‘Comprehensive’ energy proposal bears watching

Freedom New Mexico Although the devil is always in the details, President Barack Obama is to be commended for proposing to reopen a limited amount of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf for exploration, analysis, leasing and possible oil and gas drilling in the next few years. He has already taken a good deal of grief […]

Letters to the Editor: Devil, child abuse not part of Wiccan religion

Regarding the Jan. 14 newspaper story about the Portales woman accused of killing her son because he had “the devil” in him: The story reported the suspect checked out books on Wicca from the library. This statement from District Attorney Matt Chandler flew in my face: “We believe the way some of the child abuse […]

Books seized from Portales library via warrant

The Associated Press PORTALES — Police used a warrant at a Portales library to seize magic and witchcraft books that had been checked out by a woman who is charged in the Jan. 4 death of her 6-year-old son. Teresa Gilman, 24, told police “the devil was in my son,” according to a copyright story […]

Portales woman charged in death of 6-year-old son

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Teresa K. Gilman, 24, of Portales, was charged Friday in connection with the Thursday death of her 6-year-old son, Lorenzo Cabral Jr. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Portales police have charged a 24-year-old Portales mother with killing her 6-year-old son, according to court documents. Teresa K. Gilman may have believed her son to be possessed […]

Letters to the editor: More on the devil stickers

Too much police time spent on small fry In a Feb. 16 letter to the editor, Clovis police Officer Marty Williamson wrote that Lisa Morrow’s comments were “stupid” and show her “ignorance.” Foregoing derogatory terms toward Williamson, I am certain he missed Morrow’s meaning. Sure she knows there are seatbelt laws. Her comment was meant […]

Devil stickers distributed nationwide

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Those sexually-explicit little devils at the heart of controversy in Clovis have been distributed all over the country, with more than 100,000 copies sold, according to the wife of the artist who made them. Ruth Waytz said her husband, Chris “Coop” Cooper, has sold or licensed more than 2 […]

Amos goes to new mouse city

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ correspondent Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   Of late, Amos has become obsessed with the thought of missions. One day, he walked across […]