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Casings same in 2 shootings old friendship

Governor has known suspect’s father for decades. Page 8

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Ebel said to be part of supremacist prison gang. Page 8

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Shell casings recovered from the scene of a Texas shootout with a parolee are the same brand and caliber as those used in the slaying of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, according to court documents.

The shell casings are Hornady 9 mm, according to a warrant issued to search the black 1991 Cadillac Deville that Evan Ebel was driving in Texas before he got into a gunfight Thursday with authorities. Ebel, 28, an alleged member of a white supremacist prison gang

on parole since Jan. 28, was shot and died early Friday at a Texas hospital. Clements was killed about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when he answered the front door of his Monument-area home. The warrant, filed Thursday evening by Texas Ranger Antho-

ny Bradford, also ties Ebel to the Denver-area shooting death of Nathan Leon, a part-time pizza delivery driver whose body was found Sunday in Golden. A Domino’s Pizza box carrier was found in the trunk of the

Evan Ebel, 28, died after shootout with officers.

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Springs airport director resigns

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Mark Earle has resigned as director of the Colorado Springs Airport amid a disagreement over how the airport should try to attract more passengers and airline service, Mayor Steve Bach said Friday. CHANCE Earle OF hasRAIN been replaced on an interim basis by Dan Gallagher, who has been the CHANCE SNOW airport’sOFassistant aviation director for planning CLOUDY and development. Earle, who served Mark Earle COLD as the city’s became aviation di- director rector for in 2003. FOG nearly a decade, has agreed to serve as senior adviser-airport and aviation affairs for the rest HOT of the year to assist the city and Gallagher in the transition. “It became clear after nine MOSTLY CLOUDY months of working together that Mark and I wanted to head in different direcNEED LOGO tions,” Bach said during a telephone interview Friday. “After a lot of meetings on strategic direction in respect PARTLY CLOUDY to marketing, it was clear we


Colorado College players celebrate Friday after defeating No. 1 Minnesota 2-0 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five semifinal in St. Paul, Minn. CC goalie Joe Howe made 35 saves and the Tigers continued their strong defensive play. The win sends the Tigers (18-18-5) onto the championship at 6:07 p.m. Saturday against Wisconsin (21-12-7) with both teams needing to win the automatic NCAA berth to qualify for the national tournament. Sports, C1

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B1 >> A drop in donations and assistance prompts Care and Share Food Bank to lay off three full-time workers and cut others to parttime shifts. How can you help?

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Woman sets fire to snake, which sets fire to home

Man finds knife in back three years after party stabbing

teXArkANA, teXAs • A local woman learned a hard lesson: Don’t try to kill a snake by setting it on fire. The woman saw a snake in the yard and poured gas on it to try to kill it. Her son then dropped a lit match on the snake. The flaming snake slithered into brush near the house that ignited the house, destroying it and damaging the house next door. No one was injured.

YeLLOWkNiFe, NOrtHWest territOries • A Canadian man scratching “an old itch” found a knife blade that had been buried in his back for almost three years. Billy McNeely got into a fight over an arm-wrestling contest in April 2010 and was stabbed five times. A doctor stitched him up but never took X-rays. A “lump” in his back turned out to be a 2.7-inch blade.

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B1 >> A convicted felon apologizes for hitting and killing a 14-year-old Colorado Springs boy in a crash. He received a 36-year sentence.


C3 >> U.S. wrestling officials believe the sport’s best chance to remain in the Olympics is to become a provisional sport in the 2020 Games. What sports will it have to beat out for that spot? C2 >> Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin was scratched against the Texas Rangers because of back spasms.

business B7 >> Fans of the “Veronica Mars” TV show donated $2 million in 11 hours to its creator so he can move forward on making a film.

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Congressman Doug Lamborn said he’s optimistic about the budget the U.S. House passed Thursday. “We passed an excellent Republican budget and we’re still waiting to see the Senate budget, but at least they’re working on one after four years,” Lamborn said. “There’s going to be a big difference between the two budgets but that’s where you have to start negotiating.” The divide comes over how best to eliminate annual budget deficits that would add about $4.6 trillion to the national debt in the next decade. The Republican-controlled House proposes severe cuts to social programs. The Democrat-controlled Senate proposes less aggressive cuts. Read more about the budget proposals on the blog:

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Authorities have issued an “indictment” against Punxsutawney Phil — the famed groundhog who predicted an early spring Feb. 2 — for misrepresentation of spring, a felony “against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio,” where temperatures are still hovering in the 30s.

Florida Atlantic University is back in the news with more strange behavior from a professor. A junior at the school says his instructor suspended him when the student refused to “stomp on Jesus” during an in-class exercise. >> Page 14

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17 shops raided for nitrous oxide • Hundreds of law enforcement officers on Friday performed 17 simultaneous raids of auto parts shops and other businesses suspected of illegally selling nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug in California’s Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. Four federal arrest warrants were also served and at least two people were arrested on misdemeanor charges of misbranding a drug in violation of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The operation was the result of an 18-month-long joint investigation authorities dubbed “No Laughing Matter.” — LOS ANGELES

Teens carjack 89-year-old woman Two teenage girls carjacked 89-year-old Margaret E. Smith in sleepy Lincoln, Del., shoved her into the trunk and drove around for two days with the woman locked inside, police said Thursday. Smith initially agreed to give the pair a ride before the girls demanded her car keys, wrestled them from her, forced her into her car trunk, stole more than $500 from her coat pocket and drove off with her trapped inside. Her family reported her missing at 9 p.m. Tuesday, and state police issued a Gold Alert. Wednesday night, troopers found and stopped Smith’s car in Bridgeville, Del. A 14-year-old from Milford was driving with a 15-year-old Milford girl and three juvenile boys from Bridgeville, ages 17, 17 and 15, as passengers, police said. The girls were jailed on $122,000 bail each, charged with robbery, carjacking, kidnapping and conspiracy. The older boys were jailed on $27,000 bail each, charged with kidnapping, conspiracy and receiving stolen property. The younger boy was charged with conspiracy and receiving stolen property and jailed on $2,000 bail. —

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A senate aide delivers to the senate floor Friday a complete set of the federal regulations, so far, that regulate obamacare.

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WASHINGTON • Senate Democrats neared approval of their first budget proposal in four years on Friday, calling for almost $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade while sheltering safety net programs targeted by House Republicans. The Democrats also would reverse automatic spending cuts that are beginning to strike both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The nonbinding but politically symbolic measure caters to party stalwarts on the liberal edge of the spectrum just as the House GOP measure is crafted to appeal to more recent tea party arrivals.

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Approval of the Senate version was expected to come long after dark — after dozens of votes on amendments, many of which were offered in hopes of inflicting politi-

cal damage on Democratic senators up for re-election in GOP-leaning states like Alaska and Louisiana. Some $1 trillion in new revenue would flow to the

More charges in organ sale case pRISTINA, KOSOVO • A European Union prosecutor has filed more charges against seven Kosovars alleged to have profited some $1 million in an illegal kidney trafficking scheme, while alleging that the key suspects consulted with top government officials on plans to perform the transplants. The case is one of the most prominent organ trafficking scandals to hit the Balkans in recent years, and the amended indictment marks the first time that the prosecution alleges a link between the suspects in the transplant ring and high-ranking Kosovo officials. —

Charges sought in nightclub fire SAO pAuLO • Police say they are seeking criminal charges against 16 people in connection with a fire that killed 241 people earlier this year in the crowded, windowless Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria in southern Brazil. Inspector Marcelo Arigony said Friday that the mayor and fire chief were also responsible for the tragedy because of the negligent safety inspections of the night club. Arigony said the band performing at the club lit a flare, which ignited flammable soundproofing foam on the ceiling. The cyanide, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide released by the ensuing fire “was what killed the people inside.” News services

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3 Quantico Marines die in murder-suicide The AssociATed Press

Brunswick, Ga., authorities investigate Thursday after a teenager opened fire on a woman pushing her baby in a stroller.

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NICOSIA, CypRuS • Lawmakers in Cyprus approved three key bills Friday that aim to raise enough money to qualify the country for a broader bailout package and help it avoid financial ruin in mere days. A total of nine bills were approved, including a key one on restructuring the country’s ailing banks, which lost billions on bad Greek debt; one on restricting financial transactions in times of crisis; and one that sets up a “solidarity fund” into which investments and contributions will flow. More bills to meet the total target of $7.5 billion Cyprus needs to secure an international bailout will be brought for a vote over the weekend. —


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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEV. • A single mother made an initial court appearance Friday after being accused of locking her 4-year-old daughter in an apartment bedroom for up to 12 hours a day — tethered to a bedpost and left with a plastic tote bin to use as a toilet. Laketha Charis Moore, 36, kept her eyes downcast and said nothing as she stood in shackles and an orange jail jumpsuit before North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro-Tem Eugene Martin. The judge told Moore that she faces two child abuse and 31 child neglect charges but that formal charges had not been filed. Martin ruled there was probable cause to keep Moore jailed for up to a week on $620,000 bail while North Las Vegas police and Child Protective Services officials continue to investigate.



First Lt. Agustin Solivan answers reporters’ questions Friday. Three Marines involved in the incident knew one another, base officials said. No one else was injured in the attack.

Trio at officer candidate school By Ken Dilanian McClatchy Newspapers —

WASHINGTON • It was 11 p.m. Thursday when loudspeakers abruptly blared at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia, ordering all residents to stay inside behind locked doors. The grisly explanation emerged Friday: A Marine had shot and killed another male Marine, and then seized and fatally shot a female Marine. He then took his own life. Col. David Maxwell, the base commander, said the incident was not a terrorist attack or an attempt to cause mass casualties. All three Marines were staffers at the officer candidate school and knew one another, he said. No one else was harmed. “This is a tragic loss for our Marine Corps family,” Maxwell said at a news conference at the base. The identities of the three Marines was not released pending notification of their families. Maxwell said the base provost marshal’s office received an emergency call at 10:30 p.m. Thursday reporting a possible shooting at the Taylor Hall barracks. He said first responders rushed to the scene within five minutes and did not hear additional shots. Base officials, unsure if an assailant was on the loose, used the loudspeakers to put the base on Force Protection Delta status, restricting all outdoor movements and shutting all gates to traffic.

Col. david W. Maxwell, commander of Marine Corps base Quantico, holds a news conference Friday.

Authorities ultimately entered the barracks and found three bodies. Base restrictions were lifted about 2:30 a.m. “All clear. Emergency terminated. Resume operations on base,” came the announcement, according to the base’s Facebook page. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “was saddened to learn of the shootings,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement. Little noted that the shootChuck ings followed hagel the deaths of seven Marines on Monday when a mortar exploded in a training exercise at an Army munitions depot in Nevada. Eight other service members were wounded. “This tragedy, as well as the tragedy in Nevada earlier this week, took the lives of Marines who volunteered to serve their nation,” he said.

Police arrest two teenagers in baby killing By RUSS ByNUM The Associated Press —

BRUNSWICK, Ga. • Two teenagers were arrested Friday and accused of fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face and wounding his mother during their morning stroll through a leafy, historic neighborhood. Sherry West had just been to the post office a few blocks from her apartment Thursday morning and was pushing her son, Antonio, in his stroller while they walked past gnarled oak trees and blooming azaleas in the coastal city of Brunswick. West said a tall, skinny teenager, accompanied by a smaller boy, asked her for money. “He asked me for money and I said I didn’t have it,” she said Friday. “When you have a baby, you spend all your money on babies. They’re expensive. And he kept asking and I just said ‘I don’t have it.’ And he said, ‘Do you want me to kill your baby?’ And I said, ‘No, don’t kill my baby!’” One of the teens fired four shots, grazing West’s ear and striking her in the leg, before he walked around to the stroller and shot the baby in the face. De’Marquis Elkins, 17, is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, along with a 14-year-old who was not identified because he is a juvenile, Police Chief Tobe Green said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the boys had attorneys. Police announced the arrest Friday afternoon after combing school records and canvassing neighborhoods de’Marquis searching for the pair. The elkins chief said the motive of the “horrendous act” was still under investigation and the weapon had not been found. It’s not the mother’s first loss of a child to violence. West said her 18-year-old son, Shaun Glassey, was killed with a steak knife in March 2008 in Gloucester County, N.J. Glassey was armed with a knife, but the target of the attack was able to get the knife away from him, according to news reports from the time. Prosecutors in that case decided a 17-year-old would not be charged because they determined that he acted in self-defense.


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Gun issues continue to divide Congress Geography, culture create differences McClatchy Newspapers —

WASHINGTON • Despite a strong push for tighter gun restrictions by the White House and others, common ground continues to elude lawmakers as gun violence continues to fall despite high-profile shootings such as the December massacre at a Connecticut elementary school that left 20 children dead and a nation horrified. With a ban on assault weapons all but certain to lack the necessary votes, gun control advocates are hoping that Congress will at least consider stronger background checks and a crackdown on gun trafficking. But in spite of polls that show overwhelming support for such measures, those, too, will be a struggle. Democrats and Republicans have sharp differences, and geography and social culture divides Democrats. Even debating the issue is uncomfortable for members of the president’s party who face re-election in rural and conservative states where gun ownership is high. “It’s the worst of all possible worlds,” said Sarah Binder, a political science professor at George Washington University and an expert on Congress. “You’re compounding two sources of potential gridlock.” The Democratic-majority Senate is expected to consider gun legislation when it returns April 8 from a two-week spring recess, and it will be a challenge in a chamber where it takes 60 votes to get most anything done. “Any measure, apple pie or motherhood, would have trouble passing the Senate,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults Richard were slain at Blumenthal Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. “The opposition is relentless and ruthless.” The Republican-controlled House of Representatives, meanwhile, has shown little enthusiasm for strong action, and in fact, many would prefer to loosen gun restrictions. On Thursday, at the same time Vice President Joe Biden, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and families of the Newtown, Conn., shooting victims were making an emotional plea for new laws, the House was quietly approving legislation that included four gun rights provisions. There’s probably little anyone can do to change the equation. “It’s very political,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “In many parts of the country, people are strong advocates for the Second Amendment. In other parts, the John emphasis is McCain more on gun control.” But gun rights backers also signaled that background checks will not enjoy universal support. “I just got back from Wyoming, and people are very concerned that universal background checks lead to a national gun registry,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. “People are opposed to it.” National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre told a group in Washington that universal background checks, which he once supported, were a “placebo” that “won’t make anyone safer anywhere” and would burden lawful gun owners.


Israel extends apology to Turkey Netanyahu’s gesture may normalize nations’ relationship McClatchy Newspapers —

JERUSALEM • President Barack Obama witnessed a diplomatic reconciliation between key Middle East allies Israel and Turkey at the end of his visit to the Holy Land, thawing tensions that have complicated U.S. efforts to cope with regional issues including Syria’s civil war. With Obama nearby, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formally apologized Friday to Turkey over

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the 2010 killing by Israel soldiers of nine Turkish activists aboard a Gaza Stripbound protest ship, U.S. and Israeli officials said. The apology, made during a 30-minute telephone

call to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, clears the way for the restoration of normal relations between the two countries. The U.S.-brokered apology added some last-minute diplomatic heft to the first foreign trip of Obama’s second term. Though his speech Thursday to Israeli university students was generally well-received, it avoided the difficult details involved in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. U.S. Secretary of State

John Kerry remains in the region. Israeli officials said serious talks were under way about reviving peace talks, but no agreement was imminent. U.S. officials had been trying to negotiate a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey for two years, stressing that they should be working together to address regional threats, particularly the 2-year-old conflict in Syria. Unconfirmed reports that chemical weapons were used in Syria this week heightened the sense of

IRS calls staff ‘Star Trek’ parody video a mistake The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • Nobody’s going to win an Emmy for a parody of the TV show “Star Trek” filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland. Instead, the IRS got a rebuke from Congress for wasting taxpayer dollars. The agency says the video, along with a training video that parodied the TV show “Gilligan’s Island,” cost about $60,000. The “Star Trek” video accounted for most of the money, the agency said. The IRS said Friday it was a mistake for employees to make the six-minute video. It was shown at the opening of a 2010 training and leadership conference but does not appear to have any training value.

The video features an elaborate set depicting the control room, or bridge, of the spaceship featured in the hit TV show. IRS workers portray the characters, including one who plays Mr. Spock, complete with fake hair and pointed ears. The production value is high even though the acting is what one might expect from a bunch of tax collectors. In the video, the spaceship is approaching the planet “Notax,” where alien identity theft appears to be a problem. “The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars,” the agency said in a statement. “There is no mistaking that this video did not reflect the best stewardship of resources.”

The rio Grande Gorge Bridge within the el rio Grande del Norte National conservation Area near Taos, N.M., is one of five sites President Barack obama will designate as national monuments. The AssociATed Press

President to designate 5 national monuments The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites — including one in Delaware sought by Vice President Joe Biden. The White House said Obama would make the designations Monday, using the century-old Antiquities Act to protect unique natural and historic landmarks. The sites are Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico; First State National Monument in Delaware; Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland; Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio; and San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington state. The Delaware monument, commemorating the state’s history and preserving about 1,100 acres near Wilmington, is the first step toward creating a national park in Delaware, the only state not included in the national park system. The project is a longtime pri-

ority for Biden, a former senator from Delaware. “This national monument will tell the story of the essential role my state played in the history of the United States,” Biden said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more proud to call Delaware home.” The largest site is Rio Grande del Norte in New Mexico, where Obama will designate nearly 240,000 acres for protection. The site includes wildlife habitat valued by hunters and anglers; rafting, camping, and other recreation, and is prized by the region’s Hispanic and tribal groups. Advocates say the new monument in New Mexico, to be run by the U.S Bureau of Land Management, will contribute an estimated $15 million a year in economic benefits to the area. The new monuments would be the first designated by Obama in his second term. Obama created four national monuments in his first term: The Cesar E. Chavez and Fort Ord national monuments in California; Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia; and Chimney Rock in Colorado.

urgency to mend ties with Turkey, Israeli officials said. An end to the Israel-Turkey spat will make it easier for the U.S. to coordinate a regional response to the conflict, which has sent hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming across Syria’s borders. In addition to fears of Syria’s alleged chemical weapons stockpiles, the U.S. and many of Syria’s neighbors worry about the country becoming a failed state that could provide a safe haven to Islamic militant groups.

An irs employee portraying the character Mr. spock is seen in a parody video created by irs personnel for an agency conference. The AssociATed Press

The agency said it has tightened controls over the use of its production equipment to “ensure that all IRS videos are handled in a judicious manner that makes wise use of taxpayer funds while ensuring a tone and theme appropriate for the nation’s tax system.” The video was released late in the day Friday after investigators from the House Ways and Means Committee requested it. “There is nothing more infuriating to a taxpayer than to find out the government

is using their hard-earned dollars in a way that is frivolous,” said Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., chairman of the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee. The film was made at an IRS studio in New Carrollton, Md. The agency said it uses the studio to make training films and informational videos for taxpayers. “The use of video training and video outreach through the in-house studio has become increasingly important to the IRS to reach both taxpayers and employ-

ees,” the agency said. “In the current budget environment, using video for training purposes helps us save millions of dollars and is an important part of successful IRS cost-efficiency efforts.” IRS YouTube videos have been viewed more than 5 million times. A video on the IRS website called “When Will I Get My Refund?” has been seen 950,000 times this filing season. The “Gilligan’s Island” video was determined to be a legitimate training video and was not released.

Senate GOP thwarts Obama’s court pick McClatchy Newspapers —

WASHINGTON • Former New York state attorney Caitlin Halligan, President Barack Obama’s choice for the U.S. court of appeals here, withdrew her name Friday, defeated by the Republican minority in the Senate. Halligan’s withdrawal is the latest example of how the GOP has employed the filibuster rule not only to block major legislation, but routine presidential appointments as well. The D.C. Circuit decides significant challenges to federal regulations, including those on environmental protection and worker’s rights. Obama is the first president who has been unable to put a single judge on the court. The Constitution says judges are to be nominated by the president and confirmed by a majority vote in the Senate. Halligan had the support of the Senate’s Democratic majority, but minority Re-

Senators decried Caitlin Halligan as an activist judge. publicans blocked a vote to confirm her. Under the Senate’s rules, it takes 60 votes to close debate and set a final vote. Obama issued a statement saying he was “deeply disappointed that...a minority of senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination. The D.C. Circuit is considered the nation’s second highest court, but it now has more vacancies than any other circuit court. This is unacceptable.” Halligan, 46, is a graduate of Princeton and Georgetown Law School and clerked at the Supreme Court for Justice Stephen Breyer. She served as New York’s Solicitor General from 2001 to 2007, and her office pursued a state

lawsuit against gun manufacturers for causing a public nuisance. She also supported a New York bar association report that was highly critical of the indefinite detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. The National Rifle Association opposed her nomination, and Republican senators cited the gun case as a reason for opposing her. Two years ago, 54 senators voted for her, but it was not enough to win her confirmation. Earlier this month, Republicans stood firm in blocking her. “Ms. Halligan has demonstrated an activist judicial philosophy,” said Sen. John Barrasso. R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. “Her persistent activism against gun manufacturers” and her willingness to “use the courts to promote liberal ambitions” are grounds for blocking her confirmation, he said.

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Hickenlooper knows father of parolee Governor met attorney when they worked together at oil firm by daniel J. chacón —


Emergency personnel work the scene of a crash and shootout with police involving the driver of a black Cadillac with Colorado plates Thursday in Decatur, Texas. The driver led police on a gunfire-filled chase through rural Montague County, Texas.

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Evan Spencer Ebel, the man shot and killed Thursday by Texas deputies and who has been linked to Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements’ slaying, belonged to a Colorado-based racist prison gang with a long history of violent encounters with law enforcement. The Anti-Defamation League said Friday the 211 Crew was known in 2005 to have about 300 members, but “those numbers have most likely substantially increased since then.” The name “211 Crew” appar-

ently refers to the California penal code for robbery. The gang member’s crimes are not restricted to robbery, however, as the ADL said members’ convictions include murder, assault, racketeering, witness intimidation and drug-related crimes. The 211 Crew, also called the Aryan Alliance, is heavily involved in organized crime and furthering “the cause of white supremacist ideology,” according to a report by the ADL. According to the ADL, the gang was started in 1995 in the Denver County Jail by Benjamin Davis, who was convicted in 2007 for running a criminal enterprise from prison “that sold drugs and ordered attacks on inmates and

others outside prison.” In the report by the ADL, spokesman Scott Levin said these activities are common to most racist prison gangs. “We have long known that racist prison gangs not only jeopardize the stability of our nation’s penitentiaries, but when members of these gangs are released, they continue to express violent racist rhetoric,” Levin said. Ebel is a parolee from the Colorado Department of Corrections for which Clements was the executive director since 2011. Ebel led Montague County and Wise County deputies in Texas on a 100-mph chase after one deputy tried to pull him over just before 11 a.m. Thursday.

Ebel shot the deputy in the chest and head before speeding away. The chase ended with the black Cadillac with Colorado license plates that Ebel was driving crashing into a semi truck in Decatur, Texas. Ebel opened fire again as deputies and police officers approached the car. Officials shot back and Ebel was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead Friday morning. Ebel is the second 211 Crew member killed by police in just over a year, the ADL said. In February 2012, Jeremiah Barnum of Englewood was shot by police after ignoring their orders and reached for a gun, according to reports.

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Cadillac “and either a Domino’s Pizza shirt or jacket” was near the carrier, the warrant states. The suspect in Leon’s killing was “reportedly driving a black 1991 passenger vehicle,” the warrant states. Denver police said Friday that they are “confident the man shot after a shootout in Texas is the person suspected of killing a pizza delivery man.” El Paso County sheriff’s investigators who traveled to Texas to investigate the possible link to the Clements case returned to Colorado Springs on Friday but said little about their findings. They brought back evidence, including shell casings for ballistics testing. “I want to make it very clear — very clear — this is still an active and open investigation,” El

Paso County sheriff’s Investigator John San Agustin said at a news conference in Texas. “Over the last 60 hours our deputies have been working around the clock, following up on leads in the murder of Executive Director Clements.” He said the investigation was ongoing in Colorado as well as in Texas. Colorado officials wouldn’t confirm Ebel’s membership in a white supremacist prison gang but placed state prisons on lockdown Friday afternoon. “There’s been an inordinate amount of media attention on one threat group, and that has required additional security measures,” state prisons spokeswoman Alison Morgan said. The corrections department also was preparing for a Monday memorial service for Clements, she said. The public

memorial will be at 10 a.m. at New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway. Steve Johnson, assistant director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said during the Texas news conference that officials were not aware of any threats made before Clements’ killing. He also said additional security was in place for the state’s top officials because of the shooting. Investigators spent Friday morning searching the wrecked Cadillac for “physical, biological and trace evidence” that might link Ebel to the Colorado killings. The Texas investigation was headed by the Texas Rangers, and also involved multiple local sheriff’s offices. Along with El Paso County sheriff’s investigators, representatives from the Colorado Bureau of Investiga-

tion, the Denver and Golden police departments, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined the two-state investigation. “As the investigation continues, we want to make very clear that everyone realizes that this is an ongoing investigation. “There will be a lot of information that we gather that we, at the present time, do not want to release from Texas or Colorado,” David Walker, the sheriff in Wise County, Texas, said during a news briefing Friday morning. The police chase ended in Wise County with the shootout. —

Gazette reporter Matt Steiner and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Contact Daniel Chacón: 476-1623 Twitter @danieljchacon Facebook Daniel Chacon

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is longtime friends with the father of a parolee at the center of the investigation into the shooting death of state prisons chief Tom Clements. Hickenlooper said he met attorney Jack Ebel about 30 years ago when they worked together at an oil company. Hickenlooper is a former geologist. “Jack is one of the most kind and generous people I know,” Hickenlooper said in a statement Friday. “His son had a bad streak that I know he tried desperately to correct.” Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, was shot and killed in Texas after a chase and shootout Thursday. The younger Ebel, who authorities say belonged to a white supremacist prison gang, is under investigation for the Tuesday night slaying of Clements, who was shot in the chest when he answered the door at his home in Monument. Ebel also is a suspect in the killing of Nathan Leon, a pizza delivery driver whose body was found Sunday in Gov. John HickenGolden. Evan Ebel was paroled looper Jan. 28 after serving his full prison term, state prisons spokeswoman Alison Morgan told The Associated Press. Hickenlooper said Jack Ebel never asked him to intervene on his son’s behalf and that he never asked for special treatment for Evan Ebel. “The events of the past few days have been devastating for all involved. I am in shock and disbelief about how everything seems connected in this case. It makes no sense,” Hickenlooper said in the statement. “Tom’s death at the hands of someone hellbent on causing evil was tragic in every way. It also now appears Tom’s killer may have had another victim. Our hearts and prayers are with Nathan Leon’s family as well,” he said. Two years ago, Jack Ebel testified before the Colorado Legislature in favor of a bill to limit inmates’ solitary confinement, among other requirements. The bill failed, but Clements had made significant reforms since taking the top job in January 2011. Under a review that Clements ordered, 485 of 1,500 prisoners had been moved out of solitary confinement as of January. After being moved into the general population, they had access to mental health and drug treatment, education and pre-release programs, prison officials told Colorado Public News. Jack Ebel testified that his son had spent years in solitary confinement, according to a report from Colorado Public Radio. “He’ll rant a little bit. He’ll stammer. He’ll be frustrated that he can’t find the words,” Jack Ebel is quoted as saying. “And I let him get it out, and eventually, because I’m his father, he will talk to me. And I’m convinced, if any of the rest of you were to go talk to him, he wouldn’t be able to talk to you.” —

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earle: Move comes two weeks before Frontier will end service to the Springs from page 1 —

were on different tracks and he told me, ‘Why don’t you hire someone more in line with your philosophy.’” Earle was not available Friday for comment. In a news release issued by the city,

Earle said he was honored to serve in the post and praised his staff, saying he was committed to ensuring a smooth transition. Bach said he will take over meeting with airlines that the airport is targeting for new or expanded service. He

also plans to seek proposals from marketing consultants on how the airport should more aggressively market itself in the shadow of Denver International Airport, the nation’s fifth-busiest hub. “I think we have to be a lot more aggressive in very

targeted ways, and we need to find somebody who is aligned with that thinking,” Bach said. “We have to do more than a simply superb job of operations. I am concerned about the continuing loss of traffic at the airport and have talked with enough

employers and people in the tourism business who are concerned about the lack of flights” at the airport. The move comes just two weeks before Frontier Airlines will end service to Colorado Springs after five years, which Bach said played a role in the change. The Denver-based carrier had made the Springs a “focus city” in May with nonstop flights to four western U.S. cities and had become the airport’s third-largest carrier before pulling the plug on the experiment in January. After Frontier’s April 7 departure, the airport still has nonstop service to 10 other cities. As a result of a 47 percent jump in Frontier’s passenger numbers, traffic at the airport rose slightly last year for the first time since 2007. The Springs airport and other midsized airports nationwide have been hit hard as airlines reduced flights and used smaller aircraft on remaining flights as travel declined during the recession and fuel prices surged. Traffic numbers fell nearly 20 percent during Earle’s tenure as director. “The city is confident that with a renewed effort we will be successful in attracting new airlines to the airport and substantially increase passenger volumes,” Bach said in the news release Friday. “The increased success

of the airport will be a very important factor in our ongoing economic recovery.” Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Friday that he was “surprised and disappointed” by Earle’s sudden departure. “I have worked very closely with Mark in the two years I have been here. He is respected throughout the community and the aviation industry. He has a unique background working with both military and civilian aviation.” Earle became aviation director in August 2003 after spending 8½ years running Lubbock International Airport in Texas. He also spent 4½ years as assistant aviation director of McAllenMiller International Airport, also in Texas. He serves as a member of the Colorado Springs Military Affairs Committee and as a director of the National Museum of World War II Aviation and the Peterson Air Force Base Museum. The news release Friday included no details about the search for Earle’s replacement, other than the city plans to conduct a national search. Gallagher was hired by the airport in September 2010 after serving as capital programs manager for San Antonio International Airport.

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BUDGET: Obama plan was due Feb. 4 from page 3 —

approved in January — and would be coupled with a net $875 billion in spending cuts. Those reductions would be generated by modest cuts to federal health care programs, domestic agencies and the Pentagon and reduced government borrowing costs. The budget proposes $100 billion in new spending for infrastructure projects and job training programs. The president will reveal his own overdue tax-andspending plan in two weeks, a plan that will be judged in part by whether it offers new, more politically risky proposals that could form the foundation for a bipartisan agreement between the two houses. Obama’s budget was due Feb. 4.

Senators braced for dozens of votes during a marathon session running late on Friday, with some predicting a final vote on the Democratic plan in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday. In early voting Friday morning, Democrats rejected the latest attempt to repeal Obama’s landmark health care law by a strictly party-line vote. The Senate has already taken several politically freighted votes, including a move by Democrats to force a vote on the Paul Ryan House budget, which was rejected by a 59-40 vote Thursday night, with five Republicans joining every Democratic senator in opposition. Republicans countered with a move by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., putting Democrats on record in opposition to balancing the budget

by the end of the decade. It failed on a near party-line vote. Additional votes on Friday could feature forays into off-topics like supersized soft drinks, domestic drone strikes, handguns and abortion — in addition to the more traditional subjects of taxes, spending and debt. Such tallies give lawmakers the chance to test support for their ideas in the modern Senate, where there are far fewer opportunities to offer amendments and obtain votes. Such votes are nonbinding. Seventeen Democrats joined Republicans to endorse the Keystone XL pipeline that is to carry oil from Canada to Texas oil refineries. And after a bipartisan 75-24 test vote, the Senate endorsed an amendment by Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and

From left, sen. Joe Manchin, d-W.Va., sen. Ted cruz, r-Texas, and sen. Mike Lee, r-Utah, head to the senate floor to vote on amendments to the budget resolution Friday at the capitol in Washington.

Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. — backed by the powerful retailer lobby — that would allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases made out of state. It all concerned a largely symbolic measure known as a budget resolution, not binding legislation that could be sent to the president to become law. The Senate budget measure and the starkly different version passed by the House on Thursday seek to set parameters for followup legislation on taxes and spending. The dueling House and Senate budget plans are anchored on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum in Washington. No Democrats voted for the House budget, and not a single Republican will vote for the Senate plan.

The AssociATed Press

Spiritual Gathering Guide of Colorado Springs

“If we are going to worship in Spirit, we must develop a spirit of worship.”



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Woodmen Valley Chapel Exploring... Experiencing... Expressing God’s Grace

13990 Gleneagle Dr. • 964-1838




Woodmen Heights Community 8292 Woodmen Valley View (80908) Saturday, 6:00 pm Sunday, 9:00 & 11:15 am


11025 Voyager Parkway 719-594-6602

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 P.M. Bible Study 7:30 P.M. Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Worship Service 11:15 A.M.

Worship with us Sundays at 9 a.m. andCHURCH 11 a.m. NEW LIFE


New Life Downtown services at 10 a.m. Palmer High School 301 N. Nevada (visitors use entrance @ Nevada & Platte)

Circle Drive Baptist Church






SAT 6pm SUN 9&11am

801 North Circle Drive



Christian Science

Non Denominational



First Church of Christ, Scientist 325 N. Cascade Ave. 632-0051

First Church ofChurch Christ, Scientist & Sunday School 325 N. Cascade Ave. 632-0051 Sunday 10:00am



1625 S. 8th St.

Church & Sunday School Testimonies of Healing Sunday 10:00am Wednesday 7:00pm Testimonies of Healing Wednesday Reading Room 407 N. Tejon Ave.7:00pm 632-5678

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

(719) 633-4659



Sunday Services 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship at 9:10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Children’s Sunday School available at all services. AWANA: Wed. Evenings Sept. - May



www.boulderstreet. ORG

ColoradoSprings Springs Colorado Colorado Springs 719-632-8836 719-632-8836 719-632-8836 Dr.Paul Paul Peel,Sr.Sr.Pastor Pastor Dr. R.R.Peel,

Senior Pastor

Nevada at Bijou

Dr. Paul R. Peel, Sr. Pastor

Sunday 9:15am, 10:30am Antlers Hilton, Learning Center Room 4 Cascade • Free Parking Non-denominational Bob Team: Pastor 719-473-6385

8:00, 9:15 & 10:30 AM “ Come join usWorship: in celebration!” Sunday Evening 6:30 PM Sunday Church School: Worship Center & Education Center are 9:00 AM handicapped is available “ Comeaccessible join usand in child-care celebration!” Sunday Evening Worship: Worship Center & Education Center are handicapped accessible andPM child-care is available for all services and activities. for all services and activities.

6:30 “Come join us in celebration!” Worship Center and Education Center are handicapped accessible and child-care available for all services and activities


8:20 & 9:45 a.m.



Saturday Evening Worship: 5:00 PM Saturday Evening Worship: Saturday Evening Worship: PMAM Sunday Worship: 8:00, 10:30 5:00 PM9:15 &5:00 Sunday Church8:00, School: 9:00 AMAM Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 10:30 Sunday Worship: Sunday 6:30 PM SundayEvening ChurchWorship: School: 9:00 AM

1523 E. Monument • 634-5311 Rabbi Melvin Glazer Reform Services 2nd Friday 6:00pm Family Service All Other Fridays 7:30PM Sat. Conservative Service 9:30AM

Sunday Services of Worship

Our Father’s Place

1515 CascadeAve. Ave. 1515N.N. N.Cascade Cascade 1515 Ave.

Temple Shalom

Graham Baird,

828 East Boulder Street 719 475 0224

We always have a special guest, Jesus.

First Church First Lutheran Lutheran Church

15 20 11B 3 22 19 11B

9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Reading Room 407 N. Tejon Ave. 632-5678

FALCON Constitution

These activities will take place on property that New Life Church has licensed from Colorado Springs School District 11 pursuant to D-11 Board of Education Policy KF. Our group has paid a full rental fee for the facility and, therefore, our rental of the facility is not supported by tax dollars. Our use of a district facility represents neither agreement nor disagreement with our group’s goals, purposes, or statement by the Board, administration, or the District.


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4985 N. Carefree Circle Colo. Spgs., CO 80917 (719) 573-0484


Childcare available at all services, both locations

Greater Christ Temple Apostolic Church

Pastor Reginald Cox



Rockrimmon Community 290 E. Woodmen Rd. (I-25 & Woodmen) Saturday, 6:00 pm Sunday, 9:00 am & 11:15 am Sunday, 6:00 pm


Traditional Service 8:30am Contemporary Service 10:45am



Temple Beit Torah

Sanctuary, Blended Style with Choir 9:45 a.m. Fellowship Hall, Contemporary 11:10 a.m. Sanctuary, Contemporary 5:00 p.m. Sanctuary, Contemplative

CO Springs’s Reform Jewish Congregation 522 E. Madison Avenue (East of the Bon Shopping Center on the corner of Madison & Royer)

Shabbat Services Friday: Religious School Sundays:


9:30 Sunday Mornings at Coronado High School 22 719-531-7444

These activities will take place on property that Church on the Ranch has licensed from Colorado Springs District Eleven pursuant to the Board of Education Policy KF. Our group has paid a full rental fee for the facility and, therefore, our rental of the facility is not supported by tax dollars. Our use of a District facility represents neither agreement nor disagreement with our group’s goals, purpose, or statements by the Board, Administration, or the District.



Non-Demoninational • Non-Charismatic

Sabbath-Keeping Christians Meeting Saturday


Bible Study - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:45 a.m. 627 N. Circle Drive 577-9066

7:00pm 10am-Noon

For info, call 573-0841 or

Nursery at All Services




Saturday, March 23, 2013 ❘ the gazette ❘


MIKE DANIELS Snow and wind gusting up to 45 mph will cause blowing snow and dangerous travel over northern and eastern El Paso County on Saturday. Another storm late Sunday with still more snow.

Castle Rock

Steamboat Springs 28/3/sn Craig 29/4/sn

Mike Daniels forecasts the weather at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. for News5.



Windy, snow

PM snow




AM flurries



Sun returns


Glenwood Springs 37/16/sn Rifle 37/16/sn

Dry, warmer




Grand Junction 42/24/rs

Official readings measured at Colorado Springs Airport


High yesterday Low yesterday Normal high Normal low Record high Record low


48 27 54 27 73 (2009) -2 (1898)

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trace 0.09” 1.17” 0.68” 1.34”










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Gunnison 27/2/sn

Extreme Very high High Mod.


STATEWIDE YESTERDAY 59 Cortez 0 Fraser NATIONWIDE YESTERDAY Hottest 94 in Dryden, Texas Coolest -13 in Hallock, Minn.


Hottest Coolest




Monte Vista 36/9/sn Alamosa 36/8/sn

Durango 36/15/sn

trace 3.0” 23.0” 5.7” 29.7”

PERCENT OF NORMAL Arkansas River 74% North Platte River 82% Colorado River 80% South Platte River 71% Gunnison River 80% Yampa River 80%


Central mountains Southern mountains

Considerable Considerable

Yellowstone bison hunt takes most since 1989 The Associated Press —

Hunters killed more wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park this season than they have in decades, with the numbers driven by strong participation from American Indians who harvest the animals under longstanding treaty rights. Roughly 250 bison have been killed since last fall after leaving Yellowstone for low-elevation winter range in Montana. Combined with a mild winter, that means there’s unlikeBILLINGS, MoNt. •

La Junta 36/12/sn

Alamosa Boulder Buena Vista Canon City Cortez Craig Crested Butte Denver Durango

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Fort Collins Fort Morgan Fraser Glenwood Springs Grand Junction Greeley Gunnison La Junta Lamar

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28/9/c 28/9/c 26/-1/sn 40/16/c 46/26/pc 30/12/c 30/3/c 33/17/c 34/17/c

Leadville Limon Montrose Pueblo Rifle Salida Telluride Trinidad

29/5/sn 46/19/sn 57/25/sn 54/30/sn 49/25/sn --/--/-37/19/sn 56/32/sn

20/-2/sn 27/7/c 41/19/pc 31/18/c 41/16/pc 38/17/sn 25/10/pc 31/16/c

Aspen Breckenridge Copper Mountain Keystone Monarch Pass, CO Steamboat Sprg Vail Winter Park

37/11/sn --/--/-31/6/sn --/--/-21/9/sn 33/5/sn 29/15/sn --/--/--




10 8 6 4

The higher the number, the greater need for skin and eye protection.

2 0

Ozone Particulates Carbon Monoxide

42 25 3

Good Good Good

AQI Scale: 0-50 is good; 51-100 moderate; 101-199 unhealthy; 200-299 very unhealthy; 300 or higher is considered hazardous. Ozone measured at the Air Force Academy and Manitou Springs Particulates measured at Colorado College Carbon Monoxide Measured at Highway 24 and Eighth Street. Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. All data are collected real-time and have not been corrected nor validated.

