King’s message still rings true today, tomorrow

King’s message still rings true today We’re bound to hear all sorts of interpretations today of where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream stands. One needs only look around to see that anyone who wants success can achieve it today. The night before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., King told sanitation workers […]

CHS weekend basketball capsules

CNJ STAFF Boys Clovis (14-1) at Lubbock Coronado (12-8) 6:45 p.m., Friday Radio: KICA FM-98.3, KCLV AM-1240 Notes: Senior G Anthony Durham and senior P Hunter Harris are the lone two returning players form last year’s bi-district champions. The Mustangs improved to 12-8 with a 70-67 overtime win Friday against Wichita Falls Rider. … Clovis […]

CHS senior content with backup role

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Clovis senior Jesscia Hohn and Tascosa’s Katie Titus battle for a rebound. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Vanessa Vaca’s contribution was barely a blip on the statistical radar screen. One point, two rebounds and a steal for the Clovis Lady Wildcats in Tuesday’s 62-21 blowout over Amarillo Tascosa at Rock Staubus Gym. […]

Readers aim at self-improvement in 2004

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about goals for 2004: Some responses: “I would like to get a couple more books published and build my small bead business up. I have been so busy the last month that I haven’t had a chance to get the letters off to the publishers […]

Student Profiles 12/18

Janeth Monge Janeth Rebeca Monge, the daughter of Louis and Leticia Monge, is in the second grade at La Casita Elementary School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Going on vacation. Tell us about your pet(s): I have a dog named “Negrito” that eats a lot and likes to play with little toys. Tell […]

My Life

Chief Master Sgt. James Randall Editor’s note: James Randall is the command chief master sergeant for the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. His diary began Monday and concludes today. Hello from Kirtland Air Force Base in beautiful Albuquerque. I will be bringing this last installment to you from my laptop in my […]

Affirmative action benefits apply to every race

Leonard Pitts Jr. I guess I touched a nerve. That much seems apparent from the dozens of responses to my recent column about a hospital in Abington, Pa., where a white man asked that no black doctors or nurses be allowed to assist in the delivery of his child. The hospital agreed, a decision I […]

Hounds dominate Tigers

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Eastern New Mexico University line backer Jeff Howard, left, and strong safety Theo Watson, right, sack East Central University’s quarterback Pete Darnell in the first half of their 32-2 win Saturday at Greyhound Stadium in Blackwater Draw. Photo by By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott admits […]

Cats trounce Valley

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Shea Chase rips through a while in the Valley High line during Saturday’s game at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque. Mike Linn ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcat linemen flattened the Valley Viking defense like hash browns in a late-night diner, allowing running backs to shoot through gaping lanes more fit […]

Cats striving for better execution, effort

Rick White An unwanted pattern is developing for the Clovis Wildcats: Fall behind early and the Wildcats fall apart. It happened in their season-opening 32-7 loss to Mayfield and again last week in a 33-13 loss to Highland. “We get down on ourselves a little too easy,” Clovis senior offensive lineman Philip Salazar said. “We […]

Recording industry fights wrong battle

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes an industry can be so obnoxious it’s hard to know what to say. Citing a 31 percent drop in sales of recorded music, the Recording Industry Association of America has decided to sue those individuals who share music files over the Internet. A big “win” came recently when the RIAA gained a […]

School of hard knocks

Rick White Ryan Denton’s headaches have not subsided and neither has the pain of not being able to play football again. It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the kid with the boy-next-door look who, like other boys in football-mad Clovis, grew up dreaming of playing for the purple and white. He entered his […]

Wildcats seek redemption in Roswell

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CNJ staff photo: Erick Kluth/Clovis junior Chris Phillips tries to shake free of senior strong safety Carlos Gallo during Thursday’s practice at the high school. By Rick White Clovis had enough worries this week without having to replace its starting quarterback. Coaches learned earlier this week senior Ryan Denton will likely not play again this […]

Cats rebuilding on the run

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior defensive end Jarod Baldwin closes in on Las Cruces High QB Brandon Lucero during last week’s scrimmage.Jarod Bald Rick White No Hank Baskett. No Nathan Nuttall. No Joey Garcia. No chance for the Clovis Wildcats? Not necessarily. For the first time in several years, the Wildcats head into a […]

Stanley band moving forward

By Clyde Davis Imagine this. You have somehow gotten lucky, and have been awarded a trip to Cape Cod for a week or two. While you are driving along the coastline drive, marveling at the surf and waves, you pull into a small beachside establishment for a meal and something to go with it. Smells […]

City proactive in battling insects

By Jack king A new approach to mosquito control is giving the city of Clovis a head start in the war on the pesky — and some times dangerous — insects. City of Clovis Vector Control Officer Francis Warner called the new method the “comprehensive approach.” The dictionary says a “vector” is an organism, commonly […]

‘Hulk’ not worth the trouble

By Stacy Allen I have a hard time coming up with anything good to say about “The Hulk.” When I first saw the previews I had my doubts and figured this movie probably would fail in the comparison of “Spider-Man.” After seeing the movie my doubts were confirmed and all I can say is I […]

Top names take center stage at Clovis rodeo

By Kevin Wilson Buster Record has spent more than a decade making his name as a steer roper in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Even if technically it isn’t his name. “It’s really a nickname,” said Record, who was named Tommy at birth, “but it’s the only name I’ve ever been called. It’s even on […]