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CMC graduates 112 Public invited to today’s commencement at BMHS By Suzie Romig Special to the Mountaineer The community is invited to celebrate the accomplishments of 112 students earning associate degrees or occupational certificates during Colorado Mountain College’s graduation ceremony today in Edwards. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the new Battle Mountain High School across the street from the college campus in Edwards. College leaders will award 35 associate degrees in areas of study ranging from elementary education, to culinary



arts, to fire science technology. Students will earn 83 occupational certificates in subjects that include certified nurse assistant, early childhood education director and EMT paramedic, among others. One student who’ll be receiving his associate degree, Joey DeLia, is also a senior at Eagle Valley High School. He will be earning his CMC degree and then graduating from high school in the same month. For another student, Edwards resident Kirk Pliske, the training from CMC will help him ensure he will never have to feel helpless in an emergency medical situation.

13 graduating with paramedic certificates Unfortunately for Pliske, there was a time when that feeling of helplessness overwhelmed him. When he was a teenager growing up in Indiana, he lost 10 members of his family or close friends in about a year and a half. He lost his mom to cancer. His girlfriend and two close friends were hit by a drunk driver. He lost other family members and friends to a heart attack, illnesses or other causes. That personal history is much of the reason Pliske now fills his life with rescue work, in jobs from Beaver Creek to Gypsum, after earning his EMT cer-

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Stocks were roundly beaten up yesterday and suffered their worst weekly losses since January as worries grew about a criminal probe of Goldman Sachs and the effects of a deteriorating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 158.71, or 1.42 percent, to 11,008.61. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 20.09, or 1.66 percent, to 1,186.69. The Nasdaq composite index fell 50.73, or 2.02 percent, to 2,461.19.

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Skills in constant demand Pliske, however, won’t be walking across the stage during graduation ceremonies today, because, per usual, he will be at work today, helping others in [See CMC GRADUATION, page 14]

Free comic books in West Vail today By Joshua C. Robinson Special to the Mountaineer

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A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation’s immigration laws ran into strong opposition from civil liberties defenders before lawmakers even unveiled it Thursday, according to The Hill. Democratic leaders reportedly have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within the next six years, [See THE UPDATE, pages 8-9]

tificate from Colorado Mountain College five years ago. This spring, Pliske joined 12 other students in completing his paramedic certificate of occupational proficiency from the college’s campus in Edwards. “I wanted to be as highly trained and educated as possible to do what I could,” said Pliske, age 31.

Vail Mountain Rescue member Grant Mason secures a rope into place during a training exercise on Wednesday in Minturn. Vail Mountain Rescue is currently recruiting men and women to join as volunteer rescuers. They’re spring academy and recruitment drive starts next week. See story inside. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Sure, comic-books gave birth to many superheroes, and yeah they’ve become blockbuster films, and yeah comicbooks litter your teenagers floor instead of homework, but at Free Comic Book Day you’ll find comics for your favorite politico, art student, or even pre-literate kid. Eagle Valley Music and Comics celebrates another year of Free Comic Book Day today, and there’s something for everyone. The shop will be open until midnight tonight. Owner Tom Robbins said that there’s even a book called “Owly” where all the text bubbles are filled with pictures aimed at the pre-reader. This is the second year that Robbins’ store has participated in Free Comic Book Day, and he says that last year was a great family event. “There was a constant parade all day long of younger kids, teenagers, families together checking it out, dads getting books for themselves you name it,” he said. He says that he hopes this year will repeat the success of last year. They have a lot of great books to give away including a premier Superman comic to kick-off a new series. Even without purchasing a thing you can get up to 5 free comics from the collection of Free Comic Book Day freebies, but if you lay down some green for a few of the unique books [See FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, page 15]

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Colorado safe drivers’ parents night out is tonight Are you a parent of a new or young driver? Tonight, from 5 to 8 at the Greater Eagle Fire Station in Eagle, the Colorado State Patrol, Westminster Police Department, Douglas County Sheriffs Office, Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation and the Survivors Assistance For Education (S.A.F.E.) committee want to invite parents to join us in a partnership focused on keeping new and young drivers safe through the Alive at 25 Parent Program. Young drivers are involved in fatal crashes at more than twice the rate of all others. Instructors will provide some additional classes in May to best serve their communities.

The cost for the class is usually $35, but the S.A.F.E. committee and the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation are providing this class at a one-time only cost of $15.00! To sign up for the class visit www. or call 720-269-4046. The class lasts for three hours and instructors and community partners have worked to provide food for the class to enable parents to relax and focus on what matters most to them – their kids! According to the National Safety Council, parent supervision while new teen drivers are learning to drive helps them build experience in safer, less risky conditions and it helps them to be better drivers. Parent driving behavior also tends to

influence teen driving behavior - bad habits included. The Alive at 25 Parent Program focuses on helping parents know and understand the defensive driving principles their young driver learns in the Alive at 25 program and additionally helps parents have a strong knowledge of the driving laws that relate to their new drivers. Officers that teach the class help parents develop strategies to be a mentor and guide to their new driver. As driving is one of the most dangerous activities a young driver will do on a daily basis, we encourage parents to get involved and give their young adult what they need to be successful drivers that drive committed to saving lives.

