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On Tuesday, Sarah Schleper and Lindsey Vonn were officially added to the list of Vail locals headed to the Olympics. For Schleper this will be her fourth trip



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Richard “Rossi” Moreau is accused of shooting three people last November, killing one. Today he’ll learn whether he’ll stand trial for it. Moreau’s preliminary hearing convenes at 9:30 a.m. today. Neither the defense nor the prosecutors will throw everything they have at the preliminary hearing, but will try to get Judge Katharine Sullivan to see things their way. Sullivan could rule today if the prosecution’s case is strong enough to send Moreau to trial in District Court. Caught on video The prosecution’s centerpiece is a MOREAU video of Moreau’s shooting spree, composed from security cameras in the Sandbar in West Vail and pieced together by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. It shows Moreau shooting three of his victims, including killing Dr. Gary Kitching, Hurlbert said. Moreau faces eight felony charges, topped by first degree murder stemming from the shooting death of Kitching, 61, in the Sandbar in West Vail. Moreau is accused of wounding three others in the Nov. 7, 2009 shooting spree. Kitching, who lived in Carbondale, had stopped with his wife to watch the USC-Oregon State football game on the bar’s big screen television. He was a USC graduate. District Attorney Mark Hurlbert says there will be no plea bargain. If convicted, Moreau faces either life in prison or the

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death penalty. Moreau is 63. Moreau emptied the clip in a 1911 .45 caliber pistol during the shooting spree. Vail police investigators indicate he fired between 10 and 13 shots. Three of those reportedly went into Kitching. Vietnam veteran Moreau lived in the Vail Valley for the better part of three decades, and has long blamed his time in Vietnam for his shifts back and forth between alcohol and drugs, to periods of being substance free. Moreau served a tour in Vietnam as a radio teletype operator, according to his service record. He earned a Vietnam Service Medal, a silver service star and a bronze service star, also called battle stars, given to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who see combat. Moreau was awarded a Purple Heart and a Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, a National Defense Medal and three overseas service bars. Bits of his service records are blacked out, and so it is unclear how he earned his Purple Heart or his other military honors. Moreau went into the Army on October 29, 1965, according to his military records, finishing both his basic training and his advanced individual training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was on active duty until Nov. 5, 1969, and in the reserves until Oct. 28, 1971, when he was discharged. He reached the rank of corporal and was a radio team chief, his military records say. In Vietnam, he was with the 313th Radio Research Battalion between April 1966 and May 1967, his military records say. His unit was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for their work there.


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Avon tax increase idea Attention resurrected in new plan All Artists ‘Connect Avon Now’ proposes .85 percent sales tax hike By Dawn Witlin Special to the Mountaineer Avon’s initiative to raise sales tax to fund more transportation – an idea which died last year – is back in the form of Connect Avon Now (CAN), a new plan to increase bus service. CAN was first discussed last year, when the idea to float a ballot question asking voters to approve a 1.5 percent sales tax increase to improve bus services was not pursued by town officials. The town says CAN says would add routes to Buffalo Ridge, the Village at Avon and Beaver Creek Village, to name a few. It would also seek to add two public parking structures, along with 15 miles of trails, bike lanes and improved pedestrian paths. This time around, the plan proposes a sales tax increase of only .85 percent, along with a mil levy increase of 4.5 mils, which would be phased in over time. The council would have to formulate ballot questions asking voters in November for these tax increases. Several council members voiced their disproval of the project at yesterday’s meeting. “The economy is horrible right now,� said Council-

man Richard Carroll. “I think this sends the wrong message to the people of Avon who say, ‘What’s in it for me?’‌ it says that we don’t care about the economy, we don’t care how bad things stink, we’re going to keep taxing anyway.â€? Councilman Buzz Reynolds agreed. “I think 10 years ago this would have been an easy sell, but right now every nickel and dime in Avon is being spent ‌ we’re talking about people who can’t pay their property taxes,â€? he said. “The timing on this couldn’t be worse.â€? Town Manager Larry Brooks said speculation cannot predict what the voters want. “I don’t crusade for yes or no,â€? said Brooks. “I think we need to know what the people think ‌ I think we need to ask them. We’ll learn what we need to know as we lead up to the ultimate ballot question.â€? Public Works Director Jenny Strehler said CAN is an opportunity for the town “to be proactive in directing one key element for our future.â€? Without taking a vote on the issue, town staff and council members agreed to work towards raising public awareness of CAN and decide by September whether to put it on the November ballot.

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EVHS speech and debate team also headed for state Joining Battle Mountain High School at mind game finals By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer

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nent to a quivering pile of palaver. Feel free to start spitting out sound bites that are short on substance, facts and reason, but long on feelings. Go ahead. Then feel that rhetorical skewer go straight through you. That’s your opponent stabbing your argument in the heart. You get 30 minutes to prepare for either side of whatever argument you’re assigned. The wise use their

time wisely. “You don’t know which side you’ll be arguing until you’re standing in front of the judge,” Ritmiller said. Funny is hard At the other end of the speech team spectrum is improvisation, creative storytelling. Kids are assigned a topic and they have to make it funny. They have 15 minutes to prepare, three minutes to perform. The ill-equipped soon discover what comic genius Peter Sellers pointed out when he learned he was suffering from a terminal disease, “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” Zoe Thrasher does a solo piece about her mother teaching her to drive. It’s hilarious, and insightful in reaching common ground we all share. Peter Cirkovic and Rodrigo Hernandez are a local news team. They play a half dozen roles as they order Baconator cheeseburgers without the bacon from a fast food joint. Hernandez’ character because he’s allergic to bacon, and eats some when the counter kid mistakenly loads his burger with it. He dies funny. Of course, no one ever dies in a debate meet. Participants just read the judges’ comments and learn a little something they can take with them into real life – like, they’ll lose if they say “Like.” “They soon realize that the judges tend to tell them the same things we tell them,” Ritmiller said

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No room for reefer retailers? 500-foot limit is a buzz kill for ganjapreneurs’ shop By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer A group of Florida doctors say they simply cannot find a suitable spot in Eagle County for their pain management medical center. The county commissioners yesterday made the county’s temporary reefer regs a little more permanent, extending them through next month and possibly further. It’s a serious buzz kill for a group of ganjapreneurs who want to open a shop here. Last week, the county’s planning commission recommended approving set of permanent reefer regs, which prohibit reefer retailers from retailing reefer within 500 feet of schools, churches, church schools, colleges, universities and other places in which brain synapses are encouraged to fire. The commissioners are scheduled to deal with that on Feb. 23. In the meantime, Anne Nicol showed up at yesterday’s county commissioner meeting. She’s from Atlanta and says she lives in Avon. Nicol says she represents a consortium of Florida doctors who run certified pain clinics, and spend considerable time in Eagle County. “They’d like to be in Eagle County,” Nicol said. “They’ve been coming here for years.” Their presence is important because no Eagle County doctors sell reefer recommendations, she said. Referrals are those notes from a doctor that declare you eligible for a medical marijuana card, which then makes you eligible to buy marijuana from a legal dope dispensary for around $450 an ounce. So far, 15 doctors in Colorado have written thousands of recommendation over the past year, according to the state Depart-

ment of Health. “Zoning is making it difficult to find an appropriate place,” Nicol said. “There is no space available outside the 500 foot limit.” Bob Naracci is the county’s community development director and he was curious about this very thing. So Naracci put a pencil to paper and learned that there are just over 380 acres in unincorporated Eagle County zoned for commercial and businesses. Of those, 84 acres could accommodate reefer retailers, because they’re outside the 500-foot limit, Naracci said. Naracci made that information available yesterday, and much more in a presentation titled “Pot Powerpoint.” In it, locations of the county’s current crop of reefer retailers are indicated on maps. The first ones opened last spring. “You can see the proliferation since March. That’s capitalism at work,” said County Commissioner Jon Stavney, with a surprisingly straight face. Still, it’s difficult if not impossible to site a dope dispansary, Nicol said, because the 500-foot limit is a serious buzz kill for ganjapreneurs. And they really believe in the recuperative powers of medical marijuana. “They have patients who have refused opiates because they want to use marijuana,” Nicol said. “They’re reduced to obtaining it illegally.” These doctors are certified through the American Academy of Pain Management, Nicol said. According to the organization’s Web site, you need to take 100 hours of their classes, which you can do online, and pay your annual membership dues in order to become and stay certified.

