Compensated diseases disputed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update VA Secretary Eric Shinseki met with Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, last month to ask that he cancel a hearing on the secretary’s controversial decision to add three diseases to the list of Vietnam veteran illnesses presumed caused by exposure to Agent Orange and […]

Thursday morning briefing: grants and Hawaii Bowl

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Religion feature: Church fiesta features Hawaiian entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s annual fiesta includes games, food and live entertainment under the big tent. Freedom New Mexico Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is bringing the sights of Hawaii to Clovis for the annual Fiesta this weekend. The parish hosts the event each year as the church’s main […]

Military readiness takes precedence over environment

By Freedom Newspapers Nearly everywhere the U.S. military trains, it now finds itself fending off flanking attacks from an enemy within. These environmental extremists say they are concerned about the impacts training activities have on plants and animals, but they also undoubtedly relish the opportunity to champion two liberal causes at once, by undermining the […]

Hawaii lawyer getaway sign of litigious times

Freedom Newspapers A wire story out of Hawaii last week had all the makings of a good lawyer joke come to life. “The nation’s lawyers are coming to Hawaii,” reported The Associated Press, for an annual meeting of the American Bar Association, “and some of them apparently have no fear of sharks — unless they’re […]

Pye Jr., Marsden

Mr. Marsden M. Pye, Jr., 74, of Portales, died Oct. 6, 2005, at his home west of Portales. He was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Mae and Marsden M. Pye. He graduated valedictorian from Wattsburg High School at the age of 16. In 1948, he worked on refrigeration units at an electrical […]

Laurence Choate

Sharna Johnson Drafted, Choate says he knew it was coming, “I figured anytime.” Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Date of birth: Feb. 18, 1915 Dates of service: Oct. 1941 […]

Racially based legislation blow to national unity

Freedom Newspapers An arcane bill that might reach the U.S. Senate floor this week has garnered little attention outside of Hawaii, but if it passes it could do more to ruin race and ethnic relations in this country than anything since “separate but equal.” Known as the Akaka bill, named after Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, […]

Court ruling setback for property rights

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court, ruling last month in Lingle v. Chevron USA, made it more difficult for property owners to battle rent control and other government takings. We hope the court’s unanimous decision does not portend bad news for another major property-rights case (Kelo v. City of New London, Conn.) before the court, […]