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 […]