Illinois man to face charges in New Mexico

A 59-year-old Illinois man was indicted by a federal grand jury for sexual Internet activity with what he believed to be an 11-year-old Melrose girl. Jerry Wexler of Barrington, Ill., faces up to 30 years imprisonment for the crime of attempted production of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according […]

Placing Reagan on currency costly tribute

Freedom Communications An airport in Washington. A highway in Illinois. A 7-foot-tall statue in the

Inexperience Obama’s biggest asset in presidential run

Sen. Barack Obama has been traveling the country to stump for fellow Democrats. But uppermost in the minds of many is his hinting on national television about a possible 2008 campaign for president. Intellectual yet unassuming, the Illinois Democrat rose from working-class parents of different races to earn degrees from Columbia and Harvard. With his […]

Government incapable of controlling gas prices

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Socialism failed because the governments that embraced it couldn’t solve the basic problem of economics: what to produce and how much. In the old Soviet bloc, warehouses filled up with things people wouldn’t buy, while consumers stood in long lines in the hope of getting what they wanted. Thanks to […]

Illinois woman dies in rollover

Freedom Newspapers A one-vehicle rollover accident Friday near Portales claimed the life of an Illinois woman, according to a New Mexico State Police press release. The driver, Velma Joanne Smith, 72, of Granite City, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the release stated. Passengers Jerry Talmadge, 62, and Marilyn Talmadge, 56, […]

Hounds beat Illinois Tech for third

CNJ staff HAYS, Kan. — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson scored 15 points, including six in a row in the final 2 1/2 minutes to put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good, and the Greyhounds turned back Illinois Tech 72-65 Saturday for third place in the Westlink Classic men’s basketball tournament. Jackson’s layup with 2:05 […]

8/15/04 Engagements

Rodriguez-Randolph Edward and Patrina Rodriguez of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Allesondra Rodriguez of Clovis, to Robert Randolph of Belleville, Ill., son of Carl Randolph and Joan Green of Ocala, Fla. The couple will exchange vows at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2004, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. […]

Bettina, Frances

Frances Bettina Services: Have been held. Mrs. Frances Hintz Bettina, 82, of Portales, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 1, 1922, in Fond du Lac, Wis., to Ernest H. and Elizabeth Hintz. She graduated from Rockford (Illinois) High School in 1940. After earning a two-year diploma from Northern […]