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Archive for May 12th, 2012

  • David Lawrence is found not guilty

    May 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (3)

    The family of David Lawrence and the defendant himself wept Thursday when Judge Charles C. Currier read the not guilty verdict. After having deliberated for one hour, the jury acquitted Lawrence on a charge of criminal sexual contact. The charge stemmed from...

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    May 12, 2012 • CartoonsComments Off

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  • ENMU-R graduates largest class ever

    May 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell dental hygienist students show off their pearly whites as they and fellow graduates prepare for their march onto the Wool Bowl football field for commencement ceremonies, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) About 200...

  • Local farmer seeks election

    May 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell farmer Cliff Pirtle, who has expressed his beliefs in the Second Amendment and pro-life during his campaign, says he is seeking election to the state Senate District 32 seat. A Republican, Pirtle will face Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill in the...

  • Jim Gill: From humble beginnings to president of business

    May 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jim Gill stands before vintage seed storage shelves at Roswell Seed Co., Wednesday. (Noah Vernau Photo) Jim Gill was sweeping the floors at his family’s seed business in 1958 when he was 10 years old, earning $1 every two weeks — just enough for him to...

  • Absentee voting, precinct training

    May 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Absentee and in person early voting is up and running at the County Clerk’s office, 1 St. Mary’s Place, Area D. Those who want to vote in person early or by absentee may come to the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Early voting will...

  • Johnny G. to celebrate mothers

    May 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Volunteer Bert Jimenez, left, and Community Volunteer Program leader Johnny Gonzales get ready to distribute gifts at Southeastern New Mexico Kidney Center, Friday. (Noah Vernau Photo) The Johnny Gonzales Community Volunteer Program will hold its 25th annual...

  • Friends remember ‘Goober Pyle’ actor Lindsey

    May 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Pallbearers and family members get ready to carry the casket of George Lindsey, who played Goober on The Andy Griffith Show, in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, May 11, 2012. The public memorial service drew an estimated 400 people who paid last respects to Lindsey,...

  • US taxpayers getting cut of ‘Passion’ prequel

    May 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Jorge Vazquez Sanchez is led out of the federal courthouse, Thursday, May 10, 2012 in San Antonio. A stake in a yet-to-be-made movie about the life of Jesus Christ’s mother with mega-preacher Joel Osteen of the Lakewood Church as executive producer could...

  • ABC, Wallenda reach deal on Falls tightrope walk

    May 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Nik Wallenda poses the 2 in diameter giant tight-rope wire that will be installed for practice at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Wallenda will try to cross the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope on June 15.(AP Photo/The...