Competitive equals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Anderson put her full force into the ball Saturday during the fourth inning of the team’s game against Coronitas Mas Fina at Bob Spencer Field. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico All sports have a high level of competitive play […]

Death penalty complex issue

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist The question of the death penalty has divided our nation for a long time. It’s not likely that Gov. Bill Richardson’s signature on legislation banning the death penalty will end the struggle. New Mexico will become the second state to ban the death penalty since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstituted […]

Open conference question comes to state senate

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican To open conference committees to the public or not? That seems to be a key question before the state Senate this session, one that’s nearing a vote on the chamber’s floor. The Senate is considering two measures to allow the public and the media into conference committees, […]

Editorial: Obama will do well to approach change from center

It is an exciting and historic development for an African American to be elected president of the United States. People still alive can remember when racial segregation was enforced by law in some states. Racial discrimination has not been completely erased and pockets of bigotry remain in this country. For a country that had to […]

Gone fishin’

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about summer vacations.

Prince street repavement carries heavy price tag

CNJ staff The city is opening bids Thursday for work on Prince Street, but asphalt prices have officials concerned. The work, which covers Prince Street from 21st Street to Llano Estacado, includes repaving, installing drainage and adding sidewalks compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, according to Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas. The work has […]

More views on hell

Web logger Alvin Petty asks the question:

Better attitudes would be good

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

Let’s ride

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

A better way to work?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

Fireworks can lead to trouble

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions. Responses: • “Every year we hear of fires set by fireworks. Some are of little consequence, while others are tragic.

Are you ready for some fireworks?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions. Responses: • “Yes fireworks should be banned except for the professional show like the one at Green Acres Park. It is frightening around my neighborhood every Fourth because it is dry […]

Political question? Try Mad Libs

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Two things I always get in trouble for discussing too passionately are sports and politics. I never learn. • My favorite episode of “Cheers” prominently involves the Boston Celtics, as former Celtic great Kevin McHale loses his on-court focus due to a bar-room conversation about the number of bolts in […]

Could this be right?

Blogger Alvin Petty answers the question, “Was Jesus ever mistaken?”

Plenty of Clovis fans around

Clair Zarges arrived in Clovis about a year ago, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community on YouTube.

Babe and Ruth, of course

The answer to the 9 a.m. trivia question is …

Ned, you have a question?

Columnist Ned Cantwell has a few questions he’d like answered, beginning with “Why do politicians ask loaded questions?”

Feb. 17-23 Question of the Week

With the Hollywood writer’s strike over, what show are you looking forward to seeing again the most? Answer in the comment section below. Send question suggestions to kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com

Red Raiders coach: I’d draft Garcia

We’re working on a story about Clovis High and Texas Tech graduate Joey Garcia, who is working for a shot in the National Football League. An early interview came with Ruffin McNeill, who’s been with the Red Raiders for eight years and was installed as interim defensive coordinator early in the 2007 season. If he […]

Mayor candidate addresses public access

Rube Render is one of three mayoral candidates who have responded so far to an e-mail from Editor David Stevens about public access to governmental records. In response to the question, “In general, when is it OK to keep secrets from the taxpayers?” Render replied: “It is OK to withhold information from the public when […]