Letters to the Editor: Religious beliefs at heart of issue

Letters to the Editor: Religious beliefs at heart of issue

Editor’s note: All of these letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. Injustice done to those depicted My emotions are doubtless founded in my Christian roots. But Scriptural argument is meaningless to those who do not accept the Holy Bible as the infallible […]

Yearbook issue needs civility

Some say they’re courageous defenders of diversity — a few kids leading the city of Clovis into the 21st Century against hateful bigots who don’t want change. Others say their actions were inappropriate, irresponsibly promoting an “abhorrent lifestyle” as normal when it really “goes against God’s laws.” Clovis High School yearbook staff members respond by […]

Events center top County Commission issue

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Republican candidates spoke about their candidacies to members of the community Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library in a public forum. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Those seeking Republican nods for the Curry County Commission agreed Clovis needs beautification. They also agreed zoning isn’t the answer. They also agreed the […]

Global warming far from most pressing issue

Freedom New Mexico A nongovernmental panel of renown scientists recently concluded that not only is the slight warming of the atmosphere in recent decades insignificant, there now are signs of cooling. And even so, temperature fluctuations most likely are naturally occurring, and a resumption of warming would even be beneficial. That’s why we find great […]

Trust still an issue

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome […]

Jonquil Park homeowner seeks residential vehicle restrictions

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer One man’s vehicles are another man’s nuisance — at least according to Don Maggio, who is asking the city to pass an ordinance restricting the number, age and condition of vehicles parked in residential areas. Maggio, who lives in the Jonquil Park area of Clovis, presented his concerns Wednesday […]

Immigrants help power U.S. economy

By Freedom New Mexico Anti-immigrant tough talk has failed, once again, as it did in the 2006 election. The toughest of the tough-on-immigration candidates — Colorado’s Tom Tancredo — didn’t get to New Hampshire before his campaign fizzled. John McCain and Hillary Clinton, two of the weakest tough-on-immigration candidates, stole the show in New Hampshire, […]

Many dance around true integrity

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I went into the movie box office to purchase two gift tickets, prizes for a Halloween party, and didn’t realize until I had returned to my car that my change had left the box office $5 short, as the young lady had counted out five twice. When I went in […]

Business Digest: Call center gets magazine award

CNJ staff Clovis’ newest call center, American Medical Alert Corp., has been named among “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” in the October 2007 issue of Forbes magazine. According to the issue, AMAC ranks 129th overall and 39th in the listing for five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth. To determine the “200 Best Small Companies,” Forbes […]

Community thinkers make world go round

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Professor Castillo bore a resemblance, perhaps intentionally fostered, to those old pictures one sees of Pancho Villa. Since the complexities and nuances of the Pancho Villa story, and indeed the entire Mexican Revolution, are largely telescoped in western Pennsylvania to a few broad brushstrokes, this tended to put people in a […]

Churches take stand on immigration

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist A new coalition of more than 100 evangelical Christian organizations is finally stepping up to say what the Catholic church has being saying all along: Show compassion for our neighbors, the weak, and the alien. According to the New York Times, evangelical leaders are making increasingly visible efforts to push […]

ENMU approves odor resolution

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Regents unanimously approved a resolution Friday addressing noxious odors from outside the campus. The vote, which drew a packed house, clears the way for the university’s administration to speak on behalf of the school at a New Mexico Environment Department public hearing on a sewer lagoon […]

We can be right and still be terribly wrong

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If heaven were not already Paradise, the mere fact that no misunderstanding will mar its joy would make it heavenly.   Drat it, yet again, I’ve heard of another misunderstanding that has broken relationships, caused deep hurt, and wasted precious energy that could be put to far better use. […]

Revoking speech not appropriate in civil dispute

By Freedom Newspapers As H.L. Mencken once wrote, “The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.” That might be […]

Legislator: No surprises in session so far

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: As a check on the mood and focus of the 2007 New Mexico State Legislature after its first week, Freedom Newspapers conducted an interview with District 42 Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs. Kernan represents Roosevelt and Curry counties. Q. What has the overall mood of this Legislature been so […]

Talking hard habit to tame

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am a big talker. I love to speak my mind. When I get in a discussion with someone, I can go on for a while, especially if I feel strongly about an issue. My easygoing husband, knowing me as well as he does, senses when I am about to plunge […]

Letters to the Editor: Pumpkin smashing disrespectful act

On Wednesday morning as I was driving to work, I noticed several smashed pumpkins in front of my neighbor’s house and in his driveway. The last few years have been difficult for him; he suffers, as many of us do, from the pain and loneliness that is caused by depression. My neighbor loves Halloween, and […]

Letters to the Editor: Bond B would greatly benefit students

Editor’s note: Deadline for receiving letters related to the Nov. 7 election is Thursday. Letters addressing new issues will not be published after Nov. 1. On Nov. 7, every voting New Mexico citizen will be given the opportunity to make a positive difference for our state’s universities and colleges. Regardless of your political affiliation, voting […]

Cockfighting embarrassment to state

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Here’s what we need to do. We need to schedule one final cockfighting derby, the Superbowl of Cockfights, pitting the top fighting roosters from New Mexico against the best Louisiana has to offer. We’ll call it Bloody Sunday I. Throw up some temporary bleachers in a remote field 25 miles […]