U.S. credit downgrade long overdue

I heard it reported that Timothy Geithner, the treasury secretary of the U.S., said that Standard & Poor’s made a terrible decision when it downgraded the U.S. government’s credit rating. He claimed this showed that S&P didn’t understand the math that is used to figure the U.S. government’s budget. Yeah, I don’t understand the fantasy […]

Gospel tells us to focus on true values

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist The word value can be used in two different ways. First, it can be used to denote money or worth attached to something. For instance, we have used car values, value index, commercial property values, housing values, values of expensive and rare art and the value of a good […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Youth granted wish to meet Earnhardt Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Timothy Williams, center, and his family will travel in October to Atlanta, Ga., to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is Timothy’s favorite NASCAR driver. The Kid’s Wish Network and donations from local organizations made Timothy’s trip possi Timothy Williams can’t wait to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the […]

Money adds no value to true contentment

By Judy Brandon The word “values” can be used in two ways. First, it can denote money or worth attached to something. For instance, there are used car values, commercial property values, housing values and values of expensive and rare art. Then the word “values” can be used to designate significant personal beliefs. We think […]

Dassero, Richard D.

Richard D. Dassero, 55, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Monday, June 19, 2006. He was born April 14, 1951, in Norfolk, Neb., and grew up in Colorado Springs. He attended Palmer High School and graduated from Colorado Technical University with a bachelor’s degree. A 20-year veteran of the Air Force, he retired to Colorado Springs […]

Hagglund, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Charlotte Hagglund, 77, of Phoenix died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Phoenix. Born in Germany on May 27, 1929, she married Robert Dean Hagglund on Feb. 25, 1955, and then moved to the United States. She lived in Phoenix for 19 years. She is survived by her husband; daughter Chris Brockett (and husband, Dave) […]

5/19 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 11 through Wednesday: • David Clifton Rice, 32, of Canyon, Texas, to Angela Renee Trower, 31, of Clovis • David Edward Malcom, 36, to Mindy Gail Liles, 31, both of Broadview • Roger Alan Penny Jr., 22, to Lacy Ann Standifer, 32, both of […]

Fire victim recovers from burns

By Ryan Lengerich What happened to Timothy Clem more than six years ago was a tragic accident. What has happened since then, his sister said, is a miracle. On Sept. 1, 1997, Timothy was enjoying an afternoon at Greenbelt Lake outside Clarendon, Texas, near his hometown of Amarillo. His uncle was priming a carburetor with […]

Miracles come in all sizes

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Steve Friskup of Muleshoe is a cowboy preacher and livestock auctioneer. CNJ file photo By Darrell Todd Maurina Sister Rose Urban, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis, believes in miracles. Urban is hoping to see God heal Father Edward Rivera — an Albuquerque priest who is suffering from cancer — […]