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CONCERTS IN PARK BEGIN JUNE 3

Summer nights in Roswell have just become more exciting. Sounds of classic rock, blue grass, country and jazz will soon fill the air in Cahoon Park on Friday nights. The family-friendly sixth annual Summer Concerts in the Park series will kick off June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Cahoon Park. It’s a plethora of cultures and diversity in an art form .... - PAGE C1

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Fifty-three brightly colored hot air balloons dotted the Roswell skyline early Saturday morning as pilots and balloon crews from all over the Southwest partook in the 24th annual Old Timers Balloon Rally weekend festivities. Hundreds of spectators who woke up at dawn’s first light to see the balloons launch at the Wool Bowl Sports Complex Russ DeKay Soccer Field watched in wonder as the lime green Alien Inflation, the rainbow-colored Skittles, and the bumblebee shaped Joelly, Baby Bee, to name a few, took flight. As the adults drifted away, a few lucky children went on short rides while the balloon, Pepper mint Patty TU, was still tied to the ground with ropes, something called “tethering.” “Who’s next?” the balloon

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Hot air balloon enthusiasts prepare to take flight from the Wool Bowl Sports Complex Saturday morning during the 24th annual Old Timers Balloon Rally.

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Olivia Newton, 5, enjoys her cotton candy as she and her parents stroll through Cahoon Park Saturday while attending Party on the River-Thunder on the River.

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EMILY RUSSO MILLER RECORD STAFF WRITER

Some 2,500 sunscreenslathered festival-goers showed up for some good

ol’ fashioned fun in the sun — fair food, facepainting, vintage car shows, tug-of-war tournaments and more — at Cahoon Park, Saturday afternoon, for the 15th

annual city of Roswell’s Party on the River/Fiesta del Rio. And that was before country music star and the winner of NBC’s “Nashville Star” Chris Young performed. “We expect that number to triple,” Laurie Jerge, recreation superintendent for Roswell Parks and Recreation, said. “He’s the biggest name we've had in years.” Young dazzled adoring fans by singing hit singles like “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and “You’re Gonna Love Me” on the main stage late Saturday night. The afternoon, however, was all about the vintage car show and fundraiser across the street from the park hosted by the Roswell Valley Vintage Motor Car Club. “We came to show off our cars and to mingle with good people,” Kenny Forrest, of the VVMCC,

Candid videos show rare view of unkempt bin Laden

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a shabby, makeshift office, he ran a global terrorist empire. The world’s most wanted man watched newscasts of himself from a tiny television perched atop a rickety old desk cluttered with wires. For years, the world only saw the 54-year-old Osama bin Laden in the rare propaganda videos that trickled out, the ones portraying him as a charismatic religious figure unfazed by being the target of a world-

wide manhunt. On Saturday, the U.S. released a handful of videos, selected to show bin Laden in a much more candid, unflattering light. In the short clips, bin Laden appears hunched and tired, seated on the floor, watching television wrapped in a wool blanket and wearing a knit cap. Outtakes of his propaganda tapes show that they were heavily scripted affairs. He dyed and trimmed his beard for the cameras, then shot and

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reshot his remarks until the timing and lighting were just right. The videos were among the evidence seized by Navy SEALs after a pre-dawn raid Monday that killed bin Laden in his walled Pakistani compound. The movies, along with computer disks, thumb drives and handwritten notes, reveal that bin Laden was still actively involved in planning and directing al-

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Eric Fielenbach, 8, waves a flag while riding on the Republican Party of Lincoln County float during the Smokey Bear Days parade Saturday in Capitan.

Bin Laden raid sparks rare criticism in Pakistan

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Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam rally for al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden to condemn his killing, in Kuchlak, Pakistan, Friday.

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Outraged Pakistanis stepped up calls Saturday for top gover nment of ficials to resign following the daring American helicopter raid that killed Osama bin Laden and embarrassed the nation. Some of the sharpest language was directed at the ar my and intelligence chiefs, a rare challenge to arguably the two most powerful men in the country, who are more accustomed to being feared than pub-

licly criticized. The Pakistani army has said it had no idea bin Laden was hiding for up to six years in Abbottabad, an army town only two and a half hours’ drive from the capital, Islamabad. That claim has met with skepticism from U.S. officials, who have repeatedly criticized Pakistan for failing to crack down on Islamist militants. But with anti-American sentiment already high in the South Asian nation,

many Pakistani citizens were more incensed by the fact that the country’s military was powerless to stop the American raid. Some lawmakers and analysts expressed hope that civilian leaders can seize on this anger to chip away at the military’s power, but others doubt that even an embarrassment of this scale will shake the status quo. “It was an attack on our See PAKISTAN, Page A3


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Agency OKs Intel permit revision RCL helps Working Mothers ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department has revised the air quality permit for Intel to allow the company to install additional pollution control equipment at its Rio Rancho plant. It would position the plant for expansion to manufacture new technology if Intel of ficials choose New Mexico for future investment, but critics say Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is ignoring citizen concerns to bring in business. Martinez and Rio Rancho’s mayor, Thomas Swisstack, said the permit update will bring in jobs while protecting the environment. Intel currently employs about 3,300 people in Rio Ran-

Elephant Butte water to flow beginning 5/31

LAS CRUCES (AP) — The Elephant Butte Irrigation District directors say the 2011 irrigation season will start May 31 for farmers in the Hatch, Rincon and Mesilla Valleys of southern New Mexico. This year’s irrigation allotment will begin with 4 acre-inches of water, based on what the district has stored in Elephant Butte Lake. In normal years, farmers in the district receive around 2 acre-foot of water. An acre-foot is about 326,000 gallons, enough to meet the annual water needs of one to two U.S. households. District officials blame a lingering drought, and say the spring runoff is still uncertain. They say the irrigation district cannot allot one drop more until it reaches the reservoir.

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cho. The company has no immediate plans to expand in Rio Rancho. Intel’s corporate affairs director in the Southwest, Jami Grindatto, has said, however, that having the permit is essential for any future investments. The governor took partial credit for speeding up the permit process. In a statement emailed to the Albuquerque Jour nal, Martinez said she worked with state officials on the process. Corrales resident Lynne Kinis, who launched a petition asking the Environment Department to deny the permit revision, called it a political move that “has nothing to do with reality, with health or air quality.” gover ning Per mits

emissions from Intel’s plant have been revised multiple times since the plant opened in 1981. Intel has said it plans to install several thermal oxidizers, ammonia treatment systems and a bulk solvent waste treatment system. The company submitted its permit request to the Environment Department in February. Several business organizations, including the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, launched petitions in support of the request. “This (approval) sends a message that New Mexico should be watched because of how quickly the state acted on this,” said Gary Tonjes, president of Albuquerque Economic Development Corp.

Day Nursery with $8K donation JONATHAN ENTZMINGER RECORD STAFF WRITER

Roswell Community League made an $8,000 donation to Working Mothers Day Nursery, Thursday. “It’s going to help equip our new classrooms so that we can serve at least 30 more children,” Kathleen Alonzo, the nursery’s director, said. “To those 30 more children, it’s extremely important.” According to Alonzo, the donation will also help the non-profit daycare absorb cuts in state funding. The donation was made possible through RCL’s silent purse auction benefit and fundraiser for Working Mothers on April 14, at Pecos Flavors Winery. About 100 people partici-

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Robert Gonzalez, 32, is wanted on federal charges of felon in possession of a firearm. He is described as 6 feet tall, weight 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. People having information on the whereabouts of Gonzalez are asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

Contreras gets 37 months Roswell resident Eric Contreras, 27, was sentenced to 37 months in prison, Thursday, in Las Cruces Federal Court. He was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm. Contreras has been in federal custody since his arrest on Aug. 12, 2010. He will serve a further three-year term of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence. The charge resulted after Roswell Police Department stopped a vehicle on May 24, 2010, for a traffic violation. Contreras was a passenger. He had in his possession a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 revolver and a loaded Charter Arms .38 caliber revolver. According to the indictment, Contreras was prohibited from possessing firearms because he was convicted in 2006 of pos-

pated in the event. “Some of our older (league) members that used to work at the Working Day Mothers Nursery ... showed up. It was neat to see some of the ladies that really were original,” Megan Rhodes, RCL president, said. For the RCL, the donation is special, considering its history with Working Mothers. In 1958, a group of RCL women helped found the center. According to Rhodes, RCL wanted to “refocus” its attention with the donation. “We felt that we hadn’t really donated in a couple of years, and wanted to make sure that this organization stayed afloat ... we definitely saw a purpose for a donation,” Rhodes said.

Working Day Mothers Nursery, a United Way Agency, has been in Roswell since 1958 and at its current location, 500 E. Bland St., for 20 years. The non-profit organization helps assist low income families with daycare and educational services during the day. “All of the funding that we receive through United Way is used to provide scholarships for families,” Alonzo said. “We provide childcare services, but we believe that we provide more than that. As we’re teaching the children, we’re teaching them social skills, nutritional skills — hopefully things that they’ll carry into their life in a positive way.”

session of a sawed-of f shotgun. Contreras entered a guilty plea to the indictment on Feb. 4, 2011, under a plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office.

If the case is pursued in federal court and the accused is convicted, he

RPD busts Mendoza-Ramon Officers of the Roswell Police Department arrested Rafael Mendoza-Ramon, 38, after receiving a report of shots fired. Mendoza-Ramon was discharging the weapon in his backyard at 13 N. Wells St. “He was drunk and shooting his gun in the air,” said RPD spokesman Officer Travis Holley. He was charged with negligent use of a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and felon in possession of a firearm. Felon in possession of a firearm is a fourth-degree felony. Tampering with evidence is also a fourthdegree felony.

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Rafael Mendoza-Ramon could face up to 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in punitive fines. He is currently being held at Chaves County Detention Center on a $5,000 surety bond. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is investigating whether MendozaRamon will be returned to Mexico after he has faced charges here.

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lanes Flying Garden, a 90,000-cubic-foot Lindstrand balloon, say they come to the rally every year because of the weather, and that they keep coming back because of the good people in Roswell. “It’s the only event I haven’t missed since I got my pilot’s license,” Mark said. He says he first came to the rally about 20 years ago, in 1990. Organizers say the rally went off without a hitch, although one balloon could not get off the ground. The owner of Too Much Fun, Kerry Rainey, of San Angelo, Texas, says his disappointment was lessened when a group of curious bystanders took an interest in his balloon and crew. He taught them the basics of how to fly a balloon and also how to inflate and deflate the aircraft. “See how the top came out?” he asked the group. “We lost our air, but I think

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owner in the basket, Jim Moore, of Roswell, bellowed to a circle of kiddies who either screamed in delight or hid behind their parents. Other children ran around trying to collect as many balloon cards, similar to baseball cards, as they could. The owner of Skittles, Phil Cathey, of Roswell, has been an FAA certified air balloon pilot since 1985 and called the weather on Saturday “ideal” for air ballooning. “It’s really amazing on a day like today — calm wind, easy landing. You can’t beat it,” he said. Organizers say the rally attracted pilots and teams from Colorado, Texas, all across New Mexico and even England. Mark and Elisa T rillanes, of Albuquerque, owners of T ril-

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said, noting that the proceeds benefit local charitable organizations and Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. Muscle car aficionados perused the long line of automobiles, occasionally peeking under the hoods or whistling in admiration. A crowd gathered around a fire engine red 1970 Chevrolet Super Sport, originally owned by Danny Garcia, of Ruidoso, and later inherited by his son, Daniel Garcia Jr. At the base of the car were framed picture collages of Garcia, a graduate of Ruidoso High School, and his highschool sweetheart and wife, Lillian, a former cheerleader at Hondo High School, next to the car at their high school prom in the ’70s. “I took her to the junior and senior prom in that car,” Garcia said proudly with a huge smile. One message in the collage read, “Still in love with the beautiful cheerleader and the wicked Super Sport.” Garcia added that the car sat in the garage for 30 years until his son completely restored it in 2007. Garcia Jr. is wheelchair-bound after he was shot in 2003, and says it’s his goal to drive it one day without hand controls. “We’ve changed a lot

over the years,” Garcia Sr. said, “but the car is still the same.” Another car that drew attention was the maroon 1967 Ford LTD that was featured in the 2009 film Men Who Stare At Goats. The two-door hardtop was one of four being auctioned by the Artesia Elks Lodge to benefit local charities and to finance college scholarships. “We’re just having a good time,” John Roark, of the Elks Lodge, said. Roark said that by midmorning, they had raised about $3,000. The drawing of the raffle will be held on July 9 after $10,000 is raised. For some, the car show was a family event. Sam Davis, of Roswell, and Wes Matthews, of Artesia, brought Mitzi Davis, Sam’s wife and Wes’ mother, to the show as an early Mother’s Day present. “She likes hot rods,” Matthews said. Mitzi says she used to drag race cars with her brother when they were younger. “My little brother had a Malibu, and we used to race them all the time at the old airport when they had the drag strip out there,” she said as she circled a 1934 Ford Phantom Woodie Speedwagon. “It was a long time ago, but it’s still fun to see how people take care of them and how far along they’ve come.”

we got everything straight enough so we’ll let it settle down and then I’ll show you how to pack it up.” Rainey says this was his 13th Old Timers Balloon Rally in Roswell, and that he keeps coming back to make new friends and meet new people. “As you see, this is a sport that you can’t do by yourself,” he said. “It takes a crew and if you don’t have sufficient number of people, you just start recruiting them. And nearly always, just like these folks, jumped right in.” After the mor ning launch, the Old Timers met up again on Saturday evening at the Wool Bowl for a concert played by Roswell High School Band and accompanied by Balloon Baskets with Burners. They will launch again today at 6:30 a.m. at the same location. emiller@roswell-record.com

Vintage cars weren’t the only vehicles on display. A different crowd gathered in the parking lot at the park to check out the motorcycles on display at the annual Thunder on the River competition. Organizer Ron Courts says only 15 choppers entered this year, but what the competition lacked in quantity, it made up in quality. “We have some beautiful bikes out here today,” he said. Courts says proceeds of the contest would go toward covering the medical costs and hospital bills of his 35-year -old daughter who is battling lukemia. Russell Neeld, of Roswell, won the people’s choice vote for Best of Show this year for the second year in a row for his custom made shiny blue 2005 Harley Davidson Road King. “To make it even better, this bike right here was won in a raffle two years ago in Las Vegas, New Mexico for $40,” Neeld said. But the best part of Neeld’s day, he said, was to enter the contest with his father-in-law Robert Farmer, and to treat his family to a fun day out. “We had a blast,” he said. The two-day Party on the River/Fiesta del Rio continues today. emiller@roswell-record.com

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Qaida’s plots against the U.S., according to a senior U.S. intelligence official who briefed reporters Saturday and insisted his name not be used. “The material found in the compound only further confirms how important it was to go after bin Laden,” said CIA director Leon Panetta in a statement Saturday. “Since 9/11, this is what the American people have expected of us. In this critical operation, we delivered.” The notes and computer material showed that bin Laden’s compound was a command-and-control center for al-Qaida, where the terrorist mastermind stayed in contact with al-Qaida affiliates around the world through a network of couriers, the intelligence official said.

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soil, and the ar my was sleeping,” said Zafar Iqbal, a 61-year -old retired bureaucrat in the eastern city of Lahore. He singled out the leaders of Pakistan’s army, air force and the main intelligence organization — Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman and Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha — saying they all should be forced to resign. “All three of these men have brought insult to us, and they deserve all the punishment,” said Iqbal. The direct criticism of Kayani and Pasha was particularly striking because the two men enjoy a vaunted status in Pakistan due to their role in protecting the country from external threats, especially archenemy India. Some also feared that bad mouthing the shadowy spy agency, known as the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, could cause trouble and possibly even harm. Kayani has also had strong backing from the U.S. and other NATO countries, which have sought to enlist his help in battling militants along the country’s border with Afghanistan. It is unclear whether anyone will actually be forced to step down. The Pakistani government is

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One video clearly shows the terror leader choosing and changing channels with a remote control, which he points at what appears to be a satellite cable box. U.S. officials have previously said there was a satellite dish for television reception but no Internet or phone lines ran to the house. Cellphones were prohibited on the compound. It’s unclear how many tapes were pulled out of the house, and U.S. officials say they’re scouring the intelligence so quickly it has not even been catalogued and counted yet. But there may be a trove of recordings. According to the book “Growing Up bin Laden,” by his first wife and fourth son, the terrorist leader nearly always kept a tape recorder nearby to take down his thoughts, plans and musings about politics and the world. fixed the blame squarely on President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani — likely motivated in part by past conflict with the two men. “This is a great violation of our sovereignty, but it is for the president and prime minister to resign and no one else,” Qureshi told reporters Saturday in the central city of Lahore. The main opposition leader in parliament, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, took a less selective approach. He said anyone from Zardari on down who can be faulted for what happened in Abbottabad should resign. “This is a call coming from every street of Pakistan,” Khan told reporters in Lahore. Qureshi, the former foreign minister, said parliament should conduct a thorough inquiry into the raid. Ayesha Siddiqa, a Pakistani defense analyst, said the civilian gover nment should broaden its focus and seize the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the country’s military and intelligence agencies — a process that could reign in the amount of money they receive and reduce their power over Pakistani politics.

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GOP is looking very good for 2012 elections

SANTA FE — A recent national GOP poll would suggest that New Mexico Democrats might just as well not bother with the 2012 elections. A robo call of Republicans likely to vote in the 2012 primary gave Gov. Susana Martinez a 93 percent favorable rating and former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson an 83 percent rating. Those are high marks, even for members of one’s own party. And that is an especially high rating among Republicans for Wilson, who was beaten convincingly in the 2008 GOP primary by fellow Republican Steve Pearce. Lt. Gov. John Sanchez has been working at inheriting the conservative blessing from Pearce this time around. But his 58 percent approval rating is not translating yet into Republicans who say they will vote for him. Only 17 percent plan to do that at this point as compared to 59 percent who will vote for Wilson. If that number has any validity for Wilson, she is doing much bet-

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ter than expected. Likely Republican primary voters usually tend toward conservative and that isn’t considered good for Wilson. It is time for those with conservative credentials to get their campaigns in high gear. And recently Wilson received an endorsement from tea party activist Tim Lewis, a brother of Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis, who is running for the vacated U.S. House seat of Rep. Martin Heinrich. Wilson also is viewed as New Mexico’s most able advocate for the state’s national labs and air bases. Gov. Martinez’s popularity is surprisingly high among Republi-

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cans considering she has just been through a bruising legislative session without a great deal of success delivering on campaign promises. She has traveled the state frequently, often for feel-good bill signings and evidently always by car but, otherwise, her media effort has been weak and her accessibility low. Republicans like limited government and that’s what they’re getting. Few bills got past Martinez’s veto pen and many programs have been cut. And she continually gets away with claiming that she cut $450 million out of the state budget even though her budget proposal cut only $134 million from our next budget and the Democraticcontrolled Legislature cut another $22 million beyond the governor’s cuts. One cut Martinez hasn’t been able to make is the sale of the state jet on eBay. She now has contracted with a Colorado firm to find a buyer. One cut that Martinez’s home-

folks shouldn’t like is her lack of support for Spaceport America, located near the border between Sierra and Dona Ana counties. The project could be the biggest economic development initiative southern New Mexico ever has seen At times Martinez has had a few nice words about the project but mostly, she has seemed totally disinterested in the entire idea. She did appoint what appears to be a strong manager for the effort but she followed that with a $500,000 cut to the spaceport’s operating budget. That money could be much needed when it comes to opening and promoting the spaceport. A month seldom passes that another state or nation doesn’t announce plans for a commercial spaceport. Sooner or later, Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson is going to get an offer he can’t refuse to move his operations out of New Mexico. This

month’s entry into the contest is the tiny island of Curacao, off the northern coast of Venezuela. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has made it official. He now is a declared candidate for president. He still isn’t making many lists of candidates but he has participated in a South Car olina debate. Ther e is a catch, however. To register for South Carolina’s ballot and participate in the debate a $25,000 payment is necessary. Few of the top tier candidates have opted in. There is bound to be another inducement down the line. Also participating in the debate was U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. Johnson had hoped to gain the libertarian support that Paul had behind him four years ago. But it sounds as though Paul will be running again. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 984-0982; or by e-mail at insidethecapitol@hotmail.com)

Get answers from Pakistan

Michigan’s Sen. Carl Levin and Rep. Mike Rogers are among the Washington officials seeking answers on just how much support Osama bin Laden was receiving from elements of the Pakistani military or intelligence services. Bin Laden was living in an elaborate compound in a city only two hours from Pakistan’s capital when he was killed in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs, an elite commando team. The trick will be getting answers while still maintaining tolerable relations with Pakistan, a key nation in the continuing struggle against terrorism. Levin, a Democrat who heads the Senate Armed Services Committee, said “it’s hard to imagine the military or police did not have ideas of what was going on inside of (the compound).” He added, “(T)here’s a lot of questions that need to be asked” and suggested the Pakistani government do the asking. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, had similar concerns, but added that maintaining relations with Pakistan is important since other al-Qaida leaders remain within the country. It has been clear for some time that Pakistan has been playing a double game — supporting U.S. anti-terrorism efforts, including with the lives of its own soldiers and police officers — at the same time that some elements within its intelligence service have protected the terrorists. Pakistan’s government at first noted that it had been cooperative in the weekend American raid, but last week issued a statement of concern about the violation of its sovereignty by the raid. The two statements illustrate the balancing act its own government has to perform — not angering the Americans too much but also not appearing too subservient. The location of bin Laden’s compound so deep within Pakistan raises new doubts about Pakistani sincerity in dealing with terrorism. White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan told a news briefing that the U.S. intends to pursue all leads in discovering bin Laden’s enablers within Pakistan. This will have to be done delicately so as not to weaken the Pakistani government. Congress in 2009 adopted a five-year, $7.5 billion aid package for Pakistan. It would be foolish to totally cut off all of the aid, as some in Congress are suggesting. But it ought to buy some answers. Guest Editorial The Detroit News

TODAY IN HISTORY

More taxes on Big Oil is a bad idea

First quarter profits for American oil companies are jaw dropping. Exxon earned nearly $11 billion, up 69 percent from a year ago. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe’s largest oil company, announced it made $8.78 billion in the first quarter, a 60 percent increase over last year. Much of it, but not all, is due to higher gas prices, over which the companies have very little control due to our heavy reliance on foreign oil. Some in Congress — mostly Democrats, but a few Republicans — are calling for an end to tax breaks enjoyed by the

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oil companies and in some cases, higher taxes on their profits. But the Obama administration is contributing to higher energy prices, which inflate the companies’ bottom line. The Environmental Protection Agency has prevented Shell from proceeding with its

Northern Alaska drilling project after Shell reportedly invested more than $4 billion in the project. How can companies make costly investments when they are uncertain that policies allowed in one administration will still be allowed in the one that follows? In March, when visiting South America, President Obama promised that the United States would help Brazil develop its of fshore resources. But he won’t allow much new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska. So we are going to help Brazil drill for

oil, and then import it? Gas prices have nearly doubled since Obama’s inauguration and yet the media doesn’t blame him for it, as they blamed his predecessor when prices soared to current levels. What about taxes? Oil companies are already heavily taxed. According to the energy research firm Wood Mackenzie, between 1998 and 2008, the oil and gas industry paid $1 trillion in total income taxes. That’s in addition to the $178 billion the companies sent the federal government in

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Today is Sunday, May 8, the 128th day of 2011. There are 237 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day. Today’s Highlight On May 8, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered, and that “the flags of freedom fly all over Europe.” DEAR DR. GOTT: Do you have any information on fructose intolerance? I have been able to find only one book related to the problem. Thank you. DEAR READER: Fructose intolerance, commonly known as hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI), is a genetic disorder in which the body is unable to break down fructose and some other sugars. It is known as an autosomal recessive disorder, which means that in order to be affected, each parent must have the mutation and pass it on to the child. If only one copy is passed on, the child will be a carrier but will not be affected. This abnormal gene results in the body missing the enzyme fructose-1-phosphate aldolase, which is responsible for chang-

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ing glycogen into glucose, which the body uses for energy. Without it, fructose-1-phosphate will build up in the small intestine, liver and kidneys. Following ingestion of fructose, sucrose and sorbitol (a sugar alcohol), the body’s blood-glucose levels will drop, causing hypoglycemia. Severe abdominal pain and vomiting may also occur.

Other symptoms include excessive sleepiness, jaundice, irritability, convulsions and more. Sufferers develop a distaste for sweet foods. Liver and kidney damage can occur, and may result in organ failure or death, so strict avoidance of all foods and drinks containing fructose and other sugars metabolized by fructose-1-phosphate aldolase is vital. Fructose intolerance can sometimes be confused with fructose malabsorption, which is not life threatening but is more common. Fructose malabsorption can cause abdominal pain, bloating, gas and diarrhea but does not result in the liver or kidney damage. However, treatment for both conditions is the same.

The most important aspect of management is avoidance of all sources of fructose, sucrose and sorbitol, including fruits, fruit juices, table sugar, sodas, powdered sugar, sports drinks, honey, high-fructose corn syrup and a great deal more. This can be very difficult. Consulting a registered dietician and reading labels meticulously will be highly beneficial. The dietician can help you avoid fructose and maintain a balanced, healthful diet. Boston University has an entire lab dedicated to the research of HFI and aldolase. It offers information about the condition, diagnosis, treatment, HFI-specific diets and research.

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25 YEARS AGO

May 8, 1986 • Army Pvt. James A. Mayo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Mayo of Roswell, has arrived for duty with the 56th Field Artillery Brigade, West Germany. Mayo, a heavy vehicle mechanic, is a 1985 graduate of Roswell High School. His wife, Donna, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Morris, also of Roswell. • Airman Joseph d’Entremont, son of Glenda d’Entremont of Artesia, has been assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, upon completion of basic training. He will now receive specialized instruction in the civil engineering field. D’Entremont is a 1985 graduate of Artesia High School.


Replace a critical spirit with encouragement OPINION II

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We can control what we say. I know we can. We can control what we think. I know this also. So why don’t we do so? Is it really that hard to take control of our own minds or the words we allow to roll off our lips? My mother had a friend when I was very young who was having difficulties with her children. My mother and her friend would get together regularly to visit. Each time they got together at some point her friend would criticize and cut down the actions of her children. She would speak negatively about one child and then another. My mother would listen patiently, seeking to be a good friend. After her friend was through, my mom would talk about her own children. She would start by sharing something positive one of us had done or was doing and then start to talk about another one of us. Although none of us children were perfect (or anywhere close for that matter!), my mother would find good things to say about us. I remember mom coming home several times and shaking her head. She told us that as soon as she began praising her children, her friend would start speaking positively about her own children and suddenly her friend’s children were the best children who ever

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rent, royalty and bonus payments between 1982 and 2009. What oil companies pay in taxes is higher than the average American manufacturer, more than their “fair share.” Wood Mackenzie also found that should taxes be increased on oil companies by $5 billion a year, that “would result in a $128 billion loss in government revenue and would reduce domestic production by 400,000 barrels per day by 2025,” with an additional 1.2 million barrels per day at risk. “This tax increase would increase, not decrease our reliance on foreign sources of oil.” As for those large profits, the American Petroleum Institute reports that in the latest published data for last year’s third quarter, “the oil and gas industry earned 6 cents for every dollar of sales in comparison with all manufacturing, which ear ned 8.6 cents for every dollar of sales.” This administration gives lip service to the successful, while punishing them and subsidizing the unsuccessful. If the president is serious about reducing the cost of oil (and given candidate Obama’s frequent statements in favor of increased energy prices to force more of us (but not him) to drive hybrid, even electric cars — he can emulate George W. Bush. In July 2008, President Bush lifted an executive order banning off-

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lived. I still laugh when I think about this scenario. My mother’s friend’s children were the same children regardless of what was shared about them, yet they sounded like totally different people depending on what their mother wanted to share. Somehow, the negativity became positive once my mother began talking positively about us. What you focus on expands. The best way to bring down any organization is to sabotage it with negativity. One person with a negative attitude will not be able to bring an organization down; that is, unless the rest of the organization participates with the negative person. One person can be isolated and overcome if the organization chooses to quarantine that one person’s attitude. Two people can bring down an organization by enlisting the help of others. What amazes me is some people don’t have any idea how negative they are. They really don’t. They

shore drilling, a token gesture since a federal ban on offshore drilling remained in place, but his action caused oil prices to drop, as suppliers believed we were getting serious about obtaining more oil from domestic sources. The argument from the antidrilling side is that new drilling projects would have no effect because of the time it takes to find and then refine the oil. If new drilling had begun five or 10 years ago we would be pumping far more oil than we are now. If we begin now, in five or 10 years we’ll see the results. Demonizing the oil companies won’t produce one more drop of oil. Neither will higher taxes, which will affect employment and create many more negative consequences. Last week, for mer President George W. Bush reiterated his support for more drilling: “I would suggest Americans understand how supply and demand works. And if you restrict supplies of crude, the price of oil is going to go up.” President Obama either doesn’t understand supply and demand, or he is deliberately ignoring it in hopes of imposing his radical environmental views on us all. (Write to Cal Thomas at: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also e-mail Cal Thomas at tmseditors@tribune.com.) © 2011 T ribune Media Services, Inc.

