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September 26, 2012
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President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 at more than 50 public high schools, sometimes even before they have had sex. The effort to combat teen pregnancy in the nation’s largest city contrasts sharply with the views of politicians and school systems in more conservative parts of the country. Valerie Huber, president of the National Abstinence Education Association in Washington, calls it “a terrible case once again of bigotry of low expectations” — presuming that teen girls will have sex anyway, and effectively endorsing that. But some doctors say more schools should follow
Mitt Romney campaigns at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, Sept. 14.
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VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has emerged as the presidential race’s undisputed focus. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are making multiple stops this week alone in a state that’s trending toward the president, endangering Romney’s White House hopes. The popularity of Obama’s auto industry bailout and a better -than-average local economy are undermining Romney’s call for Ohioans to return to their GOP-leaning ways, which were crucial to George W. Bush’s two elections. Ohio has 18 electoral votes, seventh most in the nation, and no Republican has won the White House without carrying it. Romney is scrambling to reverse the polls that show Obama ahead. On Tuesday, he made the first of his four planned Ohio stops this week, joining his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, for a rally near Dayton. On See OHIO, Page A3
Supersonic plunge set for Oct. 8 Beeton family boasts 3 gens in control tower See NYC, Page A3
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama told world leaders Tuesday that attacks on U.S. citizens in Libya “were attacks on America,” and he called on them to join in confronting the root causes of the rage across the Muslim world. “I do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders, in all countries, to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism,” Obama said in a speech to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly. Obama also condemned the anti-Muslim video that helped spark the recent attacks, calling it “cruel and disgusting.” But he strongly defended the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the freedom of expression, “even views that we profoundly disagree with.” With U.S. campaign politics shadowing every word, Obama also warned that time to peacefully curb the Iranian nuclear crisis is running out.
tude of 23 miles over New Mexico. Project managers announced Tuesday the feat will take place Oct. 8. The Austrian parachutist jumped from 13 miles in March and 18 miles in July. This time, he hopes to break the alltime record of 19.5 miles set in 1960. A giant helium balloon will hoist a pressurized capsule with Baumgartner inside, dressed in a AP Photo pressure suit. Baumgartner expects to A crew member adjusts the space capsule of the Red Bull reach a top speed of 690 Stratos mission in the pressure chamber at Brooks Air mph and break the sound Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, Monday. barrier with only his CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. In just two weeks, body, less than a half(AP) — The countdown is Baumgartner will attempt minute after he hops from on for skydiver Felix to go supersonic when he his capsule. Baumgartner. jumps from a record alti-
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When Frank Beeton IV and his sister Cori graduated from high school, they faced the tough decision all graduates face, what to do with the rest of their lives. Both made the decision to pursue careers in a field that was practically in their blood, air traffic control. By accepting jobs in that field, they would become the third generation of air traffic controllers in their family. Cori, the older of the two, served in the Navy for six years before being hired by the Federal Aviation Administration and eventually accepting a job in Washington D.C. Frank
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — While the national Republican Party has all but abandoned New Mexico in recent weeks, three GOP senators came to Albuquerque on Tuesday to raise money and boost the campaign of Heather Wilson as the U.S. Senate candidate best equipped to protect the state and the nation. U.S. Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina touted Wilson — an Air Force Academy graduate, for-
mer congresswoman and defense contractor — as someone who will never underestimate the importance of the military. “She would make sure that not only are New Mexico military assets protected, but also that our country remains safe,” Ayotte said. McCain said acrossthe-board budget cuts set to take effect if Congress fails to reach a long-term debt reduction plan by January “will probably af fect the state of New Mexico more drastically and more dramatically
IV chose to eschew the military route and apply for what he describes as an off-the-street training program that required some college education and more workforce experience. Upon completion of the program, he began applying for jobs. The Roswell Tower facility hired him and he’s been there for the past four-anda-half years. The family’s air traffic control saga actually began in the 1940s with Frank IV’s grandfather, Frank Beeton Jr. While serving in World War II, Beeton Jr. got lost in the Aleutian Islands during a storm one day. He was directed back to base See TOWER, Page A3
State rep uses campaign money for massages, herbs 3 Senators fundraising for Wilson ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker has used campaign funds to pay for massages and chiropractic adjustments to treat his back problems. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Democratic state Rep. Miguel Garcia, of Albuquerque, reported at least a dozen visits to providers in 2010 and another visit this year on campaign finance reports. He spent at least $740 in campaign funds for the treatments, as well as an additional $77 on herbal remedies. Garcia said he thinks the
spending was allowed because his longstanding back problems act up during door-to-door campaigning.
State law says the contributions can be used for campaign expenditures and expenditures “reasonably related” to the duties of office. Ken Ortiz, the chief of staff for Secretary of State Dianna Duran, said in response to a question from the Journal that based on prior attor ney general’s See MASSAGE, Page A3
than any other state in the nation.” McCain, A yotte and Graham are all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and have been traveling together on what they call a “Preserving America’s Strength” tour to highlight the “devastating impacts of the looming defense cuts.” Wilson said the cuts would mean a loss of $400 million and 27,000 jobs at the state’s military bases and at New Mexico’s Sandia and Los
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Report: Premium hikes for top Medicare drug plans
The pharmacy area at a Little Rock, Ark., Wal-Mart store.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face doubledigit premium hikes next year if they don’t shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market. Seven of the top 10 prescription plans are raising their premiums by 11 percent to 23 percent, according to a report this week by Avalere Health. It’s a reality check on a stream of upbeat Medicare announcements from the Obama administration, all against the backdrop of a hard-fought election. In
Teacher shortage HOBBS (AP) — A housing crisis and a booming oil industry in Hobbs are being blamed for a teacher shortage at the city’s schools. KRQE-TV reports that district officials say Hobbs Municipal Schools needs to fill 18 positions immediately. The superintendent says the shortage is a result of some teachers quitting to go work for the oil industry, which pays more. The school chief says some teachers also have not been able to find af fordable housing in the area. Officials say with the oil
August, of ficials had announced that the average premium for basic prescription drug coverage will stay the same in 2013, at $30 a month. The administration’s number is accurate as an overall indicator for the entire market, but not very helpful to consumers individually since it doesn’t reflect price swings in the real world. “The average senior is going to benefit by carefully scrutinizing their situation, because every year the market changes,” Avalere President Dan Mendelson said. Avalere crunched the numbers
industry there booming, there are not enough homes, apartments or even hotel rooms to go around. The superintendent says they are quickly working to fill the teaching positions.
Centennial resolution ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution recognizing New Mexico’s 100th anniversary as a state. The New Mexico congressional delegation says the Senate gave its unanimous approval of the centennial resolution on Saturday. The state’s senior senator, Democrat Jeff Binga-
RPD busts theft suspect Roswell police served a warrant to Vicente Delao, 31, Monday. The suspect is charged with one count of possession of a stolen credit card, eight counts of Remote Financial Services Act violation, and five counts of fraudulent signing of credit cards or sales slips or agreements. The suspect had charged a total of $321.80 to the victim’s credit card on July 6 at various Roswell stores.
Police responded to Lovelace Hospital, 117 E. 19th St., Monday, after a man who had been shot in the hand went for treatment. He told police he was with a friend in a park on South Wyoming Avenue when an unknown assailant exited a vehicle and pointed a gun at him. The victim said he struggled with the subject, trying to wrest the firear m
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from his hand and was shot. He denied any knowledge of his assailant. The investigation is continuing.
Police were called the 300 block of North Missouri Avenue, Monday, where subjects removed a black-and-silver 14,000pound winch, a pendulum hitch and jumper cables from a trailer. The items were valued at $3,400.
Police received a report of threats against a Mesa Middle School student, Monday. The threats allegedly were posted on the victim’s Facebook page, where the subject said she was going to beat the victim up. For more information about what to do with threats on Facebook, visit facebook.com/help /?page=204546626249212. Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.
based on bid documents that the plans submitted to Medicare. The report found premium increases for all top 10 prescription drug plans, known as PDPs. However, the most popular plan — AARP MedicareRx Preferred — is only going up 57 cents per month nationally, to $40.42 from the current $39.85. President Barack Obama’s health care law does not appear to be the cause of the increases. Indeed, the law is improving the prescription benefit by gradually closing a coverage gap called the “doughnut hole,” which catches people with high drug costs. Instead, the price hikes appear to be driven by market dynamics, and some insurers are introducing new low-premium options to gain a competitive advantage on plans that are raising their prices. The seven plans with double-digit premium increases were: the Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (23 percent); First Health Part D Premier (18 percent); First Health Part D Value Plus
(17 percent); Cigna Medicare Rx Plan One (15 percent); Express Scripts Medicare-Value (13 percent); the HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan (12 percent); and Humana Enhanced (11 percent). Another two plans in the top 10 also had singledigit increases. They were the SilverScript Basic (8 percent) and WellCare Classic (3 percent). On the plus side for consumers, a major new lowcost plan entered the market. Premiums for the AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus Plan will average $15 a month nationally, although it won’t be available everywhere. That’s $3.50 less than the current low-cost leader, the Humana Walmart plan, whose premiums are rising to $18.50. The new AARP plan is run by UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation’s largest health insurance company. United pays AARP for the right to use its name on a range of Medicare insurance products, a successful business strategy that has proven lucrative for both partners. When Humana
man, says New Mexico has made numerous contributions to the country over the past century. The resolution points to the state’s long tradition of artistic expression, its diverse cultures and scenic beauty. It also mentions the state’s military connections and scientific contributions, including those made by Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. The resolution also mentions New Mexico’s famous chile crop, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Spaceport America and the Very Large Array, one of the world’s premier astro-
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Alamos national laboratories. Wilson’s opponent, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich, said he agrees with McCain that “we must come to the table and prevent devastating cuts to our military and national labs.” But the Democrat emphasized that any solution must include “asking millionaires to pay their fair share.” A Wilson win would give the GOP one of four seats it needs to pick up in November to take control of the chamber. But with Wilson and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney both trailing in the state, the Republican Party nationally has been shifting resources away from New Mexico to more competitive states. For example, the National Republican Senatorial
Legislative expenses SANTA FE (AP) — A New Mexico legislative leadership group has ordered a review of travel payments to lawmakers to determine whether there are doubledipping problems. The issue arose Tuesday in response to news reports the Attor ney General’s of fice is investigating whether Rep. Ray Begaye, D-Shiprock, filed false reimbursement vouchers for a National Conference of State Legislatures meeting in Arizona last year. KOB-TV has reported Campaign Committee recently pulled $3 million in television advertising it had reserved for Wilson. And last week, the Republican National Committee transferred three key staffers from its Mitt Romney campaign efforts to Colorado and Nevada.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has stepped in to fill some of the void, basically doubling its spending on Wilson last week by putting $455,000 into new ads for her.
Both have been on the air since the June primary, and despite Heinrich’s perceived advantage, both have gone negative.
A recent poll conducted for the Albuquerque Journal by Public Policy Polling showed Heinrich leading Wilson 49 percent to 42 percent.
and Walmart teamed up to offer their low-cost plan in 2011, United felt the competition. “There is a real focus on the premium in this market,” Mendelson said. “If a plan fields an offering with a low premium, it knows it can capture a significant number of customers.” Medicare spokesman Brian Cook did not dispute the Avalere estimates. “We continue to encourage seniors to shop around and find the plan that works best for them,” he said. Medicare’s open enrollment season starts Oct. 15, and beneficiaries have a wide variety of choices of taxpayer -subsidized private prescription plans. Seniors and family members can use the online Medicare Plan Finder to input individual prescription lists and find plans in their area that cover them. About 90 percent of Medicare’s nearly 50 million beneficiaries have some form of drug coverage, with more than 17 million enrolled in private plans through the prescription drug program. Of those, 14 million are in the
that NCSL reimbursed Begaye for driving a rental car to the seminar but he also was paid mileage by the Legislature. Begaye has retur ned some expense money to NCSL. Legislative Council members directed staff to find out from groups like NCSL how many lawmakers were reimbursed for attending conferences and to check that against state vouchers to determine whether legislators have been paid twice for the same expenses.
Uranium mining CHURCH ROCK (AP) — Officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are conducting an environmental review of a proposed uranium project in western New Mexico. Commission staff began their three-day visit Tuesday. They’re reviewing plans related to a proposal by Hydro Resources Inc. to develop an in-situ leach mining operation near the Navajo community of Church Rock. Hydro Resources plans to construct well fields and a uranium recovery plant. The solution mining process involves injecting water into the ground and
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The Avalare numbers, released Monday, do have one silver lining for the Obama administration. When the projections are tweaked to account for seniors switching to lowercost coverage, premiums for 2013 are likely to remain steady. Separately, the administration recently announced that average premiums for Medicare Advantage insurance plans will barely inch up next year on average, while enrollment in the private medical plans will continue to rise. Many Medicare Advantage plans also combine prescription drug coverage in one package deal. But the biggest premium announcement is yet to come.
