Rep. Pearce against hasty troop withdrawal

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., made a campaign stop Tuesday in Portales. Pearce is seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Pearce said as a veteran he understands the challenges the country faces from terrorists and […]

Bad moments turn around with time

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago I attended a women’s conference in Austin, Texas. Still today the keynote speaker’s words stand out in my mind. She had only four points: Life is made up of moments. Some of those moments are good. Some of those moments are bad. And most of the time […]

Clovis attorney practices ‘country law’

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fred Tharp, 75, is beginning his 41st year as a lawyer in Clovis. “For an old man, I always seem to keep something to do,” he said. By James Mentink: CNJ Correspondent It would be tempting to think of Clovis attorney Fred Tharp as a hero in a John Grisham […]

Sept. 17, 1947

A Clovis committee for education on alcoholism was organized, to wage a local campaign against alcoholism and its attendant social and personal problems. … The Treasury Department reported that Curry County residents purchased $36,198.50 worth of U.S. Savings Bonds during the month of August. … A Safe-T-Babe play pen could be purchased at Denton’s Furniture […]

War czar will likley end up as scape goat

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush has taken one of the most curious steps yet in a war that keeps getting, as Alice used to say in Wonderland, curiouser and curiouser. He has appointed Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, who is currently chief operations officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as his “war czar” to […]

Round and round they go

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Motorists make their way at dusk around the roundabout at the intersection of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street. (CNJ file photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer City officials and residents said the roundabout at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street has proved a success since it opened to traffic one year ago this […]

Escape prompts jail policy changes

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Officials are revising jail protocol and policy after an inmate escaped last month and it took two days before law enforcement was notified, said Curry County Manager Dick Smith. The Dec. 23 escape from Curry County Adult Detention Center prompted a two-fold administrative and criminal investigation by officials and area […]

Iraq Study Group fails to address main problem

By Freedom Newspapers The most impressive aspect of the report by the Iraq Study Group, or the Baker-Hamilton commission, created by Congress in March, is the assessment contained in the first 40 pages. It is a grim but essentially realistic assessment. It highlights the increasing levels of violence and the inability of the current “stay […]

Election process hindered, not helped, by feds

By Freedom Newspapers The curse of the hanging chads still haunts America. It isn’t all the fault of dunderheaded Floridians who threw the 2000 presidential election into turmoil because they couldn’t manage the simple mechanics of voting, however. The curse really began in 2002, when Congress attempted to fix what wasn’t really broken by passing […]

Learning your ABZ’s

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleSleep therapist Bryan Ellis says sleeping disorders are underdiagnosed. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer By Marlena Hartz marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com He swings the door open to reveal an immaculate room. Not a crumb on the carpet, not a stain on the nightstand, not a wrinkle on the floral bedspread. Makes sense. After […]