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American Ski Classic off to fun start

Conway Cup, Korbel, music, food and gorilla suits By Brian Alexander Mountaineer Staff Writer A day of fun kicked off the 2011 Korbel American Ski Classic yesterday at Golden Peak. The second annual Conway Cup Community Team Race was the opening event for the Classic, and the best way to sum up the days action in one word is “fun”. “We’re having so much fun out here,”

said skier Jen Egan. “It’s sunny, beautiful and we get to ski with good friends.” That’s the beauty of the Conway Cup, it’s a great time where friends and other locals can get together and enjoy the outdoors while helping out a good cause, the Conway Family Fund. 40 four-member teams competed in a dual race format, with one team earning the right to advance to a spot in the Korbel Ford Cup celebrity team competition

this weekend. The teams competing in yesterday’s races are career people who like to ski, not career skiers. While there were a handful of teams competing for the spot, most teams were in it for fun and the free Korbel. “We need the bubbles to ski good,” Darcy Zimmerman said, referring to the Korbel. With a gorilla suit, spandex onesies, cowboy hats and jeans, crazy wigs and

even a pair of ladies dressed up as Wonder Woman and Pocahontas, one might have thought they were at a Halloween party rather than a skiing competition. “I went with the retro couture look,” said Martha Brassel about her one-piece, plaid ski suit. The sun was bright, beautiful and perched atop of Vail Mountain, creating soft and slushy “spring break” snow that [See CLASSIC, page 11]


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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged there is no clear end to the international military enforcement of the no-fly zone over Libya, but President Barack Obama said it “absolutely” will not lead to a U.S. land invasion. Gates said no one was ever under any illusion that the assault would last just two or three weeks. He had no answer when asked about a possible stalemate if Gadhafi hunkers down, and the coalition lacks U.N. authorization to target him. Obama, when asked about an exit strategy, didn’t lay out a vision for ending the international action, but rather said, “The exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment.”

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The team for The George in Vail celebrates their win at today’s Conway Cup Community Team Race in the only proper fashion – by spaying onlookers with Korbel champagne. The race was held today as the kickoff for the Korbel American Ski Classic, a weeklong party held at the base of Golden Peak. Forty teams competed today for a chance to advance to the Korbel Ford Cup this weekend. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Health care reform supporters said yesterday on the one-year anniversary of the historic federal health care law that Coloradans are benefiting from the new law. State Republicans, however, said so-called “ObamaCare” is “still the wrong prescription for Colorado.” Supporters of the federal law said Colorado needs to begin implementing the law with legislation that would create a health care exchange for businesses and individuals to shop for their health care insurance. Gov. John Hickenlooper and a bipartisan group of lawmakers earlier this week announced plans to create such a health care exchange. “The Affordable Care Act has tasked states with setting up a competitive health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses who want to change their healthcare coverage,” said Dede de Percin, executive director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. “This marketplace should make sure consumers are in control of making decisions among easyto-compare, quality and affordable choices.” The proposal, Senate Bill 200, which was introduced on Monday,

is being sponsored in the House by Majority Leader Amy Stephens, (R-Monument). Stephens says she supports the exchange, but is fundamentally opposed to the federal health care law. “One year later and Obamacare is still the wrong prescription,” Stephens said in a statement yesterday, in response to rallies at the Capitol in support of the 1-year-old law. “Our current health care system isn’t working, but a government take over isn’t the answer. Colorado’s families and small businesses are already seeing the cost of their coverage go through the roof because of Obamacare.” Republican Attorney General John Suthers has entered Colorado into a multi-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law. Such challenges are likely to face a long appeals process that will make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. On the legislative level, Republicans have introduced House Bill 1273, which would allow Colorado to opt out of the federal law by joining an interstate compact that would supersede the federal law and give states within the compact the right to regulate themselves. But supporters yesterday pointed to successes of the law, including 42,351 Coloradans receiving a

