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From left, Governor-elect Susana Martinez and her sister, Leticia, walk hand-in-hand past a campaign banner on their way to her campaign party in Las Cruces, Tuesday.
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Republican Susana Martinez won election Tuesday as governor of New Mexico, making history as the first Hispanic woman to become a state’s chief executive. Martinez, 51, defeated Democrat Diane Denish to also be elected New Mexico’s first female governor. There was no incumbent in the race, with Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson barred from seeking re-election because he is finishing his second consecutive terms. Martinez, a career prosecutor from southern New Mexico, won with 54 percent of the vote, according to unof ficial retur ns. In speaking to supporters in
Las Cruces, Martinez said “New Mexicans chose a new direction. As I said during the campaign, we must do more than just change the party in power if we’re going to set a new course in New Mexico. We must work across party lines — Republicans and Democrats — to move our state forward. We have a lot of work to do and tonight we have taken a significant step in tur ning our New Mexico around for all of us.” When Martinez takes office on Jan. 1, she will confront a looming budget shortfall that will force her to grapple with potentially unrealistic campaign prom-
ises not to raise taxes while protecting public schools and Medicaid from spending cuts. In conceding the race to Martinez, Denish urged Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature to work with the incoming governor to deal with the state’s financial problems. “There is hard work to do. It will require a willingness to compromise on both sides of the aisle. It will demand civility and respect,” said Denish. “This has been a hard-fought race but starting tonight is when we can do better if we all pull together for the
County supports GOP; Ortega, Duffey tie
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MATTHEW ARCO RECORD STAFF WRITER
Republicans made big gains across the nation and in New Mexico in Tuesday’s general election. The trends followed locally and in Chaves County, where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats, voters overwhelmingly supported Republican candidates — excluding one local county commission race. Democrat Eloy Ortega and Republican James Duf fey were in a deadheat in the race for DisMark Wilson Photo trict 1. Each candidate received 1,002 votes, State Representative hopeful Michael Trujillo, right, and Oscar according to unof ficial Martinez, running for magistrate judge, during a watch party at the Rodeway Inn, Tuesday evening. county results. Officials took in nine District Court to request a glad it’s over,” said Duffey, provisional ballots that recount. referring to the campaign, could break the tie. How“I always knew it would though adding, “There will ever, they are unable to be very close,” Ortega be a recount.” review the results until On the national stage, the County Commission said. “We’ll see what hapfreshman U.S. House of canvasses the election, pens in the end.” His opponent expressed Representatives lawmaker according to state statute, said Rhoda Coakley, coun- satisfaction over cam- Harry Teague lost his bid paigning coming to a for re-election to Steve ty clerk. Coakley expects to open close, even though official Pearce, who held the posithe provisional ballots on results are more than a tion just prior to Teague Nov. 8. Both candidates few days away. being elected. Nearly 70 may also file petitions with “Win, lose or draw, I’m percent of Chaves County
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Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, texts results from the election, Tuesday night, during a watch party held at GOP Headquarters.
voters supported Pearce, voting 10,931–4,800 in favor of the Republican lawmaker, who says New Mexicans are looking for a change in Washington. “It’s exciting,” Pearce said. “We’ve worked almost 18 months on this and it’s time for us to fix the things of the county that people want fixed.” Following the election
results, Teague said it was an “honor” to represent the 2nd Congressional District. “Tonight, the vote didn’t go our way. And like you, I am disappointed,” he said in an e-mail thanking supporters. “But when I think about going from being a kid who had to drop out of
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Tea time: GOP wins the House, falls short of Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats’ majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama’s term. House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, voice breaking with emotion, declared shortly before midnight Tuesday that the results were “a repudiation of Washington, a repudia-
tion of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people.” Obama monitored retur ns at the White House, then telephoned Boehner with congratulations in a call that underscored the power shift. On a night of triumph, Republicans fell short in their effort to gain control of the Senate and take full command of Congress, although they picked up at least six seats. They failed in an attempt to defeat Majority Harry Reid in Nevada, winner in an espe-
cially costly and brutal race in a year filled with them. Boehner and his Republicans needed to gain 40 seats for a House majority, and they got them. They led for 11 more. In Senate races, tea party favorites Rand Paul in Kentucky and Marco Rubio in Florida coasted to easy Senate victories, overcoming months of withering Democratic attacks on their conservative views. But Christine O’Donnell lost badly in Delaware, for a seat that Republican
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John Liakos, 9, reads a book after school.
Usually students don’t have to worry about taking collegiate-level tests until they are in the high school. But one fifth-grader has already taken a standardized test similar to the SAT three times, making him the youngest examinee at the ENMU-Roswell Testing Center. The 9-year-old boy, John Liakos, took the School and College Ability Test (SCAT), an above-grade level exam, which measures math and verbal skills, as part of the See LIAKOS, Page A8
House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates the GOP's victory, Tuesday.
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Firefighters extinguish a vehicle that caught fire while being driven in an open field just north of West Second Street near the Relief Route, Tuesday afternoon. According to a witness, the operator of the car was driving around the field and came to an abrupt halt when the vehicle caught fire. The driver promptly left the scene before authorities arrived.
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Roswell Youth Orchestra serenades 900 5th-graders at Pueblo JESSICA PALMER RECORD STAFF WRITER
The Roswell Youth Orchestra presented the Routine of the Symphony to area fifth-graders, Tuesday morning. Roswell Symphony Orchestra funded the transportation to Pueblo Auditorium for the
900 students who attended. Robert T. Burwell, director of the high schools orchestra department, conducted. The musical selections were preceded by a short history lesson, where he discussed the centuriesold evolution of the configuration of the orchestra. “Most people don’t realize
that there are two reasons for the placement of the instruments. One is for optimum sound and the second for the conductor, so he knows where the pieces are in order to direct them,” Burwell said. The Roswell Youth Orchestra consists of 40 students from Goddard, Roswell and University high
schools and Berrendo Middle School. “The band programs and the choir were represented, too,” said Burwell. Students were treated to musical selections from feature films, two pieces the students had prepared for a contest — string quartet and guitar duet — and two pieces composed by
Burwell, which were Latin in style. “We always try to include something Latino in our programs,” he said. The grand finale was a Halloween piece, replete with special lighting and a smoke machine. The morning concert followed a Monday evening program given for parents and open to the public.
About 200 people attended the evening concert. “We were really excited about getting this partnership with the Roswell Symphony. It’s a big step in coordinating other concerts, and we are looking forward to doing this again in the spring,” said Burwell.
Harvest Ministries collects 8,705 ENMU-R students drive ‘impaired’ pounds of food for needy families JONATHAN ENTZMINGER RECORD STAFF WRITER
During a time of a recession, there is one storehouse in Roswell that is literally blessing the New Mexico community. On Saturday, Harvest Ministries, 601 Main St., hosted its 8th annual Warm Hearts Blanket and Food Drive at Walmart. “It was a generous outpouring from the community. We collected [8,705] pounds of food,” Rubie Rubinstein, counselor, evangelist and senior pastor of Harvest Ministries, said. “We also got some financial donations. It was a very big success. We want to thank the community for their involvement. We also want to thank Walmart and Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club
has been partnering with Harvest for two years.” Sam’s Club and Walmart sponsored the event, in conjunction with help from Feeding America and Roadrunner of Albuquerque. Goods that were collected from Saturday’s drive will be dispersed to needy families and demographics in Chaves, Eddy and Lincoln counties. “They [Walmart] get good quality food and they’ll pull it and they freeze it, and they give it to us,” Rubinstein said. “We’re able to take those good foodstuffs and distribute it to the community. We’re feeding 40,000 people a month ... [and] we partner with 22 other ministries and service industries in the tri-county area to get the food out to people — families in need.
We feed single mothers, veterans on fixed incomes, the homeless.” Rubinstein said that individuals who receive food are grateful for their community’s support. “People are moved by the fact that we actually care about them,” Rubinstein said. ”We’re a ministry based on the love of Jesus and showing his compassion and kindness to the community.” For more infor mation about Harvester Food programs and counseling services, contact Lisa McClellan, administrative secretary of Harvest Ministries, 624-2415.
Colin Butts is an 18year -old freshman at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell who says he has never driven drunk. And, after taking a “ride” in a drunk driving simulator on-campus, Tuesday — an experience he described as “unnerving” — he isn’t likely to start. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside its Instructional Technology Center, ENMU-R hosted Stop Loss, the “high tech” impaired driving simulator, and two representatives of UNITE International, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company that offers health and wellness educational programs. Donna Oracion, ENMU-
R’s college development director, characterized the event as promoting awareness. “Anytime we can bring in some outside resource to remind students about the dangers of drinking and driving, it’s a good thing,” she said. Students, sitting in a real car, gripping its steering wheel, applying the gas and brake, were transplanted into a virtual world with special headgear. To simulate the effect of impaired or distracted driving, whether due to alcohol or texting, students’ efforts to turn or change speed were significantly delayed. While the impairments might have felt dramatized to some, Patrick DeGrasse, UNITE’s executive director, says the delayed reaction times are
based on algorithms and claims the program customizes itself to an individual’s body type. In addition to the simulations, the facilitators discussed the legal ramifications of impaired driving and administered short follow-up videos and signup sheets. By late afternoon, already on his way to the next stop on UNITE’s tour of New Mexico, Dan Vocino, one of the facilitators, reported that about 70 people had taken part in the day’s Arrive Alive activities. After the simulation, during which Butts had killed a virtual woman, he said of the experience, “It makes me want to stay firm and not drink and drive.”
T ickets for the 2010 Christmas Home Show are on sale. The tour, sponsored by the Historical Society for Southeastern New Mexico, will take place on Dec. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. Homes featured this year include the residence of Cindy Boswell, 605 N. Missouri Ave., that will feature a Japanese motif. Kevin and Charlene Roe, 2 DeSosa Court, have collected Christmas decorations for the past 30 or 40 years. Many are homemade, said Kevin. Kim and Bonnie Tal-
bott’s home, 8 Birdsall Place, and the offices of attor ney Judy Pitman, 215 W. Sixth St. will also be featured. For a $5 donation, participants can enter the drawing for prizes. The grand prize is two box seats at a 2011 Dallas Cowboys game. Other prizes include a $600 set of Big O Tires; $250 gift certificate from American Airlines; a Nambe dish from Bullock’s Jewelry; a $50 gift card from Target; a Calvin Klein purse from Beall’s; and a $20 gift certificate from Shear Ele-
gance. Door prizes also will be given away. The drawing will take place at the close of the tour at the Historical Center. Participants do not have to be present to win. Winners will be contacted on Dec. 6. T ickets are $15 and can be obtained at the Historical Museum, 200 N. Lea Ave., from Foundation or Historical Society board members, or at participating homes. For more information contact the Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, 622-8333.
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Wallet lifted from purse at Walmart Christmas Home Show tickets on sale Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of North Main Street, Monday. The victim reported that her wallet was stolen from her purse as she stood in line at Walmart. The contents of the wallet included two credit cards, a checkbook and $30 in cash.
Police were dispatched to Variety Liquor and Lounge, 1100 W. Second St., Monday. According to the arrest record, a couple were playing in a pool tournament they were when approached and asked “if they wanted trouble.” After saying, no, the subject
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pulled a knife and asked the victim if he wanted to step outside. The victim refused. The subject left on foot and was apprehended about three blocks away, in the 300 block of North Union Avenue.
Police were called to the 1700 block of South Virginia Avenue, Monday, to take a report of criminal damage. Four political signs were cut up and damaged when someone threw rocks through them. The cost of the signs was
Police were called to the 500 block of South Hemlock Avenue, Monday, where a car stereo, worth $300, was reported stolen. The car’s gear shift and dash were damaged to allow access to the stereo. Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to call Crimestoppers, 1888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says in his new memoir that he considered running for re-election in 2004 without Dick Cheney as his vice presidential candidate. After much thought, he ultimately decided to keep Cheney on the ticket. Bush said he wanted to put an end to assertions by critics that Cheney was the real decision-maker and to “demonstrate that I was in charge.” He writes that he spent weeks exploring the possibility of replacing Cheney with Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, who was Senate majority leader. But he says he valued the qualities Cheney brought to their
partnership and finally decided to stick with his vice president, who agreed to run again. The for mer president makes the revelation in Decision Points, which is due in bookstores on Nov. 9 from Crown Publishers. The New York T imes obtained an advance copy and reported on the book on its website Tuesday night. The book is not a conventional memoir, but rather a reflection by Bush on important decisions and moments in his life, including the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the war in Iraq. But it is traditional in the sense that Bush defends his presidency,
including his decisions to lead a multinational coalition into war in Iraq and to authorize the use of harsh interrogation techniques on captured terrorist suspects. Bush also expresses regret for his sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, for agreeing to reduce troop levels in Iraq after the initial invasion in 2003 and for nominating his friend, attorney Harriet Miers, to the Supreme Court. He writes about having “a sickening feeling” upon lear ning there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and says “cutting troop levels too quickly was the most important failure of execution in the
war.” Bush also recounts the pressure he felt from Cheney to pardon I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Cheney’s former chief of staff. Libby was convicted of lying about his role in the case of the leaked identity of a CIA operative Valerie Plame. Of Cheney, Bush said that while his vice president had helped with important parts of the Republican base, he had become a magnet for criticism from the media and the political left. “He was seen as dark and heartless, the Darth Vader of the administration,” Bush wrote. He stuck with Cheney. “I hadn’t picked him to
news just a week ago, when it banned trick-ortreating on Halloween. The tribe said it was not part of its traditional culture and was a safety concern because of the small community’s unlit roads. The tribe of about 2,500 sits an hour’s drive northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city. The deeply community embraces its traditions, including preserving their Towa language. Tribal lands are apart from the U.S. government. Tribes have their own separate governments, and their own laws. The federal gover nment prosecutes
violations of crimes such as murder. The 1,000-circulation, English-language newspaper is based in the nearby non-tribal community of Jemez Springs, sells for 75 cents and usually runs between 24 to 32 pages, said Borden, who owns it along with his wife, Kathleen Wiegner. The Bordens and a reporter make up the staff, although it also pays some columnists. Borden said he’s written positive stories about the pueblo in the past. He wrote the story about the killing based on an FBI criminal complaint filed in
sion will make it more difficult for his office to curtail water use by those who don’t have the highest priority water rights. The court last week invalidated part of the regulations adopted by the state engineer’s office, saying they improperly expanded the agency’s powers. Under the ruling, the state engineer’s regulations for enforcing priority water rights can be used only where there’s a court adjudication of water rights or when licenses have been issued for water rights.
