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Udall, DeGette push legislation to help resorts expand summer recreation By Matt Minich Mountaineer Editor A bill carried by Sen. Mark Udall (DColo.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) would give ski resorts more leeway in their use of national forest lands. The bill, called the Ski Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, would change a 1986 law that only allows resorts to facilitate skiing on national forest lands. As the law is written, snowboarding is not officially a permitted activity. The bill would alter the language to allow not only snowboarding, but also “shoulder season” activities like mountain biking or outdoor concerts, Udall said in a conference call about the bill yesterday.

“We all understand the importance of finding a balance between summer and winter activities,” Udall said. “Our ski areas shouldn’t have to close up shop when the snow melts.” There is currently a process for ski resorts to apply for permission to use national forest land, but Udall said the relationship between the two entities is marked with a “lack of clarity,” and that his bill would streamline the process. Though he named mountain biking and outdoor concerts as the land uses that would most likely fall under the bill, he acknowledged that the bill provides opportunities for other kinds of recreation. “I know there have been some debates about water slides, there have been some


debates about alpine slides,” Udall said. There is no language in the bill that would disallow any activity, but any proposal for a water slide or any other use would have to be approved by the forest service, so the bill doesn’t give resorts free reign over public lands. “You couldn’t build an amusement park or roller coaster at the base of Vail Mountain,” he said. In order to be compliant with the bill as written, new uses by ski resorts would have to fit with the Forest Service’s management plan for the area, and “harmonize with the natural environment,” of the land it is located on. Udall and DeGette are not alone in their support for the bill, which Udall said was requested by officials from ski

resorts and the Colorado Forest Service alike. It is also sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). Udall also carried the bill last year as part of an omnibus lands package that never made it to the senate floor before the end of last year’s congressional session. In a prepared statement Vail Resorts President of Corporate Communications Kelly Ladyga said Vail Resorts was “thrilled” about the bill. “This bill will clarify the Forest Service’s authority to allow summer activities at ski areas and will be a huge lift to resort communities and Colorado’s entire tourism economy,” she said.

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A Senate committee yesterday backed legislation that would provide in-state tuition to undocumented students in Colorado. The Senate Education Committee backed the socalled “Colorado Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET)” legislation by a vote of 5-2. Republican Sens. Scott Renfroe (R-Greeley) and Nancy Spence (R-Centennial) offered the dissenting votes. Senate Bill 126 would provide in-state tuition to undocumented students. Similar legislation failed in 2009. The measure now heads to the Senate Finance committee to address a fiscal note. Assuming the measure makes its way to the House, it faces a tough challenge there where Republicans control the majority. But Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Education Committee yesterday were compelled by testimony pointing to economic benefits to the state by providing in-state tuition to undocumented students who otherwise might not attend college. “This bill has always been the right thing to do, but now it is the economically smart thing to do,” said Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), who is co-sponsoring the legislation with Sen. Mike Johnston (D-Denver). “The bill will be a revenue generator for higher education for our state.” Tuition revenue is expected to increase by $1.1 million for community colleges and by $2.3 million for four-year universities if 400 undocumented students took advantage of the legislation, according to the bill’s fiscal note. It is estimated that in its first year alone, 900 undocumented students would take advantage of the in-state tuition. Sen. Johnston spoke of not only the economic ad-

vantages to colleges and universities, but also the longterm benefits to Colorado to have an educated workforce. Baccalaureates make an average of $1 million more over a lifetime, proponents point out. “This is about what it takes to make this state economically competitive, and what it takes for us to make sure we have a pipeline of very talented young people coming up through our K-12 system and through our college system,” said Johnston. Critics, however, argue that legislation such as SB 126 incentivize illegal immigration. Stan Weekes, director of the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform, began his testimony by asking for the committee’s sergeant-at-arms to check the paperwork of people attending the committee to determine if anyone was an undocumented immigrant, and then to remove them from the hearing if they were. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Bob Bacon (D-Fort Collins), did not oblige the request. Johnston reminded the committee that in 2009, when undocumented students signed up to testify on similar legislation, critics copied their names and addresses from the testimonial list and submitted it to federal authorities for a residential status investigation. For critics like Weekes, the legislation is not benefiting the public as a whole. “Putting forth this bill is not a benefit for any of the citizens of this state, but is a benefit to a narrow group of unauthorized individuals,” said Weekes. But Aminta Menjivar, a graduate of Littleton High School and a Colorado college student, speaking on behalf of undocumented Colorado students who were afraid to speak up yesterday, said without the legislation, lawmakers are crushing the dreams of students. “When the time came for me to go to college, I found it very difficult to find the money to pay for school,” said Menjivar. “I realized how easy it is to just give up.”

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Adult competition postponed at Crested Butte Extremes By Brian Alexander Mountaineer Staff Writer Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Erik Hilb won the 12-14 age group at the Junior Freeskiing Tour in Crested Butte this week. Hilb was joined on the podium by SSCV’s Kevin Nichols, who took third. Six of the 11 positions in the 12-14 age group were represented by SSCV at the finals – Mathieu L’Esperance took fourth, Aidan Stege fifth, Jack Nichols seventh, Gabe Suszynski eighth and Griffin Moller 12th. Kevin Gillie finished 12th in the 15-17 age group, and in the girls 15-17 division, Anna Suszynski took second place in her first big mountain competition ever. Ski and Snowboard Club Vail coaches Garrett Scahill and Mark Filippini have been creative in training and preparing the Big Mountain Team. “We do the majority of our training on Prima Cornice, Rasputin’s Revenge, Lover’s Leap, North/South Rim and Chair 4 cliffs. We don’t have the same steeps

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Ian Lochhead takes a turn at the last alpine town series race Feb. 10. The former University of Denver racer has been a regular winner of the local events. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Slovenia’s best finish since Vail Local Sarah Schleper 2nd best in US at World Championships By Brian Alexander Mountaineer Staff Writer Tina Maze waited a long time for her gold medal. Slovenia, too. Before yesterday, the only other Slovenian to win Alpine gold was Mateja Svet in slalom at the 1989 worlds here in Vail – although Slovenia was still part of the former Yugoslavia then. But yesterday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Maze became the first athlete from her country to win an Alpine skiing gold medal at a world championships or Olympics, following three silvers for the 27-yearold. “I had enough silver by now,” Maze said after her giant slalom victory at worlds yesterday. “We’ve always had good athletes, but nobody could grab gold ... I’m sure a lot of people will be very happy. It shows that even if we’re a small country we can be on top.” With the start of the race delayed for two hours by fog and low visibility, Maze’s win was constructed around her blazing opening run, helped by being the first skier on a deteriorating course. Then she held on to her lead through the second leg, winning by 0.09 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone of Italy, and 0.48 in front of Tessa Worley of France. “Tina is always a great big-event competitor and she stepped it up again today,” said Julia Mancuso, the top American finisher in 16th. Mancuso, who won gold in GS at the 2006 Turin Olympics, struggled with the soft conditions. “I’ve been training a lot on hard snow and just wasn’t able to connect,” she said. “I was disappointed with my time first run because I felt like I skied better. But second run I definitely went too straight because I was too fired up, because at world champs it’s all or nothing, so sometimes you get nothing,” said Mancuso, who was 12th in the opening run. The other American finishers were Vail’s own Sarah


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Schleper in 21st and Megan McJames in 34th. With Vail’s Lindsey Vonn having pulled out of worlds to rest her injured head, the U.S. team used only three of its four starting positions. Mancuso opened the worlds with a silver in super-G, but has struggled in her other events. “Not everything always goes your way, so it’s kind of ‘Take what has gone my way,’ which is the super-G, so I’m excited about that,” she said, adding she’s treating Saturday’s slalom - her weakest event - as training. “I’m not a medal contender, but I’m going to do my best,” she said. Swedish standout Anja Paerson finished ninth, failing in her bid to match the Alpine skiing record of 20 medals at worlds and Olympics held by Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway. Paerson isn’t sure whether she’ll still be skiing at the next worlds in Schladming, Austria, in 2013. “I don’t know, we’ll have to see,” she said. –Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Traffic snarled up on the I-70 Eastbound lanes at the Avon interchange. Some traffic remained stationary for over an hour in the morning storm that brought chaos to the roads and powder to the hills. Avery Cunliffe photo.

I-70 traffic bill will be heard in House A bill that would make the I-70 corridor a top priority for the Colorado Department of Transportation was unanimously passed by the bipartisan House Transportation Committee yesterday. Introduced by Rep. Mille Hamner (D-Dillon), who represents Eagle, Summit and Lake Counties, the bill directs CDOT to make prioritized recommendations on ways to improve mobility through the I-70 mountain

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Special Olympics coming to Copper Competition will showcase more than 550 athletes By Scott Mikeska Contributor to the Mountaineer On the weekend of March 5, more than 550 athletes will converge on Copper Mountain to vie for podiums in alpine skiing, cross-country, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Even locals who follow outdoor sports religiously may not have heard of many of the athletes: they will be competing under the banner of Special Olympics Colorado, which has been staging competitions at Copper Mountain for 23 years. Each year Special Olympics Colorado showcases the abilities, skills and spirit of the athletes. The games bring to public attention the talents and capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities, helping to break down barriers that have excluded them from the mainstream of their communities, said Kathy Muffenbier in a press release.

Julie Fite, head of the Southwest/Western area says the Vail Valley will send two teams of snowshoers and seven alpine teams to the games. “We offer year round events, and this is a crazy time. “ The opening ceremonies starting at 7:15 a.m., Saturday, March 5 in Littleton, figure to be a highlight when the athletes recite the traditional oath, “Let me win, but if I cannot, let me be brave in the attempt”. The games move to Copper on Sunday, March 6 for the alpine events, starting at 10 a.m. Closing ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. with a victory celebration and fireworks display to follow. Prior to the Copper games, on Friday, Feb. 25, the western and southeast area will host preliminary events in Glenwood Springs at Sunlight Mountain Resort and Argonaut Farms. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m., races start at 9:15 and wrap up with a dinner and dance at 6 p.m. The Glenwood games will host 250 western slope athletes and their extensive support group of coaches, families and Unified Sports Partners.

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On any given Friday throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring, students grades two through eight take part in some form of educational opportunity outside of the classroom. It is proven that time outdoors in nature has a direct impact on healthy human development; overall wellness and academic achievement is enhanced, concentration is improved, stress levels are alleviated, and creative thinking and problem solving skills are heightened. Parents are well aware that the great outdoors is a place of solitude, joy and rejuvenation. This Fall, students in grades two through four enjoyed classroom hikes to Shrine Pass and Beaver Lake, bike rides between mountain towns, engaged in several pond studies and visited the Eagle County Water Treatment Plant. Mrs. Croff, 3rd and 4th grade teacher, says outdoor education is the opportunity for students to apply the Biblical and academic lessons they learn in the classroom in real life situations. “Learning about landforms becomes so much more meaningful when students can climb a mountain and learn the names of the mountain ranges,” she said. “Understanding ecosystems makes more sense when students can collect samples from a pond and observe all the living and non-living organisms and how they interact. Character traits such as gratitude, obedience, humility, and compassion can be practiced while students are enjoying one another’s friendship, working cooperatively and enjoying God’s creation.” The Upper Academy, grades five through eight have termed their Outdoor Education Program “O2.” “We call it ‘O2’ because our goal is to get the students to breathe in the air and life that God created,” said Amanda Evans, O2 Director. “The Vail Valley offers a tremendous opportunity for outside recreation, we want to take advantage and teach our students to appreciate and learn from its beauty.” The fifth through eighth grade students began the year with a Living Waters theme. They learned to kayak, toured the Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant and, visited the Leadville Fish Hatchery, Explored limestone caves at Rifle State Park, and visited a local Alpaca ranch. “As students walk away from their Friday activity; clothes dirty, tired, laughing, head full of interesting facts, we hope they are inspired to challenge them-

