Rappers’ civil rights violations concern all

Leonard Pitts Jr. Are Miami police spying on rap artists? And should it matter to you if they are? How you answer the first question depends on who you choose to believe. According to a recent story by Miami Herald reporters Nicole White and Evelyn McDonnell, police in both Miami and Miami Beach have been […]

Hunton, Elaine

Elaine Hunton Services: Have been held. Elaine Hunton, 54, of Clovis died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on June 10, 1949, in Clovis to Carroll D. and Wenonah Thorn Hunton. She graduated from Portales High School in 1968 and from Draughan’s Business College in Lubbock. She served in the […]

Cannon engineers capture award

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Members of Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Fighter Wing civil engineer squadron install an electrical circuit box while deployed in Kuwait last year. Courtesy Photo By Darrell Todd Maurina Civil engineers from Cannon Air Force Base racked up a long list of combat achievements during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Last month, they picked up a prestigious […]

Government backs up spouses who travel with Air Force members

By Darrell Todd Maurina Carla Givens understands the stresses the Air Force can place on a marriage. She was an Air Force officer before her husband, Lt. Col. Rob Givens, who is now commander of the 35th Fighter Squadron in Kunsan, South Korea. Carla Givens, a civil engineer by profession, now works as the solid […]

Locals say civil rights work remains

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A picture of Martin Luther King Jr. faces the audience as keynote speaker Pastor Davis Swann speaks at the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Saturday at Clovis High school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Although the civil rights movement has made great strides since the assassination of Martin Luther King […]

King’s message still rings true today, tomorrow

King’s message still rings true today We’re bound to hear all sorts of interpretations today of where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream stands. One needs only look around to see that anyone who wants success can achieve it today. The night before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., King told sanitation workers […]

Energy bill should rest on the scrap heap

Freedom Newspapers When is the Bush administration going to stop violating Americans’ civil rights? According to The New York Times, the FBI has “collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of anti-war demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads.” The Times […]

FBI should stop spying on war protesters

Freedom Newspapers When is the Bush administration going to stop violating Americans’ civil rights? According to The New York Times, the FBI has “collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of anti-war demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads.” The Times […]

Illegality of drugs causing more harm than drugs

Freedom Newspapers A couple of recent news stories point out some of the flaws with the government’s war on drugs. Rush Limbaugh’s admission of his addiction to prescription pain killers is instructive on several levels. At its most basic, Limbaugh’s case shows drug addicts come from all walks of life. Pop culture and drug warriors […]

Kelt, Don

Don Kelt Services: Have been held. Mr. Don Kelt, 74, of Clovis, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force and Civil Service, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Carrizozo, to William and Maggie Gallagher Kelt. He graduated from Tucumcari High School. He joined the Air Force […]

Bogey, John

John Bogey Services: Have been held. Mr. John Lewis Bogey, 75, of Melrose, a retired civil service mechanic, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 22, 1928, in Shaddock, Okla., to Howard and Melva Bogey. He was a longtime resident of Curry County. He married Oleta […]

Clovis native gets a charge out of his job

By Don McAlavy Bobby Hagler has made a name for himself as a civil engineer. In the last 30 years he has been designing and building electric transmission lines and substations from North Dakota to California. He was raised on the outskirts of Clovis. He is the son of Bob and Chris Hagler of Clovis. […]

Project: Reader Reaction — Liberia

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Clovis resident worried about Patriot Act

By Jack King One Clovis woman has started a lonely campaign to get the Clovis City Commission to pass a resolution questioning the U.S. Patriot Act. Christine Nahmens said she has never been involved in a political action before and shies away from publicity. But she said she was moved to take action because she […]

Liberties being violated in name of Patriot Act

No terrorist act ought to reduce Americans’ precious civil liberties, our greatest treasure and gift to the world. Yet that has been happening in so many ways, such as with the misnamed USA Patriot Act. The act has even distorted the grand jury process, especially at the federal level. Grand juries were set up in […]