Athletes share umbrella of suspicion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I should have thrown on a DVD. It’s the only way my TV could have avoided it. Sports channel to news channel alike, Saturday’s big news was that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was one of 104 players on an anonymous list to test positive for performance enhancing drugs […]

Sans writers, TV going down tubes

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Over the last few months, I thought nothing could be more boring than what the writers’ strike had done — old episodes of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” covering weeks-old news. I found out Monday night I was wrong. I was more bored by new episodes of “The […]

Something to do on January 9, 2008

Among new DVD releases this week is the movie “3:10 to Yuma” starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

Return policy dampens viewer’s joy

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The high shopping days of the holiday season have begun. With all of this stuff made in China and by giant corporations I found out that old saying of “Let the buyer beware” applies more now than ever. Let me tell you the story of a DVD box set, an […]

It’s Their Business: Master Trim

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Master Trim By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Master Trim Location: 800 Main St. What they do: They sell truck and car accessories, which include truck signage, bed liners, running boards, tool boxes, anti-theft devices and DVD entertainment systems. Who’s in charge: Ovidio Balli and Scott Rawding Employees: Eight How long in business: They […]

Pretend presidential run must be fun

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I’m in a fortunate position where I can expend 500 to 600 words reflecting on whatever I want. Sometimes, a thought of mine simply isn’t enough to fill that word amount. So here’s a bunch of thoughts worth sharing but not worth their own column: • If somebody lures […]

Holiday entertainment industry booming

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers You may have heard about The Jingle Bell Rock, but what about a holiday rock opera? The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Trilogy, a CD and DVD collection, is not your typical Christmas music. Fernando Garcia, assistant manager of Hastings Books Music & Video in Clovis, describes this popular holiday release as […]

MP3s won’t be death of music industry

By Kevin Wilson: Guest Columnist And so the conversation went on my phone one evening, as I spoke with a friend I hadn’t talked to for about two months. “So,” she queried, “do you have a girlfriend right now?” I answered, “No, I have something better.” “Fiancee?” she blurted out, with a combination of happiness […]

Arrest of two suspects may solve up to 15 cases

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say Tuesday night’s apprehension of two juveniles may close 15 or more car burglary cases. According to officer Roger Dial, police decided they were being “hammered” by a mounting number of car burglary reports and assigned Dial and a new recruit, Brian Jenne, to do an undercover patrol in […]

Wal-Mart is in the movie renting business now

By Tom DiFrancesca I have something outrageous to share with you, and I’ve entitled it the “Internet absurdity of the week.” It seems as if a 12-year-old girl from England, connected up with a 31-year-old ex-Marine via the Internet. After a year of corresponding, the ex-jarhead traveled to England, and he and the young girl […]