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APIA, Samoa (AP) — The weekend came sooner than usual for the tiny South Pacific island nation of Samoa. When the clock struck midnight Thursday, the country skipped over Friday and moved 24 hours ahead — straight into Saturday, Dec. 31. - PAGE A2

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PARIS (AP) — Fireworks glittered and boomed Sunday as revelers in Australia and Asia welcomed 2012 and others around the world looked forward to bidding adieu to a year marred by hurricanes, tsunamis and economic turmoil. In Sydney, more than 1.5 million people watched the shimmering pyrotechnic display designed around the theme “Time to Dream” — a nod to the eagerness many felt in moving forward after the rough year. Big crowds gathered under twinkling holiday lights on Paris’ wide Champs Elysees boulevard to pop Champagne corks at midnight and New York’s T imes Square was awash in optimistic sentiments as it prepared to welcome hordes of New Year ’s Eve partiers.

The mood was a bit less bright in Europe, where leaders set the tone for a continent hammered by an unprecedented economic crisis that has put the euro’s existence in question, turning in New Year’s messages that 2012 will bring more financial hardship — but also opportunities. Hanna Magauer, a 26year-old German who was visiting London for New Year’s, tried to put a hopeful spin on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s warning that 2012 would be more difficult than 2011. “When you see all of Europe, everything seems to be falling apart and it’s a bit scary,” she said. “But, at the moment we are very positive we will survive it.” World leaders evoked 2011’s events in their New

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Roswell’s Adopt-a-Soldier program recruited the help of several community members as well as local businesses to make a reception for the family of Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Martinez, 29, who passed away Dec. 24, in Warner Robins, Ga. The reception took place at First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon. From left: family members Merlinda Valdez, Aaron Dominguez, Jonah Kennon, and Breanna Dominguez have a moment of prayer and silence before their meal. Many relatives and friends wore light blue to symbolize the Air Force.

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HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress’ eventual willingness to come together and prevent year -end tax increases makes him hopeful of more economic progress to come in 2012. “It was good to see members of Congress do the right thing for millions of working Americans,” said Obama, using his weekly radio and Internet address to deliver a New Year’s message. In Saturday’s address, the president said a key reason lawmakers eventually forged an agreement to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut for two more months was the input from

Hope reigns as Americans prep to ring in 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square was awash in hopeful sentiments as it began to welcome hordes of New Year’s Eve revelers looking to cast off a rough year and cheer their way to something better in 2012. For all of the holiday’s bittersweet potential, New York City always treats it like a big party — albeit one that, for a decade now, has taken place under the watchful eye of a massive security force. Pessimism has no place on Broadway. Not on New Year’s Eve, anyway. The masses of tourists streaming through the square for a glimpse of the crystal-

paneled ball that drops at midnight were there to kiss, pose for silly snapshots and gawk at the stages being prepared for performers like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Some revelers, wearing party hats and “2012” glasses, began camping out Saturday morning, even as workers readied bags stuffed with hundreds of balloons and technicians put colored filters on klieg lights. “Everybody’s suffering. That’s why it’s so beautiful to be here celebrating something with everybody,” said Lisa Nicol, 47, of Melbour ne, Australia, after

securing a prime spot next to the main stage. Houston tourist Megan Martin, 22, staked out her space with her boyfriend at 10:30 a.m. She said the party ahead would be worth sitting on cold asphalt all day in a spectator pen ringed by metal barricades. “I told him the pain only lasts tonight, but the memories last forever,” she said. Many Americans will usher in the new year hoping to forget 2011 is a year they would rather forget. But as the country prepared for the celebration, glum wasn’t on the agenda for many, even those who

had a sour year. “We’re hoping the next year will be better,” said Becky Martin, a former elementary school teacher who drove from Rockford, Ill., with her family to attend the Times Square celebration after spending a fruitless year trying to find a job. “We’re starting off optimistic and hoping it lasts.” Reminders of a trying 2011 around the globe could be seen in the multinational faces of visitors to the so-called “Crossroads of the World” this week. Asked how his 2011 went, a Japanese tourist who gave his name as Nari

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI marked the end of 2011 with prayers of thanks and said humanity awaits the new year with apprehension but also with hope for a better future. “Another year approaches its end, while we await a new one, with the trepidation, desires and expectations of always,” Benedict said at the traditional New Year’s Eve vespers service, as he delivered his homily from the central altar of St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday evening. “With the spirit filled with gratitude, we prepare to cross the threshold of 2012, remembering that the Lord watches over us and takes care of us,” Benedict said. “In him this evening we want to entrust the entire world. We put into his hands the

tragedies of this world of ours and we also offer him the hopes for a better future.” Benedict, wearing gold-colored robes, arrived for the solemn ceremony standing aboard a raised, wheeled platform that ushers guided up the basilica’s long center aisle. The 84-year -old pontiff started using the device earlier in the year to reduce fatigue. Benedict nimbly navigated the platform’s two steps and knelt, apparently without difficulty, at the foot of the altar area as a choir of men and boys sang hymns. Immediately after the 90-minute prayer service, the pontiff shed his liturgical vestments, donned a fulllength white topcoat and rode aboard See POPE, Page A3

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A post office official shows memorial postage stamps featuring the phrase “into the future,” marking the date line switch in Apia, Samoa, Wednesday.

APIA, Samoa (AP) — The weekend came sooner than usual for the tiny South Pacific island nation of Samoa. When the clock struck midnight Thursday, the country skipped over Friday and moved 24 hours ahead — straight into Saturday, Dec. 31. Samoans gathered around a main clock tower in the capital of Apia for the historic moment, applauding in celebration as the midnight hour struck to the wail

of sirens and burst of fireworks. Drivers circled the clock tower blaring their horns, and prayer services were held across the country. Samoa aimed to align its time zone with key trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region by shifting west of the international date line. The time jump means that Samoa’s 186,000 citizens, and the 1,500 in the three-atoll United Nations dependency of Toke-

lau, which also shifted, will now be the first in the world to ring in the new year, rather than the last. The date line dance came 119 years after U.S. traders persuaded local Samoans to align their islands’ time with nearby U.S.controlled American Samoa and the U.S. to assist their trading with California. But the time zone put Samoa and Tokelau nearly a full day behind neighboring Australia and New Zealand, which are increasingly important trading partners. In June, the Samoan government passed a law to move Samoa west of the international date line, which separates one calendar day from the next and runs roughly north-to-south through the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Under a gover nment decree, all those scheduled to work on the nonexistent Friday will be given full pay for the missed day of labor. In addition to the economic advantages, the time jump is also expected to make the everyday rituals of family life a little more pleasant. Like many small Pacific island states, more of

Samoa’s people live permanently in other countries. About 180,000 Samoans live in New Zealand and 15,000 in Australia. The date line switch means that families split between the island nation and Australia or New Zealand can now celebrate important events such as birthdays at the same time. “We’ve got to remember that over 90 percent of our people emigrate to New Zealand and Australia. That’s why it is absolutely vital to make this change,” Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sailele Malielegaoi told The Associated Press just hours before the country catapulted into the future. Officials have begun work on changing maps, charts and atlases to reflect Samoa’s new date line position. A postage stamp, featuring the phrase “into the future,” has also been created to mark the switch. Although generally embraced by most Samoans, the date change wasn’t expected to happen without a few little glitches. Digicel, the most popular mobile phone service provider in Samoa, said the company would

have to update its systems immediately after the time jump, leaving phone service dead for about 15 minutes. “The interruption will only take a few minutes so we can adjust our system,” CEO Pepe Fiaailetoa Fruean said. “So I would like to inform all of our customers to have alternative communication means available in case of an emergency.” Being a day behind the rest of the Asia-Pacific region has meant that when it’s dawn Sunday in Samoa, it’s already dawn Monday in adjacent Tonga and nearly dawn Monday in nearby New Zealand and Australia, as well as prominent east Asian trade partners such as China. The original shift to the east side of the line was made in 1892, when Samoa celebrated July 4 twice, giving a nod to Independence Day in the U.S. The date line drawn by mapmakers is not mandated by any international body. By tradition, it runs roughly through the 180degree line of longitude, but it zigzags to accommodate the choices of Pacific nations on how to align their calendars.

2011 marred by test cheating scandals across country ATLANTA (AP) — It was the year of the test cheating scandal. From Atlanta to Philadelphia and Washington to Los Angeles, officials have accused hundreds of educators of changing answers on tests or giving answers to students. Just last week, state investigators revealed that dozens of educators in 11 schools in Georgia’s Dougherty County either cheated or failed to prevent cheating on 2009 standardized tests. In July, those same investigators accused nearly 180 educators in almost half of Atlanta’s 100 schools of cheating dating back to 2001 — which experts have called the largest cheating scandal in U.S. history. And at least 20 students have been charged on Long Island with cheating on SAT and ACT college-entrance exams by paying someone to take the test for them.

“It’s a year in which cheating became a national scandal, a scandal of national proportions,” said Bob Schaef fer, a spokesman for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, which advocates against high-stakes testing. “The Atlanta case forced policymakers and journalists in other jurisdictions to look to see if there’s anything similar going on in their backyards.” Experts say some educators have bowed to the mounting pressure under the federal No Child Left Behind law as schools’ benchmarks increase each year toward the ultimate goal of having all children reading and doing math at their grade level by 2014. Teachers in Atlanta reported that administrators created a culture of “fear, intimidation and retaliation” where testing goals had to be met no matter what, according to investi-

gators. “This problem existed before No Child Left Behind, but NCLB has exacerbated the problem, clearly,” said Walter Haney, a retired Boston College education professor and expert on cheating. “I think testing is really important, but the problem has been the misuse of test results without looking behind the test scores to see who and who is not tested.” Federal of ficials have been saying for more than a year that the law, which is four years overdue for a rewrite, doesn’t accurately depict what’s happening in schools. While federal lawmakers agree the law needs to be fixed, an overhaul has become mired in the partisan atmosphere in Congress. At President Obama’s invitation, states have begun filing waivers to get relief from the law. Under the 11 waivers already

filed, states are asking to use a variety of factors to deter mine whether they pass muster and to choose how schools will be punished if they don’t improve. Among the factors that could be used are collegeentrance exam scores or the per for mance of students on Advanced Placement tests. At least 39 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, have said they will file waivers, though it is unclear how many will get approved. In Pennsylvania, an investigation continues into irregularities found in 2009 state standardized tests in reading and math. The probe began last summer after a routine forensics report flagged “highly improbable” results in 90 schools across the state. The state education secretary ordered the 50 districts representing the named schools to conduct

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internal investigations and submit reports to him by Aug. 15. But nearly four months later, the reports are still being analyzed and have not been made public. Twenty-eight of the flagged schools were in Philadelphia, the state’s largest district. District spokesman Fernando Gallard said the system is talking with the state Department of Education over how to move forward with the cheating investigation. In Washington, D.C., federal and city officials are investigating possible cheating in more than 100 schools from 2008 to 2010. The unusually high rate of erasures in those schools came to light after a USA Today investigation into improbable test gains in more than 300 schools in six states and D.C. City officials tossed out test results for three classrooms in May because of proven cases of cheating.

A Waterbury, Conn., principal resigned earlier this month over an alleged cheating scheme on the Connecticut Mastery Test. A dozen teachers who were also caught up in the scandal lost 20 days of pay and have to perform 25 hours of free tutoring. In Los Angeles, teachers at three schools have resigned after being accused of coaching students or changing answers on tests. The test scores at two of those schools have been thrown out. Schaeffer, who follows cheating scandals closely for years, said he’s seen as many cheating stories this year as in the last halfdozen years combined. He said there have been confirmed cases of cheating in 30 states and D.C. in the past three years.

Feds: Record gun sales expected in New Mexico in 2011 ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — FBI data suggest that gun sales in New Mexico and nationally will hit record levels in 2011, but officials don’t know why more people are interested in packing heat. The Albuquerque Journal reports the number of FBI National Instant Criminal Background in New

Mexico totaled 10,011 in November, up 14 percent from about 8,800 in November 2010. That number falls short of the state’s 12,078 background checks performed in November 2008. State data for December were not available. Sales of handguns and shotguns continue to be

Authorities discover explosives lab ESTANCIA (AP) — An explosives lab has been uncovered in Torrance County southeast of Albuquerque. The lab was found inside a residence. Sheriff Heath White tells KRQE-TV part of State Road 41 likely will be closed for the rest of Saturday while explosives

experts dismantle the lab. About four miles of the highway are closed from two miles south of Estancia south to State Road 542. The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a New Mexico National Guard team are on the scene.

Authorities confirmed a landlord discovered the lab Friday night when he went to check on the house, which had been rented by a man who died two months ago. Details of the lab and the explosives being made have not yet been released.

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wished well being and prosperity to all Russians “regardless of their political persuasion” after large-scale protests against him. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who polls suggest will be defeated by his Socialist challenger in spring elections, warned Europe’s crisis is not finished and “that 2012 will be the year full of risks, but also of possibilities.” That ambivalence echoed at the Vatican, where a gold-robed Pope Benedict XVI marked the end of 2011 with prayers of thanks and said humanity awaits the new year with apprehension but also with hope for a better future. In New York, the crowd cheered as workers lit the crystal-paneled ball that drops at midnight Saturday and put it through a test run, 400 feet above the street. The sphere, now decorated with 3,000 Waterford crystal triangles, has been dropping to mark the new year since 1907, long before television made it a U.S. tradition. Authorities in Berlin expected a million revelers to gather around the city’s landmark Brandenburg Gate for a massive party complete with live perform-

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the public. Through phone calls, email and Twitter, Obama said, the American people “had the courage to believe your voices could make a difference.” The president said he expects Congress to finish the job when lawmakers return to Washington in January and extend the payroll tax cuts through the end of the year. Reflecting on 2011, Obama said it was a time of great challenge and great progress for the U.S., including the end of the war in Iraq, the death of Osama bin Laden and signs of an economic recovery. “There’s no doubt that 2012 will bring even more change,” Obama said. “And as we head into the new year, I’m hopeful that we have what it takes to face that change and come out even stronger — to grow our economy, create more jobs and strengthen the middle class.” On the eve of an election year, Obama said

ances from the Scorpions and other bands, as well as a 10-minute long firework display. In Greece, where the government has imposed especially harsh austerity measures, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos could promise no reprieve. “A very difficult year is coming: we must continue our ef fort decisively. So that our sacrifices will not have been in vain,” he said. In light of the warning, Nicholas Adamopoulos, who works as a manager at a pharmaceuticals company, couldn’t muster a sunny outlook for the new year. “You want optimistic people, you go to Brazil,” he said. Thousands of people marched through Edinburgh, some carrying torches or wearing period costumes, on Friday night in preparation for the world-famous Hogmanay street party, where around 80,000 partygoers are welcoming 2012 at the stroke of midnight, before erupting into a mass rendition of Auld Lang Syne. In London, some 250,000 people are expected to gather to listen to Big Ben strike twelve at midnight during London’s scaledback New Year’s celebrations. Fireworks are set off from the London Eye, the giant wheel on the south the months ahead will help deter mine “what kind of country we want to be and what kind of world we want our children and grandchildren to grow up in.” Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, delivering the GOP address, outlined his party’s commitments to the American people for 2012. Isakson said the party’s No. 1 goal is to make it easier for small businesses to create jobs. “We’ll accomplish this by focusing on three things: fundamental tax refor m, regulatory reform and energy security,” he said. Isakson said that while some people may think Congress will be too consumed with the 2012 elections to accomplish anything significant, the public deserves better. “Americans cannot wait until after the November election,” he said. “They need us to do our job and do it right now to create an economic climate that makes it easier to put people back to work.”

bank of the river. Revelers in Spain will greet 2012 by eating 12 grapes in time with Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol clock, a national tradition observed by millions who stop parties to follow the chimes on television. Tens of thousands of young people in the Spanish capital were expected to gather at six indoor “macro-parties” the city council had authorized in big venues such as the city’s main sports hall. Milena Quiroga was to be among the many there happy to move on. “I am glad to see 2011 go because it was a tough year; my restaurant laid off almost half of the staff,” said the 25-year-old waitress. The mood was festive in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, where, for once, revelers were the first in the world to welcome the new year, rather than the last. Samoa and neighboring Tokelau hopped across the international date line at midnight on Thursday, skipping Friday and moving instantly to Saturday. The time-jump revelry that began at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 31 spilled into the night. Samoa and Tokelau lie near the date line that zigzags vertically through the Pacific Ocean, and both

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he visited the square Friday, so he whipped open his phone and displayed pictures he had taken of damage wrought by the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the island nation and his home city of Sendai. “Not a good year,” he said. Then he smiled and added that things are now much better. The annual dropping of the New Year’s Eve ball, from a flagpole 400 above the street, is taking place this year under relatively warm weather, with the temperature at midnight expected to be in the low 40s. The sphere, now decorated with 3,000 Waterford crystal triangles, has been dropping to mark the new year since 1907, long before television made it a national tradition. Security checkpoints at the city’s bridges and tunnels were beefed up in anticipation of the celebration. The New York Police Department’s plans for protecting the city from any terrorist attack included sending 1,500 rookie officers to Times Square, where hundreds of thousands of revelers pack into closely watched pens, ringed by barricades, stretched over 17 blocks. Officers will blend

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Visitors are showered by confetti as they celebrate a light show at the Temple of Heaven during the New Year Countdown Ceremony in Beijing, Sunday. sets of islands decided to realign themselves this year from the Americas side of the line to the Asia side, to be more in tune with key trading partners. For Japan, 2011 was the year the nation was struck by a giant tsunami and earthquake that left an entire coastline destroyed, nearly 20,000 people dead or missing and the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in meltdown. “For me, the biggest thing that defined this year was the disaster in March,” said Miku Sano, 28, a nursing student in

Fukushima city. “Honestly, I didn’t know what to say to these people, who had to fight sickness while living in fear about ever being able to go back home. The radiation levels in the city of Fukushima, where I live, are definitely not low, and we don’t know how that is going to affect our health in the future.” Raymond Lo, a master of feng shui — the Chinese art of arranging objects and choosing dates to improve luck — offered hope that things might get better. He said he wasn’t surprised that 2011 was such a tumultuous year because it

into the crowd wearing street clothes. Others, some heavily armed, others wearing radiation detectors, will watch from rooftops and helicopters. Cautious hope was the watchword elsewhere, too. In New Orleans, crowds in the French Quarter were starting to build Friday, with New Year’s visitors rubbing elbows with college football fans flocking here for Tuesday’s Sugar Bowl matchup between Michigan and Virginia Tech. “People are tired of being stressed and poor,” said David Kittrell, a glass gallery owner from Dallas visiting the Crescent City for its New Year’s celebrations with his wife, Barbara. The couple has endured a rough few years, as the recession cut into their sales. But they said business had been getting better. Atlanta was expecting to welcome thousands to its downtown, where a giant peach is dropped every New Year’s Eve at midnight. Fans decked out in the orange and navy blue of both the Auburn Tigers and the Virginia Cavaliers lined the streets Saturday afternoon for the Chickfil-A Bowl parade, cheering on marching bands, floats and a pack of Star Wars stormtroopers. Debbie Hart, 50, of Perry, Ga., was in town with her family for the

bowl game. She called herself the “perpetual optimist” who believes each year will be better than the one before. “I married a far mer. ‘Wait until next year. Next year will be better.’ That’s what I’ve been hearing for 30 years,” said Hart, an Aubur n fan wearing a bright orange jacket and tiger-print scarf. “I have faith.” Cities prepared for celebrations both traditional and unusual. Miami has its own fruit, The Big Orange, a neon citrus with a new animated face that will rise up the side of a downtown hotel as fireworks go off nearby. The town of Eastport, Maine, will lower an 8-foot-long wooden sardine from a downtown building at midnight, in celebration of its sardine canning and fishing history. At the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe, patrons will be able to walk an orange carpet, strike a pose and have their photo taken on their way into a party there. And Las Vegas prepared to host hundreds of thousands of partiers on the Strip to welcome the year with rooftop fireworks, expensive celebrity-studded parties at nightclubs and an urge to bid adieu to 2011. Several people preparing to celebrate the holi-

where he knelt in silent prayer. A towering Christmas tree, donated by Ukraine and twinkling with lights, sparkled in the center of the square. Benedict then strode over to a contingent of the Swiss Guard band, which played “Silent Night” and other Christmas songs, and chat-

ted in German with one of the guards in traditional colorful costume. Benedict will return to the basilica this morning to preside over New Year’s Day Mass, an occasion the Vatican marks as world peace day.

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was associated with the natural elements of metal and wood. The year’s natural disasters were foreshadowed, Lo said, because wood — which represents trees and nature — was attacked by metal. Twenty-twelve could be better because it’s associated with ocean water, which represents energy and drive and the washing away of old habits, Lo said. “Big water also means charity, generosity,” Lo said. “Therefore that means sharing. That means maybe the big tycoons will share some of their wealth.” day told the AP that they would usher in the New Year hoping the U.S. Congress would become a more cooperative place. Some talked about their hopes for the presidential election. Others said they hoped to hold on to their job, or find a new one to replace one they’d lost. An Associated PressGfK poll conducted Dec. 8-12 found that 62 percent of Americans are optimistic that the nation’s fortunes would improve in 2012, and 78 percent hopeful that their own family would have a better year. Most wrote off 2011 as a dud. Shahid Ahmad, 53, a sporting goods vendor who has set up in downtown Atlanta during big events for the past 13 years, said his last two New Year’s Eves have been slow in sales compared with years prior. He said he’s hopeful that the job market will improve in 2012. “If you worked in corporate America and you lost that job, I promise you that level of expertise could be used in whatever community you’re from,” said Ahmad, unfolding Braves, Falcons and Hawks T-shirts and hats. “You may not have the six-figure-plus salary, but you will be able to sustain.”

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SANTA FE — Happy New Year. Let’s see how the crystal ball looks this year. Hmm ... it looks clearer. Maybe that is because we’ve had a year to get acquainted with the new state administration. Oh, I see Gov. Susana Martinez pushing her driver’s license bill up another steep hill. Maybe she should wait until next year and hope she has a Republican Legislature. I don’t see any bill to eliminate the $25 million film rebate cap now that the governor is a supporter of the film industry. Maybe that one is waiting until next year too. I see the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. We started knowing that last year when items from Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Billy the Kid started selling at many

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times their expected value. I see Iranian scientists scratching their heads trying to figure out how to reverse engineer the drone airplane they captured. I see the Aggies beating the Lobos at football once again. That makes how many times in a row? I see the protest movement morphing several more times to include any cause a group is willing to finance. I see no more $10,000 bets made on live television — but

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much joking about it. I see Mitt Romney winning the Republican nomination for president. I don’t see New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez as Romney’s running mate. But nice comments are made about her. The ball has a cloudy spot but that looks like Happy Heather Wilson capturing the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. Somewhere in New Mexico, school will start next year in July — and it won’t make kids any smarter. Cursive writing will be taught next year as a sophomore elective, so will multiplication tables. Albuquerque Mayor R.J. Berry will keep Republicans on pins and needles over whether he will seek reelection. State Economic Development

Department Director Jon Barela already has the GOP on pins and needles over whether he will enter the 1st Congressional District primary. He nearly won it his previous try but now he has a job he likes and a regular paycheck he probably needs. The crystal ball is way too cloudy toward November to see general election results. Will it be another Republican landslide, as in 2010? Will it be a landslide for Democrats, as in 2008? Too much has to happen at the national level between now and then that will af fect New Mexico races. The towns of Anthony, N.M., and Anthony, Texas, no longer will be the Leap Year Capital of the World. For 20 years, they have held that distinction with leap-year babies coming from around the country and even

for eign countries. But har d times have ended the celebration unless Santa has a leftover gift for them. Gary Johnson will win the national Libertarian primary in May only to learn that his is not the only third party vying for the presidency. And finally, the world will not end on Dec. 21, 2012. The Mayans insist their calendar has ended before and they know how to make a new one. Other gr oups also believe the 12/21/12 date has something magical to it. But go ahead and make plans for Dec. 31. Don’t give away all your stuff unless you want to send it to me — or to the Anthonys. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 984-0982; or by e-mail at insidethecapitol@hotmail.com)

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At least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly very well. “Between 1984 and 2009, the median net worth of a member of the House more than doubled, according to the analysis of financial disclosures, from $280,000 to $725,000 in inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars, excluding home equity,” The Washington Post reported Monday. By contrast, the typical American saw his “comparable median figure sliding from $20,600 to $20,500.” The data came from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics at the University of Michigan. That means the average representative’s net worth is 35 times that of the average American’s. This helps explain why Congress is so out of touch with the ordinary Americans they claim to represent and who in too many cases are suffering unemployment, foreclosures, even evictions. And it looks like the Occupy Wall Street movement needs to march about 228 miles south, from Manhattan to Capitol Hill. America was founded by “citizen legislators” who took off a few weeks a year from their businesses or farms to ride on horseback or carriage to Congress, where their business was to preserve their country’s liberty. The new report comes six weeks after a “60 Minutes” report detailing how members of Congress are effectively exempt from most insider -trading prohibitions for trading stocks, and have profited handsomely. “If they were in the private sector, they would be doing 20 to 30 years” in prison, Nicholas Bavaro told us; he’s president of Bavaro Benefit Advisors in Modesto, Calif. “This shows how the whole system is dysfunctional. They should have a Citizens Compensation Commission, like we have in California.” Bavaro previously served on the commission, which sets state legislators’ pay and benefits. Although Bavaro no longer is on the commission, it commendably adjusted legislators’ pay to reflect the suffering in the private sector. In 2009, it cut legislators’ pay 18 percent, to $95,291 a year (plus $142 per diem). And earlier in 2011, it canceled their taxpayerfunded cars. By contrast, Bavaro pointed out, the pay of members of Congress increases automatically, based on increases in the cost of living, thanks to a 1989 law. However, since 2009, Congress has canceled its pay increases, freezing salary at $174,000. But according to a 2008 report by the Congressional Research Service, as recently as 1979, congressmen were making $60,663 a year, in inflationadjusted 2008 dollars. And they were making $89,500 in 1987, before the automatic pay increases began. Bavaro is right. A citizens’ panel should set the pay of members of Congress. Congress itself would have to vote it into existence. But its job would be to return congressional compensation to something more in line with that of the ordinary Americans whose taxes fund congressional paychecks. Guest Editorial The Orange County Register DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently developed a wart on my hand. What can I do to get rid of it? DEAR READER: Warts are caused by a virus. When the virus infects skin cells, they grow faster than normal. It’s not clear why, but some people are more prone to warts than others. Skin warts aren’t highly contagious. But the virus that causes warts can spread from person to person by direct contact, and warts on one part of the body can spread to other areas. That’s why it’s important to wash your hands after touching a wart — yours or someone else’s, like your kids’ warts. Warts are generally harm-

Great expectations for new year There is something magical about the first day of January. No other day allows us to teeter quite so distinctly between the past and the future, between the previous year and the year yet to come. It’s a day when we give thanks for the many blessings received, and anticipate the blessings ahead. On this, the first day of January, I want to share a personal perspective of just a few of the blessings that Roswell experienced in 2011, followed by a few of the hopeful expectations for 2012. When a city like Roswell has

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a great year, it’s only natural to want to brag about all of that greatness. However, since space is limited, allow me to narrow the field. Jan. 1 — Larry Fry took over the responsibility as our city manager, and in my estimation, a significant piece of

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less and often disappear on their own over time. It’s not clear why some warts go away and other warts don’t. One theory about those that go away is that the immune system responds to the viral infection that causes the warts. Another is that the virus just “poops out” and stops causing cells to grow faster than normal.

