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January 16, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Doctors are optimistic about the two students wounded in this week's shooting at a Roswell middle school, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday. She traveled Wednesday night to the Lubbock, Texas, medical center where the children are being treated, her spokesman said. Martinez told reporters Thursday that the injured boy, Nathaniel Tavarez, 12, remained in critical condition. One of the pellets from the shotgun blast that hit the students nicked Nathaniel's heart, she said.
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January 16, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Doctors are optimistic about the two students wounded in this week's shooting at a Roswell middle school, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday. She traveled Wednesday night to the Lubbock, Texas, medical center where the children are being treated, her spokesman said. Martinez told reporters Thursday that the injured boy, Nathaniel Tavarez, 12, remained in critical condition. One of the pellets from the shotgun blast that hit the students nicked Nathaniel's heart, she said.
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December 7, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
New Mexico authorities have heard all the horror stories about unhealthy food additives, but they admit they've never seen anything as bizarre as this. A worker unwrapping a case of frozen meat at an Albertsons grocery store in the town of Roswell this week discovered a handgun and ammunition packed alongside a slab of ribs. "We've been baffled by this one," Roswell police spokeswoman Sabrina Morales told the Los Angeles Times. "We still are. " There are clues to the mystery: The semiautomatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super along with seven rounds of ammunition originated from a Swift packing plant in Greeley, Colo., and the date on the package is June 8, 2011.
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January 15, 2014 | By Michael Muskal and John M. Glionna
ROSWELL, N.M. - The 12-year-old boy who shot two classmates inside a middle school gym fired a shotgun three times, randomly striking the students, officials said Wednesday. Investigators have completed searches of the suspect's school locker, his home and a duffel bag he allegedly used to bring the shotgun into the building. They believe the boy planned Wednesday's attack at Berrendo Middle School, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said. The chief said he could not name the suspect because of his age. But after 60 primary interviews and the searches, police are still seeking a motive for the morning attack.  “I believe when the incident occurred the victims were random,” Kassetas said.
SCIENCE
July 8, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
The Roswell incident -- the flying saucer story that refuses to die -- is commemorated with a Google Doodle game today featuring a saucer and a bald alien with big, dark eyes. It's the 66th anniversary of the crash of a mysterious object in New Mexico that spurred claims of a massive cover-up. The government had its story from Day One: It was a weather balloon. There were no little green men. And it stuck with that version of events even as a local newspaper reported that a flying saucer was recovered and conspiracy theorists began their own reporting.
SPORTS
September 6, 1997
I read your Morning Briefing article about the guy who hit 72 home runs in a season playing in Roswell, N.M. At first glance, I thought that that sounded almost inhuman. Of course, considering where he was playing, that may well have been the case. KEN MCINTYRE Torrance
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June 28, 2013 | By John Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Federal officials on Friday approved a Roswell, N.M., company's application to convert its cattle slaughterhouse into a horse processing plant in a move that paves the way for the resumption of horse slaughter in the U.S. Officials also indicated that they would soon grant similar permits to facilities in Iowa and Missouri. Animal welfare groups on Friday immediately said they would sue to halt the move - the latest face-off in the debate over the treatment of animals that over the years have come to symbolize the American West.
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November 2, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
A federal judge gave the green light for horse slaughter to resume in the United States, perhaps as early as next week. In issuing her ruling late Friday, U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo, who is based in Albuquerque, dismissed a lawsuit by animal welfare groups that had sought to prevent such slaughtering. Front Range Equine Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups contend that federal officials didn't perform appropriate studies before granting permits to Valley Meat Co. in New Mexico and a company in Iowa.
NEWS
July 9, 1995 | Ray Loynd
Flying saucer stories may have fallen out of fashion, but Showtime's 1994 film is no mere sci-fi hardware yarn. It dramatically re-examines the social and human side of a controversial 1947 UFO sighting that occurred outside Roswell, N.M., the then-home of the 509th (Atomic) Bombardment Group that leveled Nagasaki and Hiroshima two years earlier. What ensued was the only time that the Air Force announced that it had recovered a flying saucer, making a frantic retractment two days later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1997
Why is it that aliens are intelligent and sophisticated enough to know about life on Earth, can travel across the universe to get here, but then can't land their spacecraft without crashing? WILLIAM KENNEDY Loma Linda
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January 15, 2014 | By John M. Glionna, This post has been updated with the latest developments.
