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An Occupy Wall Street protester yells out at police after being ordered to leave Zuccotti Park, early Tuesday. At about 1 a.m. police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents.
NEW YORK (AP) — Crackdowns against the Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country reached the epicenter of the movement Tuesday, when police rousted protesters from a Manhattan park and a judge ruled that their free speech rights do not extend to pitching a tent and setting up camp for months at a time. It was a potentially devastating setback. If crowds of demonstrators return to Zuccotti Park, they will not be allowed to bring tents, sleeping bags and other equipment that turned the
area into a makeshift city of dissent. But demonstrators pledged to carry on with their message protesting corporate greed and economic inequality, either in Zuccotti or a yet-to-be chosen new home. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman upheld the city’s eviction of the protesters after an emergency appeal by the National Lawyers Guild. The protesters have been camped out in the privately owned park since mid-September. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he ordered the sweep because health
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past and present American armed conflicts and hope for an end to war were discussed at a Veterans Day special remem-
brance dinner at Peachtree Village of Roswell, Tuesday. “Bless our veterans past and present,” said the
Rev. Jim Bignell of Aldersgate United Methodist Church during his invoca-
and safety conditions had become “intolerable” in the crowded plaza. The raid was conducted in the middle of the night “to reduce the risk of confrontation” and “to minimize disruption to the surrounding neighborhood,” he said. early Tuesday By evening, some protesters were being allowed back into the park two-by-two. But they could each take only a small bag. Still, some protesters believed the loss of Zuccotti Park may be an opportunity to broaden and decen-
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At least two power outages that began around 8:03 p.m. Tuesday affected nearly 2,000 people. Power initially went down when a vehicle struck a utility pole on the corner of 19th Street and Urton Road. This was followed by a second power outage. A representative from Xcel Energy said it was a circuit breaker — a safety component used to shut down electrical power in case of an emergency — that caused the power outage. She estimated about 1,800 households and businesses were affected. Power was restored at 9:05 p.m., according to Xcel.
Consensus presents Former Detention Center city’s Master Plan employee arrested for fraud JULIA BERGMAN RECORD STAFF WRITER
Representatives from Consensus Planning Inc., a consulting firm based in Albuquerque, presented the Downtown Master Plan they created for the city, to a packed room in the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the master plan is to provide guidance to the city to ensure the economic strength of
Roswell’s MainStreet District is maintained over time. The plan seeks to maintain and reinforce a business-friendly environment that increases commerce, supports pedestrian activity, and contributes to the social, cultural and economic quality of life for generations to come, according to a Nov. 4 City Council draft of the plan prepared by CP.
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Manuel (Manny) Fuentez, 27, for mer Chaves County Detention Center finance of ficer, was arrested, Thursday, on one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and four counts of fraudulent transfer or receipt of a credit card. The credit cards used are Wright
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Express, specifically used to purchase gas for CCDC transport vehicles. According to the criminal complaint, Fuentez left CCDC in May under a cloud of suspicion after irregularities were discovered in his handling of personnel payroll. The court records indicate that Fuentez used the county-issued credit
Nancy Lopez students invite State fines private prison operator $1.1M mayor to view model city See CITY, Page A3
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In a classroom equipped with a model city that spanned three tables, second- through fifth-graders huddled around Mayor Del Jurney, asking him about his duties as mayor of Roswell. On Tuesday morning, the mayor visited with Nancy Lock’s students at Nancy Lopez Elementary, to answer their questions and to see the model city they created. Mark Wilson Photo The students asked the Gifted students at Nancy Lopez Elementary show off their model city to Mayor Del Jurney Tuesday morning. See MAYOR, Page A3
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SANTA FE (AP) — The state is fining a private prison operator $1.1 million for not adequately staffing a prison it operates in Hobbs, New Mexico’s top corrections official said. Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel says Florida-based GEO Group agreed to pay the settlement last week following a meeting between the state Department of Corrections and the company’s top management. “They’ve agreed on it,” Marcantel said of GEO. “It’s a very fair way of doing it. They are not completely happy. It needed to be done.” The Santa Fe New Mexican reports GEO officials
could not be reached for comment Monday night. GEO will pay the $1.1 million over several months, Marcantel said. In addition, the company has agreed to spend $200,000 over the next calendar year to recruit new correctional officers for the Hobbs facility. According to contracts, when staf fing vacancies drop by 10 percent or more for 30 days, New Mexico can penalize the GEO Group and Corrections Corp. of America, the two firms that operate private prison facilities. The settlement represents the first time in years See PRISON, Page A3
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From left, Lou Madril, A.J. Soto and David Marquez have formed Dancing for Help, to assist the Community Volunteer Program with the collection of food for Thanksgiving and toys for Christmas. They hold up food recently donated by Farmers Market on East Second Street.
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Johnny Gonzales, founder of the Community Volunteer Program, is seeking public assistance for Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner is scheduled to take place on Nov. 24, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 1620 N. Montana Ave. “We usually feed up to 800 people and deliver 450 to 500 meals to the elderly on Thanksgiving day,” Gonzales said. This year, food for the event is in short supply. As of Nov. 11, the organization had received only two turkeys. By Monday, seven more turkeys had been donated. “We need 40 or 50 to feed everyone. I know the economy is bad and everything is more expensive. You used to be able to buy five cans
for a dollar. Now you get two.” High-dollar items like turkeys are not the only thing needed. “We need canned goods; we need pies,” he said. “Any help is welcome.” Gonzales’ face is a familiar one around the community. He can be seen outside stores over the weekends, seeking cash donations to buy food and other items. “The money for gas will allow us to deliver meals to those who cannot cook them.” Gonzales has provided a Thanksgiving dinner for the needy and the homeless for the past 30 years. “I started Community Service in this state, where (misdemeanor) of fenders can provide services for the community rather than jail time.” The program has
COUNTY COMMISSION MEETS THURSDAY The Chaves County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, at the Chaves County Administrative Center, for its regular business meeting. The agenda includes
Resolution R-11-060, concer ning the support of drug testing for Temporary Assistance for Needy Family recipients. The commissioners will also address Resolution R-11-062 regarding the 2011 Chaves
expanded from there. “We now have the Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas toys for kids and the Community Kitchen,” said Gonzales. The dinner isn’t just for the homeless. “We provide dinner to the police and fire fighters who are working that day and unable to spend time with their families,” he said. Gonzales involves area youths who are interested. He has three students, two from Roswell High and one from Goddard, who will show off their break dancing skills the day after Thanksgiving at the Roswell Mall when the Community Volunteer Program will begin collections of toys and gifts for Christmas. “The students volunteered to help. I’m glad to have them, but I expect them to maintain good grades. Lou Madril and A.J. Soto, from Roswell High School, and David Marquez, of Goddard, call their group Dancing for Help. Madril works for Farmers Country Market. The store donated some of the turkeys for the Thanksgiving feed. Gonzales says that every little bit helps. Anyone who is interested in donating food — such as turkey, cans of cor n, other vegetables or gravy for the turkey feast — or money for gas so the dinners can be delivered to shut-ins, or toys for Christmas should contact Gonzales 624-7579. firstname.lastname@example.org
County Annual Road Hearing Final Disposition for a road maintenance application. A full agenda can be found at: co.chaves.nm.us. Click on Commission Meeting.
Thieves make off with electronics •Police were dispatched to the 700 block of South Union Avenue, Monday, after someone kicked in the front door of a residence and removed two 52-inch flat-screen television sets, valued at $2,000 each. The victim had been away from the residence for less than an hour. •Police were called to the 2700 block of North
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Wilshire Boulevard, Monday, where a subject or subjects stole $260 worth of electronics.
Police were dispatched to Mesa Middle School, 1601 E. Bland St., Monday after a fight broke out in the girls’ restroom. The victim reported that another student challenged her to a fight. When she tried to exit, unknown students blocked the other side of
Police were sent to Samons Hardware, 1412 W. Second St., Monday, after the owner noticed a foot by 2-foot hole cut in the chain link fence. Damages were estimated at $150.
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Ben McNeece of Lincare explains the workings of the nasal mask to folks attending the 6th annual Free Memory Screening Day, Tuesday, at the Roswell Adult & Senior Center.
Mayoral proclamation notes American Education Week a roofer has to have the right tools to get the job done, that’s what educators need as well.” Kakuska expressed his appreciation and pride in RISD employees. “We’re very, very proud of our employees. That’s what makes one of the, if not the, premier school district in the state of New Mexico. Any little bit we can do to say thank you is from the bottom of our hearts.” The mayor spoke to the Mark Wilson Photo correlation between eduEva Gomez, Roswell Education Association president, cation and jobs. “Educameets with Mayor Del Jurney, center, and Mike Kakuska at tion is the backbone of what we want to try to City Hall Tuesday. accomplish in this comAnd so, a lot of the busi- munity. We want to bring JULIA BERGMAN ness community has prosperity and jobs and RECORD STAFF WRITER donated wonderful prizes. opportunity to the city of Mayor Del Jurney offi- We’re taking the prize, the Roswell. You can do cially announced the we’re taking the teacher that without education, week of Nov. 13 through and everybody’s getting a but it works so much betNov. 18 as “American little something. Every- ter when they work handEducation Week,” Tues- body in the district is get- in-hand together to be day after noon. Eva ting something special able to give some assurGomez, Roswell Educa- from the Roswell Educaances to businesses that tion Association presi- tion Association. Just to want to expand, and dent, and Mike Kakuska, let them know we apprethat want to businesses their dedication; we ciate Roswell Independent relocate to Roswell, that appreciate the hard work School District’s assistant we have the workforce, we they do, the long hours, superintendent of Human Resources, were also the weekends. And let have the knowledge, we them know that we’re have the skills, we have present at the event. Gomez brought the behind them all the way,” the talents necessary for them to be successful week, which is occurring she said. Gomez said the impor- here as well.” nationally, to the mayor’s Emphasizing the attention. She said she tance and value of educafelt Roswell needed to be tion begins with youth. importance of the proclapart of the national recog- “The youth is our future. mation, Jurney said, “It’s If we don’t have strong not that education is nition. The dedication and leaders and strong youth being overlooked, it’s not hard work of the teachers out there doing the jobs that teachers are being in the community was the that we’re not going to be held back. It is an opporinspiration for Gomez’s able to do very soon, then tunity to bring acknowlinitiative. Teachers in we’re really in for a world edgement to what it is Roswell have not had a of hurt. Throughout the that they do, to the sucpay raise in four years. “I country, we need to put cesses and accomplishjust wanted to let the more emphasis on educa- ments of who they are as teachers know the com- tion and making sure individuals and as educamunity is backing them. that education has a tool. tors.” The community cares. It’s just like a plumber or
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tralize the protest to give it staying power. But without a place to congregate, protesters will have a harder time communicating with each other en masse. The leaders of the movement spent most of Tuesday gathering in small groups throughout the city and relaying plans in scattered text messages and email. Protesters milling around
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tion, delivered to the crowd that had gathered at Peachtree’s dining hall. “Bless the memory of those who have died in the service of our nation.” Bignell then turned to the harsh reality of the nation’s state: that as Veterans Day is honored, the U.S. is still a country at war. “Bless those who are serving,” Bignell said, with
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card to purchase $2,555.35 worth of gasoline in August and $2,647.10 worth in September. When discrepancies and excessive charges were noted in card use, Sandra Stewart, CCDC administra-
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Under the plan, the MainStreet district of Roswell is generally bounded by Eighth and Alameda streets, and Railroad and the western half-block of Richardson avenues. CP generated this boundary after many visits to Roswell, and determined the area to be the focus for the master plan.
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mayor questions such as “How long have you been mayor?” “What does a mayor do?” and “What are our taxes used for?” “To spend some time with them today to answer their questions about city gover nment, about the mayor’s position. Their interest and their enthusiasm in the city of Roswell itself is nice to see,” Jurney said. The youngsters then gave
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that New Mexico has penalized the out-of-state, for profit companies for not adequately staf fing the prisons they operate. The issue has come up in the past, but New Mexico offi-
Wall Street protesters were sleeping. Officers arrived by the hundreds and set up powerful klieg lights to illuminate the block. They handed out notices from Brookfield Office Properties, the park’s owner, and the city saying that the plaza had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Many people left, carrying their belongings with them. Others tried to make a stand, locking arms or even chaining themselves
together with bicycle locks. Within minutes, police in riot gear had swarmed the park, ripping down tents and tarps. The air was filled with the sound of rustling tarps, rumbling garbage trucks, shouts and equipment crashing to the ground. Around 200 people were arrested, including a member of the City Council and at least a half-dozen journalists. The arrested journalists included a reporter and photographer from The Associated Press who were
held for four hours before being released. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said officers gave the crowd 45 minutes to retrieve their belongings before starting to dismantle tents, and let people leave voluntarily until around 3:30 a.m., when they moved in to make mass arrests. The ouster at Zuccotti Park came as a rift within the movement had been widening between the park’s full-time residents and the movement’s power
players, most of whom no longer lived in the park. Some residents of the park have been grumbling about the recent formation of a “spokescouncil,” an upper echelon of organizers who held meetings at a high school near police headquarters. Some protesters felt that the selection of any leaders whatsoever wasn’t true to Occupy Wall Street’s original antigovernment spirit: That no single person is more important or more powerful than another person.
a request that they be brought home safely. Brig. Gen. Richard Geraci, commandant of cadets at New Mexico Military Institute, also spoke during the ceremony of the need to honor past as well as present duty and sacrifice. He noted that the soldiers of today will be the veterans of tomorrow. All, he said, should be recognized for their service. “(More than) 300 graduates of NMMI have served in har m’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq,”
Geraci said. “Many are deployed now. They are writing the next chapter of ... service.” Geraci said the American tradition of answering the call of military duty began in 1775. He said Americans have not stopped fighting for freedom and paving the path for democracy in other struggling nations. “Our citizens have always answered the call of duty and defending freedom,” he said. To the veterans present, he said, “The nation is justifiably proud of you.”
Jim Goss, a World War II veteran who braved a grueling winter in Belgium in 1944 when he fought during the Battle of the Bulge, shared information about one special veteran — Capt. Robert Lewis of the Army Air Force. Lewis was co-pilot of the Enola Gay, which dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Goss gave tidbits of Lewis’ troubled mental state following the attack into his brief yet poignant account of the soldier’s life.