Some doctors think stress may bring out warts. The theory is that the virus that causes warts lives inside a person’s skin cells quietly, not making trouble. When a person is under stress, the immune system does not do as good a job of keeping the virus in check. As a result, the wart starts to develop. I have had patients with recurrent warts who swear that warts are more likely to appear when they are under stress. I think it’s a plausible, but unproven, theory. If you’re not too bothered by their appearance, it’s fine to just keep an eye on warts. They may just go away. On the other hand, promptly treating a wart should reduce the

our community’s future was established. Larry is a dedicated individual, a man of honor and character, a man who knows that consistency and fair ness are essential when managing a city. Nobody plays a greater role in the success or failure of a community than its city manager, and believe me when I say that Roswell is fortunate to have such an outstanding person. From the first day, there was no question that great things would happen under his leadership. Sept. 11 — for the better part of a week, the parade

chances of it spreading to another part of your body. Getting rid of warts can be a challenge, but there are several treatment options you can try: — Salicylic acid. This is the main ingredient in aspirin, and it should usually be your first choice. Salicylic acid costs little and has minimal side effects. It comes in various over-the-counter preparations, including liquids, gels and patches. To treat a wart, soak it for 10 to 15 minutes. File away the dead warty skin with an emery board or pumice stone and apply the salicylic acid. Do this once or twice a day for See DR. K, Page A5

grounds at New Mexico Military Institute were transformed into an indescribable display of patriotism as 1,500 American flags graced the Field of Honor. Never before have we been so touched by the love and sacrifice of those who gave their all; never before has such honor and dignity been bestowed by the young men and women who compose the corps of cadets; never before have we shared such a moment of appreciation. Thank you to Karen Bloodhart for such a powerful

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Jan. 1, 1987 • T rinity University senior Denise Anne Croix of Roswell presented a paper recently at the Texas Immunology Conference at Lake Texoma. Croix, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Croix of Roswell, is a biology major. She is a 1983 graduate of Goddard High School. The conference was sponsored by the Texas Immunology Society and attended by some 130 professors and students from Oklahoma and Texas. Most of the papers presented at the conference were by graduate or post doctoral students. Cr oix’s paper, “Immunity and Acquir ed T olerance in a Marsupial (Monodelphus Domesticus),” was coauthored by Todd Scott Redding, also a senior at Trinity.


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Today is Sunday, Jan. 1, the first day of Leap Year 2012. There are 365 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight On Jan. 1, 1912, the Republic of China was established under its first president, Sun Yat-sen. On this date In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states were free. In 1890, the first Tournament of Roses was held in Pasadena, Calif. In 1892, the Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York formally opened. In 1913, the U.S. Parcel Post system went into operation. In 1942, 26 countries, including the United States, signed the Declaration of the United Nations, pledging “not to make a separate armistice or peace” with members of the Axis. The Rose Bowl was played in Durham, N.C., because of security concerns in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack; Oregon State defeated Duke, 2016. In 1953, country singer Hank Williams Sr., 29, was discovered dead in the back seat of his car during a stop in Oak Hill, W.Va., while he was being driven to a concert date in Canton, Ohio. In 1959, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries overthrew Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled to the Dominican Republic. In 1962, the first two U.S. Navy SEAL (Sea, Air and Land) teams were created. Western Samoa became independent of New Zealand. The Beatles (with Pete Best) auditioned in London for Decca Records, which opted to sign Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead. In 1972, Kurt Waldheim became secretary-general of the United Nations.

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12 weeks. — Freezing (cryotherapy). A clinician swabs or sprays liquid nitrogen onto the wart and a small surrounding area. The extreme cold burns the skin, causing pain, redness and usually a blister. Getting rid of the wart this way usually takes three or four treatments, one every two to three weeks. — Duct tape. Believe it or not, silver (not clear) duct tape may work, although studies have

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In 1984, the breakup of AT&T took place as the telecommunications giant was divested of its 22 Bell System companies under terms of an antitrust agreement. In 1992, Boutros Boutros-Ghali succeeded Javier Perez de Cuellar (hah-vee-EHR’ PEHR’-ehs day KWAY’yahr) as secretary-general of the United Nations. President George H.W. Bush became the first American leader to address the Australian Parliament. In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect. Ten years ago: The euro became legal tender in 12 European nations. Michael Bloomberg succeeded Rudolph Giuliani as New York City’s mayor. Eduardo Duhalde (doo-AHL’-day) was named Argentina’s fifth president in two weeks. No. 2 Oregon defeated No. 3 Colorado 38-16 in the Fiesta Bowl. Five years ago: President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush joined thousands of other mourners in paying respects to former President Gerald R. Ford. An Indonesian Boeing 737 jetliner crashed, killing all 102 people on board. Ban Ki-moon became the 8th U.N. secretary-general. Grand Ole Opry star Del Reeves died at age 74. Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, 24, was slain in a drive-by shooting (gang member Willie Clark was later convicted of killing Williams and was

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gift. Dec. 8 — the Roswell City Council approved a comprehensive master plan for the heart of our community, our downtown corridor. After months of public input, conceptual designs, and presentations to the governing body, a plan of attack was created for the beautification and growth of the district that first produced business and commerce. The promise is that the city will pursue these improvements with a passion, providing an exceptional first impression for those who want to see for themselves the allure of the city of Roswell. Therein lie my heartfelt selections for 2011: a person, an event and a promise. So, what’s in store for 2012? Other than a continued effort for a healthy and prosperous community, I want to share a few projects that I believe to be noteworthy. Many expect that 2012 will be the year that Roswell exceeds the threshold of 50,000 residents. A tremendous effort is currently under way to challenge the official count, and some very positive indicators are surfacing. Our confidence in the ability of City Planner Michael Vickers is strengthened with every tract and block that he analyzes. It’s a tedious job that requires a site visit to almost every neighborhood in the city, but it’s one that will pay great dividends should the Census Bureau approve our presentation. Keep the faith; we should know the results by year end. Many expect that 2012 will be the year that Roswell breathes new life into two of our more distinguished contributions as a host community. First, after Gov. Susana Martinez pledged to support the future of the

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sentenced to life in prison). The 9th-ranked Boise State Broncos completed a perfect season with a 43-42 overtime victory over No. 7 Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. No. 8 Southern California beat No. 3 Michigan 32-18 in the Rose Bowl. One year ago: A suicide bomber killed 21 people outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt, in one of the country’s worst attacks targeting Coptic Christians. Thirdranked TCU finished a perfect season by beating No. 4 Wisconsin 21-19 in the Rose Bowl. Oprah Winfrey launched her OWN cable network. Today’s Birthdays: Former Sen. Ernest Hollings, DS.C., is 90. Actor Ty Hardin is 82. Documentary maker Frederick Wiseman is 82. Actor Frank Langella is 74. Rock singer -musician Country Joe McDonald is 70. Writer-comedian Don Novello is 69. Actor Rick Hurst is 66. Country singer Steve Ripley (The Tractors) is 62. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is 58. Rapper Grandmaster Flash is 54. Actress Ren Woods is 54. Actress Dedee Pfeiffer is 48. Actress Embeth Davidtz is 46. Country singer Brian Flynn (Flynnville Train) is 46. Actor Morris Chestnut is 43. Actor Verne Troyer is 43. Actress Eden Riegel is 31. Thought for Today: “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” — Author unknown. National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program, she signed into law a capital outlay allocation of $2 million to create new living quarters for the cadets. Her signature ensured that Roswell will continue to benefit from the young men and women who enroll in this program, a program that offers a second chance in life. Additionally, the International Law Enforcement Academy will soon be hosting delegates from all over the world, as they converge on Roswell for technical training and a bit of small town America. As the host community, we will once again be able to share our culture and our traditions with law enforcement personnel from communities and nations around the world. Many expect that 2012 will be the year that Roswell approves an increase to our current gross receipts tax for economic development. We all want what’s best for our community, for our families, and for our future. The creation of jobs through positive and purposeful improvements to our business climate, very well could be the single most important decision that we make over the next several decades. Great efforts are under way to bring wealth and prosperity to our citizens, with the understanding that a resounding “yes” from the voters will bring a competitive edge to our efforts. Therein lie my heartfelt expectations for 2012: a hope, a reality and a future. On this, the first day of January, I pray that our community continues to grow and prosper, that we make a concerted effort to work together for the betterment of all, and that all who call Roswell home are richly blessed. Today is more than just the beginning of a new year. God bless you! Del


The testing of a core belief system A6 Sunday, January 1, 2012

“My mom and dad always told me _____________.” Suppose I gave you a sheet of paper with this exact sentence repeated 15 times and you were required to fill in all 15 of the blanks. How would you fill them in? My guess is that you would fill the blanks with pretty good stuff. I believe this because most mothers and fathers speak good advice. Even though the lives some parents choose to live may communicate dif ferently, the words they share would generally be good advice. Your responses would likely be along the lines of the book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum. Most of the situations that come upon us in life can be handled with training that we received as a child. Always tell the truth. Don’t pull sister’s hair. Come when mom calls you. Study hard. Get a good night’s sleep. Wash your hands before eating. Always be on time. Be nice to others. Give to those who are less fortunate. One of the lessons I have learned recently is how short of a time we have as parents to instill and equip our children for their lifetime ahead. Generally, we have about 18 years to teach our sons and daughters what they need to know before they leave the nest and begin making their own independent decisions.

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From the day we are born we are taught by those around us. Yet our core teachings that influence us the most are taught by those raising us in our home. I am going to refer to this teaching as a person’s “belief system.” When I say “belief system,” I am talking about beliefs that are at the very core of our thinking, things that affect our very view of the world. When we leave home and make our own decisions, our belief system is the very heart of who we are. These include the way you see the world spiritually, financially, emotionally and physically. Those raising us model for us how to be a parent, a grandparent, a husband, a wife. I believe that most all of us leave home with good belief systems. We know right from wrong. We know that lying, cheating and stealing are bad. Most have learned a faith, generally the faith of our parents. We understand that we should be nice to others. We know that we should do the

right thing in every situation. So once a child has a belief system in place, what does he do with it when he is launched into the world? What does he do when his belief system is challenged? The world has a way of testing a child’s belief system. The world has a way of encouraging a young adult to abandon what he was taught by his parent or parents and to make a bad decision (or decisions) because of a situation or circumstance he is in. What I am saying is that generally a conflict arises when a young adult has to decide between what the world justifies as proper and what he was taught growing up. Can a child hold firm to his core beliefs when “it is all right to make a wrong decision because everyone else is doing it?” To “confor m to the world” often means abandoning the belief system a young adult has. How is it that mothers and fathers are teaching good stuff, yet the way of the world is contrary to the way we teach our young? What happens when a child learns a good belief system and then yields to the way of the world? I call this circumstantial abandonment. Circumstantial abandonment is when a person takes the good belief system inside him and abandons it because of the circumstances. It is when 18 years of teaching is thrown out the window because of a situation

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a person is put in where doing the right thing is like swimming upstream. It is often the result of yielding to peer pressure. Circumstantial abandonment is to act wrong and then to seek to justify the wrong behavior. This often leads to another wrong decision and another justification. Generally these decisions bring short-term gratification for the person, but can have longterm consequences. Two concepts here. First, if a child or an adult will use what they were taught as a point of reference rather than the peer pressure from a group of others, the right decision is more apt to be made. Second, acting then justifying is a dangerous practice. If everyone around you is a two on a scale with 10 being making all good decisions, being a four puts you ahead of your peers, but there is nothing that keeps you from being the 10 that you should be. What is your frame of reference? There is always someone who is making decisions that are worse than yours. Remember, there is not a right way to do the wrong thing. The good news is that at any point in your life (including where you are today) you can return to what your parents taught you and can make good decisions that are a 10 out of 10. My wife, Tanya, and I have two

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adult children, 24 and 23 years of age. Both live a day’s drive away. When she says goodbye to them she often says, “Make your momma proud!” Whether she intends it or not, she is telling them to use the good that she and I have taught them over the temptations that they will experience in their daily living. My challenge to you today is to hold firm to or return to the core belief system that you were taught as a child. You know the dif ference between right and wrong. Choose right decisions. You know when a decision you make is wrong. Don’t abandon your belief system because of circumstances that test you. If no one around you is making good decisions, your choice to make the right decision assures that at least one person will be doing the right thing. Model a great belief system in the life you live, one your momma would be proud of, then pass it on to our youth of today. Just a thought ... Rick Kraft is a local attorney and the executive director of the Leadership Roswell Program. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft@kraftandhunter.com or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, NM, 88202-0850.

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Another year has passed and now we are beginning 2012! Hard to believe, isn’t it? As I began to consider this column today, I looked back at last year’s final column, Dec. 26. At that time, I was grateful for the many volunteers, many of whom I named, that we work with year after year, including block captains from various Neighborhood Watch organizations throughout Roswell as well as volunteers who are involved in the Roswell SAFE Coalition and other organizations. Well, a year later, I continue to be inspired by their dedication to Roswell and Chaves County. Today, allow me to name another group of individu-

als who have made, and are making, a significant impact in Roswell and Chaves County … the Chaves County Crime Stoppers. I am delighted to be a part of this organization, a board of ten individuals who care deeply for our community, and who determine the funds to reward tipsters who give information about crimes and criminals. During the year 2011, we paid anonymous rewards of more than $5,000 to approximately fifteen tipsters! Many of you have noticed the “Roswell’s Most Wanted” program in the Daily Record, an undertaking which requires endorsement by law enforcement entities across

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many of us will be tempted to make New Year’s resolutions. Maybe for 2012, we should adjust our thought processes to include resolutions which relate to our personal safety! Here are some very much-abbreviated ideas, and don’t hesitate to expand on them by some personal research on your part. First, deter and detect identity theft, including such things as regularly reviewing your credit report, guarding your Social Security number, and shredding documents which contain your personal information. Beware of telemarketers and scams. There are hundreds of scams out there anxious to

steal your money. Remember, if an offer sounds too good to be true, it undoubtedly is! Another idea might be reminding yourself to be smart when you park. Always park in well-lit, heavily trafficked areas, locking doors when you park and again as soon as you return to your vehicle. Have your keys in hand as you walk back to the car and pay attention to your surroundings. Other resolutions could include drive for life, reminding yourself frequently of the caution required the minute you get behind the wheel, habitually wearing your seat belts, and never drink-

ing and driving. Remember, that texting and cellphones do not mix well with driving. Of course, in Roswell, texting while driving is illegal! Finally, travel safely, not only by careful planning for the road, but for your home while you are gone. Stop the mail, stop the newspaper, and hide empty trash cans. We wish you all a safe, secure, and happy 2012!!

Call Steve or Richard at 622-SAFE (7233) for information about Neighborhood Watch. And don’t forget, the number for Chaves County Crime Stoppers is 1-888594-TIPS (8477). Check out the website at chavescountycrimestoppers. com.

We try to publish all information about local events and achievements that we can, given time and space limitations. However, we have no legal or ethical requirement to publish everything we receive. Staff members make the final determination on when or if information is published. The Record reserves the right to reject or edit announcements for any reason. We publish announcements only once, except in cases of error on our part. To submit an announcement for publication we require a typewritten, legible press release.The release should contain the date, time, location, subject and any other relevant information. Announcements should be submitted one week prior to an event.

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Members of Funny Bones Allstarz, Insurance Restoration Services, and the Space Botz dance group, pose with children from the Roswell Boys & Girls Club, as they hold up their toys. Funny Bones Allstarz and Insurance Restoration Services put on a fundraiser, Hip Hop for Toys, on Dec. 16, at the Roswell Mall to collect toys for the children at the club. Through the fundraiser, which received a turnout of around 250 people, the sponsors were able to give three toys to each of the children. The toys were given to the children on Dec. 22, at the club’s annual Christmas party.

Gourmet producers beef up a snacking tradition

Everything you think you know about jerky is wrong, says Jon Sebastiani, founder and CEO of Krave gourmet jerky. “Most people when you ask them their opinion or image of jerky you get a pretty common response which is that it’s junk food; it’s gas station food; it’s dry and leathery; it’s not good for you,” he says. When made properly, none of the above is true and in fact, “it is good for you.” Well, that part is true, although Sebastiani is trying to get consumers to think of jerky as something more than a between-meals stopgap and see it more as a source of nutrition and even as the basis for other dishes. As football heads toward the season-ending showdowns, gourmet jerky lovers have more choices. High-end jerky is available in everything from the traditional beef to turkey, lamb, and even fish. Sebastiani’s introduction to good food and flavors came by way of his upbringing as a member of a Northern California winemaking family. His interest in jerky came when he was training for the New York City Marathon a few years back and was eating a lot of jerky because of its low-fat, highprotein and low-carbohy-

the board, as well as hard work and dedication by the Record’s talented crime reporter. Thanks to all who contribute, financially and otherwise, to a successful Crime Stoppers program. Likewise, thanks to the many anonymous tipsters who are certainly key to that success! As a new year begins,

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drate properties. He researched the market, dominated by a handful of big players, and drew up a business plan for a different kind of jerky that would be flavorful, tender and serve as more than just a snack food. The result is a range of flavors that run from quite sweet to very spicy, made from domestic beef, pork or turkey. Signature flavors include chili-lime (beef), smoky grilled teriyaki (pork), and basil citrus (turkey). The product contains salt, but according to the company, less than the major brands. Krave’s Garlic Chili Pepper Beef, for example, has 140 mg sodium per 1 ounce serving. The jerky, distributed nationally and available from the website, includes a double-marination process with the jerky baked in the marinade and made in small batches so more of the marinade and moisture is left in the meat. Fans can join a Krave Jerky of the Month club to receive monthly bags of jerky, newsletters and recipes incorporating jerky into everything from twicebaked potatoes to quiche. A quiche made with jerky? Somewhere we hear the sound of real men clapping.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) #### You are nothing less than fiery in the morning, but your energy seems to fizzle when focusing on a money matter. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even question if someone is confused -- he or she is, or you are! A talk puts you both on the same page. Tonight: Indulge at dinner -- just a little. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) # # # You have been out of whack longer than you realize. Recognize what has occurred when you feel much better late afternoon. Suddenly there is an opportunity to change directions. A new, somewhat odd person is about

to pop onto the scene. Tonight: Only where you want to be. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) #### Push to get the job done. You could be exhausted and looking at an old situation differently. A new perspective could be important and most enlightening. Your sixth sense comes through. You know exactly what to say. Tonight: Vanish. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ### You might have difficulty nailing down a problem, as an elusive

detail is missing. Ask questions if you are confused. In fact, you need to clarify a situation before you make a decision. Tonight: Where the action is. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) #### Take off. Be willing to take a risk. Use good sense, but remember that if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take risks in life, you have nothing. Confusion surrounds another person who often impacts your finances. Assume an attitude that says "no more." Tonight: Could be a late night. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) #### Work directly with a partner or associate. Sometimes, like today, there is an innate tension that makes you feel uncomfortable. You will see life through another personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes. Tonight: Put on some music.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ### Others could be far more challenging than you anticipated. Fatigue might have you acting like a real grump. When your creativity emerges, note how quickly this discomfort leaves. Take a good look at the situation when dealing with a child and/or an issue involving your daily life. A partner makes a tremendous effort. Tonight: Dinner and a chat. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) # # # # Get the job done. You could be exhausted by what is occurring. Slow down and take a deep breath, go for a walk or take a break. By incorporating a very different activity, you could recharge. Your enthusiasm returns. Tonight: Someone knows how to get you going!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21) #### You might be harder on a friend than you realize. If this person has a strong reaction, understand that you might have pushed him or her away. In any case, stay even and direct with others. Know when to apologize, too. Focus on getting the job done. Tonight: Burning the candle at both ends. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) ### The emphasis remains on real estate, home and a potential investment. A roommate might not be ready for your ideas and new direction. This person will adjust if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a big deal out of his or her attitude. Your creativity flourishes late today. Tonight: Fun and games. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-

BORN TODAY Politician Barry Goldwater (1909), actress Paz Vega (1976), actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (1968)

than 140 shows by 60 groups and performers. To commemorate Glassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 75th birthday and his long relationship with Spoleto, the festival is staging a full production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kepler,â&#x20AC;? which in this country has only been presented in concert form. The opera is about astronomer Johannes Kepler. A second Spoleto opera is the American premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Phoenix Pavilionâ&#x20AC;? by contemporary Chinese composer Guo Wenjing. It features an orchestra of four traditional Chinese instruments playing with musicians playing 11 traditional

Western instruments. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival includes concerts by Grammy Award-winning lang and well-known gospel singer Mavis Staples as well as the Rebirth Brass Band from New Orleans, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doghouseâ&#x20AC;? by Jonny Greenwood of the rock band Radiohead. Dublinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate Theatre will make its eighth appearance at Spoleto with a production of Noel Cowardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hay Fever.â&#x20AC;? The British theater collaborative known as 1927, which appeared at Spoleto in 2008, is back with â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Animals and Children Took to the

Streets.â&#x20AC;? The production is a dark fairy tale told with acting, music and animation. The theater offerings also include Jack Hitt, who performs on public radio, and Mike Daisey in one-man shows. The dance lineup includes performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. In the visual arts, the festival offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;Return to the Sea: Saltworks,â&#x20AC;? works crafted entirely of salt by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto. The works are

the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort to keep alive the memory of his sister who died of brain cancer at 24. The Spoleto Festival also features jazz, choral performances, the popular chamber music series and the festival orchestra in a contemporary music program. The orchestra features 83 musicians selected in nationwide auditions.

The internationally known arts festival was started in Charleston in 1977 by composer Gian Carlo Menotti as a companion to his Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. He left the Charleston festival almost two decades ago in a dispute over his successor and died in 2007 at age 95, still estranged from the America festival.

JACQUELINE BIGAR YOUR HOROSCOPE

Feb. 18) ### You could be asked a lot of questions in the a.m. You might want to close down or walk away. At the moment, you have difficulty understanding why all this is so important. Make calls; schedule meetings. Tonight: Happily head home. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ### Be aware of an innate insecurity and how this trait might be playing into your financial situation. Try to detach. No one is more judgmental about you than you. Cut yourself a break! Your intuition helps you make the right choice. Tonight: Hang with a friend.

Spoleto Festival USA unveils lineup for new season

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The American premiere of the Philip Glass opera â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kepler,â&#x20AC;? a concert by vocalist k.d. lang, and the return of Dublinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate Theatre highlight the 36th season of the Spoleto Festival USA this spring. Chamber music, acrobatic per formances and orchestral concerts are also on the schedule for the festival that will light up 13 venues including theaters, churches and open-air sites from May 25 through June 10. The festival, which released the lineup this weekend, features more

Bomb blast at Colombia police station kills 2

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A bomb exploded at a police station in southern Colombia, killing the wife and son of a police officer and injuring at least six other people, the authorities said Saturday. The blast on Friday night killed the wife and 8-month-old son of the police captain in charge of the outpost in the town of Orito, about 540 kilometers (330 miles) southwest of Bogota, said Gen. Rodolfo Palomino of the National Police. Palomino said four police officers and two other people were injured. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of them is the captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other son, who is just 2 years old,â&#x20AC;? Palomino told the Colombian radio station RCN. The police captain, Jose Claros Gomez, also was among the injured

and was hospitalized in Bogota, Palomino said. It was unclear whether an armed group in Colombiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-running conflict was behind the attack. The town is located in a region where both leftist rebels and drug traffickers operate. Mayor Argenis Velasquez said he heard the blast from his home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an explosive that they put in the police station, which ended up totally destroyed,â&#x20AC;? Velasquez said in a telephone interview. Other nearby buildings were also damaged, he said. Velasquez said the police captain in charge of the station was new to the job. The mayor said he had met him just a few days ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him this town was very calm,â&#x20AC;?

Velasquez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone in Orito is surprised, sort of paralyzed, because this town has been very safe.â&#x20AC;? Hours after the explosion, the mayor-elect of another town in southwestern Colombia was killed early Saturday. Jaime Alberto Chazatar, who was to take office on Sunday as mayor of Santacruz de Guachaves, was shot and killed by men on a motorcycle at his home, outgoing mayor Manuel Molina said. He said Chazatar had received threats recently. It was unclear who might have been behind the killing, but Molina said he suspects it had to do with local political conflicts. There was no apparent link with the bombing of the police station.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for two more scores to lead Texas A&M to a 33-22 win over Northwestern on Saturday in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Northwester n led 7-3 early in the second quarter before A&M reeled off 27 straight points to take a decisive lead and then fight off a late rally to capture its first bowl victory since 2001. Texas A&M broke a fivegame bowl losing streak in a win the team dedicated to fired coach Mike Sherman and offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio, who was killed in a car accident

last week. Malena ran for 77 yards, filling in ably for Cyrus Gray, who missed his second straight game with a stress fracture in his left shoulder. Northwestern hasn’t won a bowl game since the 1949 Rose Bowl, a span of nine losses. A&M won a bowl for the first time since a 28-9 victory over TCU after the 2001 season. That also came in Houston, when this game was called the Galleryfurniture.com bowl and played next door at the Astrodome. The Aggies were up 30-7 before Brian Peters intercepted Tannehill early in the fourth quarter and the

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Wildcats took advantage of that mistake when Kain Colter scored on a 1-yard run for Northwestern’s first points since early in the second quarter. The 2point conversion left A&M ahead 30-15. Colter found Tim Riley in the corner of the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown pass to get Northwestern within 30-22 with less than six minutes remaining. A&M responded with a clock-eating drive capped by a 31-yard field goal to secure the win. Senior Jeff Fuller, who has had a disappointing and injuryplagued year, had a key third down catch for 29 yards on that drive and fin-

ELL ELECTIONS ARE JAN. 10

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Eastside Little League will holds its annual board elections on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the S.O.Y. Mariachi building. Application deadline is Jan. 6. For more information or to obtain an application, call Johnny Sanchez at 914-2508 or Joe Mendoza at 420-5762. Letters of interest can be submitted to david.valenzuela22@yahoo.com.

Texas A&M running back Ben Malena (23) catches a pass for a first down as Northwestern linebacker David Nwabuisi defends during the second quarter of the Car Care Bowl, Saturday.

NA T I O N A L BRIEFS COOKE LEADS GAMECOCKS TO WIN OVER SPARTANS, 72-66

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Malik Cooke scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as South Carolina rallied past South Carolina Upstate 7266 on Saturday. It was the Gamecocks’ third consecutive win and fifth in the past six games. South Carolina (7-6) moved above .500 for the first time since starting the season with a 75-50 win over Western Carolina. Not that this victory came easy. The Gamecocks lost a 12-point lead and trailed SC Upstate (8-6) 47-46 on Ricardo Glenn’s layup with 13:02 to go. But Cooke answered with two foul shots and South Carolina did not trail again. Glenn’s foul shot drew the Spartans within 68-66 with 45 seconds to go. But again it was Cooke who pulled the Gamecocks out of the fire the next time down the court, tipping back a missed shot to extend the margin with 31 seconds left. Torrey Craig led SC Upstate with 20 points. Brenton Williams had 11 points and RJ Slawson 10 for South Carolina. The Gamecocks had been on a roll the past month since a Dec. 1 loss to Providence dropped them to 2-5. They came into Saturday’s game having won four of five — the lone loss was 74-66 to No. 2 Ohio State on Dec. 17 — and with an improved offensive flow thanks to twosport sophomore Bruce Ellington, who was back after finishing the football regular season. Ellington had his best showing of the season last Wednesday night with 17 points in a 57-45 win over Wofford. But Ellington left for the Capital One Bowl the next day to rejoin Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks, and there was plenty of concern about whether the basketball team’s flow would leave with him. South Carolina looked ragged early in front of a sparse crowd. The Gamecocks also had to battle a scrappy Upstate group seeking its third straight win.

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ished with a season-high 119 yards receiving. The Aggies were led by interim coach T im DeRuyter in his last game at Texas A&M before leaving to become Fresno State’s coach. The Aggies hired for mer Houston coach Kevin Sumlin earlier this month to replace Sherman, but he wasn’t involved in bowl preparations. Texas A&M wore helmet decals honoring Villavisencio, who died Dec. 22. The black-and-white decal, which says ‘Joey V.,’ had his No. 67 and the Texas A&M logo. There was a moment of silence for

Villavisencio before the game and fellow offensive lineman Danny Baker wore his number and greeted his father before the game. Texas A&M erased a 7-3 second-quarter deficit thanks to touchdowns by Malena and Fuller and a field goal by Randy Bullock to lead 20-7 at halftime. Malena’s second touchdown came on a 19-yard run early in the third quarter that made it 27-7. Another field goal by Bullock, this one from 47 yards, pushed A&M’s advantage to 30-7. The Wildcats alternated

Weeden, Luck add excitement to Fiesta Bowl

Northwestern wide receiver Rashad Lawrence (17) catches a pass for a first down as Texas A&M defensive back Coryell Judie defends during the first quarter of the Car Care Bowl, Saturday.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Weeden and Andrew Luck spent the past two summers at the Manning Passing Academy, palling around while serving as camp counselors, forming a friendship that continued after they left. Both quarterbacks passed up chances at the NFL for another college season and ended up in the desert, where Weeden will lead Oklahoma State against Luck-led Stanford in what’s expected to be a fantastic Fiesta Bowl.

“You never know how it’s going to turn out,” Weeden said. “This is about as good as it gets right here. I’m pretty sure everybody around the country will be watching.” It will be hard for college football fans not to watch this one. Outside of the BCS championship game, the Fiesta Bowl is perhaps the most anticipated of the 35 bowls — and the arms and minds of Weeden and Luck are big reasons. Luck was the Heisman

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Trophy runner-up to Cam Newton last season and could have been the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Instead, he opted to return for his senior season to take another run at the Heisman Trophy and a second straight BCS bowl at Stanford. Luck didn’t get his Heisman — he was runner-up to Baylor’s Robert Griffin III — but did just about everything else. The son of former Houston Oilers quarterback and current West Virginia ath-

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Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck answers reporters’ questions during media day for the Fiesta Bowl, Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Stanford is scheduled to play Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl college football game on Jan. 2.

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Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden speaks to reporters during a Fiesta Bowl news conference on Thursday in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Oklahoma State is scheduled to face Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2.

letic director Oliver Luck, he led Stanford to consecutive 11-win seasons for the first time in school history. The Cardinal missed their chance at a national title with a loss to eventual Pac12 champion Oregon, but Luck had a stellar season, throwing for 3,170 yards and a school-record 35 touchdowns with nine interceptions. Luck had enough of a grasp of Stanford’s offense

that first-year coach David Shaw allowed him to occasionally call his own plays and showed off his athleticism with a one-handed catch along the sideline against UCLA on a trick play. Luck will leave Stanford as the school’s all-time leader in touchdown passes (80), completion percentage See FIESTA, Page B2


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(.664), passing efficiency (161.7) and total offense (10,043) — among other marks. “He is a patient guy. Obviously he is a very, very intelligent guy. He is the total package,” Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young said. “That’s why he is predicted to be the first guy in the draft. Great player.” While he may not have the draft cachet of Luck, Weeden has some of the same attributes. Not as physically imposing as Luck, Weeden is right there with him matu-

SPORTS rity-wise, in part because he’s 28 and played five years of minor league baseball, but also because he’s a pretty sharp guy like his counterpart. The senior also has a big right ar m — he was a pitcher in the Yankees’ and Dodgers’ systems — that allows him to make every possible throw. Weeden had a breakout season as a junior, throwing for more than 4,200 yards and a school-record 34 touchdowns. He was even better this season, setting single-season school records for passing yards, total offense and four other categories. Weeden also had the top three passing games in Oklahoma State history —

a school-record 502 against Kansas State — as a senior and will leave Stillwater with at least 19 team marks. “He knows how to find his weapons,” Shaw said. “He throws a catchable ball, but he also throws a ball where guys can run after the catch, which is huge for the type of offense that they run.” Luck has been projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft since he was a junior, and for good reason. At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, he’s pretty much the prototypical size for an NFL quarterback and he has a sharp football mind, honed by his father, former Stanford coach Jim

Harbaugh and Shaw, who added to his development by allowing him to call his own plays. Luck has a strong arm — Shaw says he’s seen him throw a ball 70 yards — and is a good pocket passer, yet is deceptively agile for someone his size. He is pretty much everything a team could want in a quarterback and will be a nice prize for the franchise that gets the top pick. “Wherever I land it will be great,” Luck said. “I am not rooting for one team to win or lose or whatever. So I’m not going to say I don’t care about it because I do care about football. Wherever I end up, I’m sure it will be the best spot for

Roswell Daily Record me.” Weeden’s NFL future isn’t so clear. Though he has excelled in the Cowboys’ uptempo offense, there are concerns about his age. Because he played baseball, Weeden is older than Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and San Francisco’s Alex Smith, two established NFL quarterbacks, and will be five years older than the average rookie when he starts his career. The upside is that Weeden will be more mature than most rookies and has already lived the life of a professional athlete. “The reality is he’s an awfully good football player,” said Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd

Monken, a former assistant with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. “If you look at previous drafts and quarterbacks that have gone in the first and second rounds, and they don’t consider him in that group, I don’t see that.” Befitting their maturity, Luck and Weeden haven’t spent a whole lot of time thinking about where they’ll go in the draft or what team might take them. They’ve stayed focused on whatever game is coming up next, which, in the case of the Fiesta Bowl, could be a doozy with those two guys under center for the final time in college.

No. 3 Kentucky beats No. 4 Louisville, 69-62 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had season-highs with 24 points and 19 rebounds to lead No. 3 Kentucky in a rough-and-tumble 69-62 victory over No. 4 Louisville on Saturday to extend the nation’s longest home winning streak. Fellow freshman Anthony Davis added 18 points, all in the second half, for the Wildcats (13-1) in their annual in-state rivalry game that at times looked more like a free-throw shooting contest with 52 fouls. The Cardinals (12-2) only led at 2-0, but gave Kentucky all it could handle after rallying from an early 15-point deficit before tying it in the second half thanks to Russ Smith, who had a career-high 30 points. But Kidd-Gilchrist’s hustle and Davis’ emergence proved to be the difference with rapper Jay-Z, actress Ashley Judd and nearly a dozen NBA scouts on hand. Kentucky has won 44 straight at home, including 43 in a row at Rupp Arena, for the nation’s longest streak ahead of Duke’s 43. This one will be remembered after the teams came in with the highest combined ranking in history. With the game tied at 40 early in the second half, Louisville had a chance to take its second lead but Peyton Siva never hit the rim on an 18-foot jumper. Kentucky went on a 7-0 run from there, with Kidd-Gilchrist hitting one of two free throws and making a layup on another trip before Davis got to the line and made four free throws over two possessions to make it 47-40. Davis blocked Chris Smith on one end, then cleaned up Kentucky’s fast break on the other to give the Wildcats a 49-42 lead. His alley-oop slam from Doron Lamb made it 56-48 with 6:40 left. The battles kept going after the whistle

with Davis and Rakeem Buckles tangled up on an out-of-bounds play and Davis pleading for a foul. On another one, Davis went flying into the crowd trying to make a save and landed on an older woman in the front row. KiddGilchrist came over, screaming, “A.D.! A.D.!” with a smile on his face as he pulled his teammate back toward the court. Kidd-Gilchrist’s three-point play with 3:41 left gave the Wildcats a 61-50 lead, its first beyond double digits since the first half, and Kentucky was never seriously threatened for its third straight win in the series. Gorgui Dieng, who entered the second half with one foul, picked up three in a span of 2:20 to head to the bench with 16:08 left, but seconds later, Kentucky coach John Calipari picked up a technical foul for his displeasure with the officiating. Trailing 40-36, Smith hit a 3-pointer and was fouled by Kidd-Gilchrist. He converted it to tie the game with 15:21 left, but Louisville never got over the hump after also rallying from an 11-point deficit before losing against No. 12 Georgetown for its first loss on Wednesday. Louisville freshman Chane Behanan was the first player to lose his cool in this emotionally-charged matchup of schools separated by 78 miles. Behanan, recruited by both schools, had already picked up an early foul when he was called for a charge and assessed a technical for his reaction with 16:16 left in the first half. Louisville opened with a 2-0 lead, but Darius Miller answered with a 3-pointer and Kidd-Gilchrist was the only Wildcat to make a field goal over the next 13:45 as Kentucky feasted at the foul line to build a 31-16 lead.

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Drummond leads No. 9 UConn over St. John’s, 83-69

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shabazz Napier had 17 points and nine assists as No. 9 Connecticut beat St. John’s 83-69 on Saturday in a game coached by assistants for both teams. Andre Drummond had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Jeremy Lamb added 15 points for UConn (12-1, 2-0 Big East), which shot 60 percent from the floor to win its seventh straight game. Freshman D’Angelo Harrison had 17 points, and God’sgift Achiuwa and Moe Harkless each added 16 for St. John’s (7-6, 1-1), which lost for the first time

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quarterbacks for much of the day with Dan Persa leading the more traditional of fense and Colter directing the wildcat offense. But neither player could generate much of fense while often under heavy pressure from the Aggies, who finished with eight sacks. Texas A&M’s offense got rolling in the second quarter when Tannehill found Ryan Swope, who was a high school running back, on a short pass that he took 37 yards to the 1. Swope tightroped the sideline and avoided a half dozen tacklers before he was brought down.

in four games. UConn coach Jim Calhoun was serving the second of a three-game suspension for NCAA violations, while St. John’s coach Steve Lavin continues to recover from prostate cancer surgery in October. A steal and dunk by freshman Ryan Boatright gave UConn a 13-4 lead. The Huskies, who came in averaging six 3-pointers per game, had five in the first 14 minutes. They finished nine of 16 in the game. The Huskies held St. Johns to 25 percent shoot-

Louisville’s Peyton Siva, left, is fouled by Kentucky’s Kyle Wiltjer during the first half of their game, Saturday.

ing in the first half and 36 percent for the game. St. John’s, which came in hitting just 28 percent of its 3-point shots, made just 1 of 13 in falling behind 3825 at halftime. The Huskies opened the second half with two dunks by Drummond on alley-oop passes. He was 7 of 11 from the field. The Huskies hit their first six shots of the second half, including a 3pointer by Lamb who was fouled and also made the free throw to give the Huskies a 52-35 lead. Drummond’s driving floater put UConn up 65-

44 midway through the second half and Huskies led by as many as 23 points before St. John’s made a final run, cutting the UConn lead to 11. Napier closed out the game by hurdling over a fallen Amir Garrett for a layup to make it 79-64 with a minute left. Connecticut is 2-0 to start a Big East season for the first time since 200304, when the Huskies won their second of three national titles. Calhoun, who was suspended for three conference games by the NCAA for failing to create an

atmosphere of compliance within the program, will sit out Tuesday’s game at Seton Hall before returning to the sidelines at Rutgers next Saturday. The Huskies are 11-9 during Calhoun’s tenure, when he is not on the bench. Lavin, who coached four games this season, missed his seventh consecutive game. There is no timetable for his return, though he continues to attend practice and handle recruiting duties. Harkless, a for mer UConn recruit who was coming of f a Big East freshman debut-record 32

team would be evaluated. It didn’t take long to determine an overhaul on defense was needed. Along with Holt, the Huskies fired linebackers coach Mike Cox and safeties coach Jeff Mills. “They were instrumental in the leadership and development of countless young men, and they have left our program in a better place,” Sarkisian said in a statement announcing the firings. “I am grateful for their service to our program and to the University of Washington and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.” The school said Sarkisian would make no other comments about the decision. The firings represent the first major changes

since Sarkisian took over. He’ll be replacing his entire defensive staff — in addition to the three firings, secondary coach Demetrius Martin is joining Jim Mora’s new staff at UCLA. Holt’s firing came almost three years to the day after he was introduced as the defensive answer to Washington’s woes. He was wooed from Southern California by a contract that trumped that of some other head coaches in the conference and the autonomy to run the defense as he wanted. He used the phrase “awesome” about a dozen times in his introductory news conference in January 2009, yet the defenses he produced at Washington would rarely be described that way.

Holt was a target for criticism in part because of his salary. He initially signed a $2.1 million, three-year deal in 2009 and his contract was extended through the 2012 season, as were those of the other defensive coaches. The university said the contracts of the three fired coaches, which run through next season, will be honored, with Holt making $650,000. His best defense came in 2010 when Washington went to a bowl for the first time in eight years, capping that season with a 19-7 win over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. The Cornhuskers were held to 189 yards after scoring 56 points on Washington earlier that season. If last year’s bowl game

points in a win over Providence last week, hit just two of his first seven shots. The Red Storm had won the past two meetings with UConn, in the regular season last year and in the 2010 Big East tour nament. But the Huskies have won 10 of the last 11 against the Red Storm in the regular season, including eight straight at home. The game is the first in a tough stretch for St. John’s which also faces No. 4 Louisville, No. 14 Marquette and No. 12 Georgetown in the first half of January.

Holt, 2 other defensive coaches out at Washington SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Holt arrived at Washington with the fanfare — and salary — usually reserved for head coaches. It set a level of expectations Holt never matched, and on Saturday he was fired after three years as the Huskies’ defensive coordinator. The dismissal came two days after Washington gave up 777 total yards and 67 points against Baylor in the Alamo Bowl. It was the most yards allowed in school history and second-most points surrendered. What’s more, the embarrassment came on a national stage, the defensive shortcomings exposed for all to see. After the loss, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said all aspects of his

was the high point for Holt, then the Alamo Bowl touched bottom. As a result of that game, the Huskies are likely to finish in the bottom quarter in the country in total defense. But Baylor only highlighted what has been an ongoing problem. The Huskies gave up 65 points, 446 yards rushing and 615 total yards to Stanford this season, then another 40 points and 426 yards to Southern California. Even when the Huskies held Oregon to under 400 total yards, it came in a 34-17 defeat. Only four times in 13 games this season did Washington hold an opponent under 400 total yards, and just 11 times in Holt’s 38 games in charge of the Huskies defense.


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College Football FBS Bowl Glance By The Associated Press Subject to Change All Times Mountain Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30

Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef ’O’Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10

Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24

Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24

L 0 1 1 2 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L New Orleans . . . . . . . .2 1 San Antonio . . . . . . . .2 1 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Oklahoma City . . . . . .4 0 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .3 0 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .2 1 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . .0 3 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Golden State . . . . . . .2 1 L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . .2 2 L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . .1 2 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 Sacramento . . . . . . . .1 2

Pct 1.000 .750 .667 .333 .000

GB — ½ 1 2 3

Pct .667 .667 .333 .333 .250

GB — — 1 1 1½

Pct 1.000 1.000 .667 .333 .000 Pct .667 .500 .333 .333 .333

Friday’s Games Orlando 100, Charlotte 79 Indiana 98, Cleveland 91, OT Boston 96, Detroit 85 Atlanta 105, New Jersey 98 Phoenix 93, New Orleans 78 Miami 103, Minnesota 101 Memphis 113, Houston 93 Dallas 99, Toronto 86 Milwaukee 102, Washington 81 Utah 102, Philadelphia 99 Chicago 114, L.A. Clippers 101 Saturday’s Games Denver at L.A. Lakers, 1:30 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 5 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden State, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games New Jersey at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 4 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 4 p.m. Boston at Washington, 4 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 5 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 6 p.m. Memphis at Chicago, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 7 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Monday's Games Golden State at Phoenix, 1:30 p.m. Washington at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at New Jersey, 5:30 p.m. Orlando at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at New York, 5:30 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Utah, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17

Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24

Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24

Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas 21, California 10

Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor 67, Washington 56

Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma vs. Iowa, late

GB — ½ 1½ 2½ 3½

GB — ½ 1 1 1

Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), 10 a.m. (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 11 a.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 6 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), 10 a.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN)

Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 2 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, noon (CBSSN)

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National Football League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain AMERICAN CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct y-New England .12 3 0 .800 N.Y. Jets . . . . . . .8 7 0 .533 Buffalo . . . . . . . . .6 9 0 .400 Miami . . . . . . . . .5 10 0 .333 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct y-Houston . . . . .10 5 0 .667 Tennessee . . . . .8 7 0 .533 Jacksonville . . . .4 11 0 .267 Indianapolis . . . . .2 13 0 .133 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct x-Baltimore . . . . .11 4 0 .733 x-Pittsburgh . . . .11 4 0 .733 Cincinnati . . . . . .9 6 0 .600 Cleveland . . . . . .4 11 0 .267 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Denver . . . . . . . .8 7 0 .533 Oakland . . . . . . .8 7 0 .533 San Diego . . . . . .7 8 0 .467 Kansas City . . . .6 9 0 .400

PF 464 360 351 310

PF 359 302 224 230

PF 354 312 328 209

PF 306 333 368 205

England loss DENVER — Clinches AFC West Division with: Win OR Tie AND Oakland loss or tie OR Oakland loss OAKLAND — Clinches AFC West Division with: Win AND Denver loss or tie OR Tie AND Denver loss — Clinches wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie OR Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win CINCINNATI — Clinches wild-card spot with: Win or tie N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie N.Y. JETS — Clinch wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie TENNESSEE — Clinches wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Oakland loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Denver loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland win AND Denver win

NFL Injury Report

PA 321 344 385 296

PA 255 295 316 411

PA 250 218 299 294

PA 383 395 351 335

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants . . . . .8 7 0 .533 363 386 Dallas . . . . . . . . .8 7 0 .533 355 316 Philadelphia . . . .7 8 0 .467 362 318 Washington . . . . .5 10 0 .333 278 333 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA y-New Orleans . .12 3 0 .800 502 322 x-Atlanta . . . . . . .9 6 0 .600 357 326 Carolina . . . . . . .6 9 0 .400 389 384 Tampa Bay . . . . .4 11 0 .267 263 449 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay . . .14 1 0 .933 515 318 x-Detroit . . . . . . .10 5 0 .667 433 342 Chicago . . . . . . . .7 8 0 .467 336 328 Minnesota . . . . . .3 12 0 .200 327 432 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA y-San Francisco .12 3 0 .800 346 202 Seattle . . . . . . . . .7 8 0 .467 301 292 Arizona . . . . . . . .7 8 0 .467 289 328 St. Louis . . . . . . .2 13 0 .133 166 373 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

Thursday’s Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16 Saturday’s Games Oakland 16, Kansas City 13, OT Tennessee 23, Jacksonville 17 Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 40, Denver 14 Carolina 48, Tampa Bay 16 Minnesota 33, Washington 26 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 14 New England 27, Miami 24 N.Y. Giants 29, N.Y. Jets 14 Cincinnati 23, Arizona 16 Detroit 38, San Diego 10 San Francisco 19, Seattle 17 Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7 Sunday’s Game Green Bay 35, Chicago 21 Monday’s Game New Orleans 45, Atlanta 16 Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m.