The Vail Academy aims to get children off of the couch and into the outdoors by providing them with lessons in the natural world. Students hike, raft and even ski while completing their studies.

selves,” Evans said. “Outdoor Educations encourages stepping out of the comfort zone at times and looking at the world a little differently, allowing the students to discover themselves.” And now Winter Outdoor Education at The Vail Academy has officially began. Most Fridays, January through April, are dedicated to skiing, shoeing, ice skating and sledding. Studies show youth today spend on average of 40 hours a week using electronics. Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” has been an inspiration for the Upper Academy team in helping to create their O2 Program. “Last Child in the Woods” opens to the first page with a quote from a 5th grader saying, “I like to play indoors better ‘cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are.’” [See OUTDOOR EDUCATION, page 27]


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Cogswell Gallery in Vail Village hosts two Colorado artists Artist Jeff Desautels will demonstrate his palette knife technique with oils on canvas at Cogswell Gallery this Saturday, Feb.19 from 2 -7 p.m. Jeff is no ordinary artist. With a law degree from Harvard and more than 20 years of environmental practice, Jeff eventually surrendered to the art muse and since then his colorful and dynamic paintings have been recognized and honored by many. An outdoor enthusiast and passionate skier, Jeff loves the Colorado lifestyle. His brightly colored paintings clearly reveal a long-term love affair with the Colorado high altitude interplay of light and color. Jeff’s power of observation enables him to capture the vibrancy of the surrounding landscapes in a naïve manner and he is able to create a window for the viewer that becomes a reminder of the multiple possibilities for great adventures in the outdoors. Daniel Glanz was called early on to work as an artist. He started as illustrator and photographer working for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Eventually his interest turned into sculpting and his creations are presently adorning many private homes and are exhibited in public art programs. They vary in size, from tabletop to monumental and they have the common denominator of expressing energy, movement, and a deep love affair for the animal

world. “When considering an animal for a sculpture, whether it be domestic or wild, I look for the physical elements in the subject that best discribed character or personality. The softness in the eye of a golden retriever or the intense gaze of a lynx relay intent. ...since boyhood I was always interested in observing and reading the nuances in the attitude of animals and find it both challenging and rewarding to convey the essence of the subject to the viewer....I constantly strive to create a sense of the individual character for each animal depicted”. Similarly, Jeff Desautels seeks a similar essence in nature and his main interest is the interplay of energy of moment and light. He creates a playful mood with thick layers of colors creating shapes, affected by light. While progressing in his career, Jeff is intently focused now on action sports, like skiing and biking. “I want the viewer to identify themselves in their favorite outdoor activity and to bring home a visual reminder of the sense of freedom and fun experienced while vacationing in Colorado,” Desautels said. Both Colorado artists will be demonstrating their creative process at Cogswell Gallery Saturday from 2 – 7 p.m. but their new works will be exhibited at the gallery through the end of the winter season.

Jeff Desautels’s painting, “Riding the Lift”. Desautels’s work will be on display tonight at the Cogswell Gallery in the Vail Village.

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Full moon showshoe for charity tonight For those hardy athletes that haven’t been worn out by a morning on the slopes, the Cordillera Valley Club is offering an evening workout tonight, and it’s for a good cause. The Cordillera Simple Charity Snowshoe starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Cordillera Valley Club near Edwards, and will send participants on a 5k trek across a groomed course lit by a full moon. Those not feeling up to the full distance can also opt for the shorter 2.5k course. Organizers have a limited number of showshoes and headlamps to borrow, but participants are encouraged to bring their own,

The $35 registration fee will go to benefit Roundup River Ranch, a camp set to open this summer. The ranch is part of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall network, which aims to provide a summer camp experience for children suffering from serious illnesses. The group chose Eagle County as a location for a camp after a 2006 assessment found that more 35,000 children in the Rocky Mountain region were in need of such a service. No child who attends the camp will have to pay. Registration for the event start at 5:30 p.m. at the Cordillera Valley Club.

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Marvel of Montbell is a weightless wonder By Avery Cunliffe Mountaineer Staff Photographer So you want to ride the best snow and most beautiful lines? For most people that means The back country. Over the next few reviews we will take a look at some of the essentials to get you to and back from the other side of the mountains. The most important piece of gear comes free with a majority of people, a brain. We suggest you invest in upgrading this first with as much reading, training and as many courses as possible in avalanche and backcountry survival. We are fortunate in this valley to have so many terrific opportunities to learn from some of the best in the world, there is no excuse not to take a class. If you do have an avalanche beacon, practice, practice, practice and the best place for that is the Beaver Creek BCA Beacon Park at the top of Cinch. The park has five buried beacons and a central control panel that will test your skills and sharpen you up. The Montbell ultralight down inner jacket Spare clothes are an essential that is often over looked, sometimes an extra layer of insulation is just too bulky and heavy when you consider three hours of an uphill skinning session. But there is no longer an excuse to

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ATHLETIC STUFF Wrestler refuses to face girl

Wrestler Joel Northrup got beat by a girl. A standout Iowa high school wrestler, Northup refused to compete against Cassy Herkelman at the state tournament yesterday, relinquishing any chance of becoming a champion because he says wrestling a girl would conflict with his religious beliefs. Joel Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who was 35-4 wrestling for Linn-Mar High School this season, praised his first-round opponent, Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman, and Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black, who became the first two

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Bettendorf’s Logan Ryan, top, wrestles with Ottumwa’s Megan Black in a Class 3A 112 pound first-round match yesterday at the Iowa State Wrestling tournament in Des Moines. Black was one of the first two girls to qualify for the state tournament and was the first to actually wrestle after Cedar Falls’ Cassy Herkelman won by default moments earlier and never wrestled. AP photo.

girls to make the state wrestling tournament in its 85-year history. But in a brief statement issued through his school, Northrup said he defaulted on his match with Herkelman because he doesn’t think boys and girls should compete in the sport. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times,” said Northrup. “As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high school sports in Iowa.” Because he defaulted and didn’t forfeit, Northrup was allowed to compete in the consolation rounds, and he won his first match later Thursday by major decision. He was spared any chance of meeting up with Black, who also wrestles at 112 pounds and was 25-13 entering the tournament, when she was eliminated after being pinned in both of her matches. But it’s possible Northrup and Herkelman could be matched again if both make the finals of the consolation bracket. Northrup’s father, Jamie Northrup, is a minister in the Believers in Grace Fellowship, an independent Pentecostal church in Marion that believes young men and women shouldn’t touch in a “familiar way,” said Bill Randles, the church’s pastor. “We believe in the elevation and respect of woman and we don’t think that wrestling a woman is the right thing to do. Body slamming and takedowns, that full contact sport is not how to do that.”

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This photo provided by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office shows Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera after he was arrested on drunken driving charges late Wednesday in Florida. According to the arrest report, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy. AP photo.

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Tigers star swigs bottle in front of cop, refuses breathilizer If you take a swig of scotch in front of a deputy while behind the wheel of your car, it’s not exactly suspicion of drunken driving. Nevertheless, that’s the charge Miguel Cabrera after the Detroit Tigers star was arrested late Wednesday in Florida. Cabrera was spotted by a deputy in a car with a smoking engine alongside a road in Fort Pierce. Inside the vehicle, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. He refused to cooperate and more deputies were called to the scene. The 27-year-old Cabrera is coming off perhaps his best season. He hit .328 with 38 home runs last year and finished second in the American League MVP vote. According to the police report, Cabrera was wandering into the road with his hands up before he was handcuffed. He kept saying, “Do you know who I am? You don’t know anything about my problems,” and cursed at deputies who tried to get him into a patrol car. One deputy struck Cabrera in the left thigh several times with his knee after Cabrera pushed into him, causing the ballplayer to fall into the patrol car. Cabrera refused to take a breath test, deputies said. General manager Dave Dombrowski said yesterday afternoon he’d spoken briefly to Cabrera. “We fully support him trying to get help for his situation,” Dombrowski said. “You do that for anybody you know, if it was an employee, a friend, whatever it may be.”

Nets, Nugs, Melo deal still on table

New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has not changed his mind about the franchise’s pursuit of Carmelo Anthony. The Russian told team executives last month to end drawn-out trade talks for the Denver Nuggets All-Star forward and nothing has changed with the NBA trading deadline a week away, his spokeswoman said yesterday. There were reports on Wednesday that the Nets and Nuggets had renewed talks about a deal for Anthony. However, Prokhorov spokeswoman Ellen Pinchuk said in an e-mail that the billionaire maintains his stance, despite the reports. “Mikhail has not changed his mind,” Pinchuk wrote. When asked if that meant Prokhorov does not want the Nets to reopen talks with Denver at this point, the spokeswoman said: “What I said is what I said,” she insisted. “Not what you said.” Prokhorov stunned NBA followers last month during a visit to New Jersey when he told the team to end trade talks for Anthony just a day before he was to have a sitdown with the player. At the time Prokhorov said the much ballyhooed, 15-player, three-team deal that also involved the Detroit Pistons had become too become too expensive. The negotiations had also become too public and the constant rumors were hurting his team. Prokhorov also said at the time there was no chance the talks would be resurrected. Prokhorov and Nets general manager Billy King are expected to be in Los Angeles for the All-Star game this weekend, and Prokhorov might get a chance to say hello this time to Anthony. Of course, any trade to New Jersey would be contingent on Anthony signing a $65 million contract extension that’s been on the table since June. Anthony also would have to know that coming to New Jersey probably would end his playoff hopes. The Nets have a 17-40 mark entering the break and are 8½ games out of a playoff berth with 25 left. The Nuggets (32-25), meanwhile, have the seventh best record in the West.

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NFL, Union agree to seek help

Two weeks before a potential lockout, the NFL and its players’ union are asking for help in their stalled negotiations. Both sides agreed Thursday to mediation as they discuss a new collective bargaining agreement. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent U.S. government agency, will oversee talks in Washington beginning Friday. After holding separate discussions with representatives from the league and the union, FMCS director George H. Cohen said both sides agreed to have the agency mediate. Mediation is not binding. “Any time that both sides of negotiations can get together, whether through conventional means of bargaining or mediation, to come to an agreement that can benefit all parties, it is a good thing,” NFLPA president Kevin Mawae told The Associated Press in an e-mail.

