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Senate confirms Hagel, 58–41
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to confir m Republican Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s next defense secretary, handing President Barack Obama’s pick the top Pentagon job just days before billions of dollars in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts hit the military.
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The vote was 58-41, with four Republicans joining the Democrats in backing the contentious choice. Hagel’s only GOP support came from for mer col-
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leagues Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Dick Shelby of Alabama and Mike Johanns of Nebraska — all three had announced their support earlier — and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
The vote came just hours after Republicans dropped their unprecedented delay of a Pentagon choice and allowed the nomination to move forward on a 71-27 vote. Hagel, 66, a former twoterm Nebraska senator and twice-wounded Vietnam combat veteran, succeeds
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Hagel is expected to be sworn in at the Pentagon today. Obama welcomed the bipartisan Senate vote, although 41 Republicans opposed his nominee. Republicans had opposed their onetime colleague, casting him as unqualified for the job, hostile toward Israel and soft on Iran. The objections remained strong well after the vote. Hagel joins Obama’s See HAGEL, Page A3
Armed school staffers?
Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Jan. 31.
The state’s Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 8 a.m. today that would allow up to three school employees to carry a concealed handgun on school property.
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State law prohibits anyone from carrying guns on school property, except police and security guards. Under SB 230, sponsored by Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, public schools would have the option to designate employees to be armed on school premises. The employees would need to have a valid concealed handgun license.
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Roswell Fire Department investigators suspect arson in a recent spate of fires that have occurred along the 1400 block of South Mulberry Avenue. Fire Marshal Bill Wells said, “It’s no coincidence that we have had four structure fires in a one-block area between Wildy and East Forest streets in the past six
Three of the four have been ruled as arson. In addition, there have been multiple small fires in the vicinity. “There has definitely been activity with dumpsters, and we are working on the assumption that someone is starting fires in the neighborhood.” The most recent investigated by Fire Marshal Bill See ARSON, Page A2
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Roswell area shoppers should soon have a new national retail store and a tasty dessert shop to visit at the Roswell Mall. Plans are in place for the mega, off-price retailer Marshalls to open a 25,000-square-foot store next to Hobby Lobby in the fall mall management announced Tuesday. Shoppers will access the
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., answers questions on the looming automatic spending cuts following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol, Tuesday.
money could be transferred from lower-priority accounts to others that fund air traffic control or meat inspection. But Obama, appearing at a Virginia shipbuilding site that he said would sit idle should the cuts go through, rejected the idea, saying there’s no smart way to cut such a
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Marshalls coming to Mall in fall
Obama rejects GOP spending cuts plan WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama brushed off a Republican plan Tuesday to give him flexibility to allocate $85 billion in looming spending cuts, wanting no part of a deal that would force him to choose between the bad and the terrible. Three days out and no closer to any agreement, both parties sought to saddle the other with the blame for the painful ramification of the across-the-board cuts set to kick in Friday. Obama accused Republicans of steadfastly refusing to compromise, while the top Senate Republican, Mitch McConnell, chided Obama’s effort to “fan the flames of catastrophe.” McConnell and other top Republicans were lining up behind a plan that wouldn’t replace the cuts but would give Obama’s agency heads, such as incoming Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, greater discretion in distributing the cuts. The idea is that
“We need to stop a tragedy before it happens,” Beffort said in a statement. “It is an option that school boards can decide if they want. If they want it, then a shooter is not
large chunk from the budget over just seven months — the amount of time left in the fiscal year. Giving the Obama administration more authority could take pressure off of Congress to address the sequester. But the White House is See OBAMA, Page A3
store from the outside. “We’re really excited to have them here,” said Anjy Cooper, mall spokeswoman in management and leasing. “I think for the mall, it will hopefully bring more national tenants for our interior stores, more job opportunities for the people in Roswell and overall make the mall look a lot busier, bigger, healthier.” The company has not yet submitted of ficial plans with the city for
interior work, according to Building Inspector Miller Butts. Butts said he did finalize an addition to the south side where the old Walmart store was located, and where the new Marshalls will be built. “The shell is existing with fire suppression in place,” Butts said. “It’s ready for interior remodel work.” The mall added an
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House to take up anti-violence act
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress appeared on a course to renew the expired Violence Against Women Act after House Republican leaders on Tuesday agreed to take up a version of the 1994 anti-domestic violence law that passed the Senate two weeks ago by a wide, bipartisan margin. The decision to allow a vote on the Senate bill, rather than insist on the House GOP’s more limited version, could help avoid a bitter partisan fight over an issue important to women at a time that Congress is already embroiled in an unbecoming political standof f over budgetary issues. The House Rules Committee decided that the House on Wednesday will take up the Senate bill. The House alternative will be offered as an amendment and, if that is defeated, the House will then vote to pass the Senate measure, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate bill expands the law, which expired in
2011, to better protect lesbians and gays, immigrants and Native American women. House Republicans introduced a more limited bill this week, setting off cries of protest from Democrats, the White House, women’s advocacy groups and some Republicans who said it was inadequate to meet the needs of anti-domestic abuse programs. House Democrats said Tuesday that no one in their caucus would support the Republican bill, meaning that the opposition of a small number of Republicans could spell its defeat. A similar scenario played out last year when the Senate passed a more ambitious bill by a wide, bipartisan margin and the House took a different course with a largely partisan bill. The year ended without a compromise and with Democrats making election-year claims that GOP actions on the bill exposed the party’s lack of commitment to women’s issues. See HOUSE, Page A2
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retooled second-ter m, national security team of Secretary of State John Kerry and CIA Director designate John Brennan at a time of uncertainty for a military emerging from two wars and fighting worldwide terrorism with smaller, deficit-driven
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also keenly aware that it would give Republicans an opening to blame Obama, instead of themselves, for every unpopular cut he makes. The White House has warned the $85 billion in cuts could affect everything from commercial
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Our beloved Dad, Grandpo, and Brother passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, surrounded by daughters and grandchildren after a long courageous battle with emphysema. A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb.
Among Hagel’s daunting challenges are deciding on troop levels in Afghanistan as the United States winds down its combat presence and dealing with $46 billion in budget cuts set to kick in on Friday. He also will have to work with lawmakers who spent weeks vilifying him. The vote ended one of the most bitter fights over
flights to classrooms to meat inspections. The cuts would slash domestic and defense spending, leading to forced unpaid days off for hundreds of thousands of workers.
The impact won’t be immediate. Federal workers would be notified next week that they will have to take up to a day off every week without pay, but the furloughs won’t start for a month due to notification
26, 2013, at Ballard Chapel. Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gonzalo Moreno officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruidoso. Emiterio was born March 3, 1925, in Carrizozo, to Doroteo and Tomasita Peralta, who preceded him in death. He married Mary Sara Gallegos, of Arabella, on March 21, 1956, in Dexter. They were married 40 years before she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Patricio and Jose Peralta; two sisters, Trina Apodaca and Flora Contreras; and one daughter Ruby. He is survived by three daughters, Patricia
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a Cabinet choice and former senator since 1989 when the Democratic-led Senate defeated newly elected President George H.W. Bush’s nomination of Republican John Tower to be defense secretary. In the course of the rancorous, seven-week nomination fight, Republicans, led by freshman Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, insinuated that Hagel has
a cozy relationship with Iran and received payments for speeches from extreme or radical groups. Those comments drew a rebuke from Democrats and some Republicans. Hagel’s inconsistent perfor mance during some eight hours of testimony during his confirmation hearing last month undercut his cause. On Feb. 12, the Armed Services Committee
approved the nomination on a party-line vote of 1411. Two days later, a Democratic move to vote on the nomination fell a few votes short as Republicans insisted they needed more time to consider the pick. Hagel’s nomination also became entangled in Republican demands for more information about the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last Sep-
requirements. That will give negotiators some breathing room to work on a deal.
compromise was a key disagreement about whether new tax revenue, by way of closing loopholes and deductions, should be included in any deal, as Obama has insisted.
