Upping energy regulations still not solution

Freedom New Mexico Is the United States reliving the Nixon and Carter eras? Interest rates certainly are well

President Gerald Ford dies at 93

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, […]

Career grocer takes reins of commissary

By Tom Philpott: Military Update After 140 years, the tradition of a career military officer being in charge of commissary stores, and how groceries are stocked and sold on base, is over. Patrick B. Nixon, a career grocer and a senior civilian executive of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) since its formation 15 years ago, […]

Looney, J.W. (Jimmie)

J.W. (Jimmie) Looney, 72, of Portales died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Mobeetie, Texas, to Ira Lee and C. E. Looney. He worked on ranches and competed as a bronc rider in rodeos before coming to Portales about 1950. At 17, he […]

May, Luke Wesley

Luke Wesley May, 26, of Taiban died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. Born Nov. 25, 1979, in Fort Sumner, he attended school in House. Family members said he loved the outdoors and hunting. He loved being around people and was a good friend to all, they said, and he loved his […]

Shirley, G.R.

G.R. Shirley, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at his home northeast of Portales. He was born Nov. 1, 1922, Quay County to Lucille and James D. Shirley. He contracted polio at the age of 9 months, and spent much of his younger years in various hospitals in Texas, New Mexico, California and Arizona. He […]

With Proxmire passes legendary frugality

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist During his long career in politics, Richard Nixon said a lot of things that were not strictly true. But the biggest misstatement of all may have come in 1958, when he went to Wisconsin to campaign against Democratic Sen. William Proxmire. If Proxmire were re-elected, Nixon told voters, “you will […]

‘Deep Throat’ also great American hero

Freedom Newspapers Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has […]

Coffman, Kathryn

Kathryn Coffman Services: Have been held. Kathryn Coffman, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday April 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on August 4, 1913, in Red River County, Texas, to Nellie and George T. Hale. She married Leslie Worth Coffman on Nov. 29, 1936, in Portales. She grew up […]

Goodbye, to self-described libertarian

CNJ staff Syndicated political columnist William Safire, 75, is retiring his op-ed column, but he will continue to write his “On Language” essays for the Sunday New York Times Magazine. “It’s time to leave when you’re still hitting the long ball and have something else you want to do,” he said when he announced his […]

Workshop to inform on free info

Michelle Seeber Attorneys who work for the state of New Mexico will hold a workshop on the Open Meetings Act and the Inspection of Public Records Act on Friday in Clovis. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Attorneys presenting the workshop are from New Mexico’s […]

Shirley, Cristena

Christena Shirley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Christena Shirley, 78, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at her home near Portales. She was born May 1, 1925, in Post, Texas, to Elizabeth Jewel and Levi Floyd Joiner. She moved to Portales when she was 3 years old. When she was 6, she moved to the Liberty […]