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NY, NJ WITH NO BOARDS ON WALK SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Coastal areas of New Jersey and New York that lost their boardwalks to Superstorm Sandy’s surge are racing to rebuild them in time for tourist season — in some places, without the boards.



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No one retreating; cliff talks seem at standstill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year-end deadline approaching, negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling “fiscal cliff” appeared at a standstill Monday. Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to name specific spending cuts he will support, while the White House insisted the GOP agree explicitly to raise tax rates on upper incomes. At a campaign-style event in Michigan, Obama warned his listeners their taxes will rise on Jan. 1 without action by the Congress. “That’s a hit you can’t afford to take,” he declared. He spoke one day after meeting privately at the White House with House Speaker John Boehner, whose office expressed frustration with the talks to date. “We continue to wait for the president to identify the


spending cuts he’s willing to make as part of the ‘balanced’ approach he promised the American people,”’ said a written statement from the Ohio Republican’s office. The negotiations are designed to prevent acrossthe-board tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to begin at the turn of the year, a combination that economists say poses the threat of a new recession. While leaders in both parties say they are eager to avoid that “cliff,” negotiations on a plan to cut deficits by other measures have turned into a major postelection showdown between opposing sides in a divided government. Many Republicans agree that Obama and the Democrats hold most of the political leverage, given the presi-

dent’s re-election more than a month ago after a campaign in which he said the wealthy should pay more in taxes. Obama spoke by phone Monday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., while traveling aboard Air Force One, according to a Democratic aide. The aide was not authorized to speak publicly about the private conversation and thus spoke on condition of anonymity. If anything, the president has toughened his demands in recent days, insisting not only that tax rates must rise, but also that Congress give him and future presidents the authority to raise the government’s borrowing limit without prior approval by lawmakers.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to workers about the economy during a visit to Daimler Detroit Diesel in Redford, Mich., Monday.

Roswell briefly becomes winter wonderland Lawrence See CLIFF, Page A3

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In some areas, tumbleweeds accompanied the snow during Sunday’s winter storm. Along Bent Tree Road, tumbleweeds blew in and piled up to six feet high and several feet deep near some residences. Two had their gates completely blocked meaning that the only way people could leave their homes was through their garage. Had emergency services been required they would have had to dig their way through to the front door.

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The witness testimony for the hearing of the New Mexico Public Education Department vs. David Lawrence was held, Monday, at the Roswell Independent School District school board room. The hearing was called to review the former Goddard High School coach’s licensing as a school teacher following allegations of sexual misconduct. The Notice of Contemplated Action was not issued until Nov. 11, 2011, after Lawrence had been acquitted on charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The PED document stated: “Sufficient evidence exists to justify … suspending, revoking or taking other disciplinary action against the Licensee’s (Lawrence) license.” Consulting attorney for the PED Chris Romero reviewed the previous investigations into the purported inappropriate relationship between Lawrence and a Goddard High School student which left Lawrence subject to possible disciplinary action. Romero asked Kayla Powell to tell the hearing about

Egypt’s military takes Experts say drilling can be made cleaner over security ahead of vote PITTSBURGH (AP) — In CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military assumed responsibility Monday for protecting state institutions and maintaining security ahead of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum, as the country braced for another round of mass demonstrations by the supporters of the country’s Islamist president and the liberal opposition over the disputed charter. The referendum on a contentious new constitution lies at the heart of a bitter political battle that has deeply polarized Egypt and triggered some of the worst street violence between backers and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi since he took power in June as the country’s first democratically elected leader. So far, Morsi has stood firm on the referendum, refusing to yield to opposition demands that he scrap the vote scheduled for Saturday. The opposition, meanwhile, was still trying to decide late Monday whether to boycott the See EGYPT, Page A3

the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling. About 800 miles away on the plains of north Texas, there’s a drilling boom, too, but some air pollution levels have declined. Opponents of drilling point to Colorado and say it’s dangerous. Companies point to Texas and say drilling is safe. The answer appears to

since the system changed in early September. Those delays have prompted as many as 100 calls a day from inmates’ upset relatives. The number of daily calls has dwindled to the typical 30, but the late releases continue, said Corrections spokeswoman Cristina Rodda. “It is the new normal,” she said.

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New Mexico parolees’ late releases draw fire ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The state Corrections Department’s new system of bouncing all inmate release documents to a central office for approval often has resulted in late releases for parolees. The Albuquerque Journal reports that officials said parolees have been walking out of prison about two weeks past their expected release dates

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The move to send release approvals to the department’s central office in Santa Fe comes as officials try to address a string of mistaken early releases of sometimes violent offenders. A recent statewide audit of state prisons identified about half a dozen early or late releases, including one See LATE, Page A3

Heavy snow in NM causes delays, 1 fatal car crash

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Heavy snows and icy roads have left parts of New Mexico with forced delays, dangerous driving conditions and at least one person dead. New Mexico State Police say at least one person was killed Sunday in a weather related car crash. Police identified the woman as 54-year-old Dorothy Mullins of Santa Fe. Her truck had slid, hit a road barrier and came to rest in the northbound lanes before it was struck by another vehicle. The winter storm also forced the closure of Interstate 40 in Clines Corners where two semi-trucks were jackknifed. Both highways were open Monday, but state transportation officials urged motorists to be careful and expect delays.

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NY, NJ ponder new boardwalks without the boards

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Coastal areas of New Jersey and New York that lost their boardwalks to Superstorm Sandy’s surge are racing to rebuild them in time for tourist season — in some places, without the boards. For reasons both practical and environmental, some communities are proposing to replace their wooden boardwalks with more durable synthetic materials or even concrete. That is raising objections from those who say nothing else looks, feels or even smells quite like a true wooden boardwalk. In New York, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg had already decided wooden boardwalks don’t cut it anymore, a group from the Coney Island section of Brooklyn called Friends of the Boardwalk sued last year to block a plan to replace wooden boardwalks with concrete and plastic.

While “Under the Polymerwalk” might not have the same ring to it as the Drifters’ 1960s hit “Under The Boardwalk,” New York City parks officials say concrete sections of boardwalk in Queens’ Rockaways and Coney Island did hold up much better when Sandy hit in late October. That is an issue Tim Keating, director of Rainforest Relief, has been working on for years. He says coastal communities will be under pressure to quickly rebuild but urges them to resist the temptation to use tropical wood such as ipe, which is cheaper than synthetic materials and popular for its durability. Belmar is considering ipe for its boardwalk reconstruction. Keating says durable synthetic materials are the best choice for boardwalks; Belmar, Spring Lake, Point Pleasant Beach and other places already use it.

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For many shore towns, boardwalks are their summertime economic engine, where tourists and residents alike spend their money on food and drinks, or on games of skee ball or balloon darts to win a stuffed animal.

In these towns, even in the many non-commercial sections where boardwalks are merely a non-sandy way to get from here to there, not having one is not an option. They will need the tourism money this summer more than ever as they try to rebuild homes and other infrastructure.

The destruction in Seaside Heights has become emblematic of the storm because of a roller coaster that plunged into the ocean. Mayor Bill Akers said 75 percent of his town’s budget comes from tourism, with the remaining 25 percent raised from local taxpayers.

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In this Nov. 29 photo, sand and rubble sit where the boardwalk used to be in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Harley Davidson Think before giving a pet for Christmas motorcycle taken JESSICA PALMER RECORD STAFF WRITER

Auto theft

• Police were called to the 400 block of West Forest Street, Sunday, after subjects removed a metallic blue Harley Davidson FRX motorcycle from the backyard. It was reported the motorcycle did not run well and also that the bike had no gas in the tank. • Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of North Garden Avenue, Sunday. The victim’s mother reported that her son was staying on West 12th Street at the time when her 2012 Toyota Camry (New Mexico tag number MCH478) was taken.


• Police were called to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2915 S. Union Ave., Saturday, after a parishioner discovered that someone had removed her wallet from her purse during a Christmas program. The subject was described as 6-feet-tall with long light brown hair and a mustache. He was wearing blue jeans and cowboy boots. • Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Lea Avenue, Saturday, where subjects took a Schwinn tricycle, valued at $400, from a carport.


Police received a walk-in report of fraud, Saturday. The victim had purchased a 2006 Accura TL on Craigslist and sent the money to the seller in New Jersey through a Walmart moneygram. The individual said that the first attempt was halted by Walmart, but the second attempt went through. However, the victim never received the car.


Police responded to M&M Coin Company, 207 W. Third St., in answer to an alarm. When officers arrived at the scene they discovered subjects had broken the front door to enter the business and then tried to cut the power in order to stop the alarm.


Police received a walk-in report, Friday, from a person who expected a moneygram for $1,000 sometime between Nov. 17 and Nov. 22, but found out it had been cashed by someone else.


Police received a report, Friday, from an 18-yearold male at Job Corps who said his hands had been taped and his mouth taped shut by another 18-yearold at the Job Corps dormitory on 57 G St. He told officials the other student had left Job Corps and he did not want to press charges, but needed to file a report for documentation purposes. Anyone who has information on these or any other crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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Organizations will warn people not to give animals as gifts. Most experts agree that presenting a kitten or puppy or some other unsuspecting critter to a family unprepared to keep it should be avoided at all costs. For example: relationships may change. Often an animal given as a symbol of love may be rejected if the relationship deteriorates. Dr. Leandro Gutierrez of Casa Querencia Animal Health Center, 1607 Fowler Road, however, does not rule out an animal as a gift if certain precautions are taken. He says the primary one is do not give an animal as a surprise gift. Consult the family. It’s not enough that the children might enjoy a pet. The primary caretaker needs to be taken into consideration. Who is the primary caretaker? Does that person have the time to fulfill the basic requirements of

the animal involved? If it’s a puppy or a dog, does that person have the time to walk the dog? Does the individual or family have the room, both indoors and out? Do they have the money for an extra mouth to feed? These are not decisions to be contemplated alone. Anyone considering giving an animal as a gift should ask the individual what they think and what they want. People need to plan ahead. What sort of pet is appropriate to the family and the family situation? Certain breeds of dogs aren’t good for families with small children. The list of breeds might surprise. For instance, the pit bull went by the name “nanny” in Victorian Britain because, as a breed, they are good with children. Meanwhile many small dogs—such as terriers, dachshunds and Chihuahuas—are not necessarily a good fit. The person may want a large dog, but if they do not have the space to let it run,

the time to walk it or a fenced-in backyard to give it some freedom, then one is doing a disservice to the dog to give it to a family who cannot provide it with the exercise it needs. A cat, of course, is a viable alternative if it has the right temperament, but a kitten may not work well with small children. The recipient may not want a box to clean every day, or may not want a cat. Gutierrez recommends that people bring over all the supplies an animal might need. “Don’t bring someone a kitten unless you bring the food, the bowls and the cat box and litter that they will need. Otherwise what are they going to do with this animal until the next day?” For a dog, the items in the package might include food, dishes, leash or leashes and collar. If the recipient has an unfenced backyard, a chain with an adequate anchor and/or chain set up which will give the dog room to roam without getting tan-

man was a murder victim. But it was soon determined that he had been a stowaway who fell from a passenger plane when it lowered its landing gear directly above Portman Avenue. “It was scary, there was a body on the street, and nobody knew at first that he had fallen from a plane,” neighbor Stephanie Prudhomme said. “There were police everywhere.” The identity of the man remains a mystery three months later. He carried no identification, but police believe he may have been from Angola. They are asking the public to help identify the man, whose death has traumatized the neighborhood. Some heard the noise on impact; others were alarmed when they opened their doors and saw a crumpled badly disfigured body lying on the street.

Some didn’t know anything was amiss until the police and an ambulance arrived, followed by homicide detectives. Police came to believe the man stowed away on a passenger jet bound from the African nation of Angola to London, only to die en route and then fall when the landing gear opened — an occurrence that is rare but not unheard of. “There is great sadness,” said Catherine Lambert, who lives a few doors down from the spot where the man landed. “To think that the end of the line for him is a suburban street, miles away from his world.” The event shattered the neighborhood’s sense of being immune from the world’s troubles, she said, a feeling compounded by the inability of police to identify the man. “I felt, what was he running away from? What

gled will be required. The outdoor dog will need a place to get shade and out of the cold. This may mean a dog house and depending on the type of training perhaps a crate for indoors.

Remember a pet is a gift that keeps on giving, but it is a gift that requires continued maintenance and upkeep. Some expenses may not be immediate. However, the giver should consider the other expenses that may be incurred immediately. The pet should have all the age-appropriate vaccinations—rabies, parvo, distemper—before it is given to the family. Any licenses required by city ordinance also should be provided.

Pets are gifts that require a lifelong commitment, something that can provide love, warmth and enjoyment for years to come, as long as the giver behaves responsibly, thinks ahead and consults the prospective owner.

‘Falling man’ changes London neighborhood LONDON (AP) — The suburban stillness of the comfortable, two-story homes in west London’s Mortlake neighborhood is broken only by the roar of jets thundering overhead on the final approach to Heathrow Airport. It’s a pleasant place, with easy connections into central London, generally free of crime and congestion.

That changed early on a sunny Sunday morning in September when a man from Africa literally fell from the sky and landed with a loud thud onto the sidewalk of Portman Avenue, half a block from a convenience store, an upscale lingerie boutique, and a shop selling Chinese herbal remedies.

In the hours after the crumpled body was found, as early risers were getting up to walk their dogs, get the papers, or go to church, police thought the

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made him think he could survive? And how will his family ever know? He’s a lost soul now; his father and mother are probably waiting for him to make contact,” said Lambert, 41. Frustrated police have released a composite electronic image of what they believe the man’s face looked like before his fall, as well as a photo of a tattoo on his left arm, in hopes that he may be identified. Based on circumstantial evidence, including some currency found in his jeans pocket, they believe he may have been from Angola, but discussions with Angolan authorities have not provided useful clues. In the days after the macabre discovery, some residents moved by the man’s death placed flowers at the spot where his body landed.

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Boehner, while claiming his own election mandate for the Republican majority in the House, said within a few days of the voting he was prepared to buck many in his party and support additional tax revenue as part of a fiscal cliff agreement. The Ohio Republican has said repeatedly he opposes Obama’s plan to raise tax rates for anyone, adding that he prefers to raise revenue by closing loopholes. Yet he has not yet ruled out giving the president his way, and some Republicans have said they are prepared to do so — encouraging Democrats to say they anticipate the speaker will eventually yield on the point. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters as Obama went to Michigan that “the president believes that a deal is possible. It requires acceptance and acknowledgement in a concrete way by Republicans that the top 2 percent will see an increase in their rates.” In his remarks at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant, Obama said the Democrats would “make some tough spending cuts on things that we don’t need” as part of his budget plans, although he didn’t mention any of them by name. Republicans have increasingly expressed frustration in recent days as they accuse Obama and the Democrats of failing to talk in specifics when it comes to spending cuts that many of their constituencies are likely to balk


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what she felt was a burgeoning relationship between herself and Lawrence. She described attempts to get his attention and one late-night visit to the Lawrence home after the Goddard versus Roswell High School basketball game when she said he had reportedly fondled her before rejecting her and telling her to leave his home. When Romero asked if Lawrence had ever told her that this was wrong, she replied, “no.” Attorney Doug Jones-Witt concentrated on reported statements that Powell was alleged to have made to fellow students that she was sleeping with Lawrence. Although she admitted to having made these statements and said they were false, she denied threatening her fellow students. She wept when she discussed the consequences that the incident and the subsequent investigation had in her life. During the cross-examination of the witness, Jones-Witt noted that she had taunted Lawrence. Jones-Witt was eventually asked by the head of the PED public hearing, Morgan Lyman, to give Powell the time to answer before the next question. In re-cross, Romero inquired what Powell’s motivation was in following through with her suit. She responded that it was to “protect other girls.” Lawrence continued to deny that anything inappropriate had happened between himself and the student, as he had during the court hearing. He told the hearing that he tended to spend more time with students than other teachers did. When asked if he had a relationship with Powell, he said without hesitation. “We didn’t have a relationship, at all.” Lawrence acknowledged that he recognized that Powell had a crush on him. Jones-Witt queried: “Was there anything that gave you cause for concern?” He replied. “None.” In his cross-examination of Lawrence, Romero asked if the teacher had ever given his cell phone number to students and Lawrence admitted he had given it to certain athletes. However, he denied providing his phone number or his address to Powell. He could not explain how she had obtained them to make the late-night visit. Romero repeated RISD policy about inappropriate conduct between teachers


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man who was released eight years too early. The system was centralized in order to ensure that one records expert had the last glance at inmate records before they were paroled, in order to guarantee that the releases were accurate. Cathy Catanach, the Corrections records bureau chief, personally signs off each day on dozens of inmate files, which can sometimes exceed 1,000 pages. The division is also now checking to see if any court cases are pending before it releases inmates, Catanach said.


at. In talks that ended in failure 18 months ago, according to aides in both political parties, Obama had tentatively agreed to a proposal to raise the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 67 beginning in a decade, and had also said he would accept a change to slow the annual cost-of-living increases that go to recipients of Social Security and other federal benefits. This time, the two sides have advanced opening proposals that are short of specifics and reflect different priorities. Obama’s plan would raise $1.6 trillion in revenue over 10 years, in part by raising tax rates on incomes over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples. He has recommended $400 billion in spending cuts over a decade. He also is seeking extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut due to expire on Jan. 1, a continuation in long-term unemployment benefits and steps to help hard-pressed homeowners and doctors who treat Medicare patients. Boehner’s plan, in addition to calling for $800 billion in new revenue, envisions $600 billion in savings over a decade from Medicare, Medicaid and other government health programs as well as $300 billion from other benefit programs and another $300 billion from other domestic programs. It would trim annual increases in Social Security payments to beneficiaries, and it calls for gradually raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67, beginning in a decade. and students. Lawrence said that since “nothing had happened” he saw no reason to report the visit. When provided with an opportunity to make closing statements, Romero said Lawrence had time to stop what was going on. “Even if it was one touch; it was inappropriate.” He noted that Lawrence exhibited bad judgment in not reporting the student’s visit to his home. “That silence is indicative of not wanting to reveal too much. ... He had a lot to lose.” He defended PED’s witness. “They call her an uncredible witness, but there’s nothing inconsistent in her testimony. ... At no time does she change her story.” Romero posed the question that if her goal was to discredit Lawrence then “why not tell a good one? Why not tell something more salacious?” Romero recommended total revocation of Lawrence’s licensure. In his closing statement, Jones-Witt said: “No one will argue that (David Lawrence) made a poor judgment call.” He asked PED to rescind revocation of Lawrence from the list of possible disciplinary measures. Jones-Witt argued that to lose his license would not only prohibit Lawrence from working in New Mexico, but also not permit him to work as a teacher anywhere else in the country. When hearing officer Lymon asked for clarification, Witt said: “I’m beginning to sound like a lawyer talking both sides of my face,” but he said if punishment was necessary then he recommended suspension for a period of six months, adding: “We will leave that decision in your capable hands.” Unlike court where the decision is immediate, the hearing did not conclude the day of testimony. Instead, each attorney is required to provide exhibits to L yman by Feb. 1, 2013, which will be reviewed and recommendations made, which PED may later choose to overturn. Following the hearing, Romero was asked why no other witnesses which had given testimony during the criminal case were called. He stated that the court transcripts of specified witnesses in both the District Court and Magistrate Court hearings were sufficient. When noted that some witnesses, who may have had pertinent comments, such as one-time Goddard Principal Andrew Sweet, were not included on the list of the specified witnesses, Romero said that it was not necessary. “At first it was kind of chaos,” Catanach said. “We’re now looking at these records a lot more extensively.” Catanach said the process is becoming easier.