Senate Democrats have prepared a measure that would forestall the automatic cuts through the end of the year, replacing them with longer -ter m cuts to the Pentagon and cash payments to farmers, and by installing a minimum 30 percent tax rate on income exceeding $1 million. But that plan is virtually certain to be toppled by a GOP-led filibuster vote later this
Although Obama was to discuss the cuts among other topics Tuesday in a White House meeting with GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain, there were no indications that negotiations between Obama and congressional leaders were under way. Dampening hopes for a
Quinones, Beatrice Sanchez and husband Anthony, of Roswell, and Jerri, of California; grandchildren, Jessica and Jerri Peralta, DannyJo Sosa, Arthur Baca, Rosetta Jimenez, Vito Sosa and Bernadette Sanchez; two brothers, Ray and Marie Peralta, and Ben and Dolores Peralta; one sister Andrea (Judy) Erives; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a lifelong farm worker and railroad construction worker. He enjoyed playing his accordion and singing with his brothers and sisters. He was always ready to share goofy stories, which brought much laughter to us all. Everyone enjoyed his good sense of humor
In the Republican-controlled House, Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said he’d already done his part, complaining that the House twice passed bills to replace the cuts with more targeted reductions.
and he will be dearly missed. Pallbearers are Arthur Baca, Vito Sosa, Desirae Peralta, Dominic Chacon, Daniel Sosa and Thomas Chacon. Honorary pallbearers are Manuel T rujillo, Gonzalo Samario and Benito Romero. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com. Dear Ones, Don’t grieve for me for now I am free, I am following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found
that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembering joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah, yes, these things I, too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me; God wanted me now, He set me free! Through a grandchild’s eye remembering ... How you told us stories that were never true; Claiming to beat one of your sons black-and-blue, or how you served in the Army with your crew. How you’d run after us through the trees yelling, “MF, Monkey Face,” and to us we were just playing
tember. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in that attack.
Republicans allowed the nomination to move forward, with 18 Republicans joining the Democrats. Many had warned against the precedent of denying a president his Cabinet choices.
Also on Tuesday came word of the first tangible impact of the looming budget cuts on the nation’s security at home. To save costs, the Department of Homeland Security has started releasing illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.
How when Polaca would come inside crying, your heart would melt. And you knew it was Arthur, so you’d chase him around with a belt.
How you’d make us tortillas the size of pizza; that was bizarre. But always found time to take a break and play your guitar.
How Vito thinks you were always a gangster, but to most of us you were more like a prankster.
These are all memories your grandchildren share, and the loss of you is hard to bear. WE LOVE YOU!
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60 attend Watch meeting Audit questions $573K of spending by NM group
More than 60 members of Neighborhood Watch gathered to meet City Counselor Jason Perry, and Deputy Chiefs Brad McFadin and Philip Smith at Fulkerson Services, Thursday. The RPD Criminal Investigation Division’s Detective Albert Aldana joined the deputy chiefs to answer the questions of the community. The Watch meeting consisted of five Watch neighborhoods from the west side of Roswell. “It’s what I call the Third and Fourth Street Corridor, from Union west,” said Neighborhood Watch advisor Steve Wolfe. “It was very successful. The meeting gave the people the opportunity to voice their concer ns,” said
Richard Lucero of Neighborhood Watch and Alarm.
Lucero said they also discussed general safety and prevention, such as locking doors and being aware of one’s surroundings.
“The main purpose of our meetings, though, is to get neighbors together so they get to know each other. ... Safety begins at the neighborhood level,” Lucero said.
Neighborhood Watch has several programs in the works, including another multi-group meeting, a cookie exchange and the annual National Night Out, where every neighborhood hosts a barbecue and opens their hearths and their hot dogs, to the community.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation began road repairs to seal cracks in the pavement this week on Second Street.
Routes scheduled for repairs include U.S. 380, U.S. 70, U.S. 54, U.S. 82, U.S. 62/180, U.S. 60, N.M. 82, N.M. 128, and N.M. 48. Drivers may encounter flaggers where work is being performed or intermittent lane closures.
Crack-sealing preserves the life of a roadway. The project cost aboute $2.2 million. For up-to-date road construction information throughout the state, visit nmroads.com or call 511.
Vandals hit Discount Tire
Police responded to an alarm call at Discount Tire, 3701 N. Main St. around 1:15 a.m. Thursday. The officer observed multiple windows shot out and bullet holes in the structure. A representative of the company said the damages exceeded $14,000.
•Police were dispatched to Sandoval Auto Sales, 1800 W. Second St., Monday, where subjects stole a Ford Taurus, four -door sedan, valued at $8,600. •Police responded a call from the 700 block of West 10th Street, Monday, where a man saw three male subjects removing two large spools of barbed wire from a yard. He spoke with one of the subjects, described as a Hispanic male, and asked him what they were doing. The two men went to the front of the building to knock on the door. The two other subjects, both described as white males, took off in a blue hatchback while the third subject fled on foot. •Police were dispatched
to the Western Inn, 2331 N. Main St., Monday, after two 42-inch Sony LCD televisions, valued at $980, and a black refrigerator, valued at $500, were stolen from a room.
Police were called to the 2700 block of Highland Road, Monday. Officers discovered the back door to a garage had been kicked down. The victim reported that a set of railroad crossing lights, a Craftsman drill press, a white Kitchenaid icemaker and a push lawnmower were missing. The items were valued at $2,400, Anyone who has information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.
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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A federal audit of grant spending has raised questions about more than $573,000 in costs and transfers made by a northern New Mexico tribal organization that had been awarded several grants by the Office on Violence Against Women. The report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General states that the Eight
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Wells happened on Feb. 19, when the RFD was called to a series of three fires, two dumpster fires and a structure fire, in a 36-hour period. The house fire burned with such intensity that the fire department pulled back and concentrated on protecting adjacent buildings and allowed the blaze to burn itself out. Wells said he had not given a final ruling. “There’s a possibility that the fire may have been an accident, since the men working in the building had been using the fireplace for heat,” he said. He would not say if the house fire was an accident. A similar fire occurred in the 500 block of East Forest Street, Monday, when the Roswell Police Department received a report of a prowler. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a
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The Violence Against Women Act is regarded as the foundation of efforts over the past two decades to make the country more aware of the serious nature of domestic violence and to take steps to both prevent violence and better prosecute those who assault their domestic partners. The law provides grants to states and local governments for transitional housing, hotlines, law enforcement training and legal assistance. The Senate bill explicitly extends more protections to lesbians and gays and immigrants and gives tribal authorities more power to prosecute non-Indians who assault Indians on reservations. It also has provisions regarding college
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Northern Indian Pueblo Council had no process in place to effectively prevent some of the funding from being used for unapproved expenses.
The nonprofit council was awarded more than $4.1 million through six grants between 2005 and 2010. The payroll costs that were not allowed under the grants totaled more than $347,000, while training and travel costs added up to more smoldering shed that had water leaking out from under neath the door. The fire was extinguished when the pvc water pipes melted and the subsequent water leak put out the blaze. “None of the buildings have been occupied up until now, but there’s always a possibility that someone could be hurt in the future,” said Wells. He noted that in the coldest months, squatters may inhabit vacant buildings. Wells is asking people in the neighborhood to be alert and immediately report any suspicious activity to the police. In addition, he urges anyone who may have information to contact the RPD at 624-6770, fire investigators at 6243830 or Crime Stoppers at 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward. firstname.lastname@example.org
campus safety and reducing the backlog of rape kit analyses and reauthorizes legislation dealing with human trafficking.
A major point of dispute was over the Indian courts. Native American women are assaulted at rates far higher than national averages, and more than half of cases involving non-Indians go unprosecuted because Indian courts do not have jurisdiction and federal prosecutors often do not have the resources to try cases on isolated reservations. Some Republicans contended that subjecting non-Indians to Indian courts was unconstitutional.
The bill passed the Senate two weeks ago on a 78-22 vote, with every Democrat, every woman senator and 23 out of 45 Republicans voting for it.
than $83,000, according to the audit. The council, in its response, said the payroll costs stemmed from differences between employee positions listed in its system and the positions defined in the grant proposals and budgets. It also disputed the audit’s other findings. The council serves the pueblos of Nambe, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, San Juan,
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additional 3,500-squarefeet to accommodate what is expected to be a full-service Marshalls store — selling shoes, clothing, home décor and its full line of merchandise. The addition will hopefully spark more interest with other national tenants, Cooper said. “When you get a national tenant like that in, hopefully you get some in our interior mall spaces,” Cooper said. “Our goal is to get more tenants for the mall.” The mall is currently 75 percent occupied. Ninety percent of those tenants are national chain stores. “We do also have some local tenants who are doing well,” Cooper said. A new local company “Deliciously Irresistible,” owned by two hometown entrepreneurs, will open its first shop inside the mall. Mandi Madrid and Becca Pardo will create and sell fruit arrangements, gourmet cupcakes, candies, cakes and other edible arrange-
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going to know who has a concealed carry.” Beffort said changes have to be made in light of the school shootings across the nation, particularly the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December. During the 1997 Pearl High School shooting in Pearl, Miss., Beffort said an assistant principal retrieved a gun from his car and was able to stop the gunman until police arrived. “This gunman had
Santa Clara, Taos and Tesuque. Its PeaceKeepers Domestic Violence Program provides support groups, legal counsel and other services to members of the pueblos.
