Constitutional power questionable

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Each year since 2004, on Sept. 17, we commemorate the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 American statesmen. The legislation creating Constitution Day was fathered by Sen. Robert Byrd and requires federal agencies and federally funded schools, including universities, to have some kind of educational program on the […]

Creative thinking must be protected

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Huey Long, the fabled Louisiana populist governor and senator, had no special reverence for intellectuals and generally did his best to sound like an unlettered hayseed. But during his time in power, he poured money into Louisiana State University. His inspiration came from 18th-century Prussian ruler Frederick the Great, whom […]

Local girls succeed at pageant

By Kristelle Siarza: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Kalila Pack succeed at her goal to make friends at last weekend’s Miss New Mexico American Co-ed Queen pageant. A student at Clovis Christian School, Kalila also took home third place in the Sweetheart Division in her first pageant. “She’s a little diva,” said Elizabeth Pack, Kalila’s mom. […]

Madison Chanel Easley

Madison Chanel Easley, infant, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 8, 2005, in Clovis, to Lamont Dickson and Angela Easley. She is survived by her father and mother of Clovis; her grandparents, James and Louine Easley of Clovis, Jackie Dickson of Clovis […]

Lippolt, Evelyn

Evelyn M. Neumeister Lippolt, 90, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Madison, Wisc. She was born on May 15, 1914, to Frank and Ida (Douglas) Dann. Lippolt worked many years for the Bormans clothing store and LaFollette High School before retiring in 1979. She was a long time member of Lake Edge United Church of […]

Winn, Madison A.

Madison A. Winn Services: Have been held. Madison “Mack” Winn, 88, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Fort Bayard Veterans Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 17, 1916, in Fort Stockton, Texas, to William Everett Winn and the former Mary Jane Arthur. He was raised in Yeso, where he attended school. […]

Evidence shows Constitution mistreated

Walter Williams I’d like to enlist the services of my fellow Americans with a bit of detective work. Let’s start off with hard evidence. The Federalist Papers were a set of documents written by John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to persuade the 13 states to ratify the Constitution. In one of those papers, […]