Playground project draws community support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Kerry Crawford figured she and the neighborhood kids would sell a few baked goods, hold a few car washes and make cosmetic upgrades to the playground across from the Grand Avenue Apartments. But she didn’t count on so many people caring. Now, what started with a phone call to […]

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, […]

Kerry comment won’t blow over anytime soon

By Freedom Newspapers John Kerry is the gift that just keeps on giving — to the Republicans. He did come around with an apology Wednesday to any service members who might have been offended by his remarks at Pasadena City College last week. The question is whether that will be enough to make this episode […]

Palady, Eugene

Eugene Palady Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene “Gene” Palady, 80, of Clovis, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. He was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Vermont, to Margaret and Frank Palady Sr. He married Pauline Martel on Oct. 12, 1949, in Vermont. They moved to New Mexico […]

Walker, Kerry

Kerry Walker Services:Have been held. Mr. Kerry Glynn Walker, 57, of Farwell, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 4, 1947, in Clovis, to Jerry and Maiola Drake Walker. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army and Navy. He was a member […]

Kerry’s amendment wins out

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Senate approved an amendment from Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., that rejects Bush administration plans to establish a two-tiered military death gratuity and to limit retroactive payment of $238,000 in enhanced death benefits only to families of members who die in combat assignments. The Kerry amendment, approved by voice vote […]

Happy New Year, baby: Two cousins were the first Clovis babies of 1980

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer It was New Year’s Eve, 1980. Kerry Parks called her mom around midnight to tell her that her water broke. That’s when she got the news. Her then sister-in-law, Francee Garcia, was already at the hospital, and she was also in labor. “When she told me that Francee was […]

Morality important, whatever it means

by Tibor Machan Many commentators have said the main reason for President Bush’s victory is that voters in the red states opted to support moral values above all else, and Bush was identified with these more closely than Sen. John Kerry. Judging by the campaign, “moral values” refer to the championing of the causes of […]

Values were not only election issue

by Mona Charen Instant election analysis is like instant breakfast — frothy and lacking in substance. Remember the angry white males of 1994? They never existed, but became, through constant repetition, the “lesson” of the 1994 race. Remember the soccer moms and the “year of the woman?” Most of these categories were meaningless. This time, […]

What would Truman have done in 2004?

Ned Cantwell You are tired of reading about it, I know, but permit me a few closing notes on the political campaign recently and mercifully ended. Time to wrap this one up and deposit in the trash bin. That the race for the presidency translated into a huge political bragging contest between two New Mexico […]