Lewis is famously known for asking himself, just moments after the bomb was dropped, “What has mankind done to destroy mankind?” An amateur artist, Lewis created a sculpture of a mushroom cloud, which he called “God’s Wind at Hiroshima?” in 1970. Goss said Lewis was not necessarily a pacifist, but he had struggled with the destruction caused by the atomic bomb. In Goss’s words to the crowd at Peachtree’s dining hall, the
dropping of the atomic bombs had been justified by a need to end World War II quickly. Bignell closed his invocation with a hope for a day without war. Bignell quoted the prophet Isaiah, who said, “And He will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; and they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war.”
tor, issued a recall of all cards. Every card was returned except the specific card used by Fuentez. The investigation by the Chaves Country Sheriff’s Of fice has been ongoing since September. “Detective Perham conducted some 20 to 30 interviews and viewed surveillance footage where gas
was purchased,” said Sgt. Daniel Ornelas. Or nelas explained the gasoline purchased with the card was not only for Fuentez’s personal use. “He used the card for profit.” The court records show that Fuentez approached family and friends, offering them the use of a “discount card,” which provided half-
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nifer where seen using the card to fill up their personal vehicles. The video also allowed law enforcement to track other vehicles involved in the scam by license plates and registration numbers. “I am disappointed that a former employee would do this,” said Stewart. The single count of fraudulent use of a credit
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The initiative for the project began when New Mexico MainStreet had an available grant. New Mexico MainStreet, a program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, is a grassroots economic development program that assists communities in revitalizing their traditional commercial neighborhoods, according to its website. In 2010, city councilors Judy Stubbs and Dusty Huckabee moved aggressively to
obtain the grant and the city received $75,000 for the master plan process. The city then held a request for proposals. CP was chosen by a selection committee, composed of city and non-city officials, according to Michael Vickers, city planner. The funds from the grant were used largely to pay CP for its services. The remaining monies went towards hosting public outreach events, including walking
tours, interviews and a parking survey. Vickers said Huckabee was largely responsible for going around and receiving input from MainStreet merchants. CP also received a bid from Chaves County to create a Countywide Master Plan update. Two large components of the city’s plan are the designation the Railroad District as a Metropolitan Development Area, and a
Main Street Road Diet. Designating the railroad district as an MRA would allow the city to take a more proactive role in improving this area. During a public meeting held by CP, three Main Street Road Diet alternatives for the five travel lanes were developed. All three suggested the removal of the center lane of Main Street, which is a continuous turn lane . One option to replace this lane is a landscaped median at
the center of Main Street with tur n lanes at the intersections. CP is asking the City Council to adopt the master plan and the MRA designation report at the same time. The idea being that the City Council would approve the master plan and adopt it as part of the city’s existing comprehensive master plan. A full copy of the plan is available under the planning tab at roswell-nm.gov.
the mayor a tour of the model city they created. The city was a collaborative effort, with students contributing their respective visions. Lock said it took her students a little more than a month to complete the city, and there were no limits to creativity for the project. The creation of the city was a process that involved many steps. The students first created their own definition of a city. They then began brainstorming the important parts of a city and what they would like to
see in their city. First building the city using Lincoln cubes, the students eventually replaced the cubes with boxes. Her second- through fifth-graders are gifted students, particularly in math, Lock said. Thus the creation of the city was part of a math project, which required the students to use math skills. Through their creation of the city, Lock said her students learned about perimeters and area as well as how to use compasses and protractors. The students also
used problem-solving techniques, she said. Critical thinking is another focus of Lock’s teachings. She said the students individually contemplated and wrote down their interview questions for the mayor. The mayor’s visit served many purposes, Lock said. Many of her students did not understand city government. They were able to educate themselves by asking the mayor about his duties and the workings of the city. Through these questions they also learned about cities in general. Jur-
ney’s visit also gave the youngsters a greater value in the creation of their own city. Lock said the students will be studying advertising next and may also learn about career studies. Second-grader Ulises Perez said he enjoyed meeting the mayor and asking him questions. He said his favorite part was receiving the answers to his questions about the city. “What they have done here is indicative of how they perceive the city to be. They’ve included all aspects
of it from the entertainment to the city needs to the buildings to the stores to the homes. It’s all inclusive. The time that they put into it, the creativity that they put into it, the energy to make their city reflective of what’s important to them. I think it probably has a good balance with what we have here in the city of Roswell. So I’m real proud of them I think they’ve done a great job,” Lock said.
cials said they had never levied penalties for understaffing issues. The $1.1 million covers understaffing by GEO at the Hobbs facility for this year. The deal was reached after the state corrections agency and GEO spent
most of the summer disputing each other’s methodology for computing how much GEO should be penalized, state documents show. Records show that of the four privately run prisons, Lea County Correctional
Facility in Hobbs has struggled the most to keep correctional of ficers on the job. The facility’s vacancy rate hovered above 20 percent for 12 of the 14 months for which there were data — between January 2010 and March of this year.
That includes seven consecutive months — September 2010 through March 2011 — when the vacancy rate was 25.24 percent, records showed. The state plans to check monthly to ensure the four privately operated prisons are adequately staf fed,
Marcantel said. “Our new approach, it’s not going to be waiting,” Marcantel said. The Boca Raton, Fla.based GEO recently reported $1.2 billion in earnings and $58.8 million in profit through the first nine months of this year.
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SANTA FE — How much voter fraud do we have in New Mexico? Voter fraud stories are rampant, and fun to tell. We hear of stuffed ballot boxes, boxes that disappear on their way to county clerks’ offices, boxes that are found by county clerks just before tallies are finalized, fixed voting machines and dead men voting. A favorite story told for years involves a statewide candidate in danger of losing an election, who calls a northern New Mexico county chairman and asks how many votes he has for him. And the chairman replies, “How many do you need?” In Texas the favorite stories are about Lyndon Johnson. He won his first election by only a handful of votes, leading to the nickname Landside Lyndon. Stories soon emerged that the night before the election Johnson was seen in the local cemetery copying names off gravestones. It
Ring in land and economic disputes, Hayes replaced Axtel with respected Gen. Lew Wallace. Unfortunately Gov. Wallace was more interested in finishing his book “Ben Hur,” so the trouble continued in Lincoln, Colfax and other counties. Political corruption and voter fraud have been present since free elections began. Both parties have been guilty. Usually the party in power has been guiltier. That is likely why the focus has been on the Democratic Party for the past many years in New Mexico. Control of the secretary of state’s office by Democrats during the past 80 years didn’t help reduce suspicions. Last November’s victory by Dianna Duran, a respected state senator and former Otero County clerk finally presented the opportunity for a close look at past practices. Duran reported her concern to the 2011 Legislature that many
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became known as the night of the living dead. The story was told that a young boy was found wailing in the street the day after that election. He explained, “They told me my dead father came back to vote for L yndon Johnson but he didn’t come by to see me.” I recently read that the same story was told almost a century earlier following President Rutherford B. Hayes’ suspicious victory over Democrat Samuel Tilden. Later President Hayes played a role in trying to straighten out New Mexico political corruption. Upon learning of Gov. Samuel Axtell siding with the Santa Fe
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people are illegally registered to vote and that some actually vote. That was followed by her request to the state police to look into 64,000 registrations in which there were inaccuracies. She also told lawmakers in March that she had found 37 people who had obtained driver’s licenses with foreign national credentials who had later registered to vote. She didn’t know if any of those people had actually voted. This month we have gotten some updates. Two non-citizens have voluntarily reported to her office that they registered to vote. One said she had never voted. The other said he has been voting regularly, thinking that would help him on his road to citizenship. He was surprised to learn he was breaking the law and seriously hurting his effort. The following day Duran announced her office has found 641 deceased people on the state voter list. She didn’t know if any of
them voted. County clerks regularly check death notices in the papers and delete those names from voter rolls. Duran soon will be able to check voter rolls against lists of deaths from the Vital Records Office for an even better tally. She attributed the delay to lack of action by her predecessor and failure of the state’s computer system to do the job it is supposed to do. But even with those obstacles, it appears the secretary of state and county clerks are doing a bang up job of maintaining New Mexico’s voter rolls containing over a million names. And maybe we will find out that the unsuccessful efforts by the George W. Bush administration to dig up voter fraud mean there really isn’t that much anymore. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 984-0982; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Perry flub enlivens debate
The Republican candidates’ debate on CNBC last week was pretty dull until Gov. Rick Perry made a Texas-size blunder. Perry, a tea party favorite whose poll numbers began sinking after earlier debate gaffes, tried to name three government agencies he would shut down if he were president. He named the departments of Education and Commerce but couldn’t remember the third. For almost a full minute he fumbled and flailed. He named the EPA, realized it wasn’t the agency he had in mind, and again drew a blank. He just couldn’t think of No. 3. It was embarrassing to watch. “Oops,” he said. Oops, indeed. Perry’s floundering confirmed suspicions, already held by many, that he was never a serious candidate. A serious candidate would have undergone enough debate prep to avoid a nationally televised humiliation. Herman Cain, a rising star now shadowed by allegations of sexual harassment, fared better. But not by much. Cain answered almost every question by proclaiming the wonders of his 9-9-9 tax plan. At first, audience members were wildly supportive, partly because he presented himself as a victim of media persecution. But the umpteenth time they heard him say, “And that’s why I have proposed a bold plan called 9-9-9,” they were starting to laugh. Most of the other candidates were just as guilty of offering slogans and sound bites. The CNBC debate focused on fixing the economy, and the GOP hopefuls all had the same ideas. They seldom got beyond 1) “Cut corporate taxes;” 2) “Eliminate business regulations”; and 3) “Repeal Obamacare.” There were a few surprises: Mitt Romney beat the drums — foolishly, in our view — for a trade war with China. Ron Paul tried to out-conservative the conservatives by pledging to scrap five Cabinet agencies and slash $1 trillion from the budget his first year in the White House. More debates are coming up. Perry hopes to repair the damage. (He even lampooned himself on David Letterman’s show Thursday night.) If he can’t, and if Cain can’t shake off the sex scandal, expect Romney to solidify his image as the front-runner. At this point, his strongest competitor might be Newt Gingrich, whose sarcasm and mediabashing seem to resonate with GOP audiences. Guest Editorial The Northwest Florida Daily News
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Putting teeth in transparency PAUL J. GESSING RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION
“T ransparency,” when it comes to gover nment, it is certainly the ideal. Taxpayers — the ones who pay government’s bills — deserve nothing less. The good news is that New Mexico governments have made great strides in recent years. To name just a few improvements, records of legislative floor sessions are now online, as are all floor votes. New Mexico’s new “Sunshine Portal” includes an expanding collection of payroll data, rev-
enue lists and contract amounts. A growing number of cities, counties and school districts across New Mexico now post complete or at least partial payroll information online. Albuquerque Public Schools recently joined the fast-growing list. Legislation passed last year by the Legislature (SB 52) mandates that public information that a government agency has in an electronic format must be available to the public in an electronic for mat upon request. This law resulted in vast savings of time and costs for citizens and public
agencies alike. Before the new law, agencies often would only release public records in paper formats — charging as much as $1 a page — even when the documents were maintained as digital files. But we still have a ways to go. For starters, in many instances someone still has to request the information. This can be a complicated process. Finding the correct staff person in a given county or with a local city can be challenging, particularly when names of those records custodians aren’t posted online. Also, resistance from local officials
ignorant of the law may be another roadblock. How do we know this? Well, over the past several months, the Rio Grande Foundation has embarked upon the task of collecting and posting payroll information for New Mexico’s largest cities and all 33 counties. We are now working to collect this information for New Mexico’s school districts. With 89 school districts in the state, this will be a significant effort. City and county information is now available to the public
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2011. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight On Nov. 16, 1961, House Speaker Samuel T. Rayburn, 79, died at his home in Bonham, Texas, having served as speaker since 1940 except for two terms as minority leader of the Democrats. DEAR DOCTOR K: I just turned 65. At my last medical visit, my doctor said she’d like me to get a bone density test. What is it, and what’s involved? DEAR READER: A bone density test uses specialized X-rays to measure the thickness and strength of your bones. It is also called bone densitometry or a DXA scan. Why measure the thickness of your bones? Adults, particularly women, begin to lose bone thickness around age 50. Thinner bones put you at greater risk for fracture. Besides being painful at the time, fractures (particularly hip fractures) can affect your ability to do the things you want to do.
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When bones are somewhat thin, the condition is called osteopenia. When bones become very thin, the condition is called osteoporosis. Bone density tests can measure whether you have osteopenia or osteoporosis. If you’re already being treated for osteoporosis, repeated bone density tests can measure the effectiveness
of your treatment. Many authorities recommend routine bone density tests in women aged 65 or older. Early detection is important because exercise and various treatments can help prevent and even reverse bone loss. So what’s involved? During the test, you’ll lie on a table. A radiologist or X-ray technician will move a scanner above your spine, hip or wrist. The test measures your bone thickness in these three different parts of the body. Unfortunately, fractures of the spine, hip and wrist are all much more common in people with thin bones. The test takes 10 to 20 minutes. The test itself is
painless, but you may experience some discomfort because you have to lie still on a hard surface. The test doesn’t have any significant risks. You’ll be exposed to about one-tenth the amount of radiation as in a single chest X-ray. You’ll get the results within a few days. The diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis is based on your so-called T score. If you have a T -score that is between minus 1.0 and minus 2.5, you have osteopenia. If it is below minus 2.5, you have osteoporosis. In general, the lower your bone density, the higher your
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25 YEARS AGO
Nov. 16, 1986 Gene Williams, a former Roswell resident, has been named the first recipient of the Dean Killion Scholarship at Texas Tech University. Williams, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams of Roswell, is a senior music education and theory major at Texas Tech. He is a 1983 graduate of Roswell Goddard High School. The scholarship fund was created in 1978 in honor of former Tech band director Dean Killion, now retired. The fund was supplemented each year until it reached an endowment total of $5,000 this year, making it possible to award the $500 scholarship this fall. The scholarship is awarded to a member of both the marching and concert bands at Tech, as well as a participant in the Court Jesters basketball band. The recipient must also be a member of either Kappa Kappa Psi or Tau Beta Sigma, both band service fraternities.
