ENMU’s comeback falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman receiver Jacob Drinkard scans the field after shaking off Texas A&M-Kingsville defensive back Eric John en route to a 15-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico […]

Shuffling good for passing time

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist For cross country trips, I usually like to fly. But I think everybody should, at least one time in their lives, take a cross country trip by car because the memories always beat short flights. There are so many indescribable feelings. Try to put into words that moment when you’re […]

Inmate escape short-lived

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Laughlin aircraft lands short of runway

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Two Air Force captains were taken to a local hospital for observation after they landed their T-1 Jayhawk in a field just short of the runway Wednesday night at Preston-Smith International Airport here last night, according to an Air Force press release. The two are assigned as T-1 instructor pilots with […]

Short-term crisis help only hurts in long run

Freedom New Mexico When the world’s finance ministers meet under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as they did in Washington earlier this month, they usually rub their chins and harrumph portentously about arcane financial matters. But this year the meetings tried to focus on a more tangible problem: rising […]

Hounds fall short in finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball coach Russell Stockton was relieved not to have been swept. After losing the first three games of their Lone Star Conference series with Eastern New Mexico, the Javelinas managed to squeak out a 3-2 win in Sunday’s finale at Greyhound Field. Stockton said the […]

Zias come up just short — twice

CNJ staff PORTALES — Twice on Saturday, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team got within one out of beating fifth-ranked Angelo State. In the end, all the Zias had to show for it was two Lone Star Conference South Division losses. The Rambelles (19-4, 5-1 South) scored twice in the top of the seventh […]

New sports blog is live

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites today. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • New Mexico lawmakers recently asked […]

Jan. 25 Solstice

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Name: Solstice, “Sully” for short About: Sully is 10-years-old. He was adopted from a friend. A Sun Conure, Sully could live to be 40-years-old. He loves sunflower seeds, crunch and munch and attention. Owner: Mary Bowlin

Wall Street has comeback at closing

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Wall Street pulled off a stunning comeback Wednesday, surging higher in late trading and wiping out what looked to be yet another precipitous decline. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 323 points in earlier trading, ended the day with an advance of just under 300 points, according to […]

Zias’ comeback falls short

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore guard Kayla Naylor hit two clinching free throws with one second left and Texas A&M-Kingsville held off Eastern New Mexico University 66-62 Wednesday night in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. The Javelinas (5-9, 1-0) led all the way, but nearly blew a 21-point, […]

Tonya’s gone shopping

When shopping for clothes, you should know yourself and your proportions. If you are skinny on the bottom, wear a full top over narrow pants. If you are short waisted, long tops and shorter skirts work best. If you have a petite torso, wear a fitted top with full pants. If you are long waisted, […]

Charitable organization $160,000 short of goal

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is about $160,000 short of reaching its goal for its 2007-2008 pledge year, according to a news release from the organization. The non-profit organization has pledged to collect about $565,000 this year, according United Way Executive Director Erin Burch in September during a block party to kick off […]

Despite sweep, Zias come up short in bid for LSC tourney

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry After making a diving stop, ENMU third baseman Casandra McCommons threw from her knees to get Texas A&M’s Quesha Torres at first during the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After giving up four home […]

Quirky leftist novelist wielded facetious pen

By Freedom Newspapers He struggled with depression most of his life, his early work was probably his best, and his outlook on life could be unremittingly bleak. But Kurt Vonnegut, who died Wednesday in Manhattan at 84, captured and epitomized a certain strand of American life in ways that made him iconic to what has […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Wildcat stands tall despite size

By Greg Price CNJ sports writer Shortie. Short stuff. Little man. Name the short joke and Clovis senior cornerback and wide receiver Keaton Howell has heard them all. At 5-foot-4 and 155 pounds, Howell is the smallest player on state-playoff-bound Clovis Wildcats. However, what Howell lacks in size, he makes up for in brains, Clovis […]

ENMU’s Lelei falls short in cross country regional

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Nimrod Lelei just missed qualifying for NCAA Division II national cross country competition on Saturday, placing ninth overall in the South Central Region meet hosted by Central Missouri. ENMU’s men finished 13th out of 17 teams overall, while the women came in 15th out of […]

Inexperience Obama’s biggest asset in presidential run

Sen. Barack Obama has been traveling the country to stump for fellow Democrats. But uppermost in the minds of many is his hinting on national television about a possible 2008 campaign for president. Intellectual yet unassuming, the Illinois Democrat rose from working-class parents of different races to earn degrees from Columbia and Harvard. With his […]

HPJRA finals: Short-go puts wraps on rodeo

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Abby Medlin races to the finish line after running her horse through the poles in the 9-12 age group in Saturday’s short-go of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent In essence, the last day of the High Plains […]

Chicago cuts Greenwalt’s season short

CNJ staff Cisti Greenwalt’s recent venture into the WNBA turned out to be a short one. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, had a tryout with Sacramento in preseason before signing with the Seattle Storm in early June. She played in four games for the Storm, scoring two points and grabbing eight rebounds […]