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TUESday May 17, 2011

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Carlos Gonzalez’s three-run home run was the difference as the Rockies rallied to beat the Giants and an unusually wild Tim Lincecum, aka The Freak, at Coors Field.

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Many lives depend on leak lookout As Southerners flee for higher ground, a small army of engineers, deputies and prison inmates are keeping round-the-clock watch over the levees and floodwalls holding the Mississippi River at bay. A7

local

Neighbor: Killing was ‘over a woman’ After a man was shot Monday in a Penrose mobile home, a witness said the victim had entered the house to confront his exgirlfriend’s new boyfriend. “I tried to stop that guy and he didn’t listen,” the neighbor said. A3

Arapahoe Basin extending season The ski area will open for at least two extra weekends in June to take advantage of plentiful snow. A3

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new entryway opens to cops 8-1 ruling offers more leeway in drug searches By DaviD G. SavaGe Chicago Tribune —

WASHINGTON • The U.S. Supreme Court gave police more leeway to break into homes or apartments in search of illegal drugs when they suspect the evidence might be destroyed. The justices said officers who smell marijuana and loudly knock

on the door may break in if they hear sounds that suggest the residents are scurrying to hide drugs. Residents who “attempt to destroy evidence have only themselves to blame” when police burst in, said Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. for an 8-1 majority. In a lone dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she feared

the ruling in a Kentucky case gives police an easy way to ignore the Fourth Amendment. She said its “core requirement” is that officers have probable cause and a search warrant before they break into a house. “How ‘secure’ do our homes —

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Channel 5 viewers will be able to vote for their favorite guest sportscaster featured this week on “The Celebrity Sports Apprentice.” Among guests are Rachael Flatt and Troy Calhoun. A4

Election Day has finally arrived. By this time tomorrow, Colorado Springs will know who will be the head honcho at City Hall for the next four years. If all goes online > according to in depth plan, that is. See comCity Clerk plete K a t h r y n election coverYoung said age, including last week that candidate she hopes to profiles, elecfinish count- tion office ing ballots in locations, and the fiercely analysis at c o m p e t i - gazette.com/ tive mayoral sections/vote. race between And tonight, Steve Bach get up-to-theand Richard minute news Skorman to- and results, at day. gazette.com Y o u n g didn’t finish counting the ballots the night of the April 5 election, choosing to send election workers home instead. For this election, Young has hired additional workers

science

Astronauts’ wives, kids watch launch Among family members of Endeavour’s crew was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is still recovering from a gunshot wound. The liftoff marks the next-to-last space shuttle flight. A7

health

Cases of ADHD in adults could jump That’s because psychiatrists are considering a proposal that would make diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder easier. A8

sports

Falcon football coach resigns Jason Catron, who helped build Falcon into a power in his six years, says it’s time to step down. B1

business

Countries angle for top IMF spot Emerging nations hope they have a shot at leading the International Monetary Fund after its leader was arrested in a sex-assault case. B10

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High 70 • Low 42 Afternoon wind will take away from an otherwise splendid day.

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Top: Marine Corps athletes at attention for the national anthem Monday during Opening Ceremonies for the Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center. Warrior Games competition among the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy/Coast Guard and Special Operations athletes begins today. ABoVE: Members of the Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard pass athlete sculptures Monday during Opening Ceremonies. Competition begins today and continues through Saturday at venues at the Olympic Training Center, Garry Berry Stadium and the Air Force Academy. photo gallery at gazette.com. RiGHT: Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike Bell, right, carries the torch during Opening Ceremonies. moRE iN spoRTs

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man, toddler dead after 6-hour standoff Possible murder-suicide follows woman’s shooting earlier in day by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com —

A man in his early 20s and a toddler were found dead Monday evening in a Fountain home after six-hour standoff, which ensued when a woman was shot outside the house. “We are investigating it as a mur-

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his wife and 2-year-old were with him. One of the officers drove off in the cruiser, and the second ran down the street on foot, Kippen said, and the police car went around the corner. Neighbor Suzette Washington said she saw the man in the window holding a gun during the exchange.

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The chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee netted a base salary last year of $425,995, while his predecessor was paid $135,385 in 2010 for the final chapter of her tumultuous stint and the person who came before her got a $116,252 severance package, according to tax filings released Monday by the Colorado Springs-based organization. Total compensation of Scott Blackmun ($638,407)

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lotteries

Lotto: 2, 13, 34, 35, 39, 42

Wednesday’s estimated jackpot: $6.8 million

Cash 5: 3, 14, 16, 27, 30

election: Mayor will be sworn in June 7

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MatchPlay: 5, 8, 16, 21, 22, 35 Today’s estimated jackpot: $300,000

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and encouraged voters to turn in their ballots early to try to avoid a repeat of last month. Of the 154,778 ballots mailed to voters at the end of last month, nearly 52 percent — or 77,536 ballots — had been returned and scanned as of Friday, according to the City Clerk’s Office. When eight mayoral candidates were on the ballot last month, 88,960 ballots were cast. Ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office or one of six drop-off locations by 7 p.m. today. Inactive voters who didn’t get a ballot in the mail and who have no changes to their registration can pick up a ballot at the clerk’s office, but they should give themselves enough time to fill it out and return it by 7 p.m., city spokeswoman Mary Scott said Monday. Voters who need to change registration must do so at an El Paso County Elections Office. “They can go to any one of our three

drop-off spots

Here are the city’s ballot drop-off locations, which will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: City Clerk’s Office, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 101 Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fire Station No. 8, 3737 Airport Road Fire Station No. 17, 3750 Tutt Blvd. Fire Station No. 19, 2490 Research Parkway Fire Station No. 20, 6755 Rangewood Drive Gold Hill Police Substation, 955 W. Moreno Ave. offices. But after they come here, they are likely to then go over to the City Clerk’s Office, so it really makes a lot of sense to just have them come to our downtown office (at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave.) because we’re close to each other,” county Election Manager Liz Olson said.

usoc: Salaries of 5 key employees totaled $1.6 million

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Centennial Hall will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, she said. The county’s other election offices at 8830 N. Union Boulevard and at the southeast corner of Powers Boulevard and Airport Road will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Olson said. Voters can go directly to the City Clerk’s Office to get a ballot, she said. Voters must go to one of the county’s election offices first “only if they need to make residential address changes,” she said. “We don’t have ballots,” Olson said. “We’re just updating their records for them.” Bach, 68, a commercial real estate broker, and Skorman, 58, a downtown businessman and former city councilman, are vying to become the city’s first strong mayor. Under a new form of government approved by voters in November, the next mayor will have broad new powers that include appointing department heads and developing spending priorities. The next mayor will be sworn in June 7.

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in the first year of a four-year contract dropped 37 percent compared with the $1,006,336 collected in 2009 by Stephanie Streeter, who was succeeded by Blackmun in January 2010. Streeter will go off the USOC’s books next year, when her severance is publicized, and Jim Scherr is off now that he has cashed his severance, two years after the USOC board forced him into a hasty resignation. Salaries of five key USOC employees (Blackmun, former chief operating officer Norman Bellingham, marketing chief Lisa Baird, financial chief Walter Glover and general counsel Rana Dershowitz) equaled $1.6 million, a decrease of 23 percent from 2009, and their compensation of $2.3 million was down 42 percent. In addition to Scherr, the USOC gave former human resources chief John McWilliams a $175,000 severance payment, and former international relations chief Robert Fasulo got a $94,739 severance check. Fasulo landed $182,635 in salary from the USOC, with a total compensation of $447,537, and McWilliams had $109,880 in salary, along with $411,073 in total compensation, which included a housing allowance also rendered to Streeter. Total revenue for the USOC was $250.6 million, and total expenses were

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“Once upon a time The Olympics were special .... not any more. Simply a bunch of money grubbers hiding behind mostly underpaid/modestly compensated athletes that make the robber barons millions.“ - rabblerouser7 “The USOC paid nothing. The residents of CS paid an unreasonable amount while their infrastructure dies.” - coloradie “I like the $250M revenue and $191M of expenses. So any chance they could share the profits in a tiny way? Like giving the city of colorado Springs just 10% back? Two million bucks might put a couple cops on the street, water a few medians, open an Olympic (opps trademarked word, sorry USOC) pool for the summer, and pave a couple blocks worth of potholes.” - timfotinos $191.5 million, as the USOC’s net assets increased from $119.2 million to $179.1 million, mainly from a boost via the 2010 Vancouver Games. The USOC got $105.1 million in broadcast rights and $71.8 million in royalties, and highdollar contributors included the city of Colorado Springs at $19.7 million, the

U.S. Olympic Foundation at $8.9 million, the Department of Defense at $4.6 million and the Department of Veterans Affairs at $3.6 million. The USOC spent $69.3 million on athletes and national governing bodies; $22.8 million on the Olympic Training Center and athletic complexes in Chula Vista, Calif., and Lake Placid, N.Y.; and $17.8 million on international events. It paid $9.9 million to three direct mail firms, $2.7 million to a hospitality company and $1.1 million to a catering company. Its endowment rose from $16.7 million to $31.5 million, with $14.9 million in offerings. Among other USOC expenses were $37.7 million on salaries and benefits; $16.3 million on Paralympic programs; $3.5 million on anti-doping efforts; $3.3 million on broadcast properties; $2.6 million on communications; $2.3 million on international relations; $2 million on sports medicine; and $1.2 million on sports science and technology. The USOC also reported $14.6 million on travel; $7 million on occupancy; $6.8 million on postage; $3.9 million on events; $2.9 million on maintenance; $1.9 million on payroll taxes; $1.7 million on public information; $1.3 million on promotions; $1.2 million on meetings; $1.1 million on office costs; $916,468 on legal; and $242,453 on accounting.

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May 17, 1911 Electric signs, which are becoming more popular than ever all over the United States, will feature in the advertising of Colorado Springs business men this summer, and the downtown section will be better lighted than ever. At least a dozen firms are planning elaborate electric signs. May 17, 1936 City government cost each taxpayer in Colorado Springs only a fraction of a cent more than the price of a postage stamp each day last year. The total cost of city government in 1935 was $612,158.43, an expenditure of $18.41 per capita or 5.03 cents per day for each resident of the city. May 17, 1961 Mrs. Roger Barnes, who became the first mother on Mothers Day last Sunday, was presented a cook-it-with-beef cookbook by Mrs. Ordell Larson, president of the Pikes Peak Cowbelles. The Barnes baby, named Janette Luann, checked in at 12:03 a.m., Sunday at Penrose Hospital. The Cowbelles, most of which are wives of cattle ranchers, promote beef cookery as one of their major projects. COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM

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In 1510, Early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli died in Florence, Italy; he was probably in his mid 60s. In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street. In 1849, fire erupted in St. Louis, Mo., resulting in the loss of three lives, more than 400 buildings and some two dozen steamships. In 1911, actress Maureen O’Sullivan was born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. In 1946, President Harry S. Truman seized control of the nation’s railroads, delaying — but not preventing — a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, unanimously struck down racially segregated public schools.

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cuts not as bad as once feared Mill levy override, higher enrollment ease pain by Kristina iodice kristina.iodice@gazette.com —

A recent mill levy override and increased enrollment helped lessen the budget blow in Academy School District 20, but it still must cut about $5.5 million from its 2011-12 budget. The district plans to eliminate 16 positions, suspend textbook purchases and change technology purchase plans, among other things. “There was a palpable sigh of relief across the district,” board member Gary Coulter said at an April board meeting, in response to news that class-size increases, furloughs and pay cuts were not on the table. The 2011-12 budget, including cuts, will be presented at a board meeting Wednesday. A public hearing is planned for June before the board adopts it. “The school district has to live paycheck to paycheck, year to year,” said Tom Gregory, D-20 chief fiscal officer. “From what we’re hearing, 2013 won’t be any better.” The governor’s proposed budget would have cut about $375 million from education. The final bill, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 6, decreased that cut to $227.5 million. The Colorado Springs School District 11 board on April 27 approved a preliminary budget with about $10 million in cuts. Falcon School District 49 officials say they must come up with almost $11 million in cuts. In District 20, per-pupil funding for 2011-12 is projected to be about $350 less than this year. It’s a smaller amount than figured by the Colorado Department of Education, but that’s because District 20 is banking on only 84 additional students coming into the district. “We’ll always make a conservative student count,” Gregory said. “If we don’t hit that, we lose funding.” The projected revenue for next year is $170.8 million. The small bump in projected enrollment and the 2008 mill levy override decreased a possible $7 million cut to about $5.5 million. Restructuring technology purchases yielded an additional $1.5 million in savings. Just over $1.1 million will be saved by cutting positions: six in central office administration and 10 “fulltime equivalent” positions across 31 schools. The district has about 2,800 employees, and many if not all the cuts will be covered by retirements. About 50 people are retiring, said Nanette Anderson, D-20 spokeswoman. Gregory said the personnel cuts are equivalent to about one-third of a position at each school and could be spread across hours for attendance clerks, or lunch and playground monitors. “All schools can do that without touching teaching staff,” he said. Anderson said such cuts are at the discretion of the principal at each school. The district will suspend textbook purchases a year, a savings of about $850,000. Some students may have —

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Looking ahead

• 4 p.m. Wednesday — budget presentation for the school board • 5 p.m. June 2 — public hearing in the board room, 1110 Chapel Hills Drive • 5:30 p.m. June 16 — budget adoption by school board

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man dies after being shot Official says ‘make my day’ law may apply by Jakob RodgeRs jakob.rodgers@gazette.com —

PENROSE • A 30-year-old man was shot Monday in the bedroom of a Penrose mobile home where he apparently went to confront his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend, a witness told The Gazette. The victim, August Michael Kaleta Jr., was found lying in the doorway of a mobile home and died at the scene, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office said. The man suspected of pulling the trigger was questioned by deputies and released about 6 p.m. Monday, said Fremont County sheriff’s Capt. Don Pinover.

“It could be a ‘make by day’ situation,” Pinover said. The Colorado “make my day” law says people may use deadly force to protect themselves in their homes. Salvador Jaquez, a resident of the mobile home park at 519 I St. in Penrose, said he saw Kaleta pull up and followed him as he went “right in” to the home. He said Kaleta and the shooting suspect “had a history” and there had been a physical altercation a couple of days earlier. “I tried to stop that guy and he didn’t listen,” Jaquez said of Kaleta. He said Kaleta went into a bedroom, and then Jaquez heard shots and Kaleta came out

wounded and apologizing to “Danny.” Jaquez identified the man who shot Kaleta as Daniel Haywood, 23, who has lived in the mobile home about four months. Ted Risberg, the mobile home park manager, said Haywood is the roommate of a tenant who has lived in the park about six months. He said he’s had no problems with the two men. Jaquez said Haywood apparently awoke to find Kaleta standing over him. “It was self-defense,” Jaquez said. “He doesn’t belong in jail.” Jaquez said the two men were friends until Haywood starting dating Kaleta’s ex-girlfriend. “Over a woman,” he said. —

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courts

outdoors

The face of concentration

records: woman warned not to drive Driver in fatal crash faces five homicide counts by Kevin vaughn The Denver Post —

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Blade Jones, 4, of Colorado Springs, casts a line into Prospect Lake. He and his dad spent the morning fishing and had some quick luck getting their first catch just after arriving. Today could be another great one for fishing, as the weather forecast calls for sunshine and a high of 70 degrees. Full report, Page 6.

