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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans redoubled their ef forts to roll back signature accomplishments of President Barack Obama on Tuesday, offering a slashing budget plan that would repeal new health care subsidies and cut spending across a wide swath of programs dear to Obama and his Democratic allies. VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. Surrounded by Michelangelo’s imposing frescoes imagining the beginning and the end of the world ... - PAGE A9
The GOP plan was immediately rejected by the White House as an approach that “just doesn’t add up” and would harm America’s middle class. Obama has rebuffed simi-
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lar plans two years in a row and ran strongly against the ideas when winning reelection last year — when its chief author, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was on the Republican ticket.
Ryan’s budget illustrates the stark differences in the visions of tea party-backed Republicans and Obama and his Democratic allies about the size and role of gover nment — with no obvious avenues for compromise. Senate Democrats are responding with a milder plan that would repeal
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automatic spending cuts that began to take effect earlier this month while offering $100 billion in new spending for infrastructure and job training. The Democratic counter won’t be of ficially unveiled until today, but its rough outlines were described by aides. They spoke only on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to describe it publicly.
That plan by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, DSee RYAN, Page A3
State Senate passes budget
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks about the 2014 Budget Resolution during a press conference on Capitol Hill, Tuesday.
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The state Senate unanimously passed Tuesday a $5.9 billion budget that must now go to the House of Representatives for concurrence. However, House Minority Whip Rep. Nate Gentry, RAlbuquerque, said in a statement the House Minority Caucus will not concur on the Senate budget “because it is seriously flawed.” The House passed its version of the budget in February, which Gentry said included provisions
Child abuse trial opens State revokes Lawrence’s license JESSICA PALMER RECORD STAFF WRITER
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Tuesday saw the first day of the jury trial of State of New Mexico versus Steffanie Kautz, 30, who is charged with abuse of a child resulting in death and abuse of a child without death or great bodily harm. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on May 3, 2011, in the 1200 block of West Hobbs Street, where Kautz was taking care of 14-year-old Breanna (Pooh) Bodge, who subsequently died in her care. During opening arguments, Assistant District Attor ney Matthew Stone reported that Bodge was a diabetic who became ill while staying with Kautz in Roswell. Bodge’s father Michael was working in
Artesia. “Steffanie called several people, but she never called 911.” He said that the father received a phone call from Steffanie early in the morning of May 3, telling him that Breanna was dead. Bodge returned to Roswell and found Kautz asleep next to Breanna’s body. In her opening statement, defense attor ney Anna Marie Bell told the jury that she had little argument about the timeline of the events. She infor med the court that Bodge was the custodial parent rather than her client. Bell said during a telephone conversation with Bodge, Breanna told her father she had stomach ache, but did not feel the See TRIAL, Page A3
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The Secretary of Education of the New Mexico Public Education Department revoked for mer teacher and Goddard High School coach David Lawrence’s license to teach. Lawrence was charged with criminal sexual contact, following a series of incidents that occurred during the period of October 2010 through February 2011. Lawrence was accused of participating in flirtatious behavior with the 17year -old victim Kayla Powell and then let her into his home after the Roswell-Goddard basketball game.
Rover shows Mars could have supported life
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drilling into a rock near its landing spot, the Curiosity rover has answered a key question about Mars: The red planet long ago harbored some of the ingredients needed for primitive life to thrive. Topping the list is evidence of water and basic elements that teeny organisms could feed on, scientists said Tuesday. “We have found a habitable environment that is so benign and supportive of life that probably if this water was around and you had been on the planet, you would have been able to drink it,” said chief scientist John AP Photo Grotzinger of the CaliforThis image released by NASA shows the Curiosity rover holding a scoop of powdered rock on Mars.
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According to the Decision and Order, Finding of Facts issued on Friday by PED, Morgan L yman who presided at the December 2012 hearing found, “Ms. Powell’s version of the events at the licensure hearing is truthful and that she is a credible witness.” Meanwhile, L yman reported that Lawrence was not credible. The document cited as an example Lawrence’s denial that he had given Powell his phone number, but admitted receiving texts from her. The document states, “The Respondent’s (Lawrence’s) credibility is questioned. His testimony appears to be self-serving. The document repeated
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much that had been heard during the trial, including the fact that Lawrence never reported Powell’s attempts to get his attention to school authorities and much of the “inappropriate behavior” was witnessed by other students. L yman’s conclusions were that statutes permitted him to “... deny, suspect or revoke a department-issued license for incompetency, moral turpitude or any other good and just cause.” Lawrence was tried in Chaves County District Court. He was acquitted on May 11, 2012. Unlike a jury trial where evi-
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Pipe bomb found, detonated in residential neighborhood JILL MCLAUGHLIN RECORD STAFF WRITER
State bomb experts detonated a pipe bomb discovered in a residential neighborhood Friday night. A resident found what looked like an explosive pipe near the cor ner of Lusk Drive and Washington Avenue and called Roswell Police Department’s emergency dispatch center. According to police spokeswoman Sabrina Morales, officers were dispatched at 3:30 p.m. “We went out there initially in response,” Morales said. Once the device was identified as a bomb, Roswell of ficers notified New Mexico State Police, who dispatched its bomb
squad, Morales said. State Police Sgt. Jay Blakeney from the NMSP Roswell of fice said two bomb experts were dispatched to “take care of it.” No one was injured in the explosion. The incident was wrapped up by 5 p.m., according to Roswell Police reports. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives out of Las Cruces was also notified and took over as lead agency for the investigation. The device was detonated at the location and the bomb squad “rendered it safe,” according to Agent Raphael Martinez, resident agent in charge from the See BOMB, Page A3
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Pickup truck driver Senate panel OKs background check dies from injuries
New Mexico State Police said Tuesday the driver of a pickup truck involved in a two-vehicle crash with a tractor trailer Monday has died from injuries sustained. Police responded Monday to an accident at the intersection of US 380 and Red Bridge Road. The initial investigation determined a 1990 Chevrolet pickup traveling south on Red Bridge Road collided with a 2005 Peterbuilt tractor trailer traveling west on US 380, after the pickup failed to stop at the stop sign. The pickup drove into the intersection and the tractor trailer struck the truck’s driver door and front fender.
The driver of the pickup, identified as Tom Deck, of Roswell, was transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center following the accident and died later that evening. A dog that was in the truck at the time of the accident died on impact. The driver of the tractor trailer, identified as Paul Nicholas, of Mobile, Ala., had no visible signs of injury, police said.
Police said “driver inattention and excessive speed” contributed to the crash. An autopsy is pending, but there were no indications that alcohol was a factor. Both drivers had worn seatbelts.
Tax breaks for tracks? SANTA FE (AP) — The Senate has approved a proposal for tax breaks to New Mexico’s horse racing tracks and casinos. Supporters said Tuesday the tax credits would help tracks stay in business because they’re struggling to compete with tribally operated casinos. To qualify for the tax incentives, a track would have to increase the
horse races it conducts during a season.
The tax breaks are projected to cost the state about $2.6 million in reduced revenue in the 2015 budget year when they are proposed to take effect.
The Senate approved the measure on a 27-13 vote and it goes to the House with only a few days left in the legislative session.
Cops catch, bust trio
•The police caught three thieves in the act, Tuesday, when they responded to a residential alarm call in the 700 block of West La Jolla Lane. Officers discovered the three male subjects had kicked in a door to a shed when they arrived at the scene. One reported that he was looking for his grandmother’s house; another stated that he was at the location because he needed a glass of water. The door to a utility trailer belonging to the homeowner was open; the door was shut when the homeowner went to bed. All three male subjects, including one from Artesia, were arrested. Two were charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. The third was charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of burglary tools.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition. The proposal still faces a difficult path through Congress, where GOP lawmakers say it would have little impact on crime and warn that it is a precursor to a federal registry of gun owners. Such a listing is forbidden by federal law and is anathema to conservatives and the National Rifle Association. The committee approved the bill 10-8, supported by every Democrat and opposed by all Republicans. It would require background checks for transactions between private individuals — they are now mandatory only for sales by licensed gun dealers — and expand a system designed to keep firearms from criminals, those with major mental problems and others. “This isn’t going to be a perfect bill,” said its sponsor, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., acknowledging that it wouldn’t end gun violence. “But it will sure reduce crimes.”
The panel also voted 144 for a measure providing an additional $40 million annually for school safety improvements like classroom locks and training for teachers. Four Republicans joined Democrats in backing that measure, which initially called for a higher figure that was reduced in bargaining between Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine. Awaiting a committee vote Thursday is a proposal by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. That bill is expected to win panel approval but die in the full Senate when the chamber considers gun legislation, probably in April. Tuesday’s session came as lawmakers wrestle over responding to December’s carnage at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 students and six educators. It also underscored the hurdles faced by expanded background checks, which has been seen as the most potent step lawmakers could take that has a fighting chance of passing Congress. “Mass shootings would continue to occur despite universal background checks,” said Iowa Sen.
•Police were dispatched to the 500 block of South Evergreen Avenue, Tuesday, after the victim returned home to find that the outside light that had been left on was off and a Samsun TV, a DVD player and a Wii system had been removed from the home. The missing items were valued at $1,140.
Police were called to Circle K at the cor ner of Berrendo and Main streets. The victim reported that he had left his BMX bicycle, valued at $400, outside the store. When he returned, it was missing. A witness told police a juvenile had taken off with the bike. Anyone having 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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Charles Grassley, the committee’s top Republican. “Criminals will continue to steal guns and buy them illegally to circumvent the requirements. When that happens, we will be back here debating whether gun registration is needed. And when registration fails, then the next step is gun confiscation.” Schumer responded that that assertion “demeans the argument.” Schumer said he is continuing to negotiate with Republicans in hopes of crafting a compromise background-check bill. Talks failed with conservative Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. Schumer also faces potential defections from a half-dozen moderate Democrats from Republican-leaning states in the South and West who face re-election next year. There are 53 Democrats in the 100-member Senate and two independents who usually side with them. Republicans are likely to force Democrats to get the 60 votes needed to advance legislation. Leaders in the GOPdominated House have expressed little support for extending background checks to private transactions. According to the Justice Department, the government has conducted 118
million background checks since the system began in 1998 and rejected 2.1 million applicants because of them. Supporters of expanding the system say this shows how many dangerous people have been denied firear ms, while opponents argue that the requirement simply drives criminals to get their weapons elsewhere. Schumer’s bill would exempt some transactions, like those between close relatives. It would also delay currently mandated cuts in federal aid to states that don’t improve the number of mental health records they report to the federal background check system, but reimpose the cuts in coming years. The penalty is designed to prod states to do a better job of reporting the information to the national system, following shootings by people whose information had not been sent to Washington. Obama had lunch Tuesday with Senate Democrats. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a moderate who worked with Schumer toward a bipartisan background check deal, said Obama told them that guns and background checks were “a very important topic and he’d like to see what could be practically done.”
Animal permit on City Council agenda
City Council will hold a public hearing during its monthly meeting Thursday, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave., regarding a proposed ordinance that is an effort to regulate the selling and breeding of cats and dogs. Ordinance No. 13-06 would amend the city’s Municipal Code to limit the number dogs or cats a person or household could own to five and require valid permits for breeding and litters. Those intending to own more than five animals would have to obtain a multiple animal permit. The ordinance would prohibit the sale, offer for sale, barter or give away of a puppy or kitten without
an appropriate permit. It also would impose fees for each per mit, as well as fines for violations, such as not having a litter or multianimal permit or advertising puppies or kittens for sale without a permit. Those who would like to speak during the public hearing must sign up prior to the meeting. The council also will review and vote on Lodger’s Tax funding requests for events such as the 29th annual Milkman Triathlon and the Hike It & Spike It Charity Flag Football Tournament. The full agenda for the meeting is available online at roswell-nm.gov or by calling 624-6700.
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Wash., would raise taxes by almost $1 trillion over a decade and cut spending by almost $1 trillion over the same period. But more than half of the combined deficit savings would be used to repeal the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that began to hit the economy earlier this month and are slated to continue through the decade. All this was in the works as Obama trekked to the Capitol to join Senate Democrats for their weekly closed-door policy luncheon as part of his bipartisan outreach efforts to lawmakers in both House and Senate on the budget. Obama is pressing for a “grand bargain” that would attract more moderate elements from both parties — even as this week’s competing budget presentations are tailored to appeal strictly along party lines. Obama meets with House Republicans today. At issue is the arcane and partisan congressional budget process, which involves a unique, nonbinding measure called a
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intended to improve the state’s education system, increase economic development and enhance public safety.
However, he said, the Senate’s version cuts education funding and fails to provide funding for programs such as the 11th Grade Assessment/Science Retest and Reads-to-Lead, “one of the most important reform initiatives in the budget.”
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illness was caused by her blood sugar. Bodge then told Kautz to let Breanna sleep. Bell also reported that the Office of the Medical Investigator ruled the death an accident, a combination of pancreatitis and diabetic ketoacidosis from dehydration due to insulin deficiency associated with high blood sugar level. The first witness for the State was Sgt. Rusty Brisco, supervisor of the midnight shift. He reported that he was one of the first persons at the scene. When he entered the home, he found Breanna dead in the middle of a bedroom floor and called the Emergency Services. Breanna’s father Michael Bodge was called to the stand next to present State’s evidence. He admitted that Kautz and Bodge were close and Breanna had spent the night in Roswell rather than Artesia with her father at her
budget resolution. When the process works as designed — which is rarely — budget resolutions have the potential to stake out parameters for follow-up legislation specifying spending and rewriting the complex U.S. tax code. But this year’s dueling GOP and Democratic budget proposals are more about defining political differences — as if last year’s elections didn’t do enough of that — than charting a path toward a solution. Driving the House GOP plan is a promise to pass a budget that would balance the government’s books, which the measure would achieve by cutting $756 billion over 10 years from the Medicaid health program for the poor and disabled, cutting deeply into the dayto-day budgets of domestic agencies and repealing new health coverage subsidies enacted two years ago with Obama’s signature health care bill. R yan is moving on to a new battle over the annual cap for the 12 spending bills that Congress is supposed to pass each year. His budget assumes that the $1 trillion in savings over the coming nine years from controversial auto“Unfortunately, the Senate has decided to play political games with what would, undoubtedly, be an improvement to our education system,” Gentry said, adding that the Senate budget’s funding for the Job T raining Incentive Program and the Local Economic Development Act also is too low.