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have become so accustomed to being critical and interpreting whatever happens in a negative manner that they have lost touch with any semblance of a positive spirit. It is as if they have become numb through their repeated attitude. The numbers vary depending on what study you review, but they are all the same in concept. If a person has a good experience with a person or organization she is likely to tell two others about it. If a person has a bad experience, she is likely to tell 12 others about it. Isn’t this amazing? You do six things well and 12 others hear of your six good deeds. You slip once, and 12 others hear of your single slip. Think about it. It is almost as if the average person is anxious to share something bad if they are given the opportunity. If a red light could be installed as standard equipment on our body somewhere in our line of vision and if it lit up every time we conveyed a negative critical spirit, some people could see their way around in the darkness without a flashlight! You get the idea. Our words are really just extensions of our thoughts. It is through our words that our innermost thoughts are communicated. So what do we choose to think about? In Philippians 4:8 we are

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Praise for physician

Dear Editor: I needed to share an experience of a positive note about a fantastic family physician, Dr. Reynaldo Martinez. I have been a patient of Dr. Martinez for a number of years and have always been pleased with the care he has provided for me and my family. Last week I was on a business trip and injured my shoulder. I felt like the injury was minor and didn’t want to seek medical treatment while out of town in a non-emergency situation. I was returning to Roswell on an American Eagle flight on Good Friday. During my layover in Dallas the pain in my shoulder became intense. I called Dr. Martinez’s office and learned it was

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told, “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” These words of wisdom tell how we should program our minds. Let me carry this one step further from our thoughts to what we say. We each control the words we speak. At Ephesians 4:29 we are told “Say only what is good and helpful to those you are talking to, and what will give them a blessing.” Wow! If we all followed this verse, how would our world be different? The other thing along these lines that amazes me is that we are often most critical and negative to those closest to us. Some people use words more powerful than swings of machetes to cut apart their spouse or children. I heard a man say once, “If my wife would only treat me as well as she treats her worst enemy, we would have a happy marriage.” His point was well taken. The rules on how we treat our family are unfortunately different than the rules on how we treat mere strangers. A marriage will not be any stronger than the encouragement in the home. A friendship will not be any stronger than the support

closed for the holiday. I did leave an urgent message for Dr. Martinez and asked for him to return my call. Several minutes later he returned my call and I explained my situation. Instead of referring me to an emergency room, he instructed me to call when I got back to town and he would see me. My flight landed as scheduled and Dr. Martinez met me at his office to treat my injury. He spent nearly an hour treating me. The next day he called me to follow up on my condition. Not many physicians would interrupt their holiday weekend to treat a patient. Dr. Martinez is a gifted and compassionate physician who truly cares for the well being of his patients. Scott Douglass Roswell

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There is also a support group, but it only accepts patients with medical-record confirmation of diagnosis. They say this is because while other support groups exist, many contain information for sufferers of fructose malabsorption, benign sugar intolerance and more that may not be applicable to HFI. If you are interested in joining the support group, you can apply online at www.bu.edu/aldolase/disclaim/disclaim.html. Others who are simply interested in learning more about HFI can visit www.bu.edu/aldolase/HFI/FAQ.html or www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001399. DEAR DR. GOTT: Do you know of a cure for Fordyce spots? Do you think laser treatments help? Have you heard of tretinoin cream as a cure? If you have any information on this skin disease, please help.

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provided to one another when friends are together. A church will not be any stronger than the uplifting that occurs within its membership. An organization will not be any stronger than the attitude that is conveyed by its members. A community will not be any stronger than the positive spirit of its citizens. My challenge to you today is to be aware of the critical or negative spirit you communicate in your own life. The old war saying went, “Loose lips sink ships.” Today, loose lips sink others. Why not take every negative critical spirit thought you have, type them into your computer, run the cursor over them, then push “delete” and send them wherever things go when they are deleted! Choose to think in a healthy and positive manner. Be a source of encouragement in this world. Bring about change, but do so with an uplifting spirit. Just a thought ... Rick Kraft is a local attorney and the executive director of the Leadership Roswell Program. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft@kraftandhunter.com or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, NM, 88202-0850.

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DEAR READER: Let me start by saying Fordyce spots are not a skin disease. They are normal. They are large, superficial, oil-producing glands found on mucosal surfaces, most commonly found at the border of the corners of the lips and in the mouth at the back inner cheeks. They do not produce symptoms. Treatment is usually not necessary because the spots are normal. Treatment (with mild topical steroids) may be recommended in cases when itching and irritation are present, which is typically the result of inappropriate treatment. You can’t cure something that isn’t a disease. If you are truly concerned, speak with a dermatologist, who will, in all likelihood, confirm what I have said. 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.


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OPINION III

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How to spend down your assets to qualify for Medicaid

This is the fourth part of a series on Medicare and Medicaid. We covered Medicare already, and Medicare is the federal program almost everybody gets when they tur n 65, and it doesn’t cover much of your nursing home stay. Medicaid is a state program which pays for long-term nursing facility care, and some in-home care under the personal care option (Old PCO and COLT). People worry that the state or nursing homes abscond with your house or CDs. Nobody actually takes anything, it’s just that your loved one or power of attorney will need to gather your assets together, and pay your nursing home bill (called “spend down”) until you reach certain levels of assets remaining, and then apply to get you on Medicaid. We talked about singles last month. Not much they can do except pay their bills until they are down to $2,000, a car, a prepaid funeral and the home as long as their power of attorney checked the box on the Medicaid application saying they want to return home. However, something new is called estate recovery, meaning the state will place a lien on the home for the amount of Medicaid payments upon the death of the Medicaid recipient. If this upsets

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you then don’t think about the recently extended tax breaks for the rich or you’ll be more upset. It’s more complicated for married people, although they do get all of the above and more. Let’s say the hubby has dementia and mama needs to get him in the nursing home before he wears her down or drives her nuts. Mama, you have to do it because if you get so worn down or die while caring for a hubby then he will have no local care manager; nobody to visit him every day at the facility; and nobody to assure that he is getting proper care. It’s really important that you, mama, realize when it’s time to stop being a care provider and start functioning as a care manager by placing him in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Check last month’s article on how to use a home or home improvements to shelter or

Lizard listing could harm schools

Dear Editor: Recently, New Mexicans have watched and read about important issues affecting our citizens. Our state budget, public and higher education, early childhood development, and now the effort to list the sand dune lizard as an endangered species are but a few of the issues. What is interesting for me, as the head of a state educational institution, is the fact that these issues all affect public and higher education, even the sand dune lizard. Much has been, and is still to be, written, both pro and con, about the effects on the oil and gas economy of southeastern New Mexico should the federal government list the sand dune lizard as endangered and its habitat protected. Rightly, we need public discourse regarding the impact such a listing will have on that portion of the New Mexico economy, let alone simply that of southeastern New Mexico, so that a sound decision will be the result. That said, following the issues, I see no mention of the potential effect that such a listing can, and most probably will, have on public and higher education in our state, especially at a time when we as a community are searching for answers to improve our educational promise for all New Mexicans. The Ferguson Act of 1898 and the New Mexico Enabling Act of 1910, which started New Mexico on the road to statehood, transferred federal lands to the territory and made New Mexico subject to: 1) a binding and perpetual obligation to use the granted lands for the support of public education; and 2) all revenue from the sale or lease of the school grants was to become part of the state’s permanent school fund and administered in favor of the schools. The Permanent School Fund (NM Constitution, Article XII, §2), today titled the Land Grant Permanent Fund, comprises the interest earnings and royalties from oil, natural gas and minerals and the proceeds from land sales that are held in

exempt cash/assets (it’s called, let’s get that new kitchen!), and note that the amount of equity you can have in that home has been increased to $750,000. Today we are only going to talk about remaining cash/assets other than the home for married folks. Cash/assets means anything that can be turned into cash for the purpose of paying a nursing home, and that includes CDs, stocks and bonds, cash value of whole life insurance not used as a funeral policy, real estate other than the home, including rent houses, vehicles other than the one of any value exempted for married folks (that would be the Rolls), all the oil wells, the ranch, etc. Oh, and everybody always wonders whether separate or community property has anything to do with it and the answer is no. Everything owned by a married couple is counted whether it be separate or community, and this is a good reason why seniors marrying late in life should consider commitment ceremonies in lieu of lawful marriage. The bottom line is: if you add up your cash/asset non-exempt stuff and it totals under $32,000, then don’t do any spend down because hubby already qualifies for Medicaid and you can keep the

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trust for the benefit of 21 public entities identified in the Enabling Act that include our public schools, universities and a military institute. Today, through sound management by the State Land Office and the State Investment Council, the LGPF, currently valued at around $10 billion, provides each beneficiary an annual distribution of 5.8 percent of the five-year average market value of the LGPF. (NOTE: I would be remiss if I failed to mention that the percentage distribution will reduce to 5.5 percent for FY 2013-16, and further reduce to 5 percent in FY 2017, returning the distribution percentage to 2003 levels). Our public schools receive the bulk of the LGPF distribution, more than 83 percent. The remainder is shared among 20 other beneficiaries. At the end of 2008, for example, the LGPF, then valued at slightly more than $9 billion, distributed more than $525 million of which our public schools received more than $437 million, New Mexico Military Institute received $17.7 million, our universities (e.g., UNM, NMSU, ENMU) and the Schools for the Deaf and for the Visually Handicapped shared almost $35 million. These monies are used solely in support of New Mexico education, and these monies come primarily from our economic interests in oil and gas! While I cannot say I can predict the future, I will say that, since I am charged with the responsibility of leading and managing one of the best college preparatory educational institutions in our state and the nation, I must view the future with promise and pragmatism. Those who say that listing the sand dune lizard as endangered will not have serious effect on New Mexico’s oil and gas industry, that the economy of the state and southeastern

$32,000, home, car, etc. But, if you have already fixed up the house or bought a new one, bought the new car and funeral policies (exempt assets) and you still have more than $32,000 of cash/assets then you will need to pay hubby’s nursing home bill and spend down some of it before Medicaid will help. If you have $50,000 then you will spend down to $32,000. More than $64,000, you can keep half, up to a cap of $220,000, ie: if you have $70,000 then spend down to $35,000; if you have $100,00 spend down to $50,000; if you have $220,000 spend down to $110,000. Got a million? Millionaires spend down to $110,000 (you’ll never make it, poor baby). While paying spend down, consider assisted living instead of a nursing home for a nicer and cheaper environment. Always start with a visit to your Medicaid office (6253000) to check the latest figures and to let them take a “snapshot” of your assets if they want to. In other words, $32,000 (actually it’s $31,290.00) is a baseline below which you need never spend; but if half your nonexempt assets total more than $32,000 then you only need spend one-half, unless half your total is more than $110,000 in

New Mexico will not suffer, or that the oil and gas industry can absorb any changes in exploration and drilling, may be right. But, what if those assumptions are wrong? For all its apparent dollar strength, the LGPF may be more fragile a species than the lizard. The lion’s share of its value comes from our oil and gas industry. Fewer lease sales means less dollars for investment in the fund. Less investment means less return on investment (revenue) to distribute to the fund beneficiaries. Less return on investment means that the beneficiaries will have to reduce their cost of doing business — in education that means cutting current programs, eliminating positions, foregoing planned programs and improvements, and other costs. Less dollars from the LGPF means that the beneficiaries must petition the Legislature to make up any shortfalls through General Fund appropriations that as we have seen are suffering their own shortfalls. The LGPF is more than the dollars that comprise it. It is not as some would have us believe a “rainy day fund” to be used to satisfy the next new idea. The LGPF remains the birthright of every New Mexican, past, present and future, providing the foundation upon which education

Salutes all of our Licensed Nurses!

National Nurses Week RNs: Majoflor A. N. Marie B. Garry B. Jennifer C. Reynalda C. Carol C. Jacalyn F. Susi G. Lonnie H. Suzy H. Sheryl H. Sandra M. Julia O. Kim T. Albert V. LPNs: Vickie B. Betty D. Denise M. Melissa N. Javier N. Rob S.

We appreciate all you do! Jim Torgerson, Administrator Casa Maria Healthcare Center & Pecos Valley Rehab. Suites 1601 S. Main St. Roswell, NM 88203 (575) 623-6008

which case you must spend down everything, except exempt assets, over the $110,000 mark. Get it? I’ve been studying this 26 years, and I still have to think really hard to get it, and it’s really hard for me to think hard. Remember, exempt assets like the home and car are not counted at all, so don’t be using them in your calculation. Remember also, don’t do any of this stuff until your loved one has a diagnosis and you have met with Medicaid for the snapshot. Premature Medicaid planning is usually a bad idea, and giving things away is always a bad idea which we’ll cover later. Tidbit: Perplexed about hearing aids? Huh? See the May issue of AARP Bulletin (the tabloid), available in the library, for a great article on how to do it and remember Roswell Sertoma gives aids to those who qualify. Tom Dunlap is a Roswell lawyer, vice president of the J.O.Y. board of directors and vice chairman of the Roswell City Commission on Aging (which meets every third Wednesday at 3 p.m. at 208 N. Lea Ave. The public is invited). You can reach Tom with your comments at 622-2607 or by emailing dunlaplawoffice@cableone.net.

flourishes in our state. In representing one of the 21 LGPF beneficiaries, I am charged to exercise good stewardship over the distribution New Mexico Military Institute receives from the revenue generated through the LGPF. It is my belief that we must be very careful when proposing and considering any type of action that might do irreparable harm to our birthright! Sincerely, Jerry W. Grizzle Major General, U.S. Army National Guard (Retired) Superintendent

Billfold returned

Dear Editor: I was shopping at Walmart Monday afternoon and lost my billfold with all my cards in it. Health, Social Security, credit card and several others plus some money. Some gracious person found it and turned it in. I did not discover its loss until Tuesday morning. I’m very grateful to that person! Its return tells me not everyone is a robber and a thief. Thank you for printing this. M. Miller Roswell

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Salutes all of our Licensed Nurses!

National Nurses Week RNs: James R., DON Teressa A., ADON Kim C. Margaret F. Monica G. Vanessa T. Linda G. Robbie B. LPNs: Mary D. Kim J. Dorothy J. M. Cindy N. Jennifer S. Debbie S. Lindsay R.

Thank you for a great job! Dave Newsom, Administrator Sunset Villa Care Center 1515 South Sunset Roswell, NM 88203 (575) 623-7097


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Avoid snake bites now that summer is approaching Roswell Daily Record

Although we don’t often think about it, living in the Great Southwest places us within the domain of one of nature’s most dangerous natural creatures. Yes, I’m talking about rattlesnakes! Most common in Southeastern New Mexico are the Western Diamondback and the Prairie Rattlesnake. There are, of course, several other varieties throughout the United States. Without question, the best thing to do about snakes is to avoid them altogether. When you go on an adventure of some kind, you must know what to expect in that environment. Avoid dense brush, stacked firewood, rock piles and other places which provide a home for these animals. Keep your eyes open and your awareness up. Obviously, children must be taught about snakes and other natural dangers as well. Each year there are some 8,000 poisonous snake bites in the United States. Of these, some ten snake bite deaths are reported, on average. In fact, more people die from wasp and bee stings than from snakebites. Nonetheless, a snakebite is an extremely painful experience and can cause long-term tissue damage. By staying calm, following good procedures, and using common sense, a snakebite victim can lessen the long-term effects of the bite. There have been many snake bite remedies offered over the years. Recent studies have concluded that the

following protocols are best. 1. Stay calm, get safely away from the snake, and have someone call 9-1-1 (or the emergency number in your area). Minimize movement by the victim. 2. Have the victim lie down with the affected limb lower than the heart. Keep the limb immobilized, and, if practical, splint the limb. 3. Treat for shock and preserve body heat. 4. Remove any rings, bracelets, boots, or other restricting items from the bitten extremity. (It WILL swell.) 5. Apply a light constricting band about 2" above and below the bite. This is NOT a tourniquet, and should only be as tight as a nurse applies when giving a blood

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test. 6. Wash the bite with soap and water (if available). 7. If the victim has to walk out, sit calmly for 20-30 minutes to let the venom localize at the site, proceed calmly to the nearest source of help. Try to avoid unnecessary exertion that will stimulate circulation of the poison. 8. Get the victim to definitive medical care. As techniques have improved over the years, here are some things that were once recommended, but are to be avoided today. Do not cut the bite, which simply causes additional tissue damage. And do not apply a tourniquet, which can possibly cause the loss of a limb. Never try to suck out the venom by mouth. A suction cup from a snakebite kit might be used, but suctioning seldom provides any measurable advantages. And finally, do not apply cold and/or ice packs, which most likely will make the injury much worse. Remember, these columns are intended to provide reminders about things that might affect your safety. Please don’t hesitate to go to other sources for more complete information. Thinking about setting up a Neighborhood Watch? Call Richard and Steve at 622-SAFE (7233) for information. And don’t forget, the number for Chaves County Crime Stoppers is 1-888-594-TIPS (8477).

The Sunrise Optimist Club

A retirement reception for Lloyd Chaves will be held on May 10 at 2 p.m. in the Alcove Room of the Campus Union Building, 48 University Blvd. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Donna Oracion at 624-7403

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The ENMU-R community board will meet May 10 at 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Campus Union Building, 48 University Blvd. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Donna Oracion at 624-7403

Woodmen of the World

The Woodmen of the World Fraternal Society along with Adult Lodge 006 and Ranger Lodge 413 will have their monthly meeting May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Kwan Den, 1000 W. Second St. All members are encouraged to be at this meeting and bring an interested guest. For more infor mation call Gar netlu Hartzell-Baxley at 622-1417

Chapter AI P.E.O.

Chapter AI P.E.O. will meet Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the CYFD building. D’Lois is hostess, and Windy Lunsford is co-hostess. The program will be Report from Convention. Unaffiliates are welcome. For more information call 317-6986.

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We try to publish all information about local events and achievements that we can, given time and space limitations. However, we have no legal or ethical requirement to publish everything we receive. Staff members make the final determination on when or if information is published. The Roswell Daily Record reserves the right to reject or edit announcements for any reason. We publish announcements only once, except in cases of error on our part. To submit an announcement for publication we require a typewritten, legible press release. The release should contain the date, time, location, subject and any other relevant information. Press releases must include a name and contact information, should we have questions regarding the notice. All e-mailed Around Town, Area Scene

Seniors celebrate birthdays

The Senior Circle birthday party will be held May 11 at 3 p.m. at the facility in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. All members are invited, regardless of when their birthdays are;nonmembers are welcome to come as well. Birthday cake will be served and door prizes will be given out. For more information call 623-2311

Silent auction

The Senior Circle silent auction started Monday, May 2, and will end at 2 p.m. Friday, May 13. Many great items are available to bid on, including four original paintings; two brand new purses stuffed with wallets, colognes, etc., donated by Beall’s Department Store; jewelry; decorative items; two handmade pots made by local artists; and much more.

Proceeds will benefit the Chaves County Cancer Fund through Senior Circle’s Walk for Hope team, the Cureseekers. Stop by the Senior Circle facility at 2801 N. Main St., Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

and Local Achievement items MUST be sent to the Vistas editor at vistas@roswell-record.com, at least FIVE days prior to the requested publishing date. Any other announcements of upcoming events must also be e-mailed or delivered to the RDR a minimum of FIVE business days before a desired publication date. Delivery or receipt of an item to the RDR after that time does not guarantee publication by the desired date. We cannot guarantee publication on a specific date. Press releases can be delivered to the RDR offices at 2301 N. Main St. (enter on the south side of the building only), faxed to 575-625-0421 or e-mailed to vistas@roswell-record.com. E-mails should contain the message in plain text in the body of the message only.

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The 2011 winners of the Sunrise Optimist Vern Stahl Memorial Scholarships were honored at a banquet Tuesday night at the Historical Museum Archive Building. The winners were Raelin Dross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Dross from Roswell High School and Allison Collins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Collins from Goddard High School. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the fall semester.

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The Woodmen of the World organization presented 432 United States flags to the American Legion Post No. 28 and Auxiliary Unit No. 28 on Monday. The American Legion and Auxiliary arrange to have the flags placed on the Veterans graves at South Park Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend.

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LOCAL BRIEFS ALL SAINTS GOLF TOURNEY SET FOR MAY 21

The All Saints Catholic School golf tournament will be held on May 21 at Spring River Golf Course. The tournament will have 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun start times. The fee is $60 per golfer and includes green fees, cart fees, two mulligans and lunch. The registration deadline is May 10. For more information, call Richard Anglada at 637-0412 or All Saints Catholic School at 627-5744.

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NA T I O N A L BRIEFS PACQUIAO WINS DECISION OVER SHANE MOSLEY

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao earned an unanimous decision over Sugar Shane Mosley on Saturday night, retaining his WBO welterweight title with his 14th consecutive victory. Pacquiao (54-3-2) didn’t get the knockout he sought, but the Filipino Congressman kept his spot as boxing’s top pound-forpound fighter, methodically beating Mosley (46-7-1) at the MGM Grand Garden. The eight-division champion knocked down Mosley with a right-left combination midway through the third round, just the third knockdown of Mosley’s decorated 18-year career.

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The NMMI Colt boys tennis team poses with its state championship trophy and banner after topping Bosque in the championship match of the NMAA 1A/2A/3A Team Tennis Championship, Saturday. The members of this year’s Colt squad are, from left, Ricardo Kaufmann, Jerry Estrella, Jorge Garza, Luis Zaragoza, Maricio Moncada, Frederico Sanchez, Jose Gonzalez and coach Jim Kelly.

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ALBUQUERQUE — When people discuss team sports in high school, tennis is not the first item on the agenda. In fact, it probably isn’t even on the mind at all because many people think of tennis as an individual sport. At the high school level, however, tennis is the ultimate team sport, because while a star athlete can carry a basketball team to a championship, a star tennis player wins only one or two matches at most each time out. The NMMI boys tennis team won the Class 1A/2A/3A State Championship and completed an undefeated 18-0 season on Saturday at Albuquerque Academy with a complete team effort. In beating Sandia Prep 5-3 in the semis and topping Bosque 5-1 in the finals, the Colts did not receive a victory from its top doubles team or top two singles players.

Instead of the top of the order carrying NMMI, it was the “bottom” of the lineup that did the damage and that was most evident in its opening match. The semifinal match opened with doubles play and at first it appeared that the Colts’ run may be at an end. At second doubles, NMMI’s Jorge Garza and Jerry Estrella dropped the first set, 1-6, and fell behind 1-4 in the second to the Devil duo of Mike Atkin and Alex Moller. Colt coach Jim Kelly then offered them a solution to their problem. “This kid Atkin, plays No. 1 singles for them and in the first set, we were hitting it to him and he was killing us,” he said. “I told them to play the other guy. It’s like finding a chink in the armor and we just pulled it up from their gut.” NMMI followed Kelly’s advice and battled back to take the second set, 6-4. In the rubber set, Garza and Estrella built up a 4-0 lead, but Atkin and Moller were able to

Rockets advance

SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS 1915 — Regret, ridden by Joe Notter, becomes the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby, with a 2-length wire-to-wire victory over Pebbles. 1998 — Mark McGwire becomes the fastest player to hit 400 home runs when he connects in the third inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the New York Mets.

ON THIS DAY IN...

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COLLEGE PLAYER SHOT IN DETROIT

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a junior cornerback for Wayne State’s football team has been fatally shot in a downtown Detroit parking lot. Wayne State University campus Police Chief Tony Holt said Cortez Smith was killed around 1 a.m. Friday near a popular nightclub. Holt says it wasn’t clear if Smith was going to the club when the shooting occurred. Police say a second person was wounded. No arrests have been made. The Wayne State Warriors 2011 team roster lists Smith as a 2008 graduate of Detroit Cass Tech High School and an electrical engineering major. He was the team’s defensive rookie of the year in 2010 and played in 11 games. There was no answer Friday night at the school’s athletic department offices.

force a tiebreaker. In the tiebreaker, Atkin started on serve, but an error by Moller gave the Colts the early lead. An Atkin winner knotted the game at one, but Garza reclaimed the lead for NMMI with an ace on his next serve. Moller tied the game again with a first-serve winner of his own, but he double faulted the next point to give NMMI a 3-2 lead. The Devils won four of the next five points to take a 6-4 lead. On double match point, Garza jammed Moller with a second serve to cut the lead to one and a double fault by Moller tied the game at six. The teams split the next two points, before two winners by the Colts gave them the match. The comeback win proved to be very important as the Colts top doubles team of Jose Gonzalez and Frederico Sanchez dropped a tight match to Miles Parnegg and Graham Bryan, 75, 7-6 (7-2).

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Jockey John Velazquez rides Animal Kingdom, right, to victory during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday.

Animal Kingdom wins Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose. An injury to Animal Kingdom’s regular rider, Robby Albarado, cleared the way for Velazquez to pick up the mount on the 20-1 long shot. Once he took the reins Saturday, he rode his good luck all the way to the winner’s circle. “For once, I’m on the good end of it,” Velazquez said. “All of a sudden I pick up this one and he wins the Derby, so it was meant to be.” The last three years, the New York-based jockey came to Churchill Downs with a colt considered a leading contender, only to have it withdrawn. This time, he was supposed to ride early second choice Uncle Mo before the colt was scratched due to a lingering stomach problem. Then Albarado broke his nose

when he was thrown off his horse and kicked in the face before a race three days ago. And the rest, as they say, is history. Animal Kingdom, who had never raced on dirt before, reacted to his new rider the way a champion should, charging down the middle of the stretch to win by 2 3 ⁄ 4 lengths in front of a crowd of 164,858, the largest in Derby history. He ran 1 1⁄4 miles in 2:02.04 — well off Secretariat’s track record of 1:59.40 in 1973 — and paid $43.80, $19.60 and $13. Nehro retur ned $8.80 and $6.40, while Mucho Macho Man was another neck back in third and paid $7 to show. “It’s words that you can’t See DERBY, Page B2

The first game of the three-game series between Goddard and Valencia in the NMAA Class 4A State Baseball Championships was a pitching duel that relied on timely hitting and limiting mistakes. Saturday’s Game 2 was the polar opposite of that. The Rockets (22-6) pounded out 17 runs on 13 hits — including six extra-base hits — and rolled to a 17-9 win to close out the series in two games. “Like I’ve said in the past, (the hitting) has kind of went flat for a while, but they’re starting to come around again,” said Rocket coach Steve Nunez after the win. “Valencia is a good ballclub and they stayed with us for awhile, but we just kept on pouring it on and it was good.” In Game 2, the only thing that mirrored Game 1 was Valencia jumping ahead early. The Jaguars went up 1-0 when Cody Koontz crossed, but, by the end of the bottom half of the first, that lead was gone. Brad Blackwell tied things up in a hurry in Goddard’s half,

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Goddard’s Brandon Cooper kicks his leg during his windup to deliver a pitch in Goddard’s win over Valencia, Saturday. The Rockets advanced to the state quarterfinals with the victory. tripling to left-center field and then scoring when Valencia’s Jorge Venegas missed the cutoff throw. Brandon Cooper doubled after Blackwell’s trip around and scored when C.J. Wilcox drove a sacrifice fly into left field. Andre Shewcraft, who was in as a courtesy runner for Jason Butts, scored two batters later on a Caelin Wilcox single into left.

That gave Goddard a 3-1 lead through one. After a scoreless second, Valencia took the lead back in the third. The Jags plated four runs on four hits and two Rocket errors for a 5-3 advantage. However, just like the first, Goddard erased that deficit in its half of the inning — this time for good. See ROCKETS, Page B2


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NMMI did go into singles play with a lead as the third doubles team of Luis Zaragoza and Maricio Moncada downed the Devils’ Druitri Grauberg and Ben Lauer, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7). In singles play, nothing had been decided after the

first four matches were completed. NMMI’s Estrella (fifth; 62, 6-2 over Grauberg) and Moncada (sixth; 7-6, 6-2 over Lauer) won their matches, but Sanchez and Garza dropped theirs, leaving No. 1 and No. 4 singles to decide the match. The Colts needed just one of the two matches to advance to the champi-

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onship and both matches went to a third set. Zaragoza won his match at No. 4 6-2, 5-7, 6-0 to propel NMMI into the finals. Kelly said that he was proud of his team’s effort in the morning match. “I am so proud of these guys,” he said. “This is what we came here for. This is what we talked

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The NMMI boys tennis team huddles up to celebrate winning the state championship, Saturday.

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R yan Greene drove in Shewcraft with an RBI double for the first Rocket run of four in the inning. Matt Ramey got credit for the next RBI when he walked with the bases loaded to score C.J. Wilcox. Greene then scored on another bases-loaded walk

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describe,” Velazquez said. “But I do really feel really bad for Robby. I hope he’s winning the Derby with me here. I know he got hurt, so this is for both of us, buddy. I know you’re not on it, but I know you’re with me.” Well, not exactly. “I’m not happy,” said Albarado, despite winning a $345,600 stakes race on the Derby undercard. “Barry Irwin decided he didn’t think I was fit to ride; he didn’t know my status or situation. This just wasn’t my time today.” Animal Kingdom is owned by Team Valor International, a partner-

by Blackwell and Nate Guajardo added the fourth run on a wild pitch. Goddard led 7-5 at that point. Valencia (19-8) got a run back in the fourth, but the Rockets put up five in their half of the fourth — three of which came on a two-run homer by Butts and a solo jack by C.J. Wilcox in back-to-back at bats — and added one more in the fifth and four ship syndicate headed by Irwin, a former writer for the Daily Racing Form, the industry’s bible. Irwin decided to switch riders when Albarado took Friday off to recuperate. “It was a tough call because I really like Robby. He’s won a lot of races for us, but we got 20 partners in this horse,” Irwin said. “We got a large investment and I had to do what I thought was best for the partnership.” Like Velazquez, Irwin said he would make it up to Albarado. Like his jockey, trainer Graham Motion got lucky, too. His top Derby horse, Wood Memorial winner Toby’s Corner, never even made it to Louisville. He had a leg injury and never

about after not a real good showing in the individual effort. We are still undefeated and we hope that we can win one more.” NMMI did just that in the nightcap against the Bobcats, albeit in not as dramatic fashion as the first match. The Colts once again took two of three at doubles, getting wins from Estrella and Garza (second; 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 over Rand Briggs and Mohmoud Thabet) and Moncada and Zaragoza (third; 6-3, 6-4 over Andrew Patten and Ghihab Thabet). There would be no need for dramatics in singles play though as the first three matches to be completed went to NMMI, giving it its eighth tennis championship. The singles winners were Estrella (fourth; 6-0, 6-0 over Mohmoud Thabet), Moncada (sixth; 6-0, 6-0 over Ghihab Thabet) and the deciding victory from Zaragoza (fourth; 6-1, 6-2 over Patten). After the final point, Zaragoza raised his arms and looked toward the rest of his team, not wanting to celebrate by himself. The final three singles matches were halted as the Colt

more in the sixth to pull away. “The way Valencia swings the bat, they swing it pretty good,” Nunez said. “They’d go up and get a few, we’d come back and get a few and tie it up or go ahead, and it stayed like that for a while. “But we finally broke through. Those are two big home runs that got the confidence up in the dugout and kind of got us

on our way.” Valencia’s final three runs came in the sixth. Cooper got the win for Goddard after giving up six runs on eights in four innings of work. The New Mexico State recruit struck out five and walked three. Austin Rader came on in the fifth and gave up three hits and struck out three over the final three innings.

left Motion’s barn in Maryland. “Somebody said, ‘Are you surprised to win with a second-tier horse?”’ Motion said. “I said, ‘I’m not sure we would categorize him as a second-tier horse.’ He’s been an extraordinary horse to train. I was so impressed with how he handled everything.” Dialed In went off as the 5-1 favorite for two-time Derby-winning trainer Nick Zito, but finished eighth. Mucho Macho Man’s finish for Kathy Ritvo tied her for second-best result by a female trainer in the 137year-old race. Shelley Riley saddled Casual Lies to a second-place finish in 1992. Rosie Napravnik was ninth aboard 8-1 second choice Pants On Fire in her

bid to become the first female jockey to win. Still, her finish was the highest of the six women who’ve ridden in the Derby. “I couldn’t have wished for a better trip,” she said. Neither could Velazquez. The day was clearly his after going 0-for-12 in previous Derby tries. “It was a loss for Robby, obviously, having the accident he had, and a win for me,” Velazquez said. “Obviously, it turned out to be a great thing for myself.” Animal Kingdom won the Spiral Stakes on the synthetic surface at Turfway Park in his previous start. Though this was his first race on dirt, the winner had an easy trip, and Velazquez did a masterful job despite his unfamiliarity with the horse. They

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NMMI’s Jose Gonzalez spots up for a backhand return during his team’s win in the state championship match, Saturday. players gathered to celebrate their title. Watching from above, Kelly stood and applauded his team and said that he felt elated. “It is just complete elation,” he said. “They knew that we were here as a team and we were unde-

At the plate, Blackwell was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Greene was 3 for 5 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Butts was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored. With the win, the Rockets advanced to the state quarterfinals, where they will face third-seeded Farmington on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Eldorado High School. avoided trouble in the 19horse field while running in the middle of the pack most of the way. Arkansas Derby winner Archarcharch, who started from the inside rail, was vanned off the track with a leg injury and will need surgery for a non-lifethreatening fracture. Pacesetter Shackleford was fourth, followed by Irish import Master of

feated as a team. We are all just elated to bring another state championship back to NMMI.” Just moments after the interview, NMMI did one more thing as a team — douse Kelly with a cooler full of water. l.foster@roswell-record.com

“The confidence level is pretty high. We’ve been marking this date down for awhile now and the kids are ready for it. We’ve just got to go up there and play,” Nunez said about the prospects of advancing in the state tournament. “We told them at the beginning, ‘You’ve just got to get to Albuquerque and let the chips fall where they may.’ Anything can happen up there.” kjkeller@roswell-record.com

Hounds, Santiva, Brilliant Speed and Dialed In. Pants On Fire finished ninth, followed by Twice the Appeal, Soldat, Stay Thirsty, Derby Kitten, Decisive Moment, Archarcharch, Midnight Interlude, Twinspired, Watch Me Go and Comma to the Top, who chipped his left ankle and will be sidelined for at least two months.

Dexter’s Jordan, Gateway’s 1600 medley team win gold RECORD STAFF REPORT

ALBUQUERQUE — Dexter’s Steeler Jordan and the Gateway Christian girls 1600-meter sprint medley r elay team each left Satur day’s NMAA Class 1A and 2A State Track & Field Championships with gold medals. Jordan won the Class 2A boys long jump to earn his gold medal. The senior recorded a distance of 20 feet, 9 inches to best Tucumcari’s Jakus Martinez by 3 inches. Jordan also added a silver medal and a bronze medal to a medal collection that alr eady included a bronze medal from Friday. He finished second in the 200 with a time of 22.96 seconds, which was just .17 seconds slower than Lordsburg’s Wendell Hayes, who won the event. Jordan’s second bronze this year came in the 100. He clocked a time of 11.32. The Lady Warriors quartet of Kathryn Hammonds, Mycah Moody, Nikki Wagner and Rachel Cunningham ear ned their gold medal by winning the 1600 sprint medley by more than 2 seconds. The group clocked 4:39.63 and finished ahead of Tatum and Hondo Valley, respectively. Hager man’s Michael Gar cia, NMMI’s Adam Carnahan and Gateway Christian’s Sara Freese also

Dexter’s Steeler Jordan and Gateway Christian’s girls 1600-meter sprint medley team won gold medals at the NMAA Class 1A and 2A Track & Field State Championships on Saturday in Albuquerque

won silver medals at meet. Garcia won his in javelin throw with a distance of 161-3, Carnahan won his in the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.82 and Freese won hers in the 800 with a time of 2:35.26. Lake Arthur’s Chance Ortiz and Dexter’s Janet Rodriguez won bronze medals. Ortiz got his third-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 43-1 3 ⁄ 4 and Rodriguez got hers in the long jump with a distance of 16-2 3⁄4. The Dexter girls 4x100 relay team of Sophia Compuzano, Nayely Anderson, Hannah Manneman and Rodriguez picked up a bronze medal with a time of 53.06. In the 2A boys meet, Hagerman’s Garcia was fourth in the shot put, Dexter’s Bryant Zavala was sixth in the 400 and Dexter’s Kevin Bonner and Hagerman’s Joaquin Chavarria were 11th and 19th, respectively, in the 1600.

The Dexter 4x100 relay team finished sixth and the Dexter 4x200 relay team was eighth. In the 2A girls meet, Dexter’s LacyAnne Barrows was sixth in the long jump, Hager man’s T aylor Hamill was eighth in the 200, Dexter’s Rodriguez was eighth in the 100, Hagerman’s Karla Puentes and Dennise Herr era wer e 13th and 15th, respectively, in the shot put and Dexter’s Marianna Landaverde was 16th in the 1600. The Hagerman 4x100 relay team was fourth, the Hagerman 4x200 relay team was fifth, the Dexter 1600 sprint medley team was sixth and the Hagerman 4x400 relay team was sixth. In the 1A boys meet, Gateway Christian’s Kase Parker and Lake Arthur’s Ryan White were fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 400, Gateway Christian’s Abel Gaytan was sixth in the 800, Lake Arthur’s Cody Dalton was seventh in the long jump and Lake Arthur’s Ortiz was 14th in the javelin. In the 1A girls meet, Gateway Christian’s Hammonds was fifth in the 200 and seventh in the 100, Gateway Christian’s Emily Nobles was fifth in the 3200, Gateway Christian’s Wagner was ninth in the long jump and Lake Arthur’s Isis Lopez was 12th in the shot put.

Animal Kingdom jockey John Velazquez reacts with son Michael, left, and daughter Lerina, middle, after winning the 137th Kentucky Derby, Saturday.


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Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times Mountain By The Associated Press American League East Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L New York . . . . . . . . . .18 13 Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . .19 14 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .15 18 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .15 18 Baltimore . . . . . . . . . .14 18 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .22 10 Kansas City . . . . . . . .18 15 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .16 18 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .12 19 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .12 22 West Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Los Angeles . . . . . . . .19 15 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 16 Oakland . . . . . . . . . . .17 17 Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . .16 18

Pct GB .581 — .576 — .455 4 .455 4 .438 4 1⁄2 Pct GB .688 — .545 4 1⁄2 .471 7 .387 9 1⁄2 .353 11 Pct .559 .529 .500 .471

GB — 1 2 3

Friday’s Games Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 2 Toronto 7, Detroit 4 Minnesota 9, Boston 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Texas 1 Oakland 3, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 2, Cleveland 1, 11 innings Seattle 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Saturday’s Games Boston 4, Minnesota 0 Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 2 Detroit 9, Toronto 0 Kansas City 4, Oakland 3 Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 0 Sunday’s Games Detroit (Penny 2-3) at Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 02), 11:07 a.m. Minnesota (Pavano 2-3) at Boston (Matsuzaka 2-3), 11:35 a.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 3-2) at Baltimore (Bergesen 0-3), 11:35 a.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-2) at Texas (Bush 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Oakland (T.Ross 1-2) at Kansas City (Francis 0-3), 12:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 3-3) at L.A. Angels (Haren 4-2), 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 2-3) at Seattle (Bedard 1-4), 2:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. National League East Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Philadelphia . . . . . . . .22 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Washington . . . . . . . .16 New York . . . . . . . . . .15 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . .19 Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . .17 Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . .16 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .15 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . .14 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .13 West Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Colorado . . . . . . . . . .18 San Francisco . . . . . .17 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . .15 Los Angeles . . . . . . . .15 San Diego . . . . . . . . .13

L 10 13 16 17 18

L 15 16 17 17 19 20

L 13 16 17 19 20

Pct GB .688 — .594 3 .543 4 1⁄2 .485 6 1⁄2 .455 7 1⁄2 Pct .559 .515 .485 .469 .424 .394

GB — 1 1⁄2 1 2 ⁄2 3 4 1⁄2 5 1⁄2

Pct GB .581 — .515 2 1 .469 3 ⁄2 1 .441 4 ⁄2 .394 6

LOCAL BRIEFS WALKER AVIATION GOLF TOURNEY IS SATURDAY, MAY 14

The Walker Aviation Museum Foundation golf tournament will be held on Saturday, May 14, at the NMMI Golf Course. The tournament is a four-person scramble and will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $60 per player. Entry forms can be picked up at the NMMI Golf Course pro shop. For more information, call Dee Rogers at 626-4531, Bob Pottle at 420-9664 or Bob Serrano at 505-414-8100.

18TH ANNUAL RACE FOR THE ZOO IS MAY 21

The 18th annual Roswell Runners Club Race for the Zoo will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 8 a.m. at the Spring River Zoo. The event will consist of a 2mile walk, a 5k run, a 10k walk and a 10k run. The entry fee is $15. For more information, call Bob Edwards at 624-6720.

BRYNN NAYLOR TOURNEY WILL BE HELD MAY 21-22

The Sunrise Rotary Club’s Brynn Naylor Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held May 2122 at Cahoon Park. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit the Southeastern New Mexico Veteran Transportation Network. For more information, visit USTA.com or call John Naylor at 627-2342.

ELKS FOR VETS GOLF TOURNEY TO BE HELD JUNE 4

The annual Elks for Veterans charity golf tournament will be held on June 4 at the NMMI Golf Course. The four-person scramble will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $60 per player or $240 per team. The field is limited to the first 24 paid teams. For more information, call Brady Crump at 622-6033.

FIRST TEE TO HOLD YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

The First Tee of The Pecos Valley is currently accepting reservations for its annual Youth Golf & Life Skills Summer Camps, which are held at the NMMI Golf Course. The cost is $75 and includes breakfast and lunch each day. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 623-4444.

Friday’s Games Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 0 Houston 3, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Mets 6, L.A. Dodgers 3 Washington 3, Florida 2, 10 innings St. Louis 6, Milwaukee 0 San Diego 4, Arizona 3, 11 innings San Francisco 4, Colorado 3 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 0 Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 0 Pittsburgh 6, Houston 1 N.Y. Mets 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Washington 5, Florida 2 Arizona 6, San Diego 0 San Francisco 3, Colorado 2 Sunday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-3) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-3), 11:10 a.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 3-3) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 1-1), 11:10 a.m. Houston (Happ 2-4) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 2-2), 11:35 a.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 1-2) at St. Louis (McClellan 4-0), 12:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-3), 12:20 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 0-3) at San Diego (Harang 4-2), 2:05 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 4-0) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-0), 2:05 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 3-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-1), 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston, 6:05 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 6:40 p.m.

Basketball

Rondo returns and helps Celtics beat Heat 97-81

BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo had six points and 11 assists despite playing the fourth quarter with a dislocated left elbow, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Miami leads the best-of-seven series 21, with Game 4 on Monday night in Boston. Kevin Garnett had 28 points and 18 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 27 for the defending East champions, who managed to avoid a 3-0 hole that no NBA team has ever overcome. Dwyane Wade had 23 points and seven assists, and Joel Anthony continued to contribute off the bench, scoring 12 with 11 rebounds. LeBron James scored 15, as he and Wade combined to make just 14 of 35 shots from the floor. Rondo crashed to the court after a tangle with Wade in the third quarter and had to be helped off the floor, with his left arm immobilized by the team doctor. But he returned for the start of the fourth and — despite playing with his left arm dangling at his side — provided the Celtics with the spark they had been missing in the first two games. “We understand fully now how tough it is to take down a champion,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “All this fuel, the last three days, that was going on, I was cringing. Because you know this is a proud group, and you knew they would have a response.” In the building where James’ Cleveland career came to an end, Boston provided its first real resistance in the series, jumping to a 16-7 lead in the opening minutes. After Miami came back in the second quarter to take the lead, the Celtics posted a dominating second half, with Rondo as their emotional leader. The point guard returned to the Celtics’ bench at the end of the third quarter, and the crowd rose to its feet when a picture of him on the bench was shown on the scoreboard. “The first report was ‘dislocated — out,’ basically for good,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “Thirty seconds later, I was in the huddle and I saw Rondo walk by me, and it looked like he was going to play.” Rondo returned for the start of the fourth and was obviously favoring his left arm, but that didn’t stop him from a right-handed dunk after a steal and breakaway with 8:39 left that gave Boston an 81-63 lead. Two minutes later, with his left arm dangling helplessly at his side, he drove in and laid it up over James. “It’s definitely tight,” Rondo said on the postgame broadcast, at one point referring to his elbow as broken. “It’s a feeling I’ve never experienced before. With our trainers, I’m sure I’ll be ready for the next game.” Miami led 46-44 at the half, but the Celtics scored nine of the first 10 points, capped by Rondo’s first basket of the game, a driving layup with 3 minutes gone in the third that gave Boston a 53-47 lead. In all, the Celtics scored 16 of the first 20 points of the second half; James missed three of four free throws during the span, and the only other points came on a 3-pointer by Wade. Shaquille O’Neal returned for Boston and was not much of a factor. He scored two points, with zero rebounds, in 8:29 for his first action of the postseason.

Grizzlies rally from 16 down, go up 2-1 on Thunder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchiserecord 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. The Grizzlies are trying to do something no NBA team has done in climbing from the No. 8 seed all the way to the Western Conference finals. They moved two wins away from that by remaining undefeated on their home court this postseason. They did it with an amazing comeback in a game the Grizzlies couldn’t have looked more out of synch or rusty early, but scored the first six points of overtime to finish off the victory.

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Kevin Durant, the NBA’s scoring leader in the regular season and these playoffs, took only three shots in overtime and missed them all. He finished with 22 points, his lowest this postseason after averaging 31.6 points coming in. O.J. Mayo had 18 points off the bench. Mike Conley also scored 18, Marc Gasol had 16 and Tony Allen 10. Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 12 assists, but committed seven turnovers and fouled out late in overtime for the Thunder. Serge Ibaka had 14 points and James Harden 12. Oklahoma City was up 70-54 on Kendrick Perkins’ tip-in with 3:53 left in the third and seemed in control with Westbrook scoring 13 points in the period. Memphis erased that lead with a 13-2 run and outscored Oklahoma City 23-10 in the fourth quarter, then 15-7 in overtime. The Thunder hit just 3 of 12 in the extra period. With the score tied at 86, both teams had a chance to win in regulation. Thunder coach Scott Brooks took a timeout with 18 seconds to go, having to holler to get referee Ken Mauer’s attention in the roaring FedExForum. Durant missed a 20footer off the back rim as the shot clock buzzer sounded with 4 seconds left, but Randolph’s own 3 for the win clanked off the rim at the buzzer. Memphis took over in overtime. First, Allen drove for a layup, then Conley scored on a layup. Allen then hit two free throws for a 92-86 lead with 2:56 left. The Grizzlies polished the win off at the free throw line, hitting 9 of 12. The Grizzlies, coming off a three-day layoff that was their longest break in a couple weeks, didn’t give their sellout crowd much to cheer until late. Oklahoma City scored the first five points, and the Thunder did what worked so well Tuesday night by collapsing whenever Memphis tried to pass the ball into the paint. Memphis led 28-24 when the Thunder went on a 16-3 run and grabbed a 40-31 lead on a pair of free throws by Westbrook. Oklahoma City outscored Memphis 31-21 in the quarter and led 51-43 at halftime. Conley didn’t score until 4:45 left in the first half on a fast-break layup.

Football

Ohio State’s Tressel to attend Tampa NCAA seminar

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players’ NCAA violations, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar in June in Tampa, Fla. Ohio State spokesman Jim Lynch confirmed Saturday that Tressel would take part in the NCAA-sponsored event June 6-10 at a resort hotel on the waterfront. One of the topics of the compliance seminar — one of two put on by the NCAA this summer — is “Division I Major Infractions.” Meanwhile, Ohio State’s director of compliance is reviewing at least 50 car sales to Buckeyes athletes and relatives to see if they met NCAA rules, The Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday. Tressel was notified in April 2010 via emails from a Buckeyes fan and former player that Ohio State players were trading signed jerseys and other memorabilia to a Columbus tattoo parlor owner for cash and reduced-price tattoos. Even though his contract and NCAA rules required him to notify athletic director Gene Smith, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee or the university’s compliance department, Tressel did not do that. It was not until more than nine months passed — and five players including quarterback Terrelle Pryor had been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season — that Ohio State officials discovered the emails and confronted Tressel. He finally admitted he knew of the players getting improper benefits. Tressel was originally suspended for two games — later extended to the first five games this fall to match the punishment of the five players — and was fined $250,000, required to make a public apology and receive a public reprimand and to attend an NCAA compliance seminar. The NCAA is still investigating the actions of the 10-year coach of the Buckeyes. Ohio State and Tressel are scheduled to appear before the NCAA’s committee on infractions Aug. 12. The Dispatch reported that a car salesman who received game passes from Ohio State athletes handled many of the deals at two different dealerships. Ohio State has since taken the salesman, Aaron Kniffin, off the pass list. Athletes are prevented from receiving special deals not available to other students. They are not permitted to trade autographs for discounts. Both dealerships display signed Ohio State memorabilia in their showrooms. One car, a 2-year-old Chrysler 300 with fewer than 20,000 miles, was titled to thensophomore defensive player Thaddeus Gibson in 2009. Documents show the purchase price as $0. Gibson said he did not know why the title showed a zero for the purchase price and said he was still paying for the car. State law requires dealers to report accurate information about all car sales for tax purposes.

Golf

Wells Fargo Championship Scores By The Associated Press Saturday At Quail Hollow Club

TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Sunday, May 8 AUTO RACING 5:30 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Turkish Grand Prix, at Istanbul COLLEGE SOFTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN — Texas at Missouri GOLF 6:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, final round, at Barcelona, Spain 11 a.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, final round, at Charlotte, N.C. 1 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, final round, at Charlotte, N.C. TGC — Champions Tour, The Tradition, final round, at Birmingham, Ala. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon TBS — N.Y. Yankees at Texas 12:10 p.m. WGN — Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 6 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at Philadelphia MOTORSPORTS 2 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, at Monza, Italy (same-day tape)

Charlotte, N.C. Purse: $6.5 million Yardage: 7,469; Par 72 Third Round Jonathan Byrd . . . . . . . . . .66-68-67— Pat Perez . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-65-70— Stewart Cink . . . . . . . . . . .71-65-68— Lucas Glover . . . . . . . . . . .67-68-69— Andres Romero . . . . . . . . .71-67-67— Kevin Na . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69-69-67— Bill Haas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64-70-71— Brian Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .70-67-69— J.B. Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . .70-72-65— Davis Love III . . . . . . . . . .70-69-68— Rickie Fowler . . . . . . . . . .68-72-68— Bobby Gates . . . . . . . . . . .69-70-69— Matt Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .70-69-69— Steve Marino . . . . . . . . . . .70-67-71— Carl Pettersson . . . . . . . . .68-68-72— Rory Sabbatini . . . . . . . . .72-71-66— Zach Johnson . . . . . . . . . .73-69-67— Hunter Mahan . . . . . . . . . .72-70-67— Robert Garrigus . . . . . . . .72-67-70— Alex Cejka . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-68-70— David Toms . . . . . . . . . . . .66-72-71— Vijay Singh . . . . . . . . . . . .68-68-73— Phil Mickelson . . . . . . . . . .69-66-74— Padraig Harrington . . . . . .69-72-69— Ryan Moore . . . . . . . . . . .69-69-72— Bo Van Pelt . . . . . . . . . . . .71-67-72— John Senden . . . . . . . . . . .74-64-72— Gary Woodland . . . . . . . . .72-71-68— Steven Bowditch . . . . . . . .71-68-72— Webb Simpson . . . . . . . . .70-67-74— Johnson Wagner . . . . . . . .73-71-68— Kyle Stanley . . . . . . . . . . .72-71-69— Robert Allenby . . . . . . . . . .72-71-69— Chris Stroud . . . . . . . . . . .72-71-69— Michael Thompson . . . . . .73-69-70— Jim Herman . . . . . . . . . . . .68-74-70— Jeff Overton . . . . . . . . . . .70-71-71— Billy Horschel . . . . . . . . . .73-66-73— Tim Herron . . . . . . . . . . . .70-69-73— Sergio Garcia . . . . . . . . . .69-69-74— Jim Furyk . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-72-69— Justin Rose . . . . . . . . . . . .71-73-69— D.J. Trahan . . . . . . . . . . . .70-73-70— Kent Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .72-70-71— Bubba Watson . . . . . . . . . .72-68-73— Charles Warren . . . . . . . . .72-68-73— Tag Ridings . . . . . . . . . . . .71-69-73— Jason Bohn . . . . . . . . . . . .71-67-75— J.J. Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-71-70— Paul Stankowski . . . . . . . .75-69-70— Joe Ogilvie . . . . . . . . . . . .72-71-71— Edoardo Molinari . . . . . . . .72-71-71— Trevor Immelman . . . . . . .73-70-71— James Driscoll . . . . . . . . . .74-69-71— Brendon de Jonge . . . . . .75-68-71— Boo Weekley . . . . . . . . . . .71-72-71— Cameron Tringale . . . . . . .70-72-72— Martin Kaymer . . . . . . . . . .70-71-73— Marc Leishman . . . . . . . . .73-71-71— Jimmy Walker . . . . . . . . . .75-69-71— Charles Howell III . . . . . . .73-71-71— Brendan Steele . . . . . . . . .77-66-72— Jarrod Lyle . . . . . . . . . . . .71-71-73— Brandt Jobe . . . . . . . . . . . .69-73-73— Chez Reavie . . . . . . . . . . .69-73-73— John Rollins . . . . . . . . . . .73-68-74— Ryuji Imada . . . . . . . . . . . .69-70-76— Mathew Goggin . . . . . . . . .70-74-72— Alex Prugh . . . . . . . . . . . .75-68-73— Richard S. Johnson . . . . .74-69-73— Billy Mayfair . . . . . . . . . . . .69-73-74—

Made cut did not finish Scott Stallings . . . . . . . . . .70-74-73— Bill Lunde . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-71-73— Heath Slocum . . . . . . . . . .73-70-74— David Mathis . . . . . . . . . . .73-69-75— Arjun Atwal . . . . . . . . . . . .72-71-75— Scott Gutschewski . . . . . .71-73-75— Bio Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-71-75— George McNeill . . . . . . . . .73-71-76— Michael Putnam . . . . . . . .71-73-77— Hunter Haas . . . . . . . . . . .72-72-77— Anthony Kim . . . . . . . . . . .70-74-78— Nathan Green . . . . . . . . . .73-71-78— Chad Campbell . . . . . . . . .71-71-80—

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Sunday, May 8, 2011 transplant. Coming in third in the biggest race of her lengthy training career is hardly a bad thing. “He was fabulous today,” Ritvo said. “It went just the way we thought it would. He gave it his all. He finished up well.” Just not well enough to give Ritvo’s compelling journey a storybook finish. Mucho Macho Man went off at 9-1 behind favorite Dialed In. Jockey Rajiv Maragh put his horse in prime position and Mucho Macho Man had Animal Kingdom in his sights in the middle of the stretch. There just wasn’t enough kick to catch the winner. “At every point in the race that I needed something from him, he gave it to me,” said Maragh, who replaced Eibar Coa as the horse’s rider after Coa was injured in a fall this winter. “He was just third. He ran 110 percent.” Ritvo doesn’t see the third-place showing as the end of the story. “He’s only going to get better,” she said. “He’s only a June 15 foal. He’ll come back hopefully in a couple weeks (in the Preakness).” Mucho Macho Man burst onto the Derby trail with a resounding victory in the Risen Star Stakes. He followed it up with a game effort in the Louisiana Derby, finishing third despite losing a shoe early in the race. His rise thrust the spotlight onto Ritvo. She’s spent two decades in the game training alongside husband Tim but struggled for years with a degenerative heart disease that killed older brother Louis 15 years ago. She underwent a 17-hour transplant in November, 2008, and says she has felt better than she has her entire life. The 42-yearold trainer maintains her health by swallowing 30 pills a day and defies doctor’s orders by enthusiastically watching her horses run. Saturday was no different. She let loose, as she always does, when Mucho Macho Man turned for home with a shot.

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“It was really exciting,” she said. “I was jumping around and cheering him on.” Ritvo and fellow trainer Kathleen O’Connell were hoping to become the first female conditioners to win the Derby. Ritvo’s day went better than O’Connell’s. Her horse, Watch Me Go, went off as a 33-1 dreamer and never factored, finishing next to last. “It’s unfortunate, but we’ll live to fight another day,” O’Connell said.

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HISTORY MADE: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rosie Napravnik ended up making history in the Kentucky Derby. She just didn’t make the winner’s circle. The 23-year-old jockey posted the highest finish by a female rider when she guided Pants On Fire to ninth in Saturday’s Run for the Roses. The effort topped 11th-place finishes by Patricia Cooksey in 1984 aboard So Vague and Hall of Famer Julie Krone in 1995 atop Suave Prospect. Pants on Fire stayed with the leaders in the 19-horse field until the stretch, then held tough late. “I couldn’t have wished for a better trip,” Napravnik said. Napravnik had perhaps the best shot to become the first women jockey to capture the Derby with Pants on Fire, who burst onto the scene after taking the Louisiana Derby in March. The victory was part of a breakout spring for Napravnik, who won the riding title at the Fair Grounds. Bettors flocked to her horse in the Derby, making Pants On Fire the 8-1 second choice. Though her colt couldn’t chase down eventual winner Animal Kingdom, Napravnik was encouraged. “I think the best feeling was when I just kind of tapped him ... and I angled outside and I had some left and I was like, ‘Oh boy, I wonder where we’re going from here,”‘ she said. Meantime, trainer Kathy Ritvo’s first Derby went according to plan. Except, well, for the last part. Ritvo’s promising colt Mucho Macho Man ended up third when his bid to catch Animal Kingdom deep in the stretch fell short. It equaled the second best finish by a female trainer in the Derby. Ritvo nearly died from heart disease three years ago before receiving a lifesaving

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SPORTS

Detroit’s Verlander throws second career no-hitter

TORONTO (AP) — With one out to go, Justin Verlander cracked a smile on the mound. He could afford to enjoy the moment, he’d seen this before. So had baseball fans — real recently, in fact. Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. “I was a lot more calm today,” Verlander said. “Obviously, there’s some adrenaline — you can’t help it — but having been through this situation before, I was definitely able to calm myself down a little bit easier than last time.” Minnesota’s Francisco Liriano pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Verlander barely missed a perfect game. The only runner he allowed came with one out in the eighth inning when J.P. Arencibia walked on a full count, with Verlander’s 12th pitch to the rookie just an inch or two outside. “It was as good as it gets,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “He just missed by inches of being perfect. It really doesn’t get any better than that. That’s great stuff.” Verlander had no argument with the call by plate umpire Jerry Meals. “Right out of my fingertips, I knew it was just a hair outside and it was,” he said. “It was a ball and you’ve got to give Jerry a ‘Good job.’ He called it a ball and it was.” Verlander (3-3) struck out 12 in his first no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 12, 2007. This time, he fanned Rajai Davis to end it for his fourth strikeout of the game. The overpowering right-hander threw 108 pitches, 74 for strikes, against a Blue Jays lineup missing ailing slugger Jose Bautista. Mixing fastballs that sizzled over 100 mph with an effective changeup, Verlan-

der became the 30th pitcher in major league history to throw multiple no-hitters, STATS LLC said. “He was unbelievable today,” Arencibia said. “Anytime on your 106th pitch when you’re hitting 100, I’d say it’s pretty ridiculous stuff.” Blue Jays rookie David Cooper popped to second on Verlander’s first pitch of the ninth. John McDonald followed with a grounder to second, and Verlander flashed a grin. With the crowd of 23,453 standing and cheering, Davis ended it by striking out swinging on a 2-2 breaking ball from the 2006 AL Rookie of the Year. Verlander calmly pumped his fist and smiled, then shared a hug with catcher Alex Avila before being mobbed by teammates near the mound. He was doused with a bucket of ice water by reliever Jose Valverde. “That was cold,” Verlander said. “That and the beer shower I got in here was cold, too.” His closest brush came in the fifth when Edwin Encarnacion hit a line drive that glanced off Verlander’s arm. Verlander scrambled toward third base to track down the ball and made a hurried throw that first baseman Miguel Cabrera scooped. Left with a bruise on his forearm, Verlander kept the swelling down by having a trainer rub a can of Red Bull on the injury. “I was kind of like a boxer, you know, you see them in between rounds where they put the cold stuff on. I was doing that with my forearm,” Verlander said. “I’ve got a pretty decent lump there. Thankfully they did a great job, they got the swelling down and allowed me to continue going out there.” Verlander had another close call on the final out of the sixth when Cabrera had to leap to snare Corey Patterson’s sharp liner. For a while, it looked as if Verlander was dueling someone else: Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo. Because at the

same time Verlander was dominating at Rogers Centre, Gallardo was making his own no-hit bid for Milwaukee at Busch Stadium. Gallardo’s try ended when St. Louis’ Daniel Descalso singled leading off the eighth inning. The hit came just a few minutes before Verlander’s lone walk. A season after Roy Halladay threw two no-hitters — a perfect game, then a gem in his postseason debut — and helped stamp 2010 as the Year of the Pitcher, there’s evidence that 2011 could mean more of the same. Several pitchers have come close before missing this year, and Cliff Lee struck out 16 in a losing effort Friday night. Verlander helped set things right for Detroit pitchers in the no-hitter department: Last June, Armando Galarraga of the Tigers was deprived of a perfect game when umpire Jim Joyce blew a call on what should’ve been the 27th and final out. Prior to Verlander, the last Detroit pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Jack Morris, who did it at Comiskey Park against the Chicago White Sox on April 7, 1984. “Just as good as the first,” Verlander said. It was the 17th time there have been two major league no-hitters within a five-day span and the first since Al Leiter for Florida against Colorado on May 11, 1996, and Dwight Gooden for the New York Yankees against Seattle on May 14, according to STATS LLC. Verlander has pitched two of the seven no-hitters in Tigers history. Virgil Trucks also had two for Detroit, both in 1952. “It wouldn’t surprise me if (Verlander) gets another one at some point in his career,” Leyland said. “That’s how good his stuff can be.” It was the fourth time the Blue Jays have been no-hit since entering the AL in 1977. The last was by Texas’ Nolan Ryan, who threw his record seventh no-hitter to

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Detroit’s Justin Verlander, right, is doused with water during a postgame interview after throwing his second career no-hitter against the Blue Jays, Saturday. beat Toronto on May 1, 1991. Avila and Jhonny Peralta homered for the Tigers, who have won four of five. Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero (2-4), who has lost four of his past five starts, allowed six runs and five hits in 3 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out two. Romero was scratched from his last start Thursday at Tampa Bay with soreness in his left side, and pushed back two days to face the Tigers. Romero breezed through the first two innings but struggled in the third, giving

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up three runs. Scott Sizemore drew a bases-loaded walk, Brandon Inge scored on a wild pitch and Magglio Ordonez added an RBI grounder. Detroit used the long ball to double its advantage in the fourth. Peralta made it 4-0 with a one-out drive to left, his second. R yan Raburn doubled and Avila chased Romero with a tworun shot to right, his sixth. Rangers 7, Yankees 5 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julio Borbon drove in three runs, including the goahead run with a squeeze bunt, and Texas held on after blowing an early fiverun lead. With Mitch Moreland running toward home on a 1-1 pitch in the sixth, Borbon laid down the bunt and almost beat the throw to first. That broke a 5-all tie before Michael Young had an RBI single, his fourth hit, later in the inning. Young homered and Borbon had a two-run triple as the Rangers built a 5-0 lead after two innings off Bartolo Colon. Arthur Rhodes (1-1), the third of five Texas pitchers, struck out the only two batters he faced. Neftali Feliz worked the ninth for his sixth save. Moreland, who had three hits, led off the bottom of the sixth with a double off Boone Logan (1-2) before going to third on Chris Davis’ single. Borbon followed with the squeeze bunt.

