Politics, movies and T-shirts

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In what was a weekend of LeBron James buzzer-beater replays, bad movies and heartfelt thanks to our veterans, I never really had a thought that could compete verbosely with my new idea for duct tape last week. So here are my three best attempts at such: • In what […]

Maybe duct tape will get point across

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I may have a new use for duct tape. That hardly seems like a discovery worthy of mentioning at all, let alone in a record that will stand forever in print — one also assumes the standard exists for online records, but I just saw “Terminator: Rise of the Machines” […]

Health insurance programs available for small business owners

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Many small businesses in Roosevelt and Curry counties are unable to provide employee health insurance because of the prohibitive cost and layers of administrative red tape, according to New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance officials. The NMHIA is an alliance of independent health insurers commissioned by the state to serve […]

Dec. 12, 1974

“Children and matches” was the fire department’s tentative ruling as the cause of a fire that occurred in a storage shed in the 1400 block of South Prince Street. … The State Highway Department was preparing to synchronize newly installed traffic lights at the E. Mabry and Norris Street intersections. … An electrophonic 72-inch console, […]

Duct tape fashioning never out of style

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The man looked into my eyes and asked me, “Are you an American citizen?” It wasn’t a deep philosophical question — it was a border patrol agent, and I’d just left El Paso. However, I’ll treat it like one. Yes, I’m an American citizen, and I’m well versed in […]

View from under the pew

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard letters, and he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. The fruit peddler boss there s a little farmer earthworm here named ernie who raises veggies and fruit on the […]

Former CEO invests in laughs

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David Zacarte and his puppet Benito squabble about girls and politics Monday evening during the first show at the Curry County Fairgrounds. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Mike Linn Twenty years ago, when David Zacarte said he was making half a million dollars a year as the chief executive officer of an investment firm […]