Free speech not intended to mask hate

Freedom New Mexico Last week was a tangled mess of free-speech controversies. Anti-Christian smut hung on the wall of a government-funded art museum in Loveland, Colo., right up until a woman offended by the expensive painting destroyed it with a crowbar on Wednesday. The painting depicted Jesus receiving oral sex from a man, taking government-sponsored […]

Police: Man in clown mask robs convenience store

CNJ staff A man wearing a clown mask robbed an Allsup’s convenience store of less than $50 early Sunday morning, according to Clovis police. Police were called to the store at 1500 Mabry Dr. around 6 a.m. for a report of a clerk robbed at gunpoint, records show. The clerk told police a “chunky” built […]

Students take dramatic turn

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed […]

CHS students take to stage with production of “The Elephant Man”

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed by […]

Mask, Stella

Stella Mask, 88, of Clovis, and formerly of Roswell, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Clovis. Born May 28, 1918, in Oklahoma, she was married to Jack Mask, a Roswell businessman. She was a homemaker. She moved to Clovis six years ago after living in Roswell most of her life. She was a life-long […]

The not-so-plane truth

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist Hidden in the dark minds of commercial flight crews are wisecracks they’d like to shout over the planes’ speakers but don’t, because these heroes of the skies prefer to play the game of “Things I’d love to say, but I don’t want to spend the rest of my life driving […]

What it’s like preparing for war

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Staff Sgt. Jason Peters explains how to care for an injured soldier during a triage exercise for pre-deployment training Friday at Cannon Air Force Base.(Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As I walked toward the wounded with a medical bag in hand Friday, I couldn’t help […]

Goulish politics: Company says mask sales can predict presidential winner

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By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Halloween is usually a time for ghosts, ghouls, and other disturbing, gooey things. But this year it’s not just Democrats who think President Bush is scary. According to www.anniescostumes.com, which claims to be the “web’s most complete source for costumes for all holidays and occasions,” Bush masks have outsold […]