Upward Bound college-prep program fundraiser today Eagle County high school students in the Upward Bound program invite the community to attend a fundraiser night on Saturday, May 1, at the Smiling Moose restaurant in Edwards. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the proceeds earned from 4 to 8 p.m. to the Upward Bound program, which provides academic and advising support for high

school students preparing to attend college. Upward Bound is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education and is administered in the region by Colorado Mountain College. More information on the fundraiser night or the Upward Bound program is available by calling 328-6688.

Vail Mountain Rescue recruiting Vail Mountain Rescue Group is recruiting men and women to join as volunteer rescuers. VMRG’s Spring Academy and recruitment drive starts May 3 at the Avon Library. It’s four sessions spread through May. “Our inaugural academy in 2009 was a huge success,” says Leslie Robertson, team pesident. “We gained a strong, dedicated group of new members who have been a real asset to the team over the past 11 months. We are hoping for more of the same this year.” If you complete the training, you assist during large-scale/multi-day searches this summer when the team needs additional manpower.

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It is also the first step to full-time membership. “This Academy is a great way to test the waters, meet people with similar interests and find out if search and rescue is for you,” Robertson said. All you need are strong hiking skills and general backcountry knowledge. Additional backcountry skills or rescue knowledge is helpful, but not necessary. Vail Mountain Rescue Group is a non-profit group of volunteer men and women trained to respond to any type of backcountry emergency. Their main responsibility is Eagle County, although they respond anywhere in Colorado.

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Saved by the Elle, support the arts By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer EDITOR’S NOTE: Every day or two we take a cruise through some local police reports so we can bring you our favorites. The general theme is two-fold: (1) Sometimes we’re all this silly, and (2) this stuff is funny because it’s not happening to you … this time. Saved by the Elle: This is the Vail Valley, where guys outnumber girls by numbers that resemble the stars in the night sky. So it’s not unreasonable that if you jettison your smokin’ hot girlfriend in search of greener pastures, if she so chooses she can be in the company of someone new faster than you can recite the local Female Mantra: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd.” So it was that Elle 1 and Elle 2 were going to dinner with Thing 1. Thing 2 tossed Elle 1 in search of something new, but apparently was stricken with a case of Tosser’s Remorse. Thing 2 saw the Elles at dinner with Thing 1, and decided that the only way to show her how much he still loved her was to send her text messages stating his intentions to disembowel Thing 1, then to follow the text messages with phone calls. All calls went unanswered. Undeterred, Thing 2 waited in a darkened stairwell with a knife and pounced on Thing 1 as he and the Elles climbed the stairs toward the Elles’ apartment. He landed on Thing 1, but his hands were slippery from wiping tears of regret from his eyes and he dropped the 6-inch knife he was apparently planning to use to drive home his point to Thing 1. The Elles pounced on Thing 2 like Haitians on a hamburger, rolling his regretful rear end down the stairs. Normally, it’s a red-blooded guy’s fantasy to have two stunning women jump on him, but apparently not like this. Thing 2 grabbed his knife on the way out the stairwell door and left faster than a Goldman Sachs executive dodging his duty to explain why the devil is in the derivatives. An innocent bystander called the cops, who set about looking for Thing 2. In the name of meeting all their obligations, the police made sure Thing 2’s probation officer knew what he’d been up to. Support the Arts: Obviously he’s Picasso stuck in a construction worker’s hard hat. To unleash some of his pent up creativity, he took a Sharpie to the temporary tag in his truck’s rear window, changing the date and apparently hoping that the Sheriff’s deputy would not notice that the rest of the temporary tag was

lettered in black and his changes were done with red ink. The object is get some extra time before he actually had to pay the registration fees, which are climbing continually higher because the state government really needs the money. Anyway, it turned out that when the Sheriff’s deputy ran the tags, he found that Picasso had pilfered the temporary tags from another vehicle. The deputy could be relatively certain of this because even though it was dark outside, the temporary tags were registered to a 1991 Chevy sedan, and the deputy could see that Picasso was behind the wheel of a 1987 Toyota pickup truck. And it goes without saying that his driver’s license was revoked and that he’d skipped bond in Lake County. It does go without saying, doesn’t it? And that he had no insurance? He’ll have a little time to get his paperwork in order as he rests in the Eagle County Crossbar Hotel. Shotgun Packin’ Poker Party: Shotgun Blues was feeling like a little Texas Hold Em, but a deck of cards and some beer wasn’t all he brought the game. Among the players was Play Uh, who was a little unstable because he’d smoked some if not of all of his frontal lobes through riotous living. For reasons that remain unclear, Shotgun Blues brought a doublebarreled 12-gauge shotgun to the game. Apparently, some discussion ensued about the quality of play and the cards Play Uh was being dealt. Shotgun Blues was pure of heart, except for that felony conviction, and in an effort to prove that he was not hiding aces in his gun barrels, he pointed the 12 gauge at Play Uh so he could look down those barrels to see for himself. Well, Play Uh completely misconstrued Shotgun Blues’ intentions, started invoking the less-than sacred name of the Effenheimer Clan, then jumped out the window. Either that or Play Uh got his panties in a wad because Shotgun Blues wouldn’t buy cocaine from him. Either way, Play Uh ran out of the house and called the sheriff. Deputies arrived to find Shotgun Blues’ shotgun leaned against a tasteful end table beside the couch. During their discussions about the snowpack and the Denver Nuggets’ odds of making the NBA Western Conference finals against the Lakers, wouldn’t you know that the cop computer fired off the fact that Shotgun Blues had a felony conviction, which makes it illegal for him to possess a firearm, even one as nice as this one. He was quiet as he sat in the back seat, headed to the Eagle County Crossbar Hotel. Since he had a prior felony conviction, this was not his first trip.

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Nancy, Kris, Quentin, Jesse and Dean all live on Elm Street. At night, they’re all having the same dream--of the same man, wearing a tattered red and green striped sweater, a beaten fedora half-concealing a disfigured face and a gardener’s glove with knives for fingers. And they’re all hearing the same frightening voice... One by one, he terrorizes them within the curved walls of their dreams, where the rules are his, and the only way out is to wake up. But when one of their number dies a violent death, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real, and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. Turning to each other, the four surviving friends try to uncover how they became part of this dark fairytale, hunted by this dark man. Functioning on little to no sleep, they struggle to understand why them, why now, and what their parents aren’t telling them. Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due, and to save themselves, they will have to plunge themselves into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all... Freddy Krueger.

A single woman opts for artificial insemination after dating for years and failing to find the right guy, only to see the man of her dreams breeze into her life just as she learns she’s pregnant in The Back-Up Plan.” Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) is well aware that her biological clock is ticking, but she just can’t find the type of guy she’d want to settle down and start a family with. Eventually, she makes the decision to become a single mother. The very same day that Zoe is artificially inseminated, however, she meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin), a single charmer whom she thinks would make a great father. While at first Zoe struggles to hide her condition from Stan, before long there’s no denying the truth and she decides to spill the beans. Much to her surprise, Stan responds enthusiastically, announcing that he’s in it for the long haul. Over the course of the next nine months, Zoe and Stan enter into a whirlwind romance, begin drawing up wedding plans, and mapping out the rest of their lives together. But will their burgeoning relationship collapse under the stress of all this weight, or was it simply meant to be that Zoe and Stan would both find each other at such a crucial turning point in each other’s lives?



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A-Basin Exhibition lift chairs go on sale today 1978 triple chair to be replaced by high speed quad The Exhibition triple chair lift, built in 1978, will be replaced this summer with a high speed LeitnerPoma quad chair lift christened Black Mountain Express. Of the 118 chairs from the old lift, 110 will be available to the public for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis for $450 each. The remaining chairs will be donated to local Summit County organizations for fundraising purposes. Sale of the chairs will begin May 1 at 8 a.m. online at The chairs will be available for pick up on June 11 and 12 at A-Basin. The new lift received its name this past February after receiving hundreds of suggestions in a naming contest. A-Basin employee Mark LaFlamme was the first to enter the Black Mountain Express name. The new lift will have a capacity of 2000 people per hour, a length of 2877 feet and a vertical rise of 719 feet. Ride time from base area to mid-mountain will be just under three minutes, half the time of the current lift ride. Construction is scheduled for mid-June and will not impact the current season’s closing date (tentatively scheduled for June 6, 2010) or opening date next fall. “The Exhibition lift is a great lift with few maintenance issues, but now is the time to replace it. The new lift will have increased capacity, shorter ride time and easer loading. It will provide rapid, easy access to the upper mountain, Montezuma Bowl, and Black Mountain

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Woods misses cut, shoots 43 on back Tiger Woods matched the worst nine-hole score of his PGA Tour career shooting a 43 on the back nine at the Quail Hollow Championship Friday, which was good for a 7-over 79. He would miss a cut for only the sixth time in his 14-year career. He had three-putt bogeys on consecutive holes. He hit a flop shot that ran over the green and into the water. And he bottomed out on the 15th green with a four-putt double bogey from just over 30 feet. “It is what it is,” Woods said after the round. “Whatever it was, it wasn’t good enough.” This is Tiger’s second-worst score as a pro behind an 81 that Woods shot in the wind-blown third round of the 2002 British Open at Muirfield. His 43 on the back tied his worst nine-hole score on tour; he also shot 43 at the Bay Hill Invitational three years ago, and the 1996 Tour Championship. Billy Mayfair birdied his final hole for a 4-under 68 and was the 36-hole leader at 8-under 136. He had a one-shot lead over two-time major champion Angel Cabrera, who played in Woods’ group. J.P. Hayes matched the Quail Hollow record with a 64 that put him in the group at 6-under 138 along with Masters champion Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Paul Goydos. Woods is to compete next week at The Players Championship. He won at Sawgrass in 2001, but he also has finished out of the top 20 more often there than at any other tournament.

Tiger Woods gives a one armed finish after hitting his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Quail Hollow Championship yesterday. Woods missed the cut for only the sixth time in his professional career. AP photo.

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Seven-time Tour de France champion Armstrong finished just ahead of a group of about 20 riders while teammate Levi Leipheimer preserved his overall lead in the Tour of Gila. Luis Amaran beat out Leipheimer in the final sprint to win the 96-kilometer (80-mile) loop that started and ended in Fort Bayard. Powerful wind gusts hampered the field, with riders protecting teammates being the major focus of teams. “I don’t know that I’ve seen wind like that,” Armstrong told VeloNews. “You have to stay at the front, that’s it. You could sit back a little bit, but there’s nothing good at the back. You have to stay out of trouble, just stay with your team, just stay at the front.” Armstrong and defending race champion Leipheimer are using the five-day Tour of the Gila as a buildup to next month’s Tour of California. Leipheimer won the

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Lance Armstrong announced via Twitter in a tweet on Friday that his girlfriend Anna Hansen is expecting his fifth child in October. He even set up a separate Twitter account under Cincoarmstrong to tweet about the progress. The 38-year-old cycling great has hinted at the new arrival since last week in a tweet on Twitter. The first Cincoarmstrong tweet was April 20. It said, “I got 2 arms, 2 legs, a nickname, and i’m 2 inches long. See y’all in October.” Armstrong has three children with his ex-wife Kristin. He and Hansen had their first child together, son Max, in June 2009.

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Favre puts twist on Vikings waiting game Brett Favre issued a statement on his website Friday saying that his left ankle is still hurting and will require surgery if he wants to return for Minnesota. He added that the injury “is not debilitating” and he’s come through far worse in a 19-year career built on playing through pain. “I don’t believe major surgery on the ankle would be required for me to return in 2010,” Favre wrote. “I’ve consulted with Dr. Andrews on the phone, and a relatively minor procedure could be done to improve the dexterity of the ankle, and to relieve the pain. I’ve put up with pain worse than this in my career, and I didn’t want anyone to assume that the possibility of surgery was the sole factor that would determine whether I return or not.” Currently holding all the NFL’s major career passing records, Favre will turn 41 in October. LEFT: Legendary quarterback Brett Favre speaks during a news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn. Favre is telling ESPN he needs surgery on his left ankle to play another season for the Vikings. ESPN reported yesterday that Favre is deciding whether to have the procedure or retire after 19 seasons. AP photo.

James remains king of the court LeBron James is now the NBA’s newest twotimer. Cleveland’s top dog was voted the league’s MVP for the second straight year on Friday. James, who averaged 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists this season, will receive the trophy Sunday at the University of Akron. The presentation by commissioner David Stern will come in front of Cleveland’s fans. The Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics on Monday in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series. James is the 10th NBA player to be the MVP in consecutive seasons. The 25-year-old star joins Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, and Steve Nash. Russell, Chamberlain and Bird won it three times in a row.

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according to a draft of the measure. The proposal is one of the biggest differences between the newest immigration reform proposal and legislation crafted by late Sen. Edward Kennedy (DMass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), writes Alexander Bolton for The Hill. The national ID program would be titled the Believe System, an acronym for Biometric Enrollment, Locally stored Information and Electronic Verification of Employment. It would require all workers across the nation to carry a card with a digital encryption key that would have to match work authorization databases.

Greece is close to rescue deal

Racing to secure financial aid and avoid a debt default, the Greek government has agreed to austerity measures totaling about $32 billion that will include cutting some workers’ pay and some public sector jobs as well as opening up parts of the economy, Greek officials were quoted saying yesterday, the New York Times reports. A letter of intent with the International Monetary Fund was mostly complete, according to one government official. A deal could be announced by Sunday, this official said. As unions denounced the cost-cutting measures and pledged to take to the streets over the weekend and in a strike on Wednesday, Prime Minister George Papandreou was quoted saying Greece must quickly adopt the international aid plan. “Today, the top priority is the survival of the nation,” he told Parliament yesterday. “This is the red line.” The euro gained against the dollar for a third day, rising to $1.3312, as fears that Greece’s turmoil could spread in Europe were surpassed by relief that a bailout was imminent. The details of the plan have been settled in negotiations here with officials of the European Union, the I.M.F. and the European Central Bank, writes Dan Bilefsky and Landon Thomas Jr. for the Times. Greek officials close to the discussions said the deal would include as much as 130 billion euros in aid over the next three years at reasonable interest rates. In return, the I.M.F. asked Greece to cut public sector spending by 8 billion euros in the 14 months after the plan was adopted. Economists called that provision crucial because past reform programs by the government have relied too much on overly optimistic assumptions about the collection of unpaid taxes.

