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Colorado tie: Man might have been involved in shooting of state prison chief The status: Ebel is brain dead; officials go to Texas to examine link to slaying










A black Cadillac with Colorado license plates was involved in a chase and crash in Texas. The driver reportedly was Evan Spencer Ebel, a member of a white supremacistHOT prison gang. by DANIEL J. CHACóN

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Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, reportedly is brain dead.

parolee who may be involved in the slaying of Colorado’s prison chief and a deadly Denverarea shooting led Texas authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday before a shootout that left him brain dead, officials said. The Denver Post reported

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An interim has been named to replace Tom Clements. Page 4

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For the latest updates on the story, go to Thursday evening that the man is 28-year-old Evan Spencer Ebel, a member of a white supremacist prison gang. A

federal law enforcement official confirmed that identity to The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity, The Associated Press reported. Court records show Ebel was convicted of several crimes in Colorado dating to 2003, including assaulting a prison

guard in 2008. El Paso County, Denver and Golden investigators headed to Texas to see if Ebel is linked to the killing of Tom Clements, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, or the recent slaying of a Domino’s pizza delivery man in Denver. —

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A public memorial service for Tom Clements, MOSTLY NEED LOGO the slain executive director of the Colorado Department of NEED LO PARTLY CLOUDY Corrections, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway, in PARTLY C Colorado Springs. PM STORM RAIN

Classical music, fireworks show to return to Springs by jennifer mulson —

This summer, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will put the happy back in the Fourth of July. For the first time since 2008, there will be an orchestra performance and fireworks in a city park, said Nathan Newbrough, president and CEO of the orchestra. Details of the concert, including location, will be

revealed April 9. For three decades, the orchestra performed classical music as the region’s largest fireworks display exploded in the night sky. In 2009, though, the Fourth of July celebration at Memorial Park was canceled due to budget cuts. The situation today is brighter. Last year, the City Council approved a —

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The talk at the water cooler Man pleads guilty in death of Patas monkey at Boise zoo

Pennsylvania candidates battling over use of nickname

BOISE, IdahO • Michael Watkins, 22, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of attempted grand theft and one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty after fatally beating a Patas monkey with a tree branch. Officials said he tried to steal the monkey after a night of heavy drinking. Watkins originally said he was only trying to free the monkey.

dOYLESTOWN, Pa. • Two candidates for sheriff are “duking” it out over the incumbent’s nickname. Challenger Tom Lingenfelter wants incumbent Sheriff Edward “Duke” Donnelly kicked off the ballot for using his nickname, claiming it connotes a “hereditary distinction or nobility title.” Donnelly said he’s been called “Duke” since boyhood and his wife is not a duchess.

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B1 >> The House on Thursday approved the Senate’s vote of setting $65.5 million aside for watershed recovery around the nation. Colorado might finally get some watershed protection money.


C1 >> Corey Brewer sank three free throws with 2.1 seconds left and the Nuggets stretched their winning streak to 14 games with a 101-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.

C1 >> No matter how you look at it, college football is a violent sport, columnist David Ramsey writes. And Air Force is no exception.

iowa’s ethan lofthouse takes iowa State’s boaz beard, left, to the mat during their 184-pound match at the ncaa division i wrestling championships in des moines, iowa. the competition continues through Saturday.



GO! 12 >> The garden area of the Tavern at The Broadmoor has received a remodel, and Table Talk columnist Teresa Farney can’t believe she likes it even more than before. Do try the breads, she writes. GO! 7 >> “Stoker” is one fractured fairy tale, but the captivating acting by Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in this stylish chiller will keep you glued to your seat trying to puzzle out the ending.


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B8 >> Phil Long plans to reopen its former Academy Ford location near The Citadel mall in June as its third ValuCar used vehicle sales outlet. It’s part of a $6.5 million improvement plan.


Breaking News: Possible Texas link to Clements killing


2 >> Authorities seek speed walker in area of Clements shooting 3 >> Neighbors shaken after Clements shooting 4 >> Shots fired at Springs elementary, no injuries 5 >> Country cooking, fun team up in north Springs

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Wayne seeks to realize his rock star dreams when he tries out for “American Idol” in Friday’s episode of “The News,” the reality cartoon show featuring The Gazette’s newsroom (and, this week, Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach). As his frustration over Oklahoma Joe’s success grows, Wayne decides to forgo “Glee” and take a trip to Omaha, Neb., for the “Idol” tryout. Does Wayne become the singing icon of his dreams or make a clown of himself again? Why is Mayor Bach making a special voice appearance at the airport? And why does Bill Vogrin’s

Three Colorado Springs police dogs are among 100 across the country selected to receive a specially made ballistic vest for free. In the past week, Vested Interest in K-9s Inc., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, sponsored an online campaign to raise funds to provide 100 bullet- and stab-protective vests for police canines throughout the U.S., police spokeswoman Barbara Miller said in a news release. The nonprofit “graciously selected” Jovi, Broc and Diesel — the three newest additions to the Colorado Springs Police Department’s K-9 family — to get the vests, Miller said. “Because each vest is custom made, we do not anticipate receiving these life-saving vests for 10 weeks,” Miller said. “At that time, we will showcase our K-9’s dressed in their new attire.” The vests are valued at more than $1,000 each.

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Tens of thousands of Chicago students, parents and teachers learned Thursday their schools were on a long-feared list of 54 the city plans to close in an effort to stabilize an educational system facing a huge budget shortfall. >> Page 6

Simon & Garfunkel’s song “The Sound of Silence,” written amid the turmoil after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit “The Twist” are among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

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N.Y. man released from prison • A man who spent more than two decades behind bars for the cold-blooded slaying of a Brooklyn rabbi was released Thursday into the arms of his weeping relatives after a reinvestigation by prosecutors cast serious doubt on evidence used to convict him. “Sir, you are free to go,” a judge told a smiling, white-haired David Ranta moments after prosecutors announced they supported tossing out the 1991 conviction. Ranta’s pregnant daughter — a 2-year-old when he was jailed — sisters and other supporters burst into applause and swarmed him as he walked out of the courtroom. His parents had died while he was in prison. “I’m overwhelmed,” the 58-year-old Ranta told reporters. “I feel like I’m under water, swimming.” — NEW YORK

Lacrosse player files lawsuit PITTSBURGH • A college lacrosse player who was injured when her team’s bus veered off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and crashed is suing the bus company. Lawyers for Seton Hill University freshman Amanda Michalski said they filed the lawsuit Thursday against Mlaker Transportation. Thirtyyear-old coach Kristina Quigley, her unborn son and 61-year-old driver Anthony Guaetta were killed. Michalski’s lawyer Shanin Specter says Guaetta was negligent and reckless. —



House gives OK to budget plan Spending authorization heads to Obama’s desk by erica werner The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • Moving on two fronts, the Republicancontrolled House on Thursday voted to keep the government running for the next six months while pushing through a budget for next year that would shrink the government by another $4.6 trillion over the next decade. The spending authorization on its way to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the Pentagon and domestic programs. The result will be temporary furloughs for hundreds of thousands of fed-

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The approval of the watershed protection measure by Congress will help Colorado bounce back from the devastating wildfires last summer. B1 eral workers and contractors over the next six months and interrupted, slower or halted services and aid for many Americans. The nonbinding GOP budget plan for 2014 and beyond calls for a balanced budget in 10 years’ time and sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the poor and other domestic programs. Thursday’s developments demonstrated the split nature of this year’s budget debate. Competing nonbinding budget measures by each party provide platforms for political principles; at the

same time, Capitol Hill leaders forged a bipartisan deal on carrying out the government’s core responsibilities, in this case providing money for agencies to operate and preventing a government shutdown. The GOP budget proposal, similar to previous plans offered by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., demonstrates that it’s possible, at least mathematically, to balance the budget within a decade without raising taxes. But to do so, Ryan, his party’s vice presidential nominee last year, assumes deep cuts that would force millions from programs for the poor like food stamps and Medicaid and cut almost 20 percent from domestic agency budget levels as-

sumed less than two years ago. Ryan’s plan passed the House on a mostly party-line 221-207 vote, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats against it. Meanwhile, the Democratcontrolled Senate debated for a second day its first budget since the 2009 plan that helped Obama pass his health care law. A vote on the Senate measure is expected late Friday or early Saturday. The dueling House and Senate budget plans are anchored on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum in Washington, appealing to core partisans in warring GOP and Democratic tribes long gridlocked over how to best attack the budget deficits facing the country.

Arizona town may OK civil unions SIERRA VISTA, ARIz. • A former mining community in rural southern Arizona that has shifted over the years into a liberal artists’ haven and tourist destination is poised to become the first city in this conservative state to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. The Bisbee City Council unanimously endorsed an ordinance that would give same-sex partners in civil unions the same rights in the city as married couples, the Sierra Vista Herald reported. A formal vote on the measure is scheduled for April 2. —

No Powerball winner, pot goes up DES MOINES, IOWA • Lottery officials said no ticket matched all the numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. Three tickets won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. But it means the current $320 million jackpot could swell before the next drawing Saturday. “I think it has reached the water cooler level,” said Mary Neubauer spokeswoman for the Iowa Lottery. “It just starts to buzz.” NEWS SERVICES


Chavez backers clash with students CARACAS, VENEzUElA • Supporters of the late President Hugo Chavez hurled rocks and bottles Thursday in an attack on student protesters who were marching against perceived bias by Venezuela’s electoral council. Seven students were reported injured in the violence that raised tensions in a country already sharply divided ahead of next month’s presidential election. Hundreds of students had gathered at a central plaza and were making their way to the electoral council headquarters in downtown Caracas when they came upon a police barricade. —

Ex-French president faces charges PARIS • A judge on Thursday filed preliminary charges against former President Nicolas Sarkozy in a campaign finance case, formally placing him under investigation over allegations that he illegally took donations from France’s richest woman on way to his 2007 election victory. The preliminary charges were issued against Sarkozy, 58, after questioning, according to the prosecutor’s office. The ex-president is accused of “abuse of someone in an impaired state” in the case involving L’Oreal cosmetics fortune heiress Liliane Bettencourt, who is now 90. —

100 injured in Canadian blizzard • A blizzard sweeping across the Canadian plains caused a chain of traffic wrecks involving a bus, semi-trailer trucks and cars south of Edmonton, Alberta, sending about 100 injured travelers to hospitals on Thursday, officials said. — EDMONTON

U.N. to investigate North Korea GENEVA • The United Nations’ top human rights body unanimously approved Thursday a formal investigation into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity. The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council signed off on the resolution backed by the U.S., Japan and the European Union. NEWS SERVICES

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President Barack Obama waves to media as he walks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he arrives at the Muqata Presidential Compound on Thursday in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

Obama: Return to Mideast negotiations President reaches out to public, political leaders by julie pace The Associated Press —

JERUSALEM • Insisting “peace is possible,” President Barack Obama on Thursday prodded Israelis and Palestinians to return to long-stalled negotiations with few, if any, pre-conditions, softening his earlier demands that Israel stop building settlements in disputed territory. The president made his appeal just hours after rockets

fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza landed in a southern Israeli border town, a reminder of the security risks and tensions that have stymied peace efforts for decades. Obama, on his second day in the Middle East, shuttled between Jerusalem and Ramallah, reaching out to the public as well as to political leaders. He offered no new policies or plans for reopening peace talks but urged both sides to “think anew” about the intractable conflict and break out of the “formulas and habits that

have blocked progress for so long.” “Peace is possible,” Obama declared during an impassioned speech to young people in Jerusalem. “I’m not saying it’s guaranteed. I can’t even say that it is more likely than not. But it is possible.” The deep disputes dividing the Israelis and Palestinians have remained much the same over the years, and include deciding the status of Jerusalem, defining borders and resolving refugee issues. Palestinians

have been incensed over Israeli settlements in disputed territories, and the Israelis’ continued construction has drawn the condemnation of the United States and other nations. Further settlement activity is “counterproductive to the cause of peace,” Obama said. But in a notable shift, he did not repeat his administration’s previous demands to halt construction. Instead he urged the Palestinians to stop using the disagreement as an “excuse” to avoid talks.

Senate gun bill will expand background checks by alan fram The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • Gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include an expansion of federal background checks for firearms buyers, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday in a victory for advocates of gun restrictions. The announcement underscores that Democrats intend to take an aggressive approach in the effort to broaden the checks, current-

ly required for transactions involving federally licensed firearms dealers but not private transactions at gun shows or online. President Barack Obama and many supporters of curbing guns consider an expansion of the system to private gun sales to be the most effective response lawmakers could take in the wake of December’s elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn. The system is designed to keep guns

from criminals, people with serious mental problems and others considered potentially dangerous. The overall gun measure will also include legislation boosting penalties for illegal gun trafficking and modestly expanding a grant program for school security, said Reid, D-Nev. Its fate remains uncertain, and it will all but certainly need Republican support to survive. Reid said that during Congress’ upcoming two-

week break, he hopes senators will strike a bipartisan compromise on broadening background checks. Without a deal, he indicated the gun bill would include a stricter version approved this month by the Senate Judiciary Committee and authored by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., expanding the system to virtually all private gun transactions with few exceptions. “Any bill that passes the Senate must include background checks,” Reid said.


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Defense Department will delay furloughs Notices for civilians get pushed back two weeks The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • The Defense Department will delay furlough notices for its civilian employees for about two weeks while officials analyze the impact of a new spending bill on planned budget cuts, the Pentagon said Thursday. The delay comes as defense officials continue to wrangle over how many civilians should be exempt from the unpaid leave requirement, including how much of the U.S. intelligence community MARK REIS, THE GAZETTE should be excluded. The wooded home in Monument where Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements was shot to death Tuesday night. A senior defense official said Thursday that as much Clements was shot in the chest when he answered his door. as 10 percent of the department’s 800,000 civilian workers overall could be exempt from the furloughs. The official said the exact numbers were still being worked out. The official was not aufrom page 1 thorized to speak publicly — about the furlough exemp“There is a strong connection number and spoke on tion with the Texas case,” condition of anonymity. Denver police said via Under the current planning, about 24 percent of Twitter. Ebel was spotted Thursthe Army’s 330,000 civilians day morning in Montague would not face furloughs, County, Texas, driving and roughly 5 percent of the a black Cadillac, which 200,000 Navy and Marine matches the description of Corps’ civilians would be exa vehicle seen leaving the empt. Monument-area home of Of the exempt Army civilClements around the time ians, nearly 2,600 are dehe was shot Tuesday night. ployed to combat zones and A Montague County shermore than 28,800 are in jobs iff’s deputy, James Boyd, paid from non-appropriated tried to stop Ebel, who funds. The Air Force refused opened fire, hitting Boyd to reveal how many of its cimultiple times, including a vilians would be subject to grazing wound to the head, furloughs. authorities said. Boyd, who Some of those workers inwas wearing a bullet-proof clude civilians in the war vest that saved his life, was zone and in critical public taken to a hospital with safety jobs, as well as people nonlife-threatening injuwhose jobs are not paid for ries, authorities said. through congressional fundAuthorities wouldn’t say ing. CouRTESy oF wISE CounTy MESSEnGER, FoRT woRTH STAR-TElEGRAM why Boyd tried to pull Ebel As an example, some emA man driving a Cadillac and fleeing from law enforcement collided with a semitrailer in Decatur, Texas, and was over but called the traffic ployees may be contractors shot. The driver reportedly was Evan Spencer Ebel. stop routine. or people working in faciliAfter the shooting, a purties that pay for operations suit ensued with speeds he said Thursday afterout of their earnings — such “We are communicatreaching 100 mph. as some recreation jobs or noon. “We don’t know that ing right now with Texas The chase came to an end it is or it’s not. Colorado is authorities as well as coforeign military sales. at U.S. 380 and Business sending — and should be ordinating with the FBI to Another example would be civilian mariners who 380 in Decatur when the here this evening — investi- gather information from are working for the Navy on Cadillac was struck broad- gators that are working on down there,” Kramer said, ships at sea. side by a semitrailer, au- that case and other homi- noting that there is no conIntelligence officials are thorities said. cide cases in the Colorado firmation that the suspect is by andrea sinclair arguing that a certain numTony CaThe driver got out of area. That’s basically where linked to Clements’ death. — ber of workers are needed in rochi has the car and shot at Wise we stand right now.” Kramer said in a news order to adequately monitor Tony Carochi, the Coloworked County deputies as they apAuthorities had been release late Thursday that and protect the U.S. from rado director of prisons, with the proached. Officials returned searching for a car seen sheriff’s investigators were national security threats. has been appointed inDoC since fire, wounding Ebel. Tuesday night about 200 headed to Texas. Officials will not say, howterim executive director 1985. “He didn’t plan on being yards from Clements’ home He said investigators were ever, how many intelligence of the state Department of taken alive,” Decatur Police on Colonial Park Drive likely to inspect evidence workers across the Defense Corrections after the fatal Chief Rex Hoskins said dur- about 15 minutes before that would need crime lab Department or governmentshooting Tuesday night of He was first hired as a ing an afternoon news con- the shooting. The car was analysis before they’re able wide will be exempt. Tom Clements. contract mental health ference in Texas. “He was running but unoccupied. It to determine whether the The U.S. intelligence comDOC spokeswoman Adri- employee at the Centennitrying to hurt somebody.” was described as a black or suspect is linked to Clemunity is made up of 16 oranne Jacobson confirmed al Correctional Facility and Wise County Sheriff David dark-colored, two-door car, ments’ shooting. ganizations, ranging from Carochi’s promotion Shadow Mountain CorrecWalker said the driver was similar to a ’90s model Lin“These efforts take time,” the CIA and the Defense Thursday morning. tional Facility. “legally deceased” but re- coln. The car involved in Kramer said. Intelligence Agency to the Carochi began his career He became a correctionmained on life support for the Texas chase was a four— National Security Agency with the Colorado DOC in al officer in 1987 and was potential organ harvesting. door. and the National ReconnaisMay 1985, after his gradu- promoted to sergeant at “I know there’s a lot of Texas authorities contact- The Associated Press and Gazette sance Office. Altogether the ation from Colorado State the Four Mile Correctional rumors going around and ed the El Paso County Sherreporter Matt Steiner contributed agencies have about 100,000 University-Pueblo, where Center in 1989. people wanting to know if iff’s Office after the chase to this report. workers. he earned a bachelor’s deCarochi was appointed this is connected to the Col- and shooting, sheriff’s Contact Daniel Chacón: 476-1623 Director of National Intelgree in behavioral science the director of prisons in orado shooting of the direc- spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer Twitter @danieljchacon ligence James R. Clapper and sociology. March 2011. tor of their prison system,” said. Facebook Daniel Chacon has warned that the acrossthe-board budget cuts would shave about $4 billion from intelligence budgets and would affect operations. He said that collecting intelligence through personal contacts as well as by technical spying would be reduced. The Pentagon had planned to begin issuing the furlough notices Friday, but Congress on Thursday approved legislation to keep the government open through the end of September, moving more “Keith King’s experience in the Legislature andthan leadership $10 billion intoskills Penta- will gon operations and mainteCouncil everything I wanted it to be. For that reason, I am stepping nance accounts. 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Marines killed in training young, had many plans Six soldiers remain hospitalized in Reno The Associated Press —

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. • Lance Cpl. Mason Vanderwork loved going to the beach and cruising in his Mustang convertible. He and his wife, Taylor, married the day after she graduated high school and hoped to start a family. The 21-year-old loved being a Marine and had a tattoo on his chest, she said, that read, “Sacrifice. Without fear there is no courage.” He was among the Marines killed in a desert training accident this week — most of them young men. Just 19, Pfc. Josh Martino of Dubois, Pa., had already spent nearly half his young life dreaming of becoming one of “the few, the proud.” He had joined in July and was hoping to marry his fiancée this year before being deployed to Afghanistan, his mother said. “Since he was probably 8 years old, he wanted to be a Marine,” Karen Perry said Wednesday after meeting with military officials to start planning her son’s funeral. “That’s all he wanted to do.” Lance Cpl. Josh Taylor, 21, also seemed to have been born for the Corps. The Marietta, Ohio, native had talked about being a Marine since he was about 5, said his grandfather, Larry Stephens. Josh, too, was planning for a wedding, scheduled for May. Seven members of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

were killed late Monday when a mortar shell exploded in its firing tube during an exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. Eight men were injured. Six remained hospitalized Thursday in Reno, and their conditions were improving. Five were listed in fair condition, and one was in serious. Americans have become wearily accustomed to the sight of flag-draped coffins being offloaded at Dover Air Force Base. But news of such loss on American soil has the power to shock. The bodies of the seven victims arrived Wednesday night at Dover after a procession and small ceremony on the ramp at the Reno airport, said Maj. April Conway, spokeswoman for the Nevada Army National Guard. During the past dozen years, barber Kenton Jones has touched the heads of many Marines and their family members. And they have touched him. Some of the men who’ve sat in his chair at Sharpe Cuts II — just up from Lejeune’s main gate — came home from the Middle East in coffins. He couldn’t help wondering whether any of those killed or wounded in Nevada had come under his shears. “During a time of war or whatever, the occupation … you kind of expect it,” he said. “But when it happens here, it seems senseless, and it seems like a loss that could have been prevented.” Down the road in Jacksonville, Marine veteran Guy Henry Woods led out-of-

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stroyed their barracks in the Lebanese capital. Woods, 66, was wounded twice in Vietnam and spent time in a U.S. Navy hospital in Guam. Woods said it mattered not

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whether these Marines died in an accident at home or on a distant battlefield. “They put that uniform on, they gain the same respect as anybody that’s been to war,” the 20-year veteran said. The seven Marines killed ranged in age from 19 to 26. Some had served overseas; others were training for their first deployment. They were in the final night of a training exercise when the accident occurred. While many had long dreamed of being Marines, some were making plans for a life after the Corps. Twenty-six-year-old Aaron Ripperda of Highland, Ill., joined the service after graduating from a St. Louis culinary school and finding the job market flat. His father tried to gently dissuade him. “He told us he always felt like he had a calling to join

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the Marines,” Kent Ripperda told The Associated Press. Roger Muchnick, 23, who grew up in Westport, Conn., had a tour in Afghanistan and was thinking about returning to college after his enlistment, said his grandfather, Jerome Muchnick. Lance Cpl. William Taylor Wild IV, 21, joined the Marines shortly after graduating in 2010 form Severna Park High School near Annapolis, Md. His mother, Elizabeth Wild, said he always wanted to go into the military, like his father, who is a command chief in the Air Force Reserve at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The military Wednesday night identified the other Marines who were killed as Lance Cpl. David P. Fenn II, 20, of Polk City, Fla., and Vanderwork, of Hickory, N.C. Both joined the Marines in June 2010.


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Georgia tries to crack down on pill mills Bill targeting illegitimate businesses approved The Associated Press —

ATLANTA • As Southern states cracked down on socalled pill mills, Georgia’s lax regulation made it a magnet for clinics known for prescribing powerful painkillers to drug dealers and addicts for an illicit high. The dozens of pain clinics across Georgia that authorities believe are illegally prescribing or dispensing the drugs often have parking lots full of out-of-state license plates, evidence that people are coming from hundreds of miles to seize on an unregulated industry, authorities say. The rapid spread of the clinics led state senators to pass legislation Thursday to try to get rid of illegitimate businesses. “We’re one of the few states in the Southeast that

hasn’t touched it, so we’re the place that all these outof-towners come,” Attorney General Sam Olens said. “It’s a huge problem that’s killing our kids, and we need to be going after the bad actors and protecting the professionals.” The bill would license and regulate pain management clinics and require the owner to be a doctor. The law would stop short of requiring doctors or pharmacists to use a state registry so that authorities can track how much of a painkiller a person is receiving. The bill, which already passed the House, now goes to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. A spokesman declined to say whether the governor would sign it. Because some pain clinics are legitimate, prosecuting those that aren’t can be difficult, said Barbara Heath, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s diversion program in Georgia,

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closure are all elementary schools attended overwhelmingly by black students in low-income neighborhoods. CPS officials say money being spent to keep underutilized schools open could be better used to educate students elsewhere as the district deals with a $1 billion budget deficit. About 30,000 students will be affected by the plan, with about half that number moving into new schools. “Every child in every neighborhood in Chicago deserves access to a high quality education that prepares them to succeed in life, but for too long children in certain parts of Chicago have been cheated out of the resources they need to succeed because they are in underutilized, under-resourced schools,” said district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. “As a former teacher and a

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Senate’s ‘Gang of Eight’ close on immigration deal Legislation would create a path to citizenship The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • A bipartisan group of senators neared agreement on a comprehensive immigration bill that would put illegal immigrants on a 13-year path to citizenship, officials with outside groups keeping up with the talks said Thursday. The legislation also would install new criteria for border security, allow more high- and low-skilled workers to come to the U.S., and hold businesses to tougher standards on verifying their workers are in the country legally, according to outside groups and lawmakers involved. Together, the measures represent the most sweeping changes in immigration law in decades. The senators in the socalled Gang of Eight were meeting for hours at a time daily this week trying to complete a deal. There were

still big disagreements on some issues, but they hoped to resolve most of them before Congress began a twoweek recess at week’s end. That would allow them to meet a self-imposed deadline to present their legislation next month. “We are grappling with a number of issues, we really are, but I think we are making progress,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “Some of these issues are very complicated.” The group was under pressure to speed up its work. Protesters converged Thursday on the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a leader of the group, to accuse him of breaking his initial promise to have the bill done in March. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., whose panel would take up the legislation, complained this week that the group was taking too long. As a result, Leahy said, his committee won’t be able to com-


plete writing the bill itself in April, as he had hoped. Several officials with outside groups said the biggest remaining areas of disagreement dealt with legal rather than illegal immigration. Top among them was a proposed program to bring in tens of thousands of new immigrants to fill low-skilled jobs. It had been the subject of difficult negotiations between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO. Although the two sides had made progress, they had not yet reached agreement on all details about the structure of a new visa program. Senators were mediating offers and counteroffers. There was more agreement on the path to legalization for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. Outside officials said there was basically consensus on the issue, even though it was the one that tended to cause the most public consternation.

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Bombing kills top pro-Assad preacher in Syria Attack leaves at least 41 others dead, 84 injured The Associated Press —

BEIRUT • A suicide bomb ripped through a mosque in the heart of the Syrian capital Thursday, killing a top Sunni Muslim preacher and outspoken supporter of President Bashar Assad in one of the most stunning assassi-

nations of Syria’s 2-year-old civil war. At least 41 others were killed and more than 84 wounded. The slaying of Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan alButi removes one of the few remaining pillars of support for Assad among the majority Sunni sect that has risen up against him. It also marks a new low in the Syrian civil war: While

suicide bombings blamed on Islamic extremists fighting with the rebels have become common, Thursday’s attack was the first time a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a mosque. A prolific writer whose sermons were regularly broadcast on TV, the 84-year-old al-Buti was killed while giving a religious lesson to students at the Eman Mosque

in the central Mazraa district of Damascus. The most senior religious figure to be killed in Syria’s civil war, his assassination was a major blow to Syria’s embattled leader, who is fighting mainly Sunni rebels seeking his ouster. Al-Buti has been a vocal supporter of the regime since the early days of Assad’s father and predecessor, the late Presi-

dent Hafez Assad, providing Sunni cover and legitimacy to their rule. Sunnis are the majority sect in Syria while Assad is from the minority Alawite sect — an offshoot of Shiite Islam. “The blood of Sheik al-Buti will be a fire that ignites all the world,” said Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun, the country’s top stateappointed Sunni Muslim

cleric and an Assad loyalist. Syrian TV showed footage of wounded people and bodies with severed limbs on the mosque’s blood-stained floor, and later, corpses covered in white body bags lined up in rows. Sirens wailed through the capital as ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion, which was sealed off by the military.

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MIKE DANIELS Rain and snowshowers in the p.m. today along with colder air. A strong storm tomorrow with wind and snow, and blowing snow will be a problem in some areas. Another weaker storm Sunday p.m.

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He had been a guard during two escapes, including the one made famous in the movie “Escape from Alcatraz,” and was keeping an eye open for any funny business involving the prisoners and reporters. “What I was worried about was that one of these god-

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A notorious prison

Alcatraz started as a fortress and became an Army disciplinary barracks before the Bureau of Prisons took it over in 1934 to house America’s most notorious criminals, including Al Capone.

U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy signed an order in 1962 to close the prison due to its expensive upkeep and its prime location in the bay. Nine years later, Alcatraz

became a national park and one of California’s most popular tourist attractions with about 1.5 million visitors a year. The official closing day of the legendary prison was March 21, 1963.

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American workers either can’t or won’t have enough savings to face retirement The U.S. is facing a retirement crisis. The simple fact is that most workers are saving too little to retire, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), which tracks pension issues. And workers are acutely aware of this. An institute study out Tuesday found that the percentage of workers saving for retirement dropped to 66 percent from 75 percent in 2009. One-third said they had saved nothing for the years when they were no longer working. Of those surveyed, 28 percent had no confidence that they would have enough to retire comfortably and 21 percent were “not too confident.” So about half of American workers are facing retirement with considerable economic uncertainty, and with good reason: 57 percent of the workers surveyed reported less than $25,000 in household savings and investments. Meanwhile, many of those facing a pinched retirement, about 36 percent, planned to work beyond the minimum retirement age for Social Security of 62. But those plans might not always work out. The largest group of retirees does so at 62; only 14 percent retired after 65. EBRI says 47 percent of retirees left the workforce unexpectedly, because of health issues, job loss or disabilities. Living only on Social Security guarantees a frugal retirement. Benefits max out at $1,320 a month, $15,840

culations because only 3 percent of workers are still covered by them. Those traditional plans have been replaced in part by so-called defined-contribution plans like 401(k) s, but workers tend to dip into them for emergencies and other nonretirement purposes. Retirees can no longer count on high interest rates on their savings to generate income. Many workers do THE ASSOcIATEd PRESS not participate in definedcontribution plans. Cost a year, at age 70. And Congress, with of living and day-to-day expenses Republicans eager to trim entitlehead the list of reasons why workments, may shave that formula for ers do not contribute (or contribute future retirees. more) to their employer’s plan, with 41 percent of eligible workers citing this factor. Retirement money has to stretch … about half of american work- further because we’re living longer. According to a report by the Society ers are facing retirement with of Actuaries, a male who turns 65 considerable economic uncerthis year can expect to live another tainty, and with good reason: 20.5 years, a female another 22.7, an 57 percent of the workers increase of roughly a year each over surveyed reported less than the decade. $25,000 in household savings The problem is no less real for being slow-moving, but it’s better to deal and investments. with the retirement financial crunch sooner rather than later, whether through better savings instruments, more incentives to save or even At one time, workers relied on mandatory savings requirements. As traditional company pension plans, anyone over 65 can attest, you’re old but those have almost disappeared. before you know it. — Scripps Howard News Service In fact, EBRI left them out of cal-

There is always room at the top.” Daniel WebsTer — american statesman

Problems with today’s approach to multiculturalism After reading Dr. Thomas Sowell’s latest book, “Intellectuals and Race,” one cannot emerge with much respect for the reasoning powers of intellectuals, particularly academics, on matters of race. There’s so much faulty logic and downright dishonesty. Many intellectuals attribute the behavior patterns of blacks to “a legacy of slavery” or contemporary racial discrimination. But oPinion when one observes similar behavior patterns WALTER among Britain’s lower-class whites, which WILLIAMS can’t be attributed to “a legacy of slavery” or discrimination, it calls into question the cOLUmNIST explanations for black behavior. It’s lamented that blacks are “the last hired” and, during an economic downturn, “the first fired,” because blacks are terminated before whites. That’s seen as evidence of discrimination by white employers, but white employees are terminated before Asian-American employees. Is that employer discrimination against whites? Intellectuals accept statistical data as showing discrimination when it reinforces existing preconceptions and reject or ignore it when it doesn’t. It’s the same story in the housing market. Newspapers, television commentators, civil rights leaders, academics and politicians see racial discrimination as the cause for black mortgage loan applicants being rejected more frequently than white applicants. In 2000, black applicants were turned down for prime mortgage loans twice as often as whites; however, white applicants were turned down nearly twice as often as Asian-Americans. The racial discrimination explanation requires that we believe that white bankers racially discriminate not only against blacks but against whites, as well. It also requires that we believe that black-owned banks are in cahoots with white-owned banks, because they, too, turn down black mortgage applicants more often than white applicants. The true explanation is not rocket science. Lenders prefer to lend to people who will pay them back. Average credit scores are higher among whites than blacks and higher among Asian-Americans than whites. During the early 20th century, there were mass migrations of blacks from the South. Both the black-owned Chicago Defender and the Urban League offered published advice to their less tutored brethren, such as: “Don’t use vile language in public places.” “Do not carry on loud conversations in street cars and public places.” Jews, Germans and Irish made similar appeals to acculturate their ill-mannered cousins. These efforts produced positive results over the years. That has changed with today’s multiculturalism vision. Efforts to get minority groups to acculturate to the linguistic, dress and other norms of the larger society are seen negatively by multiculturalists as a form of cultural imperialism. Intellectuals and academics call for celebrating diversity. That means wearing one’s trousers low enough to see one’s butt and using poor language that’s sometimes vulgar are part of the liberal’s vision of “celebrating diversity.” Sowell concludes that our nation is painting itself into a corner when it comes to thinking about racial problems. Whole cities, of which Detroit is a classic example, have been devastated physically, socially and economically by racial problems — which cannot be discussed honestly by elected officials, people in the media or academics, who do not want to become pariahs or, even worse, lose their jobs. This moral paralysis is paid in blood — mostly the blood of black people preyed upon by criminals, though in recent years, there have been violent mob attacks on white people in public places. These attacks often go unreported, are minimized or are reported without detail. The use of sufficient force to stop these attacks would be called “excessive” in the media and by politicians or “community leaders.” My conclusion is that black people waged a successful civil rights struggle against gross discrimination. It’s white and black liberals, intellectuals, academics and race hustlers who have created our greatest hurdle. —


Coming soon: An alphabet reduced to 12 letters

QueStion of the day Subject: “CVS institutes new health policy” CVS pharmacy has announced it will start docking workers’ pay after May 1, if they do not disclose their weight and other personal health data to the company’s benefits firm, under a new health policy. Workers who don’t comply could face a $600 per year fee. Under the plan CVS employees would have to report their weight, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. Opponents of the policy say this is far too invasive. CVS alleges it is an effort to help employees remain healthy. What do you think about the requirement? Send your comments to opinion@

Among those lost skills like using a standard transmission, making a call on a rotary phone or adjusting the rabbit ears on the TV may soon be included the ability to type on the traditional QWERTY keyboard. A whole generation now types only with their thumbs on handheld devices. And soon, according to the technology watchers at The Wall Street Journal, the users may not type at all. Their smart phones may do it for them, even anticipating, based on predictive algorithms, what they mean to say, even correcting their mistakes before they can make them. To a generation raised on stur-

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dy Underwoods and Royals that required a certain level of finger muscle to use, this development is weird, even scary. According to the Journal, an outfit called Snapkeys does away with the traditional keyboard altogether. Instead, there are

“four ‘keys’ that represent three commonly used letters each, and doesn’t show letters that aren’t often used.” This sounds suspiciously like an alphabet reduced to 12 letters — although we’re assured that little-used letters like X and Z

are there, but just kept out of sight. Some of the new keyboards will respond to hand gestures gliding over the screen or to voice input, rather like taking dictation. The idea, it seems, is to keep the screen uncluttered so while the smartphone is reading the user’s mind the user can surf, play games or shop — especially, one suspects, shop. With the old standard manual typewriter, the users could concentrate on only one thing — what they were writing. This no longer sounds like such a bad idea, antiquated though it may be. — Scripps Howard News Service

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your viewpoint The following letters were all written by students in Pine Creek High School’s AP Language & Composition class after reading President George Washington’s farewell address.