Virtually all seniors pay the Part B premium for outpatient care, including those with traditional Medicare as well as those in private plans. Currently $99.90 a month, the Part B premium is expected to rise by about $7 for 2013, according to the government’s own projections.
using chemicals as part of a drying process to release the uranium.
Environmentalists and some Navajos have been critical of the ef forts to restart uranium development in the region. They point to past soil and water contamination. The NRC is looking at Hydro Resources’ plans for protecting groundwater and other resources as well as the health of workers and the public. NMHU map making
LAS VEGAS N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Highlands University is creating a new cutting-edge “geospatial technology” lab for advanced map making thanks for a federal grant.
The university recently announced it has been awarded a $300,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to fund the lab for new map making technologies. Geospatial technology includes a wide variety of mapping applications including 3-D terrain modeling, geographic information systems, and high-precision GPS.
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He said there is “still time and space” to resolve the issue through diplomacy. But that time is not unlimited.”
“Make no mistake: A nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained. It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations and the unraveling of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty,” he said.
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Wednesday, Obama will visit the college towns of Kent and Bowling Green, and Romney’s bus tour will stop in the Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo areas. His tone was urgent, but the points were standard campaign language from Romney. His allies hope they will start resonating in this crucial state. Not even Florida has seen as many presidential TV campaign ads as Ohio, and neither nominee goes very long without visiting or talking about the state. When Obama touted his “decision to save the auto industry” on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, he
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New York’s lead. Emergency contraception is safe and effective “if you use it in a timely fashion. It provides relief or solace to a young woman or man who has made a mistake but doesn’t want to have to live with that mistake for the rest of their lives,” said Dr. Cora Breuner, a Seattle physician and member of an American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on teen health. Plan B emergency contraception is about 90 per-
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The same capsule was used for Baumgartner’s two practice jumps but was damaged in the latest touchdown. It smashed down hard despite its parachute, and the outer shell had to be replaced with parts from a backup capsule. The entire craft was taken apart and reassembled. The repairs and retesting pushed the final flight from August to October.
“I feel like a tiger in a cage waiting to get out,” Baumgartner, 43, said in
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opinions, “It is unlikely such expenditures are allowable.”
Garcia, who pointed out
The foreign minister of Indonesia, the nation with the world’s largest Muslim population, said Obama’s speech was a “clarion call” for all nations to shun intolerance and he expected Muslim nations to react positively. “There will be a lot of sympathy. It is an issue that galvanizes all of us,” Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told The Associated Press. But he added that freedom of expression should be exercised with consideration to morality and public order. mentioned not the major car-making state of Michigan but Ohio, which focuses more on car parts. “One in eight jobs in Ohio is dependent on the auto industry,” Obama said. Four new polls underscore Romney’s serious problems in Ohio. Surveys by NBC and Fox News found Obama ahead by 7 percentage points. A poll by a group of Ohio newspapers showed him leading by 5. And a Washington Post poll released Tuesday found the president leading Romney by 8 points. All of Obama’s leads were outside the polls’ margins of error. One problem for Romney is that Ohio’s 7.2 percent unemployment rate is below the national average, as the Republican cent effective at preventing pregnancy if taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. New York’s program was phased in at health clinics at about 40 schools in the 1-million-student school system starting about four years ago. Since January 2011, it has expanded to 13 additional schools that don’t have clinics. The little-known program was reported on Sunday by the New York Post. Nurse practitioners or physicians dispense the pills, and parents can sign an opt-out form preventing their daughters from taking a statement.
Project officials note that excellent weather will be needed to launch the 30 million-cubic-foot helium balloon from Roswell. Early fall is generally an optimal time for such endeavors.
The entire flight will be monitored by a NASAlike Mission Control; the mission is known as Red Bull Stratos, short for stratosphere. One of the lead team members is record-holder Joe Kittinger, who was an Air Force captain when he took part in the military high-jump project. This time, the effort is privately funded by the energy drink maker.
that he has had back injuries dating to when he was a young man doing construction work, said he would reimburse his accounts if state officials determine that such spending wasn’t allowed. “During the campaign
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice.” And he said he appreciated “that in recent days, the leaders of other countries in the region — including Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen — have taken steps to secure our diplomatic facilities and called for calm. So have religious authorities around the globe.” Running through Obama’s speech was an overall theme that leaders of the Muslim world should also stand up for freer speech and oppose those
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has accused Obama of not being tough enough on Iran and of turning his back on Israel and other allies in the Middle East. Romney also has said he doesn’t have much faith in peace prospects between Israelis and Palestinians. Obama told the U.N.: “Among Israelis and Palestinians, the future must not belong to those who tur n their backs on the prospect of peace.” Romney in separate remarks to a global confer-
ence sponsored by former President Bill Clinton, said the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that took the life of the U.S. ambassador and three other U.S. citizens was an act of terrorism. Obama mentioned the slain U.S. ambassador, Christopher Stevens, several times in his address. Unlike Romney, Obama has not specifically called the attacks in Libya and other U.S. missions terrorism. Obama said that the United States “will be
gover nor, John Kasich, often reminds residents. House Speaker John Boehner, from the Cincinnati area, told reporters last week in Washington: “One of the things that probably works against Romney in Ohio is the fact that Gov. Kasich has done such a good job of fixing government regulations in the state, attracting new businesses to the state.” Still, the Fox News poll suggests there’s room for Romney to advance. Nearly one in three Ohio voters said they are “not at all satisfied” with the way things are going in the country, and an additional 26 percent are “not very satisfied.” Only 7 percent are “very satisfied,” and 34 percent are “somewhat satisfied.”
Romney is trying to tap that discontent. But he’s having mixed success with his chief target: white, working-class voters who are socially conservative and often have union backgrounds. A generation ago they were called “Reagan Democrats.” In 2009, Obama’s administration used billions of taxpayer dollars to keep General Motors and Chrysler afloat while they reorganized through bankruptcy. Romney said the companies should have been allowed to enter bankruptcy without gover nment help. But an array of of ficials at the time said the automakers would have gone under without it. GM still owes the government about $25 billion.
part. Only about 1 to 2 percent of parents have opted out, according to the city Health Department. The program is seen as a way to reduce a startling number: More than 7,000 New York City girls ages 15 to 17 get pregnant each year. More than two-thirds of those pregnancies end in abortions. “We are committed to trying new approaches ... to improve a situation that can have lifelong consequences,” the Health Department said in a statement. In the 2011-12 school year, 576 girls got the pills
at the 13 added schools, said Deborah Kaplan, an assistant health commissioner. New York City’s schools already offer regular birth control pills, condoms and other contraception, just as many other schools around the country do. But emergency contraception is especially controversial. The American Academy of Pediatrics says Plan B does not cause abortion or encourage risky sex, and it has called for the sale of the morning-after pill over the counter to help prevent teen pregnancies. Last year, however, the
Obama administration blocked plans to put the pills on drugstore shelves, keeping them behind the phar macy counter. The contraceptive requires a prescription for those under 17 but is available to older women without a prescription if they show pharmacists proof of age. Opposition to making Plan B available over the counter came mostly from conservatives and religious groups who said such a step would promote underage sex. At least one high school in a Los Angeles neighborhood with a high teen preg-
advice from Frank Jr. not to get involved. The demands of those involved with the PATCO strike were better work conditions, higher wages and a 32-hour workweek. PATCO strikers also wanted to be removed from the Civil Service’s clauses that had been restricting them for years. The organization’s strike violated a law that banned strikes by government unions and President Ronald Reagan ordered that the 11,345 air traf fic controllers return to work within 48 hours. When the strikers didn’t comply, they were all fired and banned from FAA service for life, including Frank III. The issue created a rift in the
father and son’s relationship and they would stop speaking to one another for about five years, except around the time of Frank IV’s birth. The two eventually patched things up and after President Bill Clintion lifted the ban on those who were a part of the PATCO strike, Frank III was rehired in 1994. He would work until his retirement in 2010. For Frank IV, being able to uphold his family’s legacy in a rather rough job is something he takes pride in. “It makes me very proud,” he said. “I can’t say enough about the pride I have doing my job. Air traffic controllers don’t get enough public positive
Watchdog. Garcia isn’t the first lawmaker to report using campaign funds for a massage. Republican state Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert, of Corrales, listed a massage and shopping trips on a 2007 report. She later said
it was a bookkeeping error and the items had not been paid for with campaign funds. Ortiz said Monday that not every expense report is audited, but the office initiates investigations when it receives complaints or oth-
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by an air traffic controller and his interest in the profession was peaked after that incident. After leaving the Navy, he took a temporary job with the Civil Aeronautics Authority in 1948 before working in Albuquerque and finally Washington, D.C., where he would finish his 40-year career. Next in line was Frank Beeton III who began with the FAA in 1977. He would become heavily involved in the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization strike of 1981 despite strong season, my sciatic nerve acts up,” Garcia said, adding that his pain is mainly triggered by the rigors of door -to-door campaigning. “It’s a real excruciating pain.” The spending was first reported by the New Mexico
But many workers in Ohio and elsewhere consider the auto bailout a success. It affected thousands of businesses, some of them fairly small, that make products that go into vehicles, new and used. Jeff Gase, a UAW union member who introduced Obama at a Columbus rally last week, credited the president with saving the paint company where he works. “Mom and pop body shops” buy the paint, Gase said, and now his plant is running “full steam ahead.” Romney notes that many Ohio car dealerships went out of business during the industry reorganization. The Washington Post poll showed that 36 percent of all Ohio voters said
who vent their anger with violence. Turning to the rising violence in Syria, Obama told the U.N. delegates, “The future must not belong to a dictator who massacres his people. If there is a cause that cries out for protest in the world today, it is a regime that tortures children and shoots rockets at apartment buildings. We must remain engaged to assure that what began with citizens demanding their rights does not end in a cycle of sectarian violence.” they had been contacted by the Obama campaign, and 29 percent said they had heard from Romney’s camp. Romney campaign political director Rich Beeson told reporters Tuesday that Romney’s campaign has 40 offices in Ohio to Obama’s 100, but he said Republicans are keeping pace. Pro-Romney TV ads, however, target voters in the coal-rich eastern part of the state with spots criticizing Obama’s environmental regulations affecting coal-fired power plants. And other Ohio working-class voters are courted in GOP ads saying Obama hasn’t been tough enough on China’s protection of its exporters. Obama is airing ads disputing both claims. nancy rate also offers emergency contraception in a partnership with Planned Parenthood.
Teen pregnancies have declined in recent years nationwide, a trend attributed partly to increased use of birth control.
The most recent government figures show the rate was about 70 pregnancies per 1,000 girls ages 15 through 19 in 2008. New York City’s rate was 82 per 1,000 girls that year, and dropped to 73 per 1,000 in 2010. Nationwide, about 43 percent of girls ages 15 to 19 have had sex.
recognition, you only hear about us when something bad happens, unfortunately.”
He added that while air traffic controllers are the unsung heroes of the airport, the feeling he has after going to work every day is a reward in itself.
“It’s kind of a thankless job and we don’t get a lot of praise, but we know and the pilots know what we do,” he said. “It’s really important knowing that you helped possibly save somebody’s life or get somebody important to them faster. It’s really uplifting leaving a shift knowing you’ve done something positive.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s popularity among New Mexico voters recently shot up from 60 percent to 69 percent in a recent Albuquerque Journal poll. That puts her in third place nationally according to the latest figures I find. Such high popularity is quite unusual for a governor in a state dominated by the opposite party. It also is unusual for a member of the freshman class of new Republican governors around the nation elected in 2010. Most of those governors have had a terrible time overcoming their initial efforts to change the direction of state government. Gov. Martinez, instead picked her battles and didn’t try to take big chunks from schools or Medicaid, which are more popular with voters. Martinez’s sudden nine-point jump in popularity likely was caused by the timing of the poll which came just after Martinez’s Republican National Convention
Some of my friends tease me about having fallen in love with Martinez. I assure you that first gentleman Chuck Franco has no worries. I have taken Martinez to task when I have felt it appropriate, especially for half-hearted support of two of former Gov. Bill Richardson’s major projects — the film industry and the spaceport. The film industry appears to be recovering despite a rather confusing cap on rebates. The spaceport, however, appears to be in trouble. The governor pushed a liability limit on space parts suppliers in the last legislative session. It is difficult to know whether a more vigorous effort might have gotten the legislation past the trial lawyers’ lobby. But the lack of immunity seems to be a major obstacle to attracting space companies that currently are going elsewhere. An all-out effort by all parties to alleviate the several concerns of space companies is in order. If you are a spaceport supporter and one
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speech. The speech didn’t have much of an effect on the nationwide television audience but it did in New Mexico. Since the three network channels cut away for commercials and analysis of Condoleezza Rice’s speech, many missed out on Martinez. But New Mexicans apparently did some channel switching to find Martinez on PBS, C-Span or a 24-hour news channels. Those New Mexicans who didn’t switch channels to find Martinez may just have been proud to have had their governor speak to a national audience and get good reviews. She even received two standing ovations.
