Man dies at Clovis rail yard

CNJ STAFF A 26-year-old employee of Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway died Thursday at the rail yard in Clovis. The victim was identified as Glen York of Clovis. Clovis Police Lt. Ron Hutchison said the employee was killed by a train that derailed in the train yard. Hutchison said the train rolled off the […]

Supreme Court considers ruling on shipping ban

Freedom Newspapers I t’s not always easy to keep track of the many pointless government regulations that have nothing to do with protecting consumers and everything to do with artificially propping up influential industries. Fortunately, thanks to the persistence of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that […]

Gonzalez, Porfirio

Porfirio Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Porfirio “Po” Gonzalez, 52, of Clovis died Monday, March 22, 2004, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 21, 1951, in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, to Homero and Carmen Duran Gonzalez. He arrived in Clovis four years ago from Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a retired tool and die maker […]

Ex-Hound opts for family over football

By Ferron Lucero Editor’s note: This a periodic feature catching up with former area athletes. Injuries and a desire to be closer with family led former Eastern New Mexico University standout Conrad Hamilton to retire from the NFL two years ago. A two-time NCAA Division II All-American defensive back at Eastern, Hamilton played five seasons […]

No evidence that secession is unconstitutional

By Walter Williams A fortnight ago, in “Let’s Do Some Detective Work,” I provided unassailable evidence that Congress had vastly exceeded powers delegated to it by our Constitution. In a recent column, I argued that liberties lost are seldom regained, but there was an outside chance to regain them if enough liberty-minded Americans were to […]

Worten, D. Mark Jr.

D. Mark Worten Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. D. Mark Worten Jr., 53, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at his home. He was born on April 2, 1950, in Mangum, Okla., to Virginia and Don Worten Sr. He graduated from York High School in York, Neb., in 1968. He graduated in 1973 […]

Editorial: Two years after 9/11, American spirit endures

Thursday marked two years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Two years since 19 terrorists commandeered four passenger jets and used them as weapons against innocent men, women and children. The hijackers, members of the al-Qaida terrorist organization, used box cutters to gain control of the aircraft and then used their skills learned […]

Racism does not end by reversing it

By Mona Charen The Jayson Blair scandal has most of the elements of the modern American classic. There’s a celebrity angle, a race dimension, a drug and alcohol excuse, and hypocrisy in high places. The only missing element so far is sex. No doubt when the TV movie of the story is done, it will […]