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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Republican leaders are launching an effort led by Hispanic governors in New Mexico and Nevada in an attempt to make up ground with Latino voters who have largely turned away from the GOP. The nation’s only Hispanic governors plan to recruit minority candidates ... - PAGE A2
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House opens first immigration hearing WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday the nation’s immigration system is “in desperate need of repair” as he opened Congress’ first hearing this year on immigration. Whether Congress will be able to agree on how to fix it remained unclear.
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The session came as President Barack Obama pushes for swift action to pass immigration legislation and as bipartisan Senate negotiators work to craft a bill. But in a sign of the difficulties to come, the
chair man, Judiciary Republican Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, cautioned against a “rush to judgment” and said each piece of the issue must be examined in detail.
Goodlatte said there are lots of questions about how any large-scale legalization program would work, how much it would cost and how it would prevent illegal immigration in future.
Obama supports a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, something many Republi-
cans oppose. Goodlatte questioned whether another approach might be possible: “Are there options we should consider between the extremes of mass deportation and a pathway to citizenship for those not lawfully present in the United States?” he asked. His question underscored the discomfort of many majority House Republicans with granting eventual citizenship to illegal immigrants, something conserSee HEARING, Page A3
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., gives his opening remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, at a hearing on immigration.
Voters reapprove RISD mill levy
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The jury convicted Gregory Hobbs, 22, of voluntary manslaughter Thursday after three days of testimony. The charges stemmed from the slaying of Ruben “Hammer” Archuleta Sr. and Ruben Archuleta Jr. on the night of June 15, 2012, that occurred in the 300 block of East Bonney Street. According to the original criminal complaint, officers arrived two to three minutes after hearing the gunfire to a scene of chaos with 15 to 20 witnesses. Of ficer R yan Craine said he found both father and son shot. During closing arguments, Deputy District Attorney Michael
The House Consumer and Public Affairs voted Tuesday 3-2 to table a joint resolution to allow voters to decide whether to amend Article 20 of the state’s constitution to define marriage as “the union of one man and one woman.” Rep. Nora Espinoza, RRoswell, a sponsor of House Joint Resolution 4, said that more than 30 other states have passed similar legislation. “It would seem New Mexico voters should be given the right to define marriage for themselves,” she said. Sen. William Sharer, R-
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Murphy acknowledged that there were discrepancies between witness testimonies and the initial statements made to police. “Portions of each witness’ testimony could be contradicted by the physical evidence. None of it lines up perfectly. ... It is not surprising in the case of such a traumatic event, such a chaotic event, that the testimony would vary.” He said the State conceded with Rubin Jr., who had armed himself before the confrontation, that his death could be considered was selfdefense. However, Rubin Sr. was unarmed. In the previous day’s testimony, See HOBBS, Page A3
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Ladies strut their stuff to country music during a beginner’s line dance class at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, Wednesday. The class is taught by the Dancing Rascals.
House committee tables same-sex marriage resolution ILISSA GILMORE RECORD STAFF WRITER
Voters re-approved Tuesday the 2 mill tax levy of the Roswell Independent School District that provides funding for maintaining buildings during the school district election. According to unofficial election results, the mill levy received 986 votes in favor and 275 in opposition. “The passage of the mill levy was a huge vote for education in Roswell,” said RISD Superintendent Tom Burris. “Funds will maintain facilities and provide
Farmington, also presented the bill and said marriage has always been about men and women “getting together, making babies.” “Men and women make babies, society needs babies and babies need moms and dads,” he said. “America’s greatness has come from traditional family values and that is important to its continued greatness. “I support traditional marriage, not from bigotry or hatred, but for love of my children and the nation.” He said the resolution would not change any laws in place, but act as a qualifier as to who could marry. Committee member
Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, voted against tabling and said that since the committee had put through a resolution by Rep. Brian Egolf, DSanta Fe, which would allow voters to decide whether to amend Article 20 to allow same-sex marriage, it would have been fair to do the same for HJR 4. Committee member Rep. Gail Chasey, DAlbuquerque, who voted to table the resolution, expressed her reservation about putting any civil rights questions on the ballot because “it’s not something people should be voting on.” “We have a representative democracy,” she said.
Top paid legislator got nearly $21,000 in 2012
SANTA FE (AP) — The highest compensated member of the New Mexico Legislature collected nearly $21,000 last year under a system that provides no annual salary to lawmakers but grants them daily expense reimbursements. Sen. Richard Martinez, an Espanola Democrat, received $20,922 for last year’s legislative session and attending committee meetings during the year, according to information from the Department of Finance and Administration obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. Sen. Carlos Cisneros, a Questa Democrat, collected $19,734, and former Rep. Ray Begaye, a Shiprock Democrat who lost his re-election bid, received $19,096. Compensation for legislators cost taxpayers $1.2 million last year. Payments averaged $11,061 for the 112 lawmakers who served in the 30-day legislative session last year. That excludes reimbursements for one senator who was appointed in late October to fill a vacancy. Begaye topped the compensation list with $29,000 in 2011, when the Legislature held a 60-day session and a special session on redistricting. New Mexico stands out as the only state that doesn’t provide a yearly salary to its legislators, according to the See PAID, Page A3
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Congress considers limits on drone strikes
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncomfortable with the Obama administration’s use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America’s authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens. The Democratic-led outcry was emboldened by the revelation in a newly surfaced Justice Department memo that shows drones can strike against a wider range of threats, with less evidence, than previously believed. The drone program, which has been used from Pakistan across the Middle East and into North Africa to find and kill an unknown number of suspected terrorists, is expected to be a top topic of debate when the Senate Intelligence Committee grills John Brennan, the White House’s pick for CIA chief, at a hearing Thursday. The White House on Tuesday defended its lethal drone program by citing the very laws that some in Congress once believed were appropriate in the years immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks but now think may be too broad. “It has to be in the agenda of this Congress to reconsider the scope of action of drones and use of deadly force by the United States around the world because the original authorization of use of force, I think, is being strained to its limits,” Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said in a recent interview. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the
No. 2 Democrat in the House, said Tuesday that “it deserves a serious look at how we make the decisions in government to take out, kill, eliminate, whatever word you want to use, not just American citizens but other citizens as well.” Hoyer added: “We ought to carefully review our policies as a country.” The Senate Foreign Relations Committee likely will hold hearings on U.S. drone policy, an aide said Tuesday, and Chairman Robert Menendez, DN.J., and the panel’s top Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, both have quietly expressed concerns about the deadly operations. And earlier this week, a group of 11 Democratic and Republican senators urged President Barack Obama to release a classified Justice Department legal opinion justifying when U.S. counterterror missions, including drone strikes, can be used to kill American citizens abroad. Without those documents, it’s impossible for Congress and the public to decide “whether this authority has been properly defined, and whether the president’s power to deliberately kill Americans is subject to appropriate limitations and safeguards,” the senators wrote. It was a repeated request after receiving last June an unclassified Justice Department memo, which fell short of giving the senators all the information they requested.
First detailed publicly by NBC News late Monday, the memo for the first time outlines the Obama administration’s decision to kill al-Qaida terror suspects without any evidence that specific and imminent plots are being planned against the United States.
“The threat posed by al-Qaida and its associated forces demands a broader concept of imminence in judging when a person continually planning terror attacks presents an imminent threat,” concluded the document.
The memo was immediately decried by civil liberties groups as “flawed” and “profoundly disturbing” — especially in light of 2011 U.S. drone strikes in Yemen that killed three American citizens: Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old-son and Samir Khan. Al-Awlaki was linked to the planning and execution of several attacks targeting U.S. and Western interests, including the attempt to down a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 and the plot to bomb cargo planes in 2010. His son was killed in a separate strike on a suspected al-Qaida den. Khan was an al-Qaida propagandist.
White House spokesman Jay Carney, echoing comments Brennan made in a speech last April, called the strikes legal, ethical and wise and said they are covered by a law that Congress approved allowing the use of military force against al-Qaida.
Military gear taken from UFO Storage Govs head GOP minority recruiting
•Police responded to UFO Storage, 3612 S. Main St., Monday, where four storage facilities had their locks cut. According to the report, only two of the four units had items taken. From one, the subjects removed an Ecobrand grass trimmer, valued at $300. The subjects
stole a quantity of military gear from the second unit, including a set of military dress blue uniforms, several camouflage unifor ms, dress boots, along with other items. The losses were estimated at $2,500. •Police were called to Lighthouse Laundry, 866 W. Alameda, Saturday,
after subjects damaged a Hamilton coin machine and a dryer to remove $280 worth of coins. The manager said the replacement costs for the coin machine was $2,000.
Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.
Proposal: Recycle nuke sites’ scrap metal SANTA FE (AP) — The federal government is drawing opposition from the steel industry and others for its proposal to commercially recycle scrap metal from Los Alamos National Laboratory and other nuclear sites. The Department of Energy recommends that scrap metal exposed on its surface to radiation be recycled if the metal is uncontaminated or if radiation levels are low enough. The department released a draft environmental assessment in December. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/YQQuBi ), the proposal includes about 350 metric tons of scrap metal at Los Alamos. The scrap would include metal from file cabinets, tools, equipment and structural steel from demolished buildings. It would be mixed with other scrap metal and melted down for use in new products. The head of a steel producers group said the proposal could risk contamination of food cans, building beams and car parts.
“Scrap metal that is potentially contaminated by radiation should not be released into the general stream of commerce. Period,” Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute, said in a Jan. 30 statement. Robert Middaugh, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration, said “only empirically defined clean metal will be candidate for release.”
“The material we propose to release is uncontaminated and poses no more risk than the scrap metals that ordinary citizens and small businesses routinely place in their recycling bins,” he said in an email statement. “Safety is the only thing that matters here and we will not move forward with any recycling unless we’re absolutely confident that it is entirely safe.” The vast majority of scrap metal, he said, is contaminated with radioactive materials. But all materials that were in radiological areas would be “surveyed and confirmed to be appropriate for release.”
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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Republican leaders are launching an effort led by Hispanic governors in New Mexico and Nevada in an attempt to make up ground with Latino voters who have largely turned away from the GOP. The nation’s only Hispanic governors plan to recruit minority candidates and groom them for state-level offices with an eye toward creating a pool of candidates for higher positions in the future, the Republican State Leadership Committee said in a statement. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, both moderate Republicans seen as rising stars in the party, will focus on attracting candidates and raising money for upcoming elections, the group said. Supporters see the move as an opportunity to expand the party’s influence. “This is a good thing and great way to reshape the Republican Party,” said Bob Quasius, founder of the Minnesota-based Cafe Con Leche Republicans, a group that seeks to make the GOP more welcoming to immigrants. He added that after the November elections, several Republicans “realized that they need to do a better job at reaching out to Latino voters.” Robert L. Fortes, a Boston-based GOP strategist who advised campaigns for former Sen. Scott Brown and former Gov. Mitt Romney, called the move “fan-
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tastic” and said such efforts would help Republicans who are trying to make inroads in Boston’s black and Latino neighborhoods. “If we make minority voters more competitive and not leave it one-sided, we can really transform the electorate across the country,” Fortes said. Detractors, however, predict it will be mere windowdressing designed to hide a larger problem. “Simply changing the color of the icing won’t do it,” said Sandra Tenorio, chair of the Tejano Democrats, a Hispanic political group in Texas. Tenorio said “it’s at best naive and at worst insulting to think that Hispanics will vote for someone because of their last names.” Javier Gonzalez, chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, said the Republican Party needed to change its positions on education,
health care and fighting poverty to truly make progress with Hispanic voters.
Martinez and Sandoval worked on minority outreach last year before the presidential election. In the November elections, however, President Barack Obama took about 70 percent of the Hispanic vote. Additionally, about 9 in 10 black voters backed Obama. And among women, around 55 percent voted for the Democratic incumbent as he defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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vatives often decry as amnesty. At one point the hearing was interrupted by protesters, apparently young illegal immigrants known as “DREAMers” brought to the country as children, who shouted “undocumented and unafraid!” before being led out. Yet Tuesday’s hearing, which focused on fixing the legal immigration system and on enforcement, was notable for the generally measured tone from some Republicans known for strong anti-immigration
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Hobbs and his friend Juan Gonzalez described a life-or -death struggle with the Archuletas. During the closing statement Murphy reminded the jurors that neither men exhibited any sign of injury. He told the Daily Record: “They showed no scuf fs, no scrapes, no scratches. Juan Gonzales said he was struck with a gun, but he had no marks indicating he was struck. Hobbs’ clothing was in pristine condition. Meanwhile Hammer’s shirt was torn.” In the previous day’s testimony, Hobbs said he was 5-feet, 3-inches tall. Meanwhile, the autopsy report indicated that Hammer was 5-feet, 11inches and 189 pounds. Murphy questioned why, if Hobbs was fighting with a man so much larger than himself, the police found no signs of injury? Attorney for the defense Anna Marie Bell asked
positions. Several questioned whether there’s a way short of citizenship to deal with illegal immigrants, and others on the panel agreed on the need to allow more high-skilled workers to enter the country, a priority for technology companies. “Let’s not let the more contentious issues and the idea of comprehensive refor m prevent us from passing something,” said Rep. Spencer Bachus, RAla. It was part of a larger shift by Republicans who have begun to embrace action on immigration reform in the wake of the November elections in the jury to consider “the improbability of size,” saying would not that leave a “reasonable man in fear of immediate bodily harm?” She noted that Hammer’s 14-year -old son admitted that his father was angry and testified that he saw his father punch Gonzalez. She discussed the fact that both father and son had threatened both Hobbs and Gonzalez. Bell reviewed New Mexico’s law regarding self defense. “When faced with an attack, you need not retreat. You may stand your ground. It doesn’t matter if you are kid from the south side of town.” She pointed to the evidence presented by the Of fice of the Medical Investigator that Rubin Sr. had four wounds, one at the top of the shoulder which could suggest Hammer and they were locked in a struggle for a weapon. She too acknowledged that Hammer’s shirt was torn, as if it had been pulled down as they
which large proportions of Hispanic voters supported Obama, helping him win re-election. Some GOP leaders have concluded that softening their views on immigration is becoming a political necessity.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivered a speech Tuesday embracing “an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home.” It appeared to be a change for Cantor, who voted against DREAM Act legislation to allow a path to citizenship for certain immigrants brought here as youths. a grappling weapon.
Bell expressed sympathy for the victims’ families, saying: “Anyone would have a deep-seated need to believe their family member is not responsible.”
Assistant District AttorEmily Maher ney addressed defense’s final statement. “We concede that in the shooting of Rubin Jr., you have selfdefense and defense of others before you. We are not asking you not to consider Rubin Sr.’s actions. ... In this wrestle for his life, Hobbs has no marks. In this fight for a gun, he comes away unscathed?”
The jury deliberated nearly eight hours and ruled that Hobbs was guilty of voluntary manslaughter, resulting in the death of a human being. As a serious violent of fense, Hobbs faces a sentence of up to six years in prison and possible fines of $5,000.
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safe and comfortable atmosphere for our students.” RISD school board incumbents Mackenzie Lee Hunt, of District 1, Peggy S. Brewer, of District 3, and Eloy Ortega Jr., of District 5, retained their seats with 327 votes for Hunt, 212 for Brewer and 70 for Ortega. “I’m very happy with the results,” Brewer said. “I will do my best to represent not only District 3, but the entire school system.” She said was also pleased with voter turnout and support for
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National Conference of State Legislatures. Salaries vary from about $95,000 a year for lawmakers in Califor nia to $100 a year in New Hampshire. The New Mexico Legislature is part-time and members are considered citizen legislators. House and Senate members collect a daily expense payment, called a per diem, when the Legislature is in session and while attending or traveling to committee meetings throughout the rest of the year Those payments were $154 a day during last year’s legislative session — $4,620 for the 30-day session — and rose to $176 a day from June through October before returning to $154 in November. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1996 linking the payments
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incumbent Irma Guillen and Position 2 incumbent Gene Bassett retained with 43 votes each. Bradly Durham took Position 5 with 38 votes, while challenger Kenneth Hart received 8 votes. In the Hager man School Board election, Position 4 incumbent Chad Hamill retained with 94 votes, and Chris Villa took Position 5 from incumbent Wesley Pilley, with 88 votes to Pilley’s 30. The district’s mill levy and bond also passed with the mill levy getting 80 votes in favor and 23 against; the bond received 93 votes in favor and 15 against. The results will be made official on Friday.
the mill levy. Brewer’s challenger for District 3, Jose Zavala received 70 votes. In an uncontested race, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Community College incumbents Chad Hamill, of District 2, and Eloise Blake, of District 3, also retained their positions, with Hamill receiving 211 votes and Blake getting 364. Dexter Consolidated School Board incumbents Orlando Chavez, of Position 4, and Daniel Lathrop, of Position 5, also retained their seats in an uncontested race, with both getting 24 votes each. For the Lake Arthur School Board, Position 1
to a federal rate for what’s tax deductible for room and board in Santa Fe while on business. The rate automatically goes up or down as the government adjusts the rate for inflation. The expense reimbursements had been $75 a day before the constitutional change. Martinez favors switching to a system that provides a yearly salary to legislators. The per diem payments fail to adequately cover expenses, including wear and tear on a lawmaker’s vehicle for traveling to meetings, he said. Martinez served on six interim committees last year, but lawmakers are paid mileage to drive to those meetings. “Maybe if we had a decent salary we could hire a part-time clerk or something to help us with our mail. I carry a mail bag with me everywhere I go,” said Martinez, a retired magistrate judge. A change in the pay would require voters to approve a constitutional
change. “I am not sure if the public would go along with it because I think they feel that we don’t do anything anyway,” said Martinez. Paul Gessing, president of the conservative Rio Grande Foundation, said he’s satisfied with the compensation system and doesn’t consider last year’s payments to lawmakers as excessive. “Certainly within the taxpayers’ pocketbooks, even paying $20,000 a year to all legislators wouldn’t be extreme. It’s just a question of fairness and the legislators not trying to take advantage of the system,” said Gessing. Questions arose last year about possible double-dipping problems in the Legislature’s expense system. Begaye was reimbursed by NCSL for driving a rental car to the seminar but also was paid mileage by the Legislature. He later retur ned some NCSL expense money.
Bulgaria links Hezbollah Iranian leader visits Egypt to attack on Israelis
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hezbollah was behind a bus attack that killed five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, investigators said Tuesday, describing a sophisticated bombing carried out by a terrorist cell that included Canadian and Australian citizens. The announcement brought renewed pressure on the European Union from the U.S., Israel and Canada to designate the group a terrorist organization and to crack down on its fundraising operations across Europe. The EU, which regards Hezbollah as a legitimate political organization, has resisted such a move. Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said two of the suspects in the July 2012 attack had been living in Lebanon for years — one with a Canadian passport and the other with an Australian one. He said investigators had traced their activities back to their home countries. “We have well-grounded reasons to suggest that the two were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah,” Tsvetanov said. A third suspect entered Bulgaria with them on June 28, he said, without giving details. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati condemned the attack and said his country would cooperate
fully. Hezbollah, a Shiite militant group and political party in Lebanon that emerged in response to Israel’s 1982 invasion, has been linked to attacks and kidnappings on Israeli and Jewish interests around the world. The group has denied involvement in the Bulgaria bombing, and Hezbollah officials in Beirut declined comment Tuesday. The bomb exploded as the Israeli tourists were on their way from the airport to their hotel in the Black Sea resort of Burgas. The blast also killed a Bulgarian bus driver and the suspected bomber, a tall and lanky pale-skinned man wearing a baseball cap and dressed like a tourist. Although it was initially believed to be a suicide bombing, Europol Director Rob Wainwright told The Associated Press that investigators now believe the bomber never intended to die. He said a Europol expert who analyzed a fragment of a circuit board determined that the bomb was detonated remotely. He said investigators were still looking into who detonated it and how one of the suspected bombers was killed. Bulgarian investigators found no links to Iran, which Israel had accused of playing a role in the attack. The findings increased
pressure on Europe to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the investigation “further corroboration of what we have already known, that Hezbollah and its Iranian patrons are orchestrating a worldwide campaign of terror that is spanning countries and continents.” “We hope the Europeans learn the proper conclusions from this about the true character of Hezbollah,” Netanyahu said. The Obama administration called on Europe to take “proactive action” to disrupt Hezbollah. In strongly worded statements, Secretary of State John Kerry and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said the Europeans, along with other countries that have balked at imposing sanctions on Hezbollah, must act to prevent additional attacks.