Oil slick close to wetlands

Oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico was starting to ooze ashore yesterday, threatening migrating birds, nesting pelicans and even river otters and mink along Louisiana’s fragile islands and barrier marshes. Crews in boats were patrolling coastal marshes early yesterday, looking for areas where the oil has flowed in, the Coast Guard said. The leak from a blown-out well a mile underwater is five times bigger than first believed. Faint fingers of oily sheen were reaching the Mississippi River delta

late Thursday, lapping the Louisiana shoreline in long, thin lines. Thicker oil was about five miles offshore. Officials have said they would do everything to keep the Mississippi River open to traffic. The oil slick could become the nation’s worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez in scope. It imperils hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Coast, one of the world’s richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and other marine life. Protective booms have been set out on Breton Island, where colonial species such as pelicans, gulls and skimmers nest, and at the sandy tips of the passes from the Mississippi River’s vast delta, said Robert Love, a state wildlife official.

Spain can’t afford solar subsidies

Spain is lancing a $24 billion investment bubble in solar energy that has boosted public liabilities, choking off new projects as it works to cut power prices and insulate itself from Greece’s debt crisis, according to the Bloomberg news agency. Industry Minister Miguel Sebastian reportedly is negotiating reductions in subsidies for solar plants that would curb energy costs, a ministry spokesman was quoted saying this week. Grupo T-Solar Global SA, the world’s biggest photovoltaic plant owner, shelved its Spanish stock offering three days ago. Solar Opportunities SL postponed a $172 million deal due to be signed yesterday. Spain is battling on several fronts to revive its economy and convince government bondholders it can avoid getting dragged into a Greek-style debt spiral after Standard & Poor’s cut its credit rating April 28, writes Bloomberg’s Ben Sills. Solar-plant owners including GE earn about 12 times what’s paid for power from fossil fuels. Most of that is a subsidy charged to customers.

Obama may visit later

The White House says President Barack Obama won’t be heading to the Gulf Coast in the next few days. But press secretary Robert Gibbs left open the possibility of a later presidential visit to assess the spreading oil spill. Obama is stepping up his personal involvement as the magnitude of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico grows by the day. On Friday the president announced he’d ordered the interior secretary to see whether any new safety procedures are needed before new offshore drilling leases can go forward. He also sent top Cabinet officials and other advisers to the Gulf to help oversee the response.

More Madoff associates to be charged

Federal authorities will charge at least two employees from disgraced financier Bernard Madoff’s former firm in the coming weeks — and Madoff’s brother and two sons could be next, two people familiar with the

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probe into Madoff’s financial fraud told The Associated Press. Madoff’s brother, Peter, and sons Andrew and Mark — executives in the Madoff firm’s legitimate marketmaking and proprietary-trading business — are likely to face tax fraud charges later this year, but may escape more serious securities fraud charges if authorities fail to come up with solid evidence they knowingly participated in the massive fraud, the people said. Four other employees and an outside accountant already have been charged with helping Madoff pull off a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that spanned decades and burned thousands of investors. The 71-year-old Madoff is serving a 150-year prison term after admitting that his secretive investment advisory service at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities never bought any securities. Instead, he created phantom wealth by using new investments to pay returns to existing clients.

Buying watches for al Qaeda

Two U.S. citizens were charged Friday with conspiring to give computer advice, buy watches and do other tasks to help at Qaeda “modernize.” A vaguely worded indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in Manhattan accused Wesam El-Hanafi of traveling to Yemen to meet with unnamed al Qaeda members in February 2008. The terrorists “instructed him on operational security measures and directed him to perform tasks for al Qaeda,” the indictment says. While there, he also “took an oath of allegiance to al Qaeda,” it adds. In February 2008, El-Hanafi bought computer software that allowed him to secretly communicate over the Internet, federal prosecutors allege. That summer, he met with an unnamed co-conspirator and the second defendant, Sabirhan Hasanoff, in Brooklyn to discuss joining al Qaeda, according to the indictment. The confidential co-conspirator paid $50,000 to Hasanoff, who later traveled to New York City and performed unspecified “tasks for al Qaeda,” the court papers say. The papers say that the conspiracy included ElHanafi purchasing seven Casio digital watches, but doesn’t say why. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that the men had schemed “to modernize al Qaeda by providing computer systems expertise and other goods and services.” His office declined further comment.

Student convicted of Palin e-mail hacking

A federal jury has convicted a former Tennessee college student on two charges in the hacking of Sarah Palin’s email account. The jury convicted 22-year-old David Kernell of unauthorised access to a computer and obstruction of justice. He was found not guilty of wire fraud and the jury failed to reach a verdict on identity theft. Kernell was charged with breaking into Palin’s email while she was the Republican vice-presidential candidate in

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008. Defence attorney Wade Davies has said it was a prank, but prosecutors claimed he was trying to damage Palin’s campaign. The conviction for obstructing an investigation can carry a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

Arizona immigration law tweaked

Gov. Jan Brewer yesterday signed a follow-on bill approved by Arizona legislators that make revisions to the state’s sweeping law against illegal immigration — changes she says should quell concerns that the measure will lead to racial profiling. The law requires local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally, and makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally. The follow-on bill signed by Brewer makes a number of changes that she said should lay to rest concerns of opponents. “These new statements make it crystal clear and undeniable that racial profiling is illegal, and will not be tolerated in Arizona,” she said in a statement. The changes include one strengthening restrictions against using race or ethnicity as the basis for questioning by police and inserts those same restrictions in other parts of the law. Another change states that immigration-status questions would follow a law enforcement officer’s stopping, detaining or arresting a person while enforcing another law. The earlier law had referred to a “contact” with police. Another change specifies that possible violations of local civil ordinances can trigger questioning on immigration status. Both the law and the changes to it will take effect July 29 unless blocked by a court or referendum filing.

