Rumsfeld first of many political surprises to come

By Freedom Newspapers As the evening wore on, it became increasingly apparent that while corruption and incompetence were factors, the pickup of two dozen House seats by the Democrats was largely about the war in Iraq. President Bush tacitly acknowledged this Wednesday by announcing that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld would step down, to be replaced […]

Feelings of obligation, apathy common among voters

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer On Tuesday, Tucumcari resident Larry Marshall will cast his vote in the general election. But behind his vote lies an eroded faith in the American political system. “I don’t trust one politician,” Marshall, 43, said. He votes, he said, “because there is always a lesser of two evils.” […]

Gates’ philanthropy raises bar for us all

Leonard Pitts : Syndicated Columnist In the first place, I never knew Bill Gates was a Spider-Man fan. But his stated reason for transitioning out of day-to-day responsibilities at Microsoft two years from now to devote his energies to charity work (“… with great wealth comes great responsibility…”) comes suspiciously close to the creed by […]

Terry-Burkett, Musette

Musette Terry-Burkett, 88, of Portales died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Mexia, Texas, to Burr and Maggie Nichols Kennedy. She married Bob W. Terry Aug. 26, 1933, in Portales. They lived, farmed and operated a dairy west of Portales. She was employed by […]

The faces may be new, but the job remains the same

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The new contracted guards practice using the baton during training. The guards will be doing entry-control duties begininning Dec. 2. Airman Thomas Trower Don’t be surprised to see a few new faces next week as you enter the gate to the base. The 27th Security Forces Squadron has contracted out 21 jobs to guard the […]

Children’s play teaches importance of knowing God

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Brook Leal, left, and Lessie Smithheisler, right, dance to the song “Bubbling Joy” during a dress rehearsal of the play “Splash Kingdom” Thursday at the First Church of Nazarene. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The children at the First Church of the Nazarene in Clovis have their beach balls ready […]

Elfers, Dollie

Dollie Opal Elfers, 94, of Clovis died Friday, April 8, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch. She was born on July 12, 1910, in Stith, Texas, to John Henry and Annie Lizza Stewart Berry. She married Alva Ford Elfers on Oct. 12, 1942. Family members said the greatest joys in her life were her children, grandchildren […]

Earth to Michael Jackson: Wise up

By Leonard Pitts I was in Michael Jackson’s bedroom once. This was long enough ago that he still had brown skin and God’s intended nose. Contrary to the allegations that have surfaced in his child molestation trial, Jackson offered me neither “Jesus Juice” nor pornography. I remember only a rattan chair and shelves full of […]

Suspected killer still eludes Oklahoma authorities

By Ryan Lengerich A man with ties to eastern New Mexico who is suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents last month is still on the loose. But Oklahoma police officials believe they have him contained. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple Oct. 18 in Depew, Okla., police said. Prior to […]

Suspected killer has area ties

By Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — A man suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents on Saturday is known to have frequented eastern New Mexico in recent months, officials said on Wednesday. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple inside their home in Depew, Okla., officials with the Creek County (Okla.) Sheriff’s Department […]

Ticket Calendar

Albuquerque Los Lobos — 7 p.m., Friday, Rio Grande Zoo, . Gates open 5:30 p.m. Tickets only available at the zoo; $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children 3-12. Steve-O from “Jackass” movie – Tuesday, Journal Pavilion. Information: Ticketmaster at (505) 883-7800 or (505)-2-4-MUSIC. Olivia Newton-John — Aug. 19, Sandia Casino. Tickets available at the box […]