Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

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MCT photo Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age died Friday at 92 from cerebral vascular disease. By Frazier Moore: The Associated Press NEW YORK — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called “the […]

Group voices concerns about government spending at rally

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clockwise from top, Karolyn Sailer, Chris Dudley and Louis Moore sign oversized cards addressed to legislators during Wednesdays Taxed Enough Already party on Main Street. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Walter Bradley asked the crowd if they were being taxed enough already, and 400 voices shouted back, “Yes.” The […]

Letters to the Editor: Entertainer has no place at Walter Reed

I read that Joan Baez had been denied a concert at Walter Reed Hospital and couldn’t imagine why it had happened. Maybe she could call Hanoi Jane Fonda and have her explain that there are still a good number of Vietnam vets who remember her well, and really have too much respect for our Iraq/Afghanistan […]

After long silence, vets finally heard

By Freedom Newspapers The bigger scandal is that it took a hard-hitting expose in the hometown newspaper of the federal leviathan to bring what might actually be some effective attention to the deplorable conditions faced by wounded military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As the Washington Post revealed in a subsequent story, the […]

How two kids invented the game ‘42’

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Jim Craven, a friend of mine in Clovis, went to teach 42 to passengers on a cruise ship a while back, hired by the ship’s captain. Craven put in nearly 11 hours teaching that week and what a job it was, he said. The history of the game 42 began in […]

Business licenses

CNJ staff The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in February: • K2 Powerwash Type: Janitorial service Owner: Keith Kiser Location: 216 Diamondhead • VL Flags.com Type: General Merchandise Owner: Vernon Thorn Location: 6505 E. Central No. 243, Wichita, Kan. • Signart of New Mexico Type: Signs Owner: Daniel Jones Location: […]

Medical care gaps frustrating to vets

By Tom Philpott: Military Update With the Iraq war producing a steady stream of severely wounded service members, the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs are struggling with calls to create a “seamless transition” for disabled warriors moving from active duty medical care to long-term veterans’ care. For some war wounded and their families, […]

War hero mother lost legs, not courage

Tom Philpott “You are a hero,’’ says a man, standing on a curb outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as Army National Guard Maj. Ladda “Tammy” Duckworth walks slowly by, on artificial legs, a cane in each hand. “I’m just trying to survive, man,’’ she laughs. “You’re a hero, a survivor, you’re … “That’s right,” […]

Garrett, Walter

Walter Garrett Services: Have been held. Walter C. “Buck” Garrett, 98, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 2, 1906, in Old Greer County, Oklahoma Indian Territory, to Charles Franklin and Lexia Bullard Garrett. He married Bonnie Robertson on May 8, 1928, in Erick, Okla. He was […]

Too much diversity hobbles police force

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Police departments must use race and sex preferences in hiring as a result of federal court consent decrees and political pressures. To meet these demands, many police departments have lowered, and in some cases eliminated, established standards for personal character and intellectual and physical capacity. Jan Golab writes about this […]