Custom Classic upgrades, but legacy remains

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CNJ Photo: Kevin Wilson Sabrina Gutierrez of S.O.S. Softball offers a pitch during Friday’s women’s recreation game at the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic. The tournament includes 125 teams and is in its 27th run. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Roger Jackson remembers when he and staff would do Custom Classic brackets by hand, cutting […]

Gaining respect could be deadly

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Kevin Wilson, 31, of Clovis, N.M., died Saturday, April 10, 2010, on the streets of Portales. He was born May 15, 1978, in Townsend, Mont. He was a writer, photographer, columnist and expert in mediocrity. There … so in case my fears come true on Saturday, my coworkers at least […]

With high-tech apologies to Clement C. Moore

By Tom DiFrancesca ’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring — except for a computer mouse. For you see, “Dad” was lazy this year and didn’t get his shopping done. Now he’s at froogle.google.com — trying to find a really good deal, on a brand new BB-gun. […]