The grants were awarded to help with housing and legal aid as well as the development of plans for tribal law enforcement and courts to respond to violence against Native American women.
ments. The specialty will be their cheesecake-filled strawberries. The two hope to hold a grand opening April 1. “We’re really excited,” Pardo said. “It’s moving a lot faster than we thought it was going to. Our arrangements have come out really pretty and unique.” Shoppers and retailers at the mall last week heard rumors about Marshalls’ plans to build in Roswell. Mall management couldn’t confirm details until this week. “We’ve known about it for quite some time and it was a secret that was hard to hold,” Cooper said. “We have announced it to a few groups who are excited for the job opportunities. We’ve let some of our tenants know and they were excited that it will bring people to the mall.” Tia Vialpando, 19, of Roswell, said she thinks the new store is a good idea. “It gives us more opportunities and more choices,” Vialpando said. “I buy a lot of shoes. I’m a shoe fanatic. I’ll shop there.” Anissa Ybarra, 19, of Roswell agreed. already fatally shot two students,” she said. “Who knows how many lives the assistant principal saved that day?”
Beffort said she wanted to emphasize that the bill is strictly voluntary.
“Nothing in the bill would force any school or school district to implement this law unless the school district and its community wished to do so,” she said.
The committee meeting will be available for online viewing live on the Legislature’s website, nmlegis.gov/lcs/
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Lots of talk but little action at the state and federal levels
SANTA FE — If there is anything that can make the New Mexico Legislature look good, it is the follies going on in Washington, D.C. Both groups share one commonality. There’s a lot of talk but not much is going to get done. In Santa Fe, House Democrats can stop Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s meager agenda. Senate Democrats also are the majority party, but some of those Democrats have joined with a united Republican Party and it appears that coalition is going to be able to stop anything Democrats want to get to the governor’s desk. To demonstrate that politics is equal opportunity, the situation in Washington is reversed but the partisanship is unchanged. A Republican House and a Democratic Senate that requires a 60 percent vote instead of 51 percent means little can be accomplished in that body. Congress came back to do a little work this week but will spend most of its time fighting. By Friday
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it has to figure out how to avoid the big boulder it put in its road, called sequestering. They won’t let it happen because that cuts everything equally, which means too many pet projects get hurt. Congress will waltz around that boulder, somehow, only to run into the expiration of a continuing resolution that runs the government out of money. They already have artfully dodged a fiscal cliff. They won’t try completely shutting down government. Newt Gingrich tried doing that to President Bill Clinton and got badly burned. Furloughs are being discussed. New Mexico state employees know about those. Gov. Bill Richardson
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imposed furloughs and ended up badly bruised. Gun control isn’t likely to see much action. People feel strongly about it but those feelings go both ways. Government buy backs see people bringing in boxes of guns and telling authorities they don’t want any money. They just want to get rid of them. On the other hand you hear just as many say the only way they will give up their gun is for someone to pry it out of their cold, dead hand. How do you get people with such differing beliefs to agree on anything? Bill Richardson is saying on national shows that he thinks the stars now are in alignment to allow a comprehensive immigration act to pass Congress. He reasons that with illegal immigration now going down instead of up, Americans are less fearful of them eventually taking over. And Republicans have determined that if they are going to
win any more national elections, they are going to have to start addressing Hispanic needs. Richardson thinks Congress can craft a plan to address a path to citizenship, border security, the DREAM Act and a guest worker plan. Gov. Susana Martinez also has a comprehensive immigration plan that she has voiced, but not often. She has let Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio take the spotlight on immigration. Being from a border state Martinez is well positioned to take the lead on immigration if she wants some more time on the national stage. Back in 2007, when comprehensive immigration was last tried during the George W. Bush administration, Sen. John McCain took the lead and almost got it passed. Then when McCain decided to seriously run for president, he had to do an about face on immigration in order to win the GOP pri-
mary. His trademark saying became “Build the dang fence.” Currently McCain is concentrating his efforts on fighting President Obama’s nominees for top cabinet positions and doesn’t seem especially interested in immigration. But immigrations was the subject that got him in trouble at a town hall meeting during the most recent congressional recess, according to news coverage. And McCain sounded like the McCain of old defending the need for a comprehensive immigration solution. As those of you who are longtime readers know, McCain is one of my longtime heroes but there are few people who have disappointed me at times as much as he has. Guess he figures he has to do it. And it gives people in my business plenty material. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 984-0982; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Henry Ford said, “Competition improves the breed.” Well, the benefits of competition extend to cities, counties, states and countries. Look at the brewing “tax war” to attract corporations and the jobs they create. Since 2008, Great Britain has cut its top corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 28 percent. The corporate tax is applied to companies’ income. As a result, according to the Financial Times, “Britain has leapt ahead of low-tax rivals such as Ireland, Luxembourg and Switzerland to become multinationals’ favorite tax regime, according to a poll that George Osborne hailed as a ‘remarkable turnaround’ in efforts to make the country more attractive to foreign investors.” Osborne is chancellor of the exchequer, the equivalent to the U.S. treasury secretary. The top U.S. corporate tax rate is 35 percent, one of the highest of the major industrial countries. Some other rates are: Canada, 16 percent to 31 percent (depending on the province); China, 25 percent; Germany, 29.8 percent; France, 33.3 percent; and Japan, 40.7 percent. Actually, the U.S. rate isn’t quite so high, Esmael Adibi told us; he’s the director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University. Loopholes cut the effective U.S. rate to 15 percent to 18 percent. But other countries, including Britain, have their own loopholes. Different states also have different tax rates. In California, corporations pay a top combined income tax rate of 43.8 percent, more than double that of Great Britain. Among some other states, Nevada, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee have no state corporate tax; Florida’s is 5.5 percent; Arizona, 7 percent; New York, 7.1 percent; and Illinois, 9.5 percent. The top rate, even with loopholes, remains significant as an indicator of the tax burden. “On the fiscal front, there’s competition,” Adibi said. “Many countries have increased income tax rates. But they cut corporate tax rates to create jobs by attracting businesses. No doubt we need to reform tax rates.” He suggested lower rates paired with fewer loopholes. He added that corporate tax reform, by lowering tax rates, would bring corporate cash back to the United States. Otherwise, the cash remains overseas so the corporations can pay other countries’ lower rates. “If the cash comes here, it has to do something here,” such as create jobs. In the last election, both President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney promised corporate tax reform, including rate reductions and simplification. And Republicans in Congress pushed for reform during the recent “fiscal cliff” negotiations, although nothing happened. The president also called for reform in his State of the Union address. Unfortunately, he also has been pushing for an “offshoring tax” on corporations’ overseas profit to avoid other countries’ lower tax rates. Now would be a good time for Congress to cut the corporate tax rate, perhaps to the British rate of 21 percent, while eliminating many loopholes. America needs to get back in the game. Guest Editorial The Orange County Register DEAR DOCTOR K: I started drinking more during the holidays. It seemed natural, as there were so many parties and happy hours. But the holidays are long over, and I haven’t cut back. Could I have a problem? DEAR READER: You ask a difficult question. What constitutes “healthy” versus “harmful” drinking can vary quite a bit from person to person. So where is the line between social drinking and problem drinking? Does drinking every day or drinking a certain amount indicate a problem? Here’s the bottom line: If your pattern of drinking creates difficulty for you personally, socially or at work, then your drinking is likely harmful to your health. Having said that, I’ve known people who drink throughout the day and have liver and other problems because of it. Yet they would tell me that drinking wasn’t interfering with their family or work life at
Gov. Scott to voters: I changed my mind
ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the Orlando Sentinel, “Scott made an abrupt about-face, embracing a three-year expansion of Medicaid coverage for about 1 million lowincome Floridians that will be paid for by the health care law.” Scott said, “I think this is a common-sense solution to dealing with this for the next
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three years where it will give us the time to think about how we can improve the system.” Sounding like a Democrat, he added that the state is obligated to help “the poorest and weakest among us.” No, governor, charities and religious bodies are obligated to help the weak and poor. State
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all. Maybe that’s the way it seemed to them, but their drinking was on its way to making them sufficiently sick that it later seriously interfered with their lives. If you’re not sure if you might have a drinking problem, answer a few questions about your drinking habits. Several screening tests can help deter mine whether you might have a drinking prob-
and federal governments have no such obligation. To claim they do empowers bureaucrats and politicians who are having a difficult enough time fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities. It also undermines the work ethic. After (borrowed) federal money runs out in three years, Florida will be expected to kick in some cash and carry on with the funding. Scott says his commitment is only for those three years, but as Ronald Reagan once wryly observed, “... a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!”
