Pentagon: U.S. concedes mistakes in Pakistani deaths

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — After 10 years of war in Afghanistan, a persistent lack of trust between the U.S. and Pakistan still complicates operations along the critical Afghanistan border and was a key factor in the errant American airstrikes late last month that killed 24 Pakistani troops. U.S. officials on Thursday accepted some blame […]

Pentagon: U.S. concedes mistakes in Pakistani deaths

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — After 10 years of war in Afghanistan, a persistent lack of trust between the U.S. and Pakistan still complicates operations along the critical Afghanistan border and was a key factor in the errant American airstrikes late last month that killed 24 Pakistani troops. U.S. officials on Thursday accepted some blame […]

Hounds look to limit mistakes against ASU

Dave Wagner At 1-3, it’s not hard to see where the Eastern New Mexico University football team might have turned some of those games around. • The Greyhounds saw a 28-0 halftime lead slip away in a season-opening 43-36 overtime loss to New Mexico Highlands; • They compiled 449 total yards but turned the ball […]

Food at the speed of life: Memories come from mistakes

I tried to make a chocolate cream pie once. It didn’t work. I was maybe 14 or 15 when I decided to make Mom a chocolate cream pie for her birthday. It’s what she often made herself for her birthday. Since Mom’s birthday is in July, school didn’t interfere. One afternoon, I pulled out the […]

Hounds unable to overcome mistakes

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University receiver Jessie Poku gets his hands on Midwestern State kick returner Trey Wolfe during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Coach Mark Ribaudo knows the Eastern New Mexico University offense will make mistakes. After […]

Society should allow for mistakes

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The story begins in a local mailing center, where a local business person entered and began to tell of his 17-year-old son’s attempt to independently board a flight. Read the story; it may have an all too familiar ring. Like many young adults who have never flown before, this young […]

Making mistakes part of being human

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist I watched a movie the other day. It was from Netflix, which means “no late fees,” and “no late fees” means that it’s okay, albeit dumb, to leave it sitting around unwatched awhile. Truth be told, I was putting off watching it until my wife made me.[Marker] It was […]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. […]

Biggest blessings in life can come from mistakes

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Think about this: sometimes our mistakes can turn out to be blessings. I think back to an early event in my life that illustrates this statement.

Work mistakes can rack up big bill

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers And you thought making a few innocent mistakes at work was bad, such as accidentally hanging up on your boss or inadvertently deleting an e-mail message you were supposed to forward. Or you felt guilty for wasting company resources, such as accidentally using two instead of one of those little […]

ENMU rally falls short against Regis

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Two first-half goals by Regis proved to be the difference Friday, and the Rangers held on for a 2-1 non-conference victory over Eastern New Mexico in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. Both teams battled sustained winds of 30 mph during the match, with gusts up to 50 mph. ENMU […]

Form regulation changes could rev up economy

By Freedom Newspapers While the movers and shakers in Congress, always with an eye to November elections, are deciding higher-profile matters, a small but significant reform that deserves support is wending its way through the committee process in Congress. HR5242 would give small-business owners a chance — for the first time — to correct unintentional […]

Truth takes a while to penetrate thick skulls

By Curtis K. Shelburne   It bothers me about me to realize how long it takes for even the Lord of the universe to get his truth through my thick skull. The problem is not on God’s end of the equation; the problem is the thickness of what he’s trying to penetrate. For example, how […]

Nine-run fourth boosts Cats past Santa Fe

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team has become pretty comfortable against Santa Fe High. The Wildcats scored their fourth consecutive victory over the Demons in the last two seasons on Thursday with a 15-6 triumph in the first round of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Clovis (4-2) will now meet Valley, a […]

Melrose sweeps past Lady Coyotes

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Tearney O’Connor of Dora (right) leaps to try to block a kill attempt from Melrose’s Alisha Wagley during the second game of Tuesday’s match at Guy Luscombe Gym in Dora. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on […]

Bush should own up to his mistakes

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Dear President Bush: I see where your administration took Newsweek magazine to task last week over a report alleging that U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay defiled the Koran by flushing it down a toilet. Your spokesman declared you outraged. Who can blame you? The item led to protests across […]

Clovis run at Ruidoso ends at four

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Clovis senior Travis Reid made a late charge to earn his first tournament win of the season Tuesday at the Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. Reid birdied three of his last four holes, including No. 18, and shot a 1-over-par 73 at the Links at Sierra Blanca. His two-day total of […]

Mother’s Day can be for children, too

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Mother’s Day is a time to tell our mother’s how much we love them. I love you, Mom. But how many of us mothers take time to show our children how much they have blessed our lives as well? Because of them, we have the greatest job descriptions on Earth that […]

In Life and in Page Proofs, Errors Always Slip In

By Curtis K. Shelburne Would you believe it? I just found another mistake! I really don’t like proofreading. I’ve tried everything, I suppose, to make it more fun. I’ve tried proofreading with coffee (no, not pouring the coffee over the pages; you know what I mean). I’ve tried proofreading with English-style hot tea. I’ve tried […]

Sometimes mistakes help us come out clean

Judy Brandon Think about this: sometimes our mistakes can turn out to be blessings. As a child, I loved Ivory soap. I was so amazed that it floated in the water when I took a bath. Then I would see the commercial on television — “Ivory Soap: the soap that floats!” The Ivory soap commercial […]