College takeover unlikely

By John Sena: The Santa Fe New Mexican A sign on the window of Sen. John Arthur Smith’s office on Friday might dash the hopes of people wanting a state university to acquire the College of Santa Fe campus. “Senate Finance Committee Will Not Meet For Remainder of The Legislative Session,” the sign says. Supporters […]

Editorial: Supreme Court clarifies FDA not infallible

Not so long ago, fans and critics had the U.S. Supreme Court since the accession of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito as a reliably “pro-business” court, likely to side fairly reliably with corporations in disputes with employees or customers. Several recent cases have called that description into question, but Wyeth v. Levine, […]

Dogged lawmaker changes his mind

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state lawmaker is pulling a proposal to classify all pit bulls and rottweilers as dangerous dogs. State Rep. John Heaton said Friday he’s been persuaded by negative public reaction. Heaton said he will offer a substitute bill, minus the breed specification, when the bill is scheduled for a […]

Band to honor Sousa

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Freedom New Mexico file photo The Clovis Community Band will perform a concert in John Philip Sousa’s honor tonight at the Lycuem Theater. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will cover the stage of the historic Lyceum Theater tonight for the 16th annual John Philip Sousa Concert. John Philip Sousa played a concert on […]

Matt Rush to speak at McCain event

Freedom New Mexico Matt Rush of Portales will participate in the pre-program rally for Sen. John McCain’s campaign event Saturday in Albuquerque, according to Marta Kramer, state director for the McCain campaign in New Mexico. “They called this afternoon and asked if I would be one of the speakers,” Rush said Thursday. Rush is the […]

Economy top issue in local discussion with U.S. Rep. Wilson

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The shaky U.S. economy dominated the discussion at the Elks Lodge Tuesday morning, where U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson spoke as a representative for Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign. Audience members expressed frustration about the $700 billion federal bailout plan, citing the recent case of AIG executives who spent $400,000 […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Hank the Cowdog: The Case of the Most Ancient Bone by John Erickson was given by Frank and Geraldine Phillips in memory of Mildred Norris. Read by the author, this audio book has Hank on an archaeological dig where he must save an ancient buffalo […]

Resident reactions mixed on McCain campaign suspension

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Residents agree presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should get to work on a potential solution to the country’s recent economic meltdown. Citizens are divided on whether Sen. McCain should have suspended his campaign to do it. “I think it’s about time for them to both step up […]

Private sector probably best bet for Edwards

Freedom New Mexico It has been a few days since John Edwards went on national television to admit an extramarital affair. While the passage of time has calmed some of the tumult surrounding this latest sex scandal, North Carolina’s former senator has yet to emerge on the other side of this dark cloud of controversy. […]

Edwards’ actions indefensible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It was easy to defend John Edwards. His message of two Americas — one for rich people he was thankful to be in, and one that just didn’t work for anybody else — was easy to believe. It was easy to defend John Edwards when he was getting negative attention […]

Energy sources now main focus of U.S. majority

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling. McCain apparently realizes he needs motorists’ votes more than environmentalists’ endorsements. Better late than never. Rising gasoline prices have focused voters’ attention. A […]

CCC employees to receive pay raise

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees renewed college president John Neibling’s contract during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Neibling’s contract is up for renewal annually. Neibling, in his third year at CCC, will also receive a pay increase because of state legislation that increases state employees pay by 2 percent. Neibling said his salary […]

CCC to implement new technology courses

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College will offer industrial technology courses starting in the fall, according to CCC President John Neibling. The CCC Board of Trustees approved on Wednesday the purchase of more than $500,000 of equipment for an industrial technology program, which offers courses in mechanical and electric maintenance. Neibling said […]

McCain strategy brings optimism to race forefront

Freedom New Mexico In a disappointing presidential campaign, we were encouraged this week by Sen. John McCain’s announced economic plan. If we squint, it almost looks like a conservative Republican platform we vaguely recall associating with that party. As far as it goes, it’s pretty good. We wish it went further. But it’s considerably more […]

Musician speaks to the heart

By Clyde Davis John Mueller, the fine Buddy Holly impersonator who has oftencome to Clovis, said once that some of Holly’s best music was the “apartment recordings” —

Sing it again, John

Comedian Argus Hamilton is still getting mileage out of John McCain’s “Bomb Iran” song.

Texico police chief quitting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico police chief John Mares has resigned and is running for sheriff in De Baca County. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer John Mares said Wednesday he has resigned as Texico police chief effective March 28. Mares, who has worked in law enforcement in Clovis and Curry County for almost […]

2-29-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 21 through Wednesday: • Matthew James Brigham, 27, to Jennifer Marie Marney, 26, both of Clovis • Thomas Howard Cunningham Jr., 26, of Clovis, to Brooke Nichole Gallaugher, 25, of Frankfort, Ohio. • Carlos Anthony Encinias, 17, to Ashley Marie Crystal Cordova, 16, both […]

Nader unlikely to make impact

So, Ralph Nader, the regulation advocate cleverly disguised as a consumer advocate, is running for president. Again. Democrats who thought he set things up for the 2000 election, when he ran as a Green Party candidate, to be stolen are gritting their teeth already, but the likelihood of the master manipulator of the media doing […]

ENMU Hosting Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert

PORTALES — The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is presenting a Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert conducted by Dustin Seifert and Neil Rutland at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 in the Campus Union Ballroom.   Performances by the Symphonic Band will include River of Life by Stephen Reineke, Prospect by […]