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of your legislators is a trial lawyer, it would be appropriate to encourage the candidate to help the spaceport effort rather than their pocket book. Gov. Martinez’s biggest legislative priorities have been taking driver’s licenses from undocumented immigrants and holding back third-graders who aren’t at reading level. Polls show New Mexicans support both efforts, thus another source of her popularity. Legislative leaders have suggested that if Martinez were interested in compromising a bit, she could get most of what she wants. Former Gov. Gary Johnson passed up similar compromises. Johnson’s last year in office, he vetoed a rather significant tax cut because it wasn’t everything he was asking. The following year Gov. Bill Richardson signed the bill and received national acclaim. But despite Martinez’s unwillingness to compromise she remains quite popular. Many Democrats complain her populari-
ty is not deserved because she can’t claim to have accomplished much. It could be that is what New Mexicans want. Bill Richardson could claim a ton of accomplishments and it made him popular into his second term. But by the end of that term, the economy was sinking and Richardson’s expensive accomplishments weren’t paying off with the economic development he had promised. Could it be that New Mexicans are glad to take a breather from expensive projects and are enjoying a more limited state government under a cost conscious governor? Publicity of Martinez for being run by shadowy advisers, misusing email accounts and an insider award of a racino contract hasn’t hit any raw nerves with 69 percent of New Mexicans. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 984-0982; or by e-mail at email@example.com)
Endeavour not the end
Shuttle Endeavour gave a final thrill to perhaps millions of Californians with its “victory lap” Friday, riding a customized NASA 747 from the Bay Area to Orange County before touching down at Los Angeles International Airport. The final destination is the California Science Center in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park, near USC. From the Huntington Beach coastline, including the Boeing plant where much shuttle work was undertaken, to Angel Stadium to Disneyland, people stopped what they were doing for a few moments (there was quite a bit of cheering from dozens of people gathered on the roof of the Register’s five-story building in Santa Ana) and gazed at the shuttle and its entourage of jets with pride and no small measure of wistfulness. The youngest shuttle, Endeavour, commissioned in 1987 after the shuttle Challenger disaster a year earlier, completed 25 missions. The shuttle spent a total of 299 days in space and orbited Earth roughly 4,700 times (that’s 123 million miles on the odometer). Endeavour, named after the first ship commanded by 18th-century British explorer James Cook, built and outfitted much of the International Space Station. In May 1992, three astronauts made an unprecedented three-person spacewalk to rescue a stranded Intelsat communications satellite. Some months later, the shuttle launched again to repair a faulty mirror with the Hubble Space Telescope. Endeavour transported the first African-American woman to space. For some, Endeavour’s final flight signals the end for NASA of an incredible era of manned spaceflight. We would disagree with that conclusion. The future for humans in space is very bright, indeed. It’s just that, for America, it will be privately financed exploration. The small but growing private-sector space industry, which already works with NASA and JPL, has already played a critical role in space exploration as evinced by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity. Endeavour captured the American spirit. It’s a symbol of technical prowess and teamwork. Guest Editorial The Orange County Register
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Who cares about Romney’s taxes? Did anyone think the release of Mitt Romney’s tax returns would satisfy Democrats and make them focus on the real issues in this campaign, including President Obama’s failed domestic and foreign policy record and approaching massive tax increases? If so, please call me for a great deal on Arizona swampland. The Obama campaign’s deputy manager, Stephanie Cutter, accused Romney of taking advantage of lower tax rates for capital gains available only to “those at the top.” Is Cutter saying Romney is wrong to obey tax law? The tax code is a mess. It, not Romney, should
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be the object of scorn. And by the way, Americans who make average incomes can benefit from lower capital gains taxes if they build sufficient wealth by making good investments. Now that we know Romney paid a considerable amount of tax last year and in previous years, Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid should apologize for his comment about an unnamed “source” he claimed told him Romney paid no taxes for a decade. After Romney released his returns, instead of apologizing, Reid tried a new tack. “The information released today reveals that Mitt Romney manipulated one of the only two years of tax returns he’s seen fit to show the American people,” Reid said in a statement. “And then only to ‘conform’ with his public statements. That raises the question: what else in those returns has Romney manipulated?” Reid, of course, still has not released his 2011 tax returns.
Is he hiding something? Suppose a “source” told me so? I don’t care how much, or how little, the Romneys pay in taxes. I do care, and so should voters, about government overspending and a national debt that now tops $16 trillion dollars. I don’t care how much money anyone makes and neither should voters. Voters should be concerned only about whether they have the opportunity to make a decent living without having to depend on government. I do care — and so should voters — that
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2012. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general. On this date In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution. DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been hiccupping for days. Please help! DEAR READER: Most people have hiccups occasionally, and sometimes they can last for days. What are they, and what can you do to stop them? At the bottom of your lungs, separating your chest from your abdomen, lies a flat, blanket-like muscle called the diaphragm. It moves down when you take a breath in, creating suction in your chest that helps pull air into your lungs. It moves up when you breathe out, helping push air out of your lungs. A hiccup is caused by a sudden contraction or spasm of the diaphragm. It makes you inhale quickly and involuntarily. Then
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the space in your throat near your vocal cords snaps shut, producing the typical hiccup sound. T ry making a hiccup sound: You’ll discover that you need to take in a quick breath, and you’ll feel something move in your throat. Of the many purported ways to get rid of hiccups, here are a few that have some merit:
— Stimulate the uppermost region of your throat: Pull on your tongue; put a teaspoon of granulated sugar on the back of your tongue; gargle with water or sip ice water; drink from the far side of a glass; or bite on a lemon. (I’ve tried all of these, particularly the sugar trick, and they work for me.) — Tap or rub the back of your neck. — Gently poke the back of your throat with a long cotton swab. — Stimulate the cone-like tissue that hangs from the very back of the top of your mouth (the uvula) by touching it with a cotton swab. — Change your breathing pattern in various ways: Hold your breath; breathe into a
paper bag; gasp in fright; or pull your knees up to your chest and lean forward. — Distract yourself from the fact that you’re hiccupping. Occasionally, hiccups just won’t go away. But even longlasting hiccups don’t usually signal a medical problem. In a small number of cases, though, persistent hiccups may be a sign of disease. The underlying issue is usually something that causes irritation of one of the nerves in the chest that send signals to the diaphragm telling it to move. Hiccups can also be triggered by excess alcohol use, kidney failure and infections, especially ear infections. See DR. K, Page A5
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Sept. 26, 1987 • The Goddard High School chapter of Future Farmers of America took home the first-place trophy for the FFA exhibit booth at the 1987 New Mexico State Fair. The Roswell High FFA chapter won seventh place for its efforts. Booths in the 1987 State Fair are judged on educational value, attractiveness of exhibit and theme. First-prize winners take home a premium of $160. The Carrizozo FFA earned second place and $130 premium for its booth. Portales captured third place and $100. Alumni of the Carrizozo FFA chapter took fourth place and $80. All other winners received $60.
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(Roswell veteran)—I had an appointment at the Albuquerque VA hospital for 10 a.m., so I left Roswell at 6 a.m. and went straight to the clinic. I waited until 11:45 a.m. and went to lunch when the girl at the desk said the doctor was having a problem, and wouldn’t be in until around 1 p.m. I came back at 12:45 p.m., and the desk clerk said the doctor would be in at 2:30 p.m. He asked me if I could wait a little longer and asked where I was from. I said Roswell, and he said that’s not that far away. At 2:30 p.m. I went up to see how much longer it was going to be, and they said about another hour. I left at 3 p.m. (no doctor seen), getting back to Roswell at 6:30 p.m. It seemed like they had too much going on there.
Mr. (blank) had an appointment for surgery and reported to the VA hospital at 9:30 a.m. We went to “admissions” on the first floor, filled out paperwork and was told by an admissions clerk all beds were filled. She asked if we wanted to stay there and wait around or drive around town until around 2:30 or 3 p.m. They finally had him a bed at 3:30 p.m. (after I complained to some man on the first floor and “dropped your name”). I’m not sure if we would have been assigned a bed otherwise. I returned to Roswell, arriving at 8:15 p.m. that night. The clinic was packed! Another veteran advised me of an appointment made for him to see a doctor in the pulmonary clinic at the Albuquerque VA
Hospital. There was no referring doctor listed on his appointment notice from Albuquerque, which seemed puzzling. This veteran is homebound (established by the VA themselves in a compensation claim). The veteran called to the VA scheduling department in Albuquerque. The scheduling person was very accommodating and canceled the mystery appointment. She commented that his attending physician could set up a fee-based
appointment here in Roswell to accomplish the pulmonary screening. Normally, that would be “end of story.” However, the VA reports that it is hard to find contracting medical providers in our area who are willing to see VA patients. I might just have a glaring reason why that situation exists (next week). Mr. Morgan Nelson reported the following. (Blank), a Viet Nam veteran, told me that he was sick and felt real bad, yesterday. He has Parkinson's disease, heart problems, kidney stones, etc. and is under the care of the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque. I urged him to go to the Veteran clinic in Artesia as it was closer and he seemed to have an outpatient problem that could be handled locally (only an
terly stakeholders meeting Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Health and Science Center, 75 University Blvd., room 200.
wash fundraiser on Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 110 E. Summit St. in the north parking lot. Not only will the outside of your car be sparkling clean, but the inside as well.
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80 mile trip and not a 500 mile trip). He went to Artesia and reported. After a one-hour wait, he was told they might could see him after all the regular appointments, probably at four or five o'clock since his primary care was Albuquerque. They would not treat him anytime soon and he would have to go to Albuquerque for diagnosis and treatment. Since he was suffering, he returned to Roswell and went to the Emergency Room at the Roswell hospital, where he was treated. He had spent nearly six hours going to Artesia, waiting for treatment that was denied. In the emergency room, his condition was quickly diagnosed, treated, and his suffering mitigated in less than 15 minutes. I don’t know his payment plans
but he has only a small pension and drives an old beat-up pickup. All this could have been alleviated quickly if the VA doctor or nurse had even looked at him in Artesia, instead of summarily and bureaucratically dismissing him. Even better—if VA had some facility, contract, or other arrangement in Roswell to take care of veterans emergency and outpatient needs. There are enough veterans to justify at least some contractual arrangement with a local doctor.
Sadly, these are by no means the only complaints I’ve received! Next week, some reasons (totally bogus) why the VA refuses, categorically, to establish contract clinic care here in Roswell for its veterans. God bless.
Walk to end Alzheimer’s this Saturday seeks volunteers Alzheimer’s Assoc.
The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter seeks volunteers to assist in presenting educational programs and in organizing its upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn. Education volunteers would receive training in Alzheimer’s disease warning signs, progression and behaviors; then assist in disseminating this information. Walk volunteers would assist in organizational tasks, logistical execution or increasing public or corporate involvement. To volunteer, contact Priscilla Lujan at 6241552 or priscilla.lujan @alz.org.
Valley Christian Academy invites vendors, artists, and crafters to set
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up booths for a fundraiser on Oct. 13 at Enchanted Lands Park. Free benefit concert given by “Johnny and the Crashers.” We’ll have inflatables, a dessert auction, and food. Booth rentals are extremely affordable at $50 in return for a wide variety of marketing to include news print, posters and flyers. Contact school office for more infor mation or to reserve your booth at 6271500.
Jinglebob Telecom Pioneers
Roswell Jinglebob Telecom Pioneers will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. For reservations call 622-3082.
There will be a Healthy Kids Chaves County quar-
our future is being mortgaged to pay for “entitlements” and huge interest on longterm debt that is greater than the gross domestic product of some countries. Before leaving Washington to campaign for re-election, members of the Senate passed one of those stopgap spending bills, ensuring government paychecks will continue to go out. It ends what many regard as one of the least productive legislative sessions in U.S. history; not necessarily a bad thing when you consider the damage Congress might have caused were it not for a Republican House crying, “NO!” Voters should also recall the numerous bills passed by the House and ignored in the Democrat-controlled Senate. In the first presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 3, Romney must show a part of himself no one has yet seen and perhaps not even he knows exists. He should remind Americans of their history of selfreliance, personal responsibility and accountability. When government replaces those virtues with entitlements and dependency it diminishes and weakens the nation.
LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) is to meet Thursday at La Familia Counseling Services, 200 W. Hobbs St. at 6 p.m. For additional contact infor mation Richard or Virginia Garcia at 622-6633 or 505-4264142.
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar support group for people who are grieving the death of someone. Seminars are held Thursday evenings beginning this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Community Church, room 103, 935 W. Mescalero Road.
