Myers, Earle

Earle Myers Services: Have been held. Earle Davis Myers, 62, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 29, 1941, in Goldston, N.C., to Nathan and Allie Hart Myers. He retired as a staff sergeant from the United States Air Force after more than 20 years of service. […]

Jennings, Barney

Barney Jennings Services: Have been held. Barney Melvin Jennings, 71, of Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Austin. He was born on Aug. 18, 1933, in Coon Neck, Texas, to Josephes Burkus and Effie Mae Hunter Jennings. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia “Cindy”; four daughters, Deborah Woodard (and husband, Brent) of Clovis, Pamela […]

Clovis native dies chasing his dream

David Irvin It was the second great wave of rock ’n’ roll, the days of the Allman Brothers, Deep Purple and the Led Zeppelin. It was the early 1970s, and there was little doubt around the country, California was the place to be. Like many, Clovis native Tony Sena knew location was important for musicians. […]

Lawsuit questions ‘stop-loss’ authority

Tom Philpott Without evidence that the U.S. occupation of Iraq is protecting America from terrorism, the Army has no legal basis to use “stop-loss” authority to keep thousands of soldiers on active duty and serving in Iraq involuntarily, according to a lawsuit filed this month in federal court. Brought on behalf of a California National […]

Arenacross coming to fair

By Dave Wagner Kody Vigil is looking forward to performing in front of a home crowd in Saturday’s Curry County Fair Arenacross at Mounted Patrol Arena. He’s also considering turning professional in the next year. “I’ve been at it for a while now,” said Vigil, a 19-year-old California native. “I’ve been racing motorcycles since I […]

Suspect, victim were friends

By Janet Bresenham: CNJ Staff Writer William “Cisco” Riley and Roshawn “Sam L” Pitts became best friends after they met in Clovis about a year and a half ago. Both moved here from California and each was an only child, so they found a lot in common, friends said. Now Riley, 31, is being held […]

Reagan laid to rest in his beloved California

Security Forces (Left to Right) Staff Sgt. Raul Cisneros, Tech. Sgt. Brian Smith, and Senior Airman Raymond Cota raise the flag during Friday’s ceremony honoring the late President Ronald Reagan at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Steve Chawkins: The Los Angles Times LOS ANGELES — As thousands of mourners lined […]

Downie, Lorraine

Lorraine Downie Services: No services will be held. Mrs. Lorraine Kay Downie, 45, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 1, 1959, in Los Angeles County, Calif., to Alonzo and Janice Sewell Lissick. She married Lee Downie on March 22, 1980, in California. She had […]

Amidst all the change, there is a constant

Judy Brandon When I was 8 years old, our family vacationed in California where we visited relatives. We were eager to see our cousins but really more excited about the new attraction in Los Angeles: Disneyland. We struck out early one June morning from New Mexico in our 1956 blue Ford Fairlane en route to […]

Price, James Leon

James Leon Price Services: Have been held. Leon Price, 82, formerly of Clovis, a retired insurance agent, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on Nov. 21, 1921, in La Junta, Colo., to Jim and Neva Price. He married Faye Crabtree on June 28, 1941, in Portales. He was a World […]

Could American Presidents soon be foreign born?

Freedom Newspapers Could Arnold Schwarzenegger become president of the United States? Politically, it seems possible. Although we still have to see how he does in the rest of his time as California’s governor, so far he has shown an ability to learn the job and lead. But legally, for him to run for president, the […]

Death shatters family’s illusions of Clovis safety

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Carlos Murillo and his older sisters Imelda and Ermelinda moved from California to Clovis, they thought they were coming someplace safer than their hometown of Duarte in the Pasadena suburbs. The sisters said they never expected their brother’s life to end at the age of 27 in a bullet-riddled car […]

Anti-business attitude hurting California

Thomas Sowell If you wonder what has gotten California in such an economic mess, here is a recent sample: The state legislature has passed a law requiring landlords to give tenants 60 days’ notice, instead of 30 days, before evicting them. In other words, if you are renting to a tenant who refuses to pay […]

Debunking illegal immigrant fallacies

Thomas Sowell Many Americans are concerned because millions of illegal immigrants enter this country and little seems to be done to stop them. But California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, is upset because now something is being done to catch some of them. Police raids on dozens of […]

Schwarzenegger should have clear strategy for future

Freedom Newspapers California Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger (and who thought we’d be writing that six months ago?) is likely to have about three months of “honeymoon” to make policy changes and establish an imprint on the state’s government. This fact, and the fact that he will have to present a budget proposal to the Legislature by […]

Democrats feigning shock in California

Thomas Sowell In hip and non-judgmental California, Democrats are suddenly expressing shock over Arnold Schwarzenegger’s past sex life, his father’s politics, and the example that his movies may have set for the young. Senator Dianne Feinstein expresses alarm over the fact that Arnold used ugly-looking military weapons in movies about military combat. Democrats are shocked, […]

Brockman-Graham, Inez M.

Inez M. Brockman-Graham Services: Have been held. Inez M. Brockman-Graham, 79, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Lincoln County, Okla., to James Cunningham and Mamie Thacker. She married William E. Brockman on April 3, 1942. They made their home […]

Hanson urges border patrol, assimilation

By Mona Charen SAN DIEGO — Victor Davis Hanson should be cloned so that his erudition, wisdom and humane enlightenment could illuminate every important national question. But wait, he already does address most of the pressing issues of the day. In his books, his commentaries for National Review Online and Commentary, and his television appearances, […]