$250 rebate to close the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole”; an estimated 21,800 young adults being able to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans to age 26; an estimated 291,000 kids with pre-existing conditions protected from being dropped by their provider; assisting 80,796 small businesses with tax credits to make premiums more affordable; and the state receiving an estimated $76.9 million in federal grants. Health care reform advocates in Colorado are backing Senate Bill 168, which would establish a plan to be referred to voters that would implement a universal health care cooperative in Colorado. The measure has made its way past a Senate committee and is scheduled to be heard by the Senate on second reading on Friday. Jessie Glasscock, a 25-year-old health care reform supporter, spoke of the importance of being able to stay on a family insurance plan. “I am so thankful that I can stay on my parents’ insurance even though I am 25 years old because of the Affordable Care Act,” said Glasscock. “In this economy it is difficult to find a job that provides people just entering the job market with health insurance.”

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Mountain. The most recent numbers from that site put this year’s water content 107 percent above average, and past numbers show that the content has been above average since heavy snows started in mid-October. Skiers and snowboarders have experienced that increase in the form of a deep base and a steady stream of powder days, but skiers and water groups don’t always see snow the same way. The fluffy stuff doesn’t have the water ERWSD is looking for, Johnson said. In fact, the thicker the slush, the better. “We don’t really care if Vail Mountain gets two feet of snow,” she said. “We care about how much water is in the snow.” The high numbers on Vail Moun-

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Civil rights advocates are hoping that Republicans don’t seek to kill a civil unions bill that is likely headed for the House. Senate Bill 172 was backed by the Senate yesterday on an initial voice vote, meaning the legislation that would extend civil unions to samesex couples is likely headed for the Republican controlled House. Supporters of the legislation are asking Republican leadership in the House to give the bill a “fair hearing” and “up-or-down vote” in the House, assuming the bill makes its way to the chamber. “Issues of significant importance with overwhelming public support like civil unions deserve a full and fair hearing with an up-or-down vote by the entire House,” said Brad Clark, executive director of One Colorado, a gay rights advocacy group. Republican leadership said yesterday that no decisions had been made on what committee to send the bill. GOP leadership noted that the legislation must still receive final approval from the Senate. Some supporters of the bill are concerned that House Speaker Frank McNulty, (R-Highlands) Ranch, could send the bill to a socalled “kill committee,” or a committee where minority legislation is

most likely to be voted down. But because SB 172 has the support of a small number of Republicans, the legislation is likely to receive the “fair hearing” supporters are calling for. SB 172, introduced by openly gay Sen. Pat Steadman, (D-Denver), would recognize civil unions between same-sex couples in Colorado. Along with the recognition would come similar legal benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. Faith leaders would not be required under the law to conduct same-sex civil unions if it goes against their religious beliefs. “This bill allows for committed couples to be responsible for one another, to care for one another, and to in times of trial, in times of challenge, in times of tragedy receive the full protection of Colorado law,” Steadman addressed the Senate yesterday. Critics say the measure “undermines marriage” and accepts same-sex unions, which could lead to problems with raising children. Colorado Springs-based conservative evangelical organization Focus on the Family also believes the civil unions bill is unnecessary, arguing that unmarried couples already have certain rights in Colorado. “When you compare the civil union bill with existing law, it duplicates many of the rights unmar-

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Wes Yoakam takes over The Club in Vail Village tonight. The Club: “Wes solo puts out more sound than most three-piece groups. With the twelve-string guitar, loopers, kick drum thing, and the other toy’s he’s got going up there, it really sounds more like a band than a solo artist. He also has a great rapport with the crowd, and he always knows what they want to hear and how to get them going.” Yoakam begins around 10 p.m.

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CLASSIC –––––––––----------------------------------------brought skiers in at an average time of fifteen seconds on the Golden Peak short course. Most of the participants of the Conway Cup were skiers, but the event saw a handful of snowboarders take their turns down the hill. With every team entry for the Conway Cup, all racers received a post-race party invitation for themselves and a guest. Local, DJ Mo:Rockin had the party mov-

ing and grooving all day long, mixin’ it up on the ones and twos from the inside of the VIP tent. Along with great music, the party had free Korbel being spilled all over the place and food being devoured everywhere you turned. “I had a great time today,” said Martha Brassel with a huge smile. “I killed it, now I’m just waiting for a sponsor to come sign me.”

Christopher Hawley, a Venice, CA based avid skier and surfer, has mastered the art of uplifting spirits through music with a perfect combination of genuinely positive attitude, inspiring lyrics, and danceable grooves. His guitar skills and sense of melody come through in the song arrangements, and improvisation is a huge part of the music. His lyrical and melodic ideas sometimes paint a picture or reveal a philosophical ideal and are usually aimed at creating a heightened sense of awareness in the listener. The Christopher Hawley Rollers play tonight at Alpine Tavern in East Vail.

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Ben and Pete of the group Hustle, bring high energy and excitement to the Colorado jam scene. A killer mix of dancey jam and edgy original composition, Hustle has taken it’s place as a key cog in the Vail Valley music culture. The music gets underway at 10 p.m. at Main St. Grill in Edwards. The Dr. McGillicuddy girls will be at the Edwards bar offering great shot specials. Robert Randolph and his soul/funk band will bring their tunes to Golden Peak tonight for Street Beat. It’s not the first time Randolph has come to Vail, but it is the first and only time Street Beat will be at Golden Peak this season.

Other Shows Vista at Arrowhead – The Justin Allison Duo bring their sound to Vista at Arrowhead tonight. Mezzaluna – Live music will be rocking the Lionshead restaurant tonight

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MUSIC –––––––––––--------------------------------------- [From page 7] Robert Randolph and the Christopher Hawley Family Band free concert Rollers tonight at tonight at Golden Peak Alpine Tavern, East Vail Robert Randolph and the Family Band manage to find the groove just about everywhere. Their soulful brand of funk, led by Randolph’s pedal steel, has bridged the gap between hip-hop, contemporary gospel, jazz and high energy rock. Randolph’s musical roots run deep and Rolling Stone Magazine calls him one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. The free concert takes place at Golden Peak and is part of the Bud Light Street Beat concert series starting at 6:30 p.m.

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By Phil Lindeman Mountaineer Staff Writer The microbrew industry in Vail Valley is dry. Unlike the rest of Colorado, which boasts more than 100 craft breweries, the area has remained relatively immune to a hopfueled inferno. Conditions are ripe for a blaze

and the guys at Bonfire Brewery in Eagle are doing all they can to fan the flames, one laid-back brew at a time. Call it the sparks of a golden wheat rush. “Our original plan was to build demand for us, rather than create supply and hope people drank our beer,” said Andy Jessen, co-founder of Bonfire. “We’re in the enviable

position of having people want it.” It is no surprise then that Jessen keeps Bonfire’s spring offerings under wraps. At barely four months old, surprise is a major selling point for the brewery’s lineup of original ales, lagers and stouts. A sampling of creations from Matt Wirtz, Jessen’s roommate and master brewer at Bonfire, shows a

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What’s on tap at bonfire brewery Brew master Matt Wirtz constantly churns out new creations. A sampling of current favorites:

TWo Hands wheat: A smooth wheat flavor shines through in this light, American-style ale. Jessen claims it’s easily a top seller at the taproom. Firestarter IPA: No craft brewery is complete without a version of the increasingly popular India Pale Ale. Wirtz’s recipe blends Columbus and Cascade hops for a bitter finish. It’s strong as well, sitting at 6.6-percent ABV. Blonfire!: A traditional blonde ale brewed with Mandarin oranges for a sweet flavor preferred by the ladies. It’s brewed with orange rinds for an unexpected bite. What started as an experiment quickly became a fan favorite. It also goes easy at 4.8-percent ABV. Dark dog india black ale: With four different malts, this darkly complex beer is loaded with flavor and kick. At 7.5-percent ABV, it’s also the strongest beer on tap. A full listing of all nine brews is available at Since brews come and go at the brew master’s whim, not all are available year-round.

