Hinkley: Least dangerous man on earth

Steve Chapman Forty years later, there are still unanswered questions about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But one is unanswered only because it has never been asked: If Lee Harvey Oswald were alive today, would we let him walk the streets a free man? The question hasn’t been considered because it seems preposterous to […]

Sniper trial brings death penalty back in spotlight

Freedom Newspapers The guilty verdict in the trial of John Allen Muhammad brings back the debate over the death penalty. There can be no justice for the people murdered by John Allen Muhammad in the Washington, D.C., area in October 2002. A jury in Virginia Beach, Va., was right to enter a guilty verdict this […]

Pentagon may be creative in condensing bases

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will take a creative approach to shrinking its military base structure, but has not yet set targets for the number of bases to be closed, a senior official said. Larry Di Rita, chief spokesman for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, said the secretary has not instructed his […]

Governor has no excuse for reckless driver

Ned Cantwell This Washington Post guy hung around with Gov. Bill Richardson for a week and wrote about it. It is not surprising that a reporter from one of the nation’s premiere dailies would want to spend a week with Bill. Everyone does. He is a national media darling. Tom Brokaw likes Bill. Wolf Blitzer […]

Brian, Billie

BILLIE BRIAN Services: Will be held at a later date in Durant, Okla. Minnie Bell “Billie” Brian, 87, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 12, 1916, in Kenefic, Okla. to Elie and Siney Anderson Washington. She came to Clovis in 1987. […]

Adams St. wins over Eastern

CNJ STAFF ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer team played competitively against host Adams State on Sunday, but the Zias couldn’t find the net in a 2-0 loss to the Grizzlies. ENMU went 0-2 in the three-day, three-team round-robin, also losing on Saturday to College of the Southwest 3-2. The Grizzlies […]

FDR monument highlight of local speller’s daily tour

By Darrel Todd Maurina Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of daily reports from Michael Martinez, the 13-year-old Tucumcari Middle School student from Conchas Dam, who recently won the four-county Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Martinez is in Washington, D.C., with his parents, Joe and Rita Martinez. […]

Speller doing more than study

Janet Bresenham Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of daily reports from Michael Martinez, the 13-year-old Tucumcari Middle School student from Conchas Dam, who won first place in the recent four-county Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico in Clovis. Martinez is now in Washington, D.C., with his parents, […]

Politicians play number games to fit agendas

Pick a number. Any number. It works for Washington. Why shouldn’t it work for you? In the unreal bubble in which Washington operates, numbers and words over time begin to lose any meaning. Millions become billions and then trillions and no one bats an eye; statistics get batted around like beach balls, turned and twisted […]