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Trinity concept was added later
Dear Editor: I saw the letter by Dick Bartlett about the trinity (Sept. 10) and itâ€™s clear that people who love the trinity will not be discouraged by scriptures, historians or logic for that matter. I want people to step back and look at this teaching for a minute. First of all, this is a teaching that began gradually several hundred years after Jesus died. The Catholic Church says that it wasnâ€™t until the year 325 C.E. at the Council of Nicaea that there was a discussion whether Jesus and God were â€œof one substance.â€? Actually, the pagan sun worshipper politician Constantine personally proposed the crucial formula and after two months of furious religious debate, intervened and decided in favor of those who said that Jesus was God. And it wasnâ€™t even until 381 C.E. that the Council of Constantinople agreed to place the Holy Spirit on the same level as God and Christ. Historians agree that the Old Testament never mentioned or hinted at a trinity and that the Apostolic Fathers had never heard of it and none of the early Christian writers, such as Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Hermas and Papias ever spoke of this â€œimportantâ€? doctrine. Also, this teaching is strangely similar to the pagan trinities that had been around for centuries. The Babylonians had Ishtar, Sin and Shamash. The Egyptians had Horus, Osiris and Isis. The Hindus had Siva, Brahma and Vishnu. And the list goes on and on. Then we see that the teaching is only supported by about six scriptures, many of which are vague, have been mistranslated or poorly translated, can mean two different things, or only mention two of the three elements of the trinity. One scripture which supports the trinity at 1 John 5:7 was not even in the original writings but was added later! Next, this teaching goes against literally hundreds of scriptures which say Jesus was
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risk of breaking a bone. Fortunately, treatment options exist. Several different types of medicines protect your bones from getting thinner. Some even help build back bone that you have lost. Such medicines are relatively new. When I was in medical school, we didnâ€™t have a way of measuring bone density. And we didnâ€™t have medicines proven to prevent or reverse thin bones. If your test results indicate that your
Godâ€™s son, including the direct statement by God, who cannot lie, that Jesus was his son. Next, the teaching doesnâ€™t make sense when you think of phrases such as â€œNo one goes to the Father, except through me.â€? Why would Jesus say this if he was the Father? Or when he prayed to his Father, â€œlet not my will, but your will take place.â€? Next, the teaching not only is unnecessary, it doesnâ€™t add anything to our understanding about God. Rather, it makes God harder to understand and instead of being a caring creator with a name, he becomes an outright mystery. Next, is this teaching related to the entire interwoven theme of the Bible, which is â€œThe Sanctification of Godâ€™s Name and the Vindication of his Sovereignty Through the Kingdom of Godâ€?? No, it is not. Yet we are told that this is the central doctrine of Christendom? This is what you rest your faith on? This is what you go around studying and preaching? Jesus preached about the Kingdom and said we must â€œseek the kingdom firstâ€? and said the â€œGood News of the Kingdomâ€? would be preached worldwide before the end came. Could you maybe spend a little time preaching about the Kingdom instead of preaching about some incomprehensible, unnecessary teaching that Jesus and the Apostles never heard about and marching your members off to war to kill their neighbors? Sincerely, M.L. Hunter Roswell
Facts vs. reality
Dear Editor: America has approximately 300 million people, 200 million say they are Christians, 50 million have an alcohol addiction, 50 million have a prescription or street drug addiction and 30-50 million have a gambling addiction which includes sophisticated market trading and investments. Not to mention corruption in government, banks, Wall bones are thinning, talk with your doctor about what you can do to reduce your risk of fracture. We have a lot more information on osteoporosis in our Special Health Report called â€œOsteoporosis: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment.â€? You can find out more about it at my website. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Go to his website to send questions a n d get additional infor mation: www.AskDoctorK.com.)
RURAL EXTENSION FUNDS NOW AVAILABLE FROM CENTURYLINK Rural New Mexico residential and small business customers located in developments of less than four units now have funds available to them through the Rural Extension Fund (REF) for Telephone Line Extensions. A Telephone Line Extension is necessary when CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) must construct new distribution cable in excess of 1,000 feet in order to supply primary telephone service at a street address where service was not previously available, and which would usually be charged to the customer. When placing an order that includes Line Extension charges, eligible customers may receive a credit toward the construction of a line extension of up to $25,000 per order. Charges in excess of the $25,000 credit will be the responsibility of the customer placing the order. Eligibility requirements are as follows: s #REDITS FROM THE 2URAL %XTENSION &UND ARE AVAILABLE TO NEW and existing customers residing in developments of less than four (4) units. (The developer will be responsible for facilities in developments with four or more units.) s ! LINE EXTENSION IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE PRIMARY TELEPHONE service at a street address where service was not previously available. s .O MINIMUM ,INE %XTENSION #HARGE &OR COMPLETE DETAILS ON THE 2%& PROGRAM OR TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY
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Street, medicine and businesses and so on. Some 30 million have sicknesses and diseases; many people are abused, including children with mental and physical stresses. Thatâ€™s 150 to 200 million people out of 300 million. Can 100 million have it all together and if so, where are they? Do they live behind closed doors? Can money be an addiction? Not too many people can deal with the fact about â€œlove of moneyâ€? which is right there at the top of the list. If you desire it above all it can give you power, control, fame and glory. Money has made America very self-centered and because of that fact people donâ€™t need each other. The American dream to me was and is a deception and causes people to pursue security. Families are not the same, sitting around a dinner table for two to three hours talking and getting to know each other is just about gone; oh, if you have a few drinks you might stay for an hour or so then leave and say, â€œwho cares?â€? I saw some realities in my life the past 35 years with some believers around America.
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on our website www.riograndefoundation.org. School district data will be added as we receive it. While we are pleased to perform this public service, the ideal would be for the various government entities to release the information on their own websites. Smaller entities may not yet have resources to handle this, but it is an important goal to move toward. The state itself has a ways to go as well. For starters, rather than posting its votes in hard-to-use â€œpdfâ€? format, the Legislature could post vote tallies in a format that allows searches by individual legislators. After all, if I am a citizen of New Mexico, I have one representative and one state senator. Those are the votes I most care about. I need to navigate directly to my representativesâ€™ voting record rather than sorting through all of the hundreds of votes during a given session. In addition, the Legislature could post the archives of floor sessions. They could provide video streams and archives of committee hearings. Of course, when taxpayersâ€™ money is involved, transparency should not end with government. When the government outsources activities to the private sector, these companies lose at least some of their privacy relative to how they use our money. At least to date, the stateâ€™s
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They lived for each other, cared for each other and got together daily and experienced Jesus together in the realm of God within them. They had nothing to do with anything organized and wanted something past religion. They werenâ€™t centered on scripture, interpretation, doctrines, devils or sin. They were free to love each other and Him. If you had time with them they were living the Word in reality, their center was each other and Jesus. America has fallen asleep with all its religions and politics and what America has found is that its religious beliefs find it convenient to be spiritual, and by the way we separated ourselves from each other that the kingdom of God is not seen to those in need and chosen? When you love and care for each other you are loving the Lord for the Lord is love. When just a few have a desire for something new and different from the norm we just might fall in love with Him and each other. Michael Basso Roswell information technology department has not posted information on the millions of dollars the Department of Corrections has spent on contracts with private prisons. Itâ€™s not enough to post just amounts of state contracts. Citizens need to see the actual contract documents. The difference can be significant. It's the difference between real transparency and opaqueness. In other cases, the state continues charging fees for information that is otherwise available at little or no cost. The General Services Division charges about $100 a year for vendors to access a list of requests for proposals. Charging a subscription fee for the stateâ€™s otherwise public shopping list is hardly the best way to get supplies and services at the best cost. The Rio Grande Foundation and its Watchdog will continue to promote government transparency in New Mexico. Weâ€™ve come a long way and can go a lot further in making government open and responsive to its citizens. Paul Gessing is the president of New Mexicoâ€™s Rio Grande Foundation. The Rio Grande Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, tax-exempt research and educational organization dedicated to promoting prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.
Veteran medical transportation updates A6 Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Harry McGraw of our local veterans’ medical transportation service has some new information on van service in our area. S.E.N.M. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 968, sponsors of our S.E.N.M. Veterans Transportation Network, has six new vans in operation, including one handicapped accessible van. We provide transportation to all veterans to all VA scheduled appointments at no charge to the veteran. We provide services to the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, and Texas centers in Amarillo, Big Springs and El Paso. We also provide transportation to the VA Community Outpatient Clinics in Artesia, Clovis, Alamogordo and Hobbs. In order to arrange drivers and coordinate resources, we require a minimum of three days advance notice to schedule
the veteran’s trip. We provide round trip transportation from the veteran’s home to the VA facility at no charge to the veteran. We are a non-profit organization, so donations are not only accepted, they are most welcome and appreciated. For service or information, call 622-0729 office or 622-6520 fax. The office is located at 2114 W. Second St. While we are on the topic of transportation, there were some new changes to transportation cost reimbursement for veterans who drive themselves to VA medical appointments of which you need to be aware. Wanda Cox, Chief of Administration Services, sent the following communication a few months ago, The New Mexico VA Health Care System is very proud to be treating our veteran patients and we plan to
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continue in this by offering the very best service not only in health care, but in the administrative areas as well. There have been growing concerns regarding the disbursement of cash for beneficiary travel reimbursements. In an effort to address these concerns, we are endeavoring to provide a change to increase the safety, security, and reliability of these payments. Beginning June 1, 2011, we will no longer be disbursing cash for the payment of mileage reimburse-
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ment for travel through the agent cashier window. Payments for eligible veterans’ visits will be disbursed by check, mailed to the address of record. The average processing time for a check payment is 10 business days. Please take this new change into consideration when planning your next travel arrangement. You may also elect to use electronic funds transfer. Use For m SF 3881 obtained from the VA to enroll. The beneficiary travel window in the VA Medical Centers will continue to be open for veterans to apply for eligibility of travel reimbursements and for the completion of the vouchers. All travel payments will be processed and paid by check, mailed to the veteran’s current address of record. For your primary care
issues, we have eleven CBOCs strategically located throughout the state, as a convenience to you for receiving care. These are located in Far mington, Gallup, Raton, Santa Fe, Silver City, Artesia, and later in the year, Rio Rancho. We also have contract clinics in T or C, Alamogordo, Las Vegas, Espanola and Durango, and coming soon to Taos as well. If you have any other questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to call Wanda P. Cox, RHIA, Acting Chief, Health Administration Service 161 at (505) 2651711, extension 6431. Providing things haven’t changed, the following are criteria to qualify for travel reimbursement: 1. you have a service-connected rating of 30 percent or more, or 2. you are traveling for treatment of a SC condition, or 3. you receive
a VA pension, or 4. your income does not exceed the maximum annual VA pension rate, or 5. you are traveling for a scheduled compensation or pension examination. You qualify for Special Mode T ransportation such as ambulance, wheelchair, van etc., if: 1. your medical condition requires an ambulance or a specially equipped van as determined by a VA clinician, and 2. you meet one of the eligibility criteria in I through 4 above, and 3. the travel is pre-authorized (authorization is not required for emergencies if a delay would be hazardous to life or health). In closing, a bit of “gossip” on the street. Roswell may soon have some outpatient CBOC services. Congressman Steve Pearce has been pushing hard for this! God bless.
Harris Reynolds, 18611865” by Dr. Robert Bender, a history instructor at ENMU-Roswell, Friday from 9-10 a.m. in the ENMURoswell Bookstore. Employees, students, and the public are invited to the bookstore to purchase a copy of the book and meet Bender.
house where the public will get a chance to tour the hotel and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. To RSVP, call 622-6430.
that offer services to the public free or at little cost. For more information call 627-2800 ext. 5680.
Holly-Day Magic and “The Zombie” coming this weekend
The Roswell Chamber of Commerce will be having a presentation on the Workforce Freedom Initiative, today at 3:30 p.m. at the Chamber. For more information call 505-842-0644.
Home Garden Club
The November meeting of the Home Garden Club will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m., at the home of Isabel Olsen. We will learn about succulents and plant a succulent wall hanging. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For more information or questions, call Home Garden Club president Jan Smith at 622-6461 or Pat Krakauskas at 625-9866.
Roswell Jinglebob Telecom Pioneers
Roswell Jinglebob Telecom Pioneers will meet on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Roswell Elks Club, 1720 N. Montana Ave. Lunch is buffet style for $8.50 per person. Call Dorothy Mantelli at 6223028 for reservations. This month we will have a no bake, bake sale. Lots of fun.
The Roswell Story League will be meeting Thursday, at 1 p.m. at 419 Viale Bond. Roll call for the afternoon will be “Your Earliest Memory.” Storytellers will be Joletha Alford, Nancy McDonald, and Loris DeKay. For additional information or to join, call Andrea England at 6251369.
There will be free port and sparkling tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery Thursday at 5:30 p.m. It is brought to the community by Southwest Wines. For more information call 6276265.
The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest will have a presentation, titled Twilight — Examining Relationships, Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Roswell Mall meeting room, next to JC Penny. The program is recommended for girls in grades 6-12. The cost is $5. Registration deadline is today. Please call 622-7801 to reserve a spot for this event or stop by 1307 B East College Blvd. For more information, please call Christi Patton at 622-7801 or E-mail at email@example.com.
Business After Hours Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. Come by and see the newly remodeled Cattleman’s Steakhouse. You can’t miss out on the fun, food, refreshments, prizes and much more. See you there!
The Democratic Party of Chaves County
The Democratic Party of Chaves County will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. Come early for dinner. For more information call 914-0021.
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SCHOOLS RAISING FUNDS FOR FIELD TRIP
Students at Pecos Elementary and Missouri Avenue are raising money for fieldtrips and materials for the Mars MEL T Mission. We are in need of donations for a garage sale. If any members of the community have gently used “junk” they need to get rid of, we would be happy to accept it for the sale. We are excited about helping you clear out that much needed space in the house while also working to make our project a suc-
cess. The Garage Sale is being planned for Saturday, Nov. 26, at Pecos Elementary, 600 E. Hobbs. Mars Mission is a project that requires students to use problem solving skills and creativity to participate in a simulated “Mission to Mars.” For the mission, several “base operations” need to be completed which include building a life support system model, designing uniforms, writing a saga, and creating a mission patch. Stu-
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The monthly meeting of the Chaves County Tea Party will be held Thursday at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dorsey Glenn. His presentation will be ‘The Path to Global Government and the Plan for Achieving It.’ For more information, call 6221760.
