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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Alamogordo, New Mexico Serving the Tularosa Basin since 1898 Alamogordo daily news inside Varonos Alamogordo new Mexico a volume j Ion. 290www.alamogordonews.com a Media news group newspaper a fifty cents ibus Friday nov. 30,2007 sports expectations met Tularosa went 15-8 and found itself Back in Contention for a District 5-2a Crown and in the state tournament again in 2007 with roughly the same cast that went 12-9 and missed the state tournament in 2006. A Page 1b weather a today Thunder Rani High 64� to tit Vurdy with nun Low 49� a Page 9a roadblocks no delays Range control reports . Highway 70 will be open. For More information Call 505 678-1178. Schedule is subject to change. Lottery wednesday Power Ball 8-23-32-37-39 Power Ball 38 Power play 3 hot lotto 8-19-24-35-36 hot Ball 4 roadrunner Cash 1-4-8-15-26 Bonus Ball 10 pick 3 3-0-4 fresh out of the oven Abby 3b classifieds 7b-10b coming events 3a crossword 3b movies 9a obituaries 6a opinion 4a religion 4b-6b sports 1b.2b nov. 30 25 shopping Days to Christmas kids Kia rep 1713-a tenth 439-5439 residents pitch in for woman in need by Karl Anderson staff writer people helping others is what the Holiday season is about. The recent act of kindness provided by Alamogordo and reaching All the Way to great Falls. Mont., is an example. It began at the funeral for world War la Veteran fathered Griffith who was Laid to rest on nov. 12 at immaculate Conception cemetery in Alamogordo. A we were approached at father eds funeral by the widow of Paul c. Quappe. One of our fellow said Vern Mollan. Commander of american legion Post 34 in Alamogordo. A she told us her late husband had been Given a Brand new electric wheelchair that he had never used and wanted to know if we could Lind a person who really needed a few Days later after posting a notice about the wheelchair the american legion members received an email from Ken Palmer of Alamogordo telling them he knew of someone in need of the wheelchair. A my sister in Law who lives in great Falls. Mont., has been affected so bad with arthritis that she is unable to move anywhere in the conventional wheelchair she has been Palmer said. A we Felt that his sister in Law. Mary in stuff was certainly in need of the w said Jim Ernst also a member of the local american legion Post 34. A so she became the but one problem remained. Ken Palmer and his wife Marilee who happens to be Marylys twin sister could not afford to pay the Cost to ship the wheelchair from Alamogordo to great Falls. That s when another group. See donate on Page 6a . Oppenheim/da/7y news Marietta biscuit company employee Roy Ochoa pours icing into an icing machine for a Batch of Oatmeal cookies thursday morning. Marietta biscuit began production dec. 19. Marietta begins production by Karl Anderson staff writer . Oppenheim/da/7y news with a bag of Sandwich cookies Handy Marietta biscuit company general manager Mike Hobson discusses the various types of products made under the Marietta Brand thursday. Marietta biscuit began production dec. 19. Marietta biscuit company inc., which officially began production of its cookies nov. 19. Is currently baking products at a High volume and will soon be producing More according to company officials. On Friday the company s iced Oatmeal cookies made their debut on the line being produced at a rate of i to dozen per minute. Marietta s Sandwich cookies Are produced at the rate of 2,000 per minute and its Vanilla Waters at 120 Cartons per minute. The dough is mixed dropped by machine into cookie shaped sizes baked on conveyors in a 300-foot oven packaged and boxed on the premises. A your oven produces Between 3,000 and 4,500 pounds of product per hour Quot said Mike Hobson Marietta s general manager. Located at 1301 la Velle Road the former location of unbaked biscuits the company now employs 57 people All local and will have a total of 60 by the end of the year. Quot we will be hiring Between too and 125 More in the next year a Hobson said. Currently running one shift Hobson said Marietta will be starting a second shift by mid december. A the new Mexico department of labor handled the processing of All our current said Roy Velez human resources manager Tor Marietta. A but people Are also Welcome to apply in person and we Are still Quot based on our orders it looks like the third Shin will be added As Early As mid january Quot Velez said. Quot that s Why it s Paramount that we get two More see Marietta on Page 6a . Oppenheim/da/7y news Ken Palmer uses a lift to Load a Power wheelchair into a minivan thursday. The wheelchair is being donated to palmers sister in Law Maryln stuff of great Falls Mont. Udall formally enters race for Senate seat fish and wildlife proposing changes to Wolf program by the associated press Albuquerque a the . Fish and wildlife service is proposing to change