Racism’s biggest blow is impersonality

Leanard Pitts Jr. It was over before we could do anything. This is maybe 25 years ago. A bunch of us had left work and gone to Westwood, the shopping district in west L.A., for dinner and a movie. We were walking down the street laughing and talking, most of us black, one or two […]

ENMU celebrates homecoming

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By Tony Parra The sirens on the police cars and fire trucks sounded off and the bright red and blue lights signaled the beginning of the 2003 Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday morning. Parents, children and residents gathered on the sides of 1st Street in the downtown area in anticipation of the parade […]

Armed robbery suspect still at large

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say they have no leads on a knife-wielding robber who stole an undetermined amount of money early Tuesday morning from the Allsup’s on Seventh and Hondo streets. According to police reports, a young man wearing blue and white face paint came into the store about 1 a.m. Tuesday and […]

CIA leak issue much ado about nothing

Mona Charen Maybe I’m just getting jaded, but this latest Washington “scandal” regarding the leak strikes me as cynicism squared. It reminds me of Nora Ephron’s bon mot: “No matter how cynical I get, I just can’t keep up.” Here’s the version that has been broadcast and printed far and wide in the last week: […]

School of hard knocks

Rick White Ryan Denton’s headaches have not subsided and neither has the pain of not being able to play football again. It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the kid with the boy-next-door look who, like other boys in football-mad Clovis, grew up dreaming of playing for the purple and white. He entered his […]

White, Lorine

Lorine White Services: Have been held. Lorine White, 83, of Friona, died Monday, June 2, 2003, in Friona. She moved from Alba, Texas, to Parmer County in 1938. She attended the assembly of God Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She married Raymond White on Dec. 16, 1937, in Duncan, […]

White, William

William White Services: Have been held. Mr. William “Bill” White, 55, of Carlsbad died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at his home. He was born on Jan. 12, 1948, in Odessa, Texas, to Isaac and Teddy White. He married Janell Thomas in November of 1991 in Carlsbad. He graduated from Lovington High School in 1966. He […]

New hospital boss on board

By Gary Mitchell The new administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration to the job. Brian Bentley, who was en route to Clovis Tuesday night and could not be reached for comment, takes over as administrator of the hospital Sept. 1. Bentley replaces Dick Smith, whose […]

Expect to see people lying about race

By Walter Williams The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Grutter vs. Bollinger permits colleges to award a “plus” to black, Hispanic and American Indian student applications for admission. As sure as night follows day, we can expect racial fraud. You can bet the rent money that the number of white students identifying themselves on […]

Healthy expansion

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Dave Sikes of Myers Electric works on the new storage facility being built as part of Plains Regional Medical Center expansion project. Photo by Rick White. By Gary Mitchell The Plains Regional Medical Center expansion is gaining momentum — much to the delight of the hospital staff. In fact, the Healthplex building — which will […]