Mexico and U.S. must cooperate on border issues

Freedom Newspapers In the early days of the Bush administration, the president worked with Mexican President Vicente Fox on cross-border issues. The two pledged to work together to implement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement as well as the possibility of a guest-worker program and immigration, legal and illegal. Then came Sept. 11, […]

Clovis works to improve school security

By Darrell Todd Maurina When a tall man in a business suit recently walked into Clovis’ Parkview Elementary school, signed the visitor form and left the desk without picking up an identification badge, one of the school’s newest teachers sprang into action. “Who’s that man? He didn’t take his pass!” the teacher said to Linda […]

‘Agreement’ may pose threat to American lives

Freedom Newspapers Environmental groups are calling “groundbreaking” an agreement they’ve wrested from the Pentagon that will drastically limit the Navy’s ability to use a new, low frequency sonar system that animal advocates say poses a threat to whales and porpoises, but which the service says is essential to tracking the world’s increasingly stealthy submarines. It […]

Triple homicide suspect moved

By Jack King A man charged with the murders of three Bailey County, Texas, people was moved to the Lamb County (Texas) Detention Center Saturday for security reasons, Bailey County Sheriff Richard Wills said Sunday. Larry Brent Kitchens, 51, was arrested Saturday on capital murder charges in connection with the death of his ex-wife Rhonda […]

Dunn, Faye

Faye Dunn Services: Have been held. Faye Dunn, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo. A resident of Security, Colo., since 1996, she was a former resident of Clovis. Mrs. Dunn was born on Aug. 25, 1918, to DC Francis Decker and Nellie Lucretia Stufflebeam Decker. She married Tom […]

A bite out of crime

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Staff Sgt. Michael Jones is attackd by guard dog Macco during a training exercise Thursday at Cannon Air Force Base. The 27th Security Forces Squadron uses six dogs to help protect and keep the base safe. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Darrell Todd Maurina Now these are guard dogs. While many city police dogs accompany […]

Project: Reader Reaction — Liberia

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Media marching timidly into the past

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Have you heard the news? There’s good rockin’ tonight. We’re talking girls in poodle skirts and guys with DA’s. Moondoggy’s got his old man’s Buick, so maybe later we can cruise down to the soda shop for a burger and a malted. Question authority? We don’t do that anymore, Daddy-O. Haven’t […]

Paranoia seems justified in Texas lawmakers case

Many critics dismissed those worried about the federal government’s massive power grab after the Sept. 11 attacks — all in the name of “national security” — as paranoid radicals or rabid government-haters. Those in favor of the expanded surveillance powers that Congress granted federal agencies said those capabilities would be used to track down terrorists […]

Clovis, Muleshoe sets Memorial Day observances

Gary Mitchell Memorial Day has a significance that local veteran Larry Frappier and his colleagues want to make sure the nation doesn’t forget. “It’s a day you’re honoring your fallen comrades,” said Frappier, who serves as secretary for the Joint Veterans Council in Clovis, the sponsor of the community’s annual Memorial Day Observance. “It’s always […]

National answer not right

The government-employed airport screener who inspected the contents of your purse or briefcase at the security checkpoint may have a criminal record and either the government doesn’t know that yet, or has found out but hasn’t done anything about it. Chalk it up as a consequence of nationalizing airport security. According to recent media reports, […]