Random thoughts on the passing scene

Thomas Sowell If you have a right to respect, that means other people don’t have a right to their own opinions. My computer operating system is so out of date that people don’t even write viruses for it any more. If the debate among candidates for governor of California did nothing else, it gave a […]

Shipp, Bill

Bill Shipp Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Shipp, 77, of Cheshire, Ore., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Cheshire, Ore. He was born on May 19, 1926, in Portales, to Madora and Joseph H. Shipp. He grew up in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II . He married Ysletta […]

Internet should be kept free from taxation

Freedom Newspapers There’s good and bad news on the Internet tax front. The good news is that H.R. 49, the Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act, is moving through Congress. It is the successor to the 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act, which banned taxes on Internet services until it expires Oct. 31. H.R. 49 passed the House […]

Caring for needy society’s duty, not government

Freedom Newspapers Each of the three major religions in this country, and no doubt many of the lesser-known religions, have within their doctrines a command for man to care for the poor and less fortunate among us. Historically, houses of worship also have been places where those in need could go for solace. However, in […]

Cosby’s comedy comes to Canyon

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Actor/comedian Bill Cosby is a multiple-Emmy and Grammy Awards winner. Courtesy photo. Helena Rodriguez America’s favorite TV dad and premiere comedian is expected to bring a sell-out crowd to West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Bill Cosby’s performance is slated for 7 p.m. (Central time) on Oct. 9, inside the University Event Center in Canyon. […]

Cones, Bill

Bill Cones Services: Have been held. Bill Cones, 93, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at his home following an illness. He was born July 4, 1910, in Norwood, Mo., to John W. and Louanna Tennesse Akers Cones. His parents homesteaded northeast of Newkirk in 1912 where they made their home until 1947. […]

Williams, Carl

Carl Williams Services: Have been held. Mr. Carl D. Williams, 80, of Clovis, a cattle buyer and a farmer/rancher, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 18, 1923, in Elmer, Okla., to Oral and Willie Cook Williams. He married Anna Gressett on June 29, 1942, […]

Franks, Bill

Bill Franks Services: Have been Mr. W.R. “Bill” Franks, 78, of Fort Sumner, a businessman, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to William McKinley Franks and Fay Underwood. He graduated from White Deer High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where […]

Ingham, Fern

Fern Ingham Services: Have been held. Mrs. Fern Ingham, 86, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on April 12, 1917, in Washburn, Texas, to Frances and John J. Grimes. She grew up in the Washburn area. She graduated from high school in Dumas, Texas. […]

Governor answers chef, water questions

By Ned Cantwell Gov. Bill Richardson does not, as this column alleged a few weeks ago, sit around all day eating Cheez-its. That was ugly, mean, and just plain wrong. Gov. Richardson sits around all day eating potato chips. No, not really. The governor doesn’t sit around all day at all. He works like a […]