Reporter’s Notebook: Pageant newcomer succeeds

A relative newcomer to pageantry from Clovis walked away with four crowns, in the 7-9 year-old category the 2008 New Mexico State Universal Pageant last weekend in Albuquerque.Monica Romero, 8, of Clovis was crowned most beautiful, best portfolio, most photogenic and best talent, according to Maggie Chavez, state director for the Universal Miss Pageant.She sang […]

One-size-fits-all mentality troublesome

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist Most years I do a lot of international traveling and make some observations in light of topics of current interest. So on recent trips, for example to Argentina, Chile and South Africa, I noticed how in most airports and establishments of various kinds smoking tends to be banned, either by […]

Universal health care is forced health care

Thomas Sowell: Syndicated columnist A huge headline on the front of a recent issue of the New York Times Magazine said more than they intended: “Now Are We Ready to Talk About Health Care?” Inside was an article with the same title by Hillary Clinton. The casual arrogance of that question is staggering. We talked […]