Facts don’t justify Libby commutation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It’s unfortunate “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” is on summer break, because only a comedy program could accurately reflect the idea of President George W. Bush commuting a prison sentence. Bush erased a 30-month sentence for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of four counts relating to the investigation in […]

Stiff Libby sentence purely political move

By Freedom Newspapers As one of the major behind-the-scenes architects — from his position as Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff — of the lamentable war in Iraq, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has a great deal to answer for, whether in the depths of his conscience or in the annals of history. For the crimes […]

Charging Libby, who didn’t leak identity, off target

By Freedom Newspapers Nobody but daily attendees knows everything the jury does in the I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby case, so we are reluctant to criticize the seven women and four men who found him guilty on four of five counts related to obstruction of justice and lying to investigators and a grand jury. The more […]

Students send Christmas cheer to troops deployed overseas

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Forty-two kindergarten students are sending Christmas wishes to troops in Iraq. Barry Elementary School’s littlest students have collected games and non-perishable goodies to send to Cannon Air Force Base security forces deployed in Iraq. This Friday, the items — along with cards and letters from the students — […]

Rosado-Martin Marriage

Dr. Carlene Rosado and Lt. Wesley Martin were joined in marriage on May 6, 2006, at the Barksdale Air Force Base Chapel in Shreveport, La. The bride is the daughter of Lt. Col. Forrest and Arlene Carper of Shreveport, formerly of Clovis. The groom is the son of Shelby S. Martin of Buena Vista, Va., […]

Fitzgerald, Johnnie L.

Johnnie L. Fitzgerald, 79, of Plains, Texas, died Wednesday Nov. 9, 2005, at his home in Plains. He was born May 27, 1926, to John and Dillie Fitzgerald in Terry County. He attended school at Plains High School and Texas Tech University. He married Melba Starnes on Aug. 28, 1949, in Brownfield. He served on […]

Marvel Leo Moon, Melvin Fitzgerald

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Marvel Leo Moon Date of birth: July 12, 1926 Dates of service: 1946-1948 Hometown: Forest Lives in: McAlister Theater or location of […]

Faris, Louis

Louis Faris Services: Have been held. Louis Clifton Faris, 83, of Los Lunas, died Friday, May 21, 2004. He was born on Oct. 15, 1920, in Black Tower, to James Marvin and Delia Ellen Eller Faris. He married Velmoise Verba Tye on Oct. 11, 1946. He was preceded in death by his wife; a sister, […]

Caughran, Eva

Eva Caughran Services: A private family burial will be held Elsie Faith Caughran, 83, of Albuquerque, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 19, 1920, McComb, Okla., to John and Eva Bliss. They moved to Grady when she was 5 years old. She married her first-grade sweetheart, James Virgil […]

Ivy, Janice Ann

Janice Ann Ivy Services: Have been held. Janice Ann Ivy, 54, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at BSA Hospice in Amarillo, Texas. She was born Sept. 19, 1949, in Clovis, to Ulric and Cora Henson. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1968. She and her family moved to Flagg in 1976, then moved to […]