No answer is wrong

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Ex-guv easy target

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton has some fun at the expense of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link:

And the winner is …

Now that cnjonline.com readers have learned to use our new system to leave online comments, seems like we should recognize the best players. And so each Monday, we will present a “Player of the Week Award,” for a comment that strikes our fancy. We’ll be looking for witty, responsible, helpful viewpoints. This week’s winner is […]

A few comments on comments

Three online reports have generated dozens of reader comments in recent weeks. That’s good, Editor David Stevens reports, but we do have a few rules. Check out his Web log: Falling, With Style • • • Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez. To access it, click […]

This is place for inspiration

Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez. To access it, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Bible verse of the day • • • Humor columnist Argus Hamilton remembers Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto and Jack Kennedy in today’s column: To access the column, click […]

A blizzard to remember

Frank Dalton shares his most memorable cold-weather experience: “I remember a blizzard when I was about 5 (that) covered our ranch in northern New Mexico. When it broke I could walk over a five-wire barbed-wire fence. Dad spent days on horseback looking for cattle. Tractors were the only way to get around for nearly two […]

Rudy Kumar: ‘Transparent government’ needed

If Rudy Kumar is elected mayor, he says he will rarely support meeting in executive session. “Politicians are public servants, so we need to have a transparent government. That’s what democracy is all about,” he wrote in an e-mail. See what else he has to say about public access to government information on Editor David […]

Kingsville sweeps Eastern hoopsters

Texas A&M-Kingsville swept Eastern New Mexico University in a basketball doubleheader Wednesday in Kingsville, Texas. The Kingsville women beat the Zias 66-62 while Javelinas beat the Greyhounds 74-65. Eastern hosts rival West Texas A&M in a doubleheader Saturday in Portales. • • • Ethics reform should be at the top of the list of priorities […]

Senators issue press release on “Air Force Roadmap”

U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are reviewing the mission impact of a new “Air Force Roadmap.” The report indicates the types of missions and aircraft that could be deployed at New Mexico Air Force bases. The “More Features” section below provides access to the senators’ information. Highlight “Press Releases.” • • • Steve […]

One vote for Sunday alcohol sales

Wendel Sloan has this to say about Clovis’ March 4 election regarding Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants: “I don’t see why Sundays should be treated differently than any other day. What if my religion held Friday nights to be sacred? Would Clovis residents give up Friday night lights for my beliefs?” • • • Want […]

That championship season?

Following a 77-61 win over Eldorado on Tuesday night, the Clovis Wildcats are 15-0 this basketball season. Could this be the city’s best team ever? Clovis has won four New Mexico Activities Association state boys’ basketball championships – in 1930, 1951, 1953 and in 1979. • • • This week’s Web poll asks about the […]

Airwave auction might actually benefit consumers

By Freedom New Mexico An auction early next year of part of the wireless spectrum could well represent a great benefit to consumers, and actually precipitate a new wave of innovation in Internet technology and use. We would quickly point out, however, that the host of the auction is the Federal Communications Commission, which has […]

Internet service tax will hinder online growth

By Freedom New Mexico Congress has an opportunity to permanently ban Internet taxes, but it had better act fast. The temporary moratorium instituted in 1998 and extended twice since then expires Nov. 1. We hope Congress has the courage to take advantage of its opportunity, but if lawmakers are tardy, prepare to see a feeding […]

Terminally ill deserve chance to try new drugs

By Freedom Newspapers The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit apparently believes that bureaucracies can and do have power so absolute that they trump the traditional right of free people to control their own bodies and try to protect their own lives. If that’s not the case, it’s difficult to see how […]

Press must be government watchdog

By Robert Trapp: Columnist Community advocates, activists, volunteers and journalists with true grit will celebrate National Sunshine Week today through Saturday. The week is set aside annually to celebrate our freedom to access information under the U.S. Constitution and enlighten the public of its rights to access the records it owns and public bodies it […]

Forgetfulness sign of brain overload

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist What kind of a child forgets their own parents’ wedding anniversary? A self-centered, ungrateful, spoiled brat, right? Or in my case, a normally organized and occasionally thoughtful daughter suffering from brain overload. Yes, I’m guilty as charged. Line me up before the firing squad. But I have a perfectly justifiable […]

Decision reminder government funds come with strings

Freedom Newspapers Despite all the legal analysis in Chief Justice John Roberts’ 21-page opinion, announced Monday, in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (FAIR), it’s hard to resist the notion that it comes down to this: He who pays the piper calls the tune. When the military decided early in the Clinton administration […]

Officials say bank transition smooth

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Access Bank is now officially the First Community Bank and banking officials said customers will notice the transition, but they’re confidentcustomers will only experience minor inconveniences. Linda Wedeen, senior vice president of First Community Bank, said the Access Banks in Portales and Clovis officially became First Community Banks in January. […]

9/9 Local Roundup

Access Anytime acquired by First State Access Anytime Bancorp has been acquired by First State Bancorporation in a tax-free, stock-for-stock trade. According to Access Bank CEO Norm Corzine, First State will be honoring all employee contracts and Access Bank customers won’t “recognize the transition.” Corzine said loan customers can look forward to having access to […]

Other High Court rulings signal change for better

Freedom Newspapers If you, like us, are mourning the U.S. Supreme Court’s egregious eminent domain ruling that virtually gives fat-cat developers title to your home, there was some good news from the high court. One ruling allows music producers to go after the pirates who allow everyone and his brother, sister, aunt and uncle to […]