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15-year old wins world’s most competitive children’s race By Geoff Mintz Mountaineer Staff Writer Mikaela Shiffrin of Vail, 15, took backto-back gold medals at Trofeo Topolino. The Italian ski race, now in its 49th year, is generally regarded as the premiere event on the children’s calendar – an

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Obama pushes health care bill

Stirring memories of his campaign for the White House, President Barack Obama made a spirited, shirt-sleeved appeal for passage of long-stalled health care changes Monday as Democratic congressional leaders worked behind the scenes on legislation they hope can quickly gain passage. “Let’s seize reform. It’s within our grasp,” the president implored his audience at Arcadia University, the first outside-the-Beltway appearance since he vowed last week to do everything in his power to push his health care [See THE UPDATES, pages 12-13]

unofficial World Championships for J3 racers. “This didn’t come without a lot of hard work. I don’t think it’s really hit me yet,” Shiffrin said after winning the giant slalom. “These past two days have been beautiful and perfect conditions. All of the hard work paid off and it came at the

right time.”

 Topolino is the marquee international event for young ski racers 11-15 years old, held annually in northern Italy. Shiffrin joins the ranks of Olympic medalists Lindsey Vonn and Andrew Weibrecht, who also won Topolino as kids. Shiffrin, competing among a very in-

ternational field, was followed on the podium by Adriana Jelinkova of the Netherlands in second, and Louise Jansson of Sweden in third. Taking third for American woman, 31st overall was Ski Club Vail’s Kendall VanHee, who qualified for Topolino [See SHIFFRIN, page 19]

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail places 3 in top 10 at Junior Olympics GS Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Caroline Byrne, Erika McCormick and Olivia Swift placed 4th, 6th and 10th, respectively, at the 2010 Rocky/Central J3 Junior Olympics girl’s giant slalom races yesterday on Golden Peak in Vail. See complete results inside. Pictured at left is Erika McCormick clearing a gate during yesterday’s race. Avery Cunliffe photo.

Glenwood Canyon to remain closed

66-ton rock slid off cliff, punched hole in Interstate 70 By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will remain closed for the foreseeable future, CDOT officials said yesterday.

There is some good news about almost 100 tons of rock falling on the highway through Glenwood Canyon, closing I-70 in both directions. “People will get to see parts of [See GLENWOOD, page 18]

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Acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow’s music can transport the listener across time and space on an imaginary journey to such places as a rustic Irish fishing village, the misty Scottish Highlands, or an ancient English forest. Barlow is scheduled to play a concert at the Vail Public Library at 5:30 p.m. tonight. For centuries, Celtic melodies have been played primarily on the harp, flute, pennywhistle, and fiddle. But more recently, innovative guitarists have developed methods of playing this enchanting music utilizing alternate tunings combined with fingerstyle techniques. Barlow’s concerts bring traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the music. A warm and accessible performer and storyteller, Barlow’s unique and skillfully delivered repertoire is a synthesis of his own Celtic inspired compositions and the traditional music of the British Isles. “Jerry Barlow’s performances reveal a performer who is skilled, funny and riveting. Out of the many musicians performing today, the vast majority are skilled in either performing on their instrument or in entertaining an audience. It’s very rare and extremely enjoyable to see a musician at the very top of his craft in both areas,� says Scott Beach, Entertainment Director of Colorado Celtic Entertainment. The Indie Acoustic Project, an international award that celebrates the best in innovative, independent acoustic music, has selected the title song from Barlow’s newest CD, “Bring Down the Storm,� as one of the best songs of 2006. Songs from his first CD, “Keepsake,� have been played on National Public Ra-

dio and were included in a PBS documentary Song of Our Children. Songs from “Bring Down the Storm� are heard in the newly released documentary “Learn More About Climate� from Landlocked Films and the University of Colorado. Barlow was also featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine and has performed for the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in the Gates Auditorium, High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series, the Performing Arts Festival at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Swallow Hill Music Association in Denver, and the Main Stage at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The concert is free and open to the public. “Keepsake� and “Bring Down the Storm� are available at all performances. The library is located at 292 W. Meadow Dr., Vail. For more information call 970/479-2194.

