3/19 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At an unspecified time on Saturday, police responded to a call about a store on the 700 block of Thornton Street and arrested a Clovis man, 19, for writing worthless checks. The checks for more than $200 were written from the man’s […]

Stranger’s unselfish sharing sign of God’s mercy

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist There is much sadness in the world. There is sadness in our community, the nation and the world. That is why I am sharing the following true story about an incident … no, a miracle … that is uplifting. My sister Susie lives in Rochester, Minn. She sent this e-mail […]

Brower, Richard

Richard Brower Services: Have been held. Mr. Richard Brower, 42, of Clovis, a construction worker, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Family members said he enjoyed fishing and often told fishing stories. He loved watching baseball games and talking with friends. He was born on March 14, 1962, in […]

Dorwald, Tina Geries

Tina Geries Dorwald Services: Have been held. Tina Geries Dorwald, 43, of Elmendorf, Texas, a social worker, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1961, in Dallas, Texas, to Herman and Alta Norton Geries. She graduated from Texico High School in 1979 and Western Illinois University in […]

Very few benefits are worth their cost

Walter Williams The first concept an economics student learns is that for every benefit there’s also a cost — or, as my longtime colleague and friend Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman has put it, “There’s no free lunch.” While the person who receives the benefit might not pay or even be aware of the cost, as […]

Is there an underlying motive for minimum wage?

By Walter Williams Presidential aspirant Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., unwittingly performed a public service in his address to the Teamsters Local 238 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last month. He revealed the true agenda behind so much of the support for minimum wages. He pledged that if he became president he’d press the World Trade Organization […]

Protectionism would create bad results

By Walter Williams Recent advocacy of free trade in this column has caused considerable reader apoplexy and anxiety, not to mention accusations of unconcern with worker plight. Readers have protested loss of good paying jobs to low-wage countries such as India, China and other Asian countries. I’d like to propose a way to completely eliminate […]