Indians 4, Angels 3 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alex White pitched six innings for his first major league win and Cleveland’s Shin-Soo Choo doubled home the tying and goahead runs to snap an 0for -18 drought since his arrest on DUI charges. White (0-1) allowed three runs and seven hits, including a two-run homer by Vernon Wells, in his second major league start. He struck out six and walked two. Tony Sipp and Vinnie Pestano each pitched a scoreless inning and Chris Perez worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances. Jered Weaver (6-2) went six innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and two walks without striking out anyone.

Giants 3, Rockies 2 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Fontenot hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to drive in Aaron Rowand for San Francisco’s second walkoff win in two nights. Rowand and Freddy Sanchez hit consecutive singles off reliever Felipe Paulino (0-3) to begin the rally. After a pitching change, Franklin Morales threw a wild pitch that sailed over the head of catcher Chris Iannetta and advanced both runners. Fontenot then hit a deep fly to right to easily score Rowand. Brian Wilson (2-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the Giants.


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The crowd was so big and boisterous Saturday that it made Jonathan Byrd a little uncomfortable. Seeing his name atop the leaderboard? Byrd is getting used to that. The guy who only last October was worried about keeping his PGA Tour card ran off a blistering stretch of birdies in the Wells Fargo Championship for a 5under 67, giving him a one-shot lead as he goes for his third win in seven months. “Twelve months ago, I would never have thought that could happen,” he said. “But now, the way my game is, why couldn’t it happen? I’m playing well. I feel like I have all the tools to play well. I’m just going to play, and then when it’s all over, I’ll enjoy whatever I’ve done.” Byrd was at 15-under 201, a score he didn’t imagine until his hot streak. He was in the mix with a halfdozen other players who were trying to keep in range of Pat Perez when Byrd ran off five birdies in six holes to start the back nine. The one hole he didn’t birdie might have been his best putt — a 7-footer that broke sharply to the right. “You won’t believe how much this putt breaks,” Phil Mickelson said, standing to the back of the green after his own remarkable par. Byrd poured it into the heart, birdied the next two holes and was on his way. Perez had a hard-fought 70, missing fairways early in the round and rarely converting birdie chances throughout the back nine until a slight mistake turned into his best-looking shot. Taking a little off a 7-iron, he pulled it slightly on the 17th and saw it sail right at the flag and stop some 5 feet behind the pin

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Jonathan Byrd hits his approach shot into the 18th hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championships, Saturday. Byrd takes a one-shot lead into today’s final round after a third-round 67. for a birdie. “It was kind of scrappy all the way around,” Perez said. “I played pretty good to shoot 70, I guess.” Former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover (69) and for mer British Open champion Stewart Cink (68), who have not won since capturing their majors in the summer of 2009, were three shots back. The top eight players were sep-

arated by five shots, which isn’t much on a Quail Hollow course where last year Rory McIlroy closed with a 62 for his only PGA Tour victory. It starts with Byrd and Perez, players whose contrast starts with their pace of play. Byrd is on the deliberate side, while Perez wastes no time. On the sixth hole, with Byrd in the group ahead, the caddies were no more than 10 feet off the green when

Perez had hit his tee shot into the par 3. Perez isn’t the least bit worried. “I wait every single shot, every single day on the PGA Tour, so I’ve gotten really used to doing that,” Perez said. Missing from the mix is Mickelson. The three-time Masters champion was in range and was poised to make a move with a brilliant par save on the 12th, a

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mini-flop from a downhill lie to a green that ran away and broke sharply to the left. It stopped inches away. But he flubbed a bunker shot on the 14th to lose an easy chance at birdie, then hit tee shots into the water on the par-5 15th (bogey) and the par-3 17th (double bogey) on his way to a 74. Mickelson has hit five balls in the water this week. J.B. Holmes had an amazing stretch on the back nine — five shots to play two holes when he holed a 5-iron on the 15th for an albatross, the rarest score in golf, and followed that with a birdie on the 16th. That led to a 65, although he was six shots behind, along with R yder Cup captain Davis Love III, who had a 68. The excitement was almost too much for Byrd. He was playing with Mickelson, the biggest draw at Quail Hollow, and while it wasn’t the first time, he could feel the energy. The gallery caved in around him going from green-to-tee on just about every hole, with young fans holding out hands to be tapped. Mickelson gets that all the time — Byrd, not so much. “I’ve never high-fived so much in my life,” Byrd said. That only concer ned him because he doesn’t play with a glove, and part of him wondered if fans had just put on sunscreen. “Phil is used to that,” he said. “He just flashes that smile. I want to keep my head down.” Players wore black ribbons in honor of Seve Ballesteros, who died early Saturday in Spain. PGA Tour officials said play will stop at 3:08 p.m. on Sunday for one minute in memory of the Spanish great.

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In this Sept. 28, 1997, file photo, European Ryder Cup team captain Seve Ballesteros holds the trophy in the rain after Europe beat the United States to win the Ryder Cup at Valderrama Golf Course in southern Spain. Ballesteros died early Saturday from complications of a brain tumor, according to a statement on his website.

Seve dies at 54

MADRID (AP) — Seve Ballesteros, a five-time major champion whose passion and gift for imaginative shotmaking invigorated European golf and the Ryder Cup, has died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54. A statement on Ballesteros’ website Saturday said the golf great died peacefully at 2:10 a.m. local time, surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena, in northern Spain. Ballesteros was as inspirational in Europe as Arnold Palmer was in America, a handsome figure who feared no shot and often played from where no golfer had ever been. England’s Lee Westwood, No. 1 in the world rankings, said it was a “sad day” for golf. “Lost an inspiration, genius, roll (sic) model, hero and friend,” Westwood posted Saturday on Twitter. “Seve made European golf what it is today. RIP Seve.” Spanish golf federation president Gonzaga Escauriaza said Ballesteros, an “icon” of Spanish golf, transformed the sport. “Severiano Ballesteros was a unique, unrepeatable person,” Escauriaza said. “We have to recognize we are where we are now, that golf is a popular sport ... in large part to Severiano Ballesteros. We all owe him a lot.” In a long list of spectacular shots, perhaps the most memorable came from a parking lot next to the 16th fairway at Royal L ytham & St. Annes in the 1979 British Open. Leading by two shots in the final round, he drove his ball into the lot, had a car removed to get his free drop, then fired his second shot to 15 feet and made birdie on his way to his first major. “He was a man who got into trouble. Only for Seve, there was no such thing as trouble,” Gary Player once said. “He could manufacture shots like a genius.” His last challenge came from an unbeatable foe — cancer. Ballesteros won a record 50 times on the European tour, his first as a 19-year-old in the Dutch Open, his last when he was 38 at the 1995 Peugeot Open in his native Spain. That also was his last year playing in the R yder Cup, where he had a 20-12-5 record in eight appearances. He was captain in 1997 when Europe won at Valderrama. Ballesteros and wife Carmen divorced in 2004. They had three children. The Spaniard stayed active in golf after he stopped playing regularly, mainly through golf course design.

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Doctors and other health professionals would help spot — and report — financial fraud against the elderly under a new training program set up by the state of New Mexico. The idea is that medical professionals are in a unique position to spot signs of financial abuse and then refer at-risk patients to adult services professionals or state securities regulators. A spokeswoman for the state Regulation and Licensing Department's Securities Division, Bernice Geiger, said that it’s important to involve doctors because they’re able to diagnose patients who have mild cognitive impairment

and therefore might be susceptible to investment scams. Doctors also have the trust of their patients. But, Geiger said, a lot of physicians aren’t aware the Securities Division can help when someone is being exploited financially. Exploitation can come from financial advisers “and sometimes, unfortunately, family members,” Geiger said. The Regulation & Licensing Department says figures show more than a third of Americans over the age of 71 have mild cognitive impair ment or Alzheimer’s disease, and that can leave them particularly susceptible to investment swindles or other financial abuse.

The president of the New Mexico Medical Society, Dr. L ynn Bryant, said many doctors already watch for such signs in their older patients, and that the new program is worth considering. Bryant also sounded a note of caution, saying physicians have only a limited amount of time to talk with their elderly patients, and the focus is on medical care and safety in prescription use. “It depends on what forms they want filled out, what kinds of things they want done, whether it’s possible to do,” she said. New Mexico is one of 22 states in a newly launched collaboration to help spot financial exploitation

against older Americans. The program is modeled after a successful pilot program in Texas that’s being adopted by the other states, Geiger said. Starting this summer, the New Mexico Securities Division will work with gover nmental agencies and medical professionals to implement the prevention program. Doctors who participate in the free training will have a clinicians’ guide to help them pinpoint someone who has been exploited financially, she said. For example, physicians will learn about tell-tale signs, such as patients who say someone is getting into their accounts or money is disappearing or that others

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Floy was born May 21, 1927, in Daisy, Okla., to George and Arrie Anne Hudson Shelton. Her parents preceded her in death. She married James W. McElroy June 14, 1945. He preceded her in death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Floy is survived by her daughters, Jean Carpenter and husband Leonard, of Roswell, Ann Carter and husband Marvin, of Snyder, Texas, and Sonia Wright, of Roswell; sister, Dorothy Smith and husband Charles, of Cottage Grove, Ore.; grandchildren, Sandra Guynes, Jeffrey Carter, Cindi Flores and Jeremy Wright; eight great-grandchildren, two great-greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Floy lived in Roswell for 41 years, coming from Dexter. She was a member of Assembly of God. Floy was retired from the state of New Mexico as a baker and also worked for RISD as a cafeteria server. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and baking for her family and friends. She was a true John Wayne and Western movie fan. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.

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are making financial decisions for them that they don’t understand. Other signs could be that elderly patients say their relatives are pressing them for money, that they’re running out of money to pay the bills or they don’t feel confident making financial decisions. A Regulation and Licensing spokesman, S.U. Mahesh, said it would not be mandatory for doctors to report to the agency. New Mexico wants to train a minimum of 200 physicians plus nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other medical professionals who work with senior citizens, Geiger said. The financial exploitation prevention training will be

done through continuing medical education programs. A 2010 elder fraud survey by the independent Investor Protection Trust found more than 7 million older Americans, or one in five citizens over the age of 65, have been victims of some kind of financial swindle. In April, an Albuquerque insurance salesman, Samuel McMaster Jr., was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stealing nearly $450,000 from mostly elderly investors in a financial scheme. McMaster pleaded guilty last year to 26 felony charges, including securities fraud, sale of an unregistered security and sale of a security by an unlicensed broker-dealer.

Public hearing for PNM rate hike request starts Monday ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico regulators have a tough decision to make, and no matter what they decide, not everyone is going to be happy. The Public Regulation Commission has to decide whether to approve a proposal by the state’s largest electric utility — Public Service Company of New Mexico — that would mean higher rates for its 500,000 residential and business customers. The utility is scheduled to present its case during a public hearing that starts Monday in Santa Fe. The case has been months in the making, with negotiations between industry groups and others and the preparation of reams of expert testimony both for and against the proposal. And customers are paying attention to all of it as the economy continues with its fits and starts. “We’re getting more calls and emails than I’ve ever gotten on a PNM case

OBITUARIES

Irene Ornelas O’Rorke

TAMPA, Fla. — Irene Or nelas O’Rorke, bor n Sept. 2, 1937, in MacAdoo, Texas, died April 22, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, of complications from arthritis leading to heart failure. She was preceded in death by her parents Pablo Or nelas and Nieves Ornelas Torres; her stepfather Joe Torres; brother David Ornelas; her husband Jackie Eugene O’Rorke; and daughter Pamela Cheryl. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Paul O’Rorke, wife Elizabeth whom she loved as a daughter, and Kenneth O’Rorke, wife Angela. Former daughtersin-law, Dora O’Rorke and Jennifer O’Rorke, were loyal and loving in their care for Irene until the end. She cherished them along with her grandchildren, Daniel, Megan, Carson, Jaclyn, Kyle and Alissa. Irene was raised in Roswell, N.M., and graduated from Roswell High School, where she was an honor student. She married Jackie Eugene O’Rorke in 1956 at Walker Air Force Base Chapel. As a typical Air Force wife, she followed her husband in tours to Okinawa and Alaska. The family finally settled in Tampa.

from folks who want us to say no,” said Commissioner Jason Marks. Consumer advocacy groups and environmentalists say the utility has not justified the need for a rate increase. They also argue that higher monthly electric bills would hurt customers who are barely getting by. Mike Donnelly, the advocacy director for AARP New Mexico, said a few extra dollars in monthly expenses is a big deal for senior citizens who have not seen an increase in their Social Security benefits in two years. “Even the state Legislature this last session understood that now is not the time to increase any sort of taxes or fees to the public,” he said. “It bothers us that PNM does not have the same empathy for what’s going on.” But flipping the switch and having the light bulb turn on comes at a cost. PNM is asking regulators for the increase mainly to recoup investments

When her children became self-suf ficient, Irene followed the new role for modern women obtaining a BA in computer science from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Tampa College. She worked as a computer analyst for IBM until she retired, and then worked for a second retirement at GTE, finally finishing her working years at Charles Fendig Library in Tampa. Irene, in dedicated oldest daughter Hispanic tradition, had to control and teach the brothers and sisters who survive her, Albert Or nelas, of Beaumont Calif., Joe Richard Ornelas, wife Rosa, and Erlinda Vale, husband Silverio, of Roswell, and Paula Higgins, of Tampa. Irene also embraced two younger sisters. bor n after she left home, Rosa Sosa, husband Robert, and Mary Dean, husband Ben, with her loving generosity. Irene is also survived by many nieces and nephews who will always remember how she loved and cared for them. Irene was well ahead of her time as she managed a multi-faceted life while keeping her family and friends first. She was a blessing to all as God intended. Please send rememberances of Irene to ociesev@aol.com. She chose Neptune Society services and an Irish wake was given by her family in Tampa.

Floy McElroy

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at South Park Cemetery, for Floy McElroy, 83, who passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Ralph E. Cognion

HURST, Texas — Ralph E. Cognion, 79, of Hurst, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011. He was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Coshocton County, Ohio, to James and Hazel McAllister Cognion. He was a graduate of Plainfield High School in Plainfield, Ohio, and Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, where he

expenses will help the system operate at a lower cost, Vincent-Collawn has said. As part of the deal, PNM agreed that base electricity rates will not increase again before 2014. The proposal also limits the amount PNM can recover for fuel costs and energy efficiency programs over the next three years and sets limits on the amount the utility can recover to meet state renewable energy mandates. The utility would also have the ability to recover actual costs to comply with state or federal requirements or mandates that became effective after June 30, 2010. Marks said the key for the commission will be determining what the proposal’s total cost to consumers will be and whether that is just and reasonable. Critics of the plan, including the group New Energy Economy, have argued that PNM failed to prepare for the future

Sakelaris, of Raton, and Melissa (Gene) Burgus, and her children, Christopher, Laken and Dylen, of Amarillo. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Betty Cognion of Lima, Ohio, and Beverly West, of Hagerman, N.M.; brother -in-law Deven (Patricia) West, of Busua, Ghana; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Ralph enjoyed a career in banking, having worked in several banking institutions and, prior to his retirement, for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1987 to 1995. His last position at the FDIC was as a credit specialist. His and Roberta’s banking and FDIC careers took them to locations in New Mexico, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio

knowing that tougher environmental regulations could be imposed and it now wants consumers to pay for it through higher rates. New Energy Economy executive director Mariel Nanasi contends the proposal violates the regulatory principles of being just and reasonable. Critics have also complained about the pay of PNM’s top executives, several of whom have shared in millions of dollars in bonuses and incentive pay. In just one day last month, Marks said his office received 70 phone calls about the rate case. He gets about 20 emails a week related to the case. Despite the stories of hardships, the commission has to consider the law and how much PNM has invested in its system. “If they can prove a cost, we have to let them recover it, but we can’t give them the benefit of the doubt,” Marks said.

and Kentucky. Ralph was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 224 in Plainfield, and St. Phillip Presbyterian Church in Hurst. A memorial service, preceded by a Masonic service, was held at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, in Plainfield, on Saturday, April 23, 2011, with the Revs. Dale Thomas and Paul Gerycz of ficiating. Special music was provided by Betty and Anne Cognion. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the American Diabetes Association in Ralph E. Cognion’s name. Condolences may be sent to Rebecca Sakelaris, c/o Vermejo Park Ranch, P.O. Drawer E, Raton, NM 87740.


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LETTERS

Sex and the Bible

Dear Editor, And I quote: “As an apricot tree stands out in the forest, my lover stands above the young men in town. All I want is to sit in his shade, to taste and savor his delicious love. He took me home with him for a festive meal, but his eyes feasted on me! “Oh! Give me something refreshing to eat — and quickly! Apricots, raisins — anything. I’m about to faint with love! “His left hand cradles my head, and his right arm encircles my waist!” The preceding is from the Bible, Song of Solomon 2: 3-6 (message). God celebrates sex. In fact, He invented it. He encourages it! However there is more to sex than the physical release one gets. God created sex as a total experience; so not only is there physical release but there is emotional, mental and spiritual release also. God’s idea and intention for sex is so much more than most men and women understand. God intended one man and one woman because of this continued intimacy. In fact He meant it to be so intimate that He refers to this relationship as “one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” The full extent of pleasure from a sexual relationship can only be understood when a man and woman are committed to the care, welfare and pleasure of each other for the long haul. The fact that Mr. Daniels, in his letter printed April 27, proclaims that Fundamentalist and Evangelicals are always so “uptight” about sex, shows how little he knows about Fundamentalist and Evangelicals. Or that he understands the true nature and fulfillment of the sex act. A man or a woman will not go to hell for sex outside of marriage, that is a symptom of the problem ... the problem isn’t what they do; it is what they don’t do. Sin, all sin, is just a symptom of the real problem. They do not honor God with their heart, soul and body. So looking at the two examples he gave of the 41- and 31-year-old women ... does God forbid them having sex outside a marriage relationship? Yes, He does. Will they be sent to hell because of it? No, they have already condemned themselves through their selfishness of heart and lack of self-control. Unless, of course, they are believers who had a weak moment and “fell off the wagon”; but that is a different letter altogether. By the way, I am a Bible College graduate and a student of the Bible for 35-plus years, I have never read in the Bible where masturbation is directly forbidden. Where would I find, “Thou shall not masturbate!” Inquiring minds want to know. As he attempts to “rip us a new one” because we “are so judgmental and cruel,” Mr. Daniels, himself, came across judgmental and cruel, especially since his observations were built on his prejudices, opinion and lack of understanding. Sincerely, Pastor Dan Parsons Roswell

What a rally!

Dear Editor: The rally was held by, or for, Congressman Steve Pearce to whip up the crowd to march (literally) on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to hear public comment on the proposal to add the sand dune lizard to the Endangered Species List. I would estimate that there were about 200-300 people at the rally as well as TV cameras, photographers and reporters. I was surprised that one of the reporters was from Albuquerque. The opening prayer began well, but ended as a political statement. There were about 10 speakers before Congressman Pearce spoke. Two or three were quite good speakers but they all had the same theme: the Endangered Species List will cause devastating job loss and the ruin of our country. The clear intent of their argument was to make every working man or woman in the audience fear that they would lose their job if the sand dune lizard is protected. When I hear broad and unsubstantiated assertions about overwhelming job losses, I start to question the speaker. Are we hearing the truth, half truths, distortions or simply slogans? There was a fiery, fast-talking female speaker who related a conversation she had with, I believe, someone from the USFWS. When the government official asked what data there was to support the claim of a loss of jobs, the speaker said “we don’t need any data” and went on to talk about the spotted owl history as a way of supporting her assertion. Interestingly, research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison by environmental scientists published in a sociology journal argued that logging jobs had been in a long decline and that environmental protection was not a significant factor in job loss.Yet, when conservatives are confronted with compiled studies about the lizard they dismiss them and claim that the science is “flawed.” Sound familiar? Naturally, some of the speakers inferred; no, they said outright that the liberal environmental effort was associ-

LETTERS ated with socialism or communism. At that point I flashed back to WWII movie newsreels showing foreign leaders exhorting the masses to march ... but here it was only to the USFWS meeting and really give them a piece of “our” mind. A few of the speakers worshipfully honored the wisdom of the founding fathers in creating the Constitution. Unfortunately, none of them owned up to the fact that the Constitution omitted women’s rights (I wonder if any of the applauding women in the audience realized that?), free speech, the beloved Second Amendment right, and the rest of the Bill of Rights. The Constitution was created by compromise ... not by a small group saying “it’s my way or the highway.” The framers had the wisdom to know that the Constitution they all signed wasn’t perfect but would have to be amended as times and society changed. During their reflection on this history, I noticed that everybody conveniently forgot that the Great Recession and staggering job loss happened during the George W. Bush years; a time when Congressman Pearce was voting with G.W. 95 percent of the time. Oh well, back to the rally. Some of the speakers, including the congressman, said that this rally was not about the lizard. It was really about taking control of our government. I interpreted it as sticking a finger in the eye of the government not because it was necessary, but just because our nation of laws allows us to. I really came unhinged when the congressman tried to convince the audience that if they allowed the lizard to be protected that they would lose their jobs at a time when inflation is “skyrocketing.” I yelled that it was not skyrocketing. We are at the 10 year average for inflation: 2.7 percent. I apologize for my few rude outbursts at the rally, but I just couldn’t help myself. I love my country and I want a better life for my countrymen. Sadly, I feel that many of the audience would accept a smaller life we are being offered in the name of austerity. Sincerely, Chuck Russell Roswell

Golf course is for golfing

Dear Editor: On the afternoon of April 30, 2011, a Saturday, I was golfing with a friend of mine. Ahead of us was a threesome. We tee’d off on the 14th hole which goes towards the tennis courts. This hole has a water hazard on it. As I was preparing to hit my second shot to the green, I noticed there were people sitting on the fringe of the green. I thought somebody ahead of us got sick and had to sit down. I then realized they weren’t golfers at all. So, I hit my shot to the green. To our amazement there was a dressed up young couple with four others taking pictures of them at various angles. They were totally oblivious to us. We said nothing to them and proceeded to tee off on the 15th hole. In the middle of the 14th fairway a couple of golfers who were behind us summoned me over. I told them what was going on and now there were three children (that

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belonged to the photo crew) playing in front of the water hazards as well. The golfers called the pro shop but he could not come out and confront the people because he was at the desk by himself. The golfers whistled at the children and motioned them to move out of the way. These kids moved but not totally out of the way. They did not realize that an errant shot could cause seriously injury and they wanted to continue to play around the water. This photo session with kids playing around the water lasted about 20 minutes. Some have proposed a fence. Perhaps a high fence around the green that progressively gets lower going west on Riverside would help deter juveniles intent on damaging property as well as walkers with or without dogs, since the green would be a “cul de sac” that they could not walk through. Another thought is to drain the water and make it one large sand trap. This option would still require the golfer to decide to “lay up” and be safe or to “go for it” and risk being in a sand trap that is not a greenside bunker, but a fairway bunker. This would present a new challenge on our course. One thing is perfectly clear: take away the attractiveness of a site and people and animals will not gravitate to it. The 14th hole water hazard attracts many beasts and humans. Remember, it is against the law to hit a golf ball in a city park and rightfully so. So golfers must pay for the privilege to playing golf on golf courses. If you are not a golfer please use any one of our fine, free city parks instead of infringing on those who paid to use the golf course. Thank you. Larry D. Griffin Roswell

Rising fuel prices

Dear Editor: Do you like the price of gasoline at nearly $4 per gallon? If so, you will be even happier when the price goes to $5 per gallon. When it hits $6, you will be absolutely giddy. To who do we owe a debt of gratitude for these joyous possibilities? None other than Barack Obama, that’s who. He is determined to protect all of us from the evils involved in drilling for oil in the Continental U.S., in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He has cleverly designed a plan to push these evils off onto other countries. He loaned $2 billion to Petrobras for drilling in Brazil. He just loaned $1 billion to Pemex, the Mexican oil company, to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, where he prohibits drilling by any U.S. company. Obama wants to replace oil with alternative fuels here in the U.S. To further this goal, Obama is pushing electric cars. These vehicles will almost travel from Roswell to Vaughn on one eight-hour charge. Using current D.C. logic, the government need only mandate that Vaughn move 10 miles closer to Roswell. Problem solved! Obama recently announced that he will seek a second term as president. Are we lucky or what? W. F. Brainerd Roswell


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Is new Warner Music buyer a sucker or savant?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire Len Blavatnik is spending $1.3 billion to buy Warner Music Group Corp. a decade into a steep decline in CD sales for the music industry. That could make him a sucker in line for many more years of slashing staff, or a savant for buying the company at the start of a digital music revolution. The deal values Warner Music at $3 billion including debt and cash — even higher than the $2.6 billion it sold for in 2004 when the music industry was twice as big. War ner Music was formed in 1929 as a way for Warner Bros. Pictures to acquire the copyrights of music for films. War ner Bros. Records was created in 1958 to distribute movie soundtracks and went on to discover such artists as Neil Young and Grateful Dead. Today, the company is home to Faith Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park and Josh Groban. A decade-long battle with online piracy has devastated the industry. Although Warner is believed to have coped with it better than other recording companies, some industry analysts praised Warner’s sellers for cashing out. Standard & Poor’s equity analyst Tuna Amobi calls it “one of the best deals in the music space of all time” — at least for the sellers. His opinion of the buyer wasn’t so rosy. “Any time you have deeppocketed investors in some glamor business, anything can happen,” Amobi said. It’s possible Blavatnik’s purchase, through the Access Industries company he controls, could turn out to be wise. He’s essentially buying into an industry that can’t get much worse. And he’ll be able to reap benefits from cutting duplicate jobs if he successfully bids for Britain’s EMI Group Ltd., which Citibank is expected to sell soon. Meanwhile, digital innovations could be preparing the industry for a revival. Recent sales figures suggest the deal is well timed. Sales of albums in the United States increased 1.4 percent in the first four months of the year to 146 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Although U.S. sales of CDs fell by 9 percent during the same period, that’s less than the 20 percent drop in 2010. If the gains continue, it could mark the first time that album unit sales, helped by digital downloads, have grown since 2004. The lift didn’t just happen because of one-time factors such as a slew of top artists releasing albums all at once, according to Nielsen analytics vice president David Bakula. Not even discounts can account for the gains; track sales rose even though most new ones now sell for $1.29 apiece, up from 99 cents a couple years ago.

