Housing aid fails, despite best intentions

Freedom New Mexico Most of what Congress does is ill-advised. But when Congress is in a hurry to appear especially active and responsive to a perceived crisis, it is likely to go beyond ill-advised to downright boneheaded. It is becoming increasingly obvious that several aspects of the bill passed in response to the decline in […]

Frail economy sign taxation has reached limit

By Freedom New Mexico For the second time in six years, President Bush proposed a tax rebate program to jump-start the economy. In fact, many analysts believe his plan actually comes too late. They fear people have gotten themselves so deep in debt that instead of using the money to buy stuff, which is the […]

Beer with Sunday meal OK

Clovis’ Jeff Greene is in favor of a proposal that would allow city restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. “People with drinking problems are going to buy enough on Saturday to last them through Sunday anyway,” he wrote in an e-mail. “We should be able to buy a beer or a glass of wine with […]

Shop the sales

The after Christmas sales are still going strong. Now is the time to buy cute, classic cashmere sweaters for a fraction of the cost. All coats, long-sleeved blouses and winter dress shoes are marked down considerably. Buy classic pieces (they never go out of style) now to compliment next year’s winter wardrobe. The department stores […]

Nov. 18 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Get Your People to Work Like They Mean It: Manage, Motivate, and Get Results from Every Employee by Jean Blacklock reveals four key responsibilities that every manager must assume in order to assemble a high-performance team that will more than achieve your goals. Murder She […]

Lottery winnings can’t buy eternity

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I just read there were four grand prize winners in the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing. The drawing was held last week and it was worth $330 million. But that is not all. There are other winners. According to a news release, 36 other players matched all five numbers in […]

I made my bed, and I burned in it

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I don’t have what you’d call a varied wardrobe. If there’s a shirt I find comfortable, I usually buy one in every available color. Another dress code rule for me is, “No shorts.” It all has to do with my attachment to self-esteem, and my hatred of my exposed white […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Policeman’s daughter raising money for K-9 safety vests

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer THE 9-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER of a Clovis policeman has started raising funds to buy bullet-resistant vests for the police department’s K-9 officers. Destiny Muller told her father, officer Eric Muller, during a visit to the police department she was surprised the department’s three K-9 officers didn’t have protective vests. She […]

Manager: ‘Harry Potter’ flying off shelves

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Denise Adams of Clovis looks at a copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” for her grandson, Bryan McCormick. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Between 250 and 300 people waited at Hastings in Clovis until the clock struck one minute past midnight Saturday to buy “Harry Potter and […]

Companies underestimate consumers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I recently got a new computer, and I’ve lost a lot of sleep over the last week customizing it to my liking. The computer started up right out of the box and it was fast — and by fast, I mean the speed at which Time magazine ran away […]