Clovis chooses Kerry

By Jack King Curry County Democrats voted overwhelmingly for John Kerry Tuesday, giving the Massachusetts senator more than half the total county vote. Kerry received 493 out of 917 votes cast by Democrats in Curry County’s two polling places, the Bruce King Building in Clovis and Melrose’s city hall. John Edwards received 135; Wesley Clark […]

Democratic race only has a leader, not a clear winner

Freedom Newspapers And the Democratic candidates are rounding the first corner. During the past week the Iowa caucuses winnowed the field while mixing up the Democratic presidential positions. Today’s New Hampshire primary could well change the dynamics again as different issues come to the fore. Tight-fisted voters in New Hampshire are likely to focus more […]

Caucus is a new circus with the same clowns

Editorial Anyone who couldn’t understand why former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, the one-time front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, received a paltry 18 percent vote in the Iowa caucuses need only to have listened to the candidate after his third-place finish. Dean, red-faced and determined, shook his arms, pointed, and vowed to fight state after […]

Purcell, Jeanetta Kerry

JEANETTA KERRY PURCELL Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jeanetta Kerry Purcell, 80, of Portales, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at her home. She was born on April 23, 1923, in Olustee, Jackson County, Okla., to Lena McAlpine Arnold and Ben Arnold. She married Delbert Leland Purcell on Aug. 28, 1940, in Portales. They moved to […]

Candidate can’t stay ‘Mr. Both Ways’

Mona Charen Sen. John Kerry announced his run for the presidency surrounded by no fewer than eight American flags and eight veterans of the Vietnam War. The strains of “Anchors Aweigh” (which The New York Times story rendered as ‘Anchors Away’) welcomed the candidate to the podium. Kerry’s Web site likewise emphasizes the senator’s military […]