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dozen steps the president can take on his own through executive action. Those measures will provide a pathway for skirting opposing lawmakers, but they will be limited in scope, and in some cases, focused simply on enforcing existing laws. But Congress would have to approve the bans on assault weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 bullets, along with a requirement for universal background checks on gun buyers. Some gun control advocates worry that opposition from Republicans
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White House of ficials, seeking to avoid setting the president up for failure, have emphasized that no single measure — even an assault weapons ban — would solve a scourge of gun violence across the country. But without such a ban, or other sweeping Congress-approved measures, it’s unclear whether executive actions alone can make any noticeable differSee OBAMA, Page A2
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The jury trial for Harvey Salinas, who is charged with second-degree murder, began under heightened security at 5th District Court on Tuesday. Salinas was 17 when 18-year -old Arnulfo Villela Jr. was shot and killed outside a residence at 826 E. Hendricks St., July 6. In her opening statement, Assistant District Attorney Emily Maher set the scene for the Friday night where Villela was hanging out with friends when a white Honda appeared on Hendricks. People emerged from the
Martinez uses State of State 51st Legislature begins to push her economic plan ILISSA GILMORE RECORD STAFF WRITER
SANTA FE (AP) — As the New Mexico Legislature retur ned to work Tuesday, Gov. Susana Martinez used her State of the State address to press lawmakers to focus on boosting New Mexico’s struggling economy.
Martinez spoke to a joint session of the House and Senate after legislators convened for a 60day session, taking the opportunity to say that diversifying New Mexico’s economy was needed to protect the state from a
federal government that she called “dysfunctional.” “The national economy is stagnant. It’s hardly growing,” Martinez said. “And the federal government — on which our state has become so dependent over the years — is faltering, weighed down by $16 trillion in debt.” Economic and budget issues were possible common ground for the Republican governor and the Democrat-controlled
Legislature. New Mexico has lost about 4,800 jobs in the past year — a drop of 0.6 percent — and potential federal budget cuts could deliver another blow to the state’s economy. Martinez asked the Legislature to approve a reduction in the corporate income tax rate, as well as other economic development incentives to make New Mexico more competitive with neigh-
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State legislators convened at the in Santa Fe Tuesday to begin the 51st legislative session, which is scheduled to run 60 days this year. In her State of the State address, Gov. Susana Martinez said the focus of the session should be on making New Mexico more competitive by adopting legislation that encourages job growth and makes the state attractive to businesses. One way to do this, she proposed, was by lowering the state’s business tax rate from 7.6 percent to 4.9 percent.
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She also asked legislators to pass infrastructure projects, such as those for water systems and roads, in an effort to create jobs that would “kick-start our economy.” Martinez also noted the role education plays in developing a strong workforce and proposed programs to improve reading proficiency by the third grade and decrease the drop out rate. Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, said she agreed with the governor on the importance of reading intervention programs. “If our kids cannot read, See 51st, Page A2
Tim holds last meeting Senate elects Papen as top-ranking leader Tim Jennings capped off his 34-year senatorial career Monday by presiding over his last committee hearing in the Roundhouse. In November, Jennings lost his longtime Roswell seat in a high-profile race against Cliff Pirtle. His final act in office saw him preside over a joint Legislative Council meeting that approved a $134,000 appropriation to the Department of Public Safety to finance security for the duration of the 60-day 2013 Legislative Session. After the vote, Jennings turned the floor over to representatives from the House, fellow senators and people in the audience who
praised and roasted him in heartfelt farewells. “It’s been a great ride,” an emotional Jennings said. “This is one huge family and I hope you all make sure it stays that way. We’re not here for the party; we’re here for the people.” During his time in of fice, Jennings held nearly every Senate leadership, including Senate president pro tem, majority leader, and Senate whip. “We’re not all the same, but under the Constitution, we’re all the same,” Jennings said. “We should all know the dif ferences between the House and
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SANTA FE (AP) — Democrat Mary Kay Papen, of Las Cruces, won election Tuesday as the Senate’s top-ranking leader, making her the first woman in more than 70 years to serve as president pro tem. Papen won with the unanimous support of Democrats and Republicans. The majority Democrats rallied behind Papen rather than pushing ahead with a potentially divisive contest between her and fellow Democrat Pete Campos, of Las Vegas. Papen told her colleagues that she hoped the Senate “will come together and that we will be a unified body.” “We are a family and we need to stick together,” Papen told her colleagues after her election, which came shortly after the Legislature convened. “We are going to disagree at times, but let’s agree on more than what we disagree.” Democrats had nominated Campos for the leadership job last month during a closed-door caucus. But Papen, a moderate from southern New Mexico, mounted a challenge and had the support of a coalition of Republicans and Democrats. In the See SENATE, Page A2
Sen. Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces, lines up to take her oath of office in Santa Fe, Tuesday. The Senate elected Papen on Tuesday as its top-ranking leader, making her the first woman in more than 70 years to serve as president pro tem. Papen won with the unanimous support of majority.
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LAS CRUCES — America has lost another of its Greatest Generation, Las Cruces has lost a truly original personality, and the McMullan Family mourns the loss of a muchloved husband and father. James J McMullan, 86, of Las Cruces, passed away peacefully and with dignity at his home in Doña Ana County, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He died of natural causes directly related to living life to the fullest and making every day worthwhile. Known throughout his life as Jimmy, Bubber, and most recently Cowboy Jim, he was born to William and Mattie McMullan on May 9, 1926, into a family that included five brothers, Billy, Aggie, Joe, Tommy, and Rodney, and two sisters, Mary Margaret and Tana. Vaughn, N.M., had no idea of what was coming when Jim was born. A true Renaissance man, Jim was famous for being a jack-ofall-trades and a master of many subjects. During his 86 years, he lived several lives, knowing that to reinvent yourself every decade just made things more interesting. At 17, he lied on his military application, and enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II, serving with honor as a petty officer first class in the South Pacific, and as a gunner on the HMS Bloemfontein. After his honorable discharge from the military, he was recruited by the University of New Mexico to run track, where he bested the state record for the 100-yard and 50-yard dash multiple times. Recognizing his speed and agility, the football team quickly added him to the roster as their star running back, carrying the ball to numerous touchdowns along the way. He was lucky enough to meet Mary E. Budagher during that celebrated time, and wisely married her on Aug. 16, 1949. After graduation, Jim fulfilled his dream of being a teacher and football coach, working in Deming, Grants, and Littlefield, Texas. With degrees in physical education and English, he was known to recite Shakespeare to anyone who would listen, and inspired young players to rise above their size and ability to be victors on the field. He “schooled” not only those in the classroom, but his chil-
dren, their friends and anyone else who walked through the front door. In 1957, he became one of the first managers of the Sunland region for State Farm Insurance, and mentored countless agents toward success. He gave 35 years to the company, bringing life to the slogan, “Like a Good Neighbor ...” Throughout his business career, he was an avid entrepreneur and risk taker, buying and selling multiple properties and businesses in New Mexico and Arizona, most notably Cycle Villa and Cattleman’s Steakhouse. After he retired from State Farm, he reinvented himself again as Cowboy Jim, purveyor of fine steaks, liquor, and New Mexico artifacts. He was known to don a cowboy hat, black vest, boots custom-fitted with taps, and tap dance to the music of Dean Martin, to the great delight of his customers. During his lifetime he also tried his hand as a shoe shine boy, body builder, freakishly strong for his size power lifter, unlicensed pilot of the pink panther air glider, professional baseball player in Mexico, poet, musician, actor, entertainer and comedian, captain of a yacht permanently docked in his front yard, amateur magician, small-time jewelry dealer and diamond collector, pecan farmer, carpenter, electrician, plumber, swimming pool expert, son, husband, uncle, grandfather, greatgrandfather, and most notably father of 11 children, Jude McMullan, James J. McMullan II, Beverly McMullan, Barbara McMullan, Marilyn Manatt, Robert McMullan, Sallie Clifford, Coeen McMullan, Thomas McMullan, Janie Blue and Sheila McMullan. His legacy includes 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Holy Cross Church, 1327 N. Miranda, Las Cruces, NM 88005, where a prayer vigil will follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, also at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Msgr. John Anderson officiating. Rite of Christian burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, carrietingleyhospitalfoundation.org, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces New Mexico 88001. To sign the local online guest book visit GetzCares.com.
Astrid Elisabeth Holland, a Roswell resident for 60 years, passed away in Lowell, Mich., on Jan. 10,
2013. She was bor n on July 30, 1916, in Belmont, Mass. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Raymond Prunty Holland Jr.; her parents Sanfrid and Anna Elisabeth Johnson, originally of Ulriceham, Sweden; her sister Ingrid Hepler, of Green Valley, Ariz.; and her brother Edward Johnson, who passed away at the age of 4. She is survived by her brother Stanley T. Johnson, of Asheville, N.C.; her daughters, Nancy Holland, of Roswell, Sally Hudson and her husband Jack Hudson, of Lowell, and Linda Nelson and her husband Stephen Ray Nelson, who live in north Texas. Other family she leaves behind are her granddaughter Sandra Birmingham, of Lowell, her husband Dr. James Birmingham, and grandson Dr. Daniel Hudson, of Waterford, Vt., and his wife Julia Hudson. She was beloved by her great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Christina, Elijah, Isaiah and Jude Birmingham, and Grace, Danny, Timmy and Salina Hudson. Astrid attended the First Presbyterian Church in Roswell, where she initiated the church’s kindergarten program in the 1960s. She wrote numerous plays and original compositions that were per for med by her kindergarten students in the church’s fellowship hall through 1974. She also taught kindergarten at Child Garden Kindergarten in the 1950s and at the Episcopal Church kindergarten in the early 1960s. In addition to her church activities, Astrid was active in the community for many years in organizations including PEO and the PTA. She also served as secretary/treasurer for the Holland Corp. She was a gifted artist and enjoyed painting realistic New Mexico landscapes. During her high school years, she was captain of the Newton Center girls’ basketball team and a member of the drama club, where she per for med in several plays. She attended Miss Pierce’s Secretarial School in Boston, before marrying Ray Holland on Dec. 31, 1937. After marrying, they lived in Nashville, Tenn., and North Hollywood, Calif., before moving to Roswell in 1946. She will be forever remembered in our hearts as a loving wife, a devoted and caring mother, and a proud grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived a faithful Christian life and shared her love and wisdom with all. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, followed by a reception at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.
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boring states in recruiting and retaining private businesses. Martinez and lawmakers agree that New Mexico needs to diversify what has long been an economy that depends heavily on government spending, including funding for military installations as well as Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. Martinez, however, said federal government jobs in the state were declining. “The opportunity to forge a new path and shape our destiny is before us. It’s an opportunity defined not by decisions made in Washington, but by the hard work and ingenuity of New Mexicans.” Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, DBelen, said Democrats were willing to work with the governor on strengthening the economy but would not support tax cuts the benefit non-New Mexico companies. He also said Democrats could not support tax breaks for the wealthy
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separate powers, and when to stand up to the governor and to the judiciary. “You must stand up for the body you represent.”
Jennings said he would still come around the Capitol, but not if he would try to regain his seat in the future.
Sanchez said Democrats were willing to compromise on the issue. He said, however, that Martinez and Republicans were “playing politics” by bringing up a proposal that has failed twice. He dismissed the measure as a “wedge issue” meant to stir up emotions rather than solve problems. Sanchez also said other states were considering an immigrant driver’s license bill similar to the one in New Mexico.
The gover nor also intends to push for merit pay for teachers and school administrators who succeed in boosting student performance. To highlight her ef forts toward stronger reading scores in schools, the governor invited a firstgrader to read a portion of his book called “The Governor Rocks.” He read to lawmakers that he wanted to be a news reporter or police officer.
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that would potentially decrease education funding. “Building a more attractive business climate takes more than tax breaks,” said Sanchez. In addition, Sanchez said state lawmakers passed a series of economic initiatives during the previous session, only to see them vetoed by the gover nor. He vowed to push for state employee pension overhauls and a pay a raise for state employees, including public school teachers. Martinez also said she plans to renew several proposals that Democrats have blocked in the past two years, including a measure to stop the state from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and to hold back third-graders if they aren’t reading proficiently. Her request to reintroduce a repeal of the driver’s license law — which she said has a majority of the support of state residents — draw a long standing ovation from Republican lawmakers. Immigrant rights groups, however, have vowed to oppose any repeal attempt and said law-
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Roswell firm got contracts despite fraud inquiry ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico health officials awarded contracts to a Roswell-based firm that was at the time was and still is the subject of another agency’s investigation into alleged Medicaid fraud. The Department of Health Services awarded contracts to New Mexico Psychiatric Services last year to provide on-call or temporary services at state-run facilities, the Albuquerque Jour nal reported. At the time, the department knew the state Attorney General’s Office was investigating the company in connection with its work for the Department of Human Services, the newspaper reported Sunday. Vigil, a Kenny spokesman for the health department, said the agency knew about the investigation but didn’t consider the investigation a “determinative” factor. The president of New Mexico Psychiatric Services, Dr. Babak Mirin, disclosed the investigation before any contracts were signed last year, Vigil said.
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days leading up to the legislative session, Papen said she was confident of winning the leadership race. Democrats hold a 25-17 majority in the Senate but wanted to avoid a bruising leadership fight that exposed possible fractures between more liberal senators and moderate-to-conservative members within the party. After the Senate convened, Campos nominated Papen for the leadership job and said he did so to ensure the Senate was united and focused on the issues confronting the Legislature. Campos and Papen hugged, and he walked arm-in-arm with her to the front of the Senate chamber along with Republican Sen. Carroll Leavell, of Jal. The president pro tem is the top-ranking Senate leader but not the most power ful. The majority leader exerts more influence by controlling the dayto-day flow of legislation. The Senate president plays a key role in deciding committee assignments, including chairmanships. The last woman to hold the post, Louise Holland
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Mirin’s attorney, David H. Johnson, said the company has been cooperating with the attorney general’s investigation and will repay any overpayments that it may have received. “At this point there has only been an allegation of billing fraud,” Johnson said in an email to the Journal. “Fraud has not been established.” The Department of Health and the Department of Human Services Department are separate state agencies with some overlapping functions. The Department of Health selected New Mexico Psychiatric Services, along with six other companies last May, to provide services as needed. All seven fir ms that submitted proposals were approved to provide services and each state health department facility decided which firm to hire. New Mexico Psychiatric landed most of the work by signing contracts for facilities in Albuquerque, Roswell and Las Vegas.
Coe, a Carrizozo Democrat, was president pro tem in 1935-1940, according to the Legislative Council Service. Papen has served in the Senate since 2001. Sen. Michael Sanchez, a Belen Democrat, is majority leader. The House also will have a new leadership this session. As expected, Democrat Ken Martinez was selected as House speaker. He won on a party-line 3832 vote and succeeds the late Ben Lujan, who did not seek re-election and died last month. The speakership is the most powerful position in the Legislature. The speaker largely controls the legislative agenda in the House and has broad discretionary powers in presiding over daily proceedings. Importantly, the speaker also appoints chairmen and members of committees, which conduct much of the work of the Legislature by approving and rejecting bills. Martinez, a lawyer from Grants, has served in the House since 1999. He moved into the Democratic leadership in 2004 when Democrats elected him majority leader. His late father, Walter, served as House speaker in 19711978 but was ousted by what was called the “Cowboy Coalition” of minority Republicans and conservative, mainly rural Democrats.
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vehicle and asked for someone else. According to Maher, Joseph Lucero, 17, was carrying a .22 caliber, Salinas a 9 mm. and Israel Vigil, a 45 mm handgun. Words were exchanged; shots rang out; the friends ran to evade gunfire. In the end, Villela lay dead, shot seven times, and Villela’s friend was wounded. Defense attorney, Luke A. Ragsdale countered that the autopsy revealed that Villela was shot five times with a 22 caliber, once with a 45 and one time by a bullet of unknown caliber. Ragsdale reported that the autopsy also indicated the cause of death was three .22 caliber bullets rather than by a 9 mm bullet, the gun carried by his client. The first witness for the defense, Michael Montantez, 14, was with Villelas at the time of the shooting. He said five people were in the car that stopped at Hendricks Street. Four got out. The first to approach was Israel Vigil, 18, who asked the two youths if they were Josh and Chris. Deputy District Attorney Michael Murphy had Montantez describe Salinas. The witness replied that Salinas had piercings with spikes and pointed to the defendant. He reported that an argument ensued. According to Montantez, Salinas shot Villela in the chest. He turned and tried to run away and Salinas continued shooting him in the back. Murphy provided a photo array provided by the police where Montantez identified Salinas as the shooter and the witness confirmed his identification and the place where he had initialed the document. Ragsdale brought out Montantez’s statements to the police and inquired about discrepancies between his testimony and the previous statement when he said Lucero pushed Villela, who in tur n pushed back. Montantez held firm with his testimony, saying that Salinas was the first to fire and hit Villelas in the chest. The witness could not specify the number of shots and said he did not see anyone else shoot the victim, but he admitted when he was running, he was not watching who pulled the trigger. Villela’s girlfriend Crystal Dimas, who was also at the scene at the time of the incident, supported Montantez’s testimony. She said she rec-
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ognized Israel Vigil, who is a cousin, and she recognized Salinas by his voice. She, too, fled when the gunfire began and said she did not even remember giving a statement. Montantez’s mother Patsy Ang reported that she ran to the door when she heard shots fired. She was the first to find Villela’s body on the east side of the house. “I was crying. I was worried that they had killed my son.” Villela’s sister, who also lived on Hendricks, told about hearing the shots and seeing her brother’s body. She was not allowed to approach him as officers secured the scene. She said her boyfriend, Simon Rodriguez, grabbed his gun and left the house. Rodriguez told the court that he saw muzzle flashes and began returning gunfire. “I was trying to save my cousin’s life, Michael’s life, and trying to defend my house and my family.” Officer Sabrina Homeytewa, the first to arrive on Hendricks, testified that she was initially told of a vehicle damaged, but neighbors said no one was hurt. Then she heard a woman start to scream. Ang had found the body. Of ficer R yan Crane said he arrived on Hendricks after Homeytewa. As he approached the residence, he discovered several .22 caliber casings and some 9 mm or .40 caliber shell casings in the street. He, too, reported the sound of screaming. Crane said, “He was face down with blood pooling around him. All I could see was one wound in the back. ...” The last to take the stand was Sgt. Steve Meredith. “There was a woman screaming ‘my brother has been shot.’” He described a trail of blood that led from the body through the driveway and onto the street. Meredith had Crane to stay with the body while Homeytewa was order to maintain the crime scene until CID could take over the scene.
ence. According to a lobbyist briefed Tuesday, Obama will present a three-part plan focused on gun violence, education and mental health. The president will call for a focus on universal background checks. Some 40 percent of gun sales take place without background checks, including those by private sellers at gun shows or over the Inter net, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The president will call for banning assault weapons and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds or fewer, and also propose a federal statute to stop “straw man” purchases of guns and crack down on trafficking rings. He’ll order federal agencies to conduct more research on gun use and crimes, something Republican congressional majorities have limited through language in budget bills, the lobbyist said. On education, Obama will call for more anti-bullying efforts; more training for teachers, counselors and principals; and providing resources for schools for more counselors and resource officers. Obama has pledged urgent action to prevent future mass shootings, and his plan — coming just one month after the Newtown attacks — is swift by Washington standards. The president’s framework is based on recommendations from Vice President Joe Biden, who led a wide-ranging task force on gun violence. The vice pres-
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they will drop out of school,” she said, noting that close to 70 students drop out a day. She said she also agreed with Martinez on lowering the state’s business tax rate to establish a competitive foothold and have businesses come into state. “We’ve got to drop that rate,” she said. “Private enterprise drives our economy, not gover nment.” Ezzell thought the governor’s speech was very good and noted that it was interrupted several times by applause — especially when Martinez asked the legislature to repeal the law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
ident’s proposals included 19 steps that could be achieved through executive action. Obama may order the Justice Department to crack down on people who lie on background checks; only a tiny number are now prosecuted. Such a step has support from the National Rifle Association, which has consistently argued that existing laws must be enforced before new ones are considered. He also could take steps ordering federal agencies to make more data on gun crimes available and conduct more research on the issue, something Republican congressional majorities have limited through language in budget bills. And he may order tougher penalties against gun trafficking and give schools flexibility to use grant money to improve safety. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s top Republican, has warned the White House that it will be at least three months before the Senate considers gun legislation. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said it is immigration, not gun control, that is at the top of his priority list after the fiscal fights. House Republican leaders are expected to wait for any action by the Senate before deciding how — or whether — to proceed with any gun measure. Publicly, House GOP leaders are being careful not to rule anything out ahead of Obama’s announcement. Privately, House Republicans voice skepticism that the debate will even get to the point of Senate action that would require a response by the House. Martinez also encouraged lawmakers to find common ground despite their disagreements and work for the benefit of the entire state. Sen. Bill Burt, R-Alamogordo, said if the support Mary Kay Papen, DLas Cruces, received from both Democrats and Republicans to be elected president proTtmpore of the Senate was an indication, “there’s a very good opportunity for the Senate to be more balanced in its approach this year.” “Of course, we’re still going to disagree,” he said. Ezzell said she looks forward to working with the other side of the aisle on issues, such as a creating a balanced budget. “We need to keep New Mexico solvent,” she said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Don’t expect much from this Legislature A4 Wednesday, January 16, 2013
SANTA FE — What should we expect from New Mexico’s 2013 Legislature? Our chosen leaders have promised to work together but the chances don’t look good. Former Gov. Bruce King’s campaign slogan was “Working Together,” But Bruce had been on the county commission, was a former House speaker and a threetime governor. He knew how to make it work. Today we are faced with more than 30 of our 112 lawmakers being new to their jobs and a governor whose experience is as a prosecutor — a job not known for working together. Add to those problems new leadership in both the House and Senate. House Speaker Ben Lujan retired and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings was beaten in a bitter battle. So we have no steady hand of longtime leadership plus a number of first-time committee chairs. And it doesn’t end there. The
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recent elections were the most expensive ever — and probably the dirtiest. Everybody claims dirty elections but this is the first time we have had GOP money being used to defeat Republicans in the Republican primary and Democrats in the Democratic primary. And it was the governor’s PAC that was behind it all. If that doesn’t make for some poisonous water, I don’t know what does. To top it off, Gov. Susana Martinez is reported to have wanted Republican Senate Floor Leader Stuart Ingle, of Portales, out of the Legislature because he is too nice a guy. Ingle
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is staying and is probably too nice to hold it against her. Gov. Martinez says she plans to work closer with legislators this year. She said that last year too but some legislators tell me they were called into the governor’s office only to be told how the governor would like them to vote and not to listen to any legislator’s concerns. The governor remains popular with the pubic, possibly because she appears at many public events and visits many elementary schools. Her popularity likely also stems from having picked her fights carefully. She hasn’t strictly followed the GOP’s handbook for new governors, which has gotten some of her gubernatorial colleagues in trouble. State employees, many of whom voted for her, aren’t wildly enthusiastic about her now. But the governor has avoided doing anything to make them want to rebel as they have in some states.
Agreeing to participate in the federal Medicaid expansion program also should be a popular decision for the governor. Only one other Republican-led state has agreed to do so, New Mexico is a very poor state with a high number of people unemployed. Problems could be in the offing as to the degree of involvement necessary from the Legislature and from the governor. Gov. Martinez is expected to try her two signature pieces of legislation again this session. She may not get any further with taking driver’s licenses from undocumented aliens. Some Senate Democratic lawmakers claim they have designed alternative legislation that fulfills all of Gov. Martinez’s concerns that won’t take transportation away from undocumented workers who need a way to get to their job. But the governor won’t budge. She wants it her way or no way. She says it is a matter of public
safety. But some states are beginning to decide that it is safer to know that illegal alien drivers have passed a driving test and had insurance at least at the time they applied for a license. Retention of third graders if they are not reading proficiently is another issue that should be able to be resolved by diplomatic negotiations. Since long before I taught fifth grade 50 years ago, teachers have been blocked from holding poor students back by parents who wouldn’t hear of it. But that was a call involving much more than a test score. We may be moving toward some resolution of this standoff with extra reading help in the early years and more parental involvement. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 984-0982; or by e-mail at email@example.com)
Hagel a good choice
“The people in Washington make the policy, but it’s the little guys who come back in the body bags.” So said former Army Sgt. Charles T. Hagel in an oral history of the Vietnam War in 2002. By then Chuck Hagel, who’d been a little guy carrying a rifle in the Mekong Delta in 1968, had become a United States senator, more than a little concerned about the Bush administration’s eagerness to go to war in Iraq. On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Hagel, 66, a Republican who served two terms in the Senate from Nebraska before stepping down in 2008, to succeed Leon Panetta as secretary of defense. He would become the first Vietnam veteran, and the first former enlisted man, to head the Pentagon. You’d think Republicans as well as Democrats would be delighted with this appointment. The wiser ones are. Here’s a man who grew up in poverty, got drafted, earned two Purple Hearts, worked his way through college, made a fortune in the cellphone business and then entered public service. He’s subsequently in the private equity business and now teaches at Georgetown University. If Horatio Alger were a Republican, he’d look a lot like Chuck Hagel. Democrats should find his iconoclastic views on the Pentagon reassuring. He’s skeptical of unlimited weapons spending. He became an opponent of the war in Iraq. He wants to draw down the U.S. presence in Afghanistan faster and deeper than Obama does. He’s an internationalist who believes military intervention should be the last resort, not the first one. He’s still got shrapnel in his body and believes that if you ask a young soldier to go in harm’s way, you’d better be able to explain why it’s necessary. Unfortunately, all of that doesn’t seem to be enough for some people. These days, George C. Marshall wouldn’t be enough for some people. Some GOP senators, including Hagel’s longtime friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., find him insufficiently enthusiastic about potential military intervention on behalf of Israel and too supportive of diplomacy with Iran. Some pro-Israel groups have begun to mount a television advertising campaign calling Hagel’s views into doubt. Some Democratic groups find Hagel insufficiently enthusiastic about gay rights. They say that putting him in charge of the Pentagon, at a time when the military is trying to change its culture in the post-”don’t ask, don’t tell” world, would be a step backward. In an interview with a home-state newspaper, The Lincoln Journal Star, Hagel emphasized his “unequivocal, total support for Israel.” He has apologized for some of his past remarks on the gay rights issue. No doubt these issues will get full airing when the Senate Armed Services Committee holds hearings on his nomination. Barring any new disclosures, there is nothing in Hagel’s past or present that should keep any senator from voting for confirmation. And there is a great deal to suggest that he is precisely the leader the Pentagon will need as the nation transitions out of an era of too many wars and unlimited military spending. The immediate problem is $487 billion in spending cuts that the Pentagon faces over the next 10 years. That number could double if Congress and the president fail to reach a budget compromise to prevent a 10-year, trillion-dollar cut in spending created by the 2011 “sequestration” agreement. Half the cuts would come from military spending, half from domestic programs. Congressional Republicans have vowed to prevent any defense cuts. Panetta, the current defense secretary, has said that losing $487 billion over 10 years would “hollow out” the military. That is absurd. The cuts would return defense spending to 2007 levels, about $430 billion, exclusive of war spending. Hagel, rifle squad leader-turned-internationalist, would bring the right perspective to Pentagon priorities. Troops first. Contractors last. Look before you leap. In a complicated, dangerous world in an era of limited resources, tough, smart decisions must be made. The nation should be grateful that someone like Chuck Hagel is willing to serve. Guest Editorial St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Control politicians, not guns
If laws were enough to deter criminal behavior prisons would be empty. The latest effort to “control” guns in America is as likely to deter someone intent on breaking the law as outlawing lust would affect one’s libido. What’s in a heart can’t be controlled by restricting what’s in a hand. Following the Newtown tragedy, President Obama vowed to seek the passage of an assault weapons ban and hastily assembled an administration-wide gun control task force, an effort that amounts to little more than a political
DEAR DOCTOR K: My 8year -old has trouble falling asleep. Can you give me some practical suggestions that may help? DEAR READER: The pediatricians here at Harvard Medical School who specialize in sleep problems have given me this advice: To help your child (or anyone of any age, for that matter) fall asleep, you must remove the obstacles that may impede or disrupt his sleep. By doing so, you’ll make it much easier for your child to settle down and drift off into a restful slumber. Here are some suggestions that should help: — Stop your child’s caffeine intake at least eight hours prior to bedtime. Not a lot of
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act designed to impress what Rush Limbaugh calls “lowinformation voters.” Government must be seen doing something to keep mad men from shooting children and moviegoers, even if that something will likely prove ineffective.
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8-year -olds drink coffee or tea, but there’s plenty of caffeine in cola beverages or in chocolate, for example. — Reduce your child’s exposure to bright light for the two hours before bedtime. Dimmer light helps the brain prepare for sleep. — Keep your child’s bedroom dark, quiet and at a comfortable temperature.
