Thursday morning briefing: Remembering the Alamo, and trade talk

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Thursday morning briefing: New kid’s in town and the worst baseball trade

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Final fine arts Today marks the last day of a student bachelor of fine arts exhibition

Decades prove resiliency

This year marked my 30th writing this column. The column runs in 150 papers around the country and in Canada. For the most part they can be described as trade publications, or as a smaller weekly or daily papers. It is impressive to me how many of these publications continue to remain in business when […]

My turn: Siblings priceless

Helena Rodriguez How many of you would trade in your brothers and sisters for a lump of cash? Sounds tempting. Kinda like Cash for Gold. But seriously, would you trade in your siblings for a bigger inheritance from your parents? There are some things money can’t buy; the constant annoyance, catch-scratch fights and squabbling with […]

Trade fear for faith

Bad news seems to be all over the place. I heard of a man being so upset by the bombardment of bad news that he decided he would go on “a news fast.” It sounds funny, yet it’s not a bad idea. Fear is the most destructive force I know. It is paralyzing and tormenting. […]

Gulf oil spill doesn’t justify cap and trade

The White House was more successful last week forcing a private company — British Petroleum — to set up a $20 billion fund to pay for damage from the oil spill than it has been in stemming the flow of crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico and the coastlines of several states. Chances are BP […]

Fairness too complicated

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist So Bill Gates sold me some software when he was still in that business. He was then immensely rich, compared to me. How unfair, you say? But Bill took his gains from this trade and used it to feed starving African children, while I used the software I […]

Press Release: Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station recognized by coal trade group

AMARILLO – The Powder River Basin Coal Users Group (PRBCUG) recently named Xcel Energy’s Tolk Generating Station near Muleshoe, Texas as its Plant of the Year, citing its safe operation, high reliability and environmental stewardship. Tolk was one of four power plants considered for this year’s annual award. PRBCUG is a trade group that promotes […]

Labor put forth by jobholders enriches lives

Freedom New Mexico Labor Day for most Americans has evolved into just another excuse to have a three-day weekend, perhaps with a nod to the unofficial end of summer and a celebration of the first week of college football. Perhaps this is appropriate considering that of the federally mandated holidays this is the one that […]

Fed decision to allow trade long overdue

Freedom New Mexico The federal government has prompted yet another delay in the implementation of a NAFTA provision that allows Mexican truckers to bring cargo from that country to U.S. markets. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, that provision should have gone into effect on Jan. 1, 1995 — more than 14 years ago. […]

Energy bill could raise utility rates

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Local electricity providers expect customer costs to go up if a proposed federal cap-and-trade climate legislation passes the U.S. Senate without changes. This summer, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which has a number of provisions to limit carbon emissions […]

Canada trade deal needs to be protected

Freedom New Mexico President Obama’s visit to Canada was notable for the ever-so-slight undercurrents of uneasiness between two countries that have enjoyed generally amicable relations over the sometimes touchy issue of trade. Obama made foolish comments during the presidential campaign (in the heart of a Rust Belt filled with people and union leaders eager to […]

Pastor set to trade places

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Freedom New Mexico It’s been a long time coming, but after 35 years in active ministry, the Rev. Joel H. Horne says he’s looking forward to trading his place behind the pulpit for sitting by his wife in the pew. Horne, who will turn 70 this Halloween, will officially retire Sunday as the senior pastor, […]

ENMU student discusses Islam

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Rabiah Memon held a presentation Thursday at the school that focused on debunking the myths and misunderstanding of Islam. Memon told the crowd of about 60 students and residents that as a Muslim she is often asked how she felt about the terrorism attacks […]

Events Calendar Sept. 7, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days and garage sale — Noon to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to sell garage sale items for $10 per day. Information: 762-8827. MondayPortales Municipal Schools board meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First Street and Avenue B ThursdayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First […]

Death of Doha Round not end of world for trade

Freedom New Mexico The final failure of the so-called Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations last month has been described as a crisis in trade policy and even in the headline to a Wall Street Journal editorial, as “the end of free trade.” There’s no question it was disappointing, but it may be that such […]

Easing government regulation is best medicine for trade

Editorial With national election campaigns shifting into high gear, one subject voters aren’t hearing much about is trade. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the domestic economy on the front burners, international trade is shunted aside, to be trotted out when a candidate needs to score points by pointing out how he or […]

Events Calendar July 6

Sunday Curry County Trade Days — Noon-5 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827. Milnesand Community Reunion — 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. program; 11 a.m. potluck lunch. At Milnesand Community Building. Monday Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of First Street and Avenue B. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting […]

Events Calendar June 8, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds TuesdayRoosevelt County Health Council — 4 p.m. Memorial Building Portales Arts Council — 5:30 p.m. Memorial Building WednesdayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 ThursdayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 FridayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705Route 66 […]

Democrats reaction shows deep hostility toward world trade

Editorial It’s sad, really. For most of the last century, the Democratic Party, as the most significant advocate of an internationalist perspective in American politics, understood that promoting international trade was a key aspect of being an internationally oriented world power that valued multilateral relations. With its latest action on a proposed trade agreement with […]