lem. (I’ve put two of the tests, the CAGE questionnaire and the AUDIT, on my website, AskDoctorK.com.) Alcohol use occurs along a spectrum. Alcohol dependence is the most severe type of alcohol misuse. It is marked by complete loss of control over drinking behavior. You’re preoccupied with drinking and have a strong desire to drink. You start to tolerate alcohol; you don’t get tipsy as easily. You start to feel a little nervous and shaky several hours after your last drink, and you learn that another drink can quiet the shakes. Alcohol abuse is a milder problem. You don’t have the same compulsion or physical need to drink as those who are dependent on alcohol. But you do drink excessively — and if you keep drinking excessively, you are very likely to go on to alcohol dependence. Even if you aren’t suffering from alcohol
Scott, whose favorability rating was 36 percent in a December Quinnipiac University poll, is clearly looking at his vulnerability in next year’s election. Apparently, he thinks sounding more like a Democrat will convince voters to give him another term in office. Perhaps he thinks the tea party votes he is likely to lose will be made up for with purchased votes from those who will line up at the federal ATM. Scott is a for mer health care executive. The health care industry has spent mil-
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dependence or abuse, your drinking still could be cause for concern. I’ve known people who just “loosen up” enough that they start to say things they may not mean, and surely should not say — to their spouses, friends, co-workers or bosses. Their drinking still is hazardous to their home and work life, and to family and friends. It also puts them at risk for developing more serious problems with alcohol down the road. The fact that you were concer ned enough about your drinking to ask me about it is a red flag. Talk to your doctor about your alcohol use. If you do have a problem, you can work with your doctor to determine the best treatment options for you. (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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In the quest to create a veterans cemetery here in Roswell, a difference in the cemetery’s design between the Mayor and city planners versus the land donor’ s project overseer has arisen. In brief, the Mayor and city engineer want to build the cemetery according to Veterans National Cemetery standards, in hopes of one day having either the State or the Federal government come in and take over the cemetery activities (as well as costs and upkeep) as part of the national cemeteries network. Those who have worked on this concept for several years have been told repeatedly that there is no way a National Veterans Cemetery will be approved in our area. Roswell seems to have this permanent designation of being ineligible for VA support/activities (contract medical services, cemeteries, etc.). The Mayor seems to have been given a different impression when he and the city engineer visited the VA cemetery director in Santa Fe. To add a personal comment, I have been told several times (five separate groups working on this same
concept), “Roswell/Chaves County will never be eligible for a State or Federal National Veterans Cemetery”. The State as well has said the same thing on several occasions. Obviously, there is a major difference in perception or understanding of information.
There are several thousand veterans in southeastern New Mexico who would be able to receive a burial free of charge for himself/herself and qualifying spouse. With the donation of land adjacent to South Park Cemetery, and expressed interest by several individuals and commercial entities to contribute funds or services to the creation of our Veterans Cemetery, veterans are very excited about the possibilities.
Bert Ethridge, Ray Willis and Harry McGraw have been working feverishly on getting this task accomplished. Smith Engineering Company and other builders/contractors in the area have committed to performing the design and creation of our local cemetery. Services have been offered free of charge for design and construction. Private donors
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have committed to gifted funding as soon as the plans have been approved by the City and an estimated opening date established. However, this misunderstanding between the City and the donor’s representative has temporarily frozen things in place. The Mayor and City Engineer visited Mr. Cliff Shields, Director of the Veterans’ National Cemetery in Santa Fe, to gain insight and information on the best way to create our local veterans cemetery. It was their understanding that Mr. Shields explained how the Roswell site could become a Veterans’ National Cemetery, with the maintenance and associative costs provided by the Federal Government. It was their understanding that if the cemetery were
constructed, up front, the same way an existing National Cemetery is constructed, one day the Federal or State government would qualify it as an acceptable Veterans National Cemetery. The Mayor and City Engineer then met with an engineering expert in Albuquerque, who has designed and created approved cemeteries all over the country. Personal note: construction was on approved/eligible DoD/VA sites. This engineer said he could draw up all of the plat diagrams, necessary easements and plan for/provide burial ready vaults and covers as a turnkey project, ready for government certification. Again, this would be attempted given the various government authorities have said they would not approve a Veterans National Cemetery in our area, period. Mr. Eldridge pointed out in a recent City Hall meeting that this whole concept is different from the original plans discussed with the City, and would cost the City possibly millions of dollars (to have all of the vaults and vault covers in place prior to opening,
and to purchase new plat diagrams which have already been provided free of charge by Smith engineering). Originally, the landowner’ s representative was to be responsible for obtaining benevolent/gifted funding for creating our cemetery. The City, in turn, would provide the care and upkeep of the completed site (as they currently do for South Park). Bert also commented Smith engineering appears to have been “dismissed” by the City after they submitted the completed plats. Additionally, we would be going out of town (Albuquerque engineers) to purchase site creation services instead of spending our money locally. Mr. Eldridge stated he did not see where the City will be able to come up with the significantly increased cost for completing our cemetery project (which could be in the millions). The Mayor disagreed that the City’s plan would cost that much. A meeting between the donor’s representatives and the City will take place today at City Hall. God bless and say a little prayer.
Gear up for the Annual Women’s History Month Brunch Women’s history
The Annual Women’s History Month Celebration Brunch will be March 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The 2013 honorees are Barbara Corn-Patterson, Kaarina Jager and Andrea Smith. Keynote speaker will be Cindy Wilson. The Goddard Stargazers will entertain, sing the national anthem and the New Mexico state song. Tickets are $13 per person. For more information, call 624-9850.
Chapter B, P.E.O. will meet Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Karen Nelson with Barbara Whitfield
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7 p.m. on Thursday, in the home of Margaret Horton. For further information please call 622-1546.
serving as co-hostess. Sue Goodman will present a report on the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education project and a program, “Get To Know Your Sister.” Secret Sister gifts will be exchanged and Secret Sister identities revealed. For more information call 622-5069.
Walk for Hope
Walk for Hope will be May 10 and in preparation there will be a team captain meeting this Thursday at 6:30
lions lobbying to influence health care reform legislation, including Medicaid. They also are the largest employer in many states. Should Scott lose next year’s election, taking federal Medicaid money won’t hurt his chances of a highpaying position in his former profession. The Orlando Sentinel examined Scott’s rapid tur naround on other issues dear to conservative hearts. It said he “... has barely looked like the same guy who ran for governor in 2010” and cited examples. After large initial budget cuts, Scott “... proposed the largest budget in state history and said his top priority was a $2,500 raise for teachers, whom he infuriated during his first year in office by passing a meritpay law while cutting education spending by $1.3 billion.” Scott has also said nothing in several months about illegal immigration. He once pledged to back an Arizona-style immigration law that would require police to check the legal status of people they suspected were illegal. He has since backed away from this pledge. Slade O’Brien, the Florida director of
pm. There will be information on how to form teams and fundraising activities. For information and address contact Crystal Hester at 420-2253 or Julie Morrow at 637-9550. Walk for Hope is a fundraiser that assists local residents with practical needs as they go through cancer treatment.
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the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, told the Sentinel he was “flabbergasted” by Scott’s decision, saying it went beyond even his budget proposal that didn’t cut spending and the teacher pay raises. “For the governor to reverse that position, I felt incredibly shocked and so did many of his base,” he said. A few Republican gover nors have turned down federal money to expand Medicaid in their states. So far, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, is not one of them. Last week he made his intentions clear when he said, “We’re not going to be expanding Medicaid in Texas. The reason is because it’s a broken system. It’s moving our state — and I’ll just speak to our state — towards bankruptcy if we expand the current program.” As for Gov. Scott’s turnabout, a paraphrase of the wisdom Forest Gump’s momma gave him might fit: Politicians are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get until after they’re elected. (Write to Cal Thomas at: T ribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also e-mail Cal Thomas at email@example.com.) © 2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
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Attention clock-makers, artists and CASA supporters. Taylor Orthodontics and the Chaves County CASA Program invite you to a clocktail party Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m., at Pecos Flavors Winery, 305 N. Main St. The event will offer clock-making ideas and parts to create a clock for Make Time for Kids, an event to benefit CASA on April 19. For more information, call 625-0112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ella Bonfiglio, a certified diabetes educator, will
speak at Healthsense at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Senior Circle in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next to Family Dollar. It is open to the public, and a light lunch will be served. Bonfiglio will discuss how diabetics’ diet can control their disease. She is located at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and can do private consultations with a doctor’s referral. For more information, call Senior Circle, a resource of ENMMC, at 623-2311.
The KIK Committee of Tobosa Developmental Services will hold an Applebee’s pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday from 7-
9 a.m. Tickets are $5 a person and can be purchased at Tobosa, 110 E. Summit St., or at the door on Saturday. For more information and tickets, call 6241025.
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge will host a Refuge Discovery Tour on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Joseph R. Skeen Visitor Center and will last approximately two and one half hours. This is an opportunity to see closed areas of the refuge. The tour will include light walking. For more information and to RSVP, call the Visitor Center at 625-4011 or 625-4009 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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Adult Center. They enjoyed setting up and selling the jewelry they made and other items at flea markets. She was of the Protestant faith. Friends may pay their respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
will be of ficiated by her brother -in-law Bill Bridwell.
