AIG outrage shows bailouts poor choice

Freedom New Mexico Will future historians mark last week as the week in which the Obama administration unraveled prematurely? It’s too early to tell. It was, however, a week in which top officials in financial corporations and government alike came off looking especially clueless or opportunistic. One can understand outrage over American International Group (AIG), […]

Report shows New Mexico making progress on high school reforms

New Mexico is making progress in its effort to better align high school policies with college and the workforce, a report released Thursday by the education nonprofit Achieve shows. The report, Closing the Expectations Gap, shows that New Mexico has already aligned high school graduation requirements with college and career expectations, and is making progress […]

Women play significant role in agriculture

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Argen Duncan Michelle Heavyside of Greenfield Park Dairy watches a cow and newborn calf on the dairy. While Heavyside doesn’t work with the cows, she is active in dairy-related organizations, supports her husband in his dairy work and keeps up with industry issu By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The classic […]

Letter from friend shows Quay past

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist “Dear Don and Harold. We do want to express our appreciation for the High Plains history book. “Thank you!” We are still reading and discussing History of Quay Valley. (Juanita Wallis is writing this letter.) “The residents of Quay plan to take lunch, a snake-bite-kit and go make some history. […]

TRICARE cost increases proposed

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows why some military retirees and veterans could face higher out-of-pocket costs if the Obama administration and Congress take bold moves to reform the U.S. health system and to make federal health programs more efficient. Among 115 “options” presented, though not endorsed, […]

Study: More students engaging in risky behaviors

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MCT illustration The New Mexico Health and Public Education department’s Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey shows Curry County students are having sex, using alcohol and marijuana and attempting suicide at sometimes much higher rates than the state average. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A new study shows Curry County students are having sex, using […]

Getting away with murder

Staff and wire report National data shows despite the rise of DNA fingerprinting and other “CSI”-style crime-fighting wizardry, more and more people in this country are getting away with murder. FBI figures reviewed show that the homicide clearance rate, as detectives call it, dropped from 91 percent in 1963 —the first year records were kept […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cutting Garden Quilts: Fabulous Fusible Flowers by Melinda Bula was given by the Llano Estacado Quilt Guild in memory of Mary West. Using a simple, paint-by-number style process, this book shows how you can create stunning results with the help of color charts, techniques for […]

‘Swing Vote’ movie airs Friday

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The movie “Swing Vote,” a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war […]

Howdy Doody would do us all good

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big fan Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children […]