CAIRO (AP) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Cairo on Tuesday, the first by an Iranian leader in more than three decades, highlights efforts by Egypt’s Islamist leader to thaw long frigid ties between the two regional heavyweights. Although the official welcome was warm, there was unscripted discord from Sunni protesters angry over Iran’s support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as well as decades of sectarian animosity between Shiite-led Iran and the region’s Sunni majority. At one point, Ahmadinejad was forced to flee an ancient mosque in downtown Cairo after a Syrian protester took off his shoes and threw them at him. Later, anti-Iranian protesters raised their shoes up while blocking the main gates to Al-Azhar, the Sunni world’s most prestigious religious institution, where Egypt’s most prominent cleric chided Ahmadinejad for interfering in the affairs of Sunni nations. The protests illustrate the limits to how far and how quickly Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi can go in reaching out to Iran: His Sunni allies at home view mainly Shiite Iran as a bitter rival, and Cairo can’t afford to alienate Washington and Gulf Arab states who seek to isolate Tehran. The three-day visit, centered around an Islamic summit, was an attempt by Morsi to strike an independent foreign policy and reassert Egypt’s historic regional leadership role following the
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ouster of Hosni Mubarak, a close U.S. ally who shared Washington’s deep suspicions of Tehran. Such a visit by an Iranian leader would have been unthinkable under Mubarak. Morsi gave Ahmadinejad a red-carpet welcome on the tarmac at Cairo airport, shaking his hand, hugging and exchanging a kiss on each check. The two leaders then sat down for a 20-minute talk that focused on the civil war in Syria, security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. Iran is Damascus’ closest regional ally, while Egypt is among those that have called on Assad to step down. Still, the chasm inherited from 34 years of bitter relations and the rift between overwhelmingly Sunni Egypt and Iran’s Shiite leadership were on display. Sunni-Shiite tensions dominated talks between Ahmadinejad and Egypt’s most prominent cleric, Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, who upbraided the Iranian leader on a string of issues and warned against Iranian interference in Gulf nations, particularly Bahrain, where the ruling Sunni minority has faced protests by the Shiite majority. El-Tayeb said attempts to spread Shiite Islam in mainly Sunni Arab nations were unacceptable and called for a halt to bloodshed in Syria, where Tehran’s ally Assad has been battling rebels, according to a statement by Al-Azhar about the meeting.
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Licenses for illegal immigrants, plus shorter campaigns
New Mexicans weary of the contretemps over illegal immigrants and drivers’ licenses, which has engulfed them since Susana Martinez hit the campaign trail back in 2010, were probably surprised to lear n that a new law in Illinois permits immigrants without papers to apply for licenses in that state. So there are now four states that have such laws on their books: New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Illinois. Four states har dly a bandwagon makes, but with the almost decade-long blockade of anything smacking of immigration reform apparently coming to an end, a number of other states are also toying with the idea. California, with its huge illegal immigrant population, has long grappled with the problems of unlicensed drivers on
its streets and roadways. Last month the Los Angeles Times reported on a recent study by the California Motor Vehicle Department that finds “Unlicensed drivers in California — the vast majority of whom are illegal immigrants — are nearly three times as likely to cause a fatal crash as licensed drivers.” Why? Well, the study explained, simply “meeting the modest requirements necessary to get a license — passing a written exam and driving test — improves road safety and helps
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reduce the several thousand fatalities that occur in the state (of California) each year.” Gov. Martinez has asked state lawmakers to strike New Mexico’s law allowing illegal immigrants to apply for drivers’ permits, and a number of legislators, on both sides of the aisle, are reportedly working to modify aspects of that law, if not rescinding it altogether. And who knows? The 2013 Legislature could well adjourn without doing a single thing with the law as it now stands. Last week the House Labor and Human Resources Committee tabled a bill that would have repealed the existing drivers’ license law under which illegal immigrants may seek permits. Nor, at this writing, is there a similar measure in the works over in the Senate. On the other hand, the Legislature doesn’t adjour n until
March. As the nation’s first Hispanic woman to hold the of fice of governor in any of our states, Gov. Martinez has gotten a good deal of political mileage and national exposure out of her stance on illegal immigrants and drivers’ licenses. But having tried twice to wipe it from the books, were she to fail at this session — even with the vague compromises about which she has hinted — it will probably be the end of the road for Martinez’s fight against the law. As political “issues” go, it served her well in her 2010 campaign. It’s not apt to do her a lot of good in 2014. Speaking of 2014, a newlyelected Doña Ana County state representative, Democrat Bill McCamley of Mesilla Park, has intr oduced one of the most novel pieces of legislation to be
proposed at the Legislature in a long time. For those among us (this reporter included) who yearn for a respite from the perpetual political campaigning that has come to mark our era, McCamley’s proposal promises the relief we seek by limiting state campaigns in New Mexico to just 90 days. It would not go into ef fect until after the 2014 election. It has gotten next to no press attention. One court or another would likely declare it unconstitutional on fr ee speech grounds if it were to become law. And it almost certainly hasn’t a prayer of making it to the governor’s desk for her signature or veto. Indeed, it too was tabled in committee last week. But wouldn’t it have been nice? © New Mexico News Services 2013
Moral reasons? Check. Economic reasons? Check. Practical reasons? Check. These are just some of the reasons why political leaders in the United States need to enact immigration reform and stop dickering over the details. That’s not to say that there won’t be complications to immigration reform, including strain on the governments and resources of border states where immigrant children go to school and families receive health care. Those can and should be addressed. But xenophobia and punishment of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States are not legitimate reasons to oppose reform. On a practical level, the mind boggles at the 2010 estimate by the Center for American Progress of what it would cost to round up and deport an immigrant population that is roughly the size of the population of Ohio: $288 billion. Probably not a good way to reduce the deficit. The Supreme Court already has determined that being an undocumented worker — or the child of parents who entered the country without proper authorization or who overstayed a work visa — is not necessarily a crime. In ruling last year on Arizona’s terrible “show-us-your-papers” immigration law, the justices ruled that local authorities did not have the right to detain individuals based on immigration status alone. “Amnesty” has become a buzzword, but what about “forgiveness”? What’s wrong with forgiveness for the millions of immigrants who are living in the shadows of a nation that should value them for their work ethic and contributions to our culture, our society and our economy? On the whole, immigrants who enter the country legally have proved to be an asset, especially when it comes to economic growth, business development and academic achievement in science, technology and engineering. Columnist Ezra Klein wrote in The Washington Post on Thursday that about onetenth of the people in the United States are foreign-born. But more than a quarter of U.S. technology and engineering businesses started in the decade that ended in 2005 had a foreign-born owner. Half of all tech startups in Silicon Valley had a foreign-born founder; a quarter of the Nobel laureates based in the United States the past 50 years were born elsewhere; and about half of the Ph.D.s now working in the science and technology fields were not born here. Immigrants start businesses and file patents at a significantly higher rate than their U.S.-born counterparts, and immigrants have been shown to lift wages overall. Clearly there’s a difference between a farm worker who enters the country illegally and a young person who enters the country on a student visa and obtains a work card and then citizenship. But if the nation embraced all immigrants willing to walk the path to citizenship, the benefits would be huge. Down the road, as the nation’s demographics and politics change, the urge to punish and the resistance to forgiveness will subside. The ambitious young Republican leader, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and the grizzled GOP veteran, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, are lighting the path for their party: Stronger borders and a tough path to legal citizenship. At this moment, that’s the best we’re going to get. President Barack Obama has warned that if Congress doesn’t overhaul immigration this year, he will force lawmakers’ hands by insisting on a quick vote on a bill that he will craft. There’s too much at stake politically for Republicans to risk that. The wiser ones will agree to the deal they are being offered; the less wise will listen to tea-party absolutists and drive their party further toward irrelevance. The greatness that America embodies attracts the best citizens that foreign countries have to offer. Letting them share — and contribute — fully in America’s bounty will lift us all. Guest Editorial The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Government should not override religious beliefs
Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions, such as hospitals and universities, from supplying the coverage, the new proposal calls for their employees to receive stand-alone private insurance policies providing birth control coverage at no cost. Insurance companies will foot the bill, but only the naive can possibly think the cost won’t find its way back to
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the institution in the form of higher health premiums. Numerous lawsuits filed against this and other portions of “Obamacare” will proceed and for good reason: the federal gover nment seems intent on setting rules on matters of conscience and worse, defining what constitutes a church, or religious institu-
DEAR DOCTOR K: How can I help care for my elderly mother? She lives alone, but not close enough for me to visit regularly. DEAR READER: My father died young, but my mother lived into her late 70s. She lived 3,000 miles away, and alone. As she started to lose some of her energy and independence, it was pretty stressful for me. You just can’t know what’s going on with the person you love. Supervising care and handling problems that arise are difficult, too. Here are some tips I followed. I hope they can ease some of your difficulties: — Book regular trips. When you visit your mother, try to arrive at the beginning of the week. That way, you’ll have several weekdays to handle problems and line up
tion. One of the litigants is Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, whose CEO, David Green, is an evangelical Christian. Green says, “We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.” That mandate includes, in addition to contraceptive coverage in employees’ health care, “preventive services,” including “morningafter” pills and other drugs, which Green considers abortifacients. After Hobby Lobby’s appeal to Justice Sonia Sotomayor was rejected, the Christian Post reports the company then made plans to
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services. Call ahead to make appointments if you plan to research caregivers or nursing homes. — If you’re checking up on caregivers already in place, it may be better not to give advance notice. When you arrive, look around and ask yourself: How is your mother See DR. K, Page A5
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“... shift the beginning of its employee health plan to temporarily avoid $1.3 million a day in fines for each day since Jan. 1 that it did not comply with the Affordable Care Act.” (According to the new health care law, businesses with more than 50 employees that refuse to comply can be fined by the IRS $100 per day per employee.) Hobby Lobby’s appeals continue. The core issue as I see it — and there are others — is whether the government has the right to define a church as a building in which people
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Feb. 6, 1988 Students at Roswell High School have been honored by three community organizations as students of the month for December. Janel M. Herring, 17, was AAUW Girl; Andora Maness, 17, was Altrusa Student, and Marianne Wolf, 18, was Silverbelle. All three are seniors at Roswell High. Herring is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Herring of Roswell and is band president, Honor Band member, is on the honor roll, was a Girls State representative and placed second place in district for the Voice of Democracy speech competition. She plans to attend the University of New Mexico and major in business administration. Maness is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Maness of Dexter. She was a member of the Dexter Blue Pride Band as a freshman and a sophomore. She has been involved in track, Aviation Club and Parliamentary Procedure Team, also in Dexter.