The KIK (Consumer Input Committee) of Tobosa Developmental Services is having a car
Government is supposed to be of, by and for the people, not in spite of the people. It is “we the people,” not you the government. It is the people who grant power to those who govern. It is not the government, or any politician, who has the constitutional right to limit our freedoms and shackle us to Washington. Quote Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, Mitt. Quote Reagan. Remind people why the Democrats lost control of the House in 1994 and again in 2010. It makes no sense to vote for conservatives in one election and then vote for a liberal in another. Four years ago, a majority of Americans were seduced by Obama’s soaring and messianic rhetoric. It’s time for us to embrace what our parents and grandparents tried to hand down to us: individual responsibility and a sense of caring for each other. If Romney makes that case in this “entitlement nation,” he could win. If not, we’re finished and what Romney paid in taxes will matter even less than it should now. (Write to Cal Thomas at: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also email Cal Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.) © 2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE PATIENTS OF J. GARY CATHEY, D.D.S.
Cathey Family Dentistry would like to assure the patients of Dr. J. Gary Cathey that they can continue to make appointments and receive the same dedicated and quality dental care in the future from Dr. Phillip Cathey along with the same staff. Dr. Gary had a remarkable impact on the lives of his patients, and they can have absolute confidence that the delivery of exceptional patient care will still be met in his office.
We also sincerely thank you for your many expressions of love and prayer during this difficult time.
There will be a free lecture and reception for the opening of the paintings and drawings of Rodney Carswell Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. This exhibition is coordinated in partnership with the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.
Concert at PFW
Emory Quinn is scheduled to perform at Pecos Flavors Winery, 305 N. Main St., Friday from 7-9 p.m. Show is $10 - reservations available by calling 627-6265.
Honor vets dance
Honor our veterans dinner and dance will take place Friday from 7-11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 28 Veterans
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Memorial Hall, 1620 N. Montana Ave. Price is $10 per person. Dinner will be a choice of barbecue brisket or catfish. Music will be provided by the Tom Blake Trio and Country Charm. This event is a fundraiser for Adopt-a-Soldier. For more information, call 575-840-6565.
Flowers for sale
This Saturday the Pecos Valley Iris Society will have a rhizome sale at the farmers market at the Chaves County Courthouse lawn from 7 a.m.-noon, or until all rhizomes are sold. Time to plant iris so come pick out your flowers now.
The world’s largest awareness and fundraising event in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, will be Saturday at the Chaves County Courthouse lawn. Checkin begins at 8 a.m., and the walk commences at 9 a.m. Walk information and registration are available at alz.org/newmexico, or by calling the Association
If you have long-lasting hiccups, see your doctor. He or she will look for problems that may be causing them and then try to fix that problem. Your doctor may also prescribe a medication that can help stop your hiccups. The ones most often used are chlorpromazine, haloperidol and metoclopramide. Or your doctor may tell you to stop taking a particular drug that may be causing your hiccups. Examples include midazolam, some types of chemotherapy and digoxin.
UFO of Roswell Birding Group monthly meeting will be this Saturday. First, there will be a field trip at the J. Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary, 401 N. Sycamore Ave. at 8 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. the meeting will be at 1804 W. College Blvd. The theme will be "Retreat at Enchanted Farms.” Contact Steve for more information at 4202100.
The Southeast New Mexico (SENM) College Fair will bring more than 30 college representatives to Roswell where students and their parents can meet with them. The fair will be at New Mexico Military Institute in the Godfrey Athletic Center on Saturday from 12-3 p.m. This free event is open to all high school students. No reservations required. For more information contact Kalith Smith at email@example.com or 6248372.
Surgery for persistent hiccups is another option, though it’s rarely used. One type of surgery is a “nerve block” that stops a signal telling the diaphragm to contract. Another option is implanting a pacemaker that makes the diaphragm contract more rhythmically. Fortunately, the simple solutions I described earlier almost always solve the problem. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)
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Three dogs in animal cruelty case now up for adoption STORY AND PHOTOS BY JESSICA PALMER RECORD STAFF WRITER
Roswell City Attorney Barbara Patterson has released these three survivors of the Luis Baltazar cruelty case for adoption. The dogs have been through both trials and tribulations. They were held at Animal Control until the former owner’s trial. After Baltazar’s conviction on extreme animal cruelty, Animal Services questioned whether it was legal to place them up for adoption. Many people have expressed interest in the dogs, but were thwarted as the legal issues were yet unresolved. Now all the legal questions have been answered and they ar e fr ee to find a good home. These three dogs are only a few of many animals at Animal Services, 705 E. McGaffey St., and each life is pre-
cious. Meanwhile, two local veterinarians are offering spay and neutering discounts. South Springs Animal Hospital, 3501 Old Dexter Hwy., has a $60 fee for all dogs and a discount for cats. Chaves County Animal Control Of ficer Laura Hite said that it cost $127 to get her miniature dachshund neutered.
Smith’s Animal Clinic announced it will have a special 25 percent discount for spaying and neutering for both cats and dogs in their clinic at 1209 S. Union Ave. in October, making October a good month to adopt an animal from Animal Services. “These deals are only available for animals adopted from the shelter,” said Kim Conner, receptionist at Animal Control.
CONCERT OF FAVORITE ANTHEMS AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST The First United Methodist Church is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in Roswell. Part of the celebration is a Concert of Favorite Anthems to be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The concert will include numbers by the Chancel
Choir, as well as by the Kaler Bells, and will include selections by pianist Michelle Olson and by John and Karen Fuss. An ice cream social will follow the music. This special concert is free and open to the public and will
be held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
For more information, contact David Wilcox at 622-1881 or Steve Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUAD-COUNTY CONTINUUM WORKSHOP AT ENMU-R
The workshop will take place in collaboration with the Lincoln, Lea and
Curry County continuums. Through this collaboration we have prepared an agenda that we hope will be beneficial in providing information that will assist in addressing common juvenile issues within our communities. This is the second workshop scheduled this year, with the first hosted by Lincoln County. Chaves County is extending an invitation to any community agency providing juvenile services. The workshop will be provided free of charge. Registration forms and additional information can be obtained by contacting Charlotte Andrade, program coordinator at 624-6559 or Tina Sigala, board liaison at 624-6689. Certificates of Attendance will be issued for all participants.
Friday is the deadline for making reservations for the Heritage Dinner honoring Bobbi Alcorn, Rick Kraft and Ron Malone. This year's dinner will be held at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, Oct.
2 at 6:15 p.m. at a cost of $50 a plate. Corporate tables are available that will seat eight for $400. Call the Historical Museum at 622-8333 or stop by with your payment.
Chaves County will be hosting a Quad-County Continuum Workshop at the Easter n New Mexico UniversityRoswell campus on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. T opics will include Alcohol Literacy Challenge “Underage Drinking Prevention” pres e n t e d b y D r. P e t e r D e B e n e d i t t i s ; “Juvenile Detention & Our Incarcerated Youth”; “The New Faces of Opiod Addiction: A New Mexico Health Crisis”; “Building Assets in the Elementary Schools”; The “Abuse and Neglect Referral Process”; “Teen Suicide”; and a presentation by the Guidance Center of Lea County detailing their menu of programs and services.
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TIME TO GET YOUR FLU VACCINATION ROSWELL—The Roswell Public Health Office will be offering flu vaccine during a clinic on Thursday at the J.o.y. Center at 1822 N. Montana Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “The vaccine is offered at no cost to the public,” said Carol Larez, nurse manag-
ENMU-R FAIR DAY
In recognition of the opening day of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, no classes will be held Monday, Oct. 1, at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. The campus will also be closed until 1 p.m. on Oct. 1. Regular campus hours and classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 2. For campus information, call 6247000.
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er of the Roswell Health Office. “We will be offering vaccines at the office as well from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.” Larez encourages everyone to bring their Medicare/Medicaid and insurance cards with them to the clinics.
The Department’s public health offices provide vaccine to people who are at high risk for serious illness or death from complications of flu, and people who have no health insurance.
IT’S OUR 3RD BIRTHDAY!!!
Thanks to all who have helped us grow!!
In appreciation, we are having a 2 week celebration sale September 17 - 29
Furniture 10 - 20% Savings • • All Accessories - 20% Savings • • Take advantage of our handy Layaway Plan for special Christmas gifts •
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Christians United for Israel to host guest speaker Monday Christ’s Church will host pastor and author Victor Styrsky during a Stand with Israel event Monday at 7 p.m. at the church, 2200 N. Sycamore Ave. The evening’s theme is “It’s 1938 … again.” The event is free and seating is limited. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Rebecca Chavez, local director of Christians United for Israel, encourages everyone who supports Israel to attend the event. “This is such a crucial time in our nation’s history and in our relationship with Israel,” she said. “We need to hear what Victor Styrsky has to share.” Styrsky is the easter n regional coordinator for Christians United for Israel. He has been a pastor, music director, and pro-Israel activist in Norther n Califor nia for more than 25 years, and is the author of “Honest to God— Christian Zionists Confront 10 Questions Jews Need Answered.” He assumed CUFI’s easter n regional coordinator position after serving several years as CUFI’s California director. A Christian Zionist for more than 30 years, Styrsky has been a frequent speaker at AIPAC, on college campuses, Zionist Organization of America, Eagles Wings, the IsraelChristian Nexus and other
pro-Israel organizations across the nation. In 2007, Styrsky addressed the 25,000-person rally outside the United Nations in protest of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ap-
pearance. He and his wife Marita have lived in the midst of an inner city Pakistani, Sunni Muslim community in Sacramento for more than a decade.
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The professionals at Allied Key & Safe are (left to right) Kyle Loving, Locksmith; Kellie Corn, Office Manager; and owner Chuck Dwyer, Master Locksmith with over 45 years of combined experience. Allied Key & Safe has been in business since 1937 in Roswell.
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Allied Key & Safe offers you the best security ‘hands down’
Allied Key & Safe is the oldest security company in Roswell and southeast New Mexico and they have the best security “hands down”. The business has been serving the area since 1937. Chuck Owner Dwyer, Master Locksmith, has over 30 years experience. Kellie Corn, the Office Manager, is there to offer quality service to all their
customers. Kyle Loving, another of Allied’s professional locksmiths also is their automotive tech. Kyle is here for all your automotive needs. Allied Key & Safe is bonded, registered and insured. They offer 24 hour emergency service. Burglar Alarms and Camera Security Systems Allied Key provides burglar alarms and camera
systems to both residential and commercial properties, with no contracts and the systems are smart phone compatible. So if you are not on the property and want to see what is going on, just pull it up on your phone - the alarm system will notify you when someone is entering or exiting the property. Digital Security Allied Digital Secu-
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A8 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 OBITUARIES
A rosary will be recited for Courtney Elizabeth Rivera, 22, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Gutierrez, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. She passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Courtney was born Oct. 20, 1989, in Roswell, to Javier Rivera and Holly Hoppes. She worked for Tobosa Developmental and Beehive as a caregiver. She enjoyed being with her family and friends. Courtney will be missed by all who knew her. Those left to cherish her memory are her father Javier Rivera, of Roswell; her mother Holly Hoppes and her husband Mike, of Hager man; her siblings, Paige Hoppes, Emily Hoppes and Capp Hoppes, of Hagerman; her grandparents, Baltazar “Tata” and Maria Guadalupe “Nana” Rivera, of Roswell, and Johnnie Crowell, of Roswell; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son Gavin Rivera, in 2010; maternal grandfather Sammy Crowell; and a very special great-grandmother Mama
Accidents Sept. 21 8:10 a.m. — Atkinson and Second; drivers — Marian Gabaldon, 49, and Modesta Mendez, 38, both of Roswell. 10:52 a.m. — Virginia and Fifth; drivers — Alisa Soto, 23, and Pricillia Lopez, 20, both of Roswell. 12:56 p.m. — Main and College; drivers — Eduardo Rocha, 54, and Nicholas Espinoza, 25, both of Roswell. 12:56 p.m. — Main and College; driver — Robert Rollins, 43, of Roswell. 2:39 p.m. — Second and Washington; drivers — Jared Analla, 21, of Roswell, and Savannah Hunt, 23, of Dexter. 4:33 p.m. — Main and Second; drivers — Carmen Villanueva, 45, of Roswell, and Ray King, 60, of Hagerman. 4:45 p.m. — 4511 N. Main; vehicle owned by Samantha Perez, and vehicle owned by Robert Lollis, both of Roswell. 10:30 p.m. — 1805 N. Main; vehicle owned by Gilberto Gonzalez, and Amanda Valdez, 17, both of Roswell. Unknown time — 1600 block North Grand; drivers — Narcisco Santillan, 39, of Roswell, and unknown driver. Sept. 22 12:25 a.m. — 610 S. Montana; vehicle owned by Victor Pineda, of Sunland Park, and Telma Serrano, 27, of Roswell. 11:18 a.m. — Main and Military Heights; drivers — Jessica M. Ponce, 30, and Michelle A. Washington, 23, both of Roswell. 1:35 p.m. — College and Union; drivers — Candi D. Morales, 31, of Roswell, and Mary T. Turner, 51, of Clovis. 4:29 p.m. — North Main; drivers — Tommy Bailes, 49, of Artesia, and unknown driver. 5:30 p.m. — Mescalero and Atkinson; drivers — Susan Sharp, 57, and Chaundra Jones, 19, both of Roswell. Sept. 23 6:38 p.m. — Garden and Alameda; drivers — Marco A. Galvan-Vasquez, 20, of Roswell, and Alexander R. King, 17, of Artesia.