RESERVOIRS Reservoirs are 47.6% full Reservoirs are normally 76.5% full this time of year. Source: Colorado Springs Utilities

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63/41/s 39/26/rs 15/-6/pc 29/17/c 50/21/s 75/49/s 29/11/c 32/16/c 33/23/pc 46/31/s 36/19/c 80/68/r 69/42/s 34/27/sn 84/50/t 33/24/pc 58/32/pc 69/50/s 54/32/pc 64/53/s 38/30/rs 53/33/pc 88/71/pc 34/28/c 34/20/c 60/44/s 70/38/pc 52/32/pc 70/50/s 47/33/s 47/33/pc





Lamar 36/13/sn NOAA weather radio: 162.475 MHz


Yesterday hi/lo/wx

26/5/c 24/3/sn 15/2/sn 24/5/sn 13/0/c 30/1/c 24/1/sn 22/8/sn

Black Forest Briargate Calhan Downtown Falcon Fountain Monument Manitou Springs Rockrimmon Woodland Park

44/25/0.00 44/28/0.00 --/--/-48/27/trace 48/28/0.00 48/30/0.00 42/28/0.00 45/28/0.00 46/30/0.00 43/23/0.00

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45/40/r 30/13/pc 45/29/pc 34/24/c 88/60/t 83/55/s 46/33/pc 79/53/s 40/30/rs 46/27/s 58/37/pc

City Raleigh Rapid City Reno Sacramento St. Louis Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco San Jose San Juan, PR





56/39/sh 31/12/pc 55/29/pc 71/43/s 47/33/c 38/26/sn 90/48/s 63/55/s 62/45/s 70/44/s 82/72/t





Yesterday Tomorrow hi/lo/wx hi/lo/wx Neighborhood

Yesterday Tomorrow hi/lo/wx hi/lo/wx Mountain

Security & Widefield



Trinidad 34/11/sn

Yesterday Tomorrow hi/lo/wx hi/lo/wx City


Manitou Springs




Colorado Springs



Pueblo 34/14/sn



Cripple Creek


Black Forest





Woodland Park Florissant





Yesterday’s Low

Walsenburg 35/11/sn


Palmer Lake



Source: Water and Climate Center Snotel Network

Cañon City 33/18/sn

Record low



Colorado Springs 24/10/sn

Salida 36/15/sn


Yesterday Month-to-date Season-to-date Normal month-to-date Normal season-to-date

Limon 26/8/sn

Buena Vista 29/11/sn

April 18









Cortez 39/16/c

Fort Morgan 29/10/sn



c=cloudy dr=drizzle f=fair fg=fog h=hazy i=ice pc=partly cloudy r=rain rs=rain/snow s=sunny sf=snow flurries sh=showers sn=snow t=thunderstorms w=windy wx=weather Yesterday’s High

Denver 28/13/sn

Breckenridge 19/2/sn



Updated weather information: Go to | Current road conditions: Call toll-free 1-877-315-7623,

Precipitation after 5 p.m. yesterday is not included in totals



Crested Butte 20/-8/sn

Greeley 30/12/sn

Boulder 27/12/sn

Leadville 15/-6/sn

Telluride 21/10/sn

Today Tomorrow Moonrise . . . 3:46 p.m. . . . . 4:47 p.m. Moonset. . . . 4:34 a.m. . . . . 5:06 a.m.

Fraser 0 Keystone 20/3/sn

Copper Mountain 12/-1/sn

Aspen 22/2/sn

Montrose 36/18/sn

Today Tomorrow Sunrise . . . . . 6:58 a.m. . . . . 6:56 a.m. Sunset. . . . . . 7:14 p.m. . . . . . 7:15 p.m.


Fort Collins 29/11/sn


42/36/r 31/15/c 59/32/s 72/43/s 35/26/c 42/24/pc 68/41/s 62/55/s 63/46/s 71/45/s 83/72/pc






Santa Fe 45/14/pc Seattle 50/36/pc Sioux Falls 34/20/c Spokane 45/24/pc Springfield, IL 48/31/pc Tampa 80/68/t Topeka 39/29/rs Tucson 76/46/s Wash., DC 52/34/s Wichita 37/28/rs Wilmington, DE 50/29/s

43/18/pc 54/39/pc 32/20/c 50/25/pc 35/27/sn 81/61/t 35/23/pc 76/48/s 44/33/rs 36/21/pc 45/34/pc





Acapulco Amsterdam Athens Auckland Baghdad Bangkok Barcelona Beijing Berlin Bermuda Bogota Brussels Budapest Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Cancun Dhahran Dublin Geneva Havana Helsinki Ho Chi Minh Hong Kong Istanbul Jerusalem Johannesburg Kabul Kuwait City Lima London Madrid Manila Mexico City Monterrey Montreal Moscow Nairobi Nassau New Delhi Oslo Paris Prague Rio de Janeiro Rome Santiago Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Tel Aviv Tokyo Toronto Vancouver Vienna Warsaw Winnipeg Zurich

90/73/s 39/24/pc 66/49/s 73/57/sh 81/58/s 99/79/s 58/50/pc 46/31/pc 29/20/pc 66/61/sh 66/48/t 37/32/sn 37/24/c 76/58/pc 75/51/s 23/7/pc 88/76/pc 89/70/pc 40/34/rs 52/41/sh 86/71/s 30/19/c 97/77/pc 76/69/pc 48/39/c 56/44/c 80/58/t 50/36/sh 84/66/s 79/66/c 39/34/sh 54/43/c 93/75/pc 77/49/s 93/61/s 36/27/sf 18/13/pc 78/58/t 81/70/pc 97/68/s 30/18/s 61/41/sh 30/17/c 86/74/t 57/51/pc 76/62/pc 44/30/pc 90/77/pc 30/15/pc 86/66/pc 65/52/c 61/45/sh 39/23/pc 48/31/pc 37/27/c 25/15/pc 25/14/pc 52/33/c

87/72/pc 37/25/pc 61/53/c 75/59/sh 72/54/s 101/79/s 59/50/c 44/36/pc 29/17/c 64/62/sh 61/52/t 34/22/c 32/22/c 81/61/pc 76/52/s 27/18/s 84/75/pc 86/69/sh 38/32/c 46/37/sh 85/70/pc 26/15/c 98/78/pc 79/69/pc 56/49/c 63/49/s 80/61/t 52/36/sh 83/62/pc 78/69/pc 34/24/pc 58/39/sh 91/75/sh 78/48/pc 77/50/pc 43/25/s 16/10/sn 80/59/t 81/74/pc 96/66/s 30/9/pc 38/26/c 27/19/c 79/70/t 64/51/c 77/63/pc 49/34/s 90/78/t 30/17/c 84/64/s 69/52/s 57/36/sh 41/28/s 50/36/s 33/25/sf 27/13/pc 25/10/pc 40/28/c


Forecasts, graphics and data ©2013 Weather Central, LP. For more information: National Weather Service, 573-6846,

Bison graze in 2011 near U.s. 89 just outside Gardiner, Mont. The AssociATed Press file

ly to be a repeat this year of the slaughters that have killed thousands of bison in the past two decades in the name of disease control. Fewer bison leave the park when the weather is mild, and wildlife officials said the largest harvest since 1989 is relieving some of the pressures posed by a burgeoning population. The park had more than 4,200 animals at the season’s start. Still, hunting carries its own challenges, beyond criticism from animal rights advocates. After scores of gut piles from harvested bison recently were found outside the park’s northern boundary near the town of Gardiner, wildlife

officials said they removed 8,000 pounds of bison waste and one carcass. That was done out of worry the remains could attract hungry grizzly bears now emerging from their winter dens, posing a safety risk to nearby residents. In recent years, government agencies that oversee Yellowstone bison have moved away from the past practice of capturing them for slaughter or hazing them back into the park as soon as they cross the Montana boundary. As a result, bison have access to tens of thousands of acres of historic grazing areas — and hunters have more chance to shoot them.

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OpiniOn ❘ the gazette ❘ Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Fireworks, symphony and lots of new jobs signal return of good times in the Springs The bad news: No air show at the Air Force Academy graduation and no academy fireworks on July 4. It’s a federal problem. Sequestration. The good news: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that unemployment fell to its lowest level in four years in metro Colorado Springs, with more than 3,600 area residents returning to the job market in January. It’s the largest month-to-month unemployment drop in 13 years. In his Aug. 9 state-of-the-city address, Mayor Steve Bach asked community leaders to help generate 6,000 new jobs for the local economy during the next three years. The community is well on its way to reaching that goal in less than a year, and we predict it will happen. At the time, a handful of naysayers declared Bach’s goal dead on arrival. One long-time local scribe called the goal “laughable.” “Sorry, Mayor Bach, but that’s not close to realistic,” stated an opinion column in another publication. “... Actually, shooting for 2,000 in 2013 might be achievable if the economy does improve.” The extraordinary jobs increase, which puts the mayor’s goal well within reach, accompanies a surge in payrolls that surpassed anything the region has seen in more than six years. More good news: The Colorado Springs Philharmonic reports that its traditional performance and fireworks display will return to a yet-to-be-announced city park for the Fourth of July. The philharmonic plans to release full details April 9. The performance had been a tradition for three decades until city officials cut funding and canceled the

voters should help him by electing a City Council that shares his vision of using government to facilitate private-sector success. Profitable endeavors comprise society’s most egalitarian and compassionate means of sharing the wealth. Research candidates, talk to them and review THE ASSOCIATED pRESS their campaign literature After cancellation in 2008, the annual Colorado and websites. We recomSprings philharmonic performance and fire- mend a vote for Don works display will return this year. More good Knight in District 1; Joel news: Employment numbers are up. Miller in District 2; Keith King in District 3; Deborah Hendrix in District celebration to save money in 2009 be- 4; Bernie Herpin in District 5; and cause of the recession. The City Coun- David H. Moore in District 6. cil last year approved a request by the But remember, the continued sucorchestra for additional funding from cess of this city does not depend on the Lodgers and Automobile Rental the mayor, the council or any other Tax that will help pay for the celebrapublic or private entity. For our city tion. The tax is collected mostly from to grow and prosper, individuals need tourists, who only grow our economy to talk it up, promote it and find ways when they visit. to participate in production, innovaWe may be re-entering good times tion and trade. They need to love in Colorado Springs after hunkering their community. down to survive prolonged economic The federal government remains challenges. trapped under a growing mountain Our community should celebrate of debt. We can’t do much to change this news and share it with friends, that and the irresponsible fiscal polifamily, colleagues and relatives cies of Congress and the president throughout the country. Most of our will continue hampering economic state appears on the verge of ecorecovery. nomic recovery, and Colorado Springs But that’s the entire country’s chalemerges with the benefit of a governlenge. Right here in Colorado Springs, ment of politicians who have mostly we must continue doing our best to worked hard to keep us living within get behind the optimistic, realistic our means. goal of getting the private sector to We have a mayor who is passioncreate good jobs for all who want ately committed to making our comand/or need them. Let’s embrace this munity the most business-friendly new momentum, shout it from the environment in the country, and mountaintop and keep it going.


Remember, if no one is against your idea, then your idea probably doesn’t do anything.” maRco Rubio — american politician

It’s not just unions causing public education to fail Shortly after I did my first TV special on education, “Stupid in America,” hundreds of union teachers showed up outside my office to yell at me. They were angry because I said union rules were a big reason American kids don’t learn. The union is a big reason kids don’t like school and learn less. Union contracts limit opinion flexibility, limit promotion of good teachers, waste money, and make it hard for princijohn pals to fire even terrible teachers. stossel But I was wrong to imply that the union is the biggest problem. In states with weak COlUMNIST unions, K-12 schools stagnate, too. Education reformers have a name for the resistance: the education “Blob.” The Blob includes the teachers unions, but also janitors and principals unions, school boards, PTA bureaucrats, local politicians and so on. They hold power because the government’s monopoly on K-12 education eliminates most competition. Kids are assigned to schools, and a bureaucracy decides who goes where and who learns what. Over time, its tentacles expand and strangle attempts to reform. Since they have no fear of losing their jobs to competitors, monopoly bureaucrats can resist innovation for decades. As one advocate of competition put it, the Blob says: “We don’t do that here. We have to requisition downtown. We got to get four or five people to sign off; the deputy director of curriculum has to say this is OK, etc.” Most reformers just give up. The Blob insists the schools need more money, but that’s a myth. America tripled spending per student since I was in college without improving student achievement. In Los Angeles, they spent half a billion dollars to build the most expensive school in America. They planted palm trees, put in a swimming pool and spent thousands of new dollars per student. The school is beautiful, but how’s the education? Not so good. The school graduates just 56 percent of its students. Three schools in Oakland that Ben Chavis started aren’t as fancy, but the students do better. They get top test scores. And Chavis doesn’t just take the most promising or richest students, as teachers unions often claim competitive schools do. So what does the education Blob decide to do? Shut his schools down. School board members don’t like Chavis. I understand why. He’s obnoxious. Arrogant. He probably broke some rules. For example, he’s accused of making a profit running his schools. Horrors! A profit! If he did profit, I say, so what? He still got top test results with less government money. Good for him! But the Blob doesn’t like success that’s outside its monopoly. It doesn’t matter that Chavis has now resigned from the school’s board. Oakland may still close his schools. Think about that. As measured by student achievement, his schools are the best. But the Blob doesn’t care. In New York City, the union teachers protesting outside my office said: “Our rules are good and necessary, and if cities would let us train teachers and run schools, we’d do a great job. ... We have the expertise, intelligence, the experience to do what works for children.” They said if charter schools must exist, the union should run one, and they “would create a school where all parents would want to send their children.” So New York City gave the United Federation of Teachers a charter school of its own. The union boss called it an “oasis.” But what happened? Today, the teachers union school is one of New York’s worst. It got a “D” on its city report card. And the school still lost a million dollars. Yet it’s the union’s model school! I assume they tried their best, staffed it with some of their best teachers. The union knew we were watching. But with union rules, and the Blob’s bureaucracy, they failed miserably. I really want to ask them why they hate competition, but they won’t come on my show.

A lesson in the deep pitfalls of more government and bailouts Imagine checking your bank statement one day only to discover that someone had just taken 10 percent out of your savings account without your permission. You’d be pretty upset, wouldn’t you? So were many citizens of Cyprus, whose government announced last Friday it would be assessing a 9.9 percent “stability levy” on all deposits of more than $100,000 and a 6.75 percent levy on deposits less than that. Cypriots quickly deduced that the government was seizing their property to bail out their nation’s banks and immediately tried to withdrawal their funds. To prevent them, the government of Cyprus has declared a bank holiday that was extended through last


protesters demonstrate in Nicosia, Cyprus. Wednesday. The Cyprus crisis began last spring when the face value of Greek debt was cut after that government was bailed out last spring. Cyprus banks, which

editoriaL board Ryan McKibben, Chairman Christian Anschutz, Vice Chairman Dan Steever, Publisher

have longstanding cultural ties with Greece, carried substantial exposure and lost billions. Cyprus Popular Bank alone had $3.4 billion in Greek government debt, whose value was reduced to $2.5 billion. Cyprus was forced to nationalize that bank last November, and things haven’t gotten any better since. Like the rest of the European Union, Cyprus has been mired in recession since 2011. Its government has been seeking a bailout from its EU partners since last June. But EU member nations, especially Germany, are tired of bailing out their spendthrift neighbors, especially ones like Cyprus, where the banking sector was recently

measured to be eight times as large as the entire Cypriot economy. Having already spooked the public, the government of Cyprus tried to modify the bailout package so that it would not tax deposits of less than $20,000, with graduated rates for higher deposits of up to 15 percent. But this package was defeated in parliament on Tuesday. So it’s back to the drawing board. Unfortunately, the damage had already been done. Depositors in countries with similarly weak banking sectors have begun to move their money elsewhere. And the specter of an EU government effectively seizing their citizens’ property has generally

undermined faith in the rule of law throughout Europe. But this could never happen in the United States, could it? Wrong. It already did. When the Obama administration bailed out Chrysler in 2009, it threw out more than 100 years of federal bankruptcy legal precedent by stiffing Chrysler’s secured creditors and giving that money to its political allies in the United Auto Workers union. The lesson Americans should draw from Cyprus is simple: The more the government controls the economy, the less safe their property is from confiscation. — The Washington Examiner, a Clarity Media Group newspaper

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Voters in the cheaper seats


Ballot issue needs a translator


Call it what it really is: A commitment to a class war When it comes to the Republican enrich the already rich. Instead, the budget proposal that passed the U.S. party proposes that 66 percent of the House this week, I agree with those cuts come from “programs that serve who find it strange that anyone sees people of limited means.” Yes, that’s the initiative as a serious attempt right — the “pro-growth” GOP is proto “grow the economy,” as Rep. Paul posing to primarily cut the programs Ryan (R-Wis.) claims. I also agree that reduce economic inequality and, that the overwhelming barrage of thus, spur economic growth. OPINION reports that accompany such an Where do much of the savings initiative render most nonpolitical generated from those cuts go? That DAViD junkies confused, bored or both. gets us to a report by Citizens for Tax SiRoTA However, all of that doesn’t mean Justice. the proposal Ryan spearheaded is COLumNIST The nonpartisan group discovered unimportant, nor does it mean that that after a decade of trickle-down there are no worthwhile analyses to tax cuts delivered more economic explain that significance. inequality and historically weak macroecoOn the contrary, the proposal is quite nomic growth, the GOP is now proposing important because it endorses an economic a budget whose centerpiece is a proposal war waged by the upper class against every- to give those with an “income exceeding one else. Two simple studies make this war $1 million (an) average net tax decrease of painfully obvious. over $200,000.” To properly contextualize those studies, Taken together, these two analyses first keep in mind three facts: spotlight the self-evident moral argument • According to Nobel Prize-winning econo- against such a budget. With all those aforemist Joseph Stiglitz, “The upper 1 percent mentioned facts showing the rich getting of Americans are now taking in nearly a richer and everyone else getting hit so hard, quarter of the nation’s income every year” how heartless does a political party have to and control 40 percent of the nation’s total be to propose this kind of budget blueprint? wealth. That however, is the wrong question, • The bottom 80 percent of Americans because this isn’t about morality; it is about own just 7 percent of the nation’s wealth ideology and more specifically, an ideologiand Stiglitz notes that “while the top 1 percal commitment to a class war. cent have seen their incomes rise 18 percent Supercharged as it is, that phrase — “class over the past decade, those in the middle war” — is appropriate and accurate. As the have actually seen their incomes fall.” data prove, the GOP and its financiers are Considering this, it is no surprise that the so committed to a class war that the party United States is one of the industrialized is willing to put forward a budget proposal world’s most economically unequal nations. that quite clearly preferences fighting that Just as unsurprising is International Monwar over doing what’s actually necessary etary Fund data showing that such acute (read: addressing inequality) to fix the inequality reduces macroeconomic growth. economy. In light of that, any proposal purporting That may not make for a proposal that to create what Ryan calls a “pro-growth is a serious attempt to address America’s economy” should, in part, include policies problems, but it does make for one that that aim to make the United States less is significant in how honestly it states the stratified. Republican Party’s true long-term goals. — That brings us to the first report on Ryan’s David Sirota is the best-selling author of the books budget, courtesy of the Center on Budget “Hostile Takeover,” “The Uprising” and “Back to Our and Policy Priorities (CBPP). Future.” Email him at, follow him As that watchdog group shows, the allegon Twitter @davidsirota or visit his website at edly “pro-growth” GOP proposes no big cuts to corporate welfare or other subsidies that

Upon careful reading of Issue 2 in my mail ballot election form, I have concluded that English is, at last, the second language of our country. The City Clerk’s Office has published a description of that issue that defies comprehension by any of the English speakers I know, and I have decided to seek professional help in an effort to determine exactly what this issue is. Unfortunately, no one I’ve contacted has been able to enlighten me as to just what language I’m seeking clarification of, so I’ve entered this forum in an effort to locate a person who might be able to interpret the measure for me. Perhaps one of the council members (who may presumably benefit from successful passage of this murky ordinance) would consent to shed some light on its meaning for me, so that I can, in good conscience, cast a vote. Otherwise, sadly, I can only tender a negative response through my ballot, which really means, “!No lo comprende!” John Deasy Colorado Springs

Support for Don Knight We are supporting Don Knight for City Council in District 1 because Don is a strong supporter of neighborhoods. Don recognizes that neighborhoods are the building blocks of our city; they protect property values and promote unity within our community, particularly important after the Waldo Canyon fire. We ask all voters in District 1 to vote for Don Knight.

I was all set to fill out my ballot for City Council representative the other evening. Based on the signs in my neighborhood, I figured I knew who was running and who I was voting for in District 5. Lo and behold, I opened my ballot and was sure the City Clerk had sent me a ballot for the wrong district. Before I called the City Clerk to find out what I should do to correct the error, I decided to check the district borders online first. Surprise, I live in District 1, Rockrimmon. I live a few blocks east of Horace Mann Middle School, just into District 1. You could have fooled me since there are no campaign signs here for anyone running from District 1. My advice to City Council candidates is to check your district borders, and don’t forget all your possible constituents (I am not necessarily looking to get more campaign signs). I am especially concerned that once elected, the representative from District 1 might forget those of us who live in the “cheaper seats” of District 1 and only advocate for his/her closer neighbors. I want to be represented on City Council also, as I’m sure my neighbors do. Mary Jo Piccin Colorado Springs

100 percent about control Being a lifetime nonsmoker I am not clouded by smoke getting in my eyes. This is not about removing tobacco from sight, it is 100 percent about control of “We The People”. Keeping tobacco out of sight, so “the children” do not see it on TV or in the movies is a “smoke screen” because using that same logic with guns in the movies or in video games, they say it doesn’t affect the children. Tobacco does, guns don’t! Could it be what fits their agenda is their guide? Seems the Democratic Party wants it both ways. Linda Kressler Gomez Colorado Springs

Paranoia driving this foolishness

My family and I are voting for Dennis Moore for City Council District 4. Clearly, Dennis is the only candidate that is qualified for the job. As a District 4 resident for decades, he has a full understanding of the most urgent problems in District 4 — crime and public safety. Dennis has volunteered with me for the last 15 years for the Colorado Springs Police Department, for various tasks and projects. He was honored by the Police and Fire Departments as “Public Safety Volunteer of the Year” in 2011. He has assisted dozens of neighborhood groups, citywide, to establish their neighborhood watch groups. He has truly ‘talked the talk” and ‘walked the walk’ for public safety. Cast your vote for Dennis Moore for City Council District 4. We will all be better for it.

Regarding “Destined to Repeat History?” by C. W. Ikes, Saturday, March 16, the U. S. government is not trying to take away our right to own guns. Ikes has fallen into the trap laid by so many Republican politicians and bigots who are lying about the issue of gun control. To equate the U. S. government with the likes of Turkey, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany is amusing and not to be taken seriously. Gross paranoia is driving this foolishness. As Sen. Dianne Feinstein recently pointed out to Sen. Ted Cruz, about 2,200 guns and gun related weapons are legally allowed in the U. S. Only so-called assault-type weapons like the AK-47 are under ban consideration. Polls show that about 70 percent of our citizens agree to the registration of guns, many of whom are gun owners. Likewise, many gun owners agree to a ban on the AK-47 and similar weapons. For years tommy guns have been banned, but I never heard complaints related to those that the government is trying to take away our right to own guns. Of course, if Sen. Cruz had his way, tommy guns, hand-held rocket launchers, bazookas and the like would be allowed. Isn’t that pure lunacy? Everyone is entitled to his opinion, but it seems appropriate that expressed opinions be grounded in fact not fiction. We can all live better and safely under the expression of truth.

Marjorie L. Smith Colorado Springs

Marvin Cunningham Colorado Springs

Jan Doran and Lenard Rioth Colorado Springs

Truly has walked the walk

Questions on immigration reform vexing the ‘Gang of Eight’ There are elements of the immigration reform debate that are complicated. But the three questions at the center of it are quite OPINION simple. • Did the 11 milRUBEN lion illegal immiNAVARRETTE grants who are in COLumNIST the United States do something wrong? • If we can agree that they did, shouldn’t they have to acknowledge the wrongdoing and make amends? • And, if they are allowed to remain in the United States legally, isn’t it only fair that they “go to the back of the line” because millions of folks are playing by the rules and trying to enter the country the right way? These are the questions that vex the “Gang of Eight” — a bipartisan

group of senators trying to cobble together an immigration reform bill that gives illegal immigrants the chance at a better life without giving away too much. The senators seem to think that “13” is their lucky number. According to media reports, they would give illegal immigrants probationary legal status right away, with the chance of earning a green card in 10 years and U.S. citizenship in another three years. That’s 13 years to go from “illegal immigrant” to “U.S. citizen.” About right. Unfortunately, in this debate, simple questions do not always have simple answers. Some illegal immigrants did do something wrong. They crossed a border without permission or overstayed a visa. Despite what restrictionists like to think, they’re not all criminals; immigration law is largely made up of civil statutes, not criminal ones. Yet despite what open border enthusiasts like to think, it cannot be denied that,

on the way into this country, these people wiped their feet on our system of laws. A lot of Americans are steamed over this fact, and they should be. Meanwhile, about 1.5 million young people — a little more than 10 percent of the undocumented — didn’t do anything wrong. They were brought here as children by their parents. But let’s not be naive. The fact that they didn’t choose to come here doesn’t mean that — while they were growing up in the United States — they didn’t choose to break other laws such as driving without a license or taking a job by producing a phony Social Security card. This is common sense. Yet, many immigration activists at the grassroots refuse to concede that most illegal immigrants did something wrong, and that there needs to be restitution before there can be reform. Right-wingers aren’t the only ones who oppose a path to citizen-

ship. Some left-wingers do too, for different reasons. On the right, conservative Republicans are wringing their hands over the fact that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky supports a version of it. Speaking to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Paul laid out a nuanced position. He would not favor an expedited path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but he would also not support those on the right who would either block illegal immigrants from ever becoming citizens or require them to return home in order to apply for citizenship. Paul would give them worker visas, and let them apply for citizenship from here. On the left, some oppose a path to citizenship if that path is too long, too onerous or too complicated. They also don’t like this “go to the back of the line” business. They feel these people — especially those who have lived, worked and paid taxes in the U.S. for

many years — have waited long enough for green cards and citizenship. Besides, they also believe — as any immigration attorney can tell you — that if you’re poor, unskilled, sponsored by anyone other than a U.S.-citizen parent or spouse, and from the wrong country (i.e., one that quickly burns through its visa allotment, such as Mexico), there is no line to get into. Even so, it is completely unrealistic for those on the left to think that they can get what really matters — legal status for the undocumented to spare them the fate of being deported by an administration that, ironically, liberals helped put in office — without giving in a little and going along with a series of stringent conditions. Why stringent? Because there needs to be a price paid by those who do wrong. It’s only right. —

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Student refused to ‘stomp on Jesus’


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Professor then tossed junior out of course The Miami Herald —

For the second time this year, Florida Atlantic University is making the news for the strange behavior of a professor. A junior at the Davie campus said his professor threw him out of a course for refusing to “stomp on Jesus.” Ryan Rotela of Coral Springs, Fla., told CBS12 in West Palm Beach that three weeks ago, the instructor in his Intercultural Communications class asked everyone in the class to take out a sheet of paper, write “Jesus” in bold letters and put the piece of paper on the floor. The instructor, Deandre Poole, then told the class to stomp on the papers. Rotela refused and told Poole he was offended. “Anytime you stomp on something, it shows that you believe that something has no value. So if you were to stomp on the word Jesus, it says that the word has no value,” Rotela told CBS12. Rotela, who describes himself as a devout Mormon, went to Poole’s supervisor two days later to discuss the incident. He has been suspended from the class. FAU emailed a statement to CBS12 to the effect that sensitive topics are often breached during open discourse but that a university is the appropriate venue for those discussions. The university would not say if Poole will face disciplinary action for suspending Rotela. FAU did not respond to the Miami Herald’s request for comment. Another FAU professor came under fire for telling the Sun Sentinel newspaper in January that the Newtown, Conn., massacre of 26 children and adults at an elementary school might not have happened. Professor James Tracy later asserted he was misunderstood, saying he believed the story of the massacre had been maneuvered by the government and news media into a handy example of a need for gun control.

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Some health measures fall short

Barely registering

Coloradans are known for being fit, but we are not doing well in some health measures. Our youth are in the middle of the pack nationwide in obesity and binge drinking. >> Page 2

The traditional cash register is running on fumes, being squeezed out by smartphones and tablet computers. >> Page 8

B local & state 36 years in hit-and-run SaTurday march 23, 2013


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Retrieving van turns out to be a headache In the predawn hours of Jan. 11, a passenger van owned by Ethelyn Bauer rolled into the street outside her Mountain Shadows home and burst into flames. Inside the 1998 GMC van were tools used by Ethelyn’s son, Bruce Kaire, in his work as a handyman making cabinets and doing construction. “We were awakened at 3 a.m. by the noise of the fire and police and all,” Ethelyn, 87, told me Wednesday. “We were all upset and out there in our pajamas.” Colorado Springs Fire Department officials deemed the blaze suspicious and ordered the van towed away for further investigation. In all the commotion, she and Bruce, 63, didn’t think to grab his tools from the van. They called a couple of days later and were denied access. She said the arson investigator kept telling her the van was evidence of a possible crime and had to remain locked up at the city impound lot. Ethelyn said she started calling weekly, and most of her calls were not returned. After several weeks, Ethelyn said, the investigator told her the case was being referred to the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges. She was told to call the DA to get access to the van. She called and said they didn’t seem to know what she was talking about. Frustrated by a lack of cooperation from the city, Ethelyn called The Gazette. “I warned them I was going to call you if they didn’t get back to me,” she said. So I called the arson investigator, the Fire Department spokeswoman and the prosecutor’s office. Lee Richards, DA spokeswoman, quickly returned my call and explained she knew nothing of any arson case involving a van. But she promised to look into it. Sunny Smaldino, Fire Department spokeswoman, also called back and promised to get back to me Thursday morning. Richards called me first thing Thursday and said the fire had been ruled accidental. She said the van was not being held by her agency. It was ready for release. Then I talked to Ethelyn. She was tickled to report the city impound lot had just called. “I’m getting my car back,” she said. “I am in a state of shock. I can’t believe it. It’s been so aggravating. Now, all of a sudden, I’m getting my van back.” When I finally heard back from Smaldino that afternoon, she had no explanation for why the van was held so long or why Ethelyn couldn’t get an answer. “The van has been released,” she told me in a voice message, suggesting it was the end of the story. Not quite. It’s true, Ethelyn is very happy she can retrieve her property, probably on Monday. But she’d still like to know why she was treated so rudely. “This isn’t New York City,” she said. “I should know. I grew up there. “It shouldn’t be that much trouble to get an answer.” —

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Sentenced driver expresses sorrow over crash that killed 14-year-old boy in May by lance benzel —

Waiting for his sentence to be imposed in the hitand-run death of a 14-yearold Colorado Springs boy, a six-time felon addressed a courtroom Friday in broken, halting Spanish, as if reciting

from memory. Without an interpreter in court, only relatives of Ricardo “Ricky” Gonzalez Figueroa understood the words spoken by David Allan Henley. “He just said, ‘Sorry,’ as best as he could,” the victim’s 18-year-old sister, Cintia Gon-

zalez, said of Henley’s faltering statement. The boy’s mother, Yolanda Figueroa, clutched a tissue and began to cry anew as Henley addressed her and her family. “It means a lot,” she said in Spanish after the hearing,

with her daughter translating. For a family struggling with loss, the exchange prompted a fresh wave of emotion in court as 4th Judicial District Court Judge David A. Gilbert —

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David Allan henley

Some needed pampering


Stylists Letitia Grimes, left, and Candy Grutel cut hair for soldiers and their spouses last week at Fort Carson. Paul Mitchell The School students treated soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion and their spouses and kids to haircuts, manicures and massages.

Warrior Transition Battalion treated to free haircuts, manicures, massages by erin prater —


ort Carson Spc. Tyler Nelson doesn’t typically unwind by getting a manicure. But he wound up on the receiving end of one March 13 at the Warrior Transition Battalion’s spa day, after being lured in by the promise of a free haircut. He enjoyed his manicure. And he was man enough to admit it. “This is greatly appreciated,” said Nelson, a Minnesota National Guardsman who was sent to the battalion to heal from wounds he suffered

during a 2011 deployment to Iraq. “A lot of (WTB) soldiers don’t have cars to go get stuff like this done.” Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers, spouses and kids indulged in free haircuts, manicures and massages at the unit’s barracks this month courtesy of cosmetology students from Paul Mitchell The School in Colorado Springs. “Pampering gives soldiers hope to see past the difficulties they’re suffering here in the battalion,” said Capt. Dell Harlow-Curtis, a chaplain —

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Michaela Naundorff smiles after looking at her haircut in the mirror. “If there’s any way I can help, I want to,” Letitia Grimes said. “My husband talks a lot about how much the little stuff matters.”

Care and Share Food Bank lays off 3 full-time workers Fewer donations, cuts to food aid programs take toll by Kassondra Cloos —

Federal belt-tightening and a drop in financial donations led to three layoffs Friday at Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. In the early part of 2013, revenue for the charity has dipped about 10 percent, president and CEO Lynne Telford said. Part of the drop comes from cuts to federal food aid programs required under the sequestration that took hold March 1. The rest of the decline in revenue comes from a drop in donations. Telford wouldn’t give exact numbers for the shortfall.

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• To donate to Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado online, visit www. • Checks can be mailed to: Care and Share Food Bank 2605 Preamble Point Colorado Springs, CO, 80915 The charity picked layoffs over cuts to services to the needy, Telford said. Three full-time employees lost their jobs Friday, and two other full-time workers were moved to —

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Police: Computer store was center of organized theft ring by ryan maye handy —

Clay Schaner’s business, Just Computers at 2506 E. Platte Ave., was really anything but, Colorado Springs police said. Officers say it was just the center of an organized theft ring, involving millions of dollars in stolen merchandise and nearly 200 “boosters” who shuttled the loot from stores to the Just Computers storefront. Schaner, his son Clinton and three other men were arrested Friday on suspicion of operating a ring that generated $1.3 million in eBay sales over four years, ac-

cording to police. The men could face felony charges including money laundering, theft and conspiracy, among others. Their Platte Avenue operation was busted Friday morning after a 4-month-long investigation that involved the police, the El Paso County Sheriff ’s Office and the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. At an afternoon news conference at the Police Operations Center, Chris Howes, president of the Colorado Retail Council, dubbed the operation a “sophisticated crime.” —

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❘ the gazette ❘ Saturday, March 23, 2013

LocaL & State Back Pages March 23, 1913 City Attorney McKeeson yesterday told the city council that the city cannot legally require solicitors for legitimate business enterprises to take out licenses and then refuse to grant them the licenses. For soliciting without a license William Buster was fined $5 in police court. He stated to the council that had applied for a license and deposited his money, but that it had been refused. March 23, 1938 There have been 14,276 pleasure cars licensed in El Paso county to date. Clerks in the bureau said they had been kept busy keeping up with the demand for licenses. Because of numerous queries concerning lost licenses, it was pointed out that when a plate is lost, the remaining plate must be brought to the license bureau before a replacement is issued. March 23, 1963 One of Palmer High School’s pole vaulters knocked the bar off the standard during practice Friday afternoon at Erps Field under the watchful eyes of one of the nation’s finest vaulters, former Colorado Springs star Don Meyers. Meyers, who was visiting his old school, will be part of an eightman contingent of U. S. track stars traveling to Tokyo, Japan, to participate in the Japan Track and Field Championships, March 30-31.

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Colorado’s cold case team meets for justice Investigators work to ensure crime victims are not forgotten The Associated Press —


Today in hisTory In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” In 1792, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise” symphony) had its first public performance in London. In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east. In 1913, five days of heavy rain began falling in the Ohio River Valley; Dayton, Ohio, saw catastrophic flooding as the Great Miami River breached its levees. Hundreds of deaths were blamed on the weather. In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy. In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers. In 1942, the first JapaneseAmericans evacuated by the U.S. Army during World War II arrived at the internment camp in Manzanar, Calif. In 1965, America’s first twoperson space flight began as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly 5-hour flight. In 1973, before sentencing a group of Watergate break-in defendants, Chief U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica read aloud a letter to him from James W. McCord Jr. that said there had been “political pressure” to “plead guilty and remain silent.” In 1983, President Ronald Reagan first proposed developing technology to intercept incoming enemy missiles — an idea that came to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative. Dr. Barney Clark, recipient of a Jarvik permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah Medical Center after 112 days with the device. In 1993, scientists announced they’d found the renegade gene that causes Huntington’s disease. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a $938 billion health care overhaul, declaring “a new season in America.” In 2011, Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died at age 79 in Los Angeles. Ten years ago: During the Iraq War, a U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Nasiriyah; 11 soldiers were killed and six were captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who was rescued April 1, 2003. Five years ago: A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad, pushing the overall American death toll in the five-year war to at least 4,000. One year ago: The U.S. Army formally charged Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of 17 villagers, more than half of them children, during a shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan.


Colorado College senior Margo Davis texts her roommate, who was in Florida on spring break, on Friday after gusty winds blew a tree limb on top of her Isuzu Rodeo. The wind was gusting Friday afternoon as a cold front headed into El Paso County. Wintry weather will return over the weekend.

BOULDER • Colorado authorities are holding regular meetings to try to bring closure to the state’s many cold-case murders after they were denied money by state lawmakers for a task force. A gathering Thursday in Boulder was the eighth meeting of Colorado’s coldcase review team. The statewide group includes members of various law enforcement branches from all over the state trying to provide new insight into crimes that have languished for years. So far, the cold case review board has gone back to the files of 21 murder cases, and two of them have yielded convictions, both in Boulder County. Last year, Boulder County juries convicted Michael Clark of the murder of Marty Grisham in 1994 and George Ruibal of the murder of Dana Pechin in 2007. “These are cases that have been ignored for years for whatever reason,” said Boulder Assistant District Attorney Ryan Brackely. “Now we’re dusting off those boxes and taking another look.” Officials on Thursday declined to identify which cases were reviewed by the team. The team was assembled in 2009, after legislation that would have provided funding for a specialized cold-case team at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation failed to pass. Without the funding, the bureau began to look into other ways to bring together a task force that would look into old murders. The team includes police detectives, coroners and prosecutors. “You get a complete case review, so everyone gets the same information but digests it in a way that’s unique to them,” said Audrey Simkins, the cold case analyst for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Simkins said the team looks at one to four cases at each meeting. “We look for a case where they’re actually at a position where they tried a lot of things, and the agency has a good handle on the case but has some pointed questions,” Simkins told the Boulder Daily Camera. Simkins said the cold-case team is a way to make sure cases are not forgotten. “Someone was murdered and taken from their family and their spouse, and there should be some justice for that,” she said.

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State’s young not as healthy as adults Report: Smoking, low birthweight problems by Kevin vaughan I-News Network —

Colorado is continually heralded as the fittest state in the country — but behind that ranking stand a host of health measures that paint a different picture, placing the state mid-pack or worse in things such as infant mortality and binge drinking. And even that No. 1 ranking — best — among the 50 states in the rate of adult obesity may mask serious future troubles: Colorado stands 23rd in childhood obesity and is even farther down the list in other key measures of the overall health of the state’s youngest population. “If we’re 23rd in kids and No. 1 in adults, how sustainable is that?” asked James Hill, a University of Colorado pediatrics professor who is involved in extensive obesity research. “I think that’s reason to be concerned — I really do.” Emily King, a research analyst at the Colorado Health Institute who compiled the data, said it is impossible to simply look at the numbers and project the future. But it also may portend a reality very different from that experienced by the state’s adult population today. “The fact that our childhood obesity rate is much higher than it was in the past suggests that our adult obesity rates will be higher a couple of decades from now because we know that obese

colorado’s health rankings Category

Top state ranking

Colorado ranking

Bottom state ranking

Percent children uninsured

Vermont: 1.5%

42nd: 8.6%

Nevada: 15.3%

Percent child poverty

North Dakota: 11.5%

19th: 23.1%

Mississippi: 38.4%

Percent teen binge drinking

Utah: 9.1%

30th: 22.3%

Arizona: 26.5%

Percent teen smoking

Utah: 5.9%

20th: 15.7%

Kentucky: 24.1%

High school students exercise 5 times a week

Montana: 54.7%

4th: 53.1%

Louisiana: 37.9%

High school students who eat fruit at least once a week

Idaho: 94%

4th: 91.7%

South Carolina: 77.9%

Child obesity

Oregon: 9.6%

23rd: 14.2%

Mississippi: 21.9%

Low birth weight babies

Alaska: 5.7%

37th: 8.8%

Mississippi: 12.1%

Infant mortality per 1,000 live births

New Hampshire: 3.87

23rd: 6.21

Mississippi: 9.95

Immunizations among children 19-35 months

North Dakota: 84.1%

30th: 75.8%

Nevada: 66.7%

children are more likely to grow up to be obese adults,” she said. Other measures in the health institute’s data also suggested serious challenges for Colorado on issues related to children. For example, the state ranked 31st in late- or non-existent prenatal care, 37th in low birthweight babies and 42nd in children without insurance, according to an I-News examination of the health institute’s data. That data underpins the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual Colorado Health Report card. The report card uses the most recently available data to measures the relative health of Coloradans across a variety of areas that look at different stages of life, from prenatal and newborn care to

adolescence, adulthood and the process of aging. The Colorado Health Foundation used the data this year to ask the question: “What if we were No. 1?” And while the state currently is No. 1 when it comes to adult waistlines — 20.9 percent of the state’s population of 18- to 64-year-olds are obese, the lowest percentage in the nation — it’s a different issue when it comes to children. The most recent data estimated that 14.2 percent of the state’s children were obese. Oregon, by comparison, was No. 1, with 9.6 percent of its children being obese. The Colorado Health Foundation estimated that if Colorado were to climb to No. 1 in childhood obesity, it would have 24,900 fewer kids living at an unhealthy

weight. The foundation estimated other categories where changes in Colorado’s ranking would mean dramatic changes in statistics — and, perhaps, economics. For example, the foundation estimated that Colorado residents and their employers could save $121 million a year in health care costs if it had the lowest rate of depression among the 50 states. In Colorado, 14.7 percent of the state’s adults reported that they had experienced “poor mental health.” That left Colorado ranked 13th among the states while North Dakota was No. 1, with 11.9 percent of adults reporting mental health problems. The report card also found that Colorado, if it could move to the top spot among the states, would annually

have 2,100 more babies born at a healthy weight, 32,600 fewer high school students who smoke cigarettes, and 376,800 fewer adults who binge drink. The news wasn’t all bad — Colorado was first in older adults who participate in regular physical activity, fourth in adolescents who participate in regular physical activity and fifth in having the lowest number of mothers who smoked during pregnancy. Still, CU professor Hill said he worries about the future if the state can’t address the growing number of people who are obese. “Preventing obesity is going to be easier than treating it, so we’ve got to get serious about kids and preventing obesity in the first place,” Hill said. He said he would push for a simple goal in the beginning — for Colorado to maintain its current obesity rate as an important first step. “Let’s focus on not gaining weight, rather than losing weight,” Hill said. “In other words, if our obesity rates stayed the same in Colorado, the projected savings over the next seven to 10 years are in billions.” —

I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. Contact I-News or learn more at Contact Kevin Vaughan at or 303-446-4936. I-News senior reporter Burt Hubbard contributed to this report. I-News is funded in part by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation.

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local & state

Immigrant reporting repeal advances Law enforcement not fond of 2006 law By KRISTEN WyATT The Associated Press —

DENVER • A Colorado requirement that local law enforcement report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities moved closer Friday to coming off the books. The Democratic House gave preliminary approval to repealing the 2006 law. Supporters said the Colorado immigration reporting bill isn’t needed anymore because a federal immigration review process has been implemented. Law enforcement groups support the repeal, saying the state requirement is unwieldy and makes immigrant communities afraid of officers.

“This is so important to build trust between our immigrant communities and law enforcement officials,” said Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver. The immigration reporting requirement has been spottily enforced in part because law enforcement has complained that it forces officers to make a subjective call — often based on race or language skills — on whether someone is in the country illegally. Law enforcement favors a more recent federal immigration policy known as Secure Communities, in which arrested people are fingerprinted, which shares arrestee fingerprints with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Some Republicans spoke

against the repeal. They said federal immigration law could change, so the Colorado backup is needed. “To say that simply because federal law exists on this we need to repeal it on the state level, goes too far,” said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch. Others accused ruling Democrats of sending a message that law enforcement doesn’t need to help enforce immigration law. A Douglas County Republican tried unsuccessfully to amend the bill to allow people to sue local governments for not enforcing immigration law. “If a local government is not going to enforce this federal law, then we effectively have no enforcement,” said Rep. Chris Holbert of Parker.

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A set of fingerprints for a suspect is examined during the booking process in 2010 at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial. A requirement that local law enforcement report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities is being challenged.

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who organized the monthly spa day for the battalion, made up of soldiers with serious injuries and long-term illnesses. The military is turning to a holistic approach to soldier wellness but must be creative with its finances due to spending cuts that are taking a $46 billion chunk out of the Department of Defense’s budget through September and a planned $500 billion over the next decade. Events such as the spa day improve soldiers’ morale at no cost to the Army — or to troops, Harlow-Curtis said. “Soldiers don’t always have the financial resources to get a haircut,” he said. “Eight, nine dollars could mean gas to get back and forth to work.” Cosmetology student Letitia Grimes spent the afternoon cutting hair in honor of her husband, a Fort Carson soldier. Volunteering gave her a chance to enjoy camara-

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❘ the gazette ❘ Saturday, March 23, 2013

local & state

Using molasses for mine cleanup? Abandoned uranium mine has been issue The Associated Press —

GOLDEN • A uranium company wants to use molasses to clean up an abandoned mine west of Denver, hoping bacteria inside the mine will eat up the molasses and dissolved uranium, creating solid uranium particles that can be recovered. Cotter Corp. is hoping the procedure will reduce a

threat to city water supplies after years of trying other efforts that have failed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Cotter’s project, and state regulators are reviewing it. The plan is to mix molasses and alcohol into a stream of water discharged down Ralston Creek and re-inject that mix into Cotter’s 2,000-footdeep Schwartzwalder mine. Cotter vice president John Hamrick said he believes the

innovative plan will work. “We believe we can get the water to such a state that it would be OK to let it come out,” Hamrick said. The company hopes socalled “bioremediation” would save tens of millions of dollars instead of having to continually pump out and treat the mine water. Nearly four years ago, The Denver Post reported that a state mining inspector had detected heavy uranium contamination in the mine

along Ralston Creek. Cotter fought repeated state orders to clean up the mine and the creek, but finally agreed. The contamination has reached concentrations as high as 24,000 parts per billion inside the mine shaft, well above the 30 parts per billion federal drinking water standard. Uranium seeping from the mine has contaminated Ralston Creek, which flows into Denver Water’s Ralston Reservoir, a source of drinking

water for more than 1 million metro residents. Utilities say additional treatment removes uranium before it reaches households. Cotter says the experiment could hold promise for tens of thousands of abandoned mines across the western United States if it works. The EPA says a similar experiment is being tried at Asarco’s smelter in Denver. Under a legal settlement last fall, Cotter agreed to lower the water level 150 feet

below the mouth of the mine and pay $3.5 million into a fund to ensure cleanup. The Schwartzwalder once was the nation’s largest underground uranium mine. Last year, Cotter crews rerouted Ralston Creek around the mine through an 18-inch pipeline to reduce uranium levels. Cotter has also been ordered to irrigate the creek corridor so that trees and wildlife survive cleanup work during the diversion.

Aging bridge will be replaced


For the past several years, the concrete of the bridge at North Nevada Avenue just south of Fillmore Street has been in a state of decay. The rebar is showing in some places where the concrete pillars have crumbled, and metal braces are reinforcing some areas. Over the next year, crews will replace the bridge, starting with the northbound lanes. A temporary roundabout north of the bridge will slow traffic in the construction area. The bridge is scheduled to be finished in April 2014.


Water customers get free fixtures Colorado Springs Utilities customers can save water — and money — by exchanging an old showerhead for a new, watersaving one Saturday at an event tied to Fix a Leak Week. The showerhead exchange takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road. Utilities water customers can exchange up to two showerheads for WaterSensecertified models that save as much as $130 per year, compared with standard models. People also need to bring their water bill. The utility has 3,000 shower heads to distribute. The event also features water-saving tips. —

Bishop: Law could be used in bigotry The leader of the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs expressed disappointment Friday in the civil unions bill that was signed into law Thursday by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The bill is a serious blow against marriage and religious freedom, Bishop Michael Sheridan said in a Friday afternoon statement. He said marriage deserves protection as a means to preserve a stable society. Although the bill had support, he said, Hickenlooper should have recognized

other beliefs by insisting upon conscience protections in this legislation, the bishop said. “They have now created the real probability that this law will be used as a tool for anti-religious discrimination,” he said. Individuals, businesses and ministries like Catholic Charities’ adoption services are threatened, Sheridan said. “Regardless of one’s denomination, our system of government is designed to protect and not to persecute the expression of religious belief in society,” he said. “Both the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Colorado Constitution recognize this truth; sadly, our state leadership seems not to.” —

Three firms vie for Martin Drake study The Drake Task Force has narrowed down the field of contenders to study the possible decommissioning of the Martin Drake Power Plant downtown. Colorado Springs Utilities issued a request for proposals Feb. 19 and prequalified eight firms to participate. Six of the eight submitted proposals, and the task force narrowed it to three: Ann Arbor, Mich.-based HDR Engineering, which has an office in Colorado Springs; Overland Park, Kan.,-based Black & Veatch, which also has an office in Colorado Springs; and Walnut Creek, Calif.-based

Environmental Resources Management, which has an office in Denver. The three contenders will present their proposals at the Task Force meeting from 9 a.m. to noon March 29 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The public can attend but won’t be allowed to question the presenters. Officials with the city and Utilities have been discussion whether to decommission the aging, coal-fired Drake plant. —

Academy graduate buried at campus A 2003 Air Force Academy graduate and F-16 pilot who died during a training exercise over the Adriatic Sea was buried Friday at the academy’s cemetery. Maj. Lucas Gruenther’s widow, daughter, parents and fellow airmen were among the nearly 100 who gathered for the graveside funeral. Chaplain Capt. Zebulon Beck, who officiated, said Gruenther was being buried among “men and women he would have called friends” and who loved the Air Force as much as he did. “In a way, Lucas is home,” Beck said. Gruenther, who was assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, went disappeared Jan. 28 during a night training mission. His body was discovered Jan. 31 by an Italian vessel that was

aiding in the search effort. Gruenther posthumously received the Aerial Achievement Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He is survived by his widow, Cassy, and daughter, Serene, who was born just hours after his Feb. 6 memorial service at Aviano Air Base, said his mother, Romel Mathias. —

A protest against pork suppliers

College buys lot to expand parking Pikes Peak Community College has some good news for commuters to its downtown studio campus: More parking. The college bought property at 22 N. Sierra Madre St. directly west of the Downtown Studio Campus, officials said Friday. The property, less than an acre, has a 10,135 squarefoot, two-story vacant warehouse on site that was occupied by Gowdy-Printcraft Press from 1955 to 2005. Cost was $727,000. There will be room for 80 parking spaces, and will reduce costs by $92,000 annually. The studio includes most of the college’s arts programs and the weekend college, which has grown faster than its other campuses. PPCC’s Academic Master Plan includes expansion of the college’s arts programs, including graphic design, visual arts and performing arts, as well as more night and weekend college options, officials said. The GazeTTe


Tinya Duffey of the Pikes Peak Animal Rights team joins a dozen other protesters as they battle the cold wind Friday outside the Walmart on Eighth Street to protest what they believe is the cruel practices of the company’s pork suppliers. Phil Letten, spokesman for Mercy for Animals, said they targeted the company because it uses pork suppliers who use gestation crates, a practice banned in nine states and the European Union.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 ❘ the gazette ❘

local & state


obituaries deaths elsewhere • British horror writer James Herbert, 69, died Wednesday at his home in Sussex, southern England. His first novel, “The Rats” — which depicted a London overrun by mutant flesh-eating rodents — was published in 1974 and sold 100,000 copies in two weeks. He went on to write 23 novels, selling 54 million copies around the world. Herbert was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, by Queen Elizabeth II in 2010 — the same year he was made Grand Master of Horror by the

World of Horror Convention. • Fran Warren, 87, whose 1947 recording of “A Sunday Kind of Love” was one of the classic hits of the big band era, died March 4 of natural causes at her home in Brookfield, Conn. Warren’s career spanned more than 50 years with hits that included the Tony Martin duet “I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Prayers),” the Lisa Kirk duet “Dearie” and “It’s Anybody’s Heart.” Her films roles included “Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd.” News services



Friends of Ricardo Gonzalez Figueroa held a vigil last year at the crash scene and left mementos to honor the memory of the 14-year-old who was killed in a hit-and-run traffic crash.

sentence: Guilty plea in November Ricardo Gonzalez Figueroa was killed while crossing a street.

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imposed a 36-year prison sentence against Henley — capping a saga in which Henley first tried to elude police after the May 3 traffic crash and then ultimately turned himself in and insisted on pleading guilty. An eighth-grader at Galileo School of Math and Science, Gonzalez Figueroa was crossing South Circle Drive at Airport Road when he was hit by a pickup whose driver kept going. Henley, who was arrested several days later, pleaded guilty in November to hitand-run involving a death and two sentence enhancers, agreeing to serve the 36 years as a condition of his plea deal. Whether Henley was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash is unclear. Because he fled, police were unable to complete blood testing after the crash. Henley, 38, is no stranger to the law. His criminal record includes dozens of arrests

and six felony convictions — for aggravated motor vehicle theft, attempted motor vehicle theft, menacing, eluding police and first-degree assault. He was first branded a habitual traffic offender in 1992, and he faces an upcoming trial on charges of possessing child pornography, to which he has pleaded not guilty. “It is as messy a criminal history as I’ve had the misfortune to compile,” lead prosecutor Michael Fisher told the court. According to public defender Kim Chalmers, Henley’s trouble with the law revolves around a longstanding battle with drug addiction. At the time of the crash, Henley was trying to put his life back on track, she said.

He was enrolled at Pikes Peak Community College and held a job that helped support his girlfriend’s children, Chalmers said. She maintained he fled because he feared the consequences due to his lack of a driver’s license. When it came to fighting the charges in court, Henley refused. “He said he didn’t want to put the family through a trial,” Chalmers told the court. “He wasn’t willing to let us say he didn’t do it.” In handing down the sentence, Gilbert said Colorado Springs police had Henley “dead to rights” and that given his confession and all the evidence against him, a jury trial would have been “a formality.” “You said, ‘I’m done running. I’m going to deal with this,’” Gilbert said. “I appreciate that, and on some level, I think everyone involved in this case appreciates that.” He added: “For the loss of this boy, for this family, there is no solace.”

Gonzalez Figueroa’s parents and sister echoed the judge’s comments even as they expressed their gratitude for the apology. They recalled the boy as a friendly, popular student who was excited to begin high school. He enjoyed sports, video games, playing guitar and piano, and loved to work out, his family said in an obituary. “I wish this hadn’t happened as much as he does,” Yolanda Figueroa said in Spanish, her husband and daughter at her side. “And it hurts us that this happened to David Henley and his family.” The sentencing comes two days after the family and their supporters returned to the crash site with personal mementos and bouquets of balloons, commemorating what would have been the boy’s 15th birthday. Said Cintia Gonzalez: “They all brought new things to put on the corner, and then we let the balloons go.”

theft ring: ‘This is not simply shoplifting’ from page 1 —

“This bust is a perfect example of an organized retail crime,” he said. “This is not simply shoplifting.” Detectives were first tipped to the ring in November, when the property crimes unit at the department’s Stetson Hills division received reports that stolen property was being sold to a business. Officers across the city noticed that thefts seemed to be increasing, yet none of the stolen items showed up at local pawnshops, police Lt. Mark Comte said. Clay Schaner’s business, Comte said, was the depository for thousands of stolen items — including coffee makers, electronics

five arrested on suspicion of operating theft ring

Tommie Bradley

Caleb Butler

and vacuum cleaners — stolen from stores in Denver, Pueblo, Castle Rock and Colorado Springs. Comte did not say what stores were targeted by the ring, but representatives from Home Depot and Safeway attended the news conference. Schaner usually resold the items on eBay and often sold gift cards that were obtained by returning stolen

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Clayton Schaner

merchandise to stores, police said. The items were sold all over the county and in some cases overseas. Detectives haven’t ironed out the specifics on the shoplifting crews that procured the goods for Schaner, Comte said. There are still as many as 200 thieves in the ring still on the loose, and those arrested Friday were the

Clinton Schaner

“ringleaders,” he said. While the investigation continues, the challenge now is finding enough space to store the thousands of stolen goods for evidence. A semitrailer was donated to hold all the items as a supplemental evidence locker, Comte said. —

Contact Ryan Maye Handy: 636-0261 Twitter @ryanmhandy

food: Agency needs ‘continued support’ of the community from page 1 —

part time. Three vacant positions will remain unfilled. The charity regularly employs the equivalent of 38 full-time workers. Care and Share works with more than 300 part-

ner agencies to give food to people in 31 counties. The charity is working to ensure the people who receive food won’t notice a difference. “We’re doing everything we can to make that not happen,” Telford said.

The charity is hoping donors help cover the shortfall. “The community supported us during the Waldo Canyon fire, and the community supported us during the holiday season,” Telford said. “We need their contin-

ued support.” Other cuts include allowing a vegetable garden to go fallow. Telford said she and her staff are committed to efficiency and maintaining services. “We’re in it for the long haul,” she said.

JONES: Timothy and Melissa, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 12. VALENZUELA: Ismael and Angelick, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 12. BROWN: Darren and Michelle, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 13. DOWDLE: Chad and Jovie Ann, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 14. EDWARDS: Micheal and Stormie, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 14. MARTIN: Kevin and April, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 14.

ORTIZ: Rudy and Angelita, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 14. VAN DYNE: Thomas and Ashley, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 14. OSON: Roberto and Cynthia, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 15. PERETZ: Matthew and Stefani, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 15. WALD: Patrick and Monique, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 15. SALYERS: Randell and Brooke, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 16. SCRIMAGER: Dustin and Robin,

Colorado Springs, a girl, March 16. VELAZQUEZ: Ryan and Michelle, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 16. BRENEMAN: Daniel and Rosa, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 18. FREESE II-FREESE: Gary Freese II and Mary Freese, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 18. LOZANO: Jesus and Carrie, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 19. WHITMORE: Lee and Shauna, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 19.

births • EVANS ARMY HOSPITAL BROWN: Sergio and Lauren, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 11. GRAY: Shelby and Kristen, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 11. SMITH II-SMITH: Robert Smith II and Jessica Smith, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 11. TURNER: Joseph and Kayla, Colorado Springs, a boy, March 11. GONZALES-COLE: Craig Gonzales and Jessica Cole, Colorado Springs, a girl, March 12.

AnitA RAe BARtley Born July 12, 1946. Died March 21, 2013. Office manager, 57-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her companion, Bradley D. Blower; two daughters, Deana Blanton and Leigh Thompson; her mother, Edna Fogle; a brother, Arvie Fogle; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m. March 26, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Reception after service at Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. MARy theRese FRoehle Born July 29, 1929. Died March 20, 2013. Registered nurse, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, John “Jack”; four sons, Michael, Thomas, Mark and John; and five daughters, Shawne Gross, Patricia Froehle, Mary Kay Pucci, Jean Marks and Maureen Keate. Visitation, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m., March 26, Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 N. Logan Ave. The Springs Funeral Services. RAMonA DoRA MiRAnDA Born sept. 13, 1928. Died March 7, 2013. Homemaker, four-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by

three sons, Juan Fernando Mejia, Ruben Mejia and Daniel Mejia. Service, 1 p.m. March 23, Church For All Nations SW Campus, 2188 Executive Circle. Burial, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif. Alternative Cremations. RolAnD Milo “Rollie” PAulson Born May 16, 1922. Died March 20, 2013. Retired district manager for Farmer’s Insurance Group, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Nicole; two sons, Edward Bartlett and Eric Paulson; and two daughters, Cristine Paulson and Lisa Bradley. Memorial service, 10 a.m. March 28, Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Swan-Law Funeral Directors. FAnnie Peck Born sept. 14, 1910. Died March 19, 2013. Lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Phillip; and a daughter, Bonnie Graham. Services pending. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Glenn J. tAnneR Born March 12, 1928. Died March 19, 2013. Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, LaRue M.; a son, Brian; and a daughter, Alissa. Alternative Cremations.

services Kathleen Marjory Flanagan Conley Memorial service, 3 p.m. March 29, Cripple Creek Elks Lodge, 375 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. The Springs Funeral Services. Evan Richard Fleck Memorial service, 11 a.m. March 23, Mountain View Mortuary. Mountain View Mortuary. Gordon Gregory Good Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. March 23, St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 E. Kiowa St. Inurnment at the church after Mass. Alternative Cremations. Charlie Josh Jones 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. Mary Lou McCartney Celebration of life service, 4 p.m. March 30, 2420 Marlborough Place. Mike Pavlica Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. March 26, Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Service, 10 a.m. March 27, SwanLaw Funeral Directors. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Jacob M. Ramirez Service, 11:15 a.m. March 23, Rocky Mountain Calvary, 4285 N. Academy Blvd. Private burial. Mountain View Mortuary. Laurie Simmons Services, 1 p.m. March 23, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 720 Crestline Drive. Chapel of Memories. Lt. Col. Lewis I. Vance Memorial service, 10 a.m. March 25, Shrine of Remembrance

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. 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.

“America the Beautiful” Chapel. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. 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.


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Kickstarter campaign shocks studios Fans donate millions to see fav story on screen

Actress Kristen Bell starred as a teen detective in the cult classic TV show “Veronica Mars.” creator rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a film version of the story and raised $2 million in 11 hours.

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NEW YORK • After years of hope, stalled efforts and studio frustration, “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas watched a long-held dream come to fruition in a sudden digital rush. “There were a few minutes of nothing happening,” he says. “Then in an hour, watching that ticker go was mesmerizing. I had an attention span of, like, four seconds because everything on my computer screen I wanted to look at at the same time. The Twitter feed was going crazy, the emails were going crazy and then watching that Kickstarter total go up.” Thomas last week launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie of his cult TV show, which was canceled after three seasons in 2007. It met its stated goal of raising $2 million in less than 11 hours, meaning it would be greenlit to begin shooting this summer. It has surpassed $3.7 million with more than two weeks still to go. The resounding, immediate success of the crowd-

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funding campaign sent shockwaves through the movie business. Films had found much-needed financial support on Kickstarter before, but “Veronica Mars” is different. It’s a studio project, owned by Warner Bros., which produced the show. The money given by the fervent fans of “Veronica Mars,”

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of Comcast’s acquisition of NBC as a mistake, while AT&T Inc. suffered a severe blow when its acquisition of T-Mobile USA was blocked. “For those of us who represent the public, Chairman Genachowski’s term can best be described as one of missed opportunities,” said public-interest group Public Knowledge. Genachowski should have done more to assert the FCC’s authority over broadband, which is lightly regulated compared to the telephone, and to prevent consolidation in the industry, it said. In an interview, Genachowski defended the FCC’s 2010 order that prohibits wired Internet service providers from blocking access to websites and services. “We put in place the first rules to protect Internet freedom and openness, and the rules are working,” he said. “We’re seeing increased innovation and investment in Internet applications

and services and also in Internet networks and infrastructure,” Genachowski added. “I believe we’ve established an open Internet as a business and social norm in the U.S.” President Barack Obama, who worked with Genachowski at the Harvard Law Review, said he brought to the FCC a “clear focus on spurring innovation, helping our businesses compete in a global economy and helping our country attract the industries and jobs of tomorrow.” Genachowski’s departure will follow that of Republican Robert McDowell, which leaves the five-member commission with a 2-1 Democratic majority until Obama appoints a new chairman and commissioner. Stifel Nicolaus analysts Christopher King and David Kaut said they believe the front-running candidate for next chairman is Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former president of two major trade groups for the cable and wireless industries.

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matic federal budget cuts that began March 1 and are evenly split between military and domestic spending. The latest unemployment statistics came in the same week that the agency reported local payrolls surged to the highest level since the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis; the percentage growth in the area’s payrolls was the most in 6½ years. The agency this week also released revisions to payroll data that showed the area added jobs last year instead of losing them; the revisions were part of an annual process in which it replaces estimates generated from surveys of a small group of employers with data from unemployment insurance reports submitted by most employers. The unemployment rate is calculated from a survey of households. Colorado Springs still has a long way to go to recover

from the last recession — the local jobless rate remains more than double the rate it was before the recession and the area has recovered just a little more than half of the jobs lost during the downturn. Jobless rates declined in January by similar amounts in all seven of the state’s metropolitan areas and were down in 227 of the nation’s metro areas. Boulder reported the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 5.6 percent, while Pueblo had the highest rate at 10.4 percent. Colorado’s jobless rate fell in January to nearly a four-year low of 7.3 percent from 7.5 percent in December, while the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent in January from 7.8 percent in December. The bureau will release February unemployment data for metro areas on April 10. —

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which starred Kristen Bell as a teenage private eye, will go not to a filmmaker operating on his own but one with the distribution and marketing muscle of a very large corporation — just one that hadn’t previously been persuaded to bankroll a “Veronica Mars” film. Were donating fans spur-

ring a goliath to action or were they its unwitting pawns? The wide majority of “Veronica Mars” fans couldn’t care less. They will get the movie they craved, as well as the proud feeling of having played an essential role in the show’s resurrection. Maryland fan Matt Clipp

typified the eager contributors, writing: “I am MORE than happy to donate $100 to this project. This movie has been a dream of mine ever since the series ended back in 2007. … LET’S GET THIS THING MADE, ‘VERONICA MARS’ FANS!” While the emotional side is surely the biggest mo-

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Stores are also taking their cues from the success of Apple Inc. The nation’s most profitable retailer moved to mobile checkout in its stores in 2006. J.C. Penney, a midprice departmentstore chain, said the response by customers has been great since it started rolling out iPod Touch devices late last year in its 1,100 stores. The goal is to have one in the hands of every salesperson by May. The company said that about a quarter of purchases at its stores nationwide now come from an iPod Touch. On a recent Thursday at a Penney store in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Debbie Guastella, 55, marveled after a saleswoman rang up three shirts she was buying on an iPod Touch. “I think it’s great,” said Guastella, who lives in Huntington, N.Y. “The faster the better.” Companies have been looking for ways to modernize checkout in recent years. Since 2003, self-checkout areas that enable customers to scan and bag merchandise have become commonplace in grocery and other stores. But there has been a push to go further. Companies that make traditional cash registers are racing to come up with new solutions. NCR Corp., formerly known as the National Cash Register Co., was the first to manufacture the cash register on a large scale. Last year, the company that also

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Customers like the immediacy of scanning a barcode for payment. makes ATMs, self-service checkout machines and airport check-in kiosks launched a program that merges its software with the iPad. This allows store clerks to detach the iPad from the keyboard at the counter and use it as a mobile checkout device. “Retailers have more flexibility and more opportunities to change the shopping experience,” said Mark Self, NCR’s vice president of retail solutions marketing. Not every retailer is quick to ditch registers, though. After all, there are still logistics to figure out. For instance, no retailer yet is accepting cash payments on mobile devices. But if they start to do so, where will they put the cash? But many are willing to go mobile.

tivation for most donors, they’re also paying for tangible goods. Rewards range from an emailed copy of the script ($10 contributions), all the way up to a speaking part in the film as a waiter who says, “Your check, sir,” (a single $10,000 donation). All money is refunded if for any reason the film doesn’t get made. Joss Whedon, whose devoted fanboy following is similar, if larger, than Thomas’, said that he reacted in “unfettered joy” at the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign. But Whedon, who realizes he’ll now be hounded to follow suit with another movie of his canceled cult TV series “Firefly,” acknowledged some trepidation about the financial arrangement for fans. “I understand that it feels not as pure and that the presence of a studio makes it disingenuous somehow,” Whedon told BuzzFeed. “But people clearly understood what was happening and just wanted to see more of the thing they love. “To give them that opportunity doesn’t feel wrong. If it was a truly wrong move, I don’t think it would have worked.”

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language. Richards worked for SendGrid, a technology company with offices in Orange County and Colorado. CEO Jim Franklin wrote on the company’s website that SendGrid agreed with Richards’ right to report the incident but not the way she reported it. “Her decision to tweet the comments and photographs of the people who made the comments crossed the line,” Franklin wrote. “Publicly shaming the offenders — and bystanders — was not the appropriate way to handle the situation.” One of the men in the photo Richards posted was let go from his job at San Francisco-based mobile game company PlayHaven. The other was retained. Gender gaps are the hot topic in Silicon Valley, in large part because of the bestselling book “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook. Sandberg has launched a “Lean In” movement to support women in the workplace. “Have you ever had a group of men sitting right behind you making joke that caused you to feel uncomfortable? Well, that just happened this week but instead of shrinking down in my seat, I did something about it,” Richards wrote in her blog post about the incident. Richards said she also had confronted a man earlier after he told her what she thought was a sexist joke at the conference.

incorporations (March 6-13) 2141 Legacy Ridge View Unit 101 LLC — Richard Scott Holcomb, 6970 Cotton Drive. 2361 Lexington Village Lane LLC — Richard Scott Holcomb, 6970 Cotton Drive. 3510 Atlantic Drive LLC — Richard Scott Holcomb, 6970 Cotton Drive. 4349 Parque Vista Point LLC — Richard Scott Holcomb, 6970 Cotton Drive. Accurate Pipe Solutions LLC — Cody Paul Darling, 1055 First St., Penrose. Advance Joy Productions LLC — Cristian Bohuslavschi, 12851 Casa De Campo Road, Falcon. Adventure’s Haven LLC — Phillip Wayne Rhodes, 790 Highway, 105 Unit C, Palmer Lake. At Home Real Estate Services Inc. — Danielle Lynn Coke, 8585 Tibbs Road, Falcon. A-Team Cycles Inc. — Randy J. Lopez, 339 Buttonwood Place, Monument. ATL Properties — Alan T. Licht, 4104 Buttercup Lane. AV&M LLC — Sheila Mileto, 6850 S. Highway 85-87, Fountain. BCD Consulting Inc. — AMS Services LLC, 6 S. Tejon St., Suite 610. Beyond Paradise Co. LLC — Jennifer A Oneal, 106 Manitou Ave. Suite F, Manitou Springs. Black Kat Media LLC — Lesley Thompson, 1416 W. Colorado Ave. Bright Star Inc. — Gabriel Bustamante, 2509 Prescott Circle, Suite E. Bunz Bakery and Burger Bar LLC — Michael Ardsley Sturdevant, 11550 Ridgeline Drive, Suite 130. C.A.M. LLP — Matthew Campbell, 2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 600. Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Associates PC — John R. Mehall, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 5011. Cardinal 423 LLC — Accounting Resources & Tax Services Inc., 7125 Sand Trap Drive. Civmat Inc. — David P. Steigerwald, 24 S. Weber St., Suite 400. Clearview Benefit Solutions LLC — Donna M. Wilson, 4271 Ginger Cove Place. CM Holdings Greeley II LLC — Keith Olson, 1100 E. Cheyenne Road. Colorado Genesis LLC — Janet M. Giese, 18735 Sierra Vista Road, Monument. Colorado Mountain Survival Gear LLC — Shawn Cash, 2615 Crestwood Drive, Monument. Colorado Springs Dermatology Educational Resources — Kevin Whaley, 8890 N. Union Blvd., Suite 207. Colorado Will Center LLC — Kerri L. Hustad, 2321 N. Nevada Ave. Cripple Creek Lodge LLC — Jeffrey Beattie, 16124 Stonebriar Drive, Palmer Lake. Critical Thinking Kids — Eliza M. Love, 1721 Clemson Drive, Suite 6. Crystal Organic Salon Ltd. — Crystal M. Davidson, 550 E. Platte Ave. Curiosity Cupcakes — Bonnie Rebecca Campbell, 651 Quebec St., Widefield.

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monico Drive, Suite D477. Inner Workings Online Counseling — Chad Payton Summers, 7332 Aspen Glen Lane. Innovative Medical of Colorado LLC — Monty Hatch, 6275 Garlock Way. Integrity Event Video LLC — Robert S. Berndt, 6046 Sierra Grande Point. Investors of God’s Children LLC — Dominick Humphreys, 5299 Fossil Butte Drive. It’s a Great Day - Home Daycare Center — Judi Elaine Killebrew, 1620 River Drive, Fountain. J & D Discount Liquor Inc. — Dong S. Lee, 4884 Galley Road. J & M Rentals LLC — James E. Moeller, 6438 Mesedge Drive. Karen Spencer LLC — Karen Spencer, 2883 Keystone Circle. Kenoyer & Associates LLC — Alexander Devlin Kenoyer, 281 Eagle Summit Point, Suite 102. Lewis-Palmer Properties LLC — Palmer Roberts, 5551 Bonita Village Road. Littlebytes LLC — Esther Archut, 5885 Sanchez Drive. Longhorn Investments LLC — Raymond Earl Mcelhaney, 4035 Reserve Point. MCJIM Ortho LLC — Jim McGinnis, 596 Royal Oak Drive. MHT Technologies LLC — MHT Technologies LLC, 240 Balmoral Way. Mike Mallinger Home Inspections LLC — Michael A. Mallinger, 6645 Athletic Ave., Widefield. Move Your Body Massage LLC — Erin Fairweather, 3180 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Apt. A. New Season Films LLC — Larry Wayne Douglas, 3540 Muirfield Drive. Nicks’ Family LLC — John M. Stinar, 2440 San Carlos Circle. Norbulingka Dog Hospice — Jennifer Steele, 2424 N. Corona St. Omega Arms LLC — Adam Floyd, 2301 Clarkson Drive. One Man’s Treasures LLC — Jesse Lee Oliver, 2911 Countryside Court, Cañon City. Open Road Oversize Support LLC — United States Corporation Agents Inc., 2990 Purgatory Drive. Pampered Pets & People LLC — Business Filings Inc., 15954 Jackson Creek Parkway, Suite B314, Monument. Pazazit LLC — Cindy L. Suess, 8255 Candleflower Circle. PC Music Alpha LLC — Mark Frederiksen, 8605 Explorer Drive. PC Music Beta LLC — Mark Frederiksen, 8605 Explorer Drive. PC Music Sigma LLC — Mark Frederiksen, 8605 Explorer Drive. PCA Holdings LLC — Michael Charles Paul, 520 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Peak Children’s Academy LLC — Michael Charles Paul, 520 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Peak Investments 3 LLC — Elaine Silver, 1880 Office Club Pointe, Suite 2000. Phantom Partners LLC — Mark A. Stanley,

2925 New Center Point. Pinski Productions LLC — Kevin S. Pinski, 8179 Ferguson Road, Falcon. Prestige Flooring LLC — Benjamin R. Alcantar, 4320 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Apt. 308. Prime Cuts Steak Co. LLC — Jerry K. Gainey, 3130 Boychuck Ave., Suite M. Pure Bouldering Gym LLC — Jesse Rae Youngwerth, 1401 S. Eighth St. Purple Mountain Framing Inc. — Derek James Wooldridge, 786 Kisker Court, Widefield. Purvis Bees Inc. — Rosanne Marie Purvis, 2380 Willow Tree Grove, Apt. 105. R & I Consulting LLC — Dr. Rosemarie G. HallHeyduk, 4090 E. Autumn Heights Drive. Randall G. Benkler LLC — Randy G. Benkler, 2735 Hangtree Court. Rebound Housing LLC — United States Corporation Agents Inc., 1725 Foliage Way. REI Handyman LLC — Armando Antonio Sierra, 4265 Kyle Lane. Revolution Moving Inc. — Incorp Services Inc., 307 Elmwood Drive. Ripper LLC — Steven A. Givens, 9842 Pinedale Drive. Robin R. Simpson LLC — Terence E. Doherty, 2207 Glenwood Circle. Rocky Mountain Barricades LLC — Justin Dwayne Hasling, 2601 E. Willamette Ave. Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists LLC — Reid Christopherson, 15616 Wildwood Court. Senor Salsa Corp. — Raquel Enriquez, 4825 Astrozon Blvd., Lot 133A. Sifu Ed LLC — Melissa M. Haffeman, 9115 Picabo Road, Cascade. SKR Quest Investments LLC — Mike Rowe, 102 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 400. Sour Gypsies LLC — Levi Radman Smylie, 4853 Harrier Ridge Drive. Taylor Maid Home Cleaning Professionals — Tomi Elaine Oakley, 7534 Banner Court. The Law Office of Joseph Ledonne LLC — Joseph Phillip Ledonne, 14 W. Costilla St. The Road Home Photography LLC — Jenna Michelle Wren, 690 Freemont Circle. Thyferran Realty LLC — Richard Jon Wills, 6120 Pemberton Way. TMJ LLC — Tanner M. Johnson, 7025 Chippewa Road. TRI Mesa Enterprise LLC — Michael Alan Wiltse, 7310 Treasure Trail Circle, Widefield. Ultimate Stucco LLC — Omar Perez, 345 Lionstone Drive, Apt. D. US Gun Source LLC — Chad Rainey, 7548 Amberly Drive. Vintage Cowgirl - Eat Real Food — Maryanna Clemons, 3760 S. Peyton Highway. Vista Peak Homes LLC — Brett Henry Gibson, 3578 Hartsel Drive, Unit E 306. Wentwood Management LLC — Hartford Rentals LLC, 15954 Jackson Creek Parkway, Suite B413, Monument. Wolf Power Specialists Inc. — Wolf Power Specialists Inc. 7550 Sistine Lane, Fountain. X-Change Corp. — Robert J. Kane, 3741 Bloomington St., Suite 4.


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Job search still tough

Crowd-funding campaign takes off “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas launched a campaign to fund a movie of his cult TV show. It met its stated goal of raising $2 million in less than 11 hours. >> Page 7

Although the local job market is improving, the hunt for a job is still disappointing for many long-term unemployed.

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Stocks rise on strong company earnings NEW YORK • Strong company earnings boosted stocks on Wall Street on Friday. Investors also saw a chance to add to their holdings after declines earlier in the week. Nike reported a surge in quarterly profit, sending its stock price to a record. Tiffany topped earnings predictions, boosted by demand from customers in Asia.


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Area jobless rate falls again January’s 8.7 percent rate the lowest since March 2009, data show by Wayne Heilman —

The Colorado Springs-area job market generated another helping of good news in January, when the area unemployment rate fell for a sixth consecutive month to nearly a four-year low, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The 8.7 percent rate is the lowest since March 2009 and is down from 9 percent in December and 8.9 percent in January 2012. The 0.3-percentage point drop matched September’s decline as the largest month-to-month drop in more than 13 years. The improvement came as more than 3,600 area residents re-

turned to the job market, the biggest monthly increase in the labor force in more than 12 years. The number holding jobs surged by nearly 4,300, cutting the number of residents looking for work by nearly 700. “The trends are pretty clearly downward — we are headed in the right direction,” said Tom

Binnings, a partner with the local economic research and consulting firm Summit Economics LLC. “It is exciting to see that the private sector is gaining momentum, but you have to be concerned about the public sector as we feel the effects of sequestration,” or auto—

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Stores keep the cash, not the register Even Wal-Mart is testing ease of using portable ‘Scan & Go’ app across its locations

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briefly Firehouse Subs opening a second local location Firehouse Subs is opening a second Colorado Springs location Saturday at 3604 Austin Bluffs Parkway. The first Springs location opened last summer at 7543 N. Academy Blvd. Firehouse Subs, founded by brothers and former firefighters Chris and Robin Sorensen in Jacksonville, Fla., is a fast casual restaurant chain with nearly 600 locations.

Darden income falls but tops expectations NEW YORK • Darden Restaurants’ third-quarter net income dropped 18 percent as it dealt with soft sales at Red Lobster, but the results still beat Wall Street’s expectations. The Orlando, Fla., company said Friday that sales at its Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants open at least a year fell a combined 4.6 percent.

PepsiCo says it’s not going for snack deal NEW YORK • PepsiCo Inc. says it isn’t interested in any big acquisitions after a report suggested a megasnack food deal could bring its Doritos under the same roof as Oreos. The Purchase, N.Y., company, which dominates the salty snack market with Frito-Lay, issued a short statement Friday after the Telegraph of London said activist investor Nelson Peltz could push it to merge with Mondelez, which is known for sweets including Cadbury and Nabisco. THE GAZETTE & nEws sErvicEs

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Mortgage Solutions Financial announced Noah Hogan as chief financial officer for the company. He has eight years of experience leading operations and finance, most recently with an Australian investment bank in Toronto. Hogan is a certified public accountant with a master’s degree in accounting from Rhodes College.

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A saleswoman at Barneys New York uses an iPod Touch to help a customer make a purchase. Stores across the country are ditching stationary cash registers and replacing them with smartphones and tablet computers. Portability and economy are two reasons. By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO The Associated Press —

NEW YORK • Ka-ching! The cash register may be on its final sale. Stores across the country are ditching the old-fashioned, clunky machines and having salespeople — and even shoppers themselves — ring up sales on smartphones and tablet computers. Barneys New York, a luxury retailer, this year plans to use iPads or iPod Touch devices for credit and debit card purchases in seven

of its nearly two dozen regularprice stores. Urban Outfitters, a teen clothing chain, ordered its last traditional register last fall and plans to go completely mobile. And Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is testing a “Scan & Go” app that lets customers scan their items as they shop. “The traditional cash register is heading toward obsolescence,” said Danielle Vitale, chief operating officer of Barneys New York. That the cash register is getting

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Apple’s iPads with accessories like credit card readers can cost a store $1,500, compared with $4,000 for a register. And Americans increasingly want the same speedy service in physical stores that they get from shopping online. “Consumers want the retailer to bring the register to them,” said Lori Schafer, executive adviser at SAS Institute Inc., which creates software for major retailers.