love for experimentation. Along with the popular Two Hands Wheat and Firestarter IPA – two styles common for microbrews – he touts seven other recipes, many of which were discovered by accident. The Mystery IPA began as a botched batch of Firestarter, producing a sweeter finish with the same alcohol content. “I don’t think we’ve made a beer yet people haven’t asked us to make again,” Jessen said. As with Wirtz’s brews, the brewery has caught on without warning. “Bonfire” is more than a catchy name – it is a metaphor for the business, which has grown rapidly through word-of-mouth. Unlike some, the two never intended for beer to become a career. Wirtz had always been an avid home brewer, and when a third roommate moved out, Jessen suggested they

sell beer to cover the missing $525 per month. It worked. Their friends had long joked about paying for Wirtz’s beer. Soon, they moved the entire operation – including several gleaming stills and a brew system made from scratch by Wirtz – into a space on the northern edge of downtown Eagle. In mid-November of last year, they poured the first brew at the new combination brewery and taproom. “We knew we wanted to do it in Eagle from the start,” Jessen said. “We live here and had the vision of being able to bike or walk to work. Downtown Eagle has a very honest and organic feel. The brewery was a missing link for downtown.” Despite the billowing popularity of the Bonfire taproom, Jessen still holds a full-time job as an attorney. The brewery doesn’t open

until 5:30 p.m. because he lets his dog out after work before heading to the second “office.” Wirtz is the only member of the four-person staff who works at the brewery full time. As of now, Jessen feels the arrangement works well. He has a mind for business and leaves the brewing to Wirtz, who is currently in San Francisco at the Craft Brewers Conference. The four-day gathering is prime for building contacts and spreading the brewery name. According to Jessen, Bonfire is still on the small end of the craft breweing industry. “We’re taking time to learn about everything – distribution, marketing – before we can expand beyond the four walls of the brewery,” Jessen said, noting that earlier this year Bonfire experimented with a tap at the Dusty Boot in Beaver Creek. It was instantly popular. In light of the local success, Jessen has talked with other bars throughout Eagle County and built a reasonable list of interested owners. Although long-term plans for expansion are in the works, the fledgling brewery is contained to Eagle – for now. “By next November, we hope to have tripled our brewing capacity, allowing us to supply local restaurants and liquor stores with our product,” Jessen said. “It’s a ‘stretch’ goal, but with some creativity and continued hard work, we can hit it.” As for that spring line-up: Jessen is willing to give craft brew connoisseurs a sneak peak, if only to entice them further. Along with typical summer offerings – light pilsners and ales made for sipping in the sun – he and Wirtz will use more local ingredients, what he dubs “stuff people haven’t quite seen in beer before.”


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High Altitude Computers Apple & Windows certified support and the answers to all of your networking needs Are you looking for bike accessories, fishing rod tubes, fishing box, camping gear, or a kayak? Go see John at All Outdoor Consignment in Eagle next to Smiling Moose. Happy Anniversary dear Brad: May we always be warmed by each other’s smile, always know deep down we’re each other’s best friend, and enjoy the kind of love that grows and knows no end. Wish we have many wonderful days ahead. Love now and forever, Fei.

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with four fellow soldiers. Spc. Jeremy Morlock of Wasilla, Alaska, was court-martialed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle, where he pleaded guilty to three counts of murder, and one count each of conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange for a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison.

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After losing a quarter of its population, Detroit will see its clout diminish in Congress because its two congressional districts will have to reach farther into the suburbs to retain their black majorities. The Motor City used to have three congressional districts as recently as the 1980s. But a steady population decline has caused its dominance to shrink. The two candidates elected to redrawn seats in 2012 won’t represent just Detroit and some Wayne County suburbs, but likely areas north of Eight Mile Road. That move into Macomb and Oakland

counties will be necessary if Michigan is to keep two districts where more than half the voters are black.

Abortion bills move nationwide

Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles - legal, financial and psychological - in the paths of women seeking abortions. The tactics vary: mandatory sonograms and anti-abortion counseling, sweeping limits on insurance coverage, bans on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. To abortion-rights activists, they add up to the biggest political threat since the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. “It’s just this total onslaught,” said Elizabeth Nash, who tracks state legislation for the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive-health research organization that supports abortion rights.

