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The Roswell Police Department found the body of a man in a shallow grave located in the backyard of a vacant residence in the 200 block of East 12th Avenue. The body was described as badly decomposed. Family members of a 19-yearold man who had been reported missing to the RPD early in October arrived at the location after police had vacated the scene. The family is convinced that the victim was their family member. The family had recently moved to Roswell from Texas. One woman said: “I want to know who did this to my brother and why. Last night, they (the police) had


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us at the police station questioning us for hours and asking if he had any known enemies.” The mother wept and showed pictures of her son as she asked why this had happened. The family reported that the young man, a father with a 4-month-old baby at the time of his disappearance, had gone to a job interview on Oct. 8 and never returned. After the police left, the family scoured the scene locating further evidence, including insurance papers and clothes the youth wore. The mother displayed shirts she found in one of the vacant houses, saying she had washed them for her son in preparation for the job interview. Each wanted to know

why the police had not found him sooner. Detectives came to pick up the additional evidence from the bereft family. Later, family members found the child car seat that the young man had kept in his vehicle for his baby. In an of ficial release, RPD reported that no positive identification had been made yet and would not be made until it was able to compare the missing man’s dental records with those of the victim. The police are seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining additional information about this incident. Detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the department (624-6770), or Crime Stoppers (1-888-594-8477).


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Council extends zoning options to East Second St.

The pink flags and orange tape mark the spot where the police found a badly decomposed body of a young man near the railroad tracks on 12th Steet.


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Santa Claus has his beard pulled while visiting Del Norte Elementary after being delivered to the school via a TriState CareFlght helicopter, Thursday morning.

Board votes against an agreement Eddy County JESSICA PALMER RECORD STAFF WRITER

The Chaves County Commission voted against a mutual assistance agreement between Eddy and Chaves counties, on Thursday. Commissioner Kim Chesser noted that law enforcement agencies of the two counties often aided each other. He wondered if it was necessary to have a for mal written agreement between the counties. Commissioner Kyle “Smiley” Wooton asked

Sheriff Rob Coon if all law enforcement agencies across the state took an oath to assist other agencies. Wooton quipped: “Does that not mean anything to Eddy County?” Coon affirmed that the oaths were unifor m and the training was the same as that taught by the New Mexico State Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe. Chesser suggested the county write a letter telling the Eddy County Commis-

City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Thursday to extend special zoning options to property owners on East Second Street. Amendments to Planning and Zoning Ordinance 1002 also included the removal of language pertaining to marijuana distributors so as to prevent the city from being responsible for regulation of marijuana related businesses. The omission does not bar distributors or change the per mit process for them. Councilor Steve Henderson said the amendments relating to Second Street could be described as a

“cleaning up” of the ordinance. He said the goal is to promote economic development. “The idea is to mirror what we did on West Second Street,” he said. West Second Street falls under the C-4 Commercial Business District, known before the amendments passed as the C-4 Westside District. C-4 regulations allow for buildings to take up a greater amount of lot space, with only 5 feet of space required behind the rear of a building and the property line. The minimum requirement in the C-2 district on East Second Street is 35 feet. Property owners in the

DFD embraces season, helps families JESSICA PALMER RECORD STAFF WRITER

The Dexter Fire Department got into the spirit of the season, Thursday, by sponsoring children to go to Walmart to pick out Christmas presents. Fire Chief Justin Powell has a special connection to Santa, who took the children in one of the department’s SUVs. The fire department worked in conjunction with the Dexter Independent School District, who suggested a number of low-income families. Pow-

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ell said it was a difficult decision since he felt all the families were deserving. However, the DFD chose one little girl who said Santa Claus had skipped her family completely the previous year. “We picked the most needy. There were four children in one family and two in the second,” Powell said. One family with children in high school will receive gifts, but Powell said the older children did See DFD, Page A3

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The Dexter Fire Department played Santa Thursday evening, taking, from left to right, Pedro Salcido, his sister Raina, and Katelyn Johnson Christmas shopping at WalMart, transporting the children in first responder vehicles from their homes in Midway to Roswell for the spree.

Drop in SNAP benefits sends local food banks into overdrive See BOARD, Page A3


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Carl Harrison, driver and warehouse worker for Salvation Army in Roswell, packs a basket of emergency food for a family of four at the Salvation Army Food Bank, Tuesday.

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Clients were queuing up for shopping carts of emergency food at the Salvation Army Food Bank on South East Main Street early Tuesday afternoon. “Gotta do what you gotta do to make it as a mom,” said Evon, 33, of Roswell, as she waited for her cart. The 2009 Recovery Act’s stimulus funding for federal Supplemental Nutrition • CAROLYN LOVELESS SCHLICHER • MARION K. “CISSY” CAVIN • CHRISTOPHER ERIC MIRELES SR.

Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, expired Nov. 1. The ensuing decrease in SNAP assistance — a total drop of $43 million per month in New Mexico, according to the state Human Services Department — has put local food pantries in the position of making up the difference for aid recipients. In Chaves County, which is home to 15,482 SNAP


recipients according to HSD, food banks Roadrunner Mobile Food Pantry and Salvation Ar my-Roswell report an increase in clients since the temporary boost to SNAP ended. Reduction in benefits varies by family size, with a family of three seeing a deduction of $29 from each monthly check, according to HSD. Salvation Army Business Coordinator Fran Brown said that such a cut has a

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tangible ef fect on food security in a household. “For some of these families, $40 a month is the last week in the month that they have food,” she said. Evon, who declined to state her last name out of a desire for privacy, said her family of four saw their monthly SNAP check drop from $443 to $386. The for mer nursing assistant, who cannot work See FOOD BANKS, Page A3

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New Mexico legalizes same-sex marriage SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico became the latest state to legalize gay marriage Thursday as its highest court declared it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Justice Edward L. Chavez said in a ruling that none of New Mexico’s marriage statutes specifically prohibits same-sex marriages, but the state’s laws as a whole have prevented gay and lesbian couples from marrying. Same-sex couples have been subjected to a history of discrimination and violence, the justices said. Barring them from getting married violates the state constitution’s equal protection clause. “We hold that the State of New Mexico is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law,” Chavez wrote. The high court rejected opponents’ argument that defining marriage as being between a man and a woman relates to the “important, overriding governmental interests” of having and raising children. “Procreation has never been a condition of marriage under New Mexico law, as evidenced by the fact that the aged, the infertile, and those who choose not to have children are not precluded from marrying,” Chavez wrote. Under the ruling, clergy who disagree with same-sex marriage can decline to perform wedding ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples. New Mexico joins 16 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage either through legislation, court rulings or voter referendums. Eight of the state’s 33 counties started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in August when a county clerk in southern New Mexico independently decided to allow the unions. County officials had asked the high court to clarify the law and establish a uniform state policy on gay marriage. Historically, county clerks have denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples because state statutes include a marriage license appli-

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Miriam Rand, 64, left, and Ona Porter, 67, both of Albuquerque, talk to reporters Thursday, after the New Mexico Supreme Court declared it was unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in the state.

cation with sections for male and female applicants. Thursday’s ruling was a victory for gay rights activists who had been unable to win a legislative resolution of the issue. “This truly is a historic and joyful day for New Mexico,” ACLU-New Mexico Legal Director Laura Schauer Ives said. “The more than 1,000 same-sex couples who have already married in New Mexico can now rest certain knowing their marriages will be recognized and respected by our state.” Miriam Rand, 64, and Ona Porter, 67, both of Albuquerque and plaintiffs in the case, said they were ecstatic when they heard about the decision. “We had a strong sense that the court was going to come down on this side of the opinion,” Rand said. “Many years of work have gone into making this day possible.” The American Civil Liberties

Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights represented same-sex couples in the Supreme Court case. They contended gay marriage must be allowed because of constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law and the state constitutional prohibition against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Attorney General Gary King also said he was pleased with the high court’s decision. Asked whether same-sex couples could feel confident in getting a marriage license in New Mexico, he said yes. “Based on what I understand about the opinion, now in every county in New Mexico clerks will be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples,” King said. “And certainly it’s been our position that if you’re validly married in New Mexico under those provisions, that your marriage has the same legal

effect as marriage between a heterosexual couple.” King acknowledged that the laws in New Mexico that led to the debate are very complex and that state lawmakers likely will want to weigh in during their next session. The Democratic-controlled Legislature repeatedly has turned down proposals for domestic partnerships for samesex couples and a constitutional amendment that would have allowed voters to decide whether to legalize gay marriage. Measures to ban same-sex marriage also have failed. Sen. William Sharer, a Farmington Republican who opposes gay marriage, has said a constitutional amendment will be needed to resolve the issue regardless of the outcome of the court case. The Flora Vista-based Voices for Family Values said its members already are gathering signa-

Horse slaughter plant plans to open Jan. 1

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A horse slaughter plant in New Mexico plans to open Jan. 1 in the wake of a federal appeals court’s order that lifted a stay that kept the facility in Roswell from starting operations.

According to KOB-TV, Valley Meat Co. owner Rick De Los Santos says the plant will start off slow but already has multiple meat contracts line up. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec.

13 lifted an emergency order that blocked the opening of the Roswell plant, another in Gallatin, Mo., and one in Sigourney, Iowa, that has converted to beef. Animal protection

groups have been trying to block the slaughtering of horses. De Los Santos says Valley Meat has employees ready to work and 20 horses from Nevada for slaughter.

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tures for petitions to present to lawmakers during the upcoming session in January. “Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court released their ruling which redefines marriage to mean something it was never meant to be,” the group said in a statement. “Though this battle did not end in our favor, the war is far from over.” Meanwhile, the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, a group that has opposed samesex marriage, took a conciliatory tone. “The Bishops of New Mexico recognize the New Mexico Supreme Court as the interpreter of the state constitution. The Catholic Church respects and loves the gay and lesbian members of our community,” the group said in a statement. “We will continue to promote Catholic teaching of the biblical definition of marriage to be that of one man and one woman.”

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Court rules against retirees in pension case SANTA FE (AP) — The state can trim pension benefits for retired government workers to improve the long-term finances of public employee retirement programs, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Thursday. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision was a victory for lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez, who agreed earlier this year on measures to overhaul pension plans for nearly 70,000 current retirees — one for educators and another for state and local government workers. The court ruled against retired educators who sued to stop pension administrators from reducing annual inflation adjustments for current retirees and workers who are eligible to retire but remain on the job. The court acknowledged in its ruling that the case “casts a long shadow” given that the outcome potentially affects a substantial number of New Mexico’s retiree population as well as the health of the public treasury and future obligations for taxpayers. In the opinion, Justice Richard C. Bosson wrote that the state constitution does not afford retirees a right to an annual cost-of-living adjustment, based on the formula that was in effect at the time of their retirement, for the entire time they receive benefits.


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C-2 district are required to allot more space for parking and landscaping than those in C-4, as well. Under the new amendments, owners of lots on the eastern half of Second Street can apply for the more lenient development standards of their neighbors to the west. City Planning Director Michael Vickers said the alterations allow for better use of available space, since many lots on East Second are shallow. The vote has already had an effect. Chad Merchant, who

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due to disability, had visited food banks in the past but said that the cutbacks have made her, her employed husband and two young sons increasingly dependent on community resources for help. Billie Jene Montano, supervisor of the Salvation Army Food Bank on South East Main, said data from the food bank reflect the severity of the effects of SNAP funding cuts. “There’s tons of new families because they don’t have enough food,” she said. “Before, I didn’t see this many come in here.” Statistics provided by Montano show that numbers began to climb midOctober. The last two weeks of the month, 202 clients visited the emergency shelf, bringing the total for the month to 397, records show. Montano attributed the spike in October to clients’ fears of impending slumps in payments from SNAP and other food assistance programs such as Women,

The retirees had argued that retired educators have a “vested property right” in their pensions and are entitled to the cost-of-living adjustments previously promised, which would have been 2 percent this year without the change in law. Jan Goodwin, executive director of the Educational Retirement Board, said Thursday the ruling gives the state more flexibility. “It means the Legislature does have the ability to make changes in the COLA. That’s a huge tool to improve our sustainability,” she said. A message seeking comment from the retirees’ attorney was not immediately returned Thursday. The educational retirement plan covers about 40,000 retirees and more than 61,000 active workers. Current retirees saw their pensions go up by either 1.6 percent or 1.8 percent after the cuts were implemented in July, instead of the 2 percent they would have otherwise received. The Legislature approved a separate measure this year that reduced inflation adjustments for pensions under the Public Employees Retirement Association, which covers nearly 90,000 state and local government workers, including about 31,000 retirees.

runs commercial developer 444 Real Estate in Lubbock, Texas, attended the meeting to learn the fate of the Family Dollar store he was intending to build on the cor ner of North Orchard Avenue and East Second. He said the changes open the door for the new business. “Well, we can build a store there now,” he said. Development standards were also amended for residential districts, and will allow for residences in some districts to be built on smaller lots. Henderson said permitting the use of smaller lots should “make it easier and not as expensive” to build.

Language pertaining to marijuana was omitted as part of Thursday’s amendments due to concer ns that the city could be held responsible for regulation of local medical cannabis trade were the language kept. Councilor Jason Perry expressed particular concern with the wording. “When you specify businesses in zoning, then you become the enforcer of licensing,” he said. “The state needs to deal with that.” Marijuana businesses will be held to the same application process as other enterprises wishing to establish themselves in the city. The amendments made

Infants, and Children (WIC) and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). “Everything weighed on people’s minds and so they were just trying to scrounge up what they could, where they could,” she said. November brought in 332 recipients, according to the data. In comparison, 219 came to take away emergency food in September, records show. Roadrunner Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator Jane Batson echoed Montano, saying the roving pantry on wheels has “definitely seen an increase in the number of people requesting food over the past two months.” “We have also seen an increase in the number of people coming to us during the days in between the monthly deliveries,” she wrote in an email. Resources are not sufficient to serve all families who come, she added. “Unfortunately, we have more families coming for food on the third Thursday in Roswell than we have food to give from the mobile food pantry. I

would say that involves an average of 10-15 families that we cannot serve completely due to lack of food,” she wrote. Not all local pantries have seen an abnormal increase in need. Harvest Ministries and Saint Peter’s Church, which both run food pantries, report only a slight influx, which they attribute to nor mal holiday season traffic. For food providers that do see an atypical increase, there is a silver lining: community support. Alyssa Barnes, director of community initiatives for Albuquerque-based Roadrunner Food Bank, said the food bank projects it will distribute 900,000 pounds of food to its 26 active partners in Chaves County by the end of the fiscal year in June 2014. The mobile food pantry, Harvest, and Salvation Army-Roswell are all partners of Roadrunner. The statewide food bank distributed 140,000 fewer pounds of food in the county in the last fiscal year, Barnes said. Barnes attributes the

Thursday were discussed and presented as motions during a public hearing last week, with the exception of one “clarification” according to Vickers.

He said that a statement in the part of the ordinance pertaining to C4 district was discussed during the hearing but not put forward as a motion at that time.

The phrase states, “The district is available, upon application to the Planning and Zoning Commission under the rules of the Commission and City Council to property owners,” those being property owners on Second Street.

projected increase to upticks in donations, especially from retail donors such as Walmart.

Salvation Army-Roswell Capt. Mandy Perez said contributions from the community have been instrumental in helping her organization meet a “noticeable and significant increasing need” that she says started two years ago but intensified recently.

“Our community has been extremely generous in both gift in kind (nonperishable foods) and monetary donations,” Perez wrote in an email. But Bar nes fears the 2013 farm bill will herald mounting struggles for food banks when it is passed next year. The bill includes proposals for new cuts to SNAP and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), a federal program that provides food to community pantries.


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sion that Chaves planned on being neighborly. Commissioner Robert Corn commented that a letter might only add fuel to the fire. The commission approved an agreement between Chaves County and Securus Technologies, which would provide inmate phones and IP-based video visitation system to Securus Technologies. The commission passed the budget increase of $26,000 for Berrendo Volunteer Fire Department to add two brush trucks to its fleet, with the provision that trucks out-of-date would be sent to other agencies when it came time to retire them. The commissioners also approved a budge increase for the Chaves County Detention Center construction project for New Mexico Finance Authority loan intercept payment. The entry will be offset between revenue and an expense account. The commission passed the revision to County Fixed Asset Policy, with notable changes made to the definition of a Non-Capitalized Fixed Asset, as “any property or material item that has a value under $5,000; and an expected useful life which exceeds one year and


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not believe in Santa any more, so may decide not to come to the store. Firefighters will also buy special presents, like diapers, for the youngest child, an infant.

Members of the Fire Department pooled their resources and donated to provide this shopping trip. Powell said that this was their way of giving back to the community. “The general public has been more than blessed. These families are so poor they don’t even have a home phone.”

The visit with Santa for two families and the special shopping trip is only one part of Dexter Fire Depart-

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which will not lose its identity even if installed in other equipment.” Other changes included the deletion of a requirement where elected of ficials and department heads must submit a certified statement with inventory and location of assets. This was replaced with a simplified list of inventory that department heads must verify and then submit as a certified list. The Finance Department will now be held accountable for rectifying the list and items would no longer need to be tracked by a custodian. The date of the changes that needs to be submitted has been moved from the second month to the fourth month of the fiscal year.

A personnel resolution was passed, which updates the position of executive secretary of community development to administrative assistant. It also created an additional court compliance officer position.

The session ended with the selection of the commission chair. Commissioner James W. Duffey, who was absent during this session, was voted into the position of commission chair for the year 2014, while Wooton was elected to post of vice chair. ment’s gift to the community. Around 7 p.m., Saturday, they will host a Winter Wonderland, where the young and the young at heart are invited. “We will have trees and a snowman, cookies and cocoa, and this time, Santa will arrive in a fire truck,” Powell said.

Women across town have been baking goodies to bring to the event. “As of Monday, we had 2,200 cookies already.”

Powell said that the theme for him this Christmas season is charity. “I told my family, ‘I have enough; it is a time to give to others.’”

“We’re nervous about the proposed changes to the farm bill. We want to make sure that our lines don’t get any longer,” she said.

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The civil war ripping through the Republican Party is familiar by now. A similar battle inside the Democratic Party is just starting to emerge. Orthodox liberals are trying to mimic the tea party and impose political correctness on moderate apostates. They point to the election of two left-wing heroes in deep blue states — Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts last year, and Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in New York last month — as a sign that the party, and the country, is heading their way. “In our minds, Elizabeth Warren is the north star to which the entire Democratic Party can look as they seek direction,” Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee told Politico. “The wind is at our back.” If the Democratic Party is foolish enough to listen to such non-




sense, they deserve the defeats that will inevitably ensue. The Republicans provide a stark warning of what happens when an extreme faction dominates a mainstream party. In recent years, the GOP has nominated five hardline conservatives in close Senate races who then lost in the general election. Primary opponents and voters pulled Mitt Romney far to the right on issues like immigration and helped extinguish his chances of defeating President Obama. At least four senior

Republican senators — Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Thad Cochran and John Cornyn — are being challenged as heretics in primaries next year. Their sin: They dare to talk to Democrats occasionally. The self-delusion infecting the left is reflected in the numbers. In 2012, only 25 percent of voters identified as liberals while 35 percent called themselves conservatives (41 percent were moderates). In a recent Gallup survey, only 19 percent chose the label “economic liberal;” 41 percent picked “economic conservative”. Or look at history. Since 1968, Democrats have nominated five northern liberals in the Warren mode (including two from her home state): Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis and John Kerry. They all lost. Before Obama, the only Democ-

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rats to win the presidency over a 40-year period were two moderate Souther n gover nors, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Yes, the president is from Illinois, but he hardly ran as a Warren-type ideologue. Nor has he governed as one, much to the dismay of hardliners that his press secretary once derided as “professional liberals.” And yet the left is desperate for a candidate to challenge Hillary Clinton, a card-carrying moderate, in 2016. So far, Warren insists she won’t run. But others — including two Ver monters, Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Gov. Howard Dean — could step in if she stays out. Partisanship and ideology play a vital role in American politics. The problem is when purists turn into bullies — when they want to impose their orthodoxies on everyone else.

The “professional liberals” are not as effective or as organized as the tea party, but they can be just as destructive. In 2010, they supported a left-wing primary opponent against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a two-ter m Democrat from Arkansas, whose centrist voting record actually reflected her border state constituents. Lincoln survived the purge but was so bloodied by the battle that she lost badly in November. Now the “professional liberals” are at it again. Two executives of Third Way, a center -left think tank, wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Jour nal war ning against the “Warren wing of the Democratic party” that indulges in “fantasy-based blue-state populism.” Liberals immediately demanded See ROBERTS, Page A5

Obamacare’s internal logic can’t be fixed

It’s a good thing that President Obama has disavowed the idea of “death panels” as a mechanism of health care policy. Any humane observer, after all, would be tempted to put Obamacare out of its misery at this point. It didn’t take long after the administration rolled out fixes to the Obamacare insurance exchange website this month for the White House to start declaring triumphantly that the Affordable Care Act is now on the road to success. We’re skeptical of that claim even on the narrowest of grounds — there are still lingering questions about the security of data entered into the website and whether information will be accurately transmitted to insurance companies. Our concerns with Obamacare, however, are much broader. After all, as the president himself told us in October, “it’s more than just a website.” That fact may eventually prove its undoing. The website — which, in its original incarnation was a risible example of government incompetence — is, after all, fixable, given a sufficient combination of time and effort. The same can’t be said of the internal logic of Obamacare. Regardless of whether the website is fixed, it remains the case that Obamacare’s expansive mandates will cause millions of Americans to lose their existing insurance plans, violating the president’s pledge that Americans who are happy with their coverage can keep it. Regardless of whether the website is fixed, it remains the case that we’ll see widespread premium increases. Regardless of whether the website is fixed, it remains the case that those higher prices will send insurance markets into a death spiral, with the healthy increasingly unwilling to purchase expensive plans to subsidize the ill, a trend that will only compound over time. Defenders of free markets will be tempted to lay the blame for this debacle on progressivism itself. That’s fair enough, but it’s to be expected. Progressives have never been able to reconcile themselves to the logic of markets. We shouldn’t expect them to start now. For our part, we place outsized blame on the president. Mr. Obama was elected to office, at least in part, on the notion that he was possessed of a first-rate mind, with the kind of intellectual agility that often escapes partisan ideologues of both sides. When it came time to construct his signature policy initiative, however, he defaulted to liberalism’s worst instincts: government control, endless bureaucracy and market manipulation. There was a time when it was imagined that Obamacare would be the lasting legacy of this administration. That may still prove to be true, but not on the terms that its advocates originally supposed. Rather than spending future years basking in the program’s glory, we will more likely spend them cleaning up its debris.

