Eastern returns home after losses

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan says the Greyhounds are still trying to hit their stride. With undefeated Cameron and Southwestern Oklahoma coming to town for Lone Star Conference crossover games, he hopes they get on track quickly. Cameron men’s and women’s teams will be at […]

Cannon airman died of hereditary heart disease

By CNJ staff A Cannon Air Force Base airman who died Oct. 23 after playing soccer on base had a hereditary heart disease, Capt. Andre Kok of Cannon Public Affairs said Wednesday. Airman 1st Class Brian Kane, 29, of Ireland, died from heart failure and suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, Kok said. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a […]

Reader reaction: Readers split on military privacy issue

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Cannon Air Force Base officials should release information related to the Oct. 29 death of 20-year-old Kimberly Susan Novak, who was found in her home. Some responses: “SINCE THE DEATH HAPPENED on a military base and doesn’t seem to affect Clovis, then it should be up to […]

‘JFK Reload’ worse than despicable

By Leonard Pitts Jr. I can’t imagine what Edward Kennedy must feel. I mean, I know it’s traumatic to see your brother shot in the head and killed. But what must it add to your pain to see that tragedy become a video game? It happened last week. The game, available online, is called “JFK […]

Piggish spending habits bloating national deficit

Freedom Newspapers It might have been turkey season, but it was pork carved up in Washington, D.C., last month. And all pork, of course, is paid for by money taken forcibly from taxpayers. “Despite a record $413 billion deficit, the government spending plan Congress approved (on Nov. 20) that awaits President George W. Bush’s signature […]

Chilean air force hoping F-16 program takes off

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Chilean air force Capt. Erich Opplinger is strapped into the F-16 by U.S. Air Force Capt. Matt Yeatter Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A group of Chilean air force officers are visiting Cannon Air Force Base this week, learning how the U.S. Air Force […]

Clovis edges Tascosa

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Clovis senior Tigg Bunton powers his way to the basket past Amarillo Tascosa’s J.R. Scott during the first half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The opener for the Clovis boys basketball team gave several inexperienced varsity players opportunity to show their stuff. It […]

Lady Cats pound Hereford

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Clovis senior Melissa Roberts tips the ball away from Hereford junior Betsy Jimenez during the second half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis has been working extensively in practice on defense and the results showed. Taking advantage of their quickness and […]