Bullying won’t get Limbaugh’s message across

Clovis Media Inc. The language wasn’t the worst part about Rush Limbaugh’s tirade last week, in which he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she wants contraception to be a requirement of health insurance. Limbaugh’s decision to target a private citizen, rather than, say, President Obama who has championed […]

‘Hollow force’ concerns surfacing

The Congressional Research Service has a message for those who suggest planned defense budget cuts and military compensation curbs will return America to the “hollow force” era of the 1970s. Such references, in light of current force quality and the amount of money used to modernize weapons, infrastructure and benefit programs over the past decade, […]

Ron Paul’s message makes him favorable

Ron Paul almost certainly won’t get the GOP presidential nomination, and Mitt Romney probably will. Alas, Romney won’t have anywhere near the passionate support that Paul brings to the race. The difference between Paul and the rest is his message. Paul defends the individual and promotes freedom. It’s irresistible to men and women who would […]

Program aims to keep kids in school

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Coffey Officer Squatch, left, gets students ready to play basketball during an ACT assembly Wednesday at Zia. Robin Coffey Abolish Chronic Truancy (ACT) reaches out to kids with a message: Staying in school can open doors, and dropping out usually leads to roadblocks. At least that’s the message Ninth Judicial District […]

Area pastors draw similar message from Easter

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Trinity Lutheran Church Reverend Bonita Knox prays while touching the cross on Good Friday at the church. Alisa Boswell Easter means an almost universal message from spiritual leaders of many different congregations. Church leaders in Clovis and Portales say the resurrection of Christ is the most important factor in the […]

God equips those he calls to his service

Easter is later than usual this year but still Easter eggs and baskets and other Easter items line the shelves in stores. Baby chicks and ducks are for sale in the seed and farm stores and commercials about getting grass in shape for the summer appear on the television. A certain excitement is evident with […]

Obama needs to act rather than speak

Freedom New Mexico The State of the Union message wasn’t always the media spectacle it has become. President Thomas Jefferson simply delivered a written report to Congress, and that precedent was maintained for more than a century, until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, who decided to deliver his message to Congress in person. The growing […]

Story’s message transcends religion

Clyde Davis Okay, so I have spent a lot of time with this particular work by Charles Dickens — a lot ot time lately. I looked at plenty of versions and radio scripts of it- apparently it was often dramatized during the golden days of radio- and sorted through for the best of each. It […]

Residents express concerns over wind turbines

Jared Tucker Talk early, talk often. That was the message during Tuesday’s public meeting in Melrose to discuss the findings and recommendations of a joint land use study. The $140,000 federally funded study is geared at preventing incompatible land uses between entities, such as Curry County and Cannon Air Force Base, according to Rudy Bauer, […]

Easter story about ultimate sacrifice

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist This Sunday is very significant for Christians. Some call it the Easter season. Anyone can tell it is Easter by just visiting the Easter aisle at the grocery store. For some, Easter is about new clothes, a visit to church and Easter egg hunts. Yet, the message of the resurrection […]

Brown’s win sends clear message

By Tom Mullen: Guest columnist A Massachusetts miracle happened Tuesday with the incredible victory of Republican Scott Brown in the special election to fill the remaining three years of the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic icon Sen. Edward Kennedy until his death last year. This almost unbelievable result is an astounding majority voter rebellion […]

Read their lips: There is no state money

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Rep. Dennis Roch, of Tucumcari, brought comic relief to an otherwise somber legislative breakfast in Clovis Wednesday morning. Legislators told attendees there is no money in state coffers for local projects. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer There is no money. The message was plain and simple Wednesday morning as […]

Zias get sweep for first win of season

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University junior Veronica Valdez-Kent tips the ball over the arms of New Mexico Highlands defender Kelsey Groff in the second game of Thursday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Valdez-Kent had 11 kills in the Zias’ sweep over the By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico wanted […]

Local clergymen discuss significance of Easter Sunday

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico spoke to some area clergy about their thoughts on this Easter Sunday. What is the importance of Easter and its message in everyday life? Gary Piepkorn, pastor of Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales: There are three major points. One would be that Jesus’ resurrection […]

Israelis capable of fighting back without U.S. aid

Freedom New Mexico The ferocity of the Israeli response to continuous rocket fire into its territory from Gaza was designed to send Hamas and, indeed, the world a message. The question, of course, is what that message may be, especially given that the scale of the campaign, which could last for months, is quite obviously […]

Police: Fugitive likes media attention

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Noe Torres has made least three calls to law enforcement in the last year. He is wanted in connected with the 2005 shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Investigators are beginning to believe fugitive homicide suspect Noe Torres is playing games and enjoying media attention in the three […]

Faith is real message of Christmas

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Yeah, I still believe in Santa Claus. In fact I’ve got a baseball cap with a Santa tassel on top that proclaims the fact. As a youngster Santa Claus was always a big deal at our house. In the early years for our family some years were pretty […]

Anti-abortion message comes out stronger than fringe Democrats

Freedom New Mexico Regardless of where one stands on the issue of abortion rights, one thing became perfectly clear in Denver last week: The election of Barack Obama stands to energize anti-abortion activists more than anything since Roe v. Wade, the 1972 Supreme Court decision that forced all states to legalize abortion. Activists throughout Denver […]

Edwards’ actions indefensible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It was easy to defend John Edwards. His message of two Americas — one for rich people he was thankful to be in, and one that just didn’t work for anybody else — was easy to believe. It was easy to defend John Edwards when he was getting negative attention […]

Cyclists spread message of hope

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Noah Cherry, left, of Glouchester, Mass., talks with Rueben Sanchez, a client at ENMRSH on Monday in Portales. Cherry was one of 23 Journey of Hope cyclists on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness for the needs of the disabled. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — […]