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Archive for August 28th, 2013

  • AP Photos
President Barack Obama speaks at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Wednesday, at the Lincoln Memorial. Sandy Redman of Pine Top, N.C., cries as she listens to Obama’s speech. Redman attended the first march 50 years ago.

    MLK’s dream inspires a new march, and a president

    August 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the “glorious patriots” who marched a half century ago to the very...

  • Mark Wilson Photo
Art lovers check out the work of the 30th annual International Juried Art Show at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday.

    RFAL Juried Art Show draws emotion

    August 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mark Wilson Photo Art lovers check out the work of the 30th annual International Juried Art Show at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday. Amy Vogelsang Record Staff Writer There is a tender modesty mixed with wisdom in his eyes. His mane encircles his...

  • Jesus Carrillo

    August 28, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, August 29, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church for Jesus Carrillo, 61, who passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Funeral services are for 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 30,...

  • Manuel J. D’Almeida

    August 28, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Manuel J. D’Almeida, 87, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Roswell, NM, Edison, NJ and Newark, NJ, died Monday, August 26, 2013. Born December 15, 1925, in Murtosa, Portugal, he was the son of Manuel V. and Maria Martins D’Almeida. A World War II veteran, he...

  • Veronica L. “Betty” Chavez

    August 28, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Betty Chavez, 93, who passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized. [/auth...

  • bubles

    Bubblefest at Bottomless Lakes

    August 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL — Bottomless Lakes State Park is the best way to dive into this Labor Day weekend during the annual Bubblefest from Aug. 31-Sept. 2. The event features fun and educational activities for divers and spectators. “The Bottomless Bubblefest attracts...

  • Wealth gap

    August 28, 2013 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: Given the exploding wealth gap in America I would like to add another comment. I am referring to the fact less than 1 percent of Americans now control over 90 percent of America’s wealth, and given this financial apportionment, America now has...

  • GOP has shifted too far to the right

    August 28, 2013 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: In response to the letter by Mr. Ralph Rivera published in the Roswell Daily Record on Tuesday, Aug. 6, I would like to offer the following thoughts. Mr. Rivera seems to have a deep dislike of moderate Republicans, and of all Democrats. While I...

  • Life too complex not to have been designed

    August 28, 2013 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: Some people say that evolution is a “fact” instead of a theory. If this is the case, why don’t all scientists agree? Can those scientists who believe there was a master designer be dismissed as naive? Reporting on those scientists, a book...

  • State Briefs

    August 28, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    NM gets $1M for carbon dioxide production SANTA FE (AP) — The State Land Office says it’s received $1.2 million in royalties from a company for carbon dioxide production in northeastern New Mexico. Land Commissioner Ray Powell said the payment from the...