SCOREBOARD

NFC CLINCHED: Green Bay-North Division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs; New Orleans-South Division; San Francisco-West Division; Atlanta and Detroit-wild-card spots. SAN FRANCISCO — Clinches first-round bye with: Win OR New Orleans loss OR Tie AND New Orleans tie NEW ORLEANS — Clinches first-round bye with: Win and San Francisco loss or tie OR Tie and San Francisco loss N.Y. GIANTS — Clinch NFC East Division with: Win or tie DALLAS — Clinches NFC East Division with: Win

NFL

Saturday, Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), noon (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct New York . . . . . . . . . .1 2 .333 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .1 2 .333 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 .333 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3 .250 New Jersey . . . . . . . . .1 3 .250 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 0 1.000 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .3 0 1.000 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . .3 1 .750 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 .333 Washington . . . . . . . . .0 3 .000 Central Division

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NFL Playoff Scenarios By The Associated Press Week 17 AFC CLINCHED: New England-East Division and first-round bye; Houston-South Division; Baltimore and Pittsburgh-wild-card spots. NEW ENGLAND — Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win or tie OR Baltimore loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie BALTIMORE — Clinches AFC North Division and firstround bye with: Win OR Tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie OR Pittsburgh loss — Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND New England loss PITTSBURGH — Clinches AFC North Division and firstround bye with: Win AND Baltimore loss or tie OR Tie AND Baltimore loss OR — Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND Baltimore loss or tie AND New

NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: BUFFALO BILLS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — BILLS: OUT: T Demetrius Bell (knee), WR Brad Smith (hamstring), G Kraig Urbik (knee). PROBABLE: WR Ruvell Martin (hamstring), RB Johnny White (concussion). PATRIOTS: OUT: G Logan Mankins (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot). QUESTIONABLE: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), WR Deion Branch (groin), S Patrick Chung (foot), G Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), T Matt Light (ankle), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), G Brian Waters (ankle), WR Wes Welker (knee), LB Tracy White (abdomen). PROBABLE: QB Tom Brady (left shoulder). TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at ATLANTA FALCONS — BUCCANEERS: OUT: T Jeremy Trueblood (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: WR Arrelious Benn (neck), DE Michael Bennett (toe), DT Albert Haynesworth (knee), DT Brian Price (ankle). PROBABLE: DE Adrian Clayborn (hamstring), LB Geno Hayes (finger), LB Adam Hayward (foot), DT Roy Miller (back), WR Preston Parker (concussion), WR Sammie Stroughter (knee). FALCONS: DOUBTFUL: WR Kerry Meier (groin), LB Stephen Nicholas (toe). QUESTIONABLE: DE Ray Edwards (knee), CB Brent Grimes (knee), QB Chris Redman (illness). PROBABLE: DE John Abraham (not injury related), WR Harry Douglas (groin, shoulder), TE Tony Gonzalez (not injury related), WR Julio Jones (ankle), TE Reggie Kelly (back), LB Curtis Lofton (ankle), C Todd McClure (not injury related), CB Christopher Owens (hand), TE Michael Palmer (knee), T Will Svitek (groin), RB Michael Turner (groin). CHICAGO BEARS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS — BEARS: DOUBTFUL: RB Marion Barber (calf). QUESTIONABLE: LB Brian Urlacher (knee). PROBABLE: LB Lance Briggs (ankle), TE Kellen Davis (illness), WR Devin Hester (ankle), LB Nick Roach (shin), C Chris Spencer (back), DE Corey Wootton (concussion). VIKINGS: OUT: CB Chris Cook (not injury related). DOUBTFUL: TE Mickey Shuler (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Asher Allen (shoulder, concussion), G Anthony Herrera (back), QB Christian Ponder (concussion), S Jamarca Sanford (shoulder), CB Benny Sapp (shoulder). CAROLINA PANTHERS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — PANTHERS: OUT: WR Legedu Naanee (foot), DT Andre Neblett (head), S Jordan Pugh (head). DOUBTFUL: DE Charles Johnson (back). PROBABLE: S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), G Travelle Wharton (not injury related). SAINTS: OUT: TE John Gilmore (toe), RB Mark Ingram (toe), WR Lance Moore (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: S Malcolm Jenkins (neck), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee). PROBABLE: LB Jonathan Casillas (knee), CB Patrick Robinson (hip). NEW YORK JETS at MIAMI DOLPHINS — JETS: QUESTIONABLE: LB Garrett McIntyre (knee). PROBABLE: CB Marquice Cole (knee), CB Antonio Cromartie (hamstring), DE Mike DeVito (knee), T D’Brickashaw Ferguson (foot), RB Shonn Greene (rib), RB Joe McKnight (shoulder, elbow), G Brandon Moore (hip), DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand), S Eric Smith (knee), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (quadriceps), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (knee). DOLPHINS: OUT: RB Reggie Bush (knee). DOUBTFUL: CB Jimmy Wilson (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: WR Clyde Gates (groin). PROBABLE: T Marc Colombo (ankle), LB Karlos Dansby (not injury related), CB Vontae Davis (elbow), TE Anthony Fasano (head), WR Brandon Marshall (knee), RB Daniel Thomas (knee). INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — COLTS: OUT: LB A.J. Edds (ankle), QB Peyton Manning (neck), T Joe Reitz (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: TE Dallas Clark (neck), WR Anthony

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Gonzalez (illness). JAGUARS: OUT: WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: S Dwight Lowery (shoulder), TE Zach Potter (calf). QUESTIONABLE: T Eugene Monroe (ankle). PROBABLE: DT Tyson Alualu (not injury related), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle), RB Greg Jones (hamstring), S Dawan Landry (illness), TE Marcedes Lewis (hamstring), CB Kevin Rutland (calf), T Guy Whimper (knee). BALTIMORE RAVENS at CINCINNATI BENGALS — RAVENS: DOUBTFUL: WR Anquan Boldin (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), G Marshal Yanda (chest). QUESTIONABLE: K Billy Cundiff (left calf), DE Cory Redding (ankle), CB Cary Williams (head). BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: S Taylor Mays (hamstring), LB Dontay Moch (illness). QUESTIONABLE: DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring). PROBABLE: T Anthony Collins (not injury related), S Chris Crocker (knee), CB Brandon Ghee (toe), WR A.J. Green (shoulder), DE Frostee Rucker (neck), T Andrew Whitworth (knee). DETROIT LIONS at GREEN BAY PACKERS — LIONS: DOUBTFUL: CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), S Louis Delmas (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DT Nick Fairley (foot), CB Chris Houston (hand, knee), S Amari Spievey (knee), DT Corey Williams (hip), DE Willie Young (ankle). PROBABLE: DE Cliff Avril (back), WR Calvin Johnson (Achilles), RB Kevin Smith (ankle), S John Wendling (illness). PACKERS: OUT: WR Randall Cobb (groin), WR Greg Jennings (knee), RB James Starks (knee, ankle). DOUBTFUL: T Bryan Bulaga (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB Clay Matthews (ankle), CB Charles Woodson (knee). PROBABLE: T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), TE Jermichael Finley (knee), DE Ryan Pickett (concussion). PITTSBURGH STEELERS at CLEVELAND BROWNS — STEELERS: OUT: C Doug Legursky (shoulder), RB Mewelde Moore (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: LB Chris Carter (hamstring). PROBABLE: LB James Harrison (neck), S Troy Polamalu (knee), C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot), WR Mike Wallace (ankle). BROWNS: OUT: QB Colt McCoy (head), WR Jordan Norwood (head), T Tony Pashos (ankle, illness). QUESTIONABLE: LB Kaluka Maiava (hand), DT Scott Paxson (hand, calf). PROBABLE: WR Joshua Cribbs (groin), RB Peyton Hillis (elbow), T Shawn Lauvao (ankle), RB Owen Marecic (ankle), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), CB Dimitri Patterson (hand), LB Quinton Spears (head). DALLAS COWBOYS at NEW YORK GIANTS — COWBOYS: QUESTIONABLE: NT Josh Brent (knee), WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), RB Felix Jones (hamstring), LB Sean Lee (wrist, illness), S Danny McCray (ankle), WR Kevin Ogletree (knee). PROBABLE: CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), P Mat McBriar (left foot), NT Jay Ratliff (ribs), WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), QB Tony Romo (right hand), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck). GIANTS: OUT: TE Jake Ballard (knee), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee). PROBABLE: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Mario Manningham (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring). SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at ST. LOUIS RAMS — 49ERS: OUT: TE Delanie Walker (jaw). QUESTIONABLE: CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), RB Bruce Miller (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), WR Kyle Williams (concussion), LB Patrick Willis (hamstring). RAMS: DOUBTFUL: QB Sam Bradford (ankle), QB A.J. Feeley (right thumb). QUESTIONABLE: DE Chris Long (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Josh Gordy (abdomen), RB Jerious Norwood (illness), LB Brady Poppinga (illness). WASHINGTON REDSKINS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — REDSKINS: QUESTIONABLE: T Jammal Brown (hip), RB Roy Helu (toe, knee). PROBABLE: DE Adam Carriker (chest), LB London Fletcher (ankle), S DeJon Gomes (knee), WR Niles Paul (shoulder), P Sav Rocca (left ankle), WR Donte’ Stallworth (ankle). EAGLES: OUT: CB Asante Samuel (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: RB LeSean McCoy (ankle). PROBABLE: G Todd Herremans (ankle), DT Trevor Laws (knee). TENNESSEE TITANS at HOUSTON TEXANS — TITANS: DOUBTFUL: DE Jason Jones (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: TE Daniel Graham (illness), WR Lavelle Hawkins (ankle), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), LB Gerald McRath (knee, ankle), DT Shaun Smith (knee). TEXANS: OUT: G Mike Brisiel (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), S Troy Nolan (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Jason Allen (thumb), NT Shaun Cody (knee), TE Owen Daniels (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), RB Arian Foster (knee), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), WR Bryant Johnson (thigh), WR Jeff Maehl (hamstring), NT Earl Mitchell (knee), C Chris Myers (knee), T Derek Newton (knee), T Eric Winston (calf), QB T.J. Yates (right shoulder). KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at DENVER BRONCOS — CHIEFS: OUT: RB Jackie Battle (foot). DOUBTFUL: S Jon McGraw (ankle). PROBABLE: WR Jeremy Horne (illness). BRONCOS: DOUBTFUL: S Brian Dawkins (neck). PROBABLE: S David Bruton (Achilles), S Quinton Carter (hip), CB Chris Harris (neck), LB Von Miller (thumb). SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at OAKLAND RAIDERS — CHARGERS: OUT: LB Travis LaBoy (knee). QUESTIONABLE: RB Ryan Mathews (calf). PROBABLE: LB Andrew Gachkar (hamstring), T Jared Gaither (ankle), TE Antonio Gates (not injury related), WR Vincent Jackson (groin), LB Shaun Phillips (back), RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring). RAIDERS: OUT: QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), DT John Henderson (knee), RB Darren McFadden (foot). QUESTIONABLE: WR Jacoby Ford (foot), S Michael Huff (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring). PROBABLE: WR Louis Murphy (groin), DT Richard Seymour (illness), CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (concussion). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at ARIZONA CARDINALS — SEAHAWKS: QUESTIONABLE: T Breno Giacomini (abdominal), DE Anthony Hargrove (calf). PROBABLE: CB Kennard Cox (hamstring), LB David Hawthorne (knee), QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral), S Jeron Johnson (illness), DT Clinton McDonald (concussion), WR Ben Obomanu (knee), LB Malcolm Smith (concussion). CARDINALS: OUT: T Brandon Keith (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: S Rashad Johnson

vs. Georgia, at Tampa, Fla. ESPN — Capital One Bowl, Nebraska vs. South Carolina, at Orlando, Fla. ESPN2 — Gator Bowl, Ohio St. vs. Florida, at Jacksonville, Fla. 3:07 p.m. ESPN — Rose Bowl, Wisconsin vs. Oregon, at Pasadena, Calif. 6:37 p.m. ESPN — Fiesta Bowl, Stanford vs. Oklahoma St., at Glendale, Ariz. MOTORSPORTS 11:30 p.m. NBCSP — Dakar Rally, Santa Rosa de la Pampa to San Rafael, Argentina (delayed tape) NHL HOCKEY 11 a.m. NBC — Winter Classic, N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia (Citizens Bank Park) 6 p.m. NBCSP — San Jose at Vancouver

Sunday, January 1, 2012 (knee), QB Kevin Kolb (head), CB Patrick Peterson (Achilles), S Kerry Rhodes (ankle), RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring), RB Beanie Wells (knee). PROBABLE: CB Michael Adams (shoulder), S Sean Considine (foot).

Chiefs sign injured LB Siler to 1-year extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Brandon Siler to a one-year contract extension after he missed all of this season because of a torn Achilles tendon. Siler’s agent, David Canter, confirmed the deal Saturday in a text to The Associated Press. Siler was expected to compete for time at middle linebacker alongside Pro Bowl selection Derrick Johnson after spending last season with the San Diego Chargers. He had a good start to training camp but was hurt in late August, and had surgery to repair his Achilles a few days later. Canter said that “rehab’s going well” and Siler is looking forward to August. The former Florida linebacker made 12 starts in 58 games over five seasons with San Diego. He had 38 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced safety during the 2010 season. The deal came one day after news broke that the Chiefs had signed kicker Ryan Succop to a five-year extension worth $14 million. Succop’s deal includes a $2 million signing bonus. General manager Scott Pioli still has several decisions to make in the coming weeks. Cornerback Brandon Carr, who has been a stalwart opposite Brandon Flowers in a talented Chiefs defensive backfield, will become a free agent after this season. So will Dwayne Bowe, who made the Pro Bowl last season and has quietly put together

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another outstanding year despite a carousel of starting quarterbacks. Bowe has 75 catches for 1,066 yards and five touchdowns. Pioli may also try to re-sign Kyle Orton, who will start his third straight game Sunday at Denver. The veteran quarterback, who will also be a free agent, was claimed off waivers when Matt Cassel went down with a season-ending injury to his throwing hand.

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Saturday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract. National League SAN DIEGO PADRES—Acquired OF Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox for RHP Simon Castro and LHP Pedro Hernandez. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed LB Brandon Siler to a one-year contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Fined Phoenix F Raffi Torres $2,500 for elbowing Colorado D Jan Hejda in a Dec. 29 game. Fined New York Rangers D Michael Del Zotto and Florida F Tomas Kopecky $2,500 apiece, for their respective actions during an altercation in a Dec. 30 game. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled D David Savard from Springfield (AHL). American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Announced G Tom McCollum was assigned to the team from Toledo (ECHL).

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NFL playoff races: simple and complex B4 Sunday, January 1, 2012

Reduced to its simplest, the NFL playoff races come down to this: Cincinnati, Denver, Dallas and the New York Giants must win. Then it gets complicated, because the Giants host the Cowboys in prime time, and the loser is out. Even that, though, is easy to decipher compared to the chase for the final AFC wild card. Just the way the NFL wants it. “With this game with the Cowboys, it is a very exciting, very, very historical week for our players and franchise,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “The setting is incredible.” As it will be at Paul Brown Stadium, which actually is sold out. The Bengals, who get the other AFC wild card with a victory, appealed to their fans to fill the stadium and, by Wednesday, all the tickets were gone. “Just to have everyone here in Cincinnati wanting to come out for this game, I think that’s something we’ve been wanting and been trying to get for a while,” quarterback Andy Dalton said. “I’m just happy everybody responded to it. It’s going to be a fun atmosphere, and we’re excited about it.” As for the playoff primer, try this: If Denver wins at home against Kansas City, the AFC West belongs to the Broncos. If the Chiefs win, then the Raiders can grab the division with a home victory against San Diego. Denver gets the spot regardless if the Raiders lose. But Oakland also has a chance for a wild card, while Denver doesn’t. Baltimore gets the AFC North crown by beating Cincinnati. A Ravens loss opens the door for Pittsburgh to win the division with a win at Cleveland. Both the Steelers and Ravens already own at least a wild card. NFC West winner San Francisco ear ns a firstround bye if it wins at lowly St. Louis. A loss would allow New Orleans, the NFC South champion, to get the bye by beating Carolina. Detroit and Atlanta are the NFC wild cards. With a victory over Buffalo, AFC East champ New England will get home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Baltimore or Pittsburgh still have a shot at

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that if the Patriots fall. Houston has won the AFC South. Now, take a deep breath, and here’s what can happen in the race for the second AFC wild card if the Bengals lose to Baltimore. Cincinnati still gets it if the Jets and Oakland lose, or the Jets and Denver lose. Oakland moves in by winning while Denver wins, and having the Titans lose along with the Bengals, or by having the Jets win while Cincinnati loses. The Jets are in with a win and defeats for the Bengals, Titans and either the Raiders or Broncos. Tennessee has three scenarios, all involving a victory by the Titans and a loss by the Bengals. They also need a Jets win and a loss by either Denver or Oakland, or a Jets loss and wins by both the Broncos and Raiders. OK, exhale.

Kansas City (6-9) at Denver (8-7) San Diego (7-8) at Oakland (8-7) Call it the Wild West, AFC style, where no team is feared and the division winner will be an underdog in the first round of the postseason to either the Ravens or Steelers. Denver has rallied from a 2-5 record as Tim Tebow revitalized the franchise with his late-game heroics. Doing it again against a Kansas City team eager to make a case for keeping interim coach Romeo Crennel will be difficult, especially with Kyle Orton, the man Tebow displaced, now quarterbacking the Chiefs. “The focus should be on the Chiefs and Broncos. Forget about all that jibberjabber. Let’s give the fans what they want to see and let’s compete and may the best man win.” Broncos safety Raheem Moore on the Orton-Tebow hoopla. Oakland dropped three straight before an OT win at Kansas City last week kept it alive. Baltimore (11-4) at Cincinnati (9-6) Pittsburgh (11-4) at Cleveland (4-11) The Ravens won all eight home games this year, but they have been mediocre on the road — although Baltimore beat the best team it faced away from home, Pittsburgh. That win is the difference in the division

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In this Dec. 18 file photo, Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green (18) carries the ball during the first quarter of the Bengals’ game against the St. Louis Rams. If Cincinnati can beat Baltimore today, the Bengals will be guaranteed a playoff spot. right now. “It’s about us, man,” Ravens DE Cory Redding said. “It’s not about them. We need to get this win so we can get what we’re looking for.” Cincinnati’s record has been built by beating the lesser opponents; all six losses have come against winning teams or contenders. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin must decide whether to give quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s sprained left ankle another week to mend. Charlie Batch handled the team nicely in a win over St. Louis last week, and Cleveland, despite being an archrival, is in the Rams’ class this year. Dallas (8-7) at New York Giants (8-7) Washington (5-10) at Philadelphia (7-8) Three weeks ago, the Giants broke a four-game slide by rallying to beat the Cowboys. That slump scrambled what was a division runaway, and now it’s winner -take-all at the Meadowlands. Neither team has been much on defense, except for rushing the passer. The big edge might belong to

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Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, right, talks to coach Jason Garrett during practice, Thursday. Dallas squares off with the New York Giants tonight, with the winner claiming the NFC East title.

the Giants, and not because they are home, where they are 3-4 this season — not counting their “road” victory over the Jets last week. While Eli Manning has had a Pro Bowl season, Tony Romo has been up and down, and has a banged-up right hand that could affect his passes. Preseason division favorite Philadelphia finishes of f a flop of a season hoping to at least get to .500 with a three-game winning streak.

San Francisco (12-3) at St. Louis (2-13) Seattle (7-8) at Arizona (7-8) The intrigue in St. Louis is minimal concerning the 49ers, who don’t deserve the bye if they can’t beat the awful Rams. Should St. Louis lose, it could “earn” the No. 1 overall draft choice for the second time in three years. Indianapolis would have to lose at Jacksonville, as well. Rams QB Sam Bradford has missed the last five games with a high left ankle sprain and was not optimistic he could go this week. Seattle won the NFC West a year ago with a 7-9 record, yet even by going 88 would be an also-ran now. RB Marshawn Lynch has scored a TD in 11 successive games.

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In this Dec. 24 file photo, New England quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown during the Patriots’ game against the Miami Dolphins. If New England beats the Buffalo Bills today, they will claim home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

Carolina (6-9) at New Orleans (12-3) Tampa Bay (4-11) at Atlanta (9-6) Now that Drew Brees has broken Dan Marino’s 27year -old record for yards passing in a season, he might see someone else walk off with the mark. If the 49ers win earlier as expected, New Orleans’

game becomes meaningless and Brees could be rested for the playoffs. In that case, Tom Brady, who is 190 yards behind Brees, could get the record because the Patriots have incentive no matter what. “What we have to do is keep playing,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “The playoffs are close. How do we put ourselves in the best position to play well and put ourselves in an opportunity to win a championship? That’s not always what is popular.” To avoid a likely return trip to the Superdome, where they were routed on Monday night, the Falcons need a win and a Detroit loss.

Detroit (10-5) at Green Bay (14-1) Chicago (7-8) at Minnesota (3-12) Back in the postseason for the first time since 1999, the Lions actually are favored at Lambeau Field. That says it all: the bookmakers expect the defending champion Packers to rest key personnel. Green Bay has won 11 of the last 12 against Detroit, hardly that special considering how everyone in the NFC North slammed around the Lions for a decade. But with the way Lions DT Ndamukong Suh stomped on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving Day, drawing a two-game suspension, this won’t be completely tame. Injuries destroyed the Bears’ season and severely struck Minnesota last week when star RB Adrian Peterson tore left knee ligaments. Vikings DE Jared Allen leads the league with 18 1/2 sacks, four short of the NFL record.

Tennessee (8-7) at Houston (10-5) Indianapolis (2-13) at Jacksonville (4-11) Two teams really care about these games, Tennessee and Indy. The T itans have had a nice tur naround year in their first season under coach Mike Munchak, and have done it with only a modest contribution from their best offensive player, RB Chris Johnson. They will rue losing to the 0-13 Colts should they fall one win short of the playoffs. As for the Colts, while their fan base wants them to get lucky — as in the chance to draft Stanford QB Andrew Luck — the players and coaches say all the right things about wanting to finish with a three-game winning streak. Buffalo (6-9) at New England (12-3) New York Jets (8-7) at Miami (5-10) For all the criticism of the Patriots’ weak defense and with all the doubts that they match up with their previous AFC East winners, they will finish with 13 wins, only one behind last year’s supposed powerhouse, if they take down the Bills. The emergence of Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski to go with the always-reliable pass-catching machine Wes Welker has helped Brady get close to Marino’s, uh, Brees’ record. Miami LB Jason Taylor has his farewell game against a team he played for in 2010, yet was always its most-hated rival during his two previous stints with the Dolphins. No question the Dolphins would get supreme satisfaction out of ending the Jets’ playoff hopes.


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The images were of fire and smoke, of wreckage from terrifying, high-speed crashes. Everyone wanted an explanation. There were only investigations and heartbreak — from Las Vegas to the Volga River. Dan Wheldon, months after winning an improbable second title at the Indianapolis 500, died at 33 in an incendiary scene of carnage in the desert in the closing race of the IndyCar season. The hockey club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, one of the best in Russia and featuring for mer NHL players, plunged into a river bank soon after takeoff as it was about to begin a new season. All 37 players, coaches and staff died. Sports lost a roster of greats in 2011: Joe Frazier in boxing, Duke Snider and Harmon Killebrew in baseball, Al Davis in football. Golf’s Seve Ballesteros and the marathon’s Grete Waitz never made it out of their 50s. But the deaths of Wheldon and the entire Lokomotiv team — athletes on the job and in the primes — stood out as both sudden and shocking. Wheldon was one of racing’s most popular drivers, an Englishman whose success never quite registered at home. And even though he already had won Indy in 2005, he had trouble getting rides this season because sponsors were hard to come by. But there he was at the Brickyard in May, sailing to victory out of nowhere, the beneficiary of a rookie mistake by JR Hildebrand with one lap left. “You never know what’s going to happen,” Wheldon said. Less than five months later, his wisdom played out in the most chilling way possible. Wheldon was well behind the leaders at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but moving up. In an eye blink, he was caught in mayhem that would engulf nearly half the 34-car field. His car soared into the air and careened into a post in the fence surrounding the track. The 19 cars that escaped that day later rode five laps in tribute. By year’s end, IndyCar said no one single factor was responsible for the accident, calling it a “perfect storm” of events. “We put so much pressure on ourselves to win races and championships, and that’s what we love to do,” said Dario Franchitti, a former teammate. “Days like today, it doesn’t really matter.” The Lokomotiv team was on its way to Minsk for its opener in the Kontinental Hockey League, the world’s best after the NHL. But before the chartered jet reached full altitude, it smashed alongside a river and burst into flames. It

was one of the worst air disasters in sports history. Investigators later cited lax oversight and insufficient crew training. The players may not have been household names in Europe or North America. But those who know hockey can speak of Pavol Demitra, a Slovakian and three-time NHL AllStar; assistant coach Alexander Karpovtsev, who spent a dozen years in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994; goaltender Stefan Liv, who won an Olympic gold medal with Sweden in 2006; Ruslan Salei, a defenseman from Belarus who played with four NHL teams; Josef Vasicek, a Czech who was with the Carolina Hurricanes when they were Stanley Cup champs in 2006; and Brad McCrimmon, Lokomotiv’s 52-year -old Canadian coach who played in the NHL from 1979 to 1997. The memorial drew some 100,000 people, including Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. “For the first time in my life I had trouble entering an ice arena,” said Vyacheslav Fetisov, the former NHL star and now the KHL chairman. “It’s an inexplicable tragedy.” The crash also put a spotlight on the fear of travel across all sports — teams forever in flight and heading to the next game, crossing time zones and oceans in all sorts of conditions and all sorts of aircraft. The basketball community at Oklahoma State needs no lessons on this. Kurt Budke, the 50-yearold women’s coach, and assistant Miranda Serna, 36, were making a recruiting trip when their small plane went down in Arkansas. Their deaths came not long after the 10th anniversary of a fatal crash involving the school’s men’s basketball team. The doomed Lokomotiv flight culminated hockey’s mournful summer. Three NHL players died in four months. Derek Boogaard, 28, a Rangers enforcer was found dead in his apartment and later determined to have a degenerative condition resulting from hits to the head. Another brawler, 27-year -old Rick R ypien of Winnipeg, battled depression. Recently retired Wade Belak, 35, was said to have hanged himself in Toronto. Boxing sustained a big loss with the death of Frazier, 67, who spent his last days in hospice with liver disease. Smokin’ Joe was not big for a heavyweight, but how to measure his heart and grit? Or the ferocious power of his left hook? Or his sheer will in his three fights with Muhammad Ali? Promoter Bob Arum called him a “great, great warrior.” Frazier — quiet and workmanlike amid the din and commotion that was

Ali — in 1971 became the first to beat “The Greatest.” In their third fight, the epic “Thrilla in Manila,” Frazier’s corner held him back for the last round. Ali said the bout was the “closest thing to dying that I know of.” Also gone from boxing in 2011 were heavyweights Ron L yle, Scott LeDoux and knighted Englishman Henry Cooper. So were Gil Clancy, 88, the trainer who handled Emile Griffith, and Butch Lewis, 65, the promoter who went shirtless under his tuxedo and worked with Frazier and Ali, among others. Davis was in command on pro football’s stage for more than a half-century and died at 82. With his slicked-back hair like some character out of “West Side Story,” he helped shape the game as the primal force behind the Oakland Raiders and as a key player in the AFL-NFL merger. Davis won three Super Bowls with the silver-andblack. He bedeviled commissioners, irked fellow owners and impelled players to, “Just win, baby.” “There was no element of the game of professional football for which Al did not enjoy a thorough and complete level of knowledge and passion,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. Football is now without four running backs who meant much to the game: Cookie Gilchrist, 75, a Bills star from Davis’ AFL days; Joe Perry, 84; John Henry Johnson, 81; and Ollie

Matson, 80, once traded for nine players. Lee Roy Selmon, the defensive end who teamed with his brothers to help send Oklahoma to consecutive national championships before starring for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was 56. There were also a couple of ex-Giants in end Andy defensive Robustelli, 85, and kicker Don Chandler, 76. John Mackey, stricken with dementia and dead at 69, was a force at tight end and later as players’ union president. Ex-Bears safety Dave Duerson was 50, turning a gun on himself, with his family agreeing to donate his brain for research. Orlando Brown, the 360-pounder who missed three seasons after a penalty flag struck him in the eye, died at 40. Bubba Smith, a fearsome 6-foot-7 pass rusher who later cut a more welcoming persona as an actor, was 66. Baseball said goodbye to a couple of sluggers forever tied to their cities. The 84-year -old Snider was “The Duke of Flatbush,” royalty of the highest order and one of Brooklyn’s “Boys of Summer.” He played center field, but at a time when Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle happened to be in New York. Snider hit 407 home runs and in 1955 led Brooklyn to a World Series title at long last. “He was the true Dodger,” ex-Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda said. Killebrew, 74, was a

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balding brute of a hitter who personified the longball muscle of the 1960s. He had 573 homers for the Minnesota Twins, and outside Target Field stands his statue. He was nicknamed “The Killer,” but this was someone who had a milkshake after every game and lent a gentle decency to baseball. “We lost an icon,” former Twins star Kent Hrbek said. “We lost Paul Bunyan.” Baseball could field a strong team from its losses in 2011: Snider could be joined in the outfield by Jim Northrup, Gus Zernial and slap-hitting Matty Alou. Killebrew and Cardinals shortstop Marty Marion would do just fine on the left side of the infield, with George Crowe over at first base. Mike Flanagan, Woodie Fryman, Bob Forsch and Paul Splittorff would win some games on the mound, and bespectacled R yne Duren might throw a few pitches against the screen to keep everyone honest. In the dugout would be a couple of managers with World Series rings: Dick Williams of the Athletics and Chuck Tanner of the Pirates, both 82. In basketball, the clock ran out at 69 on Walt Hazzard, the outstanding point guard on John Wooden’s first championship team at UCLA; Dave Gavitt, 73, who helped create a Big East Conference now tur ned upside down; “Easy” Ed McCauley, 83, out of St. Louis and one of the NBA’s early stars; and

Sher man White, 82, a breathtaking player for Long Island University who was jailed in the 1950s point-shaving scandal. Lorenzo Charles died at 47, driving a charter bus on the highway. His dunk at the buzzer sent North Carolina state over Houston for the 1983 title, one of the NCAA tournament’s signature moments. “It’s still kind of amazing to me that ... people are still talking about it,” he once said. Ballesteros won five majors, but his place in golf was marked by more than championships. With a club in his hand, he was part genius, part daredevil, part entertainer. The Spaniard helped make European golf and the Ryder what they are today. Nick Faldo called him the “greatest show on earth.” Ballesteros had a brain tumor and was 54. “His creativity and inventiveness on the golf course may never be surpassed,” Tiger Woods said. Waitz, too, left a stamp on her sport, taking the marathon to places it had never been. By the time she was done, this lean, blond Norwegian was practically a New Yorker as she glided through the boroughs. She won the city’s marathon there nine times, but she also won in London twice and on so many other courses around the world. She was her sport’s ambassador. Waitz, 57, fought cancer for six years, although she would never say what kind.

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B6 Sunday, January 1, 2012 OBITUARIES

Heather Ham

Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m., at South Park Cemetery, for Heather Nicole Rogers Ham, 21, of Amarillo, Texas, who passed away on Dec. 30, 2011. The Rev. Rick Hale of Grace Community Church will officiate. Heather was bor n in Roswell, Aug. 1, 1990, to Ronald and Peggy Bell Rogers. Heather worked in sales and the garden center at Wal-Mart in Amarillo. She married Matthew Ham in 2009 in Amarillo. Heather is survived by her husband Matthew and son Xander Ham, of the family home. Also surviving her are her parents Ronald Rogers and Peggy Rogers, both of Roswell; brother Seth Rogers and wife Jessica Rogers, of Roswell; sister Rogers, of Savanah Roswell; maternal grandparents Joe and Sharon Bell, of Roswell; paternal grandmother Mary Rogers, of Roswell. She is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ronald “Buddy” Rogers. Heather was a loving mother and devoted wife. She was always quick with a cheerful smile and a contagious laugh that would fill a room. She was a shining light in all our lives, and she will be deeply missed. You may give your respects on line at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

NATION/OBITUARIES E. Winsky, both of Worcester, Mass.; seven grandsons, Jeremy, Thomas, William, Evan and Logan Krasowsky, all of Roswell, and Capt. Zachary Zmayefski of Austin, Texas; a granddaughter Suzanne Zmayefski, of Benton, Ark.; seven great-grandchildren, Victoria Gamboa, of Flower Mound, Texas, Alexis Krasowsky, of Denton, Texas, Mikel Flores, of Roswell, Caitlyn and Evan Kennemer, of Benton, and Mara and her brother Kelton, of Tatum. She was predeceased by her son, John Krasowsky; and grandson, Richard “Ricky” Krasowsky, both of Roswell; and two dear sisters, Ann Ross, of Ore., and Portland, Antoinette Pye, of Webster, Mass. Frances was bor n and raised in Worcester, a daughter of the late Vaclas Navasinskas and Antoinette (Bultrukevicius). She and her husband lived in Aubur n, until 1977, when they moved to Roswell to own and operate the Oasis Dairy Farms Inc. Frances was an accomplished cook of European dishes from her parents’ Lithuanian heritage and her in-laws’ Ukrainian heritage. Her greatest pleasure was to feed her family and extended family members with these dishes. She enjoyed writing stories and having pen pals from all over the world, reading and keeping her family up to date on current health topics. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her. We would like to especially thank all her caregivers, her husband George, son George Jr., her daughter Carolyn, Encompass, Vista Care, Julia, her nurse Lisa, Dr. Denten, Dr. Stiller and all her angels; Alma, Lupita, Claudia, Adriana, Norma and Megan. At Frances’ request, there will be no public service. A private service will be held for the family at a later date.

ceded her in death, as did her parents, her daughter Christy L. Williams, her son Ricky, and brother William J. Butterworth. She is survived by her granddaughter Tara; and brothers-in-law, Robert G. Hanagan and wife Nancy, and Hugh E. Hanagan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Genie’s family moved to St. Louis, where she grew up attending Sacred Heart Academy. She received her BA at Maryville University and her MBA at Washington University. Bill and Genie were married and lived in Bartlesville, Okla. She spent her time raising her two children and doing volunteer work. She was very active in PEO. Genie loved to sew, paint, crossstitch and do all kinds of crafts. She was an avid bridge player. In 1990, after Bill’s retirement, they moved to Roswell and made many friends. Genie learned to play “Hand & Foot” and played with several groups. After moving to Villa Del Rey, she taught many people how to play. Genie was very blessed to have two wonderful caretakers in her life the past two years, Alice Aragon and Lucille Quintana. She enjoyed all the girls at Villa Del Rey and Care By Design also. The family wishes to thank them for caring for her in such a loving manner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Poor Clare Monastery, 809 E. 19th St., Roswell, NM 88201. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.

Methodist Church in Lowell. Survivors include three children, Carleton (Cla) Avery and wife Kathy, of Roswell, David Avery, of Amarillo, Texas, and Jane Ellen Gray, of Roswell; four grandchildren, Chayne and life partner Russell Garcia, of Albuquerque; Chan Avery, of Albuquerque, Matthew Reed, of Lubbock, and Sarah Reed, of Carthage, Tenn.; and one great-grandchild, Avery Lawless, of Carthage. She is also survived by a sister, Judy Clippard, of Swartz Creek, Mich.; a sister -inlaw, Dorothy Avery, of Marquette, Mich.; and seven nieces and a nephew, all of Michigan. Also remembered are step-grandchildren, Saul Gray-Hildebrandt, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Amanda Huggins, of Grand Rapids. Carol was a member of the Clipper Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church. A memorial service and burial will be held in Lowell at a later date. The family request in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106; Cowboy Bell Scholarship Fund, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Roswell, NM 88201; or Friends of the Roswell Public Library, 300 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Roswell, NM 88201. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Viola Chavez Stinnett

Carol H. Avery died Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, 2011, in Roswell. Services are scheduled for her at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, with the Rev. Gorton Smith officiating. Carol was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 15, 1928. She graduated from Lowell High School in Lowell, Mich., in 1946; Grand Valley State College in Grand Rapids, in 1966; and earned her master’s from New Mexico Highlands University in 1976. She taught school at Lowell High School in Lowell, Mich.; Springer High School in Springer; and was the high school librarian in Artesia until her retirement. In 1946, she and Keith W. Avery were married at Snow United

Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Pacquing, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2808 N. Kentucky Ave., for Viola Chavez Stinnett, whom the Lord welcomed into heaven on Dec. 28, 2011. A rosary will be recited at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Mass at 12:10 p.m. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Viola moved to Roswell in 1986 from Smyrna, Tenn., where she resided from 1958 to 1986. While living there, she managed the VFW Club for several years. She then became manager for Marty Robbins’ “Rosa’s Cantina” for 15 years. She was very proud of her cooking and would challenge anyone who thought they could out cook her. The kitchen was her domain, and she would smack your hand if you tried to snack before the meal was served.

and Newt Gingrich will remain at the back of the pack. Another reason: It’s difficult to find true primary voters to poll since so few people vote. Take the 2007 primary polls. As Iowa approached, most national polls said Clinton and Giuliani were the front-runners for the nomination of their parties. The final Associated Press-Ipsos poll that year put Clinton solidly ahead of Barack Obama, while on the GOP side, Giuliani held a comfortable edge over the rest of the field. But Obama won Iowa

for the Democrats, as did Mike Huckabee for the Republicans. The national polling did not say exactly how people would vote in 2008. And 2011 polling won’t reveal who will win in 2012. But countrywide surveys do provide context and help to explain the shifting results as the primaries roll on. In the 2008 nomination contests, polls indicated that voters were focused on the war in Iraq and deeply dissatisfied with the Bush presidency and the country’s direction. Those themes said more

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Frances Krasowsky

Frances (Navasinskas) Krasowsky, of East Grand Plains, Roswell, died peacefully Dec. 28, 2011, at 9:30 a.m., at her home after a long illness. She leaves her husband, George Krasowsky Sr., whom she married on Nov. 22, 1951; two daughters, Carolyn Krasowsky, of Corrales, and Frances Conroy, of Auburn, Mass.; a son, George Krasowsky Jr., of Roswell; two sisters, Albinia Shliapa and Mary

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Eugénie Marie Hanagan, 87, who passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Mission Arch Care Center. The Rev. Andrew Miles, of Assumption Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Eugénie, better known as Genie, was born March 12, 1924, in Pensacola, Fla., to Arthur St. Clair and Marie Christy Butterworth. She was the wife of William Francis Hanagan. He pre-

Roswell Daily Record One of her favorite sayings was, “I’ve cooked all day and you’re not going to ruin your dinner by snacking!” Viola was a very vibrant woman. When she was asked how she was doing, she would say “Still kicking,” and if you asked her age, she would answer, “100 years old.” She did not make it to be 100 years old, but her 93 years on Earth were very rewarding to all who had the pleasure of being a part of it. Viola was born on Sept. 20, 1918, in San Patricio, to Candido and Estella Chavez, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Joann Emeline Brady Nunez, of Roswell; her sons, Bill (Candy), of Roswell and Smyrna, Rick (Debbie), of Smyrna; and foster son, Ron Jenkins, of Smyrna. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Rhonda Nunez, of Roswell, Donna Nunez, of Roswell, Gary Nunez (Christina), of Roswell, Jerry Nunez (Melissa), of Albuquerque, Kellie and Jessica Stinnett, of Smyrna, Jason (Jeannie), of Smyrna, and Amy Stinnett, of Smyrna. She is also survived by 15 greatgrandchildren; 18 greatgreat-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews and friends. She is also survived by her sisters, Willadean Barnes, of Roswell, Dorothy Torrez (Larry), of Roswell; and a brother, Johnny Chavez (Edna), of Tularosa. Waiting to welcome her into heaven along with her parents are her husband Bill Stinnett; brothers, Candido Jr. and Clifford Chavez; sisters, Cecelia Romero, Ethel Maez, and Elizabeth (Libby) Mackey; her son-in-law Arthur (Art) Nunez; grandson, Arthur Michael Nunez; and a special nephew who was like a son, Gerald Maez. Pallbearers are Gary Nunez, Jerry Nunez, Jacob Nunez, Gabe Garcia, Johnny Sambrano and Ruben Ruiz Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Stinnett, Frank Carrillo, Mathew Torrez, Marty Torrez, Larry Torrez and Andrew Nunez. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to All Saints Catholic School. Special thanks to all her nurses at Mission Arch Care Center and especially Candy, Esther and Jessica. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.

at Easter n New Mexico Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home, 1001 N. Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM. A prayer service is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at 6 p.m., at DentonWood Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Oasis Christian Fellowship, 802 S. Main St., Carlsbad, with the Revs. Albert Alvarez, Mary Gonzales, Johnny Gonzales and Albert Castro officiating. Interment will follow in Santa Catarina Cemetery, Carlsbad. Denton-Wood Funeral Home, 575-885-6363, is in charge of the arrangements. Luciy Carrasco Rodriquez was born March 3, 1928, in Jalisco, to Natividad and Florencia (Alvarez) Carrasco. She lived in both Carlsbad and Roswell during her life. Luciy loved children. She was a wonderful mother to her children and grandchildren and also was a foster mother to many children through the years. Luciy enjoyed dancing, music and cooking for the family. She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband Angel Sosa, father of her children; husband, Lupe Rodriquez; daughters, Maria Elena Sosa and Margie Sosa Deutsche; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by six daughters, Yolanda Hinojos and husband Delfin, of Carlsbad, Mary Gonzales and husband Johnny, of Roswell, Virginia Perez and husband Steve of Hobbs, Linda Sosa-Dill and husband Jed, of Roswell, Cindy Sosa and Michael Chavez, of Roswell, and Suzi Finkelstein, of Roswell; 32 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren; brother Nick Carrasco and wife Roselva, of Carlsbad, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Castillo, Delfin Hinojos Jr., Art Garcia, Leo Gonzales Jr., Steve Perez Jr. and Nathaniel Paredes. Honorary pallbearers are Dorie Hinojos Romero, Angela Dunbarr, Vanessa Perez, April Gonzales, Monica Villanueva and Suzi Finkelstein. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.

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Luciy Rodriquez

CARLABAD — Luciy Carrasco Rodriquez, 83, of Roswell, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011,

Roger Covert, 77, passed away on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Services for Roger will be held at a later date. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

A nationwide poll is more thermometer than crystal ball WASHINGTON (AP) — At this point four years ago, national polls taken in the run-up to presidential primaries said to get ready for a faceoff between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton. And in 2004, Howard Dean was coasting to the Democratic nomination to face President George W. Bush. Those match-ups didn’t materialize. As the past has proved, countrywide polls are hardly crystal balls — particularly for primary elections that are won state by state. National surveys are more like thermometers,

giving insights about what people think — and why they think it — rather than predicting how they will vote. State-level polling close to an election can be predictive, but even that is far from precise. Voters always can change their minds and attitudes shift quickly. So there’s no guarantee that Mitt Romney or Ron Paul, who are leading in Iowa polls just days before Tuesday’s leadoff Republican presidential caucuses, will win. And there’s no certainty over whether Rick Santorum, Rick Perry

about why Obama and Republican John McCain won their party’s nomination than the head-to-head matchups did. This year, polls have consistently shown two dominant themes in the GOP race: •A tepid response to the GOP field among Republican voters. •A deep anger among Republicans toward Obama. This sentiment has buoyed Romney through the rise and fall of other candidates. Poll after poll reinforces his status as the candidate who runs

most competitively with Obama and is seen as the most electable. And Republicans sure would like to see Obama voted out of office. In the latest AP-GfK poll, 89 percent of Republicans said he deserved to be voted out, and three-quarters said they expected him to lose. Later this year, the Republicans’ battle for voters and delegates will end and a single Republican nominee will be left standing. But no one should expect today’s polling to say who that will be.


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MARTHA D. URQUIDES-STAAB VISTAS EDITOR

As the holidays wind down and the decorations start to come down, all eyes are on 2012; and New Year’s resolutions are made and vowed to be kept. In order to kick off the new year, health should be the number one priority to fully enjoy the new year to its fullest. The State of New Mexico Department of Health, Public Health Division Region 4 local office has many health care opportunities that people may not be aware of which are available to the community and surrounding areas. The local health office is the main office and governs Region 4, which includes Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Roosevelt, Curry, De Baca, Harding and Quay counties. Within those counties health offices are located in Lovington, Hobbs, Carlsbad, Artesia, Dexter, Roswell, Fort Sumner, Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari. Each of these locations offers wonderful health opportunities for individuals of all ages. The Department of Health wants to promote health and prevent disease and disability, and the programs offered do just that. “We coordinate with the community and collaborate to put on this programs we have. We have so many partners in the community and without them it would be hard,” said Jimmy Masters, health promotion educator for the Region 4 Public Health Division. Masters explained one of the partnerships seen recently is the immunizations given at McDonalds at least once a month where the Blue Cross Blue Shield mobile unit comes here to give children their immunizations. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is partnered with them to help with the immunizations.

Families First

Families First is about addressing the strengths and challenges of mothers, fathers and children. The goal is to improve the quality of birth outcomes and the health of mothers and children in New Mexico. This is a service provided to the public by Medicaid managed care.

Family Planning

Family Planning services that are offered are medical history/physical family planning counseling, a supply of a contraceptive method of choice, pregnancy testing, laboratory tests, testing and counseling for sexually transmitted infections (STD’s). Educational services are also provided such as service learning programs, adult-teen communication programs, comprehensive sex education, and male involvement.

Immunizations

Immunizations like flu shots are available before and during flu season to prevent the illness of yourself and others.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Women may be eligible for no cost breast and cervical health information, no cost mammograms, pap tests and other clinical services. To qualify you must be at least 30 years of age, not have health insurance and meet the income

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CMS provides care coordination of chronic conditions in children, ages birth to 21 years of age. CMS accepts referrals and provides case management that will assist the family through difficult medical systems that can benefit in the care of the child. CMS sponsors specialty clinics for children, i.e. asthma, cleft palate, neurology, endocrine, genetics, nephrology and metabolic clinics. Eligibility includes being a N.M. resident, having a chronic illness or disability covered by the CMS program and within the financial guidelines.

School health clinical services are provided in many schools throughout Region 4. Community based school health teams are onsite in schools and available to students and staf f. In addition the school health team works school with boards and communities in the areas of planning and policy development.

CMS (Children’s Medical Services)

Epidemiology

Community epidemiology works to identify public health problems pertinent to the population of southeastern New Mexico. It provides community partners, agency colleagues and health planning councils with support for selecting or developing measures, evaluating health improvement projects or tracking health status changes.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness helps individuals be prepared for emergencies by providing training on models for emergency response and networks with all county local emergency prepared groups in this local region.

Health Promotion

Health promotion consists of a team of individuals who work with community health councils to plan and coordinate health planning in their community. The team is trained to provide on-site consultation and training for community and school groups in all aspects of public health. The team provides training on evaluation, working with data, and community health improvement plans. This team also provides educational sessions on a wide variety of topics such as hygiene, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, body image/media literacy and health nutrition.

Infectious Disease Program

This program works closely with all public health nurses, community providers and infection control professionals. Reportable diseases are investigated and entered in the New Mexico Electronic Disease Surveillance System. This program provides counseling, screening, treatment, contact investigation, referral, and outreach to high risk individuals.

STD/HIV Programs

The STD/HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis programs provide counseling screening, treatments, contact investigation, referral, harm reduction (needle exchange) program and provides outreach to

Office of school and adolescent health

Vital Records

The Department of Public Health can help register those important records that pertain to health and births. Some records include registering N.M. birth and death certificates for the state, issue copies of birth and death certificates, process court ordered amendments, corrections to vital records and many other services to records.

Tobacco Use Prevention and Control (TUPAC)

This program provides free cessation services in English and Spanish to anyone interested in quitting tobacco use through local quit coaches. Free community educational services about the effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke are also available.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

The WIC program provides nutrition education and supplemental food for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women as well as infants and children through age 5. Qualification for the WIC program is based on both financial and nutritional need.

With such programs available yearround, Department of Health has partnered with the Chaves County Extension office to bring a lifestyle intervention course to help prevent Type 2 diabetes. The course meets one day for 16 weeks and is scheduled to start mid to late January on Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at the Chaves County Extension Office, 200 E. Chisum. The course will even provide follow-up support for six months after the course. The best part, is that it’s free and open to the public. “We are trying to encourage the public to get their flu shots each year, children get their vaccinations, eat well to prevent diabetes, exercise, our focus is prevention from illness and promote wellness,” said Masters. While ringing in the new year, health could be the number one thought on the minds of most. Department of Health can be the first step to help toward a healthy lifestyle. For more information visit the Roswell Public Health Office at 200 E. Chisum or call 624-6050. For additional information visit the Department of Health Region 4 office at #9 E. Challenger or call 347-2409. vistas@rdrnews.com

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Consider making lasting change this new year

Q: What is the secret to keeping New Year’s resolutions? Do they ever work? Juli: In the month of January, the gyms are filled, health food flies off the shelves and the consumption of vices decreases as people temporarily change their habits. But by February, almost every resolution has been broken! I’m sure a few people every year manage to get in shape, stop smoking, read through the Bible, and become better parents. What’s the "secret"? Some would say discipline, accountability and choosing reasonable goals. Those are certainly important ingredients to lasting change. But I think the secret is something very different: motivation. I’ve seen very few people change important habits in their lives starting on Jan. 1. When the beginning of a

fresh, new year prompts the desire for growth, the motivation goes only as deep as the calendar. When people truly revolutionize an area of their lives, it is because they begin to confront pain. I’m not speaking of the temporary pain of a hangover or a fight with your spouse. I’m referring to the pain of looking in the mirror and asking, "What am I doing with my life?" Change comes when we recognize at the deepest level that the way we’re currently living is causing pain for us and for others. Ironically, most of our bad habits are ways of escaping pain. Addictions like smoking and overeating temporarily relieve anxiety. Explosive anger and avoidance are attempts to avoid the agony of abandonment and rejection. You will change when you realize that the pain of

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your coping is more destructive than the pain you’re avoiding. And you will change when you realize that there’s hope for healing. Focus on the Family exists to point you to that hope found in trusting God and His design for family and restoration. If you’re ready for change and think we can help, call us at 1-800-A-FAMILY. Q: My wife believes all three of our kids need cellphones in order to keep connected with us. But only one of them, our daughter, is even old

enough to drive. Is this a good idea? Jim: A cellphone hardly seems like a necessity for an 8-year-old. But if your daughter has reached the age of 16 and not yet begged you for a phone, I’m impressed! There’s certainly value in having your family connected via phone once your kids enter the high school years. Knowing your daughter is just a phone call or a text away can bring peace of mind. For this reason alone, we’d recommend that you allow her

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to get a phone. Of course, she’ll be using it for more than just emergencies or checking in. While many teens avoid using their phones for nefarious purposes, they do end up simply wasting a lot of time texting, Facebooking and so on. And there are genuine dangers, as well. You need to warn your daughter about har mful activities such as "sexting," or talking or texting while driving. One way to avoid some of this would be to go the ultra-cheap route -either getting a voice-only plan (no data options for texting or the Web), or even finding a used "emergencies only" phone that can dial 911, without purchasing a calling plan. Whether you get a phone only for your daughter or for every child in the family, you’ll need to lay down some ground rules. Will the

kids help cover the cost of your plan? If there are monthly limits on talking and texting, how will they be penalized if those limits are exceeded? Make sure the rules are laid out in advance, as well as the consequences for breaking those rules. Help your kids understand that having a phone is a privilege that can be revoked if it is abused. (Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, cohost of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three.) (Submit your questions to: ask@FocusOnTheFamily.co m) 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-5817500

Painting columns, sculpting dolls and cooking with figs Information on painting columns to resemble bronze, sculpting dolls, and cooking with fresh and dried figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Jan. 5, at noon. Jamie Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock, Texas, will show how to paint columns or any accessory using oil rubbed bronze to coordinate cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures which are shown in today’s new home construction.

Author and doll maker, Terese Cato has been making sculpted dolls for years. She will show how to sculpt the doll’s face before it is attached to the body. Her book is titled “Make Cloth Dolls. A Foolproof Way to Sew Fabric Friends.” She lives in North Las Vegas, Nev. Robert Del Grande represents the California Fig Advisory Board, and he explains that traditionally fresh and dried figs are used in sweet dishes but they can be the per fect ingredient in savory preparations, too – and he’ll

demonstrate one of the recipes he serves in his restaurant in Houston, Texas. Information on preparing light and healthy recipes and teaching kids to quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at noon and on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. Connie Moyers will demonstrate preparing some light and healthy recipes. She is with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service and lives in Clovis. Maggie Ball, author and

quilting expert, will show how to teach kids to quilt, and she has four different patterns that involve both hand and machine quilting. Her company is Dragonfly Quilts and she’s from Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Caramelized Onion, Fig and Goat Cheese Tarts

1 tablespoon olive oil 3 medium onions, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 4 frozen prepared 4-inch puff pastry tart shells 8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled 8 fresh California figs, sliced In heavy skillet over low heat, heat oil and sauté onions, cooking gently for 10 minutes or until very soft. Add butter, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar; continue to cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 20 to 30 minutes until onions are very soft, caramelized and jam-like. Cool. Preheat oven to

375° F. Divide onion mixture among pastry shells; top with sliced figs and crumbled goat cheese. Crimp edges of each tart in about 8 places to make free form; arrange on baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or as directed on package, until golden and crisp. “Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.

Need help avoiding holiday hangover? Less booze, more H2O

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Colleen Gorman has a holiday ritual that doesn’t involve buying presents or counting down to midnight: She goes online to look for new hangover remedies she hasn’t tried. She already has scratched of f those big “prevention” pills, vitamins and chugging sports drinks, along with more quirky folk remedies including peanut butter sandwiches. “My fiance says I should probably just drink less,” said Gorman, 28, of Chicago. Experts say that’s good advice for everyone. “The only way to prevent a hangover is to not get drunk,” said Boston University researcher Jonathan Howland. That might be too radical a remedy for many revelers, but it’s the only one proven to work. Still, there are strategies that can soften the blow. Topping the list? Don’t drink on an empty stomach, said Sam Zakhari, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s metabolism and health effects division. Food helps absorb alcohol and delay its toxic effects on the body. Drinking plenty of water before, during and after also helps because alcohol can dehydrate the body.

