Terrorist plot thwarted

LONDON (AP) — British authorities said Thursday they thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, averting what police described as “mass murder on an unimaginable scale.” Police arrested 21 people, saying they were confident they captured the main suspects in what U.S. […]

Anderson, Richard “Andy”

Richard L. “Andy” Anderson, 70, of the Rhea community and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at BSA Hospital in Amarillo. He was born June 6, 1935, in Drayton, N.D., to Dave and Ann Durheim Anderson. He married Velta Knight on Dec. 2, 1955, in Farwell. He served in the U.S. Air Force […]

3/26 Engagements

London/Smith Glen and Rena London of Friona and Susan London of Amarillo announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cassie Jo London of Friona, to Raymond Smith of Clovis. He is the son of Dale and Andy Smith of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 29 at the home […]

Miracles: Area residents recount unexplainable events

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The Rev. Steve Brown, working Friday on drywall at the Matt: 25 Hope Center in Clovis, said he attributes the miracle he witnessed to God. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The night was dark and the highway seemingly empty. Two men inside a truck had the radio on and the […]

Can Europe maintain its identity?

By Mona Charen: CNJ columnist LONDON — They are so obliging, the Brits. On nearly every crosswalk, painted alerts on the streets warn visitors to “look left” or “look right” depending upon whether you’ve come to a one-way or two-way street. Even with these cautions, we’ve had a couple of close shaves with cars making […]

Tribe mentality disguises individual wrongs

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist LONDON — The little hotel, Sanctuary House, where I stayed this time was located, unbeknownst to me, just the other side of the New Scotland Yard. So when I arrived Thursday after my flight from New York, I felt some relief. Terrorists probably will not do their vicious deeds in […]

U.S. should take second look at foreign policy

Freedom Newspapers Beyond the shock, the anger and the mourning, beyond the sadness and sorrow over the dead and wounded is the anguish over the still unanswered questions. But first the shock. Laguna Niguel resident Sir Eldon Griffiths, a former member of the British parliament and former chairman of the World Affairs Councils of America, […]

Terrorism hits home for some residents

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A young Londoner in the 1980s, Claire Burroughes remembers the subway system of the famous city vividly. The underground transportation system, known as the “tube,” is the fastest and most convenient way to travel from the suburbs to the city, and within the city itself, said Burroughes. “It is […]

Bombs kill at least 40

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A wounded person is taken to an ambulance at Kings Cross station, where several explosions tore through the London subway Thursday during the morning rush hour. (KRT photo: David Parry) The Associated Press LONDON — Four explosions rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending […]

Proposed shutdown of submarine base scrutinized

By Dave Montgomery: Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON — The chairman of the nation’s base-closing review commission on Tuesday questioned the Navy’s proposed closure of the New London Submarine Base, suggesting that the massive transfer of personnel and resources to the Kings Bay Submarine Base in Georgia could overwhelm the southern installation. The proposed shutdown of […]