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1-2 in Colo. Ski Cup downhill Ski and Snowboard Club Vail J2 racers Kaytlyn Samuelson and Katherine Irwin took Gold and Silver in the Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup downhill race at Winter Park yesterday. Samuelson led the charge on what coach Nick Foster described as a fast course. Kicking out of the start with bib number one, Samuelson raced the track in 1:16.96, a time that held for the women’s run to earn her the gold. On her heels was teammate Katherine Irwin. Irwin, 19th out of the start gate, skied her way to a 1:17.09, stopping the clock just .13 seconds off of the winning time to garner the Silver.

Moving up ten spots in yesterday’s downhill was Anne Strong. Strong raced the track in 1:17.96 to place 5th. Celine Guilmineau took her 20th place start to a 7th place finish with a time of 1:18.55. Foster said the girls were ecstatic about their results. “The SSCV women had some really strong skiing,” he said, “on a course that was faster than what they skied during the training runs on Monday.” For the SSCV men in the Surefoot Downhill, Nathan Asoian placed 4th and Cannon O’Brien took 15th. Surefoot Colorado Cup Downhill racing continues today for the men and women at Winter Park.

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Bob Dylan, the legendary singer-songwriter whose angry lyrics formed a soundtrack for the 1960s protest era, will headline a White House celebration next month of music from the Civil Rights movement, according to the AFP. Starring alongside Dylan, 68, will be singers Natalie Cole, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Smokey Robinson. Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah reportedly will emcee the evening, which will include readings of famous civil rights speeches. The concert, on Wednesday February 10, to be broadcast a day later on US public television, is the latest in a series of musical evenings hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, AFP reports. Obama, who is frequently quoted saying he owes his position as America’s first black president to the sacrifices of the Civil Rights generation, will make brief remarks at the concert.

ACORN nemesis arrested

A conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target a community-organizing group with ties to President Barack Obama was among four men arrested and accused of trying to interfere with the office phones of a Democratic senator. Federal officials have not yet said whether the men involved were successful, or if their goal was political espionage. Still, the operation’s style was reminiscent of the famous Watergate break-in, which ballooned into a scandal that consumed Richard Nixon’s presidency and led to his resignation. Activist James O’Keefe, 25, was already in the New Orleans office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu on Monday when two of the accused showed up claiming to be telephone repairmen, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office said Tuesday. Letten says O’Keefe recorded them with his cell phone. The two men, Robert Flanagan and Joseph Basel,

both 24, asked the reception for access to the main phone at the desk, and after handling it asked for access to a phone closet so they could work on the main phone system, Letten’s office said. The men were directed to another office in the building, where they are accused of again misrepresenting themselves as telephone repairmen. Federal agents arrested them later. A fourth man, Stan Dai, 24, was also arrested, but Letten’s office said only that he assisted the others in planning, coordinating and preparing the operation.

State of the economy, deficit and terrorism

President Barack Obama will try to pivot past rocky times for the nation and himself Wednesday night in his first State of the Union address, offering a skeptical public repackaged plans to energize the economy, stem a tide of red ink and strengthen anti-terror defenses. He’ll also be trying to revive his own “yes we can” image. One year into office, Obama faces urgent challenges as he addresses lawmakers gathered in the Capitol and a prime-time television audience at home. The country has lost more than 7 million jobs since the recession began two years ago, unemployment is stuck at 10 percent and the government is grappling with a record $1.4 trillion deficit. Obama’s presidency is troubled as well. The percentage of Americans giving a thumbs-up to his performance has fallen precipitously, from 74 percent when he took office to 56 percent now. He hasn’t had a breakout legislative or diplomatic victory, and he’s failed to break Washington’s partisanship as promised. Then last week, an upset Republican victory in a Massachusetts Senate race threw Obama’s signature domestic priority, a sweeping health care overhaul, into jeopardy and shined a spotlight on the economic angst now being taken out on him.