Morals, education in a democracy

chuck asay

Great expectations for Obama on trip to Israel The administration has set expecmaintained power but was forced tations for President Obama’s trip to cobble together a new coalition to Israel so low you’d think he was forged just before Obama’s arrival. making another visit to Ohio. Yet The new government includes two this is a very consequential jourupstart parties led by young, charisney because it comes at a moment matic leaders: a surging centrist party when hopes for a two-state solution led by Yair Lapid, and the right-ofto the Israeli-Palestinian conflict center Jewish Homeparty led by opinion are fading. Naftali Bennett. In setting foot on Israeli soil for Further working for Obama is the E.j. the first time since he became fact that a somewhat weakened dIonnE president, Obama cannot suddenly Netanyahu now has an interest in spark productive talks between the columnisT warming relations with him. two sides. But these two days are Nonetheless, the nature of Netanessential to improving the presiyahu’s new government sends, at best, dent’s standing within the middle ground of ambiguous signals on the two-state issue. Israeli opinion. This, in turn, could restore On the positive side, the new government his ability to influence Israeli sentiment in also includes former foreign minister Tzipi favor of negotiations. Livni, a passionate advocate of negotiations Immediately upon landing Wednesday, and a two-state approach. On the other Obama thus declared that his purpose was hand, there is Bennett’s fervent opposition “to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between to a Palestinian state and the fact that his our nations” and “to restate America’s unparty secured the ministry most closely aswavering commitment to Israel’s security.” sociated with the West Bank settlements. For good measure, he noted that “more than The continued failure of the two-state idea 3,000 years ago, the Jewish people lived here, has encouraged movement in both the Palestended the land here, prayed to God here.” tinian and Israeli camps toward a one-state The litany was a necessary effort to undo solution. But here’s the problem: Each has damage caused by a passage in Obama’s 2009 such a radically different conception of what Cairo speech in which he suggested that Israa single state would look like that it is imposel was created in response to “anti-Semitism sible to see how this can be a solution at all. in Europe” that “culminated in an unprecBennett, for example, proposes what would edented Holocaust.” However well-intended, amount to a Jewish state that would allow that statement upset many Israelis because it autonomy for Palestinians on local affairs downplayed the nation’s core affirmation that in the areas they controlled. This is unacits right to existence goes back to Abraham, ceptable to Palestinians. Palestinians who the biblical patriarch whom Obama pointedly endorse one state imagine a unified Israel/ mentioned in his brief opening speech. Palestine in which, based on current demoMoving Israelis his way is crucial to everygraphics, they would eventually constitute a thing else Obama needs to do. From 2009, majority of any electorate. This would mean Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Palestinians could ultimately control the strengthened his political hand at home by state, which most Israeli Jews would, underusing Obama’s relative unpopularity in Israel standably, see as a grave danger. as a foil. After a brief suspension, Netanyahu’s All of which brings us back to two states. government resumed the expansion of Israeli The formula is tired, worn and frustrating. settlements on the West Bank, further comIt is also inescapable. It’s the best solution plicating efforts to make it the heart of a new for those who believe in a thriving, demoPalestinian state and arousing anger among cratic Jewish state. It’s the best solution for Palestinians. Netanyahu also succeeded in those who believe in a thriving, democratic moving the nuclear threat from Iran, rather Palestinian state. And two thriving states than Israeli-Palestinian peace, to the center of offer the only long-term hope for peace. the American-Israeli discussions. At a news conference, Obama and NetanObama’s trip represents a restart, a favoryahu both endorsed the two-state concept. ite word of his administration. Its timing But time is now its enemy. That’s why is, in certain ways, propitious. Obama was Obama’s trip is so important, despite any re-elected — with strong support, it should spin to the contrary. It means he’s putting be said, from Jewish voters — while Netanhimself back into the game. Obama can’t yahu suffered a setback in January’s Israeli save the two-state approach single-handelections. The voting was seen as a modedly. But it almost certainly can’t be saved est shift away from the right. Netanyahu without his help and engagement.

What is a nation without morals and education? What basis does it stand on? Concurring with a theme of George Washington’s Farewell Address, in any democracy the importance of morals and education is immeasurable. The morality and intelligence of a democracy’s roots lie within its people. On the topic of education, take into consideration a country such as Haiti. With a literacy rate of around 50 percent, the country faces many issues with its people and ultimately its government as well. The Haitian people are forced to deal with an authoritarian and corrupt government. Too many are not educated enough to make the necessary change and thus fall to the feet of domineering rulers. To have a successful democracy, where the government is run by the people, for the people, every citizen needs to be educated enough to voice their opinion and influence the government. While education allows people to make informed decisions and help them run the country, morality allows people to avoid steering the country in the wrong direction towards corruption. Morals such as honestly, loyalty, and respect, are some of the core values on which America was founded. They can be found in documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution through the rights that they affirm. Failure to uphold moral standards can lead any democracy — even our own — to become a savage and relentless force willing to run over anything in its pursuit of power. Benjamin Franklin once said, “An empty sack cannot stand upright.” Consider democracy the sack. It can stand strong and tall in the presence of morality and education, or it can fall flat in their absence. Rachel Platt

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‘The people’ have made mistakes Despite the prevailing triumph of our nation as a whole, there’s no doubt we have made some disastrous faults along the way. America still exists as a superpower, but we’re really just running on the fumes of our forefathers. They established a country built on the promise of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. They established a country based on a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but what does that mean to a nation when the people are wrong? We have made mistakes. There’s no absolute point in the history of the United States where our efforts became misguided; perhaps we’ve always existed as a time bomb, destined for the inevitable corruption of our populace. One of the ways we’ve finally let ourselves detonate? The splitting of the public. The government of a democracy exists on the premise of the population; when the people are split, such as we are now, along the lines of political parties, we prove to be no more assimilated than the Union and Confederacy. The people are divided and focused on the separation of Democrats and Republicans rather than the amalgamation of the public. George Washington upon leaving office warned of “the baneful effects of the spirit of party . . . [t]he alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension.” The urge has simply become more imperative with time; the longer we allow the foolishness of political segregation to continue, the longer we put our country in danger. Emily Lefrancois

Founding Fathers would be sick

Listen to our Founding Father

Can anyone really call our country anything close to a “perfect union?” Has anyone even tried to keep “domestic tranquility?” I think our Founding Fathers would be sick with us. Our public on both sides of any political debate has been conditioned to blindly grope at the words of political charlatans who only attend to their own desires. The titles “Republican” or “Democrat” have become part of not only the identities of politicians, but the identities of the people as well. Some discerning men and women arduously ponder their beliefs and take years to focus them. Most of the time, these men and women do not even call themselves by party titles, but instead call themselves independent; they actually attempt to look at issues objectively. Most, though, never undertake this process. Instead, they are indoctrinated from a young age to love one group and loathe the other. They become devotees of their parties, disregarding whether or not they effectively agree with the policies. George Washington’s parting words to the nation were that we should never categorize ourselves into parties. Separation would only make us weaker. Obviously, we have failed dismally so far. But, it does not have to continue. We do not need to become puppets. Each person can simply decide to stop blindly following one party or another and instead choose to impartially judge the policies put forth by politicians. One voter at a time, our country can become a fairer, better, and more united nation. Cut the strings.

Many people know George Washington as the first president of the United States of America, the man who started our country, the hero of our nation. What many people don’t know is the warnings he left behind when he retired from office. Washington warned our newborn country to avoid political parties; he said that the separation they caused would do no good and that we would be stronger country if we were united. Obviously, no one listened to his advice, and see where that has gotten us today? Our country suffers from many issues, some national and some international. If we start off by sorting our national affairs, we can become a stronger country that can tackle the international problems. Political parties are bringing our country down; they need to be removed from our political system. Political corruption, unhealthy competition, division within in the country, voters who remain unhappy and displeased, groups of people at war with each other, people who cannot associate themselves with the other party, are all factors dividing America and telling us political parties need to be put to rest. Our country faces issues seemingly impossible to solve, but the ones that can be solved should be solved. So why aren’t we doing that? Why aren’t we doing what can be done? Why aren’t we attempting to sew our nation back together? The answer may remain a mystery, but it’s our job to fix the mistakes we’ve made and to listen to our founding father.

Caleb Ingram

Kristen Schlieper

Supreme Court decision on DOMA will define federal power “[U]nder the Constitution, the regulation and control of marital and family relationships are reserved to the States.” — U.S. Supreme opinion Court, Sherrer v. Sherrer (1948) gEoRgE The Defense wILL of Marriage Act (DOMA) is an excepcolumnisT tion to the rule that a law’s title is as uninformative about the law’s purpose as the titles of Marx Brothers movies (“Duck Soup,” “Horse Feathers,” “Animal Crackers”) are about those movies’ contents. DOMA’s purpose is precisely what its title says. Which is why many conservatives and liberals should be uneasy Wednesday when the Supreme Court hears arguments about its constitutionality. Conservatives who supported DOMA should, after 17years’ reflection, want the act overturned because its purpose is constitutionally improper. Liberals who want the act struck down should

be discomfited by the reason the court should give when doing this. DOMA, which in 1996 passed the House 342 to 67 and the Senate 85 to 14, defines marriage for the purpose of federal law as a legal union between one man and one woman. Because approximately 1,100 federal laws pertain to marriage, DOMA’s defenders argue that Congress merely exercised its power to define a term used in many statutes. But before 1996, federal statutes functioned without this definition, which obviously was adopted for the “defense” of marriage against state policies involving a different definition. “Before DOMA,” an amicus brief submitted by a group of federalism scholars notes, “federal law took state law as it found it.” The question now is whether DOMA is “necessary and proper” for the exercise of a constitutionally enumerated congressional power. There is no such power pertaining to marriage. This subject is a state responsibility, a tradition established and validated by what can be called constitutional

silence: The 10th Amendment says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The amicus brief takes no position on same-sex marriage as social policy. Rather, it addresses a question that should obviate the need to address whether DOMA violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection of the laws. The threshold question is: Does the federal government have the power that DOMA’s preamble proclaims, the power “to define and protect the institution of marriage”? DOMA’s obvious purpose is, as the scholars’ brief says, “to reject state governments’ policy judgments.” Its purpose is to endorse, and to some extent enforce, the traditional understanding of marriage. The scholars’ brief says: “Congress may regulate in this area to the extent necessary to further its enumerated powers. But it may not simply reject the states’ policy judgments as if it had the same authority to make domestic-

relations law as they do. That is the difference between a government with a general police power and a government of limited and enumerated powers.” Ernest A. Young of the Duke Law School, the principal author of the federalism brief, says the operation of DOMA cannot help but burden states because “federal and state law are pervasively intertwined.” To understand the harm that could be done by an unlimited federal power to define the terms of domestic-relations law, Young recalls when a few states, venturing beyond the national consensus, began experimenting with no-fault divorce. Suppose, Young says, Congress passed a statute refusing recognition, for purposes of federal law, of any divorce where neither party made a showing of fault: “The couple would continue to be treated as married for purposes of federal income tax, health care programs and veterans’ benefits. Imagine the chaos this would wreak in the administration of state programs, and the pressure

it would impose on states not to experiment with divorce law.” As the scholars’ brief says, DOMA “shatters two centuries of federal practice” by creating “a blanket federal marital status that exists independent of states’ family-status determinations.” Federalism, properly respected, enables diversity as an alternative to a congressionally imposed, continent-wide moral uniformity. Allowing Washington to impose such conformity would ratify unprecedented federal supremacy regarding domestic relations, a power without judicially administrable limits. By striking down DOMA — by refusing to defer to Congress’s usurpation of states’ powers — the court would defer to 50 state governments, including the 38 that today prohibit same-sex marriage. Liberals praise diversity but generally urge courts to permissively construe the Constitution in order to validate federal power to impose continental uniformities. DOMA is such an imposition. Liberals may be rescued from it by jurisprudence true to conservative principles, properly understood.


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Odds are stacked against recalls In response to the Colorado Springs School District 11 school board’s decision to close Wasson High School, a citizens group has begun to circulate recall petitions. Karen Jackson signed one and after a few days she called The Gazette with a question. “I live in the Harrison School District and I signed the recall petition for District 11. Do I have to be a resident of D-11 to do that?” The answer is “yes.” Liz Olson, manager of the elections division for the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, said “You have to be a registered elector in District 11” to sign one of the recall petitions. Whenever anyone is being targeted for recall in any office, signers of the petitions must live in that district, just as, say, only Colorado Springs residents who are registered to vote can take part in the city’s tax elections. Of course, it remains to be seen whether the D-11 recall effort, aimed at all but one of the board members, will garner enough signatures to get on the ballot. But this example underscores why the odds are against the success of most recall campaigns. Most recalls are grassroots efforts organized by political amateurs who have little or no experience with the petition process. Most recalls have little cash, meaning there won’t be advertising, and petitions must be circulated by volunteers who don’t know the rules. In Jackson’s case, for instance, it was the petition circulator’s responsibility to make sure Jackson lived within D-11’s boundaries. Anyone who signs a petition must also list a residential address. If these recall petitions are turned in, Jackson’s signature would be tossed out by Olson’s staff. It is a real headache for the elections division to check each signature against addresses and lists of registered voters, but that’s what we pay them to do. In 1998, an effort to recall former El Paso County Commissioner Betty Beedy failed to gain enough signatures. In 2006, two D-11 school board members were recalled after a wellorganized campaign that exploited widespread outrage at the board members’ actions. Yet even when petition campaigns can afford paid circulators, quite a few signatures are thrown out. In the end, it is difficult to recall an elected official and because they are elected by a majority of voters to begin with, it could be argued that it should be difficult. —

Got a question? Contact Barry Noreen at 636-0363 or at barry. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Hear him on KRDO 105.5 FM and 1240 AM at 6:35 a.m. Fridays.

Approval of watershed protection measure will help Colorado rebound from fires by ryan maye handy —

Colorado elected officials had another reason to celebrate Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the continuing resolution, locking in the federal budget as well as securing millions of dollars for watershed recovery projects

in the wildfire-ravaged West. After months of lobbying and bumping against congressional stumbling blocks, the cause of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program funds met with victories this week. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved $65.5 million to be set aside for watershed recov-

ery around the nation. The House, which had approved $48.2 million of watershed protection money, approved the Senate’s vote Thursday. The continuing resolution, which includes the watershed protection pot, now goes to President Barack —

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A county visuAl

Sallie Clark used visual help on her trips to D.C. to shake loose federal money. Page 2

A united front

Lawmakers propose starting a firefighting air fleet for Colorado. Page 2

Feels good to be back home Stay-at-home dads delighted to see spouses return to Fort Carson from deployment


Capt. Diana Hoffman gives her 2-year-old son, Sebastian, a kiss as she is welcomed home Thursday by her husband, Jon, and 16-month-old son Theodore during a homecoming for the 438th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services at Fort Carson. by Erin PratEr

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t has been a rough several months being married to Capt. Hoffman. While the Army veterinarian supported coalition forces in Afghanistan, there was plenty of work to be done at home. There were baths to give. Bedtimes to enforce.

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Laundry, dishes and cooking to do. “I definitely have a new respect for stay-at-home moms,” said Jon Hoffman, husband of Capt. Diana Hoffman and stay-at-home dad to Sebastian, 2, and Theodore, 1.

Wasson’s new name likely coming at April meeting

Board intends to keep ‘Roy J. Wasson’ as part of identity by Kristina iodice —

Wasson High School has been part of the community for five decades, and the name is likely to remain as different programs are moved onto the campus, although the high school will close in May. The Colorado Springs School District 11 school board on Wednesday discussed several names for the campus that will house an early colleges program and other academic programs. A vote is not expected until April, and the board likely will discuss the name again before deciding. But board members at a special board

meeting Wednesday night made it clear they intend to keep “Roy J. Wasson” as part of the name. Roy Wasson was the D-11 superintendent for 21 years and was an active member of the community for more than 60 years, according to board documents. The school board voted in February to close Wasson High and two elementary schools at the end of the school year. The decision included plans to move alternative education programs now at Irving Education Center and other D-11 sites to Wasson. About 2,000 students are —

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Diana Hoffman was among 50 Fort Carson soldiers who returned home Thursday evening after nine months in Afghanistan. The soldiers, with the 438th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, deployed in June. They spent their time providing services such as food inspection and preventative veterinary medicine throughout the southwestern por-

tion of the country. Although Diana Hoffman has been in the Army for most of the couple’s seven-year marriage, the deployment was the couple’s first. “And hopefully our last,” said a weary-looking Jon Hoffman as he kept a watchful eye on each toddler before the ceremony. “I —

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El Paso County residents may get strapped with higher taxes by Garrison WeLLs —

El Paso County residents may get hit with tax increases as Congress continues to march forward on eliminating or capping the tax exemption on municipal bonds. Municipal bonds are used by local and state governments and nonprofits to finance capital improvements and infrastructure, including fire stations, schools, roads, bridges, jails and hospitals. Investors like the bonds because of the tax-exemption feature, which means they are exempt from federal income tax as well as state and local taxes.

There are bills making their way around Congress, however, that look at dumping the tax exemption as legislators search for ways to trim the federal deficit. President Barack Obama is considering capping the amount of the exemption to get rid of what he believes is a tax break for high-income Americans in his budget. But local entities, including the El Paso County commissioners, are fighting the proposal. The commission unanimously agreed Tuesday to add its voice to a move by the National Association of —

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❘ the gazette ❘ Friday, March 22, 2013

LocaL & State Back Pages March 22, 1913 “Texas,” a strong man, is to give several exhibitions of his strength at the Odeon theater today, beginning at 2 o’clock this afternoon. The feat chosen for today is to teeter 30 men seated on a long board balanced on his neck and shoulders. In this “human derrick” act “Texas” uses a plank 30 feet long, 14 inches wide and 3 inches high. The act will be given several times. March 22, 1938 Spring arrived officially in the Pikes Peak region yesterday on the crest of a 47 mile-anhour gale, accompanied by a dust storm. The gale did little damage, but left the region thickly covered with dust. Many sections of the city were covered with gold dust as the wind whipped over the dump of the Golden Cycle mill. This dump has been estimated to be worth about $3,000,000. March 22, 1963 Norman C. Foote, who has served on the Chamber of Commerce finance committee, resigned Thursday from the committee in protest of the Chamber’s recent action in welcoming the proposed Rampart College. Rampart is a proposed extension of the Freedom School, now located four miles north of Palmer Lake, into a liberal arts college. Robert Le Fevre is president of the school and editor of the Gazette Telegraph. COLORADO SPRINGS PIONeeRS muSeum

Clark’s efforts have paid off Lobbying with debris-filled test tubes helps secure funds for wildfire recovery by ryan maye handy

Commissioner Sallie Clark took watershed fight to Washington. —

When it came to securing federal money for El Paso County’s myriad watershed projects, Commissioner Sallie Clark resorted to dirty tricks. On frequent trips to Washington, D.C., to lobby for Colorado’s inclusion in the Emergency Watershed Protection Program, which could give the state millions of dollars to help pay for wildfire recovery projects, Clark doled out test tubes of dirt she had collected from a county reservoir, along with a warning. “I have a test tube full of debris and I would take it from office to office. I put it on the table and said, ‘This came out of our reservoir. Imaging putting water in it and shaking it up and drinking it,’ ” Clark said. “I have like 20 of these things. And I’d leave them as a sentimental gift.” After the flames were extinguished, she began telling the story of the Waldo Canyon fire burn scar in terms of the next challenge: imminent damage to watersheds and residents from flash floods. “You have to give them a vi-

sual understanding of what you’re dealing with locally,” Clark said Thursday. “Maybe it’s because I am a small business owner, I know that when you’re marketing on a shoestring you have to come up with really interesting ideas to get attention.” Clark’s tactics were a fraction of the efforts a bipartisan Colorado delegation used to fight for $17.6 million in federal money to finance watershed recovery, flood erosion and water quality projects needed after last summer’s devastating fires. The Emergency Watershed Protection Program provides money to states with presidentially declared disasters; it targets watershed recovery and erosion control. On Thursday, the watershed protection money was on its way to being signed into law, after months of struggle. Elected officials began eyeballing the watershed protec-

tion pot for Colorado when it was included in a Hurricane Sandy relief bill. The failure of it to pass spurred weeks of intensive lobbying, and in Clark’s case, showing physical evidence of the potential damage in store for Colorado. For democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, Colorado’s need was dire. For Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, another champion of the watershed protection program, the Sandy bill was an ideal vehicle to get the money. But not everyone in Congress thought that the Sandy bill should help other states as well. “I felt somebody who suffered a disaster on the East Coast was being treated as if they were more important,” than those who suffered disaster in the west, Gardner said. Rep. Doug Lamborn voted against the Sandy relief bill, although it could have given Colorado access to the $125 million set aside for watershed projects. Lamborn wanted the watershed money to come through other channels, said his spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen on Thursday.

Today in hisTory In 1312, Pope Clement V issued a papal bull ordering dissolution of the Order of the Knights Templar. In 1638, religious dissident Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for defying Puritan orthodoxy. In 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. (The Stamp Act was repealed a year later.) In 1820, U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with Commodore James Barron near Washington, D.C. In 1894, hockey’s first Stanley Cup championship game was played; home team Montreal defeated Ottawa, 3-1. In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal. In 1941, the Grand Coulee hydroelectric dam in Washington state went into operation. In 1943, the Khatyn Massacre took place during World War II as German forces killed 149 residents of the village of Khatyn, Belarus, half of them children. In 1958, movie producer Mike Todd, the husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three other people were killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, N.M. In 1963, the Beatles’ debut album, “Please Please Me,” was released in the United Kingdom by Parlophone. In 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1988, both houses of Congress overrode President Ronald Reagan’s veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act. In 1993, Intel Corp. unveiled the Pentium computer chip. Ten years ago: Anti-war activists marched again in dozens of cities, marshaling more than 100,000 in Manhattan and sometimes trading insults with backers of the U.S.-led war on Iraq. U.S. forces reported seizing a large weapons cache in Afghanistan. Five years ago: Vice President Dick Cheney, visiting the Middle East, said the U.S. had an “enduring and unshakable” commitment to Israel’s security and its right to defend itself against those bent on destroying the Jewish state. One year ago: Coroner’s officials ruled singer Whitney Houston died by drowning the previous February but that heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors. In a dramatic end to a 32-hour standoff, a masked French SWAT team slipped into the Toulouse apartment of an Islamic extremist suspected of seven killings, sparking a firefight that ended with the suspect jumping out the window and being fatally shot.

Udall’s staff noticed that east coasters didn’t understand how the west gets its water — from the mountains instead of from wells, for instance — and that wildfire damage to the mountain means damage to water systems, said spokesman Mike Saccone. Gardner encountered a learning curve with his House colleagues, as well. “It’s an education process,” he said Thursday. “I don’t think that many people realize that damage from a halfinch rainstorm has such an impact.” Many in the Republican-led House were not prepared to vote for the Sandy bill, even if it gave Colorado a muchneed slice of the federal relief budget. “We knew going into the Hurricane Sandy bill that it was going to be an uphill battle,” Clark said. After watershed protection money was cut from the Sandy relief bill, Gardner and Bennet proposed an amendment to the Sandy bill that also was shut down. It was then that Gardner walked into the office of Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Kentucky, chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Gardner said. He got Rogers to com-

mit to including the money in the continuing resolution, set to be signed by President Barack Obama before March 27. In the following weeks, the effort spread across the state and country, from El Paso to Larimer counties, and from Denver to Washington, D.C.. “I was spending, some weeks, 20 hours a week calling Congressional offices, talking to staff, going to meetings here and in Denver,” Clark said. Besides struggles with the House and budget constraints, the advocates met with other disappointments. Congress cut $400 million from the continuing resolution that would have funded fire suppression efforts — a disappointment for Gardner, Clark and others. And the long-awaited watershed protection money won’t cover everything. “We’re not done yet. We know that there are going to be more needs,” Clark said. “We know that there is going to be a lot of unfunded requirements of planning and mitigation.” —

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Waldo victim sues for money to rebuild Says insurance agent mishandled her policy MARk Reis, tHe GAzette

A slurry bomber drops retardant on flames from the Waldo Canyon fire in June.

Lawmakers propose creating a state firefighting air fleet by MEGAN SCHRADER —

DENVER • When a Colorado wildfire rages out of control — as with the 16 fires last year that destroyed at least 647 homes and killed six people — authorities call the U.S. Forest Service for aerial support dropping slurry and water on the blaze. “It’s not a matter of if, it is a matter of when,” said Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge. “And when we make that phone call to the federal government, that we have a fire and we need assistance, you hope they can show up.” Jahn and Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, plan to introduce a bill next week creating a state fleet of aircraft to fight fires. In a perfect world, King said Colorado would have three air tankers, three command and control planes and three or four helicopters. “We don’t have any of that,” he said. “What we have is 4 million acres of dead trees, dead biomass. We have, hopefully, the end of a very long drought. We have the 2012 fire season rolling right into the 2013 season.” The lawmakers plan to introduce a bill detailing the program, which would leave about 40 days of the session to address the issue. The Forest Service has a fleet of tanker planes, privately owned and contracted by the agency, dating from the 1950s that respond to wildfires across the nation. Jahn said that fleet has

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dwindled from 44 planes a decade ago to nine, leaving officials in fire-prone Western states wondering what happens when resources are tapped. Calls to the Forest Service on Thursday were not immediately returned. The authors of the bill are developing a budget for the project and a timeline for implementation. It’s urgent, though, they said, given a 2013 wildfire season that burst into flames before the first day of spring. “We are one lighting strike, one careless match throw, one terrorist intentional match throw away from a catastrophic wildfire in Colorado,” King said. “God help us if that is in one of our watersheds.” The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection owns 58 aircraft including 23 air tankers that can hold water or the red fire retardant known as slurry. King said the California agency estimates the cost of the air program is $1.5 million a plane, per year, including pilots, fuel and slurry. King wouldn’t estimate how many planes a smaller state like Colorado would need, but given his perfectworld scenario with nine aircraft it could run the state about $9 million a year, not

including purchasing the aircraft. King said the federal government might provide the aircraft to the state, which is what happened when California launched its program. Leaders of both the Senate Democrats and Republicans support the bill. Both are from Colorado Springs and talked about watching the Waldo Canyon fire encroach on the city, where it destroyed at least 346 homes and killed two people. “If we don’t get to them quickly, every fire has the potential to turn into a Waldo Canyon,” Senate Republican Leader Bill Cadman said. Meanwhile, the Forest Service is attempting to address the issue, awarding a contract in June for seven modern tankers to help fight fires across the country. But that contract has been mired in a squabble over how it was awarded and planes have yet to be delivered. Another possible source for help is the C-130 fleet owned by the Department of Defense. During the Waldo Canyon fire, two of the C-130s sat at Peterson Air Force Base for 48 hours before jumping into action. Officials are trying to change a law that allows military aircraft to assist only when all other resources have been expended. —

Gazette reporters Jakob Rodgers and Ryan Maye Handy contributed to this story.


A 91-year-old Waldo Canyon fire refugee is suing over claims she was left without enough insurance coverage to rebuild her house because of a negligently drafted policy. In an eight-page lawsuit filed March 14 in 4th Judicial District Court, Velma Rose says she approached William David Beadles, her insurance agent of six years, in October 2011 and asked if he could match monthly premiums being offered by a competitor. Rather than raise her deductible as requested, the suit alleges that Beadles lowered Rose’s fire coverage to the point she couldn’t afford to rebuild after her home burned to the ground June 26 in the Parkside at Mountain Shadows subdivision. The house at 2525 Mirror Lake Court was purchased in 2005 for $180,000, El Paso County Assessor’s records show. Beadles, named as a defendant along with State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., didn’t respond to a phone message left at his Colorado Springs office. A Denver-based spokeswoman for State Farm said she couldn’t comment on a pending legal action and wouldn’t discuss individual policies. “We value all of our customers’ privacy, and as such we adhere to our State Farm privacy policy that we don’t speak to the specifics of any claim,” Angela M. Thorpe said in a written statement. The lawsuit seeks at least $100,000 and marks the latest example of legal wrangling between insurance companies and clients in the wake of the Waldo Canyon blaze, which destroyed at least 346 homes in Colorado Springs’ west-

ern foothills and killed an elderly couple. Rose and her son, Ken Rose, were neighbors and each lost a home. Ken Rose also co-owned his mother’s house and is a plaintiff in her lawsuit.

Woman owned the house

Before the policy change, Rose carried at least $150,000 in fire coverage, according to her attorney, Terry Rector of Colorado Springs. He said Beadles dropped the policy to $122,000 — and that Colorado Springs home builders wouldn’t agree to build a comparable home on her property at that price. A mortgage lender would have flagged the insufficient fire coverage but Rose and her son owned the house “free and clear,” Rector said, meaning they had no lender monitoring that the house was sufficiently covered in case of fire. Rector says Velma Rose wanted extra spending money and wasn’t told that her coverage was reduced to accommodate her request for lower monthly premiums. “It’d be like saying, ‘I want a homeowner’s policy for my house but make sure if it burns down there won’t be enough money to rebuild,’ ” Rector said. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, breach of fiduciary responsibility, and breach of good faith and fair dealing. Rose has lived in a rental house since the Waldo Canyon fire, with the aid of a monthly stipend provided by her State Farm policy. The insurance company notified her that the payments will stop at the end of the month. Thorpe said the company will respond to the lawsuit in District Court in Colorado Springs.

watershed: Plan to split cash between Larimer, El Paso counties from page 1 —

Obama to be signed into law. But the money is not yet in the hands of Colorado’s officials. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will

online > in depth

Get more updates on wildfire recovery at blogs. prioritize the $65.5 million, and divide it among at least 10 states with presidentially declared disasters. Colorado

applied for $17.6 million, which topped the request of New York state. The conservation service plans to split the state’s money between Larimer and El Paso counties, the sites of the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires. The money can only be

used for watershed restoration and flood erosion control and ultimately will fund only a portion of the wildfire restoration projects on the counties’ to-do lists. With the approval of the funds, another phase of wildfire recovery begins —

officials must decide where to allocate the money and find ways to finance nonwatershed-related projects throughout the state. —

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History stops by for a visit Bach calls for

renewed core by barbara cotter —


A group of District 11 teachers got to spend time with an important historical figure Thursday. Benjamin Franklin was promoting a multimedia program to be shown to District 11 students with three 20-minute DVDs starring himself and presenting his life and contributions. Franklin is portrayed by local historian/actor Christopher Lowell.

New app keeps track of Incline users’ times By R. SCOTT RAPPOLD —

Many of the thousands who regularly hike the Manitou Incline wear their ascent times like a badge of honor. But how do you know they’re being honest? Starting Friday, there’s an app for that. Colorado Springs-based CoPilot Creative, a Web and graphic design company, is launching the Incline App, a free iPhone app that uses GPS technology to let hik-

ers track their times and see how they stack up against others. The trail runs 2,000 feet in a mile up a former railroad line above Manitou Springs. It has become legendary as a way for athletes to test their limits and, after years of illicit use, opened to the public legally last month. The app’s designers got the idea when they would climb it and wonder if their times were good, company co-founder Austin Buck said.

They also heard rumors about incredible ascent times and wondered if they were true. Hikers can’t hit “go� until they are on the first step of the Incline, and they can’t hit “stop� until the top, after which they can see how their time ranks and their past times at “It gives you really accurate results and pretty much eliminates cheating,� Buck said. Designers also wanted to help ensure Incline use

is beneficial for Manitou Springs, so the app includes discounts at local businesses for hikers, including $2 off a margarita at The Loop and a free beer at the Stagecoach Inn. For now, the app is only available for iPhones, though Buck said that if demand is there, they might design one for other smartphones.

Downtown Colorado Springs is getting an infusion of support from Mayor Steve Bach as he steps up an initiative to revitalize the city core. At his monthly news conference Thursday, Bach said the city will work more closely with downtown’s major stakeholders to boost the number of retail establishments, jobs and housing in the area. “We agreed this morning that we are going to meet regularly; to start, we’re going to meet once a month and determine what our agenda should be and drive toward solutions,� Bach said to a gathering that included representatives from the Downtown Partnership, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Urban Renewal Authority. He said top priorities include reconstruction of the Interstate 25-Cimarron Street interchange and beefing up security downtown. Already, he said, the city is making strides in the latter area with the addition of cameras that have resulted in drug busts and implementation of a law that bans panhandling within 20 feet of any business or residential entrance. He also noted that the Police Department is training more officers and plans to put more “boots on the ground� downtown. Bach also said the city has

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LocaL & state

Property program put on fast track by barbara cotter —

A program that helps lowincome homeowners bring their properties up to par is being put on a fast track to pare a waiting list of 104 families. “This particular effort is to go kind of gung-ho in getting that list down to zero within the next 24 months,” said Valorie Jordan, housing development division manager for Colorado Springs. Jordan said the waiting list for the local program, funded with grants through the federal Home Investment Partnership Program, typically hovers around 35. But since June,

she said, it has ballooned to more than 100. The city has about $1 million to put toward the program, which focuses on fixing residences that have fallen into disrepair. “We’re looking at major systems replacements — electrical, heating, roofing,” she said. “We do not do upgrades to the property. We don’t go in and put in Jacuzzis or finish basements or add a deck. It is very basic housing quality issues that we address.” Homeowners must meet income requirements to participate, Jordan said. Those on the waiting list live throughout the city.


Vandals fire guns near school

Palmer student runs into vehicle

Long before preschoolers arrived at Cañon School on West Cheyenne Road on Thursday morning, witnesses reported that at least three people fired guns in the area. No injuries were reported, said Colorado Springs police Sgt. Rick Bubacz. Police said 11 rounds were fired shortly before 4 a.m. and one bullet went through a window at the school, which has preschool classes. The vandals reportedly left in a silver Volkswagen Jetta and a red ’90s-era Oldsmobile. Bubacz said no suspects have been identified. —

A Palmer High School student was slightly injured when he ran into a vehicle shortly before noon Thursday at Platte Avenue and Weber Street in downtown Colorado Springs. According to Colorado Springs police spokeswoman Barbara Miller, the student was at the northeast corner of the intersection when he ran across Weber and weaved through oncoming traffic, even dodging a firetruck waiting to turn left onto Platte. He ran into the side of a southbound vehicle traveling about 35 mph. Miller said the student was treated at the scene and released after getting a ticket for failing to yield. The intersection was shut down as emergency crews responded to the wreck. —

Five businesses offer prom help Five downtown businesses have come together to offer a Palmer High School student some help for prom. Nominations for a deserving Palmer student must be submitted by April 10. For a nomination form or for more information, contact Mary Beth Cipoletti at 632-5588 or Kathryn Rachwitz, Palmer High School, at 328-5000. Cipoletti, owner of the Little London Market, came up with the idea and contacted other businesses to put together a prize package worth more than $400 that includes gift certificates for clothes, dinner, photography and flowers. Boutte’s Photography, Concept Restaurants, Paloma Salon & Micro Spa and Springs In Bloom contributed. —

A contest about safe driving A law firm is sponsoring a contest to help teens talk to their peers about safe driving habits. High school students in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo are invited to create videos about safe driving and how to prevent problems such as distracted driving, lack of seat belt use and impaired driving. Entries are due April 22. For more information and details on how to enter go to www.McDivitt Videos from past contests are posted online. Students may contact Lisa McDivitt at lmcdivitt@ It’s the sixth year for the annual contest.

Feds reach deal with county, city DENVER • Federal prosecutors have reached agreements with Arapahoe County and the city of Englewood to resolve allegations that deaf arrestees, victims and witnesses haven’t been able to effectively communicate with law enforcement officers. Arapahoe County and Englewood have agreed to each pay $35,000 to plaintiffs who sued over the complaints. The Justice Department said Thursday that both agreed to enter contracts with qualified sign language interpreters to ensure they are readily available along with services. —

Skier found dead had shotgun wound ASPEN • Authorities say preliminary information suggests a skier found dead at Aspen Highlands had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. A snowboarder found the body Wednesday in an area just beyond the skiable terrain at Aspen Highlands, and authorities recovered it Thursday. Pitkin County sheriff’s officials said Thursday a firearm was found with the body. The skier’s identity and cause of death weren’t released pending results of an autopsy that is expected to be complete Friday. The GazeTTe & News services

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Gov. John Hickenlooper hugs Rep. Mark Ferrandino, front, before signing the Civil Unions Act into law Thursday. “There is no excuse that people shouldn’t have all the same rights,” he said. Ferrandino was a co-sponsor of the bill.

Civil Unions Act signed into law amid jubilation Couples can legalize relationships May 1 by Ivan Moreno The Associated Press —

DENVER • Civil unions for gay couples got the governor’s signature in Colorado on Thursday, punctuating a dramatic turnaround in a state where voters banned same-sex marriage in 2006 and tried to restrict protections for gays two decades ago. Cheers erupted as Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill during a ceremony at the History Colorado Center near the state Capitol. Dozens of gay couples and others looked on, with many chanting “Equal! Equal!”

“There is no excuse that people shouldn’t have all the same rights,” Hickenlooper told the crowd. The law takes effect May 1. “It means I can change my name finally,” said 21-yearold Amber Fuentes of Lakewood, who plans to have a civil union with Yolanda Martinez, 34. “It’s not marriage, but it still gives us a lot of the rights.” Colorado will join eight states that have civil unions or similar laws. Nine states and the District of Columbia allow gay marriage. The signing in Colorado comes less than a year after the proposal was blocked in the House by Republicans. “It’s really meaningful. To have the recognition of your

Ammo mag maker will leave Colorado The Associated Press —

• A Colorado company vowed to begin making ammunition magazines outside the state within the next month after the passage of sweeping gun control laws. Magpul Industries said Wednesday that it will make good on its previous threat to move to another state, the Denver Post reported. A search is under way to find a new location, the company said. Magpul chief operating officer Doug Smith said the bill signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper prohibiting the sale of gun magazines with more than 15 rounds could seriously impact the company’s business. “Within the next 30 days we will manufacture our ERIE

first magazine outside the state of Colorado,” Smith said. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Wyoming officials are urging Magpul to move north to that state. Under the new law, manufacturers can keep making large-capacity magazines if they stamp the products with dates and serial numbers. But companies say it’s impractical and expensive. Erie-based Magpul, with about 200 workers, is the largest Colorado company to feel the bill’s impact. Other companies are considering leaving. “We’re basically going to follow Magpul and do our best to continue being a supplier for them,” said Lloyd Lawrence, owner of Denver-based Lawrence Tool & Molding.

love and relationship just like any other relationship by the state is an important both legal and symbolic thing,” said Democratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, a sponsor of the bill and the first gay lawmaker to hold the title of speaker in Colorado. Supporters of civil unions say the passage in Colorado also is telling because in 1992 voters approved a ban on municipal antidiscrimination laws to protect gays. Four years later, the U.S. Supreme Court said the law, known as Amendment 2, was unconstitutional — but not before some branded Colorado a “hate state.” Ferrandino said the shift “shows how much through hard work and through a

very thoughtful approach you can change public opinion.” Civil unions grant gay couples rights similar to marriage, including enhanced inheritance and parental rights. People in civil unions also would have the ability to make medical decisions for their partners. Most Republicans opposed the bill, saying they would’ve liked to see religious exemptions to provide legal protections for those opposed to civil unions. Churches are shielded, but Democrats rejected protections for businesses and adoption agencies, arguing the Republican suggestions were too broad and could provide legal cover to discriminate.

Arrest warrant issued in King St. shooting by andrea sInclaIr —

Colorado Springs police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Preston Deangalo Johnson, 28, on suspicion of first-degree murder. The warrant was issued two days after police found 26-year-old Ivan Ortiz shot to death in a townhouse at 2521 King St. According to the affidavit, a 911 call was received at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday in which a man reported hearing five shots, a female screaming and a vehicle leaving the area. Ortiz died at the scene of a gunshot wound. A woman in the townhouse, Ieshia Yvonne Harge, 25, told authorities she and Ortiz were talking when she received a phone call

from the father of one of her nephews, whom she identified as Johnson. Harge told police the victim and Johnson had been friends in the past, but that there was “bad stuff ” between them. A short time after speaking with Harge, the affidavit stated, Johnson showed up at her back door and forced his way in. Harge told authorities that Johnson immediately shot at Ortiz, who was sitting in the dining room, and that the victim had no chance to defend himself or move. Harge said she heard five or six shots as she tried to get out of the way. There are open arrest warrants on Johnson through El Paso County on suspicion of driving under restraint, speeding and drug possession.

taxes: Plan would erode local control, Clark says from page 1 —

Counties to lobby against the effort. If legislation passes or Obama retains it in his budget, it would erode local control and could result in increased property and sales taxes to build infrastructure, said Sallie Clark, El Paso County commissioner. It is a “disturbing proposal,” she said. “When we’re talking about billion-dollar projects, even million-dollar projects and then you talk about not allowing the bonds to be taxexempt, you are passing that cost on to the local taxpayer or in the case of utilities, the ratepayer,” Clark said. Municipal bonds have been used for projects at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Colorado College, she said.

local projects

Local financing using tax-free bonds: Colorado College: 2010, 2012 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: 2010 USA Hockey: 2000 Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care: 2011 Rocky Mountain Health Care: 2011 The move would “take money out of local control and away from local facilities and send it to Washington,” Clark said. “It’s a tax increase at the federal level at the expense of school districts, fire districts, water districts, states, counties, cities. This proposal would take away from El Paso County a very important economic development tool, and we don’t have many.” According to a report by the National Association of

Counties, 90 percent of infrastructure financing through municipal bonds the past 10 years was used for schools, hospitals, water and sewer facilities, public utilities and mass transit. That includes: • Primary and secondary schools: $514 billion • General acute-care hospitals, $288 billion • Water and sewer facilities $258 billion • Roads, highways and streets: $178 billion • Public power projects: $147 billion The report, said Mark Belarmino, associate legislative director for the association, “has fired up cities and counties.” “Most of what we have heard has been more along the lines of some sort of cap, but there are other plans

that would eliminate it,” Belarmino said. Taxes and utility rates could also jump in Fountain, City Manager Scott Trainor said. “Right now, we’re able to borrow at a tax-exempt rate, and it makes it easy to market our bonds when we go out to borrow,” he said. “It also keeps the cost less than if it was taxable. This has a significant impact for us, even for such a small thing as a firetruck.” Also tough on the city, which is in a strong growth phase, losing tax-exempt status on the bonds “would essentially put a cap on economic development,” he said. “They are potentially increasing costs, interest rates to taxpayers and rates to rate-payers and decreasing ability to do economic development,” Trainor said.

Friday, March 22, 2013 ❘ the gazette ❘


local & sTaTE

aBoVe: Soldiers stand at attention before being released to their family and friends Thursday at Fort Carson. LefT: Family and friends cheer as soldiers enter the Special Events Center at Fort Carson.


Friends and family cheer Thursday during a homecoming for the 438th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services. About 50 soldiers returned from Afghanistan.

Capt. Diana hoffman kisses her 1-year-old son, Theodore. “I’m done being a soldier for a while,” she said. “It’s time to be a mom.”

Soldiers enter the Special Events Center on Thursday during a homecoming at Fort Carson.

homecoming: A lonely house without her from page 1 —

missed my spouse on multiple levels. It’s the little things. She wasn’t here for bath time, breaks for me.” “Nap time is fun,” he added with a grin. The returning unit inspected food for personnel at 130 forward operating bases and combat outposts and serviced 700 contract and military working dogs during 2,100 appointments, said Col. James Andrews, commander of the 10th Combat Support

Hospital. The soldiers also supported the medevacs of 35 working dogs, he said. “The list keeps going on and on, and I can’t tell you how proud of you I am,” Andrews told the soldiers. Waiting for his wife at Thursday’s ceremony was another Mr. Mom: Staff Sgt. Spencer Anderson II, an Army flight medic and father of two. He held a bouquet of pale pink roses as he waited for his wife, Staff Sgt. Lorena Anderson.

Spencer Anderson has experienced both sides of deployment: at home waiting for his wife and a 15-month deployment to Iraq. Those waiting at home have the tougher job, he said. “When you’re there, you don’t have a lot of time to think,” he said. “When you’re here, you’re home doing laundry, paying bills. You have time to think. “The house has been really lonely without her,” he added. “I’m looking forward to having a lively home.”

After the call of “dismissed,” Jon and Diana Hoffman spent their first few reunited moments playing with their children and fighting back tears. Sebastian handed his soldier mom a bouquet of bright orange flowers. They sniffed them together. She kissed his ear. Then she sobbed. Leaving her boys was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life,” she said. “I’m done being a soldier for a while,” she said. “It’s time to be a mom.”


❘ the gazette ❘ Friday, March 22, 2013


wasson: Board has four options From Page 1 —

expected to be enrolled in programs at the campus next school year, D-11 spokeswoman Devra Ashby said. Although the board is expected to vote on a new name at the April 10 board meeting, the name would not go into effect until the 2013-14 school year. Marketing materials with the new moniker, however, would be produced and distributed. The naming committee brought two names to the D-11 board Wednesday. The 13-member group includes a teacher, district accountability committee members and D-11 officials. Barry Reid, co-chairman of the Wasson Alumni Association and D-11 employee, represented the Wasson community. D-11 officials also heard from Wasson’s daughter, grandson and son-in-law, Ashby said. “It was very important


Naming Committee suggestions: • Early College and Alternative Campus at Roy J. Wasson • Roy J. Wasson Early College and Alternative Campus School board suggestions: • Roy J. Wasson Opportunity Center • Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus

Public commenTs

Those who have something to add to the discussion may speak during the public comment portion of the April 10 meeting. Additional name ideas may be sent to Devra Ashby, who leads the naming committee, in the D-11 main administration offices. to the community to keep Roy J. Wasson as part of the name,” Ashby said. Several board members also suggested names before the Wednesday meeting. The Rev. Al Loma, who was not at the meeting, offered two names for consideration: Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus and Roy J. Wasson Early College &

Academic Campus. Roy J. Wasson Education Center was suggested by board member Bob Null. Board member Sandra Mann suggested Roy J. Wasson Opportunity Center. Mann said she wanted to see more students involved in the naming. The naming committee wanted to include “early college” and “alternative” as part of the name to try to fully encompass the wide variety of programs planned for the site, according to board documents. But board members disagreed with that assessment. Many people think alternative schools are only for students assigned there because of behavioral or academic problems, said Elaine Naleski, D-11 board secretary. The alternative programs that will be at the Wasson site are for students who choose to pursue a different experience than what is offered in traditional classrooms, she said.

Null said no one on the board wanted “alternative” to be part of the name. “The two recommendations from the committee were so long,” he said. Naleski said she doesn’t want to get into the habit of naming facilities for all the programs housed in a particular place. Just because a program is offered at a school doesn’t mean the program has to be part of the name, she said. Naleski said her favorite name was Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus. “It’s a great name for what’s going on there,” Naleski said. “It leaves the door open for anything else we may want to add there.” The board narrowed the list to four names. The two board suggestions will be presented to the naming committee so they may offer input, Ashby said. —

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deaths CHESTER ARMoN BRowN Born Aug. 30, 1918. Died March 17, 2013. Retired from U.S. Air Force Civil Service, World War II veteran, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his granddaughter, Lynnette Renea Brown. Memorial service, 10 a.m. March 22, Union Printers Home Library, 101 S. Union Blvd. Burial, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. MiKE PAVLiCA Born May 23, 1927. Died March 21, 2013. Lifelong Colorado resident. Survived by two sons, Charles M. and Stephen R.; and two

daughters, Mary Sue Pitsko and Lois M. Pavlica. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. March 26, Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Service, 10 a.m. March 27, Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Directors. JACoB M. RAMiREz Born Sept. 22, 1993. Died March 13, 2013. Roofing sales, seven-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his mother, Krista Lewis; his stepfather, John Lewis; his father, Michael; four sisters, Kaylee Lewis, Linzy Lewis, Aubrey Lewis and Bailey Ramirez; and two brothers, Austin and Christian. Service, 11:15 a.m. March 23, Rocky Mountain Calvary, 4285 N.

Academy Blvd. Private burial. Mountain View Mortuary. LT. CoL. LEwiS i. VANCE Born March 16, 1921. Died Feb. 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force, retired, Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two sons, Jan Bartram and Lewis Vance. Memorial service, 10 a.m. March 25, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. RoGER ziMMERAN Born June 21, 1958. Died March 20, 2013. Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Services private. Chapel of Memories.

services George L. Bybee Celebration of life service, 10 a.m. March 22, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. Kathleen Marjory Flanagan Conley Memorial service, 3 p.m. March 29, Cripple Creek Elks Lodge, 375 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. The

Springs Funeral Services. Thomas G. Cotanch Celebration of life service, 1 p.m. March 22, The Retired Enlisted Association Building, 834 Emory Circle. Mountain View Mortuary. Evan Richard Fleck Memorial service, 11 a.m. March 23, Mountain View Mortuary. Mountain View Mortuary. Gordon Gregory Good Rosary, 7 p.m., with memorial

service at 7:30 p.m., March 22, The Salvation Army Chapel, 908 Yuma St. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. March 23, St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 E. Kiowa St. Inurnment at the church after Mass. Alternative Cremations. Mary J. Gorman Graveside services, 11:15 a.m. March 22, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Burial, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Evergreen

Funeral Home. Charlie Josh Jones Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. March 22, Angelus Funeral Directors. Services, 11 a.m. March 23, Angelus Funeral Directors. Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors. James Henry Keaton Graveside services, 1 p.m. March 25, U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery. The Springs Funeral Services. Jacob william Kotsaftis Visitation, 10 a.m. to noon March 25, The Springs Funeral Services. Service, 2 p.m. March 25, New Life Church World Prayer Center, 11025 Voyager Parkway. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Laurie Simmons Services, 1 p.m. March 23, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 720 Crestline Drive. Chapel of Memories. Richard Tafoya Memorial service, 10 a.m. March 22, St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 S. U.S. 85/87 Security. Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors. Steven walker Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. March 26, Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 N. Circle Drive. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. Charles Louis weinert Graveside services, 10 a.m. March 29, U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery. The Springs Funeral Services. John Francis “Jack” wholey Catholic Memorial Service, 2 p.m. March 23, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

locations of services Alternative Cremations 2385 N. Academy Blvd., 633-9999. Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors 1104 S. Circle Drive, 391-1918. Chapel of Memories 829 S. Hancock Ave., 392-4432. Evergreen Cemetery 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Evergreen Funeral Home 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Fort Logan National Cemetery 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home 3825 Airport Road, 596-3842, memorialgardensfuneralhome. com. Mountain View Mortuary 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, The Springs Funeral Services 3115 E. Platte Ave., 328-1793. Swan-Law Funeral Directors 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900.

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Older homes sell at highest rate in 3 years The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in February to their fastest pace in more than three years and more people put their homes on the market. The increases suggest a growing number of Americans believe the housing recovery will strengthen. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales increased 0.8 percent in February from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million. That was the fastest sales pace since November 2009, when a temporary home buyer tax credit had boosted sales. The February sales pace was also 10.2 percent higher than the same month a year ago. Steady hiring and nearrecord-low mortgage rates have helped boost sales and prices in most markets. The Realtors’ group says the median price for a home sold in February was $173,600. That’s up 11.6 percent from a year ago. More people are also start-

in the springs

U.s. sales of previously occupied homes, such as this one in Glenview, ill., rose in February to the highest level in more than three years, further evidence of a sustained housing recovery.

Area home sales totaled 664 in February, up 29.2 percent from the same month last year, according to a Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report. For the first two months of the year, sales have increased by about one-third over the same period in 2012. The GAZeTTe

ing to put their homes on the market, which could help sales in the coming months. The number of available homes for sale rose 10 percent last month, the first monthly gain since April. Even with the gain, the inventory of homes for sale was still 19 percent below a year ago. Jeff Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, said the increase in houses for sale is a good sign. It suggests more homeowners are gaining confidence in the recovery. That could end an inventory squeeze that has held back sales in many markets. “Tight inventory has been a critical issue for the housing market. The limited supply of homes has fueled bidding

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wars and has meant that buyers have little to choose from and agents have little to sell,” Kolko said. Sales of previously owned homes were up 2.6 percent in the South and the West. Sales fell 3.1 percent in the Northeast and 1.7 percent in the Midwest.

Still, sales nationally remain below the 5.5 million that economists associate with healthy markets. One concern is that few first-time buyers, who are critical to a sustainable housing recovery, are entering the market. They made up only 30 percent of sales

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Sears Holding Corp. has signed a contract with Edward Lampert to keep him on as CEO at a salary of $1 per year. Customers are shown at a Sears store in Hialeah, Fla. the chairman and the largest shareholder of the Hoffman Estates, Ill., company. He will work out of Miami. Some investors were nervous about Lampert’s appointment, as they worried whether Lampert would continue the investment that D’Ambrosio made to improve the shopping experience. Sears, which operates the Sears and Kmart chains, is

trying to turn itself around after years of weak sales and a failure to entice new shoppers. Lampert has a tough road ahead. He engineered the combination of Sears and Kmart in 2005, about two years after he helped bring Kmart out of bankruptcy. But he must overcome six straight years of declines in revenue at the company’s

established stores. While Sears’ middle-income shoppers have been hit hard by the economy’s woes, critics have long said the company hasn’t done enough to invest in its stores to compete with big-box stores. Sears announced plans last year to restore profitability by aggressively cutting costs and reducing inventory.

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Bartolin said. Cloud Camp and ranch guests also will have the chance to return to the hotel, where they can golf, dine or shop, he said. “To be able to have guests enjoy a true Colorado wilderness experience — the beauty of the Pikes National Forest or the vistas and views from Cloud Camp — and then tie that into all the amenities and resources at The Broadmoor at the same time is pretty unique,” Bartolin said. Both projects were envisioned by Broadmoor owner Philip Anschutz, whose Anschutz Corp. bought the hotel in 2011. Anschutz Corp.’s Clarity Media Group also acquired The Gazette late last year. A fitness buff and outdoor enthusiast who visited Emerald Valley Ranch and hiked several times to the top of Cheyenne Mountain, Anschutz was struck by their beauty, scenery and views, Bartolin said. Anschutz also wants to preserve The Broadmoor’s history and legacy, and Cloud Camp will tie into Penrose’s original vision for the mountain property, Bartolin said. Penrose opened his Cheyenne Mountain Lodge in 1926. The facility, which was open to the public, had four guest rooms, a restaurant, servants’ quarters and a third-floor suite for the owner, Broadmoor historian Beth Davis said. The lodge

was closed in 1961 and, after years of vandalism, was torn down in 1976. Cloud Camp’s lodge will have a great room, a family-style, communal dining area, a bar, fireplaces and timber decks with views of Pikes Peak and the city. The lodge also will have six guest rooms and a honeymoon cabin perched on a rock outcropping adjacent to the building. Eleven cabins are planned in the first project’s first phase, with the potential for nine more. The cabins — all of which will have sleeping facilities and bathrooms but no dining areas — will be a short walk from the lodge. Getting to Cloud Camp could be an adventure. Hotel employees will drive guests by jeep or other vehicle up the Cheyenne Mountain Highway, which was built by Penrose and leads to the summit. It’s a 25-minute ride — a circuitous route in which the road zigzags about 20 times before reaching the top. Guests also can hike to the top along the road or even ride mules that will be guided by Broadmoor employees. A dozen picnic areas are being established along the road for guests who aren’t traveling by car. The highway has been upgraded to accommodate vehicles, said Terry McHale, The Broadmoor’s director of facilities who will over-

see construction of Cloud Camp. Bartolin and McHale said several measures are being put in place to guard against fire danger. On an around-the-clock basis, hotel officials will monitor a national service that provides information and predictions about weather conditions, humidity levels and potential fire danger, McHale said.

Video cameras will allow hotel officials to constantly monitor the area, while a fire tower will be built and manned by employees to observe, monitor and detect fires. Thirty Broadmoor employees also will have training as wildland firefighters. —

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buyers unable to qualify for super-low mortgage rates. First-time buyers have been hit particularly hard by the changes. The average rate on the 30year fixed mortgage dropped in November to 3.31 percent, the lowest on records dating back to 1971.

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Sears Holding Corp. has signed a contract with Edward Lampert to keep him on as CEO of the company at a salary of $1 per year. A regulatory document filed Wednesday shows that the billionaire hedge fund manager will be paid an annual base salary of $1 but with the opportunity for a bonus of up to $2 million in cash or stock and up to $4.5 million in stock per year. Several companies have given their top leaders a salary of $1 during tough times to demonstrate their commitment to a turnaround. Some are then rewarded through performance-based bonuses to encourage results. Sears announced in January that Lampert would take over as CEO after Louis J. D’Ambrosio stepped down due to health issues involving his family. Lampert is

in February. That’s well below the 40 percent typical in a healthy market. Since the housing bubble burst more than six years ago, banks have imposed tighter credit conditions and required larger down payments. Those changes have left many would-be

U.S. drivers are competing with drivers worldwide for every gallon of gasoline. As the developing economies of Asia and Latin America expand, their energy consumption is rising, which puts pressure on fuel supplies and prices everywhere else. The U.S. still consumes more oil than any other country, but demand is weak and imports are falling. That leaves China, which overtook the U.S. late last year as the world’s largest oil importer, as the single biggest influence on global demand for fuels. China’s consumption has risen 28 percent in five years, to 10.2 million barrels per day last year. “There’s an 800-pound gorilla in the picture now — the Chinese economy,” says Patrick DeHaan, chief petroleum analyst at the price-tracking service

U.S. refiners are free to sell gasoline and diesel to the highest bidder around the world. In 2011, the U.S. became a net exporter of fuels for the first time in 60 years. Mexico and Canada are the two biggest destinations for U.S. fuels, followed by Brazil and the Netherlands. Two other factors are making gasoline expensive: • High oil prices. Brent crude, a benchmark used to set the price of oil for many refiners, is $108 per barrel. It hasn’t been below $100 per barrel since July. On average, the price of crude is responsible for two-thirds of the price of gasoline, according to the Energy Department. • Refinery shutdowns. Refineries temporarily close in winter, when driving declines. That lowers gasoline inventories and sends prices higher nearly every year in the late winter and spring.

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and 2012, according to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Phil Long Dealerships operates ValuCar locations in the Motor City, Chapel Hills Mall and Denver areas and operates Quick Lane franchises at its two Colorado Springs Ford dealerships in the Motor City and Chapel Hills Mall areas. Quick Lane sells tires, batteries and vehicle parts as well as oil changes, alignments and other routine maintenance services and repairs ranging from brakes to trans-

missions. Quick Lane has more than 600 locations nationwide, including about a dozen others along the Front Range. The dealership group is in the middle of renovating its Lincoln dealership in Motor City and plans to begin remodeling its Hyundai dealership in Motor City in May, its Ford dealership in the Motor City area this fall and its Hyundai dealership in the Chapel Hills Mall area next year, Cimino said. —

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Sears sets CEO salary at $1 Sears has signed a contract with Edward Lampert, a billionaire hedge fund manager, to keep him on as CEO of the company at a salary of $1 per year. >> Page 7

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Nation’s oil output rising, but competition increasing By JONATHAN FAHEy The Associated Press —

NEW YORK • The U.S. is increasing its oil production faster than ever, and U.S. drivers are guzzling less gas. But you’d never know it from the price at the pump. The national average price of gasoline is $3.69

per gallon, and it is forecast to creep higher; it could approach $4 by May. For the year, prices are forecast to average $3.55 per gallon, slightly lower than last year’s average of $3.63. “I just don’t get it,” says Steve Laffoon, 61, a parttime mental health worker, who recently paid $3.59 per

gallon to fill up in St. Louis. U.S. oil output rose 14 percent to 6.5 million barrels per day last year — a record increase — and the nation is forecast to overtake Saudi Arabia by 2020 as the world’s largest crude oil producer. At the same time, U.S. gasoline demand has fallen to 8.7 million barrels

a day, its lowest level since 2001, as people switch to more fuel-efficient cars. So, is the high price of gasoline a signal that markets aren’t working properly? Not at all, experts say. The laws of supply and demand are working, just not in the way U.S. drivers want them to. —


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Drug company will cut 2,300 jobs in overhaul LOnDOn • Struggling drug company AstraZeneca outlined a major restructuring of its business Thursday, including about 2,300 job cuts worldwide as it overhauls its research operations. The cuts come only three days after the company axed 1,600 research positions.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded Thursday in Colorado Springs was $3.525, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. That’s up slightly from $3.515 a week ago but down from the year-ago average of $3.623. To find the lowest prices in town, go to www.

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MORGAnTOWn, W.VA. • The United States isn’t producing enough qualified workers to meet the future needs of the mining and energy sectors, from coal digging and gas drilling to solar and wind power, a report says. The report released Thursday by the National Research Council urges new partnerships to tackle the problem of retiring baby boomers who cannot readily be replaced.


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WICHITA, KAn. • Beechcraft is contesting the Air Force’s decision to award a contract for a light air support plane to Sierra Nevada Corp. The Wichita-based aircraft maker announced Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington. The contract for 20 planes for use in Afghanistan is worth more than $427 million. Beechcraft says its plane is cheaper and better.


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The Broadmoor’s Cloud Camp on top of Cheyenne Mountain will include an 8,000-square-foot lodge and up to 20 cabins. The hotel wants to start construction in June.

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The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs is adding a second rustic retreat — planning to build an 8,000-square-foot lodge and up to 20 cabins on top of Cheyenne Mountain where hotel founder Spencer Penrose’s historic lodge once stood. Cloud Camp, as it will be known, will offer hiking, biking and other outdoor activities for individuals, families and corporate groups in a scenic setting on the mountain’s 9,200-foot summit, just west of the hotel. The property also will accommodate weddings, family reunions and other gatherings.

The nearly 9.5-acre project will be developed on 369 acres owned by COG Land Development, the hotel’s development arm. The hotel wants to start construction in June and is targeting an opening date of May 1, 2014, Broadmoor President and CEO Steve Bartolin said. The camp will operate from March through November, depending on weather. Cloud Camp will be similar to The Ranch at Emerald Valley, which The Broadmoor plans to open Aug. 1 about 20 minutes west of the hotel. The Ranch at Emerald Valley sits on Pike National Forest land that The Broadmoor is leasing from the U.S. Forest Ser-

vice; the hotel is remodeling several buildings on that site, which will have 10 cabins and similar outdoor activities. Cloud Camp and The Ranch at Emerald Valley are designed to offer a “wilderness experience” that can’t be matched by resorts in Arizona, Florida or elsewhere, Bartolin said. The Broadmoor expects to attract outdoor enthusiasts, people who enjoy a healthy lifestyle and “adventurous” travelers, all of whom will enjoy spectacular views and surroundings along with Broadmoor-style service, accommodations and amenities,

Phil Long Dealerships plans to reopen its former Academy Ford location near The Citadel mall in June as its third ValuCar used vehicle sales outlet and add a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center franchise from Ford Motor Co. as part of a $6.5 million plan to open the ValuCar location and remodel four other dealerships. Mike Cimino, vice president of Phil Long Dealerships, said the company plans to begin renovations soon on the 32,000-square-foot complex at 175 N. Academy Blvd. that has been vacant since South Colorado Springs Nissan moved to a new location at 1333 S. Academy Blvd. in late 2008. It replaced Academy Ford, which operated at the location from 1970 to 1999 before moving to the Chapel Hills Mall area and becoming Phil Long Ford at Chapel Hills. The company plans to hire 30 to 40 people to staff the complex before it opens, now scheduled for June 1, and could add additional sales and service personnel during the next several months based on sales growth, Cimino said. “We are trying to meet the (growing) demand in the market. We think that there will be continued growth in auto sales during the next several years. We are expecting consistent growth,” Cimino said. New vehicle registrations increased by double-digit levels in 2011

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Colorado Springs Country Club has hired Cathy Matthews-Kane as director of membership. Matthews-Kane has nearly 15 years of experience as a PGA professional in the golf business, most recently as membership golf professional at The Broadmoor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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Average for U.S. jobless claims at fresh 5-year low Companies laying off fewer workers By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, while the average over the past month fell to a fresh fiveyear low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market. Weekly jobless benefit applications rose just 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Over the past four weeks,

the average number of applications has dropped by 7,500 to 339,750. That’s the lowest since February 2008, just three months into the recession. Economists pay attention to the four-week average because it can smooth out week to week fluctuations. The steady decline in jobless claims signals that companies are laying off fewer workers. That suggests many aren’t worried about economic conditions in the near future. The four-week average has fallen nearly 15 percent since November. The trend has coincided with accel-


Job seekers line up to speak with a State Department employee about job opportunities in February during a job fair in Boston. eration in the job market. “Improvement in labor market conditions continues,” Julia Coronado, an

economist at BNP Paribas, said in a note to clients. Applications spiked in the recession as companies

slashed millions of workers from their payrolls. The number of people seeking benefits averaged only 320,000 a week in 2007, before the recession began. That figure soared to 418,000 in 2008 and 574,000 in 2009. It’s taken more than three years to unwind those increases. Applications fell to 459,000 in 2010, 409,000 in 2011, and finally down to 375,000 last year. In the first 10 weeks of this year, they are averaging just below 350,000. In February, the unemployment rate fell to a fouryear low of 7.7 percent.