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” the proverb goes, and someone who has the will to kill with a gun is going to find a way (and a gun) no matter how many laws are passed. Consider Chicago where numerous anti-gun laws appear to have done little to stop gun deaths. President Obama put Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the task force. Biden calls his gun control effort a “moral issue.” Does Biden suffer from selective morality? For him, same-sex marriage and abortion don’t appear to be moral issues, as they are for his
— If your son still uses a night-light, choose one with a low-intensity bulb. — Reduce the intensity of your child’s reading lamp to 40 watts or less. — Some parents play classical music in the background, hoping it will lull a child to sleep. Bad idea. Music — particularly great music — is not “white noise.” The ingenious melodies and rhythms are compelling and call to you even when you’re asleep. Even generally soft music can have sudden loud moments. And if you play it, but let it stop when the piece ends, your child may notice the sudden absence of music and have See DR. K, Page A5
Catholic church, but gun control is. The loss of liberty always begins at the extremes, but it won’t stop there. Radicals won’t be satisfied with outlawing one type of gun. In 1995, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, DCalif., told “60 Minutes,” “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up (every gun) ... Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in. I would have done it ...” In 2004, when he was an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama
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Jan. 16, 1988 Staff Sgt. Paul M. Charo, son of Paul C. Dozier and stepson of James H. Dozier of Roswell, was presented the Air Assault Badge upon his graduation from the U.S. Army’s air assault school at Fort Campbell. During the training, Charo learned to rapidly and safely exit a helicopter from a variety of difficult situations, whether descending into treetops or lowering themselves, or injured soldiers, down sheer drops. Caro was a 1975 graduate of Roswell High School.
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Given today’s political climate, there is a movie everyone needs to watch. You may want to watch it ag a in i f y ou ’ v e s e e n i t already. Specifically, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” with Jimmy Stewart, speaks very eloquently to t o d ay ’ s co rr up t i o n a n d mis-dealings in Washington DC: one (good man’s) fight and victory. Unfortunately, today’s Hollywood would not allow that picture to be made (just as “truth” was squashed in t h e mo v ie ). T o da y , t h e good guy would not have the money, the political cl o u t , t he co n s t i t ue n t su p p o r t o r t h e m a s s m e d i a’ s c over a g e , a n d wo u l d ha ve t o c o nt e n d with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and John Boehner. Sorry, America! Last week I mentioned a few of the cuts to veteran benefits we are likely to be facing very soon. There ar e sever al m o r e cu ts being discussed, likely to pass. Many veterans, and the country at large, are not aware that the drastic cu t s b e i n g m a de t o t h e De p ar tm en t o f D e f e n s e b u d g et i nc l ud e dr a s ti c cuts to veterans’ benefits, which are part of the DOD budget. So, we will be cutting funds for our national security and cutting funds for those men and women who have fought to secure the free government our nation enjoys. However, since we’ve been “negotiating” government spending cuts, I have not yet heard once “let’s cut welfa r e , an d po l it ic ian s’ sa la r ie s a nd be n e f i t s . ” He r e’ s a th o ug h t , l e t ’ s send the “needy” and our p o li t ic i an s t o f i g h t t he next war. I am totally serious! You may think me crass fo r s u g g est in g t a k i n g
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funds from the “needy,” but after working a majority of my career in jobs providing services to the “needy,” I can tell you at least 35-40 percent of all m o ne y pa i d i n t o we lfare/Medicaid is paid to a critically broken system. Between non-eligible beneficiaries (those who could work, but choose not to), a n d o u tr i g h t f r au d i n m an y o f t h e p r o g r am s (gaming the system), there would be a chunk of taxpayer money that could go a long way to reducing the veterans’ cuts in benefits. M a ny o f u s w h o h a v e worked in the “social services” field know this to be true, but we excuse it by saying “but the good far o u tw e ig h s th e b ad .” Wrong! Cutting veterans benefits before we eliminate the fraud and those not eligible for benefits in the welfare system is just plain wrong.
As far as our politicians go, we do still have a few “Mr. Smiths” in Washington, but they are few and f ar be t we e n , an d a r e grossly outnumbered by t h e o t he r gu y s . W h y wouldn’t it be fair to apply the same cuts in political salaries and benefits as those cuts veterans will be experiencing? Why can’t w e c u t co n g r es s io n al , presidential and Supreme Court salaries and benefits? Oh yeah, they are the on es c o n tr o l l i ng t he spending. But what if we cut the retirement pen-
trouble falling back to sleep without it. — Remove video games, media players, cell phones, computers and TVs from your child’s bedroom. Pretty obvious advice, I know, but you’d be surprised how often it’s not followed. — Position your child’s alarm clock so that it faces away from the bed. This can be helpful if your child stresses out each time he sees that five more minutes have passed and he’s still awake. — Insist that your child do his homework at a desk (or better yet, outside the bedroom), not in bed. When homework is done in bed, the associated stress doesn’t go away just because the books are closed. Really, it’s the same advice I give
adults with problems sleeping: Use the bed for sleeping, not for reading, watching TV or playing games. (If you regularly do these things in bed and think they help you fall asleep — and you don’t have trouble sleeping — please ignore my advice.) — Keep pets out of your child’s bedroom (and out of his bed!). A great e-book, short and inexpensive, about how to help your child fall asleep and stay asleep is “Successful Sleep Strategies for Kids” by Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Dennis Rosen. You can learn more about this book at my website, AskDoctorK.com. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)
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Home Garden Club will have its monthly meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Isabel Olsen will host the meeting in her home with Kathy Brown as co-hostess. We will discuss growing roses. Please join us! For information and address of the meeting, call Pam Davis 575-9143729.
The Roswell Story League will meet Thursday at 1 p.m. at 144 East Cummings Loop for the annual fun-filled White Elephant Auction. Bring items to sell and money to buy! For more information, call Carol Bignell at 347-2539.
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voted against a bill that affirms the right of citizens to defend themselves against home invasions. The bill ultimately passed. The Sandy Hook shooter reportedly stopped killing children and killed himself when law enforcement of ficers arrived on the scene. This contains no lesson for the gun control crowd, which mostly opposes ar med guards in schools. Neither does it matter to them that recently a Georgia woman, Melinda Herman, shot an intruder when police couldn’t get to her home quickly enough, thus defending her life and the lives of her two children. To gun control advocates, guns decide whether they are used for good or evil, not the people who fire them. If President Obama attempts to impose new restrictions on guns by executive order, not Congress, what can individuals do? I asked constitutional attorney John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute, “a nonprofit conservative legal organization dedicated to the defense of civil, especially religious, liberties and human rights.” “Even if the president has the authority to issue the executive order,” Whitehead replied by email, “the order may not violate the Constitution’s guarantees to individual liberty. If the order resulted in restrictions on gun ownership or possession that go beyond what is allowed under the Second Amendment, individuals
Attention all four-year-olds through sixth-grade students! Join the Goddard Rocket cheerleaders for their annual “Goddard Rocket Junior Cheer Camp,” Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, at Goddard High. Registration is from 88:30 a.m. and camp is from 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. with a performance for parents at 12:15 p.m.! Cost is $25 and includes a healthy snack and a photo taken with a Rocket cheerleader. Wear tennis shoes and hair in a ponytail. The Rocket Spirit Store will be open. Can’t wait to see you!
Peachtree Village Retirement Community, 1301 W. Country Club Rd., will host a blood drive for United Blood Services on Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. As a thank you, donors will receive points redeemable at the United Blood Services online store. Get shirts, gift certificates and more. Call 1-888-676-LIFE or visit unitedbloodservices.org for information or to schedule an appointment.
Assistance League of Chaves County will hold its regular meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday at the chapter house, 2601 N. Aspen. At 9:30 a.m., there will be a social with refreshments. Assisteens will meet Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Las Lianas Committee will meet Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. Guests welcome. For more information call Jean Maley at 622-6152.
who are harmed by the order could sue to have the order declared unconstitutional.” We need to hear more stories of how law-abiding gun owners have managed to thwart criminals. As the predictable assault of anti-gun TV ads begins, the National Rifle Association should create its own ads with gun owners telling their stories of self-defense and crime prevention. You know rational thinking is lacking when Pravda, Russia’s communist political newspaper, makes sense. In a recent article, Stanislav Mishin writes that after the Bolsheviks seized Moscow in 1917, they promised to leave alone the well-armed citizens if they did not interfere. “They did not and for that were asked afterwards,” writes Mishin, “to come register themselves and their weapons, whereupon they were promptly shot.” The Second Amendment was written to protect citizens from tyrannical government and to preserve our liberties. It’s not primarily for the protection of hunters and target shooters, though they are included. Those politicians who wish to ignore the Constitution are the ones who need to be controlled, not lawabiding gun owners. (Write to Cal Thomas at: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also email Cal Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.) © 2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
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Through Coats 4 Kids, its December Benefit, Curves helped donate coats to Midway Assembly of God for the less fortunate children that live in the Midway area. Curves also donated turkeys to this same ministry in October. Pictured are Curves Manager Glenda Newton; Curves owner Cheryl Wafful; and Midway representative Susan Gibson.
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Why spend an hour and a half at a “regular” gym when you can spend 30 minutes at Curves for Women and get your cardio and exercise taken care of in pleasant surroundings. Curves for Women offers ZUMBA®, exercise, weight loss and 10 Minute Tanning. Curves for Women helps
benefit our community Curves held a Coats for Kids drive; had their yearly fund raiser for Cancer; they support CASA; and the Community Kitchen, plus they support other organizations throughout the year here in Roswell. Zero Sign-up in January with a Coat for Kids donation.
The staff at Curves for Women includes (left to right) Curves Manager Glenda Newton; Curves owner Cheryl Wafful; “Brody” in the picture; and Diane Green, Coach.
Brad Ussery of the Community Kitchen picks up a load of food from Curves, donated with the helpful support of dedicated Curves members during Curves Annual Food Drive.
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A rosary will be recited for Dominick Taormina, 89, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Charlie Martinez of ficiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. He passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Dominick was bor n in New York City, Sept. 29, 1924, to Peter Taormina and Josephine Monaco Taormina. He was a very generous person, very caring, private person. He accomplished his lifelong dream when he adopted Michael and Rosalie. His home was the Lord’s home. He loved traveling. When he moved to Roswell from New York, he invested in his new community, always trying to help people. He also participated at St. Peter, contributed to the Good Samaritan Program and Poor Clare Monastery. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Vera Mein Taormina, of the family home; his sister Domenica Woloscsak, of T iberon; his children, Michael Joseph Taormina and Rosalie Danielle Taor mina, of the family home; his stepchildren, Shirley Aguilar, Ruth Silva, Angela Martinez and Hank Mein; his grandchildren, Thomas Mein and his wife Liz, Oscar Silva, James Alan Silva, Alex Mein, Kevin Mein, Brittany Martinez and Shelby Aguilar; his great-grandchildren, Cee Audra Mein, Cassidy Mein, Emily Silva, Josh Silva, Jonathan Silva and Danyelle Silva; his brotherin-law Mike DiNapoli; his sister-in-law Debra Anderson; his nephews, Peter Vella and Michael Vella; and his niece Concetta Kovarick. He was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Josephine Taormina; his first wife Dora Taormina; his sisters, Anna Taormina and Rose Vella; his brothers, Vincent and Frank Taormina; and his nieces, Marie Vella and Joann Vofkland. Thank you to Vista Care Hospice, Encompass, Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Poor Clare Monastery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Good Samaritan Program at St. Peter Catholic Church and sisters of Poor Clare Monastery. Pallbearers will be Dean Dugger, Hank Mein, Mike DiNapoli, Oscar Silva, Thomas Mein and James Alan Silva. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Joseph Taormina and Rosalie Danielle Taormina. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at South Park Cemetery, for Andrew Jackson “A.J.” Franklin, 80, of Roswell, who passed away Jan. 13, 2013. Matt Brooks with the First Baptist Church will officiate. A.J. was born in Roswell, on March 16, 1932, to Hattie Mae and Ben Franklin. On Aug. 18, 1949, he married and shared his life with his loyal and devoted wife Nadine Blaylock, until her death in 2010. He was self-educated and made his life working in agriculture. He traveled around New Mexico selling agricultural goods. You could often find A.J. making friends with travelers as he made his living selling hay, fruits and piñons; trying his luck at the race track; or spending time with Nadine, his family and his dog Bashful. He was a true patriarch of his family and always showed his great generosity to anyone in need. His family loved him dearly and knew they could count on him for help with anything. There was nothing he wouldn’t do to help those he loved. He will be greatly missed. A.J. was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ben Franklin, Jr. and Aurthur Franklin; three sisters, Johnnie May Wynne, Lougena Brazil and Shirley Likes; an infant son Randy Jay Franklin; and one daughter Karen Kay Lawrence. Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his beloved and devoted daughter Pamela Gray and her husband Rusty Gray, of Roswell, who loyally and lovingly cared for him through his extended illness. He is also survived by his granddaughters who he loved dearly, Renee Lawrence, of Roswell, Jennifer Whitcamp and her husband Kelly, of Roswell, and Melissa Jones and her husband Chris, of Carlsbad; and his grandson Andrew Gray (who shared his name) and his wife Teresa, of Watrous. Great grandchildren include Savannah and her husband Jessie Burrola, Lane Lawrence, Taylor, Mackenzie and Madison Whitcamp, Keith, K.C. and Kyler Jones, Lacy Beasley, and Alyssa and Alia Gray; four great-great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews; and his lifelong, friends Bob Koonce and James Franzoy. The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thank you to Anita Marrujo, Rosalia Bravo and all the caregivers with VistaCare Hospice, who brought much comfort and joy to his last years, and to Ana Arnett for her gracious care. Friends are asked to send memorials online to lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of
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Memorial services will be held for Valorie Glynnelle Palmer, 57, of Roswell, at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Shelton of ficiating. She passed away on Jan. 6, 2013. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Valorie Glynnelle Palmer, daughter of Nathaniel and Juanita Palmer, was born April 20, 1955, in Roswell. She was preceded in death by her father Nathaniel; sister, Demetrice L ynelle Doss; and grandparents Loney and Sarah Wagoner. She received her formal education in the schools of Roswell and Athens. In 1973, Valorie moved to Athens with her parents Anderson and Juanita Green, where she traveled around the world and furthered her education. After retur ning to the United States, she moved to San Bernardino, Calif., where she worked for 13 years as a booking officer for San Bernardino County Sherif f’s Department, before returning to Roswell. Valorie was known to her family and friends as “Val.” Val was very outgoing and loved to sing. She loved her churches, Washington Chapel AME, now Washington Chapel Christian Center, in Roswell, and St. Paul AME, in San Bernardino. She was af filiated with Friendship MBC. She was a very generous and kind-hearted person, always putting others before herself. Valorie leaves to cherish her memories her parents Anderson J. and Juanita
Green, of Highland, Calif.; Charles (Jessica) Doss, of Pomona, Calif.; three sisters, Katherine Doss, of San Ber nardino, Althea Palmer-Garth, of Louisville, Ky., and Wanetta Harrington, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; niece, Toshamekia (Aaron) Doss-Howard; grand-niece Aja Cenae Doss-Ar mstead; aunts, Christine (Justus) Bowe, of Roswell, Larone Graham, of Jacksoville, Fla., Leona P. Washington, of Wallingford, Conn., Cynthia Palmer Mason, of Bowling Green, Ky., Ann Palmer-Jenkins, of Denver, Winola PalmerHarrell, of St. Paul, Minn., and Barbara (Rev. Willie) Parks, of Rofton, Ky.; uncles, Alvo Wagoner, of Teachapi, Calif., Earl (Regina) Wagoner, of San Bernardino, and Ray Neal Palmer, of Crofton, Ky.; and her companion of 20 years the Rev. Mark Baker; and a multitude of family and friends. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Virginia M. Parmley
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Jan. 19, 2013, at Grace Community Church, for Virginia M. Parmley, who went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. The Rev. Sean Lee of Grace Community Church will officiate. Virginia was born April 16, 1944, in Roswell, to C.C. and Margarita Gonzalez. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her special grandson Richard Lee Briseno.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Virginia is survived by her husband Gary Parmley, of the family home. She was the love of his life for nearly 42 years and her caregiver for the past seven years. Virginia is also survived by her son Gerald Lee and wife Angela, of Santa Fe; daughter Shanna Bock and husband Jimmy, of Florissant, Colo., who followed in her mom’s footsteps and became an RN; daughters, Carmen Briseno and husband Richard, of Roswell, and Michelle Clark and David, of Roswell; nine grandchildren, Nathanial Briseno and wife Callie, Nico Briseno and wife Maira, Matthew Briseno, Kamera Clark, Marissa Clark, Mary Margaret Lee, Gerald Lee Jr. and Gabriel Lee; six great-grandchildren, Ricardo, Bryaunna, Makayla, Bella, Tatiana and Elijah; sister Dolores Lee Burciaga, of Santa Fe; brothers, Ruben Gonzalez and wife Jocelyn, of Pandaray, and Clifford Gonzalez and wife Dora, of Roswell; two aunts who were very special to her, Nicanora Reyes and Linda Livingston, of Roswell; and many friends who were there for her, especially the Grace Community Church family. Virginia graduated from St. Mary’s LPN school and practiced nursing in Roswell, Albuquerque, El Paso and Dallas. She was a member of Grace Community Church and First United Methodist Church. Virginia loved her Lord first and foremost. She was the cook for the Wednesday night family nights at First Methodist Church until her health began to fail. The family wishes to extend its appreciation and love to Randy McGuire, CNP, her family doctor and his staf f who took such good care of her, and to the Vista Care Hospice staff, who we consider to be a part of our family, and especially her nurse Katrina. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Vista Care Hospice, 400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 500, Roswell, NM 88201, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Robin Sanders, 51, of Chattanooga, formerly of LaFayette, and Roswell N.M., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her brother Roy Alan Sanders, and her mother Jodie Sanders. She is survived by her father Donald Sanders; and daughters, Samatha Alley, of North Carolina, and Stephanie Coon and Angela Reeves, both of New Mexico; sons, Chris Moreland, of New Mexico, and Dalton Moreland, of Tennessee; sisters, Donna Strini, of Ooltewah, and Lisa Bardwell, of Rome, Ga.; brother Ricky Sanders, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Mickayla Alley, Alex Napper and Isaiah Alley; her former husband Jerry Moreland; and several nieces and nephews. Robin was a loving and devout mother and grandmother and will be missed by many.
Joe P. Moreno
A rosary will be recited for Joe P. Moreno Jr., 65, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church, with Deacon Ernesto Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Joe passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
Grace E. Garcia
Grace E. Brooks Garcia, 63, passed away Jan 12, 2013, in Albuquerque. She was a member of the Eagles and the VFW. Services are pending in Roswell.
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COLLEGIATE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. • NMMI at Odessa
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. • Gateway Chr. at Grady John Reid Invitational At Dexter 1 p.m. • Tularosa vs. Jal 2:45 p.m. • NMMI vs. Lake Arthur 4:30 p.m. • Hagerman vs. Carlsbad JV 6:15 p.m. • Dexter vs. Cloudcroft
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It’s a tired cliché, but “defense wins championships” holds true to this day. If the Roswell boys basketball team plays defense like it did on Tuesday for the rest of the season, it will be hoisting a champi-
onship trophy in March at The Pit. The Coyotes (13-0) hounded Lovington throughout the night, forcing 31 turnovers and holding the Wildcats to just two second-half field goals en route to a 73-26 victory at the Coyote Den. “We’ve really been emphasizing defense,” said
GIRLS BASKETBALL 5 p.m. • Gateway Chr. at Grady • NMMI at Loving 7 p.m. • Hobbs at Goddard • Roswell at Portales
SCORE CENTER BOYS BASKETBALL Clovis 78, Goddard 48 Tatum 70, Lake Arthur 37 NMMI 54, Hondo Valley 45 Roswell 73, Lovington 26 GIRLS BASKETBALL Tularosa 71, Dexter 34 Lovington 59, Goddard 29 Tatum 67, Lake Arthur 16 Hondo Valley 47, NMMI 41
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NEW YORK (AP) — Listen up! Talk trash to Carmelo Anthony at Madison Square Garden and you may wind up on tape. Days after Anthony’s overreaction to some bad words led to an NBA suspension, MSG chairman James Dolan had listening devices monitoring everything said to and by Anthony, according to a report in the Newark StarLedger. The report Monday said Dolan had two MSG Network audio technicians stationed at opposite corners of the court during Friday’s home game against Chicago. Holding umbrella-shaped parabola microphones, they were told to record Anthony’s interactions and send the tape directly to Dolan himself. The Knicks did not comment on the report. The team left Monday night for a game Thursday in London against Detroit. Anthony and Boston forward Kevin Garnett exchanged words during the Celtics’ 102-96 victory on Jan. 7. Anthony, clearly thrown off his game and finishing just 6-of-26 from the field, then tried to confront Garnett near the locker room and team bus following the game, and received a one-game suspension from the NBA. Anthony would not reveal what was said by Garnett, only that it was something he felt a man shouldn’t say to another man. Dolan apparently wants to ability to hear for himself. Teams routinely send videotape of plays they felt should have been fouls to the league office, and perhaps Dolan wants to be able to provide NBA officials with audio proof of what goes on with Anthony. Dolan hasn’t taken questions from reporters covering the Knicks in nearly six years, but remains keenly interested and insistent in knowing what is going on with the team. Public relations officials used to record interviews with players and coaches, and they continue to listen and take notes of what is said. General manager Glen Grunwald rarely conducts interviews and Dolan is such a stickler for his media rules that when he fired Larry Brown in 2006, he withheld payment for cause because Brown had conducted a roadside interview with reporters without a public relations official present, in violation of MSG rules.
Defense carries Roswell to 13-0 Section
Roswell coach Britt Cooper. “The last couple of years, we’ve tried a lot of the running and trapping stuff and we’ve got in foul trouble. “We’ve got to get to where we can play good man-toman defense. And (the kids) did. They did a good job.” dominant Roswell’s defensive per for mance started early — in the first quarter, Lovington scored just one point, missed all four of its field-goal attempts, tur ned it over eight times and went more than half of the quarter without even getting off a shot. That helped mask Roswell’s offensive struggles. “I wasn’t too pleased offensively in the first quarter,” Cooper said. “It seemed like we couldn’t get of f the schneid. I don’t think we scored a field goal in the first six minutes. “But, once we got going, we were all right.” Roswell did go the first six minutes without a field goal, but then hit three in the final two minutes for a 9-1 lead going to the second. The offensive struggles ended there for the Coyotes. They scored 25 points in
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ABOVE: Roswell’s Johnnail Leonard, center, goes up for a shot between Lovington’s Alvin Simpson, left, and Spencer Blackwood during the Coyotes’ victory, Tuesday. LEFT: Roswell guard Stephen Lucero (3) puts back a miss over Lovington’s Jason Hare, Tuesday.
the second, including seven from Cesar Nava and six from Johnnail Leonard, and 25 more in the third — eight from Anthony Olguin and seven from Alex Olesinski.
Going to the fourth, Roswell had a 59-21 advantage. This game was about the See DEFENSE, Page B2
San Diego Chargers hire Mike McCoy NFL COACHING CAROUSEL
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike McCoy’s interview with San Diego went so well that both sides felt he was a perfect fit to become the Chargers’ new coach. McCoy had one thing to do, though, before accepting the Chargers’ offer, so it was a good thing Chargers President Dean Spanos’ private plane was at his disposal. “There was no doubt in my mind when I got back on that plane to go back home,” said McCoy, the former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator who was introduced Tuesday as Chargers’ new coach. “They wanted to keep me here last night. But I said, ‘I’ve got to talk to my wife about this before. If I made the decision without talking to my wife, I might get in a little trouble.”’ So McCoy flew back to Denver to talk it over with wife Kellie. McCoy, his wife and their two children
were back on the same plane Tuesday morning, flying back to San Diego to take the job. “Without a doubt we knew this was the place we wanted to be,” said McCoy, who signed a four -year contract. McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season. The move comes three days after the top-seeded Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs in a douAP Photo ble-overtime home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Mike McCoy poses for a picture outside of team headquarters after being named the new The 40-year-old McCoy coach of the San Diego Chargers, Tuesday. is the same age as Tom Telesco, who was hired as hunt, and Bengals offen- get it done or we’d lose between the GM and the general manager last week. sive coordinator Jay Gru- him.” head coach, through and He interviewed after the den. “He was polished, pre- through. We spend more Chargers already had “Once he came in and pared, had great questalked to Seattle defensive once we saw how good he tions, which I think is big, time with each other durcoordinator Gus Bradley, was, we just felt we had to too, that he had a lot of ing the season than we do fired head coaches Lovie have him now,” Telesco questions for us,” Telesco See MCCOY, Page B2 Smith and Ken Whisen- said of McCoy. “We had to said. “It’s a partnership
Serena romps on bad ankle Local Briefs
Serena Williams waves to the crowd after her first-round win at the Australian Open, Tuesday. Williams, who won the last two Grand Slam titles of 2012, won 6-0, 6-0 over Edina Gallovits-Hall despite twisting her ankle during the match.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Flat on her back, her sore right ankle raised and her hands covering her face, Serena Williams tried to block out thoughts that her bid for a third straight Grand Slam title might be ruined. After a dominating run the last six months, Williams was a big favorite to win the Australian Open. Suddenly, though, there seemed a way for her to be gone in the first round. “I almost panicked, and I thought, ‘I can’t do that,”’ she said. “I just have to really remain calm and think things through.” The stats showed this was nothing more than a stroll — a 6-0, 6-0 wipeout in 54 minutes of No. 110-ranked Edina Gallovits-Hall at Melbourne Park on Tuesday. Williams conceded only six points in the second set. But this match took significantly longer to complete given the medical timeouts. And while the score may have been painful to her opponent, there was plenty of pain to go around. See SERENA, Page B2
Clovis tops Goddard
CLOVIS — The host Wildcats scored 22 points in each of the first two quarters and ran away from Goddard at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, Tuesday. Clovis scored at least 16 in all four quarters and beat the Rockets 78-48. “We competed and played hard, (Clovis) is just good. They are better than us,” said Rocket coach Kevin Jones. “They are big and strong and they can shoot the 3.” David Sweet led the Rockets (8-8) with 19 points.
NMMI 54, Hondo Valley 45 NMMI led throughout the first three quarters and then had to stave of f an Eagle rally in the fourth for a nine-point win at the Cahoon Armory, Tuesday. The Colts built their lead to as many as 13, but a 103 run by the Eagles over the final part of the third and early part of the fourth
gave them a 41-40 lead. NMMI took the lead back, but Hondo regained it at 45-44. The Colts scored the game’s final 10 points after that, though. Richard Trujillo led the Colts (7-4) with 15 points. Blade Allen added a double-double of 13 points and 19 rebounds.
Tatum 70, Lake Arthur 37 LAKE ARTHUR — After a 10-10 deadlock in the first quarter, the visiting Coyotes won each of the final three quarters by at least nine points en route to a win over the Panthers, Tuesday. Tatum won the second 19-6, the third 19-10 and the fourth 22-11 to get the win. “We played the best first quarter of the season,” said Panther coach Jordon Cooney. “We came out and played, but failed to play the rest.” Luis Velo led the PanSee BRIEFS, Page B2
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with our own family so it’s got to be a tight relationship. When he came in, after a little bit of time you could tell he was the right guy for us. We went after him hard.” San Diego was scheduled to interview Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians on Wednesday. Telesco, previously the Colts’ vice president of football operations, called Arians on Tuesday morning and told him the Chargers had hired McCoy. “It was a tough phone call,” Telesco said. “I have so much respect for Bruce. He’s an excellent football coach. He’s going to be a great head coach in this league. I was honest with him. I said, ‘There’s different situations, different fits, and right now, this is a fit for Mike McCoy.’ He understood.” McCoy inherits a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since after the 2008 season.
He thanked all the coaches and players he’s worked with over the years for helping him get to this point. He also said he knew just a few minutes into his interview that San Diego was the right place. “They all laughed at me when I walked in yesterday with this big ol’ bag with all these books and binders and everything,” McCoy said. “Well, that’s my life’s work. We’ve got a detailed plan that Tom and I are going to put together. ... There’s going to be some change. There’s a reason for change. And change is good sometimes in organizations. We’ve just got to make the most of the opportunity we have moving forward.” The Broncos have won consecutive AFC West titles. McCoy tutored quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow in 2011, and had Peyton Manning behind center in 2012. McCoy, who interviewed with the Miami Dolphins last year after retooling Denver’s offense to the read-option for Tebow at midstream in 2011, bur-
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thers with 16 points. Miguel Rubio chipped in nine.
Lovington 59, Goddard 29 LOVINGTON — The Wildcats drained eight triples and ran past visiting Goddard by 30, Tuesday. Lovington led 12-8 after one, but won the next two quarters by a combined 3311 count to pull away from the Rockets. “We just couldn’t keep up offensively,” said Rocket coach Greg Torres. “(Lovington) was hitting every shot they put up.” Courtney Villalpando led the Rockets (7-9) with 11 points. Baylee Robinson added nine.
Hondo Valley 47, NMMI 41 The Lady Colts fell behind by 11 at the break and could never climb out of the hole in the second half in a loss to
Tuesday’s Scores By The Associated Press Boys Basketball Aztec 94, Thoreau 87 Belen 56, West Mesa 49 Carlsbad 69, Alamogordo 62 Clovis 78, Goddard 48 Eldorado 71, Santa Fe 36 Farmington 77, Bloomfield 44 Floyd 53, Clovis Christian 38 Las Cruces 61, Faith Chr. (McKinney, Texas) 58 Los Lunas 67, Piedra Vista 65 Manzano 52, Volcano Vista 50 Mesilla Valley Christian 43, Chaparral 35 Mora 49, Dulce 48 Moriarty 66, West Las Vegas 59 NMMI 54, Hondo Valley 45 Raton 78, Trinidad, Colo. 76 Roswell 73, Lovington 26 Ruidoso 67, Hot Springs 45 Sandia Prep 81, Socorro 36 Santa Fe Prep 66, Coronado 34 Santa Fe Waldorf School 44, Monte del Sol 42 Shiprock 59, Kirtland Central 47 St. Pius 64, Los Alamos 39 Tatum 70, Lake Arthur 37 Tohajilee 89, Native American Comm. Acad. 60 Tucumcari 76, Melrose 23 Girls Basketball Alamogordo 42, Carlsbad 26 Bloomfield 61, Farmington 60, OT Cibola 62, West Mesa 30 Espanola Valley 52, Santa Fe Indian 45 Evangel Christian 77, NMSD 38 Floyd 67, Clovis Christian 30 Gallup 69, St. Pius 52 Hondo Valley 47, NMMI 41 Hope Christian 79, Robertson 52 La Cueva 67, Albuquerque High 29 Lovington 59, Goddard 29 Melrose 73, Tucumcari 66 Mescalero Apache 59, Artesia JV-A 50 Miyamura 61, Kirtland Central 33 Monte del Sol 40, Santa Fe Waldorf School 38 Navajo Prep 55, Rehoboth 50 Rio Rancho 43, Albuquerque Academy 35 Ruidoso 75, Silver 37 Santa Fe 65, Rio Grande 30 St. Michael’s 38, Capital 32 Taos 53, Los Alamos 52
TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, Jan. 16 AUTO RACING Midnight NBCSN — Dakar Rally, Stage 11, La Rioja to Fiambala, Argentina (delayed tape) GOLF 2 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Abu Dhabi Championship, first round, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 — NC State at Maryland 7 p.m. ESPN2 — West Virginia at Iowa St. NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Houston at Dallas 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Miami at Golden State TENNIS Noon ESPN2 — Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia (same-day tape) 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia 1 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia
nished his head coaching credentials this season while blending the power formations the Broncos used in leading the league in rushing last year with Tebow and some of the spread formations that Manning ran in Indianapolis. “I think he’s going to be a great head coach. Very detail-oriented, knows the game, relates with players very well,” Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley said. “Peyton does a lot but Mike is very good at what he does and he did a great job this year, so a lot of credit needs to go to him, also,” Stokley said. “I think that’s what you need to be a head coach — you need to be flexible. You need to do whatever you think is the best for your team to win and you know that’s what he’s done. You saw that last year. Not a lot of offensive coordinators in the NFL like running that kind of offense, but that’s what he did and it was successful.” McCoy said he was “a bit stubborn” after Tebow was
visiting Hondo Valley at the Godfrey Athletic Center, Tuesday. NMMI won the final two quarters 1311 and 17-14, respectively. Bianca Walker led the Lady Colts with 21 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Reonnah Coates chipped in 15 points and four assists. The Colts fell to 4-5 with the loss.
Tatum 67, Lake Arthur 16 LAKE AR THUR — Tatum outscored the Panthers by 14 in the first quarter and never looked back in a lopsided win, Tuesday. After jumping ahead 16-2, the Coyotes won the second 13-7, the third 245 and the fourth 14-2. “We came out excited and ready to go, but not being able to take care of the ball led to too many transition points and not hustling back on defense,” said Panther coach Jordon Cooney. “We’ve got to take care of the ball.” Mayra Davila led the Panthers with seven points and Lilly McNeil added six.
Tatum 67, Lake Arthur 16 Tularosa 71, Dexter 34 Valley 44, Cleveland 42
Anti-doping officials want Armstrong under oath
A televised confession by Lance Armstrong isn’t enough. Anti-doping officials want the disgraced cyclist to admit his guilt under oath before considering whether to lift a lifetime ban clouding his future as a competitive athlete. That was seconded by at least one former teammate whom Armstrong pushed aside on his way to the top of the Tour de France podium. “Lance knows everything that happened,” Frankie Andreu told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “He’s the one who knows who did what because he was the ringleader. It’s up to him how much he wants to expose.” Armstrong has been in conversations with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials, touching off speculation that he may be willing to cooperate with authorities there and name names. Interviewer Oprah Winfrey didn’t say if the subject was broached during the taping Monday at a downtown Austin hotel. In an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” she declined to give details of what Armstrong told her, but said she was “mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.” Asked whether the disgraced cyclist appeared genuinely contrite after a decade of fierce denials, Winfrey replied, “I felt that he was thoughtful, I thought that he was serious, I thought that he certainly had prepared for this moment. I would say that he met the moment.” She was promoting what has become a two-part special, Thursday and Friday, on her OWN network. Around the same time, World Anti-Doping Agency officials issued a statement saying nothing short of “a full confession under oath” would cause them to reconsider Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sanctioned events. The International Cycling Union also urged Armstrong to tell his story to an independent commission it has set up to examine claims that the sport’s governing body hid suspicious samples from the cyclist, accepted financial donations from him and helped him avoid detection in doping tests. The ban was only one of several penalties handed to Armstrong after a scathing, 1,000page report by USADA last year. The cyclist was also stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, lost nearly all of his endorsements and was forced to cut ties with the Livestrong cancer charity he founded in 1997. The report portrayed Armstrong as the mastermind of a long-running scheme that employed steroids, blood boosters such as EPO, and a range of other performanceenhancers to dominate the tour. It included revealing testimony from 11 former teammates, including Andreu and his wife, Betsy. “A lot of it was news and shocking to me,” Andreu said. “I am sure it’s shocking to the world. There’s been signs leading up to this moment for a long time. For my wife and I, we’ve been attacked and ripped apart by Lance and all of his people, and all his supporters repeatedly for a long time. I just wish they wouldn’t have been so blind and opened up their eyes earlier to all the signs that indicated there was deception there, so that we wouldn’t have had to suffer as much. “And it’s not only us,” he added, “he’s ruined a lot of people lives.” Armstrong was believed to have left for Hawaii. The street outside his Spanish-style villa on Austin’s west side was quiet the day after international TV crews gathered there hoping to catch a glimpse of him. Nearby, members of his legal team mapped out a strategy on how to handle at least two pending lawsuits against Armstrong, and possibly a third. The AP reported earlier Tuesday that Justice Department officials were likely to join a whistleblower lawsuit against Armstrong by former teammate Floyd Landis, citing a source who works outside the government and requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record about
made the starter in 2011, but then realized he needed to change the offense. “You take advantage of what your players do best,” McCoy said. With the Chargers, McCoy will work with Philip Rivers, who struggled this season in large part because he was under siege behind a shaky offensive line. Rivers was sacked 49 times and committed 22 turnovers, giving him 47 turnovers in two seasons. “You go through the disappointment from the season and losing your coach to now having a new GM, new coach, and you get excited and ready to go for this 2013 season,” Rivers said.
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defense, though. Lovington made just two field goals in the second half — a triple with 15.7 seconds left in the third quarter and a deuce with 6:18 left in the fourth. “Defensively, I don’t have many complaints,” Cooper said. “It was a pretty impressive game. “We’re going to have to play good defense to win a state title and I thought tonight was as solid of a defensive ef fort as we’ve had. When you’ve got size and you can get to help side, and do things like that, you can be effective.” Olguin led three Coyotes in double figures with a game-high 18 points. Olesinski added 16 points and Nava had 14. Israel Bonilla chipped in seven points and a teambest nine boards.
the matter. The lawsuit by Landis, who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title after testing positive, alleges that Armstrong defrauded the U.S. government by repeatedly denying he used performance-enhancing drugs. The deadline to join the False Claims Act lawsuit, which could require Armstrong to return substantial sponsorship fees and pay a hefty penalty, is Thursday.
Paul McGinley is Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup captain
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Paul McGinley was chosen as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for 2014, ending a chaotic campaign marked by a late challenge from former captain Colin Montgomerie. McGinley, a 46-year-old Irishman, replaces Jose Maria Olazabal, whose team rallied to victory over the United States in October at Medinah, outside Chicago. Europe will defend the trophy at Gleneagles, Scotland. “To lead the cream of the crop in the Ryder Cup is going to be a huge honor,” McGinley said at a news conference Tuesday. “To be quite honest, it is a very humbling experience to be sitting in this seat. It is a week I’m looking forward to. It’s a whole new experience for me, the chanced to be a captain.” Top-ranked Rory McIlroy spoke forcefully Monday and Tuesday in favor of the new captain. He said Montgomerie would be less motivated because he captained the winning 2010 Ryder Cup team. “Common sense prevailed in the end.... Paul McGinley 2014 European Ryder Cup captain!!! Couldn’t be happier for him... Roll on Gleneagles,” McIlroy tweeted. McIlroy later appeared at the news conference to welcome the new captain. “He makes you feel so good about yourself,” McIlroy said. The European Tour’s tournament committee in Abu Dhabi made the unanimous decision after a nearly three-hour meeting. It also considered Montgomerie, Sandy Lyle, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Paul Lawrie. Montgomerie had earlier said it would be a dream to captain the team in his home country of Scotland. He left without making a comment. The decision ended a messy few days in which Darren Clarke pulled out of the consideration for the position, preferring to concentrate on his own game. His decision prompted Montgomerie to launch his late bid. That, in turn, brought a stream of support for McGinley on Monday. “I read and followed every word that went down the last few weeks, I have to say, and watched with interest. Like a yo-yo, my chances seemed to go up and down and up and down,” McGinley said. “It’s also a situation I’m relishing and I can’t wait to get into the role of being the captain, working with the players, particularly the players that have shown such huge support for me obviously in the last few weeks.” Thomas Bjorn, chairman of the players’ committee, said all the candidates were discussed thoroughly and the committee fully backed McGinley. “I think that as a captain, he will bring the Tour even more together,” said Bjorn, who joined McGinley at the news conference. “He is one of us. There has never been a distance to Paul. He’s a guy you can talk to. He’s got great opinions and he’s been fantastic in The Ryder Cup.” Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington said McGinley was exceedingly popular among the players and well organized. Harrington, also from Ireland, called it a great day for Irish golf. “He comes in with the most support of the players who will play under him,” Harrington said. “There was massive outpouring from the guys who will likely be on that team. It is
a great position for him. That is no slight against Monty. He did a great job when he was Ryder Cup captain, but the guys think it’s time for someone else. Paul is the man.” McGinley acknowledged he doesn’t have the playing record of some previous captains but felt he brings an uncanny ability to win as part of a team. He has been on three Ryder Cup-winning teams and was vice captain for Europe in 2010 and for the improbable comeback win last year at Medinah. The Americans last month picked Tom Watson to captain the U.S. team at Gleneagles. Watson will be 65 when the event starts, making him by far the oldest man to fill the role and the first repeat captain for the United States since 1987. But he’s also the last American to lead the team to victory on the road in 1993, and he knows how to win in the blustery Scottish weather.
