‘Save the Hubble’ squeaks deserve no more grease

Freedom Newspapers We don’t have anything against the Hubble Space Telescope, per se. We count as a success its mission to peer deeply into space and give astronomers and cosmologists a close-up view of objects once only imagined, as well as clues about the origin of the universe. But when NASA and the Bush administration […]

Lady Cats’ toughness impresses teammate

By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent Alicia Odom, Clovis’ lone entry in this year’s North-South All-Star softball series, would have had enough to talk about anyway. After being the designated hitter for the South in first game of Friday’s doubleheader at the Clovis High softball Complex, she was shifted to second base for the nightcap, a […]

Police deserve more respect from city

I am the wife of a sergeant in Clovis’ police department. He’s worked as a patrolman, detective, narcotics officer, undercover officer, administrative sergeant and now a patrol sergeant. The raises my husband has received were few and far between. Now that the employees in the police department have decided they work too hard for not […]

Police: Funny money resurfacing

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Clovis Detective Matthew Solari points out differences in a counterfeit $20 Wednesday at the Clovis Police Department. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Counterfeit currency is back in circulation. Clovis police arrested six people in December in connection with what they said was a counterfeiting ring. Now more fake […]

Gore may be setting Dean up to take fall

Tibor Machan What is one to make of Al Gore’s brazen act of endorsing Howard Dean for the presidency? Certainly it is a slap in the face of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Gore’s 2000 running mate. But what is its substance? Is Gore really someone who considers Howard Dean’s opposition to the war with Iraq so […]

Readers voice opinions on capture of Saddam

Sunday’s question posed to Project: Reader Reaction participants asked for opinions on the capture of Saddam Hussein. Some responses: “This is wonderful news! Let us pray that the suicide bombings and ambushes will stop now that they don’t have their leader to push them. Iraq should be able to grow now without the threat of […]

Lady Cats face tough road test

Dave Wagner Darrel Ray remembers taking his Clovis High volleyball team on the long trip to Las Cruces High two years ago for a Class 5A regional round match against the eventual state champion Lady Bulldawgs. CHS is faced with that task again this week, making the trek to face Cruces in a round-of-eight match […]

Pope’s humane legacy will live on through the ages

Freedom Newspapers “May you live 100 years!” shouted Poles when Pope John Paul II first visited his homeland in 1979 after having been elected pope in 1978. The ailing pope, who last week celebrated the 25th year of his pontificate, might not make it that long. But he has accomplished so much it will seem […]

Armed robbery suspect still at large

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say they have no leads on a knife-wielding robber who stole an undetermined amount of money early Tuesday morning from the Allsup’s on Seventh and Hondo streets. According to police reports, a young man wearing blue and white face paint came into the store about 1 a.m. Tuesday and […]

Spirit, fortitude overcome ‘giants’

Judy Brandon With each new semester, my students arrive with hopes and dreams for the future. They bring with them goals, plans and thoughts of anticipation about college and what is to many, a new beginning. Their dreams are heartfelt, distinct and meaningful. Most of them are determined to succeed against all odds. But alongside […]