Another reason for the holdup, Catanach said, is that inmates aren’t paroled on weekends and holidays anymore. But that ensures enough eyes see the file before the parolee walks out the door.

“We accept the fact that it’s not going to make inmates and their families the happiest,” Rodda said. “But we don’t want someone out on the street who shouldn’t be on the street.”


LAS CRUCES (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing federal charges that she fraudulently acquired and distributed prescription pain medication.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 32-year-old Veronica Hernandez of Mesilla Park appeared in federal court Monday. She’s in a half-way house pending trial. Hernandez has been under investigation since July, when federal drug agents received a complaint from a pharmacist alleging that she had filled a fraudulent prescription for 360 tablets of Oxycodone. If convicted, prosecutors say Hernandez could face up to 20 years in prison.


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referendum or rally Egyptians to vote “no” to the draft constitution, and hoping that a massive turnout for a rally Tuesday would force the president to cancel the balloting. “We still have a chance, with popular rejection, to stop the referendum,” said Basil Adel, a former lawmaker and liberal activist. Egypt’s political crisis began on Nov. 22 when Morsi issued a decree granting himself — and the Islamist-dominated panel writing the constitution — immunity from judicial oversight or challenge. Those decrees sparked mass demonstrations, with opponents saying they were issued initially to protect the draft charter from the judiciary. The constituent assembly then hurriedly approved the draft constitution in a marathon overnight session, further inflaming those who claim that Morsi and his Islamist allies, including the Muslim Brotherhood, are monopolizing power and trying to force their agenda into practice. That prompted hundreds of thousands of the president’s opponents to take to the streets in massive rallies — the largest from primarily secular groups since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year. Morsi’s supporters responded with huge demonstrations of their own, which led to clashes in the streets that left at least six people dead and hundreds wounded. Morsi has rescinded the decree that gave him absolute powers, but did not meet the opposition’s main demand and delay the referendum.


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be that drilling can be safe or it can be dangerous. Industry practices, enforcement, geography and even snow cover can minimize or magnify air pollution problems. “It’s like a vehicle. Some cars drip oil,” said Russell Schnell, deputy director of the federal Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo. “You have wells that are absolutely tight. And you have other places where a valve gives out, and you have huge leaks.” The good news, nearly all sides agree, is that the technology exists to control methane gas leaks and other air pollution associated with drilling. The bad news is that the industry is booming so rapidly that some companies and some regulators can’t seem to get ahead of the problems, which could ultimately cost billions of dollars to remedy. The worries about what drilling does to the air are both global and local, with scientists concerned about the effects on climate change as well as the possible health consequences from breathing smog, soot and other pollutants. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has made it possible to tap into deep reserves of oil and gas but has also raised concerns about pollution. The industry and many federal and state officials say the practice is safe when done properly, but environmental groups and some scientists say there hasn’t been enough research. Some environmentalists say if leaks and pollution can be minimized, the boom has benefits, since gas burns much cleaner than coal, emitting half the carbon dioxide. Al Gore told The Associated Press that it’s “not irresponsible” to look at gas as a short-term substitute for coal-fired electricity. But Gore added that the main component of gas, methane, is a more potent heat-trapping greenhouse gas than CO2. That means that if large quantities leak, the advantage over coal disappears, the former vice president said. In Colorado, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated that 4 percent of methane was leaking from wells, far more than previously estimated, and that people who live near production areas may be exposed to worrisome levels of benzene and other toxic compounds present in oil and gas. Across the industry, the technology for stopping leaks can be as simple as fixing seals and gaskets, or it can involve hundreds of millions of dollars of

David M. Salas’s family would like to express their deep gratitude for the kindness and love shown to them during the loss of their beloved father. Thanks to all the nephews, nieces, family members and friends for their expression of love and support for David’s family throughout the funeral services. A special thanks is given to “Punch” Pena for his many dedicated hours of friendship and loyalty to David. May God Bless All!

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With tensions running high in the country, the president on Sunday ordered the military to take responsibility for security and protect state institutions along with the police until the results of the constitutional referendum are announced. On Monday, the army took up the task in line with the presidential decree, which also grants the military the right to arrest civilians. Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali tried to downplay concerns the move was a step toward martial law, saying instead that “it is merely a measure to extend legal cover for the armed forces while they are used to maintain security.” There were no signs of an increased military presence outside the presidential palace, where tanks have been deployed since last week’s fierce street clashes, or elsewhere in the capital on Monday. Still, the decision to lean on the military, which had a spotty record over the tumultuous 16 months that it ran Egypt after Mubarak’s fall, prompted concern among international rights groups. “Considering the track record of the army while they were in charge, with more than 120 protesters killed and in excess of 12,000 civilians unfairly tried before military courts, this sets a dangerous precedent,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui of Amnesty International. Human Rights Watch called on Morsi to put limits to military’s policing powers to prohibit trials of civilians in front of military tribunals. Activists and rights groups have documented a catalog of human rights violations by authorities during the period of military rule. new construction.

“I think it’s totally fixable,” Schnell said. “At least the bigger companies, they are really on top of this.” Gore added that when companies capture leaking methane, they end up with more to sell. “So there’s an economic incentive to capture it and stop the leaking,” he said.

Another major source of worry is the industry’s practice of burning off, or flaring, natural gas that comes out of the ground as a byproduct of oil drilling. Over the past five years, the U.S. has increased the amount of flared and wasted gas more than any other nation, though Russia still burns off far more than any other country. In some places, energy companies haven’t invested in the infrastructure needed to capture and process the gas because the oil is more valuable.

In the Bakken Shale oil fields of North Dakota, for example, about 30 percent of the natural gas is flared off because there aren’t enough pipelines yet to carry it away. The amount of gas wasted in the state is estimated at up to $100 million a year. And officials in North Dakota said last month that the situation there might not be completely solved until the end of the decade. NOAA scientists also say natural gas production has contributed to unusual wintertime smog in the West, particularly in regions surrounded by mountains, and especially in snowy areas.

Ozone, the main component in smog, typically forms when sunlight “cooks” a low-lying stew of chemicals such as benzene and engine exhaust. Normally, the process doesn’t happen in cold weather.

But NOAA researchers found that when there’s heavy snowfall, the sun passes through the stew, then bounces off the snow and heats it again on the way back up. In some cases, smog in remote areas has spiked to levels higher than those in New York or Los Angeles.

In open regions that are more exposed to wind, the ozone vanishes, sometimes within hours or a day. But in Utah basins it can linger for weeks, Schnell said.

Evidence that gas drilling air pollution can be managed — but that more work may still need to be done — comes from north Texas, where the shale gas boom began around Fort Worth about 10 years ago.

Pension solutions demand compromise A4 Tuesday, December 11, 2012

We know that New Mexico’s two biggest public retirement systems are sliding toward insolvency. The Educational Retirement Board is looking into a $5.9 billion abyss between its assets and the benefits it will have to pay. The Public Employee Retirement Association faces an even bigger gap of $6.2 billion. Those numbers will probably get bigger as new information comes out. To find solutions, the Legislature in 2011 created the interim legislative Investments and Pensions Oversight Committee, chaired by Sen. George Muñoz, DGallup. It dutifully heard testimony and introduced bills, but there was little consensus. Curiously, the PERA didn’t even offer a plan. “I can’t figure out why people don’t want to fix the problem today instead of every single year kicking it down the road because at some point we’re going to be in





so much trouble. That’s my biggest fight,” Muñoz said during the last session. Lately, we’ve seen a greater sense of urgency and real momentum. The news is that the committee and unions have approved plans from both the ERB and PERA. The ERB plan would reduce employee contributions from 11.15 percent to 10.7 percent and raise state contributions from 9.15 percent to 13.9 percent, according to information submitted to the committee. The ERB also proposed a new minimum retirement

age of 55; and, for future workers, deferred start date of some retirement benefits. The committee clarified that the changes would not apply to workers earning less than $20,000 a year. The plan bears some resemblance to a compromise measure introduced by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, which would have set a minimum retirement age of 55 as of July 1, 2022, reduced the cost-of-living adjustment paid to retirees 65 or older, and increased employee contributions over a fiveyear period and employer contributions over a six-year period. The COLA is something of a sacred cow, and the Senate Education Committee stripped the COLA reductions from Ingle’s bill, along with the minimum retirement age. The PERA board in June proposed scaling back retirement benefits for current and future employees, increasing contributions by both employees and gov-

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ernment, and limiting retirement eligibility for future workers. It too was supported by unions. News of these approvals doesn’t mention the challenges of getting 15 unions and retiree groups to sign off. Because last session unions harpooned some of the measures, the legislative committee probably understood that this is the best deal they could expect. The unions’ positions can’t be dismissed as posturing. They’ll try to protect employees, yes, but one thing we heard often during the last session was that retirees had made plans and decisions based on the state’s promises, and the state couldn’t just change the rules mid-game. Let’s not forget that we wouldn’t even be in this fix if financial wizards far from here hadn’t totaled the economy, although the Legislature was slow to respond. As the funds’ earnings shrank, their costs were climbing. Lawmakers kept improving benefits (it’s more

fun to give than to take away), and workers retired younger and lived longer. Even though lawmakers have increased state and employee contributions, it wasn’t enough. Gov. Susana Martinez thinks both plans lay too much of the burden on taxpayers. Her new spokesman says she has offered to work with legislators to find a solution. There’s probably room for compromise, but she doesn’t acknowledge the significant compromising already accomplished. Muñoz also points out that cities carry more of the burden than the state. And then there’s the emotional debris from the nastiest and most expensive election campaigns New Mexicans have ever seen. Compromise will probably be scarce, but the abyss grows as we argue. Says Muñoz, “We have to get this done (in the next session) or we’ll have to come back in a special session.” © New Mexico News Services 2012

Fiscal cliff

Politicians who borrow and spend with reckless abandon gave us the 2013 cliffjumping pact. Congressional politicians enact debt limits, as a gesture of restraint, then waive the limits at will. It is gradual economic suicide. Government has incurred more debt under President Barack Obama already than 42 predecessors combined, Washington through Clinton. To continue spending more than our economy can afford, Obama asked Congress to raise the debt limit in 2011. Republicans balked. To avoid sovereign default, Congress and the president struck a deal to immediately increase the debt ceiling by $400 billion, with options for additional increases going forward. Guilt-ridden politicians raised the limit on condition Congress and Obama would dramatically reduce the deficit in 2013. To ensure deficit reduction, they tied the debtlimit increase to automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, effective in January 2013. Known as “sequestration,” these automaticspending cuts could devastate local economies relying on defense spending. That our debt ceiling is a joke — like a credit limit the consumer manipulates at will — caused this mess. Presidents no longer have impoundment or line-item veto power, which means a debt limit is the only control on spending. Behold the wise man who said “enough” last week: We are “not going to raise the debt ceiling ever again until we address what got us in debt, and that’s government spending and entitlement growth,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Years before a $16.3 trillion debt had us gazing into the abyss, contemplating our economic mortality, another wise man warned us about debts and debt limits: “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies ... Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.” These words belong to a revered American who may rank second-to-none in our national annals. They are the words of then-Sen. Barack Obama, who was battling a 2006 request for more credit by then-President George W. Bush. President Obama, what happened? Washington’s debt has long burdened future generations and the future has arrived. Review your statement of 2006, Mr. President. Then re-frame. Sell the merits of sacrifice, charity and self-reliance. Lead this country from crisis without incurring more debt. Guest Editorial The Colorado Springs Gazette

Republicans worry about angering their party MARK SHIELDS CREATORS SYNDICATE

Sen. Jim DeMint, the uncompromising South Carolina conservative whose average personal net worth of $40,501 made him, according to the respected Center for Public Integrity, the fourthpoorest member of the Senate, will resign his seat at the end of the year to become president of The Heritage Foundation. Although no salary terms have been announced, the man whom DeMint will succeed has been paid more than a million dollars a year, and


it’s a good bet that Jim DeMint, who is ear ning $174,000 a year as a senator, will get a raise to somewhere in seven figures. The DeMint news came right on the heels of an exclusive report in Mother Jones magazine that former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Ar mey of Texas had resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the prominent political operations in the conservative movement with strong tea party ties. Reportedly, Armey’s severance package will leave him richer by $8 million. Talk about striking gold.

The financial windfalls visited upon these two conservative true-believers recalls the line about the congregationalist missionaries in Hawaii who seemed to find more personal prosperity than converts: “They came to do good and did very, very well!” But if you want to know the terribly sad state of today’s Republican Party, you just have to look at the treatment of Bob Dole, who was both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee of the GOP, in addition to being his party’s Senate leader as well as its national chairman. But long before he was a

national leader, he was 2nd Lt. Bob Dole on April 14, 1945, in the hills of Italy, when a Ger man shell tore through his right shoulder and broke his neck and spine. He had been a 6-foot-2-inch, 194-pound athlete, and after losing 70 pounds and having his body temperature rise to 108.7 degrees, he forced himself through 39 months of painful rehabilitation to learn all over again how to use the toilet, how to eat, how to wash and dress himself, and how to walk. His painfully thin right arm, some 2.5 inches shorter

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In his Sunday letter to the editor “Mural appreciated,” it was Curt Tarter’s intention to thank Kevin Bell rather than Keith Bell.

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mom always told me to take vitamin C and not to drink milk when I had a cold. Is this true or just an old wives’ tale? DEAR READER: The idea that vitamin C supplements might prevent the common cold, or shorten the duration and reduce its symptoms, was popularized by the biochemist Linus Pauling. Pauling was indisputably a genius, a Nobel Prize winner who was one of the most distinguished scientists of the 20th century. When Pauling talked, people listened. In fact, people not only listened; they put the scientist’s ideas to a scientific test. Randomized controlled trials involving thousands of people were conducted. My interpretation of


the results of those studies is that they showed no evidence that vitamin C supplements reduced the duration or severity of the common cold. There was weak evidence that they might reduce the risk of catching it. Still, studies like these can tell us only about the results in the “average” person. It may be that there really are some peo-

ple who do benefit from vitamin C supplements; the problem is that we currently have no way of identifying these people. Some of my patients insist that vitamin C helps them to deal with the common cold, and they could be right. What about drinking milk? There is a rather widespread belief that dairy products trigger mucous production during a cold and can slow recovery or even cause another cold. You hear it a lot, but it’s just not true. The argument was that milk increased the amount and thickness of phlegm that is produced during a cold. Phlegm is the thick, mucous-containing fluid responsible for congestion and post-nasal drip.

But a remarkable set of studies published in 1990 found no clear connection between milk consumption and cold symptoms. In one study, researchers exposed study subjects to a cold virus. They kept track of the dairy products the subjects ate and their symptoms over 10 days. Secretions from the nose were collected, the collection jars promptly sealed to avoid evaporation and then weighed. The verdict? The amount of nasal secretions and symptoms of congestion had no relationship with milk or dairy intake. Later studies agreed. Researchers involved in these studies concluded that the comSee DR. K, Page A5


Dec. 11, 1987 • Eight students attending Central Christian School in Roswell recently qualified for the 1987-88 New Mexico AllState Chorus. They are Gary Allison, Tricia Collins, Beth De La Fuente, James Elliott, Ivan Garcia, Angela Hanson, Eldon Marek and Melissa Paschall. The students qualified for allstate after competing in auditions by high school students throughout New Mexico. The All-State Chorus meets Jan. 7-8 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque for a music clinic before performing in concert Jan. 9.



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Andy Mason will perform festive Christmas music at 6:30 tonight in the Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. The young and the young at heart are invited to enjoy a free musical celebration of the season. During “A Brief History of Christmas Music,” Andy will sing holiday favorites with lyrics related to reindeer, Christmas trees and other holiday subjects. He highlights the songs with information, interesting trivia and answers questions such as: “Who wrote the 12 Days of Christmas?” “What was the first Christmas song to be performed in outer space?” “Did Frosty the Snowman really come to life?” Audience participation is encouraged during this history lesson that will have the audience tapping their toes and singing along. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. The library is full of books and music related to Christmas and other holidays. These may be located in the Children’s Room, on Teen shelves and in the Adult collections. Non-fiction subjects feature religious observations, historical happenings, traditions, arts and crafts, food, decorating, songs and carols, legends, symbols and related festivities. Fiction titles range from classic literature to novels in various genres. There are dozens of music selections on CD. These include hymns, carols and popular tunes performed by well known (and not-as-wellknown) artists.

Book Talk

With the hassle of Christmas parties, decorating the tree, buying gifts, preparing food, etc.,


December can be stressful. Laughter, from giggling to a rollicking laugh to a heartfelt smile, is a lighthearted form of stress relief. Amanda Davis, reference librarian, shares a cheerful perspective on humorous books, so get your pencil ready to create your list of “I need to read” books. Sharpening pencils correctly is something a lot of people struggle with; however it can be an enjoyable pastime with the proper instruction. David Rees’ “How to Sharpen Pencils,” subtitled “A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening,” will shed light on how to achieve the perfect pencil point. The many fascinating techniques, tools and devices are discussed and compared at length to make sure that you pick the one right for you. There is also a handy checklist of the things you will want to put in your pencil sharpening kit: a dust mask, bandages, sandpaper, toothbrush, magnifier, documentation and even some spare money so that you can eat if you get lightheaded while working. Choosing the right pencil sharpener is important and for those having trouble when making a selection, this book is for you. You might also consider the things that could go wrong during your foray into pencil sharpening, such as the sharpener being improperly mounted on the wall, say too high or too low for the safest positions. In addition, there is a whole chapter dedicat-

Some history regarding Israel

Dear Editor: In recent weeks, we have been hearing about the Israeli incursion into Gaza. We have been hearing about the Palestinian casualties but little about the rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel causing civilian deaths. We can only call massive, indiscriminate rocket attacks terrorist activity. This is much like the V1 and V2 rockets fired into England from Germany in World War II. Let us take a look at the historical facts. There have been Jews in the land of Israel continuously for more than 3,000 years. Arabic speaking Muslims overran the land in the 7th century AD. In later centuries, other conquerors including Seljuk Turks, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks controlled the land. In the late 19th century and the 20th century, more Jews began moving to Israel in the modern Zionist movement. With the end of World War I, the Ottoman Empire was dissolved and the territory was mandated to the United Kingdom. In 1947, the United Nations agreed to divide the land (then called Palestine) into an Arab state and a Jewish state. It was the Arabs who rejected the proposal. The armies of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria attacked the new country with the intention of driving the Jews into the sea. At first it seemed they would succeed, but against all odds, the Israelis prevailed. The nation of Israel captured most of the land. Jordan occupied the West Bank area, and Egypt took over the Gaza Strip. Jordan and Egypt were occupying parts of the former Palestine. The borders would be there today if Egypt had not tried to strangle Israel by cutting off Israeli shipping out of the Gulf of Aqaba in 1967. Israel captured the Golan Heights in the north (from which Syria shelled Israeli farming settlements), the West Bank, (from which Jordanian artillery struck Israeli towns), and the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula (from which the Egyptians cut off Israeli shipping into the Indian Ocean). Until this 1967 war, Arabic speaking Muslims in the West Bank called themselves “West Jordanians.” Now all of a sudden, we were hearing about the poor displaced “Palestinians.” At the time of Israeli independence, incidentally, most of the Arabic speaking people living there had come from other Arabic Muslim countries within the previous 50 years. Yasser Arafat was born in Egypt. What did the Jordanians do to help these people between 1948 and 1967? As nearly as I can determine, they did very



Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2012. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight On Dec. 11, 1972, Apollo 17’s lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; during three extravehicular activi-

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ties (EVAs), they became the last two men to-date to step onto the lunar surface. On this date In 1792, France’s King Louis XVI went before the Convention to face charges of treason. (Louis was convicted, and executed the following month.) In 1816, Indiana became the 19th state. In 1912, movie producer Carlo Ponti was born in

bination of saliva and a high-fat beverage (such as milk) may mimic mucous. This could lead to the false assumption that drinking milk during a cold is bad. The bottom line: There’s good evidence that the intake of milk or dairy products does not delay recovery from a cold or make symptoms worse. If you have a cold or are recovering

ed to the psychological risks associated with pencil sharpening, along with assessment and coping strategies. Entrepreneurs thinking about delving into the adventures of pencil-sharpening and starting their own pencil-sharpening business should consider proper etiquette. For instance, carefully use tweezers to place the pencil shavings in a plastic baggie to be returned to the client. Hopefully, it has become obvious that pencil sharpening is rife with humor and not to be taken seriously. Cartoonist and humorist Rees managed to turn out more than 200 pages that gets progressively more bizarre. He also has a 10-minute instruction video on YouTube that is definitely worth watching in conjunction with reading this highly amusing book. Following an interview with Maurice Sendak in January 2012, comedian and popular talk-show host Stephen Colbert wrote “I Am a Pole (And So Can You!).” Colbert conquers new territory with his first children’s book ... for adults. “I Am a Pole” tells the story of a fictional pole who doesn’t know what to do with himself, searching for his purpose in life. Short, with only 32 pages, the rhyming scheme and clever play on words make this book more enjoyable for the grown-ups than for children. Paul Hildebrand’s illustrations bring life to this inanimate object.

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“Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the Next Generation” by Ann Droyd is written in the same style of prose as the classic story of “Goodnight Moon.” Saying goodnight to all of today’s devices, along with the social commentary is subtle enough to be a light-hearted story that’s perfect for bedtime. This book will appeal to children and adults, as a family who is obsessed with its electronics is finally forced to say “goodnight” to them.

What’s Happening?

Children will appreciate the stories and crafts featured during the Winter Time and Christmas storytimes held this week on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and on Saturday at 2 p.m. Children who attend the story portion of the programs are invited to become creative through the related craft session. The programs are free and all materials are provided for the craft sessions. The stories may vary between programs and the quantity of some craft items may be limited. “Frozen Noses” describes the delights of such winter activities and might be one of the Winter Time line-up of stories heard on Wednesday. Other books might include “The Jacket I Wear in the Snow,” “Winter,” “Froggy Gets Dressed,” “Penelope in Winter,” “Winter’s Tale” or “Counting on Snow.” The mor ning program will also involve songs, finger play rhymes and body movement rhymes. The related crafts could embrace creating a wintery door knob hanger, decorating a mitten magnet bookmark or making a movable snowman. Christmas is a favorite time of

little. The Israelis did more for them than any Muslims. Today we see Palestinians fire rockets into Israeli towns. When the Israelis take appropriate military action to stop the rockets, we hear about Palestinian civilian casualties and little about the suffering caused by the rockets. Now the United Nations wants to make the Palestine Authority, dominated by the terrorist society Hamas, sworn to destroy every Jewish man, woman, and child in Israel, a member nation, albeit a nonvoting member. What insanity passes for wisdom today! Thank you, Russell A. Scott Roswell

Radical Islam

Dear Editor: I was disappointed but not at all surprised by the media coverage of the events in Gaza and Israel over the past week. Israel, at 7,500 square miles or roughly the size of New Jersey, is a prosperous and democratic state in the mist of de facto theocracies, kleptocracies and rouge non-state actors. Israel comprises one-sixth-of-one percent of the Arab World. In Arab geography books the maps designate Palestine as a nation, which it is not, and do not display Israel as a nation, which it is. The liberal media is reluctant, or is it just too lazy, to delve into detail? Today Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is as recognized as Jason, or some other super star du jour on American Idol, but if you researched newspapers or magazine articles of just two or three year ago, he would be the Iranian president. “Today, the Iranian president,” said. “The Iranian president in Tehran ...” The media’s new Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is Hamas. Hamas coincidentally translates to English as enthusiasm and other than the lethargic; who can argue with enthusiasm? OK, inconvenient truth time, Hamas should be in all caps because it is an acronym. HAMAS, or Ḥarakat alMuqāwamah al-islāmiyyah, which means the “Islamic Resistance Movement.” “Islamic Resistance Movement; wow sounds too menacing doesn’t it?” said the MSLSD news anchor. Islamic Resistance Movement is a franchise of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is not a ruling governing body, yet western democracies push each other out of the way and kowtow to

Magenta, Italy. In 1928, police in Buenos Aires announced they had thwarted an attempt on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover. In 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI.

from one, it’s OK to drink milk. But if it gives you the sensation that you have more phlegm or that your congestion is worse, you’re probably responding to the fat in the milk — not the milk itself. In that case, switch to skim milk, tea or other low-fat fluids. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)

Books Again

Gift giving is part of the celebration of Christmas for most people. Gifts need not be expensive to be the perfect present. Books Again is full of books and other materials for stocking stuffers, gifts under the tree, to have on hand for unexpected guests, or to give yourself the gift of good reading. During December, the store is offering a BOGO sale. When you buy one book, you get one book of equal or lesser value free. The books are priced at approximately one-fourth of the original price. Paperback books are 25 cents. Another gift idea is the Grab Bags available for $1 while they last. Each decorated bag is marked by genre (mysteries, romance, fantasy, western, Christmas, etc.) and contains six to eight books. Books Again, 404 W. Second St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The store is operated by Friends of the Library volunteers and all proceeds are used to benefit the library. Parking is located behind the store. Thank you to all our patrons who filled their bags during the third anniversary bag sale. The shelves have been restocked and are ready for December shoppers.

this outlaw group and effect “negotiations.” Jefferson did not bargain with the Barbary Pirates nor did Wilson with Poncho Villa. The Avalon project of Yale Law School translated The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Here are a few highlights. “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it,” Imam, Hassan al-Banna. Article Thirteen: Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. “Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know.” “But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion; say, the direction of Allah is the true direction. And verily if thou follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron or protector against Allah.” Recommended websites that provide more detail on international news in comparison to the mainstream media are:, ,, and ACT! For America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. Brigitte Gabriel founded ACT! For America. Last month she provided an informative and inspirational presentation at Grace Community Church. UFO Shariah Resistance is the Roswell chapter of ACT! For America. To learn about what the media is not telling about global terror and how to take direct political action on the state, county and local level get involved with our local chapter. For information email: We are also on facebook: UFO Shariah Resistance. Jerry Heck Roswell


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year for children. The Saturday program might share books such as “The Night Before Christmas,” “Santa’s Missing Reindeer,” “Santa’s Magic Gifts,” “The Christmas Kitten,” or ask “Have You Been Naughty or Nice?” There will be a variety of holiday crafts, such as decorating a hanging bird ornament, creating a 3-D Christmas tree, assembling a craft stick reindeer or enhancing a wooden spool.

than his left, has been limp for 67 years. In 1990, Bob Dole pushed the Americans With Disabilities Act to Senate passage. President George H.W. Bush supported and signed into law the historic legislation, which has changed the face of America and the fate of millions of Americans. Twenty-two years later, we now take for granted the wheelchair ramps in and out of our buildings, the wider doorways for greater access, the curb-cuts that remove obstacles. The ADA welcomes citizens with disabilities fully into the nation’s academic, civic, social and economic life. The Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, inspired by and modeled after the ADA, was negotiated and signed by the administration of President George W. Bush in 2006. One hundred fifty-four countries have signed this treaty, and 126 countries have already ratified it. The treaty would require no change in U.S. law, but would provide the framework and incen-

tive for other countries to recognize and guarantee, as the United States already does, the rights of all people with disabilities. Twenty-one veterans organizations, including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Wounded Warriors Project — along with 30 religious and interfaith groups — endorse ratification by the U.S. Senate. But last week, Senate Republicans caved to baseless, irrational fears about black helicopters parachuting blue-helmeted U.N. troops into American neighborhoods to punish homeschooling parents or shutter religious schools. With a wheelchair-bound Bob Dole on the Senate floor urging just 13 Republicans to join all the Democrats and provide the two-thirds Senate vote needed to ratify, all but eight of the Republican senators rejected the plea of their former leader and American hero. Why? Because they’re scared of a primary challenge from the right. That’s why. America, Bob Dole, Abraham Lincoln’s party and 700 million of our fellow human beings with disabilities all deserve better. © 2012 Mark Shields

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Special thanks to Sarah and the staff at Fresenius Kidney Center for their wonderful care of Bobby. Words are not sufficient to express our gratitude. Friends may pay respects online at Arrangements are under the personal care of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Robert Myers Jr.

Jan. 24, 1952–Dec. 6, 2012 A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Church on the Move, for Robert “Bobby” Myers Jr., 60, who passed from this life Dec. 6, 2012, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. Rev. Tim Aguilar of Church on the Move will officiate. Bobby was born Jan. 24, 1952, in Ft. Belvoir, Va., to Robert William and Martha Ann (Colbert) Myers. His father preceded him in death. He married the love of his life Teena Kathleen Perkins on June 29, 1979. She preceded him in death Jan. 14, 2012. Those left to honor and cherish Bobby’s memory are his mother Martha Myers of Roswell; two children, Christopher Myers and wife Tyleen of Roswell and Ashley Myers-Palma and husband Gerald of Roswell; grandchildren, Hunter Myers-Palma, Savannah Myers-Palma and Zayden Myers-Palma; brother John Myers and wife Jeanie of Roswell; mother -in-law Ruby Perkins of Roswell; sisterin-law Diane Sparnon and husband Charlie of Roswell; nephews, John Myers Jr. and wife Sarah of Roswell, Jarrod Myers of Roswell, Jason Fair field and wife Patti of Roswell; nieces, Jamie Myers of Roswell and Summer Spurlock and husband Michael of Greenville, Texas; special friends, Lee and Karen Cooper, Jim Calciano, Dewight Masterson of Roswell, Ken Clayton of Artesia and longtime friend Rudy Hinojosa of Indiana. Bobby’s passion was bowling and collecting coins. He enjoyed the many road trips to National Bowling tournaments with “the guys.” He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids and was very active with their sporting events. Hunter and PopPop shared a special bond that Hunter will miss dearly but many memories he will treasure.

“Dad’s Poem” You never said “I’m leaving” You never said “goodbye” You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why.

Rosemary Soto

Memorial services are scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel for Rosemary Soto (Grandma Rose), age 51. Rosemary passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. As per her wishes, cremation will take place. Antonio Sanchez of Hagerman will officiate at the service. Rosemary was born in Artesia to Bonifacio N. Sanchez and Maria B. Sanchez on Nov. 1, 1961. She married Eduardo Soto Sr., the love of her life, on Dec. 12, 1980, in Roswell. They would have celebrated their 32 years of marriage. Rosemary was a city employee for approximately 10 years. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially at the “Stone House.” Her passion wasn’t only being surrounded by family but also cooking. She was loved and admired for her willingness to help others in need. Rosemary was the matriarch of her immediate and extended family. Her outlook on life was truly inspired by a very special person in her life, her mother who raised her, Gloria Gavaldon-Sanchez. Rosemary would often credit Gloria for the morals that were instilled in her. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Those left to cherish her

memory are her husband Eduardo, of the family home; her father Bonifacio N. Sanchez; her children, Karen Sanchez and Nick Montez, Yazmin and husband Frank Marquez, Zolia Soto and Eddy Soto; her grandchildren, Dezi, Shaddik, Sudden, Anthony and Gia Rose; her siblings, Bonifacio Sanchez Jr. of Roswell, Sergio and Nancy Flores of Odessa, Texas, Marisa Garcia of Clovis, Vonnie Sanchez of Roswell, Mike and Sonya SanchezGarcia of Roswell, Saul and Betty Sanchez of Denver City, Texas, and Rosemary’s beloved brother, Israel Sanchez, who meant the world to her as she did to him. The two heavily depended on each other and no other siblings could compare to the love Rosemary and Israel had for one another. Other survivors are numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her biological mother Maria B. Sanchez, whom she lost at a young age and her mother, who raised and loved Rosemary as her own, Gloria Gavaldon-Sanchez. She was also preceded in death by her son Eduardo Soto Jr.; her brothers, Frank Matta and Bobby Sanchez and niece Vonny (VonVon) Sanchez. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at Services are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Morrell Heinecke

Funeral services for Morrell Heinecke, 83, of Roswell, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with Vista Care Hospice Chaplain Cecil Kimberlin officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Morrell passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Military honors will be provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard. Morrell was born on Oct. 24, 1929, to Gustar and


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Maude Heinecke in Dallas, Texas. Morrell proudly served in the Army. His wife Odessa and his Lady Bug (Aussie Shepard mix) were waiting on him in heaven, he loved being with friends and family, gardening, fishing and was a jack of all trades; he was a strongwilled (stubborn) man. He is survived by his daughter Carol Rich and her husband Arthur; his sons, Greg Heinecke and Mike Heinecke. Morrell was preceded in death by his wife Odessa Heinecke. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Rich, Greg Heinecke, Mike Heinecke and Carol Rich. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at Services are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

and Belen, but most of the marriage they lived in Winslow, Ariz. Tiny was a homemaker and her greatest joy was her family. After Tommy’s retirement they moved to the Portales area so they could be near their grandchildren. Anyone who met Tiny quickly knew that Tyler and Megan were the center of her world. She loved being with children so she volunteered at schools most of her life. She was a member of Floyd Baptist Church. Tiny enjoyed crocheting and making crafts with friends and family. She was also known for being an avid Dr. Pepper drinker. Tiny is preceded in death by her father and her husband. She is survived by her daughter Kelli Richerson and husband Kenny of Floyd, her mother Georgia Marie Porter of Roswell, her sister Jo Ann (Bob) Boughton of Roswell and her sister-in-law Sue Hodnett of Big Spring, Texas. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Tyler Wayde and Megan Rhianne Richerson, along with a multitude of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Condolences can be made at

Margia Marie Bull

Funeral services for Margia “Tiny” Marie Bull, 66, of Portales, will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Floyd Baptist Church, with Dennis Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Floyd Cemetery with Gary Spinks, Kevin Harris, Chad Smith, Chris Smith, Ben Pritchett and Bruce Henrichs as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Floyd Baptist Church and the staff and students of Floyd Schools. T iny was born on Oct. 10, 1946, in Portales, to Alford Joe and Georgia Marie (Boyles) Porter and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 8, 2012, in Lubbock. She attended Portales schools through seventh grade, and then her family moved to Roswell where she graduated from Roswell High School in 1964. On Nov. 1, 1964, she married the love of her life, Charles Thomas “Tommy” Bull Jr. at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell. They shared a marriage of 43 years before he preceded her in 2008. Together they lived in Clovis

Joy Overstreet

Memorial services for Joy Overstreet, 57, of Roswell, will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at First Baptist Church, with Matt Brooks officiating. Joy passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Joy was born May 28, 1955, in Ventura, Calif. She was a loving and excellent wife, good mother and a caring person, enjoyed animals and the outdoors. She loved her job and her boss Judge Currier. Joy touched everyone she met and they left with a smile. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Roswell. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Brian C. Overstreet; her sons, Jacob Herbain and Cody Herbain; her daughter

Jennifer Herbain; her stepson Cody Overstreet; her brother Charlie Wyche; her aunts, Liz Bratcher and Lois Wyche and her uncle Burnice Bratcher. Joy was preceded in death by her father Charles David Wyche, her mother Sue Wyche and her brother Lawrence Wyche. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Spring River Roswell Zoo, 1306 E. College, Roswell, N.M., 88201. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at Services are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Dennis Howell

Dennis Ray Howell, 59, of Tucumcari, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Dennis was born to the home of James and Jo Ann Howell in Minden, La., on Dec. 3, 1952. He loved to fish and was a talented woodworker. He had a great love for animals. He was also a voting member of the Baptist Church in Louisiana since he was 12 years old. He is survived by his longtime companion Frances Howell of the home; his only daughter Sarah Marie Young of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother Terry Howell of Roswell; his niece Jo Ann Howell of Tucumcari; and one nephew Matthew Howell of Tucumcari. He is preceded in death by his mother Jo Ann Vickers Howell; his father James Lee Howell and his brother Allen Howell. Cremation has taken place and services have been held. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E. Manana Blvd. Clovis, (575) 763-5541. You may sign the online guest registry at

Jenni Rivera, soulful, troubled Mexican music star dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jenni Rivera launched her career hawking cassette recordings of her songs at flea markets, but a powerful voice, soulful singing style and frank discussion of personal troubles powered her to the heights of a male-dominated industry, transforming her into the one of the biggest stars of the genre known as grupero. Her life was cut short at its peak on Sunday by an airplane crash in northern Mexico that also killed six friends and coworkers.

