Mubarak resigns

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV. Mubarak, who until the end seemed unable to grasp the depth of resentment over his three decades of authoritarian rule, finally resigned Friday and handed power to […]

Mubarak resigns

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV. Mubarak, who until the end seemed unable to grasp the depth of resentment over his three decades of authoritarian rule, finally resigned Friday and handed power to […]

Homeless ID system won’t be successful

Freedom New Mexico A plan to tag each homeless person in Colorado Springs will never work. Those who advocate the ID program undoubtedly mean well. It may seem logical to the orderly, disciplined, rational mind. But it’s never going to work. A story in Monday’s Colorado Springs Gazette told of the ongoing saga of the […]

Troops, families have new advocate

By Tom Philpott: Military update James Webb (D-Va.), a take-charge senator who in just his second year conceived and negotiated passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, made clear Wednesday he will continue to influence issues that impact on the lives of service members, retirees, reservists and their families. Webb has more leverage now as new […]

Local woman recognized as victim’s advocate of the year

A Clovis woman has been recognized as the victim’s advocate of the year, according to the district attorney’s office. Miranda Gonzales, a victim’s advocate with the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office, was selected to receive the 2008 governor’s Victim’s Advocate of the Year award, a news release said. Gonzales was selected in part because of […]

Sept. 2, 2008 Business Digest

Clovis native receives advocate award Clovis native J. Roy Miller, State Director of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center network, has received an Entrepreneurial Advocate award for his support to women-owned and minority-owned businesses, and has been included as a “Power Broker” in the New Mexico Business Weekly’s annual Power Book edition to be […]

ENMU picks Smith as business dean

Freedom New Mexico Gene Smith, an assistant professor of accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems at Eastern New Mexico University, has been named dean of ENMU’s College of Business. His appointment is effective Jan. 2. He replaces interim dean Thurman Elder. “He has proven to be an excellent administrator and […]

Clovis businessman talks military life

Cannon Connections Clovis businessman and long-time Cannon Air Force Base advocate Randy Harris joined a handful of civic leaders from around the country a little more than two weeks ago on a trip to deployed military locations and combat zones. Sponsored by the Air Force Chief of Staff’s office, the Air Force Civic Leaders Group […]

Writer should be remembered as freedom advocate

Freedom Newspapers Writing about an urban planning experiment proposed in 1898 in England, author Jane Jacobs, who died last week at age 89, declared: “As in all Utopias, the right to have plans of any significance belonged only to the planners in charge.” That quotation, printed in her acclaimed 1961 book, “The Death and Life […]

Air Force pushing to have Cannon’s fate decided by June or July

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Air Force is on a limited list of parties interested in Cannon Air Force Base, according to a local base advocate. The Air Force conducted a workshop Tuesday in Washington, D.C., for government parties interested in occupying the base. Though the Air Force expressed interest in occupying the […]

Longtime base supporter Doc Stewart dies at 81

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air […]

Jesus gives support, comfort in times of grief, crisis

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I have heard news last week of much sadness: a baby dies and a wonderful young man killed in car accident. I have no words of wisdom and pressed for words of comfort for these situations. I just know that we have an advocate, Jesus Christ. Perhaps this illustration will […]

Advocates represent interests of victims of crimes

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Victim Advocate’s Grace Orozco, left, and Patti Johnson discuss a domestic violence case Friday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers “In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups — the police who investigate crime, and the district attorneys who […]

Support program holding advocate info session

CNJ staff Those interested in helping abused children can attend an info session tonight to learn what it means to be a court appointed special advocate. According to a press release from the CASA program, volunteers advocate for abused children as they move through the children’s court system, help determine the best outcome for a […]

Teenager crusades to ban smoking

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer If Tynasha Jones has her way, New Mexico will one day be a smoke-free state. Statistics about the ills of tobacco roll effortlessly from this Clovis High School senior’s tongue. “People who are exposed to smoke in their work environments inhale somewhere from 8-10 cigarettes a day. It would […]

Former Clovis legislator champions education

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor He was an advocate of education, a man who symbolized strength in the midst of disease, calm in the wind of anxiety, and perseverance in the throes of doubt. Diagnosed with lupus at 18, former state Rep. Mario Urioste spent much of his life battling a disease that broke […]

Increased incarceration not solution

By Anna Crook Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. When I was asked to write about some of the issues we as legislators would be addressing in the […]

Roosevelt County gains victim’s advocate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office had to go to the state Legislature to receive funding for a victim’s advocate position in Roosevelt County. It only had to stay in the office to find the person to fill the position. Lory Adams, formerly an administrative assistant in the […]