Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

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MCT photo Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age died Friday at 92 from cerebral vascular disease. By Frazier Moore: The Associated Press NEW YORK — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called “the […]

Group voices concerns about government spending at rally

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clockwise from top, Karolyn Sailer, Chris Dudley and Louis Moore sign oversized cards addressed to legislators during Wednesdays Taxed Enough Already party on Main Street. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Walter Bradley asked the crowd if they were being taxed enough already, and 400 voices shouted back, “Yes.” The […]

Letters to the Editor: Entertainer has no place at Walter Reed

I read that Joan Baez had been denied a concert at Walter Reed Hospital and couldn’t imagine why it had happened. Maybe she could call Hanoi Jane Fonda and have her explain that there are still a good number of Vietnam vets who remember her well, and really have too much respect for our Iraq/Afghanistan […]

After long silence, vets finally heard

By Freedom Newspapers The bigger scandal is that it took a hard-hitting expose in the hometown newspaper of the federal leviathan to bring what might actually be some effective attention to the deplorable conditions faced by wounded military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As the Washington Post revealed in a subsequent story, the […]

How two kids invented the game ‘42’

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Jim Craven, a friend of mine in Clovis, went to teach 42 to passengers on a cruise ship a while back, hired by the ship’s captain. Craven put in nearly 11 hours teaching that week and what a job it was, he said. The history of the game 42 began in […]

Business licenses

CNJ staff The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in February: • K2 Powerwash Type: Janitorial service Owner: Keith Kiser Location: 216 Diamondhead • VL Flags.com Type: General Merchandise Owner: Vernon Thorn Location: 6505 E. Central No. 243, Wichita, Kan. • Signart of New Mexico Type: Signs Owner: Daniel Jones Location: […]

Medical care gaps frustrating to vets

By Tom Philpott: Military Update With the Iraq war producing a steady stream of severely wounded service members, the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs are struggling with calls to create a “seamless transition” for disabled warriors moving from active duty medical care to long-term veterans’ care. For some war wounded and their families, […]

War hero mother lost legs, not courage

Tom Philpott “You are a hero,’’ says a man, standing on a curb outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as Army National Guard Maj. Ladda “Tammy” Duckworth walks slowly by, on artificial legs, a cane in each hand. “I’m just trying to survive, man,’’ she laughs. “You’re a hero, a survivor, you’re … “That’s right,” […]

Garrett, Walter

Walter Garrett Services: Have been held. Walter C. “Buck” Garrett, 98, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 2, 1906, in Old Greer County, Oklahoma Indian Territory, to Charles Franklin and Lexia Bullard Garrett. He married Bonnie Robertson on May 8, 1928, in Erick, Okla. He was […]

Too much diversity hobbles police force

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Police departments must use race and sex preferences in hiring as a result of federal court consent decrees and political pressures. To meet these demands, many police departments have lowered, and in some cases eliminated, established standards for personal character and intellectual and physical capacity. Jan Golab writes about this […]

Gregory, Lewis

Lewis Gregory Services:Have been held. Mr. Lewis Gregory, 81, of Portales, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1923, in Floyd, to Dessie and Walter Gregory. The family moved to Roswell when he was 2 years old and to Floyd in 1935. He married Bertha Fowler on June […]

Cox, Walter

Walter Cox Services: Have been held. Mr. Walter Wendell Cox, 101, of Plano, Texas, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Plano, Texas. He was born on Jan. 13, 1904, in Belton, Texas, to Thomas and Rose Cox. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He owned Shaws Jewelry until the early […]

Houk, June

June C. Houk, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 22, 1914, in Roswell, to Isaac and Anna May Cravy. She married Maurice Houk on June 15, 1935. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Keystone […]

Murphey, Vera

Vera Murphey Services: Have been held. Dr. Vera E. Murphey, 85, of Portales, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Nov. 5, 1919, in O’Donnell, Texas, to John and Lydia Randle. She graduated from Portales High School in 1937. She married Paul B. Murphey on May 24, […]

Evans, Ruth

Ruth Evans Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Evans, 61, of Dora, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1942, in Alma, Okla., to Vera and Walter T. Lane. She graduated from the Velma-Alma High School in 1960 and went on to study at Oklahoma College for Women […]

Stalcup, Walter Thomas

Walter Thomas Stalcup Services: Have been held. Walter Thomas “Tommy” Stalcup, 79, of Carlsbad, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Carlsbad Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 14, 1923, in Clovis, the son of W.T. and Nelda Irene Stalcup. The son of a farmer and a cowboy from birth, Tom Stalcup, affectionately known by […]

Graham, Walter

WALTER GRAHAM Services: Have been held. Walter R. Graham, 71 of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. He was born on April 11, 1932, in Gregory, Ark., to Walter R. and Erma Florence Dodd Graham. He made his home in Fort Sumner, where he worked as an […]

Ross, Walter Elbert

Services: Have been held. Walter Elbert Ross, 86, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Albuquerque. He was born on Feb. 7, 1917, in Arkansas, to Walter and Mary Elizabeth Clement Ross. While living in Grapevine, Ark., his family owned Walter Ross and Sons Grocery. After he moved to Albuquerque he was a salesman […]

Lowe, Olen

Lowe, Olen Services: Have been held. Olen Lowe, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Nov. 28, 1912, in Fairplay, Mo., to Nora and Walter Lowe. Mr. Olen moved to Texas when he was young, and lived in Borger for several years, where he […]

House, Tennie

Tennie House Services: Have been held. Tennie Cleon Baldock House, 85, of Roswell, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. She was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Denton County, Texas, to Walter C. and Ola Ritchie Baldock. She was a teacher in Bloomfield and was a member of the […]