Criminal investigation coming to GS

The U.S. attorney’s office in New York is conducting a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs & Co. over mortgage securities deals the big Wall Street firm arranged, according to the Associated Press, citing an unnamed person knowledgeable of the investigation. The person said the inquiry stems from a criminal referral by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The source spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the investigation is in a preliminary phase. News of the action came a day after a group of 62 House lawmakers, including Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), asked the Justice Department to conduct a criminal investigation of Goldman. SEC spokesman John Nester declined to comment on the matter, as did the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan.

It’s going to be hot in NYC

New York City is forecast to break a 9-year-old record high temperature today as a blast of unseasonably warm air arrives to start the new month, according to the National Weather Service and the Bloomberg news agency. The temperature in New York’s Central Park reportedly is expected to reach 89 degrees Fahrenheit, which would break the 2001 record for the day of 87, John Murray, a weather service meteorologist in Upton,

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New York, was quoted saying. “Warmer air is getting in at all levels of the atmosphere,” Murray said by telephone yesterday. “It will be especially warm in the city and north and west of the city.” High temperatures in New York are normally about 66 degrees at this time of year, Murray was quoted saying. The warm weather throughout the New York and New Jersey area prompted the agency to issue red flag warnings earlier this week, meaning there is an elevated risk for brush fires. Murray said the hot weather will continue through the weekend. By early next week, temperatures will still be above normal, although not as high, he said.

Darrell Issa is mad at GM

A senior Republican criticized General Motors Co. decision to run television advertisements featuring the company’s CEO that tout its repayment of $6.7 billion in government loans, according to the Detroit News. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was quoted saying in a letter to GM chairman and CEO Edward Whitacre Jr. that the company “has come dangerously close to committing fraud and that you might have colluded with the U.S. Treasury to deceive the American public.” GM’s ads reportedly featured Whitacre touting that fact that GM “repaid our government loan in full, with interest, five years ahead of the original schedule.” Issa called on GM to stop running the television advertisements. But GM spokesman Dave Roman said the ads stopped running as scheduled on Tuesday night. At issue is the fact that GM received $50 billion in U.S. government bailout funds -- but about $43 billion of those were swapped by the government in exchange for a 61 percent majority stake in GM, writes David Shepardson for the News. GM had $17.4 billion of those funds in escrow -- and GM tapped unused funds from that account to repay the taxpayers for the loan portion. But it won’t be clear for years whether taxpayers will be completely repaid until the government sells all of its shares in the company. GM declined to comment directly on Issa’s letter, according to the report.

Congress looks at requiring black boxes in autos

All new cars would have to be equipped with “black boxes” that record performance data and federal safety regulators would be granted the authority to order immediate recalls under newly proposed auto-safety legislation being considered by Congress, according to the Washington Post. The draft of a bill reportedly was released Thursday by one of the House committees investigating Toyota’s massive recalls for unintended acceleration in its vehicles. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House commerce committee, and Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chair of the Senate commerce committee, have been quoted saying they intend to collaborate on automobile safety legislation this year. The draft contains a wide array of provisions. Some require new safety features, such as the black boxes -called event data recorders -- and brake override systems that allow a driver to stop a car even when the throttle is stuck open. —Update stories, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy The Associated Press

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need. Pliske said he enjoys the challenge of the variable nature of rescue work, which keeps him learning and on his toes. His instructors say Pliske, who previously earned two bachelor’s degrees in business administration and legal studies, has found his true calling in emergency medical services. Liz Owen, associate professor in the paramedic program, said Pliske is humble, full of integrity and a role model for others. “We are a service industry, and he really does embody that in how he treats co-workers, patients and fellow students,” Owen said. “He’s always willing to help others. He really does have that desire to serve. You don’t see that kindness come out in people so much anymore.” That personal integrity and drive to serve comes from Pliske’s strong family upbringing and his family legacy of firefighters. His great grandfather was a fire chief in northern Indiana. His dad was a firefighter. In college, Pliske chased academic and athletic scholarships at three different four-year schools as a basketball and volleyball player. He graduated from Milligan College, a Christian school in Tennessee, where he worked summers in ocean rescue or in mountain rescue in the Appalachians. He worked in everything from business to a sheriff’s office before moving to Colorado. In the Vail Valley, Pliske has served with the Beaver Creek Resort public safety department, Eagle County Ambulance District, Gypsum Fire Protection District and Eagle River Fire Protection District. At Colorado Mountain College he is an instructor for classes from CPR to first aid. The busy emergency worker is one of 13 students earning a paramedic certificate or associate of applied science degree in paramedics this spring from the Edwards campus. The students mark the fifth graduating class of paramedics since the program began in January 2005. Pliske said he was impressed with the college’s paramedic program because of its friendly community atmosphere, knowledgeable faculty and guest instructors, and broad variety in clinical and internship placements. He received financial help to pay for his tuition and some books as the recipient of a HERO Scholarship, a fund that provides support for deserving students including graduating high school students or adult learners attending the Vail-Eagle Valley Campus. He said the scholarship made a huge difference, as he had already taken out loans to go back to school. When he is not working at other jobs, he assists with the youth basketball and football program for the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District or fills in as a substitute teacher in the Eagle County School District. Giving the opening remarks at the ceremony will be Dr. Stan Jensen, president of Colorado Mountain College. Another speaker will be consultant and part-time Colorado Mountain College instructor Bennett Bramson, who will address students about giving back to the community. The graduation is open to the public with a dessert reception to follow.

