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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday began plowing through 73 amendments to a $500-billion bill that will set farm policy and fund the food stamp program over the next five years. One of its first votes was to reject a proposal to trim food stamp spending. - PAGE A5
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The Little Bear fire stands as the most destructive fire to homeowners in New Mexico history, surpassing the 235 homes burned as a result of the Cerro Grande fire in 2000. The Little Bear fire has destroyed 242 residential structures and 12 outbuildings, resulting in damages estimated at more than $22 million. “One house is too many to lose,” said Dan Ware, New Mexico State Forestry spokesman. “And unfortunately, we live in a time right now where fires are becoming more and more dangerous. Our hearts go out to those who lost their homes. ... “Any time there is damage to property, whether it’s a home or other things on the property, it’s tragic.” David Shell, fire information officer, commented, “On the fortunate side, no lives were lost. And I think
that’s the number one thing right there. No lives were lost, and thus far, there have been only four firefighters injured. And these have all been minor injuries.” The Little Bear fire has burned 39,458 acres and was at 60 percent containment Tuesday, as crews continued to focus on active areas of the fire. Total personnel dipped under 1,000 on Monday for the first time in about a week, and as of Tuesday stood at 981 with 20 incident management crews. Total resources committed Tuesday included 60 fire engines, 8 helicopters and two bulldozers. Crews began a burn out operation inside the containment line north and west of the Rio Bonito subdivision, where the fire is most active. Weather permitting, burn outs will continue for a few more days within the White Mountain Wilderness. On the remainder of the fire, crews per-
Mark Stambaugh, owner of Angus Firewood, surveys the charred debris left after his business fell victim to the Little Bear fire near Ruidoso, on June 11. formed patrol, mop up and rehabilitation in all divisions. Crews placed black line as far south as Argentina Spring earlier this week, and continued black line and containment work Tuesday near White Horse Hill.
“The progress has been phenomenal in ter ms of how much has been accomplished in just this week alone,” said Wayne Johnson, fire information officer. “We put in probably close to 20 miles of fire line, so that’s incredible progress. And not only put
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s wife smiled as she took the witness stand on Tuesday to defend him against charges he sexually abused boys in their home and on Penn State’s campus, and jurors also heard police investigators contradict themselves and psychological experts duel over evaluations of the defendant. Dottie Sandusky said she remembered most but not all of the eight men who have accused her husband of abusing them as children. She told jurors she did not see him have inappropriate contact with them ... - PAGE B1
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Spies in the skies?
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of drones patrolling U.S. skies? Predictions that multitudes of unmanned aircraft could be flying here within a decade are raising the specter of a “surveillance society” in which no home or backyard would be off limits to prying eyes overhead. Law enforcement, oil companies, farmers, real estate agents and many others have seen the technology that was pioneered on battlefields, and they are eager to put it to use. It’s not just talk: The government is in the early stages of devising rules for the unmanned aircraft. So far, civilian use of drones is fairly limited. The Federal Avia-
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it in, but mopped it up so that all of those fire lines can be considered contained, which is why you see the containment jump steadily five or more percent. Johnson said crews feel
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — No one knows exactly how many black bears are roaming the mountains that border New Mexico’s most populous area, but conservationists on Tuesday accused state wildlife managers of targeting the area’s bears for removal to bring an end to nuisance calls. The state Game and Fish Department adamantly denied the accusations, saying the number of bears in the Sandia Mountains that were removed or killed in 2010 and 2011 is far below what the group is alleging. Sandia Mountain BearWatch contends a review of logs kept by Game and Fish conservation of ficers showed 49 bears in the
mountain range were trapped and either relocated or killed during the twoyear period. In the past five years, the group said 69 bears have been killed or relocated. “This is very, very destructive to the overall population,” said Jan Hayes, founder of the bearconservation group. Hayes argued the agency’s policies are based on inflated estimates of bear populations statewide, and said the Sandia Mountains need a healthy population to maintain an ecological balance. “We’ve got hantavirus. We’ve got plague,” she said. “These animals are there to
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Brianna Bell, left, Fabiola Sierra, Alyssa Romero and Mariah Stewart in the back, pose for goofy pictures in a photo booth operated by Monkeyshines during the Healthy Woman 8th annual anniversary event at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, Tuesday evening.
Some lose their patience. Some lose their mind from time to time. And others lose their keys. “The idea is that women deal with all sorts of things every single day. They have to balance their lives, their kids, their home, their work and it just seems like its always too much. And at the last minute you can’t find your keys, or you can’t figure where this is or that is,” said Brooke Linthicum, marketing director for Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Linthicum is a member of the advisory board of See WOMAN, Page A3
Likelihood of House contempt vote against AG Holder rises
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill, Tuesday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican House committee chairman said Tuesday he is prepared to follow through on a contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder unless the Justice Department provides Congress with documents on a flawed gun-smuggling probe. The likelihood of a contempt vote today rose after Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Holder failed to reach agreement in a 20-minute meeting at the Capitol. “If we receive no documents, we’ll go forward,”
Issa told reporters. Holder told reporters he would not turn over documents on the gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious unless Issa agreed to another meeting. The attorney general said he would explain what is in the materials at that time. Holder wants an assurance from Issa that the transfer of the records would satisfy a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Refor m Committee that Issa chairs. “After this meeting I can-
not say that I am optimistic” for avoiding a contempt vote, Issa said. “The ball’s in their court,” Holder said. “We made what we thought was an extraordinary offer.” Issa spokesman Frederick Hill said that at the meeting, “The attorney general indicated he would only be willing to produce a subset of documents that numbered fewer than 1,300 pages if the committee would first agree that the production of these documents would end the committee’s investigation of the
Issa declined the offer.
Holder has said he is prepared to turn over material detailing how the department arrived at the conclusion that federal agents engaged in a risky tactic called gun-walking. It resulted in hundreds of weapons purchased at gun shops in Arizona ending up in Mexico, many of them at crime scenes. Initially, the department denied that gun-walking had taken See VOTE, Page A2
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balance out nature. When you start taking away all the predators, then you start having a lot of rodents and all kinds of things, and you start having sick people.” Hayes said some signs indicate there are fewer bears in the Sandias than in previous years. The animals have been absent on game cameras set up by residents and scat has been nonexistent in previously frequented areas, she said. Rick Winslow, the wildlife department’s large carnivore biologist, said he spotted scat and other signs of bear during a recent outing with school children in a popular hiking spot on the western side of the Sandias. He said his office also has fielded reports of a female bear and her cubs hanging around a picnic area. The state Game and Fish Department estimates between 5,300 and 6,500 bears inhabit New Mexico’s mountain ranges. The Sandia population represents about 1 percent, while the adjacent population in the Manzano Mountains
stands at about 2.5 percent. Winslow said the agency is working on reducing the population in other areas, but not in the Sandias. “It’s not our job to eliminate bears. It’s our job to manage the bear population,” he said. Winslow also said nuisance calls involving bears are less frequent than last year, when a record number of incidents were reported around the state. Experts suspect the decrease is due in part to a lack of freezes in late winter and early spring. That allowed food sources, such as juniper berries, oak and acorn crops, to flourish. Hayes said the key to reducing bear -people conflicts is ensuring that homeowners secure their garbage and that recreationists keep tidy camp or picnic sites. She said she’s trying to combat the idea that bears are a problem species that have to be removed or eliminated. “You can live with black bear. It’s simple,” she said. “Do people really want a sterile mountain? Do they not want any kind of wildlife up here?”
Bee Hive resident reports missing check Police were dispatched to 3100 Delta Loop, Monday, where a resident of Bee Hive Assisted Living reported that an employee took two checks to deposit in the bank and only one check showed up in her account.
•Police were called to the parking lot at Walmart, 4500 N. Main St., Tuesday, after a subject or subjects gained entry to a vehicle between 11:50 p.m and 12:30 a.m., through a side door and took a Cobra radar detector and an amplifier. •Police were dispatched to two separate locations on Jemez Court, Monday, to take two reports of vehicle burglary. In one, an ESD 9290 radar detector, valued at $300, was removed from the vehicle. In the second, the owner stated a radar detector and DVD case with DVDs were stolen. The items were valued at $1,120, •Police were called to
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tion Administration had issued fewer than 300 permits for drones by the end of last year. Public worries about drones began mostly on the political margins, but there are signs that they’re going mainstream. “There is a distrust amongst the people who have come and discussed this issue with me about our gover nment,” Jef f Landry, a freshman Republican congressman from Louisiana’s coastal bayou country, said. “It’s raising an alarm with the American public.” Fear that some drones may be armed, for example, has been fueled in part by a county sheriff’s office in Texas that used a homeland security grant to buy a $300,000, 50-pound ShadowHawk helicopter drone for its SWAT team. The drone can be equipped with a 40mm grenade launcher and a 12-gauge shotgun. Randy McDaniel, chief deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, told The Associated Press earlier this year his office had no plans to arm the drone, but he left open the possibility the agency might decide to adapt the drone to fire tear gas canisters and rubber bullets. Earlier this year Congress, under pressure from the Defense Department and drone manufacturers, ordered the FAA to give drones greater access to civilian airspace by 2015. Besides the military, the mandate applies to drones operated by private companies or individuals and
civilian government agencies, including federal, state and local law enforcement. The military, which is bringing home unmanned aircraft from Afghanistan, wants room to test and use them. But the potential civilian market for drones may far eclipse military demand. Power companies want them to monitor transmission lines. Farmers want to fly them over fields to detect which crops need water. Ranchers want them to count cows. Journalists are exploring drones’ newsgathering potential. Police departments want them to chase crooks, conduct search and rescue missions and catch speeders. When Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, suggested during an interview on Washington radio station WTOP last month that drones be used by police since they’ve done such a good job on foreign battlefields, the political backlash was swift. NetRightDaily complained: “This seems like something a fascist would do. ... McDonnell isn’t pro-Big Gover nment, he is proHUGE Government.” There’s concern as well among liberal civil liberties advocates that government and private-sector drones will be used to gather information on Americans without their knowledge. Giving drones greater access to U.S. skies moves the nation closer to “a surveillance society in which our every move is monitored, tracked, recorded and scrutinized by the authorities,” the American Civil Liberties Union declared in a report last December.
the 2400 block of South Baylor Avenue, Monday, where someone gained access to a vehicle and removed a JVC stereo, a Sony X-plode and a Pioneer speaker box. The items were valued at $400; the damages to the dash were estimated at $50.
Police were sent to the 2900 block of Mission Arch Drive, Monday, after a vehicle owner discovered his tires had been slashed over the weekend.
•Police received a report, Monday, of a water fountain, worth $150, stolen from a yard in the 3300 block of Highland Road. •Police took a report, Monday, of an LG Marquee Android, valued at $300, stolen from woman at Walmart, 4500 N. Main St. She said she received a request for money to have it retur ned. She had it locked by the service provider so the person could not use it.
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place. Relying on the tactic, federal agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives abandoned their usual practice of intercepting all weapons they believed to be illicitly purchased. Instead, the goal of gun-walking was to track such weapons to high-level ar ms traf fickers, who had long eluded prosecution, and to dismantle their networks. Gun-walking has long been barred by Justice Department policy, but federal agents in Arizona experimented with it in at least two investigations during the George W. Bush administration before Fast and Furious. These experiments came as the department was under widespread criticism that the old policy of arresting every suspected low-level straw purchaser was still allowing tens of thousands of guns to reach Mexico. A straw pur-
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progress made this week will likely be suf ficient enough to transition back to a Type 3 incident management team by Saturday. He said that while the risk the fire poses to communities in the area has been significantly reduced, hot spots in the area remain a concern. “When a fire goes through the way it did really fast, a lot of times all it does is brown the leaves, particularly in hardwood species,” Johnson said. “Then as they dry out, they drop to the ground, and that creates a potential fire fuel. If there’s a hot spot in there, that could reignite,
Ernie Ogas, 33, is charged with violation of the sex offender registration and notification act. His last known address is 812 E. Albuquerque, Roswell. In the past, he has faced multiple charges. He is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weight 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for Ogas. If you have any information as to this subject’s whereabouts, contact the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office at 575-624-6520 or call Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477).
RATON (AP) — Investigators with the state Game and Fish Department are asking the public for help in solving a poaching case in northern New Mexico. Authorities say a trophy buck antelope was illegally killed around June 16. The carcass was found near state highway 193 between Raton and Farley. The animal was left to rot after it was shot. The department says it is
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chaser is an illicit buyer of guns for others. The agents in Arizona lost track of many of the weapons in Operation Fast and Furious. Two of the guns that “walked” in the operation were found at the scene of the slaying of U.S. border agent Brian Terry. Issa’s committee has been investigating Fast and Furious for the past year and a half. Holder says the Justice Department has already turned over 7,600 pages of documents. Issa said he was willing to postpone Wednesday’s contempt vote if the attorney general first provided the documents the panel still seeks. In addition to Holder and Issa, the participants in the meeting were Deputy Attor ney General James Cole; Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on Issa’s committee.
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Giocondo Marcelli Jr.
Giocondo (Jack) Marcelli, 83, of Roswell, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012. He was born in Philadelphia, on July 1, 1928, to Giocondo Marcelli and Vienna Bettacchi Marcelli, the eldest of three children. Jack’s parents and sisters preceded him in death. Giocondo Marcelli Jr., nicknamed Jack, served his country with pride and honor during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Since childhood, he dreamed of enlisting in the Navy, a dream which was fulfilled. His career ended in 1966, when he retired as a chief petty officer. Jack served on various ships that sailed the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Caribbean Sea and Arctic Ocean. He served in Guam, where Japanese soldiers did not know the war had ended, and were still hiding in the hills trying to continue the fight. In addition to serving on many ships, Jack had a tour of duty with a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion that constructed a naval facility in Barbados, West Indies. Jack was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Occupation Service Medal, and five awards of the Good Conduct Medal. After retiring from the Navy, he and his family made their home in Virginia Beach, Va., where he was actively involved in his church and community. Jack attended community college and received an AS in business administration. He went to work for a national nursing home management company as vice president of accounting functions. Upon retiring from that position, Jack and his wife Jill moved to Roswell, where he took up volunteering for Sunday church services at the Juvenile Detention Center. Later he took a position with the state of New Mexico teaching math to students trying to get their GED, at the Chaves County Career Center. His primary interest in retirement was to minister to juvenile prisoners, teaching them the values of a better life. Jack married Annie Niegocki in 1951. She passed away in 1978.
Together they had six children, five of whom survive. They are Louis and Larry Marcelli, Lorraine Taylor, Gina Theisen and Anna Marie Sparrow. Jack married Jill Mounts in 1982, and added two stepdaughters to the family, Dusty James and Celia Morgan. The children are scattered and live in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. In addition to the seven childr en, Jack leaves behind 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012, at St. Peter Catholic Chur ch with the Rev. Charlie Martinez officiating. Interment to follow in St. Peter Columbarium. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Baylor “Bee” C. Smith
ARTESIA — Baylor “Bee” C. Smith went to be with the Lord on June 16, 2012, surrounded by his family. Mr. Smith was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Uvalde, Texas, to Milton (Mitt) and Elizabeth English Smith. As a young man, he worked for the Street Ranch located west of Uvalde and for the state of Texas Highway Department. He joined the Navy in September 1942 and served on the USS Delta. He married Ima E. Yancy on Dec. 17, 1949. She preceeded him in death Nov. 16, 2004. Mr. Smith was a river rider for the United States Department of Agriculture and a rancher until his retirement in 1991. Bee was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic church. He is survived by three children, Virgil J. Smith and wife Jan, of Roswell, Virginia Darnold and husband Paul, of Alamogordo, and Ima Lee Mellard, of Artesia; grandchildren, Tina and Patrick Garcia, of Rio Rancho, Brandi Darnold, of Ruidoso, Brent Smith and wife Kelly, of Waxahachie Texas, and Meghan McLellan and husband Matt, of Roswell; five great-grandchildren, Shelby, Kaitlin, Trason, Peyton and Macie; and one great-great-grandson Daxden. In addition to his wife of 54 years, he was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Robert Mellard, five brothers and two sisters. Mr. Smith will be laid to rest at a private funeral service beside his wife in Del Rio, Texas. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Vista Care Hospice Foundation. Terpening & Son Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please remember Mr. Smith online at artesiafunerals.com.
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GOP senators won’t say if plan is amnesty WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy, Senate Republicans are quite sure they don’t like it. They just don’t want to say if it amounts to amnesty, at least not yet, while they await guidance on the politically charged issue from presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “If it leads to citizenship as a reward for some kind of illegal entry, I think it could be argued” to be amnesty, said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who normally is one of Obama’s most plainspoken critics. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia said the president’s announcement last Friday could be called “amnesty light,” if not the real thing. “It all depends on how you define ‘amnesty,’ and I’m not going to get into that debate,” added Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, second-ranking party leader and another frequent critic of Obama. “I wouldn’t use the Aword to describe this. ... That’s a word that gets used a lot,” said Sen. John Cornyn. The Texas lawmaker is in charge of the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate this fall and has seen internal divisions develop since Obama’s announcement between his party’s establishment and lawmakers and candidates more aligned with the tea party. These days, at least, amnesty is most often used by Republicans wanting to accuse Democrats of being soft on illegal immigration, much of which involves Hispanics who make their way
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across the border from Mexico. In his announcement, Obama said the government will no longer seek to deport illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and have been in the country for at least five continuous years. They also must have no criminal history and either have graduated from a U.S. high school, have earned a GED diploma or certificate or have served in the military. “Let’s be clear, this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship, this is not a per manent fix,” Obama said from the White House Rose Garden. “This is the right thing to do.” Administration officials said about 800,000 individuals could be affected. While the White House and Democrats in Congress say the president’s action was modeled on the DREAM Act, that measure includes a path to citizenship, a critical political distinction. Romney, who has vowed to veto the DREAM Act, has recently softened his rhetoric on immigration as he works to cut into Obama’s support among Hispanic voters. So far, he has not said whether he supports or opposes what the president did. McConnell and others said they want to hear what the former Massachusetts governor is going to say on the subject in a speech later this week. Romney is “the leader of our party” at least until the November election and
perhaps well afterwards, McConnell said. While they sidestepped the question of amnesty, McConnell and several other Republicans sent Obama a letter seeking an explanation of his authority to bypass Congress on the policy switch. The request, announced by Sen. Charles Grassley, RIowa, also asked precisely how the new policy would work, and whether federal funds will be used to implement it. Whatever Romney says, Republicans aligned with the tea party are more outspoken than the party’s establishment on the issue. “This is amnesty,” Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, a favorite of tea party Republicans, said last week in a quick reaction to Obama’s announcement. “Congressman (Jef f) Flake and President Obama, advocates for amnesty,” Wil Cardon alleged in one emailed statement, issued as part of his uphill battle for the GOP nomination to the Senate in Arizona. Andrew Wilder, a campaign spokesman for Flake, said the congressman “does not support giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, and he never has.” Rep. Steve King, RIowa, one of the party’s more outspoken lawmakers in the immigration issue, has announced he intends to file suit challenging Obama’s authority to bypass Congress and change the policy on his own. Also in the House, Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation to
Smartt View 1: Life, Love, and Cluttered Closets, and The Smartt View 2: Life in Progress. “I’m a completely different kind of motivational speaker. When you leave tonight you’re going to walk out saying, ‘I’m not as bad as her and that motivates me,’” Smartt joked at the beginning of her talk. Smartt recounted lighthearted stories, or confessions as she called them, of her struggles with her weight and her spatial disorder. At times women in the audience had to catch their breaths or wipe away tears from their
laughter. “All of us in this room have weaknesses. Because of that we’re able to show a special mercy to the other people who have weaknesses ... One of my missions in life is to go around and help you say, ‘Hey, girl, you don’t have to be embarrassed, you can tell me’ ... It’s only when we tell the truth that we get help,” Smartt said. Attendee Angela Fisher said, “(Smartt) elaborated on something the Bible said that we all should bear one another’s burdens, the way she said it, we all should have mercy
block Obama from implementing his own policy. In some regards, his state serves as a microcosm of the broader debate inside the party. In addition to Kyl’s comments, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told reporters during the day he neither wanted to “repeal it or not repeal” what Obama announced.
Like many other Republicans, McCain said Obama was now doing “something that he said he didn’t have constitutional authority to do a year ago.” Also like other members of his party, he said the president’s announcement had complicated efforts to work out a comprehensive solution to a vexing problem.
House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that because the economy is so weak, Obama has “turned to the politics of envy and division, which I don’t think the American people are going to accept.”
Boehner said Obama’s announcement “puts everyone in a dif ficult position,” including young illegal immigrants who “from no fault of their own” are in the United States, as well as lawmakers seeking legislation to tackle more than just the problem of younger illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children.
Democrats have applauded Obama’s announcement, many of them adding that he acted after Republicans refused to per mit a more wideranging immigration measure advance in Congress. on each other because each is fighting some kind of battle.”
A national organization, the goal of Healthy Woman is to provide women with the material needed to make informed decisions about health care for their family and for themselves. “Because we know that women make the health care decisions for their families,” Linthicum said. In 2010, there were more than 110,000 Healthy Woman members and 100 hospital programs, according to the organization’s website.
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Government operations can be efficient at times
SANTA FE — What a great example of governmental efficiency and transparency. With a mere telephone request, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief political adviser was able to get a list of all nonunion teachers in the state along with their school email addresses. It required considerable work by at least two divisions of the Public Education Department. It was done so fast and efficiently that the PED information officer proudly attached an email message that went to his boss, the governor, her chief of staff and, of course, her chief political adviser. Not only did everyone in that loop have reason for pride, all we ink-stained wretches now have reason for hope that our requests for public records can be acted upon as quickly. It is not what we are accustomed to — from any administration that I can recall. First, we are reminded that requests cannot be made verbal-
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ly. They must be in writing. In the early days of email, that medium was not acceptable. Sometimes a prompt reply is received but usually an extension of time is requested, often by an attorney. Much of the time the answer is that the record does not exist. Often that means that the data exists to answer the question but it has never been compiled in the form requested and the agency is not required to do that work for you. In this case we see that significant information was quickly and proudly done. There is a rather good possibility that a significant
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increase of public records inspection requests will now begin occurring. Some records requests become real nightmares. A request for information about DNA testing in a case involving Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County Sherif f’s Office has drug out some eight years. Word is that the plaintiff’s costs for that are nearing $1 million. The county and state must pay those legal expenses if a judge decides the records must be turned over. Over 20 years ago, I made a Freedom of Information Act request of the U.S. T reasury Department for records concerning approximately 100 tons of gold allegedly removed by the Treasury Department from Victorio Peak on White Sands Missile Range. I received a reply that no such records existed. A few years ago, I received a phone call from a Treasury official about to retire. He was going through old records when he
found my letter — in a file marked “Victorio Peak.” He said evidently someone did know the file existed when I was sent a reply saying the Treasury Department had nothing. He sent me the file, with no charges for copying. It contained, among other items, a big map of the Victorio Peak area indicating tunnels connecting the peak with nearby hills. Nothing else was of much interest so I have remained suspicious that I wasn’t sent everything. But that’s the way these fishing expeditions go. But now we have new hope. Gov. Martinez ran for office promising she wouldn’t be like Bill Richardson. She would be a transparent governor. Martinez may be a little too transparent, however. She let emails get into someone’s hands that indicate state resources were used illegally for political purposes and that she was very much in the loop. Another surprising occurrence was that the state
of ficials involved mostly had Susana PAC email addresses. But then maybe everyone is barking up the wrong tree. The governor could have just asked for the records herself. She’s the boss. Those employees work for her. She then could have given them to her political adviser, who also works for her privately. The actions still would have been questionable because she would have been using state resources for political purposes. Another questionable action involved the records request being handled only by political appointees. Records requests are supposed to be made to the department’s records custodian who is a professional educator, not the appointed public relations spokesman. (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)
Family wealth rolled back
A new report by the Federal Reserve Board shows how hard Americans were walloped during the Great Recession. A Washington Post summary stated, “median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010.” That rolled back wealth to 1992 levels, essentially wiping out nearly two decades of wealth creation. “It’s shocking,” Esmael Adibi told us; he’s the director of A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University. He explained that there’s a difference between income and wealth. Income is your paycheck and other compensation for work. Wealth is “all of your holdings, typically your home. If you’re wealthy enough, it would include your savings, stock market investments, maybe a boat.” The main culprit in the decline, of course, was the housing crash. He said home values dropped by up to 60 percent in some places, such as Modesto and the Inland Empire. Orange County was more fortunate — if you can call it that — seeing prices drop by about one-third. The stock market also crashed hard. The Dow Jones industrial average peaked at 14,164 on Oct. 9, 2007, then plunged by more than half, to 6,594.44 on March 5, 2009. Last Wednesday, the Dow stood at 12,496 about 12 percent off the peak. That’s a greater recovery than for home values, but still lags the peak reached nearly five years ago. The consequences of the plunge in the median family net worth involves what’s called the “wealth effect,” Adibi explained. When people’s home and stock values rise, their “wealth effect” generates more spending. That happened in the early 2000s, when soaring home prices sparked new spending. Especially in Orange County, it was a time when people used the “wealth effect” to refurbish homes, or buy second homes to rent out. The prosperity rippled through the economy. During the 2007-10 crash, the opposite happened: The “wealth effect” went negative, and people stopped spending. “That’s the reason the recession was so bad,” Adibi said. “Those who lost jobs, lost income. And those who kept their jobs, lost wealth. Both spent less. Spending is about 70 percent of the economy.” Only now are home prices starting to rise a bit in some areas, he said, while remaining stable in others. This is affecting consumer spending. He noted, for example, that Tiffany & Co.’s sales of luxury jewelry increased 8 percent in the first quarter of 2012 over the year previous. For us, that means policies need to restore some certainty to the system to make sure we don’t get Great Recession II — or worse. A nagging sore on the body politic is tax rates. The Bush-era tax cuts — already extended — are set to expire Jan. 1, 2013. Taxpayers at all levels of income have no idea what their tax liability will be Jan. 1, 2013. The president should take this problem off the table by immediately working with Republicans on making these tax cuts permanent. Guest Editorial The Orange County Register DEAR DOCTOR K: I have warts on the bottoms of my feet. How can I get rid of them? DEAR READER: The warts on the soles of your feet are called plantar warts. They are essentially the same as other warts except that they are hard and flat. I’ve had them, and boy, are they aggravating. Warts are highly contagious, so they’re easy to pick up, especially if you walk barefoot on moist, war m or dirty sur faces. They result from infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). (It’s a different strain than the one that is sexually transmitted and causes cancer of the cervix.) If you have a plantar wart and also have diabetes or another medical condition that makes you prone to infections or slow to
All hail Emperor Barack Obama “This notion I can somehow just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively, but fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there’s been great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It’s just not true.” — Barack Obama, September 2011 President Obama is no
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heal, see your doctor. A plantar wart can get infected. In people with diabetes, foot infections do not heal easily. If they don’t heal, an amputation of the foot may be necessary. A plantar wart sometimes can cause pain when you walk. That inter mittently happens with mine. Pain is another reason to consider treatment. However,
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longer president in the constitutional sense. He appears to have elevated himself to the role of emperor, deciding unilaterally what should be the law and what should not, bypassing Congress and placing himself in the role of Julius Caesar. First it was the revelation
keep in mind that warts of all types can come and go. Be patient, since the wart may go away on its own — and that’s what has happened in my case. If you are not having symptoms and are not diabetic, it is reasonable to do nothing. One reason to seek treatment, even if a wart is not causing symptoms, is that it may grow or seed other warts across your foot. In my experience (professional and personal) that does not happen often. If you want to try treatment, you have several options. You can try an over-the-counter preparation that includes 40 percent salicylic acid (Clear Away, Compound W and others). You can also consult a foot-care specialist, who may apply a stronger topical preparation.
that he has a “hit list” from which he alone decides who lives and who dies by drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. last Friday’s With announcement that he intends to effectively grant amnesty to a category of illegal aliens, according to criteria he has set — their age, a spotless criminal record, a minimum level of education, and/or military service — the president has technically, possibly deliberately and it can be argued illegally, violated his oath of of fice in which he swore to “preserve, protect
Yet another option is topical fluorouracil (Carac, Efudex, Fluoroplex). This prescription cream’s effectiveness isn’t certain, but if you prefer medication to surgery, ask your doctor about it. There are several quicker but more painful options. They usually are performed by dermatologists and skin surgeons, not by primary care doctors. The first is to freeze away the wart (cryotherapy). The frozen tissue dies and falls off, like a scab. The wart also can be cut out with a scalpel under local anesthetic. Finally, there are two types of laser treatment. The first is a carbon dioxide laser to remove the wart, again with a local anesthetic. A less painful option is pulseSee DR. K, Page A5
and defend the Constitution of the United States” so help him God. Whose help does the president seek when he acts as if he is God? The Constitution empowers Congress, not the president, to make laws, but President Obama has bypassed that body to become a Congress of one and a law unto himself. The president has announced his administration won’t enforce a law passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton — the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) —
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June 20, 1987 • Coast Guard Fireman Apprentice Mark T. Walters, son of Tillman and Jan Walters of Artesia, has graduated from Coast Guard recruit training. Walters attended the eightweek course at the Coast Guard T raining Center at Cape May. Among the subjects he studied were first aid, Coast Guard history and seamanship, communications, damage control, firefighting and physical conditioning. A 1982 graduate of Artesia High School, he joined the Coast Guard in January.
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The march of VA union federal employees against the VA (my column two weeks ago—”Live claim update, and VA employees protest”) took place in Columbia, S.C., this past Saturday in front of the VA Regional Headquarters. By all accounts, the protest was quite successful, sending high ranking VA Veterans Benefits Administration running for cover. New York T imes advocate reporter, James Dao, was amazed at the turnout and the effect the protest seems to have had on top ranking VA officials. It’s pretty bad when (government workers) stage a significant protest rally against the government! Observer comments indicated continuing protests, as well as law suits against the government, are being planned on a national level. Looks like the unions are going to accomplish what VA organizations (the VFW, DAV,
American Legion, MOPH, etc.) have not been able or willing to do, thanks to “politics!” To hear wounded veterans tell it, there are few things more daunting, infuriating or soul-crushing than dealing with the Veterans Benefits Administration, the agency that decides whether they will receive disability benefits for injuries and illnesses incurred during war. From my own experiences, dealwith Coning gress/Department of Defense on veterans’ pensions is just as bad! As the inventory of unprocessed claims has grown—to more than 900,000 nationwide— so has anger with the agency. On Tuesday, in what has become an annual ritual, Congress started holding hearings on the V.B.A.’s chronically poor per for mance. Based on each past years’ “do nothing” result, more of the
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same is expected by the growing number protesters—and they are “mad as h___, and they’re not going to take it any more”, so it seems. Picketing outside the VA found workers hoping to spotlight what they consider root causes of their system’s breakdown: lack of accountability, inadequate resources, hopelessly complex policies and demoralizing work conditions. “We want to take care of veterans; many of us are veterans,” said Ronald Robinson, a protest leader, president of the union local and an Army veteran. “We
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can't sit any longer and be blamed for things that are beyond our control.” The backlog in the disability compensation system has steadily worsened since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, having more than doubled in the last decade. (Advocate note: I warned of this happening in several of my columns back in 2005).The department defines its backlog as claims that have been awaiting decisions for more than 125 days, the department's benchmark for timeliness. That has become a joke to more than 900,000 veterans. Dao reported that in a statement, the VA said several initiatives had put it (VA) on track to process all claims in less than 125 days by 2015. "Change can be challenging, and we recognize that our dedicated employees are critical to providing veterans with timely, quality
benefits," the statement said. Bull roar (my comment)! In the trenches in Columbia, however, the protest leaders say those efforts had made little difference, and in some cases had made matters worse. Workers said processing a claim had become increasingly segmented, with files passing through several hands before being denied or approved. As a result, files are more likely to be misplaced, communications garbled and decisions slowed, they said. And no one is held accountable for mistakes because so many people are involved. The employees also complained about the performance review process used to measure their productivity, saying it reduced the quality of work and hurt morale. The process requires claims processors to complete a certain number of files per day. People who fall short can be denied promotions
souri Ave. Members are encouraged to bring a white rock, mineral, fossil, or gemstone. The program will be “The Baker Egg Dig in Deming” by Larry Plunkett. All visitors are welcome. For details, call 622-5679.
Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present On With the Show! on Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Easter n New Mexico University- Roswell. T ickets are $10 and are available from any choir member, by phone, 6237717, or email at steve-
or fired. Those who meet or exceed quotas become eligible for bonuses. The workers said those quotas encourage processors to take shortcuts that often lead to mistakes, or to focus on easier cases over complex ones. And when in doubt, (processors tend to deny claims) because denials are generally faster, boosting production numbers. There is so, so, so much more coming on this. I’ll report it as it unfolds. The status of my “live” claim update? 151 days unprocessed and counting! Oops, that’s more than 125 days, right? Oh yes, and no change in the veteran’s situation who, once again, had his ear ned pension denied by the Army (under laws passed by Congress)! God bless (Satan is working overtime).
Cancer survivor group; Rockhounds to meet; On With the Show Cancer with Grace support group presents, “Survivor Project” Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Grace
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because he believes it is unconstitutional. But he will craft his own immigration policy — given that the DREAM Act is still in limbo — by immediately halting the deportation of and giving work permits to illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. So not only is he president; Emperor Obama has usurped the power of Congress and the Supreme Court. In an age of political pandering, this crass appeal for Hispanic votes has to rank near the top of anyone’s list. While the Washington Post fixates on the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in and recalls Richard Nixon’s disdain for the Constitution, there is silence about this president’s similar disregard for that document’s constraints on executive power. Official unemployment for American citizens remains above 8 percent. Now, 800,000 noncitizens can work legally, in some cases for lower wages, thus robbing some citizens of what should be their priority place in the job line. Will those newly enfranchised noncitizens who can’t find work get food stamps and welfare checks drawn on borrowed money from China? You know they will. That is part of the president’s vote-buying contract. The Obama re-election team appar-
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dye laser removal. The laser destroys red blood cells in the wart. This deprives the wart of oxygen and nutrients without harming surrounding skin and tissue. (This technique is not available everywhere.)
The Chaparral Rockhounds will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Mis-
ently has calculated that every vote lost by an angry unemployed American citizen will be made up for with votes from Hispanics and result in a net plus for the president. That is a dangerous gamble, especially since it assumes Hispanics who are legal citizens, or legal residents, will applaud those who violated laws they had to obey when they came to America. If a Republican president behaved in such a cavalier manner toward Congress and the Constitution he would be impeached. Again, consider Nixon and Watergate. The president’s appeal, he maintains, is about “fairness” and other notions that have nothing to do with the law. There is a constitutional and legal way to regulate people who are “undocumented.” It is through Congress, which made the laws illegals have violated. The decree of a president who unilaterally and unconstitutionally decides which laws he will uphold, in the case of DOMA, and which laws he will create, in the case of illegal aliens, in order to cynically pander for Hispanic votes, is how dictators rule. (Write to Cal Thomas at: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also email Cal Thomas at email@example.com.) © 2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
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We have more information on plantar warts in our Special Health Report, “Foot Care Basics.” (Learn more about this report at AskDoctorK.com, or call 877-649-9457 toll-free to order it.) (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Roswell, New Mexico wishes to inform all interested parties that a Community Development Block Grant hearing will be held: June 29, 2012 Roswell City Hall 10:00 a.m. 425 N. Richardson Roswell, NM
The purpose of these public hearings will be to report on past CDBG program activities and to receive public input on Community development needs and suggestions for future CDBG projects.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, in order to assist communities in providing essential community facilities, providing decent housing for residents, promoting economic development and maintaining a suitable living environment. The State of New Mexico estimates the 2013 appropriation of $8,500,000 to be distributed statewide on a competitive basis.
State and national objectives of the CDBG Program require that assistance be made available for activities that address at least one of the following: 1) An activity identified as principally benefiting persons of low and moderate income; 2) Aid in the prevention and elimination of slums and blight; 3) Meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs
Applications are limited to a maximum of $500,000, except for planning applications which have a limit of $50,000. Eligible activities and categories will be described. All interested parties are invited to attend, to submit project ideas, to provide supporting data and testimony, and other pertinent information. With sufficient notice, a translator will be provided for non-English speaking residents. Those unable to attend the public hearings may send written comments to: CDBG Grant Program Requests City of Roswell P.O. Drawer 1838 Roswell, NM 88202-1838
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NOTICIA AL PÚBLICO
La Ciudad de Roswell, Nuevo Mexico, desea anunciar sobre la junta publica para informar a los interesados en el proceso de solicitude del program de CDBG del año 2013. La junta será: June 29, 2012 Roswell City Hall 10:00 a.m 425 N. Richardson Roswell, NM
Esta junta considerará propuestas de proyectos para aplicación de 2013 fondos del Community Development Block grant (CDBG). El estado de Nuevo Mexico ha recibido fondos en la cantidad de $8,500,000.
El programma de Community Development Block Grant fue establecido en 1974 bajo el Title I/Housing & Community Development Act para asistir 1) a comunidades y a residentes de pocos o moderados recursos, 2) ayudar a eliminar barrios bajos, sucios y manchados 3) y tambien estos fondoes se pueden usar an condiciónes de emergencia que pongan en peligro inmediato a la salud y bienestar de la gente.
El programa esta administrado por el estado de Nuevo Mexico, Department of Finance and Administration, Local Government Division. El público esta invitado a hacer presentaciónes, peticiónes y recomendaciónes al consejo acerca de los proyectors que se quieran aplicar para el proximo ciclo de CDBG fondos. El maximo total por cada aplicación es $500,000, excepto aplicaciónes en la categoria de un plan de proyecto que tienen limite fijo de $50, 000. Si usted o su organizacion tienen un proyecto que pueda ser elegible para coinsideración, usted esta invitado a hacer su presentación y petición en esta reunión pública. Para los residentes que no hablan ingles, y requierer un interprete, contacten a la oficina de administración, una semana antes de la reunion (575) 6246700. Para la gente que no puede atender la reunión pública, sus comentarios se recibiran el la siguente dirección: CDBG Grant Program Requests City of Roswell P.O. Box 1838 Roswell, NM 88202
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Epic clash nearing over tax boosts, spending cuts
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget showdown for the ages could begin after this year’s election and stretch well into 2013 — despite the threat that an impending half-trillion-dollar avalanche of tax increases and spending cuts might rekindle a national recession. The reason: an unprecedented collision of highstakes fiscal decisions, coming at a time of intense partisanship, a teetering economy, record federal deficits and, possibly, a new president. Campaigning for the White House and Congress will make substantive action all but impossible before the elections. And agreement may be nearly as tough during a post-election, lame duck session in November and December,
barring a European financial meltdown or Middle East oil supply crisis that demands an immediate response by lawmakers. No one can confidently predict the outcome of the battle over what many are calling the “fiscal cliff.” Much depends on whether President Barack Obama defeats Republican challenger Mitt Romney in November and which party controls Congress. If Romney wins, Republicans will want to delay decisions until he takes office in January. In that case, a lame duck session would focus on postponing the spending cuts and extending current tax rates for six months to a year. If Obama is re-elected, the fight could easily stretch into 2013 due to the complex issues and
the parties’ deep differences. When political and economic stakes reach these levels, the solution almost always comes from party leaders and the White House. Many in Washington expect that to be true this time as well. Even so, bipartisan groups of senators are seeking middle ground, meeting in a Washington town house, a restaurant and discreet Capitol hideaways. A common starting point has been a debtreduction plan by a 2010 commission headed by Democrat Erskine Bowles and Republican Alan Simpson. “If there’s any chance to do something either before the election or after the election, somebody has got
to have done the homework,” said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., a leader of one bipartisan group of senators. Obama “will make the case very clearly that Republicans are holding the entire economy hostage to their obsession of retaining tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.” says Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, top Democrat on the House Budget Committee. “If he’s so fixated on raising marginal tax rates for his sense of equity, that comes at the expense of the economy,” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul R yan, R-Wis., said of Obama. Both sides received a May warning from the nonpartisan Congressional
amendments to a $500-billion bill that will set farm policy and fund the food stamp program over the next five years. One of its first votes was to reject a proposal to trim food stamp spending. The farm bill, one of the last major pieces of legislation that could clear Congress before the election, carries out major changes to the federal safety net for far mers, replacing their direct payments, even when they don’t plant crops, with greater emphasis on crop insurance and a new program to protect farmers from revenue losses. The Senate is expected to vote on all the amendments and pass the bill by the end of the week. It then goes to the House, where it could run into resistance from fiscal conservatives. An early amendment in the Senate dealt with the price of the food stamp program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which now totals $80 billion a year, about 80 percent of the bill’s spending. Food stamp rolls have doubled over the past eight years to 46 million people, driven by the recession.
R-Ala., that would have restored strict asset tests for food stamp eligibility. The base bill does save $4.5 billion over 10 years by ending another practice by some 15 states of giving low-income people as little as $1 dollar a year in home heating assistance, even when they don’t have heating bills, in order to make them eligible for increased food stamp benefits. Sessions had proposed another amendment that
it was among more than 200 that were not allowed in a deal on proceeding with the legislation reached by the two parties Monday. Among the amendments that will be considered are those dealing with putting caps on crop insurance subsidies, and proposals dealing with the sugar growers’ protection program, maple syrup, catfish and aerial surveillance of farm lands. The legislation envisions
current farm bill that expires at the end of September. The savings come from replacing four safety net programs, including direct payments to farmers, with one program that compensates farmers for modest revenue losses before crop insurance kicks in, reducing conservation programs from 23 to 13 and ending abuses in the food stamp program.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign stop at Bavarian Inn Lodge, Tuesday, in Frankenmuth, Mich.
Budget Office. It said that if the tax increases and spending cuts occur in January, the economy will shrink at an annual rate of
1.3 percent in the first half of 2013, enough to “probably be judged a recession” before expanding later in the year.
Senate defeats proposal to trim food stamp program Oil price rises on hopes The Democratic-led Sen- would have gone further in spending $969 billion over WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday ate defeated 56-43 a pro- cracking down on the heat- the next decade, with savFed will boost economy began plowing through 73 posal by Sen. Jeff Sessions, ing assistance practice, but ings of $23 billion over the
NEW YORK(AP) - Cattle/hogs futures on the Chicago Merchantile Exchange Friday: Open high
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday. Others are Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, and John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
Dec 13 733 750 733 748 Mar 14 735 752ü 735 752ü May 14 745 756ü 745 756ü Jul 14 730ü 738ü 729fl 738ü Last spot N/A Est. sales 364562. Mon’s Sales: 123,881 Mon’s open int: 432846, off -3558 CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Jul 12 602 617 600ü 612ø Sep 12 542ü 568 540ø 567ø Dec 12 539fl 564 536ü 563ø Mar 13 552 575ü 549 575 May 13 559 581ø 558ø 581ø Jul 13 565ø 586fl 562 586fl Sep 13 552 575 548fl 575 Dec 13 540 560 538ø 560 Mar 14 558 569ø 558 569ø May 14 565 575 565 575 Jul 14 561fl 580 561fl 580 Sep 14 527 547 527 547 Dec 14 524ø 541 524ø 541 Jul 15 541 558ø 541 558ø Dec 15 524fl 536 524fl 536 Last spot N/A Est. sales 871925. Mon’s Sales: 384,895 Mon’s open int: 1129240, off -14334 OATS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Jul 12 316 332 316 324ø Sep 12 300fl 310ø 300ø 306fl Dec 12 289ø 298 288 294ü Mar 13 295 296ø 295 296ø May 13 289ü 296ø 289ü 296ø Jul 13 290ü 296ø 290ü 296ø Sep 13 294ü 296ø 294ü 296ø Dec 13 304ü 304ü 304ü 304ü 331 Mar 14 331 331 331 May 14 331 331 331 331 Jul 14 383ø 383ø 383ø 383ø Sep 14 391ø 391ø 391ø 391ø Last spot N/A Est. sales 2748. Mon’s Sales: 1,203 Mon’s open int: 11517, up +105 SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Jul 12 1390fl 1451ø 1390fl 1433fl Aug 12 1377ø 1437ø 1377ø 1421ü Sep 12 1357fl 1409 1357fl 1398 Nov 12 1344ø 1395 1344ø 1384ø Jan 13 1346 1391ø 1341ø 1382ü Mar 13 1317 1356 1316ø 1344ü May 13 1295ü 1335ü 1292ø 1322ü Jul 13 1295 1333ø 1295 1320fl Aug 13 1280 1310ü 1280 1310ü Sep 13 1240fl 1271 1240fl 1271 Nov 13 1210 1247fl 1210 1234ø Jan 14 1211ü 1241ø 1211ü 1241ø Mar 14 1207ø 1237fl 1207ø 1237fl May 14 1207ø 1237fl 1207ø 1237fl Jul 14 1212fl 1243 1212fl 1243 Aug 14 1207ø 1237fl 1207ø 1237fl Sep 14 1197fl 1228 1197fl 1228 Nov 14 1199ø 1225 1199ø 1213ü Jul 15 1200ü 1226ü 1200ü 1226ü Nov 15 1180 1190 1180 1190 Last spot N/A Est. sales 732336. Mon’s Sales: 239,234 Mon’s open int: 771476, off -953
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NEW YORK (AP) _ Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue. Aluminum -$0.8536 per lb., London Metal Exch. Copper -$3.3907 Cathode full plate, LME. Copper $3.4325 N.Y. Merc spot Tue. Lead - $1893.50 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $0.8593 per lb., London Metal Exch. Gold - $1625.50 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $1622.20 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue. Silver - $28.430 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $28.362 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue. Platinum -$1488.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). Platinum -$1480.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue. n.q.-not quoted n.a.-not available r-revised
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Donovan said. Negotiations between six world powers and Iran — a huge oil producer — appear to have accomplished little this week in Moscow. That increases the likelihood of a European oil embargo in July. And some analysts are concerned the matter will only be settled by an armed conflict in the Middle East. Either action — an embargo or an attack on Iran — could cut into the world’s supply of oil. Tuesday’s increase was a rarity for oil. The price has been mostly falling since the end of February, and oil is more than 20 percent cheaper than it was on May 1. The price of U.S. gasoline has followed oil lower most of the spring and summer. On Tuesday, the national average fell below $3.50 per gallon for the first time since Feb. 10, according to auto club AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. The average pump price has dropped 44 cents since peaking at $3.94 in early April.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil rose Tuesday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would announce new measures to stimulate the U.S. economy. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude climbed 76 cents to end the day at $84.03 per barrel. The Fed holds a twoday meeting that ends Wednesday, and in the past it has taken action to encourage Americans to spend and borrow. Many analysts think the struggles of the U.S. economy and Europe’s debt crisis will compel the Fed to say or unveil something to try to boost confidence. Any sign that the Fed is willing to take action could lift oil prices, which have fallen sharply during the past six weeks over fears that growth in the global economy will stall. “The market is building on a little optimism that they’ll do something,” said Peter Donovan, an oil broker with Vantage Trading in New York. Concerns about Iran’s nuclear program also are pushing oil prices higher,
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Roswell Seven-day forecast Today
Sunny and very warm
Mostly sunny and breezy
Sunny and very warm
Sunshine and very warm
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Sunny and very warm
WSW at 4-8 mph POP: 5%
WSW at 10-20 mph POP: 5%
W at 6-12 mph POP: 5%
WNW at 4-8 mph POP: 5%
SSW at 4-8 mph POP: 5%
N at 4-8 mph POP: 5%
SSE at 4-8 mph POP: 5%
NE at 4-8 mph POP: 0%
POP: Probability of Precipitation
New Mexico Weather
Roswell through 5 p.m. Tuesday
Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Temperatures High/low .......................... 103°/65° Normal high/low ............... 94°/64° Record high ............. 108° in 1996 Record low ................. 50° in 1912 Humidity at noon .................... 6%
Precipitation 24 hours ending 5 p.m. Tue. . Month to date ....................... Normal month to date .......... Year to date .......................... Normal year to date .............
0.00” trace 0.95” 2.05” 4.14”
Santa Fe 92/60
Air Quality Index Today’s Forecast
Moderate Yesterday’s A.Q.I. Reading
T or C 98/66
Source: EPA (Forecast) & TCEQ (Yesterday)
Sun and Moon The Sun Today Thu. The Moon Today Thu. First
Rise 5:49 a.m. 5:49 a.m. Rise 6:48 a.m. 7:45 a.m. Full
Set 8:10 p.m. 8:11 p.m. Set 9:03 p.m. 9:43 p.m. New
Silver City 95/61
ROSWELL 95/68 Carlsbad 96/69
Las Cruces 99/69
Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2012
Regional Cities Today Thu. Alamogordo Albuquerque Angel Fire Artesia Carlsbad Chama Clayton Cloudcroft Clovis Deming Espanola Farmington Gallup Hobbs Las Cruces Las Vegas Los Alamos Los Lunas Lovington Portales Prewitt Raton Red River Roswell Ruidoso Santa Fe Silver City T or C Tucumcari White Rock
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72/56/pc 92/70/s 98/72/s 95/72/s 93/70/s 85/60/t 90/63/pc 94/71/s 87/58/s 87/60/t 98/75/s 86/73/s 92/73/pc 89/63/t 85/68/t 108/80/s 76/61/pc 91/65/s
Today Miami Midland Minneapolis New Orleans New York Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, OR Raleigh St. Louis Salt Lake City San Diego Seattle Tucson Washington, DC
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85/79/t 91/67/s 80/63/s 90/72/pc 97/76/s 85/65/s 87/73/t 100/76/s 111/82/s 90/68/pc 82/53/s 95/72/s 89/69/t 97/72/s 70/60/pc 74/52/s 106/73/s 100/75/s
(For the 48 contiguous states)
High: 111° ................ Needles, Calif. Low: 23° ...................Stanley, Idaho
High: 106° ......................Tucumcari Low: 32° ......................... Angel Fire
Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.
90s 100s 110s
Suleman’s home fails to sell; foreclosure next LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Octomom” Nadya Suleman’s California home was put up for auction Tuesday, but there were no bids so it’s been returned to the bank for foreclosure. Priority Posting and Publishing Inc. required an opening bid of $355,643, but no one bid on the fourbedroom, three-bath house in La Habra, about 25 miles east of Los Angeles. The auction previously was postponed four times. It’s unknown how long foreclosure might take. Suleman is the mother of 14 children, including octu-
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plets born in 2009. Before moving into the house on Madonna Lane, Suleman and her first six children lived with her mother. But that small Whittier home was foreclosed on just as her octuplets were becoming healthy enough to leave the hospital. The previous owner of the Madonna Lane home said Tuesday he was happy to see Suleman and her family go because of the damage they did to his credit. “They betrayed me big time,” Amer Haddadin told The Associated Press. “They
destroyed my credit. Shame on them.” Haddadin lived in the house for 11 years before selling it to Suleman’s father, Ed Doud, about three years ago for $115,000 down and a $450,000 promissory note. Doud promised to pay $4,000 monthly, but a $450,000 balloon payment was due in March 2010. Suleman did not qualify for a traditional bank loan, so her father came to her rescue. She held the deed to the house, but she paid Haddadin, who paid the mortgage company. Haddadin said he and
Doud went to the same church and as a Jordanian, he took pity on a fellow Arab in a tough spot and pledged to help Doud, who is Palestinian. “In a way, I am very glad that she will be kicked out because she is irresponsible, for all the things she
did. She doesn’t deserve it, the house,” he said. “My credit is very valuable to me. I do business with my credit,” Haddadin added. “Now I am strangled. I don’t have anything to depend on.” There is no number listed for Doud or Suleman, and
calls to an attorney who has represented Suleman were not immediately returned. Suleman recently declared bankruptcy, listing assets of no more than $50,000 and debts of as much as $1 million. Records show she owes more than $475,000 on the house.
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MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James better get well fast. He’s about to play for a championship. Hardly able to move, James returned from a left leg injury to make the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining and the Miami Heat held off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 104-98 victory on Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. With James watching the final moments, Mario Chalmers fin-
ABOVE: Miami’s LeBron James (6) looks for an open teammate as Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant defends during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Tuesday. LEFT: Chris Bosh dives for a loose ball during Game 4, Tuesday. Bosh and the Heat won 104-98 to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Chicago Cubs 2, Chicago White Sox 1
Toronto 10, Milwaukee 9 Seattle at Arizona, late L.A. Dodgers at Oakland, late San Francisco at L.A. Angels, late Texas at San Diego, late National League Philadelphia 7, Colorado 2
No team has blown a 3-1 lead in the finals. Westbrook scored 43 points for the Thunder, who wasted an early 17-point lead but were never out of the game because of their sensational point guard. Kevin Durant had 28 points but James Harden threw in another clunker, finishing with eight points on 2-of10 shooting. Westbrook and Durant were the only Thunder players to score in the last 16:46. James stumbled to the court on a drive midway through the fourth
NBA NBA Finals Game 4 Miami 104, Oklahoma City 98
NA T I O N A L TEBOW WINS GOOD GUY AWARD
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Tim Tebow has won the 2011 Good Guy Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America. The quarterback for Denver last season and now with the New York Jets won the honor presented by the PFWA for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs. He is the fifth consecutive quarterback and first member of the Broncos to win. PFWA second vice president Jeff Legwold, who covered Tebow for the Denver Post, cites how Tebow “not only dealt with the traditional media obligations both locally and nationally, but he was also the focus of many non-traditional media outlets, both from in Denver and across the country.” Tebow also was praised for his professionalism and respect for others.
SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS 1984 — Jockey Pat Day equals a thoroughbred racing record for an eight-race card when he wins seven races at Churchill Downs. Day’s only loss is in the fourth race.
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quarter, staying on the offensive end of the floor as the Heat regained possession on a blocked shot, and he made a short jumper that made it 92-90. After Westbrook missed a jumper, the Heat called timeout as James gingerly went to the court. Unable to walk off, he was carried to the sideline by a pair of teammates. He returned to a huge roar with a little over 4 minutes left and the Heat down two, and after Chris
Sandusky’s wife defends her man on stand
RANGERS TV ANNOUNCER OUT TWO GAMES
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Texas Rangers television play-by-play announcer Dave Barnett will undergo an evaluation and miss at least two games after he gave a rambling, incoherent description of game play that confused viewers. During the eighth inning Monday night in San Diego, Barnett said a runner was on “fifth” base after a “botched robbery.” He then mentioned a “henchman” before the broadcast went silent for several seconds. In a statement Tuesday, the Rangers said Barnett would be evaluated over the “next few days” and miss the rest of the San Diego series. The team says Barnett believes he’s had a recurrence of migraine headaches. Los Angeles TV reporter Serene Branson was diagnosed with migraine-related symptoms after a similar on-air incident during the Grammys last year. Radio announcer Steve Busby will take Barnett’s place.
ished off a stellar 25-point effort that matched Dwyane Wade. James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, only missing a triple-double because he was on the bench at the end after hurting his leg in a fall near the Thunder basket. Game 5 is Thursday night and James will have a chance to finish a championship chase that started in Cleveland before he famously — or infamously — left for South Florida before last season.
MLB Interleague play Atlanta 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Cleveland 3, Cincinnati 2, 10 inn. Pittsburgh 7, Minnesota 2 Detroit 6, St. Louis 3 Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4 N.Y. Mets 5, Baltimore 0 Boston 7, Miami 5 Kansas City 2, Houston 0
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s wife smiled as she took the witness stand on Tuesday to defend him against charges he sexually abused boys in their home and on Penn State’s campus, and jurors also heard police investigators contradict themselves and psychological experts duel over evaluations of the defendant. Dottie Sandusky said she remembered most but not all of the eight men who have accused her husband of abusing them as children. She told jurors she did not see him have inappropriate contact with them over the years they visited the couple’s home or traveled with them. In a calm voice during an hour of testimony, she described her 45-year marriage to the former Penn State assistant football
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coach, but lead prosecutor Joe McGettigan appeared to stump her when he asked why the men might lie in making the accusations. “I don’t know what it would be for,” she said, with a slight shake of her head. A large portion of the day’s testimony, which included 11 more character witnesses, consisted of a defense psychologist, Elliott Atkins, who told jurors he believes Jerry Sandusky has a personality disorder that might explain letters addressed to one of his accusers, while prosecutors countered with psychiatrist Dr. John Sebastian O’Brien II, who said that was not the case but that he might suf fer from some other problem, possibly psycho-
Jury selection begins BCS: Road to change bumpy in Auburn tree trial
Jerry Sandusky’s wife, Dorothy, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., to testify in her husband’s criminal case, Tuesday.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Nearly half of the prospective jurors in the trial of an Alabama fan accused of poisoning two trees at the famed Toomer’s Corner next to Auburn University said they, close friends or family have participated in the celebratory rolling of the oaks with toilet paper after Tigers victories. Eighty-five candidates filled Judge Jacob Walker’s Lee County courtroom a few miles from Aubur n’s campus on Tuesday, the first day of jury selection, which resumes Wednesday morning. Forty-one of the possible jurors said they had visited or seen the century-old trees since the poisoning and 39 said
they or people close to them had taken part in the celebrations at Toomer’s Corner, a longheld tradition for Auburn fans after victories. That had included hurling toilet paper into them. Among the questions submitted by defendant Harvey Updyke’s attorneys: Whether potential jurors would “make a decision based upon the defendant being a University of Alabama sports fan.” None of the potential jurors questioned Tuesday morning said they would, but a handful indicated they believed Updyke is guilty. “I’m convinced that he did it,” one woman said.
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The guys in charge of changing the BCS are headed back to Chicago, hoping to make more progress at a meeting Wednesday than they did the last time they were there. Last week’s gathering of conference commissioners did little to advance the goal of refor matting the way college football crowns a champion. It did produce reports of a standoff, with the Southeaster n Conference and the Big 12 on one side and the Big Ten and Pac-12 on the other. Fans started to worry the four-team playoff which once seemed inevitable after April meetings in Florida had fallen into jeopardy. Talk of a “plus-one” format, which would not create national semifinals but instead pick the championship game participants See BUMPY, Page B2
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Bowl Championship Series director Bill Hancock speaks to reporters during a news conference on June 13.
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sexual disorder with a focus on pre-adolescents. Judge John Cleland told jurors the case remains on track for defense testimony to likely conclude Wednesday morning, closing statements Thursday morning and deliberations to begin that afternoon. It remained unclear whether Sandusky will take the stand in his own defense. Sandusky is charged with dozens of criminal counts related to 10 boys over a 15-year span. He’s accused of engaging in illegal sexual contact ranging from fondling to forced oral and anal sex, and he could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. Dottie Sandusky has stood by her husband, posting his bail, accompanying him to court proceedings and in December issuing a statement that proclaimed
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Bosh tied it, James slowly walked into a pull-up 3-point attempt — perhaps doing so knowing he couldn’t drive by anyone. That made it 97-94, and when Wade followed with a layup with 2:19 left, the Heat finally had enough room to withstand Westbrook, who kept coming all night. “Whatever it takes. No excuses,” said Wade, who had to shake off his own aches and pains after landing hard on his back in the first half following a spectacular block by Serge Ibaka. “You don’t want to leave this arena saying you missed opportunities.” Chalmers sure didn’t. The player who was struggling so badly that the Thunder put Durant on him in hopes of avoiding further foul trouble made 9 of 15 shots, scoring more points than he had in the previous three games. “Mario Chalmers is a winner,” Wade added. “He’s due for a big game and he came through for us.” The Heat couldn’t have done it without James, who refused to let any pain prevent him
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Monday’s Games Las Cruces 25, Santa Fe 11 Roswell 11, Trinidad 10 Alpine 13, White Sands 6 Tuesday’s Games White Sands 12, Alpine 6 Santa Fe 21, Las Cruces 18 Roswell 23, Trinidad 5 Wednesday’s Game Trinidad at Santa Fe, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games Trinidad at Santa Fe, 6 p.m. Alpine at Roswell, 7 p.m. White Sands at Las Cruces, 7 p.m.
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TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Wednesday, June 20 COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — World Series, Game 10, Kent State vs Arkansas, at Omaha, Neb. DIVING 8 p.m. NBCSN — Olympic Trials, semifinals: LIVE: men's 3m, women's 10m; SAME-DAY TAPE: women's 3m, at Federal Way, Wash. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees or Toronto at Milwaukee (noon start) 5 p.m. ESPN2 — St. Louis at Detroit 6 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox NHL HOCKEY 5 p.m. NBCSN — Awards Show, at Las Vegas
his innocence and said that accusers were making up their stories. Part of the defense strategy is clearly to show that the details of accusers’ stories are wrong, but Dottie Sandusky was unable to say with much precision how often certain boys would stay in the couple’s State College home. She said one of the boys, called Victim 10 in court records, she did not know at all. She described Victim 1 as “clingy,” Victim 9 as “a charmer” and Victim 4 as “very conniving, and he wanted his way and he didn’t listen a whole lot.” Victim 9 testified last week that he was attacked by Jerry Sandusky in the basement of the excoach’s home and cried out for help when Dottie Sandusky was upstairs. She, however, said the basement was not soundproof and she would have been able to hear shouting if she was upstairs. Dottie Sandusky, who isn’t
from taking the biggest step of his career. The Heat never got past their second finals victory last year, with James’ struggles their biggest problem as they lost the last three to Dallas. But he was at his brilliant best in this one, keeping up his scoring surge but also willingly kicking it out to open teammates whenever he was double-teamed. He tried to play through the pain, but the Heat had to call another timeout and remove him for good shortly after his goahead basket. There was no immediate word on the extent of his injury. Bosh finished with 13 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who quickly climbed out of the 17-point hole by scoring 16 straight points, with Chalmers and backup Norris Cole helping steady them until James and Wade got going. Notes: Heat president and for mer coach Pat Riley was honored before the game with the “Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award” by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Riley is the only coach to win Coach of the Year honors with three different teams. Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .35 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .35 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Kansas City . . . . . . . .30 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .26 West Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Los Angeles . . . . . . . .36 Oakland . . . . . . . . . . .31 Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . .29
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Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Atlanta 2 Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 9 N.Y. Mets 5, Baltimore 0 Houston 9, Kansas City 7 Chicago Cubs 12, Chicago White Sox 3 Milwaukee 7, Toronto 6 Arizona 7, Seattle 1 San Francisco 5, L.A. Angels 3 Texas 2, San Diego 1 Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Cleveland 3, Cincinnati 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh 7, Minnesota 2 Detroit 6, St. Louis 3 Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4 N.Y. Mets 5, Baltimore 0 Boston 7, Miami 5 Kansas City 2, Houston 0 Chicago Cubs 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Toronto 10, Milwaukee 9 Seattle at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Texas at San Diego, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Atlanta (Hanson 7-4) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 7-5), 11:05 a.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 5-6) at Houston (Lyles 1-3), 12:05 p.m. Toronto (Undecided) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-5), 12:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 7-6) at Arizona (Cahill 5-5), 1:40 p.m. Texas (Darvish 8-4) at San Diego (Bass 27), 4:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 3-6), 5:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 1-7) at Pittsburgh (Bedard 4-7), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 5-6) at Detroit (Porcello 4-4), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 0-0) at Washington (Strasburg 8-1), 5:05 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 5-7) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 45), 5:10 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 6-5) at Boston (Doubront 73), 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 4-7), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 0-2) at Oakland (Milone 6-5), 8:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 6-2) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-1), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis at Detroit, 11:05 a.m. L.A. Dodgers at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Boston, 5:10 p.m. National League At A Glance All Times Mountain By The Associated Press East Division
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charged in the case, also said the visiting boys were free to sleep upstairs if they wanted to. The accusers have said Jerry Sandusky directed them to the basement, where they allege he sometimes molested them. Police handling of an initial interview with Victim 4 may have helped the defense. Now-retired Cpl. Joseph A. Leiter testified police “never told any of them what anyone else had ever told us” before jurors were played a tape of that interview, in which Leiter told Victim 4 that they had been told by others that oral sex and a rape had occurred. Leiter also said that “in some of our interviews ... we did” tell accusers that others had come forward. “Each of these accusers was very, very seriously injured, and very concerned, and we had told them — especially prior to going to the grand jury — that they wouldn’t be alone, that there were others,” he said.
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after the major bowls are played, had seemingly crept back into the conversation. But football fans can relax. There is no reason to panic. Chances are still very good SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and their fellow conference leaders get this thing worked out. “There will be something for everybody,” BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said after the last gettogether in Chicago, “but there won’t be everything for anybody.” And deadlines might not be so firm. In a perfect world, Wednesday’s meeting would produce a fairly
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Another said, “I feel that he did it. Obviously he took part of something that was an offense.” Updyke is accused of poisoning the trees at an entrance to campus after Auburn beat the Crimson T ide during the T igers’ 2010 national title season. The 63-year-old has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect on charges that include criminal mischief and desecrating a venerable object. Court documents filed last year said Updyke
Also, Leiter told jurors after a recess that he had discussed his testimony with T rooper Scott Rossman over the break, shortly after Rossman told jurors that such a discussion had not occurred. Victim 4’s attor ney, Ben Andreozzi, was there the day of that initial interview, and he told jurors a guilty verdict in Sandusky’s trial could have an impact on his client if he files a civil lawsuit. He said a decision about a lawsuit has not been made. The potential for accusers to cash in through a civil lawsuit is part of Sandusky’s defense strategy, suggesting to the jury that the accusers have motives to lie. A witness told jurors that she knew Victim 4 through her brother and that he had a reputation for “dishonesty and embellished stories.” The woman, who said her brother was the accuser’s best friend, is an Iraq war veteran
detailed plan to be presented to the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee when it meets on June 26 in Washington. In that perfect world, the presidents would sign off on a plan that day and everyone could head for summer vacation knowing that at least the where and the when of the new for mat. That would set the table for television negotiations in the fall. Nothing about the Bowl Championship Series has ever been perfect, of course, so don’t be surprised if the commissioners leave Chicago with things unsettled. And remember, the commissioners have said that deciding how the teams are picked is not even a priority right now. After bolting a bit early from last week’s meeting, Scott told reporters the commissioners would present the presidents with “options — plu-
admitted calling a radio show to say he poisoned the historic trees with a herbicide and leaving a phone message for an Auburn professor claiming knowledge of the poisoning. But an attor ney for Updyke later said his client told police he didn’t poison the trees. Updyke, who has worn crimson ties to previous appearances, was dressed in a neutral gray shirt and tie. He arrived at the courthouse with his wife Elva, who sat behind the defense table throughout the day. Jurors were asked about their allegiances as fans, and most clearly root for
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Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Atlanta 2 Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 9 N.Y. Mets 5, Baltimore 0 Houston 9, Kansas City 7 Chicago Cubs 12, Chicago White Sox 3 Milwaukee 7, Toronto 6 Arizona 7, Seattle 1 San Francisco 5, L.A. Angels 3 Texas 2, San Diego 1 Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Cleveland 3, Cincinnati 2, 10 innings Philadelphia 7, Colorado 2 Pittsburgh 7, Minnesota 2 Detroit 6, St. Louis 3 Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4 N.Y. Mets 5, Baltimore 0 Boston 7, Miami 5 Kansas City 2, Houston 0 Chicago Cubs 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Toronto 10, Milwaukee 9 Seattle at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Texas at San Diego, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Atlanta (Hanson 7-4) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 7-5), 11:05 a.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 5-6) at Houston (Lyles 1-3), 12:05 p.m. Toronto (Undecided) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-5), 12:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 7-6) at Arizona (Cahill 5-5), 1:40 p.m. Texas (Darvish 8-4) at San Diego (Bass 27), 4:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 3-6), 5:05 p.m. Colorado (White 2-5) at Philadelphia (Blanton 6-6), 5:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 1-7) at Pittsburgh (Bedard 4-7), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 5-6) at Detroit (Porcello 4-4), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 0-0) at Washington (Strasburg 8-1), 5:05 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 5-7) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 45), 5:10 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 6-5) at Boston (Doubront 73), 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 4-7), 6:10 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 0-2) at Oakland (Milone 6-5), 8:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 6-2) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-1), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis at Detroit, 11:05 a.m. L.A. Dodgers at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Boston, 5:10 p.m.
NBA Playoff Glance The Associated Press All Times Mountain (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) FINALS Miami 3, Oklahoma City 1 Game 1: Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94 Game 2: Miami 100, Oklahoma City 96 Game 3: Miami 91, Oklahoma City 85 Game 4: Miami 104, Oklahoma City 98 Thursday, June 21: at Miami, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, June 24: at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 26: at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
A variety of major winners
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A peculiar piece of history will be on the line at the British Open. U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson became the 15th player to win the last 15 majors, matching the longest such streak since the Masters began in 1934. There also were 15 consecutive different major champions from 1994 through 1998. There are a couple of similarities between the streaks. The first one started with the 1994 PGA Championship when Nick Price won his second straight major that year. The latest streak began with the 2008 PGA Championship when Padraig Harrington won his second straight major. In both cases, the streak reached 15 different winners at The Olympic Club. The first streak ended with Masters champion Mark O’Meara winning his second major of the year at the British Open, so maybe that bodes well for Bubba Watson. More interesting, however, is that Simpson’s win made it nine straight firsttime major champions. According to research specialist Tom Ierubino, the longest previous streak of first-time major winners was eight, from Steve Jones at the 1996 U.S. Open through O’Meara at the 1998 Masters. Does this mean that the depth of talent is greater than ever? Possibly. Then again, Tiger Woods probably has something to do with that. He won 12 out of 35 majors from the 1999 PGA Championship through the 2008 U.S. Open. And it would make sense that with Woods recovering from a myriad of issues — plus the fact he’s getting older — there is more opportunity for others. There are plenty of turning points that
who suffered a brain injury before she was discharged. Witness Joshua Frabel, who lived next door to Victim 1, recalled that the young man’s mother said she had just heard Sandusky molested her child and that she would end up owning Sandusky’s house. “She had said about, when all this settles out, she’ll have a nice big house in the country with a fence, and the dogs can run free,” he said. He added that Victim 1 told him: “When this is over, I’ll have a nice new Jeep.” The mother took the witness stand to deny it, and Victim 1 denied it last week during his testimony. The defense also called former New York Jets linebacker Lance Mehl, who played for the Nittany Lions in the 1970s. When Amendola asked him about Sandusky’s reputation, he replied, “We all looked up to him as a class act.”
ral.” That comment set off a small firestor m and concer ns that Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Florida President Ber nie Machen and the 10 other university leaders on the oversight committee would be left to hammer out details. That’s not happening. More likely is the commissioners will hand over a recommended plan, plus the other option — or two — that was given serious consideration. The presidents are the bosses, and the commissioners want to show proper deference. “Ultimately, our presidents decide,” Scott also said. All signs point toward the major bowls being involved in some way as the setting for national semifinals and the championship game to be bid out like the Super Bowl.
