Greatest legacy to pass on is faith

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist This column is being rerun at the request of a reader: I heard this story from a participant who has long since passed on. It was about

Short-term crisis help only hurts in long run

Freedom New Mexico When the world’s finance ministers meet under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as they did in Washington earlier this month, they usually rub their chins and harrumph portentously about arcane financial matters. But this year the meetings tried to focus on a more tangible problem: rising […]

Baskett gives back to community

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Hank Baskett III spends a lot of time visiting Clovis schools in the off-season to talk about the importance of academics and staying in school. CNJ file photo By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Long before Hank Baskett III was a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, he was receiving from Clovis. Now, he’s spending his […]

Cannon mentioned as possible nuclear reactor site

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Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base was mentioned as a possible site for a nuclear reactor in Air Force discussions about alternative energy. Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer The secretary of the Air Force says Cannon Air Force Base could be the future home of a nuclear reactor, but other Air Force officials cautioned […]

Conservative record for McCain spotty

Freedom New Mexico With the see-saw Democratic nomination dominating the headlines, Sen. John McCain’s four-state victories — giving him enough delegates to tie up the Republican nomination — was anti-climactic. The senator’s victory was a foregone conclusion, which made the rather long concession speech by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee a tad ridiculous. Huckabee has […]

Castro or not, meaningful change for Cuba far off

Freedom New Mexico It is difficult to tell just how significant is the fact that Fidel Castro has formally resigned as Cuba’s president. He “temporarily” ceded his powers to his younger brother, Raul, on July 31, 2006, but he remains a member of parliament and is likely to be elected to the 31-member Council of […]

Cross highest wisdom

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist You don’t have to be a fan of Charles Darwin to get a kick out of the Darwin Awards, those tongue-in-cheek awards that each year honor “people who ensure the long-term survival of the human race by removing themselves from the gene pool in sublimely idiotic fashion.” Some of […]

McCain wins South Carolina; Romney wins Nevada

By Davd Espo: The Associated Press Sen. John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary Saturday night, avenging a bitter personal defeat in a bastion of conservatism and gaining ground in an unpredictable race for the Republican presidential nomination. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in Nevada caucuses marred by late […]

City commission candidates — District 1

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Clovis City Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 150 words or less. The election is March 4. Candidate: Randal Crowder Age: 57 Occupation: Builder/developer Prior elected positions: City commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem since 2004 —What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and […]

Richardson officially out of presidential race

The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. “It is with great pride, understanding and acceptance that I am ending my campaign for president of the United States,” he […]

Tonya’s gone shopping

When shopping for clothes, you should know yourself and your proportions. If you are skinny on the bottom, wear a full top over narrow pants. If you are short waisted, long tops and shorter skirts work best. If you have a petite torso, wear a fitted top with full pants. If you are long waisted, […]

Dec. 5, 1979

Gen. Lew Allen Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, arrived at Cannon Air Force Base for a one-day visit. … A 9th judicial court found a Clovis man, James L. Steele, guilty of vehicular homicide in the Sept. 1, 1978, death of his wife Allye May Steele. … A new long-distance phone […]

It’s Their Business: Hilltop Escape Salon and Day Spa

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Hilltop Escape Salon and Day Spa Name: Hilltop Escape Salon and Day Spa Location: 2214 N. Main St., Suite 10 What they do: They offer hair care services, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and massages. Who’s in charge: Jennifer Borden Employees: Five How long in business: Two months Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to […]

It’s Their Business: D’s Tex-Mex Rustic Furniture

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D’s Tex-Mex Rustic Furniture By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: D’s Tex-Mex Rustic Furniture Location: 1616 N. Main St. What they do: They sell imported, hand-made furniture. They offer custom orders and building of furniture. The store also sells indoor and outdoor pottery. Who’s in charge: D. Ledezma-Pinon Employees: One How long in business: […]

Plans for civilian surveillance preceded 9/11

By Freedom New Mexico The program of electronic surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency that President Bush instituted in secret right after the 9/11 attacks has been controversial enough. Given that it appears to have circumvented the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which set up a special court to approve warrants for surveillance […]

For most part, Nobel winners right on target

By Freedom New Mexico Although some of this year’s Nobel Prizes seemed more like politically correct stretches than rewards for genuine achievement, several brought to public attention the achievements of scientists who have contributed significantly to developments we almost take for granted. Perhaps most noteworthy in this respect was the prize in physics, awarded to […]

Lottery winnings can’t buy eternity

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I just read there were four grand prize winners in the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing. The drawing was held last week and it was worth $330 million. But that is not all. There are other winners. According to a news release, 36 other players matched all five numbers in […]

Cloudcroft has much to offer

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Last week in this column, I mentioned the town of Cloudcroft. In fact, the column itself was sent in from Cloudcroft. This week, in keeping with the idea of summer trips that involve only an overnight or even a long day, I want to bring the focus back to that mountain […]

A Ugandan bishop’s life story still honors the lord

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist By Curtis K. Shelburne   It was already past bedtime when I began this column. I was staring at a blank computer screen, realizing that a busy schedule tomorrow probably argued for beginning to line up some words tonight. But nothing much was happening.   That’s when the phone […]

Some thoughts on a four-word discovery

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist The best discoveries we make in life are not about anything new; we make them when we finally “see” something that has long been much at work but hitherto unexamined and taken for granted — sort of like gravity.   Unless we’re falling in the shower, gravity is the […]