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be a political asset; I had chosen him to help me do the job. That was exactly what he had done,” Bush said. When the CIA sought permission to subject professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to a for m of simulated drowning known as waterboarding, Bush said his response was, “Damn right.” He added that the interrogations saved lives. The book makes clear that Cheney nudged Bush toward war. Bush writes that Cheney “had gotten out in front of my position” with an August 2002 speech dismissing the prospect of further inspections and says he ordered Condoleezza
Rice, his national security adviser, to rein him in. Cheney also disagreed with Bush’s decision to fire Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld after the 2006 midterm elections, when the Iraq war going badly. Cheney also pushed for a pardon for Libby. Bush already had commuted Libby’s sentence. After he decided against a pardon, Cheney lashed out at Bush in private, accusing the president of leaving “a soldier on the battlefield.” “The comment stung,” Bush said. “In eight years, I had never seen Dick like this, or even close to it.” He said he worried their friendship was fractured, but that it eventually survived the dispute.
Jemez tribe bans newspaper after story of killing ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The leaders of a small Indian reservation nestled in northern New Mexico’s mesas and red rocks were horrified by the sevenparagraph story recounting a gruesome murder in their community. The Jemez Thunder newspaper described how a tribal member stabbed, slashed and disemboweled another man. Already reeling from the killing, the tribe banned the paper from being sold on its land. Robert Borden, who has published the newspaper since 1995, said he was disheartened rather than angry at the
response. The community “is hurt by the fact that this occurred at all,” he said. “I didn’t hurt the community.” The tribe was well within its rights as a sovereign government to prohibit, as the governor did, the distribution of the newspaper at the tribal visitor’s center and a convenience store. “The pueblos enjoy sovereign immunity where free speech and the First Amendment are concerned,” said Peter Simonson, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in New Mexico. The tribe was in the
federal court. He noted he also wrote that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. It was published at the bottom of the front page of the paper’s Oct. 15 edition, below stories about a horse-riding program and artists being sought for a bridge program. Lucas Toledo, 22, faces a murder charge in the killing of Matthew Panana, 21, on Sept. 29. Jemez Pueblo Gov. Joshua Madalena banned the sales, saying the story was sensationalized. Madalena said the paper’s failure to exercise restraint shows it is “out of touch
with the community’s perspective.” Madalena said Tuesday the close-knit community did not need to know the details of the killings. He said the story reopened wounds and was hurtful to the tribe. Both men were planning to meet Wednesday for what Borden said would be “a wide-ranging discussion.” Madalena said the discussion needs to be held “to make sure the newspaper is respectful toward the pueblo and the other communities” in the 30mile Jemez Valley.
New Mexico regulators approve cap-and-trade plan, 4–3
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico regulators have voted 4-3 to approve a proposal for establishing a greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade program. The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board on Tuesday spent more than four hours considering a petition by the Environment Department to allow the state to participate in a regional capand-trade program with the other Western states and Canadian provinces that make up the Wester n Climate Initiative. Board members made one change before adopting the proposal. They included language that would allow the state to propose cost containment measures if the cost of compliance reaches a certain level. The proposal had been the source of much debate among conservationists, electric utilities and other industry representatives. Dozens of experts had spent days testifying before the board on the potential impacts on New Mexico’s economy and environment.
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CARLSBAD (AP) — Carlsbad police say the mother of two young daughters pushed several children out of the path of a speeding pickup truck before the truck hit and killed her. Police say 24-year -old Leora “Jean” Dyess was crossing the street with about 11 children who were trick-or-treating Saturday night, the date the southern New Mexico community held Halloween events. Witnesses told police that when Dyess saw the truck
speeding toward the group, she threw her 4-year -old daughter out of the street and helped several other children out of the way before being hit. The witnesses say the driver stopped briefly, then fled. None of the children was hit. Carlsbad Police Lt. Jon Blackmon says of ficers were following leads, but had made no arrests by Tuesday morning.
CIDUAD. JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Mexican state prosecutors and U.S. authorities are probing the killings of four U.S. citizens who were shot in Ciudad Juarez over the weekend. A spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s of fice said Tuesday that U.S. authorities arrived in Ciudad Juarez on Monday night to “collaborate and inquire about any advances in the cases.” The spokesman says he couldn’t reveal which U.S. authorities are involved because of the ongoing investigation. Ciudad Juarez has become one of the world’s deadliest cities amid a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels. More than 2,000 people have been killed this year in the city.
SANTA FE (AP) — A top state water official says a recent court ruling will limit New Mexico’s ability to manage water use when there’s severe drought. State Engineer John D’Antonio said Monday a state Court of Appeals deci-
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HOUSTON (AP) — A curved 16-foot-by-46-foot ranch scene mural in Houston is getting a new home in New Mexico. The $4 million artwork by Southwestern muralist Peter Hurd, in Texas Medical Center’s old Prudential Life Insurance Building, depicts ranch life. The building faces demolition to make way for a new treatment center. The mural is called The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare for It. The Houston Chronicle reported, for its Tuesday editions, that a wealthy benefactor acting on behalf of Artesia, N.M., provided the money to relocate the mural. The person’s name was not made public. Hurd, who died in 1984,
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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Albuquerque city councilors have voted to turn the red light cameras back on in New Mexico’s largest city. The council voted Monday to offer a four-month contract extension to the company that operates the cameras, Arizona-based Redflex. The cameras were turned off last week because the contract expired. The extension has some new conditions. Cameras would be used to catch people running red lights, but would no longer be used to issue speeding tickets. They also would operate at 14 intersections, three fewer than before. That’s because of safety. A study shows the three intersections being eliminated from the program saw a drop in injury-causing accidents but an increase in rear-end crashes.
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Highlands University dormitory that opened in fall 2009 has been recognized for its green building practices. The residence hall has
received a silver certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. That’s the nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of highperformance green buildings. During the certification process, the Green Building Certification Institute found the building saved 50 percent in indoor water and 25 percent in energy and recycled 93 percent of construction waste. It houses 276 students in 89 apartment-style suites with private bedrooms, a kitchen and bathrooms. University President Jim Fries says new construction and remodeling at the school will be done to LEED standards to reduce the environmental impact and save energy.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas casino owner George Maloof has been charged with five misdemeanors related to a drunken driving arrest Oct. 9. The Clark County District Attorney’s office says Maloof was cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence, driving without a valid license, no proof of insurance, failing to properly make a left turn and speeding. Maloof was driving 72 mph in a 45 mph zone and
also lost control of his vehicle while making a tur n according to his arrest report. The Las Vegas ReviewJournal says Maloof was held overnight at the Clark County Detention Center and released after eight hours. The Albuquerque native has a court date scheduled for Jan. 10.
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — U.S. District Judge LeRoy Hansen on Tuesday sentenced Pojoaque Pueblo’s former lieutenant governor to a year in federal prison, followed by six months of confinement at home, after she was convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal 2009 accident and failing to help the man she hit. The judge also sentenced Linda Diaz to a year’s supervised release. A federal jury convicted Diaz in February in the death of 31-year-old Phillip Espinoza of Chimayo. Diaz’s attorney, Samuel Winder, has said the verdict will be appealed. Prosecutors sought a three-year sentence, while Winder argued Diaz should be put on probation for a year. Espinoza’s body was found alongside U.S. 84285 on Pojoaque Pueblo several hours after he was hit in April 2009.
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WikiLeaks under fire for exposing war details SHELDON RICHMAN THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM FOUNDATION
WikiLeaks has released close to 400,000 U.S. classified military documents relating to the Iraq war. The American people, the theoretical masters of the government, were not supposed to see them. So, just as it was when the website released 77,000 documents on the Afghan war in August, WikiLeaks was roundly condemned. Unnamed officials in the Obama administration are reported to have asked European governments to criminally investigate WikiLeaks director Julian Assange. There was even talk of charging him under the U.S. Espionage Act. The website Daily Beast said that “the U.S. effort reflects a growing belief that WikiLeaks and organizations like it threaten grave damage to American national security ...” Or, at any rate, to the government’s ability to shape public opinion by withholding the truth about its wars. The reaction to WikiLeaks has
been surreal. In August Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen and Secretary of Defense Gates said that WikiLeaks and whoever provided the documents “have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.” That was said without irony by two of the men who are conducting the lethal operations about which WikiLeaks has released information. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said that “this is the kind of stuff that gets people killed.” If so, it’s not unlike the “kind of stuff” the CIA’s assassination teams do to people throughout the Muslim world. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said, “Neither WikiLeaks, nor its original source for these materials, should be spared in any way from the fullest prosecution possible under the law.” He and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., planned to add language to exclude WikiLeaks from protection in the media-shield bill they were
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writing. And Marc Thiessen, former staffer to Vice President Dick Cheney and apologist for “enhanced interrogation” techniques that can be described only as torture, said in August, “The Web site must be shut down and prevented from releasing more documents — and its leadership brought to justice.” Why are these people so upset? The reason is easily understood. WikiLeaks and its sources have the nerve to give the public information the government doesn’t want them to have. It is information about military operations conducted in the American people’s name — though without their real consent — and paid for by their tax dollars. But “their” government doesn’t want them to know what’s really going on. If they knew, they might be disgusted enough to demand an end to those operations. Then WikiLeaks would deserve credit for saving lives. In the latest document dump we
learn, among other things, that the number of Iraqi civilian deaths has been underreported by 15,000, according to an analysis by Body Count, which keeps track of civilian deaths in Iraq. According to the New York Times, “The reports make it clear that most civilians, by far, were killed by other Iraqis,” but, “The documents also reveal many previously unreported instances in which American soldiers killed civilians — at checkpoints, from helicopters, in operations. Such killings are a central reason Iraqis turned against the American presence in their country, a situation that is now being repeated in Afghanistan.” The U.S. government may claim that Iraqi-on-Iraqi violence is not its responsibility, but things are not so simple. Many of the deaths were from Shi’ite ethnic cleansing of Sunnis in Baghdad, which was unleashed by the U.S. invasion in 2003 and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s secular Ba’athist regime, which had subjugated the
majority Shi’ite Muslims. Absolving the U.S. government of responsibility seems a hard case to make under the circumstances. Blood is on the hands of American policymakers, no matter how much they deny it. The U.S. government also had a role in creating 3.5 million refugees who show no sign of returning to their homes, despite the glorious success proclaimed by President Obama. At any rate, thanks to WikiLeaks we know more now than we did before about the the consequences of the U.S. government’s criminal conduct. Like the Bush administration before it, the Obama administration would rather have the American people ignorant of the truth about its military operations. But we have a right to this information. If the government won’t give it up, we are justified in getting it by other means. Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine.
