Work hard to escape, even on vacation

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer I don’t get a real vacation this summer because I don’t have a real job … yet. But when I did have one, I remember how hard it was to get away from work completely. I always remember what it was like going back to work on Monday morning, […]

Next time around, bill should address immigrant quotas

Editorial So the grand-bargain “comprehensive” immigration reform bill introduced a few weeks ago in the Senate is dead, having fallen 15 votes short of the 60 needed to close debate and move to a final vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that after some tinkering it could be brought up again, perhaps in just […]

Low-tech friendships were just as good

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer I’m so out of the loop that I’ve never MySpaced, let alone started a Web page or blog. My idea of chatting is old fashion, talking face to face with a real person, or on a real cell phone. When we were kids, MySpace.com was my bedroom, I mean […]

Lady Wildcats looking to grab few more spots for state meet

Defending 5A champion Clovis should easily win today’s District 4-5A meet, but Clovis coach Darrel Ray is hoping to add a few qualifiers who could possibly pick up some points at state. “We’re looking (more) at improving some of our marks,” he said. Among those he’s hoping can qualify for the state meet are Janae […]

Era ending soon for family furniture shop

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CNJ Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Ronnie and Venita Brooks have run Shipley Furniture since 1980, when they purchased it from Venita’s parents, Fred and Ruby Shipley. The couple said the store will close within the next few weeks. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One day a customer, well past retirement age, entered Shipley Furniture […]