Julius Genachowski to either side. His tenure has seen continued adoption of broadband and ever higher Internet connection speeds, especially on the wireless side, but consumer groups saw the approval —

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NeW YORK • The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, announced Friday that he’s stepping down in the “coming weeks,” after a four-year tenure that’s garnered mixed reviews for him and tangible progress in the industries he oversees. The country’s top telecommunications regulator told a staff meeting of his decision Friday morning. His impending departure was reported Thursday by several news outlets. Genachowski, 50, was appointed in 2009 and has hewed a middle line between the desires of publicinterest groups and the telecom industry, which hasn’t enamored him

the boot is no surprise. The writing has been on the wall for a long time for the machine, which was created in the late 1800s. The register seems outdated in a world in which smartphones and tablets increasingly are replacing everything from books to ATMs to cameras. Stores like smartphones and tablets because they take up less floor space than registers and free up cashiers to help customers instead of being tethered to one spot. They also are cheaper: For instance,

SAN JOSE, CAlif. • A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and culture in Silicon Valley. Adria Richards wrote on her blog,, that she was seated in a ballroom at the Santa Clara conference Sunday when the men behind her started talking about “big dongles.” A dongle is a device that plugs into a computer, but

Richards tweeted that the men made the comment in a sexual way. After hearing their remarks, Richards turned around, took a photo of two men and posted it on Twitter with their alleged comments. Conference organizers said they were concerned by the tweet and quickly met with Richards and the men, who immediately apologized. “They said she was right, and they were very apologetic,” said Jesse Noller, who chaired the conference, PyCon 2013, for people working on Python programming —

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Happy in anonymity Newest Denver offensive lineman Louis Vasquez, formerly of the Chargers, enjoys being invisible to most. >> Page 3


Falcon scores three in the bottom of the seventh to beat Mesa Ridge, even though it was at Mesa Ridge’s field. >> Page 8

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Tigers continue stunning run Win over Gophers puts CC one victory from an NCAA berth by joe paisley —

ST. PAUL, Minn. • The Tigers are playing with the patient, defense-first mindset of good playoff hockey. You can tell it by the single-mindedness of goalie Joe Howe. “We are only looking forward; there is no point in looking back,” the senior

said after his 35 saves lifted Colorado College to a 2-0 win over No. 1 Minnesota in the late Friday semifinal of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five Tournament. “We are only worried about what is in the way and now that’s Wisconsin.” The win before a sellout

crowd of 18,949 fans at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., sends the Tigers (18-18-5) on to the championship against the Badgers (21-12-7). Both teams need to win the league’s automatic NCAA berth to reach the national tournament. CC is only one victory away from winning the program’s


WCHA final in St. Paul, Minn.: CC vs. Wisconsin, 6:07 p.m. Saturday, ROOT, 103.9 FM first Broadmoor Trophy in its final season in the league before it moves to the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference. —

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Colorado College’s Joe Howe gets the puck away from Minnesota’s Sam Warning in the first period Friday.


Buffs rally from 16-point deficit with 21-0 run but can’t hold on in 2nd half

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Colorado’s Josh Scott, a freshman from Lewis-Palmer High School, tries to keep the ball as Illinois’ Nnanna Egwu reaches in during the first half of a second-round game Friday in Austin, Texas. Scott had 14 rebounds in a 57-49 defeat. By JIM VERTUNO The Associated Press —

AUSTIN, TexAS • For Colorado, the NCAA Tournament was all about momentum. The Buffaloes were making consecutive appearances for the first time in 50 years. As a No. 10 seed in the East, they were a trendy pick for a mild upset over No. 7 seed Illinois. They even fought back from a 16-point deficit with a 21-0 run in the second half to take the lead. But all that momentum disappeared in one 30-second span late in the game when Illinois made consecutive 3-pointers to regain the lead and pull away for a 57-49 victory Friday. The Illini (23-12) advanced to play Sunday against No. 2 seed Miami. Colorado (21-12) has to go back home. “Our defense was good enough in the second half, our heart was good enough,” CU coach Tad Boyle said. “We’re disappointed being one and


3:15 p.m. Saturday — CBS — CSU vs. Louisville at Lexington, Ky. done. ... It’s reality. We have to live with that another year.” The 3-pointers from guards Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson rescued the Illini from an epic meltdown. Illinois, a team that came in with confidence built by playing through the rigors of the Big Ten schedule, was in control in the first half. Illinois used its defensive muscle and a 21-5 run over the final 10 minutes of the first half to roll into the locker room with a 37-21 lead. Richardson made three 3-pointers during the run. Colorado regrouped behind Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Andre Roberson and the hot shooting of Aski Booker, who made three 3-pointers in the opening minutes of the second half. Booker finished with 14 points. Paul picked up two quick

fouls early in the half and went to the bench. His absence over the next 3 minutes seemed to unsettle the Illini as Colorado kept chipping away at the lead. Even when Paul returned, he missed his first two shots and the Illini scored just two points over the first 9 minutes of the half. Colorado made the hard work pay off when Josh Scott’s layup gave the Buffaloes the lead, and baskets by Xavier Johnson and Roberson pushed it to 44-39. Illinois finally broke its scoring drought on a basket by Abrams with 8:30 left. The game finally broke in Illinois’ favor when Richardson nailed his 3-pointer, then had a steal and assisted on Paul’s 3-pointer just seconds later. Colorado held Illinois to 3-of22 shooting (13 percent) in the second half and still lost. Boyle said: “I told them I’m proud of what they’ve done this year. ... They’ve helped put Colorado basketball on the map.”


Florida Gulf Coast’s Eddie Murray dunks as Chase Fieler celebrates during a 78-68 victory Friday over No. 2 seed Georgetown in Philadelphia. More, pages 6-7


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COMMERCE CITY • The world’s game is now our game, too. This truth was clear to see during the United States 1-0 soccer victory over Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier Friday. But that was about the only thing clear on an outrageously snowy Colorado night. The Costa Rica team had no chance. After halftime, the visitors looked lost and seemed most interested in going home to balmy temperatures and pristine beaches. The sell-out crowd remained with only a few dozen fleeing the blowing snow and freezing temperatures. Bad weather was part of the Americans’ plot. It’s no accident this game was played in Colorado in March. The U.S. is not above employing weather in its quest to ensure a return trip to the World Cup. For decades, skeptical American sports fans have considered it their patriotic duty to make fun of soccer. The game is boring, these fans shouted. The game never will conquer our land. Forget it; the conquering is complete. An hour before the game, I could tell this would be a special night. Snow already was falling in this decidedly unfashionable Denver suburb as the parking lots at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park began to fill. As I stepped out of my car, I encountered a scalper. “Got any tickets?” he asked, his eyes full of hope. I told him no. This news depressed him. He had spent 30 minutes —



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SATURDAY Final Five final game Wisconsin 6:07 p.m. ROOT, 103.9



SATURDAY Dallas 6 p.m. ALT 1300 AM




AFA Men’s Hoops 472-1895

Nuggets 303-405-1111

Rockies 303-405-1111


6 p.m. ALT 1300 AM


Calgary 7:30 p.m. ALT 1300 AM

SATURDAY CIT Weber St. 7 p.m. 740 AM SATURDAY Sacramento 7 p.m. ALT2

MONDAY New Orleans 6 p.m.


SATURDAY San Diego 8:10 p.m. Exhibition

SUNDAY Milwaukee 2:05 p.m. Exhibition ROOT

MONDAY Cleveland 8:10 p.m. Exhibition


San Antonio 6 p.m.


other games

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

on the air – saturday ArenA footbAll 6 p.m. – CBS-SN – Philadelphia at Arizona AUto rACInG 10:30 a.m. – SPEED – NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Auto Club 400 11:30 a.m. – SPEED – NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Royal Purple 300 12:30 p.m. – NBC-SN – IRL, IndyCar, pole qualifying for Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 1:30 p.m. – SPEED – NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Auto Club 400 3 p.m. – ESPN – NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Royal Purple 300 1:30 a.m. – NBC-SN – Formula One, Malaysia Grand Prix bASebAll 2 p.m. – WGN – Preseason, Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Angels 6:30 p.m. – Texas A&M at Mississippi bASKetbAll 9 a.m. – ESPN2 – NCAA Division I tournament, first round, teams and site TBA (women) 10:15 a.m. – CBS — NCAA Division I VCU vs. Michigan 11:30 a.m. – ESPN2 – NCAA Division I tournament, first round, teams and site TBA (women) Noon – ESPN — NIT, second round, Stanford at Alabama Noon – ESPN2 –NCAA Division I tournament at Boulder (women) 12:30 p.m. – CBS — NCAA Division I tournament Memphis vs. Michigan St. 2:30 p.m. – ESPN2 – NCAA Division I tournament at Boulder, TBA including Colorado vs. Kansas at 4:40 (women) 3:15 p.m. – CBS — NCAA Division I tournament Colorado St. vs. Louisville 4:10 p.m. – TNT — NCAA Division I tournament Harvard vs. Arizona 5:10 p.m. – TBS — NCAA Division I tournament Oregon vs. Saint Louis 5:30 p.m. – CBS — NCAA Division I tournament Butler vs. Marquette 6 p.m. – WGN – Indiana at Chicago 6:40 p.m. – TNT — NCAA Division I tournament Wichita vs. Gonzaga 7 p.m. – ALT2 – Sacramento at Nuggets 7 p.m. – 740 AM – CIT, Air Force at Weber State 7:40 p.m. – TBS — NCAA Division I tournament California vs. Syracuse fIGUre SKAtInG Noon – NBC – World Championships fIGHtInG 7:30 p.m. – NBC-SN – World Series of Fighting Golf 7 a.m. – GOLF – European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, third round (taped) 10:30 a.m. – GOLF – PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, third round 12:30 p.m. – NBC – PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, third round 3 p.m. – GOLF – Champions Tour, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, second round 5 p.m. – GOLF – LPGA, Kia Classic, third round HoCKeY 2 p.m. – NHL – Vancouver at Los Angeles 5 p.m. – NBC-SN – Hockey East tournament, championship, UMass-Lowell vs. Boston University, at Boston 5 p.m. – NHL – Boston at Toronto 6 p.m. – ALT, 1300 AM – Avalanche at Dallas 6 p.m. – ROOT, 103.9 FM – WCHA championship game, Wisconsin vs. Colorado College HorSe rACInG 3 p.m. – ALT –Spiral Stakes lACroSSe Noon – ESPNU – Colgate vs. Navy 2:30 p.m. – ESPNU – Johns Hopkins vs. Virginia MotorSPortS 5:30 p.m. – SPEED – Supercross, at Toronto SoCCer 1:30 p.m. – NBC-SN – MLS, Columbus at DC United 8:30 p.m. – ALT – Rapids at Los Angeles SoftbAll 4:30 p.m. – ESPNU – Texas A&M at Tennessee WreStlInG 9 a.m. – ESPNU – NCAA Division I medal round 6 p.m. – ESPN – NCAA Division I Championships, final matches

on the air – sunday AUto rACInG 10 a.m. – NBC-SN – IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Noon – NBC-SN – IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 12:30 p.m. – FOX – NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Auto Club 400 bASebAll 2 p.m. – ROOT – Milwaukee at Rockies (exhibition) bASKetbAll 9 a.m. – ESPN – NIT, second round, teams and site TBA 10 a.m. – CBS – NCAA Division I tournament, third round, teams and site TBA Noon – ESPN2 – NCAA Division I tournament, first round, teams and site TBA (women) 12:30 p.m. – CBS – NCAA Division I tournament, third round, teams and site TBA 12:30 p.m. – ESPN2 – NCAA Division I tournament, first round, teams and site TBA (women) 3 p.m. – CBS – NCAA Division I tournament, third round, teams and site TBA 3 p.m. – ESPN2 – NCAA Division I tournament, first round, teams and site TBA (women) 3 p.m. – CBS-SN – Rio Grande Valley at Fort Wayne 3 p.m. – ESPNU – NIT, second round 4 p.m. – TNT – NCAA Division I tournament, third round, teams and site TBA 5 p.m. – TBS – NCAA Division I tournament, third round, teams and site TBA 5 p.m. – WGN – Chicago at Minnesota 5:30 p.m. – TRUTV – NCAA Division I tournament, third round, teams and site TBA 5:30 p.m. – ESPN2 – NCAA Division I tournament, first round, teams and site TBA (women) 6:30 p.m. – TNT – NCAA Division I tournament, third round, teams and site TBA 7:30 p.m. – TBS – NCAA Division I tournament, third round, teams and site TBA CYClInG 11 p.m. – NBC-SN – Criterium International, final stage (taped) Golf 7 a.m. – GOLF – European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, final round (taped) 10:30 a.m. – GOLF – PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, final round 12:30 p.m. – NBC – PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, final round 3 p.m. – GOLF – Champions Tour, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, final round 5 p.m. – GOLF – LPGA, Kia Classic, final round HoCKeY 5:30 p.m. – NBC-SN – Washington at N.Y. Rangers 6 p.m. – ALT – Vancouver at Avalanche SoftbAll 11:30 a.m. – ROOT – Baylor at Texas 1 p.m. – ESPNU – Auburn at Alabama

area schedule - saturday 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. WoMen’S GYMnAStICS Air Force at MPSF Championships, Seattle, 6 p.m. Men’S lACroSSe Air Force at Denver, 1 p.m. SoftbAll New Mexico Highlands at UCCS, noon, 2 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



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Rockies cautious with Chacin News Services —

It was a bad day for Rockies pitchers. In Scottsdale, Ariz., Christian Friedrich made his first start of spring training and allowed two of San Francisco’s five home runs as a Colorado split squad lost 11-6 to the Giants. More troublesome, though, was the news out of Rockies camp that opening day starter Jhoulys Chacin was scratched from his start against the Texas Rangers because of back spasms. Chacin pitched for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic and has been limited to 41/3 innings in three Cactus League starts this spring. He reported the back problems on Thursday and the Rockies decided to start Tyler Chatwood against the Rangers on Friday. “He felt them come on yesterday so we’re just being cautious,” manager Walt Weiss said. “It doesn’t look like anything serious but there is no reason to run him out there 24 hours later to have him make his start. The plan is to give him

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Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki forces out San Francisco’s Brandon Belt on Friday. a couple of innings (Saturday), but we won’t stretch him out.” Meanwhile, in Surprise, Ariz., Wilin Rosario hit a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning, his second homer in as many days, to lift the Rockies to a 14-9 victory over the Texas Rangers. Yorvit Torrealba’s third hit of the afternoon led off the sixth as the Rockies scored nine runs that inning. A two-run home run by Reid Brignac capped the rally.

Due to the high demand, the Rockies will again implement the Ticket Lottery System to purchase Rockpile tickets for Opening Day, which is on April 5. A random drawing will be held to determine the order of lines that will go up to the ticket window for an opportunity to purchase Opening Day Rockpile tickets, based on availability. The drawing will be held at Coors Field on Saturday at the Rockpile ticket windows located at Gate A. Parking Lot A will open at 8 a.m. and numbered wristbands will be given until 9:30, when the drawing will take place. Tickets go on sale at 10. There will be a limit of four tickets per person that can be purchased that day by those selected in the drawing.

notes MLB sues Fla. clinic over banned drugs

Major League Baseball on Friday sued a now-shuttered South Florida clinic and its operators, accusing them of scheming to provide banned performanceenhancing drugs to players in violation of their contracts. The lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court seeks unspecified damages from Coral Gables anti-aging clinic Biogenesis of America and its operator, Anthony Bosch. Several other Bosch associates are named in the lawsuit. Because of the alleged conspiracy, the lawsuit contends MLB has suffered “costs of investigation, loss of goodwill, loss of revenue and profits and injury to its reputation, image, strategic advantage and fan relationships.” attorneys Allen Weitzman and Matthew Menchel wrote in the complaint.

D-backs Eaton out 2 months

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Eaton will be out for up to two months with a left elbow sprain. Eaton, expected to be Arizona’s starting right fielder and leadoff hitter, will be shut down for four weeks and the best-case scenario for his return would be in six weeks, but could be as long as two months.

Chapman stays as Reds’ closer

Left-hander Aroldis Chapman will be bringing his 100 mph fastball out of the bullpen again this season. The Cincinnati Reds decided to keep Chapman as their closer instead of moving him into the starting rotation, a move that pleased the Cuban pitcher. He was a vital part of the Reds’ drive to the NL Central title last year, saving 38 games.

Robinson film screenings to aid KC museum

Kansas City was announced as the host site for the only advance public screenings of a film chronicling the rise of Jackie Robinson, a nod to the city where the baseball great made his professional debut two years before breaking the major league color barrier. Harrison Ford stars as former Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey in the film, “42,” which details Robinson’s Rookie of the Year season in 1947. Proceeds of the screenings will benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.


The Mets say they plan to put pitcher Johan Santana on the disabled list for the start of the season. Santana hasn’t pitched in a spring training game this year and hasn’t thrown a bullpen session since March 3. He went 6-9 last season and was shut down in August because of back problems. ... Toronto closer Casey Janssen made his 2013 spring training debut, striking out two during a perfect seventh inning in the Blue Jays’ win over Boston. Janssen, who finished with 22 saves last season, had surgery in November to address lingering shoulder soreness. ... San Diego right-hander Casey Kelly will have Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm the first week of April. Kelly is expected to miss 12 to 18 months rehabbing after the procedure. ... The Twins have put left-hander Scott Diamond on the 15-day disabled list as he continues his recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his pitching elbow. Diamond is projected as one of the team’s top starters this season after going 12-9 with a 3.54 ERA last year. ... The Nationals have signed reliever J.C. Romero, who recently pitched for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

10 things to know for the 2013 MLB season The Associated Press —

An around-the-bases look at the 2013 major league season that starts March 31 when the Texas Rangers visit the Houston Astros:


Glam slam in LA! Josh Hamilton joined Albert Pujols and Mike Trout in a juicy Angels lineup, Zack Greinke zeroed in on the Dodgers. Other top winter destinations: Toronto (R.A. Dickey, Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle) and Boston (Ryan Dempster, Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli).


Tigers slugger Victor Martinez was injured for all of 2012. Mariano Rivera, Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista also finished on the disabled list. They’re back, along with Derek Jeter and Carl Crawford. Let’s wait to see Hanley Ramirez, David Wright and Mark Teixeira — they got hurt at the World Baseball Classic.


The Astros’ shift from the NL to the AL leaves 15 teams in each league. That’ll mean an interleague game most every day. The new-wave scheduling starts April 1 when the Angels visit Cincinnati in a decidedly nontraditional opener.


With a team payroll matching Alex Rodriguez’s salary and coming off 107 losses, Houston could be way out of its league. A possible result: AL West opponents might

Promoters: Mixed martial arts fighter faked death Two Michigan mixed martial arts promoters say they were shocked to learn that one of their fighters who supposedly died in a car wreck last month is very much alive, if not exactly well. After all, it was less than two weeks ago that Christo Piliafas and Scott DiPonio helped raise more than $1,000 at a benefit event in Traverse City for 25-year-old Charles Rowan’s family. Rowan, his girlfriend, Rosalinda Martinez, and their friend, Michael Bowman, were charged Friday with holding up a gun shop 100 miles away in Gladwin County. Each is charged with armed robbery and assault with intent to murder and has requested a court-appointed attorney. —

Colleges: 5 Falcons named to AHA 10th annual team Five former Air Force players were named to the Atlantic Hockey Association 10th anniversary team by the league office. Atlantic Hockey coaches, athletic directors, media and fans all voted on the teams. Four Falcons, forwards Jacques Lamoureux and Eric Ehn, defenseman Tim Kirby and goaltender Andrew Volkening were named to the first team. Defenseman Greg Flynn was named to the third team. • MINNESOTA’S SARAH DAVIS scored 1:39 into overtime and the 40-0 Gophers beat Boston College 3-2 in the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four semifinals at Minneapolis for their 48th straight victory. “The team found a way, just like they have all year,” Frost said. Davis took a pass from Bethany Brausen, skated to the left to deke goalie Corinne Boyles and put a shot behind her. The third member of the line, Meghan Lorence, also got an assist. Kerrin Sperry made 27 saves and Boston University beat Mercyhurst 4-1 in the other semifinal. Jenelle Kohanchuk, Isabel Menard, Kathryn Miller and Marie-Philip Poulin scored for the Terriers (28-5-3). • THE ALABAMA FAN who poisoned the iconic Toomer’s Corner oak trees at rival Auburn has been sentenced to three years in prison. Court filings show that Harvey Updyke Jr. pleaded guilty to pleaded guilty to damaging an agricultural facility. The sentence requires him to serve at least six months in jail and spend five years on supervised probation. He has been credited with 104 days already served. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III fined Updyke $1,000. The probation prohibits Updyke from going onto Auburn’s campus or attending a college sporting event. • THE STATE’S TOP FOOTBALL COACHES will all be in Colorado Springs on June 19 for the Colorado Springs Sports Corp.’s annual College Football Kickoff Luncheon at noon at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Tables of 10 are $250 for Sports Corp. members or booster club members of participating schools; $350 for others. Individual seats: $25 or $35 for the same groups. For reservations contact Cara Jorgensen at 719-634-7333, extension 1007 or email —

Soccer: Qatar plans 2020 Cup in summer, but flexible


A half-dozen new managers. Terry Francona (Cleveland), John Farrell (Boston), Mike Redmond (Miami), Bo Porter (Houston) and John Gibbons (Toronto), plus the most intriguing hire: Former shortstop Walt Weiss goes from high school coach to big league skipper in Colorado.

KEY BISCAYNE, FlA. • With an ankle injury forcing two-time champion Victoria Azarenka to withdraw from the Sony Open on Friday, Lauren Davis quickly went from lucky loser to lucky winner. Given a spot in the draw because Azarenka pulled out, Davis took advantage of shaky play by fellow Floridian Madison Keys in the decisive tiebreaker to win their second-round match 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7). Davis trailed 6-3 in the tiebreaker and Victoria then saved three match points. Azarenka Like Keys, American Jamie Hampton held a match point but lost to No. 20-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (3). No. 2-ranked Maria Sharapova beat wild card Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-0. In men’s play, No. 3 David Ferrer advanced by walkover when qualifier Dmitry Tursunov withdrew with acute gastroenteritis. Wild card James Blake beat No. 24-seeded Julien Benneteau 6-2, 6-3. No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro lost a rain-interrupted match against Tobias Kamke of Germany, 7-6 (5), 6-1. —

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Colorado’s Walt Weiss is the most intriguing of the six new managerial hires preceding the 2013 season. feast on the Astros, run up win totals and produce both wild cards.


Nearly 100 sets of siblings have teamed up in big league history. The Alomars, the Boones, the Ripkens — heck, three Alous once formed the starting outfield for the Giants. Next up, B.J. and Justin Upton for the Braves. Their parents will keep a watchful eye; they already have season tickets at Turner Field.


No additional replay this year. Baseball is still trying to decide what to review (out or safe at first base?), which video technology to use and who should make the call. Stand by for 2014. Maybe.


Fans in Washington still wonder how far they could’ve gone last year if Stephen Strasburg didn’t get

shut down. There’s no innings limit on the ace now, as the Nats try to bring the World Series to D.C. San Francisco, meanwhile, aims to win the title for the third time in four years.


RBIs vs. VORP. ERA vs. BABIP. The Miguel CabreraMike Trout MVP race ramped up the rhetoric between new stats and old values. Both sides dug in, the arguments got louder, the insults intensified. A little more listening, a lot less yelling might show there’s plenty of middle ground.


Get your tickets now for the Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour. Go see Mo and leave with a memory. Many opposing hitters already got souvenirs — splinters of their bats he shattered with that cut fastball.

Qatar organizers say they’re planning to hold the 2022 World Cup in the summer, although they are willing to host in the winter. UEFA President Michel Platini prefers to play the tournament in the cooler winter months. FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke says the executive committee could move the dates because of medical issues. FIFA medical chief Michel D’Hooghe expressed concerns last week about how fans and officials would cope in the summer heat, which can exceed 102 degrees in the desert nation. But FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said Qatar would have to request a shift to winter. • PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM WEST HAM has reached a deal to move into London’s Olympic Stadium, ending the drawn-out negotiations over the future of the venue. Under the 99-year deal announced Friday, West Ham will make the short move from its 35,000-capacity Upton Park to the revamped Olympic venue in 2016. The 80,000-seat stadium will be downsized to 54,000 and reconfigured with a new roof and retractable seats. • FANS IN ZAGREB greeted the visitors with chants that included “Kill, Kill the Serbs!” as Croatia beat Serbia 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier that marked the first soccer meeting between the Balkan rivals since their 1990s war. Thousands of riot police were deployed at packed Maksimir Stadium. Serbian supporters were banned from attending. The win triggered street celebrations and fireworks in Croatian cities. Streets in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, were empty.

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Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs looks on during a news conference Friday at the NCAA finals.

Wrestling group zeros in on a plan Approach targets May vote on provisional spot The Associated Press —

DES MOINES, IOwa • Wrestling has two shots left at a return to the Olympic program, and neither will be easy. But U.S. wrestling officials appeared to have settled on which one they think is the best bet. Former world champion Bill Scherr, the chairman of a committee of top American wrestling figures, said Friday that he thinks the sport’s best chance to remain an Olympic sport is to beat out the likes of squash, roller sports and karate for re-inclusion as a provisional sport in the 2020 Olympics. “Perhaps our better avenue to stay in the Games is to win the competition against the provisional sports,” Scherr said. “We need to canvass those 15 IOC executive board members to make sure we get on that short list.” Though the International Olympic Committee recommended in February to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics, that move is not final. Wrestling will compete with seven other sports for a provisional spot in the 2020 Games in a vote in May. But officials also will lobby the 114-member IOC General Session in September in hopes it will overturn the executive board’s recommendation by a majority vote. The first step for U.S. officials following what Scherr called a “bombshell” decision by the IOC was to organize the Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling. Scherr joined wrestling great Dan Gable, 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Bur-

roughs and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a two-time NCAA champion for Wisconsin, at the NCAA championships in Des Moines to discuss the committee’s progress. Though the IOC vote was a damaging blow to wrestling’s future, Scherr acknowledged that the sport also has itself to blame as well. “Make no mistake about it. We disagree vehemently with the decision of the International Olympic Committee. But also make no mistake that the fault lies largely with the leadership of wrestling, and not the process and the individuals at the International Olympic Committee,” Scherr said. The IOC’s decision forced the head of the sport’s international governing body, Raphael Martinetti, to step aside less than a week later. He has been replaced by interim president Nenad Lalovic of Serbia. According to Scherr, the change at the top showed the IOC that wrestling was serious about making the changes it needs to make to remain in the Olympics. “Martinetti was a roadblock. Right or wrong, he led the demise of wrestling.,” Scherr said. Earlier this month, Iowa governor Terry Branstad released a letter co-signed by a group of 33 governors asking the IOC to reconsider its decision. Another letter signed by U.S. House speaker John Boehner and six other members of Congress, including Jordan, and dated Thursday called on IOC President Jacques Rogge to do the same. “Wrestling, what it does for young people, is good for a country. It’s good for a culture. It’s good for a society,” Jordan said.


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At Squaw Valley, Calif.: Laurenne Ross won super G on Friday in the U.S. Alpine Championships, beating Stacey Cook by 0.01 seconds for her first national title. Defending champion Julia Mancuso was third, 0.08 seconds behind Ross. In the men’s race, Squaw Valley star Travis Ganong won by 0.20 seconds on his home course.

Kearney wins moguls title

At Sierra Nevada, Spain: Hannah Kearney won her fourth World Cup moguls title in the FIS Freestyle World Cup Finals, and the United States took the Nation’s Cup for the second year in a row. Kearney, from Norwich, Vt., won the title by 91 points over Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapoints. Kearney is second in the overall standings. In the men’s dual moguls race, Canada’s Alex Bilodeau won, and Pat Deneen of Cle Elum, Wash., finished second. Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury won the season title. Deneen was third.

X Games Tignes concludes

At Tignes, France: The fourth X Games Tignes concluded with 46,500 fans, bringing the threeday total to 117,000. This is the highest X Games winter event attendance, beating X Games Aspen

Few flags, sacks make Vasquez the right fit The Associated Press —

ENGLEWOOD • Ever since college, Louis Vasquez has managed to keep a low profile despite his 6-foot-4 frame. The new Denver Broncos’ right guard has a penchant for avoiding penalties and keeping his quarterback upright. He only committed one infraction in college — he says it was a bad call, of course — and he had one more in his four years with the San Diego Chargers, and that came on a field goal. At 330 pounds, he’s also adept at anchoring the pocket and keeping his quarterback clean, having allowed an average of just 2.75 sacks a season in the NFL, according to STATS. That, along with his terrific technique, is what made him so attractive to Broncos front office chief John Elway, who has spent his offseason trying to surround Peyton Manning with players who can help him win the next Super Bowl. Free agency was barely 20 minutes old when Vasquez put his signature on a fouryear, $23.5 million deal last week that made him the vanguard of Denver’s $65.5 million offseason splurge. Vasquez decided on Denver without so much as a visit to the Rocky Mountains. “No, just from what I know about the team and just from playing against Denver twice a year when I was in San Diego, I knew what I was going into and it was a pretty easy decision,” Vasquez said. Playing for one quarterback icon and alongside another, he said, made it a no-brainer. “It’s hard to fathom. You grow up watching these guys and then you actually have a chance to play for one of the greats and play under one of the top ones, too, as well,” Vasquez said, shaking his head. “It’s like a childhood dream. If somebody would have told me 10 years ago, ‘Hey, you’re going to be a Denver Bronco playing for John Elway and Peyton Manning,’ I would’ve said, ‘You’re out of your mind.’”


New Broncos guard Louis Vasquez, right, has managed to remain relatively anonymous as an NFL offensive lineman because he rarely gets flagged or gives up a sack. The Broncos are counting on the additions of Vasquez and wide receiver Wes Welker — a fellow Texas Tech alum — to help them put their no-huddle offense into turbo drive as new offensive coordinator Adam Gase desires. Vasquez can’t wait. “It’s in my roots,” he said. Wednesday marked the 1-year anniversary of Manning’s arrival in Denver, a wildly successful 12 months save for that stinging, double-overtime loss to Baltimore in the playoffs and a few too many hits on the four-time MVP quarterback who turns 37 on Sunday. Manning was sacked 21 times in his first season in Denver, his highest total since 2006, but only twice with Chris Kuper in the lineup at right guard. Trouble is, Kuper spent

notes Laurenne Ross wins the women’s superG Friday at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Squaw Valley, Calif.

Laurenne Ross wins super G


— a four-day event. Canadian Sebastien Toutant edged countryman Mark McMorris in snowboard slopestyle. Norwegian woman snowboarder Silje Norendal unseating Jamie Anderson in slopestyle. Amiee Fuller and Sina Candrian pulled the first double backflip and an attempt at a 1080, respectively. American Torin Yater-Wallace repeated as the ski superpipe gold medalist. American David Wise was second. Formerly retired French skier Marie Martinod won the women’s ski superpipe competition.


Denis Kuzin won his first major gold medal by taking the 1,000 meters at the speedskating world championships in Sochi, Russia, while Shani Davis of the U.S. was third. ... Olympic leaders will meet May 21 to discuss the World AntiDoping Agency’s role in fighting performance-enhancing drugs and ways to combat illegal betting and match-fixing. ... Norwegians Petter Northug and Marit Bjoergen won the 2.5-kilometer freestyle prologues at the cross-country skiing World Cup finals in Sweden. ... Pietro Mennea, a former Italian sprinter who held the world record in the 200 meters for nearly 17 years, has died. He was 60.

Ex-Bronco signs with Bears

The Chicago Bears agreed Friday to a one-year contract with linebacker D.J. Williams, a possible replacement for Brian Urlacher. The deal comes two days after the Bears said they couldn’t reach an agreement with Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and the heart and face of the franchise. They also have an opening at strong side linebacker after Nick Roach signed with Oakland. Williams gets a fresh start after missing time last season because of suspensions. “This is a great opportunity for D.J. to restart his career after coming off suspension for part of the 2012 season,” general manager Phil Emery said. “We see a player that has very good athletic upside who can contribute immediately at ‘Mike’ (middle) linebacker. He is also a versatile player who has played both outside linebacker positions, giving us flexibility in the draft.”

Reed signs with Texans

Free agent safety Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans, bolstering their defense with championship experience. The nine-time Pro Bowl safety signed a three-year, $15 million contract with Houston, a week after he left town without reaching a deal. Reed said that Texans general manager Rick Smith contacted him on the first day of free agency and the Texans were his first choice all along. “From the first day of free agency, Rick called me and I think we both knew, just from the conversation, how things were going and how this would work,” Reed said. “It just was a matter of time with getting it done.”

Linebacker D.J. Williams signed with the Chicago Bears.

more time on the sideline than on the football field last season, making just six starts because of various injuries. Kuper needed another operation this offseason to repair another break in his lower left fibula, but this one wasn’t as complex as the surgery he needed after a severe ankle dislocation during the final game of 2011 caused multiple breaks in his fibula and tore several ligaments. With three other lineman coming off surgeries this winter, notably Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady (shoulder), the Broncos’ top priority was patching up Manning’s protection. “We needed help there. We couldn’t sit there and hope that everybody came back healthy. I’m not sure that would have been the

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Bills meet with QB Smith

The Buffalo Bills’ offseason search for a quarterback led them to West Virginia, where they conducted a private workout involving Geno Smith, who is regarded as one of the top quarterback prospects available in the NFL draft next month. The Bills open the draft with the eighth pick, and Nix has already expressed an interest in selecting a quarterback, though he won’t be pinned down to what round. Last season, Smith threw for 4,205 yards and led the nation with 42 touchdown passes. This is the second time in a little over a week that Bills officials have watched Smith work out.


St. Louis cornerback Trumaine Johnson was arrested on a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge in Missoula, where he played college football for the University of Montana. ...The Browns have signed free agent tight end Kellen Davis and cornerback Chris Owens to oneyear contracts. Both players will give the club depth at two thin positions, and it’s possible one or both of them could earn starting jobs. ... The Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Ted Ginn from the 49ers. ... Harlon Hill, the former star receiver for the Chicago Bears whose name adorns the NCAA Division II player of the year trophy, has died. He was 80.

wisest thing for us to do,” coach John Fox said, adding, “We should have good competition there. I’m just hopeful that Kupe comes back healthy.” Fox said he’s not sure how things will shake out along the O-line, but he’s confident Vasquez is “a good piece of the puzzle.” Vasquez almost never gets noticed on the field because he so rarely gets flagged by the officials or beaten by defenders. He swears it’s not sleight of hand but good, old-fashioned discipline that makes him one of the league’s least-penalized offensive linemen. “I do take pride in it,” he said. “It just becomes part of growing as a football player and knowing what you can and can’t do. It’s just going out and playing clean, hardnosed football.”

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nba Heat 103, Pistons 89

Utah Jazz’s Mo Williams shoots over san Antonio spurs’ tony Parker during Friday’s game. Parker, who returned to the court after missing eight games because of an injury, scored 22 points in the spurs’ 104-97 overtime victory.

At Miami: LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 and Miami extended its winning streak to 25 games. Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers scored 11 apiece for Miami, which shook off yet another slow start to move within eight of tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in NBA history. The Heat also won at home for the 16th straight time.

Spurs 104, Jazz 97, OT

At San Antonio: Tony Parker had 22 points in his return from an eightgame absence, Tim Duncan added 19 points and 16 rebounds and San Antonio escaped with an overtime victory. Kawhi Leonard added 21 points, including five in overtime, and Danny Green had 15 points for San Antonio, which remains 2½ games ahead of Oklahoma City in the West. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich recorded his 900th career victory, becoming the 12th coach in NBA history to accomplish the feat.

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Dustin Jeffrey and goalie Tomas Vokoun defend against New York Islanders’ Keith Aucoin on Friday.

Red Wings 5, Ducks 1

At Anaheim, Calif.: Justin Abdelkader had his first NHL hat trick, Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists, and Detroit ended Anaheim’s club-record 13-game home winning streak Friday.

Penguins 4, Islanders 2

Knicks 99, Raptors 94

At Uniondale, N.Y.: Tomas Vokoun was sharp in making 33 saves, and Brandon Sutter snapped a tie early in the third period for Pittsburgh Penguins, which stretched its winning streak to 11 games. Sutter took a pass from Matt Cooke in front off a 2-on-1 rush and scored past goalie Evgeni Nabokov 1:46 into the third. Joe Vitale and Chris Kunitz had second-period goals .

At Toronto: Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points and Kenyon Martin had 19 points and 11 rebounds as New York clinched a playoff berth. Martin shot 9 of 10 from the field and didn’t miss until 1:40 remained in the game, J.R. Smith scored 14 points and the Knicks earned their 41st win.

Blue Jackets 5, Flames 1

Thunder 97, Magic 89

At Columbus, Ohio: Nick Foligno scored twice in a club-record 51 seconds and Columbus scored three goals in a 1:15 span of the second period, extending its franchise-record points streak to 12 games. Artem Anisimov, Colton Gillies and Jared Boll also had goals and Sergei Bobrovsky continued his strong play with 24 saves. The Blue Jackets ran their streak to 8-0-4.

At Orlando, Fla.: Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Russell Westbrook had 19 points as Oklahoma City held off Orlando. The Magic briefly took a one-point lead in the final period, but the Thunder hit eight of their final 10 free throws to help seal the victory.

Capitals 6, Jets 1

At Winnipeg, Manitoba: Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and Braden Holtby made 30 saves. Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer, Jay Beagle and Mike Green also scored for the Capitals and Mike Ribeiro had two assists.

Mavericks 104, Celtics 94

At Dallas: Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Shawn Marion had a doubledouble in his return from a calf injury and the Mavericks spoiled Jason Terry’s return to Dallas. Terry scored eight in his first game in Dallas since leaving for Boston in free agency.


In preparation for back-to-back games, Avs coach Joe Sacco said veteran right winger Milan Hejduk won’t play at Dallas on Saturday, the Denver Post said. He will be replaced by either David Jones or Jamie McGinn. ... Washington planned to waive former Colorado College player Joey Crabb, the team announced, opening a spot for the Caps to activate Mike Green from the injured reserve list. He would go to the Hershey Bears if he clears waivers. ... Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler has been suspended two games without pay for charging Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith. He should miss Sunday’s game vs. the Avalanche.

Trail Blazers 104, Hawks 93

At Atlanta: Wesley Matthews scored 28 points to lead three Trail Blazers with at least 20 points as Portland beat Atlanta for their second road win in as many nights.

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Pacers 102, Bucks 78

At Indianapolis: Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Indiana. Paul George scored 20 points and Roy Hibbert had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for the Pacers, who have won three straight.

Rockets 116, Cavaliers 78

At Houston: James Harden scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik added 13 points apiece and Houston routed cold-shooting Cleveland. Thomas Robinson scored 15 points and Greg Smith grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds off the bench for the Rockets.

Hornets 90, Grizzlies 83

Wizards 103, Lakers 100

At New Orleans: Robin Lopez had 23 points, including a key putback and a pair of free throws in the final 1:11, as New Orleans beat Memphis. Lopez also had 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which has won two in a row.

At Los Angeles: John Wall had 24 points and 16 assists to lead Washington over Los Angeles. Trevor Ariza added 25 points for the Wizards.


Timberwolves 117, Suns 86

The Sacramento Bee reports that Silicon Valley software tycoon Vivek Ranadive will join Sacramento’s bid to keep the King, joining health-club financier Mark Mastrov and billionaire Ron Burkle. ... Ray Williams, the former New York Knicks guard who averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 assists in 10 seasons in the NBA, died Friday. He was 58.

At Phoenix: Andrei Kirilenko scored 20 points as Minnesota routed slumping Phoenix to snap a nine-game road losing streak. Reserve Dante Cuningham added 18 points, Greg Stiemsma had 14 and four others were in double digits for the Timberwolves, who won for the fourth time in 16 games.

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SpRiNt Cup-auto Club 400 liNeup after Friday qualifying; race Sunday at auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 187.451. 2. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 187.217. 3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 187.149. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 187.13. 5. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 186.688. 6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 186.514. 7. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 186.273. 8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 185.864. 9. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 185.792. 10. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 185.677. 11. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 185.157. 12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 185.085. 13. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 184.876. 14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.715. 15. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 184.625. 16. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 184.374. 17. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 184.233. 18. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 184.044. 19. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 184.011. 20. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 183.988. 21. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 183.852. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 183.702. 23. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 183.697. 24. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 183.57. 25. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 183.248. 26. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 183.113. 27. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 183.02. 28. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 182.825. 29. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 182.658. 30. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 182.639. 31. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 182.519. 32. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 182.473. 33. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 182.44. 34. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 181.493. 35. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 181.087. 36. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 181.087. 37. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 38. (44) Scott Riggs, Ford, Owner Points. 39. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 40. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (34) David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.



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Gb — 2½ 5½ 6 6½ 14½ 15 17½ 19 20 20 28 28 29½ 30½

W l pct y-Miami 54 14 .794 x-Indiana 43 26 .623 x-New York 41 26 .612 x-Brooklyn 40 28 .588 Atlanta 38 31 .551 Chicago 36 31 .537 Boston 36 32 .529 Milwaukee 34 34 .500 Philadelphia 26 42 .382 Toronto 26 43 .377 Washington 25 43 .368 Detroit 23 47 .329 Cleveland 22 47 .319 Orlando 18 52 .257 Charlotte 16 52 .235 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Friday’s scores New York 99, Toronto 94 Indiana 102, Milwaukee 78 Oklahoma City 97, Orlando 89 Portland 104, Atlanta 93 Miami 103, Detroit 89 Houston 116, Cleveland 78 New Orleans 90, Memphis 83 Dallas 104, Boston 94 San Antonio 104, Utah 97, OT Minnesota 117, Phoenix 86 Washington 101, L.A. Lakers 100 Saturday’s games Detroit at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Toronto at New York, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 6 p.m. Boston at Memphis, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 7 p.m. Washington at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

Gb — 11½ 12½ 14 16½ 17½ 18 20 28 28½ 29 32 32½ 37 38

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meN’S NCaa touRNameNt eaSt ReGioNal Second Round Friday’s scores at ud arena dayton, ohio Temple 76, N.C. State 72 Indiana 83, James Madison 62 at the Frank erwin Center austin, texas Miami 78, Pacific 49 Illinois 57, Colorado 49 third Round Saturday’s games at Rupp arena lexington, ky. Marquette (24-8) vs. Butler (27-8), 30 minutes following at Hp pavilion San Jose, Calif. Syracuse (27-9) vs. California (21-11), 30 minutes following SoutH ReGioNal Second Round at Wells Fargo Center philadelphia Friday’s scores Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown 68 San Diego State 70, Oklahoma 55 at the Sprint Center kansas City, mo. North Carolina 78, Villanova 71 Kansas 64, Western Kentucky 57 at the Frank erwin Center austin, texas Florida 79, Northwestern State 47 Minnesota 83, UCLA 63 third Round Saturday’s games at the palace of auburn Hills auburn Hills, mich. Michigan (27-7) vs. VCU (27-8), 10:15 a.m. midWeSt ReGioNal Second Round Friday’s scores at Wells Fargo Center philadelphia Duke 73, Albany (N.Y.) 61 Creighton 67, Cincinnati 63 third Round Saturday’s games at Rupp arena lexington, ky. Louisville (30-5) vs. Colorado State (26-8), 3:15 p.m. at the palace of auburn Hills auburn Hills, mich. Michigan State (26-8) vs. Memphis (31-4), 30 minutes following at Hp pavilion San Jose, Calif. Saint Louis (28-6) vs. Oregon (27-8), 5:10 p.m. WeSt ReGioNal Second Round Friday’s scores at ud arena Dayton, Ohio Ohio State 95, Iona 70 Iowa State 76, Notre Dame 58

at the Sprint Center kansas City, mo. Mississippi 57, Wisconsin 46 La Salle 63, Kansas State 61 third Round Saturday’s game at energySolutions arena Salt lake City Harvard (20-9) vs. Arizona (26-7), 4:10 p.m. Gonzaga (32-2) vs. Wichita State (27-8), 30 minutes following Nit Second Round Friday’s scores Baylor 89, Arizona State 85 Iowa 75, Stony Brook 63 Saturday’s games Stanford (19-14) at Alabama (22-12), 10 a.m. Sunday, March 24 St. John’s (17-15) at Virginia (22-11), 9 a.m. WomeN’S NCaa touRNameNt oklaHoma City ReGioNal First Round Saturday’s games Columbus, ohio Oklahoma (22-10) vs. Central Michigan (2111), 9:10 a.m. UCLA (25-7) vs. Stetson (24-8), 30 minutes following knoxville, tenn. Syracuse (24-7) vs. Creighton (24-7), 9:20 a.m. Tennessee (24-7) vs. Oral Roberts (18-12), 30 minutes following Sunday’s games Waco, texas Florida State (22-9) vs. Princeton (22-6), 3:10 p.m. Baylor (32-1) vs. Prairie View (17-14), 30 minutes following louisville, ky. Purdue (24-8) vs. Liberty (27-6), 10:10 a.m. Louisville (24-8) vs. Middle Tennessee (25-7), 30 minutes following SpokaNe ReGioNal First Round Saturday’s games Spokane, Wash. Iowa State (23-8) vs. Gonzaga (27-5), 2:15 p.m. Georgia (25-6) vs. Montana (23-7), 30 minutes following lubbock, texas California (28-3) vs. Fresno State (24-8), 2:20 p.m. Texas Tech (21-10) vs. South Florida (21-10), 30 minutes following Sunday’s games Stanford, Calif. Stanford (31-2) vs. Tulsa (16-16), 3:20 p.m. Michigan (21-10) vs. Villanova (21-10), 30 minutes following baton Rouge, la. Penn State (25-5) vs. Cal Poly (21-10), 3:15 p.m. LSU (20-11) vs. Green Bay (29-2), 30 minutes following NoRFolk ReGioNal First Round Saturday’s games boulder, Colo. South Carolina (24-7) vs. South Dakota State (25-7), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (25-6) vs. Kansas (18-13), 30 minutes following College Station, texas Texas A&M (24-9) vs. Wichita State (24-9), 2:05 p.m. Nebraska (23-8) vs. Chattanooga (29-3), 30 minutes following Sunday’s games iowa City Notre Dame (31-1) vs. UT-Martin (19-14), 3:05 p.m. Miami (21-10) vs. Iowa (20-12), 30 minutes following Durham, N.C. Duke (30-2) vs. Hampton (28-5), 10:05 a.m. Oklahoma State (21-10) vs. DePaul (21-11), 30 minutes following bRidGepoRt ReGioNal First Round Saturday’s games Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt (20-11) vs. Saint Joseph’s (23-8), 9:05 a.m. Connecticut (29-4) vs. Idaho (17-15), 30 minutes following College park, md. Maryland (24-7) vs. Quinnipiac (30-2), 9:15 a.m. Michigan State (24-8) vs. Marist (26-6), 30 minutes following Sunday’s games Newark, del. Delaware (30-3) vs. West Virginia (17-13), 10:15 a.m. North Carolina (28-6) vs. Albany (NY) (27-3), 30 minutes following Queens, N.y. Kentucky (27-5) vs. Navy (21-11), 10:05 a.m. Dayton (27-2) vs. St. John’s (18-12), 30 minutes following Nit First Round Friday’s scores Ball State 54, Minnesota 51 Northern Iowa 61, Marquette 59 Washington 65, Eastern Washington 60 2OT Pacific 69, UALR 65 Second Round Saturday, march 23-monday, march 25 Toledo (28-3) vs. Youngstown St. (23-9) Eastern Illinois (20-11) vs. Illinois (17-13) Drexel (23-10) vs. Harvard (21-8) Bowling Green (23-10) vs. Duquesne (24-7) Boston U. (24-5) vs. Fordham (25-8) James Madison (23-10) vs. NC State (17-16)

Davidson (22-12) vs. Charlotte (25-5) Florida (19-14) vs. Winthrop (21-12) Western Kentucky (22-10) vs. Auburn (17-14) Ball State (16-15) vs. Northern Iowa (17-16) Kansas State (16-17) vs. Illinois State (24-10) Arkansas (19-12) vs. Tulane (23-8) Eastern Washington-Washington winner vs. UALR-Pacific winner Utah (19-13) vs. San Diego (22-9) Saint Mary’s (Cal) (21-10) vs. Northern Colorado (21-12) Saturday’s game San Diego State (27-6) at BYU (22-10), TBA

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all StaR Game ColoRado SpRiNGS metRo State SoutH 4a 110, S. CeNtRal pueblo all StaRS 94 Col Springs— Harding 8-24 , Vaugn 4 1-2,11 Winters 1, 3-4, 5, Cooley 1, 2-2 4, Perea 4, 9, Rice 1 2, Groff 2, 4 7 1-1, 19, Martinez 5 2-2, 12, Herndon 6 13, Saunders 5, 1-2 11. Totals—31 13 13-18 South Central— Arrieta 1 2, Howard 1 4, Andrews 4 4-4 12, Gavin 3 8, Eggert 2 1-3 5, Pratt 5 2-2 14, Valdez 5 4-5 16, Meserve 5 4-5 17,Gradishar 5 14, . Totals— 20 12 19-29 Colorado Springs 51 59 — 110 South Central pueblo 46 48 — 94


pGa touR bay Hill at bay Hill Club and lodge orlando, Fla. purse: $6.2 million yardage: 7,419 par: 72 (36-36) (a-amateur) Second Round Bill Haas 69-66—135 Justin Rose 65-70— 135 John Huh 67-69— 136 Ken Duke 70-68— 138 J.J. Henry 71-67— 138 Jimmy Walker 69-69— 138 Mark Wilson 71-68— 139 Vijay Singh 71-68— 139 Tiger Woods 69-70— 139 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 69-71— 140 Luke Guthrie 73-67— 140 Brad Fritsch 68-72— 140 Bob Estes 71-69— 140 John Rollins 68-72— 140 Rickie Fowler 73-67— 140 Sang-Moon Bae 71-69— 140 Hunter Mahan 71-70— 141 Sergio Garcia 72-69— 141 Matt Jones 71-70— 141 Ian Poulter 72-69— 141 Thorbjorn Olesen 69-73— 142 Charles Howell III 73-69— 142 Retief Goosen 73-69— 142 Ben Curtis 72-70— 142 Ben Kohles 69-73— 142 Boo Weekley 72-70— 142 Henrik Stenson 71-71— 142 Chris Kirk 71-72— 143 Stewart Cink 70-73— 143 Chris Stroud 72-71— 143 John Senden 71-72— 143 Keegan Bradley 74-69— 143 Gary Woodland 70-73— 143 Richard H. Lee 73-70— 143 Brian Stuard 74-69— 143 Tag Ridings 70-74— 144 Ben Crane 70-74— 144 William McGirt 74-70— 144 Chad Campbell 77-67— 144 Carl Pettersson 72-72— 144 Erik Compton 72-72— 144 Billy Horschel 72-73— 145 Jason Day 71-74— 145 Vaughn Taylor 71-74— 145 David Lingmerth 71-74— 145 Jim Furyk 71-74— 145 Bubba Watson 74-71— 145 Camilo Villegas 71-74— 145 Cameron Tringale 72-73— 145 Graham DeLaet 76-69— 145 Kevin Streelman 74-71— 145 Nick Watney 69-76— 145 Scott Brown 74-71— 145 Tommy Gainey 72-73— 145 Sean O’Hair 69-76— 145 Justin Hicks 74-71— 145 Nicholas Thompson 74-72— 146 Zach Johnson 70-76— 146 Mike Weir 76-70— 146 Lee Janzen 73-73— 146 Francesco Molinari 75-71— 146 Doug LaBelle II 73-73— 146 Pat Perez 71-75— 146 Ryo Ishikawa 69-77— 146 Lee Westwood 71-75— 146 Graeme McDowell 72-74— 146 David Toms 74-72— 146 Josh Teater 75-71— 146 David Hearn 75-71— 146 George Coetzee 73-74— 147 Martin Laird 74-73— 147 Harris English 75-72— 147 Matt Every 72-75— 147 Greg Owen 74-73— 147 Johnson Wagner 76-71— 147 Charlie Beljan 76-71— 147 Robert Allenby 73-74— 147 Rod Perry 76-71— 147

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WeSteRN CoNFeReNCe Northwest Gp W l ot pts GF Ga Minnesota 29 17 10 2 36 77 71 Vancouver 30 15 9 6 36 83 83 Edmonton 29 11 11 7 29 72 85 Calgary 29 11 14 4 26 82 101 Colorado 29 11 14 4 26 75 92 Central Gp W l ot pts GF Ga Chicago 30 24 3 3 51 102 66 St. Louis 29 16 11 2 34 87 83 Detroit 31 15 11 5 35 85 80

Columbus 31 13 12 6 32 Nashville 31 12 13 6 30 pacific Gp W l ot pts Anaheim 30 22 4 4 48 Los Angeles 30 17 11 2 36 San Jose 29 13 10 6 32 Dallas 30 14 13 3 31 Phoenix 31 13 14 4 30 eaSteRN CoNFeReNCe atlantic Gp W l ot pts Pittsburgh 32 24 8 0 48 New Jersey 31 14 11 6 34 N.Y. Rangers 30 15 13 2 32 N.Y. Islanders 31 13 15 3 29 Philadelphia 30 13 16 1 27 Northeast Gp W l ot pts Montreal 30 20 5 5 45 Boston 29 20 6 3 43 Ottawa 31 16 9 6 38 Toronto 31 16 12 3 35 Buffalo 31 12 15 4 28 Southeast Gp W l ot pts Winnipeg 32 16 14 2 34 Carolina 30 15 13 2 32 Washington 31 14 16 1 29 Tampa Bay 30 13 16 1 27 Florida 31 9 16 6 24 Friday’s scores Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Columbus 5, Calgary 1 Washington 6, Winnipeg 1 Detroit 5, Anaheim 1 Saturday’s games Tampa Bay at Ottawa, Noon San Jose at Minnesota, Noon Vancouver at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 5 p.m. Florida at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 6 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

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WeSteRN CoNFeReNCe 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 Seattle 0 1 1 1 1 2 eaSteRN CoNFeReNCe 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 Sprtng Knsas Cty 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 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. Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Seattle FC at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, march 24 Chivas USA at Chicago, 3 p.m.

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Friday’s scores Wisconsin 4, St. Cloud St. 1 Brown 4, Quinnipiac 0 Canisius 5, Niagara 3 UMass Lowell 2, Providence 1 Union NY 5, Yale 0 Mercyhurst 4, Connecticut 1 Colorado College 2, Minnesota 0 Boston University 6, Boston College 3 Saturday’s games Ohio St. vs Notre Dame, 11:05 a.m. Yale vs Quinnipiac, 2:00 p.m. Michigan vs Miami (OH), 2:35 p.m. Boston University vs UMass Lowell, 5 p.m. Canisius vs Mercyhurst, 5 p.m. Brown vs Union NY, 5 p.m. Colorado College vs Wisconsin, 6:10 p.m.

St. maRy’S 6, maNitou SpRiNGS 3 St. mary’s (1-0) 4 2—6 manitou Springs (3-2) 1 2—3 First half—1. STM, Loof (Craft) 11:00, 2. STM, Niles (Sjobakken) 14:00, 3. MS, Turnbull 21:00, 4. STM, Loof (Cleary) 28:00, 5. STM, Sjobakken (Cleary) 35:00. Second half—1. STM, Sjobakken (Niles) 42:00, 2. MS, Thompson (Benson) 66:00, 3. STM, Cleary (Friend) 75:00, 4. MS, McKiel (unassisted) 77:00. Shots on goal—STM 11, MS 19. Saves-minutes—Buchanan (MS) 5-80:00, Bradford (STM) 16-80:00.


laCRoSSe West Washington Calgary Edmonton Colorado Minnesota east x-Toronto Philadelphia Buffalo Rochester x-clinched playoff berth Saturday’s games Edmonton at Buffalo Colorado at Calgary Sunday’s game Edmonton at Toronto





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diCkiNSoN 11, ColoRado ColleGe 10 Colorado College 2 1 5 2 — 10 dickinson 4 4 0 3 — 11 Goals—CC, Rijo 2; Kreitler 2; Allen 2; Paul 1; Halle 1; Harris 1; Neumeyer 1. DIC, Leon 3; Cannon 2; White 1; Scott 1; Laco 1; Waldron 1; Beitel 1; Farrell 1. assists—CC, Allen 1; Halle 1; Kreitler 1; Paul 1; Rijo 1. DIC, Cherry 4; Cannon 2; Gleason 1; Palladino 1. Saves-minutes—CC, Murphy 16-60:00, DIC, Hanley 7-60:00.

HiGH SCHool boy’S St. maRy’S 17, GeoRGe WaSHiNGtoN 1 St. mary’s (4-2) 5 7 4 1 — 17 George Washington (0-6) 1 0 0 0— 1 Goals—SM, Cipoletti 5, Hemann, McCarty 2, McGunigal 2, Padrnos 2, Paris, Greenly 3, Moran. assists—SM, Hemann, McCarty, McGunigal 2, Padrnos, Cherire 2, Moran 2. Saves-minutes—SM, Anderson 3-36:00, Tait 5-12:00.


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24hrs. depth lifts Arapahoe Basin 7” 53” 7 /8 Aspen Highlands 8” 50” 5/5 Aspen Mountain 8” 53” 6/8 Beaver Creek 9” 58” 25/25 Breckenridge 8” 68” 31 /31 Buttermilk 6” 41” 7/9 Copper Mountain 4” 58” 21 /22 Crested Butte 7” 56” 14/16 Eldora 1” 44” 7/12 Howelsen CLOSED Keystone 6” 49” 19/20 Loveland 5.5” 59” 8/10 Monarch 3” 67” 6/6 Powderhorn 2” 62” 4/4 Purgatory 3” 55” 9/10 Silverton 5” 80” 1/1 Ski Cooper 8” 48” 3 /5 Ski Granby Ranch 0” 30” 5/5 Snowmass 7” 52” 18/21 Steamboat 1.5” 61” 16/16 Sunlight 2.5” 49” 3/3

ameRiCaN leaGue MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed LHP Scott Diamond and RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Claimed RHP Todd Redmond off waivers from Baltimore and optioned him to Buffalo (IL). NatioNal leaGue CHICAGO CUBS—Optioned LHP Chris Rusin to their minor league camp. Assigned RHP Drew Carpenter, Jaye Chapman, RHP Casey Coleman, RHP Jensen Lewis, RHP Blake Parker, INF Edwin Maysonet, INF Brad Nelson, OF Brian Bogusevic, OF Johermyn Chavez and OF Darnell McDonald to their minor league camp. CINCINNATI REDS—Reassigned RHP Armando Galarraga to their minor league camp. FLORIDA MARLINS—Re-assigned OF Christian Yelich, RHP Jonathan Albaladejo and C Jake Jeffries to their minor league camp. Optioned RHP Tom Koehler to New Orleans (PCL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Optioned RHP Bryan Morris to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. and INF Jared Goedert to their minor league camp. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Optioned RHP Cole Kimball to Syracuse (IL). Re-assigned RHP Jeremy Accardo to their minor league camp. Agreed to terms with LHP J.C. Romero on a minor league contract.


USADA—announced boxer Erik Morales of San Ysidro, California tested positive for a prohibited substance and received a two-year sanction.

Football NFl CHICAGO BEARS—Agreed to terms with LB D.J. Williams on a one-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed TE Kellen Davis and DB Chris Owens to one-year contracts. HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed S Ed Reed.



NHl NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Assigned F Craig Smith to Milwaukee (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Traded F Matt D’Agostini and a conditional 2015 seventh-round draft pick to New Jersey for a conditional 2015 fifthround draft pick. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Assigned G Mark Owuya from Toronto (AHL) to Reading (AHL).


mlS NEW YORK RED BULLS—Signed G Kevin Hartman. SEATTLE SOUNDERS—Signed D Ashani Fairclough and M Phillip Lund.


ALABAMA—Named Bill Battle athletic director. RICE—Signed football coach David Bailiff to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 ❘ the gazette ❘


local colleges Air Force wrestling

At Des Moines, Iowa: Cole VonOhlen finished in the round of 12 for the second straight season as Air Force concluded competition on Friday at the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. VonOhlen, seeded fourth at 149 pounds, began the day with a tough quarterfinal loss against Columbia’s Steve Santos, coming up short in a 5-4 decision, with a riding time point the deciding factor. He then met up with Purdue’s Ivan Lopouchanski in the consolation bracket, but suffered a 6-0 loss to end his tournament run. VonOhlen, who holds Air Force’s career falls record with 51, closes out the 2012-13 season with a 27-4 overall mark and a career record

of 139-26. Also competing for Air Force on Friday were Pine Creek graduate Josh Martinez and Josh Kreimier, who both dropped the matches in the wrestlebacks.

Air Force fencing

At San Antonio: James Salem finished 19th overall in the individual men’s epee at the NCAA Men’s Fencing Championships. Salem won nine of his 23 bouts. Mary McElwee will compete for Air Force in the women’s individual foil tournament, which will be contested on Saturday and Sunday.

UCCS softball

At Mountain Lion Field: ColoradoColorado Springs hit .589 as a team in a tripleheader sweep of New Mexico Highlands. All three games were shortened to five

innings by the NCAA’s run rule as the Mountain Lions won by scores of 16-4, 21-2 and 15-3. Twenty-one of UCCS’ 53 hits went for extra bases (11 doubled, nine home runs and a triple). It was the third tripleheader sweep of the season for UCCS, which improved to 17-9-1 overall and 12-5 in the RMAC. Liberty High School graduate Emily Jennings led the way, going 7-for-10 with 10 RBIs, while Payton Kornfiend went 8-for-13 with eight RBIs and four stolen bases. Lara Mathewson and Jessica Belsterling also had seven hits each. Belsterling, Becca Needler and Taylor Flodmaneach had five RBIs. Belsterling, Becca Smith and Korey Kulpins recorded the wins for the Mountain Lions.

Air Force baseball

At Falcon Field: Air Force erupted for a season-high 18 hits in a 14-7 win over Fresno State. Air Force (8-13, 2-3 MWC) had seven players with multiple hits, including home runs by Alex Bast and Coleman Poje. Junior Seth Kline went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Poje, who entered the game hitless in five at bats, went 3-for-5. Tyler Saleck added two hits and three RBIs. Bast had two runs, two hits and two RBIs. Garrett Custons had two hits and two RBIs and Matthew Roberts had two hits and two runs scored. Peter Johnson had three hits and junior David Baska scored two runs. Games two and three in the series are now slated for a Sunday doubleheader starting at noon.

CC men’s lacrosse

At Carlisle, Pa.: Nick Leon scored the deciding goal with 40 seconds remaining in the game to give No. 3 Dickinson College an 11-10 victory over Colorado College. Tyler Allen, Kreitler and Steve Rijo each struck for two goals and an assist. The Red Devils appeared to be in complete control when they took an 8-3 lead with 4:25 remaining in the first half. The Tigers responded with a dominating performance in the third period and tied the game at 8-8 when Kreitler scored with 1:30 to play. Henri Halle started the comeback with a man-up goal midway through the stanza. Eric Neumeyer and junior midfielder Will Harris struck just 7 seconds apart to cut

CC’s deficit to 8-6, and sophomore midfielder Taylor Paul made it a one-goal affair with 3:31 on the clock.

Air Force track

At Tempe, Ariz.: Becca Bauman recorded the ninth-best hammer throw in academy history to highlight the Falcons’ efforts at the Arizona State Invitational. Bauman improved her personalbest distance in the hammer throw by nine inches (162-9) to finish 13th in the 23-thrower event. On the men’s side, Jalen Fooster recorded a distance to 177-1 to earn a sixth-place finish in the men’s field of 18. Classmate William Kent placed 12th with a distance of 162, while freshman Grant Hamilton finished 16th with a toss of 144-7.


auto racing


Sprint Cup

U.S. gains crucial win in snow The Associated Press —

COMMERCE CITY • On a snowy night more suitable to slaloms than soccer, Clint Dempsey scored early in his first official start as the American captain and the United States beat Costa Rica 1-0 on Friday in a key qualifier for next year’s World Cup.

Plows and shovels were used to clear the penalty areas, center circle and midfield stripe as snow got heavier, and a yellow-andpurple ball was used. There was even a brief stoppage in the 55th minute when it was unclear whether the match commissioner would let the contest continue. But the game resumed and

will be remembered in American soccer for the elements as much as the 1967 Ice Bowl is in the NFL. As the snow increased, it made the field resemble a cake topped with piles of sugar, and players’ hair turned white as snow stuck along their scalps. “It was difficult out here to see anything,” Dempsey said. “We were able to come

together.” As the conditions deteriorated, the U.S. survived Michael Umana’s apparent 70th-minute goal for Costa Rica goal that was disallowed for offside and came away with a red-very-whiteand-blue victory. Brad Guzan, in goal because Tim Howard was injured, slid in the snow after balls like a

kid in a park. After wasting an early lead and losing their final-round opener last month at Honduras, the Americans were under pressure to come up with a win, especially with their next game Tuesday at Mexico. Dempsey’s 16thminute goal lifted them from last place in the six-nation group to second. costa rica midfielder Ariel rodgriguez tackles United states midfielder Jermaine Jones, right, during the first half of a World cup qualifier soccer match in commerce city on Friday.

At Fontana, Calif.: Denny Hamlin has won the pole for the second straight year at Fontana, turning a lap of 187.451 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Greg Biffle Denny finished Hamlin second and Brad Keselowski was third in Friday’s qualifying session, but they’ll start at the back after engine changes. Hamlin earned his first pole of the season and the 13th of his career. He won three last year, and has won the pole three times at Auto Club Speedway.


At St. Petersburg, Fla.: There was a new face at the top of the IndyCar leaderboard, and the competition thought it was long overdue. Simona de Silvestro, making her debut with new team KV Racing Technology, posted the third fastest time on the opening day of the IndyCar season. The Swiss driver was right behind Will Power and defending series champion Ryan HunterReay on the course through the streets of St. Petersburg.

Formula One

the AssociAted Press

RAMSEY: Park packed despite hideous weather from page 1 —

wandering through the lots, looking for extra tickets to sell. He knew he could sell his tickets at a huge markup. One problem: He found no tickets. On a horrendous night, virtually everyone who purchased a ticket showed up to watch our nation’s

soccer team. There’s an easy explanation for this: Soccer has arrived in the United States, including Colorado. Throngs of Americans have joined billions around the world in an extreme devotion to a simple, beautiful game. Millions of Americans are now fluent about soccer. They talk with excitement

and expertise about Messi, Ronaldo and Rooney. They watch Fox Soccer Channel with the same fervor conservatives watch Fox News. This was fun. The crowd joined a loud, inspiring performance of our national anthem, and when Clint Dempsey scored the game’s only goal in the 16th minute, the rejoicing sounded

golf PGA Tour

At Orlando, Fla.: Bill Haas wanted to atone for the way he finished his opening round. He did that and more Friday and was tied for the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. That sure wasn’t the case for Tiger Woods. One shot out of the lead with three holes to play, Woods closed with three sloppy bogeys to fall four shots behind going into the weekend after a 70. That makes the chore a little more difficult in his bid to defend his title at Bay Hill and return to No. 1 in the world. Haas not only kept bogeys off his card, his longest putt for par was no more than 4 feet in a clean round of 6-under 66. He was tied with Justin Rose, who was poised to take the outright lead until he was fooled by the speed of the greens after late afternoon showers and finished with a three-putt bogey for a 70. They were at 9-under 135, one shot ahead of John Huh, who had a 69.


At Carlsbad, Calif.: Beatriz Recari shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to take the lead after two rounds in the Kia Classic. The Spaniard’s two-round total of 8-under 136 gave her a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb. Creamer shot a 68, and Webb had a 70 on the hilly, 6,593-yard Aviara course. Stacy Lewis carded her second straight 70.

Champions Tour

Bill Haas watches his shot from the 18th fairway Friday in Orlando, Fla.

At Saucier, Miss.: Hal Sutton, Steve Elkington, Corey Pavin and Roger Chapman shot 3-under 69 to share the first-round lead in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. Defending champ Fred Couples had a 72.

The finishing holes have proved pivotal in the opening two rounds. Haas was challenging for the lead on Thursday when he flew his tee shot into the back bunker on the par-3 17th and had to two-putt from 40 feet for bogey. Then, he three-putted from 8 feet on the 18th hole for bogey to ruin his day.

At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat topped the Malaysian Open leaderboard at 10 under with nine holes to play when darkness hit. Charl Schwartzel and China’s Wu Ashun shared the clubhouse lead at 9 under. Third-ranked Luke Donald was par overall with 11 holes to play.

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like a happy thunderstorm. I’m not optimistic about this current version of America’s team. Landon Donovan, the greatest American star, appears more interested in rest than leading his countrymen. Dempsey needs an elite scoring partner for the Americans to travel deep in the World Cup field, and I

don’t see one on the roster. This team appears on its way to a disappointing finish at the 2014 Cup. But in the future, America will kick its way into the ranks of the world’s finest soccer nations. We don’t have tradition on our side. We do have a massive population and an enormous thirst for victory.

At Sepang, Malaysia: Kimi Raikkonen continued his surprisingly strong start to the Formula One season, posting the fastest time in the second practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix, outpacing defending champion Sebastian Vettel before rain hit the circuit. The Lotus driver sent a clear message that his victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix was no fluke, as he edged triple world champion Vettel of Red Bull by .019 seconds.


IndyCar has signed a twoyear extension with Verizon Wireless that expands its sponsorship to cover the pole award. ... IndyCar founder Tony George was reinstated to the Hulman & Co. board of directors on Friday, five months after resigning following a failed attempt to reacquire the series. ... NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer has asked a South Dakota judge to dismiss a motorcycle company’s lawsuit against him that alleges he didn’t pay for $31,000 of custom work it did on his Harley-Davidson.

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❘ the gazette ❘ Saturday, March 23, 2013

college hockey

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Falcons get quality tourney experience ‘Playoff atmosphere’ at Hawaii; tough Weber next by bRENT bRIGGEMAN —

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Colorado College’s Jeff Collett fights for possession against Minnesota’s Seth Helgeson as Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox defends during the third period of a WCHA Final Five semifinal Friday in St. Paul, Minn.

CC: Penalty kill stops power plays, even a five-minute one Colorado College’s Alexander Krushelnyski celebrates after teammate Charlie taft scored on Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox in the second period of a WCHA Final Five college hockey semifinal Friday.

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“It would mean a lot to the school and to me personally,” Tigers coach Scott Owens said. “Without the Broadmoor Hotel there would have been no CC hockey in the early days.” On Friday, CC fans can thank Howe’s strong play and a superior defensive effort exemplified by the penalty kill; now 9-for-9 in the Final Five. CC stifled a 5-minute major during the third period that proved decisive. CC’s penalty killers kept the puck along the outside and disrupted passes. Minnesota fans began to boo Division I’s best power play. “They made my life easy,” Howe said. “I think they managed one shot and it wasn’t even a good one.“ Fourteen blocked shots and innumerable deflected passes kept the Gophers shooting from long range and CC boxed out down low to deny rebounds. “Joe did a great job controlling his rebounds and their defensemen played really well,” Minnesota coach Don Lucia said. “CC usually

plays at an up-and-down pace but they’re being patient and playing a good playoff style.” A scoreless opening period quieted the Minnesota fans until the Tigers, now on a four-game win streak, pounced on two Minnesota turnovers to score twice in 3:25. Senior Rylan Schwartz took a pass from Peter Stoykewych and snapped off a hard wrister that blew past Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox (18 saves) for a 1-0 lead only 59 seconds into the second.

“It was a big-time goal,” Owens said of CC’s seventh shot. “It made a statement and there was a little buzz in the building.” CC rode the momentum to another goal. Alexander Krushelnyski forced a turnover and passed to Charlie Taft, who fired a shot between Wilcox’s leg pads with 15:36 left it make it 2-0. Howe made two shorthanded saves later that period to maintain the twogoal lead, setting the stage for the decisive penalty kill in the third.

including a 78.3 mark in league play, this season. “It has quietly continued to get better,” coach Scott Owens said.

ing staff were comfortable playing their fourth line in overtime and that group — freshmen Peter Maric and Jared Hanson and junior center Jeff Collett — won the faceoff that set up Peter Stoykewych’s winning shot in overtime 4-3 over UND. Adding to that depth was the play of the third line, led by freshmen Hunter Fejes (goal) and Cody Bradley (assist). With that production, the Tigers did not need to play only its top players in crunch time. “The TV timeouts meant we didn’t have to play all four lines, but rolling all four is what got us here,” Owens said. “We’ve got a

boxscore colorado college 2, minnesota 0

colorado college 0 2 0—2 minnesota 0 0 0—0 First period—none. Penalties—CC, Stoykewych (hooking) 16:37. second period—1. CC, Schwartz (Stoykewych, McDermott) 0:59, 2. CC, Taft (Krushelnyski) 4:24. Penalties— MIN, Helgeson (cross-checking) 5:00; CC, McDermott (interference) 9:43; MIN, Isackson (interference) 19:00. third period—none. Penalties—CC, Marciano (cross-checking) 4:50. shots on goal—CC 6-8-6-20; MIN 12-14-9-35. Power-play opportunities—CC 0-2; MIN 0-3. Goalies—CC, Howe 12-14-9-35, 60:00; MIN, Wilcox 6-6-6-18, 56:53.

wcha glance semiFinals Friday’s scores Wisconsin 4, St. Cloud St. 1 Colorado College 2, Minnesota 0

cc notes CC penalty kill continues to perform in playoffs

With an impressive 9-for-9 performance through six periods at the Final Five tournament, the Tigers penalty kill is 17-for19 this postseason, including short-handed goals by Alexander Krushelnyski and Rylan Schwartz that sparked CC in elimination games against North Dakota and Denver. CC was 3-for-3 Friday against Minnesota, which has the nation’s top offense (3.61 goals) and power play (25.16 percent). That is impressive considering CC entered the semifinal clicking at only 79.1 percent overall,

CC’s depth key to run

There are always a few Tigers mentioned story after story after wins: Joe Howe, Schwartz, Krushelnyski, for example. Their performance warrants it, but the key to Colorado College’s march to the WCHA Final Five semifinals can be traced to the Tigers’ depth development this season. It has certainly paid off this postseason. Consider that the Tigers coach-

pretty good team concept right now.”

No. 15 Wisconsin 4, No. 7 St. Cloud State 1

Wisconsin advanced to the championship of the WCHA Final Five with a 4-1 win over top-seeded St. Cloud State on Friday. John Ramage scored the game-winning goal at 2:08 of the second period. Wisconsin later added a power-play goal by Nic Kerdiles during a 5-minute major penalty. That checking-frombehind call and another a minute later kept the Huskies (23-15-1) from mounting a rally. JOE PAISLEY, THE GAZETTE

roundup AtlAntic Hockey

Canisius 5, Niagara 3

At Rochester, N.Y.: Tyler Wiseman scored twice and set up Duncan McKellar’s go-ahead goal in leading Canisius to a win over top-seeded Niagara (23-9-5) in a semifinal Friday. Canisius knocked off Air Force in the two-game first round. Tony Capobianco stopped 38 shots, including all eight in the final period, for the seventhseeded Golden Griffins (18-18-5), who won their seventh straight.

Mercyhurst 4, UConn 1

Paul Chiasson scored twice. Zac Frischmon and Ryan Misiak also scored for the sixth seed (19-16-5). ecAc

Brown 4, Quinnipiac 0

At Atlantic City, N.J.: Matt Lorito scored twice and Brown upset top-seeded Quinnipiac in the semifinals. Goalie Anthony Borelli

made 29 saves for Brown (16-13-6). Quinnipiac (26-7-5) has been ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/ USA Hockey Magazine poll and is expected to get a top NCAA seed.

Union 5, Yale 0

Goalie Troy Grosenick made 34 saves. Five players scored and the fourth-seeded Dutchman won their fifth straight and seventh in their last nine. Union (20-12-5) was a Frozen Four team a year ago. Hockey eAst

UMass-Lowell 2, Providence 1

At Boston: Scott Wilson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:30 remaining in the third period as the top-seed rallied in a semifinal. A.J. White also scored for the River Hawks (25-10-2). Jon Gillies had 31 saves for Providence (17-14-7). Connor Hellebuyck finished with 34 saves for UMass-Lowell.

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Massachusetts-Lowell’s A.J. White celebrates his goal with teammate Josh Holmstrom on Friday.

Boston University 6, Boston College 3

Danny O’Regan scored twice in the third period as BU (23-10-4)

rattled off five straight goals, extending coach Jack Parker’s 40-year tenure at least one more game.

As it turns out, there has been a silver lining to Air Force’s situation in basketball. Though the Falcons desperately wanted to be in a better tournament, their time in the CIT has allowed them to earn perhaps the season’s grittiest win at Hawaii on Wednesday and now they go on the road to face a Weber State team that missed the NCAA Tournament by just three points. “It was everything you wanted in a game right now,” Pilipovich said of the 69-65 victory at Hawaii, in which Air Force was up by 14 early, down by six, rallied back and maintained a lead late in what Pilipovich described as a playoff atmosphere. “We were in some adverse conditions and situations in the game our players really responded. For our younger guys to go through that, you can’t ask for anything more.” The road gets no easier as Air Force (18-13) travels to face the Weber State (27-6) at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Wildcats were denied a shot at the NCAA Tournament by a 67-64 loss to Montana in the Big Sky Tournament championship game. They had defeated the Grizzlies by 24 points the month before.

Weber State is ranked No. 85 in the most recent RPI ratings. Air Force is No. 80. “They’re a similar team to New Mexico — not at that level, obviously — but they’re similar,” Pilipovich said. “They can score inside, score on the perimeter, have some athletic guys who can drive it and they’ve got some bigs who can really do some damage rebounding, screening and scoring in the post.” Air Force would have its work cut out even if it wasn’t facing another quality team. The Falcons faced long travel back from Hawaii, with players and coaches boarding three separate flights because the short notice kept them from finding enough seats on a plane to accommodate everyone. Some players didn’t arrive until midday Friday. The Falcons are also still without leading scorer Michael Lyons, who is lost for the season with a knee injury. Senior Kyle Green, who replaced Lyons in the lineup, scored 11 quick points and finished with 18 at Hawaii. “The nice thing about how we play, anyone can score any night,” said senior Mike Fitzgerald, who scored 25 points with nine rebounds against Hawaii. “We didn’t get to play a lot of our Princeton offense, but when we do it opens up some pockets for shooters, and we have a lot of that on our team — a lot of shooters.”


CIT second round: Air Force (18-13) at Weber State (27-6), 7 p.m. Saturday, 740 AM Weber State’s losses this season came at home against BYU, on the road to future Mountain West schools San Jose State and Utah State, on the road at Montana and Montana State and to Montana in the Big Sky championship game. None of the losses were by more than 10 points. … Guard Davion Berry leads the Wildcats in scoring (15.2), assists (3.2) and steals (1.3). Two other players average in double figures, including center Kyle Tresnak, who went 10-for-11 while scoring 20 points in a 85-43 trouncing of Cal Poly in the first round of the CIT. … Weber State averages a plus-6.5 rebounding advantage; Air Force averages minus-3. … Air Force is playing on the road by choice. The Falcons agreed to be part of the CIT instead of the CBI because the CIT agreed to let them play on the road throughout. Teams must pay to host, and Air Force did not feel comfortable entering into such an agreement under the climate of budget cuts. … Air Force’s win at Hawaii was the program’s first postseason road victory. Two other Air Force teams have won postseason games – 2007 in the NIT, 2011 in the CIT.

Roberson will try to do her part in hoops family The Associated Press —

BOULDER • Redshirt freshman Arielle Roberson is living out her very own silver linings playbook. Shortly after arriving at Colorado last season, she tore her left labrum, requiring season-ending surgery, something she now says made her both a better player and a better person. “It changed my perspective on things,” Roberson said. “Playing is a huge opportunity, it’s a blessing. ... I think it opened my eyes to a lot more, just in life, to being grateful for every little thing that you get to do, for waking up in the morning, for being able to go to sleep at night.” That first week after her operation she mostly stayed in bed, homesick and crying herself to sleep. Luckily, her older brother Andre is a star forward on the Colorado men’s basketball team. So, he was there for her, bringing dinner by her dorm, helping out with her homework, anything to keep her spirits up. “He made sure he texted me, he called me, checked up on me like a nice, protective big brother,” Roberson said with a wide smile Friday before watching Andre’s Buffaloes lose to Illinois in the men’s NCAA field. Arielle’s team, seeded fifth in the Norfolk Regional with Sierra graduate Chucky Jeffery at guard, faces No. 12 seed Kansas (18-13) in the NCAA women’s tournament Saturday in Boulder in the Buffs’ first NCAA game in nine years. Reflecting on her not-solost season, Roberson said she was able to sit back and absorb so much at practice. Because she couldn’t travel with the team, she also got to

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Colorado forward Arielle Roberson drives around guard Alexus Atchley during practice Friday. see plenty of Andre’s games. “I took a lot away from that because I wouldn’t have been able to do that if I wasn’t injured. So, that’s the blessing in disguise,” she said. “There’s always a positive to any negative things that happen.” Andre Roberson, who’s 13 months older than Arielle, celebrated the men’s second straight NCAA tournament berth on Sunday, then cheered on when his sister’s team earned its bid 24 hours later. “It’s great how we both made it,” Andre Roberson said. After a summer filled with pickup games, H-O-R-SE and “21” against Andre back in their hometown of San Antonio, Roberson returned to school and worked her way back into playing shape. She was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year after averaging 12.1 points and six rebounds and leading the Buffaloes (25-6) to a No. 19 ranking and a 13-5 mark in the ultra-competitive Pac-12. She set a school record by scoring in double figures in her first 13 games.

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Colorado State guard Dorian Green, left, speaks as forward Pierce Hornung looks on Friday in Lexington, Ky.

CSU was on Pitino’s ‘dangerous’ list Louisville coach had eye out for Rams early on The Associated Press —

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Creighton’s Doug McDermott, top, tries to get a shot past Cincinnati’s Titus Rubles Friday. McDermott had 27 points and 11 rebounds as the Blue Jays won their NCAA Tournament opener for the second straight year. South Regional

eaSt Regional

At Philadelphia: Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a win over second-seeded Georgetown. The Eagles, in their second season of being eligible for Division I postseason, became just the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2. A night after America’s oldest university, Harvard, pulled off a major upset over fourth-seeded New Mexico, one of its youngest — FGCU’s first student was admitted in 1997 — got one that was even bigger.

At Dayton, Ohio: Freshman Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points in the first six minutes as top-seeded Indiana slam dunked its way to a win over James Madison. Not taking any chances with a No. 16 seed, the Hoosiers (28-6) started fast and built a 33-point lead in the second half over the Dukes (21-15) and opened the tourney with a statement they intend to be around for a while.

Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown 68

Indiana 83, James Madison 62

Miami 78, Pacific 49

At Austin, Texas: Durand Scott had 21 points and Miami had a triumphant return to the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes (28-6), who may be even better than their No. 2 seed in the East Regional would indicate, put the game out of reach with a 14-0 run midway through the first half of their first NCAA Tourney game in five years.

