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Roswell Daily Record (Newspaper) - June 2, 2006, Roswell, New Mexico 137 CORPS TAKES BLAME FOR FLOODING TAKE SERIES LEAD MOTHER CONVICTED OF KILLING INFANTS VOICE OF THE PECOS VALLEY JUNE Bush pledges open probe into incident Dally Record Dickman Sister Roseann regional director of the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces in Hobbs and Roswell and former Marys Hospital speaks to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center staff and guests on Thursday during the 100th anniversary celebration of healthcare in Local health care turns 100 DICKMAN RECORD STAFF WRITER Eastern New Mexico Center celebrated 100 years of health care in Roswell and Southeastern New Mexico on Thursday one century after Marys Hospital was opened by the Sisters of the Sorrowful On hand to commemorate the anniver sary were City Councilors Lee Rogers and Roswell historian Elvis Fleming and Sister a former Marys administra Fleming gave a brief history of from the settlement of adobe shacks in lie neighborhood now known as to June when Marys patient was Marys was located where the County Administrative Center now The streel running in front See Page A3 WASHINGTON AP It took nearly a month for Presi dent Bush to be told that the military was Investigating reports that Marines mur dered unarmed civilians in the White House said Earlier this Bush aides said the president was briefed soon after the open ing of the A Time magazine reporter first asked military on 10 about the cir surrounding the alleged massacre on in which 24 people In an Insurgent stronghold in western were killed fol lowing a bomb attack on a military convoy In which a Marine Four days on Peter commander of Multinational Corps ordered an investigation into the White House press secretary Tony Snow said Snow Bush was not Informed about the inves until March when he was briefed by national security adviser Stephen Bush pledged Thursday that the Pentagon will get to the bottom of this and that the results of the Inquiry will be made The world will see the full and complete he said after meeting with his Cabinet at the White If there Is people will be held to A senior defense official said last week that military investi gators have evidence that points toward unprovoked murders by Snow said the president had not commented publicly until this week because he had not been asked about the incident and that that was the appropriate way for it to be handled by the commander in Responding to a ques tion on Bush said he was troubled by the reports and promised that anyone who broke the law would be Snow said the president must be careful to remain out of the chain of com Youve got ongoing criminal inquiries on two tracks facts See Page A3 Senator released after warrant quashed State Rod R was arrested Thursday morning on he charge oi not appearing in court on a speeding but was released before the booking process was com after a judge quashed the arrest Roswell Police Chief John Balderston said the Roswell Police arrested Adair at his home at about Thursday and took him to the police Adair then called the Santa Rosa Magistrate in Guadalupe Coun which Issued the warrant for his Balderston The judge quashed the he Balderston said Adair was not fingerprinted or pho Adair said Thursday he had spoken with Judge James Adair said the warrant was quashed because he had made arrangements prior to Thursday to appear in court he added lhal he paid the fine for the speeding ticket According to a case docu ment obtained at Adair was cited by the New Mexico Slate Police for traveling 85 mph in a 55 mph area March The document added that Adair failed to appear in court on or before March 31 on that A bench warrant was then issued April the docu ment Moncayo could not be reached for comment Thurs Commissioners spar over letter CHRISTOPHER CUNNINGHAM RECORD STAFF WRITER County Commission er Harold Hobson blasted fel low Republican Commissioner Alice at a public meet ing Thursday for writing a let ter to local Republicans in which she said Commissioner Dorrie had moved to overspend on the budget at a May 18 In a letter recently distrib to registered Republicans in District urged recipients to vole for Greg one of opponents in the Republican and wrote that had moved to overspend the budget with worth of expenditures for youth pro At the May 18 after hearing a report from former county Finance Director Mary Lou Chacon that there was at least and possibly in extra money in the the commission voted 32 to include the for the county 4H SOY Mari achi and the Roswell Boys and Girls Eppers and Com missioner Richard Taylor voted against Hobson said Eppers had fought to have the jail tax reinstituted this year and that the commission approved the additional after hearing report of extra Hobson told to get your facts straight ruin any more Eppers said that at the time of the May 18 it had confirmed that the In extra money was Chacon said Thursday that the was now In her letter to District 5 wrote that the commission budget committee worked hard to come up with a budget with only a 1 percent increase in spending over the previous and included for the Chaves County 4H To my great Richardsons appointee to the Commission moved to spend over the budget for for Boys and Girls and for SOY she While each of these programs may be good and it is not a proper use of tax especially when our budget Is so was appointed to the County Com mission by Richard a Eppers said Thursday the county should give any money to the 4H SOY Mariachi or the Roswell Boys and Girls Hobson and Democratic Commissioner Michael Trujillo said at the May 18 meeting the youth programs prevented chil dren from getting involved in The children involved in he programs are going to stay off the street Eppers said after the meeting Thurs Those arent the kids we need to be throwing money she adding that it was better for children to earn money than have it given to said Thurs day the county budget is not hurting and that if the com mission has the money avail it should provide funding for SOY the Roswell Boys and Girls Club and the county 4H She said letter was truly unprofessional and that the commissioners had to be a County to buy buildings A3 Beffort to focus on child water CHRISTOPHER CUNNINGHAM RECORD STAFF WRITER State Sue Wilson Bef Republican candidate for lieutenant says she brings great experience to the job and will focus on helping Ihe child care Industry and improving the states water INSIDE situation and health care sys tem if a Sandia Park resi is unopposed in the Republican primary and faces Diane a In the November general See Page A3 Two convicted in theft of campaign signs Two Roswell teens were convicted Thursday of meanor theft of 18 campaign Erin Mitchell and Stephanie both pleaded guilty to the charge of larceny in Roswell Munici pal Mitchell was sentenced to one year supervised proba tion and 30 days of work release and fined Gomez was sentenced to one year supervised proba tion and 40 days of work release and fined Standing before Municipal Mitchell Gomez Court Judge Hector Pine Mitchell said I just did We were just taking them from friends According to a police the two women were caught with the signs during a routine traffic slop in the 700 block of East Berrendo Road at Tom Moody said the stolen signs belonged to leg candidates Mike Kakuska and Nora sheriffs candidates Rob Coon and Danny County Commission candi dates Dorrie ty and Ralph Brown and attorney general candidate Lem According to the officers approached the cle and discovered 18 cam Upon further officers ered both Mitchell and Gomez had stolen the We dont have a good rea son for taking Gomez told the We were going to place them at our Judge Pineda told both women he could not believe the two would collect politi cal signs to put in front of their I was not born Pineda I dont believe people go around to collect political 11 just doesnt make Its a bad hobby and its against the 1 III II AS Nl W W f ViO U Dow JONES NASDAQ
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