Big banks and other major players in the mortgage lending market want another bailout — this time in the form of a free pass. They want to skate by while Americans lose their homes to foreclosure in epidemic numbers. The banks want to pursue foreclosures even when they badly botched the paperwork and are unable to prove who actually owns the mortgage loans. They don’t want to do any extra work or take any reasonable risk to keep some borrowers in their homes. They want to move on and leave it to others — federal agencies, communities, neighboring property owners — to clean up their mess. The unspoken threat is that a continued moratorium on foreclosures will further depress the housing market. The economy as a whole won’t rebound without a healthy housing market. There’s another threat inherent in a lawsuit filed last month against Bank of America by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and two major bond-trading firms, Pimco and BlackRock. They want a federal court to order Bank of America to buy back $47 billion worth of bad mortgages. The mortgages were packaged into mortgage securities and sold by Countrywide, the mortgage firm that Bank of America bought at the federal government’s behest in 2008. The Fed says the securities are worth 50 cents on the dollar, so Bank of America would take a $23.5 billion loss. A few more deals like that and the bank’s entire $115 billion capitalization is gone, and we’re back into systemic risk territory. But easing uncertainty in the housing markets can be achieved without letting the banks and other mortgage holders skate free. Six months ago, this might have been an even bigger crisis. But Congress passed the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory bill. The nation now has a Financial Stability Oversight Council with the authority to unravel situations like this. Many foreclosures, in the meantime, should go forward. In some cases, the borrowers never had the wherewithal to make the monthly payments. In others, the homes have lost so much value with the collapse of the real estate market that borrowers have walked away from the loans. But many mortgages are salvageable. Keeping families in these homes through loan modifications that reduce monthly payments often makes more economic sense than foreclosures — for homeowners, lenders, loan servicers and investors. Existing federal programs, while imperfect, could have a significant impact if administered aggressively and with good faith by the financial services industry. But big banks and other major players in the mortgage-lending market have not been aggressive, acted in good faith or taken reasonable risks to keep families in their homes. They should be made to pay a painful price if they continue to dodge their responsibilities. Until they begin acting responsibly, they should receive no favors, no courtesy, no consideration — no free passes. Guest Editorial The St. Louis Post-Dispatch DEAR DR. GOTT: I read about how much vitamin D to take from your Sept. 30 column. In the information about research on D, you state it is linked to thyroid disorders, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, heart failure and colon cancer, among other things. I have read vitamin D fights off these disorders, not contributes to them. Was this a misprint? DEAR READER: In essence, yes it was. The article should have indicated, “As research unfolds and theories are validated, deficiency is thought to be linked to thyroid disorders ...” The word “deficiency” did not appear in print. I spoke of insufficient amounts of D at the beginning of the paragraph, but the way the information appeared would lead a person
Priority one for Republicans to regain power
For newly empowered congressional Republicans, priority one must be an extension of the Bush tax cuts. There should be enough votes not only from a new Republican majority, but also from some of the decimated and dispirited (and even newly elected) Democrats. If President Obama is smart, he won’t veto the bill. If the tax cuts are allowed to expire, everyone who gets a paycheck and has taxes withheld is going to see less money in the “net” column starting Jan. 1. Bloomberg.com has published some calculations. It reports that, according to the
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to think just as you did. Thank you for pointing this out. It’s readers like you who keep me on my toes, and I’m grateful you took the time to write. DEAR DR. GOTT: You recently wrote about lichen planus and gold as a risk factor. I’ve had lichen planus for more than five years, and you are the only reference I’ve
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Tax Institute at H&R Block, “for a married couple earning $80,000 a year, increased taxes would drain $221.48 in withholding from a semimonthly paycheck. Married individuals earning $240,000 a year” (just under the $250,000 standard President Obama defines as “rich”)
encountered that claims gold could be a problem. I have two gold bridges and two gold caps. Could these be contributing factors? DEAR READER: This inflammatory condition can affect skin and mucous membranes. When on the skin, it resembles raised, flat bumps or lesions that are itchy and somewhat purple in color. They can crust or scab, resembling poison ivy or other forms of plant dermatitis. When mucus membranes of the mouth are affected, white patches that resemble lace can appear and be quite painful. Lichen planus occurs when the immune system attacks the cells of the skin or mucus membranes. As I previously reported, triggers can include allergens, tat-
“would lose $557.78 to withholding in a single semimonthly paycheck.” Double these figures for a month and multiply by 12 and you quickly see the additional drain on the economy at a time of anemic 2 percent growth. Another example from Bloomberg: teachers, teacher aides and custodial workers who make from $20,000 to $40,000 per year would lose an estimated $50 per paycheck, which is significant at a time when every dollar counts. President Obama has been telling us how much is enough for us to make. Instead, we should be telling
too pigments, specific medications for hypertension, arthritis or heart disease, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen. One source of information for the gold connection I reported on is Medline Plus, which states that risks include “exposure to medications, dyes and other chemical substances (including gold, antibiotics, arsenic, iodides, chloroquine, quinacrine, quinide, phenothiazines and diuretics).” Furthermore, an Oct. 1, 2010, New York Times article indicated a risk of lichen planus from gold. There have been reports of gold caps causing the breakout, but I cannot find sufficient legitiSee GOTT, Page A5
him how much of our money we will allow government to take and spend. That is the theme emerging from the midterm election. To further personalize the cost of allowing the tax cuts to expire, visit a handy government cost calculator called www.mygovcost.org. Type in your level of education, age and current income and the calculator will reveal what future taxes are likely to cost (these are estimates as everyone’s circumstances differ). You will also see how much your money could earn if you
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Nov. 3, 1985 • Clayton Hendrix, Perlita Chavez, Juan Parker and Missey Valerio have been named students of the month at Mesa Middle School. Hendrix, son of Donna Hendrix, is in the eighth grade; Chavez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Luis Chavez, is in the eight grade; Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Parker, is in the seventh grade; and Valerio, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Valerio, is in the seventh grade. • Rebecca Yates has been named a student mentor at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Yates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yates of Roswell, is a sophomore majoring in business and communication. She is a 1984 graduate of Goddard High School.
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invested in the private sector instead of having it go to the federal government. The enormous interest figure should rebut arguments by Democrats who claim refor ming Social Security by allowing money to be invested in the stock market would bankrupt the elderly. There are a number of other credible sources Republicans could use to stop and reverse runaway spending. The Heritage Foundation’s Brian Riedl has identified $343 billion in specific spending cuts the next Congress might enact in the fiscal 2012 budget. Riedl acknowledges that cutting spending won’t be easy. That’s because every dollar spent by the government attracts self-interested supporters. But he maintains the identified cuts should be achievable. Read his spending cut targets at heritage.org. The public is in the mood for repairing America’s crumbling financial house. Democrats will have a more difficult time demagoguing spending cuts when they have been primarily (though not entirely) responsible for the ocean of red
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Items for the Club Calendar must be submitted to the Daily Record at least one week before the event. The club announcements may pertain to women’s clubs, civic clubs, social groups and medical clubs. Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour answering service: 623-0166.
Today 6 a.m. — Early Bird, Alcoholics Anonymous, Dry Harbor Club, 200 E. Van Buren St. 7 a.m. — Sunrise Optimist Club, Hungry American, 3012 N. Main St. Contact: John Jaquess, 622-8866. 8 a.m. — Retirees Golf Association, Cahoon Park. 9 a.m. — Pecos Valley Quilters, Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., until 3 p.m. 9:15-11:15 a.m. — Roswell Women’s Community Bible Study, Christ Church, 2200 N. Sycamore Ave. Contact: Suzanne Boerio, 623-3837.
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mate documentation to support this. Therefore, I suggest you return to your dentist for his or her opinion. DEAR DR. GOTT: I have fingernails with horizontal ripples and lines, and they are concave. Any ideas? I’ve been to several doctors who couldn’t help me. DEAR READER: There are a number of reasons why fingernails become ridged or concave. They include injury, extensive exposure to moisture or
11:30 a.m. — Campus Crusade for Christ “Doing Life Together,” student-led teaching. Fireplace Room, Eastern New Mexico-University. Contact: Ron, 6221137. Noon — Roswell Optimist Club, Hungry American, 3012 N. Main St. Contact Bob Tucker, 420-6195. Noon — Roswell-Pecos Valley Rotary Club, Kwan Den Restaurant, 1000 W. Second St. Contact: John Russell, 622-1850. Noon — Lunch Bunch, Alcoholics Anonymous, Dry Harbor Club, 200 E. Van Buren St. 12:15 p.m. — Roswell Noonday Toastmasters, Candlewood Suites, behind Applebee’s restaurant. Contact: Twyla McKee, 623-0886. 12:30 p.m. — Canasta at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. Everyone welcome. For more information, call the center at 624-6718. 12:30 p.m. — Pinochle Club at Senior Circle, in the Wilshire Mall. Everyone welcome. Contact: 622-0699.
nail polish, fungus and bacterial infection, kidney or liver disease, and various other possibilities. Depressions across the fingernail and horizontal ridging are known as Beau’s lines, which can occur following illness, malnourishment or direct injury to the nail. Horizontal ridges might also be an indication of diabetes. Those that curve inward may be associated with iron-deficiency anemia. Vertical ridges that extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail are common and can occur with advancing age. Speak with your physi-
cian. Ask whether laboratory testing is appropriate. If no abnormalities are found and you don’t have other symptoms, you will at least have some peace of mind. If something is discovered, follow through on his or her recommendations. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is www.AskDrGottMD .com.
Veterans day 2010: A few pros and a con A6 Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The pros are an advanced “thank you” to a whole lot of people, young and old, who are putting this year’s Veterans Day’s events together, and to give you a preview of events being planned. The con addresses the few who wish the event would not happen. This year’s community parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, and will honor "Heroes of Bataan death march.” Parade participants will line up at 9 a.m., Fourth and Fifth streets and Main Street. Tom Blake will entertain in front of the courthouse at 9:30 a.m., with the pre-parade ceremonies starting at 10 a.m. The program will contain a proclamation by the mayor, presentations on the "Field of Honor,” Chaves County Veterans War Memorial, Wreath Across America and community observances. The parade will commence at 10:20 a.m., and will move north along Main Street, arriving at Stapp Field by 10:45 a.m. The NMMI Regimental Parade starts promptly at 11 a.m. Other observances include Veterans Day observance at First Methodist Church at 3
p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7; the annual Veterans Breakfast at NMMI at 8 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Bates Hall — call Dianna at 624-8262 for reservations, followed by a Regimental Parade at 11 a.m.; and a dedication of the Chaves County Veterans Memorial at noon, Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Chaves County Courthouse. Goddard High School will hold its annual Veterans’ Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Veterans will meet for hospitality, then proceed to the gym at 1:45 p.m. You do not want to miss this! The public elementary and middle schools will again hold a poster contest and area
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school bands will participate in the community parade. Thanks to everyone! Now for the con. I recently read a public complaint condemning several things, including paying our country’s resources for the military, and for even having a military in the first place. Guys like that who probably found some sneaky way to avoid or dodge the draft are right out there on the front line today shouting things like, “Why are we wasting our money on soldiers and veterans?” We didn't hear that at the beginning of WWI, WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, the two current wars. It only comes when the threat is over! In response, I’m reminded of the Mike Douglas show when Jane Fonda spouted her usual “nasty” against our soldiers and her support for the communist North Vietnamese. Famous Russian refugee and renowned movie director, Otto Preminger, quietly made his rebuttal, “My dear young lady, in my native country, if you had said the same things you just said about your country and its military, you would have been shot! You would have been immedi-
ately snatched off the show, marched to the back parking lot outside this studio and shot several times in the head with very large bullets to make sure you didn’t talk anymore!” Where were these protectors of the American dollars right after communist nations invaded peaceful countries or more than 3,000 of our own people were murdered by radical Muslims? These stellar Americans are the same ones in Congress who want to pull out of a war we are winning, and then declare “we lost!” The very same “heroes” who don't pay 100 percent combat-disabled veterans their pensions because the vets receive a disability allowance! The very same “concerned citizens” who don't really care if southeast New Mexico veterans have to drive six hours for medical, rehabilitative, dental, eye and other care! Fellow veterans, we did what our country asked so even these ingrates are given the freedom to spew their venom without “being marched to the parking lot to be shot.” God bless.
Special stamping class scheduled today at Senior Circle
Peggy Seskey will be teaching a rubber stamping class today at ENMMC Senior Circle. An experienced and creative instructor, she will be teaching at Senior Circle every first and third Wednesday. Senior Circle is in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. All members are welcome as are prospective members. The stamping group meets at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Senior Circle is sponsored by Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for people in the area age 50 and older. It offers fellowship and activities, health education, parties, travel, discounts, hospital benefits and much more. For more information, call the office at 623-2311.
Pecos Valley Quilters
The Pecos Valley Quilters will be having their business meeting at 10 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 3, at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. The Block of the Month will be handed out. Membership is $20 a year. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call Margaret Tilley at 622-2370.
Roswell Community Little Theatre’s next production is the comedy “Birds of a Feather” by Gary Ray Stapp. Performance dates are at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13, and a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 7 and 14 at RCLT’s theater, 1101 N. Virginia Ave. With a cast of RCLT veterans, audiences are assured of an evening or afternoon filled with laughter! Armed with a sharply judgmental attitude and a pair of binoculars, homeowner Leona Crump is consumed with anxiety over her new neighbors. Will they be California beatniks? Or paroled drug pushers? Or more frightening yet, perhaps someone with children? Her worst fears are realized when an odd-ball "hill-folk" family move in across the street. She quickly realizes that neither God, nor her favorite telephone psychic, has prepared her for the series of showdowns set to take place in her living room. Ticket prices are only $10 for adults and $7 for full-time students. A discount of $2 per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more. Master Card, Visa and Discover cards are accepted. Reservations for Friday and Saturday performances are recommended by calling 622-1982. For more information, log on to www.RoswellLittle Theatre.com.
Healthy Woman Expo
Women, join us for an event that’s all about you! The Healthy Woman Expo & Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. From complimentary health screenings to health education and products, to fantastic door prize giveaways, our goal is to foster a healthier body, mind and spirit among women and their families in the communtiy. For more information, call Healthy Woman at 623-2311.
Sunday Fun Days
Join the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, in the Historical Museum Archive Building, 208 N. Lea Ave., for our Sunday Fun Day lecture series. The presentation will be “I Want to Be Bad: The Flapper and Her Song.” Admission is free to the public. The Sunday Fun Days programs are presented the first Sunday of each month from September 2010 through May 2011 excluding December. The lecture series features local and not so local speakers and historians presenting programs on history of New Mexico, with emphasis on southeast New Mexico. Remember, take some time to learn more about New Mexico and be entertained at the same time at Sunday Fun Days. For more information, call Roger K. Burnett at 6228333.
’Tis the season for holiday shopping, and the 30th annual Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show provides a perfect opportunity This enjoyable event presenting unique handmade creations by artists, artisans and crafters from five states will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. Admission is $1, and children under 12 are free. Holly-Day Magic will feature a wide variety of merchandise, mixing returning favorites with many new exhibitors. Those attending will find fine art, unique clothing designs,
folk art creations, jewelry, holiday items, pottery, soaps, western creations in rope, leather and wood, quilts, purses, salsa, floral arrangements, home décor, baskets, birdhouses, sculptural and functional works in metal, clay and wood, books, bows and dolls, photography, candles, cookbooks and much more. The food offerings are varied as well, ranging from the ever-popular pumpkin rolls and cookies by Debora Lucas, to tasty flavored pecans and popcorn, to the delicious meals prepared for our shoppers by Big D’s Downtown Dive. Extra bonuses will be the hourly drawings for prizes given by the vendors and the beautiful holiday decorations provided by the Holly-Day Magic staff. John Kiker has donated an original framed oil painting titled “Santa Fe Vista” to be raffled to benefit the Roswell Police Athletic League, the event’s sponsor. Two other items have been donated by the show’s vendors for this fundraiser — a beautiful queen-sized quilt by Vernie Hiatt and metal wall art by Bobby Goode. In addition to the Police Athletic League, proceeds from the show also benefit The Assurance Home, The First Tee Program and Roswell students.
The Pecos Valley Duplicate Bridge Club has announced its winners for the week of Oct. 25-30. Monday, Oct. 25 — 5 1/2 tables There was a tie for the first-place overall winners between Marion Riley and Howard Smith and Rose Caldwell and Claribel Marshall; in third were John Yule and Kay Rogers and in fourth, Peter Yeaton and Jim Perkowski. Thursday, Oct. 28 — 5 tables The first-place north-south winners were Jane Miller and Claribel Marshall; in second were Frank Whitney and Jewel Harp. The first-place east-west winners were John Yule and Marion Riley; in second were Bette Bossell and Vi Perkowski. Saturday, Oct. 30 — 5 1/2 tables The first-place overall winners were Peter Yeaton and Judy Farly; in second were Idamaye Sanders and LaNell Sweet; in third were Barbara Leonard and Arthur Brown; and in fourth, Marion Riley and Elaine Hanson. Anyone interested in playing duplicate bridge is invited to call Rose Caldwell at 622-7779.
MUFON to meet
The November meeting of the Chaves County section of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, will convene from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, in classroom LRC-121 in the Learning Resource Center on campus at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. A film will be shown and discussed and the public is welcome to attend. For directions or more information, call Don Burleson at 622-0855.
The Chaves County Pregnancy Resource Center is holding a grand reopening at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, at the center, 2003 S. Main St. The center, which is newly remodeled, serves families in Roswell and the surrounding communities and provides services at no charge, including pregnancy testing, pregnancy counseling, parenting classes, ultrasounds and a 24-hour hotline. The center also has a baby boutique, providing parents with necessary items such as diapers, cribs, strollers and other items. For more information, call Priscilla Graham at 3171733.
Veterans Day program
The public is cordially invited to attend the annual Veterans Day program at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, at the First United Methodist Church. The theme, “They Also Served,” will highlight the contributions of the support groups on the homefront, such as the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots, Rosie the Riveter, the USO, the Army Nurse Corps and other important volunteers whenever our service personnel are called to duty. The program will include speakers from the community, music of the period by the Roswell Community Chorale, the Chancel Choir, the Kaler Bells and Tom Blake. As always, there will be dedications to veterans of all services. Admission is free. Mark your calendars and urge your veteran friends to come with you to this important and patriotic and moving event! For more information, call 622-1881.
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010 Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Where: Roswell Convention and Civic Center Provided by: Roswell Independent School District Make it and take it packets will be given to all parents to take home and work with their children.
Carr Automotive offers complete vehicle repair service
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Carr Automotive Inc., 316 East McGaffey Street, is the place to get your vehicle repaired right the first time. The shop is family owned and operated. Brothers Joe and Dennis Carr handle all the repairs. Carr Automotive has been taking care of Roswell area resident’s automobiles and vehicles for the past twenty-five years, operating until the first of 1994 as Carr Alternator Service, when their late dad (Dale) decided to change the name of the business to better reflect the range of services they provide. “We provide complete automotive repair services,” Dennis and Joe say. Among the many services that Carr Automotive can provide are: • Heating system and air conditioning service; • Engine diagnosis; • Engine repairs; • Engine tune-ups; • Fuel injection and carburetion; • Brake jobs; • Clutches; • Electrical systems; • they also build custom length battery cables; and • they carry and install Interstate batteries. The premium-quality Interstate Battery is priced right and has a nationwide warranty. Dennis and Joe also rebuild starters, alternators and generators, not only for automobiles, but also for tractors and heavy-duty trucks. Customers have come to expect having their vehicles repaired as soon as possible at Carr Automotive. They know you need your vehicle and will try to get it back on the road in a timely manner for you. Carr Automotive has the reputation of doing the job right the first time, so
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Dennis Carr cleans an alternator before repairing it. Carr Automotive, located at 316 East McGaffey Street, offers complete vehicle repair service, including tune ups; heating system and air conditioning service; engine repairs; complete engine overhauls; brake jobs; electrical systems; you need it, they probably can do it.
they rarely see customers coming back with the same problem. “We try to make them happy and to keep them happy,” Dennis says. Rates charged at Carr Automotive are based on the Chilton Guide, the professional standard for the auto repair business. Estimates are given before any work is performed on your vehicle. Be prepared Whether it is hot or cold, your engine and cooling system need to work perfectly in order to keep your vehicle running properly. Carr Automotive can check your hoses, flush your radiator and put in the proper amount of antifreeze to protect it from freezing this winter and from overheating when the temperatures are hot again, damaging cooling system. the (Modern engines use antifreeze as a coolant when the weather is hot.) Batteries are more like-
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state of New Mexico and the people.” Denish, who has served two terms as lieutenant gover nor, was Richardson’s running mate in 2002 and 2006. Martinez made Richardson a central figure in the campaign, running as if the election were a referendum on the Democrat, whose popularity sank amid high unemployment and federal investigations into pay-to-play allegations. In another high-profile contest, embattled Secretary of State Mary Herrera will not be returning for a second term as New Mexico’s top elections official. The Democrat, hampered by allegations of misconduct throughout
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high school to go to work to help support my family after my parents got sick, to being your Congressman — well, I guess the only thing I can say is ‘wow.’” In the race for governor, Susana Martinez made state history by being the first female elected to the of fice. The Republican candidate defeated Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and received the support of Chaves County’s voters, 11,252 to 4,699. “Tonight, we have made history,” said Martinez, during her victory speech in Las Cruces. “Together, we have taken a decisive step toward bringing bold
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strategists once calculated would be theirs with ease. Democrats conceded nothing while they still had a chance. “Let’s go out there and continue to fight,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi exhorted supporters in remarks before television cameras while the polls were still open in much of the country. But not long after she spoke, Democratic incumbents in both houses began falling, and her own fouryear tenure as the first female speaker in history seemed near an end. With unemployment at 9.6 percent nationally, interviews with voters revealed an extraordinarily sour electorate, stressed financially and poorly disposed toward the president, the political parties and the
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talent search for John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. “We just thought it was cool because he’s so young,” Elaine EspinosaSims, director of Testing Services ENMU-R, said. “He’s our youngest tester ever.” If participants in the talent search score above the 95 percentile on the SCAT and pass the state test with honors, they become eligible for the summer learning program at John Hopkins and online academic classes. “He likes learning, and he is above grade level in the work that he’s doing in school,” Cymantha Liakos, John’s mother, said. She added that not only is she proud of his
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her re-election bid, was handily defeated by Republican challenger Dianna Duran, a five-term state senator and former Otero County clerk. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed Duran had more than 58 percent of the vote with nearly 90 percent of precincts reporting. With Duran’s victory, the GOP claims the secretary of state’s office for the first time since 1930. Earlier this year, Herrera was accused by her former elections director of ordering employees to collect signatures for her reelection campaign and soliciting donations from businesses that contract with the state to support training seminars for county clerks’ staff. Herrera denied any wrongdoing. Herrera spent the past
several months trying to convince voters that she cleaned up the secretary of state’s office, saved taxpayers money, returned clean audits and installed a new campaign finance reporting system on a limited budget. Herrera also was criticized by some county clerks for her decision to allow a guber natorial write-in candidate on the ballot despite him not having a running mate. Last week, her of fice was again thrust into the spotlight when county elections of ficials complained of problems with New Mexico’s voter registration computer system. They said early voting was delayed at some locations because poll workers weren’t able to access the system. The county of ficials blamed the secretary of
state’s office for the expiration of a security certificate, which is needed for a secure online connection with the voter registration system. Not all the top spots went to Republicans. Democratic incumbent Gary King has won a second term as New Mexico’s attorney general. With unofficial returns showing 88 percent of precincts reporting, King had almost 53 percent of the vote compared with 47 percent for Republican challenger Matthew Chandler. Chandler, the district attor ney in Curry and Roosevelt counties, hammered on the issue of governmental corruption during the campaign, contending it had a strong hold on New Mexico and the state could not move forward with other priori-
ties until it was addressed. King responded that his office had done much to address corruption, and that’s one reason there had been so much discussion about the subject. He pointed to the gov-
ernmental accountability division he created to deal with corruption and said he’d expand that office in a second term. Chandler has proposed a public corruption hot line for whistleblowers or others with tips on corruption.
change to New Mexico.” Local voters also supported the Republican candidate for the Secretary of State’s office, Dianna Duran, over Democratic incumbent Mary Herrera, 11,516 to 4,368. Duran is the first Republican to be elected to that of fice in about 80 years. In other statewide races, Democrat incumbent State Auditor Hector Balderas defeated Republican Errol Chavez. Chaves County voted 10,068 to 5,551 in Chavez’s favor. State Treasurer James Lewis, D, defeated Jim Schoonover, R. Local residents voted for Schoonover 10,210 to 5,362. Attorney General Gary King, D, won re-election over Matt Chandler, R, despite Chandler receiving the county’s support,
10,004 to 5,915. Also, former state Land Commissioner Ray Powell, D, reclaimed the position after a hiatus and defeated opponent Matt Rush, R, despite the county’s 10,557 to 5,123 support for Rush. Republican state House incumbents Reps. Candy Spence Ezzell and Nora Espinoza took the support of Chaves County voters and defeated their Democrat opponents. “I’m excited the people have spoken,” said Espinoza, who received 3,509 to 1,473 local voter support over her opponent, Ellen Wedum. “We are fixing to take our state back,” said Ezzell, who received 3,509 of the county’s votes compared to her opponent’s,
Chaves County Commissioner Michael T rujillo, 1,635. “We worked our butts off, and I want to thank you all for supporting us,” said Trujillo, at the Democrat headquarters on election night. GOP state House incumbents who ran unopposed, Rep. Dennis Kintigh and House Minority Whip Keith Gardner, received 3,588 and 1,578 votes, respectively. Republican Pat L yons succeeded in the race for Public Regulation Commission against Stephanie DuBois. L yons also took the county’s support 10,987 to 4,616. Republican Magistrate Court judge incumbent John Halvorson defeated Democrat Oscar Gonzalez.
County voters supported Halvorson 7,814 to 2,414. County Incumbent Assessor Ron Lethgo defeated Democrat opponent Fred Moran, 11,071 to 4,608. Residents in Chaves County and statewide voted to approve retaining New Mexico Supreme Court Justices Charles Daniels and Petra Maes, as well as Court of Appeals Judges Michael Bustamante and Celia Foy Castillo. Constitutional Amendments 1, 3 and 4 were supported county and statewide. Voters rejected amendments 2 and 5 — locally and statewide. General Obligation Bonds A, B, and C received statewide support, despite local voters
only backing Bond C. State support for Bond D was split as of press time, however county voters voted against it. Judge for Court of Appeals Position 1 hopefuls Robert Robles, D, and Ned Fuller, R was too close to call by press time. Fuller received the county’s support 10,619 to 4,914. Fifth Judicial District Court judge results also weren’t available. Mark Sanchez, R, took local support over opponent James Templeman, D, 10,155 to 5,403. Record Staff Writers Jonathan Entzminger and Emily Russo Miller contributed to the reporting for this story.
ther gains halfway through Obama’s term, although Andrew Cuomo was elected in New York for the office his father once held. Republicans were certain of at least six Senate pickups, including the seat in Illinois that Obama resigned to become president. Rep. Mark Kirk won there, defeating Alexi Giannoulias. Democratic Sens. Russell Feingold in Wisconsin and Lincoln in Blanche Arkansas were turned out of of fice. In addition, Republicans scored big in races for Democratic seats
without incumbents on the ballot. For mer Rep. Pat Toomey won a close race in Pennsylvania, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven won easily there, and for mer Sen. Dan Coats breezed in a comeback attempt for the Indiana seat he voluntarily gave up a dozen years ago. Democrats averted deeper losses when Gov. Joe Manchin won in West Virginia — after pointedly distancing himself from Obama — for the unexpired portion of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s term, and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was victorious
federal government. Sen.-elect Paul, appearing Tuesday night before supporters in Bowling Green, Ky., declared, “We’ve come to take our government back.” About four in 10 voters said they were worse off financially than two years ago, according to preliminary exit poll results and pre-election surveys. More than one in three said their votes were an expression of opposition to Obama. More than half expressed negative views about both political parties. Roughly 40 percent of voters considered themselves supporters of the conservative tea party movement. Less than half said they wanted the gover nment to do more to solve problems. All 435 seats in the House were on the ballot, plus 37 in the Senate. An additional 37 governors’ races gave Republicans ample opportunity for furtest scores, but “I’m more proud that he works hard and is interested and excited about learning.” Liakos already took the test twice before in 2008 and 2009, scoring above the 95 percentile, but because of his age he was not eligible to take a JHU class. This year, however, he will be old enough to attend classes for three weeks on the Baltimore campus, should he again receive high scores on the test. The JHU Center for Talented Youth, founded in 1979, gives highly able students an opportunity to nurture their intellectual abilities by providing greater academic challenges. About 63,000 students enrolled in the talent search last year, which identifies and assesses academic ability.
Lt. Gov. Diane Denish speaks with running mate Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Colon prior to acknowledging defeat in Albuquerque, Tuesday.
in Connecticut, dispatching Linda McMahon, for mer CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. Sen. Barbara Boxer was elected to a fourth term in California, overcoming a challenge from Carly Fiorina. In California, former Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. was elected to the office he held for two terms more than a quarter-century ago. A Republican takeover of the House would usher in a new era of divided government after two years in which Obama and fellow Democrats pushed through an economic stimulus bill,
a landmark health care measure and legislation to rein in Wall Street after the near collapse of the economy in 2008. Republicans opposed all three of the measures, accusing the president of supporting an ever-expanding role for the government with ever-rising spending. While Obama’s name was not on the ballot, his record and policies were. After nearly two years in power, he and congressional Democrats were saddled politically with the residue of the worst recession since the 1930s.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after a suspected test run in September, last week’s attempted mail bombings from Yemen were a shot in the dark for al-Qaida, which could not have known exactly where its packages were when they were set to explode, U.S. officials said Tuesday. When investigators pulled the Chicagobound packages off cargo planes in England and the United Arab Emirates Friday, they found the bombs wired to cell phones. The communication cards had been removed and the phones could not receive calls, officials said, making it likely the terrorists intended the alarm or timer functions to detonate the bombs. “The cell phone probably would have been triggered by the alarm functions and it would have exploded mid-air,” said a U.S. official briefed on the investigation, who like other officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the case. The official also said Tuesday that each bomb was attached to a syringe containing lead azide, a chemical initiator that would have detonated PETN explosives packed into each printer cartridge. Both PETN and a syringe were used in the failed bombing last Christmas of a Detroit-bound airliner. Officials on three continents thwarted last week’s mail bomb plot, the culmination of more than a month of intelligencegathering, of ficials said. The Obama administration, which has been monitoring intelligence on possible mail plots since at least early September, was preparing new security rules for international cargo in response to the attempted attack. In response, the Obama administration intends to tighten security on U.S-bound cargo. Security officials are considering
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Yemeni policemen stand alert outside the state security court in San’a, Yemen, Tuesday, where the trial of a U.S.-born radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, took place in absentia, accusing him and two other men with plotting to kill foreigners and of being members of al-Qaida.
requiring that companies provide information about incoming cargo before planes take off, one U.S. official said. Currently, the U.S. doesn’t get that information until four hours before a plane lands. A second official said the U.S. will also expand its definition of high-risk cargo, meaning more cargo will be screened from countries known as hotbeds of terrorism. Investigators believe al-Qaida mailed three innocent-looking packages from Yemen to Chicago in mid-September to watch the route they took.
One of those packages contained a copy of British author George Eliot’s 1860 novel “The Mill on the Floss.” Authorities were investigating whether it was a subtle calling card from Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.born Yemeni cleric who has inspired a string of attempted attacks against the West. The militant cleric is now a fugitive, targeted by a U.S. kill or capture list. Yemeni authorities put him on trial in absentia Tuesday, charging him as a new defendant in the October killing of a French security
guard. Al-Awlaki became well versed in English literature while in prison in Yemen from 2006 to 2007 and later posted online book reviews slamming Shakespeare and praising Charles Dickens. Beyond that, however, there was no immediate connection between al-Awlaki and the book found in the package mailed in September, one U.S. official said. The packages shipped to Chicago may have also had another role. Shipping carriers allow Internet users to monitor packages from point to point through the international cargo system. While a test run would have given alQaida a sense of the shipping routes, there was no guarantee the route would be the same a month — or even a day — later, officials at UPS and FedEx said Tuesday. Routes change based on the weather, cargo volume and plane schedules, they said. Neither company lets customers see precisely which planes their packages are on. Sometimes they are packed on cargo planes, sometimes on passenger planes. There is no way for customers to track their packages in real time while in flight, officials with both companies said. Still, knowing the time shipments were logged in leaving Europe and the time they were scanned arriving in Chicago would have given al-Qaida operatives a large enough time window to allow them to have rigged their bombs to blow up somewhere along the way. But a more spectacular and devastating explosion — in the sky, above Chicago for instance — would have been far more difficult to time.
Auditors: Is America overselling diplomacy in Iraq?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration could be overstating what U.S. diplomats can do to contain Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian tensions without U.S. military forces, a State Department audit concluded Tuesday, raising fresh concerns about the planned pullout of American troops next year. The auditors also questioned whether American diplomats who remain behind will be adequately protected against insurgent violence, and their report faulted Washington for its planning of the transition from a U.S. military-led mission in Iraq to
one run by American civilians in 2011. The audit’s findings echo worries expressed by some U.S. defense analysts and for mer diplomats. They say hard-won security gains in Iraq could crumble if U.S. forces leave on schedule. In the latest outbreak of violence, bombings and mortar strikes killed dozens and wounded scores across Baghdad’s mostly Shiite neighborhoods Tuesday. The bloodshed came just two days after gunmen in the Iraqi capital held a Christian congregation hostage in a siege
that ended with 58 people dead. In its report, the State Department’s office of inspector general said stability in Iraq may be years away. It warned that the failure of Iraqi political leaders to for m a unity gover nment has interfered with the “urgent task” of planning for Washington’s post-2011 diplomatic role. Stephen Biddle, an Iraq watcher at the Council on Foreign Relations, said it will be difficult for U.S. diplomats to keep a lid on Sunni-Shiite and Arab-Kurd rivalries in the absence of a sizable American military presence. “Normally, stabilizing a situa-
tion like this requires peacekeepers,” he said. “Peacekeepers are soldiers. That doesn’t say there aren’t important and valuable things that government civilians can do. But ... security protection is important in this environment, and that’s not something State Department civilians do.” The report said the first six months of 2012 are likely to be “especially dangerous as extremists test U.S. resolve and Iraqi security forces’ capabilities.” It questioned whether the U.S. can meet President Barack Obama’s goal of ensuring a safe work environment for remaining U.S.
personnel in Iraq in 2012. “Security risks are expected to increase,” the report said. The auditors said the State Department should “stringently evaluate” whether it has the means to ensure its workers’ safety in Iraq. The report credited the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad with making impressive steps in planning for the transition from U.S. military control. But the planning process “requires clearer and more timely high-level focus and policy guidance from Washington,” including the White House, it said.
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Gallup 68/25 Albuquerque 67/40
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Minutes after the World Series ended, the grounds crew for the Texas Rangers started fixing the pitching mound while the visiting San Francisco Giants celebrated nearby. One of the biggest questions going into the shortest winter ever for the Rangers is whether ace left-hander Cliff Lee will be on that mound in five months, when they begin the 2011 season as defending American League champions. “It goes without saying we want him here,” third baseman Michael Young said. “We want him pitching opening day for the Rangers next year.” Texas defeated the New York Yankees in the AL championship series to get to its first World Series. Beating the deep-pocketed Yankees again — this time for free-agent Lee — could come at a very high cost. Lee was traded July 9 from Seattle to Texas, his fourth team in less than year. This time, the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner gets to decide where he will pitch. “I know I enjoyed it from Day One ’til now. It was a very fun ride and a great group of guys. I can’t say enough about that. It was very fun,” Lee said. “Right now, the season’s over. I’m going to spend time with my family, relax a little bit and that stuff will take care of itself later on.” While Lee helped the Rangers get to the World Series, he lost both of his starts to the San Francisco Giants in the Fall Classic
after looking invincible in the postseason until then. That included Game 5 on Monday night, a 3-1 loss in a rematch of the Series opener against two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum. Still, the Rangers got further than ever before in the franchise’s 50th season. “It was a special season,” Josh Hamilton said. “We were the best team in the American League. There’s something to be said for that. We know what kind of team we are. We know how we can possibly be in the future. “ The Rangers had never won a postseason series, or even a home playoff game, before this year. This was only the 17th winning record in 39 seasons since moving to Texas after the franchise started as the expansion Washington Senators in 1961. “The most exciting part is that we set the bar high now,” said Young, the team’s career hits leader and longest-tenured player after 10 seasons. “There’s a completely different level of expectation for this team and this organization and that’s what we all want to be a part of.” What remains unclear is if that will include Lee, the most prominent of seven free agents. General manager Jon Daniels indicated there will be more money than in recent years to address such matters. That comes courtesy of the new ownership group headed by Chuck Greenberg and Nolan R yan that acquired the
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones is stuck. The Dallas Cowboys are 1-6, going nowhere fast and there’s hardly anything the team’s owner-general manager can do about it.
Everyone is talking about him firing coach Wade Phillips. Jones probably doesn’t see how that would help, or he would’ve done it by now, especially with Phillips all but offering up
The Texas Rangers' Cliff Lee throws during the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants, Monday.
team during a federal bankruptcy auction in August, seven months after agreeing to buy the team from Tom Hicks. It will take a lot of cash to keep Lee deep in the heart of Texas, not far from his Arkansas home.
“We think we’ve got a lot of great things to offer here. He and his family have certainly gotten a taste of that,” Greenberg, the team’s managing partner, said in the clubhouse after the Series. “We’ve got a great future as an organization and we’re
going to be prepared to be aggressive to help make his decision easier.” Greenberg wasn’t specific about what kind of offers the Rangers could make to
his headset with what sounded like a concession speech following a loss at home to mediocre Jacksonville last Sunday. Keeping Phillips would be unpopular — heck, it
already is — but few people are as well-versed in doing unpopular things as Jones, who fired Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson, hired Barry Switzer and cut Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. Criticism doesn’t budge Jones, but money usually does. And that’s likely the crux of all this. If Phillips is fired, he’s still due at least $3 million for 2011. That said, he’s not likely to walk away, especially if he thinks this could be his last NFL head coaching job. Jones, meanwhile, would expect someone he was paying that much to stay on. Sure he could go after a Super Bowl-winning coaches Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy or Jon Gruden, but it’s not that simple. Sure it would shake up the locker room and, with nine games left, give Dallas a head start on a rebuilding plan. Would that be enough or worth the expense of signing one of them?
Then there’s the pending labor war. Jones is a member of the league’s management council executive committee and will have a big role in the upcoming negotiations with the players’ association. He’s dug in his heels, ready for a fight over the collective bargaining agreement that could scrap the 2011 season. “The last time around was a tweak, but this time it’s structural changes,” Jones said. “It’s just totally unacceptable the way it is.” Replacing Phillips would be an indication Jones is preparing for 2011, which would go contrary to the negotiating stance that there might not be a 2011 season. It might explain why he would avoid the risk of paying two coaches not to work next year. The whole CBA-related rationale stems from an interview with Jones last week.
Jones has few options to fix Cowboys
BREWERS PEG ROENICKE AS MANAGER
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have hired Los Angeles Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke to be their new manager, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person requested anonymity because the team has not yet announced the move. An announcement could come this week. The 54-year-old Roenicke has been a member of the Angels’ coaching staff for the past 11 seasons, including the past five as bench coach. He was seen as a long shot candidate in the Brewers’ search to replace Ken Macha, who was fired after two disappointing seasons. The Chicago SunTimes first reported the hiring. Other reported candidates for the Brewers’ job were Chicago White Sox bench coach Joey Cora, former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine and former Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin. Roenicke has never been a full-time major league manager, but has subbed for Mike Scioscia on occasion when the Angels manager was away from the team. Roenicke was the Angels’ third base coach for his first six seasons with the club and became bench coach when Joe Maddon left to become Tampa Bay’s manager. COMMENT OR IDEA?
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Vikings mired in Randy Moss Mess Demons
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna walks off the field after a 35-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Childress and the Minnesota Vikings have another big mess on their hands. Randy Moss’ abrupt departure was just the latest in what has been a season long on drama and short on success for a 2-5 team that started with Super Bowl aspirations. Two people with knowledge of Moss’ status told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Vikings officially waived the Rand native and former Marshall star, less than a month after he arrived in a trade from the Patriots. The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information publicly. From Brett Favre’s late arrival in training camp, through an NFL investigation into improper messages allegedly sent by the quar-
terback a few years ago and now with Moss’ release, the Vikings season has been plagued by distraction and is in danger of spinning completely out of control. “Every time I come to work I see the news trucks sitting out there,” linebacker Ben Leber said. “I feel like something is going on. I roll in and keep my ears open.” It all started with another summer-long courtship of Favre, who again considered retirement after leading the Vikings to the NFC title game in January. Childress sent three of his highestprofile players to Favre’s home in Mississippi in August to convince the gray-haired quarterback to make one more run. Favre has struggled on and off the field this season. His 69.8 quarterback rating See MOSS, Page B2
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The Minnesota Vikings’ Randy Moss runs with a ball during warmups for his game against the New England Patriots, Sunday.
DEXTER — The Dexter volleyball team advanced to the District 5-2A championship match with a 31 victory over Loving on Tuesday. The Demons won Game 1, 25-17, dropped Game 2, 2125 and took the last two games by scores of 25-8 and 25-15. “We had a little hiccup in that second game, but turned it around and played well the rest of the game,” Dexter coach Andy Luikens said. “We started off a little
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Lee. “He’s been great for us here,” Daniels said of Lee. “I don’t know how you can really say exactly what that value is, but it’s been pretty significant for us.” Hamilton, who led the majors with a .359 batting average but went 2 for 20 with one RBI in the World Series, slugger Nelson Cruz and reliever-turned-starter C.J. Wilson, a 15-game winner, are eligible for arbitration. But they are under the team’s control for next season. Joining Lee in free agency are designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero, primary setup reliever Frank Francisco, catchers Bengie Molina and Matt Treanor, and infielders Jorge Cantu and Cristian Guzman. Guerrero had quite a comeback year after an injury-plagued 2009 season with the Los Angeles Angels, who didn’t re-sign the 2004 AL MVP. The 35-year -old slugger hit .300 with 29 homers and 115 RBIs in 152 regular-season games before going 1 for 14 in his first World Series. “There were some that doubted him coming off last year. I think he’s proved some of those people wrong, had a very good year for us,” Daniels said. “Obviously
Yankees finish meetings,
prepare for Lee chase
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have completed two days of meetings and are prepared to pursue left-hander Cliff Lee, the top available pitcher on the free-agent market. In the team’s first offseason following the death of owner George Steinbrenner, New York has said its top priorities are re-signing Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, who all became free agents Tuesday. The Yankees’ No. 1 priority from outside the organization is Lee, an official familiar with the meetings said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcements were made. Lee was 2-0 against the Yankees for Philadelphia in the 2009 World Series and beat New York for Texas in this year’s AL championship series. Lee was 0-2 against San Francisco in the Rangers’ five-game World Series loss. Free agents can start negotiating with all teams starting Sunday. Texas says it hopes to re-sign Lee, the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner for Cleveland. Tampa Bay left fielder Carl Crawford and Rays setup man Joaquin Benoit are among other free agents the Yankees discussed. The Los Angeles Angels also are thought to be interested in Crawford. Tuesday’s session included managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, general manager Brian Cashman, president Randy Levine, chief operating officer Lonn Trost and assistant general manager Jean Afterman.
LOCAL BRIEFS FIRST TEE TO HOLD AUCTION ON NOV. 6
The First Tee of The Pecos Valley will hold a silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 6, at NMMI Golf Course. The auction will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items up for auction include gift baskets, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, hotel and golf packages, golf packages to courses in New Mexico and golf equipment. All proceeds benefit The First Tee of The Pecos Valley. For more information, call 6234444.
TWO-LADY FORE-PLAY GOLF TOURNEY IS NOV. 13
The Two-Lady Fore-Play golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at NMMI Golf Course. The two-lady scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The fee for the tournament is $70 per player, which includes breakfast, lunch, green fees, cart fee, range balls and a mulligan. For more information, contact Kathy Jorgensen at 627-8452 or NMMI Golf Course at 622-6033.
BRUCE RITTER MEMORIAL RUN SET FOR NOV. 13
The inaugural Bruce Ritter Memorial Run, sponsored by the Roswell Runners Club, Ritter & Company and the Roswell Parks & Recreation Department, will be held on Nov. 13. The event will consist of a 20K run, a 10K run, a 2-mile run, a 2mile walk and a 10K walk. The cost is $15 if registered by Nov. 8 and $20 thereafter until race day. For more information, call 6246720.
we’ll look at it all in context.” The one-year contract that Guerrero agreed to last January includes a mutual option for 2011. Francisco missed the final month of the regular season and the playoffs with a muscle strain in his right side. Molina, who gets a championship ring from the Giants after playing there until his July 1 trade, has hinted strongly at retirement. Another priority is the expected new contract for manager Ron Washington, whose original deal — two years with two one-year team options that were exercised — ran through this season. The Rangers have increased their victory total each year under Washington, who was told late in the season he would return. “When I came on board and Jon Daniels hired me, we envisioned that we would put a team together that could compete and maybe one day have an opportunity at a World Series, and here we are,” Washington said. “Everybody has seemed to have gotten on the same page, and I think the future is quite bright.” Washington wasn’t even sure he would be able to keep the job late in the 2009 season, when he offered to resign after admitting to using cocaine once and failing a drug test. Hal Steinbrenner and his brother, co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner, reviewed recommendations from team officials on Monday. NOTES: RHP Chad Gaudin became a free agent Tuesday when he refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. LHP Royce Ring was sent outright to Scranton and OF Melky Mesa was added to the 40-man roster from Class-A Tampa.
National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 1 .750 — New Jersey . . . . . . . . . .2 1 .667 1⁄2 New York . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 .333 1 1⁄2 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 .333 1 1⁄2 Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . .0 4 .000 3 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 0 1.000 — Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 1 .800 1⁄2 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 .500 2 Washington . . . . . . . . . .1 2 .333 2 1⁄2 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 3 .000 3 1⁄2 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 1 .667 — Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 1 .667 — Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3 .250 1 1⁄2 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . .1 3 .250 1 1⁄2 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 4 .000 2 1⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W New Orleans . . . . . . . . .3 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 San Antonio . . . . . . . . . .2 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Oklahoma City . . . . . . . .2 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . .3 Sacramento . . . . . . . . . .3 Golden State . . . . . . . . .2 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . . .0
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Pct GB 1.000 — .750 1⁄2 .667 1 .333 2 .000 3 1⁄2
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Monday’s Games Chicago 110, Portland 98 Sacramento 111, Toronto 108 San Antonio 97, L.A. Clippers 88 Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 100, Cleveland 88 Washington 116, Philadelphia 115, OT Boston 109, Detroit 86 Miami 129, Minnesota 97 Orlando at New York, ppd. Portland 90, Milwaukee 76 Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Charlotte at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Orlando, 5 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 7 p.m. Toronto at Utah, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 8:30 p.m.
TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press (All times Mountain) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, Nov. 3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Rutgers at South Florida GOLF 10 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour/WGC, HSBC Champions, first round, at Shanghai NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Milwaukee at Boston 8:30 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Lakers at Sacramento
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sluggish. I think it was the nerves, but then we settled into things. In the third game, we just started putting the ball in the court. “We eliminated the service errors. We struggled big time with errors in that second game, but we corrected them and passed better in the third game. Beating them 25-8, that’s what I expected out of my girls all along.” Lacyanne Barrows led the Demons (7-14) with 12 kills, while Anissa Ybarra chipped in with seven kills. Dexter hit the road Thursday and will play
Eunice in the championship match. The Demons are 0-2 against the Cardinals this season, but Luikens expects his team to be competitive. “The last time we played them, the score didn’t reflect how we played,” he said. “I expect us to be competitive in this next game. We have had a couple of good practices.” Hannah Manemann picked up seven kills for Dexter and Haley Norris collected four service aces.
NMMI 109, Pullaski Tech 70 HOBBS — The NMMI men’s basketball team
Roswell Daily Record picked up its second win in as many games as they dominated Pullaski Tech 109-70 in the Thunderbird Classic. The Broncos (2-0) were led by Mike Buffalo’s 18 points, while Jon Marsh finished with 12 points. Stephen McCray, Mark Royster and Ryan Smith all collected 11 points for NMMI. “We played well today,” NMMI coach Sean Schooley said. “Anytime you put up those numbers you played well. But we have to do some improving. We didn’t shoot free throws too well and still managed to rack up 109 points. “Against some tougher opponents like New Mexico
Junior College, we have to knock down our free throws. We have to do a better job rebounding and we have to cut down on some silly mistakes. Everybody got some playing time tonight. “I think we rebounded the ball better than our first game. We didn’t give them as many second and third opportunities. We didn’t turn it over near as much this game. Overall, the guys played well and i’m proud of their performance.” The Broncos hit the hardwood again today as they square off against New Mexico Junior College at 7 p.m.
2010 NMAA 1A State Football Championships 1. Hagerman
4. Mesilla Valley Chr.
Nov. 12 or 13 at Hagerman
Nov. 5 or 6 at Mesilla Valley Chr.
Nov. 19 or 20
2. Fort Sumner 3. Escalante
Nov. 12 or 13 at Fort Sumner
SCOREBOARD Nov. 5 or 6 at Escalante
Thursday’s Games New York at Chicago, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 8:30 p.m.
Magic-Knicks postponed for MSG safety concerns
NEW YORK (AP) — The Orlando MagicNew York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden was postponed Tuesday because of safety concerns after debris fell into the arena during overnight cleaning of asbestos-related materials. Saying it was using “an abundance of caution,” MSG released a statement saying it consulted with the NBA and decided to postpone the game, and wouldn’t reopen the building until it was assured the arena was safe. A spokesman for New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection, Farrell Sklerov, said the agency’s inspectors were on the scene and had determined that no asbestos had been released. Garden officials, he said, apparently became concerned after two air quality monitoring stations set up in the arena seating area were triggered while a crew was clearing debris from the building’s attic. Subsequent testing, however, revealed that the dust particles that set off the alarm didn’t contain asbestos fibers. The material is only dangerous if it is damaged, produces airborne dust and is inhaled. The work was done by maintenance staff in the attic above the ceiling following the New York Rangers’ game and prevented workers from laying down the Knicks’ hardwood floor. The ice surface was still down as of Tuesday afternoon. In its statement, MSG said it would work with the city and independent experts ATC Associates and GCI Environmental Advisory to determine the next steps. “As the safety of our customers and employees are our top priority, we will not reopen the Garden until we are absolutely assured the arena is safe,” the statement said. ATC and GCI did not immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press. No makeup date for the Magic-Knicks game has been announced. MSG said it would provide information about future events once they have been determined. The Knicks are scheduled to play at home against Washington on Friday. The arena will host Roger Waters: The Wall Live on Saturday, and the Knicks and Rangers will play a doubleheader Sunday. Should the arena remain closed for a lengthy period, the Knicks might have to look elsewhere to play temporarily. The Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., could be considered now that the New Jersey Nets have moved their home games to the Prudential Center in Newark. Opened in February 1968 and known as “Garden IV,” the Garden is in the early stages of a renovation that began last summer. It’s expected to cost between $775 and $850 million, with extensive work slated for the summers of 2011 and 2012. It’s the second recent arena-related postponement for the Magic. The exhibition game against Miami that was scheduled for the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., was canceled because of slippery court conditions after arena officials said an oil-based cleaning solution was mistakenly applied.