Unemployment benefits drives up cost of stimulus $75 billion

Last year’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill is going to be even more expensive—$75 billion more. That’s the finding in a Congressional Budget Office estimate of the costs of the economic stimulus bill, which mixed tax cuts and lots of spending in an effort to jump-start the economy. The reason for the higher estimate of the recovery bill’s price tag is chiefly that unemployment benefits

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are costing more. Plus, stimulus-subsidized bonds to pay for infrastructure projects are more popular than expected with state and local governments. Republicans have long blasted the stimulus for being long on spending and short on creating jobs as promised. Democrats say it has helped keep the economy going and has produced up to 2 million jobs.

The attack of the alien microbes

For decades, scientists have scanned the heavens in search of extraterrestrial life. Perhaps they should have looked closer to home. Variant life forms—most likely tiny microbes—could still be hanging around “right under or noses—or even in our noses,” Paul Davies, an award-winning Arizona State University physicist, told a group of scientists Tuesday. “How do we know all life on earth descended from a single origin?” he said, speaking at London’s Royal Society. “We’ve just scratched the surface of the microbial world.” The idea that alien micro-organisms could be hiding on Earth has been discussed for a while, according to Jill Tarter, the director of Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a U.S. project that listens for signals from civilizations based around distant stars. Unusual organisms abound—including chemicaleating bacteria which dwell deep in the ocean and organisms that thrive in boiling-hot springs—but that doesn’t mean they’re different life forms entirely.

Kiefer Sutherland victim of Carr-cattle fraud

Actor Kiefer Sutherland was among cattle customers roped into an alleged scam that netted more than a million dollars. Prosecutors say Michael Wayne Carr of Linden had agreements to buy steers in Mexico for his customers and sell them for profit in the United States. Carr allegedly took $869,000 from Sutherland, star of the Fox TV show “24,” and $177,000 from a New Mexico couple. Prosecutors say there’s no record Carr ever bought the steers. They also say Carr sold steers that didn’t belong to him. Carr is charged with 12 felonies, including grand theft, forgery and embezzlement. If convicted on all charges, he faces 18 years in prison.

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GM makes Dutch deal to sell SAAB

A small Dutch automaker will try to do what U.S. auto giant General Motors Co. couldn’t — make money by selling Saab brand automobiles in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. GM signed a deal Tuesday to sell Saab to Spyker Cars NV for $74 million in cash plus $326 million worth of preferred shares in Saab. The deal hinges on a $550 million loan from the European Investment Bank, which the Swedish government on Tuesday committed to guaranteeing. The sale is a coup for Spyker, which is based in Zeewolde, Netherlands, and a lifeline for Saab, which has lost money ever since GM bought a 50 percent stake and management control for $600 million in 1989. The Detroit automaker gained full ownership in 2000 for $125 million more. Saab employs around 3,500 people in Sweden and was within days of liquidation as part of GM’s restructuring. Now GM will continue providing vehicles and parts to the new company, to be called Saab Spyker Automobiles NV.

Bachelor Brad’s $1.1 million pit

The latest development in the gossip universe’s breathless coverage of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s rumored split: Brad bought himself a $1.1 million bachelor pad, according to Newser. “‘Brad has had his eye on it for some time but he decided now was the right time to buy because he wanted a place to call his own,” a source was quoted saying. “He needs somewhere quiet that doesn’t have memories of Angie and where he can be alone and think about what he does next.” Another source reportedly says Brad is trying to make his relationship work, and his mother is on board to help the couple, and will be meeting the actress next week. Meanwhile, TMZ reports Pitt—and his enormous beard—were spotted at the LA home he shares with Jolie on Sunday. Built in 1920 and originally on sale for $2.5 million, the property has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bar area, according to the Daily Mail, a British newspaper. There is also a cave built into the foundations.

Gordon Brown wants to tax here

Britain stepped up its push for a global tax on financial transactions Monday as part of broad plans to reform the banking sector following the financial crisis, amid concerns that the US may act alone, according to the AFP. Prime Minister Gordon Brown was quoted insisting that his proposal for an international levy on financial transactions was “gathering support around the world,” a day after Chancellor Alistair Darling hit out at US

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proposals. Meanwhile, Paul Myners, the financial services minister, reportedly said international agreement on an extraordinary bank levy “would be the most important legacy” of the state-led response to the financial crisis. Brown has urged leading economies, including the United States, France and Germany, to consider a tax on financial transactions to make banks more accountable to society. The prime minister has pressed the idea of a so-called Tobin Tax but said nations could also consider an insurance scheme aimed at preventing a repeat of the huge state bailouts of banks caused by the financial crisis. the AFP reports.