The Chaparral Rockhounds
The Chaparral Rockhounds will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. All visitors are welcome. Come enjoy a fun-filled evening! For details, call 622-5679.
Spay and Neuter Clinic
Animal Welfare Alliance will be holding its November spay and neuter clinic this Friday and Saturday. Financial assistance is available for dogs. Please give your dog or cat a gift for the holidays and have him or her fixed. Call us for an appointment at 3177439.
The Assistance League of Chaves County
The Assistance League of Chaves County will hold its November meeting on Friday at the Chapter House, 2601 N. Aspen. There will be a social at 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. The Assisteens will also have their Christmas bread for sale. Hostesses are Connie James, Geri Martin, Betty Oracion, Rudell Quinn and Annette Voliva. For more information call L ynn Allensworth, 6270722.
Cardiologist Clarence Pearson will explain radial heart catharization at HealthSense on Friday from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m., at Senior Circle, 2801 N. Main Street. Health Sense is a community-wide informational program sponsored by the ENMMC Chapter of Senior Circle. The talks are free and open to the public, with snacks available prior to the session. For more information, contact Vonnie Goss, 624-1110.
There will be a book signing for “Worthy of the Cause for Which They Fight: The Civil War Diary of Brigadier General Daniel
The community is cordially invited to the Best Wester n Plus on Friday from 12-1 p.m. for the reopening of the hotel. There will be an open
dents are also required to learn several facts about Mars which aid them during their technical briefings on Link-Up day. LinkUp day will be held in Albuquerque in May 2012, and students will team up with their peers from around the state to build a “martian habitat” which is constructed of plastic and duct tape and is 12’x12’x12’ in size. Hundreds of habitats are
inflated and linked together to simulate a Martian colony. The Air Force Research Laboratory hosts this event and students who participate have the opportunity to continue in science and math projects in middle school and high school. Please contact Nadia Valenzuela at 6375570 for more information.
A guitar raffle to benefit victims of child abuse and sexual assault will take place Friday at Lawrence Brothers IGA from 12-2 p.m. The grand prize is a Fender Squier Strat guitar. Other prizes will include: a handmade jewelry set, gift certificates to Martin’s Capitol Café, Hippie Chicks, and a gift certificate for a sheet cake. Contact Becky at 624-7125 for more information.
Health and Resource Fair
The fair will be held this year on Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Mesa Middle School gym, 1601 East Bland. The event is free. The Health Department will be giving free flu shots. ENMU-R nursing students will be doing height, weight, glucose and cholesterol checks. The Hispano Chamber of Commerce will have their annual cotton candy booth.The Roswell Safe Coalition will be giving children’s printing cards to the public. There will also be games such as face painting, a tattoo booth, a beading table, bowling, ring toss, cupcake walk, dart throw and more. We will be giving away hot dogs, chips and a soft drink as well. The event is geared toward educating the public about health and showing the vast array of programs, agencies and businesses
Robin Scott Trio
On Friday, the funk, blues, and rock’n’roll band Robin Scott Trio will play at Billy Rays Restaurant and Lounge from 8:30 p.m 12:30 a.m.
Chaves County CASA
Winter Wonderland Christmas auction to benefit Chaves County CASA will take place Friday at 5 p.m. at First American Bank, 111 E. Fifth St. Call 625-0112 for more information.
The Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show will present over 80 booths of topnotch artists, artisans and crafters. There will be hourly drawings for prizes. The event will be at the Roswell Convention Center, Friday from 10:30 a.m.7:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission is $1 and children under 12 are free. For more information, call 6224985.
The Zombie at ENMU-R
The ENMU-R theater department will present “The Zombie” by Tim Kelly at the school’s Performing Arts Center, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 6247398 or email Daniel .firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING REGISTRATION AT ENMU-R
Registration for the spring 2012 semester at ENMURoswell is now open on Campus and online at roswell.enmu.edu. Students are encouraged to register early for the best selection of courses. The spring semester begins January 17. The Spring 2012 Class Schedule is also available online and can be sorted by subject, instructor, or class type (day, evening, or online) to make it easier for students to plan their schedule of courses. A link to important spring 2012 semester information is also included in the online class schedule. New students can also apply for admission online at any time. ENMU-Roswell is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday. For registration information, call 575-624-7308.
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The staff at Paul’s vet Supply includes Adrian Ruiz (left to right), Paul Bierwirth and Belinda Bierwirth. They are ready to fix you up with whatever you need for your ranch, farm, or for your pets at home. Paul's Veterinary Supply, 2005 S.E. Main St., is one of the largest independent animal health distributors in the United States.
Paul’s Vet Supply is having a Super Sale on Professionalʼs Choice® gear! Includes Sports Medicine Boots, Bell Boots, Ballistic Overreach Boots and SMX Air Ride Saddle Pads. Paul's stocks vaccines, antibiotics, insecticides, wormers and etc., for cattle and horses, plus items for your pets. Please phone 624-2123 for more info about anything in this article.
Paul’s Veterinary Supply is one of the largest independent animal health distributors in the United States. Paul’s motto is “More than just vet supplies”, a fact which is apparent when you walk through the front door. Located at 2005 S.E. Street, Paul’s Main Veterinary Supply is locally owned and operated by Paul Bierwirth and his wife, Susan. Paul is assisted by his sister Belinda Bierwirth and Adrian Ruiz. Paul and Susan have reopened his father’s store in Albuquerque. Paul’s dad, Kenneth Bierwirth, had retired and closed the Albuquerque store a few years ago. David DeBorde, who worked at Paul’s here in Roswell for years, has gone to work running the store in the Duke City and Paul’s dad is helping him. The Albuquerque store is located at 3802 Osuna, NE and the phone is 505-3419401. Paul's carries a large selection of tack and veterinary supplies. Whether you need a rope, gloves or fly
your pets. Paul’s has a large selection of western tack, ropes and roping equipment. They have a wide assortment of bits, halters, leads, girths, pads and blankets. They also carry equestrian helmets. Go in and check out Paul's horseshoe section. They have a large selection of sizes and styles of horseshoes by KercKhaert. Paul’s Veterinary Supply has a very large selection of grooming supplies, for your animals and for your tack. Customers value the technical advice the staff at Paul's gives them on the correct use of the products available in the store. They try to help them make the best decisions, to keep them competitive in the changeable climate of the livestock business. Customers from out of town can reach Paul’s on their toll-free number: 1800-530-8575. Paul’s Veterinary Supply is located at 2005 S.E. Main Street in Roswell. The phone number is 624-2123.
Paul’s Veterinary Supply is 'More than just vet supplies'
DuraMectin™ Ivermectin Paste 1.87% by durvet is an Anthelmintic and Boticide for oral use with horses which removes worms and bots with a single dose. Paul’s Vet Supply says, “Your animalʼs health is our business.” and moth control, they from Classic®, Rattler and have it all. Fast Back. Paul’s philosophy is to buy in volume and to sell in volume, with low margins, so their pricing is competitive with mail order catalogs, much lower than retail. Paul says, "We have bell boots, saddle pads, bits, ropes, tack, etc., that we test ourselves. The quality must satisfy us before we sell it to you!" Paul's has over 1,000 ropes in stock every day
Plus, there are orthopedic pads, vitamin supplements and hoof moisturizers. For your cattle they have fly tags, blackleg vaccine, insecticides and there is even Martin's Super Flea & Tick Killer for your cats and dogs at Paul's Vet Supply. Paul's stocks vaccines, antibiotics, insecticides, wormers and etc., for cattle and horses, plus items for
The store is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 8 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday.
At Paul’s Veterinary Supply: “Your animal’s health is our business.” The advice and products at Paul’s are the best you can
Paul, Belinda, Adrian, Tino (the guard cat) and Tiki (guard dog) would like to thank everyone for their patronage and friendship during the last 27 years and look forward to serving you once again.
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Senate panel presses Other challenges ahead ahead with defense bill after pipeline route shift
WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting up a showdown with the White House, a Senate panel on Tuesday pushed ahead with a sweeping defense bill that would require military custody of terrorist suspects and limit the government’s authority to transfer detainees. The Democratic-led Armed Services Committee approved the revised legislation over objections from Obama administration officials and opposition from several senior Democratic senators who argue the bill would tie the president’s hands in the war on terror. Weeks of negotiations between the administration and Sen. Carl Levin, DMich., chair man of the committee, and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the panel’s top Republican, produced some changes in the bill’s provisions on handling detainees, but they weren’t sufficient to overcome White House concerns. “Issues which have been raised I believe have been addressed,” said Levin, who indicated that the Senate could consider the measure this week. He insisted that “there are all kinds of misconceptions” about the detainee provisions. The overall bill totals $663 billion and would authorize spending for military personnel, weapons systems and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. The committee had approved the bill in June but met behind closed doors Tuesday to cut about $21 billion to fulfill new budget requirements. Dividing the Democrats and drawing criticism from the administration is a provision that would require military custody of a sus-
pect deter mined to be a member of al-Qaida or its affiliates and involved in the planning or an attack on the United States. The administration argues that such a step would hamper efforts by the FBI or other law enforcement to elicit intelligence from terror suspects. Attor ney General Eric Holder said last week that the United States must have the flexibility to prosecute terror suspects in criminal courts. White House counterterror chief John Brennan has argued for a case-by-case approach in prosecuting terrorist suspects. The Pentagon’s general counsel, Jeh Johnson, also has said there is a “danger in overmilitarizing our approach to al-Qaida and its affiliates.” Levin said the administration agrees with military custody for terror suspects captured outside the United States. “What they won’t agree to is people are captured in the United States be so treated and go through the military custody even with a (national security) waiver.” “If there’s an al-Qaida guy here attacking the military base. Some guy walks up to a military base and blows himself up ... can that person be detained by the military at that fort?” Levin told reporters. “Under the administration language you could not mandate that. We say, yeah, you can mandate that, and if you don’t like it, administration, you can waive that.” Several Democrats on the committee tried to eliminate the provision and others on detainees from the bill but failed on a voice vote. Among those opposed to
the provisions are Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the head of the Judiciary Committee, and Mark Udall, DColo., a member of the Armed Services panel. Udall said he had serious concerns about the provisions and their impact on U.S. citizens and counterterrorism operations. “I do not believe that the consequences of the provisions have been adequately considered, and it should be noted that the Department of Defense strongly objects to their inclusion,” he said in a statement in which he indicated he would offer amendments to change them. In an Oct. 27 letter to Senate leaders, Levin and McCain, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., criticized the military custody provision. “Americans that have dedicated themselves to fighting terrorism have a hard enough job as it is without being handcuffed by new legal hurdles,” Baucus wrote. “An ef fort by Congress to tie their hands ... would be a grave mistake.” The bill contains the original provision limiting the transfer of terror suspects from the Navy prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to foreign countries. The committee agreed to a one-year limit instead of a permanent restriction. On the military custody provision, the committee added several clarifications that the requirement would not interrupt ongoing surveillance, intelligence gathering or interrogation.
Denver Zoo rhino had ruptured spleen DENVER (AP) — A rare black rhinoceros that’s been at the Denver Zoo since 1984 and one of an estimated 3,700 in the world has died. Zookeepers and veterinary staff euthanized the rhino named George Tuesday after workers found it unable to get up.
Khole Hope Tallabas
Khole Hope Tallabas, baby, joined the angels in heaven Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at 4:34 a.m. Khole was the daughter of Gonzalo Tallabas and Monica Vasquez. She is survived by her parents Gonzalo and Monica; brother, Sammy Archuleta, of Roswell; uncles, Abel Vasquez, of Roswell, Robert Vasquez, of Roswell, Ricardo Ruiz, of Phoenix, David Tallabas, of Phoenix, and Juan Carlos Tallabas, of Roswell; aunts, Jessica Garcia, of Phoenix, Marisol Tallabas, of Roswell, Monique Tallabas, of Roswell, Victoria Martinez, of Roswell, Maria Martinez, of Roswell, and Maggie Buck, of Pueblo, Colo.; maternal grandma Deloris Vasquez of Roswell; paternal grandfather Joe Tallabas, of Roswell; grandmother, Esperanza Ruiz; cousins, Sinzeal Vasquez, of Roswell, Serenity Vasquez, of Roswell, Ricardo Ruiz Jr., of Phoenix, Jose Luna, of Roswell, Diana Luna, of Roswell, Enrique Luna, of Roswell, Rosalinda Quinones, of Roswell, Trinity Tallabas, of Phoenix, Xander Tallabas, of Phoenix, Teresa Chavez, of Roswell, Chendo Chavez, of Roswell, and Junior Chavez, of Roswell; greatuncle Mike Chavez, of
George suffered from a variety of health problems and was losing weight. A necropsy revealed that George had suf fered a ruptured spleen. Bor n Jan. 11, 1983, George arrived in Denver in 1984 from the Cincinnati Zoo. George fathered a calf named Tony in 1992. The Denver Zoo
Roswell; and other various family members. She was preceded in death by great-grandfather, Emmanuel Vasquez; greatgrandmother, Norberta Luna Tallabas; aunts, Margaret Chavez and Alejandra Saenz; and cousins, Jose Luis Saenz and Emmanuel Saenz. Services for Khole Hope are 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Juan Antonio Gutierrez, OFM, officiating. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Mommy, please don’t look so sad Mommy, please don’t cry Cause I am in the arms of Jesus and He sings me lullabies.
Please try not to question God Don’t think He is unkind Don’t think he sent me to you And then he changed his mind You see, I am a special
also houses two other black rhinos. Zoo officials say black rhino horns are sought after as medicine and dagger handles in some countries. The International Union of Conservation of Nature says black rhinos have dropped in numbers from about 100,000 in 1970.
