Man no stranger to god-making

Curtis Shelburne “Make me a god!” It seems like such a strange request—until we realize how often we probably make this same request ourselves. Israel’s children were waiting in the desert at the foot of Mount Sinai. Moses had been summoned up the mountain by God Himself. Jehovah was about to give to Moses to […]

Year in review: A look at the unusual

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay arrived at the Hillcrest Zoo in October 2010. He was purchased with the intention of becoming a breeding partner with Jael, a female giraffe already at the zoo. 6 – words on a banner displayed on Hotel Clovis a week before Clovis’ “affordable housing” election. The words: “SAVE ME […]

Adventure fever strikes again

It is indeed nothing unusual. It happens to me about this time every year, sometimes sooner by a week or two, sometimes later by a week or two, and I have learned to adjust. It will go away, and it is by no means a malady unique to me. If there is such a condition […]

Human judgment falls short of God’s perspective

I had an unusual experience several years ago. Some college teacher friends and I were attending a school conference in Boston. We were leaving Chatham on a Sunday morning and we saw a woman on the road hitchhiking. My first thought was to pass her and then I thought she might be in trouble. So […]

Legislators say tone of session unusual

Different, unusual, fatalistic. Those are some of the words used by area legislators to describe the tone of this year’s 30-day legislative session. Pending elections, the strain of having no money to work with, little guidance from the executive branch and a growing moderate platform are some of the reasons local leaders have come up […]

Found ferret will be up for adoption

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Alerted by her dogs barking, April Macias found an unusual visitor in her yard — a ferret. She said she found the slender, white and black-tipped creature in the corner of her dog’s kennel. Macias said she picked up the domesticated mammal, took it in the house, put it […]

Creator of 30-inch burrito appeared on talk show

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David Hougland, with Pacsat International, places a microphone on Marshall Junior High School eighth-grader Michael Morrissey as they get ready to tape for the Jimmy Kimmel Live show Wednesday night at his home in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ newly dubbed Burrito Boy is not only getting attention […]

Fox’s new focus on human rights could define turm

Freedom Newspapers A report by the United Nations on human rights in Mexico is both unusual in its origins and unusual in the hope it offers for systematic improvement in the way the government treats the Mexican people. The hard part, of course, will be implementation, but President Vicente Fox has recommitted the government to […]

Media responsible with mad-cow story

From the Editor’s Desk Federal health officials estimate 1 million Americans get sick each week because of the food they eat. About 6,000 of those people get sick enough for hospitalization and close to 100 of them die. And yet mad-cow disease has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. And not one American is known […]