Officials to establish new nuclear major command

By Fred W. Baker III: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Air Force will stand up a new major command specifically to manage its nuclear assets, the service’s top official announced on Oct. 24. Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said the new command will fold into its ranks thousands of airmen and all […]

Prince Street project ahead of schedule

CNJ Staff The Prince Street rehabilitation project is well ahead of schedule, according to Public Works Director Clint Bunch. Considered a major rehabilitation of the city’s main artery, the $3 million project was estimated to take 120 days and included resurfacing, drainage installation and adding sidewalks compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Work started […]

Military feature: Veterans say medical benefits major issue in election

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill Maciejewski, the senior vice commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post no. 3280 in Clovis, said that the next president should provide more for veterans and those currently in the service. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 Commander Vernon Luce said veterans […]

Major lessons to be learned in lending crisis

Freedom New Mexico In the wake of the initial failure of the proposed $700 billion bailout of the

The Kid victim of steroids era

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Kid could do no wrong. For baseball fans who grew up in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was the best baseball player in the world. He homered in his first major league at-bat, and followed with numbers so prolific you wondered when, not if, he’d pass Babe Ruth […]

Major league game includes airmen

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Marleah Miller Maj. Gen. William Chambers, director of communication for the office of the secretary of the Air Force, administers the oath of enlistment to Air Force recruits during the Washington Nationals Air Force Appreciation Night held on Aug. 29. By Staff By Staff Sgt. Monique Randolph: Secretary of the Air […]

Cancer special to air on major networks Friday

By Thomas Garcial: Freedom New Mexico A special on the impact of cancer in America airing Friday night on all three major networks will hit home for many eastern New Mexico families. Between 1995 and 2004, there have been 1,590 Curry County and 657 Roosevelt County residents diagnosed with new cancer cases, according to the […]

City holding projects meeting

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss major projects or purchases that should be included on the city’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is revised each year to show major projects the city hopes […]

City of Clovis holding public meeting

The City of Clovis will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m. in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss major projects/purchases that should be included on the City’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP). Residents of Clovis are invited to attend and provide input on projects they […]

God’s grace: It just isn’t fair!

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist A surpassingly strange story it is, and enough to make a math or accounting major bite nails. I’m talking about Jesus’ Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). Here’s the story in a nutshell: It’s grape-harvest in Palestine. A vineyard owner goes out early to hire men […]

Unsolved cases focus of crime unit

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The case of Ernestine “Tina” Servantez has gone unsolved for more than 35 years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While investigations may stall or go stale, the Major Crimes Unit is working to ensure unsolved homicide cases never truly go cold, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. At the […]

Mule baseball trivia

Major League Baseball’s first pitch of the 2008 regular season is less than a week away.

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 […]

Candidates have yet to touch on many topics

By Freedom New Mexico This is the first time since 1928 there has been no incumbent president or vice president running in either party’s primaries. That has made for a fairly wide-open race, with no clear favorite — or at least with all the reputed favorites having to weather serious doubts and challenges. Several candidates […]

Pakistanis need break from riots, political strife

By Freedom New Mexico A Pakistani disc jockey working the evening drive time received an e-mail request from a listener to play “Long Road to Ruin,” but decided not to play it. “That’s not positive,” she told a New York Times interviewer. “No. It’s loud.” Instead, she stuck with songs like “Don’t Stop the Music.” […]

Baseball ’roids report may demoralize unfairly

The release of a report by former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell on the use in Major League Baseball of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly received plenty of attention. Although the Mitchell investigation was conducted without benefit of subpoenas, cross-examination, any interaction between accuser and accused or sworn testimony, all the named players are […]

Mustangs seeking playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With four of their six rivals in the Lone Star Conference South Division ranked in the top 25 nationally, virtually every game is a major challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. That’s what helps make last week’s 38-35 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville a little hard to […]

10-21 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots, and Bad Lies by Charles Lindsay was given by Mary, Jacque, Cush, and Jayne in memory of Pat Mason. A unique and colorful look at the game of golf features photographs that offer a humorous and inquisitive foray into […]

Air Force Major loved family, airplanes, service

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Michael Wassil played piano, sang and flew airplanes. Wassil spent 25 years in the Air Force before retiring as a Major. Although Wassil was never stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, his wife Barbara, said the New Mexico base was “close to her husband’s heart.” According to Wassil’s family, he […]

Military Digest: Haman

Dan C. Haman has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force, according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. Haman, an operations officer, is assigned to the 384th Air Refueling Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kan. He is the son of Ralph C. and Lita […]