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Schools make teenagers sleep deprived

June 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Now that I am completely finished with high school, I have finally gotten enough sleep to gather my thoughts on an important issue. The issue is this: I have spent the last seven years of my life sleep deprived. A study done by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that less than one third of [&hellip...

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RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

June 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One down, one to go The primary election season for 2016 is now over in New Mexico. The local party ballots weren’t exactly packed — aside from the presidential contest, Chaves County had only two contested County Commission races on Republican ballots...

Survey shows the Record is loved, hated and read

June 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last fall we did a Roswell Daily Record survey to get reader feedback on the pages of our newspaper. We asked our readers to fill out a full-page survey about the content we publish and we had more than 150 filled out and returned to us. The surveys covered...

Family blessings on both sides of the border

June 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

When I was asked by our editor to write this column, I was not sure what to expect. What to write, I mean I’ve been around writers and editors for quite a while, but I’ve never been asked to write something. So I’ll give it a try. Last April, when I...

Enchantment and economy in your own back yard

June 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Loretta Hall “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard.” That’s what Dorothy said in the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” when she returned home after her adventures in more exotic...

VA executive terminations overturned by AG Lynch

June 7, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Once again, the Obama administration protects its wrongdoers, explaining why the grossly malfunctioning Veterans Administration executives are perpetuating serious problems with veterans’ health care disasters, with no sign of fixing the problems. A key...

Ali! — and Jack Johnson and Donald Trump

June 7, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As I think back on Muhammad Ali and his impact on American culture in the aftermath of his demise, I’m stuck by a couple of comparisons. Specifically, Jack Johnson and Donald Trump come to mind, and I’ll get to that in a few paragraphs. Ali transcended...

Living long enough for the privilege to grow old

June 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

OK, I admit it, I am getting old. But I do find that the definition of “old” changes as the years roll by. An AARP magazine reported that age when a person is considered “old” gets higher the older the person is that you ask. In other words, a...

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End of this trail, farewell Roswell — ready for the next

June 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Steve Wolfe In early February 2009, at the end of a SAFE Coalition meeting at City Hall, Mayor Sam LaGrone asked me to take over writing of a Safety Column. It had been arranged that the Daily Record would provide the space, when it was available, for such...

Primary candidates, general preparations

June 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been a tumultuous primary season all around the nation, and now it’s our turn. This Tuesday, New Mexico — along with California, New Jersey, Montana and South Dakota — will vote in the Democratic and Republican party primaries. Donald Trump has...