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Racism strong in New Mexico

May 14, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am a semi-educated Afro-American male. (In this paper, let’s shorten Afro-American to AA.) I think AA is the accepted and politically correct term today. It’s hard to keep up with what we have been called: Darky, Negro, Colored, Black, Buck, spade or boy, and now we are called AA. I am 68 years old [&hellip...

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Israel’s founding not based on God

May 14, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read the Pastor’s Musings article on May 7 with interest because it referred to Isaiah 66:8, which many people misapply to the beginning of the State of Israel in 1948. David Ben-Gurion, the leader of Israel’s National Council, wanted a secular...

Reporter to blame for critical story

May 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

This letter is written in response to a Roswell Daily Record article written by Jeff Tucker, senior writer, concerning the EMS instructors at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. It appears that these fine instructors are again being tried in public by the...

Kintigh has done a lot of good already

May 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I want to address a couple of items that I believe most of the citizens of Roswell and the RDR editorial board are not aware of regarding our mayor, Dennis Kintigh. The recent opening of La Casa Behavioral Health, serving Roswell and Chaves County, was a...

Socialism and crony capitalism

May 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” — Winston Churchill Venezuela fits the description. Venezuela cut the work week for government employees to two...

Decision-making on public lands needs to be close to users

May 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

“How much land does a man need?” Leo Tolstoy asked. His ironic answer was, a burial plot just six feet by three. But that’s if you’re dead. If you’re alive, you need more elbow room to survive, if not thrive. And the poorer the land, the more you...

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Wanted: volunteers to expand Docent program

May 11, 2016 • Dear Editor, Local NewsComments (0)

RMAC docent Bill Siders demonstrates Newton’s Third Law of Motion with a volunteer during a discussion of Robert H. Goddard’s pioneering work in rocketry (Submitted). By Amanda Nicholson Curator of Education Museums have many goals: preserving and storing...

Good news coming from other states

May 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

When I’m in a vehicle, I love to listen to Patrick Madrid, a host of a Catholic radio station. There is always good news and conversation about different issues. Three or four weeks ago, he was very happy and excited when he spoke about a new law going into...

Graduation time, congrats from RISD

May 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Parents of seniors are thinking about their children as newborns, toddlers, elementary students, the difficult middle school years and now as adults. College is awaiting some and others are entering the workforce as soon as the cap and gown are taken off....

Police protections part of bad ruling

May 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I applaud Tom McDonald’s May 3 column (“Police work is tough, but it has to be scrutinized”), in which he examines the rise of police violence against the public. I agree that the recent killing of Robert Guerin isn’t explained away as easily as the...