After drug lapse in Colombia, let’s rethink drug war

Freedom Editorial W hite House “drug czar” John Walters recent ly lapsed into a moment of candor about Plan Colombia, the five-year, $3.3 billion expenditure of U.S. taxpayers’ money that was supposed to — finally — reduce cocaine manufacturing in Colombia and availability in the United States. As AP reporter Dan Molinski wrote, “After flying […]

Reagan laid to rest in his beloved California

Security Forces (Left to Right) Staff Sgt. Raul Cisneros, Tech. Sgt. Brian Smith, and Senior Airman Raymond Cota raise the flag during Friday’s ceremony honoring the late President Ronald Reagan at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Steve Chawkins: The Los Angles Times LOS ANGELES — As thousands of mourners lined […]

Crawford, Alfred

Alfred Crawford Services: Have been held. Mr. Alfred Crawford, 93, of Portales died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 21, 1910, in Peacock, Texas, in Stonewall County, to Mary Elizabeth and A.A. Crawford. He came to New Mexico on horseback in 1926, picking cotton along […]

Nichols, Ruby

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Nichols, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Graham, Texas, to Mattie and Michael G. Fields. She grew up in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. She lived most of her younger life in […]

Banished to ‘the boondocks’

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Umpire Walter Lewis jokingly refers to it as, “the boondocks.” Though outside of the city, the Custom Classic bracket refers to it as “Portales.” Its real name is Industrial Park, but it might as well be called the battlefield. Teams come here because they have to, and their only mission to […]