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Hounds look for spark from newcomers

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Michael Maya had a chance to go Division I coming out of Valley High this spring, but he felt he was ready to play. Maya, the Albuquerque area player of the year and the state leader in scoring and assists in 2009-10, is part of second-year Eastern […]

Scandals, suspicions spark legislation

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican State Land Commissioner Pat Lyons said Wednesday morning that he’s backing legislation that would rein in the governor’s control over the state Investment Council, which manages New Mexico’s multi-billion-dollar permanent funds. Later in the day, a trio of Democratic lawmakers from the Las Cruces area announced that they’re introducing […]

Clovis grad gives spark for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Vanessa O’Neal, left, gets into position to grab a rebound during the Zias’ practice Friday afternoon. O’Neal was a member of the 30-0 state champion Clovis girls basketball team in 2005. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico A jack of all trades and a master […]

New Deal didn’t spark economy

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist If President-elect Barack Obama is serious about admiring President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for how the latter dealt with America’s Great Depression, then America and the world may be in for some very ugly times. By the most reliable historical accounts, FDR did not overcome the economic crisis of […]

U.S. has small role in Georgia, Russia conflict

Freedom New Mexico The still-small but dangerous war that broke out over the weekend between Georgia and Russia is the culmination of decades of mutual hostility fed by centuries of acrimonious history remembered conveniently by partisans on all sides. Also in play were recent developments that made the Caucasus region something of a tinderbox waiting […]

Neighbor’s advice gets mowed down

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist You’d think America’s scientists would have better things to do than conduct fruitless research into global warming and the expanding universe. Instead they should tackle problems vital to the nation’s welfare, such as when to stop mowing our lawns. A few years ago my attention became focused on cutting grass […]

Amos finds a firecracker

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. amos finds a firecracker one grand and bright sunshiny day as i was whistling on my way boss — […]