Child And I am needed up above I’m the special gift you gave Him The product of your love
I’ll always be there with you And watch the sky at night Find the brightest star that’s gleaming That’s my eyes shining bright You’ll see me in the morning frost That mists your windowpane That’s me, in the summer showers I’ll be dancing in the rain
When you feel a gentle breeze From a gentle wind that blows That’s me! I’ll be there Planting a kiss upon your nose
When you see a child playing And your heart feels a little tug That’s me! I’ll be there Giving your heart a hug
So, Mommy, please don’t look so sad Mommy, don’t you cry I’m in the arms of Jesus And He sings me lullabies
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An energy company’s agreement to shift an oil pipeline away from the environmentally sensitive Sandhills will help avoid several possible legal conflicts over Nebraska’s authority to reroute it, but significant issues still must be resolved about how much power the state will have over the new path. Pipeline operatorTransCanada has pledg-ed that AP Photo Nebraska will play a “key role” in deciding on a Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., speaks during a news conference revised route for the $7 on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, to urge President Obama to billion, 1,700-mile project approve the Keystone XL pipeline. within its borders. But if they fail to agree on a mit for the project until it ment with the state but precise path, the dispute studies new potential gave no details about the could bounce back to the routes that avoid the state’s exact role. He said U.S. State Department, a Sandhills area and the the State Department’s spokesman for the state’s aquifer. The proposed decision to delay its decienvironmental regulator pipeline would carry sion until 2013 has “procrude oil from Canada to vided us an opportunity said Tuesday. Texas Gulf Coast refiner- to revisit the route.” TransCanada has comies. Some environmental mitted to undergo a state Nebraska Gov. Dave groups have said they’ll environmental review Heineman had called a continue their efforts to expected to move the Keyspecial legislative session halt the project. stone XL pipeline out of to seek a legal and consti“They want to stop all the Sandhills region and tutional solution to the pipelines, and we are in away from the Ogallala pipeline debate, even disagreement with them,” aquifer. Exact details of though the state has no said Heineman, a Repubthe review, such as a authority to regulate lican, who supports the timeline and cost, have pipelines based on safety project but opposed its not yet been calculated, concer ns. The State route. said Department of Envi- Department has said Heineman said the ronmental Quality Nebraska can conduct its Department of Environspokesman Brian own environmental mental Quality needed McManus. assessment of the project more time to calculate the But McManus stressed and work with Calgary- exact cost of a state the talks between state based T ransCanada. A assessment, which could officials and the company state proposal requiring include hiring a consultwould be a “collaborative such a review faced criti- ant. effort,” with both sides cism Tuesday because it Montana has had routpushing to reach an would use state tax dol- ing authority over major agreement — though he lars. oil lines since 1973 and acknowledged the state’s Speaker of the Legisla- worked with TransCanaexact role had not yet ture Mike Flood said his da for the 285-mile porbeen determined. proposal to have Nebras- tion of the Keystone XL Debate over the ka pay for the assessment that will pass through the pipeline has drawn inter- came from concer ned state, said Greg Hallsten, national attention focused landowners and other the state’s environmental largely on Nebraska, pipeline opponents, who coordinator. Unlike because the pipeline was have questioned the State Nebraska’s proposal, he expected to cross the Department’s objectivity said, pipeline companies Sandhills — an expanse in the review process. The pay for their own state of grass-strewn, loose-soil State Department had environmental review. hills — and part of the hired a Houston-based And though pipeline aquifer, which supplies environmental consult- routes crossing the borwater to Nebraska and ant, Cardno ENTRIX, to der from Canada still parts of seven other prepare its environmental require State Department states. But national envi- impact study for the Key- approval, Hallsten said ronmental groups have stone XL despite the com- federal officials have supsaid they will actively pany’s financial ties to ported Montana’s efforts fight the project along any TransCanada. to address local concerns. route, because of poten“If you pay for it, you He said Montana has protial environmental know you’re getting it posed minor changes threats. done objectively,” Flood along 117 miles of the Company officials had said. “What I put forward route, and can reroute claimed that moving the in this was, we’ll pay for it lines to preserve environroute was impossible because it’s our people, mental amenities, social because of a U.S. State our land, our drinking amenities such as farm Department study which water.” fields and other areas of found the Sandhills route Robert Jones, a Trans- concern. would leave the smallest Canada executive in “It’s not something big, environmental footprint. charge of pipelines, like going around the But last week the federal expressed confidence Sandhills,” Hallsten said. gover nment delayed a Tuesday that the compa- “But it isn’t what Transdecision on a federal per- ny could reach an agree- Canada wanted.”
Evidence missing from burglary cases
SANTA FE (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Public Safety, Forensic Laboratory Bureau says five pieces of evidence are missing from two separate burglary cases. The evidence had been seized by Farmington and Santa Fe police departments during their investigations. Authorities say one latent
Accidents Nov. 8 12 p.m. — parked 4500 N. Main St; vehicle owned by Maria Melendez, of Roswell, and unknown driver. Nov. 12 2:51 p.m. — South Lea Avenue and West Reed Street; drivers — Robert Williams, 68, and Desiree Lujan, 21, both of Roswell.
fingerprint lift is missing from the Farmington case and four latent lifts are missing from the Santa Fe case. The missing evidence is due to inattention, not criminal activity. The Farmington evidence had already been processed and entered into Automated Fingerprint Identification System by lab personNov. 14
9:50 p.m. — Redwood Street and Union Avenue; drivers — vehicle owned by Carlos Mendez, and Virginia Juarez, 19, both of Roswell. Nov. 15
4:10 a.m. — Country Club Road and Ristra Road; driver — Terje Lem, 67, of Artesia.
nel with no match or identification to a suspect. The four pieces from Santa Fe had been processed and determined to have no value. Basically the lifted prints weren’t of high enough quality to enter into AFIS, therefore no suspect matches.
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Fiery leftist will again run for Mexican president Roswell Daily Record
MEXICO CITY (AP) â€” The charismatic and combative leftist who paralyzed the streets of Mexico City after narrowly losing the countryâ€™s last presidential election will make another run next year after winning an opinion poll released by his party on Tuesday. A hugely popular candidate in 2006, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador now is seen as a long shot to stop Mexicoâ€™s old Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, from regaining the presidency in 2012. Enrique Pena Nieto, the telegenic leading candidate for the PRI, is far ahead of his potential rivals, topping Lopez Obrador by 23 points in an October poll. But Lopez Obrador has a core of passionate supporters who say he was cheated of victory in 2006 and who often refer to him as Mexicoâ€™s legitimate president. The Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, is the first of Mexicoâ€™s three major parties to select a candidate for the campaign, which legally canâ€™t begin until February. Lopez Obradorâ€™s main rival for the nomination, Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, said he would support the results of the poll, which asked 6,000 voters of all parties which man they preferred. Lopez Obrador, 58, said his first task would be to unify the countryâ€™s array of leftleaning parties, something that should be easy since two of the main small parties have been openly promoting his candidacy with radio and television advertisements for more than a year. â€œWeâ€™ll go forward together, without hatred or rancor, to construct a country with more love, with a social conscience and spiritual greatness,â€? he said. Lopez Obrador began his political career with the PRI in the Gulf Coast state of
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
In this Sept. 10, 2006, file photo, Mexicoâ€™s former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to the crowd gathered at the Zocalo in Mexico City.
Tabasco, but he left the party to support the 1988 presidential campaign of Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, a movement that gave birth to the PRD. In 1994, he lost a Tabasco state governorâ€™s election that many watchdog groups said the PRI won by fraud. He later served as president of Democratic Revolution. Lopez Obrador tempered his firebrand reputation after winning election as Mexico City mayor in 2000, working with business groups and building large public works projects. He frequently squabbled with
then-President Vicente Fox, whose government unsuccessfully tried to have him removed from office in a dispute over a hospital access road. After Lopez Obrador narrowly lost the last election to President Felipe Calderon of the conservative National Action Party, or PAN, his supporters occupied the Zocalo, the main plaza in Mexico City, and blocked the cityâ€™s elegant Reforma Avenue for weeks, claiming the election was stolen. That reaction began to dent Lopez Obradorâ€™s popularity, and many Mexicans
were enraged at his movement for blocking traffic and straining daily life. Lopez Obrador cooled his rhetoric this year, taking a more conciliatory tone toward the wealthy and business interests. Still, Ebrard argued that he appealed to a broader segment of voters outside the party. â€œIt seems to me that Marcelo had more opportunity to grow in popularity,â€? said political analyst Jose Antonio Crespo. â€œLopez Obrador, despite his more moderate discourse, wonâ€™t attract independent voters, or the protest vote against the PAN ... Marcelo had a greater possibility of moving into first or second place.â€? The PRI held power for seven decades until losing in 2000, and polls show it making a comeback across the nation, partly due to weariness with 11 years of National Action governments and horror at the estimated 40,000 drug war deaths since Calderon ramped up the fight against cartels. Pena Nieto, a 45-year-old former Mexico State governor, has led in all recent national polls. The majority of Mexican voters are centrists and the polls show their biggest concerns are security and the economy. Democratic Revolution, meanwhile, has been split by feuding and it has lost much of its support even in its strongholds. Preliminary results show the PRI winning Sundayâ€™s gubernatorial election in Michoacan, Calderonâ€™s home state and the place where he launched the war against cartels. The PRD has governed there for 10 years, but it finished third behind National Action. Recent polls show that the PRI even has a chance to win back the mayorship of Mexico City, where the PRD has governed since 1997.
Predictions of war haunt Sudanâ€™s southern border
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) â€” The presidents of Sudan and the new nation of South Sudan are both predicting the possibility of a new war in an oil-rich region that has seen a spike in cross-border attacks. Troop build-ups are being reported on both sides of the Sudan-South Sudan border, the worldâ€™s newest international boundary, and rebels in Sudan announced a new alliance with the aim of overthrowing their own government, which is seated in the capital, Khartoum. The U.S. is pleading for cooler heads to prevail, even as aid workers are with-
drawing from the region after two bombing runs into South Sudan by Sudan, its northern neighbor, last week. After two long wars that spanned decades, South Sudan formally declared independence from Sudan in July following a successful independence referendum in January that was guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal. The world celebrated the peaceful break-up of Sudan. But big disputes that have long lurked in the background are now festering, and flaring into violence. An agreement to split the
regionâ€™s oil revenues was never reached. The borders were never fully demarcated. And perhaps most important, the break-up left two large groups of people in Sudanâ€™s south in the lurch, groups that Sudan has labeled rebels and that Khartoumâ€™s military has been attacking for months. In addition, the Khartoum government is facing a financial crisis due to the loss of oil revenue and rising food prices, said John Prendergast, the co-founder of the U.S.-based Enough Project, which closely monitors Sudan. â€œEach spark heightens the
possibility of all-out war, and the sparks are occurring with more frequency now,â€? Prendergast said Monday. Sudan President Omar alBashir accuses the south of arming what he calls rebels in Sudan. He said this month that if the south wants to return to war, his army is prepared, as he ticked off recent clashes he said the north won. â€œWe are ready to teach you another lesson,â€? Bashir said. South Sudan President Salva Kiir responded last
week, saying al-Bashirâ€™s accusation are only to justify â€œhis pending invasion.â€? Kiir said South Sudan is committed to peace but allow its sovereignty to be violated. Last week U.S. and other international officials said Sudanese military aircraft twice flew into South Sudan territory and dropped bombs. In the second attack two bombs landed in a refugee camp. There were no casualties. The U.S. demanded that Sudan halt aerial bombardments immediately.
â€œThis is a moment where both sides need to show maximum restraint,â€? said Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. â€œIn the first instance, the government of Sudan needs to halt all offensive actions against the south. Immediately. And the south needs to have the wisdom and restraint not to take the bait and not to respond in kind.â€? U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the governments of Sudan and South Sudan to refrain from using force.
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Roswell Seven-day forecast Today
A full day of sunshine
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Partly sunny; windy, warm
Partly sunny and warm
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A thunderstorm possible
Variably cloudy, t-storms
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WSW at 7-14 mph POP: 5%
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WSW at 6-12 mph POP: 30%
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Roswell through 5 p.m. Tuesday
Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Temperatures High/low ........................... 72°/39° Normal high/low ............... 65°/34° Record high ............... 83° in 1942 Record low .................. -1° in 1961 Humidity at noon ................... 16%
Precipitation 24 hours ending 5 p.m. Tue. . 0.00” Month to date ....................... 0.00” Normal month to date .......... 0.34” Year to date ......................... 3.76” Normal year to date ........... 12.03”
Santa Fe 52/25
Air Quality Index Today’s Forecast
Good Yesterday’s A.Q.I. Reading 34 0-50
Unhealthy Unhealthy sensitive
T or C 62/36
Sun and Moon The Sun Today Thu. The Moon Today Thu.
Rise Set 6:30 a.m. 4:55 p.m. 6:31 a.m. 4:55 p.m. Rise Set 10:08 p.m. 11:09 a.m. 11:10 p.m. 11:46 a.m.
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ROSWELL 72/34 Carlsbad 73/40
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Michael Jackson’s bed removed from planned auction 214 West First St.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bed where Michael Jackson died is no longer available for sale. Julien’s Auctions has removed the queen-sized headboard from its auction of items from 100 North Carolwood Drive, Jackson’s last residence. “This item is the only portion of the bed that had been listed for auction, and no part of the bed remains for sale,” company president Darren Julien said Tuesday, adding that he removed the carved
headboard seen in evidence photos during the criminal trial of Jackson’s physician from the auction’s lots at the request of Jackson’s estate. Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted last week of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death. The day Murray was convicted, Julien’s Auctions announced that it would sell the contents of the rented Bel Air mansion where Jackson lived as he prepared for his ill-fated series of comeback
concerts. Among the items available are antique furnishings, oil and watercolor paintings and other effects, including a chalkboard with a message from one of Jackson’s children that reads, “I (heart) Daddy.” Julien said that the mattress where Jackson took his final breaths “was never included in the auction and, in fact, is the property of The Estate of Michael Jackson.” Only the headboard had been offered for sale.
“Michael Jackson has played a major part in the history of Julien’s Auctions and we would never do anything that is not in the best interests of Michael’s children, his mother or the Estate. We will always honor these requests,” Julien said in a statement. His company sold items from Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and one of the singer’s spangled gloves — which fetched more than $400,000 — in 2009. “We want all of our events
involving items associated with Michael Jackson to be a good experience for everyone and a celebration of his life and career,” Julien said. Julien’s Auctions will host a free exhibit of items from the Carolwood house at the company’s Beverly Hills, Calif. Headquarters beginning Dec. 12. The auction is set for Dec. 17. Photos of the house and the items available for sale are featured in a limited-edition auction catalog, which is being sold for $100.
