Brown’s win sends clear message

By Tom Mullen: Guest columnist A Massachusetts miracle happened Tuesday with the incredible victory of Republican Scott Brown in the special election to fill the remaining three years of the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic icon Sen. Edward Kennedy until his death last year. This almost unbelievable result is an astounding majority voter rebellion […]

Read their lips: There is no state money

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Rep. Dennis Roch, of Tucumcari, brought comic relief to an otherwise somber legislative breakfast in Clovis Wednesday morning. Legislators told attendees there is no money in state coffers for local projects. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer There is no money. The message was plain and simple Wednesday morning as […]

Zias get sweep for first win of season

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University junior Veronica Valdez-Kent tips the ball over the arms of New Mexico Highlands defender Kelsey Groff in the second game of Thursday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Valdez-Kent had 11 kills in the Zias’ sweep over the By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico wanted […]

Local clergymen discuss significance of Easter Sunday

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico spoke to some area clergy about their thoughts on this Easter Sunday. What is the importance of Easter and its message in everyday life? Gary Piepkorn, pastor of Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales: There are three major points. One would be that Jesus’ resurrection […]

Israelis capable of fighting back without U.S. aid

Freedom New Mexico The ferocity of the Israeli response to continuous rocket fire into its territory from Gaza was designed to send Hamas and, indeed, the world a message. The question, of course, is what that message may be, especially given that the scale of the campaign, which could last for months, is quite obviously […]

Police: Fugitive likes media attention

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Noe Torres has made least three calls to law enforcement in the last year. He is wanted in connected with the 2005 shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Investigators are beginning to believe fugitive homicide suspect Noe Torres is playing games and enjoying media attention in the three […]

Faith is real message of Christmas

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Yeah, I still believe in Santa Claus. In fact I’ve got a baseball cap with a Santa tassel on top that proclaims the fact. As a youngster Santa Claus was always a big deal at our house. In the early years for our family some years were pretty […]

Anti-abortion message comes out stronger than fringe Democrats

Freedom New Mexico Regardless of where one stands on the issue of abortion rights, one thing became perfectly clear in Denver last week: The election of Barack Obama stands to energize anti-abortion activists more than anything since Roe v. Wade, the 1972 Supreme Court decision that forced all states to legalize abortion. Activists throughout Denver […]

Edwards’ actions indefensible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It was easy to defend John Edwards. His message of two Americas — one for rich people he was thankful to be in, and one that just didn’t work for anybody else — was easy to believe. It was easy to defend John Edwards when he was getting negative attention […]

Cyclists spread message of hope

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Noah Cherry, left, of Glouchester, Mass., talks with Rueben Sanchez, a client at ENMRSH on Monday in Portales. Cherry was one of 23 Journey of Hope cyclists on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness for the needs of the disabled. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — […]