Closing arguments expected Monday in Tucumcari attempted murder trial

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Closing arguments are tentatively set for Monday in the trial for a Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, appeared Friday in the 10th Judicial District Court charged with multiple felony charges, including the attempted murder of Amber Simpson, 27, of Tucumcari on [...]

GI Bill applies differently to Guard

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Because Sgt. 1st Class Tom Simpson of the Maryland Army National Guard has served on active duty almost continually since the 9/11 attacks, he believed he had earned Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and would be able to transfer them to his 18-year-old daughter who is attending college this fall. But [...]

3-7-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 28 through Wednesday: • Brian Lee Dunham, 20, to Kristyn Rae Trujillo, 19, both of Clovis • Levi Ledger Hill, 26, to Louisa Maria Griego, 28, both of Clovis • Leonard Walton Wilson, 76, of Canyon, Texas, to Kathryn Franklin Wilson, 69, of Amarillo [...]

Kicking O.J. out of restaurant good business move

By Freedom Newspapers Jeff Ruby’s restaurants are the kinds of places people go to spend an evening with friends and sometimes bump into someone famous. Ruby, a longtime Cincinnati restaurateur, works hard to maintain his company’s reputation for fine steaks and seafood and providing a great place for customers to relax and enjoy themselves. So [...]

O.J. book fallout proves citizenry can govern itself

Those who think government is necessary to uphold public morals and even put limits on offensive speech ought to pay attention to the controversy over O.J. Simpson’s book and TV special, “If I Did It.” The publisher, Judith Regan, said she viewed the book — a supposedly fictional account of how O.J. might have killed [...]

Book, interview on O.J. tell all hit new low

By Freedom Newspapers And now, from the Department of How Low Will We Go?, comes news that O.J. Simpson is the subject of a two-part Fox TV interview entitled “If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.” The former football star, who was acquitted of killing his wife and her friend, will describe how, according [...]

12/25 Engagements

Cortez/Sizemore Valentin Cortez of Clovis and Enriqueta Cortez of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son Valentin Cortez II to Carmen Elena Sizemore of Marietta, Ga. The bride is the daughter of Elia Lopez. The couple will exchange vows at sunset on Feb. 10 on a private beach in Los Cabos, Mexico. [...]

Reaction to BRAC closing ranges from shock to apathy

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Clovis hairstylist Kristal Hailey said “in a way I care, in a way I don’t” about the possibility of Cannon Air Force base closing when asked Saturday at the Clovis Wal-Mart. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Some Saturday Wal-Mart shoppers had more on their minds than hamburger meat and cottage [...]

Power of race warps our perspective

Ten years later, it feels like a fever dream. There is to it a sense of unreality. You want to say, did that actually happen? But you know it did. You saw it. You were there. Ten years ago, O.J. Simpson was arrested for murder and the whole country went nuts. Not all at once, [...]

Honors 4/11

Program of Academic Exchange Kari Hunt of Clovis has been appointed Community Coord-inator for this region by PAX, Program of Academic Exchange. PAX is a non-profit educational organization which invites international high school students to the United States for an academic homestay. Hunt said, “All PAX students have been carefully screened, speak English, have full [...]