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Still, there’s little question that people are paying less for music and expecting more. Total U.S. sales were just $6.3 billion last year, down from $14.3 billion at the peak in 2000. People are demanding better ways to store, play and share music, on any device and at any time, and they don’t want to pay a lot for it, said Adam Klein, the chief executive of digital music club eMusic. Consumers’ “perception of value has changed and will continue to change,“ he said. ”The industry has got to move quite quickly to keep up with that or piracy will remain rampant.” Amazon.com Inc. has a new service that enables people to share, review and listen to music without having to store it on personal devices at all. Google Inc. and Apple Inc. are believed to be working on something similar. Digital music is partly being held back by the huge costs of running music labels now and the high royalties they must demand from innovators, Klein said. Cutting costs will help foster the technology that will entice more people to pay for music. It’s a painful process that will undoubtedly mean more layoffs. Warner now has just 3,700 employees, down from 5,100 in late 2003. Blavatnik, 53, doesn’t face such hurdles blindly. The Russian-born investor was part of the group led by Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. that bought the company from T ime War ner Inc. in 2004. He served on its board until 2008 and still has about a 2 percent stake. Those investors slashed payrolls and took other measures such as signing artists to all-encompassing rights deals, which gave Warner Music revenue from concerts and merchandise to cope with declines in recorded music. They took the company public a year later to help recoup their investment. Bronfman and partners Thomas H. Lee and Bain Capital have agreed to vote their combined 56 percent stake in favor of the deal. It would pay shareholders $8.25 per share when it closes. That’s expected to happen by September. Investors have already gotten back their $1.05 billion investment, plus 30 percent more thanks to special dividends and management fees over the years. The sale means they’ve nearly doubled their money. “We believe this transaction is an exceptional value-maximizing opportunity that serves the best interests of stockholders as well as the best interests of music fans, our recording artists and songwriters, and the wonderful people of this company,” Bronfman said in a statement. Blavatnik may need to acquire other companies to achieve bigger cost savings to make the business work. Many people believe his

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Musicians Eric Clapton, right, and Michael Buble, left, CDs on display at Best Buy in Mountain View, Calif., Friday. Warner Music Group Corp., the world's third-largest recording company with such artists as Eric Clapton, Michael Buble and Paramore, is being sold for about $1.3 billion as a global decline in CD sales weighs down the industry. decision to keep Bronfman as CEO means that Blavatnik is eyeing a bid for EMI, which Bronfman has tried and failed to buy in the past. Citibank is looking to sell EMI after seizing it from Guy Hands’ Terra Firma private equity group in February. Other groups that lost out on bidding for thirdranked Warner — including No. 2 music company Sony Corp. — are also looking for parts that may be discarded from this deal, should

antitrust regulators require that or should Warner need to raise cash. In one possible scenario, Warner’s new owner would try to buy No. 4 EMI in order to reap the benefit of slashing staf f at a combined company. It would then shed certain music labels or get rid of one of the publishing divisions to satisfy regulators. Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group, ranked No. 1, is also looking to buy parts of War ner, EMI or both.

Easing worries about the sale is the fact that Blavatnik understands the digital business, said Fred Goodman, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine and author of “Fortune’s Fool: Edgar Bronfman Jr., War ner Music, and an Industry in Crisis.” Blavatnik once licensed music recordings from Warner for an Internet and cellphone service he operated in Russia. “Many of the people who were interested in buying War ner Music were not

really interested in doing anything other than managing it down ... making the company smaller and smaller and taking profits out by shrinking,” Goodman said. “I think Blavatnik’s one of the few guys where you think that might not be the case.” War ner Music’s stock rose 28 cents, or 3.5 percent, to close Friday at $8.18. It hit its 52-week high earlier in the day at $8.24, a penny short of the offer price.

Dear Friends and Supporters of ENMU-Roswell’s Special Services Program for the 2010-2011 school year

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The Summer Concerts in the Park Series offers music for all, relaxing e venings and family fun. MARTHA D. URQUIDES-STAAB

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Summer nights in Roswell have just become more exciting. Sounds of classic rock, blue grass, country and jazz will soon fill the air in Cahoon Park on Friday nights. The family-friendly sixth annual Summer Concerts in the Park series will kick off June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Cahoon Park. It’s a plethora of cultures and diversity in an art form everyone will love and enjoy and its family and cost friendly. Getting ready for this series has been an interesting road for the series founder and event director Cuitlahuac “Cuic” Gonzalez. This event began in 2006 and it’s been getting bigger and better every year. “We used to have to beg musicians to come and play for us; now with the success of the event we have options and sometimes have to turn people away,” said Gonzalez. This event has given the opportunity for local musicians to shine and provide the city a new annual event to look forward to. “Our philosophy is provide for those budding musicians and also provide the city with music and with a wide variety so everyone can enjoy it, not just a specific genre,” said Gonzalez. This year Gonzalez has a new asset in his series staff, Tom Blake. Blake has helped with the technical aspects of this year’s event but quickly became the right-hand man

to add something special to this already successful team. With the popularity of the series, Gonzalez and Blake will listen to the bands auditioning for their place on the summer calendar and hand pick those that will headline this summer. “I think it’s wonderful that the city of Roswell has allowed to showcase the musical arts and I’m happy to help out with the talent as much as I can,” said Blake. Gonzalez’s hard work has not gone unnoticed. The event won “Program of the Year” in 2009. “I want to express my gratitude to the musicians, without them we can’t run this program, and the public’s support,” said Gonzales. The concerts offer a safe environment for fun, and are also neighborhood friendly. Blake and his crew test the surrounding parts of the park for noise volume as a courtesy of those surrounding neighborhoods. After this event wraps for the summer, expect surveys to be handed out to see what the public thinks to make the following event better for the public. Every year the music alternates and, with the work that goes into this event, it has become a legacy in the Parks and Recreation Department. Credit also goes to the wonderful sponsors who help bring this event to life: Hampton Inn, Roswell Radio, Ginsberg Music and many more who have donated time and efforts to this event. Concession stands will be open and bands will be selling their music and memorabilia. Everyone is encouraged to come to the park with lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the music. For more information call Gonzalez at 624-6796.

Concert Calendar June 3: WIP—Classic Rock June 10: Danzar—Variety June 17: Robin Scott Trio—Blues, Funk and Rock June 24: Spring River Valley Band—Folk and country July 8: NU Blues Band—Blues/Rock July 15: Afro Gospel Praise Experience—Gospel Music July 22: South West Trio—Country and Blues July 29: Vintage—Blue Grass August 5: Roswell Jazz Orchestra—Jazz Music Engineers: Junior Sanchez and Andy Herrera Event Coordinator and Producer: Tom Blake Event Director: Cuic Gonzalez


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Dad’s control over son becomes less influential over time

Q: As a dad, how much control should I have over our 17-year-old son when it comes to dating? Juli: Let’s start out with the unpleasant truth that you actually have no control over what your 17-year-old does about much of anything. If you ever had control when he was younger, those days are long gone. In fact, by trying to control his behavior, you’re likely to do more damage than good, either prompting him to rebel or impeding his maturity as a young man. So, instead, let’s use the word influence. Your role as a parent needs to shift to one of mentor or coach, guiding your son with encouragement, advice and good questions. Hopefully, you have spent the past 17 years instilling the values in him that now shape his decisions. Although he may still respect and value your opinion on issues like dating and sexuality, his own beliefs will guide him more than yours will. Even as he determines his own values, you still have authority regarding his behavior while he is living in your home, eating your food and driving your car. Use that authority not to be heavy-handed, but to set healthy boundaries that will both train and protect your son. For example, he should respect a reasonable curfew and show honor to the girl he dates by not putting her in compromising situations. Recognize that an interest in girls and dating is normal for a young man his age. Talk with him about what his standards and values are. You might even ask him how involved he would like you to be in his dating relationships going forward. Express the desire to be a sounding board for him as he faces challenges and decisions in the future. Perhaps the most important influence you can be for your son during these late teen years is to cast a vision

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lege in Kansas. He is pursuing a degree in social work and is currently employed by Covenant Child Inc. as a treatment coordinator.

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for him. Remind your son of the character you see in him, and help him envision the husband you’d like him to be someday. Q: I think my daughter uses her iPhone too much. Even for a teenager, it’s excessive. Is there such a thing as an addiction to electronic devices? Jim: The battle over too much talking and texting is one that most parents will face with their teens. Most of the time, it’s just a matter of setting healthy boundaries. However, if you feel your daughter is truly demonstrating addictive tendencies, we’d encourage you to contact a professional counselor. The staff at Focus on the Family can refer you to one in your area. That said, there is a trend toward what author and speaker Judith Wright calls “soft addictions.” These are different from the things we typically define as addictive, such as pornography, drinking or gambling. Soft addic-

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Happy 90th Birthday

Frank and Stella Herrera of Austin, Texas, are proud to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Alessandra Herrera, to Philip Herring, son of Paul and Ann Herring of Roswell. The wedding will take place at Kindred Oaks at Austin, Texas, at 6:30 p.m., May 13, 2011, with Pastor Brian Lightsey officiating. Alessandra received her Bachelor’s Degree in communications, from Texas State University. Philip received his Bachelor’s Degree in finance from Texas State University.

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Alvino B. Medina, born May 1, 1921, celebrated his 90th birthday at the Boys & Girls Club hosted by his children. Albino is a decorated World War II veteran and honored family man. We love you, Daddy, and thank you for all you’ve done.

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Vidal S.(Lolly) Zamora and Sandra L. Zamora celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2011. They were united in marriage at St. John’s Catholic Church by Father Forest McAllister in April 1981. Lolly is the son of the late Willie and Grace Gutierrez. Sandra is the daughter of the late Leo Carrillo; her mother is Cruzita Carrillo. Lolly and Sandra were grade school sweethearts and dated on and off in high school before he asked for her hand in marriage. They were blessed with two beautiful children, Jason Ray Zamora and Jennifer Rene Zamora and one grandson Kian, all of Roswell, N.M. They traveled the world while Lolly was in the United States Marine Corps, and decided to make Roswell their home once again. They both feel that they have been blessed by their family and friends over the years of their marriage and want to thank them all.

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Daniel and Valerie Lopez of Roswell, N.M., are proud to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Veronica Lopez, to Domingo Alonso, son of Javier Alonso and Ermelinda Wylie of Roswell. The wedding will take place 2 p.m., July 16 at St. Peter Church. Veronica is a 2008 graduate of Roswell High School, and is currently employed with Roswell Medico as a CNA. She is pursuing a degree in nursing. Domingo is a 2003 graduate of Roswell High School, graduated in 2005 from NMMI, and in 2008 he received his BS degree from Sterling Col-

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Mr. and Mrs. Zamora April 1981

Mr. And Mrs. Zamora April 2011

Ms. Cecilia Chavez of Roswell and Cecilia Torrez of Roswell and JC Copeland and stepmother Norine Copeland, of Denver, Colo., are proud to announce the wedding for Jill Gutierrez and Jason Copeland, on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., in a double ring ceremony with Fr. Joseph Vanderholt, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Albuquerque, N.M., officiating. Jason received his BS in systems engineering from the US Naval Academy and MBA from Louisiana State University; he is currently a captain with the United States Marine Corps. Jill

tions are those behaviors you’re not ashamed to tell your friends about, such as shopping online, watching TV, and yes, using electronic devices. Left unchecked, these behaviors rob us of precious time with our families and can become almost all-consuming. Smart phones are especially problematic because they’re loaded with Wi-Fi, games and hundreds of other bells and whistles that monopolize our time. I’ve been in restaurants in which the family at the table next to me — Mom, Dad and kids — is sitting in silence, fiddling with their own electronic devices! It’s hard to enjoy a “family mealtime” when everyone’s face is riveted to the blue glow of their smart phones. We all have things in our lives that could become soft addictions — if we let them. The key is to identify those weak areas and put barriers in place. Encourage your daughter with the thought that when it comes to even “harmless” pastimes, it’s important to exercise caution and self-restraint. Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: ask@FocusOnTheFamily.com Copyright 2011 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 International Copyright Secured. All Rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick. 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; (816) 581-7500. This feature may not by reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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received her BBA in marketing from the University of New Mexico, and is currently employed as a marketing and communications specialist with Louisiana Realtors. Jill was given in marriage by her mother Cecilia Chavez.

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Quilt patterns and Southern cuisine Information on self-improvement, drawing a quilt pattern, and preparing recipes for Southern cuisine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, May 12 at 12 noon, MST. Lance Heft, businessman, author and entrepreneur has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” Heft will tell about his ideas and suggestions, and explain how he came to write this self-help program and book. Author and quilter, Norah McMeeking will show how to draw a quilt pattern using a compass, ruler and a large sheet of paper — and she says that fellow quilters like this method. Her book is titled “Bella Bella Quilts.” Home Economist and spokesperson, Connie Moyers represents Western Research Kitchens in Los Angeles, Calif., and she’s going to share some recipes for interesting foods from the South. She’ll talk about yams, fried turkey, refried beans and other traditional Southern cuisine. Information on “half scratch cook-

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ing,” decorating with candles, and making handmade flowers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, May 10 at 12 noon, and on Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m., MST. Cookbook author, Linda Eckhardt will show how to “almost” cook from scratch, based on her popular book “Half Scratch Magic.” These recipes focus on meals for families. Olga Puzas, senior regional vice president with PartyLite Gifts Inc. in Plymouth, Mass., says that candles are an easy, affordable way to decorate for weddings, plus they make fabulous gifts and create special memories for everyone involved. Pat de Santis, Wrights, will show how to make handmade flowers easily and quickly from inexpensive store-bought silk flowers or from outdated or out-of-style arrangements you already have on hand. Brownie Trifle 1 pkg. (19 1/2 ozs.) fudge brownie mix 1/4 cup coffee liqueur (optional) 2 pkgs. (3.9 ozs. ea.) chocolate

fudge instant pudding 1 container (12 ozs.) frozen whipped topping, thawed 8 (1.4 ozs. ea.) chocolate-covered toffee candy bars, coarsely crushed Ground nutmeg Prepare brownie mix according to package directions using a 13x9x2inch pan. Prick top of warm brownies at 1-inch intervals with a wooden pick; brush with coffee liqueur, if desired. Cool and crumble. Prepare pudding mix according to package directions, omitting chilling. Layer half of the crumbled brownies in a 3quart trifle bowl or dish, top with half of pudding, half of coarsely crushed candy bars, and half of whipped topping. Repeat with remaining brownies, pudding and topping. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Garnish with nutmeg and remaining crushed candy bars. This can also be prepared and served in stemmed glasses for individual servings. “Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden.


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Obama tries to reassure public on economy, jobs Roswell Daily Record

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is reassuring the public that jobs and the economy are his top priority. At the end of a historic and emotionally charged week that began with his nationally televised announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan during a raid by U.S. special forces, Obama on Saturday returned to promoting his energy agenda. U.S. forces raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden had lived for several years, killing the al-Qaida leader. The news of bin Laden’s demise dominated the week’s headlines. “So although our economy hasn’t been the focus of the news this week, not a day goes by that I’m not focused on your jobs, your hopes and your dreams,” Obama

said in his weekly radio and Internet address. He recorded the address Friday while visiting an Indianapolis transmissions plant that makes systems for hybrid vehicles. Obama has been traveling around the country to talk up his plan to reduce U.S. consumption of foreign oil — and the price Americans pay for it — by increasing domestic oil production, encouraging a shift to alternative energy sources and building vehicles that use less fuel. He says shifting to jobs like those at the Indianapolis factory will create more jobs and help the economy grow. “The clean energy jobs at this plant are the jobs of the future, jobs that pay well right here in America,” Obama said. “It’s clean energy companies like this one

that will keep our economy growing, create new jobs and make sure America remains the most prosperous nation in the world.” Republicans devoted their weekly message to bin Laden. Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown praised years of diligent work by the military and by intelligence professionals to pinpoint bin Laden’s location. The alQaida leader’s death, Brown said, sends a clear message to others like bin Laden. “The example will not be lost on other terrorists,” Brown said. “Any escape they make will be temporary. Any sanctuary they find will be uncovered. Those who harm or threaten the American people will be dealt with, on our terms, however long it takes.”

Budget cuts have spotty record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress and President Barack Obama are proposing ways to automatically trigger budget savings if they can’t rein in deficits the old-fashioned way, by enacting laws to cut spending or raise taxes. Similar efforts in the past have a spotty record. The last quarter-century has seen plenty of missed deficit and spending targets and inventive evasions of budget curbs. This is because the same legislators who put in place those budget constraints can pass laws to ignore them. That history has convinced analysts that automatic triggers work best when lawmakers already have approved spending cuts, taxes increases or both. They’re least effective when used as an incentive to force legislators into such agreements in the first place. “Process alone is never going to bring about fiscal responsibility,” said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group that wants to erase federal deficits. “If the political actors are not willing or ready to make hard choices, they won’t.” This year’s expected record deficit of $1.5 trillion and a cumulative national debt topping $14 trillion have snowballed into a major political issue that probably will color presidential and congressional elections in 2012. As a result, Washington is awash with proposals from Obama, lawmakers and anti-deficit groups such as the Bipartisan Policy Center to automatically trigger budget savings if ceilings on spending, the national debt or other benchmarks are pierced. A quarter-century ago, lawmakers were looking for similar mechanisms. When Reagan-era deficits reached the unprecedented $200 billion-ayear range, Congress in 1985 enacted the Gramm-Rudman law, sponsored by Sens. Phil Gramm, RTexas, Warren Rudman, R-N.H., and Ernest Hollings, D-S.C. The measure set a declining sixyear path of deficit targets that would culminate in a balanced budget in 1991. Failure to hit an annual target was supposed to automatically trigger across-theboard spending cuts known as sequesters. That medicine was considered so harsh that it would force nervous lawmakers to risk angering voters by enacting needed savings. At the time, Rudman called it “a bad idea whose time has come.” For

the most part, it didn’t work. Gramm-Rudman forced a $12 billion sequester in 1986, a small but noticeable dent in that year’s $990 billion budget. But Congress dealt with two other sequesters in 1988 and 1990 by passing laws to reduce or erase them. The same lawmakers who enacted Gramm-Rudman simply voted to defang it. What was to have been a balanced budget in 1991 produced $269 billion in red ink, a record at the time. “When it became hard to do those things, people walked away,” Rudman said in a recent interview. One problem was that the law’s targets were pegged to federal deficits, which lawmakers don't fully control because government spending and revenue are strongly influenced by the economy. A strong economy brings the government more revenue and lower spending. A weak economy in which the jobless and poor need more support does the opposite. When Congress relaxed GrammRudman’s deficit targets after the 1987 stock market crash, actual deficits still missed the law’s new goals by an average of $50 billion annually from 1988 to 1990. The controls were abandoned when President George H.W. Bush’s administration projected the law would force unbearably high budget cuts of up to $100 billion that fall. The new red ink drove Bush and congressional Democrats to the bargaining table, ultimately producing a deficit-cutting agreement and Bush's abandonment of his “read my lips — no new taxes” pledge, costing him re-election two years later. “It certainly didn't work as well as we might have hoped,” Gramm, now a vice chairman of UBS investment bank, said recently of Gramm-Rudman. “But it certainly worked better than nothing.” The 1990 budget deal also produced new budget-cutting controls. Instead of annual deficit targets, yearly caps were clamped on congressionally controlled spending on everything from agriculture research to water projects. Guaranteed federal benefits such as Social Security and Medicare could not rise — and taxes could not fall — unless those costs were covered by other spending cuts or tax increases. If those requirements were breached, sequesters were to be automatically imposed. Experts agree that those procedures — renewed twice but aban-

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President Barack Obama walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as he returned from New York, Thursday.

doned after 2002 — helped control budget deficits by forcing lawmakers to pay for pet initiatives. But credit for the steadily shrinking deficits beginning in 1993 also goes to declining military expenditures allowed by the Soviet Union's breakup, gridlock between Democratic President Bill Clinton and the GOP-controlled Congress, and a rapidly growing economy. “It was a very favorable economic and political climate,” said Robert Reischauer, former chief of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office who now heads the nonpartisan Urban Institute. As the economy heated up and federal surpluses appeared in 1998, lawmakers had little taste for budget constraints and increasingly voted to flout them. Lawmakers ended up ignoring mandated spending caps by a total $400 billion from 1999 through 2002, according to a 2003 study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Of fice. Separately, they voted to erase $700 billion in cuts from benefit programs the law would have triggered from 2001 through 2006 to offset spending increases and tax cuts they'd approved. They also employed creative ways of side-stepping complaints. Though the Constitution requires a census every decade, they declared the 2000 count an emergency, thereby exempting its costs from budget controls. By the time lawmakers let the controls expire, there was never a sequester on benefit programs and no sequesters of congressionally controlled spending after 1991. President George W. Bush’s $1.3 trillion tax cut of 2001 was not paid for; lawmakers voted to waive that requirement. With no serious budget controls in place for most of the past decade, also unpaid for were Bush’s 2003 tax cut, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new Medicare prescription drug benefit, Obama’s economic stimulus package and his renewal last autumn of Bush’s tax breaks. “For a great democracy with a gigantic budget, we certainly haven’t been too innovative about making budgets enforceable,” said Pete Domenici, the former New Mexico GOP senator who chaired the Senate Budget Committee.

Billionaires meet in Arizona to discuss giving

What do dozens of American billionaires talk about when they get together? Their topic this week was of course money; not how to make it, but how to give it away. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Friday that a private gathering was a great chance for the billionaires who have pledged to give away at least half their wealth to meet each other, compare notes, eat and laugh. The media was banned from Thursday’s first meeting of the group that has accepted the giving challenge by Buf fett and his friend Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Since last June, 69 individuals or couples AP Photo have made the giving Billionaire investor Warren pledge. Buffett knew only about Buffett 12 of the 61 people at the dinner at the Miraval Resort in Tucson before the famously gregarious Berkshire Hathaway CEO worked the room and made 40 new friends. “They all more than fulfilled my expectations,” Buffett told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said she was delighted by the openness of the virtual strangers. At one point, conversation at her table drifted toward the biggest mistakes people had ever made as philanthropists. “One of the things about being a philanthropist, in many ways it’s rather a lonely job,” said Tashia Morgridge, a retired special education teacher. She works with her husband, Cisco Systems chairman John Morgridge, to give money to improve U.S. education through the Denver-based Morgridge Family Foundation. George Kaiser, a Tulsa, Okla., philanthropist who aids early childhood education and social services programs, said the giving pledge helps philanthropists who don’t want to just throw money at causes and instead want to explore the best ways to invest money to tackle the world’s biggest problems. “Being able to share with other people who are agonizing about the same decisions is extraordinarily useful,” said Kaiser, the chairman of BOK Financial Corp who has been an oil and gas industry executive for four decades. He led a session on applying analytical business practices to philanthropy. The goals of the organization do not include working together to pool philanthropic dollars. Still, the meeting in Tucson that ended Friday included sessions where different philanthropists shared their passion to improve education, the environment and other causes. Philosophies of giving and ideas for collaboration among the billionaires were also shared throughout the event, said Jean Case, CEO of the family foundation started by her and her husband, America Online founder Steve Case. “There’s a strong desire in this group to learn from each other,” said Jean Case, the host of the event.

Motorola spinoff receives tax breaks to stay in Ill. headquarters

Consumer -electronics maker Motorola Mobility said Friday that it will keep its headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Libertyville after the state promised the company $100 million in tax breaks over the next decade, easily one of the largest incentive packages the state has ever given a company. The state also announced a change to the tax-break program that will allow companies that don’t have income taxes to apply tax breaks to instead use them to cut down on the amount of employee tax withholdings they have to turn over to the state. Gov. Pat Quinn called that change a key provision in the Motorola Mobility deal. Motorola Mobility made

the announcement at its headquarters with Quinn. Under the deal the company will keep a workforce of about 3,000 people at its headquarters. The company, spun off from Motorola Inc. earlier this year, had said it might move to California or Texas. Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha said the tax breaks provided through the state’s Economic Development for a Growing Economy program, known as EDGE, were a key factor in the company’s decision but not the only the factor. “At the end I think this incentive package was an important factor, but so was the partnership we’ve built with the governor’s of fice and our history here,” he said. Motorola

Mobility is one of two new companies created by the January split of Motorola Inc., which was based in Schaumburg, Ill. since 1976. Motorola was founded as Galvin Manufacturing in Chicago in 1928. The deal will let the state hang onto one of its relatively few major technology companies, which Quinn said was important to keep graduates of elite universities like Northwestern and the University of Illinois in the state. “We have lots of brainpower in Illinois; we want to summon that brainpower,” Quinn said. “We don’t want folks to leave.” The gover nor didn’t answer questions from reporters about whether the incentives package

amounted to an invitation for other companies to look for tax breaks or threaten to leave if they don’t get them. Libertyville Mayor Terry Wempler said the news ended an anxious few months. “The initial rumor that went around was that California has more engineers and better engineers,” he said. We had some discussions with Motorola and they were playing it kind of close to the vest.“ Wempler said Motorola Mobility is among the five largest employers in Libertyville, though he wasn’t sure how much the company generates in property tax revenue. State statistics for m March show the area had a

10.5 percent unemployment rate in March, the most recent month available. That’s significantly higher than the state or national rates, which were both 8.8 percent in March. Motorola Inc. split into two companies earlier this year, the consumer-oriented Motorola Mobility, which makes cell phones and cable TV set-top boxes and has about 19,000 employees, and Motorola Solutions. The latter includes professional products such as police radios and bar code scanners and is based in another Chicago suburb, Schaumburg. It had become the more successful of Motorola’s businesses before the split. Motorola of ficials had said the consumer-oriented

business might be moved to the San Francisco area, San Diego or Austin, Texas. Illinois probably had little choice but to of fer the incentives, whether Motorola Mobility would have really left or not, said Ron Baiman, an economist at the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, a Chicago-based fiscal watchdog group. The unemployment rate and the state government’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit mean Illinois has to hang onto every job it can. “You never know if they’re bluffing or serious, and right now the state’s strapped for employment and will do just about anything they can to retain jobs,” he said.


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DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Derek,” confessed to me that while he was out with friends on a workrelated trip, he drank too much and danced with and kissed another woman. He didn’t tell me right away. He planned to tell me sometime in the future, but his conscience bothered him, so he told me five days later. I’m at a loss as to what to do. We have a small child. Derek is a good man, but he has violated my trust. I can’t forget and I don’t know if I can forgive. We’ve had our ups and downs, and the past year has been particularly stressful. When he returned from the trip, he was the perfect husband — loving, attentive, devoted — exactly what I had been missing. To find out that what was behind this change in his behavior was guilt is devastating. I’m not sure I want to be with him anymore. Am I overreacting? THROWN IN MARYLAND DEAR THROWN: Yes — but that doesn’t mean you should ignore what happened. Before you throw away

Dear Readers: Many of you write to complain that TOP BEDSHEETS are not long enough! There is a hint that was originally printed years ago about this. So it is time to revisit the issue: “Top sheets for beds are not long enough, in my opinion. To have enough length for a good fold-over on the blanket and a good tuck-in at the foot, I make the top sheets longer by using an old sheet and adding an ‘extension’ on the bottom end. “I lay the top sheet on the bed, fold back how much I want over the blanket, and then measure how much I need at the foot for tucking in under the mattress. I add about 6 to 9 inches (this becomes the ‘tuck

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what could be a perfectly good marriage, it’s important you and Derek work through what caused those “ups and downs” that led to what was missing in your relationship. A marriage counselor could be very helpful right now. If Derek didn’t love you and want to make things right, he wouldn’t have told you about what he did. For that, I respect him, and so should you.



DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are recently retired. We’ve happily settled into a morning routine of breakfast, reading the paper and exercising. Some days we don’t bother to shower and dress until late morning. A friend, “Herb,” who is also retired, frequently drops by

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in’ under the mattress). By cutting strips off an old sheet, I can lengthen many sheets, just stitch it to the bottom over the hem, and then hem that extension. Margret Rehberg, Pullman, Wash.” This was a great hint years ago,

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unannounced between 8 a.m. and noon. You’d think that after catching me still in my robe and my husband in sweaty workout clothes, Herb would get the message that it’s not convenient to visit, but he continues. I see no way of stopping this short of being blunt, but I don’t want to hurt his feelings. We see him and his wife at many social events. My question is, what’s the etiquette regarding calling ahead to let someone know you would like to stop by? Maybe if you answer this in the newspaper, Herb will see it and recognize himself. We need help! FRUSTRATED IN BIRMINGHAM, ALA. DEAR FRUSTRATED: And what if Herb doesn’t see the column today? It has been known to happen with even the most devoted Dear Abby readers. There is nothing hurtful or rude about telling someone who drops by when you’re not presentable that you’re embarrassed to be “caught” that way, and to please call before coming over to ask if it’s convenient. If necessary, say YOU read it in my column.

and it still is today. There are extra-long sheets, in all sizes, readily available in stores and catalogs, although they can be a bit pricey, from $60 to $150 for a set! Heloise

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Dear Heloise: I think it’s great to have a special kit in the car. Here are some things I keep in mine, and these items fit neatly in a toiletry bag under the seat: * A roll of toilet tissue. * Disinfecting wipes. * Hand sanitizer. * Antibiotic ointment and bandages. * Toothbrush and toothpaste. A Traveler, via email Dear Heloise: Here’s a good use for a used wiper blade: Keep one handy to quickly and cleanly remove dew from all of your car windows. It’s as good as a squeegee. Greg, via email Dear Heloise: I have a warning when sending “talking” greeting cards. I got one from my aunt, and it didn’t work. It looks like it got mashed by one of the U.S. Postal Service machines. If you send one, put something inside, such as a thin piece of foam, to cushion the mechanism. I enjoy your column in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Kaye Robinson, Thaxton, Miss. Dear Heloise: My revolving plastic cake plate with a brim, once used for decorating pastries, has a new life. I use it as a condiment rack for containers of various sizes. It’s in alphabetical order and useful for spices that are used only occasionally. Margarette M., Temple, Texas Dear Heloise: We all get checkout coupons. Lately, I’ve gotten some cash-off coupons ($5 off on $50 or $2 off on $20) that I can’t use, since I really don’t spend that much on groceries. So I bring the coupons with me the next time I shop, look for someone with a full grocery cart and hand that person the coupon. It’s a nice way to let people know that others think of them, and they are always quite appreciative. Harriet Knevals, Morris Township, N.J.

