Nuclear accord is cause for cautious optimism in U.S.

Freedom Newspapers The news that three European diplomats have persuaded Iran to accept stricter international inspections of its nuclear facilities hardly eliminates all cause for concern that Iran might try to develop nuclear weapons. But it would be wise for the United States to approach it with cautious optimism and cooperation. In a way, the […]

Reimportation of drugs counterproductive

Steve Chapman Americans have often wondered what possible use there is for Canada. If not for ice hockey, Pamela Anderson and Moosehead beer, they could forget it even exists. In the old cartoon map depicting life after the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico was labeled “manufacturing.” The United States was “retail.” And Canada? “Parking.” […]

North Korea’s neighbors could be best control

Freedom Newspapers Only a few years ago, a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries would have focused on good intentions about making trade freer and more open. The fact this meeting is dominated by talk of North Korea and terrorism underlines not only the preoccupations of the Bush administration but also how the world […]

United Way: 2003 goal is $375,000

By Eric Butler Curry County United Way officials are looking to raise about 20 percent more money than a year ago. “It’s an aggressive goal, but we need to let the community know that this is the bare minimum that we need to raise,” Director Erinn Burch said. “Our groups took a hit three years […]

Left and Right agree that order is needed

Tibor Machan Hearing President Bush at the United Nations recently reminded me that the Florida 2000 decision probably didn’t make any difference after all. Sure, I find Bush more simpatico, just because Al Gore possesses such an unappealing personality. But that shouldn’t matter for political purposes. What ought to count is which of these individuals […]

Felxible timetable best road to Iraq reconstruction

Freedom Newspapers F rom the standpoint of shoring up domestic support and reminding Americans that for better or worse the United States is committed to a fairly long run in Iraq, President Bush’s speech Tuesday can be considered a success. Whether it generates notable military, humanitarian or financial support from other countries to carry out […]

Richardson, G.E.

G.E. Richardson Services: Have been held. Rev. G. E. (Gene) Richardson, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at his home in Logan. Rev. Richardson was born June 25, 1930, in Okmulge, Okla. He married Clara Jo Winfrey on Aug. 28, 1949. He served 44 years as an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church, serving […]

Iraq conflict looks like war of choice, not necessity

Freedom Newspapers Among the more curious developments of the past week were explicit and apparently purposeful statements by President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the effect that the administration does not now believe — and apparently never believed — there was a direct link between Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein and the terrorist […]

Editorial: Ending trade subsidies would be good policy

The collapse of the World Trade Organization’s round of trade talks in Cancun last weekend is hardly the end of hopes for a world with fewer barriers to trade. But it demonstrates that the path to freer trade, as always, is hardly without detours. It should serve as a wake-up call to developed countries like […]

Patriot Act needs open debate

Freedom Newspapers It’s been two full years since al-Qaida operatives turned the United States, the Middle East and most of the civilized world upside down. The attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the attempted attack by Flight 83, which crashed in a Pennsylvania field, were so brazen and breathtaking they changed the […]

Time to face reality of Iraqi situation

STEVE CHAPMAN Back when the occupation of Iraq was expected to consist of a victory parade and a glorious flowering of democracy, the Bush administration was content to handle the job alone. But this week, it finally acknowledged that the only thing worse than being mired in a catastrophe is being mired there all by […]

Strict regulations spur owners of cheese plant into expansion

By Darrell Todd Maurina Strict milk quotas and government regulations imposed by the European Union fueled expansion into the United States, according to officials of the Irish milk processing company known as Glanbia. Glanbia, whose name means “pure food” in the traditional Irish language of Gaelic, first came to the United States in 1988 and […]

U.S. has history of fighting others’ wars

By Tibor Machan Since early in its history America has been a world power and has been called upon increasingly by other nations to fight on their behalf. World War I, for example, would not have turned out as it did without the United States’ role in it, and many in Europe wouldn’t have it […]

Durham, Yvette

Yvette Durham Services: Have been held. Ms. Yvette Durham, 73, of Idalou, Texas, died Monday, June 16, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Piedmont, W. Va., to Olen Boyd and Dorothy Brown Cleveland. She married Neil S. Durham on May 3, 1958, in Santa Fe. She was an amateur artist […]

United Way adds two agencies

By Gary Mitchell A new program will allow the Curry County United Way to stretch its donation dollars further, according to local officials. All donations to the local office of the United Way will go directly to those in need with the help of a program called Corporate Cornerstone in which corporate donations will be […]

Eating a way of charity

Joshua Bonney, 2, shows his father Mark Bonney a burrito as they eat with their family during the 13th annual Food Fest Thursday at North Plains Mall. By Helena Rodriguez Jalapeno peanut brittle. Shrimp cocktail. Ribs. Strawberry shortcake. Fried wontons. Burritos. Strawberry smoothies. Pizza. A smorgasbord — from appetizers to entrees to dessert, not necessarily […]

Fund-raising and food

By Eric Butler One family member wants chicken. Another perhaps pizza. How about tacos or a home-style meal? All that — and more — in a two-hour period would ordinarily mean an extremely frantic rush around Clovis. Instead it’s all available during the 13th annual Food Fest to benefit the Curry County United Way. Twenty-one […]

Bush deserves applause for AIDS effort

By Mona Charen This may mark me as a bit of a crank, but I still recall Bob Geldof’s heated denunciation of the United States back in the 1980s. He was the moving force behind Live Aid and the “We Are the World” recording that raised money for famine relief in Ethiopia. But in typical […]

Lifting sanctions best byproduct of war with Iraq

In a 14-0 vote, the United Nations Security Council voted recently to remove a most oppressive and counterproductive policy that has been imposed on Iraq since the end of the first gulf war. Yes, the council, at America’s urging, has ended the policy of sanctions. Essentially, other nations refused to ship most products to Iraq […]

Abusers sit on human rights commission

By Mona Charen Think back to March 2003. The United States and Great Britain were feverishly maneuvering to secure a United Nations resolution authorizing war with Iraq. The French were just as busily working to undermine any such resolution. Kofi Annan, secretary general of the U.N., opined that any hostilities undertaken without U.N. sanction would […]