Calling out ‘wrongdoers’ backfires

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was closing out my treadmill session at the gym a few weeks ago, and I saw something I couldn’t stay silent about. There was somebody parking his truck in the handicapped spot in front of the gym. Without a handicapped plaque visible in his cab. While walking in […]

Obama becoming Democrats’ long-awaited answer to Reagan

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is running for president. He’s appeared in New Hampshire, where he will need to make a mark, drawing crowds at fund-raisers and autographing his obligatory, pre-campaign memoir. He is running for president, but maybe it’s temporary. Our latest political phenom even made an appearance on the high-profile, Monday night football game […]

Republican ad provides comic relief

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Democrats are complaining about a Republican ad that ran in Tennessee making fun of Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. It features mock voters giving dumb reasons to vote for him, such as “Terrorists need their privacy,” “Harold Ford looks nice — isn’t that enough?” and “So he took money from […]

The sky is calling: Pilots take to flight early

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By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It starts like this. “I want to become a pilot. I think it’s awesome. I want to be a fighter pilot. My second choice would be a commercial pilot. Then a stunt pilot. Then a test pilot,” said Andres Gallegos of Albuquerque. His aspirations, at this stage, are simply […]

Companies hope expensive ads pay off in revenue.

CNJ staff and wire reports NEW YORK — There were plenty of tried-and-true techniques used in this year’s Super Bowl ads — talking animals, Clydesdale horses, celebrity cameos. But then came Gladys Knight as a rugby player, an airborne ’72 Impala and a “Mama’s Boy” action figure who was somehow plugging anti-perspirant. Clovis resident Charles […]

Flocking together

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European starlings often group together during the winter months, especially at dusk as seen here Sunday near the corner of 21st Street and Sasser Drive. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Richard Sharick watched as swarms of birds filled the sky Sunday evening outside his home in the 100 block of […]

Garcia pushing for starting spot

By Rick White As a high school free safety, Joey Garcia was known for his bone-crushing hits, leaving a trail of woozy players in his wake. In his freshman year at Texas Tech, about the hardest thing the former Clovis standout has hit is the books — so far. His grade-point average for the fall […]

Zias clinch spot in LSC volleyball tournament

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team clinched its 11th Lone Star Conference tournament berth in the last 13 years Friday night with a 30-28, 31-29, 30-19 Lone Star Conference South Division win over Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (14-14, 6-3 South) can do no worse than tie for the […]

Web site shows sights of our nearest neighbor

By Tom DiFrancesca The Martians are coming! Run for your lives! At least that’s what some folks around the world are saying. Why? Because the planet Mars has drawn nearer to the Earth, closer than it has in a very long time — 60,000 years to be exact. What a great photo opportunity. In fact […]

Nuttall facing season-ending surgery

By Rick White Former Clovis standout Nathan Nuttall is scheduled to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery today, according to the New Mexico State coaching staff. A 6-foot, 195-pound redshirt freshman, Nuttall was battling for a starting spot at strong safety for the Aggies until he was injured Aug. 15 during practice. “It’s a tough deal for […]