Chavez’ grasp for dictatorship becomes reality

By Freedom Newspapers The Venezuelan National Assembly confirmed what has been in the works for more than a month: President Hugo Chavez, an avowed socialist who sees Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as his role model, has been handed virtually unlimited power to rule by decree for the next 18 months. This new era of what […]

Nobel winner expands upon basic economics

By Freedom Newspapers We were holding out, and we still are, for Gordon Tullock. He’s the economist who worked so closely with James Buchanan (who already has his Nobel) in the development of “public choice” economics, which put academic meat on the common-sense observation that government employees are guided by personal and institutional self-interest rather […]

Day trips: Railroading memorabilia abounds at Clovis museum

Compiled by William P. Thompson Remember playing with choo-choo trains when you were a kid? You can rediscover the fun of model railroads at the Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum. The depot has been restored to the same condition it was in the 1950’s. An operating telegraph station is inside and there are plenty […]

Mice can spoil car’s panache

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was 20, I didn’t know the meaning of the word “panache,” but I went looking for it anyway. As far as I knew, it meant class with flair. Certain movie stars had it — Tyrone Power and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. — and so did roosters in my mother’s […]

12/29 Student Profile

Benjamin Mousseau is a senior at the Clovis High School. He is the son of Sheryl and Marcel Mousseau. Who is invited to your fantasy dinner and why? Charles Darwin to discuss the theory of evolution, Plato to discuss the theories of life, and Jesus Christ to discuss religion. What is so great about your […]

Miller, Clement Frank “Jim”

Clement Miller Services: Have been held. Mr. Clement Frank “Jim” Miller, 71, of Clovis died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 13, 1932, in Toronto, Canada, to Clement and Gwendoline Clark Miller. A communications supervisor for the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1971, he received a […]