Vigil held for injured Clovis soldier

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cassie Smith, second from right, sister-in-law of Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr., takes part in a prayer vigil Wednesday for Smith at Central Baptist Church. Smith was critically injured July 15 while serving in Afghanistan. Nearly 60 attended the vigil. Sharna Johnson Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale “D.J.” […]

Help finding mystery lady sought

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico A Maryland man, researching his father-in-law’s World War II experiences, has bumped into a mystery woman from Clovis. Bob Kenney, of Potomac, Md., reports Marsh Teets was a bomber pilot stationed at Clovis Army Air Base from April to June 1943. While here, Teets became infatuated with […]

Wal-Mart ruling a victory against government interference

A federal judge ruled last week that the state of Maryland can’t use health insurance laws to punish Wal-Mart. The state law in question would have required nongovernmental employers with 10,000 or more workers to spend at least 8 percent of payroll on health care or pay the difference in taxes, according to The Associated […]

Rep. Pearce: Research lab move could be costly

The Associated Press WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE — The Pentagon’s recommendation to move the Army Research Laboratory from White Sands Missile Range to Maryland could prove costly, Rep. Steve Pearce said. “I think it’s going to create a higher operating expense rather than a neutral one,” Pearce, R-N.M., said. The laboratory was on the Pentagon’s […]

NM not only state with crummy motto

By Ned Cantwell “Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent.” That is Latin, I’m sure you realize, for “Other people’s things are more pleasing to us, and ours to other people.” Well, maybe. When it comes to state mottos, maybe not. The motto of the state of New Mexico is hardly pleasing to anyone. On the […]

Thank lobbyists for minimum gas prices

Walter Williams A couple of weeks ago, heading down to George Mason University, I pulled into my favorite Wawa gasoline station just off the Bel Air, Md., exit on I-95 South. At each of the 20 gasoline pumps, there was a sign posted that Wawa would no longer dispense free coffee to its gasoline customers. […]