Hurricane one of many new experiences

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist To say this has been an eventful week here in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico would be a serious understatement. Since last Friday alone, I’ve experienced a lot of firsts in my life: My first trip to the Caribbean, my first time on an island, Cozumel to be exact, and […]

ENMU students unharmed by hurricane in Mexico

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A group of Eastern New Mexico University students who traveled to the southern tip of Mexico were unharmed after Hurricane Emily blew through the area on Monday and hit southern Texas and northeastern Mexico on Wednesday. The eye of the storm ran ashore just before dawn near San Fernando, Mexico, […]

What’s in name: Destiny? Security?

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist What’s in a name? First think about the name Fran. Each hurricane this season will be named a name. The National Weather Service will give the new hurricane a name, track its path and predict the direction it is going. Back in September 1996, hurricane Fran hit the East Coast and […]

Economists taking a step backward

by Walter E. Williams Here are a couple of newspaper headlines following Florida’s bout with hurricane disasters: n “Storms create lucrative times,” St. Petersburg Times (Sept. 30, 2004); n and “Economic growth from hurricanes could outweigh costs,” USA Today (Sept. 27, 2004). The writers might have been listening to economists like Steve Cochrane, director of […]

Tracking hurricane made easy with Internet

By Tom DiFrancesca: Internet Safari A few months ago, when I started telling folks in Clovis that I was moving to Florida, almost invariably one of the first responses would be “But what about all of the hurricanes?” My response was always “What hurricanes?” For at the time there was nothing brewing in the Gulf […]