Kim Khan teaches at the American Professionals Bartending School in Villa Park, Ill., and devotes a class to serving responsibly. That includes encouraging bar patrons to drink water. Khan, who also tends bar, says alternating drinks with glasses of water helps and is a method she uses “because I’ve been doing this way too long.” Some people think choosing clear alcohols is safer, because darker-colored drinks contain more compounds called congeners. That is based on an unproven theory that those compounds cause the body to make toxins that upset the stomach and cause other hangover symptoms, said Howland, a researcher in the emergency medicine department. But no one really knows what causes hangovers, which makes preventing them a challenge, Howland said. He’s hoping to find a clue in his research into why some people don’t get hangovers. About 1 in 4 drinkers never feel yucky after overindulging. In Howland’s lab, that includes study subjects given normally “intoxicating” doses — about six beers for men and five for women. That may seem enviable, but Howland said those 25 percenters also may be

more likely than the rest of us to become alcoholics. Some experts think hangover symptoms are caused by toxins from methanol after the body breaks down the ethanol alcohol in booze. That’s why some people swear by “the hair of the dog” — more alcohol the next day. But Howland says if that helps, it only delays the inevitable. The list of purported remedies for preventing or treating hangovers includes a witch’s brew of products, including milk thistle, honey, bitters and soda, Pedialyte, cranberry juice and Tabasco sauce. None has been scientifically proven to work, Howland said. Brian Chui, a 23-year old Los Angeles publicist, says he’s tried a lot of them, but so far, “nothing works that great for me.” This year, Chui says he may try new anti-hangover pills combining aspirin and caffeine that his friends have been touting. Zakhari, the government expert, said the product may or may not be harmful, but could give drinkers “a false sense that ‘I can drink as I wish because I have the cure.”’ Some people think popping a couple of Tylenol tablets after a night of drinking will help prevent hangover symptoms, but

experts warn that can be dangerous. Both alcohol and acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, are broken down in the liver, and taking them together can cause irreversible liver damage. The risk of combining the two is small in a healthy person taking a recommended dose of Tylenol. But Zakhari says aspirin and ibuprofen are safer alternatives to treat hangover -related ills, and the best advice is to avoid Tylenol for a couple of days after drinking because even some healthy people may be vulnerable. Plus more than 600 over-the-counter medicines contain acetaminophen, so it’s pretty easy to accidentally take too much. Alcohol can irritate the stomach and aspirin and ibuprofen can cause stomach-bleeding, so they should be used with caution, a govermment publication on hangovers advises. A study to be published in the February edition of the jour nal Drug Safety found that cases of liver damage linked with accidental overdoses of acetaminophen more than doubled between 2000 and 2007. The analysis of data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers found a rise in liver damage caused by aceta-

minophen alone, and in medicine combining it with opiate drugs, which includes the painkiller Vicodin. The study lacked data on alcohol use, but it’s likely some cases involved drinking, said study author Randall Bond, a medical toxicologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Most liver damage seen in the study was minor, he said. Of course, routine, excessive use of alcohol alone can cause liver damage, so making hangovers a habit is not a good idea. T ime is really the only cure, Zakhari said. Because drinking alcohol

can cause fitful sleep, getting extra sleep the next day can help. Zakhari advises calling in sick if it happens to be workday. “I have seen some people go to work with a hangover and their output is somewhere between zero and 1,” he said. As for Zakhari, he’s never even been drunk. He can’t tolerate alcohol. “If I drink more than one drink, I get nauseous and vomit,” he said. So to celebrate this year, he’ll probably have a “casual glass of wine with dinner with friends and watch the ball drop.” Cheers!

If you’re gardening more but enjoying it less, maybe it’s time to add some laborsaving ideas to that list of New Year’s resolutions. “There’s no such thing as ‘no maintenance’ gardening. All gardens require some effort,” said Christopher Starbuck, an associate professor with the University of Missouri’s Division of Plant Sciences at Columbia. “But one good way to reduce the workload is consolidation, and you can do that by going with raised beds.” More crops can be grown and grown more easily when concentrated in small areas, he said. That simplifies

adding organic matter to the soil, and it also makes plants more accessible for watering and weeding. “Start in one corner and put in a few raised beds per year. Just peck away at it,” Starbuck said. “You’ll find it takes a lot less energy and produces higher yields in the end.” Other low-maintenance, smart gardening suggestions include: — Using less fertilizer. Recycle as many nutrients as possible by leaving grass clippings on the lawn or foliage over plant beds. Base fertilizer use on soil tests, Starbuck said. “Over-fertilization leads

to excessive growth that needs frequent pruning or mowing.” — Mulching. “Mulch is the ultimate low-tech, highimpact gardening tool,” said Doug Welsh, a professor and extension horticulturist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service at College Station. “It conserves water, cools temperatures in summer and warms them in winter. It also keeps the weeds down.” — Native plants. “Choose plants adapted to your environment,” Welsh said. “Don’t try to grow Bluegrass in Texas or rhubarb in the South. You can always be a pioneer, but it takes more

effort to grow plants not native to your environment.” — Containers. You can manage water and fertilizer use more easily in containers, Welsh said. “The biggest mistake people make with containers is getting them too small,” he said. “Start almost at the whiskey barrel size and then scale down to what your plants really need.” — Xeriscaping. Choosing drought-tolerant plants saves on water and watering time, two big pluses for busy gardeners. “All plants within a (planting) zone should have the same water requirements and be watered as a group,” according to a Clemson Uni-

versity fact sheet. Avoid highmaintenance plants, or put them where they can be reached easily with a soaker hose. Choose day lilies, iris and other perennials that require little attention. — Reducing lawn size. Replace it with perennial beds, decks, trails, sidewalks or mulch. “Grass is one of the highest input plants that we grow,” Welsh said. “Turf means watering, mowing, fertilizing and pest control. Do you really need 5,000 square feet of grass?” — Naturalizing. Incorporate your surroundings and let plants grow wild, said Sydney Eddison, author of “Gar-

dening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older.” (Timber Press, 2010). “If you even own a scrap of woodland, you can make an extension of your garden by edging it with a few berried and flowering shrubs,” she said. “Naturalize daffodils on the forest floor.”

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Downsize, simplify to ease your garden workload

— Easing Up. If all else fails, simply relax your attitude about gardening, Missouri’s Starbuck said. “Training yourself to enjoy a more chaotic look is the single most important thing you can do to reduce the amount of time you spend in the garden.”


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with me guilt-ridden and in tears. As an adult, I celebrate my birthday with my husband and son. We keep it low-key and I’m surrounded by the unconditional love I craved as a child. I have tried bowing out and asked that gifts be made to charity instead, but I am told, “Oh, come on! We ALL have to go through this.” I went so far as to confide to the party planners why I’m so uncomfortable. To my horror, a few of them began complaining about how hard they worked pulling everything together or how late they stayed up baking the cake, etc. It was like hearing my parents all over again. Am I being too sensitive? I’d appreciate your opinion. SPARE ME IN MICHIGAN

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DEAR ABBY: I have a problem that happens once a year — my birthday at work. There’s a huge potluck with cake, banners, gifts and a card that has been circulating around the office for a week. I cringe at the attention. Everyone means well, but these celebrations are pure torture for me. I’m a 7-year-old all over again, trying my best to keep the anxiety and waterworks in check. It goes back to my childhood. Growing up, we were very poor, and my parents made it clear that sacrifices had been made for my “big day,” which always ended up

DEAR SPARE ME: Because you have tried talking to your co-workers about the special circumstances surrounding your reason for not wanting an office celebration, it’s time to talk to your supervisor or someone in human resources. I see no reason why you should have to suffer emotional

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DEAR ABBY: My mother never liked my paternal grandmother. Grandma “Jane” was tolerated, but often treated as an object of ridicule or contempt. My sister unquestioningly absorbed my mother’s prejudice against her and is blatantly rude to her. Over the years I have grown close to Grandma Jane. My husband and I visit her regularly. Dad knows, but says it’s better if Mom doesn’t know. Grandma has asked me several times if I know why Mom dislikes her. She’s in her 90s, isolated from her family and desperately searching for answers. I can only imagine it stems from some disagreement dating back to before I was born. I am also sad that Dad won’t visit his mother because Mom won’t go with him. I can’t believe Grandma Jane has done anything

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DEAR LOYAL AND CARING: Not knowing the details of what caused the rift, I’m advising you to do as your father has suggested. If he were stronger, he would have insisted decades ago that his mother be treated with respect. That he would allow her to be ridiculed or treated rudely in his presence while he remained silent is shameful. While you can’t heal the breach, you can remain caring and supportive of your grandmother. When she can no longer live independently, she will need someone to help her or to move her to assisted living. The ideal person to watch over her then would be you.

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to deserve being forced to die alone, and it hurts knowing my mother would be so vindictive out of spite. Grandma’s good health can’t last forever. I worry what will happen when she can no longer live independently. I believe in reconciliation, tolerance and a little maturity, but I know I am in the minority. What can I possibly do? LOYAL DAUGHTER, CARING GRANDDAUGHTER

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Dear Readers: Do you know what WASHING SODA is? Is it the same as baking soda? Nope, it is not! Washing soda (or sodium carbonate, soda ash or sodium crystals) is generally used as a laundry booster and a strong household cleaner. Here are some other ways to use washing soda: Dissolve soap scum on tubs, sinks and tile by mixing a solution of 1/2 cup of washing soda and a gallon of warm water. Scrub the entire area and rinse. (Not safe on fiberglass.) Remove grease from stovetops, and especially a dirty, grimy exhaust fan, by using the washingsoda solution mentioned above. Always be sure to wear gloves when working with washing soda. Washing soda usually can be found near the laundry detergent. If you are unable to find it, try asking a store associate for help. Heloise #####

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Dear Readers: Recycling hints using 2-liter plastic bottles: * Cut off the bottom and use as a small planter. * Cut and use the top as a funnel. * Use to freeze water for a cooler. * Use the bottom as a water or food bowl when traveling with pets. Heloise ##### Dear Heloise: I have children and grandchildren living in another state, so I often mail packages to them. Recently, I discovered a neat trick for packing fragile items: 1. Partially fill a plastic shopping bag with the contents of a shredder. 2. Tie the bag, pressing the air out of it. 3. Now the bag easily can be crammed around, in and under the item (use as many bags as necessary to fill the box completely). 4. When the recipient opens the box, the confetti is contained and makes no mess. NOTE: The key is to not fill the bags more than half-full so that they remain pliable. I now empty my shredder into the bags and keep them ready for the next time I want to mail a package. Amy Pace, Kingsport, Tenn.

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Florida will be hit the hardest by the closing of Sears and Kmart stores, losing 11, according to a preliminary list of 79 planned closures released Thursday. Ohio, Michigan and Georgia are not far behind with six store closures planned in their states. Tennessee, North Carolina and Minnesota are set to lose four stores each. A spokeswoman for Sears Holding Corp. said each store employs between 40 and 80 people. None of the closures announced so far are in Sears’ home state of Illinois. The 125-year-old retailer said on Tuesday it would close up to 120 stores to raise cash. The projected closings represent only about 3 percent of Sears Holdings’ U.S. stores. Sears and Kmart merged in 2005. The company now has about 3,560 stores in the U.S. That’s up from 3,500 immediately after the merger. Here is the list of closures announced so far http://www.searsmedia.com/tools/ 122711—close.pdf: — Florida (11): Sears in Deland, Stuart, West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Crystal River; Kmart in Fernandina Beach, Callaway, New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine, Orange City and Pompano Beach. — Ohio (6): Kmart in Chagrin Falls, Springfield, Toledo (2), Medina and Columbus. — Michigan (6): Sears in Brighton, Harper Woods, Monroe, Adrian, Washington Town-

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ship and Chesterfield Township. — Georgia (6): Sears in Macon; Kmart in Buford, Douglasville, Atlanta, Columbus and Jonesboro. — Tennessee (4): Sears in Antioch, Cleveland, Oak Ridge; Kmart in Hendersonville. — North Carolina (4): Sears in High Point, Morehead City, Rocky Mount and Statesville. — Minnesota (4): Kmart in Willmar, Duluth, New Hope and White Bear Lake. — Kentucky (3): Sears in Middleboro; Kmart in Winchester and Hazard. — Alabama (3): Sears in Mobile; Kmart in Auburn and Gadsden. — California (3): Sears in San Diego (2) and El Monte. — Virginia (3): Sears in Norfolk; Kmart in Midlothian and Richmond. — Indiana (3): Sears in Anderson; Kmart in St. John and Indianapolis. — Colorado (3): Sears in Longmont; Kmart in Glenwood Springs and Broomfield. — Mississippi (3): Sears in Jackson, McComb and Columbus. — New Hampshire (2): Sears in Nashua and Keene. — Missouri (2): Sears in Lee’s Summit and St. Louis. — Wisconsin (2): Sears in West Baraboo;

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Diana Hall and Thomas Jones of Niwot, Colo., visit Sears in Longmont, Colo., on Thursday. The Hoffman Estates-based retailer Sears announced specific stores it would close on Thursday. Kmart in Rice Lake. — Pennsylvania (2): Sears in Upper Darby and Pottstown. — Washington (2): Sears in Walla Walla; Kmart in Lacey. — Iowa (2): Kmart in Cedar Rapids and

Davenport. — Idaho (1): Sears in Lewiston. — Maryland (1): Sears in Ellicott City. — Kansas (1): Sears in Lawrence. — Oregon (1): Sears in Roseburg. — South Carolina (1): Sears in Sumter.

American Brat Pack: where airline CEOs came of age

NEW YORK (AP) — From an office at the end of a Dallas runway in the 1980s, the modern airline business was born. There in cubicles with thin, gray carpet and shared computers, young graduates of the top business schools were tasked with making sense of deregulation — a new era when the government no longer dictated routes or prices. Under American Airlines’ then CEO Robert L. Crandall, they issued the first frequent flier miles, developed the hub system and found a way to fill empty seats with deeply discounted fares. Standards were high. Perfection was demanded. Those who excelled were quickly promoted, regardless of how young or new to the company they were. At the time, being a financial analyst on the second floor of American’s headquarters was unlike any other job in the industry. Today, four of them are running airlines — including American — themselves. “It was a magical time,” says Virgin America CEO David Cush, 51. “You didn’t know where these guys were going to end up, but you knew you were hanging around with a bunch of smart guys.” US Airways CEO Doug Parker, 50, and Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza, 50, got their start alongside Cush. Tom Horton, the other member of this airline Brat Pack, arguably hit it even bigger — taking over as CEO of the airline where they all started. But the job that he inherited is a long way from American’s glory days under Crandall. The 1980s “was sort of a golden moment for American,” says Michael Useem, director of the Center for AP Photo Leadership and Change Management at The University In this Oct. 10, 2011, file photo, David Cush, CEO of Virgin America, speaks during an interview at The Associated Press, in of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. New York. Today, American is struggling with old jets and high labor costs. Once the largest airline in the world, Ameri- These young analysts were driven by their bosses and ating officer of Dish Network. can is now in third place behind Delta Air Lines Inc. and each other. And nobody pushed harder than Crandall. American’s headquarters was an energetic place. ComUnited-Continental Holdings Inc., which became bigger “The most competent got promoted very rapidly,” says petition was fierce but friendly. The analysts often bounced and more efficient through mergers. But the most- Crandall, who retired in 1998. “That made American a ideas off each other while playing Nerf basketball in a painful jab for the carrier came last month when Ameri- very good place to work. And the consequence of that is we cubicle. can’s parent, AMR Corp., sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy attracted a lot of very, very bright people.” “If somebody did good work, the other guy wanted to do protection — the same day it promoted Horton, 50. Crandall required major initiatives in other departments better work,” says Jeff Katz, an American alumnus who Horton and Parker declined requests for interviews. — from marketing to flight planning — to be vetted by the went on to become CEO of Swissair, then led the online American’s success at molding future leaders echoes finance department, exposing the analysts to all aspects of travel company Orbitz before landing the top job at Nextag, the success of big companies such as General Electric the industry. He wanted to know the exact cost and poten- an online shopping website. and Procter & Gamble. Those companies were known for tial benefit of any change. Despite being at competing airlines today, many of the weeding out underperforming executives and giving Three decades later, most still recall the CEO’s persist- former American analysts still keep in touch. From the those who showed promise responsibilities well beyond ence. start, they were a social group. their rank. After work, beers were had at the Euless Yacht Club — a The worst thing you could do was say you didn’t want to “These companies made developing great leaders a waste his time with the details. Crandall thrived on those land-locked dive bar that was the closest place to headdefining element of their DNA,” Useem says. details and demanded them of his staff. He was known to quarters. Other nights, it was margaritas at Esparza’s, a American didn’t just create CEOs. Dozens of its young quiz station managers on how much they spent on rags. If nearby Mexican restaurant. financial analysts from the 1980s went on to become top they didn’t know, they were told they didn’t really underThere were Texas Rangers games, a basketball league executives at most of the major airlines. Others held stand their operation. that Parker played in and the occasional lunchtime trip to senior roles at travel companies including Orbitz and “They didn’t care if you were too young or didn’t have Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse. “We were all single and many people met their spouses Royal Caribbean. enough years of experience. All they cared about was if you They all came to American because it was the center were competent and able to do a good job,” says Bernie there,” says Teri L. Brooks, who rose to head human of innovation in an industry on the verge of a revolution. Han, who worked at American from 1988 until 1991. He resources at American before leaving in 1996. She started There were challenges found nowhere else. For instance: later became the chief financial officer at America West the same year as David Brooks. Five and a half years later, how do you create the first curbside check-in system? and then held that title at Northwest. He is now chief oper- they were married. He now runs American’s cargo division.

City’s new fire station has finished construction

City of Roswell Fire Station 3: Construction is complete on the new fire station that replaces the station at 2909 N. Garden Ave. It was a new construction project that features 13 dorm rooms, houses up to 16 people, and has bays for eight vehicles. (Located at 2800 N. Wilshire Blvd.)

Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference: The new hotel and conference center is in plan review and full construction of the 65,000square-foot, four-story building is expected to start before year end. It will feature a large meeting room as well as other full service amenities. (Located on North Main Street due east of Murphy Express Gas Station) Dollar General: This new construction project started at the end of October and is moving at a

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rapid pace. Construction of the 9,100-square-foot building is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2012. (Located at 1706 W. Second St.)

Dollar Tree: The project is a 12,000-square-foot renovation/conversion project of the former Walgreen’s building on South Main Street. (Located at 1700 S. Main St. across from Kmart)

Marriott Towneplace Suites: The 71-room, extended-stay hotel

is moving forward. Construction is expected to take approximately one year and the finished product will cater to extended-stay guests. More information to follow. (Located just west of La Quinta on East 19th Street across from Roswell Regional Hospital)

Allsup’s Renovation: The north store is undergoing extensive renovations. Approximately 1,800 square feet will be added onto the existing building on both the north and south sides and the entire building will be completely renovated. (Located at 2501 N. Main St. across from KFC) Poor Claire Monastery: A new kitchen has been added to the existing building and they will soon start on a new addition that will be the new infirmary. (Located at 809 E. 19th Street)

Washington Federal Renovation: The 17,000-square-foot bank building is undergoing extensive renovations and upgrades. Once complete, Washington Federal will utilize 5,000 square feet and lease out the remaining 12,000 to a prospective tenant. (Located at 300 N. Pennsylvania Ave.)

Roswell Community Little Theatre Renovation: The RCLT is moving into the old Park Twin Movie Theater. The project is a 5,974-square-foot renovation and will be completed in two phases. It will seat approximately 182 people when complete. Phase I includes remodeling the theater room on the north with a new stage and seating and renovations to the lobby and bathrooms. It will also include leveling the floor of the south theater room to prepare for Phase II.

(Located at 1717 S. Union Ave. in the former Park Twin Movie Theater)

Far mers Market Renovation/Expansion: Farmers will undergo an extensive renovation and expansion to the existing building. The project will encompass the former Inspirations Gift shop to the South. (Located at 2810 N. Main St. next to Westlake Hardware) Development Information – Permits New Residential permits pulled in December — 5 New Commercial per mits pulled in December — 1 Total New Permits Pulled in 2011 (Residential) — 29 Total New Permits Pulled in 2011 (Commercial) —3


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Orton can hurt Broncos 1 last time Sunday

DENVER (AP) — Kyle Orton won’t come out and say it, calling his much-anticipated return to Denver on Sunday just another chance TO take the field and play a football game. It’s a whole lot more than that. With a victory over the Broncos, Orton, who was masterful in ending the Green Bay Packers’ perfect season two weeks ago, perhaps can secure starter’s money and a longterm deal he’s been longing for as he heads off into unrestricted free agency. And he could also help Kansas City Chiefs interim coach Romeo Crennel secure his own future. Perhaps biggest of all, Orton can stick it to the team that benched him after he finally caved under the weight of Tebowmania and the Broncos stumbled to a 1-4 start. The stakes are even higher for Tim Tebow, who’s gone 7-3 with a series of fourth-quarter comebacks that galvanized a city and captivated the league. Tebow has stumbled himself the last two weeks, committing five turnovers in back-to-back losses that have rendered Sunday’s reunion a high-stakes showdown. If Tebow can beat the guy he couldn’t beat out in training camp, the Broncos (8-7) will win the AFC West and clinch their first playoff berth since 2005, when Mike Shanahan and Jake Plummer were still around. They could lose and still get in, if San Diego wins at Oakland, but the Broncos don’t want to leave it up to anyone else to bail them out. A victory over the Chiefs (6-9) would also validate Broncos boss John Elway’s dangerous decision to release Orton on Nov. 22 knowing full well the Chiefs had lost Matt Cassel to a hand injury and were likely to put in a waiver claim. They did, saving the Broncos $2.6 million in salary — the same amount they’d paid him to ride pine for six weeks after his demotion. Orton could make them pay an even heftier price if he keeps the Broncos out of the postseason party. That would make Denver’s front office look foolish for granting him his request to be released and would stamp Elway’s first — and otherwise successful — season as an NFL executive with a black eye over a blunder that could long hang over the franchise that has won just one playoff game since Elway hoisted the Super Bowl trophy in 1999. If the Broncos win, Orton is a mere footnote in this scintillating season that’s included four consecutive fourth-quarter comebacks, a 1,000-yard bounce-back season by Willis McGahee, clutch kicks galore by Matt Prater, and a defensive revival led by Pro Bowlers Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller. At 2-5, the Broncos appeared headed for another debacle like last year’s franchiseworst 4-12 finish, but they revamped their offense to fit Tebow’s unorthodox skill set and surged to the top of their division. So, here comes Orton vs. Tebow, although

both teams cringe at the very mention of it. “It’s the Broncos vs. the Chiefs, that’s how we look at it,” Dumervil said. “Yeah, Kyle was here and maybe it would be more sensitive to him, but for the guys here in the locker room, we’re worried about getting ourselves in the playoffs.” “I don’t pay attention because I don’t care about all that,” Broncos safety Raheem Moore added of the Orton vs. Tebow hype. “The focus should be on the Chiefs and Broncos. Forget about all that jibber jabber. Let’s give the fans what they want to see and let’s compete, and may the best man win.” Orton is clearly the better passer, Tebow the better scrambler. In almost every other category, Orton is better — except under pressure. That’s when it’s Tebow Time. He’s guided the Broncos to victory six times when they were trailing in the second half, winning once as time expired and three more games in overtime. After winning his first six starts for the Broncos — and the hype was nothing like when Tebow won six straight this season — Orton went just 6-21 in Denver. He never endeared himself to the fans, who didn’t really like him first because he wasn’t Jay Cutler and then because he wasn’t Tim Tebow. Win or lose, Orton was serenaded this summer and fall with chants of “Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!” “And you get tired of that, and you’re the starting quarterback and you go out there and it’s all 15 jerseys and he runs out there and everyone’s cheering,” Elway said recently. “That’s why it was good for Kyle to get a new start in Kansas City. And we knew we may have to face him down the line and we kind of took that risk.” Orton asked for a trade last offseason and the Broncos tried to accommodate him. But talks with the Miami Dolphins fizzled, so new coach John Fox threw open the quarterback competition in camp and Orton won it hands-down. Then came a loss to Oakland in the opener when Orton dropped the slick football with a tight end open in the end zone for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter. It was all downhill from there. Now, Orton has a chance, deliberately this time, to hurt the Broncos again. “I think when you look at it, we don’t want to be in the situation where we’re at, eliminated and all that stuff. That’s disappointing,” Orton said. “But the fact remains in the NFL you get 16 weeks to prove yourself to your teammates and you know, that’s not a lot of chances. That’s how I’m going to look at that. It’s just another week to come out and prove my preparation and play with my teammates.” We all know better, and so does Crennel, who said he’s certain Orton is jacked up to play the Broncos. “Sure. I mean, he’s human. Hey, you would be jacked up if you were going up

Win over Bills would give Pats No. 1 seed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is just a few long passes away from throwing for 5,000 yards this season. He even has a chance to overtake Drew Brees for the NFL record. More importantly, Brady wants to beat the Buffalo Bills. So if he has to keep handing the ball off to accomplish that on Sunday, that’s what he’ll do. “What I like to think about is our offensive production and if we’re getting the ball in the end zone, if we’re winning games, if we’re building on our performance week to week,” Brady said. “Personal records and anything like that, really, in a team sport, to me, there’s just not any emphasis on those. We’re trying to win team awards.” One more win, or a tie, would give the New England Patriots home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. They still could clinch that if they lose and both the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers lose or tie in their regular -season finales on Sunday. But Brady’s not focusing on that either. “We’re not thinking about anything beyond this weekend,” he told reporters. “I keep saying that every week. I know you guys probably think I’m full of crap, but it’s a very short-term focused team. We just try to stay focused on the present and that’s trying to have good practices and ultimately be prepared for our game on Sunday.” Brady missed practice on Wednesday, an absence the Patriots said was not injury related. He took part on a limited basis on Thursday because of an injury to his nonthrowing, left shoulder. He needs just 103 yards passing to post the fourth 5,000-yard season in NFL history. Brees did it for the second time in his career on Monday night when he reached 5,087, breaking the record of 5,084 set by Dan Marino in 1984. Brees also has one game left when the New Orleans Saints, with a shot at a playoff bye, host the Carolina Panthers. “Yeah, it’s a great story,” said Patriots coach Bill Belichick, looking ahead only to Sunday’s game. “Last time I watched Marino throw, I don’t know when that was. I’m just trying to concentrate on Buffalo.” With good reason. Buffalo beat New England 34-31 on a last-play field goal in Week 3 when the Bills intercepted four of Brady’s passes. The Bills (6-9) broke a seven-game losing streak in their last game, a 40-14 win over

the Denver Broncos. And they’d love to sweep a division rival that has the AFC’s best record, 12-3. “It would mean the world to me,” Bills linebacker Chris Kelsay said. “You want to win as many games as you can throughout the season, but if you could pick a handful of games that you want to win, it’s divisional games: the Jets, the Patriots and the Dolphins. To sweep New England would be a sweet thing.” But the Patriots are primed for payback after blowing a 21-0 second-quarter lead in the first matchup. “We got embarrassed up there,” special teams captain Matthew Slater said. “They put it on us good so, hopefully, we can come out here and put forth a better effort.” New England has won its last seven games, but has struggled at times in the last four, winning three of them by seven points or less. Buffalo was a surprising 5-2 in its first seven games, with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing for 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. But during the seven-game slide, he threw just eight scoring passes and 12 interceptions. He improved in his last game, completing 15 of 27 passes for 196 yards with no touchdowns and, more importantly, no turnovers. On Sunday he faces a defense that has allowed the most yards in the NFL, but just the 14th-most points. And the Patriots are third in points scored. “For us, it’s going to be about trying to control the ball and trying to keep their offense off the field,” Fitzpatrick said. “We can’t settle for field goals versus these guys. You’ve got to get touchdowns because they score so many points.” Two of the Bills’ biggest threats are wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who needs 36 yards receiving to become the first player in team history with consecutive 1,000yard seasons, and C.J. Spiller, coming off his first game with 100 or more yards rushing, gaining 111 against Denver. But can they overcome Brady’s production? “It’s not just the quarterback’s success,” Spiller said. “There are guys out there catching the ball and there’s guys blocking (but) to have a guy in our own division that’s throwing the ball the way Brady does ... when he does it against other guys it’s an amazing play. You just hope for him not to do it against you.”

