War on drugs trampling on rights of privacy

The systematic shredding of the Fourth Amendment’s protection of personal privacy in the name of the war on drugs proceeds apace. The latest example is a Supreme Court decision (in Maryland vs. Pringle) that approves the police arresting every passenger in a car where drugs are found. The case stems from a 1999 traffic stop […]

Hare, Floyd

Floyd Hare Services: Have been held. Mr. Floyd Hare, 82, of Wylie, Texas, died Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2003, at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas. He was born on June 28, 1921, in Throckmorton, Texas, to Lula Bell and Austin Hare. His early years were spent in Throckmorton. While he was in high school, the […]

Empty Stocking Fund fills the hearts and needs of area families

CNJ STAFF Salvation Army bell ringers stand at the entrances to stores, ringing their bells. When coins clink in little red kettles, shoppers have done something to help the unfortunate. But the Salvation Army’s efforts to help people go far beyond the clinking coins. More than 400 families in Clovis, Portales and the surrounding area […]

U.S. government must have checks and balances

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Liberty includes freedom from arbitrary action by government. That’s why the U.S. Constitution established a judicial branch as a check on the powers of the executive and legislative branches. For that reason it’s commendable that the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to take up the question of whether those […]

Patriot Act proof America should curb government

Freedom Newspapers T he indictment of three current and former Clark County, Nev., and Las Vegas officials in conne ction with a probe of alleged kickbacks from a strip-club owner would be a fairly routine story — a lucrative activity lots of people in government want to regulate heavily, which almost always leads to opportunities […]

Alleged abuser arrested

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 30-year-old woman will be arraigned this afternoon in Curry County District Court following the discovery of photographs that show her sexually abusing a child, officials said. According to an arrest warrant filed Monday with the court, Clovis police arrived about 12:45 p.m. Monday at an elementary school and were presented […]

Oct. 23 video reviews

Scott Jones A look at videos available for rental in the Clovis area. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle – PG 13 Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, Bernie Mac, Luke Wilson In this second installment we find the Angels on a case that will prove more challenging than they first thought. The Charles Townsend […]

Supreme Court seemingly headed for banner year

Freedom Newspapers T he U.S. Supreme Court got off to a commend able start last week on its 2003-2004 term by refusing to hear the Conant vs. Walters case regarding doctors and medical marijuana. But apart from the Pledge of Allegiance case, most observers don’t expect this term to feature as many landmark rulings as […]

Motion to postpone rape trial passes

By Darrell Todd Maurina The trial for a Clovis man accused of rape has been postponed until Feb. 2. John Jacobs’ trial had been scheduled for today and Wednesday in Curry County District Court. Jacobs’ attorney Gerald Baca said he was not prepared for the Clovis trial because he defended Jacobs in a Portales trial […]

Good Samaritan receives thank-you

Thank-you letters Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. […]