Father’s stories lost on inattentive son

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I never listened to the stories he told. Either “Speed Racer” was on or the new Fantastic Four was out or the Spinners were on the radio. Whatever. I never listened. Things were not good between us. He had a drinking problem, which meant he had a hitting problem. I […]

Graduation ‘bittersweet’ at Clovis Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis Christian School senior Sidnee Pool, left, looks to see if anyone else is coming in the doors Friday as the seniors walk into the CCS Chapel for graduation. Pool was one of 17 graduates. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer With boys robed in blue and gold gowns and […]

Movie ratings get creative revamping

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The movies we see are going to get a lot cleaner. Well, at least the air is. The Motion Picture Association of America is going to start giving “R” ratings to movies based on tobacco usage. If smoking by adults is pervasive in a movie or the film glamorizes […]

Penny provides grand exit in pinch

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The pledge: Explain the copper/sweat bonding, and how it’s improved by intelligence. Demonstrate by affixing the penny to your forehead, then hit the back of your head to knock the penny off. Raising your eyebrows will help loosen the penny. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I write this column against better judgment, because it […]

April 29, 1936

Breakfast at City Drug – two eggs, buttered toast, jelly and coffee – cost 20 cents. … Mrs. Gertrude Burbank reported she had “never been so thrilled … with the flowers that I have received from the Clovis Floral Company.” Clovis’ “Pioneer florist” was at Fifth and Wallace. … Bob Sandusky and his orchestra were […]