Oliver Stone: Hitler was enabled by Western bankers

Adolf Hitler was a psychopath and a monster but rose to power thanks to big business leaders and other supporters who appreciated his vow to destroy communism and control workers, Hollywood filmmaker Oliver Stone reportedly said Monday. Stone, who is working on a 10-part documentary on the 20th century titled “The Secret History of the United States,” was quoted saying the German dictator was “enabled by Western bankers” and managed to “seduce” Germany’s military industrial complex, according to the Canadian Press. “Hitler is a monster. There is no question. I have no empathy for Hitler at all. He was a crazy psychopath,” Stone reportedly told reporters. “But like Frankenstein was a monster, there was a Dr. Frankenstein. He is product of his era.”

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The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday tentatively approved an ordinance to close most of the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries, winding down months of debate on how to limit the rapid spread of such clinics. The ordinance, if passed next week by a simple majority of the 15-member council, would cap the number of dispensaries at 70 and require them to be at least 1,000 feet from “sensitive uses” — schools, parks and other public gathering spots. The local law would put an end to the proliferation of pot dispensaries. As many as 1,000 have cropped up over the past few years. The ordinance would also likely force remaining clinics that comply to move to industrial areas because of the distance requirement. Four dispensaries were open in 2005 when a local medical marijuana law was discussed by city officials — who acknowledge the ordinance won’t solve all the problems. “I think it’s a beginning point,” Councilman Ed Reyes said after Tuesday’s meeting. “We have to get control of this issue and shape a policy to make medical marijuana more accessible to those who need it.”

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a year ago might have been unrealistic,” added Tracy. “But she has a spirit like no other. If you look at the Olympics there’s always someone who comes out of nowhere. It’s exactly what Julia [Mancuso] did in 2006 and now Jules has something that a lot of people will never have – an Olympic gold medal.” Perhaps her best race of the season came in December at a World Cup slalom in Lienz, Austria, where she had the fastest second run to take fifth overall, which was her best finish since 1995. “I’ve been skiing really well in slalom. This result is more than I could hope for. I’m so close to the podium,” Schleper said after that race. “In slalom you’re always recovering from mistakes. So, to put a clean run down that was aggressive and fast ... there’s just a lot more involved. When everything lines up, it’s great.” Other big finishes for Schleper this season include eighth at World Cup GS in Are, 13th in a World Cup GS in Lienz and second at a Europa Cup in Alleghe. She took second at an FIS slalom in Crans Montana yesterday. Throughout the season, Schleper was working towards grabbing additional World Cup points to get back into the top-30 start list, which became a big advantage, allowing her to ski faster and more consistently on a fresher course. If she can put together two great runs in either GS or slalom, there’s no reason why Schleper can’t make it onto the podium in Whistler. Meanwhile former Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Athlete Lindsey Vonn has redefined dominance in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, earning five World Cup titles setting numerous ski racing high marks. Her genuine approachability and an ambitious PR agenda have rocketed her to the forefront of Olympic sport. She was recently announced as 2009 United States Olympic Committee Sportswoman of the Year. She is also NBC’s “Sportswoman of the Decade.”

This season, Vonn has won every World Cup downhill and currently leads the overall, downhill, super G and super combined points standings. Although she has struggled mightily in GS and slalom, women’s Head Coach Jim Tracy maintains that “With Lindsey, there’s potential in every event. She’s put in the hard work to make it happen and has proven she can,” he said. “But the cream of the crop will be there [at the Olympics], and they all have the same goal. She’s said it better than anyone, if she wins one medal of any color, she’ll be happy. Everything else will be a bonus,” he said. For Vonn, Vancouver could be a chance at redemption. She crashed during a training run at the 2006 Games, slamming her right knee, back and head into the snow at nearly 50 mph. Although she climbed into the starting gate soon after that harrowing fall, she didn’t win any medals. Since then, Vonn has captured just about everything there is to win, including two overall World Cup titles. “I would predict she would win a gold medal or two or three or four or five in Vancouver,” said Billy Kidd, who won silver in the slalom at the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. “This is not another Olympics. This is her Olympics. This is her chance to show what she could’ve done in Torino.” Vonn insists she’s not thinking about winning five golds. “Honestly, the toughest thing about ski racing is all the variables involved in our sport,” she said recently. “I’m skiing really well right now, but anything can happen on race day in Whistler. I can get a gust of wind or the weather could change, so all I’m doing is preparing myself as best I can going forward. I hope all the pieces come together for the race days in Whistler.” – The Associated Press and the U.S. Ski Team Press Office contributed to this report

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is local again.” Working off business model that he developed in Steamboat, Fleischer will bring together the “brick and mortar” of a storefront location with the premium delivery service of Black Tie Ski Rentals. Fleischer Sport and Black Tie will be offering ski and snowboard demos and rentals, including Premium, Performance and Development packages. Unlike other delivery services, customers will have the ability to switch out and store their equipment at the base of Vail Mountain throughout the ski day. Fleischer says that many retailers have struggled to expand into the delivery business. But, by teaming up with Black Tie Ski Rentals, which has already established a great reputation and system that works, the merger of a “brick and mortar” storefront location and delivery service is simplified. “The store-front is the easy part. Having a very professional delivery service is the hard part because you have to be very dynamic when you have a delivery business like Black Tie,” Fleischer said. “So, we’re going in the opposite direction by bringing a storefront to a very established and first-of-its-kind delivery business.” Fleischer Sport and Black Tie will be offering innovative ideas, tailored to the needs of the customer. For example, they plan to match the customer’s rental with his or her lift ticket. That is, if the customer wants to ski four out of six days, he or she would only have to pay for four days of rental equipment. Also, kids ski free with an adult rental, and storage of boots, skis and shoes is free with a rental package. “What we’re trying to do is be innovated and progressive. That’s what Fleischer Sport is all about,” he said. “We attach ourselves to the customer’s need, so it becomes a very personalized service.” “Vail is the fishbowl of skiing. All eyes are on Vail in North America,” he said. “For Fleischer Sport to be front and center in this location is everything for me. My name’s going on a shop, and this is where I grew up. I extremely psyched to be back.”



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[From page 1] THE UPDATE -----------------------------------------tradition dating back thousands of Toyota gas pedal years, according to the Guardian, a British newspaper. problem forces The recommendation will be subproduction stop mitted to higher authorities in April as part of a draft bill to tackle animal abuse. In ancient times, dog meat was considered a medicinal tonic. Today, it is commonly available throughout the country, but particularly in the north where dog stew is popular for its supposed warming qualities, writes the Guardian’s Jonathan Watts. In recent years, however, such traditions are increasingly criticized by an affluent, pet-loving, urban middle class. Online petitions against dog and cat consumption have reportedly attracted tens of thousands of signatures. Videos showing the maltreatment of farmed dogs have spurred protests at markets where the animals are bought and sold. But the drafters of the new proposal want far more drastic measures, which would oblige law enforcement authorities to close down thousands of dog restaurants and butchers which supply the meat, writes Watts.

Toyota is suspending U.S. sales of eight car and truck models to fix sticking gas pedals and halting production lines at plants from Texas to Canada to deal with the problem, the latest to confront the world’s No. 1 automaker. The suspended sales, announced Tuesday, involve a significant portion of Toyota Motor Co.’s fleet and some of its most popular vehicles, including the Camry and Corolla. As part of the plan, Toyota is halting some production at five assembly plants beginning the week of Feb. 1 “to assess and coordinate activities.” The Japanese automaker said the sales suspension includes the following models: the 2009-2010 RAV4, the 2009-2010 Corolla, the 2007-2010 Camry, the 2009-2010 Matrix, the 2005-2010 Avalon, the 2010 Highlander, the 2007-2010 Tundra and the 2008-2010 Sequoia.