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Eagle Valley Music Company owner Tom Robbins is giving away free comic books today. His shop is located in the West Vail Mall. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Close to bus stop, quiet neighborhood, sunny deck. Own bed/bath, walk-in closet in 3 BD house, W/D, fireplace, storage, pet negotiable, No Cats.

2 BD/2BA unit Includes utilities, pets negotiable. Call 970.390.1898

2BD, 1.5BA, Riverwalk, Pets possible, W/D, parking, long term lease. Beaver Creek Mgt. Co. 970.471.1122


Rentals Available. Studio unit

1BD, 1BA in 3BD Miller Ranch, fun location.

F/L/Sec. Dep. Negotiable Available as soon as April 1st Call Kent for appointment 970.977.0274

Dramatic, spacious 2BD + loft, 2BA, w/ vaulted ceilings and open floor plan in a quiet complex on Singletree golf course. W/D included. Single car garage w/ opener. 0931 Singletree Rd. #14 Persimmon Woods For Additional photos and info, Contact Porter or Mary Knowles 913.897.3466

Villas at Brett Ranch. Immaculate 2BD, 2BA furnished condo. Cable TV/Internet. W/D, N/P, N/S. Available 4/19 for six months only. Tel: 970.343.9625

2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with extra storage. Nicely Furnished & outfitted for turnkey move in. NS/NP, W/D, You must see this unit 1st.

4BD, 3.5BA furnished duplex on Eagle River. 6-12 mo lease.

Call 970.390.2956

450 sq. ft. Studio in Elk Meadows full bath, Walk-in closet, reserved outdoor parking, , gas, water, electric, cable included. Walking distance to everything in Edwards.

Summer Rental or Long Term Lease Option Call 970.926.5363 or E-mail


1 Furnished BD, 1BA for Rent , utilities included NP Call 970.393.0431

Available May 1st, Roommate needed to share 3BD intermountain home. N/S, N/P 970.476.6884

Homestake with 2BD/1 BA fully furnished uprgraded unit available for summer. N/S, N/P Kathy, Havlik Mgmnt 970.376.7225

2BD, 2BA Furnished condo + Loft. 6-7 Month Lease Call 312.560.6366 or

1 Bd/1Ba Private Lock-Off. NS/NP 1 year lease Call 970.376.0661

Deluxe Summer Rentals Studios to 4 bedrooms

2BD, 2BA, 2 covered parking spots, W/D, N/P Debbie 970.390.2798

Master BD in furn. townhouse. W/D, on bus route. Call Jeff 970.306.2846

Gorgeous Home 3BD, 3.5BA, over 3,000 sf. 2 car garage, unfurnished.

Craigslist ad #1703511888 970.485.2310

Fully Furnished 3-6 Month Leases

3BD, 2BA SFH + office, 1800 sq ft, Next to park. Rent to own opp.

Great Locations Vail Village Red Sandstone Beaver Creek

Call 970.376.3170 to view or 641.751.2975 info.

970-476-8800 sorry, no pets

Private Bath. Laundry and Kitchen privalages. On the River. $450/month plus utilities. N/S. Available May 1.

2 - 3 BD Condo in Sun Vail NS/NP, Furnished Call 970.476.0900

Lovely, spacious 4BD, 2.5BA townhome. 1,800 sq ft, gas heat, W/D, adjacent Gypsum Elementary, reasonable.

Vail International Prime Village Location. 2BD, 2BA furnished condo. Pool, spa, fitness room. N/S. Dog considered. 1st and last required. Security neg. w/ references. May through October

2 and 3 BD furnished condos in Sandstone. Call 303.665.3418


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926-6602 Timber Creek fully furnished adorable unit on the creek, flexible lease. NS/NP Kathy, Havlik Mgmt. 970.376.7225

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

Call for Pricing

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

$675/month Contact Joe



Dramatic turn-key furnished office.


$2800 month, NOW $1500

Richard Patriacca Mountain Valley Real Estate

970.926.5692 or 970.390.2401

High visibility ground floor office space, Main Street. 1,200 sf. Available immediately.