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against your old team,” Crennel said. “I mean, we’re all human. But the thing is, I think in this game, our players have to understand that it’s a team sport and one guy generally doesn’t do it all by himself. Sometimes one guy can make the plays that help you win, but you can’t do it without your teammates.” Crennel warned his players not to view this game as anything more than a division rivalry. He took Orton aside and admonished him not to get too pumped up over the reunion or the revenge angle. “Every player that I know wants to play good against his old team. He would like to play good and I’m sure he’d like to win the game,” Crennel said. “That’s what I told him this morning. I said, ‘Your job is to help your team win. It’s not Kyle vs. the Broncos, it’s

the Chiefs vs. the Broncos.’ I think guys need to be reminded of that sometimes.” Not that he sensed Orton was a mess emotionally. “I’d have done the same with any player, whether it’s a defensive lineman, a running back, anybody playing against their former team,” Crennel said, “because over my years, that’s what I’ve seen, guys getting over-hyped playing against their former team. Crennel said he senses a reinvigorated quarterback now that Orton is out from under Tebow’s long shadow. “Sure. I mean, any quarterback doesn’t want to be looking over his shoulder and he doesn’t want to hear the clamor for another quarterback,” Crennel said. “He wants to be the guy.”

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Legals

Notice to Sale to Satisfy Lien Peach Tree Village

The above named persons are hereby notified that the goods/merchandise left by them in Linda Vista Lock-Up will be sold by said company at public sale if not claimed by 1-15-2012. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy the lien of said company for storage of said goods, together with incidental and proper charges pertaining thereto including the reasonable expenses of the sale all as allowed by the laws of the State of New Mexico. -----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 2011 and Jan. 1, 8, 2012

NOTICE OF CLOSING OF PHYSICIAN'S PRACTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the practice of physician Dr. Bob F. Nine, DPM, is closing. Patient records are currently stored at: 300 W. Tilden Street Roswell, NM 88203

Patients who wish to obtain their records, or request transfer of the same, may contact: Judy Nine 300 W. Tilden Street Roswell, NM 88203 (575) 623-3790

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OPEN MEETINGS RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, section 10-15-1(B) of the Open Meetings Act (Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA 1978) states that, except as may be otherwise provided in the Constitution or the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, all meetings of a quorum of members of any, board, commission other policy-making body of any state agency held for the purpose of formulating public policy, discussing public business or for the purpose of taking any action within the authority of such board, commission or other policy-making body, declared to be public meetings open to the public at all times; and WHEREAS, Any meetings subject to the Open Meetings Act at which the discussion or adoption of any proposed resolution, rule, regulation or formal action occurs shall be held only after reasonable notice to the public, and WHEREAS, Section 10-15-1(D) of the Open Meetings Act requires the Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District to determine annually what constitutes reasonable notice of its public meetings; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District on this 14th day of December, 2011, that:

1. Regular meetings of the Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District shall ordinarily be held each month at 10:00 AM on the second Monday of each month at 701 S. Atkinson, Roswell, NM. A proposed agenda will be available from the District Clerk whose office is located 1011 S. Atkinson, Roswell, New Mexico. Notice of regular meetings will be given seven (7) days before the meeting to parties who request it in writing.

2. Special meeting of the Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District may be called by the Chairman or a majority of the members upon seven (7) days notice. Parties who have requested notice of meetings in writing will be notified by telephone.

3. Emergency meetings of the Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District are meetings called under circumstances which demand immediate action by the Board of Supervisors. Although the Board of Supervisors would avoid emergency meetings whenever possible, such circumstances may occasionally arise. Emergency meetings may be called by the Chairman or a majority of the members upon four (4) hours notice. Parties who have requested a notice of meetings in writing will be notified by telephone.

4. Pursuant to Section 10-15-1 (E) NMSA 1978, the Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District may close a meeting to the public if the subject matter of such discussion or action is included in Subsection E or the Open Meetings Act, Section 10-15-1 NMSA 1978. If any Board of Supervisors meeting is closed pursuant to Section 10-15-1 (E) NMSA, such closure: (1) if made in an open meeting, shall be approved by a majority vote of a quorum of the Board of Supervisors and authority for the closure shall be stated in the motion calling for the vote on a closed meeting shall be taken in an open meeting and the vote of each individual member is to be recorded in the minutes. Only those subjects announced or voted upon prior to closure by the Board of Supervisors may be discussed in a closed meeting; and

(2) if called for when the Board of Supervisors is not in an open meeting, the closed meeting shall not be held until public notice, appropriate under the circumstances, stating the specific provision of law authorizing the closed meeting is given to the member and the general public. Passed by the Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District this 14th day of December, 2011. John Sisk Chairman, Board of Supervisors Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District

December 14, 2011

Legals

COUNTY ASSESSOR ORDER NO. 11-39 NOTICE OF REQUIREMENTS TO REPORT CERTAIN MATTERS RELATING TO PROPERTY VALUATION AND CLAIMING EXEMPTION FROM PROPERTY TAXATION

The County Assessor hereby publishes notice to property owners, pursuant to Section 7-38-18 NMSA 1978, as follows:

1. All property subject to valuation for property taxation purposes not valued by the Assessor in 2011 for property taxation purposes must be reported to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2012, unless it is not subject to valuation for property taxation purposes in 2012. The report must contain the required information and be on a form that is obtained from the Assessor’s office. Section 7-38-8, NMSA 1978.

2. If you have made improvements to real property during 2011 and the improvements cost more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), the improvements must be reported to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2012. The information required and the form may be obtained from the Assessor’s office. Section 7-38-8 (C), NMSA 1978.

3. All real property owned by any nongovernmental entity and claimed to be exempt from property taxation under the provisions of Paragraph (1) of Subsection B of Section 7-36-7 NMSA 1978 shall be reported for valuation purposes to the appropriate valuation authority. If a change in eligibility status or ownership of the property has changed, the change shall be reported no later than the last day of February 2012. Section 7-38-8.1 NMSA 1978. 4. If you own property that has decreased in value during 2011, and that property is subject to valuation for property taxation purposes, you must report the decrease in value to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2012. The report must contain the required information and must be on a form that is obtained from the Assessor’s office. Section 7-38-13, NMSA 1978.

5. If you believe that your real property is entitled to head-of-family exemption, veteran exemption or disabled veteran exemption from property taxation, you must apply to the Assessor for exempt status no later than thirty (30) days after the mailing of the County Assessor’s notices of valuation in order to be entitled to the exemption from taxation in 2012. Exceptions: If an exemption from taxation was in effect for 2011 and the basis of the exempt status or use is unchanged from that year, application for exemption need not be made for 2012. If you have previously been granted an exemption and now have a change in ownership or status you must notify the Assessor of the change no later than the last day of February 2012. If required, application for exemption must contain the required information and must be on a form that is obtained from the Assessor’s office. Section 7-38-17, NMSA 1978.

6. Property subject to valuation is presumed to be nonresidential and will be so recorded by the assessor unless you declare the property to be residential no later than the last day of February 2012. If your property has changed in use from residential to nonresidential or from nonresidential to residential use you must declare this status to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2012. The declaration must contain the required information and must be in a form that may be obtained from the Assessor’s office. Section 7-38-17.1 NMSA 1978. 7. If you are a person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older or disabled, and whose “modified gross income” was not greater than $32,000 in 2011 and you own and occupy a single-family dwelling you may be eligible for a limitation on the taxable value of your residence. The limitation of value specified in Subsections A, B and C under Section 7-36-21.3 NMSA 1978 shall be applied in the tax year in which the owner claiming entitlement files with the County Assessor an application for the limitation. The application must contain the required information and must be on a form that is obtained from the Assessor’s office. Section 7-36-21.3 NMSA 1978.

8. If your land was valued in 2011 in accordance with the special method of valuation for land used primarily for agricultural purposes, and the land is still used primarily for agricultural purposes, you need not reapply for that special method of valuation in 2012. If your land was valued in accordance with the special method of valuation in 2011, but it is no longer used primarily for agricultural purposes, you must report the change to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2012. If your land was not valued in accordance with that method of valuation in 2011, and it is now used primarily for agricultural purposes, you must make application on a form which has been approved from the Assessor no later than the last day February 2012. Section 7-36-20 NMSA 1978. 9. If you own “livestock” that is subject to valuation for property taxation purposes, you must report such livestock to the Assessor. All such livestock present in the county on January 1, 2012 must be reported to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2012. If the livestock is transported into the county after January 1, 2012, it must be reported to the Assessor no later than the first day of the month following the first month in which the livestock has been present in the county for twenty (20) days. The report must contain the required information and must be on forms obtained from the Assessor’s office. Section 7-36-21 NMSA 1978. 10. If you own a manufactured home [that was not previously assessed] and it was present in the county on January 1, 2012, you must report it to the Assessor no later than the last day February 2012. The report must contain certain required information and must be on a form obtained from the Assessor’s office. Section 7-36-26 NMSA 1978.

THIS NOTICE IS ONLY A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 7-38-8, 7-38-8.1, 7-38-13, 7-38-17, 7-38-17.1, 7-36-21.3, 7-36-20, 7-36-21, and 7-36-26 NMSA 1978, and related Taxation & Revenue Department Regulations. It is not intended to reflect the full content of these provisions, which may be examined at the office of the County Assessor.

Done this 13th day of December, 2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

s/Cesario S. Quintana, Director Property Tax Division


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ANNOUNCEMENTS 025. Lost and Found

Found white unneutered male cat. Call to describe 625-1102 FREE DOG to good home Call 444-8726

INSTRUCTION

030. Education & Instructions

ALLIED HEALTH career training- Attend college 100% online . Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409 www.CenturaOnline.com

EMPLOYMENT

045. Employment Opportunities

Now looking to hire a PLUMBER/HVAC TECH/INSTALLER/PLUMB ERS HELPER! At least 2yrs. Experience. Pay DOE Send resumes to PO Box 1897 Unit 287, Roswell, NM 88202.

045. Employment Opportunities

DRIVERS Coastal Transport is hiring Drivers at our Satellite Terminal in Roswell with Class (A) CDL. (X) Endorsement Must be 23 yrs Old. Home every day! Scheduled Days Off, $2000 sign on bonus. For more Information call 1-877-297-7300 2408 N. Industrial Artesia, NM. BUSY OPTOMETRIST office seeking Full Time Employee. Individual must be dependable, well organized and hard working. Experience and bi-lingual a plus. Please send resume to P.O. Box 1897, Unit 288, Roswell, NM 88202.

MACK ENERGY, an independently owned Oil/Gas company, is seeking an Accounting Clerk in Artesia. Candidate must have a degree in associated filed and/or equivalent experience & be proficient in A/P, A/R, Microsoft software & 10-key. Salary dependent on experience/education. Excellent benefits package. Fax or email resume to 575-746-5168 or Shannon@mec.com EEOC

Legals

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 28, 2011, Jan. 1, 2012 The Chaves County Commission is now accepting applications for Road Maintenance, Road Vacations and New Roads.

A “Road Maintenance” request is for the maintenance of a Chaves County road or right-of-way. A “Road Vacation” request is for the permanent discontinuance of a legally established Chaves County road or right-of-way. This request has a $250 application fee.

A “New Road” request is for the maintenance of a new road or right-of-way. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 3, 2012 by 5 pm. The applications will only be accepted at the Chaves County Administration Center, Public Services Dept., #1 St. Mary’s Place, Roswell, NM 88203.

045. Employment Opportunities

Avon, Buy/Sell. Christmas around the corner. $10 to start Sandy 317-5079 ISR AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-886-7324. MJG CORPORATION is currently accepting applications for a Maintenance person. General knowledge in basic building repairs and equipment. Fill out job application and job history at 204 W 4th. St. Roswell, NM 88201 or call 575-622-8711. Now forming classes for Treatment Foster Parents Free training Pick up Applications at La Familia Mental Health 200 W. Hobbs Roswell, NM 88203 or Call 575-623-1220 for more information. DAY HAB/COMMUNITY INCLUSION SERVICE COORDINATOR

High Desert Family Services, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Day Hab/Community Inclusion Services Coordinator for our Roswell office. Responsibilities include management of a caseload of consumers, support and supervision of providers, and customer service to consumers, providers, guardians and case managers. The Service Coordinator will oversee the implementation of ISP, provide pre-service, and in-service training. Bachelor's degree and 1 year direct experience in DD preferred, experience without a degree will be considered. Excellent organizational, communication and customer service required. Bi-Lingual preferred. Competitive salary, and benefit package. Applications may be picked up at: 604 W 2nd, Roswell, NM 88203.

045. Employment Opportunities

Electrical Apprentice: Entry level opening, GED or diploma required. Apply in person at 512 S. Main.

Journeyman Electrician: Apply in person only at 512 S. Main. 401(k) retirement plan, insurance and paid vacation.

THE ROSWELL Daily Record is now accepting applications for the position of: OUTSIDE SALES The ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, superior organizational skills a self-starter and strong work ethic. Experience or background in advertising also helpful. Must be computer literate. This is a full time position. Interested Applicants please send resume & references to: ROSWELL DAILY RECORD Attn: Vonnie Fischer, 2301 N. Main, Roswell, NM 88201 or e-mail to: addirector@rdrnews.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

FRESENIUS MEDICAL Care/Southeastern New Mexico Kidney Center is seeking RNs. Full benefits, 401K, medical, vision, dental. PTO after 6 months. Other company benefits. Open Mon-Sat. Off Sundays.12 hour shifts. Competitive pay. Apply in person at 2801 N. Main St. Suite H.

CISCO EQUIPMENT in Artesia has an immediate opening for a Parts Clerk. Individual will be responsible for Shipping, Receiving and Stocking. Must be proficient on the computer, able to operate fork lift and lift 50 pounds. Benefits package includes: retirement plan, vacation and holidays. Pick up an application at 1706 South First Street in Artesia or email glopez@ciscoeq.com. You may also contact Gracie Lopez at (575) 748-1314. AUTO TECHNICIAN We will and can beat any dealership pay plans. A progressive and expanding automotive repair facility is seeking a Class A technician, full or part time position. Seeking an organized, motivated, and cheerful professional who can be productive. Excellent pay plan with benefits and bonuses. Pay based on ability and productivity. Certifications preferred, but will train as needed. Locally owned facility. A $2,000 signing bonus is available. Please fax resume to 575-625-1900 or call 575-626-1900

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Headwaters Trucking is seeking experienced drivers. Must have Hazmat and Tanker endorsements, and 3 years of driving experience. Sign on bonus after 90 days. Fill out an application online at

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Name and Address of Engineer: Occam Consulting Engineers, Inc 10010 Indian School Rd, NE, Suite 104 Albuquerque, NM 87112 Ph: (505) 275-0022, Fax: (505) 275-0222

NEEDED PART TIME Registered Dental Hygienist with potential for full time. Email resume to coynedds@rocketmail.com or fax to 575-257-7097.

ATTENTION Blair’s Monterrey Flea Market is under new management and looking for new vendors who wants to start their own business. Booths available at $50 and up monthly. If interested call 623-0136 or 347-8837.

Please direct all comments to: Ms.Cristina Walcott CCNE 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036

Name and Address of Architect: JMZ Arquitectos 10010 Indian School Rd, NE, Suite 103 Albuquerque, NM 87112 Ph: (505) 239-4457, Fax: (505) 275-0222 Attn: Jose Zelaya, AIA

NOW ACCEPTING applications for housekeeping and handyman at the Roadway Inn located at 2803 W. 2nd St. No phone calls please. Apply in person.

NOW HIRING: Esperanza Developmental Services is hiring for direct support staff. Must have a valid New Mexico’s driver’s license and be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. Experience is not necessary but is a plus. Please come by 72 Earl Cummings Loop West in the base to put your application. Please no phone calls. EOE.

The University of New Mexico, College of Nursing (CoN) is seeking comments from the public regarding its academic programs as part of an accreditation process. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will conduct a site visit at the CoN on April 2-4, 2012 to evaluate the academic program's ability to meet CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs. This is an open invitation to provide written and signed comments concerning BSN, and MSN Programs. CCNE will be accepting comments until March 3, 2012.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF PROJECT: Construction of Baish Veterans Park with pavers, landscaping and irrigation. Reconstruction of 5th Street from the alley to Texas Avenue. Reconstruction of a portion of Alley West 5th and South of Texas Avenue - Reconstruction of street parking on Texas Avenue north of the park and west 5th street - Construction of the Veterans Memorial Name and Address of Contracting Agency: City of Artesia 1805 S. 27th Artesia, New Mexico 88210 575-748-9985Attn: Mary Josselyn

CHANGE A Life... Be A Comfort Keeper. We are currently looking for people to provide companionship, housekeeping, meal preparation, grooming and dressing guidance, transportation, and personal care services for our clients. We have positions available for Weekends, Daytime and Overnights. Must have a valid drivers license and auto insurance. To learn what becoming a Comfort Keeper is all about, stop by our office at 1410 South Main to visit with Christina.

Now Hiring Sales Associates only exp. professional and dependable need apply in person at Bealls. PRODUCTION WORKERS -104072 Production workers needed. Must be able to pass drug test. Apply at AmeriPride Linen between 8:00am and 11: am 01/01/12 thru 01/09/12 at 515 N Virginia, Roswell NM 88201. Competitive salary and benefits. This is a temporary position No phone calls will be accepted. AA/EEO EMPLOYER M/F/D/V

SERVICES

100. Babysitting Part time/full time nanny Must have references. For details call Jez 622-1232

105. Childcare

NEED CHILD care? Find the widest range of available childcare for your children and their needs. 1-800-691-9067 or www.newmexic okids.org. You may also call us; Family Resource & Referral 622-9000 and we can help you navigate the system. COUNTRY KIDS Family Daycare has opening for day, evenings & weekends. State licensed. 622-0098

WILL PROVIDE Chidl Care for your children or child. Reasonable rates and years of experience. Please call Lisa. 914-5674

140. Cleaning

FOR ALL your holiday home/office cleaning needs. Call D&B Property Maintenance. No job too small, one call does it all. Fres est. 622-8922

150. Concrete

Slabs, patios, sidewalks, curbing, Rodriguez Const. Since 1974 Lic. 22689. Call 420-0100

Rodriguez Construction FOR WOOD, metal, block, stucco fencing, Since 1974. Lic. 22689. 420-0100

210. Firewood/Coal

Cordova Chimney Sweep. 623-5255 or 910-7552

185. Electrical

ELM $205 - cord delivered. Fir - $225 - cord delivered. Pecan $330 - cord delivered. You pick up or half cords available. Call 575-420-9751 or 575-420-8447. Graves Farm, 622-1889.

ALLIANCE ELECTRIC Any size electrical job. Lic#367386. 575-840-7937

140. Cleaning

BIG HORN Electric Professional work, affordable price. 575-317-8345 NM Lic#367662.

HOUSE & office cleaning at good, cheap price. 973-3592 or 973-2649

DEPENDABLE PRIVATE Caregiver to the rescue, yrs. of exp. Tina 420-8877

JD CLEANING Service, Licensed and bonded. References. 623-4252

200. Fencing

195. Elderly Care

PECAN FIREWOOD delivered & stacked $250 per cord. 317-8536 FIREWOOD -$125 per cord Saturday only by appointment mixed hardwoods 624-1611 Cash only.

forensictherapyservices.com

CCNE Accreditation Call for Comments

NAME OF PROJECT: COA-C-12-0020 Baish Veterans Park

LEGAL ASSISTANT needed for established law firm. Candidate must be able to work independently, multi-task in pressure situations, be detail-oriented and have excellent oral, writing and organizational skills. Minimum typing speed of 65 wpm. Legal experience preferred but will train candidate with skills and desire to learn. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and salary requirements to: PO Box 1897 Unit 292, Roswell, NM 88202.

Dennis the Menace

045. Employment Opportunities

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FULL TIME Forensic Therapist needed for the Roswell location. Must be licensed by the State of NM. Position requirements and duties will be discussed at the time of interview. Please submit resume to mlopez@

Please contact Brenda Sanchez, at (575) 624-6694 for more information.

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Artesia at Purchasing Department, 1805 S. 27th, Artesia, New Mexico 88210 for the Project listed below no later than 2:00 PM, January 24, 2012 at which time the public opening and reading of bids received will begin. The tabulation of bids will be considered by the City of Artesia at its next regular meeting following the opening of bids, or at a later meeting, as the interest of the City of Artesia requires. Complete copies of the Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents to be used in connection with the submission of bids, may be obtained at Albuquerque Reprographics, Inc. 4616 McLeod NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, Phone (505) 884-0865; Fax (505) 883-6452 upon payment of $25 for each complete set. Checks should be made payable to The “City of Artesia Finance Department”. Incomplete sets will not be issued. General contractors will be allowed 2 sets, and subcontractors and suppliers one (1) set, Deposits will be refunded if plans and documents are returned in good conditions with 10 calendar days after Bid Opening. Documents may be examined at: McGraw Hill Construction Phone: (800) 393-6343; Fax (505) 842-0231, Construction Reporter 1609 Second Street, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Phone: (505) 243-9793 Fax; (505) 242-4758, Builders News & Plan Room, 3435 Princeton NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 Phone: (505) 884-1752, Fax: (505) 883-1627. For questions the prospective bidders are invited to contact in writing the ARCHITECT or the Engineer listed below. Bidder’s attention is directed to the fact the “Subcontractors Fair Practices Act” will be in effect for this project. A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 1:00 P.M. January 10, 2012 at Artesia City Hall, 511 West Texas Avenue Artesia, NM 88210. Bidders are Required to attend and participate in the conference.

045. Employment Opportunities

Sunday, January 1, 2012

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Legals

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish January 1, 2012 NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF ROSWELL

RFP-12-004 Maintenance Services for Parks and Recreation

The City of Roswell requests sealed bids/proposals until 2:00 p.m. TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, Roswell, New Mexico for the above items.

Specifications are available at the Office of the Purchasing Director, City Hall, 425 North Richardson, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 or call 575-637-6222 unless stated otherwise.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids/proposals received and in case of ambiguity or lack of clearness, the right to determine the best bid/proposal, or, to reject the same and to waive irregularities and technicalities.

CITY SEAL

/s/ DAVE KUNKO Purchasing Director

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish Dec. 25, 2011, Jan. 1, 2012 ROSWELL SELF STORAGE NOTICE OF SALE TO SATISFY LIEN P.O. Box 1268-505 East 19th St. Roswell, NM 88202-1268 (575) 623-8590

Lupe Carrasco Kaye Hein Tina Johnson Melissa Jones Tammy Lemons Jaime Orosco

The above named persons are hereby notified that the goods, wares and merchandise left by them in self storage with Roswell self storage will be sold by said company at public auction or other disposition of the property, if not claimed by January 16, 2012. The purpose of the public sale or other disposition of the property is to satisfy the lien of said company for storage of said goods, wares and merchandise, together with incidental and proper charges pertaining thereto, including the reasonable expenses of this sale, all as allowed by laws of the state of New Mexico. Michael Woods Roswell Self Storage

PRODUCTION WORKERS -104071 Production workers needed. Must be able to pass drug test. Apply at AmeriPride Linen between 8:00am and 11:am 01/01/12 thru 01/09/12 at 515 N Virginaia, Roswell NM 88201. Competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls will be accepted. AA/EEO EMPLOYER M/F/D/V

3 LINES OR LESS . . . ONLY $ 68 9 NO REFUNDS • Published 6 Consecutive Days

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Personal Advertising totaling less than $20 will not be billed on an open account, unless the advertiser already has a history of good credit with us. Visa, Master Card & Discover are accepted as prepayment. There will be no refunds or credit on prepaid cancellations. All individuals who are not in our retail trade zone must prepay their advertising. All new commercial accounts must have a standard application for credit on file. If we do not have an approved credit application on file, the advertising must be charged on a credit card until credit is approved. CORRECTING AN ERROR — You are responsible for checking your ad the first day it appears in the paper. In the event of an error, call the Classified Department immediately for correction. THE ROSWELL DAILY RECORD WILL ONLY ALLOW ONE ADDITIONAL DAY FOR INCORRECT INSERTIONS.

