First Person: Businessman carves niche

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Chick Taylor works in his woodworking shop because it keeps him happy, he said. Chick Taylor, 75, carved a home for himself, his wife and brother-in-law from his father’s printing business. The 90-year-old, 7,000-square-foot downtown business building has five bedrooms, five dining areas, a five-car garage and a woodworking shop […]

Escapee attempting to negotiate surrender

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jail escapee Michael England is trying to negotiate a surrender, but meanwhile, he may be hiding in the Clovis area disguised as a woman, according to law enforcement officials. District Attorney Matt Chandler said England contacted investigators this week via an attorney and said he would turn himself in […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Births

Cottone Landyn Garrett Cottone was born Aug. 5, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to Mike and Rebecca Cottone of Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounces. He has a brother, Trey, 8 years old. Grandparents are Gilbert and Arla Ferran of Abiquiu and Howard and Maureen Orgass of Logan.

Third Salas brother sentenced in homicide

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Edward Salas listens Tuesday as District Court Judge Teddy Hartley announces his sentence for the first degree murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tears flowed freely in District Judge Teddy Hartley’s courtroom Tuesday as child killer Edward Salas was sentenced to prison for at least […]

June 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. June 13 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a battery report. A man said he was walking to his brother’s apartment in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard when a man approached […]

March 3 – Playing indoors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo MacKenzie Keith, 4, colors a rabbit purple in her coloring book Monday at Hasting’s Hard Back Cafe. MacKenzie, her father, Darren, and brother Maddox decided to play indoors because of Monday’s harsh weather.

Feb. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Clinton misgivings lack substance Regarding the Feb. 7 CNJ editorial “Clinton threat to core principle of freedom:” I must agree that in their willingness to support a war of aggression against Iraq, Hillary Clinton and John McCain are more of the same. But as to the remainder of the piece, I have few questions: Why […]

Giants upset Patriots

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oh well, nobody’s perfect. Except maybe Eli Manning. A masterful magician when the stakes were highest, Manning engineered one of the best drives in Super Bowl history Sunday to help the New York Giants squash the New England Patriots’ run at history-making perfection with a 17-14 victory. In a game, and […]

Military digest: Cooper

Department of the Air Force civilian Kevin W. Cooper has arrived for duty at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas. Cooper, an auditor with three years of military service, is assigned to the Air Force Audit Agency. His brother, Jamie Cooper, resides in Clovis. In 1999, Cooper received a bachelor’s degree from the University of […]

A story about gambling and Louisiana

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t think I’ve ever been more against gambling than I am right now. At this moment, I could preach a pretty poignant sermon against the sin of filthy wagering. My brothers and I were together in Houston to help with a memorial service for our sister. Ruthie had […]