“This is unacceptable, particularly given that the Legislature has yet to produce a tax package that actually helps level the playing field so New Mexico can compete for
request. He said he was unavailable during much of the girl’s two-day stay with Kautz because the company was dismantling a drilling rig, at which time cell phones are rendered inoperable. He called at the first opportunity, around 6:30 p.m., to make sure Breanna was all right. He said she told him that she had a stomach ache, but otherwise she was fine. Bodge said that the following day he received a call around 5 a.m. in which Kautz told him,“Pooh’s dead.” He wept as he described the scene in the Hobbs Street apartment. “I found my daughter, she was lying on the floor. ... I tried to get her to wake up. She had something coming out of her mouth.” Bodge tesrtified that Kautz objected when he tried to call the police. He left the residence to contact 911, and when he returned he discovered Kautz was gone and he had been locked out of the apartment. During cross-examina-
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matic spending cuts, just now starting, much of the money coming from the day-to-day agency budgets for the Pentagon and domestic agencies, will stay in effect. R yan, however, would restore those cuts to the Pentagon and instead makes domestic agencies absorb them. The White House weighed in against the Ryan plan, saying it would tur n Medicare into a voucher program and protect the wealthy from tax increases. Meanwhile, the Senate turned Tuesday to a bipartisan, almost 600-page measure for the ongoing fiscal year that serves as the legislative vehicle to fund the day-to-day operations of gover nment through Sept. 30 — and prevent a government shutdown when current funding runs out March 27. Sens. Tom Cobur n, ROkla., and John McCain, R-Ariz., held up the official start of debate on the measure, complaining that they hadn’t had enough time to scrutinize it. The two are longtime thorns in the side of senators on the powerful Appropriations Committee. jobs with our neighboring states,” he said.
The budget also fails to appropriate necessary public safety funding, he said, providing the New Corrections Mexico Department less than half of its requested amount.
“In its current state, we cannot support this budget,” he said. “New Mexicans deserve better, and we are committed to improving our education system, growing economic development and increasing public safety—for the children and families of our great state.” tion, Bell asked Bodge if he had read his witness statement. Again Bodge cried, saying it was not something he could read. He acknowledged that he trusted Steffanie with his daughter, who had been hospitalized in the past with diabetic reactions, and felt that at the age of 14 it was Breanna’s responsibility to monitor her blood sugar. In redirect, Deputy District Attorney Michael Murphy asked if Breanna was exhibiting the slurred speech, a symptom of ketoacidosis. Bodge replied, “No.” He also told the court that Kautz had never asked if Breanna should go to the doctor. Officer Gerald Juarez, who sat with the father during his initial witness statement, described Kautz’s reaction when he answered Bodge’s cell phone. According to Juarez, she said, “Why did you do that to me?” When he identified himself, she allegedly hung up. firstname.lastname@example.org
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nia Institute of Technology. The discovery comes seven months after Curiosity touched down in an ancient crater. Last month, it flexed its robotic arm to drill into a finegrained, veiny rock and then tested the powder in its onboard labs. Curiosity is the first spacecraft sent to Mars that could collect a sample from deep inside a rock, and scientist said they hit pay dirt with that first rock. Mars today is a hostile, frigid desert, constantly bombarded by radiation. Previous missions have found that the planet was more tropical billions of years ago. And now scientists have their first evidence of a habitable environment outside of Earth. This was an environment where microbes “could have lived in and maybe even prospered in,” Grotzinger said. The car-size rover made a dramatic “seven-minutes-of-terror” landing last August near the planet’s equator. As hightech as Curiosity is, it lacks the tools to detect actual microbes, living or extinct. It can only use its chemistry lab to examine
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ATF. “It’s an ongoing investigation,” Martinez said. “We are working closely with the state police.” Investigators are still looking into where the device was constructed and if it was homemade, he said. “Each one is unique,” Martinez said. Martinez declined to say whether the bomb was near any property. The neighborhood is lined with manufactured
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Martian rocks to determine the kind of environment they might have lived in. The analysis revealed the rock that Curiosity bore into contained a chemical soup of sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus and simple carbon — essential chemical ingredients for life. Also present were clay and sulfate minerals, signs that the rock formed in a watery environment. NASA rovers Opportunity and Spirit — before it fell silent — also uncovered evidence of a wet Martian past elsewhere on the planet, but scientists think the water would have been too acidic for microbes. The ancient water at Curiosity’s pit stop — possibly a for mer lake bed — appears to be neutral and not too salty. It previously found a hint of the site’s watery past — an old streambed that the six-wheel rover crossed to get to the flat bedrock. Curiosity has yet to turn up evidence of complex carbon compounds, fundamental to all living things. Scientists said a priority is to search for a place where organics might be preserved. The drilled rock isn’t far from Curiosity’s landing spot in Gale Crater; the homes situated next to an open field. Of ficials declined to speculate whether the device was the latest attempt at another arson. Roswell has seen several cases of suspected arson in the past few months. Martinez said this incident does not appear to be connected to the latest outbreak of residential fires. “I can’t go into whether this happens often,” he said. “But it is not part of arson to my knowledge.” Police suspect arson in a rash of house fires along the 1400 block of
dence must convince the jury that a defendant is guilty beyond “reasonable doubt,” the competency hearing viewed the case from “preponderance of evi-
dence.” L yman felt that the weight of the evidence presented at the hearing was sufficient to indicate that Lawrence had violated standards of professional conduct which prohibit his making “repeated sexual references and physical conduct or conduct of a
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board says there’s a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for fatally shooting a cow in Grant County last month. The rancher who owned the cow found her dead Feb. 13 on his ranch southwest of Santa Clara. Board officials say they
could bring charges of either extreme cruelty to animals or injury to livestock. Both are fourthdegree felonies. The reward is being of fered by the Livestock Board, New Mexico Cattle Growers and Grant County Cattle Growers. The last case investigated by the Livestock Board was late last year when several
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rover is ultimately headed to a mountain in the crater’s middle. Images from space spied signs of clay layers at the base of the mountain — a good spot to hunt for the elusive organics.
It has been slow going as engineers lear n to handle the rover, which is far more tech-savvy than anything that has landed before on Earth’s planetary neighbor.
Over the years, Mars spacecraft in orbit and on the surface have beamed back a wealth of information about the planet’s geology. Scientists have also been able to study rocks from Mars that have occasionally landed on Earth. The latest news comes during a lull in the twoyear, $2.5 billion mission. Curiosity has been prevented from doing science experiments as engineers troubleshoot a computer problem.
Scientists still plan to drive toward the mountain, but not until Curiosity drills into another rock at its current location. Since flight controllers on Earth will be out of touch with Mars spacecraft for most of next month due to a planetary alignment, the second drilling won’t get under way until May.
South Mulberry Avenue in February and possibly in a travel trailer blaze on East Jefferson Street on March 3, where fire investigators found a broken beer bottle with a charred cloth in it and accelerants on top of the trailer. Multiple other fires in dumpsters and other activity was been reported. Anyone with information about suspicious activity is asked to call police immediately at 624-6770, fire investigators at 624-3830, or Crime Stoppers at 888594-TIPS (8477).
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Legislative session moves into the final stretch
Three days to go and a thousand bills to cover. That’s a tall order and it won’t be filled. At the beginning of this session, when the leadership battle between Democratic candidate Sen. Pete Campos and conservative Democrat candidate Mary Kay Papen was fought, it was explained that the president pro tem of the Senate appointed all the committees. To many, that didn’t seem like a crucial power. But it is. The committee chairman can hold a bill in his/her committee for the entire session without hearing it. The old accounting principal of first-in, first-out doesn’t apply. An important bill simply can be ignored. Occasionally it gets less simple. Back in the 1960s, Fred Foster, chairman of the House Education Committee, grabbed a bill he didn’t like, placed it in the bottom drawer of his desk,
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locked the drawer and proclaimed it would never see the light of day. The action really wasn’t necessary but Fred wanted to make a point. Sen. Tom Benavides wasn’t even a committee chairman but somehow he got hold of the original copy of a bill, which is the only copy that counts. He got in his car and drove it to Juarez, where it remained for the rest of the session. I’m sure similar situations have occurred many times but I witnessed these happening. The most common occurrence, however, is for a committee secretary
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to have a list of lame excuses for bill sponsors who wonder why their bill is not being heard by a committee. Unless a bill has been heard by every committee to which it has been referred at this point in a session, it is essentially dead. Committees don’t meet much at this point in a session because floor sessions, which take precedence, are nearly always in session hearing bills that already passed all their committees. When a newspaper headline announces a bill has passed a committee, readers sometimes are confused that the bill now is law. But that is just a small step in the process. New Mexico has a mini-filibuster process in which lawmakers can talk a bill to death, thereby slowing down the process and running out the clock before other bills are considered.
At this point in a session rumors start flying that a special session will have to be called to consider important legislation that won’t have time to pass. It doesn’t happen often unless it is a bill the governor deeply wants. The governor is in charge of calling special sessions. Guns are the subject of a tremendous amount of legislation this year after all the mass shootings. Many are predicting that this is the year when people will quit talking about gun control and actually doing something. But a surprising amount of legislation promotes gun rights. According to the Council of State Gover nments, 30 states have introduced legislation making it a felony to enforce federal gun restrictions. New Mexico is one of those states. It was predicted that the first bill passed and signed in New Mexico would a bill limiting lia-
bility of aerospace manufacturers in the case of space travel accidents. New Mexico’s Spaceport America is losing business because of not having the legislation. But those bills are languishing in committees. The first bill passed after the “feed bill” that pays expenses for the legislative session was a bill by Sen. William Payne of Albuquerque designating April as Bataan-Corregidor Heritage Month It is a very worthy bill. Several Bataan events will be coming soon, including a reenacting of the March. We’ll be talking about some of those events in a coming column. Meanwhile it is time for some late night sessions to get some business done at the state capitol in Santa Fe. (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)
A month ago, we would have bet the ranch that Congress would pass some sort of immigration reform this year. Now, we are not quite so confident. We still believe that a majority of lawmakers in both houses, and on both sides of the aisle, agree that something ought to be done about the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. But the momentum on Capitol Hill for comprehensive immigration reform, which was almost palpable last month, has clearly diminished. President Barack Obama almost certainly had a lot to do with it. With eight senators, Democrats and Republicans, working to fashion an immigration reform bill that could win bipartisan support, the White House leaked its own competing immigration reform proposal about three weeks ago. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., one of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, spoke for many of his fellow Republicans when he said Obama’s proposal was “disappointing to those of us working on a serious solution.” Then, there was the president’s decision to go negative against Republicans during the run-up to the sequester, insisting that they would bear much of the blame for the “series of immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts.” The GOP “chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit,” the president charged, adding, “they decided that protecting special interest tax breaks for the well-off and wellconnected is more important than protecting our military and middle-class families from these cuts.” And as if the harsh rhetoric emanating from the Oval Office was not enough to all but destroy relations with his loyal opposition on Capitol Hill, Obama decided to dramatize the deleterious consequence of the sequester by releasing some 2,000 illegal immigrants detained by Homeland Security for criminal offenses. Even newspapers that sided with the president in his battle with Republicans over the sequester, like the Boston Globe, editorialized that the Obama administration’s wholesale release of so many undocumented detainees wasn’t the correct response to sequestration. We would add that it also wasn’t helpful to the cause of immigration reform because the biggest concern voiced by many Republicans was border security and related issues. It is hard to see how Obama’s prisoner dump did much to allay those legitimate security concerns. But the president is nothing if not politically astute. Recognizing that he overplayed his hand in the sequester scrum, he reached out to Republicans last week in what Reuters described as a “schmooze offensive,” actually breaking bread with selected GOP lawmakers. It remains to be seen if Obama’s outreach leads to a thaw in his frosty relations with Republicans. At least enough to enact bipartisan immigration reform legislation this year. Guest Editorial The Orange County Register DEAR DOCTOR K: I know lots of foods raise cholesterol levels. But are there any foods that lower cholesterol? DEAR READER: Indeed there are. But before talking about them, it’s worth saying a few words about foods that raise your cholesterol. Except for a very few people who inherit genes that cause them to have high cholesterol, most of us who have had a "cholesterol problem" (which includes me) do it to ourselves by the foods we eat. Foods with lots of cholesterol raise our blood cholesterol levels. But foods with lots of saturated fats and trans fats (the "bad fats") are even worse. They cause your liver to make lots of cholesterol.
Supreme Court and Defense of Marriage Act
Given his track record on marital fidelity, former President Bill Clinton is not the person I would consult about “committed, loving relationships.” Clinton used those words in a Washington Post op-ed last week, urging the Supreme Court to overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman, which he signed into law. In his column, Clinton said that 1996 “was a very different time.” No state recognized same-sex marriage and supporters of DOMA “believed that its passage ‘would diffuse
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Foods rich in saturated fats include whole milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, red meat and coconut products. Foods rich in trans fats include hard margarines, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, many deep-fried fast foods and most commercial baked goods. These are the foods you want to eat less of, to avoid raising your cholesterol. What
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a movement to enact a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, which would have ended the debate for a generation or more.’” Clinton says he now supports samesex marriage based on justice, equality and the Constitution. All of the arguments for and against same-sex marriage
about foods to eat more of, to lower your cholesterol? Some cholesterol-lowering foods have a lot of soluble fiber, which sticks to cholesterol in the gut. When that happens, the cholesterol is not easily digested, so it passes out of your body in a bowel movement instead of entering your blood. The same thing happens with foods rich in plant sterols and stanols. Other cholesterol-lowering foods are rich in the "good fats" (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) that directly lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Here are five foods you can start with to get your cholesterol-busting under way: — OATS. Choose oatmeal or a cold oat-based cereal such
have been heard and will be heard again on March 26 and 27 when lawyers on both sides of the issue argue two key cases regarding same-sex marriages before the Supreme Court. The justices are expected to rule in June. It will be the court’s most important social and cultural ruling since its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. What advocates for samesex marriage should be asked is whether they consider any other human relationship worthy of similar constitutional protection and based on what standard? The Constitution doesn’t guarantee the
as Cheerios for breakfast. It gives you 1 to 2 grams of soluble fiber. Add a banana or some strawberries for another half-gram. — BEANS. Beans are especially rich in soluble fiber. They also take a while for the body to digest, meaning you feel full longer after a meal. With so many choices — from navy and kidney beans to lentils, garbanzos, black-eyed peas and beyond — and so many ways to prepare them, beans are a very versatile food. — NUTS. Eating almonds, walnuts, peanuts and other nuts is good for the heart. Eating 2 ounces of nuts a day can slightly lower LDL. And nuts See DR. K, Page A5
right to marry. States, not the federal gover nment, issue marriage licenses. Current laws restrict “underage” marriage, as well as polygamy. If marriage is same-sex approved, what’s to stop polygamists from demanding legal protection and cultural acceptance? Justice Antonin Scalia predicted as much in 2003 in his dissent of the Lawrence v. Texas case, in which the court struck down the sodomy law in Texas. So I ask, if “fairness” and “equality” are the standard, isn’t it also “unfair” to “discriminate”
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March 13, 1988 Brandon Doan, a senior at Goddard High School, has been nominated by U.S. Rep. Joe Skeen. R-N.M., for an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Doan, 18, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Doan of Roswell. “Brandon is the kind of future leader I look for when I make a nomination to any of our military academies,” Skeen said. “Of course, it is now up to West Point to make the final appointments. But I am pleased to have had a part in giving Brandon this opportunity.” Doan maintains a 4.0 grade point average, is a member of the National Honor Society and is listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
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Republicans need a leader
Dear Editor: The Republicans need a national leader. The Republican party in New Mexico is apparently alive and doing well. This is due in large part to the leadership of Gov. Susana Martinez. I disagree with her on some issues, particularly in education, but she presents her policies and beliefs concisely, clearly and consistently. You may not agree with her, but you know where, who and what she is politically. Democrats and Republicans respect that. This is not true of the national Republican Party in Washington, D.C. Because they don’t have a consensus national leader, their message is segmented, inconsistent, misunderstood and consequently unacceptable to most American people. The power struggle within the national party is literally tearing them apart and making Republicans launch vicious attacks on their own party. Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, said the Republicans had to quit being the stupid party. Newt Gingrich said that if the Republicans didn’t “wise up” they couldn’t defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. Another prominent Republican said the party was headed for la la land if they didn’t accept facts and make drastic changes. Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said he was flabbergasted by the Republicans’ political ineptitude. Two of the Republicans’ biggest problems are Rush Limbaugh and the tea party. Rush Limbaugh is not the leader of the Republican Party, but he is the voice of the party. He is filling the leadership vacuum the Republicans have created by not having a national leader. Rush Limbaugh is interested solely in ratings and money, not the Republican Party and certainly not in the welfare of the American people, but because Republican elected officials in Washington, D.C., stand in such abject fear of his condemnation, they don’t dare call him out or disagree with him when he makes his outlandish and damaging assertions. Because of this the millions of people who listen to him think he is really speaking for the Republican Party when he is really just speaking for Rush Limbaugh, and really hurting Republicans. The tea party is having a devastating effect on the Republican Party because they refuse to make, or even let, the government work. They believe only in opposing anything the government tries to do and the American people are getting tired of their constant obstructionism. If the GOP wants to reclaim its power and prestige, it must do two things. First, they have to develop a policy and a message that is clear, concise, consistent and, most important of all, acceptable to a much wider part of the electorate. Second, they must find a leader who has the courage, charisma and commitment to reunite the party and convincingly promote their agenda. The ticket to the future is a one-way ticket. We ain’t goin’ back. If the members of the GOP don’t buy their ticket and get on the train to the future, they are going to be left at the station to wonder where everyone went and why they are, indeed, headed for the la la land of irrelevancy. Randle Easley Roswell
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have additional nutrients that protect the heart in other ways. — FOODS FORTIFIED WITH STEROLS AND STANOLS. Companies are adding sterols and stanols to foods ranging from granola bars to orange juice and chocolate. They’re also available as supplements. — FATTY FISH. Eating fish two or three times a week can lower LDL in two ways: by replacing meat, which has LDLboosting saturated fats, and by delivering LDL-
lowering omega-3 fats. Omega-3s also reduce triglycerides, a type of fat in the bloodstream. If you’re buying packaged food at the market, check the Nutrition Facts label to see how much of each kind of good fat and bad fat, and how much fiber, are present. It’s much easier to eat healthy today. (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.)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Obama uses scare tactics
Dear Editor: President Obama says the sky will fall if Republicans let the “sequester” ($85 billion in spending cuts) happen. According to Bob Woodward of Watergate fame, it was his idea. Obama also said he’d veto any attempt not to let them happen. Hal Rhodes knows this, but like the Democratic drone he is, says Republicans court disaster by allowing the cuts. He knows House Republicans passed replacement bills that won’t cost jobs nor keep the government from carrying out its duties. He knows Senate Democrats won’t consider the bills nor pass a substitute of their own. Henny Penny foments hysteria because he wants to extort more money. He’s certain Republicans will give him what he wants because they caved to avert the “fiscal cliff” and he’ll game them again to raise the “debt ceiling” in May. He’ll then threaten to withhold Social Security checks, pensions for vets and refuse to pay our soldiers. Obama proposed the cuts, Congress approved them and Obama signed them into law. They amount to less than 3 cents of each dollar spent in a budget that will spend more money this year than last. The cuts will gut our military because its spending has already been reduced by $47 billion a year. Although defense is 18 percent of the budget, it’s half the sequester cut. Domestic cuts, the other half, will hurt because cuts are across-the-board, so Head Start will have 3 percent less children and fewer teachers will be needed. Three percent could be gleaned from finger paints and paper, but that’s not what Chicken Little wants. Fifty-one percent of our neighbors voted for socialism. Most blacks, Latinos and single women with children did; many of them depend on government for support and pay no income tax. The forty-niners who don’t want to reduce their standard of living and that of their children and grandchildren for anyone who feels they’re owed a living. Democrats are the reason for stagnant wages and rising food, fuel and utility costs. They now want to mandate high premium plans in our health exchange which many families won’t be able to afford. Obama added $6 trillion to our debt and seeks to add trillions more. By the end of the month, he’ll submit a budget that won’t even get a vote from his party. Senate Democrats won’t offer one, and Go-along Get-along Republicans in the House will present one that’s unacceptable because it cuts the rate of spending, not spending itself. There’ll also be one more change to make responsible sequester cuts, but it won’t happen because Obama wants us to feel the pain so we’ll beg for what’s lost. He’s mistaken. We have to cut real spending at least 1 percent every year he’s in office, letting agencies figure out where to cut. We also need to limit corporate and personal welfare. Except for charitable donations and crop insurance, tax loopholes, including subsidies for ethanol, sugar and green energy, have to be closed. We need to help children, the elderly and the disabled. Except for food stamps and three months of unemployment, we have to end aid to the able bodied. If they die, they die. We’ll pass the hat, pray for them and put them in the ground. We need one tax rate for everyone, and if Congress won’t fix it, we have to pay out what’s
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against polygamists who wish to live in “loving” and “committed” relationships? Since we are rapidly discarding the rules for living and social order set down in a book found in most motel room drawers, what is to replace it? Opinion polls? Clever legal arguments? Fairness? What exactly does “fairness” mean and who decides what’s fair? Many things may seem “unfair,” but not all can, or should, be addressed by courts. I am reminded of this exchange between Humpty Dumpty and Alice in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”: “’When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’( ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things ...’” Last week in Sacramento, Calif., Justice Anthony Kennedy lamented that the Supreme Court is asked to settle too many politically charged issues. Responding to reporters, Kennedy said, “A democracy should not be dependent for its major decisions on what nine unelected people from a narrow legal background have to say.
left in entitlement funds. Social Security will pay out 75 percent in 20 years. The disability fund runs out of money in 2016. In 2014, we also have to rid ourselves of Democrats and Go-along, Get-along Republicans. Respectfully, Your knuckle-dragging, Bible-banging, Flag-waiving neighbor, Ralph Rivera Roswell
Hunt hogs instead of coyotes
Dear Editor: The just ended coyote hunt killed over a hundred, and sheep are now much safer, they say. Wild hogs are spreading all over the country and are a serious threat to the cattle industry and the environment and something should be done about them. A sow can have three litters a years of 10 to 12 piglets. They destroy crops, pasture, the environment and spread disease. Killing off all the coyotes eliminates a species that would help control them. Perhaps there should be a hog killing contest. At least the hogs can be eaten. John Ford Roswell
New Mexico education
Dear Editor: The New Mexico Legislature is proposing a bill that would require third graders to be able to read at that level prior to being promoted. Gov. Susana Martinez strongly supports this concept, and promoted it in the past, before the Democratic controlled Legislature killed it. At the heart of this legislation are some interesting figures for our state: high school dropout rate 35 percent, literacy ranking 48th, poverty level 48th, fourthgrade reading level 49th, 46 percent of our population can’t read at a fifth-grade level and teen pregnancy is the highest in the nation. One might then ask, why are the Democrats against this legislation? Why do the Democrats not want our citizens educated? If the population becomes more educated some major changes may come about: better jobs, higher income, more self-reliance, a clearer vision of politician’s agenda and less dependency on the government. By keeping the majority uneducated, they keep the low income and the uneducated dependent on the state, they keep the poor under their control and they keep them subservient to the entitlement philosophy, unable to see any upward mobility. This may also be the hidden agenda of open borders, to maintain a majority as an uneducated population beholden to the Democrats and the great American entitlement programs that the Democrats so cherish and use to maintain the vote. Samuel Adams, writing in the Boston Gazette in 1722, stated, “It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice, for they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail.” The Democrat politicians both nationally and in New Mexico would do well to listen to Mr. Adams’ description of tyrants. William Dawe Roswell And I think it’s of tremendous importance for our political system to show the rest of the world — and we have to show ourselves first — that democracy works because we can reach agreement on a principle basis.” The states, or Congress, should be allowed to sort out how they wish to define and license marriage, not the Supreme Court. It doesn’t take a prophet to see where this is headed. A nation that legalizes abortion and applies no stigma to cohabitation and out-of-wedlock births is not about to suddenly discover the moral courage to say “no” to same-sex marriage. In the 1999 film “The Matrix,” Agent Smith has Neo pinned down on a subway track. As the train approaches, Agent Smith says: “You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability. It is the sound of your death.” If, as I suspect, the Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, it will be the inevitable result of an increasing number of Americans abandoning the source of morality and goodness. As Calvin Coolidge said of our Declaration of Independence, “We cannot continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandon the cause.” (Write to Cal Thomas at: Tribune 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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Update on cemetery; ‘Taps’ and Billie Francis It appears an agreement as to “who” is doing “what” in the creation of Roswell’s general McBride/Willis Veterans Cemetery (no official name is yet) has been reached. Contact between Bert Eldridge and the city ended in agreement that Roswell’s Smith Engineering Company would continue working with Eldridge, Ray Willis, Harry McGraw and other project members to complete our local vet cemetery, in which the Federal Government has shown no interest. The New Mexico State Government is still considering what they can or will do to assist in this valiant effort. Other areas of the State have received and will receive funding (Fort Stanton, Fort Bayard, etc.) for “in-state projects” related to veterans burial sites.
columns that we should check out companies offering to help us with our vet Cemetery, so I did just that concerning Smith Engineering Company. Smith Engineering has provided varied engineering services through on-call contracts to many clients. These include the City of Albuquerque, the City of Rio Rancho, Sandia National Laboratories, Bernalillo County, the City of Deming, the Pueblo of Isleta, the City of Artesia, the Town of Silver City, the City of Roswell and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Facility (FLETC) in Artesia. They are experts in the areas of water/wastewater, flood control and drainage, transportation engineering, structural engineering, site engineering, and construction services with more than 23 years “in the business.” They provide services to the region
from their offices in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell and Midland, Texas. Many customers (as well as local funeral directors) speak highly of their services. My humble opinion—the decision to keep Smith Engineering “on task” for our cemetery was “ kin A-OK” (an affirmative military term from the old combat trenches). February “Taps” : “Their service was honorable and their purpose noble, as they are forever included in our ranks of this Nation’s defenders.” This month, we recog-
Senior Circle invites you to wear your Easter bonnet
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Senior Circle, a resource of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, is holding its March birthday party at 3 p.m. Wednesday. All members and prospective members are invited. Those attending are encouraged to wear decorated Easter bonnets. The bonnet should be decorated by the individual wearing it. A vote will be held and the winner will get a prize. Refreshments, including birthday cake, will be served, and entertainment will be provided by the Singin’ Seniors. Senior Circle is in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next to Family Dollar. For more information, call 6232311.
Chapter B, P.E.O. will meet on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Andrews Church parish hall. Hostesses will be the 2012-2013 outgoing officers. Election and installation of 2013-2014 officers will take place. For more information call 622-5069.
The Morning Garden Club will meet at the home of Martha Morris, 1800 W. Fourth St., at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. The program will be about maintaining trees and shrubs presented by Sandra Barraza, a county extension agent. If you have any questions, please call Martha Morris at 623-5224. It's 1800 instead of 1400.
BINGO every Thursday at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. Great Winnings! The game 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.
Walk for Hope
Walk for Hope is scheduled to take place on May 10. In preparation there will be a another Team Captain Meeting on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. There will be information on how to form teams, sign up cancer survivors and initiate fundraising activities for the 2013 event. Guaranteed T -shirt deadline will be April 1, so please register by this date. We are still recruiting cancer survivors so call Pebbles Cole at 808-0075 to sign up. For more information and address please contact Crystal Hester at 4202253 or Julie Morrow at 637-9550. Walk for Hope is a fundraising event that assists local residents with practical
The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico is having its 9th Annual Historical Garage Sale. Starting Monday March 18, bring all those unwanted usable items to the Historical Society, or better yet bring them by the garage sale location between 12:30 and 2 p.m. after the 18. The funds raised will go for
nize Michael D. Carter, (PURPLE HEAR T), Specialist 4 (T)/E-4, 4/E-4, United States Army, Vietnam War; Dudley E. Stefhon , Staff Sergeant E-6, United States Air Force, Vietnam War; Marshall E. Miller, Specialist 4/E-4,United States Army, World War II; Vinson Carter, Air man Second Class/E-3, United States Air Force, Korean War; William Mayes, FTA 3rd Class, United States Navy, Korean War.
As an addendum to this months “Taps,” I consider it an honor to mention the passing of a genuine soldiers’ friend and avid supporter, my mother-in-law Billie Francis (Mudder) Stewart. Being 93-years-old, Billie’s support for the troops and her country goes all the way back to our War for Independence. Her love for her country started with Gen. George Washington and our
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Nation’s first heroes, right on through to our soldiers fighting in today’s desert wars. She wrote letters to Presidents, Secretaries of Defense and other Government leaders, not complaining of the ugliness of war (which most people acknowledge), but of support for the men and women who were asked to risk their lives for our Nation, which she loved dearly. She never missed a Bob Hope Special (sporting our troops, the USO, Red Cross, etc.). Billie was a very sweet and Godly soul, with a prayer for everyone and especially her beloved “one Nation under God.” She even wrote a letter of encouragement to Oklahoma Sooner’s Coach Bob Stoops when the boys had a bad year. The coach wrote Billie a personal note of thanks, which she kept in her “papers.” Goodbye Billie, you will be missed. God bless.
needs as they go through cancer treatment.
Assistance League of Chaves County will hold its regular meeting on Friday at the chapter house at 2601 N. Aspen. Members and guests are invited to the social at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. Hostesses are Chairman Linda Gilmore, Brenda Gottlieb, Rita Hughes, Cathie Ingram and Brenda Jaquess. Assisteens will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Las Lianas Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25. For further information call Jean Maley at 622-6152 or e-mail jeanmaley@msn. com.
Goddard High’s FFA will be hosting a pie auction Friday at 7 p.m. at the GHS Little Theatre. FFA students are working hard competing in judged competitions every weekend. All of the money raised will go toward the FFA students who make it to state. All pies will be homemade and just as good as Grandma’s! Everyone is welcome. We greatly appreciate your support. Come raise your hand and prepare to buy a pie.
On Saturday, the annual Hobby Show will take place at the Roswell Adult Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. One division of that show is the motorcycle show. There are six categories in which one may enter bike(s). These are cruisers, touring, custom creations, sports, historic (30 years+) and rat. Entry fee is only $5 per bike and it's people choice. So enter your bike and tell all your friends to come support you! The RAC is at the corner of Ninth Street and Missouri Avenue. If you have other hobbies you think people might find interesting call 624-6718 to get information on entering.
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The Roswell Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with New York Life Insurance Company to offer long-term care insurance policies to the Roswell Chamber of Commerce members and their families. There is no obligation or requirement to participate in this voluntary insurance program. To learn more about it, there will be a Lunch & Learn event March 21 from 11:30 a.m.- 1p.m. at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, 131 W. 2nd St. Register now!
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The actual date of the garage sale is April 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mark your calendar now. The location is the old Block Buster Video store, in the Plains Park Shopping Center. If you have a few items to donate, bring them by the Historical Museum between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 200 N.
Lea Ave. If you have a large amount to donate, call Roger K. Burnett at 6228333 to make arrangements to deliver them directly to the garage sale location. You can also call to make arrangements to have items picked up if you are unable to bring them in. No clothes, please.
For more information call Roger or Patricia at 6228333.
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A box with eight Catahoula mix puppies was found abandoned outside the Roswell Mall recently. The puppies are about 2-months-old; there are four females and four males. Some are tri-color, some are tan and white and some are merle! Pictured here is a member of the litter, a sweet male merle. For more information about him, his brothers and sisters, or other adoptable pets, visit Animal Services at 705 E. McGaffey St., or call them at 6246722.
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US braces for another bad fire year ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Despite the slowest start to a wildfire season in a decade, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday his agency is preparing for another busy year, but with fewer firefighters. Late winter stor ms have helped bring more snow and rain to some parts of the country, but Chief Tom T idwell told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that much of the South and Southwest are expected to dry out by May and June as drought conditions persist. That will give way to a season much like last year, when more than 14,500 square miles — an area bigger than the state of Maryland — were charred. A dozen lives were also lost last year and more than 2,200 homes and businesses were destroyed. The predicted hot spots for wildfires this year? Tidwell pointed to Florida, Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California. “The areas I’m talking about now are influenced by these severe and ongoing droughts, and that doesn’t get changed with any few storms. So the potential is there,” he said. The most recent forecast from the National
Thomas Howard Graves
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, for Thomas Howard Graves, 99, of Roswell, who passed away March 9, 2013. Harold Hobson will officiate. Thomas Howard Graves was born Nov. 23, 1913, in Louisville, Texas, to T.O and Bessie Graves. He was the eldest of three brothers. Hugh and Earl preceded him in death. The family migrated to a homestead southwest of Kenna, in 1915, where they lived the pioneer life until moving to Roswell during his teenage years. He met and married Charlie B. Brown, the love of his life in 1932. She preceded him in death in January 2002. They purchased and resided on the Graves Family Farm in East Grand Plains from 1936. His loves in life included family, farming, and hunting/fishing. His farming experience ranged from till-
Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, show normal fire conditions through March, but things begin to change in April. In the Upper Midwest, for example, deficits in soil moisture are expected to lead to an increase in significant fire potential. NIFC meteorologist Ed Delgado cautioned that much will depend on the spring storm track as well as how fast or slow snowpack in the higher elevations melts this year. “Drought, it’s one of the factors in determining fire season, but it’s not the only one. There are a lot of other things we’re looking at to gauge what’s going to happen.” The predictions are key as the Forest Service ramps up for the season. The agency, which is trying to absorb a 5 percent cut in its preparedness funding due to sequestration, plans to preposition firefighters and other resources in areas where fire activity is expected to be above normal. The funding cut will mean about 500 fewer fighters and 50 fewer engines with crews. The agency will also have to rely more on aircraft that are not on contract with the federal government, and T idwell said that could ultimately lead to
ing the soil with teams of horses and mules to the most high-tech far m machinery. He went on many magnificent hunts including Africa and Alaska, and made several wonder ful trips including a world tour with Charlie B. He leaves behind a daughter Tommy Darlene Graves Johnson, of Katie, Texas; a son Howard Lynn Graves, of Roswell; grandchildren, Raylene Barton, of Katie, Lori Williams, of Waxahachie, Texas, and Nola Bea Franzoy, of Las Cruces; great-grandchildren, Ryan Barton, of Richmond, Texas, Stacey Jones, of Lake Jackson, Texas, Michael Williams, of Oklahoma City, Karen West of Irving, Texas, and Holly Franzoy and Amanda Franzoy, of Las Cruces; three great-great-grandchildren, Rebecca Barton and Nathan Barton, of Richmond, and Allison Jones, of Lake Jackson; numerous nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and a multitude of good friends. He lived a full and hardworking life and will be dearly missed by all. Friends are invited to make a donation to their favorite charity, in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be offered online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
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1/17/3 – 3/11/13 Services for Tom “Tuffy” Deck Jr., 80, of Roswell, are pending with Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner. Tuf fy died Monday, March 11, 2013, in an automobile accident in Roswell. A complete obituary will be made available when arrangements are finalized. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830
higher firefighting costs.
“We will respond like we always have, whatever it takes for us to be prepared,” he said.
Last year saw recordsetting fires in New Mexico and Oregon, while Colorado suffered through one of its worst fire seasons in more than a decade. At one point last summer, there were 10 fires burning across that state. Overall, several Western states had more acres bur ned in 2012 than the previous year, and the Forest Service spent more than $1.4 billion battling the blazes.
Since the beginning of the year, fewer than 54 square miles have burned nationwide, according to federal statistics. Last year at this time, fires had burned three times as much land. Despite the slow start, Tidwell said the combination of drought, abovenormal temperatures and a little bit of wind can be explosive when it comes to wildfire.
“Communities need to be aware of that,” he said, adding that prevention of human-caused fires will alleviate some of the pressure on firefighting resources.
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AR TESIA — Graveside services are scheduled at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Woodbine Cemetery, for Gladys Lorene Zeigler, 100, of Artesia, who died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Mission Arch Care Center in Roswell. The Rev. Rick Sullivan will officiate at the services. Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gladys was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Anona, Texas, the daughter of John A. Duren and Sallie (Boshart) Duren. On Oct. 8, 1932, she was married to Earl Edward Zeigler in Ft. Worth, Texas. They moved from Texas to Artesia in 1938. Gladys was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church. She was a member of Easter n Star and served on the Rainbow Board, and was a member of the Artesia Women’s Club. Survivors include her daughter Carol Cunningham, of Roswell; granddaughter Carlyn Hancock and husband Floyd, of Portales; great-grandchildren, Garret and Taylor; and a sister Bertha Smith, of Las Vegas, Nev. She was preceded in death by her husband, on Jan.10, 2005; and her parents.
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Film, TV incentives SANTA FE (AP) — Certain television projects and films in New Mexico could receive increased tax incentives under a measure heading to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. New Mexico offers a 25 percent refund for certain film and TV production expenses. The legislation would increase the incentive to 30 percent for a TV show producing at least six episodes in New Mexico, and for film and TV projects using a studio in the state over an extended time. Annual incentives are capped at $50 million, but the bill would allow unused subsidies up to $10 million to carry over to the next year. The bill won final legislative approval on Tuesday. Gov vetoes billl SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited a state agency from disclosing the names of people bringing complaints about wage law violations by contractors on public works projects. The governor said the bill passed by the Legislature was overly broad and the Solutions Workforce Department keeps the identity of whistleblowers confidential except to disclose the information to law enforcement or to prosecute violations. At issue are complaints involving the “prevailing wage” that must be paid by contractors on certain taxpayer -financed construction projects.
Roswell Daily Record Supporters of the legislation contended that stronger confidentiality protections were needed to prevent retaliation by employers against workers reporting possible wage law violations. The gover nor and the department say current law protects workers who file complaints or provide information on alleged wage violations. Hispanic Cultural Center SANTA FE (AP) — The New Mexico House has passed a bill aimed at strengthening the National Hispanic Cultural Center by improving communication between its governing and fundraising boards. The bill, passed unanimously on Monday, would allow cross membership on both the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation board and the National Hispanic Cultural Center governing board. The legislation also calls for the creation of a memorandum of understanding between the two boards. Chris Saucedo, chairman of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, says the legislation ensures that the goals of the foundation and the goals of the center remain consistent with each other. $3,500 reward ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board says there’s a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for fatally shooting a cow in Grant County last month. The rancher who owned the cow found her dead Feb. 13 on his ranch
southwest of Santa Clara. Board officials say they could bring charges of either extreme cruelty to animals or injury to livestock. Both are fourthdegree felonies. The reward is being of fered by the Livestock Board, New Mexico Cattle Growers and Grant County Cattle Growers. Counterfeiting case arrest SANTA FE (AP) — A retired Santa Fe police sergeant is among three men accused of counterfeiting $100 bills. Anthony Rivera retired from the Santa Fe department in 2011. The 44-year-old, and his 34-year -old brother Dominic Rivera and their roommate, Tyler Arment, face various charges, including forgery and conspiracy. Arment is accused of trying to pass counterfeit bills at a gas station and at a department store. All three were arrested over the weekend and released after posting $10,000 bond. Grant for mine cleanup ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico is getting a $4.8 million federal grant to clean up abandoned mines. The Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources say some of the money will pay for safeguarding sites near Silver City, Grants, Raton and Albuquerque. Sites where the grant will be used to study and plan future work include ones near Madrid, Gallup and Silver City.
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Black smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Tuesday.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. Surrounded by Michelangelo’s imposing frescoes imagining the beginning and the end of the world, cardinals locked themselves into the chapel following a final appeal for unity to heal the divisions that have been exposed by Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation and revelations of corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican bureaucracy. Led by prelates holding a crucifix and candles, the 115 scarlet-robed prelates chanted the Litany of Saints, the hypnotic Gregorian chant imploring the intercession of the saints to guide their voting, before the master of liturgical ceremonies intoned “Extra omnes” or “all out”
and closed the heavy wooden doors. Outside, thousands of people braved cold night rain and packed St. Peter’s Square, eyes fixed on the narrow chimney poking out of the Sistine Chapel roof. They were rewarded some three hours after the conclave began when thick black smoke billowed out of the chimney, signaling that no pope had been elected. The cardinals will resume voting this morning. Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation has thrown the church into turmoil and exposed deep divisions among cardinals grappling with whether they need a manager to clean up the Vatican’s dysfunctional bureaucracy or a pastor who can inspire Catholics at a time of waning faith and growing secularism. The leading contenders for pope have fallen into one of the two camps, with Cardinal Angelo Scola, seen as favored by those
hoping to shake up the powerful Vatican bureaucracy, and Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Scherer, favored by Vatican-based insiders who have defended the status quo. Other names included Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who heads the Vatican’s powerful office for bishops, and U.S. Cardinal T imothy Dolan, the exuberant archbishop of New York. Before Tuesday’s conclave, a Mass was held at St. Peter’s Basilica for the general public and the cardinals. In an appeal, the dean of the College of Cardinals, retired Cardinal Angelo Sodano, called for unity within the church, asking the cardinal electors to put their dif ferences aside for the good of the church and the future pope. He was interrupted by applause from the pews — not so much from the cardinals — when he referred to the “beloved and venerated” Benedict XVI and his “brilliant” pontificate. Sitting in the front row was Benedict’s longtime aide, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, who reported that Benedict was watching the proceedings from the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo, according to a Vatican spokesman the Rev. Thomas Rosica. For more than a week, the cardinals have met privately to try to figure out who among them has the stuff to be pope and what his priorities should be. But they ended the debate on Monday with questions still unanswered, and many cardinals predicting a drawnout election that will further expose the church’s
divisions. The conclave proceeds in silence, with no formal debate, behind closed doors. During the discussions, Vatican-based cardinals defended their administration against complaints that they have been indifferent to the needs of cardinals in the field, according to leaks from the proceedings in the Italian media. At one point on Monday, the Brazilian head of one Vatican office reportedly drew applause for challenging the Vatican No. 2, who has been blamed for most of the bureaucracy’s administrative failings. In his final radio address before being sequestered, Dolan on Tuesday said a certain calm had taken hold over him, as if “this gentle Roman rain is a sign of the grace of the Holy Spirit coming upon us.” He said he at least felt more settled about the task at hand. “And there’s a sense of resignation and confor mity with God’s plan. It’s magnificent,” he said during his regular radio show on SiriusXM’s Catholic Channel. One of the pilgrims in the crowds Tuesday alluded to the challenges facing the church. “It’s a moment of crisis for the church, so we have to show support of the new pope,” said Veronica Herrera, a real estate agent from Mexico who traveled to Rome for the conclave with her husband and daughter. Yet the mood was not entirely somber. A group of women who say they are priests launched pink smoke from
considered Stanislaw, out of respect for the patron saint of his native Poland. Until the first millennium, popes were called by their first names, except for the 6th-century Roman Mercurious, who having been named by his parents after a pagan god, decided the name would not be appropriate for a pope. He chose the name of John II. Speaking of Johns, Giuseppe Roncalli in 1958 became John XXIII because John the Baptist was the name of the parish church in the small town of Sotto il Monte in norther n Italy where he was baptized. Over the 2,000 year history of the church the most popular name is John followed by Gregory and
Benedict. Pius was the most popular choice in the past century, picked by three popes. Another famous Pius was the 19th-
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a balcony overlooking the square to demand female ordination — a play on the famous smoke signals that will tell the world whether a pope has been elected. And in a bizarre twist, basketball star Dennis Rodman promised to be in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday in a makeshift popemobile as he campaigns for Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to become the church’s first black pope. None of the cardinals will see it, since they will be sequestered inside the Vatican walls. They are allowed to travel only from the Vatican hotel through the gardens to the Sistine Chapel and back until they have elected a pope. No telephones, no newspapers, no television, no tweeting. The focus of the ritual is on the Sistine Chapel, the Michelangelo masterwork painted over the course of nearly 30 years starting in 1508, so astonishing Pope John Paul II that he called it “the sanctuary of the theology of the body.” Benedict, the for mer Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, once wrote that the images of the beginning and the end of creation weighed on him when he was an elector in the 1978 conclave that brought John Paul to the papacy. While few people expected a pontiff to be elected on the first ballot, the Vatican was ready. In the Room of Tears off the Sistine Chapel, three sizes of white cassocks hung from a clothes rack. Underneath, seven white shoe boxes were piled, presumably containing the various sizes of the red leather
shoes that popes traditionally wear. The room gets its name from the weight of the job thrust upon the new pontiff.
The papal tailor Gammarelli delivered the clothes on Monday to ensure that the newly elected pope could change immediately into papal white as soon as he accepts the election. With the words “Habemus Papam” — or “We have a pope” — the pontiff then appears on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to greet the crowd.
But with so much uncertainty and upheaval going into the conclave, even the American cardinals couldn’t agree on whether to expect a short or long conclave.
Cardinal Dolan this week publicly expressed optimism that the election would be wrapped up quickly. And on the eve of the conclave, he wrote a letter to New York priests, saying, “My guess is that we’d have a new Successor of St. Peter by Thursday evening,” according to Dolan’s spokesman, Joseph Zwilling.
That bullish stance stood in stark contrast with the view of Chicago Cardinal Francis George. His spokeswoman, Colleen Dolan, told The Associated Press that the cardinal suggested it could be a long affair. George raised the possibility that the cardinals may still be meeting by Saturday, when conclave rules require the cardinals to take a break and spend some time in prayer before resuming voting.
Papal names are rich with meaning
VATICAN CITY (AP) — What’s in a name? A lot if you are the next pope. Every time a new pontiff is chosen in a conclave, a senior cardinal goes up to him and asks: “And by what name do want to be called?” The question is popped immediately, while all electors are still locked in the Sistine Chapel. So the winner had better have done his homework and already picked a name. Shortly after, the senior cardinal reads out the pontifical name in Latin from the main balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica as part of the “Habemus Papam” — ‘’We have a pope” — formula that proclaims the election of a new pope. “The name the new pope chooses tells a lot about the thrust of his papacy,” said Ambrogio Piazzoni, a church historian and viceprefect of the Vatican library. Benedict XVI, the German Joseph Ratzinger, told pilgrims at his first public audience in 2005 that he had chosen the name in order to be guided by the
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early 20th-century Pope Benedict XV. “In his footsteps I place my ministry, in the service of reconciliation and harmony between peoples,” said Benedict. Ratzinger, who focused on Europe’s Christian heritage throughout his papacy, said he also drew inspiration from the 6th-century St. Benedict, founder of Western monasticism and considered responsible for helping to spread Christianity throughout Europe. One of Benedict XVI’s main priorities was trying to revive the faith in Europe. Other popes in recent times have also looked to previous popes for inspiration. In 1978, John Paul II kept the name of his immediate predecessor, John Paul I, out of deference to the earlier pope’s shortlived papacy. John Paul I — who took the first double name in history — was found dead in his bed in the papal apartments, after only 33 days as pontiff. The Polish John Paul II, born with the name Karol Wojtyla, had also reportedly
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Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Temperatures High/low ........................... 64°/39° Normal high/low ............... 67°/36° Record high ............... 93° in 1989 Record low ................... 5° in 1909 Humidity at noon .................. 28%
Precipitation 24 hours ending 8 p.m. Tue. . Month to date ....................... Normal month to date .......... Year to date .......................... Normal year to date .............
0.00" trace 0.19" 0.44" 0.99"
Santa Fe 62/35
Gallup 65/30 Albuquerque 66/42
Air Quality Index Today’s Forecast
Tucumcari 68/39 Clovis 65/40
Good Yesterday’s A.Q.I. Reading
T or C 70/43
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Roswell’s Vicky Meraz looks for a passing lane during the Coyotes’ game against Gallup, Tuesday.
ALBUQUERQUE — Executing when it matters is something that doesn’t come easy to young basketball teams. It’s a process lear ned over time. The Roswell girls basketball team has had plenty of time to hone that skill over the course of the season and the Coyotes put it to good use on Tuesday. Roswell made 9 of 11 at the line in the fourth quarter and staved off No. 7 Gallup 43-35 in the quarterfinals of the NMAA Class 4A State Basketball Championships in front of nearly 10,000 fans at The Pit. “The kids stepped up. There was a lot of pressur e on them,” said
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Roswell coach Joe Carpenter celebrates after a Gali Sanchez layup gave the Coyotes a sevenpoint lead with less than a minute left in a playoff game against Gallup, Tuesday. Roswell coach Joe Carpenter after the win, which put his team in the state semifinals for the 10th time in 11 seasons. “The Gallup fans ar e (such) good fans. They go out ther e and support their kids. It was a tough environment for us. It was a great win and a great finish for us.” Finishing looked in doubt in the late stages of See EXECUTE, Page B3
LEFT: Roswell’s Tiffanie Bolanos (22) drives around Gallup’s Ni’asia McIntosh during their game, Tuesday. RIGHT: Roswell’s Diamond Ramirez fires a jumper from the baseline during the first half of the Coyotes’ game against Gallup, Tuesday.
More Gonzo please: Gonzalez to return to Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons have some big holes at the start of free agency. Tight end isn’t one of them. Tony Gonzalez announced Tuesday he is returning for another year after his near-retirement, a move that has coach Mike Smith smiling. “I can assure you we’re a lot better football team this afternoon than we were this morning,” Smith said soon after Gonzalez announced on his Twitter feed he will return to the Falcons for the 2013 season. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the new contract for Gonzalez “is not done but it will be done quickly.” Gonzalez decided “to give it one more shot” after talking with his family. “Being part of such a great team and organization was too much to pass up,” Gonzalez said in a statement released by the team. “I would also like to say thank you to all of the fans for their support over the last several weeks.” Gonzalez said during the season he was 95 percent sure he would retire after the 2012 season. His productive season made it difficult to stick with the retirement plan.
For more on free agency in the NFL, see Page B4 of today’s Daily Record
The future Hall of Famer, who turned 37 last month, led the Falcons with 93 catches for 930 yards and eight touchdowns. Each total set a high for his four seasons in Atlanta. He added 14 catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s two playoff games. “I know Tony had said he was 95 percent as the season started,” Smith said. “We were holding out on that 5 percent and we got it. “Tony has been an integral part of our football teams See RETURN, Page B3
RIGHT: Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez, who has more catches than any tight end in NFL history, announced Tuesday that he is returning to the Falcons for the 2013 season.
Local Briefs Heat streak now 19, top Hawks 98-81 Roswell girls win 8-1
ALAMOGORDO — The Roswell girls tennis team improved to 7-0 with an 8-1 win over Alamogordo on Tuesday. Singles winners for the Lady Coyotes were Deisy Ruiz (first; 6-2, 6-0), Mariana Flores (third; 6-3, 6-1), Latricia Velasquez (fourth; 6-2, 6-1), Ashley Cannon (fifth; 2-6, 63, 6-1) and Karly Kunko (sixth; 6-1, 6-0). Doubles winners for Roswell were Ruiz and Alicia Romero (first; 4-6, 6-3, 10-7), Velasquez and Cannon (second; 6-4, 6-2) and Flores and Kunko (third; 6-1, 6-0).
Alamogordo 8, Roswell 1 ALAMOGORDO — Steven Gray picked up Roswell’s only win at sixth singles in a loss to Alamogordo on Tuesday. See BRIEFS, Page B2
LOCAL SCHEDULE — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 — NMAA Class 2A State Basketball Championships At Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho • Dexter vs. Bosque, 8 a.m. NMAA Class 4A State Basketball Championships At The Pit, Albuquerque • Roswell vs. Española Valley, 11:30 a.m. NMAA Class 1A State Basketball Championships At Bernalillo High School • Hagerman vs. Capitan, 6:30 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL
MIAMI (AP) — Standing at his locker after yet another victory, LeBron James finally acknowledged the obvious. This winning streak is something for the Miami Heat to savor. Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and on a night where the stat sheet would suggest a struggle, the Heat rolled once again, extending their winning streak to 19 games and leading wire-to-wire in beating the Atlanta Hawks 98-81 on Tuesday. “Let’s be honest, guys,” James said. “We’re not sitting here and saying this is not something special. This is an unbelievable streak that we’re on. We’re playing great basketball. We’re winning in different phases of the game, we’re playing different styles, we’ve won every game, on the road, at home, double-overtime games, end-of-regulation games, whatever the case may be.” James scored 15 points and Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers added 14 apiece for the Heat, who matched the fifth-longest streak in NBA history. They will try for
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their 20th straight win on Wednesday at Philadelphia, the start of a five-game trip. Only three teams have won at least 20 consecutive games in the same season: the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33), the 2007-08 Houston Rockets (22) and the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks (20). The Washington Capitols also won 20 straight, spanning the end of the 1947-48 season and the start of the 1948-49 campaign. “Ten is enough for me,” Bosh said. “Twenty’s cool. I’d take it.” Josh Smith scored 15 for the Hawks, who got 12 apiece from Al Horford and Jeff Teague. “Miami is playing very well right now. You have to give credit where credit is due,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said. “Coach (Erik) Spoelstra and his staff over there are doing a great job. Their team is really moving the basketball, they are playing together, they are playing at a very, very high level right now, and they’re realSee HEAT, Page B3
Roswell Coyotes • Georgia Lynn Eldridge came up big for the Coyotes in their NMAA Class 4A quarterfinal victory over Gallup on Tuesday. The sophomore post scored a team-high 10 points and grabbed a team-leading 12 rebounds as Roswell held off Gallup 43-35 to advance to the semifinals. GEORGIA LYNN ELDRIDGE
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Howard scores 39, leads Lakers past Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dwight Howard scored a season-high 39 points, had 16 rebounds and was sent to the free throw line 39 times by his former team as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic, 106-97 on Tuesday night. The victory came in Howard’s first return to Orlando since his dramafilled offseason trade to the Lakers. He endured a chorus of boos throughout, and tied
his own NBA record for free throw attempts. The majority of them came as the Magic tried to employ an intentional foul strategy. It backfired, though, as the All-Star center hit on 16 of 20 attempts in the second half. The victory was the Lakers’ fourth straight. Jameer Nelson led Orlando with 21 points. The Magic have lost three of their last four and haven’t won back-
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to-back games since December. After a week of back-andforth in the media following some perceived negative comments made about his former team during a television interview, Howard and Nelson spoke briefly just after the final buzzer and shook hands. It was a light moment in what was mostly a hostile atmosphere. Homemade signs jeering
Los Angeles’ Dwight Howard, center, struggles to get to the basket as he is caught between Orlando’s Tobias Harris (12), Jameer Nelson (14) and Nikola Vucevic, during the first half of their game, Tuesday.