Vanguard victorious

Broncos zeroing in on DEs Denver makes another strong push to sign Elvis Dumervil while Dwight Freeney and John Abraham visit in case re-signing Dumervil falls through again. >> Page 2


Vanguard is reaping the fruits of its fouryear girls’ tennis program, as shown by a 7-0 victory over Mesa Ridge. >> Page 4


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Colorado College emerges from another must-win to play another day

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Colorado College goalie Joe Howe makes a save against North Dakota in the third period of a WCHA Final Five first-round game Thursday in St. Paul, Minn. Howe had 29 saves for 141 in four playoff games. by JOE PAISLEy —

ST. PAUL, Minn. • Even doubters have to believe in them a little, if only because these Tigers certainly do. They have good reason after downing sixth-ranked North Dakota 4-3 in overtime in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five quarterfinals. Colorado College’s third win in a row sends the never-say-die Tigers (17-18-5) into Friday’s semifinals

against top-ranked Minnesota (26-7-5) and two victories from the program’s first Broadmoor Trophy and an NCAA Tournament berth. “It is definitely belief in ourselves,” junior Alexander Krushelnyski said Thursday. “We know that when everyone plays their best we can win and we did tonight.” The OT game-winner, scored by sophomore defenseman Peter Stoykewych 4:52 into the extra frame, came after North Dakota’s


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Drake Caggiula scored his second of the night to tie the game with 7:15 left in regulation. CC looked ready to pull out the win in regulation after Hunter Fejes scored on a hard wrist shot that blew past North Dakota goalie Clarke Saunders’ glove early in the third period at the Xcel Energy Center, silencing most of the largely green-clad 17,038 on hand. Krushelnyski had tallied his third short-handed goal in the second to keep the pressure on North Da-


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Let’s make this clear: Football is a violent game. The game cripples young men, leaving many limping for the rest of their lives. I’ve seen befuddled ball carriers wander into the wrong huddle. This confusion is, in a way, humorous, but the laughter fades when this wandering lingers for decades. A friend named Joe, who is a devout Air Force football fan, sent an email Thursday. He protested an online headline from spring football. The headline described the Falcons practice sessions as “violent.” “The spring practice was NOT violent,” Joe wrote.


Air Force Academy assistant football coach Steve Russ gives directions during a 2012 practice. “It was tough and hard hitting but NOT violent.” Hate to disagree, Joe, but Air Force’s spring practices were violent. I watched ball carriers get driven into the fake grass at Falcon Stadium, their bodies landing with a —

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denver’s Kosta Koufos pulls down a rebound during the Nuggets’ 101-100 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday. Koufos led denver with eight rebounds and three blocked shots.

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Corey Brewer sank three free throws with 2.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets stretched their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 101-100 thriller over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Anthony Randolph blocked Damien Wilkins’ desperation jumper at the buzzer to secure Denver’s 16th straight win at the Pepsi Center. Brewer, who finished with 29 points, scored the Nuggets’ last six points, including a 3-pointer with 9.2 seconds left that pulled Denver within 100-98. Brewer fouled Evan Turner with 7.1 seconds left and he missed both free throws. After a timeout, Andre Miller inbounded to Danilo Gallinari, who passed to Brewer, who was knocked down on his 3-point try by Wilkins. The Nuggets haven’t lost at home since Jan. 14 against Washington and they’re in the midst of their DENVER •


LEXINGTON, Ky. • Dorian Green scored 17 of his 26 points in the first half and eighth-seeded Colorado State used good shooting and great rebounding to run away from No. 9 Missouri 84-72 Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament. Green, who went scoreless with five turnovers in last year’s second-round upset to Murray State, did much better this time as the Rams shot nearly 58 percent in the first half. Minnesota transfer and Rams big man Colton Iverson outrebounded Missouri through 27 minutes and finished with 13 boards. First-year Rams coach Larry Eustachy earned the victory with his fourth tournament team, but the road gets tougher as they advance to face top-seeded Louisville in Saturday’s third-round Midwest Regional game at Rupp Arena. Phil Pressey’s 20 points led the Tigers (23-11). Greg Smith and Jon Octeus each added 12 points while Wes Eikmeier added 11 for CSU (26-8), which was rarely threatened by Missouri. The lopsided outcome was surprising considering the teams’ similarities that made

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longest winning streak since joining the NBA in 1976, a streak that survived despite an uncharacteristic 20 turnovers. Even though Miller scored a season-high 21 points, the Nuggets sorely missed Ty Lawson (right heel) and Wilson Chandler (left shoulder), both of whom

were hurt in Denver’s signature win at Oklahoma City Tuesday night. The Nuggets trailed 98-90 with 2 minutes remaining, but surged back. Brewer’s 3-pointer made it 100-98 and the Sixers called a timeout with 9.2 seconds left when they couldn’t inbound the ball.

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After Turner missed his second free throw, Anthony Randolph corralled the rebound and called a timeout with 6.8 seconds left. “We’ve won three in a row one time this year. They have four losses in 60 days; we have four wins in 60 days. Winning is very contagious and you get into that feeling where you go to the gym and you’re supposed to win. I think Denver has it,” Collins said before tipoff. “They’ve had some amazing wins. Winning on the road at Oak City, winning at Chicago, they find ways to do it, they do it in different ways. I don’t see them overplaying anybody to do that. That’s the real key. They have a different kind of team where they don’t count on one particular guy on a night to be that guy.” On Thursday, it was Brewer’s turn to turn on the heroics.


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Dwight Freeney, left, and John Abraham visited the Broncos Dove Valley headquarters on Thursday. It’s likely that Denver will sign one of the two veteran pass rushers if Elvis Dumervil can’t be retained.

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As Dwight Freeney and John Abraham took turns visiting Thursday with the Broncos at Dove Valley, the Baltimore Ravens have made a strong push for Elvis Dumervil, the Denver Post reported. Perhaps, this dragged-out Dumervil paycut saga is nearing its end. The Ravens have delivered a contract offer to Dumervil, according to two NFL sources. However, the sources say the Broncos have offered slightly more money in the early portion of the deal. The Broncos’ money has tightened because of a $4.89 million dead-money, salary-cap hit they absorbed while releasing Dumervil last week, so re-signing Dumervil likely would mean releasing a player or two off their roster. Miami and Tennessee are talking with Dumervil’s agent, Tom Condon, but have not yet made formal offers, according to the two sources. “There will be a plan in place and John Elway will execute it,’’ Broncos president Joe Ellis said Wednesday as he was leaving the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. “It would be great to see Elvis come back. He’s been a great player for the Broncos. Time will tell.’’ Before the Ravens entered negotiations with Dumervil, the Broncos had submitted a new three-year offer on Monday night. Dumervil’s camp, though, was not happy with the discounted salary in the second year of the Broncos’ proposal. If the

Broncos and Dumervil finally part ways, Denver is expected to sign either Freeney or Abraham.

Police blotter

Former Miami wide receiver Mark Duper was released from jail, charged after police say he beat his 17-year-old son during a series of fights at their Jacksonville home. ... A federal grand jury in Dallas has re-indicted former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd, who already is accused of trying to establish a drug-distribution network. The new indictment charges Hurd with conspiracy to possess 5 kilograms or more of cocaine with intent to distribute. ... Chicago Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez has been charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer in Miami.


The 49ers have signed free agent safety and special teams standout Darcel McBath to a one-year contract. A second-round draft pick by Denver in 2009, he played for the Broncos from 2009-10. ... The Patriots signed former Cardinal Adrian Wilson, who gives New England the physical presence they’ve lacked at safety. ... The Titans have agreed to a one-year contract with safety Bernard Pollard. A seven-year veteran, Pollard spent the past two seasons with Baltimore. ... Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has signed his franchise tender and will make $9.828 million if he plays under the one-year contract.

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skull-rattling thud while their teammates on the defensive side howled in approval. I’m not saying Air Force’s practices were especially bloodthirsty. Football, played and practiced correctly, is violent. We reside in an encouraging, confusing era when it comes to football. We are awakening to the game’s toll as we listen to aging, brain-damaged players who can’t find their keys because they placed them, for no reason, in the freezer. Most of us have joined the crusade to make the game safer. A few fans cling to the barbarous ways of yesterday. Most of us have awakened. The game is changing. Shots to the head were common, no big deal, in the recent past. Those same shots now inspire personal fouls and, in the NFL, stiff fines. Ejections could soon arrive for college football’s head hunters. A movement is gaining momentum in the college game to limit contact in practice. To construct a winning team, a coach must simulate the brutality of games at practice sessions. This simulation often leads to injury. Air Force coach Troy Calhoun

serves as chair of the NCAA Football Rules Committee. He’s a sensitive man. In my decades of watching college football, I’ve never seen a coach quicker to join an injured player on the field. No doubt, he cares about the health of his Falcons. But he’s also a realist who is skeptical of the merits of limiting the days of full practice hitting. “Football is a very physical and combative activity,” Calhoun said. “Because of it, you have to train and they have to be training sessions that are physical and combative.” I asked Calhoun why he avoided the word “violent.” He laughed. “I’m letting you do that,” he said. Calhoun compared preparing his players for a football game to a boxer’s sparring sessions before a bout. He wants to squeeze every last chance to teach his players to thrive during the vicious afternoons of autumn. “If you don’t train how to tackle right and block right, it’s very dangerous, I think,” Calhoun said. He has a point. But the game is very dangerous no matter what. —

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The U.S. soccer team may face a short-handed Costa Rica in Friday’s 8 p.m. World Cup qualifier in Commerce City after coach Jorge Luis Pinto said captain and star forward Alvaro Saborio is doubtful with a recent knee injury, the Denver Post reported. Saborio, who has 30 goals for Costa Rica and is Real Salt Lake’s all-time leading scorer with 53. Pinto said he is “doubtful to start against the USA.” Saborio’s seven goals in World Cup qualifying leads all players in North, Central and South America. Costa Rica enters Friday on nine-game unbeaten streak and has not lost since a 1-0 decision to Mexico on Sept. 11. • THE U.N.’S TOP HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIAL has joined some soccer officials and players in calling for an end to racism in sport. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says racist insults and chants, Nazi salutes, petitions against players and denial of hiring based on color are deplorable. She says they’re “particularly damaging” because of the importance of sports for young people. Pillay says “there must be accountability for racist offenses.” • WORLD CUP ORGANIZERS IN BRAZIL say they have signed a $17 million deal with the United Nations to help host the tournament. • FIFA HAS REPORTED A PROFIT OF $89 MILLION for 2012 and has reserves of $1.37 billion. FIFA published accounts that showed revenue of $1.16 billion last year and spending of $1.07 billion.


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Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati has been charged after police said she punched her ex-boyfriend on Valentine’s Day while he was working out at a gym. Palm Beach County court records show Capriati was charged by prosecutors Wednesday. She has been issued a summons to appear before a judge April 17 on stalking and battery charges, though she has not been arrested. North Palm Beach police say Ivan Brannan was working out when the 36-year-old Capriati approached him and yelled at him. Brannan told police that he tried to get away, but Capriati blocked his path and punched him in the chest. Brannan told police he and Capriati broke up in 2012 and she has harassed and stalked him since then. • PLAYING AGAIN AT NO. 1, Serena Williams routed Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-1, 6-1 in the second round of the Sony Open at Key Biscayne, Fla. Sloane Stephens beat Olga Govortsova of Belarus 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3, 6-2. The 18th-ranked Venus Williams eventually prevailed 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 over 78th-ranked Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan, at 42 the oldest player on the women’s tour. —


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Tennis: Capriati battery, stalk charges


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Julia Mancuso raced to her record 16th title in the U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley, Calif., winning the giant slalom Thursday in her hometown. The Olympic gold medalist beat World Cup slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin by 0.88 seconds in the opening event in the four-day competition. Megan McJames was third in the race that was shortened from the planned start because of inconsistent snow after heavy snowfall Wednesday. Tim Jitloff won the men’s giant slalom for his fourth U.S. title. • DENIS YUSKOV won the 1,500-meter title for Russia’s first gold medal since 1996 at speedskating’s world championships in Sochi, Russia. American Shani Davis was second. Ireen Wust of Julia the Netherlands won the women’s 3,000. Mancuso • FLORIDA STATE HAS SUSPENDED two of the nation’s top sprinters after a poolside shooting incident. Ronell Mance, who won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics, and Stephen Newbold, the MVP at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference indoor track and field championships, were arrested shortly before 4 a.m. near a student apartment complex. No one was injured. A probable cause affidavit says Newbold was arrested for discharging a firearm in public and resisting without violence. Mance was arrested for unauthorized use of an ID and resisting without violence. Thursday was Mance’s 21st birthday. Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman says both sprinters were immediately suspended and that their future as student-athletes will be determined by the university’s discipline policy and legal proceedings. • THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY is warning athletes against using a black-market drug that causes serious health risks. WADA sent a letter to anti-doping organizations urging them to notify athletes of the dangers of the substance known as “GW501516.” The letter says “the side effect of this chemical compound is so serious that WADA is taking the rare step of warning ‘cheats’ to ensure that there is complete awareness of the possible health risks.” • OLYMPIANS ALLISON SCHMITT AND SHANNON VREELAND helped Georgia take the lead after the first day of the NCAA women’s swimming championships in Indianapolis. —


CC Hockey

At Orlando, Fla.: Justin Rose started out as another guy in Tiger Woods’ group Thursday at Bay Hill. He wound up in the lead. Rose put on a clinic with the putter and ran off four straight birdies late in his round of 7-under 65 in Orlando, Fla. That gave him a four-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational among those who played early in a chilly breeze. It marked only the sixth time in 31 rounds at Bay Hill that Rose broke 70. Woods didn’t fare too badly in his bid to win Bay Hill for the eighth time and return to No. 1. He opened with a 69, despite two out of three bogeys from the greenside bunkers. John Rollins had a 68. Ryo Ishikawa was in the group at 69.


At Carlsbad, Calif.: Jane Park shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Caroline Hedwall and Karrie Webb after the first round of the Kia Classic. Park, who lives in Rancho Cucamonga and went to UCLA, started on No. 10 and made the turn in 2 under at Aviara. After a par on No. 1, she birdied four of the next five holes. Stacy Lewis, playing her first round since taking over the No. 1 spot in the world from Yani Tseng, was four shots back after a

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Justin Rose hits a shot Thursday from the 11th tee in the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 70. She is trying to win her third straight tournament.

Malaysian Open

At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand shot a 7-under 65 to take the clubhouse lead before thunderstorms caused the suspension of the first round. Half the field was still on the course. Aphibarnrat is one stroke ahead of 2010 Ryder Cup player Edoardo Molinari, Gregory Bourdy and Anders Hansen. Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington is in a group at 3 under, while thirdranked Luke Donald had three bogeys and a double bogey for a 74.

SOCCER: Rapids at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Saturday INDOOR LACROSSE: Colorado Mammoth at Calgary Roughnecks, 7 p.m. Saturday, ALT

on the air – friday AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. – SPEED – NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Auto Club 400 2:30 p.m. – SPEED – NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for Royal Purple 300 5 p.m. – SPEED – NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Auto Club 400 2 a.m. – NBC-SN – Formula One, qualifying for Malaysia Grand Prix (Saturday) BASEBALL 2 p.m. – WGN – Preseason, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee BASKETBALL 10 a.m. – CBS – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Albany (N.Y.) vs. Duke, at Philadelphia 10:30 a.m. – TRUTV – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Mississippi vs. Wisconsin, at Kansas City, Mo. 11:30 a.m. – TBS – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Temple vs. N.C. State, at Dayton, Ohio Noon – TNT – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Pacific vs. Miami, at Austin, Texas 12:30 p.m. – CBS – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Cincinnati vs. Creighton, at Philadelphia 1 p.m. – TRUTV – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, La Salle vs. Kansas State, at Kansas City, Mo. 2 p.m. – TBS – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, James Madison vs. Indiana, at Dayton, Ohio 2:30 p.m. – TNT – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Colorado vs. Illinois, at Austin, Texas 4:45 p.m. – TBS – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown, at Philadelphia 5 p.m. – CBS – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Iona vs. Ohio St., at Dayton, Ohio 5:15 p.m. – TNT – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Villanova vs. North Carolina, at Kansas City, Mo. 5:15 p.m. – TRUTV – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Northwestern St. vs. Florida, at Austin, Texas 7:15 p.m. – TBS – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Oklahoma vs. San Diego St., at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. – CBS – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Iowa St. vs. Notre Dame, at Dayton, Ohio 7:30 p.m. – ESPNU – NIT second round, Stony Brook at Iowa 7:45 p.m. – TNT – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, W. Kentucky vs. Kansas, at Kansas City, Mo. 7:55 p.m. – TRUTV – NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Minnesota vs. UCLA, at Austin, Texas BOXING 8 p.m. – ESPN2 – Middleweights, Don George (24-3-1) vs. David Lopez (41-13) EXTREME SPORTS 11 a.m. – ESPN – X Games, at Tignes, France 5 p.m. – ESPN – X Games, at Tignes, France (taped) GOLF 7 a.m. – GOLF – European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, second round (taped) 10:30 a.m. – GOLF – Champions Tour, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, first round 1 p.m. – GOLF – PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, second round 4:30 p.m. – GOLF – LPGA, Kia Classic, second round HOCKEY 1 p.m. – ROOT – WCHA Final Five semifinal, St. Cloud vs. Wisconsin 3 p.m. – NBC-SN – Hockey East tournament, semifinal, Boston U. vs. Boston College 5 p.m. – NHL – Pittsburgh at New York Islanders 6 p.m. – ROOT – WCHA Final Five semifinal, Minnesota vs. CC 6 p.m. – NBC-SN – Hockey East tournament, semifinal, Providence vs. Mass.-Lowell 8 p.m. – NHL – Detroit at Anaheim LACROSSE 3 p.m. – ESPNU – Yale at Princeton SOCCER 1:55 p.m. – ESPN2 – Men’s national teams, World Cup qualifier, Spain vs. Finland 8 p.m. – ESPN – Men’s national teams, World Cup qualifier, U.S. vs. Costa Rica, at Commerce City WRESTLING 9 a.m. – ESPNU – NCAA quarterfinals 5 p.m. – ESPNU – NCAA semifinals

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area schedule - friday BASEBALL Fresno State at Air Force, 3 p.m. BOXING Air Force at NCBA Western Regionals, Reno, Nev., 7 p.m. FENCING Air Force at NCAA Championships, San Antonio, 9 a.m. MEN’S GOLF Air Force at Desert Shootout, Goodyear, Ariz. MEN’S LACROSSE Colorado College at Dickinson, 7 p.m. MEN’S SWIMMING Colorado College at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Shenandoah, Texas, 10 a.m. WOMEN’S SWIMMING Colorado College at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Shenandoah, Texas, 10 a.m. TRACK & FIELD Colorado College, UCCS at CSU-Pueblo Invite, 8 a.m.; Air Force at Arizona State Invite, Tempe, Ariz. WRESTLING Air Force at NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa

Friday, March 22, 2013 ❘ the gazette ❘


college hockey cc notes Farewell to final Final Five


Colorado College’s Rylan Schwartz, left, scores on North Dakota goalie Clarke Saunders as Danny Kristo watches in the first period of a WCHA Final Five game Thursday in St. Paul, Minn.

CC: Howe, penalty kill are crucial from page 1 —

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just one play in a strong performance by the senior, typifying the performance of the seven fourth-year players during this postseason run. “They’re grinding out wins and they did a great job of that tonight,” UND coach Dave Hakstol said. Hobey Baker hopeful Danny Kristo scored with 9.1 seconds left to put UND ahead

wcha final five colorado college 4, north dakota 3 (ot) at north dakota colorado college 1 1 1 1—4 north dakota 2 0 1 0—3 first period—1. CC, Schwartz (Bradley, Rapuzzi) 3:06, (pp) 2. ND, Caggiula (Frimaldi, Rowney) 14:23, 3. ND, Kristo (O’Donnell) 19:50. Penalties— ND, Caggiula (Charging) 2:16, MacMillan (Roughing) 16:06, Grimaldi (Tripping) 17:09. CC, Rapuzzi (Slashing) 14:23

Second period—4. CC, Krushelnyski (Schwartz) 7:54 (sh). Penalties— CC, (Too Many Men) 7:42, Bradley (Slashing) 7:54, Harstad (Slashing) 18:42 third period—5. CC, Fejes (Hamburg) 3:42, 6. ND, Caggiula (St. Clair, Pattyn) 12:45. Penalties— CC, Harstad (Holding) 12:45, overtime— 7. CC, Stoykewych (Maric, Collett) 4:52 Shots on goal—CC 4-6-10-3—23; ND 11-9-120—32. Power-play opportunities—CC 1-4; ND 0-6. Goalies—CC, Howe 9-9-11-0—29, 64:52; ND, Saunders 3-5-9-2—19, 63:31. A—17,038.

2-1 entering the second period. Caggiula’s first goal tied the game at 1-1 5 minutes

earlier. “Giving up that goal hurt and not scoring on the ear-

local colleges


Air Force wrestling

At Raleigh, N.C.: Martin Brodeur scored his third career goal and made 17 saves in his first game in a month to lead New Jersey over Carolina on Thursday night. Brodeur had been out since Feb. 21 with a pinched nerve in his upper Martin back and neck. New Jersey Brodeur went 3-8-2 in his absence. Peter Harrold, Adam Henrique and Andrei Loktionov also scored to help the Devils snap a threegame losing streak. Jeff Skinner had the Hurricanes’ lone goal while Dan Ellis made 19 saves.

At Des Moines, Iowa: Cole VonOhlen won both of his matches on Thursday to move into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships, while Josh Kreimier and Pine Creek High School graduate Josh Martinez posted 1-1 records and will continue competition in the consolation bracket. Also competing for the Falcons was sophomore Dylan Hyder, who dropped a pair of close bouts. This is VonOhlen’s third NCAA appearance and Kreimier’s second. Both advanced to the round of 12 last year. “We wrestled hard today and will take many lessons from today’s matches,” said Air Force coach Joel Sharratt. “Cole has been a rock for us throughout the season and that stayed true in his matches today. His injuries have been mitigated with style adjustments and great medical support.”

CC diving

At Shenandoah, Texas: In his first appearance at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Austin Howlett finished in 21st place in the 1-meter diving at the Conroe Natatorium on Thursday afternoon. Competing in front of a soldout crowd, Howlett’s 11-dive score of 410.15 was only 13.10 out of 16th place and spot in the finals.

CC women’s lacrosse

At Washburn Field: Colorado College nearly wiped out a seven-goal second-half deficit, but the clock ran out before the Tigers could complete their comeback and they dropped a 14-12 decision to Goucher College. Anna Crosby led the Tigers’ attack with three goals and a pair of assists, while senior defender Nancy Makuch caused a pair of turnovers and grabbed two ground balls.

Air Force hockey

Air Force junior Adam McKenzie was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Defenseman of the Year as voted by the league’s coaches. McKenzie was fifth in the league in points by a defenseman with 17 points in 22 games.

CC tennis

Jack Burger and Katie Patterson, who won four of five singles matches apiece while helping the Tigers post a 3-2 record on their recent spring-break trip to Orlando, Fla., have been named men’s and women’s players of the week, respectively, in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Devils 4, Hurricanes 1

Bruins 2, Senators 1

At Ottawa: Dennis Seidenberg scored with 1:04 left to help Boston beat Ottawa. Patrice Bergeron won a faceoff in the offensive zone back to Zdeno Chara, the Boston captain fed Seidenberg and his shot found its way past goalie Robin Lehner through a maze of players. Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins (20-6-3), and Anton Khudobin made 27 saves. Kaspars Daugavins scored for Ottawa, and Lehner also stopped 27 shots. The Senators dropped to 16-9-6 after winning their previous three games.

lier 5-on-3 did too,” Tigers coach Scott Owens said. “But we didn’t panic. Joe Howe is a huge part of our success and is giving us a lot of confidence.” North Dakota outshot CC 32-23 but Howe and the CC penalty kill, which went 6-for-6, was up to the task. Howe finished with 29 saves to compile 141 stops in four playoff games, breaking his record of 134 in five in 2011.

At Scottsdale, Ariz.: Wilin Rosario hit a two-run home run in the second inning, while Jonathan Herrera, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in runs as Colorado defeated San Francisco on Thursday night. Drew Pomeranz allowed three runs in five innings amid plenty of traffic. The left-hander allowed 10 hits and walked two. Todd Helton improved his spring batting average to .294 with two hits and a walk in four plate appearances. Rockies reserves rallied for five runs in the eight to blow open a tight game. Seven straight players reached base after opening the inning with two out and none on.

Capitals 4, Jets 0

At Winnipeg, Manitoba: Braden Holtby made 19 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and two assists to lead Washington. Ovechkin put a couple of big hits on Winnipeg players in the second period, including former Colorado College defenseman Mark Stuart, who left the ice after the hit. He returned for one shift in the third, but left again for the dressing room.

Canadiens 5, Islanders 2

At Uniondale, N.Y.: Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period and Brendan Gallagher added two more as Montreal beat the New York Islanders for the first time in three tries this season. Gallagher scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season 33 seconds apart midway through the third.

Predators 5, Flames 3

At Nashville, Tenn.: Mike Fisher scored two goals as Nashville snapped a four-game losing streak. Martin Erat, Nick Spaling, and Brandon Yip had the other goals for the Predators.

Stars 2, Kings 0

At Los Angeles: Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney scored third-period goals to fuel Dallas. Kari Lehtonen made 39 saves to get his first shutout in 21 starts this season and the 22nd of his career.

Panthers 3, Rangers 1

At New York: Jacob Markstrom made 44 saves and just missed his first NHL shutout as cellar-dwelling Florida dealt the playoff-hopeful New York Rangers a big blow. The Rangers had gotten back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference with wins on two consecutive nights.

Sabres 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO

At Buffalo, N.Y.: Steve Ott scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout, helping Buffalo rally over slumping Toronto.

Canucks 2, Coyotes 1

At Glendale, Ariz.: Jordan Schroeder scored midway through the third period and Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots as Vancouver won. Schneider allowed a tying goal to Antoine Vermette in the third period, but Schroeder put the Canucks back up by punching in a rebound after a redirect by Jannik Hansen.

No. 14 Wisconsin 7, No. 8 Minnesota State 2

Wisconsin’s Tyler Barnes scored two unassisted goals, including one 61 seconds into the WCHA Final Five quarterfinal, and Jefferson Dahl added two short-handed goals in the rout. The Badgers (20-12-7) advance to face top seed St. Cloud State at 1:07 p.m. Friday in the first semifinal.

Four from WCHA make Hobey Baker Top 10

The top 10 candidates for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award include four from the WCHA: North Dakota’s Corban Knight and Danny Kristo; Drew LeBlanc, St. Cloud State; and Ryan Walters, Nebraska-Omaha. The others are: Greg Carey and Kyle Flanagan, St. Lawrence; Carsen Chubak, Niagara; Austin Czarnik, Miami; Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College, and Eric Hartzell, Quinnipiac.

Slap shot

CC’s Schwartz passed all-time Tigers great and All-American Bill “Red” Hay with 155 career points (57 goals) into a tie for 28th alltime with Darren Clark (1995-99) and Brent Gropp (1982-86) for 30th all-time thanks to his teamhigh 18th goal of the year. JOE PAISLEY, THE GAZETTE

wcha glance thursday’s scores Wisconsin 7, Minnesota State 2 Colorado College 4, North Dakota 3 (OT)

friday’s games Wisconsin vs. St. Cloud State Colorado College vs. Minnesota

Trail Blazers 99, Bulls 89

At Chicago: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and Portland completed a season sweep of Chicago on Thursday night. Portland improved to 10-25 on the road to take the season series with the Bulls for the first time since the 2008-09 season. The Blazers beat Chicago 102-94 on Nov. 18 in their other meeting this season. Joakim Noah had 18 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, which shot 44 percent. Chicago led 21-20 after the first quarter before Portland outscored the Bulls 32-16 in the second period for a 52-37 halftime lead.

Portland extended its lead to 28 in the third quarter before the Bulls made a late charge, cutting the Blazers’ lead to 10 with 34 seconds left.

Kings 101, Timberwolves 98

At Sacramento, Calif.: Isaiah Thomas had 24 points and six assists, Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Sacramento earned its third straight home win, holding off slumping Minnesota. The Kings are 6-5 over the last three weeks and their 19 home wins are the most over the previous three seasons. Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost two straight and four of five. Injury-plagued Minnesota has dropped 21 of 28 games.

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Dakota and St. Cloud State helped form the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Those leaving recognize they are losing something dear. “We’ve benefited greatly from the league and from this tournament,” St. Cloud State coach Bob Motzko said. “To know we’re not going to have the opportunity again, it is sad.”


baseball Rockies 10, Giants 4

It is a bittersweet weekend in St. Paul, Minn., for many in attendance at the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five tournament. It marks the final time five of the six schools in the field will play in the league. “There is a little sense of sadness,” Colorado College coach Scott Owens said. “I’ve been a part of the WCHA for roughly 23 years and I grew up in Madison around it. But I’m so much happier that we are in (the Final Five) rather than sitting in the stands taking it in. It’s something I’ll personally cherish.” Many enjoy the experience more than the NCAA regionals, which usually draws poor crowds. “You’re playing in front of 3,000 or 4,000 people somewhere,” Minnesota coach Don Lucia said “It (the Final Five) is a destination weekend, whether your team is in it or not. You want to be part of it.” “It is a fun tournament to play in,” CC senior Rylan Schwartz said. Earlier this week, WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod predicted a record turnout exceeding the highest-attended Final Five in 2007. That field included North Dakota (which typically has 8,000-9,000 fans in attendance), Minnesota, St. Cloud State and Wisconsin. Mix in Minnesota State-Wisconsin drawing 15.971 for the opening quarterfinal and it seems likely this weekend will be the best attended and most profitable of all. WCHA teams Minnesota and Wisconsin are joining the Big Ten while CC, Denver, MinnesotaDuluth, Nebraska-Omaha, North

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❘ the gazette ❘ Friday, March 22, 2013

gazette preps girls’ lacrosse air academy 19, pine creek 1

basketball boys’ and girls’ all-star games

Perea wins boys’ game in last seconds

Fast start in Kadets’ blowout win

by neal reid —

by brent w. new —

Pine Creek sophomore Shay Calhoun knew her lacrosse team’s fate well before the Eagles hosted defending champion Air Academy on Thursday. She just wishes she were wrong. The Kadets (4-1 overall, 2-0 Southern League) scored 10 goals before host Pine Creek (13, 0-1) could take the ball past midfield. Libby Miller scored five times and Natalie Berg added four goals in the 19-1 rout. “We knew we weren’t going to do so well, but we really wanted to focus on going out with nothing to lose,” Calhoun said. “It’s always frustrating when you lose by a lot, but we are going to learn something from this.” That’s the kind of reputation Air Academy has after beating Cherry Creek last season to win its second title in four years. Kadets coach Sean Harmon said the mission in 2013 is the same despite losing a handful of key seniors. “After we won last year it was over. As soon as (the state) game was over our girls started working for this season,” Harmon said. “To do that we need to eliminate our unforced errors. That’s it. Even today we had some turnovers that can’t happen.” Air Academy scored five in the first 4 minutes, jumped out to a 10-0 lead on a Miller wrist shot and went up 12-0 with 8:05 remaining in the first half when Jessica Berg floated a pass in front of the net to sister Natalie, who slammed it home. “In these kinds of games we just try to get everybody involved and just try new things, and shore up some stuff,” said Kaley Holmes, who had two goals and an assist. Air Academy knows it doesn’t have the talent and experience it had last year. Even so, the Kadets know dominating performances like Thursday’s proves they can make another run. “We’ll play more like a team (than last year), like we did today,” said Jessica Berg, who had three goals.

KeVIN KrecK, specIaL to tHe Gazette

Fountain-Fort carson’s al Davis goes to the basket during the boys’ 4a 5a all-star Game.