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Vail meeting tonight at Donovan Pavilion 10th annual part business, part social gathering will focus on state of economy Vail’s state of the economy will be the will be led by Mayor Dick Cleveland focus of the town’s Annual Community beginning at 5:30 p.m. Chris Jarnot, SeMeeting and Open House which takes nior Vice President and Chief Operating place from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Officer of Vail Mountain, will also adDonovan Pavilion. dress the gathering with a community The event is sponsored by the Vail update on improvements planned for Town Council and will include oppor- Vail Mountain and the company’s focus tunities to learn more about the com- on guest service. A question and answer munity’s economic health as well as session will follow the presentations priority actions identified by the town with time for additional one-on-one disand its partner agencies, including Vail cussions and open house displays for the Resorts, Vail Recremainder of the reation District, evening. Eagle River Water New this year New this year will be an en- will & Sanitation Disbe an energy trict, Eagle County ergy efficiency display featur- efficiency display Wildfire Mitigaing ideas for insulation and featuring ideas for tion and the U.S. and othother home improvements insulation Forest Service. er home improveFull-time and staffed by the town’s environ- ments staffed by part-time resi- mental sustainability office. the town’s envidents, business ronmental susowners, property tainability office. owners, employCommunity memees and others interested in the state of bers are asked to bring their used incanthe community are encouraged to attend. descent light bulbs, compact fluorescent Doors will open at 5 p.m. with informa- bulbs or linear fluorescent tubes for retional displays on the topics of economic cycling and exchange them for replacedevelopment, work force housing, park- ment CFL bulbs, courtesy of Holy Cross ing/transportation, guest relations/cus- Energy. tomer service, forest health, recreation, This is the 10th consecutive year for water conservation and environment. the part-business, part-social gathering. Information about the 2010 U.S. Census Parking is free and light appetizers will also will be presented as the town seeks be served. For more information, conto improve upon a response rate of 34 tact the community information office at percent in 2000. 479-2115. A brief update on the state of the town

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the for profit sector as well as the non-profit.� Ivey said the arts are a basic human right. “I’m going to be arguing for a bigger frame and talking about basic rights that citizens have to art that means vibrant access to cultural heritage and access to the tools of creativity in a general sense,� said Ivey. “This is important because American society in the next 10 or 15 years needs to figure out how to maintain a high quality of life, even if our material life is somewhat lower than it has been.� Ivey used radio as an example the corporatizing of America’s art, which has led to the extinction of the small town DJ who decides what music to play on his station. “For example, big companies like Clear Channel scooped up something like 10 percent of national radio stations and that made it very difficult for the record industry to

get new music played on the radio,â€? said Ivey. “That’s how musicians used to get their stuff played, to go into a local radio station to ask a friendly DJ to play their song‌now when decisions are made at a corporate level, that doesn’t happen.â€? Solutions to such corporate influences on art, like the creation of a Ministry of Cultural Vitality to unite the efforts of many segregated interest groups within America’s government, are being explored by Vanderbilt’s Curb Center. “The first step is to realize that cultural policy really matters and who controls media and how open it is and how available it is to every segment of the population,â€? said Ivey. “If we continue to try to make policy around art, art making and creativity peace meal we will continue to get things wrong and have these unintended consequences.â€? Arts Inc. is the first of many steps to the formation of a widespread solution. “The mission of Arts Inc. is simply to get Americans to take arts and culture more seriously as an aspect of public policies, so that we will come to view legislation regulations and corporate practices in relation to the arts just as importantly as we view the role of government in the natural environment of health care,â€? said Ivey. Arts Inc. with Bill Ivey begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. Admission is $25, or $20 for VS members. For more information, visit vailsymposium.org The University of California Press published Arts, Inc by Bill Ivey, will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of the Bookworm in Edwards.

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Avon seminar to cover Edwards interchange Constitution Made Easy open house is tomorrow Our constitution is not complicated, say the hosts of a seminar about America’s most honored document. Mike Holler, author of “The Constitution Made Easy,” will be at the Avon Library, 10 a.m. this Saturday, March 13. He’s joined by Matt Arnold, who’s ram-rodding “Clear the Bench Colorado,” a move to unseat the four Colorado Supreme Court justices up for election this fall. Arnold says justices Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, Nancy Rice and Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey have “betrayed the trust of the people of Colorado, neglecting the proper ju-

dicial function of upholding the law in favor of imposing their political will.” His movement is aimed at unseating them. The event is sponsored by the Vail Valley 9.12 Project, a grassroots organization for those who want less government and are concerned about the country’s direction. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. RSVP at their website, www.meetup.com/VailValley912Project, or call Dr. Michael Schneider in Vail. Tickets cannot be sold at the door.