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Alpenrose in Vail. Looking for experienced line cook. Must speak fluet English, flexible hours. Apply in person or call Gunther

926-6602 People who hang out with crooks to do part time work for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. Make some extra cash! Drug use and criminal record OK. Must be willing to work odd hours. Give us a call and we can work out the details. Confidentiality GUARANTEED!!! Leave a message with a good phone number and your call will be returned. (970) 471-9729.

Temporary housekeeping position needed. Alpenrose in Vail. Looking for experienced line cook. Must speak fluent English, flexible hours. Apply in person or call Gunther

2 Door, 1.9L, Manual, 115,460 Miles, #3154 $9,995

4 Door, 2.0L, Manual, 80,610 Miles, #8257A 888-413-5024

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3 Door MV, 2.8L, 4-Speed Automatic, 95,000 Miles, Stock #7143 $12,991

4 Door, 2.5L, Manual, 53,380 Miles, #6198 $12,995

AWD, 4 Door, 2.7L, 59,040 Miles, Stock #5364

4 Door, 1.8L, 5-Speed Automatic, 30,320 Miles, Stock #47A $14,995


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Value Edition, 4 Door, 2.0L, Automatic w/OD Speed Tiptronic, 61,583 Miles, Stock #9190 4 Door, 2.0L, Automatic w/OD Speed Tiptronic, 69,254 Miles, Stock #4622

35-40 hrs a week. Competitive pay. English a must. Apply in person.


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Classifieds $35/week. 926-6602

Personas que se junten con ladrones para trabajar medio tiempo para La Oficina de Sheriff. ¡Haga dinero extra! Uso de droga y antecedentes penales No es problema. Debe estar dispuesto a trabajar diferentes horas. Dénos una llamada y podemos trabajar los detalles. ¡La confidencialidad es GARANTIZADA!!! Deje mensaje con un número de teléfono bueno y su llamada será devuelta. 970-471-9729.

Turbo, 4 Door, 2.0L, Manual, 58,627 Miles, Stock #P8473 888.413.5024 4 Door, 1.8L, 5-Speed Automatic, 43,945 Miles, Stock #P4878

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3 Door, 1.6L, Manual, 9,985 Miles, Stock #3189 8 Cylinder, 5-Speed Automatic, 62,628 Miles, Stock #3288

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2 Door, 1.0L, 5-Speed Manual, 8,580 Miles, #6362 $11,991

4 Door, 2.5L,5-Speed Manual, 57,957 Miles, Stock #5175 888-413-5024

4 Door, 2.0L, Automatic w/OD Speed Tiptronic, 69,000 Miles, Stock #4622 888.413.5024


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Classifieds $35/week. 926-6602 New 2 bedroom, 1 bath basement lockout apartment. 1100 sq ft, windows and walk-in closets in every room. Stainless and granite kitchen w/washer & dryer. On the river with dock. Pets OK. Call 970.524.9421 or Email:

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Commercial Corner Deals, Steals & Leases

Warehouse space, several sizes available from 950 - 3158 sqft., large overhead doors, 1/2 bath with office space or for storage

Flex/Office spaces ranging from 20006000 sqft starting at $16 psf. Highly visible location with competitive rental rates and low CAM costs. Large garage door bay unitis available

Great location between Avon and Vail. Overhead door, separate small office area. Ideal for storage, warehouse or distribution. Auto Repair shop not approriate use for space.

Offices ranging from 319-748 sq ft starting at $15psf low CAM cost ($6.50 psf ) ample parking, central eagle vail location, flexible on price & terms of lease. Available immediatly

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Ideal Edwards location. Mixed Business/ Retail space available. Opportunity to have a premier ground floor location w/ good traffic in place.

Edwards Commercial Park turnkey space w/ overhead door. Great for contractor w/ storage needs. Includes small kitchen. Finished as a contemporary office space.

Executive Office Space Available at The Riverwalk in Edwards. Fully Furnished includes conference room, receptionist, fax and copier.

Commercial Riverwalk Office. Professional office suite with use of conference room, reception area, copier and heat included


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For 1or 2 yr lease. Available immediately. Starting at $15 psf

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$675/month Call for Details


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D-3 - 3500 sq. ft. includes 300 sq. ft. Studio apartment. D-4 - 4000 sq. ft. includes 1200 sq. ft. 2 BD, 2 BA apartment.

$595,000, $3500/lease $895,000, $4500/lease Dave Peterson, Dave Peterson Electric


2 offices (1,034 and 708 sqf ) can be combined. $35 psf, underground parking, location in Lionshead, pool, fitness center, front desk, ski in/ski out.

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Nestled against a beautiful hillside and boasting magnificent views, this residence features an open floorplan, 5 Bedrooms, and is steps to world-class skiing and golf.

Great 2 BD condo in Chapel Square. Great rental history. Southern views. Offered fully furnished. Convenient to everything. Walkable distance to the gondola.

3 BD, 3BA Large 3rd floor 3 bedroom end unit on one level with views north and west. Ski in/ski out building, easy access to Beaver Creek Village.

2BD, 3 BA, Completely remodeled. Excellent location in the building. Ski in/ ski out location. Easy walk to Beaver Creek Village.

508E East Arrowhead Drive


#328 Kiva Lodge, 2057 Sq. ft.

#327 Kiva Lodge, 1520 Sq. Ft.

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802 Beard Creek Trail. Modern mountain luxury. 5BR, multiple stone verandas, fire pit, large rec room, wine cellar, elevator, & gorgeous views from every room.

11,026 sf masterpiece, insp by romantic style found in Italian mtn villages. Stone terraces overlooking Spring Creek, 2 acres of open space, unrivaled outdoor living.

Lots of Updates, Combined with the Fabulous Charm of 1908

Historic And Updated - Five Bedrooms on a Large Lot - Bromwell School

Charming and Traditional with great space in an amazing location.

740 Marion Street

130 Gaylord Street

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Exceptional! Immaculate! Unequaled! Private! Tranquil! 4Bd, 5Ba, 3 Car grg, Plantation Home, end of cul-de-sac on Creek! Open Space on 3 sides. Spectacular finishes throughout! SHORT SALE.

5 Bd spacious home w/fenced yard for privacy, cul-de-sac location, amazing storage and bonus rooms, convenient location to fine dining, skiing, golf, and shopping are all just out your front door.

Only unit for sale in the desirable Quartz building. Immaculate Loft Condo with many upgrades, and views overlooking the plaza.

SHORT SALE. Great Value. Nice 3Br, 2Ba, 2 Car Grg, Stick built Ranch w/ gas fireplace, patio, fenced back yard, sprinkle irrigation, Ready to move in. QUICK CLOSING.

Great 5Bd/2Ba Family home w/room for all. Parking for your TOYS or RV. LARGE shed in the back yard. Part. finished family room and 3rd Bath in lower level. All material for completion included. NO HOA 138 Spring Circle






Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

$649,000 Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.

Four acre horse property w/ irrigation water, adjacent to public land. New 4 Bedroom + Office, 3Bath, 3 car garage home with office & satillo tile.

Cute 3 bed, 1 3/4 bath, 3 story townhome, Fenced back yard, All appliances including the washer and dryer. Quiet location.


114 Red Hill Road $229,900


Henri Stone


4 Bedroom, 3 Bath + Office, 3 Car Garage, Irrigated Horse Property, Up to 4 Horses.

916 Mayne Street $749,000 FSBO





Quartz Building #210 $525,000

Sandra Kelly Gateway Land & Development


Beautiful stick built home in Buckhorn Valley. Granite counters, cherry cabinets, Gas fireplace in living room, all appliances including W/D included. Fenced back yard. SHORT SALE. QUICK CLOSING.




130 Summer Meadow $325,000 Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties


Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 4 bathroom Willowstone Home. 2 car garage, fenced yard for toys, Huge walkout guest suite, Hot tub on the deck.

364 Navajo Only $365,000

90 Willowstone Place $499,000



2 BD, 3BA 2 bedroom plus loft, top floor, end unit. Common areas of the Kiva Lodge just recently remodeled.

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Amazing price on a Quail Run Townhome. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath with lots of upgrades. Hardwood Floors, berber carpet, tile, and wood trim. 100% Financing to Qualified Buyers


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Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

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Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

New 3BR 3Ba SF homes. Featuring Lake Creek views, hardwood floors, stone FPs, & large covered deck.

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