The 43-year-old mother of five and grandmother of two became a symbol of resilience for millions of fans on both sides of the U.S.Mexican border. Her fame grew as she branched out into acting, appearing in independent film, reality TV and the televised singing competition “La Voz Mexico.”

She had recently filed for divorce from her third husband, was once detained at a Mexico City airport with tens of thousands of dollars in cash, and publicly apologized after her brother

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assaulted a drunken fan who verbally attacked her in 2011. Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums and won a string of Latin music awards. Her shows filled both the Staples Center in Los Angeles and Mexico’s National Auditorium, a feat few male singers in her industry achieved. Many of her songs dealt with themes of dignity in the face of heartbreak, and her shows were known for their festive atmosphere and her intimate interactions with her fans. She would fill

song requests from fans who had suffered heartbreak and setbacks, and would often pull women and girls onto stage to personally tell them to keep moving forward.

The plane was taking her and her publicist, Arturo Rivera, her makeup artist, Jacob Yebale, and two friends, one named Mario Macias and another who was also identified as Gerardo, to the central Mexican city of Toluca after a Saturday night concert before thousands in the northern city of Monterrey. All were killed.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) ### Confusion surrounds a key person and his or her fiscal dealings. You might not be able to get the answer you seek. Clearly, many people have different ideas. Hold back any judgments for the moment. Tonight: Feed your mind. Dive into a good book. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) #### Others seem to get in your face. You might not be getting the full scope of what is going on. You could be confused as to where others are coming from. Listen carefully in order to gain clarity. A partner finally decides to reveal more. Tonight: Visit over dinner. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) #### Others come forward with their ideas and/or suggestions. Meanwhile, stay focused on your plans. You will note a change in opinion quite quickly. Tonight: Sort through your many suggestions and invitations. Get together with pals over munchies. CANCER (June 21-July 22) #### Allow creativity to flourish and open up a situation. You might see the path, but someone else could see a different one. You both are right; learn to respect the differences in your thought processes. Friendly vibes and offers head in your direction. Tonight: Errand time! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) #### How you see what is going on opposed to what actually occurs could be quite different. Understand why there is a schism here. Sometimes it might be a relief not to be realistic; however, be

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Mom sues for defamation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of “Moder n Family” actress Ariel Winter sued an associate of her adult daughter for defamation Monday, claiming he falsely labeled her an “abusive monster” in an online comment about a custody struggle for the teenage star. Chrisoula Workman filed the defamation and false light lawsuit against Matthew Borlenghi, claiming his comment attached to a Nov. 9 Los Angeles Time online story was false and has harmed her reputation. Borlenghi is an actor who teaches at a studio operated by Shanelle Gray, Winter’s adult sister who currently has custody of the 14-year -old actress. A judge temporarily stripped Workman of custody amid allegations she had been physically and emotionally

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abusive to the star. A trial on whether Workman will be fully stripped of custody is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Borlenghi said he had not yet seen the lawsuit and declined to say whether he posted a comment about the story on the T imes website. The story centered on Workman’s allegations that Winter was having an improper relationship with an 18year-old actor.


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aware of the potential consequences. Tonight: Fun with friends. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) #### You might be able to better communicate what is on your mind earlier in the day. Whether fatigue or other concerns take over, you will pull within more. Cocoon and do some heavy thinking. Try to sort through what you know. Tonight: Snuggle in at home. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) #### Remain sure of yourself and your choices. Your sensitivity emerges. Your creativity keeps popping up in daily life, which adds vibrancy to your wild flights of fancy. If you can, share more often with those around you. You might be surprised by some of their ideas. Tonight: Stay level in your dealings with others. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) #### Think through a decision involving a relationship or a risk. You might not be reading the situation clearly. Ask for more feedback. You will see the other side of the issue soon enough. Tonight: Time to play the role of Santa's helper. Go shopping. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) #### Focus on completing a project in the morning. Try to get enough done so that you can switch gears quickly and allow the socialite in you to bust out. Whatever you can add to a situation or a conversation will be more than enough. Tonight: At home. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) #### Use the daytime hours to push a major interest to the forefront. You might have a piece of work that needs to be completed. Success

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‘Skyfall’ back to top spot at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The James Bond blockbuster “Skyfall” has risen back to the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office, taking in $10.8 million. That brought its domestic total to $261.4 million and its worldwide haul to a franchise record of $918 million. The top 10 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by are: 1. “Skyfall,” Sony, $10,780,201, 3,401 locations, $3,170 average, $261,400,281, five weeks. 2. “Rise of the Guardians,” Paramount, $10,400,618, 3,639 locations, $2,858 average, $61,774,192, three weeks. 3. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” Summit, $9,156,265, 3,646 locations, $2,511 average, $268,691,029, four weeks. 4. “Lincoln,” $8,916,813, 2,014 locations, $4,427 average, $97,137,447, five weeks. 5. “Life of Pi,” Fox, $8,330,764, 2,946 locations, $2,828 average, $60,948,293, three weeks. 6. “Playing For Keeps,” FilmDistrict, $5,750,288, 2,837 locations, $2,027 average, $5,750,288, one week. 7. “Wreck-It Ralph,” Disney, $4,859,368, 2,746 locations, $1,770 average, $164,402,934, six weeks. 8. “Red Dawn,” FilmDistrict, $4,236,105, 2,754 locations, $1,538 average, $37,240,920, three weeks. 9. “Flight,” Paramount, $3,130,305, 2,431 locations, $1,288 average, $86,202,541, six weeks. 10. “Killing Them Softly,” Weinstein Co., $2,806,901, 2,424 locations, $1,158 average, $11,830,638, two weeks.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. • NMMI at Capitan 7 p.m. • Dexter at Lovington • Portales at Goddard GIRLS BASKETBALL 5 p.m. • Hagerman at NMMI 7 p.m. • Goddard at Alamogordo

SCORE CENTER GIRLS BASKETBALL NMMI at Lake Arthur, n/a MEN’S BASKETBALL Top 25 Georgetown 89, Longwood 53 NBA Golden State 104, Charlotte 96 Philadelphia 104, Detroit 97 Miami 101, Atlanta 92 San Antonio 134, Houston 126, OT Dallas 119, Sacramento 96 Toronto at Portland, late NFL New England 42, Houston 14


If you were at the “Roswell Versus” boxing card Saturday night and went to get a drink, looked down at your phone, or even blinked too long, there’s a good chance you missed John Herrera’s stunning victory against Cristoval Larazolo. The Roswell fighter landed a crisp right hook to Larazolo’s jaw, sending the Amarillo fighter sprawling to the canvas just 47 seconds into the first round. Herrera picked up his fourth victory, bringing his record to 4-4-1 in his professional career. Saturday’s match was his second knockout and Herrera admitted that even he was surprised. “I was actually gonna try and box and if the knockout came, then it came. I wasn’t expecting a knockout,” he said. “… I heard my corner yell ‘he’s open for a right,’ so I threw it and it dropped him. I heard my cor ner, they told me what to do, I did it and it worked.” Coach and owner of Team Roswell, Lupe Perez, was one of the individuals who yelled for Herrera to take the shot and he said he predicted the outcome early on. “I knew it would come,” he said.

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John Herrera, left, raises his fist just before the official announcement of his victory over Cristoval Larazolo, right, in the main event of the Roswell Versus boxing card, Saturday. Herrera knocked out Larazolo in 47 seconds. “I had a feeling it was going to come, I just didn’t expect it that quick.” Herrera’s electrifying victory salvaged a less that spectacular showing from Roswell fighters. Minutes

Victor Silva of Socorro. Steven Serrano was also knocked out in his match against Gerardo Quintana of Hobbs.

A GR-eat season


NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, and if a deal with the players’ association isn’t reached soon the whole season could be lost. The league wiped out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest round of cancellations. Already, 422 regular-season games had been called off through Dec. 14 because of the lockout, and the latest cuts on Day 86 of the NHL shutdown claimed 104 more. The New Year’s Day Winter Classic and the All-Star game were canceled earlier. In all, the 526 lost games account for nearly 43 percent of the regular season that was scheduled to begin Oct. 11. The cancellation of just two more weeks of the season, however, could perhaps signal hope of a deal to begin play in early January. Negotiations between the league and the players’ association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week.

before the main event, Mike Herrera, John’s brother, lost a decision to Oscar De La Parra of El Paso in four rounds. Bobby Pemberton fell to 0-2 in his career after being knocked out in the third round by

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NATIONAL ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — All the medical terms associated with Robert Griffin III’s knee injury can be boiled down to one simple message: It’s not too bad. Beyond that, there are still some very important unknowns. The NFL’s top-rated quarterback might or might not play Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Cleveland Browns. Coach Mike Shanahan, knowing full well that it makes the other team work extra to prepare for two quarterbacks, will no doubt wait as long as possible to publicly commit one way or the other to Griffin or fellow rookie Kirk Cousins. “Both of them will have a game plan,” Shanahan said Monday. The interior of Griffin’s right knee was the subject of intense scrutiny during Shanahan’s weekly news conference, when it was shown that an injury to a franchise player like RG3 can flummox even a seasoned coach. Shanahan initially said Griffin had a “strain of the ACL” before later correcting the diagnosis to a sprained LCL, with the coach stepping away from the podium to demonstrate the location of the ligament involved. The upshot: Griffin has a mild, or Grade 1, sprain of the lateral collateral ligament located on the outside of the knee, caused when he was hit by defensive tackle Haloti Ngata at the end of a 13-yard scramble late in regulation of the 3128 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens.


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Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, left, runs past Cincinnati defender Chris Crocker during the Cowboys’ win over the Bengals, Sunday. Dallas won the game 20-19.

’Boys come back Overcome emotions to beat Bengals CINCINNATI (AP) — Dan Bailey’s 40-yard kick went straight through the uprights. The Dallas Cowboys had won an important game on a last-second field goal. They weren’t sure how to react. Numb. Grieving. Distracted. The Cowboys were all those things on Sunday, dealing with the death of one teammate and the tribulations of another. Winners, too, though they hardly felt like it. Bailey’s kick gave Dallas a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that ended a tough afternoon with the Cowboys’ playoff chances enhanced and their heads full of so many thoughts. “You think about everything,” quarterback Tony Romo said. “Like I said, it’s a roller coaster of emo-

tions. I don’t know what’s right; I don’t know what’s wrong. I don’t know what you’re supposed to feel. “It’s a hard, hard situation we’re in. There’s no playbook for this sort of thing in life.” With a late comeback on Sunday, they got a momentary reprieve from their grieving. The Cowboys overcame a nine-point deficit in the closing minutes behind Romo, who held his hand over his heart during a moment of silence to honor teammate Jerry Brown before the kickoff. The linebacker died in an auto accident early Saturday. Defensive lineman Josh Brent, who was driving, was released from jail on Sunday in Texas about an hour after the game ended.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Look out. That familiar sight is the New England Patriots romping through December, looking like a Super Bowl team. The Patriots rolled over Houston 42-14 on Monday night, stamping themselves once again as the team to fear in the AFC — and making the Texans look like pretenders. Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns and 296 yards as New England manhandled the team with the league’s best record. The Patriots (10-3), who already own the AFC East title, won their seventh straight and moved one game behind the Texans (11-2) for the confer-

ence’s top seed. A matchup of the top two scoring teams in the league was a mismatch from the outset. It took New England only one possession to start its scoring barrage as the Patriots surpassed their average of 35.8 points per game. Wes Welker’s 31-yard punt return and 25-yard reception — the 107th straight game he’s had a catch — led to Aaron Hernandez’s 7-yard score. That gave Brady 45 consecutive games with a TD pass, third longest in NFL history. It also set the tone.

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ABOVE: Members of the Goddard Rockets hoist the NMAA Class 4A State Championship trophy after beating Los Lunas 17-14 in the state title game, Saturday.

BELOW RIGHT: David Sweet (87) tries to bring down Tiger quarterback Chris Wisneski during the championship game.

BELOW LEFT: Cody French, rear, looks for room to run as Dean McDaniel, front right, throws a block against Los Lunas’ Sasha Gallegos. KEVIN J. KELLER RECORD SPORTS EDITOR

That’s it. It’s all over. The 2012 high school football season is complete. And the Goddard Rockets didn’t let it end in heartache like it had the previous two seasons. They finally did it. They finally completed a perfect season. Goddard put the finishing touches on the greatest season in school history on Friday when Kelsey Cunningham booted a 21-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Rockets to a 17-14 win over Los Lunas in the NMAA Class 4A State Championship.

And what a season it was. It began with a systematic dismantling of the defending state champions, followed by a road win over a team that would eventually earn the No. 1 seed in the 5A playoffs. There were some blowouts (Hobbs and Roswell), there were some games that were tight for a while before tur ning into romps (Moriarty and Artesia) and there were some clutch comebacks (Clovis and Carlsbad). This season of Goddard football had everything a fan could want and more. And it all ended in

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grand style on Friday when a team driven by a gut-wrenching loss in the 2011 title game hoisted the blue trophy under the lights and the watchful eye of a boisterous capacity crowd. Kelsey Cunningham’s chip-shot field goal is what people will remember about the 2012 Goddard Rockets, but there are plenty of other things to remember as well. David Sweet turned 2012 into his coming-out party. Week after week, he put on a dazzling display of how to properly pressure the quarterback and disrupt offenses.

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He’s charged with intoxication manslaughter. The Cowboys (7-6) learned about Brown’s death during their flight to Cincinnati on Saturday. Coach Jason Garrett told his team that the best way to honor him was to play well in a game with playoff implications for both teams. One of the visitors’ metal lockers at Paul Brown Stadium had a strip of white athletic tape with “53 JERRY BROWN” printed on it, a wooden stool inside sitting upside-down. Brown’s No. 53 jersey was on the sideline during the game — defensive tackle Jason Hatcher held it up after Bailey’s kick


Sweet, along with Nik Aston and David Chavers, formed the most disruptive defensive line in the state, helping Goddard hold opponents fewer than 10 points per game. Cody French also had a breakout season, to no one’s surprise. We got brief glimpses of his star power in 2011, but it was on full display in 2012. He anchored Goddard’s ground-and-pound offense week in and week out, fueling an offense that scored 37.6 points per contest. When it was all said and done on Friday, this Rocket team accomplished what none other before it had done. They were the eighth to win a state championship, the sixth under Sam Jernigan, but they decided it. There wasn’t much of a celebration by an emotionally spent team. “I don’t remember crying this much other than maybe the day I was born,” defensive lineman Marcus Spears said. “With Josh’s situation and Jerry being gone, you felt it.” Players couldn’t keep the tragedy out of their thoughts during the game, finding their minds wandering on the bench. “I rarely let my emotions get the best of me,” fullback Lawrence Vickers said. “Today they did, but this was the place to do it.” Owner Jerry Jones described his team as grieving when it took the field. It was the second consecutive week that an

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Houston, which had won six straight, threatened on its next series, only to have Matt Schaub force a ball into double coverage in the Patriots’ end zone. Devin McCourty picked it off and returned it 19 yards, setting up more pinpoint throws by Brady, who finished 21 of 35. He couldn’t miss if he tried, his receivers were so uncovered: Brandon Lloyd for 14 yards, Danny Woodhead for 18, Hernandez for 13, then Lloyd for the 37-yard TD to make it


Spring River Senior Golf League Three-club Challenge Flight 1 Hammond-Lara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Sizemore-Reeves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Franks Kneisley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Franks II-Smith Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Peterson-Sparnon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Harton-Chambers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Corder-Hightower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Cogan-Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Turner-Summersgill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Dye-Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Flight 2 Hill-Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Bergstrom-Lucero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Tucker-Cornish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Hodgson-Lunsford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Donahue-Hollon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Nelson-Shangraw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Gunn-Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 McCoy-Combs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Praeuner-Winslow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Diaz-French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Prep basketball

Monday’s Scores By The Associated Press Boys Basketball Artesia 49, Mescalero Apache 35 Girls Basketball Hobbs 49, Estacado (Lubbock) 43

College football

College Football FBS Bowl Glance By The Associated Press Subject to Change All Times Mountain Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Nevada (7-5) vs. Arizona (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Toledo (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego State (9-3) vs. BYU (7-5), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ball State (9-3) vs. UCF (9-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl East Carolina (8-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (7-4), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Boise State (10-2) vs. Washington (7-5), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU (6-6) vs. Fresno State (9-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl


TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Tuesday, Dec. 11 NBA BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPN — New York at Brooklyn 7:30 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Clippers at Chicago

Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose State (102), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), Noon (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 9:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (7-4), 1:15 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 1:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Oregon State (9-3), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (7-5), Noon (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma State (7-5), 10 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Northwestern (93), 10 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska (10-3), 11 a.m. (ABC)

HOLE-IN-ONE C.W. Hamilton recorded his first career hole-in-one on the par-3, 199-yard fourth hole at Spring River Golf Course on Dec. 1. Hamilton recorded the ace with a 3-wood while playing with Merced Gonzalez.

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were the first to do it without a loss. The 2011 team came within minutes of doing it, but this team did it. Jernigan likes to tell his teams that they look good in white. Those white jerseys looked even better on Friday when there was a blue trophy being hoisted above them.

