Symbol might be ticket to Super Bowl

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sunday’s Super Bowl led me to many questions, more so than other Super Bowl games I’ve watched. I struggled back and forth on whether or not Peyton Manning deserved the MVP award (he did) and whether it was that important to mention the first time two black coaches were […]

Food fuels football fun

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Every year, sports fans around the globe gather with friends and loved ones to watch the Super Bowl, and the communities of Portales and Clovis are no different. In addition to the various decorations, jerseys and drinks, another necessary component of a proper Super Bowl fest is food. Michelle Taylor, […]

One Super Sunday

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Kim Chisum of Clovis shows off her dedication to the Indianapolis Colts. Chisum has followed the Colts since Peyton Manning arrived. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The 1985 Chicago Bears went 15-1 in the regular season, outscored their three playoff opponents 91-10, and were so confident they recorded a […]

Take 5: Senior leads Buffs

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Melrose senior guard Eric Walker is the only senior for the Buffaloes this season, and takes his leadership role seriously. Walker said some of the juniors have also stepped up to be team leaders. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Eric Walker’s favorite professional athletes, Steve Nash and Peyton Manning, lead by example and think team […]

Local Roundup: Officers conduction DWI Super Blitz

By CNJ STAFF State law enforcement officers will be increasing efforts against drunken driving over the holidays, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Through Dec. 3, officers in five counties will conduct a Super Blitz with a focus on getting drunken drivers off the road with increase patrols, sobriety […]

Cops and courts: Clovis murder trial begins Monday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The five-day murder trial for Jimmy Bentley is set to begin Monday in the 9th Judicial District Court. Bentley, 72, is accused of shooting and killing Joseph Phillips on Christmas Eve in the parking lot of Econo Lodge on Mabry Drive. Prosecutors have alleged Bentley, a white man, is […]

Admit you cannot do everything

By Anita Doberman: local columnist As if being a military wife is not difficult enough, I sometimes find myself wrestling with what I call the “super military wife syndrome.” This condition lies dormant, but can be aggressive when activated. It peaks during husbands’ deployments, when the sufferers attempt to become Super Heroes. In the wives […]

Super Bowl could use canine perspective

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It can really be an eye opener, or perhaps an ear opener, to listen to conversations between your pets — in this case, dogs. Their perspective on life is sometimes refreshing, sometimes amusing and never what you might expect it to be. As an example, I overheard this conversation in […]

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 […]

Fans from across the nation enjoy the eats and the Super Bowl game.

CNJ staff It’s the most watched show of the year, and it’s coming this Sunday. The Super Bowl has become a sort of holiday for Americans, who often spend Super Bowl Sundays, whether at home or with family, on the couch munching on snacks. Whether you go to a party to watch the New England […]

TV censorship should be left to parents

By Steve Chapman We can all remember, with shock, the first time we caught sight of a bare breast on network television. It happened just eight months ago, during the Super Bowl halftime show, when singer Justin Timberlake yanked down Janet Jackson’s top and exposed, for a fleeting instant, an item of flesh never before […]

Company denies problem with voting program

By Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER Elections officials in two other New Mexico counties and a computer specialist with the state Bureau of Elections reported problems Wednesday with Insight voting machines similar to the problems Curry County officials encountered Tuesday night. A new state law requires county officials to report vote totals by precinct and […]

Software SNAFU slows vote count

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Election results tape piles up on the chair as election judges Jill Whitehead, left, Sylvia Shugart, center, and Lois Thomas check early, absentee and alternate tapes Tuesday evening at the Curry County Courthouse. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. CNJ STAFF A problem with new computers and software required by state legislation slowed down vote counting […]

Extreme reaction to halftime stunt hampering rights

Americans are now in the midst of the real aftermath of the unfortunate breast-baring during halftime at the Super Bowl: the political pandering that leads to ever-more-intrusive restrictions on liberties. The framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights tried to protect us from this, but the attitude of most modern politicians toward the First […]

Uneducated drivers roam Clovis streets

Letters to the Editor After reading Friday’s letters to the editor regarding traffic citations issued at Commerce and Prince streets, I have come to the conclusion that everything is the fault of something else, not our own fault. Did those who were ticketed ever consider yielding the right of way or letting another go first? […]

Halftime show disappoints CNJ readers

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for reviews on the Super Bowl halftime show: Some responses: “I didn’t care for it at all. First you start with some guy who is holding himself like he has to go to the toilet. Then we see an item of clothing pulled off to expose a breast. […]

Super Bowl a time for family, friends

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for examples of the ideal Super Bowl party. Some responses: “I WOULD LIKE TO spend the Super Bowl with my parents and son. I have never really had a Super Bowl party, but I have spent the day with family and friends rooting for my […]

New Year brings about ‘Super Blitz’

Cops and Courts 12/28 The Clovis police department is part of the national “You drink, you drive, you lose” crackdown on drunk driving. Clovis police will conduct DWI “Super Blitz” checkpoints until Jan. 4, with the goals of educating drivers, checking for seat belt use and drunk drivers. According to a department press release, last […]