Elizabeth Lou Owen
Memorial services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Virginia Runion, 75, of Roswell, who passed away on Feb. 15, 2013. The Rev. T roy Grant of Berrendo Baptist Church will officiate. Virginia was born on May 11, 1937, in Warren, Ohio, to Edward Ritter and Genevieve Ritter Garlock. She moved to Michigan in 1942. She married Er nest Runion on Feb. 12, 1978, in Howell, Mich. They lived in Michigan until 1981, when they retired to Roswell and lived out the remainder of their lives. She is survived by one son Martin Simpson, of Las Vegas, N.M.; stepson Jerry Runion and his wife Phyllis, of Westland, Mich.; one daughter, Lorie Miller and husband John, of Roswell; stepdaughters, Laurie Tedrow and husband Patrick, of Roswell, and Barbara Wells and her husband Jim, of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Jeremy Palombi and wife Sharen, Nathanael Palmobi, Patrick Tedrow and wife Christina, Danyelle Tedrow, and Andrew Tedrow; two great-grandchildren, Delainey Decker and Benjamin Tedrow, and one who is due in June; one cousin Almeta Morris, of Perry, Ohio; and special friends, Lou and Don Hibbard, of Fowlerville, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She was a retired nurse. She and Ernest taught silversmithing at the Roswell
Ruth (Brown) Hulse
Ruth (Brown) Hulse, a longtime resident of Roswell, was born on Dec. 15, 1931, in Mountain View, Okla., and passed away on Jan. 24, 2013, in Auburn, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Robert Hulse; her parents Calvin Jewel and Sallie L. Brown; and a her sister Lois Olean. Ruth leaves behind a sister Loretta Bridwell and husband Bill, and a brother Buddy Brown and wife Joyce, all of Roswell; and five children, Richard Jones and family, of Germany, Robert Jones and family, of Florida, Linda Drost and husband Lester, of Auburn, Scherrie Gallardo, of Lakewood, Wash., William Hulse and wife Darci, of Salt Lake City; and a foster daughter Phyllis Tontz, of Roswell. Ruth also has seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ruth lived the last three years in Washington under the excellent care of her two daughters, Linda Drost and her husband Les, and Scherrie Gallardo. A potluck/memorial service will be held in the Club House at Villa Park Mobile Home Park, 410 E. 23rd St., at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013. The service
Elizabeth Lou Taylor Owen (Betty), passed away at home Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Las Cruces, surrounded by her loving family and K-9 companion Gidgit. Betty was bor n at the family home in Roswell, Dec. 30, 1931. She grew up predominately in the Hondo Valley, graduating from Hondo High School in 1950. Betty worked at Continental Oil Co. in Roswell, and later for Higginbotham Oil in Lubbock, Texas. Betty married Pat Owen in 1960, and in 1968 they opened Pat’s Sporting Goods at Elephant Butte. They owned and operated Pat’s for 30 years and were active in the Lions and Pilots clubs. After Pat’s death, Betty moved to Roswell, where she participated in the Circle Extension Club and Beta Sigma Phi sorority, serving as secretary and treasurer for many years. Betty was known for her love and mastery of crochet and general sewing. Births and graduations were celebrated with the gift of Granny’s or Aunt Betty’s beautiful afghans. A label in the garment reading “made especially for you by Betty Lou” was always coveted. Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years L.C. (Pat) Owen; her mother and father Wilda Kay and Shelton W. Taylor, of Roswell; two stepdaughters, Janet L.
Holmes, and Betty Joice Grenko; three grandchildren, Jamie, Rusty and Robin Cox; two great grandchildren; and one nephew. She is survived by her children, Pennie Owen Huber, of Belen, and Patricia Kay Owen Sartin (Jay), of Las Cruces; her two sisters, W. Kay Taylor Rucker, of Lincoln, and Shelda Taylor Adams (Dick), of Lincoln; five grandchildren, Tammy Cox, Katie Harvie (Joel), Reese Mitchell (Stephanie), Sommer Mitchell, William Huber and Dustin Sartin; nine great-grandchildren, Melinda, Galvin, Allison, Jack, Nicole, Marshall, Kaylee, Donald and Lucas; two great-great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The National Breast Cancer Research Society and or your local humane society. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online registry book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Camilo “Milo” Juarez
A rosary will be recited for Camilo “Milo” Juarez, 30, of Dexter, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at South Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Charlie Martinez officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Milo passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Camilo was born April 22, 1982, to Ray and Virginia Martinez Juarez, in Roswell. Milo was an avid gamer, loved music and going to concerts with his best friend Jimmy Jimenez. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. Those left to cherish his memory are his parents Ray and Virgie Juarez, of Dexter; his sister Jessica R. Juarez, of Roswell; his brothers, Ray R. Juarez Jr. and Reymundo A. Juarez, both of Albuquerque; his nephews, Jacoby David Alexander Juarez and Emiliano Augustine Juarez; his grandmother Teresa Martinez, of Dexter; his aunts, Joann Martinez, of Roswell, Juana Martinez, of Roswell, Mary Mendoza, of Roswell, Teresa Juarez Schreck, of Chimayo, Darlene Montoya, of Dexter, and Edna Lara, of Roswell; his uncles, Alfonso Martinez, of Dexter, Luis Juarez, of Albuquerque, Roberto Juarez, of Albuquerque, Juan Juarez, of Santigo Albuquerque, Juarez, of Espanola, Michael Munoz, of Las Cruces, Marcus Munoz, of Artesia, and Henry King, of Kansas; his best friends, Jimmy Jimenez, HT Halliday, Rusty Jones and the staff at ICU at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Milo was preceded in death by his nephew Noah Landon Alexander; his grandfather, Camilo (Poncho) Martinez; his grandmother Defina Munoz; his grandfather, Jesus Juarez; his uncles, Adan, Jesus Juarez and T ino Munoz; his aunt Susie King; and his cousin Beto Juarez. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Jimenez, HT Halliday and all his friends who have worked with him. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and
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Services are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Hagerman Cemetery, for Robin Camille Troublefield, 67, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. Brother Gayland Isaacs, of Artesia, will officiate.
Robin was born June 21, 1942, in Dallas, to Jewel Wesley Hulse and Oma Ray Barnett. Her parents and one brother Russell Hulse, preceded her in death. Robin married Jerry Troublefield on Aug. 30, 1979, in Floydada, Texas. He survives her at the family home in Lubbock.
Robin is also survived by her son and daughter -inlaw Bill and Teresa Irwin, of Lubbock; grandchildren, Ami Irwin, Kelton Merrbach and Corvin Bathgate; and two brothers, Carolos Hulse and Don Barnett.
Robin was of the Baptist faith and worked as an office manager and administrative assistant to the CEO of Hanifen Imhoff for 10 years. She enjoyed being with her family, traveling, looking for antiques, and jewelry. She was passionate about teaching prenatal and postnatal aerobics. She was known as a generous, caring, affectionate, fun, loving, energetic and exciting person. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Hagerman, 211 N. Cambridge, Hagerman, NM 88232.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com. See OBITUARIES, Page B6
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COLLEGIATE MEN’S BASKETBALL 7 p.m. • Western Texas at NMMI
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. • Vaughn at Lake Arthur District 5-2A tournament 5 p.m. • Eunice at NMMI District 4-4A tournament 7 p.m. • Goddard at Artesia
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LAWRENCE FOSTER RECORD ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
ARTESIA — For the most part, a break is a good thing. Just taking time off of work and stepping away from the daily grind can really recharge one’s batteries. In sports, however, a break can be a hot team’s worst enemy.
Coming off a victory over Artesia on Feb. 15 and a narrow loss to Roswell on Feb. 19, the Goddard girls basketball team was playing its best basketball of the year. After the loss to Roswell, though, the Rockets didn’t have a game until Tuesday’s matchup with Artesia and, unfortunately for Goddard, the rust showed.
GIRLS BASKETBALL 5 p.m. • Vaughn at Lake Arthur District 7-1A tournament 6 p.m. • Hagerman at Mescalero Apache
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ABOVE: Goddard guard Courtney Villalpando, left, dumps a pass over the head of Artesia defender Alexis Aguirre during their game on Tuesday. Artesia won 50-35 to advance to the District 4-4A championship game on Friday at Roswell.
CENTER BOYS BASKETBALL Gateway Chr. 64, Vaughn 42
LEFT: Goddard’s Danielle Hubbard, left, drives around Artesia’s Jordan Montoya in their game at the Bulldog Pit in Artesia on Tuesday.
GIRLS BASKETBALL Vaughn 42, Gateway Chr. 37 Artesia 50, Goddard 35 Hagerman 46, Capitan 30 Corona 80, Lake Arthur 15
The Rockets (11-16) scored four points in the first quarter and 12 points in the first half as Artesia downed Goddard 50-35 in the semifinals of the District 4-4A tournament at the Bulldog Pit.