â€˜Fact sheetâ€™ shows local veterans lose once again Roswell Daily Record
The following is a commentary which I had hoped would not be necessary, but knowing in my heart of hearts it probably would be necessary, here it is. Not wishing to â€œsabotageâ€? an important community resources workshop, I didnâ€™t let the dogs out until today (while the workshop is being conducted). As I said before, I hope the veteran turnout is good, as our veterans and the community need to continue working together. If the tur nout is not, the VA will of course say that it is because veterans donâ€™t really have a problem â€œdown here.â€? I will address that fallacy with some hard-core facts next week. When yet another round of southeaster n New Mexico/Albuquerque VA â€œnegotiationsâ€? began last May with a coalition set up by Congressman Steve Pearce to solve our medical access problems, we were promised by the VA a set of guidelines which would make our life a little easier â€œdown here.â€? The VA guidelines discussed were received last week in a â€œfact sheet.â€? However, the fact sheet
regurgitated the exact same rhetoric (unchanged for more than 12 years) we have seen over and over following our â€œnegotiationsâ€? with Albuquerque VA. If I were in a position of power within the government, now would be the time I would pull out the lightning bolts. The communication from the VA delivering the fact sheet was as follows: â€œAs I mentioned on the phone, in November we met with Mayor Jur ney and Mrs. (concerned veteran advocate), as leaders of the Coalition, to identify specific concerns related to Veteran care in your community. I documented these issues and requested response from the New Mexico VA Healthcare System in
Albuquerque. They documented the responses to those concerns in the attached fact sheet. While my original intent was to go directly back to the Mayor and Mrs. (concerned veteran advocate), my understanding is that Mrs. (concerned veteran advocate) has had to resign from the Coalition due to personal reasons. My 3 emails to the Mayor have not been answered. As you can see, it has been over a month and a half since we have had this information in our possession.â€? (Vet advocate comment: Notwithstanding, the fact sheet presented absolutely no change or improvements in our access problems, which continue to be unchanged for the last 12 years). One new piece of information, however, has infinitely solved the mystery of why four past and present secretaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot change those problems (even after two promised they would commit full resources to solving those problems). A high ranking director of regional VA services in a teleconference with several coalition members down here
National Active and Retired Federal Employees to meet The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Peppers Restaurant, 500 N. Main St. In addition to important business issues to discuss and Federation Convention updates, our guest speaker will be Beverly Allen, a representative from Sen. Tom Udallâ€™s office. For additional information, call Loris DeKay at 622-8492.
Tumblebead The Tumblebead Club of Roswell would like to invite beaders of any skill level to come and visit our next meeting on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Participants must be over 16 years of age. We meet at Happy Jackâ€™s Trading Post at 4905 W. Second St. on every first and third Thursday of each month. Feel free to come on any of those nights as well. If you would like to know more about the club or would like to consider becoming a member, call Patt at 6229059.
Bingo every Thursday at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. Great winnings! Starts at 6:30 p.m. Do not miss out! Doors open at 5 p.m. Food service available. Call 622-1560 for more information
Goddard Planetarium, 100 W. 11th St., invites you. Astronomy is an important component of science education and planetarium programs, particularly when combined with current classroom instruction units, and helps to meet New Mexico standards and benchmarks. We offer a number of programs for all ages and a variety of activities that can be taken back to the classroom for rein-
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doing? Is the house clean? Are pantry and fridge shelves well stocked? Are bills being paid? â€” Take some time to organize important papers. If possible, make copies of these documents to take home, or at least note where this information is kept. â€” Set up a safety net. Give neighbors or friends a set of house keys. Look into medical alert systems, such as a pendant your mother can press if she falls or needs help in an emergency. I did that with my mother. Although she never had to use it, knowing it was there was a source of great comfort to her and to me. Have a regular phone-in time to check that everything is fine. Arrange for regular visitors. Ask friends, relatives and neighbors to alert you if anything seems worrisome. â€” Keep helpful numbers handy. Put together a single list of doctors, social workers, neighbors, friends and helpful agencies. â€” Arrange necessary services. When possible, interview and hire people, such as home nursing staff, in person. If youâ€™re far enough away like I was, that isnâ€™t always possible. Arrange for non-
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forcement of the concepts presented. The specific programs may be explored at the Planetarium website, margb.com, by clicking on the School Show link. We are continuing the Science Saturday program with new activities each month. These programs are family oriented and free of charge. Everyone is welcome. This Saturday, the planetarium will present â€œCowboy Astronomerâ€? from 10 a.m. to noon.
Chaves County 4-H will be holding a Valentineâ€™s Day dance from 8-11:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Farm Bureau Building at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Everyone is welcome! Fun for the whole family!
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The Morning Garden Club will meet on Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Judy Needham-Parham, 1714 W. Third St. The program will feature horticultural state symbols and New Mexico foods and will be presented by Zelma Wilcox and Anne Baker. If you have any questions, please call Martha Morris at 6230774. health services, such as landscaping, grocery delivery and cleaning services, as well. â€” Keep tabs on finances. Check financial statements to stay apprised of any possible problems or financial abuse. â€” Hire a geriatric-care manager located in your motherâ€™s area. That can lift a large weight off your shoulders. He or she can help cut through red tape and efficiently coordinate care. Your motherâ€™s doctor may have some recommendations. A neighbor checked in with my mother every day, and vice versa. If my mother was going to be away, she let the neighbor know. They were good and trusted friends. The neighbor had a key to my motherâ€™s apartment. One day, my mother didnâ€™t answer the phone when the neighbor called. Momâ€™s car was in the garage. The neighbor entered her apartment and discovered that she had died in her sleep the night before. Her loss hit me hard, but that was how she wanted to go. And I took comfort in knowing she had felt safe and secure in the last years of her life. (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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made an interesting statement when asked why the secretaries didnâ€™t follow through with their promises. The response by the VA director was that the department secretaries really have no affect on the day-to-day operations within the regions and states. The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is merely a figurehead. That has become abundantly clear! To adequately analyze the â€œfact sheetâ€? is going to take more than one column to adequately demonstrate, once again, how we are continuously being â€œmisdirectedâ€? and totally blown off by the Albuquerque VA administrators. Today I have included only a few of the blatant misdirections, but will submit a more indepth analysis to our â€œlocal team.â€? I will also give you a more comprehensive demonstration of our ongoing â€œdead-endâ€? outcomes. One item in the â€œfact sheetâ€? is as follows: access to primary care â€” â€œPrimary Care appointments are available within 14 days at the Artesia VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Appointments
TODAY IN HISTORY
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2013. There are 328 days left in the year. Todayâ€™s Highlight On Feb. 6, 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. On this date In 1778, the United States won official recognition from France with the signing of a T reaty of Alliance in Paris. In 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the U.S. Senate. In 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was
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can be scheduled up to 90 days in advance. For acute needs, a nurse is available to speak with the veteran by phone to evaluate needs. The primary care provider can also speak with the veteran by phone to evaluate needs. Acute appointments are available daily based upon assessed needs.â€? Unfortunately, this has not been the case. We have the testimony of several veterans who have said they were instructed to either â€œcome in and wait till the end of the day, and even then you may not be seen. Your best bet is to go to the emergency room.â€? We also have several testimonies showing emergency room visits denied payment by the VA. Also, veterans with immediate medical problems cannot wait two weeks or 90 days to be seen. Although there is much, much more, I am out of space for today. Rest assured I will give you a complete analysis of the â€œfact sheetâ€? and show beyond a shadow of a doubt how we are continuously being fed a bunch of horse hockey and misdirection! God bless.
born in Tampico, Ill. In 1922, Cardinal Archille Ratti was elected pope; he took the name Pius XI. In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the so-called â€œlame duckâ€? amendment, was proclaimed in effect by Secretary of State Henry Stimson. In 1943, a Los Angeles jury acquitted actor Errol Flynn of three counts of statutory rape. In 1952, Britainâ€™s King George VI died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as monarch by his daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II. In 1959, the United States successfully testfired for the first time a Titan intercontinental bal-
congregate on Sundays and whether a private company headed by a religious person qualifies for conscience exemptions. For government to decide such things violates the establishment and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment, which state â€œCongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...â€? and appears to put the state in the position of supreme authority and arbiter of what constitutes â€œlegitimateâ€? religious faith and practice. The Supreme Court will likely have to resolve its constitutionality. Permit me to offer the justices some assistance. The early church was not a building with a towering steeple. The early church met in homes. If one accepts New Testament teaching (and what higher authority on the church could there be?), the concept of the church being an organism that resides in each individual believer is clearly spelled out in several passages. Paul the Apostle writes in his letter to the Colossians (1:24) about the â€œbodyâ€? of Jesus Christ, â€œwhich is the church.â€? By this, he means the â€œbody of believersâ€? in whom Christ dwells. Wherever that body is, whether an individual, or a group of believers, thatâ€™s the church. It was only later that this concept of church was turned into something with expensive
listic missile from Cape Canaveral. In 1973, Dixy Lee Ray was appointed by President Richard Nixon to be the first woman to head the Atomic Energy Commission. In 1992, 16 people were killed when a C-130 military transport plane crashed in Evansville, Ind. In 1993, tennis Hall-ofFamer and human rights advocate Arthur Ashe died in New York at age 49. In 1998, President Bill Clinton signed a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Pop music star Falco, whoâ€™d had a 1986 hit with â€œRock Me Amadeus,â€? died in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic.
buildings, tax exemptions and denominations. The same theme can be found in Revelation where John is asked by Jesus to write letters to several churches. Those, too, were bodies of believers, not physical structures. In the Old Testament, God told Solomon that while He was too big to live in buildings, He would â€œdwellâ€? in the Temple Solomon built for Him. Ultimately, though, He said He had other intentions: â€œI will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.â€? (Jeremiah 31:33) That was and remains for believers the authentic church, so when people say, â€œI am going to church,â€? it is an impossibility because they canâ€™t go to themselves. The administrationâ€™s efforts to effectively gerrymander lines between what it considers legitimate religious practice and the secular is what the Founders hoped to avoid when they linked the establishment clause with the free exercise clause. That is why, among other reasons, government should not mandate birth control coverage as part of any national health care plan. (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.) ÂŠ 2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
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James H. (Jim) Tucker, 84, was born in Tecumseh, Okla., on July 22, 1928, to Theodore (Ted) and Alma Tucker. Passed from this life on Feb. 1, 2013. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1946, began working in the SN Bell Telephone system for 34 years, and retired in Albuquerque. Married Lena Mae Suggs on Feb. 11, 1950, in Shawnee, Okla., and she survives him at Villa Del Rey Retirement Village in Roswell. Three children were bor n to the union: Tony and Donna Tucker, of Albuquerque; Bob-Anne and Dale Frazier, of Flora Vista; Marta and Fred Steele, of Cloudcroft. Also surviving Jim are his sister Alma and Sam Smith, of Pragae, Okla.; his brother, Charles and Ruthena Tucker, of Pragae, Okla.; 5 grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren also survive him. Jim was a member at Country Club Church of Christ in Roswell. At Jim’s request he was cremated at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory and a memorial will be conducted at a later date. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online registry book at andersonbethany.com
LaVeda Ann Francis (Peitersen) was born to Lola Mary McLaughlin (Francis) and Charles Albert Lee Francis in Fort Morgan Colorado, on Aug. 14, 1936. LaVeda married James Peitersen in 1979, and they fulfilled their lifelong dream of traveling the United States, as professional exhibitors. LaVeda and Jim brought their jewelry business, LaBijoux, to Ruidoso, N.M., in November 1988. They opened their business in the Gazebo shopping center. Soon they added candy, dried fruits, trail mixes and chocolates, as a Mountain Man franchise. LaVeda and Jim moved to the Wild Snail in 1991, and the shoppe was named Misty Mountain Gourmet Shoppe. LaVeda created her own blend of Misty Mountain Christmas Coffee, for which she holds a U.S. patent and trademark, and for which she is remembered. LaVeda also holds a patent on Billy the Kid Coffee, Taste of Ruidoso Cof fee, Taste of Roswell Cof fee, Taste of Southwest Coffee, Billy the Kid Tea, and Wassail Tea. LaVeda and Jim bought
the Old Ice House in 1993 and operated Misty Mountain Gourmet Shoppe until in September 2007, when they sold their business. LaVeda and Jim maintain ownership of Misty Mountain Gourmet Shoppes, Inc. LaVeda was loved for her incredible ability to make her Shoppe into a place of warmth and hospitality. LaVeda enjoyed her customers and sampling her coffees, teas, soups, fudge and other goodies throughout the year. LaVeda brought Italian Cream Sodas into her shoppe, as well. Customers flocked in from many miles away to get their tasty treats. LaVeda went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 20, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. LaVeda is survived by her husband Jim; daughter Dawna French, of Anacortes, Wash.; son Edward Lee Hahn, of Windsor, N.Y.; grandchildren, Angela Collins, Jeremiah French, Nathan French, Vanessa Buska, Edward J. Hahn, Ethan Hahn and Curtis Hahn; great-grandchildren, Amber French, Caleb French, Elijah French and Ev’angeline Hahn. LaVeda will be missed as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
11/24/37 — 2/4/2013. Son of Charles and Muriel Borman, of Chicago, Ill. David served in the U.S. Navy. He has two daughters and one son. David taught in Lake Arthur and lived on S. Adams Dr. Charles Borman and his wife Mildred lived in Roswell.
