Elementary Ambassador Choir selected as state’s honor choir

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Courtesy photo The CMS Elementary Ambassador Choir is made up of the best choir students from each elementary school in the district. This year’s choir of about 60 students has been selected as the 2011 Elementary Honors Choir of the Year by the New Mexico Music Educators. Liliana Castillo They were chosen from every elementary […]

Disruptive protests hurt student’s cause

The campus at the University of California-Irvine has become a hotbed of tension between Muslim and Jewish students, divided along the always-contentious debate surrounding Israel and Palestine. The latest major incident occurred Feb. 8, when a raucous group of 11 students, mostly from UCI and including the president of the UCI Muslim Student Association, repeatedly […]

House cleaning alone won’t fix formula for failure

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush late last week made significant changes in both his foreign-policy team and his top military commanders. The question is whether he is clearing the decks for action or rearranging the deck chairs. Given that President Bush is tentatively scheduled to unveil his latest strategy for the war in Iraq on […]

Reporter’s notebook: Pastor named ambassador president

Dr. Frank Sherman wears many hats. He serves as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church and teaches philosophy at Clovis Community College as an adjunct professor. His free-time endeavors include volunteering as chaplain for the Clovis Police and Fire Departments and serving since 1989 as a Chamber Ambassador for the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce. Sherman recently […]

Chamber hands out awards

CNJ staff The following awards were handed out Friday at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber banquet: • Leadership Awards: Clovis Community College, Director of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission Hanson Scott • Ambassador Spirit Award: Norma Patterson • Ambassador of the Year: Jacque Ochs • Business of the Year: ENMR Plateau • Volunteer of […]

New Zealand ambassador to visit Portales dairy plant

Freedom Newspapers New Zealand ambassador to the United States John Wood will tour the Dairiconcepts milk plant in Portales’ industrial park Tuesday, according to a press release from the City of Portales. The plant, which employs more than 100 people, is a partnership between New Zealand’s Fonterra and Dairy Farmers of America, dairy cooperatives in […]

UN Ambassador Bolton’s job isn’t that important

Freedom Newspapers In a few months all the hullabaloo over the nomination of Undersecretary of State John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will be forgotten. Since President Bush has chosen to appoint him while Congress was in recess, meaning he can serve until January 2007 without Senate confirmation, he will have […]

Ambassador ought to represent U.S., not U.N.

Freedom Newspapers Quick: Who, for the last six months, has been U.S. ambassador to the United Nations? Who held the job before? How about before that? If you don’t know the answer to today’s foreign policy pop quiz, or the names escape you, don’t feel bad. The relative anonymity of recent ambassadors is partly a […]

Mexico issues mean Cuba losing support

Freedom Newspapers Cuban President Fidel Castro says it shows Mexico has become a lackey of the United States. Armand Peschard-Sverdrup, director of the Mexico Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, however, said the expulsion of Cuba’s ambassador to Mexico and the recall of Mexico’s ambassador to Cuba “is indicative of […]

U.S. ambassador must try to build a nation in Iraq

Freedom Newspapers President Bush has appointed veteran diplomat John Negroponte, now the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to be the ambassador to Iraq, heading what is slated to be the largest U.S. embassy in the world, with 3,000 employees. His job, which will in some ways be more like nation-building than traditional diplomacy, will […]