American hostages, my granddaughters and the hope of the world I’m interrupting my series on Common Core State Standards for public schools to join the appeal to Iran and North Korea for the release of American hostages like imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini and missionary Kenneth Bae. And I’m also calling upon President Obama and Congress to step up their action, stand for religious freedom and fight for the release of these godly men, whose crimes were nothing more than exercising their faith. For those who haven’t followed the news on these men of the cloth, pastor Abedini was sentenced to eight years



by an Iranian court last January for starting house churches in the 2000s, an era in which they weren’t even regarded as a threat to Iran’s security. This past week, Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of pastor Abedini, was in Washington appealing to Congress because President Obama

severely dropped the ball by negotiating nuclear energy for Iran without seeking a simple reciprocating act of goodwill by the release of pastor Abedini and two other American hostages: former marine Amir Hekmati and patriot Robert Levinson. The Obama administration also hasn’t done diddly to seek the release of Kenneth Bae in North Korea, a Christian missionary based in China. Bae gave tours into surrounding countries but in November 2012 was arrested by North Korean officials and found guilty of “‘hostile acts’ and attempts to topple the gover nment,” according to

CNN. Bae was sentenced to 15 years hard labor and “recently became the longest known American detainee in North Korea since the end of the Korean War,” according to International Christian Concern and What value or use is it if America embodies freedom and liberty, yet its government does nothing to fight for its imprisoned freedom fighters around the world? The fact is that doing nothing to release U.S. citizens imprisoned abroad not only drives the dagger deeper into

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Guest Editorial The Orange County Register

DEAR DOCTOR K: This isn’t really a medical question, but I hope you’ll answer it anyway. Where should I keep my advance medical directive? DEAR READER: You raise an important issue, and I’m happy to address it. In fact, your question is timely, because I have just discussed with my lawyer where to store my advance medical directive. Let me tell you what I’ve learned. For readers who are not familiar with the ter m, advance directives are documents that allow you to describe what kind of medical care you hope to receive if an accident or illness renders you unable to


communicate. The healthcare power of attorney, living will and do-not-resuscitate order (DNR) are all advance directives. Some people worry that advance directives mean giving up control over their medical treatment. As long as you are able to commu-

nicate decisions, your word overrides anything you’ve written. In fact, I think of my advance directives as my way of maintaining control over how I am treated, should I become critically ill. Advance directives enable you to choose the person

(your agent) who will make medical decisions for you when you are unable to do so. Using directives, you may offer as much or as little guidance as you like. Many people understandably want to keep their advance directives in a secure place. But if these documents are locked away in a safe-deposit box, they won’t be much help if you’re unexpectedly hospitalized. Here are some people who should have copies of your advance directives and other places they should be filed: — Your health care agent. — Your doctor. A copy of your advance directives should be in your file and

medical record. — Your hospital chart. If there is one hospital where your doctor is likely to hospitalize you, ask to have a copy of your advance directives put in your chart. — A safe spot in your home. File the original documents in a secure place in your home. Tell your agent, family and friends where you put them. — Carry it with you. Put a card with your health care agent’s name and contact information and where you’ve put the original copy of your directives in your wallet or purse. — In the glove compartment of your car. A colleague of mine recommend-

ed this, and it seems like a good idea to me. When I completed my first advanced medical directive, I was a healthy adult in mid-life. I had a very small risk of becoming seriously ill. I wondered why it had taken me so long. At any age, and in any state of health, bad things can happen. Hopefully, that time will never come for me, but if it does, I want to control how I’m treated. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)



Involve seniors during the holiday season

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With the holiday season approaching, many are preparing to gather with friends and family. It’s a time of year that really focuses on having loved ones near, and for many that includes grandmas, grandpas or elderly parents. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts 88 million people will be 65 or older by 2050, and with that statistic, it is important to learn how to make the holidays just as special for those with memory loss and health problems. Comfort Keepers, an inhome care market for seniors, recognizes the growing percentage of dementia cases in the U.S., and with that in mind, came up with some advice and suggestions for keeping everyone involved. Whether it is gift wrapping or cooking, there is always something every family member can be a part of, said owner Cindy Lewis. She, along with the rest of the Comfort Keepers staff, provided some


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their and their families’ hearts, but it emboldens crooked and controlling governments around the world and cripples America’s future generations. It defers and heaps a greater burden upon our posterity to fight for America’s freedoms and even enjoy riskfree travel in the world. Speaking of touring other countries, my wife Gena and I were overjoyed to hear about our granddaughters recent journeys abroad. Our granddaughter Chantz just returned from a 10-day trip to China, where she was given the opportunity to experience another culture and practice her skills at speaking Mandarin Chinese, which she has studied for the last four years. (Not too bad for a 13-year -old!) And our other precious granddaughter Hannah will be making her third trip to India over Christmas to do missionary work, which she started as a junior in high school. All of the actions of those mentioned in this article wouldn’t be possible without our patriot predecessors securing America’s freedoms and our place in the world. And the similar actions of those in the future will become progressively restricted if we don’t stand up now for those same liberties, especially when they imprison our very citizens in foreign lands.

tips in a press release for making the holidays a special and celebratory time for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest: 1. Link Up with Like Minds: Senior groups plan activities like exercise, meals, games and trips for seniors wanting to get out of the house and expand their circle of friends. Look into these groups with your relative and find one that best fits their interests. 2. Pick Up a Pen: Sending holiday cards is a wonderful way to spark a new kind of relationship between family members. Once these lines of communication have been opened, seniors will be more inclined to keep up with the correspondence long after the holiday season ends. 3. Get in the Game: Brainteasers, memory games and mathematical puzzles are not only fun but can employ areas of the brain that aren’t regularly stimulated. Try a few with your relative while you are in town and leave them with a few books or games that they can continue using after you

Edmund Burke was right; “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.” Well, if our present government won’t fight for ours and others’ freedom, then America must call up its most mighty reserves and real power: We, the people. We must embolden and equip our families and our younger generations to be ambassadors of freedom and faith. Do you remember our young friends, twin brothers Brett & Alex Harris? They are the ones from whom we first heard about the powerful personage of Gov. Mike Huckabee. They have been on the frontlines of battle for the Millennials since their teens. I spoke about them extensively in the chapter “Calling all Millennials” in my New York T imes bestseller, “Black Belt Patriotism.” Brett and Alex are now 25 years old, married, and their book, “Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations,” has sold nearly 450,000 copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. Their website,, was completely redesigned in May of 2012 and continues to reach tens of thousands of young people each month. And their social media presence has grown to over 43,000 followers and continues to come up with fresh ways to reach teenagers with the challenge. Check out this latest post on their Facebook page to read about a 13-

leave. 4. Make a List and Check it Twice: Send your relative a list of possible gift ideas for other family members and review their purchases upon your arrival while helping them with wrapping. If you have the luxury of arriving prior to the holiday, accompany your relative on a shopping trip to select the perfect presents. 5. Hire a Helping Hand: If you are still concerned your relative is in jeopardy of mentally “checking out” when the holiday season comes to a close, discuss the possibility of hiring an in-home companion. Not only will this person be able to help with basic chores and activities but the companion will be able to provide much-needed social interaction for your loved one on a daily, weekly or live-in basis.” Having many elderly friends and family she spends time with, Lewis is experienced with keeping them involved, but has also lear ned that those who have lived longer have a lot more wisdom to

year -old who could change the way you view all 13-year-olds. The Harris brothers’ book would make an exceptional Christmas gift for young people. I would humbly consider pairing it with another humor based outreach book that could empower youth, too: my own “Official Chuck Norris Fact Book,” which includes many inspirational stories of faith and freedom for future generations. An even better option might be my good friend and prolific author Randy Alcorn’s brand new graphic novel (extended comic book) titled, “Eternity.” It’s a perfect gift for the young people in your life. To empower and transform young people, please also look into the amazing missions of Gena’s and my foundations KickStartKids, Young Americans for Liberty and Rachel’s Challenge. Together, we can start a chain reaction! Friends, if we are ever to change the course of our country and world, it will be by supporting and uniting behind young people like these who can and will restore and lead America into a brighter and better future. Speaking of children born for positions of destiny, let us all humbly remember — especially at this time of the year — what I, Gena and all who were mentioned in this article, believe fully in our hearts. That the real solutions for our world, our country, our families and

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Comfort Keepers tries to insure that the elderly are just as involved as the rest of the family during the holidays.


“You can learn lots from them,” Lewis explained. “There is history you can’t get anywhere else. The conversations can be so educational really if you just listen. And that’s all you have to do: Be a good listener.”

So involvement doesn’t even have to be physical actions. Talk and listen, ourselves will not be ushered in through government or even human potential. But the cures for society and our souls will come ultimately only through our reuniting with the Child, whose birth we celebrate on Christmas and through whom real hope and change comes.

About him, the Bible says:

“For to us a child is bor n,/ to us a son is given,/and the gover nment will be on his shoulders./And he will be called/Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,/

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Don’t miss my Christmas article next week, “The Case for Christmas,” in which I’ll explain the rationale or reason in the reason for the season. It’s definitely one you might want to forward as a “Christmas card from Chuck Norris”! Follow Chuck Norris through his official social media sites, on Twitter @chucknorris and Facebook’s “Official Chuck Norris Page.” He blogs at To find out more about Chuck Norris and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2013 CHUCK NORRIS

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The most important thing is to remember that no matter the age, everyone, especially during the holiday season, wants to feel accepted and be a part of the celebrations.

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that Democrats linked to Third Way denounce the article and sever ties with the organization. This is tea partyism in reverse. And it is just as misguided on the left as on the right.

Obama will be president for three more years, and on at least two important issues, he will have to defy his liberal base to accomplish his objectives. One is trade, where promising agreements that could create thousands of new jobs face staunch opposition from organized labor.

The other is entitlements, which are swallowing a growing chunk of the federal budget and squeezing out spending on other progressive priorities, such as medical

research and early childhood education. The president is open to reform, but the “professional liberals” defend every cent of those entitlements, and even want to expand Social Security.

Hard-shell conservatives fantasize that the “Ted Cruz Wing” of the Republican Party will lead them to victory. The loony left is just as misty-eyed about the “Warren Wing” of the Democratic Party.

They’re both wrong. This is a moderate, pragmatic country. Any party that ignores that truth is doomed to defeat.

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ALBUQUERQUE — Celebrating its 20th year, National Dance Institute of New Mexico, a statewide non-profit organization which has instilled positive change in more than 70,000 of New Mexico’s underserved children since 1994, has been featured by the Wallace Foundation in an exclusive list of eight “exemplary” and “highly effective” arts organizations in the United States. Based in New York, the Wallace Foundation is an independent, national

foundation dedicated to supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices that expand learning and enrichment opportunities for children. “It’s great to know that our programs have not only made a measurable difference in the lives of children but are now recognized and validated by the Wallace Foundation as well,” said Russell Baker, NDI New Mexico executive director. “Factors such as high poverty, childhood obesity, academic gaps and limited

access to arts education in New Mexico limit children’s opportunities to develop into successful students. But through our programs, students learn the skills necessary to overcome obstacles and gain the confidence, tenacity and work ethic necessary to succeed.” The Wallace Foundation’s report, “Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth and Other Experts,” examined both the supply and

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demand for afterschool arts programs. The report offers insights directly from middle and high school students and their families as well as teachers and leaders in the arts and youth development. Co-founded in Santa Fe by Catherine Oppenheimer and Jacques d’Amboise, NDI New Mexico has grown from serving 100 children in 1994 to 7,500 children annually through inschool, after-school, summer and advanced training classes in 34 New Mexico

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Development Corporation. Lovington MainStr eet has a purchase agreement with John and Joyce Joy to purchase the theater for $250,000 thr ough the newly formed Lea Community Foundation for the Arts. The EDC will make a one-time grant of $50,000 from LEDA funds for the project’s start-up costs. The foundation would obtain a $400,000 bank loan from a local bank,

After 35 years of service to Easter n New Mexico University, Robert Bowman, vice president for Student Affairs, is retiring at the end of this year. Bowman started working at ENMU in Portales in 1978, as the Learning Center manager. He later served as the coordinator of Black Programs and the coordinator of university skills classes. In 1991, he was hired at ENMU-Roswell as a business instructor. He was named Dean of Student Affairs in 1993. His title later changed to vice president for Student Affairs. Born in Alamogordo, Bowman has a BBA in business administration from ENMU and an MBA in marketing from ENMU. He married Marietta in

secured by LEDA funds for a term of 10 years. The Lovington EDC also has agreed to allocate up to $200,000 to match donations to the Foundation dollar for dollar. The first phase of the project is to have the theater up and running with new digital projection and sound equipment by April 30, 2014. The upgrades would include full digital projection with 3D capabilities and satellite live

May of 1979 and they have two children; Shontaye, 31, and Marques, 29; and a 6-year -old grandson, Julhian. ENMU-Roswell held a retirement reception for Bowman on Dec. 11 to wish him well and thank him for his many years of dedication and service to the campus. “I would like to thank all of you that were able to attend my retirement party and also a big thanks to those of you that could not make it for the phone calls and messages,” Bowman said. “I really appreciate being a part of such a wonderful organization that works so hard to educate all who enter our doors. Thanks for making my stay a good one.”


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Palma returns for holidays Roswell High School 1996 graduate Naval Officer Jeff Palma is home for the holidays. The gunner’s mate is taking a 30day break from his career of almost 17 years in the armed forces to catch up with family and “mellow out” after years of “hightempo” work. Palma, 35, grew up in Roswell and went into the military after a year of studying at Eastern New Mexico UniversityRoswell. He is between commands now, switching over from duties on the USS Green Bay to a position in the Naval Special War far e Command. The hometown-br ed of ficer has seen five deployments in his

career, which has taken him to Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Bali, Indonesia, Thailand and other far corners of the world. In 2002, he was on the ship that launched the first wave of Harrier Jump Jets into Iraq at the beginning of the War on Iraq. Palma returned in May fr om his most r ecent deployment of eight months on a mission in the Middle East. He is unable to state the exact location of the mission. Palma is using the gap between commands as a way of “kind of just resetting my clock, if you will,” he says. “I look at it as coming back to home.”




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Dee Sinclair, portraying Santa Claus, reads a story to children in Atlanta, Tuesday. "Kids don't see color. They see a fat guy in a red suit giving toys," says Sinclair, 50.

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Carolyn Loveless Schlicher died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Dallas, Texas. A memorial reception is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd., Roswell. Carolyn was born in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 22, 1948. As a young child, she moved to Roswell with her family. She graduated from Goddard High School in 1966 and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 1970. Carolyn recognized and appreciated culture and beauty in the world around

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Customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data included customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on back of the card, Target said.

There was no indication that the three- or four-digit security numbers visible on the back of the card were affected.

her. She lived most of her life in Roswell, but traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad. Carolyn loved art and art history and was a talented artist herself. Carolyn also loved animals, always surrounded herself with pets of all shapes and sizes. She was known to her family and friends as a generous and loving person with a sharp tongue and solid sense of right and wrong. She was honest — sometimes, bluntly so. She was often accused of being a “straight shooter,” but thought it better to be direct than hide the truth. She was witty and genuine and cared deeply about those in her life. A dedicated mother and friend, she will be greatly missed by her family and many longtime friends. Carolyn is survived by her two children: James Coe Schlicher and his wife, Abby, Christine Schlicher Johnson and her husband, R.J.; her five grandchildren: Charles, Prideaux, Clayton, Archer and Margaret; her former husband, Frederick J. Schlicher; her sister, Lucinda Loveless; her niece, Whitney Jones, and nephew, Barrett Heaton; and other family

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — In Atlanta, children of many races share their Christmas wish lists with a black Santa Claus. In Houston, Santa dons a red zoot suit and dances to jazz as he hands out gifts in Mexican-American neighborhoods. In Indian Country, Native American Santas add American Indian attire to their red snowsuits, visiting shops and community centers from the pueblos of New Mexico to the reservations on the Pacific Northwest. Santa Claus may be popularly known as a whitebearded benefactor with

Dutch-English origins, but multiethnic versions of Santa are making the rounds out there too — illustrating that in an increasingly diverse United States, Santa takes on whatever color you imagine him to be.

“Kids don’t see color. They see a fat guy in a red suit giving toys,” said Dee Sinclair, 50, of Atlanta, who bills himself as the “Real Black Santa” and sports a very real, very white beard to prove it. He said in his 12 years of Santa-dom, he has posed with children and adults of all backgrounds during appearances at art centers, pri-

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vate parties and the occasional suburban Christmas tree lighting. “The character to me is all about the spirit of Christmas,” Sinclair said. “If we leave Christmas to ourselves, we’d be all right.” This holiday season, however, not all reactions to non-white Santas have been jolly. At Indiana University in Bloomington earlier this month, a dormitory bulletin board posed the question, “Can Santa Claus be a black man?” in hopes of generating fruitful discussion about racial stereotypes. Instead, it generated

outrage on social media because it also asked other questions that played to stereotypes, such as whether a black Santa would only visit the ghetto. The display, which a university spokesman described as well-intended but “misguided,” was taken down.

Last week, a high school teacher in Rio Rancho was disciplined, and apologized, for telling a black student who dressed as Santa Claus, “Don’t you know Santa Claus is white? Why are you wearing that?” The teacher has since been placed on paid administrative leave.

Radio host Larry Lujack dies at 73 CHICAGO (AP) — Larry Lujack, an immensely popular Chicago radio personality whose sarcasm, grumpiness and sense of humor was unlike anything listeners had heard and who influenced some of today’s best-known broadcasters, has died. He was 73. Lujack’s wife, Judith Lujack, said Thursday that he died of esophageal cancer at their Santa Fe home Wednesday evening. She said he was diagnosed last January and his health started to deteriorate dramatically in September. Though Lujack’s name

and friends. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents: Charles Coe Loveless and Nadine Prideaux Loveless.

Marion K. “Cissy” Cavin

Cissy Cavin, 85, of Roswell, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. A memorial service celebrating her wonderful life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at New Mexico Military Institute Chapel in Roswell, with Father Dale Plummer of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church officiating. A family gathering will be at Ballard Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, from 5 p.m.

may not be familiar today, a quarter -century after his 20-year run at WLSAM and the former WCFLAM, it would be tough to understate just how big he once was — the star of a massive radio station with listeners all over the state and beyond. Lujack joked, bellyached and criticized his way through shows in a manner that has become ubiquitous among today’s radio personalities.

real,” said Robert Feder, a longtime Chicago media writer who now has a blog. “He paved the way for new style of radio that followed and everyone who became a real personality owes it in some way to Larry Lujack.” Among those personalities is Rush Limbaugh, wrote Paul D. Colford in his 1993 book, “The Rush Limbaugh Story: Talent on Loan from God.”

“The point is that with all the top-40 disk jockeys, these high-energy guys with their fake effervescence, cheerfulness, he was the first one to be

“He said that Lujack was the only person he ever copied,” wrote Colford, who is currently the director of media relations for The Associated Press.

to 7 p.m. She was born on Oct. 17, 1928 in Galveston, Texas, to Rosswell Joseph Keller and Marion Alberta Reed Keller. Cissy also has two sisters: Jane K. Hime of Dickenson, Texas, and Betty Gibbs of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., who has preceded her in death. Cissy and her two sisters all enjoyed singing at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston, where they were active members. She graduated from Ball High School in Galveston and then attended the University of Texas, where she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta and later attended Baylor University. She was married to the love of her life, Sealy Hutchings Cavin, also of Galveston, for 65 years and he survives her at the family home in Roswell, where they have lived since transferring from Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1954. She belonged to DAR, Assistance League and was very involved in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church as well as being a vestry member. She started St. Andrew’s Episcopal Day School in 1955 and continued to be very involved with the school for over 30

years. Cissy loved life and lived it with great energy and spirit. She was the passionate matriarch of her family and took great pleasure in ensuing their happiness and success. She also loved her friends, many of whom were lifelong and she was always the first person to come to their aid in times of crisis with food from her own kitchen or anything else that was needed. She was famous for her cooking and baking expertise and even at 85, had great enthusiasm for creating new “goodies” and getting them to people she cared about. She was a great friend and benefactor too many charitable organizations in Roswell and in earlier years gave of her time unselfishly to many of them. Cissy is survived by two daughters and three sons. Listed with spouses, they are: Elizabeth and John Thomasson, of Lubbock, Texas, Sealy and Synda Cavin, of Albuquerque, Candy and Jim McClelland of Roswell, William Cavin and fiancé Kim Meeks, of Roswell, and Blair and Kerry Cavin, of Roswell. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 12



The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to all of the wonderful, kind and competent doctors, nurses and caregivers that worked so lovingly and diligently to raise the quality of her life and thereby, extending the time we all had share with her. We will be forever in your debt.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent Cissy’s favorite charities: The Assurance Home, 1008 E. 18th St., Roswell, NM 88201 and Roswell Humane Society, 703 E. McGaf fey, Roswell, NM 88201.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

Christopher Eric Mireles Sr.

Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Christopher Eric Mireles, 41, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Lubbock. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.


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More than 75 injured in partial London theater collapse LONDON (AP) — Hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. More than 75 people were injured — seven seriously, authorities said. The collapse at the Apollo Theatre took place around 8:15 p.m. during a performance of “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-T ime” at the height of the Christmas holiday season. Plaster and masonry from a section of the ceiling tumbled down, bringing parts of the theater’s balconies down with it onto the audience, police said. More than 700 people were in the theater at the time, according to the London Fire Brigade. Officials said most of the injured were “walking wounded” with upper body injuries, and that all are conscious and breathing. Police and fire officials said it was too soon to say what had caused the partial collapse of the ceiling, but that a full investigation is being carried out. Dee Kear ney said she

was just three or four seats from the stage when an actor shouted “watch out!” “Then what we felt was debris falling on us, a loud bang, and then all of a sudden there was a coat of dust,” she said. Scott Daniels, an American tourist who lives in the Dallas area, said he’d managed to buy a lastminute ticket to the acclaimed production just before show time. “I was lucky to get one seat that they had left over,” he told The Associated Press. About 40 or 45 minutes into the show, he said, he started hearing noises — and screaming. “I thought, maybe this is part of the play,” he said. “All of a sudden, plaster starts raining down, huge hunks of plaster... The lights went out and everything filled with dust — everybody was coughing and choking.” He said he made it out with “a couple scrapes,” though he saw others with more serious lacerations. Dust-covered theatergoers, many with bandaged heads, were treated by dozens of emergency work-

ers in the street outside the Apollo and at a nearby theater.

City buses were commandeered to usher some of the wounded to hospitals.

London Ambulance Service said it had treated 76 patients, with 51 taken to hospitals. Seven people suffered “serious injuries” but there were no fatalities and none of the injuries are believed to be lifethreatening, officials said.

The fire department said no one was trapped in the theater, explaining that rescuers had helped evacuate some theatergoers who had been trapped “by the nature of their injuries” where they had stood when the or nate plastering came down.

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Above: Firefighters inspect the roof of the Apollo Theatre after its ceiling partially collapsed during a performance in London, Thursday. Left: An injured woman is moved on a stretcher following an incident at the Apollo Theatre, in London's Shaftesbury Avenue, Thursday evening, during a performance, with police saying there were "a number" of casualties.

Shaftesbury Avenue, normally one of London’s busiest streets and teeming with pedestrians, was completely shut down by emergency workers.

The Apollo Theatre, named for the Greek and Roman god of music and the arts, was built in 1901 and has 775 seats.

Rodman preps for NKorea game Putin to pardon jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

North PYONGYANG, Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to meet leader Kim Jong Un and put the finishing touches on plans to bring 12 ex-NBA players to Pyongyang for a Jan. 8 exhibition game marking the leader’s birthday. Rodman said the game is on track despite the recent execution of Kim’s uncle in a dramatic political purge. Rodman’s visit comes less than a week after North Korea announced the execution of Jang Song Thaek, an unprecedented fall from grace for one of the most powerful figures in the country. Jang’s execution sparked speculation by foreign analysts over the future of the Kim regime. But of ficials in Pyongyang say Jang’s removal has not caused any instability. Rodman’s visit — should it proceed uneventfully — could be a sign that Kim is firmly in charge. Rodman told The Associated Press in a brief interview at his Pyongyang hotel that he was undaunted by the recent political events. “I can’t control what they do with their government, I can’t control what they say or how they do things here,” he said. “I’m just trying to come here as a sports figure and try to hope I can open the door for a lot of people in the country.”

on using basketball as a means of boosting understanding and communication and studiously avoided commenting on the North’s human rights record or its continued detainment of an American, Kenneth Bae, for allegedly committing antistate crimes.

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Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman walks with Vice Minister of North Korea's Sports Ministry, Son Kwang Ho, as Rodman arrives at the international airport in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday.

Rodman and Kim have struck up an unlikely friendship since the Hall of Famer traveled to the secretive state for the first time in February with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series produced by New York-based VICE television. He remains the highestprofile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power from his father, Kim Jong Il, in 2011. “I’ve come over to see my friend, and people always give me a little hard time about me saying that,” said Rodman, who was given the red carpet treatment at the airport by Vice Sports Minister Son Kwang Ho and O Hun Ryong, secretary-general of the North Korean Basketball Association. “I’m very proud to say he’s my friend,

because he hasn’t done anything to put a damper, to say any negative things about my country.” Rodman has not yet announced the roster for the game. He is also expected to train North Korean basketball players during his several-day stay in Pyongyang and to meet with Kim, though he did not give any details about what his plans are. He said, however, that if after the 12 former NBA players go home they say “some really, really nice things, some really cool things about this country,” then he has done his job. Known as much for his piercings, tattoos and bad behavior as he was for basketball, Rodman has mostly avoided politics in his dealings with the North. He’s mainly focused

“North Korea has given me the opportunity to bring these players and their families over here, so people can actually see, so these players can actually see, that this country is actually not as bad as people project it to be in the media,” he said. In Washington, the State Department distanced itself from Rodman, and reiterated U.S. concer n about human rights in North Korea and its nuclear program.

“What we focus on is not an ex-NBA player from however many years ago who decides to take a trip to North Korea, it’s on what the North Korean government is doing on its brutality, on its continued violation of international obligations. That’s what we’re focused on here, not what Dennis Rodman is or isn’t doing,” Harf said. However, she said the department would be open to speaking to Rodman on his return.

MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise decision, President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that jailed for mer oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned, a move that will see his top foe and Russia’s onetime richest man freed after more than a decade in prison. The development, along with an amnesty for two jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band and the 30-member crew of a Greenpeace protest ship, appeared aimed at easing international criticism of Russia’s human rights record ahead of February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Putin’s pet project. Putin waited until just after his tightly choreographed annual news conference to make the announcement, dropping the biggest news of the day after journalists had already peppered him with questions in a fourhour marathon. Putin said the 50year-old Khodorkovsky, who was set to be released next August, had submitted an appeal

for pardon, something he had refused to do before. “He has spent more than 10 years behind bars. It’s a tough punishment,” Putin said. “He’s citing humanitarian aspects — his mother is ill. A decree to pardon him will be signed shortly.” The head of the Kremlin’s United Russia faction said he expects Khodorkovsky to celebrate the New Year at home with his family. Khodorkovsky’s son, Pavel, tweeted: “Very happy news. Waiting to speak with my father to learn more.” Putin’s announcement “came as a big surprise for me, totally out of the blue,” Khodorkovsky’s mother, Maria, told R T television. “We are old people, and we are waiting, hoping to live to the moment when we can embrace him,” his father, Boris, said in remarks posted on the online newspaper. Analysts viewed the decision as a clever step ahead of the Sochi Olympics.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19)  Others will note that they ran into an unstoppable force when they get a YOUR HOROSCOPE glimpse of you and your attitude today. Remain confident, but don’t hesitate to walk away from complications that are of no interest to you. Tonight: Be spontaneous. TAURUS (April 20-May 20)    Listen to your instincts, and acknowledge them as well. How you handle a situation could change unexpectedly. Plans involving a holiday happening might be tossed out at the last minute, which will throw several people off. Tonight: Do what you must first. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)  Use your high energy to complete what must be done before the holidays. The whirlwind of festivities will start this coming weekend. Try to free up one area of your life. Tonight: Get together with friends; perhaps you will decide to start swapping gifts. CANCER (June 21-July 22)  Your creativity will emerge. Rethink the rest of your purchases, and make adjustments while you can. Get into the spirit of Christmas, and let go of your gift-giving concerns. Focus on your values; use them to gain a new perspective. Tonight:

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Treat a friend to drinks and munchies. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)  You attract people who have a similar energy. A friend might shake up the status quo. Enjoy the excitement, but avoid being controlling — it won’t help. Make adjustments for this person. Tonight: The world is your oyster. Finish up your errands. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)  Much information comes in that you need to consider. In order to free up some time, you will want to rearrange your schedule. A loved one could be difficult when he or she discovers that plans might need to be adjusted. Tonight: Head home. Be with family. Make peace. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  Your friends, associates and family might become childlike at the thought of Christmas. You will want to visit with many people before the actual holiday. Start now. You might be quite pleased at the amount of holiday cheer around you. Tonight: Get together with friends. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  Pressure comes in once more from a boss or someone else you need to answer to. You might want to avoid an issue, but any attempt to ward off a discussion could be seen as manipulation. Face the inevitable, and get past this problem. Tonight: Burn the midnight oil. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  Make plans to see a Christmas pageant during the weekend. Break out of your routine and enjoy some music or dancing. If you can, take off for a day and get involved in some kind of winter sport. Tonight: Make sure you’ve mailed all your packages before you meet a friend. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  A loved one or

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special friend might approach you and offer much more of what you want and desire. The two of you often disengage from stress when you’re together. Catch up on each other’s news. Tonight: Continue the theme of deferring. Let someone else choose. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Schedule some time with friends and loved ones. Someone might go out on a limb for you. Be gracious, and avoid taking him or her for granted. This individual not only loves you, but he or she will do whatever it takes to make your life easier. Tonight: Make merry. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)  People seem to show up and want to have a quality conversation with you. You are aware of how much is on your plate, so make it a point to honor your limitations and say “no” if need be. A meeting provides a lot of food for thought. Tonight: Head home early. BORN TODAY Singer/songwriter JoJo (1990), actress Jenny Agutter (1952), baseball executive Branch Rickey (1881)


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SPORTS B No. 8 Duke beats UCLA 80-63 Friday, December 20, 2013 Phone: 575-622-7710, ext. 304


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NEW YORK (AP) — It was an average performance from Jabari Parker, and it drew praise worthy of another stellar effort by the Duke freshman. “He’s a natural,” Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said after Parker had 23 points and 10 rebounds in an 80-63 victory over UCLA on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. “In different sports there are people who are naturals. Jabari is a natural. He can become even better. He embraces the moment.” Bruins coach Steve Alford was impressed with the 6-foot-8 Chicago native. “He’s gifted. He’s got a lot of smoothness to him. He can be a big guard or post you,” the firstyear UCLA coach said. “You don’t see a lot who are this polished 10, 11 games into the year.” UCLA sophomore guard Kyle Anderson jumped in on the praise. “It’s tough to say who is the best player on the floor, especially with that team and our group of guys, but he played really well,” said Anderson, who had another all-around game for the Bruins. “We wanted to shut him down but he’s tough.” Parker was 7 of 13 from the field, including a 4-for-8 performance from 3-point range. He also was 5 of 5 at the free throw line and had five assists while scoring at least 20 points for the ninth


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Duke's Jabari Parker, center, drives between UCLA's Travis Wear, left, and Norman Powell during their game, Thursday.

time in his 11 college games. He hit a big 3 and had an impressive dunk during Duke’s 16-4 run that broke open a tie game in the second half. “I’m just going to do whatever it takes to win,” Parker said. “I don’t

have to take 20 shots for us to win, I can as long as they’re good shots. I’m just learning to play the proper role right now.” The Blue Devils (9-2) poked and prodded UCLA’s 2-3 zone from the perimeter, making 11 3-pointers

Broncos swear they’re not taking Texans lightly

in a season-high 32 attempts from beyond the arc. Rodney Hood and Quinn Cook both had 14 points for the Blue Devils. Cook had five assists and all eight of Duke’s steals. “We did a good job hitting Amile

(Jefferson) in the middle of the zone and he became the toss-back guy,” Krzyzewski said. “He got the ball right back to guys and they got rhythm shots.” David Wear led the Bruins (9-2) with 16 points and Anderson, who has taken over at point guard, had 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. He entered the game averaging 13.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists. “Quinn Cook did a good job of pressuring the ball. That 94 feet of pressure is tough,” said Anderson, who had six turnovers. “They didn’t let us execute our offense. Duke’s signature is the pressure defense, That’s what they want to do and we fell into it.” UCLA’s zone kept the Bruins in the game. Wear, who went 4 for 4 from beyond the arc, made a 3 to tie it at 43 with 17:58 to play. Duke suddenly began to connect from outside with consistency and Hood hit two 3s and Parker added another in a 16-4 run that put the Blue Devils up 61-49 with 11:33 to go. The Bruins twice got within eight points, but they got no closer in front of the crowd of 15,410. UCLA, which entered the game averaging 85.1 points, was 8 of 22 from 3-point range. Justin Adams, the Bruins’ leading scorer coming in with a 21.2 average, was held to 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teams swear they don’t look at their opponents’ records. Rankings are another story. By that measure, the Denver Broncos see one of the league’s top teams in the Houston Texans, who have lost their last dozen games and plenty of their best players to injuries. The Texans (2-12) own the NFL’s 11th-best offense and fourth-best defense, and they’re ranked second against the pass. That puts them right up there with the Broncos (113) and Seattle Seahawks (12-2), the two teams that See DENVER, Page B3

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Denver’s Peyton Manning (18) steps back to pass against San Diego during their game, Thursday.

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Los Angeles’ Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee. The Lakers said Thursday that an MRI scan showed that Bryant has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau of his knee.

Kobe likely to miss 6 weeks Dexter boys beat Tucumcari with fracture in left knee LOCAL BRIEFS DEXTER — Kevin Paez scored 17 points as Dexter beat Tucumcari 6947 on Thursday night. The Demons (8-1) led 20-13 after the first quarter and held a 38-22 lead at the break. Dexter outscor ed Tucumcari 31-25 in the second half to seal the victory. Jacob Sanchez scored 12 points for Dexter, while Jorge Nevar ez

added 10.

Girls basketball

Dexter 54, Tucumcari 42 D EX T E R — D e xt e r improved to 4-5 with a win over visiting Tucumcari on Thursday. The two teams played to an 11-11 tie after one, b u t t h e De m o ns t o o k

LOCAL SCHEDULE — FRIDAY, DEC. 20 — • Hagerman at Dexter, 4:30 p.m. Mescalero Apache Invitational • Hondo Valley vs. TBD, TBA BOYS BASKETBALL

• Hagerman at Dexter, 6 p.m. Mescalero Apache Invitational • Hondo Valley vs. TBD, TBA GIRLS BASKETBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee, dealing the second major injury setback of the year to the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar guard. An MRI exam on Thursday revealed Bryant has a fracture in his lateral tibial plateau — the top of his shinbone near his knee. Bryant made his season debut with the Lakers Dec. 8 after nearly eight months away while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. He apparently was

control by winning the s eco nd 11 - 4 . Dext er took a 34-27 lead into t he f ou r th a nd c los ed out the victory by winning the final quarter 20-15. Nayely Anderson led t he D em o ns wit h 2 0 points, while Alex Zambrano had 14.

SPOTLIGHT 1966 — The NBA grants a franchise to Seattle, expanding the league to 11 teams for the 1967-68 season. 1983 — Montreal’s Guy Lafleur scores his 500th goal as the Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 6-0. 1985 — North Carolina sets an NCAA record with 18 blocked shots in an 87-55 rout of Stanford. 1998 — Green Bay’s Brett Favre becomes the first NFL player to throw for more than 30 touchdowns in


hurt again Tuesday night in Memphis while playing his fourth game in five nights. After playing six games in 10 days, the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history is out again until February or longer — and the Lakers’ already miserable run of injuries got even uglier. “You hate it for Kobe,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters after pracSee KOBE, Page B3


ON THIS DAY IN ... five different seasons. Favre connects three times with Antonio Freeman in the first half of a 30-22 win over Tennessee to break a tie with Dan Marino. 2000 — In the second-lowest scoring game in NBA history, the Charlotte Hornets hold the Miami Heat to a franchise-low in points in a 65-56 victory. The teams combine for 121 points — two more than Boston and Milwaukee scored between them on Feb. 27, 1955.

2003 — St. John’s provides a perfect ending for coach John Gagliardi’s record-breaking season, snapping Mount Union’s NCAA-record 55-game winning streak with a 24-6 victory in the Division III championship game. 2005 — Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 62 points in just three quarters and Los Angeles downs Dallas 112-90. Bryant scores a franchise-record 30 points in the third quarter and sits out the fourth.

B2 Friday, December 20, 2013


Are we playing the Super Bowl or ‘Hunger Games?’

For all the dire predictions making the rounds, you’d think they were playing “The Hunger Games” at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2 instead of the Super Bowl. “Cold or snowy is one thing,” San Francisco 49er Phil Dawson said, “but if it’s a blizzard it could be bad. ...That would make things crazy. I’m not sure how that would work.” Keep in mind Dawson is a kicker. And to be fair, scratch a half-dozen other players and NFL owners — who have the final say on Super Bowl sites — and you’ll get differing opinions about the wisdom of playing the season’s biggest game in the elements. Plenty grew up playing or watching the game that way and still love to; others were only too happy to get in out of the cold and stay there. But the players and owners all agree with something Colts lineman Cory Redding said recently about trading a few uncomfortable hours outside for a shot at the title. “Snow, wind, freezing rain, it doesn’t matter,” Redding said. “It just makes the confetti feel that much better.” The guys that employ

Prep basketball

Thursday’s Scores By The Associated Press Boys Basketball Dexter 69, Tucumcari 47 Laguna-Acoma 75, Penasco 30 Magdalena 86, Reserve 45 Pojoaque 83, Monte del Sol 63 Raton 54, Socorro 53 Santa Fe Indian 59, Mesa Vista 36 Texico 65, Melrose 27 Taos 53, Aztec 49 Girls Basketball Dexter 54, Tucumcari 42 Deming 42, Onate 40 Floyd 39, Fort Sumner 36 Magdalena 56, Reserve 28 Mora 59, Springer 46 Tatum 45, Elida 39 Tularosa 52, Santa Fe Indian 44 West Las Vegas 76, Bernalillo 66

College football

College Football FBS Bowl Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque) Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), noon (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 1:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Idaho) Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl (St. Petersburg, Fla.) Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), noon (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu) Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Detroit) Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego) Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl (Annapolis, Md.) Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl (Houston) Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco) BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl (New York) Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl (Charlotte, N.C.) Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 1:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Tempe, Ariz.) Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas) Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 9:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.) Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 1:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, Texas) Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl (San Diego)


TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Friday, Dec. 20 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA, FCS, semifinal, New Hampshire at North Dakota St. GOLF 8 p.m. TGC — The Royal Trophy, second round, at Guangzhou, China NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Houston at Indiana 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Minnesota at L.A. Lakers WINTER SPORTS 6 p.m. NBCSN — Women’s hockey, Olympic trials, United States vs. Canada, at Grand Forks, N.D.

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In this Dec. 15 file photo, a mound of snow is shown outside of MetLife Stadium before an game between Seattle and the New York Giants. NFL officials may be embracing the notion of a cold-weather Super Bowl, but seriously: What happens if there is, in fact, a snow storm on Feb. 2?

them feel just as strongly, even though all but one or two of the 32 owners will be ensconced in sky boxes that night instead of down on the field. But another handful or so will be paying even closer attention than usual, and not just to the game, but to the weeklong Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl (Shreveport, La.) Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 10:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas) Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), noon (CBS) Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.) Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta) Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas) UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla.) Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 11 a.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl (Tampa, Fla.) Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Ariz.) Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans) Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl (Miami) Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas) Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.) Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl (Mobile, Ala.) Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship (Pasadena, Calif.) Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic (St. Petersburg, Fla.) East vs. West, 2 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl (Mobile, Ala.) South vs. North, 2 p.m. (NFLN)

Familiar foes: Mount Union and Wis-Whitewater

SALEM, Va. (AP) — It will be familiar opponents when Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater meet in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the Division III national championship Friday night at Salem Stadium. But there will a new twist. The teams have been the last two standing in Division III in eight of the past nine seasons, but the Purple Raiders of Mount Union (14-0) got there this year with a new coach, 37-year-old Vince Kehres. Kehres is the son and former defensive coordinator under his father, Larry Kehres, who guided the Purple Raiders to 21 unbeaten regular seasons and 11 national championships in 27 years as coach. “You can see that they haven’t really skipped a beat with Vince taking over for his father,” Warhawks coach Lance Leipold said this week. The older Kehres retirned after last season, when he won his 11th national championship, with a career record of 33224-3, and Leipold dealt him four of those losses. The Warhawks had won three in a row before last season, when they missed the playoffs entirely while Mount Union gave Larry Kehres a retirement gift with a 28-10 victory against St. Thomas (Minn.). When Kehres retired in May, but remained as athletic director, his son took over. Vince Kehres played for the Purple Raiders and was connected in some way to 10 of the 11 national championship winners. “I feel like I got handed the keys to a Cadillac, and I put a coat of wax on it and I gassed it up,” Vince Kehres said. “The football program at Mount Union didn’t need a lot of touching up.” Especially not with Kevin Burke, last year’s Stagg Bowl MVP and this year’s Gagliardi winner as the top player in Division III returning. Burke has thrown for 3,514 yards and 44 touchdowns with just seven interceptions, and he’s run for another 1,035 yards and 13 touchdowns, often on playsaving scrambles. In the last two weeks, Burke has guided the Purple Raiders to a 62-59 victory against Wesley, and last week’s 41-40 victory against North Central (Ill.). It has been, Kehres said, “a wild ride.” The Warhawks, by contrast, advanced by beating Linfield 28-17 in the quarterfinals, then edged Mary Hardin-Baylor 16-15 last weekend. Leipold, though, said none of that

buildup. Like co-hosts John Mara of the Giants and Woody Johnson of the Jets, those owners have franchises with outdoor stadiums in cold-weather towns. And if this Super Bowl makes it big in New York, then the reasoning goes that the big

game can make it anyFoxborough, where. Philadelphia, Washington, Nashville, Chicago, Kansas City, Denver — take your pick. Owners at those sites, and several others, have broached the subject before and especially lately,


will matter come Friday night, and with his 100-man roster including 47 freshmen, he hopes the Warhawks’ history will help fill in some gaps. “Hopefully we can take in the confidence that we’ve had some success in past years,” he said. They’ve also had success this season, especially their quarterback. Matt Behrendt has thrown for 3,041 yards with 36 TDs and one interception. It should all make for another competitive showdown between the teams.


National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .12 15 .444 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .9 14 .391 Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . .9 16 .360 New York . . . . . . . . . .8 17 .320 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .7 19 .269 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 6 .760 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .14 12 .538 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . .12 14 .462 Washington . . . . . . . .11 13 .458 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . .8 18 .308 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .20 5 .800 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .13 14 .481 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .9 15 .375 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .9 16 .360 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . .5 20 .200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L San Antonio . . . . . . . .20 5 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .17 9 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 10 New Orleans . . . . . . .11 13 Memphis . . . . . . . . . .10 15 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Oklahoma City . . . . . .21 4 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .22 5 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .14 10 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .13 13 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 21 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L L.A. Clippers . . . . . . .18 9 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . .14 10 Golden State . . . . . . .14 12 L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . .12 13 Sacramento . . . . . . . .7 17

GB — 1 2 3 4 1⁄2

GB — 5 1⁄2 1 7 ⁄2 7 1⁄2 11 1⁄2

GB — 8 10 1⁄2 11 15

Pct GB .800 — .654 3 1⁄2 .600 5 .458 8 1⁄2 .400 10

Pct GB .840 — .815 — .583 6 1⁄2 .500 8 1⁄2 .250 15 1⁄2 Pct GB .667 — .583 2 1⁄2 1 .538 3 ⁄2 .480 5 .292 9 1⁄2

Wednesday’s Games Utah 86, Orlando 82 Miami 97, Indiana 94 Charlotte 104, Toronto 102, OT Detroit 107, Boston 106 Atlanta 124, Sacramento 107 Washington 113, Brooklyn 107 Minnesota 120, Portland 109 New York 107, Milwaukee 101,2OT Dallas 105, Memphis 91 San Antonio 108, Phoenix 101 Houston 109, Chicago 94 L.A. Clippers 108, New Orleans 95 Thursday’s Games Oklahoma City 107, Chicago 95 San Antonio at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Sacramento at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Utah at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Houston at Indiana, 6 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 7 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Memphis at New York, 10 a.m. Washington at Boston, 11 a.m. Sacramento at Orlando, 5 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Utah at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

LeBron James atop newest list of NBA jersey sales

MIAMI (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his wife not long ago when he looked around and was stunned to see someone wearing his Miami Heat No. 6 jersey. They were on their honeymoon in Venice. “It’s kind of crazy, honestly,” James said. “There’s a ‘wow’ factor.” James is again on top of the NBA’s list of top-selling jerseys in the newest rankings released Thursday. The rankings are based on overall sales from adidas and in the fourth quarter of this year, along with Black Friday and Cyber

Monday holiday sales — both of which were record-setting, the league said. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is No. 2 on the list, followed by Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. “If people love the way I play the game of basketball, love the way I inspire to be better, that’s great,” James said. “Everytime I see someone in my jersey, a complete stranger, it’s a ‘wow’ factor. For me to be the No. 1 guy, to have the most jersey sales, it’s crazy.” There’s a double-digit percentage growth in jersey sales from last year, according to the league. And with two new versions of the James jersey either hitting, or about to hit, the marketplace, his numbers might keep growing. James’ short-sleeved jersey — the one teams are wearing on Christmas this year — is expected to be a big seller, as will the Name Collection jersey, which the Heat will wear early next year bearing nicknames on the back. James will be going with “King James” on his jersey for those games. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is on the list for the first time at No. 6. Other first-timers on the list include James Harden of the Houston Rockets (No. 12) and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers (No. 14). After Curry, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat checks in at No. 7, followed by Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harden, Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, George, and then Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers at No. 15.


National Football League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain AMERICAN CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct New England . . .10 4 0 .714 Miami . . . . . . . . .8 6 0 .571 N.Y. Jets . . . . . . .6 8 0 .429 Buffalo . . . . . . . . .5 9 0 .357 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct y-Indianapolis . . .9 5 0 .643 Tennessee . . . . .5 9 0 .357 Jacksonville . . . .4 10 0 .286 Houston . . . . . . .2 12 0 .143 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Cincinnati . . . . . .9 5 0 .643 Baltimore . . . . . . .8 6 0 .571 Pittsburgh . . . . . .6 8 0 .429 Cleveland . . . . . .4 10 0 .286 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct x-Denver . . . . . .11 3 0 .786 x-Kansas City . . .11 3 0 .786 San Diego . . . . . .7 7 0 .500 Oakland . . . . . . .4 10 0 .286

PF 369 310 246 300

PF 338 326 221 253

PF 354 296 321 288

PF 535 399 343 295

PA 311 296 367 354

PA 319 355 399 375

PA 274 277 332 362

PA 372 255 311 393

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia . . . .8 6 0 .571 364 349 Dallas . . . . . . . . .7 7 0 .500 393 385 N.Y. Giants . . . . .5 9 0 .357 251 357 Washington . . . . .3 11 0 .214 305 434 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans . . .10 4 0 .714 359 270 Carolina . . . . . . .10 4 0 .714 328 208 Tampa Bay . . . . .4 10 0 .286 258 324 Atlanta . . . . . . . . .4 10 0 .286 309 388 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Chicago . . . . . . . .8 6 0 .571 406 391 Green Bay . . . . .7 6 1 .536 353 362 Detroit . . . . . . . . .7 7 0 .500 362 339 Minnesota . . . . . .4 9 1 .321 363 425 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle . . . . . . .12 2 0 .857 380 205 San Francisco . .10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona . . . . . . . .9 5 0 .643 342 291 St. Louis . . . . . . .6 8 0 .429 316 324 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Denver at Houston, 11 a.m. Miami at Buffalo, 11 a.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 11 a.m. Dallas at Washington, 11 a.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. Arizona at Seattle, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 2:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 2:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 2:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 2:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 6:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 Green Bay at Chicago, 11 a.m. Houston at Tennessee, 11 a.m.

though none has been required thus far to put any money or resources where his mouth is — and won’t until the bidding process for the 2019 Super Bowl begins late next summer. After New York, the next three Super Bowls are set Philadelphia at Dallas, 11 a.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 11 a.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 11 a.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 11 a.m. Buffalo at New England, 11 a.m. Denver at Oakland, 2:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 2:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 2:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 2:25 p.m. END OF REGULAR SEASON

Rams’ McDonald talks football with Pro Bowl father

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie safety T.J. McDonald heard from a former Pro Bowler after he grabbed his first interception of the season. His father, Tim, played 13 years in the NFL with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers as a strong safety. He earned Pro Bowl honors six times. He currently is a secondary coach for the New York Jets. The 6-foot-2, 219-pound McDonald picked off Saints quarterback Drew Brees on New Orleans’ first play after the St. Louis had to punt Sunday. That set the tone for the game. The Rams scored on their first play on a 31-yard catch and run by tight end Cory Harkey. St. Louis went on get a 27-16 victory. “He called and congratulated me,” McDonald said of his father Thursday after practice at Rams Park. “He told me it was a good play. Him being a coach, he analyzed the play a little bit and whatnot. We talked about it. Hopefully, we can talk about another one pretty soon. “We always talk football. He’s helping me to be the best football player I can be. I think it’s an advantage for me.” McDonald, a third-round selection, earned the start at strong safety in his first NFL game. He played on all 70 snaps on defense and recorded seven tackles in the 27-24 win over Arizona. His progress was slowed when sustained a broken leg Sept. 26 against San Francisco in Week 4. McDonald got “legwhipped” on the play. The injury landed him on the injured reserve/designated to return list and kept him out for the following eight weeks. He returned in Week 12 for a home game against Chicago. “Don’t get me wrong, it was a scary situation,” McDonald said. “I was just getting in the groove of things and I wanted to keep going. I had to put it on pause a little bit. I was definitely hungry to get back on the field.” McDonald is back and getting into the flow in the Rams’ defense. Before he got hurt midway through the 49ers game, McDonald had 18 tackles and a pass breakup. He earned his spot in the starting lineup against Chicago. He had six tackles. However, McDonald noted his return to the field left him scrambling to make up for lost time. “Coming back mentally, I felt good,” McDonald said. “I feel like I’m taking good steps since I’ve come back. I can’t get back all the reps and game time I missed but I’m going forward.” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said McDonald has done well. “Well, he’s just getting better and better,” Fisher said. “In his first game back, he had a little trouble decelerating, which is understandable because of the injury.” The interception was aided by defensive end Robert Quinn, who hit Brees as he was throwing to tight end Jimmy Graham. Watching film aided McDonald on the play. “It was something we had seen on tape,” McDonald said. “Graham came in motion and ran a seam route. We got some great pressure from Rob and the D-line. I was just able to make the play. I didn’t think it would take this long to get my first interception and I hope it doesn’t that long to get the next one.” McDonald played all 86 defensive snaps against New Orleans. He also saw time on six special teams plays. He finished with five tackles, an interception and a pass defended. That’s the kind of game defensive coordinator Ray Walton said he expects from McDonald. “He’s flying around and he’s tackling well with a lot of aggression,” Walton said. “We’re very pleased with him. He’s doing all the things you need to do as a safety.”


National Hockey League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Boston . . . . .35 23 10 2 Tampa Bay . .35 21 11 3 Montreal . . . .37 21 13 3 Detroit . . . . .37 16 12 9 Toronto . . . . .37 18 16 3 Ottawa . . . . .37 14 17 6

Pts 48 45 45 41 39 34

GFGA 96 74 97 84 92 81 94101 101106 103122

for Glendale, Ariz. (2015), Santa Clara, Calif. (2016; the 50th anniversary of the Superpalooza), and Houston (2017). The 2018 field has already been narrowed to Indianapolis, Minneapolis and perennial favorite New Orleans. All three finalists have — or in the case of Minneapolis, will have — a domed stadium. That winner will be announced in May. By then, serious ownership contenders for 2019 will have begun raising cash from civic, business and community groups and helped formed bid committees. It’s not a small commitment. After winning the 2014 game, in a vote taken at the 2010 NFL owners meetings, the host New York-New Jersey committee raised $70 million to cover the cost of staging the event. Their final bill will have to cover everything from erecting a 60-foot-tall toboggan slide in T imes Square to a series of contingency plans on clearing snow and delivering upwards of 80,000 fans to MetLife Stadium on game day. Other than coming up See SNOW, Page B3

Florida . . . . .36 14 17 5 33 85112 Buffalo . . . . .35 9 23 3 21 63100 Metropolitan Division . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Pts GFGA Pittsburgh . . .37 26 10 1 53 117 80 Washington .34 18 13 3 39 107102 Philadelphia .35 16 15 4 36 86 97 Carolina . . . .34 14 13 7 35 79 94 N.Y. Rangers 35 16 17 2 34 79 95 New Jersey .35 14 15 6 34 83 87 Columbus . . .35 14 17 4 32 91100 N.Y. Islanders35 9 19 7 25 85121

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Chicago . . . .37 25 7 5 St. Louis . . . .34 23 7 4 Colorado . . .33 22 10 1 Minnesota . .37 20 12 5 Dallas . . . . . .34 17 12 5 Nashville . . .35 16 16 3 Winnipeg . . .36 15 16 5 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Anaheim . . . .36 24 7 5 Los Angeles .35 23 8 4 San Jose . . .34 21 7 6 Vancouver . .37 20 11 6 Phoenix . . . .34 18 10 6 Calgary . . . . .35 13 16 6 Edmonton . . .36 11 22 3

Pts 55 50 45 45 39 35 35

Pts 53 50 48 46 42 32 25

GFGA 138102 119 81 96 78 86 88 99102 80 99 95106

GFGA 116 91 97 68 112 84 101 90 106105 88111 93123

Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO New Jersey 5, Ottawa 2 Thursday’s Games Toronto 2, Phoenix 1, SO Buffalo 4, Boston 2 Philadelphia 5, Columbus 4 Pittsburgh 5, Minnesota 2 Florida 4, Ottawa 2 Detroit 3, Calgary 2, OT Tampa Bay 4, Nashville 2 St. Louis 5, Montreal 1 Dallas 4, Vancouver 1 Edmonton at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Anaheim at New Jersey, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 6 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Calgary at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Phoenix at Ottawa, noon Colorado at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus, 5 p.m. Montreal at Nashville, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Boston, 5 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 5 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Anaheim at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Ronald Belisario on a one-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP John Axford on a one-year contract. Designated RHP Trey Haley for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Beltran on a three-year contract. Designated RHP Brett Marshall for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired OF Corey Brown from Washington for cash considerations. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum NBHFM — Announced Thomas Tull was elected to the board of directors. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Signed S Sean Cattouse to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed DT Jerrell Powe. Released WR Chad Hall. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed DT Almondo Sewell to a contact extension through 2015. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DT Bryant Turner to a three-year contract extension. Released K Sandro DeAngelis. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled G Jason LaBarbera from Rockford (AHL). Reassigned G Kent Simpson (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled F J.T. Miller from Hartford (AHL). Assigned F Arron Asham and D Dylan McIlrath to Hartford. PHOENIX COYOTES— Recalled D Rostislav Klesla from Portland (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS — Agreed to terms with F Scott Kosmachuk on a three-year entry level contract. SOCCER Major League Soccer SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — Signed F Kenny Cooper. W-League W-LEAGUE — Announced the addition of the Gulf Coast Texans, beginning with the 2014 season. COLLEGE ARKANSAS STATE — Named Blake Anderson football coach. CENTRAL ARKANSAS — Named Steve Campbell football coach.

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with the cash and an organizational plan, the bar for entering the Super Bowl lottery is low. A bid city must have 29,000 hotel rooms within an hour’s drive of the stadium (sorry, Green Bay) and be able to seat upwards of 68,000 fans on game day. It also has to provide two NFL-caliber practice facilities for the teams, buildings large enough to house a media center and the “NFL Experience” — essentially a weeklong fan convention — and range of sponsor and corporate hospitality gatherings. Even towns where the field gets chewed up during the season can confidently bid, since NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league has arranged to bring in an entirely new playing surface for the big game in the past. “At the end of the day, the considerations are the same as they


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oddsmakers favor to reach the Super Bowl. “I think they are a great team,” Broncos linebacker Von Miller insisted. Don’t laugh, Peyton Manning said. Eight of Houston’s losses were by a touchdown or less. “We don’t look at records, we look at the tape,” said Manning. “On of fense, we see a good defense. We see some outstanding players when you’re talking about guys like (Antonio) Smith and


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would be for a game in a warm climate or indoors,” McCarthy added. “What did the product on the field look like? Did the logistics work to the benefit of everybody? How was the fan experience? How did it come across on TV? How were the sponsors treated? “This is the pinnacle of our game. It’s the one stage that everybody is looking at.” For handicapping purposes, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder put down the first marker among his cold-weather counterparts during a break in those 2010 meetings. Just before he and fellow owners agreed to waive the so-called “50-degree rule” to pave the way for a successful New York-New Jersey bid — previously, hosting cities required an average temperature of 50 or above during the week of the game — Snyder emerged from a midmorning session and said, “I think Washington should get one, no matter what. It is the nation’s capital.”

(J.J.) Watt, guys that can dominate a football game.” With Matt Schaub starting for the first time since Oct. 13 in place of injured Case Keenum, Denver’s defenders see the same quarterback who threw four touchdown passes in Houston’s win over the Broncos last season. A lot has changed since then. Manning found his footing, going 23-5 since that 31-25 loss on Sept. 23, 2012. He’s four TD passes shy of breaking Tom Brady’s single-season record of 50 and is favored to win his fifth MVP award with the Broncos once again jockeying for prime

tice Thursday. “He’s worked so hard to get back, but he’ll be back. He’ll be back in six weeks. We’ve just got to weather the storm until he gets back.” The Lakers also announced Steve Nash will be out for at least four more weeks with nerve root irritation, leaving injuryriddled Los Angeles without its top three point guards and Bryant — who filled in at the point in recent games — for at least another week. On Thursday afternoon, a tweet was posted on Bryant’s official Twitter account that consisted solely of the hashtag: BrokenNotBeaten. “I think he’ll be back in six weeks, and he’ll be hunting for some bear,” D’Antoni said. The rest of the Lakers found out about Bryant’s injury after practice for Friday’s home game against Minnesota. The remnants of the Lakers, who have lost four of six since Bryant’s return, also will host


More than three years later, Snyder is part of a growing chorus of like-minded owners. But until they assess the final product in New York, all those pledges of support are only conditional. “Everybody says, ‘What if it snows?’ We’ll take the snow off the field,” Denver owner Pat Bowlen said, “and we’ll play the game. ... The championship game should be played around the league. Everybody should have an opportunity to have it.” “This is where it all started. Right here,” New England owner Robert Kraft said, referring to the region where football first took hold in the United States. “We would love one day to hold it here if it’s a good experience there.” “I will, yes,” Philadelphia owner Jeff Lurie said about entering a bid back in March. “I will, if it’s a success. New York will help us.” Meanwhile in Chicago, hewing to its reputation as a deal-making town, the mayor has been lobbying on behalf of the Bears behind closed doors. Rahm Emanuel

playoff position. Schaub has been benched, booed at home and enters Sunday’s game without four members of his supporting cast who helped him win at Denver last year. Kevin Walker was cut in the offseason, and Arian Foster, Owen Daniels and Ben Tate are all on IR. In his last cameo appearance at home, against Oakland a month ago, Schaub was booed so loudly that the Texans had to use a silent count on some snaps. The Broncos simply see a good team that’s had a run of bad luck. “We’re gearing up for a

Miami on Christmas Day. “It’s hard to get this type of news, especially when we’ve got already so many injuries, when we’ve been through so many injuries the year before,” Pau Gasol said. “It just keeps piling up. It’s not the best thing for us, for sure, but we’ve just got to continue to go forward. We understand it can happen.” D’Antoni immediately faced questions about whether the Lakers allowed Bryant to return too quickly from his torn Achilles tendon. Athletes with an Achilles injury must remain immobile for months, and they typically need several weeks to regain muscle in their legs and get back into game shape. Bryant pushed himself to return to the Lakers quickly, but his left leg appeared to be visibly smaller than his right leg after months of inactivity and atrophy. D’Antoni and the Lakers’ top brass often joke about their inability to control Bryant’s relentless determination to play, even at the risk of his own health. “It could happen at any time,” D’Antoni said of Bryant’s latest injury. “That’s part of it. There’s always going to be a risk until

Friday, December 20, 2013 made his case to Commissioner Roger Goodell last June in a conversation “about several things that would allow Chicago and the NFL to expand their already wonderful relationship,” according to a mayoral spokesman. Whether any of those cities, or more stealthy contenders like Tennessee, Carolina and Seattle, make it into the final mix remains to be seen. In the 47 Super Bowls spread across 15 different venues so far, no hosting team has ever made it to the big game. But two came close: the then-Los Angeles Rams lost the 1979 game played just down the road at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; five years later, the 49ers ventured just 30 miles from home to play at Stanford Stadium. Based strictly on the numbers, the cold-weather franchise most likely to break that curse would be the Patriots. Using the 32degree benchmark, New England is an NFL-best 23-6 (a winning percentage of 79 percent) in such games.

challenge, a good football team that’s maybe had a rough year, but still a very talented football team that’s very capable,” Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said. Watt’s sacks have gone down from 20 1/2 last season to 9 1/2 this year, but the Broncos contend this is another case where the numbers don’t tell the whole story. “I’m looking at 42 quarterback hits,” Broncos of fensive coordinator Adam Gase said. “The sack numbers are irrelevant because he makes teams get rid of the ball quicker. ... I don’t know how he gets there so

Durant leads Thunder past Bulls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Oklahoma C it y T h u n der b e a t t h e Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Russell Westbrook had 2 0 p o in t s an d r e s e r v e Reggie Jackson added 18 t o he l p t h e T hu n d er improve to 13-0 at Chesapeake Arena. Oklahoma City is the only NBA team wit h a p e r f e c t h om e record. J o a k i m N o ah ha d 2 3 points and 12 rebounds for the banged-up Bulls, wh o h ave l o s t f o ur st r a ig h t a n d s e v e n o f eight. Taj Gibson scored 1 6 p o in t s a n d D .J . Augustin added 15. Chicago played without Kirk Hinrich (back tightness) and Luol Deng (sore Achilles), and Jimmy Butler left during the game with a right ankle injury. The Thunder led by 15 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, before the Bulls pulled within se v en on Au g us t i n ’s 3 with 8:50 to go. Oklahoma C it y t h e n o ut s c or e d Chicago 16-4 over a late 5 1/2 - m i nu te s t r e t c h t o pull away. Oklahoma City’s early 14 - p o i n t lead was trimmed to three at the break, prompting a strong response from the Thunder in the third quarter. Oklahoma City used a

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Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams (12) keeps the ball away from Chicago’s Tony Snell during the fourth quarter of their game, Thursday.

13-4 run to go up 68-56 w i th 7 : 52 t o g o i n th e period. Westbrook’s layup increased the advantage to 13 about 1 1/2 minutes later, and then he had a layup and Durant made a jumper to make it 79-64 with 3:25 left in the third. Th e Bu l l s s c or e d s i x consecutive points to get within nine, but Jackson’s 3 in the final minute put Oklahoma City up 84-72 heading to the fourth. N i c k Co l l i so n o pe n ed

t he fi nal qu a rt er wi th three-point play, restoring the Thunder’s 15-point l ead . T h e B u ll s p u t together another spurt to c los e to 8 9- 82 o n Augustin’s 3, but that was as close as it would get. J er em y La mb’ s d u n k with 7:44 left made it 9382, pumping up the home crowd. Durant made a 3pointer and Westbrook’s two free throws with 3:06 to go extended the lead to 105-86. Jackson made six of the

Thunder’s seven baskets in a 6:13 stretch bridging t he fi rst t wo qu ar t er s. L am b’ s st eal an d f ast break dunk with 9:21 left in the second interrupted Jackson’s streak at four consecutive baskets. Jackson’s jumper about a minute later gave Oklahoma City a 41-27 lead. Chicago battled back, a nd M ik e D un leavy hit two 3s in the final minute to get the Bulls within 5552 at halftime.

