Movie ignites ‘Passion’ in Clovis

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Some responses: “While I haven’t had the opportunity to view this epic yet, I think the question on everyone’s mind as a result of the movie is ‘Who killed Jesus?’ “If you type this phrase into the […]

Local movie buffs take their picks

By Michelle Seeber Area residents were not surprised when “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” dominated the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Out of 35 people polled Sunday afternoon at the North Plains Cinema 4 movie theater in Clovis, 32 chose “Rings” as best picture. David Marricle of Muleshoe said he was […]

Child, mother thrown from car

By Michelle Seeber A 5-year-old boy and his mother, both of Clovis, were in critical condition Sunday at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after being thrown from a pickup truck. Authorities said the pickup rolled 1 1/2 times near Clovis Airport. Janice Lea, 39, was driving east from Clovis on 21st Street in a 1971 […]

Cannon engineers capture award

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Members of Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Fighter Wing civil engineer squadron install an electrical circuit box while deployed in Kuwait last year. Courtesy Photo By Darrell Todd Maurina Civil engineers from Cannon Air Force Base racked up a long list of combat achievements during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Last month, they picked up a prestigious […]

Reporters Notebook: Powerball e-mails may be from con artists

Think you’ve won the Powerball lottery since you’ve received an e-mail to that effect? Not so, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball lotto game. These e-mails are sent by con artists who are trying to get personal information from you. Quite often they include the Powerball name, logo and links to […]

Hammit, Tommy Neal

Tommy Neal Hammit Services: Have been held. Mr. Tommy Neal Hammit, 33, of Texico, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 24, 1970, in Clovis, to Dread and Marilyn Hammit. He enjoyed riding in his power chair with his dog Montana. He was a member of First Baptist Church […]

Believing lies, long negotiations is our best hope

Editorial Perhaps the best that can be hoped for from a set of meetings between North Korea and the five other countries with the most direct interest in it — China, South Korea, Japan, the United States and Russia — is a prolonged period of negotiation in which all sides pretend to believe elaborate lies, […]

No debating that Jesus is controversial

Letters to the Editor I cannot remember a film more controversial than “The Passion of the Christ.” The media attention is phenomenal, the religious conversation is ceaseless, and after all is said and done I am not sure most of us will truly understand what is happening through this film. This film is not truly […]

‘Dear Bobby’ heals the pessimist folks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I came out of the closet a few years ago, admitting the authorship of “Dear Abby” columns in newspapers. It began when my identity was exposed by a composing room boo-boo that placed my picture over a “Dear Abby” column. It turned out to be beneficial, however, because I no […]

Democrats now pressing for veteran votes

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Democrats are love-bombing America’s 26.5 million military veterans. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the party’s leading presidential candidate, begins his victory speeches on primary nights by thanking veterans. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, in the Democratic response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address in January, pledged […]

ENMU gets split in tournament at Southwestern

CNJ STAFF WEATHERFORD, Okla. — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team is having a tough time putting pitching and hitting together. The Zias’ pitching has been solid for the most part through the first eight games, and had carried the team. But over the weekend in the Southwest Shootout, hosted by Southwestern […]

Athletics benefits ENMU

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New athletic teams are part of an approach at Eastern New Mexico University called activity-driven enrollment. Illustration by Eric Kluth By Kevin Wilson High school soccer was a way of life for Anna Funck less than two years ago. She knew that college soccer could be the same. “It had always been an option since […]

Bosket, Lee out for Zias

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will be out to avenge close regular-season losses on Tuesday night when they begin play in the Lone Star Conference’s postseason basketball tournament. The ENMU men (22-7), who on Saturday clinched their second consecutive South Division championship, host Southwestern Oklahoma (17-10) in a 7 p.m. tipoff […]