Toenails hit mercury hysteria

In an unusual health study, researchers analyzing toxin levels in tens of thousands of toenail clippings determined that mercury from eating fish does not raise the risk of heart disease or stroke. Health experts have long urged people to eat fish to lower heart risks, but some have worried that the mercury in certain types of fish like shark and swordfish might offset any benefits. Earlier studies on mercury and heart problems in adults have yielded contradictory results.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------The latest government-funded work is the largest to look at this question. Instead of relying on what people said they ate, it measured mercury in their toenails - a good gauge of long-term exposure to the metal from fish consumption. No differences were seen in the rates of heart and stroke among those with the highest concentrations of mercury compared to those with the lowest.

Like Mickey could find someone better

Shareholders of The Walt Disney Co. yesterday re-elected its entire board including Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, despite concerns over his health and his poor attendance at company board meetings. Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis & Co. had recommended voting against Jobs’ re-election because he failed to attend 75 percent of the board meetings in fiscal 2010. Jobs became Disney’s largest shareholder after the company purchased Pixar Animation Studios in 2006 for $7.4 billion in stock.

Brand is confused

Russell Brand, the comedian know for a former sex and drug addiction, was asked in an interview for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories if he thought he would manage not to sleep with another woman for the rest of his life. Russell said: “I take it one step at a time - like with drugs, like with alcohol. The 35-year-old comedian, who married 26-year-old Perry in India last October after a year of dating, claimed being with the singer had changed him. He told the Morgan interview show, “It’s difficult getting used to one person and being in the same house every day. “See, if she leaves stuff lying around I have to deal with it. And if I leave stuff on the floor I have to pick it up. That confuses me. And she takes ages to get ready. It’s unbelievable. I had no idea what went on, I was never normally around for that bit.”

If someone throws a bag of tissue at you, don’t duck

A former Southern California woman who claims she suffered neck injuries from a tossed trash bag full of tissue paper has bagged a $535,000 settlement. Anne Burdette’s attorney tells the Orange County Register that his client has settled a lawsuit accusing a janitorial company of negligence. Burdette claimed that in 2007, an office cleaner tossed a 3- to 5-pound bag of tissue paper down a stairwell at the UPS center in Anaheim where she worked. Burdette claims it struck her in the head and aggravated an existing neck injury.

Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good

Germany is determined to show the world how abandoning nuclear energy can be done. The world’s fourth-largest economy stands alone among leading industrialized nations in its decision to stop using nuclear energy because of its inherent risks. It is betting billions on expanding the use of renewable energy to meet power demands instead. The transition was supposed to happen slowly over the next 25 years, but is now being accelerated in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster, which Chancellor Angela Merkel has called a “catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.”

Japan disaster likely to be world’s costliest

Japan’s government said the cost of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast could reach $309 billion, making it the world’s most expensive natural disaster on record. The extensive damage to housing, roads, utilities and businesses across seven prefectures has resulted in direct losses of between $198 billion and $309 billion, according

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to a Cabinet Office estimate yesterday. If the government’s projection proves correct, it would top the losses from Hurricane Katrina. The 2005 megastorm that ravaged New Orleans and the surrounding region cost $125 billion, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

No free ride for Colorado man

There was no such thing as a free ride for a western Colorado man who hopped a freight train to catch a ride to work. Glenwood Springs police say the cost for 40-year-old James Salazar was three days in jail after his arrest on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He pleaded guilty. The Daily Sentinel reports the Fruita man was arrested after he called 911 from atop an eastbound train last Saturday night. Police say Salazar wanted off the train because it was cold and the train hadn’t stopped at his destination. Police Chief Terry Wilson says he can’t remember anyone else ever calling to stop a train.

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Testimony has begun in the trial of a 19-year-old man accused of having sex with a 12-year-old Greeley girl who was later found dead. Attorneys made their opening arguments Tuesday in the sexual assault trial of Robert Montoya. He is charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old Kayleah Wilson. Kayleah disappeared last March and her body was found in a drainage ditch nearly two months after she was reported missing. Her slaying remains unsolved. The Greeley Tribune reports that attorneys on both sides steered clear of discussing Kayleah’s death. Police say they learned of Montoya’s relationship with Kayleah while investigating her disappearance. They say the relationship started when Montoya was 17 and lasted a month after he turned 18.

