Horoscopes for your children

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Don’t fret over those expensive items you bought for your kid as he entered school this fall. You should instead smack your forehead and cry, “I shudda bought a Student Horoscope!” Allow me to explain. The 2005 Old Newsman’s Horoscope is hot off the presses, and it’s just what your kid […]

America’s leaders brought their team to victory

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist “Any resemblance in persons living or dead in the following story is purely on purpose,” said Mark Morris, Clovis High School sports editor of the Purple Press back in 1976. “The spirit of ’76 is now upon us in shades of red, white, and blue, and everywhere one looks, Ben Franklin, […]

8-28 Lifestyles

Engagements Collins/Rollins David and Becky Collins of Friona, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Katherine Collins, of Amarillo, to Jonathan Rollins, of Amarillo, son of Dale and Carolyn Rollins of Amarillo. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. (CDT) Sept. 30, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo. The […]

Base backers “distressed”

By Marlena Hartz/Freedom Newspapers By Marlena Hartz CNJ STAFF WRITER marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com Clovis-Portales citizens, city commissioners and other government officials, perched on the edge of their seats, many with cell phones in hand, watched intently Friday morning from the Clovis-Carver Public Library as the nine-member military-base closure panel debated, and continuously postponed, the fate of Cannon […]

Cannon survives … for now

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal panel voted Friday to accept the Pentagon’s recommendation to send Cannon Air Force Base’s three F-16 fighter squadrons elsewhere — but stopped short of closing Cannon. Instead, the commission voted 6-1, with two abstentions, to turn it into an enclave, keeping the eastern New Mexico base open in […]

Central Arkansas rolls over Hounds

CNJ staff LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Suffice it to say, Central Arkansas spoiled Mark Ribaudo’s head coaching debut at Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. Senior quarterback Chris Reil threw for two touchdowns and 227 yards and senior tailback Kentrel Rogers rushed for 107 yards and a score as the Bears rolled to a 51-0 […]

Area weekend high school football capsules

CNJ staff All Times MDT Clovis Christian at Lake Arthur When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday 2004 records: Clovis Christian 2-7, Lake Arthur 3-5. Coaches: Clovis Christian, Greg Darden; Lake Arthur, Jose Porras. Last meeting: First times teams have met. Lake Arthur players to watch: Manuel Salcido, 5-10, 175, Sr., QB-S; Edward Rubio, 5-6, 145, So., WR-DE; […]

Cats visit Mayfield in opener

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Clovis senior Devin Hanson helps fellow senior Jonathan Sweet stretch during the start of practice Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jim Bradley’s teams haven’t lost many season openers — just three in 38 years by his count. The veteran Mayfield coach has padded his […]

Richardson continues lobbying in support of base

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Clovis Community College student Liz Alonzo watches the Base Closure and Realignment hearings on television Thursday at the college. Cannon Air Force Base’s future is expected to be decided today. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Shortly after the end of Thursday’s Base Closure and Realignment deliberations, with the empty chairs of nine BRAC commissioners […]

‘Everybody’s a little nervous’ as Cannon fate nears.

By Felicia Fonseca: The Associated Press As suspense built with each passing hour, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base remained in limbo Thursday while residents held out anxious hope that their months-long wait would soon end in celebration. “I think everyone is pretty optimistic, but we all know Uncle Sam does things in mysterious […]

Commission chair asks if Cannon can house F35s

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A beacon, for some base supporters, shone through in the early morning hours Thursday when BRAC Commission Chairman Anthony Principi asked if Cannon Air Force Base could house the Joint Strike Fighter, jet of the future. The jet will initially need a sea-level training center, but Cannon, said BRAC […]

8/26 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 17 through Wednesday: • Christopher John Maier, 21, to Tara Diane Barnard, 20, both of Clovis • Keon Tyrell Bush, 19, to Jessica Irizarry, 24, both of Clovis • Dathan Lee Culpepper, 24, to Sarah Lynn Martin, 24, both of Portales • Frederick O’Bryant, […]

BRAC Commission opts to spare White Sands lab

By Jennifer Talhelm: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The commission reviewing the Pentagon’s plan to streamline military bases reversed the Department of Defense on Thursday, voting to keep the Army Research Laboratory at White Sands Missile Range instead of moving it to Maryland. The department in May proposed to move 178 jobs, the lab’s entire […]

Base-closing panel votes to close Walter Reed hospital

By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Siding with the Pentagon, the base-closing commission voted Thursday to shut down the Army’s historic Walter Reed hospital and move about 20,000 defense workers miles away from their offices just outside the nation’s capital. The nine-member panel also started deciding which Air Force facilities should be closed […]

Harsh regulations will mean hardship for auto industry

Freedom Newspapers Some pointless ideas die hard, which is an accurate description of the fuel economy standards the federal government imposes on automakers. The Bush administration, although allegedly in favor of freer markets, announced new standards this week that will require higher gas mileage ratings for the light trucks that dominate U.S. roads. The standards […]

Balancing life can mean compromise

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist An article in the September issue of Latina magazine caught my eye, “The Perfectly (Un) Balanced Life” which asks, “Who says we mujeres must have a perfectly made bed while making it to the top?” This stopped me in my tracks because, well, I’m a woman who usually leaves home […]

Fast curves better left to stuntmen

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist That new “Dukes of Hazzard” movie has been playing in Clovis. Remembering the old TV show it’s based on, I put a Waylon Jennings album on the stereo. There was Waylon singing the theme from the original TV show. “Straight’nin’ the curves, flattenin’ the hills,” are just some of the […]

Former Hell’s Angel now preaches Gospel

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The First Church of the Nazarene will be host to an ex-Hell’s Angel for a four day revival beginning Sunday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jerry McGee was previously a Harley-Davidson riding member of the Hell’s Angels who sold narcotics to support his own addiction. These days McGee is an […]

8/26 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a hollow log fantasy flight boss i ran into a hollow log yesterday that led me into the mythical reaches of fantasy land and no i haven t been smoking my cheese instead of […]

Country church hearkens to simpler times

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I have vivid childhood memories of the little country church in Arkansas that my parents knew well. When we attended there as a family, it was as if we stepped into a past era, and this little country church was not changed by the world and its changes. We were […]