March Madness extended to the Doherty High School gym Thursday night. Wasson senior Richie Perea hit a jumper from the free-throw line with 3.5 seconds left to give the 5A All-Stars a thrilling 107-105 win over the 4A All-Stars. Perea — who played with the 5A squad along with fellow Wasson senior D.J. Hanes to even out the rosters — finished with a game-high 23 points after getting the game-winner to roll in. “It was a lot of fun,” Perea said. “It was a real intense game, and even though it’s an all-star game, both teams don’t want to lose.” Hanes added 17 points, with Doherty junior Shane Fox chipping in 16 for the victorious 5A team. Fountain-Fort Carson senior Al Da-

vis and Doherty junior Eli Peterson added nine apiece. The back-andforth battle was a thriller from the start, with the teams headed to the locker room tied 60-60 after combining for 22 3-pointers in the first half. The 5A team used a 30-19 third to build a double-digit lead, but the 4A team roared back behind clutch 3-point shooting. Lewis-Palmer senior Jordan Scott tied the game at 105 with 32.6 seconds left with two of his 16 points. Discovery Canyon senior Andy Stauffer led the 4A squad with 21 points, with Cheyenne Mountain junior Ghassan Nehme chipping in 16. “It was a great end to a tremendous high school basketball season here in Colorado Springs,” said Dis-

covery Canyon coach John Paul Geniesse, who coached the 4A team. The girls’ game was not as close, with the 5A All-Stars using five second-quarter 3-pointers to build a 47-30 halftime lead en route to a 92-64 win. Rampart senior Macy Meyers led the way with 18 points, while Palmer sophomore Jenn Urbaniak added 15. “We had a great time, and it was a great experience,” Meyers said. “This was a really great group of girls. To come out here and put a good beating on (the 4A team) was a lot of fun.” Sand Creek junior Mikayla Reese led all scorers with 21 points and was the only double-figure 4A girl. The victory snapped a string of 4A dominance in the all-star game, which has been contested for more than 20 years.

girls’ tennis vanguard 7, mesa ridge 0

Vanguard’s Rebecca Hurlbert casts a long shadow as she serves during No. 3 doubles action against Mesa Ridge on Thursday at Mesa Ridge.

Coursers reaping program benefits by justin felisko —

Vanguard is beginning to see the fruits of its labor four years after forming its girls’ tennis program. A team that once had only two players with any experience has evolved into a competitive squad. The Coursers kicked off their season with a 7-0 victory at Mesa Ridge on Wednesday. Look no further than Taylor Jones. The senior has served as Vanguard’s No. 1 singles’ player since her freshman year and has developed a mental toughness on the court to accompany her quick and agile playing style. Jones dug deep to rally from a 5-1 deficit in the first set against Steph Hardy for a 7-5, 6-4 victory.

“As a freshman it was exciting and really intimidating to play No. 1,” Jones said. “From that I got a mental toughness that makes me able to be down in matches and be able to come back. (Today) at the beginning I was having a tough time and was frustrated with myself. But then I buckled in and won the first set.” Jones kept her composure and continued to brush off her early set struggles as Vanguard coach Dina Fuqua watched. “Taylor is just so mentally tough that she can just gut it out,” Fuqua said. The progression for Vanguard stems beyond Jones though and can be seen in the rest of the squad, such as

senior Whitney Schuek, who won a three-plus-hour match in No. 2 singles by winning the third set 6-3 against Mesa Ridge’s Paige Riner. It’s humbling yet exciting, said Fuqua seeing as four years ago she was teaching many of the girls how to simply hold a racket. “Four years later, a lot of them juniors and seniors, it’s fun to see the success of those girls,” Fuqua said. Jones said it’s been fun to watch the program grow. “It’s really amazing because we have somebody like Alyx (Callahan) who comes in so natural at tennis,” Jones said. “... Then there are people like me, Whitney and Jaq (Jacqueline Gutierrez) and we have played for a long time.”


friday’s schedule BASEBALL Brush vs. CSCS at the Grace Center, 9 a.m.; Falcon at Mesa Ridge, Calhan at Rocky Ford, 10 a.m.; Bruce Randolph vs. TCA at the Grace Center, 11:30 a.m.; Rampart at Rock Canyon, noon; Doherty at Grand Junction, 1 p.m.; St. Mary’s vs. Brush at the Grace Center, 2 p.m.; Liberty at Gateway, Canon City at Denver East, all 4 p.m.; Mitchell at Calhan, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER Fountain-Fort Carson at Grandview, 5:30

p.m.; Manitou Springs at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. TRACK & FIELD Cripple Creek-Victor at Center at Center Viking Invitational, 9 a.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE Cheyenne Mountain at St. Augustine (Calif.), 11 a.m.; St. Mary’s at George Washington, 4 p.m.; Palmer at Rock Canyon, Mountain Vista at Lewis-Palmer, both 6:30 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE Palmer Ridge at Summit, 4 p.m.; Smoky Hill at Palmer, 5:30 p.m.

roundup baseball

St. Mary’s 18, CSCS 0

At the Grace Center: Nathan Pierce missed tying a national record by one base. The St. Mary’s freshman doubled four times, one shy of the national record, according to St. Mary’s coach Bill Percy, and the Pirates (2-1) cruised past CSCS (2-2) in the Pirates Spring Invitational.

Pierce went 5-for-5 at the plate, scored four times and drove in three in the rout.

girls’ laCrosse

girls’ soCCer

At Cheyenne Mountain: Nell Crosby netted five goals, and Tarah Gilbreth and Jannel Daufenbach each had four, as Cheyenne Mountain improved to 5-0 with the win over Chaparral (2-2). Sydney Pinello made 12 saves in the win.

Mesa Ridge 11, CSCS 2

At Mesa Ridge: Sophomore Kaylee Gatzke scored seven goals to lead Mesa Ridge (1-3-1) to its first win of the season in an 11-2 win over Colorado Springs Christian School (0-2-1).

Cheyenne Mountain 16, Chaparral 10

girls’ tennis

Rampart 7, Sand Creek 0

At Rampart: Rampart’s entire squad dropped just two games in the victory. No. 4 doubles partners Joan Ablay and Ashlyn Dickinson swept Sand Creek’s Lia Quarrell and Samantha McGovern 6-0, 6-0. No. 1 singles Hannah Young and No. 3 singles Kayleigh Schmidt also cruised. More at Gazettepreps.coM

scoreboard baseball high school

cheyenne mountain 5, lewis-palmer 3 at cheyenne mountain lewis-palmer 000 201 0— 3 4 1 cheyenne mountain 111 020 0— 5 9 0 cheyenne mountain—McCurry (W) 6 IP 4 H 3 R 3 ER 4 BB, Bieber 1 IP 1 BB. Paulson 1 R, Kohl 0-2, Reynolds 0-3, McCurry 0-2, O’Neil 2-2 2 R 1 2B, Bieber 1-2, Lacayo 0-2 1 RBI, Castle 2-3 2 RBI, Levar 3-3 2 R 2 2B, Stachel 0-1, Garcia 1-3. air academy 15, discovery canyon 11 at air academy discovery canyon 202 520 0 — 11 7 3 air academy 115 314 0 — 15 19 1 dc—Hein (L) 3IP, Holt 3IP. Hall 1-3, 3R, 2BB. Heath 0-1, 4BB. Holt 3-4, 2R, 2B, 3RBI, BB. Stauffer 1-4, R, BB. Frank 0-4, BB. Ahlgrimm 2-3. Hein 0-3. Heebner 0-1. Hammond 0-3. Call 0-3, BB. aa—Hochmuth (W) 11/3IP, 1K. Ensor 3IP, 6H, 4ER, 4K. Stewart 3R, 3ER, 3BB. Pape 12/3IP, H, 4R, 4ER, 2K. Golberg 1IP, 6BB, 3K. Wilburn 3-5, 2R, 2RBI, 2B, 3B. Wickham 4-4, 3R, 3RBI, 2B. Yeager 2-3, 3B, 2R, 3RBI, BB. Hochmuth 2-4, 2R. Ryan 4-4, 2 3B, 3R, 4RBI. Cole 1-3, BB. Brown 2-4, 2RBI. Stewart 0-1, BB. Gelb 0-2, R. Hecht 0-2. Vargas 1-1, 2R. st. marys 18, colorado springs christian school 0 at st. mary’s pirates spring invitational c.s. christian school 000 00 — 0 3 1 st. mary’s 4 12 1 10 — 18 18 0 cscs—Brenner 1.2 IP, 14R, 12H, 4 BB, 2.2 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 SO, Catcher- Chapman. st. mary’s— Ty. Smith 4 IP, 3 H, 6 SO, 2 BB, Read 1 IP, 1 SO. Catcher- Hackl. Fanelli 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, Kuhn 0-1, Pierce 5-5, 4 R, 3 RBI, 4 2B, Elliott 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, Daub 0-1, Ty. Smith 2-4, 1 RBI, Padrnos 1 R, Nusbaum 3-3, 3 R, 4 RBI, 1 BB, Read 0-1, 3 R, 2 H, Hackl 2-2, 4 RBI, 2 2B, 1 BB, Manzo 0-1, Brummel 1-1, 2 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, Slominski 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, Denhard 0-1. palmer ridge 25, sand creeK 11 at sand creek palmer ridge 232 8 10 —25 18 3 sand creek 311 5 1 —11 0 0 palmer ridge—Weems (W) 3.2 IP, 7R, 5ER, BB, 1K, Fishlock 1.1 IP, 4R, 2ER, 2BB. Hurford 0-0, R, BB. Rone 2-5 2R, 2RBI, BB. Kochanski R. Larson 0-4, 2BB. Jenson 2-2, R, RBI. Weems 1-2, RBI, BB. Stamper 3-3, 5R, 3RBI, 2B. Hansen 1-3, 2R, 2RBI. Thorne 3-4, 3R, 5RBI, 2B. Schultze 2-4, 4R, 2RBI, 2B, BB. Fishlock 2-5, 2R, 6RBI. Swecker 2-4 2R, RBI, 2B. fountain-fort carson 16, ponderosa 4 at ponderosa fountain-ft. carson 103 322 5 — 16 15 1 ponderosa 004 000 0— 4 5 3

basKetball nba

west w l pct gb x-San Antonio 52 16 .765 — x-Oklahoma City 50 19 .725 2½ Memphis 46 21 .687 5½ d-L.A. Clippers 47 22 .681 5½ Denver 48 22 .686 5 Golden State 39 31 .557 14 Houston 37 31 .544 15 L.A. Lakers 36 33 .522 16½ Utah 34 34 .500 18 Dallas 32 36 .471 20 Portland 32 36 .471 20 Sacramento 25 44 .348 27½ Minnesota 23 44 .354 28 Phoenix 23 46 .333 29½ New Orleans 23 46 .333 29½ east w l pct gb y-Miami 53 14 .791 — x-Indiana 42 26 .618 11½ d-New York 40 26 .606 12½ Brooklyn 40 28 .588 13½ Atlanta 38 30 .559 15½ Chicago 36 31 .537 17 Boston 36 31 .537 17 Milwaukee 34 33 .507 19 Philadelphia 26 42 .382 27½ Toronto 26 42 .382 27½ Washington 24 43 .358 29 Detroit 23 46 .333 31 Cleveland 22 46 .324 31½ Orlando 18 51 .261 36 Charlotte 16 52 .235 37½ d—division leader, x—clinched playoff spot, y—clinched division nuggets 101, 76ers 100 philadelphia—Turner 6-12 0-2 12, T.Young 9-15 0-0 18, Hawes 8-11 0-0 17, Holiday 6-12 3-3 18,

Wilkins 10-15 2-4 24, Moultrie 3-6 2-2 8, Ivey 1-4 0-0 3. totals— 43-78 7-11 100. denver—Gallinari 3-10 4-4 12, Faried 4-9 0-0 8, Koufos 2-6 1-2 5, A.Miller 9-14 3-5 21, Iguodala 5-9 3-4 13, Brewer 10-18 4-5 29, McGee 1-3 4-5 6, Randolph 3-6 1-2 7. totals—37-76 20-27 101. philadelphia 22 22 27 29— 100 denver 17 34 24 26— 101 3-point goals—PHI 7-18 (Holiday 3-5, Wilkins 2-4, Hawes 1-2, Ivey 1-3), DEN 7-11 (Brewer 5-6, Gallinari 2-3). fouled out—Hawes. rebounds—PHI 43 (Hawes 12), DEN 42 (Koufos 8). assists—PHI 27 (Holiday 15), DEN 18 (A.Miller 8). total fouls—PHI 22, DEN 19. technicals— Holiday, DEN defensive three second. thursday’s scores Portland 99, Chicago 89 Denver 101, Philadelphia 100 Sacramento 101, Minnesota 98 friday’s games New York at Toronto, 5 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando, 5 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 6 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

college men

air force 69, hawaii 65 (late wednesday) air force (18-13)— Fitzgerald 8-15 3-4 25, Fletcher 2-6 0-1 6, Earls 2-6 0-0 5, Green 7-14 0-0 18, Broekhuis 3-6 0-0 6, Hammonds 0-0 2-4 2, C Michael 2-6 1-3 7. totals— 24-55 6-12 69. hawaii (17-15)— Tavita 1-4 0-0 3, Joaquim 0-2 2-2 2, Brereton 2-9 2-3 7, Clair 0-1 0-0 0, Standhardinger 5-9 6-10 16, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, Jawato 0-2 0-0 0, Rozitis 1-1 0-0 2, Harper 1-2 0-0 3, Spearman 2-8 2-4 8, Fotu 10-14 4-4 24. totals— 22-52 16-23 65. cit glance saturday’s games Eastern Kentucky at Evansville Rider at East Carolina Canisius at Youngstown State Tulan at Bradley Illinois-Chicago at Northern Iowa Air Force at Weber State sunday’s games Kent State at Loyola MD

high school boys

all-star game rosters 5a team A.J. Bohuslavsky, jr., Liberty; Al Davis, sr., Fountain-Fort Carson; Anthony Davis, sr., Fountain-Fort Carson; Shane Fox, jr., Doherty; Jase Hamstad, sr., Pine Creek; D.J. Hanes, sr., Wasson; Rhett Lopez, sr., Pine Creek; Matt Love, sr., Liberty; Donovan Oldham, soph., Rampart; Richie Perea, sr., Wasson; Eli Peterson, jr., Doherty; Nathan Raak, soph., Palmer. 4a team Matt Cameron, soph., Palmer Ridge; Geo Fry, sr., Discovery Canyon; Bryan Jenkins, sr., Sand Creek; Nick Lenhard, sr., Falcon; David Louthan, soph., Air Academy; Chances Matlock, jr., Falcon; Ghassan Neheme, jr., Cheyenne Mountain; Jordan Scott, sr., Lewis-Palmer; Josh Smith, sr., Sand Creek; Andy Stauffer, sr., Discovery Canyon. 5a all-stars 107, 4a all-stars 105 4a all-stars—Cameron 5 0-0 10, Fry 2 0-0 6, Jenkins 5 2-5 14, Lenhard 1 0-0 3, Louthan 1 2-2 4, Matlock 1 2-2 4, Nehme 6 1-2 16, Scott 5 4-9 15, Stauffer 9 3-4 21. 5a all-stars—Bohuslavsky 3 0-0 7, Al Davis 2 5-8 9, An. Davis 1 0-0 3, Fox 6 0-0 16, Hamstad 1 0-0 3, Hanes 7 0-0 17, Lopez 3 0-0 7, Love 2 0-0 5, Oldham 1 0-0 3, Perea 9 0-0 23, Peterson 4 1-1 9, Raak 2 0-0 5. 4a all-stars 35 25 19 26 — 105 34 26 30 17 — 107 5a all-stars

high school girls

all-star game rosters 5a team Cassady Budge, soph., Rampart; Taylor Cross, jr., Pine Creek; Jasmine Green, sr., Palmer; Chyna Hardy, sr., Palmer; Aiesha Harris, sr., Doherty; Megan Kavalik, jr., Rampart; Macy Meyers, sr., Rampart; Angela Moscoso, jr., Doherty; Jordan Nelson, sr., Doherty; Alex Rivas, sr, Liberty; Jenn Urbaniak, soph., Palmer; Angela Vigil, sr., Doherty.

4a team Liah Davis, fr., Sand Creek; Kassady Huffman, soph., Air Academy; Justine Jenkinson, sr., Air Academy; Ali Meyer, jr., Palmer Ridge; Mariah McGettigan, sr., Discovery Canyon; Harmony Pettis, fr., Falcon; Madison Rasmussen, fr., Air Academy; Mikayla Reese, jr., Sand Creek; J’Nae Squires, jr., Sand Creek; Oliana Squires, jr., Sand Creek; Madison Thomas, sr., Palmer Ridge. 5a all-stars 92, 4a all-stars 64 4a all-stars—Davis 4 0-2 8, Huffman 2 5-6 9, Meyer 1 0-2 2, McGettigan 1 1-3 3, Pettis 2 0-0 4, Reese 6 8-10, 21, J. Squires 2 0-0 5, O. Squires 1 3-4 5, Thomas 1 2-2 4. 5a all-stars—Budge 2 1-2 6, Green 4 1-2 10, Hardy 6 1-2 13, Harris 2 3-4 7, Kavalik 3 1-2 8, Meyers 7 2-2 18, Moscoso 1 4-4 6, Nelson 1 0-0 3, Rivas 3 0-0 7, Urbaniak 7 1-3 15, Vigil 1 0-0 3. 4a all-stars 15 15 20 14 — 64 5a all-stars 17 30 21 24 — 92


pga tour bay hill at bay hill club and lodge orlando, fla. par: 72 (36-36) (a-amateur) Justin Rose John Huh John Rollins Brad Fritsch Charley Hoffman Ryo Ishikawa Tiger Woods Nick Watney Sean O’Hair Thorbjorn Olesen Bill Haas Jimmy Walker Gonzalo Fdez-Castano Ben Kohles

32-33 — 36-31 — 34-34 — 32-36 — 36-33 — 35-34 — 34-35 — 35-34 — 33-36 — 35-34 — 32-37 — 35-34 — 35-34 — 37-32 —

65 67 68 68 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69

-7 -5 -4 -4 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3

Kia classic at aviara golf club, carlsbad, calif. par: 72 (36-36) a—denotes amateur Jane Park 32-34 — Caroline Hedwall 30-37 — Karrie Webb 32-35 — Jessica Korda 33-35 — Giulia Sergas 36-32 — Amanda Blumenherst 34-35 — Paula Creamer 34-35 — Austin Ernst 34-35 — Jodi Ewart Shadoff 34-35 — Haeji Kang 34-35 — Mo Martin 34-35 — Se Ri Pak 34-35 — Inbee Park 35-34 — Beatriz Recari 34-35 — Lizette Salas 35-34 —

66 67 67 68 68 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69

-6 -5 -5 -4 -4 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3

lpga tour

hocKey nhl

west gp d-Chicago 30 d-Anaheim 29 d-Minnesota 29 Vancouver 30 Los Angeles 29 St. Louis 29 Detroit 30 San Jose 29 Phoenix 31 Columbus 30 Nashville 31 Dallas 29 Edmonton 29 Calgary 28 Colorado 29 east gp d-Pittsburgh 31 d-Montreal 30 d-Winnipeg 31 Boston 29 Ottawa 31 Toronto 31 New Jersey 31 Carolina 30 N.Y. Rangers 30 N.Y. Islanders 30 Buffalo 31 Tampa Bay 30 Washington 30 Philadelphia 30 Florida 31

w 24 22 17 15 17 16 14 13 13 12 12 13 11 11 11 w 23 20 16 20 16 16 14 15 15 13 12 13 13 13 9

l 3 3 10 9 10 11 11 10 14 12 13 13 11 13 14 l 8 5 13 6 9 12 11 13 13 14 15 16 16 16 16

ot pts gf ga 3 51 102 66 4 48 99 71 2 36 77 71 6 36 83 83 2 36 88 73 2 34 87 83 5 33 80 79 6 32 71 77 4 30 80 87 6 30 68 79 6 30 75 84 3 29 76 88 7 29 72 85 4 26 81 96 4 26 75 92 ot pts gf ga 0 46 110 81 5 45 97 75 2 34 80 90 3 43 84 61 6 38 78 67 3 35 94 90 6 34 78 85 2 32 85 86 2 32 71 73 3 29 88 101 4 28 84 99 1 27 98 90 1 27 83 87 1 27 81 92 6 24 77 111

d—division leader thursday’s scores Buffalo 5, Toronto 4, SO Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Florida 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 New Jersey 4, Carolina 1 Boston 2, Ottawa 1 Washington 4, Winnipeg 0 Nashville 5, Calgary 3 Vancouver 2, Phoenix 1 Dallas at Los Angeles, late friday’s games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 5 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 8 p.m.


college women goucher 14, colorado college 12 goucher college 10 4 — 14 colorado college 5 7 — 12 goals—CC, Cole 3, Crosby 2, Oates 2, Gaperoni 2, Burchard, Pitkin, Merril. assists—CC, Crosby 3, Burchard, Cole, Pitkin, Staadt. GC, Burnside. saves-minutes—CC, Fink 8-60:00, GC, Shaner 15-60:00.

high school girls’

nonconference cheyenne mountain 16, chaparral 10 chaparral 4 6 — 10 cheyenne mountain 9 7 — 16 goals—CM, Gilbreth 4, Daufenbach 4, Crosby 5, Burch 2, Gelzer 1. assists—CM, Gilbreth 1, Crosby 2, Burch 1. saves-minutes—CM, Pinello 12-50:00. air academy 19, pine creeK 1 air academy 12 7 — 19 pine creek 0 1— 1 goals—PC, Warhoe. AA, Rumbow, Miller 4, Terosa, Sanelka, N. Berg 4, Hamels, Berg 3, Christopherson, Mozzer 2. assists—AA, Miller 3, Terosa, Sanelka, N. Berg 2, Hamels 2, J.Berg 2, Mozzer. saves-minutes—PC, Robertson 15-50:00, AA, Marbaker 2-50:00 palmer ridge 13, denver east 11 palmer ridge 8 5 — 13 denver east 6 5 — 11 goals—PR, Mo. Wolfe 1, Koch 1, Ma. Wolfe 1, Miller 1, Feathers 1, Walker 2, Bryant 4, Braaten 2. assists—PR, Mo. Wolfe 1, Ma. Wolfe 1, Miller 1, Walker 1, Braaten 2. saves-minutes—PR, Knop 10-50:00.

soccer mls

west w l t pts gf ga FC Dallas 2 1 0 6 5 5 Vancouver 2 0 0 6 3 1 Los Angeles 1 0 1 4 5 1 Chivas USA 1 1 1 4 4 5 Real Salt Lake 1 1 1 4 3 2 San Jose 1 1 1 4 3 4 Portland 0 1 2 2 5 6 Colorado 0 2 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 Seattle 0 1 1 east w l t pts gf ga Montreal 3 0 0 9 5 2 Philadelphia 2 1 0 6 4 4 Columbus 1 1 1 4 5 3 Sporting KC 1 1 1 4 4 3 D.C. 1 1 1 4 1 2 Houston 1 1 0 3 4 3 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 3 4 New England 1 1 0 3 1 1 New York 0 1 2 2 4 5 Chicago 0 2 1 1 0 5 note—Three points for victory, one point for tie. saturday’s games Columbus at D.C. United, 1:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New England, 2 p.m. New York at Montreal, 2:30 p.m. Vancouver at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Seattle FC at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.

high school girls’

nonconference sand creeK 4, pueblo west 1 pueblo west 0 1—1 sand creek 1 3—4 goals—SC, L. Vyvlecka 1, Gagnon 2, Decker 1. assists—SC, Tafoya 2 shots on goal—SC 21. saves-minutes—M. Vyvlecka (SC) 2-75:00; Pratt (SC) 2-5:00.

woodland parK 7, rye 2 rye (0-2) 1 1—2 woodland park (2-1-1) 5 2—7 goals—WP, Sieracki 1, Sells 2, Thorne 1, Perales 1, Hiteshew 1, Heidekrueger 1. assists—WP, Sieracki 2, Sells 1, Thorne 1. shots on goal—WP 15. saves-minutes—Wyka (WP) 4-80:00. pueblo east 2, widefield 2 (2ot) pueblo east 2 0 0 0—2 widefield 2 0 0 0—2 goals—WID, Davis 2. assists—WID, Pickens 1, Torres 2. saves-minutes—Hutchison (WID) 5-80:00. coronado 1, palmer 0 palmer (1-4) 0 0—0 coronado (1-2) 1 0—1 goals—COR, Smith 1. assists—COR, Goodreid 1. shots on goal—COR 6, PAL na. saves-minutes—Lambert (COR) 9-80:00. liberty 8, gateway 0 liberty (4-2-1) 6 2—8 gateway (1-2-1) 0 0—0 evangelical christian academy 2, denver christian 1 eca (2-0) 2 0—2 denver christian (0-2) 0 1—1 goals—ECA, Mann 2. assists— ECA, Dorman 1, Kohl 1. shots on goal—ECA 19. saves-minutes—Singleton (ECA) 6-80:00. mesa ridge 11, colorado springs christian school 2 cscs (0-2-1) 0 2—2 mesa ridge (1-3-1) 4 7 —11 goals—MR, Cross 2, Gatzke 7, Hubbard 2. assists— MR, Beauregard 1, Gatzke 1, Grybos 1, Hubbard 1, Stachitus 1. shots on goal—MR, 31. saves-minutes—Garrett (MR) 4-80:00. the classical academy 4, faith christian 0 faith christian (2-2) 0 0—0 the classical academy (3-1) 3 1—4 goals—TCA, Muir 1, M. Troupe 1, Murphy 2. assists—TCA, Muir 1, Sherrill 2. shots on goal—TCA 22, FC na. saves-minutes—LaValley (TCA) 2-70:00, Lind (TCA) 0-10:00. lewis-palmer 6, canon city 0 canon city (2-2-2) 0 0—0 lewis-palmer (3-1) 4 2—6 goals—L-P (Loidolt, Hatton, Coleman 2, Lyons 2). assists— L-P (Lyons). shots on goal—L-P 9. saves-minutes—Arsenault (L-P) 1 80:00.


colorado sKi report

24hrs. depth lifts cond Arapahoe Basin 8” 50” 7 /8 PP Aspen Highlands 0” 43” 5/5 PP Aspen Mountain 0” 44” 6/8 PP Beaver Creek 0” 51” 25/25 PP Breckenridge 3” 64” 31 /31 PP Buttermilk 0” 34” 7/9 PP Copper Mountain 4” 51” 21 /22 PP Crested Butte 3” 41” 14/16 P/PP Eldora 1” 44” 7/12 PP Howelsen CLOSED Keystone 1” 48” 19/20 PP Loveland 5” 57” 8/10 PP Monarch 5½” 62” 6/6 P/PP Powderhorn 5” 55” 4/4 PP Purgatory 6” 53” 8/10 SP Silverton 0” 80” 1/1 P Ski Cooper 0” 42” 43 /5 P/PP Ski Granby Ranch 0” 30” 5/5 SP Snowmass 0” 44” 18/21 PP Steamboat 7” 54” 16/16 PP Sunlight 3” 45” 3/3 PP Telluride 2” 51” 18/18 SP Vail 1” 43” 31 /31 PP Winter Park 4” 62” 19 /24 PP Wolf Creek 3” 71” 6/7 PP P-Powder, PP-Packed Powder, HP-Hard Packed, MM-Machine Made.

tennis wta

sony open results, at Key biscayne, fla. women second round Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, 6-3, 6-2. Li Na (5), China, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-1. Ajla Tomljanovic, Croatia, def. Julia Goerges (24), Germany, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Kirsten Flipkens (30), Belgium, def. Stefanie

Voegele, Switzerland, 6-4, 6-2. Petra Kvitova (7), Czech Republic, def. Peng Shuai, China, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. Sloane Stephens (16), United States, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. Williams (1), USA, def. Pennetta, Italy, 6-1, 6-1. Dominika Cibulkova (13), Slovakia, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 6-2, 6-3. Ayumi Morita, Japan, def. Yanina Wickmayer (31), Belgium, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-3. Caroline Wozniacki (9), Denmark, def. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Garbine Muguruza, Spain, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (23), Russia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, def. Mona Barthel (27), Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (5).

high school girls’ rampart 7, sand creeK 0 at rampart singles—No. 1, Young (RAM) def. Terpak 6-0, 6-0. No. 2, Hartman (RAM) def. Newsome 6-1, 6-0. No. 3, Schmidt (RAM) def. Coan 6-0, 6-0. doubles—No. 1, Cortez/Popescu (RAM) def. Even/Herzog 6-0, 6-1. No. 2, Williams/Erler (RAM) def. Lovato/Sadowsky 6-0, 6-0. No. 3, Hallenback/Fischer (RAM) def. Armstrong/ Amzbre 6-0, 6-0. No. 4, Ablay/Dickinson (RAM) def. Quarrell/McGovern 6-0, 6-0. lewis-palmer 7, sand creeK 0 (late tuesday) at sand creek singles—No. 1, Brandes (LP) def. Terpak 0-6, 0-6. No. 2, Wilder (LP) def. Newsome 0-6, 1-6.. No. 3, Malloy (LP) def. Coan 1-6, 0-6. doubles—No. 1, Arnold/Menney (LP) def. Herzog/Even 0-6, 1-6. No. 2, Christner/Barne def. Lovato/Sadowsky 0-6, 1-6. No. 3, Olson/Still (LP) def. Armstrong/Joyner 0-6, 0-6. No. 4, Mills/Harvey (LP) def. Quarell/McGovern 0-6, 0-6. mitchell 4, palmer 3 (late tuesday) at palmer singles—No. 1, Hutson-Larkin (MIT) def. Lutton 7-6, 6-0. No. 2, Hess (MIT) def. Jarrett 6-3, 3-6, 5-7. No. 3, Woods (MIT) def. Butts 7-5, 4-6, 1-0. doubles—No. 1, Smith/Salmeron (MIT) def. Riley/Shields 7-5, 6-3. No. 2, Schlort/Morales (PAL) def. Dabeet/Watts 6-1, 6-2. No. 3, Reinking/Branch (PAL) def. Peterson/D. Dickerson 6-0, 6-2. No. 4, Sullivan/Clemmans (PAL) def. Ham/Willis 6-0, 6-0.

transactions baseball

american league BOSTON RED SOX—Reassigned RHP Chris Carpenter, and RHP Oscar Villarreal to their minor league camp.

football nfl ARIZONA CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with DE Frostee Rucker on a one-year contract. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed WR Jordan Shipley. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Announced OT Branden Albert signed his franchise tender. NEW YORK GIANTS—Re-signed QB David Carr. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed S Darcel McBath to a one-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS—Agreed to terms with S Bernard Pollard on a one-year contract.


nhl NHL—Suspended Toronto F Joffrey Lupul two games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman during a March 20 game. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Assigned D Mike Komisarek to Toronto (AHL).

soccer major league soccer MLS—Fined New England MF Juan Toja an undisclosed amount for embellishment intended to deceive the referee in a March 16 game against Philadelphia. Fined Chivas USA assistant coach Walter Fleita an additional $500 for irresponsible behavior in the technical area during a March 17 game against LA Galaxy.


AIR FORCE— Adam McKenzie named AHA Defenseman of the Year in hockey. Andrew Hamilton, Mike Radosevich, Max Reilly, and Garrett Womack named to 2012 Western Water Polo Association All-Academic team. COLORADO COLLEGE—Jack Burger and Katie Patterson named Men’s and Women’s Player of the Week in tennis. FLORIDA STATE—Suspended sprinters Ronell Mance and Stephen Newbold indefinitely, after a shooting incident.

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Colorado coach Tad Boyle talks to his players during practice Thursday before Friday’s game vs. Illinois.

Buffs on rise; Illini have been there The Associated Press —

AUSTIN, TexAS • For 50 years, Colorado could usually be dismissed as a program floating around the backwaters of college basketball. Since coach Tad Boyle arrived in 2010, Colorado sure looks like a program on the rise. Boyle has led Colorado to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1962-63, and the No. 10-seed Buffs (21-11) are a trendy early round upset pick when they face No. 7 seed Illinois (22-12) on Friday in the East Regional. “We’re the pretty girl right now,” Colorado forward Spencer Dinwiddie said Thursday. “Everybody wants to pick us.” Colorado wouldn’t have been anyone’s pick until Boyle arrived from Northern Colorado. Since then, the Buffaloes have averaged 23 wins. Last season they stormed through the Pac12 Tournament to win an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, then snagged an opening-round win over UNLV. Energized by that experience, Colorado earned an at-large bid to this season’s NCAA Tournament after a solid 10-8 finish in the Pac-12. “When coach was recruiting me, he talked about wanting to build Colorado into a perennial Top 25 program. I think you see the strides that we’re making toward that,” Dinwiddie said. “And we are just going to get better.” Boyle, a former Kansas player, is building Colorado’s foundation on players like Dinwiddie, a forward from California who led the team in scoring, and Texan Andre Roberson, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year who ranks second nationally in rebounds with 11.3 a game. Roberson grew up in San

Antonio, about 75 miles south of Austin, and was passed over by the major programs in the Lone Star State until he had already decided to take his game to the Rocky Mountains. “I was kind of a late bloomer. The Texas schools didn’t come in until late,” Roberson said. “I took it as a sign of disrespect.” For Boyle, attracting talent like Roberson and Dinwiddie and starting freshman Josh Scott from Lewis-Palmer took making a hard sell on what Colorado could be, not what it had been. Colorado had been to the NCAA Tournament just 10 times between 1940 and 2011. Comparing basketball pedigrees with Illinois isn’t even close. The Illini have been to the NCAA Tournament 30 times, 11 since 2000. Illinois missed last season’s tournament but returns with a senior-laden lineup under first-year coach John Groce. The Illini burst through a 12-0 start that included winning the Maui Invitational and a win over Gonzaga, the team that entered the NCAA tournament at the top seed in the West Region and ranked No. 1. The schedule got much tougher when the Big Ten season started in January. After a 2-7 start in league play, Illinois rallied to an 8-10 finish and enters the NCAA Tournament having lost three of their past four games. Illinois guard D.J. Richardson noted Friday’s game “could possibly be our last” and the team wants to “come out and fight and have fun.” While that could come across as a sense of doom from Illini players, it could also be a quiet confidence from a team that had to slug its way through the nation’s toughest conference to get here.

notes Air Force 69, Hawaii 65

At Honolulu: Air Force survived a monstrous first-half collapse Wednesday night to earn its first postseason road victory in program history. Mike Fitzgerald made both ends of a 1-and-1 with 7 seconds remaining to seal the Falcons’ victory in the first round of the Tournament. The Falcons will travel to Weber State for a second-round game at 7 p.m. Saturday in Ogden, Utah. Fitzgerald’s free throws came after Air Force scored on three consecutive possessions to hold onto a small lead late. “Just staying calm is the biggest thing,” Fitzgerald told KVOR’s Jim Arthur after the senior forward scored 25 points with nine rebounds. Air Force certainly could have let this one get away. The Falcons raced to a 19-5 lead in the opening 10 minutes, but watched as Hawaii rushed back to take a six-point lead. After trailing 34-31 at halftime, Air Force built a quick early lead in the second half and kept Hawaii at bay the rest of the way despite a strong inside game for the Rainbow Warriors, led by 24 points from Isaac Fotu. Hawaii had the ball trailing by two points late in the game but opted for a 3-point attempt to take the lead rather than trying to get it inside. The 3-point shot missed, Fitzgerald came up with the board and sealed it at the line. This is the first postseason road victory for the program and just the third Air Force team to win a

postseason game of any kind. The 2010-11 team won its CIT opener and the 2006-07 team advanced to the NIT semifinals.

