Government meddling causes high drug costs

Freedom Newspapers Our southern border isn’t the only one where drugs come into this country illegally. Thousands of Americans buy prescription medications on the Internet and have them shipped from Canada. They spend less money and most likely get medicine identical to what’s available at the corner pharmacy. Everyone’s a winner. Not exactly. Reimporting medicine […]

Zias fall into tie for South cellar

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Kaipresha Price’s layup with 1:23 left Thursday night lifted Texas A&M-Kingsville past Eastern New Mexico University 60-58 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. Freshman guard Jasmine June scored 21 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the Javelinas (5-17, 1-8 South) snapped a six-game […]

1/29 Engagements

Price/York Mike and Dayna Hare of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Price, to Jon York of Sidney, Ohio. Tiffany is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Hastain and the late Dr. Gerald Hastain of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 1989 graduate of Clovis High School. She is employed at […]

1/13 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 5-11: • Timothy Olijnyk, 39, to Jamie Louise Carlson, 31, both of Slaton, Texas • Adrian Flores, 19, of Friona to Maritssa Salazar, 20, of Bovina • Daniel Leon Montano, 26, to Beverly Anne Franks, 29, both of Clovis • Alberto Julian Perez, 57, […]

Real price fixing takes place in Congress

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Since allegations of oil company price-gouging has become topical, let’s look at real price manipulation. Suppose a dairy farmer wants to sell a gallon of milk for 25 cents less than his competitors. Would you want him fined or jailed? Federal Milk Marketing Orders would do just that. Americans pay […]

Unique for Christmas

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By Sharna Johnson, Kevin Wilson, and Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapsers Editor’s note: Reporters from the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun went shopping this week. Their mission: Find the weirdest Christmas gifts possible. Here’s what they came up with: What it is: .Rose tarantula Price: $17.95 (Don’t forget: small animal keeper $5.99, […]

High gas prices helped avoid shortages

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist With all the recent hype and demagoguery about gasoline price-gouging, maybe it’s time to talk about the basics of exchange. First, what is exchange? Exchange occurs when an owner transfers property rights or title to that which is his. Here’s the essence of what transpires when I purchase a gallon […]

Massey, Ronnie

Ronnie Massey died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005. He was born June 8, 1948, to Carroll and Lois Massey. He retired from the New Mexico Livestock Board and worked for the USDA FSIS. He married Rosella June Kirkpatrick Massey Aug. 28, 1970, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sherrill Massey; and […]

Beasley, Elsie

Mrs. Elsie Beasley, 69, of Clovis, died Oct. 22, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Cimmaron to W.O. and Jimmie Price. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and AMVETS in Clovis. Family members say she will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and all the many people […]

Prices symptom of inflation, not cause

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Last month, President Bush nominated Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, as chairman of Federal Reserve Board to replace the retiring Alan Greenspan. Greenspan’s replacement comes at a time of heightened fears of inflation resulting from the recent spike in oil prices. First, let’s decide […]

Curtailing profits will only lead to stagnation

Freedom Newspapers Far too much is being made about allegedly “obscene” oil company profits, most often by demagogues trying to whip up the mob with allegations of “price gouging,” industry collusion and “profiteering.” We expect this from politicians and pundits of the anti-capitalist stripe, and from greens reluctant to point the finger at a U.S. […]

Economy in debt to Volcker, Greenspan

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist When the history of the Federal Reserve is written, one of its most important chapters will cover the period from 1979 to 2006, when the Fed was under the stewardship of Paul Volcker and then Alan Greenspan. That chapter will have a simple title: The Conquest of Inflation. For those […]

Some dairy owners lobbying against income loss program

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Randy Lozano sprays cows udders before attaching them to the milking machine Friday at Sky Country Farms dairy. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Some local dairy owners would rather the government do away with a program set up to help dairies. They believe it’s hurting the dairy industry and […]

Unbeaten WT outlasts Hounds in overtime 52-51

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ENMU Jason Tezeno (4) leaps over West Texas A&M defender Don Hooks as heads towards the end zone during Saturday’s clash at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in Canyon, Texas. (Amarillo Globe-News: Robin O’Shaughnessy) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer CANYON, Texas — The numbers were staggering — 1,183 yards of offense, 103 points, 14 touchdowns — […]

Hounds hand Angelo State first loss

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ENMU running back Jason Tezeno is brought down on a second quarter run by a pair of Angelo State defenders in Saturday’s homecoming game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — A subtle switch helped Eastern New Mexico University turn around Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South […]

Hounds win seesaw game from Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score Saturday to help lift Eastern New Mexico University past Abilene Christian 33-30 in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. ENMU (3-2) erased deficits of 16-7 and 22-14, then held on […]

Hounds grind out victory over East Central

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Jason Tezeno looks for room to run as East Central defensive back Darnell Harris leaps over a Fide Davalos block in the third quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — About the only thing not going well for Eastern New Mexico University […]

Forget gas, lap dancing real price gouge

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the deal. I’d rather sit in my stalled Hummer in the middle of downtown Ruidoso than drive one of those prissy Toyota hybrids. There. I’ve said it. You want to take away my $48,000 Triton V-10, nine miles per gallon going downhill? You’ll have to pry the ignition keys […]

Expensive gas to improve blood pressure

Grant McGee We’ve been watching the price of gas leapfrog up. The biggest jump was the last day of August. Passing the convenience store at Seventh and Hull after lunch, I saw the price was $2.70 for a gallon of unleaded regular. On my way home from work, it had gone up to $2.90. At […]

Price controls on gas may fuel market distortions

Freedom Newspapers Disco. Earth Shoes. Pet rocks. Eight-track tape players. Jimmy Carter. Please, let’s not go back to the 1970s. They’re trying in Hawaii, imposing gasoline price controls that well could bring back that horror of the 1970s, gas lines. The only state with higher average prices than California, the Aloha State will soon put […]