Contador: You can never discount victory

Alberto Contador believes he can still win the Tour of the Algarve despite his fitness being hampered by his fight to escape a doping ban. The Spanish cyclist finished yesterday’s second stage in 13th place to trail overall leader Philippe Gilbert of Belgium by 15 seconds. Contador finished the 116mile stage in the same time as winner John Degenkolb of HTC-Highroad. “I’m not in the same shape like in other years but you can never discount victory,” said Contador, who was racing for new team Saxo Bank-Sunguard. “It hasn’t been too bad since these haven’t been very tough stages. I’m very happy because the team is also working very well. Tomorrow will be the day to draw conclusions.” Contador tested positive for clenbuterol on last year’s Tour but had a proposed one-year ban overturned after showing the banned substance came from contaminated meat. While he was cleared to race, Contador could still have all results wiped out should an appeal rule against him. The International Cycling Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency can still appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. For now, the three-time Tour de France champion expects Friday’s 111-mile stage to be decisive in his quest to win a third straight title in Portugal. “Tomorrow will be a tough day with a mountain finish that will do me good, but the legs are not what they have been in other years,” Contador said. “I’ll try my best as I’m motivated to do well for my team and for all those people who supported me over these past months. “We’ll see what happens.”

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Obama visits Silicon Valley

President Barack Obama is heading to friendly territory to push his plan to spend billions more on education, meeting with Apple’s ailing leader Steve Jobs and the chiefs of Facebook and Google in the San Francisco Bay area. He’ll also tour Intel Corp.’s semiconductor manufacturing facility in Oregon. Obama wants to spend more on education despite his call for a five-year freeze on other government spending. He says an educated work force will attract jobs and help the U.S. compete with the rest of the world. The budget proposal he delivered this week seeks $13 billion more for education. With the trip, Obama is also trying to burnish his image as a leader who is listening to the ideas of innovators and who, while faced with a tough budget environment, isn’t afraid to push for spending increases in areas such as education and clean energy that he thinks will create lasting, forward-looking jobs. Obama was to meet leaders in technology and innovation, including Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, at a private home in the San Francisco Bay area yesterday. The social networking site has more than 500 million users worldwide and has turned its 26-year-old founder into a billionaire. Among the other business leaders Obama will meet are GE chairman Jeffrey Immelt, who Obama recently named head of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness; Google chief executive Eric Schmidt; and Jobs, the Apple founder and CEO who announced last month that he was taking his third medical leave. Obama is touring Intel Corp.’s semiconductor manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., today with CEO

Paul Otellini. Intel has an education program that includes a curriculum, a competition and online resources to encourage studies in science, technology, engineering and math.

The Joy of Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas told CNN’s Joy Behar she doesn’t care who she offended when she said Israelis should “get the hell out of Palestine.” Thomas stood by her remarks, and even reiterated the sentiment. “They didn’t have to go anywhere” after World War II, she said. “They weren’t being persecuted anymore but they were taking other people’s land.” When Behar pressed her to at least take back her comment that the Jews should “go home” to Poland and Germany, Thomas replied. “Everything is distorted, but I don’t care. Hell no.” “We have organized lobbyists in favor of Israel. You can’t open your mouth,” Thomas complained. “I can call the president of the United States anything in the book, but you say one thing about Israel, and you’re off limits. … I certainly knew that and I should have kept my mouth shut, probably,” she told Behar.

Something of interest

Interest payments on the national debt will quadruple in the next decade and every man, woman and child in the United States will be paying more than $2,500 a year to cover for the nation’s past profligacy, according to figures in President Obama’s new budget plan that The Washington Post has obtained. Starting in 2014, net interest payments will surpass the amount spent on education, transportation, energy and all other discretionary programs outside defense. In 2018, they will outstrip Medicare spending. Only the amounts spent on defense and Social Security would remain bigger under the president’s plan. The explosion of interest payments comes from a double whammy of economic factors. First, the nation’s debt is growing faster than the economy. Second, interest rates are rising. Over the next decade, net interest payments will amount to nearly 80 percent of the debt added, an indication of how past borrowing is forcing the country deeper into debt. Even with the cuts in Obama’s budget, relief would not come until 2021, when the deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product would stop rising and plateau at 3.4 percent.

Protests close Wisconsin schools before critical vote

Faced with a near-certain Republican victory that would end a half-century of collective bargaining for public workers, Wisconsin Democrats retaliated with the only weapon they had left: They fled. Fourteen Democratic lawmakers disappeared from the Capitol yesterday, just as the Senate was about to begin debating the measure aimed at easing the state’s budget crunch. By refusing to show up for a vote, the group brought the debate to a swift halt and hoped to pressure Republicans to the negotiating table. “The plan is to try and slow this down because it’s


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an extreme piece of legislation that’s tearing this state apart,” Sen. Jon Erpenbach said. The move drew cheers from tens of thousands of protesters - teachers, prison guards and others targeted by the proposal - who filled the Statehouse during the past three days. Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who took office just last month, has made the bill a top priority. He urged the group to return and called the boycott a “stunt.” “It’s more about theatrics than anything else,” Walker said, predicting that the group would come back in a day or two, after realizing “they’re elected to do a job.” The drama in Wisconsin unfolded in a jam-packed Capitol. Madison police and the State Department of Administration estimated the crowd at 25,000 protesters, the largest number yet. Demonstrators stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the building’s hallways, sat crosslegged across the floor and made it difficult to move from room to room. The scene vacillated from being festive to angry or sometimes just plain weird: One protester rode across the marble floors of the Capitol on a Segway. Another pitched a tent for an overnight stay.

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Miley is mad at dad

Miley Cyrus is furious that her country singing father, Billy Ray, sat down with GQ to bash the Disney show that made them mega-rich, as well as for his comments saying he’s “scared” for his daughter’s well-being, according to the celebrity gossip web site PopEater. Web reporter Rob Shuter says his sources tell him that the ‘Hannah Montana’ star has signaled that she wants him to clam up and stop acting like another infamous stage dad. “To say Miley is angry is an understatement,” a friend of the Disney told Shuter. “She’s furious that her own flesh and blood would make a private matter so public. Who does he think he is, Michael Lohan?” There have also been rumblings that Miley and Billy Ray haven’t actually spoken since December, before his interview for the GQ article. “Miley has told him that if he wants to talk with her he has her number,” the friend reveals. “It’s been the same number she always has had.”