Among teams with at least 10 games in those conditions, its closest pursuer is Philadelphia (10-4), followed by Cincinnati (115), Green Bay (28-13-1) and Chicago (14-7). Five teams — St. Louis, Arizona, San Francisco, New Orleans and Detroit — haven’t won even once in the cold over that same span. Not that any or all of them wouldn’t welcome the chance to try their luck in 2019. “If they have it in Alaska, if that’s where they want to play the Super Bowl, I want to get my team there. That’s how I look at it,” Buffalo coach Doug Marrone said. “... either I’m there playing it, or I’m at home feeling pretty ...” and here Marrone paused to glance at Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold. “Can I say the word I want to say?” he began. “Lousy?” suggested Berchtold. “Lousy,” Marrone repeated. “OK.”

quickly. I’ve never seen anything like it.” The Broncos are favored by double digits Sunday, but then again they were big favorites last Thursday night against San Diego and lost 27-20 to the Chargers at home. “That loss kind of woke us up,” Miller said. “It’s unfortunate that we had to have a loss to get that sen se of u rgen cy b u t I t h in k th e sen se o f urgency is getting back. We know what we can do. We’ve been preaching all year what type of team that we have and what we’ r e c ap ab le of. It ’ s about that time for us to start putting it out there

he gets used to playing, but the doctors are all over it. That’s just bad luck.” Los Angeles signed Bryant to a lavish two-year, $48.5 million contract extension last month, taking him into his 20th season with the Lakers. Most of Los Angeles’ roster will be free agents this summer. Bryant matched his season high with 21 points in the Lakers’ win at Memphis, but he went to the floor with 3:25 left in the third quarter. He stayed on the floor briefly before standing up, and Bryant bent over at the waist as he flexed his left leg back and forth. He walked to the bench with trainer Gary Vitti, but returned to the floor following the timeout. He hit a deep 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to help clinch the win and finished playing more than 32 minutes. Bryant said after the game that he twisted his knee, but it felt all right. “I just hyperextended it,” Bryant said when asked to describe what happened on the play. “I tend to hyperextend my knees every now and then.” Buried behind the implications of Bryant’s latest injury, the Lakers got yet more bad news about the 39-year -old


on the field.” The Broncos still own the tiebreaker over the Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) in the AFC West but they can i ll af f or d an ot h er slip - u p . T h er e was a decidedly different tone at p r act ice af ter t h eir truncated week leading up to kickoff on the final Thursday night game of the season. “I think we do better with a full week of practice,” Manning said. And after losses. A ft er t h eir last fou r d efeat s in th e r egu la r season, the Broncos have won by an average of 18 p oin t s th e f ollowi ng week.

Nash, who has been injured for most of his two seasons in Los Angeles. The two-time NBA MVP has played in just six games this season and hasn’t suited up since Nov. 10, repeatedly traveling home to Vancouver to undergo rehabilitation on his perpetually balky back and hamstrings. Nash made it clear another month off is just a rough guideline for his return. “I think I’m making strides for sure,” Nash said. “I think the biggest thing is durability. There’s such a fine line when I do get up to speed where I can do a lot of stuff. To be able to sustain it is the key right now. I know I can get back to an acceptable level of movement. It’s just a matter of how long I can sustain it.” Xavier Henry, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard who has been a pleasant surprise in his first year with Los Angeles, is the Lakers’ new starting point guard, D’Antoni said. While Nash, Bryant and Steve Blake are out with long-term injuries, Jordan Farmar will be re-evaluated Tuesday in his return from a torn hamstring, with the Lakers hoping he’ll be back before January.

Top-ranked Wildcats beat Southern 69-43 TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Gordon scored 21 points, Nick Johnson added 17 and Arizona opened its second week at No. 1 with a 69-43 rout over Southern on Thursday night. Arizona (12-0) had no trouble with the Jaguars early on, racing out to a 15-point halftime lead while playing without injured center Kaleb Tarczewski. The second half wasn’t quite as smooth and the Wildcats went 22 of 37 on free throws, but it was good enough to get them to 12-0 for the second straight season. Brandon Ashley had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Arizona. Southern (3-8) fought back after a miserable first half, but fell in too deep of a hole to make a game of it. Malcolm Miller and Calvin Godfrey had 11 points each for the Jaguars. Arizona moved to the top of The Associated Press poll last week for the first time since 2003 and immediately faced two difficult tests. The Wildcats passed both, racing past New Mexico State after stumbling early against the Aggies’ quirky defenses, then rallying from an 11-point deficit to beat Michigan on the road for what may be their biggest win of an already impressive season. Arizona’s task over its next two games — the Wildcats face Northern Arizona on Monday — was to avoid complacency and looking ahead to the holiday break and the Pac-12 season. Southern didn’t figure to pose much of a threat to the long, athletic Wildcats. The Jaguars nearly pulled off a monumental upset in the first round of last year’s NCAA tournament, leading No. 1 Gonzaga late before losing to the Zags. Southern is a much different team this year after losing four seniors and with Godfrey ailing because of an elbow injury. It went about as expected early. Even without Tarczewski, who sprained his ankle against Michigan on Saturday, Arizona dominated Southern from the start, building a 12-point by the midpoint of the first half.

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QB problems are Shanahan’s Redskins legacy

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — If these ar e indeed Mike Shanahan’s final days with the Washington Redskins, his legacy will be the inability to make things work at quarterback. From Donovan McNabb to Rex Grossman, from John Beck to Robert Griffin III, for one reason or a no th er S h a n a h a n h a s whiffed at the most important position on the field in his four years in D.C. Just when Griffin appeared to be the answer, a knee injury, a losing season and questions about chemistry have created a circus atmosphere around the Redskins (3-11). The irony is that the Shanahan is associated with one of the most successful coach-QB combos in recent NFL history. He and John Elway won backto-back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998 with the Denver Broncos, although Shanahan doesn’t pretend it was a rosy relationship. “Me and John Elway used to h a v e k no ck - do w n , d ra g - o ut

fights all the time,” Shanahan said recently. “And that’s part of being a competitor, and that’s another reason you have great relationships with your quarterbacks.” In Washington, where he has final say over the roster, Shanahan had his rebuilding project severely hampered by his choices at QB. An Easter 2010 trade sent two draft picks to Philadelphia for an aging McNabb, who was praised at his introductory news conference as a second coming of Elway. “ P e o pl e w e r e s ay in g Jo hn Elway should retire,” Shanahan said that day, “until he won the Super Bowl.” M c N ab b l a st e d 1 3 s t ar ts. T h er e we r e co m mu ni cat io n breakdowns. He wasn’t receptive to making changes in his g a me . A f t er h e w as b en ch e d with three weeks to go in the season, he said he felt “disrespected.” His agent made blist er i n g s t at e me n t s ab ou t th e coaching staff. He was shipped

Briggs’ conditioning could be challenged

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — For Lance Briggs, it was a helpless feeling. He couldn’t run or lift weights for a while let alone suit up for the Chicago Bears as he tried to work his way back from a shoulder injury. All he could do is let it heal. “That’s been kind of tough,” he said. This could be, too. The seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker could be making his return against the Eagles and their fast-paced offense when the Bears visit Philadelphia on Sunday. And he acknowledged his conditioning could be tested. “It’s going to be, ‘Strap it on and see what happens,”’ Briggs said. “I’ve been playing football for a long time and it just so happens that we’re going against a team that runs 80 plays a game offensively so that’ll be interesting.” He said he still needs to be cleared medically, but he appears to be on track to play after missing the past seven games because of a small fracture in his left shoulder. Briggs was injured in a loss at Washington on Oct. 20 and has been limited in practice since he returned last week. “I can tell you that he’s going to practice tomorrow again and it looks like we’re moving in the right direction,” coach Marc Trestman said. “I stand by being optimistic. You’ve always got to be cautiously optimistic because you don’t know what the next day is going to bring, but based on the first two days of practice, we’re really hopeful that he’ll be able to play on Sunday night.” Getting Briggs back would obviously be a huge boost for the Bears as they try to lock up the NFC North and get back to the playoffs after missing out five of the previous six years under former coach Lovie Smith. They lead the division at 8-6, with Green Bay (7-61) and Detroit (7-7) trying to stay in the race, and Chicago could lock it up this week with a win and some help. Otherwise, they will be fighting for a playoff spot when they close out the season with a home game against the Packers next week. Briggs’ return would ease some of the load on a defense that’s been shredded by injuries and ranks last against the run. They’re staring at the league’s leading rusher in LeSean McCoy, but they could also be getting their best defensive player back. That can’t hurt. “I think that if Lance has a chance to play, I think that lifts our football team,” Trestman said. “How much he’ll play? I don’t know. But the type of player he is, whatever that might be, I think that lifts our football team to some degree on Sunday night. That can only be a good thing for our football team if he is cleared to play and he has the opportunity to play whatever amount of snaps that he’s able to play.” For Briggs, the past two months haven’t been easy. The Bears initially thought he would miss about six weeks, but the recovery has taken longer, and there was talk at one point of going on injured reserve, ending his season. “I’m here now,” he said. “I just want to play football.” Briggs had never missed more than two games in a season, and he acknowledged he felt a bit helpless. He couldn’t run or work out for a while. All he could do is heal and try to stay positive. “I guess the one positive was when you go into the training room at that time, it was like being in the MASH unit,” Briggs said. “There’s so many other guys that were in there, we were just all sharing jokes and stuff. That helped lift spirits.” The Bears lost defensive tackle Henry Melton and cor nerback Charles T illman to season-ending injuries. Other key players have been banged up, forcing Chicago to juggle its lineup, and Briggs did what he could to help out while he was sidelined. “His demeanor was outstanding,” Trestman said. “He became a coach on the field, I think you saw some of that in our pre-practice work, you saw him out there. He was vocal in practice, encouraging to the young guys, did a great job communicating with them, and did the same in meetings.” NOTES: WR Brandon Marshall returned to practice on a limited basis after sitting out the previous day because of a hamstring problem. “Just precautionary,” Trestman said. “I’m sure he’ll get a little bit more tomorrow, he got a little bit more today than he did yesterday. Just trying to take care of him and his legs as we move into the weekend.”

to Minnesota after the 6-10 season. In 2011, Shanahan simply misjudged what he had in Rex Grossman and John Beck, but nevertheless doubled down by declaring at the start of training camp: “I’ve been doing this for a long time. And I put my reputation on these guys that they can play.” G r os sm an w en t 5 -8 a s a starter and threw 20 interceptions. Beck went 0-3 and managed to get sacked 10 times in one game. “ Ever y bo dy’ s lo oki ng f or a franchise quarterback,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said at the end of the 5-11 seaso n. “ Yo u w an t o n e o f t ho se guys that there’s no question about.” So along comes Griffin, Heisman Trophy winner, No. 2 overall draft pick and NFL offensive rookie of the year — a run of quick success that empowered him enough to publicly call out Shanahan for “mistakes” made

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around. “I just think that relationship grows in time and the more time you spend together, I think the better the relationship gets,” S h an a han s aid T h u r sd ay. “ You ’ r e g oin g t h r ou gh som e t ou gh t im es. You ’ r e g oin g through some great times. But all relationships develop, and a lot of times when it’s stressful, som et i mes it ’ s a l it t le bit tougher than when things are all going great.” Notes: Kyle Shanahan said Thursday it’s “totally untrue” that he wants to coach elsewher e next season and thus distance himself from his father. “I came here with a goal to win here, and I’ll keep trying to do that until they don’t want us her e,” he said. “That’s not a decision that’s up to me, but I’m going to coach here until I’m told that I can’t anymore.” ... FB Dar r el You n g ( h am st r in g) remains limited in practice.

in last season’s playoff loss to Seattle. He then publicly disagreed with the coach’s practice p lan a t t r a in in g c am p wh ile w or k in g h is way b ack fr om major knee surgery. Much like McNabb, Grif fin had trouble adjusting to some of the concepts the Shanahans w er e t eac hin g. A s t h er e was with McNabb, there is palpable tension between coach and QB. And just like McNabb, Griffin was benched for the final three games while medically cleared to play, this time justified by Mike Shanahan’s explanation that Griffin needs to be healthy for offseason workouts. Mike Shanahan has said he is Griffin’s coach and “not necessarily his best friend.” Finding the right balance can be tricky. When there were issues with McNabb, Grossman or Beck, the starting quarterback changed an d t he c oach st ayed . T h is t im e, e v en t h ou gh G r if fin is temporarily sitting out, the final result could be the other way

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Tooth Fairy is walk in park over Elf on the Shelf Roswell Daily Record

NEW YORK (AP) — Carly Kerby, a mom of four girls, doesn’t have the greatest track record as the Tooth Fairy, but it was another family tradition that nearly did her in: The Elf on the Shelf. In case you’ve been hitting the egg nog a little too hard all these years, the elf is a big seller. It involves a picture book and a stuffed, felt elf that serves as a scout for Santa and has to be moved stealthily every night, traditionally around Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. The elf’s mission? To report back to the boss in red on who’s been naughty or nice. After eight years on the market, more than 6 million of the kits, book and elf, have been sold, and it has climbed high on best-seller lists, with two sexes and different skin tones now available. Kerby, in Salt Lake City, thought it sounded like fun when she took it on last Christmas. “My first epic mistake was not knowing that a female elf existed,” she said. “My daughters were devastated

that their elf was a boy and not a girl. Heaven forbid we have anything boy-related in our house. It went downhill from there.” She forgot to move it for days and days. And her youngest, at 18 months, loves to grab it King Kongstyle, a no-no by elf rules. “Everyone here freaks out because they read the book and it says if you touch it the magic is gone,” Kerby said. “It really creates a lot of drama, but with four daughters, everything is drama!” While, clearly, millions of people enjoy their elves on shelves, a backlash has bubbled up. There are anti-elf rants on Facebook and raunchy, bawdy and bloody visuals on Tumblr and Instagram. One photo circulating shows a green Grinch hat tied to the head of a large dog with one of those damning cardboard signs around his neck that reads: “I ate your Elf on the Shelf.” Kim Boerman in Charleston, S.C., has pulled hard elf duty with her 12year-old daughter. There was the time it barely escaped their German shepherd,

"The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition," with the Elf for the shelf.

Myka, and another time it fell from the chandelier during dinner as it hung upside down. She procured a doctor’s prescription that states: “To Elf, address North Pole. Doctors orders: Take it easy, don’t move around a lot ...

rest!” Boerman and her husband even threw in a head bandage for the little guy before planting him under their Christmas tree with a toy ambulance for the duration. Kerby said she had tons on her holiday to-do list

ments. The two agencies jointly administer the program. This is the third time these early learning grants have been issued. Fourteen other states were previous winners. The winning states must show a willingness to carry out comprehensive improvements to programs focused on children from birth to age 5. Details were expected to be released later Thursday about what the winning states proposed to do with the money.

You look at them, and somehow it’s not how they’re supposed to look: Lucy and Ricky, Fred and Ethel, moving around familiar sets doing their familiar “I Love Lucy” thing. And yet they seem more substantial, more real. Because this time, they are rendered in color. Fred looks stylish in light-brown tweed. Ethel is resplendent in a purple Christmas dress. The furniture and carpeting in the Ricardos’ apartment is not gray and grayer but blue and subtly mauve. And Lucy — well, Lucy is her usual ball of chaos, with one key difference: Her red hair, implied over and over during the show’s 1951-57 run, is inevitably, assertively, undeniably, out-of-abottle red. With the “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” (8 p.m. ET Friday), CBS ventures into the world of colorizing two vintage episodes of an Eisenhower-era TV show that, perhaps more than any other from that period, sent a message down through the years of what life in the 1950s (or, at least, the sitcom version) might have looked like. The episodes, CBS says, “were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed.” Which, of course, raises the questions that tend to come about when technology allows us to inject color into the once black-andwhite mists of our cultural history: Does it make things better? And should we? Colorization of one sort or another has been around since the earliest photography and the earliest movies, but never has it been so sophisticated. Today, through digital algo-


NEW YORK(AP) - Cattle/hogs futures on the Chicago Merchantile Exchange Friday: Open high



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Nikos Kolovos works on an olive grove in Kalo Pedi village, about 210 miles west of Athens, Greece on Friday.

Greece is the world’s third largest producer of olive oil and its leading consumer per capita, with a

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millennia-old tradition that still serves as a strong link between city dwellers and their rural ancestry.


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NEW YORK (AP) _ Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu. Aluminum -$0.7935 per lb., London Metal Exch. Copper -$3.2793 Cathode full plate, LME. Copper -$3.3405 N.Y. Merc spot Thu. Lead - $2131.50 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $0.9048 per lb., London Metal Exch. Gold - $1196.00 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $1195.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu. Silver - $19.220 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $19.143 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu. Platinum -$1322.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). Platinum -$1318.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu. n.q.-not quoted n.a.-not available r-revised




offers games, a movie, elf couture, an elf registry online and elf adoptions in select locations around the country. Meaghan B. Murphy isn’t ho-ho-hoing. As deputy editor of SELF magazine, the busy and tired mom of three kids — ages 3, 20 months and 4 months — is on elf duty with her husband. “The elf is the bane of my December,” she said. “Her name is Arielle. She wears a Target-exclusive sparkly tutu that cost like 15 bucks. She has two. I can barely remember to brush my teeth, let alone hide her nightly or do an outfit change.” The fact that she forgot to move the elf usually hits around 3 a.m., while she’s feeding her newborn. “At which point I run downstairs only to discover that I can’t reach her because my husband who is 6-foot-3 hid her the night before on the ledge of crown molding 12 feet high,” Murphy said. “I then peg her with things in the dark until I finally knock her down, at which point I hide her someplace glaringly lame.”

‘Lucy’ is back, in color

Greek olive oil industry faces crisis

KALO PEDI, Greece (AP) — It was used to groom ancient Olympic athletes and remains a widely used modern staple in Greece’s diet. But olive oil could be the latest victim of the country’s grueling financial crisis. The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development is advising Greece to allow the sale of olive oil blended with cheaper vegetable oils to make it more affordable — part of a series of recommendations to boost competition and pull the country out of recession in 2014.

before adding the elf, but mishaps aside, “it’s quite fun for our little girl and a nice tradition.” The Elf on the Shelf — you get to name it — was born in 2005 as a self-published labor of love from Carol Aebersold and daughters Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts, co-founders of Creatively Classic Activities and Books. The company is dedicated to promoting and distributing the storybook and elf, recently launching its first sequel, a birthday elf and book. A dollar for every birthday kit sold goes to a charity working to provide clean drinking water in more than 20 countries. “Every year we continue to be amazed and blessed with the fan response,” Aebersold said in a statement, put out after their creation recently claimed the No. 1 spot on USA Today’s best-seller list for the first time. Other companies have gotten in on the game, including the makers of “Maccabee on the Mantel,” which includes a snuggly plush soldier for Hanukkah. And Aebersold’s company now

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6 states get $280M in early learning grants WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has announced that six states have won a combined $280 million in grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont were the winning states in the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. The winners were announced by the Education and Health and Human Services depart-

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Lucille Ball, center, dressed as Santa Claus in a colorized "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" airing on Friday, Dec. 20, on CBS.

rithms, chunks of yesterday’s monochromatic pop culture are presented in entirely new ways to both fanfare and scorn. Inevitably, that does two things to the imagery: It looks more vibrant, and it takes a step away from the original. “In colorizing the ‘I Love Lucys,’ there’s an effort to kind of recreate this bright, brilliant, tail-finned polychrome world of the 1950s which existed in part but is kind of romanticized in memory,” says Regina Lee Blaszczyk, author of “The Color Revolution,” a look at how color was marketed to Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries.





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DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my wife for a year and a half, and we have an infant child. I work while my wife stays home. My problem is she doesn’t like me playing sports and hanging out with friends. I have tried to make concessions and cut down playing sports to once a week. (I used to play two or three times a week, but that’s not good enough for my wife.) On game night, when I get home she gives me the silent treatment. She used to come to my games but won’t now, even though she has girlfriends who attend them.

As for hanging out with my friends, I barely see them anymore — and when I do, they come here. If they stay any longer than 30 minutes, it causes a problem and my wife again won’t talk to me for the rest of the night. I have tried to compromise, but she feels as though any time I spend away from her and the baby is a no-no. Am I wrong to want to play sports and see my guy friends? I have tried talking to her about this, but she thinks any compromise is basically me doing what I want and her having to deal with it. ONTARIO, CANADA, READER DEAR READER: You should not become a couch potato or become isolated from your friends because you are married and a parent. And neither should your wife. She may resent the time you spend with your friends because she’s stuck at home taking care of the baby. You are her only adult company,

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and in a way she may be jealous that you’re enjoying freedom that she can’t. Your wife should not be doing all the parenting. One day or evening a week YOU should take care of the baby while SHE takes a break with her friends or family. It could do wonders for your relationship. If you can agree on this, it could save your marriage. If you can’t, then the two of you should get counseling. Marriage isn’t supposed to put people in isolation — and that’s what it appears your wife is trying to accomplish with you. ##### DEAR ABBY: For the past 10 years, the holiday season has brought with it arguments between my wife and me. We both get along with our in-laws and do many things with both sides of our families. But for some reason, my wife makes arrangements for the holidays without discussing them with me

first. This year, she told her mom we would host Thanksgiving and that I would have to tell my family we wouldn’t be coming to them. My wife’s sisters are not close to their in-laws. Am I wrong to think she should have discussed the matter with me before deciding unilaterally what we’re doing for the holidays? Our kids need to see ALL their grandparents on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh — our parents live only seven minutes from each other. HOLIDAY BLUES IN WISCONSIN

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DEAR HOLIDAY BLUES: What your wife did was inconsiderate. You are a couple, and she should have discussed her plan with you before issuing any invitations to see if you were in agreement. If your home is too small to accommodate both sets of in-laws at the same time, a compromise would be to alternate holidays with each set so no family feels excluded.