Jennifer Michelle, of Denver, skis in a prom dress at Arapahoe Basin on Sunday. The ski area said it received more than 420 inches of snow this year. CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

DENVER • A woman facing homicide charges in a car crash that killed five people had been warned by doctors not to drive until she saw a neurologist after a 2006 seizurelike episode — but she never went to see the specialist, according to court documents. Monica Chavez, 24, told investigators that she never went because “she and her family could not afford a specialist,” according to an arrest affidavit made available Monday. Chavez’s medical records show entries stating that she should not drive until cleared by a neurologist. Records also show that she signed discharge papers that admonished her to see a neurologist. Chavez faces five counts of criminally negligent homicide in the Feb. 17 deaths of Randy Stollsteimer, 34, his wife Crystal, 31, and their three sons, Sebastian, 12, Darrian, 9, and Cyrus, 7. In addition to the 2006 seizure, the affidavit alleges another similar episode in a parking lot in approximately August 2010. In each case, Chavez insisted she was simply dehydrated and had pushed herself “too hard.” She has said through a family spokesman that she doesn’t remember what happened during the February crash.

arapahoe basin

at least 2 extra weekends of fun for snow lovers by dena rosenberry dena.rosenberry@gazette.com —

Arapahoe Basin is extending its season by at least two weekends to take advantage of a great snow year. The ski area — the only liftserved ski area still open for the season in Colorado — is open daily through June 5 and will reopen for at least two three-day weekends

June 10-12 and June 17-19. The ski area has reported more than 420 inches of snow this season, and 15 inches in the last week. Skiers and riders are still cruising over a 94-inch base. “Having our greatest season in years, ideally we —

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KOAA introduces celebrity sportscasters Move over, Donald Trump. KOAA/ cons hockey coach Frank Serratore Channel 5 has the celebrities on steps up to the teleprompter. And on Friday, former Denver camera, sportscasters for a day, on “The Celebrity Sports Apprentice” Bronco and current Manitou Springs this week at 5 and 6 p.m. on News football coach Justin Armour is at the First 5. sports desk. “Each ‘apprentice’ will be a guest There’s not much prep time. Each is coming in early that day to learn how sportscaster, on-set, in the 5 and 6 p.m. shows,” said Lee Douglas, KOAA tv talk to read off of the teleprompter, so it sports director. “Viewers will be able paul could be an interesting sportscast. to vote for their favorite online at kavaNaugh And the big prize for the viewer’s newsfirst5.com.” choice? “We’ll whip up a certificate or Today’s celebrity sportscaster is columnist 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Champ Raplaque of some sort,” Douglas said. chael Flatt. On Wednesday, Air Force Academy football coach Troy Calhoun will New faces be on camera. On Thursday, Air Force FalOne of the newer reporters on KKTV/Chan-

nel 11 is Kendra Potter, who joined the station from KNOP/Channel 2 in North Platte, Neb. Potter was the 6 and 10 p.m. news anchor, and has been the evening producer, reporter and photographer/editor, and filled in for weather and sports as needed. Potter won the Best “TV Personality Reader’s Choice” award two years in a row, 2009 and 2010. “I am more than delighted to be back in my home state reporting on the news that is important to the people of the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area,” Potter said. “One of my favorite features of this beautiful area is the gorgeous mountains, a sight I have deeply missed and one I will never take for

granted.” The Thornton native graduated at the top of her class from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting (Lakewood campus) in 2006.

Music festival highlights

The next several Sunday afternoons will be filled with the highlights of the 2010 Colorado College Summer Music Festival on KCME (88.7 FM), from 3 to 4 p.m. through June 5. “We hope the community will listen to these wonderful broadcasts and support The Colorado College Summer Music Festival by attending the live concerts this summer,” said Jeanna Wearing, KCME general manager, in an email. The festival will run June 6 through 26.

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would like to stay open on the weekends until the Fourth of July, but it’s too early to know what the conditions will be to make that call,” said Alan Henceroth, A-Basin’s chief operations officer. During the extended season the ski area will open at 8:30 a.m. with two lifts serving top-to-bottom skiing. Black Mountain Express will close at 2 p.m., and Lenawee Mountain Lift will close at 2:30 p.m. Walk-up lift tickets will be $39 for adults, $29 for

youths and $19 for children. No other discount or lift ticket offer will be accepted during this period. All season passes and pre-purchased lift tickets valid at A-Basin during the regular season will be valid during the extended summer season. A $10 barbecue lunch special will be featured on the deck at Black Mountain Lodge, the A-Frame café will be open for breakfast, and the 6th Alley bar will serve pizza and drinks. The retail and rental shops will be open.

d-20: Seeks fuel bids every two weeks instead of long-term deal from page 3 —

to walk a bit farther to bus stops, but the slight route changes will save the district $400,000, Gregory said. Fuel costs, however, are a concern, he said. They have more than doubled in the past year. The district doesn’t have a long-term price contract, instead, it seeks fuel bids every other week. The school board budget also took a cut of 11 percent, about $10,000, for the second year. The board spends its money on district election fees, memberships dues and recognitions for employees.

Another $1.8 million will be pulled from reserves. Cuts are difficult to adjust once set, but reserve funds can be adjusted if the funding improves, he said. The consumption of reserves enabled the district to give a one-time compensation boost to all employees, totaling $1.6 million, Gregory said. The fiscal plans in District 20, like all the others, are based on assumptions. Student count and tax assessments, figured in late August, are critical. “If it comes in worse, it makes the whole picture worse,” Gregory said. —

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County to discuss gate in Woodmoor El Paso County Commissioners will hold a public work session to discuss a traffic study on Doewood Drive in Woodmoor from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the County Office Building, 27 E. Vermijo Ave., third floor hearing room. County staff will present projected costs and impacts of leaving in place an emergency access gate that blocks public access to this dirt road near Monument, closing it entirely or making it a through street. Neighbors will have a chance to weigh in on the issue that has divided the community since 1996, when the gate was installed at the request of county commissioners at that time. The area has been built out since then, which prompted a review of the transportation requirements. No formal action will be taken today. The item is scheduled to be presented at the board’s May 31 meeting. —

Apply soon for Adjustment board Friday is the last day to

apply to serve on the Board of Adjustment, which hears and decides zoning variance requests to El Paso County’s code. Members are appointed to one-year terms by the Board of County Commissioners and may serve six consecutive terms. The Emergency Services Agency, an advisory board that regulates private ambulance service contract compliance, also needs a volunteer. The deadline to apply is June 3. Volunteer applications are at www.elpasoco.com, under “volunteer boards.” For more information, call 520-6436. —

2 suspected in copper wire theft Two people were arrested early Monday on suspicion of stripping copper wire from streetlights in the area of Mesa Road and Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs police said. Police were called to the area about 5:30 a.m. to investigate what appeared to be people hiding something in a field. Police said they caught the individuals, whose names were not released, with copper wiring in their possession.

The two people were jailed, police said. —

Grants available for kids’ health Low-income families from Colorado can apply for grants of up to $5,000 for uncovered medical expenses for their children, thanks to a program through UnitedHealthcare. Last year, the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation awarded $75,000 to 22 Colorado families to pay for treatment and medical equipment not covered by their insurance. Grants have been used to pay for physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, counseling services, wheelchairs, orthotics and hearing aids, among other services and equipment. To be eligible for grants, the children must be 16 years old or younger and covered by commercial insurance. Families must meet economic requirements. For more information or to apply for a grant, go to www.uhccf.org and click on “medical grants.” the gazette

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A winged Julia Tobin, of Denver, skis Arapahoe Basin on Sunday. The ski area plans to extend its season beyond its original closing date of June 5.

DENVER • A Democratic state senator is moving forward with a ballot initiative to raise Colorado’s income and sales taxes, saying Monday that the hikes will collect about $3 billion during five years to fund the state’s beleaguered education budget. Backed by a class of fourth-graders at the state Capitol, Boulder Sen. Rollie Heath conceded that the business community’s muscle is not behind him yet. But he said he would start the process of collecting signatures and raising money to let voters decide on the tax hike in November. The campaign would be driven by concerned parents and grandparents, Heath said. “This is going to be, I would hope, the greatest grass-roots effort that this state has seen. This is not going to be one that’s driven by big business or labor or anything else,” he said. Heath is proposing to raise the sales and use tax rate to 3 percent, up from 2.9 percent. He also wants to raise the state’s individual and corporate tax rates to 5 percent, up from 4.63 percent. The increases would be in effect from 2012 to 2017, and the money collected would go to kindergarten to 12th-grade funding and colleges.

“Cutting schools and colleges is moving Colorado in the wrong direction. And just when you’re driving your car in the wrong direction, the longer you wait to do a Uturn, the longer it takes back to get where you need to be,” said Laura McDonald, a Longmont mother who spoke in support of the initiative. Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton said the fact that Heath is going to the ballot proves he has no support at the Legislature, which concluded the 2011 session last week. “I think he chose to have it on the Monday after the legislative session ended because he knows there’s no support for this initiative in the state,” Stapleton said. The ballot proposal, which will be known as Initiative 25, would be a tax increase of $163 annually for a family with a yearly income of $55,700, Heath said. Stapleton said that amount is still detrimental for struggling families and businesses. Because it’s one of the biggest parts of the budget, Colorado’s education has seen big cuts in recent years as lawmakers deal with the Great Recession. For the next fiscal year that starts in July, K-12 funding faces a cut of about $227 million. And lawmakers say they’ll have to cut education again the next fiscal year.

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Moments later, a woman was shot as she fled from the house, witnesses said. The condition of the woman who was shot about 2:30 p.m. Monday has not been released. However, a witness said Fountain police told her the woman was out of surgery and in the intensive care unit. Tiffany LaGuardia, who lives in the neighborhood and was driving by when she saw the commotion, said the woman was shot three times — in the side, the upper right torso and the arm. “She came out screaming and yelling for help,” LaGuardia said. The woman, an employee of the El Paso County Sheriff ’s Office, managed to open the passenger door on LaGuardia’s pickup truck before collapsing. The man ran back in the house and there was a second report of shots fired shortly after the woman was shot, Haley said. Fountain police surrounded the residence and five neighboring homes were evacuated, said Haley, who directed the police emergency response. After surrounding the house, police tried unsuccessfully to make contact with the man, using phones and a public address system. The Colorado Springs Police Department SWAT team was called to the scene, and snipers could be seen atop neighboring houses. A SWAT team entered the home in the 7900 block of Gate Post Lane about 8:25 p.m. and found the man and the child dead. Haley said he couldn’t confirm when police made the first contact at the home. “It appears that there are two shooting time frames. One when the call is being made and one after,” Haley said. No names were released and Haley said the relationships between the three people were not known but it appeared to be a domestic situation.

penrose: ‘All about’ a woman, witness says from page 3 —

“That’s what it was all about.” Kaleta was shot at least once, and investigators found two bullet holes in the adjacent mobile home, Pinover said. No one inside the neighboring home was injured. Pinover said a female was in the trailer where the shooting occurred shortly before 9 a.m. Jaquez said his wife called 911 and he cradled Kaleta as he died. “I saw the life go out of him. I told him, ‘August, why did you do this?’”


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U.S. will respond to cyberattack WASHINGTON • The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online. And in the strongest terms to date, the White House made it clear the U.S. will use its military might to strike back if it comes under a cyberattack that threatens national security. —

Terrorist mocked CIA after torture WASHINGTON • A former speech writer for President George W. Bush said Monday that confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed mocked his CIA interrogators during his March 2003 waterboarding sessions by using his fingers to tick off the number of seconds he would be subjected to near drowning. “He was communicating to his interrogators that he was on to them,” Marc Thiessen said. Thiessen said Monday that Mohammed knew that agents had to relent after 40 seconds, something he may have divined after undergoing the procedure repeatedly. Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times, according to a Justice Department memo written in 2005. —

reports say computerized medical records at risk Investigators call for better security The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • The nation’s push to computerize medical records has failed to fully address long-standing security gaps that expose patients’ most sensitive information to hackers and snoops, government investigators warn. Two reports released Tuesday by the inspector general of the Health and Human Services Department find that the drive to connect hospitals and doctors so they can share patient data electronically is being layered on a system that already has glaring privacy problems. Connecting it could open new path-

ways for hackers, investigators say. The market for illicit health care information is booming. In recent years, the case of a former UCLA Medical Center worker who sold details from the files of actress Farrah Fawcett, singer Britney Spears and others to the National Enquirer gained notoriety. Most cases don’t involve celebrities or get much attention. Yet fraudsters covet health care records, since they contain identifiers such as names, birth dates and Social Security numbers that can be used to construct a false identity or send Medicare bogus bills.

The shortcomings in the system “need to be addressed to ensure a secure environment for health data,” said the main report, adding that the findings “raise concern” about the effectiveness of security safeguards for personal health care information. President Barack Obama has set a goal for every American to have a secure electronic health record by 2014. Eventually, hospitals and doctors would be able to share instantly patients’ clinical information online. That could prevent life-threatening medical mistakes like giving a patient unconscious in the emergency room a drug to which he’s allergic. It could also save money by cutting duplicative lab tests and scans.

President Barack Obama with graduate Christopher Dean and Principal Alisha Kiner before delivering the commencement address at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation in Memphis, Tenn., Monday.

Obama offers deal for training WASHINGTON • The White House is threatening to hold up final passage of three coveted free trade agreements unless lawmakers expand retraining assistance for American workers who lose their jobs because of foreign competition. The move comes as administration officials begin talks on Capitol Hill to finalize the agreements the White House reached to expand trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. President Barack Obama has said the deals are an integral part of his economic agenda, and the pacts have broad Republican support. —

Gingrich scoffs at No. 2 spot WASHINGTON • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he is very serious about seeking the presidency, but he’s laughing off any suggestion that he could end up with the Republican Party’s vice presidential nomination next year. The Georgia Republican tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that going for the No. 2 spot isn’t on his mind, and he scoffs at any suggestion that this could happen. Gingrich said the idea of taking the second spot on the ticket “strikes me as implausible.” NEWS SERVICES

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obama’s bump in poll numbers subsides Significant approval rise after Bin Laden’s death only temporary Los Angeles Times —

LOS ANGELES • The boost in President Barack Obama’s approval ratings after terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan has already faded, according to the Gallup Daily tracking poll. As of May 13, Obama’s approval rating was at 46 percent, the same number he had in the three days before the raid on bin Laden’s compound at the beginning of the month. The president had received a 6-point bump as measured in the Gallup poll after bin Laden’s death.

In addition to getting an approval bump after the raid, Obama got a second bounce as fewer people disapproved of him. After the raid his disapproval numbers fell from 45 percent to 40 percent. In the current tracking poll numbers, his disapproval numbers were at 44 percent, almost the same as before the raid. Gallup Daily tracks the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job the president is doing. Results, which are based on a threeday rolling average, come from telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

The Gallup findings on the initial bump were expected and were similar to that found by most pollsters. While methods and the size of the sample differ, all polls agreed that the president had enjoyed a rise in popularity after the raid. Most of the polls also showed that there was still significant unhappiness with how the president was dealing with the economy. Gallup is not the first to show the positive effects from the death of bin Laden to be fading. A poll by the Pew Center for the People and the Press showed that the president got a 9-point jump to 56 percent approval, but that two-thirds of the increase had faded by last week.

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remain if police, armed with no warrant, can pound on doors at will and … forcibly enter?” Ginsburg asked. An expert on criminal searches said the decision will encourage the police to undertake “knock and talk” raids. “I’m surprised the Supreme Court would condone this, that if the police hear suspicious noises inside, they can break in. I’m even more surprised that nearly all of them went along,” said John Wesley Hall, a criminal defense lawyer in Little Rock, Ark. In the past, the court has insisted that homes are special preserves. As Alito said, the Fourth Amendment “has drawn a firm line at the entrance to the house.” One exception to the search-warrant rule involves an emergency, such as screams coming from a house. Police may also pursue a fleeing suspect who enters a residence. The Kentucky case began when police in Lexington sought to arrest a man who had sold crack cocaine to an informer. They said they followed him to an apartment building but lost sight of him. Upon smelling marijuana coming from an apartment, they said, they pounded on the door and called, “Police. Police. Police,” and heard sounds of people moving. At this, the officers announced they were coming in and broke down the door. The suspect was not in the apartment; instead, police found Hollis King smoking marijuana and arrested him. They also found powder cocaine. King was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to 11 years in prison. The Supreme Court ruled in Kentucky v. King that the officers’ conduct “was entirely lawful,” and they were justified in breaking in to prevent destruction of evidence. The ruling was not a final loss for King. The justices said the Kentucky state court should consider again whether the police faced an emergency situation in this case. Ginsburg, however, said the police did not face a “genuine emergency” and should not have been allowed to enter the apartment without a warrant.

u.s. hits debt Ceiling, lighting the fuse on default By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Newspapers —

WASHINGTON • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner informed Congress on Monday that the U.S. has reached its legal debt limit, setting off a ticking time bomb that could explode in less than three months if lawmakers can’t bridge differences and allow more government borrowing. In hitting the $14.3 trillion limit on how much the government can borrow, the Obama administration

on Monday began temporarily halting payments to the retirement and federal pension accounts of federal workers and started borrowing from those funds, to be restored later. Geithner sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., warning that the government can move money around for about 11 weeks, but if a new debt ceiling isn’t agreed to by Aug. 2, the U.S. government could default on its obligations to its creditors. He warned of

“catastrophic economic consequences for citizens” unless Congress raises the debt ceiling. An increase of about $2 trillion is expected, enough to get the issue past the 2012 elections before Congress would have to lift it again. Republicans who control the House of Representa-

tives vow to link raising the debt ceiling to cuts in government spending of at least equal measure. In a combative statement Monday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, upped the ante. “As I have said numerous times, there will be no debt limit increase without seri-

ous budget reforms and significant spending cuts, cuts that are greater than any increase in the debt limit.” Republicans rule out tax increases and significant cuts in defense spending. The United States continues to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan paid for with borrowing.

