United Way reaches goal for 2006-07 fund-raising

CNJ Staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico surpassed its 2006-2007 campaign goal of $525,000, with donations and pledges totaling $525,955.48, officials announced Friday in a news release. During the final day, United Way received corporate and individual gifts and pledges that put the fund-raising effort over the top, the release said. Curry and Roosevelt […]

Reporter’s notebook: United Way to wrap up campaign

United Way of Eastern New Mexico is looking to wrap up its annual campaign by Friday. Executive Director Erinn Burch said pledges total about 91 percent of the campaign’s goal of $482, 005. Burch said Curry County pledges total $388,141, about 94 percent of the $412,005 goal. Roosevelt County pledges total $48,579, about 69 percent […]

Abstinence programs for teens work

By Mona Charen Last month, the leading lights of journalism reported (with a trace of smugness) the results of a study showing that adolescents who took a pledge of sexual abstinence were almost as likely as those who took no pledges to contract sexually transmitted diseases. The Washington Post noted that the report “sparked an […]

McCain’s pledges mean to further stifle free speech

Freedom Newspapers Who or what made Arizona Sen. John McCain the arbiter of appropriate political discourse in America? The answer, of course, is John McCain, with the eager assistance of liberal pundits who view the senator’s carefully cultivated reputation as a “maverick” and Republican heretic as a stamp of respectability and virtue. The only thing […]

Bike ride honors cancer survivors

By Clyde Davis I am looking forward to the Ride for the Roses, our long distance bicycling effort in mid-October. This is a cancer fundraising event, whereby the riders take pledges for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, an organization dedicated to cancer causes, survivor issues, and people living through and beyond cancer. Self-evident from the name, […]