Soft drink suit windfall for lawyers

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“You guys in the elite media are nothing but sluts and prostitutes for your crybaby opposition to common sense tart reform!” Whoa. My friend Barney from New Jersey was off to such a bombastic and erratic start I glanced at my watch, only to remember Jimmy Buffet’s admonition, “It’s five o’clock somewhere.” No doubt the […]

Commandos urged to drink responsibly

By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs Every 15 minutes — someone dies as the result of an alcohol-related collision. The 27th Special Operations Wing safety and Airmen Against Drunk Driving are reminding Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base to stay safe and use proper judgment during the holidays. “As […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Pink dinners, coats for kids and Alaska for a song

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Food and drink There’s a Tickle Me Pink Wine Dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dakota’s Steak House. The dinner will feature a specialty four-course menu that includes a wine chosen to compliment each dish. Tickets are $75 and will benefit the Susan G. […]

Police blotter — March 27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. March 16 an officer responded to a business in the 1700 block of Wallace Street for a report of a fight between two female juveniles. A girl said she and her friend were skating and they fell, causing a […]

Stay safe: don’t drink, drive

By William Keely: 27 SOW Safety Don’t let Halloween turn into a nightmare is a reference to both the spirit of Halloween and the possibility of arrest or crashes due to impaired driving. Night is an especially dangerous time to be on the road, but Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of […]

When God pours, we really should drink

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist It is painfully ironic that while Jesus turned water to wine—and exquisitely fine wine, at that—his followers have been sadly successful in turning it back into water in a thousand ways. We have become perversely expert at such backward distilling. Our problem has not been a love affair with […]

Businesses offer drink specials, live music to ring in new year

New Years eve revelers will have an assortment of places to ring in 2010. Area business are opening their doors with drink specials, live bands and food. And, a non-alcoholic party features dancing at the Portales Senior Center. Portales Senior Center Director Dawn Kryder said the senior dance is an annual tradition. “They’re asking people […]

DWI saturation patrol June 6

On Saturday June 6th, 2009, from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now. The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you […]

Alcohol sales proposal on ballot

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales could boost the local economy and make Clovis more attractive to more businesses, according to proponents. But allowing one more day of the week to sell alcohol could lead to more alcohol-related crimes and sends the wrong message to the youth, according to critics. Voters will […]

Web site challenges

The Clovis News Journal experienced problems with its Web server for more than five hours Wednesday evening. We plan to restore the site to full functionally as soon as possible. • • • Ken De Los Santos, emergency management coordinator for Clovis and Curry County, reports a winter storm is headed this way. His press […]

One vote yes for Sunday alcohol sales

One vote in favor of Sunday alcohol sales: “I see nothing wrong with selling alcohol on Sunday,” Ardyth Elms wrote in an e-mail. “The majority of people drinking during dinner, or going to a bar to watch sports, don’t cause problems, and most people have a designated driver. Alcohol consumption problems are (caused by) people […]

Letters to the Editor: Alcoholics no reason to restrict sales

Regarding the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis (“Citizens split over sales, Jan. 6 CNJ”): People against Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants should put up a better argument than stated in this article. Linda Teakell’s argument simply doesn’t float. I am a lifetime member of VFW Post 3280, but am not an advocate of […]

Hang out without the hangover

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer New Year’s Day brings a new year, and with it can come hangovers for those who celebrate a little too much. Hangover remedies vary from old wives’ tales to the tried and true methods. Joseph Carpenter, a nutritionist at Gym X, said leftover toxins from the alcohol in your […]

Drive-through prank equals stupidity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’ll fess up. I do a lot of stupid things as an adult, and I did a lot more as a kid. There was the time my friends and I won water guns at an arcade and tested them while driving the streets of Helena, Mont. I got challenged to […]

Giving up smoking ain’t easy

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Today’s lesson is: How to Stop Smoking and Go on Living. My wife, Marilyn, badgered me for years to stop smoking. She also said I should eat at least five vegetables before the sun sets each day. I wondered at the time why she was so eager to keep me […]

0-0-1-3 safety program promotes responsibility

Tech. Sgt. Michael Rogers Cannon’s focus this summer is to “Live Smart, Train Hard and Defend Freedom.” 0-0-1-3 is one way to remember what smart living is all about. Developed to provide F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Airmen guidance on responsible drinking, the 0-0-1-3 program concept has become well-known and accepted by its populace […]

Meetings to shed light on teen drinking

Freedom Newspapers A harsh light will be shined on underage drinking at two town hall meetings scheduled this week for Portales and Clovis. The meetings will examine the extent of underage drinking in the area and address ways to prevent it, said Terry Teti, a consultant with Community Resources in Portales. According to the 2004 […]

12/21 Letters to the editor

One day sans drink not huge sacrifice Regarding the petition supporting Sunday alcohol service and sales.: Opinions vary on the subject of drinking and dining on Sundays. It is sad to see that so many people have to have a drink of alcohol. I equate drinking and dining with drinking and driving. Is it worth […]

Petition seeks alcohol sales on Sunday

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A petition to allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants and bars on Sundays is circulating around Clovis. Petitioners believe alcohol sales on Sunday would benefit the city economy by offering area residents more dining and drinking options. The petition needs 733 signatures (10 percent of the voters in […]

9/1 Letters to the editor

Alcohol advertising in need of regulation While looking at the sports page, I saw a large beer, whiskey and wine advertisement. The longer I looked, the more I saw red. I read of one wreck after another about men, women, children and even babies being killed by drunken drivers. In the papers, I read, “The […]