Another survivalist development in Idaho?
A statue of a logger stands outside an elementary school in St. Maries, Idaho near where a survivalist group plans to build a compound, Jan. 15.
ST. MARIES, Idaho (AP) — A group of survivalists wants to build a giant walled fortress in the woods of the Idaho Panhandle, a medieval-style city where residents would be required to own weapons and stand ready to defend the compound if society collapses. The proposal is called the Citadel and has created a buzz among folks in this remote logging town 70 miles southeast of Spokane, Wash. The project would more than double the population of Benewah County, home to 9,000 souls. Locals have many questions, but organizers so far are pointing only to a website billing the Citadel as “A Community of Liberty.” “There is no leader,” Christian Kerodin, a convicted felon who is a promoter of the project, wrote in a brief email to The Associated Press. “There is a significant group of equals involved ... each bringing their own professional skills and life experiences to the group. “It is very much a ‘grassroots’ endeavor,”’ Kerodin wrote, declining to provide any additional details. Such communities are hardly new, especially in northern Idaho, which has long been a magnet for those looking to shun mainstream society because of its isolation, wide-open spaces and lack of racial diversity. For
three decades, the Aryan Nations operated a compound about an hour north of here before the group went bankrupt and the land was sold. Then came another community known as “Almost Heaven,” founded in 1994 by Green Beret-turned“patriot” movement leader Bo Gritz for those wanting a refuge from urban ills and Y2K concerns. That project crumbled when large numbers of buyers failed to move to the development, located 100 miles to the south. The number of so-called patriot groups has grown since President Barack Obama was first elected, and the renewed debate over gun control is further deepening resentment of the federal government among such factions, said Mark Potok, a spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC tracks such groups. Nevertheless, Potok noted, plans for these sorts of communities rarely come to fruition. “The people behind the Citadel are like 12-year-old boys talking about the tree house, or the secret underground city, they’re going to build some day,” he said. The website shows drawings of a stone fortress with room inside for up to 7,000 families. The compound would include houses,
schools, a hotel and a firearms factory and museum. The gun factory, the website said, would manufacture semi-automatic pistols and AR-15 rifles — which would be illegal if Congress reinstated the 1994 ban on assault weapons. Applicants must pay a $208 fee, and the website claims several hundred people already have applied to live in the Citadel. The site also warns that not all would be comfortable at the development: “Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles.” No construction has begun. Kerodin filed papers with the Idaho Secretary of State in November for a company called Citadel Land Development. III Arms LLC, which is the name of the proposed firearms company, also has purchased 20 acres of land in Benewah County, the county auditor said. The Citadel website said those 20 acres would serve as an administrative site from which to build the entire 2,000- to 3,000-acre compound. Kerodin, who declined requests for a telephone interview, was convicted in 2004 of federal extortion charges and illegal possession of a firearm in a case in which he posed as a counterterrorism expert and attempted to coerce shopping mall owners in the Washington, D.C., area to hire him to improve security, according to court documents. He served 30 months in federal prison. While the conviction makes it illegal for Kerodin to possess a firearm, residents of the Citadel would be required to own guns and to pledge to train together and use them if the compound were attacked. Residents would also be required to stock enough food and water to last a year.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Scottish fold Maru rests in a cardboard box in Japan, May 2011. After years of viral YouTube viewing and millions of shares, the cat stars of the Internet are coming into their own in lucrative and altruistic ways. Roly poly Maru, the megastar in Japan with millions of views for nearly 300 videos since 2007, has three books and a calendar, among other swag for sale.
Internet cat stars scratch the surface for fame NEW YORK (AP) — They frolic in empty boxes and stick their heads under faucet streams of water. They dance on tippy toes and fly through the air with Pop-Tarts. They play piano wearing little frocks and get tickled to distraction to the delight of millions on YouTube. I speak, of course, of the cat stars of the Internet, a place filled with felines and their wacky uploading humans since the dawn of bandwidth. Now, after years of viral viewing, they’re coming into their own in lucrative and altruistic ways. The first Internet Cat Video Film Festival drew a Woodstock-esque crowd of more than 10,000 — people, that is — to a Minneapolis art museum in August. Police closed a span of highway clogged with cars trying to get to the Walker Art Center for the free outdoor slate of 80 videos culled from 10,000 submissions that covered the simple, funny moment to polished animations and works made by trained filmmakers. “People were spilling out into the streets. It kind of took our breath away. You hit the people that are the cat lovers but you also get people who just like sharing something on the Internet, and it kind of reaches across age groups,” said the museum’s Scott Stulen, who worked on the festival and helped curate entries. Corporate kittydom is happy with the higher profile for the cat meme, which actually goes back to the ‘70s, when swapping VHS tapes was big and the word meme was barely known. It means, by the way, all the crazy, viral themes that spread
online faster than you can say nom, nom, nom (cat-vid speak for the sound of a cat eating.) In addition to the Walker’s free night in cat video heaven, Fresh Step litter sponsored Catdance, an evening of felines on screen that coincided with January’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. A fan-voted winner among five scripted finalists — 10 films were commissioned at the launch of the program — will earn $10,000 after online voting ends later this month. In November, Friskies gave a lifetime achievement statue to angsty existentialist Henri, le Chat Noir, at the brand’s own awards ceremony and donated 250,000 cans of cat food to shelters around the country. Henri, the troubled Tuxedo, won another statue in Minneapolis and will soon begin a collaboration of food-focused videos with Friskies. Oh, and Henri’s putting out his first book in April. Roly poly Maru, the megastar in Japan with millions of views for nearly 300 videos since 2007, has three books and a calendar, among other swag for sale. The squishy-faced, often blissed-out Scottish fold who loves boxes and bags was used by Uniqlo when the Japanese brand launched its San Francisco store in October. Maru chose boxes, called “Lucky Cubes,” stuffed with giveaways for human contest winners. Not to be outdone, Simon’s Cat, a funny feline in a series of linedrawn animated videos out of London, has a book and an online store, as does Henri, who lends his fame and some of his dol-
lars to cat charities. Even the funny faced Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tartar Sauce, coughs up some bucks to animal welfare groups, while captions for her still photos fly around the Internet and she sells Tshirts off her website. She put out some videos after her existence as a living, breathing and not digitally altered feline was questioned, according to her site. So why cats? Cats are fluf fy and unpredictable and usually kept behind closed doors, which lends them allure and appeal that other common pets — I’m talking to you, dogs! — don’t seem to have when it comes to vapid, funny or deranged video. At least that’s what cat fans think. “Cats are going to do what they want to do and that’s one of the reasons that we love them,” said David Kargas, a Fresh Step spokesman who worked on Catdance. These days in the cat video game, acts of charity are expected as much as laughs, said William Braden, the Seattle filmmaker who morphed a pampered family cat named Henry into the French-speaking Henri for a 2006 film school project. Cranking out Henri videos and managing the black-and-white long hair’s growing projects are now Braden’s full-time job. “On the one hand you’d be stupid not to do charity because fans are sensitive,” Braden said. “On the other hand, for the love of God, I make a living doing this... . How horrible would I be if I didn’t give a little bit of it away?”
Power an issue before big game NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Concerned the Superdome might not be able to handle the energy needed for its first Super Bowl since Hurricane Katrina, officials spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on upgrades to decayed utility lines, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The improvements apparently weren’t enough, however, to prevent an embarrassing and puzzling 34-minute power outage during the third quarter of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Two days later, officials still had not pinpointed the cause of the outage. The Superdome’s management company, SMG, and the utility that supplies the stadium, Entergy New Orleans, announced Tuesday that they would hire outside experts to investigate. “We wanted to leave no stone unturned,” Entergy spokesman Chanel Lagarde told the AP. He said the two companies had not been able to reach a conclusion on the cause and wanted a third-party analysis. “We thought it was important to get another party looking at this to make
sure we were looking at everything that we need to examine,” Lagarde said. SMG Vice President Doug Thornton told a news conference at City Hall later Tuesday that the hiring of a third party does not signify a disagreement between SMG and Entergy. “It’s important for us to have total transparency and we have agreed among ourselves that we will exchange records,” Thornton said. “We were metering the power. They were doing the same on their side. We need to figure out what the root cause of this is and fix it.” Documents obtained Monday through a records request by The Associated Press show that Superdome officials worried months ago about losing power during the NFL championship. Tests on the electrical feeders that connect incoming power from utility lines to the stadium showed decay and “a chance of failure,” state officials warned in a memo dated Oct. 15. The documents, obtained by the AP through a records request, also show that Entergy expressed concern about the reliability of the service before the Super Bowl.
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making plans in advance, because you might need to cancel them, as you will today. You might be surprised by an older person’s useful insight. Listen carefully. Tonight: Go with a different choice. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Make time to visit with a child. You might not be sure what your expectations are with a professional matter. Your positive attitude and willingness to pitch in can only win you friends. Funnel your energy toward completing a project. Tonight: Get some exercise first. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Understanding what is expected of you might be difficult. You could be quite exhausted from trying to switch gears. Listen to news carefully, especially if it is coming from a key person. He or she will share information that could shock you. Tonight: Follow someone else’s lead. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Do not underestimate the liabilities involved in a work relationship. It might be best to keep things professional, no matter what the cost. What you might believe to be a mutual understanding could be a hot volcano that is on the verge of erupting. Tonight: Take a long walk. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Be sensitive to how much you have spent as of late. A little self-discipline in the fiscal area will feel much better in the long run. Quit worrying about a potential problem. Understand what is happening with a child or new friend. Tonight: Add some mischief to the moment.
