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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden in 2016? The inauguration is barely over but the vice president already is dropping plenty of hints that he might have another political act. Biden packed his schedule with events and receptions attended by party stalwarts throughout the long weekend of inauguration ... - PAGE A8
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to regain their budget footing versus President Barack Obama, Republicans controlling the House are moving quickly to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent a first-ever U.S. default for at least three months.
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The Republicans are giving up for now on trying to extract spending cuts from Democrats in return for an increase in the gover nment’s borrowing cap. But
the respite promises to be only temporary, with the stage still set for major battles between the GOP and Obama over taxes, spending and deficits.
The first step comes today with a House vote on GOP-sponsored legislation that would give the government enough borrowing leeway to meet three months’ worth of obligations, delaying a showdown next month that Republicans fear they would lose. Republicans leaving a
two-hour meeting Tuesday afternoon appeared confident that the measure would pass.
While it’s commonly assumed that the Treasury Department wouldn’t allow a disastrous default on U.S. Treasury notes, the prospect of failing to meet other U.S. obligations such as payments to contractors, unemployment benefits and Social Security checks would also be reputation See GOP, Page A3
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio on Capitol Hill, Jan. 15.
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State Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen is expected today to introduce a bill that will limit liability of spaceflight manufacturers and suppliers of Spaceport America. In a press conference Tuesday, Democratic leaders from the Senate and House of Representatives announced that a deal had been reached between the spaceport’s anchor tenant Virgin Galactic and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. Sen. Michael S. Sanchez, D-Belen, said negotiations between the two parties had been difficult, “but in the end, they both realized and were convinced that it was in the best interest of the state of New Mexico.” The bill will limit liability of “suppliers or manufacturers of components, services or vehicles to the spaceflight,”
Courts ask Santa United Way exceeds 2012 goal Fe for 9 new judges
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SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico courts need more judges to cope with a case backlog and delays in resolving civil and domestic lawsuits, the chief justice of the state Supreme Court said Tuesday. In a speech to a joint session of the Legislature, Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes said a study of the court system’s workload found a need for 23 judges statewide. However, she said the judiciary is asking the Legislature to approve nine judges in next year’s budget. The cost is $3.5 million, which includes judges and support staff. “Children in a high conflict divorce and custody case suf fer the consequences of their parents’ behavior when it takes over a year and a half for the court to hear their case,” Maes said. “The parties in a
personal injury case can’t move on with their lives when it takes the court more than a year to retry a case after a jury could not reach a decision.” In 2012, she said, state district courts cleared about 90 percent of the cases that were filed but that was down from almost 98 percent in 2008. The court’s request is for new district court judges in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Lovington, Bernalillo and three in Albuquerque, along with a magistrate court judge in Las Cruces and a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court judge. Maes also appealed to lawmakers to approve a salary increase for court system employees. Like other state workers, judicial employees haven’t received a pay raise since
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United Way of Chaves County brought in more than half a million dollars during its 2012 fundraising campaign, exceeding its 2012 goal by about $22,000 and topping last year’s fundraising total by more than $36,000. The 2012 fundraising total of $522,547 was announced Tuesday at UWCC’s annual meeting and awards luncheon at the Civic Center. “We’re very happy about exceeding our Mark Wilson Photo goal,” Sherry Mumford, UWCC executive director, A long line enters the Roswell Convention Center for the said. “It just reinforces United Way of Chaves County Annual Meeting & Awards the fact that we have a Luncheon, Tuesday. very caring community who reaches out to help ary 2013, Mumford said. the remaining funds in Thirty percent of the February. those in need.” funds will stay with The campaign, which The 2012 fundraising UWCC and an appropria- kicked off in mid-August, totals include donations tions committee will made from February determine allocations of 2012 to the end of JanuSee UWCC, Page A3
Peggy Brewer seeks to retain District 3 seat on school board See COURTS, Page A3
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The school district election, scheduled for Feb. 5, will feature many familiar faces in the running for positions on area school boards. Peggy Brewer, Ed.D., an incumbent board member of the Roswell Independent School District, looks to retain her seat in District 3, which covers most of city’s southwestern area. A veteran of the RISD for more than 35 years, Brewer was selected to serve the remainder of Milburn Dolen’s term when he resigned in 2011. As a board member, she said she works with the superintendent to solve problems and address concer ns in schools. Among their duties, Brewer said board members monitor the school’s budget, stu-
dent and teacher achievement and the renovation and building of facilities to create safe, efficient schools. During her career with RISD, Brewer per for med in various capacities, from a teacher to a principal to even a teacher of principals. Though retired, Brewer continues to work in the educational field in ways such as supervising student teachers and consulting with school districts in other cities. “Education is so important; it opens doors for students,” she said. “The world is theirs with an education.” Brewer, a native of Roswell, graduated from Roswell High and Eastern New Mexico University-Portales and obtained a doctorate in education from Walden University in 2011. Brewer said she brings her
knowledge of both education and Roswell to the board, as schools and community rely on each other to work well.
“Together, we create great schools and great schools create a great community,” she said. “I just believe you're constantly learning, improving your skills and listening to the community and then doing something about that.” Along with community involvement, Brewer also believes more should be done toward recruitment, retention and development of staf f, such as commending teachers for a job well done.
“Sometimes people just need a pat on the back,” she said. “Without that high quality of staff, student achievement couldn't take place. They all go hand in hand.”
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NEED A PASSPORT? TRY DEXTER, HAGERMAN Post office locations in Roswell will not process passport applications for the time being due to a lack of staff members with the necessary training. Postmaster Karla Murphy said the post office recently lost two employees who had the required training to process passports and more staff members are being trained to replace them. Murphy estimated that
it would be at least three weeks before the post office would be ready to start processing again. In the meantime, the post office will continue to provide passport applications and information and processing is available at the Dexter and Hagerman post office locations. To make an appointment, call the Dexter location at 734-5823 or the Hagerman location at 752-3730.
HS grad rate 67.3%
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The federal government reports that New Mexico’s graduation rate for the 2009-2010 was 67.3 percent. That’s below the national average of 78.2 percent. The so-called “average freshman graduation rates” indicate the percentage of 9th graders who go on to graduate within four years. The rates are being reported by the National Center for Education Statistics, which is part of the U.S. Department of Education. States’ rates ranged from 57.8 percent in Nevada at the low end to 91.4 percent in Vermont at the high end.
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•Police were called to the corner of Byrne and Gail Harris streets, Monday, after subjects “plantnapped” a yucca, valued at $125, from city property. The plant was dug up from a location at Main and Byr ne streets and later found near Gail Harris. •Police were dispatched to Associated Records, 100 S.E. Wells St., Monday. A company representative said a “Hispanic male” removed a security camera, only to return a little while later when he kicked in one camera and took a third.
Police received a walk-in report of fraud, Monday. The victim said he had lost his wallet in Red Lobster. Since that time, a subject had made about $625 in charges online to Mobile Boot, CPTech.com and Facebook.
The police were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue, Monday, where a woman returned to her residence to discover the back door had been kicked in. Officers found pry marks
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on the back door. The officer stated that the house had been ransacked, drawers opened and items strewn about the floor. The victim reported $1,949 worth of electronic items and $975 worth of jewelry had been taken.
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Police took a report of harassment, Monday. The victim reported that she had received some eight calls in one to two hours’ time. The male subject told her that she had a warrant out for her arrest. He never specified the charge allegedly placed on the warrant. She described the man’s voice has having a “heavy Indian accent.” Anyone having information about these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers at 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.
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Homeless count Jan. 28 JESSICA PALMER RECORD STAFF WRITER
Jan. 28 marks the second Point-in-Time count of area homeless. Stephanie Lefebvre of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness said that Roswell and Chaves County were going to be specifically targeted as one of the most underreported counties in New Mexico. Although these counts have taken place elsewhere in the past, 2011 was the first year that Chaves County participated. The PIT count figures will be used to distribute funding to help the homeless the throughout New Mexico, particularly in areas of shelter and housing. The results of the 2011 count revealed 122 homeless; however, those who participated in the count believe the figure underestimates the number of homeless in the county. The 2011 PIT count took place on a Sunday when many of the agencies, such as the Community Kitchen and Harvest Ministries were closed. Attorney Shelbie Allen, who worked with the late Judge Ralph Shamas on mental health issues, said that Roswell, as a rural community, presented unique challenges for the count. The camps are difficult to find. “Unlike urban areas where you see the homeless on Main Street and in the center of town, most the homeless in Roswell live on the outskirts of town, under street and railroad bridges.” Allen described the downward spiral faced by the homeless, without assistance. “They have a great deal of dif ficulty returning to work because the problems they face every day. They have no place to take a bath or a shower; they have no documentation and no transportation, so it’s almost impossible for them to find a job.” While the PIT survey will count the people who were homeless on Jan. 28, the survey will continue from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. “We will survey unsheltered people as they access services from Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Friday Feb. 1, asking them where they spent the night of Monday, Jan. 28, 2013,” said Lefebvre.
The local Homeless Committee hopes to get community involvement in the PIT survey. “Each agency will be contacted individually by a member of the committee so that the purpose and value of the survey can be explained,” said committee member Jane Batson.
She referred to the count as critical in providing data required for the county to apply for funding. “In addition, it will provide critical information to key city and county leaders about the magnitude of the homeless situation in Roswell and Chaves County.” At their Oct. 15 meeting, a number of agencies were identified that provide services which do not include housing. Those agencies will be asked to make the for ms available to the homeless from Tuesday to Friday next week.
Batson said, “We also need help to find those homeless individuals who might not routinely come in contact with agencies serving the homeless. Of particular concer n are those individuals who ‘couch surf’ or move from house to house. ... We know that a number of teens in Roswell and Chaves County are in that situation. We also need help to contact individuals who are living in homeless camps, along the river, and in other locations.” The committee wants to hear from any entity in Roswell and Chaves County that assists homeless individuals. “We will be glad to get the individual survey for m to any entity that believes it may provide service to homeless individuals during that time frame,” said Batson. “We want to hear from churches, individuals who may quietly provide help to the homeless, and organizations that we may not have identified in the initial listing.”
For more infor mation, contact: Jesse Chaves of LC5, a collaborative for housing, 575-624-6071; Jane Batson at 575-6247233; Lefebvre at 505-9829000; or email Stephaniel@nmceh.org.
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Drew Cloutier, president of the New Mexico Bar Association, center, stands with state Reps. Bob Wooley and Candy Spence Ezzell during Cloutier’s visit to the Roundhouse on Tuesday.
Cloutier visits Legislature Drew Cloutier, president of the New Mexico Bar Association, visited the New Mexico State Legislature on Tuesday. Cloutier is a member of Hinkle Law Firm and is a resident of Roswell. “We’re here today to hopefully advance the cause of justice at the Legislature,” said Cloutier. “The state is short on judges, and many judges are underpaid,” he said. “As a result, businesses are not getting their cases heard, because the courts have to give priority to criminal cases. Additionally, we would like to make the selection of judges a little less political to ensure that we are electing the best judges — not the best politicians.” “I’m grateful to have Drew Cloutier up here in Santa Fe today, working to enhance our judicial system,” said state Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell. “I have constantly heard of
the problems our state has attracting and keeping judges, because of pay issues. It is my hope that his presence here today — along with our work this session — will serve to strengthen our judicial system, create a better environment for our judges and lay the groundwork to deal with the legal issues that are facing those in my district and across the state.” “It’s great to have Drew here at the session, fighting for the future of our judicial system in New Mexico,” said state Rep. Bob Wooley. “Across our state, there are issues that need to be addressed, and having people from our districts come to Santa Fe to shed light on the issues — as well as of fer possible solutions — is a great way to get discussions started and move in the right direction to provide social justice for all.”
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shattering. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other GOP leaders have made it plain they don’t have the stomach for it. The legislation is disliked by many Democrats, but the White House weighed in Tuesday with a statement that the administration would not oppose the measure, even though Obama just last week disincremental missed increases in the debt ceiling as harmful to the economy. “I am not going to have a monthly, or every three months conversation about whether or not we pay our bills,” Obama said at a press conference Jan. 14. But what was important to the White House about the GOP proposal was that it separated the debt ceiling from other upcoming fiscal target dates and that it sig-
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Sanchez said, and make the state’s law of limited liability comparable to other states, such as Florida and Colorado.
He said the bill also will have $1 million liability insurance coverage for Virgin Galactic, as well as suppliers and manufacturers for all space flight
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The Legislative Finance Committee has recommended a 1 percent pay raise for state workers, including judicial employees and educators. That would cost about $32 million in the fiscal year that starts in July. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez did
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was led by co-chairmen Adriann Ragsdale and her husband Luke. Mumford said the Ragsdales played a big role in recruiting new volunteers to UWCC. “They really just got out there and asked (people), and it goes to show you if you just ask people, they really do want to help.”
Luke said the success of the 2012 fundraising campaign was a reflection of the generous people in Chaves County. He said half a million dollars was “a lofty goal” for UWCC and exceeding that goal showed how much everyone involved strived to go above and beyond prior
naled that, at least for now, Republicans were not going to demand a dollar of spending cuts for every dollar of federal borrowing as Boehner long has demanded. It also appeared that Senate Democrats would grudgingly accept the bill. The idea driving the move by GOP leaders is to resequence a series of upcoming budget battles, taking the threat of a potentially devastating gover nment default of f the table and instead setting up a clash in March over automatic across-the-board spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and many domestic programs. Those cuts — postponed by the recent “fiscal cliff” deal — are the punishment for the failure of a 2011 deficit supercommittee to reach an agreement. The cuts, called a sequester in Washingtonspeak, were never intended to take ef fect but were instead aimed at driving activities, and will extend the effective date of the act from 2018 to 2021. Papen will be the primary sponsor of the bill with Sens. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Sanchez co-sponsoring. Ingle said he is glad that the two organizations could reach a compromise. Once the bill is introduced, he said he hoped the Legislature could go forward with it not include a pay increase in her budget recommendations submitted to the Legislature. Maes said a pay raise will help in keeping and recruiting court workers. The courts, she said, “cannot expect to retain our best and brightest employees when their take home pay in January 2013 is less than it was in 2009.” Neither the governor nor the LFC recommended money for additional judgeaccomplishments. “It’s a testament to how much this community cares about each other,” he said. “We have all these organizations that benefit so much from it, and people know that by giving to the United Way, you can help all these organizations. I think they really see that you can do a lot of good and help a lot of people.” Luke said he and Adriann sought to get more young people involved this year, tapping into an “energy and enthusiasm” that helped the campaign reach new donors. “We had people who gave $10, and we had some people give $50,000,” he said. “And if you take all those people who gave $10, it adds up
the two sides to a large budget bargain in order to avoid them.
Petraeus and his biographer -tur ned-paramour, Paula Broadwell. The FBI tur ned up thousands of emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, who was said to have received threatening emails from Broadwell. At the time, officials said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen’s communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 were in question. None of the emails have been made public. Shortly after being contacted by the FBI, Panetta referred the matter to the Pentagon’s inspector general, while expressing confidence in Allen and deciding that he would remain in Kabul as commander of all allied forces in Afghanistan. At the same time, Allen’s nomination to be the next U.S. commander of NATO forces in Europe was put on hold. The officials said Tuesday the White House
But Republicans and Obama now appear on a collision course over how to replace the across-theboard cuts. Obama and his Democratic allies insist that additional revenues be part of the solution; Republicans say further tax increases are off the table after the 10-year, $600 billion-plus increase in taxes on wealthier earners forced upon Republicans by Obama earlier this month.
“The sequester is arbitrary, but the fact is that when the sequester goes into effect ... it will have a pretty dramatic effect of people’s attitudes here in Washington and they may get serious about cuts to the mandatory side of the spending equation,” Boehner said, referring to benefit programs like Medicare and food stamps whose budgets essentially run on autopilot.
so that the state could have fully functional spaceport. Sen. Bill Burt, R-Alamogordo, said if a compromise had not been reached, the state may have eventually lost the spaceport altogether. He said the spaceport has the potential to bring hundreds of jobs to the state. “In time, all of New Mexico will benefit from that,” he said. email@example.com
ships in their budget proposals for next year. Spending proposals by the LFC typically serve as the starting point for budget decisions by the Legislature.
court system The accounts for a small portion of the state’s overall budget — about 2.5 percent or $142 million this year. The governor vetoed a measure last year that would have authorized three new judgeships. and it helps. Every little bit is going to contribute and improve the quality of life in Chaves County.” Adriann said fundraising success comes down to knocking on doors, making phone calls and writing letters. She said support this year came from “every nook and cranny” in Chaves County. “It hasn’t been just one significant donation, it’s been lots of people being very generous at whatever amount they could do,” she said. Seldom at rest, Mumford said UWCC will likely begin planning its goals for 2013 in just a few weeks. For more information, visit unitedwayccnm.org.
Pentagon clears Allen in Petraeus case
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon investigation has cleared Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, of professional misconduct in exchanging emails with a civilian woman linked to the sex scandal that led retired Gen. David Petraeus to resign as CIA director. Pentagon press secretary George Little said Tuesday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was informed of the conclusion by the Pentagon’s inspector general. “The secretary was pleased to learn that allegations of professional misconduct were not substantiated by the investigation,” Little said, adding that Panetta has “complete confidence in the continued leadership” of Allen. The matter had been referred to the Pentagon in November by the FBI during the course of its investigation of emails between
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had not decided whether to go forward with the nomination.
Maj. David Nevers, a spokesman for Allen, said he had no immediate comment on reports of his being exonerated.
Allen’s successor in Kabul, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, has been confirmed by the Senate and is scheduled to take over on Feb. 10.
Allen had maintained he did nothing wrong in the Kelley communications, but he has not spoken publicly about the specifics of his email exchanges with her. She served as a sort of social ambassador for U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. Petraeus is a former Central Command commander, and Allen is a for mer deputy commander there.
January 22, 1973 Forty years ago the Supreme Court decided a case that would ultimately end the lives of tens of millions of unborn babies. The legalization of abortion through the Roe v. Wade decision allowed the death of up to 1 out of 3 children born in following generations. On that same day, they released the Doe v. Bolton decision that ultimately made abortion legal up to the day of birth in all 50 states. These decisions were made based on a hierarchy of rights and interests. The rights of the woman, the rights of the state, and the rights of the unborn baby were all compared. Using many different arguments, the prevailing justices found that the right of the unborn baby to live was less important than the right of the woman to end that life. The misplaced comparison between rights ended in the death of 55 million babies and the pain and guilt of millions of women.
Rights v. Right While the rights we share in our country are important, what God views as right is even more so. Abortion has been legal since 1973, but it has never been right in God’s eyes. Christ, who allowed the children to come to Him, who cared for the sick and weak, and who helped the poor and despised is our example to follow - even if our culture and society disagree. The opportunity to join God in caring for the weak and downtrodden is all around us. We can change and save lives through giving or volunteering at Pregnancy Centers. We can help mothers avoid the guilt of abortion by promoting the message of life at fairs and community events. We can mobilize voters to elect pro-life candidates by giving to or volunteering at Right to Life organizations. YOU can even start or join a pro-life group in your church to help your congregation be a part of protecting the unborn. The opportunities to respond to God’s call to do what is right are all around. Will you respond? !"#$%"&'()#"&*"+,-&."/&0102&')&/"0'(3&()./&*0$4&'()#"&#'0--"5+,-&')6 105/&#.0%-('"57&89&2)%:&;<%'&1"&4,"1&,)'(+,-&0*)%'&'(+#:=&/)"#&,)'& (" 1() 1"+-(#&'("&("05'&>"5$"+?"&+'@&&A)"#&,)'&("&1()&-%05/#&2)%5&.+9"& 4,)1&+'@&B+..&("&,)'&5">02&"?"52),"&0$$)5/+,-&')&1(0'&'("2&(0?"&/),"@&& C5)?"5*#&DEFGG6GD !"#$"%&'()*+,'%&-./'%0123%4567%+58%)*/%9)6'5/-(/%:##;:<:;=#>#%4*'?%5-7%@@<@$AB%CCC7DD1276-?%1E=$E"#$"
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The New Mexico Legislature is ready for business
SANTA FE — The New Mexico House of Representatives quickly got organized for business last week. As usual, it took the Senate a little longer. Although Rep. Ken Martinez, of Grants, is new to the job of House speaker, his election by the full House on opening day, last Tuesday, seemed assured. That meant committee appointments could be planned and discussed for public announcement on Wednesday. Over in the Senate, the selection of a president pro tem remained in doubt until the Senate convened at noon on Tuesday. Sen. Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces had been saying for several days that her selection was a sure thing but it would have been bad form to start appointing committees before the Senate actually voted on opening day. The primary power of the Senate president pro tem is the appointment of committees and their chairmen. The Senate majority leader controls the flow of busi-
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ness. It is today that the Legislature starts working its way up toward high gear. The one exception is the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, which got the bill financing the session under way immediately. People don’t get paid until that bill has made its way through the House and Senate and is signed by the governor. Only once in my 50 years of experience up here has a governor ever vetoed the “Feed Bill.” Gov. Toney Anaya was the culprit. Lawmakers retaliated by threatening to evict him from his Capitol offices. The House Appropriations Com-
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mittee began hearings on the General Appropriations Act last Thursday. Over the next month or more, the committee will bring every department and state agency, including the governor’s office, to defend their budget requests. In her opening remarks to lawmakers and assembled guests, Gov. Martinez stressed the need to attract private businesses in order to decrease our dependence on federal government money. A word of caution however, we can’t take our eye off our federal installations. The Energy Department and the Base Realignment and Consolidation folks are looking everywhere for cuts. The last time this happened, New Mexicans organized a powerful group to advocate New Mexico’s case. We’ll need the same sort of effort again. We don’t want to end up with another situation like the spaceport, in which a failure to promote ourselves for a period causes decision makers to forget
about our state’s resources. One of the first topics to get attention this year is the package of constitutional amendments approved by voters at last November’s general election. The amendments require educational qualifications for the five members of the state Public Regulation Commission and transfer some of the PRC’s duties to other agencies. The bills were prepared with the assistance of Think New Mexico, a Santa Fe-based think tank which led the effort to get the constitutional amendments drafted and passed. Introducing the legislation will be House Speaker Ken Martinez and House Republican leader, Tom Taylor. The procession of New Mexico’s five members of Congress to visit the Capitol and to speak to a joint session of the Legislature began last week with Rep. Steve Pearce from the 2nd Congressional District.
Missing for the first time in 30 years will be recently retired Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Bingaman’s name has been mentioned as a successor to Ken Salazar, the retiring secretary of the Interior Department. Salazar, who is going back to his Colorado ranch, is a former U.S. senator from Colorado. Secretaries of the Interior usually are from the West since that is where all the federal land is. Also on the agenda for both the New Mexico Legislature and Congress are numerous gun control proposals, none of which are likely to pass because of the power of the gun makers and sellers. They have been making a fortune and become too powerful to touch. The National Rifle Association is credited with the power but it is the manufacturers and dealers who provide the big bucks for political contributions. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 9840982; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Imagining immigration reform
Most of the nation’s many parts — voters, the Supreme Court, lawmakers and the president — all have agreed in one way or another about the value that immigrants bring to the nation. What they haven’t agreed on is reforming the nation’s immigration laws. But they’re getting closer. The sticking point is the thorny problem of what to do about the 11 million or more undocumented immigrants estimated to be living in the United States. There are also concerns about the nation’s borders and how to secure them. Before the November election, the subject was off the table. Republican opposition to reform was just too strong. But that has changed since Latino voters sent a huge message to the Republicans that they were tired of the party’s anti-immigration stance and then proceeded to give President Barack Obama 71 percent of their vote. The growing power of the Hispanic vote has given the GOP cause to seek a more practical approach to immigration reform. Republican Party leaders, such as newly elected Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a tea party favorite, see the writing on the wall. And it isn’t in English. “If Republicans do not do better in the Hispanic community, in a few short years, Republicans will no longer be the majority party in our state,” Cruz told Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker magazine. As Cruz noted, the implications of that shift would reach far beyond Texas. “In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat. If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House,” he said. The data support that contention. With New York (which has 29 electoral college votes) and California (with 55 votes) solidly in the Democratic column for the future, the GOP absolutely must have Texas’ 38 electoral votes to reach the 270 necessary to elect a president. Along with Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, RFla., is looking for a way to bring sense to immigration reform without distressing many in his party. And Latino leaders in the public sector have warned both parties that they are watching them. Clarissa Martinez de Castro, the director of immigration policy at the National Council of La Raza, said recently that “Republicans must demonstrate a reasoned approach to start to rebuild their relationship with Latino voters (and) Democrats must demonstrate they can deliver on a promise.” Obama and Senate Democrats are expected to propose a comprehensive plan for overhauling the system that will include a path to citizenship for most of the undocumented immigrants in the country. The plan would not wipe the slate clean. It includes financial penalties — such as fines and the payment of back taxes — as well as other steps to obtain legal status. Rubio came out with a reform plan of his own last week. Acknowledging that the “immigration issue is a gateway issue for Hispanics,” Rubio said his proposal is a “comprehensive package of bills” to address the problems. The activity surrounding immigration also involves a bipartisan group of senators, including Dick Durbin, D-lll. and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who are writing a bill they hope to introduce in March. When Obama signed the pro-family, projobs executive order in June that incorporated parts of Durbin’s DREAM Act (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), some of the president’s critics claimed it was a politically motivated move. If so, it worked. Now that some Republican politicians have seen the reality of what their opposition meant for their political futures, they are no longer moaning about the president’s action. The combination of political practicality, moral responsibility and reality in the shape of 11 million people, has given momentum to making immigration reform a reality. It’s time to treat immigrant families with the respect and dignity they deserve, to allow them to continue to strengthen our workplaces and economy and to help them provide better futures for their children. The truth is, they are here to stay. Guest Editorial The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
An effort to protect the most vulnerable At last week’s signing of “executive actions” designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, “... when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.” There’s no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they “the most vulnerable,” as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation? Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have skin tags under my armpits. Are they dangerous? How can I remove them? What can I do to keep them from coming back? DEAR READER: I’ve had many patients ask me the same question. They’ve just noticed this little ball of skin sticking out from someplace on their body, and of course they’re concerned it could be cancer. Fortunately, it’s not, and it never will be. Skin tags are common; about a quarter of all people develop them. Usually when you first notice a skin tag, it’s actually been there for some time, slowly growing. A skin tag is a soft, skincolored growth. Skin tags
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number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million. Think of that. Fifty-five million potential what — doctors, athletes, mothers and fathers who would add branches to family trees? There are no new arguments about abortion and most of us can probably recite
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typically appear as people age. A skin tag at first may appear as a tiny, soft bump on the skin. Over time, it grows into a flesh-colored piece of skin that hangs from the surface of the skin on a thin piece of tissue called a stalk. It’s easy to move or wiggle a skin tag back and forth. Skin tags probably develop
the old ones by heart. It’s a woman’s right. It’s her body. No, it’s a separate life that is initially dependent on the woman for nourishment, but is independent of her in that it is a separate human being. Who will take care of the unwanted child if it is born? Meanwhile, adoptive parents wait desperately for a child to love. If one adopts the utilitarian view, the 55 million aborted in the U.S. robbed America of potential taxpayers. Prochoice liberals may have lost a good chunk of their political base, as well as a large rev-
in response to irritation. That’s why they appear most often in skin folds of the neck, armpits, torso, beneath the breasts or in the groin region — areas where the skin tends to get irritated. These areas often generate multiple skin tags during a person’s lifetime. Get rid of one, and a new one may start next year. Many people develop multiple skin tags, and a tendency to develop skin tags may run in families. They often develop after weight gain or pregnancy. Sometimes skin tags that develop during pregnancy grow smaller after the baby is delivered. There is no
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enue source. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is a prochoice liberal. In a column last week about the availability of guns in America, Kristof wrote, “When I travel abroad and talk to foreigners about the American passion for guns, people sometimes express a conclusion that horrifies me: in America, life is cheap.” He doesn’t say why he thinks foreigners believe life here is cheap, but let me try to explain it. I believe it begins with the killing of unbor n
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25 YEARS AGO
Jan. 23, 1988
Sgt. Ruby A. Apodaca, daughter of Esther L. Apodaca of Roswell and Felipe Apodaca Jr. of Albuquerque, has re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after being selected for career status.
Apodaca is assigned in West Ger many. She was approved for re-enlistment by a board which considered character and performance.
The sergeant is a personnel supervisor with the 377th Combat Support Wing.
She is a 1983 graduate of Goddard High School.
United Way benefits senior citizens, too OPINION II
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Since the United Way fund raising drive is almost over, I want to make sure seniors know that this agency’s funding affects their interests in ways that often are not readily apparent. Here’s how United Way funding benefits seniors, contributions being tax deductible natch, so call them at 622-4150 or visit unitedwayccnm.org and drop a coin. For instance, many of my clients try their hand at raising grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and it’s just too much, and these children have a place to go when it becomes overwhelming at the Assurance Home, 1000 E. 18th. Drive by and you’ll see what a wonderful residential environment this is for at risk kids. For my senior clients, it can literally be a lifesaver because they are not physically or financially up to the task (they also need to recognize when it’s too much and draw some boundaries). Yeah, the shrinks call them boundaries, a line in the sand. Many seniors are members of Chaves County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), 625-0112. Being a CASA volunteer is extremely rewarding. The wisdom of seniors can be put to
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use by making sure abused or neglected children don’t fall through the cracks of the judicial system. The judges are often most interested in what the CASA volunteer has to say because the neutral opinion from someone who has time to research the situations thoroughly is most beneficial. Everyone else in the courtroom is, quite frankly, covered up in too many cases since us taxpayers don’t like them taxes. Family Resource and Referral can be reached at 622-9000 or just dial 211. This agency helps regardless of age, and can direct those in need of services to every available outlet in town whether it is for a senior sweltering in the heat and in danger of heat stroke or, in these economic times, a mult-generational family living in close quarters and on a tight
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2013. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight On Jan. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War, and would be formally signed four days later in Paris. On this date In 1789, Georgetown University was established in present-day Washington, D.C. In 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
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babies. Once the value of life is diminished in the womb, it seems to be a short step to devaluing life at other stages; such as killing someone for their sneakers or gunning them down in the street for no reason. If one wishes to stretch the point even farther, add easy divorce, neglected children, out-of-wedlock babies (which is better than aborting them), spousal abuse, sex trafficking and pornography. All of these — and more — contribute to a cheapening of life and of what it means to be human. For many, pleasing self and not wishing to sacrifice for another were hallmarks of the tumultuous 1960s, which led to what’s often called the “me” decade of the 1980s. The growing secularization of America has also contributed mightily to the cheapening of human life. If there is no Creator, Who made us and endowed us with a right to live, and if we are mere evolutionary accidents without purpose, direction or destination, then we might as well eat, drink and be merry and abort at will. Sophisticated ultrasound technology
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way to prevent them. A skin tag is painless. However, it can become irritated if it is rubbed a lot or if it is twisted on its stalk. That irritation is probably the most common reason that people want them removed. Skin tags are permanent growths unless you have them taken off. Doctors usually remove skin tags with sharp scissors or a sharp blade. Less commonly, doctors remove them by freezing or burning them off at the stalk. Bleeding can be stopped with a chemical (aluminum chloride) or electric (cauterizing) treatment. Now that you know what skin tags look like, and that they are not cancer, please understand that not every bump
budget with no child care, short on rent money and in need of proper nutrition and medical services. The Roswell Refuge, 624-3222, helps seniors getting walloped around the house or who are victims of psychological abuse by a demented spouse or a child with a chip who failed to launch. The Refuge offers counseling, but most importantly a safe place to reside while the authorities and doctors get involved to permanently solve the problem with meds for the spouse and jail for the kid (adult kids are trespassers, by the way). Had a lady whose hubby was a wrestling champion with Alzheimer’s. Thank goodness for the Refuge for her safety one night while waiting for the bell. The Salvation Ar my can be reached at 622-8700. Did you know that if you really desire rehab for drugs or booze that they can get you to Phoenix and enrolled in a residential program? Do you know how many seniors rely on their food and commodities to supplement their diet? Seniors should be aware that they can shop or receive for free household goods and furnishings from the Salvation Army.
And then there’s my favorite, The JOY Center (Just Older Youth, or as my cousin Vinney would say: Yutes!). JOY often serves 12,000 meals a month in this county, many delivered in vans with special ovens when the price of fuel is double what it was. JOY has adult day care, the equivalent of a daytime Assurance Home for seniors who require supervision with varying forms of dementia and medical disability. Mama or daughter can drop their ward off for a day of stimulating activities and health checks, and then head to Rookies (man, Boots and Buds are now history), a movie or bed for a recharge. JOY offers transportation, light housekeeping, senior companions, foster grandparents and convalescent supplies. Oh yeah, also a pool hall. JOY is a not for profit agency and its administrative overhead is zilch. Trust me, I sign the checks and they all go for food, fuel, maintenance and insurance because the staf f salaries are meager. TIDBIT 1: These TV commercials offering buyouts of structured settlement deposits? Don’t do that. Structured settlements are structured so you can’t blow
November. In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called “Lame Duck Amendment,” was ratified as Missouri approved it. In 1937, 17 people went on trial in Moscow during Josef Stalin’s “Great Purge.” (All were convicted of conspiracy; all but four were executed.) In 1943, critic Alexander Woollcott suffered a fatal heart attack during a live broadcast of the CBS radio program “People’s Platform.”
didn’t exist 40 years ago. Today, it gives pregnant women an opportunity to be fully informed about what it is they wish to terminate. According to the Guttmacher Institute, “Since the mid-1990s, several states have moved to make ultrasound part of abortion service provision.” As of Jan. 1, 2013, it reports, “Six states mandate that an abortion provider perform an ultrasound on each woman seeking an abortion ...” It is the ultimate empowerment tool. I have talked to many women over the last 30 years who’ve changed their minds about abortion and have given birth with no regrets, once they’ve seen their developing baby. Kristof says that even if President Obama’s “modest” gun control proposals reduced deaths by one-quarter, he calculates it could mean 7,500 lives saved a year. Ultrasound, if made a requirement nationally, could save millions at a time when we have made life cheap. (Write to Cal Thomas at: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also email Cal Thomas at email@example.com.) © 2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc. on the skin is just a skin tag. If you notice that a skin growth is too firm to be wiggled easily, is a different color than surrounding skin, is multicolored, or has raw or bleeding areas, ask your doctor to examine it. It could be skin cancer. Even after examining it, your doctor may not be sure and may want to do a biopsy. Cancers can be identified with certainty only by looking at them with a microscope. Because skin tags are only a cosmetic concern, not a medical problem, most health insurance plans won’t pay for their removal. But if you find them unsightly, you do have options to have them taken off. (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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the proceeds and the outfits wanting to buy your settlement offer pennies on the dollar. They definitely don’t have your interests at heart even though the commercials are tantalizing. TIDBIT 2: Reverse mortgages are only for those in relatively good health, who can only stay in their home with the reverse mortgage proceeds. Never take a lump sum. And when the movie star says you still own your home, well, that’s just not true. Move out for 60 days to the rehab. center and you got no home. And, AARP says reverse mortgage payments are probably not exempt from the claims of your creditors. TIDBIT 3: Rich people! The estate tax exemption is still $5 million with no expiration date this time. You guys. Tom Dunlap is a Roswell lawyer, secretary/treasurer of the JOY Center board and vice president of the City Commission on Aging (which meets every third Wednesday, usually in the Historical Society Annex, 208 N. Lea, at 3 pm. with the public invited). You can reach Tom with comments at 622-2607 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1950, the Israeli Knesset approved a resolution affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In 1960, the U.S. Navy-operated bathyscaphe (BATH’ih-skahf) Trieste carried two men to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean, reaching a depth of more than 35,000 feet. In 1964, the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified. In 1968, North Korea seized the Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, charging its crew with being on a spying mission. (The crew was released 11 months later.) In 1977, the TV mini-series “Roots,” based on the Alex Haley novel, began airing on ABC.
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Local veterans’ urgent/emergency medical care non-existent
There is a crises situation in southeastern New Mexico which is growing worse with each passing day. There is no urgent care for veterans seeking medical treatment for conditions such as the flu, severe cuts or other severe trauma not considered lifethreatening (such as deep gashes requiring stitches, etc.), broken bones, psychotic episodes (related to but not limited to PTSD, etc.), as well as a significant number of other conditions not really lending themselves to a six-plus hour round trip to the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. In defense of the Artesia Community Based Outreach Center, the VA has not provided the essentials (defined program, personnel, equipment) needed for such a vital service. The only response the CBOC can give veterans in need of
urgent medical attention is to make an appointment for two weeks or a month from now, go to the local emergency room (but without guarantees or reasonable expectation of payment by the VA) or drive to Albuquerque. Emergencies are handled the same way, with the VA “rules” giving an “option” for receiving local ER care, but with veterans frequently having to pay for that care themselves. There seems to be a definite disconnect between the official, published eligibility for emergency care and veterans actually receiving that care. The official VA Guideline states: “ If you’re eligible for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs, our goal is to provide you with the care you need in a VA facility. However, sometimes that isn’t possible ...
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because you live too far from a VA facility, the specialist you need is not available at your VA, or it will take too long for you to be seen at a VA facility. In those cases, you may be referred to a community provider through the NonVA Care program.” Now, I see two reasons local veterans continue to be eligible for local emergency care: too long to be seen at the CBOC and “you live too far from the nearest VA facility.” By their own designation, the VA lists the Albuquerque VA Medical Center
Auditions to take place at the RCLT for the comedy ‘Harvey’
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as the nearest facility for approved emergency care. However, when the veteran or family member calls seeking emergency care approval, the response during the crises situation is “we can’t guarantee the VA will pay for your emergency care”. I’ve heard from many vets saying they have had to pay for emergency services and were afraid to “push the issue” for fear of retaliation from the Albuquerque VA. How is “the process” defined? Officially, “In the event of an emergency, you do not need authorization from a VA facility for treatment—simply proceed to the nearest emergency room to get the care you need. A medical emergency is generally defined as a condition of such a nature that a prudent layperson would reasonably expect a delay in seeking immediate
medical attention to be hazardous to life or health. Eligibility for VA payment of emergency care as well as deadlines for filing claims depend upon whether or not you have a service-connected condition. It’s important to contact the closest VA facility (note: again, Albuquerque VAMC) as soon as possible to find out more about VA payment of your emergency care.” More clarification: “What is Non-VA Care: Non-VA Care is medical care provided to eligible veterans outside of VA when VA facilities are not available. All VA medical centers can use this program when needed. The use of the Non-VA Care program is governed by federal laws containing eligibility criteria and other policies specifying when and why it can be used. A pre-authoriza-
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tion for treatment in the community is required for Non-VA Care (unless the medical event is an emergency). Emergency events may be reimbursed on behalf of the Veteran in certain cases. See the Emergency Non-VA Care brochure for information.” An abundant, excessive, totally blatant use of the words “may be” and “certain cases” is undeniable. I have reported and will continue to report on the increasing numbers of veterans having catastrophic problems in getting local urgent/emergency medical care “down here.” To attempt to quantify these problems, I’ve set-up an email address for you to send me your encounters (confidentially). Please send your “story” to me at email@example.com. Remember, “united we stand!” God bless.
Dominguez is considered one of America’s important ceramic artists and initially came to Roswell as a fellow with the Roswell Artist-inResidence Program. For information, call the RMAC at 624-6744, extension 10.
Auditions for the upcoming Roswell Community Little Theatre production of the famous comedy "Harvey" are scheduled at the RCLT, 1717 S. Union Ave., on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Six men and six women are needed for the cast. The director is Carol Dishman. For more information, call 622-1982.
Pioneer Bank and the Roswell Chamber of Commerce are proud to host a welcome reception for the upcoming ILEA class on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bank, 3000 N. Main St. Refreshments will be served. If you would like more infor mation, please contact the Roswell Chamber of Commerce at 623-5695
LULAC will meet Thursday at La Familia Mental Health, 200 W. Hobbs St. at 6 p.m. We welcome individuals to attend and gain knowledge of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). LULAC is an organization formed in 1929 to seek the advancement for Hispano Americans in the areas of education, employment, economic parity and social justice. For more information, contact Richard J. Garcia at 622-6633 or 505426-4142
Learn square dance
Free square dance lessons have started at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. It is not too late to join, as the group will be taking new students until its third lesson, which is Thursday Jan. 31. Join the “Enchanted Squares,” a group of 50-60 fun-loving, neat people. Regular class attendance is about 20-30. Lessons will last about three months. For more infor mation, contact
Richard Hoover at 6238353 or 420-8706.
The Yucca Porcelain Art Club will meet Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2801 W. Fourth St. Social hour begins at 9 a.m., business at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program of the month. Anyone interested in learning about painting on china and porcelain is welcome to attend or may call 4200759.
Calling all graduating high school seniors and their parents. Do you want to go to college? Is money a problem? Are you aware that there are loans and scholarships available? Are you intimidated by the whole application process? The Sunrise Optimist Club will be holding a workshop to assist seniors in filling out scholarship applications more effectively. We are not trying to replace the school counselors, but rather enhance their efforts. We want to assist you in being prepared to fill out applications and demonstrate some of the pitfalls we have experienced with our scholarship applications. The workshop is free to graduating seniors and will be held Saturday at the Historical Museum Archive Building, 208 N. Lea Ave., from 10-11 a.m. Bring paper and a writing instrument.
In conjunction with the exhibition “Where Edges Meet” by Eddie Dominguez, there will be a personal tour of the exhibition given by the artist Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Patricia Gaylord Anderson Gallery of the Roswell Museum and Art Center. This is a free program and will include personal narrative and recollections by the artist about his ceramic, mixed media and photographic works.
The Pecos Valley Duplicate Bridge Club has announced its winners for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5. Dec. 31, 4 tables First place overall winners were Bradford Pretti and Elaine Hanson; in second place Betty Meeks and Mary Ann Bosch; in third Rose Caldwell and Claribel Marshall. Jan. 3 First place overall winners were Rose Caldwell and Bradford Pretti; in second
Don't forget the bachelor auction for the Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve on Saturday! The event will be at the Elks Club, 1720 N. Montana Ave., at 6 p.m. Tickets for the banquet will go on sale at the Frosty Ride. They are $25 per person. In addition to the bachelors being auctioned there will be a silent auction and door prizes for everyone. Speaking of Sage, Hastings has this year's Hero Dog calendar and Sage is the representative for January!
Jan. 22 marked 40 years of legalized abortion-ondemand in America. Hundreds of thousands of prolife supporters will be gathering throughout this country to remember the 55 million plus lives destroyed over the past 40 years as a result of this procedure. Please join the peaceful and prayerful Pro-life Rally and Prayer Vigil on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Pioneer Plaza on North Main Street. Pro-life posters will be provided. All who care about the fate of these defenseless tiny babies, please join us in making a public statement for life. For more information you may call Margaret at 623-5836.
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This is a 2-month-old male beagle mix. He was picked up along Sunset Ave., and currently can be found at Animal Services- 705 E. McGaffey St. Animal Services has an array of puppies, including a terrier cross found in a yard in Dexter, and three lab-crosses from a litter that was dumped in box at the Wal-Mart parking lot. For more information about them or any other adoptable pet, visit Animal Services or call them at 624-6722.
There will be a spaghetti dinner as part of the 2013 Boy Scouts Jamboree Fundraiser Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church parish hall, 2808 N. Kentucky Ave. All-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread and a drink for just $7. One dollar off cover charge for Boy Scouts, police and firemen in uniform. Tickets will be available after Jan. 19 following Mass, at the door or by calling Lori at 420-2018. There will also be a cake auction and bake sale.
Elaine Hanson and Barbara Leonard. Jan. 5, 4.5 tables
First place overall winners were Kay Rogers and Peggy Kearns; in second Rose Caldwell and Claribel Marshall; in third Bette Bossell and Elaine Hanson. Anyone interested in playing duplicate bridge is invited to call Arthur Brown at 627-2268.
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Paul’s Veterinary Supply is 'More than just vet supplies'
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Paul’s Veterinary Supply is one of the largest independent animal health distributors in the United States. Paul’s motto is “More than just vet supplies”, a fact which is apparent when you walk through the front door. Located at 2005 S.E. Main Street, Paul’s Veterinary Supply is locally owned and operated by Paul Bierwirth and his wife, Susan. Paul is assisted by his sister Belinda Bierwirth, his son Nelson and Adrian Ruiz. Paul's carries a large selection of tack and veterinary supplies. Whether you need a rope, gloves or fly and moth control, they have it all. Paul’s philosophy is to buy in volume and to sell in volume, with low margins, so their pricing is competitive with mail order catalogs, much lower than retail. Paul says, "We have bell boots, saddle pads, bits, ropes, tack, etc., that we test ourselves. The quality must satisfy us before we sell it to you!" Paul's has over 1,000 ropes in stock every day from Classic®, Rattler and Fast Back. Plus, there are orthopedic pads, vitamin supplements and hoof moisturizers. For your cattle they have fly tags, blackleg vaccine, insecticides and there is even Martin's Super Flea & Tick Killer for your cats and dogs at Paul's Vet Supply. Paul's stocks vaccines, antibiotics, insecticides, wormers and etc., for cattle and horses, plus items for your pets. Plus they have a complete line of branding supplies. Paul’s has a large selection of western tack, ropes and roping equipment. They have a wide assortment of bits, halters, leads, girths, pads and blankets. They also carry equestrian helmets. Go in and check out Paul's horseshoe sec-
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Bimectin® (ivermectin) Paste Anthelmintic & Boticide removes worms and bots with a single dose, for use on horses only. Paul’s Vet Supply has them on sale now. The staff at Paul’s Vet Supply includes (left to right) Paul Bierwirth, Belinda Bierwirth, Nelson Bierwirth and Adrian Ruiz. They are ready to fix you up with whatever you need for your ranch, farm, or for your pets at home. Paul's Veterinary Supply, 2005 S.E. Main St., is one of the largest independent animal health distributors in the United States.
Paul’s Veterinary Supply now has a location in Albuquerque. Paul’s dad, Kenneth Bierwirth (sitting, left,) had retired and closed his store several years ago. Recently Kenneth decided he “needed something to do” so Paul and Susan bought the store and reopened it with David DeBorde running the store (with Kenneth’s help.) The Albuquerque store is located at 3802 Osuna, NE and the phone is 505-341-9401. tion. They have a large selection of sizes and styles of horseshoes by KercKhaert.
Paul’s Veterinary Supply has a very large selection of grooming supplies, for your animals and for your tack.
Customers value the technical advice the staff at Paul's gives them on the correct use of the products available in the store. They try to help them make the best decisions, to keep them competitive in the changeable climate of the
livestock business. Paul’s Veterinary Supply is located at 2005 S.E. Main Street in Roswell.
The phone number is 6242123. The store is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Saturday. Customers from out of town can reach Paul’s on their toll-free number: 1-800-530-8575. At Paul’s Veterinary Supply: “Your animal’s health is our business.” The advice and products at Paul’s are the best you can get. Paul, Belinda, Adrian, Nelson and Tino (the guard cat) would like to thank everyone for their patronage and friendship during the last 29 years and look forward to serving you once again.
Tino highly recommends Paul’s selection of saddle pads and saddle blankets.
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A8 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 OBITUARIES
Lequitta Ann McLean
Lequitta Ann McLean, 73, a Roswell resident for 23 years, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. A memorial will be held at her home, 607 E. Pine Lodge Road, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. Lequitta was bor n in Fabens, Texas on July 25, 1939, to Dorothy Hooper, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband William I. McLean, of the family home. She was the love of his life for 57 years. She is also survived by her daughter Dorothy Double and her husband Daniel, of Newport, N.C.; her daughter Deborah Brown, of New Port Richey, Fla.; her son Dennis McLean and his wife Rosie, of Ridgecrest, Calif.; her daughter Elizabeth Wardell, of Albuquerque; her sisters, Patricia Ann Saxon, of Simi Valley, Calif., and Arrelia Mae Weston-Morris, of Timberon; her nephews, Monty Pettus and his wife Lori of Simi Valley, Jeff and Roy Pettus, of Simi Valley, Charles Sanford, of Roswell, Jerry Pigott, of Long Beach, Calif., and Robert Pigott, of Thailand; her niece Janet Pigott, of Long Beach; her grandchildren, Nathan Double, of Salisbury, Md., Cathryn and Selby Double, of Newport, Daniel Double IV, of New Jersey, Steven and Kara Wilmonth, of Missouri, Sophia and Myron
Ankeny, of Wilder, Idaho, Andrew and JR Saenz, of Goodrich, N.D., Patty and Danzo Wardell and Margie Quimby; 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She loved gardening, crosswords, family gatherings and her cat Miss Kitty. She will be missed by all who knew her. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Amna Feroze and Vista Care Hospice nurse Benita for all their help and support. 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.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Lidia Weld, 68, of Roswell, who passed away Jan. 14, 2013. Lidia was born Dec. 22, 1944, in Eden, Texas, to Pedro and Fedalia Cortez. They preceded her in death, as did a brother, Pete. Lidia married Donald Weld on Feb. 17, 1984, in Orange County, Calif. He survives her at the family home. Survivors also include sons, Lorenzo Martinez, of
Clovis, and Kevin Weld, of Farmsville, Calif.; daughter Monica Olsen, of Burbank, Calif.; brothers, Frank Cortez, of Albuquerque, and Richard Cortez, of Hobbs; sisters, Beatrice Bauldridge, of Roswell, Hortencia Garcia, of Hobbs, and Martha Cortez-Roth, of Albuquerque. Lidia was a secretary/ translator for Social Services. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimers Association NM Chapter, 404½ N. Kentucky, Roswell, NM 88201. Condolences can be offered online at lagronefuneralchapels.com Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Betty Booth was bor n Betty Lou Washam to Lon and Melvernia Washam, in 1924, in Prof fitt, Young County, Texas. During the Great Depression her family survived by far ming. Betty grew up in the panhandle of Texas and went to school in Middlewell, Hereford, and Clovis. Her family moved to Roswell the summer before Pearl Harbor and outbreak of World War II in 1941. Betty worked for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph company for four years, during which she married Leroy (Hank) Booth. During the 1950s
Betty became very active with the youth. She was den mother for Cub Scouts and helped organize school track meets, PTA functions and Cub Scout student events, and student shows at Washington Avenue Grade School. Betty was head of accounts payable department at Arrow Gas for 10 years and later at CocaCola for 10 years as secretary. After Betty retired, she became a Shaklee distributor and enjoyed helping many people with vitamin deficiencies and health situations. Betty loved listening to music, singing, dancing, and reading. She loved nature. Betty loved cats, and made a daily ritual of feeding her cats, birds, and squirrels. Betty appreciated animals as gifts from our creator and spent many hours cultivating her flower gardens. Mom loved young people and extended herself to provide help, advice, and love to those needing emotional support and assistance. In 1957, Betty dedicated her life to Jehovah God sovereign of the universe. Her hope is to live in the “Paradise” Adam and Eve lost due to their transgressions. This hope is found in Revelations 21:4 “Where there will be no more pain, sickness, sorrow, or death...for the for mer things shall pass away.” Those deceased preceding Betty were her parents Lon and Vemia Washam; her husband Leroy G. Booth; sister Florene Vaughn and husband Elmo; brothers, Jef f Washam and Noel Washam; nieces Kay Turner, Nancy Goff and husband Ray; and great-niece Kelly Vaughn. Betty is survived by her son Rex Booth, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; grandson Alan Booth and his wife Tomoko; great-grandchildren, Curtis Booth and Ashley Booth, of Sacramento, Calif.; neph-
Roswell Daily Record ews, Gordon Vaughn, Gordon Vaughn Jr., Billy and Bobby Washam, Wayne Washam and Larry Washam; and nieces, Cathy Morrison, Cheryl Parker, Sharon Hooser and Debby McCailum. No services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to The Watchtower Bible T ract Society, Treasurers Office, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483. Family and friends of Betty may pay their respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
ples), and Selena Sanchez (Ruben Flores), of Clovis; two brothers, Wesly (Peggy) Jeter, of Phoenix, and Charles Jeter, of Roswell; and two grandchildren, Joshua Sanchez (Becca Benavides) and Scott Sanchez (Tasia Ar nold). She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Vergie; and two brothers, Tommy Lee Jeter and Jimmy Lee Jeter. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Humane Society Kennels, 703 E. McGaffey St., Roswell, NM 88201 or Country Club Animal Hospital, 301 W. Country Club, Roswell, NM 88201. Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home and High Plains Crematory, Clovis, 575762-4435, muffleyfuneralhome.com.
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory for Georgina del Car men Herz, 70, who passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.
Marshall E. Miller
Linda Parsons, 63, of Roswell, died Jan. 20, 2013, at her home in Roswell. Private family services were held. Linda was born to Louis W. and Vergie M. (Scott) Jeter in Roswell. She worked as the safety coordinator for Levi Stratus. Linda enjoyed making crafts, ceramics, painting, and loved her Chihuahua Petey. Survivors include her daughter Leslie Sanchez, of Lubbock, Texas; sisters, Virginia (Joe) Wolverton, of Gatesville, Texas, Mary Alice Gomez, of Roswell, Juanita (Valentine) Cortez, Connie Gomez (Donnie Peo-
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory for Marshall Miller, 99, who passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory for Grace Bailey, 63, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.
Robert Brewington Sr.
Services are pending for Robert Brewington Sr., 90, of Roswell, at AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory. He passed away Jan. 21, 2013.
Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter
Vice President Joe Biden waves to the crowd as he walks down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the White House, Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden in 2016? The inauguration is barely over but the vice president already is dropping plenty of hints that he might have another political act. Biden packed his schedule with events and receptions attended by party stalwarts throughout the long weekend of inauguration festivities, stoking speculation he may be lay-
ing the groundwork to carry the torch from President Barack Obama. It comes after Biden played a prominent role in brokering a compromise on the fiscal cliff standoff with Congress and his work developing gun violence legislation following December’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut.
The next presidential campaign is a long way off
and the Democratic primary chase will be dotted with plenty of “ifs,” most notably whether outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to seek the nomination. Clinton, the former New York senator and first lady, remains the heavy favorite among party activists but several notable Democrats, including Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, are said to be keeping their options open in case Clinton decides not to run again.
As vice president, Biden can stay in the spotlight and is no stranger to the demands of a presidential campaign after failed bids in 1988 and 2008. The former Delaware senator has racked up a long list of domestic and foreign policy achievements even as his occasional of f-script moments have become fodder for Republicans. “There’s a whole lot of reasons why I wouldn’t run,” said Biden, who will be nearly 74 on Election
Day in 2016, in an interview with CNN on Monday. “I don’t have to make that decision for awhile. In the meantime, there’s one thing I know I have to do, no matter what I do. I have to help this president move this country to the next stage.” Yet with his high-profile perch, Biden is doing nothing to tamp down the speculation. Biden’s private swearingin ceremony on Sunday was attended by recentlyelected New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, someone who would be a potent ally in the state’s first-inthe-nation primary. Attendees at a Sunday afternoon reception at the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory said they noticed a lot of party activists from early voting states like New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. During the weekend, Biden attended a ball at the Kennedy Center celebrating the party’s Latino voters, who turned into a powerful voting bloc in November’s
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election. Biden called the Latino community “a decisive factor” in the election. “This is your moment,” Biden said. “America owes you.” Some party stalwarts said it was noteworthy that Biden asked Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina justice, to administer the oath of office. Biden also attended a ball honoring environmentalists, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and other environmental groups, where he said the Obama administration was committed to confronting climate change. “I don’t intend to let these four years go by without getting a hell of a lot done,” on the environment, Biden said. On Inauguration Day, Biden and his wife, Jill, walked part of the parade route, waving to the cheering crowds in a made-for-
TV moment. At one point, the vice president even jogged across Pennsylvania Avenue to shake hands with “Today” show weatherman Al Roker.
On Tuesday afternoon, Biden met with members of the Democratic National Committee at a private reception after a DNC meeting, where delegates unanimously re-elected Florida Rep. Debbie Wasser man Schultz to another term as chairman. A frequently played campaign theme song, REO Speedwagon’s “Roll with the Changes,” could be heard from outside the room and attendees said Biden thanked them for their work during the campaign and of fered an upbeat assessment of the second term.
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Authorities: Fight led to Texas college shooting HOUSTON (AP) — A fight between two people erupted in gunfire Tuesday at a Houston-area community college, catching a maintenance man in the crossfire and leaving students and others cowering in classrooms. No one was killed, but the volley of gunshots heard just before 1 p.m. sparked fear of another campus massacre less than a month after 26 people were killed at elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The shooting happened outside between an academic building and the where Luis library Resendiz, 22, was studying on the second floor. An employee called police and then herded the 30 to 40 people in the library into a small room and told them to crouch down, he said. Keisha Cohn, 27, was in a building about 50 feet
away and began running as soon as she heard the shots. “To stay where I was wasn’t an option,” said Cohn, who fled to a building that houses computers and study areas. All the students were eventually evacuated, running out of buildings as police officers led them to safety. Authorities offered no details on what led to the fight. One of the people involved had a student ID, and both people were wounded and hospitalized, Harris County Sherif f’s Maj. Armando Tello said. A fourth person also was taken to a hospital for a medical condition, he said. Mark Zaragosa said he had just come out of an EMT class when he saw two people who were injured and stopped to help them. “The two people that I took care of had just
minor injuries,” he told KHOU-TV. “One gentleman had a gunshot to the knee and the (other) actually had an entry wound to the lower buttocks area.” The shooting last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School heightened security concer ns at campuses across the country. Resendiz said the Connecticut shooting was the first thing he thought of when he heard gunfire and he wondered if a similar situation was happening on his campus. “I didn’t think something like this could happen. You don’t think about it happening to you,” he said. Several school districts in Texas have either implemented or are considering a plan to allow faculty to carry guns on campus. While guns are not allowed on college campuses, the Texas Legislature this year
may debate a bill that would allow them. Richard Carpenter, chancellor of the Lone Star College System, said the campus is a gun-free zone that “has been safe for 40 years.” “We think it’s still safe,” he added. He described the maintenance man, who was said to be in his 50s and listed in stable condition, as “in good shape.” Daniel Flores, 19, was in a second-floor tutoring lab with about 60 people when he heard a noise that sounded “like someone was kicking a door.” Once he and others realized the sound was gunfire, they fled to the nearby student services center, where authorities kept them for about 30 minutes before letting them go. Cody Harris, 20, said he was in a classroom with about six or seven other
Oklahoma, the panel’s top Republican, has announced his opposition as have several other committee members. Hagel was scheduled to meet on Wednesday with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a committee member who has said she was perplexed by the nomination. Another panel member, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, RGa., said Tuesday, “I look forward to visiting with him and hearing his testimony and we’ll see where it goes.” Concer ns about Hagel replacing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have centered on whether he is sufficiently pro-Israel, his descrip-
tion of pro-Israel groups as a “Jewish lobby,” and his stand on gay rights. Some GOP lawmakers also are concerned about potential cuts to defense spending and Hagel’s past support for reductions in nuclear weapons. “That’s of great importance to me,” said Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Corker’s state is home to the Y-12 nuclear facility and significant cuts in the nuclear arsenal would affect his state. “I want to delve beyond the one-liners and sentences that have been
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A Harris Precinct 4 Constable blocks off an entrance to the Lone Star College North Harris campus, Houston, after a shooting on Tuesday. The shooting on campus wounded three people and sent students fleeing for safety as officials placed the campus on lockdown, officials said. Harris County Sheriff’s Maj. Armando Tello said authorities had detained a person of interest.
students waiting for a psychology class to start when he heard eight shots. He and other students looked at each other, said “I guess we should get out of here,” and fled.
“I was just worried about getting out,” Harris said. “I called my grandmother and asked her to pick me up.” Classes are expected to resume today.
Senate committee chairman: Count up Hagel vote after hearing
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, and Secretary of Defense-nominee and former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., left, listen to reporters’ questions following their meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans said Tuesday they would reserve judgment on Chuck Hagel’s nomination until after his confirmation hearing next week, a positive sign for President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Defense Department. Hagel, who already has drawn strong opposition from six Senate Republicans, continued his outreach to lawmakers on Tuesday, meeting with Sen. John McCain, whose support for the nomination could smooth the way for the for mer GOP senator and provide political cover for other Republicans to back the nominee. “Senator Hagel and I are old friends and we had a very frank and candid conversation, and I’ll be looking forward to the hearing and asking him questions,” the Arizona Republican told reporters at a news conference on his recent overseas trip. “He should be given the opportunity of a hearing before any of us make a judgment.” Hagel, during a brief conversation with reporters in the Capitol, declined to answer specific questions, simply saying, “we have a hearing next week and I look forward to answering questions.” Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said earlier in the day that it was too soon to count the votes and he would have a better assessment of the support for Hagel after his confirmation hearing on Jan. 31. Asked if there were any Republican votes for Hagel, Levin said, “I haven’t seen any, but there may be that I haven’t seen. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be.” The Hagel nomination gained momentum last week as Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., two of the strongest pro-Israel Democrats in the Senate, said the former Nebraska senator had addressed their concerns about his stand on Iran sanctions and support for Israel. But Hagel still faces ambivalence among Republicans, if not outright opposition, and could emerge
from the Senate committee vote with only party-line support. Sen. Jim Inhofe of
brought forth by groups. It’ll be a very earnest conversation. I always start with an open mind. But I do have concer ns,” said Corker, who is scheduled to meet with Hagel on Friday. Democrats hold a 55-45 advantage in the Senate and would have the votes to confirm Hagel on a simple majority, but they would need five Republican votes for the 60-vote threshold to break a GOP filibuster. A Republican ef fort to block Obama’s choice of a former Republican senator would set off a firestorm as Senate leaders try to negotiate new rules on filibusters.
Hagel has reached out to all 100 senators.
Separately, a GOP-leaning group launched an anti-Hagel ad campaign in the home states of five Senate Democrats up for reelection next year.
“Say no to Chuck Hagel before it’s too late,” said the commercials from Americans for a Stronger Defense. The spots target Sens. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Udall of Colorado, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Kay Hagan of North Carolina.
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Romanian authorities have arrested three suspects in last year’s multimillion-dollar art heist from a Netherlands art gallery, Dutch police said Tuesday. But the paintings, by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Monet, have not been recovered. The announcement marked the first breakthrough for police since thieves broke open an emergency exit and swiped the seven pieces on Oct. 16 in a late night raid at the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam. It was the biggest art theft in more than a decade in the Netherlands. The stolen works have an estimated value of tens of millions of dollars if they were sold at auction, but art experts said that would be impossible following the theft. “Three people have been arrested, but unfortunately we have not got back the paintings,” Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Yvette van den Heerik told The Associated Press. Police later said in a statement that the suspects were arrested as part of an ongoing Romanian investigation and not at the request of Dutch authorities. Kunsthal spokeswoman Mariette Maaskant said gallery staff members are not yet breathing a sigh of relief. “There is no painting found yet,” she said. “For us, that is the most impor-
tant thing.” Romanian police spokeswoman Raluca Seucan declined to provide details of the case to the AP. Romanian news agency Mediafax reported that three Romanian suspects had been arrested Monday evening following a ruling from a Bucharest court. It gave no further details. The heist at one of Rotterdam’s landmark buildings, designed by local architect Rem Koolhaas, was low-tech but effective. Two thieves forced their way into the gallery through a rear emergency door and snatched the paintings. Security cameras showed the thieves breaking in and fleeing within two minutes. They were gone by the time police, alerted by an alarm, arrived less than five minutes after the break-in. The following morning, only white spaces on the wall and broken hanging wires were left. The stolen paintings came from the private T riton Foundation, a collection of avant-garde art put together by multimillionaire Willem Cordia, an investor and businessman, and his wife, Marijke Cordia-Van der Laan. Willem Cordia died in 2011.
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Question your alternatives rather than rush into the first option that heads your way. You will be much happier as a result. Your ability to act and understand will increase with more information. Listen to a family member’s suggestions. Tonight: Head home early. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Attempt to get as much done as possible by putting off a meeting until later. This gathering easily could develop into a social happening. Why fight the inevitable? Plan ahead accordingly. Return calls as promptly as you can. Tonight: Let someone else make the choice. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) At times, you can be so rebellious that you cause yourself a problem. Fortunately, this behavior most likely will happen at the beginning of the day. You’ll want to fix this issue, and you will have plenty of time to do just that. Tonight: Make it early, if possible. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Getting going right now could be a major issue. You know full well that this type of fatigue is there to tell you to slow down. News from a distance causes a last-minute snafu. Try to define what is going on with this person before making adjustments. Tonight: Let the fun begin. BORN TODAY Singer/songwriter Anita Pointer (1948), author Anya Seton (1904), Princess Caroline of Monaco (1957)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Phone: 575-622-7710, ext. 304
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COLLEGIATE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. • NMMI at Midland
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 7 p.m. • Lovington at Goddard GIRLS BASKETBALL 5 p.m. • Roswell C at NMMI
SCORE CENTER BOYS BASKETBALL Dexter 64, Ruidoso 62, OT NMMI 72, Gateway Chr. 46 Santa Teresa 48, Goddard 47 Hagerman 70, Tatum 39 Hobbs 89, Roswell 83 GIRLS BASKETBALL NMMI 54, Gateway Chr. 31 Goddard 57, Lovington 51 Tatum 63, Hagerman 23 Jal 46, Lake Arthur 25 Hobbs 34, Roswell 28
NATIONAL BRIEFS JONES: GARRETT MAY GIVE UP DUTIES AS ’BOYS PLAY CALLER
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that coach Jason Garrett may give up play-calling duties on offense. Speaking to reporters at Senior Bowl practices, Jones said offensive line coach Bill Callahan could inherit play-calling duties, but stopped short of saying a decision had been made. Garrett kept calling plays after he was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach when Wade Phillips was fired during the 2010 season. Garrett told The Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram he would welcome a switch and would be comfortable with Callahan in that role. The Cowboys have shuffled the coaching staff after consecutive 8-8 seasons. New defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin replaced Rob Ryan, who was fired. Five other coaches have left the staff, including Garrett’s brother, tight ends coach John Garrett. Jason Garrett has been criticized for poor decisions with game and clock management, sparking debate over whether he should give up calling plays to focus more on other issues within a game. He also was praised for his leadership after practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown died in a car wreck that led to intoxication manslaughter charges against defensive tackle Josh Brent this season. “I’ve never been a guy where it’s been hell or high water that I’m going to call the plays,” Garrett said. “It gives you the opportunity to step back a little bit and engage in the other two aspects. Obviously, my role as the head coach, if I’m not the play-caller, will be significant.” Callahan was offensive coordinator for Oakland from 1998 to 2001, and the Raiders went to the Super Bowl after he was promoted to head coach in 2002. They lost to Tampa Bay. The former Nebraska coach just finished his first season with Dallas after four years as offensive line coach for the New York Jets. Jones said he wanted Garrett to keep calling plays when Phillips was replaced, and the owner said the switch wouldn’t be considered if Garrett “was not absolutely all in.” “It’s not a step back for Jason. It’s actually a step forward for Jason in my mind,” Jones said. “Make no mistake about it, when I hired Jason to come into the organization as a coach he was hired specifically for his skills for his abilities to call the plays. When he became the head coach, it was at my insistence that he continue to call the plays. It was not at Jason’s insistence.”