Beetle Bailey





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Dear Heloise: Information about RETIRING FLAGS via cremation by funeral homes recently was published in one of your columns. I am writing to tell you about Stars for Our Troops. Flags are sent to Stars for Our Troops from all over the country. The canton (blue) area is removed and washed, and then the stars are cut out and placed in a small pouch with a note to let our military know that they are not forgotten. These stars are placed in care packages going to our military who are currently serving. Stars also are given with thank-you cards to our veterans in veterans hospitals, nursing homes, etc. There are Star Parties going on throughout this great country. It is a great project for any age. Families find it a great “family time,” and they learn about our country, flag and military. Susan Wells, organizer, Stars for Our Troops

Dear Readers: I called Susan to find out more about this wonder ful organization. What a heartwarming effort she and volunteers all across the country do, repurposing a flag that otherwise would have no further use. To learn more and find out how you can help, visit www.starsfor To donate a flag, send it to: Susan/Stars for Our Troops, Gettysburg Flag Works, 715 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Heloise


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P.S.: I told her she probably will be swamped! #####

Dear Heloise: When I travel, I look for Christmas ornaments to put on my tree. They were impossible to find in some places. While at Niagara Falls, I noticed a key chain decorated with a boatload of passengers dressed in rain gear — so cute! I bought a small, artificial Christmas tree. The key chains slip easily on the branches. My little tree is now covered with key chains from Italy, London, India, etc., and it gets more attention than my large, 7-1/2foot tree! Phyllis W. in California Dear Heloise: Thanks for printing the advice from blind dog owners. Our dog is a large 13-year -old in good health for her age, but she was rapidly becoming deaf. We learned to still talk but also use hand signals at the same time. Facial expressions and eye contact are important to dogs, especially those who really know and trust us. She caught on to the hand signals right away. A Reader, Bellaire, Texas Good for you and her! Yes, dogs can “read” facial and body expressions! Heloise

Dear Heloise: I try to find ways to cut down on dirt but not my time. After my third child, I started keeping pacifiers in small, plastic condiment cups. It keeps them free from lint and snack dust in the bottom of my purse and the diaper bag, along with making them easy to find in a pinch. Leslie in Indiana

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-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 2013 FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF CHAVES STATE OF NEW MEXICO






-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 2013 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CHAVES FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

No. D-504-CV-2013-00199


NOTICE is hereby given that on December 26rd, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., the undersigned Special Master will sell to the highest bidder at the east steps of the Chaves County Courthouse Building located at 400 N. Virginia, Roswell, NM, all Defendant's interest in the real property located at 609 S. Union, in Chaves County, Roswell, New Mexico, and more particularly described as: LOT 8 IN THE BLOCK 23 OF THE PAULY ADDITION, IN THE CITY OF ROSWELL, COUNTY CHAVES AND STATE OF NEW MEXICO, AS SHOWN ON THE OFFICIAL PLAT FILED IN THE CHAVES COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE ON AUGUST 16, 1895 AND RECORDED IN BOOK A OF PLAT RECORDS, AT PAGE 28 .

The sale proceeds will be applied against an (In Rem) Default Judgment and Order of Foreclosure against Defendants, Lester R. Glass and Donna L. Glass, entered on November 11, 2013, in the amount of $24,431.29, with interest accruing at the rate of 9.0% per year ($5.51 per diem) from September 3, 2013; and

The Default Judgment and Order of Foreclosure may be obtained from either the court clerk or the undersigned Special Master prior to the sale date. Bank of the Southwest, has the right to bid at the sale and to apply its judgment to the purchase price as a credit in lieu of cash. For all other bidders, the sale terms are cash or its equivalent by the close of business on the day of sale. The sale may be postponed and rescheduled at the Special Master's discretion. This property is being sold subject to a one month right of redemption and any property taxes due from 2012 to the present, Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own examination of title and the condition of the property and consult their own attorney before bidding. _________________________________ Stephen S. Shanor, Special Master 400 Penn Plaza Suite 700 P.O. Box 10 Roswell, NM 88202-0010 (575) 622-6510 (575) 623-9332 Fax

Regular Meeting...

Publish December 20, 2013


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June 17, 2014 May 27, 2014

July 15, 2014 June 24, 2014

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If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in a meeting, please contact the Management Analyst of the state Board of Finance at (505) 827-4980 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Management Analyst of the state Board of Finance at (505) 827-4980 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.


Friday, December 20, 2013


MOVING SALE today only, furniture, clothes, misc. 1512 S. Kentucky Fri 9am



NOTICE is hereby given that on January 8, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., the undersigned Special Master or his agent will sell to the highest bidder near the entrance of the Chaves County Courthouse all Defendant's interest in the real property located at 410 North Michigan Avenue, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 in Chaves County, and more particularly described as: LOT 3 AND THE NORTH 1.4 FEET OF LOT 4 IN BLOCK 1 OF WILDY'S ADDITION, IN THE CITY OF ROSWELL, COUNTY OF CHAVES AND STATE OF NEW MEXICO, AS SHOWN ON THE OFFICIAL PLAT FILED IN THE CHAVES COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE ON MARCH 20, 1894 AND RECORDED IN BOOK A OF PLAT RECORDS, AT PAGE 20.

The sale will satisfy all or a portion of a Judgment entered on October 23, 2013, in the amount of $122,847.13, with interest accruing at 5.875% per year from September 16, 2013, forward.

The Judgment may be obtained from either the court clerk or the undersigned Special Master prior to the sale date. Bank of America, N.A., its assignee, its investor, or its successor-in-interest has the right to bid at the sale and to apply its judgment or a portion thereof to the purchase price in lieu of cash. For all other bidders, the sale terms are cash or its equivalent by the close of business on the day of sale. The sale may be postponed and rescheduled at the Special Master's discretion.


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FOUND AN old crippled collie dog in Hobbs and Union. 624-2328


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No. D-1314-CV-2012-00039

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, vs.




NOTICE is hereby given that on January 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., the undersigned Special Master or his agent will sell to the highest bidder at the entrance of the Valencia County Courthouse, located at 1835 Hwy 314 SW, Los Lunas, NM 87031, all Defendants' interest in the real property located at 40 Obrero Circle, Belen, NM, and more particularly described as: LOT 12A, AS SUCH LOT IS SHOWN AND SO DESIGNATED ON THE SUMMARY REPLAT OF LOTS 12A & 12B, BLOCK 13, UNIT 14, TIERRA GRANDE, A SUBDIVISION IN VALENCIA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, FILED OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, VALENCIA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ON THE 29TH DAY OF APRIL, 2003 IN CABINET “L,” NUMBER 66,


The sale will satisfy all or a portion of a Judgment entered on October 24, 2013, in the amount of $104,925.77, with interest accruing at 6.375% per year from August 8, 2013, forward.

The Judgment may be obtained from either the court clerk or the undersigned Special Master prior to the sale date. Bank of America, N.A., its successor, investor, or assignee has the right to bid at the sale and to apply its judgment or a portion thereof to the purchase price in lieu of cash. For all other bidders, the sale terms are cash or its equivalent by the close of business on the day of sale. The sale may be postponed and rescheduled at the Special Master's discretion. PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS AT SALE ARE ADVISED TO MAKE THEIR OWN EXAMINATION OF THE TITLE AND THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY AND TO CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEY BEFORE BIDDING. /s/ Edward S. Little Edward S. Little, Special Master 1509 37th Street SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505/328-6269

045. Employment Opportunities


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ADMIRAL BEVERAGE is currently hiring Class A CDL drivers. Position must be filled immediately. Local delivery, excellent pay, hourly and overtime, 4 day work week, affordable health insurance. Great opportunity for someone looking for long term employment.

045. Employment Opportunities

FRONT DESK ATTENDANT Come Grow With Us! As we expand we are looking for front desk applicants who can work flexible schedules and have reliable transportation. Apply in-person @ 2803 W 2nd WE ARE COMFORT KEEPERS


Quality of life is important to everyone. Helping seniors maintain their independence is what being a Comfort Keeper is all about. We provide many services such as, meal preparation, light housekeeping, running errands, medication reminders and personal care. Our Comfort Keepers come first, that is second to none in the area. We are looking for days, nights and weekend hours with competitive pay. If you want to learn more about becoming a Comfort Keeper, stop by our office today to learn more. EOE 1410 S. Main St

Notice of Sale... Publish December 13, 20, 27, 2013 January 3, 2014


No. D-504-CV-2013-00056





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Special Master will on January 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM, the West steps entrance of the Chaves County Courthouse, 400 N. Virginia, sell and convey to the highest bidder for cash all the right, title, and interest of the above-named defendants in and to the following described real estate located in said County and State: LOTS 13 AND 14 OF COLE'S SUBDIVISION, IN THE CITY OF ROCKWALL, COUNTY OF CHAVES AND STATE OF NEW MEXICO, AS SHOWN ON THE OFFICAL PLAT FILED IN THE CHAVES COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE ON FEBUARY 11, 1942 AND RECORDED IN BOOK B

The address of the real property is 2325 North Cole, Roswell, NM 88201. Plaintiff does not represent or warrant that the stated street address is the street address of the described property; if the street address does not match the legal description, then the property being sold herein is the property more particularly described above, not the property located at the street address; any prospective purchaser at the sale is given notice that it should verify the location and address of the property being sold. Said sale will be made pursuant to the judgment entered on August 19, 2013 in the above entitled and numbered cause, which was a suit to foreclose a mortgage held by the above Plaintiff and wherein Plaintiff was adjudged to have a lien against the above-described real estate in the sum of $50,286.15 plus interest from May 16, 2013 to the date of sale at the rate of 6.000% per annum, the costs of sale, including the Special Master's fee, publication costs, and Plaintiff's costs expended for taxes, insurance, and keeping the property in good repair. Plaintiff has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. At the date and time stated above, the Special Master may postpone the sale to such later date and time as the Special Master may specify.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sale may be subject to a bankruptcy filing, a pay off, a reinstatement or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder's funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

Jeffrey Lake Special Master Southwest Support Group 5011 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-767-9444 NM12-03765_FC01


045. Employment Opportunities

HOUSEKEEPING ALL POSITIONS Come Grow With Us! As we expand we are looking for applicants who can work flexible schedules and have reliable transportation. Apply in-person @ 2803 W 2nd THE ROSWELL Daily Record is now accepting applications for the Full Time position of: OUTSIDE SALES The ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, superior organizational skills a self-starter and strong work ethic. Bilingual preferred. Experience or background in advertising also helpful. Must be computer literate. This is a full time position. Interested Applicants please send resume & references to: ROSWELL DAILY RECORD Attn: Vonnie Fischer, 2301 N. Main, Roswell, NM 88201 or e-mail to: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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Delivery Drivers & Custom Applicators Competitive Wages, full benefits package, 401K with company match and paid time off. Pre-employment drug test required. Drivers must have current CDL w/Hazmat Endorsement & DOT Physical. Serious Inquires apply at: 103 East Mill Road, Artesia, NM 88210 Call 575-748-3510 for directions to our warehouse.


Notice of Sale...

Publish December 13, 20, 27, 2013 January 3, 2014 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CHAVES FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

No. D-504-CV-2013-00101





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Special Master will on January 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM, the West steps entrance of the Chaves County Courthouse, 400 N. Virginia, sell and convey to the highest bidder for cash all the right, title, and interest of the above-named defendants in and to the following described real estate located in said County and State: The East 70 feet of the E1/2 of Lot Twenty (20) of LEA'S SUBDIVISION, in the City of Roswell, County of Chaves and State of New Mexico, as shown on the Official Plat filed in the Chaves County Clerk's Office on May 3, 1901 and recorded in Book A of Plat Records, Chaves County, New Mexico, at Page 34.

The address of the real property is 525 E. 4th St., Roswell, NM 88201. Plaintiff does not represent or warrant that the stated street address is the street address of the described property; if the street address does not match the legal description, then the property being sold herein is the property more particularly described above, not the property located at the street address; any prospective purchaser at the sale is given notice that it should verify the location and address of the property being sold. Said sale will be made pursuant to the judgment entered on October 9, 2013 in the above entitled and numbered cause, which was a suit to foreclose a mortgage held by the above Plaintiff and wherein Plaintiff was adjudged to have a lien against the above-described real estate in the sum of $86,432.92 plus interest from September 18, 2013 to the date of sale at the rate of 7.125% per annum, the costs of sale, including the Special Master's fee, publication costs, and Plaintiff's costs expended for taxes, insurance, and keeping the property in good repair. Plaintiff has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash.

At the date and time stated above, the Special Master may postpone the sale to such later date and time as the Special Master may specify.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sale may be subject to a bankruptcy filing, a pay off, a reinstatement or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder's funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption. Jeffrey Lake Special Master Southwest Support Group 5011 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-767-9444 NM12-03334_FC01

B8 Friday, December 20, 2013 045. Employment Opportunities

SEASONAL HELP needed for busy tax office. Call 575-763-1000 or 575-693-9827. SELF-STORAGE FACILITY seeking Fulltime Employee. Must be responsible for renting units and computer Literate and people friendly. Hours will vary Monday thru Friday. Saturdays are mandatory from 9-5:30 p.m. Bilingual Spanish preferred. If interested please send resume to: PO Box 1897 Unit 364, Roswell, NM 88202 CONSTRUCTION NAVY RESERVE. Serve part-time. Elite training. Great pay & benefits. Sign-on bonus up to $20K. Retirement. Call Mon-Fri (800)354-9627

045. Employment Opportunities

Early Childhood Program Director

Position involves administration of Early Childhood developmental supports for children birth to 3 years of age in Chaves County Preference given to candidates with management experience in early childhood intervention, special education and/or related fields

Master's degree or equivalent experience is required Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume to: Lydia Mirabal, Human Resources Director by fax: 575-523-1108 or email:

Avon, Buy/Sell. Become Ind. Sales Rep $10 to start Sandy 317-5079 ISR

NEED CASH? Be your own boss & build your business at Blairs Monterey indoor market at 1400 W. 2nd. Booths start at $75 mo Call 623-0136

GUARDSMARK The nation’s leader in security is hiring security officers. No experience required, but customer service skills a must. Must be HS Grad/GED & 21 yrs. EOE Benefits: Free Life Ins. Uniforms/Tuition Assistance. Starting Pay $9.00hr. Apply by calling 505-830-2700 Tues-Fri. 9am-6pm.

IMMEDIATE OPENING medical assistant and typing skills and medical terminalogy a must. Please send resume to 313 W Country Club Ste. #10 575-622-0816 DEXTER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS Notice of Vacancy

American Federal Contractors at FLETC Artesia, NM is seeking qualified personnel to act as Role Players in semi choreographed scenarios for Part Time positions.

High School Language Arts High School Science

Applicants Must Meet New Mexico Licensure Requirements Positions will be open until filled. Visit For questions - Beth Benedict 734-5420 # 319 EEOE


045. Employment Opportunities

NOXIOUS WEED MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR: Must be able to use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, GPS and computer mapping programs. Duties will include Grant writing, budgets and management. Agriculture and or horticulture background beneficial. College desirable but not required. Must have a valid Drivers License. Pesticide Public applicators license will be required within 90 days of employment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mail or deliver resume to: Chaves Soil & Water Conservation District, 1011 S. Atkinson Roswell, NM 88203. 575-622-8746 Ext. 100 Closing date: January 6th.

• Must be able to work day time hours • Must pass a background check • Must have a valid Driver's License • Must have good physical conditioning and stamina • English/Bilingual positions only at this time Apply at the Department of Workforce Solutions

CNAS A leader in the healthcare industry, Genesis HealthCare is now hiring at our Mission Arch Center in Roswell, NM. Mission Arch Center in under new management and we are hiring for CNAs on all shifts! Must have current CNA certification in state of NM with a commitment to serve in a long term care environment. APPLY TODAY: Contact Derek Wheeler, Ph: 575-623-8949 email: Derek.wheeler@ EEO/AA

3 LINES OR LESS . . . ONLY $ 68 9 NO REFUNDS • Published 6 Consecutive Days

• Ads posted online at no extra cost


045. Employment Opportunities

The Law Office of Hennighausen & Olsen, L.L.P., has an immediate opening for a full-time legal secretary/legal assistant. Candidate must have at least one year experience and be proficient in Word and WordPerfect. Send resumes with cover letter to: Hennighausen & Olsen, L.L.P., Attn: Manager, P. O. Box 1415, Roswell, NM 88202-1415. No telephone calls will be accepted. LOOKING FOR former Kirby reps. Looking to open branch offices in Espanol Odessa, Midland and surrounding areas. Training provided with rapid advancement potential. Call now 575-420-7533 ask for Joel. SKILLED OR UNSKILLED Due to expansion local company needs hard workers no experience necessary. $1600 per month to start per agreement. START NOW 575-578-4817

045. Employment Opportunities

Employee Health Nurse-RN, PT Position in Human Resources ENMMC. Apply online at EOE ELITE MEDICAL is seeking a FT qualified applicant for MA or CNA. Multi tasking and patient service skills essential. Please contact Letty at 575-623-1303 opt. 7 KYMERA NEW MEDICAL OFFICE POSITIONS: As a growing Independent Physicians Office, Kymera is now seeking Qualified Applicants for:

Billing/Coding Specialist: FT – Exp with Ins Billing and Coding, patient/ins collections and computer skills required. Knowledge of EMR systems. Quals: Min 2 yrs med billing; knowledge of CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS. Possess superb communication and people skills. Part Time Radiological Position Candidate should be organized, detail oriented and dependable. Candidate to work in a busy growing clinic. Radiological Technologist Certification required.

Management & nurse positions available at agency serving adults with disabilities. Apply between 9am-4pm at 602 E. College. Direct inquiries at 575-649-9384.

Fax Resume w/ Cover letter to: 575-627-9520

BELL GAS #60, 1815 SE Main, PT time, must be 18, pass drug test and police background check. Must be able to work different shifts. LOCAL TRANSPORTATION Company looking for professional, hard working individuals who must be flexible for driving positions. Must have a clean driving record, as well as a clean background history. No CDL required. Positions must be filled in Roswell and Hobbs. Apply in person at 222 W. Second St. Suite B, Roswell, NM or please call Rebecca at 575-623-3432, or 575-317-4239. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER. The Town of Hagerman is accepting applications in order to establish a six-month employment pool for the full-time position of Patrolman. Both certified and non-certified candidates will be considered. This position requires shift work; to include day and night shift with rotating days off. Salary and benefits are dependent upon education and experience. Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years old at time of interview, HS diploma or equivalent, valid NM driver’s license, good driving record, and the ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties. Job description and Application available at Town Hall, 209 E. Argyle, or by calling 575-752-3204. References of promising candidates will be contacted. The Town of Hagerman is an EOE and a Drug/Alcohol- free environment. All applicants must sign a Drug/Alcohol Test Content Form upon offer of employment; refusal to do so discontinues the employment process. In addition, a pre-employment physical exam will be required.

WILL DO babysitting at my home for reasonable rates, any shift, 317-6350

140. Cleaning

JD CLEANING Service, Licensed and bonded. References. 623-4252 SUNSHINE WINDOW Services. Free estimates. 575-626-5153 or 626-5458

195. Elderly Care

210. Firewood/Coal SEASONED MOUNTAIN wood. (1) 4’Tx8’Lx1.6’W stack, split & delivered $120. 575-626-9803 FIREWOOD, oak, pinon, cedar, fur, elm, well season, full or half cord, you pick up or delivered. Call Buz 575-420-9751 or Graves Farm 575-622-1889.


Contract Rates Available _________________________________________


11:00 AM Two Days Prior To Publication. _________________________________________ CONFIDENTIAL REPLY BOXES Replies Mailed $6.00 - Picked Up $3.50

Add 12 word count to word ad for approved addressing directions.

225. General Construction

Alpha Construction New Construction, remodels, additions, concrete & painting. Lic. & Bonded Call Adam 626-2050

229. Gutters

We power wash gutters and clean carpets (575) 973-1019

230. General Repair

MINOR REPAIRS can make major changes in your home, Call Home Solutions 575-420-9183.

232. Chimney Sweep

CHIMNEY SWEEP Have your woodstove, fireplace, or pellet stove inspected and cleaned. Dust free Guarantee. 39 yrs Exp., Licensed, Insured. Bulldog Janitorial Services 575-308-9988

235. Hauling

270. Landscape/ Lawnwork

Fall Clean-up rake leaves, tree trimming, weed eating, haul trash, property clean-up & much more. Call Joseph, 317-2242. KEEP IT clean service, grass, mowing, trimming, pick up leaves, haul off trash, cut down trees 910-2033 LIGHTHOUSE LAWN-SERVICE Residential & Commercial. Basic lawn care, property clean-up, mowing, tree trimming, pine removal, raking, snow removal, handyman maintenance. No job too big or small, we do it all! Free estimates, call Danny Guevara at 575-921-5671



285. Miscellaneous Services

WRAP UP your Holiday Shopping with 100% guaranteed, delivered–tothe-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 67% PLUS 4 FREE Burgers - Many Gourmet Favorites ONLY $49.99. ORDER Today 1-800-773-3095 Use Code 49377DLY or

Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-661-3783, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.

310. Painting/ Decorating EXTERIOR/INTERIOR, INSURED. Call Hector 575-910-8397.

TIME TO PAINT? Quality int./ext. painting. Call 637-9108.

345. Remodeling

BERRONES CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling, painting, ceramic tile, sheds, additions, fencing. Licensed, Bonded. Ray: 626-4153.

We remodel and make repairs inside and out (575) 973-1019

285. Miscellaneous Services

To Place or Cancel an Ad

NOON - Two Days Prior To Publication. OPEN RATE $10.18 PCI NATIONAL RATE $11.26 PCI. _________________________________________

WE BUILD and repair furniture. 840-7849 or 626-8466

Rodriguez Construction FOR WOOD, metal, block, stucco fencing, Since 1974. Lic. 22689. 420-0100



220. Furniture Repair

RWC. BACKHOE, skid steer, dump truck, bom lift, services. Insured. Call Hector 575-910-8397.

Card # __________________ 3 Digit # (ON BACK OF CARD)________ NAME ____________________________________________ ADDRESS _________________________________________ PHONE ___________________________________________

Personal Advertising totaling less than $20 will not be billed on an open account, unless the advertiser already has a history of good credit with us. Visa, Master Card & Discover are accepted as prepayment. There will be no refunds or credit on prepaid cancellations. All individuals who are not in our retail trade zone must prepay their advertising. All new commercial accounts must have a standard application for credit on file. If we do not have an approved credit application on file, the advertising must be charged on a credit card until credit is approved. CORRECTING AN ERROR — You are responsible for checking your ad the first day it appears in the paper. In the event of an error, call the Classified Department immediately for correction. THE ROSWELL DAILY RECORD WILL ONLY ALLOW ONE ADDITIONAL DAY FOR INCORRECT INSERTIONS.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL Cedar, Pinon, Juniper, Pine mix 16 to 18 inch cut $250 a cord $130 a half. Pine $180 a cord $90 a half spit delivered and stacked 625-0105 or 910-7983

M.G. HORIZONS free estimates for installation. Chainlink, wood, metal & block. 575-623-1991

200. Fencing

EXPIRES ________

COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NOON SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FRIDAY, 2:00 PM MONDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FRIDAY, 2:00 PM TUESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MONDAY, 2:00 PM WEDNESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TUESDAY, 2:00 PM THURSDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM FRIDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THURSDAY, 2:00 PM POLICY FOR CLASSIFIED ADTAKING

CORDOVA CHIMNEY Sweep. 575-623-5255 or 575-910-7552

PROPERTY CLEANUPS Tear down old bldgs, barns, haul trash, old farm equip. 347-0142/317-7738

SEND TO: Roswell Daily Record, Classified Department, P.O. Box 1897, Roswell, N.M. 88202 WE ACCEPT: 

CEDAR, PINON firewood seasoned/split. Any amount. Call 420-4532.

WILL DO home health care and/or housekeeping. Have references. 317-6350


YOU GET what you pay for, so don’t be fooled. For the best firewood, call Jim’s Firewood Supply at 208-2870.

Light sewing & alteration. By appointment only 623-0525.

100. Babysitting

Dennis the Menace

FIREWOOD, $125 per cord, cut & split, in Roswell. Call 624-1611. Best wood in town!!

080. Alterations


210. Firewood/Coal


(includes tax)


Roswell Daily Record

NO JOB too small, repair, remodeling, etc. Reasonable rates, quality work. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const., Inc. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

350. Roofing

RWC SHINGLE Roofings. Insuranced. Hector (575)910-8397

GENERAL CONTRACTOR Professional Roofing, Landscaping, Irrigation, Stucco, Tile, Painting, Concrete and Fence Work (575) 973-1019 Guaranteed Shingle Roof jobs. Locally owned. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

395. Stucco Plastering

RWC Lath and Stucco. Insuranced. Hector (575)910-8397


Transit Vehicle Operator (PT) (CDL License Required)

Pecos Trails

Water & Sewer Maintainer I (CDL License Required)

Water-Maint & Transmission

410. Tree Service

STUMP GRINDING. Big Stumps & back yard stumps. Tree and shrub work. Free estimates. 623-4185


Starting Rate: $7.9618/hr

Starting Rate: $9.8513/hr

CLOSING DATE Until Filled 1/3/14

Until Filled

Wastewater Electrician Water- WWTP (Current Journeyman Electrician License Required)

Rate: $13.1368-$18.0647/hr (DOQ) Starting Rate: $10.8077/hr

Until Filled

Water Production Operator II

Starting Rate: $10.8077/hr


Water-Maint & Transmission

435. Welding

RWC On site repairs or fabrication. Insuranced.

Hector (575) 910-8397



490. Homes For Sale 2BR/1BA, 503 S. Kansas, carport, storage sheds, $69k w/$5k down or trade for ?? 575-973-2353, owner financing available.

5BR/3BA, 2 car garage, nestled away on Old Clovis Hwy, or could use as a 3br/3ba w/hobby rooms. Comes w/6 acres & water rights & many trees. Mobile home/RV hookup, outbuildings, sheds, $377k, $35k down. Owner financing available, 575-416-1454 or 575-622-6786 BRIAR RIDGE 3/2 very clean, fenced backyard, fire place, wash room, 2 car garage, $149K. Call for appt. 707-694-4382 FSBO: 3/2/1, This home is unique because of its interior design & features. Fireplace, covered patio, separate cottage, private yards, plenty of storage space & more. It’s in very good condition & is energy efficient. Great home for relaxing or entertaining. Sorry no owner financing. $89,500. 700 S. Richardson Ave. Call for appt., 575-622-1204. JUST IN time for Christmas, house for sale by owner, MOVE IN READY, 216 W. McGaffey living room, dining, 3bd, laundry room, 2 ba, patio, 2 car garage and cart port, price reduced $74.9K. CASH. Zone residential or commercial, Call 575-637-1985 Connie or 575-637-1964 anytime for appt. FSBO: 1809 Western, 1470 sqft brick home, 3/2/carport, almost all new interior, too much to list. Must see, $108k. For info call 575-914-1272. FSBO: 5 acres, secure Berrendo wtr meter, Special $35K. 575-708-1157. 2BR/1BA, LARGE living room w/laundry room, 409 W. Summit, 912 sqft, gross living area. 806-729-2383

492. Homes for Sale/Rent

M. G. Horizons All types of Stucco and Wire lath. Free Estimates 623-1991

Air Center Electrician Airport Hourly Range: $13.1368-$18.0647 (Current Journeyman Electrician License Required) (DOQ) Library Page I (PT)

Allen’s Tree Srvc. Trim top removal, good clean up. Free estimates. 626-1835


410. Tree Service

Until Filled

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application for each job for which they are applying. Failure to submit a complete application packet and all its requirements will invalidate your application. Application and job description(s) for the above position(s) are available on our website at The City of Roswell offers a competitive benefit package which includes medical, life, vision, dental, and retirement! Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 5:00 p.m. of the closing date to be considered. All positions are subject to pre-employment post offer drug testing. The City of Roswell is an EOE/Drug Free Employer


495. Acreages/ Farms/ Ranches/Sale

LENDER SALE. 20 acres $14,000 BORDERS STATE LAND! 2 hours east of Albuquerque, 2 miles to Sumner Lake. Good road access, power. Only one available! 1-888-676-6979

Roswell Daily Record 515. Mobile Homes - Sale

NORTH SENIOR Park beautiful 2bd/2ba spacious triple wide. 1500 sqft. All NEW flooring, fixtures & toilets. Appliances & NEW window coverings included. 626-5353 NICE TRAILER with land ready to move into, 2br/2ba, extra room for office, nice yard w/sprinkler system, asking $55k, no rent to own. Call 575-513-0695

520. Lots for Sale

PREMIUM 5 acre tracts, good covenants (no mobile homes), Pecan Lands West on Brown Rd between Country Club & Berrendo. Owner will finance with 10% down. 622-3479, 624-9607, 626-6790, 626-6791, 626-3848. 74’x100’ RESIDENTIAL Lot, Southwest Roswell. $12k. (575) 910-5749 Mobile Home Lots for sale: Lot size 50x134 $19,500. Owner financing w/ $4000 down. 50 lots to choose from. On Washington & Brasher. 420-1352. 211 S. Pennsylvania Ave for sale by owner. Clean lot no liens, $8500; $2,000 dn, $200 mo, 0% int. 575-887-5915, 361-3083.


535. Apartments Furnished

1&2Bd, util pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 1 BDRM Furnished, $400mo. $100 dep. Bills pd, only sober, older, adult. Need call 625-0718

540. Apartments Unfurnished

VALLE ENCANTADA YOUR BEST $ RENTAL VALUE! LARGE 1,2,3 BEDROOMS. FREE UTILITIES. unfurnished, laundry room, playground, pool, ample parking. 2001 South Sunset. 623-3722. HOLIDAY SPECIAL ON DEPOSITS!! Better living is within reach! 2br/1ba $592 deposit $200. 3br/2ba $674 deposit $250. 5br/2ba $812 deposit $425. Central H/C,fridge, stove, DW,GD,W/D hookups, 2 refreshing pools, Section 8 Vouchers accepted, Villas of Briar Ridge. 623-7711 Very nice condo 2br 1 bath duplex 1 car garage No Hud no pets or smoking, Avail. Jan.1st $675 mo. 575-200-9558 ALL BILLS PAID 1BR $544, 2BR $653, 3br/2ba $753/mo., ref air, newly remodeled. 502 S. Wyoming. 622-4944 FIRST MONTH FREE 3br/2ba, $753, 1000 sqft, all bills paid, cold central AC, newly remodeled, 502 S. Wyoming, 622-4944. Very nice 2br/1.5ba, Apartment. North location, garage, $800/mo, $400/dep, 1 yr lease, no HUD or pets, 420-4535. 1&2Bd, 3 locations, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No Pets, M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 PICK UP A LIST OF AVAILABLE RENTALS AT PRUDENTIAL ENCHANTED LANDS, REALTORS, 501 NORTH MAIN. EFF, 1 & 2br, wtr paid, No pets, laundry fac, stove/ref. Mirador Apts, 700 N. Missouri. 627-8348. 1 or 2bd, furnished-unfurnished, no smoking/Hudpets all bills pd. 623-6281 EFF, 1,2 BR, downtown, clean, wtr pd. Stove & frig. No Pets/HUD. 623-8377 1704-C W 1st, 2/1, NO PETS, wtr,gas pd. $525.00 mo., 2605 W. Alameda, 1/1/1, wtr pd, $475 mo., American Realty & Mgmt 575-623-9711 Beautiful 1BR wtr pd, no pets/smoking, laundry facility. Centrally located in Roswell. Contact John 622-5630 or 910-1648. APARTMENTS AVAILABLE from $300-600 HUD Approved, Call Ron 575-416-8077 for more information Century 21 Home Planning 3117 N Main, 622-0021 1409 Riley 2bed/1bath $700 712 S Washington 2bed/2bath $525 2407 S Sunset, 2bed/2bath $525 3853 S Hobson Apt A, 1bed/1bath $400 Please call or stop by for more listings 1700 N. Pontiac Dr. 2br/1ba, stove & fridge, a/c, heating air, water paid. 1-626-864-3461

2br/1ba, stove & refrigerator. Call 840-4333 or 910-8170.

545. Houses for Rent-Furnished

1&2Bd, util pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No Pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 2BR 2BA 2 car garage in Enchanted Hills, luxury, all utilities pd. 3 mo lease min., deposit required, no Hud. 622-4470, 626-4666 RENTING HOUSE, 716 S. Cedar, 3bd/2ba and office, close to schools, fridge & stove, No smoking no pets. $800mo. $350dep. 623-2617

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished 600 S. Lea, 3br/2ba, ref. air, w/d hookups, no HUD or pets, $750/mo, $600/dep, 914-5402.

2&3Bd, 1&2Ba, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No Pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 3BR/2.5BA, NICE house, nice area, fenced backyard, $1350/mo, avail. 1/1/14. 575-637-0777 BEAUTIFUL 2/2/1, senior condominiums available at 310 W. Mescalero complete w/fireplace, full kitchen, w/d hook-ups. Amenities include lawn service, maintenance, housekeeping, wtr & elec pd, cable paid. $1795 for single resident. $300 extra for 2nd person, 625-8426. 406-A E. 3rd, 2br/2ba, wtr pd, no pets, $550/mo, $300/dep. 910-9648 3BR NEAR ENMU-R, #20 Murphy Place, HUD approved, w/garage, ldry rm, new carpet, very clean, $670/mo. 623-6999 or 317-2945 $850/MO, $750/DEP, 3br/1.5ba, No HUD or pets, 575-420-5930 3BR NEAR ENMU-R, #20 Murphy Place, HUD approved, w/garage, ldry rm, new carpet, very clean, $650/mo. 623-6999 or 317-2945 TIRED OF Landlord Headaches? We can help! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors Property Management 575-624-2262 2br/2ba townhome, garage, fireplace, $725, 4104 Pawnee. Call John Grieves at 626-7813, Broker PELR 2/1/1 DUPLEX, North side, washer/dryer hkup.$700mo $500dep. 910-0827 SAFE QUIET area near Mountain View school. 3br/1ba. Large shady yard. East Charleston Rd. $610 mo., water pd. 575-527-0875 or 480-276-0399 3/2/1, large heated/cooled shop/garage, wood floors, updated kitchen, appliances included. Very nice. Large backyard. $975/mo, $600/dep. 606 Willow Dr. Available 1/15/2014. 575-840-8222. 4bd 2ba $1200/mo. $800/dep. No Bills Paid, No Pets, Non-smoking. HUD welcome! (619) 392-9140. 305 S. Evergreen, 2br/1ba, coverd carport, shed, appliances, fenced yard, $750/$500 dep, dogs w/fee, no HUD or utilities pd. 575-405-0163 or 510 S. Fir 3bd/1b carport w/d hook ups near schools, $750 mo. $500 dep. 575-444-8318 605 S. Montana, 2/1, $675.00 mo., NO PETS, 423-D E 4th, 1/1, $350.00 mo., American Realty & Mgmt at 575-623-9711

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished


605. Miscellaneous for Sale

3BD 2BA $700 mo. $300dep. Al 703-0420, Javier.420-0666

Power wheelchair, hospital bed, oxygen cyl. Invacare patient lifter. 622-7638

Century 21 Home Planning 3117 N Main, 622-0021 3305 Trailing Heart 3bd/2ba $1300 2401 W Alameda 3bd/2ba $900 3 Hilcrest 2bd/1ba $800 518 W McGaffey 2bd/1ba $525 Please call or stop by for more listings

I HAVE a Go-Kart for sale. 150cc engine and in great shape! I have a smaller ones too for smaller kids. Give me a call at 575-625-0800 or 409-443-9975

NICE NE Homes 612 La Paloma 3br/1.5ba Close to schools. $1050/mo. + Deposit, No Hud. 407 Northwood 3 br/1.5 Close to schools, $975/mo + Deposit, No HUD Call for details 575-578-1264 Leave Msg. 1511 S. Union large 4bd/2ba, refrig. air, nice location, outside pets allowed with non refundable pet deposit, $1050mo. $700dep. No smoking, No HUD, 623-8922.

580. Office or Business Places 1139 S. MAIN Over 2200 sqft, all new plumbing, electrical, ref. air, wired for individual offices. $2000/mo. 626-6765

FOR LEASE, space in Sunwest Centre Office Complex at 500 N. Main St. Various size spaces. Owner-paid utilities and janitorial. Suite customization available. High floor space available for larger tenants. Call Ed McClelland, Broker or come by Suite 606. Office 575-623-1652 or mobile 575-420-2546 GREAT DOWNTOWN local, 3 plus offices with full kitchen, wtr pd, 1419 sq. ft., $600mo. Please call American Realty & Mgmt at 575-623-9711 2600 N. Main, 750 sqft, $950. Call John Grieves at 626-7813, Broker PELR.


605. Miscellaneous for Sale

NEED FURNITURE Shop Blair’s for the best prices on used furniture, beds, dressers, table & chairs, living room sets, patio sets, bookshelves, appliances, antiques, collectibles, home decor & housewares, saddles, tools, movies, plus lots more. Open daily 9-5, closes Wed. 627-2033

SPORTS SHOP Tammy’s Sports Shop, 1400 W. 2nd, has the largest selection of NFL logo items in SE NM. We have T-shirts, bedding, jewelry, purses, wallets, caps, signs, clocks, toys, baby items, cups & mugs, flags, game day items, plus lots more. Open everyday, 10-8, 623-0136.

STOP AND SHOP Blair’s Indoor market, 1400 W. 2nd. For great deals from A to Z. Large selection of NFL items, body jewelry, $1 jewelry & bows. Smoke pipes, hookahs, clothing, shoes, boots, caps, toys, antiques, collectibles, tools, stereos, herbs & remedies, Avon, plus a snack bar. Open everyday from 10-8, 575-623-0136. HEAVY DUTY flatbed trailer, 6 brand new tires, $3900. 622-6786 or 575-416-1454

FIFTY BEAUTIFUL framed paintings for sale, 1 or all, also agent wanted in Roswell. 578-0805

BIG BOY Toys Black max 8750 watt genetaror $900, 220 volt Miller sidekick XL wire feed welder $500, 110 Volt century 90 AMP wre feed $300, 4 tool boxs from $50, 4 1928 model A wheels $300, 2006 F150 Looks & drives great $9000, 2000 Alegro 30’ motor home $23000, Cushman truck titled $4000. Call 575-420-2212 DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-315-7043 DIRECTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-264-0340 TWIN BED (frame & mattress) and chest of drawers. Walnut in color with black accents $150. Call 317-0099 4 TIRES, BF Goodridge, all terrain 285/25, 55/20. $200. 626-1792

PRICED REDUCED Cemetery plot at South Park Cemetery, N/W section with trees. $1,350 cash or money order only. 625-0529 50 YR old Duncan phyfe dropleaf dinning table $300 OBO. Baby crib, like new, make offer. 624-2961 or 626-6942 FURNITURE FOR sale bedroom dresser, $75; square coffee table, $10; antique children’s desk & chair, $75; (2) white leather barrel chairs, $50 each; plus misc. 623-8563 THE TREASURE Chest Christmas Clearance, Smurf tree. Quilters, Cotton Calico fabric, new boxed barbies, sofa sets, dinette sets, floral, tables, chairs, trees. The Treasure Chest, more & more great stuff, 1204 W. Hobbs, 914-1855, Weds-Sat, 10-5. GREAT SELECTION “Old Pawn” Indian jewelry. Discount city, 511 E. 2nd Commode chair, crutches, grab bars, walker, elevated toilet seat, 622-7638. 2 NEW electric slot machine. Instruction book, keys, bag of tokens, Sacrifice. each $500. 622-0928

620. Wanted to Buy Miscellaneous

AH Nuts is buying pecans starting November 25th, Monday thru Friday 9am-11:30am, at 4402 N. Brown Road, 575-208-9575. WE BUY PECANS, Top Prices Paid. 512 W. McGAffey BUYING PECANS, Haley Farms, 30 yrs exp, fair prices, calibrated scales, Tuesday & Thursday, 2pm-5pm, 5018 W. Country Club Rd, new crop only.

630. Auction Sales

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635. Good things to Eat

FROZEN GREEN Chile, dried red chile & chile powder, local pinto beans, peanuts & pecan, ristras, jams & jellies, fountain drinks, fresh eggs, Alfalfa Hay, Wheat, Sudan & Oat hay, small & large bales, we accept credit cards & EBT. GRAVES FARM 622-1889 BUYING PECANS, Haley Farms, 30 yrs exp, fair prices, calibrated scales, Tuesday & Thursday, 2pm-5pm, 5018 W. Country Club Rd, new crop only.

715. Hay and Feed Sale

ALFALFA BALES 4x8 $225, Sorgum bales 4x8 $75, Oat bales 4x8 $100. Call Janet at 575-626-0159 HAY FOR Sale 100 small bails of hay. This years crop $12.00 a bail or if you buy all $10.75 a bail. 317-4461 HAY GRAZER hay for sale, big square bales, $60/bale, in Elida. 575-760-0601

745. Pets for Sale


615. Coins, Gold, Silver, Buy, Sell, Trade

GERMAN SHEPHARDS Registered, 2-7mo. female & 6 wk old puppies. 910-1730

620. Wanted to Buy Miscellaneous

LOVING HOME wanted, large, difficult to control, dangerous German Shepherd, kill small animals, is neutered & walleyed. Call or leave message, Bruce at 505-990-2713, Roswell.

U.S. & FOREIGN coins and currency, buy, sell or trade, gold and silver coins. 622-7239, 2513 W. 2nd

TOP PRICES paid for household items, furniture, appliances, antiques, collectibles, tools, saddles, plus anything else of value. We buy compete household & estates. 623-0136 or 910-6031

LOOKING FOR a very good home for a full grown male Papillon mix. He is a lovable sweet tempered lap dog & would make an excellent companion for an elderly couple. Please contact Deanna at 575-808-9619.

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780. RV’s & Campers Hauling

775. Motorcycles & Scooters 2009 SUZUKI GXR /600 brand new only 500 miles, $8,995. 575-703-8580 or 308-3579

790. Autos for Sale

2007 TOYOTA Camry, 38K miles. Runs great! $12,500 OBO . 575-626-8706

2005 PIONEER by fleetwood 26’ tandem axlew/custom skirting. 575-365-5166

2010 CAMARO RS/LT V6, 67K miles, $19,500. 575-703-8580


1997 PONTIAC Bonneville, 4 door, loaded, clean, dependable, $1800 OBO. 575-624-2961 or 575-626-6942

790. Autos for Sale

2006 SCION XB-5 speed clean, good condition, runs great. 79K miles. $7,400 OBO. 317-7064

2009 SUZUKI LT-R450 Quad,new tires, great condition, $4000 OBO. 420-0431

780. RV’s & Campers Hauling MAIN TRAILER Sales Inc. New & Used Travel Trailers & 5th Wheels. Parts & Service. 2900 W. 2nd St. 575-622-1751. Mon-Fri, 8-5:30, Sat. 9-2.



795. Pickups/ Trucks/Vans 2008 FORD F150, ext cab, heavy duty 4x4, tow package, only 88k miles, $14,850. 420-1352 05 SILVERADO 2500 HD 2wd reg. cab, std, 67k, $7300 626-6942/624-2961



005 Special Notice 010 Card of Thanks 015 Personals/Special 020 Transportation 025 Lost & Found


030 Education 035 Music – Dance/Drama 040 Instructions Wanted


045 Employment Opportunities 050 Salesperson/Agents 055 Employment Agencies 060 Jobs Wanted – M & F


070 Agricultural Analysis 075 Air Conditioning 080 Alterations 085 Appliance Repair 090 Auto Repair 100 Babysitting 105 Childcare 110 Blade Work 115 Bookkeeping 120 Carpentry 125 Carpet Cleaning 130 Carpeting 135 Ceramic Tile 140 Cleaning 145 Clock & Watch Repair 150 Concrete 155 Counseling 160 Crafts/Arts 165 Ditching 170 Drafting 175 Drapery 180 Drilling 185 Electrical 190 Engraving 195 Elderly Care 200 Fencing 205 Fertilizer 210 Firewood – Coal 215 Floor Covering 220 Furniture Repair 224 Garage Door Repair 225 General Construction 226 Waterwell 230 General Repair 232 Chimney Sweep 235 Hauling 240 Horseshoeing 245 House Wrecking 250 Insulation 255 Insurance 260 Ironing & Washing 265 Janitorial 269 Excavating 270 Landscape/Lawnwork 280 Masonry/Concrete 285 Miscellaneous Service 290 Mobile Home Service 293 Monuments 295 Musical 300 Oil Field Services 305 Computers 306 Rubber Stamps 310 Painting/Decorating 315 Pest Control 316 Pets 320 Photography 325 Piano Tuning 330 Plumbing 335 Printing 340 Radio/TV’s/Stereo’s 345 Remodeling 350 Roofing 355 Sand Blasting 356 Satellite 360 Screens/Shutters 365 Security 370 Sewer Service & Repair 375 Sewing Machine Service 380 Sharpening 385 Slenderizing 390 Steam Cleaning 395 Stucco Plastering 400 Tax Service 401 Telephone Service 405 Tractor Work 410 Tree Service 415 Typing Service 420 Upholstery 425 Vacuum Cleaners 426 Video/Recording 430 Wallpapering 435 Welding

440 Window Repair 441 Window Cleaning 445 Wrought Iron 450 Services Wanted


455 Money: Loan/Borrow 456 Credit Cards 460 Insurance Co. 465 Oil, Mineral, Water, Land Lease/Sale 470 Investment: Stocks/Sale 475 Mortgages for Sale 480 Mortgages Wanted 485 Business Opportunities

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490 Homes for Sale 495 Acreage/Farm/Ranch 500 Business for Sale 505 Commercial Business Property 510 Resort Out of Town Property 515 Mobile Homes/Sale 520 Lots for Sale 525 Building Transfer 530 Real Estate Wanted


535 Apartments, Furnished 540 Apartments, Unfurnished 545 Houses, Furnished 550 Houses, Unfurnished 555 Mobile Homes – Rental 560 Sleeping Rooms 565 Rest Homes 569 Mobile Home Lots/Space 570 Mobile Home Courts 571 RV Parks 575 Resort Homes 580 Office/Business Rentals 585 Warehouse & Storage 590 Farms/Acreage – Rent 595 Miscellaneous for Rent 600 Want to Rent


605 Miscellaneous for Sale 610 Garage Sales, Individuals 611 Garage Sales, Businesses 615 Coins/Gold/Silver 620 Want to Buy – Miscellaneous 625 Antiques 630 Auction Sales 635 Good Things to Eat 640 Household Goods 645 Sewing Machines 650 Washers & Dryers 652 Computers 655 TV’s & Radios 660 Stereos 665 Musical Merchandise 670 Industrial Equipment 675 Camera/Photography 680 Heating Equipment 685 Air Conditioning Equipment 690 Business/Office Equipment 695 Machinery 700 Building Materials 705 Lawn/Garden/Fertilizer 710 Plants/Flowers 715 Hay & Feed Sale 720 Livestock & Supplies 721 Boarding Stables 725 Livestock Wanted 730 Poultry & Supplies 735 Poultry Wanted 740 Show Fowl 745 Pets for Sale


750 Sports Equipment 755 Bicycles for Sale 760 Hunting & Camping Equipment 765 Guns & Ammunition 770 Boats & Accessories 775 Motorcycles 780 RV’s/Campers 785 Trailers Wanted


790 Automobiles for Sale 795 Trucks & Vans 796 SUV’s 800 Classic Automobiles 805 Imported Automobiles 810 Auto Parts & Accessories 815 Wanted – Autos

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Jury finds portrait of Fawcett belongs to O’Neal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, R yan O’Neal, and a jury’s verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay. For nearly a month, O’Neal has been in a courtroom as lawyers for the University of Texas at Austin sought to gain possession of the portrait, arguing that Fawcett bequeathed the artwork to the school upon her death. O’Neal fought back and testified last week that the portrait was his closest remaining connection to Fawcett, who died in 2009. The actor’s descriptions of talking to the portrait and feeling the presence of the “Charlie’s Angels” actress were among the last words that jurors focused on, asking to hear his testimony again Thursday morning. Within 90 minutes of reviewing the testimony, the panel returned a 9-3 verdict in favor of O’Neal. The actor wasn’t present for the jury’s decision, but his sons Patrick and Redmond O’Neal clasped hands and hugged after hearing the result. Patrick O’Neal said he spoke to his father and “he was very happy.” The actor’s attor ney Marty Singer said O’Neal was having a medical procedure and that’s why he wasn’t in court Thursday. The artwork is valuable, with experts estimating it is worth between $800,000 and $12 million. R yan O’Neal, however, told jurors he had no intention of selling it and wanted to pass it down to his only son with Fawcett, Redmond. Fawcett left all her artwork, including a nearly identical Warhol portrait, to her alma mater. The model-actress however left nothing to O’Neal, who was her companion for nearly 30 years. Within days of Fawcett’s death, O’Neal took one of two portraits of the actress that Warhol created in 1980 from her condominium. O’Neal had the permission of the trustee of Fawcett’s belongings and testified the portrait was a

gift from Warhol for arranging the artist’s portrait session with the modelactress. University lawyers attempted to discredit O’Neal’s ownership claims with footage from Fawcett’s reality show and a “20/20” television segment documenting the portraits’ creation. O’Neal wasn’t seen in the footage, and a producer didn’t recall seeing the “Love Story” star at Warhol’s studio. But she also acknowledged she had no knowledge of who owned the artwork or how it was delivered. The case featured testimony from O’Neal and several of Fawcett’s close friends, who said the actress told them one of the portraits belonged to O’Neal. Two witnesses who were disclosed late in the trial — Fawcett’s chiropractor and a for mer nurse’s assistant — also backed O’Neal’s claims. Singer and another of O’Neal’s attorneys, Todd Eagan, said two years of litigation and the threeweek trial could have been avoided if the university had conducted a more thorough investigation. “He never should have been sued,” Singer said. David Beck, a university attor ney, said Thursday that the jury was conscientious and noted the panel was split on who should have the portrait. He said the school felt obligated to pursue the case against O’Neal due to Fawcett’s wishes. “We had no choice,” he said. Beck said the school’s lawyers would look at the case and decide its next steps. The university showed jurors footage from Fawcett’s reality show in which she told an auction house owner that she had two Warhol portraits and was considering whether to sell one. O’Neal’s lawyers noted that Fawcett never said oncamera that she owned both pieces of art. The school also showed the panel documents that Fawcett signed loaning the portraits to The Andy Warhol Museum in which she is described as the owner and artist. Beck in closing argu-

Pa. man wins $1M Picasso with $138 raffle ticket

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A man looking for art for his new home has won a $1 million Picasso painting with a $138 raffle ticket. Jeffrey Gonano told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he’s not sure he’ll ever hang the masterpiece in his home in Wexford, in western Pennsylvania, given its value. The 25-year-old Gonano, who works for his family’s fire sprinkler business, learned Wednesday that his ticket had won the Paris raffle. Organizers say nearly 50,000 tickets were sold worldwide, for 100 euros apiece, to benefit a Lebanese charity. The 1914 work, “Man in the Opera Hat,” dates from Spanish master Pablo Picasso’s cubist period. Picasso died in 1973. Gonano said he wants to keep the artwork, which features vivid shapes in opaque gouache paint. “Maybe I’ll lend it to a museum and let them put it on display rather than putting it in a vault, so other people can enjoy it,” he told the newspaper. “It all depends. I don’t know what the taxes are or anything.” Gonano’s girlfriend, Gloria Spataro, said he liked the odds in the contest and felt optimistic. Nonetheless, she presumed he was joking when he said he’d won. “He thought the odds were actually pretty good compared to something like a lottery,” said Spataro, of Pittsburgh. “He said, ‘This will be my only chance to actually own something like this.”’ The raffle raised about $3.5 million for the International Association for the Safeguard of Tyr, a UNESCO heritage site, said Reem Chalabi, an education coordinator with the group. Gonano and Spataro had recently begun to explore art galleries, and she had bought him a photograph by a Buddhist artist for Christmas. “I’m glad I actually gave it to him before,” she said, “because if I gave it to him afterward, that would look pretty insignificant compared to a Picasso.”

ments had urged jurors to give the school the portrait in accordance with Fawcett’s wishes. “You’ve seen Farrah. You’ve heard from Farrah,” Beck said Monday in closing arguments. “Please, please, speak for her.” The portrait has been a cherished possession for O’Neal, who told jurors it is one of his strongest reminders of his nearly three-decade romance with Fawcett. “I talk to it,” O’Neal testified last week. “I talk to her. It’s her presence. Her presence in my life. In her son’s life.” The jury also determined a tablecloth that Warhol drew hearts on and presented to O’Neal and Fawcett was jointly owned by the couple. The tablecloth was given to the university, and O’Neal has said he wants it back. Superior Court Judge William MacLaughlin said he will decide what should happen to the item during

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Brothers Redmond O'Neal, left, and Patrick O'Neal leave court after a jury determined an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett belongs to their father, actor Ryan O'Neal, in Los Angeles Thursday. a January hearing. While O’Neal’s portrait will remain in private hands, the university’s version continues to hang in its Blanton Museum of

Art and the school has other artwork that Fawcett created. “We are disappointed that the jury saw the evidence a different way, but

we will continue to honor Farrah with the Warhol portrait we do have along with her other works of art,” the school wrote in a statement.

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Alton’s Power Block Gym leads way to fitness

Alton’s Power Block Gym leads the way in the latest, most efficient workouts available. We have stepped up our game and brought new programming to meet new demands. We have something to offer to each and every individual, no matter what your current fitness level. We understand not everyone has the time to spend hours at the gym and that’s OK. With our versatile exercise schedule, we strive to meet the needs of our members. Here at Alton’s, we offer a wide variety of group training consisting of LES MILLS grit cardio, strength and polymeric training, along with Yoga, Pilates, and Spin. We are also pleased to present our newest and most efficient program available — the Fit360! Our weight room is the largest weight room in the South East, consisting of numerous different machines and free weights. It is complimented by an outdoor CrossTraining area. We are proud of our CrossTraining as it is one of the latest and hottest trends in the industry. We also have a basketball court, and a large cardio area! Let’s take a look into how “The Block” has stepped up.

Fit 360

Fit360, our new energizing group training concept, is a one-of-a-kind program that provides maximum results. The core of our ground-breaking program is MyZone. MyZone is the latest technology designed to keep your heart rate in a target zone, stimulating metabolism and increasing energy. With Fit360, you will find the powerful formula for PERMANENT change. Fit360 is designed to reward effort, not fitness, and is tailored for each individual. Fit360 is designed for those that have a desire to get healthier and increase fitness. One of the target groups for the Fit360 is for those seeking to lose excess weight of at least 20 lbs. The science behind Fit360 is called “Excess Post exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC. EPOC greatly enhances the total amount of fat burned by taking advantage of additional calories lost after the training session is completed. This “After Burn” lasts for hours. Our unique formula creates permanent change. After our first Fit360 challenge, this is what people had to say about the program: “Alton’s Fit 360 will alter your mindset and change your image of yourself. Within weeks I noticed increased efficiency and effectiveness both in the office and out. Fit 360 will reconnect you to your inner strength while improving your outer strength.” “At 65 I haven’t felt this much energy and lively in 15 years.”

“So excited about the results, I was a 12+ now I am in size 8 and they are a little bit loose!” The average body fat loss was about 3.5%, and almost everyone was excited about their increased energy levels, fitness levels and the transition they saw in their body composition. Our next class starts January 6th, and there are limited slots available. For more information visit

Team Training

Another way that Power Block is stepping up is transitioning away from traditional group exercise, to the scientifically proven concept of team training. Times have changed. It’s time to leave the decades old concept of group exercise behind and advance with the technology. Once again, Power Block is leading the way and bringing modern programming to its facility, when no one else in town has. Les Mills team training consists of high-intensity interval training. There’s a reason high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the hottest fitness trends on the planet — it’s the fastest way to get fit, and in shape. Short, sharp bursts of effort allow you to reach maximum training zones and that’s the secret to achieving maximum results. Team training looks quite a bit different from traditional group exercise. With team training you will have team leaders that act as personal trainers to guide you in each movement to ensure you are doing each and every exercise correctly. If you’re wanting to take your fitness to the next level and see results like never before, LES MILLS GRITT team training is perfect for you. Our motto is “Work hard, and go home!” Enjoy spending less time at the gym and reap the benefits of working at your maximum. Set in a team

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training environment, you’ll have a great time with the people around you, be supported as you progress and enjoy the mental and physical benefits that only team training can offer.

Gritt Series: • Three unique workouts that deliver fast results: Cardio, strength and plyo • 30-minutes work-out blocks • Certified coaches who give one-on-one attention and motivation • Each and every workout will be modified to fit ANY level of fitness


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NEW YORK (AP) — I was happy watching television shows and movies on my computer — until I realized what I was missing. Streaming video devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast project video from Netflix, YouTube and other services onto the big-screen TV. Suddenly, the computer seems inadequate. Internet television will never be the same. Internet-connected TVs, TiVo digital video recorders and various game consoles also come with apps for video services. But frequent users of these services will likely want a device that focuses on doing that one thing well. People must still subscribe individually to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Major League Baseball and other services, though that can often be done right from the TV screen. Some services require a subscription with certain cable or satellite TV providers. With HBO Go, for instance, Comcast and DirecTV subscribers can use Apple TVs but not Rokus, while it’s the other way around with Charter.

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Roku started as a project within Netflix, which was looking for a cheap way for subscribers to get Internet movies and TV shows onto regular TVs. Roku was spun out into a separate company, and the device now works all major video services except Apple’s iTunes. It also plays games such as “Angry Birds,” offers language lessons, supports music services such as Pandora and Spotify and lets you browse photos on Smugmug, Flickr and other services. All told, there are more than 1,000 apps available from Roku’s store, many of them free. Apps often replicate the experience on the services’ websites. With Hulu, for instance, you can browse video by genre or play items in your queue. With Netflix, you get profiles for up to five individuals, with separate recommendations and watch lists. With each service designing its own app, it feels as though I have 1,000 devices in one. Each app has its own on-screen keyboard

when searching for video. The remote’s up button gets me options such as closed captioning on Hulu, but it exits the video on Amazon and Netflix. Roku’s remote control has an unconventional headphone jack. Plug a pair in, and sound on the TV will automatically turn off. That’s great if others in your household are trying to read or sleep. Like Apple TV and Chromecast, the Roku 3 requires a high-definition TV with an HDMI port. Roku has cheaper models that work on older TVs, but they have slower processors and require Wi-Fi. The Roku 3 and Apple TV let you plug in an Internet cable if your wireless connection is fussy.

Apple TV ($99):

Think of Apple TV as a Roku with fewer apps — only 27, plus Apple’s own services. Apple is constantly adding new ones, and those get installed automatically. Apple wants to keep the device clean and focus on the services people use most. It offers Netflix, Hulu, PBS, HBO, ESPN, YouTube and more — though Amazon’s service is missing. However, Apple TV is alone in supporting Apple’s services. You can buy or rent iTunes content right from the device, or you can play music and video stored on iCloud or your computer, iPhone or iPad. Instead of Pandora or Spotify, you get Apple’s streaming music service, iTunes Radio. Where Apple TV excels is in consistency. The keyboard is the same whether you’re on HBO Go, Hulu Plus or Netflix, and the menu layout is similar from app to app. You can subscribe to many of the services right from the device and have that billed to your iTunes account. No need to search for your credit card each time, as Roku requires. Apple TV works fine as a stand-alone device, but much of its power comes from working with other Apple products. Place an iPhone or an iPad with iOS 7 near the Apple TV to bypass the initial setup and transfer account informaSee GUIDE, Page C3

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tion wirelessly. With AirPlay, your iPhone, iPad or Mac can launch content not available through the included apps. That’s the way I watched “Margin Call” on Amazon. Charter subscribers can watch HBO that way, too. Unfortunately, DVDs are blocked because of rights issues. You’ll have to figure out a way to hook up your computer to the TV directly, or buy a DVD player. On Windows computers, AirPlay is limited to iTunes content and photos. In many cases, you can keep using your phone or tablet while the video plays on the TV. With the latest Mac system, Mavericks, you also can turn the Apple TV into an extension of your desktop, though your Mac and Internet connection both need to be strong.

Chromecast ($35):

Google’s device is a third the price of the others, but it’s also quite dumb by design. It is the size of a USB flash drive and plugs into an HDMI port. Turn on the TV — and nothing happens. It’s more of a conduit between the TV and your

Banana Republic’s $69.50 fauxfur neckwarmer and faux-fur leopard vests have been best sellers. Target says faux fur home goods like pillows and throws are performing “exceptionally well.” And Macy’s says new techniques used with faux leather, like scalloping and quilted stitching, have given tops and jackets “new relevance.” “It used to be that ‘faux’ meant less expensive and quality less than desirable, but not any longer,” said Josh Saterman, vice president and

mobile device. Start by downloading Google’s Chromecast app on your Apple or Android device. Then download one or more of the 17 apps supported. The list is short, but growing. As with Apple TV, Amazon’s service isn’t supported. Neither is Apple’s iTunes. But it’s alone among the three devices to support music and video through Google Play. The Chromecast is the best option when individuals in a household have separate accounts for Hulu and other services. Each person controls the device from his or her phone; with Apple TV and Roku, it’s annoying to sign in and out each time. Once you have content running on your phone or tablet, you tap a button to fling it to the TV. You can then use your device for other things. You can forward, rewind or pause video from the phone, but you’re stuck with that video once the phone loses its connection with the Chromecast, which happened often. The Wi-Fi connection needs to be strong, and Chromecast offers no wired alternative, as the others do. From a personal computer, you can mirror a Chrome browser tab on the big screen. Again, the connection often cuts out.

fashion director for millennials at Macy’s. “Faux is a part of our next evolution to our fashion ‘must-haves.’” Andrew Dent, who is a vice president at global materials consultancy Material Connexion, says that the trend is being fueled by the fact that faux fur and leather are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing nowadays. He said that’s because designers are replacing older plastic like PVC with

improved polyurethane that is more leather-like to the touch. They’re also tapering synthetic fibers to make faux fur seem more luxe and softer. The improved quality is what spurred Brandon Vidal, 28, to buy two faux fur blankets as Christmas presents this year for his mother and a roommate. “They feel great,” said Vidal, who lives in Calgary. “They’re warm and cozy and it is freezing up here in Canada.” In addition to better technology, a growing social consciousness about buying fabric that doesn’t

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ATLANTA (AP) — Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment. Not this year. Faux is the new black this season for holiday gifts. But this isn’t the “pleather” of the 1980s — that cheap, plasticlooking material made popular by Michael Jackson during his “Thriller” days. A $198 fuzzy brown coat at Banana Republic has a prominently placed tag that reads “faux fur.” Dresses with “vegan leather” accents are flying off virtual shelves at And at luxury retailer Barney’s, a Mar ni faux leather threequarter sleeve jacket sells for $1,900. Faux is gaining popularity in part because there have been advances in technology enabling designers to make better -looking fakes. In a stillshaky economy that has made Americans more frugal, faux also can be seen as a good way to be trendy without breaking the bank. And a movement toward socially conscious shopping makes some people feel better about faux purchases. It helps that some A-listers have given faux their seal of approval. Models have been seen on the runway wearing faux leather pieces in shows for big-name designers like Tom Ford and Rag & Bone. And actresses Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson have strutted on the red carpet in faux leather and fur. While it’s difficult to pin down overall sales for faux goods, retailers say they are benefiting from their growing popularity.

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With all three devices, I have occasional problems with audio and video not syncing properly, making it seem as though I’m watching a badly dubbed foreign film. It happened most often on the Chromecast and the least on Apple TV.

involve cruelty to animals has made faux fashion more acceptable. “The fact that this is the season’s big trend has to do with a social movement toward greater acceptability of faux versus real,” said Alison Levy, senior manager at consulting firm Kurt Salmon. “It’s seen as the right and responsible choice as opposed to cheaper value choice.” That message certainly struck a chord with Kristin Birkey’s 7year-old son after he asked for a real leather jacket for Christmas. “I explained to him what had to be done to make a leather jacket and he nearly started crying,” said Birkey, 26, a marketing professional in Kokomo, Ind. Birkey happened to be wearing a faux leather jacket at the time. So her son asked for one like that instead. But for others, buying faux is a matter of simple mathematics. A $69.50 faux fur neckwarmer is much cheaper than a designer version with real fur, which can run as much as $1,000. And real leather jackets can be hundreds or thousands of dollars, while departmentstore faux versions rarely top $100. Kristen Clerkin, 23, from Whitney Point, N.Y., is hoping to get faux pearls for Christmas this year because she thinks they’re classic and classy, not to mention more af fordable than real ones. “Even though they’re faux, they look real, and they’re bigger than you can get if they were real,” she said. “Plus, they’re a lot cheaper.”

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Bremerton woman Bubble Wraps the homeless BREMER TON, Wash. (AP) — Bubble Wrap gets packed into boxes, popped by children and eventually tossed away. Bremerton resident Sheri Rose has found a new use for the ubiquitous space filler: giving the homeless a better night’s sleep. Rose, a 65-year -old member of Faith Community Bible Church, has spent her long nights with scissors and tape in hand, fashioning sheets of recycled Bubble Wrap into mats and pillows. She donates the sleeping bundles to local shelters. Bubble Wrap might not sound luxurious, but it is lightweight, waterproof, easy to clean and plentiful. To someone sleeping in a car or in the woods, the simple mats can be a great comfort, Rose said. “They’re out there sleeping on the cold, wet ground just getting soaked,” Rose said. The idea for her “Bubble Wrap Outreach Ministry” developed gradually. Years ago, Rose began collecting clothes abandoned at laundromats to donate to shelters. Later, she answered a call to gather sleeping bags for the homeless. Then someone at the Bremerton Salvation Army told her sleeping bags weren’t always enough to keep homeless people warm and dry. The idea of people shivering through the night hit Rose hard. “I cried the whole way home,” she said. “I thought there had to be something that could be done.”

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Sheri Rose, with her pillow that goes with her homeless mats, she has a card, open and candy bar included. Rose prayed on the problem for weeks. Bubble Wrap was her eventual answer. She explained her idea for low-cost mats to the staff of Arnold’s Home Furnishings. The store agreed to donate van-fulls of recycled Bubble Wrap to her project. Rose and volunteers have made more than 130 mats over the past three years. The assembly process is simple but time consuming. Rose starts by cleaning adhesives and grime off the plastic and patching any holes. She doubles up the Bubble Wrap sheets, cuts them into generous rectangles and tapes the edges to make them durable. “It’s labor intensive, but that’s all it is,” she said. “It’s not rocket science.” Finished mats are paired with pillows and a homemade felt hood. Rose attaches a small pouch with a chocolate bar and

other gifts to each sleeping bundle as a personal touch. She has delivered mats to Bremerton Foodline warming shelter, Salvation Army and the Kitsap Rescue Mission. Feedback has been very positive, she said. “They absolutely love them,” she said. Salvation Army Maj. Marcia Baker said the mats are especially effective for people sleeping outside. “The homeless in the outdoors have found them a great comfort,” Baker said. Rose hasn’t been getting much sleep herself this month. She’s been working into the early mornings to finish a batch of mats for the Rescue Mission before Christmas. The sleepless nights will be worthwhile if she can help others sleep easier. “I’m a workhorse when it comes to this,” she said.

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