BOYS TENNIS NMMI 9, Artesia 0 GIRLS TENNIS NMMI 5, Artesia 2
LOCAL BRIEFS GATEWAY PICKS UP VICTORY
VAUGHN — Andrew Meeks poured in a game-high 24 points to lead Gateway Christian to a District 3-B win over Vaughn on Tuesday. Gateway (8-14, 4-2 district) led by just one after one, but outscored the Eagles 16-1 in the second on its way to a 6442 win. Johnny Worrall added 16 points for the Warriors.
GCS GIRLS FALL TO VAUGHN
VAUGHN — Gateway built a 21-18 halftime lead, but couldn’t hang on in a loss to Vaughn on Tuesday. The Eagles won the third quarter 13-8 to seize a 31-29 lead and won the fourth 11-8 to pick up a 42-37 victory. Charlee Longmire paced the Warriors (2-20, 2-6 District 3-B) with 15 points. Shelby Toles added 12 points and 11 rebounds.
CORONA RACES PAST PANTHERS
LAKE ARTHUR — Corona used a dominating second quarter to pull away for a win over Lake Arthur on Tuesday. Corona had a 20-10 lead after one, but pulled away by outscoring the Panthers 27-1 in the second en route to an 80-15 win. Mayra Davila led the Panthers (2-14, 2-5 District 3-B) with seven points. Theresa Salcido added six points.
SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS 1959 — The Boston Celtics beat the Minneapolis Lakers 173-139 as seven NBA records fall. The Celtics set records for most points (179), most points in a half (90), most points in a quarter (52) and most field goals (72).
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said that his team could never get into an offensive rhythm. “I think it is just one of those things where we gave See BOUNCE, Page B2
Hagerman girls beat Capitan, advance DISTRICT 7-1A BASKETBALL
GEOFF GUNN SPECIAL TO THE DAILY RECORD
HAGERMAN — Basketball is a team sport. You win as a team, and you lose as a team. Because of this simple fact, as a sports reporter, you hate to focus too much on a single play or player. But, as anyone who went to Tuesday’s girls basketball game in Hagerman can tell you, this game was decided by the exceptional play of Jessica Rodriguez, who led Hagerman to a 46-30 win. It was the first round of the girls District 7-1A tournament, pitting the visiting Capitan Tigers vs. the home Hagerman Bobcats. These two teams had met twice before, and, in both games, including one just four days ago, Hagerman came away with an easy victory by 20 or more points. Capitan coach Julie Montoya was hoping that the third time would be the charm. Her plan to attack the inside on offense and run a 3-2 zone on defense to stop up the penetration of the quick Bobcats was working quite well. Perhaps, too, Hagerman had overlooked the Tigers in preparation for a semifinal matchup against Mescalero Apache, and just came out flat. Regardless, the score was a lot closer than any oddsmaker would have picked — it was 12-8 in favor of Hagerman after the first periSee ADVANCE, Page B2
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Hagerman’s Jessica Rodriguez, left, pushes the ball up the floor against Capitan’s Bryanna Parker during the Bobcats’ win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Experts: Pistorius broke firearms laws
NMMI SWEEPS TENNIS TILT
ARTESIA — The NMMI boys and girls tennis teams each picked up victories over Artesia on Tuesday. The Colt boys triumphed 90 and the girls won 5-2. Singles winners for the boys were Jose Gonzalez (60, 6-2), Federico Sanchez (61, 6-0), Gavin Lynch (6-0, 60), Jorge Garza (6-0, 6-0), Mauricio Moncada (6-1, 6-0) and Jose Garcia (6-1, 6-0). In boys doubles, Lynch and Vincenz Forkel won 7-5, 6-2, Moncada and Garza won 6-0, 6-1, and Garcia and Ricardo Kaufmann won 6-3, 6-3. Singles winners for the girls were Mariah Garcia (6-2, 6-3), Samantha Ikard (6-4, 6-3), Bailey Wohler (6-1, 6-0) and Summer O’Brien (6-4, 6-3). In girls doubles, Ikard and O’Brien won 6-3, 6-7 (1-6), 6-2.
In the first half, Goddard got quality looks at the basket, but the shots that were falling against Artesia and Roswell earlier in the month, bounced harmlessly off the rim. Rocket coach Greg Torres
In this photo provided by Gulfstream Park, Orb, ridden by John R. Velazquez, heads to the finish line to win the Fountain of Youth in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Feb. 23.
Run to the Roses: Orb now fifth
Shug McGaughey catches Derby fever every once in a while, and the Hall of Fame trainer just might have it again thanks to a 3-year-old colt named Orb. Sure, it’s more than two months before the Kentucky Derby, but it’s never too early to start planning for a trip to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Orb rallied in the stretch for a halflength win over favorite Violence in Saturday’s Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park for his third straight victory. The result moved the bay colt into the No. 5 slot in the AP’s latest Run to the Roses list
of Top 10 Derby contenders. Even though McGaughey admits he’s excited about a chance to win his first Derby — he’s 0 for 6 in four Derbys, including a second-place finish with Easy Goer in 1989 — he’s trying to remain his usual low-key self. “If he keeps improving, maybe he’ll be something,” the trainer said after confirming Orb came out of the race in good shape and is likely headed next to the Florida Derby on March 30. “He’s come so far over the winter. My people have done a great See ROSES, Page B2
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Even if Oscar Pistorius is acquitted of murder, firearms and legal experts in South Africa believe that, by his own account, the star athlete violated basic gun-handling regulations and exposed himself to a homicide charge by shooting into a closed door without knowing who was behind it. Particularly jarring for firearms instructors and legal experts is that Pistorius testified that he shot at a closed toilet door, fearing but not knowing for certain that a nighttime intruder was on the other side. Instead of an intruder, Pistorius’ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was in the toilet cubicle. Struck by three of four shots that Pistorius fired from a 9 mm pistol, she died within minutes. Prosecutors charged Pistorius with premeditated murder, saying the shooting followed an argument between the two. Pistorius said it was an accident. South Africa has stringent laws regulating the use of lethal force for self-protection. In order to get a permit to own a firearm, applicants
must not only know those rules but must demonstrate proficiency with the weapon and knowledge of its safe handling, making it far tougher to legally own a gun in South Africa than many other countries where a mere background check suffices. Pistorius took such a competency test for his 9 mm pistol and passed it, according to the South African Police Service’s National Firearms Center. “You can’t shoot through a closed door,” said Andre Pretorius, president of the Professional Firearm Trainers Council, a regulatory body for South African firearms instructors. “People who own guns and have been through the training, they know that shooting through a door is not going to go through South African law as an accident.” “There is no situation in South Africa that allows a person to shoot at a threat that is not identified,” Pretorius added. “Firing multiple shots, it makes it that much worse. ...It could have been a minor — a 15-year -old kid, a 12-year -old kid — breaking in to get food.”
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Here’s our Top 10
1. Shanghai Bobby (T odd Pletcher, Rosie Napravnik): Worked 4 furlongs in 49.61 Monday at Palm Meadows, his second breeze since running second in Holy Bull. ... 2year-old champion is a son of Harlan’s Holiday (seventh in the 2002 Derby).