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Handle a problem first thing in the morning. Key associates or loved ones could come into a meeting with some interesting news. Carefully evaluate what you hear before launching into action. Do not be surprised if a key person decides to act up. Tonight: Your treat. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) By midday, you’ll feel energized. Know that information you might be keeping from a close loved one or roommate is fine. Some matters are best kept to yourself. An unexpected revelation could shake you up. Do your best to stay calm. Tonight: Time for a midweek break. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Your efforts don’t go unnoticed, even if you feel that way. Recognize that your hunches have more validity than you’d originally thought. Follow-through counts, especially when dealing with a money matter. Don’t forget to count your change. Tonight: Vanish if you want. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your playfulness might not be appreciated by a boss or older relative, but the friends in your immediate circle love your sense of humor. Be selective in what you choose to share with others. Someone reads you far better than you think. Tonight: Where all the fun is. BORN TODAY Musician Bob Marley (1945), baseball player Babe Ruth (1895), former U.S. president Ronald Reagan (1911)
Attorney calls DA’s Newtown kids to be featured on E! Grammy preshow report on Chris Brown scurrilous PAT EATON-ROBB ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown’s attorney says a motion seeking to revoke the singer’s probation is shameful and he intends to seek sanctions against prosecutors because it is defamatory. Mark Geragos says the Los Angeles district attor ney’s of fice has ignored swor n statements by police in Virginia that Brown’s community service was supervised. He says he intends to seek sanctions against the prosecutor’s office at a hear-
ing Wednesday. Geragos called the motion “shameful and a disgrace.” Prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday claiming that there’s no credible evidence that the R&B singer performed six months of community labor in Virginia as ordered by a court after he pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2009. Geragos says the motion essentially calls everyone in the Richmond Police Department a liar, and that should not be allowed.
A group of children from Newtown, Conn. who recently recorded a version of “Over the Rainbow” are preparing for a live appearance during the E! Network’s Grammy Awards preshow on Sunday. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest will be flying a crew to Connecticut and plans to interview the children via satellite during the E!’s “Live From the Red Carpet” preshow, said Tim Hayes, who co-produced the recording. The children also will be singing Carly Rae Jepson’s
hit song, “Call Me Maybe,” he said. The group of 21 kids, some of whom attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, recorded “Over the Rainbow” last month with singer -songwriter Ingrid Michaelson at the Fairfield, Conn., home of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, two former members of the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club rock bands. Sabrina Post, who runs a performing arts school in Newtown and directs the group, said the kids wanted to do something with their talent to honor their friends and neighbors who died in the Dec. 14 massacre at the
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GIRLS BASKETBALL 5 p.m. • Vaughn at Gateway Chr. • Lake Arthur at Corona SWIMMING/DIVING 4 p.m. • NMMI at Artesia
GIRLS BASKETBALL Dexter 60, Eunice 33 Lake Arthur 34, Gateway Chr. 19 Artesia 53, Goddard 37 Cloudcroft 65, Hagerman 45
NATIONAL BRIEFS ARKANSAS SHOCKS NO. 2 FLORIDA
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ Rickey Scott walked to the sideline, gasping for air before lying down in an attempt to catch his breath. And that was less than 4 minutes into the Razorbacks’ shocking 8069 victory over No. 2 Florida on Tuesday night, giving second-year coach Mike Anderson the signature win had he been looking for in an electric Bud Walton Arena. BJ Young led three players in double figures with 13 points as the Razorbacks (14-8, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) opened quickly and never let up, fueled by a raucous crowd of 13,816. It was an energy-filled arena that reminded Anderson of the Arkansas of old — when he was an assistant to former coach Nolan Richardson when the Razorbacks were among the nation’s best, winning the 1994 national championship. “If I gave two game balls tonight, one would certainly go to our fans,” Anderson said. “This place was lively tonight. It brought back a lot of memories for myself, especially sitting on that bench and seeing our fans so engaged in the game.” The win improves the Razorbacks to 14-1 at home this season, and it snaps a 10-game winning streak for the Gators — who had ascended to the No. 2 spot in The AP Top 25 one day earlier. Arkansas opened the game 15 of 20 from the field. Michael Qualls and Marshawn Powell added 11 points each and 11 players scored for the Razorbacks in their first win over a top 10 team since early in 2008-09. Mike Rosario led Florida (18-3, 8-1) with 15 points, while Scottie Wilbekin added 14, Michael Frazier 11 and Kennny Boynton 10. The Gators hit just 4 of their first 15 shots, 7 of 24 in the first half, and never recovered in suffering their first loss since a 67-61 setback at Kansas State on Dec. 22. That loss was also the most points Florida had allowed in a game this season before Tuesday night. After trailing by as many as 23 points in the first half, the Gators cut the lead to 43-26 at halftime. The Razorbacks didn’t give Florida a chance to come up for air to open the second half, forcing turnovers on two straight possessions to open the second half and extending the lead 49-26 following a jumper by Qualls. Florida had one final run in it — responding with an 11-2 stretch to cut the deficit to 51-37 after an inside basket by Frazier. The Gators did close the lead to 11 points, but by then it was too late. against an Arkansas team in desperate need of a signature win, one that hasn’t reached the NCAA tournament since 2008.
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BOYS BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. • Vaughn at Gateway Chr. • Lake Arthur at Corona
BOYS BASKETBALL Dexter 78, Eunice 39 Gateway Chr. 73, Lake Arthur 47 Artesia 71, Goddard 62 Hagerman 88, Cloudcroft 62 NMMI 81, Loving 48 Roswell 70, Ruidoso 31
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Goddard’s Josh Wagner, right, defends Artesia point guard Denzyl Garcia during their game, Tuesday.
ARTESIA — Comebacks are fun for everyone, excluding the team being come back on and its supporters of course. As most of America found out on Sunday during the Super Bowl, though, not all comebacks are completed. That was the case for Goddard on Tuesday in its District 4-4A opener against Artesia. The Rockets trailed by 18 with 2:28 left in the third, clawed back to within three in the fourth quarter, but fell short in their comeback attempt as Artesia held on for a 71-62 win. Artesia led 38-29 entering the second half and the lead only grew as the Bulldogs opened up a 51-33 lead after a jumper from Weston Leonard. Goddard (11-12 overall, 0-1 district) showed it still had fight left, however, as field goals from Josh
Wagner, Cody French and Ricky Roybal brought the Rockets to within 51-39 at the start of the final quarter. Still trailing by 11 with less than five minutes remaining, the Rockets made their move after a jumper from Austin Rader made it 57-48. Two possessions later, Roybal drilled a triple to close the gap to eight. After the teams traded baskets, Goddard inched closer with a jumper from Roybal and, after a block on the other end from Mark McCool, the Rockets made it 61-57 with a fall-away jumper from Wagner. Artesia stemmed the tide momentarily when Denzyl Garcia hit a pair from the charity stripe to push the Bulldog lead back to six, but Wagner drained a trey on the ensuing Rocket possession to make it a one-score game. The Bulldogs’ Zeke Montoya split a pair of freebies after WagnSee ROCKETS, Page B6
Goddard wins pair at triangular PREP WRESTLING
Goddard ran of f with two lopsided victories on Tuesday, downing crosstown rival Roswell 50-19 after blanking Ruidoso 73-0 in a triangular at Ground Zero Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Roswell split its two matches thanks to a 6021 win over the Warriors. The nightcap between Goddard and Roswell was the highlight of the triangular.
The Rockets won the first 10 matches of the showdown, building a 500 lead on the Coyotes. Roswell swept the final four matches, though, including two by pin. “We did real well. (Roswell) is a good team,” said Rocket coach Jaime Martinez. “That’s how I kind of expected it. There were some matches there that I didn’t expect, but, other than that, I thought
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ABOVE: Roswell’s Jarrett Vaz, top, tries to gain leverage in an attempt to pin Goddard’s Antonio Flores during Tuesday’s triangular with Goddard, Roswell and Ruidoso. LEFT: Goddard’s Fabian Soto, left, tries to flip Roswell’s Chris Snyder during their match on Tuesday. we did real well. “We’re going into district here in another week-and-a-half and I think we’re right on track. ... It’s good. We always get up for Roswell. The kids get up for it. I always like to beat Roswell High.” At the 106-pound weight class, Goddard’s Dylin Licon beat Roswell’s Alan Pedilla by pin just 11 seconds into the first period. At 120, Goddard’s
Chandler Lessard claimed a pinfall victory over Todd Shangraw 24 seconds into the opening quarter. At 126, Goddard’s Nick Archibeque closed out a technical-fall win, 17-2, over Isiah Fisher in the second period. At 132, Goddard’s Brian Wilson pinned David Juarez with 50 seconds left in the final period.
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Dexter wins 5-2A opener
Top-ranked Roswell outscored visiting Ruidoso 24-9 in the opening quarter and never looked back in a 70-31 win. The Coyotes ran off 20 more in the second quarter for a 44-17 halftime lead and then won the third quarter 18-7 and the fourth quarter 8-7. Anthony Olguin led four Coyotes in double figures with 16 points. Cesar Nava added 12 for Roswell (18-2), while Alex Olesinski had 11 and Stephen Lucero had 10.
Hagerman 88, Cloudcroft 62 HAGERMAN — Hagerman rattled off 56 first-half points and cruised past Cloudcroft in the District 71A debut for both teams on Tuesday. Hagerman jumped ahead 23-10 after one quarter and then blew the game open by winning the second quarter 33-15. Alejandro Ramos poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Bobcats, who moved to 15-6 overall and
1-0 in district play with the win. Jose Bejarano had a double-double with 20 points and 13 boards, and Jessie Rodriguez added 15 points, seven steals and six assists.
Dexter 78, Eunice 39 EUNICE — Dexter picked up a win over Eunice on Tuesday night in both teams’ District 5-2A opener. The Demons led 15-4 after the first and held a 42-24 lead at the break. Dexter broke the game open in the second half, outscoring Eunice 36-15 in the final 16 minutes. David Lopez led Dexter (17-3) with 19 points, while Kevin Bonner (11) and Kevin Paez (10) also scored in double figures for the Demons. NMMI 81, Loving 48 Jemel Kaba was 11 for 12 from the field and 3 for 4 at the free-throw line, helping NMMI claim a vicSee BRIEFS, Page B2
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ARTESIA — Montana (or Young depending on your preference) to Rice. Toast, peanut butter and maple syrup (you’re welcome). When some things are put together, it just equals success. In basketball, making open looks, taking care of the ball and hitting free thr ows often leads to a win, but, unfortunately for Goddard on Tuesday aga in st A r tes ia , t h o se things didn’t happen. After a strong start by God dar d, th e Bu lld og s took control of the game with a 29-9 run that led to a 53-37 win over the Rockets in the District 44A opener for both teams. At the start of the game, t h ou gh , G od d ar d appeared to be the team poised to run away with it. The Rockets (9-13, 0-1 district) got on the board first with a second-chance layup from Abbie Blach. Artesia knotted it up on See GODDARD, Page B2
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Goddard’s Cristina Ornelas (10) drives through the lane and puts up a shot during her team’s loss to Artesia, Tuesday. Ornelas and the Rockets fell 53-37 to the Bulldogs in the District 4-4A opener for both teams.
