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Archive for September 2nd, 2011

  • Majority of states have yet to write 9/11 into social studies standards

    September 2, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    ILE – In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, the twin towers of the World Trade Center burn after hijacked planes crashed into them in New York. As the post-Sept. 11 decade ends, some foreign families of the victims are eager to move past the tragedy. But...

  • Why Lexington's flag ordinance passes muster

    September 2, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    Supporters of a Sons of Confederate Veterans rally wave flags in protest at Hopkins Green in Lexington, Va. , Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. About 100 people gathered before a City Council hearing and possible vote on the proposal, which would limit flags on city...

  • 6.8 quake prompts brief Alaska tsunami warning

    September 2, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

    In this Aug. 10, 2011, photo shows a tsunami evacuation sign, in Long Beach, Wash. When the next devastating earthquake strikes off the Northwest coast, it is expected to send a tsunami so fast that it could leave coastal communities with perhaps 20 minutes...

  • President says Mexico will have clean cops

    September 2, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

    Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon gives his State of the Nation address at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Friday Sept. 2, 2011. Calderon said Friday that he will fight to the last day of his term to defeat the drug cartels that...

  • ‘I can see my house from here!’

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Soldiers from Kirtland Air Force Base perform parachute training exercises, Wednesday morning, at the Roswell International Air Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

  • Gardner addresses NMML

    September 2, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

    The agenda of the Sept. 6 legislative special session was the focus of Keith Gardner’s, chief of staff for Gov. Susana Martinez, remarks Thursday afternoon during a luncheon honoring past presidents at the New Mexico Municipal League conference. Martinez,...

  • RPD loss seminar draws area retailers

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police Sgt. Ty Sharpe conducted the inaugural mini-seminar on loss prevention for local retailers at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Thursday. More than 20 retailers attended and received advice from the police about the laws pertaining to...

  • Dopp’s closing reception 9/24

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A mixed media collage, “What,” in artist Susan Marie Dopp’s exhibit at Isaac’s Gallery. Below, gouache and graphite on paper. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) After a month of hypnotizing museum-goers with contrasting colors and repetitious patterns,...

  • Girl Scouts makes UW dollars count

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Cookies, camping, and crafts — these are the three C’s Girl Scouts is perhaps better known for. Rebecca Sherwood, membership team leader for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, said the organization that’s been in Chaves County since the early 20th...

  • Be careful: Distemper rates up

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Officials at Animal Control say that the incidence of distemper has doubled this year. Tammy McKee, veterinary technician and kennel manager, said, “If we have been seeing 25 percent of the animals coming in with distemper in previous years, this year...