Novak not guilty

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Airman Basic Edward Novak, left, shakes hands with Maj. Shawn Vandenberg on Friday after Novak was acquitted of premeditated murder. By Sharna Johnson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — After 3 1/2 years of suspicion, investigation, allegations and military court proceedings surrounding the 2004 death of his wife, Airman Basic Edward […]

Mayor: City Commission supports Thomas

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners took no action Thursday following an executive session called to discuss the status of City Manager Joe Thomas. Mayor David Lansford did issue a written statement, which he said expressed the Commission’s full support for Thomas. “We are confident with (Thomas’) leadership and consider the circumstances […]

Health care company eyes Clovis

CNJ staff American Medical Alert Corp. is interested in opening a call center in Clovis, according to company spokeswoman Randi Baldwin. A health care communications company based in Oceanside, N.Y., American Medical Alert provides after-hours answering service, appointment scheduling and other ancillary services for physicians, hospitals and home health care agencies, Baldwin said. Baldwin said […]

Civilian pilots concerned about new mission

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An association of pilots fears the mission proposed for Cannon Air Force Base will create hazardous flying conditions. Spotty radar coverage, fuzzy radio communications and the type of flying proposed by Air Force Special Operations puts pilots of small, private airplanes, business jets, commuter airplanes and crop dusters at […]

Cannon impact study released for public review

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A draft of an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the effect of Cannon Air Force Base’s switch in October to the 16th Special Operations Wing is available for public review at public libraries in Clovis, Portales and Fort Sumner, according to base officials. Residents are welcome to view the […]

Leaders assess local projects

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis and Curry County leaders talked roads, projects and progress Tuesday at a joint city/county luncheon. Curry County Commission Chairman Albin Smith said the quarterly luncheon is “an opportunity for us to sit right here and have a brainstorming session … and also for us to pat ourselves on […]

Character important fashion statement

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Last week I was reading about New York City fashion shows. I found out what’s in and what’s out for the fall season. I saw what’s cool and what’s hot for women’s wear. I read about orange lipstick, flowers pinned in your hair to make a fashion statement and six […]

Everybody’s Business: Gauge success with financial ratios

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Last month’s column included discussion of important financial statements owners of small businesses can use to analyze the financial condition of their business. This column continues the discussion with information about another important financial ratio: debt to equity. A balance sheet is needed to obtain the information to compute the debt-to-equity ratio. […]

Everybody’s business — Financial statements powerful asset

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer As 2006 comes to an end, it is a good time to reflect on past accomplishments, future endeavors and failures. Yes — failures. Failures can build or weaken a business depending on the step taken immediately following the mishap. That step should be to get up and not lie down waiting for […]

Impact report suggests airspace increase

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Training airspace near Cannon Air Force Base could be expanded by the end of November, according to Air Force officials. A report on the impact of increasing airspace near Cannon was officially released Wednesday. Before the Air Force can make a decision on whether to expand airspace, federal environmental […]

Making statement not advocating action

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Bill Bennett, former secretary of education and drug czar, now host of the “Morning in America” talk radio show, caused quite a stir and hand-wringing in his response to a caller. The caller hypothesized that had there not been so many abortions in America, Social Security wouldn’t be facing its […]

Senate hearing becomes ego pulpit theatrics

CNJ Editorial A las, even the in-house newsletter of the capital establishment, The Washington Post, seems to recognize the absurd, circus-like aspect of last week’s nomination hearings for Judge John Roberts. The Post wisely assigned writer Dana Milbank to serve as its eyes and ears inside the hearing room and his unflinchingly honest pieces made […]

Soft touch on terrorists undermines security

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Much ado in our country and Europe has been made about alleged mistreatment and torture of suspected terrorist prisoners. First, there were stories and hand-wringing over the treatment of prisoners at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison. More recently, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., equated our military’s treatment of captured Taliban and al-Qaeda […]

Psalmist is right: Joy comes in morning

By Curtis Shelburne Sometimes — and now that I think about it, maybe most of the time — I think the little things in life are the biggest and best of all. Oh, I know, some of the things that will one day, in the perspective of a whole life, seem really small seem pretty […]

Bush administration manipulates facts

Leonard Pitts Jr. Two plus two — I have this on good authority — equals four. So how do you feel about that? Do you support that interpretation or do you think it should be changed? Yes, I know. You’re wondering if I’ve lost my mind. Well, asking that question tells me something about you. […]

Freedom agrees to partnership

By MARY ANN MILBOURN Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari, announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with two East Coast investment firms to raise funds to allow shareholders who want out of the family-owned company to cash […]

Patriotism growing with house

By Clyde Davis The house is the one the left on the way to Lubbock. I cannot remember if it is east of Sudan, or just west of the small Texas town, but it’s somewhere in that stretch after Muleshoe and before Littlefield. I never noticed it before the Sept. 11, 2001, events, but since […]