reward offered for assault information

CNJ staff Authorities are looking for information in a case involving an assault last month on a Clovis man, according a press release from the Clovis Police Department. Eric J. Burrell, 39, remains in a Lubbock hospital recovering from injuries suffered in the assault and has been unable to communicate much information to law enforcement, […]

Patriot Act didn’t prevent latest terror threat

By Freedom Newspapers The six men arrested on charges of plotting a terrorist action against the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey may turn out to have been the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, a bunch of wannabes who might never have gotten their destructive act together. Even if that’s the case, however, it […]

Relative says accused kidnapper miscarried

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Curry County Sheriff’s Department officers David Kube, left, and Waldo Casarez escort Rayshaun Parson into Magistrate Court on Monday morning in Clovis. Parson waived extradition and was transported to Lubbock. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) The Associated Press LUBBOCK— A Clovis woman accused of abducting a newborn from the mother’s hospital room last week recently […]

Armed car service theft suspect signs plea

Freedom Newspapers A 23-year-old Portales man signed a plea agreement last week in connection with the theft in March of more than $600,000 from an armored car service that employed him, according to court documents filed in 9th Judicial District Court in Portales. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, Scott Kirby agreed to […]

Escape plan fizzles for embezzlement suspect

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A Portales man accused of embezzling more than $600,000 in early March paid two accomplices $20,000 each to help him go into hiding, according to court documents. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis told investigators in a March 7 interview he and a friend drove Scott Kirby to Lubbock the […]

Authorities must have power to stop looters

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist The looters are helping themselves to DVD and MP3 players, beer, flat screen TVs, clothing, booze, guns, candy and sporting goods. Some simply loaded up shopping carts with all they could hold and boldly pushed them out the doors and down the sodden streets. “With no police officers in sight,” […]

Forensic results pending in Causey death

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Authorities said Tuesday they are still waiting on forensics results and have not filed any charges in connection with the homicide of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. A warrant obtained in district court showed Donald Taylor, 24, of Rogers, was identified as a person of interest in Chunn’s death. Taylor has […]

Vigilante or not, group shows immigration policy’s flaws

It will be fascinating to see how the Minuteman Project, the brainstorm of California resident James Gilchrist, comes off now that President Bush has referred to the effort as a “vigilante” operation of which he disapproves. It has certainly stirred a lot of interest, pro and con. A retired accountant, Gilchrist conceived the idea of […]

Texas 11 not exactly roughing it at hotel

By Ned Cantwell Texas lawmakers are in New Mexico for an extended stay. These guys, like true American patriots before them, have grit. They have guts. They have determination. They have first class room service. They have found, like most Texans, New Mexico is a fun place to spend the summer. The 11 Texas Democratic […]