Barry Bonds not good role model for troubled sport

CNJ staff Barry Bonds was known as a self-centered athlete while he played college baseball at Arizona State University. Today he is a big-leaguer with the San Francisco Giants. And as his muscles and neck circumference have grown in recent years, so also has his ego. In the face of allegations that his fabulous ability […]

Legislating sports serves no interest in government

Freedom Editorial If you shine a spotlight anywhere in the country long enough these days, Sen. John McCain will eventually show up to stand in it. He seems drawn to camera lights and can’t seem to resist the temptation to meddle in matters that don’t concern government. McCain’s posturing is potentially significant, and even dangerous, […]

Bond will help grant colleges their wish list

CNJ staff New Mexico voters approved more than $94 million in bonds on Tuesday to help the state’s colleges and universities upgrade infrastructure. But proponents say the voters’ decision will benefit more than just higher education. “When you think of bonds, you tend to think of how it helps the university and that’s not the […]

Curry County sample ballot

General Election Nov. 2, 2004 In the Senate, House and county commission district races, only the precincts listed will be voting on these candidates U.S. President and Vice President (All Curry County precincts) • (Democrat) John Kerry and John Edwards • (Republican) George W. Bush and Dick Cheney • (Green) David Cobb and Patricia LaMarche […]

Roosevelt County sample ballot

Offices Affiliation Candidate President and Vice President (All Roosevelt County Residents) • (Democrat) John F. Kerry and John Edwards • (Republican) George W. Bush and Dick Cheney • (Green) David Cobb and Patricia La Marche • (Constitution) Michael Peroutka and Chuck Baldwin • (Libertarian) Michael Badnarik and Richard Campagna • (Independent) Ralph Nader and Peter […]

Local bank wins school bonds bid

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A local bank won the bidding war for $5 million worth of Clovis Municipal School bonds, the school board voted at Tuesday night’s meeting. James Baker and Associates and the Bank of Clovis out-bid seven other companies for the right to buy the bonds voters approved in a March […]

Many readers behind Bonds if steroid free

Project: Reader Reaction Going into Wednesday’s games, Barry Bonds needed one home run to tie Willie Mays for third on the all-time list and 97 home runs to pass Hank Aaron as the greatest home run hitter ever. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked “Are you rooting for him?” Some responses: “If his record […]

City approves ‘inducement’ for cheese plant

By Jack King Clovis’ city commission on Thursday approved issuing $250 million in industrial development bonds as incentive for bringing Southwest Cheese Co. to Curry County. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, told the commission the bonds are “an inducement, not a commitment.” They put the property on which the cheese […]