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Wyoming gets another home game in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament when the Cowgirls host Colorado, but other than the crowd, the Cowgirls won’t have as much of a homecourt advantage as they normally enjoy. The Cowgirls (24-8) host Colorado (17-15) in the third round of the WNIT at 7 p.m. today in Laramie. “We’re happy only to be traveling two hours,” Colorado coach Linda Lappe said. “It’s always nice when you have a road trip that’s within driving range.” Besides the relatively short commute for the Buffaloes, Wyoming coach Joe Legerski said Wednesday that the Cowgirls lose another key home court advantage. “Playing at Wyoming, the altitude becomes a situation that affects teams, and with Colorado it’s not the same scenario,” Legerski said. The Arena-Auditorium on the UW campus sits at about 7,220 feet elevation, while Boulder is about 5,430 feet. The two teams used to play regularly but haven’t met since 2007. Colorado is led by 6-foot-1 senior forward Brittany Spears, who is averaging 18.5 points and 8.2 rebounds a game. Legerski said Spears presents a “very difficult matchup” for his team because of her ability to shoot and handle the ball. Sophomore Chucky Jeffery, who comes off the bench most games, averages 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. “I like to have firepower off the bench and I think she definitely gives us that,” Lappe said. Wyoming is led by 5-11 senior guard Aubrey Vandiver’s 19.1 points and 9.2 rebounds a game, followed by 6-3 senior forward Hillary Carlson’s 17 points and 7.1 rebounds. Wyoming’s motion offense isn’t something Colorado has seen much of this season, Lappe said. “They don’t beat themselves,” she said “They wait until you make a mistake, and when you make a mistake that’s when they try to go in for the kill.” Legerski said the motion offense requires a team effort and he was pleased by the scoring balance in the win against Oklahoma State on Monday night. “That’s very important for us to get more people involved rather than just Aubrey and Hillary,” he said.

Colorado advances to NIT semifinals

The Colorado Buffaloes turned a snub into a spark, riding the sting of disappointment all the way to Madison Square Garden. They’re in the Final Four, a big deal — even if it’s in the NIT instead of the NCAA tournament. Alec Burks led the way to the Big Apple, scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as Colorado held off Kent State 81-74 on Tuesday night to advance to the semifinals. Ignored by the NCAA selection committee, Colorado has used the oversight as motivation, routing Texas Southern and California by a combined 31 points. The Buffs had to hang on against pesky Kent State, converting 4 of 5 free throws in the final 1:13 to advance. The Buffs (24-13) will play the winner of Alabama

Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar, who was hit in the face by a line drive last week and had his left eye removed, appears before a spring training baseball game yesterday between the Braves and the Florida Marlins. AP photo.

and Miami next Tuesday as they try to capture their first NIT crown since 1940. “We’re showing everyone we should’ve been in the (NCAA) tournament,” said Burks, who had an IV at halftime as he battled a bug that zapped his strength. “I feel like we’re a tough team, so we just bounced back from the disappointment.”

Braves’ Salazar returns to camp after losing eye

Luis Salazar says he’s been given a second chance in life, and he’s going to take advantage of it. The Atlanta Braves minor-league manager returned to camp yesterday, two weeks after being struck in the face by a foul ball and losing his left eye. “I feel really good and this is a big day for me,” Salazar said after meeting with Braves players and staff. “I shook hands with all my friends.” Salazar was standing on the top step of the dugout when he was struck by Brian McCann’s line drive during the first inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals on March 9. He was knocked unconscious and airlifted to the hospital. Doctors could not save Salazar’s eye and it was removed on March 15. McCann visited Salazar several times after the injury. “Brian McCann is a very sensitive kid and he was worried about my health,” Salazar said. “We talked for about three hours. I told him what happened could happen to anybody. I told him move on and forget the incident.” McCann is amazed at Salazar’s resilience. “His attitude is off the charts,” McCann said. “He’s looking at (losing his eye) as a positive with what could have happened. Salazar, who played 13 years in the majors, is in his first year in the Braves organization. He was invited to camp early to familiarize himself with how the Braves run their major league camp and was helping out during exhibition games. Salazar doesn’t remember much of what happened. At first, it was feared that he had stopped breathing. “Nothing is wrong with my brain,” Salazar said.

