Follow God’s lead despite second thoughts

Have you ever had second thoughts? Like cooking spaghetti for supper and thinking you should have gone the roast route? Or heading down Prince Street, encountering all the traffic and wishing you had turned at Llano Estacado? Those are second thoughts that cause us to look back over our decisions and ponder on what could […]

Leave football decisions on field

I’ve had the pleasure, and occasional frustration, of covering youth sports over the last decade or so. I’ve discovered one guarantee — adults will somehow screw it up. Fortunately, a district judge was there to stop the latest example. Here’s a quick summary. In its District 4-5A finale, the Atrisco Heritage Jaguars defeated St. PIux […]

How you can be a positive sports parent

Jack Perconte Positive parenting in sports is a choice parents make that allows sports to be about kids and not about parents. Parents who are out to relive their playing careers through their kids are the source of a lot of negative parenting in sports. The choice to be positive is not easy because of […]

New questions arise in world without Osama

Freedom New Mexico It is, of course, a U.S. victory that Navy SEALs, acting on CIA intelligence in a Muslim nation, killed al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden. The lethal firefight inside a fortified compound in Abbottabad, about 35 miles north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, ended nearly 10 years of pursuit of the man viewed […]

Voters have wide range of decisions in election

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to a potentially revamped county courthouse and detention center. There are 20,924 registered voters in Curry […]

Letters to the editor: Tough decisions await voters Tuesday

Tough decisions await voters Tuesday Over the past several months, the Curry County Commission, members of the court and county management have tried to answer and provide educational materials to every voter in Curry County on the complicated issues regarding the proposed judicial complex on this upcoming ballot. The two issues before the citizens of […]

Gun policies should remain business choice

Freedom New Mexico The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Second Amendment to the Constitution overrides local gun control laws, national coffee chain Starbucks defended its policy not to prohibit firearms at its outlets. Starbucks officials issued a statement Wednesday that essentially deferred gun prohibition decisions to government officials. If […]

Friday school closures

Commander: Housing issue may affect future mission decisions

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Gabriel Monte and Jenna Zamie The highlighted area indicates an area around Cannon Air Force Base with a roughly 60-minute drive time, where personnel can seek housing. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Cannon Air Force Base reaches full capacity in about five months, communities outside Clovis and Portales may […]

Doing business differently should become norm

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist As America begins a new chapter after the historical election of Barack Obama, doing business differently is not an option but the norm. A regular review of financial data, keeping abreast of changes in the industry, economy, and local environment will be a necessary task for business owners. The support […]

Zias exchange 1-0 decisions in meet

CNJ staff OKLAHOMA CITY — St. Gregory’s gave pitcher Sharon Bell one run to work with in the first inning, and she made it stand up. Bell tossed the first no-hitter against Eastern New Mexico University since the University of New Mexico did it on Feb. 5,1999, pitching the Lady Cavaliers to a 1-0 win […]

Creating paper trails : Having quick access to important life documents is crucial in the event of a disaster or emergency

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By Theresa Walker : Freedom News Service When it comes to life’s emergencies and disasters, we all need to start thinking like Boy Scouts. You know, always be prepared. Maybe you’ve got 10 gallons of water stored away, along with extra food and hygiene supplies. That’s a good start. But what about important documents? If […]

Group voicing Constitutional concerns

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Bruce Journagan, CAN DO spokesperson, reads a copy of the Constitution in his home. (Staff writer: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Constitution is in Bruce Journagan’s back pocket. It isn’t always there, but he does try to keep a copy nearby — sometimes in a pocket, sometimes on his end table, […]

Judges should interpret laws, not moralize

Freedom Newspapers Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, delivering the third annual Madison Lecture at Chapman University’s law school Monday night, offered at least a partial explanation for why the upcoming confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts to join him on the high court are likely to be more heated than might seem justified by Judge […]

Commandment decision invites future debate

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court’s two decisions on displaying the Ten Commandments on government property could be seen as biblical. Remember the story of King Solomon, confronted by two women claiming to be the mother of the same baby? King Solomon said he would cut the baby in half, and when one woman objected, […]

Senate issuing subpoenas for Pentagon data

By Lolita C. Baldor: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Senate committee issued subpoenas to the Pentagon on Tuesday asking for more information on the decisions to shut down military installations. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the chairwoman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., the ranking Democrat, authorized the […]

Taking life into your own hands

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer New Mexico’s Advance Directive for Health Care states in plain lettering: “You have the right to give instructions about your own health care.” The standard 8-by-11 inch document, popularly referred to as a living will, can be obtained from most law firms and hospitals. But as the Terri […]

Location could affect disability claims

Tom Phillpot: Military Update More than two years after congressional auditors scored it as a problem, the Department of Veterans Affairs still has no way to assess whether its 57 regional offices are consistent in deciding disability claims for veterans suffering from the same type and severity of impairment. The Government Accountability Office, in recent […]

Behind the scenes

by John Manulis, Producer of “Believe in Me” Hollywood’s version of ‘friendly fire’ Our past journal entries have hopefully communicated the fact that filmmaking is neither a predictable process, nor a clean, bloodless post-industrial one. There is a lot of calculations that go into to the making of movies, born of the confluence between nature […]

The states can handle issues on their own

Freedom Editorial T he Great Dissembler, former president Bill Clinton, was in Denver on Tuesday hawking his hagiography, “My Life,” and he couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a few cheap shots at the sitting president. We understand this was all part of the promotion, a way to pump up book sales by making his […]