Kansas 64, Western Kentucky 57

At Kansas City, Mo.: Jeff Withey scored 17 points and top-seeded Kansas finally put away scrappy Western Kentucky and avoided what would have been the biggest upset on a day full of them in the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks, flummoxed by the Hilltoppers’ full-court pressure, trailed 31-30 at halftime. Kansas eventually built an 11-point lead in the second half, but couldn’t put Western Kentucky away until Ben McLemore’s two foul shots with 11 seconds left in the game.

Florida 79, Northwestern St. 47

At Austin, Texas: Erik Murphy had 18 points to lead four Florida players in double figures and the Gators shut down the NCAA’s highest-scoring team. No. 3 seed Florida turned this one into a rout with a 19-1 run in the second half and held the 14thseeded Demons (23-9) to their fewest points this season — 34 below their average.

North Carolina 78, Villanova 71

At Kansas City, Mo.: P.J. Hairston scored 23 points, James Michael McAdoo added 17 and North Carolina unleashed a flurry of 3-pointers to subdue gritty Villanova, giving coach Roy Williams his 700th career victory. The never-say-die Wildcats erased a 20-point deficit that North Carolina built in the first half and then nearly climbed out of a nine-point hole in the final minutes.

San Diego State 70, Oklahoma 55

At Philadelphia: Jamaal Franklin scored 21 points and James Rahon had 17 as San Diego State beat Oklahoma. The Aztecs did nothing spectacular, but everything well and used a modest 8-0 run late in the second half to take control.

Temple 76, North Carolina State 72

Mississippi guard Marshall henderson celebrates after the Rebels’ 57-46 upset victory over Wisconsin.

Minnesota 83, UCLA 63

At Austin, Texas: Andre Hollins scored 28 points as Minnesota rolled past punchless UCLA, a game that could be Bruins freshman Shabazz Muhammad’s last in college and coach Ben Howland’s final one leading the program. Austin Hollins scored 16 for the 11th-seeded Gophers. Another early-round exit by the sixth-seeded Bruins (25-10) won’t help Howland, who is facing public speculation back home about his future despite winning the Pac-12 regular-season title this year. Muhammad, expected to leave for the NBA, led the Bruins with 20 points. WeSt Regional

Ohio State 95, Iona 70

At Dayton, Ohio: Sam Thompson had career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds, part of a dominating performance by Ohio State’s front line, and the Buckeyes ran away to a victory over Iona. The second-seeded Buckeyes (27-7) are in prime March form with nine straight wins. Forward Deshaun Thomas has led them in scoring during the streak, averaging 17.6 points. He had 24 points as the Buckeyes’ fast breaks led to dunks and a season high in points, thrilling the large Ohio State contingent.

La Salle 63, Kansas State 61

At Kansas City, Mo.: Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds as No. 13 seed La Salle survived after blowing an 18-point halftime lead to beat fourth-seeded Kansas State. Wright, who scored a gamehigh 21 points for the Explorers, made the first two free throws to give La Salle a 62-61 lead. Kansas State’s Jordan Henriquez missed in the paint at the other end, and Wright made the first of two more free throws with 9.6 seconds to go. Angel Rodriguez off-balance shot missed.

Mississippi 57, Wisconsin 46

At Kansas City, Mo.: Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin. For the cold-shooting Badgers, the upset loss snaps a string of six straight first-game victories.

Iowa St. 76, Notre Dame 58

At Dayton, Ohio: Freshman Georges Niang matched a season high with 19 points and Iowa State, showing it can do much more than just fire away from outside the 3-point line, dismantled Notre Dame. Iowa State led the nation in 3-pointers this season, but the Cyclones were just as effective from short range in ousting the Fighting Irish.

At Dayton, Ohio: Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points, finishing the game with an injured left thumb that had him grimacing before his clinching free throws, and Temple broke with its one-and-done NCAA Tournament trend by beating North Carolina State. The ninth-seeded Owls (24-9) opened a 17-point lead before Wyatt hurt his left thumb and left the game briefly, returning with black tape on the non-shooting hand. MidWeSt Regional

Duke 73, Albany 61

At Philadelphia: Seth Curry scored 26 points and Mason Plumlee had 23 as second-seeded Duke beat Albany. Duke shot 58.7 percent (27 of 46), just off its season-beat 60.8 percent against Florida State. The Blue Devils, who lost 75-70 to 15th-seeded Lehigh in the second round last year, never really pulled away from the Great Danes, who got as close as eight points with 4:40 to play. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski extended his all-time lead with his 80th career victory in the tournament that he has won four times.

Creighton 67, Cincinnati 63

At Philadelphia: Doug McDermott had 27 points and 11 rebounds and Gregory Echenique scored 13 points to help Creighton hold on to beat Cincinnati. Ethan Wragge added 12 for the Bluejays, who won their NCAA Tournament opener for the second straight year. McDermott, the two-time Missouri Valley Conference player of the year and 2012 All-American, made all 11 free throws.

LEXINGTON, Ky. • Before the NCAA Tournament begins, Rick Pitino likes to scan the list of teams, looking for a few sleepers he considers “dangerous.” “It’s based on how many upperclassmen do they have that have stayed together and how much talent do next they have,” CSU vs. Louisville the Louisat Lexington, Ky., 3:15 p.m. Saturday, ville coach CBS said Friday. “You have a lot of upperclassmen, but they may not be that good.” Saint Louis made his cut. So did Oregon, which promptly reinforced Pitino’s genius by knocking off fifthseeded Oklahoma State. He was right on with LaSalle, which took down Kansas State. Davidson didn’t win, but Pitino could have told Buzz Williams days ago that the Wildcats were going to give his Marquette team fits. Another team that would have been in his bracket is Colorado State, the overall No. 1 seed’s opponent Saturday. “Five seniors, No. 1 rebounding margin team in the country, I know Larry is a terrific coach,” Pitino said, ticking off the qualities that make the Rams so fearsome. “They have all the ingredients to be a great basketball team, and they are. “I always look at talent and experience coming together,” Pitino added, “and Colorado State has both.” The Cardinals’ dismantling of North Carolina A&T on Thursday night was so thorough, so ferocious it’s hard to imagine anyone interrupting their march to Atlanta. Louisville set an NCAA Tournament record with 20 steals — Pitino couldn’t wait to share that tidbit with Florida coach Billy Donovan, whose ‘87 Providence Friars were one of three teams to hold the previous mark — and Russ Smith tied the individual mark with eight grabs. The Cardinals forced a season-high 27 turnovers, and had 67 deflections. But, no offense to A&T, the Aggies were a dream matchup. They play a similar, running, trapping style as the Cardinals, but without the same blue-chip personnel. The eighth-seeded Rams, however, are a team unlike many Louisville has seen this year. Colorado State (26-8) is averaging a little more than 40 boards per game — no, that’s not a misprint — and

Louisville coach Rick Pitino laughs during a news conference Friday. Colton Iverson is such a beast that, 27 minutes into Thursday night’s game, he single-handedly had Missouri outrebounded (13-11). “We have to do a better job of on the glass,” Peyton Siva said. “We haven’t faced a team like this that rebounds with such tenacity.” The Cardinals know that, though. It’s Colorado State’s offense that is something of a mystery. “Pure motion is very difficult,” Pitino said. “You have to have smart players who are triple-threat people, pass, catch and shoot, and you don’t get a whole lot of teams like that. This is a team that can do that. “You can’t choreograph your defense to stop certain options in one day because they run more freelance motion,” he said. “So it is more difficult than the team that runs patterned sets and you can prepare for. They are very difficult to prepare for.” What might impress Pitino the most, however, is the Rams’ maturity. They have six players back from the team that reached the NCAA Tournament last year. Four of their five starters are seniors, and the fifth, Jon Octeus, is a redshirt sophomore. The Rams appreciate Louisville’s reputation, but they’re not in awe of the Cardinals. “We respect our opponent, but we feel like we’re one of the best teams in the country and we believe in ourselves,” Dorian Green said. “If we play well, we know that we can beat anybody in the country. We just have to go out there and do it.” Though Colorado State averages just under 11 turnovers, coach Larry Eustachy said “we’re not a great playmaking team, we’re not a great passing team.” What the Rams are is a smart team, and that just might be the most dangerous trait of all at this time of year. Eustachy said: “I’ve said this from day one, we’re built for this type of play, this tournament play.”

NoTes TV ratings up for NCAA Tournament’s 1st full day

The NCAA Tournament’s first full day has earned its highest preliminary television rating in 22 years. The games Thursday on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV averaged a 5.8 overnight rating and 14 share. The networks say that was up 4 percent from 2012. This is the third season of CBS and Turner’s 14-year, $10.8 billion contract to televise every game of the tournament in its entirety, a change in approach that so far has been a ratings success. Ratings represent the percentage of

all homes with televisions tuned to a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country’s largest markets.

Obama picks Baylor to win NCAA women’s title

President Barack Obama is going with Brittney Griner and Baylor to win back-to-back titles in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Obama’s pick was announced Friday on ESPN. In his 2013 bracket, he has Baylor defeating Notre Dame in the April 9 final

in New Orleans, a repeat of last year’s NCAA title matchup. The president also selected Connecticut and California to advance to the Final Four. Baylor features 6-foot-8 dunking sensation Griner. Her team is on a 30game winning streak after an early loss to Stanford. Obama filled out his bracket Tuesday before departing on his Middle East trip.

Hofstra fires basketball coach

Mo Cassara has been fired as Hofstra’s basketball coach after three seasons and Patrick Sellers has been appointed interim

coach. The Pride finished 7-25 this season and had four players arrested in December on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Cassara had a 38-59 record at Hofstra. NIT

Baylor 89, Arizona St. 86

At Waco, Texas: Pierre Jackson had 26 points and had 16 rebounds to lead Baylor over Arizona State. Cory Jefferson added 21 points, Brady Heslip had 14 and Isaiah Austin 13 for Baylor (20-14).

Iowa 75, Stony Brook 63

At Iowa City, Iowa: Roy Devyn Marble scored 28 points to help Iowa beat Stony Brook 75-63 on Friday night in the second round of the NIT. Aaron White added 13 points and seven rebounds for Iowa, which advances to the quarterfinals against the winner of Sunday’s game between Virginia and St. John’s. Iowa went on a 13-3 run to build a 10-point lead after the game was tied 41-41 early in the second half. Guard Mike Gesell, who did not start because of a foot injury, came off the bench to spark the run with a 3-pointer and an assist.


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St. Mary’s 6, Manitou Springs 3

At Grace Center: In poor conditions, St. Mary’s keeper Ashley Bradford was nothing but good, grabbing 16 saves on the night. “She was great for us and we still gave up three goals,” Pirates coach Gregg Braha said. “She saved us from some mental lapses on defense all night.” Emily Loof and Alex Sjobakken each scored twice for the home team (1-0) and Kylie Clearly added a goal and three assists on a snowy Friday night. Meanwhile, the Mustangs (3-2) got hot a little too late, scoring twice in the final 14 minutes, once from Ali Thompson at the 66th minute and the other from Katie McKiel at the 77th minute. BASEBALL

Liberty 12, Gateway 4

At Liberty: Liberty infielder Zach Estes put the Lancers back on track after their first loss of the season with four RBIs. The junior improved his batting average to .500, grabbing two more hits, none bigger than his two-run home run in the second inning to spark the rout. Down 3-1, Liberty (3-1) scored five runs in the bottom of the second. First, Hunter Aderholt singled in a run to cut the deficit to 3-2. Then, Alex White drove in two of his three RBIs on the day with a base hit, before Estes made it 7-3 with his towering bomb. Patrick Clift added a two-run home run later. On the mound, Matt Caverly (2-0) went five innings, gave up four runs and struck out 10. Luke Oskvarek earned the save before the game was cut short due to snow in the sixth inning.

Brush 14, CSCS 10

At Grace Center: CSCS gave up 11 runs in the final two innings to blow a sevenrun lead and lose its third straight. Lions’ pitcher Joey Flannery was slapped with the loss. CSCS (2-4) had a 4-0 lead after the first inning and a 10-3 lead after the fifth. BOYS’ LACROSSE

St. Mary’s 17, G. Washington 1

At George Washington: Reserve player Daniel Padrnos scored his first two goals of the season. St. Mary’s coach Ike Anderson said it was a day to get everybody involved, including players like Padrnos, who they’ll need down the road this season. “We wanted to get a lot of guys going for us,” Anderson said, “and today was a good time to execute with some guys who don’t get a lot of time usually.” Starter Ben Cipoletti scored five goals and Alex Greenly added three goals for the Pirates (4-2). BRENT NEW, THE GAZETTE MoRE AT GAZETTEpREps.coM

baseball falcon 6, mesa ridge 5

‘Home’ edge helps Falcons win Falcon rallies in bottom of 7th at field Mesa Ridge offered by KEVIN CARMODy —

Thanks to the oncoming wrath of Mother Nature, Mesa Ridge opened its field to add a second venue to the Grace Center-hosted St. Mary’s eight-team baseball tournament. The Grizzlies then continued that hospitality by making Falcon the home team for their Friday nonleague game. Falcon took full advantage of the last at-bat, using a leadoff walk, critical two-base throwing error and game-winning single by Sam Loving to score three times in the seventh inning to rally past Mesa Ridge, 6-5. In the seventh inning, Jason Elster drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a John Solberg single. Wyatt Aaberg followed with a grounder to third baseman Brendin Skaggs, who stepped on third to force Elster, but his throw to first was high for a two-base error, allowing Solberg to score. Jacob McDowell followed with a run-scoring double to left that drove in Aaberg. After an intentional walk to Ben McDowell, Loving delivered a hard-hit ground ball that snuck under the glove of Skaggs to bring Ben McDowell home from second. “I didn’t expect to be the guy to come up in that part of the order in that situation,” said Loving, a senior first baseman hitting seventh in the order. “Everyone came through and got on base. We got it together.” Loving was hitless in two previous at-bats with a sacrifice fly before his hit, lifting the Falcons (42) to their fourth straight win. “I knew I was going to get a fastball, and I went up there saying I was going to hack,” Loving said. “I knew I could hit his fastball.” The hit made a winner out of reliever Jeff Vela (1-1), who allowed one run in the seventh that gave Mesa Ridge a 5-3 lead. Grizzlies’ reliever Logan Beatty (1-1) absorbed the loss. Glen DesBouillons went 3-for-3

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Falcon catcher Jacob McDowell spins to try to tag out a Mesa Ridge runner in the seventh inning. with two RBIs and two runs for Mesa Ridge (3-2-1). His two-out, tworun single to right in the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie. Earlier, he walked and scored in the second inning and singled and scored in the fourth “I try to stay within myself and don’t try to do too much,” said DesBouillons, a junior second baseman. “I find a way to get on base. I knew a fastball was coming and sat on it.” Falcon jumped on Mesa Ridge starter Ben McDowell in the first inning, using four singles along with a walk and three wild pitches to take a 2-0 lead. Trailing 4-2 in the sixth, Falcon got a little closer on Loving’s sacrifice fly to left, scoring Ben McDowell, who led off with a double and went to third on a wild pitch. While Mesa Ridge added a run in the seventh on another two-out RBI from DesBouillons, Falcon had the final say, despite playing far from its actual home, and took full advantage. “I don’t think we’re even close to where we want to be,” Loving said. “We’re very talented, and we expect to make a dent in the playoffs

Falcon teammates rush to congratulate Sam Loving after he drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday to beat Mesa Ridge 6-5 at Mesa Ridge.

saturday-MONday schedule

MonDAY’S GAMES BASEBAll Pine Creek, Florence, Palmer and Wide-

field at Bob National Invite, 9:30 a.m., Pueblo South at Rampart, 10:30 a.m., Palmer Ridge at Deer Valley, 3:30 p.m. Air Academy vs. Desert Edge at Phoenix, TBA BoYS’ lAcRoSSE Cheyenne Mountain at Mira Mesa (Calif.) 6 p.m., Coronado at Moon Valley, Air Academy at Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) both 7 p.m.

this year.” Meanwhile, Mesa Ridge, 7-12 a season ago, already has made strides under first-year coach Cory Monroe.

“We think we can be a contender,” Monroe said. “This was a tough way to end it. With spring break coming up, this will give them time to stew on this a little bit.”

SATURDAY’S GAMES BASEBAll Doherty at Grand Junction Central, 10 a.m., Evangelical Christian at Peyton, 11 a.m., Doherty at Rangeview 12:30 p.m., Evangelical Christian at Peyton, 1 p.m.


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Bigger, better blooms

Network in trouble NBC is struggling in the ratings, but whether there’s life left in the old network might depend on two of its series. >> Page 6

You’ll enjoy more flowers from healthier rose bushes if you take the time to prune them correctly. >> Page 3

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posing a danger to pets in the pikes peak region

• Mountain lions Living primarily in the foothills, they hunt between dusk and dawn and will kill most anything on four legs, including cats and dogs — even large dogs. But attacks on humans are exceptionally rare. • Bobcats Smaller than lions but twice the size of domestic cats, these hunters primarily live in the foothills, but also dwell in canyons, mesas and plateaus with adequate foliage. They have been known to kill small dogs, including a pet Chihuahua in 2009, and cats. • Foxes Found throughout the city, they’re smaller than coyotes, weighing about 10 pounds. While they primarily eat insects, rodents, rabbits and birds, they aren’t above killing cats. More threats, Page 2

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Predators stalk pets in your neighborhood

Midnight sauntered into the lives of the Phillips family and, in the way cats often do, picked a favorite human, 9-year-old Alexsis. “The cat bonded to her instantly, slept with her, everything,” said Alexsis’ mother, Chris Phillips. “She was like a really good friend, smart, unique, lovey,” Alexsis said. But a friendship that began organically, when a friend found the stray at Walmart and gave it to the family, ended violently. On March 4, a coyote killed the 2-year-old black cat in a neighbor’s yard along Hathaway Drive in the Cimarron Hills area. It’s an older, es—

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Benefit concert — Featuring the music of Jory Lane, Cat Fiddle, County Line Ramblers and Kirkham music to benefit the Senior Center, 7-9 p.m., 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $5 at the door; 387-6000. “Tips and Suggestions on Growing Great Cool Season Veggies” — 10-11:30 a.m., Horace Mann Middle School, 1001 E. Van Buren St., $5. Registration required: Low-cost pet vaccine clinics — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Furry Friends, 3170 N. Stone Ave., and 1-4 p.m., Wag N’ Wash, 1625 Uintah St.; Lou Novosad DVM, 338-7158, carlie4@mindspring .com. Countdown to Kindergarten Carnival — 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. Help your child prepare with singing, playing, talking, reading and writing. Includes a free book and snacks. No registration required. United Portuguese of Colorado Springs dinner and dance — 5:30-10:30 p.m., Holey Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle, $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 5543800, madalena.m.morales.civ@

On tv

Josh Duhamel is our host for the 26th annual “Kids’ Choice Awards,” which honor kids’ favorites in TV, movies, music and sports. Scheduled performers include Pitbull, Christina Aguilera and KeSha. 6 p.m., Nickelodeon. Mcclatchy Newspapers


Comedian Marty Allen is 91. Singer Ric Ocasek (The Cars) is 64. Singer Chaka Khan is 60. Actress Amanda Plummer is 56. Actress Catherine Keener is 54. Actress Hope Davis is 49. Actor Richard Grieco is 48. Country drummer Kevin Griffin of Yankee Grey is 48. Singer-keyboardist Damon Albarn of Blur is 45. Drummer John Humphrey of The Nixons is 43. Actress Keri Russell is 37. Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is 35. Actress Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”) is 35. the associated press

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You and your spouse have vowed to stick with each other “through sickness and in health,” but today let’s focus on the health part. We know that partners who play together, stay together. Just look at Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth; they’re often photographed jogging together — sometimes with the kids! And Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf have played together both on and off the court for the past 10 years. Seems when you and your true love share sweat (from exercise, we mean), you build strong emotional bonds along with strong muscles. Working out with your partner demonstrates that you care about his or her physical health as well as your own; it lets him or her know that you like to spend time together; and it builds trust and interdependence as you both work to expand your endurance and physical abilities. Another plus: When you and your honey work out together, you’re more likely to stick with the exercise routine, whether it’s walking, biking, golfing or swimming, and to make lasting lifestyle upgrades in other areas, too — eating better, not smoking and becoming less stressed. But if those aren’t reasons enough to form an exercise duo, listen up! Exercise stimulates the production of make-you-happy brain chemicals and increases your libido and your feelings of arousal. That’s right: Couples who exercise together regularly report better and more frequent sex. Hey, putting out a little effort together can give you improved overall health and a better sex life, too! What’s not to like? So repeat after us: “Honey, grab your sneakers!” MehMet oz, M.d. aNd Mike roizeN, M.d.

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tablished neighborhood just east of Powers Boulevard. Chris Phillips said that had she known coyotes were around, Midnight would not have been allowed to roam, even during the day. “We’ve never seen a coyote, ever. We’ve had foxes in the neighborhood, skunks, but never a coyote,” she said. Many hearts have been similarly broken in the Pikes Peak region over the years, as urban development has pushed into animal habitat. Incidents involving predators such as coyotes and mountain lions have increased in recent months, perhaps because drought has reduced the availability of natural prey. No matter where you live in the urban jungle of Colorado Springs, something could be looking to make a snack out of your beloved pet.


Domestic cats rank pretty low on the Colorado food chain, and there is only one guaranteed way to keep them safe from larger predators. “The No. 1 most effective measure to protect cats is to keep them indoors,” said Michael Seraphin, spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Cats that are allowed to roam free are at risk from a myriad of threats.” Ask anyone who has owned a cat accustomed to going outside, and they’ll tell you that’s easier said than done. Midnight spent nights indoors at the Phillips’ house, but the cat would cry and scratch and dart out at the first opportunity. She seemed to get along with other neighborhood cats and dogs, and was popular with neighbors, who also fed her. So Chris Phillips let the cat roam. The day Midnight was killed, she was in Bernice Delaney’s yard across the street. What she initially thought was two dogs playing turned out to be a coyote with the cat pinned to the ground, teeth on its neck and shaking it. The coyote


Mountain lions hunt primarily along the foothills from dusk to dawn; they will kill cats and dogs of any size. dragged the cat down the street, where the Phillips family later found the body. Delaney said the coyote looked sick and mangy, and now she is worried about letting her dog outside. “I always thought animal attacks were a thing of the western foothills,” she said. “But they’re here and they’re in the neighborhood. So every time I let the dog out it’s like, ‘Are you coming back?’”


Someone once told Darlene Cramm that if deer are around, so are coyotes. She saw deer in her front yard, near Rangewood Drive and Austin Bluffs Parkway, for the first time on the day Max was mauled. A medium-size terrier, the old dog went outside to relieve himself, and Cramm always figured the underground electric fence was

enough to keep him safe. But one night seven years ago, Max didn’t come home and they found him in a nearby gully, still alive but with 18 bite wounds. The 17-year-old had put up a fight, but the injuries were fatal. “It was horrible,” Cramm said. “He was just part of the family. We picked him from the Humane Society as a little puppy. He was raised with our boys. You just don’t put your pets out there thinking they’re going to be bait for an animal.” They have two more dogs, and now when they have to go out at night, someone stands at the back door and watches to ensure they come right back in.

No statistics on attacks

No safety measures are foolproof, as one dog owner learned recently. A mountain lion snatched a Dachshund on a leash

March 14, while its owner was just a few feet away, in a gated community off Star Ranch Road in the foothills of southwest Colorado Springs. Seraphin said the lion was emboldened and unafraid of humans, killing deer in peoples’ yards, and efforts to “haze” the big male with a bean bag gun did not drive it off. So officials deemed it a “threat to public safety” and euthanized it. Such a response is rare in pet attacks. Neither the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region nor Parks and Wildlife tracks pet attacks, and most go unconfirmed because a pet simply disappears. The onus is on owners to keep their pets safe from wildlife. When Chris Phillips called these agencies after Midnight was killed, she was told that officials respond only if a human is bitten. So

tips for keeping your dog safe

posing a danger to pets in the pikes peak region

• Coyotes These opportunistic predators resemble a small German shepherd with a long snout and bushy, black-tipped tail, and can be found throughout the region, especially in neighborhoods near open spaces and in the north and east, where development has encroached on habitat. They will kill cats and small dogs and have been known to attack larger dogs as territorial threats. They are most active in neighborhoods in winter, when natural food sources are low and they require more calories to cope with cold weather. This is the time of year they are most likely to hunt during the day. • Bears Black bears are usually found only in foothills neighborhoods and while wildlife officials say one would not hunt or stalk a pet, they have been known to attack and kill dogs if provoked. • Great horned owls These predators will swoop down and kill most anything smaller than them, including puppies and kittens left outside. They are most common in the wooded foothills, but live elsewhere in cities near riparian areas with large cottonwoods or mature trees.

her husband, Ryan Phillips, got his gun, to put the apparently sick animal out of its misery and prevent another attack. Rules vary among jurisdictions, and it’s illegal to discharge a firearm in the city of Colorado Springs. But they are outside the city limits, and Ryan Phillips said he found the coyote but couldn’t get a shot without a house in the background. They haven’t seen the animal since and are frustrated officials won’t get involved. “It’s like, ‘We’re not going to do anything unless it actually hurts somebody,’ and I’m very disappointed about that,” Chris Phillips said. Alexsis, who hasn’t gotten over losing her cat, has mixed feelings about the coyote. “I feel bad for it because I don’t want it to die, but I want it to die because it killed my cat,” she said.

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A black bear snacks on berries in North Cheyenne Cañon. After finishing the meal, the bear cooled off for a few minutes by lying in the middle of nearby North Cheyenne Creek.

While dog owners don’t have the luxury of keeping their pets inside all the time, there are steps people can take: • Always supervise your pet outside, especially at dawn and dusk. • If you must leave your dog outside, keep it in an enclosed kennel with a top. A fence won’t stop a mountain lion. • Use a short leash when walking your pet. Avoid retractable leashes. • Do not allow dogs to roam free, play, or interact with a coyote. • Pick up small dogs when coyotes are visible. • Try to avoid areas where coyote problems have been reported. • Feed dogs inside to avoid attracting wildlife. • Have a well-lit yard with motion detectors. • Frighten animals that come too close with loud noises or by throwing things at them.

Well water possible cause of dishwasher residue Dear Ken: Lately our 2-yearold dishwasher leaves some detergent at the end of the cycle, and the dishes aren’t really clean. We do have well water. Could that be part of the problem? — Victor D. Maybe. There are several ways to attack this. First, check that the holes in the spray arms are not clogged — use an awl or screwdriver to remove debris if needed — and that they actually rotate. Also, the water might not be hot enough. If you have a high-temperature wash and/or rinse choice, engage these buttons. In any case, check the incoming hot-water temperature with a candy thermometer — 120 degrees is the minimum. Your well water might be a little on the hard side. Have it tested, and if it is higher than about 6 or 7 grains of hardness, you’ll need extra soap. My manual recommends at least 8 teaspoons of powder for water that hard. Finally, make sure you use fresh dishwashing deter-

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gent; and try the liquid variety since it dissolves more readily. Proctor and Gamble ( offers more tips. Dear Ken: We are updating our bathroom and are wondering about a jetted tub. We’ve heard that they can harbor bacteria. What do you think? — Don S. Skin cells, hair and body oils can become trapped in the low-lying parts of the tub — like hoses, nozzles and the pump — that are out of reach. So they can become bacteria hotels in a seldom-used tub. In many cases, this shows up as small black chunks floating around in the tub when the pump is started. The secret with these fixtures is to use them 3 to 4 times a week, keeping fresh

water in those behind-thescene parts. If you are more of a shower person than a bather, you might want to choose a plain, oval-shaped acrylic soaking tub without the jets. To clean a jetted tub that you know hasn’t been used for a while, run the pump to free up those disgusting particles and let them go down the drain. Then fill the tub with warm water and some dishwashing detergent and run the pump for 15 minutes, followed by a tub of plain water to rinse. Dear Ken: Is there an easy way to clean oil off the driveway? — Bruce G. The old tried-and-true recipe is a three-step process. First, pour some mineral spirits or Goof Off on the spot, followed by some cheap kitty litter. Grind them into the surface with your heel and let the mélange sit there for several hours. Sweep up the residue and check the spot. You might need to repeat this once or

twice. In any event, you’ll be left with a residual stain that you can scrub with some trisodium-phosphate (TSP) detergent. Once the spot is dry, sprinkle on some pure cement or floor-patching powder, as long as it’s gray. Once that material is swept into the concrete crevices, that spot will be history. FYI: Some of my listeners also have suggested two other solvents you can try, both automobile-related: the jelly type mechanic’s hand cleaner and spray-on choke and carburetor cleaner. If you have a favorite homemade recipe you’ve used successfully, let me know and I’ll pass it on. Finally, check out one of the several microbial concrete cleaners. They contain the same oil-munching bacteria used to mop up large oil spills. Let me know how it works. Dear Ken: I have the old asbestos siding on my house, and I need to get some replacement pieces. Any ideas where? — Gary N.

I assume you have the cement-asbestos “shingles” that were popular after World War II. I’d be shocked if you were able to find exact replacements for this material. However, you can probably order an all-wood version that will be pretty close. Check with the larger lumber yards and home centers. By the way, it’s recommended that this siding be left alone if it’s well cared for and intact. Since it’s outdoors, there isn’t much risk of asbestos exposure. However, pieces with broken edges that might release fibers into the air should be discarded and replaced. And, like all siding, this stuff needs to be painted regularly. —

Ken Moon is a former homebuilder — and now a home inspector — in the Pikes Peak region. His radio show, “Around the House,” is carried on KRDO, AM 1240 and FM 105.5, Saturday mornings at 9. To email Ken, see

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The entertaining fireplace Sitting in front of a fire is an event, a most enjoyable and comforting way to spend time. A fireplace is a pivotal design element in any space. Setting and lighting the fire marks the beginning of a special time for you, whether you are alone or visiting with family and guests. It’s part of the entertaining ritual. There has been an interesting shift in the importance given to the fireplace with today’s new builds. Homes are designed with well-sealed windows and doors, safe, high-quality insulating materials and efficient heating and cooling systems. Rather than the fireplace as a heat source for the house, the objective of lighting a fire is now more about how it looks and sounds. And today’s environmentally sound accent on keeping it clean has led to innovative designs that keep the home fires burning bright.

Renaissance Fireplaces has designed a woodburning fireplace that house is so cleanto home burning that with normal debbie air-dried firetravis wood, there columnisT is typically no visible smoke within two minutes of lighting the fire, even with the door open. The key to lowering emissions is to achieve and maintain very high temperatures, which allows volatile gasses and particulates to burn. The Rumford (shown here) is big, bold and beautiful, its purpose is to look grand and burn clean, not heat the house. The herringbone firebox is tall and angled, construction materials insulate the unit to allow for a hot fire while keeping the outside of the unit cool and safe.

Due to its size, weight and internal design, this is a high-end traditional fireplace planned for either new builds or renovations that have the proper space and footings to install the Rumford. At the other end of the fire spectrum are bioethanol burners and fireplace inserts. These never were meant to be a major heat source — they are visual fun, while at the same time clean-burning. The combustion of this fuel results in some heat, steam and carbon dioxide. No soot, smoke, no ashes. The versatility of EcoSmart Fires promotes imaginative and engaging design settings in any room, and at new heights. Because the bioethanol burns clean, there is no need for a flue. The free-standing fireplace units can be set up anywhere, swiveled, moved from room to room, even outside. Designs range from a simple box framed in

white or black to a sleek Vshaped unit that looks like a half-opened computer. Outdoor units have mesh or glass surrounds to protect the flames from wind. In one modern kitchen installation, multiple XL900 burners are lined up above the counter. Paired with bold light fixtures, natural materials and a dark palette, a fire feature makes a striking statement — especially when the flame is brought to eye level. The bioethanol units are particularly suited to contemporary design, sleek and able to slip into any space, large or small. But there is also a place for these units in older homes where the fireplace is no longer functioning. Fireplace inserts need no flue, so that dark hole can be revitalized at little cost. —

House to Home is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Email your questions to

year-round gardening

Pruning helps give roses a good start By EilEEn Tully Colorado Master Gardener —

The activity: Getting roses off to a growing start Why: Most roses need spring pruning to remain healthy, encourage growth, prevent disease and improve air circulation. Correct pruning also helps shape the plant to produce more blooms. When: Don’t prune too early. Colorado Springs is known for surprising winter storms in late March and April. The first important sign that it’s time to prune is when leaf buds begin to swell. Another sign is when forsythia blooms in your neighborhood. Note that not all types of roses require heavy pruning in spring. How: Start by slowly removing any winter protection around the base of the plant with a hand trowel. Hybrid Tea roses, grandifloras and floribundas produce their best flowers on new or the current season’s wood. This means removing about one-half to twothirds of the plant’s height and reducing the number of canes per bush. Look at the overall plant before pruning. The goal in pruning roses is to open the center of the plant to light and air circulation. First, remove all broken, dead or diseased wood and any branches that look dry, shriveled or black. Then remove any branches growing inward and all thin, weak canes that are smaller in diameter than a pencil. Now you’re ready to reduce height and prune the plant to create an open, vase shape. When reducing plant height, make pruning cuts at a 45-degree angle about ¼ inch above a bud that’s facing toward the outside of the plant. (See illustration) Make sure each cut is clean. Lastly, remove any remain-

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“The Science of Planting Trees and What’s Bugging Your Trees and Shrubs” — 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, CSU Extension, 305 S. Union Blvd., or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, El Paso County Citizens’ Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, $10 per person. Registration required: 520-7688. THURSDAY

“What’s it All About?”— Flower arranging program about the mechanics of design, miniature and small designs, mono-botanic designs, spatial thrust designs and pot-et-fleur, 10 a.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free. Registration: Mary Lou Porak, 471-4012.

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“Drip Irrigation” class — 9 a.m.noon, Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 6684555, APRIL 20 AND 21


APRIL 24 OR 27


MAY 1 OR 4

“Discover the Possibilities of Xeriscape” class — 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 6684555,

“How to Water Your Landscape During Drought” class — 6:308 p.m. April 24, 9-10:30 a.m. April 27, Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 6684555, “Rethinking Your Bluegrass Lawn - Practical Alternatives” class — 6:30-8 p.m. May 1, 9-10:30 a.m. May 4, Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 668-4555,


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el, by-pass pruner and longhandled loppers. Make sure they are clean and sharp. Wear a long-sleeve shirt or jacket and protect your hands with thick gloves. You’ll also need a wheelbarrow, trash bags or other receptacles to haul debris away. For a list of which roses grow well in Colorado, go to and click “Online Publications”


Garden guides often teach people how to deadhead and treat for pests and improve the soil, but they don’t always share all the fundamentals beginners need — how to buy a shovel, for example, or where to buy plants. Jim Fox covers those basics and more


“Spring Cleanup for the Xeriscape” class — 9-10:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 668-4555, “Perennials” — 2-4 p.m. April 2, CSU Extension, 305 S. Union Blvd., or 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 4, El Paso County Citizens’ Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, $10 per person. Registration required: 520-7688.

on the right side of the page. Then click on “Yard and Garden Publications” under “Flowers” and select Fact Sheet #7.404, Selecting and Planting Roses. —

When you have questions, CSU has research-based answers. Get answers by calling the Master Gardener Volunteer Help Desk at 520-7684 or email Allow 7-10 days for a response.

New book covers the basics of gardening for beginners By Mary BETh BrEckEnridgE

Landscape During Drought” class — 6:30-8 p.m., Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 668-4555,

“Earth Day Celebration” — Nursery walking tours, learn about the best plants for sustainable landscapes and more, 9 a.m. April 20, 10 a.m. April 21, Phelan Gardens, 4955 Bluffs Parkway, free admission; 574-8058. “37th Annual Pine Forest Antiques, Home Décor and Garden Show and Sale” — Hosted by Tri-lakes Women’s Club, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21, Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument, $6 admission;


ing foliage from last season and apply a balanced fertilizer specifically for roses. Climbing roses: Since climbers produce flowers on last season’s wood, remove only winter damage and dead wood in early spring. After flowering, prune climbers to get a pleasing shape. If the climber is a vigorous grower, you can prune during the growing season to keep size in check. The same 45-degree-angle cut applies. Miniature roses: Prune these hardy roses only for shape and air circulation. After the first bloom, cut back to an outward-facing bud. Shrub roses: “Knockout” is a popular series of shrub roses, widely used in gardens and landscapes. These roses are extremely hardy, both for the range of climates in which they thrive and the severe pruning cuts they can handle. They require minimal maintenance, just light trimming and shaping. But if the plant becomes too large for the space, prune the entire bush back to one or two feet in late fall or early spring. What’s needed: Hand trow-


“How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies” by Jim Fox (Timber Press), $14.95. in “How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies.” Fox, a horticultural consultant who also works in the retail nursery business, based the book on the questions

he’s been asked over the decades. Despite its title, the book is more than a buying guide. It focuses on helping readers choose plants that will thrive and invest wisely in implements, but it also helps them understand the conditions they’re growing in and teaches them how to plant properly.

“Creating Healthy Soil in Your Garden” — 10-11:15 a.m., Phelan Gardens, 4955 Bluffs Parkway, free. Registration required: 5748058. APRIL 9 OR 11

“Firewise Landscaping” — 2-4 p.m. April 9, CSU Extension, 305 S. Union Blvd., or 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 11, El Paso County Citizens’ Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, $10 per person. Registration required: 520-7688. APRIL 10 OR 13

“Smart Water-Wise Landscape Design” class — 6:30-8 p.m. April 10, 9-10:30 a.m. April 13, Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 668-4555, www


“Discover the Possibilities of Xeriscape” class — 6:307:30 p.m., Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 668-4555, MAY 10

“Warm Season Gardening” — 6-7:30 p.m., Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 637 S. Broadway, Suite H, Boulder, call for cost. Registration required: 1-877249-0305, MAY 11

“Landscape Renovation Steps - Make Your Plan a Reality” class — 9-11:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 668-4555, MAY 18


“Gardening with the Moon” — With author and organic gardener Rebekah Shardy, 3 p.m., Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute St., $7 per person. Registration required: APRIL 17

“Secrets to Sustaining Your

“Secrets to Sustaining Your Landscape During Drought” class — 6:30-8 p.m., Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, free; 668-4555, Send event information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.ol or fax 636-0202.

Caliente and Calliope geraniums perform dazzlingly all summer long By NormaN WiNter McClatchy Newspapers —

There is nothing like flowers in a greenhouse ready for spring to make you forget about the miserable weather outside. Such is the case with the Caliente and the Calliope series. If you have longed for geraniums that offer summerlong dazzling performance, give these a try. You will not be disappointed with these ivy zonal hybrids. During trials I participated in,

these absolutely clobbered the competition. Not only did they do better than other geraniums, they also beat out several other hot summer bloomers. Some might like Caliente best while others like Calliope, but both were the stalwart summer performers. There are several colors in each series, but keep your eyes open for the new 2013 selections, which are Caliente Hot Rose and Calliope Rose Splash. While these gerani-

ums have won their recognition grounded in the landscape, I can promise they are absolutely exquisite in containers, where their true habit can really be shown. They have an ivy geranium habit that is somewhat spreading, so in a window box or in a basket they would be simply unbeatable. Ideal growing conditions are full sun followed by a little shade during afternoon’s intense heat. They will perform best when planted in

raised beds with fertile, organic, rich soil. To prepare your soil, loosen it 8 to 12 inches deep, add 2 to 3 inches of organic matter incorporating one pound of 12-6-6 fertilizer per 100 square feet, and then rake the soil smooth. Geraniums are one of the few flowers that are considered heavy feeders. Many gardeners do not apply enough fertilizer to meet the plants’ nutrient requirements. Feed them with a dilute, water-soluble

fertilizer such as a 20-20-20 every two weeks, or with a granular, controlled-released fertilizer per formula recommendations. When it is time to deadhead, pinch or break off the flower stalk at the base. When you shop for plants this year, look for geraniums that have a little of that ivy habit, and see if they might be Caliente or Calliope. If so, know that you are getting some of the best new flowers in the market.


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entertainment+advice Will spring bring new life to NBC? Freddie highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in a scene from A&e’s “Bates Motel.”

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If you can’t create, just regurgitate. That’s the long-running mindset in Hollywood, where no idea is too moldy to ignore. But lately, the remake craze seems to have shifted from sequels to prequels. On the big screen, “Oz the Great and Powerful” delves into the early life of the would-be wizard from the L. Frank Baum books. On television, we have “The Carrie Diaries” to tell us what the leading lady of “Sex and the City” was like in her formative years, before she started sipping Cosmos and wearing Jimmy Choos. Now comes “Bates Motel,” a compelling thriller from A&E that promises to detail how a teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) developed his mommy issues and devolved into the troubled, knife-wielding


“Bates Motel,” 8 p.m. Monday, A&E maniac we met in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 cinema landmark, “Psycho.” The show is somewhat of a cheat, in that creators Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) want to capitalize on an iconic film and character, but they don’t want to be beholden to it. So they’ve set their saga in the present day — calling it a “contemporary prequel” — and have insisted that this is not an “homage” to “Psycho.” Still, there’s enough here to titillate fans of the original, including the shabby roadside inn and foreboding house on the hill. And though the story covers fresh and unexpected terrain, it, like “Psycho,” offers a deliciously creepy concoction of murder, cover-up, sexual deviance and mind games.

