Baskett bringing Eagle teammates to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

Baskett to bring Eagles to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

Groups seek funds for tourism events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Seven presenters made 19 requests Tuesday seeking public funds to help promote Clovis and Curry County events that generate tourism dollars. The request were made during the Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting at city hall. Assistant City Clerk Claire Burroughes told the board $188,000 is the estimated […]

Victory missing from ballots this year

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist It is almost surreal to watch the 2006 campaign wind down to its conclusion. The one overriding issue is the war in Iraq. Polls reflect deep public unhappiness with the course of the war, and Democrats will most likely reap the benefit of this frustration. And yet neither party offers […]

Being proactive best in medical matters

By Clyde Davis: local columnist Anniversaries are important, and not just the kind that involve a marriage. The calendar helps us to mark the journey of our lives, and if we move through this unaware, it can still sneak up on us. For example, some folks feel an unexplained sense of sadness at a particular […]

India, Pakistan should resolve own conflicts

Freedom Newspapers The tragic death toll — at least 200 (and 700 injured) — from a coordinated series of train bombings in Bombay, also known as Mumbai, keeps rising, and the implications keep getting more complicated. The most significant lesson — hardly new — is that terrorist networks are fairly inexpensive to set up and […]

DA plans to pursue death penalty against Smith

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor District Attorney Matt Chandler plans to pursue the death penalty against a former Clovis dentist accused of bludgeoning a woman to death. Chandler said he will seek the death penalty against James Smith, 37, based on state statute and because New Mexico’s sentencing system does not include life without […]

Death penalty rarely holds up against appeals

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Jerry Fuller and Stanley Bedford, who are accused of kidnapping and killing an elderly Portales couple earlier this year. The chances the two Portales men will actually be executed if convicted is low, officials […]

Holding of two men indefinitely weakens liberty

Freedom Editorial I f the U.S. Supreme Court ends up agreeing with the government’s arguments in the cases of Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi, heard last week, those who seek answers to the eternally frustrating question, “Why do they hate us so?” will be deprived of one of their most facile answers. Let’s hope […]

Tornado safety tips

CNJ Staff The National Weather Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross offer these tips on preparing for a tornado: Tornado safety – Develop a plan for yourself and your family, at home, at work or at school. – Know your community and keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement. […]