June best month by far — for me, anyway

By Bob Huber June is my lucky month. It has Father’s Day, my wedding anniversary, and my birthday all rolled into one long cigar. I’ve always held June in high esteem. One thing that makes me feel so good about June is the fact that I was born this month as a boy instead of […]

French rejection of EU constitution all for good

Freedom Newspapers It wasn’t exactly the French Revolution, but French voters’ decision Sunday to reject the European Union constitution is as revolutionary an action as one might find in Europe these days. It’s all for the good, as we see it, even though the reasons for the rejection weren’t entirely laudable. A coalition of the […]

Spanish speaking skills lost in translation

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist There’s a joke I heard from some educator-types: What do you call a person who knows a few languages? Multilingual. How about someone who knows two languages? Bilingual. And someone who knows one language? American. For one reason or another, I’ve tried to learn foreign languages. My first experience with […]

Hounds win with small-ball

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University used small-ball to build a 5-0 lead and the Greyhounds went on to beat Wayland Baptist 6-3 Tuesday night in a non-conference baseball matchup. The Hounds (19-20) parlayed 11 singles, a double and five stolen bases into their six runs while four pitchers managed to hold […]

Fooling around longtime spring tradition

By Jim Lee: Guest Columnist Since we survived Friday’s April Fools’ pranks, it’s time to look forward to the spring rebirth in our annual cycle. By the way, the first day of spring (two weeks ago today) and April Fools’ Day have much in common. April Fools’ Day, or All Fools’ Day, began in France […]

Tahiti a must-miss for your vacation

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist Some folks yearn for a balmy life of lust and leisure on the island of Tahiti. But here at the Trendy Travel Bureau we’ve been studying this urge and have second thoughts about promoting the South Seas as a worthwhile tourist trap. For instance, Tahitians think the stomach is the […]

Survivor of three wars looks at “upside”

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Bart Bartholomew, seen here pictured with drawings of a P-51 mustang, left, and a P-47, flew combat missions in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Correspondent Editor’s note: The CNJ is running a monthly series on war veterans in the Clovis area. The […]

Brown, Ernest

Ernest Brown Services: Have been held. Ernest Edward Brown, 87, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. He was born on March 31, 1917, in Talala, Okla., to James Albert and Luzena O. Scott Brown. He moved to New Mexico in 1928 from Oklahoma. He lived in Albuquerque for 57 years prior to moving to […]

Sontag wasn’t concerned with self-contradictions

Freedom Newspapers Susan Sontag, who died Tuesday of cancer at 71, probably was America’s best example of the French intellectual engagé. That’s someone who not only writes theoretical books but also fiction and who is actively engaged in putting theory into practice. She always was on the political left, in the 1960s supporting the communist […]

Loftus, Marie

Marie Loftus Services: Have been held. Marie M. Loftus, 75, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004. She was born on Feb. 17, 1929, in Clovis, to Ray and Ethel Miller. She married Martin Loftus. She moved to Albuquerque in 1982. She was employed by Presbyterian Hospital as a radiology transcription and manager of medical […]

Sturman, Jack

Jack Sturman Services: Have been held. Jack Sturman, 82, of Tulia, Texas, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 21, 1922, in Elida, to John Floyd and Ruby Bell Sturman. He was preceded in death by his wife. He married Wanda Haislip on Dec. 24, 1950, in Portales. They […]

Cinco de Mayo a part of American culture

By Helena Rodriguez, columnist According to late night TV show host Jay Leno, “St. Patrick’s Day is the Cinco de Mayo for white people.” That had me laughing, and nodding in agreement when Leno said this on TV in March. I just have to mention it now as we prepare for a big Cinco de […]

CCC to hold annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Legion Post

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Holiday commemorates victory by ragtag Mexican army over French forces in 1862. In the mood for a party? Clovis Community College invites the pubic to its second annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 25. Food from some of Clovis’ best restaurants will be […]

Government should steer clear of ‘official’ distractions

Freedom Newspapers Drivers entering El Paso County on Interstate 25 are now greeted with signs informing them they are on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway. The signs that went up a few weeks ago were the culmination of efforts by state Sen. Doug Lamborn to have the section of highway renamed to honor the two-term […]

Nolet, Edward

Edward Nolet Services: Have been held. Mr. Edward “Eddie” Nolet, 82, of Lakeland, Fla., died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1921, in Lawrence, Mass. He was an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He married Charlotte Thornton on Aug. 5, 1944, in Louisiana. He spoke French […]

French heat wave deaths sign of social callousness

Freedom Newspapers By American standards, it’s hard to fathom the tragedy that took place in France because of a heat wave. More than 10,000 people died — mostly the elderly and sickly — when temperatures reached record highs approaching triple digits and stayed high for several days. Heat waves in the United States have been […]

Nassif, Charles

Charles Nassif Services: From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at French Mortuary, University Boulevard Chapel in Albuquerque. Mr. Charles A. Nassif, 56, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, on his yacht in Montego Bay. He was born on March 1, 1947. He graduated from Highland High School and Eastern New Mexico […]

Abusers sit on human rights commission

By Mona Charen Think back to March 2003. The United States and Great Britain were feverishly maneuvering to secure a United Nations resolution authorizing war with Iraq. The French were just as busily working to undermine any such resolution. Kofi Annan, secretary general of the U.N., opined that any hostilities undertaken without U.N. sanction would […]