Blair’s plan sacrifices too much freedom

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist No one really wants to fault Tony Blair as he strives to address the threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism. After one round of deadly bombings and a second round of attempted ones just two weeks apart, everyone knows that his fears are not exactly a hallucination. In this case, most […]

U.S. should take second look at foreign policy

Freedom Newspapers Beyond the shock, the anger and the mourning, beyond the sadness and sorrow over the dead and wounded is the anguish over the still unanswered questions. But first the shock. Laguna Niguel resident Sir Eldon Griffiths, a former member of the British parliament and former chairman of the World Affairs Councils of America, […]

Bombs kill at least 40

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A wounded person is taken to an ambulance at Kings Cross station, where several explosions tore through the London subway Thursday during the morning rush hour. (KRT photo: David Parry) The Associated Press LONDON — Four explosions rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending […]

Even imperfect life deserves celebrating

Freedom Newspapers Is a life marred by character flaws that ended in disappointment yet worth celebrating? In the case of John Z. DeLorean, who died earlier this month in New Jersey at the age of 80, the answer is yes with qualifications. Few of us would want to model our lives after DeLorean, but it’s […]

ENMU does Coward classic ‘Blithe Spirit’

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Anne Beck, director of Eastern New Mexico University’s production of “Blithe Spirit,” said she chose the play to bring laughter to people in a time when the national landscape is intense. “Because it was a comedy, I thought it would be appropriate and needed,” she said. Her reasons for […]

Keep hyphens in perspective

The hyphen is in its own way a noble and exceedingly useful mark of punctuation. But it pays, I think, to keep hyphens in perspective. In our present age and culture, the hyphen is all too often seen as a mark of division when it serves just as well and far more nobly as a […]

Take a virtual tour of England — it’s worth your time

Tom DiFrancesca I’ve just returned from yet another trip to Great Britain — virtually that is. At the request of my friend Jason, who works for British Tours Ltd. — I re-visited their Web site at www.britishtours.com/ and I’m glad that I did. This time, I got to roam the grounds of the Tower of […]

Dinner unites British

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The Union Jack hangs from a pool table as former British subjects gather for a pot-luck supper Wednesday at the 801 housing Community Center in Clovis. CNJ photos: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Despite spending nearly three decades in Clovis, Judith Matthews hasn’t lost her British accent or her love for her home country. […]

Cow pasture golf event offers fun for duffers

By Gary Mitchell Imagine hitting a golf ball 150 yards into a 9-foot stock tank for a hole-in-one. That will be possible during what’s being touted as the “First Annual Tee-Off for God” golf tournament at the Frio Draw Country Club north of Clovis starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 6. Never heard of the Frio […]