Maria Rivera. Pallbearers will be Ramon Rivera, Ismael Rivera, Luis Rivera, Jose Hernandez, Mike Hlad and Ken Crowell. Honorary pallbearers will be her cousins and greatcousins, Sebastian Hernandez, Kaylee and Elijah Hlad, Gianna and Jaxxon Rojo and James Ar nold Madril. Donations can be made to Chaves County American Cancer Society. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home & Crematory. God saw she was getting tired, And a cure was not to be. Though he put his ar m around her And whispered, “Come with me.” With tearful eyes we watched her suffer And watched her fade away. Although we loved her dearly, We couldn’t make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the best. Un rosario se rezará por Courtney Elizabeth Rivera, de 22 años, de Roswell a las 7 p.m., Jueves, 27 de septiembre 2012, en la iglesia católica de San Juan. Una misa funeral será a las 10 a.m., Vier nes, 28 de septiembre 2012, en la iglesia católica de San Juan con el padre Juan Gutiérrez OFM oficiando. Entierro a seguir en South Park Cemetery. Ella falleció el Lunes, 24 de septiembre
2012. Courtney nació 20 de octubre 1989, a Javier Rivera y Holly Hoppes en Roswell. T rabajó para Tobosa Evolutiva y de la colmena como cuidador. Le gustaba estar con su familia y la familia. Courtney será extrañado por todos los que la conocían. Los que se quedaron a cuidar a su memoria están su padre Javier Rivera de Roswell y madre, Holly Hoppes y su marido, Mike de Hager man; sus hermanos, Paige Hoppes, Emily Hoppes y Capp Hoppes de Hagerman; sus abuelos, Baltazar “Tata” y María Guadalupe “Nana” Rivera de Roswell, y Johnnie Crowell de Roswell y numerosas tías, tíos y primos. Precedido en la muerte su hijo, Gavin Rivera en 2010, el abuelo materno, Sammy Crowell y una muy especial bisabuela, Mama Maria Rivera. Los portadores del féretro serán Ramón Rivera, Ismael Rivera, Luis Rivera, José Hernández, Mike Hlad y Ken Crowell. Los portadores del féretro honorarios serán sus primos y primos grandes, Sebastián Her nández, Kaylee y Elijah Hlad, Gianna y Jaxxon Rojo y James Arnold Madril. Las donaciones se pueden hacer a Chaves County American Cancer Society. Por favor tome un momento para compartir sus pensamientos y memorias en el libro de registro en línea en andersonbethany.com. Los arreglos están bajo la dirección de la funeraria Anderson-Bethany & Crematory. Dios vio que ella estaba cansada, Y la cura no ha podido ser. A pesar de que puso su
brazo alrededor de ella Y susurró: ven conmigo, Con los ojos llenos de lágrimas vimos sufrir Y la vio desvanecerse. A pesar de que la quería mucho, No pudimos hacer su estancia. Un corazón de oro dejó de latir, Manos trabajando duro poner a descansar. Dios rompió el corazón a probar para nosotros. Sólo toma lo mejor.
WYLIE, Texas — Maria “Mary” Morales-Payan, 50, of Wylie, passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, 2012, in Wylie. A devoted mother, spoiler of grandchildren and friend for life, she was born on April 27, 1962, in Roswell, N.M., to Jesus Morales and Juanita Esparza de Morales. Mary was preceded in death by her brother David Morales and baby David. The oldest of seven children, Mary grew up in Dexter, N.M. Those left to celebrate her life are her husband of 21 years Adam Payan, of Wylie; sons, Gregory Joseph Morales and wife Crystal, of Wylie, and Daniel Walker Fitzpatrick and wife Zowie, of Austin; daughter Amy Janelle Payan, of Wylie; brother Jesus Morales and wife
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Edubina, of Dexter; sisters, Janie Anderson and husband Gary, of Wylie, Sandra McCain and husband Victor, of Plano, and Candi Morales, of Plano; and grandchildren, Valerie, Anthony, Carlos, Simon, Gregory Joseph Jr., and Daniel Christian. Mary is also survived by her inlaws Andres and Gabina Veloz, of Dexter; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved her and will miss her dearly. A rosary is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 7 p.m. and the funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Mission in Dexter. Mary will be laid to rest in the Hagerman Cemetery. Mary was so blessed with what she had in her life — three beautiful children, a husband who loved her, six beautiful grandchildren, both her parents, her siblings and many friends. Mary taught us to love and live life to the fullest and to live it with no regrets! Thank you, God, for the years you lent Mary to us. María “Mary” MoralesPayan, 50 anos, de Wylie, falleció en paz el 17 de septiembre de 2012, en Wylie. Una madre dedicada, ella consentía mucho a sus nietos y era un amiga para toda la vida, nació el 27 de abril de 1962, en Roswell, Nuevo México, a Jesús Morales y Juanita Esparza de Morales. María fue precedida en muerte por sus hermanos, David Morales y el niño David. La mayor de siete hijos, María se creó en Dexter, Nuevo México. Los que quedan para celebrar su vida son: su marido de 21 años, Adam Payan de Wylie. Dos hijos, Gregory Joseph, Jr. Morales y su esposa, Crystal de Wylie, y Daniel Walker Fitzpatrick y
su esposa, Zowie de Austin; una hija, Amy Janelle Payan de Wylie, un hermano, Jesús Morales y su esposa, Edubina de Dexter, NM, tres hermanas, Janie Anderson y su marido, Gary de Wylie, Sandra McCain y su esposo, Víctor de Plano, Texas, y Candi Morales de Plano; también seis nietos(as), Valerie, Antonio, Carlos, Simon, Gregory Joseph, Jr., y Daniel Christian. María también la sobreviven su familia política Andrés y Gabina Veloz, de Dexter, NM; varios tías, tíos, sobrinas, sobrinos, primos y amigos que la querían y la extrañaremos mucho. Se resara un Santo Rosario el Viernes, 28 de Septiembre a las 7:00 de la tarde y la misa funeral será el Sabado 29 de septiembre a las 10:00 de la mañana en la Mision de la Inmaculada Concepcion en Dexter, Nuevo Mexico. Maria será enterrada en el cementerio de Hagerman. Maria fue bendecida con lo que tenia en su vida, sus tres her mosos hijos, un marido que la amaba, seis nietos(as) hermosos, sus padres, su hermano y hermanas y muchos amigos y amigas. María nos enseño a amar y vivir la vida al máximo y para vivir sin remordimientos! Gracias a Dios por los años que nos presto a María.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. at her home for Cleo Celeste Campbell Sanders, 92, of Roswell, who passed away on Sept. 24, 2012. The Rev. Ernie Amador will officiate. Friends may pay their respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Immigrant requests strain consulates, schools SAN DIEGO (AP) — Schools in Yakima, Wash., are taking nearly a month to deliver transcripts to former students. The Mexican consulate in Denver introduced Saturday hours last month after passport applications spiked by one-third. San Diego public schools added five employees in a new of fice to handle records requests. Schools and consulates have been flooded with requests for documents after President Barack Obama announced a new program allowing young people living in the country illegally to apply for two-year renewable work permits. Up to 1.7 million people may qualify, which would be the broadest stroke to bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows in more than 25 years. Applicants — some eager to get in line before November’s presidential elections — are finding they may have to wait a few weeks longer for a prize that has eluded them for years. The clamor for documents is an early sign that the policy is highly popular. The Obama administration said this month that it approved the first 29 applications among more than 82,000 received since it began accepting requests Aug. 15. The Mexican consulate in Los
Angeles issued 17,444 passports and consular identification cards in August, up 63 percent from the same period last year, said Consul General David Figueroa, who attributes the entire increase to the new policy. The wait for a passport appointment at the largest Mexican consulate grew from one or two days to 40 days last month, then fell to 30 days after the consulate hired five employees to handle the increased workload, opened its main of fice on Saturdays and extended hours at satellite offices to seven days a week from five. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently clarified expectations, relieving applicants who worried they would need exhaustive proof of their whereabouts. Eligible applicants must have come to the U.S. before they turned 16, be 30 or younger, be high school graduates or in college, or have served in the military, and they cannot have serious criminal records. They also must have lived in the country since June 2007. The new guidelines, issued Sept. 14, say applicants should provide as much evidence “as reasonably possible” that they stayed in the U.S. — ideally for every year — but that they don’t have to
account for every day of the last five years. The government also reassured employers who were nervous about providing evidence that they hired an illegal immigrant. Documents will not be used against employers unless they committed “egregious violations of criminal statues or widespread abuses.” Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a critic of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, called the latest changes an example of how the Obama administration “routinely puts illegal immigrants first at the expense of the American people.” Since July, transcript requests at Aurora Public Schools in suburban Denver jumped to 1,500, up by more than two-thirds compared to the same period last year. More than half of this year’s requests are tied to the new immigration policy. The Yakima School District in central Washington state is taking nearly a month to produce transcripts, though college applicants go to the top of the pile and have to wait only two days, said Roy Knox, director of central registration, who planned to bring in a substitute teacher to help. Before
the new immigration policy, transcripts were generally a same-day service. Some campuses in Los Angeles Unified School District battled backlogs of 200 to 300 applicants, prompting administrators to create an online for m this month that funnels applications to a central location, said Lydia Ramos, a special assistant to the superintendent. The district, which put workers on overtime to catch up, anticipates spending about $200,000 on the requests, including $15,000 for postage.
The Los Angeles school board, facing a backlog of 2,300 requests, ordered administrators this month to develop a plan that cuts waiting times from up to 45 days to seven days. It estimates 50,000 requests over the next few months.
San Diego Unified School District set up a temporary office and anticipates spending $45,000 on the effort through Dec. 14, said Linda Zintz, communications director. Between 80 and 100 people call or visit daily, but the office can only handle about 30 requests daily, creating waits of more than two weeks for an appointment with generally sameday service.
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SCOTUS grants appeals from 2 people without lawyers Roswell Daily Record
WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot — Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to hear cases filed by two people who couldn’t afford or didn’t bother to hire an attorney. One was written in pencil and submitted by an inmate at a federal prison in Pennsylvania. The other was filed by a man with no telephone living on Guam. Neither case seems destined to join the ranks of Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark 1960s case filed by a prisoner with no lawyer that established a criminal defendant’s right to a lawyer. Both show, however, that when the court is looking to resolve finicky legal issues and the right case shows up, it doesn’t matter whether the author of the appeal wears a natty suit or prison garb. Longtime Supreme Court practitioner Tom Goldstein called the granting of two such lawyerless cases at the same time “unheard of.” But both cases chosen by the justices will help resolve the ability of civil-
ians to sue the government over claims of improper actions of federal and military employees on the job. Kim Lee Millbrook, a prisoner at the federal prison in Lewisburg, Pa., sued the government after accusing prison guards at the Special Management Unit of sexually assaulting him in May 2010. Prison officials said Millbrook’s claim was unsubstantiated. The lower courts threw out Millbrook’s lawsuit, but justices said they would use his appeal — carefully written in longhand — to decide the narrow issue of when the government can be sued for claims of abuses by federal prison guards. Millbrook wrote on a form that can be printed off the Supreme Court website that he was proceeding without a lawyer because he couldn’t afford to pay one. He is not scheduled to be released from prison until 2033. Steven Alan Levin, the petitioner on Guam in the other case granted by the Supreme Court, did not say whether he couldn’t afford a lawyer or just wanted to proceed on his own. Levin did not file as a pauper; he
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paid the $300 fee required to file a petition. Levin sued over a Navy surgeon’s performance of unsuccessful cataract surgery on him. He was operated on in March 2003 at the United States Naval Hospital in Guam. Levin said he withdrew his consent for the surgery before the operation began but doctors proceeded anyway. Levin suffered complications, which require ongoing treatment. Levin sued the U.S. government for medical malpractice and battery. The courts threw out the medical malpractice complaint and kept the battery charge. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government is also immune from being sued for battery. The high court will now decide whether the government can be sued for improper actions committed by military medical personnel while on the job. The court almost always assigns a lawyer to assist
in the extremely rare instances in which justices accept cases in which the petitioner represents himself, which are known as “pro se” cases. The most famous is Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the high court said states have to provide lawyers to defendants who can’t afford a lawyer in state courts, just as the federal courts do. Lawyer Abe Fortas, who would later become a Supreme Court justice, was appointed by the court to argue for Clarence Earl Gideon, and won a unanimous decision.
