Editorial: Holidays takes root in trimph over powers

Easter and Passover, signal celebrations in Christianity and Judaism, are linked through the calendar and through long tradition. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that they show other kinships, including some that might be surprising to some who are merely passive believers. The most striking similarity is that both holidays represent liberation from and triumph […]

Super powers won’t make me hero

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I’m not a conventional superhero. I battled my adversary verbally. My adversary, a very cute girl, asked me something I’ve always dreamed a very cute girl would ask me: “If you could be a superhero, which one and why?” Keep in mind, I got asked this question as I sat […]

Fighting terror doesn’t give Bush universal power

By Freedom New Mexico One of the keys to making our government work properly is the balance of powers. It’s a common mistake to think the president runs the federal government, but he doesn’t. He runs the executive branch. His official influence over the legislative and judicial branches is limited to proposing the budget and […]

In Tribute: Keebler salesman took pride in work, religion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Burl Powers of Clovis taught his son plenty of things. There was no shame in doing the same job for decades if it paid the bills. The church and the family were priorities. And you never know when a bear is around the corner. Wendel Powers of El Paso […]

Proposal ups tax component 33 percent

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer One component of property taxation would increase approximately 33 percent in 2008 under a finance plan proposed for Clovis Municipal Schools, which would cause an overall property tax increase of about 6 percent. Under the proposed plan, an owner of a home valued at $100,000 would see a tax […]

FBI raid doesn’t put separation of powers in danger

Freedom Newspapers A number of present and former members of Congress, including such Republicans as current and former House speakers Dennis Hastert and Newt Gingrich, respectively, have criticized the FBI’s decision to search the congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat being investigated for accepting bribes. The criticism is understandable but a bit […]

Use of signing statements could threaten liberty

Freedom Newspapers It has long been viewed as an anomaly, even a curiosity, that President Bush, who has been more jealous of the powers and prerogatives of the presidency than any recent inhabitant of that office, has not used his power to veto a single law passed by Congress. Recent surveys of his use of […]

Cats fighting for postseason

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Clovis senior outfielder Devin Sweet takes a cut during practice on Monday at Bell Park. The Wildcats travel to Hobbs for a key doubleheader today. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A little more than a month ago, the Clovis Wildcats beat Valley to advance to the title game of […]

Cats open against Santa Fe in tourney

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Clovis High School senior Daniel Casarez cleans home plate after practice Wednesday as he helps prepare Bell Park for the Clovis Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Even if he’s not sure what position he’ll play, Clovis High senior Jared Powers is anxious to get the baseball season under […]

2/4 Sandia honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Audrey Gabaldon, Brady Harlin, Richard Hernandez, Jonah Lucero, Marisa Michael, Patrick Smith, Cory Taylor. A/B Honor Roll: Miriam Alcocer, Teresa Carey, Tate Eppler, Brian Finch, Jada Gooden, Shelby Jones, Abby Powers, Jeff Searcy, Estevan Vasquez. Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Tayelor Chavez, Matt Matelski, Allison Michael. A/B Honor Roll: Andrea […]