Salon killings remind us life is precious gift

Freedom Newspapers Attention, national and international, has focused on the anguish of Seal Beach, Calif., where gunfire inside a hair salon on a warm afternoon Wednesday left eight people dead and a woman wounded. The worst mass killing in Orange County history has stunned the coastal town of about 25,000 residents, along with the rest […]

Alvin Fails

Alvin Fails Date of birth: July 21, 1916 Dates of service: 1941 to 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Army National Guard Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: 200th Coastal artillery In his words: One of 20 men manning coastal artillery guns, Fails was captured in the Philippines by […]

Denying the past and the future

By Clyde Davis On the coastline of New Jersey, there is a long barrier island chain with some parts submerged, creating the illusion that these are separate. These islands lie anywhere from 100 yards to 2 miles offshore, with bridges providing periodic access. One section of these islands begins across from the town of Red […]