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Senate votes to end ban on gay troops
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Obama is expected to sign the bill into law this week, although changes to military policy probably wouldn’t take effect for at least several months. Under the bill, the president and
his top military advisers must first certify that lifting the ban won’t hurt troops’ ability to fight. After that, the military would undergo a 60-day wait period. Repeal would mean that, for the first time in American history, gays would be openly accepted by the armed forces and could acknowledge their sexual orientation without fear of being kicked out. More than 13,500 service members have been dismissed under the 1993 law. “It is time to close this
chapter in our history,” Obama said in a statement. “It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed.” The Senate voted 65-31 to pass the bill, with eight Republicans siding with 55 Democrats and two independents in favor of repeal. The House had passed an identical version of the bill, 250-175, earlier this week. Supporters hailed the Senate vote as a major step
forward for gay rights. Many activists hope that integrating openly gay troops within the military will lead to greater acceptance in the civilian world, as it did for blacks after President Harry Truman’s 1948 executive order on equal treatment regardless of race in the military. “The military remains the great equalizer,” said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. “Just like we did after President Truman desegregated the military, we’ll someday look back and wonder what took
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s main spy agency denied Saturday it had unmasked the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad, and warned such allegations could damage its already fragile counterterrorism alliance with the United States. - PAGE C6
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Participants in the fifth annual Assurance Home Ride depart the Wool Bowl Saturday, making their way eastward for the short ride to the Assurance Home.
Christmas cheer at the Assurance Home JONATHAN ENTZMINGER RECORD STAFF WRITER
A sea of low-rider and vintage automobiles and motorcycles converged on the grounds of the Assurance Home Saturday. Four years ago, David Garcia, treasurer of the Shop Krew motorcycle club, had an idea to start a Christmas bike-run
BOBCAT BOYS MOVE TO 9-0 TATUM — The Hagerman boys basketball team used a 22-6 first quarter en route to a 53-35 win over Tatum on Saturday. The Bobcats (9-0) came out and pressed the Coyotes in the first quarter, which helped them build their commanding lead. - PAGE B1
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Washington so long to fix it.” Sen. John McCain, Obama’s GOP rival in 2008, led the opposition. Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before a crucial test vote, the Arizona Republican acknowledged he couldn’t stop the bill. He blamed elite liberals with no military experience for pushing their social agenda on troops during wartime. “They will do what is asked of them,” McCain
which would begin at the Wool Bowl and end at Assurance Home, 1000 E. 18th St. “A group of guys ... wanted to do something good,” Garcia said. “Assurance Home has teenage kids and teenagers make up a lot of the youth that are in need.” On Saturday, dozens of bikers, car-clubs and independent riders gave out gifts and pizza to
Couple files lawsuit over ‘tax lightning’ LAS CRUCES (AP) — A Las Cruces couple is suing Dona Ana County over it’s plan to steeply increase the property taxes on their home. William and Martha Beerman filed the lawsuit Wednesday in state district court seeking to invalidate the higher taxes. The controversy centers on a phenomenon known as “tax lightning.” A 2001 state law says most people are subject to a 3 percent limit on how much their property values can climb each year for tax purposes. But the cap doesn’t apply if the home changes ownership. Two recent Bernalillo County court rulings found reassessments for newly purchased homes illegal, but they are on appeal and don’t apply outside that county.
“The plaintiffs contend they are victims of the same unconstitutional discrimination as that corrected by New Mexico 2nd District Court Judges Theresa Baca and Nan G. Nash in their respective decisions in August and October 2009,” Beerman wrote in court documents. Beerman will pay nearly $600 above what his neighbors pay if his suit fails, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News. The county is following the law as it exists in reassessing the home, said Deputy County Assessor Andy Segovia, who just won election as assessor and will take office next month. “Those two lawsuits in Albu-
Assurance Home kids. According to Ron Malone, director of Assurance Home, the first time the bike-run took place there were 10 bikers. He said more clubs have steadily contributed their support to the event since its inception. “It’s amazing to have ... See CHEER, Page A3
Sherif fs deputies seized a gun Wednesday evening after conducting searches of two residences located in the 700 block of East Third Street. The searches were the result of a report that members of one side of an ongoing feud had been threatened with a gun earlier that day. Witnesses reported that around 3:50 p.m near the intersection of Second Street and Atkinson Avenue that family members and friends of James Gomez were threatened by a woman with a gun. The family arrived at the Sheriff’s Office to report that a gray Chevy Malibu pulled up next to their vehicle as they were driving home from Gomez’s preliminary hearing for a first-degree murder charge. The witnesses said a female then pointed a gun at them. Gomez, 20, has been charged in the Feb. 13 death of Zachary Perez. The victims of Wednesday’s incident said they did not know the woman’s name, only her nickname. That name is associated with a member of the Perez family, said Lt. Britt Snyder, spokesman for the Chaves County Sheriff‘s Office. “This must have happened almost immediately after the families left the parking lot. It seems to have been a continuation of the tension that started See TEMPERS, Page A3
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Folklorico performs traditional Mexican dances from the Veracruz region for a large crowd gathered at the Roswell Mall Saturday during the Roswell Folklorico Annual Holiday Show.
Middle-schoolers take up ballroom dancing EMILY RUSSO MILLER RECORD STAFF WRITER
Andrew Fox, a soccer player, never thought he would become a dancer. But he and seven other middle-schoolers twirled to the tango, polka and salsa under the spotlights of the Yucca Center on Saturday night before a crowd of at least 50 people. “I never found interest in (dancing) before,” Fox, 13, said. That is, before his eighthgrade teacher at Sidney Gutierrez Middle School asked her students if they
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wanted to take ballroom dance classes as part of the career class curriculum. Shannon Aguilar, who had taken dancing lessons while she was in grade school in Utah, had the idea that ballroom dancing would be a good learning experience for the youngsters. “I didn’t think a bunch of eighth-graders would want to ballroom dance,” said Aguilar. “I was shocked that they did.” The career class Aguilar teaches is supposed to expose students to things they would not usually be interested in. In the past, her students have taken
bridge lessons, walked dogs for the Roswell Humane Society and worked with the CASA program. This is on top of the standard textbook classwork, which can include taking college preparation tests and advanced math classes at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. “In addition to the career exploration, we’re trying to get them to be a little more involved in the community and do a little more altruistic stuff so it’s not just me, me, me,” Aguilar said. The 22 kids enrolled in the career class began taking dance lessons during
school hours under the instruction of Bob Powers, a local dance teacher at Miss Minnie’s School of Ballet. They practiced for about an hour a week for 10 weeks. “I have never taught a class of middle-schoolers before,” Powers, 67, said. “But it’s wonderful. It’s the best class I’ve ever had.” Powers also offered them a chance to perform in front of an audience at the Adopta-Soldier dinner and dance benefit. As the band took a break Saturday night, the kids jumped on stage and See DANCING, Page A3
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Workshop explores new techniques for treating PTSD EMILY RUSSO MILLER RECORD STAFF WRITER
When a woman from Roswell sought help for post-traumatic stress disorder, all the physicians in town recommended some sort of medication. The 65-year -old former Army colonel, who withheld her name, knew that was not how she wanted to be treated. It was only this past August that the woman discovered an alternative form of therapy to mitigate her anxiety called emotional freedom technique. She lear ned of the method, which claims to release energy blockages that cause negative emotions, through two local mental health service providers, La
Familia Mental Health on West Third Street and Embrace, Inc. off West McGaffey Street. “This does work,” the woman said in an interview. “Now I am living in my own apartment with a kitty cat and not feeling like The Lone Ranger, like there was nothing out there for me.” The woman shared her testimony at a free PTSD workshop for veterans, nonveterans and affected families at the Boys & Girls Club Board Room on South Garden Avenue on Saturday morning. The workshop was hosted by La Familia and Embrace. Though the technique has been criticized as “pseudoscience,” both the president and vice president of La Familia and the executive director of Embrace endorse
the psychotherapeutic technique as a viable option for managing symptoms of PTSD. “It’s our job as therapists to provide treatment approaches, and then clients are the ones who determine what approaches work for them,” Nathan Padilla, the executive director of Embrace, said. “T raditional counseling works for some, spiritual approaches work for others.” About 10 people attended the workshop. They watched videos promoting the technique, opened the forum up for discussion then received a quick demonstration by David Wright, the vice president of La Familia who first began using the technique to manage his Tourette syndrome.
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The way EFT works, according to one of the videos Wright played during the meeting, is by manipulating meridians, or acupuncture points on the body. “When human beings are under stress, they naturally rub or touch or tap parts of their bodies,” Dawson Church, the founder of the Soul Medicine Institute, explained in the video. “So we found that if we tap or rub or touch these points in sequence — and there are about 14 of them on the body — that it has a remarkable effect in reducing our stress.” Church continued on to say that a patient is supposed to pair a memory of trauma with a “positive statement of self-acceptance”
while simultaneously tapping meridians in sequence. After Wright tur ned of f the video, he preemptively addressed the skeptics in the audience by admitting he knows it looks kooky. He then asked for a volunteer from the audience to participate in a demonstration. A man, who had survived a car wreck, went to the front of the room and rated his anxiety an eight on a scale from one to 10. After about 15 minutes of EFT Wright asked him to rate his anxiety level again on the same scale. The man lowered his rating to a six. “It’s not that his fear was cured, but at that moment he felt more grounded,” Padilla observed.
Father runs from coast to coast to GOP bid to change nuclear treaty fails raise awareness about mental illness EMILY RUSSO MILLER RECORD STAFF WRITER
The journey into Roswell was not easy for Guy Fessenden, a marathon runner on a mission to raise awareness for mental illness. To get here, he ran from Jal, a city in Lea County 150 miles southeast of Roswell. His youngest daughter advised him over the phone to run from west to east so that the wind would be at his back and so that he would be running toward Suzanne, his daughter diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression who inspired him to run 100 marathons in 140 days. Instead, he said regrettably, he chose to run east to west and battled surprisingly vicious headwinds which pulled him back with every step. “It felt like I was on a treadmill and not getting anywhere,” Fessenden said. “That was a hard day.” Fessenden says he draws motivation from Suzanne, 28, to get through difficult days like this. “My daughter wakes up in the morning and closes her eyes (to hide from her hallucinations and voices),” he said. “How can I quit when she keeps going?” The 53-year-old father with saltand-pepper hair from Hartsdale, N.Y., began his journey on Oct. 2 in Savannah, Ga. His ambitious crosscountry route is a straight line from the East Coast to the West Coast. He will run through eight states, including New Mexico, and plans to finish Feb. 19 in Los Angeles. Every mile, he says, is for Suzanne and the millions of people who suffer from mental illness. He estimates his
Guy Fessenden visited Roswell last week on his mission to complete 100 marathons in 140 days to raise awareness for mental illness.
daughter has spent seven of the past 12 years in hospitals. Her condition took a turn for the worse about a decade ago after she received two seven-day sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. “They jolted her with so much electricity... it ended up taking up most of her short-term memory,” he said angrily. He said he felt duped by the doctors who sold the ECT as the “latest and greatest” technology to treat schizophrenia and depression. What infuriated him further is the lack of money invested in funding research for mental illness. He points out on his website that
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats deflected an initiative by Republicans on Saturday that would have forced U.S. and Russian negotiators to reopen an arms treaty reducing stockpiles of nuclear warheads. But the 59-37 vote against an amendment by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., indicated the difficulty President Barack Obama is having in trying to win Senate ratification of the treaty before a new, more Republican Congress assumes power in January. Treaties require a two-thirds majority of those voting in the Senate, or 67 votes if all 100 senators vote. Led by McCain, Obama’s GOP opponent in the 2008 presidential election, Republicans tried to strike words from the treaty’s preamble that they say would allow Russia to withdraw from the pact if the U.S. develops a missile defense system in Europe. The treaty is a foreign policy priority for Obama, who signed it in April with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. It would limit each country’s strategic nuclear warheads to 1,550, down from the current ceiling of 2,200, and establish a system for monitoring and verification. U.S. weapons inspections ended a year ago with the expiration of the 1991 arms control treaty. Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to call for ratification. He also tried to allay GOP doubts with a letter Saturday to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledging to carry through with planned U.S. missile defense facilities in Romania and Poland that would be capable of intercepting a missile from Iran aimed at the U.S.
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said of service members. “But don’t think there won’t be a great cost.” How the military will implement a change in policy, and how long that will take remains unclear. Senior Pentagon officials have said the new policy could be rolled out incrementally, service by service or unit by unit. In a statement issued immediately after the vote, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he will begin
the certification process immediately. But any change in policy won’t come until after careful consultation with military service chiefs and combatant commanders, he said. “Successful implementation will depend upon strong leadership, a clear message and proactive education throughout the force,” he said. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he welcomes the change. “No longer will able men and women who want to serve and sacrifice for their
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inside the courthouse,” Snyder said. After Gomez’s hearing Wednesday afternoon, a fight erupted between the two families in the courthouse mezzanine. The Roswell Police Department was called in to support Chaves County Courthouse staff in their efforts to escort the
country have to sacrifice their integrity to do so,” he said. “We will be a better military as a result.” Sen. Carl Levin, a chief proponent of repeal, said he has received a commitment from the administration that it won’t drag its heels. “We hope it will be sooner, rather than later,” he said. The fate of “don’t ask, don’t tell” had been far from certain earlier this year when Obama called for its repeal in his State of the Union address. Despite strong backing from liber-
family members from the building. Perez’s death, and the filing of charges against Gomez, has been an emotional one for both families. Following Wednesday’s report of a gun being brandished, a warrant was issued to search two premises. During their search, deputies confiscated a gun they found, although Snyder admitted “we don’t know if this is the gun that was used.”
als in Congress, Republicans and conservative Democrats remained skeptical that lifting the ban could be done quickly without hurting combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In February, Mullen provided the momentum Obama needed by telling a packed Senate hearing room that he felt the law was unjust. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mullen became the first senior active-duty officer in the military to suggest that gays could serve openly without affecting military
The incident is currently listed as an aggravated assault. However, Snyder did not know if charges would be filed. “We don’t know how many people were in the car. We only know that the victims seem to be connected to Gomez, and the suspects seem to be connected with Perez,” Snyder said. The investigation is continuing, he added. email@example.com
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would have much of an effect. But of those who did predict negative consequences, most were assigned to combat arms units. The statistic became ammunition for opponents of repeal, including the service chiefs of the Army and Marine Corps. “I don’t want to lose any Marines to the distraction,” Gen. James Amos, head of the Marine Corps, told reporters. “I don’t want to have any Marines that I’m visiting at Bethesda (Naval Medical Center) with no legs be the result of any type of distraction.”
effectiveness. “No matter how I look at the issue,” Mullen said, “I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.” With Mullen’s backing, Gates ordered a yearlong study on the impact, including a survey of troops and their families. The study, released Nov. 30, found that two-thirds of service members didn’t think changing the law
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Greenwood, Arkansas — Shirley Pryor, 74, passed away on Dec. 13, 2010, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. She was born Oct. 6, 1936, to Mary and Fred Miles in Dexter, N.M. She was preceded in death by her parents; twin siblings Forest Miles and Lauda Miles; her husband, Jack Pryor; and a daughter, Stacey Gandy. She is survived by a son, Richard Pryor (Laura) and two daughters, Rhonda Pryor and Melody Hansen, all of Greenwood; her twin brother, Roy Miles (Jetta) of Roswell;
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and brothers Doyal Miles (Fanalou) of Roswell and Kenneth Goins of Carlsbad. Shirley leaves behind grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Arkansas, Mississippi, California and Nevada as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Greenwood under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. You may visit www.mcconnellth.com to place an online tribute to the family. See OBITUARIES, Page B6
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SANTA FE — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez appears poised to follow in Gov. Bill Richardson’s footsteps as the second governor in a row to be considered for the U.S. vice presidency during her second year in office. But her path will be very different. Richardson had to work for his consideration all the way. Like Martinez, Richardson’s goal was not to be just vice president. He wanted to be president. And while working toward that goal, he was busy building the best resume of any possible presidential candidate. Richardson began his career by getting a master’s degree in international relations from the prestigious Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Next, he joined the staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Then he moved to New Mexico as executive director of the state Democratic Party. Losing that job to a change in administrations, Richardson briefly
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became an international trade consultant. From there, he ran for Congress until he won and served in the U.S. House for 14 years, becoming a deputy Democratic whip and chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. During his congressional career, Richardson went on numerous foreign policy missions for President Bill Clinton. He left Congress to become Clinton’s United Nation’s ambassador. After two years in that job, Clinton moved him over to become secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. While in that position, Vice President Al Gore considered him as a vice-presidential running mate
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in 2000. Security problems at the Energy Department’s Los Alamos National Laboratory plus the rising price of gasoline derailed that possibility. But soon Richardson was on the trail of running for governor of New Mexico. If successful, he could add that to his two years experience at the Department of Energy to give him more administrative experience, in addition to his legislative experience, than any other expected presidential candidate. As governor, Richardson didn’t slow down on the national scene either. He became president of the Democratic Governors Association and chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention. During his first year as governor, Richardson was a whirlwind of action with numerous “bold initiatives.” Included were a commuter train, a spaceport, many environmental initiatives and a big tax cut directed mainly at higher incomes to attract new businesses. Richardson was mentioned fre-
quently as a vice-presidential candidate again in 2004, two years into his gubernatorial term. He frequently denied it and eventually released a letter to Democratic nominee John Kerry asking not to be considered. Three years later, we saw Richardson begin a grueling effort for the presidential nomination. It was uphill all the way. He had little support from national figures. And he had to raise a huge amount of money. He led the bottom tier of candidates but despite a tremendous amount of effort, his candidacy never really got off the ground. And with an Anglo name, he had trouble identifying himself to other Hispanics as one of them. In contrast, Susana Martinez is obviously Hispanic and obviously female — two demographics national Republicans are trying hard to attract. She is the first and only governor to fit those qualifications, making her a very hot commodity.
The only Hispanic Republican woman in Congress is Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen, of Florida. She is Cuban and has been in the House for 20 years Martinez had no trouble raising money for her primary or general elections or her inaugural events. She appears to have strong support from national GOP leaders. Her road to national office appears far easier than Richardson’s if she doesn’t trip along the way. And it should allow her to remain in our state much more than Gov. Richardson has. If her first year in office is successful, expect to see Martinez seriously considered as a vice-presidential running mate for anyone but Sarah Palin in the spring of 2012. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 9840982; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christmas celebrations come in many forms and the holiday can represent different things at various stages in our lives, but for all who exchange gifts this Saturday, the message is universally one of love. In the formative years of our lives, Christmas is a magical time of year centered around wondrous stories passed down from generation to generation. In some families, the focus of the day is on the birth of Jesus Christ. For others of a more secular nature, Santa Claus is at the heart of celebrations. In many households both figures are present, which can lead to some complicated discussions between parents and young children. As we grow older, Christmas begins to evolve. Our minds probe the stories we are told and we begin to ask questions about this special day of exchanging gifts. Santa is frequently the first victim of our inquiries. Whether we catch our parents putting out presents from Santa, or the bad news is broken by an older child who thinks it’s time for us to wise up, the loss of that jolly old man is always disappointing. Luckily, children are extremely resilient, and no one really stops believing in Santa until they’re ready to do so. Even if he’s not personally delivering presents to us, we can envision Santa out there somewhere delivering toys to good girls and boys. Our parents are merely acting on his behalf so he can focus on children who are less fortunate. Even when we finally accept he does not physically exist, we hold on to the message he embodies. Later in our lives we get to carry on the tradition by playing Santa for the next generation. The birth of Jesus also takes its knocks. There’s always some smart aleck who explains that if you look closely at the details of the Bible’s account of his birth, it’s apparent he wasn’t born in December. Then they’ll go on to explain that Dec. 25 was chosen as a way of coopting pagan winter celebrations for the benefit of Christians. For those who pay tribute to the birth of Jesus, it doesn’t matter if the celebration takes place on the exact day of the year he was born. It’s not about getting the date right. It’s about the message Jesus delivered. Fortunately, the Christmas spirit remains strong in most of us. Whether Santa or Jesus, or both, is at the center of our individual celebrations, the message of love is a constant. Christmas is a day based on giving gifts out of love. Santa delivers gifts for children. Jesus’ birth represents a divine gift of love to the world. And we do mean “gifts.” Gifts are not earned. They are not rewards. They are not bribes. If you give someone an item for doing what you want, it’s payment. If you give a gift because you expect one in return, it’s bartering. A true gift is given with no expectations of receiving anything in return. It is a display of love. It is a demonstration of the desire to make someone else happy. Valentine’s Day may be dedicated to romantic love, but Christmas is the embodiment of the selfless love of family and friends. As children we focus on the gifts we receive. As adults, we come to realize Christmas is really about giving, not receiving. If you get exactly what you want, it’s only because the giver knows you well and therefore knows what you would like beneath the Christmas tree. This Christmas, look beyond the physical items you receive and recognize them for the expressions of love they truly are. In doing so you will get a far better gift than whatever happens to be underneath the bows and wrapping paper.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My daughter is 18 years old. She has swelling in her left cheek that is now moving into her eye. Her dermatologist says it’s cystic acne. We tried tetracycline and erythromycin, to no avail. What can we do? Your help would be appreciated. DEAR READER: Let’s start with some basic facts about acne. First, despite popular belief, acne can occur to anyone at any age but is most common in teenagers. Because of this, it is thought that hormones may play a role. For some women, the week prior to menstruation, pregnancy or starting/stopping birth control may also cause outbreaks. When pores that contain hair follicles become plugged
It was a good year for city of Roswell Happy Holidays! As we approach the end of another year, it’s only fitting that I share this time to reflect upon some of the many accomplishments that, as a community, we have experienced. Across our state and across our nation, municipalities are struggling. Economic conditions are difficult, jobs are scarce and communities are hurting. Our hearts go out to them. The Christmas Season is a time of faith and hope … for those who need faith and hope. And, it is a time of reflection … to deter mine whether or not we were good stewards of our resources and
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by an overproduction of oil, a buildup of bacteria and/or irregular shedding of dead skin cells, acne can occur. It primarily af fects the face, shoulders, back, neck and chest because these areas have the greatest number of functional oil glands. There are five types of lesion associated with acne. — Papules are small, raised
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our opportunities. At the first of the year, I shared my priorities for growth and prosperity. I have said more than once, that Roswell’s best days are yet to come. And, I have challenged the collective efforts of this community to work together to make Roswell a better place
bumps that may be red and tender, and typically signal inflammation or infection of the opening of the hair follicle. — Nodules are large, solid lumps beneath the surface of the skin and may be painful, indicating infection deep within the hair follicles. — Pustules are red, tender, pus-filled lesions. — Comedones occur when the hair follicle becomes plugged by oil and dead skin. When the pore is open, the plug becomes dark and is referred to as a blackhead. When the pore is closed, the lesion is referred to as a whitehead because it remains fleshcolored. — Cysts are pus-filled lumps beneath the skin that
to live and to raise a family. And now, I want you to know how proud we can all be, as I share some little known information. Priority No. 1 — a safe and secure Roswell. Although elected officials do not fight crime, we support and encourage those men and women who do … and the enthusiasm from council chambers has been resounding. Better pay, more law enforcement personnel along with the trust and confidence of knowing that our community supports those who protect us, are the tools that were provided to our police department. And the results are
are often painful. They are boil-like and are the most likely for m to cause scarring. Because of this, cystic acne is the most severe form of acne and the hardest to treat. In most cases, a physician doesn’t need to treat acne. If the lesions resist over -thecounter remedies, cover a large area, or are adversely affecting your social interactions or self-esteem, referral to a dermatologist may be beneficial. There are several over-thecounter remedies. Most are topical lotions or ointments. These may contain salicylic or lactic acid, sulfur, resorcinol or benzoyl peroxide as the See GOTT, Page A5
pretty positive: Assault cases — down 12.5 percent Domestic violence cases — down 8.32 percent Burglary cases — down 25.31 percent Murder cases — down 50 percent That’s a great ef fort on behalf of an entire community! We should all be proud and commit ourselves to even better results in 2011. Fighting crime is a team ef fort. It requires participation from not just our law enforcement personnel, but also from our
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Dec. 19, 1985 • Mikey Harp, a senior at Goddard High School, attended the recent 198586 National Future Farmers of America Convention in Kansas City, Mo., where she worked with the national staff with the National Proficiency Award Competition. Harp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hobson, is the reporter for the Goddard chapter of FFA. While in Kansas City, she also worked photo sessions, wrote press releases, attended banquets and performed general office work. • Kathy Ray, family nurse practioneer, and Toni Hall, registered nurse certified, have received certification from the International Childbirth Education Association. The women are childbirth education instructors at ENMMC.
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business community as well as from private citizens. Positive things happen in communities with low crime rates. Priority No. 2 — job Creating creation. employment requires a little different approach. It’s a private sector determination and it must make perfect sense to the business owner. It’s about location, available workforce and community participation and timing … and through all of that, we must present ourselves as the per fect opportunity. What a lot of responsibility … what a lot of effort! Yet, Roswell is fortunate to have a very talented economic developer in Bob Donnell. His hard work is beginning to pay dividends. Through the partnership of city government and economic development, a probusiness attitude has been established and companies are realizing the benefits of doing business in Roswell. A recent survey of 10 local businesses projected accumulative increases of 443 employees to their current workforce over the next 12 months. That’s an increase of 55 percent and it’s a positive indicator of the aggressive manner in which we are attracting jobs to our community. Some of those businesses surveyed include: Leprino Foods, Dean Baldwin Painting, AerSale, Stewart Industries, El Charro, Berken Energy and MISTIC. These are exceptional employers and each is
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hoping to make a significant contribution to the city of Roswell. It’s not fair to claim that there are no jobs in Roswell! The growth of prosperity within our community is the envy of many municipalities. It is important to let employers know how much we appreciate their commitment to Roswell. We can best accomplish that by providing them with a strong labor force. Roswell has a proud history of hard working men and women. It’s time to rekindle that pride and recreate our work ethic. Let that be our resolution for 2011. Exceptional employers, combined with an exceptional workforce are a power ful step toward a prosperous community. Priority No. 3 — a transparent community. Numerous steps were taken to open the doors of City Hall and to encourage the talents within this community to take an active role in who we are. I will say that that decision was the cornerstone for a successful 2010. Believe me when I say that Roswell is filled with extremely talented people and as we work together, our confidence takes root and our economic structure begins to flourish. Now, consumer confidence is a sensitive measurement and can fluctuate on a daily basis. Simply put, it measures the welfare of a community. It takes into consideration the health (which is safety) and the prosperity (which are jobs) and how they positively affect the morale and well being of the citizens. In other
words, as you feel safe and secure in your environment, you tend to be less restrictive in the things you do, as well as in how you spend your money. To that end, a quick look at the city’s gross receipts tax revenues might provide us with a sense of how our confidence currently stands. Over the course of the past 12 months, our gross receipts tax revenues have fallen. Now, that is certainly not where we want to be, however, the decline appears to be about 1.4 percent. And, taking into consideration the condition of the national economy … that’s not bad. The good news, however, is that within the first six months of our current fiscal year, the second quarter revenues were about 2.78 percent greater than the first quarter. That means that our quality of life continues to improve, it means that more people are finding employment opportunities and it means that, as a community, we are feeling better about our future. And that’s a very good place to be! OK, with that quick overview of 2010, we are now prepared to work through the trials and tribulations of 2011. I’m confident, and I hope that you are as well, that we can let go of where we’ve been and take that first step toward where we want to be. While 2010 was a good year … 2011 can be a great year! God Bless you and your loved ones during this Christmas Season. Del
Orthodox Bahá'í Faith Appellate Court Upholds Favorable Decision for the Orthodox Bahá’í Faith
The Orthodox Bahá’í Faith was once again found not guilty in a court case brought on appeal by the U.S. National Spiritual Assembly (NSA) of Bahá’ís. The case and complete opinion of the court can be found on line at the address below:
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active ingredient. Their primary purpose is to dry oil and aid the removal of dry skin. Some prescription topicals work similarly to OTC products but are more potent, while others include topical retinoids and antibiotics. Antibiotics (oral and topical) are used to treat infection that may be present and are most commonly used by those with moderate to severe forms. Topical ointments are often used simultaneously. Oral contraceptives can be considered, especially if menstrual-cycle irregularities are also present. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion may be helpful. Laser and light therapies may be recommended for people who can’t tolerate acne medications. When cystic forms do not respond well to other options, isotretinoin may be considered. It is highly effective but carries some potentially serious side effects, so users must be closely moni-
tored. Women of reproductive age must participate in an FDA-approved monitoring program in order to receive the drug because of the high risk of birth defects should the woman become pregnant. These effects can last for several weeks after stopping treatment. Home remedies and prevention include using a mild cleanser and warm water to wash the affected areas no more than twice a day. Scrubbing or using strong cleansers may worsen the condition. Avoid touching the areas, using oily or greasy cosmetics or sunscreens, and picking or squeezing the lesions. Remove all makeup before bed, keep applicators clean, and don’t use outdated products. If the back, chest and/or shoulders are affected, avoid wearing tightfitting clothing. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is www.AskDrGottMD.com.
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What is this holiday called Christmas? A6 Sunday, December 19, 2010
What does Christmas mean to you? Give this some thought. If a foreign exchange student from a remote country to whom December 25th is merely the day after December 24th asked you “What is this thing called Christmas?” how would you explain it to him? Would you begin by telling him that it is a national holiday and as such you get a day or two off work? Would you tell him that it is a day when families get together to have a big meal and share each other’s company? Would you focus on the gifts that are given to one another? Would you talk about a fictitious man named Santa Claus who, faster than the speed of sound, in a single night crawls down chimneys delivering toys to boys and girls all over the world? Maybe you would talk about decorations put on houses to light up the cold winter nights or evergreen trees that are cut down, put in the living rooms and decorated with beautiful ornaments. You might talk about Christmas carols or people donating to those who are less fortunate. You might talk about holiday cards that are sent and received wishing joy and peace. Maybe you would describe a fire bur ning in the fireplace on a snowy winter morning. Although Christmas can be each of these things, if these are the only things that Christmas is
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about to you, you have missed the boat on what Christmas is truly about. It is about an event that happened about 2,000 years ago. It is about a young virgin mother named Mary who gave birth to a baby in a humble manger in Bethlehem. It is about a star in the sky and the wise men who followed that star. Christmas is about shepherds in the field being visited by angels who proclaimed the birth of a king. It is about the fulfillment of a prophecy written about almost seven centuries earlier. Although it is an often-used cliche, it is accurate: “Jesus is the reason for the season.” Without him, there would be no Christmas. This newborn child was born in a small village. He walked the earth for only 33 years and never traveled more than 200 miles from where he was born. He traveled as a preacher for only his last three years. He never had any significant earthly possessions. He never held an office or
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” don’t repeal
Dear Editor: In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama announced his intention to repeal the current policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) that restricts open homosexual behavior in the military. Contrary to popular belief, DADT is not the law of the land but was a compromise policy put in place by the Clinton Administration in 1993, after their original proposal to open the military to homosexuals was widely rejected. The actual law, Public Law 103-160, a part of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, enacted by the Congress and signed by President Clinton, is clear-cut in its intent to ban homosexual behavior in any form. After 16 years and 14 congressional hearings the law stood secure — until the election of President Obama. If you listen to the opponents of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (including the national media), you would come to the conclusion that almost everyone is for repeal. In truth, a large number of military associations as well as 1,160 retired generals and admirals are opposed to the overturning of DADT. Some of these organizations include the following: National Association for Uniformed Services, Association of the U.S. Navy, National Military Family Association, Air Force Association, America Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The only reason for changing the present policy is if it would help the military accomplish its mission. So far, no one has produced a single reason how it would. On the contrary, the commandants of the Air Force, the Army and the Marines all agree that it would have a drastic impact on unit retention, morale and readiness. The commandant of the Marines, Gen. James Amos, issued a stern warning:
wrote a book. Yet time itself is measured from his life. All the ar mies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the kings who ever reigned, and all of the parliaments who ever sat, put together, have not af fected the life of mankind upon this Earth as powerfully as this child whose birth Christmas is all about. His birth was prophesied in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, believed to have been written about 700 years earlier. In Chapter 7, Verse 14 we are told, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Later in Isaiah, Chapter 9, Verse 6 the author writes, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonder ful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” The message of Jesus’ birth is shared with us in several books of the Bible. In the second chapter of Luke we are told beginning at Verse 4, “So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be
“Right now is a very intense period of time for a pretty healthy slice of the U.S. Marine Corps. …When your life hangs on the line, you don’t want anything distracting … Mistakes and inattention, or distractions cost Marines’ lives.” If you are not convinced that changing the Military Code of Justice to allow open homosexual behavior would dangerously weaken the military, consider the following likely consequences: Seriously Damage Unit Effectiveness: The damage to unit cohesion would result in diminishing our nation’s war-fighting capacity and in our ability to maintain a unique environment necessary for the well-being and safety of our troops. Forcing soldiers to share close quarters with people of the same sex who might be sexually attracted to them would compromise their readiness due to increased sexual tension and possible aggression. Increase The Cost Of Health Related Conditions: Sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS would increase dramatically. The Center for Disease Control reports that AIDS is 50 times more common in men who have sex with men than in other populations. Male to male transmissions accounts for almost 60 percent of new HIV infections. Pose A Threat To Religious Liberties: Military chaplains would face the greatest challenge to their religious liberties. Would their sermons be censored to prevent them from preaching from biblical passages which describe homosexual conduct as immoral? Would they be denied promotion, or even be forced out of the military altogether if they held to the millenniaold Christian tradition that marriage is only between a man and a woman? And if a Christian soldier objects on moral grounds to being forced into close quarters with a predatory homosexual, who will get punished — the
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born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” The scripture continues telling us about shepherds in the fields who were visited by an angel. Beginning at Verse 10, “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’ When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’” The events of that joyous day two millenniums ago are well documented. The saying, “as excited as a child on Christmas morning” should be replaced with “as excited about a child as angels at the birth of Jesus.” Christmas is about the arrival of a Savior, not Santa Claus. Christmas is not about presents, it is about the presence of a baby who will reign forever and whose king-
Christian or the homosexual? Hamper Troop Recruiting And Retention: Repeal of the homosexual ban would discourage conservative families from sending their sons and daughters into an environment that promotes political correctness and sexual freedom at the expense of discipline and honor. There is considerable evidence that many current service members are reluctant to serve with open homosexuals, and will choose to leave voluntarily. A survey in the “Military Times” showed that 10 percent of currently serving personnel would leave the military, and another 14 percent would consider leaving. Jeopardize Our National Security: An example of the instability of the homosexual lifestyle being a detriment to national security is the arrest of Army Private Manning for leaking sensitive classified information to WikiLeaks.org. Even though it involved an act of treason and has done irreparable harm to our war efforts, the national media conveniently neglected to report that Manning is an extreme homosexual activist whose fury over the military DADT policy motivated him to betray his country. Could it be that it hasn’t been reported by the press because it might force the Congress to rethink the wisdom of revoking DADT? In closing, ask yourself the following questions: Why should those who are already making so many sacrifices be used to advance a radical social agenda that could cost them their lives? Shouldn’t we support and honor our brave military personnel who protect our freedoms and not burden them with such a divisive issue at a time when they are fighting two wars? Respectively yours, Ted Traxler, Father of Son in Afghanistan
dom will never end. It is about the greatest gift mankind has ever been given. The true reason for the season is the birth of the Christ child. It is about a God who loved the world so much that he sent his Son here to be our Savior. As we are told in John 3:16, “that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” The Christ child was sent so that he might live and die so that we might each receive the gift of eternal life. My prayer for you this Christmas is to not get so caught up in Christmas trees or what gifts you receive from others that you miss the true reason for Christmas. Read an account of Jesus’ birth from the Bible before your family opens its presents. Sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. Talk about what the birth of Jesus means to us today. Pray before your Christmas dinner. Take time to focus on what Christmas is all about. I want to wish each of you a blessed Christmas with the peace that passes all understanding that comes from the Savior who came to Earth born in a manger. More than just a thought ... Rick Kraft is a local attorney and the executive director of the Leadership Roswell Program. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to email@example.com or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, NM, 88202-0850.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2010. There are 12 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight On Dec. 19, 1960, fire broke out on the hangar deck of the nearly completed aircraft carrier USS Constellation at the New York Naval Shipyard; 50 civilian workers were killed. On this date In 1777, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, Pa., to camp for the winter. In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812. In 1843, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, was first published in England. In 1910, the artificial fiber rayon was first commercially produced by the American Viscose Co. of Marcus Hook, Pa. French author and dramatist Jean Genet (zhahn zhuh-NAY’) was born in Paris. In 1946, war broke out in Indochina as troops under Ho Chi Minh launched widespread attacks against the French. In 1950, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was named commander of the military forces of the North Atlantic T reaty Organization.
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This weekâ€™s Roswell SAFE Coalition Safety Column is brought to you by ENMR-Plateau and the Roswell SAFE Coalition. As I look outside, itâ€™s a beautiful winter day, about 50 degrees and heading for 68 degrees before the day is over. Itâ€™s really pretty difficult to think about winter driving! However, now is the time to be getting prepared for real winter in southeastern New Mexico. There are precautions to take if you are traveling into snow country or simply want to be prepared for the snow storm that we will get, sooner or later. Many people donâ€™t realize the increased risks of driving in inclement weather; wind stor ms, thunderstor ms, flooding. Just taking a simple trip to the grocery store can be dangerous in some cases. Taking a few simple precautionary steps can help make a difference in your winter travels. VEHICLE PREPARATION Winter time is the harshest season for vehicles. Prepare your vehicle for winter by scheduling a complete maintenance check in the fall. Battery: Cold weather starts require a battery that is fully charged. Recharge or replace weak batteries. Have your charging system checked, too. Ignition system: Damaged ignition wires or a cracked distributor cap may cause a sudden breakdown. Lights: Regularly check that all lights are functioning properly and that headlights are properly aimed. Brakes: Brakes should be checked and, if needed, serviced to ensure even braking. T ires: The traction between the tires and the road surface determines how well your vehicle starts, tur ns and stops. Make certain your snow tires or all-season radials are properly inflated and in good condition. Ensure all four tires have the same tread pattern for even traction. Exhaust system: Have the exhaust system fully checked for leaks that could send carbon monox-
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) #### A strong sense of direction defines your mor ning. The ability to flex becomes more important as the day continues. Communication might be off, as many people could respond to only a few words rather than a total concept. Staying even could be very important. Tonight: Having discussions, catching up on friendsâ€™ news, answering e-mail. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) # # # A steady path seems to be the only way to go most of the time, especially when dealing with finances. What happens and how you proceed become an issue when the unexpected starts running riot. Tonight: Center yourself, then clear up a misunderstanding. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ##### Smile this morning. You have the capability to handle whatever you must. A key figure or situation could become quite demanding, fraught with unexpected developments this afternoon. Remember, youâ€™ve got what it takes. Tonight: Blowing off steam and maybe having some fun on the way. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ## The smart Moon Child will decide to break from his or her usual routine. You need
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that extra time to center and perhaps finish off some holiday errands. For you, it is important to be prepared, and that you will be. Tonight: Keep it low-key. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) #### You could be overwhelmed; many people seek you out. Though you focus on one issue at a time, you could be a little taken aback by the time you spend working with others. Confusion surrounds communication. A partner or dear friend is nearly instinctive. Tonight: Where the crowds are. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) #### Take the lead. Others knock on your door. Friends call requesting this or that. Be careful dealing with so many people. You might not be so effective. Your intuition helps with last-minute errands. Tonight: A must appearance.
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ##### Keep reaching out for those at a distance, whether itâ€™s family, friends or associates. Make the most of the good humor of the moment. Donâ€™t stand on ceremony with an unreturned call. Remember, â€œâ€™tis the season.â€? Tonight: Touch base with a special person in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) #### You have a way with a key associate or partner. You need to be creative in how you approach this person, yet you generally get an agreement. Could the person in question be a secret admirer? Tonight: Make it comfortable and cozy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) #### Others seem to know they have the power to make what they want happen. It nearly boils down to whether you are willing to be a player or you want to be a witness. Either way works; the choice is yours. Tonight: Touch base with someone you have been on the outs with. It is Christmastime. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ### Tackle as much as you can today. The real objective is to complete anything not
related to the holiday season but is pending. Use your instincts with a financial matter or key gift. You know which way to go. Tonight: Get wrapping, etc., done. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) #### Your imagination will kick in, especially if you hit a financial brick wall. Youâ€™ll find a way to sail right through, and quickly at that. Investigate an opportunity, even if the person presenting it has been harsh or outrageous. Know when to look past the obvious. Tonight: Kick up your heels. P I S C E S ( F e b . 1 9 - M a rc h 2 0 ) # # # Know your limits and understand where a family member is coming from. You u p s et ot h er s wh en you let go an d become unpredictable. Misunderstandings could happen. Confirm meetings, etc. Tonight: Home is where your heart is.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010
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The New Mexico School of Baseball will hold a pitching and catching clinic on Jan. 8-9 at Canutillo High School in El Paso. The camp for 9- to 13year-olds will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the camp for 14to 18-year-olds will run from 2-4 p.m. Florida Marlins scout Sam Chavez and Colorado Rockies scout Darrell Carrillo will serve as instructors for the camp. The cost is $55 for both days or $35 for one day. The camp is limited to 30 players per age group. For more information, call 505-463-2122 or e-mail email@example.com.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gordon Hayward couldn’t quite say no to the NBA’s money. The 6-foot-9 sophomore spent Wednesday afternoon telling Bulldogs players and coaches that he would enter the NBA draft while retaining his option of returning to the school he nearly led to a national championship. Hayward has until May 8 to withdraw his name from the draft. He is projected to go in the top 15 picks and would become the first Butler player selected in the first round. “I have decided to declare for this June’s NBA draft,” Hayward said in a statement. “At the present time, I have not signed with an agent. I’m looking forward to further exploring my options in the NBA, while finishing this semester strongly in the classroom.” A native of Brownsburg, Ind., located on the west side of Indianapolis, Hayward led the Bulldogs with 15.5 points per game and into the school’s first national championship game.
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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Freshman Jake Heaps threw four touchdown passes, connecting with Cody Hof fman on three scores, and finished with 264 yards passing to help BYU beat over matched Texas-El Paso 52-24 on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. It capped a big tur naround for the Cougars (76), whose 1-4 start included a rare loss to instate rival Utah State. At that point, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall told his team it would be a remarkable feat to reach a bowl game and win it. Mission accomplished for the Cougars, who won five of their last seven regularseason games to become bowl eligible. In the first game of college football’s bowl season, Mendenhall’s team showed just how far BYU came by dominating the Miners (6-7). Coffman had eight catches for 137 yards, while Joshua Quezada ran for 101 yards and J.J. DiLuigi added 98 yards on the ground to help the Cougars in their final contest before they begin play as an independent in football next season. Heaps became the first freshman quarterback to start any of BYU’s 29 bowl games. For most of the day, he looked like a polished veteran and showed why he was one of the nation’s top recruits com-
BYU's JJ DiLuigi, right, eludes UTEP's Jeremy Springer during the first quarter of the New Mexico Bowl, Saturday.
ing out of high school in the Seattle suburbs in 2009. He completed seven of his first nine attempts, with both of those incompletions on drops. The Cougars raced to a 14-0 lead. J.D. Falslev returned the game’s first punt 43 yards to set up a 4-yard TD run by Bryan Kariya. Heaps threw a 9yard strike to Luke Ashworth, a 31-yard pass to
Coffman and made it 31-3 midway through the second quarter on a 3-yard pass to Hoffman. On that play, Heaps also broke Ty Detmer’s 22-yearold BYU freshman record for most passing TDs in a season. Heaps, who finished with 15 TD passes on the year, was 25 of 34 with one interception and was selected the game’s most valuable of fensive player.
BYU also got two interceptions by Andrew Rich, voted the most valuable defensive player. UTEP’s season went in the opposite direction compared to BYU, with the Miners losing six of seven after opening 5-1. They still reached a bowl game for the first time since 2005 but dropped to 0-5 since beating Mississippi 14-7 in the 1967 Sun Bowl.
T revor Vittatoe, who postponed surgery on his left ankle just so he could play in the postseason, threw three TD passes, all to Kris Adams on plays of 67, 37 and 49 yards. But that was the bulk of the of fense for the Miners, whose 233 total yards included minus-12 yards rushing. Vittatoe was 14 of 29 for 245 yards with two interceptions.
No. 22 Texas Bobcat boys move to 9-0 holds off UNC RECORD STAFF REPORTS
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Cory Joseph hit a turnaround jumper over Dexter Strickland with 1.4 seconds left to help No. 22 Texas beat North Carolina 78-76 on Saturday. Joseph had a seasonhigh 21 points for the Longhorns (9-2), while Jordan Hamilton had a teamhigh 24 points as Texas trailed for most of the second half before rallying in the final 3 minutes to edge
out the Tar Heels (7-4) playing in front of an instate crowd. Strickland matched his career-high with 18 points for North Carolina. Freshman Harrison Bar nes added 16 points, including the tying 3 with 12.7 seconds left that set up Joseph’s winner. Joseph drove to the top See TEXAS, Page B2
SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS 1948 — The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Cardinals 7-0 in a major snowstorm for the NFL title and the Cleveland Browns beat the Buffalo Bills 49-7 for the AAFC title. 1984 — In his 632nd NHL game, Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scores the 1,000th point of his career with an assist in a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. 1990 — Los Angeles Raiders running back Bo Jackson is named to the AFC Pro Bowl team, as a reserve, becoming the first athlete chosen for All-Star games in two sports.
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Texas' Cory Joseph (5) drives between North Carolina's John Henson (31) and Leslie McDonald during the first half of their game, Saturday.
TATUM — The Hagerman boys basketball team used a 22-6 first quarter en route to a 53-35 win over Tatum on Saturday. The Bobcats (9-0) came out and pressed the Coyotes in the first quarter, which helped them build their commanding lead. “We only pressed in the first quarter,” Hagerman coach Anthony Mestas said. “It was 22-6 after the first quarter and we got out of the press and we played zone the rest of the way. Like Friday, we were able to get everybody into the game.” A night after struggling to find his groove offensively, Michael Garcia bounced back with 15 points for Hagerman. “We just fed the ball inside to him and he pretty much scored when he wanted to,” Mestas said regarding Garcia’s game. “They played zone and he just posted up and got the shots he wanted.” Isaac Bejarano led the Bobcats with 20 points and Edward Montoya chipped in with 12 points. Valley Christian 35, Mescalero Apache 22 MESCALERO — The Valley Christian boys basketball team held Mescalero Apache scoreless in the third quarter as the Lions beat the Chiefs in the Mescalero Invitational consolation championship on Saturday. The Lions (6-5) led 2014 at halftime and with all of their starters back for the start of the second half, the defensive intensity picked up. “We are playing good defense right now,” VCA
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Hagerman’s Isaac Bejarano rests during a break in the Bobcats’ game against Dexter, Friday. Bejarano led Hagerman with 20 points in their win against Tatum, Saturday. coach Randy Lyons said. “Logan (Rader) and Taylor Line got into foul trouble and I had to sit them. We played with a scrambled lineup in the first half and they did a good job. The starters came back out at the start of the third and were well rested and that led to the defensive effort. “We controlled the tempo really well. They knew that we go inside a lot and they were trying to clog the inside. We had the lead, and didn’t have to do anything. So, we just ran the clock and we got into the double bonus before they got into the bonus.” Gus Gray paced the Lions with 14 points, while Line added 11 points. Girls Basketball Tatum 44, Hagerman 34 TATUM — Free-throw
shooting was the difference as the Hagerman girls basketball team fell to 4-6 with a loss to Tatum on Saturday. The Bobcats shot 8 of 17 from the charity stripe, while the Coyotes went 16 of 20 from the free-throw line. After scoring four points in the first quarter, Hagerman bounced back in the next two periods, scoring 12 points in both the second and third quarters to take a 28-27 lead entering the fourth quarter. In the final period, the Coyotes pressed the foulplagued Bobcats. The score was tied with about three minutes left and Tatum was able to pull away by clutch foul shooting. “In the fourth quarter, we were in foul trouble See WRAP, Page B3
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Magic trade for Arenas, Turkoglu, Richardson
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — So much for another tweak. A rough patch early this season was enough to convince the Orlando Magic that perhaps they weren’t good enough to contend in the Easter n Conference after all. They acquired troubled guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards and Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns in a major roster shake up Saturday. The Magic sent forward Rashard Lewis to Washington and Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat to Phoenix in a separate Orlando also trade. received Earl Clark from the Suns. “We needed a little bit more punch,” Magic president Otis Smith said. “All those guys coming in have an ability to move the ball. After looking at our team through 25 games, we were missing a little something. I thought change was needed.” The overhaul was a major move for a franchise that began the season believing it had all the pieces for its first championship. Instead, Orlando had lost five of its last six games to drop from first to fourth in the Eastern Conference. The slide was magnified by
winning streaks of 11 by Miami and 12 by Boston, a ripple ef fect that was enough to force Orlando to revamp the roster. Again. After losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA finals in the 2008-09 season, the Magic parted ways with Turkoglu — a fan favorite who went to Toronto — and traded with New Jersey to get Carter. The decision turned out to be a disaster; Carter struggled mightily in Orlando’s disappointing exit in the East finals last season against Boston. An early-season skid forced Smith to reverse course. “I don’t think it’s admitting a mistake,” he said. “I don’t regret breaking up the finals team. I think it was the right decision at the time.” The Wizards and Suns were happy to part ways with pieces that didn’t pan out. Arenas was suspended 50 games last season for bringing a gun into Washington’s locker room. He also faked an injury to sit out a preseason game this year, and his often critical remarks were a distraction for a young team now centered on No. 1 overall pick John Wall. “We’re totally in a
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Northern Illinois spent the last two weeks dealing with turmoil, first losing a conference title and then its head coach. The Huskies took out whatever frustration was left on Fresno State. Quarterback Chandler Harnish ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and Northern Illinois made interim coach Tom Matukewicz a winner in his only game in charge with a 40-17 victory over Fresno
State in the Humanitarian Bowl on Saturday night. Northern Illinois (11-3) ear ned a school-record 11th victory by settling a turbulent two-week stretch that started with a loss to Miami, Ohio in the MidAmerican Conference title game, then was compounded 48 hours later by the departure of head coach Jerry Kill for Minnesota. That left Matukewicz in charge for the Huskies. His goal was getting his players to focus for two weeks and
In this Nov. 23 file photo, Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, center, drives past Philadelphia 76ers guard Andre Iguodala, left, and forward Andres Nocioni during the second half of their game. The Orlando Magic acquired Arenas from the Wizards and Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns in a major roster shakeup, Saturday.
rebuild,” Wizards coach Flip Saunders said. “We’ve said that. We were in a situation where we had three of our top players play pretty much the same position in John (Wall) and Gilbert and Kirk (Hinrich).” For the Suns, the deal was the first significant move pulled of f by their new front office of president Lon Babby and general
manager Lance Blanks. The deal addresses Phoenix’s glaring weaknesses: a lack of size and poor defense. “Carter and Pietrus give us a great defensive presence on the perimeter and they should be extremely dynamic offensively. And, of course, I think we all recognize that we had a need here for an increased interior presence, size and
not worry about what changes might be coming when Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren is done game planning for TCU in the Rose Bowl and becomes the new head coach — with Matukewicz staying on as linebackers coach. Goal accomplished. NIU won its first bowl game 2004, and since Matukewicz pumped his fists around his jubilant team after getting a water bucket dump in the final
minute, which was followed by blowing snow as the Huskies celebrated on the field. Harnish finished 17 of 25 for 300 yards passing and another 72 yards rushing. It helped his receivers made highlight catches — like Perez Ashford’s fingertip grab on the sideline and Willie Clark’s mid-route adjustment for 32-yard gain — and Fresno State’s defensive line getting no pressure on Harnish. Running back Chad Spann added 95 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 22 rushing TDs on the season and, for now, put him one ahead of Oregon’s LaMichael James for most in the country. Fresno State (8-5) continued its troubling postseason trend of playing up against BCS opponents, but struggling against those from non-automatic qualifying conferences. In its last 11 bowl appearances, the Bulldogs are 4-1 against BCS teams and 0-6 against the others. Ryan Colburn threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns, including an 11yard strike to Jamal Hamier on Fresno State’s first possession. But Colburn was sacked six times — three by Jake Coffman — and the Bulldogs offense couldn’t match NIU. Running back Robbie Rouse, who missed the Bulldogs regular season finale against Illinois after hand surgery, was held to 32 yards with a long of 21. In its two games on Boise’s blue turf this season, the Bulldogs were outscored 91-17.
NIU topples Fresno State, 40-17
Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish celebrates a first-half touchdown against Fresno State in the Humanitarian Bowl, Saturday.
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of the key against Strickland and pump-faked to get the sophomore airborne, then spun to his right and lofted a shot that dropped cleanly through the net for the lead. The shot sent the Texas bench into celebration, though the Tar Heels had a chance to answer. They inbounded the ball to halfcourt and called a timeout to set up a play with 0.8 seconds left, but Kendall Marshall managed only a desperation 3 that hit all backboard as the horn sounded.
Hamilton went 10 for 18 from the field and made four 3-pointers to go with 10 rebounds to lead the Longhorns. Tyler Zeller, the team’s leading scorer, managed 14 points for the Tar Heels. It was a good win for the Longhor ns as they enter a tough stretch of nonconference games. Next up is a trip to No. 14 Michigan State on Wednesday followed by a home game against No. 4 Connecticut three games later before opening Big 12 Conference play against Texas Tech. As for the Tar Heels, they fell just short in adding another marquee
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victory to their resume. They edged Kentucky two weeks ago at home, but had played just two games since during exams and couldn’t quite pull this one out when things got tight late. Texas led by 10 points in the first half before North Carolina finally stood up to the Longhor ns’ physical play inside and kept them off the of fensive boards. North Carolina rallied to take a 33-32 halftime lead, then led by as many as seven points three times to charge up the arena located about an hour west of the Chapel Hill campus. T ristan Thompson’s
dunk over Zeller gave Texas a 74-73 lead with 45.4 seconds to play. Then, after Zeller missed a hook shot on a good look with about 30 seconds left, J’Covan Brown hit two free throws to push the margin to three. Barnes answered with a confident catch-and-shoot 3 over Dogus Balbay from the left wing to tie it, only to see Joseph top him on the next possession. Hamilton went 10 for 18 from the field and made four 3-pointers to go with 10 rebounds to lead the Longhorns. Zeller, the team’s leading scorer, managed 14 points for the Tar Heels.
rebounding,” Babby said. “And Gortat is really someone that we’ve had our eye on since we got here.” The Magic made strong pushes to acquire Denver’s Carmelo Anthony or New Orleans’ Chris Paul, but after little progress, they began seeking other options. Smith has been a close friend and mentor to Are-
nas going back to their days at Golden State, when Smith was in the frontof fice and Arenas was a young player. Richardson was also with the Warriors for most of that time. One thing Smith said he’s not concerned about is Arenas’ off-the-court troubles. “We have a tendency not to forgive people in this country,” he said. “We have a tendency to hold onto things a little bit longer, particularly if they play professional sports.” Of bigger concern than the off-court problems was the three-time All-Star’s constant knee problems, which limited Arenas to 47 games the previous three seasons. Healthy again, Arenas has averaged 17.3 points and 5.6 assists this year. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said point guard Jameer Nelson will remain the starter. And among Arenas, Richardson and Turkoglu, one player will have to come off the bench. For now, the trades leave the Magic without a proven backup center. “That’s the one thing in the move that I think Otis and I both had concerns with,” Van Gundy said. “We think it was worth the gamble.”
Delaware beats Georgia Southern NEWARK, Del. (AP) — When Pat Devlin left Penn State for Delaware two years ago, this is the kind of moment he envisioned. The senior threw two touchdown passes and Delaware forced five turnovers to beat Georgia Southern 27-10 in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision semifinals Saturday. “It’s why I came here,” said Devlin, who completed 14 of 20 passes for 137 yards. “I came here to play in big games, I came here to play for championships. I’m just so excited that we’re able to get there.” Delaware (12-2) advanced to the championship game, where it will face Eastern Washington on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas. Eastern Washington beat 2009 champion Villanova 4131 in the other semifinal on Friday night. Delaware freshman Andrew Pierce ran for 186 yards on 26 carries to help the Blue Hens reach the title game for the third time since 2003. Georgia Southern (105) couldn’t overcome four lost fumbles, three of which came inside the Delaware 40. “The fumbles were big,” said first-year Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken. “But turnovers are going to be big, espe-
cially when you play a good team. You can’t have turnovers. “Those cost us points. When you do that against a good football team, it’s very difficult to win.” The Eagles, who had a six-game win streak snapped, pulled to 17-10 on Robert Brown’s 6-yard touchdown run with 7:37 remaining. The TD came on a fourth-and-goal with Brown taking a pitch around right end. It finished off a 16-play, 64yard drive that took 8:27 off the clock. But the Hens answered right back, going 60 yards on just three running plays to stretch the lead to 24-10. Pierce carried the ball twice for 52 yards on the drive before David Hayes scored on a 7-yard run up the middle with 6:05 remaining. Delaware added a 20yard field goal by Mike Perry with 3:32 remaining to account for the game’s final points. “What a team effort to get a win like this,” said Blue Hens coach K.C. Keeler. The Hens pushed their advantage to 17-3 late in the third quarter when Phillip Thaxton scored on a 24-yard pass from Devlin. With Georgia Southern blitzing, Thaxton got an initial block after catching a screen pass and went the rest of the distance untouched.
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Saturday’s Scores By The Associated Press Boys Basketball Artesia 68, Lovington 57 Clovis 71, Alamogordo 65 Hagerman 53, Tatum 35 Valley Christian 35, Mescalero Apache 22 Girls Basketball Lovington 56, Artesia 36 Magdalena 59, Hatch Valley 58 Tatum 44, Hagerman 34
National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB — Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .21 4 .840 6 New York . . . . . . . . . .16 11 .593 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .10 16 .385 11 1/2 12 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .10 17 .370 15 New Jersey . . . . . . . . .7 20 .259 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 8 .714 — Orlando . . . . . . . . . . .16 9 .640 2 1/2 3 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .17 11 .607 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . .9 17 .346 10 Washington . . . . . . . . .6 18 .250 12 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .16 8 .667 — Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .12 13 .480 4 1/2 6 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . .10 14 .417 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 19 .296 9 1/2 10 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .7 19 .269 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L San Antonio . . . . . . . .22 3 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 5 New Orleans . . . . . . .16 10 Memphis . . . . . . . . . .12 15 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .11 15 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Oklahoma City . . . . . .19 8 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 9 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .15 10 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .12 14 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . .6 20 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . .20 7 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . .12 13 Golden State . . . . . . .9 16 L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . .6 21 Sacramento . . . . . . . .5 19
Pct GB .880 — .808 1 1/2 .615 6 1/2 .444 11 .423 11 1/2
Pct GB .704 — .667 1 .600 3 .462 6 1/2 .231 12 1/2
Pct GB .741 — .480 7 .360 10 .222 14 .208 13 1/2
Thursday’s Games New Jersey 97, Washington 89 Boston 102, Atlanta 90 San Antonio 113, Denver 112 Friday’s Games Indiana 108, Cleveland 99 Miami 113, New York 91 L.A. Lakers 93, Philadelphia 81 Toronto 98, New Jersey 92 Atlanta 90, Charlotte 85 L.A. Clippers 109, Detroit 88 New Orleans 100, Utah 71 Oklahoma City 102, Sacramento 87 Houston 103, Memphis 87 Dallas 106, Phoenix 91 Minnesota at Portland, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at Orlando, 5 p.m. Miami at Washington, 5 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Chicago, 6 p.m. Utah at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 7 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games Indiana at Boston, 11 a.m. Atlanta at New Jersey, 11 a.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 11 a.m. Houston at Sacramento, 4 p.m.
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and they started pressing us pretty good,” Hagerman coach Casey Crandall said. “We were tied with about two or three minutes left, but we were in foul trouble and they started draining their free throws. The press really hurt us in the fourth quarter.” Brieanna Olivas led the Bobcats with 10 points, while Lexi Mason chipped in with eight points. Wrestling Rio Hondo Invitational Roswell The Roswell wrestling team beat Deming, while losing to Carlsbad, Hobbs, Goddard and Aztec on Saturday at the Rio Hondo Invitational. Coyote coach Chris Rottman said that his team was missing six weight classes and started each match in the hole. “We were missing six weight classes and were down 36 points at the start of each dual,” he said. “The kids who were expected to win, won. This was their first tournament, so they gained some good mat time.”
New Orleans at Detroit, 4 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.
National Football League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain AMERICAN CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct x-New England .11 2 0 .846 N.Y. Jets . . . . . . .9 4 0 .692 Miami . . . . . . . . .7 6 0 .538 Buffalo . . . . . . . . .3 10 0 .231 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Jacksonville . . . .8 5 0 .615 Indianapolis . . . . .7 6 0 .538 Houston . . . . . . .5 8 0 .385 Tennessee . . . . .5 8 0 .385 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Pittsburgh . . . . . .10 3 0 .769 Baltimore . . . . . . .9 4 0 .692 Cleveland . . . . . .5 8 0 .385 Cincinnati . . . . . .2 11 0 .154 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Kansas City . . . .8 5 0 .615 San Diego . . . . . .8 6 0 .571 Oakland . . . . . . .6 7 0 .462 Denver . . . . . . . .3 10 0 .231
PF 415 273 225 256
PF 295 347 316 291
PF 290 294 235 262
PF 295 388 314 269
PA 276 242 244 339
PA 331 318 355 265
PA 198 229 252 345
PA 268 260 307 376
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia . . . .9 4 0 .692 374 308 N.Y. Giants . . . . .9 4 0 .692 329 250 Washington . . . . .5 8 0 .385 238 310 Dallas . . . . . . . . .4 9 0 .308 321 366 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta . . . . . . . .11 2 0 .846 335 243 New Orleans . . .10 3 0 .769 330 240 Tampa Bay . . . . .8 5 0 .615 260 267 Carolina . . . . . . .1 12 0 .077 164 338 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Chicago . . . . . . . .9 4 0 .692 253 228 Green Bay . . . . .8 5 0 .615 306 189 Minnesota . . . . . .5 8 0 .385 230 274 Detroit . . . . . . . . .3 10 0 .231 285 309 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA St. Louis . . . . . . .6 7 0 .462 245 268 Seattle . . . . . . . . .6 7 0 .462 261 329 San Francisco . . .5 9 0 .357 250 314 Arizona . . . . . . . .4 9 0 .308 243 351 x-clinched playoff spot
Thursday, Dec. 16 San Diego 34, San Francisco 7 Sunday, Dec. 19 Kansas City at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Washington at Dallas, 11 a.m. Houston at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Arizona at Carolina, 11 a.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Miami, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. New Orleans at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 2:15 p.m. Green Bay at New England, 6:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 Chicago vs. Minnesota at Minneapolis, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25 Dallas at Arizona, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26 Tennessee at Kansas City, 11 a.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 11 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Chicago, 11 a.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 11 a.m. New England at Buffalo, 11 a.m. Detroit at Miami, 11 a.m. Washington at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Houston at Denver, 2:05 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m.