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tory in its District 5-2A debut on Tuesday. Kaba finished with a game-high 25 points and the Colts won all four quarters en route to the victory. Richard Trujillo chipped in 22 points for the Colts (13-6, 1-0 district). Blade Allen registered a double-double with 11 points and 17 boards, and Angel Reyes added five points and eight assists.
Gateway Chr. 73, Lake Arthur 47 LAKE ARTHUR — Andrew Meeks and Johnny Worrall combined for 53 of the Warriors’ 73 points and Gateway cruised past Lake Arthur on Tuesday. The Warriors went up 23-8 after one and won the second 20-11 for a 43-19 halftime advantage. The Warriors won the third 19-15 before Lake Arthur won the fourth 13-11. Meeks led all scorers with 31 points and Worrall added 22 for the Warriors. Cody Dalton led Lake Arthur with 15 points, while Luis Velo had 10.
Dexter 60, Eunice 33 EUNICE — The Salas twins, Tabatha
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its next possession with a pair of free throws from Madison Willingham, but the Rockets responded with a 7-0 run that featured deuces from Baylee Robinson and Blach and a t r ip l e f r o m D a n i e ll e Hubbard that gave Goddard a 9-2 lead with 5:19 left in the quarter. T h a t ’ s as g o o d as it would get for the Rockets, though, as Artesia followed that spurt with a 15-0 surge of its own that gave the Bulldogs a 17-9 advantage less than 30 seconds into the second quarter. During the Artesia run, Goddard had stretches of poor ball security (four tur novers in a row and eight total during that
Tuesday’s Scores By The Associated Press Boys Basketball Alamogordo 42, Gadsden 41 Albuquerque Academy 50, Moriarty 40 Artesia 71, Goddard 62 Bosque School 47, Laguna-Acoma 32 Capitan 69, Mescalero Apache 45 Carlsbad 69, Hobbs 66 Cibola 71, Cleveland 54 Clovis 67, Lovington 60 Crownpoint 54, Newcomb 53 Deming 63, Chaparral 39 Desert Academy 63, Foothill 29 Dexter 78, Eunice 39 Dora 77, Floyd 55 Fort Sumner 59, Elida 34 Gateway Christian 73, Lake Arthur 47 Hagerman 88, Cloudcroft 62 Hondo Valley 92, Vaughn 17 Hope Christian 80, Los Alamos 44 Jal 54, Tatum 47 Manzano 65, Eldorado 62 Mayfield 55, Onate 53, OT McCurdy 80, Coronado 56 Mesilla Valley Christian 70, Cobre 22 Monte del Sol 80, Penasco 75 Navajo Prep 43, Navajo Pine 39 NMMI 81, Loving 48 Pecos 76, Santa Fe Prep 42 Pojoaque 73, Santa Fe Indian 58 Portales 55, Texico 54 Robertson 71, Sandia Prep 66 Roswell 70, Ruidoso 31 Sandia 96, La Cueva 81 Santa Fe Waldorf 41, Graceway Christian 39 Santa Teresa 48, Centennial 24 St. Pius 71, Del Norte 55 Tohajilee 68, Menaul 64 Tularosa 70, Hatch Valley 35 Volcano Vista 62, Rio Rancho 61 Girls Basketball Albuquerque Academy 38, Moriarty 24 Artesia 53, Goddard 37 Chaparral 61, Deming 56 Cibola 60, Cleveland 43 Cloudcroft 65, Hagerman 45 Dexter 60, Eunice 33 Dora 64, Floyd 54 Elida 42, Fort Sumner 36 Espanola Valley 49, Bernalillo 37 Gadsden 46, Alamogordo 39 Gallup 55, Miyamura 38 Grants 61, Belen 54 Hobbs 51, Carlsbad 19 Hondo Valley 70, Vaughn 13 Kirtland Central 37, Piedra Vista 26 Laguna-Acoma 57, Bosque School 18 Lake Arthur 34, Gateway Christian 19 Las Cruces 55, Loretto Academy, Texas 39 Los Lunas 41, Valencia 31 Mayfield 43, Onate 29 Mescalero Apache 66, Capitan 47 Monte del Sol 55, Penasco 46 Navajo Pine 65, Zuni 54 Portales 28, Texico 19 Rio Grande 60, Albuquerque 58 Santa Fe 55, Capital 33 St. Pius 56, Del Norte 33 Tularosa 51, Hatch Valley 34 Valley 54, Highland 37 West Mesa 48, Atrisco Heritage 32
National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB New York . . . . . . . . . .31 15 .674 — Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . .28 20 .583 4 1 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .24 23 .511 7 ⁄2 1 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .21 26 .447 10 ⁄2 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .17 31 .354 15 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 14 .689 — Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .26 21 .553 6 1 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . .14 34 .292 18 ⁄2 Washington . . . . . . . .12 35 .255 20 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . .11 36 .234 21 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .30 19 .612 — 1⁄2 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .29 19 .604
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and Tamara, combined to outscore Eunice themselves and Dexter won its District 5-2A debut on Tuesday. Dexter raced out to a 40-19 lead at the break and was never seriously threatened in the second half on its way to the win. Tabatha led the Demons (15-6) with 21 points, while Tamara poured in 15.
Cloudcroft 65, Hagerman 45 HAGERMAN — The visiting Bears raced out to an 18-4 lead after one and never let Hagerman back into the game on Tuesday. After building the 14-point lead through one, Cloudcroft won the second quarter 20-15 and the third quarter 1513 to seal the victory. Taylor Hamill led the Bobcats (6-14, 0-1 District 7-1A) with 15 points. Jessica Rodriguez chipped in 11.
Lake Arthur 34, Gateway Chr. 19 LAKE ARTHUR — Lake Arthur used a 10-1 third-quarter victory to pull away for a win over district foe Gateway Christian on Tuesday night. The Panthers led 16-12 at the break before pulling away in the third. They won the fourth 8-6 to seal the victory. Theresa Salcido led the Panthers with 10 points. Cristina Caro, Lilly McNeil and Abby Castillo each chipped in six.
st r et c h ) an d u n l u ck y shooting, which was most evident during a string of plays at the start of the second. Blach was fouled on a shot, but missed both of the freebies. Artesia couldn’t corral the loose ball, however, so the Rockets maintained possession. After inbounding the ball, Robinson, Courtney Villalpando and Hubbard all had shot attempts that just wouldn’t fall. “It was a classic case of not hitting shots and it is t o u g h t o w i n g a m es whenever you get wide open shots (and miss),” h e sa i d r e g ar d i ng h i s team’s dry spells. “Artesia ju s t d i d a b et t e r j ob tonight of taking advantage of the open looks. “Combine poor shooting with some foul trouble, and it is just one of Milwaukee . . . . . . . . .25 22 .532 4 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .18 31 .367 12 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .14 34 .292 15 1⁄2
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L San Antonio . . . . . . . .38 11 Memphis . . . . . . . . . .30 17 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .27 23 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 28 New Orleans . . . . . . .15 33 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Oklahoma City . . . . . .36 12 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .31 18 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 22 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .25 23 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .18 27 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L L.A. Clippers . . . . . . .34 16 Golden State . . . . . . .30 18 L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . .23 26 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . .17 32 Sacramento . . . . . . . .17 33
Pct GB .776 — .638 7 .540 11 1⁄2 .417 17 1⁄2 .313 22 1⁄2
Pct GB .750 — .633 5 1⁄2 .551 9 1⁄2 .521 11 .400 16 1⁄2
Pct GB .680 — .625 3 .469 10 1⁄2 .347 16 1⁄2 .340 17
Monday’s Games Philadelphia 78, Orlando 61 Washington 98, L.A. Clippers 90 Indiana 111, Chicago 101 New York 99, Detroit 85 Miami 99, Charlotte 94 Portland 100, Minnesota 98 Oklahoma City 112, Dallas 91 Utah 98, Sacramento 91, OT Tuesday’s Games Indiana 114, Atlanta 103 L.A. Lakers 92, Brooklyn 83 Houston 140, Golden State 109 Phoenix 96, Memphis 90 Denver 112, Milwaukee 104 Wednesday’s Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 5 p.m. New York at Washington, 5 p.m. Memphis at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Houston at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Boston, 6 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 8:30 p.m.
National Hockey League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh . . . .10 7 3 0 14 New Jersey . . .9 5 1 3 13 N.Y. Islanders .9 4 4 1 9 N.Y. Rangers . .9 4 5 0 8 Philadelphia . .10 4 6 0 8 Northeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Pts Boston . . . . . . .8 6 1 1 13 Ottawa . . . . . .10 6 3 1 13 Montreal . . . . . .8 6 2 0 12 Toronto . . . . . .10 5 5 0 10 Buffalo . . . . . . .10 3 6 1 7 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Pts Tampa Bay . . . .9 6 3 0 12 Winnipeg . . . . .9 4 4 1 9 Carolina . . . . . .8 4 4 0 8 Florida . . . . . . .9 3 5 1 7 Washington . . .10 2 7 1 5
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Pts Chicago . . . . . .10 8 0 2 18 St. Louis . . . . . .9 6 3 0 12 Nashville . . . . .9 4 2 3 11 Detroit . . . . . . .9 4 4 1 9 Columbus . . . .10 3 6 1 7 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Pts Vancouver . . . .9 5 2 2 12 Edmonton . . . .9 4 3 2 10
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t h ose t hi ng s wh er e i t see med li ke t hey h ad som e m or e h or ses . I think we played pr etty close to even in the second half, but golly, we just let them make a run in the first half and we couldn’t recover.” Th at r u n cam e aft e r Goddar d had closed to within 21-16 with a pair of free throws from Hubbard. The Bulldogs closed t h e h al f o n a 1 0 -2 r u n and the Rockets never got closer than 11 the rest of the way. Blach led Goddard with 13 p oi nt s an d ei gh t rebounds, while Hubbard filled the stat sheet with eig ht po in ts, se ven rebounds, six steals and a block.