Tip of the cap

My hat goes of f to the Los Lunas Tigers. They are a good football team, certainly better than I expected. They did a good job of slowing Goddard and they had their chances to win the game. And their fans, players and coaches, with the exception of NFL team was playing a day after losing a teammate. Last Sunday, Kansas City beat Carolina 27-21 one day after linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend and then himself at the Chiefs’ practice complex. “There was a feeling of numbness on the field,” Garrett said. The Cowboys salvaged the game by scoring on their last two drives against the Bengals (7-6), who had won four in a row and had a chance to move into position for an AFC wildcard berth with a victory. Romo threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with 6:35 to go. Anthony Spencer’s sack of Andy Dalton forced a punt, and Romo led the Cowboys in range for Bailey’s winning kick. Romo fin-

14-0. Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips could only shake his head in disgust at his players’ inability to challenge the Patriots. It got worse. At the end of a 70-yard drive helped by a 26-yard interference call on Danieal Manning, no Texans were lined up to Brady’s left in front of Hernandez. A quick snap, a quicker pass and the tight end waltzed into the end zone. New England was headed for its 20th successive home win in December, and its 21st straight victory in the second half of the schedule. Houston was headed back home wondering not only how it could measure up to a peren-

At Detroit Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)



Getting it right

About the only complaint I had, and I know more than a few fans share this sentiment, was about the venue itself. Los Lunas has a great venue, don’t get me wrong. But it’s not a championshiplevel venue by any means. It works for the regular season and the playoffs, but it doesn’t work

ished 25 of 43 for 268 yards with a touchdown, an interception and three sacks. Newcomer Josh Brown kicked field goals of 25, 33, 25 and 52 yards for Cincinnati, which wasted an opportunity to move ahead of Pittsburgh (76) for the second AFC wild card. “They came here in an emotional situation, and you knew they were going to fight all the way,” Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said. “That game meant a lot to them. They played great.” Dalton was 20 of 33 for 206 yards with five sacks, one touchdown and an interception that Brandon Carr returned 37 yards to set up DeMarco Murray’s 1-yard touchdown dive in the second quarter.

nial championship contender in the future, but if it could hold off surging Indianapolis in the AFC South. The Texans have a two-game lead but face the Colts (9-4) on Sunday in Houston, then in the season finale at Indianapolis. Although the Texans have clinched at least a wild-card berth, they haven’t had a truly convincing win since October. This was a convincing defeat, however — although they got on the scoreboard in the third quarter with an 88-yard drive capped by Arian Foster’s 1-yard run. By then the Patriots had their fourth TD, a gorgeous 63-yard throw to Donte’ Stallworth.


Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina (10-2) vs. Michigan (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (8-5), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Orange Bowl At Miami Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida State (112), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 6 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 6 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 19 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 2 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, TBA (NFLN)

Western Kentucky hires Petrino as football coach

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Now that Bobby Petrino is back in the coaching ranks, he wants to make the most of his second chance. Petrino was introduced Monday as Western Kentucky’s new head football coach. The 51-year-old was fired by Arkansas in April for a “pattern of misleading” behavior following an accident in which the coach was injured while riding a motorcycle with his mistress as a passenger. “At this point in my career, it’s about getting back and coaching players,” Petrino said. “It just happened to open up at a place we love. “I hope it can be as long as possible.” Petrino had a 34-17 record at Arkansas before he was dismissed in the wake of the scandal. Petrino had an affair with former Razorback volleyball player Jessica Dorrell, who he later hired as a football assistant and gave $20,000 in gifts. Petrino said initially he was the only person on the motorcycle but later admitted to Dorrell’s presence. “I’m going to be able to sit down with mom and dad and the student-athlete and make them understand how this experience has made me a better coach, a better person and will make me understand their son better,” Petrino said during a packed news conference at Houchens-Smith Stadium. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity I’ll

for the championship game. There wasn’t nearly enough seating, it couldn’t handle the parking demands and it certainly couldn’t handle the media demands. I don’t blame Los Lunas for that, though. I blame the NMAA. The way championship-game venues are selected needs to change, and it needs to change quickly. You simply cannot continue hosting championship games at venues incapable of handling the amount of people who attend them. I don’t care if it’s neutral sites or a rotation of sites, something needs to change. And it needs to change soon.

one, were all class acts. Their fans remained loud and boisterous throughout the night, adding an that extra “oomph” to an already-hyped atmosphere. Their players graciously shook hands and passed along their congratulations despite the bitter taste of defeat they were surely feeling.

be able to give student athletes when they make a mistake.” Petrino is replacing Willie Taggart, who left WKU last week to become South Florida’s coach. Western Kentucky gave Petrino a fouryear deal with a base annual salary of $850,000. If he terminates the deal at any time, he must re-pay the university $1.2 million in six monthly payments starting the month after he leaves. Athletic director Todd Stewart knows he might get criticized for hiring Petrino. He and Petrino had a long discussion over the weekend about the coach’s past. Stewart said Petrino was candid and honest about his conduct and took responsibility for his actions. He said Petrino’s contrition convinced him to give the coach a shot. “What it comes down is that he made a big mistake and he acknowledges that and he’s taken ownership of that,” Stewart said. “And he’s paid a heavy price for it. “But this is the United States of America, and we’re a country of second chances. I was confident after talking with him and with other people that he deserved a second chance and we are more than happy to give it to him.” Petrino, 75-26 overall as a college head coach, said he is looking forward to “building on the foundation and standards” that Taggart established.


National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct New York . . . . . . . . . .15 5 .750 Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . .11 8 .579 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .12 9 .571 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .11 9 .550 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .4 17 .190 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 5 .737 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .12 6 .667 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . .8 12 .400 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . .7 13 .350 Washington . . . . . . . . .2 15 .118 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .11 8 .579 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . .10 9 .526 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .10 11 .476 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 16 .304 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .4 17 .190

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L San Antonio . . . . . . . .18 4 Memphis . . . . . . . . . .14 4 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 10 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .9 11 New Orleans . . . . . . . .5 14 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Oklahoma City . . . . . .17 4 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 10 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . .9 9 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .10 11 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .8 12 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L L.A. Clippers . . . . . . .14 6 Golden State . . . . . . .14 7 L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . .9 12 Sacramento . . . . . . . .7 13 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . .7 15

Sunday’s Games L.A. Clippers 102, Toronto 83 Milwaukee 97, Brooklyn 88 Oklahoma City 104, Indiana 93 New York 112, Denver 106 Orlando 98, Phoenix 90 Utah 117, L.A. Lakers 110 Monday’s Games Golden State 104, Charlotte 96

GB — 3 1⁄2 3 1⁄2 4 11 1⁄2

GB — 1 1⁄2 6 1⁄2 7 1⁄2 11 GB — 1 2 6 8

Pct GB .818 — .778 2 .524 6 1⁄2 .450 8 .263 11 1⁄2

Pct GB .810 — .545 5 1⁄2 .500 6 1⁄2 .476 7 .400 8 1⁄2

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Antonio Orozco was the only other victorious fighter out of Roswell, defeating Diego “Sandman” Bautista of Albuquerque in four rounds. Lizandro Feliciano engaged in a four-round slugfest against Ricardo Urquizo of Clovis and came away with the lone draw of the night. Perez was pleased overall with his fighters’ performance, but said switches in weight classes may have been detrimental to a few of the fighters. “I think they all performed good,” he said. “I think a couple of them lost the weight too late and it kind of weakened them, so they didn’t perform the way they would’ve if they had done it the right way.” Roswell Versus was the first pro fight in the city in nearly five years and, according to promoter Isidro Castillo, it won’t be the last. “I think the future of fights in Roswell will be great,” he said. “These kids are up-and-coming fighters and I look forward to coming back to Roswell and promoting another professional boxing event in the near future, probably within the next six to eight months.”

Philadelphia 104, Detroit 97 Miami 101, Atlanta 92 San Antonio 134, Houston 126, OT Dallas 119, Sacramento 96 Toronto at Portland, 10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 5 p.m. New York at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Denver at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Brooklyn at Toronto, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Houston, 6 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 6 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8:30 p.m.

N.Y. Giants 52, New Orleans 27 Green Bay 27, Detroit 20 Monday’s Game New England 42, Houston 14 Thursday, Dec. 13 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 Green Bay at Chicago, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 11 a.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 11 a.m. N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 11 a.m. Washington at Cleveland, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Miami, 11 a.m. Denver at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Carolina at San Diego, 2:05 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 2:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 2:25 p.m. San Francisco at New England, 6:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 6:30 p.m.



National Football League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain AMERICAN CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct y-New England .10 3 0 .769 N.Y. Jets . . . . . . .6 7 0 .462 Buffalo . . . . . . . . .5 8 0 .385 Miami . . . . . . . . .5 8 0 .385 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct x-Houston . . . . .11 2 0 .846 Indianapolis . . . . .9 4 0 .692 Tennessee . . . . .4 9 0 .308 Jacksonville . . . .2 11 0 .154 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Baltimore . . . . . . .9 4 0 .692 Pittsburgh . . . . . .7 6 0 .538 Cincinnati . . . . . .7 6 0 .538 Cleveland . . . . . .5 8 0 .385 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct y-Denver . . . . . .10 3 0 .769 San Diego . . . . . .5 8 0 .385 Oakland . . . . . . .3 10 0 .231 Kansas City . . . .2 11 0 .154

PF 472 245 289 240

PF 365 292 271 216

PF 331 278 321 259

PF 375 292 248 195

PA 274 306 352 276

PA 263 329 386 359

PA 273 264 280 272

PA 257 281 402 352

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants . . . . .8 5 0 .615 373 270 Washington . . . . .7 6 0 .538 343 329 Dallas . . . . . . . . .7 6 0 .538 300 314 Philadelphia . . . .4 9 0 .308 240 341 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA y-Atlanta . . . . . . .11 2 0 .846 337 259 Tampa Bay . . . . .6 7 0 .462 354 308 New Orleans . . . .5 8 0 .385 348 379 Carolina . . . . . . .4 9 0 .308 265 312 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay . . . . .9 4 0 .692 323 279 Chicago . . . . . . . .8 5 0 .615 308 219 Minnesota . . . . . .7 6 0 .538 283 286 Detroit . . . . . . . . .4 9 0 .308 320 342 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco . . .9 3 1 .731 316 184 Seattle . . . . . . . . .8 5 0 .615 300 202 St. Louis . . . . . . .6 6 1 .500 236 279 Arizona . . . . . . . .4 9 0 .308 186 292 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

Thursday’s Game Denver 26, Oakland 13 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 21, Chicago 14 Washington 31, Baltimore 28, OT Cleveland 30, Kansas City 7 San Diego 34, Pittsburgh 24 Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 23 N.Y. Jets 17, Jacksonville 10 Carolina 30, Atlanta 20 Philadelphia 23, Tampa Bay 21 St. Louis 15, Buffalo 12 Dallas 20, Cincinnati 19 San Francisco 27, Miami 13 Seattle 58, Arizona 0

Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Claimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from Oakland. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with INF Jeff Keppinger on a three-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with C Brayan Pena on a one-year contract. Designated LHP Matt Hoffman for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS — Named Marty Mason pitching coach, Tim Doherty hitting coach and Larry Bennese trainer of Rochester (IL); Chad Allen hitting coach and Chris Johnson trainer of New Britain (EL); Doug Mientkiewicz manager, Ivan Arteaga pitching coach and Alan Rail trainer of Fort Myers (FSL); Ryan Hedwall trainer of Cedar Rapids (MWL); Curtis Simondet trainer of Elizabethton (Appalachian); Chad Jackson minor league trainer and rehab coordinator; Erik Beiser minor league strength and conditioning coordinator; TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Pat Hentgen bullpen coach. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Ludwick on a two-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Placed C Rich Ohrnberger on injured reserve. Claimed QB Brian Hoyer off waivers from Pittsburgh. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Announced quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell will assume the duties of offensive coordinator. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed TE Brad Smelley from the practice squad. Released DL Ronnie Cameron. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed TE LaMark Brown to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Activated RB Brandon Bolden from the suspended list. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Reinstated LB Rolando McClain from the reserve/suspended by club list. Signed CB Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad. Released CB Ron Bartell and FB Owen Schmitt. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the remainder of the regular season following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time. COLLEGE COLORADO — Named Mike MacIntyre football coach and signed him to a five-year contract. OHIO STATE — Announced junior DT Johnathan Hankins will enter the NFL draft. TEXAS TECH — Named offensive line coach Chris Thomsen interim football coach. Announced the resignation of offensive coordinator Neal Brown to take the same position at Kentucky. UTEP — Named Sean Kugler football coach. WESTERN KENTUCKY — Named Bobby Petrino football coach.

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some hairstylists. There may be a product on the market that is more convincing than what your husband is wearing. (Depending upon how much hair he has on the back of his head, a transplant of some follicles may also be possible.) This isn’t just about him having something on his head that “feels good.” If it was only that, he’d be wearing a hat. #####


DEAR ABBY: I am recently married, and my husband and I have not consummated our marriage. I made it very clear that this would not be a part of our life together, and he agreed long before we took our vows. We sleep separately. Recently, my husband has become sullen and passive-aggressive. He tries to push the issue, to the point of making unwanted physical contact. He knew going in that I am extremely uncomfortable with this form of intimacy and that my views would not change. We love each other, but his behavior is starting to take a toll on me and the stress is straining our relationship. Please help.

DEAR ABBY: My husband wears a hairpiece. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look very real. Nearly every time we are in a public place, I notice somebody staring or laughing at it. I have talked to him about it only a couple of times, but each time he tells me how attached he is to it and how good it feels on his head. I want him to be happy, but I do not want him to be publicly ridiculed. Should I throw it away? WIFE OF A MAN WITH A “SECRET”

DEAR WIFE: Absolutely not. If you want to help your husband, start talking with

The Wizard of Id



DEAR ASEXUAL: You and your husband are obviously not on the same page as far as what your expectations are about your marriage. How uncomfortable for you and how frustrating for him. He may have thought that after your wedding, with time, he could change your mind — or he may regard your lack of interest in sex as personal rejection. For the kind of marriage you envisioned, BOTH parties must feel the same way about sex. Because he agreed to something he can’t live with, it might be better for both of you if you separated. ##### DEAR ABBY: Would you please settle a disagreement I’m having with my mother’s boyfriend? The three of us go out to eat together often. Most times we “go Dutch” and pay for our own meals. The problem arises when he pays for my meal. He’ll request the senior price for all of us because he’s paying. I believe the senior discount should


by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.


Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.



Shouldn’t a senior discount apply to items being purchased for the senior, or should the senior be able to apply their discount for everyone at the table, even if the person is underage? KIM IN IOWA CITY


Senior discounts are intended to accommodate people who are presumably retired and living on a fixed income. That said, various restaurants make their own rules. If they are willing to comply when your mother’s boyfriend asks that everyone be included in the discount, it’s no reflection on you if he’s the one doing the asking and paying the bill.


Dear Readers: Hints for college students are always popular and well-received. I asked for hints on dealing with messy roommates. It seems the major problem is with roommates not KEEPING DISHES WASHED. Here are only a few of the comments we received:

CIEVNO Print your answer here:

It embarrasses me when he does it. I’d much rather pay the full adult price. Even if it’s only 50 cents, I still feel like it’s cheating.

Beetle Bailey



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apply to the seniors in the group only, and mine should be the regular price. I don’t think it’s wrong to ask for the senior discount for theirs when I’m paying, but do not feel right claiming it for mine. (I’m more than 20 years away from qualifying.)

(Answers tomorrow) OBESE MONKEY GUTTER Jumbles: WAFER Answer: Barry Manilow didn’t want to forget his idea for a new song, so he — WROTE A NOTE

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

* “When my son was in school, he shared a room with three boys. The common areas contained a small kitchenette. Since my son was a good cook, he offered to cook for the other guys if they would do the cleanup. This arrangement worked for only a few days, until the other boys started letting dirty dishes pile up. My son started washing only his dishes and putting the others into a garbage bag, which he tied up and placed under the sink. The next time he cooked and only he had clean dishes, his buddies learned in a hurry to do their part.” Karen in Virginia * “I started tossing my roommates’ belongings into their rooms and letting them pile up there. Once they couldn’t walk into their own space, they started cleaning up.” A Texas Reader

* “My husband, while living with five other young men, had an issue with one roommate who never washed his dirty dishes. After a time, my husband finally took a whole sinkful of this boy’s dirty dishes and put them all on his bed! After that, he was much better about cleaning up after himself — and the others in the apartment were so grateful that they never told the slob which of them had done the ‘dirty’ deed.” Meredith in Colorado * “I would say communication is key in any roommate situation. Having dealt with a plethora of different roommates myself, I can assure you that a simple, welltimed statement will make all the difference when dealing with messy roommates.” A Reader, via email * “If you have space in a closet or behind the couch for a fair-size plastic basket, place all of the items left out in the basket. When your roommates need these items, they can get them out of the basket.” Barbara in Texas Well, some interesting suggestions. My take for messy students: Buy a big stack of paper plates, and save the utensils from fastfood takeout! Heloise


For Better or For Worse


Hagar the Horrible

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Dear Heloise: When I’m opening such things as canned baked beans or other canned items, I open them from the bottom. This way, I don’t have to fight to get all of the contents out of the can. Thanks for your time, and I enjoy your column. J., via email

Dear Heloise: Using dusters daily and cleaning curtains briskly can help them retain their shape longer and delay having to dry-clean them. Fostering a homeless pet who sometimes sought refuge curled behind curtains taught me this cleaning ritual. Sometimes, a lint roller is whisked on the floor to pick up seemingly invisible shed fur. Margarette in Texas


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Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers. Employee benefits lawyer Chantel Sheaks calls it a “sleeper issue” with significant financial consequences, particularly for large employers. “Especially at a time when we are facing economic uncertainty, (companies will) be hit with a multi-million dollar assessment without getting anything back for it,” said Sheaks, a principal at Buck Consultants, a Xerox subsidiary. Based on figures provided in the regulation, employer and individual health plans covering an estimated 190 million Americans could owe the per-person fee. The Obama administration says it is a temporary assessment levied for three years starting in 2014, designed to raise $25 billion. It starts at $63 and then

declines. Most of the money will go into a fund administered by the Health and Human Services Department. It will be used to cushion health insurance companies from the initial hard-to-predict costs of covering uninsured people with medical problems. Under the law, insurers will be forbidden from turning away the sick as of Jan. 1, 2014. The program “is intended to help millions of Americans purchase affordable health insurance, reduce unreimbursed usage of hospital and other medical facilities by the uninsured and thereby lower medical expenses and premiums for all,” the Obama administration says in the regulation. An accompanying media fact sheet issued Nov. 30 referred to “contributions” without detailing the total cost and scope of the program. Of the total pot, $5 billion will go directly to the U.S. Treasury, apparently to offset the cost of shoring up employer-sponsored coverage for early retirees. The $25 billion fee is part of a bigger package of taxes and fees to finance Obama’s expansion of coverage to the uninsured. It all comes to about $700 billion over 10 years, and includes higher Medicare taxes effective this Jan.

