Tough morning for American hammer throwers

American hammer throwers had a tough morning in Beijing and none of the three advanced to the medal round at the U.S. Olympics.

Many China actions more troubling than lip-syncing

Freedom New Mexico There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and […]

Olympic hosts can’t downplay shabby record

Freedom New Mexico The eyes of the world will be on Beijing on Friday for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games — festivities which typically are matched in pageantry and pompousness only by the Super Bowl halftime show. The athletic events will take place over the next couple of weeks. American fans, no […]

Olympian received start in Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Amber Campbell got her running start to the Olympics in Tucumcari. One of America’s elite athletes, Campbell, 27, will compete in Beijing in the women’s hammer throw event. The women’s hammer is a 4 kilogram (8.8 lbs) steel ball on a 4-foot long wire attached to a metal handle. […]

Tucumcari product headed to Olympics

A former Tucumcari athlete has qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

China’s treatment of media setting country back

By Freedom Newspapers Just now the Chinese government is focused on U.S. media, claiming they (we) have exaggerated the extent to which Chinese food products are tainted in the wake of all those dogs and cats dying horrible deaths a few weeks ago. This aggressive defense of Chinese quality standards is considered important not only […]

Internet companies should reassess actions in China

Freedom Newspapers We’ve seen cigarette company CEOs called to account by Congress. Oil company honchos, too, have been ordered to appear, and grilled about the allegedly obscene profits they’ve been pulling down. So break out the stakes, matches and marshmallows: It’s weenie-roasting time again on Capitol Hill! Next up for the congressional inquisition are the […]

Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong counterproductive

Freedom Newspapers When the central government in Beijing assumed sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, it promised to respect the principle of “one country, two systems” and allow the economic freedom that had flourished under British control to continue. Most Hong Kong residents, who had enjoyed great economic and political freedom under the British but […]