Auburn. When the judge asked if they had read or seen reports about the highly publicized case, all but one of the potential jurors signaled yes. That person, an elderly woman, later told the judge she “made a mistake.” “I did hear it on the news,” she said. Seven of them indicated they worked for Aubur n University and three said their spouses did. Defense attorney Everett Wess said some jury candidates were stricken for cause, and others because of conflicts with the trial expected to last two weeks.
He said selection might continue until late in the week. “We are talking, we are getting information,” Wess said. A sherif f’s deputy escorted Updyke from the building, shielding him from reporters. The 130-year -old trees are clearly ailing and Auburn is trying to save them. University horticulturist Gary Keever said this week the tree closest to College Street has lost most of the foliage produced in the spring and that 80 percent of the canopy lacks foliage. He has been subpoenaed for the trial.
kept alive the streak of 15 different winners. Louis Oosthuizen could have just as easily won the Masters this year. Woods gave up a Sunday lead for the first time at Hazeltine in 2009. Phil Mickelson had the look of a winner at Royal St. George’s last year until missing a 2-foot putt on the 11th hole. The streak ends only if one of those 15 major champions — Simpson, Watson, Keegan Bradley, Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel, Martin Kaymer, Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Mickelson, Y.E. Yang, Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover, Angel Cabrera or Harrington — wins next month at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Renewed their player development contract with Omaha (PCL) through 2016. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with RHP Adrian Sampson, INF D.J. Crumlish and INF Chris Diaz on minor league contracts. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Activated OF/INF Skip Schumaker from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Maikel Cleto to Memphis (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Announced G Ramon Sessions is declining his player option for next season. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed RB Rodney Stewart on the waived-injured list. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released TE George Bryan. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released TE Bo Scaife and OL Mike Ingersoll. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with S Michael Griffin on a multi-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Agreed to terms with F Darren Helm on a four-year contract. EDMONTON OILERS — Signed LW Lennart Petrell to a one-year contract extension. MINNESOTA WILD — Re-signed G Josh Harding to a three-year contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Named Dean Evason coach of Milwaukee (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Agreed to terms with D Erik Karlsson on a seven-year contract extension. TENNIS ATP — Promoted Mark Young to chief media officer in addition to his duties as CEO ATP Americas and chief legal officer, Laurent Delanney to commercial director in addition to his duties as CEO ATP Europe, Andre Silva to ATP World Tour Finals tournament director and Alison Lee to interim head of the international group for the Middle East, Asia and Pacific regions. COLLEGE MIDWEST COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION — Announced St. Norbert and St. Scholastica have accepted invitations to join the league beginning in the 2013-14 season. BARTON — Named Kurt Bienias women’s soccer coach. BAYLOR — Promoted assistant baseball coach Steve Johnigan to associate head coach. FLORIDA STATE — Suspended INF John Holland indefinitely after his arrest on suspicion of shoplifting. NEW JERSEY CITY — Announced the retirement of coordinator of athletic academic advisement and retention and life skills coordinator, Arnold Jeter, the Coordinator of Athletic Academic Advisement and Retention and CHAMPS/Life Skills Coordinator, and former head football coach (2001-02), announces retirement, effective July 1. NYU — Named Jenna McLaughlin women’s assistant basketball coach. NOTRE DAME — Signed men’s basketball coach Mike Brey to a 10-year contract. SEATTLE — Promoted Kristen O’Neill to women’s associate head basketball coach.
SILVER MEDAL AND A FOOTNOTE: Michael Thompson had the lowest opening round (66) and closing round (67) at the U.S. Open. It was that 75-74 in the middle that cost him at The Olympic Club, although he did earn a footnote in history. Thompson is the only player to be runner-up at the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open on the same golf course. He lost in the championship match to Colt Knost at Olympic in 2007. He also earned $695,916, and that’s at least a head start toward getting into the next major. The British Open takes the top two players (not already eligible) from a special PGA Tour money list that includes The Players Championship and the five tournaments through The Greenbrier Classic. Thompson leads that list at $718,412, with St. Jude Classic runner-up John Merrick next at $604,800. Both can be overtaken by someone not already eligible winning the next three weeks.
TEN-SHOT RULE: USGA executive director Mike Davis often cites the 1996 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills when talking about the 10-shot rule in making the cut, which now has been eliminated. That was the year 108 players made the cut, and the final round began shortly before 7 a.m. But only four times since 1996 has that 10-shot rule even been necessary. Otherwise, the top 60 and ties included everyone within 10 shots of the lead going into the weekend. The exceptions were in 1997 at Congressional, 2001 at Southern Hills, 2005 at Pinehurst No. 2 and 2008 at Torrey Pines. The highest number of players to make the cut since Oakland Hills was 83 on three occasions — most recently in 2010, when they all finished among the top 60 and ties, anyway. The smallest field was at Bethpage Black in 2009, when 60 players made the cut. Had the 10-shot rule been used at Olympic Club this year, an additional 22 players would have made it to the weekend, expanding the field to 94 players.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Suspended Philadelphia INF Freddy Galvis 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Zach Stewart to Charlotte (IL). Recalled RHP Dylan Axelrod from Charlotte.
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although I’m not sure how long ago. Obviously, I have no desire to rekindle a romance. I’m happily married and assume she is, too. I would like to talk with her, but I don’t know if it would be a mistake. I have considered contacting her via a third party. What do you think? LINDA’S EX IN COUNCIL BLUFFS
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DEAR EX: Before reaching out you need to ask yourself what you would gain by making contact, and equally important, what Linda would gain. If she blamed herself for the failure of the marriage, contact with you might be reassuring. If you realized your true sexual orientation only after the divorce, then telling her might relieve any guilt you have about it. But only you — not I — can make this decision. #####
DEAR ABBY: I married “Linda” 22 years ago. Three years later, the marriage was over. After our divorce, I came out as gay. I met a wonderful man in 1996, and we were married in Iowa in 2009. Over the years, I have wondered how Linda was getting along. I’d like to get back in touch with her. At one time we lived only a few miles from her. I drove by her home, but lost my nerve when I saw her father standing outside. Family members discouraged me from attempting to contact her after our split. I heard a few weeks ago that Linda has remarried,
DEAR ABBY: I am writing to protest something that has made shopping increasingly frustrating. I’m referring to rude people who cut in
ahead of customers who have been standing in line when the clerk calls out, “Next, please.” I place the responsibility solely on store management to ensure that lines move smoothly and fairly. Stores that have such arrangements are more likely to get my business. Management must empower clerks to insist on fairness in this regard. I have seen too many weak salespeople accept whoever rushes forward first. I’m sure that many other readers have experienced the same frustration I have. If you print this, I promise I will copy it and send it to the store management where I’ve had these experiences. Abby, this would be a great service to shoppers and would make shopping much more pleasant for everyone. AVERAGE SHOPPER, OAKLAND, CALIF.
DEAR AVERAGE SHOPPER: Unfortunately, most cashiers are usually so preoccupied with ringing up or scanning and bagging the purchases that they can’t concern themselves with the occasional line-jumper. Therefore, it’s up to
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DEAR ABBY: My husband is undergoing a yearlong cancer treatment. Recently, his brother told him he had two friends who have died of the same cancer that he has. My husband, who is already depressed from the medication he’s on, became even more depressed. One day, we ran into another friend of ours, who shared in great detail her nephew’s long and traumatic battle with cancer. When she left we felt shattered. Abby, please remind people to be sensitive to those who are dealing with an illness and to refrain from sharing horror stories. We need hope and encouragement. DISGUSTED IN PHOENIX DEAR DISGUSTED: I’m glad to help you spread your commonsense message. All it takes is a moment to THINK before you speak.
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YOU to assert yourself by saying firmly, “Excuse me, but I was next in line” when someone steps in front of you. #####
Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.
(Answers tomorrow) DERBY MUSKET SMOOCH Jumbles: ARENA Answer: The farmer called the vet to attend to the sick pig so that the pig could become a — CURED HAM
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Dear Readers: Before you start GRILLING this summer, be aware that there is a potential danger that you may not know about: the wire bristles on the brush used to clean your grill. There have been many cases throughout the years of patients who found out that they had accidentally eaten wire bristles from the grill brushes along with the meat they ate. They were complaining about abdominal pain and pain when swallowing. X-rays and CT scans found small pieces of wire in their throats or abdomens. There are things you can do, though, to prevent this. After cleaning your grill with a wire brush, wipe down the grill with a wet paper towel to make sure no wire pieces are left. Also, consider alternative cleaning tools. There are nylon scrubbers and grill “stones” made of recycled materials that you can use instead of brushes. So, fire up the grill, and enjoy your outdoor family time! Heloise
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Dear Heloise: My family members come home for dinner at different times. They love spaghetti meals. Due to busy schedules, they want to be served quickly. So, ahead of time I cook a big batch of spaghetti, rinse well with cold water and insert a portion into a small, freezer-safe, plastic bag and put into the freezer. When ready for dinner, I take out a bag, empty it into a colander and rinse with hot water. This will defrost and warm the spaghetti immediately. I pour the spaghetti sauce over it, and presto — ready to enjoy! Ginny in Heber Springs, Ark.
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Ginny, what a great dinner solution for today’s busy families! Heloise #####
Dear Heloise: Try hummus when making a sandwich as a substitute for mayonnaise. Fewer calories and healthier! Glenna H., via email
I love hummus as a snack with different vegetables and as a sandwich spread, too! Hummus, for those who don’t know, is ground chickpeas. The chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are mixed with olive oil, garlic and other spices to make a tasty dip. They are high in fiber and protein, and many use hummus as a meat substitute. You can enjoy it with vegetables, chips, pita bread or, now, try it on a sandwich! Heloise #####
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Dear Heloise: Here’s a hint that I use in the mornings. I wanted cereal, but I had no milk, so I thought about my yogurt. All I do is put enough yogurt in a bowl, then add cereal. For an extra treat, I slice bananas, strawberries and blueberries. This keeps me full until the next meal. Karen M., Hazleton, Pa.
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