Beck won’t Google

The conservative Fox News pundit announced on his show Wednesday that he will avoid using any Google products, and implored his viewers to follow suit. Beck spent a good portion of his program outlining why Google’s business ties should make people think twice about using the world’s most popular search engine – and it’s many other products. “I’m just not sure, as I look into Google, that I want to use their products anymore unless I have to,” Beck said. “And some of their products I think I have to. I’m not leading any boycott. I hate boycotts. You do with your time, your money, and your information what you want. For me, personally, I’m not feeling real comfortable about the current direction of Google the more I find out.” According to The New York Daily News, Beck has

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Drive to ban pet sales in Fort Collins fails

A drive to put a measure on the ballot banning the sale of animals at pet stores in Fort Collins has failed. Colorado State University student Laure Molitor tells The Coloradoan that supporters didn’t have the 2,517 signatures of registered voters needed to put the proposed ban on the ballot. Molitor had until Wednesday to make up the 1,135 signatures she needed, but got only 800 to 900 more. The proposal would have prohibited the sale of cats, dogs and other small animals at pet stores. Molitor says the goal was to discourage “puppy mills” by taking pet stores out of the market for animals. The breeding businesses have come under fire for poor treatment of animals. Opponents say local businesses working with responsible breeders would have been unfairly harmed.

How bears hibernate could one day help in treatment of people

Hibernating bears set their energy demands on low, but unlike most other animals that take long winter naps they don’t chill out very much, researchers reported yesterday. Figuring out how they cut energy use but still keep their body temperature relatively warm could one day have important implications for treating victims of heart attack, stroke and other conditions, scientists hope. The body temperature of small hibernating mammals can drop to near freezing. But that is not the case for the more human-sized black bears, according to the new research published in the journal Science. The findings


also were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The study’s senior author, Brian M. Barnes of the Institute for Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska, noted that after hibernating, black bears don’t suffer the loss of bone and muscle mass that occurs in humans after a long period of inactivity. He said that if scientists could better understand the mechanisms behind the lower metabolic demand, it might be possible to develop new therapies and medicines for people.

It’s a Boy

It’s a boy for Rod Stewart and his wife, Penny Lancaster. A statement released yesterday said the couple’s second son, Aiden, was born Wednesday. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. No other details were released. The statement says: “Mother and baby are healthy and blissfully happy.” Their older son, Alastair, was born in 2005. The 66-year-old British rocker’s hits include “Forever Young” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Turmoil in another Mid East country

Bahrain’s leaders banned public gatherings and sent tanks into the streets yesterday, intensifying a crackdown that killed five anti-government protesters, wounded more than 200 and turned a hospital into a cauldron of anguish and rage against the monarchy. Bahrain’s streets were mostly empty after the bloody clampdown, but thousands defied authorities by marching in cities in Libya and Yemen as the wave of political unrest continued in the wake of uprisings that toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia. The tiny kingdom of Bahrain is a key part of Washington’s military counterbalance to Iran by hosting the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Bahrain’s rulers and their Arab allies depict any sign of unrest among their Shiite populations as a move by neighboring Shiite-majority Iran to expand its clout in the region. While part of the recent revolt in the Arab world, the underlying tensions in Bahrain are decades old and pit the majority Shiites against the Sunni elite. After allowing several days of rallies in the capital of Manama by disaffected Shiites, the island nation’s Sunni rulers unleashed riot police who stormed a protest encampment in Pearl Square before dawn, firing tear gas, beating demonstrators or blasting them with shotgun sprays of birdshot. Along with two who died in clashes with police Monday, the new killings brought the death toll this week in Bahrain to seven.

Rock slide closes US 50 near Cotopaxi in SW Colo.

State highway crews are working to clear a rock slide that has closed a stretch of U.S. 50 west of Cotopaxi, but it’s unclear if the road will be reopened by the weekend. The Gazette in Colorado Springs reports that the rock slide Monday sent 20-foot boulders rolling down onto

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Wax Presidents in Washington

George W. Bush is surrounded by 9/11 images, Jimmy Carter stands beside a gasoline pump, and George Washington rows across the Delaware River in a new gallery showing life-size figures of all the U.S. presidents. A revamped Madame Tussauds wax museum opened its $2 million presidents gallery yesterday after spending a year carefully researching the eyes, hair and other features to add 28 new commanders in chief to its collection. Each has a historical setting to represent his piece of history. Franklin D. Roosevelt is seated with a radio and fireplace for a “fireside chat.” Ronald Reagan stands beside the Berlin Wall, and President Barack Obama is near a replica of the Oval Office. “We tried to immerse the area, to theme it during that time period so that it feels more authentic,” said General Manager Dan Rogoski. “We want people to walk in here and feel the authenticity. They feel like they’re part of it.” Besides the National Portrait Gallery, the wax mu-

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seum is the first place to show lifelike figures of all the presidents together in the nation’s capital. With brief doses of history to accompany the figures, there are more than a few stereotypes in how the presidents are presented. Tussauds decided to recast itself as a presidents gallery over its usual mix of pop stars after the attraction didn’t draw as many paying visitors as planned since its 2007 opening in a city dominated by the free Smithsonian museums. Tourists said in surveys that they wanted to see history and politics during a visit to D.C. The museum also hopes to draw more school groups with its new focus. Madame Tussauds is located near the historic Ford’s Theatre at 10th and F streets in Washington.

