Mouse takes down house

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Luciano Mares uses a garden hose to help the Fort Sumner Fire Department extinguish a fire Saturday at his house at 1137 Grove Street. Mares said he inadvertently started the fire when he tried to burn a mouse. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Dry conditions throughout the region have resulted […]

Mice can spoil car’s panache

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was 20, I didn’t know the meaning of the word “panache,” but I went looking for it anyway. As far as I knew, it meant class with flair. Certain movie stars had it — Tyrone Power and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. — and so did roosters in my mother’s […]

1/7 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. the holiday cheese run-off boss i guess you heard about my holiday cheese binge the mouthy magpies and busybody blue jays […]

11/4 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the computer keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. mountaintop manna i ve been to the mountaintop boss and the air is thin cool and clear i ve just returned from […]

Horror created by mice

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist Throughout my longtime marriage to Marilyn, she often asked, “Why do these things happen to us? Why? Why?” I always replied with a shrug, because I didn’t know. (Secretly I thought our adventures probably happened to everyone, but they just didn’t talk about them. I wanted to mutter, “We’re just […]

5/20 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos recalls graduation boss just seeing all the young hamsters and little mice dressed in their multicolored cheesecloth caps and gowns brought back memories from many days and gray hairs gone by back in sixty-six […]

Amos 4/29

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a nightmare trauma boss you should never eat day-old pizza slices leftover from a church youth party it creates strange visions – and not those of the biblical sort last night i […]

Amos: a view from under the pew

by Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos the churchmouse: a trip to valley forge willifred the white rat came by yesterday boss to see […]

happy birthday amos

Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist happy birthday amos boss having a birthday isn t so bad – if only you didn t have to age any you ask me how old i am but i think i ll adopt the same policy that the giant redwoods of california fame have – never reveal your age until […]

Endangered species listing needs regulation

CNJ staff The proposed removal from the endangered species list of the rodent formerly known as the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse is obviously something to cheer. But it likely won’t happen without a protracted battle against those who are exploiting the Endangered Species Act to dictate land use decisions everywhere in the country. More than […]

Amos goes to new mouse city

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ correspondent Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   Of late, Amos has become obsessed with the thought of missions. One day, he walked across […]

A mother’s day tribute

By Amos (Gary Mitchell) Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a mother s day tribute boss i was searching for kite string the other day for my little […]

amos the church mouse

Gary Mitchell: Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except for hyphens and dashes. amendments to solomon s proverbs boss i ve run across some quippy sayings compiled by perry tanksley some […]

amos finds his true love

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except the hyphens and dashes. In light of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Amos himself asked about our recapping his finding the love […]

amos finds a wart

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. boss i was looking at my reflection in the toilet bowl the other day and i noticed […]

Amos takes up jogging

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. amos takes up jogging boss i guess you heard about […]

amos all tangled up

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss in case you re wondering why there s kool-aid and coffee stains all over this week s column it s because marcellus that mangy malevolent cat has been running […]

gimme that mountain

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss when pastor leroy beetle preached on overcoming your mountains and obstacles for god i was ready to go i tell ya boss i was ready i was geared up i was pumped gimme that […]

Research closing in on cancer

The small news story last week about scientists led by Zheng Cui, M.D., at Wake Forest University piqued our curiosity: The scientists had discovered a cancer-resistant mouse and were curious and perspicacious enough to study him further and discover that the resistance was genetic and inheritable. Could this really have some application for human beings? […]