Maryland 62, Denver 52

At College Park, Md.: Dez Wells scored 19 points and Maryland (2412) rallied in the final 9 minutes to beat Denver Thursday night in the second round of the NIT. Chris Udolfia scored 24 for the Pioneers (22-10), including 19 during a first half that featured three ties and 12 lead changes.

N. Colorado 71, Wyoming 63

At Laramie, Wyo.: Lauren Oosdyke scored 16 points while Fountain-Fort Carson grad D’shara Strange and Lindsay Mallon added 15 apiece to lead UNC (21-12) in the first round of the Women’s NIT. Strange suffered a knee or ankle injury with 6 minutes left and had to be helped off the court.

Jeffery Named WBCA allRegion

Colorado’s Chucky Jeffery, a Sierra High School graduate, was named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) allChucky Region nominee Jeffery for the 2013 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team. Jeffery, who eads Colorado in scoring (13.9 ppg), assists (3.9 apg), rebounds (8.3 rpg) and steals (2.2 spg), is one of 52 all-Region nominees nationwide.

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California guard Allen Crabbe celebrates during the second half of the Bears’ victory over UNLV on Thursday. Crabbe had 19 points and nine rebounds as California joined Oregon as No. 12 seeds that beat No. 5 seeds. Midwest Regional

east Regional

Louisville 79, North Carolina A&T 48

Butler 68, Bucknell 56

At Lexington, Ky.: Andrew Smith had a double-double including a career-high 16 rebounds, Roosevelt Jones added 14 points and Butler made its free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell. After trailing for most of the game, 11th-seeded Bucknell got back into it with a 19-2 secondhalf run. But after Joe Willman’s jumper cut Butler’s lead to 43-42 with 6:56 left, the Bison (28-6) went almost five minutes without scoring. Butler went 18-of-20 at the line in the last 4:43.

At Lexington, Ky.: Pay attention, No. 1s. This is how it’s done. Russ Smith scored 23 points and set a Louisville NCAA Tournament record with a career-high eight steals, and Peyton Siva had eight assists as the Cardinals demolished North Carolina A&T. Louisville finished with a season-high 20 steals as it forced the Aggies (20-17) into 27 turnovers. Rick Pitino and the Big East champions quickly ended a postseason run for the Aggies, who finally earned their first NCAA tournament win on Tuesday. Bruce Beckford led North Carolina A&T with 12 points.

Marquette 59, Davidson 58

Michigan State 65, Valparaiso 54

At Auburn Hills, Mich.: Derrick Nix had 23 points and a careerhigh 15 rebounds to help power third-seeded Michigan State get past 14th-seeded Valparaiso. The Spartans went on a 26-5 run in the first half to take control.

Saint Louis 64, New Mexico State 44

At San Jose, Calif.: Dwayne Evans scored 24 points and Cody Ellis added 12 points as fourthseeded Saint Louis overwhelmed New Mexico State. Playing through the death of Rick Majerus in December, Saint Louis reached another mark for its late coach. The Billikens (28-6) eclipsed the 1988-89 team’s school record of 27 victories. Evans shot 11 of 16 and finished a point shy of his career best to propel Saint Louis past 7-foot-5 New Mexico State freshman Sim Bhullar.

Oregon 68, Oklahoma St. 55

At San Jose, Calif.: Damyean Dotson scored 17 points and Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 17 rebounds to help 12thseeded Oregon extend a run that began in the Pac-12 Tournament by beating fifth-seeded Oklahoma. Dominic Artis scored 13 points and helped frustrate Oklahoma State star freshman Marcus Smart on the defensive end to give the Ducks (27-8) their first tournament win in six years.

Memphis 54, Saint Mary’s 52

At Auburn Hills, Mich.: Matthew Dellavedova’s 3-pointer from the right wing sailed long as time expired, allowing sixth-seeded Memphis to hold on for a win over 11th-seeded Saint Mary’s.

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Marquette guard Vander Blue scores the game-winning basket with 1 second left against davidson Thursday. west Regional

Gonzaga 64, Southern 58

At Salt Lake City: A March Madness warm-up turned into a great escape for Gonzaga. The Zags got pushed to the limit by Southern, pulling out a victory in the closing minutes to avoid becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Kelly Olynyk led the Zags (32-2) with 21 points.

Arizona 81, Belmont 64

At Salt Lake City: Mark Lyons scored 23 points and sixthseeded Arizona rolled past No. 11 seed Belmont. The Wildcats (26-7) used their huge size advantage to shut down the Bruins (26-7), who are 0-6 in tourney games. Arizona held a 44-18 edge on the boards and outscored Belmont 36-18 in the paint.

Wichita State 73, Pittsburgh 55

At Salt Lake City: Malcolm Armstead scored 22 points, Cleanthony Early added 21 and ninth-seeded Wichita State ousted Pittsburgh. Freshman Steven Adams led Pitt (24-9) with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Harvard 68, New Mexico 62

At Salt Lake City: Wesley Saunders scored 18 points and Laurent Rivard had 17 to help 14th-seeded Harvard pull off Thursday’s biggest upset in the NCAA Tournament, a win over No. 3 New Mexico. The Ivy League advanced for the first time in the tournament since 2010. It also was Harvard’s first NCAA tourney win. south Regional

Michigan 71, South Dakota State 56

At Auburn Hills, Mich.: Glenn Robinson III scored 21 points and Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourthseeded Michigan get a victory over 13th-seeded South Dakota State.

VCU 88, Akron 42

At Auburn Hills, Mich.: Troy Daniels had 23 points, Juvonte Reddic scored 21 and VCU routed Akron in the most lopsided victory by a fifth-seeded team over a No. 12 in NCAA Tournament history. The previous mark was set by Wyoming in a 35-point win over Howard in 1981 and matched by Tennessee against Long Beach State in 2007, according to STATS.

At Lexington, Ky.: Vander Blue’s layup with one second left capped Marquette’s rally from a nine-point deficit and gave the third-seeded Golden Eagles a victory over Davidson. Blue and Jamil Wilson made consecutive 3-pointers to bring Marquette within 58-57 with 11 seconds left. The Golden Eagles then caught a huge break when De’Mon Brooks’ long inbounds pass went out of bounds at midcourt with 5.5 seconds left, providing another opportunity. Blue took full advantage after getting Wilson’s inbounds pass, driving left and finding room for the winning basket.

California 64, UNLV 61

At San Jose, Calif.: Allen Crabbe had 19 points and nine rebounds, while reserve Robert Thurman scored all 12 of his points on dunks as 12th-seeded California held off fifth-seeded UNLV. Buoyed by the crowd support of a strong contingent so close to Berkeley, the Golden Bears (21-11) held the Runnin’ Rebels (25-10) without a basket for more than 11 minutes in the second half. Cal turned a tie game into a ninepoint lead during that stretch and withstood a late UNLV push. The Rebels rallied to within a point in the final seconds before missed free throws and a costly inbounds pass sealed the loss.

Syracuse 81, Montana 34

At San Jose, Calif.: Brandon Triche scored 20 points, C.J. Fair added 13 and fourth-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 13 seed Montana with its zone defense in a 81-34 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. Michael Carter-Williams chipped in four points, eight rebounds and nine assists as the Orange (27-9) raced out to an early lead that grew as big as 50 points and coasted past the Grizzlies (25-7).

CSU: Missouri surge matched by one by CSU from page 1 —

this an intriguing matchup. Besides balanced offenses with at least four starters averaging in double figures, Colorado State and Missouri also have thrived on the glass. The Rams entered the game with a rebound margin of 12.1 per game, tops in the nation, with the Tigers third at 9.6. Iverson averaged 14.7 points to key Colorado State’s return to the tournament along with Eustachy, who led Southern Mississippi here last year. The 6-foot-10 senior has been helped by Eikmeier (12.7 points), Green (12.8 points)

and Smith (11.1). Missouri meanwhile featured one of the field’s most balanced offenses, with Laurence Bowers (14.4 points) leading five starters averaging at least 11 points. Pressey has been one of the Tigers’ most interesting stories, a talented guard who has tended to make mistakes in key moments. That made for an entertaining first half that Colorado State led 47-38 by setting the offensive pace before falling into an endto-end game more to Missouri’s liking. Missouri closed to 49-45 early in the second half, but the Rams responded 17-4.

colorado state forward Greg smith shoots as Missouri forward Laurence Bowers defends during the first half of their second-round NcAA game thursday in Lexington, Ky. the AssociAted Press


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I’m an old geezer with fond memories of when you could pull into a gas station and tell the kid to fill it up and check the tires, oil (the kid holding up the dipstick so you could see it: “Sir, you’re a quart low”) and water. In fact, at one time, I was that kid. Those days are long gone, but that leaves me with a problem. I’m a bit arthritic, and it is difficult for me to bend over and contort myself to check the air pressure in my tires, and much more so to wrestle that air hose that really wants to contract back into its hole. I suppose I could check the oil and water myself, but I’d really rather not. I’d be willing to pay for this extra service, but I can’t find anywhere that offers it in my neighborhood, maybe not even in my city. I wouldn’t want to pay a lot — it shouldn’t take someone who’s more nimble than I more than five minutes. I suppose I could take my car to my mechanic’s shop, but it seems kind of lame to ask him to check the, you know, air, water and oil. Of course, I am kind of lame! Any suggestions? – Rick TOM: You’re right, Rick, that these sorts of services are rarely provided anymore. What you may not know is that they’re hardly necessary anymore, either. RAY: In the old days, everything leaked: crankcases, radiators, tires. But cars are much better now, and are much more maintenance-free (on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis) than they’ve ever been. TOM: And when you do have a leak, there’s often an idiot light now to let you know about it. We had an extra set of idiot lights installed in my brother’s car just to give the lights a fighting chance against him. RAY: nowadays, if you lose tire pressure, all new cars have tire-pressure-monitoring systems that will alert you on the dashboard. TOM: Most new cars have coolant-level indicators now to tell you if you’ve lost coolant. That gives you a heads-up that you’re a little low before the idiot light comes on to warn you that your engine is about to melt. RAY: For oil, more and more cars have oil-level lights, in addition to the old oil-pressure lights. And car batteries are all sealed now and maintenance-free. TOM: So, you just don’t need to check those things with every fill-up, like you did in years past. And if you have a well-maintained, modern car with tire-pressure monitoring, you easily can go three to six months between checking that stuff. RAY: If you have an older car, a high-mileage car or a car with a known problem, obviously, you’ll have to check things more often. TOM: But whenever it IS time, it’s absolutely fine to go to a repair shop and ask them to look at the fluids and tire pressure for you. We have older customers who come in and ask us to do that all the time. We do it for free, as a courtesy, and then we add a hundred bucks to their next repair bill. RAY: not true! Usually, the customer will tip the guy who checks everything five or 10 bucks. That makes everybody happy. TOM: You also can search online (or beg a grandchild to do it for you, Rick!) for “full-service gas stations” in your area. There aren’t a lot of them left, these days, but there seem to be at least a few in every city. If you find one of those nearby, take your business there. RAY: You’ll pay for those services there, too, but it’ll be in the form of a few extra cents a gallon. And you’ll even get your windshield cleaned. Wouldn’t that be a treat? ■

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Fresh, second-generation Buick Enclave for 2013 BY Ann M. JOB ■ ASSOCIATeD PReSS The Buick enclave, the best-selling, seven-seat, premium- or luxury-branded sport utility vehicle in the United States, is refreshed for 2013 with updated front, rear and interior styling and a more controlled, smooth ride. The 2013 enclave also features the auto industry’s first front-seat center air bag. With it, the enclave received the top overall rating of five-out-of-five stars from the federal government for passenger protection in frontal and side crashes. Another highlight: The enclave’s 115.2 cubic feet of cargo space is huge compared with competitors such as the Acura MDX and Volvo XC90. The enclave also is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports, which notes the enclave’s reliability has improved to average. Still, keeping the same V-6 that was in last year’s enclave, the 2013 enclave remains at the lower end in fuel economy among crossover SUVs, which are those built on car-based, rather than truck, platforms. The highest federal government fuel economy rating for a 2013 enclave is 17 miles per gallon in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway. So, the expected city/highway average range on a tank of gasoline, per the federal government, is not quite 400 miles. Starting retail price is $39,340 for a base, front-wheel drive, 2013 enclave

with cloth-covered seats and no sunroof. The lowest starting retail price for a 2013 enclave with all-wheel drive is $45,355, and leather-trimmed seats are included with every all-wheel drive enclave. All enclaves come with a rearview camera to help drivers see what’s behind them as they back up and a power liftgate, among other things. There is one engine in the enclave — a naturally aspirated, 288-horsepower, double overhead cam, direct-injection V-6 — and it’s mated to a six-speed automatic. The 2013 Acura MDX, which has a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $44,175, has a 300-horsepower V-6 mated to a sixspeed automatic. All MDX models come standard with all-wheel drive, leather seat trim, rearview camera, power liftgate, heated front seats and moonroof, anong other things. Another competitor, the 2013 Volvo XC90, has a starting retail price of $40,595 as a front-wheel drive model with 240-horsepower, inline six cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic. Standard on every XC90 are leathertrimmed seats and a moonroof, among other things. Sales of 56,703 enclaves in calendar 2012 were down from 58,392 the year-earlier. But the sales still topped the 50,584 sales in 2012 of the MDX. The 2013 enclave is just the second generation model, coming after the

original enclave debuted in 2007. The 2013 enclave retains plenty of familiarity with the first generation. As an example, while the new lights in front and back are light-emitting diodes that add interest and flair, the enclave has the same basic shape it always had. The hood looks higher, and the grille is bigger and more showy, but there’s no mistaking the enclave for something else. Inside, the enclave feels updated but not foreign. The blinkers still click with an old-fashioned, metallic sound, and the gear shifter in the center console has a retro look. But new materials and stitching that extends across the top of the dashboard and onto the top ledges of the inside doors impart a rich interior, and soft-touch plastics are evident. even the different dark brown interior leather trim called cocoa was unexpectedly pretty in the test enclave. This color is new for 2013. Adding an upscale and modern feel was the attractive, new, blue ambient lighting that outlined the interior doors. Two windows in the ceiling — one a working moonroof above the front seats and the other a skylight above the second row — gave an airy, open feel. They were a $1,400 option even on the test enclave, which was a top-of-the-line, all-wheel drive model with the Premium group of added equipment. The enclave looked substantial and rode with heft. Stretching nearly 17 feet long from bumper to bumper, the enclave

tucked closely into a residential garage. Riding on shiny, 19-inch wheels, the new enclave retained the smooth and mostly quiet ride that enclaves are known for. But the handling seemed a bit tightened from the first generation. It’s not enough of a change to say the enclave has a performance feel, but there’s not as much of a pillowy, cushioned ride, either. Buick officials say the independent, MacPherson strut front suspension now has a direct-acting stabilizer bar. There also are new dampers and springs in front to reduce the heavy feel that can come from large wheels at the corners. The enclave is truly functional. Opening the liftgate and putting down the back two rows of seats gave enormous cargo room and a flat floor that came in handy for trips to the home improvement stores. Seats went down and up easily, with accessible levers and straps to control the up and down motions. Speaking of levers, the enclave has nearly invisible levers at the outer side of each of the second-row captain’s chairs that allow these seats to move fore and aft on their tracks to adjust legroom between second- and third rows. Another mechanism moves the second-row seats up and out of the way to provide decent access to the third row. The 33.2 inches of third-row legroom is generous, given the 29.1 inches in the back of the MDX. ■

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Shove Chapel, Colorado College March 23, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. A Seasonal Celebration of Wonder, Love, Joy and Hope – Handel, Mozart, J.S. Bach, Ives, and Vaughn Williams. – The Colorado Springs Chorale with the Springs Camerata. “Shove Chapel is among my favorite places for performing and hearing great musical works, ...a visually appealing and acoustically gracious setting.” ~ D.P.J. Suggested Donations at the Door: $15 Adult, $5 Children

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A photo titled “Sunset over Missing Town, Fukushima, 2011” is part of the “Voices from Japan: Perspectives on Disaster and Hope,” which opens Monday at the Cornerstone Arts Center. The most powerful recorded earthquake in Japan’s history struck the Tohoku region in March 2011, causing tsunami waves more than 100 feet high. Joan Ericson, who was in Japan on a sabbatical, experienced the disasters’ aftermath.

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How do we move forward after devastation and tragedy leave their mark on us? Joan Ericson, a Colorado College professor who teaches Japanese literature, language and culture courses, received a taste of tragedy two years ago. She and her husband witnessed the ravages of the earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear disasters in Japan’s Tohoku region in spring 2011. She was studying the history of Japanese children’s literature while there on a yearlong sabbatical from teaching. Safe in their home in Kyoto, word came to turn on the TV. “We were glued to the TV, watching news. Tsunami waves are unbelievably forceful: They swept cars, houses and large ships along in their wake,” she wrote in an email interview. “These disasters caused me to rethink priorities and be more aware of HEATHEr how we take so much for oElKlAuS granted.” “Two Tanka,” So when she learned of Kanji Chiba Isao Tsujimoto’s “Voices from Japan: Perspectives on Disaster and Hope,” a traveling multimedia exhibit that debuted in New York City last summer, she felt compelled to bring it to the area. The exhibit is composed of photos of Tohoku, sketches of homeless survivors, photo collages of unclaimed family photos, calligraphy and a film based on the poems and photos. She found it especially timely in the wake of our own recent disaster: the Waldo Canyon fire. The exhibit opens at the I.D.E.A. Space at Cornerstone Arts Center on Monday. “I’d like viewers to learn more about Japan and the three disasters of two years ago,” Ericson writes. “But perhaps more importantly, I’d like to show also how literature and the arts can provide a means of expression for those who continue to suffer from disaster.” Jessica Hunter-Larsen, curator of the I.D.E.A. Space, was attracted to the exhibit for similar reasons. “I always ask myself what can the arts

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tell us about something that you can’t know from any other source?” HunterLarsen says. “If you want somebody to know about tsunami devastation, why wouldn’t you just tell them? What is it about writing a poem, what can we learn from them that we can’t in any other way? I found that appealing about this project, that it demonstrates there is information and emotional content that helps us understand what others have experienced.” What Ericson witnessed two years ago marked her indelibly, and left her with a desire to help the suffering Japanese people. Her contribution came when she and two other translators transformed tanka (31-syllable Japanese poems), which were written by Japanese citizens in response to the tsunami, into English. One hundred tanka will be part of the exhibit. The exhibit is part of an interdisciplinary project, which uses a number of different mediums to look at one topic. It includes a dance performance, films, speakers and panel discussions, origami and the world premiere of a song based on selected poems. A portion of the exhibit will include poetry, photos and art work by local citizens in response to last summer’s fire. —

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details “voices from japan: perspectives on disaster and hope” When: Opening reception and gallery talk, 6 p.m. Monday, runs through April 6. Where: I.D.E.A. Space, Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College, 825 N. Cascade Ave. Tickets: Free; 389-6607, ideaspace Other events All free and located in Colorado College; 389-6607, “Tapestries of Apocalypse — From Angers to ‘Nausicaa’ and Beyond”: lecture by Susan Napier, professor of the Japanese programs at Tufts University, 11:15 a.m. Monday, Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Screening of the anime film “Ponyo”: with introduction by Susan Napier, 4 p.m. Monday, Film Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. “Witnessing the Aftermath — A Panel Discussion”: with witnesses to the Tohoku region earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Film Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.

“Voices From Japan Translated — A Panel Discussion”: discussion of the tanka poems from the exhibit, 4 p.m. Thursday, Film Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. “Geology of the Region — A Panel Discussion”: 4 p.m. March 29, Film Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. “Reconstruction of Tohoku Region — Screening of Two Films: includes “Can You See Our Lights? First Festival After the Tsunami” and “Fukushima Hula Girls,” 3-6 p.m. March 30, Film Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. Sounds of “Voices from Japan” Concert: with Donna Tatsuki, Kanji Wakiyama and Claudia Pintaudi, and the world premiere of a song based on poetry from the exhibit, 7 p.m. March 30 and 3 p.m. March 31, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. A reception will follow both shows, March 30, Packard Hall; March 31, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. “Environmental Ethics — A Panel Discussion”: 4 p.m. April 4, Film Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.


‘Admission’ lets few laughs in Actors go long way to save tale that veers into many side topics, clichés by roger moore McClatchy Newspapers —

Tina Fey makes funny TV shows, funny movies and funny books. Director Paul Weitz often goes for something beyond funny — emotional stories of parents and children trying to puzzle out something beyond the flesh and blood that bond them. She did “30 Rock” and “Date Night.” He did “About a Boy” and “Being Flynn.” And somewhere on the uncertain ground between the two is “Admission.” It’s a romantic comedy — of sorts — about a lovelorn Princeton admissions officer forced to reconcile her judgmental job with the news that the baby she gave up for adoption 17 years ago might be applying to Princeton. It’s not a particularly satisfying comedy, but thanks to the cast and some of the odd directions it takes, “Admission” is an intensely likable one. Portia (Fey) spends her days competing with Corinne (Gloria Reuben) to see who can be the snobbiest in front of the head of admissions (Wallace Shawn), hoping against hope to get the top job when he retires. She comes home to her English lit professor live-in beau (Michael Sheen), who reads Chaucer aloud and declares “I like this life. I do, I do!” No children, an academic setting, a life of letters and purpose — what’s not to like about it? But calls are coming in. Quest, a new alternative school where kids learn to split wood, milk cows, build robots and think for themselves, has a star student. And his teacher, John (Paul Rudd), is determined to get Portia’s attention. The student, Jeremiah (Nat Wolff ), could be “Princeton material.” There’s something else John wants to get across, in between awkward moments of violating Princeton policy and instances


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Actors dazzle as animated ‘first family’ by roger moore

an animated cave family survives by not taking risks — until their world is turned upside down — in “the Croods,” a fun and visually endearing kids’ movie.

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Skip past the lame title and weary Stone Age premise. “The Croods” is the first pleasant surprise of spring, a gorgeous kids’ cartoon with heart and wit, if not exactly a firm grasp of paleontology. It’s about a family of cave men and women who have survived, unlike their neighbors, by minimizing risk. But risk is how we grow, how we better our lives and achieve great things. That’s just one of the things the Croods learn as their world turns upside down — literally. Earthquakes and volcanoes do tend to upend a neighborhood. Daddy Grug, hilariously and sensitively voiced by Nicolas Cage, has just one motto, one he reinforces in the family cave as he tells stories and animates his lessons on the cave wall: “Never be NOT afraid.” His athletic daughter Eep (an energetic Emma Stone) may bristle at that as she invents rock climbing, parkour and assorted dangerous sports while exploring their limited world. But fear has kept them all — Grug, Eep, mother Ugga (Catherine Keener), lunky brother Thunk (Clark Duke), Gran (Cloris Leachman) and feral baby Sandy (Randy Thom) — alive. They hide in their cave at night, huddled in a dogpile. They only go out to feed. An epic egg hunt (the creatures in their world

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have more to do with Dr. Seuss than Darwin) that opens the film shows what they have to go through just to eat. They basically invent football (and the way Fox Sports covers it) with this gonzo chase through the high desert. But Eep has slipped out at night, lured by a strange light. Let’s call it “fire.” She’s also lured by the handsome lad who has fire. Let’s call him “Guy,” given a typical wry and sarcastic turn by Ryan Reynolds. Guy has a sloth he’s tamed and uses as a belt, named “Belt.” He cooks. You know, because he has fire.

He’s got shoes. For your feet. Eep and Ugga go all Manolo Blahnik on those. And Guy has a message, which everybody but Grug hears. “Our world is ending.” The earthquakes and eruptions mean they have to migrate, to move on, because “Tomorrow is a place where things are better.” The big lug Grug thinks “Ideas are for weaklings,” but he comes around, inventing the “long, slow trip across the country” that will “bring us together, as a family.” Right. The animation is first rate, even if the

and most of the cabinet. (Hollywood, Cinemark, Tinseltown) “Spring Breakers” — (Comedy, R, 1 hour, 33 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. See review on Page 8. A quartet of young women arrive on St. Petersburg Beach, and find themselves at the wrong party. (Hollywood, Cinemark, Tinseltown)

“Stoker” — (Psychological thriller R, 1 hour, 33 minutes). Grade: B+, Colin Covert. See review on Page 7. When India’s (Mia Wasikowska) father dies, and her creepy uncle (Matthew Goode) comes to live with her and her mom (Nicole Kidman), people start to mysteriously die. (Kimball’s)

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sPeCiaLTY Best Picture Classics: “american Beauty” — (Drama, R, 2 hours, 2 minutes). The 1999 film features a depressed suburban father (Kevin Spacey), who develops an infatuation for his daughter’s friend. 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. (Tinseltown) “A Deeper Shade of Blue” — (History, PG-13, 2 hours, 30 minutes). Jack McCoy’s 2011 film includes a panel discussion with the director and surfing legends the Marshall Brothers, Derek Hynd and others. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. (Tinseltown) oNgoiNg “21 and Over” — (Comedy, R, 1 hour,

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Cast: Voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, Catherine Keener Directors: Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Rated: PG for some scary action cutesy critters bear the hallmarks of codirector Chris Sanders’ “Lilo & Stitch” and “How to Train Your Dragon” — wide, round faces, big cuddly eyes. Another Sanders touch? Emotion. For all the (mostly weak) wisecracks about Grug wishing his mother-in-law dead, “The Croods” has a warm sense of family, responsibility and letting Dad save face. And the actors are, to a one, dazzling — getting across emotions and delivering this very visual comedy’s verbal zingers with great timing. Cage, Stone and Keener are naturals at this sort of acting. “The Croods” aren’t the Flintstones. But mercifully, they aren’t living in the Ice Age, either. That makes the movie about them a welcome 3-D cartoon, the first decent kids’ movie of the year.


33 minutes). Grade: B, Peter Hartlaub. In the college party comedy directed by the writers of “The Hangover,” a straight-A student celebrates his 21st birthday. The night turns into a spectacle of drunken debauchery as the film treads heavily through “Harold and Kumar” territory but covers some new ground as well.’’ (Cinemark, Tinseltown) “Beautiful Creatures” — (Drama, PG-13, 2 hours, 3 minutes). Not reviewed. A teenager falls for the new girl in town. Her supernatural powers are more than he bargained for. (Picture Show) “The Call” — (Thriller, R, 1 hour, 30 minutes). Grade: C, Roger Moore. The first two-thirds of the thriller is riveting, as a 911 operator (Halle Berry) receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted. It goes downhill when the operator leaves to do the detecting on her own. (Hollywood, Cinemark, Tinseltown) “Dead Man Down” — (Thriller, R, 1 hour, 50 minutes). Grade: D, Roger Moore. —

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‘Stoker’ a fractured fairy tale

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The weirdly eccentric character thriller stars Noomi Rapace as a woman seeking revenge on the drunk driver who ruined her life. She seduces a mob enforcer (Colin Farrell) to carry out her plot. Rapace is all over the place with her performance, which also seems to dismay her fellow actors. (Tinseltown) “Django unchained” — (Western drama, R, 2 hours, 45 minutes). Grade: C, Roger Moore. In writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, which is set in the preCivil War South, a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. While the players are in fine form, the rest of it is a hit-and-miss affair, with some amusing reimaginings tucked in among the bloodspattered bore. (Picture Show) “emperor” — (Historical drama, PG-13, 1 hour, 45 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. Depictions of the place and time are spot-on, as well as the investigations and interrogations. But the love story turns it all into melodrama, robbing a forgotten piece of history of its potential to educate in addition to entertain. (Cinemark) “escape from planet earth” — (Animation, PG, 1 hour, 35 minutes). Not reviewed. Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a dangerous alien planet. Source: IMDb. (Hollywood, Tinseltown) “a good Day to Die Hard” — (Action, R, 1 hour, 37 minutes). Grade: D-, Roger Moore. Bruce Willis as John McClane discovers his son is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear weapons heist. (Tinseltown, Cinemark) “Hansel and gretel: Witch Hunters” — (Action, R, 1 hour, 28 minutes). Grade: D, Roger Moore. The film is more Gatling guns and grenades than The Brothers Grimm. It takes the kidnapped kiddies, Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton), into adulthood, where

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There’s a suggestion of vampirism in the title of “Stoker.” The stylish chiller shares its name with Dracula’s author, but its fixation on blood moves in a different direction — deposits, not withdrawals. The tale concerns bad blood being transfused from one generation to the next. The blood relations in question are prim, privileged India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska), whose father dies in a car crash on her 18th birthday; her icy, passive-aggressive mother, Evelyn (Nicole Kidman), and longabsent Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode). Charlie views the funeral from afar but takes center stage at the wake. Projecting self-satisfied charm unbecoming for a bereaved sibling, he mesmerizes Evelyn and turns moody India’s head, as well. Soon emotionally incestuous vibes are crackling around their old-money mansion like static electricity. Is Charlie after Evelyn and her fortune? Or India, with her promise and potential as an accomplice? As the attractive, elegant characters inflict punishment both unsettling and horrifying, the film asks us to ponder whether evil is innate in humanity — a family trait like freckles — or a matter of learned, imitative behavior. “Just as a flower doesn’t choose its color,” India declares, “so we don’t choose what we are going to be.” In this poisoned fairy tale, it’s hardly so open and shut. “Stoker” will leave you with more questions than answers — and quite a few nightmares. The Stoker estate is almost a character unto itself, with a forbidding basement where hanging lights go a-swinging “Psycho”-style and the old freezer is just right for a body. It’s not hard to predict trouble from Charlie, whose icepick smile and vacant, predatory eyes signal his sinister nature straight away. It’s clear his character arc is going to mimic a hatchet stroke and sure enough, people he perceives as impediments will not be reprising their roles in any sequels.

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Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman Director: Chan-wook Park Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Rated: R for disturbing, violent and sexual content

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Nicole Kidman, left, and Mia Wasikowska shine as mother and daughter in the eerily compelling, mysterious “Stoker.” You’ll think about this story long after. As the bodies fall, the big question is who will be the final heir of this wealthy and apparently doomed lineage. The rich, wide-ranging score provides hints. Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” with themes of an abducted child and vengeance, surfaces repeatedly. The sultry Lee Hazelwood — Nancy Sinatra duet “Summer Wine” amps up India’s jealousy against Evelyn. A throbbing Philip Glass piano piece played in tandem by Charlie and India gives form to their twisted uncle-niece dynamic. Their relationship is depicted as disturbing and mutually destructive, yet granted genuinely poetic interludes.The film evokes a time when film studios were willing to invest in morally complex stories. Renowned South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s first American production has the enthralling visuals and elegantly creepy tone that have earned him the devotion of fanboys and critics alike. His great gift is suggesting a hostile world beneath a placid surface. Balancing knuckle-gnawing anxiety and florid melodrama, he finds his characters charismatic and toxic, pathetic and frightening, absurd and overwhelmingly sad.

Kidman’s performance is among her career-defining roles, and she tears into the ripe dialogue with gusto. Goode is diabolical as the suave, strangely unemotional interloper. But this is Wasikowska’s film, her interpretation of youthful angst, confusion and romantic naiveté shading into something dark and dreadful. Refracted through Park’s graceful filmmaking style, “Stoker” is mysterious, demanding, sometimes + baffling and richly rewarding.