National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct New York . . . . . . . . . .24 13 .649 Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . .23 15 .605 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .20 17 .541 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .16 23 .410 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .14 24 .368 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 12 .667 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .21 16 .568 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . .13 24 .351 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . .9 29 .237 Washington . . . . . . . . .7 28 .200 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .24 15 .615 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .21 15 .583 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . .19 18 .514 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .14 24 .368 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .9 31 .225
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L San Antonio . . . . . . . .29 11 Memphis . . . . . . . . . .24 12 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .21 18 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 23 New Orleans . . . . . . .12 26 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Oklahoma City . . . . . .30 8 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .24 16 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .20 18 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 19 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .16 19 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L L.A. Clippers . . . . . . .30 9 Golden State . . . . . . .23 13 L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . .17 21 Sacramento . . . . . . . .14 24 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . .13 27
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GB — 3 1⁄2 1 11 ⁄2 16 16 1⁄2 GB — 1 1⁄2 4 9 1⁄2 1 15 ⁄2
Pct GB .725 — .667 3 1 .538 7 ⁄2 1 .410 12 ⁄2 .316 16
Pct GB .789 — .600 7 .526 10 .525 10 .457 12 1⁄2 Pct .769 .639 .447 .368 .325
Monday’s Games Washington 120, Orlando 91 Boston 100, Charlotte 89 Chicago 97, Atlanta 58 L.A. Clippers 99, Memphis 73 Dallas 113, Minnesota 98 Oklahoma City 102, Phoenix 90 Utah 104, Miami 97 Sacramento 124, Cleveland 118 Tuesday’s Games Indiana 103, Charlotte 76 New Orleans 111, Philadelphia 99 Brooklyn 113, Toronto 106 L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 109 Denver 115, Portland 111, OT L.A. Lakers 104, Milwaukee 88 Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Toronto, 5 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 5 p.m. Brooklyn at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 6 p.m.
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The first set was 4-0 after 19 minutes at Hisense Arena when her tumble near the baseline diverted attention on Day Two from center court, where a day session featuring Roger Federer, Murray and Andy women’s champion Victoria Azarenka was under way. After some deep breaths, the 31-year-old Willlams pulled herself together, got to her hands and knees for a few minutes and gradually to her feet. Her already heavily taped ankle was assessed and retaped. She went back on court and won the next four points to get herself to another changeover, and more attention from the doctor. She went back and held another service game to clinch the set, giving her time for more treatment. “A very similar thing happened to me last year, almost on the same side, the same shot,” Williams said, referring to a fall that forced her to pull out of the Brisbane International last year and contributed to her fourthround exit at the Australian Open. She expects to at least start her second-round match Thursday against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, who beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 4-6, 6-1, 14-12 — the final set lasted more than two hours. “Oh, I’ll be out there,” Williams said. “I mean, unless something fatal happens to me, there’s no way I’m not going to be competing. I’m alive. My heart’s beating. I’ll be fine.” If results go according
Denver at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Boston, 6 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Portland, 8 p.m. Washington at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games New York vs. Detroit at London, England, 1 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.
NFL Playoff Glance The Associated Press All Times Mountain Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14
Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28
Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)
Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 5 p.m. (NBC)
Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 4 p.m. (CBS)
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Named Jamie Garcia pitching coach and Gerald Perry hitting coach of Erie (EL). TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle McClellan on a minor league con-
Roswell Daily Record to rankings, Williams will meet top-ranked Azarenka in the semifinals. But a lot can happen before then. Azarenka has lost 11 of her 12 matches against Williams, including the U.S. Open final. Even if Williams is on one leg, Azarenka is still wary of the 15-time Grand Slam champion. After her 6-1, 6-4 win over Monica Niculescu, she checked the progress in the Williams match. “I heard she won love and love, so what kind of injury are we talking about?” she joked. She progressed along with former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, and American teenager Sloane Stephens, who beat Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-1. In a battle of two major winners, 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova defeated 2010 French Open titlist Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. 42-year -old And Kimiko Date-Krumm upset 12th-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia 6-2, 6-0 to set a record for being the oldest woman to win a singles match at the Australian Open. Murray, playing his first match at a major since winning the U.S. Open and breaking a 76year drought for British men at Grand Slam tournaments, defeated Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. No. 2 Roger Federer beat Benoit Paire of France 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. Other men progressing included 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic. tract. National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Fernando Abad, LHP Bill Bray, LHP Brandon Mann, RHP Ross Ohlendorf and INF Will Rhymes on minor league contracts. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Named Eric Ciano strength and conditioning coach, Donnie Henderson defensive backs coach, Chuck Driesbach linebackers coach, Tyrone Wheatley running backs coach, Jim O’Neil linebackers coach, Greg Adkins tight ends coach, Anthony Weaver defensive line coach, Brian Fleury defensive quality control coach, Samson Brown assistant defensive backs coach and Jason Rebrovich defensive quality control coach. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed WR Kris Adams and CB Antonio Dennard to reserve/future contracts. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed T Allen Barbre. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Named Mike McCoy coach. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Signed LB Karl McCartney to a contract extension. EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released WR Glenn MacKay. HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Re-signed C Marwan Hage. Released QB Quinton Porter. HOCKEY National Hockey League MINNESOTA WILD — Signed RW Nick Palmieri to a one-year, two-way contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Claimed F Richard Clune off waivers from Los Angeles. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Loaned D Cameron Schilling to Hershey (AHL). COLLEGE ECAC — Named Steve Bamford commissioner. Promoted Ben Layton to assistant commissioner for programs and services. NEW JERSEY CITY — Named Maurice Washington men’s assistant volleyball coach. OREGON STATE—Promoted assistant head football coach Jay Locey to chief of staff and graduate assistant Trent Bray to linebackers coach. PENN STATE — Named Ed Franks director of sports camps. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — Named Greg O’Connor assistant athletic director for development. SPRING HILL — Named Eric Sajowitz men’s and women’s tennis coach.
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Welcoming President Obama
Celebrating Democracy photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
Were you following the campaign last year? The election process shows just how lucky we are. In America, we get to choose our leaders. In November, voters re-elected President Barack Obama. On Monday, Jan. 21, the nation celebrates our democracy with the 57th presidential inauguration (in-AHG-yur-AY-shun) ceremony. An inauguration is the official swearing-in ceremony for a nationâ€™s president.
A special day
Working with hope
The theme of this yearâ€™s inauguration is â€œFaith in Americaâ€™s Future.â€? It honors Americaâ€™s unity and strength even in times of trial. The theme also pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Statue of Freedom. This symbol of liberty was placed on top of the new Capitol dome in 1863. At that time, it looked as if the Civil War would prevent the completion of the Statue of Freedom Capitol dome.
Work on the Capitol dome was often dangerous and very hard. But workers didnâ€™t give up, even working without pay. African-Americans who began working on the dome as slaves stayed as free men to help finish the Capitol.
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The U.S. Constitution sets Inauguration Day as Jan. 20. But in 2013, that date falls on a Sunday. So Congress moved the 2013 ceremonies to Monday. Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring the great civil rights leader. He fought for rights at a time when Martin Luther African-Americans King Jr. were often prevented from voting. In honor of Martin Luther Kingâ€™s work for peace, the first family is urging everyone to participate in a National Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 19. To find out more about events in your community, go to 2013pic.org.
Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009. Michelle Obama witnesses the ceremony. On Jan. 21, 2013, President Obama will publicly take the oath of office for the second time. He plans to take the oath of office privately on Sunday, Jan. 20, the usual Inauguration Day. Vice President Joe Biden will also take his second oath of office during these ceremonies.
President Lincoln saw the completion of the Capitol dome as a sign that America would survive as one nation.
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What to do: 1. Pop microwave popcorn according to package directions. 2EMOVE UNPOPPED KERNELS AND PLACE POPCORN IN LARGE GLASS BOWL 3. In another glass bowl, add butter and marshmallows. Microwave for 2 minutes at 50 percent power. 4. Stir to combine butter and marshmallows; add cinnamon and blend well. 0OUR MARSHMALLOW MIXTURE ON TOP OF POPCORN 3TIR TO COAT EVENLY MIXTURE WILL BE STICKY 0LACE ONE CUP OF COATED POPCORN IN MIDDLE OF WAX PAPER SHEET 2OLL UP edges of paper to form a popcorn ball. Store in airtight container. You will need an adultâ€™s help with this recipe. from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2013 Universal Uclick from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2013 Universal Uclick
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After the swearing-in ceremony and speeches, and after lunch, the president and the first lady lead the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House. The first parades began as military escorts for the president. By 1841, floats and bands were traditional. In 1865, at Abraham Lincolnâ€™s second inauguration, African-American men were allowed to march for the first time. Women were first allowed to parade in 1917 at Woodrow Wilsonâ€™s second inauguration.
After the parade and other inaugural festivities, the president and first lady go dancing. There are usually about 10 official inaugural balls. There might also be about 100 unofficial balls going on throughout Washington, D.C., that night. Americans threw the first ball about a week after President George Washington became president in 1789. However, it did not become a traditional part of the festivities until 1809, when first lady Dolley Madison hosted a ball after James Madisonâ€™s inauguration.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to crowds in the 2009 inaugural parade.
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Presidents on parade
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Having a Ball
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