Rivers on pace to shatter Marino’s passing record
SAN DIEGO (AP) — To Philip Rivers, it’s just a number. A big number, at that. Halfway through what’s been a stinker of a season for his San Diego Chargers, Rivers has passed for 2,649 yards. That’s more than any other NFL quarterback has thrown for in the first eight games and has Rivers on pace to shatter Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 yards in 1984. Rivers is interested in the record pursuit only if it means more victories for the Chargers. The four-time defending AFC West champions are scuffling along at 3-5 because of an unfathomable number of turnovers and special teams blunders in Norv Turner’s fourth season as head coach. “That wouldn’t be one of the things I even think about coming into a year,” Rivers said of Marino’s record. “If we can keep going and executing like we are, protecting the ball and winning games, if that comes with it, I mean. ... Certainly where we sit at the halfway mark and all that, I’m not thinking, ‘Ooh, let’s make sure we go and do that.’ We just want to go win. If we throw for 230 the rest of the way out and win the rest of them, I won’t see it as a missed opportunity.” Rivers is averaging slightly more than 311 yards per game, which projects to 5,298 through 16 games. Rivers has been part of the
Chargers’ problem this season, throwing seven interceptions and losing three fumbles. The Chargers have committed 19 turnovers, two more than all of last season. But when he’s on, the Chargers can be unstoppable. Rivers hasn’t had all of his receivers available, mostly because of injuries and also because of Vincent Jackson’s absence. Jackson sat out until last week in a contract dispute, and is one game into a threegame, team-imposed suspension. Then again, as long as star tight end Antonio Gates can continue to play through the pain of a turf toe, the Chargers have one of the most lethal combinations in the league. Rivers has completed 40 passes to Gates for 663 yards and nine touchdowns. Gates had five catches for 123 yards, including a 48yarder for the go-ahead touchdown, in Sunday’s 33-25 win against Tennessee that may have saved San Diego’s season. Rivers also completed 14 passes to four running backs. Rivers had 305 yards Sunday, his fifth 300yard game of the season, tying his career high from last season. He needs three more to tie Hall of Famer Dan Fouts for the club record. “He’s playing as well as a guy can play,” Turner said. “He’s seeing the field, handling pressure and throwing the ball where only the offensive guy can get it.” Most of the time, anyway. Rivers’ 2,649 yards through eight games bettered the old NFL mark of 2,580 by Fouts in 1982. “It’s really humbling, to be honest with you,” Rivers said. “Just being a fan and the way I love the game, growing up watching these guys, when you sit down and humbly look at it, it’s like, ‘Man, am I really on a list with some of these guys?’ “ Fouts was in the CBS broadcast booth for the Titans game and will be again when the Chargers travel to Houston this Sunday. The two talk during production meetings. “It’s always fun,” Rivers said. “He always has different stories. It’s always a pretty easy conversation there.” Rivers and Fouts are the only Chargers quarterbacks to throw for 4,000 yards in a season. Rivers has two straight 4,000-yard seasons, including a career-best 4,254 last year. If he can crack 5,000, he’d join a group that includes only Marino and former teammate Drew Brees. After the 2005 season, the Chargers kept Rivers and let the injured Brees leave as a free agent. Brees threw for 5,069 yards in 2008, 15 yards short of Marino’s record. Brees led the New Orleans Saints to the Super Bowl title in February. Rivers remains the only member of the Big Three of the 2004 draft class without a Super Bowl ring. Eli Manning — swapped for Rivers on draft day 2004 — has one and Ben Roethlisberger, two. The Chargers profess to strive for balance — they ran for 156 yards on Sunday — but their best bet comes when the ball’s in Rivers’ hands. “Man, you want him on your team because he’s going to make something happen,” running back Darren Sproles said. “I think he’s having a monster season,” said left tackle Marcus McNeill. McNeill doesn’t like talking about midseason stats, though. He likens it to a teammate talking to a pitcher during a no-hitter. “He’s in a groove right now. Hopefully we can keep him in it,” McNeill said. “Just his character as a leader and his competitiveness is probably second to none in the NFL, especially at the quarterback level. He can take us wherever we want to go. A lot of times we end up hurting ourselves. Those are the mistakes we want to make sure we eliminate.” Some of Rivers’ yardage has come because the Chargers have been behind in so many games this year. His 455 yards at Seattle — he broke Fouts’ single-game record of 444 — came in a loss, as did his 431-yard effort at Oakland. “There’s been games where we’ve been put in position to throw it a little more,” Rivers said. “But at the same time we’ve executed, in a lot of ways, the passing game at a high level. I think it’s a reflection of all of us — the guys up front, to protect on those passes and the guys making plays. To say it doesn’t mean anything would be inaccurate, but at the same time I certainly would trade it for a few more wins. But hopefully there’s a lot more yards this second half and at the same time they’re going to translate to a lot more wins.”
’Skins work out ex-Oakland QB Russell
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell worked out with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, just three days after Donovan McNabb was benched in the closing minutes of a loss to Detroit. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Russell was one of many players, including at least one other quarterback, who were getting a look from the team.
“We’ll evaluate him and everyone else out there,” Shanahan said. The Redskins routinely invite out-of-work players for workouts on Tuesdays, but the timing of Russell’s visit only added to the team’s quarterback drama of the last few days. McNabb’s benching raised questions about the six-time Pro Bowl player’s future with the team, and coach Mike Shanahan added to the confusion by offering varying explanations for the decision. Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft, was released in May after three disappointing seasons with the Raiders. He regressed on the field, was fined for being overweight and was criticized by the coaching staff for his work ethic. Kyle Shanahan praised Russell’s talents, but said the other factors do come into consideration when evaluating a player. “I don’t think you consider anyone just based off of talent,” Kyle Shanahan said. “Everyone in the NFL’s pretty talented. (It’s) other stuff that really separates you. He is very talented, so I think he can overcome some of the stuff that he struggled with. I don’t really know that personally, but if he looks like he’s in good shape out here and he’s working, and that’s all you can evaluate. Sometimes when guys do get a second opportunity, they can change their stripes.” The Redskins also worked out quarterback J.P. Losman; nose tackle William Joseph; defensive end Charles Grant and receiver Chad Jackson.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Declined their 2011 option on LHP Mark Hendrickson. BOSTON RED SOX — Named Curt Young pitching coach. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with SS Omar Vizquel on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS — Declined their 2011 option on SS Jhonny Peralta. National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Named Derek Lilliquist bullpen coach. Named Greg Hauck trainer and Barry Weinberg assistant trainer. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Exercised their 2011 option on 1B Adrian Gonzalez. BASKETBALL
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Asked how the labor uncertainty factors into his decision about a coaching change, he said: “I wouldn’t try to or weight how that impacts decisions, but certainly you aren’t going to see a lot of coaching changes as we go into next year.” He clarified that “we” meant the NFL and that “next year” meant the league’s fiscal year. Then he ended that line of discussion, saying, “I’m not going to go into why.” Jones still could fire Phillips without making a dent in his payroll. The easiest move would be promoting someone already on the staff, such as offensive coordinator Jason Garrett (once viewed as the head coach-in-waiting), receivers coach Ray Sherman or special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, who is loud and profane on the practice field, the antithesis of Phillips’ style.
NBA Development League RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS — Traded G-F Robert Vaden to Tulsa for G Mustafa Shakur. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed DE James Ruffin to the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released LB Jason Williams. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Placed C Eric Heitmann on injured reserve. Arena Football League PITTSBURGH POWER — Signed QB Anthony Morelli, PK Paul Edinger, DE Neil Purvis, WR Mike Washington, DB Carlos Campbell, OL Michael Byrne, CB Kenny Lewis, DE Terrance Carter, C Steven Brazzle, DL Demetrius Taylor, OL Richi Anderson, OL Peter Fields, DL Callahan Bright, OL Sione Ohauafi and S Tyrrell Herbert. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Assigned F Ben Smith and F Ryan Potulny to Rockford (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Loaned F Jon Sim to Bridgeport (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Assigned F Jeff Tambellini to Manitoba (AHL). COLLEGE CLEMSON — Announced women’s basketball coach Itoro Coleman is taking a temporary leave of absence for the birth of her child. Named women’s assistant basketball coach Karleen Thompson interim coach. ROANOKE — Named Nick Jones assistant baseball coach.
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ranks 29th in the NFL and he has thrown 11 interceptions after being picked off just seven times all of last season. He is also in the middle of a league investigation into allegations that he sent a game-day hostess inappropriate messages while both worked for the New York Jets in 2008. Then Childress, with injuries to Pro Bowl receivers Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin, sent a third-round draft pick to New England on Oct. 6 for Moss, a player with a long history of clashing with management and coaches. “Pull out your number 84 jerseys, man,” Moss said at the time to a euphoric Vikings fan base. “I think this is going to be a fun ride.” More like a stunningly brief one. This ride didn’t last much longer than an inexperienced cowboy atop a prized rodeo bull, and it may have inflicted just as much damage. The latest headlinegrabbing incident has put Childress in the crosshairs. Owner Zygi Wilf declined to comment through a team spokesman and there is speculation that the coach, despite signing a five-year extension last season, could be in trouble if things continue to crumble.
No Happy Meal for you! Roswell Daily Record
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For some veggies-hating children, Happy Meals won’t be so happy anymore. San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 on Tuesday to approve an ordinance that would limit toy giveaways in fast food children’s meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat. It also requires servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal. If it survives an expected veto from Mayor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco would become the first major city in the country to pass such a law aimed at curbing childhood obesity. It would go into ef fect December 2011 if supervisors again approve it after Newsom’s veto. A similar ordinance has been approved in California’s Santa Clara County, where it affected about a dozen restaurants. Supervisors and activists who support the measure said they hoped obesitycurbing efforts like it would eventually spread to other cities, states and the country. “From San Francisco to
Sharon Glenn Jackson
Sharon Glenn Jackson, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away unexpectedly at her home in Albuquerque, Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. She was born to Bill Sr. and Gloria Glenn on Feb. 4, 1954, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Roswell. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her fiancé, Dr. Scott Wright, of the home; son, Lance Jackson, of Austin, Texas, daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Bobby Latner; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Shawn McCasland; and daughter, Amelia Jackson, all of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her loving mother, Gloria Glenn; brother and sisterin-law, Bill and Sue Glenn; sister, Patricia Glenn; niece, Melanie Glenn and Jef f Bannister, all of Roswell; nephew and wife, Kyle and Brittany Glenn, of Las Cruces; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Andrew and Velma Glenn, and Salvatore and Lena Gangemi. Sharon attended St. Peter Catholic School, Roswell High School, Loretto Academy in El Paso, New Mexico State University and Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. Sharon worked for Chaves County for more than 25 years and retired in 2008. She started working in the computer department putting the
Births Roswell Regional Oct. 30 To Amanda and Ben Lueras, a boy Nov. 1 To Angela R. and Miguel A. Valdez, a boy Marriage Licenses Nov. 1 Barney William Montoya, 26, Hobbs, and Donna L. Gutierrez, 30, Roswell Felipe Salinas, 37, and Marissa Sanchez Arango,
New York, the epidemic of childhood obesity in this country is making people sick, making our kids sick, particularly kids from lowincome neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Eric Mar, who proposed the law. McDonald’s Corp. representatives, who say the law would take the joy out of the Happy Meal, derided the vote outside of lawmakers’ chambers at City Hall. The company also said the law threatens business and restricts parents’ ability to make choices for their children. The ordinance includes an amendment indicating that it would not restrict restaurants’ free speech or advertising. Food companies have come under fire in recent years for their marketing to children. Scott Rodrick, an owner and operator of 10 McDonald’s restaurants in the city, said after the vote, “there will be sales loss, there may be jobs impacted, and I know the city of San Francisco will lose tax income to people wanting a McDonald’s experience without government intervention.”
county on the computer, which took her through the Assessor’s Office, Treasurer’s Of fice, and Clerk’s Of fice. Then she transferred to work as a juvenile detention jailer. From there, she worked in the Clerk’s Office for several years until she became secretary for Fire and Emergency and County Planning and Zoning. While working as Chaves County safety officer, she could be seen climbing on all of the Road Department equipment and fire trucks and the Sheriff’s Department vehicles, making sure everyone under her watch was safe. She was certified in CPR and taught CPR and driver’s safety classes to county employees and the Mounted Patrol. Her last position was loss control specialist. In everything she did, she took pride and wanted to do the best job she could. It’s funny how her last job with the county put her back at the same address where she was born, St. Mary's Place. She touched many lives while she did her job and they all touched her life, too! She was a warrior for human rights. If she was on your side, you knew that whatever the outcome would be, it would be done right. She was kindhearted and loving. She was a wonderful mother who adored her children, and their friends knew her door and arms were always open. Sharon enjoyed the symphony and Little Theater plays. Sharon and Scott could be seen dancing in line at Furr’s Cafeteria as Johnny Revell played piano and sang. Their lives were full and happy with simple things. She relocated to Albuquerque to be closer to her daughters. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of her life held at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road,
31, both Clovis Nov. 2 Cecil R. Chadwick, 51, and Tonya L. Chadwick, 42, both Roswell
Municipal Court Oct. 28 Judge Larry G. Loy Arraignments Possession of drug parapher nalia — Alejandro Moreno, 105 E. Ballard St. Apt. 2; fined $129. Unlawful use of license — Debbie A. Contreras,
On Tuesday, San Francisco city lawmakers approved legislation that they hope will force fast-food chains such as McDonald’s to make their children’s meals healthier or stop selling them with toys.
Rodrick said none of his current menu items would be allowed under the nutritional guidelines in the ordinance. Those standards have been criticized by the company, that said proponents lack the evidence to support the claim that they would help reduce obesity. Rodrick also pointed out that anyone could circumvent the law easily. “Some-
one doesn’t have to travel very far — a mile outside San Francisco — to get the traditional McDonald’s Happy Meals experience.” Concepcion Dawes, a 20year -old mother of a 2year-old, said she supports the ordinance. “Fast food is really fattening, and it’s really addicting, and sometimes it’s hard to tell a child no,” she said.
Roswell, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome! Come share a story about Sharon and how she touched your life. Anyone wishing to express condolences may do so at welovemimi.com.