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Costa Rica finds US student missing at sea Roswell Daily Record

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Kai Lamar wanted nothing more than to serve God and help others, so his family had no reservations about him traveling from the U.S. to Costa Rica to take part in a religious mission there, his mother said. “It was an opportunity to show his love for the Lord and to do what he thought he was called to do,” Shari Lamar said in a telephone interview Friday. “So we supported him wholeheartedly.” But the lives of her son and two of his high school classmates were cut short when they were swept out to sea while taking a beach break during their stay. On Friday, a Costa Rican coast guard patrol recovered Kai Lamar’s body in waters off Bejuco beach on the Pacific coast, said Jesus Escalona, Red Cross assistant director of operations. The bodies of the other two students, Caity Jones and James Smith, were found earlier this week. A strong undertow pulled the three away from shore Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from their school, Patriot Preparatory Academy in Columbus, Ohio. They were among eight juniors and seniors on a trip not sponsored by the school. Escalona said the body was found in roughly the same area where Smith’s body was recovered a day earlier. He said the body fit Lamar’s description and rescuers called off the search. The bodies were taken to a morgue where relatives or U.S.

Embassy of ficials can claim them. The U.S. Embassy has declined to comment, citing privacy restrictions. Wednesday, the day before they were to return to Ohio, was a free day, and students were given a choice of whether they wanted to ride horses near a waterfall or go to the beach, the brother of one of the students told an Ohio television station. “Unfortunately, it was just a fatal mistake,” Smith’s brother Nick Smith told WCMH-TV in Columbus. He said the trip was the first mission for his brother and that he had worked to raise every penny needed to pay for the trip. “That kid was more driven to do things for God than I’ve seen anybody at his age ever. ... He was doing things and so committed that honestly, in 16 years, he finished everything he needed to do in this life,” Smith told the station. A message seeking comment was left by The Associated Press on Friday at a phone listing for Smith’s parents. Shari Lamar said that while her family was saddened by her son’s death, they found some comfort in knowing he had fulfilled a wish inspired by his strong Christian faith. “He and his friends had the time of their life doing the work,” she said. “It just brought them great joy. They were phenomenal kids. ... It’s sad, but we just trust God.” Lamar said she had no regrets about allowing her son to make

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the trip. “We wouldn’t have done anything differently, because it was something that he wanted to do,” she said. The three students swept away, all juniors, were described as active in school and the community, well-liked and good students. The mission was organized by Ohio-based Impulse International Mission Trips, where a spokeswoman said no one could comment Friday. The students visited an orphanage, a drug rehabilitation center and some villagers, according to a post by Lamar on a blog the group was keeping on the trip. The group also played soccer, colored and read with youngsters at a community center and did some painting at a Salvation Army church. The K-12 school, on the city’s east side, is a for mer private Christian school that converted this year to a charter school, meaning it is publicly funded but privately run. It has about 500 students. Students had made the same volunteer trip to Costa Rica in the past when the school was private, said Paul Blythe, a friend of the Jones family and a school board member whose children graduated from the school. They raised funds and obtained sponsors to pay for the trip, he said. In 2006, three Kansas students and their teacher drowned in Costa Rica while on a Spanish language immersion trip. A group of students were swimming and some were swept away by strong

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Megan Maggart, left, a family friend, comforts Sandra Shoaf, the mother of student James Smith, after a memorial service at Redeemer’s On Courtright Church in Columbus, Ohio, May 4. currents. At least two were rescued, but the teacher and one of the students died trying to save the others. “These beaches are some of the most dangerous beaches in the world,” said David Angueira, a Boston attorney who brought a wrongful death lawsuit against a tour operator over the 2006 deaths. “These beaches are unbelievably dangerous, rip currents like you wouldn’t believe. And our kids just keep drowning.” At least 52 people have drowned at sea in Costa Rica this year, said Freddy Roman, another Red Cross spokesman. While that appears to mark an increase from the 2010 full-year total of 76, Roman said he did not think it was a trend, noting last year’s

number was far below the usual. There were 103 drownings registered in 2009 and 128 in 2008. Emergency officials have attributed the drop last year to an overall decrease in vacationers caused by an economic downturn. Jim Batres, assistant director for rescues and operations for the Red Cross of Costa Rica, said the Red Cross is the only agency that offers lifeguard service at Costa Rican beaches, but doesn’t have a big enough budget to cover all the beaches full time. Batres said there are only about 60 volunteer lifeguards for all the country’s beaches. Some hotels hire their own lifeguards, and there are signs on many beaches warning about hazards.

Bahrain’s rulers cast net for loyalty oaths online

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Bahrainis sign a book pledging loyalty to the ruling Al Khalifa family in the country’s main upscale shopping mall in Manama, Bahrain, April 27.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Bahrain’s justice minister was making the latest accusations against alleged enemies of the state — this time medical staff — other officials were busy organizing a patriotic blitz that encourages pledges of loyalty on Facebook and Twitter. These are the parallel worlds of one of Washington’s linchpin military allies in the Gulf. On one side is a grinding campaign to break the spirits of Shiite-led opponents whose pro-reform uprising was smothered by martial law. On the other: An expanding PR offensive to portray the Sunni monarchy as fir mly in charge, and Bahrain as a firewall against Iranian influence in the nation that hosts the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Bahrain’s current spin — shifting from state media to the web — could appear as just more boosterism in a region where rulers are constantly bathed in state-sponsored praise. But there is a distinct undercurrent in the island kingdom: pumping up its own rhetoric to match Iran’s increasing barrage of criticism. It serves as further recognition that Bahrain’s crisis doubles as a window

into the region’s collective phobias — the mutual mistrust of Sunni Arab leaders and Shiite powerhouse Iran — as America effectively watches from the sidelines. “So many of the Gulf’s big issues are squeezed into this one tiny country,” said Shadi Hamid, director of research at The Brookings Doha Center in Qatar. Iran has relentlessly assailed Bahrain’s rulers for crackdowns against the country’s Shiite majority, which comprises 70 percent of the population but is denied key roles in gover nment or security af fairs. Tehran’s statements took on an even harder edge after Bahrain’s monarchy declared military rule and was aided in March by a Gulf force dominated by Iran’s regional rival, Saudi Arabia. The Gulf Arab sheiks and monarchs view Bahrain as a domino that cannot fall. Any gains by Bahrain’s Shiites, in their minds, equates to a potential opening for greater Iranian footholds on Saudi Arabia’s doorstep. And Gulf leaders have set aside their traditional opaque and meandering political discourses to make their point, warning Iran to stop “meddling.” Last week in Abu Dhabi, Gulf interior ministers called Iran “provocative

and irresponsible” after a senior military commander said the Gulf has always belonged to Iran. On Thursday, Bahrain’s chamber of commerce urged traders to shed Iranian investments and start a buy-Bahrain drive. “This patriotic duty is dictated by our conscience, allegiance to the leadership and loyalty to Bahrain,’ the group said. Such sound bites are becoming part of the new Gulf phrase book as rulers try to portray confidence during increasingly uncertain times. Bahrain’s propaganda machine is revving the fastest by necessity. The uprising that began in February has left at least 30 people dead and carved up the tiny country along Sunni and Shiite lines — with divisions seeming to deepen as authorities shift into an us-or-them mode. Just moments after a closed-door security court issued four death sentences on April 28 for the slayings of two policemen, state authorities sent journalists the web links to two government-produced videos on the case that were posted on YouTube. The attackers were described as “traitors” and “beasts without any mercy,” with no mention of the harsh measures used by security forces, including firing on crowds and widespread arrests.

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa declares referendum victory

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Rafael Correa declared victory after an exit poll indicated voters roundly approved all 10 ballot questions in a referendum Saturday, an outcome critics say will tighten his grip on power, inhibit press freedom and lessen the judiciary’s independence. The exit poll by SP Investigacion y Estudios, which regularly does work for the government, said voters approved all the questions by greater than 60 percent. First official results were expected Saturday night. The chief of an Organization of American States observer team, Enrique Correa of Chile, said the voting appeared to go smoothly and there was no evidence of organized fraud. The plebiscite was an important gauge of Correa’s popularity. Correa noted in a TV interview that it was the eighth straight electoral victory “of this dream that is called citizen’s revolu-

tion.” The first for the leftist U.S.-educated economist was his 2006 election, and he was easily re-elected in 2009 after a rewrite of the constitution, following a playbook written by his ally, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. “The Ecuadorean people have triumphed. Democracy has triumphed” with the referendum, said Correa, who is eligible for re-election in two years. Some questions were straightforward, such as whether to ban bullfighting and gambling. Others were complex. Two of the most controversial measures would bar owners of news media from having other commercial interests and create a government media oversight panel. Correa called approve of the media ownership question “a historic deed.” “We are going to diffuse the power in this country,” he said. Critics say the two changes would make

it easier for Correa, who is often at loggerheads with the largely opposition news media and business community, to subtly impose censorship. Another important ballot question called for dissolving Ecuador’s judicial oversight council and replacing it with a temporary body given the task of reworking the system. Another would allow authorities to detain people for longer without filing charges. Results of the exit poll were broadcast immediately after polls closed, and Vice President Lenin Moreno told reporters that the gover nment took the victory with “humility” but added that lawmakers now have a mandate from the public to convert the vote’s results into law. Five of the questions mandate constitutional changes. The other five require congressional action. Former President Lucio Gutierrez, a fierce Correa opponent, told The Associat-

ed Press that with the referendum Correa “seeks to take by force justice and dominate the news media.” Firmly in South America’s leftist bloc, Correa enjoys a 65 percent approval rating in a corruption-bedeviled country that in the decade prior to his election saw three presidents, most recently Gutierrez, ousted in popular revolts. Forceful and uncompromising, Correa has alienated many former allies, including leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous movement. They are angry with his insistence that the state have the last word on subsoil and water rights. But Correa’s populist programs, such as $35 monthly payments to nearly 2 million poor families, construction of low-income housing and a commitment to universal free education, have boosted his popularity in this small Andean nation of 14.3 million people.


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Personality drives high-school prom gown styles

NEW YORK (AP) — Prom-dress trends come and go — bright colors and bohemian looks this season — but the fashion personalities of the high-school girls celebrating the end of the school year in probably the fanciest dress they’ve ever worn are consistent: Every ballroom has its princess, glamour puss, trendsetter and rebel. “You need to cover a lot of girls, and a lot of girls who want to show their personality, but you always, always need certain styles,” says Michael Shettel, the designer of bridal and eveningwear label Alfred Angelo. Girls think about their dress — a lot — and they started this process months ago. That means that while red-carpet style and runway looks might influence some girls, you can count on some wanting a retro ’50s ball gown while others want to be all grown up in something slinky

with a slit. Shettel collaborated with Walt Disney Pictures for the movie “Prom,” and covered the bases. One of the main characters wears a champagne-colored strapless with a short hemline, another a bright purple corset style, and another in a hippie-esque halter. High schoolers are a whole “new crop” of girls learning to embrace fashion and use it as a tool of self-expression, says Jane Keltner de Valle, fashion news director of Teen Vogue. The prom outfit is more just a dress, it’s a statement of who they want to be remembered as with their old friends, and it’s a glimpse at who they will be in the future, she says. The film accurately mirrors the scenes playing out across the country, Shettel says. Girls go into stores and try on sometimes dozens of dresses, but they know when they hit the right one.

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“They might go through a frenzy of dresses, like they’ll try on every green dress. But,” says Shettel, “they’re such quick changers, they’re in and out of the dressing room to show their friends or their parents standing around in the background like lightening.” Recognizing that girls shop more by type than by specific silhouette, Lord & Taylor is merchandising its prom dresses by personality, says Amy Avitabile, senior vice president of marketing. There’s an online quiz girls can take to guide them. She breaks it down: —The trendsetter this year might consider something with cutouts, a one-shoulder neckline or an asymmetrical hemline; neon is a possibility. —The glamour girl loves embellishment and beading. Look for her in something fit for a princess or a goddess.

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—The daring diva will take a plunge with a more revealing neckline and go for a bright color. —The romantic might be taking style cues from a Taylor Swift type. She likes flowy fabrics, laces, bows and ruffles. A kooky lace veil, chunky shoe or other bells and whistles are becoming more common as a way to put a personal twist on the outfit, adds Keltner de Valle, but underneath all that, the dresses are typically classic. That doesn’t necessarily mean timeless, though. Shettel recalls his own prom date, decades ago, wearing an offthe-shoulder dress in a blue-andpink floral print, with a ruffle at the neckline and hemline. How did she look? “We had a really good time,” he answers with a laugh.

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Danielle Campbell during a scene from the Disney film “Prom.”

Obama’s former ambassador to China courts donors in New York, woos lawmakers on Capitol Hill 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It’s been a busy first week back in the United States for Republican Jon Huntsman. President Barack Obama’s former ambassador to China no sooner stepped off the plane from Beijing than he was meeting with advisers in Washington, courting donors in New York and wooing lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He also swiftly set up a federal political committee and hired staff, all clear signs he’s moving rapidly toward a White House run. Huntsman was to make his first public appearance Saturday with a commencement address at the University of South Carolina in a state that holds the first-inthe-South primary in the race for the Republican nomination. “Things are moving pretty quickly,” Huntsman told reporters Friday after meeting privately with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. He signaled that he’d decide sooner rather than later AP Photo whether to run, adding, Huntsman Jon “Whatever timeline one is looking at can’t be more than a couple months.” The former Utah governor said he and his family are “seriously considering our options and taking a good serious look at maintaining some level of activity in public service.” Huntsman’s advisers say he hasn’t made a decision if he will join the field for 2012. At age 51, he could afford to wait until 2016 if he perceives Obama as likely to be unbeatable. Still, Huntsman’s upcoming schedule reads like one of a full-fledged candidate: He’s slated to deliver a commencement address on May 21 at Southern New Hampshire University — another early nominating state that is expected to figure prominently in a Huntsman strategy. And he plans to join other GOP hopefuls at the Republican Leadership Conference meeting in New Orleans in June, a regular stop for those looking at White House runs. Saturday’s speech was serving Huntsman as a reintroduction of sorts after two years overseas and the unofficial start of what advisers anticipate will be a full-fledged campaign even though they say he’s not likely to formally enter the race for another month. He was not expected to stake out political positions in the speech but rather planned to offer graduates advice and inspiration. Huntsman, a conservative who has taken moderate positions on environmental issues and came out in support of same-sex civil unions, is among several Republicans still weighing bids as the GOP field takes shape at a much slower pace than in past campaigns. Huntsman’s advisers say parts of his record could appeal to conservatives, moderates and independents alike. More than a dozen people have expressed interest in running, though former Govs. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania are the only three serious contenders to have taken the first official steps by forming exploratory committees. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was preparing to join the contest in the coming days. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is likely to announce a decision about running over the next few weeks after months of being prodded to run by fiscal conservatives hungering for more options in the field. And there are a slew of others leaving the door open: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses that year; and reality TV star Donald Trump. A Huntsman campaign began to take shape well before he left China. Led by strategist John Weaver, a group of presidential veterans put together a political team so that Huntsman could be ready to run if he returned home and was receptive to a presidential bid. Pollster Whit Ayres is the latest to join the team and if Huntsman runs would help him shape ads and messages against opponents. For now, Huntsman’s advisers are assembling in Washington, where Huntsman recently bought a $3 million mansion that housed contestants on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” No decision has been made on a location for a campaign headquarters.

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2 Montana legislators sue ‘Three Cups’ author HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana lawmakers are trying to start a class-action lawsuit against “Three Cups of Tea” author Greg Mortenson, claiming they were duped into buying Mortenson’s best-selling book and donating to his charity based on lies they thought were true. The claim filed Thursday in federal court in Missoula is the latest fallout from reports by “60 Minutes” and author Jon Krakauer last month that alleged that Mortenson lied in “Three Cups of Tea” about how he became involved in building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The reports also questioned whether Mortenson financially benefited from his charity, Central Asia Institute, and whether CAI built the number of schools it claimed. The complaint, which tells only one side of a legal argument, alleges Mortenson and CAI induced state Rep. Michele Reinhart of Missoula to buy the book and Rep. Jean Price of Great Falls to donate to the charity. Reinhart and Price

The Democratic legislators are seeking class-action status, saying the lawsuit potentially could be joined by millions of people who bought Mortenson’s books, heard his speeches or donated to his charity.

claim Mortenson and the charity engaged in fraud, deceit, breach of contract and racketeering under a statute normally used for prosecuting mobsters. The Democratic legislators are seeking class-action status, saying the lawsuit potentially could be joined by millions of people who bought Mortenson’s books, heard his speeches or donated to his charity. “They purchased the book because of his heart-wrenching story which he said was true,” said Great Falls attor ney Alexander Blewett, who is representing Reinhart and Price. “If people had known all of this was fabricated, they would not have given the money.” Mortenson was in his Bozeman home awaiting word on whether he could safely undergo surgery to repair a hole in his heart, according to a statement by his doctor posted on

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Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District is seeking sealed proposals until 1:30 p.m., local time, Tuesday, May 31, 2011, for:

Notice is hereby given pursuant to 22-8-10 NMSA, 1978, that the Board of Education of the Hagerman Public Schools, Chaves County, New Mexico will on May 16th, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hagerman Board Room, 406 N. Cambridge, present and publicly approve the budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

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The furnishing and installation of new gas unit heaters. The heating system should include heaters, thermostats, venting, installation kits, gas line, if needed, and regulators.

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All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Sealed Proposal - RFP 2011-004” on the front of the envelope. FACSIMILE PROPOSALS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. All proposals received are subject to approval of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Special Master will on May 19, 2011 at 3:15 PM, the West steps entrance of the Chaves County Courthouse, 400 N. Virginia, sell and convey to the highest bidder for cash all the right, title, and interest of the above-named defendants in and to the following described real estate located in said County and State: The East 54 feet of the West 109 feet of Lot 75, of Belle Plain Subdivision, In the City of Roswell, County of Chaves and State of New Mexico, as shown on the Official Plat recorded March 14, 1895 in Plat Book A, Page 30, Plat Records of Chaves County, New Mexico.

The address of the real property is 517 E 5th St, Roswell, NM 88201. Said sale will be made pursuant to the Decree of Foreclosure entered on March 28, 2011 in the above entitled and numbered cause, which was a suit to foreclose a mortgage held by the above Plaintiff and wherein Plaintiff was adjudged to have a lien against the above-described real estate in the sum of $78,601.26 plus interest from March 15, 2011 to the date of sale at the rate of 11.63% per annum, the costs of sale, including the Special Master's fee, publication costs, and Plaintiff's costs expended for taxes, insurance, and keeping the property in good repair. Plaintiff has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. At the date and time stated above, the Special Master may postpone the sale to such later date and time as the Special Master may specify. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sale may be subject to a bankruptcy filing, a pay off, a reinstatement or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder's funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

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__________________________ Jeffrey Lake Special Master Legal Support Services, LLC 820 Calle Amor SE Albuquerque, NM 87123 (505) 681-1414; Fax (505) 294-4003

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF ROSWELL

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The City of Roswell requests sealed bids/proposals until 2:00 p.m. TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, Roswell, New Mexico for the above items.

Specifications are available at the Office of the Purchasing Director, City Hall, 425 North Richardson, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 or call 575-637-6222 unless stated otherwise.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids/proposals received and in case of ambiguity or lack of clearness, the right to determine the best bid/proposal, or, to reject the same and to waive irregularities and technicalities. CITY SEAL

/s/ DAVE KUNKO Purchasing Director

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STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CHAVES FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. D-504-CV-2009-00730 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff, vs. JERRY C. NYSATER; and if married, JANE DOE NYSATER, (true name unknown), his spouse; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, (true names unknown), tenants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 21, 2011, at the hour of 10:35 a.m., the undersigned Special Master will, at the south door of the Roswell Police Department, 128 West Second Street, Roswell, New Mexico, sell all the right, title and interest of the above-named Defendants in and to the hereinafter described real estate to the highest bidder for cash. The property to be sold is located at 73 Brewer Place, Roswell, and is situate in Chaves County, New Mexico, and is particularly described as follows: Lot 20, Block 19 of Pecos Valley Village Subdivision, in the City of Roswell, County of CHAVES and State of New Mexico, as shown on the Official Plat recorded August 13, 1980 in Plat Book H, Page 21, Real Property Records of CHAVES County, New Mexico. THE FOREGOING SALE will be made to satisfy a judgment rendered by the above Court in the above entitled and numbered cause on April 28, 2011, being an action to foreclose a mortgage on the above described property. The Plaintiff's Judgment, which includes interest and costs, is $33,239.56 and the same bears interest at 7.000% per annum from April 30, 2011, to the date of sale. The amount of such interest to the date of sale will be $337.86. The Plaintiff and/or its assignees has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. The sale may be postponed and rescheduled at the discretion of the Special Master. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above described real property subject to a one month right of redemption. ______________________________ A.D. Jones, Special Master P.O. Box 1180 Roswell, NM 88202-1180 (575) 622-8432

transparency and posted years of financial statements on its website. Reinhart heard Mortenson speak at the University of Montana in 2007 and bought “Three Cups of T ea” in 2009. Price heard a presentation by Mortenson or CAI in Great Falls in 2009 and made a donation “relying on the truthfulness of his statements,” according to the complaint. Neither immediately returned calls for comment. Their attorney, Blewett, is the father of another Democratic state lawmaker, Sen. Anders Blewett. The plaintif fs are asking a judge to rule that Mortenson and CAI violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, also known as RICO. They made the RICO claim because Price gave CAI a second donation after receiving a solicitation in the mail, which Alexander Blewett said constitutes mail fraud. The racketeering claim allows the plaintiffs to seek triple the amount Mortenson and CAI have made from book sales,

GARAGE SALES

DON ’T’ MISS A SALE BY MISSING THE 2:00 PM DEADLINE FOR PLACING YOUR ADS

006. Southwest

406 S. Birch, Fri-Sun., 6:305pm. Toys, clothes, tools, misc.

007. West

4508 W. 2nd (Hwy 70, 1 blk past relief route) Weds-Sat, 7am6pm. 3 family Estate Sale: All in very good shape - appliances, furniture, clothes & some motorcycle stuff.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 015. Personals Special Notice

PAY CASH all day long for household items. Top prices paid for furniture, antiques, appliances, collectibles, tools, saddles, plus everything else from A to Z, including personal estates. 627-2033 or 623-6608

025. Lost and Found

“REWARD” LOST 4/28/11, female, Fawn T-Cup Chihuahua, green collar, vicinity of Cottonwood/Atkinson. 625-0677 FOUND 5/3/11, boxer mix, rust color w/white paws, choke chain, female. At dog pound, has until 5/10/11.

FOUND 2 dogs @ 4th & Michigan, Brindle Shar-pei cross “Princess”, plus small yellow dog. Come take them home! Veronica 6264848

INSTRUCTION

030. Education & Instructions

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT Careers start here-Get connected online. Attend college on your own time. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-481-9409 www.CenturaOnline.com

FOOD ADDICTS Anonymous 12 step fellowship offering freedom from eating disorders. Meeting on Thursdays at 7pm, 313 W. Country Club Rd. #5. For more information call 575-9108178

Legals

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STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CHAVES FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. CV-2010-823 MATRIX FINANCIAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS J. MENDEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on July 12, 2011, at the hour of 11:45 a.m., the undersigned Special Master will, at the south door of the Roswell Police Department, 128 West Second Street, Roswell, New Mexico, sell all the right, title and interest of the above-named Defendants in and to the hereinafter described real estate to the highest bidder for cash. The property to be sold is located at 1307 W. 7th Street, Roswell, and is situate in Chaves County, New Mexico, and is particularly described as follows: LOT NINE (9) in BLOCK TWENTY (20) of RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS ADDITION, AMENDED PLAT, in the City of Roswell, County of Chaves and State of New Mexico, as shown on the Official Plat filed in the Chaves County Clerk's Office on February 9, 1903 and recorded in Book 174 of Plat Records, Chaves County, New Mexico, at Page 54. THE FOREGOING SALE will be made to satisfy a judgment rendered by the above Court in the above entitled and numbered cause on April 25, 2011, being an action to foreclose a mortgage on the above described property. The Plaintiff's Judgment, which includes interest and costs, is $43,338.65 and the same bears interest at 6.1200% per annum from January 2, 2011, to the date of sale. The amount of such interest to the date of sale will be $1,395.20. The Plaintiff and/or its assignees has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. The sale may be postponed and rescheduled at the discretion of the Special Master. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above described real property subject to a one month right of redemption. ______________________________ AD Jones, Special Master P.O. Box 1180 Roswell, NM 88202-1180 (575) 622-8432

speeches and donations. The complaint asks the judge to place the money into a trust administered by a courtappointed charity that would direct it to schoolchildren in Afghanistan and Pakistan. “Three Cups of T ea” was released in 2006 and sold more than 3 million copies. That notoriety helped Mortenson grow the Central Asia Institute by generating more than $50 million in donations. The fallout from the “60 Minutes” and Krakauer reports prompted Montana Attor ney General Steve Bullock to open an inquiry into the charity last month. Blewett said a class-action lawsuit represents the best way for the public to find out the truth because it could result in Mortenson’s sworn testimony. “We welcome the opportunity to let Mr. Mortenson testify under oath to all these things. To us, it seems overwhelmingly false and we will give him ample opportunity to explain away all of the falsehoods,” Blewett said.

EMPLOYMENT

045. Employment Opportunities

RECEPTIONIST NEEDED for busy eye care office. Applicant must have a likable, outgoing, and optimistic personality. Should be able to deal with a steady flow of patients in a kind, caring, and compassionate manner. Must have a proven track record of loyalty and stability with previous employers. Qualifications should include experience answering a multi-line telephone, working one-on-one with a large number of patients/customers, experience with office management software, acquainted with basics of insurance filing and reimbursement, and experience asking for and receiving payments. Preferred qualifications include filing medical claims, reconciling and entering insurance payments, and making patient appointments. Please send your resume c/o Roswell Daily Record, P.O. Box 1897, Unit 263, Roswell, NM 88202. CITY OF Roswell Transit System Vehicle Operator Regular Part-Time

Part-time position transporting passengers for the Pecos Trails Transit System. Hours will vary to include weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must possess Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a “P” endorsement. If selected the applicant will be required to successfully pass a post-offer pre-

045. Employment Opportunities

employment drug screen and physical/DOT examination as a condition of employment. Salary range $9.4686 to $13.6716 per hour. Complete job description and required application form available from Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, 624-6700, Ext. 268 or online at www.roswell-nm.gov (application and waiver forms must be submitted). Deadline is 5:00 pm on May 18, 2011. EOE CITY OF ROSWELL Water & Sewer Maintainer I Maintenance & Transmission Sewer Maintenance

Semi-skilled work in the maintenance and construction of water and sewer lines involving performing manual tasks, locating and repairing leaks in water and sewer lines, making taps into the lines and constructing new extensions. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Salary $10.2345 to $14.0736 per hour with excellent benefits. Complete job description and required application form for each opening available from Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, Roswell, NM (575) 624-6700, Ext 268 or on-line at www.roswellnm.gov. Deadline to apply is 5:00 pm, May 11, 2011. EOE

Legals

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Publish May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CHAVES FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. D-504-CV-2010-00510 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. EDWIN D. ABRAMSON; and MAUREEN ABRAMSON, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 21, 2011, at the hour of 10:30 a.m., the undersigned Special Master will, at the south door of the Roswell Police Department, 128 West Second Street, Roswell, New Mexico, sell all the right, title and interest of the above-named Defendants in and to the hereinafter described real estate to the highest bidder for cash. The property to be sold is located at 1915 Clover, Roswell, and is situate in Chaves County, New Mexico, and is particularly described as follows: Lot 40 of The Meadows First Amended Addition, in the City of Roswell, County of Chaves and State of New Mexico, as shown on the Official Plat recorded January 19, 1984 in Plat Book J, Page 23, Plat Records of Chaves County, New Mexico. THE FOREGOING SALE will be made to satisfy a judgment rendered by the above Court in the above entitled and numbered cause on May 2, 2011, being an action to foreclose a mortgage on the above described property. The Plaintiff's Judgment, which includes interest and costs, is $148,657.38 and the same bears interest at 6.625% per annum from April 30, 2011, to the date of sale. The amount of such interest to the date of sale will be $1,430.07. The Plaintiff and/or its assignees has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. The sale may be postponed and rescheduled at the discretion of the Special Master. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above described real property subject to a one month right of redemption. ______________________________ A.D. Jones, Special Master P.O. Box 1180 Roswell, NM 88202-1180 (575) 622-8432


Roswell Daily Record 045. Employment Opportunities

045. Employment Opportunities

AVON, Buy or Sell. Pay down your bills. Start your own business for $10. Call Sandy 317-5079 ISR. DOMINO'S PIZZA is now hiring drivers. Earn up to $13 per hour. Apply online today at careers.dominos.com CITY OF ROSWELL Police Recruit

The City of Roswell announces the application processing for Police Recruits. Applicants must be 20 years of age at time of hire and 21 years of age when completing the Law Enforcement Academy. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, high school graduate or the equivalent, in good health and physical condition, free from any felony or crime of moral turpitude conviction and have a satisfactory driving record. Physical Agility and written test will be given to those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis during the posting. Entry level salary $15.5260 per hour ($32,294.08 per year) with excellent benefits. Complete required application and information package is available from the Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, (575) 624-6700, Ext. 268 or on-line at www.roswellnm.gov. Deadline to submit required application package is May 31, 2011. EOE PULLING UNIT Operator, and CDL Driver. Please apply at the local unemployment office or at 1007 W. Main St., Artesia, NM.