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up 50 points and that is where we have been the past couple of games, but offensively, it seemed like we just struggled,” he said. “Having seven days off, it is hard to keep that continuity going, but like you said, we got the looks. The 3s we were hitting the past few games weren’t falling, and Artesia was able to convert some 3s. “It is one of those things, they hit more 3s and free throws and we missed a bunch of buckets. That is enough in a game like that, to get that point dif ference you need.” Despite the offensive
Tuesday’s Scores By The Associated Press Boys Basketball Gateway Christian 64, Vaughn 42 Walatowa Charter 91, Santa Fe Waldorf 84 District 1-5A Cibola 48, Volcano Vista 47 Rio Rancho 80, Cleveland 77 District 3-5A Onate 33, Mayfield 28 District 5-5A Atrisco Heritage 60, Rio Grande 49 West Mesa 61, Highland 46 District 1-4A Piedra Vista 88, Aztec 64 District 2-4A Santa Fe 64, Española Valley 63, OT District 5-4A Moriarty 63, Del Norte 45 District 6-4A Gallup 57, Belen 50 District 2-3A West Las Vegas 84, Raton 48 District 4-3A Portales 57, Lovington 48 District 5-3A Sandia Prep 58, Santa Fe Indian 43 District 1-2A Foothill 60, Menaul 52 Navajo Pine 41, Crownpoint 39 Tohatchi 76, Zuni 52 District 2-2A Mora 66, Monte del Sol 57 Santa Fe Prep 58, Penasco 50 District 3-2A Bosque 61, NACA 46 District 4-2A Clayton 46, Tucumcari 41 District 6-2A Lordsburg 67, Cobre 32 District 2-1A Jemez Valley 58, Desert Academy 43 Tohajilee 85, Alamo-Navajo 32 Girls Basketball Corona 80, Lake Arthur 15 Vaughn 42, Gateway Christian 37 Walatowa Charter 52, Santa Fe Waldorf 48, OT District 1-5A Rio Rancho 50, Cleveland 40 District 2-5A La Cueva 47, Eldorado 44 Sandia 54, Manzano 50 District 3-5A Onate 33, Gadsden 28 District 4-5A Clovis 52, Hobbs 40 District 5-5A Albuquerque 63, Highland 45 West Mesa 48, Atrisco Heritage 46 District 4-4A Artesia 50, Goddard 35 District 5-4A Del Norte 37, Moriarty 20 District 6-4A Gallup 57, Belen 50 Miyamura 45, Grants 37 District 2-3A West Las Vegas 99, Robertson 60 District 2-2A Monte del Sol 47, Pecos 42, 2OT District 3-2A East Mountain 45, Bosque 31 Estancia 70, NACA 40 District 4-2A Tucumcari 40, Santa Rosa 33
Road to the Kentucky Derby By The Associated Press A new points system begins with the 2013 Kentucky Derby, in which points are awarded to the top four finishers of selected prep races. The point values increases as the season goes on. The highest point totals will determine which 20 horses have preference for the Derby on May 4 if more than the maximum are entered. Previously, the field of 20 was determined by grades stakes earnings: (Point values 10-4-2-1) Sept. 29 — FrontRunner, 1 1⁄16 miles, Santa Anita (Power Broker, Know More, Capo
TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, Feb. 27 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Georgetown at UConn 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Oklahoma at Texas 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Colorado at Stanford NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Golden State at New York 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Denver at Portland NHL HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. NBCSN — Washington at Philadelphia 8 p.m. NBCSN — Detroit at Los Angeles
... Next start: Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, March 30. ... Derby Future Wager odds: 14-1. 2. Itsmyluckyday (Eddie Plesa Jr., Elvis Trujillo): Remains on target for another showdown with Shanghai Bobby. ... Holy Bull winner worked 4 furlongs in 48.77 Saturday at Calder. ... Next start: Florida Derby. ... Odds: 13-1. 3. Goldencents (Doug O’Neill, Kevin Krigger): Sham winner worked 6 furlongs in 1:10.40 last struggles, Goddard’s defense kept things close and allowed things to get interesting in the fourth quarter. Goddard entered the final stanza trailing 3924, but a Bailey Martinez putback and an Abbie Blach deuce off a Courtney Villalpando assist quickly cut the lead to 11 less than a minute into the quarter. Artesia finally got on the board with an Amy Horner free throw, but another Blach bucket and a jumper from Villalpando cut the lead to eight with 3:58 left. After Hor ner pushed the lead back to 10 with a bunny at the other end, Blach split a pair from the charity stripe to make it 42-33. That is as close as the Bastone) Sept. 29 — Royal Lodge 1 mile (turf), Newmarket (Steeler, Artigiano, Al Waab) Oct. 6 — Breeders’ Futurity, 1 1⁄16 M miles, Keeneland (Joha, Dynamic Sky, Java’s War) Oct. 6 — Champagne, 1 mile, Belmont (Shanghai Bobby, Goldencents, Fortify) Oct. 7 — Grey, 1 1⁄16 miles, Woodbine (River Seven, Tesseron, Indiano Jones) Nov. 3 — Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, 1 1⁄16 miles, Santa Anita (Shanghai Bobby, He’s Had Enough, Capo Bastone) Nov. 17 — Delta Downs Jackpot, 1 1⁄16 miles, Delta Downs (Goldencents, Bern Identity, Mylute) Nov. 24 — Remsen 1 1⁄8 miles, Aqueduct (Overanalyze, Normandy Invasion, Delhomme) Nov. 24 — Kentucky Jockey Club, 1 1⁄16 miles, Churchill Downs (Uncaptured, Frac Daddy, Dewey Square) Dec. 15 — CashCall Futurity, 1 1⁄16 miles, Hollywood Park (Violence, Fury Kapcori, Den’s Legacy) Jan. 5 — Sham, 1 mile, Santa Anita (Goldencents, Den’s Legacy, Manando) Jan. 19 — Lecomte, 1 mile, 70 yards, Fair Grounds (Oxbow, Golden Soul, Fear The Kitten) Jan. 21 — Smarty Jones, 1 mile, Oaklawn Park (Will Take Charge, Texas Bling, Always in a Tiz) Jan. 26 — Holy Bull, 1 1⁄16 miles, Gulfstream Park (Itsmyluckyday, Shanghai Bobby, Clearly Now) Feb. 2 — Robert B. Lewis, 1 1⁄16 miles, Santa Anita (Flashback, Den’s Legacy, He’s Had Enough) Feb. 2 — Sam F. Davis, 1 1⁄16 miles, Tampa Bay Downs (Falling Sky, Dynamic Sky, My Name Is Michael) Feb. 2 — Withers, 1 1⁄16 miles, Aqueduct (Revolutionary, Escapefromreality, Siete de Oros) Feb. 16 — El Camino Real Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Golden Gate Fields (Dice Flavor, Nina’s Dragon, Counting Days) Feb. 18 — Southwest, 1 mile, Oaklawn Park (Super Ninety Nine, Fear the Kitten, Heaven’s Runway) (Point values 50-20-10-5) Feb. 23 — Fountain of Youth, 1 1⁄16 miles, Gulfstream Park (Orb, Violence, Speak Logistics) Feb. 23 — Risen Star, 1 1⁄16 miles, Fair Grounds (Ive Struck a Nerve, Code West, Palace Malice) March 2 — Gotham, 1 1⁄16 miles, Aqueduct March 9 — Tampa Bay Derby, 1 1⁄16 miles, Tampa Bay Downs March 9 — San Felipem, 1 1⁄16 miles, Santa Anita March 16 — Rebel, 1 1⁄16 miles, Oaklawn Park March 23 — Spiral, 1 1⁄8 miles, Turfway Park March 24 — Sunland Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Sunland Park (Point values 100-40-20-10) March 30 — Florida Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Gulfstream Park March 30 — Louisiana Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Fair Grounds March 30 — UAE Derby, 1 3⁄16 miles, Meydan Racecourse April 6 — Wood Memorial, 1 1⁄8 miles, Aqueduct April 6 — Santa Anita Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Santa Anita April 13 — Arkansas Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Oaklawn Park April 13 — Blue Grass, 1 1⁄8 miles, Keeneland (Point values 20-8-4-2) April 20 — Lexington, 1 1⁄16 miles, Keeneland April 27 — Derby Trial, 1 mile, Churchill Downs
week at Santa Anita. ... Son of Into Mischief has won three of four starts for trainer of 2012 Derby, Preakness winner I’ll Have Another. ... Next start: San Felipe, Santa Anita, March 9. ... Odds: 20-1. 4. Verrazano (Pletcher, John Velazquez): Worked 5 furlongs in 59.21 Monday at Palm Meadows. ... Has two wins at Gulfstream by combined 24 lengths. ... Next start: T ampa Bay Derby, Tampa Bay Downs, March 9. ... Odds: 11-1. Rockets would get, though, as Artesia went on a 7-0 run to put the game out of reach. With the loss, Goddard is not guaranteed a playof f spot, but Torres believes his team is worthy of an at-large selection. “I think we have done enough. I think our district is tough enough where we should be there in the 14, 15 or 16 range,” he said. “I think playing the third toughest schedule in 4A, it has got to do something for us. It should give us an edge on a whole bunch of teams that are right there at 10, 11 or 12 wins. “If the committee doesn’t take that into account, I think that is a disservice to our kids.”
