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 […]

Wildcats making the grade

Rick White With the season past the halfway point, it’s time to pass out midseason report cards for the Clovis Wildcats football team. Grades are based on records, effort and expectations. OFFENSE Juniors John Props and Phillip Williams have infused athleticism and speed to a previously pedestrian unit. Props won over teammates and the coaching […]

Video reviews

By Scott Jones The following movies are available at Clovis-area video stores: 2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13) Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, James Remar Brian O’Conner (Walker) is back in this second installment of high speed and high adrenaline. O’Conner, since losing his badge, has been tarring up […]

Readers share favorite teacher memories

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about a favorite school teacher. Some responses: “I can’t pick a favorite. Is it my sixth-grade teacher […]

New school year, returning career

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Mary Finifrock de Perez, a third grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School, unpacks books in her classroom Friday at the school. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Mary Finifrock De Perez is a teacher who never stops learning — or, apparently, teaching. After working in the Clovis Municipal School District for 28 years as […]

Melrose teacher ‘humbled, proud’ of teaching award

By Gary Mitchell Although Melrose math teacher Lisa Graham said she didn’t feel “worthy” of her recent Golden Apple Award, her colleagues and peers said she deserved it. Earlier this month, Graham was one of seven teachers in the state presented with the 2003 award at the “Tribute to Teachers” recognition dinner in Albuquerque. The […]

Self-esteem almost antithetical to honesty

By Walter Williams How many times have we applauded those who “made a difference in the lives of others” and been admonished to do the same? On the face of it, that has to be one of the more mindless generalities of our modern era. After all, didn’t Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Castro also […]