When we meet Norman, he has just discovered the body of his father in the family garage. The cause of death is never explained, but it prompts the kid and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), to seek a fresh start in the seemingly idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, where she wants to play innkeeper. Unfortunately, the place turns out to be more Twin Peaks than Mayberry as a series of shady characters steadily emerges, including a stern sheriff (Nestor Carbonell) and Norman’s estranged half-brother (Max Thieriot). By the third episode, we’ve witnessed a gruesome killing and several creepy twists that we won’t spoil here. Through it all, Highmore impressively rises to the formidable challenge of playing the younger version of a character made famous by Anthony Perkins. Socially awkward and alienated but as polite as a Boy

Scout, young Norman seems as though he wouldn’t even hurt a fly. Still, there are subtle hints that he’s a little “off,” and all signs point to mommy dearest. Unlike Highmore, Farmiga has been handed a blank canvas. After all, the only trace we saw of mother in “Psycho” was her mummified corpse. Here, the character is brought to vivid life through an intriguing portrait of a loving but smothering parent. It’s a juicy role, and Farmiga bites into it with gusto, even while dealing with some clunky dialogue. In terms of TV horror, “Bates Motel” doesn’t contain the shock and gore of “The Walking Dead.” Nor does it rely on the cheap, freak-show tricks of “American Horror Story.” Instead, it goes the more subtle route, conjuring up an eerie feeling of fear and dread. It’s an approach that Hitchcock surely would have preferred.

What a bleak winter it’s been for broadcast networks and their new scripted shows! While the jury is out for CBS’ “Golden Boy,” ABC’s “Zero Hour” was a zero and “Red Widow,” based on early ratings, seems as doomed as its gunned-down mobster hubby. And then there’s NBC, whose “Do No Harm,” a multiple-identity crime drama, was identified after just two airings as a flop. But that isn’t the only harm done to NBC. Just as sinkholes dominated recent news, NBC was suffering its share of them across its program schedule. Its midseason comedy “1600 Penn” is limping, as is its midseason whodunit, “Deception.” In January, Broadway melodrama “Smash” returned for a second season to such dismal ratings it’s since been banished as a lost cause to Saturday night. While CBS reclaimed its customary lead, NBC last month brought up the rear not only behind customary rivals ABC and Fox, but also, for the first time in history, the Spanish-language Univision. In the next few days, NBC will confront two indicators of how soon, if ever, it can hope to regain life. On Monday, the network brings back its sci-fi drama “Revolution,” an apocalyptic lights-out thriller produced by fan favorite J.J. Abrams. In NBC’s heady days last autumn, “Revolution”

emerged as a budding hit. But in November, it took a midseason break. Will viewers come back for it now? Can “Revolution” reclaim its hit status on a diminished NBC, however buoyed by the return of “The Voice” as its lead-in? Little more than a week later, a new series could prove to be an even more revealing acid test of NBC’s prospects. This is a series almost certain to be noticed, talked and argued about, and, most important, sampled by viewers. Premiering on April 4, “Hannibal” must be almost the first broadcast series whose hero is a foodie with a special taste for human body parts. Based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, “Hannibal” focuses on Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter back before the stomach-churning “Silence of the Lambs” and its film sequel. One hopeful sign for NBC: As a grisly crime show with a psychiatrist-turned-serialkiller (played by Mads Mikkelson) and an FBI profiler (Hugh Dancy) chasing him and his imitators, “Hannibal” bears more than a passing resemblance to Fox’s “The Following,” which stars Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent chasing a serial killer (James Purefoy) and his network of disciples. “The Following,” which premiered in January, has been the rare broadcast hit this midseason. Fingers are doubtless crossed at NBC that the audience’s demonstrated bloodlust for “The Following” will now carry over to “Hannibal.”

take our advice Dear Amy: Can you who urges you address etiquette to approach this regarding our son’s challenge with a upcoming bar different spirit: mitzvah? “Step away from We have had a the ‘why’ of why few guests mention people are missing on their RSVP that the service. Don’t advice they won’t be able draw conclusions. to attend the serThe origin of the AMy vice (10 a.m.-noon) DICkINSON meal — the ‘seudah but will attend the mitzvah’ — is even COLuMNIST party celebration more ancient than (12:30-4 p.m.). I the current bar gather it is because mitzvah ceremony. their children play sports The meal is a sacred event on Saturday mornings. in and of itself, especially We have invited friends if it includes the motzi and family to witness, (blessing for the meal), support and celebrate our and kiddush. son’s accomplishment in “Guests do not have to being called to the Torah ‘earn’ the meal by attendand the honor of leading ing the service, and I hope the service — a tradition you’re not planning it as celebrated for hundreds a reward. It undermines of years that has required the message when the years of preparation and meal celebration becomes study for our son and silly, meaningless, juvenile family. This is a milestone or frivolous. The meal is event where the religious intended as a communal ceremony is the most imgathering for everyone, portant part. Is it wrong to inclusive of the whole feel that if they can come community. to the party, they should “Your response to people skip their soccer practice/ who cannot attend both game for this special occelebrations should be, casion? In fact, I’d rather ‘Sorry you can’t make the they came to the service first mitzvah, but we are and skipped the party. — so happy you can make it Mitzvah Mom to the second.’” —

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Dear Heloise: A as good. It isn’t a friend works as safety issue, but a home chef and a personal prefmakes meals for erence. So, have many families. She your friend make usually makes me enough for only a chicken salad once few days, and you a month or so. will be fine. It is so delicious, I advice Thanks for writasked her to make HINTS FROM ing, and hope this me extra, and I helps. — Heloise HELOISE would have it for longer instead of a COLuMNIST Dear Heloise: Dried couple of days. eggshells can be She said that easily crushed chicken salad wouldn’t for recycling calcium for keep that long in the houseplants, as well as fridge. for needed nutrients for I think it will, so I was gardens. hoping you could answer I have crushed 1 quart this pressing question. and will broadcast this Thanks so much! — Sara over my small garden in Texas prior to tilling. Calcium is expensive How lucky for you that at garden centers. — A your friend makes this Reader in Indiana delicious dish for you. After checking with the Dear Heloise: I just figured United States Department out an easy way to clean of Agriculture and the a dog’s teeth. You’ll need Food and Drug Adminisdog toothpaste, a toothtration, here is what they brush and a consumable had to say: dental chew/treat. For best quality, chicken I put toothpaste on all (as well as egg, ham, tuna the outer surfaces of the and macaroni) salads teeth. should be kept only three Then I give the dog to five days in the refriger- the chewy, and the teeth ator (stored at 40 degrees “brush” themselves. — or lower). Mary Jensen, via email — Also, chicken salad can Write Heloise via email to be frozen; however, when thawed, it won’t be the or by post same as fresh. It can beto Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San come runny and not taste Antonio, TX 78279-5000.

today’s horoscopes by jeraldine saunders ARIES (March 21-April 19) Someone might urge you to travel to areas outside your usual haunts. Go ahead and let your hair down with trusted companions. You can balance gracefully on the cutting edge of the latest fads and fancies. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your affection can’t be bought or sold, but it can be won. Admirers listen to every word you say, hoping for a chance to compete. Someone may be persistent. Sensuous stars promise tender times tonight. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) If you genuinely believe that honesty is the best policy, then you must go to the trouble to demonstrate it. Loved ones will happily share their affection and money, and that is all you need to know.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Every rose has its thorns. Handle thorny problems with kid gloves. Poise and passion make a dynamite combination. Mesmerize your most trusted playmate and toss the ball of love back and forth. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) If you participate in spur-of-the-moment activities, you will have a one-of-a-kind experience. Partners or friends may want to experiment with something new or break away from tradition. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your personal goals and objectives can be of the utmost importance to you. Friends, however, may offer assurances without really taking your needs to heart. A wait-and-see attitude is best.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) New flames can’t hold a candle to those of yesteryear. Stick with old flames and dependable friends, and don’t light new romantic fires that might rage out of control. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You aren’t Jimi Hendrix but new contacts often prompt you to ask the question, “Are you experienced?” If you conduct a first date like a job interview, it probably won’t turn out as well as you’d like. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You usually can’t hit two targets with one arrow. Focus and keep your aim steady on what is really a priority. An invitation may prove more troublesome than it is worth, and create extra expenses.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It is tempting to skirt the truth by being vague or telling white lies. An inclination to probe and analyze can cause conflict. Focus instead on spending hours of bliss with a special someone. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You have a bad case of hospitality and generosity. You are fond of being able to pick up the tab and treat friends, but you should count your pennies in advance. Don’t overlook upcoming obligations. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Family members will always have your back. Fascinating new acquaintances can brighten your weekend, but at the end of the day you want someone you can trust and a place where you can relax completely.

happy birthday March 23 The things closest to your heart are undergoing a shift. You are more concerned with lasting harmony than competition. During the next four to six weeks, focus on spiritual and physical health and sidestep financial or material concerns whenever possible. Wait until June to buckle down to moneymaking activities or job changes. In July, new friends or a chance to participate in group activities can brighten your social life. In November, you might be torn between several factions, so wait until closer to the end of the year to make crucial business or personal decisions.

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Buying a home is an emotional experience, much more so than other financial investments. The place you want to call home, raise kids and spend holidays should be built by someone who understands the significance of community, craftsmanship and dependability. Century Communities objective is providing functional home designs with outstanding quality in great neighborhoods. As a privately owned local homebuilder, Century Communities has been named one of the top five Colorado homebuilders in addition to a top 100 national homebuilder. Since 2000, Century has been helping homebuyers achieve the American dream of new home ownership. Although Century has been largely centered in Denver, they have built a solid reputation for stunning townhome and attached home communities in Colorado Springs. Recently they have also moved into single-family home construction with tremendous momentum. “Like many companies we had to downsize a

few years back due to market conditions,” said Mike Fenton, Vice President of Operations. “But now we are ready to make an investment in Colorado Springs and have already doubled the size of this division in the past six months and we plan to do it again. The homebuilder’s first ever single-family home model in Colorado Springs debuted at Fox Point at Meridian Ranch at the end of July and proceeded to sweep the 2012 Parade of Homes Awards. “The one I’m most proud of is Best Craftsmanship,” said Fenton. “Some home builders pride themselves on providing the lowest price per-square-foot,” he said. “That means they are producing homes that only meet minimum code requirements and they are using low quality materials.” Century is dedicated to using high quality building materials, expert craftsman, as well as building above code to assure their homes are durable and reliable, while also being affordable. “We’ve been able to learn a lot through our

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spotlight: century communities to provide a diverse array of floor plans. They recognize the changing needs and demands of today’s families so they don’t use the same floor plans over and over. Architects supply new home designs every time Century goes into a new community. “Peoples preferences change and so do their needs. We want to make sure we are building homes for the way people live today. So we are constantly updating our floorplans,” said Fenton. With the rising costs of energy, Century homes are specially designed to reduce energy spending. By utilizing a wide variety of components and building practices they can provide their homeowners with crucial energy related savings. Every year since Century Communities was opened here in Colorado, they have seen their business grow. Even during the recent economic downturn, Century sold more homes than the previous year. “I believe being locally owned and operated is a fundamental part of our success,” stated Fenton. “I’ve seen plenty of builders try to manage from afar and it just doesn’t work as well.”


As a rule, Century Communities is dedicated to impeccable service and integrity while supplying high quality new homes with lasting value in flourishing communties. As a result, Century is proud to be included in two of the best neighborhoods in Colorado Springs. Within Fox Point at Meridian Ranch, Century offers a ranch floor plan as well as four different two-story floor plans. The Meridian Ranch master planned community is the premier location for Colorado Springs active lifestyle. Located northeast of Pikes Peak, this golf and recreation community delivers over 2,600 acres distinguished by a remarkable number of amenities, conveniences, open space, trails and neighborhood parks. Centuries’ second single family new home community, The Estates at Rockrimmon, offers a collection of ranch and two-story plans in an impressive location near Ute Valley Park, just west of I-25 and south of the Air Force Academy. For more information please visit, or call 719-598-0812. ■

How many people do you know who have been nine feet tall on a billboard? Well, now you know someone! You may recognize the tiny little picture that has accompanied this column for Stuart Scott a few decades as the big mug up on billboards recently! Explaining how that happened would take a novel. I’ll pare to this column, hoping it will be of interest and value to you or someone you love. Four years ago January my “bronchitis” became a cancer diagnosis. Uh oh. Bad news, to be sure. But … who knew? I was embarking on a remarkable journey guided by countless medical providers and caregivers. Much of what I’ve learned is good news for me … and for you! A few weeks ago an ad agency called to see if I’d be interested in lending my mug to a “We Care” campaign by Memorial Hospital. Four years later, they’ve kept me sooo handsome … could I have said no? of course not! not only am I still here after four years — my prognosis is terrific. Really, these folks are incredible. Allow me to just share one experience: Early in my chemo treatments I lent my pen to one of the angels (they call them “nurses”). I shared that I’d never been to the top of Pike’s Peak! A few

weeks later, a group (flight?) of angels brought me a little package. Inside was my pen, which they had all signed, along with a series of pictures of the angels and my pen as they made their way through Barr Camp, up the trail, to the top of the Peak! I traveled every step with them through the pictures… and some tears. Today, my angels and countless other medical practitioners have me surfing on the cutting edge of technology! They’re treating my cancer genetically. The “chemo” I take now attacks that bad boy directly. I take a little pill in the morning, one in the afternoon. Thanks to all those amazing folks — radiologists, oncologists, therapists, pharmacists, the angels (the list is endless), I get to indulge my passions. I love to work every day, can’t wait to see my grandchildren, and work my PT (golf?) into my schedule. You and yours should know advances in medicine are beyond belief. Take advantage of everything medicine has to offer. You’ll discover the future for our children and grandchildren is brighter every day. The drug that treats my malady genetically has been used with remarkable success treating children’s cancer. You’ll forgive me, I trust, for detouring from my normal real estate focus. knowing that you or yours could be as surprised as I was four years ago … I just had to let you know how much good news there is out there … There’s HoPE. Equally importantly, I’m trying to do the impossible — express an adequate thank you to the angels. To all you angels out there, you caregivers, you change lives. ■

U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in January to the second-highest level in three years, a sign that the housing market is sustaining its recovery and helping bolster the economy. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Sales of existing homes increase to three-year high BY JEAnnA SMIALEk ■ BLooMBERg nEWS

WASHINGTON — Sales of previously owned homes rose in February to the highest level in more than three years, sustaining a rebound that is bolstering growth. Purchases increased 0.8 percent to a 4.98 million annualized rate, the most since november 2009, figures from the national Association of Realtors showed Thursday in Washington. The median forecast of 77 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an increase to a 5 million pace. growing demand for homes combined with limited supply is pushing property values up, leading to gains in household confidence and wealth that are helping propel consumer spending. Easier access to credit and bigger gains in the labor market may be needed to give the housing market an additional boost and ensure it will keep contributing to the economy. “Home sales are trending up at a moderate rate rather than at a rapid rate,” said Michael Moran, chief economist at daiwa Capital Markets America Inc. in new York, who correctly forecast the February pace. “The inventories are said to be tight in many markets, and that’s holding sales back to a degree.”

Estimates in the Bloomberg survey ranged from 4.85 million to 5.15 million. The prior month’s pace was revised to 4.94 million from a previously reported 4.92 million. Federal Reserve policymakers Wednesday said they will continue to buy securities at a pace of $85 billion a month to spur economic growth and reduce unemployment. The central bank said it “continues to see downside risks to the economic outlook,” according to the statement. It also said the “the housing sector has strengthened further, but fiscal policy has become somewhat more restrictive,” acknowledging that the federal budget cuts triggered at the start of the month may restrain growth. other reports Thursdays showed claims for jobless benefits last week rose less than forecast, manufacturing in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly expanded in March and the index of leading indicators rose more than forecast in February. The median price of an existing home increased to $173,600 last month, up 11.6 percent from February 2012, Thursday’s report showed. The number of previously owned homes on the market climbed to 1.94

million from 1.77 million in January. It was the first gain in supply since April. At the current sales pace, it would take 4.7 months to sell those houses compared with 4.3 months at the end of January. Month’s supply in this range will typically yield price increases in the “low single-digit” range, Lawrence Yun, nAR chief economist, said in a news conference as the figures were released. The group Thursday raised its forecast for the 2013 increase in median prices to 7 percent from a prior estimate of 4 percent. Existing-home sales, tabulated when a contract closes, have recovered since reaching a 13-year low of 4.11 million in 2008. The market peaked at a record 7.08 million in 2005. Resales accounted for about 93 percent of the residential market in 2012, and a total of 4.66 million previously owned houses were sold last year. That was the most since 2007 and up 9.4 percent from 2011. The strength in demand has bolstered sales of new properties as well. Lennar Corp., the third largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, said orders rose in the fiscal first quarter.

“Current market conditions are driven by strong demand resulting from low interest rates and attractive home prices, which have led to very affordable monthly payments, compared to increasing rental rates,” Chief Executive officer Stuart Miller said in a statement yesterday. new orders, deliveries and backlog have “shown strong increases,” he said. Housing starts climbed 0.8 percent last month to a 917,000 annualized pace, Commerce department data showed this week. Permits for future construction rose 4.6 percent to a 946,000 rate, the most since June 2008. At Toll Brothers Inc., the largest U.S. luxury-home builder, benefits from the uptick in the housing market are evident. “We’re in recovery, it’s early, but it certainly feels like it’s real and it feels like it will be sustained,” douglas C. Yearley, Toll Brother’s chief executive officer, said in a March 4 presentation. “We had a really good spring 2012 selling season. And now we’re having an even better spring 2013 selling season. We are beginning to have some real pricing power.” Increasing property values are helping the market heal. The share of

U.S. homeowners who owe more on their properties than the real estate is worth dropped by about 200,000 in the fourth quarter, CoreLogic Inc. said on March 19, down to 10.4 million homes. Home prices jumped 9.7 percent in the 12 months through January, the biggest gain since April 2006, according to Irvine, Californiabased CoreLogic. At the same time, near recordlow borrowing costs are helping keep properties affordable. The average rate on a 30- year, fixed-rate purchase loan was 3.63 percent last week, compared with 3.92 percent a year ago, according to McLean, Virginia-based Freddie Mac. The 30year rate reached a record- low 3.31 percent in november. “one of the most powerful tools we have is bringing down mortgage rates and stimulating home-buying, construction, and related industries,” Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday in a press conference. Financial institutions may have “gone too far” in setting requirements to obtain financing amid concerns about new regulations, he said. Banks “may have tightened the mortgage credit box more than would be desirable in a long-run, healthy economy,” Bernanke said. ■

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PropertyTransactions This list was obtained from the El Paso County Assessor’s Office and covers sales recorded during the period of Jan. 21 – Jan. 27, 2012. Each listing includes the buyer, address and sales price. For more information, e-mail


L Seidl 9475 Castle Oaks Dr $226,100 • Jonathon D Dimichel and Sarah Valentine 7610 Creekfront Dr $232,300 • Rodney Metellus and Lorna L Spangler 9465 Castle Oaks Dr $250,000

• Casey M Cook and Aurora A Messersmith 15698 James Gate Pl $290,700 • Devin A Spurlin and Laura J Mills 17480 Caribou Dr E $315,000 • Michael C Maline 15722 James Gate Pl $342,800 • Ryan Olear 15588 Colorado Central Way $353,200 • William Mathieu and Dawn M Liss 19385 Broken Fence Way $365,000 • Rebecca Viosca and Christine Cooper 1105 Bowstring Rd $515,700 • Robert C Ciccariello and Cindi Lyne Rutten Trustee 1120 Edenhurst Ct $565,000


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• Michael Dana Rutten Trustee 126 Millstream Ter $229,100 • Tomoko Gayle Yamazaki and Lawanna B Swafford 195 Eclipse Dr $312,500

• Beth A Salyer and Angela Mathieu 16184 Pole Pine Pt $446,800

• Mark A Draper 1012 E San Rafael St $143,600 • Roderick T Dowdell 946 S Weber St $317,000

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Call Mike MacGuire Today for a Current Market Evaluation! In real estate it’s normal for inventories to decline in December and January as home sellers like to wait for the spring selling season to list their homes. However, the current low level of inventory has some would-be buyers worried that there aren’t enough good choices available. Mike MacGuire, one of the six Brokers/Owners of The Platinum Group, Realtors® says this is one of the key reasons accurate information is so vital to both buyers and sellers right now. “Inventory levels are low so buyers need to have their ducks in a row and be ready to act as soon as they find the right home.” said MacGuire. Doing the appropriate due diligence and having a knowledgeable Realtor who can provide the correct data will allow buyers to make an educated decision on their investment.Thanks to technology, a profusion of information is readily available for buyers and sellers -- but interpreting that information correctly is the key. “It’s like an x-ray,” said MacGuire, “anyone can look at an x-ray and know what they see. The question is what do I do now?” So much of the online information can be inconsistent and deceiving, it’s easy for buyers and sellers to be mislead about a homes value. Furthermore media emphasis on the state of the economy can also be confusing and conflicting. For most people, buying a home is the largest investment they’ll ever make. To be sure you’re making the right decisions, a qualified and experienced consultant, who has navigated the ever-changing market, can provide the best guidance and resources to help you make the best decision. If you’re considering buying or selling, call Mike MacGuire at The Platinum Group for a private consultation at 719-660-6793. For more information about Mike, visit

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Homebuilder confidence declines unexpectedly in March BY JEANNA SMIALEk ■ BLooMBERG NEWS

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WASHINGTON — Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly fell for a second month in March, a sign the residential real-estate market will take time to strengthen. The National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo index of builder confidence dropped by 2 points to 44 this month, due to a decrease in the measure of current sales, a report from the Washington-based group showed Monday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for a gain to 47. Readings below 50 mean more respondents said conditions were poor. “In addition to tight credit and below-price appraisals, homebuilding is beginning to suffer growth pains as the infrastructure that supports it tries to re-establish itself,” David Crowe, chief economist at the builders association, said in a statement. The group’s gauges of the sales outlook for the next six months and traffic of prospective buyers improved this month, reflecting stable property values, mortgage rates close to all- time lows and job gains. Limited inventories and resilient sales are benefiting builders including PulteGroup and Lennar, showing housing will contribute to economic growth this year after emerging as a bright spot in 2012.

The builders’ index compares with a reading of 28 in March 2012. Estimates of the 41 economists in the Bloomberg survey ranged from 46 to 49. The index, first published in January 1985, averaged 54 in the five years leading to the recession that began in December 2007. It reached a record low of 8 in January 2009. The builders group’s index of present singlefamily home sales fell to a five-month low of 47 in March from 51. A measure of sales expectations for the next six months climbed to 51 from 50. The gauge of buyer traffic advanced to 35 from 32. “Although many of our members are reporting increased demand for new homes in their markets, their enthusiasm is being tempered by frustrating bottlenecks in the supply chain for developed lots, along with rising costs for building materials and labor,” Rick Judson, the association’s chairman and a builder from Charlotte, North Carolina, said in a statement. Confidence eased among builders in three of the four U.S. regions. Builders in the Midwest reported an increase in sentiment. Confidence fell to 2 points in March to 57 in the West, dropped 2 points in the Northeast to 39 and decreased 2 points in the South to 42. Sentiment in the Midwest climbed by 5 points to 50. ■

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Home remodeling goes social as tech startup transforms industry BY PETE CAREY ■ SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Home remodeling, one of the biggest industries in the country, is being transformed by the Internet with a push from a fast-growing startup in Silicon Valley. Until recently, a homeowner thinking about remodeling would have checked out books from the library, read some design magazines, asked friends for advice and tried to find help on the Web. But in January, 14 million people turned instead to Houzz, a small Palo Alto, Calif., company that has grabbed the $300 billion remodeling industry by the tail and is changing the way homeowners connect with design professionals and figure out how they want to improve their homes. And it’s taking off just as the housing market is rebounding and giving homeowners more equity to play with. It’s the latest example of the way the Internet has disrupted an entire industry, having already transformed everything from publishing to entertainment. But this is with a twist: Rather than hurting established players in the remodeling business, sites like Houzz are likely to benefit them by bringing them more business more efficiently. “Houzz has had a huge impact in the residential design community,” said Mark Demerly, an Indianapolis architect and recently chairman of the American Institute of Architects’ custom residential network. “We ask our clients to seek out things on it they like and that inspire them.” Created four years ago by Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko, who were remodeling their Palo Alto home, the home-improvement site quickly caught on across the U.S. and in Canada. “Clipping things out of design magazines seemed so antiquated,” Cohen recently recalled. “Today everything is online. We thought, ‘There’s got to be a better way to do this.’” Houzz’s iPad and iPhone apps have been downloaded 6 million times. It has 14 million visitors a month — up from 1.3 million downloads and 4 million visitors a year ago — who pore over 1.2 million images of

remodeling projects with links to 188,000 architects, designers and other professionals. In a little more than two years, it has drawn $48.6 million in three rounds of venture funding. The revenue comes from advertising by national brands and a professional subscription package launched a few months ago. Now competition is emerging. Last month, the Seattle-based homevaluation site Zillow introduced Zillow Digs, a similar service. Zillow spokeswoman Cynthia Nowak said it’s “a huge market,” citing a study that found that nearly 25 percent of recent homeowners completed a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project last year. The new Zillow Digs iPad app includes cost estimates for many remodeling projects and links to more than 20,000 home improvement professionals and more than 30,000 photos. It’s too new to have any user metrics, but Zillow’s home-valuation site has 46 million monthly visitors. “The world is changing as far as design goes,” said Nan Walz, an Alamo, Calif., interior decorator for two decades. Walz says she tells clients to go to Houzz and start a library of projects and ideas they like there. “We can save you money and save me the time trying to guess what they love. People really are enjoying the whole process.” “It’s addictive, though — be careful,” said Nicole Strauss, an orthopedic surgeon who is using it to get ideas for remodeling rooms in her San Francisco home. “You can spend hours perusing that website.” Houzz and Digs give design and remodeling professionals a place to show off their work. Homeowners can find products, designers and remodeling projects they like, saving photos to share with family, friends and their architect or designer. They can also network with other homeowners for remodeling tips. Houzz has made “quite a splash in a few short years,” said Kermit Baker, director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for

Housing Studies at Harvard University. “It’s not clear there’s anything revolutionary in any individual piece of it. What they seem to have done better than anyone else so far is really integrate all this stuff.” Tech professional David Hew used Houzz to exchange ideas with architect Eugene Sakai when he remodeled his home in Los Altos, Calif., partly to get ready for the arrival of a baby. “It was monumentally useful to use Houzz rather than cut and paste and bookmark things and use a ton of bulky books,” Hew said. “Everybody I talk to that does a remodel spends close to 10 hours a week on that

thing, just flipping through those pages.” “It’s really a nice community,” Sakai said. “It’s very active and a great way for even a person on a budget to get a fair amount of advice.” When eBay executive Daniela Mielke bought a ranch-style home on eight acres in Half Moon Bay, Calif., she began browsing the Internet for ideas. “I don’t remember how I found Houzz — probably through a Google search — and then I just started surfing around. It’s very nice and has a very serendipitous way of searching and seeing things. I would often go there without a specific thing in mind, just browsing around. I saw this

picture of a kitchen I really liked.” She called the architect, Mark English of San Francisco, and hired him over the phone. Now she has a red, glossy Italian kitchen with hardwood floors, a high ceiling and some appliances she researched on Houzz. For some the site is taking the place of magazines and books. “I send all of my clients to Houzz, if they haven’t been there already,” said Mary Jo Fiorella, a Castro Valley, Calif., designer. “In the past, they would buy magazines and search through books for ideas to show me things they liked. Now we have a virtual place to share ideas with each other.” ■

Housing investors pick up market slack, but not everyone’s pleased BY ALEJANDRO LAZO ■ LOS ANGELES TIMES

Invitation Homes bought one of its first fixer-uppers in the San Fernando Valley just last May, a three-bedroom steps from a sought-after school in Los Angeles’ North Granada Hills neighborhood. More than 200 homes later, the company’s Dodger Blue “for rent” signs are a fixture in the Valley — markers for a massive Wall Street wager on the housing recovery. Created last year by private equity titan Blackstone Group, Invitation Homes has spent about $3.5 billion buying 20,000 houses in nine U.S. markets. It’s a new business model emerging from the misery of the mortgage meltdown. Blackstone and a handful of other firms believe prices fell too far in the hardest-hit markets. So they’re racing to buy up the bargains, rent them for short-term profit and hold them for long-term price appreciation. These firms say they’ve invented a new investment that also serves the public good by fueling the housing recovery and sprucing up homes. The company is creating jobs and providing quality homes for families, said Mark Beisswanger, Invitation Homes chief operating officer. “We feel good about being able to fix up what is generally one of the worst houses on the street,” he said. But some experts challenge the business model, and critics call it profiteering at the expense of neighborhoods and families who want to buy the same affordable homes. John Husing, an economist who studies California’s hard-hit Inland Empire region, sees irony in Wall Street buying up Main Street. “They create the problem — and now they are taking advantage of the problem,” Husing said. In all, major investors have raised between $6 billion and $9 billion to buy single-family homes, according to a recent analysis by investment bank Keefe Bruyette and Woods. The goal is to bring corporate scale and efficiency to what has historically been a mom-and-pop, single-family-

home rental business. These firms are also exploring ways of packaging rental income streams into securities, similar to the way mortgages were bundled during the boom years. Those mortgage bonds — often packed with risky home loans that produced mass defaults — turned into the toxic assets that helped bring down major banks during the financial crisis. The Blackstone shopping spree has extended into several parts of California, Atlanta, Phoenix, Charlotte, Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago and multiple cities in Florida. According to property records tracked by the real estate firm DataQuick, the company has swarmed some neighborhoods once ravaged by foreclosed homes. In a single ZIP code in the Inland Empire, Fontana’s 92336, the firm has bought 74 homes in less than a year. The investors have played a major role in recent home-price surges. In the process, financial firms — including Oaktree Capital Management, Colony Capital and the Alaska Permanent Fund (which manages that state’s investments) — are rapidly staking claims as the new landlords of the suburbs. On paper, the buy-and-hold calculus makes sense. The foreclosure crisis destroyed home values — but drove up rents, as repossessions created a new wave of rental demand from would-be owners with ruined credit. Fresh demand from young workers, a short supply of newly built rental units, and stricter mortgage requirements have also made the rental market competitive. Last year, the Federal Reserve advocated renting out foreclosed homes as a strategy for banks to limit losses. Government-controlled mortgage giant Fannie Mae initiated a pilot program selling foreclosed homes in bulk, raising investors’ hopes of buying at discounts from big institutions. But the jury is out as to whether the smartest guys in the room can create prominent national brands in

a historically labor intensive, lowmargin business. An acute inventory shortage — particularly in Western markets, where demand for cheap homes is so high — has made the acquisition of houses increasingly competitive. “If the prices move ahead too fast — before you have a big enough portfolio — the opportunity could disappear,” said Jade J. Rahmani, the lead KBW analyst on the industry report. That sense of urgency has led some firms to begin buying regular homes alongside bank-owned properties, competing with everyday home buyers and small-time home flippers who renovate properties to sell. The big investors are creating “auction fever” and driving up prices, said Nick Halaris, co-founder of AH Capital, a company that renovates and resells foreclosed homes in South Los Angeles. He remains skeptical that these firms will be able to manage these rentals effectively. Costs of regular maintenance and serving tenants add up. “I think it’s crazy, their strategy, especially in L.A. or major markets, because we have managed portfolios of single-family rentals in different places,” Halaris said. “The expense ratios are out of control, so I am not sure these plans are going to pan out.” Consumer and community advocates are also skeptical that big financial players will make the best neighborhood stewards. An Invitation Homes for-rent sign recently popped up next to Albert Ramos’ South Los Angeles duplex, where he lives with his wife and two children. Ramos has been a homeowner for three years. He would prefer to have another homeowner move into the orange stucco house next door. “The people that rent it might be here for just a few months, then leave,” Ramos, 31, mused as he puffed on a cigarette on his front steps.

About a mile-and-a-half away south, prospective renter Brenda Browning, 59, stood in the yard of another Invitation Homes property for rent, peering through its windows. “I love everything about it — the hardwood floors, the landscaping — it’s just beautiful,” Browning said. “And it’s in, what seems to be at least, a quiet neighborhood.” Vulnerable South Los Angeles neighborhoods do not need more investors looking to buy low and sell high, said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, founder of the Urban Policy Roundtable. “It’s easy pickings down there — you had a lot of foreclosures over the last years, people are economically challenged and have lost their homes, and you can get properties on the dime at fire-sale prices,” Hutchinson said. “Does that really benefit the area? Essentially, no.” Executives at Invitation Homes counter that they can boost neighborhood fortunes and make a profit at the same time. Beisswanger, a former home builder, envisions hundreds of neighborhoods across the country dotted with his Dodger Blue signs. On a recent tour of some of the company’s San Fernando Valley homes, Beisswanger strode through a single-story Canoga Park, Calif., property, quickly assessing its bones and making note of what might have to go: the popcorn ceiling, dated walls, flooring, kitchen countertops, appliances, doors, light fixtures, bathroom vanities, maybe even the

electrical system. An illegal apartment built in the home’s garage revealed kitchen walls smeared with grease, an undersized bathroom door and a moldy skylight. “It is every code violation,” Beisswanger said with disdain. “We will provide a nice house for a family to rent; we are providing jobs; and we are potentially fixing dangerous situations.” Whether these big investors will achieve the scale they need to make their businesses work remains an open question. Rick Sharga, executive vice president for Carrington Mortgage Holdings LLC — which is partnering with private equity firm Oaktree to purchase homes for rent — said his company has taken a bit of a “breather,” and waiting for prices to “settle down a little bit.” One of the biggest issues is that the government and big financial institutions have not sold off their foreclosed homes in large portfolios, as had been expected after Fannie Mae concluded its pilot sales. That has meant that investment firms have had to compete at local foreclosure auctions and the open market — making those properties increasingly expensive. On a recent rainy auction in front of the San Bernardino courthouse, Roger Zapata, an individual investor, said he had lost out to a bigger player. “They are going really, really high … the investors are getting pretty desperate,” he said. “I don’t know how long this is going to last. It’s a big question mark.” ■

Foreclosure Tour Sat., March 30, 12 noon - 3 pm

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6760 Corporate Drive I-25 & Woodmen




7385 Wildridge Rd ~ $175,000

Gorgeous property with excellent build potential! Great balance of open meadow and trees on this 4.49 acre lot situated on the left side of a quiet cul-de-sac location! Conveniently located and near Fox Run Park and Flying Horse Golf Course/Rec Center! Paved road! Gated Community! Small, friendly neighborhood! Ready for your dream home to be built! District 38 schools.

Mountain Oasis

Garden Ranch

Centrally Located ~ Country Club Area

Woodmoor TH $185K

10374 El Paso Ave $185,000

2410 Flintridge Dr. $225,000

2517 Centre Cir. ~ $245,900

Linda Lafferty 719-955-8590

Ed & Renee Behr 719-536-4355

Bobbi Price & Jade Edmisten 719-499-9451

TH Ideally Located Backing to Green Space w/ Mtn Views*Grt Rm w/Fireplace*Dbl Sliding Doors Lead to Pvt 17x8 Deck Overlooking the Green Area w/ Mtn Views*Sunny Eat In Kitchen with Tile Flooring, Crown Molding on Cabinetry, Pantry*All 3 BR's are Upstairs*Owners BR with Vaulted Ceiling, French Doors Lead into Pvt Bath w/ Double Vanity, Tile Flooring, W/I Closet* 32x13 Tandem Garage*Close to AFA

Large wood burning stove in Living Room to help warm the whole house* Huge Eat-In Kitchen*4 Bedrooms/2 Bath in over 1800 Square Feet* Quiet Cul-De-Sac Location* 24x32 Oversized Garage, with Work Area and lots of Cabinets* Large 10,000 square foot lot* Finished Basement!* Well establish Neighborhood!

Dianna Dalton-Daily 719-536-4457

Laurie Klipfel 719-661-5353

Metropolitan Club


Bonnyville Neighborhood

13145 River Falls Ter. ~ $249,900

2368 Wood Ave. $249,900



Frank and Melissa Fanelli 719-536-4440

1025 Burning Bush Pt

Village 7 Area

15.77 Acre lot in Black Forest! D20 Schools, Fenced for Horses, Meadows, Mountain Views! Ready to Build in Wildwood Ranch Estates!

Move In Ready 2-Story Home w/ 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3 Car Tandem Garage and over 3,100 Square Feet. Flex Room Perfect for Formal Living/Dining or Home Office, Spacious Kitchen w/ appliances included, dining area w/ walk out, family room with cozy custom gas fireplace. Master Retreat w/ walk-in closet & attached 5 pc bath. Spacious bedrooms, unfinished walk out basement, backs to open space, mountain views and more! MacGuire Team 719-536-4321 Photos & Tour @

2403 Balboa St.

Centrally located in desirable 2400 Wood Ave. Complex backs to Monument Valley Park. This quiet, secluded area is a hidden secret w/impeccably maintained grounds. ML Master Bdrm w/bath & walk in closet. Private patio, wall of windows, separate dining area & kitchen with lg pantry. Upstairs is 2nd Master Bdrm w/bath.

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This one owner home in desirable neighborhood within walking distance to park & shopping - Beautiful refinished hardwoods greet you and extend throughout most of the ML - New tile in kitchen & baths - Huge family room Low maintenance stucco exterior, new interior paint & new carpet - 5 bedrms, office, 2 baths, 2 car detached garage, 2,286 sq. ft. - Large corner lot

beautifully updated kit boasts glass frnt white cabinets w/brushed nickel hrdwre, gas,granite cntrs, & tile flrs, yet keeps the appeal of country cabin simplicity. Escape upstairs to master bedrm/loft featuring walk-in closet, hardwd flrs, & reading nook w/wd burning fp. Bonus feat: window coverings, newer energy efficient vinyl windows', ceiling fans, RV parking, & newer light fixtures.1,290sqft 3bd 2ba

Excellent Condition tri-level on huge.29 acre private lot - Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, Pikes Peak Views - Many new windows and doors - New exterior & interior paint, textured walls - Nicely decorated throughout - 2 Patios, perennials galore, sprinkles and drip system - New roof, Tuff Shed, electric box upgraded, air conditioning - 4 bedrm, 3 baths 2 car heated garage, storage galore, tons of parking Cul-de-sac location Brent Demos 719-338-8110

Charming custom 2215 sq ft 3 bed, 2 bath 1 陆-story w/ total 1-level living on .28 acre lot * Antique lighting * Crown molding & paneled door * Divided light vinyl windows * 3 fireplaces * Claw foot tub & pedestal sink * 2-car side-entry garage * Beautifully landscaped 12,000 sq ft corner lot * Great curb appeal & near end of dead end tree-lined street. MLS# 780260


16875 Oldborough Ht $135,000

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Bridle Pass

Nestled In The Trees- Woodland Park!

Peaceful 5+ Acres in N Black Forest!

Wolf Ranch ~ D-20!

5619 Mountain Garland $269,900

1330 W. Browning ~ $275,000

18085 Table Rock Road - $310,000

8416 Winding Passage Dr. ~ $324,900

Heather Harkema 719-337-3662

Chris Cowles 719-332-7507

Claire Boynton 719-332-8360

Debbie Reardon ~ 719-955-8525

Beautiful Like New 2 Story Home in Desirable Neighborhood! 3BR/3BA/3 car garage. Open Floor Plan with Vaulted Ceilings. Large Kitchen w/New Granite Counter, Island & Lots of Cabinets. Custom Built Entertainment Center w/Fireplace in Family Room . Formal Living Room. Central A/C. Spacious Master w/Fireplace, 5 Piece Bath, Walk-in Closet & Gorgeous Mountain Views! Large Unfinished Basement for Future Expansion. Great Location within 5 minutes to Shopping, New Hospitals & 1 Block to Villa Sport Athletic Club/Spa.

Experience Colorado at it's finest! Beautifully updated 5BR/3BA home nestled on 1/4+ acre lot! Entertain year-round on the wrap-around deck! Open floor plan features a stunning LR w/fireplace, kitchen w/SS appliances & Corian counters, dining area, two bedrooms & bath on ML. Upper level master retreat w/5pc bath. Walkout lower level w/two bedrooms, bath & family room w/fireplace & wet bar. A must see!

Get an affordable and self-sustainable 5+ acre property set up for animals with 2 barns and 1.5+ acres of pasture with no-climb fencing! House is in good condition with an updated kitchen and new carpet, tile floors, and stainless appliances. 2 large living areas plus great deck overlooking the land. Perfect for a hobby farm! 2,212 sq ft / 3 beds / 2 baths / 2 car gar / D-38 Schools

City & Mountain Views Abound From This 4BR/4BA/2.5CG Home Featuring Over 3500SF. Bright & Cheery From The Moment You Step Inside w/Formal Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Spacious Kitchen w/Walkout To Large Patio. All Bedrooms On Upper Level. Custom Finished Basement Featuring A Theatre Room. Energy Saving Features! Great Location w/Easy Access To Powers/Woodmen Corridor.

Antelope Creek

True Main Level Living!

1443 Lookout Springs Dr $339,900

Briargate ~ D-20!

Pine Creek

Black Forest

6724 Granite Peak Dr. $335,000

10479 Mile Post Loop, $339,900

A beautiful 5 bdrm home in Northgate

9235 Dunhill Ct. $339,900

10623 Clovercrest DR ~$359,000

0 Old Ranch Road - $410,000

336 Saber Creek Drive

Frank and Melissa Fanelli 719-536-4440

Dean Weissman 719-536-4400

Lisa Fisk 719-439-7130

Jeri Hendrix 719-231-5381




Kim Carper 719-536-4444

Beautiful Pine Creek patio home situated between the 12th green &13th tee box w/ neighbors only on one side * Private location, hard to find * Featuring 3 BD/3 BA/2 CAR & 3,267 SF *Eat-in kitchen w/ Breakfast bar * Great rm design w/ extensive hardwood flooring thru-out entire main lvl * Generous vaults, gas fireplace & 2nd bedroom on main a plus * Finished Bsmnt w/ Fam Rm, Rec & Billiard / media area, nice step behind wet bar, great for entertaining * Hurry, will not last!!!


Gorgeous land with tall mature pine trees, views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range, and perfect topography for a future walkout basement! Located on a quiet street, this homesite is close to Penrose St. Francis Hospital, shopping and restaurants off Powers Blvd, yet offers the peacefulness and privacy of 20 acres! School District 20 and much more!


Jackson Creek

Stucco 2-story backs to open space with great views! 2003, 4503 sqft, 5 beds, 5 baths, 3 car garage. Beautiful main Level Hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchen w/ 2006 stainless steel appliances, hickory cabinets & corian countertops, main level master retreat, granite countertops & tile flooring in all baths, finished garden level basement w/10ft ceilings.

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Dianna Dalton-Daily 719-536-4377

Immaculate 5BR/4BA/2C two story home in Summerfield sparkles withe pride of ownership! Upgrades inside & out. Formal & casual living spaces to accommodate every entertaining need! Spacious kit w/granite, upgraded appliances & walkout to the recently renovated backyard w/gazebo, shed & custom deck. Finished basement w/2nd FR & bar. Close to D20 schools, shopping, parks & I-25!


STYLISH AND STUNNING! Amazing interior finish and condition on this 5 bed NGT home! Hardwoods, tasteful paint, main level w/ deck to back, open bright floorplan, formal space, great room plus office! 4 beds on upper w/hardwood hallway, tile in baths. Lower level rec/theater room, guest suite, sitting area and loads of storage! Backyard is fully fenced, large stamped concrete patio to enjoy the outdoor living areas! Central AC, upgraded and completely updated lighting fixtures and hardware, security system. Move in ready!

Gorgeous Rancher w/Open Floor Plan in Perfect Condition! Living Rm, Private Office, Spacious Kitchen & Great Room, Main Level Master & Laundry all Lend itself to Main Level Living! Many Upgrades including Hickory Cabinets, Double Ovens, Hardwood Floors, Wet Bar in Family Rm. Beautiful Landscaping Backing to Open Space!

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Open & contemporary 3246 sq ft stucco walkout rancher backing to acres of open space w/ walking trails & year round creek * 5 beds (3 on main level), 3 baths, & oversized 2-car garage * See-through gas log fireplace * A/C & central vac * Vaulted ceilings, rounded corners, plant shelves, & 6 panel doors * Unobstructed Pikes Peak, mtn, & city views * Full length partially cov Trex deck & cov stamped concrete patio w/ hot tub. MLS# 793468 Bobbi Price & Jade Edmisten 719-499-9451

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Brent Demos 719-338-8110


Anne Marie Flynn 719-536-4312

Northgate Estates

2.9acres w/pond & waterfall!

Monument ~ D-38

Gorgeous Ranch ~ 2.85 Acres


Turkey Canon Ranch


13681 Northgate Estates Dr ~$519,500

835 Scottswood Dr $525,000

230 E. Stirrup Tr. ~ $569,900

9649 Lochwinnoch Lane ~ $645,000

9717 Summit Ash Ct ~ $649,900

15836 Spanish Peak ~ $995,000

1600 N Cascade Ave. $1,895,000

Ed & Renee Behr 719-536-4355

Debbie Reardon ~ 719-955-8525

Todd McLain ~ 719.290.6734 719-290-6734

Debbie Reardon ~ 719-955-8525

MacGuire Team 719-660-6793 Photos & Tour @

Beautiful open rancher w/ mountain views * Featuring 3 BD/4 BA/3 CAR & 4,334 SF * Kitchen w/ slab granite counters, knotty alder cabinets, ss appliances, large walk-in pantry & nook that walks out to covered patio * Great rm w/ vaulted ceilings, wall of windows & stone accented gas fplc * Hickory hardwood floors * Mstr suite w/ large sitting area, 5 piece bath & walk-out to covered patio * Lower lvl theater room adjacent to step behind wet bar w/ dishwasher, large rec area w/ stone accented fireplace * 2 add'l bedrooms w/ Jack & Jill bath * Slab granite countertops in all baths * Dual H2O heaters, central air & humidifier a bonus!

Dean Weissman 719-536-4400

Custom 2-story in Bent Tree. Stucco exterior, granite counters in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, great room with wall of windows and floor to ceiling stone surrounded wood burning fireplace, mud room with wash basin, 2 laundry hookups mainlbasement, upgraded light fixtures, professional landscaping incl water feature, stamped concrete patio. 4,203sqft 5bd 4ba 3car

This 4BR/4BA Custom Home Is Stunning And The 2.6 Acre Treed Lot Provides A Perfect, Tranquil Setting. Beautifully Refinished Hardwood Flooring, Travertine, Marble & Slab Granite Throughout! 3 Fireplaces. Beautiful Gourmet Kitchen! Main Level Study And Master Suite w/Spa Bath & Walkout! Gorgeous Rec Room, Media Room & 3 Bdrms Walk-Out To Covered Patio. Wonderful Amenities Don't Miss This One!

Absolutely gorgeous custom ranch with finished basement, detached RV garage, gourmet kitchen w solid slab granite & stainless stl appls, main level office & terrific location! Beautiful mountain views! Loaded with luxurious high end finishes throughout. 4,974 sq ft. 4BD/5B/7 Car Garage. Home theater with HD projection system & surround sound. Shows like a model!

Stunning 5BD/4BA Ranch Floor Plan On Ideal Cul-de-sac Lot on 16th Fairway! Main Level Living w/ Beautiful Amenities & Ambiance. Open Kitchen w/Granite, Cherry Cabinets And 2-Sided Fireplace! Main Level Master Retreat Features Fireplace And 5-Pc Bath + Large 2nd Bedroom/Study Also On Main Level! Spacious Lower Level w/Walk-Out, FP & Wet Bar. Immaculate Move-In Condition - Don't Miss This One!

This Authentic Sante Fe Style Home features 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 Car Garage and over 4,000 Square Feet. Unparalleled Panoramic Views of Spanish Peaks and Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Gourmet Kitchen, Open Floor Plan, Incredible Master Retreat, Radiant Floor Heat, Private Guest Quarters, Unique architectural features, off the grid, privacy, security and more!

Formerly the American Red Cross Chapter House, this magnificent, turn of the century home has been been lovingly, painstakingly and splendidly restored to all of it's majestic glory. Built in 1912, the architect of this astonishing property used an eclectic blend of Mediterranean, Tudor and Craftsman styles. The restoration is simply stunning, capturing not only the original details but including all the amenities one expects to find in an estate of this magnitude. Anne Marie Flynn 719-536-4312


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Terry MacRae

Tracie Thomas

Megan Dommer

ERA Shields welcomes agents Marco and Renato Martins have started their new real estate careers as Broker Associates and as a Team with ERA Shields Real Estate. Both were born and raised in Brazil and grew up to learn several languages including Portuguese and Spanish. Marco and Renato are committed to leveraging their Sales, Technology and Defense related knowledge gained over a prosperous 20 year career with IBM and Lockheed Martin to better serve their clients. They chose ERA Shields because of the companies core principles and Team environment. Marco and Renato will focus on making their clients experience unforgettable by going above and beyond and by always doing the right thing. Tracie Thomas has started a new career in Real Estate as a Broker Associate with ERA Shields Real Estate. Born and raised in southern California, she also graduated college, married and began her family there. She taught 8th grade English in a private Christian school then moved to the Colorado Springs area in 1991. While in Colorado, Tracie has worked in office administration and as an Executive Administrator in a small research & development company in Monument/Palmer Lake where the first prototype battery pack for the Chevy Volt was initiated. Tracie is excited for the new adventures ahead and looks forward to making her clients’ home-buying dreams come true. Megan Dommer has joined the ERA Shields Real Estate Team as a Broker Associate in the

Pikes Peak Region. She was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and later lived in Chicago where she became a flight attendant for SkyWest Airlines. After a few years Megan moved to Colorado Springs to begin a family of her own. Her decision to join ERA Shields was unanimous as her home buying experience through Shields exceeded her expectations. She is excited to start her new career in Real Estate and looks forward to serving the local community. Terry MacRae is a 30-year resident of the Colorado Springs area — a transplant from California. She has a background in the high tech industry, having been a human resources administrator, facilities manager, and telecom manager for several Fortune 500 companies. In 2004 she formed a Virtual Assistance business, partnering with small business owners across the U.S. with their websites, shopping carts, marketing and more; she has also been successful leading a team of representatives associated with the Direct Selling Association. She was drawn to ERA Shields because of its excellent reputation as a long-time leader in the Colorado Springs’ real estate market, the ERA-specific programs available to buyers and sellers, and its extensive training programs. Terry has also been involved in the interior design field for years and is certified through APSD®, Association of Property Scene Designers, as a professional stager. She provides sellers with the total package. She can “dress your home for success and sell it too!” ■ Marco and Renato Martins

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Open House of the Week

Incredible Find in Pine Creek:

This Must See Home has a City Street in the Custom Basement!

2711 Emerald Ridge Dr. | $475,000

6005 Whiskey River Dr. | $459,900 Hours: 12 – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23 Neighborhood: Indigo Ranch Driving Directions: North on Powers turn right (East) on Stetson Hills, Turn Left (North) on Peterson; Turn Left (West) on Issaquah then take immediate Right (North) on Whiskey River; House is at end of street on the right Agent/Company: John Mellon, 719-573-7690

Hours: 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23 Neighborhood: Pine Creek Driving Directions: I-25 to Briargate Pkwy (East) to Chapel Hills Drive (North) to Emerald Ridge (Right). House in cul-de-sac on right. Agent/Company: Kelly Conner Young, CDPE, GRI, 719-337-6043, The Platinum Group, Realtors Incredible find in Pine Creek one block from golf clubhouse and one block from Challenger Middle School * Gourmet kitchen with center island and beautifully redone hardwood floors, main-level new carpet, brand new stainless steel appliances, and upgraded lighting * Notice the family room off the kitchen with upgraded wood trim around the fireplace and access to the large covered deck with gorgeous Pike’s Peak views * Luxurious Master Suite with two walk-in closets and jetted tub, 2 addtl Bedrooms up with jack & jill between * Main level study w/ french door access* Finished basement w/ theatre room, fun room with fireplace and 2 additional bedrooms* Two furnaces, two a/c units and a large hot water heater. 3 car garage and great storage. Awesome yard with sprinkler system, flagstone walkway and sitting area, and room to roam.

This 4100 sf Spacious Home has 5 Bdrms, 4 Baths, 3 Car Gar, with 9ft Ceilings on all 3 levels. The Parade of Homes “style” finished basement has a Saloon, Movie Theater with Ticket Booth, Hi-Def Projector and 9ft Movie Screen. Basement Guest Bdrm has a Coffee Bar. Master Bdrm has 5 Piece Master Bath with Jacuzzi tub. Up Stair Bdrms have Jack and Jill Bath. The Huge Backyard Great for Entertaining has a waterfall and large patio with fireplace

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Open House of the Week

Nestled in the Heart of Cheyenne Cañon:

Beautiful Main Level in Gated Community:

1818 Mid Road | $174,900

1050 Serabella Grove | $315,000

Hours: 12 – 3 p.m., Sunday, March 24 Neighborhood: Southwest Driving Directions: West on Cheyenne Blvd. from Cresta, right on Hill, first right on Mid Road - Home is on the left. Agent/Company: JoAnn Hauck, 719-229-9359, The Hauck Agency / Metro Brokers Downtown

Hours: 1 – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 24 Neighborhood: La Scala Subdivision Driving Directions: From Lake/circle west; left onto Veneucci: left onto Tenderfoot Hill; and left into La Scala. Agent/Company: Bianca Taylor, 719-229-6488, ERA Shields

Walk to Stratton Open Space Hiking and Biking Trails, the Broadmoor Hotel and the Neighborhod Coffee Shop. Great view of Will Rogers’ Shrine - Choose a “Lifet Style” in a neighborhood that speaks to your spirit and your soul. 2 BR, large updated kitchen, 1 BA w/Jetted Tub, HW floors, oversized/car garage, special and unique.

Gorgeous one owner main level ranch in gated 50 plus community. Gourmet kitchen to including custom cabinetry, skylight, kitchen aid appliances. Family room off the kitchen with fireplace, built in shelves and bay window. Pella and coffered ceilings throughout; Custom shutters and blinds in master and second bedroom. This impeccably maintained home also boasts city lights view and is located in a highly desirable community in the Southwest part of town; close to shopping, parks and open space! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage

Open House of the Week Rancher in Private Communty: 4085 Stonebridge Point | $534,000 Hours: 10 – 5 p.m., Sat, March 23; 12 – 4 p.m., Sun, March 24 Neighborhood: Walden Driving Directions: Go to Cedar Heights in Manitou. thru guard gate up Black Canyon Rd to Cedar Heights Dr. turn Right on Stonebridge Point. Agent/Company: Michelle Blessing, 719-649-4200, ERA Shields Rancher in maintained community 4200SF 5BR 4BA Premium finishes: hand trowelled interior, ,all knotty alder wood doors, cabinets and trim, Italian granite countertops, Stainless steel appliances, blown glass pendant kitchen lights, all oil rubbed bronze fixtures and fans, motion sensored kitchen faucet. Master bedroom with 5 piece master bath,his and her walk-in closets, oversize shower finished in natural stone with seamless glass, vanity. Walkout patio and covered deck. City and Pikes Peak Views. etc. Must See!

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The MorTgage Professor:

Don’t miss opportunities to refinance BY JAck GuTTENTAG ■ THE MoRTGAGE PRoFESSoR

Interest rates have been at historically low levels for some time now. Some borrowers have refinanced two or three times, but there are others who so far have allowed the opportunity to pass them by. I am not referring to borrowers who haven’t refinanced because they can’t meet today’s standards. My focus is on those who can refinance profitably but don’t for a variety of reasons. ERRONEOUS BELIEFS: The following beliefs that prevent or discourage refinancing have been related to me by borrowers. All are false: ■ Borrowers have to wait some minimum period after taking a mortgage before they can refinance. ■ The borrower who refinances loses the benefit of principal payments already made. ■ The borrower who paid points to reduce the interest rate on the current mortgage should wait until the interest savings have covered the cost of the points. ■ The borrower who has had a mortgage for a long time has to begin the process of paying off their debt all over again. ■ It is better for a borrower who has been making extra payments to continue that practice, rather than refinance. Why these notions are wrong is explained at The Mortgage Professor website, at http://bit. ly/14cQygz. UNREALISTIC FEAR OF ADJUSTABLE-RATE MORTGAGES: There are borrowers with fixedrate mortgages, or FRMs, who would not profit from refinancing into another FRM, but who




would profit from refinancing into a lower-rate adjustable-rate mortgage — but they don’t because of fear of a possible rate increase. In many cases, this fear is not justified because the borrower can pay off the loan within the initial fixed rate period on the adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM, which can be five, seven or 10 years. To pay off the loan fully within the initial ARM rate period, the borrower must have the capacity to make payments larger than the required payment on the ARM. The previous payment on the FRM might be large enough to do the trick, or it might not. Even if the borrower can’t pay off completely within the initial rate period, paying a higher rate for a few years on a much reduced balance will not come close to wiping out the interest savings during the preceding years. FAILURE TO EXPLOIT AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY: Many mortgage borrowers can’t refinance profitably, or think they can’t, because their house has declined in value and a refinance would require the purchase of mortgage insurance. But if they have investment assets that can be liquidated to pay down their mortgage balance, the rate of return on investment will be far higher than the return they are earning on those assets now. This is called “cash-in refinancing” because the borrower is putting cash into the transaction. Here is an example: John has a 6 percent mortgage with 300 months to go and a $100,000 balance, but his house is worth only $100,000, which makes him ineligible for a refinance. But if he pays down the balance to

$80,000, he can refinance into a 4.5 percent loan with closing costs of 2 percent. If he stays in the house for 5 years, the rate of return on his investment, consisting of $20,000 in balance pay-down plus $1,600 in closing costs, would be more than 9 percent. The return is riskless to the borrower. The return on investment can be calculated on my site, at REJECTED AND GAVE UP: Some borrowers have not refinanced because they tried and were rejected, and then gave up. But not all rejections are created equal — depending on the reason, some deficiencies are fixable. Here are a few: ■ You met the underwriting standards of the federal agencies — Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration — but not those of the particular lender who rejected you. Some lenders have “overlays” that impose more restrictive requirements than those of the agencies, and where this

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BuildingPermits The figures quoted here are based on the weekly printout from the Regional Building Department. Not all permit data are shown. Prices include labor and materials and do not reflect lot price, utility tap fees or other expenses. The following covers Mar. 9 to Mar. 15, 2013.


• 7432 Twin Valley Ter. $288,200 New Generation Homes, Inc. • 12344 Antlers Ridge Dr. $428,443 Reo Construction • 6715 Hazel Branch Ct. $251,987 Oakwood Homes, LLC. • 6590 Rock Elm Ln, $348,963 Oakwood Homes, LLC. • 8264 Campground Dr. $310,492 Oakwood Homes, LLC. • 5681 Majestic Dr. $302,779 Scott Building, Inc. - Waldo New Plan • 2515 Brogans Bluff Dr. $492,310 Petra Homes, Inc. Waldo Same Footprint, • 5768 Flicka Dr. $415,369 Goetzmann Custom Homes Inc. • 6872 Red Cardinal Loop, $266,660 Journey Homes Cs, LLC. • 6577 Donahue Dr. $395,428 Challenger Homes, Inc. • 3713 Reindeer Cir. $395,428 Challenger Homes, Inc. • 3742 Reindeer Cir. $324,507 Challenger Homes, Inc. • 2622 Ryans Oak Vw. $481,963 Pittman Construction, LLC. • 7280 Red Cardinal Loop, $377,651 Saint Aubyn Homes, LLC. • 2555 Trevor Ln, $736,490 Petra Homes, Inc. Waldo New Build • 2097 Lone Willow Vw. $251,987 Silverwood Homes, Inc. • 7746 Braxton Dr. $383,859 Aspen View Homes • 7824 Morton Dr. $321,967 Aspen View Homes • 6565 Roundup Butte St. $383,859 Aspen View Homes • 7273 Cottonwood Tree Dr. $431,077 Elite Prop. Of America, Inc. • 7283 Cottonwood Tree Dr. $425,716 Elite Prop. Of America, Inc. • 9070 Oto Cir. $446,973 Homeowner • 7807 Twin Creek Ter. $382,166 Walther Homes, Inc. • 17210 Papago Way, $527,677 Dme Homes Dba Gj Gardner Homes • 1211 Livingston Ave. $276,442 Challenger Homes, Inc. • 1215 Livingston Ave. $258,007 Challenger Homes, Inc. • 5226 Chimney Gulch Way, $405,305 Saddletree Inc. • 885 Black Arrow Dr. $470,770 Challenger Homes, Inc. • 6445 Ashton Park Pl. $325,259 Elite Prop. Of America, Inc. • 1713 Grand Overlook St. $244,556 Ron Covington Homes • 7831 Whipple Pl. $377,651 Saint Aubyn Homes, LLC. • 10492 Capital Peak Way, $491,181 Richmond American Homes • 14265 Millhaven Pl. $742,886 Builtrite Builders • 6020 Ashton Park Pl. $522,974 Builtrite Builders; Waldo New Build • 6515 Ashton Park Pl. $335,700 Builtrite Builders Waldo New Build

• 12164 Ozark Pl. $353,101 Campbell Homes Ltd. • 5376 Mount Cutler Ct. $421,107 Campbell Homes Ltd. • 9245 Dome Rock Pl. $421,107 Campbell Homes Ltd. • 7917 Mount Huron Trl. $316,888 Keller Homes Inc. • 1904 La Bellezza Grv. $486,855 Keller Homes Inc. • 1910 La Bellezza Grv. $424,963 Keller Homes Inc. • 5521 Majestic Dr. $311,903 Stauffer And Sons Construction Waldo New Design


• 3280 S Academy Blvd 228, $5,000 Wideload Inc., Mobile Home


• 1922 Payton Cir. $22,436 Total Roofing, Reroof • 6730 Omaha Blvd, $7,467 Total Roofing, Reroof • 5307 Smokehouse Ln, $7,100 Reynolds Roofing Systems, LLC., Reroof • 2905 Westwood Blvd, $8,025 Divine Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 3018 Greenwood Cir Cir. $5,000 Thomas Home Improvement, Reroof • 5267 Solar Ridge Dr. $3,800 Innova Corporation, Reroof • 613 Zion Dr. $6,000 Southern Colorado Roofing, Reroof • 2413 Ivanhoe Dr. $6,813 N. Murphy Construction Inc., Reroof • 5180 Crestwood Dr. $6,395 N. Murphy Construction Inc., Reroof • 6471 Hawkeye Cir. $18,251 N. Murphy Construction Inc., Reroof • 6331 Mesedge Dr. $16,177 N. Murphy Construction Inc., Reroof • 3439 Viero Dr. $7,191 E & H Commercial Contracting, Reroof • 6323 Medicine Springs Dr. $14,000 Wilcox Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 920 E Willamette Ave. $6,800 Wilcox Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 2025 Shawnee Dr. $6,900 Wilcox Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 20 Abrook Ct. $8,400 Wilcox Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 1210 W Kiowa St. $11,000 Wilcox Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 8453 Windy Hill Dr. $8,450 Pyramid Roofing Corp, Reroof • 4274 Deerfield Hills Rd, $3,600 Estrada Roofing, Reroof • 7777 Wildridge Rd, $14,000 Peak Roofing Team, Inc., Reroof • 4849 Haiti Way, $23,000 Solid Rock Construction, LLC. Basement Finish • 1026 Pond Side Dr. $6,592 B & J General Contractors Inc., Basement Finish • 1134 Florence Ave. $800 Homeowner, Enlarging Window Opening • 8765 Boxelder Dr. $3,500 K Squared, Inc., Addition • 1346 Mears Dr. $1,500 Rp Integrity LLC. Enlarge Window in Basement

• 2813 Ute Dr. $3,500 Rp Integrity LLC. Reroof • 625 San Juan Rd, $11,261 Robbins Roofing Specialist Inc., Reroof • 5178 Monarch Crest Way, $24,561 Vantage Homes Corp., Basement Fin • 3171 Poughkeepsie Dr. $15,488 E & H Commercial Contracting, Reroof • 1219 Suncrest Way, $4,000 Highlands Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 19 W Washington St. $8,900 Zede Roofing, Reroof • 817 Spectrum Loop, $15,561 Homeowner, Basement Finish • 18045 Quarterhorse Ln, $31,062 Homeowner, Basement Finish • 24120 Palomino Cir. $6,188 Tim Melson, Reroof • 12255 Casey Ln, $6,948 Jac Construction & Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 6940 Grand Valley Dr. $3,000 Homeowner, Deck (160 Sq Ft) • 849 Coyote Willow Dr. $26,006 Homeowner, Basement Finish • 3495 Charwood Ln, $6,952 Axess Construction, Reroof • 229 Buchanan St. $4,463 Axess Construction, Reroof • 3498 Charwood Ln, $5,358 Axess Construction, Reroof • 4528 Bramble Ln, $16,675 Kimber Construction, LLC. Basement Finish • 4235 Thoreau Dr. $7,300 Prime Co. Inc. Dba Pci Const. Svcs, Reroof • 6385 Burgess Rd, $26,000 Homeowner, Metal Storage Building • 2650 E Pikes Peak Ave. $4,400 1st Priority Roofing, LLC. Reroof • 2621 Gomer Ave. $4,400 1st Priority Roofing, LLC. Reroof • 7610 Conifer Dr. $6,000 X-cel Roofing, LLC. Reroof • 4335 Penhurst Pl. $14,000 J & D Lathe and Stucco, Stucco • 4404 Anvil Dr. $4,101 Peak View Roofing, Reroof • 2590 Sierra Dr. $6,100 Peak View Roofing, Reroof • 689 Bridger Dr. $3,500 Ahp Construction, Inc., Siding • 4906 Crestwood Dr. $7,477 Divine Roofing,Inc., • 3346 Soaring Bird Cir. $22,800 Holladay Grace Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 3234 Soaring Bird Cir. $24,500 Holladay Grace Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 3334 Soaring Bird Cir. $14,500 Holladay Grace Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 6 N 8th St. $2,000 J & D Lathe and Stucco, Stucco • 5215 Silo Rdg, $5,000 Drury Brothers Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 2674 Manassas Way, $3,818 Timberline Roofing & Const., Reroof • 1344 Ancestra Dr. $5,200 Peak Roofing Team, Inc., Reroof • 2 1st St. $30,000 Homeowner, Finishing Storage Loft as Living Space • 7547 Middle Bay Way, $6,192 Barlo,Inc.dba Interstate Roof., Reroof • 1424 Wood Ave. $3,400 Advantage Roof-vialpando,

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springshouses .com Inc., Reroof • 7636 Grashio Dr. $6,110 Davis Construction, Partial Basement Finish • 603 N Spruce St. $7,520 Divine Roofing,Inc., Reroof • 10640 Darneal Dr. $300 G-6 Construction, Inc., Deck (16 Sq Ft) • 4115 Coolwater Dr. $600 C & C Roofing & Construction, Reroof • 2116 Templeton Gap Rd, $1,000 Mountain Prop. Buyers LLC., Egress Window • 608 Buena Ventura St. $3,592 Metro Construction, Inc., Reroof • 415 E Caramillo St. $7,000 Ace Construction & Exteriors, Reroof • 9655 Rifle Ter. $7,000 Ace Construction & Exteriors, Reroof • 17515 Colonial Park Dr. $2,700 Advanced Remod. Svc. LLC. Int. Remodel • 1218 N Walnut St. $3,000 Homeowner, Deck • 2080 Cheyenne Summer Vw. $1,421 Silverwood Homes, Inc., Deck • 6283 Gunshot Pass Dr. $5,000 Oak Valley Builders, Reroof • 9575 Wind River Ct. $166 Saint Aubyn Homes, LLC. Deck • 9563 Wind River Ct. $166 Saint Aubyn Homes, LLC. Deck • 1405 Blueberry Hills Rd, $14,500 Summit Builders, Inc., Deck • 3414 Limber Pine Ct. $37,684 K & E Construction, Inc., Basement Finish • 5334 Bradley Cir. $350 Plainsman Fireplace, Pellet Stove • 5150 Airport Rd B66, $4,657 Cheyenne Mountain Roofing, Reroof • 5636 Jocque Ct. $11,087 Cheyenne Mountain Roofing, Reroof • 8718 Alpine Valley Dr. $22,153 Homeowner, Basement Finish • 4560 Paramount Pl. $8,000 Bestway Plumbing, Thermal Solar • 5060 Kettleglen Ct. $6,733 Weatherproof Exteriors, Reroof • 1813 Koshare Ave. $4,260 Weatherproof Exteriors, Reroof • 50 Ravenglass Way, $3,252 Condor Plastering Corp., Stucco • 2195 Piros Dr. $5,999 Total Roofing, Reroof • 8905 Coberdale Ct. $24,200 Wickham’s Workbench, Basement Finish • 6130 Catskill Ln, $5,250 Homeowner, Reroof • 2505 Avondale Dr. $11,000 Chris’s Roofing, Reroof • 3621 Meadowland Blvd, $2,000 Schultz Roofing, Reroof • 6569 E Gambol Quail Dr. $7,500 Total Roofing, Reroof • 850 Bend In The Trail Rd, $9,954 Quality Stucco, Inc., Stucco • 1550 Woodrose Ct. $13,800 Peak Roofing Team, Inc., Reroof • 1831 Montezuma Dr. $4,000 Impact Builders LLC. Reroof • 2635 Stoneridge Dr. $9,500 Old World Construction, Inc., Reroof • 6470 Palmer Park Blvd, $4,100 Trafton Roofing & Repair Svc, Reroof • 455 S Calhan Hwy, $10,000 Deckworks Inc., Deck • 8145 Trafalger Dr. $2,000 Boogaard Construction, Inc., New Window • 4038 Ascendant Dr. $7,638 Total Roofing, Reroof • 407 De La Vista Cir. $200 Stewart Construction, Co, Interior Remodel • 13010 Bridle Bit Rd, $16,300 Rampart Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 4303 W Eastcrest Cir. $886 Jb Carpentry, Deck Replacement • 2506 N Royer St. $5,578 Rampart Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 7462 Franconia Ter. $3,000 Rampart Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 17 Upland Rd, $265,000 Bob Mcgrath Const., Addition and Interior Remodel • 14 Terrace Dr. $1,476 Homeowner, Deck • 14550 Westchester Dr. $10,000 Top Gun Restoration, Reroof • 4470 Witches Hollow Ln, $6,000 Top Gun Restoration, Reroof • 8934 BeLLC.ove Cir. $10,000 Top Gun Restoration, Reroof • 1920 Capulin Dr. $5,898 N. Murphy Construction Inc., Reroof • 4886 Rusty Nail Pt 101, $29,497 Homeowner, Basement Finish • 1130 E Moreno Ave. $1,500 Homeowner, Reroof • 14160 Westchester Dr.

$19,000 Cabin Creek Construction, Interior Remodel • 13575 Murphy Rd, $100 Homeowner, To Complete Permit #d80216 • 6397 Chippewa Rd, $4,500 Jkd Enterprises, Inc. Dba Ascent Roofing, Reroof • 6399 Chippewa Rd, $4,500 Jkd Enterprises, Inc. Dba Ascent Roofing, Reroof • 5435 Wilhelm Dr. $4,950 Environmental Pro Services,LLC., Reroof • 5950 Farthing Dr. $11 Lianro Metal Roofs, Inc., Reroof • 20075 E Elk Creek Dr. $14,100 Decks By Schmillen, Deck (764 Sq Ft) • 3219 Michigan Ave. $6,200 Alpha Omega Construction, Basement Remodel • 1547 W Costilla St. $7,074 Peak View Roofing, Reroof • 1321 Tappan Cir. $5,250 Peak View Roofing, Reroof • 545 N Bear Paw Ln, $20,000 Peak View Roofing, Reroof • 7680 Whitehorn Ct. $6,344 Peak View Roofing, Reroof • 18245 Knollwood Blvd, $500 Homeowner, Basement Remodel • 1510 N Chelton Rd, $6,200 Homeowner, Reroof • 921 E Columbia St. $9,794 Peak Basement Systems, Foundation Repair • 6523 Farthing Dr. $25,602 Peak Basement Systems, Foundation Repair • 17460 Colonial Park Dr. $20,000 Colorado Custom Decks Inc., Enclosed Porch • 5170 Paradox Dr. $1,993 Vaile Construction, LLC., Deck • 4359 Winding Cir. $8,500 Squires Const. & Adjusting Of Colorado, Reroof • 95 Pontiac Loop, $13,800 R. T. Stucco, Stucco • 4055 W Woodmen Rd, $47,858 Schwers Construction Co, Basement Finish • 3346 Kestrel Dr. $1,220 Homeowner, Patio Cover • 9552 Avenida Hermosa Vw. $8,400 Homeowner, Reroof • 730 Allegheny Dr. $6,750 Prime Roofing, Reroof • 5380 Alturas Dr. $7,000 Ace Construction & Exteriors, Reroof • 919 Potter Pl. $6,000 Ace Construction & Exteriors, Reroof • 6095 Del Paz Ct. $5,400 Zede Roofing, Reroof • 2025 Sarsi Dr. $11,025 Durabull Roofing, Reroof • 5665 Tomah Dr. $4,509 Pyramid Roofing Corp, Reroof • 4011 W Darby Cir. $13,300 Alliance Roofing Inc., Reroof • 6510 Stonehedge Dr. $2,100 High Performance Const. LLC. Structural Mod • 16 Bonfoy Ave. $5,402 Jr Roof Maintenance, Reroof • 508 William Ave. $3,900 G & G Roofing SpecialiSt, Reroof • 1485 Shadberry Ct. $4,000 Cls Construction, Reroof • 4934 Wood Brook Ct. $8,311 Old World Construction, Inc., Reroof • 2847 Merry Ln, $4,000 Legacy Customs, Reroof • 5542 Vantage Vista Dr. $37,684 Elite Prop. Of America, Inc., Basement Finish • 2163 Whitewood Dr. $2,808 Metro Construction, Inc., Reroof • 5225 Silver Dr. $10,487 Old World Construction, Inc., Reroof • 4814 Harvest Rd, $3,000 Homeowner, Interior Remodel • 5150 Airport Rd 42, $3,780 A.w.l. Roofing & Contracting, Reroof • 1110 Knollwood Cir. $4,800 Homeowner, Reroof • 5415 Topaz Dr. $10,000 Coltech Homes, Inc., Reroof • 109 Columbine Rd, $2,400 New Creation Construction, Deck • 2113 Pheasant Pl. $2,879 New Creation Construction, Deck • 20725 Sahara Dr. $10,000 Tuff Shed Inc., Shed • 6945 Highland Vista Dr. $5,200 1st Call Home Services, Reroof • 1969 Traces Ln, $5,200 1st Call Home Services, Reroof • 221 E Uintah St. $12,000 First General Svs of Co Spgs, Reroof • 180 High Ridge Vw. $10,000 Bryant Const. & Fine Carpentry, Deck • 5794 Dynasty Ridge Ct. $45,000 Gold Rush Constr & Bldg Co, Addition • 6661 Pony Express Dr. $6,000 Certified Property Renovations LLC. Reroof • 9503 Brisk Breeze Ct. $6,500 Veterans Construction Inc., Reroof • 4120 Sleepy Creek Dr. $6,500

Veterans Construction Inc., Reroof • 3070 Richfield Dr. $30,000 Colorado Custom Decks Inc., Covered Deck • 345 Cheshire Ct. $17,000 Stewart Construction, Co, 2 Decks • 8360 Pepperridge Dr. $50 Homeowner, Basement Finish • 1690 Hill Cir. $14,223 Reliable Roofing Systems, LLC. Reroof • 1199 Stanton St. $2,500 Homeowner, Reroof • 2810 Oro Blanco Dr. $8,200 First General Svs of Co Spgs, Reroof • 3415 Knotwood Dr. $5,326 N. Murphy Construction Inc., Reroof • 4659 Scenic Cir. $3,900 Homeowner, Reroof • 2530 E Payne Cir. $3,000 Zede Roofing, Reroof • 5440 Jennifer Ln, $580,000 Reynolds Roofing Systems, LLC., Reroof • 7020 Fountainside Grv. $5,645 Hunter Roofing Pros, Reroof • 1302 Mesa Ave. $3,500 Wilcox Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 11050 Hwy 115, $16,000 Brian Pierce Roofing, Reroof • 1403 Eagle View Dr. $5,200 Scheffe’s Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 6540 Glade Park Dr. $4,879 Robbins Roofing Specialist Inc., Reroof • 228 E Jefferson St. $6,000 Ace Construction & Exteriors, Reroof • 7905 Catbird Ct. $21,190 Homeowner, Basement Finish • 315 E Woodmen Rd, $22,000 Property Matters, LLC. Reroof • 6029 Copper Mountain Dr. $7,400 Total Roofing, Reroof • 723 N Foote Ave. $7,216 Abello’s Roofing LLC., Reroof • 4190 London Ln, $4,500 Impact Builders LLC., Reroof • 3005 Oro Blanco Dr. $2,500 T.s. Meinert, LLC., Interior Remodel • 1145 Tulip Pl. $5,637 Abello’s Roofing LLC., Reroof • 6770 Caballero Ave. $23,000 D. A. Johnson, Inc., Addition • 9564 Holton Ct. $4,352 Saint Aubyn Homes, LLC., Deck • 925 Stargate Dr. $7,535 Abello’s Roofing LLC., Reroof • 4905 Wineskin Cir. $4,609 Metro Construction, Inc., Reroof • 5963 Maroon Mesa Dr. $10,000 Rampart Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 1614 Marquita Ave. $6,400 Rampart Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 1711 Columbine Rd, $8,300 Rampart Roofing, Inc., Reroof • 10975 Loy Creek Rd, $30,000 Homeowner, Deck (864 Sq Ft) • 3308 Santa Rosa St. $5,206 Western Roofing Specialists, Reroof • 5334 E Descanso Cir. $15,000 Pittman Construction, LLC., Addition • 10880 Yoemans Park Dr. $2,400 Homeowner, Stucco • 4165 Chenango Dr. $6,000 Homeowner, Patio Cover • 2275 Piros Dr. $5,873 Total Roofing, Reroof • 6154 Wolf Village Dr. $1,600 Homeowner, Pergola • 17850 New London Rd, $5,000 New Creation Construction, Deck • 10951 Klondike Dr. $6,500 Affordable Views By Rjb Const., Framing Modification • 1326 N Cascade Ave. $2,500 Affordable Views By Rjb Const., Garage Header • 1530 Hollyhock Dr. $4,400 1st Priority Roofing, LLC., Reroof • 10835 Mcgahan Dr. $3,000 Homeowner, Shed • 2947 Country Club Dr. $7,000 Robbins Roofing Specialist Inc., Reroof • 4505 Dublin Blvd, $125,000 Dc Enterprise, Siding • 835 Emory Cir. $85,000 Premier Roofing Company, LLC., Reroof • 2030 W Colorado Ave. $8,580 Weathercraft Co Of Co Spgs Inc., Reroof


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Beautifully maintained. Freshly Painted through out. Loads of light, open living, hardwood and carpet, main level bedroom, elegant see through fireplace separating living room and family room. High vaulted ceilings create a spacious grand entry that accents staircase to upper level. Full basement ready for personal touch can be 5th bedroom with en suite and a great media/fun room.

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Great rm w/peaked ceiling, FP & hrdwd flrs. New kitchen w/cherry cabinetry, slab granite & stainless appliances. New paint & carpet. Huge deck & patio. 2 dry bars. Courtyard w/water feature. MLS 747269 $535,000


This immaculate condo is move-in ready. Recent updates include new carpet, new paint and new tiled floors in the kitchen & all baths. Remodeled kitchen w/ new cabinetry & granite tiled counters. New hot water & furnace in 2010. A/C. Designated parking space. MLS 760055 $125,000

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Enjoy forever views of the Sangre de Christo mountains. Meticulously detailed home with 2767 square feet on the main plus 952 on upper. Stunning great room with limestone fireplace and soaring 24’ wood ceiling. Covered 46’ X 17’ back patio. Special details include hand-made pine doors, wide-plank hardwood floors with radiant heat, travertine bathrooms, hand-made cabinetry and four fireplaces. MLS 760540 $1,122,000 The Canyons at Broadmoor

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Custom home on 1.1 acres. Great room w/19’ peaked ceiling. Gourmet kitchen opens to big FR. Main level guest suite. Private master suite on upper level w/2 view decks. Park-like setting. Huge entertaining patio w/firepit & fountain. MLS 738030 $1,500,000 Broadmoor Resort

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S Tejon St


Colorado Springs

VIN BM198511 36,546 Mi. White


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* From now until March 31st, 2013, Hertz Car Sales® is reducing by $1,000 the price it would ordinarily charge for all vehicles and is reducing by $100 the price it would ordinarily charge for all Vehicle Protection Plans. Monthly payment is based on an APR of 2.9%, with a term of 60 months and a down payment of 10%. A 60-month contract at a rate of 2.9% would require payments of $17.92 per $1,000 financed. For amounts financed less than $10,000.00, higher rates may apply. On approved credit. Not all buyers will qualify; buyers who do not qualify for the promotional rates may qualify for other terms and conditions. Residency restrictions apply. The listed price and monthly payment includes all costs except tax, finance charges, emission test costs, and transportation costs and the purchase of any optional Vehicle Protection Plan. Inventory subject to prior sale. All Hertz certified used vehicles have been carefully selected from the rental fleet and come with a limited warranty of 12 month /12,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Dealer will not be bound by good faith mistakes. All pictures are for illustration purposes only. See dealer for details.


❘ the gazette ❘ Saturday, March 23, 2013

bob penkhus mitsubishi






StOck #: a44M13

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport awd

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Bob Penkhus Mitsubishi 4391 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Sales: 855-483-2627 Service: 855-235-2627

Sales Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Service Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat.: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outlander Sport, 36 month lease plus tax, title and license. $2,699 plus acquisition fee due at lease signing, 12,000 miles a year. Lancer, 24 month lease plus tax, title and license. $2,499 plus acquisition fee due at lease signing, 12,000 miles a year. With approved credit. Must qualify for loyalty or conquest incentives. Dealer retains all incentives. Photos for illustration only. See dealer for details. Offers end 3/31/13.