Wilson supports Air Force delay of procurement changes

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said Friday a delay in Air Force plans to consolidate procurement operations is a good thing for small businesses in New Mexico. Wilson’s comments came during a public meeting she organized so the Air Force could brief New Mexico business leaders about its plans. The Air Force […]

Primary votes certified

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer After two meetings and eight days, final vote totals from last week’s primary election were certified during a special meeting Wednesday of the Curry County Commission. County officials said software problems incurred during the election delayed canvassing of the more than 4,100 votes in party races for county and […]

DeLay’s legacy largely of debt, big government

Freedom Newspapers Seen from a liberty perspective of the American people, Rep. Tom DeLay’s career was a failure. The Texas Republican, undergoing a trial for alleged ethics violations, announced this week that he would not seek re-election this fall. There’s no doubt Rep. DeLay is a talented, tough political infighter. He is a major reason […]

Road safety main factor in snow days

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is not often that Mother Nature wreaks havoc — in the form of snow and ice — on eastern New Mexico. But when and if she does, Clovis Municipal Schools will be prepared, according to school officials. Whether or not to bestow its approximate 8,000 students with a […]

Demoting DeLay could be good for GOP’s image

Freedom Newspapers We suspect the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will sooner or later be exposed as a politically motivated prosecution. But whether DeLay is found guilty or exonerated, we believe his demotion will be a good thing for the Grand Old Party. No one likes to see a good and honest person […]

Republican leaders need wake-up call

Mona Charen Perhaps you’ve heard the one about the 700 firefighters from a variety of states who volunteered to do rescue work following Hurricane Katrina? They sat in a hotel room in Atlanta for days getting sexual harassment training from FEMA officials. No joke. Note to Republicans eager to shovel new money at federal agencies: […]

Ina Derrick-Delay, Ina

Ina Derrick-Delay Services: Have been held. Ina V. Derrick-Delay, 81, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 4, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born April 13, 1924, to Harvey and Lula Bell Vowell Belyeu in Haskell, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank […]

GOP could use new leadership in Congress

Freedom Newspapers It’s a sad sign of how starved Republicans in the House of Representatives are for leadership that they continue to rally around Majority Leader Tom DeLay, even as doubts deepen about the ethics of the former Texas exterminator whose delicate touch earned him the nickname “The Hammer.” For the sake of the party […]

Rep. DeLay probe reeks of politics

By Mona Charen The first thing that crossed my mind when ethics charges were lodged against Rep. Tom DeLay was, “I wish Mary McGrory were still alive.” McGrory, the pungent liberal columnist who died last April at the age of 85, was, improbably enough, a Tom DeLay fan. Why did this scourge of Nixon and […]

Ethical standards enforcement rests with the voters

Freedom Newspapers How one views the ethics controversy swirling around House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican, greatly depends on one’s visceral reaction to the man himself. He’s one of those polarizing figures people either love or hate. But emotions shouldn’t cloud our judgment about what this case is all about. We have no […]