Hobbs snaps Roswell’s win streak Section
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KEVIN J. KELLER RECORD SPORTS EDITOR
The Roswell girls basketball team entered Tuesday’s showdown with Hobbs at the Coyote Den riding an 11-game win streak. The Coyotes were on a roll. Hobbs provided a bump in that roll that the Coyotes simply couldn’t smoothly gloss over. The third-ranked Eagles didn’t look like world-beaters by any means, but they did enough in a 34-28 win over Roswell. “It was a frustrating night,” Roswell coach Joe Carpenter said after the game. “It was a combination of, I think, fatigue, we were just a little off and I think Hobbs’ defense is pretty dang good.” Frustrating is the perfect choice of words.
Roswell (12-5) fell behind 10-0 over the first five minutes, but slowly got back into it. By the midway point of the second quarter, Roswell was within two, 15-13, and appeared to have the momentum. But, over their final seven possessions of the first half, the Coyotes turned it over three times and were just 1 of 4 from the field. Hobbs used Roswell’s futility to stretch its lead to 24-16 by the break. “We were down eight at the half and I thought we should have been up two or four,” Carpenter said. “We missed at least four or five bunnies there. It was frustrating.” Roswell cracked the frustration in the third, conSee SNAPS, Page B2
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Roswell guard Tiffanie Bolanos (22) puts up a shot in the lane against Hobbs’ Kennedy Sims during the Eagles’ win at the Coyote Den, Tuesday.
Jal wins battle of Lady Panthers with LA JAL 46, LAKE ARTHUR 25
LAWRENCE FOSTER RECORD ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
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Lake Arthur’s Mayra Davila, with ball, drives to the basket while Jal’s Kaitlyn Komar defends during their game, Tuesday.
LAKE ARTHUR — Among many things that coaches tell their players is the saying, “Don’t beat yourselves.” In basketball, beating yourself would, among other things, include taking care of the ball. Unfortunately for the Lake Arthur Lady Panthers, they struggled with maintaining possession all night in their game against Jal on Tuesday. Lake Arthur had 44 turnovers and an 11-minute, 28-second second-half scoring drought that allowed Jal to come away with a 46-25 win. Lake Arthur’s Lilly McNeil opened the scoring with a jumper, but, by the end of the quarter, Jal held an 8-6 lead, which, for the Panthers, was a victory in itself. In the first eight minutes, Lake Arthur committed 12 turnovers. The Lake Arthur defense kept it in the game, however, forcing six turnovers of its own and contesting every Jal shot. Lake Arthur’s turnover problems continued into the second quarter as Jal forced four turnovers and scored the first four points of the quarter to take a 12-6 lead. The home team wouldn’t go away, however, going on its best offensive spurt of the game. Abby Castillo started the Lake Arthur surge with a layup and, after a defensive stop, Cristina Caro split a See PANTHERS, Page B2
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Ed Reed returns a fumble during a game against the Steelers on Nov. 18. Reed will play in his first Super Bowl when the Ravens meet the 49ers on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
Finally for Reed, Birk
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The only reason why Matt Birk brought his aching knees and battered body to training camp for a 15th NFL season was to get to the Super Bowl. The 36-year-old Birk was bothered by neck, elbow and knee injuries during his previous three years with the Baltimore Ravens, yet he never missed a start. During the offseason, the six-time Pro Bowl center underwent surgery to repair varicose veins in his legs. Still, Birk knew the Ravens had a shot at a championship, and he wanted to be a part of it. “At this stage in my career, losing takes a lot out of you,” Birk said. “I wouldn’t have come back if I didn’t think there was a legitimate chance that I could help the team.”
Birk, safety Ed Reed and guard Bobbie Williams head a list of longtime veterans who will be making their first Super Bowl appearance when the Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3. “It means a lot for all the guys to have an opportunity to be a part of that,” coach John Harbaugh said. “To be able to be involved with that as a leader is a huge thing. It makes you feel really good, and now you try to make the most of it.” Birk endured 11 fruitless years in Minnesota, reaching the playoffs five times without a conference title. Then, after joining the Ravens as a free agent in 2009, he was part of three more playof f runs that ended short of the Super See FINALLY, Page B2
HOBBS — Playing without Cesar Nava, Roswell gave Hobbs all it could handle, but came up short in an 89-83 loss to the Eagles on Tuesday night. The Coyotes (14-2) trailed 51-39 at the half, but won the third quarter 24-20 and the fourth 20-18 to make things interesting down the stretch. Alex Olesinski led the Coyotes with 21 points, while Stephen Lucero and Anthony Olguin each added 17 points for Roswell. The loss was the second in three games for the Coyotes after starting the season 13-0. Hagerman 70, Tatum 39 HAGERMAN — Hagerman improved to 11-5 with a win over Tatum on Tuesday. The Bobcats took control early, winning the first quarter 23-7 and, by the half, the Bobcat lead had grown to 35-12. Bryan Barela and Alejandro Ramos led the Bobcats with 12 points each, while Jessie Rodriguez finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Hagerman.
Dexter 64, Ruidoso 62, OT RUIDOSO — Dexter didn’t play its best game, according to coach James Voight, but hung on for an overtime victory over Ruidoso on the road, Tuesday. Ruidoso led by four going to the fourth, but the Demons won the quarter
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Roswell’s Hiram McIntyre (20) shoots a runner over Hobbs’ Adrian Sanchez during the Eagles’ victory over the Coyotes at Ralph Tasker Arena in Hobbs, Tuesday. 10-6 to force overtime. Dexter jumped ahead by five early in the extra period before Ruidoso scored six in a row to take a one-point lead. Amador Amaya nailed a triple on Dexter’s next possession, though, and the Demons got a defensive stop to seal the victory. Kevin Paez led four Demons (15-3) in double figures with 14 points. David Lopez chipped in 12, Miguel Barrientos added 11 and Missael Barrientos had 10.
Santa Teresa 48, Goddard 47 SANTA TERESA — Mark McCool missed a 3 at the buzzer, allowing Santa Teresa to escape with a victory over Goddard on Tuesday night. The Rockets (9-9) led 1413 after the first quarter and took a 27-24 lead into the break. Santa Teresa won the third quarter 15-11 and made its one-point lead hold up as both teams netSee BRIEFS, Page B2
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Bowl. Now, Birk is poised to be part of the NFL’s biggest game. “It’s great, obviously,” he said. “That’s the goal. That’s your dream. That’s why you play.” Maybe Birk deserved it, after everything he went through over his first 14 years. But Birk exudes no such feeling of entitlement. “Nobody deserves it more than anybody else. It doesn’t matter how long you play,” he said. “To be doing it with this team and
Tuesday’s Scores By The Associated Press Boys Basketball Albuquerque Academy 63, Capital 56 Bosque School 59, Santa Rosa 49 Centennial 64, Hot Springs 35 Cloudcroft 63, Carrizozo 54 Dexter 64, Ruidoso 62, OT Dora 78, Clovis Christian 38 Eldorado 78, Del Norte 40 Farmington 49, Bloomfield 40 Fort Sumner 51, Texico 42 Hagerman 70, Tatum 39 Hobbs 89, Roswell 83 La Cueva 81, Rio Rancho 73 Las Cruces 67, Alamogordo 58 McCurdy 78, Dulce 59 Menaul 47, Jemez Valley 37 Mountainair 47, Foothill 45 NMMI 72, Gateway Christian 46 Sandia 74, Hope Christian 63 Santa Teresa 48, Goddard 47 St. Michael’s 41, Pojoaque 34 St. Pius 66, Sandia Prep 56 Tohajilee 82, Desert Academy 40 Tucumcari 73, West Las Vegas 51 Tularosa 50, Mesilla Valley Christian 32 Girls Basketball Cibola 42, Hope Christian 41 Cloudcroft 48, Carrizozo 36 Clovis 58, Portales 41 Cuba 45, Questa 36 Friona, Texas 55, Melrose 46 Gadsden 47, Onate 37 Goddard 57, Lovington 51 Hobbs 34, Roswell 28 Jal 46, Lake Arthur 25 Las Cruces 60, Alamogordo 29 Monte del Sol 34, Santa Fe Waldorf School 32 Mora 61, Dulce 33 NMMI 54, Gateway Christian 31 Santa Fe 64, Espanola Valley 57 St. Pius 66, Capital 28 Tatum 63, Hagerman 23 Texico 44, Fort Sumner 33 Tohajilee 74, Desert Academy 15 Valencia 55, Gallup 48
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ted nine points in the final eight minutes. Austin Rader led Goddard with 12 points, while McCool chipped in with 11.
NMMI 72, Gateway Christian 46 NMMI improved to 9-6 with a win over Gateway Christian on Tuesday. The Colts led 26-15 after the first quarter and held a 14-point lead heading into the half. NMMI was led by Angel Reyes’ 18 points, while Blade Allen chipped in with 12. Richard Trujillo and Marchez Coriz each scored nine points for NMMI.