Los Angeles’ Kobe Bryant (24) takes a shot over Orlando’s Arron Afflalo during the first half of their game, Tuesday.
Tuesday’s Scores The Associated Press Girls Basketball Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 62, Las Cruces 21 La Cueva 42, Hobbs 34 Mayfield 59, Eldorado 40 Volcano Vista 51, Cibola 46 Class 4A Quarterfinals Los Lunas 57, Los Alamos 44 Roswell 43, Gallup 34 Santa Fe 45, Valencia 38 St. Pius 71, Espanola Valley 58 Class 3A Quarterfinal Hope Christian 66, Socorro 29 Lovington 33, Portales 26 Santa Fe Indian 51, Pojoaque 41 Shiprock 52, Taos 34 Class 2A Quarterfinals Clayton 39, Mora 36 Laguna-Acoma 60, Hatch Valley 38 Navajo Pine 80, Zuni 55 Texico 47, Navajo Prep 30 Class 1A Quarterfinal Cliff 52, Jemez Valley 30 Logan 57, Magdalena 39 Melrose 56, Floyd 41 Tatum 57, Dora 46 Class B Quarterfinal Corona 67, Grady 48 Des Moines 64, Evangel Christian 34 Elida 53, Reserve 29 Hondo Valley 72, Carrizozo 53
US beats Puerto Rico 7-1 in WBC
MIAMI (AP) — Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish. Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico 7-1 in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” from the crowd of 32,872. “Obviously the adrenalin gets pumping for this tournament,” Wright said. “You wear that uniform, you want to go out there and represent your country. Hitting in this lineup is ridiculous. You have some of the best hitters in the game, and it creates some matchup problems.” The United States fell behind in all three games in the opening round, but led from the first inning against Puerto Rico. The Americans will play Thursday night against the Dominican Republic, which remained unbeaten in the WBC by rallying past Italy 5-4 on Tuesday. “It’s a marquee matchup,” U.S. manager Joe Torre said. “They haven’t lost. They’ve got some guys having some fun. They have a lot of confidence. But I feel good about my team.” Puerto Rico plays Italy in an elimination game Wednesday. “If you go inside our clubhouse, everybody is up,” manager Edwin Rodriguez said. “We lost today. Turn the page. We concentrate on Wednesday.” Gonzalez, who grew up in nearby Hialeah, struck out five for the hometown team and departed with a 3-0 lead. He said U.S. pitching coach Greg Maddux helped him keep from getting distracted by the importance of the game and the big crowd. “He said to think about fishing or something and take your mind off it,” Gonzalez said. “Tune it out and think of something real simple. When you get some of the greats of baseball to help you out with your composure and keep your tunnel vision, that’s the best you can do.” Gonzalez lowered the ERA of the U.S. rotation to 4.00. “Gio set the tone early, coming out and absolutely getting us in the dugout quick,”
Wright said. “We didn’t have to play too long on defense, and we kept putting runners on base. It was building that momentum, and Gio started it.” Gonzalez said he worked well with catcher Joe Mauer and shook him off only once. “He was tough,” Mauer said. “Early on he was trying to find his curveball. After the third inning he pretty much had everything going.” Five U.S. relievers combined to allow one run over the final four innings. Wright had an RBI groundout in the third and a run-scoring single in the fifth. He’s 7 for 16 (.438) with 10 RBIs in four games. “It makes my job a lot easier when I’m hitting behind Ryan Braun and Joe Mauer,” Wright said. “It seems like every at-bat there were runners in scoring position.” Mauer’s two-out RBI double scored Braun in the opening inning. The Americans added a run in the third on singles by Brandon Phillips and Braun and Wright’s groundout. Adam Jones had a two-run single in the seventh. Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton earned a big cheer from the Miami crowd when he made a running catch at the warning track to rob Martin Maldonado of a twoout, two-RBI hit in the fourth inning. Stanton also ended an 0-for-7 slump when he singled twice and walked. “It’s one of those things where you don’t realize it has only been two games,” Stanton said. “You can say I was pressing a little bit, but it was seven at-bats and I had good atbats and put good swings on the ball before. So it wasn’t a big deal. But it’s nice to get them for sure.” Braun and Mauer each reached base four times. Puerto Rico starter Mario Santiago allowed three runs in 4 1-3 innings. Angel Pagan’s drove in Puerto Rico’s run in the eighth.
National Basketball Association The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct New York . . . . . . . . . .38 23 .623 Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . .38 27 .585 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .34 29 .540 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .25 39 .391 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .24 39 .381 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct x-Miami . . . . . . . . . . .48 14 .774 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .34 29 .540 Washington . . . . . . . .20 42 .323 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . .18 47 .277 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . .14 50 .219 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .39 24 .619 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .35 28 .556 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . .32 30 .516 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .23 43 .348 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .22 42 .344
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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB San Antonio . . . . . . . .49 16 .754 — Memphis . . . . . . . . . .42 19 .689 5 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .34 30 .531 14½ Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 33 .476 18 New Orleans . . . . . . .22 43 .338 27 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Oklahoma City . . . . . .47 17 .734 — Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .43 22 .662 4½ Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 31 .516 14 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .29 33 .468 17 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .22 39 .361 23½ Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers . . . . . . .45 20 .692 — Golden State . . . . . . .36 29 .554 9 L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . .34 31 .523 11 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . .22 42 .344 22½ Sacramento . . . . . . . .22 43 .338 23 x-clinched playoff spot Monday’s Games
Howard with sentiments that said everything from “Coward” to “Kobe’s Kid” were sprinkled throughout the Amway Center stands. Boos rained down on the All-Star center almost every time he touched the basketball. They were followed by louder cheers when he missed a free throw. The intensity was also ramped up at times, too. Howard got tangled up in a verbal back-and-forth with the Magic bench at one point during the first half, and Kobe Bryant left briefly in the first quarter, bleeding from his right eye after a collision. The Lakers led 76-68 entering the final period and scored the first eight points of the quarter to push it out to a 16-point lead. The Magic battled back and closed to 91-82 on a 3pointer by E’Twaun Moore
Philadelphia 106, Brooklyn 97 San Antonio 105, Oklahoma City 93 Utah 103, Detroit 90 Denver 108, Phoenix 93 Golden State 92, New York 63 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 95, Washington 90 Charlotte 100, Boston 74 L.A. Lakers 106, Orlando 97 Brooklyn 108, New Orleans 98 Miami 98, Atlanta 81 Minnesota 107, San Antonio 83 Dallas 115, Milwaukee 108 Memphis at Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Miami at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 5 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 5 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 6 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. New York at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Dallas at San Antonio, 6 p.m. New York at Portland, 8:30 p.m.
Redskins re-sign P Sav Rocca, DL Kedric Golston
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins had a quiet first day of NFL free agency on Tuesday, using some of their meager salary cap dollars to bring back punter Sav Rocca and backup defensive lineman Kedric Golston. The Redskins agreed to a two-year deal with Rocca, the 39-year-old former Australian rules football player who has played two seasons in Washington. Golston gets a three-year contract worth a maximum of $5.2 million, including a $360,000 signing bonus. He’s one of the Redskins’ longest tenured players and will return for an eighth season in Washington. The Redskins are traditionally an active player in free agency, but they have little money to spend because of a $36 million salary cap penalty imposed by the NFL for the way they structured contracts during the 2010 uncapped season. The second half of the penalty took effect Tuesday at the formal start of the new league year. The Redskins cut cornerback DeAngelo Hall on Monday to get under the cap and have renegotiated the contracts of defensive end Adam Carriker and receiver Santana Moss. Those moves helped, but the team will struggle to be competitive as it searches for needed help at cornerback, safety and right tackle. The Redskins also set to lose Pro Bowl special teams player Lorenzo Alexander, whose agent tweeted late Tuesday that Alexander would be signing with a new team. Alexander said in a text message that he’ll announce his decision Wednesday.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Nelson Norman director of baseball operations for the Dominican Republic. BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned OF Alex Hassan and RHP Steven Wright to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHP Pedro Beato, 1B/OF Mark Hamilton, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker and OF Juan Carlos Linares to their minor league camp. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Optioned LHP Chris Dwyer and LHP Justin Marks to Omaha (PCL) and LHP John Lamb to Northwest Arkansas (TL).
SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned LHP Anthony Fernandez to Jackson (SL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Gwinnett (IL) and RHP Juan Jaime and RHP Aaron Northcraft to Mississippi (SL). Reassigned LHP Ryan Buchter, LHP Yohan Flande, RHP Gus Schlosser, C Luis De La Cruz, C Braeden Schlehuber, C Jose Yepez and INF Joe Leonard to their minor league camp. CINCINNATI REDS — Optioned LHP Tony Cingrani and RHP Daniel Corcino to Louisville (IL). Optioned RHP Kyle Lotzkar and RHP Josh Ravin to Double-A (SL). Optioned RHP Carlos Contreras and OF Yorman Rodriguez to Bakersfield (Calif.). Optioned LHP Ismael Guillon to Dayton (MW). Reassigned RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Chad Rogers, C Nevin Ashley, INF Kristopher Negron and OF Ryan LaMarre to their minor league camp. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Reassigned INF Brian Barden, INF Omar Luna and OF Jeremy Moore to their minor league camp. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Kevin Siegrist to Memphis (PCL). Reassigned LHP Barret Browning and C Cody Stanley to their minor league camp. BASKETBALL USA BASKETBALL — Named Davidson coach Bob McKillop coach and South Carolina coach Frank Martin and Michigan coach John Beilein assistant coaches of the men’s World University Games team and Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale coach and Marist coach Brian Giorgis and Penn State coach Coquese Washington assistant coaches of the women’s World University Games team. National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Assigned G Kent Bazemore and F Malcolm Thomas to Santa Cruz (NBADL). MIAMI HEAT — Signed F Juwan Howard to a second 10-day contract. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS — Signed F Lou Amundson for the remainder of the season. Released F/C Henry Sims. Women’s National Basketball Association NEW YORK LIBERTY — Agreed to terms with F Cheryl Ford. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with S Rashad Johnson on a three-year contract. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed LS Morgan Cox and WR/KR David Reed to two-year contracts. BUFFALO BILLS — Released QB Ryan
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Gray won his match 63, 6-3. Other singles competitors for the Coyotes were Juan Macias (first; 3-6, 1-6), Jesus Atienzo (second; 4-6, 3-6), Brighton Pope (third; 4-6, 3-6), Gade Guerrero (fourth; 1-6, 6-4, 3-6) and Alex Vasquez (fifth; 5-7, 1-6). Doubles losses came from Macias and Atienzo (first; 2-6, 2-6), Pope and Vasquez (second; 2-6, 26) and Gray and Guer-
with 6 minutes to play in the game. Howard made four straight at one point and the Lakers got their lead back up to 102-88 on a 3-pointer by Jodie Meeks with 2:25 left. The Magic kept up the strategy, but Howard — who was shooting 47.8 percent before the game — hit his final eight attempts to help close out the victory. Howard embraced the negative environment from the outset and was the main reason the Lakers had a 5046 halftime lead. He had 19 points and 10 rebounds in the opening 24 minutes, and would have had more if not for his 9-for19 effort at the line. Howard started just 2 for 9 from the foul line, prompting the Magic to try fouling him intentionally three times late in the second quarter. He had found his touch by
then, though, hitting five of six on those occasions. With the exception of Tobias Harris’ 15-point first half, Orlando struggled offensively. The Magic had decent looks at the basket, but shot a paltry 37 percent (17 for 46) from the field. They were also thin in the frontcourt for most of the half with center Nik Vucevic playing only 13 minutes because of two quick fouls. He went scoreless, with just two three rebounds. Notes: Los Angeles now leads its all-time series with Orlando, 32-15....Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said that injured F Pau Gasol (torn plantar fascia, right foot) is starting to run again and “feels pretty good.” He said he will continue to be monitored to make sure there aren’t setbacks, but that “it’s close.”
