Letters to the Editor: Global warming poses heated threat

I have to respond to Brett Johnson’s column, “Take doomsayers with grain of dust” from April 15. Yes, I did know snow was expected on March 30 (and ice and snow on more recent weekends.) Our local weather forecasters keep me well informed and I appreciate their efforts. As for Johnson’s warning of doomsayers, I […]

Take doomsayers with grain of dust

By Guest Columnist: Brett Johnson The April 6 CNJ article “Dusty days may be ahead” made me laugh. Am I the only person who watches the weather forecast to see how far the weatherperson will miss it? For instance how about the snow we had on March 30? Did anyone get an advance notice about […]

EPA ruling won’t help warming, citizens’ wallets

By Freedom Newspapers The standard argument deploring judicial activism is that all too often interested parties who have failed to achieve their political objectives through the legislative process or by petitioning administrative or regulatory agencies turn to the courts to try to get what they have failed to get through the political process. This argument […]

Gore’s global warming warning goes to extremes

By Freedom Newspapers Former Vice President Al Gore returned to Washington on Wednesday to whip up global warming hysteria, calling on Congress to cut greenhouse gases 90 percent by 2050 and impose new taxes on carbon emissions. “I know the phrase sounds shrill,” was Gore’s own understated assessment of his testimony before the House Energy […]

Hollywood not totally unbiased

By Anita Doberman: Columnist It’s always fun to watch the Academy Awards, if only to see celebrities’ faces when they win, and especially when they lose. There is the teary acceptance speech, always a favorite for me. A few years ago Halle Berry was almost incoherent, and I still got choked up. There’s watching the […]

Entrepreneurial spirit lacking in America

By Freedom Newspapers Our nation was founded by people risking their lives to personally profit. They became people who risked their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to establish a never-before-attempted form of governance, also for individual and mutual profit. America emerged as the world leader in innovation, risk-taking and optimism, the most profitable country on […]

Winning the global war still our number one priority

Gen. T. Michael Moseley To the Airmen of the United States Air Force We’re at a critical juncture for the united States Air Force and the Department of Defense – a transition period that will shape the Nation’s security for a generation or more. Tomorrow’s Air Force must be and will be more agile, more […]

‘Be proud of what you bring to the fight’

Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander, addresses personnel at the First Term Airman Center during his visit to Cannon Aug. 15 and 16. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals 12th AF commander tours Cannon, addresses troops Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander, paid his first […]

2/21 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of January: • KDA Construction Inc. Type: General contractor Owner: Douglas Sproul Location: Fairview Ind. • Global Spectrum Type: General contractor Owner: Global Spectrum LP Location: 3601 S Broad St. • Beth Hovey Accounting Type: Accountant Owner: Beth Hovey Location: 815 […]

Global warming issue deserves closer inspection

Freedom Newspapers Tree worshippers and wood nymphs will take this news hard, but scientists are increasingly pointing to forests as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. This challenges the widely held belief that mankind is the primary cause of the problem and that we can slow the rate of climate change, and offset industrial […]

Bush shouldn’t accept blame for nature

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist President Bush, in his post-Hurricane Katrina address to the nation, said, “And to the extent that the federal government didn’t fully do its job right, I take responsibility.” Accepting the blame for the federal response is one thing, but I hope he doesn’t shoulder the blame for the hurricane itself. […]

Disasters, catastrophes bring lessons

Helena Rodriguez I rarely watch Christian television. When I do it’s during what I hope are rare, double-take moments, such as when I caught tele-evangelist Pat Robertson as he was advocating to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. As I was recently channel surfing, something on Christian TV made my hands freeze on the remote again. […]

Bombing victim leaves legacy of compassion

Freedom Newspapers Looking at photographs on various Web sites of the smiling 28-year-old California blonde with more than a hint of impish good humor in her eyes, it is difficult to believe such a person could be dead. But Marla Ruzicka, who had spent much of her time in Iraq since 2003 working on behalf […]

Global Hawk might disappoint field soldiers

Freedom Newspapers I t’s an all-too-familiar story in the history of weapons-development programs. Somebody hatches a bright new idea for keeping the U.S. military on the cutting edge. The program promises to soar, until everyone in the Pentagon demands a piece of the action, piling so many bells and whistles on the bright idea that […]

Disaster flick relies on special effects

Ben Kessler: Ben to the movies A little anecdote: I walked into the theater to purchase my ticket and asked the lady behind the counter, “Can I have a ticket for ‘The Day After Tomorrow?’” To which she replied with a wry smile, “Sorry, we don’t sell advance tickets.” I thought I’d share that with […]

Official votes self off of committee

By Jack King The Curry County Commission voted Tuesday to remove Commissioner Tim Ashley from the county special events subcommittee — an action initiated by the Ashley himself, who even seconded the motion. Ashley said Tuesday he had been the subject of controversy last year, when a group of country residents asked District Attorney Brett […]

Overcrowded jail still a drain on county resources

By Jack King Budget problems and the financial demands of the adult detention center continue to raise concerns at a Curry County Commission meeting Tuesday. The commission turned down a request by Plains Regional Medical Center to increase the county’s contribution to the sole community provider program, citing budget concerns and a deficit in the […]

More studies on global warming theory needed

It’s time for a cool and collected second look at the global warming theory. The conviction that the world is dangerously overheating as a result of human activities has Chicken Littles everywhere all aflutter, and demanding that the Bush administration remake the U.S. economy in an effort to prevent disaster. But before we embark on […]