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MIKE DANIELS Afternoon wind will take away from what would otherwise be a near perfect spring day. A Pacific storm arrives late tomorrow with rain for the lower elevations and snow in the mountains.

Castle Rock

Steamboat Springs 53/33/t Craig 61/34/t

Mike Daniels forecasts the weather at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. for NewsFirst5.

TODAY

THU.

WED.

Windy PM

PM T-storm

70/42

FRI.

Rain

64/41

SAT.

20% chance

59/39

Glenwood Springs 64/39/t Rifle 65/40/t

Nice day

63/41

69/42

PIKES PEAK ALMANAC

Grand Junction 69/48/t

Official readings measured at Colorado Springs Airport

TEMPERATURE

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

SUN

68 34 68 41 90 (1996) 26 (1916)

Yesterday Month-to-date Year-to-date Normal month-to-date Normal year-to-date

MOON

0.00” 0.24” 1.71” 1.19” 4.50”

Full

May 17

100° 86°

84°

87°

87°

67°

60°

First

88°

68°

70°

June 2

23°

24°

12

13

26°

24°

14

15

Record high

91°

88°

88°

64°

59°

63°

26°

23°

26°

27°

29°

16

Today

19

20

21

30°

18

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Monarch Gunnison 37/25/sn 58/31/t

90° 69°

Monte Vista 63/33/pc Durango 62/35/pc

EXTREMES

STATEWIDE YESTERDAY Hottest 84 La Junta Coolest 28 Dillon NATIONWIDE YESTERDAY Hottest 91 in Marathon, Fla. Coolest 16 in Squaw Valley, Calif.

WATERING GUIDE

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No watering restrictions are in effect, but conservation is encouraged.

ALLERGY INDEX

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

Yesterday Tomorrow hi/lo/wx hi/lo/wx City 74/34/pc 60/41/pc 69/37/pc 67/40/pc 77/34/s 71/38/pc 64/29/pc 70/33/pc 72/29/s

62/33/c 60/45/sh 53/35/sh 65/44/sh 56/33/sh 56/34/sh 47/24/rs 61/45/sh 55/33/sh

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

61/39/pc 72/38/pc 64/28/pc 73/45/pc 75/59/pc 73/37/pc 70/30/s 84/34/pc 79/30/pc

60/41/sh 63/43/sh 44/30/rs 55/38/sh 59/42/sh 61/40/sh 53/29/rs 75/46/c 75/44/sh

8

High

6

Mod.

4

High High High Moderate

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

2

Low

Leadville Limon Montrose Pueblo Rifle Salida Telluride Trinidad

60/31/pc 70/30/pc 74/52/pc 79/31/pc 76/44/pc --/--/-59/43/pc 78/36/pc

45/26/sn 63/37/sh 59/39/sh 70/44/sh 58/39/sh 60/38/sh 41/30/sn 70/40/sh

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

0

AIR QUALITY INDEX Ozone Particulates Carbon Monoxide

41 16 6

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 74.4% full Reservoirs are normally 75.9% full this time of year. Source: Colorado Springs Utilities

Albany Albuquerque Amarillo Anchorage Atlanta Atlantic City Austin Baltimore Billings Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Buffalo Casper Chrlston., SC Chrlston., WV Charlotte Chattanooga Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbia, SC Columbus, GA Columbus, OH Dallas Daytona Bch. Des Moines Detroit Duluth

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67/57/sh 70/43/pc 81/52/pc 57/41/sh 71/52/pc 67/59/sh 84/70/pc 72/58/sh 62/44/t 70/49/pc 64/48/sh 59/43/sh 58/53/sh 64/54/sh 59/40/sh 76/60/pc 61/50/sh 70/51/sh 69/51/sh 54/39/sh 60/51/c 61/53/sh 64/53/sh 73/55/pc 74/51/pc 62/52/t 80/65/pc 82/58/s 68/49/pc 63/53/sh 57/45/pc

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89/65/s 60/46/c 65/39/pc 71/44/s 58/40/c 66/52/sh 71/50/pc 63/44/pc 60/39/pc 60/55/t 63/39/pc 87/72/s 86/64/s 56/48/c 78/56/pc 66/44/s 58/45/sh 72/57/pc 70/47/s 65/54/sh 59/50/c 68/50/pc 86/70/pc 56/44/pc 66/44/s 59/49/sh 71/46/s 62/47/pc 76/59/s 69/58/t 65/57/t

86/56/pc 62/51/c 67/41/sh 70/46/s 50/36/sh 67/51/sh 64/48/sh 60/43/sh 62/49/sh 65/56/sh 59/39/sh 86/72/s 87/69/pc 62/52/sh 80/61/s 68/53/pc 65/51/sh 70/61/sh 75/56/pc 66/56/sh 63/53/sh 73/55/pc 83/71/s 58/49/c 69/51/pc 60/49/sh 74/51/pc 64/51/c 79/65/s 65/59/sh 65/58/r

73/43/pc

Florence

Penrose

76/44/pc

Lamar 77/48/pc NOAA weather radio: 162.475 MHz

70/34/pc --/--/-48/37/pc --/--/-50/32/pc 67/32/pc 56/39/pc --/--/--

51/25/sh 47/30/rs 34/21/rs 48/30/rs 35/20/sn 53/32/sh 45/29/rs 43/33/rs

Yesterday hi/lo/wx

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62/31/0.00 66/32/0.00 76/32/0.00 68/34/0.00 --/--/-68/33/0.00 65/31/0.00 66/34/0.00 69/35/-63/29/0.00

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70/42

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64/43

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78/62/t 65/45/sh 75/54/s 68/44/s 81/60/pc 67/58/pc 71/58/t 84/63/pc 65/55/sh 50/47/sh 64/44/sh

76/60/sh 58/46/t 74/62/t 69/51/pc 84/63/s 66/57/sh 71/61/sh 79/57/c 66/52/sh 52/48/sh 63/45/sh

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

73/43/pc

Fountain

66/44

72/57

Ellicott Security & Widefield 69/42/pc

67/39/pc

60/44

61/52

70/42/pc

Manitou Springs

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

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

Peyton

67/41/pc

Colorado Springs

54/31/pc

Trinidad 75/43/pc

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

63/40/pc

60/34/pc

Cripple Creek

69/42/pc

Black Forest

60/35/pc

Florissant

Calhan

66/39/pc

Divide

62/34/pc

Elbert

66/41/pc

Monument

Woodland Park

COLORADO

City

10

Source: Dr. Robert A Nathan, Asthma & Allergy Associates PC.

El Paso County Teller County Pike National Forest Colorado Springs

66/39/pc

75/43/pc

84

Walsenburg 74/44/pc

Alamosa 65/33/pc

Palmer Lake

Yesterday’s Low

La Junta Pueblo 78/43/pc 79/50/pc

66/41/pc

THE NATION

7

12

Very high

FIRE DANGER

Cañon City 74/43/pc

Record low

HigH Extreme

high high absent low

Colorado Springs 70/42/pc

Salida 66/37/pc

UV INDEX

Tree pollens Mold pollens Grass pollens Weed pollens

Limon 74/43/pc

Buena Vista 59/34/pc

June 9

47°

40° 20°

90°

May 25

56°

53°

New

Cortez 66/39/pc

Denver 69/46/pc

Larkspur

68/38/pc

Updated weather information: Go to www.gazette.com | Current road conditions: Call toll-free 1-877-315-7623, www.cotrip.org

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

80°

Last

Crested Butte 47/25/rs

69/42/pc

Deckers

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

Fort Morgan 74/43/t

Leadville 49/24/c

Telluride 44/35/rs

Today Tomorrow Moonrise . . . 8:52 p.m.. . . . . 9:54 p.m. Moonset. . . . 5:39 a.m.. . . . . 6:33 a.m.

Keystone 54/30/t Breckenridge 53/30/t

Copper Mountain 39/23/sn

Greeley 67/41/t

Boulder 67/46/sh

28 Dillon

Aspen 55/27/t

Montrose 66/41/t

Today Tomorrow Sunrise . . . . . 5:45 a.m. . . . . 5:45 a.m. Sunset. . . . . . 8:06 p.m. . . . . 8:07 p.m.

PRECIPITATION

Fort Collins 64/41/t

KEY TO CONDITIONS:

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73/52/c 60/44/sh 58/41/sh 68/50/sh 68/51/pc 57/42/sh 85/72/pc 64/56/pc 61/48/sh 66/50/sh 86/75/t

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Tomorrow

hi/lo/wx

hi/lo/wx

Santa Fe 72/43/pc Seattle 60/44/sh Sioux Falls 67/41/s Spokane 61/41/pc Springfield, IL 63/42/pc Tampa 79/60/pc Topeka 69/44/s Tucson 82/59/pc Wash., DC 73/61/t Wichita 69/49/pc Wilmington, DE 68/57/t

62/38/pc 60/47/sh 68/49/s 65/40/c 65/50/pc 82/62/s 70/54/t 79/55/c 74/59/sh 70/57/t 70/59/r

THE WORLD City

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Navy may name ship for Chavez SAN DiEGO • The Navy is considering naming a cargo ship that’s being built after farmworker activist Cesar Chavez. James Gill, a spokesman for General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, said Monday the company suggested the name to honor its mostly Hispanic work force. Chavez is credited with helping to secure a U.S. law that recognized farmworkers’ rights to organize unions and engage in collective bargaining. Chavez died in 1993 at the age of 66. —

56 cops slain on duty in 2010 WASHiNGTON • The FBI says 56 law enforcement officers were murdered on duty last year, up eight from 2009. All but one of the 56 officers was slain by someone using a gun. Thirty-eight of them were wearing body armor when killed. The only officer who wasn’t a victim of firearms was killed with a vehicle. Fifteen officers were killed in ambushes, eight were investigating suspicious persons, seven were killed in traffic pursuits or stops and six were responding to disturbance calls. Preliminary FBI figures show the rest were killed during other police work. Separately, 72 officers were killed in accidents, a 50 percent jump over 2009 when 48 officers died in accidents. —

Home sacrificed to kill bedbugs • Fire officials in Cincinnati say a two-family home was destroyed when a heater being used to kill bedbugs set a carpet on fire. The house was being treated Sunday by an exterminator who says he gets rid of the pests by raising a home’s temperature to 135 degrees using propane heaters. — CiNCiNNATi

Pencil sharpener ‘fitting tribute?’ lOGAN, OHiO • Tourism officials have made a point of displaying the hundreds of pencil sharpeners collected by Ohio minister Paul Johnson who died last summer. A new home for his more than 3,400 sharpeners was dedicated Friday inside a regional welcome center. Johnson started collecting after his wife gave him a few sharpeners as a gift in the late 1980s. The oldest is 105 years old. An Ohio Senate proclamation calls the new display “a fitting tribute” to Johnson, a World War II veteran. NEWS SERVICES

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Engineers, deputies, inmates watch levees, floodwalls for leaks The Associated Press —

NEW ORLEANS • All along the swollen Mississippi River, hundreds of thousands of lives depend on a small army of engineers, deputies and even prison inmates keeping round-the-clock watch at the many floodwalls and earthen levees holding the water back. They are looking for any droplets that seep through the barriers and cracks that threaten to turn small leaks into big problems. The work is hot and sometimes tedious, but without it, the flooding that has caused weeks of misery from Illinois to the Mississippi Delta could get much worse. “I volunteered for this,” said jail inmate Wayne McClinton, who was helping with the sandbagging effort in northern Louisiana’s Tensas Parish. “It’s a chance to get out in the air, to do something different. It’s not boring like prison is.” To take pressure off levees near Baton Rouge and New Orleans, engineers have opened two major spillways. After water was released over the weekend at the Morganza spillway near Baton Rouge, deputies and National Guardsmen fanned out to warn residents in its path, most of whom have heeded the call to seek higher ground. Bernadine Turner, who lives in a mandatory evacuation zone near Krotz Springs, spent a third day Monday moving her things out. Water was not expected to reach the town about 40 miles west of Baton Rouge for several days, but most residents were taking no chances. “There’s no doubt it’s going to come up. We don’t have flood insurance, and most people here don’t. Man, it would be hard to start all over,” she said. Snowmelt and rain have sent a relentless torrent of water down the Mississippi this spring. In New Orleans, the wharves that form much of the city’s boundary with the river provide one line of defense. If for any reason they are topped by floodwaters, concrete floodwalls and huge metal gates can also be closed. Saturday’s opening of the Morganza spillway north of Baton Rouge — a relief valve that sent water gushing into the mostly rural Atchafalaya River basin — stopped the river’s rise at New Orleans.

‘Go the F--- to Sleep’ already a best seller The Associated Press —

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Workers move a hose to pump seeping river water over a berm outside the Ameristar Casino as a pair of push boats move cargo up the flooding Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Miss., on Monday.

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endeavour launches on its last mission Recovering Gabrielle Giffords watches husband begin voyage The Associated Press —

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. • Endeavour took off Monday in the next-to-last space shuttle flight as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from a gunshot wound and hidden from public view, watched her astronaut husband rocket through the clouds in a deafening roar. Giffords and the other crew families were described as awe-struck and silent on the rooftop of the launch con-

sex on a bus gets witness in trouble The Associated Press —

A woman said Monday that an Ohio charter school is punishing her daughter for not immediately reporting that she saw two classmates having sex on a school bus and for changing her seat during the bus trip. Saundra Roundtree said that her 14-year-old daughter told her she changed seats with a boy who wanted to sit beside another girl on a Dayton View Academy trip last month and then saw the two having sex. The 14-year-old told her mother the day the bus returned April 22 about what happened on the trip to tour out-of-state colleges, but said she was afraid to report it to school officials. “She wasn’t sure what the boy might do in response,” Roundtree said. Roundtree told school officials what her daughter said she witnessed, and they said they would investigate, Roundtree said. School officials told Roundtree on Friday that her daughter would not be allowed to attend the eighth-grade prom or the class picnic next month, but could graduate with her class, Roundtree said. School officials did not return calls Monday. DAYTON, OhiO •

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wounding her, killing six people and injuring 12 others at a political event in her hometown of Tucson, Ariz. Endeavour and its experienced crew of five Americans and an Italian are headed for the International Space Station. They will arrive at the orbiting outpost Wednesday, delivering a $2 billion magnetic instrument that will seek out antimatter and dark energy in the universe. Endeavour carried the first Hubble Space Telescope repair team, which famously restored the observatory’s vision in 1993, and the first American piece of the space station in 1998.

