Czech president remembered as hero of liberty

Autumn 1989 was one of the most exciting times in decades. The Berlin Wall, symbol of communist tyranny, was pulled down, bringing freedom to East Germany. Other Eastern European “satellite” states of the Soviet Union — Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary among them — also achieved their freedom. People who had been enslaved under communism for 40 […]

Church honoring religious figure

Freedom New Mexico Immanuel Lutheran Church will join thousands of congregations Sunday in honoring the bicentennial of the birth of Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther during 10:30 a.m. services at the church, located at 1021 N. Prince Street. Born Oct. 25, 1811, in Saxony, Germany, Walther migrated to America in search of religious freedom. He helped […]

Two U.S. airmen killed in Frankfurt airport shooting

The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany — A man armed with a handgun attacked a bus carrying U.S. Air Force troops at Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before being taken into custody, authorities said. Boris Rhein, the top security official in the German state of Hesse where the shooting took place, […]

Unbelief wall against freedom in faith in Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The tiny country of Georgia has been in the news the last two weeks. Seems like all the events there are a difficult reminder to those of us who were raised during the Cold War era. In 1968, a friend I knew during my college days took a summer learning […]

Birthday

Cook Dorothy Cook of Roswell, formerly of Melrose, will celebrate her 90th birthday at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W. Alameda in Roswell. The celebration will be hosted by her daughter, Judy McDonald of Wiesbaden, Germany. Dorothy Cook was born Dec. 25, 1916, in Wellington, Texas. She has four children (one […]

Will, not capacity, holding U.S. back

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Does the United States have the power to eliminate terrorists and the states that support them? In terms of capacity, as opposed to will, the answer is a clear yes. Think about it. Currently, the U.S. has an arsenal of 18 Ohio class submarines. Just one submarine is loaded with […]

Different lessons often learned from history

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist BERLIN — My apartment here, located in a leafy neighborhood on the outskirts of town, overlooks Wannsee, an idyllic lake that has been frozen over for much of the winter. From my balcony, on a typical day, you can see the ice dotted with people strolling, bicycling, walking dogs, or […]

Clovis swimmer has international background

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Clovis High’s Amber Espinoza spent 3 years swimming in Germany before she moved to Clovis with her family in 2003. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis sophomore Amber Espinoza says there’s not much difference between competitive youth swimming in America and Germany. She knows from first-hand experience — she […]

Darrel D. Hornsby

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Darrel D. Hornsby Date of birth: May 21, 1919 Dates of service: 1942 to 1953 Hometown: Montoya Lives in: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Europe and Korea Branch: Army Air Corps, Air Force Rank: Captain Unit and specialty: 8th Air Force, B-17s In his words: In the heart […]

Pope could restore home country’s image

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist There has not been a pope from Germany for nearly 1,000 years, and plenty of people in Britain could have waited another 1,000. After Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected, one newspaper blared, “From Hitler Youth to Papa Ratzi,” and other tabloids trumpeted his nicknames, which include “God’s Rottweiler” and the […]

Red tape holds up citizenship request

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Helene Burnett talks about her husband Robert on Friday at her home in Clovis. Burnett, who was born is Germany, is still waiting for her U.S. Citizenship. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Helene Burnett followed her husband Robert from Wackernheim, Germany, to postings throughout the United States. She took care of their […]

Those who ‘correct’ history make it worse

Thomas Sowell Those of us who believe in the brotherhood of man have to be able to accept the negative, as well as the positive, aspects of that belief. For example, a stupid and counterproductive idea that catches the fancy of one part of the human race in one part of the world in one […]