Prime Commercial space now available! Excellent rates, great location, easy access, learge atrium, lots of parking, fitness center, private ski shuttle, on TOV bus route

$5 per SF + Utilities John Nilsson, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Call for Pricing


Want to be a part of our Commercial Corner? Call John K. @ 926-6602

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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Charming 2 BD condo with 1 car garage. Top floor with great views, walk to the gondola and on bus route. Fully furnished and priced to sell.

Seller needs to sell! Single family home with ski in access. Exterior moss rock finish and heavy timber. Large family room, wet bar, media room, elevator and hot tub.

3BD, 2.5BA, Juniper Hills end-unit condo. Across from Eagle elementary school, close to downtown. Good condition, great rental history. Low condo dues.

35.5 acres, views of vistas and colorful mesas. Rare, this land is located within a gated community alongside 850 feet of Eagle River frontage, teeming with fish.


178 Wayne Creek $4,995,000


14241 US HWY 6

Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Mary Isom, Sonnenalp Real Estate



Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Development

Perched above the Eagle Ranch Golf Course w/ 360 degree views of the surrounding mtns. This lot has full custom plans, soil tests & surveys ready to go!!

Close to bus line, 5BD, 4BA, bonus rooms, separate family room and fenced yard.

Great 3 BD second floor condo with vaulted ceilings and sunny deck. Recently remodeled with new kitchen, paint and carpet. Pitkin Creek has pool and hot tub.

East Vail’s Best Value! 5BD, almost 5,000 sf. New luxury construction on Gore Creek with spectacular waterfall views from master bedroom.

.65 Acre Lot Offered below competition @ $150,000

88 Pheasant Court $649,000

Pitkin Creek 10 E

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

John Nilsson, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Avon Crossing

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate


970.390.4658 Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.

Price Reduced $480,000




Low 3 Millions



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.

$649,000 Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.




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Gorgeous 2BD, 2BA condo on Eagle River w/ big views of NY Mountain. Top floor w/ vaulted ceilings, wood floors, slate fireplace, 2 decks & garage. Will not last!

Villas at Brett Ranch #606

Just Reduced $299,000

Kathie Cavataio, Prudential CO Properties

970.376.5510 or

Possible Short Sale. Enjoy the Eagle River as it winds through the Willowstone neighborhood, 3BD, 2.5BA House. Low HOA fee and low taxes.

NOW $285,500

Keller Williams Mountain Properties Ken Rue or Dari Laidman

970.393.3191 or 970.376.0466

Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Willowstone Home. 2 car garage, fenced yard for toys, Huge walkout guest suite, Hot tub on the deck. Short Sale.

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

90 Willowstone Place



Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties


916 Mayne Street FSBO




Lowest priced single family in Homestead. 4BD, 3BA, 2 car garage, across from Club including membership, granite countertops and great storage.

Kayak from your yard on the Eagle in Minturn. 3BD single family. Over 500 sq ft of decks perched above river and large yard backing up to the river.

Wonderful 3BD, 2.5BA duplex w large bonus rm. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter and stainless steel appliances. Fireplaces, hardwood floors, 2 car garage.

Value Range $739,000 - $849,876

Price reduced to $785,000


Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.


Bob Finlay, Prudential Colorado Properties

970.390.9023 or

250 Hackmore Road - Singletree

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate




Large single family home located on the 16th fairway of Sonnenalp Golf Course w/ ski slope views. 5BD, 4.5BA, 4,800 sq ft w/ 3 separate living areas.

490 Winslow Rd.


Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate



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Charolais Circle southwestern home. 4BD, 3 BA, 3 car garage. Quiet street. Close to schools, hiking and park. Under appraisal price. All offers considerd.

Price Reduced AGAIN! Beautiful 3BD/BA remodel w stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and hardwood floors. TOV free bus out front door.

Amazing low price for 1BD, 1BA condo! Located across the street from TOV bus stop, corner unit, wood burning fireplace and great deck.

European constructed 5BD Chalet built in 2005 w contemporary finishes. Offering family floor plan w landscaped yard and nanny lock-off, close to bus stop.

1746 W Gore Creek Drive

Sandstone 70, Unit A4

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud/Joni White Taylor, Sonnenalp

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

This completely remodeled 3BD/3.5BA mountain contemporary SF home offers exceptional finishes, southern views and open floor plan. Heated drive and entry.

Extraordinary certified Built Green single family in sunny West Vail. 4BD , 2 car garage has patio w/ hot tub. Easily located on Vail bus route. Big views of Gore Range.

2610 Arosa Drive

2950 Square Feet

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate



1718 Geneva Drive







Best fractional value offered in Vail Village, on Gore Creek. Includes valet parking, bellmen, front desk, pool, spa, athletic club, ski valet, storage and maid service.

Village Center 3C/D, 3BD + Study Condo overlooking Gore Creek. Spectacular views of Vail Mountain. Totally remodeled. Two parking spaces included.

Austria Haus Club


Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Priced from $205,00 - $360,000







Just reduced to $1,780,000


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