Religion and gays issue has run its course

David Stevens Few topics stir the human spirit more passionately than religion. Mix religion with homosexuality and you have some great newspaper stories, followed by a never-ending series of letters to the editor. I love it when the mail is sprinkled with letters from folks expressing their views on local issues of importance. But there […]

Child’s story touches East-Coast teacher

From the editor’s desk From the editor’s mailbox: > Valerie Young, a fourth-grade teacher in Philadelphia Public Schools, sent an e-mail after reading a story on our Web site about an area youngster who suffers from Moya Moya disease. The disease causes blockage of the main blood vessels to the brain, which leads to strokes […]

R.C. Hoiles’ legacy continues

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico We are privileged to walk in the editorial footsteps of one of America’s remarkable journalists, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles, who was born on Nov. 24, 1878, and founded Freedom Communications Inc.. The descendants of R.C., as everybody called him, still own our Irvine, California-based parent company, and maintain his legacy of […]

Father always knew where to find friend

From the editor’s desk Several months ago, I asked readers to share family stories. Several did, and I’ll try to pass them along before the end of the year. This one is from Peggie Callaway of Melrose. She wrote about a friend of her father’s who accompanied her family when they moved to California from […]

Cosby’s comedy comes to Canyon

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Actor/comedian Bill Cosby is a multiple-Emmy and Grammy Awards winner. Courtesy photo. Helena Rodriguez America’s favorite TV dad and premiere comedian is expected to bring a sell-out crowd to West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Bill Cosby’s performance is slated for 7 p.m. (Central time) on Oct. 9, inside the University Event Center in Canyon. […]

Kids’ tests really do say the funniest things

By Bob Huber In my relentless quest for award-winning journalism I often explore the zany world of “kidspeak,” which is teacher jargon for stuff kids write on test papers. My wife Marilyn’s all-time favorite is, “I just love Tommy Buford. He’s tall, dark, and on probation.” So for my in-depth report today I’ve selected a […]

Man says his yard is going to the dogs

By David Stevens Ray Ellis is not Clovis’ happiest resident these days. He sent an e-mail, detailing his woes and asking the newspaper to publish a story about responsible pet ownership. Ellis’ complaint is that people are walking dogs in his neighborhood and allowing the dogs to relieve themselves in his yard. “I have one […]

Animal rights activists do draw the line

Tibor Machan Two years ago, a shark bit off the arm of a boy in Florida and was shot by a ranger in an effort to recover the boy’s arm. I wrote about how revealing it is that animal rights/liberation folks — those who claim there’s no basic difference between people and other species — […]