WAREHOUSE/DELIVERY Local chemical company looking for individual to assist in manufacturing, warehouse, delivery of our products. Prior experience in manufacturing, warehousing, and delivery. Excellent Computer skills MS office, SAP Commercial driving experience, Class A with Hazardous Endorsement, Clean driving record. Send Resume and DMV printout to: Human Resources PO Box 1454 Roswell, NM 88202-1454

Position Available: School Elementary Principal for the 2011-2012 school year. Must meet Mexico licensure New requirements. Applications are available in the Human Department, Resources P.O. Box 159, Dexter, NM 88230 or on our website www.dexterdemons.org. For further information or inquiries contact Patricia Parsons, Superintendent, 1-575-734-5420 ext 310 or by email at parsonsp@dexterdemons.org. Application deadline: Until filled. The Dexter School Consolidated is an equal District opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status or disability in compliance with federal and state laws. LOOKING FOR a medical records clerk and an experienced Medical Office Manager. Please mail resume to PO Box 1617, Roswell, NM 88202.

045. Employment Opportunities

045. Employment Opportunities

SOUTHEAST NM Community Action Corporation Roswell Head Start Program is accepting applications for:

SALES REP. Position Available For Building Material Supplier In Roswell - Excellent Retiree or Student Position - 1 Hour Per Week @ $240.00 / Month - Please Fax or Email Resume To: John Tuckness @ 830-964-3682 or johnt@southwest moulding.com

Teacher Assistant ~ $9.74 Substitutes (Teacher Asst. & Cook Asst.) ~ $8.82

!!! 4 DAY WORK WEEK (MonThurs)!!! 7.5 to 9 hours per day (Varies by position)

WORK SCHEDULE PER HEAD START CALENDAR REVIEW DEADLINE ~ MAY 9, 2011 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Dexter Consolidated Schools NOTICE OF VACANCY

CLASSIFIEDS

Review job description & work schedule at the Department of Workforce Solutions at 2110 S. Main, Roswell, NM SNMCAC is an EEOE

LOS PASITOS Learning Center currently has a Daycare Teacher position open for the infant room. Position requires a professional appearance, a love for children, a high school graduate with at least 45 hours course training, and must be a team player. Bilingual a plus; salary based on experience and drug test required. Please bring current resume with completed application, police background check, and driving record. Come join the Tobosa Team. Closing date 05/13/2011 or until position is filled. Apply @ 110 E. Summit or call 575-624-1025. (EEOC Employer)

CITY OF ROSWELL Firefighter Recruit

The City of Roswell, NM announces the annual processing of applications for persons interested in becoming a Firefighter Recruit. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be notified of dates for physical ability and written tests. Eligibility list will be established. Salary for non-EMT Certified Firefighter Recruit is $28,362.69 per year and for EMT Certified Firefighter Recruit is $29,801.83 per year with excellent benefits. Also, a certified EMT-I (Intermediate) will receive monthly incentive pay of $100.00 and a certified EMT-P (Paramedic) will receive monthly incentive pay of $250.00. Required application and supplemental package is available from the City of Roswell, Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, P.O. Drawer 1838, Roswell, NM 88202-1838, (575) 624-6700, ext. 268 or on-line at www.roswellnm.gov. Deadline to submit required application package is May 31, 2011. EOE UPS STORE requires retail experience, outstanding customer service skills and a willingness to work hard, competitive wage plus incentives. Submit resume to job.theupsstore@gmail.com

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

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CITY OF ROSWELL Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III Responsible supervisory work in the operation and maintenance of the WWTP involving coordinating and supervising the efforts of shift treatment plant operators as well as primary responsibility for coordinating the maintenance and repair of plant equipment with plant operations. Salary range $13.7429 to $17.5398 per hour. Information sheet and required application is available from the Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, 624-6700 ext. 268, or on-line at www.roswell-nm.gov. Deadline to submit a required application package is 5:00 pm, May 18, 2011. EOE CITY OF ROSWELL Transit System Dispatcher

Full-functioning supervisory work involving the directing and scheduling of transit system operators and maintaining necessary records. Work extends to operating a 2-way radio as necessary. Hours will vary to include weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must possess Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a “P” endorsement. If selected the applicant will be required to successfully pass a postoffer pre-employment drug screen and physical/DOT examination as a condition of employment. Salary range $10.7679 to $13.7429 per hour. Complete job description and required application form available from Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, 624-6700, Ext. 268 or on-line at www.roswell-nm.gov (application and waiver forms must be submitted). Deadline is 5:00 pm on May 13, 2011. EOE

045. Employment Opportunities

MEDICAL OFFICE Billing: Fulltime 8-5 M-F. Experience with medical insurance billing, payment posting, CPT and ICDcoding preferred. Insurance contracting a plus. Competitive salary and full benefits including health insurance, 401K, and profit sharing. Pre-employment testing will be conducted. Send cover letter with resume and three references to medicalbillingroswell@gmail.co m. Applicants will be held in strictest confidence. FACILITY MAINTENANCE Supervisor: Responsible for the supervision of the facilities maintenance department in compliance with government and management directives while providing for the safety and welfare of students, staff and the facilities. Must have high school diploma or equivalent with three years of work experience in operating property facilities, grounds and equipment maintenance and construction/renovation project management; two of which must be in supervisory capacity; Familiarization with building systems (electrical, mechanical, HVAC, etc.). Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record required; must pass a background check. Salary begins at $33,000.00. Applications are Accepted Online Only! Apply online at: www.chugachjobs.com Deadline to apply is: May 11, 2011 An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F, D/V

SUMMER WORK Great Pay Immediate FT/PT openings Customer Sales/Svc, no exp. nec, conditions apply. All ages 17+, 575-627-0447 HIRING DELIVERY driver & experienced cook. Accepting resumes only at 100 S. Richardson between 2-4pm Mon-Fri. SOS STAFFING is hiring for Class A CDL drivers & diesel mechanics for permanent positions. Must have good background & driving record & posses ability to pass drug & functional capacity testing. Competitive wages. Please email resume & current phone number to dept251@sosstaffing.com Call 575-625-1136 or come into office at 315 W. 2nd St. to schedule interview. CABLE ONE, a subsidiary of the Washington Post, has an immediate opening for Senior Field Maintenance Technician. The position offers an excellent career opportunity in a company with Fortune 500 ownership and recently voted a top five best place to work in cable by Cable World Magazine. Benefits include: Paid vacation, flex days and holidays, medical and dental insurance, plus 401K and Pension Plan. Also receive FREE digital cable, high-speed Internet and phone service. Performs construction and reconstruction of cable plant. Perform signal leakage detection and correction. Must be able to operate power tools and hand tools safely. Work in all seasons and regularly scheduled weekends. Performs after hours network stand-by, troubleshooting and repair. Must be able to operate a Bucket Truck. Salary is dependent on experience. Applicants must possess a valid drivers license and clean driving and background record. Cable One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please apply at 2005 S. Main. No phone calls please.

Inst/Asst Prof or Assoc Prof/Professor and Director, Nursing Program (2011001549), 12 mos, Tenure-Track, NMSU Carlsbad. Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Nursing and three years related experience in providing nursing education that reflects recent developments in Nursing. Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2011. For position details visit http://www.nmsu.edu NMSU Carlsbad, 1500 University Drive, Carlsbad, NM 88220, (575) 234-9212. NMSU is an EEO/AA Employer.

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045. Employment Opportunities

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OFFICE MANAGER Experience required. Computer skills, phone, customer service vital. Stability a must. Please mail resumes to PO Box 1897 Unit 265, Roswell, NM 88202. CHANGE A LIFE Be a Comfort Keeper We are hiring experienced caregivers to work days or week-ends. Earn a competitive wage for something you already enjoy doing. We provide non medical assistance to seniors in their homes in Roswell & Artesia. Call Carol at 6249999 or come to 1410 S. Main St. Roswell to apply. www.BeAComfortkeeper.com STEWART INDUSTRIES requires carpenter with structural knowledge for construction of shipping containers. Please apply at 605 E Challenger, Roswell, NM 88203 RUIDOSO FINANCIAL Institution needing a Branch Manager and Two Part-Time Tellers. Requires basic computer skills, must be detail oriented and have excellent customer service skills, banking experience preferred. Company offers excellent work environment, salary based on skills and experience. Part-time positions do not have paid benefits. Please fax cover letter, resume’, and three references to: 575-622-2340 or mail to HR Dept., 2514 N. Main Street, Roswell, NM 88201. RUIDOSO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION opening June 2011. PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS We are currently seeking experienced accountants to join our team of dedicated professionals. Responsibilities include: Audit, review and compilation engagements. Financial statement preparation. Complex audits for clients in a variety of industries. Government and ERISA audits. Review and preparation of tax returns. Tax planning. Tax research. Tax compliance. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA licensure or CPA candidate. Recent public accounting experience. Minimum 3 years experience. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and a generous 401k. To apply send resume and cover letter to jobs@acgnm.com or fax to 505.348.9085. NO PHONE CALL OR WALK INS ACCEPTED. ROONEY MOON Broadcasting in Clovis, NM has an immediate opening for an account executive. The successful candidate will have some radio experience, and will take over an active sales list. For details and an interview appointment, call sales manager Steve Rooney at 575-359-1759. Rooney Moon Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer. LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN Home in Carlsbad, NM is in search of a full-time COTA. Must be NM certified and able to pass a background check. If interested please contact Cory or Marti at 575- 887- 3947. OPEN POSITION for Leasing Agent and administrative work at Southbrook Apartments. Email letter of interest to openposition@ southbrook.net or drop your letter of interest to office at 1901 S. Main. No phone calls please. SELF-STORAGE FACILITY seeking full-time Employee. Capable of Lawn maintenance, Cleaning empty units, hauling trash, Etc. Must be computer Literate and people friendly. Hours will vary Monday thru Friday. Saturdays are mandatory from 9-5:30 p.m. If interested please send resume to: PO Box 1897 Unit 246, Roswell, NM 88202

045. Employment Opportunities BURRITOS AND More now hiring. Apply after 1 o’clock Monday through Friday.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST position part-time; could lead to more. Serious inquiries only. MUST have experience and have excellent grammar and typing skills. Great for a supplemental income. Must be able to work daytime between 9 to 5. Please send resumes to PO Box 1897 Unit 266, Roswell, NM 88202. KYMERA

NEW MEDICAL OFFICE POSITIONS:

As a growing Independent Physicians Office, Kymera and is now seeking Qualified Applicants for:

Lab Technologist / CLS PT - Fri PM thru Weekends in Urgent Care Clinic 3-4 yrs exp preferred. Medical Technologist ASEP or equivalent. Ability to work independently. Office Manager: FT - 3-4 yrs supervisory exp in medical office setting. Applicants should demonstrate friendly/outgoing attitude, organization skills, and the ability to work with patients in a medical office setting. Computer Knowledge required. Medical Assistant: FT - 1-2 yrs exp working in a medical office. Applicants must possess the ability to work with multiple patients in a high volume office setting, chart preparation familiarity, and have multi-tasking skills. Certification preferred.

Medical Biller/Coder: FT - 2-4 yrs Medical BillingCoding exp; communication, critical thinking & people skills required. Knowledge of EMR systems and accounting experience or degree preferred.

Receptionist & Scheduling Clerk FT - exp working in medical clinic setting. Must possess customer service and computer skills and the ability to multitask in a fastpaced work environment. Accountant: FT - 2-4 yrs exp working with medical office accounts. BA in Accounting.

IT Support: PT - Associates Degree in Technology or equivalent exp. Entry Level Certifications/Licenses. Ability to work independently. Please Fax resume with cover letter to: HR Mngr 627-9520

CANDLEWOOD SUITES Part time Night Auditor Some holidays & weekends required. Customer service experience preferred. Apply in person at 4 Military Heights Dr.

Multi-Media Specialist, (2011002268), Part-time, NMSU Carlsbad. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined or an Associate’s degree plus two years of experience may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree. Position is contingent on funding. Review of completed applications will begin on May 16, 2011 and applications received after this date may be considered. For more details, visit: http://www.nmsu.edu. NMSU Carlsbad is an EEO/AA Employer.

Nurse Practitioner, (2011002393), NMSU Carlsbad. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree and licensure as a Certified Nurse Practitioner with the State of New Mexico and two (2) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined. Position is contingent on funding. Review of completed applications will begin on May 20, 2011 and applications received after this date may be considered. For more details, visit: http://www.nmsu.edu. NMSU Carlsbad is an EEO/AA Employer.

045. Employment Opportunities

ELITE FITNESS LLC, Roswell's Premier Fitness Facility, has immediate openings for Front Desk/Customer Service Rep. Duties include but are not limited to, cash handling, reporting, cleaning, answering phones, and general office duties. Maturity, Professionalism, and Integrity are a must. Experience is not. We will train. Salary commensurate with experience. Please forward resume with cover letter to: Brian Maynard, General Manager. 2101 N. Atkinson, Roswell, NM 88201. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE… Elite Fitness, LLC is an EOE. DRIVERS Come join our team! Coastal Transport is seeking Drivers with Class (A) CDL. Must be 23 yrs old (X) Endorsement with 1 yr experience, excellent pay, home everyday! Paid Vacation, saftey bonus, company paid life inc. We provide state of the art training program. $2000 sign on bonus. For more information call 1-877-2977300 or 575-748-8808 between 8am & 4pm, Monday-Friday. IN-HOME SIDING and window sales. Must be trained and experienced in sales. Call Graig 575-6310599.

CANDLEWOOD SUITES Part time Houseman/Maintenance. Some holidays & weekends required. Some experience preferred. Apply in person at 4 Military Heights Dr. SEEKING MOTIVATED cosmetologist to run a new spa. Send resume and letter of interest to socoruiz5040@gmail.com by 5/12/11. FARMER BROS. Co. hiring Sales Support/Warehouse person in Roswell, NM. Customer Service, route delivery experience a plus. Good DMV, ability to lift 50 lbs and Diploma/GED required. Excellent pay and benefits. EOE. Fax: (310) 787-5302. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE/ROUT E DRIVER Requisition Number103026

High School Diploma/GED, experience with Route Sales desired, ability to work directly with our customers, build relationships with our customers by providing resolution to problems and/or complaints, conduct customer satisfaction reviews, clean driving record, ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and ability to pass a Department of Transportation Drug Screen and physical. Competitive salary and benefits. Application available at 515 N. Virginia, Roswell, NM 88201 from 05/6/2011 to 05/12/2011. EOE EMPLOYER

DRIVER WANTED part time at least two days a week. Must have clean driving record. Must be able to pass drug screen & pass a federal background check. Excellent compensation package. If interested call 231-6203773. No calls after 10 pm.

CITY OF ROSWELL Deputy Police Chief

The City of Roswell, a city of around 50,000 people, is seeking applicants for its position of Deputy Police Chief. The department consists of sworn officers, clerical employees, custodial employee and the regional dispatch center employees. Salary range 42,371.08 to $69,393.38 per year with excellent benefits. Information sheet, required application and waiver forms are available from the Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, (575) 6246700 ext. 268 or on-line at www.roswellnm.gov. Deadline to submit the required application and waiver forms is 5:00 pm, May 20, 2011. EOE JANITORIAL COMPANY needing experienced floor care person. Mon-Fri. 4am-7am 30 hrs every two weeks. Starting at $9 per hr Call 623-6243


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045. Employment Opportunities

CITY OF ROSWELL, NM Human Resources Director

MJG CORPORATION is currently accepting applications for a Maintenance technician. Applicant must have a general knowledge of repairing restaurant equipment such as fryers, toasters, microwaves and meat slicers and basic building repairs. Some travel may be involved. Must have own tools and equipment. Send resume or employment history to 204 W 4th. St. Roswell, NM 88201 or call 575-6228711.

Responsible, management work in directing and coordinating a Human Resources program for the City involving the application of complex personnel administration principles to the maintenance of a formalized classification and pay system as well as the administration of employee relations program and safety programs. Work extends to coordinating recruitment and selection policies citywide. Work is performed in accordance with established personnel policies but with the incumbent expected to exercise considerable influence in the development of these policies and in recommending modifications and exceptions. Salary commensurate with education and experience – range $49,049.82 to $62.601.39 per year. For a complete job description, minimum qualifications and required application form, contact Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, P.O. Box 1838, Roswell, NM 88202-1838, (575) 6246700, Ext 268 or on-line at www.roswellnm.gov. Deadline for submission of application is 5:00 pm, Friday, May 27, 2011. EOE. ARBY'S AND Dairy Queen of New Mexico and Texas is currently accepting applications for HVAC Technician and must be able to work on restaurant equipment. We offer: Top Salary and Benefits. Send resume or employment history to 204 W. 4th St. Roswell, New Mexico 88201 or fax to 575-6233075. THE ROSWELL JOB CORPS CENTER is currently taking applications for the following positions: Administrative Assistant: Provide administrative and clerical support for the center director and other departments. Associate's degree or equivalent from a two-year university or technical school. Three years related experience including word processing and Microsoft applications. Must pass a background check.

Recreation Advisor- PT: Responsibilities include carrying out general student recreation activities Must have a High School Diploma or GED and two years of related experience in recreation or working with youth. Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record in order to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with passenger endorsement and obtain and maintain CDL medical certification. This position pays $10.50 per hour. Safety Officer/Driver- PT: Responsible for performing alarm and patrol duties in assigned areas to protect life and property. High School Diploma or GED; two years related experience. Must be able to obtain and maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL) with passenger endorsement. The position pays $10.50 per hour. View Job Description and Apply online at: www.chugachjobs.com Applications will only be accepted online Deadline to apply: Open Until Filled An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F, D/V

L&F DISTRIBUTORS Seeks 2 Receptionists. Ideal candidate will be responsible for answering phones and other office duties as assigned. Candidates must possess effective written and verbal communication skills, be self motivated; detail oriented and have strong work ethics. Apply in person only. 2200 N. Atkinson Ave. Roswell, NM 88201 Equal Opportunity Employer

SERVICES

105. Childcare

NEED CHILD care? Find the widest range of available childcare for your children and their needs. 1-800691-9067 or www.newmexic okids.org. You may also call us; Family Resource & Referral 6229000 and we can help you navigate the system.

135. Ceramic Tile FLOORING SPECIALIST,

laminate, stone, wood, ceramic, Call 317-7015

140. Cleaning JD CLEANING Service, Licensed and bonded. References. 623-4252

HOUSE/OFFICE Cleaning low prices. Excellent work call anytime. 575-973-2649 575-973-3592 SUNSHINE WINDOW Service. We do Windows Brite. Free estimates. Commercial and residential. 575-626-5458 or 575-626-5153. SUNSHINE WINDOW Service. We do Windows Brite. Free estimates. Commercial and residential. 575-626-5458 or 575-626-5153. HOUSE CLEANER, reliable, honest, 22 yrs. exp. 623-8563 NEEDED HOUSEKEEPER with the ability to prepare various breakfast. Call 6228615

185. Electrical ALLIANCE ELECTRIC Any size electrical job. Lic#367386. 575-840-7937

BIG HORN Electric Professional work, affordable price. 575-3178345 NM Lic#367662.

195. Elderly Care

DEPENDABLE PRIVATE Caregiver to the rescue, reasonable rates, certified to give meds, will take to appts., excellent refer. yrs. of exp. Tina 420-8877

200. Fencing

Fence Restoration, new installs, fast quote, lic#367947. BBB Member. 575840-8395 M.G. HORIZONS free estimates for installation. Chainlink, wood, metal & block. 575-623-1991

225. General Construction

Carpentry, Drywall, Painting, doors, windows, tile work. Lic., Insured/Bonded. 575-802-5995 Dean

225. General Construction

TEE TIME Construction Commercial/Residential Construction - Spray foam insulation, framing, cement, roofing, drywalln painting, New Construction of Homes, Additions, Remodeling, and Metal Buildings. Licensed & Bonded. Call 575-626-9686

230. General Repair

ADD EXTRA bedroom or family room, redo kitchen/bathroom for a few thousand dollars. Quality construction, licensed general contractor. Free estimates. Cowboy Construction 840-7880 Discount maintenance Ktchn, Bthrm, Flring specialist & all phases of Gen. repair. Ref. avail. 3177015

235. Hauling

Will Haul away anything, storage, storage building & etc. 575-914-0864 PROPERTY CLEANUPS Tear down old bldgs, barns, haul trash, old farm equip. 347-0142/317-7738

270. Landscape/ Lawnwork

CALL BOB lawn mowing, trash hauling, clean-up, reasonable prices. 575-420-2670 WILL MOW lawn at price you choose. Also do odd jobs, sprinkler maintenance. 347-5648 or 626-0518 Greenscapes Sprinkler Systems Lawn mowing, field mowing, gravel, sodhydro seed, pruning, tilling, For dependable & reliable service call 622-2633 or 910-0150. WEEKEND WARRIOR Lawn Service mowing, property cleanup, residential rain gutter cleaning, and much more 575-626-6121 Roswell Lawn Service mow trim pruning & general cleanup rototill 444-7652. LAWN MOWING Best prices Call 623-3709 or cell 910-3787 COACHES MOWING & yard work. Will do just about anything. Just give me a call 575-910-0683. Better Lawn Care Mowing, Weed Eating and Edging. Prices Starting at $15.00. Call for Free Estimates. Jeremy 575637-6761. Gonzales Enterprises We specialize in sprinklers, landscaping, sod, reseeding, fencing, flagstone paving stones, trees, odd jobs. Just ask, we may do it. 575-3178053

Yard work, clean-ups, lawns. Handyman svc. Mon-Thur. after 4pm David 637-9580, Danny 626-0755 Brush Hog, posthole auger box blade/light tractor work reasonable rates 444-6224 FIRE SEASON - Tractor mowing, lawn care, handyman jobs. Honest, reliable & dependable. Call Paul 575-208-2864.

CLASSIFIEDS

270. Landscape/ Lawnwork

AFFORDABLE LAWN service. Commercial & residential. For free estimates call Junior 3174737. WE WORK Cut Lawns Lots - Trees - Haul & rototilling. Will 317-7402 CHAVEZ SPRINKLER CO. COMPLETE LANDSCAPING AND SPRINKLER SYSTEM & REPAIRS, ROCK WORK, TREES, SHRUBS, TRACTOR & DUMP TRUCK WORK. FREE ESTIMATES. CALL HECTOR 420-3167 ORTEGA’S LAWN Mowing, rototilling, pressure washing, landscaping, sprinkler repairs, etc! Call James 575-444-8555, Connie 575-444-8519 Free Estimates

285. Miscellaneous Services

350. Roofing

Guaranteed Shingle Roof jobs. Locally owned. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const. 6264079 or 622-2552.

395. Stucco Plastering

RWC Lath and Stucco. Insurance. Hector (575)9108397 www.rancheroswelding.com

405. TractorWork

LANGFORD TRACTOR work. Septic tanks installed/inspected. Blade work and backhoe work. Gravel, topsoil. 623-1407. RWC Bobcat and Dump Works. Insurance. Hector (575)910-8397. www.rancheroswelding.com

410. Tree Service

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

THE NEW MEXICO SEED LOAN PROGRAM is available to small businesses owned by individuals with diabilities and provides low interest loans for the purchase of equipment and related supplies needed to expand or start a business. Contact the New Mexico Seed Loan Program at 1-800-8662253 or www.nmseedloans.org for more information. A low interest loan program of DVR State of New Mexico.

SUPERIOR SERVICES parking lot, landscaping, tree, service 20 yrs experience. 575-420-1873

PROFESSIONAL COMPUTER services at affordable prices. Call (575)3179930.

WELDING SERVICES: Fabrication & repair. Call 575-420-4403 or 575910-3856.

305. Computers 310. Painting/ Decorating

Quality Painting! Interior, Exterior at prices you can afford. Mike 910-7012 TIME TO PAINT? Quality interior and exterior painting at affordable prices. Call 637-9108.

PAINTER 25+ yr. exp. Intr/extr/wood repair. Ref. avail. 317-7015

312. Patio Covers

M.G. HORIZONS Patio covers, concrete, decks & awnings Lic. 623-1991. ENJOY CUSTOM design deck or patio that you can afford. Call today for free estimate licensed contractor. Cowboy Construction 840-7880

345. Remodeling

BERRONES CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling, painting, ceramic tile, sheds, additions, fencing. Licensed, Bonded. Ray: 625-9924 / 626-4153. NO JOB too small, repair, remodeling, etc. Reasonable rates, quality work. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const., Inc. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

350. Roofing Need A Roof?

Call R & R Construction 18 years in Roswell. 622-0072 RWC SHINGLE Roofings. Insurance. Hector (575)910-8397 www.rancheroswelding.com

435. Welding

WELD ANYTHING ranch pipe, or repair and etc. 575-914-0864 RWC On site repairs or fabrication. Insurance.

www.rancheroswelding.com

Hector (575) 910-8397

FINANCIAL

485. Business Opportunities

FOR SALE FENCED COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 210x115 w/3200 SQFT SHOP & OFFICE IN & OUTSIDE PARKING. 100 N. PINE. CALL 575-910-2070.

TIRED OF living paycheck to paycheck? Call me to show you how to build residual income. Leave your contact info. 623-0459

REAL ESTATE

490. Homes For Sale 1413 E Hoagland: 2br,1 ba, & laundry room. Large lot w/fenced yard. Storage shed & covered carport. New paint & flooring. $52,000 - 626-9593 1502 Oljato, 3 br, 2 ba, 3 car garage, over 2,000 sf, + Sr. water rights, 2.5 acres, $350,000 2807 E. Brasher, 3 bdrm, 2 ba, 2 car garage, RV parking, plus a guest house $129,900 #8 La Paz, 4br, 2ba, 2 car garage, approx. 2068 sf, $238,000 3105 W. 8th, 3br, 2.5ba, 2 car garage, approx. 2308 sf, RV/carport $265,000 1604 E. Alameda, 3br, lot size 63x512, $75,000. 1204 DeBremond Dr., 3br, 2ba, 2 car garage, $181,500. Joyce Ansley 910-3732. Century 21 Home Planning 622-0021

Roswell Daily Record 490. Homes For Sale 323 E Hervey: 4br, 2ba - 2000 sq ft home w/upstairs bedroom &balcony. Remodeled kitchen w/marble countertops & stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile throughout the house, whirpool & double sink in master bathroom $102,000w/owner finance w/20% down. 626-9593

Reduced for quick sale $98,000, Brokers welcome. #3 Forest Dr. 2050 square feet. 4 Bedroom, 1 3/4 bath. Esquibel Real Estate. 575-6267550 CISCO

3/1, NEWLY remodeled, large backyard, near Goddard & Wool Bowl. 626-1019 or 625-0605 BEAUTIFUL 2004, 2 story mountain home in upper canyon, Ruidoso, NM. 3br 2 full baths, 3 decks, new furnishings, backyard. $299,000. 626-2249 ENCHANTED HILLS 902 Mason Dr., Very Quiet Street, 3br, 2307 sqft. $184,000, $27k recent imp. 625-1772 or 208-0525 3Br 2Ba, $100k; 4br 1ba, $60k; 624-1331 for appt, MTh 8am-4pm TOWNHOUSE, 1400 sqft, 2br, 2ba, laundry room/study, new roof, cedar fence, stucco, porch, tile & carpet. Refinished kitchen & bath cabinets & new paint throughout, washer & dryer. Large corner lot. Call 575-491-4235 BY OWNER: 3/2/2, brick home; FP, Del Norte schools; quiet cul-de-sac location; 1825 sqft; $174,500, no Realtor calls please. 2 Jardin Court full hook up for 35’ motor home in grassed backyard. 6238779 for appointment. FOR SALE By Owner: North Springs, 2614 N. Pennsylvania, $116,000, 2br, 2ba, 1750 sqft, new appliances, 623-6748 or 626-3141. FOR SALE/LEASE to own 1500+ SF 3 br, 1.5 ba. w/ref. air, $50k lease to own. $600 mo. 406 S. Sequoia. 626-9814 PROPERTY AUCTION Open House: #2 Gaye Drive Sunday, May 8th 1-3pm. Details @ wildwestauctions.com or 623-7355 2 STORY, 4br, 2.5ba, large rooms, basement, shop, $119k. 626-5715 1816 N. Michigan, $4500 dn, $600 mo, ready now. Leave message, 623-0459 2BR, 1BA large fenced yard, new roof, new paint. 402 E. 23rd 623-5058

495. Acreages/ Farms/ Ranches/Sale

Small Farm, 6 acres, irrigation, 4+br, 2 & 3/4 ba., central air, FP, 2 out buildings, porches, barn, much more $279,500. 425-864-5483 6 PLUS acres in Buena Vida subdivision w/electricity, in phase 1 w/beautiful view. Possible owner financing. 626-9686

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495. Acreages/ Farms/ Ranches/Sale

5 ACRES, $25K as is, septic system, 3809 Zinnia, appt M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 BUENA VIDA 1 5 + ac., $42,000; 7.5 + ac., $47,000. Ready for your dream home. Well & electricity. Wise Choice RE, 575-625-6935 & 575317-1605. Call Ruth, Owner/Broker. Will finance. LENDER SALE. 40 Acres $39,900. Spellbinding views of snow capped mountains! Adjacent to National Forest. Maintained all weather roads w/electric. Close to Ruidoso. Financing available. Call NMRS 888-676-6979. RUIDOSO, NM AREA – 3 acres w/city water and city maintained roads near small fishing pond and golf course. Only $17,900. Financing avail. Call NMRS 1-866-906-2857. NEW MEXICO LAND SALE. 40 acre tracts from $42,500. Over 7000’ elevation, treed, county road, utilities, great views, elk country, peace and quiet. NMWP 575-773-4996

500. Businesses for Sale

Business Or lot for sale 410 S. Main for more info call 623-9772 or 420-9072

505. Investment/ Commercial/ Business Property

PRIME NORTH Main St. property for sale. Professional office ready, 2800 sf, lots of parking, $375,000. If interested send letter to PO Box 1897 Unit 264, Roswell, NM 88202. Restaurant bldg, $275K cash/trade for Ruidoso prprty, M-Th 8-4 624-1331

515. Mobile Homes - Sale

2004 Fleetwood, 16x60, 2br/2ba, like new, all appliances, also awnings both sides, setup in adult park, north side. Priced to sell. 575-622-0035. D01090 1994 FLEETWOOD doublewide, 28x52, 3br, 2ba in Carlsbad. Has appliances except refrigerator. Has fireplace, needs some paint, otherwise very nice. Selling cheap, $19,900. Must be moved. 575-6220035. D01090 WE BUY used mobile homes. Single & double wides. 575-622-0035 D01090. 1995FLEETWOOD 14x60, 1br, 1ba, needs little touchup. Setup in park in Clovis, can be moved. 575-6220035 D01090. OWNER FINANCING available for qualified buyer. Charming 2br, 2ba, Cameo in beautiful North Senior Adult Park. Location, Location, Location! A must see! 3176870 #057

515. Mobile Homes - Sale

ADULT PARK 2br, 2 car port, 2ba, very clean, 200 E. 22nd #1 owner will finance, $39,500. 910-3732

520. Lots for Sale

OWNER FINANCING for a limited time. Ready to build 5 acre lots w/ great views & good covenants. Located 9 miles West of Roswell @ the Club House Banquet Facility. Free land maps and at entrance. 575-623-1800. www.BuenaVidaLand.com Mobile Home Lot size 60x134 $18,000. Owner financing w/ $4000 down. 50 lots to choose from. On Washington & Brasher. We Take Visa and Mastercard! 420-1352. COURT ORDERED Sale! 2704 S. Lea, asking $6k, 5 acres - 30 Townsend Tr. Lot 9, Cielo Vista Subdivision, has well, electric, great view of city, $55K. Call Jim 910-7969. HAGERMAN LOTS for sale. York Avenue, Posey subdivision, 1 block from Hagerman schools, $5000. 420-1352 PREMIUM 5 Acre tracts, Owner will finance with 10% down, New Construction only (no mobile homes), , Pecan Lands West on Brown Rd. between Country Club & Berrendo Rd. 622-3479, 624-9607, 626-6790, 6266791, 626-4337

RENTALS

535. Apartments Furnished

1 OR 2bd, furnishedunfurnished, all bills pd, no pets, no smoking, no HUD 623-6281 1&2Bd, util pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, appt M-Th 8-4 624-1331

540. Apartments Unfurnished

VALLE ENCANTADA YOUR BEST $ RENTAL VALUE! LARGE 1,2,3 BEDROOMS. FREE UTILITIES. unfurnished, laundry room, playground, pool, ample parking. 2001 South Sunset. 623-3722. Town Plaza Apartments Utilities paid - Gas and Water. New Owners, friendly new managers. New Remodeled EXTRA LARGE 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Each 2 & 3 bedroom is multi level, upstairs/downstairs w/ large closets, stove & refrigerator, private patios, and private parking. Complex has a pool, laundry room, and a quiet garden setting environment. Friendly managers on-site. Seniors 55yrs plus, law enforcement & military will receive discount. No HUD. Good credit? Pay less rent! 575-623-2735. 2nd year, 1 free month rent PICK UP A LIST OF AVAILABLE RENTALS AT PRUDENTIAL ENCHAN TED LANDS, REALTORS, 501 NORTH MAIN.

