Homesickness abated by remembering

Thomas J. Lucente Jr. CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait — Another Veterans Day. Last year at this time, I was sitting comfortably at home in Ohio, going about my life, bowling a couple of nights a week, playing poker every Wednesday night, drinking my fair share of George Killian’s Irish Red and just basically living my life. […]

Column fueled by ‘tons’ of fan mail

Ned Cantwell This column receives tons of mail proclaiming its brilliance. Oh, OK, a smattering of e-mails, often questioning the writer’s mental state. Here is some fun stuff. What will you ask God when you finally get a chance to meet him, a recent column wondered? A Carlsbad reader who requests anonymity for obvious reasons […]

Our heroes have always been Cowboys

From the editor’s desk They don’t have this problem in Denver or Philadelphia or Green Bay, Wis. Newspapers in those towns focus their coverage on the Broncos, Eagles and Packers, respectively, and no one could seriously dispute that most fans in those cities want to read about the home team more than any other. But […]

Residents to share experiences with readers

Welcome to My Life. That’s a new feature that begins today in the Clovis News Journal. Each week, the newspaper will recruit a different local resident to share his or her life’s experiences through the pages of a daily diary. Muleshoe mayor and restaurant owner Victor Leal is our first volunteer. His diary will appear […]

Scam alert: Don’t give credit card info

By Tom DiFrancesca Scam alert: If you receive an e-mail purportedly from the folks at Paypal, and the e-mail is requesting you confirm your credit card information — delete it. Don’t even think about providing any information whatsoever — it’s a con. Although the e-mail may look official, it’s not. Paypal will never ask anyone […]