Jan. 25, 2009 Engagements

Britain-Riley Ricky and Sherrie Britain of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla JoAnn Britain of Clovis to Cage Win Riley of Clovis. He is the son of Russell and Elainea Riley of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows March, 28, 2009, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. A reception will […]

Blair gracefully pulls back from power

By Freedom Newspapers British Prime Minister Tony Blair, after weeks of speculation and leaks about when exactly it would come, has announced he is stepping down as leader of the Labor Party and therefore as prime minister — as of June 27. As the longest-serving prime minister besides Margaret Thatcher in recent British history, he […]

Terrorist plot thwarted

LONDON (AP) — British authorities said Thursday they thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, averting what police described as “mass murder on an unimaginable scale.” Police arrested 21 people, saying they were confident they captured the main suspects in what U.S. […]

Free market more likely to improve emissions cuts

Freedom Newspapers The United States is often portrayed as an ecological villain for declining to sign the fabled Kyoto treaty on climate change and greenhouse gases. But a British think tank reports that Britain and Sweden are the only countries in Europe that have met their commitment under the treaty to cut their emissions of […]

Text-speak books latest in stupidization

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Do u lk bks? I lk bks lotz. Dats y dis sux. OK, I’ll stop now. The copy editor is giving me the stank eye. If you are below a certain age, the foregoing is probably clear as Aruban seas. If you are above that same age, it is likely […]

Zias notch win over Chaparrals

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ENMU freshman Rhea Wortman places a kill between the defense of Lubbock Christian’s Ashley Dyer (left) and Noelle Christensen in the second game of Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Facing a fifth game for the second consecutive match, the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Chaparrals defeat Zias

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Kenee Carter and Meagan Kamplain each collected 11 kills Tuesday night as Lubbock Christian cruised past Eastern New Mexico University 30-19, 30-22, 30-19 in women’s college volleyball. Setter Noelle Christensen added 18 assists for the Chaparrals (7-2). The Zias (0-3), who led only briefly early in the third game, were led […]

Vixens cruise into 1A semifinals

Eric Butler ROSWELL — If Thursday’s Class 1A volleyball quarterfinals at Roswell High were a case of “anything you can do, I can do better,” Fort Sumner (21-4) showed it was equally as impressive as two-time defending state champion Des Moines. In stifling Carrizozo (16-7), Fort Sumner geared up for Friday’s semifinals against the undefeated […]

Young Vixens think they may contend again

By Eric Butler FORT SUMNER — With no seniors on this year’s squad and possibly needing time to integrate two of the state’s top small school athletes into the system, Fort Sumner’s volleyball team has the makings of a powerhouse in 2004. But don’t forget about this year. The Vixens returns several key players for […]