Homeland Security candidate lacks character

Freedom Newspapers As Mickey Kaus so aptly put it on his recent Web log, whenever a nominee for an important post readily admits that he has an “illegal nanny,” it’s certainly a sign there are far more problems lurking behind the surface. The nanny excuse, he writes, is the modern version of leaving politics to […]

Security agency candidate has plenty to prove

Freedom Newspapers At the top levels, law enforcement is mainly about management. That’s why we hope the Senate Government Affairs Committee confirmation hearings on Bernard Kerik closely examine whether he has the management skills to run the mammoth and labyrinthine Department of Homeland Security, the job for which he was nominated by President Bush. There’s […]

York, Glen

Glen York Services: Have been held. Glen Allan “Skippy” York, 26, died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on April 4, 1978, in Raton, to Glen A. and Linda Wakefield York. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raton and he worked for the Burlington Northern and Santa […]

Media preying on emotions of public

By Thomas Sowell A joke has President Bush and the Pope sailing down the Potomac on the Presidential yacht. The wind blows the Pontiff’s cap off and it falls into the water. President Bush orders the yacht stopped, gets off and walks across the water to retrieve the Pope’s cap. The next day’s headline in […]

Political affiliation may affect television choices

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Republicans and Democrats disagree on just about everything. But there is some common ground, at least this time of year. Citizens from both political parties are looking forward to the new fall television lineup, especially when “CSI” comes on. Initiative Media Group — a media service company based in […]

Kerry just too soft to hold presidency

By Mona Charon: Syndicated Columnist NEW YORK — I have never seen so many police — and for the first time I really understand Rudolph Giuliani’s love for “New York’s finest.” Convention goers were impressed with their hospitality, their politeness and their restraint in the face of some extremely obnoxious protesters. (Many of the protesters, […]

Derailed train car killed worker

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The cause of death of a Clovis railroad worker moving a tank car is still under investigation, according to city and railroad officials. Glen A. “Skip” York II, 26, an employee with Burlington Northern and Santa Fe rail yard, was killed Thursday afternoon by a derailed rail car, according […]

Man dies at Clovis rail yard

CNJ STAFF A 26-year-old employee of Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway died Thursday at the rail yard in Clovis. The victim was identified as Glen York of Clovis. Clovis Police Lt. Ron Hutchison said the employee was killed by a train that derailed in the train yard. Hutchison said the train rolled off the […]

Supreme Court considers ruling on shipping ban

Freedom Newspapers I t’s not always easy to keep track of the many pointless government regulations that have nothing to do with protecting consumers and everything to do with artificially propping up influential industries. Fortunately, thanks to the persistence of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that […]

Gonzalez, Porfirio

Porfirio Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Porfirio “Po” Gonzalez, 52, of Clovis died Monday, March 22, 2004, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 21, 1951, in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, to Homero and Carmen Duran Gonzalez. He arrived in Clovis four years ago from Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a retired tool and die maker […]