some of the rules for a program that began putting mexican Gray wolves Back into the wild in southwestern new Mexico and Southeastern Arizona nearly to years ago. Federal biologists began releasing wolves in 1998 to reestablish the species in part of its historic Range after it had been hunted to the Brink of extinction in the Early 1900s. Ranchers have consistently complained about wolves killing their livestock while conservationists have criticized the programs management a specifically a policy that requires wolves to be removed if they re linked to three livestock killings. The Federal Agency has begun taking comments in a series of Public meetings in new Mexico and Arizona about potential changes to the program. The first new Mexico hearing is slated thursday night at the Best Western in Grants from 5-9 . That w ill be followed by meetings 5-9 . Friday at the Indian Pueblo cultural Center in Albuquerque 11 a.m.-3 . Saturday at Macey Center on the new Mexico tech Campus in Socorro 5-9 . Monday at new Mexico state University Alamogordo see Wolf on Page 2a by Heather Clark asset i vied press writer Albuquerque a . Rep. Tom Udall says his decision to seek the democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici is not about ambition but about ending deadlock in the closely divided chamber. Quot i have not been aiming for this Job. But i am aiming for a better new Mexico and a better America a he said thursday As he announced his Campaign. After Domenici announced he would retire in 2009 because of an incurable brain disease Udall initially said he would stay in the House. But his staff said he reconsidered after a a groundswell Quot of encouragement from new mexicans. Quot i went places and people said run Tom run. Get out there and do there was truly a very sincere draft Tom Uda l movement that made a big Impact on me a a he said in an interview. Udall said americans made a Clear Choice in the 2006 election that they wanted a change. A a it a time to let the w ill of the american people be heard. It s time for a new said Udall who pledged to work to end the War in Iraq promote renewable Energy fully Lund schools and strengthen Homeland Security. He mentioned a Bill he coauthored on global warming to Cap Carbon emissions and his other environmental work. A conservation is the legacy of the Udall family a said the candidate who was joined thursday on the podium by his father former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall. Udall will face Albuquerque see Udall on Page 6a Nim Ilc i auge Ai in i u i Tau Ween acuity bows out of dispute Over state Oil and Gas pit Rule .r./-. A i i wit co Tail the us inv has i by Deborah Baker associated press writer Santa few the Southeastern City of Lovington where Oil and Gas production fuels the Economy but also has threatened drinking water has decided not to weigh in on tougher new state rules for Oil and Gas pits. City commissioners this week vetoed plans for an expert witness to testify Friday on the City s behalf at hearings before the Oil conservation division. Officials who derailed the City s participation said they did t want to endorse the proposed rules because they Are worried about the Impact on the Oil and Gas Industry. Industry groups Are fighting the proposals _ which restrict the use of pits for onsite waste disposal at drilling operations a saying they would be too costly and would result in less drilling. A the first thing i thought of was. What s that going to do for the local Economy if these pit rules go through a said commissioner Neil Granath who works for a company that services the Oil and Gas Industry. Clamping Down on pits was recommended by the state Energy Agency s Oil conservation division which has documented about 400 cases of ground water contamination from releases from pits. Advocates of tougher regulations including environmental groups and some ranchers say unlined or poorly lined pits threaten water Quality and the health of humans livestock and wildlife. Quot my concern is for ground water As All municipal administrators can relate to Quot said Lovington City manager Pat Wise who served on a task Force that made some recommendations to old and who wanted the expert to testify. Two of the City a 17 Domestic Wells Are currently shut Down because of contamination from Oil Wise said. The source has t been determined. In 1995, Lovington was the site of massive contamination of the City water Supply caused by a break in a pipeline carrying oilfield Wastewater. It took More than four million Gallons of fresh water to Bush the system and the Well had to he plugged and abandoned according to the old. There also have been occasional minor problems since then with Salty water leaching Down into the water table Wise said. The City manager said the Industry is an integral part of the Economy and he does no to see Rule on Page 6a

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