Virginia Destroyers claim Baskett’s UFL rights

CNJ staff The Virginia Destroyers claimed the United Football League rights to free agent Hank Baskett of Clovis, according to a published report. The Cover Two reported the five UFL teams released 10-man reserve unsigned lists for the 2011 season. Baskett played last season for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. He was not […]

CHS grad battling cancer receives honorary doctorate

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Courtesy photo Virginia Lee, 24, was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in molecular plant science by Washington State University Dec. 13. Lee, a Clovis native, is battling terminal cancer. Sharna Johnson Virginia Lee’s outlook is simple — people were put on earth to help. “If we’re not here to help others what are we here for?” […]

Our people: Life in development

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Nathan McCreery runs a photo studio, lectures at Eastern New Mexico University, and is an adjunct instructor in art at Clovis Community College. Bio Name: Nathan McCreery Birthdate: January 28, 1948 Hometown: La Junta, Colo. Profession: Photographer Family: Wife Virginia of 38 years, a son and his wife, and their two […]

New parks director expected to focus on quality of life projects

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The next director of the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department will be expected to shift the emphasis to quality of life projects, city officials said. City Manager Joe Thomas estimated receiving about 35 to 40 applications for the position being vacated by Rob Carter, who is leaving the city […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached youth […]

Girl finds out there is a Santa Claus

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist T his is the reply young Virginia O’Hanlon of 115 W. 9th Street, New York, received in the form of an editorial written by the Sun’s Francis P. Church: Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe […]

Obama takes delegate lead

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Photo: Rick Wood Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama greets supporters gathered Tuesday at the Kohl Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. By David Espo: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama powered past Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for Democratic convention delegates Tuesday on a night of triumph sweetened […]

Tragedy prompts prayers

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Everyone is talking about the Virginia Tech tragedy. We are shocked as individuals and as a society. As a parent, I cannot imagine the pain and anguish families and students must be experiencing. I then think about the young man’s family and the anguish they must be going through. I can’t […]

Richardson taps officials with area ties for safety panel

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson on Thursday named members of a higher education Campus Safety Task Force created in response to Monday’s killings of 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus by a student who then committed suicide. The panel, which includes leaders from the state Public Safety and Higher […]

Criminal control, not gun control, will ease violence

Few details were known about Monday’s senseless killings on the Virginia Tech campus before many analysts jumped to the same conclusion they always reach: The way to stop gun violence is to impose further controls on the legal ownership of guns. In an editorial Tuesday, for instance, The New York Times opined: “What is needed, […]

Eastern student’s siblings are Virginia Tech alumni

By Freedom Newspapers One Eastern New Mexico University student has connections to Blacksburg, Va., and Virginia Tech University where a gunman killed 32 people Monday. Michael Harman, an ENMU junior history major, admits he spent some tense moments Monday morning until he was able to talk with family members who live in Blacksburg. He said […]

Gunman kills 32 at Virginia Tech shooting before committing suicide

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An unidentified man sits handcuffed under the Drill Field review stand Monday while officials check Burruss Hall for safety following a shooting incident on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. (AP photo: Alan Kim) By Sue Lindsey: The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest […]

Gonzales, Fred

Fred Gonzales, 84, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Dimas and Virginia Gonzales in Elida, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Severiana (Cleo) Contreras in El Paso, where […]

Calbert, Genevieve

Genevieve Calbert, 88, of Tucumcari died Friday, May 26, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Tucumcari, she had been a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari and was active in the Sacred Heart Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, Juan Calbert; two brothers, and two […]

Kincaid, Virginia B.

Virginia Bernice Kincaid, 79, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Childress, Texas, to Stanley and Willie Trigg McKimmey. She married Thomas Lee Kincaid on Aug. 9, 1958, in Clovis. She was a beautician, and worked in retail sales. She was a member of Jehovah’s […]

Nelson, Norman

Mr. Norman Wayne Nelson, 60, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1945, in Dothan, W. Va., to Herman and Belle Bragg Nelson. He married Layne Kegel Sept. 7, 1974, in North Miami, Fla. He moved to New Mexico from Pennsylvania 24 years ago. He […]

Sleep well, death-penalty proponents

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist So he’s guilty as charged. Never mind the timeline that some thought made it almost impossible for him to have committed the crime. Never mind the book casting doubt on his culpability. Never mind his death chair declaration: “An innocent man is going to be murdered tonight.” Never mind any […]

Skepticism hard at work over holiday

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Sorry, I just don’t believe it. I don’t believe there was a little girl named Virginia O’Hanlon. She is the 8-year-old kid who supposedly wrote the letter to the New York Sun in 1897. Virginia, goes the legend, wondered if Santa existed. She told the editor her Papa said, “if […]

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Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance Services: Have been held. Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance, 72, of Conifer, Colo., died June 29, 2005. She was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950. She lived in Conifer, Colo., for more 30 years and took an active interest in community affairs. She […]

Oceana backers defend base

By Sue Lindsey: The Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Navy has found no better location for a master jet base on the East Coast than Oceana Naval Air Station, members of a commission considering closing the installation were told Monday. Accompanied by Virginia officials, four members of the Defense Base Realignment and Closure […]