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Reflecting on my first Christmas in Roswell

December 25, 2014 • EditorialComments Off on Reflecting on my first Christmas in Roswell

Daily Record employees hamming it up at our company Christmas party last week. (Max Scally Photo) As the newspaper editor, Christmas Day itself is almost anticlimactic. The hustle and bustle at the office earlier this week is replaced by the near dead silence of me being the only person in the newsroom as I write [&hellip...

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The day of my eBay hack attack

December 14, 2014 • EditorialComments Off on The day of my eBay hack attack

I’ve been hacked. On Dec. 2, I got an email from eBay stating that someone had used my account fraudulently. This hacker did me the favor of selling 10 Sony SmartWatches that pair up to a smartphone via Bluetooth for the low, low price of $65 each. What the...

County officials need to follow city’s lead for more open government

December 6, 2014 • EditorialComments Off on County officials need to follow city’s lead for more open government

The Chaves County Commissioners will hold a special meeting and a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to consider raising the county’s Gross Receipts Taxes. The commissioners will also discuss lowering the county property tax rates to their lowest levels in...

A simple answer to ‘Dairy Rule’ debate

December 6, 2014 • EditorialComments Off on A simple answer to ‘Dairy Rule’ debate

One of my favorite recurring skits on the original “Saturday Night Live” was Garrett Morris, the show’s first African-American cast member, portraying the make-believe character Chico Escuela, a professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic...

Time for Republicans to move beyond Benghazi

November 30, 2014 • EditorialComments Off on Time for Republicans to move beyond Benghazi

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says a Benghazi report put together by a Republican panel is “full of crap.” It strikes us that it isn’t the report that’s full of it. Graham has been pushing this bogus issue so long and so hard that he’s filled to the...

Schlock king Corman’s best movie a financial disaster

November 16, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

To any Baby Boomer, the name Roger Corman immediately conjures up memories of low-budget horror movies and sexploitation films like “Women in Cages” and equally violent biker-gang movies such as “The Wild Angels” that starred Peter Fonda and Nancy...

Obama unbowed by midterm setbacks

November 8, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

President Obama awakened Wednesday morning to a seismic shift in the nation’s political landscape. Republicans not only had seized control of the Senate for the first time since 2006, they also had grown their House majority to the highest level since...

50 years later, another Republican ‘time for choosing’

November 8, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

Barry Goldwater went down to a smashing defeat in 1964. But so did the man who beat him — Lyndon Johnson, whose landslide re-election culminated in a near-abdication from the presidency four years later. Johnson’s collapse eerily foreshadowed the...

Election overload is taking its toll

November 2, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

My timing couldn’t have been better when I got cable TV and high-speed Internet installed on Thursday afternoon. After returning from work and shopping Thursday, I channel-surfed through three or four schlocky horror movies before finally watching the news...

Voters should support general obligation bonds

October 29, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s as simple as ABC — Bonds A, B and C, that is. The county’s higher education institutions, libraries and the J.O.Y. Centers all need funding for capital improvement projects. Among the problems that need to be repaired are leaky roofs at both the...