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Spring break: It’s every bit as much fun “spring breakers” as you think it is. Until it isn’t. “Spring Breakers” is Harmony (“GumCast: Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, mo”) Korine’s fever-dream of something Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco, Rachel he never experienced — an orgy of sand, Korine sin and snorting. Director: Harmony Korine Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes And if his cameras — cellphone video inserts blur through the narrative — focus Rated: R for strong sexual content, on pert bikini bottoms and heaving, invitlanguage, nudity, drug use and violence ing crotches, on girl-on-girl make-out sesthroughout sions and on topless, almost faceless masses shouting that drunken coed mating call — “Woohooooooo” — well, that’s just him — a non-stop party where the sexual degkicking himself for what he missed. radation is so ingrained that they don’t It’s “Girls Gone Wild” meets the female- even notice it. They’re young. They’re hot. gangster picture “Set It Off.” Korine has They’re in control. cooked up an impressionistic bacchanal of And then they’re busted for being in the what spring break has become and those wrong party, and a gangster and would-be who made it that way — college girls prov- rapper named “Alien” (James Franco) bails ing to each other that they’re as bad and them out. What might he have in store? promiscuous as any frat boy. “Spring Breakers” is no “21 and Over” or Our quartet of Kentucky College coeds “Pineapple Express.” The laughs aren’t obare thinly drawn. Faith (Selena Gomez) is vious, and every situation is tinged with the religious one, and the spiritual seeker, a darkness. We’re waiting for a rape, an who claims she only wants “to see some- overdose, an accident. Lines are repeated, endlessly, the way drunken college kids place different.” Brit, Candy and Cotty (Ashley Benson, pick up on a phrase and beat it to death — Vanessa Hudgens and the director’s wife, “Spring break. Spring break. Spring break Rachel Korine) are more streetwise. That’s forever.” Franco affects a Southern drawl, and why they take the news that they don’t have the cash necessary to make the Flori- makes Alien a wild man and something of a gangster success. da trek badly. And do something. Gomez narrates the story in the lies she They find ski masks, arm themselves, steal a car and knock over a crowded din- tells her grandmother by phone about er. It says something of how shaky Faith’s what a “spiritual” place this is. Skin will show; bad behavior will be infaith is that she isn’t shocked by this, that SPRINGS_STK_0322 dulged. And we’ll have no more she’s as willing as anybody else to get out COLORADO “High School Musical,” “Wizards of school by any means necessary. + In St. Petersburg Beach and environs, of Waverly Place” or “Pretty Litthey find “where we were meant to be” tle Liars” offers, thank you.


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Gerard Butler stars as a secret service agent out to save the president and White House in “Olympus Has fallen.”

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Too few thrills, too many kills in gamelike ‘Olympus’ by roger moore McClatchy Newspapers —

For those who thought the last Bruce Willis movie was a little light on the casualty list, “Olympus Has Fallen” arrives toting the biggest body count since “Die Hard II.” Bystanders and tourists, soldiers, cops and Secret Service agents fall by the score in a movie about the unthinkable — a terrorist ground assault on Washington, D.C. (Hollywood is providing two such “unthinkable” assaults this year, with “White House Down” due out this summer.) This is “Die Hard in the White House,” with Gerard Butler manfully manning up as Mike Banning, the lone Secret Service agent survivor after terrorists take over the White House and seize the president and most of the Cabinet. Not without a fight, of course. This president (Aaron Eckhart) boxes. And wait’ll you see the presidential head-butt. Banning is a former White House detail member, on the outs because of a life-ordeath decision he made months before. When the gunship sweeps over D.C., when ordinary Asian tourists turn out to be terrorists, when innocent garbage trucks turn into tanks, Banning’s the man of the moment — dashing back inside his old stomping grounds, where a mastermind (Rick Yune of “Die Another Day” and “The Man with the Iron Fists”) tells the chairman of the Joint Chiefs (Robert Forster) and speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman), “I am the man in control of your White House.” Banning is the only guy who can get to the fortified presidential bunker where the hostages are. He proceeds to stab, shoot and strangle his way through legions of

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terrorists, quipping in his updates as he shows off his trophies, by phone, to the rest of the government. Butler is fine in this part, which demands little more of him than an ability to change magazines like he has done it before. Many times. But this isn’t John McClane, ordinary cop. Banning has “Special Forces” on his resume, which robs the picture of some of its suspense. A good cast (Melissa Leo is a feisty secretary of defense) makes us care who lives and who dies. Better thrillers make more of the whole shaky state of command in such calamities, stringing out the suspense and playing up the clock ticking down toward whatever doomsday awaits should our hero fail. Director Antoine Fuqua (“Shooter”) is plainly dealing with a script that shortchanges all that, and he’s not good enough to overcome it. It’s hard to see “Olympus Has Fallen” as much more than another movie manifestation of a first-person shooter video game. We’ve become a head-shot nation, and our thrillers are the poorer for it.



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Dustin Hoffman directs an all-star cast — from left, Tom Courtenay, Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins and Billy Connolly — in “Quartet,” a sweetly predictable comedy about the lives of opera singers after the spotlight has long gone out. SuMMaRIES fRoM PaGE 7 —

they’ve parlayed their fame at witch extermination. (Picture Show) “The Hobbit” — (Drama, PG-13, 2 hours, 49 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. It’s a lighter film than the previous three Tolkien “Ring” films yet more violent, and it could have used more diligent editing to release the bloat. (Picture Show) “Identity Thief” — (Comedy, R, 1 hour, 51 minutes). Grade: C, Roger Moore. Less is more might have helped this cumbersome comedy with Jason Bateman as a mild-mannered office drone, trying to wrestle title character Diana (Melissa McCarthy) across the country to save his job. (Hollywood, Tinseltown, Cinemark) “The Impossible” — (Drama, PG-13, 2 hours, 2 minutes). Grade: A, Roger Moore. The special effects make “The Impossible,” which is based on the true story of a Spanish family caught in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, wholly credible and real. Performances by Naomi Watts and Tom Holland make this the most moving, the very best film of 2012. (Picture Show) “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” — (Comedy, PG-13, 1 hour, 40 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. There are some good moments here as veteran magicians (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) on the Vegas strip are upstaged by a newcomer (Jim Carrey). After the initial laughs, the

comedy begins to fall flat. (Hollywood, Cinemark, Tinseltown) “Jack Reacher” — (Drama, PG-13, 2 hours, 10 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. An Iraq War sniper is accused of mowing down a crowd of people in Pittsburgh. Reacher shows up because of a connection with this sniper who snapped, first in Iraq and now, apparently, in Pittsburgh. (Picture Show) “Jack the Giant Slayer” — (Adventure, PG-13, 1 hour, 53 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. The familiar tale of the farm boy who loses the family horse (in this case) for a bag of magic beans has been given a video game framework. It’s “The Princess Bride” without the laughs. (Cinemark, Hollywood, Tinseltown) “The Last Exorcism Part II” — (Horror, PG-13, 1 hour, 28 minutes). Not reviewed. Nell returns to civilization and to a new life, only to find the evil force that possessed her is back with a vengeance. (Tinseltown) “Les Misérables” — (Musical drama, PG-13, 2 hours, 37 minutes). Grade: B+, Rick Bentley. Director Tom Hooper creates a beautiful and moving film version of the Broadway hit. (Picture Show) “Life of Pi” — (Drama, PG, 2 hours, 5 minutes). Grade: B, Roger Moore. This survival-at-sea story is an inscrutable morality tale for much of its length that explains itself, but its pleasures are undeniable. (Hollywood)

“Lincoln” — (Drama, PG-13, 2 hours, 29 minutes). Grade: A, Roger Ebert. Daniel Day-Lewis delivers an Oscar-winning performance in this Steven Spielberg portrait of our 16th president. (Picture Show) “Mama” — (Horror, PG-13, 1 hour, 40 minutes). Grade: B, Roger Moore. This isn’t high art, but “Mama” is easily the most moving, most chilling ghost story since “Insidious.” (Picture Show) “Monsters, Inc. 3-D” — (Animated comedy, G, 1 hour, 32 minutes). Grade: A-, Roger Moore. The animated monsters are successfully converted to 3D. (Picture Show) “oz the Great and Powerful” — (Adventure, PG, 2 hours, 10 minutes). Grade: B, Roger Moore. In the film based on L. Frank Baum’s novel, a magician (James Franco) arrives in a distant land where he has the power to become a great wizard. The film is gorgeous to look at, but the cast doesn’t carry out their end of the deal. (Tinseltown, Hollywood, Cinemark) “Parental Guidance” — (Comedy, PG, 1 hour, 40 minutes). Grade: C, Roger Moore. The jokes are standard, though some of the sentimental stuff works. (Picture Show) “Quartet” — (Comedy drama, PG-13, 1 hour, 38 minutes). Grade: B, Roger


Moore. At a home for retired musicians, the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents, shakes things up. (Kimball’s) “Rise of the Guardians” — (Animation, PG, 1 hour, 37 minutes). Grade: D, Roger Moore. A “joyless, soul-dead piffle — the worst animated movie to ever wear the DreamWorks logo.” (Picture Show) “Safe Haven” — (Romance, PG-13, 1 hour, 55 minutes). Grade: C, Roger Moore. In the pleasantly predictable Nicholas Sparks story, a woman (Julianne Hough) with a mysterious past begins a romance with a local widower (Josh Duhamel) until her past catches up with her. (Tinseltown) “Silver Linings Playbook” — (Comedy/ Drama, R, 2 hours, 2 minutes). Grade: A-, Roger Ebert. A father and son, who suffer from mental illness,must face and deal with their mental problems, which ultimately happens through an Eagles game and a dance contest. (Kimball’s, Hollywood) “Snitch” — (Action, PG-13, 1 hour, 52 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. The pacing is off but Dwayne Johnson is pretty good as a guy who makes a deal to become an undercover informant to protect his son from serious jail time. (Cinemark, Tinseltown)


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The classic pepperoni pizza. Il Vicino serves up the perfect size — 10 inches in diameter — for one hungry person.

mb partlow When I moved to Colorado Springs in 1992, one of my first culinary adventures was discovering Korean food. I’m not sure what I expected, but a whole new world opened up for me, with flavors and textures I’d never encountered. Cold noodle soups. Rice cakes and fish cakes. Noodles made from sweet potatoes. Cabbage combined with chilies and garlic in epic proportions. I’ve come to appreciate the earthy, robust flavors and varied textures of Korean cuisine. If you’ve never ventured into Korean food, Tong Tong Korean Restaurant is an excellent place to start. The unassuming restaurant has friendly staff members who are more than happy to answer questions and make suggestions. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional dishes. While the staff is great and the food is well prepared, it didn’t hit the bar of what I expect in good Korean food. The earthy, redolent heat just wasn’t there. If you are new to Korean food, you could try Bulgogi ($6.99 lunch, $15.99 dinner), a famous Korean barbecue. The extremely thin slices of beef (or a pork variation) are marinated in a combination of soy sauce, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, black pepper and green onions. As with any national cuisine, regional and familial variations exist. The style at Tong Tong is mild and slightly sweet. I prefer a more predominant flavor of garlic, but the beef was tender and delicious. What could be more comforting and familiar than soup? If you’re cold, hungry or need the food equivalent of a hug, try the Manduguk ($9.99), which is also known as dumpling soup. Soft dumplings filled with pork and accented with chives fill a bowl of chicken broth enriched with onions and beaten egg. The broth lacked richness and a long-simmered flavor. The dumplings were tender, and held together in the soup. They also had a nice balance of pork flavor in the filling. For a more adventurous soup, try the Yukgaejang (beef and scallion soup,

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Banchan are traditional Korean side dishes that everyone shares. Tong Tong Korean Restaurant offers several delicious varieties.

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Restaurant character: Homey and unpretentious with a very friendly and helpful staff. The food is very good but without the strong spicy notes one would expect in Korean dishes. Rating total: 3.5 out of 5 stars Food: 3.5 out of 5 stars Ambiance: 3 out of 5 stars Service: 5 out of 5 stars Address: 2036 S. Academy Blvd. Contact: 591-8585 Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday Entrées: Lunch $6.99-$9.99; dinner $7.99-$25.99 Alcohol: beer and wine Credit cards: yes Vegetarian options: yes Wi-Fi: no What’s online as of March 13: • 94 percent of 71 voters “liked it” on Urban Spoon • 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews on Yelp • One violation was corrected during a February, 2013, inspection by the El Paso County Health Department $10.99). The spicy beef broth is flavored with chilies and garlic and full of shredded beef, leeks, ribbons of egg and skinny,

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chewy noodles. Traditionally a fiery and piquant dish, the version here was tasty but too mild. The broth was similarly disappointing but made an adequate base for the soup. The shredded beef was particularly delicious, and the meaty flavor could have easily supported more spice. The spiciest dish we tried was the appetizer Tteokbokki ($5.99). Chewy rice cakes formed into tube shapes the size of your finger are simmered in a chili red sauce with onions, scallions and crispy squares of cabbage. If you aren’t extremely adept with chopsticks, use a fork; the rice cakes are extremely slippery. This dish pops from the combination of plain, soothing rice cake bathed in the fiery chilies. Dak-Gui ($13.99) is fun to eat. Spicy, marinated dark-meat chicken is grilled and served with a bowl of white rice and a pile of fresh green lettuce leaves. You take a piece of lettuce, add a little rice and some chicken, then roll it up and eat it. The cool, crunchy lettuce and plain rice are a perfect foil for the chicken. Here again, though, what should be distinctly hot was not, even though I asked for the spicy version. It’s hard to say something negative when the chicken was juicy and delicious, but the expected brightness and heat just wasn’t there. But I cannot fault the Bibimbob ($9.99$11.99) at all. Served in a stone bowl, the bottom is filled with cooked white rice that forms a delicious golden crust around

With a great variety of wood-fired pizzas, plus a few sandwiches, salads and pastas, this could easily become your family’s new favorite pizza joint. The pizzas are individual-sized, but most of the other dishes are big enough to share. All the food we tried was excellent, and it hits that elusive restaurant chord that makes it perfect for families, business lunches, dates or meeting a friend. Add in a great staff and extremely friendly service, and you’ve got a combination that’s tough to beat. DISHES NOT TO mISS: The Melanzane ($8.50), the calzones ($8.50-$9.25) and the housemade root beer.

THE PANTRY 4 stars

6980 LAkE ST., GREEN mOUNTAIN FALLS, 684-9018

The Pantry in Green Mountain Falls is homemade, comforting diner food at its best. More than slightly off the beaten track, the Pantry is worth searching out for breakfast or lunch any time you drive up the pass — the only day it closes is Christmas Day. The white, wheat and cinnamon raisin bread is all made on the premises. And the soups, green chili and desserts are all made from scratch. The burgers are juicy, and the pancakes are bigger than the plates. DISHES NOT TO mISS: French toast made with cinnamon rolls ($5.99), fried chicken ($10.99), bread pudding ($4.29).

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The garden area of the Tavern at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., has always been one of my favorite places to do lunch. I didn’t think the garden needed any improvement, but now that it has reopened after a remodel, I must admit I like the space even more. Now called Le Jardin, the room is dazzling with the 16-foot chandelier taking center stage. The unwieldy garden chairs have been replaced with comfy upholstered dining chairs. More tables have been added, too, with a comfortable space between them. The new menu is not complicated and features a blend of Tavern favorites and new options. The bread basket is filled by a new baker, Johann Willar, whose textbook breads are craveable. Each basket is artfully arranged with twin honey-wheat rolls baked in their own cradle, and positioned next to thin slices of pumpernickel rye swirl and mini baguettes. It’s hard to decide which yummy treat to start with. On a final note, what was referred to as the Mayan Room, the hall-like connection between the original Tavern and Le Jardin, is now called Entre Deux (or “middle room”) and has been freshened up with lighted stained glass panels. Overall, the new menu and look of Le Jardin make a trip to the Tavern a treat

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The Broadmoor

The bread baskets served at the Tavern at The Broadmoor feature a mouth-watering selection: honey wheat rolls, pumpernickel rye swirl and mini baguettes. for lunch or dinner. Call 634-7711. Visit

Pikes Peak Restaurant Week

Pikes Peak Restaurant Week is scheduled for Sept. 14-27, which is actually two weeks for consumers to take advantage of specially priced, three-course prix fixe meals at area eateries. More details to follow.

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The much-anticipated transition of the Ivywild Elementary School, 1605 S. Cascade Ave., into a mixed-use commercial center is making its way to the finish line. The first restaurant operations might open in mid-April, say Blue Star executive chef Andrew Sherrill and Mark Henry, also a chef at the eatery. Henry is excited to be taking over the kitchen for a deli with the working name of The Meat Locker. It’s going to be a charcuterie with meat cases filled with housemade pâtés and cured meats. The Old School Bakery, The Principal’s Office, a coffee shop and lounge and Bristol Brewing Co. are looking at possibly opening at the same time. On a related note, The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., will discontinue lunch service April 1. Call 632-1086. Visit

Create your own pizza

Oklahoma-based chain Top That! Pizza, 3659 Austin Bluffs Parkway, has opened.

It’s a unique concept where you pick your crust then select from 40 toppings (think Subway-style) to create your personal pizza for one price (a 10-inch pizza costs $7.49). Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Call 598-9614. Visit

More dining options

The Golden Bee, 1 Lake Ave., will reopen in early April, following a major remodel, and a new venue, Play, 1 Lake Ave. (in The Broadmoor West), will also open in early April. Play is a bowling alley like no other you’ve seen. Think chandeliers and overstuffed leather furniture. There is an 80seat restaurant, a lounge, a private dining area and space for computer games. The menu will feature casual, family-friendly food with a Broadmoor spin on typical bowling alley burgers and fries. Call 634-7711. Visit

“kVOR table talk”

Guests for “KVOR Table Talk” radio show on 740 AM, noon to 1 p.m. Saturday: • Anthony Bujak, ambassador for Colorado Springs Dishcrawl, talks about the restaurant crawl that will debut downtown at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For $45 per person you get to sample food from four restaurants. It’s like a pubcrawl, but with food. Visit • Eunice Bluhm, with the Sons of Nor—

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Stand-up comedian Kathleen Madigan is a workhorse. She has been on the circuit for 24 years, and she says she still does every interview she’s invited to do. Her dry, working-class and sarcastic material can go head to head with that of any of her male counterparts. And it did in 2004, when she was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” a reality show that pitted stand-up comics against each other. She returned as a talent scout in 2007, the show’s fifth season. She has done all the late-night talk shows, hosts a regular show on Blue Collar Radio on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and released her last DVD, “Gone Madigan,” in 2011. She performs Saturday at the Pikes Peak Center. The Gazette: I interviewed Lewis Black this year, and you were at the top of his list of who makes him laugh. How do you feel about that? Kathleen Madigan: He gets $5 every time he says that, $10 if it’s network TV. For cable, he only gets about $6. We’re good friends, and I do like his act as much as he likes mine. After doing this for so long, comedians who are really good friends, you have to like their act. Gazette: How has the landscape of comedy changed? Madigan: The biggest way, and one I never have an answer to for younger comics, is how to get exposure. Everything is so splintered now. There are 900 channels. I’m not old enough to be of the Johnny Carson era, but I did read somewhere that two-thirds of the country watched Carson every night. There is nothing else that could do that now. Even “American Idol” gets only 30 million. And if there are 314 million people — I could be doing my math incorrectly — but that’s not two-thirds of the people. By the time I got there, David Letterman took over. Jay Leno was still a big deal but didn’t have the impact of Carson. Now I don’t know what to tell young comics when they ask me how to get more people to see their act. I do everything they ask me to do. If Craig Ferguson wants me, I go do it. With more outlets, it doesn’t mean people are paying attention. Media is the biggest change. Gazette: After 24 years, why do you have such staying power? Madigan: Tenacity. I wasn’t keen on being on a reality show. I thought the idea was kind of gross, but it’s network TV. I don’t think I’m above it, I just suck it up (and do


Kathleen Madigan will perform Saturday at the Pikes Peak Center. “I’m having fun,” Madigan says of being on stage. “If there’s somebody there that you haven’t told something to, that you think is funny, you’re going to have fun again. Even some of the topics I’m sick of, when I say them out loud, I’m still having fun.”

“KaThleen MadiGan: Gone MadiGan”

When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $25-$30; 520-7469, it). The media is bizarre. You used to go to a town, and there would be two newspapers and two radio stations, and you tried to get those. Now there are websites and blogs, and there’s no time to vet them all, so I just do them. I could be talking to somebody in a basement for all I know. Gazette: You worked in journalism right out of college, and during that time, you hopped up on stage. You must have had some sense that you were funny, right? Madigan: I had no sense that I was funny. I went with a friend to a comedy club to drink. You’d see so many bad open mic people, and I said, ‘I know I’ve said something funnier than that today.’ It was more like something to do. I didn’t think about being a comedian. And, then, a locally famous guy said I was really good and should come back. I had fun. As soon as I figured out how much an opening act makes and talked to other comedians, I thought, I’m going to go do this for a few years. I was 23 when I went on the road, and I thought even if doesn’t work out, I’ll be only 25. I can bounce back from that. Gazette: As a woman, what different challenges do you face versus your male counterparts in the business? Madigan: I think stand up is really fair. I’ve never been paid less than the men, and if I have, I don’t want to know. Don’t tell me now. If you’re funny and you can sell tickets at the club, they don’t care. Network TV goes in streaks. (Producer) Marcy Carsey gave shows to Roseanne Barr, Brett Butler and Ellen DeGeneres. She was a big supporter of women. But look at NBC. Come on. That’s the white guy channel. Every white guy gets a sitcom. The last black guy was Bill Cosby. Gazette: It seems as if you’re having a really good time on stage. Madigan: I’m having fun. If there’s somebody there that you haven’t told something to, that you think is funny, you’re going to have fun again. Even some of the topics I’m sick of, when I say them out loud, I’m still having fun.

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A pioneer of the country-rock movement in the ’70s, this band is known for well-crafted songs and vocal harmonies, with the first three albums going gold. Friday Since band member Jock Bartley was born and raised in Manitou Springs, it must feel like coming home. While watching newscasts of the wildfires in his home state last summer, Bartley reached for his guitar, contacted musician friends and put together an original song, the proceeds of which he donated to fire relief efforts. Hear that new song and others, as well as old favorites, when they play at 8 p.m. Friday, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive. Tickets cost $20. Details: 476-2200,

Safe Harbor and Young People’s Open Stage The Black Rose Acoustic Society stages this event annually as a venue for local young folks to show their stuff on instruments made of wood and with styles that require real technique and musicianship. You’ll hear solos, duets and larger ensembles by these young people who make their own music and do it well. It’s at 7 p.m. Friday, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road. After the open stage, stick around to enjoy the tunes of Safe Harbor, also known as the Swallow Hill Traveling Folk Troupe, which is making its fourth appearance. Details: 495-0858,

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How does dinner for two for $49.90 sound? When you dine at Joseph’s Fine Dining, 1606 S. Eighth St., 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, you can get an early bird, threecourse dinner for $24.95 per person ($49.90 per couple). Select an appetizer: jalapeño and artichoke dip, stuffed mushrooms, soup, salad or goat cheese bruschetta. Choose an entrée: baked salmon, chicken Madeira or pork tenderloin filets. Pick a dessert: New York cheesecake or chocolate mousse. Details: 630-3631,

Four alternativeindie-rock bands play the Pikes Peak Center to help our charred landscape recover. National bands Civil Twilight and Atlas Genius will step up, as well as local bands Hydrogen_Skyline and Claymore Disco. A portion of the proceeds goes to reGrowCO, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets are $23. Details: 520-7469,

The Business of Art Center kicks off spring with a series of shows dedicated to work made by young artists in the Pikes Peak region. “Wunderkind” features work, some pretty impressive, by James Alexander of Pikes Peak Prep; Kevin Aragon, Lauren Domnik, Austin Fenske, Caroline Hays and Rachel Williams of Pine Creek High School; Miguel “CARA” Espinosa of Achieve K12; Shanah Leaf of Palmer High School; Laine Michelle Pittock of Air Academy High School; Devin Roxbury of Cheyenne Mountain High School; and Njeri Summey and Brooke Wheeling of Fountain Valley School of Colorado. Check it out at 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. It’s free and runs through April 20. Details: 685-1861,

In a new Pikes Peak Library District Video Production Center documentary, Sandy Hancock investigates the history behind Redstone Castle, a red brick building in Manitou Springs, which was noticed in old photographs by archivist Katie Rudolph. It was inhabited at one point by Alice Crawford Snow, sister of Emma Crawford. Learn about the sisters’ haunting histories during the world premiere screening of the film at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. The event coincides with Emma Crawford’s 150th birthday and also is a celebration of Manitou Springs Library joining PPLD. Before each screening, Manitou alternative folk band The Changing Colors will perform songs from their “Ghost of Red Mountain” album. The event’s free, but seating is limited, so registration is required. Details: 531-6333, ext. 2253,

I like to think of NBC’s “Revolution,” which returns from a long hiatus at 9 p.m. Monday, as “The Hunger Games” light. There’s an arrow-slinging female protagonist (newcomer Tracy Spiridakos), a booze-swilling older mentor (“Twilight” vet Billy Burke) and an overzealous villain bent on world domination (David Lyons from “ER”). Pretty enjoyable for network TV.

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“Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan” Apparently, she has never been hotter in her 22-year career, with appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night” with Conan O’Brien and every Saturday other late-night show that has come and gone. Catch this “Best Female Comedian” (American Comedy Award and the Phyllis Diller Award) in the Springs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $25-$30. Details: 520-7469. See the story on Page 13.


“The King of Kings” As an Easter season special event, Immanuel Lutheran Church will show Cecil B. DeMille’s 1927 silent-movie production of what has been termed “the greatest story ever told.” It will be accompanied by Colorado’s largest theater organ, 2 p.m. Saturday, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster, featuring text drawn directly from the Bible, a cast of thousands and the great showman’s singular cinematic bag of tricks. Admission is free, but nonperishable food items will be accepted to benefit Care and Share, and you may make a freewill offering while having refreshments during the intermission. Details: 636-5011, “Women’s Work in the Mining Camp” Celebrate Women’s History Month with a visit to the Western Museum of Mining and Industry for this presentation by representatives of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, 11 a.m. Saturday, 225 North Gate Blvd. (I-25 Exit 156A). The presentation is in conjunction with the museum’s “Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Portrait Gallery” (on view through March 31), which highlights the stories of women’s achievements in Colorado history. Test your knowledge about the intriguing Colorado women who are featured in the exhibit. Reservations are required at, or call 488-0880. Museum admission rates apply: $8, $7 military, $6 students, $4 ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger. Details: 488-0880,


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Regrow Colorado Benefit Concert Get a lot of bang for your buck when Skyline Productions presents four bands in one show. Hear Civil Twilight, described as a “mystifying blend of atmospheric sounds with swirling guitars and hazy storytelling,” along with the Australian indie-rock sounds of Atlas Genius. Joining in this musical feast are acclaimed Colorado musical artists Hydrogen_Skyline, with their blend of indie-electronicrock-driven songs, as well as Claymore Disco’s catchy, get-up-and-dance songs. They all play at 7 p.m. Sunday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets are all general admission and cost $23. Details: 520-7469,

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Whole Fam



“LoRD oF THe DAnCe”

A Cautionary Musical by Mo Willems

Based on a beloved children’s picture book … celebrate the heart and heartache that can only come from a family visit to the Laundromat. Chock full of adventure, song and gigantic dancing laundry. Fine arts Center Music room

Prepare to be dazzled when creator Michael Flatley’s Irish dance spectacle returns to the Pikes Peak Center stage for one performance only at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Flatley says, “We have fresh wardrobes and an exciting new set featuring elements from the successful international tour I performed in last year — we sold out more than 20 dates in the UK. Fans will see technological highlights such as video incorporated into an LED wall, as well as a number of changes to the overall lighting and set designs.” Tickets cost $38-$68. Details: 520-7469, See the story on page 18.

“Anything That is Is Strang” “anything Given its title and the odd spelling of “strange,” this exhibition promises to be anything but ordinary. It’s a chance to look at, touch and read books, broadsides, posters and other ephemera from the Interdisciplinary Arts Program, NewLights Press and The Press at Colorado College. It’s on view Monday through April 16 at the I.D.E.A. Space, Corburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, Colorado College, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Structured as a reading room and exhibition, this hands-on exhibition features the work of both presses and is focused on critical engagement with the material world. Gallery hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. A free public reception will be held 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 29. Details: 389-6607,

Through March 31 TiCkeTS: 719.634.5583

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Spring Break Four-Day WorkShopS Paint, Paint, Paint | Ages 12-17 Drawing and Painting | Ages 6-8

“VoICeS FRom “VOiCeS FROM JApAn: JaPan: PeRSPeCTiVe On peRSpeCTIVe on DiSaSTeR DISASTeR anD Hope” AnD HOPe” This traveling multimedia group exhibition was created in response to Japan’s Tohoku region earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear disasters of March 2011. Having witnessed the widespread devastation while in Japan on sabbatical, Colorado College professor Joan Ericson wanted to help. Consequently, along with I.D.E.A. Space curator Jessica Hunter-Larsen, she brought to Colorado College this exhibition of the poems and other related art, including photographs, photo collages, calligraphy and films by the survivors. Some material assembled by Isao Tsujimoto. In conjunction, a series of lectures, films, concerts and panel discussions will run through April 6. The opening reception is at 6 p.m. Monday at the I.D.E.A. Space, Cornerstone Arts Gallery, Colorado College, 835 N. Cascade Ave. Details: 389-6607, See the story on page Page 4.

Anime Art Club | Ages 12-17 Sign up now! “Achieve With Us Colorado: Sprouts Film Fest” In honor of March being officially designated as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Colorado Chapters of the ARC and their sponsors present this film festival for the first Thursday time in Colorado Springs. It showcases films presented by Sprout, a New York City-based nonprofit, made by and about those with developmental disabilities and the struggles and successes they experience. Three showings will be at 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive. There will be a reception after each film showing. Admission is free. Details: 476-2200, stargazers


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Outwardly, the Wyeth family portrait shows wealth, connections and privilege, but appearances can be deceiving. at a holiday gathering, no member of the family escapes a fierce storm of dysfunction.

Harsh truths melt ‘Desert’ facade on art

It’s early Christmas Eve morning. A foursome of tennis is finished, and the Wyeth family hustles into their justright home, laughing and teasing. That’s the calm before the storm. In Jon Robin t.d. Baitz’s “Other Desmobleyert Cities,” family is martinez treacherous ground, and all the Wyeths take a hit before it’s over. This 2012 Pulitzer finalist is tough and at times harsh, but it’s not all rough road. A smart script, clever dialogue, many comic moments and numerous fine performances make this Colorado premiere a challenging but entertaining evening of theater. “Other Desert Cities” runs through March 31 at the Fine Arts Center. The Wyeths certainly live a life of privilege. Dad (Daniel Noel) was a Hollywood actor, who parlayed a friendship with Ronald Reagan into a position as an ambassador and leader in the Republican party. Mom (Leah Chandler Mills) once wrote MGM beach party films with her sister, later becoming an exacting wife, mother and Palm Springs hostess. Their house is beautiful. Life is easy. Worry about daughter Brooke (Kate Berry) — a writer (and outspoken liberal) who recently emerged from a bout of extreme depression — is the worst part of their day. Now, after six years back East, Brooke returns to the California desert for Christmas. Her brother Trip (Sammy Gleason) is there, too, as well as her Aunt Silda (Birgitta De Pree). There’s more than the usual holiday tension this year: Brooke has written a new book, and she’s promised to reveal it during the visit. To the dismay of most of the family, it turns out to be a memoir focused on the life and suicide of her older brother, a square peg who was believed responsible for the bombing of a military recruiting station. Baitz wades deep into this family’s dysfunction, their secrets and damaged places. At the volcanic core is the complex and combative relationship between Brooke, who is both fragile and pugnacious, and her mother, Polly, who can’t afford the

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Kate Berry as Brooke Wyeth brings worldweariness and energy to “Other Desert Cities.” Her return to the California desert for Christmas brings an extra dimension to the holiday tension at the Wyeths’.

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Playwright: Jon Robin Baitz Director: Scott RC Levy Cast: Kate Berry, Leah Chandler Mills, Daniel Noel, Birgitta De Pree, Sammy Gleason Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes When: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through March 31 Where: The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Tickets: $37; 634-5583, csfineartscenter. org Something else: “Other Desert Cities” contains strong language, adult situations and drug use. luxury of weakness. “I guess my life isn’t all that bad,” one woman said during intermission. Berry and Chandler Mills are well matched and quite compelling in these pivotal roles. As Brooke, Berry telegraphs an impos-

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sible blend of contradictions — urban world-weariness and whippet energy, resignation and petulance. I didn’t much like our protagonist, especially in Act I. Like a finch warning off a circling hawk, Berry delivers her lines in strident, defensive bursts. Perhaps that was intended. Either way, my tenuous empathy for the character softened the punch of revelations in Act II. Chandler Mills carves Brooke’s mother out of granite, a monolithic Commendatore to Brooke’s spoiled, bruised Don Giovanni. Like Brooke, a different Polly is revealed in Act II and one that’s a lot more — well, if not likeable, at least sympathetic. Although only moons to these twin Jupiters, the men here held their own. Noel’s Lyman — long-suffering, gentle and befuddled at the women in his house — is downright huggable, a perfect foil to Polly’s chilliness. And Gleason was built to create the glib and impish Trip (“No one who takes pleasure as seriously as I do could be happy.”). He was charming, certainly, but more laudably, Gleason also movingly conjured tough and angry and sad as the plot required.