NEW YORK • Playing dress-up or running around the park, kids can be so darn cute. Until it’s 3 a.m. and they won’t go the (bleep) to sleep. The F-bomb plea on the minds of every parent at one point or another is the title of a buzz magnet of a book parody written in kid-friendly rhyme. Beware, parents, “Go the F--- to Sleep” is decidedly unworthy of a bedtime readaloud. Not yet out, the 32-pager from a tiny Brooklyn publisher has hit No. 1 on Amazon. com and has sold more than Adam 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 Mansbach copies in pre-orders since it surfaced less than a month ago. After bootleg copies leaked, Akashic Books moved up publication from October to June 14, for Father’s Day. A British publisher, Canongate, is putting out the book simultaneously with U.S. release, including the former commonwealth countries of Australia, India and South Africa. Publishers in China are interested. How does the F-bomb translate, anyway? All this for what amounts to a lament put to picture book illustrations (by Ricardo Cortes) at a suggested retail price of $14.95. Here’s a sample: “All the kids in day care are in dreamland. The froggie has made its last leap. Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The (bleep) to sleep.” Only the book uses the real word in full. A lot. On just about every page, in fact, with other bad words thrown in for good measure. The spoof was written by novelist and poet Adam Mansbach, whose 3-year-old, Vivien, used to be a night owl but has turned the corner on the sleep thing.

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Disorder may become easier to diagnose Los Angeles Times —

HONOLULU • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has traditionally been considered to be a problem of children. But research over the past two decades shows that the disorder often persists into adulthood and that adults can benefit from treatment of their symptoms. Identifying older teens and adults with ADHD should become easier — and prevalence rates will increase — based on a proposal under consideration by the nation’s psychiatrists, according to information reported Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association here. Psychiatrists are in the process of rewriting the essential textbook on mental illness — Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — for publication in 2013. In the current DSM edition, ADHD is described as a disorder of children, but the

kids vs. adults While children with ADHD may run around their classrooms and fail to complete their schoolwork, adults with the disorder are more likely to interrupt someone who is speaking and have problems meeting deadlines at work. LOS ANGELES TIMES

same criteria are routinely applied to adults who seek help with what they perceive to be ADHD. The proposed changes of the new DSM — called DSM-5 — will describe what ADHD looks like in older teens and also adults, said Dr. Steven Cuffe of the University of Florida. The hyperactivity seen in children tends to be reflected as restless feelings in adults. Impulsivity is more of an issue with children with the disorder compared to adults, but problems with attention tend to persist from child-

hood into adulthood, Cuffe said. Moreover, while the current diagnosis for ADHD requires the presence of at least six specific symptoms, the proposal for DSM-5 is to lower that threshold to four or more symptoms in adults. The inclusion of information describing older teens and adults with the disorder will likely increase the prevalence of ADHD in the general population, Cuffe said. A few decades ago, ADHD was estimated to occur in about 3 to 5 percent of children. That figure is now 6 to 8 percent. How many adults will end up with an official diagnosis of ADHD after DSM-5 goes into effect is unknown. But chances are the number is going up. Some doctors say they worry that the condition will become overdiagnosed. “I think the prevalence in adolescents and adults who meet full criteria will definitely increase,” Cuffe said.

local deaths GARy EDWARD CoopER Born Feb. 8, 1943. Died May 13, 2011. Building contractor, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Clayt E.; two daughters, Amy B. Grier and Lindsay R. Whorton; two sisters, Reta M. Juiliano and Glennis A. Willy; and five grandsons. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Saturday, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle. The Springs Funeral Services. KiMBERLy D. HAuSER Born June 17, 1969. Died May 15, 2011. Homemaker, six-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a daughter, Naydine Benedetti. Celebration of life service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Celebration of Life Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Funeral Home DANiELA CASTRo HuERTA Born Jan. 14, 2006. Died May 14, 2011. Lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his father, Elias Castro; his mother, Reyna Huerta; and a brother, Rodrigo Castro. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. today, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Funeral Directors. Angelus Funeral Directors. FRED E. REED Born July 27, 1908. Died May 13, 2011.

Farmer/rancher, lifelong Colorado resident. Survived by a son, Charles. Visitation, 5 p.m. Friday, Swan Law Funeral Directors. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Living Word Chapel, 522 Colorado Ave., Calhan. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Swan Law Funeral Directors. MASTER SGT. DoNALD E. RoBiSoN Born May 5, 1933. Died May 14, 2011. Retired U.S. Air Force, 39-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Gloria; and a daughter, Brenda. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m., with funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Entombment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum Gate of Heaven. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. WiLLiAM “BiLL” R. SCoTT Born Sept. 14, 1930. Died May 15, 2011. Pastor/engineer, 42-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Randy and Craig; two daughters, Debra and Penny; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

services Beverly A. Alexander Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. today, Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, 11020 Teachout Road. Private inurnment, Mount St. Francis Columbarium, 7665 Assisi Heights Drive. Swan Law Funeral Directors. Marie A. Bates Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Interment, Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. Marlyn (Marlie) Baughman Celebration of life service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd. Swan Law Funeral Directors. Mary Belle Boatright Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. today, Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Inurnment, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Swan Law Funeral Directors. Maj. David L. Brodeur Service, 11 a.m. today, Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Burial, Air Force Academy Cemetery. Roy Felix Cano Sr. Visitation, 10 a.m., with service at noon, today, Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Burial, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Eugene R. Carroll Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. today, Swan Law Funeral Directors. The Rev. Larry Donoghue Memorial service, noon May 25, St. Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive, Security.

David F. Frey Graveside services with full military honors, 11 a.m. May 28, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. William Edward Gaasch Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. today, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle. The Springs Funeral Services. Harold Leo Garner Visitation, 10 a.m., with service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Entombment, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home. Ralph N. Glover Graveside services, 2:15 p.m. Friday, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Swan Law Funeral Directors. Theodore Grannis Visitation, 5 p.m. today, Advantage-Chapel of Memories. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Advantage-Chapel of Memories. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery. Helen June Guinta Celebration of life service, 3 p.m. Friday, Mountain View Mortuary. Max G. Hapner Funeral service, 11 a.m. today, Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Lt. Col. Shirley June Roberts Graveside services, 11:30 a.m. May 31, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Clarence E. Schrader Graveside services, 2:15 p.m. today, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Burial, Fort Logan National Cemetery. All Veterans Funeral and Cremation. Carl Anthony Guido Spinozzi Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Colorado Springs Masonic Center, 1150 Panorama Drive. Edward Michael Summers Memorial service, 11 a.m. May 25, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution Ave. Graveside services, 11:30 a.m. May 26, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home. Leonard C. Tarpenning Visitation, 4 p.m. today, Swan Law Funeral Directors. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Living Word Church, 522 Colorado Ave., Calhan. Burial, Calhan Cemetery, U.S. 24, Calhan. Swan Law Funeral Directors. Joe Traficanti Celebration of life service, 10 a.m. May 23, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Private interment, Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Rose Gardens. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory. Bruce VanDenburgh Memorial service, 1 p.m. May 23, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Road. All-States Cremation Services.

location of services Advantage-Chapel of Memories 829 S. Hancock Ave., 392-4432. All-States Cremation Services 6922 N. Academy Blvd., 444-0200. Angelus Funeral Directors 1104 S. Circle Drive, 391-1918. Calhan Cemetery Highway 24, Calhan. Cappadona Funeral Home 1020 E. Fillmore St., 520-1817. Celebration of Life Funeral

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We have trolls and spammers. We have the bigots with an agenda. And we have the experts who know everything about everything. Caught in the middle may be the innocents. These are the commenters on our online articles at gazette.com. And almost every day one or more breaks or tries to thwart the rules that we’ve established for our comments areas. So why haven’t we put an end to the chaos? As the cliché says: “it’s complicated.” For approximately five years The Gazette, like most newspapers, has allowed comments online. We also allow readers to voice their opinions anonymously. The participation has increased, particularly on controversial stories. But the comments are often rude, threatening, disruptive or profane. In an attempt to increase online readership and interactivity, a Pandora’s box of issues has been dispersed. The decision to let readers comment under the cloak of anonymity is a common one. Requiring readers register with their actual names theoretically could make them more civil and accountable, or it could reduce participation. Avatars and anonymity also can result in a more “lawless frontier” atmosphere. Gazette columnist Bill Vogrin says some commenters “should be ashamed of themselves.” There are basically two prevailing philosophies about how to manage comments. One is simply to not moderate and let the users police themselves. At gazette.com users can choose to ignore or report offensive content. Obviously, this tactic is only as good as the users make it and can be frustrating if you are the subject of an attack. It’s against human nature to push the ignore button and simply walk away from a fight. The other way to manage comments is to moderate them. Most newspapers have some minimal moderation. As technology develops, filters that flag profanity or hate speech can help to block some offensive words. Some larger papers moderate their comments more closely. Last week the Huffington Post, an online news powerhouse, banned some users because they expressed skepticism about the White House’s various versions of the bin Laden raid in Pakistan. The Huffington Post pre-moderates comments on their news stories and on their blogs. The banning resulted in many users complaining elsewhere about what they felt was unfair censorship. The Greeley Tribune suspended its online comments earlier this month. Randy Bangert, The Tribune’s editor, called the change a “pause” in the editorial he wrote explaining the decision. All the previous comments were deleted and the ability to post comments has not been restored. The Tribune has not taken a hit in its online traffic, and the public reaction has been mostly favorable, according to local news editor Larry Ryckman, former Gazette managing editor. The Gazette’s approach to managing the comments is to monitor them, but we don’t have a full-time moderator. We ban users only as a last resort. The Gazette’s editor, Jeff Thomas, knows the pitfalls of online interaction but also understands that it is invaluable: “For any news organization to deny the public the opportunity to interact and participate with its journalism is to invite irrelevancy,” Thomas said recently in a discussion about the merits of comments. “People expect the opportunity to discuss the news and to have access to the news organizations that have presented it. That’s just a new reality made possible by digital technology.” Thomas thinks the larger issue is how to manage the comments in this relatively recent arena: “The whole question about comments is method; how they are managed. The Tribune has basically turned them off. They are trying to come up with a better way. I think there’s probably a better way. The overall tenor of commenting is abysmal.” So technology has given the media an amazing ability to know what readers think, like and, in some cases, can contribute to the news. On the surface that should be an opportunity to add depth to our coverage. Below the surface we still have to struggle with the trolls, bigots and bullies. And sometimes we miss the good old days when readers had to write in and sign a letter. — Pula Davis, for The Gazette editorial board. Friend Pula Davis on Facebook.

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Strong foundation of safety In response to Robert Kenny’s letter stating that “We need to shift funding away from public safety and into parks, streets, and other real quality of life programs...” What kind of quality of life would we have without the protection of a strong public safety system? What good is a nice park when you aren’t able to enjoy it because there are enough police officers to ensure safety in the park? Keep in mind that when you are driving on the pristine streets you so desire and have a traffic accident, it will be the firefighters whose budget you want to cut coming to help you. Only with strong and adequate training and equipment can these two groups ensure your safety while enjoying your dream city. I do not see much need for beautiful parks without a strong foundation of safety, a foundation which cutting the budget of our police and fire departments would damage and endanger.

LISA BENSON, WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP

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Self-serving must stop No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50 percent of their pay. While politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense. Monday on Fox News they learned that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. . For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the health care reform. Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop. Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.” Duane E Brosdahl Colorado Springs

Rights of the homeless On the May 10, editorial titled “Trampling the rights of our homeless”: I must say this should not come as a surprise to anyone. Most courts or higher authority do not really care about the rights of the homeless. Well, maybe they do, but they do not think the homeless will ever make

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a scene if they are treated wrongly, simply because of the condition that they are in. I know it’s sad but it’s the truth. I do not agree with the people who are taking the help offered to get a second chance to get back on their feet receiving a week’s notice to move out, or rather get out. I myself am a property owner and by law my tenants have to receive a 30-day notice to move out, regardless of the situation. If the motel owners have not paid the mortgage and the courts are foreclosing on the property, the courts must also serve the tenants who still occupy the property with an eviction notice as well. Especially if they have paid for their stay past the 15th of the month. I must say I would be willing to help fight for the rights of our homeless. Everyone has a story and everyone falls on hard times, some just fall harder then others! Rebecca Rixter–Briseno Colorado Springs

‘Take me out, coach’ Kudos to The Gazette for the recent series on head injuries and youth sports. You join a growing number of publications (Sports Illustrated among them) in raising public awareness about this insidious and troubling problem. Hopefully, kids and parents alike have stood up, taken notice and reshuffled their priorities when it comes to contact sports. Having worked with and around survivors of traumatic brain injury for the past 20 years, I have longsince excised the word “concussion”

from my vocabulary. To tab a mild or moderate brain injury with a euphaistic, nonclinical term taken from physics, is a travesty. This is human brain tissue that we are talking about — tissue that we will need for every breathing moment for the rest of our lives; the concussion was the cause of the injury, not the injury itself. John Fogerty once sang, “Put me in coach, I’m ready to play … today.” Given our awareness now, perhaps a new verse might say: “Take me out, coach … I wanna play … another day.” Gary A. Morse Colorado Springs

We already are OKC I travel monthly to Oklahoma City for business. I too have walked along the canal in Bricktown, visited the tragic memorial at what was once the Federal Building and gone to Cattleman’s Steakhouse next to the stockyards. I sure did — on my first visit. By the second week-long visit, I was looking for something a little different. Not much to be found, let me tell you. Did they show our Colorado Springs contingent the mall at the corner of I-240 and I-35? The one that is completely empty and about the size of the Citadel Mall? Did they put you up at the Residence Inn next to it — where you are really disappointed because it is a terrible neighborhood and no place to eat or go at night? Did anyone notice that Bricktown is full of tourists and consists only of bars and restaurants? No shopping to speak of, nothing to sustain it, without tourists needing a place to congregate. Did anyone notice that without the bars and restaurants in Bricktown, the “thriving metropolis” rolls up the sidewalks downtown, with the exception of nights when there is a ball game? Did anyone ask where their hosts lived? If they had, the answer would have most likely been Edmond — miles to the north. I bet they took you to the historic housing district with its old mansions and craftsman homes. It looked just like our Old North End, didn’t it? Made you want to buy there. Did they drive over one block to show you where the gangs live? Robin Jones Colorado Springs

Turning 65 doesn’t signal instant insolvency and need When House Speaker John Boehner calls for trillions of dollars of spending cuts, the message is clear. Any deal to raise the federal debt ceiling must include significant savings in Social Security and Medicare benefits. Subsidizing the elderly is the biggest piece of federal spending (more than twofifths of the total), but trimming benefits for well-off seniors isn’t just budget arithmetic. It’s also the right thing to do. I have been urging higher eligibility ages and more meanstesting for Social Security and Medicare for so long that I forget that many Americans still accept the outdated and propagandistic notion that old age automatically impoverishes people. Asks one reader: Who are these “well-off” elderly you keep writing about? The suggestion is that they are figments of my imagination, invented to justify harsh cutbacks in Social Security and Medicare on the needy. Just the opposite. We see every day that many people in their 60s and older live comfortably — and still would if they received a little less in Social Security and paid a little more for Medicare. The trou-

ble is that what’s intuitively obvious becomes lost in the political debate; it’s overwhelmed by selective and selfserving statistics that cast almost opinion everyone over 65 as being on the edge RoBERt sAMuElsoN of insolvency. The result: Government COLUmNIST oversubsidizes the affluent elderly. It transfers resources from the struggling young to the secure old. To correct the stereotype, consult a government publication called Older Americans 2010, Key Indicators of Well-Being. It reminds us that Americans live longer and have gotten healthier. In 1930, life expectancy was 59.2 years at birth and 12.2 years at 65; in 2006, those figures were 77.7 and 18.5. Since 1981, death rates for heart disease and stroke have fallen by half for those 65 and over. In this population, about three-quarters rate their own health as “good” or “excellent.” “Most older people are enjoying greater prosperity than any previ-

ous generation,” the report says. Consider: • From 1959 to 2007, the proportion of the 65-plus population with incomes under the government’s poverty line ($12,968 for a couple in 2009) dropped from 35.2 percent to 9.7 percent, which was half the poverty rate for children under 18 (18 percent). • The proportion of elderly living in the “high income” group — defined as four times the poverty line, or almost $52,000 for a couple in 2009 — rose from 18.4 percent in 1980 to 30.6 percent in 2007. • In 2007, the median net worth (that is, assets minus debts) of 65-plus households was $237,000, about twice the amount for households aged 45 to 54. Among 65-plus married couples, median net worth was $385,000. Indeed, half the nation’s wealth is owned by people 55 and older (a third of the adult population), report Eugene Steuerle and Stephanie Rennane of the Urban Institute. The old feel more secure. The National Opinion Research Center regularly surveys Americans about their financial “satisfaction.” In 2010, 82 percent of those 65 and

over said they were “satisfied” or “more or less” satisfied. For those under 65, the comparable figure was 66 percent. Older Americans also fared better in the recession, a 2009 Pew survey found. Among those 18 to 49, 68 percent reported that they “cut back spending” in the past year; for those 65-plus, that was 36 percent. Social Security and Medicare explain much of this well-being. For millions of older Americans, they are essential; among the poorest two-fifths, Social Security provides 83 percent of their income. But among the richest fifth, its share is only 18 percent. The problems of old age (chronic illness, outliving savings, loneliness) are real, but age by itself is not an indicator of need. The blanket defense of existing Social Security and Medicare isn’t “liberal” or “progressive.” It’s simply a political expedient with ruinous consequences. It enlarges budget deficits and forces an unfair share of adjustment — higher taxes, lower spending — on workers and other government programs. This is the morality of the ballot box. People do not lose their obli-

gations to the larger society by turning 65. We need to refocus these programs on their original purposes. Social Security was intended to prevent poverty, not finance recipients’ extra cable channels. Medicare provides peace of mind as well as health insurance; wealthier recipients can afford to pay more for their peace of mind. Burden-sharing needs to include the elderly. This is the crux of the budget problem. Facing it is both a moral and financial imperative. With the 2012 election looming, major overhauls of these programs seem unlikely. Still, more modest changes (slow increases in eligibility ages, added taxation of Social Security benefits, costlier Medicare for upscale beneficiaries) could produce significant savings. If even these are absent, the meaning will be plain: Old stereotypes continue to trump new realities. —