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SP OR TS SHORTS TICKETS FOR GHS GAME TO BE SOLD THURSDAY
Tickets for Friday’s Goddard vs. Moriarty 4A quarterfinal game at the Wool Bowl will be on sale on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the Goddard High School lobby. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors 65 and older. No passes will be honored at the gate.
TICKETS FOR 8-MAN TITLE GAME AVAILABLE
Tickets for Saturday’s Gateway Christian vs. Melrose 8Man state championship game will be on sale on Thursday and Friday during school hours in the Gateway Christian School office. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors 65 and older. No passes will be honored at the gate.
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NA T I O N A L BRIEFS MCQUEARY SAYS HE DID GO TO THE POLICE
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State graduate assistant cited by a grand jury report as claiming he saw an ex-assistant football coach sexually abusing a young boy in a campus locker room shower says in an email he made sure the act was stopped and then went to police — contradicting what the report says. Mike McQueary’s comments, in an email made available to The Associated on Tuesday, Press appeared to add more confusion to a scandal that has enveloped the university and resulted in the firing of head coach Joe Paterno, the ousting of president Graham Spanier and charges of perjury against the athletic director and a senior vice president. McQueary, now the football team’s wide receivers coach, told a friend from Penn State that he made sure the 2002 shower assault he witnessed was stopped and went to the police about it. The friend made McQueary’s email, written Nov. 8, available to the AP on Tuesday on the condition he not be identified. McQueary, who has been placed on administrative leave and did not coach in Saturday’s 17-14 loss to Nebraska, wrote: “I did stop it, not physically ... but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room ... I did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police .... no one can imagine my thoughts or wants to be in my shoes for those 30-45 seconds ... trust me.” Added McQueary: “Do with this what you want ... but I am getting hammered for handling this the right way ... or what I thought at the time was right ... I had to make tough impacting quick decisions.” According to the grand jury report, McQueary testified he spoke to his father and then to Paterno before speaking to athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president Gary Schultz, who oversaw campus police. Paterno has not been charged with any crime, and state prosecutors have said he is not a target.
Bowl bound: Broncos accept bowl bid Roswell Daily Record
KEVIN J. KELLER RECORD SPORTS EDITOR
The New Mexico Military Institute Bronco football team is going bowling for the ninth time in school history. The 12th-ranked Broncos officially accepted a bid to 11th annual the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl on Tuesday, where they will face defending national champion Navarro (Corsicana, Texas). “It’s great,” said Bronco Josh L ynn. coach “Throughout the course of history, New Mexico Military Institute has only been invited to eight and this will make nine. “It’s a great opportunity for our school and, obviously, for our players.” This year’s Heart of Texas Bowl will be held at Bulldawg Stadium in Copperas Cove, Texas, on Dec. 3. Navarro (9-2) is ranked sixth in the latest NJCAA poll after beating Tyler 3329 in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference championship game. “They are the defending
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In this Oct. 22 file photo, the New Mexico Military Institute Bronco football team runs onto the field before its game against Scottsdale at Colt Field. On Tuesday, NMMI accepted a bid to play in the 11th annual C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl. The Broncos will face defending national champion Navarro on Dec. 3 at Bulldawg Stadium in Copperas Cove, Texas.
national champions and Navarro College has predominantly been on top of the (SWJCFC) and they are the champions of that conference this year,” L ynn said about Navarro. “I
haven’t seen any tape on them, but I promise you that they are probably going to be athletic. To roll through that conference and be the champions of that conference, you have
to be a good football team. “For us to get an opportunity to play those guys, it’s a good opportunity for our program.” The Bulldogs are the reigning NJCAA champions
for the school’s second football national championship. They beat Butler in the Citizens Bank Bowl last year to win the title. “Obviously, it would help us in recruiting,” Lynn said about facing the defending national champs. “Even getting the opportunity to go to one of these bowl games, it helps in every phase of that. Playing a team like Navarro, and playing them well, would help us in the national scene. “It would be a great exclamation point to a great season.”
Verlander is unanimous AL Cy Young winner
NEW YORK (AP) — There was little question Justin Verlander would unanimously win the AL Cy Young Award. Now, the far more intriguing question: Will he take the MVP, too? “Do I think it’s possible? Yes. Would I like to win it? Of course,” he said during a conference call. “It’s kind of a weird scenario.” No starting pitcher has won the MVP trophy since Roger Clemens in 1986, with Dennis Eckersley the last reliever to get it in 1992. Many say pitchers shouldn’t win the MVP, period, contending they already have their own award. But Verlander’s season — he won the pitching version of the Triple Crown, led Detroit to its first division crown in 24 years and drew every first-place vote Tuesday in the Cy Young race — has ratcheted up the debate in a crowded MVP field that includes Curtis Granderson, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista, Miguel Cabrera and more. “Pitchers are on the ballot,” Verlander said. Bolstering the case for all pitchers, Verlander pointed to the “tremendous effect we have on the day of our game.” “I’m so different from everybody,” he said. If he doesn’t win, Verlander said he’d like to see Granderson, his former teammate, get the award. Verlander breezed to the Cy Young, much the way the Tigers’ ace humbled hitters with his 100 mph fastball, sharp curve and wicked slider. See VERLANDER, Page B3
Coack K moves past mentor Bob Knight
In this July 5 file photo, Justin Verlander pitches against the Los Angeles Angels. The Detroit Tigers ace won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote, Tuesday.
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow throws a pass during a recent practice. The Jets and their vaunted defense will be tasked with stopping Tebow on Thursday.
Jets’ D faces tough task with Tebow
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have watched as much film as they can gather on Tim Tebow, and still aren’t quite sure what to expect. They know Denver’s quarterback will run a whole lot Thursday night in the Broncos’ unconventional option-style offense. But will he throw some, too? And,
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how much? “You’re looking at formations or personnel groupings that tell you it’s going to be a pass, and it’s not with this group,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday. “That’s a little different, but you better be sound See TOUGH TASK, Page B2
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight, then spent some special time with his former coach. The man known simply as “Coach K” became Division I’s winningest coach when No. 6 Duke beat Michigan State 74-69 on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (3-0) gave Krzyzewski his 903rd win, breaking the tie with Knight, Krzyzewski’s college coach at Army and his mentor throughout his professional career. Junior guard Andre Dawkins had 26 points for Duke, which took control with a 20-1 run that gave the Blue Devils a 61-41 lead with 9:17 to play. Then it was just a matter of counting down the minutes until the celebration could get under way. With Knight sitting across the court at the ESPN broadcast table, and with several former players in the stands — many able to attend because of the
ongoing NBA lockout — Krzyzewski moved to the top of the list in front of a sellout crowd of 19,979 at Madison Square Garden. Krzyzewski went right across the court to Knight when the game ended. They were cheek to cheek in a hug. Krzyzewski, tears in his eyes, broke away and Knight pulled him back, hands on his shoulders, then one final slap of the shoulder. See COACH K, Page B3
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and obviously assume he’s running with it.” After spending last week preparing for New England’s Tom Brady, a quarterback they’ve had plenty of experience playing against, the Jets have only a few days to get ready for a player who’s a completely different type of opponent. “You think of running quarterbacks, and most guys are a little more shifty and kind of got that make-you-miss (style),” safety Jim Leonhard said. “He’d rather run you over than run around you. It’s just different, a different mentality. He’s more like a fullback than a true tailback when he runs the football.” Which is often. Tebow was just 2 of 8 passing for 69 yards in a 17-10 win at Kansas City last Sunday, but also ran for 43 yards on nine carries. The second-year quarterback has been criticized for not being an NFL-caliber passer, but he has won three of
his four starts this season — mostly with his legs. Tebow is 47 of 105 for 605 yards and seven touchdowns and just one interception, and is Denver’s second-leading rusher with 320 yards and two scores on only 48 carries. “This is a college-style offense and it’s around Tim Tebow and it looks just like he’s at the University of Florida,” cornerback Darrelle Revis said. “He does a great job running it and we know he’s going to have his carries and we know he’s going to throw the ball. They have no choice but to throw the ball. They did it in the past, and they’re going to do it again.” But when is the question, and that’s what has kept defenses off balance so far. The Broncos ran 55 times in 63 offensive plays against Kansas City — and that was even with running backs Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee getting hurt in the first quarter. With the game still in the balance, Tebow made a play with his arm, tossing a 56-yard pass to Eric Decker to seal the victory.
“The thing with him is you have to stay disciplined because as inconsistent as he is throwing the football, all of the sudden he’ll make a throw where you go, ‘Wow, that was impressive,’” Leonhard said. “And for the most part, those throws have been touchdowns. They’re a big-play, fast-strike offense when they do throw the ball down the field.” Moreno is out for the season with a knee injury, and McGahee’s status was uncertain because of a tweaked hamstring. That means there could be a lot of third-stringer Lance Ball and, of course, a scrambling Tebow. The Jets have been using 41year-old Mark Brunell, one of the game’s most mobile quarterbacks in his prime, on the scout team to mimic the 24-year-old Tebow. “I’m left-handed and he is lefthanded, and that’s about it right there,” Brunell joked when asked how similar he is to Tebow. With such a run-heavy offense, there will be plenty of action for the Jets’ run stoppers, particularly defensive linemen Sione Pouha and Mike DeVito.
Roswell Daily Record “The world falls on me and (DeVito),” Pouha said. “We like to pride ourselves on being the two fat guys, I guess, in the middle, but we pride ourselves on being able to stop the run.” Despite the success Tebow and the Broncos have been having, Revis isn’t quite so sure the option style of offense can succeed for a full season in the NFL. Except, he told reporters, if a team had Michael Vick as the quarterback and Chris Johnson at running back. But not a big, bruising quarterback such as the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Tebow. “This guy, he’s a tough guy,” Revis said. “He’s really another running back when he carries the ball. When you look at him on film, he’s not trying to avoid hits. He’s actually trying to lower his shoulder and take people on. You’ve got to respect that.” Tebow wasn’t of fended by Revis’ comments that the option couldn’t work with him as the quarterback, saying he was looking forward to playing against the Jets cornerback Thursday night. “I honestly don’t necessarily
pay attention or worry too much about what others say,” Tebow said. “I just try to get better every day and consistently try to improve.” Tebow said the Broncos shouldn’t be labeled as one type of offense because the team is trying to come up with different approaches depending on the opponent. After all, he threw 39 times in a 45-10 loss to Detroit three weeks ago. “It’s difficult in a way because it’s similar to a wildcat offense where they can run and they can also pass,” Revis said. “On defense, for us, the D-line and the linebackers just need to focus on the run and this is a game for the secondary, for us not to fall asleep back there because we’ve seen on film that they’ve done a lot of double-moves and trick plays.” Definitely not the same type of pass-happy of fense they just faced a few days ago. “I’d make a recommendation to New England to go to this style of offense with Brady,” Ryan joked. “That would be good.”
On football: Winning ugly in the NFL beats alternative ARNIE STAPLETON AP PRO FOOTBALL WRITER
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tim Tebow has provided plenty of fodder for his fans and his critics alike. Just as his doubters proclaimed, he’s not a polished passer, unable to complete even half of his throws with flawed footwork, a messy motion and dawdling decisions that are at times as listless as his long, looping windup. And yet, there’s no arguing with the results. Just as his ardent fan base predicted, Tebow’s a winner, even if it isn’t always pretty. He’s 3-1 as Denver’s starter and the Broncos (4-5) are relevant again, no small task for a team that has gone through four quarterbacks and four head coaches since its last playoff game nearly six years ago. He’s doing it with an unorthodox offense that looks a lot like the service academies on Saturdays.
Third-ranked Tennessee holds off No. 7 Miami 92-76
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt has fielded plenty of questions about her health lately. Certainly nothing has changed about her ability to grill her players at halftime when she’s disappointed in their performance. The third-ranked Lady Vols came into halftime tied at 42 with seventh-ranked Miami after being manhandled on the boards. Summitt got onto them hard during her halftime speech, and they responded with a 92-76 victory on Tuesday night in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic. “If you ever doubt if Pat Summitt is still coaching, look at how our team responds coming out in the second half,” associate head coach Holly Warlick said. “She got on them pretty hard. We all did as a staff about our rebounding effort, our hustle plays that weren’t there. We challenged them for 20 minutes, and I think they responded.” It was the first big test of the season for two veteran teams, and the matchup lived up to its billing in the first-ever meeting for the programs. Though the game pitted preseason AllAmericans Shekinna Stricklen and Shenise Johnson against one another, the spotlight was stolen by Taber Spani and Meighan Simmons, who together hit 7 of 13 from 3point range. The Lady Vols (2-0) came out after intermission and unleashed an 18-4 run to take control. Glory Johnson, who struggled in the first half against Miami’s inside defense, hit a layup that made it 60-46 with 16:19 to go. The Lady Vols got sloppy, committing three turnovers that helped the Hurricanes charge back with nine unanswered points to cut the margin to seven, and with 7:31 to go, Shenise Johnson hit a jumper to cut the Lady Vols’ lead to 73-68. Miami (1-1) would get no closer. Two possessions later, Spani took an inbound pass with 10 seconds on the shot clock and launched a 3-pointer that hit nothing but net as the buzzer sounded. “I thought that was the turning point of the game, as we were struggling kind of to get back in it,” Miami coach Katie Meier said.
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It will be the fifth meeting between NMMI and Navarro. The two last met in 2006 when Navarro beat a NMMI squad that featured nowBronco assistant coaches Drew Jurney and Tim Hamett, 24-14. NMMI and Navarro also met in 1980 in the now-defunct Wool Bowl (NMMI won, 14-12) and in the 1967 and 1968 regular seasons. Navarro won 35-33 in 1967 and NMMI won 7-6 in 1968.