Fitzpatrick. CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with TE Martellus Bennett on a four-year contract and LT Jermon Bushrod on a five-year contract. Signed DT Henry Melton to his franchise tender. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed DE Wallace Gilberry to a contract extension. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with LB Paul Kruger on a five-year contract. DETROIT LIONS — Agreed to terms with S Amari Spievey on a one-year contract. HOUSTON TEXANS — Released WR Kevin Walter. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Agreed to terms with OL Gosder Cherilus, OL Donald Thomas, CB Greg Toler and LB Erik Walden. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Traded WR Percy Harvin to Seattle for 2013 first- and seventhround draft picks and a 2014 third-round draft pick. Terminated the contract of CB Antoine Winfield. Re-signed T Phil Loadholt. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Released CB Nnamdi Asomugha. Signed CB Bradley Fletcher, TE James Casey, S Patrick Chung, LB Jason Phillips and DL Isaac Sopoaga. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Re-signed LB Larry Foote, WR Plaxico Burress and TE David Johnson. Tendered contract offers to RB Jonathan Dwyer, RB Isaac Redman, NT Steve McLendon and WR Emmanuel Sanders. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Released TE Randy McMichael. Claimed RB Foswhitt Whittaker off waivers from Arizona. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Agreed to terms with TE Jared Cook on a five-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS — Announced the retirement of G Steve Hutchinson. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Agreed to terms with P Sav Rocca on a two-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled F Jimmy Hayes from Rockford (AHL). Assigned D Steve Montador to Rockford. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Activated
F Brandon Dubinsky from injured reserve. Assigned F Matthew Ford to Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Tomas Vincour from Texas (AHL). Assigned F Matt Fraser to Texas. DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled F Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL). Reassigned F Tomas Tatar to Grand Rapids and D Gleason Fournier from Grand Rapids to Toledo (ECHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Traded F Matt Kassian to Ottawa for a 2014 sixth-round draft pick. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed D Henrik Tallinder on injured reserve, retroactive to March 7. Recalled F Harri Pesonen from Albany (AHL). PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Traded F Matthew Ford to Columbus for future considerations. PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Chris Summers from Portland (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned G Cedrick Desjardins to Syracuse (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled D Cameron Schilling from Hershey (AHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH — Traded D Jon Sullivan and a third-round draft pick to Rochester for M/A Casey Powell. MINNESOTA SWARM — Placed F F Josh Gillam and G Zach Higgins on the 23-man active roster. SOCCER North American Soccer League NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed M Joseph Nane and D Juan Gonzalez. COLLEGE BIG EAST CONFERENCE — Reached a definitive agreement for Notre Dame to leave the conference, effective July 1.
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All times Mountain Schedule subject to change Wednesday, March 13 BOYS BASKETBALL 11:15 a.m. KEND 106.5 FM — NMAA Class 4A State Basketball Championships, Roswell vs. Espanola Valley
rero (third; 2-6, 2-6).
Shallowater (Texas) 10, Roswell 0, 5 inn. SHALLOWATER, Texas — Roswell couldn’t muster a hit in a five-inning road loss to Shallowater (Texas) on Tuesday. Shallowater jumped on the Coyotes in the first inning, scoring two runs and added five more in the second. That would be more than enough as Shallowater pitching shut down the Roswell lineup to the tune of 12 strikeouts.
TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, March 13 BASEBALL 5 p.m. MLB — World Baseball Classic, second round, teams TBD, at Miami MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 10 a.m. ESPN — Big East Conference, second round, Providence vs. Cincinnati, at New York Noon ESPN — Big East Conference, second round, Syracuse vs. Seton Hall-South Florida winner, at New York 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Big East Conference, second round, Villanova vs. St. John’s, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Big East Conference, second round, Notre Dame vs. Rutgers-DePaul winner, at New York NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Utah at Oklahoma City 8:30 p.m. ESPN — New York at Denver NHL HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. NBCSN — Philadelphia at New Jersey SOCCER 1:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Porto at Malaga 6 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Arsenal at Bayern Munich (sameday tape)
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ly good right now. We just got beat by a really good basketball team.” That is, by a really good basketball team that had something really far removed from a really good offensive night. The Heat shot only 43 percent and James was just 3 for 11 from the field, with the field-goal total matching his lowest from any regular-season game in more than three years. And they won by 17. “We read the game, we find ways to win, we find
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ways within the game that we can make adjustments,” Wade said. “So yeah, it is kind of slowing down a little bit.” Ray Allen scored 12 and Udonis Haslem grabbed 11 rebounds for the Heat. The crowd was 20,350, a record at AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami now leads San Antonio by 1½ games in the race for the NBA’s best record and is atop the Eastern Conference by 9½ games over Indiana and New York, who were both idle Tuesday. The Heat (4814) have 20 games left, while the Pacers have 19 and the Knicks 21. It was the first game
for the last four years and we’re just glad we have him back. Free agency opened what, 35 seconds ago? We got a good jump on it.” The announcement by Gonzalez drew quick approval from quarterback Matt R yan, who tweeted “Welcome back.” Dimitroff said the decision from Gonzalez allows the team to resume efforts to bring back more of its free agents. Among the players who became free agents on Tuesday are left tackle Sam Baker, cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Christopher Owens, defensive tackle Vance Walker, fullback Mike Cox and defensive end
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the fourth quarter. With 4:01 left in the fourth, Roswell (22-7) led 34-25 and the Gallup faithful, which accounted for more than 75 percent of the fans in attendance, sat mostly silent. Until, that is, Kaylee Tsingine hit a triple from the left wing. Tsingine’s hoop was the first of the quarter for Gallup and it brought the Bengal fans to their feet. Mor e importantly, it started a 9-1 run that got the Bengals to within one
where the Heat went without trailing since Feb. 14, when they won at Oklahoma City in a surprisingly one-sided NBA Finals rematch. They’ve needed buzzer-beaters and doubleovertimes and big rallies to win several times since, often against opponents who won’t be headed to the playoffs, teams like Orlando and Cleveland and Sacramento. The Hawks are headed to the postseason — barring a most improbable collapse, anyway — but this one was never in doubt. Seven Miami players logged more than 3½ minutes of time in the first
Lawrence Sidbury. “We talked from the very beginning about re-signing our players versus going out and going hog-wild in free agency,” Dimitroff said. “I believe with having Tony signed soon and agreeing to terms here we can continue to focus on other areas and some of the players we still need to sign from our present roster.” The Falcons already have announced agreements to resign strong safety William Moore and right guard Garrett Reynolds. The Falcons released running back Michael Turner, cornerback Dunta Robinson and defensive end John Abraham on March 1, leaving the team without its leading rusher and top pass-rusher.
with 1:39 remaining. On Roswell’s next possession, though, Myla Br own dr ew a foul and calmly drained a pair. “No,” Brown said when asked if she was feeling pr essur e when she stepped to the line. “You have to think that you’ve got to make these or you’re going home. (I had to) do it for the team.” Brown’s thinking carried over to Vicky Meraz. After Gallup’s Chelsea Barber missed a triple on the Bengals’ ensuing possession, Meraz made two at the line and Roswell’s advantage was out to five with 57.1 left. Gali Sanchez essentially
quarter, all seven of them scored, and the snowball started rolling. James was falling down near the 3point line on one possession, yet still had the sense to just tap the ball to Wade for a layup that gave Miami an early 17-8 lead. And later, after Haslem missed inside, he got the rebound and fed Allen for a stepback corner 3-pointer that swished. Yes, it’s going that well for Miami right now. “Leading with our defense has been the key for us,” Wade said. “When we come out defensive minded from the beginning of the game, it gets us into
Longtime starting center Todd McClure, 36, also became a free agent on Tuesday and appears to be on the verge of retiring. McClure’s agent, Rick Smith, would not comment on the center’s plans. Dimitroff confirmed retirement has been discussed with McClure. “We talked about this recently that we wanted T odd to announce his own retirement,” Dimitroff said. Gonzalez has more catches, touchdown catches, yards receiving, 100-yard games and Pro Bowl appearances than any tight end in NFL history. Only Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice has more catches. Gonzalez, who played his first 12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, is a 13-time Pro
sealed the deal on Gallup’s next possession. The fr eshman post picked Tsingine’s pocket near midcourt and ran it out for a layup with 42.2 left to put Roswell up by seven. Before the game, Carpenter said he was intrigued to see how his team would handle the big crowd and a pressure situation. Question answered. “They handled it great. That’s as big of a crowd as we’ve played in front of in awhile, probably since last year’s state championship game against Kirtland,” he said. “I’m just very pleased. I just have so
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Roswell’s Myla Brown (23) fires off a 3 as Gallup’s Chelsea Barber defends during their game, Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the game, it gets us on the offensive end, we’re moving the ball. We have been playing well offensively all year, but defense is the key.” The Hawks closed to 4140 midway through the second quarter, the third — and last — time they were within a point. Miami needed just over two minutes to score the next 10 points, the run both starting and ending with 3-pointers from Chalmers, and the margin was 51-40. As if the Heat needed any more help late in the first half, the often-enigmatic Smith gave them a little boost.
Bowl selection. The Falcons were 13-3 last season and advanced to the NFC championship game. Gonzalez tweeted the 2013 team has “a great shot” to reach the Super Bowl. “I think in Tony’s mind from what I read from reports from him is that he felt like there was some unfinished business,” Smith said. “I think we all feel that way.” If Gonzalez had retired, the Falcons might have made tight end a top priority in free agency or the NFL draft. Smith said neither option would have provided a true replacement for Gonzalez. “I think it would be an understatement to say it would be hard to replace T ony with someone in the draft or free
much respect for Gallup and just pleased with the way our kids handled the inexperience.” Roswell handled the pressure throughout in fact. The Coyotes never trailed by more than two points and, save an 18-18 tie that lasted 50 seconds, had the lead for the entire second half. Three of Gallup’s four leads in the game came in the first quarter, but Roswell forged an 8-8 tie by the end of the quarter. Gallup took a 10-8 lead on two free throws with 5:50 left in the second quarter, but Roswell outscored the Bengals 104 over the remainder of the period for an 18-14 halftime lead. In the third, Roswell had its lead out to five with 4:23 left befor e Gallup closed back to within two going to the fourth. It was a 28-25 game with 6:27 left in the fourth before Roswell scored six straight, setting the stage for the Gallup’s rally and, then, Roswell’s knockout punch at the end. Georgia L ynn Eldridge was the lone Coyote in double figures, scoring 10 points to go with 12 rebounds. Brown had seven points, and Meraz and Alexis Florez each had six points. Begay led Gallup (22-8), which shot just 21 percent (11 of 52) from the field for the game, with 10 points on 4-of-16 shooting.
For no apparent reason, Smith fouled Bosh with 0.1 seconds left until intermission — doing so about 80 feet from the Heat basket. Miami was in the bonus, so Bosh took two free throws, made both, and the Heat went into the break with a 57-44 lead. An hour later, they were packing for Philadelphia and a chance to win No. 20. “It’s a privilege for us to get in our cars and hop on a plane and get into Philly at 4 a.m. after this win and do this again tomorrow night,” Spoelstra said. “That’s the way we’re going to approach it. No excuses.”
agency,” Smith said. “He’s been such an integral part of our success the last four years. He has a great chemistry with Matt and the rest of our leaders.” Smith, who frequently allows veterans 30 and older a break during training camp, said he talked with Gonzalez about having time away from the team. “I want to make one thing clear: Tony is not a guy who wants to miss training camp,” Smith said. “T ony is a team player. He has made some personal commitments to his family. We’ve talked about working with him just like we’ve worked with other guys on our squad in terms of allowing them in certain situations to take care of their personal business. We’ll do that with Tony as well.”
No. 3 Santa Fe (25-3)
City .............................................................Santa Fe Nickname ...............................................Demonettes Colors........................................Navy and Vegas gold District ..............................................................2-4A Coach ..................................................Elmer Chavez
How they got here
District tournament — Lost to Espanola Valley 7250 in the district championship game STATE TOURNAMENT First round — Beat Kirtland Central 62-38 at home Quarterfinals — Beat Valencia 45-38 at The Pit
The Demonettes are led by the triumvirate of Kayla Herrera (5-foot-9, soph.), Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage (6-2, soph.) and Jackie Martinez (5-10, jr.). They like to keep the pace slow and feed Lozada-Cabbage in the post. Herrera and Martinez are both capable ball handlers and can create shots off the dribble.
Roswell’s Priscilla Lucero goes in for a layup during the Coyotes’ 43-35 win over Gallup on Tuesday at The Pit.
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Roswell’s Georgia Lynn Eldridge (30) threads a bounce pass between Gallup’s Ni’asia McIntosh (34) and Kaylee Tsingine during their playoff game at The Pit, Tuesday.
Tsingine had eight points for the Bengals. “(In the locker room, I told them), ‘You battled. No one can doubt your ef fort,’” Gallup coach Kamau Turner said. “I was proud of how (the girls) played. They came back and kept fighting. We had a chance. “When you get to this point, everybody is good. You always feel like you’re the best team in the tour-
nament, which we felt. But, you know, Roswell beat us. They out-executed us.” The No. 2 Coyotes will meet No. 3 Santa Fe in the semifinals on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. at The Pit. The Demonettes (25-3) r eached the semifinals with a 45-38 victory over Valencia in the quarterfinals. firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagles release CB Nnamdi Asomugha B4 Wednesday, March 13, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nnamdi Asomugha’s stint in Philadelphia ended after two disappointing seasons. The Eagles released the former AllPro cornerback on Tuesday, just two years after he was the NFL’s most sought-after free agent. General manager Howie Roseman said he and new coach Chip Kelly spoke to Asomugha and “he took the news with a lot of class.” “He has been a true pro on and off the field for this organization and our community and we wish him all the best as he continues his NFL career,” Roseman said in a statement. “We spoke to his representatives at the combine about his future status with the team and wanted to take time to analyze and make a decision. In the end, Coach and I both felt we needed to move in a different direction at the cor nerback position for 2013 and beyond.” Asomugha was due to make $15 million this season, including $4 million guaranteed, after signing a five-year, $60 million deal with the Eagles in 2011. Asomugha signed with the Eagles a year after they won the NFC East in a
big summer splash of transactions that appear ed to give Philadelphia th e inside track to at least a conference title. Asomugha joined defensive linemen Cullen Jenkins and Jason Babin as part of the new-look Eagles defense, and quarterback Vince Young was brought in to back up Michael Vick. There were stars aplenty, on both sides of the field, and it seemed like the sky was the limit for coach Andy Reid’s crew. The Eagles, though, never came close to reaching their potential. They missed the playoffs in both seasons — including a 4-12 mark last year — and Reid was fired in January. Philadelphia allowed 444 points last season. Only New Orleans (454) was worse in the NFC. Asomugha had just four interceptions with the Eagles. With Asomugha gone and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie an unrestricted free agent, the Eagles may need two starting cor nerbacks. Brandon Boykin, Curtis Marsh, Brandon Hughes, Trevard Lindley, Eddie Whitley and Chris Hawkins are the only cornerbacks on their roster. None of them have been starters.