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North Korea still exports missiles • North Korea remains “actively engaged” in exporting ballistic missiles, components and technology to numerous customers in the Middle East and South Asia in violation of United Nations sanctions, a U.N. panel said in a new report. The seven-member panel said in a report to the U.N. Security Council obtained Monday by The Associated Press that North Korea has also completed — or is about to complete — construction of a second launch site for long-range rockets. — UNITED NATIONS

vatican weighs in on sexual abuse Recommendations are flawed, critics charge The Associated Press —

VATICAN CITY • The Vatican told bishops around the world Monday that it is important to cooperate with police in reporting priests who rape and molest children and asked them to develop guidelines for preventing sex abuse by next May. But the letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith made no provision to ensure the bishops follow the guidelines, and victims groups immediately denounced the recommendations as “dangerously

There’s nothing that will make a child safer today or tomorrow or next month or next year.”

BaRBaRa DoRRis — outreach director for the U.s. group survivors Network for Those abused by Priests

flawed” because they stress the exclusive authority of bishops to determine the credibility of abuse allegations. The letter marks the latest effort by the Vatican to show that it is serious about rooting out pedophiles from the priesthood, a year after the sex abuse scandal exploded on a global scale with thousands of new victims coming forward in Europe and beyond. It is significant in that it

marks a universal directive to all the world’s bishops to establish “clear and coordinated procedures” with superiors of religious orders to deal with pedophiles and care for their victims. It puts on paper that it is “important” for bishops to cooperate with police in investigating abuse allegations and that bishops should follow civil reporting laws where they exist. But the vague, nonbinding measure failed to im-

Europe’s native species at risk BRUSSELS • The Iberian lynx that prowls the grasslands of southern Spain. The Mediterranean monk seal swimming waters off Greece and Turkey. The Bavarian pine vole that forages in the high meadows of the Alps. These are among hundreds of European animal species — up to a quarter of the total native to the continent — that are threatened with extinction according to a warning issued this month by the European Union. The threatened species include mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and butterflies. Plant life is under threat as well. The crisis is due to several factors, including loss of habitat, pollution, alien species encroachment, climate change and overfishing. —

800 killed in Nigeria’s riots • At least 800 people were killed in postelection violence that swept across northern Nigeria as it became clear that a Muslim northern candidate would not succeed in unseating the Christian southern president, Goodluck Jonathan, an international human rights group said Monday. Human Rights Watch gave its estimate in a report that included testimonies from interviews with witnesses and with others who survived the riots. “The April elections were heralded as among the fairest in Nigeria’s history, but they were also the bloodiest,” said Human Rights Watch West Africa researcher Corinne Dufka. — LAGOS, NIGERIA

Hawking: Heaven ‘is a fairy story’ LONDON • Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking finds no room for heaven in his vision of the cosmos. In an interview published Monday in The Guardian newspaper, the 69-year-old says the human brain is a like a computer that will stop working when its components fail. He says: “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” NEWS SERVICES

press advocates for victims who have long blamed bishops bent on protecting the church and its priests for fueling the scandal. Without fear of punishment, bishops frequently moved pedophile priests from parish to parish rather than reporting them to police or punishing them under church law. Critically, the letter reinforces bishops’ exclusive authority in dealing with abuse cases. It says independent lay review boards that have

been created in some countries to oversee the church’s child protection policies and ensure compliance “cannot substitute” for bishops’ judgment and power. “Our central concern is that bishops and religious leaders retain enormous discretionary powers to decide if an allegation is credible,” said Maeve Lewis, executive director of the Irish victims group One in Four. “Clergymen do not have the skills or expertise to make sound decisions in this regard: that is a matter for law enforcement and child protection specialists,” Lewis said, calling the Vatican letter “dangerously flawed.”

world court may go after gadhafi The Associated Press —

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor sought arrest warrants Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and the country’s intelligence chief for authorizing the killing of civilians in a crackdown on anti-government rebels. The call for the inquest was the first such action in the Netherlands-based court linked to the Arab uprisings. It opened another potential front against Gadhafi’s regime even as the autocratic leader stands firm against widening NATO airstrikes and rebels with growing international backing. The international warrants could further isolate Gadhafi and his inner circle and potentially complicate the options for a negotiated settlement. They also could harden Gadhafi’s resolve to stand and fight, since the legal action has been seen in Libya as giving NATO more justification to go after him. Because the United Nations Security Council ordered the ICC investigation, U.N. member states would be obliged to arrest him if he ventured into their territory. Prosecutor Luis MorenoOcampo said he was seeking warrants against Gadhafi, his son, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi for ordering, planning and participating in illegal attacks. The TRIPOLI, LIbYA •

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Palestinian youths hold up flags Monday as they participate in a bicycle rally marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel’s establishment in 1948 in the West Bank city of Jenin.

a new plan for palestinians?

Tactic of unarmed mass marches tried The Associated Press —

RAMALLAH, WesT bANk • Palestinian activists are calling it a preview of new tactics to pressure Israel and win world support for statehood: Masses of marchers, galvanized by the Arab Spring and brought together by Facebook, descending on borders and military posts — and daring Israeli soldiers to shoot. It could prove more problematic for Israel than the suicide bombings and other deadly violence of the past, which the current Palestinian Authority leadership feels only tainted their cause. After attempted border breaches from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Gaza left 15 Palestinians dead Sunday, Israeli officials openly puzzled over how to handle an unfamiliar new phase.

“The Palestinians’ transition from terrorism and suicide bombings to deliberately unarmed mass demonstrations is a transition that will present us with difficult challenges,” Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. Sunday’s protests were driven by renewed hopes that Palestinian statehood — at least as an internationally approved idea within specific borders — is approaching after years of paralysis. The optimism is fed by reconciliation efforts between the Islamic militant Hamas and the Western-backed Fatah movement after a four-year split, as well as growing international support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ plan to seek U.N. recognition of a state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem in September over Israel’s objections.

kAbUL • Four American soldiers serving with NATO forces in Afghanistan died Monday in an explosion in the country’s south, NATO and a defense department official said, bringing home the human cost of the U.S.led push into Taliban strongholds. The official said they were hit by an improvised explosive device. He spoke on condition of anonymity because relatives of those killed were still being notified. The latest deaths make a total of 16 NATO service members killed so far this month, and 167 so far this year. The latest casualties came as the second-ranking U.S. general in Afghanistan said Monday it is too early to

tell if the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan will have an impact on the Afghan war effort. Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, who is in charge of NATO’s joint command, said that alQaida as a movement was not based on bin Laden’s leadership alone, and that the military has been waiting to see how his May 2 death will affect the strength of the terror group and its influence in Afghanistan. Rodriguez said bin Laden’s killing by U.S. Navy SEALs had “no affects that we can see at this point. It’s too early to see that, but we are continuing to watch that over time.” According to Rodriguez, al-Qaida has fewer than 100 operatives in Afghanistan.

SYRIA Syrians fleeing their homeland described a “catastrophic” scene in a besieged border town that has been largely sealed off as the army tries to crush a two-month uprising. At least eight people were killed Sunday in Talkalakh — the most recent casualties from a government crackdown that already has killed 850 people nationwide since mid-March. EGYPT Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters outside the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. At least 185 demonstrators were arrested over allegations of attacking police and vandalism. The rally in Cairo followed marches on Israel in support of the Palestinians, holding annual rallies marking the Palestinian defeat and displacement in the war surrounding Israel’s 1948 founding. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

younger Gadhafi has become one of the public faces of the regime through frequent interviews with the media. Judges will evaluate the evidence and decide whether to confirm the charges and issue arrest warrants.

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After building a powerful program at Falcon, football coach Jason Catron has decided to step down. Catron has led Falcon the past six years, amassing a 44-23 record. “I had to be very honest with myself, and I just couldn’t give 110 percent to the program anymore,” said Catron, who was an assistant coach at Falcon for three years before taking the main job. “It’s not fair to everyone in the program for me to stay if I can’t give maximum effort.” Catron said he is in good health and that it didn’t factor into his decision. “This was 100 percent my decision,” said Catron, who will remain as a math teacher at the school next year. “I wasn’t asked to leave or forced out, and I’ve received nothing but positive support from the community.” Catron told his team late last week that he wouldn’t be returning. “We weren’t expecting it, and when he told us a lot of the guys started to get emotional,” senior to-be tight end Zach Bagby said. “But I stood up and told him that I respect him and that he means a lot to us. It was hard.” Catron said he was truthful in an emotional meeting with his players. “This decision was just based on a multitude of factors and it partially had to do with the toll and stress coaching had taken on me over the past few years,” Catron said. The search for a new coach has already begun. “It will be hard to replace a great coach like coach Catron,” Falcon athletic director Tim Hill said. “We’re sorry to see him leave.”

WARRIORS come out and play 220 competitors are ready to go for the gold in Colorado Springs ABOVE: Marine Corps athletes make their way into the Opening Ceremonies for the Warrior Games on Monday at the Olympic Training Center. About 220 wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy will compete today through Saturday in archery, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming and wheelchair basketball at the OTC. RIGHT: Members of the Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard file

out Monday after the Opening Ceremonies at the OTC. The servicemen and women will compete in track and field at Garry Berry Stadium and in cycling at the Air Force Academy this week. BELOW: Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta lights the cauldron during the Opening Ceremonies. Admission to the games is free. Visit usparalympics.org for more information. Photos by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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MINNEAPOLIS • The NFL’s lockout remains in place, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. That means the league likely won’t get back to business until at least next month. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the lockout can stay until a full appeal is heard on whether it is legal. That hearing is scheduled for June 3 in St. Louis, before the same panel that issued this 2-1 decision. The appellate court said it believes the NFL has proven it “likely will suffer some degree of irreparable harm without a stay.” The court also cast doubt on the conclusions of U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, who ruled on April 25 that the lockout should be lifted to save the players from irreversible damage. “The league has made a strong showing that it is likely to succeed on the merits,” the appellate court majority wrote. NFL owners and players met on Monday and said they planned to resume talks this morning.

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Carlos Gonzalez capped a five-run sixth-inning outburst with a three-run homer off an unusually wild Tim Lincecum, and the Rockies rallied for a 7-4 win over the Giants on Monday night. Seth Smith also homered off Lincecum (3-4), who set up the Rockies’ big inning with a throwing error on a potential double-play comebacker that led to four unearned runs. Lincecum allowed seven runs, three of them earned, DenVer •

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San Francisco (Sanchez, 3-2, 3.68 ERA) at Colorado (Jimenez, 0-3, 6.67), 1:10 p.m., ROOT, 850 AM on nine hits and walked six in 5 2-3 innings, a far cry from his last trip to Coors Field in April, when he flirted with a no-hitter. The Rockies turned four double plays, Clay Mortensen (1-0) pitched six solid innings for his first win in a Rockies uniform, and Huston Street closed out the ninth in-

ning for his 13th save in 14 tries. Lincecum’s start was pushed back a day when the Giants were rained out Sunday at Chicago, so instead of facing the Cubs, he got to see the struggling Rockies, who had lost 10 of 13 games this month. “Maybe it’s an omen,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said before the game, reasoning they were going to have to snap out of their funk against someone, so why not the two-time Cy —

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omaha 12, sky sox 9

wacky things happen under the full moon by neal reid

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As the bright full moon rose over left field Monday, things got strange at Security Service Field. The Sky Sox charged to a six-run lead, only to see it disappear in a 12-9 loss to Omaha. The wild game featured 35 hits — including three home runs and four triples — 10 pitchers, five stolen bases, four double plays, two wild pitches, two hit batsmen, two errors and a passed ball. Irving Falu broke an 8-8

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Marathon champion Wanjiru dies in fall Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru died after a fall from a second-floor balcony during a domestic dispute involving his wife and another woman, officials said Monday from Nairobi, Kenya. One police official said the 24-year-old Wanjiru committed suicide, while another said he jumped to stop his wife from leaving the house after she discovered him

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national league West W l Pct gB San Francisco 22 18 .550 — Colorado 21 18 .538 ½ Los Angeles 19 22 .463 3½ Arizona 17 22 .436 4½ San Diego 17 23 .425 5 Central W l Pct gB Cincinnati 24 17 .585 — St. Louis 23 19 .548 1½ Milwaukee 19 21 .475 4½ Pittsburgh 18 23 .439 6 Chicago 17 22 .436 6 Houston 15 26 .366 9 east W l Pct gB Philadelphia 25 15 .625 — Florida 24 16 .600 1 Atlanta 24 19 .558 2½ Washington 20 21 .488 5½ New York 19 22 .463 6½ Monday’s scores St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 1 Washington 4, Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4 Florida 2, N.Y. Mets 1, 11 innings Atlanta 3, Houston 2 Colorado 7, San Francisco 4 San Diego at Arizona, late Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, late today’s games Houston at Atlanta, 11:05 a.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 11:05 a.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 3-2) at Colorado (Jimenez 0-3), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Philadelphi at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.

aMeriCan league West W l Pct gB Los Angeles 22 19 .537 — Texas 22 19 .537 — Oakland 20 20 .500 1½ Seattle 16 23 .410 5 Central W l Pct gB Cleveland 25 13 .658 — Detroit 22 19 .537 4½ Kansas City 20 20 .500 6 Chicago 17 25 .405 10 Minnesota 12 26 .316 13 east W l Pct gB Tampa Bay 24 17 .585 — New York 20 19 .513 3 Boston 21 20 .512 3 Toronto 21 20 .512 3 Baltimore 19 21 .475 4½ Monday’s scores Tampa Bay 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Toronto 4, Detroit 2 Boston 8, Baltimore 7 Cleveland 19, Kansas City 1 Texas 4, Chicago White Sox 0 L.A. Angels at Oakland, late Minnesota at Seattle, late today’s games N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 4:40 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 5:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Texas at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 2-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-3), 8:10 p.m.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. • Tiger Woods says he did not do any more damage to his left knee and Achilles last week and expects to play in the U.S. Open. Woods withdrew from The Players Championship after only nine holes because of pain in his left leg. He was 6-over par at the time, the shortest tournament of his career. On his website Monday, Woods says he irritated his knee and tiger Achilles, and that there is no time frame for when it will Woods heal. He said on Twitter that he expects to be at the U.S. Open on June 16-19 and “will do all I can to get there.” He is unlikely to play at the Memorial, which is two weeks before the U.S. Open. —

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Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox, left, appears with his attorney Harvey Steinberg in Douglas County District Court on Monday in Castle Rock. $50,000 bail. Cox did not speak in court. “It’s tough. It’s something that stays over your head,” he said as he walked out of the courthouse. “You stay positive and just control what you can control.” Details of the charges re-

NEW YORK • Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George has been selected for induction into College Football Hall of Fame. George’s selection was announced Monday on ESPN’s “College Football Live.” The rest of the class of 14 former players and two former coaches will be announced today at a news conferences at the NASDAQ MarketSite. Former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry could be selected. George won the Heisman in 1995 as a senior and finished his career at Ohio State with 3,768 yards, 44 rushing touchdowns and a school-record five 200-yard games. —

main under seal at the request of prosecutors and Cox’s defense attorney. The seal is being contested by The AP and The Denver Post. King set a June 2 hearing for arguments on that matter, which Cox does not need to attend.

