Limited information helped place arrest in proper context

CNJ Editorial The newspaper came under fire last week from several readers disgusted by too much detail in our coverage of a Curry County commissioner’s felony-charge arrest by Clovis police. The readers believe we printed too much information and violated the privacy of a child of Commissioner Ed Perales. One felt the matter was private […]

Shooting suspect pleads

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Jacob Roberts, 20, was Wednesday to a year in jail after agreeing to a plea of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of former CHS classmate J.T. Mitchell in March 2004. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent While memories of a state football championship will forever surround a group of […]

Celebs should remember past courage

By Leonard Pitts To understand the world that produced Raiford Chatman Davis, it is perhaps enough to understand how he got his name changed. It happened when his mother went to register his birth certificate. She told the man at the counter that her son was known as R.C. Davis. The clerk misheard her, but […]

Black man freed, but no rejoicing here

By Leonard Pitts Yes, his civil rights were violated. He was held without access to an attorney for 10 days. Lawmen threatened his life. His interrogation was filmed and then televised, tainting the small-town jury pool. They did it because it was 1961, because it was Louisiana, and because he was a black man accused […]

Clovis culture night coming

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I really am at a loss when it comes to what some words mean. Now, don’t tell me to go get a dictionary. Remember I am an English teacher; I frequently tell others to go get a dictionary. What I mean is, after I have seen the word defined, I […]

Customer service not to be faked

By Clyde Davis Some things simply cannot be faked. They have to be a matter of heart. If there is no heart, there is no way to bluff your way through it. Sports might be a good example. If you are just putting in an appearance, it shows. If you are playing just for fun, […]

Dad took care of me, other children

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I thought of him, more than once or twice, while we were hiking up to Castle Rock and the Lighthouse as we visited Palo Duro Canyon a couple of weeks ago. That particular hike, especially in the heat over 100 degrees, would have been a bit beyond what he should […]

Mom made extra effort

Clyde Davis: Local columnist There was the time when she showed up at one of my high school wrestling matches. It was a very normal event, you see, for my father to show up for matches, both high school and college. He was likely to show up whether I was competing or not, for he […]

Questioning Islam

By Darrell Todd Maurina When a missionary to the Islamic world told Pastor Rob Hollis of First Baptist Church of Texico that he’d be available to speak, the church jumped at the chance to offer a presentation on Islam to the community. On Sunday, David Witt of the Voice of the Martyrs organization, a ministry […]

Bumper sticker terrorism touchy subject

Ned Cantwell There has been a lot of upsetting news recently, and I am not just talking about the breakup of Ben and Jennifer. I’m talking about news that gets you mad, and nothing made me madder than reading about the lunatics who snuck up to Albuquerque vehicles and affixed bumper stickers proclaiming “This SUV […]