The Supreme Court does not track the number of pro se cases granted but more than half of the appeals filed at the federal appeals court level are without a lawyer. In 2010, 28,931 pro se appeals were filed in the federal appeals courts in 2010. It’s not certain whether either man yet knows that the Supreme Court has taken his case. It was mid-
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night in Guam when Levin’s case was granted, and he listed no telephone number on his Supreme Court brief. Millbrook is currently being held in a high security federal prison designated as a Special Management Unit for violent and disruptive inmates, and does not have email or phone privileges. The only way to contact him, a prison spokesman, was through postal mail. The court also:
•Agreed to decide when law enforcement officers must get a warrant before ordering a blood test on an unwilling drunken-driving suspect. The Missouri Supreme Court said police need a warrant to take a suspect’s blood except in special circumstances when a delay could threaten a life or destroy potential evidence. Other courts have ruled that dissipation of alcohol in the blood is reason enough for police to call for a blood test without first getting a warrant.
•Upheld West Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan against a challenge that small population variations among its three congressional districts violate the Constitution. The justices, in an unsigned opinion, reversed a lower federal court ruling that struck down the plan because of the population differences.
•Will rule on whether lawyers can obtain personal information from driver license records to recruit clients for lawsuits, despite a federal privacy law intended to shield motor vehicle records. The justices will hear an appeal from three South Carolinians who objected to solicitations from lawyers to join a lawsuit against car dealers.
The court’s new ter m begins on Monday. These cases probably will be argued in January.
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Roswell Seven-day forecast Today
Sunshine and very warm
A stray thunderstorm
A p.m. thunderstorm
A thunderstorm possible
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Plenty of sun
VAR at 3-6 mph POP: 5%
VAR at 2-4 mph POP: 40%
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Temperatures High/low ........................... 91°/60° Normal high/low ............... 83°/55° Record high ............... 97° in 2005 Record low ................. 39° in 1926 Humidity at noon .................. 16%
Precipitation 24 hours ending 8 p.m. Tue. . 0.00" Month to date ....................... 0.80" Normal month to date .......... 1.30" Year to date .......................... 4.80" Normal year to date ........... 10.25"
Santa Fe 74/50
Gallup 74/38 Albuquerque 76/57
Air Quality Index Today’s Forecast
Tucumcari 87/58 Clovis 85/58
Good Yesterday’s A.Q.I. Reading
T or C 83/59
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Rise 6:49 a.m. 6:50 a.m. Rise 4:42 p.m. 5:16 p.m. Last
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Silver City 82/57
ROSWELL 92/62 Carlsbad 94/65
Las Cruces 86/64
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High: 105° .........Death Valley, Calif. Low: 23° ............. Embarrass, Minn.
High: 92° ..........................Carlsbad Low: 39° ..................................Taos
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COLLEGE SPORTS VOLLEYBALL 7 p.m. • Midland at NMMI
SCORE CENTER BOYS SOCCER Goddard 1, Hobbs 0 NMMI 4, Portales 0 GIRLS SOCCER Hobbs 10, Goddard 0 Clovis 3, Roswell 0 PREP VOLLEYBALL Roswell 3, Portales 0 Goddard 3, Carlsbad 0 NMMI 3, Ruidoso JV 0 MLB American League Cleveland 4, Chicago 3 Detroit 2, Kansas City 0 Toronto 4, Baltimore 0 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 Oakland 3, Texas 2, 10 inn. Minnesota 5, New York 4 Seattle at Los Angeles, late National League Philadelphia 6, Washington 3 Atlanta 4, Miami 3 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 10, New York 6 St. Louis 4, Houston 0 Chicago at Colorado, late Los Angeles at San Diego, late Arizona at San Francisco, late
UNC: WILLIAMS’ TUMOR BENIGN
North Carolina said Roy Williams’ surgically removed kidney tumor was not cancerous, though he will have a biopsy to ensure a second kidney tumor is also benign. In a news release Tuesday afternoon, the school said tests have determined the tumor removed last week from Williams’ right kidney was an oncocytoma, which is a benign growth often indistinguishable from kidney cancer on X-rays that doesn’t spread like a cancerous tumor would. Williams, 62, also has a tumor on his left kidney, but according to the school, doctors say there is “a good chance” that growth is the same as the one removed Sept. 19. Doctors plan to biopsy that tumor next week and won’t have to perform a second surgery if the tumor is also an oncocytoma. Dr. Eric Wallen, a UNC professor of urology who led the surgical team during 3 1/2-hour procedure, said last week that Williams should be back in plenty of time for the start of preseason practice on Oct. 13. “We are pleased with how well Coach Williams is doing,” Wallen said Tuesday in a statement. “If everything continues to progress as expected, he should be back to his normal activities soon. In a statement, Williams thanked the medical staff who treated him and said he was “overwhelmed” by the messages of support he had received since the surgery. “I’ve just been blown away by the calls, cards, prayers and well-wishes from people all around the world in and out of the basketball community,” Williams said. “My family and I are thankful to all that have expressed your concerns.”
NFL upholds Seattle’s win on MNF Section
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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL conceded Tuesday that a bad call cost the Green Bay Packers the game — yet still upheld the Seattle Seahawks’ victory. While coaches, players and fans — even athletes in other sports — ripped the use of replacement refs, the league met with its locked-out officials Tuesday in an attempt to resolve the impasse. Two people with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press that the sides were meeting Tuesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were not made public. The NFL said Seattle’s last-second touchdown pass of the “Monday Night Football” game should
not have been overturned in the 14-12 victory — but acknowledged Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch. Frustrations over the replacements have mounted through the
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RIGHT: Side judge Lance Easley, rear, signals touchdown as back judge Derrick Rhone-Dunn, right, signals to stop the clock during the final play of the Seahawks’ controversial victory over the Packers, Monday. The NFL sided with the replacement referees and upheld the ruling on the field on Tuesday.
Roswell Briseno’s goal leads to victory wins 3-0 Local Briefs
TUESDAY ON THE PITCH
LAWRENCE FOSTER RECORD ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
Roswell moved to 6-4 on the year with a three-set sweep of Portales at the Coyote Den, Tuesday. The Coyotes won the first set 25-9, the second set 2515 and the third set 25-20. Ali Castro led the team in aces and Emily EllingtonRomero and Gali Sanchez led the team in blocks. “The team played really well tonight,” said Coyote coach Heather Baca. “We came out strong and served really well. (The Rams) just didn’t play their game tonight, they could never get into rhythm. They are a lot better team than they played tonight. “But our team was pretty solid. The defense was pretty tough tonight, we didn’t let much hit the floor.”
Goddard 3, Carlsbad 0 CARLSBAD — Goddard dominated play and rolled to a three-set sweep of Carlsbad at the Cave, Tuesday. The Rockets, behind a stellar hitting performance
HOBBS — In theory, when a soccer team gets out-shot nearly 3-to-1, loses the corner-kick battle 7-3 and struggles to maintain possession long enough to establish a consistent offensive attack, a loss should be the outcome. That’s why it is a theory. Despite losing in nearly every statistical category, Goddard beat Hobbs 1-0 behind a stellar performance by keeper Michael Varela, timely possession at the end of the second half and a gorgeous goal by Jose Briseno. From the beginning of the match, it was apparent that the Rockets would have their hands full with the Eagles. In the second minute, Hobbs had two shots from inside the box, but the Goddard defense was able to collapse and deflect both shots, preserving the tie. In the 10th minute, the Eagles had three consecutive corner kicks, with the final one resulting in a good look at goal for Angel Navarro. The look was all he would get as Varela made a spectacular diving save to keep the game scoreless. Goddard was finally able to break through the Hobbs defense in the 25th minute. Briseno ran on a through ball and was able to get on it in time to loft a shot over a charging Eagle keeper to
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Goddard’s Jose Briseno scores the lone goal during his team’s 1-0 victory over See PITCH, Page B3 Hobbs at Watson Memorial Stadium, Tuesday.
Seniors Cassels, Blackwell reign GODDARD HOMECOMING 2012
Goddard High School seniors Lexi Cassels, right, and Brad Blackwell were named the queen and king of the 2012 Goddard homecoming on Friday night during the Rockets’ 27-7 win over visiting Belen at the Wool Bowl. Other members of the homecoming court were Alexandra Eiffert (senior princess), Kullen Wooten (senior prince), Carissa Staples (junior princess), Sanjai Yangalasetty (junior prince), Lexi Anglada (sophomore princess), Chance Padilla (sophomore prince), Kahil Adams (freshman princess) and Blake Maxey (freshman prince).
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Goddard’s Elizabeth Sorg, left, and Hobbs’ Bailey Martin battle for position as they try to track down a loose ball during the Eagles’ 10-0 win over the Rockets, Tuesday.
Hobbs downs Goddard JAKE FINK RECORD SPORTS INTERN
In a blowout, the best thing you can do is find something positive to take from it and move on. The Goddard girls soccer team was defeated by mercy rule 10-0 in the 62nd minute by the Hobbs Eagles, Tuesday. From the start, it was clear who the score was going to favor. Hobbs’ Maricruz Carrillo scored
her first of four goals on the night in just the second minute. The Rockets showed their only sign of offensive life shortly after when Camille Martinez hit a shot right at Hobbs keeper Alejandra Espinoza. After the punt from Espinoza, Martinez found the ball at her feet again and played a nice cross into Danielle Hubbard, who arrived for See GODDARD, Page B3
Roswell Youth Basketball League Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade 5-7 yrs. Boys/Girls Registration REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPT. 30
YUCCA RECREATION CENTER 500 S. Richardson 624-6719 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm
Must be school age as of Sept. 1st $30.00 1st Child, each additional child $25.00 Players Must Bring State Certified Birth Certificates
* All children play 2 quarters each*
4th-8th Grades 8-13 yrs. Nov. 1-30th
B2 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Prep football
MaxPreps.com state rankings Class 5A Rank & team . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record Pv 2 1. La Cueva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 4 2. Rio Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 1 3. Las Cruces . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1 6 4. Mayfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 5. Manzano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 3 9 6. Carlsbad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 7. Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 8 10 8. Atrisco Heritage . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 9. Sandia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 7 5 10. Clovis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 Next five: 11, Eldorado; 12, Volcano Vista; 13, Alamogordo; 14, Valley; 15, Highland. Class 4A Rank & team . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record Pv 1 1. Goddard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 2. Los Lunas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 3 2 3. Artesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 4. Piedra Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 6 4 5. Aztec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 6. Belen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 5 8 7. St. Pius X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 8. Deming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 9 7 9. Moriarty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 10 10. Miyamura . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 Next five: 11, Farmington; 12, Grants; 13, Los Alamos; 14, Roswell; 15, Del Norte.
Class 3A Rank & team . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record Pv 1. St. Michael’s . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 1 2 2. Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 3. Lovington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 3 4 4. Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 5. Taos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 5 7 6. Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 6 7. Hope Christian . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 8. Portales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 10 8 9. Socorro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 10. Albuquerque Academy . . . .1-2 9 Next five: 11, Bloomfield; 12, Hot Springs; 13, Raton; 14, Pojoaque Valley; 15, Shiprock. Class 2A Rank & team . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record Pv 1. Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 1 2. Texico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 3 2 3. Eunice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 4. Tucumcari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 4 5 5. Tularosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 6. Dexter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 8 6 7. Hatch Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 8. Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 11 10 9. Loving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 7 10. Mesilla Valley Christian . . . .1-2 Next five: 11, Laguna-Acoma; 12, Estancia; 13, Lordsburg; 14, Dulce; 15, Cobre. Class 1A Rank & team . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record Pv 1. Fort Sumner . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 2 1 2. Escalante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 3. Hagerman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 4 4. McCurdy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 3 5 5. Jal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 6. Capitan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 7 7. Magdalena . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 6 8. Mescalero Apache . . . . . . . . .1-3 8 9 9. Questa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1 10 10. Cloudcroft . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-3 Class 8-Man 1. Gateway Christian . . . . . . . . .4-0 2. Carrizozo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 3. Tatum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 4. Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 5. Menaul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 6. Foothill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 7. Mountainair . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 8. Floyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 9. Springer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-4 10. Melrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-4
Class 6-Man 1. Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 2. Lake Arthur . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 3. NMSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 4. San Jon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 5. Hondo Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 6. Clovis Christian . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 7. Reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-4 8. Vaughn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-4
Notre Dame exercises 3-year out in Michigan deal
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Notre Dame is opting out of its series with Michigan, meaning the last scheduled game between college football’s winningest programs will take place in 2014. A letter from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon cancelling games in 2015-2017 was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday through a Freedom of Information Act request. Brandon told the AP he was handed the letter on the field in South Bend, Ind., about an hour before Saturday night’s game. “I put the letter in my pocket and didn’t bother to read it right away because I was
focused on the game we were about to play,” Brandon said. “I read it on the way home Sunday morning.” The Fighting Irish recently decided to move to the Atlantic Coast Conference in every sport except football and hockey, though the football team will play five games a year against league opponents, starting no later than 2015. “While this move is a necessary precaution as we begin the process of meeting our new scheduling commitment to the ACC,” Swarbrick wrote in his letter to Brandon, “please know that Notre Dame very much values its relationship with Michigan and we look forward to working with you to ensure that our great football rivalry can continue.” Brandon said he hopes to work with Swarbrick on another contract to extend the series. “The ball is in their court because they’ve triggered the three-game notice,” he said. “We’ll play them next year at Michigan Stadium for the last time in a while — it appears — and we’ll make our last scheduled trip to South Bend in 2014. There will likely be nothing on the board for five years after that. Beyond that, I don’t know what will happen.” The Irish beat the Wolverines 13-6 over the weekend in the latest game of a storied series that dates to 1887. They’ve played every year since 2002 and regularly since 1978 after not meeting from 1944-77 or 1910-41. Michigan and Notre Dame were scheduled to take a hiatus during the 2018-19 seasons. Swarbrick’s letter is dated a day before the schools met on the field and cites last year’s agreement. “Because I am providing you with this notice prior to the commencement of this year’s football game on September, 22, 2012,” Swarbrick wrote, “there is no liability to Notre Dame for cancelling those games.” The contract has an automatic rollover provision with a year being added each time a game is played, according to Notre Dame senior associate athletics director John Heisler. “We needed to avoid the automatic addition of additional games until we can get a better understanding of our available inventory in those years,” Heisler said in a released statement, “an understanding that will develop as we implement our fivegame scheduling commitment to the Atlantic Coast Conference.” By opting out of the contract now, the Irish wind up as the host for two of the final three years of the deal — and will avoid playing at the Big House twice during the final three years. Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said Notre Dame has to do what is best for itself, and must’ve determined that was to get out of the rivalry. “Obviously we kind of enjoy and cherish the rivalry,” Hoke said Tuesday night. “There’s so much history there.” No. 10 Notre Dame (4-0) is in the top 10 for the first time since 2006. Michigan (2-2) started the season No. 8 and has dropped out of the poll after losses to No. 1 Alabama and then the Irish. Both teams have a bye this week. The Wolverines have an NCAA-best .735 winning percentage in football and the Irish (.732) are second. Michigan leads all-time series 23-16-1. “Michigan has always enjoyed and respected our national rivalry with Notre Dame,” Brandon said. “We understand there have been periods of times that we’ve had a hiatus to take a couple years off to play other teams and that was something we expected along the way. “It’s unfortunate that it would appear we’re going to go a substantial amount of time between games. But that is a decision Notre Dame has made. Our job is to find opponents that are exciting for our student-athletes as well as our fans to replace Notre Dame.” Michigan State expects its long series with Notre Dame to continue with matchups in four straight seasons followed by two-year breaks through the 2031 season. If the Irish, or the Spartans, want to get out of the deal they can pay the other school as little as $150,000 with a two-year notice. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said earlier this month that he doesn’t expect Notre Dame’s ACC affiliation to affect the rivalry.