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American-based Gio Ponti, Fly Down and Richard’s Kid are among 14 horses entered for Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup. The world’s richest race drew entries from around the world, including three based in Japan—Buena Vista, Transcend and Victorie Pisa. Gio Ponti finished fourth in last year’s World Cup at Meydan Racecourse, and is likely to be among the


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“That is the greatest news that I heard.” The 54-year-old Salazar said he appreciated the prayers and well wishes of those in baseball and beyond. “I appreciate everyone who prayed for me,” Salazar said. “A lot of people care about me. In difficult times, that is when good friends show up. And that is what happened to me.”

Alberto Contador won the third stage of the Volta of Catalunya yesterday, taking the race’s overall lead a day before cycling’s governing body decides whether to challenge the decision to clear him of doping. The three-time Tour de France winner set the pace yesterday in covering the 114-mile mountain stage from La Vall de’n Bas in Spain to Vallnord in 4 hours, 45 minutes, 31 seconds. American Levi Leipheimer and Italian Michele Scarponi finished 23 seconds behind and were in second and third positions overall. “At five kilometers to go there were still 50 riders in the pack and I knew that there was the hardest part left, so I attacked,” Contador said. “Then Leipheimer closed the gap and I attacked again and reached the finish line alone.” Contador tested positive for clenbuterol on the Tour, but was cleared of wrongdoing by the Spanish cycling federation. The International Cycling Union (UCI) says it will decide by today whether to appeal. The World AntiDoping Agency has three more weeks to decide on its appeal. “These are not the best conditions, but I am concentrating fully on my (sport), which is riding a bicycle. The rest does not depend on me,” Contador said. “I want to thank my team and teammates for all the support they are giving me. They are simply outstanding.” Since being cleared by the Spanish federation of a proposed one-year ban in late January, Contador has competed twice, finishing fourth in the Tour of Algarve in Portugal and winning the Vuelta of Murcia in Spain. The Volta of Catalunya, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, finishes Sunday.

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A racehorse trains during a morning session yesterday, three days ahead of the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race, at the Godolphin Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. AP photo.

favorites. The 6-year-old is a three-time Eclipse Award winner and has earned more than $5 million for owner Castleton Lyons Farm. Also entered yesterday were Monterosso, Prince Bishop, Cape Blanco, Musir, Gitano Hernando, Poet’s Voice, Twice Over and Golden Sword. A total of 111 horses have been entered for the eightrace World Cup card that is worth $26.25 million.

Knicks 7-10 since Melo trade, Nugs 10-4

The New York Knicks lost to the Orlando Magic last night, 111-99 in a tough game. Meanwhile, the Nuggets had won 10 of 14 games since the trade going into last night’s late contest against the San Antonio Spurs, including seven wins by 10 or more points. In the blockbuster trade, Denver acquired Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov a first-round pick and two second-round picks for Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams and Renaldo Balkman.


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Private, remodeled 3 BD with perfect views of Beaver Creek mtn. Ski in, ski out. Pool & hot tub access, parking garage. 1,351 sq ft. Exceptional floor plan & excellent value!

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25,000 sq. ft. luxury estate. Developer must sell. All offers considered!


This home offers vaulted ceilings, great room with fireplace and large kitchen with breakfast bar. Enjoy mtn views, BLM in your backyard and on a golf course.

Offered at just $347,900

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This ranch style home offers the best of mtn living with large windows, vaulted ceilings, and an open living and dining room. Stainless appliances and more!

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Major Price Reductions at Brush Creek Village. Only 7 6 5 Developer Units left! 3 & 4 BD units, some w/ basements, in brand new private development. Adjacent to pool and ice-rink. Financing available!

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Fabulous newly remodeled 5 BD, 6 BA residence in desirable location in Vail. Top of the line appliances & finishes. Great floorplan & convenient ski in/out location!

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

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Spacious Primary/Secondary home with 6 BD and 2 BD respectively. Strong shortterm rental history. Sunny location with great yard & hot tub. Many extra features.

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Priced from $219,900- $340,000

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