Washington terms given political spin

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Earlier this week, a cnjonline.com poll gave readers three choices on new Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson — “He’s a Reaganesque leader I’m voting for,” “Let’s wait and see” and “I’m not impressed.” As of Monday night, 39 percent went with Reaganesque. Mind you, that’s hardly a scientific poll, […]

CCS flip-flops Thursday games

CNJ staff Clovis Christian has announced that times for its District 4-1A basketball games against House on Thursday will be flip-flopped. Athletic director Greg Darden said the boys’ game will begin at 5 p.m., with the girls’ contest to follow around 6:30 p.m.

Laid-back times losing sense of respect

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist What would you wear if you were invited to the White House? My daughter, all of 14, got this look on her face like I’d threatened to take her to a Motown concert. “Ew,” she said, “do we have to go to the White House?” No, I said. I just […]

Chanclas: Effective as good paddles

Helena Rodriguez: CNJ columnist This month’s issue of Latina magazine features a short story on chanclas, you know, the old flip-flops or sandals that abuela used to whack you with? Chanclas still make good paddles, but these days, they also make great fashion statements. During my childhood, it was the infamous “pink sandal” that we […]