Eastern facing rugged road tests

By Dave Wagner Record wise, Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State men’s basketball teams aren’t the imposing foes they were last season. Still, Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan is more concerned about getting the Greyhounds’ ship on course when they travel to Oklahoma for Lone Star Conference crossover matchups against the Bronchos and […]

Prep volleyball playoff capsules

CNJ Staff Class 2A Region B at Texico Friday’s matches Questa (13-5) vs Texico (17-5), 5 p.m. Coaches: Questa, Jennifer Vialpando, 1st year; Texico, Mike Littlejohn, 25th. Last playoff appearance: Questa, 2002, lost in first round of regionals; Texico, 2002, lost in first round of regionals. How they got here: Questa finished second in District […]

NFL capsules — Week 9

The Associated Press NFL Capsules The Associated Press NFL matchups for Week 9 (timesMST): Sunday OAKLAND (2-5) At DETROIT (1-6) 11 a.m., CBS Opening line — Raiders by 2 1/2. Record vs. spread — Raiders 0-7. Lions 3-4. Series record — Raiders lead 6-2. Last meeting — Raiders beat Lions 37-21 on Oct. 13, 1996, […]

Cowboys-mania affects household again

Helena Rodriguez I’ve become so lost lately in my own world of work and school, I didn’t realize the event of phenomenal proportions taking place before my very eyes. I wasn’t aware how big this event really was and the huge impact it was having on the lives of my loved ones, one person in […]

NFL Capsules — Week 7

The Associated Press Week 7 (times MDT) Sunday DALLAS (4-1) At DETROIT (1-4) 11 a.m., Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 3. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 4-1. Lions 3-2. SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 9-8. LAST MEETING — Lions beat Cowboys 9-7 on Nov. 3, 2002, at Detroit. LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Eagles […]

Article puts want and need in perspective

Ned Cantwell There is something on my mind this morning, and I am not looking for a chorus of “it’s about time.” I get to thinking about the little, green Ford Ranger truck in my driveway. It’s from the 1990s but does everything I need it to do. It gets me to the post office, […]

Why isn’t anything done about Africa?

By Walter Williams Anyone who believes President Bush’s Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill of beans is whistling Dixie. Maybe it’s overly pessimistic, but most of Africa is a continent without much hope for its people. Let’s look at it. According to a July 30 Wall […]

Doing their fair share

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Police Explorer LaToya Wright reports to Clovis police officer Lizzie Larsen on the safe return of a lost young girl to her parents during the Curry County Fair on Monday night. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Gary Mitchell The call came Monday night to the Police Explorers/Clovis Police Department Tag-A-Tot booth at the Curry […]

Gallegos qualifies for state

By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos was happy about qualifying for Class 5A state singles tennis competition, and at the same time she felt sadness. That’s what having to beat a teammate — and your doubles partner, no less — does to you in what amounts to a winner-take-all scenario. The Clovis High sophomore rallied from […]