1 on individuals making more than $200,000 per year or couples making more than $250,000. People above those threshold amounts also face an additional 3.8 percent tax on their investment income. But the insurance fee had been overlooked as employers focused on other costs in the law, including fines for medium and large firms that don’t provide coverage. “This kind of came out of the blue and was a surprisingly large amount,” said Gretchen Young, senior vice president for health policy at the ERISA Industry Committee, a group that represents large employers on benefits issues. Word started getting out in the spring, said Young, but hard cost estimates surfaced only recently with the new regulation. It set the per capita rate at $5.25 per month, which works out to $63 a year. America’s Health Insurance Plans, the major industry trade group for health insurers, says the fund is an important program that will help stabilize the market and mitigate cost increases for consumers as the changes in Obama’s law take effect. But employers already offering coverage to their workers don’t see why they have to pony up for the

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This March 23, 2010, file photo shows President Barack Obama as he signs the health care reform bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. stabilization fund, which mainly helps the individual insurance market. The redistribution puts the biggest companies on the hook for tens of millions of dollars. “It just adds on to everything else that is expected to increase health care costs,” said economist Paul Fronstin of the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute. The fee will be assessed on all “major medical” insurance plans, including those provided by employers and those purchased individually by consumers. Large

PNM settles FERC generation rate case

Michigan Democrats make final right-to-work push LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats in Michigan’s Legislature and congressional delegation made a final push Monday to stall Republican-led right-towork proposals that would limit the power of unions in the major Midwest industrial state. U.S. Sen. Carl Levin and Michigan Democrats in the U.S. House met with Gov. Rick Snyder Monday morning in Detroit and urged him to veto the legislation, which could get final passage as early as today when the Legislature reconvenes. Levin said Snyder pledged to “seriously consider” the group’s requests, including their demand for a statewide referendum on the issue. The measures have sailed through the legislative process since Thursday, when the state House and Senate introduced and swiftly approved plans to prohibit requiring non-


NEW YORK(AP) - Cattle/hogs futures on the Chicago Merchantile Exchange Friday: Open high



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NEW YORK(AP) - Cotton No. 2 futures on the N.Y. Cotton Exchange Friday: Open high

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COTTON 2 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Mar 13 73.82 74.33 73.27 73.40 May 13 74.70 75.20 74.22 74.35 Jul 13 75.45 75.95 75.15 75.26 Sep 13 77.27 Oct 13 76.24 Dec 13 77.61 77.82 77.20 77.27 Mar 14 78.16 78.16 77.82 77.82 May 14 78.12 Jul 14 78.82 Oct 14 79.87 Dec 14 79.87 Mar 15 79.87 May 15 79.87 Jul 15 79.87 Oct 15 79.87 Last spot N/A Est. sales 12420. Fri’s Sales: 11,467 Fri’s open int: 161451, up +718


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NEW YORK(AP) - Trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday: Open high




LIGHT SWEET CRUDE 1,000 bbl.- dollars per bbl. Jan 13 85.98 86.78 85.33 85.56 Feb 13 86.67 87.32 85.88 86.10 Mar 13 87.27 87.95 86.53 86.73 Apr 13 87.86 88.51 87.11 87.34 May 13 88.56 89.00 87.68 87.91 Jun 13 88.87 89.51 88.20 88.35 Jul 13 89.24 89.53 88.60 88.64 Aug 13 89.56 89.60 88.76 88.82 Sep 13 89.55 89.70 88.96 88.96 Oct 13 89.73 89.78 89.04 89.04 Nov 13 89.57 89.73 89.10 89.10 Dec 13 89.55 90.20 88.94 89.13 Jan 14 89.80 89.80 89.06 89.06 Feb 14 88.96 Mar 14 89.21 89.21 88.86 88.86 Apr 14 88.77 May 14 88.67 Jun 14 89.30 89.30 88.58 88.58 Jul 14 88.45 Aug 14 88.32 Sep 14 88.71 88.71 88.24 88.24 Oct 14 88.18 Nov 14 88.14 Dec 14 88.76 89.01 88.08 88.13 Jan 15 87.93 Feb 15 87.74 Last spot N/A Est. sales 422861. Fri’s Sales: 921,755 Fri’s open int: 1547342, off -8877 NY HARBOR GAS BLEND 42,000 gallons- dollars per gallon Jan 13 2.6072 2.6397 2.5937 2.5981 Feb 13 2.6100 2.6432 2.6036 2.6071 Mar 13 2.6341 2.6596 2.6248 2.6266 Apr 13 2.7780 2.8051 2.7731 2.7758 May 13 2.7738 2.7978 2.7689 2.7705 Jun 13 2.7505 2.7708 2.7398 2.7437 Jul 13 2.7211 2.7320 2.7102 2.7123 Aug 13 2.6900 2.6900 2.6793 2.6793 Sep 13 2.6663 2.6663 2.6450 2.6450 Oct 13 2.5275 2.5275 2.5135 2.5135

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jobs to Michigan and give workers freedom, but opponents say it’s intended to weaken unions and drive down wages and benefits in the state.

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Spot nonferrous metal prices Mon. Aluminum -$0.9425 per lb., London Metal Exch. Copper -$3.6129 Cathode full plate, LME. Copper $3.6905 N.Y. Merc spot Mon. Lead - $2179.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $0.9019 per lb., London Metal Exch. Gold - $1712.50 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $1713.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Mon. Silver - $33.295 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $33.300 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Mon. Platinum -$1623.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). Platinum -$1623.30 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Mon. n.q.-not quoted n.a.-not available r-revised

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — PNM Resources’ New Mexico utility, PNM, Friday filed an agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would settle its generation rate case with Navopache Electric Cooperative submitted in September 2011. The agreement requires approval from FERC and the Navopache board of directors. It does not impact retail rates for New Mexico residential or business customers. PNM has been the full requirements wholesale provider for Navopache since July 2000. As permitted by FERC rules, in April 2012, PNM began billing at the higher rates associated with the filed case, subject to refund. Revenues recorded by PNM since April have been aligned with the agreed-to annual increase of $5.3 million. This is expected to result in a $0.03 improvement in 2012 ongoing diluted earnings per share compared with 2011, which is in line with the previously issued 2012 guidance range of $0.00 - $0.05 and $0.04 for a full year of 2013. This “black box” settlement has an imputed rate base of $36.7 million and a 10 percent return on equity. The associated debt/equity ratio is 50-50. Under the settlement, the contract with Navopache is extended for ten years, and the rates are locked in until Jan. 1, 2015. “We are pleased with the outcome and the opportunity to continue serving Navopache,” said Pat Collawn, PNM Resources chairman, president and CEO. “The agreement also allows PNM to file an application for formula rates to be effective in 2015, which will enable us to keep revenues in line with costs in the future.”

Michigan House Democratic Leader Elect Tim Greimel, right, and current House Democratic Leader Rick Hammel, left, meet with the media in Lansing, Mich., Monday, to denounce the state’s right-to-work legislation which was passed last week in Lansing. union employees to financially support unions at their workplace. Snyder has previously said he would sign the legislation, which still needs addition-


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employers will owe the fee directly. That’s because major companies usually pay upfront for most of the health care costs of their employees. It may not be apparent to workers, but the insurance company they deal with is basically an agent administering the plan for their employer. The fee will total $12 billion in 2014, $8 billion in 2015 and $5 billion in 2016. That means the per -head assessment would be smaller each year, around $40 in 2015 instead of $63.





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NFL roundup: Cousins’ TD pass helps Redskins win Roswell Daily Record

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — With Robert Griffin III sidelined with a sprained right knee, the Washington Redskins rallied behind backup Kirk Cousins to tie the game in the final minute of regulation, then Kai Forbath kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime Sunday for a 31-28 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin was hurt at the end of a 13-yard scramble while attempting to lead the game-tying drive with the Redskins trailing 28-20. He left for one play, returned for four, then was no longer able to continue. Cousins stepped in and hit Pierre Garcon for an 11-yard touchdown pass, then ran in the 2-point conversion with 29 seconds to play. The Redskins have won four straight to improve to 7-6. The Ravens lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2009 and fell to 9-4.

Giants 52, Saints 27 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rookie David Wilson returned a kickoff 97 yards for one touchdown, ran for two more scores and piled up 327 all-purpose yards and Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes to lead the Giants. The win allowed New York (8-5) to maintain its one-game lead in the NFC East over Washington and Dallas. The loss all but ended the playoff hopes of Drew Brees and the Saints (5-8), who turned the ball over four times in losing their third straight. Manning had TD passes of 6 yards to Martellus Bennett, 5 yards to Domenik Hixon, 25 yards to Hakeem Nicks and 10 yards to Victor Cruz. Wilson scored on runs of 6 and 52 yards and finished with 100 yards on 13 carries on the biggest day of his career. Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0 SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch had three touchdown runs and Seattle set a franchise record for points. The Seahawks forced eight turnovers. Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner each had two interceptions. Seattle (8-5) kept firm grasp on the final NFC wild-card spot and kept alive slim chances of catching San Francisco in the NFC West race. The Seahawks also picked up their first division victory and assured coach Pete Carroll of his first eight-win season in three


---------------------------------Publish Dec. 11,18,2012 Probate Court, Chaves County, State of NM. Estate of Damona Boling. #9021. Notice to Creditors. Undersigned is Personal Rep. of the estate & creditors & all claimants must present claims w/in 2 months of 1st date above or be barred. S/Virginia Poss, 3009 N. Garden, Roswell, NM 88201. Tom Dunlap-Lawyer, 104 N. KY, Roswell, NM 88203 575-622-2607,

years with them. The 58-0 victory was the biggest shutout in Seattle’s history. Leon Washington’s 3-yard TD run with 2:32 left set a franchise record for points. Arizona (4-9) was shut out for the first time since 2003 against Seattle. The effortless performance will only raise questions about Ken Whisenhunt’s future as coach. Arizona lost its ninth straight overall.

Packers 27, Lions 20 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay is a victory away from clinching the NFC North title after beating Detroit. DaJuan Harris rushed for a score in his first NFL game, Aaron Rodgers added the longest TD run of his career, and Mike Daniels returned a fumble 43 yards as the Packers (9-4) opened a one-game lead over Chicago. Beat the Bears next weekend at Soldier Field, and Green Bay will win the NFC North for a second straight year. The loss was the fifth straight for Detroit (4-9). This wasn’t quite as excruciating as the previous three, though, when the Lions gave up fourth-quarter leads and fell by a total of nine points. The Packers have won 22 straight at home against the Lions, the longest streak in the NFL.

49ers 27, Dolphins 13 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frank Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown and reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career. Gore finished with 63 yards, Anthony Dixon also had a 1-yard scoring run and Colin Kaepernick ran for a late 50-yard touchdown and threw for 185 yards in his fourth straight start since being promoted over Alex Smith. NFL sacks leader Aldon Smith added two to his total for 19 1/2, passing Fred Dean’s franchisebest single-season mark of 17 1/2 set in 1983. Smith also moved within three sacks of Michael Strahan’s seasonal NFL record set in 2001 with the New York Giants. Michael Crabtree had nine catches for 93 yards and rookie LaMichael James ran for 30 yards in a solid NFL debut for the 49ers (9-3-1). Panthers 30, Falcons 20 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam


---------------------------------Publish Dec. 11,18,2012 Probate Court, Chaves County, State of NM. Estate of Floris Cotton. #9015. Notice to Creditors. Undersigned is Personal Rep. of the estate & creditors & all claimants must present claims w/in 2 months of 1st date above or be barred. S/Peggy Richberg, 3109 La Tierra, Roswell, NM 88201. Tom Dunlap-Lawyer, 104 N. KY, Roswell, NM 88203 575-622-2607,


---------------------------------Publish Dec. 11,18,2012 Probate Court, Chaves County, State of NM. Estate of Daniel F. Krause. #9026. Notice to Creditors. Undersigned is Personal Rep. of the estate & creditors & all claimants must present claims w/in 2 months of 1st date above or be barred. S/Kari Louise Quinlan, Box 1045, Glen Rose, TX 76043. Tom Dunlap-Lawyer, 104 N. KY, Roswell, NM 88203 575-622-2607,

Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run. Newton piled up a career -high 116 yards on the ground as the Panthers racked up 475 total yards to avenge an early-season loss with a dominating performance against the NFC South champion Falcons. Carolina (4-9) came in with little to play for except to gain a measure of revenge on Falcons quarterback Matt R yan, whom they felt disrespected them after Atlanta’s 30-28 come-from-behind win earlier this season at the Georgia Dome. Ryan threw for 342 yards and two scores and had a costly fourth-quarter interception. The Panthers opened a 23-0 lead en route to snapping a fivegame losing streak against the Falcons. Vikings 21, Bears 14 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Harrison Smith returned an interception for a score. Peterson topped 100 yards before the first quarter was over, helping the Vikings (7-6) overcome another lackluster day from quarterback Christian Ponder to get a win that will keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Jay Cutler threw for 260 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions and couldn’t finish the game for the Bears (8-5), who have lost four of their last five. He took a wicked hit to the head from Everson Griffen in the fourth quarter, remained in the game for the rest of that drive, but was replaced by Jason Campbell with 3 minutes to play. Browns 30, Chiefs 7 CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Travis Benjamin’s electrifying 93yard punt return touchdown gave Cleveland momentum and the Browns won their third straight game. Benjamin’s game-changing runback helped the Browns (5-8) continue their resurgence under second-year coach Pat Shur mur, whose future in Cleveland remains uncertain. The Browns have one more win than last season, and their longest winning streak since 2009. Trent Richardson had a pair of


---------------------------------Publish Dec. 11,18,2012 Probate Court, Chaves County, State of NM. Estate of James Edward McKibben. #9038. Notice to Creditors. Undersigned is Personal Rep. of the estate & creditors & all claimants must present claims w/in 2 months of 1st date above or be barred. S/Christel Longoria, 4625 NW 157th Terrace, Edmund, OK 73013. Tom Dunlap-Lawyer, 104 N. KY, Roswell, NM 88203 575-622-2607,


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1-yard TD runs for Cleveland. Jamaal Charles ran for 165 yards, breaking off an 80-yard TD run on the game’s first play for Kansas City. It was the first road game for the Chiefs (2-11) following linebacker Jovan Belcher’s suicide. The 25-year -old killed his girlfriend at their home before driving to the team’s practice facility on Dec. 1 and shooting himself.

Chargers 34, Steelers 24 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and San Diego won for the first time in 15 regular-season visits to Pittsburgh. The Chargers (5-8), who snapped a four -game losing streak, dominated from the outset. They never let Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger get comfortable in his first game in nearly a month. Roethlisberger completed 22 of 42 passes for 285 yards and three second-half touchdowns. But he also threw an interception and had a botched screen pass turn into an easy San Diego score as Pittsburgh (7-6) hardly played like a team readying for a postseason run.

Colts 27, Titans 23 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck led Indianapolis back from a 13-point second-half deficit and Adam Vinatieri made two fourthquarter field goals. Luck has now engineered six fourth-quarter comebacks for Indy (9-4). It wasn’t all Luck. Delone Carter cut the deficit to 20-14 with a 1-yard TD run on Indy’s opening possession of the second half. And after Pat McAfee’s 52-yard punt went out of bounds at the Titans 1-yard line, Cassius Vaughn jumped in front of Nate Washington, picked off Jake Locker’s pass and scored on a 3yard interception return to make it 21-20. Rob Bironas gave the Titans (49) a 23-21 lead with a 25-yard field goal, but Vinatieri hit from 53 yards to retake the lead and from 40 to seal it. Jets 17, Jaguars 10 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell ran for short touchdowns and the New

---------------------------------Publish Dec. 11,18,2012 Probate Court, Chaves County, State of NM. Estate of Louise C. Guss. #9031. Notice to Creditors. Undersigned is Personal Rep. of the estate & creditors & all claimants must present claims w/in 2 months of 1st date above or be barred. S/1st American Bank, by: Cynthia Green, VP, PO Box 1857, Roswell, NM 88202. Tom Dunlap-Lawyer, 104 N. KY, Roswell, NM 88203 575-622-2607,


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York Jets kept their postseason hopes alive. The Jets (6-7) were shut out at halftime for the second consecutive week, but they didn’t need to change quarterbacks to spark the offense this time. Instead, they just pounded the Jaguars (2-11) up the middle. Mark Sanchez, benched last week in a 7-6 win against Arizona, was hardly a factor. Neither was backup Tim Tebow, who spent his homecoming on the sideline. Greene scored on a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter, and Powell added a 4-yarder early in the fourth. Greene finished with 77 yards rushing. Powell added 78 yards on the ground.

Eagles 23, Buccaneers 21 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Foles threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final four minutes, including a 1-yarder to Jeremy Maclin with no time remaining. The rally allowed the Eagles to end an eight-game losing streak — their longest in 42 years. Foles completed 32 of 51 passes for 381 yards in his fourth start in place of the injured Michael Vick. The rookie threw an 11-yard TD pass to Clay Harbor with 3:55 remaining, then led the Eagles on a 64-yard game-winning drive after the Philadelphia defense forced a Tampa Bay punt. Doug Martin rushed for 128 yards and Josh Freeman shrugged off a slow start to throw for two second-half touchdowns to help Tampa Bay overcome a 10-0 halftime deficit and take a 21-10 lead on Martin’s 4-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter.

Rams 15, Bills 12 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left. Bradford was 5 of 8 for 68 yards to cap a 14-play, 84-yard drive. St. Louis (6-6-1) continued its lateseason resurgence by winning its third straight for the first time since closing the 2006 season with three victories. The Bills (5-8) blew a lead in the final minute of the fourth quarter for the second time this season. They squandered a six-point lead in a 35-34 loss to Tennessee on Oct. 21.



045. Employment Opportunities

025. Lost and Found

MISSING CAT since November 16, 2012. Spayed female orange tabby, 8yrs old, unusually intense orange color. Lost near Roswell High. “Itsy” is shy & doesn’t usually come to people. Please contact if found, 575-840-1080. Lost during Light Parade, Keyfob for a Mini Cooper, If found call, 928-308-4237.



045. Employment Opportunities

OPTOMETRIC OFFICE, Receptionist needed- Must be able to multi task and learn all office duties. Must be detailed oriented and be able to complete work as directed. Must be patient service focused & be able and willing to take direction and instruction. Two years receptionist experience. Please send resume to: PO Box 1897, Unit #327 Roswell, NM 88202.

