Spring fever reminds of youthful romance

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist It happens every spring — hornets buzz, dirt blows, and I recall my youthful romance with Tangerine Crotchmire. It didn’t last — it just wasn’t meant to be — but it was a shining moment in my misspent youth, and it comes back every year to haunt me. Tangerine was the […]

Police blotter: Jan. 9, 2005

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Thursday to the 1200 block of N. Prince Street in reference to a shots-fired call. There was a report that someone had shot himself in the hand and was on the way to the hospital. Officers drove to the […]

Readers debate smoking ban

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Lisa Morrow of Clovis smokes as she studies for her real estate exam Thursday night at Dave’s Coffee Shop. Morrow, who does not smoke in her house, was at Dave’s so she could study and smoke. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Clovis Mayor David Lansford’s […]

Smoking ban idea lighting fire in Clovis

Letters to the editor I read with disbelief and anger about Clovis Mayor David Lansford’s proposal to ban smoking in public buildings, including restaurants in Clovis. Shame on him! I then read the editorial in Thursday’s paper and say, “Bravo. Bravo News Journal!” It’s about time someone stood up and said enough is enough! If […]

Kerry has curdled self-image of U.S.

Mona Charen In their new bestseller, “Can America Survive?” Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth begin with a pointed contrast between the America of today and that of 1942. One starts the section with trepidation, since such comparisons are overdone and usually strained. But the authors handle it deftly. The result is a quite devastating insight […]

Celebrities are just like the rest of us

By Grant McGee Cara Correnti and Jay Ricci, the television news people from KVII in Amarillo, were here the other week. I was in front of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce office downtown. I saw Ricci, he shook my hand, I told him how I enjoyed KVII’s evening news. Later I saw my friend […]

Human Existence is resilient, stubborn

By Leonard Pitts, Jr. Wherever we go, a parade follows. It strings out behind us, a march of gangly 10-year-old boys, dusty toddlers clad only in panties, shy girls with watchful eyes, all laughing and reaching and chattering at once. Makes it harder for us to work, for photographer Sarah Glover to frame her pictures, […]

Rodeo to make Lubbock stop: Reporters Notebook

There will be some major prizes up for grabs when the Top Ranch Hand Rodeo makes its first-ever stop in Lubbock in a few weeks. The rodeo in association with the National Cowboy Symposium will be held Sept. 10 and 11 starting at 7 p.m. and Sept. 12 starting at 1 p.m. at the Texas […]

Clovis grad draws guard duty for escorting of Reagan’s body.

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ STAFF WRITER A Clovis High School graduate and U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard member stood guard as former President Ronald Reagan’s flag-draped casket was escorted from California to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Brian Wanzor guarded the Boeing 747 used to transport Reagan’s body from Point Mugu, Calif., for national memorial services to […]

Clovis police officer injured during arrest

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A Clovis police officer was injured while making an arrest Saturday night and will be off duty for nine to 12 weeks. Officer Robert Denney called dispatchers about 11:15 p.m. Saturday to report he had begun a pursuit after seeing a 2001 Ford Escort driving southbound on Main […]