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Articles from the February 21, 2013 edition

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Oscars Survey Ballot

Let your movie voice be heard. Submit a ballot here. Winners will be announced in Saturday's paper. To help you decide, the movie trailers are provided below the survey. Online Database by Caspio... Full story


Zias peaking late

Suddenly a player in the battle for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth, Eastern New Mexico University's women looked like they might lay an egg Wednesday night. The Zias shot 29 percent in the... Full story


Rough second half costly for Hounds

CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero ENMU junior Dennis Hardwell goes under the basket to make a shot over Texas A&M Kingsville's Adam Mughmaw during the first half of the Greyhounds Thursday night...


Thursday area prep summaries - Feb. 21

BOYS District 2-B Grady 57, San Jon 56 Grady (14-10, 4-0) — Adam Lunsford 9, Koby Valentine 7, Trenton Jones 15, Trenton Lee 5, Isaac Bailey 2, Jordan Provencio 1, Jay Faust 7, Tucker Northcutt 11. Totals 20 12-22 57. San Jon (15-6, 2-2) — Carl...


Kiwanis chili supper in 50th year

Anthony Schroeder says he can only imagine how many pounds of chili have been made over the years to help fund the Portales Kiwanis Club's mission to help area youth. Today will mark the 50th annual Kiwanis Club's Chili Supper, and Schroeder, one of...


Cheerleaders place second at competition

Portales High senior Kaleigh Johns said it took endurance, energy and passion to deliver a great performance at the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Nationals competition, a performance that earned them second place in their division. Coach Amy Lovett...


Shootings have residents rattled

Mary Apodaca just wants all the violence to end. Apodaca, 73, is a victim in the first of two drive-by shootings that have exploded in Clovis neighborhoods this week. CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Ma...


Look out fear, here comes faith

Fear is an evil, negative force that destructs faith. It cripples paralyzes, torments and promotes doubts and non-believers. Fear removes peace and tantalizes. Fear is from the enemy and comes from the pit! Fear is a faith stealer and a joy robber....


Police Blotter - Feb. 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: Caller reported she has been hit by a truck, First and Chicago. 2:47 p.m.: Caller reported her husband fell down, 500 block of East 17th Street. 3:27 p.m.: Caller reported... Full story


Events Calendar - Feb. 22

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Garage sale — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 121 S. Main at the old Prestige Carpet building. This is a fund raising garage sale to raise money for the Dora High... Full story


My Turn - 'The Wire' now a regular tradition

OK, so maybe I'm hooked, because watching "The Wire" before bed has now become a regular tradition. The intensity continues as the crew of Baltimore investigators watch the inner workings of a shipping yard and its stevedores as foreign women are...


Source: Former commander in line for post

BRUSSELS — A former Cannon Air Force Base group commander is the likely choice to become commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, a senior NATO official said Thursday. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who served as 27th Operations Group from July... Full story


Editorial: Night horse races at Expo NM makes sense

The operators of the Downs at Albuquerque are considering nighttime horse races at Expo New Mexico because they believe such evening activities could attract new customers — and more revenue. Since the decision was made some years back to keep the...


Judges shouldn't have final say

I am frequently amazed that more people don't see the fundamental folly in permitting a branch of the government — the Supreme Court — to claim to have the final say in whether or not a particular law is constitutional. That power wasn't granted...


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