Raul Sanchez went undefeated in his five matches and Rottman said his matches provide a solid base heading forward. “He is doing really well and has been working all year long,” Rottman said. “He was second at state last year and is hunting for a state championship title. He is a senior, so he knows that this is his last shot. He is dedicated to what he wants. “Overall, he only had one hard match against Carlsbad. The rest of the matches were kind of young kids, so they didn’t provide as strong of a match as we had hoped. We saw a few areas he had to work on and areas where he shines. It gave us a base toward state.” Luis Aguirre also had a strong day for Roswell, going 4-1 in his five matches. “He is a state placer and he is really working towards placing again in state,” Rottman said regarding Aguirre. “He is a bit rusty in some areas because football ran late. he took a few days off to relax from football, but he is seeing what he has to pick up and work towards.”
TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Sunday, Dec. 19 EXTREME SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC — Winter Dew Tour, Nike 6.0 Open, at Breckenridge, Colo. GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, South African Open, final round, at Western Cape, South Africa (sameday tape) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. FSN — Arizona at N.C. State NFL FOOTBALL 11 a.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader FOX — Regional coverage
N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 2:15 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 2:15 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 6:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 New Orleans at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Vikings’ Favre doesn’t practice, ruled out for Monday
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — After an NFL-record 297 straight starts, 321 including the playoffs, Brett Favre has a new streak. He’ll sit out for the second game in a row. The Minnesota Vikings declared Favre out for Monday night against Chicago, after another week without enough progress on the sprained joint between his shoulder and neck. Interim coach Leslie Frazier said Favre tried to throw before practice on Saturday, but he couldn’t do it without pain. That means rookie Joe Webb will start against the Bears, recently signed veteran Patrick Ramsey will back him up and R.J. Archer could be elevated from the practice squad for more depth. “Joe Webb had a good day today,” Frazier said. “He really seems as if this whole thing is not too big for him, and I’m really looking forward to watching him on Monday night.” Favre said earlier in the week he’s looking forward to watching Webb get his opportunity and that he realizes the team needs to start developing a younger player at this critical position, sounding as if he’s prepared to have thrown his final pass. Frazier sure isn’t ready to acknowledge that, though. He again dismissed the possibility of placing Favre on injured reserve. “The fact that he tried to do something today tells me that he has a strong desire to get back out there,” Frazier said. “It’s just, ‘Will his body let him?’ I know it’s difficult for him. Everybody knows how competitive he is.” Frazier said the numbness Favre has been feeling in his hand has been fading and that the discomfort in his shoulder has been subsiding, stemming from the hard hit he took against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 5 that might have ended the 41-year-old’s career. “He’s gradually getting better,” Frazier said. “Just not enough to put him out there where he could play. Next week may be a little different, so we just have to kind of gauge it.” The Vikings also ruled All-Pro left guard Steve Hutchinson (broken thumb) out for the third straight game, as well as backup safety Tyrell Johnson (knee), and Frazier acknowledged the possibility of placing him on injured reserve. Star running back Adrian Peterson was back at practice Saturday, however, after sitting out the past two days as a precaution because of ankle and knee issues. He’s listed as questionable, as is defensive end Ray Edwards (ankle), who has missed the last two games. Frazier said the cold field won’t factor in to who plays and how much. “The guys that are able to play, they’re going to play,” he said. “And if you’re injured and can’t play, the weather won’t have any factor on if you’re up or if you’re down or if you’re playing or if you’re not playing. We’re going to play the guys that are healthy and can help us to win, but we’d do the same thing if we were at the Metrodome.” ————— Bowl Glance By The Associated Press Subject to Change All Times Mountain Saturday, Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque BYU 52, UTEP 24 Humanitarian Bowl At Boise, Idaho
Andrew Sanchez went 3-2 for the Coyotes.
Goddard The Goddard wrestling team picked up wins over Hobbs (39-32), Deming (48-6), Roswell (42-18) and Carlsbad (39-34) on Saturday at the Rio Hondo Invitational. The Rockets lost 35-30 to Aztec. Goddard coach Jaime Martinez said that his team performed well, considering they had five matches in one day. “They did pretty well,” he said. “We are still shuffling around three weights. Once we get them taken care of, we’ll be OK. We lost a few against Aztec we should have won and that turned it around. “I think we will be OK pretty soon. Overall, we did really well. It’s tough to have five matches in a day, but they all did well. Things are improving and we are going in the right direction.” Raymond Anaya, Gaige Franco and JT Menchaca all went 5-0 for the Rockets, while David Anaya and Luis Geerzas went 41.
2 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage 2:15 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 6:15 p.m. NBC — Green Bay at New England WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Stanford at Tennessee
Monday, Dec. 20 NFL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at Minnesota NHL HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. VERSUS — Anaheim at Boston SOCCER 12:55 p.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Manchester City vs. Everton, at Manchester, England
Northern Illinois (10-3) vs. Fresno State (84), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Ohio (8-4) vs. Troy (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Louisville (6-6) vs. Southern Mississippi (84), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Utah (10-2) vs. Boise State (11-1), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego State (8-4) vs. Navy (9-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Hawaii (10-3) vs. Tulsa (9-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Toledo (8-4) vs. Florida International (6-6), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 27 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Georgia Tech (6-6) vs. Air Force (8-4), 3 p.m. (ESPN2) Tuesday, Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. North Carolina State (8-4) vs. West Virginia (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 29 Military Bowl At Washington East Carolina (6-6) vs. Maryland (8-4), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Arizona (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:15 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas SMU (7-6) vs. Army (6-6), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Syracuse (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6), 4:40 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Nebraska (10-3) vs. Washington (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 31 Meineke Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Clemson (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Notre Dame (7-5) vs. Miami (7-5), Noon (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Georgia (6-6) vs. UCF (10-3), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta South Carolina (9-4) vs. Florida State (9-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 1 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Northwestern (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10
Sunday, December 19, 2010 a.m. (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Michigan State (11-1) vs. Alabama (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5), 11 a.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (8-4), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (11-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Miami (Ohio) (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (66), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 7 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2), 6 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 9 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 10 BCS National Championship At Glendale, Ariz. Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) ————— NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain First Round Saturday, Nov. 27 Western Illinois 17, Coastal Carolina 10 Lehigh 14, Northern Iowa 7 Georgia Southern 41, South Carolina State 16 North Dakota State 43, Robert Morris 17 Second Round Saturday, Dec. 4 Appalachian State 42, Western Illinois 14 Wofford 17, Jacksonville State 14 Delaware 42, Lehigh 20 New Hampshire 45, Bethune-Cookman 20 Georgia Southern 31, William & Mary 15 North Dakota State 42, Montana State 17 Villanova 54, Stephen F. Austin 24 Eastern Washington 37, Southeast Missouri State 17 Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 10 Delaware 16, New Hampshire 3 Saturday, Dec. 11 Villanova 42, Appalachian State 24 Georgia Southern 23, Wofford 20 Eastern Washington 38, North Dakota State 31, OT Semifinals Friday, Dec. 17 Eastern Washington 41, Villanova 31 Saturday, Dec. 18 Delaware 27, Georgia Southern 10 Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas Eastern Washington (12-2) vs. Delaware (12-2), 5 p.m.
Carroll wins NAIA title, beating Sioux Falls 10-7
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Quarterback Gary Wagner had an 83-yard touchdown run, Tom Yaremko kicked a 22-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter and Carroll College beat Sioux Falls 10-7 on Saturday in the NAIA championship game, snapping the Cougars’ winning streak at 42 games. Yaremko, who missed twice early, gave Carroll (14-0) the lead with 7:47 remaining, capping a 15-play drive, and the Saints avoided overtime when Braden Wieking’s 46-yard try sailed wide left with 3.5 seconds left. It was the final NAIA game for Sioux Falls, which is moving to NCAA Division II. The Cougars (14-1) won the previous two championships, beating Carroll 23-7 in 2008. Wagner, the offensive player of the game, was 12 of 21 for 107 yards passing. Sioux Falls linebacker Eric Anderson was in one 17 tackles and was selected the defensive player of the game. Sioux Falls and Carroll have combined to win nine straight NAIA titles. Carroll won from 2002-2005 and again in 2007, beating Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls won in 1996, 2006 and the past two years. Wagner broke Jordan Carlson’s tackle and outran the Sioux Falls secondary with 8:47 left in the second quarter to put Carroll ahead. Sioux Falls tied it with 3:02 left in the half on Jordan Taylor’s 1-yard run that finished off a 63-yard, 11-play drive. Ted Morigeau recovered Jon Eastman’s fumble midway through the third quarter, but Carroll couldn’t take advantage of the game’s only turnover. The Saints were able to mount a fourth-quarter drive, though, and Yaremko hit the deciding field goal. Sioux Falls got to the Carroll 31 after the field goal, but Brian Strobel sacked Eastman on second down and two passes were then incomplete.
Saturday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Dan Wheeler on a one-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Seth McClung, OF Endy Chavez and INF Brian Barden on minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Denver coach George Karl $25,000 for public comments about the officiating following Thursday’s game against Denver and Portland G Andre Miller $25,000 for throwing the ball in the stands following Wednesday’s game against Dallas. Suspended Memphis F Rudy Gay one game for a flagrant foul, penalty two against Houston’s Luis Scola during Friday’s game. ORLANDO MAGIC — Traded F Rashard Lewis to Washington for G Gilbert Arenas and G Vince Carter, G Mickael Pietrus and C Marcin Gortat to Phoenix for F Hedo Turkoglu, G-F Jason Richardson and F Earl Clark. FOOTBALL National Football League GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed QB Graham Harrell from the practice squad. Placed S Anthony Smith on injured reserve. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed CB Tony Carter off the practice squad. Released DB Chevis Jackson. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Placed LB Travis LaBoy and PK Joe Nedney on injured reserve. Signed TE Colin Cloherty and DT Will Tukuafu from the practice squad. COLLEGE RUTGERS — Named Jeff Hafley assistant football coach. UCLA — Fired defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and wide receivers coach Reggie Moore.
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Show me Sunday: Big matchups for Week 15
Marquee matchups adorn the Week 15 schedule, with lots of playoff implications as the Jets visit Pittsburgh, the Saints head to Baltimore, the Falcons are in Seattle, and Missouri neighbors Kansas City and St. Louis meet. Not to mention division showdowns between Jacksonville and Indianapolis in the AFC South, and Philadelphia at New York in the NFC East. Yummy. “We’re in a tight division race and we know that,” says Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, who hopes to return from an appendectomy that sidelined him in last week’s shutout loss at San Diego. Kansas City (8-5) has a half-game lead over San Diego — 8-6 after the Chargers’ 34-7 home victory over San Francisco on Thursday night — with three remaining, all against sub-.500 teams. The Chiefs have lost five of seven road games and the Rams (6-7), co-leaders of the NFC West with Seattle, are 4-2 at home. “We know the games continue to get bigger and bigger in each of these games in December,” Cassel added. None is bigger than in Indy, where the Jaguars could clinch a division ruled seemingly forever by Peyton Manning and the Colts. “This is a big opportunity for the franchise,” guard Uche Nwaneri said. “It’s been a long time since we had a game against the Colts where it’s really going to pretty much decide everything for the division. We’re not going to make this something that takes us out of our rhythm, but we understand what’s on the line and we’re looking forward to the challenge.” New England, which hosts Green Bay on Sunday night, is the only team already into the postseason parade. But five other division leaders — the Steelers, Falcons, Giants, Bears and Jaguars— can earn playoff spots this weekend. The Patriots and Steelers even could gain first-round byes. Sunday’s lineup also has Detroit at Tampa Bay, Buffalo at Miami, Denver at Oakland, Arizona at Carolina, Washington at Dallas, Houston at Tennessee, and Cleveland at Cincinnati.
Kansas City (8-5) at St. Louis (6-7) Both Missouri teams get to live up to the state motto: “Show Me.” A victory goes a long way toward securing a playoff spot, especially for the Chiefs, who have a ninegame winning streak against the NFC West dating to 2002, including 3-0 this year. And they could get back Cassel; they desperately need him considering backup Brodie Croyle never has won an NFL start. “It’s not a normal injury that a lot of us have experience with,” coach Todd Haley said. “We’re going to have to defer to the medical staff, trainers, him.” The Rams’ offense is awakening and their defense has been formidable for much of this turnaround season; they were 1-15 last year. Top draft pick Sam Bradford needs 116 yards passing to become the third rookie in NFL history with 3,000 yards, and Steven Jackson has rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the sixth straight year. “I think the team’s at a state of mind where we feel confident enough that these next three games we can compete,” Jackson said. “That’s what you want to see. You don’t want to see guys walking around afraid to make a mistake or allowing the pressure to kind of put them in a bad spot.”
Jacksonville (8-5) at Indianapolis (7-6) The Jaguars got hot just as the Colts went cold. With five wins in their last six games, the Jags are in the position Indy usually is: ready to clinch.
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Can they do it against an opponent that is 7-2 overall in head-to-head matchups? The way Maurice JonesDrew is running, it’s very possible; Indy has the 29thranked rush defense in the NFL. Of course, Manning will have a big say in how things develop, particularly with a wild card not likely to come out of this division. “This one, you can put it anyway you want, it is a playoff game,” Manning said. “This is probably a lose and be eliminated.”
Philadelphia (9-4) at N.Y. Giants (9-4) Neither the Eagles nor Giants will be eliminated with a loss, and would remain a strong contender for a wild-card berth. Indeed, neither team can clinch the NFC East with a win at the Meadowlands, but Philly gets a big jump if it can sweep New York and win its sixth in a row against the Giants, including the playoffs. The Giants are banged-up at receiver — losing go-to target Steve Smith for the season is damaging — but they’re running the ball crisply with Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. No defense is equipped better to keep the reins on Michael Vick, but DeSean Jackson, if healthy, is a nightmarish matchup for New York’s secondary.
Green Bay (8-5) at New England (11-2) What a tough position the Packers are in. They pretty much need to win out, yet might be without their most important offensive player, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (concussion). They couldn’t overcome that at Detroit, and other than wearing a shade of blue in their uniforms, the Patriots have nothing in common with the Lions. Indeed, New England is giving off vibes like it did in the undefeated 2007 regular season, particularly the way Tom Brady is guiding the offense. Brady, the NFL’s top-rated passer, leads the league with 29 TD passes and hasn’t thrown an interception in eight games. N.Y. Jets (9-4) at Pittsburgh (10-3) With two straight losses in which the offense sputtered, the Jets have the unenviable task of visiting the league’s most physical and imposing defense. New York is 3-16 overall against the Steelers, 0-7 at Pittsburgh, which can take the NFC North with a win, a Ravens loss and some other positive results. One positive aspect for the Jets is they have 11 sacks in the last three games, five against Miami last week, and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 12 times in three games. Troy Polamalu has an interception in three of last four games and six for season, and has been chosen the AFC’s top defensive player the last two weeks.
New Orleans (10-3) at Baltimore (9-4) Baltimore was fortunate to escape Houston with an OT win on Monday night after its defense let down late in a game for the fifth time. Now comes an opponent whose offense can be relentless; the Saints have a six-game winning string and have scored at least 30 points in each of their last five outings. Drew Brees needs 145 yards passing for a fifth consecutive 4,000yard season; only Manning has done that. New Orleans is 5-1 on the road and Baltimore is 5-1 at home. Against the NFC, the Ravens have won eight straight home games and 14 of 15. Atlanta (11-2) at Seattle (6-7) This would be a total mismatch in the Georgia Dome. However, at Qwest Field, the Seahawks are a much more dangerous team, particularly when they get a lead.
In this Dec. 12 file photo, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Polamalu, right, scores a touchdown on an interception as the Cincinnati Bengals’ Jermaine Gresham gives chase, during the second quarter of their game.
Then again, Atlanta has the largest point differential in the fourth quarter in the NFL: plus-57. With the Falcons on a seven-game win streak, it brings back memories of 1998, the last time they did that. Atlanta reached its only Super Bowl that season. Seattle should be aided by returns of WRs Mike Williams and Ben Obomanu after missing last week’s defeat against San Francisco with injuries. The duo has combined for 74 catches and five TDs.
Detroit (3-10) at Tampa Bay (8-5) The Bucs have a shot at 11 wins and a wild-card berth, but they must keep beating the dregs of the league such as the Lions. Tampa Bay is 8-0 against losing teams, 0-5 against winners. Detroit upset Green Bay last week in great part because Rodgers sustained that concussion and sat out most of the game. Unless Josh Freeman goes down, Detroit isn’t likely to snap its NFL record road losing string of 26. Buffalo (3-10) at Miami (7-6) The Dolphins are 6-1 on the road, 1-5 at home. That makes a trip to Miami in December even more enticing. Of course, Buffalo’s only road victory this year was at awful Cincinnati. Unless Miami finds some offense — the Dolphins are last in the AFC in scoring, and last in the NFL with five TDs rushing despite having Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams in the backfield — the Bills, who normally score pretty well, could get their second straight victory. But Buffalo needs to slow DE-LB Cameron Wake, who leads the NFL with 14 sacks. Denver (3-10) at Oakland (6-7) In their last meeting, the Raiders put up 59 points on the Broncos in Denver, a
In this Dec. 9 file photo, Indianapolis Colts place kicker Adam Vinatieri, left, and holder Pat McAfee watch as Vinatieri's 47-yard field goal sails toward the goalposts in the fourth quarter of their game against the Tennessee Titans. The Colts need to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars to keep their AFC South hopes alive.
Mile High Massacre. Oakland has lost six of its past seven at home to the Broncos, but rarely has had as potent a running game as it has discovered with a healthy Darren McFadden and Michael Bush. And anyone can run on Denver. The Raiders are 4-0 in the division and haven’t won their first five AFC West games since 1988.
Arizona (4-9) at Carolina (1-12) For anyone who complains about sub-.500 teams making the playoffs in other sports, consider that the Cardinals still are alive for the postseason. These teams have the worst overall and passing offenses in football — you might include the colleges and high schools, too. Carolina has won the last six regular-season meetings. The Panthers might even have been a contender in the NFC West. Instead, they are the front-runner for the top overall draft pick. Washington (5-8) at Dallas (4-9) The 100th meeting in one of the NFL’s most intense rivalries, and perhaps the
least interesting. Dallas goes into its home finale with a 16 record at Cowboys Stadium, matching Carolina for worst home record in the league. Washington has lost three straight and five of six. But two of its road wins were at Chicago and Philadelphia, now division leaders. Houston (5-8) at Tennessee (5-8) NFL schedule makers probably envisioned this as a key game in the AFC South. Now both coaches are endangered, particularly in Tennessee, where the turmoil thermometer has overheated. But there is some intrigue attached to this one: Andre Johnson vs. Cortland Finnegan. Last month, in Houston’s only victory in the last seven games, they duked it out and were fined $25,000 apiece. “Just clear the air. Let everybody know no hard feelings. Let’s just play football,” Finnegan said.
Cleveland (5-8) at Cincinnati (2-11) The Battle of Ohio has
been reduced to thumbwrestling. At least the Browns can try for a .500 record that could save coach Eric Mangini’s job. All is lost in Cincinnati, which has dropped 10 in a row, beginning with a defeat to the Browns, and could set a team mark with No. 11. For such a futile franchise, that certainly is a new low.
Chicago (9-4) at Minnesota (5-8), Monday night With Brett Favre’s streak over, replacement Tarvaris Jackson out for the season and the Vikings out of contention, how much interest is there in this prime-time affair? Plenty in Chicago — the Bears clinch the NFC North with a win and a Packers defeat. There’s also the chilly prospect of a night game at the University of Minnesota’s field in mid-December. BRRRRR! But the Bears won’t mind after losing seven of their last eight at the Metrodome, where the collapsed roof was far more damaged than first discovered.
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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — David Nadeau sheepishly admitted that it wasn’t the best field goal he’d ever kicked. The ball had a little wiggle to it, a little wobble in the air. It was good enough to give Minnesota-Duluth its second national championship. Nadeau’s 32-yard kick as time expired Saturday gave the Bulldogs a 20-17 victory over Delta State in the Division II national title game, wrapping up the school’s second perfect season in the past three years with another trophy on a December afternoon. “When it came off my foot I knew it was going to be close,” Nadeau said. “It was not the best kick that I ever hit in my life by any means. I saw it going up and I knew it was going in. When I saw it in the air, I just turned around and ran.” Cody Eich’s 20-yard interception return gave the Bulldogs (15-0) the ball at midfield with 52 seconds left in the game, and Chase
Vogler’s 25-yard pass to Brian Hanson got Minnesota-Duluth within range for the second game-winning field goal in championship history. Ted Clem’s 50-yard field goal gave Troy State an 1817 win over North Dakota State in 1984. “What a great game,” Minnesota-Duluth coach Bob Nielson said. “It was one of those games where both teams certainly had an opportunity to win. It could have gone either way and that’s a credit to (Delta State) and their performance.” Delta State (11-4) had tied the game on Matt Snyder’s 22-yard field goal with 2:22 left, but four turnovers and squandered opportunities in the red zone proved costly. It’s the second national title in school history for Minnesota-Duluth, which also went 15-0 in winning the 2008 championship. Grand Valley State (2006) and Northwest Missouri State (1998) have also post-
SALEM, Va. (AP) — Levell Coppage ran for 299 yards and three touchdowns and Wisconsin-Whitewater forced five turnovers and shut out Mount Union in the second half to win its second consecutive NCAA Division III football national championship, 31-21 on Saturday. The Warhawks completed their second straight 15-0 season, and won their third national championship in four years. They are 57-3 in Lance Leipold’s four seasons as coach. The Purple Raiders (14-1), winners of 10 championships in 13 prior trips to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl under coach Larry Kehres, did all their scoring in a span of less than 4 minutes in the second quarter, but otherwise couldn’t solve the Warhawks’ defense. Coppage did plenty, too, scoring on runs of 54, 11 and 75 yards, the latter with 2:34 to play on third-and-6. The Purple Raiders stacked the line, and once Coppage burst through, he sailed down the middle of the field for the clinching touchdown. The run also gave him a Stagg Bowl record for individual rushing yardage, accomplished on 39 carries. The teams set a record by each appearing in the championship game for the sixth consecutive season. They had shared the mark with fellow Division III member Augustana College (Ill.), which played in five straight 1982 to 1986, winning the last four games. After a high scoring first half, the defense tightened in the second half. With both teams using backup quarterbacks because of injuries, three
series ended on interceptions in the third quarter, and when Mount Union put quarterback-turned-receiver Cecil Shorts behind center for more mobility in the fourth quarter, he fumbled the ball away on one possession and got sacked for a 9yard loss by Luke Hibner on another key play. When Coppage added his third long touchdown run, the Warhawks had sealed it. The first half was completely different. Coppage gave the Warhawks the lead when he broke through the line and outran three defenders to the end zone from 54 yards away. After a 25-yard punt by Brandon Mathie went out of bounds at the Purple Raiders 28 late in the first quarter, the Warhawks drove to the Mount Union 13, and Eric Kindler’s 30-yard field goal gave Whitewater a 10-0 advantage. Three touchdowns in less than 4 minutes gave Mount Union the lead. Coppage fumbled and Charles Diesuel recovered for Mount Union at the Warhawks 40. On the second play, Matt Piloto hit Kyle Miller for a 39-yard touchdown play down the right sideline. Whitewater’s Lee Brekki then threw right to lineman Lambert Budzinski, and he returned it to the 4. Two plays later, Jeremy Murray took it in from the 1, his 21st touchdown, and Mount Union led 14-13. The Purple Raiders made it 21-10 after a three-and-out for the Warhawks when Piloto found Shorts behind the secondary and hit him in stride, a 58-yard connection 6:50 before halftime.
Coppage leads Wis.-Whitewater to Stagg Bowl win
ed 15-0 records en route to the national title. Vogler accounted for 201 yards of total offense for the Bulldogs. He completed 11 of 19 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown, while running a game-high 21 times for 83 yards. Hanson ran 16 times for 98 yards and caught three passes for 54 yards. “I just look at the way that the game went and all I can tell you is that I’m really proud of this group of guys,” Nielson said. “Not a lot went our way in that game and we just kept playing. We just kept playing and believing and somehow when you do that, good things happen.” Delta State (11-4) lost three fumbles and threw one interception, which set up the winning score. The Statesman only scored 10 points on five trips inside the Bulldogs 20. Meanwhile, MinnesotaDuluth turned it over once and scored 20 points on four red-zone trips.
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Minnesota-Duluth kicker David Nadeau slings off his helmet and runs the length of Braly Stadium celebrating his game-winning field goal to defeat Delta State for the NCAA Division II championship in Florence, Ala., Saturday.
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John A. Barnett Jr.
John A. Barnett Jr. died on Dec. 10, 2010, in Gilbert, Ariz. John was born Nov. 30, 1927, in Dallas, Texas, to John and Louise (Doyle) Barnett. John enlisted in the Navy in 1945, receiving a World War II Victory Medal and an honorable discharge in 1948. He also received an honorable discharge from the Navy Reserves as a lieutenant commander in 1961. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1949 with a degree in petroleum engineering and geology and spent most of his professional career as a consulting geologist. He founded a geological mapping service called Structurmaps, which became an important factor in oil and gas exploration in the western United States. He also managed exploration for Hanson Oil Companyâ€™s Rocky Mountain Division, and worked for the Seaboard Oil Company as a geologist and for his father supervising the drilling of oil wells throughout the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. John also managed KSWS, a radio and television station in Roswell, N.M. However, his love of nature found him working for the National Parks Service at Bryce Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Yellowstone and Mount Rainier. He wrote several of the park brochures, even taking many of the photographs that were used in those booklets and by â€œNational Geographicâ€? magazine. He enjoyed baseball, basketball, handball, flying, scuba diving, reading and traveling with Kay, his wife of 39 years. They have lived in Arizona on and off for about 20 years. John loved the history of this state and introduced many visitors to its wonders through his company, Rainbow Tours. John was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosemary (Lockyer), and is survived by his wife, Kay, and family: Gene, William, Robert (and Rita), Adam and Amy Barnett; Larry Clark; Susan and Eric MacIver; Cindy (and Roger) Lidman; Mark Platt; and Robin and Deven Mobley. John leaves behind a legacy of kindness and love for his family and all living creatures, especially dogs. He will be deeply missed.
Peggy Ann Miller
Peggy Ann Miller (Wilkinson, Krutzsch) died Nov. 24, 2010. She died in Port Angeles, Wash., while visiting friends. Peggy was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., Jan. 13, 1943. Growing up in Crawfordsville and Jacksonville,
OBITUARIES Fla., she spent time with many people who became her lifelong friends. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School, class of 1961. She raised two sons with husband Bryson Wilkinson, also from Crawfordsville. The family resided in several places in both Colorado and New Mexico. She was proud to earn a teaching degree from Eastern New Mexico in 1991. She taught English and reading to many special children in New Mexico and Indiana over a 20-year career. She returned to Crawfordsville and married Joe Krutszch in 1994. She spent time visiting family and making new friends traveling between New Mexico and Indiana. This past spring she retired from teaching and traveled to Washington state. She is survived by her sons Brad Wilkinson and family of Las Cruces, N.M., and Craig Wilkinson and family of Albuquerque, N.M. Her dog, Lilly, has a new home in Washington. A private family gathering will take place to remember Peggy. In remembrance of Peggy, friends are encouraged to make a donation to their local animal shelter.
Virginia Lee Owen
Virginia Lee Owen, 83, of Roswell passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Virginia was born to Irby Warren and Emma Bailey Warren on June 14, 1927, Memphis, Tenn., in although the doctor held her birth certificate over for two additional days. She married James David Owen on May 5, 1945, in Memphis, Tenn. She admired arts and crafts, loved the family reunions, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. She has been a member of the Roswell community since 2003, after moving from Albuquerque, N.M. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all who loved her. She will be gone forever but not forever gone. Those left behind to cherish her memory are two sons, Daniel Irby Owen and Randall Lee Owen, both of Roswell; four granddaughters, Amanda Lynn Serna, Megan Lesley Owen, Monica Rose Owen, all of Albuquerque, N.M., and Crystalynn Dawn Owen of New Albany, Miss.; a grandson, Thomas John Carl Owen of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two great-granddaughters, Maggie Maria Christenson of St. Louis Park, Minn., and Sierra L ynn Serna of Albuquerque, N.M. She was preceded in death by her husband, James David Owen, in 2001; two sons, James Carl
Owen in 1979 and Gerald David Owen in 2001; a great-grandson, Aiden James Owen in 2004; two grandsons, Bryce Daniel Owen in 2001 and Jason Daniel Owen in 2001; two daughter -in-laws, Holy Owen in 2001 and Sarah Jane Owen in 2005; and two brothers, William Paul Warren in 1992 and James Warren in 1956. Please share your memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Cremation was under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Estolanito â€˜Rickâ€™ Sambrano
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at St. Jude Catholic Church in San Patricio, N.M., for Estolanito â€œRickâ€? Sambrano, age 56, who passed away Dec. 17, 2010. Deacon Bob Racicot will officiate with interment to follow at the San Patricio Cemetery. Rick was born on May 23, 1954, in Roswell, N.M., to Henry Sambrano and Mable Sanchez; they have preceded him in death. Rick is survived by a girlfriend, Leti Rojas Garcia of Juarez, Mexico; sons Juan Ricardo, Rueben and Jose; daughters Sandra, Jennifer and Ariana; brothers Mario Sanchez of Roswell, Bobby Sanchez of Hondo, David Clements of Roswell, Daniel Clements of Roswell, Darrell Clements of Roswell, Dewayne Clements of Roswell, Cecil Clements of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Donald Ray Clements of Oklahoma City, Okla; sisters Sarah Mendoza of Antwerp, Ohio, Donna Lopez of Artesia and Tama Kittle of Dell City, Okla.; five grandchildren; and stepfather Don Clements. Pallbearers will be Mario Sanchez, Bobby Sanchez, David Clements, Daniel Clements, Gino Lopez and Albert Lopez. Honorary pallbearers are Jacob Sanchez, Darrell Clements, Dewayne Clements and Magdelena Montano. He was a bus driver for the Paisano Charter. Friends may pay their respects online at
Arrangements are under the direction of Lagrone Funeral Chapel.
A Celebration of Life Service for William Benjamin Rose Jr., 56, of Roswell will be held Dec. 21, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Grace Community Church with Pastor Sean Lee officiating.
William, known to many as Bill, was received by our Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. We rejoice he is now out of all pain and suffering. William was born on March 27, 1954, to William Sr. and Nina Rose in Newburgh, N.Y. He was a very patient man who enjoyed cooking for his family, spending time outdoors, helping people, and had a â€œgreen thumbâ€? that could grow anything. He loved his animals and sharing his faith in the Lord with those in need. He always prayed for â€œpeaceâ€? in Jerusalem. His favorite TV program was â€œTommy and Al Cooperâ€? on GLC. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his significant other of the family home, April Scott; her children, which he loved as his own, Tausha Lee, Christina Austin and Seth Loggins, all of Roswell; grandchildren Nathanael Lee, Rion Lee and Gabriel Austin; two brothers, Frank Rose of New Paltz, N.Y., and Larry Rose and wife, Tabitha, of Hagerman; a sister, Kathy Rose; his mother, Nina Ruvolo Rose of New Paltz, N.Y.; an aunt, Josephine Ruvolo of New Paltz, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, William B. Rose Sr., and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Cremation was under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Roswell Daily Record Munoz of Dexter; sister: Juanita Campos and her husband, Frank, of Dexter and special nephew Tony Saldana; 10 grandchildren: Michael and his wife, Josie, Jeff Silva, Naomi Gutierrez and her husband, Freddie Jr., Stephanie Silvas and her husband, Joe Jr., Eric Sosa and his wife, Mayela, Ricardo and Anthony Jimenez, Orlando Jr. and Elijah Rodriguez, and James Hill.; 20 great-grandchildren: Michael Jr. and Matthew Silva, Desiree, Jordan, Meagan, Izela and Ethan Gutierrez, Alyssa and Caleb Silva, Dominique, Joel and Noah Silvas, Tommy and Joshua Hill, Damyn Rodriguez, Gabriel Jimenez, Abigail, Joseph, Danielle and Jaden Contreras; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pilar was a housewife and was very active in her church. She was very proud of the family she had, and looked forward every Sunday to her family spending time together. Being of the Baptist faith, she knew she would be reunited with her husband and together they would spend the rest of eternity in Heaven. Pallbearers will be grandsons Orlando Rodriguez Jr., Elijah Rodriguez, Ricardo Jimenez, Anthony Jimenez, Jeff Silva and James Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons Michael Silva and Eric Sosa, and also granddaughters Naomi Gutierrez and Stephanie Silvas. The family would like to give special thanks to Vista Care Hospice, Dr. Margaret Denton, J & J Home Health Care Services, and granddaughter and personal caregiver, Stephanie Silvas for their continued love, care and support. You may give your condolences online at: www.lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Pilar H. Rodriguez
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Pilar H. Rodriguez, who passed away on Dec. 16, 2010. Michael Silva, her grandson, will officiate with interment at Hagerman Cemetery. Pilar was born on Oct. 30, 1930, in Sierra Blanca, Texas, to Victorio Hernandez and Lorenza Munoz. They have preceded her in death. Pilar married Jim B. Rodriguez on Jan. 9, 1949, in Dexter, N.M. He also has preceded her in death, as well as three brothers, Julio Hernandez, Enrique Hernandez and Manuel Hernandez. She is survived by a son: Orlando Rodriguez and his wife, Sonya, of Roswell; four daughters: Carolyn Silva and her husband, Frank, of Hagerman, Sara Boling and her husband, James, of Roswell, Susie Earnest and her husband, Mark, of Roswell and Sylvia Calzada and her husband, Jessie, of Roswell; brother: Alex
Belson V. Lucero
A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Assumption Catholic Church for Belson V. Lucero, 81, who passed away Dec. 16, 2010, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 12:10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Assumption Catholic
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Church. Fr. Bill McCann O.F.M. of Assumption Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Belson was born on April 28, 1929, in Arabela, N.M., to Amarante and Rebecca Villescas Lucero. Both parents preceded him death. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Margie Vigil Lucero; brothers, Eloy Candalaria, Grencano Candalaria and Belois Candalaria; and sisters, Noyla Savadra, Sally Bell and Lucilla Fresquez. He is survived by his sons, Alex Lucero and James Lucero; daughter, Teresa Lucero; grandchildren, Karen Salayandia, Leann Sisneros, Annette Lucero, Cameron Lucero, Zachary Lucero and Noah Lucero; great-grandchildren, Alysa Salayandia and Aaron Salayandia; sisters, Betty Chavez and Helen Trujillo; and brothers, Aristeo Lucero, Elon Lucero and Gliserio Lucero. Belson was of the Catholic faith and was a member of Assumption Catholic Church. He was a self-employed barber in Roswell. have A r r an gem en t s been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.
When I Have Gone When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustnâ€™t tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess, how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now itâ€™s time I traveled on alone. So grieve awhile for if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust. Itâ€™s only for awhile that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. I wonâ€™t be far away, for life goes on, so if you need me, call and I will come. Though you canâ€™t see or touch me, Iâ€™ll be near and if you listen with your heart, youâ€™ll hear, all of my love around you soft and clear. And then when you must come this way alone, Iâ€™ll greet you with a smile and say, â€œWelcome Home.â€?
Dorothy Edna Hobbs Meeks Kittrell
Services are pending at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory for Dorothy Edna Hobbs Meeks Kittrell of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, in Artesia, N.M.
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Families try to balance traditions at holidays Q: Every year, my husband and I have the same argument about how to spend Christmas. On Christmas Eve, we always go to church and dinner with my family. Then on Christmas day, my husband’s family takes up practically the whole day. We’re expected to be there in the morning and stay until evening. Now that we have kids, I want us to establish our own family traditions. JULI: Practically every married couple can relate to your question. Christmas is typically regarded as the most important day of the year. Because of that, it’s often symbolic to the people in our lives ... we spend Christmas with those who mean the most to us. That’s why deciding how much time to spend with extended family during the holidays becomes such an emotional issue. I agree that it is important to establish your own Christmas traditions. However, there is nothing wrong with part of those traditions including your families. Every couple handles the details differently, but here are some basic principles to help you navigate through: First, while honoring both your and your husband’s families, set some boundaries. For example, you may decide that you will only go to your in-laws’ house for lunch instead of for the entire day. Or you might decide to alternate years, one year spending time with your family during Christmas, the next year spending time with his. Second, pick a time during the holiday season that you will protect and set aside for your family every year. With little children, Christmas morning becomes particularly
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fun. Next, ask both of your families to be flexible. As children become adults, family traditions have to change. Perhaps your parents or in-laws would be willing to come to your house for dinner. Or maybe they'll decide to have their family celebration on Dec. 26. The good news is that most couples eventually resolve the holiday question, honoring their families' traditions as well as creating their own. ** ** ** Q: I want to set a good example for my kids by doing a “good deed” for someone during the holiday season. But I don’t really know where to begin. Do you have any suggestions? JIM: Start right outside your front door! The art of being a good neighbor has been lost in recent years. We’re so busy running from one thing to the next that we hardly take the time to get to know those who live right next to us.
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My wife, Jean, and I have put a lot of effort into helping our boys catch the vision for being good neighbors. I remember a specific day last winter when Jean made a batch of her delicious homemade pumpkin bread. I convinced my sons, Trent and Troy, to deliver it with me as soon as it came out of the oven — even though the thermometer reading at the time was 10 below zero! But the experience was worth it. The bread was a big hit with our neighbors, and my boys learned that it’s worth going out in the cold to do something nice for someone else. Christmas offers the perfect environment for these little acts of kindness. It doesn’t matter where you live; chances are there’s someone nearby to whom you can reach out. What better way to embody the message of “peace on Earth, goodwill to men”? Sometimes a simple gesture is all it takes to create community with a stranger. And that one little act may encourage someone who’s feeling lonely or depressed during the holidays. It could also signal the beginning of a friendship that will last long after Christmas is over. ** ** ** Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, cohost of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: ask@FocusOnTheFamily.com. © 2010 Focus on the Family
Decadent desserts on ‘Creative Living’ Ring in New Year with a simple Italian-style tart Information on scrapbooking, re-doing a teen’s room on a budget, and making delicious decadent desserts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Dec. 23, at noon. All times are Mountain. Do you have drawers, tubs and shoeboxes full of pictures — or hundreds of photos on your computer? Tyleen Caffrey, an independent scrapbooking consultant from Clovis, teaches classes on how to begin to organize all those photos and will explain how to bring structure to your clutter. Bruce Johnson is going to show how to re-do a teen’s bedroom on a budget. He’ll also explain how the environmentally friendly bedroom re-do features soap and water cleanup. Johnson is the spokesman for Minwax located in Upper Saddle River, N.J. Chef and cooking school owner, John Vollertsen, known as Chef Johnny Vee, will demonstrate making delicious decadent desserts, but the best part is that the recipe is simple and easy to make — it just looks complicated. He lives in Santa Fe. Information on making party favors, cooking “almost” from scratch, and decorating items in the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at noon and on Saturday, Dec. 25, at 2 p.m. All times are Mountain. Nancy Siler of Wilton Industries shows how to make a variety of party favors for different occasions. She’s from Woodridge, Ill. Whether you start from scratch, or just want your family and friends to think you cook that way, Linda
Eckhardt will show how to do half-scratch entertaining. Her company is Eckhardt Enterprises, and she’s written several cookbooks. She’s from Maplewood, N.J. Artist and designer Tracia Ledford will show how to achieve fabulous results using the new Stencil Trios and Air Dry paints, as she uses them to decorate a variety of items in the home. She’s with Delta Technical Coatings, Inc. and lives in Orlando, Fla. Lemon curd Juice and zest of 3 large lemons 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs 8 tablespoons cold butter 1/4 teaspoon salt Combine lemon juice, zest, and sugar in a medium metal bowl. Place bowl over simmering water in a saucepan on stove and stir until sugar dissolves. Beat the eggs in a small bowl and then, using a large balloon whisk, whisk into lemon mixture, making sure water is only simmering, not boiling. Whisk constantly until the mixture thickens, remove from heat and then whisk in butter, one tablespoon at a time. Once butter is completely cooked into mixture, stir in salt. Serve in small pastry cups topped with a squirt of meringue, whipped cream, or a raspberry. Curd may be stored in small jars in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 2 cups. “Creative Living" is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.
Frugal parents skip stores for online toy swaps
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephanie Edwards-Musa finished her Christmas shopping early this year. Her 13-year-old daughter is getting a PlayStation 2 and clothing from Hollister and Aeropostale. For her 5year-old son, it’s a bundle of toys, mostly “Star Wars”themed. The bill? $45. Edwards-Musa, a Houston Realtor, found these items used on ThredUp.com, an online toy exchange that launched last week. Parent-to-parent swapping sites like this one, growing in popularity, offer families a way to clear their closets of toys and clothes their children have outgrown in exchange for items cast off by older kids. “I’ve always been frugal,” she said, “but the PlayStation was my best Friday doorbuster yet.” Thrifty parents are finding plenty of places to barter on the Web. At the online community SwapMamas.com, hip moms trade goods from baby slings to clarinets without any money changing hands. Swap-seekers place hundreds of listings a day on classifieds service Craigslist.org, while parents just looking for freebies gravitate to the local forums on Freecycle.org. ThredUp CEO James Reinhart says the site has benefited from middleincome Americans’ heightened frugality; its membership, now at 50,000, has grown steadily since it debuted with clothing only back in April. The fallout from the recession still has many parents struggling to balance the imperative to spend less with the desire to give their kids the things they want, especially during the holidays. Even in hard times, “parents still want to do whatever it takes to create magic for their kids on Christmas and give them
In this Dec. 11 photo, Stephanie Edwards-Musa poses with some of the Christmas presents she'll give to her children.
that pleasure,” said toy analyst Chris Byrne — one reason toy sales have held steady over the past few years while other categories fell. Americans spend more than $21 billion a year on toys and games, according to market research fir m NPD Group, and many of these items end up getting thrown away or stuffed in basements and attics. ThredUp Marketing Manager Karen Fein says the company expects to save parents $500,000 this holiday season. Of course, many parents unload their kids’ outgrown goods the old-fashioned — and most eco-friendly — way: by handing them down to friends and family. Used playthings are not always greener, however. Some product-safety groups caution against buying toys secondhand because it’s tough to guarantee the products meet safety standards regarding lead and other chemicals.
Also, when a resold toy lacks its original packaging, parents may not recognize whether it’s age-appropriate or contains pieces
that are choking hazards, said Scott Wolfson, spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Still, the secondhand market for children’s clothes and toys generates $3 billion in sales annually. ThredUp’s investors, led by Silicon Valley’s Trinity Ventures, hope the startup can carve out a sizeable chunk. To facilitate a swap, ThredUp provides a flatrate shipping box a parent can fill with giveaways. The donor lists the contents of the box on the site, where the bundles are organized by age and gender. To claim a box, a user pays $5 to ThredUp plus $10.70 for shipping, and ThredUp emails the sender a prepaid shipping label. Members rate each other based on the quality of the stuff they receive. The emphasis on convenience is a response to what Reinhart sees as “massive inefficiencies” in the usedclothing market. Parents are too busy to spend time “digging through the racks for those diamonds in the rough at Goodwill,” he said.
J.M. HIRSCH AP FOOD EDITOR Sometimes fortune cookies just don’t cut it. Since the prevailing New Year’s Eve trend is to do takeout, I decided to focus my end-of-year energy on a simple dessert that could be prepared earlier in the day, would work nicely with bubbly and is light enough not to weigh down any festivities. I created this easy pine nut tart sweetened with honey and flavored with orange zest. We tend to think of pine nuts as a savory ingredient, but they show up frequently in Italian desserts, their creamy, nutty flavor and delicate texture working well with sweet treats. But if you prefer, chopped cashews, pistachios or even peanuts could be used instead. ——— ORANGE-HONEY PINE NUT TART Start to finish: 50 minutes (15 minutes active), plus cooling Servings: 8 For the crust: 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 5 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt For the filling: 2/3 cup honey 7 tablespoons butter 5 tablespoons sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 7 tablespoons heavy cream 2 eggs Zest of 1/2 orange 1 1/2 cups lightly toasted pine nuts Heat the oven to 350 F. Coat a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray. To prepare the crust, in a food processor combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Pulse until the butter is worked into the graham cracker crumbs and the mixture resembles wet sand. Transfer to the prepared tart pan. Use the bottom of a glass to gently press the crumb mixture evenly across and up the sides of the tart pan. Set aside. To prepare the filling, in a medium saucepan over medium-high, combine the honey, butter, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs and orange zest. Whisk the warm honey mixture into the egg mixture. Stir in the pine nuts. Transfer the mixture to the tart pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden and set. Cool before serving. ROSWELL DAILY RECORD
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Xcel Energy Foundation awards arts grants Roswell Daily Record
The Xcel Energy Foundation provided $36,000 in grant funding to nine nonprofit groups in New Mexico on Friday. The grants were made through the Arts & Culture focus area of the Xcel Energy Foundation, which grants money to nonprofit groups working in towns and cities served by Xcel Energy. “A vibrant arts community is a leading quality of life indicator, and we are privileged to play a part in making our communities great places in which to live and work,” Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company, an Xcel Energy company, said. The Foundation’s Arts & Culture focus area is one of four annual grant cycles in which area nonprofits can participate. The other cycles are Education, Economic Sustainability and Environment. The Foundation also matches United Way contributions dollar for dollar and matches employ-
ee gifts to non-profit agencies dollar for dollar, Hill said. Area groups that will receive Arts & Culture funding are: Carlsbad Community Concert Association, Clovis Community College, Hobbs Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Symphony (Hobbs), Pecos Valley Arts and Jazz Festival (Roswell), Roswell Area Arts Council, Roswell Community Little Theatre, Roswell Fine Arts League and Roswell Symphony. Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, right, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, during their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday.
China, Pakistan ink trade deals during Wen’s visit ISLAMABAD (AP) — With 13 agreements already signed, Pakistan and China were expected to ink additional economic deals worth billions more Saturday, the second day of a rare visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to this impoverished, conflict-ridden nation. The two nations also stressed the importance of cultural exchange by inaugurating a new center dedicated to what Islamabad calls their “all-weather” friendship. China is Pakistan’s closest friend in Asia, giving Islamabad military aid and technical assistance, including nuclear technology. Crucially, most Pakistanis view China as an ally that, unlike Washington, doesn’t make demands for its assistance. But Beijing is hardly left empty-handed from its ties with Pakistan, which serves as a close, cheap source of natural resources to fuel its growing economy. During Wen’s trip, the first by a Chinese premier in five years, the two governments are to sign deals worth $14 billion for 36 projects in Pakistan, while businesses in the two countries will agree to deals worth another $10 billion, Pakistani Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said. The 13 agreements signed Friday included a $229 million donation from China to help with reconstruction from the devastating floods Pakistan suffered earlier this year, as well as a $400 million soft loan for Pakistan, he said. Pakistan is desperate for foreign
investment to help create jobs for its 175 million people. While its bilateral trade with China is up from $1 billion in 2000 to some $7 billion now, much of the new trade consists of cheap Chinese imports into Pakistan, officials said. Islamabad hopes to do more to balance that. Pakistan has stressed it is supremely confident in its relationship with China. This is even as China improves its ties to India, Pakistan’s archrival. Wen’s visit to Pakistan follows a visit to New Delhi. Wen and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani joined hundreds of other prominent officials from both countries Saturday morning in a dancefilled ceremony to inaugurate the Pakistan-China Friendship Center. The white building — featuring a latticework facade — is to be used for cultural exchanges, conferences and other displays. Much of the Pakistani capital also was decked out to welcome the Chinese premier. Huge posters bearing his picture and slogans such as “Family” and “Building the Future Together” were posted along the major roads in Islamabad. The Marriott Hotel’s lobby was filled with festive Chinese-related displays. As with any discussion involving Pakistan, security issues will be on the agenda. The threat posed by Taliban and al-Qaida fighters in Pakistan is a growing concern for China given that the countries’ share a common border. China also is dealing with its own Muslim separatist movement.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
From left: Paula Grieves— Pecos Valley Jazz festival, Nancy Fleming— Roswell Interarts, Nancy Phillips— Roswell Fine Arts League, Lee Cook— Roswell Little Theater, Rhonda Roberts— Roswell Symphony, Mike McLeod— Xcel Energy.
US: Company recalls meat sent to NM businesses
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a company is recalling thousands of pounds of meat sent to businesses in New Mexico. The agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday that Dallas-based Winn Meat Co. was recalling 25,600 pounds of ground beef products that were improperly labeled and potentially adulterated. The agency says in a statement that the meat posed a low health risk and it has received no reports of illness linked to it. But it says the recall was necessary because the meat was sent to non-federally
inspected establishments where it cannot be verified that sufficient further processing occurred to remove possible pathogens. An agency release says each 60-pound box has the number “EST. 2338” and the case code “506093.” It says the ground beef products were distributed to restaurants, central kitchens, and caterers throughout the state. Winn and affiliated Ben E. Keith Foods didn’t immediately return phone message left for comment Friday night.
Bank of America stops handling WikiLeaks payments
Bank of America Corp. has joined several other financial institutions in refusing to handle payments for WikiLeaks, the latest blow to the secretreleasing organization’s efforts to continue operating under pressure from governments and the corporate world. The Charlotte-based bank’s move adds to similar actions by Mastercard Inc. and PayPal Inc. Though previous moves have prompted reprisals by hackers, Bank of America’s site is as well-protected as they come, security experts say. Its site was problem-free through midafternoon Saturday. “This decision is based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments,” the bank said in a statement Saturday. The move was first reported by The Charlotte Observer. Earlier this month, Internet “hacktivists” operating under the label “Operation Payback” claimed responsibility in a Twitter message for causing technical problems at the MasterCard website after it ended its relationship with WikiLeaks. PayPal saw its website subject to an attack that slowed it down but did
not significantly affect payments. Bank of America’s website offers access to customer accounts through its home page, but it could be a tough nut for hackers to crack, security experts say. No financial institution can “fully keep the bad guys out,” said Rich Mogull, an analyst and CEO with the security research firm Securosis. But he added that customers shouldn’t worry about WikiLeaks supporters plundering their accounts, because the bank has plenty of practice in warding of f hackers. Also, previous attacks in support of WikiLeaks haven’t targeted customer accounts. “Bank of America, I can guarantee you, is one of the top targets in the world,” Mogull said. He also said the company probably confronts denialof-service attacks regularly, too, and likely has strong defenses. “I’m not going to guarantee it’s enough,” he said. “It always depends on how big the attack is.” In such attacks, computers are harnessed — sometimes surreptitiously — to jam target sites with mountains of requests for data, knocking them out of commission. Reached by phone, Bank of America spokesman Scott Silvestri declined fur-
ther comment to The Associated Press on Saturday. WikiLeaks says it’s preparing a release of information on banks, which could include documents it says it has on Bank of America. WikiLeaks responded to Bank of America’s announcement with a Twitter message urging supporters to stop doing business with the bank. “We ask that all people who love freedom close out their accounts at Bank of America,” WikiLeaks said in its posting Saturday. It also called on businesses to switch funds from the bank. WikiLeaks has received increasing global attention for its leaks of sensitive government data as 2010 has gone on. In recent weeks, it has released parts of a cache of more than 250,000 secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables from around the world. The site has come under pressure from several directions besides the financial. Attor ney General Eric Holder has said repeatedly a criminal investigation of WikiLeaks’ release of the cables is under way. Julian Assange, the driving force behind WikiLeaks, is battling extradition from England to Sweden on charges of rape and molestation.
Xcel Energy and SunEdison break ground on solar project Community leaders and renewable developers broke ground on a 54MW photovoltaic solar deployment, Wednesday, which will be built on five separate sites in Lea and Eddy counties. SunEdison, a worldwide solar energy services provider, and Xcel Energy's regional operating company, Southwestern Public Service Co., along with local and state dignitaries, have started construction at one of the sites and discussed its potential with the community. Held at the Woolworth Community Library in Jal, the groundbreaking event highlighted the five-site deployment that is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2011. The five sites will be comprised of utility-scale, photovoltaic solar power arrays that are expected to deliver more than 112 million kilowatt hours of clean solar energy in the first year of operation alone. The five-site deployment will help enable Xcel Energy to continue meeting New Mexico's renewable portfolio standard, which requires that regulated electric utilities meet 15 percent of their electricity needs by 2015, and 20 percent by 2020, through renewable energy sources, including solar technologies.
”Xcel Energy has built its reputation on responsible stewardship of our environment while meeting customer expectations for innovation, reliability and competitively priced energy,” Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company, an Xcel Energy company, said. “The SunEdison project positions us as a leading provider of solar power and a reliable partner in the development of a renewable energy economy in New Mexico.” The five installations will be built, financed and maintained by SunEdison, under a 20-year solar power services agreement with Xcel Energy, which will buy the solar energy generated by the solar power plants. The deployment will not only provide clean renewable energy to the citizens of New Mexico but will also stimulate local economic growth and job creation. "I commend SunEdison and Xcel Energy for locating this sustainable energy project in Southeast New Mexico,” State Senator Caroll Leavell said. “Lea and Eddy counties embrace oil, gas and nuclear and this will further diversify our local economy as well as the energy secu-
rity of the nation.” Leavell said it’s remarkable that one of the five units will be located on Woolworth Trust property. “This private trust funds the Jal Senior Citizen's Center and Woolworth Library,” he said. “This project will benefit our citizens for years into the future.” “The Carlsbad Department of Development, the city of Carlsbad, and Eddy County have all come together to help make SunEdison’s project in Carlsbad a reality,” Tom Martin, President of the Carlsbad Department of Development, said. Martin said Carlsbad and Eddy County look forward to SunEdison’s first portion of its two–county project being completed in Carlsbad. “I know SunEdison can expect great support in its construction and operation of the project, as well as support for future growth and expansion in Eddy County.” “The Economic Development Corporation of Lea County and the Lea County leadership have worked diligently with SunEdison and Xcel Energy to help make this project a reality,” said Lisa Hardison,
President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County. “We are very proud to have one of the nation’s largest solar projects breaking ground in the EnergyPlex.” This 54MW deployment eclipses the 8.22MW (DC) solar power system SunEdison constructed and activated for Xcel Energy in Alamosa, Colorado in Dec. 2007. Once constructed, the 54MW deployment will be the largest in New Mexico. "SunEdison is proud of our continued relationship with Xcel Energy,” stated Carlos Domenech, President of SunEdison and Executive Vice President of MEMC. "Having recently activated a 70MW deployment in Italy, SunEdison has proven our ability to construct and finance large utility-scale solar deployments. We look forward to working with Xcel Energy in helping them reach their renewable energy goals.” It is expected that the 54MW deployment will generate more than 2 million megawatt hours of clean, renewable energy over 20 years— enough energy to power more than 192,000 average U.S. homes for one year.
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DEAR ABBY: Since being diagnosed with two types of cancer I have been unable to work. I have two wonderful dogs, and all my time is invested in them. I show them in obedience and agility exhibitions and love them dearly. While talking with my husband of 25 years, I casually asked him about the dogs’ care if I should pass away. His answer was shocking. He said he is prepared to give the dogs away — to a good home, of course — because he doesn’t have the time and doesn’t want to be bothered with them. What does this say about how he truly feels about me? DOGGIE BLUES IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR DOGGIE BLUES: What it says is your husband does not regard your dogs as extensions of you. It also says he is completely honest. Now that you know how he feels about your dogs, if you’re smart, you will contact some of your friends on the dog show circuit and ensure that your dogs will be placed in homes where they are loved and appreciated —
Dear Readers: There is an inexpensive and easy way to clean shower heads using one of my favorite household items, VINEGAR! So before you call the plumber, try this simple hint: If you can remove the shower head, soak it in a small bucket or bowl of hot vinegar to dissolve the buildup. Then use an old toothbrush or toothpick to loosen any remaining deposits. If the shower head is not removable, fill a sturdy plastic bag with vinegar, and tape, tie or rubber-band it so that the shower head is submerged. Let it soak several hours or overnight. After either cleaning method, put the water on full blast, and
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DEAR ABBY: My sister, who is six years younger, married for the first time at 42. Until she met her husband, who is overweight, she was never heavy. She always tried to watch her weight and exercised to a moderate degree. Once she met him, they found fine dining to be a favorite pleasure. She also has discovered that she loves to cook and watch the food channels on TV. When we visit, talk or write, food dominates the topics. My sister has gained 70 or 80
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pounds in six years. She doesn’t exercise and won’t buy a scale. My husband and I mention exercise or calories every time they discuss food. She does not appreciate “Big Sis” giving her advice, but I’m concerned about her. She doesn’t read or watch the news, so I feel if I’m not telling her the risks, I’m just standing by watching her kill herself. What can I do? BATTLING A WEIGHTY ISSUE DEAR BATTLING: First, stop lecturing your sister about her weight problem. Until she wants to address it, you will only alienate her. When she and her husband experience the health problems that may occur because of their obesity and sedentary lifestyle, be supportive and offer suggestions only if they are requested. The most unwelcome advice in the world is that which is unasked for. She will deal with her weight only when she’s ready, and nothing you can do, however wellintentioned, will change that.
78279-5001. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar to about 8 ounces of water, rinse with this, and it will leave your hair soapresidue-free. Heloise ##### Dear Readers: Next time you have a foil balloon, don’t throw it away once it is deflated. Instead, try one of these reuses: * Laminate it and use as a place mat. * Use it as gift wrapping. * Put it on a bulletin board. * Line a basket with it. * Use as the background of a scrapbook or photo-album page. Heloise ##### Dear Heloise: I keep an empty laundry basket in the back of my minivan to put groceries in to take home. The carpet is very slippery, and everything, including cases of cans, used to slide around. I put a piece of the rubbery shelf liner under the basket and another piece of it down on the carpet to put the cases of cans on. They don’t slide at all now, and I can unload them without having to crawl into the car to slide them to the back. Jan Foutz in Farmington, N.M.
Dear Heloise: Sometimes the screws would come loose on one of my electrical switch plates, and I would have to hunt down a screwdriver and go back into the room to tighten them. Then another time another one would get loose. Now I fix them all just twice a year. I just walk from room to room with a screwdriver in hand and tighten all the switch plates (remember, righty-tighty). J.T. in California
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Dear Heloise: I find it disingenuous when restaurants advertise “homemade” or “just like homemade.” When I go out to dine, I’ve already had homemade food. I want meals prepared by a professional chef, with delightful presentations, served by a skilled wait staff. Richard French in North Port, Fla.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday parties are the best excuse going to wear frilly clothes, but after a while they can seem a little fussy. The wardrobe antidote is a sleek, modern, fitted tuxedo. The man-tailored suit — usually a jacket with lapel and trousers with a tonal-fabric stripe down the leg — can be sophisticated and super -sexy. Just look at Angelina Jolie, who wears them regularly on the red carpet. It’s what you wear underneath, from the top down to the attitude, that makes a difference. “It’s what gives the woman a little tailored naughtiness,” says Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa. “It’s very sleek. It’s for that kind of woman who really likes to have that spirit — easy in pants, structured shoulders. It says something about her: She’s a little different than everyone else.” The woman in the tuxedo suit always stands out, Costa says, but not in the way of the woman in a red dress, or something low-cut or sheer. “The idea of equality is bold and represents a freedom. ... I think it’s provocative but it also has power to it.” Marlene Dietrich separated herself from the red-carpet pack back in the 1920s and ’30s with a smoldering signature suit look, and then Yves Saint Laurent reintroduced it to the runway crowd in the ’60s with his “Le Smoking” suit. The tuxedo in some form or another — sometimes even with a skirt — then became a staple of Saint Laurent’s collections throughout the decades, says Colleen Hill, assistant curator of The Museum at FIT in New York.
“YSL was an influential proponent of women in trousers, in general,” she explains. “He was the first to make the tuxedo and tuxedo pants a high-fashion, acceptable style. He was often quoted as saying women look as good in pants as in a dress.” One of Saint Laurent’s suits, worn and owned by the late model Tina Chow, is included in the new FIT exhibit “His & Hers.” Hill says its appeal is a “hint of scandalousness.” A menswear-inspired silhouette has the wink effect of a boyfriend shirt or blazer, says designer Jill Stuart. They’re not overtly sexual but they ooze an inner sensuality, she adds. For her upcoming spring collection, Stuart offered a white tux, with the flattering, elongating satin stripe, that had a cropped pant leg. She says that little bit of leg is a teaser (high heels are a must), and she’ll either wear a lingerie-style camisole or a crisp white shirt underneath “depending where I’m going.” Costa suggests pairing the suit with a bustier or T-shirt. Bergdor f Goodman fashion director Linda Fargo recently wore red lipstick and a long strand of pearls with a Phillip Lim ivory cutaway tux jacket with matching tux shorts to a black tie luncheon — “and felt great in it,” she says. “I would advise finding a way to ‘make-it your own’ and feminize it, so as not to look literally masculine,” Fargo says. She expects to see more women in tuxedos next year since many designers were
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influenced by a Saint Laurent retrospective. A longer jacket with slim trousers is the most modern proportion, according to Stuart. Chow’s tuxedo from the early ’80s, however, had a high-waist pant and a cropped jacket. “I don’t know if there’s a particular style of tuxedo that’s been the most popular over time, but a lot seems to depend on body type and fit,” says Hill. “I think a lot of women prefer a tux that’s been fitted for a woman’s body instead of a real men’s tuxedo.” Women have been adapting menswear to suit their style for centuries, adds FIT colleague Jennifer Farley, noting dresses from the late 19th century that had a bodice that mimicked jacket lapels. Then came everything from Oxford shoes to the button-down blouse. “I think in a lot of ways that menswear tailoring is part of womenswear now,” Farley says. It rarely works the other way, although the breaking of rules — such as a tailored jacket with jeans — really got its boost from fashion-forward women, she says. Calvin Klein’s Costa is loose with his definition of a tuxedo, saying it’s a hard look to define because fabric, color and fit can vary, but you do know it when you see it. “It’s like knowing the difference between a day dress and a cocktail dress,” says Costa. “There usually is a lot of tailoring and details — a satin lapel or stripe gives and evening touch. It’s an elevated suit.”
This Sept. 11, 2010 photo courtesy of Dan & Corina Lecca for Jill Stewart shows the Jill Stewart Spring 2011 collection modeled during Fashion Week in New York.
In Abu Dhabi, Christmas comes decked with gold
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When they deck the halls in opulent Abu Dhabi, it comes with gold ornaments and gemstudded bows on a towering Christmas tree. The $11 million symbol of the season has become the latest extravagance at the Emirates Palace hotel, which boasts its own marina, heliport and a vending machine that pops out small gold bars. The hotel’s general manager, Hans Olbertz, was quoted in local newspapers
Thursday as saying the 43foot (13-meter) faux fir has 131 or naments that include gold and precious stones such as diamonds and sapphires. Olbertz told Dubai’s Gulf News that he worked with one of the jewelers in the hotel to create a “unique tree and experience for our guests this year.” The hotel may later contact Guinness World Records for a possible bid as the world’s most expensive Christmas tree. The Guinness web site lists a $10.8 million tree
put in 2002 in Toyko with 83 pieces of jewelry from Piaget Japan. Christmas spirit is not rare in the United Arab Emirates, which is officially Muslim but hosts a huge foreign population. Malls are full of carolers, Santas and piped-in yuletide songs. But not everyone’s jolly. Some Emirati of ficials worry about threats to Gulf traditions from the wave of Western culture from holiday celebrations to Hollywood movies.
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This undated photo courtesy of John Kelsey shows a front door decorated for the holidays by Sally Wilson, ASID, of Wilson Kelsey Design.
Outdoor display: Add some new touches this season
It’s easy to get in a rut with the same holiday decorations each year. Why not do things differently this season, beginning at the front door? Updating your outdoor display doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. Some designers suggest keeping things simple: perhaps a different color scheme, in harmony with the surrounding landscape, or a few personal tweaks to the traditional. “Even if a single wreath is the extent of your decorating, make it yours with special ribbon,” says New York designer Philip Gorrivan. “It’s the first thing guests see, and creates a lasting impression.” Try making wreaths of pine cones or magnolia blossoms sprayed with highgloss lacquer, he says. “They look chic and modern yet reference the past.” Sally Wilson, partner with husband John Kelsey in Wilson Kelsey Design in Salem, Mass., suggests starting with a new color theme. “For a refreshing change from cherry red, try rich burgundy, or elegant white and/or gold with forest green,” she says. The key, she adds, is not to go overboard: “Wreaths on every window, colored lights framing the stair banister and outlining the roof — it can look like you didn’t know when to stop. Plus it waters down your focal point, the entrance.” Gorrivan suggests photographing the front of the house and making a large print before getting the ladder out. “Play around with paper patterns of the garlands, trees, torches, whatever you plan to use, cut to scale,” he says. “This way you can verify balance, proportion and color combinations.” An example of balance: “If you have double front doors, place wreaths on both of them. Otherwise they’ll look lopsided,” Wilson says.
When wrapping garlands around posts or columns, she adds, “Keep the spaces between them uniform. And go for an odd number of loops, more interesting than even.” For many designers, outdoor displays are a chance to let your creative side shine — to play with items that say something about you or where you live. “If kitsch is your thing and you live near the beach, why not put Santa on a surf board and drape the hedge with lights shaped like pineapples?” says Los Angeles designer Mark Cutler. “What’s important is that you like it ... and everything is in proportion and balanced.” In warmer climates, where traditional greenery can look out-of-place and homes are often contemporary in style, Cutler likes door wreaths of olive branches, palm leaves and herbs. “Add baubles in natural colors — terra-cotta, olive, soft white — or use a square rather than a round wreath. More in keeping with the architecture,” he says. “Palm trees look festive with their trunks and fronds swirled in small white lights,” says Cutler. Unabashedly fake, silver, tinsel trees also look fun in hot climates, he says. “Buy a ‘grove’ of them in different sizes at Kmart.” Pam Flowers, principal of PK Flowers Interiors in Aledo, Texas, goes for a Southwestern feel with big bunches of red chili peppers, dried-flower wreaths sprouting from old leather cowboy chaps, and even lit-up farm equipment. “Make the most of what you have” is a Gorrivan mantra. Popular on apartment terraces, for instance, are bamboo gardens. “Don’t replace them with evergreens,” he says, “Swag them in white lights.” Those with lawns might put outdoor trees in the front yard.
Adding a little sparkle to your life is a fashion “do” this holiday season. But you don’t have to suffer in sequins to be trendy — you can choose from a host of sparkling wines to add a little effervescence to the season. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to do it. More bubbly at more price points is available than ever before, says Wilfred Wong, cellar master for the West Coastbased Beverages and More! chain. “It’s all about the dollars,” he says. “People still want to enjoy wines, but they don’t have the means to spend the money. More importantly, they know that there are deals out there.” Deals like cava, a sparkling wine from Spain, prosecco and Asti spumante, Italian bubblies, and sekt, an effervescent riesling from Germany. Also gaining popularity is sparkling muscat, a sweet wine. Along with the rising popularity of new varieties, the packaging of sparkling wine is changing a bit. In Champagne, the region of France which produces the only sparkling wine that can be properly called “Champagne” — authorities are requiring use of a lighter bottle starting with the 2010 harvest. Those bottles won’t show up on shelves for a few years because the wine’s still aging, but they are expected to save shipping costs and make less of an environmental impact. The new bottles are 2 ounces lighter and, according to the Champagne Bureau, will reduce the annual CO2 output by 8,000 metric tons, or the equivalent of the annual emissions of 4,000 cars. There are few changes on what’s inside the bottles, too. Gary Westby, champagne buyer for San Francisco-based K&L Wine Merchants, has noticed an increase in Champagnes made entirely from the pinot meunier grape. Pinot meunier is one of the three traditional grapes of Champagne — chardonnay and pinot noir are the other two. It’s cheaper to grow, being indigenous to the area, but has in the past been considered sturdy but not particularly distinctive. But now, some producers are growing meunier with an eye to quality, controlling yields and planting in prime growing areas, producing wines for around $30 a bottle, a bargain for Champagne. One to try is Michel Loriot Pinot Meunier. “I’m finding there’s quite a following now for meunier,” says Westby. On the American side, a new entry in the bargain sparkling wine lists this year was Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Brut Sparkling. This is a charmat wine, meaning the wine is first fermented in stainless steel tanks, then put into small, pressurized
This product image courtesy of Infinium shows a bottle and glass of Infinium.
tanks along with yeast imported from Champagne for the second fermentation that makes the bubbles. (For Champagne, the second fermentation takes place in the bottle, a more labor-intensive and expensive process.) Woodbridge sparkling wine is light and crisp with flavors of apple and citrus. And it retails for around $10 a bottle. Just not into grapes? Not to worry. There’s a new brew for you, too — a “champagne” made of beer. A collaboration between Samuel Adams and Germany’s Weihenstephan Brewery, Infinium comes in a Champagne-style bottle with a foil cover and the traditional popping cork. It’s even partially fermented in the bottle, though not in exactly the same way as Champagne. Infinium, which costs about $20 for a 750-milliliter bottle and is available on a limited basis for the holidays, took more than two years to create. "We set out to do something that had never been done before," says Jim Koch, brewer and founder of Samuel Adams beers. Beer has a little more in common with Champagne than you might think. (And not just because of those Miller High Life ads.) Both beverages have yeast as an ingredient and beer comes with bubbles, though not as many as the sparkling wine.
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Pakistan spy agency denies it exposed CIA chief
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s main spy agency denied Saturday it had unmasked the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad, and warned such allegations could damage its already fragile counterterrorism alliance with the United States. The CIA pulled its top spy out of Pakistan on Thursday amid death threats after his name emerged publicly a few weeks ago from a Pakistani man threatening to sue the CIA over the alleged deaths of his son and brother in a 2009 U.S. missile strike. The attorney involved with the complaint said he learned the name from Pakistani journalists. But the station chief’s outing has spurred questions whether Pakistan’s spy service might have leaked the information. Lawsuits filed last month in New York City in connection with the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, also may have raised tensions by naming Pakistan’s intelligence chief as a defendant. The recall of the top American intelligence official in Pakistan comes at a delicate time. The White House over the past week released the results of a review of progress in the war in neighboring Afghanistan. The report included the conclusion that the existence of safe havens for militants on Pakistan’s side of the border remained a major obstacle to defeating the Taliban and al-Qaida. Pakistan’s assistance in clearing those militant hideouts — and providing intelligence to help the U.S. pinpoint targets for its covert, drone-fired missile strikes — is considered crucial. A breakdown in the relationship with
Pakistani intelligence could be a major blow to the U.S. An of ficial with Pakistan’s Inter -Services Intelligence agency, its lead spy agency and a powerful force in the country, said Saturday any suggestions it outed the station chief were “a slur.” Such “unfounded stories can create differences between the two organizations,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not cleared to brief the media. The U.S. lawsuits were filed last month, and the plaintiffs include relatives of victims in the Mumbai attacks, which left 166 people and nine attackers dead. The assault has been blamed on the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is listed as a defendant in the suit. But they also list the ISI and its chief, Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha. The suits repeat long-standing allegations that the ISI “has long nurtured and used international terrorist groups,” including Lashkar. “Defendant ISI provided critical planning, material support, control and coordination of the attacks,” the lawsuits allege in pursuing wrongful death and additional claims against the ISI, Pasha and others. The lawsuits claim at one point that a safe house in Pakistan used in connection with the attacks was part of the ISI’s “Karachi Project” — “an initiative by which anti-Indian groups were tasked and/or supported by the ISI in a surreptitious fashion to engage in acts of international terrorism.” Pakistan has denied any gov-
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In this Dec. 10 file photo, people chant slogans during a rally against U.S. drone attacks on Pakistani tribal areas in Islamabad, Pakistan.
ernment agency was involved in the attacks in India, its archrival with whom it has fought three wars since 1947. Islamabad has detained seven suspects in the case, but their trials have stalled in the country’s slow-moving court system. India has convicted the sole surviving gunman in the attack. It’s unclear how far the U.S. lawsuits will go or how quickly they will move, but being named in such legal documents is an embarrassment to the ISI and Pasha. “We are in the process of serving all defendants,” James Kreindler, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, wrote in an email. “Most have been served, which triggers their obligation to answer.” The Pakistani intelligence offi-
Gbagbo orders UN peacekeepers to leave Ivory Coast
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — The man who refuses to step down from the presidency ordered thousands of U.N. peacekeepers to leave Ivory Coast immediately on Saturday, calling the global body that has endorsed his political rival an “agent of destabilization.” The move was the latest act of political defiance by Laurent Gbagbo, who has been in power since 2000 and maintains he is the rightful winner of last month’s runoff vote in the West African nation despite growing international pressure on him to concede defeat. The statement read on state television came just two days after as many as 30 people were killed in street violence in Ivory Coast. Earlier Saturday, masked gunmen opened fire on the U.N. base; no one from the U.N. was harmed in the attack. Gbagbo’s spokeswoman said Saturday that the U.N. mission known as UNOCI has not remained neutral in the election dispute and accused it of arming the New Forces rebels allied with opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. The United Nations certified results showing that Ouattara had won by “an irrefutable margin.” The U.N. had been invited by the country itself to supervise the vote and certify the outcome following a peace accord after Ivory Coast’s 2002-2003 civil war.
cial said the CIA has not directly accused the ISI of any wrongdoing in the revelation of the station chief’s name. The station chief in Islamabad operates as a virtual military commander in the U.S. war against al-Qaida and other militant groups hidden along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The chief runs the Predator drone program targeting terrorists and handles some of the CIA’s most urgent and sensitive tips. He also collaborates closely with Pakistani intelligence. The alliance has led to strikes on key militant leaders but has also been marred by spats between the two agencies and ongoing suspicion that the ISI has not fully severed its ties to the Afghan Taliban, which it supported before the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
During the first term of President George W. Bush’s administration, Pakistan almost expelled a previous CIA station chief in a dispute about intelligence sharing. Pakistanis involved in the threatened lawsuit over the missile strikes have held rallies in Islamabad featuring posters bearing the CIA officer’s name and urging him to leave the country. A number of Americans and other Westerners, including a Wall Street Journal correspondent, have had to leave Pakistan or take extra precautions after their names surfaced in press reports as possible spies for the CIA, Israel or India. Some rightwing newspapers have even printed Wester ners’ addresses or claimed they were Jewish in some articles.
Iranian president announces start to subsidy cuts
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president on Saturday announced the start of a plan to slash energy and food subsidies, part of government efforts to boost the nation’s ailing economy. In an interview with state television, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the deep cuts to the subsidies “will start beginning Sunday,” and vowed to fully cut all subsidies by the end of his term in 2013. The move comes as Iran remains deadlocked with the U.S. and its allies over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. The U.N. Security
Council slapped a fourth round of sanctions on Iran last summer over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment, and there are signs the penalties are taking a toll on the nation’s economy. Still, Iran had planned the cuts before the latest sanctions, and Ahmadinejad and his allies have long insisted the country’s oilbased economy could no longer afford the largesse. Iran says it is paying some $100 billion in subsidies annually, although experts believe the amount is about $30 billion. Economists say
the unpopular plan to cut subsidies could stoke inflation unofficially estimated to be over 20 percent. The cuts also are widely seen as placing added burdens on Iranians, whose country is already weighed down by sweeping international sanctions imposed on Tehran over its disputed nuclear program. The subsidy cuts come as Iranian leaders try to boost the country’s struggling economy, which is heavily dependent on oil exports. Some 80 percent of Iran’s foreign revenue comes from exporting crude.
Bangladesh boat capsize, 35 dead
Ivory Coast soldiers stand guard during a youth rally in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Saturday.
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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A boat packed with passengers capsized on a river in northeastern Bangladesh late Saturday, leaving at least 35 people dead and about 20 others missing, officials said. The boat carrying about 80 people collided with a sand-laden cargo vessel in the dark on the River Surma in Sunamganj district, about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Dhaka, local government officials Abul Hashem and Matiur Rahman said. Both officials spoke to The Associated Press by telephone from the scene of the accident. Rescuers have recovered 35 bodies — all of them from the passenger boat — and rescuers were using torch lights to search for about 20 people who have been reported missing, the two officials said. Some survivors swam to shore or were rescued by local villagers. Dhaka’s Prothom Alo newspaper reported that most of the dead were women and children. The boat was traveling from Sunamganj to the neighboring Kishoreganj district. Boat accidents, blamed on lax rules and unfit vessels, are common in Bangladesh, a delta nation of more than 230 rivers.
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Anti-crime crusader’s family’s business torched
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Relatives of an anti-crime crusader who was gunned down this week outside a Mexican state governor’s office had their family business burned down Saturday by unknown arsonists, firefighters reported. The blaze that consumed the lumber operation in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, was apparently set
intentionally, the local fire department said in a statement. The business belongs to the family of Jose Monge, the husband of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, who waged a two-year battle to bring her 17-year -old daughter’s killer to justice before she herself was shot to death. State prosecutors had not received a formal complaint about the fire and
did not say whether it was believed to be related to Escobedo’s murder. Escobedo’s daughter, Rubi Frayre Escobedo, disappeared in Ciudad Juarez in 2008, and her burned, dismembered remains were found in a trash bin the following June. Escobedo launched a campaign pressing for justice in the case, staging numerous marches including one when she wore no
clothes, wrapped only in a banner with her daughter’s photograph. The main suspect in the killing, Sergio Barraza, was ordered released in April for lack of evidence, and this week Escobedo planted herself in front of the offices of Gov. Cesar Duarte and vowed not to move until investigators showed progress in the case. Security video recorded
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her killing Thursday night outside the building by masked gunman who pulled up in a car and shot her in the head. Barraza is now a chief suspect in Escobedo’s murder, according to Carlos Gonzalez, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office in Chihuahua state, where Ciudad Juarez is located. Three judges who ordered Barraza’s release
Palestinians still hope for state by summer
Palestinian men dance while waving red flags during a march marking the 43rd anniversary of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian plans to establish a state by summer in agreement with Israel remain on track and they do not intend to seek alternatives such as unilateral recognition from the international community, a top Palestinian official said in a special interview with Israeli TV aired Saturday. Later Saturday, an Israeli airstrike killed five Gaza militants in the deadliest attack against the coastal strip in months. The Israeli military said the men were about to launch a rocket attack against southern Israeli communities when they were struck. Palestinian officials confirmed the five dead in central Gaza were militants but had no further details. The militant Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, while the more moderate Palestinian Authority governs the West Bank. The rare flare up in violence comes as Israel and the Palestinian Authority are at an impasse in peace talks over a Palestinian demand that Israel freeze Jewish settlements in areas Palestinians want for a future state. Given the stalemate, some Palestinian officials have been trying to rally international recognition for an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem even without a deal with Israel. However, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said in the interview this is not his goal. “What we are looking for now is a state of Palestine. We are not looking for yet another declaration of statehood. We are not looking for a unilateral declaration of statehood,” he said in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV. “I really do not have a Plan B. ... I am not going to offer alternatives.” The interview was the first Fayyad has granted to an Israeli TV station since becoming prime minister in 2007. His comments suggested there are differences of opinion in the Palestinian leadership about peacemaking strategy.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and several of his top aides have said repeatedly they are pursuing alternatives, arguing that there is little hope at this stage that meaningful negotiations on the terms of statehood can resume. The main fallback strategy involves seeking recognition from as many countries as possible of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, the territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast War. Recently, Brazil and Argentina granted such recognition, and Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath told reporters Saturday that he expects three more countries, including Uruguay, to follow suit. He said he also expects three more European countries to upgrade Palestinian representation in coming weeks, after Norway took that step earlier this week. Spain, Portugal and France have already done so. In addition, the Palestinians plan to go to the U.N. Security Council to seek a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, he said. Earlier this month, the Obama administration acknowledged that it had failed to persuade Israel to extend a curb on settlement construction without which the Palestinians won’t resume negotiations. Shaath said U.S.-led peace efforts were in a “deep coma” and that he did not expect negotiations to resume anytime soon. He expressed disappointment over Washington’s handling over the negotiations, saying that he believes U.S. attempt to engage in shuttle diplomacy, now that the door to direct talks is close, is “totally useless.” Fayyad, on the other hand, used his rare appearance before an Israeli media outlet to reaffirm his rejection of violence and call on peace talks to be resumed.
A Palestinian demonstrator carrying a Fatah and Palestinian flag runs from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers, top, during a weekly protest against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, Friday. “We should not be discouraged because we have failed so many times before. It doesn’t mean that we should give up,” he said. Nir Hefetz, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, welcomed the comments. Fayyad, a former World Bank economist, is credited with an economic upturn in the West Bank and improving law and
order after a decade of violence. He has earned praise for taking steps to build a Palestinian state from the ground up — paving roads, reforming the judiciary and planning new cities — and by renouncing violence against Israel. He is well respected by both American and Israeli officials, though he has angered some in Israel for his aggressive campaign
to boycott West Bank settlements. In one famous incident, he tossed products made in Jewish settlements into a bonfire. “The issue is not the delegitimization of Israel but the delegitimization of the occupation,” he said. “We want to make peace with Israel. We have recognized their right to exist. The issue for us is the continued occupation.”
have been suspended pending an investigation. Drug gang violence has helped make Ciudad Juarez one of the world’s deadliest cities. More than 3,000 people have been killed in the city of 1.3 million this year alone. In the 1990s, hundreds of women were killed around Ciudad Juarez, about 100 of whom were sexually assaulted and dumped in the desert.
Italian court OKs evidence review for Knox
PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — Amanda Knox won an important victory in her appeals trial of her murder conviction in Italy on Saturday, when a court ruled that it will allow an independent review of crucial DNA evidence after defense claims that samples were inconclusive and possibly contaminated. The lower court trial, which convicted the American student a year ago and sentenced her to 26 years in Italian prison, had rejected a similar defense request for an outside review of DNA found on the bra clasp of the victim, her British roommate Meredith Kercher, and on a knife the prosecution alleged was used in the fatal stabbing attack. Kercher’s body was found in a pool of blood on Nov. 2, 2007, her throat slit in the apartment she shared with Knox. Forensic experts said she was killed the night before. Knox burst into tears, in a sign of a release of tension, said her stepfather Chris Mellas. “She’s a happy mess,” he said, smiling. She was convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Kercher in the rented house they shared in the university town of Perugia, where both were studying. The co-defendant in the appeals trial is her exboyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, an Italian who was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 25 years. Both deny any wrongdoing. Prosecutors maintain that Sollecito’s DNA was found on the bra clasp and that Knox’s DNA was found on the knife’s handle and Kercher’s DNA on the blade. The defense maintains that DNA traces presented at the first trial were inconclusive and also contends they might have been contaminated when they were analyzed. The court handed the defense another victory. It will allow several witnesses the defense hopes will refute testimony that placed Knox and Sollecito near the house on the night Kercher was killed. Knox’s mother, Edda Mellas, burst into tears of joy in the courtroom when the appeals court announced its decision. “Finally a little bit of good news,” Mellas said, as Knox’s family members hugged defense team lawyers. Judge Claudio Pratillo Hellman said after 90 minutes of deliberations that the DNA evidence review was needed “to remove any reasonable doubt.” He said two independent experts, from Rome’s Sapienza university, would either make new analyses of the DNA traces found, or if that isn’t possible, would review the analyses that had been carried out by previous forensic experts and assess whether they are reliable. DNA evidence was crucial in the first trial, where a clear motive did not emerge for the brutal killing. “Finally, the trial can begin,” said Luca Maori, an attorney for Sollecito. “After three years, we have scored our first important victory.” A Knox defense attorney, Luciano Ghirga, called the ruling Saturday “a significant step” and “a victory not for one side, but for the truth.”
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Cuban-Americans haul goods home on holiday visits HAVANA (AP) — In Cuba, Santa’s sleigh is a Boeing 737. Thousands of Cuban-Americans are heading to Havana this holiday season carrying everything from electronics and medicine to clothing and toiletries to help relatives back home supplement monthly salaries averaging about $20. Not only are Cuban-Americans visiting the island in far greater numbers since President Barack Obama lifted travel restrictions last year, they are bringing more stuff. One carrier says the average bag weight per passenger is up 55 percent — and many Miami-Havana flights are shadowed by a separate cargo plane just to haul the load. “They bring you things for the family,” said Paulo Roman Garcia, a 45-year-old Havana native who makes $9.50 a month selling fruit at a market in the city’s historic quarter. Roman Garcia was looking forward to a visit in the New Year from his older brother, who lives in New Jersey and will be coming down with stocking-stuffers such as clothing and treats, as well as big-ticket items including a stereo. “My son has asthma, and he’s bringing inhalers for his asthma,” Roman Garcia said. “Medicines are very important. Some don’t exist here, or they’re hard to find.” During the administration of for mer President George W. Bush, Cuban-Americans were allowed to visit only once every three years and were limited to $100 a month in remittances. Those restrictions ended in April 2009, although most non-Cuban Americans are still barred from traveling to the island. Cuba watchers and charter flight operators say travel between the United States and Cuba skyrocketed after the change and continues to climb steadily. “About 1,000 visitors are arriving a day from the U.S., and they expect somewhere close to 400,000 by the end of the year,” said Kirby Jones, president of Alamar Associates of Bethesda, Maryland, a consulting firm that works with American companies looking to do business with Cuba. “The U.S. is now sending the second-most visitors to Cuba than any other country,” after Canada, Jones said. The great majority are of Cuban heritage, and the rest are non-Cuban Americans traveling for officially sanctioned activities
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In this Dec. 16 photo, Sergio Montes de Oca of West Palm Beach, Fla. sits on a cart full of luggage as he waits with his family for a flight to Cuba at Miami International Airport in Miami. Thousands of Cuban-Americans are heading to Havana this holiday season carrying everything from electronics and medicine to clothing and toiletries to help relatives back home supplement monthly salaries averaging about $20. such as academic, cultural and sports exchanges. The figure does not include the small but growing number of Americans who sidestep the travel ban by flying in through Canada, Mexico or other countries, risking a stiff U.S. fine if they are caught. Traffic is even greater during the busy holiday season, when charters add additional flights that quickly fill up. Miami airport officials said 55 flights are scheduled to depart to four Cuban cities this weekend, among the heaviest travel days leading up to Christmas. At Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, Cubans crowded up against a low metal fence last week, straining to watch for loved ones as they emerged from customs pushing carts piled high with shrink-wrapped luggage, kitchen appliances, televisions, stuffed animals and cardboard boxes bursting at the seams. Arturo de Cordoba traveled from Miami with five suitcases crammed with cookies, sweets, rice and other goodies for his son and daughter, who picked
him up at the airport. “I come here to share with my children,” said Cordoba, a jeweler who has been living in the United States for 30 years. Tom Cooper, the president and owner of Miami-based Gulfstream Air Charter, which flies a 146-seat 737 jetliner to Havana daily, said his company’s passenger load has doubled from about 23,000 in 2009 to approaching 50,000 this year. Also on the rise are baggage numbers. “We track every pound that goes on the airplane. Our average bag weight in the last year has gone from 85 to 132 pounds (from 40 to 60 kilograms) per person,” Cooper said. The first 44 pounds (20 kilos) are free, and there is a $1-a-pound surcharge after that, he said. The load is so great that for about half of Gulfstream’s flights, the company charters a twin-turboprop cargo plane to carry the excess baggage, Cooper said. The visits are something of a lifeline in Cuba, where, five decades after the Cuban Revolu-
tion, many basic goods that Americans take for granted are in short supply — from office supplies to clothing, makeup, aspirin, batteries and even cat food. The Cuban gover nment blames the 48-year U.S. embargo, which prohibits nearly all commercial trade with the island, with the exception of food and medicine. A historically stagnant Cuban economy hasn’t helped. What goods can be had are often out of reach for average Cubans. A small 19-inch (48centimeter) flat-screen TV can cost well over $2,000 in the few stores that supply them. That’s far more than the cost of bringing one in from the United States, even with the $270 import duty levied on electronics and the extra overweight charges. Ten-year-old Daniela Lezcano of West Palm Beach, Florida, flew in alone for a three-week visit with her aunt, uncle, grandfather and other relatives in Pinar del Rio carrying clothing, food, medicine and toys,
including a red model of a 1960 Corvette. Her family planned a Christmas feast of roasted pork, homemade sweetened cassava and a typical rice and bean dish known as “congri.” “We are very, very, very happy to see other family members more often” since the travel restrictions were changed, said her uncle, Juan Miguel Guerra Pereira. Indeed, many say that as important as the gifts are, the emotional reunions are far more significant for families separated by just 90 miles (145 kilometers) of sea between Cuba and Florida, but torn by decades of Cold War tensions. Take Roman Garcia, who said he and 10 other relatives plan to be on hand at the airport to greet his brother when he returns for the first time since leaving Cuba in 1980. “We will have to cry a lot. It’s a very beautiful moment, but very sad,” Roman Garcia said. “We will go home together. ... He is going to be very happy, because it’s the house where he was born.”
141 inmates escape UN body to meet as South Korea Mexican border prison
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly 150 inmates escaped Friday from a state prison in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo, and authorities said the breakout was probably helped by prison employees. The public safety department of T amaulipas state, where the prison is located near the border with Laredo, Texas, said 141 inmates got out through a service entrance used by vehicles, “presumably with the assistance of the prison staff.” The department said the prison’s director could not be located, adding that he and other of ficials were under investigation. Eighty-three of the prisoners were being held for trial or had been convicted of crimes like theft, assault and other state offenses, while 58 were being held on federal charges, which include weapons possession and drug trafficking. T amaulipas has been plagued by a steady wave of violence tied to tur f battles between the Gulf and Zetas drug gangs, but it was unclear whether members of those groups were among the escaped inmates. States like Tamaulipas have said in the past they are not prepared to handle highly dangerous federal prisoners, and again on Friday the state urged the federal government to take charge of such inmates. “The state does not have the capacity to prevent them escaping,” the department said
in a statement. The federal Interior Department blamed the breakout on local authorities, saying they did not properly guard the facility. “The absence of ef fective methods of guarding and control by local authorities is deplorable, and it has caused frequent escapes from prisons that put the public at risk,” the department said in a statement. It called on state authorities to clean up their prison and judicial systems by increased screening and vetting of corrections officers. In past cases, prison guards — often underpaid or under threat from gangs — have been implicated in prison escapes. Federal police and soldiers were dispatched to patrol the area, and a search for escaped prisoners was begun. The jail break apparently occurred in the pre-dawn hours Friday. The escape came on the same day that federal Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna addressed a graduating class of new prison guards, underlining the urgent need to professionalize correctional forces. “We are making a historic effort to build a new prisons model, that will treat prison staff as efficient public servants,” Garcia Luna said. The new guard recruitment programs, supported in part by the U.S. gover nment, include increased training, screening and vetting of guards.
plans live-fire drills near border YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military waited for better weather to hold live-fire drills that the North warned would cause it to retaliate, but the high tensions prompted the U.N. Security Council to schedule an emergency meeting at Russia’s request. The one-day firing drills are planned by Tuesday on the same front-line island the North shelled last month as the South’s military conducted similar drills. The shelling killed four people on Yeonpyeong Island near the tense sea border. The North’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday that South Korea would face an unspecified “catastrophe” if the drills take place, in a statement carried by the of ficial Korean Central News Agency. The North also said it would strike harder than before. South Korea says the drills are routine, defensive in nature and should not be considered threatening. The U.S. supports that and says any country has a right to train for self-defense, but Russia and China, fellow permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, have expressed concern. Russia’s Foreign Ministry urged South Korea to cancel to avoid escalating tensions. The Security Council scheduled emergency closed-door consultations on North Korea for 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) Sunday at Russia’s request, said Mark Kornblau, spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. The United States holds the council’s rotating presidency this month. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador
A South Korean fishing boat sails by a South Korean navy facility and navy ship near Yeonpyeong island, South Korea, Sunday.
Vitaly Churkin said the Russian government believes the Security Council must send “a restraining signal” to North Korea and help launch diplomatic actions to resolve all disputes between North Korea and South Korea. China, the North’s key ally, said it is firmly against any acts that could worsen already-high tensions on the Korean peninsula. “In regard to what could lead to worsening the situation or any escalation of acts of sabotage of regional peace and stability, China is firmly and unambiguously opposed,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a statement Saturday. China’s Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun also warned in a statement that the situation on the Korean peninsula is “extremely precarious.” Bad weather is preventing the artillery drills over the weekend, but they will be conducted either Monday or Tuesday, a Joint Chiefs of Staff officer said Saturday.
The military was ready to respond to any possible provocation, the officer said on condition of anonymity, citing department rules. Marines carrying rifles conducted routine patrols Saturday. About 300 residents, officials and journalists remain on Yeonpyeong, but officials from Ongjin County, which gover ns the island, said they had no immediate plans to order a mandatory evacuation to the mainland. “North Korea said it will deal the powerful ... blow at us if we go ahead and fire artillery. So residents are getting more restless,” said Yoon Jin-young, a 48year-old islander. Activists launched balloons containing about 200,000 propaganda leaflets toward the North from the island, which is only about seven miles (11 kilometers) from North Korean shores. The balloons also carried 1,000 $1 bills and DVDs containing infor mation on the North’s artillery barrage last month.
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CITY OF Roswell Transit System Vehicle Operator Regular Part-Time
Part-time position transporting passengers for the Pecos Trails Transit System. Hours will vary to include weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must possess Commercial Driverâ€™s License (CDL) with a â€œPâ€? endorsement. If selected the applicant will be required to successfully pass a post-offer preemployment drug screen and physical/DOT examination as a condition of employment. Salary range $9.3287 to $13.4696 per hour. Complete job description and required application form available from Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, 624-6700, Ext. 268 or on-line at www.roswellnm.gov (application and waiver forms must be submitted). Deadline is 5:00 pm on December 30, 2010. EOE REHABCARE IS immediately interviewing PT, OT, SLP for staff positions and lead PT for MSU setting, for our SNF/Short-Term Rehab Units in Roswell, New Mexico.
EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY Temporary Distance Education Facilitator
This position falls under the Distance Education and Outreach department of the ENMU Portales campus, but is physically located on the ENMU Roswell campus. For more information visit www.enmu.edu /services/hr or call (505) 562-2115. All employees must pass a pre-employment background check. AA/EO/Title IX Employer DRIVERS Come join our team! Coastal Transport is seeking Drivers with Class (A) CDL. Must be 23 yrs old (X) Endorsement with 1 yr experience, excellent pay, home everyday! Paid Vacation, saftey bonus, company paid life inc. We provide state of the art training program. $2000 sign on bonus. For more information call 1-877-297-7300 or 575-748-8808 between 8am & 4pm, Monday-Friday.
*Sign on bonus available* We offer excellent pay, a generous comp package, I-touch technology, and more! For consideration, call Chris Hellman at 800-677-1202 ext. 2263, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org mEOE.
DESERT SUN Collision Center is looking for an experienced body technician. Must have experience in body repair, frame repair and panel replacement. ASE or ICAR certification with the proper documentation is a must. Also must have a clean and valid drivers licenses and able to pass a drug screen. Please apply at office 2912 W. 2nd, Roswell. No phone calls please.
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GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CELIA MADRID FUENTES, Defendants.
ROSWELL SELF STORAGE
NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 11, 2011, at the hour of 11:45, the undersigned Special Master will, at the south door of the Roswell Police Department, 128 West Second Street, Roswell, New Mexico, sell all the right, title and interest of the above-named Defendants in and to the hereinafter described real estate to the highest bidder for cash. The property to be sold is located at 610 West 1st Street, Roswell, and is situate in Chaves County, New Mexico, and is particularly described as follows: THE WEST 55 FEET OF LOTS 12, 13 AND 14 IN BLOCK 14 OF WEST SIDE ADDITION, IN THE CITY OF ROSWELL COUNTY OF CHAVES AND STATE OF NEW MEXICO, AS SHOWN ON THE OFFICIAL PLAT RECORDED JANUARY 1, 1891 IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 4, PLAT RECORDS OF CHAVES COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. THE FOREGOING SALE will be made to satisfy a judgment rendered by the above Court in the above entitled and numbered cause on October 7, 2010, being an action to foreclose a mortgage on the above described property. The Plaintiff's Judgment, which includes interest and costs, is $77,523.05 and the same bears interest at 8.125% per annum from August 17, 2010, to the date of sale. The amount of such interest to the date of sale will be $2,554.02. The Plaintiff and/or its assignees 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. The sale may be postponed and rescheduled at the discretion of the Special Master. 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 a one month right of redemption. _________________________ A.D. Jones, Special Master P.O. Box 1180 Roswell, NM 88202-1180 (575) 622-8432
NOTICE OF SALE TO SATISFY LIEN PO Box 1268-505 East 19th St. Roswell, NM 88202-1268 (575) 623-8590
Victor Acosta Donald Cassidy April Gonzales Patricia Gonzales or Michael Quintana Robert or Annette Moody Leonard or Natalie Reese
The above named persons are hereby notified that the goods, wares and merchandise left by them in self storage with Roswell self storage will be sold by said company at public auction or other disposition of the property, if not claimed by January 14, 2011. The purpose of the public sale or other disposition of the property is to satisfy the lien of said company for storage of said goods, wares and merchandise, together with incidental and proper charges pertaining thereto, including the reasonable expenses of this sale, all as allowed by laws of the state of New Mexico. Michael Woods Roswell Self Storage
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 19, 2010 The Chaves County Commission is now accepting applications for Road Maintenance, New Roads, Road Vacations and Road Removals A â€œRoad Removalâ€? requires that the applicant provide legal proof that the road in question is not a legally established county road or right-of-way. The deadline for Road Removal applications is February 1, 2011. A â€œRoad Vacationâ€? request is for the permanent discontinuance of a legally established county road or right-of â€“way.
A â€œRoad Maintenanceâ€? request is for the maintenance of a Chaves County Road or right-of-way. Applicant is required to bring road up to minimum county standards.
A â€œNew Roadâ€? request is for the maintenance of a new road or right-of-way.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday February 1, 2011. The applications are available at the Chaves County Administration Building, #1 St. Maryâ€™s Place. Please call (575) 624-6600 for more information.
Roswell Daily Record
045. Employment Opportunities SOUTHEAST NM Community Action Corporation Roswell Head Start Program is accepting applications for: Teacher ~ $14.03 $20.64 (DOQ) Teacher Assistants ~ $9.74 Substitutes (Teacher Asst. & Cook Asst.) ~ $8.82
!!! 4 DAY WORK WEEK (Mon-Thurs)!!! 7.5 to 9 hours per day (Varies by position) WORK SCHEDULE PER HEAD START CALENDAR REVIEW DEADLINE ~ DECEMBER 20, 2010 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Review job description & work schedule at the Department of Workforce Solutions at 2110 S. Main, Roswell, NM SNMCAC is an EEOE
BAKER NEEDED, night shift. Apply at Mama Tuckers, 3109 N. Main. COMFORT KEEPERS NOW HIRING in Roswell & Artesia. Seeking reliable, experienced caregivers for immediate F/T or P/T work days or week-ends. This will be the best job you ever had! Call Carol @ 624-9999 and apply at 1410 S. Main St. Roswell www.beacomfortkeeper.com.
VETERINARIAN ASSISTANT Position available at progressive veterinarian facility. Working with dogs, cats, and horses. Must be responsible, multi-tasker with good communication skills. Drop off resume by December 20, 2010 at 1607 Fowler Road. FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST seeks full time Office Manager/Transcriptionist. Excellent English grammar skills, experience with Microsoft Word/Excel, and type minimum 45 wpm. Knowledge in A/R, in billing a must. Bilingual would be helpful. Paid holidays and vacation time after probationary. Hours 8-5, M-F. Please send resumes to PO Box 2108, Roswell, NM 88202 or fax to 575-627-5955. Interviews will be scheduled by January 7, 2011 or earlier. PYRAMID SERVICES at FLETC Artesia, NM is seeking qualified personnel to act as Spanish Speaking Role Players in Part Time positions.
Role Players assume characters associated with various given scenarios. Duties and Responsibilities: â€˘ Able to understand both written and spoken English â€˘ Able to adapt to varying environmental conditions â€˘ Able to dress according to prescribed role/scenario â€˘ Able to take directions Physical Requirements: â€˘ Good Physical Condition â€˘ Able to climb stairs â€˘ Able to pass drug/alcohol test and criminal background check
For applications contact the Department of Workforce Solutions, or fax resumes to 575.748.7395.
Pyramid Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace. Please visit our website at www.pyramidservicesinc. com.
045. Employment Opportunities THE NEW You Salon has 2 booths for rent. Call 626-7669 or come by 206 A Sherrill Lane.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE/ ROUTE DRIVER Requisition Number 102577 High School Diploma/GED, experience with Route Sales desired, ability to work directly with our customers, build relationships with our customers by providing resolution to problems and/or complaints, conduct customer satisfaction reviews, clean driving record, ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and ability to pass a Department of Transportation Drug Screen and physical. Competitive salary and benefits. Application available at 515 N. Virginia, Roswell, NM 88201 from 12/10/10 to 01/07/11. EOE EMPLOYER THE ROSWELL Daily Record is currently accepting applications for the position of Pressman. This is a Part-time graveyard position, with weekend shifts. Applicants should be flexible with their schedule. For more information, and an application, please stop by the Roswell Daily Record Monday thru Friday 8am - 5pm.
No Phone Calls Accepted.
SOUTHEAST NM Community Action Corporation is accepting applications for:
Fiscal Director Carlsbad, NM Position is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the accounting department for the agency. Agency is funded by various federal and state agencies. $50,000 - $60,000 per year (DOQ)
GENEROUS BENEFIT PACKAGE FOUR DAY WORK WEEK Review Deadline December 27, 2010 Position Will Remain Open Until Filled
For more information, call (575) 887-3939, speak to Kathleen Clifton, visit snmcac.org, or the NM Department of Workforce Connection. SNMCAC is an EEOE
PUBLIC RELATIONS & TRAINING MANAGER
PVT has an opening for an experienced Public Relations and Training Manger. This person would be responsible for public communications in all service PVT service areas and training of services and products. The position is based at Headquarters in Artesia. PVT provides a competitive wage, sales commission and benefits package.
Preference given for bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, communications or closely related field with a minimum 2 years' experience in related field. Previous experience with filming and production required. Applications with background check forms may be obtained at Headquarters or on webpage www.pvt.com. Resumes and applications, including wage history, may be sent to PeĂąasco Valley Telecommunications, H. R. Dept., 4011 W. Main, Artesia, NM 88210. E-mail to: email@example.com Fax to: 575.736.1376. Equal Opportunity Employer
EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-ROSWELL
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POSITION *Nursing Faculty Retention Specialist (Plus 23.5% Stipend Above Salary $9,632)
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CLOSING DATE 12/23/10
*NOTE: This position is funded through an external grant. Continued employment beyond the fiscal year is contingent upon continued funding. Specific information on the above positions may be obtained by calling (575) 624-7412 or (575) 624-7061 or our website www.roswell.enmu.edu TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application for each job for which they are applying. A complete application packet consists of a letter of interest, resume, an ENMU-R Application form, and complete transcripts for those positions requiring a degree and/or if claiming college education. Failure to submit a complete application packet and all its requirements will invalidate your application. The ENMU-R application and job announcement(s) for the above position(s) are available in the Human Resources office at ENMU-Roswell, 61 University Blvd., Roswell, NM 88203 or on our website www.roswell.enmu.edu. Completed applications MUST be in the Human Resources office by 12:00 p.m. on Friday of the closing day, to be considered for this position. HR office hours are Monday â€“ Thursday 7:30 â€“ 6:00 and Friday from 8:00 â€“ 12:00. Successful applicants will be subjected to a Background Investigation prior to appointment. Appointment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of Background Investigation. New Mexico is an open record state. Therefore, it is the policy of the University to reveal to the public the identities of the applicants for whom interviews are scheduled. ENMU-Roswell reserves the right to cancel, change, or close any advertised position at any time. The decision to do so will be based upon the needs of the University and the final determination will rest with the President. ENMU-Roswell is an EOE/AA/ADA Employer
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