It almost seemed as if Polly’s broken sister and perpetual house guest Silda was written for De Pree, who is the artistic director of the Millibo Art Theatre and frequent actor there. You don’t often see her on another theater’s stage, which is too bad. De Pree creates Silda, an alcoholic just out of rehab and reluctantly living with her sister, out of the small stuff. The way Silda handles a cup of tea or how she talks as she puts makeup on an emotionally beaten Brooke. That’s harder than it sounds, but when you have mastered it as she has, it quietly builds the character’s wider truth. Another standout: Christopher L. Sheley’s desert-chic set. I’ve come to expect surprising things from Sheley, whose eye for detail and design sometimes leads to sets more interesting than the characters on them. Here, he’s fashioned upper-sixfigure living that’s all stone-front pillars and 50-mile views, adobe walls and wellstocked bars. And all that, in tandem with Holly Anne Rawls’ great lighting, eloquently announces who the Wyeths are without saying a word.


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“the music … and the dance moves are all fundamentally Irish. the show really kind of dragged … an ancient art form into the 21st century.” — tom Cunningham, who dances as the Dark Lord

Lively dance steps still luring fans by andrea tudhope Special to The Gazette —

Multitalented and world-renowned creator and director Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” is a universal phenomenon. In this award-winning Irish dance and music show, a character called the Little Spirit travels through time to help the Lord of the Dance defeat the Dark Lord, Don Dorcha. The dance spectacular plays the Pikes Peak Center on Tuesday. “The show has been a universal success where it’s gone because it doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what culture,” says Irish-born Tom Cunningham, who plays Dorcha. “Everybody can understand it. Whether you’re from Killarney, Cork or whether you don’t even have a drop of Irish blood in you, it doesn’t make any difference.” It must be easy to follow: The show has brought audiences to their feet all over the world for the past 17 years. Two troupes perform somewhere nearly every night — sometimes a different city every night — since the first show July 2, 1996, in Dublin. Troupe 1 is touring Europe, while Troupe 2 is making its way through the United States. More than 50 million people in 60 countries have seen this show, according to its producers. So, what’s the magic behind this stunning record? “We’ve been asking that question of ourselves for a long time,” Cunningham says with a laugh and a bewildered tone. “It’s hard to put your finger on it.” A dancer who has been with the show for 16 of the 17 years might have trouble seeing the reason, but from the outside, it’s a little easier to see. Part of it is undeniably the revival of a lost art form. Irish dance is something that many young Irish children take up as a hobby, but other than false renditions put on for the wads of tourists in Dublin, the authentic dance doesn’t make it far. Flatley set out to change that. “He’s really the person that dragged Irish dancing from just being like a hobby for a lot of young Irish kids to being this international kind of phenomenon,” Cunningham says. “The music … and the dance moves are all fundamentally Irish. The show really kind of dragged … an ancient art form into the 21st century.”

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The Dark Lord, Don Dorcha, belts out a tune in “Lord of the Dance.”

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When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $38-$68; 520-7469,

LorD of The DanCe PhoToS

In the “Lord of the Dance,” which plays at the Pikes Peak Center on Tuesday, the Little Spirit helps the Lord of the Dance defeat the Dark Lord. Born in Carrickmacross, a town in County Monaghan, Ireland, Cunningham began dancing at age 4. He worked his way to the top, winning Irish dance competitions all over the world, and at 18, he joined the

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show. Although the show was the highest grossing international tour of the year just months after its debut, Flatley and his cast and crew have made some sig-

nificant changes. Feb. 14 marked the start of a “Lord of the Dance” relaunch. They revamped the set, added LED screens, incorporated what Cunningham calls “space age” costumes and generally tweaked smaller parts of the show. “Michael is never happy to get a rest; he always kind of wants to push the boat a little further and make improvements anywhere they can possibly be made,” Cunningham says. “He was very keen to make sure ‘Lord of the Dance’ never fell behind.” Flatley inspires dedication, he says. “He looks after people,” Cunningham says. “If you give him your heart and soul, he’ll give it right back.”

MUSIC • The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625, • The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 785-1000, thecliff • Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 387-6000, • Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 U.S. 24, Woodland Park, 687-7879, • Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583, • Motif, 2432 W. Cucharras St., 635-5635, motif • Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, • Rico’s Coffee, Chocolate and Wine Bar, 322 N. Tejon St., 630-7723, poorrichards • Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, 476-2200, stargazers • SouthSide Johnny’s, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487, • World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626, • Wyatt’s Pub and Grill, 806 Village Center Drive, 598-4100 • Zodiac Venue and Bar, 230 Pueblo Ave., 632-5059,


Mary Crimmins — Easy listening vocals and piano, 6 p.m., Prime Time Showcase/Texas T-Bone Steakhouse, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 260-2372, Black Rose Acoustic Society Young People’s Open Stage — Headlined by Safe Harbor, 7 p.m., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, 495-3217, blackrose The Dunwells — 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center Studio Bee Urban Steam’s Chef’s farewell party


“Awakening” — 2 p.m. Saturday, Mountain Community Gallery, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, “Any thing that Is strang” — 1 p.m. Monday, Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 839-6797, ideaspace. “Voices from Japan: Perspectives on Disaster and Hope” — 6 p.m. Monday, Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, Colorado College, 902 N. Cascade Ave, 839-6797, sites.


“Collages” — By Dave Armstrong, through Friday, Dogtooth Coffee, 505 E. Columbia St., Suite 100, 632-0125,

— 7 p.m., Urban Steam, 1025 S. Sierra Madre St., 473-7832, The Flumps — 7:30 p.m., Rico’s Coffee, Chocolate And Wine Bar. Flip Side — 8:30 p.m., Wyatt’s Pub and Grill. Rocky Gene Wallace & Brickyard — 9 p.m., Meadow Muffins.

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Black Rose Acoustic Society Kids’ Jam — 10 a.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center. Wayne Hammerstadt — 6 p.m., The Cliff House at Pikes Peak. Hausmusik a la Carte — Presented by City Strings, 7 p.m., St. George’s Anglican Church, 217 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Live Jazz with Stefan Doucette — 7 p.m., Swirl Wine Bar, 717 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-2294, The Flying W Wranglers — 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. Franz Albert — 7:30 p.m., The Cliff House at Pikes Peak. Moonhoney Gypsy Tango Cabaret — 7:30 p.m., Rico’s Coffee, Chocolate And Wine Bar. Candye Kane — 8 p.m., Crystola Roadhouse. Sound|Studies, GhostRadio and Melting Temple — 8 p.m., Zodiac Venue and Bar. Karaoke — 9 p.m., Wyatt’s Pub and Grill. Rocky Gene Wallace and Brickyard — 9 p.m., Benny’s Restaurant & Lounge, 517 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9309.


Bach Celebration Concert — 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888, John Austin: Faith That Can Conquer Anything — 5 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. “ReGrow Colorado” — With Civil Twilight, Atlas Genius, Hydrogen Skyline and Claymore Disco, 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center.


Senior Chorale of the Rockies — 1 p.m., “Michael Salter: Styrobot — Nothing Comes from Nothing” — Final day Friday, GOCA 1420, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 255-3504, uccs. edu/goca. “Spring Forward” — Group show, runs through March 31, The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 629-7055, “Ceramica: Contemporary Clay” — Runs through April 12, GOCA121, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 255-3504, “Wrap Art: Guatemalan Textiles from the Permanent Collection” — Runs through April 14, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, “Clay to Treetop” — Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, runs through April 15, 685-1008, “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA” — Runs through April 20, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990,

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Colorado Springs Senior Center. Open Mic — Hosted by Andrea Stone, 8 p.m., Zodiac Venue and Bar.


Air Force Academy Chamber Recital Series — 7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, Colorado College, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6000, usaf


Brian Parton — 7 p.m., Meadow Muffins. The Pinstripes — 7 p.m., The Black Sheep. Rawbert & I — 7:30 p.m., SouthSide Johnny’s, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487,


Thursday Afternoon Dances — 1:30 p.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center. Music Jam — 5:30 p.m., Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 520-1899, concrete Showcase at Studio Bee — Jody Adams Band, 6:45-7:15 p.m.; Jim Young, 7:30-8 p.m.; Craig Walter Band, 8:15-8:45 p.m.; Studio Bee, Pikes Peak Center . Black Rose Acoustic Society Radio Oldies Jam — 7 p.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center. Air Dubai — 8 p.m., The Black Sheep. Karaoke — 8 p.m., Zodiac Venue and Bar. Sugar Hi-5 — 8 p.m., Meadow Muffins. compiled by t.d. mobley-martinez

“Wunderfotographie: A Retrospective,” “Wunderkind” and “Wunderkind Alumni”— The Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, runs through April 20, 685-1861, “Faces of the Fire” — Runs noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays and 5-7 p.m. some Fridays through August, Gold Hills Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive,


“Spring Awakening” — Deadline Friday, Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 210, 444-1012, Mountain Arts Festival — Runs Aug. 3-4, submission deadline 11:59 p.m. May 1, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 686-7469, Compiled by T.d. mobley-mARTiNeZ, TRACy@ColoRAdoSpRiNGS.Com

Upcoming EvEnts 3-22 Firefall 3-23 Flying W Wranglers 3-24 John Austin CD Release Concert 3-28 Acheive With Us Colorado Film Festival 3-29 Soul School Dance Party 4-3 R&R Military and veterans Jam 4-4 Haulin Ass -The Movie 4-5 Lobo, Lenny and Fingers 4-11 Thin Air Jazz-Big Band 4-12 Chuck Limbrick in Concert 4-13 Rocky Mtn. Women’s Film Fest 4-14 HAPA from Hawaii 4-17 Poetry Slam / Artist Showcase 4-18 Jake Loggins Jam 4-19 The Long Run - Eagles Tribute 4-20 Moses Jones Dance Party 4-26 Austin Young CD Release 5-3 Whiskey Fingers Dance Party 5-11 Stu Hamm 5-18 Junior Brown 5-24 Rellion R&B 8-7 Asleep At The Wheel 8-22 Sons Of The Pioneers 10 S. Parkside Dr.


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Encounter Africa “Work-in-Progress” Preview — 9 a.m. Friday and Monday, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925, Downtown Skillshare — 4 p.m. Thursday, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 520-1899,

“Hear Here” Open Mic and Slam — 6:15 p.m. Friday, Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 210, 444-1012, facebook. com/events/169198153225718. “Legally Blonde, the Musical” — 7 p.m. Friday, Fort Carson Community Theatre, Ellis St. and Specker Ave., Fort Carson, mwrfortcarson. com/freedom-performing-arts-center.php. Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart — 8 p.m. Friday, Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, “Arabian Nights” — With belly dancer Sadie, 8 p.m. Saturday, Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 210, 444-1012, Kathleen Madigan — 8 p.m. Saturday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, “Stand Up or Shut Up Open Mic Comedy Night” — 8:30 p.m. Monday, Thunder & Buttons II, 2415 W. Colorado Ave., 447-9888, “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance” — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469. Living Last Supper — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd., 598-7013, “Courage” — Presented Ballet Emmanuel, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd., 598-7013, sunrise


“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” — University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Student Show, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday, TheatreWorks, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 3955 Regent Circle, 255-3232, “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical” — 6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sunday, March 27, March 29-31, The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter. org. “Marisol” — A play by José Rivera, 8 p.m. Friday, runs 8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through March 31, Theatre ‘d Art, 128 N. Nevada Ave., “Other Desert Cities” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, though March 31, The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, “Danger Ranger Granger” — Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 6 p.m. Friday, runs 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Sept. 29, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104, Word Wednesdays — 9 p.m. Wednesdays, V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 635-9599, pages/The-V-Bar/197562260253893. Compiled by T.d. mobley-mARTiNeZ, TRACy@ColoRAdoSpRiNGS.Com

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Times, days and prices vary; call for details. Air Force Academy Visitors Center — Exit 156-B off I-25, 333-2025. Exhibits, theater, gift shop and nature trail to the Cadet Chapel. American Numismatic Association Money Museum — 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, Arcade Amusements Inc. — 900 block of Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9815. Video, pinball, classic antique games, Skee-Ball, horse derby, kiddie rides, stock car challenge. Ballroom Dancing with Live Bands — Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 387-6000. Big Cats of Serenity Springs — 24615 Scott Road, Calhan, 347-9200, bigcatsofserenity Tours available most weekends; call for reservations. Exotic cats: lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, bobcats and more. Blue Moon Haunted History Tours — Walking tours in Manitou Springs, reservations required, 685-2409, Cave of the Winds — Six miles west of Colorado Springs off U.S. 24, 685-5444, Discovery Tour and Lantern Tour; Wind Walker Challenge Course, family activity that combines a jungle gym, maze and rope course. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo — 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925, Rocky Mountain Wild, mountaineer sky ride, $4-$5, zoo admission not required. Colorado Ballroom Dance Party and Country Western Dance Party — Basic instruction and dance practice, Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center — 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, Docent-led tours arranged through Bemis School of Art, 475-2444. Colorado Springs Food Tours — With restaurant visits and historical and cultural information, three tours: Wild West Food Tour in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs or downtown, 322-5731 or Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — Divide, 1-719-687-9742, One-hour tours, reservations required. Also, VIP tours for 18 and older and private tours for organizations. Dances — Ballroom, big band, country-western, Latin and polka, with live bands, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., $9; 633-0195 or inter El Pomar Foundation Carriage Museum — 11 Lake Ave., 577-7065. Carriages, cars and other memorabilia gathered by Spencer and Julie Penrose. English Country Dance — International

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Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., and Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 494-0563. Fountain Valley Museum — 114 N. Main St., Fountain, 382-5523 or 382-5339. Historical Manitou Walking Tours — Meet at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., cash only. For reservations, call 210-4303. Garden of the Gods Trading Post — 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs, 685-9045, garden Southwest art gallery, gift store and cafe with historical photo gallery. Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — 1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666, Nature presentations daily; call for times and topics. Junior Ranger program for kids, self-guided and hands-on. Preschool and scout programs available. Short movie about the Park every 30 minutes. Glen Eyrie Castle — 3820 N. 30th St., 1-800-944-4536 or 265-7050, Tours daily, reservations required. International Dance Club — 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, A nonnightclub atmosphere for those who love to dance to big-band, country, Latin, polka and swing music; free dance classes John May Museum Center — Natural History Museum and Museum of Space Science, 710 Rock Creek Canyon Road, 576-0450, maymuseum Unusual, rare, exotic, tropical insects; the history of man in space and glimpses of our future there. Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Museum — Just off U.S. 24, Manitou Springs, 685-5242, McAllister House Museum — 423 N. Cascade Ave., 635-7925, Englishstyle cottage built in 1873; was the home of the Henry McAllister family, influential in establishing Colorado Springs. McCabe’s Pub Quiz — McCabe’s Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., 633-3300. Michael Garman Museum and Magic Town — 2418 W. Colorado Ave., 471-9391. Magic Town, scavenger hunt, tours, reservations required. Miramont Castle Museum — 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011, miramontcastle. org. Queen’s Parlour Tea Room; Fire Department Museum, featuring antique and vintage fire department equipment from around the Pikes Peak region; “Spoils of War” exhibit displaying authentic uniforms, souvenirs and photos. Museum of Orthodoxy — 2501 W. Colorado Ave., 635-1390. Artwork and other antiquities from the Byzantine and Russian Empires. Old Colorado City History Center — 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Walking tours by reservation, research library, bookstore. Olympic Complex — 1 Olympic Plaza, 1750 E. Boulder St., 866-4618. Tours available. Pikes Peak Cog Railway — 515 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5401, Daily trains to 14,110-foot summit. Pikes Peak Ghost Town museum — 400 S. 21st Street, 634-0696, ghosttownmuseum. com. Authentic 100-year-old Western town.



March 22: Animal Collective — 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $33.50; AX. March 23: Billy Bragg — 9 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $30.75; TF. March 27: Lindsey Stirling — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $29.75; AX. March 28-30: Leftover Salmon — 9 p.m., Bluebird Theater, $35.75-$75; AX. March 29: Robert Earl Keen — 10 p.m., The Grizzly Rose, $22; TW. March 30: The Joy Formidable — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $18.75; TF. March 30: Dark Star Orchestra — 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $25; AX. March 31: Mika — 8 p.m., Bluebird Theater, $29.50; AX. April 1: The Mavericks — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, Englewood, $29.50; TF. April 2: Matt Costa — 8 p.m., Bluebird Theater, $16-$20; AX. April 2: Sevendust and Coal Chamber — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $30; TF. April 3: Cold War Kids — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $20; TF. April 4: Spiritualized — 8 p.m., Bluebird Theater, $25-$28; AX. April 6: Love and Light/J-pod — 9 p.m., Bluebird Theater, $5-$25; AX. April 8: Band of Horses — 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $36.50; AX. April 10: Justin Furstenfeld — 8:30 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $32.50; TF. April 11: Queensryche — 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, $29.50 and up; TH. April 12-13: Rusko — 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $30; 1-888-929-7847, AX. April 13: Soul Asylum — 9 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $25.75; TF. April 16: Bon Jovi — 7:30 p.m., Pepsi Center, $19.50-$199.50; TH. April 16: David Crowder Band — 8 p.m., Bluebird Theater, $26.75-$41.75; AX. April 19: Tesla — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $35; TF. April 19: Danzig — 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $30; AX. April 20: Slightly Stoopid — 7 p.m., Red Rocks, $39.95; TM. April 21: Johnny Marr — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $25; TF. April 23-24: Needtobreathe — 8:30 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $29.50; AX. April 26: Morrissey — Buell Theatre, $39.50$75; TM. April 28: James Blake — 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $25.50; AX. —

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May 3-4: Papadosio — 9 p.m., Bluebird Theater, $10-$30; AX. May 4: Chris Tomlin — 7 p.m., Red Rocks, $20-$36; May 8-10: Zac Brown Band — 7 p.m., Red Rocks, $52-$62; TM. May 9: Jim James — 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $29.50; AX. May 10: The Meter Men — 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $39.95; AX. May 14: Marina and the Diamonds — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, Englewood, $25.75; TF. May 17: Global Dub Festival — 7:30 p.m., Red Rocks, $42.50-$110; TM. May 19: The Tenors — 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, $40.50-$45.50; TH. May 20: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, $25; TF. May 20: Vampire Weekend and Of Monsters and Men — 7 p.m., Red Rocks, $39.95-$44.95; TM. May 26: Red Dirt on the Rocks with Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew Band, Stoney Larue and Wade Bowen — 5:30 p.m., Red Rocks, $32.50; TM. May 28: Soundgarden — 8:30 p.m., 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, $49.75-$65; TH. May 28: Arctic Monkeys — 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $28.50; AX. May 30: The Postal Service — 8 p.m., Red Rocks, $36.95-$42.50; TM. June 1: Fleetwood Mac — 8 p.m., Pepsi Center, $49.50-$149.50; TH. June 2: Taylor Swift — 7 p.m., Pepsi Center; TH. June 2: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Alabama Shakes — 6:30 p.m., Red Rocks, $38.95-$44.75; TM. June 3: Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper — 7 p.m., Red Rocks, $45-$55; TM. June 5: Sting — 8 p.m., Red Rocks, $61.50$176.50; TM. June 5: Andrea Bocelli — 7:30 p.m., Pepsi Center, $75-$350; TH. June 7: They Might Be Giants — 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $26.50; AX. June 8: Big Head Todd and the Monsters — 7 p.m., Red Rocks, $45.50-$65.50; TM. June 15: Tedeschi Trucks Band and Grace Potter and The Nocturnals — 6 p.m., Red Rocks, $39.95-$48.50; TM. June 22: O.A.R. — 7 p.m., Red Rocks, $38.50$43.75; TM. June 23: Fall Out Boy — 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, $35; AX. June 30: Justin Bieber — 7 p.m., Pepsi Center; TH. July 7: Josh Groban and the Colorado Symphony — Red Rocks; TM. July 12: Railroad Earth — 6:30 p.m., Red Rocks, $37.50-$42.50; TM. July 5-6: The Avett Brothers — 7:30 p.m., Red Rocks, $39.95-$48.95; TM. July 16: New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men — 7:30 p.m., 1stBANK Center, $49.50-$89.50; TH. July 24: One Direction — 7:30 p.m., Pepsi Center, $29.50 and up; TH.

July 28: Rodrigo y Gabriela and the Colorado Symphony — 7:30 p.m., Red Rocks, $39.95-$59.50; TM. Aug. 4: Steve Miller Band and the Doobie Brothers — 7:30 p.m., Red Rocks, $55-$75; TM. Aug. 5-6: Bruno Mars — 7:30 p.m., Red Rocks, $43.50-$79.50; TM. Aug. 10: Yonder Mountain String Band — 6 p.m., Red Rocks, $38.95-$44.95; TM. Aug. 21-22: Fun. — 8 p.m., Red Rocks, $39.95$43.50; TM. Aug. 23-24: Dave Matthews Band — Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; TH. Aug. 28: George Thorogood and the Destroyers — 7 p.m., Red Rocks, $39.50-$59.50; TM. Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Phish — 7:30 p.m., Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, $49.75-$60; TH.

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March 23: Chris Tucker — 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, $39.50-$65; TH. March 28-30: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” — Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, $20-$105; DC. April 4-6: “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” — 7:30 p.m. April 4, 8 p.m. April 5-6, Paramount Theatre, $45 and up; TH. April 12-21: Blue Man Group — Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, $30-$100; DC. April 13: “An Evening with Lily Tomlin” — 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, $41.50 and up; TH. April 30: Rodriguez — Star of the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” 8 p.m., 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, $35-$45; TH. May 1-5: “Mary Poppins” — Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, $20-$130; DC. May 22-26: “Les Misérables” — Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, $45-$115; DC. June 7-8: George Lopez — 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, $41-$61; TH. Nov. 18: David Sedaris — 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, $38 and up; TH. Dec. 10-22: Cirque Dreams Holidaze — Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, $25-$75; DC.


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the bottom. This is topped with a rainbow’s worth of vegetables, including bean sprouts, spinach, daikon radish, carrots and mushrooms, all slivered and separately prepared to retain their unique flavors. We got one version with no meat, for the vegetarian, and one with bulgogi. Both come topped with a fried egg, the golden yolk binding all the components together. The red chili pepper sauce comes in a bottle on the side, so diners can adjust the heat to their personal taste. My favorite part of a Korean meal is the banchan. These are a variety of side dishes set in the middle of the table for everyone to share. They vary from restaurant to restaurant, and even from meal to meal, depending on the chef’s mood and what produce is in season. You can always count on some type of cabbage kimchi, which is fermented with red chili peppers. Pungent and sharp, the first bite might take you by surprise, but you’ll find yourself reaching for more. Tong Tong also does an excellent Pa Jun, which is a scallion pancake sliced into squares. The cucumber kimchi was crunchy, but

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the flavor was exactly like the cabbage variety. Daikon radish was done two ways, cubed in a red chili marinade, and shredded, lightly dressed and dusted with sesame seeds. Bean sprouts in a sesame oil dressing were good, and so was a dish defined for us as seaweed dressed in mayonnaise. It looks like a bowl of crinkly, clear noodles (they are soft and slippery until you bite into them), but they crunch in a way that only a sea vegetable can. The waitstaff is happy to refill any and all of the bowls if you wish to have more during the meal. The meal ended with a small bowl of cold soup, strongly flavored with cinnamon and ginger. The diminutive portion and assertive flavor made it a fitting and delicious ending. While the spice level wasn’t what I expected, Tong Tong will definitely be on my list to visit again. I have yet to try the Gimbap (Korean style California roll) or any of the grilled fish entrées. I’ve got my eye on a spicy tofu stew with hashed vegetables, and I noticed a hot-pot entrée that boasted spicy baby octopus. I’ll just ask for extra spicy when I order.

Restaurant, 1665 N. Newport Road, talks about the Pikes Peak Food and Wine Expo at The Broadmoor in Broadmoor Hall, 1 Lake Ave., noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. For $30 per person you get to sample food from more than 50 restaurants including wine and beer purveyors. The highlight of the event is the chef-media cooking competition and the bartender competition. Visit —

Send tips about restaurant openings, closings, menu changes and food specials to, 636-0271, Twitter @tffoodie or Facebook Teresa Farney.

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today’s horoscopes by jeraldine saunders ARIES (March 21-April 19) When life is gliding along peacefully, it isn’t wise to rock the boat with controversy. You might overreact to criticism or restrictions if you feel your freedoms are being curtailed. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) A lot might be said about nothing. You might be wise to wait to initiate a major project or enter into an agreement. Your special someone, however, might have delightful plans to capture your heart. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Keep the cat in the bag. Be clear as a bell when discussing options and plans with others, but remain cautious about releasing any confidential information. Joint activities require political correctness.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Pay attention to the symbols appearing in your dreams. An awareness of spiritual strength will do much to maintain peace and tranquility when all about you are wrestling with material complaints. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your desire to be spoiled won’t be foiled. You like being pampered and petted and will do what it takes to find someone to perform those functions. Fun and games might include some romantic pattycake playing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Make others feel good about themselves and they will feel good about you. Make moneymaking activities a priority today, and you won’t be sorry. Mergers of the loving kind get top billing tonight.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Maintain a respectful distance. What you consider to be simply an inconsequential flirtation could cause gossip among co-workers. If you wish to be treated like a king or a queen, behave like royalty. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) A stitch in time saves nine. Straighten out minor misunderstandings at the workplace immediately. If you have already captured someone’s heart, you can make beautiful music the whole night long. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Some money might be draining away without your knowledge. Pay more attention to your financial affairs and bank accounts. Patch the small hole in the levee before the seeping becomes a flood.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Sometimes you must fake it to make it. You know that an enthusiastic approach can solve minor problems, but you might think it isn’t your style. Cast dignity aside and join the cheerleaders. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You can knock on doors without breaking them down. A subtle and polite approach might work better than strongarm tactics when you must persuade someone to cooperate in a plan. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You can put the right spin on a web of seduction. You could feel you deserve a special treat but are willing to share with a special someone. It is wise to keep expenditures within reasonable bounds.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY March 22 You could feel like a pingpong ball during the next four to eight weeks, so hold off on making major changes and decisions. Your best bet for success is to implement your ideas and put projects into motion during June, when your street smarts are at a peak. July is a good month to widen your horizons, so it might be a good time for a vacation, travel or to take up a new study. Plan so that you will not be required to begin a job in October or November.

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Volkswagen China recall may cost more than $600 million ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Volkswagen recalled a record number of vehicles in China to replace defective gearboxes that may result in the loss of acceleration, in a move that may cost Europe’s largest carmaker more than $600 million. The recall of 384,181 vehicles, conducted by Volkswagen and its joint ventures, include the Golf, Magotan, Sagitar and Audi A3, China’s quality inspector said on its website. While Volkswagen declined to comment on the financial toll, research firm LMC Automotive estimated the replacements will cost between 3,000 yuan ($483) to 10,000 yuan per vehicle. The move is a blow for Volkswagen, which counts China as its biggest market, as the company sets out to become the world’s largest automaker by 2018. The recall comes less than a week after state broadcaster China Central Television featured Volkswagen customers in China complaining about abnormal vibrations, loss of power and sudden acceleration in cars equipped with the company’s proprietary gearbox technology. “It’s always reputationally damaging to have to deal with an issue that plays out in the public’s eyes,” said Bill Russo, president of auto consultancy Synergistics. “Will they take a hit? Of course. The issue is how can they recover from that and how quickly can they recover.” The company is recalling vehicles with the seven-speed variety of its direct-shift gearboxes, bearing the cost for replacing defective equipment and upgrading the software, it said in an e-mail statement. LMC estimates Volkswagen sold about 680,000 vehicles equipped with the potentially faulty DSG gearboxes. “There have been no injuries or accidents reported due to the DSG gearbox problem, as far as we know,” Volkswagen China spokesman Christoph Ludewig said. The recall covers 21 types of vehicles including versions of the Scirocco, Bora, Touran, Octavia, Passat vehicles produced as far back as 2008 and as recently as this month, according to the state inspector’s statement. For Volkswagen, which sold 4 of China’s top 10 selling cars last year, complaints about its gearbox system in China aren’t new. In May, the

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Wolfsburg, Germany-based carmaker agreed to extend the warranty for the transmission technology to 10 years, compared with the standard warranty of two years, to address consumer concerns. China’s quality inspector said it began investigating complaints related to faulty Volkswagen gearboxes in March 2012. Two months later, the company extended its warranty for the transmission system after several rounds of talks with the regulator, according to the statement. A malfunction of electronics in the gearbox or inadequate pressure may result in the loss of power, presenting a safety threat, according to the regulator. Last May, Volkswagen spokesman Harthmuth Hoffmann said that the reported problems — noise, vibrations and failure to start in hot and humid weather — were “absolutely not a safety issue.” Volkswagen said Wednesday that although an electronic malfunction or

a lack of oil pressure may result in a power interruption, steering and braking functions wouldn’t be affected. That means that even if the car loses power on the road, the driver would be able to safely stop the car, it said. China’s quality regulator said it interviewed more than 3,000 consumers, received more than 10,000 reports of faultiness, conducted 12 spot checks and held 7 hearings with automotive experts before concluding that the Volkswagen gearboxes were defective and posed a safety concern. The move also comes after China introduced recall laws this year giving the watchdog broader powers to order investigations and impose fines on companies that fail to call back faulty products in a timely manner. The nation’s legislature approved plans last week to expand the authority of the food and drug regulator amid growing public discontent over quality and safety. Volkswagen and its ventures sold 2.81 million vehicles in China last year,

second only to General Motors among foreign automakers. The German company and its Chinese partners generated operating profit of 3.7 billion euros ($4.8 billion) last year, up by 1.1 billion euros from the previous year. Other German automakers have also faced scrutiny in the past week from CCTV, which said it found asphalt in China-made models of cars made by Volkswagen’s Audi, Bayerische Motoren Werke’s BMW and Daimler’s MercedesBenz. Samples taken from vehicles showed traces of asphalt, a roadpaving material also used for reducing vibrations, CCTV reported. Owners reported a pungent smell in their cars and physical symptoms such as dizziness and swollen fingers, according to the CCTV report. Representatives from all three companies said they have started investigations. Audi China spokesman Martin Kuehl said Audi has the same “strict standards” for all of its parts

globally, while Daimler spokesman Senol Bayrak said all its vehicles manufactured in China use only imported NVH damping materials that comply with existing regulations. The three German luxury brands command about 74 percent of China’s luxury segment, according to estimates from researcher IHS Global Insight. While the report might not significantly affect total luxury car sales, it could push Chinese consumers toward choosing imported models of luxury marques over models manufactured in China, according to John Zeng, Shanghai-based managing director at LMC Automotive. Tata Motors’s Jaguar Land Rover and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group’s Volvo Cars may benefit since they focus on imports, he said. “People will choose the import models, because they realize that on quality levels, the import models are very different from locally-made ones,” Zeng said. ■

Owning a car is getting more and more expensive with higher gas prices. It sure doesn’t help when your car insurance starts going up as well. My car insurance is due this month and once again it has gone up. Same car. No accidents. So why does it cost $83 more than it did six months ago? Turns out there are factors beyond our control that affect insurance fees. Increases in the overall cost of doing business such as higher costs for health care, car repairs and legal fees can increase prices for everyone as they are recouped through higher premiums. Fortunately, you can control some factors. I checked in with Pam Oakes, a fourth-generation ASE-Certified automotive technician, founder of Pam’s Motor City Automotive in Fort Myers, Fla., and author of “Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used Car Buying 101.” Oakes is shopping for car insurance and asking the same question we all are, “Why did my insurance go up again?” she says. The first thing to do, she says, is to go shopping. “You definitely need to shop. You really need to be vigilant about this,” says Oakes. Get as many quotes as you can from different carriers. If you use online resources, know that you may get lots of emails or phone calls from agents. ■ Look at your deductible. The higher the deductible, the cheaper the insurance, says Oakes. If you can take a higher deductible — up to $1,000 — do it and it will save you a lot of money. My current provider gives deductible rewards which allows me to earn an extra $100 off my collision deductible for each year I’m accident-free up to $500 — so I keep it high and rely on the reward to reduce it should I have an accident. ■ Know the factors that determine your premiums and turn them in your favor. The type of car you

drive, your driving record and your credit score all matter. In most states, the better your credit score, the lower your premium. So check your credit report regularly, correct any errors and work to improve your score. Oakes also suggests monitoring your driving skills. “I don’t want to pay the consequence of getting a speeding ticket over 10 miles an hour,” she says. Also, keep up with maintenance to avoid fines for things like non-working taillights. If you’re getting a new car, know that four-door sedans come with lower insurance rates than sporty cars, Oakes says. ■ Get your credits. Insurance companies give credits for airbags, ABS brakes, membership in certain groups or anything the company considers a low risk. You also get discounts for covering more than one car or having non-auto policies with the same company. ■ Only get as much coverage as you need. Determine how much your car costs you in real money versus how much it is worth, Oakes says. Find your car’s book value through Kelley Blue Book. “If you car is worth $1,000 and you’re paying $500 in insurance with another $750 in upkeep, then you’re upside down in it,” Oakes says. Some experts say a good rule is to drop collision and/or comprehensive coverage if the yearly premium is at or above 10 percent of your car’s book value. Don’t cut things such as towing and car rental unless you can afford to be without a car, Oakes says. And only consider dropping personal injury protection or medical payments if you and your regular passengers have good health-care coverage. ■

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