Residents wary of price drop

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his friends teased him for buying a four-cylinder Mazda Prot

Intervention in Venezuela is problematic

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s threat to go to war with Colombia is almost certainly more bluster and opportunism than a real thirst for battle. Machiavelli formulated long ago what rulers have known since the dawn of time: A leader facing problems and potential opposition at home can often prosper by turning peoples’ attention to a […]

Dictatorship won’t help social improvement plan

Editorial The Venezuelan National Assembly confirmed what has been in the works for more than a month: President Hugo Chavez, an avowed socialist who sees Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as his role model, has been handed virtually unlimited power to rule by decree for the next 18 months. This new era of what Chavez calls […]

Aug. 6 Obituaries

Rubie Carmichael, 100 Rubie Helen Carmichael, 100, of Clinton, Okla., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton, Okla. She was born on Nov. 12, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Joe and Elizabeth Sanders Beevers. Her family moved to Quay County in 1907 and homesteaded in […]