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with another woman. His agent, Federico Rosa, does not believe it was suicide. At the 2008 Olympics, Wanjiru became the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in the marathon. At 21, he had the promise to dominate the distance for another decade. “It is a huge tragedy,” Jos Hermens, a long distance expert, told The Associated Press. “He could have won two, three more Olympic Games.” Wanjiru, who won five of his

seven marathons and was the youngest runner to win four “major” marathons, died late Sunday at his home in the town of Nyahururu. “The fact of the matter is that Wanjiru committed suicide,” national police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said. The balcony was between 13 and 19 feet high. Rosa confirmed there had been a domestic dispute, but said Wanjiru would not have killed himself.

Arizona sophomore Lamont “MoMo” Jones is transferring out of the Wildcats program. Multiple outlets in Arizona reported the news Monday night. The 6-foot point guard averaged 9.7 points last season and helped the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. The reason behind Jones’ decision is unclear, but it’s worth noting that Sean Miller is about to enroll a heralded recruiting class headlined by Josiah Turner, a 6-3 point guard many expected to take Jones’ starting job next season. Turner is widely considered to be among the top three point guards in the Class of 2011. —

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“The fans got it all today,” said Emaus, who was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. “We just keep battling and coming up short. We win as a team and lose as a team. We’ll just go out tomorrow and try again.” Colorado Springs (16-23) had 11 hits in the first three innings to build the six-run lead, but just five more the rest of the game

and stranded nine runners. The Sky Sox surrendered nine two-out runs — including six in the sixth and seventh innings — to Omaha, who will go for the series sweep tonight. “It was very frustrating,” Sky Sox manager Stu Cole said. “We built a good lead, but let them right back in it and didn’t pitch well.” Colorado Springs sent all nine

roundup NATIONAL LEAGUE Cardinals 3, Phillies 1 At St. Louis: Jake Westbrook allowed one run in seven innings and St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak in manager Tony La Russa’s first game back from illness, capitalizing on Cliff Lee’s career-high six walks to beat Philadelphia. Braves 3, Astros 2 At Atlanta: Eric Hinske had three hits, including a tie-breaking single in the seventh, and Atlanta used a makeshift lineup in the victory. Tommy Hanson gave up three hits and two runs, one earned, in seven innings. Reds 7, Cubs 4 At Cincinnati: Jonny Gomes hit his first homer in nearly a month, completing Cincinnati’s seven-run rally that ended Carlos Zambrano’s run of road success. Zambrano had won his last 10 starts on the road, matching the second-longest such streak in Cubs history since 1919. He took a one-hitter into the sixth, then fell apart. Nationals 4, Pirates 2 At Washington: Danny Espinosa broke out of a slump with a two-run homer in the seventh inning for Washington. ASorin lf 4 0 1 0 Bruce rf 4 1 2 1 Byrd cf 4 1 2 0 Rolen 3b 4 1 1 1 C.Pena 1b 4 2 2 2 JGoms lf 4 1 1 2 K.Hill c 4 0 1 0 Corder p 0 0 0 0 Zamrn p 3 1 0 0 Hanign c 2 0 0 0 Mateo p 0 0 0 0 HBaily p 1 0 1 0 JRussll p 0 0 0 0 Cairo ph 1 0 0 0 Smrdzj p 0 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 1 0 0 0 Heisey ph-lf 1 0 0 0 totals 35 4 9 3 totals 31 7 8 6 chicago 000 022 000 — 4 cincinnati 000 007 00x — 7 2B—A.Soriano (5), Bruce (6), Rolen (8). HR—C. Pena (4), J.Gomes (7). chicago iP H R eR BB so Zambrano L,4-2 5⅓ 6 6 6 3 3 Mateo ⅔ 1 1 1 2 1 J.Russell ⅔ 1 0 0 0 0 Samardzija ⅓ 0 0 0 0 1 Marmol 1 0 0 0 1 2 cincinnati H.Bailey W,3-0 6 6 4 3 3 4 LeCure H,3 1⅓ 3 0 0 0 0 Bray H,5 ⅔ 0 0 0 0 0 Cordero S,8-9 1 0 0 0 0 0 BRaves 3, astRos 2 Houston atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Bourn cf 4 0 0 0 Prado 3b 5 0 1 0 Barmes ss 3 0 0 0 McLoth cf 2 1 1 0 Pence rf 4 0 0 0 McCnn c 4 0 0 0 Ca.Lee lf 4 1 2 0 Uggla 2b 2 0 0 0 Towles pr 0 0 0 0 Hinske lf 4 1 3 1 Wallac 1b 4 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Hall 2b 3 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 1 1 0 Bogsvc ph 1 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 3 0 0 0 MDwns 3b 3 1 2 2 Mather rf-lf 4 0 2 2 Quinter c 3 0 0 0 Hanson p 2 0 1 0 Myers p 2 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 1 0 0 0 Abad p 0 0 0 0 AngSnc 2b 1 0 0 0 totals 32 2 4 2 totals 31 3 9 3 Houston 000 010 100 — 2 atlanta 000 002 10x — 3 2B—M.Downs (5). HR—M.Downs (3). s— Hanson.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Indians 19, Royals 1 At Kansas City, Mo.: Michael Brantley’s three-run homer and Travis Hafner’s bases-loaded double keyed a 10-run fourth inning for Cleveland. Red Sox 8, Orioles 7 At Boston: Adrian Gonzalez hit a tworun double off the left-field wall with one out in the ninth inning for Boston. Trailing 7-6 going into the inning, the Red Sox put runners at first and second on one-out walks to Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia. Gonzalez, the AL leader with 37 RBIs, then got the winning hit on the first pitch he saw from Kevin Gregg. Rays 6, Yankees 5 At St. Petersburg, Fla.: Sam Fuld and B.J. Upton hit two-run homers to help Tampa Bay hand New York its sixth consecutive loss. It’s the first time the Yankees have lost this many consecutive games since a seven-game skid in April 2007. Blue Jays 4, Tigers 2 At Detroit: Kyle Drabek pitched seven strong innings as Toronto snapped Detroit’s seven-game winning streak. Drabek allowed one run.

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SAN FRANCISCO • A San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten at Dodgers Stadium has been transferred to a hospital closer to home. Bryan Stow arrived by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital on Monday. The Santa Cruz man was transported by plane from Los Angeles, where he’s been in critical condition at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center since the March 31 attack. Stow has been in a medically induced coma for most of the past seven weeks, as doctors work to reduce swelling in his brain and avoid seizures. Officials at San Francisco General, a top trauma center, say Stow will be monitored there by its chief of neurosurgery. —

batters to the plate in the first and began the inning with five straight hits en route to a 4-0 lead. They added a run in the second and two more in the third for a seemingly comfortable 7-1 advantage. Omaha chipped away with a two-out run in the third, scored two more with two outs in the fourth and cut the Sky Sox’s lead to 7-5 with two runs in the fifth.

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U.S. beats Sweden 2-1 in World Team Cup DUESSELDORF, GERMANY • The United States defeated Sweden 2-1 at the World Team Cup of tennis, with the doubles team of John Isner and Mardy Fish giving the Americans the clinching point. Isner put the U.S. ahead with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Christian Lindell, who was playing only his second ATP tournament. Robin Soldering rallied to tied it up with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (3) win over Sam Querrey before Isner and Fish clinched it with a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4 victory over Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt. —

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Young Award winner? His words proved prophetic as the Rockies beat the Giants for just the second time in seven tries. Lincecum, who allowed three hits in 7 2-3 innings at Coors Field on April 18, gave up a hit to the Rockies’ second batter, Jonathan Herrera, ending that bit of drama. But he was still dealing it, stretching his scoreless inning streak to 21 before giving up Troy Tulowitzki’s bases-loaded two-run single that put Colorado ahead 2-1 in the fifth. Those were the first runs Lincecum had allowed since April 29 at Washington. Mortensen, who was acquired from Oakland last winter, allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings.

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Lainey O’Neal and Katie Stagnaro, Cheyenne Mountain — Won 4A state at No. 2 doubles Shelby Gilles and Lara Walden, Cheyenne Mountain — Won 4A state at No. 3 doubles Caroline Fitzhugh and Alison Lynch, Cheyenne Mountain — Won 4A state at No. 4 doubles GIRLS’ SOCCER

Erika Balk, Lewis-Palmer — Scored three goals with three assists in the opening round of the 4A state tournament, then added another goal in the round of 16 as the Rangers knocked off top-seeded Broomfield. BOYS’ SWIMMING

Bryan Bonack, Lewis-Palmer — Was named the top 5A Metro League swimmer and posted wins in the 200 individual medley and two relays in the league meet. BASEBALL

Austin Darby, Cheyenne Mountain — Dominated 10th-seeded Silver Creek in opening round of districts, registering 13 strikeouts and no walks (only one batter reached a three-ball count) in a three-hit shutout. GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD

Tiffany Kenney, CSCS — Won three events at the TriPeaks Conference meet, with a time in the 100-meter hurdles (15.37 seconds) that would have been best among all Colorado Springs Metro competitors at their league meet and lengths in the long jump (18 feet, 0.5 inches) and high jump (5-2) that would have won the 4A Metro. BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD

David Krumland, Rampart — Cleared 15 feet in the pole vault, giving him the 5A Metro League by 4 feet and sending him to state with a height that 5 inches better than anyone else, regardless of classification.

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getting to know quick hits Being quite superstitious, did you have any doubts about playing big matches on Friday the 13th? I have to do things the same before every match, and we did joke about it during warmups. I did lose my first match, but I would have considered it more bad luck had I not won later that afternoon. What are some of your superstitions? The last four years, I’ve listened to the same song, “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor, before state. I also have to have the same smiley face dampener on my racket, and all of us sit and talk on the same little rock bench across from the courts before we play. Does your team have a special song? “Build Me Up Buttercup”. It’s upbeat and fun, and most of the girls know the words. When we’re in conditioning and on a long run, some of the girls will start breaking out in song. Can you beat your younger brother, Andrew, on the court? It depends on the day, but he usually beats me handily. He’s good. What are your career ambitions? I’m hoping to actually go to medical school after college and become a pediatric surgeon. Medicine is something I’ve always been interested in and I really loved anatomy class. It seemed interesting and is something I’m really passionate about. So did you watch all the hospital-related shows on TV? When I have time, I would watch “Grey’s Anatomy” and “House,” shows like that. I really like the reality shows, like the ones where people have weird diseases. I just haven’t had much time to watch those lately.

Emily VEnnEr, ChEyEnnE mountain tEnnis some of our top players from last year’s team and there was some uncertainty this year. It was a great effort by all of us.” Venner won’t play college tennis at Colorado later this year but will play recreationally while starting work on her degree in the school’s acclaimed chemical and biological engineering honors program.

The Indians senior ended her high school tennis career in style at last weekend’s Class 4A state tournament in Pueblo, capping a third-place finish at No. 2 singles with a game-ending backhand down the line. A day before, Venner’s playback win essentially clinched the team title for Cheyenne Mountain, its 16th and third straight. “I’m still kind of surprised that we pulled it out,” Venner said. “We lost

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Lauran Renjard, Cheyenne Mountain — Tied for fifth in 4A at No. 1 singles Emily Venner, Cheyenne Mountain — Took third at 4A in No. 2 singles Kristen Sullivan, Cheyenne Mountain — Took second in 4A at No. 3 singles BOYS’ SWIMMING

Devon Davis, Air Academy — Won 50 free and 100 butterfly at 4A Colorado Springs Metro League meet Michael Carricato, Discovery Canyon — Won 500 freestyle and named 4A CSML Swimmer of the Year BOYS’ TRACK

Dakota Leazer, Fountain-Fort Carson — Won the 110-meter hurdles (14.80) and the 300 hurdles (39.39) at Metro League 5A championship Markesh Woodson, F-FC — Won 100 (10.67) and 200 (21.45) at Metro League 5A championship Dave Krumland, Rampart — Cleared 15 feet in the pole vault — the best mark in the state this year — at Metro League 5A championship GIRLS’ TRACK

Margaret Hurst, Doherty — Won 300 hurdles in (44.98) at Metro League 5A championship Jordan Rand, Doherty — Won long jump (18 feet, 5 inches) at Metro League 5A championship Kadeshia Rose, Mesa Ridge — Won 100 meters (12.16) and 200 (25.23) at Metro League 5A championship Heather Bates, Discovery Canyon — Won 800 (2:18.50) and 3,200 (11:19.10) at Metro League 5A championship

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Hannah Mauro, Colorado Springs Christian — 12 saves Brandi Arsenault, Lewis-Palmer — 11 saves Taylor Barbato, Discovery Canyon — 10 saves Joanie Jacks, The Classical Academy — 1 goal, 4 assists Meghan Troupe, TCA — 4 goals, 1 assist in two games Kortney Guetlein, Lewis-Palmer — 3 goals, 1 assist Caitlyn Troupe, TCA — 4 goals in two games Bonnie Buzzetta, TCA — 2 goals, 1 assist

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Greg O’Donnell, St. Mary’s — 11 strikeouts Reed Stoltzfus, Palmer Ridge — 10 strikeouts Ryan Warner, Pine Creek — 7 strikeouts and went 3-for-3, with one run scored, and 2 stolen bases Brett Helton, Cheyenne Mountain — 6 strikeouts in a shutout, also went 2-for-4, with 3 RBIs Jake Fishlock, Palmer Ridge — 3-for-4, 2 runs scored, 3 RBIs, double, triple Daniel Goss, Colorado Springs Christian — 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 3 RBIs, double Steven Leonard, Palmer Ridge — 3-for-4, 3 runs scored, 3 RBIs Abran Mendoza, Florence — 2-for-2, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, home run Austin Reeves, Florence — 3-for-4, 4 RBIs, home run

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Pacific North W l Pct. Reno (Diamondbacks) 24 15 .615 Salt Lake (Angels) 19 20 .487 Colorado Springs (Rockies)16 23 .410 Tacoma (Mariners) 15 24 .385 Pacific south W l Pct. Sacramento (Athletics) 26 13 .667 Las Vegas (Blue Jays) 20 18 .526 Fresno (Giants) 18 20 .474 Tucson (Padres) 17 21 .447 american North W l Pct. Omaha (Royals) 22 16 .579 Iowa (Cubs) 17 21 .447 Memphis (Cardinals) 14 22 .389 Nashville (Brewers) 13 24 .351 american south W l Pct. Round Rock (Rangers) 24 13 .649 New Orleans (Marlins) 22 17 .564 Albuquerque (Dodgers) 20 16 .556 Oklahoma City (Astros) 17 21 .447 Monday’s scores Omaha 12, Colorado Springs 9 New Orleans 9, Tacoma 8 Albuquerque at Tucson, late Sacramento 3, Nashville 2 Salt Lake 5, Oklahoma City 4 Iowa 9, Reno 6 Fresno at Memphis, late Round Rock at Las Vegas, late today’s games Round Rock at Las Vegas, 11:30 a.m. Sacramento at Nashville, 10:05 a.m. Salt Lake at Oklahoma City, 10:05 a.m. Tacoma at New Orleans, 10:30 a.m. Iowa at Reno, 12:35 p.m. Fresno at Memphis, 12:05 p.m. Omaha at Colorado Springs, 6:05 p.m. Albuquerque at Tucson, 8 p.m. oMaha 12, sky sox 9 oMaha ab r h bi sky sox ab r Falu rf 6 3 5 2 Young cf 5 2 Giavotella 2b 5 0 2 3 Blackmn rf 5 1 Mustakas 3b 5 2 2 2 Nelson ss 5 1 Robinson 1b 5 1 2 2 Jacobs 1b 4 1