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With season-long rivalries finally being settled in men’s, woman’s and team divisions – until next year at least - it all came down to the wire at the Beaver Creek Resort Race Series finale Monday. The Scott Josephs Memorial Team – captained by AJ Jones, rounded out by Sean Delaney, Rob Mahan, Aleksandra Buczynska and Geoff Mintz – earned its first-ever overall team win for the season, beating out the Coyote Café that bested them last year. Set as a dual GS on Centennial, The final race of the season is always exciting for both racers and spectators with side-by-side barge gates that ensure the clock starts simultaneously. The top-16 men qualify for a bracketed competition – the two finalists wind up racing 12 runs on the day – turning the event into more of an endurance race than a sprint. Sean Delaney of Scott Josephs Memorial Team came out on top. While the Beaver Creek racer has won the overall town series several times, he had never been victorious in the final day of dual racing, until yesterday, beating out season rival Justin Rackley. On the girls side, the season long rivalry between the Coyote Café’s Katie Keane and Sean’s kid sister Carling Delaney of Black Tie Ski rentals came to an uncertain conclusion with Keane winning the overall and Delaney winning the final dual. At the final after party Monday night, Brian Brandl earned perhaps the most coveted award of the evening. Decisively determined by a rowdy crowd of his peers, Brandl was honored with the season’s best crash and awarded with a helmet and a ceremonial tall-boy beer, which he chugged.


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2010 USSA Rocky Mountain /Central J3 Junior Olympics Complete results from girl’s GS, March 8, 2010 PLACE/NAME

1 Brownell-Patty, Daniell 2 Mueller-Ristine, Julia 3 Danelski, Megan N 4 Byrne, Caroline 5 Lupear, Vreni 6 McCormick, Erika L 7 Marzario, Montana 8 Burke, Chloe 9 Koprucki, Elizabeth M 10 Swift, Olivia H 11 Lyon, Suzanne P 12 Kidd, Serina 13 Rogers, Sydney 14 Cooper, Kate 15 Sedberry, Chandler 16 Watt-sax, Hannah 17 Harris, Katy 18 Olejnik, Erin 19 Gartner, Marlee 20 Reinhart, Jessica 21 Sockett, Kaitlynn 22 Gencheff, Gabby 23 Stone, Savannah 24 Stilwell, Whitney M 25 McGrew, Molly J 26 Cleaver, Maggie 27 Person, Sarah 28 Talbot, Katie L 29 Newton, Leah 30 Reed, Nora 31 Baatz, Brittany 32 Parker, Anne L 33 Kuechenmeister, Bailey 34 Horner, Megan 35 Ogden, Molly 36 Rudolph, Olivia 37 Greiner, Megan 38 White, Grace 38 Soden, Genevieve 40 Arnis, Katie 41 Kropf, Keile 42 Ide, Tessa 43 Shettig, Hayden 44 Nelson, Christina 45 Klein, Cassidy 46 Bork, Hailey 47 Wallace, Haley 48 Hager, Anika 49 Gaffney, Erin M M 50 Anderson, Sally 51 Jennerjahn, Jili 52 Olds, Brittney A 53 Dykman, Ally 54 Larson, Amanda 55 Rohloff, Hava 56 Weaver, Shannon 57 Holt, Danielle E 58 Cates, Carly 59 Streng, Kathryn 60 Warnke, Hailee J 61 Eliopoulos, Mallory 62 Fleming, Sonja

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Age: 14 Hometown: Lowell, Mich. School: 8th Grade, Lowell High School Other interests: taking hikes, camping, tubing, swimming, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and climbing trees What makes you happy: when other people laugh Proudest accomplishment: never losing a GS race for high school skiing and winning four gold medals at the Caberfae Race Lucky Charm: silver necklace Favorite Song: “Low� Favorite Movie: Goonies Favorite Quote: “Get mad, get focused, work your skis� Want to thank: all my coaches and family Plans for the future: make the US Ski Team and go the Winter Olympics

