Residents pumping for joy

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Joe Johnson, who said gas in California is still more than $2 a gallon for regular unleaded, fills up Sunday at the Shell station at the corner of Prince and 21st streets. CNJ photo by Loretta Kos. By William Thompson Clovis’ gas prices last week dropped to their lowest levels in three months, with most […]

Martha Stewart’s sentence light, but still not right

Freedom Editorial T he sentence was mild compared to what some legal experts had predicted; Martha- watchers had thought one year in prison would be the penalty. But Martha Stewart was sentenced Friday to serve five months in prison, five months of house arrest and two years of probation, and given a $30,000 fine. We’ve […]

Anglin, Catherine

Catherine Anglin Services: Have been held. Catherine Anglin, 90, of Amarillo, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at County Club Nursing Home in Amarillo. She was born on Nov. 25, 1913, in Paducah, Texas, to Willie and Maggie Thomas. She married Waddell Anglin. She was a homemaker. Family members said she loved activities, crafts, cooking and […]

What next? Ban on half-price air fares?

Suppose you saw a fat, old, ugly, cigar-smoking man married to a beautiful young lady; what prediction would you make about the man’s income? If you’re like most, you’d predict this guy has a lot of money. In effect, that fat, old, ugly, cigar-smoking man is telling the woman, “I can’t compete for your hand […]

Domestic sources of oil could help reduce gas prices

Freedom Newspapers Records are being broken in both the price per barrel of crude oil ($40.77) and the price per gallon of gasoline ($1.90 in Clovis on Wednesday), raising fears of inflation and economic slowdown, as well as grassroots calls for a national gas-buyers boycott. And so the political jousting naturally continues over who or […]

Buyers fuming over gas prices

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Average regular gasoline prices in Clovis have reached $1.70 a gallon, the highest in at least 15 months. Some gas stations, such as Wal-mart, offer a discount with the use of a special card. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Glen Seeber Motorists are feeling the pinch as the price of gasoline continues to go […]

Area players could help ENMU this fall

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Their numbers are relatively small overall, but several area athletes could make noteworthy contributions to Eastern New Mexico University football next fall. First-team All-Lone Star Conference linebacker Jeff Howard of Portales and defensive end Larry Roybal of Fort Sumner, both of whom will be seniors, are already proven commodities. But veteran […]

Thank lobbyists for minimum gas prices

Walter Williams A couple of weeks ago, heading down to George Mason University, I pulled into my favorite Wawa gasoline station just off the Bel Air, Md., exit on I-95 South. At each of the 20 gasoline pumps, there was a sign posted that Wawa would no longer dispense free coffee to its gasoline customers. […]

Court lets $9 million judgment stand

Staff and Wire Reports A Clovis couple is happy the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal of a nearly $9 million judgment against a Utah developer stemming from a dispute involving the development of North Plains Mall in Clovis. “It’s been a long battle — 10 years,” said Armand Smith of Clovis. “We’re just happy […]

Price-gouging law will dampen charity

Walter Williams The Virginia Senate just passed the Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act of 2004, which now awaits Gov. Mark Warner’s signature. In part, the act says, “During any time of disaster, it shall be unlawful for any supplier to sell, lease, or license, or to offer to sell, lease, or license, any necessary goods […]