Winning ugly? There’s no such phrase in his coach’s vocabulary. “All winning is beautiful,” John Fox asserted. “That’s what most coaches live with. And this game’s only fun when you win. And it doesn’t matter how you win or by how many. They all count as W’s.” The Broncos are hardly alone in their homely performances this season, but at least they’re prevailing in these gruesome games. The Dream Team in Philadelphia is a nightmarish 3-6, the same record as the Washington Redskins, who have gone from scrappy to dreadful. The Chargers lost at Kansas City two weeks ago when Philip Rivers fumbled the snap as San Diego was poised for a last-minute, chip-shot field goal to win it. Cleveland beat Seattle 6-3 in a game that epitomized ineptitude but lost Sunday when the Browns’ placement team botched the snap on a 22-yard field goal that gift-wrapped the St. Simmons scored 18 points, Glory Johnson finished with 16 and nine rebounds, Stricklen added 15 points and Ariel Massengale had 11 points and nine assists. “I thought across the board, everybody contributed in certain ways,” Summitt said. “It’s just a matter of who’s coming in. At any given moment, we’ve got enough people that somebody’s going to step up.” Riquna Williams, who led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring a season ago, sank 24 points for Miami. Shenise Johnson added 17 and Morgan Stroman scored 11. The Lady Vols have now won 38 straight games at home on the court named for Summitt, dating to a 62-54 loss to Duke on Feb. 16, 2009. They travel to Virginia on Sunday before hosting No. 1 Baylor at The Summitt on Nov. 27.
National Football League At A Glance The Associated Press All Times Mountain AMERICAN CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct New England . . .6 3 0 .667 N.Y. Jets . . . . . . .5 4 0 .556 Buffalo . . . . . . . . .5 4 0 .556 Miami . . . . . . . . .2 7 0 .222 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Houston . . . . . . .7 3 0 .700 Tennessee . . . . .5 4 0 .556 Jacksonville . . . .3 6 0 .333 Indianapolis . . . . .0 10 0 .000 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Pittsburgh . . . . . .7 3 0 .700 Baltimore . . . . . . .6 3 0 .667 Cincinnati . . . . . .6 3 0 .667 Cleveland . . . . . .3 6 0 .333 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Oakland . . . . . . .5 4 0 .556 San Diego . . . . . .4 5 0 .444 Denver . . . . . . . .4 5 0 .444 Kansas City . . . .4 5 0 .444
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PF 273 186 115 131
PF 220 225 212 131
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The Broncos are 4-3-1 all-time in bowl games and last appeared in a bowl two seasons ago when they lost to Hutchinson 22-14 in the Salt City Bowl. NMMI’s other bowl appearances were 1999 (Empire Bowl; beat Nassau, 26-11), 1980 (Wool Bowl; beat Navarro, 1412), 1979 (Wool Bowl; lost to Marion Military, 27-21), 1978 (Wool Bowl; tied Phoenix, 19-19), 1977 (Wool Bowl; beat Independence, 38-28), 1975 (Wool Bowl; lost to Cof feyville, 28-7) and 1967 (Wool Bowl; beat Cisco, 20-13).
Louis Rams’ 13-12 win. Without Peyton Hills, the bungling Browns (3-6) haven’t been able to score more than 12 points in a game for a month. Without Peyton Manning, the Colts (0-10) are losing by an average of 30-13. And that’s got to make fans in Miami and Minnesota mad because this year the only thing worse than being the worst is not being the worst — Indy has the inside track to Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. In a season filled with games that have fans flipping the channel, nobody’s turning off Tebow. His supporters argued that it didn’t matter how poorly he practiced in training camp because he’s a gamer and just needed a shot. Kyle Orton, more accurate but less effective, gave him that opportunity by losing four of his five starts along with the starting job. The Broncos had to alter their offense and decided to give it the old college try,
introducing the read option that made Tebow the best combination college quarterback ever during his days at Florida. “I’ve never coached it before, so we’re kind of learning this thing together,” acknowledged Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville. Since the AFL-NFL merger, no team had ever trailed by 15 points with less than five minutes left and come out on top until Tebow, who played awful for 55 minutes, suddenly couldn’t be stopped in an overtime win at Miami in his first start this season. Tebow completed just two passes Sunday at Kansas City, but one of them was a 56-yard strike to Eric Decker for the winning score in a 17-10 win that included a triple option and a thirdstringer at tailback when Willis McGahee (hamstring) and Knowshon Moreno (knee) went down in the first quarter. From 6:31 of the third quarter at Oakland until
N.Y. Giants . . . . .6 Dallas . . . . . . . . .5 Philadelphia . . . .3 Washington . . . . .3 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W New Orleans . . . .7 Atlanta . . . . . . . . .5 Tampa Bay . . . . .4 Carolina . . . . . . .2 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Green Bay . . . . .9 Detroit . . . . . . . . .6 Chicago . . . . . . . .6 Minnesota . . . . . .2 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W San Francisco . . .8 Seattle . . . . . . . . .3 Arizona . . . . . . . .3 St. Louis . . . . . . .2
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Thursday’s Game Oakland 24, San Diego 17 Sunday’s Games Dallas 44, Buffalo 7 Denver 17, Kansas City 10 Miami 20, Washington 9 St. Louis 13, Cleveland 12 Arizona 21, Philadelphia 17 Tennessee 30, Carolina 3 Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17 Houston 37, Tampa Bay 9 New Orleans 26, Atlanta 23, OT Jacksonville 17, Indianapolis 3 Seattle 22, Baltimore 17 San Francisco 27, N.Y. Giants 20 Chicago 37, Detroit 13 New England 37, N.Y. Jets 16 Monday’s Game Green Bay 45, Minnesota 7 Thursday, Nov. 17 N.Y. Jets at Denver, 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Tampa Bay at Green Bay, 11 a.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Carolina at Detroit, 11 a.m. Dallas at Washington, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Cleveland, 11 a.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Miami, 11 a.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 2:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago, 2:15 p.m.
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PA 186 184 187 244
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TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, Nov. 16 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Ohio at Bowling Green ESPN2 — Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio) GOLF 7 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Presidents Cup, first round, at Melbourne, Australia 2 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Johor Open, first round, at Johor, Malaysia (delayed tape) NHL HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. VERSUS — New Jersey at Buffalo
Tennessee at Atlanta, 2:15 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 6:20 p.m. Open: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh Monday, Nov. 21 Kansas City at New England, 6:30 p.m.
Tiger and ex-caddie in the same match
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Presidents Cup wasted no time delivering the match everyone was talking about — Tiger Woods against ex-caddie Steve Williams in the opening session at Royal Melbourne. Oh, yes, and three other players will join them. U.S. captain Fred Couples and International captain Greg Norman, hopeful of putting an end to a three-month soap opera involving Woods and Williams, put them together in the last of six foursomes matches Thursday. “I think it’s great for the tournament,” Norman said. “It needed to be done.” Lest anyone forget, Williams will be carrying the bag of Adam Scott, not hitting any golf shots. On paper it will be Woods and Steve Stricker, undefeated as a tandem two years ago at Harding Park, against K.J. Choi and Scott, the popular Australian who hired Williams after Woods fired his caddie of 12 years this summer. For sheer drama, it’s more about Woods and Williams. It will be the first time they have been in the same group of any tournament since Woods officially fired him in late July. Norman expects nothing but a good match between four players, with four other guys carrying their bags. “I’m sure Freddie and I — everybody — we want to put this behind us,” Norman said. “It’s a dead issue as far as we’re concerned. There’s no animosity between any of the players. I know it’s good fodder. People like to talk about it in the media. But from our perspective, it’s dead and gone. And we would like to keep that way going forward.” The acrimonious split became evident when Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational, and Williams allowed himself to be interviewed on the 18th green at Firestone and called it “the best win of my life.” This from a caddie who was with Woods for 13 of his majors.
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3:58 remained in the third quarter at Kansas City — more than a full game — Tebow didn’t complete a single pass. Not one. And yet, he left Arrowhead Stadium as the only Broncos quarterback ever to beat the Raiders and Chiefs back to back on the road. Just 72 hours after saying the key for Denver was to not be one-dimensional, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy dialed up 55 runs and eight passes against the Chiefs, an imbalance that usually leads to losses. Since Tebow took over Denver’s offense, the Broncos have rushed for an NFLhigh 915 yards, the best four -game stretch in the league in more than four years. Their ground game has climbed from 23rd in the league to second. “If nobody’s going to stop it,” Denver captain Champ Bailey said, “why stop doing it?” There are no style points in football, after all. This
isn’t synchronized swimming or boxing. The outcomes aren’t in the hands of the judges. Even with no shortage of Monday morning quarterbacks assessing the quality of a team’s wins, much less its losses, the only thing that matters in the end, as Fox said, is the final score, not the stats or aesthetics. “Oh, nobody cares. I mean, look at how we beat Denver last year. That was about as ugly as it gets,” said New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, recalling the pass interference penalty in the closing seconds that helped his team escape Denver with a 24-20 win. “But we’ll take it, and you don’t have to apologize for winning.” On second thought, R yan, who had to say he was sorry this week for cursing at a fan, said he’s more than willing to seek forgiveness again when the Jets visit Denver this week. “I hope we have to apologize,” he said, “for winning on Thursday night.”
While getting roasted in Shanghai two weeks ago at a caddies party, Williams was asked about the interview while accepting his mock “Celebration of the Year” award and said, “It was my aim to shove it up his black a———.” Williams later apologized, Scott said it was enough for him, and even Woods tried to close the ordeal by saying they shook hands in a gym in Sydney and saying that Williams was not a racist. Norman and Couples said the match was not planned, although both could have chosen to avoid it. In the Presidents Cup, each captain takes turn putting his team in one of the six matches. With each announced match, anticipation kept building until it came down to Couples. Norman had put K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang in the fifth match. Couples could have inserted Woods and Stricker, but instead went with Hunter Mahan and David Toms. That sealed it. “Who’s left?” asked U.S. assistant captain Jay Haas as the room filled with laughter. Norman said he did discuss it with Scott, and with his two assistant captains. The idea was to get it over with. “If we had to diffuse anything and just get this thing over and done with, wouldn’t you rather have it sooner than later?” Norman said. “Because I personally wouldn’t have wanted to be sitting down at the singles and everybody is playing a really tight match and it comes down to the last group or the second to last group, and all of this pressure is coming on because it’s the first time the two met.” “Adam and Tiger are good friends,” Norman said. “It’s got nothing to do with Adam and Tiger, and at the end of the day, the atmosphere that will exist walking to the first tee will be exactly the same if none of this took place in the past week.” Couples also downplayed any hard feelings, trying to present this as any other match. “I think it worked out awesome for everybody involved to have Adam and Tiger play,” Couples said. “As we said all along, they are still very good friends, and I think it’s an exciting match.” “It’s not just Adam Scott and Tiger Woods,” he said. “There’s 22 other players here.” Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson will lead off for the Americans against Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa. Watson beat Simpson in a playoff at New Orleans, and they recently discussed a desire to play with each other. Bill Haas and Nick Watney will face Geoff Ogilvy and Masters champion Charl Schwartzel in the second match, followed by Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar against a pair of Australians in Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day. Phil Mickelson, the only player to compete in every Presidents Cup, will play with Jim Furyk against Retief Goosen and Robert Allenby. Even so, Royal Melbourne was buzzing with the prospect of Woods and Williams on the same tee, this time on different teams. Norman made it clear, though, what Williams’ role would be. Williams also used to work for Norman in the 1990s. “His job is to carry Adam Scott’s bag,” Norman said. “It doesn’t matter whether they are playing Tiger Woods or not.”
Kuchar, United States, vs. Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, International. 7:41 p.m. — Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, United States, vs. Retief Goosen and Robert Allenby, International. 7:53 p.m. — Hunter Mahan and David Toms, United States, vs. K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang, International. 8:05 p.m. —Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, United States, vs. Adam Scott and K.J. Choi, International.
Presidents Cup-Pairings By The Associated Press Thursday At Royal Melbourne Golf Club Course Melbourne, Australia Yardage: 6,998; Par: 71 All times Mountain Alternate-shot matches 7:05 p.m. — Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, vs. Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa, International. 7:17 p.m. — Bill Haas and Nick Watney, United States, vs. Geoff Ogilvy and Charl Schwartzel, International. 7:29 p.m. — Dustin Johnson and Matt
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions The Associated Press BASEBALL National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with INF Aaron Hill on a two-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with INF Scott Moore on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Named Jeff Capel assistant coach. SACRAMENTO KINGS—Named Keith Smart and Bobby Jackson assistant coaches. Promoted Pete Youngman to director of sports medicine and Manny Romero to head trainer. Named Dwayne Wilson equipment manager. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Placed C Eric Wood and LB Chris White on injured reserve. Signed DE Kyle Moore off Detroit’s practice squad. Signed DB Josh Nesbitt from the practice squad. Re-signed WR Tim Toone to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed CB Walter McFadden to their practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Added OL Marcus Cannon to active roster from nonfootball injury reserve list. Released S Ross Ventrone. Signed DB Malcolm Williams to practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed DB Terrail Lambert to the practice squad. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Signed OL Tony Moll to a one-year contract. Released LB Darryl Gamble. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed S Mark LeGree to the practice squad. Released WR John Matthews from the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Placed G John Moffitt on injured reserve. Signed G Paul Fanaika. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Placed WR Leonard Hankerson and DE Kedric Golston on injured reserve. Re-signed WR Donte’ Stallworth and DE Darrion Scott. Arena Football League ORLANDO PREDATORS—Signed DE Adrian Awasom. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS—Placed D Alex Goligoski on the injured list. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Rcalled LW Tim Kennedy from San Antonio (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD—Recalled C Casey Wellman from Houston (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled D Frederic St. Denis from Hamilton (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Assigned G Mikko Koskinen to KalPa (Finnish Elite League). SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION—Named Jay Heaps coach. COLLEGE CIAA—Announced the reitrement of Leon G. Kerry Commissioner. FAULKNER—Named athletic director Brent Barker football coach. WENTWORTH—Elevated women’s lacrosse from a club to varsity sport, effective with the 2012-13 school year.