American League At A Glance All Times Mountain By The Associated Press East Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L New York . . . . . . . . . .89 65 Baltimore . . . . . . . . . .88 67 Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . .84 70 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .69 86 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .68 86
Pct GB .578 — .568 1 1⁄2 .545 5 .445 20 1⁄2 .442 21
Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .82 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Kansas City . . . . . . . .70 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .65 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .64 West Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Oakland . . . . . . . . . . .87 Los Angeles . . . . . . . .84 Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . .72
L 72 72 84 90 91 L 63 67 69 81
Pct GB .532 — .532 — .455 12 1 .419 17 ⁄2 .413 18 1⁄2
Pct GB .591 — .565 4 .549 6 1⁄2 .471 18 1⁄2
Monday’s Games Baltimore 4, Toronto 1, 1st game Detroit 6, Kansas City 2 Toronto 9, Baltimore 5, 2nd game Texas 5, Oakland 4 Chicago 5, Cleveland 4 New York 6, Minnesota 3 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 4, Chicago 3 Detroit 2, Kansas City 0 Toronto 4, Baltimore 0 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 Oakland 3, Texas 2, 10 innings Minnesota 5, New York 4 Seattle at Los Angeles, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games New York (Sabathia 13-6) at Minnesota (Deduno 6-5), 11:10 a.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 4-3) at Detroit (Porcello 9-12), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Villanueva 7-6) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 7-4), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 9-9) at Boston (Lester 913), 5:10 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 11-8) at Texas (M.Perez 1-2), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 11-15) at Chicago (H.Santiago 3-1), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-8) at Los Angeles (C.Wilson 12-10), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Kansas City at Detroit, 11:05 a.m. Oakland at Texas, 12:05 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles, 1:35 p.m. New York at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 6:10 p.m.
National League At A Glance All Times Mountain By The Associated Press East Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB z-Washington . . . . . . .93 61 .604 — 4 z-Atlanta . . . . . . . . . .89 65 .578 15 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .78 76 .506 New York . . . . . . . . . .70 84 .455 23 27 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 88 .429 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB x-Cincinnati . . . . . . . .93 61 .604 — St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . .84 71 .542 9 1⁄2 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . .79 75 .513 14 Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . .76 78 .494 17 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .59 94 .386 33 1⁄2 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .50 105 .323 43 1⁄2 West Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB x-San Francisco . . . . .89 64 .582 — Los Angeles . . . . . . . .79 74 .516 10 12 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . .77 76 .503 San Diego . . . . . . . . .73 80 .477 16 30 Colorado . . . . . . . . . .59 94 .386 z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division Monday’s Games Washington 12, Milwaukee 2 New York 6, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 6, Houston 1 Colorado 4, Arizona 2 Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 6, Washington 3 Atlanta 4, Miami 3 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 10, New York 6 St. Louis 4, Houston 0
TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, Sept. 26 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m. MLB — N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Washington at Philadelphia 6 p.m. ESPN — Oakland at Texas
Chicago at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Los Angeles at San Diego, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Los Angeles (Harang 9-10) at San Diego (Richard 14-12), 4:35 p.m. Washington (Lannan 3-0) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-11), 5:05 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 8-13) at Atlanta (Maholm 12-10), 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 5-4) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 12-8), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 0-2) at New York (Hefner 2-7), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (C.Carpenter 0-0) at Houston (B.Norris 5-13), 6:05 p.m. Chicago (Berken 0-1) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-9), 6:40 p.m. Arizona (Miley 16-10) at San Francisco (M.Cain 15-5), 8:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 10:35 a.m. Pittsburgh at New York, 11:10 a.m. Chicago at Colorado, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 1:45 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Diego, 8:05 p.m.
National Football League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain AMERICAN CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct N.Y. Jets . . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 Buffalo . . . . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 New England . . .1 2 0 .333 Miami . . . . . . . . .1 2 0 .333 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Houston . . . . . . .3 0 0 1.000 Jacksonville . . . .1 2 0 .333 Tennessee . . . . .1 2 0 .333 Indianapolis . . . . .1 2 0 .333 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Baltimore . . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 Cincinnati . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 Pittsburgh . . . . . .1 2 0 .333 Cleveland . . . . . .0 3 0 .000 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct San Diego . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 Denver . . . . . . . .1 2 0 .333 Kansas City . . . .1 2 0 .333 Oakland . . . . . . .1 2 0 .333
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Dallas . . . . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 Philadelphia . . . .2 1 0 .667 N.Y. Giants . . . . .2 1 0 .667 Washington . . . . .1 2 0 .333 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Atlanta . . . . . . . . .3 0 0 1.000 Tampa Bay . . . . .1 2 0 .333 Carolina . . . . . . .1 2 0 .333 New Orleans . . . .0 3 0 .000 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Minnesota . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 Chicago . . . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 Green Bay . . . . .1 2 0 .333 Detroit . . . . . . . . .1 2 0 .333 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Arizona . . . . . . . .3 0 0 1.000 San Francisco . . .2 1 0 .667 Seattle . . . . . . . . .2 1 0 .667 St. Louis . . . . . . .1 2 0 .333
Thursday’s Game N.Y. Giants 36, Carolina 7 Sunday’s Games Dallas 16, Tampa Bay 10
PF PA 81 75 87 79 82 64 65 66
PF PA 88 42 52 70 67 113 61 83
PF PA 98 67 85 102 77 75 57 75
PF PA 63 51 77 77 68 99 61 88 PF PA 47 54 47 66 94 65 99 101
PF PA 94 48 60 67 52 79 83 102
PF PA 70 59 74 50 57 54 87 94
PF PA 67 40 70 65 57 39 60 78
Roswell Daily Record Chicago 23, St. Louis 6 Minnesota 24, San Francisco 13 Tennessee 44, Detroit 41, OT Kansas City 27, New Orleans 24, OT Cincinnati 38, Washington 31 N.Y. Jets 23, Miami 20, OT Buffalo 24, Cleveland 14 Jacksonville 22, Indianapolis 17 Arizona 27, Philadelphia 6 Atlanta 27, San Diego 3 Oakland 34, Pittsburgh 31 Houston 31, Denver 25 Baltimore 31, New England 30 Monday’s Game Seattle 14, Green Bay 12 Thursday, Sept. 27 Cleveland at Baltimore, 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 Tennessee at Houston, 11 a.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 11 a.m. New England at Buffalo, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 11 a.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 11 a.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Miami at Arizona, 2:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 2:05 p.m. New Orleans at Green Bay, 2:25 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 2:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 6:20 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 1 Chicago at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.
AP Pro32 Power Rankings The Associated Press Pro32 NFL Power Rankings, as voted by a 12-member panel, with first-place votes in parentheses, final records through Sept. 25, total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote, and previous ranking: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pts Pvs 1. Houston (9) . . . . . . .3 0 0 380 2 4 2. Atlanta (2) . . . . . . . .3 0 0 371 3. Baltimore . . . . . . . .2 1 0 352 5 8 4. N.Y. Giants . . . . . . .2 1 0 339 5. San Francisco . . . .2 1 0 339 1 6. Arizona (1) . . . . . . .3 0 0 335 12 7. Green Bay . . . . . . .1 2 0 302 3 7 8. New England . . . . .1 2 0 293 9. Seattle . . . . . . . . . .2 1 0 267 19 10. Chicago . . . . . . . .2 1 0 264 15 11. Dallas . . . . . . . . . .2 1 0 250 14 6 12. Philadelphia . . . . .2 1 0 247 13. San Diego . . . . . . .2 1 0 241 9 14. Cincinnati . . . . . . .2 1 0 232 18 15. Pittsburgh . . . . . . .1 2 0 213 10 16. Denver . . . . . . . . .1 2 0 206 11 17. Minnesota . . . . . . .2 1 0 195 27 18. N.Y. Jets . . . . . . . .2 1 0 190 16 19. Detroit . . . . . . . . . .1 2 0 177 13 20. Buffalo . . . . . . . . .2 1 0 171 23 21. Washington . . . . . .1 2 0 129 19 22. Tampa Bay . . . . . .1 2 0 120 21 23. Carolina . . . . . . . .1 2 0 113 17 24. Kansas City . . . . .1 2 0 99 31 25. Tennessee . . . . . .1 2 0 94 28 26. Oakland . . . . . . . .1 2 0 89 30 27. New Orleans . . . . .0 3 0 77 22 28. Miami . . . . . . . . . .1 2 0 66 26 29. St. Louis . . . . . . . .1 2 0 63 24 30. Jacksonville . . . . .1 2 0 58 32 31. Indianapolis . . . . .1 2 0 46 25 32. Cleveland . . . . . . .0 3 0 12 29
Cowboys’ Church on injured reserve, Frampton signs
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Free agent safety Eric Frampton has been signed by the Dallas Cowboys, who placed starter Barry Church on injured reserve. The moves Tuesday officially end Church’s season. He ruptured his Achilles tendon in Sunday’s 16-10 victory over Tampa Bay. Frampton is primarily a special teams player. In 76 career games the past five seasons, including all 16 games last year for Minnesota, Frampton had four tackles on defense, all in one game. He had 61 tackles on special teams. Drafted by Oakland in 2007, Frampton was cut at the end of his rookie training camp and signed by Detroit. He played five
games for the Lions early in the 2007 season before being released and claimed on waivers by Minnesota, where he played 4 1⁄2 seasons before being released Aug. 31.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Signed a twoyear player development contract with Beloit (MWL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Traded RHP Greg Ross to Detroit to complete an earlier trade. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Signed G-F Marquis Daniels. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Denver LB Joe Mays one game and fined him $50,000 for an illegal hit to the head of Houston QB Matt Schaub during Sunday’s game. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed FB Korey Hall. Released OT Pat McQuistan. BUFFALO BILLS — Released P Brian Moorman. Signed P Shawn Powell. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed S Eric Frampton. Placed S Barry Church on injured reserve. DETROIT LIONS — Signed P Nick Harris. Placed P Ben Graham on injured reserve. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed CB Darius Butler. Released G Trai Essex. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Placed CB Jacques Reeves on injured reserve. NEW YORK JETS — Signed RB Jonathan Grimes from Houston’s practice squad. Signed CB Donnie Fletcher to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed LB Vic So’oto. Waived LB Carl Ihenacho. Released DT Vaughn Meatoga from the practice squad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Released P Chas Henry. Signed P Mat McBriar to a twoyear contract. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Signed G Reggie Wells. Released CB Greg Gatson. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed WR Ricardo Lockette to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed CB David Jones. Placed CB Crezdon Butler on the waived/injured list. Signed DL Chigbo Anunoby to the practice squad. Released DL Delvin Johnson from the practice squad. Canadian Football League CFL — Fined BC Lions DL Khalif Mitchell an undisclosed amount for multiple “throat slashing” gestures made toward his opponents during a Sept. 22 game against Edmonton. EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed DL Alex Daniels and Brandon Lang. HOCKEY National Hockey League VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Named Dan Cloutier goaltending consultant. SOCCER Professional Arena Soccer League PASL — Approved the addition of the Chicago Mustangs for the 2012-13 season. COLLEGE BLACK COACHES & ADMINISTRATORS — Named Notre Dame women’s associate head basketball coach Carol Owens president. EASTERN MICHIGAN — Announced the retirement of associate athletic director for media relations Jim Streeter. IONA — Named Mike Callahan coordinator of recreation and intramurals and Chris Merce coordinator of academics. SPRING HILL — Named Whitney Smith Boggus men’s and women’s bowling coach. TCU — Signed baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle to a contract extension through the 2018 season.
