Press blamed for recruiting shortfall

By Tom Philpott Deep into a four-hour congressional hearing centered on why the active Army and its reserve components are missing recruiting goals, Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., turned a spotlight on the elephant in the room. The war in Iraq, Snyder said, is unpopular with many Americans, a fact that needs airing given the all-volunteer […]

Party supporters spend night on edge

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Rube Render discusses the presidential race while watching the returns with newly elected District 9 Public Education Commissioner Dennis James Roch at a party of Republicans on Tuesday night in Clovis. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor While experts and analysts chimed in their thoughts on what swing state John Kerry […]

More abuse reported in Curry County, state

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer One of the hardest tasks Sherel Whited faces as a social worker is making decisions she knows will change the lives of the parents and children. A social worker supervisor for the Children, Youth and Families Department in Curry County, it’s Whited’s job to initiate steps toward removing a […]

April rainfall one for record books

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Friday’s rainfall put 2004 into the record book as having one of the wettest Aprils in Clovis history. In fact, rainfall totals so far this year show Clovis previously has seen more moisture in the first four months only one year since records have been kept. “It looks […]

Seliger takes close Texas senate election

CNJ STAFF Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, defeated Kirk Edwards, R-Odessa, by an 8-percent margin with 95 percent of precincts reporting in the Texas District 31 special runoff election Tuesday. Seliger will complete the term of former Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo, who recently was appointed ambassador to Sweden by President Bush. District 31 covers the top of […]

Academy victims stand to benefit from new system

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS A victim’s confidentiality versus the public disclosure necessary to prosecute crimes and hold individuals accountable: That’s the tightrope students and administrators at the Air Force Academy have walked in dealing with sex-crime allegations since the school went co-ed in 1976. Sometimes the academy has leaned precariously to one side of the line, sometimes […]

No price tag on getting news in, or out

By David Stevens How much does it cost to “de-advertise” information? Readers have offered to pay me to report information that might not otherwise be reported. And some have threatened to sue me for reporting information they didn’t want to see reported. But until Saturday, no one had ever offered to pay me to not […]