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Playoffs class 3a District 1 Monday’s score Faith Christian 7, St. Mary’s 0 class 4a District 7 Monday’s score Palisade 13, Falcon 3

state PaiRiNgs class 3a friday’s games at Jackson field, uNc-greeley No. 8 Olathe (13-8) vs. No. 1 Faith Christian (19-2), 10 a.m. No. 5 Holy Family (17-4) vs. No. 4 Hotchkiss (19-2), 12:30 p.m. at butch butler field, greeley No. 6 Lamar (16-5) vs. No. 3 Bennett (18-3), 10 a.m. No. 7 Florence (15-6) vs. No. 2 Eaton (20-1), 12:30 p.m. class 4a friday’s games at all-star Park, lakewood No. 8 Green Mountain (18-3) vs. No. 1 Palmer Ridge (20-1), 12:30 p.m. No. 5 Thompson Valley (16-5) vs. No. 4 Pueblo West (13-7), 10 a.m. at cherokee trail, aurora No. 6 Air Academy (17-4) vs. No. 3 Wheat Ridge (18-2), 10 a.m. No. 7 Cheyenne Mountain (15-5) vs. No. 2 Valor Christian (15-5), 12:30 p.m. class 5a friday’s games at all city field, Denver No. 8 Cherokee Trail (15-6) vs. No. 1 Highlands Ranch (16-5), 12:30 p.m. No. 5 Regis Jesuit (15-6) vs. No. 4 Doherty (129), 10 a.m. at Machebeuf, aurora No. 6 Columbine (11-10) vs. No. 3 Rocky Mountain (16-5), 10 a.m. No. 7 Pine Creek (16-5) vs. No. 2 Cherry Creek (15-6), 12:30 p.m. DistRict 1 chaMPioNshiP class 3a faith chRistiaN 7, st. MaRy’s 0 at faith christian st. Mary’s 000 000 0— 0 7 3 faith chr. 200 104 x— 7 6 2 Visitor—Garrett (L) 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, and 3 SO, T. Smith 1/3 1 H, 2R, 0 ER, 0 K 0 BB and Kaelin, Read (5). Padrnos 0-3, 1 BB, Elliott 1-4, Garrett 1-4, Coghlin 1-3, O’Donnell 2-3, T.

Smith 1-3, G. Smith 0-3, Gohl 1-3, Kaelin 0-1, 1 BB, Read 0-0, 1 BB. faith chr.—Smith (W) 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, and 7 SO, Bote 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO and Rice. Buchman 1-4, 2RBI, Henry 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SB, Bote 0-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB, Smith 1-4, 1 R, Graves 2-3, 1 BB, Tucker 0-2, 2 HBP, 1 SB, Talinbos 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, Rice 0-3, Beasley 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 2B.

basketball Nba

coNfeReNce fiNals (best-of-seven) WesteRN coNfeReNce oklahoma city vs. Dallas Today: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. Saturday: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. May 23: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. x-May 25: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. x-May 27: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. x-May 29: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. eastern conference chicago 1, Miami 0 May 15: Chicago 103, Miami 82 Wednesday: Miami at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Sunday: Chicago at Miami, 6:30 p.m. May 24: Chicago at Miami, 6:30 p.m. x-May 26: Miami at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. x-May 28: Chicago at Miami, 6:30 p.m. x-May 30: Miami at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.

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coNfeReNce fiNals (best-of-seven) Western conference Vancouver 1, san Jose 0 May 15: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 Wednesday: San Jose at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Friday: Vancouver at San Jose, 7 p.m. Sunday: Vancouver at San Jose, 1 p.m. x-May 24: San Jose at Vancouver, 7 p.m. x-May 26: Vancouver at San Jose, 7 p.m. x-May 28: San Jose at Vancouver, 6 p.m. eastern conference tampa bay 1, boston 0

May 14: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 Today: Tampa Bay at Boston, 6 p.m. Thursday: Boston at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Saturday: Boston at Tampa Bay, 11:30 a.m. x-May 23: Tampa Bay at Boston, 6 p.m. x-May 25: Boston at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. x-May 27: Tampa Bay at Boston, 6 p.m.

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high school giRls’ quaRteRfiNals today’s games Columbine (12-4) at Cherry Creek (15-1), 6 p.m. Chaparral (14-2) vs. Centaurus (13-3), at Warrior Stadium, 4 p.m. Wednesday’s games ThunderRidge (13-3) at Kent Denver (12-4), 4:30 p.m. Air Academy (13-3) at Denver East (13-3), 4 p.m.

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high school giRls’ state Playoff PaiRiNgs quarterfinals class 3a thursday’s games No. 9 Manitou Springs (11-5) vs. No. 1 Holy Family (14-2), at Broomfield Commons, 4 p.m. No. 5 Peak to Peak (13-3-1) vs. No. 4 St. Mary’s (13-2-2), at The Grace Center, 7 p.m. No. 7 Kent Denver (11-5-1) at No. 2 TCA (122-1), 6 p.m. No. 6 St. Mary’s Academy (11-3-2) at No. 3 Faith Christian (14-1-2), 5 p.m. class 4a today’s games No. 5 Cheyenne Mountain (14-3) vs. No. 4 Wheat Ridge (14-2-1), at Lakewood Memorial, 7 p.m. No. 10 Longmont (11-4-2) at No. 2 Valor Christian (14-1-1), 6 p.m. No. 6 Air Academy (14-3) vs. No. 3 Green Mountain (14-3), at Lakewood Memorial, 5 p.m. Wednesday’s game No. 17 Lewis-Palmer (11-6) vs. No. 8 Palmer

Ridge (14-2-1) at Don Breese Stadium, 6 p.m. class 5a Wednesday’s games No. 9 Denver East (14-3) at No. 1 Mountain Vista (14-0-2), at Shea Stadium, 7 p.m. No. 28 Rocky Mountain (12-4-1) vs. No. 4 Pine Creek (14-1-2), at D20 Stadium, 4:30 p.m. No. 23 Highlands Ranch (9-4-4) at No. 2 Arapahoe (16-1), 4 p.m. No. 6 Fairview (14-3) vs. No. 3 Dakota Ridge (14-1-2), at Lakewood Memorial, 6 p.m.

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baseball MaJoR league baseball MLB—Named John Allen assistant monitor of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Suspended New York Mets minor league RHP Edgar Ramirez (Binghamton-EL) 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. aMeRicaN league CLEVELAND INDIANS—Placed OF Grady Sizemore on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 11. SEATTLE MARINERS—Released OF Milton Bradley. NatioNal league CINCINNATI REDS—Placed LHP Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS—Announced owner Drayton McLane agreed to sell the team to a group led by Houston businessman Jim Crane. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Activated RHP Roy Oswalt from the 15-day DL. gyMNastics iNteRNatioNal gyMNastics feDeRatioN IGF—Suspended Cyprus, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Macau, Macedonia, Paraguay, Seychelles, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen for failing to pay money owed to the sport’s ruling body. college AIR FORCE—Bryce Bergman, Justin Tyner, Robert Drye, Conner Van Fossen, Mike Lauritzen and the relay team of Bergman, Manny Smith, Chris Severino and Anthony Delgado received Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field all-conference selections.


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Dear Amy: I have algestions on how to ways had a close rerepair this? Sad daughter-in-law lationship with my in-laws, dating back Dear Sad: Protect22 years. Recently, ing yourselves and my sister-in-law your children is (who is a recovering your job. Don’t ask drug addict) decidyour in-laws to do ed to live in one of ADvIce it. my in-laws’ homes AMY They have already along with her boy- DICkINSON chosen to accept friend. this person into For more than 15 ColuMniSt the family circle. It years, my husband is unrealistic that and I and our now teenage children have vis- they would also be able or ited these in-laws for our willing to protect you from yearly family vacation. We him. In addition to protecting found out that this boyfriend was recently arrest- your kids, I can imagine ed for beating my sister-in- that you might not want to spend your family vacation law. In the past, he has been interacting with a violent arrested for assault, fraud convicted felon. I completely agree with and drug possession with the intent to sell (he was in your choice but think that prison for this). He recent- now that you don’t have to ly relapsed and has been worry about your safety, caught with cocaine in his you might be worrying about your in-laws’ safety. vehicle. Your husband should My husband decided we should not bring the chil- travel to see them. He dren in close contact with should approach his famthis man. We asked my ily in an attitude of alarm in-laws to make sure that and concern and do what we would have no contact he can to persuade them to with him when we visited. get this person out of the family. They declined. — We then canceled our Send questions via email to much-cherished family trip, and they have cut off askamy@tribune.com or by mail to contact with my husband ask amy, Chicago tribune, and me. tt500, 435 n. Michigan ave., I am distraught. Any sugChicago, il 60611.

Dear Dr. Donohue: The signs of I think my days of lactase deficiency are painful abeating ice cream are gone. I had dominal cramps a big bowl three with diarrhea weeks ago, and upon eating dairy that night and the foods. A doctor can prove that next day I was in agony. I had bad ADvIce you are deficient cramps and diar- DR. in the enzyme in a rhea. The next day DONOhUE number of ways. A everything was lactose-tolerance fine. I thought I ColuMniSt test is performed might have had by giving a pastomach flu. tient a dose of lacBut last night I ate some tose and then measuring more ice cream with the blood sugar at one and same reaction. Have I be- two hours. If a person has come allergic to it? the lactase enzyme, blood C.l. sugar will rise because one of the sugars produced by Answer: It’s less likely to the enzyme is glucose — be an allergy and more blood sugar. If the person likely to be an intolerance is lactase deficient, blood to lactose, or milk sugar. sugar won’t rise. All dairy products have Treatment is avoidance some lactose. Our small of dairy products. Not all intestine is equipped with dairy products produce an enzyme, lactase, that symptoms. Cheese usubreaks down lactose into ally is well tolerated. So two smaller sugars that is butter. Another way to are easily digested. People deal with lactase deficienwho lack that enzyme are cy is to take the lactase said to be lactose intoler- enzyme by mouth before ant or lactase deficient. eating dairy foods. Or We are born with the you can add the enzyme lactase enzyme. But with to dairy products. Manuage, the lactase enzyme facturers have pretreated supply dwindles. Adult many foods with lactase, Asians, Native Americans including milk. — and blacks are the ethnic groups where lactase write dr. donohue, P.o. Box deficiency is most pro536475, orlando, Fl 32853nounced. 6475.

Dear heloise: It than once, and if the takes only a few hotel overbooked, I minutes to program end up with a suite emergency numbers for the price on my into your cellphone confirmation. (poison control, And always get a local police, road guaranteed late arconditions, etc.). rival. If for some You’ll be happy you ADvIce reason you are held did if you ever need hINTS FROM up and can’t make them. it, the sooner you hELOISE Also, while you’re contact the hotel, updating the con- ColuMniSt the better (usually tact list in your by 6 p.m. — Hephone, remember loise). Many of your to put ICE (“In Case of better hotels may actually Emergency” — Heloise) by release you from an extra the name of the person you night or go out of their way would like to be contacted to accommodate you. in case of emergency. a reader, via eMail Karen, oMaha, neB.

Thanks for the good reminder, and while you’re at it, why not post the ICE information by your home phone or on the refrigerator door? heloiSe

Dear heloise: Some more helpful information about making hotel reservations: Insist on getting a copy via email or mail. Make sure the copy has your confirmation number, the room type and the price quote. Carry it with you when you check in, and make sure you are getting what you requested and paid for. Having my printed confirmation has saved me more

Dear heloise: When people fly, they should make sure that their name and address are located inside each piece of luggage in case it’s lost or delayed. Print out an extra copy of your boarding pass and put it in each piece. This will tell the airline all the information it needs to know. If you have a cellphone, use that as your contact number, and the airline will be able to contact you easily. gerri JelliSon, Santa Maria, CaliF. —

write heloise via email to heloise@heloise.com or by post to heloise, P.o. Box 795000, San antonio, tX 78279-5000.

t o d ay ’ s h o r o s c o p e s by j e r a l d i n e s a u n d e r s ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your high spirits may encourage you to howl at the full moon. You are more likely to spend money on something of dubious value than usual because passing pleasures seem more important than usual. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You don’t need to be in the public eye to get attention from the key people in your life. Today’s full moon in your opposite sign might bring relationships into sharp focus. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) In contemporary times there are numerous ways of communicating with other people, so it should be no trouble, and you have no excuse to delay sending a message.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You could have your head in the clouds, daydreaming of what could be. Today’s full moon could very easily mark the beginning of a month where joys, pleasures and creativity fill your daily life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Reflect and refute. Today’s full moon may seem to throw some light on your public persona and reputation for the next few days. With savvy maneuvering, you will be able to stop negative gossip in its tracks. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The full moon lights up the dark areas that you rarely see. You may get a glimpse inside someone else’s psyche or understand something that you never fully contemplated previously.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You could be forced to walk the plank when someone plays pirate with your heart. The Full moon might act as a beacon lighting up your financial connection to others and ways to handle shared resources. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today’s full moon is in your sign. You may spend the next several days sorting out impressions and insights gathered from personal contacts. It is whom you know that counts. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Pick up the scent of something that will warm your heart. A hidden desire or whim can be set aflame. You are tempted to explore something fun or financially beneficial.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A full moon is a time for werewolves and for wisdom. You might be more aware of how others can help you achieve your goals. A new friendship offers excitement. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) During the days after this full moon, you might feel a tiny tug of war between your career aspirations and your family obligations. Money can’t buy love or happiness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The tides of emotion run higher than usual under the pull of a full moon. You have a yen to become one with the universe, but your kindness and consideration could be perceived as weakness by others.

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Exercise will give you a chance to make a fresh start with your health. By July, you can be in top form. Your business savvy is at an all-time high then, and because you are open-minded and wise, you attract good fortune. Accept any offers that come your way, as these will bring lasting benefits. In September you can make progress on the ladder of career or job success and financial strategies can be successful. Make no crucial changes or commitments in November, as your judgment can be off, and you may end up saddled with something that holds you back.

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economists have second thoughts Projection for growth revised downward The Associated Press —

NEW YORK • Economists are dialing back their expectations for U.S. economic growth this year. A survey from the National Association for Business Economics predicts GDP will grow 2.8 percent this year — down from the group’s February prediction that it would grow 3.3 percent. Their outlook for consumer spending and the housing market also weakened, in part because they expect oil prices to remain above $100 a barrel through 2012. In a survey that the NABE released Mon-

day, a panel of 41 economists also said they “remain highly concerned” about the growing federal deficit, and said that growth in the first three months of the year had been weaker than expected. The predictions of the economists reflect the jitteriness of a public that is still recovering from the financial crisis and now getting squeezed by rising prices for gas, groceries and other household items. Retailers of all stripes are paying more for the raw materials they need to make and transport their products, such as fuel, cotton and wood pulp, and saying they have no

choice but to pass along the price increases to customers. The NABE’s outlook survey is released every quarter. For this report, the poll was conducted April 13 to May 1. For the last report, released in February, the economists were polled Jan. 25 to Feb. 9. Since then, unrest has spread in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, which has played a role in the higher prices for raw materials and gas. The economists said they expect GDP to grow at 2.8 percent in 2011 — a decrease from the 3.3 percent prediction they made when surveyed in late January and early February. They also lowered predictions for consumer spending growth this year (2.8 percent, down from 3.2 percent), and hous-

buffett firm adds mastercard Berkshire Hathaway makes few other changes in its holdings The Associated Press —

LINCOLN, Neb. • Warren Buffett’s company added a new stake in MasterCard during the first quarter, but made few other changes in its holdings. Berkshire Hathaway filed a quarterly update on its $53.6 billion U.S. stock portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. The filing shows Berkshire’s holdings on March 31, and it revealed 216,000 shares of MasterCard. The filing also shows Berkshire sold 8,000 of its 29.1 million ConocoPhillips shares. Buffett manages most of Berkshire’s investments, but last fall he hired Todd Combs to run a portfolio worth $1 billion to $3 billion. So investors are looking for clues about investments Combs made since joining Berkshire.

