Business feature: Historic shopping plaza demolished

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Courtesy photo Located on Seventh and Main streets, the Village Plaza was on one of the busiest intersections in town during it’s heyday, according to Duffy Sasser who operated the photo shop that fronted the plaza. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer All Duffy Sasser, 90, has to remember his first business are photographs and […]

Americans who abused Iraqis must be made to pay

The photographs of American soldiers abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners of war at the Abu Ghraib prison — a site synonymous with Saddam Hussein’s regimen of torture — cannot be dismissed as the result of insufficient training, as some of the perpetrators of these acts have described it. One doesn’t force naked prisoners onto a […]

Former Clovis-area journalist earns hall of fame nomination

By Michelle Seeber At 91 years old, Faye Plank, a former Clovis journalist, recently was nominated to the Panhandle Press Association’s Hall of Fame for 2004. She didn’t make it this year, said Becki Lightfoot of the Panhandle Press Association. She is, however, still nominated for next year. Plank, who now lives in Dalhart, Texas, […]

Post-Sept. 11 security methods have serious gaps

We could find out eventually that heroic clandestine efforts have thwarted terrorist attacks. Certain non-specific and anonymously sourced stories have suggested as much. But it is also possible that security bureaucrats were overreacting with little to show for the trouble they caused to travelers over the holiday season. Either way, American society has been tied […]

Breaking boundaries

Tracy Simmons A gun rests on his hip, a radio is clipped to his shirt, a golden badge shines from his chest and a camera hangs on his shoulder. This has been his uniform for nearly 25 years. Lt. Robert Morgan, 50, is more than a police officer with the Clovis Police Department, he’s a […]