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Surprising safety tips to remember at Easter time

March 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

This column will be a first for me. Soon it will be the eighth Easter through which I have been writing this purported “safety column” for the Roswell Daily Record. I looked it up. I have never (that’s right, never) written an Easter Safety Column! It never occurred to me. Easter is arguably the most [&hellip...

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School district has hands full

March 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week was a good example of how education is sometimes the last thing on the agenda at our schools. But it’s not the educators’ fault; it’s the world in which we live. School violence is commonplace across our nation, forcing principals and teachers...

Canine distemper preventable with vaccinations

March 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The recent outbreak in the Roswell area of canine distemper, a very serious and highly contagious disease, is very concerning. Canine distemper is caused by a virus that is related to the measles virus in humans. The virus does not affect just dogs. It also...

Military transport raises questions

March 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The subjects of UFOs and clandestine government operations have been popular topics of discussion among Roswellians since the famed flying saucer incident in 1947. Curiosity in UFOs and secret military weapons came to the forefront of the minds of many locals...

NMMI creates opportunity to achieve dream

March 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Editor’s note: A version of the following first ran in New Mexico Military Institute’s winter editon of Dispatches. It has been edited and reprinted here with permission. As the president and superintendent of New Mexico Military Institute, I get to do...

IRS security flaw allows identify theft

March 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Panama City News Herald Each year, millions of Americans trust the Internal Revenue Service with sensitive private information — information that the agency has repeatedly failed to protect, whether due to its compromised security measures or due to the...

Theater teaches discipline, which builds character

March 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Everyone has a different way in which they perceive theater. Some see it as the giant screen that shows moving pictures. Others see it as the tragic love story between Romeo and Juliet. Sure, the world is so different nowadays. The Internet and social media...

Election is like a bad reality show

March 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News A popular meme going around social media these days has what at first appear to be three political signs in a yard. On the left is a sign for Hillary Clinton. On the right is one for Donald Trump. In the middle is a sign...

Where have all the good drivers gone?

March 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

You can tell where a driver comes from by the way he or she drives. Drivers have different habits in different countries. If you stop at a red light in Saudi Arabia, better have some earplugs ready because the local drivers seem to think that honking their...

The Iowa House, an unhinged GOP

March 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Quad-City (Iowa) Times Stop asking where Donald Trump came from. Stop wondering why the GOP has been hijacked by reactionaries. Stop pretending that the Republican Party hasn’t for years been infiltrated by echo-chamber demagogues. The Iowa House is...