Petraeus: Loans force families apart

Many military homeowners who saw their homes plummet in value in the financial crisis still can’t get relief from “under water” mortgages that leave families owing more to loan servicers than their homes are worth. The situation is especially difficult for the military where families must move every two to four years. Some affected members, […]

Commissary boss: Value overlooked

Military grocery stores operate so efficiently that the discounts provided to shoppers are worth double the value of tax dollars being spent to deliver this prized benefit worldwide to U.S. service members and families. Joseph H. Jeu, director of the Defense Commissary Agency, made that point and more in an interview last week amid rising […]

Most laws in U.S. unnecessary

The system is broken. Almost every law, particularly every new law passed in the past several decades, is not based upon right or wrong, but upon opinion or value judgments. The U.S. imprisons, or traps in its “justice system,” more people, percentage-wise, than did Stalin in the USSR, and more than China ever has. You, […]

Letters to the editor: Hotel Clovis has historical value

Hotel Clovis has historical value We can all benefit from having such an historical treasure and local landmark as Hotel Clovis. Its value includes its rich history. At the time of its construction in 1931, it was the tallest building between Albuquerque and Dallas. It was also the host in its elegant ballroom to some […]

Clovis homes retain value in midst of struggling market

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Homes have retained their value in Clovis and new home construction continues despite dropping values around the nation, according to local lenders and officials. Sharna Johnson While the rest of the nation continues to struggle with home values at record lows, homes in Clovis appear to be retaining their value. […]

In search of ponies: Shock value

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: Sharna Johnson is taking time off. The following is a a column she wrote in November 2007.

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Outlaws: A Presidential Agent Novel by W.E.B. Griffin begins as a barrel of bio-hazard material turns up at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute, all of which was supposed to have been destroyed years earlier; and Charley Castillo must find out if more of the […]

AgSense: Researchers finding ways to add value to cotton

Not much can be done to control the price of lint harvested from cotton, but research can develop ways to add value to cotton by exploring alternative uses for its byproducts such as the seed and waste materials. Higher-yielding, better-quality lint is another way to increase the value of the crop. The Cotton Breeding Program […]

Objects’ value lies in the heart

Clyde Davis Where do you draw the line between what is truly an antique, and what is valuable simply because it has value to you? Maybe this line is easy, on some occasions, but there are times when it becomes truly difficult. The older one gets, the more some of the objects that surround one […]

U.S. best served steering clear of world politics

Freedom Newspapers Although Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met over the weekend with his counterpart in Beijing, putatively to ease tensions, there is little question the Obama administration is gearing up for a concerted economic/diplomatic offensive against China, which U.S. officials accuse of keeping the value of its currency, the renminbi, too low. This may be […]

2-21 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Feb. 2 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Country Meadows Drive for a theft report. A woman said she discovered her hydrocodone pills had been taken from their bottle. She said her family had […]

Female veterans face unique issues

By Anna Crook: Guest columnist The recent tragedy at the Fort Hood Army Post in Texas reminds us just how much we value and appreciate the men and women who bravely serve our nation. This Army post houses soldiers who have returned from deployment in the Middle East and others who will travel to combat […]

Interrogation unit to end torture tactics

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has approved the creation of what is described as an elite team of interrogators, drawn from several different government agencies, to question key terrorism suspects. The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG (don’t you love those government acronyms?) will be headquartered at the FBI and overseen by the National […]

Personal financial statement routine procedure

By Sandra Taylor Sawyer: Guest columnist For the small business owner who is seeking financing it sometimes seems to come as a shock when a lender requests a copy of a personal financial statement and signing a release for a credit check. Most small businesses operate as sole proprietorships or partnerships and as such the […]

May 13, 2008 Business Digest

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Helping fund ethanol craze unsound idea

Freedom New Mexico The ethanol craze just might set a record for fads that fizzled before they got fully under way. The sooner the better, in our view. Ethanol is an example of a commodity that might have some value, but with an artificial market created almost entirely by government mandates and subsidies it is […]

Home equity hits more than 60 year low

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Americans’ percentage of equity in their homes fell below 50 percent for the first time on record since 1945, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. Homeowners’ portion of equity slipped to downwardly revised 49.6 percent in the second quarter of 2007, the central bank reported in its quarterly U.S. Flow […]

2-12 Police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: – Police responded to a report of burglary and larceny at 1:15 a.m. Feb. 4 in the 300 block of Wallace Street. The resident told police someone entered his home sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and the time of the […]

Abuse recovery services funded

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A federally funded program to provide services and resources for substance abuse recovery will launch soon in Curry County. Clients will receive vouchers for a myriad of services in the community such as transportation, child care, life skills, job development, spiritual guidance, family support, fitness gym memberships, acupuncture and […]

Udall stumps in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. spoke at Clovis-Carver Public Library Friday. “There is no doubt in my mind that we got ourselves into a civil war,” Udall said, speaking of the war in Iraq. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he would make sure Cannon […]