Patrick Gruber

Age: 13 Hometown: Breckenridge, Colo. School: 8th Grade, Summit Middle School Other interests: lacrosse, biking, football, challenges, and activities What makes you happy: when my family has a family dinner Proudest accomplishment: making it to the Junior Olympics and graduating from kindergarten Favorite song: “Day Light Come� Favorite quote: “Hey you don’t say that� Want to thank: i want to thank my family and coaches for supporting me Plans for the future: I want to go to a nice college and play a sport and graduate

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Age: 13 Hometown: Yakutat, Alaska Megan Danelski Other interests: surfing in Alaska, soccer, volleyball, and gymAge: 14 nastics Hometown: Hermantown, Minn. What makes you happy: surfing in the ocean School: 9th Grade, Hermantown High Lucky Charm: my yellow Lab, Hermann Other interests: softball, soccer, hanging out with friends and Want to thank: my parents family What makes you happy: ski racing Hailey Rae Bork Proudest Accomplishment: podium at J4 Junior Olympics, To- Age: 14 polino Trails, 6th at State high school meet Hometown: Wayzata, Minn. Lucky Charm: kiss my skis before I go down School: 8th grade, Blake School Favorite Song: I love country music but don’t have a favorite song Other Interests: listening to music, figure skating, avoiding Favorite move: don’t have one school work Favorite quote: “Live life to its fullest, no one gets out alive What Makes You Happy: skiing anyway� Lucky Charm: my musical charm bracelet Want to thank: parents, teammates, friends and coaches Favorite Song: “Broadway� by Goo Goo Dolls Plans for the future: ski in college and see how far it takes Favorite Quote: “To be the best you have to train like you’re me second best� Want to thank: Mom, Dad, coaches, Buck Hill Ski Team Plans for the future: to make my parents proud

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Age: 13 Hometown: Hermantown, Minn. School: 8th grade, Hermantown Middle School Other interests: baseball, hanging out with friends, hunting and fishing are right up there, too What makes you happy: being with friends Proudest accomplishment: being competitive in skiing and moving forward Favorite quote: “Don’t worry ’bout it” Thank Yous: parents, coaches, friends, ski friends and brothers Plans for the future: to become DNR or state trooper (or be an Olympic champion)

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Age: 13 Hometown: Vail, Colo. School: 8th Grade, Vail Ski Academy Other interests: skiing, lacrosse, volleyball and being outside What makes you happy: sleeping in the morning, training and going fast Proudest Accomplishment: making JOs three years in a row Lucky Charm: my bracelets Favorite Quote: “Live life like you only have 30 seconds to live it “ Any One You Want To Thank: parents, VSSC coaches, Sara and Scoot Plans for the Future: to ski race

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PGA/Ping reach agreement on square grooves loophole The 20-year-old Ping wedges with square-shaped grooves that have been stirring up so much controversy will no longer be allowed on the PGA Tour starting March 29. John Solheim, the chairman and CEO of Ping, said the Phoenix-based company is waiving its right that had kept the PGA Tour from banning Ping Eye 2 wedges made before April 1, 1990 that have deeper, wider grooves no longer allowed under new USGA regulations. Those wedges were allowed through a 1990 settlement from when Ping sued the PGA Tour and U.S. Golf Association. Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, John

Daly and Fred Couples were among players who used the Ping wedges. It had become such a divisive issue that Scott McCarron accused Mickelson of “cheating” by using the club. “John Solheim and Ping had a terrific opportunity to do something very positive and significant for the game of golf, and we very much appreciate their willingness to take this action,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. Ping also said it will apply the waiver to the U.S. Open. The waiver takes effect the week after the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and will apply on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour.

The wedge that found a way around the PGA Tour’s 2010 groove rule has been taken out of play due to a agreement by Ping and the PGA Tour. The 20-year-old wedge was the last remaining square grooved club allowed on the PGA Tour because of a 1990 court settlement.

Golf Channel: Woods’ swing coach in Isleworth

Sources told the Golf Channel that Woods’ longtime swing coach Hank Haney was spotted last weekend working with the world No. 1 at Isleworth. According to the source, it is as hard as Woods has worked on his swing since well before his November car crash ignited a controversy over his infidelity. Haney has also rented a home in Augusta for early April, which indicates that Woods could be planning on playing The Masters.

Roethlisberger attorney denies sexual assault The defense attorney hired by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger disputed a college student’s claim that the twotime Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub. The 20-year-old told police Ro-

ethlisberger, who had been out barhopping with friends, assaulted her early Friday. Roethlisberger has not been charged. “The facts show that there was no criminal activity. No sexual assault occurred,” attorney Ed Garland said in a statement Monday.

“Ben is completely innocent of any crime.” Milledgeville police said at a press conference that they expect to interview Roethlisberger in the next several days. They said they have not taken a DNA sample from him but probably will.

2010 Iditarod underway

71 mushers and dog teams are out on the wide-open trail toward Nome, which means the 2010 Iditarod is officially underway. Teams will spend the next week and a half crossing 1,049 miles through some of the most demanding conditions on the Alaska range, North America’s largest mountain range. “Ten days and nothing else but eat, sleep and feed dogs,” Canadian musher Sebastian Schnuelle said. The sport has been dominated in recent years by Lance Mackey of Fairbanks, Alaska. The 39-year-old will try to accomplish this year what no one else in history has been able to do as he goes for his fourth

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Following an average performance in the Tour of Murcia, Lance Armstrong is looking to add an extra race to his Tour de France preparations. Armstrong finished seventh overall at the Murcia, 1 minute, 23 seconds behind winner Frantisek Rabon of Team HTC-Columbia after the final stage on Sunday. The seven-time Tour champion said he was not worried about the lukewarm result but that improvement was needed. “Worried would be too strong of a word,” Armstrong said Sunday. “I’m aware of my performance, but not too stressed.” Team RadioShack boss Johan Bruyneel said Armstrong could use an added race. His next event is the

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simply by short-circuiting the wiring. Toyota’s experts say the experiments were done under conditions that would never happen on the road. The automaker maintained its assertion that simpler mechanical flaws, not electronics, were to blame. “There isn’t a ghost issue out there,” Kristen Tabar, an electronics general manager with Toyota’s technical center, told a news conference at the company’s North American headquarters in Torrance, Calif.

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A new Stanford University survey confirms what many iPhone users may have long suspected: Apple’s smartphone can be addicting, according to LiveScience. The survey was reportedly administered to 200 students with iPhones, 70 percent of whom had owned their iPhones for less than a year. The most interesting trend was how quickly the iPhone became an indispensable part of the students’ lifestyles, and how many of them openly acknowledged they would be lost without it. When asked to rank their dependence on the iPhone on a scale of one to five - five being addicted and one being not at all addicted - 10 percent of the students acknowledged full addiction to the device, 34 percent ranked themselves as a four on the scale, and only 6 percent said they weren’t addicted at all. Furthermore, 15 percent of those surveyed said the iPhone was turning them into a media addict; 30 percent called it a “doorway into the world”; 25 percent found the phone “dangerously alluring” and 41 percent said losing their iPhone would be “a tragedy,” according to the report.

The Iraqi prime minister’s coalition and its main secular rival both claimed to be ahead in the vote count Monday, a day after historic parliamentary elections that the top U.S. commander said would let all but 50,000 American troops come home by the end of summer. Sunday’s election, which took place against a backdrop of violence in Baghdad, marked a turning point for the country’s nascent democracy. The winner will help determine whether Iraq can resolve its sectarian divisions and preserve the nation’s fragile security as U.S. troops leave. Initial results for some provinces, as well as for Baghdad — an area essential to determining any winner — were to be announced Tuesday.

New Democratic poll results not good news for Dems

A new poll on Monday found signs of trouble ahead for President Barack Obama and his Democrats on national security issues such as the handling of terrorism suspects, according to the Reuters news agency. The poll was reportedly conducted jointly by Democratic Corps, a Democratic organization, and Third Way, a progressive non-profit organization. It was done mainly to gauge voters’ views on Democrats’ handling of national security. The poll also found weaknesses for the Democrats on other issues ahead of November elections, in which they hope to defend their strong majorities in Congress. The poll found 60 percent of Americans believe the United States is on the wrong track, writes Reuters’ Steve Holland. It also found that people rated Democrats at about the same level as Republicans, in what amounted to an erosion of the advantage Democrats have held. “We would not want the election to be held today, with this poll,” Democracy Corps’ chief pollster Stan Greenberg was quoted saying.

