Don’t call it a purse; call it convenient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I saw my friend Shannon, who’s a girl. It’s a bad song, but it’s a true story. We went out to bowl, we went out for walks, we went out to see her friends. All throughout, we took photos and […]

Too many choices make selection tough

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There was one copy of this magazine sold from Hastings in Clovis last year. I know, because I am the one who bought it. The magazine is the Competition edition of Wildfowl Carving, which features the best of the previous year’s carving competitions, primarily in wood, for those who focus […]

Magazine gives harsh lesson in friendship

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers What you read says a lot about you. Certain magazines indicate a need to be ready for a political debate, with arguments tailored to a particular political ideology. Others keep you up on the world of sports. Still others say that you have unrealistic expectations of the opposite sex. Mine […]

Presidential bid troubling for column writing

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Where were we? Where were we before I decided to stretch out on a deck chair and watch the August monsoons? It was fun. Two column deadlines passed. It felt good. But then I got to feeling guilty. I had made a pledge to my readers some time back and […]

Magazine won’t help U.S-Arab relations

By Mona Charen “Real Men Moisturize.” So begins an article on “Sharp Dressed Men” that appeared in a State Department funded magazine aimed at youth in the Arab world. The magazine, called ‘Hi’ is published in Arabic and English. A State Department Web site explains that Hi is published “with the hope of building bridges […]

Bush should own up to his mistakes

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Dear President Bush: I see where your administration took Newsweek magazine to task last week over a report alleging that U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay defiled the Koran by flushing it down a toilet. Your spokesman declared you outraged. Who can blame you? The item led to protests across […]

Extension of Clinton-era gun ban unlikely

Freedom Newspapers This campaign season, the Democrats seem to be throwing everything they can think of at George W. Bush to see what sticks. It doesn’t seem to matter if the charges are true or even if the president has any connection to the subject in question. One charge is that Bush endangers Americans if […]

Soaring to new heights

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A warning system on Capt. Christina Hooper’s F-16 fighter jet was destroyed by a lightning strike in the first few days of the Iraq war. Courtesy photo. By David Arkin: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Christina Hopper has weathered some storms in her life. One of them — when lightning struck the F-16 fighter jet she was flying […]

Road-side trash is another man’s treasure

There are stories in those things people throw from their cars and trucks as they zip down the road. Riding my bicycle, I’ve become acquainted with the flotsam and jetsam along the roads of Curry County. The message of most of the stuff is litterers have no consideration for others: Drink cups and bags from […]

Route 66 celebration starts

By Dave Gragg TUCUMCARI — The countdown ends today for the second annual International Roadie Gathering in Tucumcari. While the event features celebrities such as Martin Milner and Michael Wallace, the real guests of honor are the more than 1,500 people the gathering is expected to draw. This Roadie gathering is sponsored by the International […]