Man says teen struck him with SUV

CNJ Staff Police are investigating a case involving a teen who allegedly struck a Clovis man with her car when he tried to break up a fight Sunday, according to police reports. The case is being investigated as felony aggravated battery. Around 4:30 p.m. officers responded to a home in the 2500 block of Axtell […]

Doctor named in lawsuit

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor An emergency room doctor with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit hanging over his head worked briefly at Plains Regional Medical Center and Roosevelt General Hospital, hospital representatives said this week. Dr. Theodore Collins worked briefly in PRMC and RGH’s emergency rooms as a contract physician before the administrations became aware of […]

Tammy Faye proof second act of life can be sweetest

By Freedom Newspapers For someone like Tammy Faye Messner, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s assertion that there are no second acts in American lives falls flat. The public first came to know her as the wife of Jim Bakker, a televangelist who eventually had a rendezvous with disgrace. In later years, however, this woman proved she was […]

Parents best bet in censoring kids’ video games

By Freedom Newspapers It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. And it’s on the way. “Grand Theft Auto IV,” the latest in arguably the most offensive, raunchy and controversial video-games series of all time, heads to stores this October. It’ll likely be rated M for mature, meaning no one under 17 should probably be in the same […]

Any step against D.C. nepotism good

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers With potential voters You-Tubing questions for debating Democrats on Monday and Dick Cheney’s short-lived presidency on Saturday, it’s possible you missed an example of good government by the House of Representatives. On a voice vote Monday, the House passed the Campaign Expenditure Transparency Act. The measure, co-sponsored by Rep. Adam […]

Soggy Potter book could be sign

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist My life is not so boring that I need to go out of my way to poke somebody, offend a few, or otherwise provoke e-mail to further bury my in-box. (My saved e-mails just broke into five figures.) But, I’ll tell you anyway: I love Harry Potter. If confession […]

Discovering Identity hard

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My cousin M. was recently divorced. During a family gathering, she shared with my sister and me how difficult it was to start a new life as a single woman after having been married for many years. M. joked that her couch cushions permanently show her body imprint because, since getting […]

Lava flow makes for tourist hot spot

Just west of Carrizozo lies a 45-mile long lava flow which is estimated to have been formed more than 1,000 years ago. The perfect place from which to begin exploration of the lava flow is the Valley of Fires Recreation Area, four miles west of Carrizozo. The recreation area has a nature trail loop that’s […]

Compassionate caregiver

Cannon Connections photo by Tony Bullocks Michelle Jones provides daycare to children of Cannon Air Force Base families. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections A thickly padded floor, a brightly-colored tunnel, two small cribs and plenty of toys fill a room off the kitchen at Michelle Jones’ house. All items are necessary for Jones’ chosen profession […]

Literature comes to life

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Lions and tigers aren’t normally seen here, but that was just what happened Saturday as children from around base performed “The Jungle Book” at the base theater. The Missoula Children’s Theatre, based in Missoula, Mont., presented the two performances July 14 […]

Airman working to find voice

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon airmen may sometimes wonder who they can talk to or voice their opinions about things they would like on base or would like to see done differently. For those situations airmen should seek the help of the Cannon Junior Enlisted […]

Everyone needs help sometime

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections I have come to expect that at least one bad thing will happen when my husband is TDY, deployed or on a remote assignment. Just two months after I gave birth to our daughter, he left for a month-long assignment in Las Vegas, Nev. I had just returned to work […]

Baskett ready for Eagles’ preseason camp

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Michael Perez As a rookie in 2006, Clovis High grad Hank Baskett caught 22 passes during the regular season and led Philadelphia Eagles receivers with a 21.1-yards-per-catch average . CNJ staff Hank Baskett is getting ready for his sophomore season in the NFL. The 2001 Clovis High graduate leaves Wednesday to join his […]

Peacock eggs shattered by Hillcrest Zoo patrons

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson Mother peacocks herd a community brood of young Monday at the Hillcrest Zoo. Zoo officials said a select few of the birds are allowed to hatch young in an effort to control the bird’s population numbers at the park. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Teen visitors disturbed a peacock nest […]

Business Feature: Burger King making comeback

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Burger King, located on Prince Street, is scheduled to reopen in September. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will be able to have it their way again in September. Three years after it closed, the Burger King on Prince Street will reopen. Work on the property started last […]

Business Digest: Portales woman attends conference

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Jacquelyn Madrid of Portales attended the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual conference in Reno, Nev., according to an AAFCS news release. Madrid served as a senator from New Mexico and represented the New Mexico affiliate, of which she is the president, at the business meeting of […]

It’s their business: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center Location: 108 N. Sycamore St. What they do: Sell products for do-it-yourselfers, including appliances, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, lighting, toilets, tubs and showers, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Who’s in charge: Leroy Romero is the manager. Employees: Six plus the manager. How long in business: since […]

China’s treatment of media setting country back

By Freedom Newspapers Just now the Chinese government is focused on U.S. media, claiming they (we) have exaggerated the extent to which Chinese food products are tainted in the wake of all those dogs and cats dying horrible deaths a few weeks ago. This aggressive defense of Chinese quality standards is considered important not only […]

Area teams fall in state LL openers

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Zia League All-Stars got off to a slow start Saturday and couldn’t recover in a 13-3 loss to Los Alamos in the first-round of the double-elimination state Little League 11-12 tournament. Zia returns to action in an 11:30 a.m. elimination game today. Joe Shelley accounted for all the scoring […]

HPJRA Finals comes to end

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sterling Smith of Post, Texas, zeroes in on his target during Saturday’s short-go in the 16-19 calf roping competition in the HPJRA Finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Smith finished first in the short-go competition with a time of 8.67 seconds. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Figuring out the […]