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PERSONAL CARE by Design is taking applications for Caregivers. Must be clean and neat. Must have available some weekends and some nights. Come by 217-A N. Main for application. No phone calls. Must have phone and transportation. SOCIAL WORKER needed part time with a Master’s degree. Equivalent PTO benefits limited. Open Mon-Sat. Off Sundays. Apply on our website: FMCNA.COM DIETITIAN FRESENIUS Medical Care is seeking a Registered Dietitian for their Roswell, NM dialysis center. Responsibilities include comprehensive assessments from which the RD is able to evaluate patient needs and provide detailed education to patient regarding nutritional status. Functions as an active member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to assist patients to achieve their goals as determined by the patient's physician. Eligible candidates must be a Registered Dietitian as per the Commission on Dietetic Registration and maintain a current state license. Minimum of 1 year experience in clinical nutrition as an RD is required. Previous renal experience preferred. Apply on our website: FMCNA.COM

045. Employment Opportunities

COMFORT KEEPERS is seeking kind, caring & personable individuals to provide In-Home Care for our senior and elderly clients. We are looking for experienced caregivers and CNA's who can provide Companion/Homemaker services as well as Personal Care Services for our clients. Morning, Overnight and Weekend positions available. Applicants must have a very neat & clean appearance. Full and Part-time positions available. Applicants must have a valid drivers license and auto insurance. References Required. Come join our great team. Apply at: 1410 South Main, Roswell EOE

Sales Manager, Candlewood Suites, Roswell, NM. Are you a highly independent person? Are you always looking for newer better ways of doing things? Do you always want to get to know people better? If yes, then we are looking for an individual with confidence, a strong work ethic, dedication and a “whatever it takes” attitude to get the job done while maintaining the high standards of excellence for which Candlewood Suites is recognized for. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, solid competency in sales and events. Must have a minimum of 2yrs of proven sales experience in relocation and extended stay market segments. Send resume to cwroswellgm@

045. Employment Opportunities

SPECIALTY HOME INFUSION NURSE, CONTRACT POSITION Seeking a contract Home Infusion Nurse in the Roswell area. Qualifications: RN required. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must have and maintain CPR, ACLS, and PALS. Must have a minimum of five years’ experience in ER, critical care, or equivalent. Must have excellent customer service and IV skills. Call (831)392-5910, Email resume confidentially at:

BUSY OPTOMETRIST office seeking Full Time Employee. Individual must be dependable, well organized and hard working. Experience and bi-lingual a plus. Please send resume to P.O. Box 1897, Unit 325, Roswell, NM 88202. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT NEEDED at Family Owned Service Business Full Time Position, Experience in Accounts Receivable & Microsoft Office. Apply in person at 1206 W. Hobbs. Plant Operator/ Lab Technician Full Time for asphalt emulsion materials, testing production. Experience preferred but will train. Pay DOE. Must have valid drivers license, pass drug screen & physical. Physical Requirements: Ability to work outdoors, lift up to 50 pounds, and perform work using a full range body motion (stooping and crawling). Subject to on-call and occasional overtime requirements. Apply 8am-1pm at: Western Emulsions 49 East Martin St., Roswell, NM 88203 Email:

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Personal Advertising totaling less than $20 will not be billed on an open account, unless the advertiser already has a history of good credit with us. Visa, Master Card & Discover are accepted as prepayment. There will be no refunds or credit on prepaid cancellations. All individuals who are not in our retail trade zone must prepay their advertising. All new commercial accounts must have a standard application for credit on file. If we do not have an approved credit application on file, the advertising must be charged on a credit card until credit is approved. CORRECTING AN ERROR — You are responsible for checking your ad the first day it appears in the paper. In the event of an error, call the Classified Department immediately for correction. THE ROSWELL DAILY RECORD WILL ONLY ALLOW ONE ADDITIONAL DAY FOR INCORRECT INSERTIONS.


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045. Employment Opportunities

GUARDSMARK The nation’s leader in security is hiring security officers. No experience required, but customer service skills a must. Must be HS Grad/GED & 21 yrs. EOE Benefits: Free Medical/Life Ins. Uniforms/Tuition Assistance. Starting Pay $9.00hr. Apply by calling 505-830-2700 Tues-Fri. 9am-6pm. BOOTH RENTAL or private room if you’re a licensed massage therapist, aesthetician or cosmetologist. Call Shangri-La Spa, 575-578-1603. Leave contact information. Bealls now hiring for Estee Lauder & Clinique Counter Manager. Dependable w/retail management experienced applicants with cosmetic experience please apply: 4501 N. Main, Roswell. Need FT RN for a three physicians surgical practice. Spanish speaking. Send resume to 1600 SE Main, Suite F, Roswell, NM 88203. NEED PT front office person, will eventually become FT, Spanish speaking preferred, Send resume to 1600 SE Main, Suite F, Roswell, NM 88203. SOPHISTICUTS BOOTH rental available, 1 large room with its own bathroom & could also be used for massages. Joseph, 575-420-0838 H&R BLOCK Client Service Professional H&R Block, the world’s leader in tax preparation, is now hiring for seasonal and part-time Client Service Professionals. In this role, you will interact with our clients face-to-face and over the phone and provide support to our Tax Professionals to ensure an exceptional client experience. Applicant must possess the following clerical skills: • Excellent people and phone skills • Computer knowledge • Good filing skills • Processing payments and deposits • Scheduling appointments • Must be able to work in a fast paced stressful environment • Bilingual a plus H&R Block is an Equal Opportunity Employer Serious applicants may apply in person at: 1137 S. Main St. Roswell, NM 88203 Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm GO SHOPPING. GET PAID. Join Today and Become A Secret Shopper In Your Area. To learn more visit ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING in Clovis, NM has an opening for an Account Executive. Candidate to have radio sales experience & will service an active list. For info call GM Steve Rooney at 575-359-1759. EEO. The Roswell Job Corps Center is currently recruiting for a Driver’s Education Instructor, full time with benefits. The primary function of the Driver’s Education Instructor is to provide eligible students with skills and attitudes needed to obtain a state issued driver’s license, primarily through the use of the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division’s Driver’s Manual. The training will be conducted through classroom instruction, driver simulator, and on-the-road behind the wheel driving. Must have a New Mexico teaching certificate, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or employment history showing a minimum of three years of full time experience in driver training or a related field and the ability to attain a New Mexico driver education certification within 90 days of employment. Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume to gonzalez.mary@ or FAX to 575-347-7491. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Roswell Daily Record is seeking Night Desk Supervisor, part-time, 30 hours, must have picture ID & Drivers license with good driving record EOE. Pickup applications at 2301 N. Main. No phone calls PLEASE!

Dean Baldwin Painting, LP aircraft strip and paint services, is presently looking to fill the following long term, full-time positions: PAINTERS – Exp. in stripping and painting aircraft or vehicles. PAINTER HELPERS – Exp. preferred but not required. On the job training available! INSPECTORS – A&P License and NDT exp. preferred. A&P MECHANICS – A&P License required and exp as an aircraft mechanic preferred.

To apply please fax your resume to 575-347-2589 or email to: teresac@ or apply at the local NM Workforce Connections.

045. Employment Opportunities

AUTO TECHNICIAN We will and can beat any dealership pay plans. A progressive and expanding automotive repair facility is seeking a Class A technician, full or part time position. Seeking an organized, motivated, and cheerful professional who can be productive. Excellent pay plan with benefits and bonuses. Pay based on ability and productivity. Certifications preferred, but will train as needed. Locally owned facility. A $2,000 signing bonus is available. Please fax resume to 575-625-1900 or call 575-626-1900 SEASONAL HELP needed for busy tax office. Call 575-763-1000 or 575-693-9827. SMALL ACCOUNTING office has opening for a self-starter for general office duties, basic bookkeeping, and payroll. Experience with Word, Excel, and typing skills a plus. Salary is dependent on experience. Please send resume and references to: Office Position, PO Box 8156, Roswell, NM 88202-8156. Midway Learning Center is accepting applications for teachers. Apply in person. LINCOLN, NM Small irrigated livestock farm seeks mature, experiences and honest non smoker for farm tractor work and general ranch duties. Also, welding, fencing, irrigating, seeding and barn mgmt. Housing and good pay for right person/family. References required. 5675-653-4041 Avon, Buy/Sell. Become Ind. Sales Rep $10 to start Sandy 317-5079 ISR KYMERA NEW MEDICAL OFFICE POSITIONS: As a growing Independent Physicians Office, Kymera and is now seeking Qualified Applicants for:

Billing/Coding Specialist: FT – Exp in insurance billing and coding, patient/insurance collections and computer skills required. Knowledge of EMR systems. Quals: Minimum of 2 yrs. medical billing; knowledge of CPT; ICD-9; HCPCS; superb communication and people skills. Fax Resume w/coversheet to: HR Office at 627-9520

THE ROSWELL Daily Record is now accepting applications for the position of: OUTSIDE SALES The ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, superior organizational skills a self-starter and strong work ethic. Bilingual preferred. Experience or background in advertising also helpful. Must be computer literate. This is a full time position. Interested Applicants please send resume & references to: ROSWELL DAILY RECORD Attn: Vonnie Fischer, 2301 N. Main, Roswell, NM 88201 or e-mail to: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! HEALTH CARE NAVY RESERVE Serve part-time. Elite training. Great pay & benefits. Sign-on bonus up to $20K. $ for education. Call Mon-Fri (800) 354-9627. MICROFILM & SOFTWARE TECH

Chaves County is accepting applications for a six month pool for the full-time position of Microfilm & Software Tech in the County Clerk's office. This is an entry level position ($13.28 - $16.10/hr DOQ). Benefits include: Retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance. Minimum qualifications: HS diploma or GED, three years' experience, up to two years college/48 hours course work can be substituted for two years' experience. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, specific programming and care of voting machine equipment, specific departmental functions including reports, ledgers, charts, forms, and all related duties; preparation of documents, records and correspondence; general secretarial duties. Knowledge of Probate Code, Election Code and operation of microfilm camera, duplicator and voting machines. Chaves County is a drug free employer. All applicants for this position will be required to pass a background check and be subject to a post offer, pre-employment drug test. Required applications forms are available at the County's Job Posting Board located in the west wing of the County Administrative Center or by accessing the web site at Applications may be returned to the County Manager's Suite #180, Chaves County Administrative Center, #1 St. Mary's PL, Roswell, NM 88203 or mailed by closing date to Human Resources, PO Box 1817, Roswell, NM 88202-1817. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012. EOE.

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DEPUTY CLERK Chaves County is accepting applications for a six month pool for the full-time position of Deputy Clerk in the County Clerk's office. This is an entry level position ($10.95 $12.36/hr DOQ). Benefits include: Retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance. Minimum qualifications: HS diploma or GED, three years clerical experience. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, general secretarial duties; indexing, bookkeeping, inputting various records, files and deed descriptions; reception of records. Applicant must be able to use a ten-key calculator by touch, operate personal computer proficiently, understand basic computer programs, be detailed oriented and work with maximum accuracy. Knowledge of Probate Code, Election Code and operation of microfilm camera, duplicator and voting machines helpful. Chaves County is a drug free employer. All applicants for this position will be required to pass a background check and be subject to a post offer, pre-employment drug test. Required applications forms are available at the County's Job Posting Board located in the west wing of the County Administrative Center or by accessing the web site at Applications may be returned to the County Manager's Suite #180, Chaves County Administrative Center, #1 St. Mary's PL, Roswell, NM 88203 or mailed by closing date to Human Resources, PO Box 1817, Roswell, NM 88202-1817. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012. EOE. NOW ACCEPTING applications for positions available in set up & display, customer service & general labor. Call Monday-Tuesday, 575-578-4817. DENTAL ASSISTANT needed for a fast paced dental office. Must be highly motivated, a quick learner, & able to multitask. Experience & Radiology Certification required. Billingual a plus. Please bring your resume to 3751 N. Main St. Suite D. ENTHUSIASTIC DRIVERS Needed. Earn up to $16 - 18/hrly. Great working environment, excellent growth opportunities. Apply on-line at CAREERS.DOMINOS.COM

or Call 622-3030 or 623-3030


080. Alterations

RITZY RAGS Alterations. Call Susan at 420-6242 for all your sewing needs.

105. Childcare

Midway Learning Center is now enrolling. Please call 575-347-2943.

125. Carpet Cleaning

R.B. Carpet Cleaning. Home and Commercial. Free Estimates. Cell 910-0685 or 910-1300

140. Cleaning

JD CLEANING Service, Licensed and bonded. References. 623-4252 Will clean your home, low rates, 15 yrs exp. Please call Lisa, 575-910-1620. SUNSHINE WINDOW Service Free estimates. 575-626-5153 or 626-5458 House cleaning, 12 yrs exp., excellent references, dependable, reasonable prices. 505-480-8097

150. Concrete

Running Bear Concrete Foundations, sidewalks, stucco & driveways. Lic: 373219. Call 317-6058.

200. Fencing

M.G. HORIZONS free estimates for installation. Chainlink, wood, metal & block. 575-623-1991 Rodriguez Construction FOR WOOD, metal, block, stucco fencing, Since 1974. Lic. 22689. 420-0100

QUICK PRO CLEANING & MAINTENANCE, LLC Licensed, Bonded & Insured Serving Roswell & Artesia 10% Discount for Veterans & Seniors 1-888-467-1913/ ** SPECIAL** 3 Hours of Cleaning ONLY $39.99

200. Fencing High Quality Barbwire fencing

cell (806) 893-4791 575-622-6731

210. Firewood/Coal

JUNIPER, PINON & Ponderosa mix. Cut, split & delivered, $300/cord. 575-973-0373 OAK, JUNIPER cedar mix, Fir and Elm, full or 1/2 cords,well seasoned, delivery available. Open Mon.-Sat., 8:30-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Accepting Debit & Credit cards, Graves Farm, 622-1889. Seasoned Mountain wood split & delivered, starting at $120-4x8 stack 626-9803. ELM CUT & split, $65, truck load, you pick up. We also have 2 Chihuahua puppies for $85 each. 575-914-0060. Cordova Chimney Sweep. Time to get ready for winter. 623-5255 or 910-7552 PECAN FIREWOOD delivered by the cord, $225. 575-317-8536

220. Furniture Repair WE BUILD and repair furniture. We also sell firewood. 1727 SE Main, 840-7849 or 626-8466

225. General Construction

Construction, fencing, concrete, sprinklers, landscaping. Call Jose, Licensed & Bonded. 624-8557 or 317-6712. Construction or renovation w/20+ yrs exp. Licensed. Call 317-3366 Alpha Construction New Construction, remodels, additions, concrete & painting. Lic. & Bonded Call Adam 626-2050 Handyman: Free estimates, complete remodeling including plumbing, additions, tile, roof, stucco, windows & dorrs. Guaranteed Work. 910-7035 Miguel.

230. General Repair

THE HOLIDAYS have come upon us, let D&B Property Maintenance do any and all your home repairs. We are your property specialist. No jobs too small. One call does it all. Free estimates. 623-8922 HOME SECURITY wright iron window, door, fence, interior/exterior painting & welding & house trimming repair. Call Gilbert’s Painting & Welding, 317-5246 “Big E’s” Handyman/Maint Services Quality work. Reasonable rates. Free est. Senior disc. 914-6025

232. Chimney Sweep

CHIMNEY SWEEP Have your woodstove or fireplace inspected and cleaned. Dust free Guarantee. 38 years Experience, Licensed, Insured. Bulldog Janitorial Services 575-308-9988

235. Hauling

PROPERTY CLEANUPS Tear down old bldgs, barns, haul trash, old farm equip. 347-0142/317-7738

270. Landscape/ Lawnwork

Fall Clean-up rake leaves, tree trimming, weed eating, haul trash, property clean-up & much more. Call Joseph, 317-2242.

270. Landscape/ Lawnwork

GARCIA’S LAWN Service & much more work at low price. 914-0803. WW LAWN Service Property cleanup - Lawn & field mowing - Shrub & hedge trimming - Rock installation & much more. Call Juan, 626-6121. “Big E’s” Landscaping & Yardwork mow, trim, prune property clean-up reason. rates senior disc. 914-6025 LAWN CLEANING & basic cleanup. 910-1300 or 910-0685 Weeds, lots, lawns, leaves, trees, bushes, hauling. References. 347-8168

285. Miscellaneous Services

JACK OF all upholstery & crafts. Awnings boat covers, automotive & furniture. Location opening up soon in Roswell. Accepting some projects now. Call for quotation. Jack Colby, 420-8320. DIRECTV FOR $29.99/mo for 24 months. Over 140 channels. FREE HD-DVR Upgrade! FREE NFL Sunday Ticket w/CHOICE Package! Call TODAY for details 888-719-9465. MEDICAL ALERT for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 888-416-2099

ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 866-938-5101. GET FREE OF CREDIT CARD DEBT NOW! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 877-639-3441 PROFLOWERS Send Flowers for Every Occasion! Anniversary, Birthday, Just Because. Starting at just $19.99. Go to

to receive an extra 20 percent off any order over $29.99 or Call 1-877-837-1671.

ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 866-406-2158

310. Painting/ Decorating

TIME TO PAINT? Quality int./ext. painting. RRP Certified. Call 637-9108. Painting, Fencing 20% discount through holidays. Mike 622-0072

345. Remodeling

BERRONES CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling, painting, ceramic tile, sheds, additions, fencing. Licensed, Bonded. Ray: 626-4153. NO JOB too small, repair, remodeling, etc. Reasonable rates, quality work. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const., Inc. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

350. Roofing

Guaranteed Shingle Roof jobs. Locally owned. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

395. Stucco Plastering

M. G. Horizons All types of Stucco and Wire lath. Free Estimates 623-1991

Roswell Daily Record 395. Stucco Plastering

STUCCO WIRE w/paper, 100ft rolls, $45 420-1352 or 626-7488

405. TractorWork

ATTACHMENT to do any work. Disc, posthole digger, brush hog, blade, etc. 347-0142 or 575-317-7738

410. Tree Service

505. Investment/ Commercial/ Business Property

Main & Poe, 4600sf, $275K, kit equip, lg lot, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331

515. Mobile Homes - Sale

WE BUY used mobile homes. Single & Double wides. 575-622-0035. D01090

STUMP GRINDING. Big Stumps & back yard stumps. Tree and shrub work. Free estimates. 623-4185

BEAUTIFUL 1993 Oak Creek 28x66, Senior Park, 3br/2ba, garden tub, carport, porches, 8x10 shed, $42,500. Call 622-0050.

