Cheney bested Edwards — and Bush — in debate

Freedom Newspapers Tuesday night’s debate between the vice presidential candidates was more substantive than last week’s between the presidential candidates. Vice President Dick Cheney’s even-handed, informed performance was dramatically better than President Bush’s halting, repetitive answers. Even Sen. John Edwards came across in some ways better than his principal, Sen. John Kerry. Most important, Cheney […]

Municipal League director named

CNJ Staff TUCUMCARI — Clovis City Commissioner Isidro Garcia was re-elected as director of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s 47th annual conference in Tucumcari, according to a press release from the non-profit organization. More than 600 people from across the state attended the annual conference, including several Clovis officials. Santa […]

Kerry blundered in choosing VP candidate

CNJ Editorial Perhaps the job itself is not worth a bucket of warm spit, as one of FDR’s vice presidents, John Nance Garner, so famously said. But consider the vice presidents in the last half of the 20th century who went on to become president: Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush. In […]

Organizations 5/2

Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta The Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta chapter met Monday at Clovis-Carver Library for the last meeting of the year. Diana Valdez, state president from Corrales, gave a presentation on the purposes of Delta Kappa Gamma, the recent state convention and her plans for the coming year. She was assisted by Jeannette Vigil, […]

Veep process should be more democratic

Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist John Kerry is looking for a running mate, and he’s getting lots of advice: Pick John Edwards to make the ticket competitive in the South. Pick Dick Gephardt to energize organized labor. Pick Bob Graham to bolster support in the key swing state of Florida. Here’s my advice to Kerry on […]

Faith brings comfort when nothing else will

Judy Brandon Many years ago, author Gary Thomas wrote an account in Christianity Today that touched the hearts of many readers. He wrote of an account in George Bush’s term as Vice President when the then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev died. Vice President Bush represented the United States at Brezhnev’s state funeral in Moscow. This […]

Scalia must be more vigilant outside of court

Editorial W e normally approve of the way Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reasons. The smart, sometimes pugnacious justice consistently resists the temptation to legislate from the bench. Still, we wish Scalia had declined to go duck hunting in January with a group that included Vice President Dick Cheney. The trip, coming as it did […]

Public, press can keep our leaders accountable

Editorial The independent commission investigating intelligence shortcomings before the 9/11 terror attacks said Thursday it will seek public testimony from President Bush and Vice President Cheney, and also from former President Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore. It’s most unlikely to happen, but it’s a delightful idea. As aficionados of C-SPAN know, the British […]

Area education halted by snow

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis school students received a day off Thursday, thanks to Mother Nature, but they’ll have to wait until this morning to learn if the weather vacation will continue. Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent for operations of the Clovis Municipal Schools, said the decision to close schools rests with Superintendent Neil Nuttall. Officials […]

ENMU president happy about enrollment

By Jack King Eastern New Mexico University President Steven G. Gamble told the university’s Board of Regents on Saturday he is confident that for the first time since 1988, ENMU’s enrollment of full-time freshmen this fall will exceed 600. Gamble spoke at the regents’ regular meeting in Portales. He added the university’s goal this year […]