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first three weeks of the season and reached an apex Monday when a highly questionable call decided the outcome of a game. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, normally a soft-spoken player who didnâ€™t say much after the game, lashed out on his radio show a day later. â€œFirst of all, Iâ€™ve got to do something that the NFL is not going to do: I have to apologize to the fans,â€? he said. Even President Barack Obama got in on the conversation Tuesday, tweeting: â€œNFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refsâ€™ lockout is settled soon.â€? The controversy began on the final play when Russell Wilson
heaved a 24-yard pass into a scrum in the end zone with Seattle trailing 12-7. Tate shoved away a defender with both hands, and the NFL acknowledged Tuesday he should have been penalized, which would have clinched a Packers victory. But it was not called and cannot be reviewed by instant replay. Tate and Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings then both got their hands on the ball, though the Packers insisted Jennings had clear possession for a game-ending interception. â€œIt was pinned to my chest the whole time,â€? Jennings said. Instead, the officials ruled on the field that the two had simultaneous possession, which counts as a reception. Once that happened, the NFL said, the referee was correct that no indisputable visual evidence existed
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on review to overturn the touchdown call. â€œThe NFL Officiating Department reviewed the video today and supports the decision not to overturn the on-field ruling following the instant replay review,â€? the league said in a statement. Saying there was no indisputable evidence, though, is not the same as confirming the initial call was correct. Simultaneous possession can be reviewed only on plays in the end zone. On his weekly appearance on Seattle radio station 710 KIROAM, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made no apologies Tuesday, saying, â€œThe league backed it up and game over. We win.â€? â€œGolden makes an extraordinary effort. Itâ€™s a great protection. Itâ€™s a great throw. Itâ€™s a great attempt at the ball and he wins the battle,â€? he said. â€œThey were
right on the point looking right at it, standing right over the thing and they reviewed it. Whether they missed the push or not â€” obviously they missed the push in the battle for the ball â€” but that stuff goes on all the time.â€? But Rodgers, in a reference to referee Wayne Elliott not seeing indisputable evidence, said: â€œI mean, come on, Wayne. Thatâ€™s embarrassing.â€? The NFL locked out the officials in June after their contract expired. Unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the league opened the season with replacements, most with experience only in lower levels of college football. Coaches and players began griping about the replacements in the preseason, but the frustration seemed to boil over in Week 3 this past weekend.
Scuffles after the whistle were frequent with players appearing to test the limits of the new officials and coaches were fined for berating them. Las Vegas oddsmakers said $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on Mondayâ€™s call. The Glantz-Culver line for the game opened favoring the Packers by 4Â˝. Had the play been ruled an interception, Green Bay would have won by 5. The call also found its way into Wisconsin politics, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker tweeting for the regular officials to return. Opponents noted that he seemed to be supporting the referees union after going after public employee unions last year, though Democratic state Sen. Jon Erpenbach added: â€œWeâ€™re all fans, first and foremost.â€?
Packersâ€™ loss ripples from Lambeau to White House
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) â€” Entire stadiums have booed them. The Patriotsâ€™ Bill Belichick grabbed one by the arm and the Redskinsâ€™ Kyle Shanahan was so hopping mad he followed one into the tunnel after the game. But it took the team that Vince Lombardi built, playing in a â€œMonday Night Footballâ€? headliner, to put the NFLâ€™s latest labor headache â€” locked-out officials and their struggling, under -fire replacements â€” front and center for the nation. Even President Barack Obama, a Bears fan slogging through a re-election campaign, weighed in Tuesday, say-
ing, â€œWeâ€™ve got to get our refs back.â€? Is this where the NFLâ€™s lockout of its regular refs comes to an end? On a call that many believe cost the Packers and their Cheesehead-wearing followers a win at Seattle? The NFL stood fast, giving no sign Tuesday that it was close to reaching a new labor pact with the refereesâ€™ union. But the outrage grew beyond NFL players (risking fines for speaking out) like Falcons tight end Anthony Gonzalez, who tweeted: â€œHow do you miss that? Pop Warner refs would have gotten that right.â€? LeBron James tweeted
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from Shannon DuCharme, beat the Cavegirls 25-14, 25-8 and 25-9 to move to 8-4 on the year. â€œ(The girls) played wonderful,â€? said Rocket coach Sheri Gibson. â€œWe had them down and we kept playing hard. In the past, weâ€™ve had trouble keeping the momentum. â€œBut, tonight, we kept playing and the girls had fun with it.â€?
NMMI 3, Ruidoso JV 0 The Colts swept three straight from the Ruidoso junior varsity team, Tuesday. â€œIâ€™m proud of the girls. I know theyâ€™re tired,â€? said Colt coach Stephanie Schooley. â€œI was really proud that they pulled this out in three sets and didnâ€™t make it go any longer.â€?
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the ball just after it had been cleared out by Espinoza. From that point on, the Eagles allowed no true scoring opportunities and created a vast amount for themselves. One of two goals for Ariel Lopez came in the 14th minute, and, after that, the Eagles forgot how to miss the net. The Eagles put up four more goals and cruised to a halftime lead of 6-0, led by the scoring of Carrillo, Lopez and Alicia Sledge. The halftime break didnâ€™t really seem to make a difference as the Eagles came out striking once again. In the 42nd minute, a hand ball in
he was â€œsickâ€? about it and Dirk Nowitzki said he was â€œnot gonna watch another nfl game until real refsâ€? return, while fans pretty much everywhere except Seattle concluded that Green Bay was robbed. Some threatened to boycott until order is restored and others tried to pull the plug on their NFL satellite television packages, only to be told that they canâ€™t cancel in the middle of the season. â€œI donâ€™t really want to give them money if theyâ€™re going to be greedy about things,â€? said Packers fan Chris Kroening, who lives in Milwaukee. â€œItâ€™s just not that fun to watch any
NMMI 4, Portales 0 The Colts scored four second-half goals en route to their sixth victory of the year over Portales at Stapp Parade Field, Tuesday. Jorge Garza opened the scoring midway through the second half, giving the Colts all the cushion they would need to get the win. German Corral Cubillas added the second off a feed from Angel Reyes, Daniel Kartushyn added the second off an assist from Garza and Garza capped the scoring with his second goal of the game off a feed from Marco Rojo. â€œWe came out and did a good job in the second half of putting the ball in the back of the net, so I was really happy with that,â€? said Colt coach John Barbour, whose team moved
the box led to a penalty kick for the Eagles. Strangely enough, the Eagles brought up Espinoza to take the penalty and she put it away just past Rocket keeper Bianca Banda. With goals coming from Carrillo in the 46th minute and Jessica Singleton in the 58th minute, the Eagles had a 9-0 lead. In the 61st minute, Carrillo put her fourth goal in the back of the net to secure the win by mercy rule. When asked what positives the Rockets take out of the loss, coach Betty Elizondo stated, â€œWe are taking this as a learning experience and getting ready to go to district. Our goal is to do well at district.â€?
more. I can find better things to do on a Sunday afternoon than watch refs make bad calls.â€? For all their outrage, Kroening and Michael Mantuano, a Packers fan in Pine Bluff, Ark., both acknowledged that they would probably be watching on Sunday when Green Bay hosts the Saints. â€œYeah, Iâ€™m going to watch the game because I still love the Packers,â€? Mantuano said. â€œBut itâ€™s a bitter pill to swallow on Tuesday morning when it just clearly wasnâ€™t the right call.â€? It all started when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilsonâ€™s last-gasp pass into the end zone appeared
to 6-4 on the year. â€œIt took awhile to break (the Rams) down. They were playing a real defensive formation ... but once we got a couple of goals in, it came a little bit easier.â€?
Clovis 3, Roswell 0 CLOVIS â€” Clovis scored two goals early in the first half en route to a shutout victory over Roswell, Tuesday. The Coyotes dropped to 3-10 with the loss. Coyote coach Samantha Ward was disappointed with the loss, but pleased with the way her team battled. â€œOverall, thatâ€™s the hardest weâ€™ve played since the first game against St. Pius,â€? she said. â€œWe played the full 80 minutes. We were pleased with the way the girls played. â€œIt wasnâ€™t a win and we always want to win, but we were pleased with the way we played.â€?
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give the Rockets a 1-0 lead. â€œJose again ran on a through ball and the keeper came out and (Briseno) lobbed it over,â€? Goddard coach Fernando Sosa said regarding the only goal of the game. â€œWe had about three others like that where we should have scored.â€? Seconds before halftime, Hobbsâ€™ Dâ€™Andre Finney gained possession of a loose ball in the Rocket box and fired a shot to the upper 90, which almost always results in a goal in high school soccer. On a night of abnormalities, however, Varela made
to be hauled down by Packers defensive back M.D. Jennings while Seahawks receiver Golden Tate also got his hands on the ball. Two replacement officials made contrasting signals â€” one indicated a touchdown, the other an interception â€” and they eventually ruled on the field that Tate had simultaneous possession with Jennings, which counts as a reception by the offensive player. Touchdown, Seattle. Game over, Packers. The NFL acknowledged Tuesday that Tate should have been flagged for offensive pass interference earlier on the play, which would have ended the game with a Packers victory. But league officials said the referee was correct that no indisputable visual evidence existed on a replay review to overtur n the touchdown call. The result of the game, 14-12 Seattle, was final. Thatâ€™s certainly not how the Packers saw it, insisting that Jennings clearly had intercepted the pass. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers called it â€œawfulâ€? in his postgame interview and he didnâ€™t let up Tuesday. He called the leagueâ€™s conclusion â€œgarbageâ€? and said the officials were responsible for a â€œphantomâ€? pass inter ference call earlier against the Packers before having â€œzero communicationâ€? after the final play. â€œIâ€™ve got to do something that the NFL is not going to
his best save, using every inch of his frame to deflect the shot over the cross bar. Sosa said that Varelaâ€™s performance in goal is more of the same for the senior. â€œI mean he has been huge for us most of the season,â€? he said. â€œHe came to us from playing football and he was huge. We just keep working with him and he is doing a great job.â€? At the start of the second half, Goddardâ€™s Rhett Maxey had a breakaway opportunity after a pretty header from Briseno, but his shot sailed wide of the goal. Hobbs would continue to maintain a majority of the possession, but couldnâ€™t cash in. In the 75th minute, Hobbs really
do: I have to apologize to the fans,â€? Rodgers said on his weekly radio show on ESPN 540-AM in Milwaukee. â€œOur sport is generated â€” the multibillion-dollar machine â€” is generated by people who pay good money to watch us play. And the product thatâ€™s on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials. â€œThe games are getting out of control, and like I said in the first week, I said this, Iâ€™m OK with the replacement refs as long as they donâ€™t have a direct impact on the game,â€? Rodgers said. â€œObviously, last night, there was a direct impact on the game.â€? He added: â€œThe game is being tarnished by an NFL who obviously cares more about saving some money than having the integrity of the game diminished.â€? Packers guard T.J. Lang posted a message on his Twitter account criticizing the call, then challenged the NFL to â€œFine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.â€? On Tuesday, Lang apologized for using profanity in his posts â€” but said that was the only thing he regretted. Fellow Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton used his Twitter account to call on the NFL to come to Green Bay and apologize to the Packers. â€œThe NFL needs to get the refs back (before) we strike and they make no money!â€? Sitton posted after the game.
started to get a sense of urgency, but, when it mattered most, Goddard was able to keep control of the ball. The Rocket defense and midfielders were able to clear the ball, slowing down the Eagle onslaught enough to preserve the win. Sosa said that it was the best his defense has played this season. â€œThat was probably the best our defense has ever played,â€? he said. â€œ(Varela) was blocking goal after goal and we just kept telling the kids to pass it and they were doing it. This was probably the best we have ever cleared the ball and that was the difference.â€? Goddard improved to 4-8-1 with the win, while Hobbs fell to 4-8. email@example.com
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