Linda Ruth Lorton-Smith
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Church of the Nazarene, 901 E. Country Club Road, for Linda Ruth LortonSmith, 68, who passed at her home on Nov. 1. 2010. The Rev. Randy Elfman will officiate. Linda was cremated according to her wishes. Burial of ashes will follow after services at South Park Cemetery. Linda was born Jan. 12, 1942, in Roswell, to Melvin and Mildred Willingham Lorton. Her father preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Smith. She is survived by her mother, Mildred Walton; son, Brock Starns; daughters, Kelly Strange and Lesley Singleton; sisters, Vickie Wilbanks and Carol Rankin; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Linda lived in Roswell all of her life. She was a member of Central Church of the Nazarene. Linda was a caregiver for Home Health. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneral-
207 E. Summit St.; fined $258 and 5 days in jail days and $300 suspended in lieu of 9 days community service, to report on Oct. 28.
Criminal trespass — Mark A. Campbell, 409 E. Third St.; fined $229 $200 suspended in lieu of 3 days community service, to report Oct. 28. Failure to appear for arraignment and possession of drug paraphernalia — Luis C. Mendoza, 502 S.
Funeral services are scheduled at First Baptist Church in Hager man on Nov. 4, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., for Jo L yles, 76, who passed away Oct. 31, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. The Rev. Walt Issacs will officiate. Burial will follow in Hagerman Cemetery. Jo was the daughter of a Baptist minister. She lived in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Jo worked at White’s Auto Store in Abilene, Texas, where she met her husband Z.T. L yles, and later married him on Feb. 7, 1954. Her father, Richard F. Hamilton, officiated at their wedding. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Vivian Hampton; and brother, Troyce O. Hampton. Jo is survived by her husband of 56 years, Z.T L yles; son, Steven L yles, and wife, Anna, of Las Cruces; daughters, Karen Scott, and husband, Ky, of Artesia, and Janice Robbins, and husband, Randy, of Canyon, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Katie, Matthew, Amanda, Joanna, Susanna, David, Taylor, Kyle, LaShell and Cory; two great-grandchildren, Ella and Madison; and a sister, Ozelle Sawyer, of Texas City, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hagerman and the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. Jo
Wyoming Ave. No. 201; fined $329 and 4 days in jail - days and $300 suspended in lieu of 9 days community service, to report on Oct. 28. Trials Noise generally — Frank Martinez, 902 N. Ohio Ave.; fined $129. Turn signals, stop sign, red lights, immediate notice of accident, careless driving and eluding or attempting to elude an officer — Frank Martinez, 902
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Handwritten Obama letter fetches $7,000 DETROIT (AP) — Jennifer Cline said having President Barack Obama think enough about her family’s struggles to send a handwritten letter promising “things will keep getting better” was priceless — until she was offered $7,000 for the handwritten note. That’s when the 28year -old mother of 2and 9-year-old boys from southern Michigan, who has been unemployed since losing her job as a pharmacy technician in 2007, decided selling the memento to a persistent autograph collector was a good way to put a dent in her family’s growing pile of bills. Cline said it took her about five minutes to write the three-page letter last year detailing on notebook paper how her family was faring despite job losses and her ongoing medical battles. She wrote, “I don’t have a job now. But I do know people are getting them.” Obama’s signed, two-
graduated early from Lorraine High School in Lorraine, Texas. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years and also a supervisor in Hagerman at the Recreation Center. Jo enjoyed oil painting with her friends. She was also an avid reader. Jo was very involved in her children’s school activities. Pallbearers will be Mike O’Steen, Boyd Sawyer, Lonnie Lyles, Jody Lyles, Greg Lyles and Joe Luiz. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Harrell, Carl Dennis, Buddy Shipman, Zan King, Bill Colwell, T imothy Hampton and Kendall Moss. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.
Graveside services for Marcial Martinez, 57, of Roswell, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at South Park Cemetery, with the Rev. George Cruz officiating. Marcial passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Lubbock, Texas. Marcial was bor n in Mayaquez, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 29, 1952, to Rafael Martinez and Isabel Caban Martinez. He married Darlene Martinez Lussow on March 11, 1991, in Las Vegas, N.M. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and son who will be missed by all who love him. After years of fighting ill-
N. Ohio Ave.; Plea agreement - fined $869. Handicapped parking zone — David Bizzell, 1612 S. Washington Ave.; Plea agreement - fined $29 and deferred for 90 days until Jan. 18. Not to receive any parking or traffic violation. Accidents Unknown date, time and location — vehicle owned by Manuel Chapa, Roswell Nov. 1 11:39 a.m. — 4 E.
line handwritten response on White House stationery arrived in Cline’s mailbox in January, was addressed to “Jennifer” and read, “Thanks for the very kind and inspiring letter. I know times are tough, but knowing there are folks out there like you and your husband give me confidence that things will keep getting better.”’ Cline said the collector first contacted her in April, and each subsequent correspondence delivered a higher offer. When it reached $7,000 about a month ago, she said the answer seemed obvious. She said selling the keepsake was an “enormous decision,” but she made a single copy and has no regrets. “For one minute out his day, the president read my letter and thought about me. That’s never happened to me.”
ness, he finally went home to be with our Lord on Oct. 17, 2010. Marcial enjoyed life and had a unique sense of humor; he was one of a kind. Marcial was a very hard worker and always took care of his family. He had a heart of gold, and saw the greater good in everyone. His memories will continue to live on in all of our hearts, HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.“We Love You, Papa.” He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Darlene Martinez, of Roswell; two sons, Marcial P. Martinez, and wife, Joni, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Howard S. Martinez, and wife, Desire, of Las Vegas; four daughters, Sonja R. Rodriguez, and husband, Lazaro, of Roswell, Eddi/E.J. Martinez, and husband, Rick, of Las Vegas, Tanisha S. Ortiz, and husband, Efren, of Roswell, and Alicia K. Larrinaga, and husband, Luis; two brothers, Joe Martinez, of Florida, and Orlando Martinez, and wife, Maria, of Florida; a sister, Maria Hernandez, and husband, Tony; his father, Rafael Martinez, of Puerto Rico; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Marcial was preceded in death by his mother, Isabel Martinez; and his brother, Robert Martinez. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory
Michael J. O’Dette
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Michael O’Dette, 60, who passed away Nov. 1, 2010, at University of New Mexico Hospital. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.
Eyman St.; driver — Luz Landeros, 54, and vehicle owned by Guadalupe Hermosillo, both Roswell 1:48 p.m. — Main Street; drivers — Ashley Sarks, 24, Roswell, and Veronica Avila, 43, Dexter 2:05 p.m. — North Main Street; drivers — Leslie Summers Jr., 29, Artesia, and Corrina Madrid, 28, Roswell 5:05 p.m. — 200 W. Walnut St.; drivers — Gustavo Romero, 22, and Suzanne Oswald, 48, both Roswell
B4 Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Family Circus
DEAR ABBY: A male cousin sent me an invitation to his wedding. I have met his fiancee a few times at family reunions and weddings, and she seems very sweet. The problem is my cousin sexually abused me for many years when I was younger. I have no desire to attend his wedding. Am I obligated to send a card or a gift? I don’t want his fiancee to think I don’t like her, but it makes me sick to think of celebrating his marriage after what he did. What do I say when other family members ask why I’m not going? Am I obligated to tell her what he did? NEEDS TO KNOW IN TEXAS DEAR NEEDS TO KNOW: A young man who sexually abuses someone “for years” is a predator. And while the news may not be greeted warmly, you should say something to your cousin’s fiancee before she marries him. You could benefit from talking to a counselor who specializes in sexual abuse Dear Heloise: I have found a great tip — leave the pit in whatever dish you make with AVOCADOS, and the dish will not brown. Thank you for your great hints. Jeannie M., via e-mail
Jeannie, this is an old hint that many people do. However, the Heloise update is that the pit does not keep guacamole from turning brown. Oxygen is the villain that causes avocados or guacamole to brown. Leaving the pit in the avocado half will protect only the surface that the seed touches. Better to press plastic
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to make sure the effects of what happened to you don’t affect you in the future. The counselor can help you decide what to do from there. If you don’t attend the wedding, you are under no obligation to send a gift or a card.
DEAR ABBY: I could never figure out why “Margaret,” my wife of 20 years, married me. After our wedding she tried to give me an image makeover. She’d buy me clothes I left hanging in the closet. She’d contradict and correct me in public. In general, she’d find fault with almost everything I did. She put me down often, and if I reacted, she would either claim it wasn’t what she meant to
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wrap over the surface to keep air out.
Here in Texas, guacamole is a staple of Mexican food. The California Avocado C o m m i s s i o n (www.avocado.org) has some great information on its website. You might have
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say or tell me, “You do it, too.” I finally gave up and left her. Margaret has an excellent reputation, so people try to pry into why I left her. When I tell them I won’t bad-mouth her, they tell me she says plenty about me. My response is, “Then you know all there is to know, don’t you?” Two women close to my age, plus one college-age girl, are trying to pursue me. I’m afraid if I don’t leave this area, Margaret will allege that I left her for one of them. Your thoughts, please. KEEPING MUM IN CLEVELAND
DEAR KEEPING MUM: You didn’t mention how long ago your marriage ended or whether your divorce is final. But regardless, aren’t you tired of worrying about what your ex is saying about you? The marriage is over — kaput! A move isn’t necessary. An effective way to ensure that no one spreads a rumor that you left Margaret for one woman would be to spend time being seen dating ALL of them.
heard that avocados are high in fat, and they are, but it’s good fat! One-fifth of an avocado (about 1 ounce) has about 50 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. A plate of Tex-Mex food looks lonely without a dollop of guacamole! Heloise
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Dear Heloise: Our family has a favorite recipe that uses Dijon mustard. I was out of that ingredient one day, so I substituted spicy brown mustard. It worked great, and no one could tell the difference! It is also cheaper than Dijon mustard. Willa Coe, San Clemente, Calif.
Dear Heloise: When I have roast pans or skillets that require scouring to clean them, I put water and a small amount of dishwashing liquid in them, put them on the stove, and let the residue cook off. Then they are easily washed with just a sponge or cloth in the dishpan. Nancy in Wilmington, Del. Dear Heloise: I read the suggestion to put a plastic bag into foodstorage containers. I have a better idea: Get a dry marker to mark the container. The marking can be wiped off when it’s dry. If you wash the container, the marking won’t come off while it’s wet, but a plastic scrubber will take it off easily. Claude Bedell, Mission Viejo, Calif. Dear Heloise: Your advice to blend oatmeal to get quick oatmeal reminded me: I buy two boxes of oatmeal at a time. The first box we add to the instant packets to “unsweeten” them. The second box I food-process to use in place of some of the flour in most of my recipes. Muffins are particularly improved by the added texture/fiber. Another thing I do to get more whole grain in our food: I buy both white and whole-grain flour. Then I mix about 1 part whole grain flour to an equal amount of white flour. B.J. Raver in Pennsylvania
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Discovering Dinosaurs Dinosaurs in America
Do dinosaurs fire up your imagination? If so, you are not alone. These ancient creatures amaze people throughout the world. We are learning more about dinosaurs all the time. The Mini Page talked with a dinosaur expert at the Smithsonian Institutionâ€™s National Museum of Natural History to learn about new discoveries.
A wide open field A new dinosaur species, or type, is discovered about every seven weeks, experts say. There are no signs that the number of discoveries is slowing down. More dinosaur discoveries have been made in the last 20 years than in any other period. In the last 25 years, countries such as China, Mongolia and Argentina have opened up to more dinosaur hunters. The only limit to dinosaur finds in these areas is that there arenâ€™t enough paleontologists (paylee-uhn-TAH-luh-jists), or people who study ancient fossils. Fossils are the preserved remains of plants and animals.
Dinosaur planet Dinosaurs roamed the Earth from about 230 million to 65 million years ago. (Different types lived at different times during those years.) They lived everywhere on the planet. Today, dinosaur remains are all over the world, wherever land existed millions of years ago. The only areas where there are no dinosaur bones are new places on Earth, such as Hawaii. Hawaii has been formed by volcanic action since the time of the dinosaurs. Dinosaur fossils can be found on every continent, including Antarctica. Dinosaurs lived in every climate â€” in deserts, forests and on cold mountains.
For more than 100 years, most dinosaur discoveries were made in Europe or North America. Many of the most famous dinosaurs, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex, were discovered in North America. Colorado, Montana and Wyoming have been dinosaur treasure troves. Even now, 150 years after some of the first discoveries in those areas, there is still an abundance of dinosaur fossils. Dinosaur hunting in the United States is limited by development and land ownership. For example, experts know there are dinosaur fossils under Washington, D.C., but no one is going to dig under the Capitol to find them. Dinosaur bones might be discovered there only if unearthed during digging for construction.
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Rookie Cookieâ€™s Recipe
Turkey Barbecue Youâ€™ll need: s TEASPOONS SUGAR s 12 cup water s TEASPOON PREPARED MUSTARD s 14 cup barbecue sauce s CUPS COOKED CHOPPED AND s 14 cup ketchup shredded turkey breast s 14 cup apple cider vinegar s TEASPOON 7ORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE s HAMBURGER BUNS What to do: 1. Combine water, barbecue sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and mustard in a large nonstick skillet. 2. Mix well and add turkey; heat until just boiling. 2EDUCE HEAT AND SIMMER WITHOUT A COVER FOR TO MINUTES 4. Serve on buttered and toasted hamburger buns. Serves 6. You will need an adultâ€™s help with this recipe.
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