Aid necessary in ‘Pursuit of Happyness’

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what our United States Constitution guarantees. However, the “happiness” is the tricky part because it’s an inalienable right that is not guaranteed. One must pursue it. It’s this pursuit of happiness that brings a grown man to tears in the moving big-screen […]

Localizing relief would provide better disaster aid

Editorial I t’s a good thing that, in defiance of most of the predictions and of all the alarmists who tried to link nasty hurricanes to global warming, we had a relatively mild hurricane season this year. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency had been called upon to deal with a disaster this year, it […]

Call for more aid for Africa will not help

By Walter E. Williams : syndicated columnist British Prime Minister Tony Blair, along with other G-8 leaders, have called for the doubling of foreign aid to African nations by 2010. The idea that foreign aid is a route out of poverty and political instability is not only bankrupted but a cruel and evil hoax as […]

Former CCC prez talks new position

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure bowed down from that position last August to become New Mexico’s first secretary of higher education. The Odessa, Texas, native oversees a staff of 33, which is expected to grow by 13 positions in the next year, she said. In April 2005, […]

Local boy helps raise money for resident’s heart transplant

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First-grader Daniel Claypoole, 6, fills cups with Kool-Aid to raise money for Jim Whary, of Clovis, who is waiting for a heart transplant. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer His white T-shirt covered in pink splotches and splashes, his lips outlined with cherry red stains, a Clovis first-grader spent most of […]

Reforms should streamline, not add bureaucracy

Freedom Newspapers After a series of audits and hearings after the 2004 hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency promised it would have its management and accounting systems in better order for 2005. So it is difficult to put much faith in similar promises this year, given the disaster in New Orleans. Perhaps the best […]

Education feature: Officials say timing important when applying for college

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Clovis High School senior Mary Cate Burns, right, receives help Wednesday from senior class councilor Diane Tunnell at the school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Procrastination and college preparation don’t mix, according to many college officials. The bulk of college deadlines for the fall semester have already passed, college officials […]

8/4 Education Digest

CCC holding aid awareness workshop The Clovis Community College hopes to increase awareness of the world of financial aid through two Aug. 8th workshops, according to a CCC press release. The workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The workshops will outline procedures for […]

Reform would aid Africa more than money

Freedom Newspapers President Bush is likely to have a tough time at the G-8 summit meeting this week. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is president this year of the group of political leaders from the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Japan and Russia, wants to focus on global warming and, as […]

Legal help for poor stretched thin

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — One of New Mexico’s largest organizations for getting legal help to the poor plans to lay off up to a fifth of its work force because of budget cuts or shortfalls. Legal Aid of New Mexico has announced it will lay off at least 10 and perhaps as many […]