ROSWELL, N.M. - A 12-year-old boy who allegedly opened fire with a shotgun Tuesday inside his crowded middle school gymnasium here was being examined at an Albuquerque psychiatric facility Wednesday as his two victims remained hospitalized in Lubbock, Texas, officials said. Nathaniel Tavarez, 11 remained in critical condition Wednesday morning at University Medical Center after undergoing two surgeries on Tuesday. Kendal Sanders, 12, was in satisfactory condition, Eric Finley, spokesman for the University Medical Center, told the Los Angeles Times.
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January 15, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
ROSWELL, N.M. - He had apparently left little to chance. Just 12 years old, he had his weapon: a .20-gauge shotgun with the wooden handle shaved down to fit inside a duffel bag. A bright but sometimes distant boy who played snare drum in the school band, he had a plan in the works, interviews with his classmates at Berrendo Middle School here suggest. In the days before the shooting inside a packed school gymnasium that gravely wounded Nathaniel Tavarez, 12, and injured Kendal Sanders, 13, he had warned friends not to come to the gym that morning.
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January 14, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
ROSWELL, N.M. - Within an hour after a 12-year-old boy opened fire with a shotgun inside his middle school gymnasium here Tuesday, gravely wounding two students, hundreds of parents waited at a nearby mall to collect their stunned children, some of whom had witnessed the attack. Outside an entrance to the Roswell Mall, between the La Salsa restaurant and the Hobby Lobby, a crowd with anguished faces parted to allow the town's teary sons and daughters to pass. The Berrendo Middle School students walked gingerly past a clutch of sympathizers.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
A federal judge gave the green light for horse slaughter to resume in the United States, perhaps as early as next week. In issuing her ruling late Friday, U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo, who is based in Albuquerque, dismissed a lawsuit by animal welfare groups that had sought to prevent such slaughtering. Front Range Equine Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups contend that federal officials didn't perform appropriate studies before granting permits to Valley Meat Co. in New Mexico and a company in Iowa.
SCIENCE
July 8, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
The Roswell incident -- the flying saucer story that refuses to die -- is commemorated with a Google Doodle game today featuring a saucer and a bald alien with big, dark eyes. It's the 66th anniversary of the crash of a mysterious object in New Mexico that spurred claims of a massive cover-up. The government had its story from Day One: It was a weather balloon. There were no little green men. And it stuck with that version of events even as a local newspaper reported that a flying saucer was recovered and conspiracy theorists began their own reporting.
NATIONAL
June 28, 2013 | By John Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Federal officials on Friday approved a Roswell, N.M., company's application to convert its cattle slaughterhouse into a horse processing plant in a move that paves the way for the resumption of horse slaughter in the U.S. Officials also indicated that they would soon grant similar permits to facilities in Iowa and Missouri. Animal welfare groups on Friday immediately said they would sue to halt the move - the latest face-off in the debate over the treatment of animals that over the years have come to symbolize the American West.
NEWS
April 18, 1989 | JOAN LIBMAN
Dr. Jay Goldstein of Anaheim Hills has spent the last five years researching and treating patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating disease characterized by incapacitating exhaustion and a range of other perplexing symptoms. Explaining his theory of an unknown retrovirus invading the immune system, inducing cells to produce a chemical transmitter affecting the entire body, Goldstein pauses. "You know," the family practitioner says, "some very respected physicians will tell you I am crazy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Roswell Brayton Jr., the president and chief executive of Woolrich Inc. who guided the clothing company into new retail avenues including outdoor products and home furnishings, collapsed and died Monday at the company's headquarters in Woolrich, Pa. He was 55.
NATIONAL
December 7, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
New Mexico authorities have heard all the horror stories about unhealthy food additives, but they admit they've never seen anything as bizarre as this. A worker unwrapping a case of frozen meat at an Albertsons grocery store in the town of Roswell this week discovered a handgun and ammunition packed alongside a slab of ribs. "We've been baffled by this one," Roswell police spokeswoman Sabrina Morales told the Los Angeles Times. "We still are. " There are clues to the mystery: The semiautomatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super along with seven rounds of ammunition originated from a Swift packing plant in Greeley, Colo., and the date on the package is June 8, 2011.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
If you believe the government, 65 years ago today a UFO totally didn't crash at Roswell, N.M., and spawn a massive cover-up, because aliens totally aren't real. Maybe not. But a tantalizing controversy dates from way back then. On July 8, 1947,  the Dallas field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a teletype message saying that the Air Force had recovered “an object purporting to be a flying disc ... near Roswell, N.M. The disc is hexagonal in shape and was suspended from a ballon [sic]
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