Universal health care is forced health care

Thomas Sowell: Syndicated columnist A huge headline on the front of a recent issue of the New York Times Magazine said more than they intended: “Now Are We Ready to Talk About Health Care?” Inside was an article with the same title by Hillary Clinton. The casual arrogance of that question is staggering. We talked […]

CCC increases budget to raise teachers’ salaries

CNJ STAFF In a meeting lasting less than 10 minutes, the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday morning to approve a series of budget adjustments for the current fiscal year and adopt a proposed 2004-2005 operating budget of $14.8 million. In a summary statement on the proposed budget, CCC President Beverlee McClure wrote […]

Woman treated after house fire

By CNJ STAFF A late afternoon fire at 1416 Avondale filled the home with smoke and sent a woman to Plains Regional Medical Center. Firefighters at the scene said the blaze didn’t spread beyond the room where it started. According to Battalion Chief Jerry Swanson of the Clovis Fire Department, the fire began in the […]

The big league players need their pensions as well

Editorial O ver a thousand men who played big league baseball before 1980 won’t be getting any pension or medical benefits from former management, a federal judge ruled in a little-publicized hearing last month. Before 1980, a big leaguer who did not complete four years of service was not vested for pension or benefits. As […]

Blind man flees blaze

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T.J. Chevette gets medical attention from the Clovis Fire Department as he waits to be transported from 1317 N. Oak St. to PRMC Tuesday. Chevette was home at the time of the fire but managed to escape through a window. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A blind man managed to make […]

Partial-birth abortion docs have no excuse

Mona Charen “The Justice Department has expanded its demands for private medical records of abortion patients, issuing subpoenas this week for hundreds of files from six Planned Parenthood affiliates …” Or that’s the Washington Post’s take, anyway — there goes that sinister Justice Department under John Ashcroft, attempting to reveal “private medical records.” Actually, the […]

Many citizens remember baby doctor

Don McAlavy Many people in Clovis still remember Dr. George Prothro. Even though he lives in Tulsa, Okla., now, some of us still correspond with him. He is retired, but still very active in medical projects. Prothro grew up in Clovis, coming with his family from Arkansas when he was a year old in 1921. […]

Babur, Haq Dr.

Dr. Haq Babur Services: Have been held. Dr. Haq Nawaz Khan Babur, 55, of Atlanta, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. He was born on Dec. 2, 1948, in Peshawar, Pakistan, to Shah-Nawaz and Zaree Babur. He completed medical school at Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan; and completed his training in Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai […]

Lawyer for man accused of shooting Clovis police officer requests plea bargain

By Darrell Todd Maurina The lawyer for the man accused of shooting a Clovis police officer in December 2002 asked the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office to offer him a plea bargain during a Monday pretrial conference, District Attorney Brett Carter said. Court records show Timothy Michael Burke, 52, faces charges of aggravated battery upon […]

Beware the tech-savvy scams online

Tom DiFrancesca Scam Alert: If you have recently received an authentic looking e-mail, purportedly from Paypal — and it is asking you to confirm your account information, don’t do it. This is just another fine example of someone with a high degree of intelligence, using that brainpower for evil and not good. Jump over to […]

Scholarships 2/5

The Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded approximately $7,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in courses relating to the medical field. Those receiving scholarships ranging from $300 to $500 for the spring semester are: Clovis Community College: La Wanda Chin, Jorge Cruz, Amy Draper, Caroline Gallegos, Nichole Rhodes, Codie Sotelo and Russell Whitehead; Eastern […]

Wright, Donald Francis

Donald Francis Wright Service: Have been held. Donald F. Wright, 82, died Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 20, 1921, in Franklin, Pa. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a Pharmacist Mate Second Class. Mr. Wright has no known survivors. Arrangements are by […]

Tucumcari woman’s death may have been homicide, police say

By Darrell Todd Maurina The death of a Tucumcari woman Tuesday evening is being investigated as a homicide, police said. Police and emergency medical personnel responded about 6:38 p.m. to a report that Joan Vance, 62, was unconscious in the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts business. She was transported to the Dan C. Trigg Hospital in […]

It’s a new year baby

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Maria Rodriguez holds her new baby boy Francisco Saturday at Plains Regional Medical Center. Francisco was first born in 2004 at 8:16 a.m. Friday, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Maria Rodriguez of Muleshoe, Texas, said she wants to thank the many Clovis businesses and individuals who donated […]

Readers defend, criticize Clovis hospital

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “Clovis hospital officials sent a man to the funeral home on Wednesday while he was still alive. A funeral home employee noticed him breathing and called paramedics. Does the incident give you cause for concern about the quality of health care in Clovis?” Some responses: “I don’t think […]

Breath of life interrupts embalming

By Darrell Todd Maurina A man declared dead at a Clovis hospital and sent to a funeral home for embalming on Wednesday morning was returned to the hospital after he took a breath. An employee of Muffley Funeral Home called 911 dispatchers when he found Felipe Padilla, 94, of Clovis, was still alive. Sometime Wednesday […]

U.S. flu outbreak prompts medical exercise

By Darrell Todd Maurina Media across New Mexico and the nation have been reporting on the progress of a worse-than-usual flu outbreak this winter for which the standard flu vaccine doesn’t provide specific immunity. On Friday, local emergency management staff reported on a state exercise bringing planners together to discuss what they would do in […]

McClelland, John III

Newborns John Elliot McClelland III and Justin Alexander McClelland of Clovis died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003. They were born Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. They were preceded in death by their paternal grandparents, John and Nettie McClelland, and a sister, Johnnia Cherie McClelland.  Survivors include their parents, John and […]

McClelland, Justin

Newborns John Elliot McClelland III and Justin Alexander McClelland of Clovis died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003. They were born Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. They were preceded in death by their paternal grandparents, John and Nettie McClelland, and a sister, Johnnia Cherie McClelland.  Survivors include their parents, John and […]

Man hospitalized after train collision. CNJ STAFF PHOTO: ERIC KLUTH

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Clovis Police officers work the scene were David Esparza’s car was hit by a eastbound Burlington North Santa Fe train as he tried to run the crossing gate late Saturday night on Norris Street. Esparza is in serious/stable at Covenant Medical Center. By Jack King A Clovis man was in serious, but stable condition at […]