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Area coaches like Broncos, pick Panthers

Staff report The Super Bowl is upon us again. That means time-honored traditions like eating too much, watching every commercial and wondering how we got every prop bet wrong (yes, hoping to win the 10-to-1 “there will be an earthquake” bet makes you a bad person). Wait, we forgot one: Second-guessing coaches. Here is your […]

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One-size prison sentences do more harm than good

A one-size-fits-all sentencing policy has swelled the federal prison population to historic highs and is not giving taxpayers a good return on investment in terms of safer communities, reduced costs or better inmate outcomes. That’s the conclusion reached by the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, headed by former Oklahoma U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts. […]

Sloan: Life and other random thoughts

Random thoughts: • I wish I had learned to admire people in their twilight years sooner. Their strength in having made it so far is worthy of incredible respect. They are still living their life, and — no matter how feeble — today is just as important to them as it is to anyone. • […]

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 Ariel Kokoricha is an eighth-grade student at Clovis Christian School.

Med school on horizon for spelling champ

She’s a known champion speller, but that’s not who she is. She’s a well-rounded student that’s very driven. Ariel Kokoricha was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father is a local doctor who originally moved the family to Fort Sumner to begin his residency. The family moved to Clovis when they decided they didn’t want to […]

Terry: I like my Jell-O Bronco orange

The groundhog has spoken and I’m prepared for six more weeks of orange Jell-O. Orange Jell-O, you say; this global warming stuff is getting out of hand. It may snow in San Francisco this weekend, too. Orange Jell-O is on my mind because that’s my Super Bowl bet with my wife, the perpetual pessimist. She’s […]

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