Sebaztian, the orange cat of my past life

Grant McGee Tomaz, my friend Lizzie’s tuxedo cat, was taken for a neutering recently. “Won’t you take him to the vet?” Lizzie asked. “Male cats never forgive you for taking them to (be neutered).” That’s not an exact quote but it will do for a family newspaper. Lizzie might be right. I remembered my orange […]

They don’t make cars like they used to

by Grant McGee We all have idiosyncrasies. The Big Book of Words (most folks call it a dictionary) defines idiosyncrasy as “an individualizing characteristic or quality.” I like lots of room inside a car, so I take out the passenger seat. Idiosyncrasy, neurosis or issue, I don’t know what it is. I never really thought […]

Profiling system has serious flaws

Freedom Newspapers Some people might scoff when we worry aloud about the potential confusions, embarrassments and delays — not to mention invasions of privacy and abuses of power — that could result from the creation of a government airline passenger screening system. But Sen. Ted Kennedy probably isn’t among them. We have no doubt the […]

One killed in shooting

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A Clovis police officer tends to an unidentified woman on the steps of 1013 Mercury Place where Rick Gallegos was shot Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King A 47-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday night following a shooting on Sunrise Boulevard in south Clovis. Ricardo “Ricky” Gallegos was pronounced dead at 8 p.m. […]

Police Blotter 10/12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Male Clovis police officers had to call for assistance from a female officer after a woman began stuffing what appeared to be crack cocaine into her bra during a traffic stop about 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. The call began with a […]

Police blotter 7/3

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police arrested a driver about 4:30 p.m. Monday on outstanding warrants following a crash at the 500 block of South Hull, and would like to find an injured male passenger who fled the scene. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Albuquerque, […]