Vietnamese hoist sunken boat after 12 die

Italian traveler Stefano Corda felt an ominous tilt as dinner was served, but his tour boat crew assured him everything was fine. A few hours later, Corda and his friend jumped for their lives into Vietnam’s famed Ha Long Bay as water raced inside the wooden vessel, sucking it down and killing 12 people from nine countries. Vietnamese crews worked yesterday morning to try to hoist the sunken vessel out of the water, a day after vacationers from the U.S., Britain, Australia, Japan, Russia, France, Sweden and Switzerland died along with their Vietnamese tour guide in the country’s deadliest tour boat accident since opening up to foreign visitors 25 years ago. All were sleeping on the overnight ship, named Bien Mo or Dream of the Ocean, which was anchored in about 30 feet (10 meters) of water near a small island. Nine foreigners and six Vietnamese survived only by flinging themselves overboard and swimming to other tour boats anchored nearby. “We woke up at 5, and the boat took one minute to sink,” Corda, 35, of Palermo, Italy, told Associated Press Television News. “We went to the exit and the boat was almost vertical. I grabbed my friend, we went out, and it was so fast.” Ha Long Bay is one of the country’s top tourist attractions, drawing more than 5 million visitors a year to the province where 1,600 stunning jagged rock formations rise out of the bay, forming tiny islands. Many visitors stay overnight on wooden boats equipped with sleeping cabins and eating quarters.

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Police are investigating what caused the accident, and a Vietnamese official called for checks on safety of the more than 100 tour boats that ply the bay. The boat captain and crew were summoned for questioning, said Le Thanh Binh, a spokesman of Quang Ninh police.

Father of music group members pleads guilty

The distraught father of The 5 Browns musical group pleaded guilty yesterday to sexually abusing his daughters when they were children in a deal that will send him to prison for at least 10 years. With scratches and bruises on his face from a crash in which his Porsche plunged 300 feet into a canyon, Keith Brown, 55, entered his plea to three felony counts in Fourth District Court. “He is terribly remorseful for what has happened and for what he has put his family through,” defense attorney Steven Shapiro said after the hearing. “He recognizes that this is the next step in the long road to trying to accept responsibility for something terrible that he did a long time ago.” Dressed in dark slacks and a grey overcoat, Brown appeared in court with his sister-in-law by his side. He showed few signs of the horrific crash just three days earlier that police called an accident. His response to the judge when asked for his plea on each charge was a barely audible, “guilty.” Brown’s three daughters and two sons are part of the classical piano group The 5 Browns, whose albums have topped the classical music charts and who have appeared on “Oprah” and other shows. The group also has been profiled by “60 Minutes.” Brown did not speak further during the hearing and declined to answer questions from reporters afterward. He remained free until his sentencing on March 31, after prosecutors said they do not consider him a threat. Brown chose to enter the plea to bring a quick resolution to the case and did not want to “exacerbate the harm” by dragging out the proceedings, Shapiro said.

Man opens fire on girlfriend along Vegas freeway

A fight in a moving vehicle ended in gunfire after a man shot his female acquaintance and was then shot by officers on a bustling freeway near the Las Vegas Strip, police said. Las Vegas police Lt. Lewis Roberts said the alleged gunman and woman were in critical condition after

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yesterday afternoon’s shooting near an exit on Interstate 15. The couple was riding in a red sports utility vehicle with two male friends when the gunman began arguing with the woman. Police say the man punched one of his friends and then assaulted the woman. The friend who was driving parked the vehicle and tried to calm the gunman. That’s when the man pulled out a shotgun, Roberts said. The woman and the two friends ran from the car, but the gunman followed, shooting the woman as motorists zoomed past. The friends fled to a nearby Jack in the Box restaurant, where they were taken into police custody immediately after the shooting. Roberts said the men were not suspects. “He had already shot her and he definitely would have shot them,” Roberts said. “They fled to a safe place.” Police received numerous 911 calls before Las Vegas officers arrived at the scene and shot the gunman. Roberts said the gunman may have fired at police. He did not describe the extent of the injuries sustained by the gunman and woman. Interstate 15 is the busy north-south freeway linking Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The shooting happened within sight of the casino resorts of the Strip. The Nevada Highway Patrol briefly closed southbound I-15, but quickly reopened the freeway while exits and entrances remained closed near the shootings, Trooper Joseph Fackrell said.

Cargo handler sentenced to life for JFK plot

An aging former cargo handler was sentenced to life in prison on yesterday for hatching a plot to make John F. Kennedy International Airport go “up in smoke” by attacking jet fuel supplies with the help of a notorious al-Qaida explosives expert. Russell Defreitas and another man had been convicted last year of multiple conspiracy counts in a failed scheme that was infiltrated by a government informant. At trial, jurors heard tapes recorded by the informant in which Defreitas, 67, ranted about wanting to avenge U.S. mistreatment of Muslims across the globe. “Not only was the plot his idea, he explained that he’d been thinking about it for years,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Marshall Miller said at the sentencing in federal court in Brooklyn. The defense had sought a 15-year term for Defreitas, arguing in court papers that he and his cohorts were harmless trash talkers who were “egged on” by the in-



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formant. The papers portrayed the defendant as broken-down, illiterate and delusional. His “stories about how they would accomplish the plot became more and more ridiculous until they finally rose to the level of the absurd, with Mr. Defreitas’ scheme to send ‘ninjas’ in to attack the airport,” the defense papers said. The plotters were “clearly not operational,” defense attorney Mildred Whalen said. Defreitas, she added, “was a boastful man and talked a good game, but when push came to shove, he wasn’t the person doing this.” U.S. District Judge Dora Irizarry disagreed, saying Defreitas’ own words proved he was dangerous. She cited a recording of him predicting, “The whole of Kennedy will go up in smoke.” Said the judge: “The bottom line is this was his baby. This was his plan.” The defendant appeared determined to carry out the attack “whether the government was involved or not,” she added before imposing the life term. Defreitas, who declined to speak, had no visible reaction to the sentence. Defreitas was among four men charged in the plot. Co-defendant Abdel Kadir, an engineer and former member of Guyana’s parliament, was sentenced in December to life in prison; Abdel Nur was sentenced to 15 years in prison; and Kareem Ibrahim is awaiting trial.