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D4 Sunday, January 1, 2012 225. General Construction

SCENIC LANDSCAPING Sprinklers, trees. Block fences and all types of fences. Concrete construction, brick, painting, roofing and more. Best prices in town. Call 575-317-6712 Jose 575-624-8557 HARVEST BUILDERS All types of construction. Lic/Bonded 575-910-3000 Renovation projects? Need help? No job too big/small. 25 yrs. exp. Qualified in framing, trim carpentry, on-site custom cabinets, painting, sheet rock, drywall, doors, & windows. FREE est. Call Jerry Martin at 910-6898 or 622-8682 Leave Message.

230. General Repair

CARPENTRY, DRY wall, painting & concrete. We guarantee. 626-2050 HOLIDAY SEASON upon us. Let D&B Property Maintenance, do any and all your holiday repairs. No job too small, one call does it all. Free est. 623-8922

232. Chimney Sweep

CHIMNEY SWEEP Have your woodstove or fireplace inspected and cleaned. Dust free Guarantee. 36 years Experience, Licensed, Insured. Bulldog Janitorial Services 575-308-9988

235. Hauling

PROPERTY CLEANUPS Tear down old bldgs, barns, haul trash, old farm equip. 347-0142/317-7738

270. Landscape/ Lawnwork

Landscape, Lawn mowing, gravel, trees cut down, clean up, etc. 626-8587 WEEKEND WARRIOR Lawn Service mowing, property cleanup, residential rain gutter cleaning, and much more 575-626-6121

285. Miscellaneous Services

THE NEW MEXICO SEED LOAN PROGRAM is available to small businesses owned by individuals with disabilities and provides low interest loans for the purchase of equipment and related supplies needed to expand or start a business. Contact the New Mexico Seed Loan Program at 1-855-891-8295 or www.nmseedloans.org for more information. A low interest loan program of DVR State of New Mexico.

294. Musical

DRUM LESSONS, $15 per lesson. Call Brandon Menagh 505-870-0773

310. Painting/ Decorating

TIME TO PAINT? Quality int./ext. painting at affordable prices. Call 637-9108.

316. Pet Services

Jacque’S PET SERVICES. 1002 E. 2nd. 622-4002. Boarding available.

345. Remodeling

BERRONES CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling, painting, ceramic tile, sheds, additions, fencing. Licensed, Bonded. Ray: 625-9924 / 626-4153. NO JOB too small, repair, remodeling, etc. Reasonable rates, quality work. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const., Inc. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

350. Roofing

410. Tree Service

Allen’s Tree Srvc. 10% Christmas discount. Million $ insurance. 626-1835

435. Welding

RWC On site repairs or fabrication. Insurance.

www.rancheroswelding.com

Hector (575) 910-8397

FINANCIAL

REAL ESTATE

490. Homes For Sale 3BR/1.5BA, $53K, owner finance possible. sandybraziel@yahoo.com or 210-979-1106

CHEAPER THAN rent Townhouse, 1400 sqft, 2br/2ba, laundry room/ study, new roof, cedar fence, stucco, porch, tile & carpet. Refinished kitchen, bath cabinets & new paint throughout, w/d. Large corner lot. $98,600. Call 575-491-4235 3br/2ba with 2 living areas or possible 4th bdrm, appliances included, no inside pets, no smoking, $800/mo, $500/dep, security dep. waived w/1st & last months rent. Call for appt., serious inquiries only. 317-9671 Nice 3br/1.5ba brick house, $69K, garage, fenced backyard, moving out of state, need to sale. 1305 Yale Dr. 575-626-5434 or 622-5323 PRICE REDUCED for quick sale. 3br/2ba with 2 living areas or possible 4th bdrm, $79k. Call for appt., serious inquiries only. 575-317-9671 809 Trailing Heart 3br, 2 ba. 2 car garage. $145,600 54 North Sky Loop 4br, 4ba. 2 car garage. Pool 2650 sf, 6 yrs, guest house $389,000. 3001 Onate 4 br 2 ba. 3 car garage, 1 carport $350,000 2807 E. Brasher, 3 bdrm, 2 ba, 2 car garage, RV parking, plus a guest house $129,900 #8 La Paz, 4br, 2ba, 2 car garage, approx. 2068 sf, $238,000 3105 W. 8th, 3br, 2.5ba, 2 car garage, approx. 2308 sf, RV/carport $265,000 1604 E. Alameda, 3br, lot size 63x512, $60,000. 723 Three Cross, 3br, 2ba, 2 car garage, $165,000 #3 Jardin, 3br, 2ba, double garage, $162,000. 205 S. Kansas, 4 or 5br, 3ba, shop, $90,000 114 W. Mathews, 2br, 1ba, shop, $51,500 906 Hall, 3br, 2ba, pretty backyard, $165,000 #9 London Court, 4br, 3ba, extra large yard, $337,700 Joyce Ansley 910-3732. Century 21 Home Planning 622-0021 3br 2ba remodeled kitchen & plumbing. Big storage shed. 927 Davidson $85k Call 575-910-8875 3BR, 1 ba $49,900 inside remodeled. Please call 575-405-9075 House for sale by owner. No Real Estate contract. Call Nancy @ 578-9741. 3 BR 1 ba at the base $42,500 owner financing with $5k down 420-1352 4Bd 1Ba, 703 E. Grnwd, $60k, cash offers, new carpet, etc. M-Th 624-1331 4BR/2.5BA PLUS bonus room, owner financing, large dining & family rooms, new carpet, paint, flooring & more. $7k down, approx. $620 per month plus T&I, 504 W. McGaffey, almost ready. 910-1050

505. Investment/ Commercial/ Business Property

535. Apartments Furnished

1&2Bd, util pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, appt M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331

540. Apartments Unfurnished

VALLE ENCANTADA YOUR BEST $ RENTAL VALUE! LARGE 1,2,3 BEDROOMS. FREE UTILITIES. unfurnished, laundry room, playground, pool, ample parking. 2001 South Sunset. 623-3722. Town Plaza Apartments Utilities paid - Gas and Water. New Owners, friendly new managers. New Renovated EXTRA LARGE 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Each 2 & 3 bedroom is multi level, upstairs/downstairs w/ large closets, stove & refrigerator, private patios, and private parking. Complex has a pool, laundry room, and a quiet garden setting environment. Friendly managers on-site. Seniors 55yrs plus, law enforcement & military will receive discount. No HUD. Good credit? Pay less rent! 575-623-2735. 2nd year, 1 free month rent

2BR, $630, all bills paid, newly remodeled, 502 S. Wyoming, 622-4944. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, 1 Month Free 1BR, $530, all bills paid, free cable, newly remodeled, 502 S. Wyoming, 622-4944. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1st Month Free, 3BR, 2BA, $730, all bills paid, free cable, newly remodeled, 502 S. Wyoming, 622-4944. PICK UP A LIST OF AVAILABLE RENTALS AT PRUDENTIAL ENCHANTED LANDS, REALTORS, 501 NORTH MAIN. EFFICIENCY 2 BR, downtown, clean, water paid. Stove & frig. No Pets/HUD Call 623-8377 EFFICIENCY 1 br, wtr paid, No pets, laundry fac, stove/ref. Mirador Apts, 700 N. Missouri. 627-8348.

395. Stucco Plastering

RWC Lath and Stucco. Insurance. Hector (575)910-8397

www.rancheroswelding.com

For stucco traditional or synthetic, also block, brick & stone work. Rodriguez Const. 420-0100

410. Tree Service

STUMP GRINDING. Big Stumps & back yard stumps. Tree and shrub work. Free estimates. 623-4185

PREMIUM 5 acre tracts, good covenants (no mobile homes), Pecan land West on Brown Rd between Country Club & Berrendo. Owner will finance with 10% down. 622-3479, 624-9607, 626-6790, 626-6791, 626-3848.

RENTALS

535. Apartments Furnished

Downtown Bungalow new tile/bath, utilities pd, basic cable, w/d access. One mature adult only. References, $650/mo, $350/dep. 420-1474

1415 W. Tilden, 2br, stove, refrig, $500/mo, $300/dep, no pets/HUD, must have references. 625-0512 2801 N. Montana, 3br/2ba, stove & microwave, fireplace, 2 car garage w/opener, fenced yard, ref air, $1100, $800/dep. 575-703-0297 or 575-703-0298. 1 BDRM house- 1 person only. $500/mo, $300/dep, bills paid, no pets, no smoking inside. 623-7565

414 EVERGREEN, 3br/2ba, $750/mo, $700/dep. 575-444-7872.

2503, S. Lea, 3br/2ba, new construction, no smokers or pets, $1000 plus $500 dep. 575-317-4050 REMODELED 3 br, 2 ba. $850 mo, $600 deposit. 703 Fruitland, No Pets, No HUD. 626-3816 Executive home NW, 602 Trailing Heart, 4br/2ba, garage, appliances, fenced yard, patio, wood stove, mature landscaping, pets w/fee, no HUD/utiliities, $1300/mo, $650/dep, 575-405-0163 3 BR- 1.5 ba, garage, large backyard. No pets. $850, $500 dep. 317-6285 3BR/1BA $600/MO, $300/dep, no HUD. Call Nancy @ 578-9741. FOR SALE or Rent, 3br 1ba remodeled $700 mo. $400 dep. 910-9407 Se habla espanol

1br/1ba, wtr pd, quiet area, HUD ok. $350/mo, $200 dep. 625-9208 after 5pm

3br/2ba, $975/mo, $400/dep, great neighborhood. 575-420-0798.

514 S. Sycamore. 3 bd/2 ba. 1 car garage. Laundry room. 910-4225. 2 BR, 1 bath, stove & refrigerator. Call 910-8170. 2301 N. Grand, 2br, 1.5ba, 1car garage & laundry room. 300 W. 9th 2br, 2 ba. laundry room. 910-4225. 2BR/1BA, W/D hookups, all bills pd, 207 W. Mathews, $550/mo, $500/DD. 317-6479 1BR/1BA. LIVING room, dining area & kitchen, W/D hookup, stove & refrig. included, $400/mo, $400/sec. dep, tenant pays electric, no pets or HUD. Great for a single or couple, close to downtown. 575-626-3040 for showing. VERY NICE 2br Apartment. North location, 6 month lease, no HUD or pets, 420-4535.

1 BR all bills paid $450 mo. $150 dep. No Hud. 420-5604

520. Lots for Sale

TIRED OF Landlord Headaches? We can help! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors Property Management 575-624-2262

1 or 2bd, furnished-unfurnished, no smoking/Hudpets all bills pd. 623-6281

WE BUY used mobile homes. Single & Double wides. 575-622-0035. D01090

GUTTERS For All Your Rain Gutter Needs! Call WH Seamless Aluminum Gutter Systems, LLC. Locally owned. Free estimates. 575-626-0229.

400 E 5th 1 bedroom stove, refrig., water paid, $325 mo. $200 dep. 910-9648

1BR, 1BA, $425/mo, $300/dep. 600 A S. Wyoming. Call Julie 505-220-0617. 311 W. Wildy duplex, 3yrs old, 2/2/1 car gar., W/D hookup, stove, frig, d/w all new. No Hud, Pets/Smokers. $700//mo. 317-2059

Guaranteed Shingle Roof jobs. Locally owned. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

2007 SOLITAIRE 18x80 three bedroom two bath in Artesia, N. Mex. Must be moved. Selling way below new price. Selling for $37,500.00. Call 575-622-0035. D01090

806 S. Richardson, 2br, w/d hookup, $500/mo, $500/dep, no pets or HUD. 914-5402

WILSHIRE GARDENS, a 40+ community has 1br & 2br available. Resident pays electric & water. Move-in special: 1st months rent free. Please call 575-623-3733 or stop by 2727 Wilshire Blvd for application.

1300 CAMINO Real, 1br, 1ba, garage, pool. 55 yrs or older, $600/mo, $300/sec. dep. No pets or smoking. Taylor & Taylor Realtors, 622-1490.

M.G. HORIZONS all types of roofing and repairs. licensed Call 623-1991

403 N. Elm, 3br, 1 3/4ba, 2 living areas, ref air, $900/mo, $500/dep, no HUD or pets. 914-5402

1400 S. Madison, 2br/1ba, new bathroom, refinished hardwood floors, new security doors, 1 car garage, pets w/fee, no HUD/utilities, $725/$400 dep, 575-405-0163

Main & Poe, 4600 sf $275k cash/trade for Ruidoso prprty, M-Th 624-1331

515. Mobile Homes - Sale

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, 1st Month Free, All Bills Paid, FREE CABLE, 1BR $530 2BR $630, 3br/2ba $730 mo., ref air, newly remodeled. 502 S. Wyoming. 622-4944

RWC SHINGLE Roofings. Insurance. Hector (575)910-8397 www.rancheroswelding.com

CLASSIFIEDS

2 1BR apts $300 dep. $500 mo. Water paid all electric. No HUD must have rental history and references. Please call 575-626-5402. Effieciency, Cielo Grande, $400 + elec., $200/dep, no smoking/HUD/pets, 623-9954 Se Habla Espanol 1&2Br, wtr pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, appt M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331

545. Houses for Rent-Furnished WORKING IN Roswell? We have fully-furnished, all bills paid. Clean, comfortable, nice areas. Call Britt or Veronica 575-624-3258 or 626-4848 www.cozycowboy.com FLETC 4/3/1, gym, dining room, livingroom, kitchen, FP, ref air, washer & dryer, avail. now. 575-914-0399 2BD 2BA, 2 pers max, No Pets, util pd, $500 wk, appt M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331

504 S. Kentucky, 2br, 1ba, $450/mo, $225/sec. dep, no pets. Taylor & Taylor Realtor, 622-1490. 2BR/1BA, 1009 S. Lea, $450/mo, $330/dep, wtr pd. 317-1371 2BR1BA, 2 pers, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, appt M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 HUD OK! 39 Kelly RIAC 3br/1b, stove, fridge, w/d hookup, large fenced yard. $600/mo., $350 dep. 575-703-4025 3BR, 1 ba. refrigerated air, $750/mo, $400/dep, 2708 S. Emerald. Fenced back yard. No indoor pets. HUD accepted. 420-7735 FOR RENT or sale, owner will carry, 514 E. 6th St. 3br/1ba, ref. air, No Hud, no bills paid. 317-1371 LOOKING FOR a place to rent? Let us help you!! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors, 501 N. Main. (575) 624-2262 Stop by to pick up a list of our available rentals or check them out online at www.roswellforrent.com!

555. Mobile Homes for Rent FOR RENT: 1 and 2 bedroom trailers, mobile home lots, RVs welcome. 1200 E. Country Club 623-6660

558. Roommates Wanted

Nice quiet area by Roswell High room w/private bath . 609-760-0919

570. Mobile Home Courts

SOUTH FORK. A 55 & above community w/large quiet and attractive lots for people that care. 624-1742 500 W Brasher Rd.

580. Office or Business Places TWO BUILDINGS available, approximately 5400 and 4000 square feet. Combination of offices, warehouses, large fenced areas. 1601 & 1603 W. 2nd. 208-8020

580. Office or Business Places

Roswell Daily Record 745. Pets for Sale

Office space: newly remodeled, 750 sf $800, 350sf $400 all bills paid 622-2564

German Shorthair, only 2 left 6 months old male/female 622-5922

FOR LEASE - Space in Sunwest Centre aka the Bank of America Building. Various size spaces available. Owner-paid utilities and janitorial. Suite customization available. Call Ed McClelland, Broker or come by Suite 606. Office 623-1652 or mobile 420-2546.

SHIHT ZU pups for sale 4 wks old. Call 626-1787

3 STORES for rent, great location, SE Main, between Hobbs & Poe, 2028 sf, 782 sf, 1285 sf, call 623-3738. 4000sf steel building w/warehouse, offices, bathrooms, 113 & 115 E. Albuquerque St., $165k, 575-626-4685. 2108 S. Main, storefront, 1200sf, $500/$500dep. Call Don or Barbara 627-9942

MERCHANDISE

605. Miscellaneous for Sale

NEED FURNITURE? Shop Blair’s Trading Post for the best prices in town for your household items. We buy & sell furniture, appliances, home decor, collectibles, electronics, saddles, jewelry, tools, fishing & camping items, movies plus everything else from A-Z. Including many hard to find items. Serving Roswell for 40 years. Open daily 9-5. Accept Visa & MC. 5611 Hummingbird Ln. 627-2033 OFFICE FURNITURE Sale. Desks, chairs, credenza, lobby furniture set, lamps, etc. 575-444-7872 or 575-317-1607 between 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri THE TREASURE Chest 1204 Hobbs Antique cast iron stove, vintage cast iron cookware, more depression, carnival glass, thrifts, furniture, dryer, etc. 914-1855 10-5 Wed. - Sat. Miniature Australian Shepherd born 11/1, 2 males left. 317-2757 ATTENTION Blair’s Monterrey Flea Market is under new management and open 6 days a week, Thursday-Tuesday, 9am-5pm. Vendors sale a large variety of items including furniture, costume & body jewelry, bling purses & belts, NFL logo items, cell phone acc., men’s & women’s clothing, shoes, skateboards & acc., piñatas, SW decor, herbs & home remedies, glass pipes & hookahs, plus lots more. Boots available $50 & up. 1400 W. 2nd St., 623-0136

615. Coins, Gold, Silver, Buy, Sell, Trade

U.S. & FOREIGN coins and currency, buy, sell or trade, gold and silver coins. 622-7239, 2513 W. 2nd CASH ON the spot for your gold jewelry. Guaranteed highest prices paid. In Roswell, 578-0805.

620. Wanted to Buy Miscellaneous

PAY CASH for household items, furniture, appliances, antiques, collectibles, tools, saddles. Entire households & estates welcome. Call 627-2033 or 623-6608.

BUYING PECANS N. Main & Berrendo Rd. Mon. & Weds. 575-399-2212 WILL BUY your good used washers and dryers. 626-7470

630. Auction Sales

ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 33 New Mexico newspapers for only $100. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 288,000 readers. Call this newspaper for more details. Or log onto www.nmpress.org for a list of participating newspapers.

700. Building Materials

STEEL BUILDINGS Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 - Reg $12,300 Now $9,970 36x58 - Reg $20,300 Now $16,930 866-609-4321 Source# 1CC

745. Pets for Sale

AKC GERMAN Shepherd puppies $450. 575-910-1730 8wk old Husky puppies for sale. For more info please call or text 626-0339. Great Xmas Stuffer! Small AKC Poms, M $350, F $400. 317-3874 BORDER COLLIE puppies ready to go, male & female, $50 each. 578-0975

Miniature Australian Shepherd born 11/1, 2 males left. 317-2757 MALE CHI-PIN, 5 WEEKS OLD, $125.00 CALL 575-622-6190.

RECREATIONAL 780. RV’s & Campers Hauling

TRANSPORTATION

795. Pickups/ Trucks/Vans

790. Autos for Sale

2006 FORD F250, excellent cond., ext. cab, $9,950. 626-7488.

96 FORD Mustang $3500 owner finance w/$1000 down. 420-1352

WHITE, 2011 1500 Chevy Crew Cab; all leather; 4X4; Z71 6.2ltr V8; 6600 miles. Like new truck at a discounted price…..original price was 41,000-asking 38,500 but will negotiate. Call 575-622-8594. Leave message if no answer. Really nice truck!

2004 350Z convertible silver w/black top 25.75K miles 18” wheels. $17,500. Call 420-2456. 2007 PONT Vibe, 34k miles, 4 D Hutchback, $9500. 623-0211 07 HONDA Fit Sport model loaded, like new only 20k miles $10k OBO. 317-0187

MAIN TRAILER Sales Inc. New & Used Travel Trailers & 5th Wheels. Parts & Service. 2900 W. 2nd St. 575-622-1751. Mon-Fri, 8-5:30, Sat. 9-2. maintrailersalesinc.com ‘05 enclosed utility trailer, 16x6, tandum wheels, elec. brakes, ramp & side doors, new tires, $4200. 623-0318

‘98 FORD F150, white, 3dr, ext cab, 5 spd, V8, runs great, 110k miles, new alternator, battery & tires, $4900. 840-8844

796. SUVS

2005 FORD Explorer XLT 4x4, 3rd seat, excellent condition, clean inside & out, $8500. 420-1352 SUZUKI 2008 XL7, 44k miles, $14k, 623-0211.

815. Wanted to Buy Autos

JUNK CAR removal Avoid city code fines. We pay cash. 575-915-6744

CLASSIFIEDS INDEX

Announcements

005 Special Notice 010 Card of Thanks 015 Personals/Special Notice 020 Transportation 025 Lost & Found

Garage Sales

001 North 002 Northeast 003 East 004 Southeast 005 South 006 Southwest 007 West 008 Northwest

Instruction

030 Education 035 Music – Dance/Drama 040 Instructions Wanted

Employment

045 Employment Opportunities 050 Salesperson/Agents 060 Jobs Wanted – M & F

Services

070 Agricultural Analysis 075 Air Conditioning 080 Alterations 085 Appliance Repair 090 Auto Repair 100 Babysitting 105 Childcare 110 Blade Work 115 Bookkeeping 120 Carpentry 125 Carpet Cleaning 130 Carpeting 135 Ceramic Tile 140 Cleaning 145 Clock & Watch Repair 150 Concrete 155 Counseling 160 Crafts/Arts 163 Disability Care 165 Ditching 170 Drafting 175 Drapery 180 Drilling 181 Drywall 185 Electrical 190 Engraving/Commercial Art 195 Elderly Care 200 Fencing 205 Fertilizer 210 Firewood/Coal 215 Floor Covering 220 Furniture Repair 224 Garage Door Repair 225 General Construction 226 Water/Well 229 Gutters 230 General Repair 232 Chimney Sweep 235 Hauling 237 Heating 240 Horseshoeing 245 House Wrecking 250 Insulation 255 Insurance 260 Ironing & Washing 265 Janitorial 269 Excavating 270 Landscape/Lawnwork 271 Legal Services 273 Bankruptcy 275 Locksmith 280 Masonry/Concrete 285 Miscellaneous Service 290 Mobile Home Service 293 Monuments 295 Musical 300 Oil Field Services 305 Computers 306 Rubber Stamps 310 Painting/Decorating 312 Patio Covers 315 Pest Control 316 Pet Services 320 Photography 325 Piano Tuning 330 Plumbing 335 Printing 340 Radio/TV’s/Stereo’s 345 Remodeling 350 Roofing 355 Sand Blasting 356 Satellite 360 Screens/Shutters 365 Security 370 Sewer Service & Repair 375 Sewing Machine Service 380 Sharpening 383 Siding 385 Slenderizing 390 Steam Cleaning 392 Storage Shed 395 Stucco Plastering 400 Tax Service 401 Telephone Service 405 Tractor Work 410 Tree Service 415 Typing Service

420 Upholstery 425 Vacuum Cleaners 426 Video/Recording 430 Wallpapering 431 Water Wall Services 435 Welding 439 Windows & Doors 440 Window Repair 441 Window Cleaning 445 Wrought Iron 450 Services Wanted

Financial

455 Money to Loan/Borrow 456 Credit Cards 460 Insurance Co. 465 Oil, Mineral, Water, Land 470 Investment: Stocks/Sale 475 Mortgages for Sale 480 Mortgages Wanted 485 Business Opportunities

Real Estate

488 Home Inspecitions 490 Homes for Sale 492 Homes for Sale/Rent 495 Acreage/Farm/Ranch/Sale 500 Business for Sale 505 Investment Comm. Bus. Prop. 510 Resort Out of Town Property 515 Mobile Homes/Sale 520 Lots for Sale 521 Cemetery Lots for Sale 525 Building to be Moved 530 Real Estate Wanted

Rentals

535 Apartments, Furnished 540 Apartments, Unfurnished 545 Houses, Furnished 550 Houses, Unfurnished 552 Rent to Own Houses 555 Mobile Homes for Rent 558 Roommates Wanted 560 Sleeping Rooms 565 Rest Homes 569 Mobile Home Lots/Space 570 Mobile Home Courts 571 RV Parks 575 Resort Homes 580 Office/Business Places 585 Warehouse & Storage 590 Farms/Acreage for Rent 600 Want to Rent

Merchandise

605 Miscellaneous for Sale 608 Jewelry 610 Garage Sales, Individuals 611 Garage Sales, Businesses 615 Coins/Gold/Silver/Buy 620 Want to Buy – Misc. 625 Antiques 630 Auction Sales 632 Art for Sale 635 Good Things to Eat 640 Household Goods 645 Sewing Machines 650 Washers & Dryers 652 Computer Equipment 655 TV’s & Radios 660 Stereo/Phonographs Access 665 Musical Merchandise 670 Farm Equipment 675 Camera/Photo Equipment 680 Heating Equipment 685 Air Conditioning Equipment 690 Business/Office Equipment 691 Restaurant Equipment 695 Machinery Tools Farm/Ranch 700 Building Materials 705 Lawn/Garden/Fertilizer 710 Plants/Flowers 715 Hay & Feed Sale 720 Livestock Wanted 721 Boarding Stables 725 Livestock Wanted 730 Poultry & Supplies 735 Poultry Wanted 740 Show Fowl 745 Pets for Sale

Recreational

750 Sports Equipment 755 Bicycles for Sale 760 Hunting & Camping Equipment 765 Guns & Ammunition 770 Boats & Accessories 775 Motorcycles & Scooters 780 RV’s/Campers Hauling 785 Trailers Wanted 788 Auto Transport

Transportation

790 Automobiles for Sale 795 Pickups/Trucks/Vans 796 SUV’s 800 Auto. Antique/classic 805 Imported Autos 810 Auto Parts & Accessories 815 Wanted to Buy Autos 820 Aircraft Sales/Service

Miscellaneous

9997 Wed/Anniv/Engage 9998 Obituaries

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