But the quarterly filings don’t differentiate between investments Buffett makes or investments any of Berkshire’s roughly 80 subsidiaries make. Berkshire said it received permission from the SEC to keep information about some of its trades confidential, so the company may have been more active than Monday’s filing shows. Buffett’s firm often asks the Securities and Exchange Commission for the ability to not disclose information that could hurt its trading strategy because the market likes to follow what the “Oracle of Omaha’s” company does. The seemingly quiet first quarter contrasts with the last three months of 2010 when Berkshire sold off several of its smaller investments, including stakes in Bank of America, Comcast, Nestle, Nike, and Lowe’s. Buffett has said most of those stock sales were related to the retirement of the investment manager who bought them. Buffett said he decided to liqui-

date Lou Simpson’s portfolio, so Combs could have a fresh start. During the first quarter, Buffett did negotiate a $9 billion agreement to buy the Lubrizol chemical company for $135 per share. Lubrizol shareholders are scheduled to vote June 9 on that deal, which includes Berkshire assuming about $700 million in Lubrizol debt. That deal may have occupied a fair amount of Buffett’s time after it was announced March 14 because of the actions of former Berkshire executive David Sokol, who helped make the Lubrizol deal happen. Sokol bought nearly 100,000 Lubrizol shares in early January for about $100 a share even though he knew Lubrizol’s board had been discussing Berkshire’s possible interest in acquiring the chemical company. Buffett has called Sokol’s actions unethical and inexcusable. Sokol resigned after disclosing his trades to Berkshire, but he has denied wrongdoing.

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expect developing nations to push for their own candidates. Among those being mentioned as possible successors to Strauss-Kahn are Kemal Dervis, a former finance minister for Turkey who is now at the Brookings Institution, and Mohammad El-Erian, an Egyptian who heads the giant Pimco bond fund. El-Erian is a former IMF staffer. Analysts note that Europe, whose debt crisis has consumed the IMF for more than a year, has a large bloc of voting shares in the IMF and won’t be willing to yield the top job without a fight. Some suggested that French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is most likely Europe’s leading candidate. The 187-member IMF lends money to countries unable to pay their debts. The World Bank provides loans to poor nations for building roads, dams and other development projects. Strauss-Kahn’s arrest isn’t expected to impede the IMF’s day-to-day functioning. The executive board can still approve loan packages. And it’s expected to authorize rescue loans to Portugal as part of a larger package that European finance ministers negotiated Monday.

“There is a management team there, and a senior staff, and they will continue to make decisions and recommendations to the executive board,” said Edwin Truman, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Still, Strauss-Kahn’s arrest complicates delicate negotiations among European leaders and the IMF over whether and under what conditions to send more aid to Greece. Last year’s aid package hasn’t been enough to resolve Greece’s debt crisis. Speculation is rising that Greece may have to restructure its debts. “An element of uncertainty has been injected at a time when the situation is extremely fragile,” said James Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners. Before his arrest, Strauss-Kahn was widely expected to step down within months and run for president of France. So the IMF’s executive board has likely already been considering replacements. A new managing director could be selected as early as June or July, Rickards said. A global financial summit will be held in November in Cannes, France, and the IMF will be under pressure to have a new permanent

leader in place well before then. The IMF’s second-in-command, John Lipsky, who was named acting managing director, is viewed as more of a technocrat than Strauss-Kahn, with less political sway, particularly in Europe. And Lipsky has said he will step down in August, when his term ends. “The combination leaves the IMF leaderless at the most critical time in its existence since the end of World War II,” Rickards said. Strauss-Kahn is regarded as one of the savviest leaders in the IMF’s 64year history, with deep ties to European policymakers. He played a vital role in negotiating last year’s joint European Union-IMF bailout package for Greece and other struggling European countries. He’s also been viewed as an effective advocate for Europe’s interests before the IMF’s executive board, which represents its member countries. “The ability of Strauss-Kahn to navigate those waters will not be easily replaced,” said Uri Dadush, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former director of economic policy at the World Bank. Strauss-Kahn hasn’t yet officially stepped down. But few analysts expect him to remain.

vestas: Employs about 1,500, has invested $1B in state from page 10 —

ations, a lack of guardrails, inadequate worker access, improper use of ladders, a lack of personal protective equipment and not training workers on the use of hazardous chemicals, OSHA said. Vestas did not immediately return a call and email seeking comment on the OSHA citations. Danish wind energy giant Vestas Wind Systems em-

ploys about 1,500 people in Colorado and has invested more than $1 billion in the state for manufacturing plants in Pueblo, Brighton and Windsor and a research center in Lousville. Vestas says the Pueblo facility is the world’s largest wind tower manufacturing plant. In October, an employee of Southlake, Texas-based Transportation Technology Services died at the Pueblo plant after

he was pinned between a forklift and a rail car while loading sections of wind towers for shipment. The Texas company and Vestas were cited in that incident, with OSHA proposing $17,000 in fines against Vestas. Healy said OSHA has reached “an agreement in principle” with Vestas in that case, which still needs to be approved by an administrative law judge.

builders: Prices of resales, but not new homes, down from page 10 —

at that level for six of the past seven months. Any reading below 50 indicates negative sentiment about the market. The index hasn’t been above that level since April 2006. When asked about where they see sales of single-family home heading over the next six months, the builders offered their most pessimistic outlook since September. Last year the number of people who purchased previously owned homes fell to a 13-year low. Sales of new homes were even worse, hitting the lowest level on records dating back nearly a half-century. Builders are struggling to compete

because foreclosures are forcing down prices for previously occupied homes. The median price of a new home was about 34 percent higher in March than the median price for a resale. That’s more than twice the markup in healthy housing markets. In response, builders are breaking ground on fewer homes. The seasonally adjusted annual pace in March was 549,000 new homes per year, fewer than half the 1.2 million units annually that economists consider healthy. The Commerce Department will release the April data on new-home construction today. “You can get existing homes at a much cheaper price now, mainly due to foreclosures,” said Paul Dales, senior

U.S. economist at Capital Economics. “New homes really aren’t competitively priced.” Fewer new homes mean fewer jobs. Each new home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in taxes, according to the builders’ trade group. The trade group cited a handful of factors weighing on the housing market. Some were familiar — tighter lending standards, high unemployment and an increase in the number of homes sold at foreclosure. But the builders’ group also noted that higher gas prices were creating “consumer anxiety and reluctance to go forward with a home purchase,” said the group’s chairman, Reno, Nev., homebuilder Bob Nielsen.

ing starts (610,000, down from 660,000). They also expect housing prices to fall 1.5 percent, after saying earlier that they would rise 0.4 percent. Oil will average $105 per barrel this year, the economists said, up from $93 predicted in the last survey. They expect oil prices to remain elevated at $103 a barrel through 2012. Business spending was the bright spot in the NABE predictions. The economists expect spending on business equipment and software to rise 11.9 percent this year, partly because of pent-up demand after businesses cut back on spending during the recession. Corporate profits will rise by 8.5 percent, they predict.

credit card defaults, late payments decrease The Associated Press —

NEW YORK • The nation’s top six credit card companies provided further evidence Monday that card users are more in control of their spending and payments. All but one of the banks reported that late payments and defaults on card balances, which also back cardbased securities, hit new multiyear lows for April. Only Bank of America said defaults rose, and its rate remained at a two-year low. The Charlotte, N.C.based bank said balances considered uncollectible, or charge-offs, as they’re known in the industry, rose to 8.25 percent of balances on an annualized basis last month, up from 8.18 percent in March. Still, the rate is well below its August 2009 peak of 14.53 percent. Capital One reported the biggest drop in defaults, down to 4.97 percent annualized, a level last seen in late 2007. American Express kept its position as the issuer with the lowest default rate, at 3.5 percent. “I’m actually a little surprised at how fast they’re coming down,” said Mike

Dean, a managing director with Fitch Ratings. Fitch’s charge-off index, which tracks securitized card balances, is also close to twoyear lows. Charge-offs remain high on a historical basis, he noted, but the data are headed toward normal faster than previously projected. The industrywide chargeoff rate peaked at 10.9 percent in the second quarter of last year, according to Federal Reserve data. There has been a steady improvement for card issuers since that time, but rates for most of the biggest companies remain above the pre-recession average of 3.82 percent. “There’s nothing to indicate that we’re going to return to those levels” seen in early 2010, said Jeff Hibbs, a credit analyst at Moody’s Investor Services. More positive news is likely because late payments, or delinquencies, are also down substantially. Bank of America saw its lowest late-payment rate since mid-2006, at 4.52 percent of balances annualized, down from 4.82 percent in March. Amex had the industry-low late-payment rate, at 1.7 percent.


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Tech companies, debt worries drag on stocks NEW YORK • Technologycompany troubles and renewed concerns about Europe’s debt dragged stocks lower Monday. Investors also are growing more concerned over the prospect of an unprecedented U.S. default on its debt. Technology companies sustained the largest losses Monday as Yahoo and Amazon.com fell by more than 4 percent.

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A local company will announce expansion plans this week that will add about 100 jobs to the Pikes Peak region, according to the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. The company and the EDC will make the announcement during a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Antlers Hilton hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. EDC President and CEO Mike Kazmierski declined to discuss details Monday, other than to say the announcement involves “something that

is pretty darn new” for the area and that the local company involved is not a defense contractor. Some members of the business community have said the announcement might involve an electronics manufacturer, but Kazmierski previously wouldn’t comment on that. He did say that this week’s announcement is unrelated to the EDC’s efforts to bring a Fortune 500 company’s $100 million-plus data center to Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported last week that Wal-Mart has confirmed it’s the company that’s considering construction of a data center in the Springs,

although EDC officials declined comment. An announcement of about 100 jobs might seem like small potatoes in a metro area of about 622,000 people. Yet, with the economy still struggling and the area’s unemployment rate at 9.7 percent in March, the EDC’s job-generating efforts continue to be in the spotlight. Since the start of the year, at least five companies or organizations that received assistance from the EDC have announced they would add nearly 250 new jobs to the area. The EDC also has said it’s been working with other businesses that could bring several hundred more jobs to the area. —

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Alleged safety, health violations for company

Satellite TV broadcaster Dish Network said Monday that it has named Joseph Clayton as president and CEO, replacing Charles Ergen, who will keep his position as chairman — just as he did when he stepped down as CEO of sister company EchoStar two years ago. Clayton, 61, was the chairman of Sirius Satellite Radio from November 2004 through July 2008 and served as CEO of Sirius from November 2001 through November 2004. Sirius is now Sirius XM Radio. ENGLEWOOD •

Complaints about Ford Freestyle spur probe DETROIT • Federal safety officials are investigating complaints that the Ford Freestyle crossover vehicle can lunge unexpectedly when driving at low speeds or idling. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 238 complaints involving 2005 through 2007 Freestyles. Eighteen minor crashes were reported with one minor injury. A Ford spokeswoman said the company is cooperating with NHTSA as it reviews the matter.

Lowe’s quarterly profit falls amid bad weather NEW YORK • Lowe’s profit fell 6 percent in the first quarter, as the bad weather that plagued much of the country kept customers away from their gardens and other outdoor projects. For the three months ended April 29, Lowe’s net income dropped to $461 million, or 34 cents per share. A year earlier it earned $489 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier. The Mooresville, N.C., chain’s quarterly performance missed Wall Street expectations and the nation’s No. 2 home improvement retailer lowered its full-year outlook. Cold and rainy weather across the northern half of the country and tornadoes in the Southeast have been a drag on the season so far, Lowe’s said. news services

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The aSSoCiaTed PReSS

dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the international monetary fund, waits to be arraigned monday for an alleged attack on a maid who went to his penthouse suite at a hotel near Times Square to clean it. Similar charges might be coming in the United States and france.

who will lead imf? Emerging nations want a shot By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER And MARTIn CRUTSInGER The associated Press —

WASHINGTON • The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a sex-assault case in New York City has plunged the International Monetary Fund into a leadership dilemma just as it’s playing a key role in addressing Europe’s debt crisis and other global challenges. It also hastens a likely confrontation between Europe and increasingly rich developing countries that have been angling for the top spot at either the IMF or its sister organization, the World Bank. Since their inception just after World War II, the IMF has been led by a European,

the World Bank by an American. Eswar Prasad, an expert in international economics at Cornell University, said the top jobs could become embroiled horse-trading, with the major countries trying to win positions for their top candidates. “It will be a knock-down, draggedout fight because there is a lot at stake,” Prasad said. Prasad said the United States would like to see a developing country official head the IMF. But Prasad noted that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already said she wants to see the IMF post remain in European hands. Many analysts —

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builders’ outlook darkens They doubt that home sales, construction will pick up in 2011 By DEREK KRAVITZ The Associated Press —

WASHINGTON • U.S. homebuilders are concerned that the struggling housing market won’t recover this year, and some feel it may be getting worse. Builders’ outlook for the industry in May was unchanged at 16, the National Association of Home Builders said Monday. It has been —

SEE buIlDERS • PAGE 9

IN THE SPRINGS

Colorado Springs certainly isn’t immune to the troubles affecting the homebuilding industry nationally. Through the first four months of this year, the pace of homebuilding in the Springs and El Paso County is down more than 50 percent from the same period four years ago, just before the recession began. “I would characterize the market to be, frankly, probably one of the worst that I’ve ever seen,” said Mark Watson, president of New Generation Homes in Fountain. A story in Sunday’s Gazette examined what local homebuilders are doing to woo buyers and stay afloat. Find that story online at gazette.com/business.

no bail for strauss-kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was ordered jailed without bail Monday in New York. He is accused of attacking a maid who went in to clean his penthouse suite Saturday at the luxury Sofitel Hotel near Times Square. He is charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, a criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. In France, the lawyer for a 31-year-old novelist said she is likely to file a criminal complaint accusing Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her nine years ago. A rival lawmaker also alleged, without offering evidence, that the potential French Socialist presidential candidate had victimized several maids during past stays at the Sofitel. Assistant District Attorney John A. McConnell acknowledged in court Monday that New York authorities are investigating at least one other case of “conduct similar to the conduct alleged.” The aSSoCiaTed PReSS

Federal regulators have cited Vestas Towers America in Pueblo for two-dozen alleged safety and health violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday that it has cited Vestas for one willful and 23 serious violations after an inspection of the wind turbine manufacturing plant. The inspection was initiated after an employee suffered a partial amputation of two fingers and a broken wrist in November. OSHA has proposed $164,000 in fines against Vestas. “Vestas Towers America failed to provide its employees with a safe and healthful workplace,” said John Healy, OSHA area office director in Englewood. “The numerous hazards uncovered during this investigation are totally unacceptable.” The willful violation concerns the removal of support equipment while welding sections of wind towers together, which caused the sections to slide and resulted in the amputation injury, OSHA said. A willful violation is one committed with “intentional knowing or voluntary disregard for the law’s requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.” The other violations address alleged exposure to hazards associated with improper machine guarding, damaged electrical equipment, improper forklift oper—

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4G network Grows in denver The Denver Post —

DENVER • Verizon Wireless is expanding its high-speed, 4G network in the Denver area, the firm said Monday. The upgrade will launch Thursday and roughly double the network’s coverage in metro Denver. Highlands Ranch, Broomfield, Golden and Parker are included in the expansion. Verizon initially lit up the network, which offers download speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G speeds,

in December. Colorado Springs and Fort Collins will be added to the 4G (Fourth-Generation) Long-Term Evolution coverage area this year, the company has said. T-Mobile expanded its 4G network to Colorado Springs in November, though the company’s 4G network is based on what the rest of the telecommunications industry considers 3G technology. —

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