Islam now state religion across Iraq

Freedom New Mexico One of the more unfortunate consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the virtual decimation of the already-small Christian community in Iraq. Christians were hardly immune from persecution under Saddam Hussein, but since they constituted less than 3 percent of the population and were not a threat to the regime, […]

Press release: USAF proposes low altitude tactical training area

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force is seeking input regarding its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of establishing a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The LATN would provide airspace to operate C-130 and CV-22 aircraft for […]

Health reform will have dire consequences

Freedom New Mexico During the debates on federalized health care, there was no shortage of people projecting the negative consequences of such a policy. Those consequences are beginning to be realized. Two of the country’s largest insurance providers, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield, already have stopped issuing new coverage for children and other plans. […]

Education cuts have dire consequences

By Dennis Roach As the state Legislature deliberates over New Mexico’s budget shortfall, I have frequently heard the statement, “Every program must take its share of cuts.” This statement assumes every program is of equal value, and has an equal return for our future benefit, an idea which is far from the truth. On the […]

Credit reform penalizing responsible

Freedom New Mexico We noted in August the unintended consequences in the wake of Washington’s reform legislation to protect consumers from credit card interest rate hikes and penalties. Congress had restricted changes in credit card terms, citing complaints about high rates and penalty fees. Even before the first wave of new regulations went into effect, […]

Consequences of illiteracy far reaching

Freedom New Mexico Here’s an angle the seemingly innumerable town hall meetings have yet to explore: Illiteracy can be hazardous to your health. In 2004, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality issued a report saying that lower-than-average reading skills lead to $73 billion in unnecessary medical expenses every year. It seems people who struggle […]

Consequences will always follow us

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist An illustration that I remember my preacher father using during his ministry is a good lesson on reaping what one sows. The story goes that a farmer in a rural area posted a “No Trespassing” sign on one of his fields because some rambunctious neighbor boys had been cavorting […]

Officials warn of consequences for underage drinking

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer High school graduation marks passage into the adult world, but law enforcement and parent groups want teens to remember it isn’t a license to drink. It is common for police to spend their time responding to parties the night of local graduation and even the weekends before and after, […]

Nudge-ocrats have own agenda

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Ideas do have consequences and this is quite evident with the current administration’s adoption of what has been labeled — or mislabeled — “libertarian paternalism.” Two political economists, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein,

Being ‘dazzled’ has consequences

Some city people talk about country folks as if they “fell off a turnip truck.” I hate to admit it, but I’m thinking maybe they have a point — in certain situations. When I was 12, my 15-year old city-raised cousin, Leela, spent the summer with my family. She was totally grown up — and […]

Scaring kids leads to scary consequences

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist You’re not supposed to scare little kids.

May 18, 1939

Clovis officials were making plans for the fifth annual Pioneer Days Celebration … Frank Martin’s Shop, at 1109 W. Seventh, specialized in sharpening lawnmowers, axes and knives. … Clovis Livestock Sales were promising a horse, mule and cattle sale every Wednesday. … And Clovis’ Chris Dudley, a retired sales clerk, was born in Arrey, near […]

Space travel means one pricey ticket

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist George Bush, the first and arguably the brighter George Bush, first spoke in 1987 about “the vision thing.” The vision thing. It’s the concept of looking past my tiny world and dreaming of what could be. I don’t have the vision thing. Noting my inability to project beyond current reality […]

T-or-C sporting Santa Fe’s art scene

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I decided to go to Truth or Consequences for her birthday last weekend. Because she is a Pisces, the astrological fish sign, she must dip herself in natural water every year so she won’t lose her mermaid skills. Actually, I just made that up. […]

Wilson, Franz

Franz Wilson Services: Have been held. Franz Harvey Wilson, 65, of Caballo, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Jan. 29, 1940, in Longdale, Okla., to Buck Lowe and Josie Bell Chaloupek Wilson. He earned an associate degree in wastewater management. He was a resident of the Caballo […]

Breech, Donald

Donald Breech Services: Have been held. Donald Richard Breech, 70 of Elephant Butte, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Winterhaven, Calif., to Donald Todd and Esther Tinsley Breech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the former […]

Hawks, Jimmy

Jimmy Hawks Services: Have been held. Mr. Jimmy Hawks, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, near Moriarty. He was born on Oct. 31. 1944, in Portales, to Johnny Pauline and Jimmy Hillman Hawks. He made his home in Portales until 1956 when he moved to Truth or Consequences. He graduated from Hot Springs […]

Janos, JoAnn

JoAnn Janos Services: Have been held. JoAnn Janos, 67, of Truth or Consequences died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at her home. She was born on April 25, 1936, in Clovis to J.A. and Elizabeth Morrow. She was a retired escrow company office manager and a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death […]

Stevens, Johnny A.

Johnny Allen Stevens Services: No service will be held at this time. Johnny Allen Stevens, 57, of Truth or Consequences died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 18, 1946, in Hot Springs, to John Lee and Dorothy Marie Martin Stevens. He was a retired meter reader for PNM Gas […]

Grider, Imogene

Imogene Grider Services: Have been held. Mrs. Imogene Grider, 76, of Clovis, a telephone operator, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1926, in Reed, Okla. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1943 and then married Glen Grider on Nov. 18, 1943. They moved to […]