McCain’s pledges mean to further stifle free speech

Freedom Newspapers Who or what made Arizona Sen. John McCain the arbiter of appropriate political discourse in America? The answer, of course, is John McCain, with the eager assistance of liberal pundits who view the senator’s carefully cultivated reputation as a “maverick” and Republican heretic as a stamp of respectability and virtue. The only thing […]

Pocket bikes could be a dangerous fad

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the newest fad in transportation: mini-motorcycles known as pocket bikes. Some responses: “WHEN SCHOOL LETS OUT in the afternoons I can always count on at least six to eight mini-motorcycles racing up and down my street with all the kids beeping their horns at […]

Kerry has curdled self-image of U.S.

Mona Charen In their new bestseller, “Can America Survive?” Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth begin with a pointed contrast between the America of today and that of 1942. One starts the section with trepidation, since such comparisons are overdone and usually strained. But the authors handle it deftly. The result is a quite devastating insight […]

Local mentor program regroups

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A new director has been appointed for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program of Curry and Roosevelt County. Christine Zamora said she started working in the office at 105 E. Grand on Aug. 16, 5 1/2 months after it closed over disputes with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Pecos Valley, the […]

Youth seek God in rally

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer About 50 youth and adults gathered at the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Saturday night to participate in the Blaze the Nation Youth Rally put on by Rene and Monica Herrara of Artesia. The rally in Clovis was the fifth rally the Herraras have put on this summer. Activities included […]

Avery, James C.

James Cicero Avery Services: 11 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday at Christ Chapel First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville, Tenn. James Cicero Avery, 84, of Greeneville, Tenn., a retail business owner and manager, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 23, 1920, in Dover, N.C. He served in the U.S. Navy from […]

Government must clean up its nuclear act

Freedom Newspapers Whether it’s merely an “accounting discrepancy” or something more troubling, the news that more nuclear data is apparently missing from an Energy Department regional office in Albuquerque — revealed after the discovery that several computer disks with sensitive data were missing from the top-secret section of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New […]

Let’s keep Friday the 13th under control

Bob Huber In case you didn’t notice, we had a Friday the 13th this month. To put it in a more scholarly manner, it behooves us to utilize the Freedom of Information Act in the examination of perils existing in all Fridays the 13th and offer up some time-honored, laboratory-tested solutions to make our lives […]

Lawsuit questions ‘stop-loss’ authority

Tom Philpott Without evidence that the U.S. occupation of Iraq is protecting America from terrorism, the Army has no legal basis to use “stop-loss” authority to keep thousands of soldiers on active duty and serving in Iraq involuntarily, according to a lawsuit filed this month in federal court. Brought on behalf of a California National […]

Slow down, you move too fast

By Curtis Shelburne Phooey! Pfui! Rats! I think I’m getting a cold. It’s still early in the experience, and I hope that maybe I just sucked up enough dust working on sheet rock last night that the dust is to blame for what feels like the beginnings of a cold. Maybe it’s not a bug […]