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AP Source: Browns have deal with Kruger
C LE VE L AN D ( AP ) — Paul Kruger rushed his way to a Super Bowl win, and on to a huge payday. Baltimore’s sacks leader la st se as on a g r e e d t o terms Tuesday on a contract with the Cleveland Browns, who with their first move in free agency ad d e d a p r o v e n pas s rusher and weakened the defending NFL champions. K r u ge r, a l in eb ac k er, will sign a five-year deal
with the Browns, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated P r e ss . T h e 27 - y ea r - ol d K r u g er i s e x p ec t ed to finalize the deal and be introduced in the next few days, said the person who s p o ke on c on d i t io n of a n o n y mi ty b ec a u se t he signing has not yet been of ficially announced by the Browns. E SP N f i rs t r e p o rt ed Kruger’s deal, which is
Philadelphia cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was released by the Eagles on Tuesday.
worth around $40 million. E n ter in g fr e e a g en c y with over $47 million in salary-cap space, Browns CEO Joe Banner and general manager Mike Lombardi wasted little time landing Kruger, considered one of the top outside rushers in this year’s free-agent class. He had 13½ sacks last season — 4½ in the playoffs — and will strengthen a young Cleveland defense transi-
In this Jan. 6 file photo, Baltimore’s Paul Kruger (99) looks up after sacking Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck during the second half of their wild card game. The Cleveland Browns reached agreement on Tuesday with Kruger, who led the Ravens in sacks last season, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press.
tioning from a 4-3 defensiv e sch em e to a 3- 4 m u l ti- fr on t f o r m a ti on u n der n ew coor di nat or Ray Horton. Kruger’s signing supports new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s pledge to turn around a franchise that has lost at least 11 games in each of the past five seasons and made the playoffs once since 1999. A n d n o w t ha t t h e y’ ve add r e sse d o ne o f t heir biggest needs, the Browns may target a tight end, cornerback and perhaps a qu a rt er b ack in fr e e agency to bring in as competition for Brandon Weeden. Du ri ng t h e th r e e- d ay negotiating window, the club reportedly talked to agents for players at all three positions, but with teams releasing players in t h e ear ly hou r s o f fr ee agency, the market has already changed. It ’s n ot kn o wn if t he Browns have had any contact with the representatives for Pro Bowl kicker Ph il D aws on o r r e tu r n specialist Josh Cribbs, the club’s two longest tenured players. Dawson, who has spe nt 1 4 seas on s w it h Cleveland, left in December thinking his days with t h e B r o wn s we r e ov er.
C r i bb s has r ep or t ed ly drawn interest from several t eam s in clu d in g t h e Arizona Cardinals. Kruger had a breakout season for the Ravens in 2012. After getting nine sacks during the regular season, he was a disruptive force in t h e p ost season a n d twice sacked San Francisco qu ar t er b ack C olin Kaepernick in the Super Bowl as Baltimore held off the 49ers to win the title. It was a fitting finish for the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder, who started a career-high five games after starting just one in his first three NFL seasons. Drafted in the second round (No. 57 overall) in 2009 from Utah, Kruger, who was a quarterback in high school, was slow to develop and initially found it difficult to get playing time on a star -studded Ravens team with talented lin eb ack er s an d p ass rushers. However, with linebacker Terrell Suggs sidelined last season with a tor n Achilles tendon, K r u ger g ot a ch an ce t o play more and became the t ea m’ s most ef ficien t rusher. He made $615,000 last season, the final one of his original deal with Bal-
timore. In getting Kruger, the Browns are not only hopin g t o b olst e r t h eir defense but take another p iece away f r om th e Ravens, who are undergoing a massive makeover after signing quarterback Joe Flacco to a new contract. Baltimor e traded wid e r eceive r A n qu an Boldin to San Francisco, an d t h e A FC N or t h champs also reportedly lost in sid e lin eb ack er Dannell Ellerbee in free agency to Miami. Perennial P r o B owl sa fet y E d Reed could be next. K r uger r ecor d ed 6 9 tackles and 15½ sacks in 51 games for the Ravens. He joi ned t h em wit h a tough-guy reputation after he survived being stabbed by a gang member in Utah while hosting his younger br other on a r ecruiting visit. Kruger suf fered a collapsed lung and punctured artery in the attack. He over cam e a b ack injury last season, when he had just 1½ sacks in B al tim or e’ s fir st seven games. But Kruger picked it up and had sacks in five straight games — tying t h e fr an ch ise r ecor d — b egin n in g wit h t wo against Oakland Nov. 11.
Bills cut ties with Fitzpatrick NFL shorts: Wallace agrees to deal with Dolphins MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says receiver Mike Wallace has agreed to a multiyear contract with the Miami Dolphins. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no deal had been announced Tuesday night. In four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Wallace caught 32 touchdown passes. He gives the Dolphins the speedy deep threat they lacked last season, when their wideouts totaled three touchdowns. The Dolphins’ top priority at the start of free agency was to upgrade at receiver and provide another target for Ryan Tannehill, a rookie last year. Miami also reached a deal with inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who helped the Baltimore Ravens win the Super
Bowl last season.
Rams, Cook agree to deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have upgraded their offense by reaching a five-year deal with freeagent tight end Jared Cook. The team said on its website Tuesday night that the Rams outbid Miami for the 25-year-old Cook, who played for St. Louis coach Jef f Fisher in Tennessee. The Titans drafted Cook in the third round in 2009. The Rams have invested in another young tight end, taking Lance Kendricks in the second round of the 2011 draft. The Titans declined to place the franchise tag on the 6-foot-5, 248-pound Cook, who had wanted to be paid like a wide receiver.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Having already changed coaches this offseason, the Buffalo Bills are starting from scratch at quarterback, too. In their first move once the NFL’s free agency period opened Tuesday, the Bills released quarterback R yan Fitzpatrick after two-plus inconsistent seasons as starter. The decision came after Fitzpatrick and the team were unable to reach an agreement to restructure the quarterback’s contract, and a day before the he was due a $3 million bonus. “We kept every possible option open right down to the wire, when we had to make a decision on whether to keep Ryan,” general manager Buddy Nix said. “In the end, we had to do what we feel is best for our football team. And it was a difficult decision.” That leaves new coach Doug Marrone with another hole to fill in what’s resembling another rebuilding project for a team that’s already gone through many during a 13-season playoff drought — the NFL’s longest active streak.
Marrone, who took over after Chan Gailey was fired in January, is the Bills sixth coach since 1999, when Buffalo last made the playoffs. And Buffalo’s had little success in filling the quarterback position. Including Fitzpatrick, the team’s gone through nine players who have started a minimum eight games since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season. Fitzpatrick’s release leaves Buffalo with one experienced quarterback on its roster, Tarvaris Jackson, who signed a one-year contract last month. Nix has already expressed an intention to select a quarterback in the draft next month. “Our focus remains on adding another quarterback to our roster,” Nix said, “and we will continue to explore every option available to us.” Fitzpatrick wasn’t available for comment. He had spent the past two months with his family in Arizona. Fitzpatrick’s up-and-down performance and his expensive contract were factors in his release. He went 20-33 as a starter over four seasons in Buffalo.
AP Source: Tennessee agrees to deals with OG Levitre, TE Walker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee T itans promised to move quickly once free agency started, and they are doing just that after going 6-10 last season. Once free agency began Tu es d ay , th e T i t an s agreed to terms with Buffalo guard Andy Levitre and San Francisco tight end Delanie Walker, a person familiar with the situat i o n s ai d. Th e p e r s o n spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condi-
tion of anonymity because the deals both are pending the players passing physicals. Levitre will help plug a b i g h o l e o n t h e T it a n s’ of fensive line after fivet i m e Al l - P r o l ef t g u ar d S t e ve H ut c h i ns o n announced his retirement e a rl i e r T u es d ay . T h e Titans finished last seas o n w i th fo u r o f f en s i ve l i n e me n o n i nj u r e d r e se r ve , an d i mp r o vi n g the line to help pr otect Jake Locker in his third
season was a top priority. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Levitre has started all 64 games in his four seasons with Buffalo. Wal ke r h as s pen t h is first seven NFL seasons with San Francisco. He has 123 career catches for 1 ,4 65 y ar d s an d e ig ht touchdowns, and Walker caught 21 passes for 344 yards with three touchdowns last season for the 49ers. He will help replace Jared Cook, a tight end the Titans declined to tag
as a franchise player last week because Cook wants t o be p ai d m or e li ke a receiver. The Tennessean, which first reported the deals for Levitre and Walker, says Levit r e’ s d e al i s f or si x years, $46.8 million. The Titans also waived safety Jordan Babineaux and guard Mitch Petrus. This is a big change for Tennessee after preferring t o wai t a few day s i nt o free agency in years past, looking for good bargains.
T h e N F L l ock ou t wi ped ou t a r ea l f r ee agen cy b efor e M u nch ak ’ s fir st season in 2011, and the T it an s sp en t t h e fi rst week of free agency chasing Peyton Manning under o r der s fr o m o wn er B u d Adams before losing the four-time MVP to Denver. The T itans got started in free agency last month when they signed veteran safety George Wilson to a contract after he was cut by the Bills as a salary cap casualty.
T h at l eft B ab in eau x exp en d ab le. He had signed a two-year deal in March 2012 after joining the Titans before the 2011 season. The safety played in all 16 games but started only 12. He was due to earn $1.6 million this season. Petrus was signed when the Titans’ offensive line was hit by injuries late last season and played in two games with one start.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mini Spy . . .
Mini Spy and Rookie Cookie are at a mineral exhibit looking at examples of quartz. See if you can find: s QUESTION MARK s MAN IN THE MOON s ICE CREAM CONE s KITE s HEART s STRAWBERRY s LETTER $ s CHERRY s ROLLING PIN s FLYSWATTER s PENCIL s WORD -).) s NUMBER s BROOM s HORSESHOE s LETTER !
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Star of the Mineral World
King Quartz No matter where you are, quartz is probably nearby. It is the most common mineral on Earth. When we think of quartz, most of us picture a beautiful, clear, shiny crystal. But most quartz is hidden in sand or rocks such as granite. Often, it is gray and dull. The Mini Page talked with an expert from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., to learn more about this mineral of many faces.
The quartz and rock duo photo courtesy National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
We find quartz in almost every type of rock on Earth. Quartz is in igneous (IG-nee-us) rock, or rock made from volcanic activity. It is in sedimentary (sed-uh-MEN-tur-ee) rock, which is made by material packed together in water. It is in metamorphic (met-uhMOR-fik) rock, or rock that has been changed by stresses such as heat or pressure.
Creating quartz Quartz is made up of two elements, oxygen and silica. An element (EL-uh-muhnt) is a substance that cannot be broken apart into different substances. Oxygen and silica are two of the most abundant elements on Earth. This means the building blocks of quartz are plentiful, and so a lot of quartz can be created.
Hard as a rock The hardness of minerals is rated from 1 to 10, with 10 being the hardest. Diamonds have a 10 rating. Talc, a soft mineral, is rated 1. Quartz is rated 7. Quartzâ€™s hardness helps it stay around for a long time.
Many types of quartz, such as this amethyst crystal, are valued as gemstones.
photo courtesy Florida Department of Health
Beach sand is made up mostly of quartz.
A mineral is a natural, nonliving, crystal-like substance. Often, we obtain minerals by mining them from the Earth. Quartz is the most plentiful mineral on the planet because it lasts and lasts. This tough mineral resists change by stresses such as fire, wind or water. Even after other minerals are worn away from the rocks, quartz is usually still there.
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Rookie Cookieâ€™s Recipe
Surprise Ingredient Cookies
A band of rose quartz skirts a clear quartz crystal from the Smithsonian Institutionâ€™s National Mineral Collection.
(Can you find it?) Youâ€™ll need: s CUP APPLESAUCE s CUPS ROLLED OATS s 1/2 cup brown sugar s TEASPOON BAKING POWDER s TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT s TEASPOON BAKING SODA s 1/2 cup low-fat milk s TEASPOON GROUND CINNAMON s OUNCE CAN CANNELLINI BEANS s 1/2 cup each golden raisins, dried cranberries, flaked coconut What to do: 1. Grind oats in blender until they look like flour; add baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. 2. In a separate bowl, mash beans with applesauce until mixture is a smooth paste. 3. Add brown sugar, vanilla and milk to bean mixture; stir until blended. 4. Combine wet mixture with oats; mix well. 5. Stir in raisins, cranberries and coconut. 6. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Drop dough on sheet by heaping spoonfuls. 7. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Makes 4 to 5 dozen. You will need an adultâ€™s help with this recipe. from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2013 Universal Uclick
photo by Chip Clark, courtesy National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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Meet James Franco
Supersport: Lolo Jones Height: 5-9 Weight: 135
Birthdate: 8-5-82 Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa