Hollywood not totally unbiased

By Anita Doberman: Columnist It’s always fun to watch the Academy Awards, if only to see celebrities’ faces when they win, and especially when they lose. There is the teary acceptance speech, always a favorite for me. A few years ago Halle Berry was almost incoherent, and I still got choked up. There’s watching the […]

News isn’t just news to military

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist This week, I was going to send off my column about humorous misadventures at a restaurant with some friends and a rather belligerent stranger who kept asking me if I could teach her Italian, when I watched President Bush’s speech, and decided I had a more pressing topic. I have […]

Melrose mayor has always shown passion for politics

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Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, right, holds his 2-month-old niece Renise Hollaway as she wears a I love the mayor T-shirt as they have their pictures taken by Pyle’s sister Saphronia Hollaway, left, after the swearing in ceremony. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Across from a small, square post office, Lance […]

Political racing best left to politicians

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Tuesday is election day in Clovis. I sure am glad there are folks who will step up to the plate and run for political office. It ain’t my cup o’ tea. I could make up a list of all kinds of reasons why politics doesn’t interest me: the meetings, trying […]

U.S. should not interfere, but watch Israeli politics

Freedom Newspapers The human impulse is to hope that he survives and has years of restful peace remaining. Whether that happens or not, however, the serious stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is likely to be a setback to hopes for Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation. And for a time, at least, it will throw Israeli […]

Tough questions indicate love of country

Helena Rodriguez In two days, we observe the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a horrid day plotted by suicidal madmen, an event that shocked the world and demanded justice. Instead of justice though, we have an unjustified war in Iraq, and now the dark shadow of Hurricane Katrina is hanging over […]

Clovis, Cannon deserve support of state

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist It was Clovis against the world. You think the La Cueva Bears are tough? How about the government putting a “closed” sign on Cannon Air Base and choking the town until it gasps for air? It’s a tough bunch, this Clovis gang, whether on the football field, at the coffee […]

A Lesson from History and Party Politics

By Curtis K. Shelburne It was the summer of 1945. Nazi Germany had just been defeated, and the British people, in their first election since the war had begun, thanked Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill by voting him out of office. I’ve wondered why. It seems so ungrateful and wrong. The British people loved Churchill. […]

Former CNJ publisher dies at 75

CNJ staff James “Jim” Griffin, a former publisher for the Clovis News Journal, died Monday at his home in Clovis. He was 75. Griffin led the paper for about 15 years in the 1970s and 1980s. One friend called him a man of the people, comfortable around big crowds, and able to take a joke. […]

Officials: Politics not involved in Cannon being on BRAC list

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Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., talks to reporters about issues concerning Cannon Air Force Base at a town hall meeting Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Politics were not involved in the selection of Cannon Air Force Base for the Base Realignment and Closure […]