Goddard 57, Lovington 51 Danielle Hubbard splashed in four 3-pointers en route to a teambest 18 points and Goddard upset third-ranked Lovington at Ground Zero Gymnasium on Tuesday. The Rockets trailed at the break, but took the
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verting 4 of 5 from the field — two buckets each by Tiffanie Bolanos and Gali Sanchez. With 2:56 left, Roswell was within three at 29-26. Hobbs’ Daniella Patterson was called for an offensive foul on her team’s next possession and Roswell got the ball back with a chance to tie. More frustrating times lay ahead for Roswell, though. The Coyotes turned the ball over three times and made just 1 of 3 from the field. The theme carried over into the fourth as well. Roswell missed all 10 of its shots from the field in the final quarter and went
just, I think, the closeness of this team and kind of the journey that we have been through my four years here — every year getting close and getting close — to finally break through, it’s pretty special.” Reed, 34, has earned nine Pro Bowl invitations in 11 years with Baltimore and has long been recognized as one of the finest free safeties in the game. But he never got into the Super Bowl until now, and to make it even sweeter, his first appearance will be in his home state of Louisiana. “It’s been a long time coming, but it takes time,” Reed said. “We’ve built up to this point.”
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Monday’s Games Indiana 82, Memphis 81 New Orleans 114, Sacramento 105 Atlanta 104, Minnesota 96 Houston 100, Charlotte 94 Brooklyn 88, New York 85 Golden State 106, L.A. Clippers 99 San Antonio 90, Philadelphia 85 Chicago 95, L.A. Lakers 83 Washington 98, Portland 95 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 95, Boston 90 Detroit 105, Orlando 90 Milwaukee 110, Philadelphia 102 Oklahoma City 109, L.A. Clippers 97 Wednesday’s Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 6 p.m.
lead in the third quarter and held off the Wildcats in a high-scoring fourth that featured 37 combined points. Abbie Blach poured in 14 points for the Rockets (8-10).
NMMI 54, Gateway Christian 31 Trailing 22-16 heading into the second half, NMMI exploded for 38 second-half points on its way to a victory over Gateway Christian on Tuesday. Bianca Walker led the Colts (5-6) with 24 points, while Lia Herrera chipped in with 18. Charlee Longmire paced the Warriors (0-12) with 14 points. Tatum 63, Hagerman 23 HAGERMAN — Tatum led 24-6 after the first quarter and 45-8 by halftime en route to a win over Hagerman on Tuesday night. Bobcat coach Justin Gossett said that Tatum came out intense. Jessica Rodriguez paced the Bobcats (6-10) with 14 points.
scoreless. Hobbs was just as futile, going 0 for 4 from the field and just 1 of 4 from the free-throw line. Hobbs won the quarter 1-0 to seal the win. “We’ve given defensive effort. That’s our forte, to stop people and shut them down,” Carpenter said. “But, oh man, I thought we had some good looks. It wasn’t officiated poorly or anything, we just didn’t put it in the hole. “I’m very pleased with the progression defensively, but not offensively. We still need to improve (offensively).” Myla Brown led Roswell with eight points. Sanchez added seven points and grabbed eight boards. For Hobbs, Mackenzie Latimer poured in a gamehigh 14. firstname.lastname@example.org
Teammate Jacoby Jones, who grew up in New Orleans, will be making his Super Bowl debut in his sixth season. After the Ravens beat New England 28-13 in the AFC championship game, Reed prepared for a trip to familiar territory with Jones in tow. “I really don’t have any words for it,” Reed said. “I rushed into the locker room to call my mom, because I know that my family has been going through some things, so I’m just thankful to be going home and for the whole of New Orleans to see some hometown guys. Jacoby, we talked about it. We haven’t been there since (Hurricane) Katrina. We’re
Roswell Daily Record just grateful.” The Ravens failed to win the AFC title game in 2008 and 2012 under Harbaugh before finally breaking through. “For everything we’ve been through since coach Harbaugh got here, he had a vision of working us a certain way and taking us through something to build something and to create this moment,” Reed said. “We believed it, but it was just something we had to go through as men and understand each other and understand the process together.” Williams, a backup on the line, played for Philadelphia and Cincinnati before getting into the
Denver at Houston, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Minnesota, 6 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Utah, 7 p.m. Indiana at Portland, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto at Orlando, 5 p.m. New York at Boston, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 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 28, Atlanta 24 Baltimore 28, New England 13
Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 5 p.m. (NBC)
Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 4 p.m. (CBS)
Dallas DT Jay Ratliff suspected of drunken driving
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff is
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pair of free throws to make it 12-9. On the next Lake Arthur possession, Caro hit 1 of 2 from the charity stripe and Lake Arthur tied it up on its next possession when Jessica Barrera grabbed an of fensive rebound and converted it into a bunny, tying the score at 12. Unfortunately for Lake Arthur, the turnover bug hit again after Barrera’s deuce. Jal reclaimed the lead with a floater from Ilyssa Glass and two consecutive Lake Arthur tur novers tur ned into four Jal points. Lake Arthur coach Jordon Cooney said that his team played well in the first half. “Great first half. We showed a lot of energy,” he said. “We did a lot of the right things. We did a lot of ball movement and fixed our mistakes when we needed to. We went
free on bond after his arrest Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The 31-year-old nose tackle was arrested shortly after midnight after his pickup truck sideswiped a semitrailer truck on Texas 114 in eastern Grapevine, 20 miles northwest of Dallas. No one was injured, but Ratliff failed a field sobriety test and was taken to city jail, said Grapevine police Officer Sam Shemwell. Ratliff declined a breath test, but police obtained a blood sample for testing, Shemwell said. Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple declined comment. The case will go to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office in Fort Worth, Shemwell said. If convicted, Ratliff could get up to six months in jail. Ratliff was limited to six games this season with ankle and groin injuries.
Williams loses in quarters, Azarenka into semis
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams’ dominating run at the majors is over. American teenager Sloane Stephens is headed to the semifinals of the Australian Open. Williams injured her back in the second set, hampering her serve, and the 19-year-old Stephens kept her composure in a 3-6, 7-5, 64 victory on Wednesday. It was the first loss since Aug. 17 for the 15-time Grand Slam winner, ending a run of 20 consecutive wins. She hadn’t lost a match at a Grand Slam tournament since the French Open, where the first-round exit sparked a resurgence in the second half of 2012 that included titles at Wimbledon, the London Olympics, the U.S. Open and the WTA Championship. After winning her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, Stephens next plays defending champion Victoria Azarenka. With her most famous fan sitting in the crowd wearing a shirt reminding her to keep calm, top-ranked Azarenka overcame some early jitters to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-1 in the earlier quarterfinal match on Rod Laver Arena. In the men’s quarterfinals, 17-time major
into halftime and made small adjustments, and didn’t make major ones. Then we came out and forgot what we were doing (in the second half). “We went away from what worked. We didn’t try to get the ball inside. We were expecting things to happen, but we weren’t ready to work for it. If you aren’t ready to work for anything, turnovers are going to happen.” Turnovers did happen for Lake Arthur in the second half, as did a scoring drought. Mayra Davila’s bucket at the 5:53 mark of the third quarter cut the Jal lead to 26-22, but it would be the last Lake Arthur point scored for 11:28. During the Lake Arthur drought, Jal forced 16 turnovers and took control of the game with an 18-0 run that put the game out of reach. Caro, Davila and Barrera led Lake Arthur with six points each. email@example.com
Super Bowl in his 13th NFL season. Linebacker Terrell Suggs (10th season) and former Houston Texans stars Vonta Leach (ninth) and Bernard Pollard (seventh) signed as free agents with Baltimore for the chance to perfor m on the sport’s grandest stage. Quarterback Joe Flacco, who needed only five years to get it done, takes delight in seeing some of his older teammates finally heading to the Super Bowl. “No doubt about it, I am excited for everybody that has been in the league as long as those guys have been,” he said. “To have this opportunity is pretty cool.”
winner Roger Federer was playing No. 7 JoWilfried Tsonga in a night match and U.S. Open champion Andy Murray was to meet Jeremy Chardy of France. Novak Djokovic is already through to the semifinals after his 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday night. Djokovic will meet No. 4-seeded David Ferrer in the semifinals. Ferrer survived a quarterfinal battle with fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. Almagro had three chances to serve for the match, but Ferrer broke back each time and went on to win 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Maria Sharapova had a 6-2, 6-2 quarterfinal win over Ekatrina Makarova on Tuesday, and has conceded only nine games in five matches — a record in Australia.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with 1B Mike Napoli on a one-year contract. Designated RHP Chris Carpenter for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jamey Wright, OF Shelley Duncan, RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo and RHP Juan Sandoval on minor league contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Mark DeRosa on a one-year contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Sandy Koufax special advisor to the chairman. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with INF Bobby Crosby on a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with OF Delmon Young on a one-year contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Motte on a two-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Waived G Jeremy Pargo. HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled F Terrence Jones from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). Reassigned F/C Donatas Motiejunas to Rio Grande Valley. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Traded F Marreese Speights, G Wayne Ellington, G Josh Selby and a future first-round draft pick to Cleveland for F Jon Leuer. FOOTBALL
TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, Jan. 23 CYCLING 1:30 p.m. NBCSN — Tour Down Under, Stage 2, Mount Barker to Rostrevor, Australia (same-day tape) GOLF 3 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, first round, at Doha, Qatar MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPN — Duke at Miami 5:30 p.m.
National Football League NFL — Reinstated New Orleans coach Sean Payton from suspension. CHICAGO BEARS — Named Mike Clark strength and conditioning coordinator. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named Louie Cioffi defensive backs coach, Joe Cullen defensive line coach and Shane Steichen offensive quality control coach. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Promoted Joe Gilbert to offensive line coach. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Named Mike Mallory special teams coordinator. Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS — Signed C Angus Reid and CB Ryan Phillips to contract extensions. SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Resigned DL Tearrius George. Released S James Patrick, PK Sandro DeAngelis and WR Clay Cooke. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Named Rob Tillotson media relations manager. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Agreed to terms with D Glauber Leandro Honorato Berti. DETROIT RED WINGS — Announced the retirement of F Tomas Holmstrom. Recalled F Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL). Placed RW Todd Bertuzzi and D Carlo Colaiacovo on injured reserve. LOS ANGELES KINGS — Activated C Anze Kopitar from the non-roster list. OTTAWA SENATORS — Reassigned G Robin Lehner to Binghamton (AHL). COLLEGE CONFERENCE USA — Announced the addition of Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic, effective July 1. BINGHAMTON — Named Stephanie Allen women’s interim lacrosse coach. EAST CAROLINA—Named Ryan Wood student assistant baseball coach. ELON—Named Brad Sherrod defensive coordinator.FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON — Named Candi Letts softball coach. FAYETTEVILLE STATE—Named Lawrence Kershaw football coach. HOFSTRA — Signed baseball coach John Russo to a multiyear contract. INDIANA STATE — Named Brian Sheppard passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Jami Deberry special teams coordinator and tight ends coach and Anthony Perkins defensive secondary coach. RUTGERS — Named Geoff Brown senior associate athletic director/chief marketing officer. WAGNER — Named Salome Mkervalidze women’s tennis coach. WISCONSIN LUTHERAN—Named Erich Janousky football offensive coordinator.
ESPN2 — TCU at West Virginia 7 p.m. ESPN — Georgia Tech at North Carolina NHL HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. NBCSN — Boston at N.Y. Rangers TENNIS Noon ESPN2 — Australian Open, quarterfinals, at Melbourne, Australia (same-day tape) 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, women’s semifinals, at Melbourne, Australia 1:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, men’s semifinal, at Melbourne, Australia
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