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5. Orb (Shug McGaughey, Velazquez): McGaughey looking at first Derby runner since Saarland in ‘02. ... Made it three in a row with half-length win in Fountain of Youth. ... Next start: Florida Derby. ... Odds: 8-5 (mutuel field). 6. Flashback (Bob Baffert, Julien Leparoux): Worked 6 furlongs in 1:11 Monday at Santa Anita. ... Robert B. Lewis winner owned by Gary and Mary West. ... Next start: San Felipe. ... Odds: 12-1. 7. Super Ninety Nine (Baffert, Rafael Bejarano):
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od, and 14-12 with just under three minutes left in the first half. And that’s when Rodriguez came to the rescue for the Bobcats. She went on an eightpoint tear to close out the half, knocking down two from behind the 3-point arc, then picked the pocket of the Capitan point guard and went coast-to-coast for an easy lay-in. The score at halftime — Hagerman up by eleven, 24-13. In the third period, Capitan outscored Hagerman 10-7. The Tigers got
National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division ..................W L Pct GB — New York . . . . . . . . . .33 20 .623 Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . .34 24 .586 1 1⁄2 5 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .30 27 .526 12 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .23 34 .404 12 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .22 33 .400 Southeast Division ..................W L Pct GB — Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 14 .745 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .32 23 .582 9 23 Washington . . . . . . . .18 37 .327 26 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . .16 41 .281 29 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . .13 44 .228 Central Division ..................W L Pct GB — Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .36 21 .632 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .32 25 .561 4 8 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . .27 28 .491 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .22 37 .373 15 17 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .19 38 .333
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division ..................W L San Antonio . . . . . . . .45 13 Memphis . . . . . . . . . .37 18 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .31 27 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 31 New Orleans . . . . . . .20 38 Northwest Division ..................W L Oklahoma City . . . . . .41 15 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .36 22 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 26 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .26 30 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .20 34 Pacific Division ..................W L L.A. Clippers . . . . . . .41 18 Golden State . . . . . . .33 24 L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . .28 30 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . .19 39 Sacramento . . . . . . . .19 39
Pct GB .776 — .673 6 1⁄2 .534 14 .446 19 .345 25
Pct GB .732 — .621 6 1 .544 10 ⁄2 .464 15 .370 20
Pct GB .695 — .579 7 .483 12 1⁄2 .328 21 1⁄2 .328 21 1⁄2
Monday’s Games Washington 90, Toronto 84 Atlanta 114, Detroit 103 Denver 119, L.A. Lakers 108 Boston 110, Utah 107, OT Tuesday’s Games Orlando 98, Philadelphia 84 Indiana 108, Golden State 97 Miami 141, Sacramento 129, 2OT Cleveland 101, Chicago 98 Brooklyn 101, New Orleans 97 Milwaukee 95, Dallas 90 Phoenix 84, Minnesota 83, OT L.A. Clippers 106, Charlotte 84 Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Orlando, 5 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 5 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 6 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Golden State at New York, 6 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 7 p.m. Denver at Portland, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Indiana, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 6 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 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 . . . .20 13 7 0 26 New Jersey . . .19 10 5 4 24 Philadelphia . .21 9 11 1 19 N.Y. Rangers .18 8 8 2 18 N.Y. Islanders .20 8 11 1 17 Northeast Division ............GP W L OT Pts Montreal . . . . .19 12 4 3 27 Boston . . . . . . .16 12 2 2 26 Ottawa . . . . . .20 12 6 2 26 Toronto . . . . . .20 12 8 0 24 Buffalo . . . . . . .20 7 12 1 15 Southeast Division
GF GA 69 54 48 49 60 66 44 48 57 68
GF GA 53 41 49 35 48 37 57 46 50 64
Southwest winner is 2-for2 and needs to impress in next start for Derby consideration ... Could run next at either Oaklawn or home at Santa Anita. ... Next start: Undecided. Odds: 47-1. 8. Overanalyze (Pletcher, Velazquez): Johnny V could be facing some tough choices for his Derby mount. ... Remsen winner worked 4 furlongs in 48.75 Monday at Palm Meadows. ... Next start: Gotham, Aqueduct, Saturday. ... Odds: 33-1. 9. Revolutionary (Pletchto within six points after a trey by Teyna Montoya at the 1:56 mark. Hagerman got the last bucket, however, a two-pointer off the dribble-drive by Lori Gossett, making the score 31-23 with three periods complete. In the fourth, Rodriguez again came alive for the Bobcats. She had 10 points in the period, including another eightpoint outbreak in the first few minutes. When the dust had settled, Capitan looked stunned and Hagerman sported a 16-point lead, 41-25, with 5:31 left to play. The whole Hagerman team stepped up their defensive play in the fourth as well, allowing ............GP Carolina . . . . .18 Tampa Bay . . .19 Winnipeg . . . . .19 Florida . . . . . . .19 Washington . . .18
W 9 9 9 6 7
L 8 9 9 9 10
OT Pts 1 19 1 19 1 19 4 16 1 15
GF GA 50 54 70 60 52 60 48 69 51 55
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division ............GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago . . . . . .19 16 0 3 35 61 37 Nashville . . . . .20 9 6 5 23 44 47 St. Louis . . . . .18 10 6 2 22 55 52 Detroit . . . . . . .19 9 7 3 21 57 54 Columbus . . . .20 5 12 3 13 44 61 Northwest Division ............GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver . . . .19 10 5 4 24 54 52 Minnesota . . . .18 9 7 2 20 39 43 Calgary . . . . . .18 7 7 4 18 49 61 Edmonton . . . .18 7 7 4 18 42 49 Colorado . . . . .17 7 8 2 16 42 51 Pacific Division ............GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim . . . . .17 13 3 1 27 59 47 Dallas . . . . . . .20 10 8 2 22 56 57 Phoenix . . . . . .19 9 7 3 21 54 51 Los Angeles . .17 9 6 2 20 45 41 San Jose . . . . .17 8 6 3 19 41 39 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Monday’s Games Ottawa 2, Montreal 1, SO Toronto 4, Philadelphia 2 Nashville 5, Dallas 4, OT Chicago 3, Edmonton 2, OT Los Angeles 5, Anaheim 2 Tuesday’s Games Dallas 5, Columbus 4, OT Washington 3, Carolina 0 Winnipeg 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Florida 6, Pittsburgh 4 Buffalo 2, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 4, N.Y. Islanders 1 Minnesota 2, Calgary 1, OT Phoenix 4, Vancouver 2 Colorado at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Pittsburgh at Carolina, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Ottawa at Boston, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 6 p.m.
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er, Javier Castellano): Withers winner worked 4 furlongs in 48.43 Monday at Palm Meadows. ... A big race in next start could see him move up in rankings. ... Next start: Tampa Bay Derby. ... Odds: 13-1. 10. Ive Struck A Nerve: (Keith Desormeaux, James Graham): Sneaks in after winning Risen Star at odds of 135-1. ... Had done little of note previously, but merits consideration for now. ... Next start: Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds, March 30. ... Odds: 8-5 (mutuel field). the T igers just seven points in the final period. Hagerman coach Justin Gossett, while pleased to get the ‘W,’ wasn’t happy with his team’s performance. “We just didn’t come out with any intensity. We’ve got to play better, stop missing so many shots, and start making more and better passes.” Top scorers for the Bobcats were Rodriguez with 18, Taylor Hamill with 10 and Gossett with 8. Next up for Hagerman will be a trip to Mescalero to take on the Mescalero Apache Chiefs in the semifinals of the district tournament. Tip-off for that match is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday. firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 7 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Suspended C Samuel Dalembert one game for a violation of team policy. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Assigned F Peter Holland to Norfolk (AHL). Recalled F Emerson Etem from Norfolk. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Recalled C Scott Timmins from San Antonio (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS—Traded LW Simon Gagne to Philadelphia for a conditional draft pick. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Acquired F Michael Ryder and a third-round draft pick in 2013 from Dallas for F Erik Cole. NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Placed G Martin Brodeur on injured reserve, retroactive to Feb. 24. Recalled G Keith Kinkaid from Albany (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Recalled F Andrew Murray from Peoria (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled F D Matt Irwin from Worcester (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled F Casey Wellman from Hershey (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED—Signed MF Marcos Sanchez. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES—Re-signed F Chris Wondolowski. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS—Agreed to terms with MF Gershon Koffiea on contract extension. COLLEGE DUKE—Named Re’quan Boyette running backs coach. OKLAHOMA—Named Jerry Montgomery defensive line coach. SACRED HEART—Named Bobby Valentine athletic director. STANFORD—Named Morgan Turner tight ends coach. WESTERN KENTUCKY—Dismissed senior C Teeng Akol from the basketball team.
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Giant Fish Disappearing Giant fish swim through the worldâ€™s rivers and lakes. But most of them are hidden and mysterious. Legends about creatures such as the Loch* Ness Monster could have sprung from sightings of giant fish. The Loch Ness Monster is a dinosaur-like, and probably imaginary, animal that many say they have spotted in a lake in Scotland.
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The 1,100-pound Chinese paddlefish may be the largest freshwater fish in the world, at 23 feet long. But scientists fear it is extinct. No one has seen one since 2003. Giant dams are separating populations, making it harder for them to breed.
The blue catfish swims in Tennessee waters. It can weigh about 200 pounds now, but 100 years ago, it was probably much larger. Writer Mark Twain described an 800-pound catfish that many believe was a blue catfish.
Shrinking giants People have discovered huge fish weighing hundreds of pounds in rivers and lakes. Centuries ago, their ancestors were probably even bigger. Overfishing and habitat destruction may be preventing the fish from growing so large and may be killing whole species. Giant freshwater fish may be disappearing before we have had a chance to study them.
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