Court addresses different kind of cold case

Freedom New Mexico The scientific standard for statistical significance and the legal standard for material misrepresentation in a federal securities case aren’t the kinds of topics that typically inspire lively dinner conversation. Nevertheless, a recent Supreme Court decision involving these issues deserves greater public attention and will affect consumers’ choices in their stock portfolios and […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Outlaws: A Presidential Agent Novel by W.E.B. Griffin begins as a barrel of bio-hazard material turns up at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute, all of which was supposed to have been destroyed years earlier; and Charley Castillo must find out if more of the […]

County officials agree not to display campaign material

Sharna Johnson Curry County has agreed not to display campaign material in the courthouse during early elections, according to a court settlement reached with two county citizens. Under the agreement, the county agreed to abide by election laws. Specifically, the county agreed it would “not allow or place video, brochures, posters or allow its employees […]

Internet better off without FCC’s proposal

Freedom New Mexico Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has announced that the commission will take up a new strategy for regulating the Internet at its Dec. 21 meeting. Proposed in the spirit of what has popularly become known as net neutrality, the new rules would forbid Internet service providers from blocking any […]

Pep man arrested on charges of producing pornographic material

CNJ staff A 41-year-old Pep man has been arrested on charges of violating his parole by producing pornographic material, and two women he employed were arrested on charges of prostitution and encouraging parole violation, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Parole violation is a felony, and prostitution is a misdemeanor. […]

Material goods inconsequential to God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Sometime ago I viewed a documentary entitled “The In Crowd and Social Cruelty.” The report addressed the problem of bullying and American children. For some reason, kids seem to dish out abuse to those less accepted. Many adults today have been the brunt of bullying behavior. On the other hand, […]

After one year, highway paving problematic again

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A section of New Mexico Highway 206 between Portales and Dora is experiencing a significant deterioration of its pavement even though the highway was repaved less than a year ago. Residents, who regularly drive the road, say a section near Portales has become progressively worse over the spring and summer. […]

Pentagon agrees to release closing data

By Lolita C. Baldor: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Under fire from Congress, the Defense Department has promised to give lawmakers access by next Tuesday to detailed material backing up its recommendations to shut down about 180 military installations across the country. Parts of the report are classified, so the Pentagon said lawmakers and staff […]

Attorney General contesting ACLU suit

CNJ staff A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe on the behalf of a Clovis man charged with distribution of sexually explicit material to minors is being contested by the Attorney General’s office. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit early last month, listing 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler as the defendant. The ACLU is […]

Morality should extend to computers

By Mona Charen:CNJ columnist There was a time, dear readers, when I seriously considered closing my e-mail account. Though I love your e-mails, there is a limit to the number of Viagra offers, turned-on housewives and penis enlargers that one can cheerlessly delete before going into complete meltdown. Thankfully, I have found a program that […]

She-devil stickers survive — for now

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This is a partial image of the sexually explicit stickers on Dean Young’s vehicle that are at the center of a free-speech battle. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Dean Young says he will continue to display a pair of cartoon stickers depicting bare-breasted she-devils on the windows of his banana […]

‘Lions’ movie fun for entire pride

Stacy Allen Secondhand Lions is a fun, adventurous comedy fit for the entire family. Michael Caine and Robert Duvall are wonderful actors who stray from their norm in this Tim McCanlies film. Even though the characters and the stories they tell are completely unbelievable, the audience will fall in love with the idea of believing […]

Foam roofing provides durability

By Jack King The closed-cell urethane foam two Clovis roofing contractors are offering makes a lighter weight, better insulating, roofing material than traditional substances and is more convenient to apply, both for the contractor and the customer, they said recently. Trace Bailey, of T.S. Bailey Enterprises, said he has been in the business of spraying […]