Allen’s Tree Srvc. Trim top removal, good clean up. Free estimates. 626-1835

1991 SPIRIT 16x80 3br/2ba, setup in nice adult park, North Roswell, can be moved, good condition, well equipped, priced to sell. Call 575-622-0035. DL1090



490. Homes For Sale 1908 W. 4th St., custom SW style house & detached building, near walking trail, $320,000. 575-317-6974. FSBO: 4/2/2, lg kitchen, great area. 2 Isla Ct. No Owner Financing 317-8131 3br/1ba, fenced yard on quiet street, $65,000. 720-447-6832 or 719-676-2748 FSBO, 1509 S. Pennsylvania, 3/2/1 +1, newer windows, roof, fence, doors, lrg covered patio, updated baths, orig. hardwood floors, $109,000. For appt. call 575-914-1272. 1715 N. Kansas, $35,000 OBO, 2br/1ba. 622-2251 Handicap Ready, 2505 S. Lea, 3/2, 1145 sqft, $119,500. Call 623-5310. 3br/2ba, den w/FP, large storage rm, extra large 1 car gar., 2 driveways, 1/4 acre fenced, landscaped yard w/sprinklers, dog run, 1 blk from Cahoon Park, swimming pool & walking path, new roof, new central air & furnace, owner will carry $105K, 575-653-4654 or 575-973-1332. NE COUNTRY w/wtr rights REC, w/15k dn, NE 5br/2ba $116k; 4br/2ba $98k, seller will pay $3k on buyers cost; 3/2/2, remodeled & updated $166k; 2800 sqft, 4br/2.5ba, 2 car gar, 9.7 acres w/3 acre wtr rights, $200k; 2 well est. small eng. businesses. Homes West Realty at 627-1355. 2-4 BR’s, cash offers, new carpet, paint, etc, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331. For Sale By Owner: 1704 W. Alameda MUST SEE! $92,500 Newly remodeled 4 br/1 ba. inc. finished basement. 1300 SF New central heat/air, new roof, new windows, & much more. Lg, fenced backyard. Possible owner financing 10% dn. Shown by appt. 719-237-4680 505-948-0513 ENCHANTED HILLS 3/2.5, 902 Mason Dr., 2307 sqft, Broker listed at $217,000, price reduced $179,500, plus recent 40k remodel. Call 208-0525 or Sun. 2-4. Very low for all brick. A Must See! Very Nice! JUST INSULATED ATTIC! BE IN BY CHRISTMAS! 4BR/2BA, NEWLY remodeled, 2085 sqft, $115,000, 209 W. Forest. 626-9836 3019 Futura. 3/2/2. Great Area! For more info visit 9FuturaDr or call 910-9169. FSBO: Very nice country home, North of Artesia, 3/2/2, 575-746-7429. OWNER FINANCED Nice 3br, 2ba, 2106 W. Juniper, central heat, nice inside laundry room fully carpeted built-in range, microwave nice covered back patio, extra large backyard, nice storage shed fenced, under ground sprinklers $950/mo includes taxes or $110k on contract thru Roswell Escrow 575-622-6786 or 575-420-3637.

492. Homes for Sale/Rent

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2005 FLEETWOOD by owner, Senior Park, 3br, 1.5 ba, 12x20 carport, 10x6 storage, ref. air, stove, fridge, washer, dryer, ramp, new hot water tank, $18,000, make offer. 575-626-6790 or 622-3479

520. Lots for Sale

TWO 5 acre lots, East Grand Plains, $32,500 each or $60,000 for both. Owner financing available. 575-317-6974 PREMIUM 5 acre tracts, good covenants (no mobile homes), Pecan Lands West on Brown Rd between Country Club & Berrendo. Owner will finance with 10% down. 622-3479, 624-9607, 626-6790, 626-6791, 626-3848. Mobile Home Lots for sale: Lot size 50x134 $18,000. Owner financing w/ $4000 down. 50 lots to choose from. On Washington & Brasher. 420-1352.


535. Apartments Furnished

1 or 2bd, furnished-unfurnished, no smoking/Hudpets all bills pd. 623-6281 1&2Bd, util pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331

540. Apartments Unfurnished

VALLE ENCANTADA YOUR BEST $ RENTAL VALUE! LARGE 1,2,3 BEDROOMS. FREE UTILITIES. unfurnished, laundry room, playground, pool, ample parking. 2001 South Sunset. 623-3722. Town Plaza Apartments ALL UTILITIES PAID Friendly managers. New Renovated EXTRA LARGE 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Each 2 & 3 bedroom is multi level, upstairs & downstairs w/ large closets, stove & refrigerator, private patios, and private parking. Complex has a pool, laundry room, and a quiet garden setting environment. Friendly managers on-site. Good credit? Pay less rent! 575-623-2735. EFF, 1BR, downtown, clean, wtr pd. Stove & frig. No Pets/HUD. 623-8377 EFF, 1 & 2br, wtr paid, No pets, laundry fac, stove/ref. Mirador Apts, 700 N. Missouri. 627-8348. ALL BILLS PAID 1BR $536, 2BR $645, 3br/2ba $745mo., ref air, newly remodeled. 502 S. Wyoming. 622-4944 BETTER LIVING is within reach! 2br/1ba $571, 3br/2ba, $625, 5br/2ba $746, central H/C, fridge, stove, DW, GD, W/D hookups, 2 refreshing pools, Section 8 Vouchers accepted, 623-7711, Villas of Briar Ridge. SUPERIOR CARPET cleaning fast, reliable service. 622-3899 2BR 1ba, w/d hookups, all bills pd $550 mo, $500/DD 207 W Mathews 317-9375


495. Acreages/ Farms/ Ranches/Sale 20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 Acres. $0-Down $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS Beautiful Views, West Texas 1-800-343-9444.

610-B N. Lea, large 2br/2ba, 1 car gar., w/d hkups, fenced yard & patio, total elec., no pets, smoking, or HUD, $700/mo, $450/dep, 622-6158. 2Bd 1 1/2Ba, $700mo, util pd, No HUD, No Pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 2/1, $600/mo., $400/dep., wtr pd, no HUD/pets, 302 W. Mescalero. 910-1300 LARGE 1br, References & background check required. W/D hookups. Private parking. 420-0100 Cute 2br/1ba, all electric, w/d hookups, fenced yard, $600/mo, $400/dep. 910-0827 2 BR, 1 bath, stove & refrigerator. Call 840-4333 or 910-8170.

540. Apartments Unfurnished 2BR/1BA DUPLEX, $450/mo, no pets, 624-2436.

PICK UP A LIST OF AVAILABLE RENTALS AT PRUDENTIAL ENCHANTED LANDS, REALTORS, 501 NORTH MAIN. 2905 ALHAMBRA, Unit #4, 2br/2ba, single garage, water paid, $700. Call Sherlea Taylor for details, 624-2219 or 420-1978.

545. Houses for Rent-Furnished 1&2Bd, 1&2Ba, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 LUXURY 2/2/2, everything included, $1250/mo + dep. 622-4470 or 626-4666 204 1/2 S. Ohio, small furnished studio for 1. Bills pd, no pets, no HUD. Background check, $400/mo, $200/dep. 623-4416 2/2.5, CONDO in Ruidoso Downs, $950mo/$500dep. Fully furnished. 910-1300 North side of town, 3br/2ba, double car garage, furnished or unfurnished. 840-7871. Completely furnished 2br/2ba, dbl car garage townhouse at 2716 N. Pennsylvania, Unit #47, all utilities, etc. included, Call Sherlea Taylor, 624-2219 or 420-1978 for details.

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished

47 Wildy 3br/2ba, lg family room, 1 car garage, DW, REF, Self Cl. stove, W/D, newly remodeled No smoking or HUD, $925 mo + dep. 575-317-1672 or 630-222-8544. TIRED OF Landlord Headaches? We can help! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors Property Management 575-624-2262 413 S. Cypress, remodeled, 2br, ref air, w/d hookups, NO pets or HUD, $600/mo, $500/dep, storage, 914-5402 1715 W. Alameda, complete remodeled, 3br/2ba, ref air, w/d hookups, NO pets or HUD, $900/mo, $600/dep, wheelchair accessible & storage. 914-5402. 2BR/2BA, GARAGE, A/C, $1000/mo, $600/dep, no HUD or pets. 420-5930 3BR/2BA, CARPORT, $850/mo, $700/dep, NO HUD or PETS, 420-5930. 1br/1.5ba, Washer, dryer, stove, fridge, central ht/air, $500/mo, $450/dep, no pets, smoking or HUD, 623-7565. Handicap Ready, 2505 S. Lea, 3br/2ba, no smokers or pets, $1000 mo. plus $600 dep., valid references, NO HUD, 317-4050 Two 3BR $600 & $650 + $250/dep; 1br $350, Al 703-0420, D.R. 703-0421 205 E. 23rd Apt B, 3br 2.5ba, a/c, 1 car garage, fenced yard, $750/mo, $750/DD. 317-6479 LOOKING FOR a place to rent? Let us help you!! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors, 501 N. Main. (575) 624-2262 Stop by to pick up a list of our available rentals or check them out online at! 1&2Bd, 1&2Ba, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 2br/1ba, centrally located, $510/mo + bills, call or text after 5pm, 915-255-8335 2BR/1ba, office, $675m w/d hookup $400d No Hud. 1011 N Delaware 317-4307 1802 N. Maryland, 2br, 1 ba, stove & ref., $525 monthly, plus $500 dep., No Pets, No HUD. References and Rental History required. Call 578-3034 1105 W. 14th St. 2br/1ba. $500/mo, $500/dep. 420-3167 or 420-4038 Near Both hospitals.1600 N. Kansas 3br, $850/mo. $300/dep. ,622-2877 or 637-3227 ex 3227 Beautiful NE neigborhood 3/2/2, $1100/mo, $600/dep, you pay bills, 1yr contract required. 111 Three Cross Dr. Avail. Jan. 8th. 637-0106 2/1/2, LIVINGROOM w/decorative FP, 1200 sqft, stove, fridge, w/d included, wtr & lawn maintenance provided, $650/mo, drive by 811 N. Lea, call 575-653-4654 or 575-973-1332 HUD accepted 37 H. St., 2br, wtr pd, $480/mo, 575-626-9530 3BR/1BA, NEWLY remodeled, $800/mo, $800/dep, N. Atkinson, 575-840-5274. 2414 N. Prairie, mobile home, 3br/1.5ba, $550/mo, $300/dep, no pets, 910-9648.


550. Houses for RentUnfurnished

Excellent Area 3/2/2,appliances, 866 Swinging Spear $1050+ bills $500 dep. 575-623-7377 or 575-626-3932 2br/1ba, 3br/1ba 840-4333 or 910-8170

3br, $550+$650; 1br, bills pd, $650+$200/dep. Al 575-703-0420 or 703-0421 1504 N. Greenwood first month $99 special + $300/dep. 3br/1ba, $650/mo, background check req’d. 505-296-4057. {{{RENTED}}} 3br 2ba den, 2 dining areas, close to schools.

Good Location Large 2 bedroom - stove included, w/d hookups, $600/mo., $450/dep. HUD ok, no pets.914-0531 after 5pm

3BR, W/D hookups, $675/mo, $350/dep, references, no pets. 317-4779 2BR 1BA, 209 W. Walnut $550 mo $550 dep. fresh paint, No pets/smoking, w/d included. Tony 626-1014 {{{RENTED}}} Newly remodeled 4BR, 2 BA. $950m. $600 dep. No pets, no HUD. 403 S. Birch

555. Mobile Homes for Rent Beautiful North Sr. Adult Park, very nice, clean, 2br/2ba, fridge, stove, DW, W/D, no smoking, $595/mo includes wtr, 317-6870.

570. Mobile Home Courts

SOUTH FORK. A 55 & above community w/large quiet and attractive lots for people that care. 624-1742 500 W Brasher Rd.

580. Office or Business Places FOR LEASE - Space in Sunwest Centre aka the Bank of America Building. Various size spaces available. Owner-paid utilities and janitorial. Suite customization available. Call Ed McClelland, Broker or come by Suite 606. Office 623-1652 or mobile 420-2546. OFFICE SPACE available at Ritter & Co. 400 E. College Call 420-9970 Office 4 Lease 100 S Kentucky @ First St 3750' SQ modern space h/c access 575/623.8331

222 B W. 2nd, office space, $350/mo, wtr pd, 627-9942

COMMERCIAL SPACE for lease 105 W. 6th, across from Pepper’s, great location. Contact Chuck at 420-6050


605. Miscellaneous for Sale

620. Wanted to Buy Miscellaneous

Need Christmas cash?? Sell me Grandpa’s tackle box - Lures or reels, etc. 575-354-0365 AH NUTS Is now buying pecans!!! Top price paid for large & small lots. 30lb minimum. Call today for appointment, 575-208-9575. PAY CASH for household items, furniture, appliances, antiques, collectibles, tools, saddles. Entire households & estates welcome. Call 627-2033 or 623-6608.

635. Good things to Eat

Red Chile pods, local pinto beans, mountain apples, peanuts, cucumbers, all kinds of squash, onions, garlic, jalapenos, bell peppers, frozen green chile, sweet corn and many more vegetables. Accepting credit and debit cards and EBT. GRAVES FARM, 622-1889, open 8:30-5:30pm Mon-Sat, 1-5pm on Sunday. SHELLED WESTERN pecans, halves $9/lb, quarters $8/lb, pieces $7/lb. Call 575-622-2313. Will deliver five pounds or more in Roswell.

665. Musical Merchandise

Yamaha full keyboard, console, $600, asking $295. 520-825-7671

715. Hay and Feed Sale

ALFALFA HAY & baled oat, small bale. 3x3 ft medium bales, 4x4 ft lrg bales available. Graves Farm & Garden, 6265 S. Graves Rd., 622-1889, take credit & debit cards.

745. Pets for Sale


PUPPY LOVE Grooming & Boarding - Large Dogs Welcome, Cats also 575-420-6655 LOVEABLE SCHNORKIE Puppy, $700, will be ready for Christmas, call 420-2006 for more info. BOXER PUPPIES, ready Dec. 15th, asking $250. Call for details, 627-0815 or 914-9187.

Top Quality reconditioned appliances on sale. Many like new less than half the price! Washers, dryers $75 & up. Refrigerators, stoves from $100. Excellent selection, Camper’s Appliances, 300 E. McGaffey 623-0397. Everything guaranteed!

Mixed Terrier & Chihuahua pups 7 wks old 2 males & 2 females $25 ea. 420-0609

2 NEW 3500lb. torque flex axels with brakes. 4 1/2 inch 5 hole hubs 45° down.

Labrador Retrievers AKC, Excellent Blood Lines, numerous Hunting & Show tittles in pedigree, dew-claws, 1st shots, vet chkd, puppy guarantee, 6wks old, ready to go home now or can hold for you until Christmas, $500 each, 575-910-3612.

$1000 obo. 910-1046

CHRISTMAS TREES & Gift Barn, TLC, 5600 N. Main, Roswell. Cut &live trees, 575-627-6717.

POOL TABLE, Vly couger, new felt & rails, excellent cond., all accessories, $1000 obo. 505-228-1999 60” HITACHI TV for sale. 622-6632

Norditrack treadmill $250; home made trailer $100; CHI Iron $50; used white 30” Tri-View mirrored medicine cabinet $40. Call 575-317-6285. SOFA SET $1000 OBO. Call 575-623-1773.

THE TREASURE Chest new stock, sofas, dresser, table, chairs, dryer, hummels, carnival, depression glass. Wed-Sat 10-5 1204 Hobbs 914-1855, 622-1543 MICROFIBER LOVESEAT sofa $150 before 6pm leave message. 623-3013

PANASONIC DVD/CD player in box $30; bird cage, 23x19x30, $40; white Westinghouse freezer $75. 627-5412 DISH NETWORK Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 877-867-1441 BRAND NEW Plasma TV, 51” Samsung, $550. 420-2098 DINING TABLE with 2 leaves plus 4 chairs, $80. 575-623-3999

615. Coins, Gold, Silver, Buy, Sell, Trade

U.S. & FOREIGN coins and currency, buy, sell or trade, gold and silver coins. 622-7239, 2513 W. 2nd

MOVING! 2 Chiweenies, 2yrs old, 1M, 1F, $25 ea., 575-618-0221


775. Motorcycles & Scooters

Like New Harley Davidson 2012 FLSTC 103 cubic inch factory warranty heritage softail 3500 mi. $16,500 OBO saddlebags & windshield Call 575-513-1349 2008 HD motorcycle, XL883, Soft Tail Sportster, extras, 6k miles, $9,000, Roswell, 307-202-3403

780. RV’s & Campers Hauling

MAIN TRAILER Sales Inc. New & Used Travel Trailers & 5th Wheels. Parts & Service. 2900 W. 2nd St. 575-622-1751. Mon-Fri, 8-5:30, Sat. 9-2. 5TH WHEEL bed mount hitch $250 626-7488, or 420-1352 PICKUP BED trailer 3/4 ton 10 hole wheels heavy duty $850. 626-7488 or 420-1352 2005 36ft Georgetown RV, V-10, Ford engine, 2 slides, low miles, non smoker, no pets, many upgrades, selling due to health, $49,500. 505-379-5939 or 575-623-9352 5TH WHEEL bed mount hitch $100, Roswell, 307-202-3403

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

TRANSPORTATION 790. Autos for Sale


2001 FORD Explorer XLT, excellent condition, low miles, $4500, owner financing with $1000 down, 420-1352

790. Autos for Sale


790. Autos for Sale

‘96 BUICK Skylark, excellent cond., 80k miles, $2800, owner financing w/$1000 down, 420-1352.

1967 MUSTANG Coup, restored, $30k invested, will sell for best offer over $20k. Call 575-622-2313.

1983 SILVER 4-door Buick LeSabre, 6712 original miles, runs great, needs tires, $2300 cash only. 10 yr old electric train sets: Includes Lionel Chessie Flyer 0-gauge, HD-gauge tracks, 9 locomotives, flat cars, boxcars, tankers, cabooses, complete towns, complete set: $350 Call 575-840-8333.

2001 PT Cruiser, 111k, $3500, runs great, 575-618-0221.

2011 NISSAN Xterra, like new, 19,700 miles, $21,399. 575-513-1944 ‘96 Honda Accord, exc. cond., manual, overdrive, $1950, cash. 622-0928 ‘99 DODGE Durango 4x4, alarm, heating needs fixing, $3000 firm, for info call 317-1118. EXCELLENT CONDITION, 2002 Olds Alero, 1 owner, orig. miles, 79k miles, 4 cyl, $4000, 625-1529 or 840-7318

795. Pickups/ Trucks/Vans

1991 Chevrolet, 3/4 ton pickup w/Kanthiede utility bed, ideal for shop & parts to travel with you. Plenty of power to pull another trailer if needed. Runs good, tires good. Selling cheap. Call 575-622-0035 04 TOYOTA Tundra 98k mi. $12k OBO. 575-420-4145 2006 FORD F150, looks new, runs great, new tires, recent 60k mile inspection, $14,000. Call to see 420-2212.

796. SUVS

1999 Explorer, nice heated leather seats, great in & out, new tires, everything electric, $4300. Call 420-2212.

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