Fans march with Ravens’ parade to packed stadium
Ray Lewis holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the cheering crowd at M&T Bank Stadium during the Ravens’ championship celebration, Tuesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the team’s stadium for a celebration. Fans filled the square in front of City Hall and cheered when the team arrived and when players held the silver Lombardi trophy aloft. The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management estimated that 200,000 people took part in the celebration in Charm City, including at City Hall, along the parade route and at the stadium. Coach John Harbaugh thanked the fans for their support, and safety Ed Reed sang the melody of Eddie Money’s “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Retiring middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the only current player to have started with the team when it came to the city from Cleveland in 1996,
Minnesota . . . .9 Colorado . . . . .9 Calgary . . . . . .7 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . .GP San Jose . . . . .10 Anaheim . . . . . .8 Phoenix . . . . . .10 Dallas . . . . . . .10 Los Angeles . . .8
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Monday’s Games Carolina 4, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 2 Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2, OT Anaheim 2, San Jose 1 Tuesday’s Games New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Toronto 3, Washington 2 Los Angeles 4, Columbus 2 Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3 Philadelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Calgary 4, Detroit 1 Winnipeg 3, Florida 2, OT Nashville 6, St. Louis 1 Chicago 5, San Jose 3 Wednesday’s Games Boston at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Montreal at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 5 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 7 p.m.
PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders By The Associated Press Through Feb. 3 Rank Player . . . . . . . . . .Points Money 1. Brandt Snedeker . . . .782 $1,689,920 2. Brian Gay . . . . . . . . . .582 $1,089,181 3. Phil Mickelson . . . . . .546 $1,152,525 4. Dustin Johnson . . . . .516 $1,154,125 5. Russell Henley . . . . . .515 $1,033,080 6. Charles Howell III . . . .507 $991,944 7. Tiger Woods . . . . . . . .500 $1,098,000 8. Tim Clark . . . . . . . . . .320 $620,102 9. Scott Piercy . . . . . . . .300 $631,600 10. Steve Stricker . . . . . .300 $665,000 11. Josh Teater . . . . . . . .299 $626,400 12. David Lingmerth . . . .283 $526,008 13. Matt Kuchar . . . . . . .230 $457,960 14. Jimmy Walker . . . . . .228 $375,620 15. Ryan Palmer . . . . . .210 $454,248 16. Robert Garrigus . . . .207 $419,310 17. Bill Haas . . . . . . . . . .207 $427,100 18. Nick Watney . . . . . . .204 $408,681 19. Brian Stuard . . . . . . .194 $353,543 20. Rickie Fowler . . . . . .187 $416,850 21. Keegan Bradley . . . .186 $365,793
TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, Feb. 6 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPN — Baylor at Oklahoma St. ESPN2 — Marquette at South Florida NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m.
22. Brendon de Jonge . .181 23. Scott Stallings . . . . .179 24. Bubba Watson . . . . .179 25. Ryan Moore . . . . . . .178 26. James Hahn . . . . . . .177 27. Billy Horschel . . . . . .172 28. Nicholas Thompson .169 29. John Rollins . . . . . . .168 30. Scott Langley . . . . . .163 31. Hunter Mahan . . . . .150 32. Brendan Steele . . . .145 33. Chris Kirk . . . . . . . . .144 34. Carl Pettersson . . . .140 35. Aaron Baddeley . . . .137 36. Jeff Overton . . . . . . .133 37. Tommy Gainey . . . . .128 38. Kevin Chappell . . . . .126 39. Pat Perez . . . . . . . . .120 40. Marc Leishman . . . . .120 41. Webb Simpson . . . . .116 42. Charlie Wi . . . . . . . . .111 43. George McNeill . . . .108 44. Kevin Streelman . . . .107 45. Roberto Castro . . . . .105 46. Brad Fritsch . . . . . . .104 47. Kevin Stadler . . . . . .103 48. Justin Leonard . . . . .101 49. Ricky Barnes . . . . . .101 49. Matt Jones . . . . . . . .101 51. K.J. Choi . . . . . . . . . .100 52. Charley Hoffman . . . .99 53. Zach Johnson . . . . . .98 54. Bryce Molder . . . . . . .97 55. John Huh . . . . . . . . . .97 56. Cameron Tringale . . .96 57. Gary Woodland . . . . .93 58. Bo Van Pelt . . . . . . . .92 59. Erik Compton . . . . . .92 60. David Hearn . . . . . . .90 60. Vijay Singh . . . . . . . .90 62. J.J. Henry . . . . . . . . .89 63. Harris English . . . . . .89 64. Ted Potter, Jr. . . . . . .88 65. John Senden . . . . . . .87 66. Luke Guthrie . . . . . . .87 67. Jonas Blixt . . . . . . . . .86 68. Johnson Wagner . . . .86 69. Casey Wittenberg . . .86 70. Matt Every . . . . . . . . .85 71. Justin Hicks . . . . . . . .84 72. Jason Kokrak . . . . . .83 73. Jason Day . . . . . . . . .80 74. Stephen Ames . . . . . .78 74. Dicky Pride . . . . . . . .78 76. Padraig Harrington . .78 76. Ian Poulter . . . . . . . . .78 78. Jeff Klauk . . . . . . . . . .76 79. Sang-Moon Bae . . . .73 80. Bud Cauley . . . . . . . .73 81. Richard H. Lee . . . . .71 82. Graham DeLaet . . . . .71 83. Mark Wilson . . . . . . .68 84. Ben Curtis . . . . . . . . .67 85. Lucas Glover . . . . . . .66 86. Tag Ridings . . . . . . . .66 87. Stewart Cink . . . . . . .64 88. Ben Crane . . . . . . . . .63 89. Steve Marino . . . . . . .63 90. Brian Harman . . . . . .62 91. Jerry Kelly . . . . . . . . .61 92. Jeff Maggert . . . . . . .60 93. Ross Fisher . . . . . . . .60 94. Doug LaBelle II . . . . .57
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told fans the team had fulfilled a promise to go to New Orleans and win. “The city of Baltimore — I love you for ever and ever and ever and ever,” Lewis told fans in front of City Hall. The players were about an hour late arriving, but fans waited to see them pile into military vehicles and set off on their drive to the stadium. The city shot off purple and white confetti as the parade started and the Queen song “We Are the Champions” played over a loudspeaker. Quarterback Joe Flacco and several other players rode in their own camouflage-colored military vehicles, while others stood on a float decorated like a football field with a yellow goal post. Lewis had a position of honor in a military vehicle that brought up the end of the procession. He touched his hand to his heart and gave fans a double thumbs-
up as he started on the parade route. Fans followed behind, surrounding the back of the vehicle. Fans wore every article of purple clothing imaginable. In addition to team jerseys, people were dressed in purple hats and scarves, purple Mardi Gras beads, purple wigs. One man wore a Ravens flag as a cape, and many women came wearing purple lipstick and eye shadow. Lewis Neal, 59, who was born and raised in Baltimore, was decked out in a purple tie and vest to purple pants and shoes. He said he went to the parade after the team won its first Super Bowl championship in 2001. This time was smaller, he said, but still special. “My heart goes out for them,” said Lewis, who said he had tears in his eyes Sunday when the team
95. Scott Gardiner . . . . . .55 96. Robert Streb . . . . . . .53 97. Greg Chalmers . . . . .52 97. Bob Estes . . . . . . . . .52 99. Troy Matteson . . . . . .52 100. Jason Dufner . . . . . .51
sive assistant coach, Steve Heiden assistant special teams/assistant tight ends coach, Stump Mitchell running backs coach, Tom Pratt Pass rush specialist, Nick Rapone defensive backs coach, Kevin Ross cornerbacks coach and Larry Zierlein assistant offensive line coach. Announced Freddie Kitchens will switch from tight ends to quarterbacks coach and Ryan Slowik will switch from outside linebackers coach to defensive assistant/assistant defensive backs coach. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Named Bruce DeHaven assistant special teams coach and Taylor assistant wide Lance receivers/quality control coach. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Named Adam Zimmer assistant defensive backs coach. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Released DL Frostee Rucker. DALLAS COWBOYS—Promoted Wes Phillips to tight ends coach. Named Frank Pollack assistant offensive line coach. DETROIT LIONS—Released G Stephen Peterman and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch. NEW YORK GIANTS—Released LB Michael Boley. NEW YORK JETS—Fired Dave DeGuglielmo. Named Mike Devlin offensive line coach, Steve Hagen tight ends coach, Ron Heller assistant offensive line coach, Pierre Ngo assistant strength and conditioning coach, Jeff Weeks assistant defensive line/linebackers coach and Louie Aguiar assistant special teams coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Sent F Devante SmithPelly to Norfolk (AHL). COLORADO AVALANCHE—Claimed RW Aaron Palushaj off waivers from Montreal. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Activated LW Matt Calvert off injured reserve. Reassigned C Jonathan Audy-Marchessault to Springfield (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Agreed to terms with F Brett Gallant on a one-year, entrylevel contract. NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned F Brandon Mashinter to Connecticut (AHL). MOTORSPORTS WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL— Named Andrew Smith director of marketing and promotions. COLLEGE ASSUMPTION—Named Bob Chesney football coach. EAST CAROLINA—Named Julie Torbett volleyball coach. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON—Named Christina Reuter women’s assistant soccer coach. MAINE—Agreed to terms with football coach Jack Cosgrove on a three-year contract through June 2016. NOTRE DAME—Signed men’s soccer coach Bobby Clark to a multiyear contract extension. OLD DOMINION—Fired men’s basketball coach Blaine Taylor. Named Jim Corrigan men’s interim basketball coach through the remainder of the season. WINTHROP—Named Todd Riedel assistant director of strength and conditioning.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Claimed INF Russ Canzler off waivers from the New York Yankees. Designated C Luis Martinez for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX—Named Dana Levangie bullpen coach. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with OF Jeremy Hermida and C Omir Santos on a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Agreed to terms with RHP Hiroyuki Kobayashi on a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Anthony Fernandez, RHP Yoervis Medina and INF Vinnie Catricala on oneyear contracts. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Farnsworth and 2B Kelly Johnson on one-year contracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with OF Gerardo Parra on a one-year contract. CHICAGO CUBS—Announced RHP Lendy Castillo cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Iowa (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jon Rauch on a one-year contract. Designated OF Bryan Petersen for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Agreed to terms with RHP Ramon Ramirez on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with C Chris Snyder and RHP Jeremy Accardo on minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Los Angeles Lakers F Metta World Peace one game for grabbing Detroit’s Brandon Knight around the neck and striking him in the jaw during a Feb. 3 game at Detroit. Women’s National Basketball Association INDIANA FEVER—Signed F Tamika Catchings, G Briann January and G Shavonte Zellous to multiyear contracts. LOS ANGELES SPARKS—Signed G Lindsey Harding. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Named Amos Jones special teams coordinator, James Bettcher outside linebackers coach, Brentson Buckner defensive line coach, Mike Caldwell linebackers coach, Rick Christophel tight ends coach, Darryl Drake wide receivers coach, Kevin Garver offen-
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