Global Hawk might disappoint field soldiers

Freedom Newspapers I t’s an all-too-familiar story in the history of weapons-development programs. Somebody hatches a bright new idea for keeping the U.S. military on the cutting edge. The program promises to soar, until everyone in the Pentagon demands a piece of the action, piling so many bells and whistles on the bright idea that […]

Disaster flick relies on special effects

Ben Kessler: Ben to the movies A little anecdote: I walked into the theater to purchase my ticket and asked the lady behind the counter, “Can I have a ticket for ‘The Day After Tomorrow?’” To which she replied with a wry smile, “Sorry, we don’t sell advance tickets.” I thought I’d share that with […]

Official votes self off of committee

By Jack King The Curry County Commission voted Tuesday to remove Commissioner Tim Ashley from the county special events subcommittee — an action initiated by the Ashley himself, who even seconded the motion. Ashley said Tuesday he had been the subject of controversy last year, when a group of country residents asked District Attorney Brett […]

Overcrowded jail still a drain on county resources

By Jack King Budget problems and the financial demands of the adult detention center continue to raise concerns at a Curry County Commission meeting Tuesday. The commission turned down a request by Plains Regional Medical Center to increase the county’s contribution to the sole community provider program, citing budget concerns and a deficit in the […]

More studies on global warming theory needed

It’s time for a cool and collected second look at the global warming theory. The conviction that the world is dangerously overheating as a result of human activities has Chicken Littles everywhere all aflutter, and demanding that the Bush administration remake the U.S. economy in an effort to prevent disaster. But before we embark on […]