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Toyota, dogged by millions of recalls and claims that it still has not fixed its safety problems, took its strongest step yet Monday to silence critics who blame faulty electronics for runaway cars and trucks. Toyota assembled a group of experts to refute studies by an Illinois professor who revved Toyota engines

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Drinking might be slimming

Count staying slim as one of the apparent benefits of light-to-moderate alcohol consumption, at least for women, according to HealthDay News. New research reportedly found that women who drank the equivalent of one to two drinks a day were least likely to gain weight -- 30 percent less likely, in fact, than teetotalers. “Our study results showed that middle-age and older women who have normal body weight initially and consume light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol could maintain their drinking habits without gaining more weight, compared with similar women who did not drink any alcohol,” study author Dr. Lu Wang, an epidemiologist with the division of preventive medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, was quoted saying. Wang and her colleagues followed 19,220 women, 39 years or older, for an average of 13 years. All participants started the study with a normal body-mass index. Although, on average, the women all tended to gain weight as time progressed, abstainers reportedly gained the most. The amount of weight gained decreased as alcohol consumption went up, the study found.

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Showering with Rahm

Embattled Rep. Eric Massa used his final hours in office to settle scores with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and other Democrats he claims are pushing him out of office to clear the way for health care reform, according to FoxNews. It sounds like the kind of bad dream that only congressmen have -- White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, stark naked, approaches you in the locker room to give you a piece of his mind for not supporting the president’s budget. Only this actually happened, according to Massa, the embattled New York Democrat who resigned Monday. He reserved his most excoriating stuff for Emanuel, whom he reportedly called “son of the devil’s spawn” on his weekly radio show Sunday. Massa said Emanuel came up to him last year, shortly after he entered Congress, while he was trying to clean up to give him grief about a budget vote. “I’m sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me because I wasn’t gonna vote for the president’s budget,” Massa was quoted saying. “Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man? ... It’s ridiculous.”

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Nigerian killing fields

Dozens of bodies lined the dusty streets of three Christian villages in northern Nigeria yesterday, according to the Times, a British newspaper. Officials estimate that 500 people were massacred in nighttime raids by Muslim gangs near Jos, the city that bestrides Nigeriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christian-Muslim fault line. The horrific violence comes after sectarian killings in this region in January left more than 300 dead, most of them Muslim. Some victims were shoved into sewer pits and communal wells. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bloodshed in three mostly Christian villages appeared to be reprisal attacks, said Red Cross spokesman Robin Waubo. Nigeria is almost evenly split between Muslims in the north and the predominantly Christian south. The recent bloodshed has been happening in central Nigeria, in towns that lie along the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s religious fault line. It is Nigeriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;middle belt,â&#x20AC;? where dozens of ethnic groups vie for control of fertile lands.

Barbara may have ruined Ricky

Veteran broadcaster Barbara Walters regrets trying to force Ricky Martin to open up about his sexuality in a 2000 interview - because the question may have ended his career, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Walters sat down with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Livinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; La Vida Locaâ&#x20AC;? hitmaker at the height of his career and demanded to know if he is gay - and now admits it is the one interview she regrets in her lengthy career. And she reportedly fears the â&#x20AC;&#x153;inappropriateâ&#x20AC;? questioning may have had an affect on Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pop career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was. A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now I feel it was an inappropriate question,â&#x20AC;? Walters was quoted telling the Toronto Star newspaper. The Puerto Rican star, who is a single dad to twin sons, does not comment publicly on his sexuality.

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GLENWOOD CANYON the state they generally never see,” said Bob Wilson, Colorado Department of Transportation, trying to put a brave face on all this. “There is are alternate routes to Denver and Grand Junction. You just need to allow extra time to get there.” Of course, even those alternate routes are subject to the weather. Chain laws are in effect on Berthoud Pass. U.S. 50 to the south is now closed over Monarch Pass because a winter storm is pounding the area. If you must get through, take Hwy. 131 from Wolcott toward Steamboat Springs, and stop in Big Tuna’s in Oak Creek for a chicken fried steak. Then to Craig on U.S. Hwy 40, Colorado 13 through Meeker and Rifle back to I-70. It’s about 200 miles and takes about four and a half hours to get from Wolcott to Rifle in good weather. Rock ‘n’ roll For the homebodies among us, a big

–––––––––––--------------------------------------------------------------bunch of massive rocks fell over about 100 yards in Glenwood Canyon, closing I-70 around midnight Sunday. In all, about 20 boulders hit the highway, most between three and 10 feet in diameter, Wilson said. The largest, 20 feet by 10 feet, weighed 66 tons. No one was injured. Wilson, who’s working really hard to paint a smiley face on those big ol’ rocks, said we’re all very lucky. Because they hit at midnight, there was no one on that part of the highway. They also dodged a bullet … rock … in 2004, when the last big rock fell. Video showed a truck rolling by just moments before the rocks fell.

What about Cottonwood Pass? Don’t even think about it. Eagle County officials say they’ve been hammered with questions about Cottonwood Pass, the gravel road that’s

breathtaking and beautiful in the summer, but not maintained in the winter, which would be now. “Cottonwood Pass has never been maintained in the winter, nor is it designed to handle a high volume of vehicles, so to simply open it to traffic is not an option,” said Brad Higgins, Eagle County’s road and bridge director. “Ice and snow accumulate on the sides of the road and create large ruts, making it impassable for regular passenger vehicles or tractor-trailers as well as making it too narrow for two-way traffic.”

Assess the mess CDOT geologists are assessing another big rock that appears to be unstable, in a geological way, not in a Brad Pitt/ Angelina Jolie way. Vehicles aren’t coming through until that rock comes down, Wilson said. The assessment required the geologists to stand on what’s left of the highway,

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look up the canyon walls, and say to one another, “Yup, that’s a big rock.” They took a two-hour hike up the mountain, take several hours to inspect it, and hike two hours back down. Hopefully, the geologists will be down before the rock. In the meantime, CDOT crews keep blasting the big rocks into smaller rocks so they can be hauled away. The stretch of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon was the final piece of the interstate highway system to be completed in the United States. When it was finished in 1992 the 15-mile stretch was considered a major engineering accomplishment. The highway’s steep canyon walls make it prone to rock slides. On Thanksgiving Day in 2004 a slide caused $700,000 in damage and closed the highway for two days. In 1995, a rockslide in the canyon killed three people.


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with a win in Vail in early January. She also solidified a spot at the Whistler Cup in April. “Kendall VanHee is our best female athlete,” Ski and Snowboard Club Vail J3 coach James “JJ” Jensen said in a recent interview with the Vail Mountaineer. “She’s one of the top female athletes in the country.” VanHee took 2nd in the DH at the 2009 Rocky/Central J3 Junior Olympics, but was unable to compete in the JOs this year as they coincide with the race in Italy. Breezy Johnson of Victor, Idaho followed Shiffrin for the U.S. in 30th. “People have told me that the U.S. athletes who have won at Topolino have also won an Olympic medal,” Shiffrin said. “It’s exciting for me to know that, but I also know that they’ve worked so hard since Topolino and it’s going to be a bumpy road for me too.”

 On Saturday, Shiffrin, who is from Vail but trains at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont, became the first

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American to win the prestigious event since 2007, only to repeat her performance on Sunday in the giant slalom where she bested the field by a slim .11 seconds. “The courses were great. They were rhythmical and you had to have good technique to be able to make it down with a clean run. It made you work hard and want it,” Shiffrin said. “By the end of the day it was nice to win, but at the same time I went away thinking I really did the best I could do.”
 In the men’s field Miha Hrobat of Slovenia won, followed in second by Mathias Graf of Austria and Giacomo Rigamonti of Italy in third. Peter Papineau (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Team) led for the U.S. men finishing 22nd. Trofeo Topolino is sponsored by the Walt Disney Corporation and gets its name from the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse. – The U.S. Ski Team Press Office contributed to this report

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