Government habits hard to break

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Meg Whitman is running for governor of California and I haven’t a clue what her chances are. I know I don’t want someone like Arnold to get elected, but then I don’t want hardly anyone to be either re-elected or elected. And Meg Whitman offers a good example […]

Take time out to love yourself this Valentine’s Day

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist TUCUMCARI — When you are trying to quit smoking, everyone lights a cigarette. When you’re on a massive diet, the only trucks that ramble by are owned by Sara Lee. And when, like I am, you are moving 1,942 miles to the West Coast and leaving behind five goats, a […]

Bush bumbled by choosing Whitman

Freedom Newspapers Christine Todd Whitman, the abysmally bad first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush, is poised to publish the gripping, harrowing, nauseatingly self-serving account of her travails as a “moderate” (read: liberal) in a Republican Party dominated by what she calls “antiregulatory lobbyists and extreme antigovernment ideologues.” Antigovernment ideologues! Where do […]

Crook, Bill

Bill Crook Services: Have been held. Bill Crook, 73, of Chandler, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004. He was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Clovis, to Buck and Sallie Mae Crook in Clovis. Family members said in his youth he was a rodeo cowboy and won prizes in calf roping. They said he served in […]