Administrator

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BASIC FUNCTION: Conducts server related technical assignments and projects for the Information Technology Department under general supervision. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (functions considered essential as defined by ADA) Provides server administration duties including configuration and maintenance of Windows Server 2003, 2008 (with Active Directory), Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005; oversees server issue resolution, analyzing and providing solutions for Operating System and Database Hardware issues; provides Tier 2 and Tier 3 telephone, e-mail, and afterhours support to all sites using various tools; provides preventative maintenance, including server monitoring, applying and testing patches, and checking for space limitations; handles data requests and extractions; analyzes and evaluates current interface configuration, user requirements, and optimizes server topologies; provides recommendations to manager on design, layout and add-on technologies and customizations to Company hardware systems to provide efficiencies to business operations; analyzes and evaluates vendor products in hardware equipment; writes clear, concise, and accurate documentation and provides training (i.e., work procedures, how to guides); relocates technical equipment to and from an assigned location; may manage medium-sized to large projects as required. Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their manager, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion. EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years of job-related experience are required. EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (related discipline) or a combination of education and job-related experience is required. REQUIRED SKILLS: Administration, implementation, and support experience required in: TCP/IP, WINS, DHCP, SMTP, DNS, wireless, sip, anti-virus, firewalls, NAT, and subnetting. Ability to document and evaluate current site server configuration, user requirements, and designs and optimize server topologies. Good organizational, time-management, decisionmaking, analytical, and problem solving skills are required. Good reading and communication skills, written and verbal, ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with others. PREFERRED SKILLS: Preferred certifications: Microsoft certifications (MCDST, MCSA, MCSE, MCP, MOUS); Network, PC hardware and software certifications (CCNA/JNCIA (preferred), A+, N+, INET+). SUPERVISORY/ MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: None. WORK CONDITIONS: Office based with travel up to 40% of time by land or air is required. From time to time, required to work long irregular hours which may include nights, weekends, holidays for regularly scheduled maintenance and emergency work and support as well as on-call availability. At times, required to work in warehouse/plant environment and refinery/industrial environment, includes but not limited to, work near moving mechanical parts and/or rotating equipment, loud noise or vibrations and varying road conditions. May be required to work outdoors and subject to all weather including outdoors weather. At times may be exposed to risk of electrical shock. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, working in confined spaces, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, reaching or grasping, lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs, climbing up to 15 ft, perceiving color differences, ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential (inability to maintain standard insurance rates is grounds for dismissal), valid State driver’s license and proof of insurance, and ability to wear personal protective equipment (beards not permitted). Please visit us at http://www.hollycorp.com/about_opps.cfm to view and apply for current opportunities with Holly Corporation. Application must be submitted by 4:00 pm on May 19, 2011. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, age, national origin, gender, or disability. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F


Roswell Daily Record 540. Apartments Unfurnished

EFFICIENCY 2 BR, downtown, clean, water paid. Stove & frig. No Pets/HUD Call 623-8377 EFFICIENCY 1 br, wtr paid, No pets, laundry fac, stove/ref. Mirador Apts, 700 N. Missouri. 627-8348. 1&2Bd, wtr pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, appt M-Th 8-4 624-1331 COMFORTABLE, SPACIOUS, clean, newly painted, 2br 1ba apt., $600, water, gas paid, 1114 S. Kentucky, 910-0851. 2 BR, 1 bath, stove & refrigerator. Call 910-8170. 7 1/2 Fieldcrest 1br, dbl car garage, patio & bistro set included. Will negotiate fee. Close to school & park. 317-3236 VERY SMALL 1 bedroom w/large fenced in yard. $325 mo., $200 dep. 6259208 LARGE 1 bedroom apartment. References and background check required. Washer and Dryer hookups. Private parking. 420-0100 All Bills Paid 1 br $500 2 br $600, 3 br $700 mo., ref air, new carpet, new paint/tile. 502 S. Wyoming. 622-4944 110 W. Alameda Apt#B, C, D, 1BR 1BA, HUD OK, $350 month, 712 E. Third St. Apt#A, B, C, D, 2BR 1BA, HUD OK, $500 moth, 1104 1/2 N. Missouri, 1BR 1BA, $400 month, Century 21 Home Planning, 6224604 1 BEDROOM apartment. 2 bedroom apartment. Call 910-8170

545. Houses for Rent-Furnished

CLEAN, REMODELED, 2br homes North of 2nd St. Treeshaded yards, some fenced, beautifully furnished, $750-$900 mo. Call Brenda 626-6286. FLETC READY or traveling nurse. Excellent schools & North Roswell location. Lg. beautifully furnished 3 bd, 2 ba, 2 car garage w/ opener. LR Dining, Den w/ gas fire; many new amenities including Lg HD TV, washer/dryer, BBQ, furnished covered patio & fenced yard. All utilities paid, premium cable, HS wireless Internet, garden. No Pets or smokers. 575420-6703 or 661-343-6002 FLETC Homes for rent. Long & short term rentals. 5 minutes from FLETC. Brand new & beautiful! Visit our website: www.lgrentalhomes.com or Call 420-0519 or 910-7670 FLETC RENTALS Available. Refrigerated air, pool table, wireless internet, grill, pets ok. Call 575-317-3159 or 575626-5742. NEED A furnished home at a reasonable rental rate? Drive by 2604 Gaye Dr. Approx. 3,000 sqft, unique home. Call Sherlea Taylor, 575-420-1978 or 575-6242219 for details. NOW AVAILABLE 2/2/1 CAR GARAGE. Fullyfurnished, all electric, newer duplex with all amenities. Xeriscape landscaping, fenced backyard, quiet, near shopping + schools. For showing call Eliot. 575-5780617 2600 W. 8th St., 2BR 2BA, $2310 month, 503 Chamisal, 3BR 2BA, $2310 month, 1919 Clover, 3BR 2BA, $2310 month, Century 21 Home Planning, 622-4604.

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished TIRED OF Landlord Headaches? We can help! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors Property Management 575-624-2262

3 BR 1.5 bath no Hud/pets $875 mo. $600 dep. avail. 6/1/11. 420-5930. 2BR/1BA W/D, refrig, stove, FP, central heat/air, 603/D S. Penn. $595/mo, $400/dep. 910-7969. 1415 W. Tilden, 2br, stove, ref., $500 mo, plus dep, no pets or HUD, must have references. You pay bills. Call 625-0512. 2&3 Bd, 1&2 Ba, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, appt M-Th 8-4 624-1331 2 NEW townhouses for rent: 1st & last mo. $800/$900, 2100 & 2102 Clover Lane. For Sale or Rent: 706 Adams, 3/2/1. Will sell on contract. 6227010 2501, 03, 05 S. Lea, 3br 2ba, new construction, no smokers/pets, $1000 plus $500 dep. 575-317-4050

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished 1910 HEIGHTS Dr., 3br, 1 3/4ba w/garage, stove, refrig. No HUD/pets/ smokers. $900 mo, $700 dep. Avail. July 1. 505504-4276

3br 1ba. ref air, fenced yard 1 car 91 Lighthall RIAC $650m.$650 dep 627-9942 LOOKING FOR a place to rent? Let us help you!! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors, 501 N. Main. (575) 624-2262 Stop by to pick up a list of our available rentals or check them out online at www.roswellforrent.com! FOR RENT or sale: Remodeled 3 br, 1 bath, large fenced back yard. Carport. $700 mo. 1st and last month deposit. 6259004

2BR 1 bath $450 mo. $150 dep. No Hud. 420-5604 3BEDROOM / 2BATH 1730 N. Delaware Ave, $600/mo $600/dep. Call 575-420-6396.

PRIVATE, QUIET, small 2br house, suitable for couple, single. Adjacent workshop available, E. Charleston, near Mt. View School. $450 mo. 575520-0305 3BR, 2BA, $800 per mo, $800 dep, no HUD. 1514 W. Albuquerque. 420-0744 3BR, 1 3/4ba, ref air/central heat, $675mo, $500dep. 1613 S. Penn. 420-5111. 3/2/2 @ Broken Arrow Rd., NE Roswell, $1150/mo, $1150/dep. 505-385-5037 300 W. 9th 2 br, 2 ba, laundry room 910-4225 CSD PROPERTY Mngmt RE/MAX of Roswell sdenio@remax.net 575-637-3716 575-622-7191 2402 N Prairie 1/1, W/D hook-up Fridge, Stove $425 Dep $425 Mo 1405 Latigo 3/2.5/3, Sprinklers, Fridge, Stove, AC Fenced Yard, 2600sf $1200 Dep $1500 Mo 808 W Deming 2/1, Stove, W/D Fridge, Includes Water $550 Dep $575 Mo 808 1/2 W Deming 1/1, Includes Water, Stove, Fridge $425 Dep $425 Mo 3010 Futura 3/2/1, Stove, Fridge, AC $900 Dep $1050 Mo 500 Swinging Spear 3/2/1, AC, W/D, Stove Fridge,DW, Fenced Yard $900 Dep $1100 Mo 1725 W Walnut 3/1, new carpet, A/C, W/D, Fenced Yard $800 Dep $800 Mo

EXCELLENT AREA 3/2/2 fireplace, appliances, 866 Swinging Spear $975+ bills $500 dep. 575-623-7377 or 575626-3932 Small home 1 person. $250, $200dep. wtr pd. 107 S. Lea in back 317-4307 HOME & shop, 2br, 2ba on 5 acres north of town, 30x30 2 bay shop w/attached office, zoned commercial, $700/mo, 8407880. 1022 IVY, 3/2/1, fncd yd, ref air, stv, DW, W/D hookup, no HUD or smoking, no pets in house or yard (garage ok), $900mo, $600dep, 1st & last mo. 623-8675 322 E. Bonney, 3BR 1BA, $550 month, 1617 N. Montana, 2BR 1BA, $650 month, 809 S. Wyoming, 2BR 2BA, $900 month, 1507 S. Pennsylvania, 3BR 2BA, $900 month, 419 Chamisal, 3BR 2BA, $950 month, 3300 Bandolina, 3BR 2BA, $1000 month, 95 A Bent Tree, 3BR 2BA, $1200 month, 4707 W. McGaffey, 3BR 2BA, $1250 month, 207 Pima, 3BR 2BA, $1400 month, 700 N. Lea, 5BR 2.5BA, $1800 month, #5 London Court, 3BR 2BA, $1900 month, 1121 E. La Paloma, 4BR 3BA, 3 car garage, $2000 month, Century 21 Home Planning 622-4604

Executive 3br 2ba 2800 ft. dual AC, fenced, $1400m $1400dep. 627-9942 FLETC RENTAL, 3br, 1ba, refrig. air, alarm syst., gun safe, new carpet, no smoking or pets. 575-910 0801

3 BR, 2 ba, carport, fenced yard, close to schools, stove, frig, ref air, newly painted, $900/mo, $450/dep. 1604 S. Washington. 622-3250

558. Roommates Wanted

Near FLETC, 1br avail, references & background check. 575-650-3071

560. Sleeping Rooms

SINGLE PERSON sleeping rooms private entry & deck. 3/4 ba. All bills pd. Inquire 105 N. Missouri

569. Mobile Home Spaces/Lots

EASY LIVING community - 1337 McCall Loop, Roswell. Long term RV’s welcome. 624-2436

570. Mobile Home Courts

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

580. Office or Business Places

OFFICE SPACE for Rent. Prime downtown area, 2,061 sq.ft. Please call 622-8711. 3000 sqft office space available,14 private offices 2 restrooms, 1 conference room, break room former doctors office. 2110 S. Main, $2500 mo. 626-7488 or 420-1352 FOR LEASE - Space in Sunwest Centre aka the Bank of America Building. Various size spaces available. Owner-paid utilities and janitorial. Suite customization available. Call Ed McClelland, Broker or come by Suite 606. Office 623-1652 or mobile 4202546. STOREFRONT 2500 sqft 3106 N. Main $1200 mo. $1200 dep. 627-9942 STOREFRONT 500 sqft utilities pd. 2102 S. Main $550m $550dep. 627-9942

MERCHANDISE

605. Miscellaneous for Sale

NEED FURNITURE? Shop Blair’s Trading Post for the best prices in town for your household items. We buy & sell furniture, appliances, home decor, collectibles, electronics, saddles, jewelry, tools, fishing & camping items, movies plus everything else from A-Z. Including many hard to find items. Serving Roswell for 40 years. Open daily 9-5. Accept Visa & MC. 5611 Hummingbird Ln. 627-2033

CLASSIFIEDS

605. Miscellaneous for Sale

Power wheelchair, hospital bed, commode chair, lift chair. 622-7638 Riding mower $550, 42” cut 22 HP, top cond., call M-Th 8am-4pm 624-1331

REACH OVER 500,000 READERS in more than 30 newspapers across the state for one low price. Contact your local newspaper’s classified department or visit nmpress.org for details. HUGE VINYL record collection w/phonoplayer. Over 200 records, make offer. 623-2538

KENMORE WASHER & dryer matched set $200. Nice electric dryers $60 to $90 626-7470 30” SONY TV w/stand, Rudolph Wurlitzer piano (excellent cond.), Bakers Rack w/wicker baskets. 624-0962

2 Well functioning window a/c units $100 ea. Pair of matching oak bar stools in good cond.. $35 ea. lve. mesg. 623-0302/626-0030

REFRIGERATOR, LARGE 3 door, see working, large wheelchair. 622-7638

Small Upright dresser $75, office desk w/hutch locks white $150, cabinet insert for oven cherry $100. 623-5880 LARGE OUTSIDE pond & pump rock fountain, 2 huge aloe vera plants, elec. dryer 623-1507 Q. SET w/box & matt, ref. air window unit, sec. chairold, recliner comfort, patio table w/4 metal chairs. 637-6934, 711 W. 14th, Roswell. NICE & clean- 8’ Sealy sofa, 1930s Duncan Phyfe sofa, chair/ottoman. 575-937-8658

605. Miscellaneous for Sale

LIKE NEW, Kenmore 20 cu. ft refrigerator $225, super capacity Kenmore washer/Whirlpool elec. dryer pair $300. 914-9933 27” Panasonic Tv with remote $50 Hewlett Packard printer, copier, scan, fax $40. 627-0830

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

U.S. & FOREIGN coins and currency, buy, sell or trade, gold and silver coins. 622-7239, 2513 W. 2nd INSTANT CASH for gold and siver jewelry. In Roswell 578-0805

620. Wanted to Buy Miscellaneous

PAY CASH all day long for household items. Top prices paid for furniture, antiques, appliances, collectibles, tools, saddles, plus everything else from A to Z, including personal estates. 627-2033 or 623-6608 WE BUY Scrap batteries $4.00 back, 311 S. Virginia. 622-4160

WANTED TO buy Grandpa’s tackle box, pre 1950s, lures, reels, rods, photographs. Highest retail cash paid by collector. 575354-0365

Sunday, May 8, 2011

745. Pets for Sale

FREE CATS! Older cats, some spayed, neutered, shy now but will be friendly, all need good homes. 626-4708.

4 FEMALE Pugs w/no shots ready to go. 575420-5697

715. Hay and Feed Sale

Alfalfa Hay- sm. bales, oat hay & sudan all grades $6.00-$9.00 per bale. Big bales $110-$195 ea. Firewood. 8:00-5:30 MonSat.1:00-5:00 Sun. Graves Farm & Garden 622-1889 Credit Cards Accepted

Auction Saturday, May 21, 2011 Starting Time: 10:00 a.m. 4207 W. 2nd St., Roswell, New Mexico (West of Roswell on Ruidoso Hwy. 70) Call Ben Jenkins for directions: 575-361-5901

Owners of items to be sold in this auction: City of Roswell NM, Chaves County NM, Chaves County NM Flood Control& Others Surplus Equipment-Vehicles from all departments to be sold at Public Auction

25- Pickup Trucks, 25- Police Cars, 3- BMW Police Motorcycles, Lorain Cherry Picker Crane, Terex Telehandler Forklift, Toyota Forklift, Cat Paddle Scraper, John Deere 300 B loader/backhoe, Refuse Grapple Arm Dump Truck, Street Sweepers, Vacuum Sweeper, 4-Dump Trucks, Tire Baler, Lawn Tractor Mowers, Gen-Sets,5- Oil Field Gang Winch Trucks, 1-Hot Oiler Truck, Semi drop deck floats, School Bus, Farm Tractors, Farm Tractor Implements, Air compressor, 40’ Gooseneck triple axel flatbed trailer w/Hyd loading ramp, Steam Cleaner, Computers, Scrap Metals, Semi Truck, Misc. Very Large All Day Auction-Make plans to attend!

Note: This is a live on- site auction NO Internet bidding, no phone bids, you need to be at the auction to make your bid! No Buyers fee, No Credit/Debit cards, Cash or Check only! Large lot of items not listed here in this ad! Look at the auctioneer’s web site for more details and photos:

WWW.BMJAUCTION.COM Ben Jenkins Auctioneers

Ben M. Jenkins, Auctioneer • TX9728 • 575-361-5901 Ben H. Royston, Auctioneer • TX15425 • 432-788-7879

Plant Administrative Assistant

Leprino Foods Company, the nation’s premier manufacturer of mozzarella cheese, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Plant Administrative Assistant.

The position reports to the Plant Manager. The Plant Administrative Assistant must be able to perform mathematical functions and be skilled in Microsoft Office suite, GroupWise, etc. The incumbent must be able to read, write and comprehend procedures, which direct the position’s assignments. The position is responsible for printing daily management reports. Attend meetings for support and note taking as assigned. This person organizes Management meetings, or other events that require meals such as exempt personnel training, corporate training meetings, etc. The Plant Administrative Assistant arranges travel activities for current and new exempt personnel. Other assignments as dictated per above activities. The incumbent is responsible to keep and maintain these reports; Plant Manager’s Weekly report, stats package, closing financial reports, minutes of meetings, etc. Leprino Foods Company offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, 401K matched retirement program and Profit Sharing retirement program.

If you possess the above qualifications and are eager to work for a stable, growing company, please fax or mail resume to:

Leprino Foods Attn: Loretta Maese 5600 Omaha Road Roswell, NM 88203 Re: Plant Administrative Assistant Fax: (575)347-5201 Leprino Foods in an equal opportunity employer supporting a drug free workplace. M/F/D/V

BMW, 1997, 73k miles, great shape, $9500. Call 575-3175925. 2003 FORD Mustang GT, 5 spd, leather, 50k miles, $9500. 575-317-3159

1989 CRUISEMASTER Motorhome, 30’, dual air, engine & generator rebuilt, $7500. 575-317-3159

2004 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0 Mileage 32,575 black asking $17,450, will accept $9k in cash and trade of another vehicle for difference. Absolutely beautiful vehicle. For more info call 637-9641 after 5:00 PM. 2007 MAZDA Miata Touring low miles beautiful condition. 840-7627

795. Pickups/ Trucks/Vans

2005 KEYSTONE lite wt trailer, 18ft, nice, fully self contained, $7500. 6236105 2002 SUNDOWNER 2 Horse Trailer VAL Series, fully enclosed, 40” stalls, straight load, 2 AED3 escape doors, 2 windows in horse area, 2 windows in nose, padded aluminum body dividers, floor mats in horse area, $9,750 OBO. Contact Cheri at 575-622117 Ext. 11.

1983 Jeep J-10 p/u, 4 whl drive, 360 engine excellent cond. $3000 Call 626-7506 2006 FORD F250, excellent cond., ext. cab, $10,500, 626-7488.

796. SUVS

1999 GREEN Ford Expedition 142k miles XLT 4WD $4999. 575-910-1988

CLASSIFIEDS INDEX

691. Restaurant Equipment 16X10 REFRIGERATED walk-in cooler, self contained, $1500. 6267488

790. Autos for Sale

MAIN TRAILER Sales Inc. Your dealer of choice. Sales, parts, service, consignments, purchases, propane, dump station. 2900 West Second. 6221751, 1-800-929 0046

CHIHUAHUAS FOR sale, 3M, 2F, $100 each. Ask me about them. 840-9037

HENRIETTE WYETH 16x14 c1949 oil appraised @ 40K dunlaplawoffice @cableone.net

2002 VTX 1800R 12k miles. Must See. 575-623-3374

TRANSPORTATION

780. RV’s & Campers Hauling

FOR SALE: Beautiful Pomeranian puppies. 575420-2164

FREE TO good home only going to be large mixed breed smart female puppy 623-1507

‘08 TANGO 5th wheel, 31ft long 1 side, sleeps 6-8, bunk house, ducted heat/AC, $19,000 OBO. Scott 505-280-7085 or 6233304.

HONDA CR-500, 1986, good cond. $1,200 OBO. 622-1127x11.

REG. MINIATURE Pinscher’s, only 2F left, ready now. Call 317-4189.

YORKIE PUPPIES great Mother’s Day gift AKC 1 male small, fully weaned, shots current, 14 wks old 622-8888 leave message.

14.5 BAYLINER Bass trophy boat with trailer $1900. 505-301-0824 from 8am-7pm

775. Motorcycles & Scooters

PUPPY LOVE Grooming Large Dogs Welcome, Cats also - 575-420-6655

T-CUP MALTI-POO, male, 3 mos old, shots done, tons of coat, baby doll face, litter box trained, $500. 575257-0808

780. RV’s & Campers Hauling

770. Boats and Accessories

MINIATURE HORSES for sale. 575-420-7714 leave message

632. Art For Sale

REFRIGERATED SANDWICH prep table, $800. 626-7488

RECREATIONAL

720. Livestock & Supplies

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Announcements Special Notice Card of Thanks Personals/Special Transportation Lost & Found

Instruction

030 Education 035 Music – Dance/Drama 040 Instructions Wanted 045 050 055 060

Employment

Employment Opportunities Salesperson/Agents Employment Agencies Jobs Wanted – M & F

Services

070 Agricultural Analysis 075 Air Conditioning 080 Alterations 085 Appliance Repair 090 Auto Repair 100 Babysitting 105 Childcare 110 Blade Work 115 Bookkeeping 120 Carpentry 125 Carpet Cleaning 130 Carpeting 135 Ceramic Tile 140 Cleaning 145 Clock & Watch Repair 150 Concrete 155 Counseling 160 Crafts/Arts 165 Ditching 170 Drafting 175 Drapery 180 Drilling 185 Electrical 190 Engraving 195 Elderly Care 200 Fencing 205 Fertilizer 210 Firewood – Coal 215 Floor Covering 220 Furniture Repair 224 Garage Door Repair 225 General Construction 226 Waterwell 230 General Repair 232 Chimney Sweep 235 Hauling 240 Horseshoeing 245 House Wrecking 250 Insulation 255 Insurance 260 Ironing & Washing 265 Janitorial 269 Excavating 270 Landscape/Lawnwork 280 Masonry/Concrete 285 Miscellaneous Service 290 Mobile Home Service 293 Monuments 295 Musical 300 Oil Field Services 305 Computers 306 Rubber Stamps 310 Painting/Decorating 315 Pest Control 316 Pets 320 Photography 325 Piano Tuning 330 Plumbing 335 Printing 340 Radio/TV’s/Stereo’s 345 Remodeling 350 Roofing 355 Sand Blasting 356 Satellite 360 Screens/Shutters 365 Security 370 Sewer Service & Repair 375 Sewing Machine Service 380 Sharpening 385 Slenderizing 390 Steam Cleaning 395 Stucco Plastering 400 Tax Service 401 Telephone Service 405 Tractor Work 410 Tree Service 415 Typing Service 420 Upholstery 425 Vacuum Cleaners 426 Video/Recording 430 Wallpapering 435 Welding

440 441 445 450

Window Repair Window Cleaning Wrought Iron Services Wanted

455 456 460 465

Money: Loan/Borrow Credit Cards Insurance Co. Oil, Mineral, Water, Land Lease/Sale Investment: Stocks/Sale Mortgages for Sale Mortgages Wanted Business Opportunities

470 475 480 485

Financial

Real Estate

490 Homes for Sale 495 Acreage/Farm/Ranch 500 Business for Sale 505 Commercial Business Property 510 Resort Out of Town Property 515 Mobile Homes/Sale 520 Lots for Sale 525 Building Transfer 530 Real Estate Wanted

Rentals

535 Apartments, Furnished 540 Apartments, Unfurnished 545 Houses, Furnished 550 Houses, Unfurnished 555 Mobile Homes – Rental 560 Sleeping Rooms 565 Rest Homes 569 Mobile Home Lots/Space 570 Mobile Home Courts 571 RV Parks 575 Resort Homes 580 Office/Business Rentals 585 Warehouse & Storage 590 Farms/Acreage – Rent 595 Miscellaneous for Rent 600 Want to Rent

Merchandise

605 Miscellaneous for Sale 610 Garage Sales, Individuals 611 Garage Sales, Businesses 615 Coins/Gold/Silver 620 Want to Buy – Miscellaneous 625 Antiques 630 Auction Sales 635 Good Things to Eat 640 Household Goods 645 Sewing Machines 650 Washers & Dryers 652 Computers 655 TV’s & Radios 660 Stereos 665 Musical Merchandise 670 Industrial Equipment 675 Camera/Photography 680 Heating Equipment 685 Air Conditioning Equipment 690 Business/Office Equipment 695 Machinery 700 Building Materials 705 Lawn/Garden/Fertilizer 710 Plants/Flowers 715 Hay & Feed Sale 720 Livestock & Supplies 721 Boarding Stables 725 Livestock Wanted 730 Poultry & Supplies 735 Poultry Wanted 740 Show Fowl 745 Pets for Sale

Recreational

750 Sports Equipment 755 Bicycles for Sale 760 Hunting & Camping Equipment 765 Guns & Ammunition 770 Boats & Accessories 775 Motorcycles 780 RV’s/Campers 785 Trailers Wanted

Transportation

790 Automobiles for Sale 795 Trucks & Vans 796 SUV’s 800 Classic Automobiles 805 Imported Automobiles 810 Auto Parts & Accessories 815 Wanted – Autos


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