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Verlander led the majors in wins by going 24-5 and topped baseball with 250 strikeouts. His 2.40 ERA was the best among AL pitchers who qualified for the title. The 28-year -old righty was listed on top on all 28 ballots by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and finished with 196 points. Jered Weaver (18-8, 2.41) of the Los Angeles Angels was the only other pitcher listed on every ballot and second with 97 points. James Shields of Tampa Bay was third with 66, followed by CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees with 63. T igers reliever Jose Valverde, who was per fect in 49 save chances, was fifth with 28. “Since the end of the season, people have been saying that the Cy Young is wrapped up,” said Verlander, who added he waited until the announcement to celebrate. Verlander pitched his second career no-hitter, won 12 straight starts down the stretch and
helped the Tigers take the AL Central. In many games, he was simply unhittable. He pitched a no-hitter on May 7 at Toronto, missing a per fect game just by an eighth-inning walk on a full-count delivery. In his next start, he held Kansas City hitless for 5 23 innings. Johnny Vander Meer is the only pitcher to throw back-to-back no-hitters. Later in the season, the 6-foot-5 star took a pair of no-hit bids into the eighth inning — one of those came on July 31 against Weaver and the Angels, a 3-2 win at Detroit. “I felt like it was a statement game,” Verlander said. “A lot of people had eyes on that game.” Verlander also led the majors with 251 innings, all while issuing a careerlow 57 walks. He pitched four complete games, including two shutouts. This was the ninth time there was a unanimous winner of the AL Cy Young and first since Johan Santana in 2006, when he won the AL pitching T riple Crown. Verlander said he remembered watching Santana that year.
“That’s a big league pitcher,” Verlander recalled telling himself. “That’s a stud.” This was the fourth time a Detroit pitcher won it, with Denny McLain earning the award in 1968 and tying for the honor in 1969, and reliever Willie Her nandez winning in 1984. McLain, in 1968, and Hernandez went on to win the AL MVP awards, too. A four-time All-Star, Verlander became the first former AL Rookie of the Year to also take the Cy Young. This win included a $500,000 bonus to his $12.75 million salary in 2011. Verlander said he started his push this year in spring training. He’d gotten off to bad starts in previous seasons and decided to be “results oriented” beginning in exhibition games. Verlander has started his of fseason workout program, and plans to wait until January before throwing again. He went to the New England PatriotsNew York Jets game Sunday night with teammate Rick Porcello and said a football was being passed around, but he avoided the
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temptation to toss it. The only thing missing from Verlander’s pitching resume is a World Series title. He is 3-3 with a 5.57 ERA in eight career postseason starts, and went 21 in the playoffs this year as the Tigers reached the AL championship series
before losing to Texas. He probably wouldn’t mind a hit, either. He’s 0 for 20 with 13 strikeouts in his big league career. He also tied for the AL lead in errors by a pitcher with five. Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers is the
favorite to win the NL Cy Young when the results are released Thursday. He won the NL pitching T riple Crown, leading with a 2.28 ERA and 248 strikeouts and tying for wins at 21. The AL and NL Managers of the Year will be announced Wednesday.
NBA players file antitrust lawsuits against league
Kevin Durant warms up before the start of an exhibition game hosted by Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge. Durant was one of the first NBA players to file an antitrust lawsuit against the NBA owners on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Locked-out NBA players including Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league on Tuesday in at least two states, saying David Stern’s ultimatums left them no other choice. Attorney David Boies, who represented the NFL during that sport’s work stoppage and now has been brought aboard by basketball’s players, said the NBA lockout violates antitrust laws by refusing to allow players to work. Boies added that Stern’s ultimatum to the now-disbanded union to accept the owners’ last economic model or face a harsher proposal “turned out to be a mistake” that strengthens the players’ case because it proves that the collective bargaining process had ended. “If you’re in a poker game, and you run a bluff, and the bluff works, you’re a hero. If someone calls your bluff, you lose. I think the owners overplayed their hand,” Boies said at the players’ association headquarters. “They did a terrific job of taking a very hard line and pushing the players to make concession after concession after concession, but greed is not only a terrible
Buford leads Buckeyes to win
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — William Buford scored 21 points and No. 3 Ohio State weathered Florida’s fast start to beat the seventhranked Gators 81-74 on Tuesday night. Jared Sullinger added 16 points, Deshaun Thomas had 15 and Aaron Craft 13 points and seven assists for the Buckeyes (2-0), who forced 16 turnovers and hit 27 of 34 free throws to pull away in the second half. Freshman Bradley Beal had 17 points, Kenny Boynton 15 and Patric Young and Erik Murphy 14 apiece for the Gators (1-1), who have never beaten a top-3 team in a true road game. Down as much as 16 points, they got as close as five with under a minute left before Buford sealed it with two foul shots. The game matched teams that won their conferences a year ago but were trying to replace three lost starters. By scoring 13 of 18 points at the end of the half, the Buckeyes took a 35-32 lead. With Sullinger controlling the lane, Buford scoring from both outside and inside, and Craft seeming to get a hand on every Florida pass and have a hand on every Ohio State assist, they pulled away. They scored the first five points of the half for an eight-point edge and never let the Gators cut into the lead. Still, Sullinger picked up his third foul with 13:58 left and soon after headed to the bench. With Evan Ravenel filling in and Buford and Craft setting the
Ohio State’s William Buford, left, drives to the basket against Florida’s Patric Young during the second half of Ohio State’s 81-74 win over the Gators, Tuesday.
pace on offense, the Buckeyes didn’t blink at the loss of their preseason All-American. Ravenel had two baskets in a 6-1 run for a 50-38 lead. Buford scored six in a row for Ohio State to swell the lead to 59-44. A rested Sullinger then returned to the lineup. The foul line helped the Buckeyes maintain their advantage the rest of the way. Florida was just 13 of 21. The Gators set the tempo early on three 3s by Mur-
phy, building a 14-6 lead. Ohio State came within a shot of tying it on several occasions before finally catching Florida on Craft’s steal on one end and a twisting, spinning layup through traffic at the 3:24 mark. Ohio State has won eight of the 12 meetings, but the Gators captured the big one. They beat the Buckeyes 8475 to clinch their second straight national championship on April 2, 2007. It was Ohio State’s 24th consecutive victory at home.
thing — it’s a dangerous thing.” Dangerous enough to cost the league billions of dollars in damages if players win. The players are seeking “treble damages” — meaning triple the amount of the more than $2 billion they would have made under a full 2011-12 season — for what they argue is irreparable harm by preventing them from playing in their “very short” NBA careers. “We haven’t seen Mr. Boies’ complaint yet, but it’s a shame that the players have chosen to litigate instead of negotiate,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said in a statement. “They warned us from the early days of these negotiations that they would sue us if we didn’t satisfy them at the bargaining table, and they appear to have followed through on their threats.” Boies acknowledged that the case could take months, but hoped there would be a settlement before too long. “Nobody can tell you how long it’s going to take. We all know it’s possible to delay lawsuits for a while, but I think it is in everybody’s interest to try to resolve this promptly,” said Boies, speaking on behalf of the California filing. “The longer it goes on, the greater
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the damages that the teams will face, the greater the damages that the players will suffer, and perhaps most important of all, the longer basketball fans will be deprived of basketball. So we hope that this will move quickly.” He insisted the players have shown their willingness to negotiate throughout. “You can’t negotiate by yourself,” he said. “You can only negotiate if you’ve got somebody who’s willing to sit down and negotiate with you.” The two suits — one filed in conjunction with the players’ association in the Northern District of California and another filed in Minnesota — likely were filed with a favorable venue in mind. The Minnesota district court has been favorable to the NFLPA during litigation dating to the 1980s. The federal court in San Francisco is under the jurisdiction of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, considered the most liberal of the 13 circuit courts. The NBA already has filed a preemptive lawsuit in New York seeking to prove the lockout is legal and likely would push for cases to be moved there to gain the legal home court.
“I just told Coach I love him,” Krzyzewski said. “I wouldn’t be in this position without him. It’s a moment shared. I know he’s very proud and I’m very proud to have been somebody who’s worked under him and studied him and tried to be like him.” It wasn’t the Cameron Crazies cheering their coach on after a few nights waiting and sleeping in Krzyzewskiville. But a pro-Duke crowd started to get loud as the Blue Devils took control in the second half, as well as the fans from Michigan State, Kentucky and Kansas and a bunch of regular old New Yorkers including flimmaker and New York Knicks fan AP Photo Spike Lee. “The basketball gods Michigan State’s Travis Trice, center, falls over Duke’s Seth are good ... they put two Curry, right, during the first half of the Blue Devils’ win over guys who’ve done a lot in the Spartans, Tuesday. the game together, special moments, and the final minute. They and just develop our tonight is another one of finally started hitting team.” and forcing Keith Appling had 22 those special moments,” shots Krzyzewski said of turnovers to close to 74- points for Michigan State Knight’s presence at the 69 with 12.9 seconds left. and Brandon Wood added Curry had 20 points 15. The Spartans finished historic game. while Kelly added 14 for with 21 turnovers. Dawkins, who had six the Blue Devils, who were Krzyzewski moved to 3-pointers, and R yan Kelly hits 3s to start 10 of 21 from 3-point the top of the list in his 37th season, all but five Duke’s big run. As Michi- range. “It’s a special moment,” at Duke. He also coached gan State (0-2) kept missing shots down low, Seth Krzyzewski said of his at West Point, his alma Curry hit another 3 for family and former players mater where Knight Duke and then the Blue being there. “At halftime I molded a point guard Devils closed the run by wasn’t sure we were into a coach for the ages. Knight won his 902 making 6 of 6 attempts at going to have this moment. We beat a really games in 42 seasons, six the free-throw line. The Spartans kept good team and I’m glad at Army, 29 at Indiana Krzyzewski coaching to now we can just move on and seven at Texas Tech.
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dence and communication, “How to Write Letters for All Occasions.” I have been accused of being “old school.” However, there are rules and guidelines governing written communication, and it seems as though they are being ignored. Would you please inform people about the proper way to write? And is your “Letters” booklet still available? CALL ME “MISTER C.,” SAN JOSE, CALIF.
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DEAR ABBY: Whenever I receive a business communication from someone unknown to me with my first name in the salutation, as in “Dear Robert,” it immediately goes into the trash. Being addressed by my first name in this context is just plain wrong. Since I don’t know the person who is sending the correspondence, I find the informal tone to be highly improper. Please remind your readers — particularly those in business — about your booklet on correspon-
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The “Letters” booklet is still available and covers additional salutations that are helpful to know, including how to address a senator or congressman, a clergyperson, etc. “How to Write Letters for All Occasions” can be ordered by sending a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus a check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby — Letters Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. My booklet also contains helpful suggestions for writing letters of congratulations; difficult topics to address such as letters of condolence for the loss of a parent, spouse or child; and thank-you letters for birthday gifts, shower gifts, wedding gifts and those that arrive at holiday time. (A tip: Keep a notepad handy and write down what immediately comes to mind when the gift is opened. This can be helpful if later you are at a loss for words!)
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.
RNHSIK PTEDIP Ans: Yesterday’s
Judging from the high volume of email and snail mail I receive, letter composition is something that is not always effectively taught in school. My booklet can provide a helpful assist for anyone who needs a quick and easy tutorial, and it is particularly helpful for parents to use as a way to easily teach their children how to write using proper etiquette. Keep it in a drawer and dip into it as needed. #####
DEAR ABBY: I am 8 years old. At the bottom of a letter, sometimes people write XOXO. Which one means hug and which one means kiss? ANNA IN MISSOURI DEAR ANNA: The “X” means kiss and the “O” signifies a hug.
P.S. Some people write “SWAK” on the flap of the envelope, which stands for “sealed with a kiss.”
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Dear Heloise: Could you give me your recipe for SEASONED SALT? I made it before, and it was very good, but I can’t find my recipe. Connie W., via email
Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.
(Answers tomorrow) MOVIE BRUNCH CRISIS Jumbles: SMIRK Answer: When she wrote to complain about the service she’d received, she wrote — IN CURSIVE
Today’s Crossword Puzzle
This is a great seasoning that will save you money when you make it yourself. If you are watching your salt intake, you can use a salt substitute in place of the salt. You’ll need: 1 cup salt (or salt substitute) 2 tablespoons onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon well-ground celery seed 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried, well-ground parsley flakes Mix ingredients together. Store in a container with a tightfitting lid to keep out moisture. A glass spice jar that has a plastic lid with holes is perfect for keeping this seasoning within reach on the dinner table. If making a double or triple batch, use an empty, plastic Parmesan-cheese container. I have other easy and low-cost recipes for seasonings and more in my Heloise’s Seasonings, Sauces and Substitutes pamphlet. To receive a copy, send $5 and a long, selfaddressed, stamped (64 cents) envelope to: Heloise/SSS, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. You’ve run out of celery for your favorite tuna or chicken salad? Try chopped coleslaw or water chestnuts for that added crunch. Heloise ##### Dear Readers: What meat popular today was once thought of as a throw-away portion of beef? * tongue * fajitas * stew meat. If you grill, you probably will know the answer — it’s fajitas, also known as skirt steak. Any Mexican restaurant here in South Texas has fajitas on the menu, and now they are known nationwide. This meat is from the flank area of a cow. It has been served in these parts since the late ‘60s. It is delicious when grilled over mesquite wood (which we have a lot of here in Texas). Heloise #####
The Wizard of Id
Dear Heloise: I am retired and an empty nester. I have never been a big milk drinker and found that I end up throwing away half-used cartons of milk. I now keep powdered milk in a plastic bag that I’ve written directions for mixing with water to make a cup, quart or gallon. Now, when I’m baking, I mix up the amount I need, and I also put a couple of tablespoons of powdered milk in my cereal and add cold water from the fridge. I no longer waste milk. Joyce, Vienna, W.Va.
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Holiday Meals Ahead!
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Tilly Tilt leans back in her chair.
Casey Count eats slowly, chews every bite well and shares.
Alpha Betty sits up tall with her elbows at her sides.
Rookie Cookieâ€™s Recipe
Zucchini Fritters Youâ€™ll need:
s TABLESPOONS FLOUR s TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL s SALT TO TASTE
s EGG s 12 CUPS GRATED ZUCCHINI MEDIUM ZUCCHINI s 14 cup finely minced red onion (optional)
What to do:
"EAT EGG IN MEDIUM BOWL !DD GRATED ZUCCHINI ONION AND FLOUR -IX WELL (EAT OLIVE OIL IN LARGE SKILLET ON MEDIUM HEAT $ROP ZUCCHINI MIXTURE BY TABLESPOONS INTO HEATED OLIVE OIL "ROWN EACH SIDE TO SECONDS 5. Remove to drain on paper towels. 6. Sprinkle with salt to desired taste. You will need an adultâ€™s help with this recipe. from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2011 Universal Uclick
Wyatt Wolf gobbles down his food and takes more than his share.
Goldie Goodsport chews with her mouth closed.
Meet Salma Hayek
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How to set the table
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