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Evans says the goal with their program is not to turn our kids into professional mountaineers or even outdoor enthusiasts, but to help kids better appreciate the beauty of our valley and the benefits of getting outside. Colorado Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien created a Bill of Rights just for kids in 2010, and it is displayed proudly at The Academy. It states, in a very colorful display, that its goal is to see all Colorado kids have the opportunity before they grow up to: camp under the stars, play in a creek, visit a working farm or ranch, enjoy the view from the top of a mountain, visit a local or national Colo. park. These are a few on the list of the Colorado Kids Outdoors Initiative mission and goals of The Vail Academy Outdoor Education Program. “Nature helps us to be still, quiet our minds and discover the world around us we want our students to take time to listen and see what they learn,” says Evans.



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Bryan Barlow, event director, decided to call off the qualifier day and push the event back a day. “Today was too much weather for the show. Too much wind and even though there were moments of clearing, they went away within seconds,” said Jim Jack, head judge for the FWT. “We tried to make it work but sometimes you just have to release the athletes and let them have a pow day.” Today’s schedule will be the same as yesterday, shooting for a 9:30 a.m. start. Weather is expected to clear up by early morning with some new snow coming in. Local athletes to look for include Lizzie Siebert, Ashely Magnuson, Katherine Crew, Leah Fielding, Ian Lockhart, Casey Baskins and Scott Craft.

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5107 Main Gore Drive

East Vail

5156 E. Longsun Lane


Beautiful , new construction, sunny, single family home nestled among mature evergreens. 5 bdrms, family room, 5.5 baths, and 3-car garage. Wonderful, southern views of the mountains. High-end finishes throughout. Large kitchen with centerisland, granite countertops, and upscale appliances. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and gas fireplace in the great rm. GREAT VALUE!

Extrmely unique log home with amazing views. Wonderful floor plan for entertaining or family use. Large great room plus a family room with wet bar. 2 gas fireplaces, great hot tub and much more. 5 bedrooms/4 baths.

Borders Lodge B303

Manor Vail #273

Partially Furnished $775,000

Huge Price Reduction! Exquisite ski-in/ski-out remodeled condo with beautiful mountain views. Elegantly furnished. Master bath features shower and bubble up tub. Building has lobby, hot tub and gym. 2nd br is a den with 2 beds, armoire,dresser and tv.

Partially Furnished $729,000

182 Longview Ave.

Immaculate, like new Belden model with over $50,000 in upgrades. Main floor den plus upstairs family room or third bedroom. Three decks and magnificent, unobstructed Castle Peak & sunset views. Air conditioned, hardwood, tile & carpet, granite slab count ers, built in audio, beautifully landscaped fenced yard. Large unfinished basement plumbed for bathroom. Ideal location across street from park.


REDUCED! BEST PRICED STUDIO IN VAIL VILLAGE! CHARMING ARated studio, lovely new kitchen , slab granite counters, new bath, super Gore Range views, on gore creek, new furniture, Murphy bed in living room and separate sleeping area with dividing sliding screen.

Furnished $599,000

Eagle Ranch Enclave at Wildwood #B


Fantastic home with 3 bedrooms & 3 bath and has great views. Large family room with 3/4 bath This is the best value townhome in Wildridge. Don't miss this.

Unfurnished $549,000

Edwards Season's at Avon

Southern sun & unobstucted magnificent views across the Eagle River to the Sawatch Mountains. Like new ground floor corner unit. Goshawk floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus den. 2 patios & attached 1 car garage. Heat & hot water included in dues. Common pool & hot tub. Great price & value for one of the best Villas in a prime & quiet location.

Unfurnished $289,000

Price Reduced! Just steps to Gondola. This ski-in/ski-out property features a pool, hot tubs, underground parking a front desk and strong rental program. Newly remodeled common areas enhance the mountain experience. AN OUSTANDING VALUE!!!

Simba Run #2202, #2301 and #1106


2 bedroom and 2 bath condominiums only minutes from Vail Village and Lionshead. Complex offers great amenities & rental potential.

All are being sold furnished. #2202 is $425,000, 2301 is $499,000 and #1106 is $559,000.

187 Bluffs Drive


Located on the bluffs high above the Eagle River with beautiful views to the west, Eagle River & Castle Peak. Walking distance to the elementary/middle school & conveniently located to downtown Eagle. Above grade (garden level) unfinished basement.

Unfurnished $439,000

Unfurnished $440,000

Villas at Brett Ranch #1401


Furnished $800,000

Unfurnished $2,988,000

Beaver Creek

Westwind #108


Immaculate, wonderfully furnished 1 bedroom/1bath condo with views to Beaver Creek. Underground parking, elevator, fitness center with steam room, good rentals, low utilities, great views south to BC and the Eagle River. Just steps to the new Riverfront Gondola!

Furnished $375,000

Liftview E-111 & Liftview B-212


Both units are listed for $265,000 furnished. Unit #E-111:Total high end remodel with greatly improved floor plan like no other. Corner Liftview unit on Eagle River. Tenant will stay or move. Unit #B-212: Immaculate, remodeled, light & bright Liftview with deck overlooking Eagle River. Tenant will stay or move.

Unfurnished $265,000