Not all war injuries visible to eye

Sixty-six percent of the most seriously wounded soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have “invisible” injuries of brain trauma or post-traumatic stress, which their families and society will be dealing with at great cost for decades, said Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the Army’s vice chief of staff. “The truth is, because we don’t see these […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, eye in the sky and Clinton confesses

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s latest pick to play. Game: Fruit Ninja Kinect Genre: Action System: 360 What is it? A port of the popular mobile game. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Fruit-Ninja-Kinect/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410b79 Compiled from Gamespot.com Eye in the sky […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Old school, snow’s coming and an eye-catching sequel

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Those were the days New Mexico students were required to attend school for five months in 1912.Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie offers up and eye-catching sequel. Game: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Genre: Platformer System: 360, PS3 What is it? Eye-catching […]

Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye on issues

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Suzana Martinez, from left to right, Allen Weh, Janice Arnold-Jones, Doug Tuner and Pete Dominici Jr. answered questions Thursday at a debate at the Lyceum Theater in Clovis hosted by the High Plains Patriots. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With little dissension emanating from the Lyceum […]

Thursday morning briefing: An eye for local baseball and free eBooks

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. The old ball game The Clovis Baseball Umpires Group needs help to umpire local high school baseball.

Local officials advise basic precautions for swine flu

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Local health officials are keeping an eye out for swine flu, but aren’t advising any precautions other than basic health tips. After a recent outbreak in Mexico, swine flu has also been confirmed in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Spain, but not in New Mexico. The disease is […]

Assertiveness training 101 for toddlers

By Curtis K. Shelburne Sometimes I wonder about the “experts” who show up spurting on television morning shows. I was too busy with getting-ready-to-go busy-ness to be paying much attention, but my ears perked up recently when one expert was introduced as a “joy consultant.” Not a consultant named Joy. A “joy consultant.” I’m still […]

The day I didn’t shoot my eye out

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist It was a pretty embarrassing moment—that day years ago when I shot myself. I like to think of it as an accidental shooting, though I was holding the gun, and I was aiming carefully, and I did pull the trigger on purpose. I was intent on causing a death, […]

Being big boss takes lots of balance

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Once upon a time, a warlord rampaged throughout the countryside, killing every peasant until only a monk remained. Furious, he ordered the monk brought before him and shouted, “Do you know who I am?” “I am he who can run you through with a sword without even batting an eye!” […]

Officials: Death not random

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Investigators believe Clovis store owner Emmett Salisbury was shot and killed Sunday night based on statements gathered from friends, acquaintances and witnesses, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Salisbury, 36, was found dead just after 1 p.m. Monday in a second-hand store at 701 E. Grand Ave. He was found by […]

Former coach fondly remembered

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Benny Stockton is remembered as a fierce competitor, a great coach, a practical joker, and a loving father. Stockton died on Thursday. He was 68. He was a boys basketball coach at Dora and Portales High Schools, was the athletic director at PHS for 15 years and, after […]

10/11 Local Roundup

Staff reports Woman’s identity remains unclear Clovis police are still working to identify a woman found Friday in an alley in the 3100 block of Ross St., according to Capt. Ron Hutchison of the Clovis Police Department. The police have not received any calls that could shed light on the woman’s identity, Hutchinson said. She […]

Evacuation picks up speed, with growing cooperation

Knight Ridder Newspapers NEW ORLEANS — Block after block, door by door, eye to eye, police officers and soldiers edged closer Thursday to extracting the last holdouts from this dying city. Authorities did not wield brute strength — yet — but they employed considerable powers of persuasion. “The soldier talked to me, and I’m sick, […]

No One Erects Statues to Honor Critics

By Curtis K. Shelburne In an old issue of “Leadership Journal,” Haddon Robinson retells the story of a very talented young musician who was crestfallen as he sat reading the critics’ reviews of his recent concert. The negative words stung his soul like fire. It was an older and more accomplished musician, the famous Finnish […]

Change: Like it or not, it’s a matter of attitude

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist It finally happened. Last Friday at 1:47 p.m. Something I’ve been dreading for ten years or so. I finally hit the optometric wall. Bifocals. Every time I’d see the guy, once every year or two or whenever his nurse would strong-arm me into coming in for an actual appointment […]

Floyd Lions plan traditional country music show

By Tony Parra The 54th Annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree swings into action at 7 p.m. on Thursday with a traditional (older) country music show in the Floyd old gymnasium. “It’s one of the oldest, if not the oldest country and western music festivals in the United States,” Noel Rippee, program director, said. “There are […]

Friends say accident victims were ‘careful’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Members of the motorcycle club to which Timothy “Patch” Lasiter and Johnnie “Dutch” Vankleeck belonged said they couldn’t believe the two were killed in an early Sunday morning crash. Both belonged to different chapters of the “Brotherhood of 74” motorcycle club, named for a type of Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Lasiter was president […]

There’s an all-seeing eye watching you

THERE’S AN ALL-SEEING EYE WATCHING YOU My tastes in music and my theology have certainly changed since then, but when I was a small child, my favorite song was a song we sang occasionally at church and pretty often at home. That’s another story, but, yes, as hard as it is for most of us […]